Real Madrid advance to Final Four in EuroLeague
Panathinaikos OPAP point guard Nick Calathes produced 17 points and seven assists. His Belgian teammate Matt Lojeski scored 16 points against Real Madrid but their efforts were not enough to earn a win.
Real may face either Kirolbet Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz or CSKA Moscow in the Final Four.
The quarterfinal playoff series between Baskonia and CSKA Moscow is now 1-1.
Meanwhile, Turkey's Istanbul-based basketball giants Fenerbahçe Beko have earned a critical win against Zalgiris Kaunas 66-57, claiming a 2-1 lead against their Lithuanian opponents in an away game in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague quarterfinal playoffs late April 23.
Fenerbahçe Beko's Serbian guard Marko Guduric scored 17 points in the game three held at Zalgirio Arena as their Czech star Jan Vesely produced 10 points.
Following the victory, Fenerbahçe Beko has taken the home court advantage.
The next game of the series will be played in Kaunas on April 25.
If Fenerbahçe Beko wins the game, they will book a berth for the Final Four.
In case of a 2-2 tie, the last game will be played in Istanbul.
The winners of the playoffs will advance to the Final Four to be played on May 17-19 at Fernando Buesa Arena in the Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in single-elimination matchups.