Panathinaikos - Anadolu Efes 75-62 Panathinaikos celebrated the sixth victory in the EuroLeague Top 16 campaign. They knocked down Anadolu Efes in Athens to share the third/fourth position in Group E with CSKA. Roko-Leni Ukic (196-PG-84) and Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) delivered 13 points each to lead the Greek side. Anadolu Efes looked determined and confident in the opening quarter. The Turkish side grabbed a 21:19 lead after ten minutes. However Panathinaikos quickly denied the deficit. The Hellenes stiffened defensively and levelled things up at 38 at the interval. Panathinaikos stayed aggressive defensively in the third term. Roko-Leni Ukic and Dimitris Diamantidis gave the hosts a 56:48 lead midway through the period. Panathinaikos entered the fourth frame up by 5 points 56:51. The visitors opened the final frame with five points in a row to deny the deficit. However Panathinaikos answered with a stunning 16:0 run to clear off for good. Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Michael Bramos produced 11 points each for the home team. Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket) answered with game-high 21 points for Anadolu Efes. Jordan Farmar netted 10 points in the loss.
Unicaja - Zalgiris 67-83 Zalgiris Kaunas upset Unicaja in Malaga for 4-5 record in Group F. The Lithuanian team tied both records after a road 83:67 win. Unicaja started with 19-16 lead in the first period but failed to win the first half. The Lithuanian squad bounced back with 22-12 and grabbed 38:31 halftime advantage. It was again the home side to win the third period 15-11 and to reduce to the minimum. Zalgiris Kaunas however erupted with 24-11 and took the important win. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) poured in 15 points and Oliver Lafayette (188-G-84, college: Houston) added 14. Tremmell Darden followed them with 9 points, whilst Marko Popovic and Ksistof Lavrinovic notched 8 each. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85, agency: Beo Basket) ended up with 13 points and Luka Zoric posted 12. Sergi Vidal ended up with 9 and Fran Vazquez delivered 8.
CSKA - ALBA 80-65 CSKA bounced back from the loss in the previous round of EuroLeague Top 16 to knock down Alba in the Russian capital. Nenad Krstic (212-C-83) provided 20 points to lead the winners as they improved at 6-3 record in Group E. Alba fell at 1-8 record after the defeat. Alba jumped to a 7:3 lead early in the game and maintained it for some time. However CSKA capped the first period with five points in a row to take a 20:16 lead. CSKA opened the second quarter on a 12:0 run to build a 32:16 advantage. The hosts kept Alba at bay throughout the rest of the half posting a 44:33 lead at the interval. Foster and Nihad Djedovic dragged Alba within 7 points midway through the third term 50:57. CSKA were able to enter the fourth frame up by 9 points 63:54. Sonny Weems and Papaloukas gave the hosts an 11-point cushion early in the fourth period. But DaShaun Wood (185-PG-85, college: Wright St.) and Byars answered with back-to-back three-pointers as Alba trimmed the deficit at 5-point mark 65:70. Nenad Krstic scored four straight points to trigger a 10:0 run from the hosts that closed the game. Sonny Weems and Votontsevich delivered 10 points each for the winners. DaShaun Wood answered with 11 points for Alba. Zach Morley, Deon Thompson and Nihad Djedovic added 10 points apiece in the loss.
Real Madrid - Brose Bask. 76-73 Real Madrid escape with the narrow win over Brose Baskets Bamberg. The Spanish team trailed for the majority of the game but needed 19-13 rally in the last stanza to win 76:73. Real Madrid actually won the first period 21-20, but allowed the guests to take control at the end of the half. Brose Baskets Bamberg posted 21-18 in the second frame and grabbed 41:39 halftime advantage. Moreover the German team won the third period 19-18 and led 7 points midway through the last stanza. Jaycee Carroll (188-G-83, agency: Priority Sports) tied the game first at 64:64 and then Felipe Reyes closed the run at 70:64. Although Maik Zirbes tied the game later for the guests at 73:73, Dontaye Draper nailed three for the home side to celebrate a tough 76:73 win. Jaycee Carroll top-scored for the winners with 11 points, while Nikola Mirotic and Rudy Fernandez added 9 each. Rafael Hettsheimer and Mirza Begic (217-C-85) followed them with 8 points each. Anton Gavel (188-PG-84, agency: Pro One Sports) answered with 15 points in the losing case and Maik Zirbes had 14. Jeremiah Massey brought 11, while Matt Walsh had 10.
