Ivanovic and Baskonia have no chance in Madrid, Maccabi through drama until the break in Athens

The giant from Israel celebrated in a great match in "OAKA Arena", Real Madrid easily with Baskonia

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Celebration of Maccabi players in Athens, Photo: Euroleague (X)
Celebration of Maccabi players in Athens, Photo: Euroleague (X)
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Ažurirano: 23.04.2024. 22:56h

Upheavals, a great fight, drama... The first match at the start of the Euroleague playoffs in Athens brought all that, while the second match at the other end of Europe was a completely different story.

The Maccabi basketball players celebrated in the hell of the "OAKA arena", they defeated Panathinaikos (91:87) and immediately reached the break, while the Baskonia of our coach Dusko Ivanovic had no chance in Madrid against Real (90:74).

Ergin Ataman's team mostly led from the start of the game, in the second half they had plus 12 (56:44), but the club from Tel Aviv, which reached the playoffs through the playoffs, did not give up...

In the last quarter, Maccabi "melted" the advantage of the home team, primarily on the wings of Bonzi Kolson and Lorenzo Braun, and 53 seconds before the end the score was 83:83.

After that, Brown scored for two points, Kostas Slukas played a disastrous attack on the other side, and Josh Niebo put the point on the triumph from the free throw line.

For Maccabi, which registered its 25th victory in the last 26 matches, the tandem Colson (18 points) - Brown (16) was the most energetic.

On the other side, Matias Lesor's excellent game went unrewarded - the Panathinaikos center scored 22 points and had six rebounds.

PAO lost the home field advantage, but they will have to answer in the next match in front of their fans - on Thursday.

When it comes to the Spanish derby, everything was somehow clear from the start when Real went to plus 10 after six minutes (21:11), and until the end maintained and increased the lead, and had plus 24...

In the winning team, Džanan Musa scored 16 points, and Facundo Campaco and Vincent Poirier scored 10 each.

On the other side, Marcus Howard scored 15 points, and Cody Miller McIntyre, Nikolaos Rogavopoulos and Matt Costello each scored 14.

QUARTERFINALS, 1st matches

Panathinaikos - Maccabi 87:91 (0:1)

Real - Baskonia 90:74 (1:0)


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