Maroussi Athens became the fourth and final team to qualify for this season’s FEL Final Four after an impressive performance in the deciding game of their series with Aris Thessaloniki.
Aris Thessaloniki survived a 4th quarter surge from Greek rivals Maroussi to tie their FEL play-off series at 1 game each. It has been a tough few days for Aris who triumphed last week against Olympiakos in the Greek Cup. Facing elimination from the FEL for the second time this season, the 2003 FIBA Europe Champions Cup winners rallied to defeat Maroussi and take the series back to Athens for a decider.
TIM Maroussi made their first step towards the FEL Final Four this evening by beating domestic rivals Aris BSA 85-76 in true "Greek Combat".
The aggressive defense of the home team (15 steals), their domination under the boards (15 offensive rebounds) and the fact that five players scored in double digits definitely gave the hosts a sense of superiority over their visitors.
The fan and coaching voting has finished, the FIBA Europe panel of experts has met and the 12-man rosters for the upcoming FIBA Europe League All-Star Day Rosters have been decided.
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