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Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
Overview of Round 14 - Jan 25, 2017


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Group A
Bakken - Banvit BK 68-92

There was no surprise in Aarhus where 8th ranked Danish Bakken (1-13) was crushed by second ranked Turkish Banvit (11-3) 92-68 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Banvit. Bakken was better in fourth quarter 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bakken was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 assists and 5 steals. Slovenian center Gasper Vidmar (211-87) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Banvit players scored in double figures. American John Williamson (200-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Inception Sports) produced 21 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Thomas Laerke (195-91) added 17 points respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Banvit maintains second position in Group A with 11-3 record behind leader Monaco. Loser Bakken stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost.
Top scorers:
Banvit BK: J.Theodore 16+3reb+12ast, G.Orelik 13+2reb, G.Vidmar 12+7reb, M.Akyel 11+3reb+1ast, J.Chappell 9+2reb+2ast, F.Korkmaz 7+3reb+2ast
Bakken: J.Williamson 21+5reb+2ast, T.Laerke 17+4reb+2ast, D.Akoon-Purcell 13+6reb+3ast, M.Gesell 8+1reb+1ast, C.Christoffersen 3+3reb+1ast, A.Darboe 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 510425


Monaco - Aris 80-66

No shocking result in a game when first ranked French Monaco (12-2) defeated at home 4th ranked Greek Aris (8-6) 80-66 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-66. Monaco made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Aris turnovers. The best player for the winners was Ghanian-French Billy Ouattara (191-92) who scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Ukrainian swingman Sergii Gladyr (196-88, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 15 points. Four Monaco players scored in double figures. Guard Thodoris Zaras (197-88) produced 15 points and American guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) added 11 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Monaco maintains first position in Group A with 12-2 record, which they share with Besiktas. Loser Aris dropped to the third place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Monaco: B.Ouattara 15+5reb+2ast, S.Gladyr 15+3reb+2ast, D.Bost 14+1reb+1ast, Z.Wright 10+2reb+4ast, N.Caner-Medley 9+5reb, J.Shuler 6+3reb+6ast
Aris: T.Zaras 15+1reb+2ast, M.Tsairelis 11+1reb, W.Cummings 11+5reb+1ast, V.Kavvadas 10+6reb, M.Jenkins 7+3reb, J.Jackson 6+9reb
gschID: 510420


Helios - CEZ Nymburk 57-67

Very expected game in Domzale where 7th ranked Slovenian Helios (2-12) were defeated by third ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk (10-4) 67-57 on Wednesday. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Helios' 24. They outrebounded Helios 50-36 including a 17-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Bryon Allen (193-92, college: George Mason) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import forward Diamon Simpson (204-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. American power forward Cory Remekun (203-91, college: St.Louis) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and Czech Tomas Kyzlink (195-93) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Czech champion maintains third position in Group A with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Monaco. Defending Slovenian champion Helios keep the seventh place with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: B.Allen 18+5reb+2ast, D.Simpson 11+10reb+1ast, V.Hruban 9+7reb+4ast, P.Benda 8+5reb, M.Peterka 7+1reb+1ast, J.Welsch 6+2reb+5ast
Helios: C.Remekun 15+12reb+2ast, S.Atanackovic 12+6reb+1ast, T.Kyzlink 11+6reb+2ast, J.Mocnik 7+3reb+9ast, A.Bratec 6+1reb, T.Bolcina 2+3reb
gschID: 510419


Fraport SKY - Ironi Nahariya 81-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked German Deutsche Bank Skyliners' (7-7) home victory over 6th ranked Israeli Ironi Nahariya (5-9) 81-64 on Wednesday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners outrebounded Ironi Nahariya 37-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. Ironi Nahariya was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Quantez Robertson (188-84, college: Auburn, agency: Interperformances) who scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard Kwame Vaughn (190-90, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 20 points. Robertson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Deutsche Bank Skyliners players scored in double figures. American forward Gilbert Brown (198-87, college: Pittsburgh) produced 12 points and 4 assists and Swedish-Israeli power forward Jonathan Skjoldebrand (204-83) added 13 points respectively for the guests. Ironi Nahariya's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Deutsche Bank Skyliners maintains fifth position in Group A with 7-7 record, which they share with Banco di Srd. Loser Ironi Nahariya keeps the sixth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Fraport SKY: K.Vaughn 20+3reb+3ast, A.English 14+3reb+4ast, Q.Robertson 13+9reb+5ast, S.Shields 12+5reb, M.Morrison 8+6reb, N.Kiel 5+5reb
Ironi Nahariya: J.Skjoldebrand 13+3reb+2ast, G.Brown 12+4reb+4ast, Y.Gates 12+2reb, I.Nesterenko 8+2reb, E.Asante Asare 5+4reb, T.Nash 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 510418


