Aris power forward/center Vasilis Symtsak admitted that he and his teammates were anxious for the two games against PAOK, and said that the two victories in less than a week gave Aris a huge psychological boost.
“The week before the first game in our home court we were nervous. Not just because the opposing team was PAOK, but also because we felt that we had to win this game after what had happened two months ago. Eventually everything went well and we got the W”, said Symtsak.
But what about the second match? “Yesterday's match was a lot different. We were calm, thanks to our victory in Nick Gallis Hall. We played great defense, we hit some big shots and we were able to win PAOK for the second time in a row”.