Thursday, March 20, 2014

Panathinaikos beat Fenerbahçe Ülker for Euroleague TOP 16

Panathinaikos hosted and defeated Fenerbahçe Ülker for Euroleague TOP 16. This was the first game that Obradović played in OAKA Athens as coach of the opponent team, after he left Panathinaikos. Fenerbahçe Ülker won the first game in Istanbul by five points, 77-72, and has also won Olympiacos for the TOP 16  Fenerbahçe started better the game and was leading the score 12-19 in the first quarter, that finished with score 16-19. Panathinaikos balanced the game in the second quarter and the leading of score was changing sides. Half time finished with Panathinaikos leading the score by 4 points, 41-37, with a goal foul scored by Dimitris Diamantidis. Panathinaikos collected 6 more rebounds in the first half but also made 3 more turnovers. In the fist half Zach Wright had 10 points and Mike Batiste 5 rebounds. In the second half Fenerbahçe made a 6-0 run since Panathinaikos didn't score in the first 3 minutes and 20 seconds. Dimitris Diamantidis with a three pointer scored for Panathinaikos and took back the lead in score. Mike Bramos with another three pointer made the score 50-45. Bramos had 4/4 three pointers and 1/1 field goals up to that point. With six consecutive points by Antonis Fotsis Panathinaikos finished third quarter with a lead of 9 points, 58-49. In the fourth quarter Bramos scored his 5th three pointer (5/5 up to that point) and gave his team a lead of 12 points and with his sixth three pointer (6/6) Panathinaikos reached the highest difference +15 (66-51). Fenerbahçe tried to approach Panathinaikos but Dimitris Diamantidis with free throws and Mike Bramos with three pointers secured the victory for Panathinaikos. Panathinaikos won by 9 points and covered the difference of the first game. For Panathinaikos Mike Bramos was the top scorer with 23 points (7/8 three pointers, 1/1 field goals, 4 rebounds). Dimitris Diamantidis had 15 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals and 11 fouls drawn. Antonis Fotsis had 10 points and 9 rebounds.
Quarters' scores: 16-19, 41-37, 58-49, 76-67.
Panathinaikos Athens: Bramos 23, Curry, Batiste 2, Fotsis 10, Ukic 8, Lasme 1, Mavrokefalidis 2, Diamantidis 15, Pappas, Giankovits, Maciulis 5, Wright 10.
Fenerbahçe Ülker: McCalebb 6, Jackson 7, Onan 7, Bjelica 9, Mahmutoglu, Kleiza 9, Turkyilmaz, Sekulic 2, Savas, Zoric 4, Bogdanovic 10, Preldzic13.

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