Besiktas - Olympiacos 60-79 Olympiacos Piraeus successfully starts Round 9 in Istanbul as they rout Besiktas JK for 6-3 record. The Greek side won 79:60 in the opener of Thursday. Besiktas JK fell at 0-9 record in Group F. Besiktas JK had nothing to lose in the game and started better. The Turkish team posted a 15-13 rally in the first period, but could not match the opponents in the rest of the game. Olympiacos Piraeus replied with 25-15 in the second period and never looked behind after. Moreover the guests produced 22-21 in the third quarter and added 19-9 in the last stanza. Josh Powell (206-F-83, college: N.Carolina St.) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Kostas Papanikolaou (206-F-90) added 11. Vassilis Spanoulis and Georgios Printezis delivered 9 points each in a win. Gasper Vidmar (211-C/F-87) and Patrick Christopher replied with 13 points in the losing effort. Randal Falker and Ricky Minard followed them with 11 points each.
Montepaschi - Fener.Ulker 87-69 Montepaschi eased past Fenerbahce in Siena tonight. The victory propelled the Italian champions at 7-2 record in Group F. Aleksandar Rasic (195-PG-84, agency: Beo Basket) led well-balanced effort with 16 points for the hosts. Montepaschi led by just three points after ten minutes of action 21:18. However the hosts erupted for 28 points in the second frame to clear off. The Siena outfit established a comfortable 49:35 halftime advantage. Fenerbahce stopped the rot in the third term. The Turkish team adjusted their defence and limited Siena to 16 points in the period. Fenerbahce were able to get within 12 points at the final intermission. Montepaschi regained composure in the final quarter and raced to a confident win at the end. Daniel Hackett (200-PG-87, agency: Two Points, college: USC) netted 13 points, while David Moss and Bobby Brown contributed 12 points each for the winners. Bojan Bogdanovic (203-SG-89) answered with 22 points for Fenerbahce. Bo McCalebb netted 10 points in the loss.
Caja Laboral - Maccabi T-A 62-66 Maccabi Electra stole a show from Fernando Buesa Arena. The Israeli team revenged for 1-point loss at home on January 3rd when the Spanish team won 71:70. Tonight Maccabi Electra celebrated a 66:62 win for 4-5 record. Caja Laboral Vitoria also dropped at the same record on the fifth place. It was a slow start when the guests grabbed 11-10 lead. Caja Laboral Vitoria replied with 21-17 rally in the second frame and took 3-point advantage at the halftime. Caja Laboral Vitoria also won the third frame 16-15 but could not win the game. Maccabi Electra erupted with 23-15 surge in the last stanza for the final result. Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and David Logan (185-G-82, college: Indianapolis) added 16. Shawn James brought 11, while Ricky Hickman delivered 10. Maciej Lampe finished the game with 19 points for the home side and Fernando San Emeterio scored 11. Thomas Heurtel posted 9, whilst Fabien Causeur netted 6.
FCB Regal - Khimky 71-69 FC Barcelona Regal celebrated the eighth victory in the EuroLeague Top 16. They held off ambitious Khimky in the Catalan capital for 8-1 record on top of Group F. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) stepped up with 19 points to lead the hosts. Khimky fell at 5-4 record in the fourth position in the ladder. Barcelona enjoyed a 21:16 lead ten minutes into the game. They stayed aggressive offensively throughout the second period. The hosts piled up a 44:34 halftime advantage. Barcelona kept their opponents at safe distance throughout the third term. They established a 12-point lead heading into the fourth stanza. But Khimky refused to give up. Loncar trigged an 8:0 run from Khimky as they narrowed the deficit at 4-point mark midway through the final frame. Monya cut the deficit to 3 points but Barcelona did not allow the visitors any closer. Juan Carlos Navarro scored six points and the home team coasted to the win at the end. Ante Tomic (217-C-87) delivered 16 points, while Erazem Lorbek added 11 points for the winning side. Paul Davis (211-C-84, college: Michigan St.) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds for Khimky. Zoran Planinic and Vitaliy Fridzon chipped in 12 points each in the loss.
