Results and Stats from Regular Season Round 6 - Nov 16, 2012
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Panathinaikos - Real Madrid 79-68 Panathinaikos celebrated the third win in Euroleague Group A. They held off visiting Real in Athens tonight. Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) came up with 15 points and 8 rebounds to pace the hosts. Real Madrid enjoyed a 16:12 lead ten minutes into the game. But Panathinaikos turned things around in the second quarter. The Athens team unloaded 30 points in the second frame and gained a 42:35 halftime advantage. Panathinaikos maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. The hosts boosted the distance to 13 points with ten minutes remaining. Real got within 7 points midway through the fourth stanza but Panathinaikos stayed calm and executed the victory to perfection. Andy Panko (205-F-77, agency: Beo Basket, college: Lebanon Valley) had 14 points and 8 rebounds, while Jonas Maciulis added 12 points for the home side. Carlos Suarez (202-F-86, agency: Court Side) answered with 16 points for Real Madrid. Jaycee Carroll netted 9 points in the loss.
Khimky - Fener.Ulker 71-70 Khimky clinched a dramatic win over Fenerbahce in the opening game of EuroLeague Round 6. K.C. Rivers (196-G-87, college: Clemson) tipped the ball in at the buzzer as Khimky snatched a tough home win over the Turkish team. The victory allowed the hosts to improve at 4-2 record in Group A. Fenerbahce slipped at 3-3 record. Fenerbahce enjoyed a narrow 18:17 lead after ten minutes of action. However Khimky went on a 22:11 run in the second frame to take a 39:29 halftime lead. Fenerbahce cut the deficit in the third frame. Baris Ermis put the visitors within 5 points at the final break 51:56. Omer Onan finally tied things up at 60 midway through the final term. Preldzic made it 61:60 for the Turkish team. The lead changed hands for several times before David Andersen (212-C-80) gave Fenerbahce a 70:69 advantage with 55 seconds remaining. Sergey Monya missed a triple but K.C. Rivers grabbed a rebound and tipped the ball in at the buzzer. The referees reviewed the play for some time before stating Khimky's victory. K.C. Rivers finished with 14 points to pace the hosts. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) added 12 points for the winners. David Andersen responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds for Fenerbahce. Bojan Bogdanovic and Baris Ermis had 11 points each in the loss.
Union Olimpija - Cantu 81-79 Union Olimpija beat Mapooro Cantu to tie both records in EuroLeague Group A. The team from Slovenia won 81:79 as both teams are with 2-4 records. Mapooro Cantu started the game with 22-17 and Alex Tyus brought 27:23. Alen Omic tied the game at 29:29 and then the hosts managed to win the half 42:39. They game remained carousel as the teams again exchanged the led several times. At first Mapooro Cantu won the third period 23-17 and enjoyed 62:59 after Maarten Leunen's shot. Pietro Aradori (195-SG-88) tied the game at 79:79, while Jaka Blazic (196-G-90) made two free throws for the final result. Jaka Blazic erupted with 30 points and Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) posted 14. Klemen Prepelic and Aaron Baynes followed them with 13 points each. Pietro Aradori answered with 20 points in the losing case and Manuchar Markoishvili added 15. Maarten Leunen brought 11, whilst Alex Tyus tossed in 9.
