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Rezzo Emilia’s new coach Sakota meets AEK on Wednesday

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AEK meet a familiar face when they host Reggio Emilia (7/12, 7.30pm, Cosmote Sport 4 and LIVE by Sportish) on Matchday 5 of the Basketball Champions League after the Italian club announced the deal with Dragan Sakota.

Dragan Sakota, the man who associated his name with some of the most glorious days in AEK basketball history, is now Reggio Emilia’s coach. The Italian club announced this in a statement.

The Serbian coach, who led AEK to the championship in 2002 and to the Basketball Champions League and cup in 2018, is sitting on the Italian bench in the decisive game on Wednesday (December 7th, 7:30 p.m.). 5th match day of the Basketball Champions League, which will decisively decide on the future of the “Union” in the competition.

Sakota replaced Massimiliano Menetti, whose dismissal was announced hours before the Serbian technician’s hiring was announced.

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AEK collapsed in the fourth third and were crushed by Malaga

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AEK gave up unconditionally in the fourth period and started the inaugural round of 16 of the Basketball Champions League beaten (88-66) at home by Unicaja Málaga.

AEK looked Unicaja Málaga in the eye for about 32 minutes, but in the end they ran out of power and solutions (they didn’t have Madsen and Frazier available) and were beaten in the opening by Spain (88-66). Round of 16 of the Basketball Champions League.

Kendrick Perry with 22 points (4/7 2-pointers, 3/5 3-pointers, 5/7 shots), 6 assists and David Kravis with another 22 points (8/9 2-pointers, 1/1 3-pointers, 3/3 shots), 5 rebounds were the two main protagonists of the Spanish team. Newcomer Yankumba Sima, signed to fill the gap for the injured Augusto Lima, was also very good, scoring 13 points along with 5 rebounds in 14’29” of attendance.

On the Union side, Akil Mitchell hit a double-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds, followed by Isaiah Miles with 14 points, 5 rebounds, who of course got kicked out with 5 fouls in the 35th minute.

The rating

  1. Galatasaray 2 (1-0)
  2. Malaga 2 (1-0)
  3. AEK 1 (0-1)
  4. Limoges 1 (0-1)

The race

A near-perfect first quarter came from Malaga, who had 12 assists for 12 accurate shots (8/12 two-pointers, 4/8 three-pointers) and just one penalty (29-20, 10′). On the other hand, Isaiah Miles was the one holding AEK offensively and scoring 9 of his team’s 20 points.

In the second period, Union increased their performance primarily defensively and managed to narrow the gap to 5 points (44-39) before the break, with Miles having 13 points and Akil Mitchell heading for a double-double with 10 points and 8 rebounds away.


Just before the middle of the third period, Kendrick Perry, who had 12 points and 5 assists by then, was charged for his 4th personal foul and had to go to the bench. This worked in AEK’s favour, who saw Mitchell hit 18 points to lead after 26’30’ (51-52). However, the home side responded with a partial 8-2 in the next 3’30’ and advanced to the final by a period of 5 points (59-54).

With a streak of 10 unanswered points, Ybon Navarro’s team made up the 59-58 to 69-58, 5’39” before the final. Not even half a minute later, Elias Kanzouris saw Isaiah Miles punished with a 5th foul and ejected. Somewhere there was all hope of a win for the Union lost, which completely collapsed and was eventually defeated by 20 points.

THE REFEREES: Mazzoni, Krejic, Yilmaz

THE DECADES: 29-20, 44-39, 59-54, 88-66

MALAGA (Navarro): Kalinoski 4, Sima 13 (6/6 2-pointers, 1/5 shots, 5 rebounds), Osetkowski, Perry 22 (4/7 2-pointers, 3/5 3-pointers, 5/7 shots, 6 assists)Barreiro 3 (1), Brithuela 6 (1), Carter 5, Diath, Ejim 4 (1/1 threes, 9 rebounds), Kravis 22 (8/9 2-pointers, 1/1 3-pointers, 3/3 shots, 5 rebounds)Thomas (6 rebounds), Jedovic 9 (1/2 3 points, 4 assists, 3 fouls)

AEK (Kantzouris): Flionis 7 (1/3 trebles, 3 rebounds, 4 assists), Yankovic 6 (5 rebounds), Miles 14 (2/3 trebles, 5 rebounds, 3 errors), Williams 10 (2/ 6 trebles), Mitchell 18 (8/14 doubles, 0/1 trebles, 2/3 shots, 13 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 errors), Koniaris, Xanthopoulos (3 assists), McGriff 6, Gondikas 1, Papadakis, Strelnieks 4, Petropoulos

Malaga team statistics: 24/45 2-pointers, 8/20 3-pointers, 16/26 shots, 38 rebounds (29 defensive – 9 offensive), 22 assists, 8 steals, 9 fouls, 5 blocks

Team stats from AEK: 19/37 2-pointers, 5/21 3-pointers, 13/15 shots, 34 rebounds (28 defensive – 6 offensive), 14 assists, 7 steals, 17 errors, 1 block

The next games of the two teams: On round 2 of the round of 16, Malaga will play Limoges in France (31/01, 21:30), while AEK travel to Turkey to face Galatasaray of Pistiolis (31/01, 19:00).

