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A1 Standings
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Aris 0-0 
 3. Cretan Kings 0-0 
 4. G.Larissa-Faros 0-0 
 5. Kolossos HH 0-0 
 6. Koroivos 0-0 
 7. Kymis 0-0 
 8. Lavrio 0-0 
 9. Olympiacos 0-0 
 10. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 11. Panionios 0-0 
 12. PAOK 0-0 
 13. Promitheas 0-0 
 14. Trikalla 0-0 
Last:9/14/2017
A2 Standings
 1. AE Larissas 0-0 
 2. Amyntas Dafnis 0-0 
 3. Apollon Patras 0-0 
 4. Arkadikos 0-0 
 5. Doukas 0-0 
 6. Doxa Lefkadas 0-0 
 7. Ermis Agias 0-0 
 8. Ethnikos 0-0 
 9. Holargos 0-0 
 10. Iraklis 0-0 
 11. Karditsas 0-0 
 12. Kastoria 0-0 
 13. Marousi 0-0 
 14. Papagou 0-0 
 15. Peristeri GS 0-0 
 16. Psychiko 0-0 
Last:8/27/2017
B Standings
Group 1
 1. Dafni 0-0 
 2. Diagoras D. 0-0 
 3. Ikaros NS 0-0 
 4. Ionikos Nikaias 0-0 
 5. Ippokratis 0-0 
 6. Irakleio 0-0 
 7. KAOK Korinthou 0-0 
 8. Koropi 0-0 
 9. Mandraikos 0-0 
 10. Nea Kifisia 0-0 
 11. Pagrati 0-0 
 12. Panelefsiniakos 0-0 
 13. Panerythraikos 0-0 
 14. Proteas V. 0-0 
 15. Tritonas S. 0-0 
 16. Zografou 0-0 
Group 2
 1. Agriniou 0-0 
 2. Anatolia 0-0 
 3. Charilaos TM 0-0 
 4. Doxa Pefkon 0-0 
 5. Elimeia Kozanis 0-0 
 6. Ermis Lagkada 0-0 
 7. Evropi 0-0 
 8. Farsalon 0-0 
 9. Gefyra 0-0 
 10. Halkidona 0-0 
 11. Ikaroi Serron 0-0 
 12. Kavala 0-0 
 13. Palama 0-0 
 14. Periko/Arhelaos 0-0 
 15. Stratoni 0-0 
 16. Xanthis 0-0 
Last:8/27/2017
C Standings
Group 1
 1. A.O. Ahagia 0-0 
 2. Akrata Achaias 0-0 
 3. Apollon Sm. 0-0 
 4. EA Patron 0-0 
 5. Enosi 0-0 
 6. Esperos Patras 0-0 
 7. Glafkos 0-0 
 8. Kalamata 0-0 
 9. KAP 0-0 
 10. Keravnos Aigio 0-0 
 11. Melission 0-0 
 12. Napfliou 0-0 
 13. Neas Ionias 0-0 
 14. Olympiada A-L 0-0 
Group 2
 1. AEE Panagitsa 0-0 
 2. AOK Hania 0-0 
 3. Aris Nikaias 0-0 
 4. Aris Petropoulis 0-0 
 5. Ermis S. 0-0 
 6. Esperos K. 0-0 
 7. Esperos Lamias 0-0 
 8. Kronos AD 0-0 
 9. Lokros Atalantis 0-0 
 10. Niki Amarousiou 0-0 
 11. OFI 0-0 
 12. Pentelis 0-0 
 13. Voureios Hiou 0-0 
Group 3
 1. Aiolos Astakou 0-0 
 2. AOK Veroias 0-0 
 3. APS Ptolemaidas 0-0 
 4. Evathlos 0-0 
 5. Faiakas 0-0 
 6. Filippos Veroias 0-0 
 7. Ikaroi T. 0-0 
 8. Ioanninon 0-0 
 9. Ionikos Ionias 0-0 
 10. Niki Volou 0-0 
 11. Nikopoli 0-0 
 12. Proteas G. 0-0 
 13. Zefyros 02 0-0 
Group 4
 1. Aias Evosmou 0-0 
 2. Apollon KL 0-0 
 3. Asteras Syndou 0-0 
 4. Efkarpias 0-0 
 5. Eleftheroupoli 0-0 
 6. HANTH 0-0 
 7. Kentavros 0-0 
 8. Komotini AE 0-0 
 9. Komotini GAS 0-0 
 10. Makedonikos 0-0 
 11. Mantoulidis 0-0 
 12. MENT 0-0 
 13. Orfeas 0-0 
 14. Polygirou 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Banco di Srd 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. EWE Baskets 0-0 
 4. Hapoel Holon 0-0 
 5. Monaco 0-0 
 6. UCAM Murcia 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Iberostar Tener. 0-0 
 4. Neptunas 0-0 
 5. PAOK 0-0 
 6. Ventspils 0-0 
Group C
 1. AEK 0-0 
 2. Banvit BK 0-0 
 3. Bayreuth 0-0 
 4. Strasbourg 0-0 
 5. Umana VE 0-0 
 6. Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group D
 1. Aris 0-0 
 2. Besiktas 0-0 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Scandone AV 0-0 
 6. Stelmet 0-0 
Last:9/19/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 2. Cummings, Aris14.5 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla14.0 
 4. Starks, Koroivos13.6 
 5. Hall, Koroivos13.4 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos12.9 
 7. Lojeski, Olympiacos12.6 
 8. Punter, Lavrio12.5 
 9. Milutinovic, Koroivos12.4 
 10. Robert, AGOR12.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.5 
 2. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 3. Evans, Lavrio6.9 
 4. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 5. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.6.4 
 7. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.2 
 8. Faye, Promitheas6.1 
 9. Milosevic, AEK A.6.0 
 10. Gotcher, Koroivos5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.8 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.5.3 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.4 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 7. Hall, Kolossos HH4.1 
 8. Nixon, Lavrio4.0 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Hickey, Apollon .1.9 
 3. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.8 
 4. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 5. Gotcher, Koroivos1.6 
 6. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 7. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
 8. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 9. Barlow, Trikalla1.3 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 3. Clanton, PAOK1.1 
 4. Kavvadas, Aris1.0 
 5. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 6. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 7. Jackson, Aris0.9 
 8. Fitzpatrick, AGOR0.9 
 9. Singleton, Panathin.0.9 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH0.9 
Poll


