Kostas Papanikolaou drives Olympiacos past AEK, Panathinaikos beats Peristeri

2024-01-07T15:44:33+00:00 2024-01-07T19:03:56+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

07/Jan/24 15:44


A double-double consisting of season-highs in points and rebounds for Olympiacos captain Kostas Papanikolaou

By Eurohoops Team/ info@eurohoops.net

Leading from start to finish, Olympiacos drew a win, 92-80 against AEK Betsson in Round 13 of the Stoiximan Basket League Regular Season on Sunday.

Kostas Papanikolaou posting a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds marked a couple of individual bests for the 2023-24 campaign. Isaiah Canaan, Luke Sikma, and Shaquielle McKissic sat out. A game-high 21 points by Jordan McRae was not enough for the hosts.

Extending the perfect domestic start to 13 games, Panathinaikos Aktor defeated Peristeri bwin, 90-75. Jerian Grant combined his season-high 26 points. With the team coached by Vassilis Spanoulis threatening with an upset, the Greens pulled away in the fourth quarter.

Forced to an early exit due to a knee injury, Luca Vildoza is set to undergo an MRI. Kostas Sloukas (thigh) stayed on the injury list but is projected to play in the next double-game week of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Aleksander Balcerowski and Ioannis Papapetrou (left knee) were out as well.

London Perrantes finishing with 16 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds shaped the second triple-double of the season in Greece, following Moustapha Fall in Round 5. The Virginia product was among the key players for Kolossos H Hotels in the win, 88-73, against Lavrio Megabolt.

Basket League Round 13

PAOK mateco – Maroussi 79-85
Karditsa Iaponiki – Promitheas 101-72
Aris Midea – Apollon Carna 76-63
AEK Betsson – Olympiacos 80-92
Panathinaikos Aktor – Peristeri bwin 90-75
Kolossos H Hotels – Lavrio Megabolt 88-73

STANDINGS: Panathinaikos Aktor 26 (13-0), Olympiacos 25 (12-1),  Promitheas 21 (8-5), Aris Midea 20 (7-6), Peristeri bwin 20 (7-6)…

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