Olympiacos: Wants to tie the series and play for the qualification to Barcelona.

Olympiacos: Wants to tie the series and play for the qualification to Barcelona.

In a bid to turn the tide, Olympiacos is geared up to confront Barcelona (16:45 UTC), aiming to clinch victory and force the playoff series into a decisive Game 5.

Following a nail-biting Game 3 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, Barcelona seized a pivotal overtime victory, elevating them to a 2-1 lead in the series against Olympiacos. Amidst the intense showdown, controversies marred the game, with Olympiacos voicing grievances over officiating decisions. The Euroleague has since intervened, addressing contentious plays that drew complaints from both Panathinaikos and Olympiacos.

Acknowledging the lapse, the Euroleague has confirmed a 5-second violation during a reset play by Satoranski, spotlighting Olympiacos’ plight.

Bartzokas’ squad is resolute in their pursuit of victory, determined to square the series at 2-2 and vie for a spot in the prestigious Final Four. Notably, history stands as a formidable opponent, as no visiting team has clinched victory in a Game 5 scenario in the annals of Euroleague history. However, the absence of Kostas Papanikolaou in Game 3 underscored his significance to Olympiacos, casting uncertainty over his availability.

Contrastingly, Grimau’s Barcelona squad enters the crucial showdown unscathed by injury concerns, boasting a full roster primed for battle.

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