Monday, February 23, 2015

Panathinaikos beat PAOK for Greek Cup semi finals

Panathinaikos beat PAOK for Greek Basketball Cup 2014-2015 semi finals. Panathinaikos will play in the Greek Cup Final for eleventh consecutive year! The game was tight and PAOK equalized the score in the last minute but with four seconds remaining Panathinaikos managed to make the winning shot with Vlanto Giankovits. Giankovits scored a great buzzer beater and gave his team the ticket to the Cup Final. For the winners Giankovits and Gist scored 13 points each, Slaughter socred 12 points, Batista 11. Gist and Batista collected 7 rebounds each, while Diamantidis served 7 assists. For PAOK Kevin Langford scored 18 points, Christos Saloustros collected 9 rebounds, Margaritis scored 9 points and collected 8 rebounds. Jake Odume missed the last crucial free throws but had 9 points and 7 rebounds. Panathinaikos will probably keep its crown against Apollon Patras in the final but PAOK and Soulis Markopoulos build a great team step by step.
Quarters' scores: 12-17, 27-33, 44-50, 68-71

PAOK (S. Markopoulos): Langford 18, Liapis, Charitopoulos 9, Carter 5(1), Saloustros 4, Tsochlas 3(1), Dedas 3(1), Margaritis 9(1), Odum 9, Vaughn 2, Sinadinovic 6.
Panathinaikos (Ivanovic): Blums 1, Slaughter 12(1), Giankovits 13(2), Fotsis 3(1), Nelson, Pappas 8, Mavrokefalidis 2, Diamantidis 8(1), Gist 13(1), Batista 11.

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