Ninth playing day of the Greek league

Greek LeagueThe ninth playing game of the Greek league takes place during the upcoming weekend, where the game between the championship winner Panathinaikos and Aris BSA attracts the fans' interest.

The whole program is quoted below:

1. A.E.K. Athens – Olympia Larissa

2. A.E.L. 1964 – Olympiacos

3. Kavala – P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki

4. Panionios ON Telecoms – Panellinios BC

5. Maroussi Costa Coffee – Trikala 2000

6. Panathinaikos – Aris BSA

7. Kolossos Rhodes – Egaleo Estia

Panathinaikos welcomes Aris BSA in the O.A.K.A. court after his win against Zalgiris Kaunas for the Euroleague's competition while Aris BSA pounded Bnei Hasharon for the EuroCup's stages.

During the today's press conference, coach Andrea Mazzon stated:

“Savvas Iliadis and Spencer Nelson will not play tomorrow due to their physical problems and we do not know if Gaios Skordilis will be ready to play due to his absence for participating in the National Team of Greek Army. Nikos Barlos will travel to Athens but he is doubtful for the game also and we will decide for his playing just before the start of the game. We will fight for the win because our aim is to win every game. As for Panathinaikos, they are one of the most expensive teams in Europe and they can win easily every opponent if they play the game they know. They did so against Montepaschi Siena and Olympiacos. We have to play better than we can, but is it better for us to deal with these physical problems in a game like this, instead of having to deal with these problems while playing a game in our court. What really considers me, is that we have to play two tough games in 48 hours and I found this really awkward, but I hope to overcome the problems because the Tuesday's game against Turk Telecoms is a final for us.”