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  1. Guys, this is really funny! I read in a Swedish website called "Aftonbladet" saying that Sweden thinks they can beat Greece and Russia and that they will lose to Spain. :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: These Swedes are showing there true colors. :whistle:
  2. I would bet you he'll be back for Sweden. Edman and Linderoth remain to be seen, but I wouldn't count on them to carry Sweden thru the tournament.
  3. LYNN GREER! :tup: :tup: :nw:
  4. Play Off Game 21 - April 01, 2008 - UNIVERSAL SPORTS HALL CSKA GAME REPORT CSKA Moscow 74 - 76 Olympiakos Olympiakos provided one of the biggest surprises in Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs history by downing CSKA Moscow 74-76 in Game 1 of their best-of-three series on Tuesday. Lynn Greer became the game hero by sinking the game-winning jumper at the buzzer. Olympiakos now has the home-court advantage in the series and will advance to the Final Four if it downs CSKA again in Athens on Thursday. Meanwhile, CSKA is in a do-or-die situation and needs to get consecutive wins to reach its sixth consecutive Final Four. Qyntel Woods paced the winners with 20 points on 4-for-4 three-point shooting, Greer added 19, Panos Vasilopoulos and 14 while Rod Blakney added 10 for Olympiakos, which won its fifth straight game. Matjaz Smodis had 21 points for the Russian champs, who had the longest active Euroleague home winning streak – 27 games – snapped. David Andersen added 15, Ramunas Siskauskas 12 and Trajan Langdon 10 for the hosts. A quick transition game and an unstoppable Vasilopoulos allowed Olympiakos to take a 20-24 edge after 10 minutes. Woods took over from that moment and got some help from Greer to make it a 14-point game, 46-60, late in the third quarter. Three-pointers by Andersen, Smodis and Langdon got CSKA within 67-72 with less than three minutes to go. Smodis tied the game with 15 seconds to go but, Greer became the man of the game with the winning jumper. Andersen needed just 16 seconds to score on a jump hook, but Jake Tsakalidis answered at the other end and Vasilopoulos added a power basket for a 2-4 Olympiakos lead. The Reds tried Tsakalidis on Smodis as a surprise matchup, but Andersen quickly drew consecutive fouls from Woods and sent him to the bench. Blakney and Siskauskas traded triples as the score settled at 7-7. Vasilopoulos sank a baseline jumper, which Andersen erased with a jump hook. Greer made free throws and Vasilopoulos scored in penetration for a 9-13 lead. Smodis buried his trademark triple from the top of the key, but Vasilopoulos scored again to keep Olympiakos ahead. CSKA called timeout, but even after Greer shined with a floating layup. Langdon tried to get the hosts going and struck from downtown only to see Ioannis Bouroussis erase it with a three-point play for a 15-20 Olympiakos edge. Theodoros Papaloukas made free throws, but a Bouroussis dunk and Blakney driving layup kept the visitors in control. Viktor Khryapa nailed a three-pointer from the right wing to get CSKA within 20-24 after 10 minutes. Olympiakos continued trying to score in transitions to break CSKA's usual game plan in home games, but started missing open shots. Papaloukas stole the ball and scored to get CSKA within 22-24. Greer rescued the Reds with a free throw and a three-pointer to give his team some breathing room at 22-28. Siskauskas hit foul shots, but he didn't find much help around. Greer fed Bouroussis for an easy layup only to see Nikos Zisis match with foul shots. Woods provided a highlight with an alley-oop layup, but CSKA kept getting to the line often. Smodis and Andersen hit 2 apiece to get within 30-32. Head coach Panagiotis Giannakis tried Woods on Papaloukas, while Milos Teodosic took over with a driving layup. CSKA struggled to score with Papaloukas not being able to dominate due to Woods's outstanding one-on-one defense. Woods nailed a triple to make it a 7-point game. Papaloukas scored in the low post, but Woods took revenge with a huge baseline dunk to give the Reds a 32-39 halftime edge. CSKA improved its defense after the break and forced a 24-second violation on Olympiakos's first possession. CSKA went scoreless for two minutes, however, while free throws by Greer gave the guests a 32-41 lead. Siskauskas made foul shots and Smodis added a driving layup to get the crowd involved at 36-41. Greer silenced it with a step-back three-pointer and Woods beat the buzzer with another shot from downtown to make CSKA call timeout at 36-47. Andersen tried to change things with a turnaround jumper only for Bouroussis to answer with an alley-oop dunk. Langdon sank a huge jumper and Smodis added a power layup, but Vasilopoulos and Woods struck from downtown to make it a 13-point game, 42-55. Woods took over with a huge alley-oop dunk that forced CSKA to stop the game again, 42-57. Langdon sank a long two-pointer and Smodis added a fast break dunk, but Blakney sank his second triple for a 46-60 Olympiakos lead. Greer hit an acrobatic layup, but Andersen and Smodis struck from downtown to get CSKA even closer, 52-62, after three quarters. Just like in its Top 16 opener against Lottomatica Roma, CSKA needed to rally