Euroleague Top 16: Olympiacos makes mincemeat of Barcelona

The 15,000 fans who went to the Peace and Friendship stadium on Tuesday evening saw Greek champions Olympiacos…

The 15,000 fans who went to the Peace and Friendship stadium on Tuesday evening saw Greek champions Olympiacos trounce Spanish powerhouse Barcelona 74-62. Team captain Vasilis Spanoulis scored 11 points and had 9 assists, while Othello Hunter scored 10 points and collected 4 rebounds.

Thanks to strong defensive plays the Reds quickly managed to take reign of the game and not allow the Catalan team to hope for anything better. After the Spanish side gained a 1-point lead, the Reds focused their efforts and gained a 13-point lead by half-time. The Greek champions carried on pounding the Spanish team in the second half, with Barcelona unable to respond.

The other Greek team in the Top-16, Panathinaikos has traveled to Turkey to face Fenerbahçe on Wednesday evening.

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