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Review of Return Leg of Round of 16 - Mar 8, 2017


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Jamal Shuler
Monaco - AEK Athens 95-87

Monaco outgunned AEK Athens to reach quarterfinals. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-20 AEK Athens' run in the last quarter cut the lead to 95-87 at the end of the game. Monaco made 28-of-34 charity shots (82.4 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by AEK Athens helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American Jamal Shuler (191-86) who scored 20 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and swingman Kostas Vasiliadis (200-84) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Monaco: J.Shuler 20+6reb+2ast, D.Bost 18+5reb+3ast, A.Sy 12+4reb+4ast, S.Gladyr 11+2reb, N.Caner-Medley 10+8reb+2ast, Z.Wright 9+1reb+6ast
AEK Athens: L.Mavrokefalidis 18+12reb+2ast, K.Vasiliadis 15+4reb+1ast, M.Dixon 14+2reb+3ast, D.Mavroeidis 10+3reb, C.Elonu 10+5reb, D.Sakota 9+5reb
gschID: 537252


Scandone AV - Umana VE 68-72

Umana Reyer upset Scandone Avellino to enter quarterfinals. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Scandone AV won third quarter 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American-Georgian point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. Canadian-Nigerian forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 10 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Umana Venezia's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko (216-86) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds and American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) added 15 points in the effort for Scandone AV. Four Scandone AV players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: M.Haynes 16+5reb+3ast, T.McGee 10+1reb+2ast, M.Ejim 10+7reb, H.Peric 9+2reb+1ast, A.Filloy 8+3reb+3ast, T.Ress 6+2reb
Scandone AV: D.Logan 15+1reb+3ast, L.Randolph 14+3reb, A.Thomas 12+2reb, K.Fesenko 12+16reb, J.Ragland 9+2reb+6ast, A.Zerini 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 537258


Iberostar Tener. - PAOK 80-54

Iberostar Tenerife eased past PAOK and into the next round of playoffs. The game without a history. CB Canarias led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding PAOK to just 6 points in second quarter. CB Canarias made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. PAOK was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Lithuanian forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) orchestrated the victory by scoring 20 points and 5 assists. American forward Tim Abromaitis (203-89, college: Notre Dame) contributed with 8 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Linos-Spyridon Chrysikopoulos (206-92) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 14 rebounds and Latvian swingman Zanis Peiners (203-90) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for PAOK. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Iberostar Tener.: M.Grigonis 20+3reb+5ast, R.San Miguel 13+1reb+2ast, G.Bogris 10+6reb+1ast, D.White 9+1reb+3ast, T.Abromaitis 8+8reb+1ast, A.Doornekamp 7+3reb
PAOK: Z.Peiners 14+5reb+2ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 11+14reb+3ast, A.Glyniadakis 9+4reb, K.Clanton 8+7reb, A.Tsochlas 5+2ast, A.Koniaris 3+4reb
gschID: 537253


Neptunas - Ludwigsburg 58-52

Ludwigsburg ensured the quarterfinal birth despite losing in Klaipeda. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 35-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 27 personal fouls committed by EnBW Ludwigsburg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Mindaugas Kacinas (201-93, college: S.Carolina) orchestrated the victory by scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Jerai Grant (203-89, college: Clemson) contributed with 8 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Tekele Cotton (189-93, college: Wichita St.) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Drew Crawford (196-90, college: Northwestern) added 6 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for EnBW Ludwigsburg. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Neptunas: M.Kacinas 12+7reb, A.Butkevicius 9+4reb+3ast, J.Grant 8+10reb+1ast, C.Lofton 8+7reb, M.Mazeika 8+5reb+1ast, A.Siksnius 5+4reb+1ast
Ludwigsburg: T.Cotton 12+7reb+3ast, J.Thiemann 8+3reb, C.Hammonds 7+5reb, C.Toppert 6, J.Cooley 6+11reb+1ast, D.Crawford 6+10reb+2ast
gschID: 537255


Besiktas - Pinar Karsiyaka 83-90

Pinar Karsiyaka rolled past Besiktas to sweep the series. Besiktas were ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 21-11 charge of Pinar Karsiyaka, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-29 charity shots (79.3 percent) during the game. Besiktas were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Polish swingman Mateusz Ponitka (196-93) chipped in 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American-Tunisian Michael Roll (197-87, college: UCLA) scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Besiktas' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Pinar Karsiyaka: M.Green 22+5reb+6ast, M.Ponitka 18+6reb+2ast, D.Summers 15+6reb, J.Brown 12+6reb+7ast, J.Owens 12+10reb+3ast, B.Petway 8+4reb+1ast
Besiktas: D.Strawberry 16+4reb+3ast, V.Stimac 16+12reb+1ast, M.Roll 14+5reb+7ast, M.Thompson 13+3reb+4ast, K.Weems 10+2reb+1ast, E.Clark 10+4reb+1ast
gschID: 537254


