Jaycee Carroll might have set the tone for Real Madrid’s 99-92 away win over Bilbao in week eight of the Liga Endesa, but all the talk was about Luka Doncic.
The 16-year-old Slovenian prodigy had 15 points, six rebounds and four assists to support Carroll’s team-high 19 as Real remained on course with league leaders Valencia with the win, improving them to 7-1.
Barcelona responded from their maiden loss last week with a 76-65 success over Fuenlabrada to improve to 7-1.
A double-double of 15 points and 10 rebounds from Justin Doellman sealed the win for the Catalan giants as Fuenlabrada drop to 3-5, and out of early playoff contention.
The other side on a 7-1 record after week eight is Laboral Kutxa, as they recorded a thumping 90-66 road win against struggling Zaragoza.
Tornike Shengelia paced Baskonia with 21 points and seven rebounds in the win.
Joventut Badalona slipped down the table after an 83-79 loss to Rio Monbus in what was a thrilling contest in Santiago.
Poland international Adam Waczynski led Rio Monbus with 27 points that included five three-pointers as they move to 5-3.
Unicaja Malaga led 23-13 after the first quarter and never looked back as they thrashed Estudiantes 89-59.
Nemanja Nedovic led Malaga with 15 points.
A bottom of the table clash saw Sevilla move further away from the relegation zone with a 76-68 road win over Gipuzkoa, who not only remain bottom but also without a win.
Other games in the Liga Endesa saw wins for UCAM Murcia [76-72] over Andorra and Manresa claimed a big 71-65 win at Tenerife.