Real Madrid - Panathinaikos 85-78 Real Madrid accounted for the first win in EuroLeague regular season. The Spanish powerhouse prevailed against Panathinaikos behind 23 points from Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85). It was never an easy game for Real. They eked out a narrow 22:20 lead after ten minutes. However Pedoulakis team adjusted defensively and surged ahead in the second frame. The Hellenes limited Real to 13 points in the quarter to take a 44:35 halftime lead. Real needed some strong words from Pablo Laso in the dressing room to change the complexion of the game in the second half. They fired 24 points in the third quarter to regain the advantage. The hosts entered the fourth term trailing by a single point 59:60. Real erased the deficit and surged ahead in the fourth quarter. The hosts stayed confident in the dying minutes to secure the opening win in the EuroLeague season. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) delivered 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Sergio Llull contributed 15 points for Real Madrid. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) answered with 23 points for Panathinaikos. Dimitris Diamantidis chipped in 13 points and issued 6 assists in the loss.
Cantu - Union Olimpija 71-84 Pallacanestro Cantu faced the harsh reality of Euroleague regular season tonight. The Qualifying round winners were upset by Union Olimpija at the PalaDesio. Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) nailed 17 points to lead the Slovenian team to a comfortable victory. Union Olimpija gained control early in the game. The Ljubljana team recorded a 20:17 advantage after ten minutes. Cantu cut the deficit in the second period. The hosts got within a single point at the interval 40:41. However Union Olimpija limited the hosts to just 13 points in the third term and boosted the lead to 6 points heading into the fourth frame. Union Olimpija unleashed 25 points in the final stanza to seal the initial win in the new Euroleague season. Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) had 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Sasu Salin added 15 points for the visitors. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) answered with 16 points for Cantu. Manuchar Markoishvili had 13 points in the loss.
Fener.Ulker - Khimky 92-80 Fenerbahce entertained the home crowd with the first Euroleague victory this season. The Turkish team overcame Khimky in Istanbul tonight to improve at 1-0 record in Group A. Emir Preldzic (205-SF-87, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with 20 points to lead the hosts. The game was decided mostly in the second frame. The teams stayed close throughout the opening ten minutes. The scoreboard read 25:25 after the starting quarter. However Fenerbahce went on a 21:11 run in the second term to pile up a 10-point lead. Khimky tried to turn things around in the third term. They stiffened defensively and narrowed the gap at 8-point mark at the final break. But Fenerbahce fired 30 points in the fourth term and cruised to the victory at the end. Bo McCalebb (178-PG-85, college: New Orleans) provided 17 points, while Omer Onan added 15 points for Fenerbahce. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82) answered with 17 points for Khimky. K.C. Rivers had 14 points in the loss.
Montepaschi SI - ALBA 82-92 Alba Berlin surprise Montepaschi Siena in Italy in their start of EuroLeague 2012/2013 season. The German side led in the majority of the game and reached 92:82 win. Alba started well and led in the first period 22:14. Montepaschi Siena however managed to close the quarter at 25:25 and led 34:29 after Matt Janning's shot. Later on Alba dominated the court. They won the half 42:39 and then DaShaun Wood (185-G-85, college: Wright St.) increased to 66:53. Alba led 10 points at the end of the third period and managed to keep the necessary advantage. Zach Morley made two free throws at the end of the game for the final result. DaShaun Wood stepped up with 15 points for the winners and Nihad Djedovic (198-F-90, agency: Beo Basket) as well as Vule Avdalovic posted 14 each. Yassin Idbihi followed them with 13 points in a win. David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) poured in 17 points in defeat, while Kristjan Kangur delivered 13. Bobby Brown posted 10 and Benjamin Eze notched 7.
Unicaja - Maccabi T-A 80-85 Maccabi Tel-Aviv clinched the first win at the Euroleague season. The Israeli powerhouse prevailed against Unicaja in Malaga tonight Ricky Hickman (189-PG-85, college: NC-Greensboro) chipped in 16 points to topscore for the visitors. Maccabi Tel-Aviv dominated in the first half. They prevailed in nearly every facet of the game in the first part of the clash. Maccabi posted a 25:20 lead ten minutes into the game. The visitors boosted the margin to 11 points at the interval 47:36. But Unicaja were not about to surrender. The hosts dropped 27 points in the third term to cut the distance to just two points with one quarter remaining. It was a tough battle in the fourth frame as Maccabi came out winners registering a valuable road win. David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) netted 14 points, while Lior Eliyahu finished with 13 points for the Tel-Aviv team. Earl Calloway (191-G-83, college: Indiana) answered with game-high 25 points for Unicaja. Krunoslav Simon netted 19 points in the loss.
