2017-18Regular SeasonRound 2
October 19, 2017 CET: 20:15
Local time: 21:15 OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTER ATHENS
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Records

0-1 Regular Season 0-1
0-1 Overall 0-1

Officials

Crew Chief
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE, Serbia
Umpire 1
PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO, Spain
Umpire 2
HORDOV, TOMISLAV , Croatia

The Take

Two ambitious teams seek the same first victory as Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens welcomes Brose Bamberg to Athens. The Greens have dominated Bamberg over the years by 7-1 overall and 4-0 at home. Both teams collapsed late in their Round 1 games, giving up 33 points each in the fourth quarter of blowout losses. To avoid the same this time, team leaders Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos and Nikos Zisis of Bamberg will be called on to rally their troops. Nikos Pappas was the best scorer last week for the Greens, but with their fans to motivate them, expect more of his teammates to step up, particularly Chris Singleton, who seldom has two quiet games in a row. Bamberg's largely new group has some battle-tested young vets in Daniel Hackett and Luka Mitrovic, and their experience will come in handy as the visitors strive to summon the chemistry needed to challenge on the road against a good team and its sixth-man crowd. In the end, though, whichever team can reestablish its defensive attitude in this game will go a long way towards winning it.
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Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 SINGLETON, CHRIS C 2.06 27
3 RIVERS, KC F 1.96 30
7 BOCHORIDIS, ELEFTHERIOS G 1.96 23
11 PAPPAS, NIKOS G 1.95 27
12 DENMON, MARCUS G 1.91 27
14 GIST, JAMES F 2.06 30
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN C 2.11 32
16 KALAITZAKIS, GEORGIOS G 1.95 18
19 LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS G 1.83 23
22 GABRIEL, KENNY F 2.05 28
23 AUGUSTE, ZACH C 2.08 24
24 LOJESKI, MATT G 1.98 32
33 CALATHES, NICK G 1.98 28
43 ANTETOKOUNMPO, THANASIS F 2.01 25
44 MITOGLOU, KONSTANTINOS F 2.10 21
Brose Bamberg
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 HACKETT, DANIEL G 1.97 29
1 MILLER, QUINCY F 2.06 24
2 HICKMAN, RICKY G 1.89 32
6 ZISIS, NIKOS G 1.97 34
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ G 1.91 22
8 STAIGER, LUCCA G 1.96 29
9 MITROVIC, LUKA F 2.05 24
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 24
16 OLINDE, LOUIS F 2.05 19
17 EDIGIN, EDDY C 2.01 22
20 HARRIS, ELIAS F 2.03 28
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE F 2.01 28
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK F 1.98 25
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 27
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE G 1.95 31

Player Stats

Pappas, N. / 20.0 Calathes, N. / 14.0 Rivers, KC / 10.0
Zisis, N. / 16.0 Radosevic, L. / 12.0 Hickman, R. / 10.0
Radosevic, L. / 6.0 Zisis, N. / 4.0 Hackett, D. / 3.0
Calathes, N. / 6.0 Pappas, N. / 1.0 Rivers, KC / 1.0
Hickman, R. / 5.0 Zisis, N. / 5.0 Hackett, D. / 4.0
Gist, J. / 2.0 Pappas, N. / 1.0 Calathes, N. / 1.0
Taylor, B. / 1.0 Hickman, R. / 1.0 Heckmann, P. / 1.0
Singleton, C. / 4.0 Rivers, KC / 1.0 Gist, J. / 1.0
Hackett, D. / 1.0 Rubit, A. / 1.0 Taylor, B. / 0.0
2PT
Gabriel, K. / 100.0 % Vougioukas, I. / 100.0 % Pappas, N. / 75.0 %
Rubit, A. / 66.7 % Zisis, N. / 62.5 % Mitrovic, L. / 50.0 %
3PT
Pappas, N. / 25.0 % Rivers, KC / 25.0 % Calathes, N. / 0.0 %
Zisis, N. / 100.0 % Staiger, L. / 100.0 % Hickman, R. / 40.0 %
FT
Pappas, N. / 83.3 % Rivers, KC / 75.0 % Lojeski, M. / 50.0 %
Hickman, R. / 100.0 % Heckmann, P. / 100.0 % Rubit, A. / 100.0 %
PIR
Pappas, N. / 25.0 Calathes, N. / 8.0 Lojeski, M. / 7.0
Zisis, N. / 18.0 Hickman, R. / 11.0 Radosevic, L. / 11.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
71.0 Points 71.0
31.0 Rebounds 27.0
5.0 O. Rebounds 10.0
26.0 D. Rebounds 17.0
9.0 Assists 18.0
6.0 Steals 3.0
6.0 Blocks 2.0
55.6 % 2PT 52.5 %
11.1 % 3PT 29.2 %
55.6 % FT 100.0 %
65.0 PIR 67.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
98.0 Points 88.0
45.0 Rebounds 31.0
11.0 O. Rebounds 6.0
34.0 D. Rebounds 25.0
24.0 Assists 17.0
5.0 Steals 5.0
4.0 Blocks 5.0
56.9 % 2PT 65.1 %
36.4 % 3PT 40.0 %
84.2 % FT 82.4 %
117.0 PIR 109.0

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Bamberg
"It’s always a great opportunity for improvement to play against one of the best organizations, teams, players and coaches in Europe. We need to make a step forward. We try to know each other. The key words are: improve and compete."

