Results and Stats from Regular Season Round 8 - Nov 30, 2012
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Real Madrid - Fener.Ulker 77-61 Real struck late and defeated Fenerbahce in the 8th round of Euroleague regular season. Nikola Mirotic (207-F/C-91) posted 18 points and 6 boards to pace the hosts as they climbed at 6-2 record on top of Group A ladder. Fenerbahce slipped at 4-4 record in the standings. Real got to slow start. The visitors pulled ahead in the opening quarter. Fenerhabce recorded a 19:16 lead after ten minutes. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) and Andersen gave the visitors a 24:16 lead early in the second quarter. Fenerbahce stayed in front though Real were able to get within 3 points at halftime 36:39. The teams stayed close throughout the third term. Marcus Slaughter (204-C/F-85, college: San Diego St.) capped the period with a dunk to give the hosts a narrow 54:52 lead. Real opened the fourth frame with 10 unanswered points and never looked back en route to the victory. Marcus Slaughter chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds for Real. Jaycee Carroll and Felipe Reyes netted 10 points apiece in the win. Bojan Bogdanovic answered with 18 points for Fenerbahce. Bo McCalebb and Emir Preldzic contributed 10 points each in the loss.
Panathinaikos - Un.Olimpija 80-72 Panathinaikos Athens overcame Union Olimpija in Greece in Round 8 of EuroLeague. The Greek side grabbed 5-3 record in Group A after an 80:72 victory. The Slovenian team fell at 2-6 record. Panathinaikos Athens was happy to go on 17-11 lead in front of 5000 local fans in O.A.K.A. Arena. Union Olimpija bounced back with 22-18 in the second frame and reduced to 2 points at the halftime. The third period became decisive in the game as the hosts erupted with 27-16 surge and never looked behind after. Union Olimpija won the last period 23-18 but managed to reduce to final 8 points. Roko-Leni Ukic and Marcus Banks (188-G-81, college: UNLV) stepped up with 14 points each, while Stephane Lasme nailed 13. Michael Bramos (197-G/F-87, college: Miami, OH) tossed in 11, whilst Jonas Maciulis had 10. Jaka Blazic finished the game with 17 points in the losing effort and Dino Muric (200-F-90) posted 16. Klemen Prepelic had 11, whilst Aaron Baynes (208-C-86, college: Washington St.) accounted for 7.
Khimky - Cantu 77-53 Khimky made a big step towards EuroLeague Last 16 stage. They knocked down visiting Mapooro Cantu to improve at 5-3 record in Group A. Zoran Planinic and Paul Davis accounted for 14 points each to pace the hosts. Cantu fell at 2-6 record after the loss. Cantu started strong with Manuchar Markoishvili (196-SF-86) orchestrating the show. The Georgian player fired 12 points in the opening quarter as Cantu gained a 24:23 lead. Khimky tipped off the second term with 7 points in a row to surge ahead. They later took control with a 10:1 run and posted a 44:31 halftime lead. Sergey Monya and Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) made it 52:33 for the hosts early in the third term. Khimky did not slow down and recorded a 62:43 advantage into the final stanza. Khimky never looked back afterwards coasting to the win. Vitaliy Fridzon and Sergey Monya finished with 11 points each for the hosts. Manuchar Markoishvili answered with 16 points for Cantu. Maarten Leunen had 11 points in the loss.
Montepaschi - Unicaja 91-72 Montepaschi Siena outgun Unicaja Malaga in Italy in one of the last games of Round 8 in EuroLeague. The Italian team improved to 5-3 record in Group B. Montepaschi Siena continues their dominance at the International Arena and won the fifth game already. They started the game with 30-20 surge and never looked behind after. The Italian side added 26-20 in the second quarter and led 56:40 at the halftime. Unicaja Malaga managed to win the third period 19-18 and reduced to 15-points entering the last stanza. Montepaschi Siena however produced a 17-13 rally in the last stanza to seal the victory. David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.) top-scored for the winners with 13 points and Benjamin Ortner (206-F/C-83, college: Metro St.) tossed in 12. Kristjan Kangur contributed 11, while Aleksandar Rasic (195-PG-84, agency: Beo Basket) and Viktor Sanikidze added 10 each. Luka Zoric answered with 29 points in defeat, while Krunoslav Simon notched 16.
