HEBA - Greece

Greek League finals, Game 5: June 2, 2012
Olympiacos champ Greek league 2011-12 (photo esake.gr)Three weekends after winning the Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the first time in 15 years, Olympiacos Piraeus has done it again! The Reds seized their first Greek League title in 15 years, too, by ousting archrival and nine-time defending champ Panathinaikos 82-76 in the fifth and last game of the playoff finals on Saturday. The victory, at home before a sold-out Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus, gave Olympiacos its 10th national title. Vassilis Spanoulis, the MVP of the Final Four, again led the Reds with 24 points while shooting 3 for 6 on three-pointers. Euroleague title-game hero Georgios Printezis added 14 points and 7 rebounds, while Acie Law came off the bench to score 10 for the winners. Panathinaikos didn't go down without a fight, rallying from 14 points behind with 5 minutes to play, but running out of time at the end. Nick Calathes led the Greens with 17 points. Dimitris Diamantidis added 13, but shot just 1 for 7 from beyond the arc, while Stratos Perperoglou scored 11 and Kostas Kaimakoglou 10. A huge dunk by Kyle Hines and a short jumper from Evangelos Mantzaris gave to the Reds an 18-11 margin that Perperoglou cut to 24-20 on a three-pointer from the corner on the first-quarter buzzer. Olympiacos dominated the second quarter, extending its lead to 48-31 on a shot from downtown by Spanoulis in minute 19, although back-to-back baskets by Calathes kept Panathinakios within 48-36 at halftime. Panathinaikos kept charging after the break to expand its run to 14-0 behind Diamantidis and Aleks Maric and pull within 48-45. Kostas Sloukas came to the rescue with an off-balance three-pointer to end 4 scoreless minutes for the Reds before Law hit a jumper for a 53-45 scoreboard midway through the the quarter. Kaimakoglou finished a break to make it 57-61 but Law answered from beyond the arc, and a deep triple of Spanoulis gave Olympiacos another double-digit margin, 66-55. The 2012 Final Four MVP then beat the buzzer with another long-distance shot to finish the third quarter with his team ahead 70-56. Pero Antic beat the 24-second shot clock, also from downtown, for the game's biggest lead, 75-59, with 8 minutes left. But Panathinaikos got back in the game as three-pointers from Diamantidis and Perperoglou lowered the difference to 78-71. Again from downtown, Perperoglou reduced the difference to 80-76 before a dunk of Printezis, assisted by Kostas Papanikolaou, gave the Reds an 82-76 margin with a minute left. Panathinaikos missed 4 consecutive three-pointers after that, which allowed the Reds to lift the Greek League trophy for the first time this century!

Euroleague / Eurocup teams

Greek League, Finals and 3rd place Playoffs: best of 5 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 2 Game 3
3 Olympiacos (1) -Final 84 79 84 74 82
2 Panathinaikos (2) 78 81 72 84 76
2 Kolossos VAP (3) -3rd place 71 64 70 71 63
3 Panionios (5) 68 81 66 88 73
Greek League Champion 2011-12: Olympiacos Piraeus

Finals and 3rd place Playoffs round games
Game 1 Olympiacos vs. Panathinaikos 84-78 May 21
Game 1 Kolossos VAP vs. Panionios 71-68 May 9
Game 2 Panathinaikos vs. Olympiacos 81-79 May 24
Game 2 Panionios vs. Kolossos VAP 81-64 May 12
Game 3 Olympiacos vs. Panathinaikos 84-72 May 27
Game 3 Kolossos VAP vs. Panionios 70-66 May 16
Game 4 Panathinaikos vs. Olympiacos 84-74 May 30
Game 4 Panionios vs. Kolossos VAP 88-71 May 19
Game 5 Olympiacos vs. Panathinaikos 82-76 June 2
Game 5 Kolossos VAP vs. Panionios 63-73 May 22

Greek League, Semifinals Playoffs: best of 5 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 Olympiacos (1) 83 90 87 x x
0 Panionios (5) 67 65 66 x x
3 Panathinaikos (2) 103 102 68 74 x
1 Kolossos VAP (3) 67 71 73 66 x

Semifinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Olympiacos vs. Panionios 83-67 April 24
Game 1 Panathinaikos vs. Kolossos VAP 103-67 April 24
Game 2 Olympiacos vs. Panionios 90-65 April 26
Game 2 Panathinaikos vs. Kolossos VAP 102-71 April 26
Game 3 Panionios vs. Olympiacos 66-87 April 28
Game 3 Kolossos VAP vs. Panathinaikos 73-68 April 28
Game 4 Kolossos VAP vs. Panathinaikos 66-74 April 30

Greek League, Quarterfinals Playoffs: best of 3 games

Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3
2 Olympiacos (1) 81 68 x
0 PAOK BC (8) 53 61 x
0 AGOR (4) 71 67 x
2 Panionios (5) 83 74 x
2 Panathinaikos (2) 83 88 x
0 Aris BSA 2003 (7) 68 65 x
2 Kolossos VAP (3) 82 73 x
0 Kabala (6) 61 67 x

