2016-17PlayoffsGame 5
playoffs 2016-17 G5Nikola Milutinov - Olympiacos Piraeus - EB16

Game Center, Playoffs Game 5: Olympiacos claims last ticket to Istanbul!

Olympiacos Piraeus clinched its sixth Final Four berth in the last nine years by defeating Anadolu Efes Istanbul 87-78 on Tuesday at Peace & Friendship Stadium to win their best-of-five Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoff series in the maximum five games. Vassilis Spanoulis scored 22 points and dished 6 assists to pace the Reds. He also hit a pair of early three-pointers to set a playoffs record for three-pointers made in a single series with 17. Down 37-41 at halftime, Olympiacos started the second half on a 9-0 tear and never trailed again. The lead grew to 9, but Efes did not quit and closed to within 4 with three minutes left. Then Spanoulis free throws and a Georgios Printezis three-pointer put the game and series on ice. Printezis finished with 14 points, Erick Green added 10 and Khem Birch posted 9 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Cedi Osman paced the Efes attack with 11 points and Thomas Heurtel dished 6 assists to move into sixth place all-time with 813 assists.

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