Thursday, October 17, 2013

Panathinaikos lost by Lietuvos Rytas at Euroleague day one

Lietuvos Rytas hosted and defeated Panathinaioks in Vilnius, Lithuania for the first day of Euroleague 2013-2014. Two players of Lietuvos Rytas have previously played for Panathinaikos, Andreas Glyniadakis and Milenko Tepić. Mike Bramos stayed back in Athens. Lietuvos was the last team to participate in Euroleague after qualification games and during preparation won Aris. Gist scored the first points for Panathinaikos and was the main scored for his team in the first quarter. Lietuvos led the score by scoring three points and free throws and created a difference of six points 17-11. Panathinaikos than ran a 8-0 score with Ukić and Mavrokefalidis. The Greek center had a good first quarter in offense and defense. Panathinaikos low accuracy in three points and Lietuvos Rytas just one turnover were the stat highlights of the quarter. Mike Batiste reached 10 points, Ukić 4 assists while Omar Cook had 8 points and 4 assists in the first half. The third quarter started from zero. Panathinaikos didn't improve its accuracy and turnovers so Lietuvos Rytas gained a small difference of 4 points in the first five minutes of the third quarter but Panathinaikos managed to finish the quarter leading the score. Dimitris Diamantidis had 1/7 three points shots, 0/2 free throws but on the other hand he served 7 assists and scored 4 points in the last 20 seconds, leading the game to extra time. Andreas Glyniadakis made 3 fouls and 1 block in seven minutes but didn't score. Seibutis had a weird game with 4/4 three points shots and 2/7 two points shots. In the extra time Panathinaikos ran a quick 4-0 with Mačiulis and Ukić. But then Lietuvos Rytas ran a 6-0 with Babrauskas scoring 5 points and Darius Songaila scoring one free throw but missing three in a row. 21 seconds before the end Gist with a dunk made the score 82-83. Renaldas Seibutis scored 5.5 seconds before the end and the score changed to 84-83. Argyris Pedoulakis called a time out for Panathinaikos' last offense of 5 seconds. Ukić missed a three points shot and the ball was out for Panathinaikos at 0.4 seconds. Mike Batiste lost the last shot and Panathinaikos lost the game by 84-83.
Quarters' scores: 25-25, 42-42, 59-60, 74-74. Extra time: 84-83

Panathinaikos: Curry 12, Batiste 12, Fotsis 3, Ukić 8, Lasme 4, Mavrokefalidis 10, Diamantidis 6,
Gist 10, Pappas 5, Giankovits, Mačiulis 13.
Lietuvos Rytas: Tepić 6, Babrauskas 10, Palacios 12, Seibutis 19, Glyniadakis, Gecevicius 7,
Orelik, Lideka, Cook 10, Bendzius, Songaila 13, Jelovac 7

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