A pair of rescheduled games from Round 18 and 19 got the week’s action started early on Tuesday as red-hot Fenerbahce downed league-leading Real and Milan edged host Zalgiris.
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 66-51 Real Madrid
Fenerbahce gave the league leaders a taste of their own medicine with a defensive masterpiece for a 66-51 victory that was the second-lowest scoring output by Real this century! Marko Guduric led the Fenerbahce, which sneaked into playoff position with a 12-10 record, with 12 points, while Melih Mahmutoglu and Dyshawn Pierre added ten each. Real’s Walter Tavares had game-highs of 14 points and nine rebounds.
Zalgiris Kaunas 70-74 AX Armani Exchange Milan
Malcolm Delaney scored a season-high 20 points, and Kyle Hines added a double-double on his historic night as Milan held off a stiff challenge from Zalgiris for a 70-74 victory at Zalgirio Arena. Hines collected five offensive rebounds to become the EuroLeague’s all-time leader in that category with 706. The win lifted Milan’s record to 16-7 to remain third in the standings. Last-placed Zalgiris lost its ninth in a row to fall to 3-19.