ALBA Berlin crashed the offensive glass and the home team’s rebounding prowess played a major role in its 87-78 victory over Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in a Round 19 makeup game.
Telling numbers: Crashing offensive glass brings ALBA victory
ALBA won the rebound battle 37 to 34, but grabbed 16 offensive rebounds to 8 for Panathinaikos. The 16 offensive boards were 3 off ALBA’s single-game club record and Coach Israel Gonzalez’s men turned them into 12 second-chance points to 9 for Panathinaikos.
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Georgios Papagiannis | Round 34 MVP | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
AS Monaco vs ALBA Berlin | Highlights | Round 34
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs Panathinaikos OPAP Athens | Highlights | Round 34
Magic Moment: Macon wins it for Panathinaikos!
Magic Moment: Papagiannis dunks in traffic!
Magic Moment: Vesely throws it down!
Magic Moment: Henry beats the buzzer!
Magic Moment: Evans puts it back!
ALBA Berlin vs Panathinaikos Athens | Highlights | Round 19
Magic Moment: Mattisseck-to-Koumadje alley-oop
Magic Moment: Koumadje hammers it home
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Panathinaikos pulled off a late-season upset when it knocked off Real Madrid 87-86 at home to snap a 13-game losing streak to the Spanish side.
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs ALBA Berlin | Highlights | Round 21
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv | Highlights | Round 21
Howard Sant-Roos | MVP Showreel | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Okaro White hammers it home on the break!
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs FC Bayern Munich | Highlights | Round 31
ALBA Berlin vs FC Barcelona | Highlights | Round 31
Focus on: Marcus Eriksson, ALBA Berlin
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Olympiacos Piraeus vs Panathinaikos OPAP Athens | Highlights | Round 30
Inspired plays from recent Greek Derby games!
Maodo Lo | Round 29 MVP | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
ALBA Berlin vs Olympiacos Piraeus | Highlights | Round 29
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs AX Armani Exchange Milan | Highlights | Round 28
Green Memories: Fragiskos Alvertis and Dimitris Diamantidis
ALBA Berlin vs Zalgiris Kaunas | Highlights | Round 28
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Zalgiris Kaunas | Highlights | Round 18
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Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Crevna Zvezda mts Belgrade | Highlights | Round 27
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs ALBA Berlin | Highlights | Round 27
Ask me Anything: Nemanja Nedovic, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Ask me Anything: Marcus Eriksson, ALBA Berlin
2021-22 Best Defender Candidate: Georgios Papagiannis
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs Panathinaikos OPAP Athens - Highlights - Round 26
Howard Sant-Roos, Panathinaikos: 'Hopefully, I can open the doors'
ALBA Berlin vs Zenit St Petersburg - Highlights - Round 26
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FC Barcelona - Panathinaikos OPAP Athens - Highlights - Round 25
ALBA Berlin v UNICS Kazan - Highlights - Round 24
Daryl Macon, Panathinaikos: 'I'm in love with it'
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Panathinaikos OPAP Athens v AS Monaco - Highlights - Round 24
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About the rebounds, Christ Koumadje, who like Johannes Thiemann grabbed 4 offensive boards, said: “They were really important, especially going against [Georgios] Papagiannis. He’s the top rebounder in the league, so that was an assignment for all of us - to crash the boards, offensively and defensively - and as a team, we did a great job.”
It could have been expected that the game would be decided on offensive rebounds because ALBA came into the contest having taken the fourth-most offensive rebounds with 10.7 per game. And Panathinaikos had allowed 11.4 offensive rebounds per game, which was last in the league.