2013-14Top 16Round 10
March 14, 2014 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Greens take OT win in Coach Alvertis's debut

A Euroleague legend as a player, Fragiskos Alvertis made a successful and a dramatic coaching debut as Panathinaikos Athens pulled out a 60-65 overtime road win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Friday night. The Greens improved to 5-5 and a share of third place in Group E, while Efes dropped to 2-8, seventh place, and is all but mathematically eliminated from reaching the playoffs. Neither team held more than a 6-point lead throughout the game. Kostas Vasileiadis led an 11-1 run that put Efes up 37-31 in the third, and Zoran Planinic scored 7 points in the fourth to keep the hosts in front. But Jonas Maciulis sent the game into overtime with a tough triple, his only of the game, with 13 seconds left in regulation, and Antonis Fotsis had a three-pointer and a basket-plus-free throws in the extra session, putting Panathinaikos in front for good. Fotsis finished with 14 points and 6 rebounds, Stephane Lasme collected 11 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks, while Maciulis netted 8 and pulled down 6 boards in victory. Planinic had 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists to pace the hosts. Vasileiadis scored 10, and Kerem Gonlum had 9 points and 7 rebounds in defeat.

First quarter: Defenses rule from the start

After Fotsis opened the game with a three-pointer, Roko Ukic followed it with a fastbreak tip-in. Vasileiadis nailed a triple to open Efes's account, but Panathinaikos dominated the offensive glass early on, grabbing 6 offensive rebounds. Diamantidis drove for a second chance layup, then nailed a jumper to make it 3-9. However, Efes stepped it up on defense, leaving the visitors scoreless for more than six minutes. Meanwhile, Savanovic scored a short jumper to spark a 7-0 run. He also contributed with a put-back, and a pair of free throws from Planinic put the hosts up 10-9 before Lasme ended the Green's drought with a dunk in the final seconds of the quarter for a 10-11 lead.

Second quarter: Greens take slim lead into the break

It was a slow start to the second quarter before Planinic drove coast-to-coast for a layup. Zach Wright answered with a layup, then Lasme had a pair of baskets from close range to make it 12-17. After a timeout, Milko Bjelica buried a triple for the hosts and Gonlum put them back in front with a put-back-plus-free throw. Wright split defenders in driving to the hoop on the other end, but Bjelica banked in a shot and finished a breakaway with a slam for a 22-19 edge. After a timeout, Vasileiadis hit a long jumper extending the margin to 5 points, but Fotsis answered right back with a three-pointer, snapping a 12-2 spurt. Then Diamantidis scored an uncontested layup to tie things at 24-24. After Gonlum scored from close range, Michael Bramos made 2 foul shots, and Mike Batiste on a fastbreak put-back of his own miss gave Panathinaikos a 26-28 halftime lead.

Third quarter: Teams keep score close

Maciulis drove for a layup for the visitors, and Savanovic hit a baseline floater at the start of the quarter. Jamon Gordon nailed a three to make it 31-31, and Vasileiadis hit one of his own to put Efes back in front. Vasileiadis then raced for a fastbreak layup, helping Efes to a 37-31 lead. Fotsis scored inside to snap an 11-1 run, and after Planinic drove to sink a layup high off the glass, Lasme hit a baseline jumper as Panathinaikos cut it to 39-38. Birkan Batuk hit a corner triple for Efes, but Batiste scored a jump shot, made both free throws, and Wright finished the quarter with a fastbreak layup, making it 42-44.

Fourth quarter: Maciulis sends it to overtime

Batuk hit a three-pointer, and after Ukic and Planinic traded shots from downtown, Planinic drove for a layup and a 50-47 lead. After a timeout, Bramos hit a second-chance triple, but Gordon answered by driving for a layup. Planinic extended the margin to 4 points with a jumper, and in the next four minutes the hosts’ defense only allowed a free throw to Ukic. Efes entered the final 30 seconds of regulation up 54-51, but Maciuis sank an off balance three-pointer 13 seconds to go to tie it. The hosts had the last possession, but Planinic was off on a jumper, as the game went into an extra session.

