Friday, November 1, 2013

Panathinaikos defeated Crvena Zvezda for Euroleague third day

Crvena Zvezda (Red Star) hosted Panathinaikos in Hala Pionir, Belgrade for the third day of Euroleague. The captain of Panathinaikos Dimitris Diamantidis played his 199th game in Euroleague. Mike Batiste started the game with 8 points and 4/4 shots in a row. Red Star took the lead with 16-13 after a three pointer from Jenkins and a dunk from Blažič. Curry made a foul in the half court 1 second before the end and Schild scored 3 throws, so first quarter finished with 26-22. First quarter finished with Batiste and Jenkins having 8 points each. Second quarter started with Red Start broadening the difference to 6, 28-22 but Diamantidis replied with a three pointer. Red Star was leading the score but had problems with fouls, Lazić and Katić already had 3 fouls in the second quarter. Panathinaikos had defensive problems and Diamantidis many missed three pointers. Red Start finished first half leading by 15, 48-33. Nikos Pappas did a great job in the third quarter. In the second half Panathinaikos made a 12-0 run and lowered the difference to 3 points. Red Star didn't score for 5 minutes in the third quarter. After these 5 minutes Red Star scored and the difference returned back to 8 points. Diamantidis and Curry were not good in offense. Fourth quarter started with Red Star leading by 14, 62-48, and Panathinaikos not having ways to score. Nikos Pappas was playing alone and with his goal-foul Panathinaikos took the lead after first quarter with 67-69. Diamantidis didn't score in the last offense and the game went to extra time. Gist for Panathinaikos and Radenović, Katić for Red Star were fouled out in normal time. Panathinaikos started extra time with two three pointers from Mačiulis and Bramos. Stephane Lasme was then fouled out. The game went point to point till the end but Panathinaikos kept the difference. Mačiulis lost a shot but took the rebound and scored a crucial two pointer. Mitrović lost two free throws and Panathinaikos won by 4, 86-90.
Quarters' scores:  26-22, 48-33, 56-48, 74-74.
Extra time: 86-90

Crvena zvezda: Cvetković, Mitrović 2, Lazić, Blažič 14, Simonović 7, Marjanović 4, Radenović 10, Katić 12, Ristić, Nelson 1, Jenkins 17, Schilb 19.
Panathinaikos: Bramos 9, Curry, Batiste 13, Fotsis, Ukić, Lasme 7, Mavrokefalidis 7, Diamantidis 12, Gist 2, Pappas 26, Giankovits, Mačiulis 14.

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