ALBA - Montepaschi 73-75 Montepaschi Siena registered the third win in Euroleague regular season. They eked out a tough victory over ALBA in Berlin today. Montepaschi improved at 3-3 record, while ALBA fell at 2-4 in Group B. Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC) sank a jumper with 14 seconds left in regulation to seal the victory for Montepaschi. Montepaschi started the game confidently. The Italian champions posted a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. The visitors maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. They accounted for a 39:34 halftime lead. Montepaschi extended their lead to 14 points midway through the third frame. But the hosts restored the intrigue. They cut the margin to 8 points at the final intermission 52:60. Djedovic and Idbihi put the hosts in front 61:60 midway through the final frame. The lead changed hands for several times before DeShaun Wood made it 73:70 for ALBA with just over two minutes remaining. But Thomas Ress tied things up at 73 from the penalty line. Daniel Hackett then came up with a jumper, while Zach Morley missed his attempts as Siena got away with victory. Bobby Brown (188-PG-84, college: CS Fullerton) nailed 21 points and issued 6 assists for Siena. Kristjan Kangur added 13 points, while Daniel Hackett netted 12 points in the win. Deon Thompson (203-F-88, college: N.Carolina) answered with 20 points and 8 boards for ALBA. Vule Avdalovic had 13 points in the loss.
Asseco Prok. - Chalon 70-76 Elan Chalon gained the second win in EuroLeague this season. The French side overcame Asseco Prokom Gdynia in the game of the bottom teams of the group. They needed 76:70 victory to climb up the ladder. The teams entered the game with 1-4 records and desired to improve their positions. The Polish side took 20-13 lead after the first period, but failed in the rest of the game. Elan Chalon needed first 21-17 surge in the second frame and then a final push in the last stanza. Jordan Aboudou tied the game at 58:58, while Ilian Evtimov scored for 69:64. Brion Rush (186-G-84, agency: Beo Basket, college: Grambling St.) brought the final point for the winning side from the free throw making the difference to 5 points. Brion Rush top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) notched 15. Ilian Evtimov delivered 13, while Steed Tchicamboud and Jordan Aboudou had 8 each. Adam Hrycaniuk (206-C-84, agency: Alti Sport, college: Cincinnati) ended up with 17 points in the losing case and Lukasz Koszarek scored 14. Jerel Blassingame brought 12, whilst Frank Robinson tossed in 11.
Maccabi T-A - Unicaja 62-64 Unicaja Malaga stole the show from Nokia Arena and 10000 local fans of Maccabi Electra. The Spanish team grabbed 64:62 win after Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut)'s late baskets in the game. Both teams share the top with 5-1 records now. Maccabi Electra entered the game undefeated but knew about the strength of the visiting team. The Israeli team won the first period 21-17, but lost the second frame 16-21. It was a real battle in the court in the third period as Kosta Perovic tied it all at 49:49 at the end of it. Krunoslav Simon gave the guests 61:60 lead and then Marcus Williams brought the final success at the end. Marcus Williams top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) nailed 10. James Gist added 9, while Luka Zoric posted 8. Shawn James (207-C-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Northeastern) finished the game with 14 points in defeat and Ricky Hickman notched 13. Malcolm Thomas ended up with 11 points, while Yogev Ohayon had 7.
Caja Laboral - Olympiacos 72-89 Olympiacos posted the fourth win in EuroLeague Group C. The Greek powerhouse toppled Caja Laboral in Vitoria tonight. Kyle Hines (198-F-86) came up with 18 points to lead the winners. Olympiacos surged ahead midway through the first frame and accumulated a 22:19 lead after ten minutes. Peto Antic made it 35:25 for the visitors midway through the second term. Caja Laboral however managed to cut the deficit to 7 points at the interval 40:47. Olympiacos posted a 58:44 lead midway through the third quarter. The gap kept on growing as the Piraeus team headed into the fourth stanza up by 18 points 69:51. Olympiacos never looked back in the fourth stanza cruising to the victory at the end. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points and issued 8 assists, while Kostas Papanikolaou notched 13 points and 9 rebounds in the victory. Brad Oleson (191-G-83, agency: Duran International, college: Alaska-Fairb.) answered with 13 points for Caja Laboral. Fernando San Emeterio and Andres Nocioni had 12 points each in the fifth loss for the hosts.
