Action from the Rixos Cup where Olympiacos beat Anadolu Efes 83-78Pre-season action is under way and an 83-78 win for Olympiacos Piraeus over Anadolu Efes means the Reds will face Besiktas in Friday’s final in Istanbul.

Istanbul is home to the pre-season Rixos Cup with Zalgiris Kaunas, Olympiacos Piraeus, and Budivelnik Kiev joining three teams from the host city, Fenerbahce Ulker, Anadolu Efes, and Besiktas Integral Forex for this pre-season tournament. Thursday was the third day of the four day tournament and the finalists and placement games for tomorrow were decided.

Zalgiris Kaunas beat Fenerbahce 82-77 despite Melih Mahmutoglu contributing 21 points for Zedjko Obradovic’s side. That victory secures a third place playoff with Anadolu Efes on Friday. Efes were hoping for something more but they came up short against the defending Euroleague champions.

Olympiacos had 15 points from Costas Sloukas and 13 from ‘Agent 00.7’ Georgios Printezis, to book their place in Friday’s final with Besiktas. The fifth and sixth place game will be between Budivelnik Kiev and Fenerbahce.

We don’t have highlights from today’s games but for those of you in need of a fix here are some highlight’s from Olympiacos’ win on Tuesday over Budivelnik.