Segafredo Virtus Bologna pulled clear at the top of Group D in the Basketball Champions League after Promitheas Patras lost their 100 per cent record with a late away collapse on Wednesday.
The two teams will not face one another until Gameday 7 but it was looking increasingly likely that the pool's best outfits would remain unbeaten heading into that clash as Promitheas cruised into a 12-point half-time lead against SIG Strasbourg.
Indeed, the Greek outfit - led by a 30-point display from Rion Brown - still had a healthy eight-point advantage at the end of a less impressive third quarter, before Strasbourg seized the initiative.
Promitheas were outscored 32-19 in the final 12 minutes, conceding several desperate fouls en route to a disappointing 83-78 reverse.
Meanwhile, Bologna were 94-90 winners at Besiktas Sompo Japan, who continue to disappoint, as Tony Taylor enjoyed his best scoring game of the season so far with 21 points in 31 minutes.
Neptunas Klaipeda - Promitheas' next opponents - are also in the mix after they improved their record to 3-2 in a dominant 97-88 win away to Petrol Olimpija, while medi Bayreuth celebrated their first victory against Filou Oostende.
In Group C, defending champions AEK stretched their winning run to four matches as Montakit Fuenlabrada were beaten 78-71 in Athens.
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem lead the pool, however, after James Feldeine ran the show in a wholly one-sided encounter with strugglers CEZ Nymburk.
Highlights of the game over here pic.twitter.com/uY2DbeDwYr— Basketball Champions League (@BasketballCL) November 7, 2018
Feldeine scored 35 points, along with five rebounds and four assists, as Hapoel coasted to a big 88-64 triumph.
Elsewhere, Norris Cole's wildly inconsistent scoring season continued with nine points against Banvit, yet the two-time NBA champion's six rebounds and 10 assists helped Sidigas Avellino scrape to a 99-95 victory.
18 de noviembre 2018
|Ogier wins sixth straight WRC title|
|Rogic, Kruse to miss Socceroos´ Lebanon friendly|
|Joerger has Kings´ ´full support´, says GM Divac|
|England seal series win over Sri Lanka|
|Butler´s heroics spoil Walker´s 60-point game as 76ers beat Hornets|
|He´s an honest guy – Djokovic defends Zverev after Finals controversy|
|Bonucci boos a ´mistake´ by fans, says Mancinima|
|Ronaldo still part of Portugal squad – Santos|
|Santos satisfied as Portugal reach Nations League Finals|
|Howell holds onto RSM Classic lead|
|McLeish optimistic as Scotland zero in on Nations League promotion|
|Luis Enrique rejects criticism of Spain star De Gea|
|Schmidt dismisses Hansen´s Ireland World Cup favourites claim as ´banter´|
|There are always imbeciles – Bonucci hits back at fans after frosty San Siro reception|
17 de noviembre 2018
|Portugal draw ´a step forward´ despite poor finishing – Mancini|
|Ireland were just too good - Read|
|Thomas at the double as France end losing streak|
|Albania 0 Scotland 4: Forrest double sets up promotion showdown|
|Italy 0 Portugal 0: European champions outplayed but secure Finals spot|
|Sensational Djokovic marches into final|
|Stander lauds Ireland´s ´unreal´ defence as All Blacks are thwarted|
|Dazzling Ireland claim historic All Blacks scalp in Dublin|
|Federer unimpressed with Zverev boos|
|Let´s get it on! Cheika relishing England clash|
|Croatia coach Dalic to speak with Lovren over Ramos remarks|
|Xhaka puts improved form down to ´freak´ Emery|
|De Gea not lacking confidence, says Spain´s Saul|
|Jordan goalkeeper scores from own penalty area in friendly against India|
|Pollard leads Springboks to Murrayfield victory|
|Fired-up Japan taught England a great lesson - Jones|
|Sarries leave it late to down Sale, Bath and Saints win|
|O´Shea fumes at disallowed Italy try|
|Southgate welcomes England selection quandary|
|Reaching Rooney´s England goals record ´definitely possible´ – Kane|
|Debut try for Cokanasiga as England rally to avoid Japan upset|
|Wembley will galvanise ´tired´ Croatia, insists Dalic|
|Zverev apologises for tie-break controversy amid O2 Arena heckles|
|Marquez happy with fifth after damaging shoulder in Valencia|
|Wales crush Tonga in Cardiff|
|Germany should keep faith in old guard - Bierhoff|
|Injured Lukaku to miss Belgium´s Nations League decider|
|Zverev knocks out Federer to reach maiden ATP Finals showpiece|
|Koroibete double maintains Australia´s 100 per cent record against Italy|
|Juventus´ Khedira sprains ankle in training|
|Van Dijk: Ramos is not my type of defender|
|Vinales grabs Valencia pole as Marquez crashes|
|I don´t deserve Ballon d´Or, Mbappe does – Hazard|
|Reed and Willett share lead in Dubai|
|Romagnoli joins long AC Milan injury list|
|Williamson steadies Black Caps after Boult heroics|
|Griezmann targets swift French response against Uruguay|
|Havertz´s future lies with Bayer Leverkusen – sporting director Boldt|
|Socceroos boss Arnold excited for future|
|South Africa triumph on Gold Coast in truncated T20 clash|
|Germany without Draxler for Netherlands game|
|Barcelona confirm Rakitic hamstring injury|
|Rain halts England´s post-tea flourish|
|Australia 1 South Korea 1: Luongo seals late draw for Socceroos|
|Irving thrives on ´peace´ of being in the zone|
|Lloris admits France could have lost by more|
|Dybala impressed by Argentina´s improved spirit|
|Arsenal chief confirms Super League talks|
|Hooker knocks out Saucedo to retain WBO strap|
|NBA wrap: Kyrie Irving sizzles as Celtics beat Raptors in overtime|
|Jimmy Butler aims dig at Timberwolves following 76ers home debut|
|Koeman surprised by dominant Netherlands|
|Southgate rallies England ahead of Nations League decider|
|Chile 2 Costa Rica 3: Waston brace sinks La Roja|
|Tite inspired by Guardiola´s City|
|Argentina 2 Mexico 0: Funes Mori´s header helps to sink El Tri|