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Thread: EL playoff quarter-finals 2: Montepaschi Siena vs Olympiacos

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    Default EL playoff quarter-finals 2: Montepaschi Siena vs Olympiacos

    Will Olympiacos be able to repeat the F4 appearence of 2010?
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    Siena all the way.
    For me with such roster and playing like that all period they go direct to the final.
    Barca has nothing to do with previous seasons team
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    Unlike last year, Siena is a clear favourite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joško Poljak Fan View Post
    Unlike last year, Siena is a clear favourite.
    That's why Olympiacos will advance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turkish Airlines Euroleague View Post
    That's why Olympiacos will advance...
    Yeah, there can be some hidden reserve for Olympiacos in Siena's possible underestimation of them but still I think that Siena is a clear favourite. And it's a reality not only because of bigger budgets, more famed names and overall results stability in this season but also because of Siena plays much more team-oriented and well-organized bball than this year's Oly, for whom a place in QF can already be seen as some sort of success.

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    Italian Mafia killed Spanoulis with his invisible 5th foul (and 1st, and 2nd, and 3rd, etc). Nice work lads...

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    It seems Olympiacos made it tonight. I am happy if they make it to F4.

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    my wet dreams
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    it seems we keep having the best derby in Europe with such teams
    if OLY manage to surpass Siena will be a big success with such young and unexperienced roster
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    This is olympiacos!!!!
    Against all odds,against refs,we win!!!!
    Today is a glory day!!!!

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    Epic game. One of the best of this season.
    Congrats Oly.You won not only Siena but also a Siena-friendly refereeing.
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    Finally a playoff game

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    Impressive effort by Olympiacos, especially Printezis and Law for their efforts in the clutch. Ivkovic came up with a grandmaster strategy in order to isolate and limit Bo, whose strenght never was to get his teammates involved. The Reds' quick bigs were obviously capital to reach that goal. And all that in spite of Andersen looking better than Garnett and the refs clearly favoring the hosts. Hats off and I can not wait for the rest...

    ps. Siena still are favorites in the series, but whoever expected them to advance easily was mistaken.

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    Most of us have been guilty of underestimating Oly this season. That said, this is only game 1 etc etc

    But how well has Printezis been playing since he returned to Piraeus? Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz View Post
    Most of us have been guilty of underestimating Oly this season. That said, this is only game 1 etc etc

    But how well has Printezis been playing since he returned to Piraeus? Amazing.
    I am wonder how they feel at malaga now.Printezis plays terrific from thefirst day in reds.while at malaga was a complete failure
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    Looks like it's going to be a five game series. Olympiacos has a chance to finish it sooner, but judging by this refereeing I am not sure they will get a chance.

    Only very few teams manage to beat Siena in its home court. You need character to do that.
    This is great for the youngsters. BTW Printezis has to be selected for the National Team. He's been a threat for other team the whole season.
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    OLY had a decent team but the release of two mediocre players and the signing of another spanish failure...Dorsey changed the team to better.Anyway the serie have more episodes yet
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    Printezis, Acie Law, Joey Dorsey, Kyle Hines, amazing performance! Congrats to Ivkovic and his boys!!! 0-1!!!

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    Printezis' motivation after the Malaga failure was sky high. His increased responsabilities within a rebuilding team offered him the ideal circumstances to rebound and come back big. He clearly worked on his game and especially his shot, which he never was affraid to take anyway (remember the 2009 Eurobasket QF against Turkey...). He never was nor will he ever become a star. But he clearly is one of those very good (role) players who often make the difference at the highest level, just like tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CG View Post
    OLY had a decent team but the release of two mediocre players and the signing of another spanish failure...Dorsey changed the team to better.Anyway the serie have more episodes yet
    I wonder if Ivkovic signed the college guys knowing he would be in a strong bargaining position with the owners to get a couple of more experienced and expensive replacements if Oly made the top 16...

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    I dont think so
    Judging from ivcovic past and if i remember correctly most of the times he picks wrong foreign players for the role he want to play.anyway signing someone during winter is like lottery pick.especially if you have a high level el team and demands that follow.dorsey is good not because he has the talent ,because he does not,but because he makes tone things for his team especially in defence where OLY had a big hole with the old ship papadopoulos and short hines.he suits very well in oly.
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