EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 12/12/2010

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   


Standings
Adriatic League Standings
 1. Union Olimpija 7-4 
 2. Krka 7-4 
 3. Buducnost 7-4 
 4. Siroki TT 6-4 
 5. KK Zagreb CO 6-5 
 6. Hemofarm 6-5 
 7. Cedevita 6-5 
 8. Radnicki 5-5 
 9. Partizan 5-5 
 10. Igokea 5-6 
 11. CEZ Nymburk 5-6 
 12. Cibona 5-6 
 13. Crvena Zvezda 3-8 
 14. Zadar 2-8 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Michael LEE
  Radnicki
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Lee, Radnicki21.3 
 2. Bogdanovic, Cibona19.5 
 3. Macvan, Hemofarm19.5 
 4. Draper, Cedevita18.4 
 5. Marsh, Crvena Z.17.8 
 6. Car, Zadar17.4 
 7. Zoric, KK.17.4 
 8. Dragicevic, Buduc.16.7 
 9. Young, Crvena Z.16.7 
 10. Chase, Igokea16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka ZORIC
  KK Zagreb CO
  (211-C/F-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Zoric, KK.8.5 
 2. Macvan, Hemofarm7.1 
 3. Booker, Krka6.8 
 4. Dragicevic, Buduc.6.5 
 5. Necas, CEZ Nymburk6.5 
 6. Benda, CEZ Nymburk6.4 
 7. Kasun, KK.6.4 
 8. Bilan, Zadar6.0 
 9. Nikolic, Crvena Z.5.9 
 10. Milosevic, Crvena Z.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Draper, Cedevita5.4 
 2. Markovic, Radnicki5.0 
 3. Lafayette, Partizan4.2 
 4. Stipcevic, Cibona4.1 
 5. Pavkovic, Hemofarm4.1 
 6. Drca, Crvena Zvezda4.0 
 7. Morovic, Siroki TT3.9 
 8. Nissim, CEZ N.3.9 
 9. Renfroe, KK.3.5 
 10. Bazdaric, Cedevita3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Dontaye DRAPER
  Cedevita
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Draper, Cedevita2.6 
 2. Lee, Radnicki2.5 
 3. Stemberger, Siroki T.2.3 
 4. Radosevic, Cibona2.2 
 5. Ilievski, Union O.2.2 
 6. Ozbolt, Union O.2.2 
 7. Lafayette, Partizan2.2 
 8. Necas, CEZ Nymburk2.0 
 9. Cakarevic, Radnicki1.9 
 10. Simmons, CEZ N.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros NIKOLIC
  Crvena Zvezda
  (207-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Nikolic, Crvena Z.1.1 
 2. Vesely, Partizan1.0 
 3. Zoric, KK.1.0 
 4. Dragicevic, Buduc.1.0 
 5. Shermadini, Union O.0.9 
 6. Chan, CEZ Nymburk0.9 
 7. Brnas, Cibona0.8 
 8. Radosevic, Cibona0.8 
 9. Booker, Krka0.8 
 10. Kasun, KK.0.7 


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  ARGENTINA   


Regatas Corrientes cruise past Espartanos in Mar del Plata - by Eurobasket News
Regatas Corrientes - Espartanos 91:72

Regatas Corrientes reached the second round of Liga Americas. They overcame Espartanos in Mar del Plata to improve at 2-0 record in Group A. Regatas Corrientes and Penarol made it into the next round of action. Ramzee Stanton (197-F-80, agency: Dream Team Management, college: W.Chester) came up with 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead Regatas.
The Argentinean side bravely entered the game. They silenced the Venezuelan champions with a 12:2 run at the start of the encounter. Regatas stayed dominant as they recorded a 25:19 lead after ten minutes. Espartanos could not pick up the slack in the second frame. Regatas pressed harder as they established a comfortable 49:35 lead at the interval. Espartanos scored only 11 points in the third frame to allow Regatas to clear off completely. The Argentinean team enjoyed a confident 18-point lead heading into the final quarter and they never looked back en route to the win. Nicolas Romano (197-F/C-87) and Javier Martinez (189-G-78, agency: Dream Team Management) had 12 points each for Regatas Corrientes. Scott Rodgers delivered 11 points in the victory. Hector Romero (202-F/C-80, college: New Orleans) answered with 32 points and 9 rebounds for Espartanos. David Cubillan (183-G-87, college: Marquette) and Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85, college: Frank Phillips JC) produced 12 points each in the loss.

Regatas Corrientes: Ramzee Stanton 20, Nicolas Romano 12, Javier Martinez 12
Espartanos: Hector Romero 32, David Cubillan 12, Carlos Cedeno 12



Penarol join Regatas Corrientes in Liga Americas second round - by Eurobasket News
Penarol - Toros 80:73

Penarol survived a tough test against Toros to reach the second stage of Liga Americas tournament. Martin Leiva (208-F/C-80) came up with 18 points to lead Penarol past Toros in Mar del Plata. The Argentinean side improved at 2-0 record leaving Toros at 0-2. Penarol will face Regatas Corrientes for the top position in Group A later tonight.
Marcus Leiva scored 6 points in the opening frame to help Penarol to the better start. The hosts eked out a 20:18 lead after ten minutes. Penarol did not surrender the lead in the second frame. They arrived at halftime up by 5 points 34:29. Penarol started to get away in the third frame. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) unloaded 9 points in the quarter as Penarol ensured a 9-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Toros got closer in the final term but Leonardo Gutierrez and Martin Leiva came up with key buckets late in regulation to seal the victory for Penarol.
Leonardo Gutierrez tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds for Penarol. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) contributed 12 points in the victory. Adrian Henning (203-F-82, college: Austin Peay St.) replied with 23 points for Toros. Quentin Joseph (200-F-84, college: McNeese St.) had 18 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Penarol: Martin Leiva 18, Leonardo Gutierrez 17+10 boards, Kyle Lamonte 12
Toros: Adrian Henning 23, Quentin Joseph 18+11 boards



Liga B 2010/11 rosters group Northeast - by Facundo Iatzky
Alma Juniors

Emiliano Basabe
Ivan Basualdo
German Chiaruttini (194-F-90)
Martin Coraglia (190-F)
Nicolas Correnti
Alfredo Ganami (198-C-78)
Andres Horst (197-G-81, college: Brescia (KY))
Gustavo Imsandt (193-G-85)
Roy Melchiorre (180-G-72)
Emiliano Nagel (185-G-86)
Fabricio Rebecchi (190-G/F-85)
Roman Talotti (187-G-87)
Francisco Tolisso
Facundo Rittiner

Estudiantes Concordia

Jeremias Acosta (207-C-85)
Nicolas Arese (198-F-85)
Guido Cuadrelli (201-F-82)
Facundo Mendoza (200-C-84)
Marcelo Noguera
Lucas Ortiz (190-G-87)
Andres Passarella
Fernando Rivera (180-G-85)
Federico Senitzky (195-G/F-80)
Eduardo Vassirani (200-C-91)

Brown San Vicente

German Abasto
Mauro Ambrosino
Lucio Clemente (187-G-88)
Pablo Fernandez (192-C-80)
Ezequiel Gaido (196-F-83)
Leopoldo Ibanez (190-F-89)
Gabriel Manzotti
Jonatan Morero (199-F/C-89)
Sebastian Punet (188-G-89)
Marcos Roggero
Pablo Rotta (194-G-86)
Matias Ruger (200-F/C-91)

La Union Colon

Ricardo Andrioli (184-G-76)
Diego Arolfo
Pablo Bilat
Miguel Cantero (192-G-77)
Brian Diaz (185-G-84)
Gabriel Diaz (198-F-73)
Ruperto Herrera (202-F-72)
Mariano Mazzini (193-F-81)
Jose Luis Melchiori (185-G-89)
Mariano Ortega (194-G-80)

Atletico Echague

Lucas Calleja (178-G-89)
Leonardo Catelotti
Maximiliano Marzilli (203-F/C-84)
Juan Meza (198-F/C-85)
David Oviedo (180-G-86)
Miguel Ricci (183-G-82)
Luciano Ricle
Roman Rodriguez (192-G-85)
Lisandro Ruiz Moreno (185-G-89)
Gustavo Souto (205-C-81)

San Salvador

Emanuel Baglione
Lisandro Cuberli (197-C-79)
Emmanuel D'Angelo
Jonathan Ledesma (182-G-89)
Pablo Mander (200-C-89)
Federico Mateo (198-F/C-84)
Jose Perroni (190-G-87)
Dante Predazzi (195-F-85)
Sebastian Taffarel (197-F-87)
Juan Wall (198-G/F-89)




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  AUSTRALIA   


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Ervin, Hawks23.5 
 2. Redhage, Wildcats18.4 
 3. Khazzouh, Sydney K.18.0 
 4. Penney, Breakers17.8 
 5. Williams, Tigers17.8 
 6. Worthington, Blaze17.2 
 7. Ubaka, Taipans16.0 
 8. Ballinger, 36ers15.6 
 9. Clark, Blaze15.0 
 10. Petrie, Blaze15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Julian KHAZZOUH
  Sydney K.
  (211-C-86)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Khazzouh, Sydney K.9.9 
 2. Petrie, Blaze8.3 
 3. Holmes, 36ers8.1 
 4. Davidson, Hawks7.6 
 5. Forman, Hawks7.6 
 6. Greer, Tigers7.5 
 7. Knight, Wildcats7.4 
 8. Vukona, Breakers7.3 
 9. Nevill, Tigers6.9 
 10. Schenscher, Croco.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Saville, Hawks5.1 
 2. Williams, Tigers5.0 
 3. Ervin, Hawks5.0 
 4. Gibson, Blaze4.9 
 5. Carter, 36ers4.7 
 6. Cooper, Sydney K.4.3 
 7. Braswell, Breakers4.3 
 8. Ubaka, Taipans3.9 
 9. Holmes, 36ers3.6 
 10. DeVries, 36ers3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Glen SAVILLE
  Hawks
  (197-G/F-76)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saville, Hawks2.1 
 2. Penney, Breakers1.8 
 3. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.6 
 4. Martin, Wildcats1.5 
 5. Gibson, Blaze1.3 
 6. Carter, 36ers1.3 
 7. Dorsey, Taipans1.2 
 8. Crawford, Croco.1.2 
 9. Crosswhite, Taipa.1.1 
 10. Lisch, Wildcats1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Gary ERVIN
  Hawks
  (186-G-83)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Ervin, Hawks1.2 
 2. Hudson, Blaze1.2 
 3. Khazzouh, Sydney K.1.1 
 4. Devendorf, Tigers0.9 
 5. Corletto, Tigers0.9 
 6. Knight, Wildcats0.8 
 7. Williams, Tigers0.8 
 8. Penney, Breakers0.8 
 9. Redhage, Wildcats0.8 
 10. Petrie, Blaze0.7 


Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. Hawks 8-2 
 2. Breakers 8-2 
 3. Taipans 6-3 
 4. Wildcats 6-4 
 5. Crocodiles 6-5 
 6. 36ers 3-6 
 7. Blaze 3-7 
 8. Tigers 2-7 
 9. Sydney K. 1-7 


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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


Standings - Men
Baltic League Standings
Elite Division
 1. Ventspils 9-2 
 2. Nevezis 8-2 
 3. VEF Riga 8-2 
 4. TU/Rock 7-3 
 5. Rudupis 7-4 
 6. Kalev/Cramo 5-5 
 7. Siauliai 5-6 
 8. Norrkoping 4-5 
 9. Perlas 3-7 
 10. TTU/Kalev 3-7 
 11. Liepaja 3-8 
 12. Valmiera 0-11 
Challenge Cup
Group A
 1. Zemgale 5-2 
 2. Neptunas 4-2 
 3. Alytus Alita 4-3 
 4. Naglis-Adakris 2-4 
 5. Barsy Atyrau 2-6 
Group B
 1. Juventus 5-2 
 2. Aiscai Kaunas 4-3 
 3. Techasas 4-4 
 4. Sakalai 3-4 
 5. Rakvere 2-5 


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mareks JUREVICUS
  Tezenis Verona
  (198-G/F-85)
  Avg: 19
 1. Jurevicus, Liepaja19.0 
 2. Bergmanis, Zemgale18.6 
 3. Osby, TT.18.5 
 4. Vasylius, Neptunas17.2 
 5. Saage, Rakvere17.0 
 6. Kjellbom, Norrkoping16.7 
 7. Ilin, Barsy Atyrau16.5 
 8. Kleiza, Alytus Alita16.3 
 9. Orelikas, Rudupis16.1 
 10. Juskevicius, Rudupis15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bambale OSBY
  TTU/Kalev
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Osby, TT.11.3 
 2. Kieza, Juventus9.6 
 3. Dumbliauskas, Alytus A.8.7 
 4. Eziukwu, TU/Rock8.7 
 5. Sarakauskas, Siauliai8.5 
 6. Cipruss, Valmiera8.3 
 7. Matulis, Sakalai7.9 
 8. Pokla, Rakvere7.8 
 9. Dilys, Naglis-Adakris7.7 
 10. Veselovs, Valmiera7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Evaldas DAINYS
  Rudupis
  (180-G-82)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Dainys, Rudupis7.7 
 2. Kriisa, TT.6.1 
 3. Ezerskis, Techasas5.3 
 4. Rinkevicius, Techasas5.1 
 5. Alijevas, Nevezis5.1 
 6. Jasikevicius, Aiscai K.5.0 
 7. Viskontas, Perlas4.8 
 8. Viskontas, Perlas4.8 
 9. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.7 
 10. Vasiliauskas, Aiscai K.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Silver LEPPIK
  TU/Rock
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Leppik, TU/Rock2.4 
 2. Dainys, Rudupis2.3 
 3. Saage, Rakvere2.1 
 4. Arbet, Kalev/Cramo2.1 
 5. Dorbek, Kalev/Cr.2.1 
 6. Vasylius, Neptunas2.0 
 7. Kjellbom, Norrkoping2.0 
 8. Dorbek, Rakvere2.0 
 9. Mitchell, Norrkoping2.0 
 10. Rinkevicius, Techasas1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.2 
 2. Rozitis, Zemgale1.9 
 3. Dunigan, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 4. Cresnar, Nevezis1.6 
 5. Cukinas, Aiscai K.1.3 
 6. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.3 
 7. Toome, Kalev/Cramo1.2 
 8. Butkevicius, Rudupis1.2 
 9. Silinskis, Techasas1.2 
 10. Beard, Liepaja1.1 


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  BELGIUM   


Standings - Division I
D1 Standings
 1. Aalstar 8-2 
 2. M.Hainaut 7-2 
 3. Charleroi 6-1 
 4. Antwerp 6-5 
 5. Oostende 5-6 
 6. Leuven 4-6 
 7. Liege 3-7 
 8. Gent 2-7 
 9. Verviers-Pep. 2-7 


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Christopher COPELAND
  Aalstar
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Copeland, Aalstar18.6 
 2. Waters, Verviers.17.3 
 3. Taylor, M.Hainaut16.9 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende16.5 
 5. Miller, Leuven16.4 
 6. Mallet, Charleroi14.7 
 7. Dagunduro, Leuven14.7 
 8. Gomis, Charleroi14.7 
 9. Freeman, Verviers.14.6 
 10. Wilson, Antwerp14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Monwell RANDLE
  Gent
  (203-F/C-83)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Randle, Gent9.1 
 2. Freeman, Verviers.7.7 
 3. Hilliard, Aalstar7.5 
 4. Young, Aalstar7.2 
 5. Tofi, Leuven6.8 
 6. Gay, Verviers-Pep.6.8 
 7. Stipanovic, Liege6.7 
 8. Jackson, Verviers.6.7 
 9. Hill, Charleroi6.2 
 10. Thomas, Oostende6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Darrel MITCHELL
  Oostende
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Mitchell, Oostende4.8 
 2. Hatten, M.Hainaut4.3 
 3. Waters, Verviers.4.0 
 4. Mallet, Charleroi3.7 
 5. Miller, Leuven3.7 
 6. Hill, Charleroi3.3 
 7. Hopkins, Antwerp3.3 
 8. Wright, Charleroi3.0 
 9. Dagunduro, Leuven2.9 
 10. Lewis, M.Hainaut2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus HATTEN
  M.Hainaut
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Hatten, M.Hainaut3.2 
 2. Mitchell, Oostende2.5 
 3. Jenkins, Liege2.4 
 4. Wilson, Antwerp2.2 
 5. Hopkins, Antwerp2.2 
 6. McCauley, M.Hai.2.1 
 7. Cage, M.Hainaut2.0 
 8. Greene, Charleroi2.0 
 9. Dagunduro, Leuven2.0 
 10. Black, Antwerp2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Antwerp
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Mejri, Antwerp2.1 
 2. Riddick, Charleroi1.8 
 3. Johnson, Aalstar1.4 
 4. Randle, Gent0.9 
 5. Santiago, Charleroi0.8 
 6. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 7. Tofi, Leuven0.7 
 8. Freeman, Verviers.0.6 
 9. Lojeski, Oostende0.4 
 10. Copeland, Aalstar0.4 


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  BOSNIA   


Standings - BIH League
D1 Standings
 1. Mladost 8-1 
 2. Bosna 7-2 
 3. Capljina 7-2 
 4. Borac Nektar 6-3 
 5. Kakanj 5-4 
 6. Hercegovac 5-4 
 7. SL IAT Leotar 5-5 
 8. Sloboda Dita 4-5 
 9. Zrinjski HT 4-5 
 10. Celik 3-7 
 11. Slavija 2-6 
 12. Varda HE 2-7 
 13. Brotnjo 2-8 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea
 2. Siroki TT


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  BRAZIL   


Vivo/Franca race past Itabom/Bauru into Paulista League semis - by Eurobasket News
Vivo/Franca - Itabom/Bauru 77:69

Vivo/Franca completed Paulista League semifinal picture. They overcame Itabom/Bauru in the quarterfinal. Vivo/Franca needed all five games to tame ambitious Itabom/Bauru. The decisive victory came at the home court. Dede Stefanelli (196-F/G-84) knocked down 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to lead the charge. Vivo/Franca will now face Pinheiros/Sky in the semis. The semifinal series opener is scheduled for December 14. Lupo/Araraquara and Winner/Limeira will fight in another semifinal clash.
The game against Itabom/Bauru turned into an exhausting challenge for Vivo/Franca. The teams stayed close in the opening frame. The hosts eked out a narrow 18:17 lead ten minutes into the game. Vivo/Franca increased the tempo but they could not clear off. Vivo/Franca established a 41:38 lead at halftime. The third term proved the difference. Itabom/Bauru came up with just 10 points in the period allowing Vivo/Franca to capitalize. The home team extended their advantage to as many as 11 points. Itabom/Bauru did not surrender as they fought bravely in the final stanza. The visitors outscored Vivo/Franca but it was not enough to succeed. Vitor Benite (190-F/G-90) knocked down 17 points for Vivo/Franca. William Drudi (206-C/F-81) had 11 points in the victory. Douglas Nunes (201-C-87) replied with game-high 30 points and 9 caroms for the visitors. Larry Taylor (185-G-80, college: Missouri Western) and Fernando Fischer (190-G-81) accounted for 11 points each in the losing case.

