The Greek basketball giants succumbed to their Spanish hosts in the second set of Euroleague games for the week, as Olympiakos succumbed to holder Real Madrid on Thursday and Panathinaikos went down at Barcelona on Friday.
Olympiakos and Panathinaikos started another tough week in the Euroleague with important home wins over Baskonia and Bayern Munich respectively.
Olympiakos ended its negative streak against Panathinaikos winning 79-65 in Piraeus in Friday for its 10th win in 16 Euroleague games.
Rick Pitino has won his first game in Greece, coaching troubled Panathinaikos to a 96-84 victory over CSKA Moscow on Friday night in Europe's main competition.
Rick Pitino is the new coach of six-time Euroleague champion Panathinaikos. The legendary NCAA coach arrived in Athens on Wednesday and announced he has already signed his contract until the end of the season and will be present at the…
Panathinaikos and Olympiakos have put some clear, blue water between themselves and the other teams in the Basket League, as the Greens defeated cup holder AEK and the Reds are now alone in second after defeating surprise package Peristeri.
Tired and without a coach, Panathinaikos suffered an ominous home loss to Armani Milano for the Euroleague on Friday, after Olympiakos predictably defeated visiting Gran Canaria in Piraeus on Thursday.
Greek basketball champion Panathinaikos parted ways with coach Xavi Pascual on Thursday and is reported to be close to hiring former Louisville coach Rick Pitino.
Olympiakos and Panathinaikos defeated their Turkish visitors at home this week to improve their position on the Euroleague table ahead of a very demanding week for both.
Panathinaikos narrowly beat Peristeri on Monday to remain the sole undefeated team in the Basket League, but once again showed frailties in its game.