2017-18Regular SeasonRound 7
Marcelinho Huertas - Baskonis Vitoris Gasteiz - EB17

Regular Season, Round 7: Road wins, overtimes and comebacks

What didn’t Round 7 produce? There were five road winners, four blowouts, three overtimes and two comebacks of more than 20 points. One of the overtime thrillers was a rematch of last season’s Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game between Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul and Olympiacos Piraeus, which went to the visiting Reds this time. In one of the greatest comebacks in competition history, Brose Bamberg erased a 26-point deficit to edge FC Barcelona Lassa in Nurnberg. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan needed two overtimes before beating Valencia Basket. And Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz handed Real Madrid its worst ever EuroLeague defeat in one of four games decided by at least 20 points.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 72-92 Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Errick McCollum nailed 8 three-pointers in one of the best scoring displays by a visiting player in Tel Aviv history as Anadolu Efes Istanbul recorded a 72-92 road victory over Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv on Tuesday. McCollum finished with 31 points on 8-of-11 three-point shooting, which was the best performance by a player at Menora Mivtachim Arena since Carlos Cabezas scored 31 for Unicaja Malaga in an overtime game in 2006. After losing its opening five games, Efes picked up its second consecutive road win and improved to 2-5, while Maccabi dropped to 4-3. Vladimir Stimac posted 15 points and 13 rebounds to help Efes dominate the boards 30-46.

Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 93-65 Khimki Moscow Region

Panathinaikos won consecutive games for the first time this season in routing Khimki Moscow Region 93-65. The victory improved the Green record to 4-3, while Khimki, which entered Round 7 tied for first place, slipped to 5-2. Marcus Denmon’s long-range shooting and iron-fisted defense gave the home team an early double-digit lead which never looked likely to be troubled, and Denmon eventually finished with 24 points of 7-of-9 three-point shooting, while Nick Calathes had a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists. Panathinaikos’s total of 17 triples was the third-most in club history and the most made by any team since March 2015.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 105-75 Real Madrid

Baskonia trounced Real Madrid 105-75 on Tuesday at Fernando Buesa Arena. The victory was Baskonia’s second in its last three games after a 0-4 start, which took the team’s record to 2-5. For Madrid, the loss was its third in a row and the 30-point difference was the largest margin of defeat for Los Blancos in competition history. Baskonia took control with a 19-0 run to lead 27-5 after six and a half minutes and coasted the rest of the way. Madrid never got closer than 14 after that and the difference peaked at 33 in the fourth quarter. Rodrigue Beaubois scored 15 points to lead the winners, for which every player made a basket

Unicaja Malaga 83-85 Zalgiris Kaunas

Edgaras Ulanovas dropped in the game-winning jumper on the buzzer to lift Zalgiris Kaunas to an 83-85 overtime victory at Unicaja Malaga. Zalgiris let a 20-point lead slip away to go to the extra session and the game seemed destined for a second overtime when Ray McCallum, whose layup tied the game at the end of regulation, hit another shot to even the score with only seconds remaining in overtime, but Ulanovas scored off an inbounds pass to claim the Zalgiris win. The Lithuanian champs improved to 4-3 with their third road win of the season, while Unicaja dropped to 3-4. Kevin Pangos led Zalgiris with 21 points and 5 assists. Ray McCallum paced Unicaja with 19.

Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 83-90 Olympiacos Piraeus

In one of the greatest comebacks in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague history, Brose Bamberg erased a 26-point deficit to edge FC Barcelona Lassa 84-81 on Wednesday night at Arena Nurnberger Versicherung. The German champs struggled early as Barcelona used a 2-25 run to lead 12-38 after 10 minutes, but Brose turned up the heat on defense and outscored the visitors in each successive quarter to claim a stunning victory. Brose won for the fourth time in five games to improve to 4-3 on the season, while Barcelona lost its second straight game to fall to 2-5. Dorell Wright starred with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals for the winners who committed 7 turnovers in the first 10 minutes, but made only 3 the rest of the way.

Crvena Zvezda Belgrade 59-85 CSKA Moscow

With an opportunity to hold first place alone, CSKA Moscow took it with both hands, racing ahead early to defeat host Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 59-85 on Wednesday. With its fifth consecutive win, CSKA rises to the top of the standings at 6-1. Zvezda, which never led in the game, saw its record slide to 2-5. CSKA's was a true team effort, particularly on the defensive end. Kyle Hines led CSKA with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 blocks. Nando De Colo paced the scorers with 16 points, while Corey Higgins added 12 and Sergio Rodriguez 11 plus 9 assists.

Brose Bamberg 84-81 FC Barcelona Lassa

In one of the greatest comebacks in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague history, Brose Bamberg erased a 26-point deficit to edge FC Barcelona Lassa 84-81 on Wednesday night at Arena Nurnberger Versicherung. The German champs struggled early as Barcelona used a 2-25 run to lead 12-38 after 10 minutes, but Brose turned up the heat on defense and outscored the visitors in each successive quarter to claim a stunning victory. Brose won for the fourth time in five games to improve to 4-3 on the season, while Barcelona lost its second straight game to fall to 2-5. Dorell Wright starred with 16 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals for the winners who committed 7 turnovers in the first 10 minutes, but made only 3 the rest of the way.

Valencia Basket 98-103 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Curtis Jerrells enjoyed a dream second debut for AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan as the Italian team topped Valencia Basket 98-103 in a thrilling back-and-forth double overtime battle. After a tight first half that contained 18 lead changes, Valencia looked dominant when a blistering start to the third quarter delivered a 61-45 lead. But Milan roared back to force overtime through Jordan Theodore’s layup with 13 seconds remaining. The teams could not be separated until the second additional period, when Jerrells took over by scoring 12 of his career-high total 30 points to give Milan its first road win of the season. Milan boosted its record to 2-5 and handed Valencia its third straight loss to fall to 3-4.

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