Panathinaikos became the second team to qualify for the Euroleague Final Four in Berlin (June 24-26) by defeating Maccabi Tel-Aviv (81-72) in the final support match of their quarter final on Tuesday in the Marousi Olympic Hall, on the outskirts of Athens.

The Greek club, which is making its return to the last four of C1 for the first time in twelve years, must face in the semi-final, in a dry match, the winner of the quarter between Monaco and Fenerbah├že on Wednesday (7:00 p.m.) in the Principality.

Second in the regular season, the “Pana” took the lead in the last quarter – started with only two lengths ahead (58-56) – and it owes a lot to Kendrick Nunn, author of 26 points including 13 in the last ten minutes.

The ex-back of the Miami Heat, where he had averaged around 15 points during two seasons (2019-2021), established himself as the man of this series and perhaps of the Club in Clover, after the 25 points then 27 stacked in the previous two matches.

They will perhaps need it even more in Berlin because their Greek point guard and leader Kostas Sloukas (15 and 6 rebounds), obviously injured, was unable to finish the match (less than twenty minutes on the floor).

The absence of Wade Baldwin, injured again after a handful of minutes on the field last Thursday, was crippling for Tel Aviv.