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 7. Kolossos HH 13-13 
 8. Lavrio 11-15 
 9. Promitheas 10-16 
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 11. Koroivos 8-18 
 12. Kymis 8-18 
 13. Apollon Patras 7-19 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 4-22 
Last:4/13/2017
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 2. Iraklis 26-4 
 3. Doukas 25-5 
 4. Faros 24-6 
 5. Aiolos Astakou 19-11 
 6. Holargos 17-13 
 7. Ethnikos 16-14 
 8. Amyntas Dafnis 15-15 
 9. Psychiko 14-16 
 10. AE Larissas 12-18 
 11. Arkadikos 12-18 
 12. Doxa Pefkon 10-20 
 13. Kavala 10-20 
 14. Irakleio 7-23 
 15. GS Larissas 5-25 
 16. Pagrati 2-28 
Last:5/7/2017
B Standings
North
 1. Kastoria 25-5 
 2. Karditsas 24-6 
 3. Ermis Agias 22-8 
 4. Agriniou 19-11 
 5. Stratoni 17-13 
 6. Evropi 16-14 
 7. Ermis Lagkada 15-15 
 8. Charilaos TM 15-15 
 9. Xanthis 15-15 
 10. Anatolia 14-16 
 11. Gefyra 14-16 
 12. Periko/Arhelaos 12-18 
 13. HANTH 10-20 
 14. Filippos Veroias 9-21 
 15. Polygirou 8-22 
 16. Aias Evosmou 5-25 
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 1. Peristeri GS 26-4 
 2. Marousi 21-9 
 3. Papagou 20-10 
 4. Panerythraikos 20-10 
 5. Ionikos Nikaias 17-13 
 6. Koropi 17-13 
 7. Panelefsiniakos 16-14 
 8. Proteas V. 15-15 
 9. Mandraikos 15-15 
 10. Zografou 15-15 
 11. Tritonas S. 15-15 
 12. Nea Kifisia 14-16 
 13. Kronos AD 12-18 
 14. Ergotelis 10-20 
 15. Apollon Sm. 4-26 
 16. KAP 3-27 
Last:5/22/2017
C Standings
Group 1
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 2. Ikaros NS 15-4 
 3. Esperos Patras 14-6 
 4. KAOK Korinthou 13-6 
 5. Enosi 12-7 
 6. Akrata Achaias 11-9 
 7. Glafkos 11-9 
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 9. Keravnos Aigio 8-11 
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 14. Porfyras 6-14 
 15. Kalamata 5-15 
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 2. Ippokratis 15-2 
 3. Esperos Lamias 12-5 
 4. Pentelis 12-6 
 5. Lokros Atalantis 10-7 
 6. OFI 10-8 
 7. Kadmos T. 9-9 
 8. Aris Nikaias 8-9 
 9. AE Santorinis 6-12 
 10. Niki Amarousiou 6-12 
 11. Panaxiakos 5-13 
 12. Promitheas H. 3-15 
 13. Polis Kallitheas 2-15 
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 2. Elimeia Kozanis 16-3 
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 4. Nikopoli 14-5 
 5. Farsalon 13-6 
 6. Ioanninon 10-9 
 7. Apollon KL 9-10 
 8. Efkarpias 9-10 
 9. Polykastrou 8-11 
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 11. Proteas G. 7-12 
 12. Aristotelis 4-15 
 13. Vikos Zag. 3-16 
 14. Aiginiakos 2-17 
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 1. Ikaroi Serron 17-2 
 2. Komotini AE 16-3 
 3. Panathlitikos 16-3 
 4. Halkidona 14-5 
 5. Zefyros 02 14-5 
 6. Makedonikos 12-7 
 7. Komotini GAS 9-10 
 8. Orfeas 9-10 
 9. Ionikos Ionias 8-11 
 10. Asteras Kav. 7-12 
 11. Mantoulidis 5-14 
 12. Neapolis 4-15 
 13. Agia Varvaras 2-17 
 14. N.Moudanion 0-19 
Last:3/17/2017
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 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:6/21/2017
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1. Monaco 12-2 
 2. Banvit BK 11-3 
 3. CEZ Nymburk 10-4 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. Fraport SKY 7-7 
 6. Ironi Nahariya 5-9 
 7. Helios 2-12 
 8. Bakken 1-13 
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 1. Le Mans 9-5 
 2. Umana VE 9-5 
 3. Pinar Karsiyaka 9-5 
 4. Avtodor 7-7 
 5. Maccabi Rishon 7-7 
 6. Oradea 6-8 
 7. Kataja Basket 6-8 
 8. Khimik 3-11 
Group C
 1. ASVEL 10-4 
 2. Neptunas 10-4 
 3. EWE Baskets 10-4 
 4. PAOK 7-7 
 5. Ventspils 7-7 
 6. Usak 5-9 
 7. Openjobmetis V. 4-10 
 8. Rosa Radom 3-11 
Group D
 1. Iberostar Tener. 11-3 
 2. Scandone AV 10-4 
 3. Strasbourg 9-5 
 4. Juventus 8-6 
 5. Oostende 6-8 
 6. Cibona 5-9 
 7. Mega Leks 4-10 
 8. Mornar Bar 3-11 
Group E
 1. Besiktas 12-2 
 2. AEK Athens 9-5 
 3. Partizan 8-6 
 4. Ludwigsburg 8-6 
 5. Banco di Srd 7-7 
 6. Spirou 6-8 
 7. Stelmet ZG 4-10 
 8. Szolnok 2-12 
Last:1/25/2017
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 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 
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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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