Panathinaikos Athens overturned a 16-point deficit with a huge second half performance to down Crvena Zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade 75-66 on Friday night. The Greens ended a six-game losing run in the process and improved to 9-19, while Zvezda fell to 12-16.
Zvezda took early control to establish a double-digit lead, which was maintained through most of the second quarter for a 29-42 halftime lead. Panathinaikos roared back to go ahead with a 22-2 run, and the momentum never changed after that. Georgios Papagiannis led the way with 17 points and 7 rebounds, while Derrick Williams scored 13 points and Matt Thomas added 11. Nemanja Nedovic and Filip Petrusev scored 12 apiece for Zvezda.