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Round 28 (Regular Season)

Darussafaka 55% Mar.24 Galatasaray
FC Barcelona Mar.24 Crvena Zvezd 63%
Olympiacos 54% Mar.24 Real Madrid
Unics Mar.24 CSKA 85%
Anadolu Efes 59% Mar.23 Fenerbahce
EA7 Armani 55% Mar.23 Brose Bask.
Baskonia 60% Mar.23 Panathinaiko
Maccabi T-A 51% Mar.23 Zalgiris
Wednesday's games review (Groups G and H) - Mar 1, 2012


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GROUP G

Unics - Panathinaikos 63-68
Panathinaikos celebrated 63-68 victory in Kazan on Wednesday night to win Group G of the Euroleague Top 16. The reigning champion ended with 4-2 record and advanced to Playoffs. Unics also reached the next stage thanks to Fenerbahce Ulker's loss in Milano. Unics ended as No.2 in this pool with 3-3 record. Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) stepped up for PAO with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-G-76, college: Maryland) had 10 points and 5 assists, while Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) helped with 9 points and 5 assists. In the loosing squad, Henry Domercant (192-G-80, college: E.Illinois) responded with 19 points. Kelly McCarty (201-F-75, agency: Avi Zilberman, college: S.Mississippi) had 11 points and 6 rebs, while Michael Wilkinson (204-F-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Wisconsin) (7 rebs) and Nathan Jawai (208-F/C-86, college: Midland CC) stopped to 10 pts each. PAO had 55-63 lead at the halfway of the last period, but Henry Domercant drained a triple for Unics after that and layup-plus-foul by Greer brought hosts as close as 61-63 with 3 minutes left. Unics committed 2 key turnovers and Greer missed a go-ahead shot from downtown. At the other side, Kaimakoglu made a crucial triple for PAO and Jasikevicius sealed victory from the free throw line. Quarters: 21-22, 17-18, 10-12, 15-16. PAO will meet Maccabi Electra in the Quarterfinals. Unics will play against Regal Barca.

Unics: Henry Domercant 19, Kelly McCarty 11+6 boards, Michael Wilkinson 10+7 boards, Nathan Jawai 10
PAO: Mike Batiste 12+5 boards, Sarunas Jasikevicius 10+5 as, Dimitris Diamantidis 9+5 as


Armani Milano - Fenerbahce Ulker 85-72
Fenerbahce Ulker was not able to win in Milano on Wednesday night. It was a do-or-die game for the Turkish champion, but they didn't make it. Emporio Armani celebrated 85-72 victory in this meeting to end Euroleague Top 16 as No.3 of Group G with 3-3 record. FB Ulker is the last ranked team in this pool with 2-4. Both teams failed to reach the Playoffs. Malik Hairston (198-G-87, college: Oregon) shined for the winners with 27 points. Alessandro Gentile (197-G/F-92) had 12 points and Omar-Sharif Cook (186-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.John's) added 10 points, 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Ernest Bremer (194-G-80, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: St.Bonaventure) also scored 10 pts for the hosts. In FB Ulker, Emir Preldzic (205-F-87, agency: Beo Basket) had 15 points and 5 assists, and Bojan Bogdanovic (203-G/F-89) netted 14 points. James Gist (205-F-86) (9 rebs) and Roko-Leni Ukic (196-G-84) posted 12 points apiece. Milano had 14-point lead at the beginning of the last period and everything what FB Ulker was able to do after that was minus 7 midway through the quarter. Malik Hairston, Cook and Roca immediately replied and lifted their team to 80-69 lead with less than three minutes remaining and Fener was on the knees. Quarters: 20-21, 26-19, 20-15, 19-17.

Armani Milano: Malik Hairston 27, Alessandro Gentile 12, Omar-Sharif Cook 10+8 as+5 boards, Ernest Bremer 10
Fenerbahce Ulker: Emir Preldzic 15+5 as, Bojan Bogdanovic 14, James Gist 12+9 boards, Roko-Leni Ukic 12


GROUP H

Zalgiris - Bennet Cantu 71-77
Bennet Cantu said goodbye to 2011/12 Euroleague edition with 71-77 victory in Kaunas. The Italian squad finished as third ranked team of Group H with 3-3 record and their 15-point loss in Tel Aviv was crucial. At the other side, Zalgiris finished Euroleague Top 16 winless (0-6). Manuchar Markoishvili (196-G-86) exploded Cantu in this meeting. He drained 32 points and reached valuation 35. Markoishvili made 5 triples and was perfect from the line (9/9). Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) had 16 points and 8 rebounds, and Nicolas Mazzarino (181-PG-75, agency: Players Group) netted 9 points. For the hosts, Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) collected 15 points and 5 assists. Milovan Rakovic (208-C-85) followed him with 14 points and 7 rebs, while Mantas Kalnietis (196-G-86, agency: Interperformances) stopped to 12 points. The hosts led 62-59 after Marko Popovic free throws midway through the fourth quarter. But Markoishvili knotted the score with a triple and then Giorgi Shermadini scored the games next 5 points as Cantu pulled away to record the victory. Quarters: 23-18, 12-21, 15-11, 21-27. Both teams will focus on domestic championships now.

