Rudupis - Hapoel J-M 85-72 Rudupis clinched the first EuroCup victory. The Lithuanian team overcame Jerusalem at home court. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) notched 26 points to lead the winners. It was a tough battle in the first half. The teams were tied at 16 after ten minutes. Rudupis eked out a narrow lead in the second frame. They posted a 35:33 halftime advantage. Rudupis started to get away in the third quarter. The hosts fired 26 points in the third quarter and piled up a 7-point advantage at the final intermission. Rudupis poured in 24 points in the fourth stanza and did give a single chance for the visitors. Arturas Milaknis (195-G-86) nailed 14 points, while Arminas Urbutis added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side. Craig Smith (201-F-83, college: Boston Coll.) replied with 15 points for Jerusalem. Jacob Pullen delivered 13 points in the loss.
Nymburk - Budivelnyk 91-78
Gescrap BB - Buducnost 85-78 OT Gescrap Bilbao had to survive overtime drama to open win count in EuroCup season. The Spanish team withheld a severe opposition from Buducnost to seal the victory in regular season opener. Lamont Hamilton (208-C/F-84, college: St.John's) chipped in 20 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the Basque team to an overtime victory. Buducnost tipped off the game strong. The Montenegrin powerhouse secured a 22:12 lead after ten minutes. Bilbao trailed by as many as 9 points at the interval 31:40. Buducnost succeeded in the third term building a 56:43 lead at the third break. However Bilbao used a 17:2 run midway through the fourth stanza to level things up at 64. Buducnost arrived at the final seconds up by three points. However Kostas Vasiliadis (200-G/F-84, agency: FCM) was put to the penalty line. He sank first free throw and missed the second on purpose. The forward grabbed the key rebound and converted a jumper to tie things up at 71 forcing overtime. Kostas Vasiliadis connected from behind the arc early in the extra period to give the hosts necessary boost. They went on to win the game by 7 points. Nikolaos Zisis provided 14 points, while Kostas Vasiliadis finished with 17 points in the victory. Gerald Lee (208-C-87, college: ODU) answered with 17 points for Buducnost. Nikola Ivanovic netted 12 points in defeat.
Lukoil Academik - Spirou 93:75
Le Mans - Triumph 71-76 Triumph brought victory from France in the first game of EuroCup season. The Russian team shot down Le Mans on the road in Group C opener. Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93) was pivotal with 27 points and 6 rebounds for the visitors. Triumph silenced the hosts in the first frame. The Russian team went on a deadly 27:10 run in the opening quarter. Triumph kept a steady grip on the lead in the second term. They limited the hosts at 21 points in the first half to take a 40:21 lead. Le Mans finally shook off sloppiness in the third term. They erupted for 28 points in the quarter to cut the distance at 7-point mark 49:56. Yuval Naimy (188-PG-85) drained three triples midway through the fourth period to give Triumph a 70:57 lead. Le Mans narrowed the gap but had no chance to save the day. Yuval Naimy finished with 17 points, while Tywain McKee netted 16 points for the winning side. Khalid El-Amin (178-G-79, college: Connecticut) answered with 19 points for Le Mans. Cuthbert Victor provided 14 points in the loss.
Art.Dragons - VEF Riga 72-82 VEF Riga confirmed their highest EuroCup ambitions this season clinching an impressive road win against Artland Dragons in the opener tonight. Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-C-84, agency: Interperformances, college: Texas A&M) and Dairis Bertans (192-SG-89) posted 18 points each to lead the Latvian champions. VEF Riga started the game aggressively. They secured a 22:14 lead ten minutes into the game. Artland cut the deficit in the second stanza. The hosts clipped the margin at 5-point mark 32:37. However VEF Riga shifted the gear in the third term. The Latvian side unleashed 26 points and ensured a 12-point lead at the final intermission. Artland Dragons fought hard to rescue the battle but VEF Riga breezed to the victory at the end. Kristaps Janicenoks netted 15 points for the visitors. Anthony King (206-F/C-85, agency: Interperformances, college: Miami, FL) nailed 16 points for Artland Dragons. Dennis Horner had 13 points in the losing case.