Group B
Kataja Basket - Pinar Karsiyaka 73-83

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Finnish Joensuun Kataja (6-8) was defeated at home by second ranked Turkish Pinar Karsiyaka (9-5) 83-73 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-73. Pinar Karsiyaka made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. The best player for the winners was Muhammed Baygul (191-92) who scored 25 points. American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) chipped in 13 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St.) produced 27 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) added 24 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Pinar Karsiyaka maintains second position in Group B with 9-5 record having just three points less than leader Monaco, which they share with AEK Athens. Loser Joensuun Kataja keeps the sixth place with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Baygul 25+2reb+1ast, J.Brown 15+3reb+4ast, M.Green 13+6reb+6ast, J.Owens 12+8reb, D.Summers 8+8reb, M.Ponitka 8+3reb
Kataja Basket: D.Mullings 27+8reb+4ast, R.Brown 24+5ast, T.Rannikko 13+2reb+8ast, K.Bristol 4+9reb+2ast, J.King 3+4reb+1ast, J.Bradley 2+1reb
gschID: 510411


Avtodor - Le Mans 85-81

Top ranked French Le Mans (9-5) recorded its fifth loss in Saratov. Visitors were defeated by fourth ranked Russian Avtodor (7-7) 85-81. Le Mans were ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 30-20 charge of Avtodor, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. American Nick Minnerath (207-88, college: Detroit Mercy) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Evgeny Kolesnikov (195-85, agency: Alti Sport) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Petr Cornelie (211-95) replied with 12 points and 9 rebounds and American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket) added 14 points and 4 assists in the effort for Le Mans. Four Avtodor and five Le Mans players scored in double figures. Avtodor maintains fourth position in Group B with 7-7 record, which they share with Banco di Srd. Le Mans at the other side still keep top place with five games lost. They share the position with AEK Athens.
Top scorers:
Avtodor: N.Minnerath 28+7reb+3ast, E.Kolesnikov 18+5reb+1ast, B.Frazier 15+1reb+4ast, V.Hunter 10+5reb+3ast, J.Adams 5+3reb+4ast, S.Bykov 5+1reb+4ast
Le Mans: G.Watson 14+2reb+4ast, P.Cornelie 12+9reb, L.Konate 12+2reb+3ast, M.Gelabale 11+4reb+1ast, M.Yarou 11+8reb, R.Pearson 10+6reb+2ast
gschID: 510409


Umana VE - Oradea 89-78

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Italian Umana Venezia (9-5) won against at home 5th ranked Romanian Oradea (6-8) 89-78 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Umana Venezia. Oradea was better in third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Umana Venezia looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Georgian point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) who scored 17 points. Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) chipped in 12 points and 4 assists. Four Umana Venezia players scored in double figures. Serbian-Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports) produced 18 points and 9 assists and Canadian center Sean Denison (210-85, college: Santa Clara, agency: 011 Sports) added 19 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Umana Venezia moved-up to second place in Group B, which they share with AEK Athens. Defending Romanian champion Oradea dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: M.Haynes 17+2reb+2ast, M.Bramos 15+3reb, H.Peric 12+4reb+4ast, T.McGee 10+2reb+3ast, M.Ejim 9+5reb+2ast, J.Hagins 8+4reb+1ast
Oradea: S.Denison 19+3reb+2ast, B.Mirkovic 18+4reb+9ast, T.Nicoara 10+2reb+1ast, A.Mandache 8+3reb+1ast, U.Lucic 7+6reb, M.Pasalic 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 510413


