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Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 25-3 
 2. Kutaisi 20-8 
 3. Cactus Tbilisi 14-14 
 4. Rustavi 13-15 
 5. Sokhumi 11-17 
 6. Olimpi 10-18 
 7. Mgzavrebi 10-18 
 8. Batumi 9-19 
Last:4/29/2017
A League Standings
 1. DELTA 12-3 
 2. Hyundai-TSU 11-4 
 3. Arena-76 8-7 
 4. BC Titebi 8-7 
 5. Tskaltubo 5-10 
 6. SEU Tbilisi 1-14 
Last:4/25/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kaheem RANSOM
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Ransom, Mgzavrebi17.9 
 2. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.6 
 3. Lathan, Sokhumi17.4 
 4. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi17.4 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi16.0 
 6. Shemosiuk, Batumi16.0 
 7. Jintcharadze, Bat.16.0 
 8. Burnette, Olimpi15.5 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.2 
 10. Florveus, Cactus T.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.12.8 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi10.9 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi9.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.2 
 5. Spagnolo, Rustavi8.9 
 6. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.5 
 7. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.9 
 8. Bekauri, Kutaisi7.8 
 9. Tishchenko, Sokhu.7.4 
 10. Krivtsov, Batumi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi7.0 
 2. Lee, Rustavi5.6 
 3. Vaughn, Dinamo T.4.9 
 4. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.8 
 5. Lezhava, Batumi4.6 
 6. Chikviladze, Cactus T.4.3 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi4.3 
 8. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.4.0 
 9. Woodson, Sokhumi4.0 
 10. Ransom, Mgzavrebi3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi3.1 
 2. Burnette, Olimpi2.3 
 3. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi2.1 
 4. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi1.9 
 6. Lathan, Sokhumi1.8 
 7. Ransom, Mgzavrebi1.6 
 8. Baqradze, Olimpi1.6 
 9. Vaughn, Dinamo T.1.5 
 10. Chikviladze, Cactus T.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Beka BEKAURI
  Kutaisi
  (207-PF-91)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.8 
 2. Florveus, Cactus T.1.7 
 3. Bridgeman, Cactus T.1.4 
 4. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.4 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.2 
 6. Tubak, Kutaisi1.2 
 7. Pelcher, Batumi1.2 
 8. Krivtsov, Batumi1.1 
 9. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 10. Maravic, Dinamo T.1.0 

Superleague Round 25: #1 Dinamo Tbilisi is defeated by Mgzavrebi - Apr 8, 2017


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The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every game can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (23-2) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by eighth ranked Mgzavrebi (8-17) 70-58. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Dinamo Tbilisi. The game was mostly controlled by Mgzavrebi. Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win second period 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Darnell Taylor (193-91, college: CS San Marcos) stepped up and scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Reggie Murphy (208-91, college: Henderson St.) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. At the losing side the former international Mikheil Berishvili (204-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth place with 8-17 record. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Mgzavrebi are looking forward to face higher ranked Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Cactus Tbilisi.
Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Cactus Tbilisi (#4) and Sokhumi (#5). Cactus Tbilisi (11-14) crushed visiting Sokhumi (9-16) by 22 points 88-66. American center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and Terik Bridgeman accounted for 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) came up with 19 points and 5 rebounds for Sokhumi in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cactus Tbilisi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-14 record. Sokhumi lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Batumi. Cactus Tbilisi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Energy Invest (13-12) against seventh ranked Batumi (9-16) on Friday night. Visiting Energy Invest was defeated by Batumi in Batumi 88-71. Igor Krivtsov fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Charlie Lee produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists for lost side. Energy Invest's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Batumi moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Sokhumi. Energy Invest lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 12 games lost. Batumi will meet league's second-placed Kutaisi on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Energy Invest will play against Mgzavrebi in Tbilisi and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kutaisi (17-7) against sixth ranked Olimpi (9-15) on Wednesday night. Visiting Kutaisi was defeated by Olimpi in a tough game in Tbilisi 73-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kutaisi. Worth to mention a great performance of Revaz Rogava who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. Olimpi moved-up to fifth place. Defending champion Kutaisi keeps the second position with seven games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.

