Anadolu Efes set up an unprecedented party on Tuesday night in Madrid, securing its qualification to the Euroleague playoffs and its placement in the quartet, which gives the home advantage in the next phase.
Ergin Ataman’s team passed like a … siphon with 108-83 from the headquarters of Real, for the 32nd game, forcing the Spaniards in their 14th defeat, with which they endanger even their position in the octave.
The aggressive pluralism of the Turks (7 players had a double-digit number of points) and the execution of 6.75 (14/26 three-pointers) simplified the work of Anantolou, who stepped on the accelerator in the second half and did not look back …
Leading the winners is Sertak Sanli with 17 points, followed by Seine Larkin (16 points), Krunoslav Simon (15 points), Vassilie Mitsic (13 points), Rodrigo Bobois (12 points), Chris Singleton (11 points). and Bryant Dunston (10 points).
Of the Spaniards, who saw Pablo Lasso eliminated at the end of the third period with two technical penalties for protests, Trey Tombkins stood out with 19 points.
The quarters: 20-20, 42-41, 64-76, 83-108
Zenit St. Petersburg – CSKA Moscow 74-83
CSKA Moscow emerged victorious in the “Russian Civil War”, passing victoriously 86-74 from the headquarters of Zenit and improving to 21-10 its record, which remained in second place in the standings. Dimitris Itoudis’ team was not affected by the absence of Mike James (decision of the Greek coach), forcing all of Xavi Pascual to his 14th defeat, which keeps him out of the top eight.
CSKA Moscow’s excellent defense in the first, third and fourth period (kept the hosts below 20 points), led it to success, while Johannes Whitman with 21 points led the attack. Billy Baron from Zenit fought with 24 points.
The quarters: 18-22, 42-48, 57-63, 74-86
Red Star-Armani Milan 72-93
In Belgrade, Armani Milano returned with a “double” in positive results, which allowed it to remain in fourth place with a record of 20-12. The Italians prevailed with 93-72 of the Red Star, which completed the 23 failures in the penultimate position of the ranking.
With 14/27 three-pointers, the next opponent of Panathinaikos (1/4), secured an early safety difference and did not … stress until the final score.
Kevin Panter with 23 points shone in Armani’s attack, while Jordan Lloyd tried with 22 points from the Red Star.
The quarters: 12-22, 36-47, 51-75, 72-93
Zalgiris Kaunas-Alba Berlin 96-86
In Kaunas, Zalgiris defended their home (96-86) against Alba Berlin and returning to victories, improved their record to 16-16, which gives them the right to hope of qualifying for the playoffs. On the other hand, the Germans suffered their 21st defeat.
The third period paved the way for success for the Lithuanians, who ran an individual score of 27-10 and entered the winning track. The first scorer of the winners is Lucas Lekavitsius with 21 points, while Marcus Erickson stood out from Alba with 19.
The quarters: 21-23, 41-51, 68-61, 96-86