HEBA - Greece

Greek League finals, Game 5: June 8, 2010
Kostas Kaimakoglou - Maroussi BCMaroussi beat Panellinios 70-60 at Aghios Thomas on Tuesday to celebrate third place in the Greek League after winning the best-of-five third-place series. Billy Keys led the way with 18 points, Kostas Kaimakoglou contributed 12 points and 6 assists, Jamon Lucas added 12 points, Marios Batis 10 and Michalis Pelekanos posted 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Rod Blackney bagged 18 points, Devin Smith added 11 and Manolis Papamakarios had 10 for Panellinios in defeat. Maroussi dictated the tempo for the first 25 minutes leading 18-15 after one quarter and sending the difference to double digits, 27-17, midway the second. The guests trimmed it to 34-33 after halftime, but again Maroussi climbed to 41-33. Panellinios bounced back with an impressive 3-14 charge thanks to Blackney and Papamakarios, who each fired in a pair of three-pointers to get within 44-47. However, the hosts did not panic and reacted with a 9-0 run punctuated by a Pelekanos three behind the halfcourt line at the buzzer to sail in front 53-47 after three quarters. Maroussi's morale went sky-high and the margin moved to 63-51 and despite some late heroics by Blackney that cut it to 63-56, the hosts finally celebrated a 70-60 victory. MORE

Greek League, Finals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Panathinaikos (1) 73 72 79 76 x
1 Olympiacos (2) 54 79 70 69 x
3 Maroussi BC 3rd place 75 90 78 79 70
2 Panellinios 3rd place 70 72 97 86 60
Greek League Champion 2009-10: Panathinaikos

Semifinals Playoffs: best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Panathinaikos (1) 88 75 75 x x
0 Panellinios Opap BC (4) 58 73 65 x x
3 Olympiacos (2) 69 73 89 x x
0 Maroussi BC (3) 53 72 77 x x

Quarterfinals Playoffs: best of 3 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Panathinaikos (1) 92 107 x
0 Panionios (8) 57 59 x
2 Panellinios Opap BC (4) 71 80 x
0 PAOK (5) 69 66 x
2 Olympiacos (2) 75 85 x
0 Aris BSA (7) 63 75 x
2 Maroussi BC (3) 87 87 x
0 VAP Kolossos (6) 68 72 x

Finals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Panathinaikos vs. Olympiacos 73-54 May 26
Game 1 Maroussi BC vs. Panellinios Opap 75-70 May 26
Game 2 Olympiacos vs. Panathinaikos 79-72 May 30
Game 2 Panellinios Opap vs. Maroussi BC 72-90 May 29
Game 3 Panathinaikos vs. Olympiacos 79-70 June 2
Game 3 Maroussi BC vs. Panellinios Opap 78-97 June 1
Game 4 Olympiacos vs. Panathinaikos 69-76 June 6
Game 4 Panellinios Opap vs. Maroussi BC 86-79 June 5
Game 5 Maroussi BC vs. Panellinios Opap 70-60 June 8

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Panathinaikos vs. Panellinios Opap 88-58 May 15
Game 1 Olympiacos vs. Maroussi BC 69-53 May 16
Game 2 Panellinios Opap vs. Panathinaikos 73-75 May 18
Game 2 Maroussi BC vs. Olympiacos 72-73 May 19
Game 3 Panathinaikos vs. Panellinios Opap 75-65 May 23
Game 3 Olympiacos vs. Maroussi BC 89-77 May 22

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Panathinaikos vs. Panionios 92-57 May 1
Game 1 Olympiacos vs. Aris BSA 75-63 May 1
Game 1 Maroussi BC vs. VAP Kolossos 87-68 May 1
Game 1 Panellinios Opap BC vs. PAOK 71-69 May 1
Game 2 Panionios vs. Panathinaikos 59-107 May 3
Game 2 Aris BSA vs. Olympiacos 75-85 May 3
Game 2 VAP Kolossos vs. Maroussi BC 72-87 May 3
Game 2 PAOK vs. Panellinios Opap BC 66-80 May 3

