Aris the 1-0 against PAOK in OT

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Antonis Stroggylakis

29/Apr/17 20:39

Aris beat arch-rival PAOK in the first game of the Greek League quarterfinal series between the two teams from Thessaloniki.

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Another episode in the classic Thessaloniki rivalry ended in a 69 – 65 overtime win for Aris in “Nick Galis Hall” arena. This is the first victory for the 10-time Greek League champion against PAOK in the season after two pre-playoff defeats.

The next game in the best-of-three series will take place in “PAOK Sports Arena” on Wednesday (3/5).

On his birthday, Vassilis Xanthopoulos paced Aris with 16 points plus 4 assists while Vlado Jankovic added 12 points, 5 rebounds and Will Cummings had 10 points.

From the losing squad, Nathan Sobey finished with 20 points being the only player who scored in double figures for PAOK.

2017 NBA Draft candidate Antonis Koniaris was a starter for PAOK and he scored 4 points (2/4 from the field), dished out 4 assists, grabbed 4 rebounds and had zero turnovers in the 23:33 minutes he spent on the floor.