Monday, January 20, 2014

Panathinaikos won Olympiacos for Greek League 14th day

Panathinaikos hosted and defeated Olympiacos for Greek Basket League 14th day. Olympiacos defeated Panathinaikos in OAKA in the previous season with 60-64 score and also won in the first round game in Piraeus. Panathinaikos starting five were Diamantidis, Ukić, Mačiulis, Gist and Lasme. Starting five for Olympiacos were Mantzaris, Spanoulis, Lojeski, Printezis and Dunston.The game started with three consecutive missed three pointers, two for Olympiacos and one for Panathinaikos. Then Giorgos Printezis scored four points. Panathinaikos scored after 3 minutes in the game with Stephane Lasme, Roko Leni Ukić equalized the score and Ramel Curry gave the lead to Panathinaikos for the first time with 7-4 score. Vasilis Spanoulis with his first three pointer gave the lead to Olympiaocs by 9-10 but Ramel Curry with his second three pointer replied. Panathinaikos had 3/6 three pointers, while Olympiacos only 1/8 in the first quarter. Ramel Curry had 10 points in the first quarter. Olympiacos started second quarter with a 5-0 run and equalized the score, 17-17. Panathinaikos scored 3 points in the first 7 minutes of the second quarter, but then scored 6 points in a row. First half finished with Panathinaikos ahead in score by two points, 27-25. Mat Lojeski finished first half with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Olympiacos' coach Bartzokas was charged with a technical foul after the half time, due to complaining at coaches' decisions. In the second half Dimitris Diamantidis was charged with his third foul and Olympiacos took the lead with 28-31. Stephane Lasme felt sick and remained in the bench for the third quarter. Panathinaikos with a 5-0 run took back the lead by two, 35-33. With another 5-0 run in the end of the third quarter Panathinaikos finished ahead by 4, 41-37. The two teams were nervous in the last minutes with 6 consecutive turnovers from both teams to keep the score in low levels. Dimitris Diamantidis scored his first three pointer of the game and gave his team ten points lead, 52-42, two minutes before the end. Panathinaikos won a tight game and secured the first place of the Greek Basket League normal season. Olympiacos had a poor 13% in three pointer and made three more turnovers than Panathinaikos, 19 vs 16. For Panathinaikos Ramel Curry was the top scorer with 12 points. Dimitris Diamantidis had 10 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds and 3 steals. James Gist and Antonis Fotsis had 6 rebounds each. For Olympiacos Matt Lojeski scored 10 points and had 8 rebounds, with Bryant Dunston having 8 points and 8 rebounds. Vasilis Spanoulis had 3 points with 1/8 three pointers and 0/2 two pointers.
Quarters' scores: 17-12, 27-25, 41-37, 58-48.

Panathinaikos: Bramos 9, Curry 12, Batiste, Fotsis 6, Ukić 2, Lasme 4, Mavrokefalidis 2, Diamantidis 10, Gist 10, Pappas, Giankovits, Mačiulis 3.
Olympiacos: Moon, Dunston 8, Spanoulis 3, Perperoglou 4, Sloukas 4, Collins 2, Simmons 3, Lojeski 10, Printezis 8, Mantzaris 6, Kavvadas, Katsivelis.

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