2018-19PlayoffsGame 2
April 19, 2019 CET: 21:15
Local time: 21:15 WIZINK CENTER

Madrid races past Panathinaikos, goes up 2-0

The reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion Real Madrid is a win away from returning to the Final Four after a no-doubt-about-it 78-63 win over visiting Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in Game 2 of the playoffs on Friday night in the Spanish capital. Madrid took a 2-0 lead in this best-of-five series after leading for all but the first 90 seconds. Facundo Campazzo was everywhere for the winner with 13 points, 9 assists, 7 rebounds and 5 steals in less than 23 minutes. Jeffery Taylor had 11, while Anthony Randolph and Gustavo Ayon each scored 10 points for Madrid, which knocked down a club playoffs record 13 three-point shots. DeShaun Thomas scored 13 points for Panathinaikos, while Sean Kilpatrick added 10 points. Nick Calathes scored just 1 point, missing all 11 field goal attempts, however he did have 7 assists in defeat.

Madrid got going offensively right away. Taylor and Rudy Fernandez hit a triple apiece, while Campazzo fed Walter Tavares in transition for a pair of dunks. A floater from Campazzo opened a 16-4 margin midway through the first quarter. Thomas snapped an 11-0 run with a fastbreak dunk, but a triple from Klemen Prepelic late in the first and another from Trey Thompkins to open the second opened a 24-8 lead. James Gist scored inside and from the outside to get Panathinaikos going, and his big dunk cut it to 27-17. Fabien Causeur hit from long range to keep the hosts with a double-digit lead, but Thomas hit a transition triple at the other end, and Kilpatrick’s fastbreak layup made it 35-26 at halftime. The teams traded baskets early in the third quarter, with Kilpatrick scoring 5 points for Panathinaikos, but a transition triple from Taylor, followed by a triple from Jaycee Carroll, helped the hosts open a 50-35 lead. The visitors did not score a field goal for almost 5 minutes, a span during which Campazzo had a runner and a three-pointer that extended the margin to 21 points. Madrid held a 61-41 edge at the end of the third quarter. Thomas knocked down a three-pointer to open the fourth, but that was the only visitors’ basket in the first 3 minutes of the final quarter. A corner three from Thompkins restored a 66-46 lead with 6 minutes to go. Matt Lojeski had a triple and jumper for the visitors to cut it to 15 points, but never closer than that. Taylor and Campazzo each knocked down another triple to erase any doubt about the winner.

Game-changing run

Panathinaikos was still within 10 points, 45-35, with 5 minutes left in the third quarter, but a triple from Jaycee Carroll sparked a 14-3 run during which Anthony Randolph had a pair of tip-ins, followed by a runner and a three-pointer from Facundo Campazzo. Madrid did not allow a field goal for almost 5 minutes, opened a 59-38 lead and cruised the rest of the way.

Hidden stat

Madrid had just 1 offensive rebound and 10 turnovers in the first half, but still led 35-26 at the interval.

Lucky 13

Apart from setting a club playoffs record with 13 three-point shots made, Madrid also had 13 steals, tied for the most by Madrid in a playoffs game in 18 years.

Calathes milestone

Nick Calathes and had 3 steals in the first half, which moved him past Gianluca Basile into fourth place all-time in steals. Calathes finished with 4 steals and has 163 for his career.

Next game

The series now moves to Athens where Panathinaikos will host Game 3 on Tuesday. Madrid has won seven consecutive games against Panathinaikos, including all four this season.

