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Olympiacos beat Fenerbahce Beko 72-71 to lead series 2-1 in EuroLeague

Olympiacos defeated Fenerbahce Beko 72-71 to lead the series 2-1 as Kostas Sloukas buried a game-winning 3-pointer in Game 3 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs Wednesday. 

Sloukas, 33, was the highest scorer of the playoff with 25 points and six assists at Ulker Sports and Event Hall.

Sasha Vezenkov produced 17 points, while Tarik Black finished with nine points for the Greek basketball club.

Three Fenerbahce Beko players finished with double-digit points.

Tyler Dorsey scored 21 points, while Tonye Jekiri produced 15 and Nick Calathes played with 10 points.

Game 4 will be held at Ulker Sports and Event Hall on Friday.

Barcelona beat Zalgiris Kaunas 77-66 at Zalgirio Arena for a 3-0 series lead earlier Wednesday. With this victory, Barca became the first qualifier to the 2023 Final Four.

The Spanish basketball club will return to the same court to face the winner of the Real Madrid-Partizan series in the semifinals on Friday.

The 2023 Final Four will take place in Kaunas, Lithuania from May 19-21. Zalgirio Arena will host the four best sides, who will play in the semifinals on Friday, May 19.

The third-place and championship games will be on Sunday, May 21.

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