Week 10 of 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16
Week 10 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16 will be played in three days, starting today with two games. Three games will be played tomorrow, Thursday, March 7, and three more at Friday, March 8.
As we enters Week 10, there are two teams, Real Madrid in Group E and FC Barcelona Regal in Group C, able to seal the first playoff berths as soon as this week.
Real Madrid is leader in Group E with 8-1 record. With identical record, FC Barcelona Regal is leader in Group F.
Two teams, still winless, in Group E it is Brose Baskets Bamberg, and in Group F, it is Besiktas JK Istanbul, probably the biggest disappointment in this TOP 16 stage.
Today, at 19:00 CET, Alba Berlin welcomes Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Alba (1-8) is all but mathematically out of the playoffs race, while Efes (7-2) looks for its fourth win in five visits to Berlin over the years.
Tomorrow, at 18:45 CET, Zalgiris Kaunas takes Real Madrid in Group E. Madrid (8-1) can qualify with a victory if visiting Panathinaikos Athens (6-3) also defeats Unicaja Malaga (4-5) on Friday.
At Friday, BC Khimki Moscow Region hosts Montepaschi Siena at 16:30 CET in Group F. Khimki (5-4) is 8-1 at home this season and needs to hold onto its fourth-place standing, while Siena (7-2) can up its chances of an early qualification by winning its fifth away game this season.
Here is the schedule for Game 10 of Top 16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague:
Alba Berlin vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul Wed, 19:00
Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. CSKA Moscow Wed, 20:45
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Real Madrid Thu, 18:45
Unicaja Malaga vs. Panathinaikos Athens Fri, 19:45
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. FC Barcelona Regal Thu, 20:45
Fenerbahce Ulker vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Thu, 20:45
BC Khimki Moscow Region vs. Montepaschi Siena Fri, 16:30
Besiktas JK Istanbul vs. Caja Laboral Vitoria Fri, 19:00