Olympiakos Beats Neptunas, 89-79

first_imgPIRAEUS – Greek power Olympiakos got its seventh win in eight Euroleague basketball games with an 89-79 win over the Lithuanian champion Neptunas Klaipeda.The two teams are stalwarts in their countries and put on a display of running and gunning and firing away, with the Greek side leading 47-36 at the half and keeping the Lithuanian team at bay in the second half.Brent Petway scored 20 points to lead the winners while Vassilis Spanoulis scored 13, collected five rebounds, had nine assists and drew nine fouls from frustrated defenders.The result means that Olympiakos will finish in the top two of its group and will probably avoid playing its Greek arch-enemy Panathiniakos in the next group stage of tourney play. A win over Red Star Belgrade at home next week will seal the top spot for Olympiakos.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more