Chalon - Asseco Prokom 81-74 Elan Chalon registered their first win in Euroleague regular season. Elan Chalon enjoyed a winning debut beating Asseco Prokom in France. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) and Ilian Evtimov (201-F-83, college: N.Carolina St.) posted 17 points each to lead the hosts. The teams started the game slowly. They teamed up for 23 points in the first period as Asseco Prokom grabbed a 12:11 lead. Elan Chalon increased the tempo in the second frame. The French outfit posted 22 points in the quarter to ensure a 33:28 halftime advantage. Elan Chalon maintained the lead throughout the third term. The home side secured a 9-point advantage before the fourth quarter. Asseco Prokom fired 26 points in the fourth frame but had to surrender at the end. Steed Tchicamboud delivered 16 points and 9 assists for the winners. Mateusz Ponitka answered with 13 points for Asseco Prokom. Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) topscored with 14 points for the Polish team.
EA7 Armani - Anadolu Efes 80-75 Emporio Armani recorded the first win in Euroleague regular season. The Italian team held off Anadolu Efes at the Mediolanum Forum tonight. Ioannis Bourousis (213-C-83, agency: FCM) scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace the winners. Emporio Armani set the tone early in the encounter. The hosts grabbed an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Emporio Armani maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. They posted a 40:34 halftime advantage. The Italian team boosted the margin in the third quarter. Emporio Armani ensured a 64:50 advantage heading into the fourth frame. Anadolu Efes were not done just yet. The Turkish team exploded with 25 points but stopped just few steps away from victory. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) produced 16 points, while Malik Hairston added 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) answered with 19 points for Anadolu Efes. Dusko Savanovic contributed 12 points and 7 rebounds in the loss.
Olympiacos - Caja Laboral 85-81 Olympiakos victoriously opened Euroleague regular season campaign. They overcame Caja Laboral in Piraeus tonight. Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) scored 17 points to lead the effort. Caja Laboral silenced the Reds fans in the first quarter. The Vitoria team gained a 23:18 lead after ten minutes. But Olympiakos quickly recovered. The Hellenes exploded with 30 points in the second frame to ensure a 48:37 halftime lead. Caja Laboral lived up to the challenge and regained control in the third term. The Spanish team erupted for 29 points in the frame to spur ahead for a 66:65 advantage at the final intermission. However Olympiakos took the lead back in the decisive moments and hung on to clinch the victory. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) provided 16 points, while Stratos Perperoglou added 14 points for the hosts. Maciej Lampe (211-F/C-85) answered with 18 points for Caja Laboral. Brad Oleson netted 13 points in the loss.
Zalgiris - Cedevita 90-62 Zalgiris clinched the first win in Euroleague regular season. The Kaunas team shot down visiting Cedevita in the opener. Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84, agency: Alti Sport) posted 20 points to lead the winners. Zalgiris started the game strong. They fired 27 points in the first frame to take a 7-point lead. Zalgiris stayed on fire in the second frame. The hosts piled up a 55:38 halftime buffer. The Kaunas team held their opponents to 15 points in the third term to boost the gap at 26-point mark. Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) notched 17 points, while Marko Popovic added 15 points in the victory. Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 16 points for Cedevita. Bracey Wright had 15 points in the loss.
Besiktas - Partizan 81-65 Besiktas JK Istanbul silence Partizan mt:s Belgrade for the initial victory in EuroLeague. The Turkish side grabbed 81:65 win in their opener. Besiktas JK Istanbul started with 19-14 and looked better in the first half. The hosts added 20-16 in the second frame and had 39:30 halftime advantage. Partizan mt:s Belgrade made everything they could to stay tough in the second half against the Turkish representative. The Serbian side won the third period 23-22 but failed in the last quarter. Muratcan Guler brought 77:61, while Patrick Christopher (196-G-88, college: California) scored for 79:61. Djordje Gagic drove a lay-up for 79:63, whilst Dragan Milosavljevic reduced to 81:65. Patrick Christopher top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) nailed 15. Serhat Cetin brought 8, while Cevher Ozer posted 7. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) finished the game with 18 points in the losing effort, while TERMANN LEO added 12. Drew Gordon and Dragan Milosavljevic ended up with 9 points each in defeat.