Valencia - Banvit BK 88-78 Valencia clinched the first win in EuroCup regular season. They fired past visiting Banvit for 1-0 record in Group D. Pau Ribas (193-PG-87) delivered 23 points to pace the hosts. Valencia led by just two points at the first intermission 23:21. The hosts stretched the lead in the second frame. The Spaniards ensured a 47:43 halftime advantage. Valencia opened the second half with a 12:0 run to clear off. Banvit however stopped the rot late in the period and narrowed the deficit at 9-point mark 64:73 at the final break. Banvit narrowed the deficit in the fourth period. The Turkish team got within three points 76:79. However Serhiy Lishchuk and Markovic connected from behind the arc and Valencia ran away with the victory. Rafael Martinez (191-G-82) delivered 16 points, while Serhiy Lishchuk netted 14 points in the win. Charles Davis (205-C-84, college: Alabama) answered with 16 points for Banvit. Sammy Mejia produced 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the loss.
s.Oliver Baskets - Azovmash 81-77 s.Oliver Baskets celebrated the first EuroCup win. They held off Azovmash in Group D opener. Dwayne Anderson (198-F-86, college: Villanova) finished with 19 points and 10 rebounds to pace the German side. Azovmash opened the game confidently. The Ukrainian team stayed aggressive defensively and secured a 7-point lead at the first break 16:9. But s.Oliver Baskets gradually picked up the tempo. They capped the first half with eight straight points to take a 34:33 lead. The visitors opened a 9-point advantage early in the second half 51:42. Azovmash maintained the lead and ensured a 61:57 advantage at the final intermission. Stuckey helped s.Oliver Baskets to pull in front early in the fourth stanza. The hosts kept Azovmash at bay in the final minutes and raced to the victory. LaMont McIntosh (190-G-82, college: Georgia St.) nailed 13 points, while John Little produced 10 points in the win. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) responded with 20 points for Azovmash. Lynn Greer topscored with 25 points in the loss.
Trefl Sopot - Galatasaray 65-94 Galatasaray had little problems in their EuroCup opener. The Turkish team breezed past Trefl Sopot in Poland. Boniface Ndong (213-C-77) led well-balanced effort with 14 points. Galatasaray sent the strong message to the hosts in the fist ten minutes. The visitors won them 23:8. Trefl Sopot seemed to be on the way to recovery in the second term. They unleashed 28 points and cut the deficit at 11 points. But Galatasaray felt at home in the second half. The Turkish team built a comfortable 17-point advantage at the final break 68:51. They fired 26 points in the final stanza to celebrate victory. Ender Arslan (190-PG-83) chipped in 13 points, while Jamont Gordon had 12 points for the winning side. Filip Dylewicz (202-F-80) replied with 14 points for Trefl Sopot. Adam Waczynski had 13 points and 11 rebounds for the hosts.
BC Donetsk - Lokomotiv 75-78 Lokomotiv Kuban opened win count in EuroCup regular season. The Russian powerhouse shot down BC Donetsk on the road tonight. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances) netted 17 points and distributed 8 assists to lead the visitors. Lokomotiv stormed into the game. They accounted for a 12:2 lead early in the encounter. The Russian team accumulated a 25:17 advantage after ten minutes. BC Donetsk adjusted their game in the second stanza. They slowed down the visitors and got within 4 points at halftime 36:40. BC Donetsk got closer in the third frame. The hosts narrowed the deficit to just two points at the final intermission. Lokomotiv used a 7:0 run midway through the final stanza to clear off. BC Donetsk did not surrender and Ramel Curry (192-G-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) brought the hosts within one point 75:76 however Jimmy Baron (191-G-86, college: Rhode Island) sank two free throws as Lokomotiv clinched the victory. Jimmy Baron provided 14 points, while Simas Jasaitis added 13 points for the winners. Ramel Curry responded with game-high 23 points for Donetsk. Vojdan Stojanovski netted 13 points in defeat.
Stelmet ZG - Unics 67-74 Unics registered the first win in EuroCup regular season. The Kazan team upset Stelmet Zielona Gora in Poland today. Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) stepped up with 19 points for the visitors. The teams opened the game in a high tempo. The sides traded baskets as Unics snatched a 22:20 lead ten minutes into the game. Unics extended their advantage in the second quarter. The visitors accounted for a 42:35 halftime advantage. Unics held the hosts to just 12 points in the third stanza. The margin grew at 11-point mark at the final break 58:47. Stelmet Zielona Gora kept fighting till the final buzzer. They cut the deficit but Unics stayed well in control and stole a tough win. Mire Chatman (187-PG-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) fired 17 points, while Ian Vougioukas netted 10 points for the winners. Walter Hodge responded with 16 points for Zielona Gora. Quinton Hosley added 13 points in the loss.
