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Game 1 (Finals)

3-4 Place
Monaco 61% Apr.30 Umana VE
FINAL
Banvit BK 59% Apr.30 Iberostar Te
Overview of Round 10 - Dec 21, 2016


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Group A
Fraport SKY - Helios 72-62

Rather expected game in Frankfurt where 7th ranked Slovenian Helios (1-9) were defeated by fifth ranked German Deutsche Bank Skyliners (4-6) 72-62 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-62. Deutsche Bank Skyliners forced 22 Helios turnovers. Danish guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska) scored 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Kwame Vaughn (190-90, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Deutsche Bank Skyliners players scored in double figures. At the losing side Czech Tomas Kyzlink (195-93) responded with 15 points and American power forward Cory Remekun (203-91, college: St.Louis) scored 6 points and 9 rebounds. Deutsche Bank Skyliners maintains fifth position in Group A with 4-6 record. Helios lost sixth consecutive game. Defending Slovenian champion keep the seventh place with nine games lost. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will face higher ranked CEZ Nymburk (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Helios will play against Bakken (#8) in Aarhus and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Helios: T.Kyzlink 15+4reb+3ast, B.Curry 11+1ast, M.Kovacevic 11+1reb+1ast, S.Atanackovic 8+4reb+1ast, C.Remekun 6+9reb, J.Mocnik 5+3reb+2ast
Fraport SKY: S.Shields 14+7reb+4ast, Q.Robertson 14+1reb+3ast, K.Vaughn 13+5reb+4ast, A.English 12+3reb, E.Ibekwe 8+2reb+1ast, M.Morrison 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 510339


Monaco - Bakken 105-86

Very predictable result when first ranked French Monaco (9-1) smashed at home bottom-ranked Danish Bakken (1-9) 105-86 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 105-86. Monaco dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Bakken's 36 and made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Monaco forced 19 Bakken turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 25 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Ghanian-French Billy Ouattara (191-92) chipped in 18 points during the contest. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Monaco's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Estonian forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 16 points. Monaco have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group A with 9-1 record. Bakken lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. Monaco will face Ironi Nahariya (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Bakken will play against Helios and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bakken: K.Kitsing 16+4reb, D.Akoon-Purcell 16+7reb+2ast, T.Laerke 12+2reb+1ast, K.Thomann 10+4reb, A.Darboe 9+2reb+4ast, M.Gesell 8+1reb+6ast
Monaco: D.Bost 25+1reb+5ast, B.Ouattara 18+3reb+3ast, N.Caner-Medley 11+5reb, Z.Wright 10+2reb+5ast, J.Bryant 9+7reb+2ast, J.Aboudou 9+3ast
gschID: 510343


Aris - Ironi Nahariya 85-58

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Israeli Ironi Nahariya's (3-7) road loss to fourth ranked Greek Aris (7-3) 58-85 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Aris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Aris outrebounded Ironi Nahariya 34-20 including a 28-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ironi Nahariya was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) scored 15 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Devyn Marble (198-92, college: Iowa) chipped in 16 points during the contest. Four Aris players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Yancy Gates (206-89, college: Cincinnati) responded with 13 points and forward Gilbert Brown (198-87, college: Pittsburgh) scored 9 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Aris have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Group A, which they share with CEZ Nymburk. Ironi Nahariya lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Aris will face league's second-placed Banvit in Balikesir in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ironi Nahariya will play at home against the league's leader Monaco (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nahariya: Y.Gates 13+4reb, J.Skjoldebrand 10+1ast, G.Brown 9+1reb+3ast, N.Faust 9+2reb, E.Asante Asare 5+3reb+1ast, T.Ber-Aven 5+1reb+2ast
Aris: D.Marble 16+2reb+2ast, W.Cummings 15+4reb+5ast, M.Jenkins 14+3reb+1ast, T.Dragicevic 13+2reb, V.Xanthopoulos 8+1reb+1ast, M.Tsairelis 8+3reb
gschID: 510326