Anadolu Efes - EA7 Armani 77-71 Anadolu Efes overcame a slow start to clinch the home win over Emporio Armani in Euroleague Group C. Sasha Vujacic (201-SG-84) unloaded 29 points to lead the hosts to the victory. Emporio Armani fell at 2-4 record after the loss. Anadolu Efes eked out a narrow 20:18 lead after ten minutes. But the visitors took over in the second frame. Emporio Armani limited the hosts to just 7 points in the second frame. The Italian team ensured a 36:27 halftime lead. Anadolu Efes came back to life late in the third quarter. They capped the period on a 6:2 run to earn a 54:52 lead. Anadolu Efes used an 11:2 rally midway through the final frame to take a 67:56 lead. The hosts kept Emporio Armani at safe distance throughout the rest of the contest and celebrated an important victory at the end. Kerem Gonlum (208-PF-77) and Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-SG-84, college: Virginia Tech) netted 10 points apiece for the winners. Keith Langford (193-SG-83, college: Kansas) answered with 15 points for Emporio Armani. Malik Hairston netted 14 points in the loss.
Cedevita - Zalgiris 108-106 2OT Cedevita and Zalgiris went through a double-overtime marathon to decide on the winner in EuroLeague Group C tonight. Cedevita eventually came out winners in Zagreb. Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) nailed 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to pace the hosts to the second win at the tournament. Zalgiris suffered their first defeat and slipped at 5-1 record. Zalgiris looked the dominant force in this one early in the game. The Kaunas team accumulated a 28:19 lead ten minutes into the game. But Cedevita turned things around in the next two periods. The hosts denied the deficit and pulled ahead for a 63:60 lead at the third break. Zalgiris erased the distance and Darden put the visitors ahead 82:80 with 46 seconds remaining. Marko Popovic sank three free throws to ensure an 85:82 lead for the visitors with 9 seconds remaining. But Bracey Wright (191-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Indiana) drilled a three-pointer and sent the game into overtime. Jankunas gave Zalgiris a 96:93 lead with 31 seconds to go in the first extra period. Darden followed with a free throw as Zalgiris seemed on the way to their victory 97:93. However Bracey Wright nailed two free throws and then Ilievski dropped a three-point bomb following free throws from Kaukenas to put Cedevita within one 98:99. Marko Popovic hit just one free throw and Mickael Gelabale dunked for a 100:100 tie game at the end of the first overtime. Zalgiris jumped ahead once again early in the second extra period. Bracey Wright and Ilievski gave a decisive lead for Cedevita and the hosts then kept Zalgiris scoreless for more then three minutes to win the battle. Bracey Wright sank 20 points, while Predrag Suput fired 18 points for the hosts. Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) answered with 24 points for Zalgiris. Marko Popovic had 19 points in the loss.
Partizan - Besiktas 87-72 Partizan had little problems en route to the home win over Besiktas in the sixth round of Euroleague regular season. Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) nailed 16 points to lead Partizan to the first win in Group D. Partizan rallied to a 24:19 lead at the first break. Partizan mounted the pressure in the second quarter. The hosts erupted for 27 points in the second stanza and accumulated a 51:43 halftime advantage. Besiktas stopped the rot in the third term. The Turkish team trimmed the gap at 5-point mark at the final break. But Partizan went on a 17:7 surge in the fourth stanza to clinch a comfortable win at the end. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) and Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) netted 14 points each for the home side. Curtis Jerrells (185-G-87, college: Baylor) answered with 20 points for Besiktas. Damir Markota netted 16 points in defeat.
Lietuvos rytas - CSKA 62-71 CSKA Moscow eke out Lietuvos Rytas at Siemens Arena in the start of the Round 6 in EuroLegaue. The Russian team improved to 5-1 record after 72:61 victory. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius meanwhile feel at 1-5 record in Group D. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius started with 16-14 and also scored 16 points in the second frame. It was not however enough to seal the win in the first half as the guests replied with 19 points and led 1 point at the halftime. Moreover the second half belonged to the Russian Champion. CSKA won the third period 20-14 and finished the game with 18-16. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86, college: Arkansas) stepped up with 19 points and Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) delivered 13. Sasha Kaun poured in 11, while Viktor Khryapa added 7. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) ended up with 17 points and Mindaugas Katelynas brought 13. Renaldas Seibutis notched 11, whilst Steponas Babrauskas tossed in 8.