Maccabi T-A - Chalon 78-73 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv improved to 6-2 record in Group B after a home victory over Elan Chalon. The Israeli Champion grabbed 78:73 victory in front of more than 11000 local fans. Elan Chalon surprised the crowd with 26-24 in the first period and added 17-14 in the second frame. The French representative also scored 17 points in the third quarter but it was not enough for the victory in the frame. Maccabi needed a 20-17 rally in the third period and finished the game with 20-13 in the last stanza. David Logan scored the last point for the winning team. Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia) stepped up with 19 points for the winners and David Logan tossed in 17. Shawn James delivered 10, while Ricky Hickman and Lior Eliyahu added 8 apiece. Brion Rush posted 17 points for the visiting side, while Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Loyola, IL) had 12. Steed Tchicamboud and Shelden Williams (206-F-83, college: Duke) scored 10 points each in the losing effort.
ALBA - Asseco Prok. 67-64 Alba Berlin escape the late scare from Asseco Prokom Gdynia to take 4-4 record in Group B. The German team needed a 67:64 win in Round 8 of EuroLeague. The Polish team fell at 1-7 record at the bottom of the group. Alba Berlin won the first period 15-13 and added 21-15 in the second frame. They also looked better in the third quarter and produced 16-13 rally for 52:41 at the end of 30 minutes. Asseco Prokom Gdynia however erupted with an 8-0 run early in the last period and reduced to 56:53 after Jerel Blassingame shot. Pamula cut it to 63:62 with less than 20 seconds to go, but DaShaun Wood and Zach Morley (203-F-83, college: Wisconsin) were perfect from the free throw line. DaShaun Wood top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Zach Morley notched 13. Deon Thompson delivered 11, while Yassin Idbihi added 10. Rasid Mahalbasic answered with 12 points in the losing effort and Lukasz Koszarek posted 10. Jerel Blassingame and Alex Acker (196-G-83, college: Pepperdine) followed them with 8 points apiece.
Zalgiris - Olympiacos 63-77 Olympiacos Piraeus stole the show from 15000 Arena in Kaunas in EuroLegaue Group C. The Greek side needed a 77:63 to tie both records at 6-2 on top of the group. It was the top game of the group and brought lots of interest even before the start. Olympiacos Piraeus grabbed 21-18 lead after the first 10 minutes and added defensive 10-9 in the second quarter. Zalgiris Kaunas woke up with 23-17 in the third period and Marko Popovic (185-G-82, agency: Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC) closed the frame from the three-point line for 50:48. Olympiacos Piraeus meanwhile erupted with 29-13 in the last stanza and sealed the victory. Vassilis Spanoulis stepped up with 16 points and Kostas Papanikolaou netted 13. Josh Powell delivered 10, while Acie Law added 7. Rimantas Kaukenas totaled 17 points in the losing effort, while Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84, agency: Alti Sport) contributed 11. Tremmell Darden and Marko Popovic scored 7 points each in a loss.
Caja Laboral - EA7 Armani 64-62 Caja Laboral celebrated the second win in EuroLeague season. The Vitoria outfit held off visiting Emporio Armani to gain 2-6 record in Group C. The Italian team slipped at 3-5 record after the defeat. Fernando San Emeterio (198-F/G-84) scored 17 points to pace the hosts. Emporio Armani started strong. The visitors pulled ahead early in the game and posted a 19:14 lead after ten minutes. Emporio Armani went on a 14:0 run midway through the second quarter to build a 35:19 advantage. The visitors enjoyed a 42:28 halftime lead. Caja Laboral turned things around in the third term. They adjusted defensively and held their opponents to 11 points to narrow the margin at 8-point mark. Caja Laboral used a 6:0 spurt midway through the fourth frame to knot things up at 59. Omar-Sharif Cook (188-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket, college: St.John's) put Emporio Armani back in charge with a three-pointer but Fernando San Emeterio responded with his own triple to keep teams drawn. Thomas Huertel followed with a layup as Caja Laboral surged in front with 5 seconds remaining. Basile had a chance to save the game for Emporio Armani but missed a three-pointer. Maciej Lampe provided 14 points and 12 boards, while Thomas Heurtel added 11 points in the win. Keith Langford answered with 16 points for Emporio Armani. Omar-Sharif Cook netted 14 points in defeat.
