2021-22Regular SeasonRound 14
December 10, 2021 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 OAKA Altion
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Records

3-10 Regular Season 5-8
3-10 Overall 5-8

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Panathinaikos, ALBA to battle in Greek capital

In a clash of two teams that are trying to turn around their respective seasons, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens welcomes ALBA Berlin to the Greek capital on Friday. ALBA has won consecutive games for the first time this season and is looking to extend its winning run to three games after 5-point home wins over Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv and AX Armani Exchange Milan. On the other hand, Panathinaikos faced a road-heavy schedule in the early part of the season and it holds a 3-2 record on home. The last time the Greens played in front of their fans, they displayed arguably their best performance of the season, beating Zenit St Petersburg 80-74. Panathinaikos hopes for another home win that would start its climb up the standings.

Marquee matchup: Panathinaikos's Macon vs. ALBA's Eriksson

Daryl Macon Jr. is coming off his first game of the season with less than 10 points scored. He was held to just 3 points in a road loss at CSKA Moscow, but he found ways to contribute by dishing 8 assists in that game. Macon now wants to get back to his old habits and bounce back on his home floor where he is averaging a hefty 17.6 points.

Opposite him, ALBA sharpshooter Marcus Eriksson is coming off his best game of the season. He scored season-high 21 points on 5-for-8 three-point shooting against Milan. Eriksson has made 19 three-point shots on 50% accuracy in the last six games since returning from injury and in three of his last four, he has netted at least 19 points. It should be quite a matchup.

Keys to victory: Panathinaikos vs. ALBA

Panathinaikos needs to challenge ALBA inside. With Georgios Papagiannis playing some of the best basketball of his career and with scorers like Daryl Macon Jr. and Nemanja Nedovic excelling at taking the ball to the rim, Panathinaikos needs to exploit the opportunities to get to the rim and finish. On the other hand, the defense is the one that has won the games for Panathinaikos, especially on the perimeter where the team has held opponents to just 27.4% on three-point shooting in games it won, but 39.9% in games where it was on the losing end.

ALBA's key is in its defensive rebounding. When the team controls its defensive boards it finds ways to run in transition and play high-rhythm offense, just to its liking. ALBA is averaging 37.0 rebounds the last four games after grabbing just 31.3 before that. That has led to resounding wins over Maccabi and Milan, and the Berliners hope the trend can continue in Athens, too.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Euroleague.net
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 PERRY, KENDRICK G 1.85 28
5 MACON JR, DARYL G 1.88 26
6 PAPAGIANNIS, GEORGIOS C 2.20 24
7 BOCHORIDIS, ELEFTHERIOS G 1.96 27
9 KAVVADAS, VASILIS C 2.06 29
10 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.03 27
14 KASELAKIS, LEONIDAS F 2.02 31
15 WHITE, OKARO F 2.03 29
20 FLOYD, JEHYVE C 2.03 24
21 AVDALAS, NEOKLIS G 1.96 15
26 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.92 30
40 EVANS, JEREMY F 2.06 34
72 MANTZOUKAS, ELEFTHERIOS F 2.07 18
74 SANT-ROOS, HOWARD G 2.01 30
ALBA Berlin
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LO, MAODO G 1.91 28
1 DA SILVA, OSCAR F 2.05 23
3 SMITH, JALEEN G 1.90 27
6 DELOW, MALTE G 1.94 20
8 ERIKSSON, MARCUS G 2.01 28
9 MATTISSECK, JONAS G 1.94 21
10 SCHNEIDER, TIM F 2.08 24
11 SCHULTE, RIKUS F 2.06 17
13 TILLY, CHRISTOPH F 2.10 18
16 NIKIC, KRESIMIR C 2.13 22
19 OLINDE, LOUIS F 2.05 23
21 KOUMADJE, CHRIST C 2.23 25
32 THIEMANN, JOHANNES C 2.05 27
43 SIKMA, LUKE F 2.03 32
45 BLATT, TAMIR G 1.85 24
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL F 2.00 23
55 LAMMERS, BEN C 2.08 26

Player Stats

Macon, D. / 15.4 Papapetrou, I. / 12.1 Nedovic, N. / 9.5
Eriksson, M. / 13.3 Lo, M. / 12.8 Da Silva, O. / 11.2
Sikma, L. / 7.0
Sikma, L. / 4.1 Lo, M. / 3.2 Blatt, T. / 3.2
Da Silva, O. / 1.1 Sikma, L. / 1.1
2PT
Macon, D. / 67.3% Papagiannis, G. / 61.4% Sant-Roos, H. / 59.5%
Da Silva, O. / 69.3% Sikma, L. / 57.3% Olinde, L. / 53.1%
3PT
Macon, D. / 40.8% Nedovic, N. / 40.0% White, O. / 36.6%
Eriksson, M. / 45.2% Lo, M. / 42.6% Zoosman, Y. / 37.5%
FT
Macon, D. / 85.5% Papapetrou, I. / 78.1%
Lo, M. / 91.2%
PIR
Sikma, L. / 17.0 Lo, M. / 12.6 Da Silva, O. / 12.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
73.1 Points 74.8
33.2 Rebounds 33.1
9.8 O. Rebounds 11.6
23.4 D. Rebounds 21.5
14.0 Assists 17.0
5.2 Steals 6.2
2.8 Blocks 2.2
50.7% 2PT 52.0%
33.4% 3PT 34.2%
80.1% FT 81.6%
76.2 PIR 83.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.5 Points 79.4
35.6 Rebounds 33.0
10.8 O. Rebounds 10.2
24.8 D. Rebounds 22.8
16.8 Assists 16.9
6.9 Steals 7.2
1.9 Blocks 2.8
52.6% 2PT 56.8%
37.1% 3PT 37.8%
78.0% FT 76.1%
89.5 PIR 86.9
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Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs ALBA Berlin

