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CSKA Moscow late show stuns Barcelona

14 December 2012 02:19

CSKA Moscow condemned Barcelona to their first defeat of the Euroleague season, winning 78-75 on Thursday.

Dionte Christmas and Milos Teodosic hit late triples in a late 10-1 run that put CSKA ahead with Nenad Krstic scoring 15 points in the win.

The result sees the Russians move level with Barcelona on 9-1 for the season, but the Spanish side go into the Top 16 as group winners after they defeated CSKA by 21 points in their first meeting earlier in the season.

In other Group D games, Besiktas JK Istanbul scraped past Lietuvos Rytas 66-65 to eliminate Rytas from the Top 16 race.

In the final Group D match, Brose Baskets needed overtime to overcome Partizan mt:s Belgrade 92-90 to secure their place in the next round in what was a must-win game for both sides, with Bostjan Nachbar scoring 23 points to lead his side to victory.

Fenerbahce Ulker secured their place in the Top 16 of the Euroleague after downing Mapooro Cantu 77-69 in the final round of the regular season.

Bo McCalebb scored 19 points for the home side after hitting eight of 13 from the field with David Andersen adding another 12 points of his own and grabbing four rebounds.

The result sees the Turkish side finish fourth to claim the final Top 16 spot in Group A.

In the group's other games, BC Khimki Moscow Region held on over a persistent Panathinaikos side 78-77 in Moscow to secure second spot in Group A while Real Madrid asserted their dominance in the group by cruising past Union Olimpija Ljubljana 91-60.

In Group B, Maccabi Tel Aviv brushed aside Alba Berlin 78-62 to finish top of Group B with a record of 8-2.

Shawn James scored a double-double in the emphatic victory, posting 10 points and tallying 10 rebounds.

Unicaja Malaga shored up second spot in the group with a comfortable 86-62 win over Elan Chalon while bottom-placed Asseco Prokom ended their season on a high, beating the already qualified Montepaschi Siena 95-88 away from home.

All six Group C sides will face off against each other on Friday to round out the Euroleague regular season with fourth place and the final qualifying spot still to be decided.

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