-- Cummings Sends Aris to the Cup Final --
gREEK BASKETBALL CUP - SEMIFINALS
|Aris||77 - 76||AEK|
|(26 - 17)
(46 - 44)
(61 - 61)
(77 - 76)
It was a thrilling game in Thessaloniki as Aris defeated AEK 77-76, advancing to the Greek Basketball Cup Final. Will Cummings was the hero for the hosts, scoring the game winning shot with just two seconds remaining. Aris will play the winner of Olympiacos/Panathinaikos in the Final on February 19th.
Aris defeated AEK for the third year in a row in the Greek Cup, coming away with a 77-76 victory in Thessaloniki. In a very entertaining match, the game came down to the last shot. AEK went ahead 75-76 with 8 seconds remaining (Ukics’ layup), however the hosts responded when Cummings scored the game winning bucket with just two seconds remaining, sending Aris to the Cup Final on February 19th.
The hero, Cummings, was also the MVP of the game, scoring 20-points. Jenkins also played a vital role in Aris’ win, scoring 12-points, grabbing 6-rebounds, and dishing 4-assists. Dixon led AEK with 23 points, but was unable to lead AEK to their first Cup final in 16 years.
Aris will play the winner between Olympiacos and Panathinaikos who play in Monday’s second semi-final.