From… machine Kuzminskas gave the derbara with Marousi to AEK Betsson BC!


He took the thriller in the improbable matsara of Ano Liosia AEK Betsson BC!

Joan Plata’s team celebrated a great home victory for the 10th matchday of the Stoiximan Basket League, winning 91-89 of the noble Amarousios, thanks to his buzzer beater two-pointer Mindaugas Kuzminskas at the end of the race!

The game was a derby throughout the match, with the guests looking into the eyes of “Union”, thanks of course to the orgies made by Ahmed Hill with 40 points! In fact, the American guard with a “prayer” three-pointer with 1.2” before the end made it 89-89 wanting to send the match to overtime! However, Kuzminskas hit under the basket in stoppage time after a pass from McRae, giving AEK their fifth win in this year’s league!

The first scorer for the winners was the Lithuanian forward with 19 points, while closely followed by McRae (17p.), Tillman (16p.) and Randle (16 p.). For the Northern Suburbs team that fell to 3-7, in addition to… Space Hill, the standouts were Jewston (18p., 8r.) and Briscoe (13p., 9as.).

The match:

The start of the match was quite sluggish and nervous, with both teams prone to several errors and misplaced shots. With Giorgos Bogris making his presence felt at both ends of the floor, having a block and two baskets, Marousi led 6-4 in the 3′. Then, AEK Betsson BC found a rhythm in the attack and with Kuzminskas and McRae took the upper hand in the score (12-11). In fact, with five consecutive points by the Lithuanian forward, the “Union” went to +7 (21-14) in the 7th minute, before Ahmed Hill and Briscoe reduced at 24-22 in the first period.

In a big… bra de fer the second quarter unfolded, with both teams trading blows as neither could build a good lead. With Ahmed Hill having a terrible night of execution (17 points in the half) and Briscoe in the creation, Marousi led 35-30 and 37-33 at 16′. The entrance of McRae and Tilman gave an offensive “breath” to AEK, which with a continuous counterattack in the last period of the period, went to the dressing room in front in the score with 49-45.

The team of Giorgos Limniatis continued to present a good and competitive face even at the beginning third period. With Ahmed Hill hitting two big 3-pointers and Briscoe following, Maroussi pulled ahead with 55-54 at 23′. Despite its failure, but also its hasty choices in the attack, AEK managed, thanks to Netzipoglou’s three-pointer, to get a head on the score for +4 (61-57) in the 25th minute. But again, consecutive baskets by Jewston brought the match to a draw and 61-61, while, with 5 points they Ahmed Hill in the last minute, the Northern Suburbs team closed the quarter at +2 for 67-65!

More in a while…

The quarters: 24-22, 49-45, 65-67, 91-89.

Source: Sport Fm

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