Efes Pilsen clinch Top 16 spot


Sinan Guler starred for Efes with 14 points while Sasha Vujacic and Cenk Akyol grabbed 12 apiece and Esteban Batista 10.

Efes now boast a 5-3 record in Group C.

In Group B, CSKA Moscow extended their unbeaten record to eight games with an 87-74 home win over KK Zagreb , although the Russian side had to fight for victory.

Zagreb took a brief lead late in the third quarter before the Russian side, led by Nenad Krstic, pulled away in the final period to claim victory.

Jamont Gordon topscored for CSKA with a season-high 18 points, while Krstic netted 14 points and nine rebounds.

Panathinaikos stayed within touching distance of CSKA in Group B with a 94-59 win at Zalgiris Kaunas.

The Greek side, whose record reads 6-2, are now guaranteed at least a second-placed finish.

In other results, Cantu edged Bilbao Basket 67-64 thanks to Ginaluca Basile’s buzzer-beating three-pointer in Spain and Fenerbahce Ulker downed Nancy 73-53 in France.

Rounding off the night's action, Asseco Prokom Gdynia beat Union Olimpija 67-52 to register their first win of the season.

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