Vitor Benite guides Burgos to big win over AEK

2020-01-22T22:25:42+00:00 2020-01-22T23:17:29+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

22/Jan/20 22:25

Elimination is in the picture for AEK following its third straight Basketball Champions League loss.

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San Pablo Burgos jumped to an early lead and never looked back to defeat AEK, 93-76, at the Coliseum Burgos.

Vitor Benite with 23 points behind 8/13 field goals including 4/6 beyond the arc was the key for the hosts. Dragan Apic chipped in with 15 points. Keith Langford’s early exit with a hamstring injury was an unexpected aid for the Spanish club.

Nikos Zisis marked his return to the Queen after 15 years and to the Basketball Champions League following a shorter absence with a team-high 16 points in the Gameday 12 contest. Jerai Grant scored 15.

Joan Penarroya’s team tied Ilias Papatheodorou’s side at 7-5 in Group B and gained the tiebreaker advantage as well. Despite sitting two games over .500, playoffs are not a given for Wednesday’s rivals with a couple of Regular Season tilts left.

Game highlights:

Postgame press conference:

Photo Credit: Basketball Champions League