Fenerbahce Istanbul turned it up all the way defensively, and used a 15-0 run to come back from an 11-point fourth quarter deficit and edge the visiting Olympiacos Piraeus at Fenerbahce Ulker Sport Arena on Thursday. The win improved fourth-place Fenerbahce’s record to 15-8, while Olympiacos dropped to the third place with a 16-7 record, but the Reds also won the season tiebreaker against Fenerbahce due to their 9-point win earlier in the season. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a career-high 27 points along with 4 assists and 3 rebounds to lead the winners. Luigi Datome netted 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds, while Ekpe Udoh had 6 points, 6 rebounds and 5 blocks. Erick Green scored 11 of his 17 points in the first quarter for Olympiacos. Kostas Papanikolaou added 13 points plus 8 rebounds, while Georgios Printezis finished with 10 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.Olympiacos was firing on all cylinders to start the game with Printezis starting things with a three-pointer, before Green scored 11 points to give the visitors a 10-16 lead. The Reds scored on each of their first eight trips down the floor, but Fenerbahce collected 5 offensive rebounds and Dixon and Datome each hit a pair of triples as the hosts were quick to tie the score at 18-18. Bogdanovic’s three-point play that opened the second stanza gave Fenerbahce its first lead of the night, 25-22, as things changed and the hosts now allowed only one field goal in a span of almost five minutes to open a 34-28 advantage. With Bogdanovic scoring 10 points in the second quarter, Fenerbahce kept the lead and control, going into halftime in front 40-34. In the third quarter, Olympiacos took control behind its defense that allowed only two field goals in 10 minutes. Papanikolaou hit back-to-back threes to tie the game at 42-42, and Mantzaris hit from downtown to spark a 2-14 run, capped by a third three from Papanikolaou that made it 46-56 late in the third. Nikola Milutinov’s put-back dunk extended the margin to 47-58 at the start of the fourth, but Fenerbahce stepped it up with aggressive defense that held Olympiacos scoreless for seven minutes. Back-to-back three-pointers from Bogdanovic and Datome gave Fenerbahce a 64-60 edge and Bogdanovic drove by Lojeski to make it 67-62 with 1:13 to go. Printezis cut the difference to 3 points with 21 seconds left, but the hosts ran out the clock to celebrate a big win.Source: EuroleagueTweetPinShare0 Shares
Kolkata: The Election Commission (EC) has released merchandise with the catchline ‘Veni, Vidi, Vote’ — an improvisation on Julius Caesar’s “Veni, Vidi, Vici” — urging people to be a proud voter in the world’s biggest democratic exercise. “Veni, Vidi, Vici” is a Latin phrase which means “I came, I saw, I conquered”. Caesar had used these words in a letter to the Roman Senate after easily winning a war. “To spread awareness about voting, the Election Commission has sent some merchandise such as key chains and badges which will be distributed among voters before the elections,” Additional Chief Electoral Officer Sanjay Basu told reporters here on Friday. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe quirky merchandise, includes bags, coasters, mugs, caps and T-shirts with slogans like ‘Ready to vote, proud to be a voter’ and ‘Let’s get inked’. “We are also planning to use Bangla phrases in some of these items for West Bengal,” Basu said. Basu also informed about the awareness initiatives undertaken by District Electoral Officers across the state. ‘Somanubhuti Jatra’ (Journey of Equality) is a bus with election-related information moving around East Burdwan district. “This bus has been launched under Awareness on Wheels to answer the election-related queries and encourage people with disabilities to cast their vote,” he said.