Doubleheader Derby in Pylaia with… the home advantage as a background!
PAOK and AEK face each other tonight in Thessaloniki (31/03, 19:15, ΕΟΤ3, Sport-fm.gr) in a pivotal match regarding the final classification of the regular season in Basketball League, as both teams claim their entry into the top four.
Derby which, among other things, also has historical importance, as it is going to be a day of celebration for the PAOK family, since the legend of the club will be honored, Bane Prelevich enterswith the management of the home team retiring the shirt with the number “7” in the “sky” of Pylaia!
In racing, the Thessalonians they come from the away defeat with a score of 100-70 against Olympiakos in SEF, with the team of Fotis Takianos, however, showing a good face for the longest period of the match. PAOK is in 6th place in the standings with 11-9 recordwhile the last matchday is hosted by Apollon in Patras.
On the other hand, “Join” is called tonight to play its third game in seven days, as the matches with Panathinaikos (77-73) and Promethea (85-72) had preceded it. In the last match, Ilias Kanzouris’ team could not leave Patras with the pink match sheet, thus getting into trouble regarding the top four, since in the last matchday they welcome the pioneer and undefeated Olympiakos. AEK is located in 4th place with a 12-8 recordwhile in the event of a defeat tonight, they fall behind in a possible tie with PAOK, after they were defeated in the first match in Ano Liosia (71-83).
In addition, the mind of the “yellow and black” is also on Tuesday’s game (04/04) in Jerusalem, where they will face Hapoel Tel Aviv, in the first match between them for the quarter-finals of the Basketball Champions League.
Regarding the absencesthe home team will be deprived of the services of Kaklamanakis, while AEK, for its part, will not have Srelnieks at its disposal, while Lemar is also extremely doubtful.
Referees of the match will be Tsarouha, Pitsilkas and Theonas.
Source: Sport Fm
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