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FC Barcelona, Armani Milano the only undefeated teams after Round 4

Nikola Mirotic FC Barcelona
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FC Barcelona claimed a second straight overtime victory, this time against Monaco on the road (81-85). The Catalans had to come back from an early double-digit deficit (22-12).

With Monaco up by two (75-73), Brandon Davies made the two-pointer and forced an overtime (75-75). In extra time, the visitors took control and sealed the deal, although Mike James tried to keep the hosts alive (81-82).

This was the first time these two clubs met in the EuroLeague. Thanks to its victory, FC Barcelona now is at 4-0 in the EuroLeague. For their part, Monaco dropped to 2-2.

Armani Milano continued its great start to the season and registered its fourth straight EuroLeague win. This time, the Italians rallied past defending champions Anadolu Efes at home (75-71).

A 14-0 run in the second quarter let the hosts erase a nine-point deficit (25-34) and take control. Armani led by as many as 14 (63-49), but the Turks came back with an 0-11 run of their own (63-60).

Yet, Armani stood tall and retained its lead until the end to seal the deal. Armani now is on top with a 4-0 record, whereas Efes has lost all four games so far (0-4).

In Madrid, Real had no problem to dominate Panathinaikos and claim its second straight EuroLeague win. The “Whites” led from start to finish and cruised past the “Greens” to secure an easy home victory (88-63).

Real, which led by as many as 27 (88-61), now are at 3-1 in the standings. On the contrary, Panathinaikos lost their second straight and dropped to 2-2.

Olympiacos came back from an 11-point, first-quarter deficit (12-23) and dominated Zalgiris Kaunas at home (83-68). The “Reds” took control in the second half and outscored their opponents 47-29 to cruise to the victory.

This was the third win for Olympiacos in the first four EuroLeague games (3-1). On the contrary, Zalgiris remains winless after Round 4 (0-4).

In Moscow, CSKA survived a late thriller vs Crvena Zvezda and protected its home court. The Serbians were in control for the majority of the game. Yet, the Muscovites tied the game at 71 late in the fourth quarter.

A 7-0 run in crunch was enough for the hosts to seal the deal. The visitors only managed to cut the deficit to two at the buzzer (78-76).

CSKA Moscow remained close to the top with a 3-1 record. On the other hand, Crvena Zvezda dropped to 2-2.

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