The Greek League playoffs are set – HEBA Day 26 Recap

2018-05-13T17:49:54+00:00 2018-05-13T18:16:04+00:00.

Dionysis Aravantinos

13/May/18 17:49

Eurohoops.net

Panathinaikos finished the regular season undefeated, while Olympiacos finished second after blowing out Promitheas. The playoffs are set to begin on May 16.

By Dionysis Aravantinos / info@eurohoops.net

The regular season is over, and it is time for the Greek League playoffs.

Panathinaikos blew out Lavrio 57-111 on the road, finishing the regular season undefeated for the first time. Since the first half, the visitors had a double-digit lead, with their offense clicking on all cylinders (26-59). The hosts could not respond, and so PAO enjoyed a great afternoon. All of ‘Pana’s players scored, as Mike James put up 15 points and eight assists.

Meanwhile, Olympiacos demolished Promitheas 104-69 at home thanks to an incredible second half. The game was tight (48-47), through two quarters, but the hosts went on a 27-3 run in the third period to put Sfairopoulos’ squad up by 25 points (75-50). From that point, the visiting side could not come back. Kyle Wiltjer led the way with 223 points (6/10 3FG), while Spanoulis (10p. 10a.) and Bogris (17p. 13r.) added double-doubles.

In addition, PAOK blew out Faros at home, winning by 40+ points (91-51), while Rethymno got past Panionios. Also, after suffering a 30-point loss to Panathinaikos, AEK Athens bounced back with a close victory over Kymi.

Finally, Kolossos Rhodes defeated Aris and qualified for the playoffs, where they will face the defending champions, Panathinaikos.

First Round Playoff Matchups (16-21 May):
1. Panathinaikos vs. 8. Kolossos Rhodes
2. Olympiacos vs. 7. G.S. Kymis
3. Promitheas vs. 6. Lavrio
4. PAOK vs. 5. AEK Athens

Results:

HOME                           AWAY             FT HT Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
KORIVOS BC TRIKALA BC 82-85 46-42 25-19 21-23 18-17 18-26
AEK ATHENS BC GS KYMIS 82-76 40-40 21-21 19-19 24-15 18-21
GS LAVRIOU PANATHINAIKOS BC 57-111 26-59 10-22 16-37 16-28 15-24
OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS BC PROMITHEAS PATRAS 104-69 48-47 22-28 26-19 29-5 27-17
RETHYMNO BC PANIONIOS BC 90-78 38-35 14-20 24-15 31-17 21-26
PAOK BC G.S LARISSAS FAROS BC 91-51 58-30 27-12 31-18 22-11 11-10
KOLOSSOS RODOU ARIS THESALONIKIS BC 73-67 35-22 20-11 15-11 14-18 24-27

Regular Season Standings:

# TEAM PTS MP W L POINTS +/-
1 PANATHINAIKOS BC 52 26 26 0 2404 – 1777 627
2 OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS BC 48 26 22 4 2245 – 1781 464
3 PROMITHEAS PATRAS 43 26 17 9 2081 – 2013 68
4 PAOK BC 43 26 17 9 2063 – 1975 88
5 AEK ATHENS BC 41 26 15 11 2082 – 2031 51
6 GS LAVRIOU 40 26 14 12 2149 – 2110 39
7 GS KYMIS 40 26 14 12 2026 – 2032 -6
8 KOLOSSOS RODOU 37 26 11 15 1934 – 1977 -43
9 ARIS THESALONIKIS BC 36 26 10 16 1754 – 1869 -115
10 RETHYMNO BC 36 26 10 16 2047 – 2136 -89
11 G.S LARISSAS FAROS BC 34 26 8 18 1927 – 2190 -263
12 PANIONIOS BC 33 26 7 19 1876 – 2078 -202