2012-13Top 16Round 11
March 15, 2013 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 O.A.K.A.

Panathinaikos cruises past Alba Berlin

Panathinaikos Athens remains in control of its own destiny in a race for a place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs after cruising to a huge 82-58 win over visiting Alba Berlin on Friday night at OAKA in the Greek capital. The victory improved Panathinaikos to 7-4 and sole possession of fourth place in Group E standings, one win ahead of the fifth place Unicaja Malaga, while Alba dropped to 1-10. The Greens led from start to finish, after opening up the game with a 14-2 charge, and finished the first half on a 15-4 spurt that gave them a 22-point halftime lead. Jonas Maciulis led in victory with 16 points plus 6 rebounds. Stephane Lasme scored 14, Sofoklis Schortsanitis had 10 points, while Dimitris Diamantidis tallied 8 points plus 9 assists and Roko Ukic had 8 points plus 6 assists. For the visitors, Dashaun Wood scored 9 points on 3-for-4 three-point shooting and Nihad Djedovic finished with 8 points.

First quarter: Greens storm out of the gate

Ukic hit a shot to start the scoring, and Sofoklis Schortsanitis made a basket inside to give the hosts the lead from the get go. Djedovic got Alba on the scoreboard, but that was the only basket Panathinaikos allowed in almost five minutes. While focused on defense, the Greens went up 14-2 with Diamantidis assisting for a triple from Maciulis, a fastbreak layup from Ukic and finally for an alley-oop dunk by James Gist. Yassin Idbihi snapped the hosts’ run with a layup and a baseline shot, but a fastbreak dunk from Gist extended it to 19-6. The Berliners tried to get a spark off the bench from Albert Miralles and Heiko Schaffartzik, and the latter hit a triple, cutting it to 21-11 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Hosts pull away with 14-4 run

Jekel Foster nailed a triple to open the second quarter, but Lasme answered with couple of shots, before Marcus Banks added a driving layup and a three-pointer for 30-15. After a timeout, Wood ended Alba’s drought from downtown, but Diamantidis answered with a three of his own before throwing a pass for a spectacular Lasme alley-oop dunk, 35-18. After Ali Traore scored inside and Derrick Byars from behind the arc to cut into the lead, the hosts answered with Maciulis nailing a triple and adding a basket-plus-foul to make it 45-26. Before the quarter’s end, Djedovic drove for a layup, but Diamantidis sank a three-pointer and Ukic raced for an uncontested layup, giving Panathinaikos a 50-28 halftime lead.

Third quarter: Panathinaikos margin swells to 30 points

Schortsanitis dunked and Zach Morley answered with an easy layup to open the scoring in the third quarter. Morley then hit a three, but Maciulis answered right back with his third triple and a 57-33 lead. With Panathinaikos enjoying full control, the tempo of the game slowed down, and so did the scoring before Lasme muscled his way inside and Banks nailed a triple to make it 67-37 going into the final quarter.

Fourth quarter: Greens reserves close out the win

Wood hit back-to-back triples to start the fourth quarter, before Deon Thompson made a basket-plus-foul and a put-back to create a 0-11 run. Lasme’s dunk and Bramos’s triple snapped the run, before Schaffartzik and Maciulis traded triples for 77-55. With all of the Panathinaikos starters getting rest, Charis Giannopoulos and Gaios Skordilis hit jumpers to close out the game.

