This is what the protagonists had to say after the Round 34 showdown between Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens.
Post-game quotes: Fenerbahce vs. Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens head coach Dimitris Priftis
"It's good that we finished with a win, and especially away for our home court. Congrats to the guys for today's win. It was very special circumstances because, as you saw, we had no guards. Unfortunately, we are missing [Nemanja] Nedovic. [Howard] Sant-Roos, something happened in the first four or five minutes, so we had to play with a special lineup. So congrats to the guys, and we continue now with the domestic league."
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul head coach Sasha Djordjevic
"Tough game, tough loss. I think we played our hearts out, but we were short of breath and due to that we didn't finish the game in the right way. We had some easy turnovers and some unforced errors, as I like to call them, and some open shots that we didn't make. On the other side, they made the shots that were coming up and the last shot was the shot we started this year with, and we are finishing it with this kind of loss. It hurts, but on our [bench] we had like 50 points in our [injured] starters [Marko] Guduric, [Nando] De Colo and [Devin Booker], and it's hard to invent offensively something against a very physical team like Panathinaikos, who took advantage of their size. I don't think we played smart enough at the finish. It would have been a great reward for all of our players to have won the game. We gave our heart out, but as I said, we didn't finish it in a smart way."
2021-22 All-EuroLeague Second Team: Georgios Papagiannis, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 23
Magic Moment: Caloiaro’s steal springs Nunnally
Magic Moment: Floyd’s ferocious dunk
Georgios Papagiannis MVP Showreel Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Georgios Papagiannis | Round 34 MVP | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
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!
Magic Moment: Mattisseck-to-Koumadje alley-oop
Magic Moment: Koumadje hammers it home
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs FC Bayern Munich | Highlights | Round 26
Magic Moment: Sisko to Lucic for the alley-oop
Magic Moment: Sweet put-back by Vesely
Magic Moment: What an inbounds pass by Lucic
Marko Guduric, Fenerbahce: 'We will give our best every night'
Top 10 Plays | Round 33 | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Evans posterizes Tavares!
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
Ask me Anything: Nando De Colo, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
FC Barcelona vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 32
Howard Sant-Roos | MVP Showreel | Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
7DAYS Magic Moment of the Night: Polonara finishes great team play!
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 31
Spalding Dunk of the Night: Okaro White hammers it home on the break!
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs FC Bayern Munich | Highlights | Round 31
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Panathinaikos OPAP Athens | Highlights | Round 30
Inspired plays from recent Greek Derby games!
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs AX Armani Exchange Milan | Highlights | Round 28
Green Memories: Fragiskos Alvertis and Dimitris Diamantidis
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 28
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Zalgiris Kaunas | Highlights | Round 18
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade v Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 19
AS Monaco vs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Highlights | Round 27
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs Crevna Zvezda mts Belgrade | Highlights | Round 27
Ask me Anything: Nemanja Nedovic, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
2021-22 Best Defender Candidate: Pierria Henry
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'
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul v Real Madrid - Highlights - Round 18
FC Barcelona - Panathinaikos OPAP Athens - Highlights - Round 25
AX Amani Exchange Milan - Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - Highlights - Round 25
Daryl Macon, Panathinaikos: 'I'm in love with it'
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens center Georgios Papagiannis
"It was our last game and I wanted to give maximum effort today. Unfortunately, we are not going to continue. That was for us the end of the EuroLeague. But I am really happy that we actually got the win today, because we have a really important game on Monday in the domestic league. And actually I would like us to keep the aggressiveness we had in the second half for the upcoming game. Daryl [Macon] made a really great shot. He really made an important shot and we won the game."
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens guard Daryl Macon
"One thing about me, I'm going to keep shooting. And my teammates trust me enough to help me get shots up and to help me find open looks. I didn't shoot the ball well [tonight] but they trusted me that last possession to bring the game home, and I really appreciate those guys. I really do. It means a lot. We had a lot of ups and downs this season just dealing with everything: injuries, sickness, just finding the rhythm and playing with each other. This game was big for us. We all stayed together despite missing two players. Everyone stepped up tonight. We all trusted each other. We trusted the coaching staff with their tactics, their game plan. This was a big game for us because we have a big [domestic] game on Monday and we needed this confidence going into that one."