Results and Stats from Regular Season Round 5 - Nov 9, 2012
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Cantu - Fener.Ulker 82-58 Mapooro Cantu raced to the second win in Euroleague Group A. The Italian team breezed past Fenerbahce at home court. Beye Tabu-Eboma (184-SG-85) scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the hosts. Fenerbahce fell at 3-2 record after the loss. Cantu stunned the visitors early in the encounter. The hosts strongly started the game posting a 23:12 lead after ten minutes. Cantu dominated in the second period. They established a 41:27 halftime advantage. Cantu kept Fenerbahce at safe distance throughout the third term. The home side built a 16-point lead before the final frame. Cantu unleashed 25 points in the final period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Marco Cusin (210-C-85, agency: Interperformances) and Jeff Brooks netted 15 points each for the winners. Romain Sato (194-G/F-81, college: Xavier) answered with 10 points for Fenerbahce. Bojan Bogdanovic and David Andersen had 8 points each in the loss.
Union Olimpija - Real Madrid 76-89 Real Madrid accounted for the fourth EuroLeague win this season. They knocked down Union Olimpija in the Slovenian capital. Rudy Fernandez (198-SF-85) orchestrated the victory with 18 points. Real Madrid surged ahead early in the encounter. The visitors accumulated a 21:18 lead at the first break. Real mounted the pressure in the second quarter. They secured a 46:35 halftime advantage. Real kept Union Olimpija at safe distance throughout the third term. The visitors entered the fourth stanza up by 11 points. Real outscored the hosts in the final ten minutes and posted a comfortable win at the end. Felipe Reyes netted 16 points, while Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) dropped 14 points for the winners. Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) answered with game-high 22 points for Union Olimpija. Jaka Blazic had 14 points in defeat.
Panathinaikos - Khimky 67-79 Khimky gained the third win in EuroLeague Group A. They surprised Panathinaikos in Athens. Khimky improved at 3-2 record leaving Panathinaikos at 2-3. Zoran Planinic stepped up with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Panathinaikos led by six points 23:17 at the first break. But Khimky gradually adjusted their tempo. The Russian side narrowed the gap at 3-point mark at the interval 41:38. Khimky denied the deficit in the third term. The teams entered the fourth stanza tied at 58. Khimky held the hosts at just 9 points in the final term and marched to the victory. Kresimir Loncar (210-F-83, agency: Alti Sport) accounted for 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Paul Davis (211-C-84, college: Michigan St.) added 13 points in the winning case. Roko-Leni Ukic topscored with 13 points for Panathinaikos. Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85) provided 12 points in the loss.
ALBA - Maccabi T-A 76-78 Maccabi snatched a narrow victory over ALBA in Berlin. Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia) accounted for 20 points as the Israeli champions improved at 5-0 record in Group B. ALBA slipped at 2-3 record after the loss. Maccabi held the hosts to 10 points in the first quarter to pull ahead. The Israeli powerhouse ensured a 6-point lead at the first pause. ALBA drilled 25 points in the second quarter to recover. The hosts narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) and Albert Miralles put ALBA in front 43:40 early in the third quarter. However Maccabi spurred back in charge and Guy Pnini (200-SF-83) made it 56:52 for the visitors heading into the fourth frame. ALBA got within two points 74:76 with just over a minute remaining. Devin Smith and Vule Avdalovic exchanged baskets but Heiko Schaffartzik (183-PG-84) missed a late three-pointer as Maccabi got away with victory. Guy Pnini netted 11 points, while Malcolm Thomas accounted for 9 points in the win. Nihad Djedovic paced ALBA with 17 points. Deon Thompson delivered 14 points in the loss.
Asseco Prok. - Montepaschi 66-101 Montepaschi Siena registered the second victory in EuroLeague Group B. They fired past Asseco Prokom in Gdynia tonight. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) notched 27 points and 7 assists to lead the visitors. It never looked like a rout in the opening quarter. Asseco Prokom stayed in charge posting a 22:21 lead after ten minutes. But Montepaschi took over in the second period. The Siena team spurred ahead and posted a 42:35 halftime lead. The visitors silenced Asseco Prokom in the third term. They erupted for 37 points in the quarter and cleared off at 32-point distance with one period remaining. Montepaschi Siena kept the hosts at bay throughout the final frame and cruised to the victory at the end. Matt Janning (193-G-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Northeastern) and David Moss netted 16 points apiece for the winners. Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) netted 15 points for Asseco Prokom. Lukasz Koszarek (187-PG-84) chipped in 13 points in the loss.
Chalon - Unicaja 78-88 Unicaja Malaga beat Elan Chalon for 4-1 record in Group B of EuroLeague. The Spanish side grabbed an 88:78 road win in front of 5000 fans. Unicaja Malaga took 24-21 and added 20-11 in the second frame. Elan Chalon was too far to give up and surprised the guests with 29-24 in the third period. Joffrey Lauvergne, reduced to 65:70 later in the fourth period, but that was all the hosts managed to do. Unicaja Malaga brought back 10-point advantage and managed to seal the victory with the same difference. Krunoslav Simon top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Luka Zoric notched 15. James Gist (205-F-86) delivered 13, while Marcus Williams posted 12. Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) ended up with 24 points in the losing effort, whilst Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) tossed in 12. Joffrey Lauvergne scored 10, while Ilian Evtimov and Steed Tchicamboud (193-G-81) had 9 apiece.
