Photo Courtesy: Panathinaikos can report Panathinaikos Basketball Club has won the opening game in the 2020-2021 Greek Basketball League Finals Series.

Panathinaikos spanked Lavrio 100-72 in Game One of the finals with Ghana Forward Ben Bentil featuring in the contest for Panathinaikos.


Bentil registered five points and five rebounds in 13 minutes of play off the bench; teammate and fellow former NBA player Giorgios Papagiannis led Panathinaikos with 14 points. (Click highlighted text to watch game highlights)

Sekondi native Bentil scored one of a trio of three point shot attempts and converted a pair of free throw attempts but missed two field goal attempts in the game.

Bentil is attempting to win his second league title in a row with Panathinaikos and is a free agent once this season comes to an end; he signed a two year deal to join the club from Peristeri.

Game 2 is on Saturday, June 5 and a win gets Panathinaikos closer to winning the title and securing a double for the season; last month, the team lifted the Greek Cup.

By Yaw Adjei-Mintah

@YawMintYM on Twitter


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