-- Olympiacos Fall Victim to Bamberg Once Again --
EUROLEAGUE - REGULAR SEASON (ROUND 14)
|Bamberg||82 - 68||Olympiacos|
|(23 - 13)
(48 - 30)
(59 - 50)
(82 - 68)
Bamberg defeated Olympiacos 82-68 in the 14th round of the Euroleague with the Erythrolefki registering their third straight defeat against the German side. The Greek Champions were on a poor night as they moved down to a 9-5 record for the season.
After falling to Bamberg twice in last year’s Euroleague Top 16, which ultimately resulted in Olympiacos’ early exit from the competition, the Erythrolefki looked for revenge against their German counterparts in today’s Euroleague matchup. Things did not get off to a good start for Olympiacos as they quickly fell behind with Bamberg taking a double digit lead in the first quarter (23-13). There was no signs of improvement in the second quarter with Bamberg increasing their lead to as many as 21 points (48-27) and the Germans took an 18-point advantage into halftime (48-30).
There were hopes of a comeback for Olympiacos in the third quarter, with their good defensive play allowing them to slowly cut Bamberg’s lead. By the end of the third quarter, the Greek Champions were back in the game, trailing by single digits (59-50) going into the final ten minutes. However, Bamberg sealed the win in the fourth quarter with Olympiacos unable to stop the Germans attack as the lead once again grew out of reach, with Bamberg going ahead by 16-points (72-56) and eventually 19-points (80-61). In the end, Bamberg celebrated an 82-68 victory over Olympiacos.
Spanoulis led Olympiacos with 15-points while Papanikolaou followed with 11-points. Miller was the leading scorer for Bamberg with 20-points.
Bamberg’s win brings Olympiacos’ 4-game winning streak in the Euroleague to an end while the German’s continue to dominate Olympiacos with their third straight victory over the Greek club (two in last year’s Euroleague). Olympiacos sit in 4th place in the Euroleague standings with a 9-5 record while Bamberg move up to 12th with a 5-9 record.