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Panathinaikos one win away from Basketleague title

Peristeri Bikos Cola B.C. (2nd place) – AEK Athens ( 1st place): 71-79  (1-1)

Quarters: 18-17, 39-32, 52-59, 71-79

Venue: Peristeri Arena ( Andreas Papandreou) 

Referees: Schinas – Symeonidis – Manglogiannis

MVP: York Gabe  and Dusan Sakota

Peristeri won the first match and the team, which coached by Argyris Pedoulakis had confidence from the start. Skordilis abilities and shots was very significant for Peristeri in the first quarter. The hosts was in the lead by 1 point ( 18-17). In the start of the second quarter Bentil had 2 3pointers in a row (26-17). Lucas Banchi called time – out for Aek, but Peristeri remained as leader ( 36-23). Although Gabe York shots helped Aek to decrease the score, but Peristeri kept the lead at halftime ( 39-32).  Lucas Banchi was frustrated from the score and the Italian coach tried to wake up his players. Sakota’s 3p pointers was important for Aek and helped thwt visitors to equalize the score (47-47). Peristeri made mistakes in the third quarter and Sakota with another 3 pointer helped Aek to become leader. Giannopoulos made (47-53) and AEK was in the lead by 7 points in the end of the third quarter ( 52-59) with Gabe York shot . The American point guard for Aek scored another 3 pointer in the start of the fourth quarter. Aek had good performance but the visitors made mistakes. The team who coached by Lucas Banchi won the match (71-79) and Aek equalize the series (1-1).

 Peristeri Bikos Cola B.C. (2nd place) best players : Points: Ben Bentil  ( 17 points) , Rebound: Ben Bentil  ( 11 rebounds) , Assist: Zois Karambelas ( 5 assists)

 AEK Athens ( 1st place) best players  : Points: Gabe York ( 28 points) , Rebound:  Jordan Theodore ( 5 rebounds) , Assist: Vasilis Xanthopoulos ( 12 assists)

Promitheas Patras B.C. ( 4th place) – KAE Panathinaikos Opap (3rd place):  ( 80-92)  (0-2)

Quarters:  22-22, 39-49, 57-69, 80-92Venue: Dimitris Tofalos Arena

Referees: Karakatsounis – Swmos – Kaldiris

MVP: Nick Calathes

Great day for Patra, because Promitheas host for first time ever Panathinaikos for Basketleague finals. Promitheas had a great game and was competitive. This was obvious from the score of the first quarter (22-22). Calathes and Hall scored a lot of 3 pointers from the start. Promitheas was in the lead (17-12) in the last minutes of the first part, but Panathinaikos with Thanasis Antetokounmpo mainly had 8-0 in a row (22-22). Panathinaikos was decisive in the second quarter and the visitors had (1-12) in a row in the first 4 minutes of the second quarter. (23-34). Panathinaikos kept the leading and they made 17-0 in a row ( 23-39), but the hosts had 10-0 in a row (33-39). The great game from Giatras players wasn’t enough for Promitheas to regain the lead and Panathinaikos was in the lead at halftime (39-49). Calathes and Papagiannis shots helped the visitors to increase the score ( 41-53) in the start of the third quarter, but Rion  Brown 3 pointer  helped Promitheas to decrease the score ( 53-59). Langford scored for Panathinaikos and the team which coached by Rick Pitino was in the lead by 12 points ( 57-69). The hosts had a good performance, but they made some mistakes. Papapetrou shot made the final score ( 80-92). The second win for Panathinaikos in the Greek Basketleague Finals. 

 Promitheas Patras B.C. ( 4th place)   best players : Points: Rion Brown  ( 21 points) , Rebound: Octavius Ellis  ( 11 rebounds) , Assist: Langston Hall  ( 7 assists)

 KAE Panathinaikos Opap (3rd place)best players  : Points: Nick Calathes ( 17 points) , Rebound:  Ioannis Papapetrou ( 9 rebounds) , Assist: Nick Calathes ( 14 assists)

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