Dinamo Tbilisi - Mgzavrebi 58-70

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Dinamo Tbilisi (23-2) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by eighth ranked Mgzavrebi (8-17) 70-58. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Dinamo Tbilisi. The game was mostly controlled by Mgzavrebi. Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win second period 12-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Darnell Taylor (193-91, college: CS San Marcos) stepped up and scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and his fellow American import center Reggie Murphy (208-91, college: Henderson St.) chipped in 15 points and 9 rebounds. Taylor is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Mgzavrebi players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international Mikheil Berishvili (204-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds and the former international Mikheil Tchotchua (193-87, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth place with 8-17 record. Dinamo Tbilisi at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. Mgzavrebi are looking forward to face higher ranked Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Cactus Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Mgzavrebi: D.Taylor 18+9reb+5ast, G.Qavtaradze 15+1reb+1ast, R.Murphy 15+9reb+2ast, C.Allen 14+7reb+4ast, A.Lominashvili 4+1reb+1ast, O.Pkhakadze 2+4reb+2ast
Dinamo Tbilisi: M.Tchotchua 13+6reb+1ast, M.Berishvili 10+14reb+3ast, I.Londaridze 10+5reb+1ast, N.Maravic 6+4reb+2ast, L.Grdzelidze 6+2reb, D.Vaughn 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 540353


Cactus Tbilisi - Sokhumi 88-66

Another exciting game was a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Cactus Tbilisi (#4) and Sokhumi (#5). Cactus Tbilisi (11-14) crushed visiting Sokhumi (9-16) by 22 points 88-66. The game without a history. Cactus Tbilisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Cactus Tbilisi had a 31-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. American center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and his fellow American import guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) accounted for 16 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Five Cactus Tbilisi players scored in double figures. American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) came up with 19 points and 5 rebounds and Otari Buliava (202-94) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Sokhumi in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Cactus Tbilisi have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 11-14 record. Sokhumi lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the sixth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Batumi. Cactus Tbilisi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Cactus Tbilisi: B.Chikviladze 17+3reb+5ast, J.Florveus 16+15reb+1ast, T.Bridgeman 16+11reb+2ast, T.White 15+1reb+3ast, D.Lomidze 10+4reb+2ast, I.Chlaidze 6+1ast
Sokhumi: D.Lathan 19+5reb+2ast, D.Barbakadze 14+3reb, O.Buliava 12+6reb+3ast, R.Woodson 6+1reb+2ast, K.Tomaradze 6+1reb, G.Jgerenaia 5+7reb
gschID: 540352


Batumi - Rustavi 88-71

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Energy Invest (13-12) against seventh ranked Batumi (9-16) on Friday night. Visiting Energy Invest was defeated by Batumi in Batumi 88-71. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-27 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Batumi outrebounded Energy Invest 45-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Ukrainian forward Igor Krivtsov (201-86) fired a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. International Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-93) chipped in 20 points and 6 rebounds. Five Batumi players scored in double figures. American point guard Charlie Lee (175-92, college: Cleveland St.) produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists and the other American import guard Casey Kasperbauer (185, college: S.Dakota) added 16 points respectively for lost side. Energy Invest's coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Batumi moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Sokhumi. Energy Invest lost third consecutive game. They keep the third position with 12 games lost. Batumi will meet league's second-placed Kutaisi on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Energy Invest will play against Mgzavrebi in Tbilisi and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Batumi: K.Jintcharadze 20+6reb, B.Lezhava 14+3reb+7ast, I.Krivtsov 14+15reb+1ast, I.Shemosiuk 12+4reb+5ast, I.Maisuradze 11+2reb+2ast, M.Revazashvili 10+6reb
Rustavi: C.Lee 18+5reb+8ast, C.Kasperbauer 16+3reb+2ast, R.Chachanidze 13+2reb+1ast, S.Atuashvili 7+8reb+2ast, M.Lewis-Briggs 5+6reb+2ast, L.Khmelidze 4+3reb
gschID: 540351


Olimpi - Kutaisi 77-73

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kutaisi (17-7) against sixth ranked Olimpi (9-15) on Wednesday night. Visiting Kutaisi was defeated by Olimpi in a tough game in Tbilisi 73-77. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kutaisi. It looked good early as Kutaisi took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Olimpi took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 4 points. They also forced 25 Kutaisi turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Kutaisi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Revaz Rogava (191-93) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 4 assists. American guard Tre Burnette (196, college: S.Dakota) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. International point guard Giorgi Tsintsadze (192-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists and Azerbaijani guard Zaur Pashaev (188-83) added 18 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Kutaisi. Olimpi moved-up to fifth place. Defending champion Kutaisi keeps the second position with seven games lost. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: R.Rogava 23+4reb+4ast, G.Baqradze 18+1reb+5ast, T.Burnette 17+7reb+1ast, N.Schlitzer 9+5reb+1ast, G.Bakradze 7+11reb+1ast, W.Pitchford 2+4reb+2ast
Kutaisi: Z.Pashaev 18+5reb+2ast, G.Tsintsadze 15+11reb+9ast, A.Lomouri 12+2reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 11+1reb, L.Tsekvava 7+2reb+3ast, B.Bekauri 5+7reb+1ast
gschID: 540350


  



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