Panathinaikos vs Real Madrid Predictions
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Real Madrid is aiming for its second-straight win when it heads to the Olympic Indoor Hall to play Panathinaikos on Thursday.
Real Madrid (19-6) has already secured a playoffs spot while Panathinaikos (14-11) is battling for the five remaining spots in the best-of-five phase.
The Los Blancos blasted Crvena Zvezda 98-68 at home last week. Six Real Madrid players scored in double figures as the hosts never looked back after taking a 38-24 lead after the first period. The Spanish champions also edged rival Barcelona 76-75 in the domestic league last Sunday to secure their second-straight victory in all competitions.
Sergio Llull, who is averaging team-highs 16.5 points and 6.2 assists, is Real Madrid's main offensive threat. The star guard will get support from backcourt mate Jaycee Carroll and big men Gustavo Ayon and Anthony Randolph. Head coach Pablo Laso will also count on Othello Hunter, Rudy Fernandez and teenage star Luka Doncic.
A victory for Real Madrid will earn the nine-time champions a homecourt advantage in the playoffs.
Panathinaikos, meanwhile, is aiming to get back on track after suffering back-to-back defeats against Darussafaka Dogus (72-77) and Zalgiris (58-64).
Guards Mike James and KC Rivers and forward Chris Singleton will spearhead the Greens' offense. Nick Calathes, James Feldeine and center Ioannis Bourousis are also scoring options for head coach Xavi Pascual, who is familiar with the opposition having coached Barcelona in the past.
The good news for Panathinakos fans is James Gist returned in their 97-74 win at Apollon Patras in the Greek League last Sunday after being sidelined by a leg injury for three months.
Real Madrid defeated Panathinaikos 87-84 in their Round 7 meeting in the Spanish capital last November 16 with Llull topscoring with 30 points.
Panathinaikos vs Real Madrid Game Notes
- Real Madrid beat Pantahinaikos in their first meeting
- Real Madrid is tied with CSKA Moscow at the top of the team standings
- The Los Blancos have lost only once in their last 11 Euroleague fixtures
- Real Madrid has secured a playoffs spot
- Panathinaikos has lost its last two Euroleague games