Cedevita - Anadolu Efes 73-81 Anadolu Efes Istanbul upset Cedevita in Zagreb in the start of Round 8 in EuroLeague. The Turkish side grabbed 81:73 for 5-3 record in Group C. Cedevita meanwhile fell at 2-6 record. Cedevita Zagreb started the game with 24-21 in the first period, but failed later in the game. The guests replied with 23-11 in the second frame and took 44:35 at the halftime. Cedevita Zagreb tied their best to recover in the game and posted 20-15 in the third period to trail 4 points after 30 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul meanwhile needed a 22-18 surge to post the important win. Jordan Farmar (188-PG-86, college: UCLA) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Sasha Vujacic notched 17. Kerem Gonlum delivered 11, while Semih Erden had 10. Bracey Wright ended up with 24 points in the losing effort and Mickael Gelabale (201-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) posted 18. Luksa Andric tossed in 12, while Vlado Ilievski delivered 7.
Besiktas - FCB Regal 48-78 FC Barcelona Regal claimed the eighth straight win in Euroleague season. The Spanish powerhouse stunned Besiktas in Istanbul tonight. Joe Ingles (203-SF-87, agency: Priority Sports) nailed 22 points to keep Barcelona undefeated. Besiktas fell at 4-4 record after the loss. Barcelona capped the first frame with three free throws to take an 18:14 lead. Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-PG-76, college: Maryland) drilled two three-pointers to organize a 13:0 run from the visitors early in the second quarter. The Spanish team accumulated a 31:14 lead. They finished the first half up by 15 points 39:24. Joe Ingles delivered 7 points in the third term as the visitors gained a comfortable 62:38 advantage at the final intermission. Barcelona stayed in charge throughout the fourth quarter and marched to the victory at the end. Ante Tomic posted 9 points, while Sarunas Jasikevicius delivered 8 points for the winners. Gasper Vidmar answered with 18 points and 6 boards for Besiktas. Fikret Can Akin (190-G-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) netted 9 points in the defeat.
Partizan - Lietuvos rytas 75-74 Drew Gordon (205-F-90, college: N.Mexico) dunked late in regulation to clinch victory for Partizan against Lietuvos Rytas in Belgrade. The win carried the hosts at 2-6 record in Group D. Davis Davis Bertans nailed 14 points to pace the hosts. Partizan led comfortably 18:11 after ten minutes. Lietuvos Rytas found the right rhythm in the second term. The visitors cut the deficit at 6-point mark at halftime 39:33. Partizan took over again in the third quarter. The margin grew at 12-point mark on Drew Gordon lay-up. However Janis Blums dragged the visitors with 8 points at the final break 51:59. Leon Radosevic (206-C-90) scored 6 points in an 11:0 run from the Lithuanian team to open the fourth quarter. The teams went neck and neck then. Seibutis made it 74:73 for Lietuvos Rytas with under two minutes remaining. But Drew Gordon dunked for a narrow Partizan lead with 90 seconds remaining. Seibutis missed two attempts in the remaining seconds as Partizan snatched a tough win at the end. Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) posted 13 points, while Dejan Musli contributed 12 points in the victory. Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 16 points for Lietuvos Rytas. Leon Radosevic provided 15 points in defeat.
Brose Bask. - CSKA 89-97 CSKA brought victory from EuroLeague trip to Germany. The Moscow powerhouse overcame Brose Baskets in Bambert to clinch 7-1 record in Group D. Dionte Christmas (196-G-86, college: Temple) nailed 21 points to lead the winners. CSKA erupted for 29 points in the opening frame to grab the lead. They entered the second quarter up by five points. CSKA extended the gap in the second term. The visitors secured a 50:39 halftime buffer. Bamberg started to pick up the tempo in the third term. They opened the period with six points in a row. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) capped the term with a free throw as Brose Baskets trailed by just three points before the final frame 64:67. But CSKA did not allow the hosts to pull ahead. Sonny Weems and Dionte Christmas made it 89:80 for CSKA late in regulation and the visitors ran away with victory. Milos Teodosic provided 19 points and 9 assists for CSKA. Sonny Weems added 16 points in the victory. Casey Jacobsen (198-G/F-81, college: Stanford) responded with 18 points for Brose Baskets. Anton Gavel had 16 points in the loss.
Nikolajs Mazurs to join Unics' coaching staff - 13 hours ago
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Nikolajs Mazurs is joining Unics Kazan. The Latvian specialist will work in head coach's Evgeny Pashutin team. Nikolajs Mazurs started the season at helm of Avtodor Saratov. He left though shortly. Previously he worked with Dynamo Moscow, Vita Tbilisi, VEF Riga, VEF Riga Kadeti. He also guided Latvian U18 and U20 National Teams. [read more]
Nikolajs Mazurs is joining Unics Kazan. The Latvian specialist will work in head coach's Evgeny Pashutin team. Nikolajs Mazurs started the season at helm of Avtodor Saratov. He left though shortly. Previously he worked with Dynamo Moscow, Vita Tbilisi, VEF Riga, VEF Riga Kadeti. He also guided Latvian U18 and U20 National Teams.
