Olympiakos needs overtime to beat PAOK away

Olympiakos needs overtime to beat PAOK away

PAOK came as close as possible to upsetting champion Olympiakos in Thessaloniki, but eventually lost to its visitor in overtime on Monday in a thrilling game with a 104-99 final score.

Bottom-of-the-table PAOK led for most of the second half and would have scored its first win in four games had Olympiakos not staged a late comeback to take the game to overtime, where experience and quality overcame the home team’s passion and concentration.

Panathinaikos and AEK remain the only teams with a perfect record, after the Greens thrashed Kolossos Rhodes 107-66 in Athens on Sunday and AEK beat the strong resistance of host Korivos at Amaliada to win 76-67 on Saturday.

New boys Arkadikos scored their first ever victory in the top flight beating visiting Rethymno 75-70 at Tripoli.

In other Saturday matches promoted Lavrio gave a big scare to Aris before the Thessaloniki team won 76-68 away, Kifissia made up for its home loss last week with a 76-73 victory at Trikala, and Apollon Patras that had sacked coach Thanassis Papachatzis after three losses saw off host kavala 91-72.

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