FCB Regal - Brose Baskets 72-60 FC Barcelona Regal successfully starts 2012/2013 season as they beat Brose Baskets. The Spanish outfit overcame the German representative 72:60 in the first game on Friday. FC Barcelona Regal easily took the lead and grabbed 26:9 advantage at the end of the first period. Both teams nailed 17 points each in the second frame as the board showed 43:26 when the teams disappeared in the lockers. FC Barcelona Regal won the third period 21-18 and enjoyed 20-point advantage entering the last stanza. Brose Baskets replied with 16-8 in the last stanza to reduce to 12 final points. Ante Tomic (217-C-87) and Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for the winners with 12 points each. Lorbek Erazem nailed 11, while Wallace Judson posted 10. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) finished the game with 20 points in defeat and Williams Latavious as well as Zirbes Maik had 8 each. Jacobsen Casey followed them with 7 points in a loss.
CSKA - Lietuvos rytas 75-73 CSKA opened the Euroleague regular season with victory. They held off pesky Lietuvos Rytas in a tough home game. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) scored crucial points late in regulation to propel CSKA to a come-from-behind victory in Group D. He finished with 14 points for CSKA. Lietuvos Rytas bravely entered the game in Moscow. The Vilnius team grabbed a 23:20 lead after the starting quarter. CSKA rebounded in the second frame. The Russian team surged ahead for a 46:37 halftime advantage. Lietuvos Rytas limited CSKA to just 8 points in the third period and narrowed the deficit at 2-point mark at the final intermission. Lietuvos Rytas pulled ahead for a 71:68 lead late in regulation. But Sonny Weems came up with crucial points late in regulation as CSKA surged ahead. Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) had a chance to win the game for Lietuvos Rytas but missed a buzzer-beating three-pointer. Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) and Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) delivered 12 points each for CSKA. Renaldas Seibutis answered with 19 points for Lietuvos Rytas. Mindaugas Katelynas posted 12 points in the loss.
Historic season to culminate with 2017 Final Four in Istanbul! - 10 hours ago
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A world-class city that witnessed two of pro basketball's most spectacular season-ending shots ever will have the same opportunity again next spring when the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four returns to Istanbul, Turkey, Euroleague Basketball announced on Tuesday. Istanbul will host the best four EuroLeague teams from May 19 to 21 in what is sure to be a thrilling finish to a ground-breaking season, the first in European basketball history in which all the teams in the continent... [read more]
A world-class city that witnessed two of pro basketball's most spectacular season-ending shots ever will have the same opportunity again next spring when the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four returns to Istanbul, Turkey, Euroleague Basketball announced on Tuesday. Istanbul will host the best four EuroLeague teams from May 19 to 21 in what is sure to be a thrilling finish to a ground-breaking season, the first in European basketball history in which all the teams in the continent's premier competition are guaranteed to play each other. The 2017 Final Four will take place for the second time at the Sinan Erdem Dome, which officially opened its doors on April 16, 2010 and two years later played host to a memorable Final Four that was one of the most successful in EuroLeague history. "Basketball has seen outstanding growth in Turkey in recent years, while Istanbul already has a Final Four tradition that's second to none, so we are excited to be crowning the EuroLeague champion there next May," Jordi Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO, said. "We will return to the Sinan Erdem Dome, one of the finest arenas anywhere in which to watch basketball and the perfect venue to culminate a season in which fans will see all the stars in their own cities for the first time in history. With the way Turkish fans continue embracing the EuroLeague more and more each year, it will be great to have them with us for the very biggest games at the Final Four." The event will feature an expansion of a strong relationship begun at the start of this decade between Euroleague Basketbal and Turkish Airlines, which had a pivotal role in bringing the Final Four back to Turkey and will host the event, as well. As title sponsor of the competition, Turkish Airlines heads a family of Euroleague Basketball partners in Turkey to which a new member was recently added, Odeabank. The season's crowning weekend also will mark the first Final Four to be held under the 10-year joint venture between Euroleague Basketball and IMG. 