Vivo/Franca: Dede Stefanelli 18, Vitor Benite 17, William Drudi 11
Itabom/Bauru: Douglas Nunes 30, Larry Taylor 11, Fernando Fischer 11



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  BULGARIA   


Lukoil Academic with second season win over Levski - by Valentin Anguelov
Lukoil Academic won the derby against Levski in round 9 of NBL by the score 103-98. The two teams have played a very interesting match. However, the champions made less turnovers in the last minutes, which decided the game in their favor. Lukoil Academic now has 2 wins over their opponent in the race of the best position before the playoffs later next year. They are leaders on the table with record 9 wins wins and no loss while Levski has 7 wins and 2 losses while

Travis Peterson (208-C-85, agency: Edge Sports, college: Samford) had the game high 25 points for the winners as he was able to add 9 rebounds as well. Kaspars Kambala scored important baskets at the end and finished with 17 points and 8 rebounds while Dominic James ended with 15 points.

For Levski Gjorgi Cekovski was the most efficient with 23 points and 6 rebounds, Donald Cole added 21 points and 7 boards. Aaron Harper finished with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists, but also made 5 turnovers.

Both teams will have important matches on Tuesday next week. Lukoil Academic will hosts the Tartu Rock in FIBA Eurochallenge while Levski will travel to Montenegro to face Ulcinj in Balkan League. Next weekend, the champions will visit Chernomorets in Bourgas, while Levski will host Cherno More in Sofia.



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  CHINA   


Standings - CBA
CBA Standings
 1. Zhejiang C. 1-0 
 2. Zhejiang G.L. 1-0 
 3. Bayi 0-0 
 4. Beijing 0-0 
 5. DongGuan 0-0 
 6. Foshan 0-0 
 7. Jiangsu 0-0 
 8. Jilin 0-0 
 9. Liaoning 0-0 
 10. Qingdao DS 0-0 
 11. Shandong 0-0 
 12. Shanghai 0-0 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 0-0 
 14. TianJin R. 0-0 
 15. Xinjiang 0-0 
 16. Fujian 0-1 
 17. Guandong 0-1 


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Yan SUI
  Guandong
  (197-G-89)
  Avg: 29
 1. Sui, Guandong29.0 
 2. Ju, Zhejiang C.23.0 
 3. Gong, Fujian22.0 
 4. Ramos, Zhejiang.20.0 
 5. Zhou, Fujian18.0 
 6. Xue, Zhejiang G.L.14.0 
 7. Ding, Zhejiang C.13.0 
 8. Zhang, Zhejiang.13.0 
 9. Chen, Guandong11.0 
 10. Wang, Zhejiang.10.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Peter John RAMOS
  Zhejiang G.L.
  (222-C-85)
  Avg: 17
 1. Ramos, Zhejiang.17.0 
 2. Chen, Guandong9.0 
 3. Sui, Guandong9.0 
 4. Guo, Zhejiang C.8.0 
 5. Xue, Zhejiang G.L.7.0 
 6. Ding, Zhejiang C.6.0 
 7. Tang, Zhejiang C.6.0 
 8. Zhang, Zhejiang.5.0 
 9. Lu, Fujian5.0 
 10. Wang, Zhejiang.5.0 
Assists Per Game
 Peter John RAMOS
  Zhejiang G.L.
  (222-C-85)
  Avg: 6
 1. Ramos, Zhejiang.6.0 
 2. Sui, Guandong4.0 
 3. Lu, Fujian4.0 
 4. Gong, Fujian3.0 
 5. Lo, Fujian2.0 
 6. Ju, Zhejiang C.2.0 
 7. Du, Guandong2.0 
 8. Tang, Zhejiang C.2.0 
 9. Xue, Zhejiang G.L.2.0 
 10. Wang, Zhejiang.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 SongLin GONG
  Fujian
  (195-G/F-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Gong, Fujian3.0 
 2. Ding, Zhejiang C.3.0 
 3. Wang, Zhejiang.2.0 
 4. Sui, Guandong2.0 
 5. Lin, Zhejiang G.L.2.0 
 6. Zhou, Fujian2.0 
 7. Ramos, Zhejiang.1.0 
 8. Lu, Fujian1.0 
 9. Tang, Zhejiang C.1.0 
 10. Liu, Zhejiang C.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Jianghua CHEN
  Guandong
  (188-G-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Chen, Guandong2.0 
 2. Zhang, Zhejiang.1.0 
 3. Chen, Guandong1.0 
 4. Yang, Fujian1.0 
 5. Xue, Zhejiang G.L.1.0 
 6. Ramos, Zhejiang.1.0 
 7. Gong, Fujian1.0 
 8. Liu, Zhejiang C.0.0 
 9. Ju, Zhejiang C.0.0 
 10. Su, Guandong0.0 


Guangdong Beats Zhejiang 97-86 - by Arthur Volbert
Wang ShiPeng (197-F/G-83) had 23 points and 4 rebounds as Guangdong defeated Zhejiang 97-86. David Harrison had 14 points and 7 rebounds. Du Feng had an excellent game with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Liu Xiaoyu had 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Fred Jones had 7 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists. Dong Hanlin had 8 points and 12 rebounds and Wang Zheng had 4 points and 8 rebounds. It is good to see a CBA team where imports do not totally dominate.

Mike James led Zhejiang with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Josh Boone had 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Jin Lipeng scored 11. Zhang Dayu had 10 points and 5 rebounds. Ding Jinhui had only 6 points and 4 rebounds.




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  CYPRUS   


Standings - Division A
Division A Standings
 1. Apollon 7-1 
 2. Keravnos 6-1 
 3. APOEL 6-2 
 4. Etha 4-3 
 5. Achilleas 3-4 
 6. Omonia 2-5 
 7. AEL 2-5 
 8. AEK 2-6 
 9. ENAD 1-6 


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Nymburk Drop Fourth in Row in Adriatic Play with 72-85 Loss at the Hands of Union Olimpija - by Surujh Roopnarine
A season-high tying 18 turnovers were the focal point on Saturday night as CEZ Nymburk fell at home to 72-85 against Union Olimpija of Slovenia in the 11th round of Adriatic Play. The loss drops Nymburk to 5-6 after losing their fourth consecutive contest, fifth if you count last weeks Eurocup loss against Hapoel Jerusalem. After a first quarter which saw the visitors start slowly Nymburk was able to claim a 21-16, largely due to Olimpijas 1-6 shooting from three in the quarter. However in the second quarter Nymburk lost the lead for the first time and a Pavel Pumprla (196-G-86) lay-up at the buzzer kept them within a basket at 37-39 at the half. Third quarter three-pointers from Vlado Ilevski and Damir Markota spurred the visitors on as they eventually went up 65-52 headed into the final quarter. From there on it was elementary as the athleticism of Kenny Gregory (197-G/F-78, college: Kansas) and Kevinn Pinkney (207-F-83, college: Nevada) wore on Nymburk as Olimpija claimed the 85-72 road victory. The Eurloeague participants are now 7-4 in Adriatic play.
Former NBA D-League standoiut Kevin Pinkney led the way with a game high 21 points and seven rebounds in just 25 minutes. Despite out shooting Olimpija from the field and three, Nymburk could not get out of their own way as evidence of their 18 turnovers. Overall balanced production was led by Pavel Pumprla who scored a team-high 12 points.
NYMBURK: Pavel Pumprla (12pts+5reb), Michael Lenzly (10pts+5reb), Ales Chan (10pts), Radek Necas (8pts+6reb)
OLIMPIJA: Kevinn Pinkney (21pts+7reb), Kenny Gregory (18pts+5reb), Damir Markota (11pts+6reb), Vlado Ileveski (10pts)



Adam Koch Out at Nymburk - by Surujh Roopnarine
Officially announced laast week, CEZ Nymburk and rookie American forward Adam Koch have parted ways. The 6-8 forward out of Northern Iowa saw his already small role reduce once Eurocup and Adriatic play heated up. Appearing in eight Adriatic league games, Koch averaged 2.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in about eight minutes per game. Additionally, he only played three minutes in his lone Eurocup contest, a 77-93 loss against Cajasol. Koch was a key member of the Northern iowa team which was one of the NCAA's Cinderella darlings, upsetting Kansas on their way to the Sweet 16 least season. As a senior for the Panthers, the Wisconsin native averaged 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds in 35 games last season. Nymburk is in search of an upgrade of talent/experience at the wing and big man spots, so this clears the way for their search.

Standings - NBL
NBL Standings
 1. BK Prostejov 11-2 
 2. BK Pardubice 10-2 
 3. Novy Jicin 10-3 
 4. BK Decin 10-3 
 5. NH Ostrava 8-5 
 6. B&W Opava 6-7 
 7. BC Kolin 5-7 
 8. Basketbol Brno 4-9 
 9. USK Praha 3-10 
 10. Plzen 1-10 
 11. Svitavy 1-11 
Play in international cups:
 1. CEZ Nymburk


Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Terry SMITH
  BC Kolin
  (185-G-86)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Smith, BC Kolin17.5 
 2. Landry, BK Prost.16.8 
 3. Hatcher, BK Decin15.9 
 4. Novak, Plzen15.1 
 5. Burke, NH Ostrava15.0 
 6. Houska, BK Decin15.0 
 7. Blazek, B&W Opava15.0 
 8. Arnold, BK Pardu.14.8 
 9. Horak, Svitavy14.3 
 10. Hampton, BK Pardu.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boris MENO
  Basketbol Brno
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Meno, Basketbo.11.9 
 2. Burke, NH Ostrava9.3 
 3. Landry, BK Prost.9.3 
 4. Arnold, BK Pardu.9.1 
 5. Houska, BK Decin8.4 
 6. Kramny, Svitavy8.3 
 7. Blazek, B&W Opava7.1 
 8. Gadri, BK Prostejov6.8 
 9. Frana, Plzen6.6 
 10. Pospisil, BK Pardu.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.7 
 2. Carnecky, B&W O.4.3 
 3. Kotas, USK Praha3.8 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin3.6 
 5. Channels, Novy Jicin3.5 
 6. Toth, BK Pardubice3.3 
 7. Sanders, BK Decin3.3 
 8. Jones, BC Kolin3.3 
 9. Macela, Svitavy3.2 
 10. Maio, Basketbo.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  BK Pardubice
  (175-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Wright, BK Pardu.2.8 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha2.2 
 3. Smith, BC Kolin2.1 
 4. Hampton, BK Pardu.2.0 
 5. Holloway, Basket.2.0 
 6. Gibson-B., NH Os.2.0 
 7. Muirhead, Novy Jicin1.8 
 8. Hatcher, BK Decin1.7 
 9. Macela, Svitavy1.7 
 10. Lawrence, BK Prost.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Cezary TRYBANSKI
  NH Ostrava
  (218-C-79)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Trybanski, NH Os.1.6 
 2. Kramny, Svitavy1.3 
 3. Hanke, USK Praha1.2 
 4. Houska, BK Decin1.1 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.1.0 
 6. Gadri, BK Prostejov1.0 
 7. Miklosik, B&W O.0.9 
 8. Egwuatu, Svitavy0.8 
 9. Pospisil, BK Pardu.0.7 
 10. Miles, BC Kolin0.7 


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Rickey Claitt claims Danish Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News
American Rickey Claitt (188-G-87) had an amazing evening in the last round for Horsens IC and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 23-year old guard had the game-high 24 points adding nine rebounds and five assists for Horsens IC in his team's victory, helping them to beat Aalborg (#10, 0-14), the league's bottom-ranked team 77-68. Horsens IC maintains the 4th position in Danish Ligaen. Horsens IC is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-7 record. It's Claitt's second year at Horsens IC and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Oregon State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Claitt is in league's top in points (7th best: 18.6ppg), assists (2nd best: 5.9apg) and averages solid 57.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward Bonell Colas (206-F-82) of Vaerlose BBK. Colas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Vaerlose was edged in overtime by league's leader Bakken (#1, 14-0) 83-79. Vaerlose is still second from the bottom in the standings. 10 lost games is too many comparing to just four victories Vaerlose managed to get this year. Colas is a newcomer at Vaerlose and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become team's real leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.6ppg (#4). He also registered 9.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Edward Morris (203-F-84) of Aabyhoj IF (#5). Morris scored 26 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Morris' great performance Aabyhoj lost 69-74 to slightly lower-ranked Horsholm (#7, 6-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Aabyhoj ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 8 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Morris could help Aabyhoj to bring them higher in the standings. Morris has a great season in Denmark. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.6ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 10.1rpg (3rd best). He also has 2.4bpg and FGP: 67.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mike St.John (203-F/C-84) of Horsens IC - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Lee Roberts (201-F/C-87) of Naestved - 16 points and 12 rebounds
6. D.J. Smedley (180-G-84) of Naestved - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Adama Darboe (190-G-86) of Svendborg - 15 points and 3 rebounds
8. Andreas Jakobsen (187-G-83) of Bakken - 22 points and 7 rebounds
9. Nicolai Iversen (205-F-80) of Svendborg - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Morten Sahlertz (198-F-89) of Horsens IC - 23 points and 4 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


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  D-LEAGUE   


Oklahoma City Thunder Assign Byron Mullens to Tulsa 66ers - by Surujh Roopnarine
Second-year center Byron Byron Mullens (7'0''-C-89, college: Ohio St.) has been assigned to the Tulsa 66ers by their parent club, the Oklahoma City Thunder. The former Ohio State big man has appeared sparingly in four games this season for the Thunder, logging a total of 11 minutes while scoring three combined points. Last season, Mullens appeared in 27 regular season games with the 66ers and posted averages of 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 31.5 minutes per contest. He received a 2009-10 All NBA D-League Honorable Mention at the end of the season. In his 2010-11 D-League debut last night against the Sioux Falls Skyforce, Mullens started and scored 19 points on 6-15 shooting in 33 minutes as the 66ers defeated the Skyforce 120-102.

