Panathinaikos OPAP - KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 100-68

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens recorded its third consecutive win in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague by downing KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 100-68 in the Greek capital on Thursday. Panathinaikos improved to 7-4 in the standings, while Baskonia dropped to 5-6. Jimmer Fredette led the winners with 21 points, DeShaun Thomas added 15, Tyrese Rice and Nick Calathes each had 12 and Ioannis Papapetrou got 11 for Panathinaikos. Calathes also dished 9 assists for the Greens. Youssoupha Fall and Nik Stauskas led Baskonia with 12 points apiece and Toko Shengelia added 11. Papapetrou and Fredette stepped up for the hosts in the second quarter and a layup by Wesley Johnson made it a double-digit game, 46-36, at halftime. Fredette took over after the break, burying back-to-back three-pointers to break the game open at 72-51 after 30 minutes. Baskonia kept trying but Panathinaikos won on its way to a well-deserved win.