The Group E contest between BC Kalev of Estonia and PAOK Thessaloniki would not offer the winner a reward of a place in the next phase of the EuroCup with both sides already eliminated.
But do not tell the Kalev players or the 4,200 fans who showed up to watch that nothing was at stake as they claimed their first victory in the competition, a 127-76 mauling of their visitors from Greece in Tallinn.
PAOK Thessaloniki beat Kolossos Rhodes 95-72 in a HEBA League match on Saturday evening.
Konstantinos Vasileiadis was the star for PAOK with a points haul of 26 including five from five inside the arc and five from seven in three-point range.
EKA AEL Lemesos led PAOK Thessaloniki by just two points going into the fourth quarter but blew the game wide open for an 84-67 triumph - their fifth straight in the EuroCup.
The Cypriot team erupted for 27 points in the final quarter while limiting PAOK to just 12.
Damir Mrsic inspired Fenerbahce once again on Wednesday as they beat PAOK for the second time in Group E to seal their passage to Round II of the EuroCup.
Mrsic, the Bosnia-Herzegovina star who erupted for 35 points in the first meeting between the two sides, poured in 32 the second time as Fener came from behind to win on the road, 88-84.
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