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2020-21Regular SeasonRound 14
Arturas Milaknis - Zalgiris Kaunas - EB20

Game Center, Round 14: Four road winners

The two-round week for December resumed on Wednesday with four more games, in which the home teams – Zenit St Petersburg, FC Barcelona and LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne – won to conclude Round 14. Valencia Basket's victory at Olympiacos Piraeus made it the fourth team to win on the road in the road after AX Armani Exchange Milan held off Fenerbahce in Istanbul, ALBA Berlin rallied past Crvena Zvezda after overtime in Belgrade and Real Madrid needed two overtimes before edging Panathinaikos in Athens on Tuesday. All 18 teams play again this week with Thursday bringing three Round 15 games and Friday the remaining six.

CSKA Moscow 100-65 Anadolu Efes Istanbul

CSKA Moscow never trailed as it spanked Anadolu Efes Istanbul 100-65 on Tuesday night at Megasport Arena in the Russian capital. Will Clyburn led the way with 22 points as CSKA improved its league-best record to 11-3 with its ninth consecutive victory. Darrun Hilliard scored 16 points, Nikola Milutinov posted 12 points and 10 rebounds, Mike James tallied 11 points and 10 assists and Johannes Voigtmann contributed 7 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Vasilije Micic scored 14 points for Efes, which dropped its second straight game to fall to 7-7. Bryant Dunston added 13 points and 7 rebounds and Rodrigue Beaubois scored 10, but Shane Larkin was held to 4 points – his lowest output since the 2018-19 season.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 71-79 AX Armani Exchange Milan

AX Armani Exchange Milan grabbed its fourth road win of the season by downing Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 71-79 at Ulker Sports and Event Hall on Tuesday. Milan improved to 8-5 in the standings while Fenerbahce dropped to 5-9 with its sixth loss in the last seven games. Zach LeDay led the winners with 15 points. Milan also got 13 points from Kevin Punter and 10 each from Luigi Datome and Shavon Shields. DyShawn Pierre led Fenerbahce with 16 points, Danilo Barthel had 13, Nando De Colo 12 and Leo Westermann 10. Milan led for most of the game after grabbing a 25-26 edge after 10 minutes, extending it to 35-44 at halftime and then to 48-68 at the end of the third quarter en route to a big road win.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 84-90 ALBA Berlin

ALBA Berlin rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter to claim an 84-90 overtime victory over host Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade on Tuesday. A low-scoring first quarter was won by Zvezda and the Serbian hosts briefly led by double-digits in the second quarter before ALBA responded to keep it close, 37-34, at halftime. Zvezda used strong defense to stretch the advantage as high as 55-41 in the third quarter, but long-range shooting brought ALBA back to force overtime and then dominate the extra period. Maodo Lo paced ALBA with 21 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting, and Peyton Siva added 19 points. Johannes Thiemann scored 13 points and Luka Sikma combined 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Jordan Loyd paced Zvezda with 21 points, while Ognjen Dobric had 13 and Johnny O'Bryant 12. ALBA has now won three games in a row to improve to 6-7, while Zvezda, 4-10, has lost five in a row.

Zalgiris Kaunas 92-73 TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Zalgiris Kaunas snapped another losing streak as it outlasted dominated TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz with a 92-73 victory on Tuesday. Zalgiris lifted its record to 7-7, ending its five-game home losing streak less than a week after ending an overall six-game skid. Baskonia fell to 6-7 with its second loss in succession. Arturas Milaknis made 5 of Zalgiris's 18 three-point shots to lead all scorers with 15 points. Lukas Lekavicius added 13, Joffrey Lauvergne 12, Nigel Hayes and Marius Grigonis 11 each. Baskonia got 14 points from Youssoupha Fall, 12 from Alec Peters and 10 each from Luca Vildoza and Zoran Dragic.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 93-97 Real Madrid

