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Saturday, March 22, 2014

SDH Presents Euroleague Basketball Highlights:Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria (3/21/2014)


Olympiacos Piraeus snapped a four-game losing streak and shot back to the heart of the playoff race with a convincing 89-59 victory over Laboral Kutxa Vitoria on Friday at Peace and Friendship Stadium. The Reds used a 14-0 first-quarter run to take control for good, boosted the margin to 18 at halftime and led by as many as 35 in the fourth. With the victory Olympiacos improved to 5-6 and joined a tie for fourth place in Group E. The loss mathematically eliminated Laboral from playoff contention. Olympiacos made 10 of 18 three-pointers (55.6%) and outrebounded the visitors 39-21.

Matt Lojeski led five Olympiacos scorers in double figures with 16 points. Vassilis Spanoulis netted 14, young Ioannis Papapetrou shot 3 for 3 from downtown for 13 points, Giorgi Shermadini added 11, Cedric Simmons 10 and Vangelos Mantzaris displayed a fine all-around performance with 5 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Leo Mainoldi made 4 of 7 three-pointers for 12 points to lead Vitoria and Andres Nocioni and Tibor Pleiss scored 10 each in defeat.  Make sure you visit www.euroleague.livebasketball.tv to access live games with much more videos and do not forget to check on +Slap Dog Hoops  for all the scores, recaps and highlights in +EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL.