Panathinaikos comeback to defeat Real Madrid

Panathinaikos comeback to defeat Real Madrid


Panathinaikos 82 - 80 Real Madrid
(23 - 28)
(40 - 54)
(64 - 69)
(82 - 80)

Panathinaikos’ remained undefeated at home this season after coming from behind to defeat Real Madrid 82-80 at the OAKA Olympic stadium.

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Panathinaikos trailed by as many as 14-points, but managed to hold off the Spanish giants in the final moments of the game. James Gist converted from the free throw line to put  Panathinaikos ahead 82-80 with 15 seconds left in the game. Real Madrid failed to convert on the final possession as Panathinaikos remained undefeated at home this season.

Panathinaikos record improved to 6-3 while RealMadrid drop to 5-4 after nine rounds of regular season play. 

The Greek champions had four players in double-digits with Rivers (20 points), Gist (15 points, 7 rebounds) and Calathes (12 points, 8 assists) leading the team’s comeback in the third quarter.


by Peter Katsiris
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