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Lost to Crvena Zvezda at the SEF

Olympiacos was not able to get back to winning. The team lost at the SEF to Crvena Zvezda 86-90, for the 15th round of the Euroleague.

The dynamic beginning of our team (11-5 at 3’) did not last… Bad defensive operation and poor decisions in the offense, allowed the guest to run – with Nedovic leading the way – a partial 16-4 and get a +6 lead (15-21 at 8’). Olympiacos got to close the first quarter in the lead mainly thanks to Vezenkov (22-21), while playing some good defense and with Sloukas and McKissic showing the way in the offense, the ‘red & whites’ got a +12 difference (42-30 at 17’). However, they were once again not able to hold on to it… Mitrovic and Petrusev ‘punished’ our team’s subpar defense and closed in to 3p. (44-41). The score that marked the end of the first half, 45-41, came after Kostas Sloukas made one of his two free throws.  

The presence of Moustapha Fall (who had been suffering from a virus the past few days) was not sufficient to change the status quo. The ‘red & whites’ got ahead with two threes by Papanikolaou (59-51 at 26’), but Crvena Zvezda all but abandoned the fight… They took advantage of the terrible performance by our team on both ends of the floor, ‘struck’ from the perimeter and with a partial 25-6 streak they got a +11 lead (65-76 at 34’). Bartzokas’ players fought hard for the come back and came really close in the last 48’’, when Black made both his free throws making a 2p. game for his team (84-86). Olympiacos has had the chance to get ahead, however, Sloukas’ three pointer did not land. Vildoza made the score 84-88 with 2/2 free throws (5.1’’ before the final buzzer), Kostas Sloukas made the 86-88 with a two-pointer (2.5’’ to go) and it was Vildoza once again who wrote the final 86-90 with 2/2 free throws.

The quarters: 22-21, 45-41, 62-65, 86-90.

OLYMPIACOSScreenshot 2022 12 22 at 23 18 00 Olympiacos Piraeus vs Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 22 December 2022 21 00 EuroLeague


Screenshot 2022 12 22 at 23 18 22 Olympiacos Piraeus vs Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 22 December 2022 21 00 EuroLeague