Panathinaikos comes on top in the scoring battle against Zalgiris 28

Panathinaikos Athens rounded a double round week by downing Zalgiris Kaunas 96-94 in the Greek capital on Friday.

Tyrese Rice led the winners with 20 points. DeShaun Thomas added 16, Nick Calathes 14, Jimmer Fredette 11 and Ioannis Papapetrou 10 for Panathinaikos.

Thomas Walkup and Lukas Lekavicius led Zalgiris with 16 points apiece. KC Rivers added 13, Jock Landale had 11 while Zach LeDay and Edgaras Ulanovas got 10 apiece for the guests.

Landale got Zalgiris going with a jump hook, getting help from Walkup and Ulanovas for a 2-6 lead. Calathes hit his trademark floater but Arturas Milaknis, Ulanovas and Landale each scored around the basket to keep the guests ahead. Thomas stepped up with a layup and Papapetrou added a three-point play but Milaknis struck from downtown, then LeDay took over with a baseline jumper and a huge dunk, before following Lekavicius’s jumper with a three-pointer for 13-24. Rice struck from beyond the arc and Jacob Wiley added a tip-in but Rivers buried a triple to give Zalgiris a 18-27 margin after 10 minutes.

Thomas and Rivers exchanged baskets early in the second, then Papapetrou took over with an alley-oop layup. Lekavicius scored in penetration but Papapetrou, Rice and Thomas brought the hosts closer, 27-32. Papagiannis scored down low and Rice struck from downtown off an ankle-breaker move to ignite the crowd, but Ulanovas scored in penetration and Nigel Hayes added a triple to give Zalgiris fresh air at 32-40. Rice and Calathes brought Panathinaikos back, then Wesley Johnson downed a three-pointer for 40-41. But Lekavicius had 8 points late in the first half to keep his team ahead, 46-49, at halftime.

Fredette and Rivers struck from beyond the arc immediately after the break, then Papapetrou dunked for 51-52. Walkup hit a jumper and a red-hot Rivers buried a three-pointer but Rice answered twice, and then again to complete the host’s comeback, 61-59. LeDay and Walkup helped Zalgiris tie it at 64-64, before Calathes scored off a steal, fed Thomas for a three-pointer and sank a jumper that gave his team a 71-66 margin after 30 minutes.

Walkup delivered a reverse layup early in the fourth but Johnson hit a triple, Calathes found Papagiannis for a dunk and soon added a fast break layup for a 78-70 lead. Papagiannis stayed on fire with an alley-oop dunk and a put-back basket for a double-digit game, 82-72. Milaknis and Lekavicius gave Zalgiris hope, 83-78, with under 4 minutes left. But Thomas sank back-to-back corner triples, from the same spot, that seemed to seal the outcome, 89-78. Landale struck twice from beyond the arc, however, Walkup scored again and Hayes added a three-point play for 94-91 with 17.3 seconds to go. Fredette sank free throws before Hayes downed a corner triple to get Zalgiris within 96-94 with 7.5 seconds left. Zalgiris got the steal it needed but could not get a shot up in time.

Comments

  1. liveas
  2. Zalgiris

    Reikia suzaist protingaI Ziuresim Kaip Lekavicius jau jausis Riversui geraI zinoma

  3. kaunas

    pirmyn zalieji mes jega saras jega

  4. Batai

    Nėra centro ir visus kamuolius nusiima pao, gera jaskos strategija

  5. #

    Pikta ziurint nors tu ka. Jei ne vadybos nieko neveikimas ir savo tragisku sprendimu del PG ne tik netaisymas, bet ignoravimas – labai realiai galetume dabar kovoti del 8-tos. O dabar del nepaskutines kova belikusi… Net nezinau del ko labiau nervas ima, kad neva nturejo pinigu ant backup pg ar kad piktybiskai ignoravo skyle visiska

  6. Opa

    Eikit jus nx ir patya zaiskit mokslinikai jobani

  7. 709

    Na kova vyko iki galo bet kai visada pritruko vieno metimo. Galima drasiai iskovoti pergales ir su sia sudetim. Nemanau kad komandai dabar reikalingas naujokas. reikia apsispresti kas lieka kitam sezonui ir pratesti sutartis jau dabar, o po sezono tik palopyt spragas.

