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A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 25-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 25-1 
 3. AEK Athens 19-7 
 4. Aris 15-11 
 5. PAOK 14-12 
 6. AGOR 13-13 
 7. Kolossos HH 13-13 
 8. Lavrio 11-15 
 9. Promitheas 10-16 
 10. Trikalla 10-16 
 11. Koroivos 8-18 
 12. Kymis 8-18 
 13. Apollon Patras 7-19 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 4-22 
Full Standings
Last:4/13/2017
A2 Standings
 1. Iraklis 25-3 
 2. Panionios 24-4 
 3. Doukas 23-4 
 4. Faros 21-6 
 5. Aiolos Astakou 17-11 
 6. Ethnikos 15-13 
 7. Holargos 15-13 
 8. Amyntas Dafnis 14-14 
 9. Psychiko 13-15 
 10. AE Larissas 12-16 
 11. Arkadikos 10-18 
 12. Doxa Pefkon 10-18 
 13. Kavala 9-18 
 14. Irakleio 7-20 
 15. GS Larissas 5-23 
 16. Pagrati 2-26 
Full Standings
Last:4/27/2017
B Standings
North
 1. Kastoria 23-3 
 2. Karditsas 20-6 
 3. Ermis Agias 20-6 
 4. Agriniou 15-11 
 5. Ermis Lagkada 14-12 
 6. Evropi 14-12 
 7. Stratoni 14-12 
 8. Xanthis 13-13 
 9. Anatolia 12-14 
 10. Charilaos TM 12-14 
 11. Gefyra 12-14 
 12. Periko/Arhelaos 10-16 
 13. Filippos Veroias 9-17 
 14. HANTH 9-17 
 15. Polygirou 7-19 
 16. Aias Evosmou 4-22 
South
 1. Peristeri GS 22-4 
 2. Marousi 19-7 
 3. Panerythraikos 18-8 
 4. Papagou 17-9 
 5. Ionikos Nikaias 15-11 
 6. Koropi 15-11 
 7. Panelefsiniakos 14-12 
 8. Mandraikos 14-12 
 9. Zografou 13-13 
 10. Proteas V. 12-14 
 11. Nea Kifisia 12-14 
 12. Tritonas S. 11-15 
 13. Kronos AD 10-16 
 14. Ergotelis 9-17 
 15. Apollon Sm. 4-22 
 16. KAP 3-23 
Full Standings
Last:4/24/2017
C Standings
Group 1
 1. Dafni 17-3 
 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 
 8. A.O. Ahagia 10-10 
 9. Keravnos Aigio 8-11 
 10. Peukis 7-13 
 11. Aris Petropoulis 6-13 
 12. Ermionis 6-13 
 13. Ikaros Kal. 6-14 
 14. Porfyras 6-14 
 15. Kalamata 5-15 
Group 2
 1. Diagoras D. 16-1 
 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 
Group 3
 1. Palama 17-2 
 2. Elimeia Kozanis 16-3 
 3. Dioskouroi K. 14-5 
 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 
 10. Melikis 7-12 
 11. Proteas G. 7-12 
 12. Aristotelis 4-15 
 13. Vikos Zag. 3-16 
 14. Aiginiakos 2-17 
Group 4
 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
Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 23-7 
 2 CSKA 22-8 
 3 Olympiacos 19-11 
 4 Panathinaikos 19-11 
 5 Fenerbahce 18-12 
 6 Anadolu Efes 17-13 
 7 Baskonia 17-13 
 8 Darussafaka 16-14 
 9 Crvena Zvezda 16-14 
 10 Zalgiris 14-16 
 11 FC Barcelona 12-18 
 12 Galatasaray 11-19 
 13 Brose Bask. 10-20 
 14 Maccabi T-A 10-20 
 15 EA7 Armani 8-22 
 16 Unics 8-22 
Last:4/7/2017
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 
Group B
 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
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 16.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 2. Cummings, Aris14.7 
 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. James, Panathin.12.5 
 10. Clark, Promitheas12.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.3 
 2. Biruta, Trikalla7.0 
 3. Evans, Lavrio6.9 
 4. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.9 
 5. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.6.3 
 7. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.2 
 8. Faye, Promitheas6.1 
 9. Vasilopoulos, Kolossos.5.8 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.5.6 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympiacos5.4 
 4. Starks, Koroivos4.9 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.2 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 7. Hall, Kolossos HH4.1 
 8. Nixon, Lavrio4.0 
 9. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Hickey, Apollon .1.9 
 3. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 4. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.7 
 5. Singleton, Panathin.1.6 
 6. Gotcher, Koroivos1.6 
 7. Releford, Kolossos.1.6 
 8. Jones, Promitheas1.4 
 9. Moore, Promitheas1.4 
 10. Cummings, Aris1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Clanton, PAOK1.1 
 3. Raines, Apollon .1.1 
 4. Orton, Kymis1.0 
 5. Kravic, AGOR1.0 
 6. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.0 
 7. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 8. Fitzpatrick, AGOR1.0 
 9. Kavvadas, Aris0.9 
 10. Reddic, Kolossos HH0.9 
Poll

