Victory over Khimki as well
Olympiacos won his second game in a row for the “Domreitercup” of Nurnberg and now has a 7/7 record for the friendly games played up to now. The “reds” beat Khimki 96-86 and they face Maccabi on Sunday (17:00 h Greek time) for their last game on German ground.
The players under Giorgos Bartzokas began kind of numb in defense against the Russians but they still controlled the score and closed the first quarter leading 24-23 with a buzzer beater by Hines.
Olympiacos defense was excellent in the beginning of the second quarter and Vassilis Spanoulis was incredible offensively. The captain had 9 points and 7 assists in the first half and together with Printezis and Perperoglou led the Champions to +16(38-54).
In the second half, there once again was a void in the defense since Giorgos Bartzokas tested different rotations. Nevertheless, the ‘reds” never completely lost control of the game and reached an easy second victory for the tournament.
ΤHE QUARTERS: 23-24, 38-54, 63-70, 86-96
ΚHIMKI (Κurtinaitis): Augustine 7 , Fridzon 7(1) , Koponen 4, 3(1) , Loncar 17, Rivers 14(2), Monya 8, Khvostov, Zhukanenko 10, Planinic 14(2), Nielsen 2
ΟLYMPIACOS (Bartzokas): Hines 6, Antic 5(1), Spanoulis 14(1 3p. – 11 as.), Perperoglou 12(1), Dorsey 8(7reb.), Sloukas 2(6 as. – 3 st.), Μavroeidis 6, Gecevicius 15(4), Printezis 12, Papanikolaou 12, Mantzaris 4, Κatsivelis
*Stephen Arigbabu was at the gym to watch the game. The veteran German center had been a Giorgos Bartzokas player for four years.