Anadolu Efes - Zalgiris 64-77 Zalgiris kept their EuroLeague record spotless. They knocked down Anadolu Efes in Istanbul to improve at 5-0 record on top of Group C. Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) nailed 21 points to lead the winners. Anadolu Efes slipped at 3-2 record after the loss. Zalgiris drained 25 points in the opening frame to surge ahead. The Kaunas team gained a 25:23 lead after ten minutes. Anadolu Efes tuned in defensively in the second quarter. The Turkish side erased the deficit and knotted things up at 37. But the third term belonged to Zalgiris. The visitors went on a decisive 23:14 run to take a 9-point advantage. Zalgiris limited Anadolu Efes to just 13 points in the final stanza and sealed the victory. Tremmell Darden nailed 16 points, while Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) added 15 points for the winners. Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) answered with 20 points for Anadolu Efes. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) had 13 points in the loss.
Cedevita - Caja Laboral 76-69 Cedevita registered the first EuroLeague victory in the season. The Croatian team held off Caja Laboral at home court. Miro Bilan (215-C-89) provided 16 points to lead the winners. Caja Laboral fell at 1-4 record after the defeat. The teams were tied at 24 after ten minutes of action. Cedevita however pulled ahead in the second term. The hosts held the Spaniards to just 10 points in the period to take a 39:34 halftime lead. The Zagreb team extended the margin in the third quarter. Cedevita stayed aggressive defensively and it paid off. The home team accumulated a 12-point buffer before the fourth stanza. Caja Laboral did not surrender as they cut the deficit in the fourth period. Cedevita kept Caja Laboral at safe distance throughout the final period and clinched a well-deserved win. Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) scored 14 points, while Predrag Suput (200-F-77, agency: Beo Basket) added 12 points for the winners. Fernando San Emeterio responded with 15 points and 7 rebounds for Caja Laboral. Andres Nocioni netted 12 points in the loss.
EA7 Armani - Olympiacos 71-84 Olympiacos are coming back with victory from Italy. The Piraeus team overcame Emporio Armani to improve at 3-2 record in Euroleague Group C. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) provided 23 points and 9 assists to lead the visitors. Olympiacos set the tone early in the game. The Greek side grabbed a 24:17 lead after the starting period. Emporio Armani cut the deficit in the second quarter. The Italian team came back to life and narrowed the deficit at 5-point mark at the interval. But Olympiacos were back in control in the third term. The Hellenes extended their lead to 9 points at the final break 59:50. Olympiacos dropped 25 points in the fourth stanza and celebrated well-deserved win at the end. Kostas Papanikolaou provided 17 points, while Dimitrios Mavroeidis (208-C-85, agency: FCM) added 13 points for Olympiacos. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) netted 17 points for the hosts. Ioannis Bourousis chipped in 16 points and pulled down 9 rebounds against his former team.
Partizan - Brose Baskets 72-77 Brose Baskets upset Partizan in Belgrade in the last game of Round 5 in EuroLeague. The German side overcame Partizan mt:s 77:72 in front of 7500 local fans. The Serbian side fell at 0-5 record. Both teams nailed 16 points each in the first period and then the hosts grabbed the lead at the halftime. They managed to erupt with 25-17 in the second frame for 8-point advantage at the end of the second frame. Brose Baskets replied with 22-21 in the third period but then shocked the hosts in the final stanza. They needed a massive 22-10 surge to win the game by 5 points. Bostjan Nachbar top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) posted 18. Teddy Gipson nailed 13, whilst Anton Gavel delivered 9. Vladimir Lucic and Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) answered with 17 points each in the losing effort. Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) brought 10 and Dejan Musli tossed in 8.
Lietuvos rytas - Besiktas 67-73 Besiktas JK stole the game in Siemens Arena as they beat Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in the second game of Round 4. The Turkish side celebrated a 73:67 win for 3-2 record in Group D. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius opened the game with 20-17 but could not win the half. The guests replied with 16-13 and tied the game at the halftime. Moreover Besiktas JK dominated the second half. They won the third period 16-15 and finished the game with 24-19. Muratcan Guler (192-G-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) made two free throws for the last points of the winning side, while Mindaugas Katelynas made the final result in the game. Curtis Jerrells tossed in 25 points to lead all the winners, while Damir Markota notched 13. Vladimir Dasic scored 10, while Serhat Cetin added 8. Steponas Babrauskas ended up with 14 points in the losing effort and Nemanja Nedovic had 11. Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) posted 9, while Mindaugas Katelynas added 8.
