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…
Watch LIVE from AGONAsport.com Greece's international friendly against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, May 15!
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.