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Liga Nationala Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. UBT Cluj Napoca 24-4 
 2. CSU Sibiu 18-10 
 3. Steaua CSM 17-11 
 4. Oradea 15-13 
 5. BC Timisoara 13-15 
 6. Pitesti 11-17 
Places 7-10
 1. Targu Mures 12-12 
 2. Craiova 8-16 
 3. Phoenix Galati 8-16 
 4. Dinamo B. 6-18 
Place 11
 1. Olimpic 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:5/26/2017
Liga I Semifinals Stage Standings
Semifinals I
 1. Braila 8-2 
 2. Timba Timis. 8-3 
 3. Politehnica Iasi 7-2 
 4. A.Vlaicu Buc. 6-4 
 5. Stiinta B. 5-6 
 6. Rapid II Buc. 4-6 
 7. Univ.Cluj 2-8 
 8. Miercurea Ciuc 1-10 
Semifinals II
 1. Steaua II 6-1 
 2. Pitesti II 5-2 
 3. Sibiu II 4-3 
 4. Dinamo II 2-4 
 5. Timisoara II 2-5 
 6. UBT Cluj 2-6 
Stage One Standings
Last:4/26/2017
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
FIBA Europe Cup Stage Two Standings
Group K
 1. Chalon 5-1 
 2. Gaziantep 5-1 
 3. Sodertalje 1-5 
 4. Targu Mures 1-5 
Group L
 1. Demir IBB 5-1 
 2. Antwerp 4-2 
 3. Gravelines 2-4 
 4. Prievidza 1-5 
Group M
 1. Telekom Bsk 5-1 
 2. Vytautas 4-2 
 3. Oberwart 2-4 
 4. Apoel 1-5 
Group N
 1. Kormend 4-2 
 2. Nanterre 4-2 
 3. Tsmoki-Minsk 3-3 
 4. Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-5 
Group O
 1. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 4-2 
 2. Alba 4-2 
 3. UBT Cluj Napoca 2-4 
 4. BK Pardubice 2-4 
Group P
 1. Groningen 4-2 
 2. Lukoil Acad. 3-3 
 3. Enisey 0-0 
 4. Benfica 0-6 
Group Q
 1. Cibona 0-0 
 2. Ironi Nahariya 0-0 
 3. Kataja Basket 0-0 
 4. Oostende 0-0 
 5. Oradea 0-0 
 6. Spirou 0-0 
 7. Stelmet ZG 0-0 
 8. Usak 0-0 
Stage One Standings
Last:2/9/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Mladen JEREMIC
  BC Timis.
  (198-G-88)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Jeremic, BC Timis.19.6 
 2. Bojovic, Phoenix .19.1 
 3. Hargrove, Craiova18.6 
 4. Martinic, Targu M.18.1 
 5. Abrams, Craiova16.7 
 6. Dykes, UBT C.16.6 
 7. Runkauskas, Steaua C.16.5 
 8. Sutalo, Dinamo B.15.6 
 9. Moldoveanu, UBT C.15.5 
 10. Zeno, Oradea15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Randal FALKER
  Steaua CSM
  (201-F/C-85)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Falker, Steaua CSM8.2 
 2. Cooper, CSU Sibiu7.9 
 3. Barro, UBT C.7.9 
 4. Tasic, Dinamo B.7.4 
 5. Hardy, CSU Sibiu7.0 
 6. Lee, Craiova6.8 
 7. Dudzinski, Steaua C.6.5 
 8. Macura, Olimpic6.1 
 9. Bureau, Craiova6.0 
 10. Barnette, Oradea6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Slobodan DUNDJERSKI
  Dinamo B.
  (188-G-88)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Dundjerski, Dinamo B.7.3 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.7.1 
 3. Adamovic, UBT C.6.0 
 4. Kostoski, Pitesti5.6 
 5. Franklin, Oradea5.4 
 6. Long, Steaua CSM5.4 
 7. Taylor, Craiova5.0 
 8. Marinovic, Craiova4.8 
 9. Mirkovic, Oradea4.7 
 10. Mijajlovic, CSU S.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HARDY
  CSU Sibiu
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Hardy, CSU Sibiu2.7 
 2. Bojovic, Phoenix .2.3 
 3. Dundjerski, Dinamo B.2.1 
 4. Martinic, Targu M.2.1 
 5. Otasevic, BC Timis.2.0 
 6. Gugino, Phoenix .2.0 
 7. Long, Steaua CSM1.9 
 8. Adamovic, UBT C.1.9 
 9. Waters, Phoenix .1.9 
 10. Taylor, Craiova1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Laszlo LAZAR
  Targu Mures
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lazar, Targu Mures1.8 
 2. Falker, Steaua CSM1.3 
 3. Cooper, CSU Sibiu1.1 
 4. Hunter, Pitesti1.0 
 5. Denison, Oradea1.0 
 6. Pavlovic, Olimpic0.9 
 7. Tasic, Dinamo B.0.9 
 8. Dragusin, BC Timis.0.9 
 9. Barro, UBT C.0.8 
 10. Gugino, Phoenix .0.8 
Player of the Week

