Basket League Finals tip off Sunday

Basket League Finals tip off Sunday

The 2018 Greek Basket League Finals between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos will tip-off on Sunday night in Athens. 

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For the 13th straight season, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos will meet in the Greek Basket League finals. The eternal enemies swept their way into the finals series after knocking out PAOK and Promitheus, respectively, in the semi-finals. 

Tip-off for the 2018 Finals series is scheduled for Sunday (June 3) at the Nick Galis OAKA Indoor Hall with Panathinaikos playing host to Olympiacos. Game two will take place on Thursday (June 7) at the Peace and Friendship stadium in Piraeus before next Sunday’s (June 10) game three at the OAKA. If necessary, Olympiacos will play host on Thursday, June 14 for game four while game five will be held at the OAKA stadium on Sunday, June 17th. 

The Green will enjoy home court advantage in the best of five series after finishing first in the regular season standings and will be the favorites to be crowned champions for a second consecutive season. The Prasini went 26-0 during the regular season and have won all five of their playoffs games while Olympiacos wen 22-4 during the regular season and have yet to taste defeat in the postseason. 

Sunday 3-June, Game 1: Panathinaikos - Olympiacos
Thursday 7-June, Game 2: Olympiacos - Panathinaikos
Sunday 10-June, Game 3: Panathinaikos - Olympiacos
Thursday 14-June, Game 4: Olympiacos - Panathinaikos (if necessary)
Sunday 17-June, Game 5: Panathinaikos - Olympiacos (if necessary)

PAOK and Promitheus will also play in a best of five series for third place honors. Promitheus, who finished third in the regular season, will enjoy home court advantage and the matches will take place one day before the Finals series (i.e. Game 1 will be on Saturday June 2, Game 2 on Wednesday June 6, etc.).

by Sarantos Kaperonis
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