In a close game in Milano, Olimpia survived Baskonia (93-90) and remained close to the top of the standings (6-2 record).

The Italians had control of the game from the beginning (27-26, 47-43), yet the Basques remained competitive and attempted to turn things around and “steal” the victory (77-75).

The hosts, though, went on an 11-4 run and never looked back (88-79, 89-85, 93-90).

Vladimir Micov (22 points) and Mike James (20 points, eight assists) led the winners in scoring, whereas Matt Janning and Vincent Poirier scored 18 points apiece for the losing squad.

Olimpia Milano improved to 6-2, with Baskonia dropping to 2-6.