CSKA Moscow extends EuroLeague winning streak to four games

CSKA Moscow rallied past Valencia at home on Thursday night (81-70) and extended its EuroLeague winning streak to four games.

The Muscovites were in front for the majority of the game; they led by as many as 14 points late in the game (74-60) and sealed the deal.

CSKA earned its fourth straight win in the EuroLeague and improved to 15-6. For its part, Valencia dropped to 10-11 but retained its hopes to reach the EuroLeague playoffs.

In a late thriller in Saint Petersburg, Zenit endured the comeback of Olympiacos and claimed the 91-87 victory.

The Russians defeated the “Reds” for a second time this season and swept the series with the Greek team (2-0).

Zenit led by as many as 11 points (64-53) in the second half. But, Olympiacos turned things around and attempted to “steal” the win. The hosts, though, stood tall and emerged victoriously.

Zenit improved to 7-14 but remained close to the bottom. At the same time, Olympiacos has an 8-13 record and its playoff presence is in serious jeopardy.

Bayern Munich stunned Maccabi Tel-Aviv at home (80-68) and put an end to a six-game losing streak in the EuroLeague.

The Bavarians led from start to finish and earned their first victory after nearly two months, improving to 7-14.

On the other hand, the Israelis dropped to 14-7, yet they maintained a top-four finish.

Nikola Mirotic made another stellar performance and led Barcelona to the 86-82 victory over Crvena Zvezda at home.

Mirotic finished the game with 25 points (9/18 shooting) and six rebounds, helping his team improve to 15-6.

On the other hand, the Serbians are at 9-12 and fell outside the EuroLeague playoff zone.

Shavon Shields tied his career-high against Khimki and led Baskonia to the 83-79 over the Russians.

Shields had 22 points (7/11 shooting) and six boards, helping the Basques maintain a playoff push (8-13).

On the other hand, Khimki dropped to 9-12 and is now 10th in the EuroLeague standings.

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