Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv – Panathinaikos OPAP 77 - 73

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv narrowly avoided a massive meltdown as it held off Panathinaikos OPAP Athens for a 77-73 home victory on Thursday at Menora Mivtachim Arena.

Maccabi controlled most of the game and built a 20-point lead with 6 minutes left before Panathinaikos charged back within 2 points with 8 seconds left. Scottie Wilbekin hit 2 free throws with 7.2 seconds left to secure the win, which gave Maccabi a 3-2 record. James Nunnally scored 16 of his 18 points in the first half to pace the winners while Wilbekin finished with 16 points and Derrick Williams added 11. Panathinaikos drained 6 three-pointers in the fourth quarter to make it a game but the hole was too deep and the Greens dropped to 1-4. Daryl Macon Jr. tallied 17 points in the loss, Ioannis Papapetrou had 15, Okaro White 14, Nemanja Nedovic finished with 13 and Georgios Papagiannis chipped in 6 points and 12 rebounds.

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