 Goran Martinic
  Targu Mures
  ( 187-PG-87 )
  
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Liga Nationala Round 25 of Regular Season - Mar 4, 2013


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The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Round 25 most important game was a victory of Targu Mures over 6th ranked U-Mobitelco 111-105 on Monday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of U-Mobitelco. 27 personal fouls committed by U-Mobitelco helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Lithuanian guard Vaidotas Peciukas (199-82, college: Hawaii) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 5 assists. Montenegrin guard Branko Cuic (197-78) contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. American guard Derek Wright (180-86, college: Austin Peay St.) answered with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for U-Mobitelco. Targu Mures have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Ploiesti. U-Mobitelco at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. They share it with Gaz Metan and Timisoara. Targu Mures is looking forward to face league's leader Oradea at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. U-Mobitelco will play against CSM Bucuresti (#8) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Craiova (19-6) against sixth ranked Timisoara (17-8) on Sunday night. Visiting Craiova was defeated by Timisoara in a tough game in Timisoara 81-85. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Craiova. American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Three Eye Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 assists for the winners and Dominique Archie chipped in 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the losing side the former international center Ionut Dragusin (221-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Timisoara moved-up to fifth place, which they share with U.Mobitel.CN and Gaz Metan. Craiova at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. Timisoara will play against higher ranked Ploiesti (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Craiova will play against Rovinari and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Division A top team - Oradea (21-4) had no problems winning another game on Monday. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Farul Const. (4-21) 97-44. Daniel Dillon nailed 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Oradea's coach Christian Achim felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jeremi Booth came up with 13 points and 5 rebounds for Farul Const. in the defeat. Oradea have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-4 record. Newly promoted Farul Const. keeps the fourteenth position with 21 games lost. Oradea will meet Targu Mures (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Farul Const. will play against Pitesti (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Ninth-ranked CSU Sibiu (12-13) used its home court advantage to challenge seventh ranked Gaz Metan (17-8). The visitors from Medias managed to secure only one-point victory 75-74. However their fans expected easier game. Ivan Ivanovic fired 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Gaz Metan have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with U.Mobitel.CN and Timisoara. CSU Sibiu at the other side keeps the ninth position with 13 games lost. Gaz Metan's next round opponent will be Miercurea Ciuc (#15) at home and are hoping to win another game. CSU Sibiu will play against Timba Timosoara (#13) in Timisoara.
Important game to mention about took place in Rovinari. Eleventh ranked Rovinari (12-13) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked CSM Bucuresti (15-10) 86-84 on Monday evening. It was a very good performance for Louis Darby who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds. Rovinari moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Pitesti and CSU Sibiu. CSM Bucuresti lost their third game in a row. They keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Rovinari will face league's second-placed Craiova on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

Other games in round 25 were not that significant. Ploiesti beat Miercurea Ciuc on the road 91-75. Pitesti won against Giurgiu on its own court 73-67. Timba Timis. outscored Dinamo B. in Timisoara 94-65.
The most impressive performance of 25th round was 30 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists by Octavian Calota of Pitesti.