Cholet - Ratiopharm 71-93 Ratiopharm Ulm secured a confident start to their EuroCup campaign. They stunned Cholet Basket in France. Allan Ray (188-G-84, college: Villanova) netted 25 points for the German team. Ratiopharm Ulm surprised Cholet in the starting quarter. The German team went on a blistering 32:21 run to surge ahead. Ulm maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The visitors piled up a 51:36 halftime advantage. Ratiopharm Ulm did not give a single chance for Cholet after the big break. The Germans went on a 22:12 rally in the third quarter to boost the gap at 25-point mark. The hosts fired 23 points in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss. John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara) provided 16 points and 12 boards, while Daniel Theis had 12 points for the winners. Cholet answered with 14 points from Terrell Everett (193-G-84, college: Oklahoma). Marcus Goree delivered 12 points in the loss.
Cibona - Spartak SP 56-64 Spartak Saint Petersburg clinched the opening win in EuroCup season. The Russian team upset Cibona in Zagreb. Zack Wright (195-G-85, college: Central Mo.) and Josh Carter (200-F-88, college: Texas A&M) nailed 13 points each for the winners. Spartak SP limited Cibona to just 13 points in the first quarter and posted a 4-point lead. Cibona narrowed the gap and trailed by just three points at the interval 30:33. The hosts continued to mount the pressure in the third term. Cibona got within a single point at the final intermission 49:50. But Spartak turned things their way in the fourth frame. They stiffened defence and held the home side to just 7 points in the final period claiming a confident win at the end. Loukas Mavrokefalidis provided 11 points for the winners. D.J. Strawberry (196-G-85, college: Maryland) responded with 13 points for Cibona. Ante Masic had 12 points in the loss.
Banco di Sard. - Cajasol 87-84 Banco di Sardegna Sassari survived a tough challenge from Cajasol to post the win on the opening day of EuroCup regular season. The Italian side got 26 points from Marvis Thornton (194-G-77, college: St.John's) to claim the victory. Sassari dominated in the opening quarter. They fired 25 points to take a 4-point lead. Cajasol slowed their opponents down in the second term. The Spaniards narrowed the gap at 3-point mark at halftime 42:45. The visitors drained 28 points in the third term to surge ahead. Cajasol posted a 70:66 lead at the final break. Sassari quickly restored lead in the final stanza. The hosts posted a 6-point advantage and though Cajasol cut the distance to 3 points the Spanish team ran out of time at the end. Drake Diener (196-G-81, agency: Priority Sports, college: De Paul) finished with 16 points, while Travis Diener netted 12 points and issued 8 assists for the home side. Brian Asbury (200-SF-86, college: Miami, FL) responded with 19 points for Cajasol. John Holland netted 16 points in the loss.
Crvena Zvezda - Orleans 93-73 Crvena Zvezda entertained the home crowd with a comfortable win in EuroCup opener. The Belgrade team fired past Orleans at home court. Mike Scott (203-F-86, college: Kent St.) delivered 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Serbian side. Crvena Zvezda dominated from the starting minutes. The hosts ensured a 21:13 lead at the first break. Orleans stopped the rot in the second frame. The French team got within 6 points at halftime 43:37. But Crvena Zvezda quickly restored control in the game. They poured in 29 points in the third stanza for a 72:60 lead with ten minutes to go. Crvena Zvezda did not allow Orleans any closer in the fourth period and marched to the victory. Boris Savovic notched 18 points and 9 rebounds, while Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) had 19 points for the hosts. Caleb Green (203-F-85, college: ORU) answered with 17 points for Orleans. Jahmar Young chipped in 14 points in the loss.
Skucas' 22 points give him Player of the Week award - 2 days ago
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24-year old Zygimantas Skucas (201-SF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) put on an amazing game in the last round for Lietkabelis and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. He had the game-high 22 points adding three rebounds and two assists for Lietkabelis in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Cedevita (#5, 0-2) 80-76. Lietkabelis won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Skuc... [read more]
24-year old Zygimantas Skucas (201-SF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) put on an amazing game in the last round for Lietkabelis and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. He had the game-high 22 points adding three rebounds and two assists for Lietkabelis in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Cedevita (#5, 0-2) 80-76. Lietkabelis won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. Skucas turned to be Lietkabelis' top player in his first season with the team.
