From Advantage...To Disadvantage
EUROLEAGUE - PLAYOFFS (Game 2)
|Panathinaikos||75 - 80||Fenerbahce|
|(20 - 22)
(43 - 45)
(59 - 63)
(75 - 80)
Panathinaikos were defeated by Fenerbahce 75-80 in game 2 of the Euroleague playoffs, falling behind in the series 0-2. The Prasini will now need to win both games in Turkey to have any hopes of advancing to this year's Final-4.
Fenerbahce held the lead for most of the game with Panathinaikos pulling together a comeback in fourth quarter to take the lead with just over five minutes to game. However, a bad spell from the hosts saw Fenerbahce retake the lead.
A late push from the Prasini brought them back into the game late on in the fourth quarter but their careless play during crucial moments allowed Fenerbahce to walk away with the 75-80 win and take a 2-0 series lead.
It was Bogdanovic who once again led the Turkish side to victory finishing the game with 25 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. Udoh also had a great night for the visitors with his 22 points and 9 rebounds.
For Panathinaikos, James finished with 22 points while Singleton and Bourousis scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Panathinaikos, who worked so hard to gain home court advantage for the playoffs, are now in an extremely difficult position as they will now need to win both games in Turkey to send the series to a game 5 which would take place in Athens. Game 3 is scheduled for Tuesday in Turkey.