Drama as Madrid snatch victory

The opening game in Group F was settled in a thrilling conclusion that saw the lead change hands three times in two minutes, culminating with Mirotic's winning shot.

Mirotic finished with 12 points and six rebounds as Madrid enjoyed a winning start in the Top 16 phase of the competition.

FC Barcelona Regal also opened with a win when defeating Bennet Cantu 65-60 in Catalonia in Group H, as did Maccabi Electra as they earned a 76-84 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas at the Zalgirio Arena in Lithuania.

In Group E Anadolu Efes beat GS Medical Park 68-62 at home while in Group G Panathinaikos ran out 78-57 winners at EA7 Armani .

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