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Superleague Standings
 1. Kutaisi 19-9 
 2. Batumi 19-9 
 3. Dinamo Tbilisi 17-11 
 4. Sokhumi 15-13 
 5. Rustavi 14-14 
 6. Mgzavrebi 14-14 
 7. Olimpi 9-19 
 8. MIA Academy 5-23 
Play in international cups:
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Last:5/29/2016
VTB United League Standings
 1. CSKA 28-2 
 2. Unics 25-5 
 3. Zenit 23-7 
 4. Lokomotiv 22-8 
 5. Khimky 22-8 
 6. Avtodor 20-10 
 7. N.Novgorod 17-13 
 8. CEZ Nymburk 16-14 
 9. Krasny Oktyabr 12-18 
 10. Enisey 11-19 
 11. VEF Riga 11-19 
 12. Tsmoki-Minsk 9-21 
 13. Bisons Loimaa 8-22 
 14. Kalev/Cramo 8-22 
 15. Astana 7-23 
 16. Vita Tbilisi 1-29 
Last:4/28/2016
Points Per Game
 Phillip MILLER
  Sokhumi
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Miller, Sokhumi19.9 
 2. Strowbridge, Apoll.19.7 
 3. Gacesa, Rustavi19.7 
 4. Lewis-Briggs, MIA18.4 
 5. Smith, Olimpi17.4 
 6. Bynum, Olimpi16.7 
 7. Dvalishvili, Batumi16.1 
 8. Turpin, Rustavi15.8 
 9. Stefanishin, Batumi15.7 
 10. Parghalava, Olimpi14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kiel TURPIN
  Rustavi
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Turpin, Rustavi13.1 
 2. Smith, Olimpi12.0 
 3. Dvalishvili, Batumi11.6 
 4. Murphy, Mgzavrebi11.0 
 5. Gacesa, Rustavi10.2 
 6. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi9.5 
 7. Bekauri, Kutaisi9.1 
 8. Glover, Cochabamba8.8 
 9. Lewis-Briggs, MIA8.4 
 10. Pelcher, MIA A.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Rustavi
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Gamqrelidze, Rusta.7.7 
 2. Mikeladze, Batumi6.3 
 3. Pashaev, Kutaisi5.4 
 4. Ransom, Mgzavrebi5.4 
 5. Patsatsia, Sokhumi5.0 
 6. Mays, CAB Madeira4.6 
 7. Strowbridge, Apoll.4.4 
 8. Murray, Chemidor4.3 
 9. Rogava, Olimpi3.9 
 10. Lezhava, Batumi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Phillip MILLER
  Sokhumi
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Miller, Sokhumi3.5 
 2. Murray, Chemidor3.1 
 3. Smith, Olimpi2.4 
 4. Mays, CAB Madeira2.4 
 5. Ransom, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 6. Williams, Dinamo T.1.8 
 7. McAlpine, Dinamo T.1.7 
 8. Machaladze, Dinamo1.6 
 9. Tomaradze, MIA A.1.6 
 10. Patsatsia, Sokhu.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kiel TURPIN
  Rustavi
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Turpin, Rustavi3.0 
 2. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.7 
 3. Smith, Olimpi1.6 
 4. Atuashvili, Sokhumi1.6 
 5. Oluic, NH Ostrava1.5 
 6. Steed, Art.Dragons1.3 
 7. Pelcher, MIA A.1.2 
 8. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 9. Dvalishvili, Batumi1.2 
 10. Murphy, Mgzavrebi0.8 
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Game 1 (Finals)

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Superleague Round 14: Derby game ends with MIA's defeat of TSU - Feb 16, 2013


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The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: MIA (#3) and TSU (#7). TSU was smashed at home by 26 points 76-102 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 66.7 percent from the field. MIA outrebounded TSU 44-22 including a 34-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by TSU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) contributed with 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) replied with 24 points for TSU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. MIA have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Rustavi. TSU at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. MIA is looking forward to face league's second-placed Energy Invest in Rustavi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSU's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to sixth ranked Kutaisi (8-5) 96-41. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Giorgi Barbakadze chipped in 19 points during the contest. Forward Zurab Machaladze (198-92) responded with 4 points and 7 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kutaisi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Dinamo Tbilisi. STU at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Kutaisi will play against Dinamo Tbilisi (#6) on the road in the next round. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Armia.
The game in Batumi supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Olimpi (10-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Batumi (3-10). Olimpi smashed Batumi 105-66 on Friday. Akaki Dvalishvili notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort. Olimpi's coach George Kazanjian felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by Lasha Keshelava did not help to save the game for Batumi. Olimpi moved-up to third place, which they share with Armia. Batumi lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena TSU.
Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#4) and Samedicino-Academia (#10). Samedicino-Academia was smashed at home by 40 points 65-105 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The best player for the winners was Lasha Parghalava who scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Armia (10-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion (10-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Olimpi. Samedicino-Academia lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.

In the last game of round 14 Dinamo Tbilisi was smashed by Rustavi on the road 94-75.



