Saturday, March 15, 2014

KAOD beat PAOK for Greek League 21st day

KAOD hosted and beat PAOK for Greek Basket League 21st day. KAOD had won all three home games against PAOK in the previous three seasons and PAOK had won all four games in Thessaloniki, making it a couple where the home teams always win. KAOD was leading the score in the first half since PAOK had 1/10 three pointers and home team only 2 turnovers. PAOK improved in the second half, lowered the difference in the third quarter and balanced the game in the end so the game went to extra time. In the extra time PAOK started with a 4-0 run but KAOD replied with a 9-0 run and lead the score till the end. PAOK was really bad at three pointers with only 3/20 while KAOD had 11/26. For PAOK Vangelis Margaritis was the top scorer with 15 points (4/4 field goals, 7/7 free throws), 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Giorgos Dedas and Mark Payne had 12 points each, Giorgos Bogris and Kostas Charalampidis 10 points each. DJ Cooper had 8 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists but also 0/6 three pointers and 4 turnovers. For KAOD J'Covan Brown had 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Nikola Marković had only 4 points but also 12 rebounds and 4 assists.
Quarters' scores: 22-18, 43-25, 61-58, 74-74. Extra time: 90-85.

KAOD: Slaftsakis 6, Jones 14, Stiggers 13, Brown 24, Vaughn 10, Markovic 4, Spyridonidis, Bavčić 14, Zaras 3, Benas 2, Kolovis.
PAOK: Payne 12, Cooper 8, Charalampidis 10, Tsochlas 6, Vucicevic, Tsairelis 7, Dedas 12, Margaritis 15, Kalles 2, Bogris 10, Kaselakis 3, Liapis.

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