ALBA Berlin rediscovered its shooting touch in the second half en route to 74-65 win over visiting Panathinaikos OPAP Athens on Friday night in the German capital.
The victory improved ALBA's record to 9-17 while Panathinaikos dropped to 9-15, but both teams are facing severely uphill climbs to challenge for the playoffs.
Panathinaikos spent most of the first three quarters with leads as high as 10 points, but Johannes Thiemann scored 14 consecutive points to open the fourth, including 4 straight triples, to tilt the game ALBA's way. Thiemann finished with a career-high 16 points in 18 minutes. Marcus Eriksson netted 12 points and Maodo Lo had 11 points and 7 assists for ALBA. Aaron White was the only Panathinaikos scorer in double digits, with 14 points, while Konstantinos Mitoglou collected 9 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in a losing effort.