Peristeri defeated Panathinaikos at home (80-72) and handed the “Greens” their first loss in the Greek Basket League.

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The hosts came back from a nine-point deficit in the first half (36-45) and outscored the visitors 25-12 in the fourth quarter to seal the deal.

Steven Gray led the winners with a game-high 27 points, whereas DeShaun Thomas posted a team-high 15 points for the losing squad.

Peristeri improved to 14-7, whereas Panathinaikos, which played without Nick Calathes, dropped to 20-1, but remained on top of the standings.

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