Scottie Wilbekin posted a game-high 23 points and led Maccabi Tel-Aviv to its fifth straight victory in the EuroLeague.
The American guard helped the Israelis come back from an early 18-point deficit (13-31) and outscore the “Greens” 23-10 in the fourth quarter to earn the win.
“We just fought. Our first quarter was probably our worst this season. But, we just wanted to win. We really wanted to fight and really wanted to win,” Wilbekin told EuroLeague TV. “I had to keep it aggressive. My teammates trusted me and we found a way to get it done.”
Maccabi improved to 11-4, whereas Panathinaikos dropped to 9-6.