We won tonights game by a 31 point margin by some ease with Bourousis, Spanoulis, Halperin, Keselj and Mavrokefalidis all aquitting themselves well. Olympiakos showed concentration and skill throughout the match and they played well as a team to eventually win the game by a 91-60 scoreline.
In contrast, Ilysiakos looked nervous and made plenty of errors which we were not slow to capitalise on. The start of the match however was quite tight certainly for the first five minutes of the game (6-7 scoreline) however we soon took over in the game with Keselj making a very good performance defensively. Vasilis Spanoulis then took over in the attack and the quick results was the opening of a nine point lead (10-19). Our players as a whole then limited their own errors and became more creative with the possession, they also took their chances when the opportunity rose and the result was the first period closing score being 19-28.
In the start of the second quarter, we again started off with some errors in our play for the first five minutes. However this was also matched by Ilysiakos error-strewn play and so barely 8 points were scored in this time (23-32). However, we then sorted ourselves out and with a quick break of 6 points, we tightened up our play and brought up a fifteen point difference (25-40) before finishing the ensure half with a 29-44 score.
With Keselj dominating play, we started off the third quarter very brightly. Our Serbian ace was joined in the attack by Bourousis and Mavrokefalidis to keep the points differential at +15 and above (38-54). At about the same time, Vasilis Spanoulis continued with his good performance and the entire team were also playing well. Finally the third quarter was over with a 50-65 scoreline.
The final quarter saw Ivkovic inspire our team further onwards and through the efforts of Halperin, Gordon and Mavrokefalidis we first raised the points differential to +20 and then further to +30. We finally finished the game with a 60-91 scoreline and showed ourselves to be worthy winners.
Ilysiakos 60-91 Olympiakos
1st Quarter : Ilysiakos 19-28 Olympiakos
2nd Quarter : Ilysiakos 29-44 Olympiakos
3rd Quarter : Ilysiakos 50-65 Olympiakos
4th Quarter : Ilysiakos 60-91 Olympiakos
Olympiakos (Ivkovic): Papaloukas 3, Nesterovic 11, Gordon 4, Spanoulis 14, Bourousis 13, Keselj 11, Pelikanos, Mavrokefalidis 14, Halperin 13, Erceg 8.