AEK is staring at relegation from the A1 division for the first time in its history after going down at Ilisiakos on February 19, while bottom side Iraklis scored its first away win this season, upsetting Kolossos on Rhodes.
Cash-strapped and demoralized, AEK is having a nightmare season that may well see it end up in the A2, after getting into the drop zone for the first time due to its 75-63 defeat to fellow struggler Ilisiakos.
The Zografou team has now moved out of the relegation zone for the first time this season.
Iraklis enjoyed a great first half, leading by more than 20 points for most of the second period and managing to hold onto a precious win on Rhodes with an 87-82 score.
Panionios and Peristeri also scored important wins: The Nea Smyrni side defeated fourth-placed PAOK 92-84 away, though behind closed doors, while Peristeri saw off visiting Aris 84-66 and moved up to fifth on the table.
Leaders Olympiakos and Panathinaikos had absolutely no problems against Maroussi and Kavala respectively.
Despite the absence of center Yiannis Bourousis, who is sidelined for a month due to a broken thumb, Olympiakos beat Maroussi 92-76 at home on February 20, one day after Panathinaikos won 89-64 at Kavala.
Panellinios moved away from the danger zone with an emphatic 95-75 win at Lamia over visiting Ikaros Kallitheas.