Jonas Maciulis - Panathinaikos - EB12
Friday, March 15, 2013
Euroleague.net
Referees: GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), LOPES, LUIS (POR), PATERNICO, CARMELO (ITA)
Attendance: 6000 (Tentative)
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Panathinaikos Athens21291715
Alba Berlin1117921
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Panathinaikos Athens21506782
Alba Berlin11283758
Panathinaikos Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 BRAMOS, MICHAEL 24:09 4 0/1 1/6 1/2   3 3 2         3 3 2
8 MACIULIS, JONAS 25:33 16 1/2 4/4 2/3   6 6 1 3 2 1   3 4 24
10 UKIC, ROKO 23:17 8 3/5 0/1 2/2   2 2 6 2 1     1 1 14
11 LASME, STEPHANE 23:02 14 5/6   4/4   3 3 1   1 1   3 4 18
12 TSARTSARIS, KOSTAS 15:18 4 1/2   2/2   2 2     1   1 2 1 2
13 DIAMANTIDIS, DIMITRIS 26:03 8   2/4 2/2 1   1 9 1 1     1 7 22
14 GIST, JAMES 18:49 6 3/5 0/2     5 5   2 1     3   5
15 BANKS, MARCUS 9:18 8 1/1 2/4         1 1         1 9
16 XANTHOPOULOS, VASSILIS 13:25   0/1       1 1 2 2 1     2   1
17 GIANNOPOULOS, CHARIS 4:08 2 1/1                         2
19 SKORDILIS, GAIOS 3:31 2 1/2       1 1               2
21 SCHORTSANITIS, SOFOKLIS 13:27 10 4/4   2/4 1 4 5 2 1 2     1 2 15
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 82 20/30 9/21 15/19 3 28 31 24 12 11 2 1 19 23 117
        66.7% 42.9% 78.9%
Head coach: PEDOULAKIS, ARGIRIS
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
Alba Berlin
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 SCHULTZE, SVEN 1:54                   2     2   -4
7 NEY, JOEY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 SCHAFFARTZIK, HEIKO 20:26 6 0/1 2/3     2 2 2   1     2 1 6
9 THOMPSON, DEON 24:52 5 2/6   1/3 4 3 7   1 3 1   1 4 8
11 BYARS, DERRICK 23:56 4 0/3 1/2 1/2   1 1 1   2     2 3  
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD 21:22 8 3/7 0/2 2/4 1   1 3   1   1 4 2  
19 MIRALLES, ALBERT 15:40 4 1/3   2/2 1   1 2         1 3 7
23 WOOD, DASHAUN 19:34 9 0/3 3/4     2 2 2   4     2 1 4
24 TRAORE, ALI 18:11 6 2/6   2/3 2 4 6     1     2 4 8
25 FOSTER, JEKEL 18:38 5 0/3 1/3 2/2   2 2 3   1   1 2 1 2
34 IDBIHI, YASSIN 15:41 6 3/6       2 2     1     2   2
44 MORLEY, ZACH 19:46 5 1/4 1/1         1 1       3   1
Team           1 3 4               4
Totals 200:00 58 12/42 8/15 10/16 9 19 28 14 2 16 1 2 23 19 38
        28.6% 53.3% 62.5%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA

Head Coaches

PEDOULAKIS, ARGIRIS
Panathinaikos Athens
"We played seriously and with a lot of energy and concentration both in defense and in offense. Alba Berlin fights in every game and is not an easy opponent. This group is tough and very competitive and this was proved once again tonight with the road win by Unicaja Malaga over Real Madrid. I would say that we have to run a marathon without a stop. We will go now to Madrid to play Real and our only promise is that we will give our best. We are not a superb team, but nobody can blame us that we are not trying to get the best possible result. This is exactly what I am asking from my players, to keep trying and not surrender."
OBRADOVIC, SASA
Alba Berlin
"Panathinaikos deserved to win and this is a game which showed where we are. It was a useful experience for us against such a strong team. We didn’t execute our plans and I think that we showed more respect than we had to. Panathinaikos played in full speed and didn’t allow us to react, but we have to keep working and not be disappointed from this result."

Players

MACIULIS, JONAS
Panathinaikos Athens
"After the way we lost to Unicaja, there is no room for jokes anymore. We prepared for the game against Alba Berlin and we did our job, but it is over. Seven bad minutes against Real Madrid and another five bad minutes in Malaga hurt us and now we have to give our best to get a spot in the playoffs. There is no doubt that we will do our best in Madrid to get the win."