  8. Apmaudu

    Paleidom 3 kelininio gale 4 vel kai reikia stringam bet per velai susiemam

  9. Kaunas

    Ka tu gali apsugyntI visa galva ankstesnI PapagianI kartoja metimus neatsikovojam

  10. Kaunas

    Bet zalgiris kovoja 2 rate zaidzia daug geriau ir pataikymas geresnis 10 tritaskis

  11. Kaunas

    Truko Salto proto dar Walkupas prameta vienas ant saves zaidzia grybas

  12. DidesnI sansai

    Butu apmaudI prazanga pries Fredettea kuris gerai bauda meta nors Calathes nebaude tai Rice baude

  13. Hayes parode save

    Suteike vilties gale kiek jau tokiu runktyniu paleidom

  14. Zalgiris

    O galejom but 14 dabar butina pergale pries alba ir 3 pergales intume asvel oly

  15. Bate kokio

    Centro tau visa galva ankstesnI pao centrai kiek nuo Rice prasileidom kur ne kur progu neisnaudojom

  16. Saras

    Skausmingus taskus skaiciuojantis saras taskas ten ziauru truputi

  17. Ule

    Nusivyles ulanovas begale klaidu gynyboje labiausiaI pirstais badyti reikia I ja

  18. Pitino

    Pitino pagirymaI zalgiriui Didele pagarba jiems uz tai kaip jie zaide

  19. Kosmaras gynyboje

    Kol puolime zalgiris spindejo gynyboje ziojejo didziules skyles

  20. To #

    Apie koki PG galim sneket senai sakiau jog motiejuns tik pasakaites pasake rinkoj jog nieko nera, o sau i kisene isidejo biski pinigeliu ir nera is ko imti pg

  21. aaa

    siaip rungtynes atrode labai neblogai, bet tenka pripazinti fakta kad pao siai dienai tikrai yra stipresni, tad ir zalgirio pergale butu labiau laimes reikalas… taip pat sikart ir as prisidedu prie stumianciu ant walkupo, tikrai skandino nemazai vietu snd nors ir tasku primete, bet lemiamos akimirkos buvo jo klaidos. su luku tikrai komanda atrodo zymiai geriau… aisku ir po krepsiu skyles, centrai pao visa galva jei ne dviem aukstesnio lygio uz musiskius. landale per kudas yra, valgyt jam daugiau reikia nes nustumia kas netingi, o leday irgi atletiskumo biski truksta ir reakcijos, toks vaizdas kad visalaik kokia puse sekundes paveluoja pasokt kai reiktu kamuoli pasiimt… nesuprantu kdl gebenas prasedejo visiskai ant suolo, tikrai buvo galima bent 5 min pasistumdyt isleist, nes jis tikrai siuo metu tvirciausias fiziskai is centru. keista bet hayes snd visai neblogai atrode, milas jau pradeda erzint labiau uz jankuna, nes jankunas dar bent momentais prabunda, o milas jau visai pamiges ant lauru neaisku kieno…

  22. Atenai

    Zingsnis I prielki zingsnis atgal zalgiris buksuoja svarbiausioje saro trajektorijoje

  23. aaa

    siaip pastebejimas bet idomu ar kuri nors komanda per visa eurolygos istorija yra turejus -3 tasku santyki ir buvus lenteles dugne:D

  24. to To #

    o tu šiaip truputį kvailokas ir taip šmaikštauji, ar tiesiog iš tiesų toks debilas?

  25. Zalgiris sausio18

    Jau manau Kad Kazin ar besizvalgo izaidejo

  26. To

    Kvailokas nemenkai

  27. Pataikymas

    Dabar beje svarbu kad jau pataikymas gereja tritaskiai pataikomi

  28. zalgiris

    zali jega saras jega o visi kiti lopai