Basketball in Greece
AEK will bid on Sunday to become the third Greek club to win FIBA's Intercontinental Cup, after beating San Lorenzo from Argentina 86-64 in the tournament's first semifinal on Friday in Rio de Janeiro.
In Sunday's final AEK will face the winner of the second semifinal between the Austin Spurs and Flamengo.
Holargos has become the latest of Greek teams to challenge Olympiakos at home and threaten the Reds with their second defeat, but without success.
The Basket League new boys took Olympiakos to overtime in the gripping game that took place on Sunday, only for the far more experienced visitors to win 73-68, after 45 tense minutes that produced just 141 points in total.
Panathinaikos, Olympiakos and Peristeri extended their perfect records at the start of the Basket League to five wins in as many games with their easy victories against minor opposition.
Panathinaikos overcame host Panionios 88-67 on Monday, Olympiakos thrashed Lavrio 102-63 at home on Sunday and Peristeri downed Ifaistos Limnou 89-81, having led by up to 25 points during the game.
PAOK dumped Basketball Champions League winner AEK out of the Basket League semifinals and Promitheas Patras will play in Europe for the first time in its history, as the best-of-three first round of the play-offs ended for all pairs after Game 2 on Saturday. Panathinaikos and Olympiakos strolled through.
AEK, Lavrio and Promitheas scored away wins in the Basket League over the weekend to continue vying for the two remaining spots in the top four of the regular season that grant home advantage in the first round of the play-offs.
Cup winner AEK edged out Korivos 77-75 at Amaliada in a particularly close game that leaves the Peloponnesian team one place above the relegation zone.