Friday's games (7) review - by Eurobasket News
Erie Bay H. - Maine RC 120-71
The Erie BayHawks came out flying against the Maine Red Claws and rolled over the visitors with a 120-71 victory on Friday night. Six BayHawks scored in double figures to mark the team's highest scoring output this season and the 49-point victory is the largest margin in franchise history. The BayHawks (5-3) ran away with the game early taking a 17-point lead after the first quarter. Nate Linhart (6'7''-F-86, college: Akron) and Christian Eyenga (6'7''-G-89) led the first half attack by chipping in 13 and 10 respectively to help carry a 32-point lead into halftime (69-37). A 27-12 third quarter put the game out of hand. Every player in the Erie lineup found the scoring column with Linhart leading the charge with 20. Dawan Robinson added 18, Eyenga notched 16, Tasheed Carr and Cedric Jackson both put in 12, and Tasmin Mitchell rounded out the group in double-figures with 11. The Maine Red Claws (3-5) were led by DeShawn Sims who had the game's only double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Paul Harris added 12 points. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Springfield A. - Austin T. 94-98
A little zone can go a long way. With good leads in the second and fourth quarters, the Springfield Armor were thrown off by a change of defense, helping the Austin Toros rally to a 98-94 victory Friday before 1,959 at the MassMutual Center. It was the third straight loss for Springfield (3-5), which saw its high-scoring ways come back to earth with the return of Terrence Williams (6'6''-F-87, college: Louisville) to the New Jersey Nets. The Armor averaged 117 points and nearly 29 assists the last three games while Williams was on assignment from the Nets. They had 14 assists Friday night. *Courtesy of www.masslive.com

Sioux Falls S. - Tulsa 66ers 102-120
Byron Mullens recorded 19 points and four rebounds and point guard Zabian Dowdell (6'3''-G-84, college: Virginia Tech) posted 19 points, eight assists and four steals to lead the Tulsa 66ers (4-4) past the Sioux Falls Skyforce on the road Friday evening by a 120-102 final score inside Sioux Falls Arena. Tulsa's 120 points marked its highest scoring output of the season. Also scoring in double figures for the 66ers were Jerome Dyson (6'3''-G-87, college: Connecticut) and Elijah Millsap with 18 points each, followed by Larry Owens and Latavious Williams each with 13. Owens also pitched in a team-high eight rebounds. The 66ers forced Sioux Falls (2-7) to 30 turnovers, recorded 11 steals and outrebounded the Skyforce by a 41-34 margin. Offensively, Tulsa recorded 29 assists on 45 made field goals (45-83). Sioux Falls was led by Leemire Goldwire and Dexter Pittman with 16 points each. Anthony Mason Jr. recorded a game-high nine rebounds for the Skyforce. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Iowa E. - New Mexico 103-89
The Iowa Energy moved their record to a league best 8-1 with a 103-89 victory over the New Mexico Thunderbirds Friday night in Des Moines. Center Courtney Sims (6'11''-C-83, college: Michigan) scored 24 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead the Energy. Iowa bolted out to a 31-23 lead after the first quarter behind eight early points from Sims. The Energy extended the lead to 57-41 at halftime as guard Chris Lofton (6'2''-G-86, college: Tennessee) scored 11 points in the quarter, including two 3-pointers. The Energy lead would extend to as many as 24 points in the second half before coasting the win. Othyus Jeffers finished with 16 points and 14 rebounds for Iowa. New Mexico was led by Alan Anderson's 18 point, 10 assist night. Anthony Richardson added 16 points and 12 rebounds in the loss. *Courtesy of www.oursportscentral.com

Idaho S. - Utah F. 118-94
The Idaho Stampede picked up their second win of the season and second straight victory on Friday night, beating the Utah Flash 118-94. The Stampede (2-7) shot 62 percent from the field, as eight different players scored in double figures. Salim Stoudamire (6'1''-G-82, agency: Arik Krayn Services, college: Arizona) led the team in scoring with 19 points, The same two teams will square off against one another on Saturday. *Courtesy of www.ktvb.vom

Bakersfield J. - Dakota W. 124-95
You don't have to tell the Bakersfield Jam that December is the most wonderful time of the year. And not for all the Christmas carol type reasons. By continuing to play its all-around best basketball of the season, the Jam improved to 4-0 during the month with a 124-95 throttling of the Dakota Wizards Friday night at the Jam Events Center. 'Our guys did such a great job just executing our game plan completely,' Jam coach Will Voigt said. Five players scored in double figures for the Jam including Trey Johnson (6'5''-G-84, agency: Priority Sports, college: Jackson St.), who once again led the way with 27 points. Brandon Wallace (6'9''-F-85, college: S.Carolina) and Marqus Blakely had 20 points apiece followed by Stephen Dennis with 12. The 29-point margin of victory matches Bakersfield's largest of the season. *Courtesy of www.bakersfield.com

Reno Bighorns - Rio Grande 119-111
Patrick Ewing (6'8''-F-84, college: Georgetown), Jr.'s first-career professional triple-double lifted the Reno Bighorns to a 119-111 victory over the defending NBA Development League champion Rio Grande Valley Vipers Friday night in the Reno Events Center. Ewing, Jr. recorded 26 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists on the night to lead the Horns (7-1). The Georgetown product connected on 11-of-12 tries from the stripe for a Bighorns squad that shot 85.3 percent from the free-throw line. Rio Grande Valley (4-4) led by two at the break and held a three-point advantage early in the second half, but the Bighorns took over from there. Reno outscored the Vipers 59-49 in the second half to pull away for their seventh win of the season. Marcus Landry (6'7''-F-85, college: Wisconsin) led all scorers with 30 points, and Aaron Miles just missed out on a triple-double of his own with 24 points, eight boards and nine assists. Nick Fazekas chipped-in 16 points for Reno. Richard Roby came off the bench to lead five Vipers in double figures with 24 points. Patrick Patterson, on NBA assignment from the Houston Rockets, notched a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds. Ewing, Jr.'s triple-double was the fourth in Bighorns franchise history. Dave Noel recorded two triple-doubles in the 2008-09 season, and Desmon Farmer scored 20 points with 10 rebounds and 11 assists for a triple-double on Dec. 13 last season vs. Bakersfield. *Courtesy of www.kolotv.com


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Standings
D-League Standings
Central Division
 1. Iowa E. 8-1 
 2. Erie Bay H. 5-3 
 3. Ft.Wayne MA 4-2 
 4. Sioux Falls S. 2-7 
 5. Dakota W. 1-8 
Southwest Division
 1. Texas L. 5-1 
 2. Austin T. 5-5 
 3. Rio Grande 4-4 
 4. Tulsa 66ers 4-4 
 5. New Mexico 4-4 
 6. Maine RC 3-5 
West Division
 1. Reno Bighorns 7-1 
 2. Bakersfield J. 5-4 
 3. Utah F. 4-5 
 4. Springfield A. 3-5 
 5. Idaho S. 2-7 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Terrence WILLIAMS
  New Jersey N.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 28
 1. Williams, Spring.28.0 
 2. Johnson, Bakersfi.24.8 
 3. Greene, Utah F.23.0 
 4. Anderson, New M.21.8 
 5. Wilmont, Ft.Wayne.21.3 
 6. Johnson, Dakota W.20.0 
 7. Edwards, New M.20.0 
 8. Ingram, Utah F.19.8 
 9. Jeffers, Iowa E.19.6 
 10. Reynolds, Spring.19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terrence WILLIAMS
  New Jersey N.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Williams, Spring.11.3 
 2. Alexander, Texas L.10.6 
 3. Harris, Maine RC10.0 
 4. Patterson, Rio G.9.9 
 5. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.9.8 
 6. Wheeler, Idaho S.9.5 
 7. Johnson, Dakota W.9.3 
 8. Gallon, Maine RC9.0 
 9. Sims, Iowa E.9.0 
 10. Williams, Tulsa 66ers9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Terrence WILLIAMS
  New Jersey N.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Williams, Spring.10.7 
 2. Miles, Reno Bighorns9.8 
 3. Russell, Ft.Wayne.8.8 
 4. Stinson, Iowa E.8.3 
 5. Daniels, Texas L.7.3 
 6. Johnson, Austin T.7.0 
 7. Smith, Maine RC6.0 
 8. Kruger, Utah F.5.9 
 9. Jackson, Erie B.5.8 
 10. Wise, Bakersfield J.5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Zabian DOWDELL
  Tulsa 66ers
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Dowdell, Tulsa 66ers3.0 
 2. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.2.5 
 3. Ewing, Reno B.2.3 
 4. Blakely, Bakersfi.2.3 
 5. Jeffers, Iowa E.2.3 
 6. Hamilton, Utah F.2.1 
 7. Kramer, Ft.Wayne.2.0 
 8. Jackson, Erie B.2.0 
 9. Lofton, Iowa E.2.0 
 10. Greene, Utah F.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris JOHNSON
  Dakota W.
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Johnson, Dakota W.3.7 
 2. Williams, Texas L.3.2 
 3. Alabi, Erie Bay H.3.0 
 4. Whiteside, Reno B.2.8 
 5. Naymick, Bakersfi.2.4 
 6. Sykes, Sioux F.2.1 
 7. Goodridge, Spring.2.0 
 8. Wallace, Bakersfi.1.9 
 9. Phillips, Ft.Wayne.1.8 
 10. Sharpe, Dakota W.1.8 


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Standings - KML
EMKL Standings
 1. TU/Rock 14-1 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 12-2 
 3. TTU/Kalev 11-3 
 4. Rakvere 8-5 
 5. Rapla 6-9 
 6. Valga/CKE 5-9 
 7. TTU/Kalev II 4-11 
 8. Parnu 3-11 
 9. Voru KK 1-13 


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Rakvere
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Saage, Rakvere19.1 
 2. Raap, Parnu18.1 
 3. Brown, Va.17.2 
 4. Pokla, Rakvere16.9 
 5. Erm, Rapla16.7 
 6. Kuuba, Voru KK16.6 
 7. Vares, Va.16.4 
 8. Thornton, Voru KK15.5 
 9. Arnold, TT.15.3 
 10. Tagamets, Va.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Anthony BROWN
  Valga/CKE
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Brown, Va.12.1 
 2. Thornton, Voru KK11.2 
 3. Arnold, TT.10.1 
 4. Eziukwu, TU/Rock9.3 
 5. Osby, TT.9.1 
 6. Kuuba, Voru KK8.9 
 7. Pokla, Rakvere8.8 
 8. Ringmets, Rapla8.5 
 9. Hughes, TT.7.8 
 10. Erm, Rapla6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Valmo KRIISA
  TTU/Kalev
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Kriisa, TT.3.8 
 2. Tsintsadze, TU/Rock3.5 
 3. Sokk, TU/Rock3.5 
 4. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo3.4 
 5. Tamm, Kalev/Cramo3.4 
 6. Karner, Parnu3.4 
 7. Oja, Va.3.4 
 8. Dorbek, Rakvere3.3 
 9. Winston, Va.3.1 
 10. Archibald, TT.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  Rakvere
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Saage, Rakvere2.4 
 2. Leppik, TU/Rock2.3 
 3. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 4. Dorbek, Rakvere2.2 
 5. Veideman, TU/Rock2.2 
 6. Doronin, TU/Rock2.1 
 7. Keedus, TT.2.1 
 8. Pokla, Rakvere2.0 
 9. Oja, Va.1.9 
 10. Erm, Rapla1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Callistus EZIUKWU
  TU/Rock
  (208-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Eziukwu, TU/Rock2.4 
 2. Osby, TT.1.3 
 3. Raadik, Parnu1.1 
 4. Brown, Va.0.9 
 5. Talts, TU/Rock0.9 
 6. Arnold, TT.0.8 
 7. Saarmets, TTU/K.0.7 
 8. Toome, Kalev/Cramo0.7 
 9. McGee, Rakvere0.6 
 10. Ringmets, Rapla0.6 


Kuuba's a double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News
36-year old forward Silver Kuuba (198-F-74) put on an amazing game in the last round for Voru KK and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had a double-double of 31 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Parnu (#8, 3-11) 93-89. Voru KK maintains the 9th position in Estonian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 13 games and recorded just one victory. Kuuba has many years of experience at Voru KK, through which he has constantly improved. Kuuba has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 16.6ppg), rebounds (6th best: 8.9rpg) and averages solid 57.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Anthony Brown (203-F-86) of Valga/CKE Inkasso. He is American forward in his first season at Valga/CKE. In the last game Brown recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Valga/CKE lost that game 75-81 to the higher-ranked Kalev/Cramo (#2, 12-2). Valga/CKE managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-9 record. Brown is a newcomer at Valga/CKE and quickly became the team's new leader. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.2ppg (#3). He also registered 12.1 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to center Andrew Arnold (208-C-86) of TTU/Kalev II Tallinn (#7). Arnold scored 19 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Arnold's great performance TTU/Kalev II lost 65-72 to slightly higher-ranked Valga/CKE (#6, 5-9). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. TTU/Kalev II can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-11 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Arnold he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Arnold has individually a great season in Estonia. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.3ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 10.1rpg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bambale Osby (203-F-86) of TTU/Kalev - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Anthony Brown (203-F-86) of Valga/CKE - 10 points, 17 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Silver Leppik (185-G-83) of TU/Rock - 17 points and 8 rebounds
7. Taavi Hamarsalu (199-C/F-89) of Parnu - 23 points and 3 rebounds
8. Merlis Niklus (186-F-80) of Voru KK - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Kristjan Kitsing (201-F/C-90) of Kalev/Cramo - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Toomas Raadik (198-F-90) of Parnu - 16 points and 7 rebounds

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


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Mike Batiste two weeks out - by Eurobasket News
Bad news for Panathinaikos. Big guy Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) will be out of action for at least two weeks due to leg injury, which he suffered during the game against Union Olimpija. That is another problem for the Greek powerhouse, who already plays without Aleks Maric (211-C-84). Mike Batiste averages 12 points and 6 rebounds this season in Euroleague.

2011 Final Four presented - by Eurobasket News
The six-month countdown to the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four began on Friday with a press conference in the host city, Barcelona, to announce the imminent start of tickets sales for the event. Euroleague Basketball CEO Jordi Bertomeu joined Barcelona's mayor, Jordi Hereu to promise the best Final Four yet in a city that has proven itself a world leader time and again at hosting major international sporting events. Barcelona successfully held a Final Four previously in 2003, when the local Euroleague representative and current champion, Regal FC Barcelona, won its first continental title. That season's final set what was then a Final Four attendance record with 16,670 fans at Palau Sant Jordi, which will be the venue for the 2011 event, too. The 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will be held from May 6 to 8, culmination with the title-game to crown the 2010-11 season champion!

'I want to thank the city of Barcelona for their warm welcome, as always' Mr. Bertomeu told the assembled media at Barcelona's city hall. 'In July we came here to do something unusual which is announcing a change of Final Four city. Then, the city offered us all the help we needed and we have to be thankful for that. Since then we have been doing things about the organization to make sure that the event will be a success in May. This is great projection for the city because for eight weeks now, the name of Barcelona has been visible to households from all around the world in our broadcasted games. It's important to remember that the Final Four are four basketball games with four basketball teams, but also much more. In 2003 the Final Fours entered a new era with the one we did in Barcelona, taking the quality level up a notch. We want the same thing to happen in 2011, and that is why we will have the classic Nike International Junior Tournament, we will have social awareness programs in the Barcelona neighborhoods, we want to integrate the whole city into our sport, we also want to organize a basketball fair around Palau Sant Jordi during the days of the event, we will have events with the Special Olympics, and we are also working on a benefit concert. These are all projects we are working on to ensure that, again, the Final Four in Barcelona is a big success.'

'It is an honor for Barcelona to welcome once again the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four,' Mayor Jordi Hereu said. 'Barcelona is a city which has a vocation for sports, especially basketball, which has been massively practiced in our city for decades. I can say that personally as a father, too. In Barcelona we like to organize these international sporting events because we have experience and ambition to express what we are throug sports. It's through this philosophy that we want to project our city to the world. We hosted the Final Four in 2003, and will again in 2011 and we will put our best efforts into this event to trun it into a major success. It is also a good economical injection to the city, as we have studied, but also great projection f our name and brand.'

In the eight years since Barcelona last hosted it, the Final Four has grown into one of the major must-see events on the basketball and world sports calendars. In the press conference, Mr. Bertomeu and Mr. Hereu said that Euroleague Basketball and the city of Barcelona are planning a jam-packed calendar of events on Final Four weekend that will include the Nike International Junior Tournament, the Euroleague Official Awards Ceremony and plentiful off-court activities for fans and attendees, including a new basketball congress.

Mr. Bertomeu announced that tickets for the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will be going on sale to the general public starting next Wednesday, December 15, at 12:00 CET. All tickets will be available through the competition's official website: www.euroleague.net and at Koobin's sales platform, the official ticketing provider. Ticket prices for the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four range from 125 to 550 euros, not including courtside and floor seats included in VIP hospitality packages. All tickets grant their holders access to four games, both of Friday's semifinals, plus the third-place and title games on Sunday. Admittance to the Nike International Junior Tournament is free of charge to the general public.

