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Panathinaikos to shoot for top basketball spot March 13, 2008

Posted by grhomeboy in Basketball.
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Reigning European basketball champion Panathinaikos will look to capture the top spot in the Round of 16’s Group D tonight when the Athens basketball club hosts group front-runner Siena. The Italian club leads with a 3-1 record with two rounds remaining. Panathinaikos and Partizan share second place with 2-2 records.

“There’s not much to say before a game that looks like a final for Panathinaikos,” said coach Zelimir Obradovic. “Siena is a really good team that we know very well. Without a doubt, our objective is to win the game and cover the nine-point losing margin of the first round.”

Also tonight, Olympiakos, on 2-2 in Group F, a win behind leader Real Madrid, is hosted by last-placed Zalgiris, on a 1-3 record.

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