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 all-star game: March 14, 2010

Mar 14, 2010 by Vassilis Skountis, Athens Print
Sofoklis Schortsanitis - Olympiacos_24953Olympiacos Piareus big man Sofoklis Schortsanitis was the clear star and MVP of the 18th Greek League all-star game after recording 42 points on near-perfect shooting to lead Team Greece to an impressive 147-114 victory over the Rest of the World in Heraklion, Crete. Both the winners and Schortsanitis set records for the most points scored in the history of the event. Schortsanitis bagged 42 points on 16-for-16 two-point shooting, 3-of-5 three-point shooting and 1 of 2 free throws to earn the MVP trophy. Michalis Pelekanos of Maroussi added 16 points, Manolis Papamakarios of Panellinios scored 15, Theodoros Papaloukas of Olympiacos recorded a double-double of 13 points and 15 assists, Kostas Kaimakoglou of Maroussi and Makis Nikolaidis had 13 points apiece and Antonis Fotsis of Panathinaikos added 10 points. From the Rest of the World Mike Batiste of Panathinaikos scored 17 points, Drew Nicholas of Panathinaikos and Kenny Gregory netted 16 points, Torin Francis bagged 15 points, Jamon Lucas of Maroussi had 13 points and Warren Carter chipped in 10 points. Amongst the selected players Dimitris Diamantidis and Vassilis Spanoulis of Panathinaikos, Ioannis Bourousis of Olympiacos and Andres Betts and Jeremy Richardson of Aris didn’t play due either to injuries or personal problems. Lance Harris won the slam dunk contest and Drew Nicholas was the winner of the three-point shootout.