Tenth in a row: CSKA defeated Zenit 65:83

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CSKA Moscow tonight (Friday) recorded its tenth consecutive victory in the Euroleague after 65:83 over Zenit St Petersburg. The team’s last loss at the factory was somewhere in mid-October and since then it has simply been unstoppable. After 82:86 against Olympiacos, with a dramatic game that was also decided in overtime. Ex-Maccabi Tel Aviv, Jaylen Reynolds starred in a 66:77 victory for Bayern Munich against Basconia. Lloyd.

CSKA Moscow (3:12) – Zenit (5: 8) 65:83
Raised its balance to 3:12 and had no difficulty at all against Zenit, whose balance dropped to 5: 8. The Reds started the game strong and after the first half led 31:45. Zenit tried to get closer and reduced the lead to the 10th area in the third quarter, but two of Will Claiborne from the line set up 49:66 before the decisive quarter.

Despite 12 points from KC Rivers, Kevin Pangos and Alex Poiters (each), Zenit has recorded a third loss in the last four games. On the other hand, Darren Hilliard and Nikola Milutinov (13 double-pointers and 13 rebounds) were significant in CSKA’s victory.

Watch the game summary at the beginning of the article.

Olympiacos (7: 7) – Real Madrid (5:10) 82:86 (after extra time)
What a great game we got in Greece. After beating Panathinaikos in the previous round at the end of two overtimes, Real Madrid once again won at the end of overtime, this time only once, against the red team from Piraeus.

Nicholas Laprobitola was the man of the Blancos. The Argentine, who finished with 18 points, buried a three-pointer early in the fourth quarter, but the Greeks managed to get back to business, thanks to the excellent ability of Costas Sloukas in the money time, with 5 consecutive points.

Laprobitola’s 10 points in overtime led the Spaniards to a hard-fought victory. The Argentine scored 6 times from the line and finished with 8/8 at the end and celebrated with his teammates Real’s ninth victory in the team’s last ten games in the Euroleague.

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Red Star Belgrade (10: 5) – Valencia (6: 9) 73:76
After losing in extra time to Alba Berlin in the previous round, the Red Star recorded its first home victory after four consecutive losses without the frames, actually against the strong Valencia.

After a first quarter that ended in a slight advantage for the Spaniards, Corey Walden and Jordan Lloyd led the Serbs to a 2:11 run in the second quarter. But the Spaniards returned to the game, thanks to an excellent third quarter, precisely when Kalman Perflich was weak, (a good first half with 13 points) and Nikola Kalinic, who also missed a lot. The Spaniards’ salvation came thanks to a three by Martin Harmenson and another by Lewis LeBriire, who covered the two and sent both teams level for the final ten minutes.

In the final quarter, Valencia finally managed to regain the lead, with Josep Puerto setting up 65:67 with two accurate shots from the line. But then came the turning point, when Jordan Lloyd took over the game. The American scored 10 consecutive points to win the star, out of his 20 in the entire game, and that’s what pretty much ended the story and gave the Serbs a fifth victory this season in the Euroleague.

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Bayern Munich (5:10) – Basconia (8: 6)
After the loss to Zenit in the last round, the Bavarians came back to win with a game they dominated from the first minute. Bayern’s escape came early in the second quarter, with a 2:10 run. In the third quarter the Basques still managed to shrink towards the end, but a basket and a foul by Jaylen Reynolds, who finished as the leading scorer in the game with 21 points and recorded 9 rebounds, and another three by Paul Zippers left the Germans with an 8-point lead.

In the last quarter for the Basques, the air ran out, and Bayern’s advantage already rose to a 14-point lead. The Bavarians rose to third place in the Euroleague table. Wade Baldwin also provided a good game, finishing with 17 points. Zoran Dragic finished as Basconia’s leading scorer with 13 points, Henry Pierra provided 10 assists (and one point).

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Wheelerban (5: 9) – Moscow Khimki (2:13) 84:90
After beating Maccabi Tel Aviv in the last round, Wheelerban continues in its form, this time against the last in the Euroleague table.

In fact the first quarter was generally of the Russians. The mighty Devin Booker scored 11 points out of his 26 in the game in just the first 10 minutes and took Himki to a 20:29 lead. By the end of the 1st half, Himaki maintained the advantage that reached the 11-point lead, but Norris Cole scored 5 consecutive points, which left Wheelerban in the picture.

In the third quarter Gershon Yavosla and Mustafa Paul took responsibility for the game and led to a reversal of the host. The fourth quarter was particularly close, but again Cole was there to score clutch points, 4 minutes to go, as he added two more from the line.

Cole finished with 19 points, Paul with 16 and Yavosla finished as the leading scorer with 20. In Himaki, except for controlled, Alexei Shweid provided 14 points.

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