Maroussi’s win over Kalev Tallinn was the 4th in a row in the FIBA Europe League for the Greek side. Having come off a derby win over AEK in the Greek League at the weekend, Maroussi continue what is proving to be a great season for them.
Tallinn, meanwhile, have struggled on the European scene and along with Honka Playboys, are the only club in the competition without a win.
Maroussi assumed control of the game from the jump ball and strong inside play from Andre Hutson and Ivan Grgat sparked them to a 23:9 first quarter lead.
It was a lead that they would comfortably maintain for the rest of the game, and gave coach Panagiotis Giannakis the chance to use his bench players. Indeed all the Maroussi players saw court time and every single one got on the scoresheet.
Hutson was the top points scorer and rebounder for Maroussi, finishing with 21 and 9.
Troy Coleman put up 24 points for Tallinn.
Panagiotis Giannakis, Head Coach, Telestet Maroussi:
"Two days after a very tough game and a great victory in the Greek League we made a big effort to keep our concentration. There aren’t any easy games. We made a few mistakes, but at least we managed our goal, which was the victory".
Stavros Daniil, Telestet Maroussi:
"We took this game very serious and there were some periods when we played very well and others that we didn't play that good. We have great expectations both in the Greek League and the FIBA Europe League".
Andres Sober, Head Coach, Kalev Talinn:
"We played better than the first game against Maroussi. The team of Panagiotis Giannakis is the best in our group. It is a difficult season for us and it's kind of a victory for us to lose under 15 points".
Prit Ilver, Kalev Talinn:
"It was a hard game for us because we arrived in Athens at 5.00 o'clock in the morning after a 14-hour trip. In the second half we were better than the first one."