Aris Take Thrilling Game 1
GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - 2nd ROUND PLAYOFFS (Game 1)
|Aris||69 - 65||PAOK|
Despite trailing for most of the game against PAOK, Aris prevailed in overtime to defeat PAOK 69-65 in game 1 of the second round of the Greek Basket League Playoffs.
Aris and PAOK played to a thrilling finish at the Nick Galis Hall for game 1 in the second round of the Greek Basket League playoffs. PAOK held the lead for the first 35 minutes of the game, but Aris turned things around to take a 7-point lead with 40 seconds remaining. However, PAOK went on a fantastic 7-0 run to send the game into overtime (61-61).
In overtime, Aris went on to defeat their city rivals 69-65 and record their first win of the season against POK after falling in both regular season matchups earlier in the year.
Xanthopoulos led Aris with 16 points while Jankovic added 12 points for the host. Sobei was the best player for PAOK, scoring 20 points.
Game 2 will take place in Pilea on Wednesday with the Dikefalos tou Vora needing a win to stay alive in the best of three series.