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A triumph of Panathinaikos over Panelionios

16 May 2010 / 06:05:02  GRReporter
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Emanuela Karastoyanova


With a triumph for the greens ended the game between the basketball teams of Panathinaikos and Panelinios from the phase of the play-offs that was played on the OAKA field in Athens. The result of 88-58 left no doubt that Panathinaikos is in great shape and is a true master of the field. Tonight’s victory made happy not only the greens but also their fans ... Now the team needs only two victories which will ensure them the entry into finals.

The hosts took the lead in the score in the very beginning of the match. With their very dynamic game they gave the enemy no chance for any action on the field. Even before the end of the first 10 minutes with a basket scored by the player Diamantidis they took the lead with 13 points. New attacks followed and a difference in the outcome of 18 points. The team of Panelinios was trying to do everything in its powers. In its powers, however were not too many things. They failed to reduce the difference in the outcome because the hosts had a great defense, which literally blocked any attempt for a counterattack. The minutes of the game did not change the rhythm of Panathinaikos. They continued to provide a spectacular game in which the majority of phases ended with success, while the players were taking turns in the attacks. During the 20th minute a basket Spanoulis took to the difference in the score to 24 points (45-21). After another eight minutes the difference reached 30 points ... Greens were the absolute masters of the field and nothing was able to break the happy course of their game tonight.


The attempts for a counterattack of the guests remained fruitless. With a small series, which led to a change in the outcome of 44-67. It was however the only time when the guests were able to break through the defense of Panathinaikos and it did not last long. Minutes after this the greens gained their lead once again and reached to the score of 88-58. It was no surprise for anyone that the game finished earlier ...

The two teams have already met 14 times in the A1. This year, however, for the first time they measured their swords in a game from the phase of the play-offs. Green's victory could have been expected, since 13 of the games between the two teams have ended with a victory for Panathinaikos. Panelinios has only one victory in the season 2008-2009 year.


Panathinaikos (Obradovic): Tepich, Spanoulis, Perperoglu, Baptiste, Fotsis, Nicholas, Tsartsaris, Diamantidis, Pekovich, Kalatis, Sermantini, Verginis, Bogris, Yasikievitsius

Panelinios (Zuros): Ksantopulos, Papamakarios, Haralampidis, Kalaydzis, Owens, Smith, Georgalis, Blackie, David Vuyukas, Ostojic, Kolokas

Tags: Panathinaikos Panelionios A1 playoffs basketball sport OAKA
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