Olympiacos’ basketball team win Greek Cup for third consecutive year

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For the third consecutive season, the Greek Cup was won by the Piraeus basketball team Olympiacos.

The “red and white” team defeated Panathinaikos 69-58 in the final of the Greek Cup, adding a 12th trophy overall to their name.

The front line of Olympiacos did the necessary damage during the match. They counted 17 errors and had Kendrick Nunn in offensive and Marius Grigonis.

From Panathinaikos, Dinos Mitoglou stood out with 16 points and 7 rebounds.

The match started with both teams playing tough defenses, as a result of which the score remained low. In the second quarter, Panathinaikos equalised and took the lead. 

In the third quarter, Panathinaikos entered better. The “greens” initially reduced to 30-29 with Nan and Mitoglou, while after Fal’s one accurate shot, Mitoglou brought his team ahead with a three-pointer at 32-31. Kanaan answered with a 3-pointer of his own and Lessor then tied the game at 34-34. Kanaan with another three-pointer gave Olympiakos a three-point lead, with Grigonis answering for 37-36. Fal scored again, while Mitoglou equalised again with a three-pointer (39-39). The third quarter ended like the first two. 

A three-pointer by Sloukas in the 32nd minute seemed to wake up Panathinaikos, but with Wright starring in the opposing racket (8 personal points) and Petrusev providing solutions, Olympiacos shot the difference to +10 for the first time time (46-56 in 35′) and in 37′ they wrote the irreversible 48-62.

Source: Zougla.gr.

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