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Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Quarter-Finals)

Aris 59% Apr.29 PAOK
AEK Athens 65% Apr.29 AGOR
Next Round Schedule

Round 29 (Regular Season)

Aiolos Astak 73% Apr.29 AE Larissas
Kavala 60% Apr.29 Doxa Pefkon
Faros Apr.29 Iraklis 56%
Amyntas Dafn 75% Apr.29 Irakleio
Holargos 91% Apr.29 Pagrati
Arkadikos 65% Apr.29 Psychiko
GS Larissas Apr.29 Panionios 92%
Doukas 76% Apr.29 Ethnikos
Next Round Schedule

Round 28 (Regular Season)

North
Charilaos T May.7 Periko/Arhel 56%
Ermis Agias 62% May.7 Kastoria
Evropi May.7 Karditsas 65%
HANTH 57% May.7 Filippos Ver
Anatolia May.7 Stratoni 58%
Ermis Lagkad 52% May.7 Xanthis
Aias Evosmou May.7 Agriniou 84%
Gefyra 74% May.7 Polygirou
South
Apollon Sm. May.7 Zografou 79%
Proteas V. 67% May.7 Kronos AD
Marousi 65% May.7 Mandraikos
Panerythraik 55% May.7 Papagou
Esperos Patr 50% May.7 Tritonas S.
Nea Kifisia 52% May.7 Koropi
Panelefsinia 68% May.7 Ionikos Nika
Peristeri G 86% May.7 Ergotelis
Next Round Schedule

Game 4 (Quarter-Finals)

Darussafaka Apr.28 Real Madrid 55%
Anadolu Efes 67% Apr.28 Olympiacos
Next Round Schedule

Game 1 (Semi-Finals)

Banvit BK 58% Apr.28 Monaco
Iberostar Te 60% Apr.28 Umana VE
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..   




McKenzie
Moore
Canterbury welcomes back Moore, ex Promitheas - 20 hours ago
Canterbury Rams (NBL) landed 25-year old American guard McKenzie Moore (198-86kg-92, college: UTEP, agency: Two Points). It is actually his comeback to Rams as he has played here before. Moore He played recently at Promitheas in Greek A2 league. In 26 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg this season. The last summer Moore played at Rams where in 13 NBL games he was fifth best scorer with impressive 22.4ppg and recorded 6.2rpg, 8.0apg (leader !!!) and 3.4spg (leader !!!). H...   [read more]

Haralampos
Giannopoulos
A1 Round 3 of Play-Offs. AGOR overcome Kolossos to advance - 2 days ago
AGOR - Kolossos HH 69-55 AGOR advanced into quarterfinal stage. They overcame Kolossos in the decider. The game was mostly controlled by AGOR. Kolossos HH managed to win second period 23-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for forward Haralampos Giannopoulos (200-89) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. American guard Walter Lemon-Jr (190-92, college: Bradley) contributed with 20 points (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line)...   [read more]

Giannis
Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo's 30 points make him top Greek player abroad of the week - 2 days ago
We bring you last week's top performances from Greeks who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-94, agency: Octagon Europe). He could not help the Milwaukee Bucks (42-40) in their last game. Despite Antetokounmpo's very good performance the Milwaukee Bucks (42-40) were crushed 118-93 on the road by the Toronto Raptors.    [read more]


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