ASVEL - Aris 81-67

ASVEL dropped visiting Aris and punched their quarterfinal tickets. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 15-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-67. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 6 assists. Serbian-Montenegrin forward Nikola Dragovic (206-87, college: UCLA, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. American guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) replied with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and guard Thodoris Zaras (197-88) added 19 points in the effort for Aris. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: W.Hodge 19+3reb+6ast, N.Dragovic 16+3reb, A.Uter 11+6reb+2ast, T.Meacham 10+3ast, D.Nelson 10+3reb+4ast, A.Noua 7+2reb+1ast
Aris: T.Zaras 19+1reb, W.Cummings 14+5reb+4ast, V.Jankovic 11+5reb+2ast, J.Jackson 7+5reb, M.Jenkins 6+1reb+1ast, V.Xanthopoulos 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 537257


Le Mans - Banco di Srd 66-68

Sassari snatched a narrow road loss over Le Mans to complete the sweep. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 21-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: BeoBasket) notched 15 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and Croatian point guard Rok Stipcevic (185-86, agency: Alti Sport) supported him with 14 points and 5 assists. Even 16 points by American point guard Giordan Watson (178-85, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: BeoBasket) did not help to save the game for Le Mans. His fellow American import forward Ryan Pearson (198-90, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) added 12 points for the hosts. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Banco di Srd: D.Savanovic 15+9reb+1ast, R.Stipcevic 14+2reb+5ast, D.Lighty 10+4reb+4ast, G.Lawal 8+2reb, T.Lacey 6+5reb+3ast, D.Bell 5
Le Mans: G.Watson 16+1reb+1ast, R.Pearson 12+4reb+2ast, O.Hanlan 11+5reb+1ast, M.Yarou 8+4reb+1ast, W.Yeguete 5+1reb+1ast, L.Konate 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 537256


Banvit BK - EWE Baskets 70-61

Banvit defeated EWE Baskets and entered the quarterfinal stage. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 70-61. Banvit dominated on the defensive end, holding EWE Baskets to just 6 points in second quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to EWE Baskets' 22. They outrebounded EWE Baskets 43-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Guard Furkan Korkmaz (198-97) contributed with 20 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) replied with 13 points and 7 rebounds and Montenegrin Vladimir Mihailovic (193-90, agency: BeoBasket) added 11 points in the effort for EWE Baskets. EWE Baskets' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game.
Top scorers:
Banvit BK: J.Theodore 22+7reb+9ast, F.Korkmaz 20+5reb+3ast, G.Vidmar 16+10reb, D.Kulig 5+8reb, G.Orelik 3+2reb+1ast, T.Gecim 2+1reb
EWE Baskets: B.Qvale 13+7reb+1ast, P.Schwethelm 12+3reb, R.Paulding 11+1reb+1ast, V.Mihailovic 11+3reb+1ast, F.Massenat 7+2reb+5ast, C.Kramer 4+5reb+4ast
gschID: 537251


  




Aaron Craft
Aaron Craft (ex Dolomiti En. TR) agreed terms with Monaco - 4 hours ago
AS Monaco Basket (ProA) inked 26-year old American guard Aaron Craft (188-88kg-91, college: Ohio State). He played most recently at Dolomiti Energia Trento in Italian Serie A. In 44 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.8apg and 2.3spg (leader !!!) last season. Craft helped them to make it to the final. The previous (14-15) season he played at another team Warriors in U.S. semi-pro league G-Leaguen where in 57 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.1apg and 2.5spg (in top 2). A very good seas...   [read more]

Elmedin
Kikanovic
Monaco to bring in Elmedin Kikanovic - 4 hours ago
AS Monaco Basket (ProA) reportedly agreed terms with 29-year old Bosnian international center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-105kg-88, agency: BeoBasket). He has played for the last two seasons at ALBA Berlin in German BBL league. In 36 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.5apg last season. Kikanovic helped them to make it to the German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Bosmans Team and to the All-Star G...   [read more]

Jon Diebler
Besiktas add Diebler to their roster - 1 day ago
Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (BSL) added to their roster 29-year old American shooting guard Jon Diebler (198-93kg-88, college: Ohio State, agency: BeoBasket). He is not a newcomer in Turkish League as he played last season at Galatasaray (BSL). In 22 games he recorded 7.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. Diebler helped them to make it to the Turkish Cup Semifinals. He also played 29 games in Euroleague where he averaged 6.5ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg. The previous (15-16) season Diebler played at Anad...   [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 
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. 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. McCrea, Maccabi .7.3 
 10. Mullings, Kataja B.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. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.6 
 7. Mirkovic, Oradea5.4 
 8. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.5.4 
 9. Diggs, Juventus5.4 
 10. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.3 
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. Wright, Monaco2.2 
 6. Akoon-P., Bakken2.2 
 7. Harrison, Usak2.1 
 8. Kramer, EWE B.1.9 
 9. Chappell, Banvit BK1.9 
 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. Lukovic, Partizan1.8 
 4. Simpson, CEZ N.1.5 
 5. Kulig, Banvit BK1.4 
 6. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.4 
 7. Cusin, Scandone AV1.3 
 8. Denison, Oradea1.3 
 9. Niang, Iberosta.1.2 
 10. Kaba, Mega Leks1.2 
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