ATHENS – Panathinaikos was rocked out of the Euroleague basketball tourney on April 22, falling 74-55 to CSKA Moscow, which won the series, 3-1.
Even a capacity home crowd couldn’t get the Greeks cranked up against a team which had delivered two punishing losses in Moscow before Panathinaikos eked out a third game win.
Unable to hit from three-point land, Panathinaikos couldn’t match CSKA’s muscle and physical presence and hit only 4-of-21 from long range.
It was still a game at the half with the losers trailing only 37-32 at that point, and they hung close at 45-41 before the Russian team went on a 13-0 run to effectively close it out.
Nikos Pappas was again his team’s top scorer, with 18 points but shot only 1-for-8 from the three-point arc.