Real Madrid claims 11th straight EuroLeague win over Panathinaikos after double OT thriller

Real Madrid edged Panathinaikos in a double OT thriller in Athens (93-97) and claimed its 11th straight EuroLeague win over the “Greens”.

Real saw Panathinaikos come back from a 14-point deficit (33-47) and have the chance to ”steal” the win in both the regulation and first overtime.

Yet, the hosts missed both chances and the “Whites” secured a big road win.

Five players scored in double figures for the winners, with Walter Tavares leading the way with 20 points, 14 rebounds and a personal-best PIR of 36 in a career-high 41 minutes of action.

For the losing squad, Nemanja Nedovic had 27 points, with 25 of them coming in the second half onwards.

Real extended its EuroLeague winning streak to three games and improved to 9-5. On the other hand, Panathinaikos lost its second straight at home and dropped to 4-9.

Zalgiris Kaunas snapped a five-game EuroLeague losing streak at home, thanks to its 92-73 victory over Baskonia at “Zalgirio Arena”.

The Lithuanians relied on their defense and used a 23-11 run in the third quarter to take a double-digit lead and seal the deal.

Zalgiris now is on a two-game winning streak and has a 7-7 record, whereas the Basques dropped to 6-7 in the EuroLeague standings, after losing their second in a row.

ALBA Berlin came back from a 14-point deficit in the second half (55-41) and defeated Crvena Zvezda at home in overtime (84-90).

Thanks to this win, the Germans have now won four consecutive EuroLeague games and improved to 6-7.

Meanwhile, the Serbians now are on a five-game EuroLeague losing streak and dropped to 4-10.

In Moscow, CSKA dominated Anadolu Efes from start to finish and cruised to the 100-65 victory.

The Russians never trailed in the contest and handed the Turks a heavy road loss.

CSKA extended its winning streak to nine games and has a league-best record of 11-3.

For its part, Anadolu Efes dropped to 7-7 in the EuroLeague standings, with Shane Larkin scoring just four points – his lowest output since the 2018/19 EuroLeague season.

Armani Milano claimed its fourth road win of their EuroLeague season, after rallying past Fenerbahce (71-79).

The Italians outscored their opponents 23-42 between the second and the third quarter and never looked back (35-44, 48-68).

Fenerbahce never recovered after that and suffered its sixth loss in the last seven EuroLeaue games.

Armani Milano improved to 8-5, whereas Fenerbahce dropped to 5-9.

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