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Efes Pilsen thrash Reds on home turf

Unable to shake off a dreadful home record against Efes Pilsen, Olympiakos suffered its fourth consecutive Euroleague home defeat against the Turkish club with a 91-72 score. The win assured Efes Pilsen its place in the next round of Euroleague competition. For Olympiakos, the loss could prove to be a setback for the club’s pursuit of the top spot in Group A, which would put the Piraeus team in a beneficial position for the next round’s draw. Olympiakos started the encounter a game behind group leader Tau Ceramica, which was hosted by Climamio Bologna later last night. Aris, fifth in Group C, which suffices for a qualifying berth, greets Benetton Treviso today.