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Panathinaikos – AEK 79-72: “Green” qualification, “Yellow-Black” applause (video)

Panathinaikos – AEK 79-72: “Green” qualification, “Yellow-Black” applause (video)

Panathinaikos defeated AEK again (79-72), in the first quarter-final of the quarter-finals in Crete, and qualified for the semi-finals. He is waiting for PAOK or ARI. Mission to Heraklion: Michalis Golinoglou. :

Hey Panathinaikos He had to put his soul on the ground to bend the fighter's resistance Ike BeatsonWho refused to give up and achieved victory and qualification until the last minute.

Panathinaikos had Dino Mitoglou as their top scorer, scoring 17 points in the first half and only 5 in the second, but they were particularly clinical.

AEK with Mindaugas Kuzminskas in their lineup a month and a half later was a completely different defence. She played her opponent straight and bowed due to mistakes and lack of options.

Panathinaikos – AIK: Match

Different organization and different match, except for the last minute of the second half. this time Ike Beatson He fights. Struggle. And she got her reward. With the key word in the following being defense.

His return played an important role in this part Mindaugas Kuzminskas, After a month and a half. And of course Panathinaikos failed.

AEK started with Dimitris Agravanis in the midfield position, a move that may have confused Panathinaikos rather than helping them. The game was close and until 12-12, Kuzmiskas scored 5 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 assist.

And Kendrick Nunn stayed at one point! AEK's defensive efforts had an impact: from three fouls Randall, Yes T And Ntsiboglu. At the same time, Panathinaikos Earned 15 points (on 19 attempts) from shots.

AEK went on an 8-2 run to turn a 20-15 lead into 22-23, but that was the last time they would lead in the first half.

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Panathinaikos was excellent Dino Mitoglou– Leading the attack with 17 points. His three-pointer at the end of the second half gave Panathinaikos a 9-point lead, as AEK were putting in a serious bid to make the game a derby until the end.

The latter was limited to the first two periods, as it turned out. Panathinaikos scored +9, +14 (46-32), while AEK, without the liveliness of the first half, tried to stay close to the result. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, with McCray leading the way in scoring (13 points), Union trailed 59-50.

And then at 59-52 with his fingernail Kosloglu. the Ergin Ataman He didn't want to leave anything to chance. He called a timeout and returned to court MitogluDespite committing 4 personal mistakes.

This did not deter AEK. She continued her streak (12-0) with a three-pointer by Hollins (59-55). But Panathinaikos immediately found a three-point solution (62-55). Mitoglu To score for the first time in the second half.

After one attack, Grant made it 64-55. AEK still has…soul to give. At 2:15, he managed to reduce the score to 8 (72-66) thanks to the stubbornness of Kuzminskas.

AEK pressed and McRae with two shots (1:40 to go) pulled one back: 72-67. Lesueur gave the points with two 2/2 shots (74-67), but AEK was still there: three-pointer and 74-70.

Noon chose to carry out the decisive attack, but he was subjected to an offensive obstruction in the fifth of the match! Ball to AEK with 56.4 to go.

But it was AEK's turn… to sell the ball, and a wrong pass from Randall! Grant won on a shooting foul, going 2/2 and putting Panathinaikos at +6.

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Kuzminskas immediately reduced the score (76-72) and Grigonis went for shots. He made no mistakes and made the score 78-72.

Hollins missed the 3-pointer and Hernangometh went for the shot to seal the win and take the lead.

Where was the match refereed?: Almost in the final, with AEK reduced to 4 (74-70) and in the decisive attack, while they took out the defense… they sold the ball with a wrong pass.

The best ever:the Dino Mitoglou With 22 points, including 17 in the first half.

They expected more: the Brandon Knight He only had two points, was full of fouls and didn't help.

He got… his performance was ruinedJordan McRae scored 14 points and Mindaugas Kuzminskas scored 18 points.

Competitors in victory: Mathias Lesueur scored 14 points and took advantage of a scramble against the non-center.

Match statistics: Panathinaikos won again on the rebound (38-26).

Contracts: 20-15, 39-30, 59-48, 79-72.