Friday March 27, 2015 Search
Weather | Athens
14o C
09o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Olympiakos loses at Fenerbahce without Spanoulis

By George Georgakopoulos

The absence of injured Vassilis Spanoulis proved costly for Olympiakos that lost 78-74 at Fenerbahce/Ulker on Friday to dent its chances of finishing in the top two of its Euroleague group.

The Reds are now level on points with Panathinaikos as well as Fenerbahce and Malaga as joint third, with four wins in eight games. There are six more rounds of games to play and the top four from each group of eight advance to the playoffs.

Led by former Panathinaikos coach Zeljko Obradovic, Fenerbahce held off the visitors from Greece in a tight game that could have gone either way. It became clear that had Olympiakos enjoyed the services of its captain it would have left Istanbul with victory.

The European champion could have still snatched the win as it led 23-21 after the first period and only trailed 41-38 at half-time, but a rather poor showing in the third quarter opened the gap in the Turks favor (59-51).

A last-ditch effort by the Greeks saw them reduce the deficit from 68-59 to 76-74, but in the end it was Fenerbahce that collected the two points.

Coach Giorgos Bartzokas would have expected more from his foreign players, but neither Mardy Collins, not Brent Petway, nor Jamario Moon, nor Cedric Simmons were able to help the Piraeus team, that had to rely on Stratos Perperoglou and Costas Sloukas (17 points each) on the night.

ekathimerini.com , Friday February 28, 2014 (22:18)  
All is well that ends well for Olympiakos
Reds survive KAO Dramas scare in Piraeus
Olympiakos within reach of the Super League title
OFI president announces Cretan clubs withdrawal from Super League
ND, PASOK say coalition signed up to tough terms
Former Prime Minister Antonis Samaras on Thursday ratcheted up the rhetoric of the main opposition New Democracy party, which he still leads, in a scathing statement which accused the SYRIZA...
Greek defense minister heads to USA after controversy
Defense Minister Panos Kammenos heads to New York this weekend for Greek Independence Day celebrations after finding himself at the center of a controversy that led to the US Congress failin...
Inside News
Bank deposits lost another 7.6 billion euros last month
Lenders saw their customers deposits shrink further last month, Bank of Greece data showed on Thursday, while the flight appears to be continuing this month. On the bright side, the Europea...
Cash concerns keep Athens bourse action tight
Cash is drying up in the Greek market and this is being felt increasingly at the local bourse as well, as the benchmark saw all its Tuesday gains evaporate on Thursday on relatively low turn...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Time to get moving
More than two months have passed since the elections and the government has to stop running around in circles and adopt a program of specific reforms, with detailed calculations as to their ...
COMMENTARY
A competent crew is key
Greek politicians are mostly strangers to technocratic management and deft bargaining. The political system has regrettably unraveled the countrys public administration a process set in m...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. All is well that ends well for Olympiakos
2. ND, PASOK say coalition signed up to tough terms
3. Greek defense minister heads to USA after controversy
4. Police find Xeross bomb-testing spot
5. Judges send 32 to trial for kickbacks in submarine deal
6. Greek, Chinese FMs discuss deepening countries ties
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greece optimistic on deal with euro area next week
2. Opposition renews calls for minister to resign over legal cases
3. Greek foreign minister explores deepening of ties with China on Beijing visit
4. Stathakis against scrapping tax breaks for islands
5. Fed's Bullard: Grexit would be a Greek issue, not a euro issue
6. New Xeros safe house found near Athens, police say
Today
This Week
1. Next Monday is D-Day for state funds
2. Total victory is unattainable
3. EU asks Greece for more reforms to speed talks on bailout
4. PM faces Merkel amid race to detail reforms
5. New book by ex-US diplomat delves deeper into the recesses of Greek terrorism
6. Some more equal than others
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2015, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.