Breathtaking match sees the Reds end losing streak to the Greens

Olympiakos won a classic Greek derby for the Euroleague beating Panathinaikos 87-85 away to put an end to its five-game losing streak in all competitions against its Eternal Rival. The result keeps Olympiakos second at the table and takes Panathinaikos down to seventh.

The spectacular match at the Olympic Sports Hall was decided in overtime as there was little separating the two teams on Friday night.

Brian Roberts led the Reds to a hot second and third period, during which the visitors advanced by up to 13 points (43-34 at half-time).

Panathinaikos tightened up its defense in the last quarter, during which it turned a 62-50 deficit to a 71-70 lead, but could not grab victory as the match went to overtime (71-71).

When influential James Gist (21 points, six rebounds) got fouled out early on in overtime, Nick Calathes was practically left alone to...

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