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Liga Nationala Standings
 1. UBT Cluj Napoca 8-1 
 2. Steaua CSM 8-1 
 3. CSU Sibiu 6-3 
 4. Oradea 6-3 
 5. Pitesti 5-4 
 6. BC Timisoara 5-5 
 7. Targu Mures 4-5 
 8. Craiova 3-6 
 9. Dinamo B. 2-7 
 10. Phoenix Galati 2-7 
 11. Olimpic 1-8 
Full Standings
Last:11/28/2016
Liga I Standings
Group 1
 1. A.Vlaicu Buc. 4-0 
 2. Sibiu II 3-1 
 3. Pitesti II 2-1 
 4. Rapid II Buc. 2-1 
 5. Stiinta B. 2-2 
 6. Craiova 2 1-4 
 7. Magic Sibiu 0-5 
Group 2
 1. Timba Timis. 4-0 
 2. Univ.Cluj 4-1 
 3. Olimpic 2 2-1 
 4. Miercurea Ciuc 2-2 
 5. Mures II 2-2 
 6. UBT Cluj 1-2 
 7. Oradea II 1-4 
 8. Timisoara II 0-4 
Group 3
 1. Braila 4-0 
 2. Politehnica Iasi 3-1 
 3. Steaua II 3-1 
 4. ACS 4 Sports 2-3 
 5. Phoenix Galati II 2-3 
 6. Athletic Con. 1-3 
 7. Dinamo II 0-4 
Last:11/18/2016
Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Banvit BK 6-1 
 2 Monaco 6-1 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 4-3 
 4 Aris 4-3 
 5 Ironi Nahariya 3-4 
 6 Fraport SKY 3-4 
 7 Helios 1-6 
 8 Bakken 1-6 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 6-1 
 2 Umana VE 5-2 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 4-3 
 4 Avtodor 3-4 
 5 Oradea 3-4 
 6 Maccabi Rishon 3-4 
 7 Kataja Basket 3-4 
 8 Khimik 1-6 
Group C
 1 Neptunas 6-1 
 2 ASVEL 5-2 
 3 EWE Baskets 4-3 
 4 Ventspils 3-4 
 5 PAOK 3-4 
 6 Rosa Radom 3-4 
 7 Usak 2-5 
 8 Openjobmetis V. 2-5 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 5-2 
 2 Scandone AV 5-2 
 3 Juventus 5-2 
 4 Strasbourg 4-3 
 5 Oostende 3-4 
 6 Cibona 2-5 
 7 Mega Leks 2-5 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-5 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 6-1 
 2 Ludwigsburg 5-2 
 3 AEK Athens 4-3 
 4 Banco di Srd 3-4 
 5 Spirou 3-4 
 6 Partizan 3-4 
 7 Stelmet ZG 3-4 
 8 Szolnok 1-6 
Last:11/30/2016
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 0-0 
 2. Gaziantep 0-0 
 3. Sodertalje 0-0 
 4. Targu Mures 0-0 
Group L
 1. Antwerp 0-0 
 2. Demir IBB 0-0 
 3. Gravelines 0-0 
 4. Prievidza 0-0 
Group M
 1. Apoel 0-0 
 2. Oberwart 0-0 
 3. Telekom Bsk 0-0 
 4. Vytautas 0-0 
Group N
 1. Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-0 
 2. Kormend 0-0 
 3. Nanterre 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group O
 1. Alba 0-0 
 2. BK Pardubice 0-0 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 0-0 
 4. UBT Cluj Napoca 0-0 
Group P
 1. Benfica 0-0 
 2. Enisey 0-0 
 3. Groningen 0-0 
 4. Lukoil Acad. 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:11/29/2016
Points Per Game
 Vlad MOLDOVEANU
  
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Moldoveanu, UBT C.20.6 
 2. Bojovic, Phoenix19.9 
 3. Jeremic, BC Timis.18.6 
 4. Mohammed, Targu M.17.7 
 5. Dykes, UBT C.17.6 
 6. Martinic, Targu M.17.6 
 7. Abrams, Craiova17.2 
 8. Zeno, Oradea17.2 
 9. Hardy, CSU Sibiu17.1 
 10. Mijajlovic, CSU S.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Danilo TASIC
  
  (207-F-93)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Tasic, Dinamo B.8.1 
 2. Hardy, CSU Sibiu7.7 
 3. Barro, UBT C.7.6 
 4. Pavlovic, Olimpic7.3 
 5. Abrams, Craiova6.8 
 6. Moldoveanu, UBT C.6.7 
 7. Cooper, CSU Sibiu6.7 
 8. Frasenyuk, Craiova6.6 
 9. Barham, Targu M.6.3 
 10. Paul, Craiova6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Slobodan DUNDJERSKI
  
