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.
Damir Mrsic scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the first quarter to lead Fenerbahce to an 88-64 mauling of BC Kalev in Istanbul.
Fener, who hosted the FIBA Europe League Final Four last season and finished fourth, had already clinched their place in Round II.
PAOK are celebrating their first victory in the EuroCup on Wednesday night after beating Estonia's representatives in the tournament, BC Kalev.
PAOK got an inspirational effort from captain Kostas Vassiliades, who led all scorers with 20 points in the 74-69 triumph.
BC Kalev coach Aivar Kusmaa is now confident his team can defend their Estonian title and contend for a top two place in EuroCup Group E.
Kalev have lost their opening two games in the EuroCup, but Kusmaa expects the team to gel with recent signing Andre Perry having several days of practice with the club under his belt.
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