2016-17Regular SeasonRound 19
January 24, 2017 CET: 19:45
Local time: 20:45 OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTER ATHENS
Ioannis Bourousis - Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens - EB16

Panathinaikos holds on in a battle of EuroLeague giants

In a battle of EuroLeague powerhouses that lived up to the expectations, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens held off FC Barcelona Lassa 71-65 on Tuesday night in the Greek capital. Panathinaikos improved to 11-8, while Barcelona lost its seventh consecutive road game and dropped to 8-11 for the season. Panathinaikos took the lead for good in the second quarter and despite rarely holding a double-digit margin, the hosts kept control thanks to forcing 21 turnovers and hitting 11 three-pointers. Ioannis Bourousis stepped up with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds, along with 3 assists and 2 blocks, to lead the Greens. K.C. Rivers added 13 points, while Chris Singleton and Mike James each scored 10 in victory. Tyrese Rice had 12 points, Justin Doellman 11 and Vitor Faverani and Petteri Koponen each netted 10 in defeat.

Panathinaikos was the one to strike first with Bourousis and Kenny Gabriel hitting back-to-back threes, and when James Feldeine hit his from long range, the score was 11-7. Rice and Juan Carlos Navarro helped get Barcelona within 15-13 after 10 minutes, and after River and Doellman traded three-pointers early in the second, it was Aleksandar Veznekov inside and Koponen from the outside that put the visitors in front 22-25. However, Singleton hit his first and second triple to spark a 12-0 run, which was capped by a Rivers three-pointer that made it 34-25. The hosts led 36-29 at halftime and a triple from Nick Calathes extended the margin to double figures, 39-29. Tomic and Rice halved the deficit, but Feldeine kept Panathinaikos in front. A triple from Victor Claver and a floater from Rice got Barcelona within 46-43, but Bourousis was the main protagonist at both ends of the floor and helped the hosts enter the final quarter with a 54-46 advantage. At the start of the fourth, Koponen and Vezenkov hit threes that got the visitors to 55-54. But James drove for a layup, Rivers made a pair of steals, and Singleton hit a three to open a 63-56 margin. Vezenkonv, Faverani and Koponen kept Barcelona in it and the visitors closed to 69-65 with 2:35 to go, but there was only one basket the remainder of the game, a James jumper that sealed the deal.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
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Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), MOGULKOC, EMIN (TUR), PATERNICO, CARMELO (ITA)
Attendance: 10179
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 SINGLETON, CHRIS 20:00 10 0/1 3/3 1/2   4 4 1 1 1     2 1 12
2 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 5:57     0/1                   2 2 -1
3 RIVERS, K.C. 25:17 13 2/3 3/8   1 3 4   2         1 14
5 JAMES, MIKE 28:31 10 4/9 0/1 2/5   2 2 4 2 1   1 1 3 9
9 FOTSIS, ANTONIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 PAPPAS, NIKOS 18:38 2 1/3 0/2   1   1 2   1     2 1 -1
12 FELDEINE, JAMES 17:11 8 1/1 2/4     1 1 1 2 1     2 1 8
15 CHARALAMPOPOULOS, VASILIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GABRIEL, KENNY 21:26 7 2/3 1/1   1 2 3 1   1 1   2 1 9
25 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO 14:43 2 1/6 0/2 0/2 1   1 1 1     2 1 2 -5
29 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 32:37 14 3/5 1/4 5/6 4 7 11 3 1   2   2 8 31
33 CALATHES, NICK 15:40 5 1/4 1/4     3 3 2 2 2     2 1 3
Team           1   1               1
Totals 200:00 71 15/35 11/30 8/15 9 22 31 15 11 7 3 3 16 21 80
        42.9% 36.7% 53.3%
Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI
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
FC Barcelona Lassa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 RICE, TYRESE 28:35 12 2/5 2/2 2/3 1 2 3 5   8   1 3 3 7
5 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 25:16 11 2/8 1/2 4/4 1 5 6     1 1 2   5 13
10 CLAVER, VICTOR 34:52 5 1/3 1/3     6 6 3 1 2 2   3   8
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 11:44 5 1/4 0/1 3/3           3     2 1 -3
13 FAVERANI, VITOR 23:40 10 4/5 0/2 2/2 1 5 6     1     3 3 12
14 VEZENKOV, ALEKSANDAR 14:48 8 1/1 2/3     2 2           3   6
16 PENO, STEFAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 ERIKSSON, MARCUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 KOPONEN, PETTERI 28:16 10 2/4 2/3     3 3 3   1     2 1 11
32 RENFROE, ALEX 12:38           1 1 2   2     2 2 1
33 PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS 3:51     0/2         1   1         -2
44 TOMIC, ANTE 16:20 4 2/6     4 6 10 2 1 2     3 1 9
Team           3 3 6               6
Totals 200:00 65 15/36 8/18 11/12 10 33 43 16 2 21 3 3 21 16 68
        41.7% 44.4% 91.7%
Head coach: BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS

Head Coaches

PASCUAL, XAVI
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
"It was a very important win for us in a game I think on defense we played 40 minutes very well. Barcelona had turnovers because I think we played excellent tactical and physical defense. I think on offense, it was a game we played better than 71 points, because today that we did not score good averages on free throws and two-point shots. But in general, we took a lot of advantages and had only 7 turnovers. As I said, our play on offense was better than 71 points."
BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
FC Barcelona Lassa
"Tough and close game as we expected. Some details created the final result. Looking at the stats, I think we had 12 more possessions from rebounding, better percentages from free throws and from three-point shots, 1 assist more, but we turned the ball over 21 times. You know, that was very important, key of the game. Panathinaikos found options in the open court, and for us it was very difficult to adjust to that situation. When you turn the ball over, give up easy layups in transition, your confidence is going down and down. I can say that we controlled the rhythm of the game, we just had to avoid all these turnovers, make some more clear and smart decisions to have a chance at the end to win the game. Congratulations to Panathinaikos. "

Players

RIVERS, K.C.
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
"We just came in mentally prepared knowing the significance of this game for both teams. We needed it just as bad as they needed it. It was a good win for us. We kind of wanted to win by more, but a win is a win and we move forward to the next game on Thursday. We had great ball movement, had a lot of options scoring tonight. When you have five or six guys scoring, it balances the team out and everything else takes care of itself. We had spread it out, they had to pick and choose which way they wanted to go. We did have a lot of missed layups, but everyone was there to pick up the pieces and it benefited us tonight."
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