Overtime: Fotsis leads Greens to victory

Gonlum scored a layup on the opening possession of the overtime, but Maciulis scored from close range for Panathinaikos, and Fotsis buried a triple to make it 58-59. Ukic split free throws, and Gonlum scored a put-back to tie the game at 56-56 entering the final minute. But Ukic assisted Fotsis for a dunk-plus-free throw, before Diamantidis and Lasme each hit a hit a free throw to seal the deal.

Stephane Lasme - Panathinaikos Athens - EB13
Friday, March 14, 2014
Euroleague.net
Referees: GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), BOLTAUZER, MATEJ (SLO), VIATOR, EDDIE (FRA)
Attendance: 5282 (Tentative)
By Quarter1234Extra 1
Anadolu Efes Istanbul101616126
Panathinaikos Athens1117161011
End of Quarter1234Extra 1
Anadolu Efes Istanbul1026425460
Panathinaikos Athens1128445465
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BALBAY, DOGUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 OSMAN, CEDI 18:48   0/2 0/1     1 1   1       2   -3
7 VASILEIADIS, KOSTAS 30:37 10 2/2 2/5   1 2 3 1 2     1 2 2 12
8 BATUK, BIRKAN 17:17 6   2/3     1 1     1     5 1 1
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 24:59 1 0/2   1/2   5 5 1   1 2   1 1 5
12 GONLUM, KEREM 20:54 9 4/4   1/1 2 5 7     1 1   1 2 17
13 KILICLI, DENIZ 2:18                              
20 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 22:18 6 3/7 0/4   2 3 5 2   1   2 1 2 3
22 GORDON, JAMON 38:48 6 1/10 1/5 1/2 1 2 3 4 2 2     3 2 -2
34 PLANINIC, ZORAN 34:52 15 4/13 1/3 4/4   7 7 3 1 1     5 6 15
41 KOSUT, EMIRCAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
51 BJELICA, MILKO 14:09 7 2/4 1/3   1 1 2 1   1     3 1 3
Team           2 3 5     1         4
Totals 225:00 60 16/44 7/24 7/9 9 30 39 12 6 9 3 3 23 17 55
        36.4% 29.2% 77.8%
Head coach: ANGELOU, EVANGELOS
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Panathinaikos Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 CHARALAMPOPOULOS, VASILIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 19:32 5   1/4 2/2 1 2 3 1         1 2 7
8 BATISTE, MIKE 12:28 6 2/4   2/2 1 4 5     1       2 10
9 FOTSIS, ANTONIS 27:38 14 2/2 3/5 1/1   6 6           3 1 16
10 UKIC, ROKO 29:11 7 1/5 1/1 2/4 4 3 7 1 1     1 1 2 10
11 LASME, STEPHANE 32:16 11 4/12   3/5 6 6 12   1 2 2 1 2 6 17
12 MAVROKEFALIDIS, LOUKAS 6:11     0/1                   1   -2
13 DIAMANTIDIS, DIMITRIS 32:49 7 3/5 0/7 1/1   2 2 4   4     4 1 -3
15 PAPPAS, NIKOS 4:20     0/1     1 1             1 1
16 JANKOVIC, VLADIMIR 7:57     0/1     2 2 2         1   2
18 MACIULIS, JONAS 29:31 8 2/6 1/5 1/2   6 6 2 1 3 1 1 1 4 8
19 WRIGHT, ZACH 23:07 7 3/9   1/2 2 1 3 4   1     3 3 6
Team           2 2 4     1         3
Totals 225:00 65 17/43 6/25 13/19 16 35 51 14 3 12 3 3 17 22 75
        39.5% 24% 68.4%
Head coach: ALVERTIS, FRAGISKOS
There are no quotes yet.