Sergio Rodriguez’s return did not go as he planned and Norris Cole starred for Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv as week two of EuroLeague got underway, Thursday.
Despite losing Anthony Randolph (shoulder) and Ognjen Kuzmic (knee), Real Madrid we’re still able to spoil the return of Rodriguez with an 82-69 win over CSKA Moscow.
Despite his evening being marred with an apparent shoulder injury, Randolph finished with 16 points as Real improves to 2-0.
Fenerbahce needed overtime but eventually defeated Olimpia Milano 92-86 on the road to get their first win of the new season.
Kostas Sloukas paced the reigning champions with 17 points, including three triples.
Former NBA veteran Norris Cole announced himself on the EuroLeague stage as he poured in 24 points to guide Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv to a 74-68 win over Baskonia.
Despite several reports of being out indefinitely, Rodrigue Beaubois posted 22 points for the Liga Endesa side.
Nick Calathes helped Panathinaikos to their first win of the EuroLeague season at the expense of Brose Bamberg.
Calathes hit 23 points and dished six assists in a 93-83 success.