The first quarter was balanced at the "Melina Mercouri" with Hatcher and Markovic leading PAOK in scoring. Sofoklis Schortsanitis made his appearance on the court, but within 1:26 he managed to have 3 fouls. Finally, the amusing first quarter ended with PAOK leading (20-25).
With three-pointers of Giannopoulos and Duvniak began the second period (23-28). In fact, a little later, the Greek forward put Skourtopoulos team ahead with 29-28. Schortsanitis "replied" and two three-pointers followed for the 31-38. With a goal-foul from "Sofo" the difference went to ten points and remained at similar levels up to the end of the half (37-46).
PAOK was very concentrated in the third quarter, having not allowed at any point the Cretans to get close. Schortsanitis, Vassiliadis and Duvniak gave solutions and both teams entered the final period with the score at 49-60.
Rethymno found the opportunities to reduce the difference in the first few minutes of the fourth period and Matalon scored for three, taking the score to 56-62. PAOK was blocked ... aggressive, unable to score and Skourtopoulos players took advantage of that. However, the first basket for PAOK came from Hatcher and was a three-pointer for the 58-65 at 38 '. Matalon ... answered and Saftenaar scored for the 63-65 shortly afterwards. Hatcher scored two more and cleared the game, stealing the ball (63-74).