Sunday, December 22, 2013

Aris defeated Panionios for Greek cup semifinals

Aris hosted and defeated Panionios for Greek cup semifinals, in a knock out game. Aris started the game with a 21-4 run. In 8th minute Panionios' coach was charged with a technical foul due and the first half finished with score 34-11. Aris kept the difference at high levels and the first half finished with the home team leading the score by 20 points. In the third quarter Panionios tried to counter attack after the difference reached 21 points. Charisis made an unsportsmanlike foul, Uros Duvnjak scored a three pointer and Michalis Pelekanos made an offensive foul. The difference lowered to 11 points and the game was starting to be tight. Aris was charged with a second unsportsmanlike foul in the third quarter, Errick McCollum scored the two free throws and the difference was just six points. Aleksandar Vezenkov scored three free throws, Hunt scored a three pointer and Symtsak made an offensive foul in Aris' small counter attack. Aris controlled the game and although it lost the 20 points difference, it manage to keep it steady above 10 points. Aris won Panionios with 88-79 in a game that dominated from the first minute. Aris qualified to the cup final, first time after the cup final of 2005, and will play against the winner of the second semi-final between Panathinaikos and Olympiacos.
Quarters' scores: 34-11, 50-30,70-56, 88-79.

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