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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Brose Bask. 56% Oct.26 Panathinaiko
Crvena Zvezd 56% Oct.26 FC Barcelona
Fenerbahce 79% Oct.26 Zalgiris
Maccabi T-A 58% Oct.26 Galatasaray
Anadolu Efes Oct.25 CSKA 98%
Olympiacos Oct.25 EA7 Armani 77%
Real Madrid 81% Oct.25 Baskonia
Unics Oct.25 Darussafaka 90%
Maric: all you can do is keep working hard - Jun 21, 2012

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Already with the responsibility of being Australia's key big man in London next month, Aleks Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska) has even more reasons to help the Boomers in their quest to claim their first Olympic medal.
The Sydney-born Aleks Maric, who has played the past five years in Europe, including the past two with Panathinaikos, has revealed at The Sydney Morning Herald, an Australian newspaper, that he was recently interviewed by four NBA clubs (the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors and spoke with Houston, having been unable to take to the court in front of Rockets coach Kevin McHale because of scheduling issues). He also spoke about this season's experience at Panathinaikos.
Aleks Maric, 27, who only took up the sport at 16, said the workouts with the NBA clubs had gone ''very well'' as he attempts to join fellow Australians Bogut and Mills in the world's premier basketball competition. He knows a strong Olympic campaign will strengthen his hopes.
''I don't want to hold my breath, but I did my best,'' Aleks Maric said after Boomers' training yesterday. ''A good Olympics will boost that, but I just want to play good for the team, for my country, and whatever happens after that, happens.''
Boomers' coach Brown, also a senior assistant with the San Antonio Spurs, said Aleks Maric, at 211 centimetres and 125 kilograms, had the size and strength to compete in the NBA. But he needed to improve poor career 63 per cent shooting from the free-throw line.
''I think his game is fine the way it is. I think he needs to become a more reliable free-throw shooter but, as far as a physical presence, he has that. He is a great person, a great teammate,'' he said.
Aleks Maric's hopes of impressing have been restricted with Panathinaikos in the past two seasons.
He has averaged only seven minutes and fewer than four points per game in each season, having been forced to sit amid suggestions his coach had been under pressure to play local talent.
Needless to say, it was a frustrating time, particularly as he had been named on the All-Euroleague first team in 2010 when he averaged 14.6 points and 8.4 rebounds over 25 minutes a game while playing with former club Partizan Belgrade. He also helped Partizan claim the Serbian national cup and the Adriatic Championship.
''It's frustrating at times but you just have to respect the coach's decision. Obviously, when I do get a chance, I show what I can do,'' Aleks Maric said. ''As a player, all you can do is keep working hard and when the coach gives you an opportunity, you take full advantage of it.''
Nonetheless, it's not a season he will forget in a hurry. Aleks Maric posted a series of photos on Twitter when the team bus was pelted with rocks by fans of rival club Olympiakos during the championship series and two teammates were injured and hospitalised.
While such passion, or stupidity, is rare in Australia, Aleks Maric said there were often ''incidents'' in Greece.
''The kind of rivalry you have between the clubs, you expect that. It's nothing new. It's unfortunate but it's true,'' he said.
As Aleks Maric has Serbian citizenship, some time ago that country had been keen to welcome him into the fold but that move was disallowed by FIBA, the sport's governing body, as he had represented Australia at junior levels.
''They tried to get me to play for them, but I was pushing for the Australian side. I was born here, raised here, I am happy where I am. I don't want to go anywhere,'' he said.
The Boomers are more than happy about that, particularly as Aleks Maric will be the man in the middle in the absence of the injured Bogut.
''There is a physical presence that Al brings to the table. He is a veteran, he is a man, he is experienced, he has played against all these guys at high levels over the past few years,'' Brown said.
''He is extremely important and, at this stage, he is our starting center.''
That importance will be shown in the three-match series against Greece (National team B), ranked fourth in the world, beginning on Sunday.

Courtesy of The Sydney Morning Herald

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1A Standings
 1 CSKA 2-0 
 2 EA7 Armani 2-0 
 3 Fenerbahce 2-0 
 4 Real Madrid 2-0 
 5 Panathinaikos 1-1 
 6 Darussafaka 1-1 
 7 Brose Bask. 1-1 
 8 FC Barcelona 1-1 
 9 Olympiacos 1-1 
 10 Crvena Zvezda 1-1 
 11 Zalgiris 1-1 
 12 Baskonia 1-1 
 13 Anadolu Efes 0-2 
 14 Galatasaray 0-2 
 15 Maccabi T-A 0-2 
 16 Unics 0-2 
Full Standings
Points Per Game
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Bargnani, Baskonia21.5 
 2. Goudelock, Maccabi21.5 
 3. De Colo, CS.21.0 
 4. Langford, Unics19.0 
 5. Macvan, EA7 Armani18.5 
 6. Daye, Galatasaray18.0 
 7. Llull, Real Madrid18.0 
 8. Osman, Anadolu17.5 
 9. Tyus, Galatasaray17.0 
 10. Miller, Brose Bas.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Latavius WILLIAMS
  Avg: 11
 1. Williams, Unics11.0 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.9.5 
 3. Birch, Olympiacos9.0 
 4. Tomic, FC Barce.8.5 
 5. Jankunas, Zalgiris8.5 
 6. Moerman, Darussaf.8.0 
 7. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.8.0 
 8. Blazic, Baskonia7.5 
 9. Clarke, Unics7.5 
 10. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 10
 1. Teodosic, CSKA10.0 
 2. Zisis, Brose Bask.8.5 
 3. Jovic, Crvena Z.8.0 
 4. Rice, FC Barcelona7.5 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid7.5 
 6. Spanoulis, Olympia.7.0 
 7. Ponkrashov, Unics6.5 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray6.0 
 9. Calathes, Panathin.6.0 
 10. Larkin, Baskonia5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Sinan GULER
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Guler, Galatasaray2.5 
 2. Wilbekin, Darussaf.2.5 
 3. Hickman, EA7 A.2.0 
 4. Rice, FC Barcelona2.0 
 5. Korkmaz, Anadolu2.0 
 6. Gentile, EA7 A.2.0 
 7. Fernandez, Real M.2.0 
 8. Antic, Fenerbahce2.0 
 9. Draper, Real M.1.5 
 10. Jenkins, Crvena Z.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Birch, Olympiacos2.5 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray2.5 
 3. Melli, Brose Bask.2.0 
 4. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.1.5 
 5. Reyes, Real Madrid1.5 
 6. Theis, Brose Bask.1.5 
 7. Bargnani, Baskonia1.5 
 8. Hanga, Baskonia1.5 
 9. Nichols, Panathin.1.5 
 10. Brown, Anadolu1.0 
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