Thomas, Langford help Panathinaikos beat Aris

2018-10-13T20:18:13+00:00 2018-10-13T20:25:24+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

13/Oct/18 20:18

Panathinaikos got another win in the Greek League.

By Eurohoops team/

Greek League defending champion Panathinaikos stayed perfect in the 2018-2019 regular season by defeating Aris Thessaloniki 80- 74 on the road in a manner more difficult than the final score shows.

It was a rather tense game from early on given the ejection of both head coaches (Xavi Pascual, Vangelis Aggelou) in the first quarter. In the end, the Greens prevailed to make the 2-0 in the season, while Aris fell to 1-1.

DeShaun Thomas scored a game-high 15 points for Panathinaikos while Keith Langford had 14 points plus four rebounds in 19 minutes. The latter also scored a key 3-pointer for the 66 – 74 with five minutes remaining to provide his team an advantage at a moment when Aris was becoming dangerous.

Former Panathinaikos player Lefteris Bochorides had 11 points and seven assists for Aris. Gary Bell also scored 11.