2018-19Regular SeasonRound 27
March 20, 2019 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTER ATHENS
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 3
Middle East: beIN MENA HD8
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 6
Serbia: SPORTKLUB HD
Georgia: SILK SPORT HD 2 (GMG)
Spain: MOVISTAR DEPORTES 2
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Israel: SPORT 5+
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

13-13 Regular Season 14-12
13-13 Overall 14-12

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Two teams in the thick of the playoffs race face each other on Wednesday when Panathinaikos OPAP Athens hosts KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. The Greens seem to have found their rhythm under coach Rick Pitino and have won their four last games including a last road win at CSKA Moscow. On the other side, Baskonia has won five of its last six games and is also on a final push to make the playoffs. The hosts are just one win behind the guests (13-13 to 14-12) so the stakes in this game, with four games to go in the regular season, are as high as they come.

Earlier this season

This will be the 25th time that these two sides clash in the EuroLeague, and at the moment, the record is at a tied 12-12. In their last meeting in Round 9, Baskonia won at home 86-77, led by six players in double digits as now injured Toko Shengelia had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. For Panathinaikos, Keith Langford had a huge 33 points, but it was not enough to stop Baskonia from taking the win.

Marquee matchup

Georgios Papagiannis and Vincent Poirier are sure to be the main stars on a duel in the paint at OAKA. In the last three games Papagiannis seems to have exploded for Panathinaikos. He averages 12.0 points and 6.3 rebounds in the three last wins by the Greens, and has also shot 18 of 21 for two-points. On the other side, Vincent Poirier is becoming more and more important for Baskonia, even more so with the absence of Toko Shengelia. Poirier averages 11.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 26 appearances this season, 21 of them as a starter. The duel in the paint between these two players will be a main stage during the game.

Keys to victory: Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos is in a sweet moment and it has come at the right time. However, there is nothing done yet and the Greens will have to work hard under the boards to stop Baskonia's league-third-best 35.4 rebounds per game. Baskonia is also third in assists (18.9 apg.) so the hosts will have to step up in defense especially, as they seem to have the offensive side of Pitino's philosophy down by now. The crowd at OAKA will surely be a big boost for Panathinaikos in this final push for a playoff berth that seemed so far away less than a month ago.

Keys to victory: Baskonia

Baskonia's injury problems could be a big burden this double-round week. The guests are missing some of their top contributors in Shengelia, Jayson Granger and now also Matt Janning. The rest of the players will have to step up to play hard in order to maintain their current place among the top eight in the standings. Defense will be paramount, as the Greens have increased their points production in the last games and at home they will be in a good position to keep that trend going. Panathinaikos has the second weakest numbers in the league from beyond the arc, so avoiding them to get inside could be a good way to go for Baskonia.

Monday, March 18, 2019
Euroleague.net
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 THOMAS, DESHAUN F 2.01 27
5 LANGFORD, KEITH G 1.93 35
6 PAPAGIANNIS, GEORGIOS C 2.20 21
9 SAKELLARIOU, EVANGELOS G 1.91 29
10 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.05 24
11 PAPPAS, NIKOS G 1.95 28
14 GIST, JAMES F 2.04 32
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN C 2.10 33
16 KALAITZAKIS, GEORGIOS G 1.99 20
19 LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS G 1.81 24
23 KILPATRICK, SEAN G 1.93 29
24 LOJESKI, MATT F 1.98 33
33 CALATHES, NICK G 1.96 30
43 ANTETOKOUNMPO, THANASIS F 2.00 26
44 MITOGLOU, KONSTANTINOS F 2.10 22
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 PENAVA, AJDIN C 2.06 22
3 VILDOZA, LUCA G 1.91 23
5 GONZALEZ, MIGUEL G 2.01 20
7 VOIGTMANN, JOHANNES C 2.14 26
8 SEDEKERSKIS, TADAS F 2.00 21
9 HUERTAS, MARCELINHO G 1.90 35
11 JANNING, MATT G 1.93 30
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.11 23
15 GRANGER, JAYSON G 1.89 29
17 POIRIER, VINCENT C 2.13 25
20 RAIESTE, SANDER F 2.04 19
21 JONES, JALEN F 2.01 25
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE C 2.06 27
29 GARINO, PATRICIO F 2.01 25
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON F 2.01 24
32 HILLIARD, DARRUN F 1.98 25
47 KURUCS, ARTURS G 1.90 19

