Panathinaikos pegs Barcelona down again

Panathinaikos pegs Barcelona down again

 

By George Georgakopoulos

Dimitris Diamantidis led once again Panathinaikos to a glorious victory in Europe, as the 65-63 result over Barcelona in Athens on Tuesday means the Greens are within one win from qualifying to the Final Four of the Euroleague.

After yet another knife-edge game in this best-of-five quarterfinal series, Panathinaikos has taken a 2-1 lead and will host the Catalans again on Thursday aiming to complete the upset that hardly anybody could have foreseen when the Greens were paired up with the competition’s favorite.