Six of the best for Besiktas as Strawberry puts Olaj in a jam


Besiktas extended their perfect start to the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday with a comfortable 89-74 victory over Group E strugglers Szolnoki Olaj.

DJ Strawberry again proved the cream of the crop for the Turkish side, who are the only team yet to drop points in the competition, as he contributed 19 points.

Elsewhere in Group E, AEK Athens benefited from 13 three-pointers in a 91-81 success against Partizan, while D. J. Richardson's 23-point haul helped improving Proximus Spirou Charleroi thump Stelmet Zielona Gora and move off the foot of the table.

All eight teams in Group A were in action, with AS Monaco and Banvit each improving to 5-1 with respective victories over CEZ Nymburk and Helios Suns.

Slovenian Gasper Vidmar shone in his home country as Banvit triumphed 60-53 despite an early injury to Jordan Theodore, while Monaco saw Zack Wright and Dee Bost share 50 points in a 93-74 win against Nymburk.

The other winners in Group A were Fraport Skyliners, who came from behind to edge out Aris, and Ironi Nahariya - emphatic victors over Bakken Bears.

Every game in Group C went to the wire as Juventus, Tenerife and Cibona all recorded narrow wins - the latter in overtime against SIG Strasbourg.

Umana Reyer Venezia racked up 106 points in their success against Avtodor Saratov in Group B.