Date: October 22, 2012 The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of undefeated Panathinaikos (1-1) in Athens on Monday night. Hosts were defeated by Olympiacos (2-0) 64-60. It was a key game for the top position in the league as both teams had the same 1-0 record before this meeting. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Panathinaikos won third quarter 17-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. International guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: Beo Basket) scored 19 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international forward Stratos Perperoglou (203-84) chipped in 12 points during the contest. The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) responded with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and Gabonese forward Stephane Lasme (203-82, college: Massachusetts) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Panionios and Kolossos. Panathinaikos at the other side keeps the fourth place with one game lost. They share the position with 7 other teams. Olympiacos is looking forward to face Ikaros (#11) in Kalitheas in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Panathinaikos will play at home against AGOR (#6) in Rethymno and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Olympiacos: V.Spanoulis 19+3reb+5ast, S.Perperoglou 12+2reb+1ast, K.Papanikolaou 9+4reb, G.Printezis 6+2reb+1ast, E.Mantzaris 5+2reb, A.Law 5+1reb+3ast Panathinaikos: D.Diamantidis 19+5reb+4ast, R.Ukic 10+2reb, K.Tsartsaris 10+4reb, S.Lasme 7+7reb, J.Maciulis 6+3reb, S.Schortsanitis 6+2reb+2ast
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