AEK coach Dragan Sakota admitted that Panathinaikos was the better team on the floor today and that Greek champions won fairly (AEK- Panathinaikos 62-70).
“We have to be realists: Panathinaikos won fairly today. They played very well on both ends of the floor. We couldn't score easy baskets because they played great defense. We must face the truth, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos are used to play two games per week and we are not. That means that they have better rhythm than us”, Sakota told the reporters after the end of the game.