CEZ Nymburk - Banvit BK 86-75

Round 10 most important game was a defeat of league's leader Turkish Banvit (8-2). They were defeated by third ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk (7-3) 86-75 on Tuesday night. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Banvit. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Guard Bryon Allen (193-92, college: George Mason) scored 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) chipped in 10 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists during the contest. CEZ Nymburk's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) responded with 18 points and 5 assists and guard Jeremy Chappell (191-87, college: Robert Morris) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Banvit players scored in double figures. CEZ Nymburk have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Czech champion maintains third position in Group A with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Monaco, which they share with Aris. Banvit at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Monaco. Banvit will play next round against strong Aris trying to make it back to the top of the standings. CEZ Nymburk will try to continue on its current victory against fifth ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners in Frankfurt.
Top scorers:
Banvit BK: J.Theodore 18+3reb+5ast, D.Kulig 18+4reb, J.Chappell 13+8reb+3ast, G.Vidmar 10+7reb, E.Gokalp 6+2ast, G.Orelik 5+1reb+4ast
CEZ Nymburk: B.Allen 33+5reb+3ast, D.Simpson 17+7reb, E.Lawrence 10+6reb+10ast, V.Hruban 8+3ast, P.Benda 8+4reb, C.Hass 6+1reb
gschID: 510328


Group B
Maccabi Rishon - Pinar Karsiyaka 78-69

There was a surprise result in Rishon Le-Zion where seventh ranked Israeli Maccabi Rishon (4-6) beat higher ranked Turkish Pinar Karsiyaka (6-4) 78-69 on Wednesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 23-18. But Pinar Karsiyaka won second period 15-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Maccabi Rishon won last quarter 23-15. They also forced 21 Pinar Karsiyaka turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Swingman Patrick Richard (196-90, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) scored 21 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Charles Thomas (203-86, college: Arkansas) chipped in 17 points during the contest. At the losing side point guard J'Covan Brown (188-90, college: Texas) responded with 23 points and 6 assists and forward DaJuan Summers (203-88, college: Georgetown) scored 25 points and 6 rebounds. Defending Israeli champion moved-up to sixth place in Group B, which they share with Avtodor. Loser Pinar Karsiyaka keeps the third position with four games lost. Maccabi Rishon will face league's second-placed Umana Venezia at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pinar Karsiyaka will play against Avtodor and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Pinar Karsiyaka: D.Summers 25+6reb, J.Brown 23+4reb+6ast, A.Egemen Guven 6+3reb, M.Ponitka 5+6reb+2ast, J.Owens 4+4reb, M.Baygul 4+2reb+3ast
Maccabi Rishon: P.Richard 21+7reb+5ast, C.Thomas 17+2reb+2ast, J.McCrea 16+5reb, N.Hanochi 8+1reb+3ast, I.Zalmanson 7+6reb+1ast, A.Ben-Chimol 6+4reb+7ast
gschID: 510335


Avtodor - Oradea 59-65

Quite upsetting was Russian Avtodor's home defeat in a game versus Romanian Oradea 65-59. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Avtodor won third quarter 17-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) fired 28 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Serbian-Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports) chipped in 8 points and 6 assists. American Nick Minnerath (207-88, college: Detroit Mercy) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Branden Frazier (190-92, college: Fordham) added 9 points respectively for lost side. Avtodor's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Romanian champion maintains fifth position in Group B with 5-5 record. Loser Avtodor keeps the sixth place with six games lost. They share the position with Maccabi Rishon. Oradea will meet at home league's leader Le Mans in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Avtodor will play against Pinar Karsiyaka (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Avtodor: N.Minnerath 25+11reb, B.Frazier 9+4reb+2ast, M.Carrera 8+6reb+1ast, V.Hunter 5+4reb, E.Kolesnikov 5+4reb, A.Makiev 3+4reb
Oradea: M.Zeno 28+6reb+1ast, M.Pasalic 9+5reb+3ast, U.Lucic 9+5reb+2ast, B.Mirkovic 8+3reb+6ast, S.Denison 7+6reb+4ast, T.Nicoara 2+7reb+1ast
gschID: 510327


