FC Bayern Munich – Panathinaikos BC 84 - 68

FC Bayern Munich started 2023 in the best possible way with a crucial 84-68 home victory over Panathinaikos Athens. Augustine Rubit scored 23 points to lead Bayern, which improved to 6-11 after having lost four of its last five games.

Freddie Gillespie chipped in 10 points and 10 rebounds for the German side, which has won three of its last four home games. Panathinaikos’s downhill trend continued with a fifth straight loss to fall to 6-11. The EuroLeague’s leading scorer Dwayne Bacon scored 18 points for Panathinaikos but he had just 2 points in the first two quarters.