Aside from Joe Young, Promitheas's leading scorer on the night, and a big shot by Cowan at the end, the player who kept the Greeks alive in the game was Arnoldas Kulboka. He was a constant threat for Promitheas, and he finished with two career-highs, which curiously came on the same play. With 2:19 to go in the fourth quarter, Kulboka grabbed his own rebound and converted a layup to level the score at 72-72. This play meant that he had scored his highest number of points in a game with 19, and also that he had recorded his personal best for rebounds with 12.
Promitheas was not at its best on Wednesday night, but it showed just enough to come away with its fourth victory from five games, which means it is one of three teams in Group B with a record of 4-1. Yet, with a difference of +30 in terms of points scored and allowed, it now sits at the top of the standings.
Next Tuesday evening, Promitheas welcomes Turk Telekom Ankara – one of the other 4-1 teams – to Dimitris Tofalos Arena in what should be a fascinating showdown between two of the most in-form teams in this year's EuroCup. It will not be easy against the Turk Telekom, but if Promitheas shows a similar level of grit and determination to Wednesday's win over Slask, it may find itself top of Group B after Round 6.