Olympiakos beats Panathinaikos and wins the greek cup in season 2009-2010.........................................................................................................................Guard Milos Teodosic scored 22 points to help Olympiakos beat defending European champion Panathinaikos 68-64 to win the Greek Cup on Saturday.
Former NBA forward Linas Kleiza added 12 points for Olympiakos. Guard Dimitris Diamantidis and center Nikola Pekovic led Panathinaikos with 12 points each.
"We finally did it. I am really excited. We got two more (titles) to go, but I am happy," Olympiakos forward Josh Childress said, after he was limited to 7 points on 2-for-10 shooting.
Olympiakos is after Panathinaikos' domestic and European titles and, at least in the European competition which is down to the final 16, seems to have a better chance than its rival.
It was the first title for Olympiakos since it won the cup in 2002. Panathinaikos has dominated its main rival in recent years, winning six of the last seven cups and 11 of the last 12 league titles along with four European championships since 2000.
In a defensive-minded game, Olympiakos took a 37-31 lead at halftime thanks to second chances from offensive rebounds. Defenses tightened even more in the second half with Olympiakos leading throughout.
Two consecutive three-pointers by Teodosic and Kleiza opened a 61-50 gap with just over three minutes to go. Panathinaikos tried a last-gasp comeback, coming within 66-64 when Diamantidis banked a three-pointer with 5.1 seconds to go. But Teodosic, who was fouled immediately afterward, calmly sank both free throws for the final score.
Fear of violence led authorities to issue just 860 tickets to each team's fans, who were seated on opposite sides of the 8,000-seat Hellinikon Arena, which can expand to 14,500, and with dozens of riot police poised to intervene. In league games, visiting fans are not allowed to prevent violent incidents.