Saturday, October 26, 2013

Panathinaikos defeats Laboral Kutxa in Nicosia for Euroleague second day

Panathinaikos hosted and defeated Laboral Kutxa in Nicosia, Cyprus for Euroleague second day. The game was sold out since Cypriot fans were able to watch a Euroleague game for the first time in Nicosia. Panathinaikos lost in first day from Lietuvos Rytas and was looking for its first victory. Roko Leni Ukić had debuted in Euroleague with Laboral Vitoria in 2005-2006. Ukić, Diamantidis, Mačiulis, Gist and Lasme were the starting five for Panathinaikos. First quarter started with one three pointer and two steals from Jonas Mačiulis. Panathinaikos had 8/18 three pointers in the first 13 minutes, great offensive game. First half ended with score 50-35. Panathinaikos had 8/13 two pointers, 10/22 three pointers and 16 assists. The game continue with massive Panathinaikos in offense which Laboral Kutxa couldn't follow. Panathinaikos finished the game with some records. 31 assists in one game equalized Euroleague record which holds Maccabi Tel Aviv since 2003-2004. Also Panathinaikos equalized the second more successful three pointers with 18 in one game. Mike Bramos finished the game with 7/11 three pointers. Laboral Kutxa played with 8 players which was a great disadvantage.
Quarters' scores: 26-16, 50-35, 77-56, 95-74.

Panathinaikos: Bramos 21, Curry 15, Batiste 5, Fotsis 8, Ukić 6, Lasme 9, Mavrokefalidis 2, 
Diamantidis 9, Gist 8, Pappas, Giankovits 3, Mačiulis 9.
Laboral Kutxa: Nocioni 23, Van Oostrum 1, Diop, Hodge 15, Pleiss 10, Heurtel 5, Jelinek 17, Causer 3.

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