Kolossos break Aris hearts to clinch playoff berth

Kolossos break Aris hearts to clinch playoff berth

 

GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - ROUND 26

Date Home Team Score Away Team
13-May-18 AEK 82 - 76 Kymis
13-May-18 Kolossos 73 - 67 Aris
13-May-18 PAOK 91 - 51 Faros Larissas
13-May-18 Olympiacos 104 - 69 Prometheus

In a winner-take-all showdown, it was Kolossos who managed to outlast Aris to grab the final Greek Basket League playoff spot…

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Kolossos are playoff bound after a 73-67 win over Aris in a winner-take-all showdown for the final playoff spot in the Greek Basket League.
 
A strong start from the home side teed-up Kolossos for a memorable win over their Thessaloniki guests en route to clinching the eight seed and a playoff matchup with Panathinaikos.
 
TJ Bray led Kolossos with 18 points as the American helped steer Kolossos to a second-straight berth in the Basket League playoffs.
 
Aris failed to recover from a 20-11 slide in the first quarter as the task of overturning a turbulent season proved too much for the Autokratoras.
 
Ivan Maras led Aris with 15 points while Eleftheris Bochoridis notched a double-double with 12 points and 8 assists in the finale of a season to forget for the Thessaloniki outfit.
 
AEK win to setup Dikefale derby
 
In Athens, AEK managed to hold-off Kymis at the OAKA Olympic Indoor Hall just days after the Champions League winners were left dumbfounded by Panathinaikos in the Athens derby.
 
AEK’s 82-76 win helped the Enosi clinch fifth spot in the league standings and thus tee-up a playoff showdown with PAOK, who were also victorious on Sunday following a 91-51 demolition of Gymnastikos.
 
Olympiacos use huge third quarter to sink Promitheas
 
In a showdown between second and third in the Basket League, Olympiacos posted a 56-22 second half run to cruise to a 104-69 win at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus.
 
With second spot already assured heading into Sunday, Olympiacos led by just one point at halftime against a Promitheas side that gave 15-year-old Lefteris Mantzoukas his first-ever start.
 
Mantzoukas, who generally featured for just a few minutes towards the end of blowout results for Promitheas, notched 12 points and collected 3 rounds and 1 assist in just over 31 minutes for the longest professional outing of his young career.

 
by Peter Katsiris
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