Oradea - Farul Const. 97-44

Division A top team - Oradea (21-4) had no problems winning another game on Monday. This time they crushed fourteenth ranked Farul Const. (4-21) 97-44. The game without a history. Oradea led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Farul Const. to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Oradea dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Farul Const.'s 32. They outrebounded Farul Const. 44-26 including a 34-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. Oradea looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Farul Const.'s players. Australian-Trinidad and Tobago swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona) nailed 13 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and the former international Laszlo Lazar (207-87) accounted for 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Oradea players scored in double figures. Oradea's coach Christian Achim felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Jeremi Booth (195-87, college: Appalachian St.) came up with 13 points and 5 rebounds and Montenegrin center Bojan Grubisic (212-80) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Farul Const. in the defeat. Oradea have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 21-4 record. Newly promoted Farul Const. keeps the fourteenth position with 21 games lost. Oradea will meet Targu Mures (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Farul Const. will play against Pitesti (#10) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Farul Const.: J.Booth 13+5reb+1ast, B.Grubisic 12+5reb, N.Markovic 9+3reb+3ast, T.Mitchell 4+6reb+1ast, E.Olteanu 2+2reb+2ast, B.Calin 2
Oradea: L.Lazar 15+9reb, M.Pesic 14+4reb+2ast, D.Dillon 13+7reb+7ast, N.Maric 13+2reb+4ast, S.Lupusavei 9+2ast, Z.Comagic 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 232614


U.Mobitel.CN - Targu Mures 105-111

Round 25 most important game was a victory of Targu Mures over 6th ranked U-Mobitelco 111-105 on Monday night. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of U-Mobitelco. 27 personal fouls committed by U-Mobitelco helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Lithuanian guard Vaidotas Peciukas (199-82, college: Hawaii) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 5 assists. Montenegrin guard Branko Cuic (197-78) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. American guard Derek Wright (180-86, college: Austin Peay St.) answered with 30 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and the former international Mihai Silvasan (200-85, agency: Court Side) added 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for U-Mobitelco. Five Targu Mures and four U-Mobitelco players scored in double figures. Targu Mures have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Ploiesti. U-Mobitelco at the other side dropped to the fifth position with eight games lost. They share it with Gaz Metan and Timisoara. Targu Mures is looking forward to face league's leader Oradea at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. U-Mobitelco will play against CSM Bucuresti (#8) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
U.Mobitel.CN: D.Wright 30+6reb+8ast, M.Silvasan 22+7reb+4ast, S.Ross 15+9reb+1ast, D.Djapa 13+4reb, H.Nikolov 10+5reb+5ast, S.Barnette 8+4reb+5ast
Targu Mures: V.Peciukas 26+3reb+5ast, B.Cuic 18+5reb+10ast, A.Ciric 17+1reb+3ast, G.Navickas 14+4reb, O.Barro 11+8reb, L.Dumitru 10+3reb
gschID: 232615


Rovinari - CSM Bucuresti 86-84

Important game to mention about took place in Rovinari. Eleventh ranked Rovinari (12-13) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 8th ranked CSM Bucuresti (15-10) 86-84 on Monday evening. The hosts trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 20-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Rovinari outrebounded CSM Bucuresti 36-24 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a very good performance for American guard Louis Darby (196-84, college: Long Beach St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 rebounds. American-Liberian guard Jaytornah Wisseh (185-88, college: LIU Brooklyn) contributed with 23 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Rovinari players scored in double figures. Montenegrin point guard Goran Martinic (183-87, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 25 points and 7 assists and Canadian-Jamaican forward Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) added 25 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for CSM Bucuresti. Rovinari moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Pitesti and CSU Sibiu. CSM Bucuresti lost their third game in a row. They keep the eighth position with ten games lost. Rovinari will face league's second-placed Craiova on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
CSM Bucuresti: G.Martinic 25+1reb+7ast, J.Shepherd 25+5reb+3ast, S.Sir 9+2reb+1ast, B.Morris 8+8reb+4ast, S.Santa 6+3reb, V.Carutasu 6+3reb
Rovinari: L.Darby 29+10reb+3ast, J.Wisseh 23+7reb+3ast, D.Steffel 11+9reb+1ast, J.Kennerly 11+5reb, S.Nikolic 6+1reb+1ast, A.Rosu 3
gschID: 232616


