In an All-EuroLeague clash at the Costa del Sol tournament in Antequera, Spain, Real Madrid beat Zalgiris Kaunas 89-81 on Tuesday night. Zalgiris used a 21-7 spurt to bridge the first and second quarters to open 20-28 lead, but Sergio Rodriguez and Dzanan Musa fueled a 12-2 run to rally Real. Teams were tied 43-43 at halftime but Los Blancos opened the third quarter with a 18-3 run behind Walter Tavares and paved the way to victory. Tavares and Musa scored 19 apiece, and Rodriguez had 16 points and 11 assists in a victory. For Zalgiris, which hit 16 threes, Tomas Dimas scored 17 points and Keenan Evan had 16.
Preseason: Real beats Zalgiris, Partizan edges Barcelona
In another All-EuroLeague preseason affair on Tuesday, Partizan NIS Belgrade ended its three-game preseason losing streak with a 75-81 win over FC Barcelona at Blaugrana. Two teams were close throughout the game, before Partizan pulled out a win as Mathias Lessort led the way with 19 points, while Balsa Koprivica and James Nunnally scored 11 apiece. Michael Caicedo had 16 and Kyle Kuric 13 points for Barcelona.
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne registered 68-87 win over a French second division side Evreux. Antoine Diot led ASVEL's scorers with 16 points and also had 6 assists. Youssoupha Fall collected 15 points plus 6 rebounds, while 17-year old Noam Yaacov had 11 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.