PAOK in the Regular Season...Aris in the Playoffs
GREEK BASKET LEAGUE - 2ND ROUND PLAYOFFS (GAME 2)
|PAOK||75 - 84||Aris|
PAOK were victorious in both regular season matchups against Aris, however Aris swept their city rivals in the 2nd Round of the Greek Basket League playoffs after defeating PAOK 75-84 in game 2 of the series.
Aris took the lead from the beginning of the game and kept it until the final buzzer. The visitors increased their lead to double digits at multiple instances in the match, but PAOK always managed to comeback and they did not go down without a fight. The Dikefalos tou Vora cut Aris’ lead to two points at the start of the fourth quarter, but Aris kept their composure and marched on to a 75-84 win to secure their place in the semifinals of the Basket League playoffs (won the series 2-0).
Aris had an exceptional night from behind the arch going 11/24. Dragicevic led the visitors in scoring with 21 points while Cummings scored 18 points. For the hosts, Peiners and Sobey scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Despite defeating Aris in both regular season games, PAOK could not do the same in the playoffs with Aris winning the best of three series 2-0. In the semi-finals, Aris will play the top seed Olympiacos. The Erythrolefki will have home court advantage in the best of 5 series.