Sunday October 26, 2014 Search
Weather | Athens
17o C
13o C
News
Business
Comment
Life
Sports
Community
Survival Guide
Greek Edition
Bramos leads die-hard PAO hoopsters to win at Cantu

Derwin Kitchen collected four rebounds for Panathinaikos.

By George Georgakopoulos

Depleted Panathinaikos practically secured qualification to the top 16 of the Euroleague with a dramatic as well as brave 71-69 victory over Mapooro Cantu in Italy on Friday.

The Greens had key players Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Andy Panko missing in this crucial encounter, but also had Mike Bramos on fire as he made seven out of nine three-pointers and collected nine rebounds.

The game was poor in quality but was closely fought throughout, since there was little separating the two teams on the night. The superior experience and quality of Panathinaikos was offset by the Greek side's 22 turnovers, compared with just nine by Cantu.

The Greens had a positive start to the game, leading 19-15 after the first period, but the hosts who were boosted by a vocal capacity crowd levelled the score at 34-34 by halftime.

A buzzer-beating three-pointer by Bramos gave Panathinaikos a four-point lead at the end of the third period (54-50), only for Cantu to start the last period with nine unanswered points.

However, Bramos kept Panathinaikos in the game with his consecutive three-pointers and turned a 66-60 deficit into a 71-68 last-minute lead that Cantu could not overturn.

The players of coach Argyris Pesoulakis were also dominant in rebounds, collecting 39 against the hosts' 22, to secure their fourth win in seven group games. Bramos scored 21 points, followed by Dimitris Diamantidis with 15.

The match also marked the Euroleague debut for new Panathinaikos signing Marcus Banks, who ended the game with nine points.

ekathimerini.com , Friday November 23, 2012 (22:56)  
A win is a win is a win for Olympiakos
Panathinaikos snatches point at Eindhoven
Greens succumb to first loss at Bayern
Robertos heroics make Kasamis goal count
Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
Authorities began on Saturday assessing the damage done by flash floods in various parts of Athens a day earlier, with Prime Minister Antonis Samaras pledging that all those affected would b...
No court hearings for civil cases
Greek courts are to stop conducting hearings, which include witness questioning, for civil cases, according to plans drawn up by the Justice Ministry. Kathimerini understands that in a bid t...
Inside News
Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
Economic reforms in Cyprus are starting to yield results, the government said on Saturday after one credit-rating agency upgraded its rating and a second its outlook for the bailed-out count...
TAIPED waits for green light from Eurostat
Eurostat has frozen the securitization of properties that the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (TAIPED) had been planning. The project, drafted to bring some 400 million euros into t...
Inside Business
COMMENTARY
End of reason, end of humanity
The effects of a slew of new and increased taxes introduced since the start of the crisis were first observed in the wages of those still fortunate enough to have jobs, who saw their take-ho...
EDITORIAL
Banks need to step up
What has been leaked so far regarding the results of the stress tests on Greeces lenders, which are due to be published on Sunday, appears positive. Greece needs a healthy, private banking ...
Inside Comment
SPONSORED LINK: FinanzNachrichten.de
SPONSORED LINK: BestPrice.gr
RECENT NEWS
1. Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
2. Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
3. No court hearings for civil cases
4. Greeces lenders seem adamant that govt must act on bailout commitments
5. Future of Attica trash set to become clearer
6. Policeman admits to murder of his cousin-in-law
more news
Today
This Week
1. End of reason, end of humanity
2. Samaras pledges action after flash floods in Athens
3. Banks need to step up
4. Greeces lenders seem adamant that govt must act on bailout commitments
5. No court hearings for civil cases
6. Nicosia says reforms are bringing results
Today
This Week
1. The past, present and future of the Greek debt crisis
2. Greeces closed society is central to its current malaise
3. Greece must stick to reforms, says Schaeuble
4. At least 11 banks to fail European stress tests, three in Greece, report says
5. Cyprus to block Turkey's EU talks after EEZ violation
6. Stop moaning and get in the game
Find us ...
... on
Twitter
... on Facebook
About us  |  Subscriptions  |  Advertising  |  Contact us  |  Athens Plus  |  RSS  |   
Copyright 2014, H KAΘHMEPINH All Rights Reserved.