FC Barcelona edges Olympiacos Piraeus in overtime thriller after tying the score at 67 with 33 seconds remaining at the end of the regulations. Pierre Oriole scored scored both his free throws with 7 seconds on the game clock giving the final lead to Barcelona before Kostas Sloukas missed the final jumper to win it.
Nikola Mitotic drained 22 points for the winners, Cory Higgins added 11 and Brandon Davies 10. The guests had five players scoring in double figure led by 14 points of Kostas Sloukas, while Sasha Vezenkov and Tyler Dorsey had 12 apiece. Barcelona stays perfect with 3-0 record, while Olympiacos suffered its first defeat of the season dropping to 2-1 record.
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