SPORTS

One up in quarterfinal series, Reds host CSKA

Olympiakos hosts CSKA Moscow tonight with a surprise 1-0 lead in their best-of-three Euroleague quarterfinal series following a shock 76-74 win in Moscow on Tuesday night, which ended a 27-game home winning streak in the competition for the Russian club. A second win tonight would secure Olympiakos an unanticipated Final Four spot, just weeks after Greece coach Panayiotis Yiannakis took over at the inconsistent club. «It was a bad night for us, but we can beat Olympiakos away and be back for the third game,» said CSKA’s Nikos Zisis. «They played an excellent game, especially [Lynn] Greer, who is more than 50 percent of their power,» he continued, referring to the man whose shot on the buzzer – and 19 points for the game – steered Olympiakos to victory. Olympiakos is the only Greek team that managed to reach the quarterfinals. European champions Panathinaikos suffered a shock exit in the Round of 16.