Brose Baskets - FCB Regal 66-86 FC Barcelona Regal keep the perfect record in Group D improving to 6-0 record. The Spanish titan overcame Brose Baskets 86:66. The German team dropped at 2-4 in the group. FC Barcelona Regal took narrow 23-22 lead after the first period and had difficulties playing in front of almost 7000 fans in Germany. The guests managed to add 24-20 surge in the second frame for 5-point advantage at the halftime. The hosts side tied the game at 49:49 when Teddy Gipson nailed a three-pointer. FC Barcelona Regal however won the third period 17-11 and led 64:53 after three quarters. Another 22-13 in the last stanza gave them a total 20-point victory success. Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Erazem Lorbek (209-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) nailed 14. Juan Carlos Navarro poured in 13, while Judson Wallace and Marcelinho Huertas added 7 apiece. Bostjan Nachbar (207-F-80) ended up with 18 points in the losing effort and Teddy Gipson scored 12. Anton Gavel delivered 11 and Latavious Williams notched 9.
FC Barcelona - Brose Bask. 78-74 Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Spanish FC Barcelona and 12th ranked German Brose Baskets had identical 1-2 record. This time FC Barcelona used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Bamberg 78-74 on Friday night. It was a very good performance for American-Montenegrin point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 assists. Greek Strat... [read more]
Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Spanish FC Barcelona and 12th ranked German Brose Baskets had identical 1-2 record. This time FC Barcelona used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Bamberg 78-74 on Friday night. It was a very good performance for American-Montenegrin point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 assists. Greek Stratos Perperoglou (203-84) contributed with 11 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four FC Barcelona players scored in double figures. French Fabien Causeur (194-87) replied with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Daniel Theis (204-92, agency: Octagon Europe) added 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Brose Baskets. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. FC Barcelona (2-2) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Defending German champion Brose Baskets keep the twelfth position with three games lost. FC Barcelona will face Maccabi T-A (#10) in Tel-Aviv in the next round. Brose Baskets will play at home against Armani Milano and hope to win that game. Top scorers: Brose Bask.: F.Causeur 19+5reb+1ast, D.Theis 19+5reb, D.Miller 7+1reb, J.Strelnieks 7+2reb+3ast, N.Melli 6+6reb+1ast, M.Lo 5 FC Barcelona: T.Rice 18+1reb+6ast, V.Claver 13+4reb+3ast, A.Tomic 11+1reb+2ast, S.Perperoglou 11+4reb+6ast, A.Vezenkov 9+2reb, J.Dorsey 8+9reb
Panathinaikos used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Beograd 70-59 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Panathinaikos. Crvena Zvezda was better in third quarter 16-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Panathinaikos made 7 blocks. It was a very good performance for American-Greek point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American James Gist (206-86) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Panathinaikos players scored in double figures. Bosnian-Serbian center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90) replied with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Montenegrin-Serbian power forward Milko Bjelica (207-84, agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points in the effort for Crvena Zvezda. Crvena Zvezda's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Panathinaikos (3-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with Real Madrid and Olympiacos. Defending Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda keeps the sixth position with two games lost. Panathinaikos will face Anadolu Efes (#14) in Istanbul in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Crvena Zvezda will play at home against Baskonia (#9) and hope to win that game. Top scorers: Crvena Zvezda: O.Kuzmic 15+15reb, M.Bjelica 12+2reb, N.Wolters 8+2reb+3ast, C.Jenkins 8+1reb, M.Simonovic 4+3reb, L.Mitrovic 4+1reb+1ast Panathinaikos: J.Gist 17+3reb, N.Calathes 16+6reb+5ast, I.Bourousis 12+8reb, K.Rivers 12+1reb, J.Feldeine 7+5reb+3ast, D.Nichols 6+2reb+2ast
