Klemen Prepelič returned to the Euroleague after a year with Valencia, but he did not start the season in the highest quality European competition as desired, as Baskonia was better away from home with 81:71.
The Basques, led by former Valencia coach Joan Penarroya, took the initiative in the 14th minute when they started a 14:0 run to take a 41:33 lead. After that, they did not miss the benefits. While the visitors collected 24 assists, the home basketball players only had ten. He was unstoppable Mike The costar with 21 points and an index of 31. Valencia’s first scorer was Jasiel Ribera with 14, while Prepelič scored 12 (2/4 for two, 1/2 for three). The defender of the Slovenian national team recorded two more assists in just over 17 minutes.
Euroleague he also started the season with a loss Jean Marc Šiško with Bayern. Fenerbahcewhich is now led by the famous Greek Dimitris Itudis, celebrated in Munich with 74:62. The guests were in the lead everything meeting, the most in the 37th minute, when the difference was 20 points. 19 turnovers cost the Bavarians dearly, while they Lantern wasted only eight. Tonya Anchors was the top scorer of the Constantinople team with 15 points, and he scored 18 in the home team Othello Hunter. Šiško played 11 minutes, recording two rebounds and an assist.
Real Madrid, which enters the new season strongly reinforced and belongs to the narrowest circle of favorites for the final celebration, he struggled in Athens, where he defeated Panathinaikos with 71:65. Edy Tavares was the guests’ first scorer with 14 points, and he added 13 of them Džanan Musa. The Bosnian international led the Royal club to the lead with six consecutive points in the last quarter, and then a three-pointer with 46 seconds left dispelled the doubt about the winner Sergio Llull.
1st round:ASVEL – OLYMPIA MILAN 62:69 De Coke 18; Baron 18, Melli 16.
PANATHINAIKOS – REAL MADRID 68:71 Williams 15; Tavares 14, Musa 13.
MACCABI – ŽALGIRIS 84:83 Colson 16, Baldwin 15; Evans 17.
VALENCIA – BASCONIA 71:81 Rivero 14, Prepelič 12 and 2 rebounds; Kotsar 21, Giedraitis 19.
BAYERN – FENERBAHC 62:74 Hunter 18 … Šiško 2 jumps and 2 passes; Anchors 15, Calathes 12.
Friday at 19:30: ANATOLIA EPHESUS – RED STAR
At 20:00: ALBA BERLIN – PARTISAN
At 8:30 p.m.: VIRTUS BOLOGNA – MONACO
BARCELONA – OLYMPIACOS