In the Spanish Liga Endesa Axel Hervelle (7 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ass) and Jonathan Tabu (20 pts, 1 ass) led Bilbao to the 86-94 victory over Real Betis. Sam Van Rossom (6 rebs, 2 ass) and Valencia won 67-70 at Tenerife. Kevin Tumba (8 pts, 7 rebs) and Murcia won at Andorra 81-77.
In French Pro A Pierre-Antoine Gillet (8 pts, 3 rebs, 1 ass) and Cahlon/Saône fell 103-97 to Chalon-Reims. Coach Serge Crèvecoeur and Khalid Boukichou (6 pts, 2 rebs) led Pau Orthez to the blowout victory over Toulon (84-56).
In the German Bundesliga Retin Obasohan (16 pts, 3 rebs, 2 ass) and his Oettinger Rockets rolled past Bamberg 64-92. Maxime De Zeeuw (14 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ass) and Oldenburg were too strong for Jena (79-69).
In Holland coach Tony Van den Bosch (7 pts, 7 rebs, 1 ass) and Leeuwarden tipped off the new season with a convincing 80-96 vicory at Weert. Coach Paul Vervaeck and Leiden won versus Groningen 75-63. Ordane Kanda (13 pts, 1 rebs) and Rotterdam lost a close one to Amsterdam (80-82).