Courtesy of Euroleague


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  FINLAND   


Standings - Korisliiga
Korisliiga Standings
 1. KTP 16-2 
 2. Pyrinto 14-5 
 3. Kataja 12-6 
 4. Korihait 11-7 
 5. Kouvot 11-8 
 6. Honka 10-8 
 7. Karhu 9-9 
 8. ToPo 9-9 
 9. Namika Lahti 8-10 
 10. Salon Vilpas 4-14 
 11. LrNMKY 4-15 
 12. Tarmo 2-17 


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga
Points Per Game
 Jonathan HEARD
  Tarmo
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Heard, Tarmo21.3 
 2. Bailey, LrNM.19.6 
 3. Moore, LrNM.19.2 
 4. Harris, Salon Vilpas19.0 
 5. Wilson, Honka18.9 
 6. Ivey, KTP18.7 
 7. Williamson, Honka18.2 
 8. Walker, Kouvot18.2 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto18.0 
 10. Barrett, KTP17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 14.4
 1. Wood, Karhu14.4 
 2. Young, Tarmo10.9 
 3. Kaunisto, Kouvot10.4 
 4. Vinson, Kouvot10.2 
 5. Mathis, Namika Lahti9.9 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto9.5 
 7. Doaks, Salon Vilpas9.5 
 8. Belser, Honka9.1 
 9. Coleman, LrNM.8.7 
 10. Fells, Kataja8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Malik MOORE
  LrNMKY
  (192-G-77)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Moore, LrNM.4.5 
 2. Harris, Salon Vilpas4.4 
 3. Virtanen, Kataja4.2 
 4. Williams, Pyrinto3.9 
 5. Sarcevic, Korihait3.9 
 6. Wood, Karhu3.9 
 7. Ivey, KTP3.5 
 8. Kataja, Salon Vilpas3.3 
 9. Suonio, Namika Lahti3.2 
 10. Fields, KTP3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Karhu
  (200-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Wood, Karhu2.4 
 2. Fields, KTP2.3 
 3. Sarcevic, Korihait2.1 
 4. Heard, Tarmo1.9 
 5. Newson, Kataja1.9 
 6. Williams, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Conerly, Tarmo1.8 
 8. Wilson, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 9. Virtanen, Kataja1.7 
 10. Richards, ToPo1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 James REAVES
  Korihait
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Reaves, Korihait1.1 
 2. Heard, Tarmo1.0 
 3. Wood, Karhu0.8 
 4. Graham, ToPo0.8 
 5. Latimer, Namika Lahti0.7 
 6. Moore, LrNM.0.7 
 7. Belser, Honka0.7 
 8. Bailey, LrNM.0.7 
 9. Coleman, LrNM.0.6 
 10. Young, Tarmo0.6 


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  FRANCE   


Standings - ProA
ProA Standings
 1. Roanne 8-2 
 2. Cholet 7-2 
 3. Nancy 7-3 
 4. Chalon 7-3 
 5. Gravelines 7-3 
 6. Le Havre 6-4 
 7. Hyeres-Toulon 5-4 
 8. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 5-5 
 9. Le Mans 4-6 
 10. Strasbourg 4-6 
 11. Orleans 4-6 
 12. Limoges 4-6 
 13. Paris-Levallois 4-6 
 14. ASVEL 4-6 
 15. Poitierarleys 2-8 
 16. Vichy 1-9 


Standings - ProB
ProB Standings
 1. Evreux 10-2 
 2. Nanterre 10-2 
 3. Dijon 9-3 
 4. Boulazac 8-4 
 5. Fos Ouest 8-4 
 6. Rouen 8-4 
 7. Lille 7-5 
 8. Maurienne 6-6 
 9. Chalons-Reims 6-6 
 10. Boulogne 5-7 
 11. Antibes 5-7 
 12. Nantes 5-7 
 13. Le Portel 5-7 
 14. Bourg 4-8 
 15. St Vallier 4-8 
 16. Charleville 3-9 
 17. Clermont 3-9 
 18. Quimper 2-10 


Standings - N1
NM1 Standings
 1. Denain 13-2 
 2. Bordeaux 12-3 
 3. St Quentin 11-4 
 4. Angers BC 49 10-4 
 5. Sorgues 9-6 
 6. Blois 8-6 
 7. Challans 8-7 
 8. Brest 8-7 
 9. Denek 7-8 
 10. St Etienne 7-8 
 11. Le Puy 6-9 
 12. Souffel 6-9 
 13. Orchy 6-9 
 14. Get Vosges 6-9 
 15. St Chamond 6-9 
 16. Lievin 5-10 
 17. Roche 4-11 
 18. CFBB 2-13 


Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Rick HUGHES
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (204-C/F-73)
  Avg: 18
 1. Hughes, Hyeres-T.18.0 
 2. King, Le Havre17.6 
 3. Walsh, AS.17.6 
 4. Mejia, Cholet17.1 
 5. Darden, Nancy17.0 
 6. Massie, Limoges16.4 
 7. Woodside, Gravelines16.4 
 8. Haynes, Chalon15.8 
 9. Bennett, Pau-La.15.7 
 10. Bell, Orleans15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rob LEWIN
  Vichy
  (201-F-80)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Lewin, Vichy9.6 
 2. Massie, Limoges9.1 
 3. Jones, Le Havre8.8 
 4. Akingbala, Nancy8.4 
 5. Krupalija, Hyeres.8.4 
 6. Issa, Gravelines8.3 
 7. Jefferson, AS.8.2 
 8. Walsh, AS.8.2 
 9. Koffi, Le Mans8.0 
 10. Darden, Nancy7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Reid, Vichy6.5 
 2. King, Le Havre6.2 
 3. Wright, Limoges6.2 
 4. Sciarra, Pau-La.6.1 
 5. Linehan, Nancy5.8 
 6. Diabate, Roanne5.6 
 7. Woodside, Gravelines5.5 
 8. Pellin, Le Mans4.7 
 9. Schilb, Chalon4.6 
 10. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Nancy
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Linehan, Nancy3.7 
 2. Dobbins, Hyeres-T.2.4 
 3. Walsh, AS.2.4 
 4. Bennett, Pau-La.2.1 
 5. Causeur, Cholet2.0 
 6. Diabate, Roanne2.0 
 7. Acker, Le Mans1.9 
 8. Darden, Nancy1.9 
 9. Dewar, Le Mans1.9 
 10. Sangare, Le Havre1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Frank ELEGAR
  Vichy
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Elegar, Vichy2.0 
 2. Akpomedah, Grave.1.6 
 3. Jefferson, AS.1.6 
 4. Koffi, Le Mans1.4 
 5. Badiane, Poitiera.1.3 
 6. Fofana, AS.1.3 
 7. Lewin, Vichy1.2 
 8. Pasco, Strasbourg1.2 
 9. Issa, Gravelines1.1 
 10. Dunn, Roanne1.0 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 18
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest18.0 
 2. Harris, Lille18.0 
 3. Sonko, Maurienne17.4 
 4. Carter, Nanterre17.2 
 5. Ingram, Antibes17.0 
 6. Siggers, Rouen16.3 
 7. Sneed, Maurienne16.3 
 8. Davis, Le Portel16.3 
 9. Daniels, Nanterre16.3 
 10. Bouldin, Clermont16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Korvotney BARBER
  Nantes
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Barber, Nantes10.7 
 2. Daniels, Chalons-.9.3 
 3. Bing, Dijon8.9 
 4. Monroe, Boulogne8.8 
 5. Giles, Rouen8.7 
 6. Monds, Bourg8.4 
 7. Sneed, Maurienne7.9 
 8. Rouse, Charleville7.8 
 9. Sonko, Maurienne7.8 
 10. Massot, Antibes7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.4 
 2. Downey, Nantes6.3 
 3. Taylor, Rouen5.8 
 4. Denave, St Vallier5.8 
 5. Ingram, Antibes5.2 
 6. Williams, Le Portel5.0 
 7. Craven, Dijon4.9 
 8. Darnauzan, Mauri.4.8 
 9. Patiejunas, Boulo.4.5 
 10. Akono, Nanterre4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Philippe HAQUET
  Fos Ouest
  (199-F-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Haquet, Fos Ouest2.8 
 2. Shiloh, St Vallier2.8 
 3. Doyne, Charleville2.6 
 4. Riley, Nanterre2.6 
 5. Craven, Dijon2.5 
 6. Da Silva, Evreux2.5 
 7. Daniels, Chalons-.2.4 
 8. Hachad, Fos Ouest2.4 
 9. Harris, Lille2.3 
 10. Sonko, Maurienne2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  Fos Ouest
  (201-F-82)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Gay, Fos Ouest2.2 
 2. Jefferson, Quimper1.7 
 3. Barber, Nantes1.4 
 4. Monds, Bourg1.1 
 5. N''Diaye, Clermont1.1 
 6. Adjiwanou, Boula.1.0 
 7. Diakite, Chalons-.1.0 
 8. Siggers, Rouen0.8 
 9. James, Bourg0.8 
 10. McKenzie, Boulazac0.8 


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Panathinaikos fans: "SHERMA, YOUR HOME is HERE" - by Geo Basket
It was probably the most dramatic and interesting game of the Euroleague this week as Panathinaikos Athens was hosting Union Olimpija Ljubljana at OAKA for the first place game in the Group D. The Georgian super-talent Giorgi Shermadini (216-C-89) got a lot of attention from the media as well as Green's fans as he is playing in Slovenian powerhouse on the loan for this season and he is supposed to join his original team Panathinaikos Athens after the EuroBasket 2011 in Vilnius, Lithuania where he is defending the honor of Georgian National Team. There was an interesting banner published on the gate where Panathinaikos radical fans are sitting tradionally, which said that Giorgi Shermadini's home was there in the Olympic Sports Complex of Athens. After Olimpija lost dramatic game in the OT (Slovenians were ahead by 2 points, 6.5 seconds before the end of the game) thanks to steal of Antonis Fotsis (210-F-81) and the under basket shot of Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80), Shermadini thanked all the fans of Panathinaikos for their support and warmth that was addressed to him and wished his original team a longest season in the Euroleague.

Superleague Round 8: Change at the top of the standings - by Eurobasket News
Superleague round 8 most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: TSU (#4) and MIA (#1). TSU (6-3) won against visiting MIA (7-1) 94-85. TSU was tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. TSU shot 25 for 39 from the free-throw line, while MIA only scored five points from the stripe. Center Richard Matiashvili (209-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Zurab Korkotadze (194-83) contributed with 26 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Davit Imnadze (208-85) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds for MIA. MIA's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TSU did not change their fourth position in the standings. MIA managed to keep top place. They have the same record like Army. MIA will play next round against Energy Invest trying to make it back to the top of the standings. TSU will try to continue on it's current victory against ninth ranked GSAU. It will be extra interesting game as GSAU is their local rival from Tbilisi.
Another interesting game was also a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Army Sport Klub (#2) and Dinamo (#10). Army Sport Klub (7-1) smashed visiting Dinamo (1-8) by 43 points 105-62. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Kote Tugushi (192-84) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists and David Ugrekhelidze who added 21 points and 17 rebounds during the contest. Forward Irakli Alkhanaidze (202-92) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players seeing no chance for a win. Army Sport Klub have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They are a new league leader in their first year in the league. They share the position with MIA Tbilisi. Dinamo Tbilisi lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place. Dinamo Tbilisi will play next round against strong Kutaisi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Army Sport Klub will try to continue on it's current victory against eighth ranked Batumi on the road.
Bottom-ranked GTU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to fifth ranked Sokhumi (6-3) 57-79 on Saturday evening. The winners were led by Richard Damus who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds. Even 16 points and 9 rebounds by Zviad Antadze did not help to save the game for GTU. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the change for the coaches to test many bench players seeing no chance for a win. Sokhumi jumped to the fourth spot. They share the position with TSU Tbilisi. GTU still at the very bottom with 0-8 record. Sokhumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. GTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.

In the last two games of round 8 Samedicino was beaten by Kutaisi on the road 81-76. Energy Rustavi won against Batumi on it's own court 74-68.


Army - Dinamo Tbilisi 105-62

Another interesting game was also a derby match between two teams from Tbilisi: Army Sport Klub (#2) and Dinamo (#10). Army Sport Klub (7-1) smashed visiting Dinamo (1-8) by 43 points 105-62. The game without a history. Army Sport Klub lead from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Army Sport Klub dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Dinamo Tbilisi's 38 and made 32-of-42 charity shots (76.2 percent) during the game, while Dinamo Tbilisi only scored nine points from the stripe. Army Sport Klub forced 20 Dinamo Tbilisi turnovers and outrebounded Dinamo Tbilisi 66-35 including a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Kote Tugushi (192-84) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists and the former international center David Ugrekhelidze (207-83) who added 21 points and 17 rebounds during the contest. Five Army Sport Klub players scored in double figures. Forward Irakli Alkhanaidze (202-92) responded with 14 points and 5 rebounds and forward Nikoloz Guldedava (194-91) scored 13 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players seeing no chance for a win. Army Sport Klub have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They are a new league leader in their first year in the league. They share the position with MIA Tbilisi. Dinamo Tbilisi lost eighth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place. Dinamo Tbilisi will play next round against strong Kutaisi trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Army Sport Klub will try to continue on it's current victory against eighth ranked Batumi on the road.
Top scorers:
Army: D.Ugrekhelidze 21+17reb+2ast, K.Tugushi 19+11reb+12ast, V.Minashvili 17+7reb, A.Boisa 17+6reb+5ast, G.Pirvelashvili 10+7reb, Z.Babiashvili 8+5reb
Dinamo Tbilisi: I.Alkhanaidze 14+5reb, N.Guldedava 13+3reb+2ast, I.Ivaneishvili 10+2reb, G.Pataraia 7+2reb+3ast, G.Kuchava 7+7reb+2ast, N.Chavelashvili 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 114858


TSU Tbilisi - MIA Tbilisi 94-85

Superleague round 8 most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: TSU (#4) and MIA (#1). TSU (6-3) won against visiting MIA (7-1) 94-85. TSU was tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. TSU shot 25 for 39 from the free-throw line, while MIA only scored five points from the stripe. Center Richard Matiashvili (209-89) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Zurab Korkotadze (194-83) contributed with 26 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Davit Imnadze (208-85) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and guard Besik Lezhava (193-86) added 13 points and 7 assists in the effort for MIA. Five TSU and four MIA players scored in double figures. MIA's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. TSU did not change their fourth position in the standings. MIA managed to keep top place. They have the same record like Army. MIA will play next round against Energy Invest trying to make it back to the top of the standings. TSU will try to continue on it's current victory against ninth ranked GSAU. It will be extra interesting game as GSAU is their local rival from Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
TSU Tbilisi: Z.Korkotadze 26+7reb, M.Panchulidze 16+4reb, R.Matiashvili 14+14reb+5ast, I.Londaridze 13+7reb, G.Gaprindashvili 11+3reb+8ast, D.Khizanishvili 9+4reb
MIA Tbilisi: D.Imnadze 16+7reb+2ast, D.Barbakadze 14+5reb+2ast, B.Lezhava 13+3reb+7ast, K.Tomaradze 12+2reb+2ast, L.Lapanashvili 11+6reb, D.Berishvili 8+4reb+5ast
gschID: 114859


GTU Tbilisi - Sokhumi 57-79

Bottom-ranked GTU is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their eighth consecutive match to fifth ranked Sokhumi (6-3) 57-79 on Saturday evening. Sokhumi dominated on the defensive end, holding GTU to just 7 points in second quarter. Sokhumi dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to GTU's 24. Sokhumi forced 20 GTU turnovers and outrebounded GTU 69-36 including a 27-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. The winners were led by American forward Richard Damus (198-83, college: Troy) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) who supported him with 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 16 points and 9 rebounds by forward Zviad Antadze (198-88, college: Monroe Coll.) did not help to save the game for GTU. Forward Vasili Beruashvili (198-90) added 7 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the change for the coaches to test many bench players seeing no chance for a win. Sokhumi jumped to the fourth spot. They share the position with TSU Tbilisi. GTU still at the very bottom with 0-8 record. Sokhumi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. GTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Samedicino-Academia.
Top scorers:
Sokhumi: L.Parghalava 21+9reb+4ast, R.Damus 19+14reb+1ast, 15+17reb, G.Kvetenadze 9+3reb+1ast, C.Damus 7+5reb, I.Shanidze 6+12reb+2ast
GTU Tbilisi: Z.Antadze 16+9reb+3ast, B.Chikviladze 11+2reb, V.Beruashvili 7+7reb+1ast, G.Jangveladze 6+4reb+1ast, V.Tevzadze 6+3reb+1ast, A.Lomouri 4+4reb
gschID: 114860


