Vital road win for the Greens at Zalgiris
Panathinaikos produced an important road win at Zalgiris Kaunas for the Euroleague on Tuesday, while Olympiakos let its lead at Bayern slip through its hands to lose in Munich.
The Greens very nearly blew their 16-point lead, with captain Nick Calathes fouled out in the end, but eventually held on to a precious win that effectively cancels out the home loss to Alba Berlin last Thursday.
Panathinaikos led for almost the entire match at Kaunas, always a tricky place to visit, grabbing an eight-point advantage at half-time (41-33) and stretching it to 16 points (64-48) late in the third period.
Zalgiris set up a tense finish to the game scoring 32 points in the last period, but the players of interim coach Giorgos Vovoras held on for a win by a single point in the end, despite trailing in rebounds (38 to 31) and suffering great pressure from the Lithuanian defense...