Olympiacos forces Game Five with a win in Istanbul!
Olympiacos Piraeus won on the road to set up a decisive Game Five victory at home by coming back from an early double-digit deficit to defeat Anadolu Efes Istanbul 62-74. The Reds dropped 12 three-pointers that night, tying the series at 2-2 despite being behind 27-14 in the 2nd quarter. Anadolu Efes Istanbul wiped away the deficit by halftime and then took the lead after the break by hitting five three-point shots in the third quarter, before running away with the victory.
The winner of game five on Tuesday night at the Peace and Friendship Stadium will decide who will be the final team to reach the Euroleague Final Four. Efes is battling against history as the home team has won all eight previous Game 5 encounters.
The other three teams to reach the Euroleague Semifinals are Real Madrid who defeated Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 3 games to 1, Fenerbache Istanbul who swept Panathinaikos Athens, and CSKA Moscow sweeping Baskonia Vitoria. Real Madrid will take on Fenerbahce in the next round as CSKA; the defending champion will take on the game five winners between Olympiacos and Anadolu Efes.
Update on the Euroleague Final Four:
The Euroleague Final Four has been finally been established: CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce Istanbul, Real Madrid and Olympiacos Piraeus.
Olympiacos Piraeus is the fourth and last team for the final four of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.
They won the series 3-2 over Anadolu Efes Istanbul. They will meet CSKA Moscow in the semifinals while Read Madrid and Fenerbahce will play in the next semi-final.Olympiacos managed to get the ticket to the Final Four-Istanbul in its very own way to a decisive victory. Check out these great set plays from this series.
Click on the pdf link to download the Olympiacos and Anadolu Efes Istanbul Set Plays: