Bayern Munich maintained the playoff push thanks to defending champion Anadolu Efes (83-71) at home. Euroleague Ground 14..
The Bavarian scored only 7 points in the fourth quarter, surpassing the Turks 17-7 to win. Before that, visitors returned from a double-digit deficit early in the second half, but couldn’t stay competitive until the end.
Bayern Munich has extended their home streak to four games, 5-2 at Audi Dome this season. They are tied to Maccabi Tel Aviv and ASVEL Villeurbanne for the final playoff spot at 7-7. On the contrary, Efes fell to 6-8 after losing two games in a row.
Fenerbahce maintained momentum and claimed to have won a big victory over Zenit St. Petersburg (80-86). It was a late thriller decided at crunch time as the Turks played clutch to seal the decisive victory. This is the first time this season that Fenerbahce has won a series of games.
Jan Vesely (up to 32 points in his career) and Nando De Colo (18 points) led visitors aggressively and helped the team rise to 5-9. On the contrary, the Russians have fallen to 8-6, winning one from the top four.
In a battle between two legitimate playoff candidates, UNICS Kazan rallyed past Maccabi Tel Aviv on the road and returned to the winning track (74-85).
The Israelis remained competitive for 30 minutes, while the Russians surpassed them 8-22 in the final quarter and signed a deal. UNICS improved to 8-6 and won 5 of the last 6 points. As part of that, Maccabi has lost 4 straights to 7-7.
Olympiacos missed the chance to step back from the top of the standings after losing to Klubenaz Vezda (81-76). A 9-1 run at Crunch Time gave the Serbs an 8-point lead (78-70) and the “Reds” never recovered.
Zvezda won two straight wins, improving to 6-8. table.. On the other hand, Olympiacos lost for the first time in three games and is now 9-5.
At the Fernando Buesa Arena, Baskonia exploded in the second half, dominating ASVEL Villeurbanne and returning to the winning track (91-66). The Basques were unstoppable at both ends and surpassed their enemies at 46-22 to cruise for victory.
The host lost three games in a row and improved to 5-9. On the contrary, ASVEL fell to 7-7, tying 3 teams in 8th place.
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EuroLeague Round 14 (Day 1): Bayern Munich wins four straight games at home
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