2016-17Regular SeasonRound 9
November 25, 2016 CET: 20:45
Local time: 21:45 OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTER ATHENS
Ioannis Bourousis - Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens - EB16

Greens survive stern Darussafaka challenge

Panathinaikos Athens held off visiting Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 86-80 at Olympic Sports Center Athens on Friday night. Both teams now hold 5-4 records. Panathinaikos led by as many as 14 points in the second quarter, but Will Clyburn led Darussafaka’s rally and his long jumper gave the visitors their only lead of the second half, 76-77. But Ioannis Bourousis, Nick Calathes and Chris Singleton made plays down the stretch as Panathinaikos prevailed. Bourousis finished with 18 points, including a put-back with 11.6 seconds to go and then 2 free throws in the final seconds that sealed the deal. KC Rivers and Singleton scored 13 points apiece, Nikos Pappas 12 and Calathes collected 11 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in victory. Clyburn played entire 40 minutes, and paced Darussafaka with 26 points and 9 rebounds, Brad Wanamaker scored 19 and James Anderson 16 points in defeat.

Calathes got Panathinaikos going, fueling the Greens to an early 12-7 lead, before Rivers hit a three that sparked a 9-2 run and opened a 21-12 lead. Clyburn had 8 points in the first quarter for Darussafaka, helping cut it to 21-16, before Wanamaker scored 9 points in the second quarter, including a three-pointer and a pair of runners that got the visitors within 33-29. But back-to-back triples from Singleton and Pappas quickly pushed the margin to double figures, 39-29. Rivers hit a triple, his tenth point of the night, helping increase the margin to 14 and eventually to 46-34 at halftime. Darussafaka scored the first 7 points of the second. Semih Erden made his presence felt inside, Wanamaker and Anderson contributed, and Clyburn’s fastbreak dunk cut the deficit to 48-46. Darussafaka allowed no field goals for almost six minutes to open the third quarter, but a jumper from James and a triple from Rivers on consecutive trips down the floor restored breathing room for the hosts at 56-48. Clyburn strung together 6 points, helping keep the visitors close, but with Bourousis fighting inside and Pappas hitting a triple, the hosts kept 64-60 lead going into fourth quarter. Bourousis committed his fourth personal foul at the very end of third quarter, but Demetris Nichols made a triple and a fade-away jumper to make it 69-60. However, Anderson nailed two triples, Wilbekin hit another and Clyburn’s jumper put the visitors in front, 76-77 with less than three minutes to go. But Bourousis dished to Calathes for a reverse layup and Singleton stole the ball on the perimeter and raced for a fastbreak dunk and an 80-77 edge with 90 seconds to go. Anderson split free throws, but Bourousis made a put-back with 11.6 seconds to go, making it 82-78 and essentially sealing the outcome.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Euroleague.net
Referees: JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), ROCHA, FERNANDO (POR), PASTUSIAK, PIOTR (POL)
Attendance: 7347
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Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens21251822
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul16182620
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Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens21466486
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul16346080
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 SINGLETON, CHRIS 27:25 13 4/4 1/3 2/2 2 4 6 1 2 3 1   4 3 17
2 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 22:43 7 1/2 1/1 2/2   3 3 2     2   3 1 11
3 RIVERS, K.C. 24:52 13 2/4 3/5     3 3   1       4 1 10
5 JAMES, MIKE 17:05 7 3/6 0/2 1/2       3 1     1 1 2 5
7 BOCHORIDIS, ELEFTHERIOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 FOTSIS, ANTONIS 10:00 3   1/1   2 1 3     1     3 1 3
11 PAPPAS, NIKOS 24:56 12 3/6 2/4     3 3 2         2 1 11
12 FELDEINE, JAMES 9:40   0/1 0/1 0/2       1   1     1 2 -3
15 CHARALAMPOPOULOS, VASILIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 GABRIEL, KENNY 12:27 2 1/1 0/1   1 1 2 1     1   1   4
29 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS 17:25 18 2/3 0/2 14/18 4 1 5 2     1   4 13 28
33 CALATHES, NICK 33:27 11 4/12 1/4 0/1 1 6 7 5 1     2 2 2 10
Team           1 1 2     2          
Totals 200:00 86 20/39 9/24 19/27 11 23 34 17 5 7 5 3 25 26 96
        51.3% 37.5% 70.4%
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
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE 25:30 8 2/4 1/2 1/3 1 3 4 7 1 1   1 1 2 14
3 ARSLAN, ENDER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
7 TUREN, METIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 BATUK, BIRKAN 17:08     0/2     2 2           2   -2
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 10:21 5 2/3   1/4 1 3 4     1     4 2 2
11 WANAMAKER, BRAD 35:24 19 5/12 1/1 6/7 1 3 4 3 1 5   1 3 5 15
12 CLYBURN, WILL 40:00 26 11/20 0/1 4/5 6 3 9 1 1 3 1 2 1 5 26
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 16:32 2 1/2     1 1 2       1   4 1 1
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 4:18   0/2       2 2 1   1     3   -3
23 ANDERSON, JAMES 25:47 16 3/8 3/5 1/3 2 5 7     1   1 4 4 12
44 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 8:50   0/1     1   1       1   2 1  
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS 16:10 4     4/6   2 2 1         2 4 7
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 80 24/52 5/11 17/28 16 26 42 13 3 12 3 5 26 24 77
        46.2% 45.5% 60.7%
Head coach: BLATT, DAVID

Head Coaches

PASCUAL, XAVI
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens

"We are very happy for this win. We did a great job in the first half. We controlled the game, the score - we had 10 assists and only 4 turnovers in the first half, with excellent shooting percentages from two-point and three-point range. We lost control in the beginning of the third quarter and after this, a new game started. Then we didn't play well but in the end, it was a very important win for us. I think that most EuroLeague games are being very tough for all teams, and very balanced. Until now, we competed in all games and had options to win them all. I think it says a lot about us being a team that wants to win and get better than the day before. It is obvious that we have to improve in many ways but today, for instance, we took better decisions in the final minutes that we did in previous games. In the end, winning can depend on one or two details and we managed to control those details tonight. We had a chance to break the game when we had an 11-point lead, missing a fast break opportunity that led to a three-pointer by Darussafaka, which changed the game. In this EuroLeague, if you make a mistake, your opponent can hit a couple of three-point shots and it is a brand new game."

"We lost control in the beginning of the third quarter, and that is when a completely new game started. Darussafaka improved its confidence, while we lost a little of our confidence. But we fought, and in the last moments we played better than Darussafaka, made few plays on offense and defense, and that is why we won the game."

BLATT, DAVID
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"Congratulations to coach Pascual and Panathinaikos. It was a hard fought game, and game we certainly had a chance to win. We missed 11 free throws, what was really a one-point game, and that pretty much sums it up for me. Games like this that come down to the end, you make the play, or don’t make the play and the other guy does make a play, and that ultimately determines the outcome. But a lot goes into the game beyond that. We played without Luke Harangody and Adrian Moerman, we were thin at power forward, and we needed Will Clyburn to play the whole game. And he played it beautifully. I wish he can play every game 40 minutes, but he can’t. Tonight he had to."

Players

BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
"We played hard the entire game. We made many mistakes on offense and on defense, but played hard 40 minutes and managed to win. It is an important win after we lost the last two games. Now we have to continue the same way in the next game at Barcelona. We don’t play alone, Darussafaka is good. They had a big win against CSKA. This is a good win."
CLYBURN, WILL
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We fought hard in the second half. We got some important rebounds. But we did a lot of mistakes down the stretch, had some unnecessary plays and we just gave away the game. We’ll look at the next game."
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