Zalgiris: Marko Popovic 15+5 as, Milovan Rakovic 14+7 boards, Mantas Kalnietis 12
Bennet Cantu: Manuchar Markoishvili 32, Giorgi Shermadini 16+8 boards, Nicolas Mazzarino 9


FCB Regal - Maccabi T-A 70-67
Regal Barca managed to stay untouchable in Group H. The reigning Spanish champion was better than Maccabi Electra 70-67 on Wednesday night to end Euroleague Top 16 with perfect 6-0 record. Maccabi is the second ranked team in this pool with 3-3 score and both teams advanced to the Quarterfinals. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) led Barca with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) had 10 and Kosta Perovic (217-C-85) added 9 points, plus 8 rebounds. Visitors got 24 points and 10 boards from Richard Hendrix (203-F/C-86, college: Alabama). Their second scorer was Keith Langford (193-G/F-83, college: Kansas) with 15 points (6 rebs), while Yogev Ohayon (189-G-87) and Guy Pnini (200-F/G-83) had 9 points each. Barca had 64-62 lead with something more than 2 minutes to go, after that Huertas and Hendrix traded triples. Wallace missed from downtown, but he grabbed offensive rebound and drew a foul. Wallace split foul the shots and Ohayon scored in the paint for a 68-67 score with 6.3 left. Maccabi fouled Mickeal, who calmly made free throws. Visitors had a chance to tie the game, but Pnini missed from downtown at the buzzer. Quarters: 19-21, 15-12, 17-11, 19-23. Barcelona will meet Unics in the Quarterfinals. Maccabi will play against the defending champion Panathinaikos.

Barca: Pete Mickeal 20+7 boards, Marcelinho Huertas 10, Kosta Perovic 9+8 boards
Maccabi: Richard Hendrix 24+10 boards, Keith Langford 15+6 boards, Yogev Ohayon 9, Guy Pnini 9

  




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Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 20-7 
 2 CSKA 20-7 
 3 Olympiacos 19-8 
 4 Fenerbahce 17-10 
 5 Panathinaikos 16-11 
 6 Baskonia 16-11 
 7 Anadolu Efes 15-12 
 8 Crvena Zvezda 15-12 
 9 Darussafaka 13-14 
 10 Zalgiris 12-15 
 11 Galatasaray 10-17 
 12 FC Barcelona 10-17 
 13 Maccabi T-A 10-17 
 14 Brose Bask. 9-18 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-20 
 16 Unics 7-20 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Langford, Unics22.5 
 2. De-Colo, CS.20.2 
 3. Goudelock, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Llull, Real Madrid16.4 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA16.0 
 6. Wanamaker, Darussaf.15.2 
 7. Rice, FC Barcelona13.4 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .13.3 
 9. Brown, Anadolu .13.2 
 10. Larkin, Baskonia13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.5 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.7.4 
 3. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.4 
 4. Voigtmann, Basko.7.4 
 5. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.3 
 6. Zizic, Darussafaka7.2 
 7. Dunston, Anadolu .6.4 
 8. Birch, Olympiacos6.4 
 9. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 10. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.3 
 2. Llull, Real Madrid6.3 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.0 
 4. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.9 
 5. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.9 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia5.8 
 7. Colom, Unics5.8 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray5.6 
 9. Calathes, Panathin.5.6 
 10. Westermann, Zalgiris5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.1.9 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.6 
 3. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.5 
 4. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 5. Paul, Anadolu Efes1.3 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.1.3 
 7. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.3 
 8. Larkin, Baskonia1.3 
 9. Papanikolaou, Olympiac.1.3 
 10. Fernandez, Real M.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.3 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.6 
 3. Parakhouski, Unics1.3 
 4. Dunston, Anadolu .1.2 
 5. Singleton, Panathin.1.1 
 6. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.1 
 7. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 8. Honeycutt, Anadolu .1.0 
 9. Randolph, Real Madrid1.0 
 10. Theis, Brose Bask.0.9 
Player of the Week

 Sergio Llull
  Real Madrid
  ( 190-SG-95-87 )
  
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