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Dundjerski, Dinamo8.0 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.6.8 
 3. Long, Steaua CSM6.2 
 4. Adamovic, UBT C.5.8 
 5. Mirkovic, Oradea5.3 
 6. Zeno, Oradea5.2 
 7. Kabongo, Pitesti5.1 
 8. Rasic, UBT C.4.9 
 9. Marinovic, Craiova4.8 
 10. Hardy, CSU Sibiu4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HARDY
  
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Hardy, CSU Sibiu2.8 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.2.4 
 3. Long, Steaua CSM2.1 
 4. Pajkovic, Olimpic2.0 
 5. Otasevic, BC Timis.2.0 
 6. Bojovic, Phoenix1.9 
 7. Graham, Dinamo B.1.8 
 8. Mohammed, Targu M.1.8 
 9. Adamovic, UBT C.1.8 
 10. Tasic, Dinamo B.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Laszlo LAZAR
  
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lazar, Targu Mures2.3 
 2. Denison, Oradea1.4 
 3. Hunter, Pitesti1.2 
 4. Tasic, Dinamo B.1.1 
 5. Dragusin, BC Timis.1.1 
 6. Mladenovic, Pitesti0.9 
 7. Diaz, BC Timisoara0.8 
 8. Hardy, CSU Sibiu0.8 
 9. Jevtovic, Steaua0.7 
 10. Baciu, Steaua CSM0.7 
Player of the week
Round: 10

 Nikola Malesevic
  Steaua CSM
  (202-F-91)
  

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Round 11 (Regular Season)

Dinamo B. Dec.3 UBT Cluj Na 88%
Phoenix Gala Dec.3 Oradea 77%
Steaua CSM 89% Dec.3 Craiova
Pitesti 62% Dec.3 Targu Mures
Olimpic Dec.3 CSU Sibiu 89%
Next Round Schedule

Round 8 (Regular Season)

Group A
Aris 77% Dec.7 Helios
Banvit BK 75% Dec.7 Ironi Nahari
CEZ Nymburk 88% Dec.6 Bakken
Fraport SKY Dec.6 Monaco 74%
Group B
Avtodor 67% Dec.7 Khimik
Macc.Rishon 57% Dec.6 Kataja Bsk
Umana VE 51% Dec.6 Le Mans
Pinar Karsiy 55% Dec.6 Oradea
Group C
EWE Baskets 63% Dec.7 Ventspils
Neptunas 81% Dec.6 Usak
PAOK 71% Dec.6 Rosa Radom
ASVEL 83% Dec.6 Openjobmetis
Group D
Scandone AV 77% Dec.7 Mega Leks
Strasbourg Dec.7 Juventus 55%
Iberostar Te 81% Dec.7 Cibona
Oostende 73% Dec.6 Mornar Bar
Group E
Stelmet ZG 56% Dec.7 Banco di Srd
Szolnok Dec.7 AEK Athens 83%
Besiktas 78% Dec.7 Spirou
Partizan Dec.6 Ludwigsburg 66%
Next Round Schedule

Round 1 (Second Stage)

Group K
Gaziantep 62% Dec.14 Sodertalje
Chalon 54% Dec.13 Targu Mures
Group L
Demir IBB 63% Dec.14 Antwerp
Gravelines Dec.13 Prievidza 58%
Group M
Vytautas 55% Dec.14 Oberwart
Telekom Bsk 50% Dec.14 Apoel
Group N
Nanterre 66% Dec.14 Kormend
Tsmoki-Minsk 60% Dec.14 Bnei Hertzel
Group O
Alba 66% Dec.13 UBT Cluj Na
Pau-Lacq-Ort 64% Dec.13 BK Pardubice
Group P
Lukoil Acad 56% Dec.14 Benfica
Groningen 68% Dec.14 Enisey
Division A Round 6: Miercurea Ciuc records their first victory - Nov 4, 2012


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There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory.

