Kattash Oded: "Panathinaikos is the favorite".

After Maccabi Tel Aviv’s game against Hapoel Be’er Sheva, Oded Kattash made statements about the upcoming Euroleague Playoffs series where his team will face Panathinaikos.

There are two different styles of play between the two teams. They play at a slower tempo, while we maintain a constant flow throughout the game. Defensively, there are slight differences between the teams, but they may have an advantage due to having players with a bit more experience.

I can draw a parallel between this series and the one we played against Monaco last year. Hopefully, with the experience we have gained, we have learned and understand what we need to do this year. They are the favorites and they are playing at home. We won’t have the 3rd and 4th game at Yad Eliyahu and the atmosphere we were accustomed to, so it will be a disadvantage.

Kattash Oded.

James Webb also made statements for Maccabi’s matches against Panathinaikos.

I feel like I can be the x-factor. My role changes every game; I do what I can, a little bit of everything. We have two of the best guards in the EuroLeague, and we trust what they bring, but it’s not going to be just one player; it’s going to be a team effort.

James Webb.

The first game of the series will take place at Panathinaikos’ home court in OAKA on Tuesday, April 23rd, at 17:30 (UTC).

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