Dwayne Bacon misses a potential game-winner against Olympiacos

2022-12-05 19:26

Dwayne Bacon made an incredible three-pointer with just under five seconds to go but missed the potential game-winner with a second left on the game clock after Alec Peters made just one free throw.

Credit: Vangelis Stolis
Credit Vangelis Stolis

Dwayne Bacon made a crazy three-pointer at the end of the game but his last-second potential game-winner was not good, gifting Olympiacos Piraeus a 68-66 (24-14, 11-24, 14-10, 19-18) victory over Panathinaikos Athens.

With Olympiacos leading by a single point with over two minutes left (57-56), Kostas Sloukas hit a tough pull-up three-pointer to push the lead to four. Then, Moustapha Fall converted an easy pick-and-roll layup to increase the advantage to five (62-57).

After Dwayne Bacon's two-point answer, Fall received the ball in the paint against Georgios Papagiannis and overcame the Greek giant, scoring an and-one. However, Panathinaikos didn't back down and reduced the deficit to just two after Paris Lee took the ball away from Sloukas in the middle of the court.

Free throws this season

Points made: 15,7
Accuracy: 71,8%
Place in standings: 3
Record max: 23
Record min: 11
Most made FTs: Dwayne Bacon

Sasha Vezenkov converted two free throws, pushing the lead to four. Then, Bacon hit a circus triple with just under five seconds left, leaving Olympiacos with a lead of just a single point.

Alec Peters was almost immediately fouled and made just the second free throw, leaving Panathinaikos with a chance to either tie the game and send it to overtime or win it right away. Dwayne Bacon received the ball and dribbled it past two Olympiacos defenders but his one-legged three-pointer was no good, and Olympiacos survived.

Dwayne Bacon's potential game-winner:

Sasha Vezenkov led the home team with 22 points on 6-for-14 shooting, 7 rebounds, and 4 steals. Moustapha Fall added 17 points and 9 rebounds.

Dwayne Bacon was the top scorer on the Panathinaikos team with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists.

With this win, it marks the 33rd win in a row in the Greek League for Olympiacos. Their last loss came only last year on November 22nd against Panathinaikos.

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