Umana VE - Khimik 73-59

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Ukrainian Khimik (1-9) was defeated on the road by third ranked Italian Umana Venezia (7-3) 73-59 on Tuesday. Khimik was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Umana Venezia looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) scored 19 points to lead the charge for the winners and American-Italian swingman Jeffrey Viggiano (197-84, college: Massachusetts, agency: SPORTlab Agency) chipped in 14 points during the contest. Four Umana Venezia players scored in double figures. Umana Venezia's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American center Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Viacheslav Petrov (204-94, agency: AproK Sports Group) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. Umana Venezia keeps a position of Group B leader, which they share with Le Mans. Khimik lost seventh consecutive game. Defending Ukrainian champion stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. Umana Venezia will face Maccabi Rishon (#7) in Rishon Le-Zion in the next round where they are favorite. Khimik will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Khimik: J.Love 17+11reb+2ast, V.Petrov 10+6reb+2ast, D.Bejarano 10+5reb, J.Smith 9+1reb+7ast, V.Koniev 7+4reb+3ast, S.Pavlov 4+4reb+1ast
Umana VE: H.Peric 19+3reb+2ast, J.Viggiano 14+4reb+2ast, M.Ejim 10+5reb+1ast, J.Hagins 10+5reb+2ast, M.Bramos 8+2reb+2ast, A.Filloy 6+2reb+7ast
gschID: 510334


Le Mans - Kataja Basket 57-74

Leading French Le Mans (7-3) recorded its third loss at the home court. Hosts were defeated by fourth ranked Finnish Joensuun Kataja (6-4) 74-57. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. Le Mans was better in third quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St.) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and American swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St.) supported him with 10 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. Even 15 points and 5 rebounds by Beninese power forward Mouphtaou Yarou (204-90, college: Villanova) did not help to save the game for Le Mans. American forward Ryan Pearson (198-90, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) added 14 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Joensuun Kataja have a solid four-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja moved-up to third place in Group B, which they share with Pinar Karsiyaka. Le Mans at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. They share it with Umana VE. Joensuun Kataja will play against bottom-ranked Khimik (#8) in Yuzhny in the next round where they are favorite. Le Mans will play on the road against Oradea (#5) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Le Mans: M.Yarou 15+5reb, R.Pearson 14+5reb+1ast, P.Amagou 9+2ast, G.Watson 8+3reb+5ast, L.Konate 5+3reb+2ast, M.Gelabale 4+5reb+1ast
Kataja Basket: D.Mullings 22+10reb+4ast, J.King 18+3reb+1ast, J.Bradley 10+11reb+6ast, R.Brown 10+9reb+6ast, V.Makalainen 6+1ast, I.Seppala 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 510333


Group C
EWE Baskets - Rosa Radom 83-71

No shocking result in a game in Oldenburg where third ranked German EWE Baskets (6-4) won against 6th ranked Polish Rosa (3-7) 83-71 on Wednesday. The game without a history. EWE Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Belgian Maxime De Zeeuw (206-87) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) to lead the charge for the winners and center Dirk Madrich (212-83) chipped in 16 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side American power forward Darnell Jackson (206-85, college: Kansas) responded with 22 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import point guard Jordan Callahan (184-90, college: Tulane) scored 17 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. EWE Baskets maintains third position in Group C with 6-4 record having just three points less than leader Monaco. Rosa lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with seven games lost. EWE Baskets will face league's leader Neptunas in Klaipeda in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rosa will play on the road against Usak Sportlif (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rosa Radom: D.Jackson 22+6reb+2ast, J.Callahan 17+3reb+2ast, G.Bell 12+3reb+1ast, D.Jeszke 6+3reb+1ast, R.Witka 5+1reb+4ast, M.Sokolowski 5+3reb+1ast
EWE Baskets: D.Madrich 16+2reb, M.De Zeeuw 16+7reb+1ast, R.Paulding 12+6ast, B.Qvale 9+5reb+1ast, F.Massenat 8+2reb+2ast, P.Schwethelm 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 510341


PAOK - Openjobmetis V. 78-69

Rather expected game in Thessaloniki where 8th ranked Italian Openjobmetis VA (2-8) was defeated by fifth ranked Greek PAOK (5-5) 78-69 on Wednesday. PAOK outrebounded Openjobmetis VA 50-37 including 20 on the offensive glass. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Jordan Sibert (193-92, college: Dayton) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. PAOK's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with 20 points and forward Norvel Pelle (208-93, college: Iona) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. PAOK moved-up to fourth place in Group C, which they share with Ventspils. Openjobmetis VA lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with eight games lost. PAOK will face league's second-placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Openjobmetis VA will play against Ventspils (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Openjobmetis V.: D.Johnson 20+4reb+1ast, D.Cavaliero 11+3reb+1ast, E.Maynor 10+2reb+5ast, N.Pelle 10+10reb, K.Kangur 6+4reb+1ast, A.Avramovic 5+2reb
PAOK: J.Sibert 15+6reb+1ast, K.Clanton 15+11reb+3ast, Z.Peiners 11+6reb+1ast, A.Glyniadakis 11+8reb, V.Margaritis 9+5reb+1ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 510336