Player Stats

Calathes, N. / 11.7 Langford, K. / 11.2 Thomas, D. / 9.7
Shengelia, T. / 12.7 Poirier, V. / 11.2 Janning, M. / 10.8
Calathes, N. / 8.4
Huertas, M. / 4.7 Vildoza, L. / 3.9
Calathes, N. / 1.7
Poirier, V. / 0.9 Diop, I. / 0.5
2PT
Papagiannis, G. / 75.6 % Antetokounmpo, T. / 74.1 % Lojeski, M. / 64.6 %
Poirier, V. / 62.0 % Voigtmann, J. / 61.3 % Shields, S. / 56.6 %
3PT
Langford, K. / 38.6 % Lekavicius, L. / 37.8 % Papapetrou, I. / 37.7 %
Huertas, M. / 47.4 % Vildoza, L. / 41.3 % Shields, S. / 38.0 %
FT
Langford, K. / 83.6 % Pappas, N. / 82.6 % Gist, J. / 71.0 %
Huertas, M. / 87.5 % Shields, S. / 85.7 % Janning, M. / 84.8 %
PIR
Poirier, V. / 16.4 Shengelia, T. / 15.4 Voigtmann, J. / 11.2

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.3 Points 81.9
32.6 Rebounds 35.4
10.7 O. Rebounds 10.9
22.0 D. Rebounds 24.5
16.8 Assists 18.9
7.2 Steals 6.7
2.6 Blocks 2.3
55.5 % 2PT 54.7 %
31.2 % 3PT 36.8 %
70.1 % FT 75.6 %
85.5 PIR 92.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.3 Points 79.1
34.9 Rebounds 31.6
11.5 O. Rebounds 9.2
23.5 D. Rebounds 22.4
18.0 Assists 17.6
5.6 Steals 6.9
2.9 Blocks 2.5
53.2 % 2PT 52.3 %
35.9 % 3PT 37.6 %
74.7 % FT 78.1 %
87.7 PIR 86.3
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
12 - 12
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Home record vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 8-3
Away record vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 3-9
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Home record vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens: 9-3
Away record vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens: 3-8

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 23 November 2018 Regular Season KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 86 - 77 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
2017-18 08 February 2018 Regular Season Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 80 - 76 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2017-18 02 November 2017 Regular Season KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 85 - 84 Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
2016-17 23 March 2017 Regular Season Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 63 - 72 Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
2016-17 23 December 2016 Regular Season Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 69 - 68 Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2015-16 19 April 2016 Playoffs Panathinaikos Athens 75 - 84 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
2015-16 15 April 2016 Playoffs Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 82 - 78 Panathinaikos Athens
2015-16 13 April 2016 Playoffs Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 84 - 68 Panathinaikos Athens
2013-14 07 March 2014 Top 16 Panathinaikos Athens 61 - 68 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2013-14 10 January 2014 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 64 - 72 Panathinaikos Athens
2013-14 29 November 2013 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 79 - 77 Panathinaikos Athens
2013-14 25 October 2013 Regular Season Panathinaikos Athens 95 - 74 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2010-11 17 February 2011 Top 16 Panathinaikos Athens 76 - 74 Caja Laboral Vitoria
2010-11 03 February 2011 Top 16 Caja Laboral Vitoria 77 - 70 Panathinaikos Athens
2006-07 04 May 2007 Final Four Panathinaikos 67 - 53 Tau Ceramica
2005-06 12 April 2006 Playoffs Panathinaikos 71 - 74 Tau Ceramica
2005-06 06 April 2006 Playoffs Tau Ceramica 85 - 79 Panathinaikos
2005-06 04 April 2006 Playoffs Panathinaikos 84 - 72 Tau Ceramica
2004-05 23 March 2005 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 86 - 69 Panathinaikos
2004-05 09 March 2005 Top 16 Panathinaikos 93 - 81 Tau Ceramica
2004-05 26 January 2005 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 84 - 82 Panathinaikos
2004-05 01 December 2004 Regular Season Panathinaikos 99 - 95 Tau Ceramica
2002-03 29 January 2003 Regular Season Panathinaikos 86 - 83 Tau Ceramica
2002-03 06 November 2002 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 75 - 76 Panathinaikos