AEK wins the Basketball Champions League

AEK won the third European trophy of its history and its first Basketball Champions League, triumphing 100-94 over Monaco in the final staged on Sunday in its home court, the Olympic Sports Hall in Athens.

The Yellows dominated the game from start to finish despite facing a team that was better throughout the season. Yet Monaco could not match the passion generated from the stands by the 20,000 AEK fans who held a party from start to finish.

Mike Green was voted the Most Valuable Player of the final, as well as being the top scorer with 19 points, while Manny Harris was awarded the distinction of being the MVP of the season in the Champions League in what was only its second version.

In a year where AEK has won the Greek Cup and the Champions League, it seems that Greece has got a third major force to add to Panathinaikos and Olympiakos, possibly opening up the league battle to come in the play-offs.