2018-19Regular SeasonRound 20
January 24, 2019 CET: 20:30
Local time: 21:30 MENORA MIVTACHIM ARENA
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Records

8-11 Regular Season 8-11
8-11 Overall 8-11

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Long-time foes Maccabi and Panathinaikos have much in common as they hunker down for an important duel. Both teams went through midseason coaching changes, both have key players sidelined by injury (DeAndre Kane for Maccabi and Keith Langford for Panathinaikos), both have important players set to debut (Jeremy Pargo for Maccabi and Adreian Payne for Panathinaikos) and both have 8-11 records and are one win outside the playoff zone. It should make for a great game.

Marquee matchup

The point guard battle in this game will feature an All-EuroLeague First Team selection against the reigning 7DAYS EuroCup MVP. Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos is the former and he again leads the league in assists this season with 8.0 per game. The latter is Scottie Wilbekin of Maccabi, who grew up watching Calathes play at the University of Florida and then followed in his footsteps to play for the Gators. Wilbekin is Maccabi's top scorer (12.7 ppg.) and netted 24 against the Greens when they met on opening night.

Earlier this season

These teams met in Round 1 when Panathinaikos held off visiting Maccabi 89-84 in the Greek capital. The leads were traded back and forth in the first three quarters before the hosts used a strong finish to the third and start of the fourth quarter to create some breathing room and pave the way to victory. Matt Lojeski was the top scorer for Panathinaikos with 20 points and Nick Calathes dished 14 assists. Scottie Wilbekin scored 24 for Maccabi and Michael Roll had 15.

Keys to victory: Maccabi

The last five times Maccabi held its opponent to less than 80 points, it won. The Israeli champs will seek to do so again against Panathinaikos, which has been held below 80 in each of its last four EuroLeague games.

Keys to victory: Panathinaikos

The Greens have lost seven straight road games and rank last in the competition in scoring on the road (69.8 ppg). To win in Tel Aviv, Panathinaikos must allow its big men to draw their Maccabi counterparts outside and it must also slow down the hosts on offense. /p>

Monday, January 21, 2019
Euroleague.net
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 RAY, KENDRICK G 1.88 24
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE G 1.88 25
2 PARGO, JEREMY G 1.88 32
3 O'BRYANT, JOHNNY F 2.06 25
4 CALOIARO, ANGELO F 2.03 29
5 ROLL, MICHAEL G 1.98 31
7 KANE, DEANDRE G 1.96 29
8 AVDIJA, DENI G 2.05 18
9 TYUS, ALEX C 2.03 31
10 LEVI, NIMROD F 2.08 23
12 DIBARTOLOMEO, JOHN G 1.83 27
15 COHEN, JAKE F 2.10 28
28 BLACK, TARIK C 2.06 27
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL G 2.00 20
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 THOMAS, DESHAUN F 2.01 27
5 LANGFORD, KEITH G 1.93 35
6 PAPAGIANNIS, GEORGIOS C 2.20 21
7 LASME, STEPHANE C 2.03 36
9 SAKELLARIOU, EVANGELOS G 1.91 29
10 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.05 24
11 PAPPAS, NIKOS G 1.95 28
14 GIST, JAMES F 2.04 32
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN C 2.10 33
16 KALAITZAKIS, GEORGIOS G 1.99 20
19 LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS G 1.81 24
23 KILPATRICK, SEAN G 1.93 29
24 LOJESKI, MATT F 1.98 33
33 CALATHES, NICK G 1.96 29
43 ANTETOKOUNMPO, THANASIS F 2.00 26
44 MITOGLOU, KONSTANTINOS F 2.10 22

