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Monaco stay perfect in Basketball Champions League

It has been an impressive start to the Basketball Champions League for Monaco, victory over Dinamo Sassari their fourth in as many matches.

01 Nov 2017, 04:39 IST
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Monaco maintained their 100 per cent to the start to the Basketball Champions League with a comfortable 81-63 victory at Dinamo Sassari on Tuesday.

Last year's third-placed side retain their place at the top of Group A with a fourth successive win, Christopher Evans contributing team-high 18 points and Elmedin Kikanovic contributing 14 as part of a double-double with 10 rebounds.

Enisey Krasnoyarsk remain two points behind Monaco after outscoring Juventus Utena by 18 points in the final quarter to earn an 85-81 victory.

Juventus led by 21 with six minutes and 30 seconds to play but Enisey raced from behind to win, Anthony Hilliard's three-pointer with eight seconds remaining proving crucial.


Pinar Karsiyaka made it back-to-back victories by downing Hapoel Holon 98-91, while Elan Chalon moved top of Group B by downing PAOL 75-61.

DJ Strawberry put up 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists in Besiktas Sompo Japan's 70-64 victory over CEZ Nymburk, moving ahead of Aris in Group D after the Greek side went down 75-69 to Telekom Baskets Bonn for the German side's first win of the competition.

Elsewhere, Stelmet Zielona Gora beat Sidigas Avellino 90-79, while Petrol Olimpija got off the mark by defeating Group C rivals Movistar Estudiantes 81-75 for their first triumph in the competition.

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