Monaco stay unbeaten, Ludwigsburg crush PAOK

AS Monaco survived a Juventus Utena comeback to make it eight wins from eight games in the Basketball Champions League, while MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg eased past PAOK.

Monaco stayed unbeaten in the FIBA competition with a hard-fought 92-85 victory in Utena on Wednesday.

Juventus - bottom of the standings - erased an 11-point deficit to level the game at 72-apiece early in the fourth quarter, however visiting prevailed thanks to a 10-run sparked by Aaron Craft.

Amara Sy led the way with 21 points for Group A leaders Monaco, who are three games clear of EWE Baskets Oldenburg and Pinar Karsiyaka.

EWE Baskets crushed struggling Enisey Krasnoyarsk 79-53.

Thomas Walkup led Ludwigsburg to a comprehensive 83-63 victory at PAOK.

American Walkup had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists for Ludwigsburg, who leapfrogged reigning champions Tenerife atop Group B with a 7-1 record.

Tenerife were upstaged by Ventspils 71-65 on home court as they fell to 6-2.

Umana Reyer Venezia, Banvit and Medi Bayreuth are all level atop Group C.

Banvit joined Venezia at the top of the group with a comfortable 90-62 win.

Bayreuth also improved to 5-3 after seeing off Rosa Radom 90-85.

Besiktas Sompo Japan remain top of Group D despite a 90-74 loss to Sidigas Avellino, while CEZ Nymburk were 90-84 winners against Nanterre 92.

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