Alba Berlin has achieved an important victory in the Euroleague. The Bundesliga basketball club defeated wild card favorites Olympiacos Piraeus 90:75 (37:30) on Thursday. Thanks to the success, the Berliners can continue to hope for a place in the quarter-finals.
The Albatrosses got off to a very good start and were initially able to pull away by five points. But then the guests got into the game better and were even able to take the lead late in the first quarter. Shortly before the break, the hosts then played harder and thanks to a strong trio they were able to enter the locker room with 37:30 left.
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Alba also set the pace of the game in the second half and continued to keep the Greeks’ strong offense under control. They scored up front, led by the strong Maodo Lo, who was the game’s top scorer with 27 points, and celebrated an unexpectedly clear victory. (dpa)