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The 2017–18 Greek Basket League was the 78th season of the Greek Basket League, the top-tier level professional club basketball league in Greece. The season started on October 7th, 2017, and ended on June 17th, 2018.

Greek Basket League
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 14
Games played 182 (regular season)
22 (playoffs)
Dates 7 October 2017 – 12 May 2018 (regular season)
16 May 2018 – 17 June 2018 (playoffs)
TV ERT
Cosmote Sport
Final positions
Champions Panathinaikos Superfoods (36th title)
Runners-up Olympiacos
Third place PAOK
Fourth place Promitheas Patras
Relegated Koroivos
Trikala Aries
Major awards
MVP Greece Nick Calathes

Contents

TeamsEdit

Promotion and relegationEdit

Apollon Patras, and Doxa Lefkadas were relegated after the 2016–17 Greek Basket League. Panionios and Gymnastikos Larissas Faros were promoted from the 2016–17 Greek A2 Basket League.

2017–18 Greek Basket League season club locations.

Locations and arenasEdit

Club City Arena Capacity App.
AEK Athens (Marousi) OAKA Indoor Hall 18,500[1]
61
Aris Thessaloniki Alexandrio Melathron 5,138
64
Gymnastikos Larissas Faros Larissa Larissa Neapolis Indoor Arena 4,000
13
Kolossos Rhodes City Venetoklio Indoor Hall 1,242[2]
12
Koroivos Amaliada Amaliada Indoor Hall 2,000
4
Kymis Kymi Tasos Kabouris Kanithou Indoor Hall 1,620
2
Lavrio Megabolt Lavrio Lavrio Indoor Hall 1,700
3
Olympiacos Athens (Piraeus) Peace and Friendship Stadium 12,000[3]
65
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens (Marousi) OAKA Indoor Hall 18,500[1]
68
Panionios Athens (Nea Smyrni) Nea Smyrni Indoor Hall 1,832
49
PAOK Thessaloniki (Pylaia) PAOK Sports Arena 8,162[4]
61
Promitheas Patras Patras Dimitris Tofalos Arena 4,150
2
Rethymno Cretan Kings Rethymno Rethymno Indoor Hall 1,600
8
Trikala Aries Trikala Trikala Indoor Hall 2,500
5

Personnel and kitsEdit

Team Head Coach Team Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
AEK  /   Dragan Šakota   Dušan Šakota Fila OPAP
Aris   Panagiotis Giannakis   Spyros Mourtos CAP
Gymnastikos Larissas Faros   Thanasis Skourtopoulos   Ioannis Vavatsikos
Kolossos   Aris Lykogiannis   Ioannis Georgalis Fila Aegean Airlines
Koroivos   Dinos Kalampakos   Giannis Sachpatzidis Nickan Loux
Kymis   Giannis Kastritis   Sotirios Manolopoulos Erreà Seajets
Lavrio Megabolt   Christos Serelis   Sakis Giannakopoulos Nickan Naprosyn
Olympiacos   Ioannis Sfairopoulos   Vassilis Spanoulis Nike OPAP
Panathinaikos Superfoods   Xavi Pascual   Ian Vougioukas Adidas OPAP
Panionios   Vangelis Ziagkos   Nikos Michalos Nickan Vikos Cola
PAOK   Ilias Papatheodorou   Vangelis Margaritis Athlos OPAP
Promitheas Patras   Makis Giatras   Nikos Gkikas Spalding Loux
Rethymno Cretan Kings   Nikos Vetoulas   Charis Giannopoulos Nickan OPAP
Trikala Aries   Fotis Takianos   Diamantis Slaftsakis CAP Olympos

