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CSKA Moscow recorded its 17th straight EuroLeague home win as a returning Milos Teodosic inspired the Muscovites to a 92-76 win over Barcelona on Friday.

Teodosic had 16 points and 11 assists on his return as CSKA improve to 11-1 as they pulled clear of Real Madrid at the top of the table.

Cory Higgins led CSKA with 23 points.

“We came out playing very well in the beginning,” Higgins said. “I think we relaxed too much and let them back in the game.

“We picked it back up in the second half. Everybody played great in the second half, both offensively and defensively, and that is how we got the win.”

Victor Claver scored 17 points for Barca who fall to 5-7.

Panathinaikos defeated Fenerbahce 81-70 in what is an always emotionally charged encounter in the Greek capital.

For Fenerbahce coach Zeljko Obradovic, who guided Panathinaikos to five of their six EuroLeague titles in his 13 years in charge, it was a fourth loss this season.

Nick Calathes flirted with a triple-double in collecting 16 points, 11 assists, eight rebounds and five steals to pace the winners as they improve to 7-5.

“We are very happy for this win,” Panathinaikos coach Xavi Pascual said. “I think we played our best game tonight. We did a great job on defence, more or less a good job on offence and played a complete game. In the end, we found this very important victory for us.”

James Nunnally led all scorers for Fenerbahce with 21 points.

Galatasaray survived a late challenge from EA7 Milano for an 83-80 victory.

Vladimir Micov scored a career-high 23 points and Alex Tyus delivered a pair of spectacular blocks before scoring the go-ahead with a put-back as Galatasaray won its fourth straight home game to improve to 4-8 on the season.