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EuroLeague Round 26 started on Thursday, with three teams maintaining a playoff push in the competition.

Armani Milano (17-9) rallied past Khimki (2-23) and made another step towards the playoff zone and the top four (84-74).

For its part, Bayern Munich (16-10) survived a late thriller over Maccabi Tel-Aviv (10-14) and climbed to fifth in the standings (72-70).

At the same time, Valencia (14-10) crushed Zenit Saint Petersburg (15-10) on the road (62-91) and is just one win away from the EuroLeague playoff zone.

In the other matches, Real Madrid (16-10) swept the regular season series against Zalgiris Kaunas (14-12), which lost its third straight (70-58).

In a late thriller in Piraeus, CSKA Moscow (17-9) endured the comeback of Olympiacos (11-15), handing the “Reds” their sixth straight defeat in the EuroLeague, for the first time in 16 years.