Samedicino - Armia 65-105

Another interesting game was again a derby between two teams from Tbilisi: Armia (#4) and Samedicino-Academia (#10). Samedicino-Academia was smashed at home by 40 points 65-105 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. The game without a history. Armia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 24 Samedicino-Academia turnovers. Armia shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 57.7 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 18 passes made by Samedicino-Academia's players. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) who scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international point guard Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-86, agency: FCM) chipped in 15 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Center Levan Revazashvili (207-92) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and guard Irakli Gabisonia (195-89) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Five Armia and four Samedicino-Academia players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Armia (10-2) have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion (10-2) moved-up to third place, which they share with Olimpi. Samedicino-Academia lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with 12 games lost. Armia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena STU.
Top scorers:
Armia: B.Lezhava 18+1reb+1ast, G.Gamqrelidze 15+1reb+8ast, L.Parghalava 12+5reb+8ast, G.Jgerenaia 12+6reb+1ast, G.Sharabidze 11+8reb+2ast, A.Boisa 10+5reb+2ast
Samedicino: L.Revazashvili 18+11reb+1ast, Z.Maisuradze 15+1reb+2ast, I.Gabisonia 14+4reb+5ast, D.Artsividze 13+2reb+4ast, G.Periashvili 4+9reb+1ast, D.Kordzadze 1+2reb
gschID: 231576


TSU Tbilisi - MIA Academy 76-102

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: MIA (#3) and TSU (#7). TSU was smashed at home by 26 points 76-102 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game without a history. MIA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 66.7 percent from the field. MIA outrebounded TSU 44-22 including a 34-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by TSU helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists. The other American import center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five MIA players scored in double figures. Guard George Khaniashvili (194-89) replied with 24 points and point guard Givi Bakradze (185-91, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) added 10 points and 7 assists in the effort for TSU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. MIA have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Rustavi. TSU at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. MIA is looking forward to face league's second-placed Energy Invest in Rustavi in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. TSU's supporters also look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
Top scorers:
MIA Academy: D.Vaughn 23+9reb+8ast, I.Londaridze 16+5reb+2ast, B.Raymond 16+8reb+3ast, K.Archibeque 15+11reb+3ast, M.Bokolishvili 14+2ast, Z.Antadze 10+1reb
TSU Tbilisi: G.Khaniashvili 24+2reb+3ast, V.Chkareuli 14+1reb+2ast, G.Bakradze 10+2reb+7ast, S.Aselaini 8+5reb+2ast, V.Beruashvili 7+4reb+2ast, D.Khizanishvili 7+2reb
gschID: 231575


STU Tbilisi - Kutaisi 41-96

Bottom-ranked STU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 13th consecutive match to sixth ranked Kutaisi (8-5) 96-41. The game without a history. Kutaisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding STU to just 7 points in second quarter. Kutaisi held STU to an opponent 23.9 percent shooting from the field compared to 49.3 percent accuracy of the winners. Kutaisi forced 25 STU turnovers and outrebounded them 49-36 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Giorgi Barbakadze (203-91) chipped in 19 points during the contest. Forward Zurab Machaladze (198-92) responded with 4 points and 7 rebounds and forward Giorgi Pirvelashvili (201-88) scored 5 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Kutaisi moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Dinamo Tbilisi. STU at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Kutaisi will play against Dinamo Tbilisi (#6) on the road in the next round. STU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Armia.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: R.Matiashvili 19+13reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 19+4reb, B.Kvimsadze 16+3reb+2ast, A.Lominashvili 10+5reb+2ast, Z.Pashayev 7+5reb+7ast, L.Grdzelidze 7+2reb+4ast
STU Tbilisi: G.Kvetenadze 6+2reb+2ast, T.Chachibaia 5+4reb, D.Dvalishvili 5+2reb, G.Pirvelashvili 5+3reb+2ast, V.Janashia 4+3reb+2ast, Z.Machaladze 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 231574


Rustavi - Dinamo Tbilisi 94-75

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Energy Invest (11-2) crushed 5th ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (8-5) in Rustavi 94-75. The game without a history. Energy Invest led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Dinamo Tbilisi's players. The best player for the winners was American forward Kyle Nelson (203-89, college: Augustana, IL, agency: N.E.T.) who scored 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Beqa Chikviladze (195-91) produced 23 points and 4 assists and American point guard Lamar Karim (178-83, college: So.Poly State, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Energy Invest have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with MIA Academy. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Energy Invest's next round opponent will be league's leader MIA in Tbilisi and it will be for sure the game of the week. Dinamo Tbilisi will play at home against Kutaisi (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: K.Nelson 22+6reb+4ast, M.Chochua 17+5reb+4ast, L.Tsekvava 15+6reb+5ast, M.Abaishvili 13+2reb+3ast, T.Toudjani 11+6reb+1ast, N.Bowie 9+7reb+8ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 23+4reb+4ast, L.Karim 18+6reb+6ast, F.Clayman 10+11reb+2ast, M.Oluic 10+7reb, I.Keidia 6+4reb, I.Lezhava 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 231573


Batumi - Olimpi 66-105

The game in Batumi supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Olimpi (10-2) played at the court of 8th ranked Batumi (3-10). Olimpi smashed Batumi 105-66 on Friday. The game without a history. Olimpi 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 Batumi's 38. They outrebounded Batumi 57-28 including a 34-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Olimpi looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. International Akaki Dvalishvili (206-90) notched a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds to lead the effort and Levan Fatsatsia supported him with 24 points and 8 rebounds. Olimpi's coach George Kazanjian felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 20 points and 7 rebounds by the former international forward Lasha Keshelava (200-81) did not help to save the game for Batumi. Naturalized Russian center Giorgi Kvelashvili (206-81) added 22 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Olimpi moved-up to third place, which they share with Armia. Batumi lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena TSU.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: L.Fatsatsia 24+8reb+1ast, K.Tomaradze 21+7reb+4ast, A.Dvalishvili 20+16reb+2ast, G.Gulisabedashvili 10+2reb+1ast, S.Sokk 8+3reb+3ast, N.Tenieshvili 6+6reb+3ast
Batumi: G.Kvelashvili 22+6reb, L.Keshelava 20+7reb+3ast, M.Ninua 7+1reb+8ast, I.Emiridze 6+3reb, G.Nanitashvili 5+2ast, A.Eliashvili 4+7reb+1ast
gschID: 231572


  




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