With Mustafa Fal having an excellent day and achieving a triple-double, Olympiacos left Thessaloniki with the victory, defeating PAOK 77-63 in the 5th game of the Basket League.
With McNeese leaving the first minute of the match for the dressing room, PAOK’s mission became directly more difficult, since he was deprived of a very important tool. The visitors took advantage of his absence to take the lead, but the “Northern Doubleheader” cut it to 16-17 at the end of the first quarter.
PAOK found a rhythm and took the lead 19-17. Fal responded for the “red and whites” and made it 25-33. The half ended 28-37.
In the second half, the hosts tried to reduce the difference, but the French center of Olympiakos did not allow it, being excellent in defense and attack. The “red and white” reached a difference of 12 points.
The “Two-Headed of the North” did not manage to turn the tide against them and Olympiacos increased the difference more and more, with the game ending 63-77 and Mustafa Fal reaching the triple-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists
The quarters: 16-17, 28-37, 41-53, 63-77