Ventspils - Usak 95-86

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Latvian Ventspils (5-5) defeated at home 7th ranked Turkish Usak Sportlif (3-7) 95-86 on Wednesday. Usak Sportlif trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 20-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 86-95 at the end of the game. Ventspils made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Power forward Rolandas Zakis (206-87) scored 19 points and 8 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and American swingman Folarin Campbell (189-86, college: George Mason) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists during the contest. Ventspils' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the losing side American D'Angelo Harrison (193, college: St.John's, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import Shaquielle McKissic (196-90, college: Arizona St.) scored 20 points. Five Ventspils and four Usak Sportlif players scored in double figures. Ventspils moved-up to fourth place in Group C, which they share with PAOK. Loser Usak Sportlif dropped to the sixth position with seven games lost. Ventspils will face bottom-ranked Openjobmetis VA (#8) in Varese in the next round. Usak Sportlif will play at home against Rosa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Usak: S.McKissic 20+1reb+2ast, D.Harrison 20+7reb+4ast, S.Vasiliauskas 13+1reb+5ast, R.Freimanis 11+4reb+1ast, Z.Auguste 9+5reb, B.Candan 8+5reb
Ventspils: F.Campbell 19+3reb+5ast, R.Zakis 19+8reb+2ast, E.Zelionis 13+8reb+2ast, W.Deane 11+4ast, M.Gulbis 11+2reb, A.Skele 11+10reb+4ast
gschID: 510337


ASVEL - Neptunas 68-64

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when top-ranked Lithuanian Neptunas (8-2) were defeated on the road by second ranked French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (8-2) 68-64 on Tuesday. It was a key game for the top position in Group C. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Neptunas won second period 19-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Neptunas outrebounded ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket 41-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) scored 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) chipped in 18 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side guard Martynas Mazeika (192-85, agency: Interperformances) responded with 15 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Larry Drew II (188-90, college: UCLA) scored 10 points and 8 assists. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket have an impressive seven-game winning streak. Defending French champion keeps a position of Group C leader, which they share with defeated Neptunas. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will face PAOK (#4) in Thessaloniki in the next round. Neptunas will play at home against EWE Baskets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Mazeika 15+5reb+2ast, L.Drew II 10+2reb+8ast, V.Sarakauskas 10+6reb, M.Kacinas 8+8reb+1ast, J.Baron 6+2reb+1ast, T.Klimavicius 6+8reb+1ast
ASVEL: W.Hodge 18+3reb+6ast, D.Nelson 17+6reb+5ast, N.Dragovic 16+4reb, B.Sy 9+3reb+2ast, N.Lang 3+2reb+3ast, D.Watkins 2+7reb+3ast
gschID: 510332


Group D
Oostende - Strasbourg 65-66

A very interesting game took place in Oostende. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 5th ranked Belgian Oostende (4-6) to second ranked French Strasbourg IG (7-3) 66-65 on Wednesday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Oostende won third quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 rebounds. American forward Matt Howard (203-89, college: Butler) contributed with 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. American guard Corey Walden (188-92, college: E.Kentucky) replied with 15 points and Serbian center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: BeoBasket) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Oostende. Oostende's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Strasbourg IG have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Group D with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Monaco, which they share with Scandone AV. Defending Belgian champion Oostende keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Strasbourg IG's next round opponent will be league's leader CB Canarias in Tenerife and it will be for sure the game of the week. Oostende will play at home against Scandone AV (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Oostende: C.Walden 15+1reb+1ast, D.Newbill 11+1reb, R.Katic 10+5reb+1ast, P.Gillet 7+1reb, V.Kesteloot 6+8reb+2ast, J.Salumu 5+3reb+1ast
Strasbourg: R.Travis 16+8reb+2ast, M.Howard 13+8reb+1ast, M.Jaiteh 11+3reb+1ast, E.Walker 10+1reb+5ast, P.Sy 5+3reb, P.Lacombe 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 510338