Khimik - Maccabi Rishon 60-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 8th ranked Ukrainian Khimik's (3-11) home loss to seventh ranked Israeli Maccabi Rishon (7-7) 60-69 on Tuesday. Maccabi Rishon dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Khimik's 24. Maccabi Rishon forced 19 Khimik turnovers. The best player for the winners was American swingman Patrick Richard (196-90, college: McNeese St., agency: Inception Sports) who scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Nitzan Hanochi (194-86) chipped in 10 points and 4 assists. American point guard Jaime Smith (190-89, college: Al.-Huntsville) produced 16 points and his fellow American import guard Daniel Bejarano (193-91, college: Colorado St.) added 14 points respectively for the hosts. Defending Israeli champion moved-up to fifth place in Group B, which they share with Banco di Srd. Defending Ukrainian champion Khimik stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: P.Richard 20+7reb+6ast, N.Hanochi 10+4ast, J.McCrea 9+5reb, C.Thomas 7+3reb+1ast, N.Levi 7+2reb+1ast, A.Ben-Chimol 6+2ast
Khimik: J.Smith 16+1reb+3ast, D.Bejarano 14+3reb+3ast, J.Love 8+11reb, V.Petrov 7+2reb, V.Koniev 5+2reb+1ast, O.Antypov 3+2reb
gschID: 510412


Group C
Usak - ASVEL 70-58

The biggest surprise took place in Usak where host Turkish Usak Sportlif (5-9) beat league's leader French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-4) 70-58 on Tuesday evening. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Usak Sportlif dominated on the defensive end, holding ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket to just 7 points in fourth quarter. The best player for the winners was Latvian Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds. American Shaquielle McKissic (196-90, college: Arizona St.) chipped in 18 points. Amine Noua (202-97, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Usak Sportlif maintains sixth position in Group C with 5-9 record. Defending French champion ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket dropped to the second place with four games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Monaco.
Top scorers:
Usak: R.Freimanis 23+10reb+1ast, S.McKissic 18+3reb+1ast, D.Harrison 9+5reb+5ast, Z.Auguste 8+11reb, S.Vasiliauskas 8+1reb+4ast, B.Candan 4+4reb+1ast
ASVEL: A.Noua 15+10reb, W.Hodge 12+6reb+6ast, B.Sy 9, A.Uter 9+6reb+2ast, N.Dragovic 6+7reb, D.Nelson 4+4reb+4ast
gschID: 510410


Ventspils - PAOK 54-84

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked Greek PAOK (7-7) smashed on the road one of their biggest challengers Latvian Ventspils (7-7) 84-54 on Tuesday. The game without a history. PAOK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Ventspils' 24. PAOK forced 19 Ventspils turnovers. The best player for the winners was American power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) who scored 7 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The other American import guard Jordan Sibert (193-92, college: Dayton) chipped in 14 points. Four PAOK players scored in double figures. Power forward Rolandas Zakis (206-87) produced 8 points and 10 rebounds and forward Kristaps Janicenoks (196-83) added 12 points respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. PAOK moved-up to fourth place in Group C, which they share with Banco di Srd.
Top scorers:
PAOK: J.Sibert 14+4reb+1ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 13+2reb+1ast, A.Koniaris 10+6reb+1ast, T.McFadden 10+1reb+2ast, V.Margaritis 9+3reb+1ast, A.Glyniadakis 8+1reb
Ventspils: K.Janicenoks 12+3reb+1ast, R.Zakis 8+10reb+2ast, M.Gulbis 8+4reb, F.Campbell 7+2reb+3ast, W.Deane 4+2reb+1ast, T.Leimanis 4
gschID: 510408


Rosa Radom - Neptunas 65-71

Very expected game in Radom where 8th ranked Polish Rosa (3-11) was defeated by third ranked Lithuanian Neptunas (10-4) 71-65 on Tuesday. Rosa trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 18-11 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 65-71 at the end of the game. The best player for the winners was Jamaican-American forward Omari Johnson (206-89, college: Oregon St.) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Jimmy Baron (191-86, college: Rhode Island) chipped in 13 points. American power forward Darnell Jackson (206-85, college: Kansas) produced 14 points and his fellow American import point guard Jordan Callahan (184-90, college: Tulane) added 14 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Neptunas keep a position of Group C leader. Loser Rosa stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: O.Johnson 14+10reb+1ast, J.Baron 13+4reb+2ast, V.Sarakauskas 13+5reb+1ast, M.Mazeika 9+1reb+1ast, M.Girdziunas 8+4reb+4ast, J.Grant 6+2reb+2ast
Rosa Radom: J.Callahan 14+1reb+3ast, D.Jackson 14+4reb+3ast, J.Zyskowski 11+4reb+2ast, M.Sokolowski 7+5reb+3ast, G.Bell 7+2reb+3ast, M.Bojanowski 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 510407


