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The Greeks led by 12 (67-55) at the start of the last period, but the partial score in the fourth quarter was 30-19 for the hosts.
Bayern got the 72-71 lead with four minutes left in the game thanks to a scoring crescendo by Danilo Barthel, who had 18 points in total. Olympiacos couldn’t react after that.
Gregg Monroe also had a big game with 15 points and seven rebounds, while Lo was the hero of the night and finished with 19 points and seven assists giving a crucial 80-75 lead. Paul Zipser and Vladimir Lucic added 13 points each for the winning side.
“First of all, it is a big win for us because of the problems we have with injuries”, said coach Dejan Radonjic, referring to Nihad Djedovic who missed the game. “Olympiacos is a strong team with players with huge experience. They played much better, had a good advantage, but in the last quarter, we played quite good defensively. We were smart on offense and better than before. We made some important, tough shots. What was also important was the support of our fans, which was really good until the end of the game.”
The return of Balwin
Olympiacos Wade Baldwin, with 19 points, stole the show, especially in the third quarter, which ended with his team getting a solid lead (63-54).
After the first four games of the season, Baldwin was on the exit door. However, he couldn’t get a deal for his release, he was back in the roster last week against Zalgiris Kaunas, and in Munich, he proved that things have changed. Still, it was not enough for the win.
Nikola Milutinov scored 14 points, Giorgos Printezis added 12, but no one was able to respond on crunch time. Kevin Punter was not used in the game, despite not being injured.
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