Scandone AV - Cibona 75-57

Everything went according to plan in Avellino where third ranked Italian Scandone AV (7-3) beat 6th ranked Croatian Cibona (3-7) 75-57 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Scandone AV led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Cibona to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Scandone AV looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko (216-86) had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American guard Levi Randolph (196-92, college: Alabama) chipped in 18 points during the contest. Four Scandone AV players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Ante Zizic (210-97, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and forward Nik Slavica (201-97) scored 9 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Scandone AV maintains third position in Group D with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Monaco. Loser Cibona keeps the sixth place with seven games lost. Scandone AV will face Oostende (#5) on the road in the next round. Cibona will play against Mornar Bar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cibona: A.Zizic 16+8reb+1ast, E.Sulejmanovic 11+3reb+1ast, N.Slavica 9+7reb, Z.Mark Sisko 6+2reb+3ast, A.Coric 4+3reb+1ast, P.Maric 4+1ast
Scandone AV: L.Randolph 18+2reb+2ast, A.Thomas 15+1reb+1ast, J.Ragland 11+3reb+7ast, K.Fesenko 10+12reb+1ast, R.Obasohan 10+2ast, A.Zerini 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 510342


Iberostar Tener. - Juventus 79-57

There was no surprise in Tenerife where 4th ranked Lithuanian Juventus (6-4) were outplayed by first ranked Spanish CB Canarias (8-2) 79-57 on Wednesday. The game without a history. CB Canarias led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Juventus' 32. They outrebounded Juventus 41-28 including a 29-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. CB Canarias looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Juventus' players. Canadian-Dutch forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances) scored 7 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Lithuanian forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) chipped in 10 points and 5 assists during the contest. CB Canarias' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side American point guard Jamar Diggs (188-88, college: Wofford, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 12 points and 4 assists and guard Dovis Bickauskis (188-93) scored 14 points. CB Canarias maintains first position in Group D with 8-2 record. Loser Juventus keep the fourth place with four games lost. CB Canarias will face league's second-placed Strasbourg IG on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Juventus will play against Mega Leks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Juventus: D.Bickauskis 14+4reb, J.Diggs 12+3reb+4ast, V.Sulskis 9+4reb+2ast, V.Cepukaitis 9+4reb+2ast, G.Sirutavicius 8+1reb+1ast, S.Parker 3+2reb+1ast
Iberostar Tener.: T.Dean 14+2reb, M.Niang 12+3reb, F.Vazquez 11+1reb+1ast, M.Grigonis 10+4reb+5ast, G.Bogris 10+3reb+1ast, T.Abromaitis 9+5reb
gschID: 510344


Mega Leks - Mornar Bar 60-53

Everything could happen in Sremska Mitrovica at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked Serbian Mega Leks and 7th ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar had identical 2-7 record. This time Mega Leks used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Bar 60-53 on Wednesday night. Mornar Bar trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 18-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 53-60 at the end of the game. They outrebounded Mornar Bar 41-29 including 30 on the defensive glass. French power forward Alpha Kaba (209-96, agency: BeoBasket) had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Jovan Novak (188-94) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Mega Leks players scored in double figures. At the losing side American center Octavius Ellis (208-93, college: Cincinnati) responded with 15 points and 9 rebounds and guard Boris Bakic (193-86, agency: BeoBasket) scored 10 points. Mornar Bar's coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Mega Leks (3-7) moved-up to seventh place in Group D. Loser Mornar Bar dropped to the bottom position with eight games lost. Mega Leks will face higher ranked Juventus (#4) in Utena in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Mornar Bar will play at home against Cibona (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: O.Ellis 15+9reb, B.Bakic 10+3reb+3ast, M.Mijovic 8+4reb+1ast, C.Tatum 7+2reb, E.Hadzibegovic 5+1reb+2ast, A.Waller 4+2reb+1ast
Mega Leks: J.Novak 14+5reb+3ast, R.Zagorac 12+8reb+1ast, A.Kaba 10+13reb, R.Spasojevic 10+3reb+4ast, V.Cancar 5+5reb+4ast, O.Jaramaz 5+3reb+4ast
gschID: 510340


