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Promitheas lands the Basketball Super Cup, its first ever trophy

GEORGE GEORGAKOPOULOS

TAGS: Basketball

Promitheas Patras won its first ever national trophy as it beat Peristeri in the final of the Basketball Super Cup on Thursday, after seeing off AEK a day earlier.

The new tournament introduced by the Basket League was held in the form of a Final Four involving the top four teams in last year’s regular season (there were no playoffs due to the lockdown). It served as a competitive answer to the preseason friendlies and eventually produced more excitement than anticipated.

In the first semifinal on Wednesday Promitheas eliminated AEK with a 98-88 score, followed by the upset by host Peristeri over Panathinaikos (90-82).

In Thursday’s final Promitheas was the better team and overcame the host with an 82-74 score. Panathinaikos finished third, beating AEK 79-73 earlier in the day.

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