CSKA Moscow won the 2016 Euroleague title, beating 101-96 in an amazing final game the Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. The men of coach Itoudis started really good the game, closing the first half with 20 points of advantage. In the last quarter the Turkish completed an amazing combeback from -16, reaching the overtime and missing the winner shot. CSKA won the game in the extra-time, with the points of Teodosic (19) and the Final MVP Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) (21). Too many error from the free throw line for the men of coach Obradovic, not enough the effort at offensive rebound and 5 men in double digit. CSKA can celebrate the title number 7, after the last victory in 2008, under the eyes of 12250 fans at Mercedes-Benz Arena of Berlin.
Starting five Fenerbahce: Bogdanovic, Sloukas, Vesely, Kalinic, Datome CSKA: De Colo, Vorontsevich, Higgins, Kurbanov, Hines
The first points of the Final are for De Colo, Kalinic and Hines. Datome scores with the foul, Higgins answers by 3 but Bogdanovic finds two points, after the offensive rebound, for the 8-7 Fener after 3 minutes. Thanks to the great start of the Italian forward the Turkish team is on +4, but with a personal partial of 5-0 it's Vorontsevich to give to his team the first advantage of the game. Teodosic is ready from the bench with the 3-points shot, Vesely and Datome find the tie but Higgins scores again from the distance for the 20-15 CSKA. Hickman completes the 2+1 play, Udoh blocks but the first quarter ends 22-20 with the basket of Khryapa. Moscow tries to increase the gap starting the second quarter, but with Dixon and the free throws the men of Obradovic are again ahed 27-26, before the basket of the regular season MVP and the dunks of Vorontsevich and Kurbanov, forcing the Turkish timeout. Teodisc scores by 3 for the 35-29, CSKA loses an important possession but it's always in control, thanks to the points from the corner of De Colo (40-30 at 17'). With an amazing defense and the great offensive work CSKA reaches the 20-points lead, closing 50-30 the first half with a 13-0 open partial. Fener tries the reaction with Vesely, but Hines answers with the basket and the additional free throw. Vorontsevich sets the block on the Czech center, CSKA loses three consecutive balls and Istanbul back on -17, despite the errors of Vesely from the free throws line (1/10). Sloukas scores two times in penetration, Antic tries to help his team but CSKA keeps away the opponents with the couple De Colo-Teodosic (65-48 with 90 seconds to play). The baskets of Jackson and Dixon close the third period, 69-53 for the Russian. Udoh opens the last quarter of the season with the dunk in tap-in, correcting his error. Khryapa is perfect from the corner, the Nigerian center dunks again thanks to the assist by Datome and with Antic the Turkish team is away 'only' 12 points. Dixon with the steal, Vorontsevich with block and Udoh with the basket for the 74-64 at 34'. The Russian forward commits his fifth foul on Datome (2/2) but it's Khryapa to find the 3-pointers for the new +11. The Italian player answers with the same coin, Antic is perfect from the free throw line and is 77-71 with 5 minutes left. Udoh dunk after the basket of Hines, Dixon it's magic with the offensive rebound and the 3-pointers for the -3, turning on the many Fenerbahce fans in Berlin. CSKA grabs an important offensive rebound but loses the ball, Kalinic makes the same across but De Colo miss his shot cause the great defense of Udoh. Dixon in penetration scores for the 78-79, Teodosic finds De Colo with a perfect assist, and CSKA is now on +3 with 50 seconds to play and timeout on the court. Dixon scores an amazing 3-points shot for the tie, De Colo loses the possession in penetration and Sloukas is perfect from the free throws line for the 83-81. Khryapa in tap-in sets again the tie, leaving just 1.9 seconds to the Fener attack. Udoh miss the last shot and it's overtime in Berlin! Sloukas scores immediately by 3, De Colo reduces the distance with the free throws and Higgins finds two points in fast-break for the 87-86. Bogdanovic for the overtaking, Teodosic with the great assist for Hines and De Colo in penetration for the 91-88 with 2 minutes to the end. Udoh converts the assist of Datome, De Colo is cold with the free throws and, after the error of the Italian, Hines scores in tap-in for the +5. Khryapa blocks Kalinic, the seasonal MVP scores again after the foul and the 3-pointers of Dixon is for the -4, with only 30 seconds on the clock. Teodosic converts other two free throws, Datome scores by 3 but De Colo closes the game, 101-96 and CSKA is the 2016 Euroleague champion.
