PAOK (14th place)– Aris Thessalonikis (13th place): 101-84
Quarters: 32-24, 57-47, 78-63, 101-84
Venue: PAOK Sports Arena ( Palataki)
MVP: Adam Smith
PAOK hosted Aris for the 14th gameweek. The team which coached by Kostas Charalambidis was 5 points in front from the first minutes (18-13). Aris scored a lot of free throws in the first half, but PAOK remained as leader in the end of the first quarter (32-24).
Both teams were unable to score in the first minutes of the second quarter. Later Bobby Brown scored 5 consecutive points for PAOK (44-37). In addition, Adam Smith and Shannon Shorter were the best players of PAOK and helped the hosts score points. Brown was a key player for Aris and gave a lot of energy with his moves and shot. PAOK led by 10 points at halftime (57-47).
Although the hosts had a 5-0 in a row (62-47), Aris made a great attempt to tie the match (65-57). PAOK remained as leader in the end of the third quarter (78-63). Furthermore, Aris made many mistakes and the gap between the two teams was increased. The visitors had no energy in the last minutes. PAOK finally won 101-84 over Aris Thessalonikis.
PAOK (14th place) best players : Points: Adam Smith ( 26 points) , Rebound: Antwaine Wiggins ( 10 rebounds) , Assist: Shannon Shorter ( 3 assists)
Aris Thessalonikis (4th place) best players: Points: Vladimir Dragisevic ( 19 points) , Rebound: Milan Milocevic ( 9 rebounds) , Assist: Lefteris Bochoridis ( 5 assists)
Paok (14th place) will travel to Thessalia to play against Larisa, whereas Aris Thessalonikis will host Iraklis at home in 15th gameweek.
Promitheas Patras (2nd place)- Larisa (12th place): 62-76
Quarters: 15-14, 32-34, 51-57, 62-76
Venue: Dimitris Tofalos Arena (Patra)
Promitheas played well in the first five minutes of the game (9-2). Hickey and Rush also helped a lot the visitors score many points. Robinson scored 2 3-pointers, but Garrett was the key factor for Larisa. Promitheas led by 1 point in the end of the first quarter (15-14).
Larisa took the lead in the first minutes of the second quarter (16-18). But, Mantzaris and Papantoniou achieved to tie the score (24-24). Rush and Harris continued to score a lot of three-pointers and Ellis from Promitheas had 8 points. The visitors had the leading score at halftime (32-34).
Mantzaris, Agravanis and Robinson continued to score a lot of points. Hickey had 5 assists and Rush was the top scorer for Larisa with 15 points. Promitheas missed a lot of 3-pointers and Larisa kept the scoring pace. The team which coached by Vangelis Aggelou led by 6 points in the end of the third quarter (51-57).
Rush was incredible and continued to score a lot of points in the fourth quarter. Mavrokefalidis was the best player from the hosts with 11 points. In addition, Lypovy and Fieler made an 9-2 in a row ( 60-63). Spyropoulos and Parks helped the visitors increase the score. Larisa finally won 62-76 over Promitheas Patras.
Promitheas Patras (2nd place) best players : Points: Vangelis Mantzaris ( 13 points) , Rebound: Loukas Mavrokefalidis ( 4 rebounds) , Assist: Vangelis Mantzaris ( 4 assists)
Larisa (12th place) best players: Points: Brandon Rush ( 20 points) , Rebound: Terell Parks ( 9 rebounds) , Assist:Anthony Hickey ( 9 assists)
Promitheas Patras will travel to Athens to play against Ionikos Nikaias Affidea, whereas Larisa will host Paok at home in 14th gameweek.