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Panathinaikos OPAP - FC Bayern Munich 98-73

In an exciting game that had just about everything, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens used a huge 21-2 run to race past visiting FC Bayern Munich 98-83 on Wednesday night in the Greek capital. Panathinaikos improved to 11-8, while Bayern lost its fifth straight game to drop to 6-13 on the season. The game was a rollercoaster ride; Panathinaikos opened it with a 19-2 lead only for Bayern to erase it before halftime and go up 61-70 in the third quarter. However, DeShaun Thomas came up huge inside and on offensive rebounds, carrying Panathinaikos in a 21-2 run which first restored the hosts' lead and then allowed them to pull away for good. Thomas finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds, including 7 on the offensive glass. Ioannis Papapetrou collected 13 points and 9 rebounds, Tyrese Rice had 12 points and Nick Calathes finished with 11 points and 12 assists. Jacob Wiley and Dinos Mitoglou also scored 11 points apiece in a victory. Greg Monroe collected 17 points plus 9 rebounds for the visitors, Thomas Bray netted 14 in his debut, Petteri Koponen scored 12, Josh Huestis had 11 and Paul Zipser 10 points for Bayern, which knocked down 15 triples, but none in the fourth quarter.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…
... Panathinaikos became the only team in the history of European basketball who wins titles in 24 consecutive years?
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