Greek League, Regular Season, Game 26: April 28, 2010
LAST GAME GAME 26
April 28, 2010
Day Match Result
April 28 Aris BSA vs. Maroussi BC 76-84
April 28 Panionios vs. Kavala 69-67
April 28 Olimpia Larissas vs. PAOK 65-93
April 28 VAP Kol. vs. Panathinaikos 60-80
April 28 AEK vs. Ilysiakos 64-63
April 28 Peristeriou vs. Trikala 96-76
April 28 Panellinios vs. Olympiacos 91-94
NEXT GAME GAME
Quarterfinals Playoffs
Match
Panathinaikos(1) vs. Panionios(8)
Olympiacos(2) vs. Aris BSA(7)
Maroussi(3) vs. VAP Kolossos(6)
Panellinios(4) vs. PAOK(5)


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 PANATHINAIKOS 26 25 1 2297 1748
2 OLYMPIACOS 26 23 3 2355 1925
3 MAROUSI 26 19 7 2002 1893
4 PANELLINIOS 26 15 11 2022 1935
5 P.A.O.K. 26 15 11 1999 1883
6 KOLOSSOS VAP 26 14 12 1877 1907
7 ARIS 26 12 14 1887 1886
8 PANIONIOS 26 12 14 1930 1959
9 GS PERISTERIOU 26 12 14 1957 2036
10 A.E.K. 26 9 17 1836 2032
11 KAVALA 26 8 18 1888 2021
12 ILISIAKOS AO 26 7 19 1843 2018
13 TRIKALA 26 7 19 1916 2137
14 OLYMPIA LARISA 26 4 22 1745 2174


Greek League, Season 2009-10
Little has changed in the Greek League this season, where Panathinaikos remains the team to beat and archrivals Olympiacos as the main - and possibly only - candidate to dethrone the Greens. Panathinaikos has lifted seven consecutive trophies, every spring since 2003. The Greens landed Nick Calathes and Milenko Tepic to round out a roster that won the Triple Crown last season and features Sarunas Jasikevicius, Dimitris Diamantidis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Nikola Pekovic, Mike Batiste and many more. Olympiacos shook the off-season market with marquee arrivals like Von Wafer, Linas Kleiza and Patrick Beverley. It also kept Yotam Halperin, Nikola Vujcic, Josh Childress, Theo Papaloukas, Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Ioannis Bourousis. Aris TT Bank, Panionios On Telecoms and Maroussi Costa Coffee will try to beat the big teams in the country and fight for a 2010-11 Euroleague spot. Aris counts on new, experienced players like Michalis Kakiouzis, Demos Dikoudis and Nikos Hatzivrettas. Panionios relies on Barry Elder and Kevin Rogers, while Maroussi has Billy Keys, Jamon Gordon and Kostas Kaimakoglou as its main stars. PAOK is a sleeper in this year's Greek League with talented stars such as Ivan Radenovic, Chris Monroe and William Avery. AEK and Panellinios will also try to reach the playoffs, but it would be a big surprise if anyone other than Panathinaikos and Olympiacos was fighting for the Greek League title in Spring 2010.

Greek League, Regular Season, Game 10: January 2-3, 2010

Jan 03, 2010 by Vassilis Skountis, Athens Print
Linas Kleiza - OlympiacosPanathinaikos and Olympiacos remain atop the Greek League standings after they both escaped with victories from Nea Smirni and Hellinikon and improved their records to 9-1. The Reds beat AEK 91-96 behind 28 points from Josh Childress and 25 points from Linas Kleiza, while the defending champion Greens edged Panionios 76-80 as Nikola Pekovic bagged 19 points and Vassilis Spanoulis posted 18. At Rhodes, Kostas Kaimakoglou recorded an impressive double-double of 24 points and 14 boards to seal a thrilling victory for Maroussi over host Kolossos 73-79 after overtime. Aris edged GS Olympia Larissa on the road 62-79 as Jeremy Richardson netted 21 points and Andrew Betts had 17 points and 9 boards. Panellinios smashed Kavala 84-59 behind 14 points from Josh Davis and 13 points from Kostas Haralampidis. Peristeri came back from a 36-45 deficit to down PAOK 71-68. Marcus Faison posted 16 points and Jamie Arnold recorded a double-double of 15 points and 11 boards for the hosts, while Chris Monroe and Todor Gecevski led the visitors with 19 and 18 points respectively. Trikala registered an important home win over Ilissiakos 70-67 thanks to Giorgos Apostolidios who posted 16 points.