Player Stats

Wilbekin, S. / 12.7 O'Bryant, J. / 11.2 Roll, M. / 9.8
O'Bryant, J. / 5.5 Black, T. / 5.1
Wilbekin, S. / 3.3 Roll, M. / 3.1 Kane, D. / 3.0
Calathes, N. / 7.9
Caloiaro, A. / 1.2 Kane, D. / 1.1 Wilbekin, S. / 1.0
Tyus, A. / 1.1 Black, T. / 0.9
Lasme, S. / 0.8
2PT
Black, T. / 65.9 % Tyus, A. / 63.8 % Caloiaro, A. / 57.1 %
Antetokounmpo, T. / 69.4 % Mitoglou, K. / 68.5 % Lojeski, M. / 64.3 %
3PT
Roll, M. / 41.8 % Caloiaro, A. / 38.5 % Kane, D. / 36.7 %
Langford, K. / 36.7 % Papapetrou, I. / 36.1 % Thomas, D. / 33.3 %
FT
Caloiaro, A. / 81.3 % Wilbekin, S. / 76.3 % O'Bryant, J. / 75.0 %
Langford, K. / 83.3 % Pappas, N. / 82.6 % Gist, J. / 68.9 %
PIR
Black, T. / 11.2 Kane, D. / 11.1 Wilbekin, S. / 10.7
Calathes, N. / 13.6 Langford, K. / 10.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.1 Points 77.4
33.9 Rebounds 31.2
11.0 O. Rebounds 10.5
22.9 D. Rebounds 20.7
16.2 Assists 16.1
7.0 Steals 7.6
2.8 Blocks 2.3
54.2 % 2PT 54.6 %
36.8 % 3PT 30.9 %
70.1 % FT 69.6 %
85.6 PIR 80.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.4 Points 79.4
32.7 Rebounds 34.8
9.3 O. Rebounds 10.9
23.4 D. Rebounds 23.9
17.4 Assists 18.1
5.7 Steals 5.6
1.8 Blocks 2.9
52.8 % 2PT 54.4 %
41.3 % 3PT 37.5 %
73.8 % FT 73.0 %
90.4 PIR 89.4
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

· Panathinaikos holds 13-10 edge in head to head games between the teams this century, including winning the last five. The Greens edged Maccabi 89-84 on opening with Matt Lojeski netting 20 points.

· Panathinaikos and Maccabi squared off in the 2000 EuroLeague final in Thessaloniki, Greece. Panathinaikos prevailed 73-67 behind 20 points from Zeljko Rebraca, who was chosen as the Final Four MVP.

· Panathinaikos and Maccabi met again in the 2001 SuproLeague final in Paris. Maccabi won 81-67. Arriel McDonald earned Final Four MVP honors with 21 points in the title game.

· Panathinaikos won its most-recent continental crown by beating Maccabi 70-78 in the 2011 EuroLeague championship game in Barcelona behind 18 points from Mike Batiste and 16 points and 9 assists from Dimitris Diamantidis. Only Panathinaikos guard Nick Calathes and his Maccabi counterpart Jeremy Pargo remain with their team from that game.

· Panathinaikos edged Maccabi in a classic five-game playoffs series to reach the 2012 Final Four. Three of the games in that series were decided by a single basket, including Game 2, which went to overtime.

· Maccabi posted a club record in EuroLeague play this century with 31 assists against Panathinaikos in November 2003.

· Panathinaikos guard Keith Langford played for Maccabi during the 2011-12 season. He helped the team win the Israeli League and Cup double and the Adriatic League championship that season.

· Panathinaikos forward DeShaun Thomas played for Maccabi last season. He was a teammate of eight current Maccabi players.

· Panathinaikos forward James Gist played under Maccabi head coach Neven Spahija at Fenerbahce Istanbul during the 2011-12 season.

· Panathinaikos big man Stephane Lasme played for Maccabi during the 2009-10 season. He helped the team win the Israeli League and Cup double.

· Lasme had a career-high 6 blocks against Maccabi in November 2013.

· Maccabi guard DeAndre Kane set career highs with 9 rebounds, 3 steals and an index rating of 34 in a narrow loss against Panathinaikos in March of last season.

· Panathinaikos guard Nikos Pappas posted his career high in steals with 5 against Maccabi in April 2017.

