Olympiacos triumphed over Real Madrid at Piece and Friendship Stadium in the Game of The Week of EuroLeague Round 2.
In a hard-fought battle in Piraeus, the “Reds” used a fourth-quarter run to seal the deal. The hosts went on a 27-11 run to take a double-digit lead (43-48, 70-59).
Real attempted a comeback with an 0-8 run and it was a late thriller (71-68). Sasha Vezenkov scored a key two-pointer with 30 seconds to go and the Greek giants took the win (74-68).
Olympiacos remained on top with a perfect record (2-0). On the other hand, Real dropped to 1-1.
In Kazan, Monaco needed an overtime to escape with a big victory over UNICS (80-88).
Mike James had the chance to hand Monaco the win, but made one free throw and missed the game-winning shot at the buzzer (74-74). In the extra period, the visitors outscored the Russians 6-14 to cruise to the victory.
Monaco climbed to 2-0 in the standings, whereas UNICS is at the bottom with an 0-2 record.
In a rematch from the 2019 EuroLeague Championship Game, CSKA Moscow endured the late comeback of Anadolu Efes and claimed the victory (96-100).
The Russians took control from the opening tip and led by double digits several times in the contest (59-75, 70-83). The Turks attempted a late comeback and cut the deficit to two (93-95).
But, they came up short and remained winless (0-2). On the other hand, CSKA Moscow won its first EuroLeague game this season and improved to 1-1.
Four players scored 17+ points for the winners, whereas Vasilije Micic exploded for a game-high 32 points for the losing squad.
ASVEL Villeurbanne rallied past ALBA Berlin in a late thriller (65-71). The French were in control from the opening tip and took a 14-point lead in the contest (43-57).
Yet, the Germans fought back. ALBA attempted to turn things around, but the visitors stood tall and sealed a big road win. The hosts are without a win in the EuroLeague, whereas ASVEL climbed to the top, at 2-0.
Armani Milano relied on its defense to cruise past Baskonia at Fernando Buesa Arena (64-78).
The Italians took control from late in the second quarter and never looked back (26-36). Even though the Basques tried to get back to the game, Armani comfortably retained its lead.
The visitors led by as many as 16 (57-73) and made it two in a row in the competition (2-0). On the contrary, Baskonia remained without a victory (0-2).