PAOK mateco – SL Benfica Game Preview & How to Watch

27 Nov 2023

S.L. Benfica v PAOK BC HL
  • Tipoff at 17:30 GMT on Wednesday November 29th, 2023. 
  • Game to take place at the PAOK Sports Arena, Thessaloniki (Greece). 
  • Group G matchup between 2-1 PAOK mateco and 1-2 SL Benfica. 
  • SL Benfica blew out PAOK at home with a 94-72 win. 
  • PAOK looking to win third straight home game in the BCL. 

PAOK need win to stay at the top of Group G as they host Benfica 

Currently sitting 2-1 at the top of Group G, PAOK will look to extend their home winning streak as they host SL Benfica, currently 1-2, their only win being their 23-24 debut in the reverse fixture. 

After losing to AEK at the weekend, the Greek side will lace up with a point to prove as they aim for revenge against the Portuguese champs after the upset at the Pavilhão Fidelidade, where Ivan Almeida put 28 points behind the helpless Greek defense. 

Benfica have since fallen out of form, losing to both Hapoel Jerusalem and Galatasaray in the following fixtures. Finding another win is imperative if the Portuguese are determined to keep themselves in the Basketball Champions League past the group stage. 

PAOK, looking for consistency 

Coach Fotis Takianos will be looking for his scorers to keep some consistency, after PAOK’s scorers have taken turns in the first three games of their 23-24 Basketball Champions League adventure: only Elvar Fridriksson provided at least 15 points in more than one game. 

Against Jerusalem, Kendall Smith was the hero – finding 16 points as the Greeks made homecourt advantage count. 

How to watch PAOK mateco vs SL Benfica 

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