· Panathinaikos guard Lukas Lekavicius set his career high in rebounds with 8 playing for Zalgiris Kaunas against Maccabi in October 2016.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Roster
Jeremy Pargo has returned to action in domestic action and could make his EuroLeague return this week.
Streaks
Michael Roll has made 31 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Jeremy Pargo has made 11 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Pargo has knocked down at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Johnny O'Bryant has made 9 straight free throws in EuroLeague action.
Team captain John DiBartolomeo has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight EuroLeague games.
DeAndre Kane has made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven EuroLeague games.
Alex Tyus has blocked at least 1 shot in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Scottie Wilbekin has recorded at least 1 steal in four straight and seven of his last eight EuroLeague appearances.
Alex Tyus is tied for third in the league this season with 1.1 blocks per game.
Records/Milestones
Alex Tyus is in a tie with Kyle Hines of CSKA Moscow for third place in EuroLeague history with 196 career blocked shots. Bryant Dunston of Anadolu Efes Istanbul is second with 209 and counting.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Roster
Twelve different players have appeared in the starting lineup in EuroLeague games for Panathinaikos this season.
Nick Calathes is the only player to start every EuroLeague game for Panathinaikos this season.
Evangelos Sakellariou is set to make his EuroLeague debut.
New signing Adreian Payne may make his first appearance for Panathinaikos this season.
Streaks
Nick Calathes has collected at least 1 steal in 16 of his last 17 EuroLeague games.
Calathes has scored in double figures in eight of his last nine EuroLeague games.
Calathes has posted a performance index rating in double figures in nine straight EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Nick Calathes leads the league in assists this season with 7.9 per game and is second in steals with 1.7 per game.
Records/Milestones
Stephane Lasme ranks sixth on the EuroLeague's all-time charts with 174 blocks. Ioannis Bourousis is fifth with 194.
Stephane Lasme needs 2 steals to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Calathes ranks ninth all-time with 870 assists. Nikos Zisis is eighth with 885.
Calathes is tied with Victor Khryapa for 10th on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 241 steals. Vassilis Spanoulis is ninth with 243 and counting.
Calathes needs 1 more offensive rebound to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
James Gist needs 3 more steals to reach 200 for his EuroLeague career.
Keith Langford needs 4 more offensive rebounds to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Ioannis Papapetrou needs 4 three-point shots to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
10 - 13
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
Home record vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens: 5-4
Away record vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens: 4-7
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Home record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 7-4
Away record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 4-5

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 11 October 2018 Regular Season Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 89 - 84 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2017-18 22 March 2018 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 75 - 76 Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
2017-18 19 December 2017 Regular Season Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 89 - 76 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2016-17 06 April 2017 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 61 - 81 Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
2016-17 10 November 2016 Regular Season Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 83 - 75 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2014-15 26 February 2015 Top 16 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 73 - 70 Panathinaikos Athens
2014-15 30 December 2014 Top 16 Panathinaikos Athens 83 - 76 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2013-14 19 December 2013 Regular Season Panathinaikos Athens 55 - 68 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2013-14 14 November 2013 Regular Season Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 75 - 68 Panathinaikos Athens
2011-12 05 April 2012 Playoffs Panathinaikos Athens 86 - 85 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2011-12 29 March 2012 Playoffs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 69 - 78 Panathinaikos Athens
2011-12 27 March 2012 Playoffs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 65 - 62 Panathinaikos Athens
2011-12 22 March 2012 Playoffs Panathinaikos Athens 92 - 94 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2011-12 20 March 2012 Playoffs Panathinaikos Athens 93 - 73 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2010-11 08 May 2011 Final Four Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 70 - 78 Panathinaikos Athens
2006-07 01 February 2007 Regular Season Maccabi Elite 76 - 73 Panathinaikos
2006-07 07 December 2006 Regular Season Panathinaikos 90 - 88 Maccabi Elite
2004-05 06 May 2005 Final Four Maccabi Elite 91 - 82 Panathinaikos
2003-04 22 January 2004 Regular Season Panathinaikos 84 - 91 Maccabi Elite
2003-04 20 November 2003 Regular Season Maccabi Elite 97 - 75 Panathinaikos
2002-03 09 January 2003 Regular Season Maccabi Elite 79 - 86 Panathinaikos
2002-03 24 October 2002 Regular Season Panathinaikos 64 - 77 Maccabi Elite
2001-02 03 May 2002 Final Four Panathinaikos 83 - 75 Maccabi Elite