The defending champion Greens edged Panionios 76-80 as Nikola Pekovic bagged 19 points and Vassilis Spanoulis posted 18. Panathinaikos led 67-77 with three minutes to go, but the hosts came up big to cut the margin to 75-77. Then Tyresse Rice committed a turnover, while Vassilis Spanoulis and Mike Batiste scored 2 crucial free throws for a 76-80 win. Sarunas Jasikevicius added 13 points for the winners. Dimitris Papanikolaou bagged 21 points for Panionios, Rice had 12 points and BJ Elder added 11 points.

At Hellinikon, Olympiacos which played without the injured Theodoros Papaloukas, soared up to 69-81, but AEK didn’t surrender and cut the deficit to 83-85 with two minutes to go. The visitors didn’t panic and found the path for a 91-96 victory. Josh Childress bagged 28 points and Linas Kleiza recorded a double-double of 25 points and 13 boards and Milos Teodosic scored 17 points and dished 9 assists. Torin Green led the hosts with 26 points and 6 boards, Makis Nikolaidis chipped in 20 points and Donny McGrath added 17 points.

At Rhodes Maroussi came back from a 59-51 disadvantage and used a 14-2 charge to take a 61-65 lead, but Nikos Papappas scored 2 free throws to tie the game at 69-69 and force overtime. Finally the visitors registered their eighth win in 10 games, 73-79. Kostas Kaimakoglou shined with 24 points, 14 boards and 3 steals, Michalis Pelekanos posted 13 points, Billy Keys had 12 and Jamon Lucas added 10 points and 9 assists. For Kolossos Lance Harris netted 19 points, Angelos Tsamis bagged 18 points and Nikos Pappas had 11.


LAST GAME GAME 10
January 2-3, 2010
Day Match Result
Jan. 2 Olimpia Larissas vs. Aris BSA 62-79
Jan. 2 Panellinios vs. Kavala 84-59
Jan. 2 Peristeriou vs. PAOK 71-68
Jan. 3 VAP Kolossos vs. Maroussi BC 73-79
Jan. 3 Trikala vs. Ilysiakos 70-67
Jan. 3 AEK vs. Olympiacos 91-96
Jan. 3 Panionios vs. Panathinaikos 76-80
NEXT GAME GAME 11
January 9-10, 2010
Day Match
Jan. 9 PAOK vs. AEK
Jan. 9 Ilysiakos vs. Panionios
Jan. 9 Aris BSA vs. Panellinios
Jan. 9 Panathinaikos vs.Peristeriou
Jan. 10 Maroussi BC vs. Olimpia Lar.
Jan. 10 Kavala vs. Trikala
Jan. 10 Olympiacos vs.VAP Kolossos


STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 OLYMPIACOS 10 9 1 895 766
2 PANATHINAIKOS 10 9 1 828 676
3 PANELLINIOS 10 8 2 803 707
4 MAROUSI 10 8 2 757 719
5 ARIS 10 5 5 696 700
6 GS PERISTERIOU 10 5 5 762 769
7 KOLOSSOS VAP 10 5 5 718 706
8 P.A.O.K. 10 4 6 743 734
9 PANIONIOS 10 4 6 735 725
10 A.E.K. 10 3 7 733 806
11 TRIKALA 10 3 7 750 823
12 OLYMPIA LARISA 10 3 7 663 782
13 ILISIAKOS AO 10 2 8 683 754
14 KAVALA 10 2 8 706 805