CSKA - FCB Regal 60-81 FC Barcelona Regal upset CSKA in Moscow in the opener of the EuroLeague Round 5. The Spanish side beat the Russian Champion 81:60 and took perfect 5-0 record in Group D. CSKA meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped at 4-1 record. It was the top game of the Group as well as the top game of the Round in EuroLeague. CSKA Moscow managed to win the first period 19-17 but failed in the rest of the game. FC Barcelona Regal dominated the rest of the game and posted three victories in the last three quarters. They bounced back with 21-16 in the second frame and won the third period 25-13. Moreover they added 18-12 in the last stanza to seal the 5th consecutive victory. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Erazem Lorbek nailed 15. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, agency: Edge Sports) delivered 12, while Nathan Jawai added 10. Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) scored 18 points for the home side and Milos Teodosic tossed in 12. Anton Ponkrashov added 9, while Viktor Khryapa poured in 6.
Tofas Bursa (BSL) signed 22-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Micic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 12 KLS games he had 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the league title. Micic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg (top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. [read more]
Tofas Bursa (BSL) signed 22-year old Serbian international point guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket). He played last season at Crvena Zvezda in Serbian KLS league. Micic managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 12 KLS games he had 5.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the league title. Micic also played 17 games in Euroleague where he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.6apg (top 5). He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The other team Micic played shortly was Bayern Muenchen (BBL) in BBL. In four games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 2.3apg. He also played 4 games in Euroleague but he recorded only 0.5ppg. Two years ago Micic was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (52nd overall). The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 1st Team back in 2013. Micic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Serbian senior team since 2013 and previously for U19 National Team in 2013. Micic represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia three years ago. His stats at that event were 11 games: 4.4ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.3apg. Micic has played previously professionally in Italy. He could be described:
A tall PG who does very well almost everything on the court. A great passer, he outstands in reading pick and roll situations, both at the offensive side and at the defensive one. He's a good scorer, but needs to become more continous from behind the arch. Considering his age, he0s yet a mature quarterback that can lead a senior team without any problem. Huge upside.
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (BSL) signed 23-year old center Ahmet Duverioglu (209-93). He was about to sign at Anadolu Efes (BSL). The last season Duverioglu played also at Anadolu Efes where in 23 BSL games he had just 2.3ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Duverioglu also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded only 1.9ppg and 1.2rpg. He has played previously for Pertevniyal. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul roster for 2016-2017: Guards: Bobby Dixon M... [read more]
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul (BSL) signed 23-year old center Ahmet Duverioglu (209-93). He was about to sign at Anadolu Efes (BSL). The last season Duverioglu played also at Anadolu Efes where in 23 BSL games he had just 2.3ppg and 1.8rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. Duverioglu also played 10 games in Euroleague where he recorded only 1.9ppg and 1.2rpg. He has played previously for Pertevniyal.
Panathinaikos announce 1+1 agreement with K.C. Rivers - 2 days ago
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Panathinaikos BC announces its agreement with K.C. Rivers(196-G-87, college: Clemson) for the next two years (1+1). Kelvin Creswell "K. C." Rivers (born March 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward position. Rivers attended high school at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. While there he helped his team capture two USA Today national high school bask... [read more]
Panathinaikos BC announces its agreement with K.C. Rivers (196-G-87, college: Clemson) for the next two years (1+1). Kelvin Creswell "K. C." Rivers (born March 1, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Real Madrid of the Liga ACB. Standing at 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m), he plays at the shooting guard and small forward position. Rivers attended high school at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. While there he helped his team capture two USA Today national high school basketball championships. In those two years his team's record was a combined 72-2. He holds Oak Hill's record for most three-point field goals in a game with 15! He played college basketball at Clemson University seeing action in 102 games and averaged 14.2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds a game in his four years at Clemson. In August 2009, he signed with AB Latina of the Italian Legadue Basket, second-tier league and in December 2009 he signed with Benetton Treviso of the Lega Basket Serie A for the remainder of the season. On June 30, 2010, he signed a contract with Chorale Roanne of the French LNB Pro A for the 2010-11 season. In January 2011, he returned to Italy and signed with Virtus Bologna for the rest of the season. On July 29, 2011, he signed a one-year deal with Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia. On May 30, 2012, he signed a two-year deal with another Russian team BC Khimki. In July 2013, he parted ways with Khimki. In November 2013, he was acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League. In 47 games, he averaged 15.8 points and 4 rebounds per game during the 2013-14 season. On August 7, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Real Madrid. In 2014-15 season, Real Madrid continued its successes in the Euroleague from the previous seasons, advancing to the Euroleague Final Four for the third straight time. In the semifinal game against Fenerbahce lker, Rivers helped his team securing third straight final game, scoring 17 points on 5 from 6 shooting from the three-point line, in a 96-87 win. Real Madrid eventually won the Euroleague championship after defeating Olympiacos in the final game with 78-59. Real Madrid eventually finished the season winning the Spanish League championship, after 3-0 score in the final series against Barcelona. With that trophy, they have won the triple crown. On September 8, 2015, Rivers signed a one-year contract with the German club Bayern Munich. On December 22, 2015, he left Bayern and returned to his former club Real Madrid for the rest of the season. Courtesy of: paobc.gr
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