Olympiacos defeated Panathinaikos BC 71-95 in the Greek Derby at OAKA Altion on Friday night. After this result, the Reds improve to 10-6 for a share of third place, while Panathinaikos drops to 6-10.
The first quarter featured 12 lead changes, but Olympiacos then took over with a 4-22 run, moving ahead by as many as 22 points. The outcome was never in doubt after that, as Olympiacos dominated every aspect of the game. Moustapha Fall starred with 19 points and 9 rebounds, while fellow big man Joel Bolomboy added 11 points and 6 boards.
Thomas Walkup (12 points, 6 assists) and Kostas Sloukas (11 points, 6 assists) controlled the backcourt, with Isaiah Canaan also scoring 17 and Kostas Papanikolaou adding 13. Dwayne Bacon paced Panathinaikos with 30 points on 6-of-8 three-point shooting, but the hosts had little else.