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Division A Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Apoel 0-0 
 3. Apollon 0-0 
 4. Enosis 0-0 
 5. Etha 0-0 
 6. Keravnos 0-0 
Division B Standings
Group A
 1. AEL 12-0 
 2. Achilleas Agrou 10-2 
 3. APOP 7-5 
 4. Enosi Athanasiou 5-7 
 5. Asteras 3-8 
 6. MJ Basket 3-8 
 7. Argonaftes 2-9 
Group B
 1. Achilleas K. 9-1 
 2. ENAD 9-1 
 3. Ol. Aglantzias 6-4 
 4. Zinonas 3-7 
 5. Enosis 3-7 
 6. Onisilos 0-10 
North League Stage A Standings
 1. Near East Un. 13-2 
 2. Koopspor 12-3 
 3. Mapfree Life 9-6 
 4. Yenicami 9-6 
 5. Magem 8-7 
 6. K. American U. 3-12 
 7. E.Mediterenian 1-14 
 8. Soyer Sport 0-15 
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Chalon 2-0 
 2 Benfica 1-1 
 3 Alba 1-1 
 4 Brussels 0-2 
Group B
 1 Gravelines 2-0 
 2 Groningen 1-1 
 3 Kormend 1-1 
 4 Limburg United 0-2 
Group C
 1 Telekom Bsk 1-0 
 2 Sodertalje 1-1 
 3 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group D
 1 Antwerp 2-0 
 2 Nanterre 2-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-2 
 4 Sopron KC 0-2 
Group E
 1 Oberwart 1-0 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 1-0 
 3 TU/Rock 0-2 
Group F
 1 Lukoil Acad. 2-0 
 2 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-1 
 3 Prievidza 1-1 
 4 Steaua CSM 0-2 
Group G
 1 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-0 
 2 Gaziantep 1-1 
 3 Peja 1-1 
 4 AEK 0-2 
Group H
 1 Enisey 2-0 
 2 Demir IBB 1-1 
 3 Rilski 1-1 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-2 
Group I
 1 Vytautas 1-0 
 2 Targu Mures 1-1 
 3 TLU/Kalev 0-1 
Group J
 1 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-0 
 2 BK Pardubice 1-1 
 3 Apoel 1-1 
 4 Siauliai 0-2 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 33
 1. Middleton, Kozuv33.0 
 2. Golden, Etha22.1 
 3. Anderson, MAFC21.8 
 4. Dumars, Anagenni.18.5 
 5. McCray, Apollon18.3 
 6. Vetrenka, Anagenni.17.5 
 7. McFadden, AEK17.0 
 8. Pack, Etha16.8 
 9. Brown, Wilki Morsk.16.5 
 10. Cumberbatch, Etha16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Edvardas VETRENKA
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Vetrenka, Anagenni.13.3 
 2. Nwaukoni, Omonia11.5 
 3. Henry, Lugano T.8.7 
 4. Samuels, Enosis8.6 
 5. Pearson, Etha8.5 
 6. Braswell, Apollon8.1 
 7. Ramsey, Apoel7.8 
 8. Eziukwu, Apoel7.6 
 9. Smotrycz, Keravnos7.3 
 10. Pettway, Apollon7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Golden, Etha7.1 
 2. Brown, Wilki Morsk.6.5 
 3. Massamba, Sigal P.5.3 
 4. Watson II, Omonia5.2 
 5. Heath, Apoel4.6 
 6. McCoy, Audentes.4.3 
 7. Dumars, Anagenni.4.2 
 8. Barker, Keravnos4.0 
 9. Hott, Enosis4.0 
 10. Ross, Keravnos3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Tyreek DUREN
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Duren, AEK2.4 
 2. Ross, Keravnos2.2 
 3. Barker, Keravnos2.1 
 4. Panteli, AEK2.1 
 5. McFadden, AEK2.0 
 6. Henry, Lugano T.2.0 
 7. Brown, Wilki Morsk.1.8 
 8. Cumberbatch, Etha1.8 
 9. Appleby, Apollon1.8 
 10. Ramsey, Apoel1.7 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Pettway, Apollon2.2 
 2. Englicky, Anagenni.2.2 
 3. Eziukwu, Apoel1.8 
 4. Henry, Lugano T.1.4 
 5. Brezec, AEK1.0 
 6. Braswell, Apollon0.9 
 7. Turner, Al Nizwa0.8 
 8. Ramsey, Apoel0.8 
 9. Samuels, Enosis0.7 
 10. Tomic, Keravnos0.7 

Play-Off bracket4
First Round Schedule
Enosis 50% Oct.30 Apollon
Etha 50% Oct.29 Apoel
Keravnos 50% Oct.29 AEK
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First Round Schedule
Magem  Dec. 20  Soyer Sport
Mapfree Life  Dec. 20  K. American .
Koopspor  Dec. 17  E.Meditereni.
Near East Un.  Dec. 17  Yenicami
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Next Round Schedule

Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Alba Nov.2 Chalon 76%
Brussels Nov.2 Benfica 90%
Group B
Limburg Unit Nov.2 Gravelines 98%
Groningen 58% Nov.1 Kormend
Group C
Telekom Bsk 98% Nov.2 Mons-Hainaut
Group D
Sopron KC 56% Nov.2 FC Porto
Antwerp 59% Nov.1 Nanterre
Group E
Oberwart 55% Nov.1 Pau-Lacq-Ort
Group F
Lukoil Acad 80% Nov.2 Prievidza
Steaua CSM Nov.2 Bnei Hertzel 90%
Group G
UBT Cluj Na 98% Nov.2 AEK
Gaziantep 58% Nov.2 Peja
Group H
Enisey 98% Nov.2 Sigal Prisht
Demir IBB 58% Nov.2 Rilski
Group I
Vytautas 98% Nov.2 TLU/Kalev
Group J
Siauliai Nov.2 BK Pardubice 90%
Apoel Nov.2 Tsmoki-Minsk 76%
Disagreement about Tendex - Jan 26, 2013

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I have read an article about the importance of Tendex score on calculating statistics and i wish to note my disagreement.

Basketball statistics and the way players are rated is indeed something that has bothered basketball experts over the years and has led to the use of different formulas.

The Tendex rating was developed by Dave Heeran over the course of 30 years as a way to differentiate players by using statistics found in boxscores. The formula has been developed and modified over the years and today countries use different kinds of formulas. The simple formula currently stands as follows:

Tendex Rating=
{[ Points + Rebounds + Assists + Steals + Blocks - Turnovers - Missed Field Goals - Missed Free Throws ] / Minutes}

This formula is based on minutes played.

In my opinion though, the use of this formula and more specifically the use of Tendex Score has many faults and cannot constitute an objective measurement of the performance of a player and this is exaclty why many countries are now using a different formula (index) that does not take into account the minutes played.

In the formula we use in Cyprus, aspects like leadership, ability of a player to mark his opponent effectively, confidence, running the drills and many other characteristics are not calculated. These are important aspects of a game and most of the times aspects like these win games compared to only scoring points or grabbing rebounds. For example, how does this formula measure how well a guard sets his team and runs the drills?

Simply, it does not. Passing the ball has nothing to do with running the drills and be the brain of your team.

A second problem is that players can fall in the trap and look on how to improve their scores, not really playing to win. These players care more on winning awards rather than winning games.

In this content, i strongly believe that this is something that the Cyprus Basketball Federation needs to take into consideration. It needs to reconsider the way players are rated.

Below I am giving examples on how the formula changes based on the minutes played.


In the 1st example we have 2 players who have the same stats but have had different time in the game. Player 1 who has played for 20 minutes has a Tendex score of (1), whereas player 2 who has played only for 10 minutes has a Tendex score of (2).
So as you can see this formula is very sensitive on time played. Imagine a 3rd player who only played for 7 minutes (which is the minimum or calculating the score), obviously having different stats, for example no turnovers and no missed shots, also finishing with a score of 2.

Is this fair? I think not.

{ (10+5+2+2+3)-0-1-1}/20=1
{ (10+5+2+2+3)-0-1-1}/10=2
{ (6+2+2+2+2)-0-0-0}/7=2


In the example below I wish to stress the fact that the formula is not so sensitive on points. The 1st player scores 0.9 with 20 minutes played, the 2nd who has the same stats has a double score with 10 minutes less in the game. Now, the 3rd player has 10 minutes in the game, just like the 2nd player, but 4 points less. This drops his score only by 0.4, proving that points do not influence the final score as much as time played.

{ (10+5+2+2+3)-2-1-1}/20=0.9
{ (10+5+2+2+3)-2-1-1}/10=1.8
{ (6+5+2+2+3)-2-1-1}/10=1.4


In a 3rd example 2 players have the same time in the game but the 2nd has 2 turnovers and missed 2 field goals and 2 free throws compared to only 1 of the 1st player. As you can see this drops his score only by 0.15 which proves once more that the formula is not as sensitive on these aspects as it is on minutes played.

{ (10+5+2+2+3)-1-1-1}/20=0.95
{ (10+5+2+2+3)-2-2-2}/20=0.8

Bottom line

1)Tendex Score is more sensitive on minutes played than it is on other aspects.

2)The less the minutes someone plays, other things constant, the better the Tendex Score. A player who goes deeper into the playoffs, compared to someone who finishes the championship early, or someone who has a small number of minutes in the game, will obviously have a worse Tendex Score because he will have more minutes played, which of course is not fair. Add to that the fact that this player will probably have more turnovers, or will miss more shots and this affects his score even more. It is that simple.

3)The last thing I wish to add is that the statistics should be broken down into regular season and playoffs.

If you do not distinguish between regular season and the playoffs you skew their stats upwards which is again wrong

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