Turkish Airlines EuroLeague: Round 21 wraps on Friday
In the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague on Friday, there were three games to close the week’s action. Unicaja Malaga traveled to Khimki Moscow Region and nicked an important win, while Brose Bamberg swamped Panathinaikos in Germany. Elsewhere, Baskonia Vitoria had far too much quality for Crvena Zvezda.
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Unicaja Malaga, 66-68
Unicaja Malaga picked up an important win on the road at Khimki. The victory helped the reigning EuroCup champs move to an 8-13 record in 10th place. As for Khimki, the club’s form has levelled out in recent weeks and the Russian team now has a 12-9 record. A low scoring 9-11 first quarter gave way to a busting 22-28 second which gave Malaga a 32-39 lead through halftime. Khimki kept fighting throughout the game and it was a nervy finish as Malaga held on for the win.
Brose Bamberg vs. Panathinaikos Athens, 95-74
Brose Bamberg’s ability to be awful one week and excellent the next was in evidence on Friday in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. The German champs crushed former title holder Panathinaikos in an excellent home performance. This win lifted Bamberg to 8-13 alongside a growing pack of clubs. As for Panathinaikos, The Greens are still well in the hunt in 5th place with a 13-8 record. Bamberg was winning by two points after thirty minutes, and settled the game with a stunning 38-point haul in the fourth act.
Baskonia Vitoria vs. Crvena Zvezda Belgrade, 103-84
Baskonia managed a typically brilliant home performance to smash Crvena Zvezda at home. The win allowed Baskonia to recover from a poor run in recent weeks and move 10-11 in ninth place. As for Crvena Zvezda, the Serbian champion is having a tough Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season and fell to 8-13 in the standings.
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