No one stops Real Madrid in EuroLeague. After their defeat in the Spanish clasico against Barcelona, Pablo Laso’s team regained European competition and victory. Traveling to Istanbul to face Anadolu Efes, the Spaniards gained the upper hand in the third quarter notably thanks to a great Fabien Causeur, top scorer for his team (15 points). Well in place defensively, they secured their 12th victory in 17 games, with a victory of 8 points (65-73). For its part, the Anadolu ends the first leg with a negative record (8 wins and 9 defeats). Adrien Moerman (8 points at 3/6 and 6 rebounds in 25 minutes) and Rodrigue Beaubois (9 points at 3/6 and 3 rebounds in 17 minutes) will want to reverse the trend in 2021.
Another Frenchman to have shone on Tuesday evening, Joffrey Lauvergne. The interior has largely contributed to the narrow victory of Zalgiris Kaunas at ALBA Berlin (71-74), with 16 points at 8/13 and 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. But it’s the back again Marius Grigonis who was decisive, with 8 of his 12 points in the last 3 minutes of the game.
In other meetings, Baskonia won by a small point against Valencia (71-70). However, the Basques were led 40 to 23 before recovering and passing in front (61-58). What balance their record (8 wins and 8 defeats), while Valencia remains ahead (10 wins and 7 defeats). Youssoupha Fall scored 2 points in 5 minutes for Vitoria. In front, Louis Labeyrie returned to competition (2 points at 1/5 and 4 rebounds in 14 minutes).
Like Baskonia, Olympiakos Piraeus has 8 wins in 16 matches since Tuesday night and its great success at BC Khimki Region (88-105). Livio Jean-Charles did not play.