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The first acid test of AEK’s endurance, Giannis versus Jokic

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Tonight (21:30 CET) AEK make their debut in Group 16 of the BCL at Unicaja Málaga’s home stadium. Home game for Prometheus in the EuroCup (7.30 p.m.), at dawn (3 a.m.) in Milwaukee the duel between Giannis Antetokounmpo and Nikola Jokic.

AEK is now the sole representative of Greek basketball in the Basketball Champions League and the first test tonight (9:30 p.m., COSMOTE SPORT 4 HD, LIVE from Sportish) in the difficult group of the round of 16 will show the trend. That is, if he can keep up competitively in a home like that of the Spanish Unicaja Malaga and fight for the best against the strong Galatasaray, but also Limoges.

Union traveled to Andalusia with absentees (Fraser, Madsen) and it remains to be seen how much they will be affected.

Punctually at the start of AEK’s game, Prometheus’ game in Patras against the reliable Bunduchnost in the EuroCup ends. At 7:30 p.m. (Novasports 4 HD, LIVE from Sportish), Yiannis Christopoulos’ team is looking for a win that will bring them a better place in the top eight of the 2nd group. If Prometheus wins, on the one hand it will catch up with its opponent by 7-5 and on the other hand it will gain the advantage of the draw because it was defeated in overtime in Podgorica.

Before that (18:30, FIBA ​​LIVE stream) Olympiacos host Hungary’s Szekszard on Matchday 11 of the Women’s EuroLeague. The Red-Whites are yet to break the pomegranate in the competition (0/10 in Group 1) and can also claim their first win in the SEF with a 3-7 team.

At 3:00 p.m. (COSMOTE SPORT 7 HD, LIVE from Sportish), the Bucks will face off against the Nuggets. Or the team with the best record in the west and second best in the entire NBA. Giannis Antetokounmpo is back in action and his duel with Nikola Jokic draws a lot of attention of the day.

The Deer will, of course, be looking to take advantage of the fact that Denver is coming off the trip and game in New Orleans and certainly didn’t have time to hit the energy level.

The program of the day in the EuroCup

  • 19:00 Bursaspor – Prometei
  • 7:00 p.m. Lietkampelis – Castle
  • 19:30 Prometheus – Buduchnost (Novasports 4 HD)
  • 21:00 Paris – Trento
  • 21:00 Slask – Hamburg Towers
  • 21:15 Badalona – Cedevita
  • 21:30 Brescia – Ulm

The daily routine at BCL

  • 21:00 Hapoel Jerusalem – Dijon
  • 21:00 Bonn – Bahçeşehir
  • 21:00 Bilbao – Darussafaka
  • 21:30 Unicaja Malaga – AEK (COSMOTE SPORT 4 HD)

The match schedule of the day in the Women’s EuroLeague

  • 18:00 Fenerbahce v Virtus Bologna
  • 18:30 Olympiacos – Sekzard (FIBA Youtube)
  • 19:00 Sopron – Girona
  • 20:00 Polkovice – USK Prague
  • 20:00 Skio – land
  • 21:00 Bourges – Valencia

The NBA schedule of the day

  • 2:00 Magic – Pacer
  • 2:30 Sixer – Nets (COSMOTE SPORT 4 HD)
  • 3:00 Thunder – Hawks
  • $3:00 Nuggets (COSMOTE SPORT 7 HD)
  • 3:00 Pelicans – Timberwolves
  • 3:00 Rockets – Wizards
  • 5:00 Trailblazer – Jazz
  • 5:00 Birds of Prey – Kings
  • 5:00 Warriors – Grizzlies
  • 5:30 Spurs-Lakes

Source: sport 24

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Basketball Champions League: Galatasaray equalized Limoges for AEK group

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Galatasaray equalized, turning the home game against Limoges into a triumph (100:73) for the premiere of the “16 of the Basketball Champions League”.

Galatasaray by Andreas Pistiolis – Costas Papadopoulos was delightful on Tuesday afternoon, January 24th in the premiere of the “16” stage of the Basketball Champions League. The Limoges obstacle turned out to be extremely low, with the “chim bom” confidently achieving victory (100-73) and showing with the “good morning” that he is the leader in the group in which AEK and the Unicacha lie, Málaga can make clear.

Dusan Ristic ended the game with a double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists), but Daron Russell was also able to convince. Although he has only been in Istanbul for a few days and has only trained once with Galatasaray, the short point guard had 20 points (at 0/1 2-pointer, 5/7 3-pointer and 5/5 field goal). ), 1 rebound, 6 assists, 1 error and 1 steal in 23’49” participation.

Next week Galatasaray plays at home again, this time against AEK.

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