PAOK coach Soulis Markopoulos believes that Panathinaikos deserved to win their Greek Basket League meeting.
"Congratulations to Panathinaikos, they deserved the victory", the 66-year-old said. "We knew it would be tough, they are one of the best teams in Europe. We didn't let them run the first 25 minutes. From that point we made many mistakes and we gave them the opportunity to create a gap. Anything is possible now. If you don't win, you are left behind. We are expecting the return of some players, so that we can be better in the future".