Euroleague Quarter-FinalsGreek giants Olympiakos pulled out the surprise with a win against favourites CSKA Moscow in the Game 1 of Euroleague quarter-finals. Lynn Greer made a buzzer beater to take his team ahead 1-0 in a best of 3 series. Greer had 19 points that night. The loss puts CSKA in a difficult situation because now they must win in Athens in order to take the series to the 3rd game in Moscow.

We already saw two favourites (Panathinaikos and Real Madrid) losing in Top 16. CSKA could be added to this list if they lose on Thursday.

CSKA Moscow 74-76 Olympiakos

CSKA: Matjaz Smodis 21, David Andersen 15, Ramunas Siskauskas 12, Trajan Langdon 10, Nikos Zisis 7, Theodoros Papaloukas 6, Viktor Khryapa 3.
Olympiakos: Qyntel Woods 20, Lynn Greer 19, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos 14, Roderick Blakney 10, Ioannis Bourousis 9, Jake Tsakalidis 2, Milos Teodosic 2.


Italian champions Montepaschi defeated visiting Fenerbahce in Siena. Ksistof Lavrinovic led the hosts with 16 points. Meanwhile Fnerbahce's main weapon Willie Solomon played only 22 minutes and scored 11 points.

Montepaschi 73-66 Fenerbahce

Montepaschi: Ksistof Lavrinovic 16, Bootsy Thornton 14, Terrell McIntyre 12, Shaun Stonerook 7, Marco Carraretto 6, Vlado Ilievski 5, Romain Sato 5, Benjamin Eze 4, Hector Romero.
Fenerbahce: Semih Erden 12, Tarence Kinsey 12, Willie Solomon 11, Damir Kaan (Mrsic) 11, Gasper Vidmar 7, Emir Preldzic 7, Omer Asik 4, Omer Onan 2.


Partizan didn't make another surprise and had to accept the defeat against TAU Ceramica. Zoran Planinic had 18 points for the Spaniards. Partizan must now expect success in Pionir on Thursday.

TAU Ceramica 74-66 Partizan

TAU Ceramica: Zoran Planinic 18, Igor Rakocevic 15, Will McDonald 8, Tiago Splitter 8, Pablo Prigioni 7, Sergi Vidal 7, James Singleton 7, Pete Mickeal 4.
Partizan: Dusan Kecman 13, Nikola Pekovic 12, Milt Palacio 10, Novica Velickovic 10, Milenko Tepic 9, Uros Tripkovic 8, Slavko Vranes 4.


Maccabi was the third home team to win at home in the first game of the quarter-finals. Israeli champions defeated Barcelona in a close game in Tel-Aviv in front of 11000 spectators in Nokia Arena.

Maccabi 81-75 Barcelona

Maccabi: Esteban Batista 15, Terence Morris 14, Nikola Vujcic 12, Will Bynum 11, Yotam Halperin 11, David Bluthenthal 6, Omri Casspi 5, Derrick Sharp 4, Alex Garcia 3.
Barcelona: Ersan Ilyasova 21, Gianluca Basile 17, Mario Kasun 12, Jaka Lakovic 6, Roger Grimau 6, Denis Marconato 4, Alex Acker 4, Gary Neal 3, Fran Vazquez 2.

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