We have some more national champions to congratulate today, and we’ve also witnessed some nice “battles” in the paint. Get ready for the latest edition of the BallinEurope playoff roundup!
Let’s start in Greece, where Panathinaikos Athens won the championship again after beating Olympiakos, 3 games to 2. The Greens, supported by their usual loud ‘n’ rowdy crowd won the decisive game in the OAKA but the game had some trouble actually reaching completion. With six seconds to go, Olympiakos knew that it was over, and one of their players launched the ball into the stands with his foot. All the Oly guys exited the gym and only two or three reds remained in the arena.
Well, there were still six seconds remaining.
And after several minutes, some of the Olympiakos players retook the floor to finish the game. Nothing special, as our Greek readers would say.
In Spain, TAU Ceramica won the Championship with a 3-0 sweep of AXA FC Barcelona. The fact that we saw Barcelona in the finals may have been a surprise in itself, so the domination by the most regular team of recent years in Spain was predictable. Pete Mickael was named Finals MVP. Check out the absolute beauties of the final with some great basketball action here:
In Slovenia, the plays may be not so pretty, but the action on the court is at least as physical. In game three of the finals between eternal champion Olimpija Ljubljana and Helios Domzale, Robert Troha and the Euroleague team’s American trio came closer, but see the results for yourself. All three Americans and Troha are suspended for Game 4 on Saturday in Domzale.