Group E
Besiktas - AEK Athens 82-68

Rather expected game in Istanbul where 3rd ranked Greek AEK Athens (6-4) were defeated by first ranked Turkish Besiktas (8-2) 82-68 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Besiktas. AEK Athens was better in second period 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great shooting night for Besiktas especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by AEK Athens' players. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side Bosnian forward Milan Milosevic (203-85, agency: BeoExcell) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 13 rebounds and Serbian-Greek Dusan Sakota (210-86, agency: BeoBasket) scored 11 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Besiktas maintains first position in Group E with 8-2 record. Loser AEK Athens keep the third place with four games lost. Besiktas will face Stelmet (#7) in Zielona Gora in the next round where they are favorite. AEK Athens will play on the road against Banco di Srd (#5) in Sassari and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AEK Athens: M.Milosevic 15+13reb+2ast, D.Sakota 11+3reb+3ast, R.Ukic 11+2reb+4ast, M.Dixon 10+1reb, N.Ivanovic 8+2reb+1ast, D.Mavroeidis 5+4reb
Besiktas: M.Thompson 17+2reb+4ast, V.Stimac 16+7reb+1ast, E.Clark 13+4reb+3ast, D.Strawberry 11+2reb+4ast, K.Weems 8+2reb+1ast, S.Sanli 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 510345


Spirou - Banco di Srd 63-57

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Belgian Spirou Charleroi (4-6) defeated at home 5th ranked Italian Banco di Srd (4-6) 63-57 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 63-57. Spirou Charleroi made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Spirou Charleroi outrebounded Banco di Srd 34-21 including a 26-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Guard Alexandre Libert (194-90, agency: Promotex) scored 17 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Kevin Tumba (205-91) chipped in 4 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. At the losing side American point guard David Bell (188-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 9 points and 6 rebounds and Lithuanian center Tautvydas Lydeka (208-83) scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. Banco di Srd's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Spirou Charleroi moved-up to fifth place in Group E, which they share with Stelmet ZG and Banco di Srd. Spirou Charleroi will face league's second-placed EnBW Ludwigsburg on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Banco di Srd will play against AEK Athens and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Banco di Srd: L.D'Ercole 11+1ast, R.Stipcevic 9+1ast, D.Bell 9+6reb+2ast, D.Savanovic 8+3reb+2ast, T.Lydeka 8+6reb, G.DeVecchi 5+2reb+1ast
Spirou: A.Libert 17+3reb+4ast, I.Iarochevitch 10+1reb+3ast, N.Marnegrave 8+3reb+2ast, J.Shepherd 8+5reb+1ast, B.Bowman 8+2reb+1ast, M.Gaudoux 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 510329


Szolnok - Ludwigsburg 81-91

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (1-9) was defeated at home by second ranked German EnBW Ludwigsburg (7-3) 91-81 on Tuesday. The game without a history. EnBW Ludwigsburg led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. EnBW Ludwigsburg outrebounded Szolnok 44-23 including a 21-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. Power forward Jack Cooley (206-91, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Kelvin Martin (195-89, college: Charleston So.) chipped in 17 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. EnBW Ludwigsburg's coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side point guard James Kinney (187-90, college: San Jose St., agency: Octagon Europe) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists and forward Troy Barnies (200-89, college: Maine) scored 19 points. Five EnBW Ludwigsburg and four Szolnok players scored in double figures. EnBW Ludwigsburg maintains second position in Group E with 7-3 record having just two points less than leader Monaco. Defending Hungarian champion Szolnok stay at the bottom place with nine games lost. EnBW Ludwigsburg will face Spirou Charleroi (#6) at home in the next round. Szolnok will play against Partizan in Beograd and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: T.Barnies 19+4reb+1ast, D.Vojvoda 16+3reb+2ast, J.Kinney 16+6reb+10ast, M.Borisov 15, N.Pavlicevic 9+3reb+3ast, R.Wright 2+3reb
Ludwigsburg: K.Martin 17+8reb+2ast, J.Cooley 15+12reb+1ast, C.Toppert 15+2reb+1ast, T.Cotton 11+2reb+5ast, C.Hammonds 10+4reb+9ast, J.Thiemann 9+7reb
gschID: 510330


