Olympiacos Close in On Finals

GREEK A1 BASKET LEAGUE PLAYOFFS - SEMI-FINALS (GAME 2)

Olympiacos 80 - 67 AEK
(23 - 22)
(44 - 29)
(61 - 45)
(80 - 67)
**Olympiacos leads the series 2-0**

Olympiacos was victorious against AEK in Game 2 of the A1 Basket League Playoff Semi-Finals and is one win away from securing their place in the Finals. The Erythrolefki defeated AEK 80-67 and visit AEK for Game 3 on Monday. 

Olympiacos was victorious against AEK in Game 2 of the A1 Basket League Playoff Semi-Finals and is one win away from securing their place in the Finals. The Erythrolefki defeated AEK 80-67 and visit AEK for Game 3 on Monday.

At the beginning of the game, it seemed that AEK was unaffected from their 32 point defeat in Game 1. The visitors took an early 7 point lead (3-10) and maintained the advantage 10-17 later in the quarter. Sfairopoulos subbed on Printezis and Hackett and Olympiacos responded taking a 1 point lead into the second quarter. A 13-0 run in the second quarter gave Olympiacos a safe advantage and the home side went ahead 44-29 by halftime. Olympiacos came out of the locker-room on fire increasing their lead to 23 points early in the second half. AEK cut the lead to 14 points after their 9-0 run, but a late burst from the Erythrolefki gave the Reds a 15 point lead into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was very similar to the third quarter. Olympiacos went on an early run and AEK responded cutting the lead to 10 points. In the end, Olympiacos controlled the rhythm of the game and was victorious 80-67. Lojeski and Printezis led the Reds with 17 and 14 points, respectively. Mavroeidis kept AEK in the game dropping 16 points and getting 10 rebounds.


AEK will host Olympiacos in Game 3 on Tuesday at 12:00 PM (EST).

 

HIGHLIGHTS: OLYMPIACOS - AEK

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