Stefan Jovic Bayern Munich
Photo: EuroLeague Basketball

In a late thriller in Munich, Bayern stood tall and defeated league leaders Fenerbahce in double overtime (90-86).

It was an epic battle between the Germans and the Turks, with eight lead changes and seven ties in the third and fourth quarter alone. At the same time, no team led by more than seven points at any stage.

The visitors had the lead at halftime (29-34), but the hosts turned things around (52-52) and came one step away from the win (66-64). But, Kostas Sloukas made a two-pointer and forced an overtime (66-66).

In the extra period, Vladimir Lucic made a three-pointer and put his team in front, with four seconds to go (80-79). Yet, Joffrey Lauvergne made one free throw and forced a double overtime (80-80).

At this point, Danilo Barthel took over and scored six of his total 14 points to seal the deal for the Germans (90-86).

Derrick Williams and Stefan Jovic scored a team-high 19 points for the winners, as Barthel finished the game with 14.

Five players scored in double figures for the losing squad, with Ali Muhammed having a game-high 23 points (on 5/9 from beyond the arc).

Bayern improved to 11-10 and remained within the play-off zone (seventh place), whereas Fenerbahce is still on top of the standings, at 18-3.