2012–13 Greek Basket League

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Greek Basket League 2012–13 season
League Greek Basket League
Sport Basketball
Duration 13 October 2012 – 15 June 2013
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) SKAI TV, ERT, Nova Sports
Regular Season
Season champions Olympiacos
Season MVP Stephane Lasme
Top scorer Nikos Pappas
Playoffs
Finals
Champions Panathinaikos
  Runners-up Olympiacos
Greek Basket League seasons

The 2012–13 Greek Basket League was the 73rd season of the Greek Basket League, the highest tier professional basketball league in Greece.

2012-13 Greek Basket League Finals[edit]

The defending Greek Basket League champions, Olympiacos, finished first in the regular season, and faced their arch-rivals Panathinaikos, in the finals of the playoffs, having home-court advantage. Despite the home court advantage, Panathinaikos won the series 3-0, by performing a "clean sweep", after defeating Olympiacos twice at their home-court. The 3rd game was disrupted by Olympiacos fans throwing flash-grenades at Panathinaikos' bench, when the score was 72-76 with 01:27 left to go in the game.

The match officials decided to stop the game, and have the stadium cleared of all fans. 75 minutes went by, and 100+ Olympiacos fans had still not vacated the stadium, so the game and the series was officially called off. A technicality win of 0-20 was granted to Panathinaikos, despite there still being 01:27 left on the game clock.

The events of the 3rd game of the series, happened after the owner of Panathinaikos, Dimitrios Giannakopoulos, and three other men, entered into the referee locker room at the home arena of Panathinaikos, OAKA, during halftime of the 2nd game of the series. Giannakopoulos reportedly told the refs that they would not leave the arena, if they did not change how they were calling the game, with Panathinaikos behind in the score at halftime.[1][2] Giannkopoulos was later sanctioned by the Greek sports prosecutor for these actions.[3] Giannakopoulos was then banned from entering into any arenas in Greece by the Greek Committee of Sportsmanship, for a period of 6 months, however, he was placed on 3 years of probation and given a suspended sentence.[4] He was however, suspended from entering into the arenas at his own team's games, for a period of 3 months time.[5]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Pos Team Total Home Away
Pts Pld W L F A D W L W L
1. Olympiacos 51 26 25 1 2278 1744 +534 13 0 12 1
2. Panathinaikos 48 26 22 4 2088 1632 +456 12 1 10 3
3. Panionios 46 26 20 6 1999 1864 +135 11 2 9 4
4. PAOK 43 26 17 9 1905 1843 +62 11 2 6 7
5. Rethymno Aegean 43 26 17 9 1979 1932 +47 11 2 6 7
6. Aris 39 26 13 13 1824 1870 -46 8 5 5 8
7. Ikaros Kallitheas 38 26 12 14 1854 1969 –115 9 4 3 10
8. Apollon Patras 37 26 11 15 1951 1993 -42 8 5 3 10
9. KAOD 37 26 11 15 2003 2053 -50 7 6 4 9
10. Kolossos Rodou 34 26 8 18 1838 1971 -133 5 8 3 10
11. Panelefsiniakos 33 26 7 19 1880 1991 -111 7 6 0 13
12. Ilysiakos 33 26 7 19 1788 2033 -245 5 8 2 11
13. Peristeri 33 26 7 19 1785 2079 -294 7 6 0 13
14. Kavala 31 26 5 21 1937 2135 -198 3 10 2 11

Pts=Points, Pld=Matches played, W=Matches won, L=Matches lost, F=Points for, A=Points against, D=Points difference

Qualified to League Playoffs
Relegated to HEBA A2 2013-14

Playoffs[edit]

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.

Bracket[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                                               
  1  Olympiacos 77 83 -  
8  Apollon Patras 63 73 -  
  1  Olympiacos 77 87 80  
  5  Rethymno Aegean 62 72 67  
4  PAOK 71 65
  5  Rethymno Aegean 75 88  
    1  Olympiacos 51 52 0*
  2  Panathinaikos 64 63 20*
  2  Panathinaikos 88 78  
7  Ikaros Kallitheas 57 62  
  2  Panathinaikos 84 81 64
  3  Panionios 61 55 62     3rd Place
3  Panionios 80 66 74
  6  Aris 79 75 67     3  Panionios 80 73 71 71
  5  Rethymno Aegean 74 74 60 61
  • The game was stopped with 1:27 left in the fourth quarter due to flares, firecrackers, and objects that were thrown onto the court by Olympiacos fans. At that moment, Panathinaikos led the game by a score of 72-76. The referees stopped the game temporarily, and ordered the fans to exit the arena. However, about 120 Olympiacos fans stayed behind the VIP stands and refused to leave the arena. That led to the referees cancelling the game, and giving a technicality win to Panathinaikos, by a score of 0-20.
Greek Basket League 2012-13
Champions
Panathinaikos B.C. logo.png
Panathinaikos
33rd title

Stats leaders[edit]