We easily beat Ikarus Kallithea by a 22 point margin to mark our fourth victory in as many games of the A1 championship. This is despite missing both Papaloukas and Nesterovic (so that they can recover from their earlier ordeals). This was also our first game played behind closed doors and therefore we had no fans present to witness the devastating victory.
Despite a low intensity start from ourselves, we soon built a double digit lead in points before the end of the first quarter with Jamon Gordon making the basket in this case. This was Gordon's first start (in the initial team) as an Olympiakos player in the A1 league and he performed well overall, winning 5 points in total.
Gordon, along with Bourousis, Teodosic and Nielsen managed to bring the point differential to 18 points (37-19) some five minutes before the end of the first half.
In the third quarter, we maintained a ten point difference at all times and whenever Ikarus tried to bring the score back in line with them (52-40 at one stage), we simply took over the game again and increased the score to 59-42. The final quarter of the match saw Ivkovic trial several formations in play without the team falling back in their intensity and we sealed victory with the 86-64 scoreline mentioned in the title.
Olympiakos 86-64 Ikarus Kallithea
1st Quarter : Olympiakos 25-14 Kallithea
2nd Quarter : Olympiakos 47-35 Kallithea
3rd Quarter : Olympiakos 66-54 Kallithea
4th Quarter : Olympiakos 86-64 Kallithea
Olympiakos (Ivkovic) :- Gordon 5, Spanoulis 9, Bourousis 14, Keselj 8, Pelikanos, Mavrokefalidis 6, Glyniadakis 4, Nielsen 17, Papanikolaou 8, Teodosic 13, Katsivelis.