EWE Baskets - Openjobmetis V. 78-53

Very predictable result in Oldenburg where second ranked German EWE Baskets (10-4) outscored 7th ranked Italian Openjobmetis VA (4-10) 78-53 on Tuesday. The game without a history. EWE Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Openjobmetis VA to just 6 points in fourth quarter. EWE Baskets forced 20 Openjobmetis VA turnovers. Openjobmetis VA was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin Vladimir Mihailovic (193-90, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Frantz Massenat (193-92, college: Drexel) chipped in 11 points and 6 assists. Four EWE Baskets players scored in double figures. Serbian swingman Aleksa Avramovic (192-94, agency: BeoBasket) produced 20 points and American-Nigerian power forward O.D. Anosike (203-91, college: Siena) added 4 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Despite that victory EWE Baskets went down to third position (Group C) due to points difference. Loser Openjobmetis VA keeps the seventh place with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: V.Mihailovic 15+6reb+1ast, B.Qvale 12+5reb, F.Massenat 11+3reb+6ast, P.Schwethelm 10+4reb+3ast, D.Kramer 9+2reb, M.De Zeeuw 7+7reb+1ast
Openjobmetis V.: A.Avramovic 20+4reb+3ast, D.Cavaliero 9+3reb, D.Johnson 5+1ast, C.Eyenga 4+3reb+1ast, G.Ferrero 4+5reb, N.Pelle 4+5reb
gschID: 510406


Group D
Mega Leks - Iberostar Tener. 73-98

Not a big story in a game in Sremska Mitrovica where 7th ranked Serbian Mega Leks (4-10) were outplayed by first ranked Spanish CB Canarias (11-3) 98-73 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by CB Canarias. Mega Leks was better in fourth quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 28-of-33 free shots (84.8 percent) during the game. Mega Leks were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Lithuanian forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds. American point guard Davin White (185-81, college: CS Northridge) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. French power forward Alpha Kaba (209-96, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 16 rebounds and swingman Rade Zagorac (205-95, agency: BeoBasket) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. CB Canarias maintains first position in Group D with 11-3 record. Loser Mega Leks keep the seventh place with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Iberostar Tener.: M.Grigonis 15+6reb+1ast, D.White 15+5ast, A.Doornekamp 11+5reb+1ast, F.Vazquez 11+1reb, T.Abromaitis 9+7reb+3ast, F.Bassas 9+1reb+5ast
Mega Leks: R.Zagorac 16+7reb+3ast, A.Kaba 13+16reb, N.Kapetanovic 9+1ast, R.Spasojevic 9+1reb, O.Jaramaz 9+8ast, N.Rebic 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 510423


Mornar Bar - Strasbourg 70-83

Everything went according to plan when third ranked French Strasbourg IG (9-5) won against on the road bottom-ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (3-11) 83-70 on Wednesday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Strasbourg IG's pressure prevailed and they won that period 23-14 extending their advantage to 13 points. Strasbourg IG outrebounded Mornar Bar 40-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. The best player for the winners was center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-94, agency: BeoBasket) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. American-FYR Macedonian Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) chipped in 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. Balsa Radunovic (208-80, agency: Interperformances) produced 13 points and 8 rebounds and American Cameron Tatum (200-88, college: Tennessee) added 8 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Mornar Bar's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Strasbourg IG moved-up to second place in Group D, which they share with AEK Athens. Loser Mornar Bar stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: E.Murphy 20+2reb+1ast, M.Jaiteh 16+10reb+1ast, R.Travis 13+7reb+4ast, E.Walker 10+2reb+7ast, A.Slaughter 9+3reb+3ast, J.Leloup 6+8reb+4ast
Mornar Bar: B.Radunovic 13+8reb+2ast, M.Radunovic 10+3reb, M.Mugosa 9+3reb, A.Waller 9+1reb+2ast, C.Tatum 8+4reb+4ast, V.Pavic 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 510424