Everything could happen in Kaunas at the game between two tied teams. Both twelfth ranked Israeli Maccabi T-A and 13th ranked Lithuania Zalgiris had identical 1-2 record. But Zalgiris were not able to use a home court advantage and were defeated by the opponent from Tel-Aviv 87-74 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Zalgiris was better in third quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game, while Zalgiris only scored one point from the stripe. Zalgiris were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for American swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) who helped to win the game recording 17 points. The other American import guard Andrew Goudelock (190-88, college: Charleston) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Five Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Point guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-94) replied with 16 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and French guard Leo Westermann (197-92, agency: BeoBasket) added 9 points and 7 assists in the effort for Zalgiris. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Maccabi T-A (2-2) moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 5 other teams. Defending Lithuania champion Zalgiris dropped to the twelfth position with three games lost. Maccabi T-A will face FC Barcelona (#11) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Zalgiris will play against Darussafaka and hope to win that game. Top scorers: Zalgiris: L.Lekavicius 16+8reb+6ast, K.Pangos 11+3reb+1ast, L.Westermann 9+2reb+7ast, B.Motum 9+7reb, E.Ulanovas 9+4reb+3ast, A.Milaknis 6+1reb+3ast Maccabi T-A: A.Goudelock 18+1reb+2ast, D.Smith 17+4reb+2ast, S.Weems 16+2reb+2ast, D.Seeley 11+3reb+2ast, C.Iverson 10+5reb, M.Zirbes 8+4reb
Bottom-ranked Galatasaray is still unable to win any game. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their fourth consecutive match to top-ranked Fenerbahce (4-0) 103-87 on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Fenerbahce. Galatasaray was better in third quarter 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Galatasaray 37-25 including 17 on the offensive glass. Fenerbahce shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Galatasaray was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for Nigeria power forward Ekpe Udoh (208-87, college: Baylor) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Greek guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90) contributed with 24 points and 7 assists for the winners. American point guard Russ Smith (183-91, college: Louisville) replied with 15 points and Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (201-85, agency: BeoBasket) added 13 points in the effort for Galatasaray. Five Fenerbahce and four Galatasaray players scored in double figures. Galatasaray's coach rotated twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Fenerbahce have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Turkish champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with CSKA. Loser Galatasaray still closes the standings with four games lost. Fenerbahce will face Unics Kazan (#15) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Galatasaray will play against Real Madrid and looks forward to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: Galatasaray: A.Daye 16+1reb+1ast, R.Smith 15+1reb+3ast, J.Dentmon 14+3reb+1ast, V.Micov 13+2reb+3ast, S.Guler 10+2reb+4ast, A.Tyus 8+8reb Fenerbahce: K.Sloukas 24+1reb+7ast, B.Dixon 22+2reb+1ast, E.Udoh 21+13reb+2ast, L.Datome 13+4reb+2ast, J.Vesely 12+6reb+4ast, N.Kalinic 5+4reb+2ast
Round 4 most important game was a victory of Greek Olympiacos over 7th ranked Spanish Baskonia95-90 on Thursday night. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 23-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Olympiacos made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. 24 personal fouls committed by Baskonia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Guard Evangelos Mantzaris (196-90) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Four Olympiacos players scored in double figures. American point guard Shane Larkin (180-92, college: Miami, FL) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 assists and Georgia forward Tornike Shengelia (205-91) added 20 points in the effort for Baskonia. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Olympiacos have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Greek champion (3-1) moved-up to third place, which they share with Real Madrid and Panathinaikos. Baskonia at the other side dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Olympiacos is looking forward to face Crvena Zvezda (#6) in Beograd in the next round. Baskonia will play on the road against Crvena Zvezda in Beograd and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Baskonia: T.Shengelia 20+4reb+2ast, A.Hanga 15+6reb+3ast, S.Larkin 14+2reb+11ast, I.Diop 9+2reb, J.Blazic 9+3reb, J.Voigtmann 7+8reb+1ast Olympiacos: E.Mantzaris 17+3reb+1ast, K.Papanikolaou 15+3reb, V.Spanoulis 15+15ast, E.Green 13+2reb, M.Lojeski 9+1reb+2ast, K.Birch 8+8reb
