Greens finish second, Reds to face Barcelona

Panathinaikos and Olympiakos have achieved their objectives at the end of the regular season of the Euroleague, as their home wins this week have taken them to the second and fifth spot of the final standings, respectively.

The Greens defeated lowly Alba Berlin 84-75 and finished second only to holder Real Madrid, with 23 wins and 11 defeats after 34 games.

On Thursday they appeared somewhat off-focus for the first three quarters of the game, with the visitors often edging ahead, although they were the underdogs in front of a capacity crowd at the Olympic Sports Hall in Athens.

Yet in the final quarter Panathinaikos outclassed Alba to win with ease in the end and snatch the second place, that makes it a favorite to reach the competition's Final Four for the first time since 2012.

Kendrick Nunn scored 28 points and Kostas Sloukas added another 16.

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