Thursday, October 9, 2014

Panathinaikos defeat Olympiacos for Greek Cup

Panathinaikos hosted and defeated Olympiacos for Greek Cup without fans attending the game. Panathinaikos started better and took the lead with 14-4 but Olympiacos balanced the game in the first quarter. In the second quarter the game was more balanced and the half time finished with score 33-32. Esteban Batista had 10 points and 6 rebounds in the first half. Olympiacos started the second half with a 13-0 run and took a lead of 12 points, 33-45. Antonis Fotsis scored after 4:50 without score for Panathinaikos and lowered the difference to 10 points, 35-45. The last quarter started with two three pointers for Panathinaikos and the difference down to five points, 55-60. Olympiacos replied with its own 6-0 run and the difference went back to ten points, 58-68. Panathinaikos with two free throws of Diamantidis approached to four points, 68-72, but Matt Lojeski with a three pointer and a turnover by Panathinaikos made the score 68-75 two minutes before the end. Panathinaikos tightened its defense and with a three pointer by Dimitris Diamantidis equalized the score 75-75 with 16 second remaining. Esteban Batista made a foul to Kostas Sloukas 8 seconds before the end but Sloukas scored only ony and made the score 75-76. In the last offense three players of Olympiacos played defense on Dimitris Diamantidis who passed the ball to Esteban Batista and dunked making the score 77-76 and giving his team a great victory!
Quarters' scores: 17-14, 33-32, 49-60, 77-76.

Panathinaikos (Ivanovic): Diamantakos, Slaughter 7, Bochoridis 5 (1), Giankovits 11, Fotsis 7 (1), Pappas 19 (3), Blums 8 (2), Diamantidis 8 (2), Batista 12.
Olympiacos (Bartzokas): Petway 6 (2), Hunter 6, Dunston 10, Spanoulis 12 (2), Mantzaris 3 (1), Sloukas 3, Lafayette 7 (1), Lojeski 16 (4), Printezis 13.

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