Kutaisi - Samedicino 81-76

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Kutaisi (6-2) beat at home 7th ranked Samedicino-Academia (3-5) 81-76 on Friday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Kutaisi trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually win the game 81-76. Kutaisi forced 20 Samedicino-Academia turnovers. The winners were led by forward Giorgi Barbakadze (203-91) who scored that evening 25 points and 7 rebounds and forward Rezo Didia (203-87) who supported him with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Even 21 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists by guard Giorgi Gulisabedashvili (194-88, agent: Side Court) did not help to save the game for Samedicino-Academia. Guard Mikheil Chochua (193-87) added 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kutaisi has a solid four-game winning streak. They did not change their third position in the standings. Samedicino-Academia keeps the seventh place. Kutaisi will meet Dinamo Tbilisi (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Samedicino-Academia's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi GTU.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: G.Barbakadze 25+7reb+3ast, B.Berishvili 17+5reb+3ast, B.Kvimsadze 11+3reb+5ast, R.Didia 10+10reb+5ast, V.Koguashvili 9+3reb, M.Bolkvadze 9+8reb+4ast
Samedicino: G.Gulisabedashvili 21+8reb+5ast, M.Chochua 18+6reb+5ast, T.Niniashvili 13+6reb+1ast, B.Bekauri 12+7reb+5ast, T.Chachibaia 7+3reb, T.Tavartkiladze 5+6ast
gschID: 114856


Energy Rustavi - Batumi 74-68

Rather expected game when 8th ranked Batumi (2-6) lost to sixth ranked Energy Invest (5-2) in Rustavi 68-74 on Friday. Energy Invest was tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Energy Invest shot 25 for 35 from the free-throw line, while Batumi only scored six points from the stripe. The winners were led by guard Levan Tsekvava (190-89) who scored that evening 22 points and 7 rebounds and Cameroonian forward Talba Toudjani (201-80) who supported him with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Four Energy Invest players scored in double figures. Even 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) by forward Nodar Tenieshvili (198-92) did not help to save the game for Batumi. Guard Ivane Maisuradze (194-85) added 14 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Energy Invest has a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion did not change their sixth position in the standings. Batumi lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eighth place. They have the same record like GSAU Tbilisi. Energy Invest will meet league's second-placed MIA in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Batumi will play against the league's leader Army Sport Klub (#1) in Tbilisi and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Energy Rustavi: L.Tsekvava 22+7reb+2ast, T.Toudjani 19+11reb+1ast, 11+6reb+4ast, B.Tsivtsivadze 10+5reb+4ast, Z.Machavariani 6+1reb+1ast, S.Lamu 6+6reb+1ast
Batumi: N.Tenieshvili 19+4reb+2ast, I.Maisuradze 14+7reb+2ast, I.Mikeladze 10+2reb+3ast, L.Eliadze 8+5reb+1ast, L.Keshelava 5+12reb+1ast, M.Ninua 5+2reb
gschID: 114857




Highest League Standing
Superleague Standings
 1. Army 7-1 
 2. MIA Tbilisi 7-1 
 3. Kutaisi 6-2 
 4. TSU Tbilisi 6-3 
 5. Sokhumi 6-3 
 6. Energy Rustavi 5-2 
 7. Samedicino 3-5 
 8. Batumi 2-6 
 9. GSAU Tbilisi 2-6 
 10. Dinamo Tbilisi 1-8 
 11. GTU Tbilisi 0-8 


Geogian Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Lasha PARGHALAVA
  Sokhumi
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Parghalava, Sokhu.21.9 
 2. Panchulidze, TSU T.20.6 
 3. Chikviladze, GTU T.19.0 
 4. Tugushi, Army18.9 
 5. Keshelava, Batumi18.0 
 6. Tsekvava, Energy R.17.4 
 7. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi17.1 
 8. Berishvili, Kutaisi16.7 
 9. Toudjani, Energy R.16.4 
 10. Tenieshvili, Batumi16.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Richard DAMUS
  Sokhumi
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Damus, Sokhumi11.6 
 2. Keshelava, Batumi11.6 
 3. Imnadze, MIA T.10.9 
 4. Ugrekhelidze, Army10.0 
 5. Tugushi, Army9.9 
 6. Damus, Sokhumi9.8 
 7. Matiashvili, TSU T.9.6 
 8. Bekauri, Samedicino9.1 
 9. Antadze, GTU T.8.1 
 10. Toudjani, Energy R.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAPRINDASHVILI
  TSU Tbilisi
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Gaprindashvi., TSU T.6.5 
 2. Tugushi, Army6.0 
 3. Tetelashvili, GSAU T.5.7 
 4. Tavartkiladz., Samedi.5.3 
 5. Parghalava, Sokhu.5.0 
 6. Tsivtsivadze, Energy R.4.7 
 7. Didia, Kutaisi4.6 
 8. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi4.3 
 9. Berishvili, MIA T.4.3 
 10. Bakradze, Army4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Giorgi GULISABEDASHVILI
  Samedicino
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Gulisabedash., Samedi.3.7 
 2. Antadze, GTU T.3.1 
 3. Tsekvava, Energy R.2.9 
 4. Berishvili, Kutaisi2.6 
 5. Parghalava, Sokhu.2.6 
 6. Panchulidze, TSU T.2.6 
 7. Beruashvili, GTU T.2.4 
 8. Gaprindashvi., TSU T.2.3 
 9. Kokhreidze, TSU T.2.3 
 10. Tugushi, Army2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Davit IMNADZE
  MIA Tbilisi
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Imnadze, MIA T.2.0 
 2. Bekauri, Samedicino1.9 
 3. Damus, Sokhumi1.8 
 4. Lamu, Energy R.1.6 
 5. Beruashvili, GTU T.1.4 
 6. Damus, Sokhumi1.4 
 7. Boisa, Army1.4 
 8. Matiashvili, TSU T.1.1 
 9. Toudjani, Energy R.1.0 
 10. Atuashvili, Army1.0 


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  GERMANY   


Standings - 1. Bundesliga
1.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Brose Baskets 12-0 
 2. Dt.Bank SKY 10-3 
 3. ALBA 8-3 
 4. Bremerhaven 8-5 
 5. Art.Dragons 8-5 
 6. EWE Baskets 8-6 
 7. TBB Trier 7-6 
 8. NY Phantoms 7-6 
 9. Telekom Baskets 7-6 
 10. EnBW L'burg 7-7 
 11. Goettingen 6-7 
 12. Walter Tigers 5-7 
 13. Phoenix Hagen 5-8 
 14. LTi 46ers 5-9 
 15. ratiopharm 4-8 
 16. MBC 3-9 
 17. Bayreuth 3-10 
 18. Duesseldorf 2-10 


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 DaShaun WOOD
  Dt.Bank SKY
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Wood, Dt.16.8 
 2. Martin, Bremerha.16.3 
 3. Callahan, Bremerha.16.0 
 4. Peacock, LTi 46ers15.6 
 5. Zwiener, TBB Trier15.2 
 6. Harris, EnBW L.15.2 
 7. Dorris, Phoenix .14.4 
 8. Anderson, Goett.14.4 
 9. Oliver, Walter Tigers14.1 
 10. Pryor, Phoenix .14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Bryant, ratiopharm9.5 
 2. Reiner, Bayreuth8.4 
 3. Ensminger, Teleko.8.3 
 4. Stevic, EWE B.7.6 
 5. Martin, Bremerha.7.4 
 6. Peacock, LTi 46ers7.3 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 8. Evtimov, MBC7.0 
 9. Pleiss, Brose B.6.9 
 10. Watts, Walter T.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Branislav RATKOVICA
  Walter Tigers
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Ratkovica, Walter T.7.5 
 2. Joyce, TBB Trier4.9 
 3. Wood, Dt.4.6 
 4. Jordan, MBC4.6 
 5. Gamqrelidze, LTi 4.6 
 6. Copeland, Bremerha.4.4 
 7. Dorris, Phoenix .4.4 
 8. Campbell, EWE B.4.4 
 9. Hamilton, NY Phant.4.2 
 10. McElroy, AL.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin HAMILTON
  NY Phantoms
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Hamilton, NY Phant.2.0 
 2. Dorris, Phoenix .1.9 
 3. Martin, Bremerha.1.5 
 4. Lukauskis, EWE B.1.5 
 5. Trice, ratiopharm1.5 
 6. Burtschi, Phoenix .1.5 
 7. Wood, Dt.1.4 
 8. Bailey, Art.Dragons1.4 
 9. Pryor, Phoenix .1.4 
 10. Wise, Telekom .1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekenechukwu IBEKWE
  Art.Dragons
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ibekwe, Art.Drag.2.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.2.3 
 3. Powell, Dt.1.5 
 4. Bryant, ratiopharm1.3 
 5. Hines, Brose B.1.1 
 6. Boumtje, Art.Drag.1.1 
 7. Baynes, EWE B.1.1 
 8. Goree, NY Phantoms1.0 
 9. Scott, Goettingen1.0 
 10. Brempong, Duesseld.1.0 


John Bynum (TBB Trier) Pregame Thoughts To Brose Baskets Bamberg Game december 12th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
JJohn Bynum (191-G-78, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Metro St.) is a 32 year old 191 cm guard from Visalia California that is playing his first season with TBB Trier. He is a good fighter, fast and good in offensive playing. He is great athlete who can shoot the ball with consistency from 3 and finish with authority on the break. He is a tremendous defender on the ball. He played college basketball at College of the Sequoias Junior College:from 1996-1998 and then transferred to Metropolitan St. (NCAA2): and played there from 1998-2000. He started his professional basketball career in 2001 in the Uk for the Solent Stars (United Kingdom-NBLConf): 31 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assist. In 2002-2003, came his first tour of duty in Germany for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-Regionalliga): 24.7ppg, 9.2rpg, 6.7apg, 3.5spg. In 2003-2004, he played for the Ulriken Eagles (Norway-BNLO): Regular Season: 14 games: 20,1ppg, 8,1rpg, 2,5apg, 2,9spg, 0,4bpg.In 2004-2005, he was back in Germany playing for BSG Grevenbroich (Germany-2.Bundesliga): 30 games: Score-5 (26.0ppg), 7.7rpg, Ast-4 (5.4apg), 1.7spg, 2FGP: 55.5%, 3FGP: 33.3%, FT: 63.6%. In 2005-2006, he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-A1): only pre-season, then joined COOCOON Baskets Weiden (Germany-2.Bundesliga, starting five): 8 games: 15.6ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 51%, left in Jan.'06 and later that month signed at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 21 games: 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 56.5%. In 2006-2007, he played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 31 games: 5.7ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 43.1%, 3FGP: 25.0%, FT: 55.9%. In 2007-2008, he played for USC Heidelberg (Germany-ProA, starting five): 14 games: 14.4ppg, 4.4rpg, Assists-5 (4.6apg), 2.3spg, 2FGP: 54%, 3FGP: 27.3%, FT: 58.5%, left in Jan.'08 due to shoulder injury, in Feb.'08 moved to Digibu Baskets Paderborn (Germany-1.Bundesliga, starting five): 13 games: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 70.0%. Last season, he played in the PRO A for Proveo Merlins Crailsheim (Germany-ProA, starting five): 27 games: 16.9ppg, 7.1rpg, Assists-3 (5.4apg), 1.1spg, FGP: 51.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 62.8%. He spoke with eurobasket before the game against The Brose Baskets Bamberg.

TBB Trier had a three game winning streak, then a three game losing streak and now a two game winning streak again. Why has the team been so up and down?


I think for the most part we are a young team and we are still finding ourselves. We had to find our identity at the beginning and we are still learning each day. Hopefully we can turn it around and be a little bit more consistent as the season goes along.



Is the team now ready to go on a longer winning streak?


Im sure everybody on the team wants to be on a winning streak rather than lose games... everyone loves winning.


What are your memories of playing Bamberg when you played for Paderborn and Bremerhaven? What was your fondest memory?


Well I dont have too many good memories about playing them, because I think we have only beat them one time and it happend to be in the cup when I played in Bremerhaven so i dont have too many good memories about playing against them.


The Brose Baskets Bamberg are 12-0. How do you go into a game like this? Ok you have nothing to lose, but for some reason this attitude has not hurt Bamberg so far this season?


Well all we can do is worry about what we need to do and records dont matter once the ball goes up in the air for the opening tip. We just have to focus on the gameplan that coach has for us and try and get it done to our best ability.


The Brose Baskets Bamberg have such a clock work system going on offense. Is there anyway to stop this team for 40 minutes?


It will be a difficult task because they are solid at every posistion we just have to expect that they will have a run or two but we have to find the answers quicker than playing against other teams. A mistake against this team can turn into a big disadvantage.

What will be the most interesting match up in this game?


I look at the small forward posistion with zwinner and jacobsen but also the goldsberry and joyce one as well. I'm sure everyone will be ready to go on both sides.


There are many great point guards in the BEKO BBL, but rarely does the name John Goldsberry enter the mouth of many. Where would you rate his play in the BEKO BBL?


John is a great point guard and I dont think his name comes up because he doesnt score a lot, but he does everything that a point guard needs to do. He controls the game, gets his teammates the ball in scoring posistions, and hits shots if he needs to. In my opinion he is what a every team needs at any level, he is one of the best in my opinion.


What is your biggest wish for Christmas?



My biggest wish for Christmas is to see the sun shining and be warm for a day, like in California.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?


The last DVD I saw was the social network


Thanks John for chat.



Quentin Pryor (Phoenix Hagen) Pregame Thoughts To Deutsche Bank Skyliners Game December 11th - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber
Quentin Pryor (193-G/F-83, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Morehead St.) is a 27 year old 193cm shooting guard/small forward from Eupora, Mississippi and is playing his second season with Phoenix Hagen. He started his college basketball career at Jackson State, before finishing at Morehead State from 2005-2007. In his senior year, he played 30 games averaging11.4ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3Pts: 36.8%, FT: 71.7%. In 2007, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with FC Schalke 04 playing 29 games and averaging 15.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.5spg), FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 75.2%. In 2008-2009 for Phoenix Hagen, he played 30 games averaging 14.7ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 60.5%, 3PT: 30.3%, FT: 75.2. He spoke to eurobasket after the loss in Goettingen. Last season, he played 33 games: 8.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 72.9%. He spoke to eurobasket before the game against Phoenix Hagen December 11th.

The loss to the Brose Baskets Bamberg was tough. You always have some time needed to digest loses and how long did this loss take to digest?

We had to get over it quick. We had to turn our focus to Frankfurt to prepare for them.

What kept being on your mind the longest about this loss?


It wasn't just this loss but the last three...where did our defense go???


What has been the focus in practice this week in preparation for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners game?



Just figuring out a way to control them. They are playing good right now so we have to be ready.


The next game is against The Deutsche Bank Skyliners. What has been your impression of the club?


They are a team that plays hard and has fought through some injuries to key players and are still in the top of the standings.


What do you think is the secret of the team? Even without AJ Moye and Roger Powell, the team continues to be hard to beat.



Everyone is playing their role. No one is trying to do anything that they can't do.

Everybody is looking forward to the duel Mr Roadrunner Dashaun Wood against Mr Fantastic Mark Dorris. How motivated is Dorris after his sickness. Will he be 100% fit?



Mark will be 100% this week. He has had a full week of practice now so he will be prepared.

Could Quantez Robertson possibly steal the show from Wood and Dorris?


There is a chance that he could. He is a good player but we will do our best try and keep that from happening

Besides making an uptempo game what else will be key for Phoenix Hagen to win this game?


We have to find our defense again.

What is your christmas wish for 2010?


That I can give my kids everything they want!!!

Why cant any basketball player hide from the Michael Jordan cam?lol


You can if you cover your face!!!

Thanks Quentin for the chat! Get well soon!



