Peters and Papanikolaou combine for 39 points in Olympiacos win

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Giannis Askounis

09/Mar/24 17:59

Building separation after a brilliant buzzer-beater to end the first half, Olympiacos blows out Lavrio Megabolt

By Eurohoops Team/

Making it 13 wins in a row across all competitions, Olympiacos pulled away in the second half to eliminate the challenge of Lavrio Megabolt.

Prevailing, 84-63, in the Peace and Friendship Stadium opened the Round 20 schedule of Greece’s Stoiximan Basket League Regular Season on Saturday afternoon.

Alec Peters produced a game-high 20 points for the reigning league and cup champions in Greece. Captain Kostas Papanikolaou dropped 17 of his 19 points after the break, including 4/4 from beyond the arc, pushing his side to a comfortable lead.

Beating the buzzer at the end of the first half, Isaiah Canaan attached a two-point lead to a poor overall performance for the team coached by Giorgos Bartzokas. The Murray State product added two more points in the second half en route to a 13-point showing.

Nursing injuries, Thomas Walkup, Nigel Williams-Goss, Giannoulis Larentzakis, and Nikola Milutinov were sidelined along with Ignas Brazdeikis and Luke Sikma, both unregistered in the domestic league.

For the visitors, experienced guard Marcus Thornton recorded a team-high 13 points in SEF.

Basket League Round 20

Olympiacos – Lavrio Megabolt 84-63
Apollon Carna – Peristeri bwin 63-74
AEK Betsson – Promitheas 87-91
Kolossos H Hotels – PAOK mateco (10/3)
Karditsa Iaponiki – Panathinaikos Aktor (10/3)
Aris Midea – Maroussi (10/3)

STANDINGS: Olympiacos 38 (18-2), Panathinaikos Aktor 37 (18-1), Peristeri bwin 33 (13-7), Promitheas 32 (12-8), Aris Midea 30 (11-8)…

Resuming the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, the Reds play at home against archrival Panathinaikos Aktor in Round 29 on Thursday.

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