Hapoel made it five wins in a row by rallying past Turk Telekom 84-82 on Tuesday night at Shlomo Group Arena. The visitors erased a 15-point deficit to lead by as many as 9 in the fourth quarter, but Xavier Munford drained a pair of threes in the last 33 seconds to lift Hapoel. The result left both teams with 8-4 records in Group B, though Turk Telekom remains ahead in the standings thanks to its 12-point win over Hapoel in Round 3. Munford finished with a career-high 33 points, while Axel Bouteille paced the visitors with 27.
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Reyer improved its record to 7-5 and stayed firmly on course to reach the playoffs after it ground out a 95-90 home win over Cluj thanks to sound three-point shooting throughout the rip-roaring contest. Cluj dropped to 4-8 after wiping out an 18-point deficit to take the lead in the fourth quarter. Derek Willis paced Reyer with a game-high 19 points, Mitchell Watt scored 16 and Marco Spissu contributed 15 points and 8 assists, including a clutch three-pointer late in the game. Leonardo Meindl and Andrija Stipanovic netted 15 points each for Cluj.
In what became a defensive battle, Gran Canaria pulled out a valuable road win from the Copperbox Arena when it defeated London 57-60. Despite enjoying a double-digit lead after 30 minutes, the visitors were limited to just 9 points in the last period and had to wait till the last second to seal the win from the line. John Shurna led the winners with 13 points, followed by Nicolas Brussino with 11. Sam Dekker paced London Lions with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Gran Canaria improved to 10-2 and secured its spot in the playoffs, while London slipped to 5-7 with its third straight home loss.