Olympiacos become second side to clinch EuroLeague playoff berth
As if a derby defeat of Panathinaikos wasn’t enough, Olympiacos also clinched a EuroLeague playoff berth on Friday night…
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A thrilling overtime win over Panathinaikos on Friday night helped Olympiacos become the second side to clinch a spot in the EuroLeague playoffs this season, with still six rounds of action remaining in the regular season.
Improving to 17-7 on the season after Friday night’s derby win at OAKA, Olympiacos remain two games behind CSKA Moscow – who punched their playoff ticket last week – for first place in the EuroLeague standings.
Olympiacos have now clinched a playoff berth for the second consecutive season and have also appeared in the playoffs in 11 out of the last 12 seasons.
The goal for the Erythrolefki will be to continue to put pressure on CSKA Moscow for top spot while holding firm on home advantage for the playoffs – an advantage that could be crucial as the club looks to make a return to the Final Four in the spring.