Olympiacos are the new besketball Euroleague champions after producing a stunning comeback to beat favorites CSKA Moscow 62-61 in the final.
That Olympiacos won over Barcelona in the semis of the Final Four in Istanbul was considered a huge surprise, but it turned out the Greeks had another shock in store.
CSKA were the better side on the pitch throughout the three quarters, but everything turned upside down in the last ten minutes of play.
The Russians, who enjoyed a 19-point lead at the middle of the game, found themselves just a one point up with 10 seconds to the buzzer.
Ramunas Siskauskas still had a chance to seal the deal for the Armymen, but missed both of his free throws.
Olympiacos had just enough time for the final attack, and Georgios Printezis netted a two-pointer with less than a second on the clock to drive the Greeks' fans into hysterics.
Kostas Papanikolaou was the top scorer for the club from Piraeus with 18 points, while the Muscovites’ best man Milos Teodosic got 15 points on the night.
The competition’s MVP, Andrey Kirilenko, once again proved to be an essential part of CSKA’s game, with 15 points in the bag.
The Greek comeback began when the AK-47 took a few minutes to rest in the beginning of the fourth quarter.
CSKA lost the game they had in their hands with a 62-61 scoreline to grant Olympiacos their second Euroleague title.
The club from Piraeus previously won Europe’s top basketball competition back in 1997.
Meanwhile, Barcelona won the third place game, topping another Greek side, Panathinaikos, 74-69.
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