Facundo Cam,pazzo - Real Madrid - EB18
Friday, April 19, 2019
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Referees: LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT; PUKL,SASA; VILIUS, GYTIS
Attendance: 10751
By Quarter1234
Real Madrid21142617
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens8181522
End of Quarter1234
Real Madrid21356178
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens8264163
Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN 8:43 3   1/1     2 2     3     1   1
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY 24:30 10 4/5 0/3 2/5 2 3 5 2   1 1   2 3 11
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 23:56 3 0/3 1/5     3 3 4 2 2 1       4
7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO 22:33 13 2/3 3/5     7 7 9 5 3     4 2 26
9 REYES, FELIPE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 AYON, GUSTAVO 15:53 10 4/7   2/6 1 3 4 1 1 1   2 1 3 8
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 8:50 3 0/3 1/3           1     2 1 1 -3
22 TAVARES, WALTER 24:07 6 3/3     1 5 6   1   1   1   13
24 DECK, GABRIEL 14:32 2 1/2       3 3 3 1 1     1   6
25 PREPELIC, KLEMEN 15:58 9 1/1 2/2 1/2   1 1 1   3 1   4 3 7
33 THOMPKINS, TREY 15:30 8 1/1 2/5     2 2           2 1 6
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY 25:28 11 1/3 3/3     2 2 2 2   1 1 3 1 13
Team           1   1     1          
Totals 200:00 78 17/31 13/27 5/13 5 31 36 22 13 15 5 5 20 14 92
        54.8% 48.1% 38.5%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 THOMAS, DESHAUN 23:58 13 3/6 2/3 1/1 1 2 3     2       2 12
5 LANGFORD, KEITH 14:46 4 0/2 0/1 4/4   2 2   1       1 3 6
6 PAPAGIANNIS, GEORGIOS 14:37 2 1/2     1 3 4     3   1 3   -2
10 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS 21:57 9 2/2 1/6 2/3   2 2 1   1     3 2 4
14 GIST, JAMES 15:49 7 2/3 1/2     1 1 2 1 1     1 1 8
15 VOUGIOUKAS, IAN 16:39 4 2/5 0/1   2   2     1 1 3     -1
19 LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS 13:56 6 0/3 1/1 3/4   1 1 1 1 3 1   1 6 8
23 KILPATRICK, SEAN 14:16 10 3/4 1/2 1/1   3 3 1   1     1 1 11
24 LOJESKI, MATT 16:39 7 2/4 1/2     4 4 1           1 10
33 CALATHES, NICK 26:04 1 0/9 0/2 1/2   4 4 7 4 3 1 1 2 2 1
43 ANTETOKOUNMPO, THANASIS 13:47           1 1 1   2 2   1 1 2
44 MITOGLOU, KONSTANTINOS 7:32   0/1     1 1 2 1         1   1
Team           4 1 5               5
Totals 200:00 63 15/41 7/20 12/15 9 25 34 15 7 17 5 5 14 19 65
        36.6% 35% 80%
Head coach: PITINO, RICK

Head Coaches

LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"First I will congratulate my team for the win. I think we had a very solid game in general. Our good start helped us a lot. Offensively, Randolph's good start was very important. He didn't have a big impact in Game 1, though he didn't play badly. He just didn't make shots, and so his first baskets today gave energy and security to the team that allowed us to get big leads early that we held onto with a sense of domination of all the aspects of the game. We're happy for the win, knowing that we have a lot of playoffs left. As I always say, I think that if we want to win in Athens, we're going to have to play even better than we have at home. I think that the people in the Palacio tonight have given us a big push tonight. The people were magnificent, and I think part of the success of the team today belongs to the atmosphere you felt in the Palacio from the beginning. That pushed the team to play a very good game and get a victory that makes us 2-0, but anyway there's a lot to do in this playoff."
PITINO, RICK
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Madrid played great and obviously deserved the victory. They shot it great, and we let our poor shooting dictate our defense. You can’t win that way. Game 1 was ours and we let it slip away, and Game 2 they totally outplayed us in every phase of the game. We go back to Greece down 0-2, not a good situation, but we dug ourselves in a hole in Game 1. Facundo Campazzo is a tough little kid. On one play our power forward went up with him for a loose ball off a rebound, and he came up with the ball. I don’t know how tall he is, 5’8’’ or 5’9’’, but he came up with a ball over a 6’7’’ 6’8’’ guy. He is a tough guy, plays hard, plays smart, very good pick and roll guy, and his effort is terrific.

Players

CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO
Real Madrid
“This is my first interview in English so help me please! It was amazing – the court, the game. We had to keep playing, keep doing it, now one more. It means nothing if we don’t win one more game so we have to keep working. Nice English huh?!”
TAVARES, WALTER
Real Madrid
“The word is energy. We played with energy from the first to the last second. That was the key. Facu drove us to play with energy and aggressiveness. We still got work to do, one more game to win, we’ve got to stay patient and do our best to win another one.”
THOMAS, DESHAUN
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
"Today we did not play well from the beginning of the game. Real was better and deserved to win this game. Now the series is being transported to Athens. With the help of our fans, we will try to win both games at OAKA and return to Madrid."