2002-03Regular SeasonRound 1

Regular Season, Round 1

Defending champion Panathinaikos opened the regular season with a convincing 87-71 home win against Buducnost. Antonis Fotsis led the winners with 25 points. Asvel Basket upset Virtus 84-88, Tau defeated Maccabi 85-79 behind 31 points from Hanno Mottola while Benetton thrashed Pau-Orthez 94-73 with 24 points from newcomer Trajan Langdon.