Benjamin Bentil Panathinaikos
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Panathinaikos rallied past Anadolu Efes at home (86-70) and put an end to the Turks’ four-game winning streak.

The “Greens” were in front in the first 25 minutes (14-6, 29-22, 38-31, 46-41), yet a 5-13 run helped Anadolu Efes turn things around (51-54).

However, the hosts stood tall and went on a 17-1 run of their own to earn a double-digit lead and never look back (68-55). The visitors never threatened again after that and were defeated.

Tyrese Rice led the winners with 18 points, whereas Shane Larkin had a team-high 28 points for the losing squad.

Panathinaikos improved to 3-3, whereas Anadolu Efes dropped to 4-2.

In the other match of the night, Crvena Zvezda crushed Khimki (90-78) and snapped its three-game losing streak.

The Serbians never trailed in the game and led by as many as 27 points to cruise to an easy victory.

Billy Baron had a game-high 17 points for the winners, whereas Alexey Shved posted a team-high 14 points for the losing squad.

Crvena Zvezda improved to 2-4, whereas Khimki dropped to 4-2.