In Turkish Airlines Euroleague legend Sarunas Jasikevicius's coaching debut, Real Madrid and Zalgiris Kaunas battled for a win in Group F until the final minutes. Zalgiris got 13 points from Renaldas Seibutis but Madrid improved its defense after the break and kept running its offense through its star big man duo, Felipe Reyes and Gustavo Ayon. Felipe Reyes had 24 points, a career high in his 243-game Euroleague career and Gustavo Ayon added 16 and 15 rebounds to lead Madrid to its second win in Group F, 92-86
Jan 15, 2016·2 : 21
Anadolu Efes Istanbul welcomed crosstown rival Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul for their first Euroleague meeting. The visitors were sharp early and led by 5 late in the first quarter, but Jayson Granger shined with 10 second-quarter points as the hosts took control and built a 36-27 halftime lead. Cedi Osman reeled off 5 points and a pair of blocks in a 12-0 third-quarter run as the lead reached 18. Ender Arslan heated up from downtown and sank back-to-back threes to start the fourth quarter and cut the deficit to 4, but Granger and co. quickly regained control and coasted to an 84-71 victory.
Jan 15, 2016·2 : 14
Two of the highest scoring teams in the competition, Khimki Moscow Region and Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz, met in the Russian capital - and the game was not the run-and-gun showdown some expected, but an intense, physical battle. Laboral kept its options alive for the best part of the game, led by Fabien Causeur, who had 9 points an performance index rating of 15. Khimki took off late in the third quarter led by James Augustine and Alexey Shved. Shved finished the game with 24 points and Augustine added 22, as Khimki allowed 29 second-half points to cruise to its second win in Group F, 76-68
Jan 15, 2016·2 : 14
In a tough, defensive showdown in Top 16 Group E that went down to the final minutes, Panathinaikos Athens and Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade offered great intensity and hustle in front of 11,000 fans in the Greek capital. Panathinaikos trailed most of the way and got 15 points from James Gist. Zvezda denied the Greens' comeback attempts in the second half with outstanding defense. Maik Zirbes had 12 points and Stefan Jovic barely missed a triple-double with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists to lead Zvezda to its first win in Group E, 63-74.
Jan 14, 2016·2 : 06
The first meeting ever between Fenerbahce Istanbul and Lokomotiv Kuban will be one that neither forgets for a long time. The game was back and forth throughout the first half; a 10-0 Fenerbahce run in the second quarter gave the home fans something to sheer about, but four Lokomotiv players hit threes in a 0-14 response. The visitors held strong in the third quarter and led by as many as 9 in the fourth, but Bogdan Bogdanovic led an offensive renaissance for Fenerbahce. There were five lead changes and four ties in the fourth quarter as the game came down to the final minute, but clutch shots from the hosts made the difference as Fenerbahce claimed an 85-79 victory.
Jan 14, 2016·2 : 18
In a classic showdown, depleted CSKA Moscow welcomed FC Barcelona Lassa in the Megasport arena. Despite starting a pair of first-timers Dmitry Kulagin and Ivan Lazarev, CSKA took control from the start and built multiple 8-point leads behind a rain of three-pointers. The margin increased to double figures in the third quarter behind Milos Teodosic, Andrey Vorontsevich and Cory Higgins, as CSKA finished by making 16 triples, and remained in control until the final buzzer for 93-82 win, its second in the Top 16.
Jan 14, 2016·2 : 13
In a big showdown in Group E that went down to the wire, Panathinaikos Athens and Unicaja Malaga had to battle until the final second to determine the winner. Unicaja trailed most of the way but managed to keep all of its options alive behind an outstanding performance from Jamar Smith, who had 12 points. Panathinaikos found its regular go-to guy in Dimitris Diamantidis, who had 17 points and a key assist to James Feldeine, who hit the go-ahead three-pointer with 11.4 seconds left. Smith missed from downtown in the final second, as Panathinaikos won 68-66.
Jan 08, 2016·2 : 25
Faced with a historic opportunity to get its first Top 16 win after 21 tries, Brose Baskets Bamberg left no doubt about it against visiting Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday. An 8-0 start sparked by Nikos Zisis and Nicolo Melli turned progressively into blowout numbers as Daniel Theis and Janis Strelnieks joined the fun, ending Bamberg's long Top 16 losing streak with what became a 96-63 blowout, its largest margin of victory ever in a Euroleague game, too.
Jan 08, 2016·2 : 06
Fenerbahce Istanbul visited Serbian capital for the second time this season to face Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. Fenerbahce took control in the first half, and used a pair of big second-quarter runs to open a double-digit margin. A three-point barrage midway through the third quarter, and a Jan Vesely show in the fourth helped Fenerbahce with a comfortable lead, en route to a big 65-88 win in Hala Pionir as Vesely finished with 15 points, 15 rebounds and tied club-record with 5 blocks.
Jan 08, 2016·2 : 16
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (Highlights)
Jan 08, 2016·2 : 08
FC Barcelona Lassa and Khimki Moscow Region faced each other in a highly anticipated game that lived up to everyone's high expectations. Khimki battled all game long for its second win in Group F led by former Euroleague Final Four MVP Tyrese Rice, who finished the game with 14 points. Barcelona relied on Pau Ribas and Euroleague legend Juan Carlos Navarro, who allowed their team to keep a safe lead for the best part of the game. Ribas and Navarro each had 14 points to lead Barcelona to its first win in Group F, 87-70.
Jan 07, 2016·2 : 18
Olympiacos Piraues came up with a strong defensive performance to grab an important 76-82 road victory over Laboral Kuxta Vitoria Gasteiz in Group F of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Olympiacos held Laboral 19.2 points below its season average at home and received 19 points from Vassilis Spanoulis to improve to 2-0 in the Top 16. Othello Hunter added 17 points while Georgios Printezis chipped in 15 points for Olympiacos. Laboral dropped to 1-1 in the group despite Mike James scoring 16 points. In the third match-up between these teams this season – both sides won at home during the Regular Season - Olympiacos started well and went ahead 12-20 and was leading 18-24 after 10 minutes.
Jan 07, 2016·2 : 09