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NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 20-4 
 2. Akademik PL 16-8 
 3. Beroe 15-9 
 4. Rilski 14-10 
 5. Balkan 14-10 
 6. Spartak Pleven 11-13 
 7. Cherno More 7-17 
 8. Yambol 7-17 
 9. Levski 4-20 
Full Standings
Last:4/23/2017
Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 8-2 
 2. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 3. UE Varna 7-3 
 4. Rilski 2 4-6 
 5. Chavdar 3-7 
 6. Vidabasket 1-9 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 8-2 
 2. Shumen 7-3 
 3. Dolphin 5-5 
 4. Dunav 2016 5-5 
 5. CSKA 4-6 
 6. Akademik Varna 1-9 
Stage One Standings
Full Standings
Last:4/13/2017
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
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 
Last:3/1/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski22.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.20.8 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.6 
 4. Petkov, Yambol18.3 
 5. Smith, Akademik PL17.7 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.3 
 7. Sekulovic, Balkan16.9 
 8. Tsonkov, Cherno M.16.4 
 9. Savic, Spartak .16.3 
 10. Marinov, Spartak .15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.3 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.6 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.3 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.6 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.5 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol8.3 
 8. Daniels, Balkan7.6 
 9. Bruinsma, Rilski7.6 
 10. Petkov, Yambol7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.9 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 3. Gruev, Spartak .5.7 
 4. Hott, Balkan5.6 
 5. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.1 
 6. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 7. Dudev, Spartak .4.8 
 8. Petkov, Yambol4.3 
 9. Hadjirusev, Levski4.3 
 10. Bozov, Rilski4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.0 
 2. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 3. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 4. Bellfield, Akademik.1.9 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.8 
 6. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.6 
 8. Hott, Balkan1.6 
 9. Jones, Beroe1.6 
 10. Beane, Lukoil Acad.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.1 
 4. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.0 
 5. Petkov, Yambol0.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .0.8 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.8 
 8. Doychinov, Levski0.8 
 9. Marincheshki, Spartak .0.7 
 10. Daniels, Balkan0.6 
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Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Lukoil Acad 85% Apr.27 Yambol
Akademik PL 64% Apr.27 Cherno More
Beroe 60% Apr.27 Spart.Pleven
Rilski Apr.27 Balkan 51%
NBL Round 19: Lukoil Acad. edge Academik Plovdiv by two points - Feb 27, 2017


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The most exciting game of round 19 in the NBL took place in Sofia. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent Academik Plovdiv (11-6) to first ranked Lukoil Acad. (14-3) 82-80 in the game for the first place. Lukoil Acad. dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Academik Plovdiv's 38. 24 personal fouls committed by Academik Plovdiv helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) chipped in 16 points and 7 assists. Montenegrin guard Milorad Sutulovic (196-90) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Defending champion maintains first place with 14-3 record. Academik Plovdiv at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Beroe. Lukoil Acad. are looking forward to face Balkan (#5) in Botevgrad in the next round. Academik Plovdiv will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Levski managed to get a fourth victory. This time they edged sixth-ranked Spartak Pleven 76-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spartak Pleven. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Pavel Ivanov (200-88, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Veselin Veselinov contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Martin Marinov (191-85, agency: 011 Sports) answered with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Spartak Pleven. Levski maintains ninth place with 4-13 record. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Levski will play against higher ranked Beroe (#3) in Stara Zagora in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play at home against Yambol and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Stara Zagora. Local Beroe (11-6) beat 7th ranked Cherno More (5-12) 77-67 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Aaron Jones who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. Beroe's coach Ljubomir Minchev used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Stanislav Tsonkov responded with 23 points (made all of his seven free throws). Beroe moved-up to second place, which they share with Akademik PL. Loser Cherno More keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Beroe will meet bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cherno More will play against Rilski in Samokov and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 19 Balkan was defeated by Rilski in Samokov 80-73.
The best stats of 19th round was 26 points and 11 rebounds by DJ Shelton of Rilski.

