Fenerbahce one step away from the Final Four

2017-04-20T21:47:53+00:00 2017-04-20T22:00:44+00:00.

Antigoni Zachari

20/Apr/17 21:47


Fenerbahce finished the job in Athens perfectly and will host Panathinaikos in Istanbul for Game 3 with a clear advantage.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

In a what it turned to be a thriller game 2, Fenerbahce managed to prevail 75-80 and made the series 2-0.

Bogdan Bogdanovic’s star performance of 25 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds led the visiting team to another grand victory in the playoffs.

Unlike the first game, Panathinaikos stepped into the game energetically, with fast breaks and shooting from inside the game placing them ahead 11-6 at 4′. Pero Antic scored from… the lockers and then Bogdanovic followed with another three, as Fener trimmed the deficit to 1 point, 16-15. After 10′, the visiting team was up 20-22.

Bobby Dixon came with a steal for the Turkish team, then he tapped the ball into the Greens’ basket for 27-28, then the score was tied to 32 points, while the tempo of the game slowed down during the second period. Fenerbahce managed to pierce through the Greens’ defense and led 43-45 at halftime.

Ioannis Bourousis dunked in Fener‘s and made the score 54-55, as the Greens’ rotation was lingering, allowing the visitors’ Dixon score 3 times from downtown in the third period. After 30 minutes, the score was 59-63.

The game was on to a thrilling finale, as Games Jist placed Panathinaikos ahead with 66-65 at 32, as the Greens showed efficiency and concentration in both ends of the court. Still, in the most crucial moments of the game,  Zeljko Obradovic‘s team stood strong.