Stelmet ZG - Partizan 80-81

Important game to mention about took place in Zielona Gora. Fourth ranked Serbian Partizan (6-4) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Polish Stelmet (4-6) 81-80 on Tuesday evening. Power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Branislav Ratkovica (192-85, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists during the contest. Four Partizan players scored in double figures. At the losing side Montenegrin power forward Vladimir Dragicevic (206-86) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) scored 17 points and 4 assists. Stelmet's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Partizan have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Group E, which they share with AEK Athens. Defending Polish champion Stelmet dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Partizan will face bottom-ranked Szolnok (#8) in Szolnok in the next round where they are favorite. Stelmet will play at home against the league's leader Besiktas and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: L.Koszarek 17+3reb+4ast, V.Dragicevic 14+10reb+2ast, T.Kelati 12+3ast, K.Gruszecki 8+3reb+1ast, J.Vaughn 8+3reb+1ast, J.Florence 8+2reb
Partizan: S.Bircevic 19+11reb+2ast, A.Vrabac 16+4reb, B.Ratkovica 15+6reb+10ast, U.Lukovic 13+8reb, W.Hatcher 9+1reb+6ast, M.Koprivica 6
gschID: 510331


  




Tim
Abromaitis
Iberostar Tenerife see off Umana Reyer, join Banvit in Final - 1 day ago
Tenerife - Umana Reyer 67:58 Iberostar Tenerife will clash with Banvit for Basketball Champions League title. They outgunned Umana Reyer in the second semifinal in Tenerife tonight. Tim Abromaitis (203-F-89, college: Notre Dame) scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to pace the hosts. Umana Reyer stayed ahead early in the game. The Italian team established a 21:16 lead after the first frame. But Iberostar Tenerife turned the tables in the second period. The home side went on a 24:13 r...   [read more]

Jordan
Theodore
Banvit outscore Monaco, enter Final - 1 day ago
Banvit - Monaco 83:74 Banvit became the first Champions League finalists. They overcame Monaco in the first Final Four clash in Tenerife today. Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89, college: Seton Hall) scored 21 points and issued 11 assists to lead the winners. Monaco jumped to a 23:14 lead after ten minutes of action. The French powerhouse maintained the lead throughout the second term. Monaco secured a 45:37 halftime advantage. Banvit however changed the complexion of the game in the second ha...   [read more]
Final Four pairings confirmed - 23 days ago
The Basketball Champions League Final Four pairings have been set, following the completion of a draw on Thursday afternoon in Tenerife. Four teams, representing four different countries, will be participating in the pinnacle event of Basketball Champions League's inaugural season which will be played over the last weekend of April in Tenerife, host of Iberostar Tenerife, currently in the 1st position of the Spanish ACB League. Together with the Spanish host, the other three qualified clu...   [read more]


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Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
Group B
 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Nick MINNERATH
  Avtodor
  (207-PF-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Minnerath, Avtodor20.3 
 2. Smith, Khimik17.6 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken17.3 
 4. Theodore, Banvit BK16.2 
 5. Mullings, Kataja B.15.5 
 6. Brown, Pinar K.15.5 
 7. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.4 
 8. Cummings, Aris15.2 
 9. Vojvoda, Szolnok15.1 
 10. Vaughn, Fraport SKY14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Clanton, PAOK10.7 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks9.8 
 3. Stimac, Besiktas9.5 
 4. Auguste, Usak8.8 
 5. Anosike, Openjobm.8.5 
 6. Fesenko, Scandone.8.1 
 7. Ellis, Mornar Bar7.7 
 8. Petrov, Khimik7.4 
 9. McCrea, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Mullings, Kataja B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.7 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.9 
 3. Reynolds, Cibona6.8 
 4. Frazier, Avtodor6.5 
 5. Kramer, EWE B.6.2 
 6. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 7. Diggs, Juventus5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.4 
 9. Mirkovic, Oradea5.4 
 10. Drew II, Neptunas5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.3.3 
 2. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.5 
 3. McKissic, Usak2.4 
 4. Robertson, Fraport .2.4 
 5. Akoon-P., Bakken2.2 
 6. Harrison, Usak2.1 
 7. Wright, Monaco2.1 
 8. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 9. Green, Pinar K.1.9 
 10. Kramer, EWE B.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.7 
 2. Galdikas, Juventus2.3 
 3. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 4. Kavvadas, Aris1.6 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.5 
 6. Kulig, Banvit BK1.5 
 7. Diouf, Bakken1.4 
 8. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.4 
 9. Cusin, Scandone AV1.3 
 10. Denison, Oradea1.3 
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