Panathinaikos entered the game better and led 2-9, with Costas Antetokounmpo coming forward and scoring six points. Aris responded, with Sanogo making it 7-9 with a three-pointer. The “greens” again increased the difference to seven (7-14), but with eight consecutive points and the Toliopoulos to be on fire, the hosts closed the first period, leading me 15-14.
In the second quarter, Panathinaikos reached 15-19 with a quick 5-0, with Aris again having an answer and making it 20-19 first and then 22-19. Afterwards, the two teams were tied several times, with Kalaitzakis making it 29-31 with a basket from behind 6.75m. The first part ended with 33-32 in favor of the yellows, with his impressive pin-windmill Bangston.
Lessor started head first in the second half, bringing Panathinaikos ahead in the score with 33-36, while Vildosa with nice energy, he made it 37-43. The same player brought his team to +7 shortly after, with a long three-pointer (39-46). The Argentine was in excellent condition and with a new hat-trick, he wrote 42-52. Immediately after, Slukas brought the “greens” to +11 with another shot from behind from 6.75m, with the third quarter ending with 44-55.
At the beginning of the last quarter, Aris reduced to seven (50-57), while then Galinat made it 53-57 with a three-pointer. The guests, however, also reacted with him Mitoglou to take the lead, he made it 55-65 in the 36th minute. The hosts failed to react, with the “clover” taking the victory with 65-75.
The quarters: 15-14, 33-32, 44-55, 65-75.
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