2008-09Regular SeasonRound 6
January 13, 2009 CET: 18:30
Local time: 19:30 OLYMPIC COMPLEX-HELLINIKON
Ivan Radenovic - Panellinios BCPanellinios celebrated a spot in the Last 16 on Tuesday after beating Turk Telekom 82-74 and getting the result it needed in the other Group D game to place second in the group. Panellinios improved to 3-3 and edged out Greek League rival Aris BSA 2003 for second place on a tiebreaker after Aris lost at Bnei Hasharon’s in the group's other Week 6 fixture. Telekom, which had already secured the top spot in the group, dropped to 4-2. Ivan Radenovic scored 20 points and Brad Newley added 16 to pace Panellinios, which was in control for much of the night. The hosts used 10 unanswered points to take a 33-17 lead in the second period. Telekom got within 43-30 at halftime and then 7 early in the fourth quarter, but never any closer. Jurica Golemac added 12 points and Manolis Papamakarios had 11 for the winners. Serkan Erdogan had 14 for Telekom, which was without the injured Erwin Dudley and Kris Lang. Kennedy Winston and Mutlu Akpinar added 13 each in defeat.

Golemac gave Panellinios an early 5-2 lead with the first three-pointer of the night, but the visitors answered from downtown and Bekir Yarangume made it 9-10. But Panellinios looked hungrier and proceeded to outrebound its opponent, forced it into consecutive turnovers and score 9 straight points for an 18-10 lead. The first period ended with Baris Ozcan netting a three point shot at the buzzer to cut the margin to 23-17. By the beginning of the second quarter, Panellinios improved its defense and didn’t let Turk Telekom play its game. The visitors committed 3 straight turnovers and Panellinios took advantage of every opportunity to go to the basket. Turk Telekom remained scoreless for six minutes as Panellinios scored 10 unanswered points for a 33-17 lead. Papamakarios nailed back-to-back threes to help Panellinios soar to 39-22. Baris Ermis was the only weapon Telekom had at that points until an Erdogan three-pointer cut the lead to 11. Papamakarios made a jumper to close the first half at 43-30.

Serkan Erdogan - Turk Telekom (Photo: turktelekomspor.com.tr)Panellinios started the second half in high gear with Newley increasing the gap to 49-32. The 17-point margin was an alarm for the visitors, who tried to play better defense to get back in the game. Bekir Yarangume hit a three pointer during a 2-10 Telekom run that made it 53-45. Mutlu Akpinar drilled a pair of threes, but Panellinios didn’t panic and closed the third period with a 64-51 lead. Erdogan scored from behind the arc to cut it to 66-59, but Turk Telekom couldn’t get any closer. Papamakarios added another three and brought his team’s lead again to double digits, 69-59. Although Ivan Radenovic missed 7 free throws, Panellinios controlled the game and celebrated not only the victory, but also its qualification to the next round. .
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Vassilis Skountis, Athens
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Referees: JOVCIC, MILIVOJE; PATERNICO, CARMELO; LUCIS, OSKARS
Attendance: 500
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Panellinios Athens23202118
Turk Telekom17132123
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Panellinios Athens23436482
Turk Telekom17305174
Panellinios Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 OSTOJIC, DJURO 12:33 6 3/4     2   2 1   4     2 1 3
5 PAPAMAKARIOS, MANOLIS 24:35 11 1/1 3/4     1 1 1 1 4     4 2 7
6 KALAITZIDIS, DIMITRIOS 6:48   0/1           1   1     1   -2
7 KALAITZIS, GEORGIOS 17:19 2 1/1       3 3 3   3     2 2 5
8 SAKELLARIOU, IOANNIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 NEWLEY, BRAD 31:18 16 6/7 0/4 4/5 1 5 6 2 1 1   1 2 3 18
10 PETROULAS, ALEKOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 NADJFEJI, STEVAN 14:12 4 1/1   2/2 1 2 3 1 2       1 1 10
12 STERGIOU, VLANTIMIR 6:48 2 1/1       1 1 1         1 1 4
14 GOLEMAC, JURICA 25:48 12 3/5 1/2 3/4   2 2 4 1 2     2 4 15
15 RADENOVIC, IVAN 27:27 20 6/9 1/1 5/12   5 5 1 2 1     2 9 24
16 GRUNDY, ANTHONY 33:12 9 4/6 0/1 1/2   2 2 3 1 1       2 12
Team             1 1   2           3
Totals 200:00 82 26/36 5/12 15/25 4 22 26 18 10 17 0 1 17 25 99
        72.2% 41.7% 60%
Head coach: ZOUROS, ILIAS
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
Turk Telekom
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BLAKNEY, RODERICK 21:06 2 1/2       1 1 5 1 1     3 1 5
5 ERDOGAN, SERKAN 28:11 14 4/6 2/8     1 1 3   3     4 3 6
6 ERMIS, BARIS 13:36 7 1/1 1/2 2/4 1   1 1         1 3 8
7 WRIGHT, MICHAEL 23:38 6 3/7   0/2 1 4 5 1 1       2 3 8
9 YARANGÜME, BEKIR 20:38 9 0/2 2/3 3/3   3 3 1 1 1 1   1 1 11
11 ACIK, TUTKU 17:40     0/1         1 1 4     3   -6
12 OZCAN, BARIS 17:35 6   2/4     2 2 1   1     2   4
14 WINSTON, KENNEDY 27:04 13 3/7 1/2 4/4 4 1 5 3 3 3     4 5 17
21 AKPINAR, MUTLU 14:10 13 2/2 3/4 0/1   3 3     1     1 1 13
35 DUDLEY, ERWIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
42 LANG, KRIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
55 PARS, ASIM 16:22 4 2/3     1 2 3 1 1 5     4   -1
Team                   1           1
Totals 200:00 74 16/30 11/24 9/14 7 17 24 17 9 19 1 0 25 17 66
        53.3% 45.8% 64.3%
Head coach: SUNTER, ERCUMENT

Head Coaches

ZOUROS, ILIAS
Panellinios Athens
"This is a big success for Panellinios, because we started in the group with a home loss to Aris, but we finished with two important wins and we continue to the next Eurocup round, where we will try to have the best possible course. Turk Telekom is a very good team and they have players with talent and experience, but we didn't allow them to play their game. The key for us is to play such an aggressive defense especially in the case that we have to make adjustments against shorter players."
SUNTER, ERCUMENT
Turk Telekom
"I don't have too many remarks to do. Panellinios is a very good team and I wish to meet them again in the Eurocup final game. I also want to thank them for their excellent hospitality."

Players

STERGIOU, VLANTIMIR
Panellinios Athens
"We are very happy that we qualified for the next round. We knew before the game that it was not enough to win as Aris also had to lose. Finally we advanced we and are happy. I consider that we deserved it because we are good team. Now we look ahead and I want to congratulate my teammates and my coaches."
PAPAMAKARIOS, MANOLIS
Panellinios Athens
"We feel very happy and proud, because this is a historical success that we deserve. We were focused on the game versus Turk Telekom, without thinking of the Bnei Hasharon - Aris match. Aggressive defense, good rhythm in offense and seriousness are the keys to our victory and I believe that we can improve our game. Erdogan is a great shooter, and he came here after scoring 9 for 14 three-pointers in the last Turkish League game. We tried to face him with teamwork and collectivity, not individually."
WRIGHT, MICHAEL
Turk Telekom
"The most important thing for us tonight is that we played hard. We did our jobs, advanced to the Last 16, and are ready for the next round."
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