· Panathinaikos leads 4-3 head-to-head series against ALBA this century. Road teams have won four of those games, but the teams split home wins last season. Last season in Athens, Panathinaikos beat ALBA 92-69 behind 22 points from Ioannis Papapetrou.

· Last season in Berlin, ALBA beat the Greens 74-65 behind a career-best 16 points from Johannes Thiemann.

· ALBA outlasted Panathinaikos 105-106 in Athens after two overtimes in the 2019-20 season. Luke Sikma shined with 14 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists.

· Ioannis Papapetrou set career-highs with 39 points and PIR 41 in that double-overtime home loss against ALBA in November 2019. Papapetrou played a career-high 48:53 minutes, made a career-best 9-of-10 two-point shots and 6-of-12 three-pointers.

· ALBA set club records in points (106) and two-pointers made (33) against Panathinaikos in that November 2019 double-overtime win.

· Leonidas Kaselakis of Panathinaikos collected a career-high 3 steals in a home win against ALBA last December.

· ALBA forward Yovel Zoosman posted his career-high with 5 assists playing for Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv against Panathinaikos in January 2019.

· Jonas Mattisseck set a career-high with 3 steals against Panathinaikos in November 2019.

Monday, December 6, 2021
Euroleague.net

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Roster
Ioannis Papapetrou did not play in Round 13.

Streaks
Nemanja Nedovic has made at least 1 three-point shot in nine of his last 10 appearances.
Daryl Macon Jr. has scored in double figures in 11 of his 12 appearances this season.
Macon has posted PIRs in double figures in 11 of his 12 appearances this season.
Macon has made at least 1 three-pointer in five of his last six games.
Georgios Papagiannis has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in 10 of his last 11 games.
Howard Sant-Roos has made 12 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Daryl Macon Jr. ranks sixth this season in scoring with 15.4 per game.
Daryl Macon Jr. is tied for seventh this season in three-point shots made with 2.2 per game.
Macon is fifth in the league this season in two-point shooting at 67.4%.
Georgios Papagiannis leads the league lead in rebounding with 8.0 per game, and ranks 10th in offensive rebounding with 2.3 per game.
Papagiannis ranks third this season in blocks with 1.2 per game.

Records/Milestones
Georgios Papagiannis ranks 19th all-time in two-point accuracy at 64.5%.

ALBA Berlin

Streaks
Marcus Eriksson has made at least 1 three-point shot in six straight and 20 of his last 21 appearances.
Maodo Lo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 games.
Lo has made 23 consecutive free throws.
Louis Olinde has made 10 straight free throws.
Ben Lammers has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Luke Sikma has made 12 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Luke Sikma ranks eighth this season in average PIR with 17.0 per game.
Sikma ranks third this season in rebounding with 7.0 per game and sixth in offensive rebounding with 2.5 per game.
Ben Lammers ranks fifth this season in blocks with 1.1 per game.
Marcus Eriksson ranks third this season in three-point shots made with 2.7 per game and ninth in three-point accuracy at 45.2%.
Oscar da Silva is fourth in the league this season in two-point shooting at 69.3%.

Records/Milestones
Marcus Eriksson tied the EuroLeague single-game record with 10 three-pointers made last season in Round 28 against Khimki Moscow Region. He finished the game with an ALBA club record 36 points.
Eriksson ranks eighth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.4%.
Maodo Lo needs 7 more three-pointers to reach 200 for his career.

Monday, December 6, 2021
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
4 - 3
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens ALBA Berlin
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Home record vs. ALBA Berlin: 2-2
Away record vs. ALBA Berlin: 2-1
ALBA Berlin
Home record vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens: 1-2
Away record vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens: 2-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 26 February 2021 Regular Season ALBA Berlin 74 - 65 Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
2020-21 17 December 2020 Regular Season Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 92 - 69 ALBA Berlin
2019-20 14 November 2019 Regular Season Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 105 - 106 ALBA Berlin
2014-15 02 April 2015 Top 16 Panathinaikos Athens 66 - 68 ALBA Berlin
2014-15 06 February 2015 Top 16 ALBA Berlin 59 - 65 Panathinaikos Athens
2012-13 15 March 2013 Top 16 Panathinaikos Athens 82 - 58 Alba Berlin
2012-13 16 January 2013 Top 16 Alba Berlin 73 - 79 Panathinaikos Athens