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  GREECE   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Milton PALACIO
  Kavala
  (190-G-78)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Palacio, Kavala18.1 
 2. Marshall, PAOK17.4 
 3. Baxter, Ilysiakos16.1 
 4. Byars, Panellinios15.2 
 5. Kalathis, VAP K.14.3 
 6. Dikoudis, AEK14.2 
 7. Everett, Iraklis13.9 
 8. Tapoutos, Aris13.9 
 9. McAlarney, Ikaros13.9 
 10. Tucker, Aris13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kavala
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Simmons, Kavala11.3 
 2. Bagaric, Marousi9.5 
 3. Thompson, Ikaros9.3 
 4. Looby, Peristeri GS8.8 
 5. Kalathis, VAP K.8.7 
 6. Papadopoulos, PAOK8.4 
 7. Tucker, Aris7.0 
 8. Kommatos, Marousi6.9 
 9. Bourousis, Olympiakos6.6 
 10. Byars, Panellinios6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiakos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Spanoulis, Olympiakos6.7 
 2. Jordan, VAP K.5.3 
 3. Thompson, Ilysi.5.0 
 4. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.5 
 5. Everett, Iraklis4.4 
 6. Grundy, AEK3.9 
 7. Papamakarios, Panell.3.8 
 8. Tsamis, VAP K.3.7 
 9. Palacio, Kavala3.7 
 10. Kojadinovic, Marousi3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Lans HARRIS
  Ikaros
  (195-G-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Harris, Ikaros2.5 
 2. Everett, Iraklis2.4 
 3. Pelekanos, Olympiakos2.3 
 4. Jamon Lukas, Olymp.2.3 
 5. Grundy, AEK2.1 
 6. Xanthopoulos, Panell.2.0 
 7. Marshall, PAOK2.0 
 8. Baxter, Ilysiakos1.9 
 9. King, Peristeri GS1.9 
 10. Carroll, Ikaros1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dalibor BAGARIC
  Marousi
  (217-C-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Bagaric, Marousi2.5 
 2. Simmons, Kavala2.3 
 3. Elonu, Panionios1.4 
 4. Thompson, Ikaros1.4 
 5. Simtsak, Kavala1.0 
 6. Vougioukas, Panath.0.9 
 7. Dunston, Aris0.9 
 8. Looby, Peristeri GS0.9 
 9. Dozier, PAOK0.8 
 10. Harissis, VAP K.0.7 


Standings - A1
A1 Standings
 1. Panathinaikos 8-0 
 2. Olympiakos 7-0 
 3. Peristeri GS 5-3 
 4. Kavala 4-3 
 5. VAP Kolossos 4-3 
 6. Aris 4-4 
 7. PAOK 4-4 
 8. Ikaros 4-4 
 9. Marousi 4-4 
 10. AEK 3-4 
 11. Panionios 3-4 
 12. Iraklis 2-6 
 13. Panellinios 1-7 
 14. Ilysiakos 0-7 


Mike Batiste two weeks out - by Eurobasket News
Bad news for Panathinaikos. Big guy Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St.) will be out of action for at least two weeks due to leg injury, which he suffered during the game against Union Olimpija. That is another problem for the Greek powerhouse, who already plays without Aleks Maric (211-C-84). Mike Batiste averages 12 points and 6 rebounds this season in Euroleague.

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Stats Leaders (Men)
Points Per Game
 Lazar TRIFUNOVIC
  Keflavik
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 26.5
 1. Trifunovic, Keflavik26.5 
 2. Biedler, IR23.9 
 3. Inge, Haukar23.5 
 4. Dabney, Hamar23.3 
 5. Amoroso, Snaefell22.7 
 6. Robinson, Haukar21.8 
 7. Smith, Grindavik21.6 
 8. Smith, Njardvik21.1 
 9. Burton, Snaefell20.9 
 10. Sovic, IR20.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gerald ROBINSON
  Haukar
  (204-F-84)
  Avg: 14
 1. Robinson, Haukar14.0 
 2. Biedler, IR12.8 
 3. Ermolinskij, KR12.4 
 4. Trifunovic, Keflavik11.5 
 5. Smith, Njardvik10.9 
 6. Pettinella, Grindavik10.8 
 7. Amoroso, Snaefell10.7 
 8. Fain, Tindastoll9.6 
 9. Stywall, Fjolnir9.4 
 10. Suljic, KFI9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aegir STEINARSSON
  Fjolnir
  (182-G-91)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Steinarsson, Fjolnir8.5 
 2. Ermolinskij, KR8.3 
 3. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.7.7 
 4. Smith, Grindavik7.0 
 5. Haraldsson, Haukar6.9 
 6. Schoen, KFI6.0 
 7. Cunningham, Tinda.5.8 
 8. Inge, Haukar5.6 
 9. Fain, Tindastoll5.4 
 10. Burton, Snaefell5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Craig SCHOEN
  KFI
  (178-G-83)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Schoen, KFI3.5 
 2. Inge, Haukar3.3 
 3. Dabney, Hamar3.0 
 4. Fain, Tindastoll2.6 
 5. Rivers, Tindastoll2.6 
 6. Kitanovic, Tindastoll2.4 
 7. Kelly, Grindavik2.3 
 8. Shouse, Stjarnan2.3 
 9. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.2.2 
 10. Haraldsson, Haukar2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Christopher SMITH
  Njardvik
  (198-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Smith, Njardvik3.0 
 2. Nathanaelsso., Ham.2.6 
 3. Fain, Tindastoll2.2 
 4. Biedler, IR2.1 
 5. Savarsson, Grind.1.6 
 6. Hafsteinsson, Fjolnir1.5 
 7. Pettinella, Grindavik1.4 
 8. Helgason, Stjarnan1.2 
 9. Maxwell, Keflavik1.2 
 10. Jonasson, Njardvik1.1 


Standings - Iceland Express League
Express L. Standings
 1. Snaefell 9-1 
 2. Grindavik 8-2 
 3. Keflavik 7-3 
 4. KR 7-3 
 5. Hamar 5-5 
 6. Stjarnan 5-5 
 7. Fjolnir 4-6 
 8. Njardvik 4-6 
 9. Haukar 4-6 
 10. Tindastoll 3-7 
 11. IR 2-8 
 12. KFI 2-8 


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Standings - IBL
NBL Standings
 1. Pelita Jaya 10-0 
 2. Satria Muda 10-2 
 3. CLS 9-3 
 4. ASPAC 8-2 
 5. Stadium Jak. 6-6 
 6. Muba Hangtuah 5-6 
 7. Garuda 5-7 
 8. Bima Sakti 2-9 
 9. Citra Satria 1-10 
 10. Angsapura 0-11 


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Standings - Lega 2
Lega2 Standings
 1. Snaidero UD 9-1 
 2. Umana Reyer 9-1 
 3. Fastweb CM 7-3 
 4. Barcellona 7-3 
 5. Sunrise Scafati 6-4 
 6. Immobiliare SR 6-4 
 7. Tuscany PT 6-4 
 8. Fileni BPA 5-6 
 9. Prima Veroli 4-6 
 10. Assigeco 4-6 
 11. Aget Imola 4-6 
 12. Trenkwalder 4-6 
 13. N.Ferrara 4-6 
 14. Forli 4-7 
 15. Tezenis Verona 2-8 
 16. San Severo 0-10 


Standings - SerieA
SerieA Standings
 1. Montepaschi 7-1 
 2. Armani MI 6-2 
 3. Cimberio VA 6-2 
 4. Bennet Cantu 6-3 
 5. Scavolini PS 5-3 
 6. Vanoli CR 5-3 
 7. Angelico BI 5-4 
 8. CS Bologna 4-4 
 9. Dinamo Sassari 4-4 
 10. Fabi Shoes 4-5 
 11. Benetton TV 4-5 
 12. Air AV 3-5 
 13. Lottomatica 2-6 
 14. Pepsi Caserta 2-6 
 15. Enel Brindisi 2-6 
 16. Banca Tercas 1-7 


Stats Leaders - SerieA
Points Per Game
 James WHITE
  Dinamo Sassari
  (198-G-84)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. White, Dinamo Sassari20.1 
 2. Ford, Fabi Shoes18.8 
 3. Lavrinovic, Montepas.18.0 
 4. Dean, Air AV16.4 
 5. Kaukenas, Montepas.16.3 
 6. Thomas, Air AV16.1 
 7. Hunter, Dinamo S.16.1 
 8. Zoroski, Banca T.16.1 
 9. Milic, Vanoli CR15.8 
 10. Dixon, Enel Brindisi15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharrod FORD
  Fabi Shoes
  (206-F/C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Ford, Fabi Shoes10.8 
 2. Jones, Pepsi C.8.8 
 3. Ivanov, Fabi Shoes8.6 
 4. Lang, Enel Brindisi8.3 
 5. Toure, Enel Brindisi8.3 
 6. Hall, Banca Tercas8.2 
 7. Suton, Angelico BI8.1 
 8. Slay, Cimberio VA7.9 
 9. Hunter, Dinamo S.7.6 
 10. Troutman, Air AV7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Marques GREEN
  Air AV
  (170-G-82)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Green, Air AV6.4 
 2. Collins, Scavolin.6.3 
 3. Zoroski, Banca T.4.8 
 4. Sosa, Angelico BI4.4 
 5. Goss, Cimberio VA3.5 
 6. Rowland, Vanoli CR3.5 
 7. Hackett, Scavolin.3.3 
 8. Diener, Dinamo S.3.3 
 9. Diener, Banca T.3.3 
 10. Green, Bennet Cantu3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Fabio DI BELLA
  Pepsi Caserta
  (187-G-78)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Di Bella, Pepsi C.3.1 
 2. Hackett, Scavolin.3.0 
 3. Milic, Vanoli CR3.0 
 4. Washington, Lottomat.2.9 
 5. Dedovic, Lottomat.2.9 
 6. Dasic, Lottomatica2.9 
 7. Hunter, Dinamo S.2.9 
 8. Dean, Air AV2.8 
 9. Collins, Scavolin.2.8 
 10. Green, Air AV2.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Herve TOURE
  Enel Brindisi
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Toure, Enel Brindisi2.5 
 2. Ford, Fabi Shoes2.0 
 3. Smith, Benetton TV1.6 
 4. Crosariol, Lottomat.1.3 
 5. Polonara, Banca T.1.3 
 6. Hunter, Dinamo S.1.0 
 7. Drozdov, Vanoli CR1.0 
 8. Ress, Montepaschi0.9 
 9. Lang, Enel Brindisi0.9 
 10. Cusin, Scavolini PS0.8 


Stats Leaders - Lega2
Points Per Game
 Joseph CRISPIN
  Barcellona
  (186-G-79)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Crispin, Barcellona25.6 
 2. Whiting, Aget Imola22.3 
 3. Clark, Umana Reyer21.1 
 4. Gordon, Forli20.2 
 5. Jackson, Prima Veroli19.4 
 6. Pecile, Fileni BPA18.9 
 7. Beck, Trenkwalder18.8 
 8. Marigney, Assigeco18.5 
 9. Boyette, N.Ferrara17.9 
 10. Varnado, Tuscany PT17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quadre LOLLIS
  Immobiliare SR
  (200-F/C-73)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Lollis, Immobili.10.1 
 2. Varnado, Tuscany PT10.0 
 3. Johnson, San Severo9.4 
 4. Boykin, Assigeco9.1 
 5. Waleskowski, Tezeni.8.8 
 6. Chiacig, Sunris.8.5 
 7. Filloy, Immobili.8.3 
 8. Ebi, Aget Imola8.1 
 9. Maggioli, Fileni B.7.8 
 10. Dordei, Snaidero UD7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Antonio PORTA
  Tezenis Verona
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 5
 1. Porta, Tezenis .5.0 
 2. Farabello, N.Fer.3.9 
 3. Mathis, Snaidero.3.7 
 4. Crispin, Barcellona3.7 
 5. Williams, Snaidero.3.7 
 6. Clark, Umana Reyer3.7 
 7. Piazza, Forli3.3 
 8. Levin, Sunrise .3.3 
 9. Fultz, Trenkwalder3.3 
 10. Whiting, Aget Imola3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Terrence RODERICK
  Immobiliare SR
  (195-G/F-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Roderick, Immobi.3.1 
 2. Farabello, N.Fer.3.0 
 3. Achara, Barcellona2.9 
 4. Williams, Snaidero.2.8 
 5. Smith, Trenkwalder2.7 
 6. Hunter, Sunrise .2.6 
 7. Davis, Sunrise .2.6 
 8. Piazza, Forli2.5 
 9. Ndoja, N.Ferrara2.5 
 10. Lollis, Immobili.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Tuscany PT
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Varnado, Tuscany PT3.8 
 2. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.2 
 3. Ebi, Aget Imola1.2 
 4. Radulovic, Sunris.1.0 
 5. Boykin, Assigeco0.9 
 6. Frosini, Trenkwalder0.8 
 7. Cutolo, San Severo0.8 
 8. Kotti, N.Ferrara0.8 
 9. Chiacig, Sunris.0.7 
 10. Bryan, Umana Reyer0.7 


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Standings - BJ League
BJ Standings
Eastern
 1. Hamamatsu P. 16-1 
 2. Sendai 89ers 9-8 
 3. Niigata Albirex 7-7 
 4. Akita 6-11 
 5. Toyama Grouses 5-10 
 6. Tokyo Apache 4-4 
 7. Saitama Bron. 4-13 
Western
 1. Shiga Lakestars 12-5 
 2. Osaka Evessa 12-5 
 3. Okinawa GK 11-6 
 4. Fukuoka Rizing 10-7 
 5. Kyoto Hannaryz 8-9 
 6. Shimane 7-10 
 7. Oita H.Devils 6-9 
 8. Takamatsu FA 5-10 
 9. Miyazaki 5-12 


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague
Points Per Game
 Takuya KAWAMURA
  Tochigi Brex
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Kawamura, Tochigi .17.9 
 2. Sakuragi, Aishin17.2 
 3. Kinoshita, Panasonic16.8 
 4. Orimo, Hokkaido16.6 
 5. Forehan-K., Aishin16.6 
 6. Takeuchi, Aishin16.5 
 7. Hale, Mitsubishi15.4 
 8. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.13.5 
 9. O''Bannon, Toshiba13.4 
 10. Lett, Mitsubishi13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joji TAKEUCHI
  Hitachi S.
  (206-C-85)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.13.1 
 2. Takeuchi, Aishin11.6 
 3. Gibbs, Toyota8.7 
 4. Sakuragi, Aishin8.3 
 5. Hale, Mitsubishi7.4 
 6. Custis, Panasonic7.1 
 7. O''Bannon, Toshiba6.9 
 8. Maraker, Hokkaido6.9 
 9. Ricci, Toyota6.8 
 10. Violette, Toshiba6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kei IGARASHI
  Mitsubishi
  (180-G-80)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Igarashi, Mitsubishi4.2 
 2. Kinoshita, Panasonic4.1 
 3. Kashiwakura, Hokka.3.9 
 4. Kashiwagi, Aishin3.9 
 5. Sakuragi, Aishin3.6 
 6. Sakurai, Hokkaido3.5 
 7. Nishimura, Hitachi S.3.4 
 8. Yamada, Hokkaido3.4 
 9. Kawamura, Tochigi .3.1 
 10. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Shinsuke KASHIWAGI
  Aishin
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kashiwagi, Aishin2.2 
 2. Sakurai, Hokkaido1.7 
 3. Forehan-K., Aishin1.5 
 4. Hirose, Panasonic1.5 
 5. Kinoshita, Panasonic1.3 
 6. Tabuse, Tochigi .1.3 
 7. Sakuragi, Aishin1.1 
 8. Nishimura, Hitachi S.1.1 
 9. Gibbs, Toyota1.1 
 10. Kashiwakura, Hokka.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Kosuke TAKEUCHI
  Aishin
  (205-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Takeuchi, Aishin1.3 
 2. Ricci, Toyota1.3 
 3. Takeuchi, Hitachi S.1.1 
 4. Lett, Mitsubishi1.0 
 5. Aono, Panasonic0.9 
 6. Yamada, Hokkaido0.7 
 7. Brown-M., Mitsubishi0.6 
 8. Custis, Panasonic0.6 
 9. Gross, Aishin0.6 
 10. Forehan-K., Aishin0.6 


JBL Round 19: Hitachi Sunrockers is defeated by Panasonic Trians in a derby game - by Eurobasket News
The teams have now bigger motivation at this stage of Regular Season. Every came can be crucial and decide about teams' position at the end of Regular Season. Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

Round 19 most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Osaka: Panasonic Trians (#3) and Hitachi Sunrockers (#6). Panasonic Trians (11-8) won against visiting Hitachi Sunrockers (8-11) 84-69. It was a great evening for international guard Makoto Nagayama (184-77) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points (perfect behind the arc making all six shots !!!). International guard Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-80) helped adding 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. At the losing side American power forward Tyler Smith (203-80, college: Penn St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Hitachi Sunrockers' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite the victory Panasonic Trians stay at third position having just three points less than leader Aishin. Hitachi Sunrockers is currently in fifth place with a 8-11 record as they suffered their eleventh loss. Panasonic Trians' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Osaka Hitachi Sunrockers.
Very significant was Toyota Alvark's (#2) 18-point home victory against 4th placed Toshiba Thunders 72-54. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Jeff Gibbs accounted for 9 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Yatsutoshi Uda (190-86) came up with 12 points for Toshiba Thunders in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players seeing no chance for a win. Despite the victory Toyota Alvark (13-6) stay at second position having just one point less than leader Aishin. Toshiba Thunders is currently in fourth place with a 10-9 record as they suffered their ninth loss. Toyota Alvark will play against Toshiba Thunders (#4) in Kanagawa in the next round. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Hokkaido managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the series of six consecutive loses. This time they won against seventh-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins in Saporro 91-84. Jai Lewis fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Ontario Lett produced 19 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Despite the victory Hokkaido (5-14) stay at eighth position. Mitsubishi Dolphins is currently in seventh place with a 7-12 record as they suffered their twelfth loss. Hokkaido will meet at home higher ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mitsubishi Dolphins will have a break next round.
JBL top team - Aishin Sea Horses (14-5) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fifth ranked Tochigi Brex (8-11) in Kariya 73-69. Worth to mention a great performance of Kosuke Takeuchi who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Tochigi Brex's coach Jason Rabedeaux let to play ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses has a solid series of three victories in a row. They stay at first position. Defending champion Tochigi Brex is currently in fifth place with a 8-11 record as they suffered their eleventh loss. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be Tochigi Brex (#5) at home.



