After a bad start in the Greek league, Peristeri Athens made a wrong step in the opener of the Basketball Champions League. Nobody expected such a tough loss at Le Mans, who destroyed the visitors. In the 3rd stanza, it looked like the Greek side could reduce the margin and be back a bit in the game, avoiding a disaster, but again they melted like ice cream in the last quarter. The final result is unbelievable: 96-68, an almost 30-point deficit for the Spanoulis’ squad.
It seems that Peristeri Bwin Athens consumed all their bullets during the weekend, in the domestic league where they were close to winning over Panathinaikos. Peristeri led the whole game and then they lost dramatically in the last minute. That effort made Peristeri so tired they collapsed a couple of days later in France.
The game in France has to be soon forgotten because Peristeri need wins in the Greek league, facing Paok away in the next round. It will be an interesting game between two of the teams that are representing Greece in the BCL The advantage for Peristeri could be another day of rest because PAOK is playing only today at Galatasaray.
It is a crucial moment for Spanoulis and I am sure Peristeri can be better than what they showed us till now. In order to do this, they have to improve their offensive side because you cannot win by scoring every night less than 70 points.
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