Thursday October 30, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
19o C
12o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Sweet victory for Greens over Efes

By George Georgakopoulos

Panathinaikos made it three out of three in the second group stage of the Euroleague thrashing Turkeyís Anadolu Efes 78-64 at the Olympic Sports Hall in Athens on Friday. The Greens are now joint top of the table with Barcelona.

Anadolu Efes came well-prepared for the game, given it now has a Greek coach, Vangelis Angelou, but the only period it had the lead in the game was for a couple of minutes toward the end of the first half.

With 13,000 fans behind them, the Greek champions had the upper hand throughout the first quarter of the game (23-21) but ran into problems with the Turkish defense in the second, with the visitors temporarily getting a slim lead.

Panathinaikos had problems with the slow pace of the game and made none out of seven three-pointers in the second period, but Mike Batiste kept the host in the game and gifted it a slender first-half lead (37-36).

As usual the Greens tightened up their defense in the second half to lead by 13 points seven minutes from the end (67-54), with Dimitris Diamantidis and Ramel Curry bringing the game up to the Greensí favorite pace and producing some spectacular assists for James Gist and Stephane Lasme.

That great all-around performance in the second half saw Panathinaikos secure a 14-point win in the end that did not only preserve the teamís perfect record in the second group stage but also gave it a head start should it end up level on points with Efes, and secured the best possible morale ahead of the derby of eternal rivals on Monday against Olympiakos at home.

Diamantidis stood out with 17 points and nine assists, while Lasme had 16 points and eight rebounds.

ekathimerini.com , Friday Jan 17, 2014 (23:33)  
Greece drops Samaras for Euro 2016 qualifier
Panathinaikos and PAOK retain perfect record
Gattuso recalls resignation from OFI bench
Dull Super League derby ends in Olympiakos victory
In Athens, NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border
NATO's new chief said on Thursday the alliance is increasing its readiness and air policing following a spike in Russian air force activity in Eastern Europe. Jens Stoltenberg said while NAT...
Germany denies backing proposal for Greece to exit aid program
Germany denied itís given support to proposals that would help Greece exit its bailout early, dealing a blow to a plan thatís already unnerved investors in the nationís debt. The German gove...
Inside News
Italy, Greece banks lead Europe decliners amid capital concerns
Italian and Greek banks led stock declines among the regionís lenders after European Banking Authority Chairman Andrea Enria said stress tests completed last week arenít foolproof and more m...
European stocks tumble as banks decline after Enriaís comments
European stocks retreated, erasing earlier gains, as banks from peripheral euro-area nations tumbled. U.S. index futures and Asian shares also declined. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index fell 0.7 p...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
Time is running out in Afghanistan
Thirteen years after the attacks on the Twin Towers and NATO's entry into the war in Afghanistan, things remain pretty much unchanged: Political instability and insecurity †reign in the Cent...
COMMENTARY
Cool heads required
Itís time for Athens and Nicosia to deal with the current situation in Cyprusís Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), which a Turkish seismic research vessel has breached against international law,...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
†RECENT NEWS
1. In Athens, NATO chief sees spike in Russian flights on border
2. Greece drops Samaras for Euro 2016 qualifier
3. Germany denies backing proposal for Greece to exit aid program
4. Boy, 13, dies after falling from fifth floor in Thessaloniki
5. Italy, Greece banks lead Europe decliners amid capital concerns
6. Civil servants to be investigated for transferring money abroad
more news
Today
This Week
1. Greek euro dilemma is back as minister predicts volatility
2. Students hijack university senate meeting
3. Clientelism belongs to the past, says Mitsotakis
4. Peripheral banks lead European shares lower after positive start
5. Over 1,500 buildings and vehicles damaged in flash floods
6. European stocks tumble as banks decline after Enriaís comments
Today
This Week
1. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
2. Austriaís creative bookkeeping beats Greece on secret debts
3. Cyprus to block Turkey's EU talks after EEZ violation
4. End of reason, end of humanity
5. Clean bill of health for Greek banks from stress tests
6. Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
†††Find us ...
††... on
Twitter
†† ††... on Facebook ††
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright © 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.