Abrines in action in the Euroleague / EUROLEAGUE

Barça Lassa came into the game against Panathinaikos with the desire to record a prestigious victory over the Greeks to claim one of the top two positions in the group in the Euroleague. Both sides started slowly, missed shots being the order of the day. Nevertheless, it did not take long for the teams to get into their stride and the blaugranes ended the first quarter with a slight advantage of 22-21.

In the second quarter it was a different story. Xavi Pascual’s side shooting let them down and they lost control of the court. The Greek forced the blaugranes to shoot from the outside and for that reason the home side took control. The pace of the game rose and Panathinaikos benefitted, putting themselves further ahead with Raduljica impressive, scoring 15 points before half time at which the Greeks went in 10 points up at 45-35.

The second half began as the first had ended, the home side in control, Raduljica continuing the form that would see him with 25 points at the end of the game. Abrines tried to bring Barça back into the contest, leading the side to a seven point unanswered spree that saw then only 66-57 behind.
Barça¡s Perperoglu, returning to his former home, scored a spectacular three pointer to bring the blaugranes to within six point at 66-60. The Greek blaugrana scored two more from distance to with the help of Oleson, Barça were just a point behind at 71-70.

Panathinaikos woke up and a spell when they outscored Barça 11-2 led them to a 82-74 lead. Xavi Pascual’s side did not give up but in the end they went down to a 93-86 defeat, giving Panathinaikos their first win against in 10 matches. Barça Lassa will not have to wait until their next game in the Euroleague before assuring themselves of a place in the top two of the group.


[HIGHLIGHTS] BASKET (Euroleague): Panathinaikos... por fcbarcelona

MATCH STATS

Panathinaikos, 93

FC Barcelona Lassa, 86

Panathinaikos: Sasha (7), Feldeine (7), Gist (10), Calathes (9) i Kuzmic (2) – starting five-  Pavlovic (7), Jankovic (4), Raduljica (25), Nikos Pappas (4) i Diamantidis (20)

FC Barcelona: Satoransky (6), Navarro (5), Perperoglou (13), Doellman (6) i Tomic (11) – starting five – Abrines (21), Arroyo (9), Pau Ribas (1), Lawal (6), Samuels (2), Oleson (3), Venzekov (3)