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The second period though was not good for the Greeks as the Russians with solid basketball and good Defense did a 24-13 and with 34-20 ended the second period with a +14 in a game where all the fans expecting an easy win for the Russians, their expectations were looking to become true. Teodosic was the top scorer but he was overdoing it in most of the cases with his Head Coach wishes.... On the other hand, Olympiakos was blocked by the good defense over Vassilis Spanoulis who couldn't repeat his good game like the one against Barcelona.
Some details of the game
Olympiakos and Coach Ivkovic trusted in a serious game like this, the young Greek talents who even though are only 21 years old they have acted in teh court as if they are playing many years the game, against the NBAers Kirilenko and Krstic, Mantzaris (26 minutes), Papanikolaou (27 minutes) and Sloukas (13 minutes) gave tehir very best and they had no fear even when their team was following the 'big Russians' with 19 points. On the other hand, the American Dorsey played only 12 minutes, Hines and Antic 18 minutes per head while Keselj and Law 12 minutes per head. An amazing fact is that the 3 Americans of Olympiakos scored zero points with 0/7 in 2's and 0/1 in 3's while the only none Gree points on behalf of Olympiakos were scored by Antic (7 points) and Keselj (3 points) so 52 out of 62 points were scored by the Greek element of Olympiakos!! Last but not least,Papanikolaou succeeded a new career high in the Euroleague games with his 18 points scored in the most crucial game of his life until now!
For CSKA Moscow, the key players such as Kirilenko were in a bad mood, the Russian NBAer remain 50% off his regular seasons averages in points as his 12 points were only the half of his 24.18 points per game. Furthermore, Krstic 11 points were 8 points less (42% off) than his 19 points averaged in the regular season of the Euroleague and in 22 games.