Lukoil Acad. - Akademik PL 82-80

The most exciting game of round 19 in the NBL took place in Sofia. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of their biggest opponent Academik Plovdiv (11-6) to first ranked Lukoil Acad. (14-3) 82-80 in the game for the first place. Lukoil Acad. dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Academik Plovdiv's 38. 24 personal fouls committed by Academik Plovdiv helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) chipped in 16 points and 7 assists. Montenegrin guard Milorad Sutulovic (196-90) produced 23 points and 5 rebounds and French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St., agency: Octagon Europe) added 16 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals respectively for lost side. Five Academik Plovdiv players scored in double figures. Defending champion maintains first place with 14-3 record. Academik Plovdiv at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. They share it with Beroe. Lukoil Acad. are looking forward to face Balkan (#5) in Botevgrad in the next round. Academik Plovdiv will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Acad.: M.Korniyenko 19+3reb+3ast, S.Zack 17+10reb, D.Gibson 16+4reb+7ast, A.Beane 9+1reb, D.Agre 7+5reb, D.Dimitrov 7+4reb+3ast
Akademik PL: M.Sutulovic 23+5reb+2ast, J.Semple 16+10reb+4ast, V.Aleksandrov 15+6reb+4ast, V.Bachev 12+1reb+1ast, S.Vaklinov 11+6reb+1ast, V.Mihaylov 3
gschID: 536246


Beroe - Cherno More 77-67

The game with biggest result difference took place in Stara Zagora. Local Beroe (11-6) beat 7th ranked Cherno More (5-12) 77-67 on Saturday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds. The former international Tihomir Zhelev (193-90) helped adding 18 points and 4 assists. Beroe's coach Ljubomir Minchev used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side guard Stanislav Tsonkov (192-91) responded with 23 points (made all of his seven free throws) and point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-94) scored 6 points, 9 assists and 5 steals. Beroe moved-up to second place, which they share with Akademik PL. Loser Cherno More keeps the seventh position with 12 games lost. Beroe will meet bottom-ranked Levski (#9) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cherno More will play against Rilski in Samokov and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Beroe: A.Jones 18+11reb+1ast, T.Zhelev 18+2reb+4ast, B.Raley-Ross 10+6reb+4ast, O.Gudul 9+7reb, T.Tenchev 6+1reb+1ast, P.Aleksiev 6+3reb+2ast
Cherno More: S.Tsonkov 23+3reb+1ast, N.Djuric 10+3reb, A.Natskin 10+4reb+2ast, M.Markovic 8+5reb+1ast, F.Dedijer 8+3reb, D.Karamfilov 6+4reb+9ast
gschID: 536245


Spartak Pleven - Levski 73-76

Bottom-ranked Levski managed to get a fourth victory. This time they edged sixth-ranked Spartak Pleven 76-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Spartak Pleven. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international swingman Pavel Ivanov (200-88, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The former international forward Veselin Veselinov (202-83, college: W.Virginia St.) contributed with 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Martin Marinov (191-85, agency: 011 Sports) answered with 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Gerasim Nikolov (188-93) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Spartak Pleven. Five Levski and four Spartak Pleven players scored in double figures. Levski maintains ninth place with 4-13 record. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. Levski will play against higher ranked Beroe (#3) in Stara Zagora in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Spartak Pleven will play at home against Yambol and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Levski: P.Ivanov 22+6reb+6ast, V.Veselinov 16+6reb+1ast, E.Hadjirusev 14+5reb+3ast, S.Slaveykov 12+2reb+1ast, K.Raykov 10+5reb, K.Doychinov 2+5reb
Spartak Pleven: M.Marinov 21+5reb+4ast, M.Savic 15+3reb+1ast, G.Nikolov 15+5reb+4ast, D.Marincheshki 12+5reb+3ast, V.Galabov 5+1reb, M.Tanev 3+1reb
gschID: 536244


Rilski - Balkan 80-73

Everything could happen in Samokov at the game between two tied teams. Both fourth ranked Rilski and 5th ranked Balkan had identical 9-7 record. This time Rilski used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Botevgrad 80-73 on Saturday night. Rilski made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American forward DJ Shelton (208-91, college: Washington St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 11 rebounds. The former international guard Yordan Bozov (191-79) helped adding 22 points and 7 assists. At the losing side American forward Travis Daniels (202-92, college: Mississippi St.) responded with 22 points and 9 rebounds and Montenegrin guard Amin Hott (192-92) scored 17 points and 9 assists. Rilski have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 10-7 record. Balkan lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth position with eight games lost. Rilski will meet at home Cherno More (#7) in the next round. Balkan will play against the league's leader Lukoil Acad. in Sofia and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rilski: D.Shelton 26+11reb+1ast, Y.Bozov 22+3reb+7ast, E.Bruinsma 12+11reb+1ast, Z.Georgiev 8+4reb+5ast, D.Ivanov 5+2ast, T.Woods 4+3reb
Balkan: T.Daniels 22+9reb+1ast, A.Hott 17+3reb+9ast, M.Sekulovic 10+6reb+2ast, S.Marinov 6+3reb+3ast, D.Cvetkovic 6+4reb, I.Ivkov 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 536247


  




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