Fenerbahce – Panathinaikos BC OPAP 85-66

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul became the first team to secure playoffs qualification with a comprehensive 85-66 home victory over Panathinaikos OPAP Athens on Friday night. The Turkish team raced away with the game in the second quarter and never looked back, ensuring a post-season berth in impressive fashion. Fenerbahce’s Italian duo did much of the damage, as Nicolo Melli scored 14 points while Gigi Datome added 12, with both players only missing one shot. Marko Guduric also scored 12 points, and Erick Green netted all 12 of his points in the final quarter. Sean Kilpatrick paced Panathinaikos, which has now lost nine consecutive away games, with 19 points, and DeShaun Thomas added 13.