Khimki stuns Real Madrid to snap 17-game EuroLeague losing streak

The biggest upset of the EuroLeague season took place in Moscow, where Khimki stunned Real Madrid and returned to the winning track.

Alexey Shved hit the game-winning two-pointer (with 17 seconds to go) and helped the Russians snap a 17-game losing streak (78-77).

On the other hand, the “Whites” continue to struggle and lost for the fifth time in the last eight EuroLeague games.

Khimki now is at 3-23, whereas Real dropped to 16-11.

Anadolu Efes maintained its momentum and dominated Anadolu Efes at home (99-83).

The Turks came back from a double-digit deficit in the first quarter and outscored their opponents 53-43 in the second half to seal the deal.

Efes extended its winning streak in the EuroLeague to five games, improving to 16-10.

For their part, Valencia dropped to 14-13 and is outside the EuroLeague playoff zone.

Zalgiris Kaunas stood tall in a hard-fought battle against ASVEL Villeurbanne and earned the 85-75 victory at home.

A 27-17 run in the third quarter was enough for the Lithuanians to take a double-digit lead (67-57) and never look back.

Zalgiris remained unbeaten at home for a seventh straight game, maintaining a EuroLeague playoff push.

On the other hand, ASVEL snapped a six-game winning streak and dropped to 12-15.

FC Barcelona recovered from its home loss to ASVEL Villeurbanne last week and rallied past Panathinaikos in Athens (77-85).

The Catalans took over from the second quarter onwards and never allowed the “Greens” to come closer than six points.

Nikola Mirotic had a season-high 25 points for the winners, who remained on top of the EuroLeague standings (19-8).

On the contrary, Mario Hezonja had 21 points and a career-high 20 PIR in his debut with Panathinaikos, which dropped to 9-16.

CSKA Moscow survived a late thriller against Maccabi Tel-Aviv on the road (80-84).

The Muscovites led by 18 at halftime (33-51), thanks to a 0-16 run. The Israelis cut the deficit to two (80-82), but Tornike Shengelia sealed the deal from the free-throw line.

CSKA Moscow improved to 18-8 in the EuroLeague standings, whereas Maccabi dropped to 10-15.

Bayern Munich came back from a double-digit deficit and edged Crvena Zvezda on the road (76-78).

The Bavarians trailed for the majority of the game, but outscored the Serbians 19-28 in the fourth quarter to earn the victory.

Bayern improved to 17-10 and maintained a top four push in the EuroLeague.

On the other hand, Zvezda dropped to 7-19 and remained next to the bottom.

Zenit Saint Petersburg turned things around late in the game and rallied past ALBA Berlin at home (87-71).

The Russians trailed by 11 late in the third quarter (53-64), but outscored the Germans 19-4 in the fourth quarter to cruise to the win.

Zenit now is at 16-10 on the EuroLeague table, whereas ALBA dropped to 9-18.

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