Juancho Hernangomez was on fire and led Panathinaikos to victory in Munich.

Juancho Hernangomez was on fire and led Panathinaikos to victory in Munich.

Although K. Sloukas was the MVP of the game, Juancho Hernangomez had an excellent performance that secured Panathinaikos’ victory in Munich against Bayern. Apart from Hernangomez’s impressive contribution, Coach Ataman’s face lit up with a smile due to the excellent condition of I. Papapetrou, providing additional strength to their lineup for the challenging playoffs and the Final Four of this year’s Euroleague, which Panathinaikos is aiming for. Following yesterday’s win against Bayern Munich, Panathinaikos sits in 2nd place with 22 wins and 11 losses. Their 2nd place position seems almost certainly secured, especially as they face the weaker Alba Berlin in OAKA in the final round. Another noteworthy achievement is that following Panathinaikos’ away victory in Munich, the club broke the record for away wins in the competition so far, reaching 9.

Bayern vs. Panathinaikos: Game Recap.

The pace of the game was sluggish from the outset. Panathinaikos established a slight lead, which proved precarious as it allowed the home team, Bayern, to surge ahead in the final minutes. However, Juancho Hernangomez’s spirited play was evident from the beginning. His versatility, being able to play both at center and power forward, proved pivotal in Panathinaikos’ eventual triumph with a score of 75-82.

Panathinaikos had its strongest quarter in the second, scoring 27 points. Just before halftime, Kendrick Nunn managed to sink a buzzer-beating long-range shot, sending both teams to the locker room with Panathinaikos leading 36-40.

Juancho Hernangomez scored 14 points, grabbed 2 rebounds, and tallied 1 assist and 1 steal.

Bayern vs. Panathinaikos: Player Stats.

A detailed look at the statistics of the players from Bayern and Panathinaikos for the 33rd round of the Euroleague.

Home Team: Bayern Munich

Starters:

  • Serge Ibaka: 26:18 Min, 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl.
  • Vladimir Lucic: 25:19 Min, 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Leandro Bolmaro: 17:31 Min, 11 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Carsen Edwards: 27:28 Min, 9 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl.
  • Isaac Bonga: 28:20 Min, 5 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl.

Bench:

  • Nick Weiler-Babb: 27:49 Min, 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl.
  • Niels Giffey: 13:00 Min, 6 Pts, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Sylvain Francisco: 12:08 Min, 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Elias Harris: 09:58 Min, 2 Pts, 3 Reb, 0 Ast, 1 Stl.
  • Dino Radoncic: 08:24 Min, 0 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl.
  • Danko Brankovic: 03:45 Min, 0 Pts, 2 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Ivan Kharchenkov: 00:00 Min, 0 Pts, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl.

Away Team: Panathinaikos

Starters:

  • Kendrick Nunn: 29:14 Min, 17 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Mathias Lessort: 26:50 Min, 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 0 Ast, 2 Stl.
  • Jerian Grant: 25:24 Min, 7 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl.
  • Kostas Mitoglou: 16:57 Min, 6 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Marius Grigonis: 15:21 Min, 3 Pts, 3 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl.

Bench:

  • Juan Hernangomez: 25:57 Min, 14 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl.
  • Kostas Sloukas: 21:35 Min, 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 7 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Ioannis Papapetrou: 23:11 Min, 8 Pts, 2 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Luca Vildoza: 05:15 Min, 2 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Kostas Antetokounmpo: 10:16 Min, 0 Pts, 2 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Aleksander Balcerowski: 00:00 Min, 0 Pts, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl.
  • Panagiotis Kalaitzakis: 00:00 Min, 0 Pts, 0 Reb, 0 Ast, 0 Stl.

Game Stats:

StatsBayern MunichPanathinaikos
Field Goals27/60 (45.0%)29/57 (50.9%)
3 Pointers14/28 (50.0%)8/19 (42.1%)
Free Throws7/8 (87.5%)16/20 (80.0%)
Assists1916
Rebounds2629
Off. Rebounds44
Def. Rebounds2225
Steals84
Blocks22
Turnovers00
Personal Fouls2114

Periods:

TeamQ1Q2Q3Q4Score
Bayern Munich1818182175
Panathinaikos1327182482

The Next Day for Panathinaikos: What to Expect.

Panathinaikos is poised and equipped to aim high in this year’s Euroleague. They have swiftly assembled an impressive team, as evidenced by their Euroleague ranking and standout performances against formidable opponents. The main concern for Panathinaikos had been the Center position. While they boast one of the best in M. Lessort, the absence of a suitable backup had left him shouldering significant pressure and fatigue due to extended playing time.

However, last night’s game showcased Panathinaikos’s newfound depth as Lessort encountered early foul trouble, necessitating his substitution. This demonstrates that, heading into the Play-offs and potential Final Four, Panathinaikos now possesses bench players capable of contributing significantly to the team’s success. This underscores the importance of Juancho Hernangomez’s performance yesterday; his versatility allows him to seamlessly fill in for Lessort at the Center position.

In the upcoming fixture, Panathinaikos will square off against Alba Berlin at OAKA for the 34th round of the Euroleague. Anticipation is high for the Play-offs, where Panathinaikos’s performance will be closely watched. They stand as strong contenders for the Euroleague title this year.

Bayern Munich needs to make significant changes for the next season.

Bayern Munich boasts an excellent coach in P. Laso, but the team lacked momentum. Aside from S. Ibaka, who demonstrates superiority over his teammates, no other player on the team managed to propel Bayern into the Play-Offs this season. As the Euroleague competition reaches new heights, Bayern will undoubtedly need to undergo significant changes for the upcoming season in order to remain competitive. It remains to be seen how Bayern will manage their resources to regain their competitive edge.

You can watch the highlights of Bayern Munich’s game against Panathinaikos on the Euroleague’s official YouTube channel:

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