Randolph's 21 points give him Player of the Week award - 2 days ago
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27-year old power forward Anthony Randolph (211-F/C-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Real Madrid and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28. He had the game-high 21 points adding five rebounds for Real Madrid in his team's victory, helping them to beat Olympiacos (#3, 19-9) 79-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Real Madrid to consolidate first place in the Euroleague. They would h... [read more]
27-year old power forward Anthony Randolph (211-F/C-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Real Madrid and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 28. He had the game-high 21 points adding five rebounds for Real Madrid in his team's victory, helping them to beat Olympiacos (#3, 19-9) 79-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Real Madrid to consolidate first place in the Euroleague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Real Madrid has a very solid 21-7 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Randolph had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Anthony Randolph averages this season 10.7ppg and 5.3rpg.
Second best performed player last round was Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of league's second-best CSKA. He is French guard in his 3rd season at CSKA. In the last game De Colo recorded impressive 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course CSKA cruised to a 85-74 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Unics (#16, 7-21). CSKA's second position in the standings has not changed. His team's 21-7 record is not bad at all. De Colo is one of the most experienced players at CSKA and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.
Third place about best performers goes to center Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) of EA7 Armani (#15). Raduljica scored 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Raduljica's great performance EA7 Armani lost 76-84 to the higher-ranked Brose Bask. (#12, 10-18). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. EA7 Armani can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 7-21 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Raduljica he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Raduljica has a very solid season. In 27 games in Euroleague he scored 8.4ppg.
Other top performing players last week: 4. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) of Olympiacos - 18 points and 4 rebounds 5. Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Fenerbahce - 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists 6. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists 7. Sergio Llull (190-SG-87) of Real Madrid - 21 points and 5 assists 8. Artsiom Parakhouski (210-C-87) of Unics - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 9. Fabien Causeur (195-SG-87) of Brose Bask. - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists 10. Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos - 18 points and 8 rebounds
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)
FC Barcelona - Crvena Zvezda 67-54 Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Serbian Crvena Zvezda (15-13) and Spanish FC Barcelona (11-17), which took place in Barcelona. 8th ranked Crvena Zvezda lost to eleventh ranked FC Barcelona in a road game 54-67. It looked good early as Crvena Zvezda took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then FC Barcelona had a 15-11 second period charge getting the lead and Crvena Zvezda was not able to take back game control losin... [read more]
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Serbian Crvena Zvezda (15-13) and Spanish FC Barcelona (11-17), which took place in Barcelona. 8th ranked Crvena Zvezda lost to eleventh ranked FC Barcelona in a road game 54-67. It looked good early as Crvena Zvezda took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then FC Barcelona had a 15-11 second period charge getting the lead and Crvena Zvezda was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 54-67. Greek Stratos Perperoglou (203-84) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Finnish point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88) chipped in 13 points. Forward Marko Simonovic (201-86, agency: BeoBasket) produced 7 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Nate Wolters (193-91, college: S.Dakota St., agency: Pensack Sports) added 8 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. FC Barcelona maintains eleventh position with 11-17 record. Defending Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. FC Barcelona's next round opponent will be Maccabi T-A (#14) in Tel-Aviv. Top scorers: Crvena Zvezda: L.Mitrovic 8+3reb, C.Jenkins 8+2ast, N.Wolters 8+4reb+2ast, B.Lazic 7+4reb, M.Simonovic 7+8reb+3ast, M.Guduric 5+1reb+1ast FC Barcelona: S.Perperoglou 17+5reb+3ast, P.Koponen 13+4reb+2ast, A.Vezenkov 8+1reb, B.Oleson 7+1reb+1ast, V.Claver 5+10reb+1ast, T.Rice 5+2ast
