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Game 2 (Semi-Finals)

Kumanovo 73% Mar.29 Peja
Beroe 66% Mar.28 Teodo Tivat
Balkan League round 5 best performance: Ivica Dimcevski - Nov 15, 2012


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Blake
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Swingman Ivica Dimcevski (194-G/F-89, agency: Interperformances) had a very impressive game in the last round for second-ranked Kumanovo, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Levski Sofia (#3, 2-1) 87-80. Kumanovo is placed at 2nd position in Balkan League group A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Kumanovo will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Dimcevski had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Kumanovo's top player in his first season with the team. Ivica Dimcevski has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.5ppg), rebounds (9th best: 6.3rpg) and averages impressive 60.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84) of Teodo Tivat. Radulovic had a very good evening with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he lead Teodo Tivat to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Kavala (#8, 2-2) 98-71. Teodo Tivat's 6th position in group B has not changed. A very good start of the season for his team, which won so far all 3 games without any defeat. Radulovic is a newcomer at Teodo Tivat, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg (#9). He also registered 10.7 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Teodo Tivat's star - American forward Manuel Johnson (201-F-83, agency: Court Side). Johnson scored 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was another key player of Teodo Tivat, helping his team with a 98-71 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Kavala (#8, 2-2). Teodo Tivat started extremely well this year. They recorded 3 victories without losing a single game in group B. Johnson turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Johnson has a very solid season. In 3 games in Balkan League he scored 9.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stefan Georgiev (206-C/F-78) of Levski Sofia - 20 points and 9 rebounds
5. Uros Lukovic (212-C-89) of Kumanovo - 16 points and 13 rebounds
6. Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82) of Rilski Sportist - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Igor Kunjic (199-F-87) of Teodo Tivat - 21 points and 2 rebounds
8. Jamar Smith (191-G-87) of Galil Gilboa - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Sinisa Tepavcevic (201-F-84) of Teodo Tivat - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Savo Djikanovic (211-C-75) of Teodo Tivat - 16 points and 3 rebounds

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   




Danilo
Mijatovic
Danilo Mijatovic is back with MZT Skopje - 1 day ago
The saga that lasted nearly a month is finally over as defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom gets the permission to put Danilo Mijatovic (206-F/C-83) to their roster. The experienced Power Forward joined KK Kumanovo 2009 at the start of the season, from KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom, but despite being their best player averaging 18.9ppg and 5.8rpg in Prva Liga and 19.2ppg and 5.0rpg in BIBL the financial problems forced Kumanovo and Mijatovic to part ways. As said before, for Danilo Mijatov...   [read more]

Slobodan
Miljanic
Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Peja and Beroe celebrate wins - 3 days ago
Peja - Kumanovo 83-79 Peja overcame Kumanovo to take a narrow lead before the return leg. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kumanovo won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Peja looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Montenegrin forward Slobodan Miljanic (201-90, college: Lynn, agency: AproK Sports Group) fired 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Al...   [read more]

Milan
Stanojevic
Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Peja and Teodo Tivat punch semifinal tickets - 10 days ago
Kozuv - Peja 77-67 Kozuv outgunned Peja at home court but were unable to overcome the deficit after the opening leg and got eliminated. The game was mostly controlled by Kozuv. Peja managed to win second period 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-30 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was American point guard Kenyon McNeaill (185-91, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored 19 points, 6 rebounds and...   [read more]


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Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Beroe 5-1 
 2 Kozuv 3-3 
 3 Feni Industries 2-4 
 4 Sutjeska 2-4 
Group D
 1 Kumanovo 5-1 
 2 Teodo Tivat 3-3 
 3 Peja 3-3 
 4 Karpos Sokoli 1-5 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Eric PALM
  Bashkimi
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Palm, Bashkimi22.6 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv20.8 
 3. Johnson, Bashkimi20.3 
 4. Mijatovic, Kuman.19.2 
 5. Gibson, Beroe17.6 
 6. Kostovski, Kuman.17.6 
 7. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.17.1 
 8. Rhett, Sigal P.17.0 
 9. Mijovic, Kozuv16.8 
 10. Veseli, Peja16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 M.J. RHETT
  Sigal P.
  (206-PF-92)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Rhett, Sigal P.9.7 
 2. Hysenagolli, SK Ti.9.7 
 3. Mijovic, Kozuv8.4 
 4. Jazvin, Bashkimi8.3 
 5. Shima, SK Tirana8.1 
 6. Johnson, Bashkimi6.9 
 7. Gajovic, Sutjeska6.8 
 8. Skeen, Peja6.8 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.6.4 
 10. Sharabidze, Feni I.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Milan STANOJEVIC
  Teodo T.
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Stanojevic, Teodo T.6.3 
 2. McNeaill, Kozuv5.3 
 3. Perry, Karpos S.4.9 
 4. Tillotson, Peja4.9 
 5. Mavra, Karpos S.4.6 
 6. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.5 
 7. Kostovski, Kuman.4.4 
 8. Petrovski, Feni I.4.3 
 9. Wise, Trepca4.3 
 10. Johnson, Bashkimi4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Nikola KORAC
  Bashkimi
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Korac, Bashkimi3.0 
 2. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.3 
 3. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 4. Hajrizi, Sigal P.2.2 
 5. Abramovic, Kozuv2.0 
 6. Johnson, Sigal P.2.0 
 7. James, Sutjeska1.9 
 8. Veseli, Peja1.7 
 9. Gajovic, Sutjeska1.7 
 10. McNeaill, Kozuv1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Aaron JONES
  Beroe
  (206-F-93)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Jones, Beroe1.1 
 2. Dickerson, Bashkimi1.0 
 3. Krstevski, Kozuv0.8 
 4. Ivshyn, Peja0.8 
 5. Rugova, Sigal P.0.7 
 6. Kusovac, Teodo T.0.7 
 7. Reed, Peja0.6 
 8. Gudul, Beroe0.6 
 9. Djurasovic, Kozuv0.6 
 10. Skeen, Peja0.6 
Player of the Week

 Milivoje Mijovic
  Kozuv
  ( 200-PF-91 )
  
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