Miercurea Ciuc has finally registered their first victory this season after six consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat CS Dinamo Bucuresti (0-6) 92-82 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Miercurea Ciuc. CS Dinamo Bucuresti managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by CS Dinamo Bucuresti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Croatian forward Franko Filipovic (203-87) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Vlad Corpodean (194-91) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Andrei Badila (190-84) with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Miercurea Ciuc (1-6) left bottom position moving up to fourteenth place. It was CS Dinamo Bucuresti's sixth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. Miercurea Ciuc are looking forward to face higher ranked CSU Sibiu (#12) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CS Dinamo Bucuresti will play against Timisoara and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Division A top team - Gaz Metan (6-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked U-Mobitelco (4-2) in Medias 92-80. Montenegrin-Serbian forward Ivan Ivanovic (205-80, agency: Beo Basket) notched 35 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Slobodan Dundjerski supported him with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Even 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by American guard Derek Wright (180-86, college: Austin Peay St.) did not help to save the game for U-Mobitelco. Gaz Metan maintains first position with 6-1 record. U-Mobitelco at the other side keeps the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with Timisoara and CSM Bucuresti. Gaz Metan will play against Oradea (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. U-Mobitelco will play against Timba Timosoara in Timisoara and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Farul Const. (0-7) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked Targu Mures (5-1) 60-58 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Andrija Ciric who scored 20 points. Targu Mures' coach Srecko Sekulovic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Dragan Petronic who recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds. Targu Mures have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Oradea and Craiova. Newly promoted Farul Const. still closes the standings with seven games lost. Targu Mures will meet at home league's second-placed Craiova in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Farul Const. will play against CSM Bucuresti (#7) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Ploiesti was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Oradea (5-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Ploiesti (3-3). Oradea managed to secure a 9-point victory 94-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ploiesti. It was a good game for William Franklin who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oradea moved-up to second place, which they share with Targu Mures and Craiova. Defending champion Ploiesti keeps the eighth position with three games lost. Oradea's next round opponent will be league's leader Gaz Metan in Medias and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ploiesti will play on the road against Pitesti (#11).
An interesting game took place in Timisoara where 10th ranked Rovinari (3-3) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked Timba Timosoara (2-4) 96-89 on Saturday. Rickey Huckaby scored 23 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Timba Timosoara moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with CSU Sibiu. Rovinari lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Timba Timosoara will face higher ranked U-Mobitelco (#5) in Cluj in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 6: CSM Bucuresti won against Giurgiu on the opponent's court 80-73. Craiova managed to outperform CSU Sibiu in a home game 84-70. Pitesti recorded a loss to Timisoara on the road 82-76.



Farul Const. - Targu Mures 58-60

Bottom-ranked Farul Const. (0-7) is still winless. But it was rather predictable considering how strong their opponent was. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their seventh consecutive match to fourth ranked Targu Mures (5-1) 60-58 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 17-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) who scored 20 points. Center Liviu Dumitru (203-79) chipped in 15 points. Targu Mures' coach Srecko Sekulovic used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian power forward Dragan Petronic (206-82) who recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Jeremi Booth (195-87, college: Appalachian St.) added 15 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Targu Mures have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Oradea and Craiova. Newly promoted Farul Const. still closes the standings with seven games lost. Targu Mures will meet at home league's second-placed Craiova in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Farul Const. will play against CSM Bucuresti (#7) and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Targu Mures: A.Ciric 20+4reb+3ast, L.Dumitru 15+3reb, M.Ceskovic 9+3ast, T.Jucan 6+7reb, B.Cuic 4+4reb+6ast, T.Adebayo 2+5reb+1ast
Farul Const.: J.Booth 15+5reb, D.Petronic 11+7reb+2ast, A.Santana 9+5reb, M.Mathis 8+6reb, M.Minea 5+2reb, E.Olteanu 5+4reb+3ast
gschID: 178488


Giurgiu - CSM Bucuresti 73-80

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked CSM Bucuresti and 7th ranked Giurgiu had identical 3-2 record. But Giurgiu was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Bucuresti 80-73 on Saturday night. The guests trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 7 points. CSM Bucuresti made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Giurgiu was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Canadian forward Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) scored 19 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian power forward Miljan Pupovic (209-83) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four CSM Bucuresti players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was center Catalin Vlaicu (203-86) with 19 points and 7 rebounds and Bahamas center Trevor Harvey (211-80, college: Florida St.) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). CSM Bucuresti (4-2) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Timisoara and U.Mobitel.CN. Loser Giurgiu dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. CSM Bucuresti will face bottom-ranked Farul Const. (#16) in Constanca in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Giurgiu will play on the road against Rovinari (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CSM Bucuresti: J.Shepherd 19+7reb+1ast, G.Martinic 18+1reb+4ast, S.Sir 18+2reb, M.Pupovic 16+7reb+1ast, D.Kandic 3+1reb, V.Carutasu 3+4reb
Giurgiu: C.Vlaicu 19+7reb+1ast, B.Burrell 17+5reb, T.Harvey 14+6reb+2ast, P.Petty 8+4reb+3ast, D.Thomas 7+6reb, J.Simmons 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 178487


