PAOK hand Aris fifth consecutive defeat

PAOK hand Aris fifth consecutive defeat
 

GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - ROUND 5

Aris 63 - 57 PAOK
(18 - 18)
(31 - 31)
(54 - 39)
(63 - 57)

PAOK used a big third quarter to take the derby spoils against Aris on Saturday night, handing the Kitrinomavri their fifth consecutive defeat in all competitions.

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A 23-8 run in the third quarter saw PAOK beat Aris 63-57 at the PAOK Sports Arena on Sunday night.
 
Lucky Jones struck for 20 points and Owen Klassen had 9 rebounds as PAOK picked up just their second win of the Greek Basket League season.
 
After a tough loss in the FIBA Basketball Champions League midweek, PAOK rebounded well to edge their local rivals. After a tight first half with the score tied after both the first and second quarters, PAOK surged to a 15-point lead in a dominant frame.
 
Aris did make a push for a comeback with Giannis Athinaiou leading the way with 20 points himself, but Panagiotis Giannakis’ men hopes of a shock comeback would fall short despite an 18-9 run in the final frame.
 
Both sides return to European action midweek with PAOK travelling to  face Neptunas Klaipeda in Lithuania, while Aris remain at home to host Sidigas Avellino.


HIGHLIGHTS: ARIS - PAOK

 
by Peter Katsiris
Image Source: SDNA.gr
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