CSKA defender Milos Teodosic (left) striker “Olympiakos” Ioannis Papapetrou.
Photo: Mikhail Alexandrov/TASS
CSKA lost to the Greek Olympiacos in the semifinals of the men’s basketball Euroleague, leading the score for three and a half quarters
The first semi-final of the men’s basketball Euroleague with CSKA and Olympiakos ended with the score of 82:78 in favor of the Greek club. The final four tournament took place in Istanbul, in the Palace of sports “Sinan Erdem Daum”, containing the basketball matches of 16 thousand spectators. Later in the second semi-final of the local club “Fenerbahche” will play with Madrid “real”.
In the match against Olympiacos, CSKA went ahead in the opening minutes. In the last minute of the second quarter after a three-point throw, Milos Teodosic of CSKA the advantage reached 13 points (40:27). The break Greek club due to the far hits of Vangelis Mantzaris and Dimitrios Gravanis narrowed the gap to seven points (40:33 ).
In the 36th minute, Vassilis Spanoulis from under the basket to even the score (69:69), and on 39 minutes, his first match distant hit allowed Olympiacos to come forward (74:73). At 41 seconds before the final buzzer three-pointer by Eric Greene brought the Greek club is a comfortable three points (79:76).