Olympiacos take down AEK
GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - ROUND 25
|AEK||67 - 76||Olympiacos|
|(20 - 21)
(36 - 39)
(50 - 57)
(67 - 76)
Olympiacos handed AEK their third consecutive Basket League defeat after taking down the Enosi in Saturday’s derby.
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A solid defensive performance from Olympiacos led the way as the Erythrolefki took down AEK 67:76 in Saturday’s Basket League derby. After a well-balanced first half, Olympiacos took control in the second half and increased their lead to as many as 15 points (51:66) in the fourth quarter, with the hosts unable to chalk up a comeback. The result leaves AEK winless for three consecutive regular season league matches for the first time in three seasons.
Nikola Milutinov was the star for Olympiacos, finishing the game with a double-double, 14 points and a whopping 18 rebounds. Both Aleksandar Vezenkov and Zach LeDay finished with 13 points and Nigel Williams-Goss added 12 points for the visitors.
Giannoulis Larentzakis led AEK in scoring with 16 points while Delroy James and Vince Hunter finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
It was a rather even first half as Olympiacos took a slender 36:39 lead into the halftime break. AEK managed to pull ahead at the start of the third quarter (40:39), however an 8-0 run from Olympiacos put them ahead at 40:47. AEK pulled back within one point (48:49), but with three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Olympiacos went on another run and took a 50:57 lead into the final quarter. The Olympiacos defense did well to shut down AEK in the opening stages of the final quarter and Olympiacos took complete control by increasing their lead to as many as 15 points (51:66) to celebrate victory in the end with a 67:76 scoreline.