Panasonic - Hitachi S. 84-69

Round 19 most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Osaka: Panasonic Trians (#3) and Hitachi Sunrockers (#6). Panasonic Trians (11-8) won against visiting Hitachi Sunrockers (8-11) 84-69. It was a great evening for international guard Makoto Nagayama (184-77) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points (perfect behind the arc making all six shots !!!). International guard Hiroyuki Kinoshita (178-80) helped adding 10 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Panasonic Trians players scored in double figures. At the losing side American power forward Tyler Smith (203-80, college: Penn St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and the former international center Joji Takeuchi (206-85) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds. Hitachi Sunrockers' coach rotated ten players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite the victory Panasonic Trians stay at third position having just three points less than leader Aishin. Hitachi Sunrockers is currently in fifth place with a 8-11 record as they suffered their eleventh loss. Panasonic Trians' supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Osaka Hitachi Sunrockers.
Top scorers:
Panasonic: M.Nagayama 19+2reb+1ast, K.Hirose 16+1reb+2ast, T.Hamada 16, H.Kinoshita 10+5reb+5ast, A.Custis 9+2reb, J.Honeycutt 7+3reb+2ast
Hitachi S.: T.Smith 22+12reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 10+12reb+2ast, K.Matsui 10+2ast, H.Ueyama 6, Y.Chikamori 6, F.Nishimura 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 102920


Hokkaido - Mitsubishi 91-84

Bottom-ranked Hokkaido managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the series of six consecutive loses. This time they won against seventh-ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins in Saporro 91-84. American forward Jai Lewis (201-83, college: George Mason, agent: Gerrit Kersten-Thiele) fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Ryota Sakurai (194-83) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. American-Spanish forward Ontario Lett (198-79, college: Pittsburgh) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Five Hokkaido and four Mitsubishi Dolphins players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Despite the victory Hokkaido (5-14) stay at eighth position. Mitsubishi Dolphins is currently in seventh place with a 7-12 record as they suffered their twelfth loss. Hokkaido will meet at home higher ranked Mitsubishi Dolphins (#7) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Mitsubishi Dolphins will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido: J.Lewis 23+8reb+1ast, R.Sakurai 18+7reb+2ast, H.Kashiwakura 13+4reb+7ast, T.Orimo 13+3reb+4ast, D.Yamada 13+7reb+6ast, C.Maraker 7+2reb
Mitsubishi: O.Lett 19+7reb+2ast, K.Igarashi 13+3reb+3ast, R.Hale 11+5reb+3ast, J.Uzawa 10+8reb, S.Utsumi 7+3reb+1ast, S.Kajimaya 6+5reb
gschID: 102917


Toyota - Toshiba 72-54

Very significant was Toyota Alvark's (#2) 18-point home victory against 4th placed Toshiba Thunders 72-54. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Philip Ricci (202-80, college: Oregon St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Jeff Gibbs (188-80, college: Otterbein) accounted for 9 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Swingman Yatsutoshi Uda (190-86) came up with 12 points and American power forward Cory Violette (203-82, college: Gonzaga) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Toshiba Thunders in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players seeing no chance for a win. Despite the victory Toyota Alvark (13-6) stay at second position having just one point less than leader Aishin. Toshiba Thunders is currently in fourth place with a 10-9 record as they suffered their ninth loss. Toyota Alvark will play against Toshiba Thunders (#4) in Kanagawa in the next round. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Toyota: Y.Okada 14+3reb+2ast, P.Ricci 12+11reb, J.Gibbs 9+9reb+2ast, M.Takahashi 9+5reb+2ast, T.Shonaka 7+3reb+4ast, T.Watanabe 7+4reb+1ast
Toshiba: Y.Uda 12+2reb+2ast, C.O'Bannon 10+4reb, C.Violette 9+5reb, T.Kurihara 9, Y.Kagami 7+2reb, Y.Kuwahara 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 102918


Aishin - Tochigi Brex 73-69

JBL top team - Aishin Sea Horses (14-5) added another victory to their record. This time they beat fifth ranked Tochigi Brex (8-11) in Kariya 73-69. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Kosuke Takeuchi (205-85) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. The former international center J.R. Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American-Libyan power forward Randy Holcomb (204-79, college: San Diego St., agent: Greg Haenke) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) added 20 points in the effort for Tochigi Brex. Tochigi Brex's coach Jason Rabedeaux let to play ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Aishin Sea Horses has a solid series of three victories in a row. They stay at first position. Defending champion Tochigi Brex is currently in fifth place with a 8-11 record as they suffered their eleventh loss. Aishin Sea Horses' next round opponent will be Tochigi Brex (#5) at home.
Top scorers:
Aishin: K.Takeuchi 20+12reb+1ast, J.Sakuragi 19+11reb+2ast, R.Forehan-Kelly 17+8reb+2ast, S.Kashiwagi 8+2reb+3ast, R.Frahm 5+2reb+1ast, S.Asayama 3
Tochigi Brex: T.Kawamura 20+2reb, R.Holcomb 16+11reb+2ast, S.Ito 8+6reb, S.Merritt 6+3reb+2ast, K.Tanaka 6+4reb, Y.Tabuse 4+5reb+5ast
gschID: 102919




Standings - JBL
JBL Standings
 1. Aishin 14-5 
 2. Toyota 13-6 
 3. Panasonic 11-8 
 4. Toshiba 10-9 
 5. Tochigi Brex 8-11 
 6. Hitachi S. 8-11 
 7. Mitsubishi 7-12 
 8. Hokkaido 5-14 


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Standings - LBAL
LBL D2 Standings
 1. Jurmala 8-1 
 2. BS Ogre 7-2 
 3. Saldus 6-2 
 4. Ventspils Aug. 6-3 
 5. ASK/Buki 5-4 
 6. Zemgale/Jun. 5-5 
 7. DSN Riga 4-1 
 8. BS Daugava 4-5 
 9. Barons/Ridzene 3-8 
 10. Liepaja-2 1-5 
 11. Livani 1-6 
 12. VEF Kadeti 0-8 


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  LIBYA   


Standings
D1 Standings
 1. Ahli Tripoli 4-0 
 2. Ahli Benghazi 3-0 
 3. Ittihad 3-0 
 4. Nasr 2-1 
 5. Madina 2-2 
 6. Hilal 1-2 
 7. Morog 1-2 
 8. Yarmook 1-3 
 9. Shabab 0-3 
 10. Jazeera 0-4 


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  LIGA AMERICAS   


Standings
Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1. Penarol 2-0 
 2. Regatas C. 2-0 
 3. Espartanos 0-2 
 4. Toros 0-2 
Group B
 1. BRB/Brasilia 0-0 
 2. Caneros 0-0 
 3. Defensor 0-0 
 4. Halc.Xalapa 0-0 
Group C
 1. Boca Jrs 0-0 
 2. Flamengo 0-0 
 3. Mavort 0-0 
Group D
 1. Capitanes 0-0 
 2. Cocodrilos 0-0 
 3. Halc.Rojos 0-0 
 4. Sionista 0-0 


Liga-Americas Round: 2 (Regular Season) - by Eurobasket News
Group A
Regatas C. - Espartanos 91-72
Regatas Corrientes reached the second round of Liga Americas. They overcame Espartanos in Mar del Plata to improve at 2-0 record in Group A. Regatas Corrientes and Penarol made it into the next round of action. Ramzee Stanton (197-F-80, agency: Dream Team Management, college: W.Chester) came up with 20 points and 7 rebounds to lead Regatas. The Argentinean side bravely entered the game. They silenced the Venezuelan champions with a 12:2 run at the start of the encounter. Regatas stayed dominant as they recorded a 25:19 lead after ten minutes. Espartanos could not pick up the slack in the second frame. Regatas pressed harder as they established a comfortable 49:35 lead at the interval. Espartanos scored only 11 points in the third frame to allow Regatas to clear off completely. The Argentinean team enjoyed a confident 18-point lead heading into the final quarter and they never looked back en route to the win. Nicolas Romano (197-F/C-87) and Javier Martinez (189-G-78, agency: Dream Team Management) had 12 points each for Regatas Corrientes. Scott Rodgers (191-G, agency: Dream Team Management, college: Drexel) delivered 11 points in the victory. Hector Romero (202-F/C-80, college: New Orleans) answered with 32 points and 9 rebounds for Espartanos. David Cubillan (183-G-87, college: Marquette) and Carlos Cedeno (193-G/F-85, college: Frank Phillips JC) produced 12 points each in the loss.

Toros - Penarol 73-80
Penarol survived a tough test against Toros to reach the second stage of Liga Americas tournament. Martin Leiva (208-F/C-80) came up with 18 points to lead Penarol past Toros in Mar del Plata. The Argentinean side improved at 2-0 record leaving Toros at 0-2. Penarol will face Regatas Corrientes for the top position in Group A later tonight. Leiva scored 6 points in the opening frame to help Penarol to the better start. The hosts eked out a 20:18 lead after ten minutes. Penarol did not surrender the lead in the second frame. They arrived at halftime up by 5 points 34:29. Penarol started to get away in the third frame. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) unloaded 9 points in the quarter as Penarol ensured a 9-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Toros got closer in the final term but Leonardo Gutierrez and Martin Leiva came up with key buckets late in regulation to seal the victory for Penarol. Leonardo Gutierrez tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds for Penarol. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) contributed 12 points in the victory. Adrian Henning (203-F-82, college: Austin Peay St.) replied with 23 points for Toros. Quentin Joseph (200-F-84, college: McNeese St.) had 18 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.




Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Hector ROMERO
  Espartanos
  (202-F/C-80)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Romero, Espartanos25.5 
 2. Gutierrez, Penarol22.0 
 3. Henning, Toros18.5 
 4. Stanton, Regatas C.18.0 
 5. Joseph, Toros15.5 
 6. Lamonte, Penarol15.5 
 7. Pagan, Toros12.5 
 8. Cubillan, Espartanos11.0 
 9. Rougeau, Toros11.0 
 10. Leiva, Penarol11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Quentin JOSEPH
  Toros
  (200-F-84)
  Avg: 9
 1. Joseph, Toros9.0 
 2. Romero, Espartanos8.5 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.8.5 
 4. Gutierrez, Penarol7.5 
 5. Romano, Regatas C.7.5 
 6. Henning, Toros7.5 
 7. Rougeau, Toros7.5 
 8. Field, Regatas C.6.5 
 9. Stanton, Regatas C.6.0 
 10. Mata, Penarol5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kyle LAMONTE
  Penarol
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 5
 1. Lamonte, Penarol5.0 
 2. Pagan, Toros5.0 
 3. Martinez, Regat.4.0 
 4. Rodriguez, Penarol3.0 
 5. Legaria, Regatas C.2.5 
 6. Campazzo, Penarol2.5 
 7. Cedeno, Espartanos2.5 
 8. Cubillan, Espartanos2.0 
 9. Henning, Toros1.5 
 10. Rodgers, Regatas C.1.5 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (180-G-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Campazzo, Penarol3.5 
 2. Pagan, Toros3.0 
 3. Lamonte, Penarol2.0 
 4. Gutierrez, Penarol2.0 
 5. Rougeau, Toros2.0 
 6. Cubillan, Espartanos1.5 
 7. Stanton, Regatas C.1.5 
 8. Safar, Penarol1.0 
 9. Villares, Regatas C.1.0 
 10. Centeno, Espartanos1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Federico KAMMERICHS
  Regatas C.
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 3
 1. Kammerichs, Regat.3.0 
 2. Henning, Toros2.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Penarol1.0 
 4. Mata, Penarol0.5 
 5. Centeno, Espartanos0.5 
 6. Tate, Espartanos0.5 
 7. Vasquez, Toros0.5 
 8. Flores, Espartanos0.5 
 9. Rodgers, Regatas C.0.5 
 10. Reinick, Penarol0.5 


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  LITHUANIA   


Lithuanian NKL round 19 best performance: Vitalijus Stanevicius - by Eurobasket News
Forward Vitalijus Stanevicius (199-F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys, receiving a Eurobasket.com NKL Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (15 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Akademija (#15, 4-13) with 61-point margin 120-59. It allowed Pieno Zvaigzdes to consolidate first place in the Lithuanian NKL. Pieno Zvaigzdes has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 17-1. Stanevicius turned to be Pieno Zvaigzdes' top player in his first season with the team. Vitalijus Stanevicius averages this season 9.0ppg and 5.1rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Vytautas Nedzinskas (196-G/F-87) of Silute. Nedzinskas had a very good evening with a double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Silute cruised to a 67-55 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Triobet Malsta (#9, 7-10). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Silute managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 10th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-11 record. Nedzinskas is a newcomer at Silute, but is already the team's top player.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Pieno Zvaigzdes Pasvalys' star - guard Gintautas Vileita (194-G-75). Vileita scored 22 points and passed four assists. He was another key player of Pieno Zvaigzdes, helping his team with a 120-59 easy win against the lower-ranked Akademija (#15, 4-13). Many experts and fans count Pieno Zvaigzdes as a contender for championship title. Another victory and another confirmation that they may be right. Just look at their record: 17 victories and only one lost games. They are currently at the very top of the standings. Vileita has a great season in Lithuania. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (6th best). He also has 2.8spg, FGP: 64.9% and 3PT: 41.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mantas Virbalas (204-F/C-88) of Pieno Zvaigzdes - 20 points and 9 rebounds
5. Agnius Gurklys (205-C-88) of ABRO-Universitetas Siauliai - 20 points and 7 rebounds
6. Edgaras Ulanovas (197-F-92) of Zalgiris-Sabonio - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Azeez Oladimeji (204-F-89) of Radviliskis - 8 points and 12 rebounds
8. Marijus Norkus (197-G/F-85) of Mazeikiai - 18 points and 5 rebounds
9. Larry Hall (190-G-83) of Puntukas - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Vytenis Cizauskas (189-G-92) of Zalgiris-Sabonio - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


Standings - NKL
NKL Standings
 1. Pieno Zvaigzdes 18-1 
 2. Meresta 14-5 
 3. Radviliskis 13-6 
 4. Zalgiris-Sabonio 13-6 
 5. LKKA-Atletas 12-6 
 6. Mazeikiai 12-7 
 7. Nafta Universitetas 10-8 
 8. Perlas-MRU 8-11 
 9. Triobet Malsta 7-11 
 10. Silute 7-12 
 11. ABRO-Univ. 6-13 
 12. Puntukas 5-13 
 13. Akademija 5-13 
 14. Erelita 5-14 
 15. Delikatesas 5-14 


Stats Leaders - NKL
Points Per Game
 Vidmantas SRAGAUSKIS
  LKKA-Atletas
  (200-F-86)
  Avg: 24.4
 1. Sragauskis, LKKA-.24.4 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.20.9 
 3. Petraitis, Delikate.20.4 
 4. Jurkus, Silute18.9 
 5. Tarvydas, Puntukas18.6 
 6. Vileita, Pieno Z.17.8 
 7. Sebeziovas, Triobe.16.8 
 8. Cizauskas, Zalgir.16.8 
 9. Mineikis, Radviliskis16.3 
 10. Kaupaitis, Silute14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vaidas CEPUKAITIS
  Juventus
  (207-C-89)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.10.5 
 2. Mockevicius, Akade.10.2 
 3. Oladimeji, Radvilis.9.9 
 4. Galdikas, Puntukas9.3 
 5. Keras, Delikatesas8.2 
 6. Nedzinskas, Silute7.8 
 7. Pupinis, Erelita7.6 
 8. Mineikis, Radviliskis7.4 
 9. Jucikas, Delikatesas7.2 
 10. Kazakauskas, Nafta U.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai6.5 
 2. Vingelis, LKKA-.5.5 
 3. Sapiega, Erelita4.9 
 4. Leonard, Pieno Z.4.8 
 5. Kuklierius, Radvilis.4.4 
 6. Cizauskas, Zalgir.4.3 
 7. Virsilas, Silute4.3 
 8. Zymantas, Nafta U.4.1 
 9. Kutra, Delikatesas3.8 
 10. Malasauskas, LKKA-.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan HARRISON
  Mazeikiai
  (188-G-84)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Harrison, Mazeikiai3.3 
 2. Zymantas, Nafta U.2.9 
 3. Vileita, Pieno Z.2.7 
 4. Kutra, Delikatesas2.5 
 5. Petraitis, Delikate.2.4 
 6. Radavicius, Meres.2.4 
 7. Pupinis, Erelita2.3 
 8. Sapiega, Erelita2.3 
 9. Padgureckas, Meres.2.3 
 10. Tarvydas, Puntukas2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ovidijus GALDIKAS
  Puntukas
  (217-C-88)
  Avg: 3
 1. Galdikas, Puntukas3.0 
 2. Mockevicius, Akade.2.8 
 3. Urbonas, LK.1.8 
 4. Kupsas, Zalgir.1.7 
 5. Pupinis, Erelita1.6 
 6. Jucikas, Delikatesas1.5 
 7. Mankevicius, Erelita1.5 
 8. Cepukaitis, Zalgir.1.4 
 9. Zyle, Zalgiris.1.2 
 10. Oladimeji, Radvilis.1.1 


NKL Round 20: Pieno Zvaigzdes crushes Perlas-MRU by record 46 points - by Eurobasket News
The round 20 was rather boring as all games ended with very predictable results.

