Real Madrid – Panathinaikos, the Euroleague last stay | The Greeks flip the sport round and put the whites on the ropes on the finish of the third quarter | Basketball | Sports | EUROtoday

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Real Madrid and Panathinaikos are searching for the Euroleague title within the second half of a really shut last that has had two fully reverse situations, that of the primary quarter and that of the second and third quarters. While at the beginning the Whites have been tremendously superior in assault (36-25), in step with this season, the place they’re the perfect crew in the complete Euroleague in that part (the Greeks are seventh), later every part grew to become sophisticated. In the second quarter, the Greeks put loads of effort into protection and dried up Real Madrid, regularly decreasing the lead, which reached 14 factors, till it was simply three. A last Madrid push allowed Chus Mateo's crew to protect a part of the work they’d executed and so they went into the break with a bonus (54-49). During the restart, nonetheless, Panathinaikos continued to tighten the screws on the again and hit the mark in assault, to the purpose of gaining its first lead within the recreation with 6:18 remaining within the third quarter (56-58). In the stands, the Athenian inexperienced tide heats up the environment and places strain on the Madrid followers, who’re behind on the scoreboard on the finish of the third quarter (61-64). The whites are searching for their twelfth European title, whereas the Greeks will attempt to win their seventh crown. Madrid reached the ultimate in Berlin after beating Olympiacos, whereas Panathinaikos did the identical with Fenerbahçe. In the comfort match, for third place, the Turks misplaced to Olympiacos (87-84).

End of the third quarter: Real Madrid 61 – 64 Panathinaikos

The third quarter ends, by which Madrid solely scored seven factors. The whites have to return again within the last quarter to win the title.

Real Madrid 61 – 64 Panathinaikos

Rodriguez notes.

Four fouls by Poirier

Poirier's fourth foul, with nonetheless greater than 1 / 4 left. Tavares has three.

Real Madrid 59 – 64 Panathinaikos

From free photographs to Kalaitzakis.

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