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The EuroLeague standings are beginning to take more shape by the round as the focus turned to the bottom end of the table.

And it’s a second straight season that Barcelona have missed the post-season after they fell 95-91 on the road to Unicaja Malaga.

Daniel Diaz paced the winners with 21 points along with four three-pointers from four attempts.

Brose Bamberg will also miss out on this season’s playoffs after they lost convincingly 103-79 to Baskonia.

Baskonia led from start to finish, establishing a double-digit deficit after only three minutes, and never looked back.

Jayson Granger led six Baskonia scorers in double figures with 17 points.

Basement side Anadolu Efes’ fate was sealed a couple of rounds earlier, but Khimki’s 85-73 win in Istanbul sealed the Russian side’s place in the playoffs.

Malcolm Thomas led Khimki with 17 points.

In a battle between two teams that have already qualified for the playoffs, league leaders CSKA Moscow defeated Olympiacos 89-81 in the Russian capital.

Nando De Colo hit four triples, en route to 25 points for CSKA.