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.
CSKA outgun Sichuan in EuroLeague China Tour opener - 15 hours ago
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Sichuan - CSKA 49:92 CSKA Moscow victoriously opened the EuroLeague China Tour. The EuroLeague current champions fired past Sichuan in the opener. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) nailed 18 points to lead the visitors. CSKA rallied off to a 20:9 lead early in the game. The Moscow team secured a 29:19 lead after ten minutes. CSKA maintained the pressure throughout the second term. They recorded a 49:27 halftime advantage. The visitors rolled to a 68:42 advantage at the final intermission. CSKA... [read more]
Sichuan - CSKA 49:92
CSKA Moscow victoriously opened the EuroLeague China Tour. The EuroLeague current champions fired past Sichuan in the opener. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) nailed 18 points to lead the visitors. CSKA rallied off to a 20:9 lead early in the game. The Moscow team secured a 29:19 lead after ten minutes. CSKA maintained the pressure throughout the second term. They recorded a 49:27 halftime advantage. The visitors rolled to a 68:42 advantage at the final intermission. CSKA never looked back afterwards and cruised to the victory at the end. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) and Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) accounted for 11 points each for the winners. Xu Tao (211-C-93, college: USF) answered with 14 points for Sichuan. Harris Mike (198-SF-83, college: Rice, agency: Stealth Sport) delivered 13 points in the loss.
2016-17 participants announced for Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament qualifiers! - 15 hours ago
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Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that 32 clubs are set to mount a run for their own U18 continental title with the unveiling Wednesday of all the 2016-17 EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT qualifiers and participating teams. The current season marks the 15th anniversary of a competition that originally saw just eight teams compete in Barcelona, Spain in parallel with the 2003 EuroLeague Final Four. Now it spans four competitive qualifiers of eight teams each... [read more]
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that 32 clubs are set to mount a run for their own U18 continental title with the unveiling Wednesday of all the 2016-17 EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT qualifiers and participating teams. The current season marks the 15th anniversary of a competition that originally saw just eight teams compete in Barcelona, Spain in parallel with the 2003 EuroLeague Final Four. Now it spans four competitive qualifiers of eight teams each held across Europe before the best of those teams battle to be crowned continental champion on the same floor as the EuroLeague champion. The four qualifiers will see teams playing four games over three days in each city to determine winners of the right to advance to the Final Tournament held during the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Istanbul, Turkey from May 18 to 21, 2017. The 32 teams participating in the qualifiers, including nine from EuroLeague clubs and seven from 7DAYS EuroCup clubs, come from 15 countries. The first qualifier will take place in L'Hospitalet, Spain from January 6 to 8, 2017, with participants including reigning European champion FC Barcelona Lassa as well as ALBA Berlin, Cedevita Zagreb, Divina Seguros Joventut Badalona, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, Torrons Vicens L'Hopsitalet and Union Olimpija Ljubljana. This will be swiftly followed by the Kaunas qualifier from January 12 to 14, 2017, where the host club and two-time European champion Zalgiris Kaunas will be joined by Canarias Basketball Academy Las Palmas, CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce Istanbul, Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt, INSEP Paris, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and VEF Riga. For the first time ever, Unicaja Malaga will be hosting a qualifier along the Costa del Sol in Coin, Spain from February 10 to 12, 2017. The teams travelling to Coin are Cibona Zagreb, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul, Estudiantes Madrid, FC Bayern Munich, Real Betis Energia Plus Seville, Real Madrid and USK Future Stars Prague. The fourth and final qualifier will see former champion Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade act as hosts in the Serbian capital from February 24 to 26, 2017. Belgrade fans will get to see Get Better Academy Prague, Maccabi Teddy Tel Aviv, Mega Bemax Belgrade, Partizan NIS Belgrade, Porsche Basketball Academy Ludwigsburg, Spars Sarajevo and Stellazzurra Basketball Academy Rome in that qualifier. After 15 years, the alumni of the Euroleague Basketball U18 tournament features a who's who of EuroLeague stars including Thomas Heurtel (189-PG-89, agency: BeoBasket) (Anadolu Efes Istanbul), Jonas Maciulis (198-F/G-85) (Real Madrid), Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) (CSKA Moscow), Luigi Datome (203-F-87) and Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) (Fenerbahce Istanbul). Courtesy of: adidasngt.com
Historic season to culminate with 2017 Final Four in Istanbul! - 2 days 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
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