PAOK and AEK gave fans a spectacular game on Sunday in Thessaloniki that was decided at the very last shot in PAOK’s favor, as the Basket League continues to offer unforgettable encounters, while Olympiakos and Panathinaikos secured easy home wins on Monday.
Throughout the game, up to a few seconds from the end AEK led PAOK at Pylaia with a margin that at times exceeded 10 points, but PAOK, victor of champion Panathinaikos a few days earlier, came back and eventually won through a Jake Odum three-pointer nine seconds from time with a 73-71 score.
PAOK is alone in third after AGO Rethymnou suffered a shock home loss to Trikala (83-81), in another impressive game that took place on Saturday on Crete.
League leader Olympiakos was only troubled in the first half by Aris, eventually winning 84-68 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, as Panathinaikos routed visiting Panelefsiniakos 91-54.
There were big away wins with almost identical scores for Kolossos Rhodes at KAO Dramas (72-68) and for Apollon Patras at Panionios (71-68).
Nea Kifissia – the only team to have beaten Olympiakos in the league – suffered another reverse, this time at promoted Korivos Amaliadas (79-70).