Round 8 winner, Fans Choice Play of the Decade: Georgios Printezis

Sep 07, 2020 by Euroleague.net Print

A championship-winning shot by Georgios Printezis that that capped one of the greatest comebacks in basketball history has been voted the Round 8 winner in the Fans Choice Play of the Decade.

Olympiacos rallied from 19 down in the third quarter to stun CSKA Moscow 61-62 in the 2012 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game in Istanbul. With the game on the line, Printezis's teammate Vassilis Spanoulis drove into the heart of the CSKA defense and drew all the attention to him before flinging a pass to Printezis. The Olympiacos forward's one-handed floater arced over the outstretched arms of Andei Kirilenko and into the basket with 0.7 seconds remaining to win the game and the crown and set off some wild celebrations.

His is the eighth play to advance to the finals in mid-September. Two more finalists are yet to be decided, so vote now to make sure your favorites get their due in the Fans Choice Play of the Decade survey!