-- Olympiacos Hold Onto Advantage Over Fenerbahce --
EUROLEAGUE - REGULAR SEASON (ROUND 23)
|Fenerbahce||67 - 64||Olympiacos|
|(22 - 22)
(40 - 34)
(47 - 56)
(67 - 64)
Olympiacos fell 67-64 away to Fenerbahce but managed to hold onto the head-to-head tiebreaker advantage against the Turkish club (defeated Fenerbahce by 9 points in their first encounter). The loss drops Olympiacos’ record to 16-7 in this year’s Euroleague.
Olympiacos missed a big opportunity to walk away with an important win on the road, but unfortunately Fenerbahce managed to pull off the 67-64 victory. Despite the absence of their captain Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos did put up a good fight in Turkey against one the Euroleague’s strongest teams.
The Greek champions had a “dream” third quarter, outscoring their opponents 22-7, but in the final quarter it was Fenerbahce who dominated, going on a 15-0 run to turn the game around from 50-60 to 65-60 in seven minutes. Fenerbahce held onto the win at the final buzzer, but Olympiacos kept the head-to-head advantage over their counterparts, by having already defeated Fenerbahce by 9 points in their first meeting in Greece earlier this season.
Green (17 pts), Papanikolaou (13 pts), and Printezis (10 pts) each finished the game with double digit points, but it was not enough as Olympiacos’ record dropped to 16-7 for the season.
The Erythrolefki remain in third place in the standings and continue to be the heavy favorites for home court advantage in the playoffs, with fourth placed Fenerbahce trailing with a 15-8 record.