First Round Schedule
AE Larissas 57% Oct.7 Peristeri G
Doukas 57% Oct.7 Papagou
Ethnikos 57% Oct.7 Kastoria
Holargos 57% Oct.7 Karditsas
Iraklis 57% Oct.7 Ermis Agias
Doxa Lefkada 57% Oct.7 Apollon Patr
Marousi 57% Oct.7 Arkadikos
Psychiko 57% Oct.7 Amyntas Dafn
Check Full Games/Schedule
First Round Schedule
Group 1
Ippokratis 57% Oct.8 Panelefsinia
Nea Kifisia 57% Oct.8 Ikaros NS
Panerythraik 57% Oct.8 Ionikos Nika
Proteas V. 57% Oct.8 Dafni
KAOK Korint 57% Oct.8 Tritonas S.
Pagrati 57% Oct.8 Koropi
Irakleio 57% Oct.8 Diagoras D.
Mandraikos 57% Oct.8 Zografou
Group 2
Periko/Arhel 57% Oct.8 Gefyra
Charilaos T 57% Oct.8 Evropi
Halkidona 57% Oct.8 Elimeia Koza
Stratoni 57% Oct.8 Palama
Farsalon 57% Oct.8 Kavala
Ikaroi Serro 57% Oct.8 Xanthis
Ermis Lagkad 57% Oct.8 Agriniou
Doxa Pefkon 57% Oct.8 Anatolia
Check Full Games/Schedule
First Round Schedule
Khimki 57% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 57% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 57% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 57% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 57% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 57% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 57% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
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Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Qualifying Round)

