Kendrick Nunn sinks game-winning free throws in best European outing

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Giannis Askounis

20/Nov/23 18:03

A narrow win for Panathinaikos over fellow Athens club AEK Betsson behind a couple of free throws by Kendrick Nunn

By Eurohoops Team/

A close call for Panathinaikos, edging out AEK Betsson behind closed doors in OAKA.

After dropping a double-digit lead, the team coached by Ergin Ataman recovered down the stretch to secure the 86-85 victory on Monday.

Kendrick Nunn stood out piling up 18 points, including two free throws for a one-point lead with 13.4 seconds on the clock. Holding on the defensive end pushed the Stoiximan Basket League Regular Season tally to 7-0 and forced the visitors to 3-4.

“Each game I am playing better. I am getting more comfortable,” Nunn told Greek public television ERT after deciding the Round 7 contest of Greece’s top-tier division. The 28-year-old guard also produced six rebounds, four assists, and three steals over 24 minutes.

Besides Ioannis Papapetrou (left knee surgery) and Juancho Hernangomez (finger surgery) on the injury list, Kyle Guy was once more the odd one out of the list of foreign players suiting up for the Greens in the domestic league. Similarly, AEK ruled out Jordan McRae, partially due to a minor knee issue.

Basket League Round 7

Peristeri bwin – Lavrio Megabolt 89-87
PAOK mateco – Aris Midea 82-76
Kolossos H Hotels – Karditsa Iaponiki 73-67
Promitheas – Apollon Carna 106-68
Marousi – Olympiacos 83-111
Panathinaikos – AEK Betsson 86-85

STANDINGS: Panathinaikos 14 (7-0), Olympiacos 13 (6-1), Promitheas 12 (5-2), PAOK 11 (4-3), Peristeri 11 (4-3), Aris 11 (4-3)…

In Round 10 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Panathinaikos will welcome Valencia in OAKA Altion on Thursday. Staying in Athens and switching to Gameday 4 of the Basketball Champions League, the team coached by Joan Plaza will host Poland champion King Wilki Morskie Szczecin in the Ano Liosia Olympic Hall on Wednesday.

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