Anadolu Efes loses nail-biter to Olympiakos in Euroleague playoffs

Anadolu Efes loses nail-biter to Olympiakos in Euroleague playoffs

Anadolu Efes fell just short in their effort to knock off defending Euroleague champions Olympiakos in the first game of their best-of-five playoff series in Piraeus, dropping a 67-62 decision to the Greek giants.

Efes, which finished the Top 16 round with a 9-5 record – just like Olympiakos – but ceded home-court advantage to the Greeks on the basis of a poorer ranking in the last round, pressed the Greeks hard but were ultimately undone by poor shooting from outside the arc, scoring just one of 19 three-point attempts.