Macon lifts AEK to 1-0 lead over PAOK, Langford injured

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Giannis Askounis

11/May/21 22:09

AEK overcomes Keith Langford’s early exit to edge PAOK

By Eurohoops Team/

Daryl Macon Jr. fired 28 points pushing AEK past PAOK, 102-89, Tuesday in Athens. The Queen went up 1-0 in Greece’s Basket League Playoffs Quarterfinals.

The 25-year-old American guard delivered convincingly following Keith Langford’s leg injury early in Game 1 of the best-of-three series. He made 9/11 field goals, including 2/2 from beyond the arc. However, his teammate will undergo an MRI and may miss the rest of the postseason.

The Greek league playoffs opener saw second-seed Lavrio Megabolt brush off Kolossos H Hotels, 87-68, for the 1-0 lead in the best-of-three series. Vassilis Mouratos logged 23 points, Alpha Diallo added 20 points and O.D. Anosike posted a 12-point, 12-rebound double-double.