Overview of Superleague 2 Round 3 of Semi-Finals - 9 hours ago
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Dyn-Magn.ChL - Cheb.Yastreby 89-92 Cheb.Yastreby upset Dynamo-Magnitogorsk to take 2-1 lead in the series. Cheb.Yastreby forced 21 Dyn-Magn.ChL turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for swingman Pavel Zhukanenko (194-86) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 assists. Power forward Nikita Tkachenko (205-94) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Center Aleksandr Vertelov (205-91) answered with 22 points, 6 assists a... [read more]
Cheb.Yastreby upset Dynamo-Magnitogorsk to take 2-1 lead in the series. Cheb.Yastreby forced 21 Dyn-Magn.ChL turnovers and outrebounded them 40-27 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for swingman Pavel Zhukanenko (194-86) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 7 assists. Power forward Nikita Tkachenko (205-94) contributed with 20 points for the winners. Center Aleksandr Vertelov (205-91) answered with 22 points, 6 assists and 5 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and swingman Yegor Tikanov (194-92) added 17 points in the effort for Dyn-Magn.ChL. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Top scorers: Dyn-Magn.ChL: A.Vertelov 22+4reb+6ast, Y.Tikanov 17+2reb+3ast, V.Chichaykin 14+5ast, A.Kokhelnikov 14+5reb+3ast, P.Dushenkov 10+3reb, K.Epanov 7+4reb+1ast Cheb.Yastreby: N.Tkachenko 20+4reb+2ast, N.Dolmatov 16+5reb+1ast, P.Zhukanenko 16+4reb+7ast, E.Shahmetov 15+9reb, E.Bogdan 9+4reb+2ast, A.Bogdan 8+9reb+2ast
Tambov surged ahead in the semifinal series as they rallied past Dynamo-CBK on the road. Tambov made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for forward Nikita Gresev (204-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 8 rebounds. Swingman Ivan Gavrilov (199-85) helped adding 17 points and 7 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized Kazakhstan forward Nail Gafarov (198-88) with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and center Yuriy Kochnev (209-89) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Dynamo-CBK's coach Oleg Filin rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Top scorers: Dynamo-CBK: Y.Kochnev 12+6reb+2ast, I.Kaytukov 12+3reb, N.Gafarov 11+6reb+4ast, A.Piterov 8+6reb+1ast, E.Panov 8+2reb+1ast, A.Karpov 6+2reb+1ast Tambov: N.Gresev 20+8reb+3ast, I.Gavrilov 17+7reb, R.Tumanov 15+5reb+3ast, O.Alferov 14, Y.Pershin 8+2reb+2ast, A.Voron 6+6reb+3ast
Recap of Superleague 1 Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - 1 day ago
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Samara-SGEU - Spartak-Prim. 78-68 Samara-SGEU held off Spartak-Primorie to draw things level in the series. Spartak-Prim. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-86, agency: Alti Sport) scored 23 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Evgeny Fidiy (207-91) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Samara-SGEU's coach Sergei Zozulin used entire bench which allowed the start... [read more]
Samara-SGEU held off Spartak-Primorie to draw things level in the series. Spartak-Prim. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international forward Alexey Zhukanenko (210-86, agency: Alti Sport) scored 23 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and power forward Evgeny Fidiy (207-91) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Samara-SGEU's coach Sergei Zozulin used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Aleksandr Gankevich (201-95) responded with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and power forward Andrey Chernysh (212-90) scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Top scorers: Samara-SGEU: A.Zhukanenko 23+6reb+1ast, E.Fidiy 12+7reb, S.Toropov 11+5reb, M.Chislov 10+2reb+2ast, A.Zozulin 9+1reb+5ast, A.Korchagin 9+2reb+6ast Spartak-Prim.: A.Chernysh 15+4reb, A.Mateyunas 11+2reb+3ast, A.Gankevich 11+11reb, J.Martin 8+9reb+1ast, M.Krivosheev 7+1reb, I.Savelyev 7+1reb+3ast
Sakhalin knocked down Irkut to level the series. Sakhalin dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Irkut Irkutsk's 20 and made 31-of-39 charity shots (79.5 percent) during the game, while Irkut Irkutsk only scored thirteen points from the stripe. They outrebounded Irkut Irkutsk 43-24 including a 34-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Irkut Irkutsk was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Aleksey Golyahov (190-84, agency: AproK Sports Group) scored 20 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Maxim Sheleketo (204-87) chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Five Sakhalin players scored in double figures. Point guard Alexandr Varnakov (185-92) responded with 19 points and 4 assists and Aleksandr Zakharov (203-93) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Top scorers: Sakhalin: A.Golyahov 20+4reb+5ast, A.Nesterov 13+7reb+1ast, M.Sheleketo 13+11reb+1ast, D.Zibirov 12+2reb+2ast, V.Ionov 11+7reb+2ast, I.Smygin 11+1reb Irkut: A.Varnakov 19+2reb+4ast, K.Novikov 10+1reb+3ast, D.Ezhov 8+1reb, A.Zakharov 7+8reb+2ast, A.Sayapin 6+1reb+1ast, S.Shashkov 6+5reb