No shocking result in a game when second ranked CSKA (21-7) beat on the road bottom-ranked Unics Kazan (7-21) 85-74 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by CSKA. Unics Kazan was better in fourth quarter 17-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. CSKA looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Unics Kazan was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for French Nando De-Colo (196-87) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws). Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 assists for the winners. Guard Anton Ponkrashov (200-86, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 16 points and 7 assists and Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (210-87, college: Radford) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Unics Kazan. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Russian champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Real Madrid. Unics Kazan lost eleventh consecutive game. They dropped to the bottom place with 21 games lost. CSKA will face Panathinaikos (#5) in Athens in the next round. Unics Kazan will play on the road against Crvena Zvezda (#8) in Beograd and hope to win that game. Top scorers: Unics: K.Langford 17+1reb+4ast, A.Ponkrashov 16+3reb+7ast, A.Parakhouski 14+8reb+2ast, P.Antipov 9+3reb+1ast, D.Andjusic 7+3reb+1ast, M.Banic 4+1reb+1ast CSKA: N.De Colo 22+5reb+4ast, M.Teodosic 12+2reb+12ast, N.Kurbanov 9+7reb+2ast, A.Vorontsevich 9+3reb+1ast, A.Jackson 7+1reb+2ast, J.Freeland 6+2reb
An interesting game for Spanish Real Madrid (21-7) which played road game in Athens against 3rd ranked Greek Olympiacos (19-9). First ranked Real Madrid managed to get a 6-point victory 79-73. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The winners were led by American power forward Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) who scored that evening 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and Sergio Llull (190-87) supported him with 21 points and 5 assists. Even 18 points by Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94) did not help to save the game for Olympiacos. Forward Kostas Papanikolaou (206-90) added 11 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Defending Spanish champion maintains first position with 21-7 record, which they share with CSKA. Defending Greek champion Olympiacos keep the third place with nine games lost. Real Madrid will meet at home Fenerbahce (#4) in the next round. Olympiacos will play against Anadolu Efes in Istanbul and hope to secure a win. Top scorers: Olympiacos: N.Milutinov 18+4reb, K.Papanikolaou 11+6reb+2ast, D.Agravanis 10+3reb+1ast, V.Spanoulis 9+4reb+3ast, E.Green 7+2reb+1ast, E.Mantzaris 5+3reb+3ast Real Madrid: A.Randolph 21+5reb+1ast, S.Llull 21+1reb+5ast, O.Hunter 10+2reb, J.Maciulis 7+4reb+2ast, J.Taylor 5+2reb, L.Doncic 4+3reb+3ast
Rather expected game when 11th ranked Galatasaray (10-18) lost to ninth ranked Darussafaka (14-14) in Istanbul 67-73 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 24-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. It was a very good performance for American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds. The other American import forward Will Clyburn (201-90, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (201-85, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and German center Tibor Pleiss (217-89) added 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks in the effort for Galatasaray. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Darussafaka maintains ninth position with 14-14 record. Loser Galatasaray dropped to the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Darussafaka will face Brose Baskets (#12) in Bamberg in the next round. Galatasaray will play at home against Baskonia and hope to win that game. Top scorers: Galatasaray: V.Micov 17+5reb+1ast, A.Daye 11+1reb, C.Korkmaz 9, T.Pleiss 8+9reb+1ast, J.Diebler 5+1reb+3ast, S.Guler 5+1reb+5ast Darussafaka: B.Wanamaker 22+6reb+2ast, W.Clyburn 15+9reb+3ast, S.Wilbekin 13+1reb+3ast, J.Anderson 8+7reb+3ast, B.Batuk 6+3reb+1ast, A.Moerman 3
Round 28 most important game was a victory of Greek Panathinaikos over 6th ranked Spanish Baskonia72-63 on Thursday night. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Baskonia. Baskonia trailed by 16 points at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 26-18 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 63-72 at the end of the game. Panathinaikos dominated on the defensive end, holding Baskonia to just 6 points in first quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Chris Singleton (206-89, college: Florida St.) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 8 rebounds. American-Greek point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida) contributed with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. German center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds and Hungarian Adam Hanga (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Baskonia. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Panathinaikos have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Fenerbahce. Baskonia at the other side keeps the sixth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Anadolu Efes. Panathinaikos is looking forward to face league's second-placed CSKA in Moscow in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Baskonia will play on the road against Galatasaray (#13) in Istanbul and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident. Top scorers: Baskonia: A.Hanga 13+5reb+3ast, J.Voigtmann 12+7reb+3ast, C.Budinger 11+3reb+3ast, S.Larkin 7+3reb+2ast, I.Diop 7+4reb+2ast, T.Shengelia 6+2reb+1ast Panathinaikos: C.Singleton 18+8reb, M.James 11+1reb+3ast, J.Gist 11+5reb+1ast, J.Feldeine 8+1reb+3ast, N.Calathes 8+6reb+8ast, K.Gabriel 6+3reb