Quarterfinals Playoffs round games
Game 1 Olympiacos vs. PAOK BC 81-53 April 19
Game 1 Panathinaikos vs. Aris BSA 2003 83-68 April 19
Game 1 Kolossos VAP vs. Kabala 82-61 April 18
Game 1 AGOR vs. Panionios 71-83 April 18
Game 2 PAOK BC vs. Olympiacos 61-68 April 21
Game 2 Aris BSA 2003 vs. Panathinaikos 65-88 April 21
Game 2 Kabala vs. Kolossos VAP 67-73 April 20
Game 2 Panionios vs. AGOR 74-67 April 20

Greek League, Regular Season, Game 26: April 11, 2012

LAST GAME GAME 26
April 11, 2012
Day Match Result
Apr. 11 Panathinaikos vs. ?olossos VAP 100-57
Apr. 11 Kabala vs. Panionios 75-68
Apr. 11 Peristeri vs. Aris BSA 78-63
Apr. 11 AGOR vs. KAOD 98-67
Apr. 11 Maroussi vs. Ikaros NS 79-104
Apr. 11 Ilysiakos vs. Olympiacos 57-83
NEXT GAME
Quarterfinals Playoffs

Match

Olympiacos (1) vs. PAOK (8)

Panathinaikos (2) vs. Aris BSA (7)

Kolossos VAP (3) vs. Kabala (6)

AGOR (4) vs. Panionios (5)






STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 Olympiacos 24 23 1 2025 1600
2 Panathinaikos 24 22 2 2114 1650
3 ?olossos VAP 24 16 8 1787 1696
4 AGOR 24 15 9 1881 1799
5 Panionios 24 14 10 1745 1630
6 Kabala 24 13 11 1708 1764
7 Aris BSA 24 11 13 1770 1748
8 PAOK BC 24 10 14 1658 1784
9 KAOD 24 9 15 1787 1900
10 Ikaros NS 24 8 16 1723 1892
11 Ilysiakos 24 7 17 1639 1802
12 Peristeri 24 7 17 1529 1742
13 Maroussi BC 24 1 23 1631 1990

Greek Cup

Semifinals
Final
Panathinaikos
Kavala
Panathinaikos (Champion)
vs.
Olympiacos
Olympiacos
PAOK BC

Cup Games
Semifinals
Panathinaikos vs. Kavala
90-51
Feb. 17
Semifinals
Olympiacos vs. PAOK BC
87-52
Feb. 18
Final
Panathinaikos vs. Olympiacos
71-70
Mar. 10

Greek Cup, eighthfinals: October 12, 2011

Oct 13, 2011 by Euroleague.net Print
Aleks Maric - Panathinaikos_30256Kavala earned a berth at the Greek Cup semifinals for the first time ever, joining Olympiacos, Panathinaikos and PAOK who advanced easily in Tuesday's and Wednesday's games. The Greens coasted at OAKA, thrashing Maroussi 93-61, behind 18 points from Ian Vougioukas and a double-double from Aleks Maric – 15 points and 13 boards. Olympiacos overwhelmed Aris 59-80 in Thessaloniki as Kostas Papanikolaou recorded 20 points and Vassilis Spanoulis added 14. At Pylaia PAOK defeated Ikaros Neas Smyrnis 74-58, with Dimos Dikoudis posting 24 points and JR Giddens hitting 20. Kavala edged past Ilissiakos 77-76, thanks to Sotiris Karapostolou, who bagged 14 points, including the winning shot at the buzzer. Panathinaikos takes on Kavala and Olympiacos hosts PAOK in one-game semifinals scheduled for February 19.

The 2011 Euroleague champions Panathinaikos registered a comfortable win over Maroussi, 93-61, which played without three key players. Along with Vougioukas and Maric, Pat Calathes also had a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Greens also got 11 points from David Logan and 10 from Nick Calathes. For Maroussi, Giannis Gagaloudis was best in defeat with 20 points and Dimitris Charitopoulos tallied 13. Back-to-back Greek Cup winner Olympiacos handily beat Aris, 59-80, dominating throughout. The Yellows tried to claw back in, cutting the gap to six, 42-48, but Vassilis Spanoulis answered for 42-50 and the Reds never looked back. Former Aris player Kostas Papanikolaou led Olympiacos with 20 points, Spanoulis added 14 points and Pero Antic another 10. For Aris, Adrian Oliver chipped in 16 points, while Dimitris Verginis and Dan Mavraides scored nine apiece.

Dimos Dikoudis netted 24 points, including two three-pointers to lead PAOK to an easy home win, 89-67, over Ikaros Kallitheas. JR Giddens delivered 20 points and eight boards, Marcus Goree posted 15 and Rashad Wright added 11. For Ikaros, Ravern Johnson finished with 16 points while Vangelis Karaboulas, Lazaros Agadakos and Marko Ljubisic had 10 points each.

In a thrilling game in Kavala, the host team beat Ilissiakos 77-76, as Karapostolou hit a two-point shot at the buzzer. The visitors had a five-point lead, 65-70, with three minutes to go, but Kavala upped its game when it counted most, reaching the semifinals for the first time. Karapostolou scored 14 points for the hosts, Drago Pasalic and Mike Taylor netted 13 apiece and Vassilis Simtsak had 11. For Ilissiakos, Miroslav Todic posted 23 points, Kyle Johnson hit 14 and DJ Thompson added 13.