Olympiacos ends the perfect record of CSKA Moscow

Brandon Paul Olympiacos
Photo: EuroLeague Basketball

Olympiacos made a great offensive performance and stunned CSKA Moscow on the road (79-84), ending the Russians’ perfect record.

The Muscovites made a great start (29-18), yet the “Reds” turned things around and closed the first half in front by four (39-43), thanks to a 10-25 run.

Later, Olympiacos took over and retained the lead (42-49, 53-56, 62-68), earning an impressive win over the defending champions, despite CSKA’s late attempt to “steal” the win (66-68, 69-76).

Brandon Paul led the winners with 20 points, whereas Mike James had a game-high 22 points for the losing squad.

Olympiacos, who won in Moscow for the first time since 2008, improved to 2-3. For their part, CSKA Moscow dropped to 4-1.