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LPB Standings
 1. Benfica 3-0 
 2. Galitos-Barreiro 2-1 
 3. CAB Madeira 2-1 
 4. FC Porto 2-1 
 5. Oliveirense 2-1 
 6. Vitoria SC 2-1 
 7. Illiabum 2-1 
 8. Maia Basket 1-2 
 9. Lusitania 1-2 
 10. Electrico FC 1-2 
 11. Ovarense 0-3 
 12. Sampaense 0-3 
Full Standings
Proliga Standings
Group North
 1. Dragon Force 3-0 
 2. Esgueira 2-1 
 3. Sangalhos 2-1 
 4. Vasco 2-1 
 5. Sanjoanense 1-2 
 6. Academico FC 1-2 
 7. Guifoes 1-2 
 8. Ginasio 0-3 
Group South
 1. Barreirense 2-0 
 2. Benfica B 2-0 
 3. Terceira 1-0 
 4. Academia 1-1 
 5. Estoril Basket 1-1 
 6. Fisica 1-2 
 7. Angra 0-2 
 8. Belenenses CF 0-2 
Full Standings
FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group A
 1 Benfica 1-0 
 2 Chalon 1-0 
 3 Alba 0-1 
 4 Brussels 0-1 
Group B
 1 Gravelines 1-0 
 2 Kormend 1-0 
 3 Groningen 0-1 
 4 Limburg United 0-1 
Group C
 1 Sodertalje 1-0 
 2 Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 3 Mons-Hainaut 0-1 
Group D
 1 Antwerp 1-0 
 2 Nanterre 1-0 
 3 FC Porto 0-1 
 4 Sopron KC 0-1 
Group E
 1 Oberwart 1-0 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 3 TU/Rock 0-1 
Group F
 1 Lukoil Acad. 1-0 
 2 Prievidza 1-0 
 3 Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-1 
 4 Steaua CSM 0-1 
Group G
 1 Gaziantep 1-0 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 1-0 
 3 AEK 0-1 
 4 Peja 0-1 
Group H
 1 Demir IBB 1-0 
 2 Enisey 1-0 
 3 Rilski 0-1 
 4 Sigal Prishtina 0-1 
Group I
 1 Targu Mures 1-0 
 2 Vytautas 0-0 
 3 TLU/Kalev 0-1 
Group J
 1 BK Pardubice 1-0 
 2 Tsmoki-Minsk 1-0 
 3 Apoel 0-1 
 4 Siauliai 0-1 
Points Per Game
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Marcal, Maia B.26.5 
 2. Lima, CAB Madeira22.0 
 3. Hollis, Benfica22.0 
 4. Marzette, CAB M.21.5 
 5. Matagrano, Lusit.20.0 
 6. Torrie, Electric.20.0 
 7. Novak, Ovarense19.0 
 8. Ogungbemi-J., Gali.19.0 
 9. Pavlovic, Sampa.19.0 
 10. Bishop, Illiabum18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Monteiro, Lusitania12.5 
 2. Marcal, Maia B.8.5 
 3. Neves, Electrico FC8.5 
 4. Torrie, Electric.8.5 
 5. Lima, CAB Madeira8.5 
 6. Grosey, Galitos-.8.5 
 7. Douvier, Ovarense8.5 
 8. Novak, Ovarense8.0 
 9. Tadic, Illiabum8.0 
 10. Matagrano, Lusit.7.5 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 8
 1. L'Africain, CAB M.8.0 
 2. Tinsley, FC Porto6.0 
 3. Ogungbemi-J., Gali.6.0 
 4. Novak, Ovarense5.0 
 5. Bessa, FC Porto5.0 
 6. Raivio, Benfica5.0 
 7. Holliday, Lusitania5.0 
 8. Dara, Maia Basket4.5 
 9. Lanzinha, Electric.4.5 
 10. Figueiredo, Illia.4.5 
Steals Per Game
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Ogungbemi-J., Gali.3.5 
 2. Hallman, Oliveiren.3.0 
 3. Torrie, Electric.3.0 
 4. Marcal, Maia B.3.0 
 5. L'Africain, CAB M.2.5 
 6. Barbosa, Oliveiren.2.5 
 7. Carvalho, Sampa.2.0 
 8. Brewer, Maia B.2.0 
 9. Coelho, Oliveirense2.0 
 10. Bettencourt, CAB2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 David GOMES
  Avg: 2
 1. Gomes, Maia Basket2.0 
 2. Pavlovic, Sampa.1.5 
 3. Chol, Illiabum1.5 
 4. Moses, Vitoria SC1.5 
 5. Gentry, CAB M.1.5 
 6. Cunha, Vitoria SC1.0 
 7. Dos Santos, Benfi.1.0 
 8. Grosey, Galitos-.0.5 
 9. Marzette, CAB M.0.5 
 10. Matagrano, Lusit.0.5 

Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Galitos-Barr 63% Oct.29 Oliveirense
Vitoria SC 55% Oct.29 CAB Madeira
Illiabum 74% Oct.29 Electrico F
Ovarense Oct.29 Lusitania 77%
Maia Basket Oct.29 Benfica 85%
FC Porto 96% Oct.29 Sampaense
Next Round Schedule

Round 4 (Regular Season)

Academico F Oct.29 Sanjoanense 57%
Vasco 55% Oct.29 Esgueira
Dragon Force 88% Oct.29 Guifoes
Ginasio Oct.29 Sangalhos 92%
Belenenses Oct.29 Academia 90%
Fisica 90% Oct.29 Angra
Barreirense 64% Oct.29 Terceira
Estoril Bsk Oct.29 Benfica B 75%
Next Round Schedule

Round 2 (Regular Season)

Group A
Alba 58% Oct.26 Brussels
Chalon 55% Oct.25 Benfica
Group B
Limburg Unit 56% Oct.25 Groningen
Gravelines 55% Oct.25 Kormend
Group C
Telekom Bsk Oct.25 Sodertalje 97%
Group D
Nanterre 96% Oct.26 FC Porto
Antwerp 98% Oct.25 Sopron KC
Group E
Pau-Lacq-Ort 58% Oct.26 TU/Rock
Group F
Bnei Hertzel Oct.26 Prievidza 98%
Steaua CSM Oct.25 Lukoil Acad 96%
Group G
Peja 58% Oct.26 AEK
Gaziantep 59% Oct.26 UBT Cluj Na
Group H
Sigal Prisht 56% Oct.26 Rilski
Enisey 55% Oct.25 Demir IBB
Group I
Vytautas Oct.26 Targu Mures 97%
Group J
BK Pardubice 55% Oct.26 Tsmoki-Minsk
Siauliai 56% Oct.26 Apoel
Performing Under Pressure - Dec 11, 2012

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As a coach, we all like to see our players perform well when the pressure is on. However, a great deal of players find it difficult to do exactly that. When playing in a big game or in front of a large crowd it can be extremely intimidating and they lose focus, confidence, and concentration. This is the exact moment they need to maintain their mental toughness. Pressure is created not by the game situation, but how we handle it. Being a professional basketball player requires that you not only deal with pressure, but thrive under the stress of competition. The issue of preparing players to perform under pressure is one that takes focus and practice. Players need to work on the mental game just as much as their physical game.
To deal effectively with pressure, we must acknowledge it exists and then learn how to handle it properly and effectively. I find the best way to prepare for playing under pressure is to treat the big game just like any other game. Here are some ideas on how to prepare players mentally.

- Be confident and trust yourself
- Eliminate negative thoughts and fear of failure from your mind before and during games
- Visualize yourself performing well, and being cool under pressure
- Practice and prepare yourself so you're ready and able to play well when the pressure is on
- Play in the moment - always concentrate on what is happening now, not what went wrong on the last play

The ability to perform professionally under pressure is one of the most desired skills or qualities of being a successful basketball player. Coaches need to address the fact that not all of their players will be able to perform successfully under pressure. Remember, stress is not created by the situation but in how we look at it and handle it. Basketball mental toughness is critical when performing under pressure. Helping players develop their mental game is a skill that will benefit everyone, but most of all help prevent your player from becoming a very frustrated athlete.

By Coach JC

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Pedro Azevedo gets MVP of the Week award for Portuguese Proliga - 2 days ago

Experienced Pedro Azevedo (193-F-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for Sanjoanense and that's him to receive a Proliga Player of the Week award for round 2. The 35-year old forward had the game-high 24 points adding eight rebounds for Sanjoanense in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Guifoes (#8, 0-2) 61-59. Sanjoanense is placed at 5th position in their group in Portuguese Proliga. Sanjoanense is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the midd...   [read more]

Proliga Round 2: Dragon Force keeps a leadership position in their group - 3 days ago

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Proliga. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Dragon Force defeated Sangalhos in Porto 63-53. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 20-5 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Dragon Force dominated on the defensive end, holding Sangalhos to just 5 points in thi...   [read more]

Kenny Martin
Martin number one in Portuguese Proliga for round 1 - 6 days ago

American Forward Kenny Martin (208-F) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Barreirense, receiving a Proliga Player of the Week award for round 1. The player was the main contributor (28 points, six rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Angra (#5, 0-1) 85-75. Thanks to this victory Barreirense moved-up to the 2nd position in their group in Portuguese Proliga. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Barreirense won just one (th...   [read more]

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