The Greek Basket League Playoff Matchups

The Greek Basket League Playoff Matchups

On Thursday, the Greek Basket League regular season came to an end and the stage is set for the postseason.

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The top 8 teams in the league qualified for the playoffs, while the teams ranked 9th-12th remained out of postseason play. The two last placed teams, Apollon Patras and Doxa Lefkadas were relegated to the second division.

The Top-8 teams ranked in order: Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, AEK, Aris, PAOK, Rethymno, Kolossos Rodou, Lavrio.

The Basket League playoffs consist of three rounds before the finals. The first round will consist of the teams ranked 5th-8th with two teams advancing to the second round where they will be joined by the teams ranked 3rd and 4th (received byes) from the regular season.

The semi-finals, or the third round of the playoffs, will consist of the two teams that advanced from the second round along with the top 2 teams from the regular season, who will receive a bye to the third round.

The matchups for this year’s playoffs are below with the first team listed holding home court advantage.

First Round (Best of 3 series): PAOK (5) vs Lavrio (8)
First Round (Best of 3 series): Rethymno (6) vs Kolossos Rodou (7)

Second Round (Best of 3 series): AEK (3) vs Rethymno/Kolossos
Second Round (Best of 3 series): Aris (4) vs PAOK/Lavrio

Third Round (Best of 5 series): Olympiacos (1) vs Aris/PAOK/Lavrio
Third Round (Best of 5 series): Panathinaikos (2) vs AEK/Rethymno/Kolossos

Finals (Best of 5 series): Will include the two winners of the third round and the higher ranked team will have home court advantage.

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