Promitheas and AEK reach basketball’s cup final

Promitheas and AEK reach basketball’s cup final

Promitheas Patras and AEK will contest Sunday’s Greek Cup final in basketball after successfully negotiating Wednesday’s semifinals.

After eliminating three top-flight teams, Diagoras Dryopideon fell at the last hurdle before the final. On Wednesday evening the second-tier club hosted AEK at Aigaleo and lost 89-71 to a more experienced opponent that broke away from the last couple of minutes of the first half.

In Patra host Promitheas defeated Peristeri 67-61 in the other semifinal to book its place in the Cup final after reaching the league finals last season. It owes its victory to a great extent to 35-year-old Loukas Mavrokefalidis, as the former Greece center had 26 points and seven rebounds.

The final will take place on Sunday at the Dyo Aorakia court in Iraklio, on Crete.

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