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Real Madrid earned the 65-73 victory over Anadolu Efes at Sinan Erdem Dome and extended its winning streak to six games in the EuroLeague.
Real improved to 12-5 in the standings and came closer to the top, whereas Anadolu Efes dropped to 8-9, after losing for the fifth time in the last six games.
In the other matches, Olympiacos snapped a three-game losing streak, thanks to its 88-105 road win over Khimki. The “Reds” tied a club record with 16 three-pointers and matched their highest scoring total in a EuroLeague away game.
Olympiacos now is at 8-8, whereas Khimki remained on the bottom with a 2-15 record, after losing its ninth straight.
Zenit Saint-Petersburg (10-5) earned its first-ever victory in Tel-Aviv, after rallying past Maccabi (7-10), and maintained a top four push (72-78).
Zalgiris Kaunas continued its perfect run and defeat ALBA Berlin (71-74) to remain within the playoff zone. The Lithuanians have now won five games in a row and improved to 10-7, whereas ALBA dropped to 6-10.
In the final match of the night, Baskonia survived a late thriller against Valencia at home and claimed a much-needed win (71-70).
The Basques came back from a 17-point deficit (23-40) and sealed the deal for their second straight victory, climbing to 8-8. On the other hand, Valencia missed the chance to come closer to the top four and dropped to 10-7.