These number might be well known to Greek basketball fans after this weekend. I am not sure if more Panathinaikos fans will remember these numbers out of pure joy or if Olympiakos fans remember them for this huge defeat.
The game was played at the so called “Peace and Friendship Stadium” but as we know there is a huge rivalry between those two teams.For Panathinaikos to sweep the regular season series from the Reds is like sending a heavy message that they remain the big favorites, not only to secure the regular season’s first spot, but also to win it all.
The interesting thing for me – Kennedy Winston was the go-to-guy for Panathiniakos – not Saras, not Spanoulis and not even Batiste. Up to this point, Winston has not really convinced me with his Euroleague performance so this is kind of surprising for me.
So what about Olympiakos? Where does the new coach lead them? Was is it really all Pini Gershon’s fault? We will see as soon as Wednesday, when Olympiakos will play against Real Madrid – at the sight of the Final Four 2008. Not the easiest place to win a game – but if they should be able to pull off a win from Real Madrid it is probably the best motivation they can get – of course behind a win against Panathinaikos…