'We highly treasure our partnership with Euroleague Basketball because it has allowed us for many years to be part of a great sport - commented Mr lker Ayci - This year we are even more proud to be the title sponsor of this championship, since the Final Four will actually take place in our city of birth and global hub, Istanbul. We are sure that the international atmosphere and innovative traits of our city will add an extra touch of innovation and thrill to such an amazing event. Furthermore, every year we commit to ideating, together with Euroleague Basketball, new and exciting ways to deliver a sporting experience that truly goes beyond expectations to all basketball fans and travellers'. Istanbul has been the unforgettable scene of an unmatched history of memorable Final Four moments. The 1992 Final Four ended with legend Aleksandar Djordjevic making a three-point shot with time running out as Partizan Belgrade won its only continental title in an upset at Abdi Ipekci Arena. Two decades later, Olympiacos Piraeus rallied from 19 points behind with 11 minutes to play at Sinan Erdem to defeat CSKA Moscow on the season's final shot, by Georgios Printezis. The Sinan Erdem Dome has a capacity for 16,000 spectators for basketball and, in addition to the 2012 Final Four, has hosted such prestigious basketball events as the 2010 world championships. The upcoming 2016-17 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season that ends in Istanbul will be the first in which there is no possibility that two opponents can meet for the first time at the Final Four. The new competition system features 30 regular season games among the competition's 16 teams, each playing the other 15 both home and away before four playoff series decide the semifinalists who will compete for the title in Istanbul. As such, the champion who wears the crown in Istanbul next May will always be remembered as the first who had to go through every single one of the very best clubs in Europe in order to survive. The new champion must play a minimum of 35 games, as well, making it also the longest season ever to survive in order to become Europe's elite club competition champion. The 2016-17 EuroLeague season opens on October 12 in the Spanish capital of Madrid with the replay of the first game of the modern EuroLeague on the same date in 2001, Real Madrid vs. Olympiacos Piraeus. Courtesy of: euroleague.net
Melih Mahmutoglu extends contract with Fenerbahce - 2 hours ago
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193-G-90) and Fenerbahce have agreed on terms of a new contract. The guard has penned a new three-year deal with the Istanbul powerhouse. Melih Mahmutoglu has been playing for Fenerbahce since 2013. Last season the guard notched 6.0 points and 1.0 boards per game in BSL. In EuroLeague his stats read 4.0 points per appearance. He has been the member of the Turkish National Team since 2013. [read more]
Melih Mahmutoglu (193-G-90) and Fenerbahce have agreed on terms of a new contract. The guard has penned a new three-year deal with the Istanbul powerhouse. Melih Mahmutoglu has been playing for Fenerbahce since 2013. Last season the guard notched 6.0 points and 1.0 boards per game in BSL. In EuroLeague his stats read 4.0 points per appearance. He has been the member of the Turkish National Team since 2013.
Defending champion CSKA Moscow (VTB) tabbed 29-year old American forward Jeff Ayres (206-109kg-87, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at LA Clippers in the NBA. But in 19 games he averaged just 1.7ppg and 1.2rpg last season. Ayres also played that season for another team D-Fenders in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in two games he had very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 13.0rpg and 1.5apg. In 2009 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (31st overall). The f... [read more]
Defending champion CSKA Moscow (VTB) tabbed 29-year old American forward Jeff Ayres (206-109kg-87, college: Arizona State). He played most recently at LA Clippers in the NBA. But in 19 games he averaged just 1.7ppg and 1.2rpg last season. Ayres also played that season for another team D-Fenders in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in two games he had very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 13.0rpg and 1.5apg. In 2009 he was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (31st overall). The former Arizona State staris in his eighth season in pro basketball. Ayres was selected to D-League All-Star Game in 2016. He won NBA championship title in 2014. He has played previously professionally in NBA (Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers) and D-League (Salt Lake City Stars and Iowa Energy). Let's have closer look into Ayres' outlook:
(by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
He is a competitor, battles at all times to establish post position and is very active His motor is excellent and he shows it by running the floor as well as anyone in the country Around the basket he is very active and he knows how to move without the ball to get to open spaces Has been the beneficiary of some great passes, but a lot of it has to do with his ability to read the action as well as being able to catch pretty much any pass that is thrown his way.
His repertoire in the post is limited, as a result he does not demand much attention from defenses Struggles getting his shot of against bigger defenders.
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