Everyone who was at Ivanofeio on Friday night may need medical attention, as the double overtime was enough to put stress on even the strongest of nerves.
During the game, both teams had victory snatched from them on more than one occasion. It was more like a thriller than a basketball game! Both teams showed character and proved that their presence in this years “sweet sixteen” of the FEL competition is not a coincidence.
Nestoras Kommatos has proved to be Aris' best player and leader this season in the FIBA Europe League. In the first game of the series against Anwil, he lived up to that role, scoring 32 points and guiding Aris to an away win.
Kommatos set the tone early as he scored 15 first quarter points, including 3 three-pointers. It was enough for Aris to earn a small lead and after 10 minutes they led 24:27.