Cibona - Oostende 71-77

An interesting game was played in Zagreb where Belgian Oostende (#5) beat host Croatian Cibona (#6) 77-71 on Wednesday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cibona won fourth quarter 19-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Oostende looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Forward Pierre-Antoine Gillet (201-91) scored 15 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Jean Salumu (193-90) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) during the contest. American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-87, college: Villanova) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 5 rebounds and 11 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and center Luka Zoric (211-84) scored 19 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending Belgian champion maintains fifth position in Group D with 6-8 record, which they share with Spirou. Loser Cibona keeps the sixth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Oostende: R.Katic 18+2reb, J.Salumu 16+5reb+3ast, P.Gillet 15+9reb+1ast, J.Mwema 9+2reb, K.Boukichou 6+1reb+1ast, M.Keselj 5+4reb
Cibona: L.Zoric 19+1reb, S.Reynolds 15+5reb+11ast, N.Slavica 14+3reb, Z.Sakic 8+2reb+1ast, N.Joksimovic 5+3reb+4ast, M.Rozic 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 510422


Scandone AV - Juventus 74-64

There was no surprise in Avellino where one of their biggest challengers Lithuanian Juventus (8-6) were defeated by second ranked Italian Scandone AV (10-4) 74-64 on Wednesday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Scandone AV outrebounded Juventus 42-28 including a 15-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko (216-86) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. American guard Levi Randolph (196-92, college: Alabama) chipped in 18 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Vytautas Sulskis (200-88, college: Youngstown St., agency: Octagon Europe) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds and forward Gytis Sirutavicius (195-83) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Five Scandone AV and four Juventus players scored in double figures. Scandone AV maintains second position in Group D with 10-4 record having just two points less than leader Monaco. Loser Juventus dropped to the third place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Scandone AV: L.Randolph 18+8reb, A.Thomas 14+3reb+2ast, K.Fesenko 14+12reb+1ast, J.Ragland 13+2reb+6ast, M.Leunen 10+11reb+2ast, M.Green 3+1reb+6ast
Juventus: V.Sulskis 16+9reb+2ast, G.Sirutavicius 15+6reb+3ast, J.Diggs 14+5reb+5ast, V.Cepukaitis 10+1ast, A.Best 3+3reb, V.Vasylius 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 510421


Group E
Besiktas - Ludwigsburg 88-85

Fourth-ranked German EnBW Ludwigsburg (8-6) made lots of trouble for first ranked Turkish Besiktas (12-2) in Istanbul. Besiktas managed to secure only three-point victory 88-85. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But EnBW Ludwigsburg won third quarter 22-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) notched a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Four Besiktas players scored in double figures. Even 12 points by American guard Drew Crawford (196-90, college: Northwestern) did not help to save the game for EnBW Ludwigsburg. His fellow American import power forward Jack Cooley (206-91, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) added 12 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Besiktas have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group E with 12-2 record. EnBW Ludwigsburg lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: V.Stimac 17+12reb, D.Strawberry 16+5reb+3ast, E.Clark 14+4reb+1ast, M.Roll 14+2reb+2ast, S.Sanli 7+5reb, M.Thompson 7+1ast
Ludwigsburg: J.Cooley 12+5reb+1ast, D.Crawford 12+4reb+2ast, R.Trice 11+2reb+1ast, K.Martin 11+3reb, C.Toppert 9+1reb, T.Cotton 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 510417


Banco di Srd - Partizan 99-85

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Serbian Partizan (8-6) against fifth ranked Italian Banco di Srd (7-7) on Wednesday night. Visiting Partizan was defeated by Banco di Srd in Sassari 99-85. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 99-85. Banco di Srd made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. Banco di Srd looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Partizan was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was Croatian point guard Rok Stipcevic (185-86, agency: Alti Sport) who scored 23 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 18 points. Four Banco di Srd players scored in double figures. Power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) produced 17 points and guard Stefan Pot (196-94) added 8 points and 9 assists respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Banco di Srd maintains fifth position in Group E with 7-7 record. Loser Partizan keeps the third place with six games lost.
Top scorers:
Banco di Srd: R.Stipcevic 23+3ast, D.Bell 20+1reb, D.Savanovic 18+4reb+1ast, G.Lawal 11+8reb+1ast, T.Lacey 9+2reb+6ast, L.D'Ercole 9+1ast
Partizan: S.Bircevic 17+3reb+1ast, M.Andric 14+2reb+1ast, K.Karahodzic 13+4reb, A.Vrabac 8+1reb+2ast, B.Ratkovica 8+5ast, S.Pot 8+3reb+9ast
gschID: 510415


