2005-06Regular SeasonRound 5
December 01, 2005 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 O.A.K.A.
Unicaja stays strong in its home court in Malaga, Spain by downing previously undefeated Panathinaikos 82-79 in Group C on Thursday. Unicaja registered its third consecutive Euroleague home win this season and improved to 3-2 in the standings to share the third spot in the Group C standings with CSKA Moscow and Montepaschi Siena. Meanwhile, Panathinaikos dropped to 4-1 but still ties for the top spot in this group with Real Madrid. Marcus Brown led the winners with 21 points on 8 of 9 free throws, Carlos Cabezas added 14, Stephane Risacher 13 on 5-for-7 shooting and Walter Herrmann had 10 for Unicaja. Vassilis Spanoulis led Panathinaikos with 23 points on 9-for-14 shooting, Mike Batiste added 19 on 8 of 10 two-pointers while Dimitris Diamantidis and Jaka Lakovic each had 14 for the Greens. Unicaja led 52-36 at halftime, while Brown and Daniel Santiago allowed the hosts to 67-56 after 30 minutes. Panathinaikos used a 0-10 run in which Spanoulis had 8 points to get back into the game, but Unicaja stays calmed in a final carousel of free throws and registered a valuable home win.

Diamantidis opened fire with a tip-in, but Risacher matched that in the other end. Tsartsaris fed Batiste for a layup, but a three-pointer by Risacher and a long jumper by Brown gave Unicaja its first lead, 7-4. Tsartsaris added a big dunk and Lakovic slashed for a layup and a 7-8 Panathinaikos lead. Brown and Batiste exchanged baskets while Lakovic added a fast break layup for a 9-12 margin. Brown took over with a big basket and soon nailed a three for a 14-14 tie. Diamantidis slashed for a layup and Batiste rebounded at both ends, but Risacher and Garbajosa kept Unicaja in the game. Batiste rolled off the pick to score and made free throws for a 20-21 Panathinaikos edge after 10 minutes.

Garbajosa got Unicaja going early in the second with a driving layup, igniting a 6-0 run highlighted by Santiago's wild two-handed dunk for a 26-21 Unicaja lead. Spanoulis came to the rescue with a tough basket, but the guests still struggled to score. Meanwhile, Berni Rodriguez made free throws to which Herrmann added consecutive triples to force a Panathinaikos timeout at 34-25. Cabezas scored from downtown to make it a 12-point game, 37-25, but Spanoulis followed a three-point play with a pull-up jumper to keep the Greens alive. Unicaja did not panic, Santiago fired up the crowd with his second dunk and Cabezas added a layup for a 42-30 margin. Tsartsaris followed free throws with a mid-range jumper, but Cabezas simply took over with back-to-back threes. Herrmann made free throws to give Unicaja its biggest lead so far, 52-36, at halftime.

Batiste nailed a jumper immediately after the break but Risacher answered with a corner three for Unicaja, whose defense carried on Panathinaikos' shot selection. Spanoulis slashed for a layup and followed it with free throws, igniting a 6-0 run which Batiste capped with a fast break basket, forcing Unicaja to call timeout. Risacher buried another corner three and a dominant Santiago scored in the paint for a 61-44 Unicaja margin. Diamantidis came to the rescue with a driving layup and a steal which allowed Batiste to nail a short jumper. Santiago followed a layup with consecutive blocks on Nikos Hatzivrettas and Spanoulis, but it didn't last long. Diamantidis nailed a corner three and Hatzivrettas added a layup, while a big layup by an outstanding Diamantidis fixed the score at 67-56 after 30 minutes.

Brown scored in the paint while Panathinaikos struggled to score early in the fourth period until Spanoulis slashed for a layup. Brown took over with a left-handed layup for a 71-58 Unicaja lead with 6 minutes to go. Batiste scored around the basket while Spanoulis simply took over with 8 consecutive points, including a triple and a driving layup, to get the Greens back into the game, 71-68, after a 0-10 run. Rodriguez made free throws but Lakovic beat the shot slock with a wild three-pointer. Brown hit 2 foul shots but Spanoulis scored in penetration for a 75-73 Panathinaikos deficit already in the final minute, but he had a critical turnover which allowed Rodriguez to make free throws with 32 seconds to go. Batiste and Cabezas made one foul shot apiece, but Lakovic stepped up with a three-point play for a 78-77 Unicaja edge with 11.2 seconds remaining. Nobody else missed from the line, as Cabezas, Lakovic and Brown made 2 apiece, while George Kalaitzis missed a desperation three at the buzzer.
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Referees: FACCHINI, FABIO (ITA), ZIEMBLICKI, GRZEGORZ (POL), SAHIN, TOLGA (ITA), ESCOBAR, LORENZO (ESP)
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Unicaja
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RODRIGUEZ, BERNI 22:00 7   0/2 7/8 1 1 2 4 2 1     3 5 13
6 RISACHER, STEPHANE 25:15 13 2/3 3/4 0/2   1 1 1 2 1     1 2 13
7 SANCHEZ, ALFONSO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 LAZARO CORRAL, JESUS 4:45 4 1/1 0/1 2/2 1   1     1     1 1 3
10 CABEZAS, CARLOS 35:15 14 1/3 3/6 3/4   4 4 2 2 3     4 4 13
11 PIETRUS, FLORENT 19:00         2 3 5       1   2   4
12 HERRMANN, WALTER 12:15 10 1/2 2/3 2/2         1       1 1 9
15 GARBAJOSA, JORGE 32:45 5 1/4 0/2 3/4   7 7 4   2     4 4 8
25 SANTIAGO, DANIEL 20:45 8 4/7     2 3 5     2 3   3 1 9
41 BROWN, MARCUS 28:00 21 5/8 1/5 8/9 2   2 2   2     3 9 21
42 MAKSHANTSEV, STANISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 2 3     1     1   1
Totals 200:00 82 15/28 9/23 25/31 9 21 30 13 7 13 4 0 23 27 94
        53.6% 39.1% 80.6%
Head coach: SCARIOLO, SERGIO
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
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 ALVERTIS, FRAGISKOS 12:00     0/2     1 1   1 1     3   -4
5 KALAITZIS, GEORGIOS 9:15     0/1   1 1 2   1       3 1  
7 LAKOVIC, JAKA 28:45 14 4/8 1/4 3/5   1 1 2 1 1     5 4 7
8 BATISTE, MIKE 31:45 19 8/10 0/1 3/4 2 5 7     2     4 5 21
10 HATZIVRETTAS, NIKOS 18:15 2 1/3 0/1                 1 3   -5
11 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS 31:00 23 8/12 1/2 4/6 1 5 6 3 3 2   3 4 6 25
12 TSARTSARIS, KOSTAS 34:00 7 2/5 0/1 3/4 2 4 6 2 2 1     2 3 12
13 DIAMANTIDIS, DIMITRIS 31:00 14 5/7 1/4 1/2 2 1 3   1 3     2 3 10
14 SCEPANOVIC, VLADO 4:00   0/2                     1   -3
15 TOMASEVIC, DEJAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
16 SAKOTA, DUSAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           2 2 4   1         1 6
Totals 200:00 79 28/47 3/16 14/21 10 20 30 7 10 10 0 4 27 23 69
        59.6% 18.8% 66.7%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
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