Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos can confirm Ghana Forward Ben Bentil is in line to win a second Greek Basketball League title in a row after his Panathinaikos side progressed to the Playoffs final.

Panathinaikos beat AEK Athens 78-71 to clinch the series via a 3-1 win in the All Athens affair in the semifinals of the postseason. Bentil didn’t feature in the game however after delivering 17 points and a rebound in 14 minutes off the bench in Game 2’s 94-83 win for Panathinaikos. (Click highlighted text to watch highlights)

VITORIA-GASTEIZ, SPAIN – NOVEMBER 19: (BILD ZEITUNG OUT) Ben Bentil of Panathinaikos Athens looks on prior to the 2020/2021 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 10 match between TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Panathinaikos Opap Athens at Fernando Buesa Arena on November 19, 2020 in Vitoria-Gasteiz. (Photo by Juan Lazkano/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Should Panathinaikos win this year’s title, the team would be crowned champions of Greece for the 39th time; last season’s title win was achieved on the back of leading the regular season standings prior to the onset of the corona virus pandemic.

Bentil in action against Real Madrid Photo Courtesy: EuroLeague

Bentil is playing out the final days of the two year contract he signed with Panathinaikos after moving from Peristeri Basketball Club in 2019. Aside winning last season’s Greek title, he helped Panathinaikos bag this season’s Greek Cup.

Panathinaikos won the 2021 Greek Cup Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos

Ioannis Papapetrou led Panathinaikos in Game 3 with 22 points while Mario Hezonja scored 13 points.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

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