EUROLEAGUE TOP 16 - ROUND 12
|Olympiacos||99 - 84||Real Madrid|
On a magical night for Olympiacos, the home side defeated Euroleague Champions Real Madrid 99-84 for the 12th Round of the Euroleague Top 16. The win brings Olympiacos back into contention for a place in the playoffs with 2 games remaining.
At the S.E.F stadium in Piraeus Olympiacos knew that only a win would do tonight, to keep their hopes alive for a place in the Euroleague Playoffs. From the start the home side controlled the game and held a double digit lead from the second quarter on. Real Madrid never threatened a comeback and Olympiacos cruised to an important win. Mantzaris was on “fire” with 19 points, going 6/6 from the arc, while Spanoulis and Printezis had 18 and 17 points, respectively. The 15 point win also covers the 12 point difference from the first game in Spain, where Olympiacos lost 84-72.
After today’s win Olympiacos controls their own fate in the Top 16. With two wins in their final two games, against Khimki and CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos will be in the Euroleague Playoffs.
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