Panathinaikos Advances to the Final 4!

Panathinaikos Advances to the Final 4!

After a magnificent performance, Panathinaikos won 3-2 in the Euroleague Playoffs against Maccabi and is now in the Final 4 after 12 years. The star of the game was Kendrick Nunn, who once again had a great game, scoring 26 points, grabbing 5 rebounds, and dishing out 4 assists. He was followed by Sloukas with 15 points, who was sidelined at halftime after suffering a calf strain.

The game did not start well for Panathinaikos, who saw Maccabi take a 19-21 lead in the first quarter. The second quarter continued to be a tight game, and both teams went into the locker room with a score of 41-41. In the third quarter, Panathinaikos changed their focus and played mostly defensively, stealing as much as they could from L. Brown, and managed to dominate in rebounding with M. Lessort. The third quarter ended with a small margin of victory for Panathinaikos with a score of 17-15.

In the 4th and final period, it was Kendrick Nunn’s time to act. The Panathinaikos guard pounded Maccabi’s defense from the three-point line (he was 6/10 from three-point range overall) and pushed the lead to 12 points in Panathinaikos’ favor with 1 minute left in the game. Maccabi only managed to close the gap at the end with L. Brown’s 2-pointer shooter, reducing the difference to 9 points. The 4th quarter found Panathinaikos leading 23-16, thus forming the final score of the game, which was 81-72.

Game stats:

Team StatsPanathinaikosMaccabi Tel Aviv
Field Goals24/60 (40%)27/63 (42.9%)
3 Pointers12/28 (42.9%)10/24 (41.7%)
Free Throws21/35 (60%)8/10 (80%)
Assists1517
Rebounds3630
Offensive Rebounds1410
Defensive Rebounds2220
Steals75
Blocks34
Turnovers912
Personal Fouls1724

Player Stats:

Panathinaikos:

PlayerMinutesPointsReboundsAssistsSteals
Kendrick Nunn38:2026541
Kostas Sloukas19:3815622
Ioannis Papapetrou28:5510131
Mathias Lessort35:1091111
Kostas Mitoglou25:423700

Bench:

PlayerMinutesPointsReboundsAssistsSteals
Juan Hernangomez14:2511100
Jerian Grant14:003340
Panagiotis Kalaitzakis12:492002
Kostas Antetokounmpo03:562100
Marius Grigonis07:050110

DNP – Coach’s Decision:

Luca Vildoza, Aleksander Balcerowski

Maccabi Tel Aviv:

PlayerMinutesPointsReboundsAssistsSteals
Lorenzo Brown33:4219470
Josh Nebo30:1914712
John Dibartolomeo25:579331
Bonzie Colson30:464300
Jake Cohen16:074310

Bench:

PlayerMinutesPointsReboundsAssistsSteals
Tamir Blatt20:159030
Jasiel Rivero14:338411
James Webb12:573400
Antonius Cleveland15:242211

DNP – Coach’s Decision:

Rafael Menco, Roman Sorkin, Joe Thomasson

Missing Players: Wade Baldwin IV

QuarterPanathinaikosMaccabi Tel Aviv
Q11921
Q22220
Q31715
Q42316
Score8172

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