CSU Sibiu - Gaz Metan 74-75

Ninth-ranked CSU Sibiu (12-13) used its home court advantage to challenge seventh ranked Gaz Metan (17-8). The visitors from Medias managed to secure only one-point victory 75-74. However their fans expected easier game. CSU Sibiu was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Montenegrin-Serbian forward Ivan Ivanovic (205-80, agency: Beo Basket) fired 27 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Kyle Shiloh (191-85, college: Nevada) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. American center Christopher Lee (206-84, college: S.Carolina St., agency: Duran International) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Devon Austin (198-87, college: Manhattan) added 22 points respectively for lost side. Four CSU Sibiu players scored in double figures. Gaz Metan have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with U.Mobitel.CN and Timisoara. CSU Sibiu at the other side keeps the ninth position with 13 games lost. Gaz Metan's next round opponent will be Miercurea Ciuc (#15) at home and are hoping to win another game. CSU Sibiu will play against Timba Timosoara (#13) in Timisoara.
Top scorers:
CSU Sibiu: D.Austin 22+3reb+2ast, M.Ambres 17+7reb, A.Gruev 14+1reb+5ast, C.Lee 13+13reb+4ast, I.Jenkins 7+2reb+1ast, C.Craciun 1+1reb
Gaz Metan: I.Ivanovic 27+9reb+3ast, K.Shiloh 15+8reb+3ast, S.Dundjerski 13+4reb+5ast, A.Mladenovic 6+4reb, T.Nicoara 6+2reb+1ast, A.Mandache 3
gschID: 232611


Miercurea Ciuc - Ploiesti 75-91

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Ploiesti (18-7) beat on the road 15th ranked Miercurea Ciuc (3-22) 91-75 on Sunday. The game was mostly controlled by Ploiesti. Miercurea Ciuc was better in third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ploiesti dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Miercurea Ciuc's 34. Quite impressive performance for the former international power forward Virgil Stanescu (208-77, college: S.Alabama, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Serbian guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90) contributed with 8 points and 8 assists for the winners. Four Ploiesti players scored in double figures. Ploiesti's coach Vladimir Arnautovic used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Croatian guard Franjo Bubalo (194-88) answered with 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals and Croatian power forward Marijo Hajdic (206-89) added 17 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Miercurea Ciuc. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Ploiesti. Defending champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Targu Mures. Miercurea Ciuc lost their eleventh game in a row. They keep the fifteenth position with 22 games lost. Ploiesti will face Timisoara (#6) at home in the next round. Miercurea Ciuc will play against Gaz Metan (#5) in Medias.
Top scorers:
Miercurea Ciuc: F.Bubalo 20+1reb+6ast, M.Hajdic 17+9reb+1ast, V.Corpodean 13+9reb, F.Filipovic 8+4reb+1ast, I.Harris 8+3reb, J.Dupre 7+4reb+1ast
Ploiesti: V.Stanescu 17+4reb+1ast, C.Burlacu 15+4reb, P.Miletic 13+1reb+1ast, R.Nyakundi 10+2reb, V.Tica 10+4reb+1ast, A.Vlahovic 8+3reb+8ast
gschID: 232610


