CSKA beats Olympiacos in epic Clyburn-Dorsey duel

By Eurohoops team / [email protected]

Both Will Clyburn and Tyler Dorsey put on some fantastic performances on the floor for CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos Piraeus respectively but only one could celebrate at the end.

It was Clyburn and CSKA that defeated Olympiacos and got its fourth EuroLeague win in a row despite the absences of Nikola Milutinov and Tornike Shengelia. The American forward and former Final Four MVP finished with a season-high 29 points, dropping 11 of them in the last six minutes to lead his team to victory.

Dorsey registered a new career-high 32 points on 7-10 3-pointers. He had 14 points in the first quarter when Olympiacos went up even by 12 and finished the period with a 20 – 25. He spent the entire second quarter at the bench and came back after the break.

CSKA dominated in the second period to close halftime with a 48 – 38 advantage and stayed at the driver’s seat for the rest of the game. The Russian side led by as many as 17 points in the third period before Olympiacos made a 0 – 14 run to cut the deficit to three, 66 – 63, at the beginning of the final quarter.

Iffe Lundberg and Alexey Shved gave CSKA a new double-digit pillow. Olympiacos tried to make another comeback but the Reds’ defense didn’t have an answer for Clyburn’s aggressive play.

Dorsey scored for 86 – 82 with 22 seconds to play only for Joel Bolomboy to score a quick basket on the other end, sealing the game’s outcome.

Joel Bolomboy finished with 16 points and five rebounds and was instrumental for CSKA in the second period. Lundberg scored11 16 points.

Livio Jean-Charles had 11 points and six rebounds for Olympiacos.

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