Olympiakos beat Panathinaikos in Athens on Monday and clinched the top spot of the regular season in the Basket League.
The Reds and the Greens were neck-and-neck for most of the game at the Olympic Sports Center, but in the final quarter Olympiakos broke away to secure a precious victory with a 68-62 score that will offer it home advantage throughout the play-offs.
Kolossos was the other major winner of this week’s matches as it saw off visiting Promitheas Patras 68-61 on Rhodes.
Larissa edged closer to a play-off spot with a 74-70 win over PAOK that has been struggling recently.
AEK kept its hopes for a top-four finish alive with a 90-75 triumph over Lavrio at home, and Apollon Patras took a leap toward survival in the top flight with a 74-72 result over Peristeri.
The game between Ionikos and Iraklis, that is shaping up as a relegation decider, was postponed due to Covid cases at Ionikos.