Another interesting game for Spanish Real Madrid (3-1) which played on the court of Italian Armani Milano (2-2). Third ranked Real Madrid had an easy win 101-90. The game was mostly controlled by Real Madrid. Armani Milano was better in third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Armani Milano was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 14 rebounds and Sergio Llull (190-87) who added 18 points and 6 assists during the contest. At the losing side American-Georgia guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) responded with 19 points and 5 assists and American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-89, college: Fairfield) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five Real Madrid and four Armani Milano players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Spanish champion maintains third position with 3-1 record behind leader CSKA, which they share with Panathinaikos and Olympiacos. Defending Italian champion Armani Milano dropped to the sixth place with two games lost. They share the position with 5 other teams. Real Madrid will play against bottom-ranked Galatasaray (#16) in Istanbul in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Armani Milano will play on the road against Brose Baskets (#13) in Bamberg and hopes to get back on the winning track. Top scorers: EA7 Armani: R.Hickman 19+4reb+5ast, R.Sanders 16+6reb+2ast, K.Simon 13+2reb+6ast, J.McLean 11+4reb, M.Macvan 7+4reb, Z.Dragic 7+2reb Real Madrid: A.Randolph 20+14reb+1ast, S.Llull 18+1reb+6ast, O.Hunter 18+5reb+1ast, R.Fernandez 13+5reb+3ast, J.Carroll 11+4reb+1ast, J.Maciulis 7+4reb+3ast
Anadolu Efes' fans can celebrate the first win of their team after three consecutive losses. The victory is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Darussafaka (2-2) on the road game in Istanbul 84-79 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 26-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The winners were led by French guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket) who scored that evening 15 points and 9 assists and American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90, college: UCLA) supported him with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Even 13 points and 4 assists by American guard Scottie Wilbekin (188-93, college: Florida) did not help to save the game for Darussafaka. His fellow American import guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) added 11 points and 6 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Anadolu Efes (1-3) left bottom position moving up to twelfth place, which they share with Brose Bask. and Zalgiris. Loser Darussafaka dropped to the sixth position with two games lost. They share it with 5 other teams. Anadolu Efes will meet at home higher ranked Panathinaikos (#4) in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Darussafaka will play against Zalgiris in Kaunas and hope to secure a win. Top scorers: Darussafaka: S.Wilbekin 13+3reb+4ast, B.Wanamaker 11+2reb+6ast, M.Slaughter 10+6reb+2ast, J.Anderson 10+5ast, B.Batuk 7+3reb+1ast, A.Moerman 7+9reb+1ast Anadolu Efes: D.Thomas 17+4reb, T.Heurtel 15+1reb+9ast, B.Cotton 12+1reb+2ast, T.Honeycutt 12+9reb+2ast, D.Brown 10+3reb, B.Dunston 7+4reb+2ast
Euroleague top team - CSKA (4-0) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Unics Kazan (0-4) in Moscow 98-80. The game without a history. CSKA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. CSKA outrebounded Unics Kazan 36-25 including 26 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. CSKA players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) fired a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists for the winners. American guard Cory Higgins (195-89, college: Colorado) chipped in 14 points. American Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) produced 36 points (!!!) and Spanish point guard Joaquin Colom (188-88, college: Forca Lleida, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 5 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. CSKA have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Russia champion maintains first position with 4-0 record, which they share with Fenerbahce. Unics Kazan at the other side still closes the standings with four games lost. CSKA will have a break next round. Unics Kazan will play on the road against the league's second-placed Fenerbahce (#2) in Istanbul and hopes to get finally their first victory. Top scorers: Unics: K.Langford 36+4reb+2ast, J.Colom 12+2reb+5ast, A.Parakhouski 8+5reb+2ast, V.Panin 8+3reb+1ast, M.Banic 8+2reb, K.Kaimakoglou 3+3reb CSKA: M.Teodosic 16+1reb+10ast, C.Higgins 14+4reb, N.De Colo 11+3reb+3ast, K.Hines 10+3reb, A.Vorontsevich 9+7reb+1ast, A.Jackson 9+2ast
