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Fenerbahce rallied past Panathinaikos in Athens (69-81) and claimed its seventh straight win in the EuroLeague to remain on top (10-1).

The Turks took control from the opening tip (12-18), but saw the “Greens” come back and tie the game (49-49).

Even though the hosts remained competitive in the fourth quarter (59-61), the visitors scored consecutive three-pointers and closed the game on a 10-20 run to seal the deal (69-81).

Nikola Kalinic had a game-high 18 points (4/5 from beyond the arc) for the winners, with Jan Vesely (15 points, seven rebounds, seven assists) and Joffrey Lauvergne (16 points) also playing very well on both ends of the floor.

On the other hand, Nick Calathes posted a team-high 14 points (all of them in the second half) and seven assists for the losing squad, with Nikos Pappas and Matt Lojeski adding 13 points apiece.

Fenerbahce extended its winning streak to seven games (10-1), whereas Panathinaikos suffered another painful defeat (5-6).