Olympiacos claims the Greek Cup for 2nd straight time – Domestic Cups recap

Olympiacos made a stellar performance on both ends and crushed Peristeri in the Final of the Greek Cup to claim the trophy (57-85).

The “Reds” were unstoppable from the opening tip and led by more than 30 points in the first half to cruise to the victory and win back-to-back Greek Cups.

Alec Peters erupted for a season-high 26 points, on 8/11 from beyond the arc, while Sasha Vezenkov added 20 for the winners.

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Unicaja Malaga completed an impressive trip to Badalona and claimed the Copa Del Rey for the second time in club history, after its victory over Tenerife (83-80).

Tenerife was in control until late in third (47-56), but Malaga turned things around and tied the game at 60, behind a 13-4 run. Malaga entered the final minute of the Final up by six (80-74) and never looked back.

Tyson Carter with 17 points, all scored in the second half, was the MVP of the game, while Tyler Kalinoski added 14 points and nine rebounds. On the contrary, Marcelo Huertas was terrific for Tenerife with 21 points and 10 assists.

In France, ASVEL Villeurbanne rallied past Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse in St. Etienne (74-83) and earned the French Leaders Cup.

A 2-18 run in the second quarter was key for ASVEL, which led by 20 at halftime (25-45) and 17 after three quarters (47-64) to win the game and the trophy. Nando De Colo had a team-high 20 points for the winners.

Bayern Munich defeated tournament host Oldenburg in the Final (78-90) and claimed the German Cup for the fourth time in club history and second in the last three years.

The Bavarians led from start to finish and had no problem to earn the victory, despite Oldenburg’s multiple comeback attempts.

Corey Walden and Vladimir Lucic led four Bayern players in scoring with 18 points each, while Dewayne Russell paced Oldenburg with 28 points and 5 assists and Trey Drechsel posted 21 points and 8 rebounds.

Zalgiris Kaunas survived a late thriller over Jonava (77-81) and claimed the King Mindaugas Cup for a fourth time in a row.

Zalgiris had the lead for the majority of the game, but Jovana came back multiple times and made it 74-76 in the penultimate minute. Yet, Edgaras Ulanovas and Roland Smits scored from the free-throw line in crunch time and sealed the deal for Zalgiris.

Brescia stunned Virtus Bologna in the Final of the Italian Cup (76-84) and claimed the trophy for the first time in club history.

Brescia led by 10 at halftime (30-40) and extended its lead to 17 in the third quarter (42-59). Virtus, though, came back and cut the deficit to just one (71-72) with less than four minutes to go.

Virtus, though, didn’t score on its next four possessions and Amedeo Della Valle helped Brescia stand tall and win the game and the Italian Cup.

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