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Luigi Datome led Fenerbahce past Real Madrid

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Luigi Datome scored the game-winner, with 6.6 seconds to go, and helped Fenerbahce survive Real Madrid in a classic derby (65-63).

The Turks took an early double-digit lead (22-12), yet the Spaniards came back and tied the game at halftime (32-32). Since then, nothing changed and the match was decided in the final minutes.

Thanks to an 0-7 run, the “Whites” led by six (57-63), however the hosts reacted and closed the game on an 8-0 run of their own to seal the deal (65-63) and claim their 11th straight win, behind Datome’s three-pointer (driving layup and one).

Facundo Campazzo had the opportunity to force an overtime, but missed the two-pointer at the buzzer.

Datome had a game-high 17 points for the winners, as three more players scored in double figures.

On the other hand, Rudy Fernandez scored a team-high 12 points for the losing squad, with Jaycee Carroll and Anthony Randolph adding 11 points apiece.

Fenerbahce improved to 14-1 and remained on top of the standings, whereas Real Madrid dropped to 12-3.

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