Second best performed player last round was DeAndre Kane (193-G-89, agency: BeoBasket) of N.Novgorod. He is American guard in his first season at N.Novgorod. In the last game Kane recorded impressive 21 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists. Bad luck as N.Novgorod lost that game 80-106 to Gran Canaria (2-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Kane is a newcomer at N.Novgorod and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.0ppg (#2). He also recorded 8.0 assists per game.
Third place about best performers goes to guard Facundo Campazzo (179-PG-91) of UCAM Murcia. Campazzo scored 20 points and passed twelve assists (!!!). Despite Campazzo's great performance UCAM Murcia lost 84-92 to B.Muenchen. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing UCAM Murcia needs is to lose another game like this one. Campazzo has a great season in EuroCup. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 10.0apg (3rd best).
Other top performing players last week: 4. Moussa Diagne (210-C-94) of Fuenlabrada - 12 points and 9 rebounds 5. Karlo Zganec (206-C/F-95) of Cedevita - 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists 6. Eulis Baez (201-F-82) of Gran Canaria - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists 7. Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-C-79) of Lietkabelis - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists 8. Kyle Kuric (193-G/F-89) of Gran Canaria - 20 points and 3 rebounds 9. Dejan Musli (213-C-91) of Unicaja - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89) of B.Muenchen - 19 points and 3 rebounds
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) inked 28-year old British international power forward Daniel Clark (210-110kg-88). He played most recently at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 33 games he averaged 7.0ppg and 2.8rpg last season. The previous (14-15) season Clark played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (also in Liga Endesa) where in 34 games he had 8.4ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. Clark's... [read more]
Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) inked 28-year old British international power forward Daniel Clark (210-110kg-88). He played most recently at MoraBanc Andorra in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 33 games he averaged 7.0ppg and 2.8rpg last season. The previous (14-15) season Clark played at Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (also in Liga Endesa) where in 34 games he had 8.4ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.2apg. He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014. Clark's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2014. He has been also a member of British international program for some years. Clark has regularly played for British senior team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2007. He represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 this year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 13.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 48.1%, FT: 71.4%. Clark has played previously professionally also in Italy and Spain (Baskonia, Movil Estudiantes, Leche Rio Breogan, CAI Zaragoza and Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B). His game is described as:
A skilled inside player who grew up in Spain, adding to his game all the perimetral skills needed to play the 4 position very effectively. He can spend tim also at center, thanks to size and strength.
Results and Stats from Round 2 of Regular Season - 3 days ago
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Group A Cedevita - Lietkabelis 76-80 An interesting game for Lithuania Lietkabelis (2-0) which played road game in Zagreb against Croatia Cedevita (0-2). Lietkabelis managed to get a 4-point victory 80-76. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cedevita won third quarter 20-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Lietkabelis won last quarter 22-19. They looked well-organ... [read more]
An interesting game for Lithuania Lietkabelis (2-0) which played road game in Zagreb against Croatia Cedevita (0-2). Lietkabelis managed to get a 4-point victory 80-76. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Cedevita won third quarter 20-10. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Lietkabelis won last quarter 22-19. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Center Ksistof Lavrinovic (209-79) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Zygimantas Skucas (201-92, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 22 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Power forward Karlo Zganec (206-95, agency: XL Basketball Agency) replied with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) added 16 points in the effort for Cedevita. Cedevita's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Lietkabelis will face BC Nizhny Novgorod (#4) at home in the next round. Cedevita will play against MZT Skopje and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Lietkabelis: Z.Skucas 22+3reb+2ast, K.Lavrinovic 15+10reb+3ast, M.Lukauskis 15+4reb+4ast, B.Madgen 11+2reb+3ast, L.Williams 9+4reb+4ast, D.Tarolis 6+6reb+4ast Cedevita: M.Bilan 16+3reb+1ast, T.Katic 12+2reb+5ast, K.Zganec 11+9reb+4ast, F.Kruslin 9+3reb+1ast, M.Begic 6+3reb, M.Arapovic 6+4reb+2ast
