Olympiakos and Panathinaikos survived the challenges posed to them by their opponents in last weekend’s basketball league action to stay ahead on the table with Olympiakos enjoying a point’s advantage. The Reds defeated newly promoted Ilisiakos 79-67 but had to sweat before they gained the win at Zografou. Panathinaikos found itself trailing at home to visiting PAOK at halftime but eventually regrouped to avoid a major upset and win 83-78 in Athens. There are now four teams sharing third place: These are Peristeri and Panellinios (with the former beating the latter 77-73 in a thrilling game on Saturday), Kolossos Rhodes (which registered yet another home win against Kavala, 81-71) and Maroussi (which defeated host Trikala 81-69). Panionios moved up to seventh with its morale-boosting home win over Aris (74-70). For the third round of group games in the Eurocup today, Aris travels to Lithuania to face Siauliai and Panellinios is hosting Polish side Turow.