Give us four more games of this, please. Olympiacos ran out to a 23-8 early lead and it looked like Zalgiris Kaunas – in their first playoff series since 2001 – maybe had the jitters. Nope. A see-saw game with crazy chasedown blocks, vintage Spanoulis bombs, wild shots falling and not one but many comebacks and go-aheads, eventually saw Sarunas Jasikevicius’ team come up with an instant classic OT victory on the road. As Yannis Psarakis points out, the last three teams to do this in a Game One all won the title…. #justsayin
Catch up with our Game One Reaction pod to the CSKA vs Khimki and Panathinaikos vs Real Madrid series here. Fenerbahçe and Baskonia, we see you, and we’ll catch up after Game Two. And finally…. stop: Hammer Time.