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The Sporting Judge announced today (10/05) that Panathinaikos were deducted six points for their decision to forfeit the match against Kymi on Wednesday (08/05).

Consequently, the “Greens” dropped to the third place and will face Olympiacos in the first round of the playoffs.

Panathinaikos refused to compete as a means of protest against the incidents that happened on Tuesday (07/05), when referee Panagiotis Anastopoulos was verbally assaulted and intimidated outside his house.

The Referees Union and the Greek Basketball Federation decided to replace Anastopoulos, who had been selected to officiate the game between Olympiacos and Promitheas Patras (08/05).

Anastopoulos was one of the three referees of the semi-final against Panathinaikos in mid-February, where Olympiacos had left at halftime.

After that game, the club had informed that “from now on the team won’t compete in any game of domestic competitions against any opponent if the game is officiated by referees Anastopoulos, Manos and Panagiotou.”