Laboral Kutxa vs Panathinaikos by Tullamore
This time Panathinaikos is coming decisive as ever, in an effort to leave the bad days behind. The Greeks seem to be in good shape, despite the fact they haven't brought their "A" game on the court thus far. Coach Pedoulakis is a defensive minded coach, who prefers a rock-solid behavior at the defensive end instead of an explosive offensive performance.
On the other hand, Saski Baskonia hasn't changed many things the last decade, regarding its style of play. Tones of threes and a high tempo game, specially when the opponent is competitive enough and can run the court equally well. At the same time Panathinaikos can handle extremely well against high paced teams, but needs to find solutions offensively. There were spots of improvement lately, talking about the points coming beyond the arc, a key factor to the upcoming game. The Greeks have a respectable depth at every single position and it is time to make a dominant performance against a good opponent, raising the confidence at the locker room.
I am confident backing the visitors here, having in mind the great performance at Kuban and against Olympiacos due to the Greek Cup Semi. Baskonia is no better than any of those teams, that Panathinaikos has already beat. Even if this clash goes down to the wire, i think that Panathinaikos has what it takes to improve to 2-0.
Pick the Greeks and… your thumbs down.
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