Derrick Williams's late triple overcomes Bonzie Colson's career game

2023-01-13 21:03

Bonzie Colson scored 29 points, grabbed 14 rebounds, and recorded 41 PIR points but Derrick Williams's late triple and Dwayne Bacon's 4th quarter show gave the win to Panathinaikos.

Credit: Vangelis Stolis

Bonzie Colson had the best game of his EuroLeague career but it was not enough as Panathinaikos Athens (7-12) snapped a 6-game losing streak with a home win against Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv (10-9) 88-86 (24-17, 21-20, 20-21, 23-28).

Bonzie Colson had a phenomenal game, scoring 29 points and grabbing 14 rebounds for an astounding 41 PIR, all career-bests for the player.

With 5 minutes left and Maccabi leading by one (72-71), Dwayne Bacon started his show. The forward first hit a triple, then followed it up with two more jumpers and one more three-pointer to give Panathinaikos a 9-point lead with under three minutes to go (83-74).

Player of the Game
Derrick  Williams
Derrick Williams
Points 17
Accuracy 6-9
Rebounds 5
Assists 1

However, the guests went on a 10-0 run to retake the lead with just 52 seconds remaining.

After Bonzie Colson's putback, Maccabi had a one-point lead with just under 30 seconds to go. Panathinaikos had the ball. A chaotic possession ended with a Derrick Williams triple that caused the OAKA crowd to go crazy.

The last attack by Maccabi was not successful, and the Greek team snapped a 6-game losing streak.

Panathinaikos: Paris Lee 21 (4/5 2PT, 3/7 3PT, 4/5 FT), Dwayne Bacon 19 (2/8 2PT, 4/7 3PT), Derrick Williams 17 (3/4 2PT, 3/5 3PT, 5 REB), Georgios Papagiannis 16 (5/6 2PT, 5 REB).

Maccabi: Bonzie Colson 29 (7/7 2PT, 5/6 3PT, 14 REB, 41 PIR), Wade Baldwin IV 21 (8/12 2PT), Lorenzo Brown 11 (3/9 2PT, 1/4 3PT).

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