Timba Timis. - Rovinari 96-89

An interesting game took place in Timisoara where 10th ranked Rovinari (3-3) was upset on the court of thirteenth ranked Timba Timosoara (2-4) 96-89 on Saturday. Rovinari trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 25-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 89-96 at the end of the game. Timba Timosoara made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. American guard Rickey Huckaby (188-83, college: Tex.A&M-Kingsv.) scored 23 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian guard Bosko Stojakovic (196-84) chipped in 18 points and 5 assists during the contest. Huckaby is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was Czech power forward David Steffel (212-85) with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and American guard Louis Darby (196-84, college: Long Beach St.) scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Timba Timosoara and five Rovinari players scored in double figures. Timba Timosoara moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with CSU Sibiu. Rovinari lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the eighth position with three games lost. Timba Timosoara will face higher ranked U-Mobitelco (#5) in Cluj in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Timba Timis.: R.Huckaby 23+5reb+3ast, B.Stojakovic 18+2reb+5ast, A.Mihuti 13+6reb+2ast, Z.Milovic 11+4reb+2ast, F.Popa 9+1reb+1ast, J.Glynn 9+10reb+3ast
Rovinari: L.Darby 22+5reb+5ast, S.Nikolic 20+3reb+4ast, D.Steffel 19+10reb+5ast, S.Atanackovic 10+2reb+3ast, F.Lapuste 10+2reb, R.Giles 6+4reb
gschID: 178486


Miercurea Ciuc - Dinamo B. 92-82

Miercurea Ciuc has finally registered their first victory this season after six consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat CS Dinamo Bucuresti (0-6) 92-82 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Miercurea Ciuc. CS Dinamo Bucuresti managed to win third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 26 personal fouls committed by CS Dinamo Bucuresti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Croatian forward Franko Filipovic (203-87) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Vlad Corpodean (194-91) chipped in 12 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Andrei Badila (190-84) with 22 points and 5 rebounds and center Ciprian Mihai (203-90) scored 10 points and 9 rebounds. Four Miercurea Ciuc and five CS Dinamo Bucuresti players scored in double figures. Miercurea Ciuc (1-6) left bottom position moving up to fourteenth place. It was CS Dinamo Bucuresti's sixth loss in a row. They still closes the standings with six games lost. Miercurea Ciuc are looking forward to face higher ranked CSU Sibiu (#12) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. CS Dinamo Bucuresti will play against Timisoara and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Miercurea Ciuc: F.Filipovic 22+5reb, S.Avalic 14+3reb+6ast, F.Bubalo 12+1reb+2ast, V.Corpodean 12+10reb+2ast, J.Dupre 10+6reb+2ast, M.Hajdic 9+6reb+3ast
Dinamo B.: A.Badila 22+5reb+2ast, L.Filip 15+4reb, V.Mihai 10+4reb+1ast, C.Mihai 10+9reb+1ast, A.Sipos 10+3reb, I.Pirlog 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 178482


Craiova - CSU Sibiu 84-70

Very predictable result when second ranked Craiova (5-1) defeated at home 12th ranked CSU Sibiu (2-4) 84-70 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Craiova. CSU Sibiu was better in second period 17-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Craiova dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to CSU Sibiu's 24 and made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Serbian guard Rade Dzambic (188-80, college: NYIT, agency: TSS Management) scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American guard LeVar Seals (195-82, college: De Paul) chipped in 22 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international point guard Mihail-Octavian Paul (188-82) with 21 points and 4 assists and Bulgarian guard Aleksandar Gruev (187-83, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 17 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Craiova have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 5-1 record behind leader Gaz Metan, which they share with Oradea and Targu Mures. Loser CSU Sibiu keeps the twelfth place with four games lost. Craiova will face Targu Mures (#4) on the road in the next round. CSU Sibiu will play against Miercurea Ciuc (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Craiova: L.Seals 22+3reb+1ast, R.Dzambic 16+6reb+6ast, T.Bureau 13+5reb, D.Habus 10+5reb+1ast, N.Djurasovic 9+3reb, I.Dragusin 9+10reb
CSU Sibiu: M.Paul 21+3reb+4ast, A.Gruev 17+2reb+4ast, M.Griskenas 12+6reb, C.Craciun 10+4reb, A.Vajda 4+2reb+2ast, U.Velickovic 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 178481


