Euroleague round 4: CSKA gives Besiktas a whooping in Istanbul

Russian champion CSKA Moscow gave Turkish team Besiktas JK a real whooping in Istanbul tonight and cruise controlled to an impressive 85-58 votory. It was just another confirmation of what the insiders already knew, CSKA is a serious contender for the Euroleague title this year and is still unbeaten after 4 rounds. Reigning Euroleague champion Olympiakos got away with a scare at home with a narrow win over Cedevitas Zagreb, while German team Bamberg recorded its first vitctory.

BC Khimki-Union Olimpija 75-65
BC Khimki Moscow Region improved to 2-2 in competitive Group A by topping Union Olimpija Ljubljana 75-65 at home on Friday. Khimki improved to 2-2 and stayed undefeated at home and is tied for third place Panathinaikos Athens. Olimpija suffered its third consecutive defeat for a 1-3 record but is tied for fifth place with Mapooro Cantu as it looks forward to playing its next two games at home in Stozice Arena.

Olympiakos Piraeus-Cedevita Zagreb 79-77
Olympiacos Piraeus held on for a tough 79-77 victory over Cedevita Zagreb Friday night at the Peace and Friendship Stadium. Vassilis Spanoulis starred early, Kyle Hines and Kostas Sloukas made the big plays late, while Cedevita controlled the middle of an action-packed clash. The result left the Reds tied for third place in Group C at 2-2, while Cedevita remained last with a 0-4 record.

Montepaschi Siena-Elan Chalon 93-90
Montepaschi Siena recorded a must-win tonight after trailing Chalon in crunch time. It was the first victory in the Euroleague this season for the once mighty Italian team. Bobby Brown saved the day for the home team with an impressive 34 points and 5 assists.

Besiktas JK Istanbul-CSKA Moscow 58-85
CSKA Moscow left no doubt about its power and set up a big showdown undefeated teams in Group D next week by thrashing Besiktas JK Istanbul 58-85 on the road on Friday. CSKA is tied with FC Barcelona Regal for first place in Group D, each with a 4-0 record. CSKA hosts FCB Regal in the Russian capital next week, in what promises to be a great battle. Besiktas dropped to 2-2 and now faces back-to-back road games against Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Partizan mt:s Belgrade.

Brose Baskets Bamberg-Lietuvos Rytas 84-78
Brose Baskets Bamberg picked up its first win of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by defeating Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 84-78 on Friday at Stechert Arena. Bostjan Nachbar and Anton Gavel scored 22 points apiece for the German champs, who are now tied with Rytas for fourth place in Group D at 1-3.

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