AEK Athens - Stelmet ZG 71-64

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Greek AEK Athens (9-5) defeated at home 7th ranked Polish Stelmet (4-10) 71-64 on Wednesday. Stelmet trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 26-16 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 64-71 at the end of the game. AEK Athens dominated on the defensive end, holding Stelmet to just 7 points in second quarter. The best player for the winners was American-Georgian guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) who scored 21 points. American forward Jawad Williams (204-83, college: N.Carolina) chipped in 10 points. AEK Athens' coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Center Adam Hrycaniuk (206-84, college: Cincinnati) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and Eritrean-Polish swingman Thomas Kelati (195-82, college: Washington St., agency: BeoBasket) added 14 points respectively for the guests. AEK Athens have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position in Group E with 9-5 record having just three points less than leader Monaco. Stelmet lost sixth consecutive game. Defending Polish champion keeps the seventh place with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
AEK Athens: M.Dixon 21+1reb+2ast, J.Williams 10+3reb+3ast, D.McGrath 8+1reb, D.Skoulidas 7+1reb+1ast, G.Tsalmpouris 6+3reb+1ast, R.Ukic 6+1reb+3ast
Stelmet ZG: A.Hrycaniuk 19+10reb, T.Kelati 14+2reb+3ast, A.Moore 8+4reb+3ast, P.Zamojski 7+3reb+2ast, J.Vaughn 6+2reb, K.Gruszecki 5+3reb
gschID: 510414


Spirou - Szolnok 92-87

Rather expected game when 8th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (2-12) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Belgian Spirou Charleroi (6-8) 92-87 on Wednesday. Spirou Charleroi dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Szolnok's 24. They outrebounded Szolnok 46-28 including a 31-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Szolnok was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was power forward Ioann Iarochevitch (207-89) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Alexandre Libert (194-90, agency: Promotex) chipped in 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Spirou Charleroi's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Montenegrin swingman Milos Borisov (201-85) produced 23 points and 8 rebounds and Montenegrin Nikola Pavlicevic (192-88) added 21 points respectively for the guests. Five Spirou Charleroi and four Szolnok players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi maintains sixth position in Group E with 6-8 record. Defending Hungarian champion Szolnok stay at the bottom place with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Spirou: D.Richardson 18+1reb, J.Shepherd 15+5reb, M.Gaudoux 15+2reb+2ast, I.Iarochevitch 14+11reb+3ast, A.Kemp 11+5reb, A.Libert 10+8reb+4ast
Szolnok: M.Borisov 23+8reb+2ast, N.Pavlicevic 21+3reb+3ast, D.Vojvoda 18+1reb, L.Andric 16+7reb+2ast, K.Wittmann 3+2reb+1ast, J.Eilingsfeld 2+5reb
gschID: 510416


  



Final Four pairings confirmed - 22 days ago
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Iberostar Tener. - ASVEL 61-51 Iberostar Tenerife rolled past ASVEL to clinch their Final Four appearance. The game was mostly controlled by CB Canarias. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket managed to win third quarter 14-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Greek center Giorgos Bogris (210-89) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Tim Abromaitis (203-89, college: Notre Dame) contributed with 7 points, 5 rebounds and...   [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 BK15.9 
 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. Baron, Neptunas14.9 
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. Mullings, Kataja B.7.3 
 10. McCrea, Maccabi .7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jordan THEODORE
  Banvit BK
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Theodore, Banvit BK7.5 
 2. Rannikko, Kataja B.6.9 
 3. Reynolds, Cibona6.8 
 4. Frazier, Avtodor6.5 
 5. Kramer, EWE B.6.2 
 6. Bykov, Avtodor5.6 
 7. Kinney, Szolnok5.6 
 8. Lyons, Usak5.6 
 9. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 10. Beiran, Iberosta.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Daniel MULLINGS
  Kataja B.
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Mullings, Kataja B.3.3 
 2. Pavlicevic, Szolnok2.6 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.5 
 4. McKissic, Usak2.4 
 5. Robertson, Fraport .2.4 
 6. Akoon-P., Bakken2.2 
 7. Harrison, Usak2.1 
 8. Wright, Monaco2.1 
 9. Kramer, EWE B.1.9 
 10. Green, Pinar K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.7 
 2. Galdikas, Juventus2.3 
 3. Johnson, Kataja B.1.9 
 4. Barro, UBT C.1.8 
 5. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 6. Zizic, Cibona1.6 
 7. Hunter, Avtodor1.6 
 8. Kavvadas, Aris1.6 
 9. Simpson, CEZ N.1.5 
 10. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.4 
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