ATHENS, GREECE - OCTOBER 03: Ben Bentil, #50 of Panathinaikos Opap Athens react during the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague match between Panathinaikos Opap Athens and Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade at Olympic Sports Center Athens on October 03, 2019 in Athens, Greece. (Photo by Panagiotis Moschandreou/Euroleague Basketball via Getty Images)

AEK Athens Basketball Club has tied its semifinal playoff series against Panathinaikos Basketball Club in the Greek Basketball League thanks to a 92-80 win.

This comes on the back of Panathinaikos taking the series lead in Game One earlier in the wee; Ghana Power Forward Ben Bentil featured in both games for Panathinaikos.

The 6 foot 8 inch player who can play as a Small Forward came off the bench in Game 2 and registered three points and a rebound in four minutes.

Bentil in action Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Bentil converted one of two field goal shot attempts and one of two free throw shot attempts in the contest; his play has been limited thus far in the series and ahead of a crucial Game3, Coach Oded Kattash is likely to play him more and lean on his scoring prowess.

Panathinaikos won the 2021 Greek Cup Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Angola’s Yannick Moreira registered a 13 points, 10 rebounds double double for AEK in the contest while Daryl Macon led all players with 23 points.

Panathinaikos is the defending champion and is attempting to win a second league title on the bounce.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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