Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz gained its first win of the season by overcoming Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 81-79 in a thriller that went down to the final shot at Fernando Buesa Arena on Tuesday. Jayson Granger gave Baskonia the win – but only after Ioannis Papapetrou missed a three-pointer on the final buzzer.
Rokas Giedraitis and Simone Fontecchio led the way with 16 points apiece for Baskonia, while Tadas Sedekerskis added 15 and Jayson Granger paired 12 points with 9 rebounds. Papapetrou paced Panathinaikos with 22 points, and Daryl Macon added 13. Both teams now have 1-2 records.
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