Real Madrid got a huge 71-79 victory on the road against Baskonia and now stands alone at the first place, after 21 gamedays of the 2016/17 EuroLeague season. 18-year-old combo guard from Slovenia, Luka Doncic, made one more impresive performance (16p, 9r, 6a) and was the MVP for the visitors. Despite his age, Doncic is a key player for “Los Blancos” and led his team to its 16th win.
Ex-NBAers Jeffery Taylor and Gustavo Ayon added 16 and 11 points respectively, while French guard Rodrigue Beaubois was the first scorer for the hosts with 20 points and 3 assists in 27 minutes. After this tough defeat, Baskonia dropped to the 7th place of the standings (12-9), however the team of coach Sito Alonso is still alive in the mix for a playoff spot.
In the rest clashes of the night, 9th-ranked Efes Anadolu shocked overachiever Crvena Zvezda (5th) at Belgrade’s “Pionir Arean” (72-86) and 6th Panathinaikos beat Galatasaray, which is stucked in the bottom with just 6 Ws, in Turkey (79-84).