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Russia BC Nizhny Novgorod (0-1) at the home court on Wednesday night. Hosts were rolled over by Spanish Gran Canaria (2-0) 106-80. The game without a history. Gran Canaria led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.5 percent from the field and made 30-of-36 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Gran Canaria had a 26-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. Gran Canaria looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists. 26 personal fouls committed by BC Nizhny Novgorod helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Dominican forward Eulis Baez (201-82, college: W.Illinois) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points. American-Slovakian swingman Kyle Kuric (193-89, college: Louisville) contributed with 20 points and 4 steals for the winners. Five Gran Canaria players scored in double figures. American guard DeAndre Kane (193-89, college: Iowa St., agency: BeoBasket) replied with 21 points and 8 assists and Estonia Siim-Sander Vene (201-90) added 14 points in the effort for BC Nizhny Novgorod. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Gran Canaria will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. BC Nizhny Novgorod will play on the road against Lietkabelis (#2) in Panevezys and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Gran Canaria: K.Kuric 20+3reb+1ast, E.Baez 19+2reb+3ast, R.O'Neale 12+4reb+4ast, R.Hendrix 11+2reb+2ast, P.Aguilar 11+7reb+1ast, B.McCalebb 11+1reb+5ast N.Novgorod: D.Kane 21+4reb+8ast, S.Vene 14+3reb, I.Strebkov 10+1reb+6ast, K.Boynton 8+3reb+3ast, P.Gubanov 7+3reb+3ast, N.Zverev 6
Very important is a road loss of Russia Khimky (1-1) against Spanish Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-1) on Wednesday night. Visiting Khimky was defeated by Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in a tough game in Madrid 85-89. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-14. But Khimky won second period 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Baloncesto Fuenlabrada won last quarter 30-28. Khimky was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Croatia point guard Marko Popovic (185-82, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: Alti Sport) scored 22 points (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) to lead the charge for the winners and Senegalese-Spanish center Moussa Diagne (210-94, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Diagne is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Sergey Monya (202-83) responded with 18 points and 6 rebounds and American-Bulgaria point guard Earl Rowland (188-83, college: St.Mary's, CA) scored 15 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Khimky will play on the road against ALBA Berlin and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Fuenlabrada: M.Popovic 22+1reb+1ast, I.Paunic 15+2reb+2ast, M.Diagne 12+9reb, L.Hakanson 7+1ast, R.Smits 6+5reb+2ast, B.Sekulic 6+2reb Khimky: S.Monya 18+6reb+1ast, E.Rowland 15+1reb+5ast, S.Ilnitskiy 10+3reb+1ast, E.Vyaltsev 10+2reb+1ast, V.Likhodey 9+6reb, J.Pullen 9+1reb+2ast
No shocking result in a game when German ALBA Berlin (2-0) beat Spanish Dominion BB (0-1) in Bilbao 85-77 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 49-40 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. ALBA Berlin shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. American Dominique Johnson (193-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. The other American import point guard Peyton Siva (184-90, college: Louisville) contributed with 14 points and 7 assists for the winners. Nigeria power forward Micheal Eric (210-88, college: Temple) replied with 15 points and 9 rebounds and American-Kosovan swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, college: Weber St., agency: BeoBasket) added 11 points and 4 assists in the effort for Dominion BB. Five ALBA Berlin and four Dominion BB players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. ALBA Berlin will face Khimky (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Dominion BB will play against Lietuvos rytas and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: ALBA: D.Johnson 21+4reb+2ast, E.Kikanovic 15+4reb+1ast, P.Siva 14+1reb+7ast, D.Milosavljevic 12+4reb+1ast, T.Gaffney 11+6reb+2ast, E.Atsur 6+1reb+1ast Dominion BB: M.Eric 15+9reb+1ast, D.Todorovic 12+3reb+2ast, S.Bamforth 11+4reb+4ast, A.Mumbru 11+1reb+3ast, J.Tabu 8+2reb+3ast, A.Hervelle 6+5reb