Joventut 97% Sep.21 Din.Tbilisi
Avtodor 99% Sep.21 Keravnos
Ludwigsburg 97% Sep.21 Bosna-Royal
Kalev/Cramo 50% Sep.21 Karpos Sokol
Vytautas 96% Sep.21 Groningen
Tsmoki-Minsk 97% Sep.21 Sigal Prisht
Benfica 98% Sep.21 Kapfenberg
Antwerp 99% Sep.21 BC Lulea
Xavi Pasqual's Box and one Defense, Panathinaikos new weapon.. - Apr 4, 2017


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The flagship of Junk Defense: 'Box and 1' & 'Diamond and 1'

Let's take a look at Xavi Pasqual's new weapon, the Box and One Defense which was used mainly against Baskonia. Can it be a hidden ace for the post season? I analysed his tacticts in http://www.hoopfellas.gr/en/ and i'm sharing my thoughts with you here, in Eurobasket.com.

Xavi Pascual prepared one of the so-called Junk Defenses (they contain a combination of Man to man and zone principles) to intercept Baskonia's offense, preventing them from finding rhythm and their expected flow that pushes them to automated plays, without thought, touching the basketball that Sito Alonso wants to show. In essence, the main goal behind this decision by Panathinaikos's coach was to give the opponent something they are not familiar with, forcing them to change their habits and readjust their offense. At first glance it seems simple and it is even more pleasing to the ear, but it requires great attention to detail to set it up, mainly in the part where you translate your players' characteristics in this context.

What was it then that we saw in Buesa Arena on Thursday night that was the catalyst to tilt the balance in Panathinaikos's favor?

A defense able to 'adjust' every time by changing its form, an ability that made it hard to read, slowing down the familiarization of the offense. The basis of the Greens' units and the pillars to build this structure are the magic words mobility and intensity.

Pascual chose 'Box and 1' (with Larkin-Shengelia in the court) and 'Diamond and 1' (mainly without them but with the very capable shooter Beaubois in Sito's line-up).

-He built 'Box and 1' by giving the 'Chaser' role to Calathes (deny to Larkin with the exceptions of when he went to the corners where Calathes handed him over to the respective low box bog man, Gist or Singleton), trusting that he had two very good rebounders in the back line of the 'box', with strong legs, who had the responsibility to defend the ball when it was openly in their corner. Both Pascual's Low Box players played (initial position) with one foot stepping inside the paint. The main mission of the other two players of the 'box' (High Box Defenders, namely Nichols-Feldein) is to stop the ball from entering the High Post and, at the same time, to have sufficient speed since sprinting is required to maintain a pass around -behind the arc- character during the opponent's offense.

-With Larkin holding the ball in the middle lane all 4 Box Defenders took their initial position inside the Box Format. In this case, this formation ensured great Help Defense, an important weapon against a very insightful and quick guard who easily slips through any possible hole.

-With the ball on the side, the Strong side big man of the Greens played 4/4 with Sito's post big guy, a position that at the same time ensured that he could immediately reach (if needed) the area of his responsibility if the ball got there.

-This defense helped Panathinaikos protect their basket and ensure the rebound advantage (having three 'box' players to the claim it every time one of them was on player that executed) even though its match up nature (the Greens followed the cuts of the asques to their rim and in certain Pick & Roll situations played one on one defense) led to rotations which in turn led to offensive rebounds for the hosts. Of course on the other side, this Match up nature was beneficial when Sito put Larkin in the corner in this Box-1 in order to create a 2-3 formation to play offense as if against a regular zone. This never happened

Against the Baskonia formation that threatened less aggressively the basket of the Greek team (Diop-Tillie instead of Voigtmann-Shengelia) inside the paint, but had firepower outside the arc (Beaubois), Xavi Pascual activate a 'Diamond and 1' defense with Feldein on Hanga at the wing and the other 4 lining up in the diamond-shaped formation, which helped the 'clover' to reach Alonso's snipers at the sides faster. I expected to see a type of Clock Offense response (we have talked about it in Hoopfellas during the season) from Sito but this didn't happen either..   




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