Fenerbahce overcomes champions in Final Four 2015 rematch, Euroleague hangover

Euroleague Basketball

In a rematch of the 2015 Final Four semi-final, Fenerbahce got a measure of revenge as they got the better of reigning Euroleague champions Real Madrid 77-66 in a physical Group A encounter.

Gigi Datome and Ekpe Udoh led Fenerbahce with 15 points each as they improve to 2-1 in the group with Real Madrid at 1-2.

“We came out, had a great crowd and played tough,” Udoh said afterwards. “You know, they were a force under the glass, but we ended up winning. That was a good win for us.”

Felipe Reyes paced Madrid with 15 points of his own.

Khimki are now at 2-1 in Group A after they thrashed Crvena Zvezda 91-53 to record their biggest ever Euroleague victory.

After leading 22-17 after one, the Russian side went on an 18-2 burst in the second quarter to take a 21-point lead at half-time. Unfortunately, things got worse for Crvena Zvezda as they were only able to post nine points in a one-sided third period as Khimki motored on to the win.

James Augustine finished with 14 points, five rebounds and career-best four blocks and Zoran Dragic scored 12 points for Khimki.

The third Group A clash saw Bayern Munich seal its second win in their Euroleague campaign by beating Strasbourg 76-61.

Nihad Djedovic led Bayern with 22 points as the German side drilled 11 of their 24 three-point attempts.

Olympiacos needed their captain reliable Vassilis Spanoulis to guide them to a 71-66 win at EA7 Milano.

Spanoulis drilled a long step-back two with 55.7 seconds left to give Olympiacos a 66-64 lead that proved to be the dagger as the 2013 champions improve to 2-1.

Despite Spanoulis’ late show, Patric Young led the winners with 18 points.

Malcolm Delaney exploded for 25 points as Lokomotiv Kuban bested Stelmet Zielona Gora 83-75 in Poland.

Delaney’s haul helped Lokomotiv remain unbeaten with Stelmet Zielona Gora continue to search for their first win.

Led by Edwin Jackson, Unicaja Malaga coasted to an 81-69 win over Darussafaka Dogus.

Jackson led five Unicaja players in double figures with 18 points.