The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourteenth ranked German Brose Baskets' (10-18) road victory over 15th ranked Italian Armani Milano (7-21) 84-76 on Thursday. Armani Milano trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 24-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 76-84 at the end of the game. Brose Baskets looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a very good performance for French Fabien Causeur (195-87) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 8 rebounds. Italian Nicolo Melli (205-91) contributed with 9 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Brose Baskets' coach used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) replied with 19 points and 9 rebounds and American-Georgian guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) added 20 points and 4 assists in the effort for Armani Milano. Defending German champion moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Maccabi T-A and Galatasaray. Armani Milano lost seventh consecutive game. Defending Italian champion keeps the fifteenth position with 21 games lost. Brose Baskets will face higher ranked Darussafaka (#9) in Istanbul in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Armani Milano will play on the road against Zalgiris (#10) in Kaunas and hope to win that game. Top scorers: EA7 Armani: R.Hickman 20+4reb+4ast, M.Raduljica 19+9reb+1ast, A.Cinciarini 9+3reb+3ast, M.Kalnietis 8+3reb+4ast, J.McLean 8+3reb+1ast, D.Pascolo 7+2reb+2ast Brose Bask.: F.Causeur 17+8reb+2ast, J.McNeal 12+3reb+1ast, L.Radosevic 9+2reb+3ast, N.Melli 9+8reb+1ast, D.Theis 8+1reb, D.Miller 7+2reb+3ast
The game between 13th ranked Israeli Maccabi T-A (10-18) and tenth ranked Lithuanian Zalgiris (13-15) in Tel-Aviv on Thursday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Kaunas beat Maccabi T-A 93-77. The game without a history. Zalgiris led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Maccabi T-A's 28. Zalgiris looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a very good performance for Paulius Jankunas (205-84) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Edgaras Ulanovas (197-92) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. American forward Victor Rudd (205-91, college: S.Florida) replied with 16 points and 4 assists and his fellow American import swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) added 10 points and 5 assists in the effort for Maccabi T-A. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Lithuanian champion maintains tenth position with 13-15 record. Loser Maccabi T-A dropped to the twelfth place with 18 games lost. Zalgiris will face Armani Milano (#15) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Maccabi T-A will play against FC Barcelona and it may be a tough game between close rivals. Top scorers: Maccabi T-A: V.Rudd 16+3reb+4ast, S.Landesberg 11, D.Smith 10+1reb+5ast, D.Simpson 10+2reb+2ast, J.Alexander 9+3reb+1ast, G.Pnini 8+3reb+1ast Zalgiris: E.Ulanovas 20+1reb+1ast, K.Pangos 15+2reb+3ast, A.Kavaliauskas 14+7reb, P.Jankunas 12+7reb+5ast, B.Motum 10+2reb, A.Milaknis 6
Important game to mention about took place in Istanbul. Seventh ranked Anadolu Efes (16-12) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 4th ranked Fenerbahce (17-11) 80-77 on Thursday evening. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 23-15 Fenerbahce's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 80-77 at the end of the game. Anadolu Efes dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Fenerbahce's 30. Fenerbahce was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of Uruguayan-Italian guard Jayson Granger (189-89) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 5 assists and American-Armenian center Bryant Dunston (203-86) who added 14 points during the contest. Granger is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Anadolu Efes' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side American-Turkish point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and Serbian swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92) scored 16 points and 4 assists. Four Fenerbahce players scored in double figures. Anadolu Efes have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Baskonia. Defending Turkish champion Fenerbahce keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Panathinaikos. Anadolu Efes will play against higher ranked Olympiacos (#3) in Athens in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Fenerbahce will play on the road against the league's leader Real Madrid and hopes to get back on the winning track. Top scorers: Fenerbahce: B.Dixon 19+8reb+3ast, B.Bogdanovic 16+2reb+4ast, N.Kalinic 12, M.Mahmutoglu 10+2ast, E.Udoh 8+10reb+2ast, J.Vesely 7+4reb Anadolu Efes: B.Dunston 14+4reb+1ast, J.Granger 13+4reb+5ast, B.Paul 10+1reb+1ast, D.Brown 10+3reb+3ast, T.Honeycutt 9+3reb, D.Balbay 8+4reb+2ast
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