Troubles at the eastern front for Reds and Greens

Another week of twin bad losses for Greek teams in the Euroleague saw them slip further at the standings, as Olympiakos lost at Maccabi and Panathinaikos suffered at the hands of Fenerbahce in Turkey.

The Reds lost 65-64 in Tel Aviv on Thursday to a Maccabi coached by their own former coach Yiannis Sfairopoulos, as their last gasp effort to win the game through a stunning triple by Vassilis Spanoulis was left unfinished.

Maccabi had the final say in this thrilling game through Scottie Wilbekin, leaving Olympiakos only with the satisfaction of its decent defending. The Reds are now on a 12-10 record, alone on sixth.

Nigel Williams-Goss and Spanoulis were the only Olympiakos players in double figures, with 16 points each.

Panathinaikos's positive start in Istanbul went to waste, as it registered an 85-66 reverse at the home of the Euroleague leader on Friday.<...

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