Rosa Radom sneak home again, Oostende and Suns off the mark

Rosa Radom rode their luck to triumph in overtime for the second time in three home matches, while Helios Suns and Telenet Oostende recorded their maiden victories on a dramatic day of action in the Basketball Champions League.

Polish outfit Radom squeezed past PAOK in their opening game after three periods of overtime and again required extra minutes to get the better of Muratbey Usak Sportif on Tuesday.

Usak had a golden opportunity to win in regulation time, but Darryl Monroe missed two free throws with the scores tied and one second on the clock.

Radom duly capitalised, putting 11 points on the board to their opponents' five in overtime to improve to 2-2 for the season, with Usak slipping to 1-3.

Elsewhere in Group C, ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne were 67-61 winners over PAOK. Both of those teams have now won two and lost two.

Pinar Karsiyaka survived a huge scare to pick up their third win in Group B.

Avtodor Saratov wiped out a 10-point deficit in the final quarter, but were beaten 76-74 when Mateusz Ponitka scored in the final second for Karsiyaka.

There were also victories in group B for Kataja Basket, 88-82 winners at Khimik, and Le Mans Sarthe, who beat CSM CMU Oradea 72-61.

Helios Suns trounced Bakken Bears 78-59 in a meeting of two teams previously winless in Group A, while Fraport Skyliners were also comfortable victors against CEZ Nymburk.

Oostende and Juventus Utena recorded narrow Group D wins against Sidigas Avellino and Mega Leks respectively and the sole Group E fixture saw AEK thump Dinamo Sassari 78-58.

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