Olympiakos Edges Closer to Basket League Title with Second Consecutive Win Over Panathinaikos

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Olympiakos triumphed over Panathinaikos for the second time in 48 hours, securing a crucial victory in Piraeus on Friday night, and now stands just one win away from clinching the Basket League title. The Reds emerged victorious with a score of 92-86 in a high-scoring affair for the best-of-five championship series, giving them a 2-0 lead over the Euroleague champions.

Panathinaikos held the upper hand for most of the first half, which concluded with them leading 39-38, having established an advantage of up to eight points at 36-28.

The third quarter saw Olympiakos seize control, spurred on by 14,000 cheering fans at the Peace and Friendship Stadium. The Reds overturned the deficit to lead by 14 points at 60-46. Although, much like their previous encounter at home, Panathinaikos mounted a comeback in the final minutes, Olympiakos held firm to win Game 2 by six points.

A notable incident was the ejection of Panathinaikos coach Ergin Ataman who received two technical fouls, mirroring his experience in Game 1 of the series.

For Olympiakos, Nigel Williams-Goss scored 19 points, and Nikola Milutinov contributed 17 points along with nine rebounds. However, the game's top scorer was Panathinaikos' Mathias Lessort, who tallied 21 points.

Game 3 is scheduled for Monday at the Olympic Sports Hall.

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