Panathinaikos is considering to sign Milko Bjelica - 1 hour ago
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Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is close to sign 32-year old Montenegrin power forward Milko Bjelica (207-112kg-84, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in Turkey. He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. In 24 BSL games he had 6.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg last season. Bjelica helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Bjelica also played 24 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.5ppg and 3.4rpg. The previous (14-15) season he... [read more]
Panathinaikos Athens (A1) is close to sign 32-year old Montenegrin power forward Milko Bjelica (207-112kg-84, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in Turkey. He is a dual citizen owning also Serbian passport. In 24 BSL games he had 6.7ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.3apg last season. Bjelica helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Bjelica also played 24 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.5ppg and 3.4rpg. The previous (14-15) season he played at Anadolu Efes (TBL) in Turkish league. In 22 games he recorded 11.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg. Bjelica also played 28 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.8ppg and 2.5rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Bjelica's team was regular season runner-up in Spanish ACB in 2013. He was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015. Bjelica also represented Montenegro at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 two years ago. His stats at that event were 2 games: 5.0ppg, 5.0rpg. Bjelica is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (Braunschweig and Koeln 99ers), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Spain (Laboral Kutxa) and Serbia (Crvena Zvezda).
Defending champion B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) agreed terms with 30-year old Lithuanian international guard Arturas Milaknis (195-90kg-86). It is actually his comeback to Kaunas as he has played here before. Milaknis played last season at Unics in Russian VTB league. In 16 Eurocup games he had 6.9ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he recorded 7.8ppg and 1.4rpg. Milaknis helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.... [read more]
Defending champion B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (LKL) agreed terms with 30-year old Lithuanian international guard Arturas Milaknis (195-90kg-86). It is actually his comeback to Kaunas as he has played here before. Milaknis played last season at Unics in Russian VTB league. In 16 Eurocup games he had 6.9ppg and 1.3rpg. He also played 31 games in VTB United League where he recorded 7.8ppg and 1.4rpg. Milaknis helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. The previous (14-15) season he played at Zalgiris. In 49 LKL games he recorded 10.8ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.4apg. Milaknis contributed to his team winning the league title and the cup. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team. Milaknis also played 24 games in Euroleague where he recorded 10.0ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.4apg. The other team Milaknis played shortly was Zalgiris. He contributed to his team winning the league title and the cup. It was another spectacular season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 2nd Team. Milaknis also represented Lithuania at the European Championships last year. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 7 games: 5.1ppg, FGP: 0.0%, 3PT: 42.3%, FT: 75.0%. Milaknis has played previously for three other Lithuanian teams: Vytautas, Zalgiris II Kaunas and Triobet. He could be described:
An active SG, with good touch from outside, who needs to improve his shooting selection.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) signed 23-year old international power forward Samet Geyik (205-98kg-93) from Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir. In 15 BSL games he had 3.9ppg and 2.3rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Geyik also spent pre-season at Darussafaka that year. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Newcomers Team back in 2012. Geyik has been also a member of Turkish international program for som... [read more]
Anadolu Efes Istanbul (BSL) signed 23-year old international power forward Samet Geyik (205-98kg-93) from Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir. In 15 BSL games he had 3.9ppg and 2.3rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Geyik also spent pre-season at Darussafaka that year. The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Newcomers Team back in 2012. Geyik has been also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He has regularly played for Turkish senior team since 2014 and previously for U18 National Team between 2010 and 2011. Geyik also represented Turkey at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) three years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 62.0%, 3PT: 27.8%, FT: 62.5%. Geyik has played previously for two other teams: Tofas and Bornova.
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