Sam Van Rossom and Valencia made an epic comeback in the EuroLeague and forced Maccabi Tel-Aviv to a painful defeat (82-80).
Maccabi led by seven with two and a half minutes to go (70-77). But, Valencia turned things around and tied the game (80-80).
Scottie Wilbekin made the turnover and Van Rossom hit the game-winning two-pointer at the buzzer.
Klemen Prepelic was the best player of the winners, with 22 points. Thanks to this victory, Valencia improved to 6-3 in the EuroLeague standings.
On the other hand, Wilbekin posted 25 points, but Maccabi lost for the fourth time in the last five EuroLeague games. The Israelis now are at 3-7.
Barcelona earned another easy victory and remained on top of the EuroLeague standings.
With Nikola Mirotic (23 points in 23 minutes) leading the way, the “Blaugrana” led from start to finish and cruised to an easy home win over Crvena Zvezda (76-65).
Barcelona extended its winning streak in the EuroLeague to seven games and now is at 8-1.
On the contrary, Zvezda, who saw leading EuroLeague scorer Jordan Loyd, post just two points, dropped to 4-6.
Real Madrid continued its stellar EuroLeague run, after dominating Fenerbahce at home (94-74).
The “Whites” took control from the opening tip and never looked back, cruising to an easy victory.
Real won its fifth game in a row and now is at 6-4.
For its part, Fenerbahce has now lost three straight games and has a 4-6 record.
This was the last EuroLeague game for the star of Real Madrid Facundo Campazzo, who will move to the NBA.
Campazzo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets and Real will get a buyout of $6M.
Armani Milano put an end to its two-game losing streak in the EuroLeague after its home win over Zalgiris Kaunas (98-92).
It was a late thriller that was decided at crunch time, with Malcolm Delaney scoring eight of Armani’s last 12 points and sealing the deal for the Italians.
Five players scored in double figures for the winners, with Kevin Punter having 22 and a EuroLeague career-high PIR of 29.
The hosts improved to 4-3 in the EuroLeague standings, whereas the Lithuanians lost their fourth straight game and dropped to 5-5.
Zenit St Petersburg relied on its defense in order to rally past ALBA Berlin on the road (66-73).
This was the first-ever win for Zenit over ALBA in the EuroLeague, while the 66 points tie the lowest in the last two seasons for the Germans under head coach Aito Garcia Reneses.
The Russians now are at 4-2 in the EuroLeague standings, whereas ALBA dropped to 2-6.
EuroLeague suspended the game between ASVEL Villeurbanne and Olympiacos, as the “Reds” are dealing with multiple positive coronavirus cases.
The game will be rescheduled to a later date.