Greek Basketball Cup: Panathinaikos downs Olympiakos, sets up final with Aris

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Panathinaikos and Aris will contest the 2017 Greek Cup Final on February 19, as the Greens scored their first win over Olympiakos this season after three defeats – and away from home too – while Aris overcame AEK in Thessaloniki with a last-gasp effort.

Panathinaikos will bid for a sixth consecutive Cup next month after downing host Olympiakos 77-67 on Monday at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in the knock-out semifinal, thanks to an impressive scoring rate in the second half and the excellent performances by KC Rivers (27 points) and Kenny Gabriel (14 points).

Olympiakos had Vassilis Spanoulis commit too many turnovers upon his return from injury and only Vangelis Mantzaris (16 points) did try to keep the Reds in the game, that saw the Piraeus team suffer its first domestic loss this season.