ASVEL Villeurbanne edged Valencia at home (73-69) and now are on top of the standings in Group C (5-1).

DeMarcus Nelson led the winners in scoring, with 20 points (on 9/14 shooting), with A.J Slaughter adding 14 and Mantas Kalnietis 11, along with six assists.

Louis Labeyrie had 17 points and nine rebounds for the losing squad, as Mike Tobey posted 13 points and eight boards.

It was a close game in the first half, as no team could take a significant advantage (20-17, 37-37). Later, the hosts played very well offensively (23 points in the third quarter) and earned a six-point lead (60-54).

The visitors tried to come back, but they came up short and, consequently, they were defeated.

Villeurbanne claimed their fifth win in six matches (5-1), whereas Valencia lost for the second time in the EuroCup (4-2).

In the other matches, Turk Telekom defeated Zenit St Petersburg at home (81-75) to earn their third straight voctory, Partizan prevailed over Trento in the return of head coach Andrea Trinchieri to the EuroCup and Fraport Skyliners escaped from Italy with a big win over Turin (75-85).