Pitesti - Giurgiu 73-67

Rather expected game when 12th ranked Giurgiu (8-17) lost on the road to tenth ranked Pitesti (12-13) 73-67 on Sunday. Giurgiu was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 10-point lead after three quarters before a 25-9 charge of Pitesti, which allowed them to win the game. Quite impressive performance for international point guard Octavian Calota (186-84) who helped to win the game recording 30 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. American-New Zealand forward Marcel Jones (203-85, college: Oregon St.) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American guard Perry Petty (185-88, college: UTPA) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 6 rebounds, 10 assists and 4 steals and the other American import guard Brian Burrell (192-84, college: UTPA, agency: TSS Management) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Giurgiu. Four Giurgiu players scored in double figures. Pitesti moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Rovinari and CSU Sibiu. Giurgiu lost their third game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 17 games lost. Pitesti will face Farul Const. (#14) in Constanca in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Giurgiu will play at home against CS Dinamo Bucuresti.
Top scorers:
Giurgiu: P.Petty 18+6reb+10ast, B.Burrell 16+5reb+2ast, M.Melvin 13+9reb, C.Ware 12+7reb+2ast, C.Vlaicu 8+11reb+1ast, D.Bivolaru 0+2reb
Pitesti: O.Calota 30+5reb+7ast, M.Jones 16+8reb+1ast, D.Kinloch 10+9reb+2ast, D.Gennie 7+5reb+5ast, S.Popovic 4+8reb+2ast, S.Bratic 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 232613


Dinamo B. - Timba Timis. 65-94

Rather predictable result when thirteenth ranked Timba Timosoara (6-19) rolled over on the road bottom-ranked CS Dinamo Bucuresti (1-24) 94-65 on Sunday. The game without a history. Timba Timosoara led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to CS Dinamo Bucuresti's 32. Timba Timosoara forced 20 CS Dinamo Bucuresti turnovers and outrebounded them 47-27 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Timba Timosoara looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Quite impressive performance for American forward Jordan Glynn (200-89, college: SF Austin, agency: I.D.S. Law) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists. Canadian point guard Alex Johnson (178-88, college: N.Carolina St., agency: I.D.S. Law) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Five Timba Timosoara players scored in double figures. American guard Brian Fisher (191-88, college: Winston Salem) answered with 21 points and 5 rebounds and forward Leonard Filip (200-93) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for CS Dinamo Bucuresti. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Newly promoted Timba Timosoara maintains thirteenth place with 6-19 record. CS Dinamo Bucuresti lost their fourth game in a row. They stay dead last with 24 lost games. Timba Timosoara will face higher ranked CSU Sibiu (#9) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. CS Dinamo Bucuresti will play against Giurgiu (#12).
Top scorers:
Dinamo B.: B.Fisher 21+5reb+2ast, L.Filip 12+7reb+2ast, S.Dixon 8+1reb+5ast, A.Petica 7+1reb, I.Pirlog 4+3reb+1ast, C.Telinoiu 3+3reb+3ast
Timba Timis.: A.Johnson 17+3reb+5ast, J.Glynn 16+15reb+5ast, J.Horton 15+3reb+3ast, C.Kickingstallionsims 14+9reb+1ast, D.Brown 13+8reb+2ast, R.Huckaby 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 232612


Timisoara - Craiova 85-81

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Craiova (19-6) against sixth ranked Timisoara (17-8) on Sunday night. Visiting Craiova was defeated by Timisoara in a tough game in Timisoara 81-85. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Craiova. Craiova was ahead by 3 points after three quarters before a 24-17 charge of Timisoara, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Craiova turnovers. Strangely Craiova outrebounded Timisoara 42-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. They brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. American guard Devan Downey (175-87, college: S.Carolina, agency: Three Eye Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 10 assists for the winners and his fellow American import forward Dominique Archie (200-87, college: S.Carolina) chipped in 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the losing side the former international center Ionut Dragusin (221-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds and Serbian guard Rade Dzambic (188-80, college: NYIT, agency: TSS Management) scored 17 points and 9 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Timisoara moved-up to fifth place, which they share with U.Mobitel.CN and Gaz Metan. Craiova at the other side keeps the second position with six games lost. Timisoara will play against higher ranked Ploiesti (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Craiova will play against Rovinari and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Craiova: I.Dragusin 18+12reb, R.Dzambic 17+2reb+9ast, L.Seals 16+7reb+3ast, T.Bureau 12+12reb, R.Hallik 9+3reb+2ast, N.Djurasovic 7+4reb
Timisoara: D.Downey 29+4reb+10ast, D.Archie 22+7reb, R.Sarovic 12+6reb+1ast, B.Popescu 10+2reb+2ast, G.Gallimore 5+1ast, D.Johnson 4+6reb
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