Real Madrid survived a double-overtime thriller to edge Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 93-97 at OAKA on Tuesday night. Real grabbed its third straight win – and 11th in a row against its Greek opponent – to improve to 9-5 on the season. Panathinaikos dropped its second in a row at home to fall to 4-9. Real led by as many as 14 in the second half before Nemanja Nedovic sparked a comeback. The Greens had the ball for the last shot at both the end of regulations and the first overtime period, but came away empty both times. Walter Tavares played a career-high 41 minutes and set a personal-best with a performance index rating of 36 after combining 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the winners. Alberto Abalde was the hero of the overtimes with 15 points and 3 assists over the game's final 10 minutes; he finished with 19 points and 6 assists. Anthony Randolph added 18 points, Trey Thompkins scored 12 and Jaycee Carroll 11. Nedovic finished with 27 points for Panathinaikos, Ioannis Papapetrou tallied 18 points and 7 rebounds, Georgios Papagiannis scored 14 and Ben Bentil 13 in defeat.

Zenit St Petersburg 79-75 FC Bayern Munich

Zenit St Petersburg snapped its three-game losing streak by defeating FC Bayern Munich 79-75 at Sibur Arena on Wednesday. Zenit improved to 8-4 and registered its first home win since beating FC Barcelona in Round 2. Bayern dropped to 9-5. Billy Baron led the winners with 20 points. Zenit also got 13 points from Will Thomas and 12 from Arturas Gudaitis. Jalen Reynolds paced Bayern with 13 points, Wade Baldwin IV and D.J. Seeley each added 12 while Paul Zipser had 10 for the visitors, who were without top scorer Vladimir Lucic.

FC Barcelona 87-74 Khimki Moscow Region

FC Barcelona stayed stop the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague standings by downing Khimki Moscow Region 87-74 at Palau Blaugrana on Wednesday. Barcelona improved to 11-3 in the standings and remained undefeated against Khimki at home with its sixth consecutive win against the Russian powerhouse. Meanwhile, Khimki dropped to 2-12 and is now on a six-game losing streak. Nikola Mirotic led the winners with 24 points. Cory Higgins added 20 points, Alex Abrines 13 and Pierre Oriola 10 for Barcelona, while Nick Calathes dished 12 assists. Alexey Shved led Khimki with 22 points. The guests also got 13 each from Sergey Karasev and Jordan Mickey. Barcelona led 32-25 at the end of a high-scoring first quarter, boosting its margin to 51-41 at halftime and then again to 69-53 after 30 minutes, never looking back.

Olympiacos Piraeus 85-96 Valencia Basket

Valencia Basket got a valuable 85-96 win over Olympiacos Piraeus at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Wednesday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak against the Reds. It was the second time that Valencia ever claimed a victory on that court; the first was in November 2003. The visitors, who improved to 9-5, took control of the game from the very beginning, built a double-digit lead early in the second quarter, enlarged it to 54-71 in the third and resisted all comeback attempts launched by the hosts in the fourth. Bojan Dubljevic paced the winners with 20 points and 9 boards in just 23 minutes. Derrick Williams contributed 16 in the same playing time, while Nikola Kalinic provided 14 and Klemen Prepeplic added 11. Olympiacos, which fell to 7-6, was led by Kostas Sloukas, who tallied 18 points and 7 assists. Shaqueille McKissic followed him with 16 points, Sasha Vezenkov had 14 points and 7 rebounds, and Livio Jean-Charles scored 14 in defeat.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 84-81 Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

In a thriller that came down to the last shot, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne snapped its three-game losing streak by topping Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 84-81 at the Astroballe on Wednesday. In the process, ASVEL set a club record with 33 two-point shots. ASVEL improved to 4-9 in the standings, right behind Maccabi at 5-9. Norris Cole and Moustapha Fall led the winners with 15 points apiece. ASVEL also got 11 points from Amine Noua and 10 from David Lighty. Scottie Wilbekin paced Maccabi with 25 points, Elijah Bryant added 12 and Dragan Bender had 11 for the visitors. It all came down to the final minute, in which a three-point play by Angelo Caloiaro gave Maccabi a chance. Maccabi got a defensive stop, but Wilbekin missed a three-point shot from the corner in the final seconds.

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