2012-13Regular SeasonRound 6
December 12, 2012 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 CENTRUM REKREACYJNO SPORTOWE
Strahinja Dragicevic - Panionios BC Athens - EC12 (photo unics.ru)Despite already being eliminated from the Last 16 race, Panionios BC Athens took its pride on the road to defeat host Stelmet Zielona Gora 84-85 to close out the Eurocup Regular Season for both teams on Wednesday. Panionios raised its final record to 2-4. Already-qualified Zielona Gora finished 3-3 and is going to the Last 16 as the second-place team from Group F. Zielona Gora scored the game's first basket but never again took the lead as Panionios fought off more than a dozen ties and stopped the hosts' last 2 shots to win at the buzzer. Rising star guard Nikos Pappas again led Panionios with 21 points, 3 steals and 3 assits. Chris Booker was right behind him with 20 points, 3 assists and 3 blocks as the winners held on. Walter Hodge had 24 points for Zielona Gora, while Quinton Hosely added 14, Rob Jones 12 and Oliver Stevic 11 plus 10 rebounds.

A 0-8 run early in the first quarter finished with Booker scoring his sixth point on a two-point jumper to push Panionios in front 4-10. Zielona Gora followed 4 points by Hodge to a 12-12 tie as the points kept falling. His triple a couple of minutes later knotted it up again, 17-17, and another in the final minute of the quarter made it 24-24. But despite 9 ties in the first 10 minutes, Zielona Gora could not take the lead as Vsileos Kavvadas hit a layup for a 24-26 Panionios advantage after one quarter. The scoring pace slowed in the second quarter, but Panionios boosted its lead to 26-33 on a three-pointer by Mark Payne. Again, when Zielona Gora got as close as 34-35 on shots by Mantas Cesnaukis and Rob Jones, Panionios pulled away, first on a triple by Marios Batis and then on baskets by Pappas and Booker to lead 38-42. Jones soon cut the difference to 42-44 with free throws in the final minute of the half, but Booker had another basket in him - making 18 points so far - to keep Panionios up 44-46 at the break.

The trend continued into the third quarter as points by Hosley and Hodge meant two more even scores, the last at 48-48, before Strahinja Dragicevic and Pappas comibined for 6 points to keep Zielona Gora down. This time, Panionios wasn't letting the hosts come back soon, as Payne, Batis and Pappas streched the run to 5-14 and a lead of 53-62. When Vlantimir Giankovits got in on the fun with 5 points in a row, which Pappas quickly followed with 5 of his own, the Panionios lead reached 11 points on the way to a 66-77 difference after 30 minutes. Panionios still led 68-81 with 7 minutes to play when Zielona Gora made its charge. Kamil Chanas, Jones and Adam Lapeta made two-pointers before Hodge drilled a shot from long range to pull the hosts within 77-81. Booker and Pappas answered with baskets for Panionios, but Chanas and Hodge combined for the next 5 points to make it 84-85 with 1:27 to play. There the scoring stopped, however, as two shots at the basket in the closing seconds, the second rejected by Giankovitz, both missed, sent Panionios home with a victory even though its Zielona Gora that will continue playing the Eurocup into 2013.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
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Referees: TAURINO, PAOLO; OZOLS, ARNIS; SHARRO, LAHDO
Attendance: 2258 (Tentative)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
6 JONES, ROB 25:26 12 4/5 0/2 4/4 2 5 7 1   1     2 3 17
7 STEVIC, OLIVER 30:40 11 5/11   1/2 6 4 10 3 1 2 2 1 3 4 18
8 MATCZAK, FILIP 6:18   0/1                         -1
9 TRUBACZ, RADOSLAW DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 LAPETA, ADAM 15:22 4 2/4     2 2 4 1 3 1 3   2 2 12
12 LOPICIC, MILOS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 CHANAS, KAMIL 19:37 9 4/7 0/2 1/1   1 1 1 1     1 4 1 3
14 HOSLEY, QUINTON 24:59 14 4/6 0/3 6/6       2   2 1 1 3 7 13
15 HODGE, WALTER 32:36 24 5/9 4/7 2/2 1 2 3 4   2   1 3 4 22
22 CESNAUSKIS, MANTAS 29:02 8 4/6 0/2   1 2 3 4   3   1 2 1 6
31 SROKA, MARCIN 16:00 2 1/3     1   1   1 1   1 2   -2
Team           3   3               3
Totals 200:00 84 29/52 4/16 14/15 16 16 32 16 6 12 6 6 21 22 91
        55.8% 25% 93.3%
Head coach: UVALIN, MIHAILO
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
Panionios Athens
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS 7:11 4 2/3     1 1 2           2   3
5 PAYNE, MARK 31:55 7 2/4 1/1   1 5 6 3       1 1 1 13
6 MOTSENIGOS, SPYRIDON 2:45                         1   -1
7 ATHINAIOU, IOANNIS 19:04 2 0/2 0/1 2/2   1 1 4 1       1 1 5
10 ATHANASOULAS, IOANNIS 5:58           1 1           2   -1
11 BATIS, MARIOS 26:18 8 1/1 2/3     3 3 3 1 2     4 4 12
12 JANKOVIC, VLADIMIR 23:22 7 0/1 1/2 4/6   3 3 3   3 2 1 4 4 7
13 KAVVADAS, VASILEIOS 6:15 8 4/4             1 2     1   6
15 PAPPAS, NIKOS 32:53 21 8/15 1/2 2/3 1 1 2 3 3 4   2 3 8 19
16 DRAGICEVIC, STRAHINJA 17:57 8 4/7     1 2 3 1   2   1 2   4
18 BOOKER, CHRIS 26:22 20 9/13   2/3 2 1 3 3 1   3 1 1 3 26
Team           1 2 3     1         2
Totals 200:00 85 30/50 5/9 10/14 7 20 27 20 7 14 5 6 22 21 95
        60% 55.6% 71.4%
Head coach: SFAIROPOULOS, IOANNIS
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