from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter. Olympiakos now tried a 2-3 zone, but Smodis beat it a driving layup. Woods collected a steal and flew downcourt for a high-flying dunk only to see Siskauskas score again for a 56-64 CSKA deficit. The hosts powered the offensive boards now and Andersen sank a turnaround jumper in a two-chance CSKA offense. Zisis made free throws to get CSKA within 60-64 with six minutes remaining. Woods buried a three-pointer from the corner and Vasilopoulos soon copied him from downtown to restore a double-digit Olympiakos lead, 60-70. Greer made an off-balanced jumper, but free throws by Siskauskas and a seven-meter bomb by Langdon brought CSKA back to life at 66-72. Smodis made a free throw, but Blakney sank a jumper to keep the Reds way ahead, 67-74. Zisis shined with a three-point play and Smodis made free throws to get CSKA back in the game, 72-74. Olympiakos struggled to score when it mattered most, but Zisis missed a go-ahead shot from downtown. Woods missed at the other end, but Smodis scored in the low post with 15 seconds to go. CSKA used a non-shooting foul, after which Olympiakos opted to isolate Greer, who faked and hit the game-winner at the buzzer, allowing Olympiakos to get the win in thrilling fashion! Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Euroleague.net
  5. Yes, I heard that news about yesterday afternoon. No way EPO is letting Otto go for other options on coaching. :tup:
  6. 0 - 2 I'm sorry but AEK stands no chance with the way they are playing for the last month or so.
  7. I got a feeling both teams won't play real hard, both teams will make this an entertaining match. 1 - 1
  8. I was hoping for this: GREECE SWEDEN SPAIN RUSSIA :LOL: But than again, Spain is the real threat of the group so there a safe bet on advancing to the QF.
  9. Shall we make a movie about Karagounis? :P
  10. What a great result from our guys! The last time I've seen Greece play that good is when they beat Turkey in the Poli during Euro 2008 qualifying. Where on earth did Karagounis learn to shoot the ball like that? :tup: BRAVO MOU GEORGIO! :gr: :gr: :gr: HELLAS OLE OLEEEEEEEEE HELLAS OLE OLEEEEEEEEEE ! ! !
  11. Always nice to achieve victory over our Orthodox brothers. :tup: Was this victory in Serbia or Greece?
  12. Takis Lemonis got the axe, not that good of a move. Kokkalis should have waited till the end of the season to decide that. :nono: I was real busy after I saw Olympiakos getting trashed by the better side (Chelsea), so I didn't get a chance to comment on the match now that is already over.
  13. In the US, the match will show it on ESPN 2. I checked it under espn.com.
  14. Why can't I be one since I support Olympiakos? :P
  15. dark_horse

    The result means AEK are still in the hunt cause PAO and OLY can lose points down the streatch.
  16. Dude, keep in mind that Gonzalez was the ref for the Turkey - Greece match, and he did a pretty good job officiating that match. I wouldn't want to think one minute about the refs, sure I want him not to make too many bad calls.
  17. He seperated his shoulder in the 93rd minute in a Super League match against Asteras Tripolis. :tdown: He's out 2 to 4 months from what I've heard.
  18. I choose the first one, about Karagounis's first goal in Euro 2004. Once he scored the goal, I yelled so loud the whole cafe was viberating. :LOL: Then I made a "silent" gesture towards the Portugese fans and told them to "shhhhhhhhh" :LOL:
  19. That's great news! Originally he was suppose to get the job as a coach for team Austria after Euro 2008. Good move by EPO and let's keep him for another 2 years.
  20. You forgot to mention KENTRO! :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL:
  21. With Lua Lua gone it's going to be tough, no one dribbles the ball in and give the short pass to another striker or his long range shot will be missed. I can't beleive Lemonis played him for 90 minutes considering the Champions League game is on Wednesday. If Lemonis is smart he will put Kovacevic as a lone striker (he's going to be useless) but Mendrinos as an atacking midfielder. I am surprised no one has mentioned Mendrinos in their lineup suggestions? 4-5-1 should be the game plan, with Leonardo and Torosidis on the flanks we can score on the counter attacks easily, remember one goal and Chelsea will be fu--d mentally. I don't care that they won 4-0 against West Ham, English footbal is brutal when it comes to tactical defence. We've had a great and fantastic european campaign and that all against the odds. I think we can do it again, much more difficult though without the two (Galletti & Lua Lua) but there are a couple of guys hungry like us to show everyone they can and I hope they will. Whatever happens, we have acheived our goal and have nothing to lose.
  22. It's true Dude that an event like this can fire themselves up. The question is are they truly ready for Olympiakos after there fiasco with Avram Grant? How will they prepare themselves psychologically?
  23. I wouldn't put down any bet for our team. It's better for us to keep our money in our pockets and root for our team till the end, the outcome of this match is very unpredicable. Too tempting if you ask me. :hypocrite:
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