Monday, October 28, 2013

Panathinaikos defeated Aries Trikala for the third day of Greek Basketball League

Aries Trikala hosted Panathinaikos for the third day of the Greek Basketball League. Aries Trikala haven't any victory in the first two games and as coach Flevarakis said could only gain experiences from this match. Starting five for Aries Trikala were Granger, Mutakabbir, Perunicic, Kommatas and Deligiannis. Starting five for Panathinaikos were Pappas, Diamantidis, Mačiulis, Gist and Mavrokefalidis. Granger opened the score with a two pointer but Diamantidis scored a three pointer and Panathinaikos took the lead. Panathinaikos had 2/2 free throws, 2/2 two pointer and 2/2 three pointer in the first three minutes where the score were 3-13 and before Gist missing the first shot for Panathinaikos. James Gist had 4 steals in the first 5 minutes and Jeremy Granger 3 turnovers and 1 unsportsmanlike foul. Trikala scored 3 three pointers but Panathinaikos finished the first quarter ahead by 17, 12-29. Stephane Lasme was flawless in the first quarter. The second quarter started with a goal-foul from Georgakis and two three pointers from Matalon, so the difference dropped to 8, 21-29. Gist scored the first points for Panathinaikos 4 minutes after second quarter started. Two three pointers from Panathinaikos and the difference was back to 16, 21-37. Trikala improved in the second quarter and the half time finished with 11 points difference. Panathinaikos tightened its defense in the third quarter and the difference flew up to 39 points, 30-69. In the last two minutes Trikala scored 7 points in a row and the third quarter finished with 42-73. Trikala scored 3 three pointers in the final minute and the difference stopped at 20 points, final score 68-88. Argyris Pedoulakis gave time to Charalampopoulos, Shang Ping. Jeremy Granger and Nestoras Kommatos were the best players for Trikala, with Matalon adding 9 points from three pointers. For Panathinaikos all players available played, only Mavrokefalidis and Ping didn't score but four players finished the game with more than 10 points. Vlantimir Giankovits finished the game with double double, 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Quarters' scores: 12-29, 26-47, 42-73, 68-88.

Aries Trikala: Perunicic, Ewing 2, Giannakidis 5, Petrovic 5, Kommatos 9, Granger 23, Deligiannis 1, Matalon 11, Fountas, Nikolopoulos, Georgakis 3, Mutakabbir 9.
Panathinaikos: Charalampopoulos 3, Bramos 7, Curry 14, Fotsis 5, Lasme 10, Mavrokefalidis, Diamantidis 3, Gist 7, Pappas 15, Giankovits 17, Ping, Mačiulis 7.

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