PANATHAINIKOS ATHENS – VIRTUS SEGAFREDO BOLOGNA 88-85 (12-21, 38-41; 67-62, 76-76)

As straightforward originally as it’s troublesome later, the Virtus sport at OAKA could be defeated. Indeed, after a superb begin, the Bianconeri struggled with the comeback of the hosts, who overturned the inertia with a 17-2 run within the third quarter. After chasing virtually all the earlier quarter, black and white recovered on the finish, and misplaced the chance to shut within the rule: Jaiteh ate +4 within the final minute. Then it went into additional time, which was determined by a number of actions, on prime of all that Williams confronted after a troublesome launch – as an example – by Bacon, and the following foul whistled at Lundberg. This is the Euroleague and no one is giving something away, however the complaints are huge, as a result of the Bianconeri had victory in hand, and so they misplaced an enormous likelihood. 20 + 10 by Jaiteh, who nonetheless has main positions on the finish, 19 by Ojeleye. 26 for Derrick Williams, together with 21 because the break.

Say: Virtus begin effectively, lead 6-15 with Jaiteh and Hackett on the shields. With the very best protection we cross +10, and shut the primary quarter forward 12-21.
With two objectives from Ojeleye, the Bianconeri stay shut to 10 factors. Pana then approaches, utilizing two three-level performs after which a Wolters play. The climate will get somewhat sizzling, however Lundberg places up two heavy layups and an important three-level play. But the Greeks are there, and amongst them are 38-41.
He recovers and Segafredo continues to play effectively, attacking patiently and taking glorious threes, which regularly go heading in the right direction. With Ojeleye comes a brand new +8 (45-53), however instantly Pana returns and passes (56-55) on the wings of the wild Wolters. The bianconeri go lengthy, and the hosts attain +7 (62-55) with a run of 17-2. Teodosic makes a triple, however Williams will get the siren within the third quarter: 67-62.
The closing stage: in a essential second Pajola makes two nice performs, recovering in protection and going inside, then he’s despatched off. Jaiteh right here, Williams once more there. A 5-0 Lundberg-Ojeleye will get -1, then at 2’19 Hackett forces Papagiannis to destroy badly. Lost collectively Hackett-Cordinier, Scariolo requires feedback however the choice is confirmed. Bacon’s mistake – in good defending by Jaiteh – Cordinier is at risk once more. But Teodosic comes again and passes three: 74-76, and a run of 8-0. Bacon misses, Jaiteh additionally misses (penalty). And Lee matched with 11” to go. Teodosic returns for one final motion, however this time he’s fallacious. Everything is occurring on the rebound, however there isn’t a whistle. Lee takes the iron from twenty yards, and time is up.
In additional time, Jaiteh scores the primary objective, then makes a turnover that prices the basket with a foul, not a conversion. Then Jaiteh was mocked for 3 seconds, and Scariolo didn’t do effectively. He can also be the Frenchman who has a free throw sport very quickly, and he will get them at 80 factors. The groups are very drained, and few objectives have been scored. So Hackett’s three-pointer is essential, however Bacon instantly responds with a 3-level play. It goes into Lundberg and extra, Bacon finishes (it’s thought that he breaks the steps) however he manages to unload on Williams who passes: 86-85. Enter Lundberg, and do the assault. It ends right here, after the discharge of Bacon and the Teodosic prayer. 88-85, European champion Efes will arrive in lower than 48 hours.

PANATHAINIKOS ATHENS – VIRTUS SEGAFREDO BOLOGNA 88-85 (12-21, 38-41; 67-62, 76-76)
ATHENS: Kalaitzakis P. 0; Wolters 18; Verse 15; Papagianni 2; Bochoridis 0; Williams 26; Kalaitzakis G. 1; bacon 14; Choukkaz NE; Turn 2; Mantzoukas NE; Gudaitis 10. All. Radonic
BOLOGNA: Cordinier 0; Mannion NE; Belinelli NE; Pajola 2; Bako 2; It has been 20; Lundberg 14; Hackett 11; Mickey 5; Pictures 0; Ojeleye 19; Teodosic 12. All. Scario

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