Euroleague: Dwayne Bacon stars as Panathinaikos mount thrilling comeback against Milan

Panathinaikos Athens were forced to overturn two separate 15-point deficits on their way to a dramatic overtime victory over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.

The Greek outfit ended up claiming a 90-77 success - their fourth straight victory in the competition. 

Milan, who are now on an eight-match losing run in Euroleague, led 72-65 with three minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

However, a 7-0 run for the hosts forced the match into overtime which saw Panathinaikos power to a thrilling victory.

Dwayne Bacon was the player of the match having put 22 points on the board.

Following the match, he told Greek news outlet NOVA: "I'm not trying to score 40 points. I try to fulfill my duties in offense and defense in every match. I will help my team by scoring according to what the opposing defense gives.

"We had a tough game. At one point I wanted to come aside myself to concentrate and see what the error was. I think this helped me because when I came back I felt a lot of things had improved. We had to play well, and that's what happened."

He added: "Paris Lee is the reason I'm here. He is a player who works very hard and sacrifices for his team. Tonight was incredible and I trust him. You saw that in some key moments of this match.

"I'm working hard to be a complete player. I'm happy to come to be the leader of a team. We used to go through tough times with Sasa Obradovic in Monaco , but he trusted me.

"I am grateful to have had a hand in his success over the past year. Hopefully this year it will improve further and we can build on it."

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