Temp-SUMZ snatched a road win over Univ.Surgut to open win count in the series. TEMP-SUMZ Revda made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Naturalized Uzbekistani center Sergey Karaulov (214-82) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Viktor Zaryazhko (195-92) contributed with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Serbian Nikola Lepojevic (195-82) replied with 25 points and Lithuanian point guard Linas Lekavicius (186-84, college: American) added 10 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Universitet-Yugra. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Top scorers: TEMP-SUMZ: S.Karaulov 24+11reb+1ast, K.Glazyrin 12+3reb+2ast, A.Brevnov 11+3reb, V.Zaryazhko 9+7reb+5ast, D.Kachanko 6+3reb, A.Fedyushin 4+2reb Univ.Surgut: N.Lepojevic 25+3reb+2ast, A.Savenkov 12+10reb+1ast, L.Lekavicius 10+11reb+4ast, I.Syrovatko 7+1reb+5ast, A.Fedorchuk 4+5reb+2ast, A.Ivanov 3
Novosybirsk grabbed the second straight victory against Kupol-Rodniki. Novosybirsk made 16-of-21 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game. Novosybirsk outrebounded Kupol-Rodniki 45-32 including 16 on the offensive glass. Center Alexey Kurtsevich (210-89) had a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and guard Sergey Tokarev (189-85) chipped in 17 points and 5 assists during the contest. Forward Andrey Petukhov (207-86) responded with 12 points and center Aleksey Karpeko (204-89) scored 7 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Top scorers: Novosybirsk: S.Tokarev 17+4reb+5ast, A.Kurtsevich 15+12reb+2ast, D.Makeev 14+3reb+1ast, A.Lavnikov 8+8reb, K.Pisklov 7+4reb+3ast, G.Goldyrev 6+6reb+3ast Kupol-Rodniki: A.Petukhov 12+3reb+1ast, M.Kiryanov 10+3reb, I.Samsonov 8+4reb+2ast, V.Lidyaev 8+5reb, M.Zakharov 7+3reb+1ast, I.Podobedov 7+1reb+3ast
Recap of Superleague 2 Round 2 of Semi-Finals - 2 days ago
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Tambov - Dynamo-CBK 73-78 Dynamo-CBK rallied past Tambov to even the series at 1-1. Dynamo-CBK outrebounded Tambov 42-31 including 28 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Center Yuriy Kochnev (209-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Kazakhstan forward Nail Gafarov (198-88) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Dynamo-CBK players scored in... [read more]
Dynamo-CBK rallied past Tambov to even the series at 1-1. Dynamo-CBK outrebounded Tambov 42-31 including 28 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Center Yuriy Kochnev (209-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Kazakhstan forward Nail Gafarov (198-88) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Dynamo-CBK players scored in double figures. Guard Dmitriy Zagnoyko (196-85) replied with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and center Andrey Voron (208-87) added 15 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Tambov. Top scorers: Tambov: D.Zagnoyko 18+5reb+6ast, A.Voron 15+10reb+3ast, O.Alferov 11+2reb, R.Tumanov 10+2reb+6ast, N.Gresev 9+9reb+1ast, Y.Pershin 7+3reb+6ast Dynamo-CBK: V.Smorkachev 19+4ast, I.Kaytukov 18+3reb+2ast, Y.Kochnev 14+10reb+1ast, N.Gafarov 11+8reb+6ast, A.Piterov 7+10reb+6ast, R.Karenin 6+2reb
Dynamo Chelyabinsk drew things level versus Cheboksary. Dyn-Magn.ChL shot 23 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Cheb.Yastreby only scored seven points from the stripe. Cheb.Yastreby was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Vladimir Chichaykin (187-91) scored 25 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and center Aleksandr Vertelov (205-91) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Power forward Sergey Zhulkov (203-95) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Andrey Borisov (188-89) scored 12 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cheb.Yastreby's coach Sergei Hudaev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Top scorers: Cheb.Yastreby: S.Zhulkov 16+8reb+1ast, A.Borisov 12+3reb+2ast, N.Tkachenko 12+3reb+1ast, N.Dolmatov 10+4reb, E.Bogdan 7+4reb+3ast, A.Bogdan 6+3reb+1ast Dyn-Magn.ChL: V.Chichaykin 25+7reb+2ast, Y.Tikanov 13+5reb+1ast, A.Vertelov 13+7reb+2ast, K.Epanov 12+7reb, A.Osokin 10+3ast, P.Moshkovskiy 7+5reb+4ast
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