Panathinaikos were lead by the players from last season. Estratios Perperoglu and Mike Batiste both scored 12 points with 10 coming from Sarunas Jasikevicius.
CSKA Moscow gave a chance to their fans to be happy after last year's Euroleague final replay against Maccabi Tel-Aviv. Russian giants celebrated a convincing win 76:59. Third quarter was crucial as CSKA let only 7 points in their basket and managed to score 26.
Erazem Lorbek was the top scorer for CSKA with 22 points while Carlos Arroyo had 13 for Maccabi.