Regular seasonEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Panathinaikos Superfoods 26 26 0 2404 1777 +627 52 Advance to play-offs
2 Olympiacos 26 22 4 2245 1781 +464 48
3 Promitheas Patras 26 17 9 2081 2013 +68 43
4 PAOK 26 17 9 2063 1975 +88 43
5 AEK 26 15 11 2082 2031 +51 41
6 Lavrio Megabolt 26 14 12 2149 2110 +39 40
7 Kymis 26 14 12 2026 2032 −6 40
8 Kolossos H Hotels 26 11 15 1934 1977 −43 37
9 Aris 26 10 16 1754 1869 −115 36
10 Rethymno Cretan Kings 26 10 16 2047 2136 −89 36
11 Gymnastikos Larissas Faros 26 8 18 1927 2190 −263 34
12 Panionios 26 7 19 1876 2078 −202 33
13 Koroivos (R) 26 7 19 1824 2082 −258 33 Relegation to A2 League
14 Trikala Aries (R) 26 4 22 1802 2163 −361 30
Source: ESAKE
(R) Relegated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away AEK ARIS GSL KOL KOR KYM LAV OLY PAO PAN PAOK PRO RCK TRI
AEK 73–64 106–79 95–79 86–60 82–76 96–86 66–62 74–94 83–73 72–81 75–76 81–74 91–78
Aris 64–62 71–60 72–86 66–68 60–73 80–69 55–80 70–88 60–48 65–66 68–64 70–52 82–63
Gymnastikos Larissas Faros 75–86 81–76 79–77 82–78 80–91 80–87 83–95 52–89 98–68 101–89 81–89 70–89 77–70
Kolossos H Hotels 82–78 73–67 94–74 86–71 68–81 71–77 54–72 71–72 70–62 76–79 70–89 64–63 78–60
Koroivos 75–77 71–55 73–55 79–76 59–73 67–91 54–104 49–86 68–67 87–91 78–71 102–97 82–85
Kymis 77–79 94–69 70–71 93–89 62–60 94–81 56–85 73–90 95–83 88–85 68–73 82–76 72–63
Lavrio Megabolt 80–72 70–71 77–55 80–62 80–69 78–65 68–84 57–111 83–73 90–72 101–87 78–77 117–87
Olympiacos 100–86 86–66 100–69 83–72 97–76 93–78 91–62 68–71 87–65 96–77 104–69 90–72 86–51
Panathinaikos Superfoods 115–85 84–63 103–70 87–63 92–57 87–64 120–118 68–61 97–53 89–74 96–64 91–69 87–56
Panionios 71–69 81–87 74–66 70–90 70–59 91–92 72–71 73–79 66–89 67–81 80–87 96–64 82–76
PAOK 86–65 63–57 91–51 70–56 92–63 94–83 92–87 78–71 74–91 92–74 73–79 80–72 58–54
Promitheas Patras 69–66 70–40 91–80 76–80 75–70 93–82 98–87 73–87 91–108 69–58 81–68 94–72 88–71
Rethymno Cretan Kings 90–95 80–73 91–84 89–61 95–90 83–73 73–95 66–86 69–103 90–78 73–79 82–78 103–67
Trikala Aries 71–82 64–83 65–74 59–86 71–59 60–71 91–79 73–98 66–96 76–81 87–78 68–87 76–86
Updated to match(es) played on 15 April 2018. Source: ESAKE
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Matches with background in a lighter colour were decided after overtime.

PlayoffsEdit

The eight highest ranked teams in the regular season qualified for the playoffs.

Teams in bold won the playoff series. Numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's original playoff seeding. Numbers to the right indicate the score of each playoff game.

BracketEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                           
  1 Panathiniakos Superfoods 2  
8 Kolossos Rodou 0  
  1 Panathinaikos Superfoods 3  
  4 PAOK 0  
4 PAOK 2
  5 AEK 0  
    1 Panathinaikos Superfoods 3
  2 Olympiacos 2
  2 Olympiacos 2  
7 Kymis 0  
  2 Olympiacos 3 Third place series
  3 Promitheas Patras 0  
3 Promitheas Patras 2 3 Promitheas Patras 0
  6 Lavrio Megabolt 0   4 PAOK 3

QuarterfinalsEdit

The higher-seeded team played the first and third leg (if necessary) at home. The first legs were played on 16 May, while the second legs were played on 19 May 2018.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Panathinaikos Superfoods 2–0 Kolossos Rodou 96–65 87–69
PAOK 2–0 AEK 78–74 93–88
Olympiacos 2–0 Kymis 78–75 88–67
Promitheas Patras 2–0 Lavrio Megabolt 75–70 79–77

SemifinalsEdit

The higher-seeded team played the first, second and fifth leg (if necessary) at home. The first legs were played on 24 May, while the second legs were played on 26 May 2018.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Panathinaikos Superfoods 3–0 PAOK 92–79 84–67 88–72
Olympiacos 3–0 Promitheas Patras 108–71 89–88 89–56

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Panathinaikos Superfoods 3–2 Olympiacos 65–75 71–66 73–58 76–92 84–70

3rd Place FinalEdit

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Promitheas Patras 0–3 PAOK 79–81 61–100 79–91

Final standingsEdit

Pos Team Pld W L Qualification or Relegation
1 Panathinaikos 36 34 2 Qualification to the EuroLeague
2 Olympiacos 36 29 7
3 PAOK 34 22 12 Qualification to the Champions League regular season
*PAOK, Promitheas Patras, and AEK declined EuroCup participation.
4 Promitheas Patras 34 19 15
5 AEK 28 15 13
6 Lavrio 28 14 14 Qualification to the FIBA Europe Cup qualification round.
7 Kymis Seajets 28 14 14
8 Kolossos Rodou 28 11 17
9 Aris 26 10 16 Qualification to the Champions League qualification round, as wild card.
10 Rethymno Cretan Kings 26 10 16
11 Gymnastikos Larissas Faros 26 8 18
12 Panionios 26 7 19
13 Koroivos 26 7 19 Relegation to the Greek A2 League
14 Trikala Aries 26 4 22

Clubs in European-wide competitionsEdit

Team Competition Result
Olympiacos EuroLeague Playoffs
Panathinaikos Playoffs
AEK Champions League Champion
Aris Regular season
PAOK Round of 16

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Indoor Basketball Arena". OAKA Indoor Hall official website. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  2. ^ "ΒΕΝΕΤΟΚΛΕΙΟ ΚΛΕΙΣΤΟ ΓΥΜΝΑΣΤΗΡΙΟ" (in Greek). Kolossos Rodou. Archived from the original on 2016-10-25. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ "The Peace and Friendship Stadium". Olympiacos BC. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Arena". P.A.O.K. B.C. Retrieved 5 November 2016.

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