Olympiacos wins Turkish Airlines Euroleague title

olympiacos celebrates 2012 euroleague title

In fantastic atmosphere in Sinan Erdem Arena in Istanbul, created by fans of both teams, Olympiacos beat CSKA and wins Euroleague title for this season.

Pretty nervous game at the beggining and of course it was expected. Only one team can be winner. This time it is Olympiacos. Great season in Turkish Airlines Euroleague was crowned with title.

After first 10 minutes result was 10:7 for CSKA. It was obvious that both teams are pretty nervous and that we will watch pretty tough game.

Wonderful game in second quarter, especially for CSKA. With three consecutive three-pointers from Milos Teodosic in just one minute, CSKA came to +12, 25:13. Second quarter finished with score 34:20.

That was tough situation for Olympiacos after first 20 minutes of title game. CSKA were better in all segments and deserves this lead of 14 points.

CSKA continues with good game and domination in third quarter even Olympiacos hardly tried, but without success. Great defense, good shooting percentage and CSKA finished third quarter with +13, 53:40.

Olympiacos started furious in last quarter, they came to -2, 60:58, 1:20 to go. At 61:58, Olympiacos had 2 free-throws, just 10 seconds to go. Papanikolaou made both, 61:60 10 seconds to go. Real drama, even no one expected this after third quarter.

Siskauskas missed 2 free throws, Printezis scored 2 points on other side, and that’s it. Olympiacos won Turkish Airlines Euroleague title!!! Well done coach Dusan Ivkovic and his players, well done guys.

All in all, Olympiacos deserves this title, since they played well during whole season. Even not much people believed that they can go so far in Finals. They raises during season.

Most of people will agree that brain of this success is coach Dusan Ivkovic and main engine Vassilis Spanoulis. Printezis, Papanikolaou, Antic and company did a great job.

CSKA had great season, and most of people believed that they will win this trophy. They invested much in team in this season.

They brought Serbian duo, Milos Teodosic and Nenad Krstic and they were team leaders in many Euroleague games in this season. Andrei Kirilenko brough NBA experience and became fundament of CSKA defense. Ramunas Siskauskas experience and stability as a great scorer. Alexey Shved became great player and it is expected to be even better in coming years.