Credit: Olympiacos BC
Credit Olympiacos BC

In contrast to what had happened 48 hours earlier, Olympiacos Piraeus showed the energy and the will to not allow Peristeri any room for upset. The Reds had an easy evening in Game 2 that took place in Western Athens, getting a blowout win by 92-57 (29-13, 22-9, 23-14, 18-21) and punching their ticket for the Greek playoff semifinals, where they will be facing Promitheas Patras in a best-of-five series. 

Points this season

Points made: 80,0
Accuracy: 48,3%
Place in standings: 5
Record max: 101
Record min: 67
Best scorer: Aleksandr Vezenkov

The first game is scheduled for next Monday, May 30, in Piraeus.

Once again, Sasha Vezenkov was the Reds' first scorer with 15 points. The Bulgarian forward also grabbed 11 rebounds in another double-double, while Tyler Dorsey and Kostas Sloukas followed with 13 and 10 points respectively. 

For Peristeri, Tomas Gielo and Dimitris Moraitis scored 13 and 11 points apiece. 

The outing was largely decided in the first half. 

The team coached by Giorgos Bartzokas gradually built a big lead, which surpassed the 20-point mark (38-15) after 13 minutes. The two teams displayed a huge disparity in their shooting percentages from distance, as Peristeri started with 1/9 and Olympiacos had gone 8/14 in the first 17 minutes. 

Coach Milan Tomic used his second rotation upon watching his former team dominate in every aspect of the game. The hosts' evident lack of size (Polish forward Tomas Gielo played at center) took a heavy toll on their efforts to put on a competitive showing. 

The margin came up to 41 points (77-36) at the beginning of the fourth quarter and only when Olympiacos laid back did the hosts manage to get past 50 points. 

Peristeri: Tomas Gielo 13 (4/7 FG, 2/2 FT), Dimitris Moraitis 11 (3 REB, 6 AST, 4 TO, 2 ST), Steven Gray 8, Chad Brown 7. 

Olympiacos Piraeus: Sasha Vezenkov 15 (5/10 FG, 4/4 FT, 11 REB), Tyler Dorsey 13 (4/9 FG, 3/4 FT), Kostas Sloukas 10 (3 REB, 7 AST), Hassan Martin 9, Thomas Walkup 9 (4 AST).

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