Euroleague Playoffs Ignite: Away Teams Secure Victory in 3 out of 4 Games.

Euroleague Playoffs Ignite: Away Teams Secure Victory in 3 out of 4 Games.

Game 1 of the playoffs concluded with the final buzzer echoing through the Palau Blaugrana, marking Olympiacos’s significant victory on the road. They become the third team, out of the four games played thus far, to conquer their opponent’s home turf, following the footsteps of Maccabi and Fenerbahce, truly igniting the playoffs. This Euroleague season appears to be one of the most contentious and competitive in recent memory, with teams closely matched and outcomes hinging on nuanced details. While nothing definitive has been determined, Maccabi, Olympiacos, Fenerbahce, and Real Madrid (who clinched a home victory against Baskonia), have taken substantial strides toward the Final Four.

Olympiacos maintained a lead over Barcelona throughout the game, showcasing stellar defensive prowess that restricted their opponent’s scoring opportunities. Consequently, they emerged triumphant with a narrow 75-77 victory, now flipping the roles with the home-court advantage in their favor. Nigel Williams-Goss spearheaded Olympiacos’s charge with 15 points, 2 assists, and 1 rebound.

Boxscore:

Box Score – Home Team: Barcelona
Starters:
Jabari ParkerMin 28:20Pts 13, Reb 7, Ast 0, Stl 0
Nicolas LaprovittolaMin 25:34Pts 9, Reb 2, Ast 3, Stl 2
Nikola KalinicMin 22:25Pts 6, Reb 3, Ast 1, Stl 0
Jan VeselyMin 20:38Pts 3, Reb 4, Ast 2, Stl 0
Tomas SatoranskyMin 21:54Pts 0, Reb 4, Ast 4, Stl 2
Bench:
Willy HernangomezMin 19:22Pts 13, Reb 5, Ast 0, Stl 0
Álex AbrinesMin 18:01Pts 11, Reb 1, Ast 0, Stl 0
Ricky RubioMin 18:06Pts 10, Reb 2, Ast 7, Stl 2
Rokas JokubaitisMin 14:00Pts 6, Reb 1, Ast 2, Stl 1
Oscar Da SilvaMin 11:40Pts 4, Reb 2, Ast 0, Stl 1
Darío BrizuelaMin 00:00Pts 0, Reb 0, Ast 0, Stl 0
James NnajiMin 00:00Pts 0, Reb 0, Ast 0, Stl 0
Box Score – Away Team: Olympiacos
Starters:
Isaiah CanaanMin 31:25Pts 14, Reb 1, Ast 3, Stl 1
Moustapha FallMin 21:30Pts 11, Reb 4, Ast 2, Stl 1
Luke SikmaMin 17:25Pts 4, Reb 3, Ast 0, Stl 2
Alec PetersMin 16:03Pts 1, Reb 4, Ast 3, Stl 0
Thomas WalkupMin 18:26Pts 0, Reb 2, Ast 5, Stl 1
Bench:
Nigel Williams-GossMin 25:23Pts 15, Reb 1, Ast 2, Stl 1
Filip PetrusevMin 15:38Pts 12, Reb 5, Ast 0, Stl 1
Shaquielle McKissicMin 21:49Pts 9, Reb 3, Ast 4, Stl 3
Moses WrightMin 12:40Pts 4, Reb 3, Ast 0, Stl 1
Nikola MilutinovMin 05:06Pts 3, Reb 1, Ast 0, Stl 0
Ignas BrazdeikisMin 07:53Pts 2, Reb 2, Ast 0, Stl 0
Giannoulis LarentzakisMin 06:42Pts 2, Reb 0, Ast 1, Stl 0

Game stats:

Team StatsBarcelonaOlympiacos
Field Goals25/60 (41.7%)27/52 (51.9%)
3 Pointers7/22 (31.8%)5/17 (29.4%)
Free Throws18/24 (75%)18/27 (66.7%)
Assists1920
Rebounds3129
Offensive Rebounds106
Defensive Rebounds2123
Steals811
Blocks10
Turnovers00
Personal Fouls2426

Scorecast:

QuarterBarcelonaOlympiacos
Q11819
Q21725
Q31917
Q42116
Score7577

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