Players

HACKETT, DANIEL
Brose Bamberg
"OAKA is always a difficult place to play. Of course it might be different now that I’m here, but still for us it’s important to play a solid game, to be focused and try to get a win. We will still discuss the key things. But for sure they are a very athletic team. They can play uptempo game in their home court and also they got players that can make plays like Calathes, Rivers, Pappas. We have to have a good game plan and see how this develop."

Bamberg has never won in Athens in four previous attempts, with Panathinaikos triumphing in seven of the eight games between the teams.

Xavi Pascual made his Panathinaikos debut last season in Round 3 against Brose in which the Greens rallied to edge Bamberg 83-84 by closing the game on a 0-11 run. Nick Calathes scored a late put-back for the game-winner and came 1 assist shy of a triple-double. Calathes posted 13 points, a career-high 11 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals.

Brose’s Andrea Trinchieri coached Panathinaikos center Ian Vougioukas at Unics Kazan during the 2013-14 season. Brose guard Nikos Zisis was also on that team. Vougioukas and Zisis have also teamed up in the past on the Greek national team.

K.C. Rivers of Panathinaikos and Bryce Taylor of Brose were teammates at German side FC Bayern Munich during the first half of the 2015-16 season.

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Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens

Roster
Dinos Mitoglou is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Streaks
Ian Vougioukas has made 12 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
K.C. Rivers has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Chris Singleton’s 4 blocked shots were the most in the EuroLeague in Round 1.
Nick Calathes ranked third among qualified EuroLeague players last season in steals with 1.4 per game.
Calathes was fourth among qualified EuroLeague players last season in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.65.
Records/Milestones
K.C. Rivers needs 9 more points to reach the 1,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career.
Nick Calathes needs 24 more assists to become just the 21st player in competition history to record 500 career assists.
Lukas Lekavicius needs 15 more points to get to 500 for his EuroLeague career.
James Gist needs 2 more rebounds to reach 700 for his EuroLeague career.

Brose Bamberg

Roster
Quincy Miller and Elias Harris won't be available for the game due to respective injuries.
Malik Muller is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Streaks
Aleksej Nikolic is 13 for 13 from the foul line in his EuroLeague career.
Ricky Hickman has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Nikos Zisis ranked fifth among qualified EuroLeague players last season in free-throw accuracy at 91.2%.
Zisis ranked fifth among qualified EuroLeague players last season in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.61.
Lucca Staiger tied for third among qualified EuroLeague players last season in three-point accuracy, making 50.0% of his attempts.
Records/Milestones
With his next appearance, Nikos Zisis will pass former teammate Ioannis Bourousis for sole possession of third place in career EuroLeague appearances with 285.
Zisis sits seventh on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 814 assists. FC Barcelona Lassa playmaker Thomas Heurtel is sixth with 822.
Zisis needs 14 points to reach the milestone of 2,000 for his EuroLeague career.
Daniel Hackett needs 45 more points to reach 1,000 for his EuroLeague career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
7 - 1
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens Brose Bamberg
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
Home record vs. Brose Bamberg: 4-0
Away record vs. Brose Bamberg: 3-1
Brose Bamberg
Home record vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens: 1-3
Away record vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens: 0-4

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 09 February 2017 Regular Season Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 81 - 72 Brose Bamberg
2016-17 26 October 2016 Regular Season Brose Bamberg 83 - 84 Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
2012-13 28 March 2013 Top 16 Brose Baskets Bamberg 60 - 82 Panathinaikos Athens
2012-13 01 February 2013 Top 16 Panathinaikos Athens 76 - 73 Brose Baskets Bamberg
2011-12 21 December 2011 Regular Season Panathinaikos Athens 71 - 66 Brose Baskets
2011-12 17 November 2011 Regular Season Brose Baskets 79 - 76 Panathinaikos Athens
2007-08 19 December 2007 Regular Season Brose Baskets 58 - 72 Panathinaikos
2007-08 31 October 2007 Regular Season Panathinaikos 66 - 61 Brose Baskets