In a rollercoaster game of runs, reigning champion Fenerbahce Dogus used a strong finish to pull away for an important 67-80 road win at Valencia Basket on Thursday night.
Fenerbahce Dogus, playing without Jan Vesely, Nikola Kalinic and James Nunnally, improved to 11-6 to remain in at least a share of fourth place in the standings, while Valencia dropped to 5-12.
Sloukas finished with 11 points and 10 assists, while Marko Guduric led Fenerbahce in scoring with 15 points. Luigi Datome netted 14 points, Jason Thompson had 13, and Ahmet Duverioglu scored 10 on 5-for-5 shooting from the field. Nicolo Melli pulled down 11 rebounds and had 4 steals in the winning effort.
Alberto Abalde scored 11 points for Valencia, and Tibor Pleiss finished with 10 in defeat.
1st Quarter: 18-7 (Fenerbahce Dogus)
2nd Quarter: 20-15 (Valencia Basket)
3rd Quarter: 23-18 (Valencia Basket)
4th Quarter: 29-17 (Fenerbahce Dogus)
Fenerbahce Dogus (80): Guduric 15, Datome 14, Thompson 13, Sloukas 11, Ahmet 10, Ali Muhammed 6, Melli 6, Melih 5.