Basketball: Round 8 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 completes

Saturday, March 01, 2014

ANKARA - Round 8 in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 ended on Friday. Turkish team Fenerbahce Ulker got a critical win by toppling last two years` champions Olympiacos from Greece at home. The clash in Istanbul ended 78-74 in favour of `The Yellow Canaries`.

Fenerbahce were victorious on Friday night, thanks to their Lithuanian star Linas Kleiza who scored 21 and US guard Bo McCalebb who also scored 20 points.

Anadolu Efes from Turkey lost to unbeaten Catalan giants Barcelona 89-84 at home on Thursday. The Turkish team`s effort was not enough to defeat Barcelona in overtime. During the whole game Anadolu Efes could not stop Barcelona`s Croatian center Ante Tomic who made a double-double by scoring 26 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. In addition, Spanish playmaker of Catalan team, Juan Carlos Navarro played a major role for the win by scoring 17 points and making 11 assists.

Galatasaray Liv Hospital were beaten by Israel`s Maccabi Electra in Tel-Aviv on Thursday. Maccabi Electra won the game 97-81 at Nokia Arena thanks to the efforts of US playmaker Ricky Hickman scoring 12 points and making 7 assists and Israeli small forward Guy Pnini who was red-hot behind the 3-point line with 100 percent three-point field goal accuracy. Meanwhile, in Turkish team Galatasaray Liv Hospital, US forward Malik Hairston scoring 18 points in total could not avoid the loss.

Results of Round 8 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 are as follows:

Group E

Anadolu Efes 84 - 89 Barcelona

Laboral Kutxa 71 - 81 Unicaja Malaga

Emporio Armani Milan 77 - 75 Panathinaikos

Fenerbahce Ulker 78 - 74 Olympiacos

Group F

Maccabi Electra 97 - 81 Galatasaray Liv Hospital

CSKA Moscow 94 - 93 Lokomotiv Kuban

Bayern Munich 79 - 73 Zalgiris Kaunas

Real Madrid 80 - 57 Partizan NIS Belgrade

After the Round 8, standings in Top 16 are as follows:

Group E

Teams P W L
Barcelona 8 8 0
Emporio Armani Milan 8 5 3
Olympiacos 8 4 4
Fenerbahce Ulker 8 4 4
Panathinaikos 8 4 4
Unicaja Malaga 8 4 4
Anadolu Efes 8 2 6
Laboral Kutxa 8 1 7

Group F

Teams P W L
Real Madrid 8 7 1
CSKA Moscow 8 7 1
Maccabi Electra 8 6 2
Bayern Munich 8 4 4
Galatasaray Liv Hospital 8 3 5
Lokomotiv Kuban 8 3 5
Zalgiris Kaunas 8 1 7
Partizan NIS Belgrade 8 1 7

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