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Panathinaikos greets Partizan Belgrade

Panathinaikos, undefeated until last week in this season’s Euroleague, will be looking to bounce back when it hosts Partizan Belgrade tonight in its final home game for the Euroleague’s regular season. The Athens club, a three-time European champion, with all titles coming over the past decade, lost against Unicaja last week after having traveled to Spain with both Group B’s top spot and a berth in the competition’s second stage already assured. Parizan lies equal fourth in Group B with three other rivals – Cibona, Lottomatica Roma and Unicaja – all on 5-7 records and pushing for qualifying berths. The top five teams of the competition’s three eight-team groups advance along with the sixth-placed team with the best record. Olympiakos, second in Group A, is hosted by third-placed Dynamo Moscow, a game behind, tomorrow. Aris, also playing tomorrow, will be looking for victory, away, against Zalgiris to secure its place in the next round. Zalgiris’s 1-11 record is the competition’s worst.