Very important is a road loss of Spanish UCAM Murcia (1-1) against German Bayern Muenchen (1-1) on Wednesday night. Visiting UCAM Murcia was defeated by Bayern Muenchen in a tough game in Muenchen 84-92. UCAM Murcia trailed by 22 points after 3 quarters before a 31-17 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-92 at the end of the game. Bayern Muenchen shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Serbian Vladimir Lucic (202-89, agency: BeoBasket) notched 19 points (perfect from the field making all six shots) to lead the effort and Maximilian Kleber (207-92) supported him with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 20 points and 12 assists by Argentinian point guard Facundo Campazzo (179-91) did not help to save the game for UCAM Murcia. Power forward Jose Angel Antelo (206-87) added 18 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Four UCAM Murcia players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Bayern Muenchen will meet Unicaja Malaga on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UCAM Murcia will play against Zenit in Saint Petersburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: B.Muenchen: V.Lucic 19+3reb+1ast, M.Kleber 12+5reb+3ast, D.Booker 11+3reb, D.Barthel 9+3reb+2ast, B.Taylor 9+1reb+2ast, R.Redding 8+5reb+7ast UCAM Murcia: F.Campazzo 20+1reb+12ast, J.Angel Antelo 18+5reb, O.Soko 15+1reb, S.Rojas 11+7reb, N.Radovic 7+1reb+1ast, V.Faverani 5+2reb
The game between closely ranked teams ended with Montenegrin Buducnost's (0-2) home loss to Spanish Unicaja Malaga (1-0) in Podgorica 62-86 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Unicaja Malaga. Buducnost was better in fourth quarter 14-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Buducnost 38-25 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Unicaja Malaga especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Serbian center Dejan Musli (213-91, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 16 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Serbian-Montenegrin forward Boris Savovic (208-87, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 12 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Marcus Williams (191-85, college: Connecticut) added 13 points in the effort for Buducnost. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Unicaja Malaga will face Bayern Muenchen (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Top scorers: Unicaja: J.Smith 19+3reb+1ast, D.Musli 16+3reb+2ast, D.Diez 12+4reb, H.N'diaye 10+3reb, A.Waczynski 10+1reb+2ast, K.Fogg 8+5reb+6ast Buducnost: M.Williams 13+1reb+1ast, B.Savovic 12+5reb, P.Popovic 11+3reb+1ast, J.Reynolds 7+1reb+2ast, B.Subotic 7+5reb, S.Sehovic 5+4reb+3ast
Very important is a home loss of Spanish Valencia Basket (1-1) against Israeli Hapoel Jerusalem (1-0) on Wednesday night. Host Valencia Basket was defeated by Hapoel Jerusalem in a tough game in Valencia 77-81. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Valencia Basket won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Valencia Basket 39-28 including a 28-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) who scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. The other American import point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor, agency: Stealth Sport) chipped in 18 points. Guard Rafael Martinez (190-82) produced 22 points and Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Valencia Basket's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Hapoel Jerusalem's next round opponent will be Un.Olimpija (#5) in Ljubljana. Top scorers: Hapoel J-M: C.Jerrells 18+2reb+2ast, J.Dyson 17+7reb+2ast, A.Stoudemire 10+10reb, T.Kinsey 9+4reb+1ast, B.Timor 9+3reb+6ast, L.Eliyahu 8+1reb+1ast Valencia: R.Martinez 22+1ast, B.Dubljevic 15+5reb, F.San Emeterio 10+3reb+1ast, R.Sato 5+5reb, A.Diot 5+1ast, G.Vives 5+1reb+3ast
ratiopharm Ulm used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Ljubljana 87-82 on Wednesday night. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Un.Olimpija won fourth quarter 26-24. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. ratiopharm Ulm made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Un.Olimpija turnovers. Strangely Un.Olimpija outrebounded ratiopharm Ulm 38-26 including 30 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American players dominated the game. Power forward Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 15 points. Taylor Braun (201-91, college: N.Dakota St.) contributed with 11 points, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. ratiopharm Ulm's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Point guard Brandon Jefferson (175-91, college: Metro St.) replied with 28 points and Devin Oliver (204-92, college: Dayton) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Un.Olimpija. Five ratiopharm Ulm and four Un.Olimpija players scored in double figures. ratiopharm Ulm will face Lokomotiv in Kuban in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Un.Olimpija will play at home against Hapoel Jerusalem and hope to win that game. Top scorers: Ratiopharm: R.Morgan 15+3reb+3ast, B.Hobbs 12+4reb+1ast, C.Babb 12+3reb+2ast, T.Braun 11+3reb+5ast, D.Butler 11+3reb+2ast, T.Ohlbrecht 9+3reb+1ast Un.Olimpija: B.Jefferson 28+4reb+2ast, D.Oliver 15+8reb+2ast, N.Jankovic 10+9reb+1ast, M.Mulalic 10+6reb+2ast, D.Bubnic 9+2reb+1ast, G.Hrovat 6+2reb+3ast
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