Gaz Metan - U.Mobitel.CN 92-80

Division A top team - Gaz Metan (6-1) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked U-Mobitelco (4-2) in Medias 92-80. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Gaz Metan made 30-of-39 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game, while U-Mobitelco only scored five points from the stripe. Gaz Metan forced 23 U-Mobitelco turnovers. U-Mobitelco was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Montenegrin-Serbian forward Ivan Ivanovic (205-80, agency: Beo Basket) notched 35 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Serbian guard Slobodan Dundjerski (188-88, agency: Alti Sport) supported him with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Four Gaz Metan players scored in double figures. Even 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by American guard Derek Wright (180-86, college: Austin Peay St.) did not help to save the game for U-Mobitelco. Bulgarian Hristo Nikolov (200-85) added 14 points and 5 rebounds. Gaz Metan maintains first position with 6-1 record. U-Mobitelco at the other side keeps the fifth place with two games lost. They share the position with Timisoara and CSM Bucuresti. Gaz Metan will play against Oradea (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. U-Mobitelco will play against Timba Timosoara in Timisoara and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Gaz Metan: I.Ivanovic 35+7reb, P.Graham 17+3reb+3ast, D.Mitchell 16+6reb+2ast, S.Dundjerski 11+5reb+9ast, A.Gutoaia 6, A.Mladenovic 5+6reb+1ast
U.Mobitel.CN: D.Wright 22+6reb+6ast, H.Nikolov 14+5reb+2ast, S.Barnette 13+5reb+1ast, C.Baciu 8+4reb, I.Todorovic 8+5reb, V.Nakic 7
gschID: 178485


Ploiesti - Oradea 85-94

The game in Ploiesti was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Oradea (5-1) played at the court of 8th ranked Ploiesti (3-3). Oradea managed to secure a 9-point victory 94-85. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Ploiesti. The guests were already 16 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 34-27 Ploiesti's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 94-85 at the end of the game. Oradea shot 62.3 percent from the field. 32 personal fouls committed by Ploiesti helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American point guard William Franklin (183-85, college: Bradley) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Serbian guard Nemanja Maric (196-83) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Adrian Tudor (182-85) replied with 19 points and American guard Darius Hargrove (193-82, college: Virginia Union) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Ploiesti. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Oradea moved-up to second place, which they share with Targu Mures and Craiova. Defending champion Ploiesti keeps the eighth position with three games lost. Oradea's next round opponent will be league's leader Gaz Metan in Medias and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ploiesti will play on the road against Pitesti (#11).
Top scorers:
Oradea: N.Maric 21+6reb+3ast, S.Topchov 20+7reb+2ast, W.Franklin 18+5reb+8ast, D.Dillon 14+4reb+6ast, B.Tibirna 11+3reb, S.Lupusavei 5
Ploiesti: A.Tudor 19+3reb+2ast, R.Nyakundi 15+4reb, D.Hargrove 13+7reb+4ast, V.Stanescu 12+4reb, C.Burlacu 10+5reb, I.Timermanis 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 178484


Timisoara - Pitesti 82-76

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Pitesti (3-4) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Timisoara (4-2) 82-76 on Thursday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Pitesti was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Timisoara made 28-of-36 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Pitesti was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian-German forward Robert Sarovic (205-78) scored 18 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Dominique Archie (200-87, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American-New Zealand forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) with 20 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Damien Kinloch (203-80, college: Tenn Tech) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Five Timisoara and four Pitesti players scored in double figures. Timisoara moved-up to fifth place, which they share with U.Mobitel.CN and CSM Bucuresti. Loser Pitesti keeps the eleventh position with four games lost. Timisoara will face CS Dinamo Bucuresti (#15) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Pitesti will play against Ploiesti (#8).
Top scorers:
Timisoara: R.Sarovic 18+7reb+1ast, Z.Jovanovic 12+4ast, I.Jelenic 11+1reb+3ast, D.Archie 11+8reb+1ast, D.Johnson 10+6reb, M.Derasimovic 9+3reb+2ast
Pitesti: M.Jones 20+6reb, D.Albijanic 14+4reb, D.Kinloch 13+7reb, P.Barac 10+4reb+2ast, O.Calota 9+2reb+1ast, D.Popescu 6+1ast
gschID: 178483


  




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