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old American small forward Chase Budinger (201-100kg-88, college: Arizona). He was with Brooklyn Nets in presason but was released 10 days ago. The last season Budinger played at the Suns in NBA where in 17 games he had 3.2ppg and 1.7rpg. He also played earlier that season for the Pacers in NBA. In 49 games he recorded 4.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. Budinger also spent pre-season at the Timberwolves earlier that year. In 2009 he... [read more]
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) agreed terms with 28-year old American small forward Chase Budinger (201-100kg-88, college: Arizona). He was with Brooklyn Nets in presason but was released 10 days ago. The last season Budinger played at the Suns in NBA where in 17 games he had 3.2ppg and 1.7rpg. He also played earlier that season for the Pacers in NBA. In 49 games he recorded 4.4ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. Budinger also spent pre-season at the Timberwolves earlier that year. In 2009 he was drafted by Detroit Pistons (NBA) in second round (44th overall). The former University of Arizona standoutis in his eighth season in pro basketball. Budinger was voted Pac-10 1st Team back in 2009 at his college time. Budinger has played also professionally for other NBA teams like Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves.
Nando De Colo claims Euroleague weekly honour - 1 day ago
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French Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader CSKA and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. The 29-year old shooting guard had the game-high 26 points adding four rebounds and six assists for CSKA in his team's victory, helping them to beat Anadolu Efes (#14, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 93-87. It allowed CSKA to jump to the first place in the Euroleague. They maintain a perfect r... [read more]
French Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader CSKA and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3. The 29-year old shooting guard had the game-high 26 points adding four rebounds and six assists for CSKA in his team's victory, helping them to beat Anadolu Efes (#14, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 93-87. It allowed CSKA to jump to the first place in the Euroleague. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is still on an early stage, but CSKA already had a very good start winning all 3 without losing a single one. In the team's last game De Colo had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at CSKA, through which he has constantly improved. De Colo has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.7ppg. De Colo is in league's top in and averages solid 53.1% FGP and 50.0% from behind 3-point line.
The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young shooting guard Marko Guduric (196-SG-95) of Crvena Zvezda. Guduric impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course Crvena Zvezda cruised to a 76-65 relatively comfortable win over FC Barcelona (1-2). The season is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Guduric is well-known by Crvena Zvezda fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.0ppg (#9). He also recorded 3.3 assists per game.
The third best performed player last round was Guinea-Bissau Colton Iverson (212-C-89, agency: Pensack Sports) of Maccabi T-A (#12). Iverson scored 17 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of Maccabi T-A, leading his team to a 98-92 win against Galatasaray (#16, 0-3). With bigger assistance of his teammates, Iverson could try to bring Maccabi T-A's a little bit higher in the standings. Iverson has a very solid season. In 3 games in Euroleague he scored 11.0ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Johannes Voigtmann (210-C-92) of Baskonia - 18 points and 11 rebounds 5. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87) of Unics - 17 points and 7 rebounds 6. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89) of Panathinaikos - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists 7. Justin Dentmon (183-PG-85) of Galatasaray - 22 points and 4 assists 8. Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce - 14 points and 8 rebounds 9. Sonny Weems (198-G/F-86) of Maccabi T-A - 23 points and 5 rebounds 10. Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) of Real Madrid - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc. The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy. The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)
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