The game with biggest result difference took place in Pasvalys. Local Pieno Zvaigzdes (18-1) outscored 8th ranked Perlas-MRU (8-11) 123-77 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Pieno Zvaigzdes lead from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their led in each quarter. Pieno Zvaigzdes well out of reach of Perlas-MRU shooting 71.2 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Perlas-MRU turnovers and had a 27-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Darrick Leonard (188-84, college: Aurora) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Center Remigijus Trakimas (205-87) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Rimantas Endrijaitis felt very confident that he used 10 players seeing no chance for a win. Forward Karolis Brusokas (200-91) produced 27 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-1 record. Perlas-MRU lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with eleven games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Delikatesas (#15) in Joniskis in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Perlas-MRU will play on the road against Mazeikiai (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Akademija managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the six-game losing streak. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Delikatesas in Vilnius 81-76. Center Egidijus Mockevicius (204-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Rokas Jukonis contributed with 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. Swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) replied with 27 points and 4 assists for Delikatesas. Akademija (5-13) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Puntukas. Delikatesas at the other side dropped to the bottom position with fourteen games lost. They share it with Erelita. Akademija will play against league's second-placed Meresta in Pakruojis in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Delikatesas will play on the road against the league's leader Pieno Zvaigzdes (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

Rest of the games of round 20 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Meresta defeated ABRO-Univ. in Pakruojis 75-67. Silute was smashed by Mazeikiai at home 68-88. Triobet Malsta was destroyed by Zalgiris-Sabonio on the opponent's court 90-69. LKKA-Atletas managed to outperform Puntukas in a home game 83-73. Erelita recorded a loss to Radviliskis on the road 84-77.


ABRO-Univ. - Meresta 67-75

There was no surprise in Siauliai where 11th ranked ABRO-Univ. (6-13) was defeated by second ranked Meresta (14-5) 75-67. Meresta was already 13 points ahead at halftime and as many as 17 after three quarters before a 17-8 last quarter charge of ABRO-Univ. cut the lead to 75-67 at the end of the game. Meresta made 25-of-29 charity shots (86.2 percent) during the game. Meresta outrebounded ABRO-Univ. 36-22 including 27 on the defensive glass. Forward Audrius Danusevicius (204-74) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 6 rebounds. Guard Liudas Radavicius (188-88) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Center Agnius Gurklys (205-88) replied with 14 points and guard Aivaras Kvedaravicius (184-88) added 16 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in the effort for ABRO-Univ. Four ABRO-Univ. players scored in double figures. Meresta maintains second position with 14-5 record having four points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes. ABRO-Univ. lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with thirteen games lost. Meresta will play against Akademija (#13) in Vilnius in the next round which should be an easy win for them. ABRO-Univ. will play at home against Puntukas in Anyksciai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Meresta: A.Danusevicius 16+6reb+1ast, L.Radavicius 14+3reb, S.Raziulis 10+4reb+3ast, T.Druktenis 9+6reb+1ast, V.Padgureckas 8+4reb+3ast, T.Balciunas 5+3reb+1ast
ABRO-Univ.: A.Kvedaravicius 16+1reb+2ast, A.Gurklys 14+4reb+1ast, P.Rasamavicius 11+2reb, V.Liutych 10+2reb, A.Kurauskas 6+5reb+1ast, E.Vaupsas 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 110088


Silute - Mazeikiai 68-88

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Mazeikiai (12-7) smashed on the road 10th ranked Silute (7-12) 88-68. The game without a history. Mazeikiai lead from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Mazeikiai forced 20 Silute turnovers. American guard Bryan Harrison (188-84, college: Georgia Coll.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 assists. Forward Irmantas Griksas (202-86) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Mazeikiai players scored in double figures. Swingman Vytautas Nedzinskas (196-87) replied with 16 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Erikas Kaupaitis (202-84, college: USC Upstate) added 17 points in the effort for Silute. Silute's coach Mindaugas Budzinauskas rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win. Mazeikiai has a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 12-7 record. Silute at the other side keeps the tenth place with twelve games lost. Mazeikiai will play against Perlas-MRU (#8) in Vilnius in the next round. Silute will play at home against LKKA-Atletas in Kaunas and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Mazeikiai: M.Norkus 18+2reb+2ast, I.Griksas 15+8reb+3ast, B.Harrison 14+4reb+11ast, D.Vaitelis 13+3reb, V.Gabsys 10+3reb+3ast, A.Vaskys 9+6reb+1ast
Silute: E.Kaupaitis 17+4reb+1ast, V.Nedzinskas 16+5reb+1ast, M.Mockus 15+3reb+2ast, J.Cesnavicius 8+2ast, K.Macijauskas 4+4reb+1ast, E.Ramanauskas 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 110089


Zalgiris-Sabonio - Triobet Malsta 90-69

Very expected game in Kaunas where 9th ranked Triobet Malsta (7-11) was rolled over by fourth ranked Zalgiris-Sabonio (13-6) 90-69. The game rather controlled by Zalgiris-Sabonio. Triobet Malsta managed to win fourth quarter 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Guard Vytenis Cizauskas (189-92) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 5 assists. Center Mindaugas Kupsas (211-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Five Zalgiris-Sabonio players scored in double figures. Guard Rytis Juknevicius (184-93) replied with 23 points and guard Arunas Sakalauskas (188-91) added 12 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Triobet Malsta. Zalgiris-Sabonio moved-up to third place, which they share with Radviliskis. Triobet Malsta lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with eleven games lost. Zalgiris-Sabonio will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Triobet Malsta will play at home against Radviliskis (#3) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Zalgiris-Sabonio: V.Cizauskas 19+4reb+5ast, T.Jogela 13+5reb+1ast, G.Zyle 11+5reb+1ast, E.Ulanovas 10+3reb+1ast, M.Kupsas 10+12reb+1ast, V.Kariniauskas 9+2ast
Triobet Malsta: R.Juknevicius 23+4reb+2ast, A.Sakalauskas 12+9reb+2ast, T.Sebeziovas 9+1reb+2ast, M.Bernatavicius 9+7reb, T.Milinskas 8+9reb, Z.Danielius 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 110090


LKKA-Atletas - Puntukas 83-73

Very predictable result in Kaunas where fifth ranked LKKA-Atletas (12-6) beat 12th ranked Puntukas (5-13) 83-73. Forward Vidmantas Sragauskis (200-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 31 points and 5 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Center Tomas Urbonas (214-92) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. LKKA-Atletas' coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) replied with 14 points and 5 assists and forward Darius Tarvydas (200-91) added 15 points in the effort for Puntukas. LKKA-Atletas maintains fifth position with 12-6 record. Newly promoted Puntukas keep the twelfth place with thirteen games lost. They share the position with Akademija. LKKA-Atletas will play against Silute (#10) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Puntukas will play against ABRO-Univ. in Siauliai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
LKKA-Atletas: V.Sragauskis 31+4reb+5ast, T.Urbonas 18+9reb, S.Vingelis 15+2reb+4ast, T.Tamosiunas 8+2reb+2ast, P.Ceicys 5+4ast, D.Gricius 4+6reb+4ast
Puntukas: M.Norkus 18+1reb, D.Tarvydas 15+3reb+1ast, L.Hall 14+4reb+5ast, T.Rinkunas 8+2reb+3ast, D.Ciuta 6+2reb, K.Jonuska 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 110091


Akademija - Delikatesas 81-76

Bottom-ranked Akademija managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the six-game losing streak. This time they won against fourteenth-ranked Delikatesas in Vilnius 81-76. Center Egidijus Mockevicius (204-92) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Rokas Jukonis contributed with 15 points and 6 assists for the winners. Swingman Zilvinas Petraitis (194-88) replied with 27 points and 4 assists for Delikatesas. Akademija (5-13) moved-up to twelfth place, which they share with Puntukas. Delikatesas at the other side dropped to the bottom position with fourteen games lost. They share it with Erelita. Akademija will play against league's second-placed Meresta in Pakruojis in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Delikatesas will play on the road against the league's leader Pieno Zvaigzdes (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Akademija: E.Mockevicius 21+12reb+4ast, K.Alekna 18+5reb+2ast, R.Jukonis 15+4reb+6ast, T.Lekunas 12+3reb+3ast, S.Lekys 6+4reb+4ast, A.Jankaitis 5+3reb+1ast
Delikatesas: Z.Petraitis 27+4reb+4ast, J.Blazys 18+4reb+2ast, P.Klemas 10+2reb+5ast, J.Jucikas 8+7reb, T.Mikalauskas 5, L.Zubauskas 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 110085


Pieno Zvaigzdes - Perlas-MRU 123-77

The game with biggest result difference took place in Pasvalys. Local Pieno Zvaigzdes (18-1) outscored 8th ranked Perlas-MRU (8-11) 123-77 on Saturday night. The game without a history. Pieno Zvaigzdes lead from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their led in each quarter. Pieno Zvaigzdes well out of reach of Perlas-MRU shooting 71.2 percent from the field. They also forced 20 Perlas-MRU turnovers and had a 27-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Darrick Leonard (188-84, college: Aurora) who scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Center Remigijus Trakimas (205-87) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Pieno Zvaigzdes' coach Rimantas Endrijaitis felt very confident that he used 10 players seeing no chance for a win. Forward Karolis Brusokas (200-91) produced 27 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Pieno Zvaigzdes have an impressive ten-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 18-1 record. Perlas-MRU lost third consecutive game. They keep the eighth place with eleven games lost. Pieno Zvaigzdes is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Delikatesas (#15) in Joniskis in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Perlas-MRU will play on the road against Mazeikiai (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pieno Zvaigzdes: D.Leonard 20+9reb+3ast, R.Trakimas 19+5reb, G.Vileita 19+1reb+4ast, M.Virbalas 17+4reb+2ast, V.Stanevicius 11+2reb+4ast, D.Griskenas 10+4reb+3ast
Perlas-MRU: K.Brusokas 27+5reb, L.Jacevicius 19+7reb+4ast, D.Nazarovas 8+2reb+1ast, P.Semaska 7+3reb+9ast, E.Seskus 6+6reb+1ast, M.Kazonas 4+5reb+2ast
gschID: 110086


Radviliskis - Erelita 84-77

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Erelita (5-14) was defeated on the road by third ranked Radviliskis (13-6) 84-77. Radviliskis trailed by -2 points at halftime and as many as 1 after three quarters before their 26-18 run, which allowed them to win the game. Radviliskis outrebounded Erelita 35-20 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Forward Audrius Mineikis (202-77) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Zilvinas Kuklierius (180-85) contributed with 16 points and 7 assists for the winners. Center Egidijus Mockevicius (204-92) replied with 23 points and 7 rebounds and guard Matas Sapiega (180-90) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists in the effort for Erelita. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Radviliskis maintains third position with 13-6 record having five points less than leader Pieno Zvaigzdes, which they share with Zalgiris-Sabonio. Erelita at the other side dropped to the fourteenth place with fourteen games lost. They share the position with Delikatesas. Radviliskis will play against Triobet Malsta (#9) in Jonava in the next round where they are favorite. Erelita will play at home against Nafta Universitetas (#7) in Klaipeda and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Radviliskis: A.Mineikis 25+6reb+5ast, Z.Kuklierius 16+3reb+7ast, R.Rauktys 14+7reb+2ast, A.Oladimeji 10+9reb, L.Valantinas 8+2reb, M.Binza 6+5reb
Erelita: R.Cepanonis 23+7reb+1ast, V.Pliauga 14+3reb+4ast, M.Sapiega 14+6reb+10ast, M.Lisajevicius 11+1reb+1ast, M.Mackevicius 7, K.Pupinis 6+3reb
gschID: 110087




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Penarol join Regatas Corrientes in Liga Americas second round - by Eurobasket News
Penarol - Toros 80:73

Penarol survived a tough test against Toros to reach the second stage of Liga Americas tournament. Martin Leiva (208-F/C-80) came up with 18 points to lead Penarol past Toros in Mar del Plata. The Argentinean side improved at 2-0 record leaving Toros at 0-2. Penarol will face Regatas Corrientes for the top position in Group A later tonight.
Marcus Leiva scored 6 points in the opening frame to help Penarol to the better start. The hosts eked out a 20:18 lead after ten minutes. Penarol did not surrender the lead in the second frame. They arrived at halftime up by 5 points 34:29. Penarol started to get away in the third frame. Leonardo Gutierrez (200-F-78) unloaded 9 points in the quarter as Penarol ensured a 9-point advantage with one quarter remaining. Toros got closer in the final term but Leonardo Gutierrez and Martin Leiva came up with key buckets late in regulation to seal the victory for Penarol.
Leonardo Gutierrez tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds for Penarol. Kyle Lamonte (191-G-84, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: William Carey) contributed 12 points in the victory. Adrian Henning (203-F-82, college: Austin Peay St.) replied with 23 points for Toros. Quentin Joseph (200-F-84, college: McNeese St.) had 18 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.

Penarol: Martin Leiva 18, Leonardo Gutierrez 17+10 boards, Kyle Lamonte 12
Toros: Adrian Henning 23, Quentin Joseph 18+11 boards



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  NBA   


Friday's games (11) review - by Eurobasket News
Phoenix Suns - Portland TB 94-101
Marcus Camby (6'11''-F/C-74, college: Massachusetts) had 16 points and 18 rebounds, Brandon Roy (6'6''-G-84, college: Washington) added 26 points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Phoenix Suns 101-94 Friday night for their fourth straight win. The Blazers, one of the NBA's worst shooting teams, shot 64 percent in the first half and led by as many as 17 to win their third straight over Phoenix, the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last season. LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and Wesley Matthews scored 14 of his 16 in the first half as Portland put Phoenix in a double-digit deficit in its fourth straight home game. The Suns didn't defend or shoot well, digging too big of a hole to prevent their third straight loss. Steve Nash had 24 points, Grant Hill added 17 and Hakim Warrick had 14. *Courtesy of www.sfgate.com

Utah Jazz - Orlando M. 117-105
Deron Williams (6'3''-G-84, college: Illinois) figured the way to score against the NBA's best defense was to attack it head-on. 'I just wanted to be aggressive. They gave me some opportunities to get down the lane and make things happen and I took those,' said Williams, who scored a season-high 32 points to help the Utah Jazz beat Orlando 117-105 on Friday night, the highest total the slumping Magic have allowed all season. C.J. Miles (6'6''-G-87) scored 19 of his season-high 26 points in the fourth quarter for the Jazz, who swept the Magic this season. 'I felt good. I moved around and they were in a zone, which allowed me to see the open shots,' Miles said after the highest-scoring fourth quarter this season by a Jazz player. Paul Millsap had 22 points and Andrei Kirilenko added 17 to help the Jazz complete their six-game homestand with a 4-2 mark. Jameer Nelson scored 19, Brandon Bass had 18 and Vince Carter 17 points in the Magic's season-high fourth straight loss. *Courtesy of www.foxsportsflorida.com

Golde State W. - Miami Heat 84-106
LeBron James (6'8''-F-84) and the Miami Heat still have plenty of improving to do, the kind of strides James hopes will put this team in the championship hunt come June. But things certainly seem to be clicking for the Heat at last following a recent funk. Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) had 34 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, James added 25 points, nine assists and seven rebounds and Miami won its season-best seventh straight game with a 106-84 victory over the cold-shooting Golden State Warriors on Friday. Miami also established a franchise best with seven consecutive wins by double digits, topping the six in a row in February 1999. The Heat, who lost three of four from Nov. 20-27, moved into first place in the Southeast Division for the first time all season after the Orlando Magic lost their season-high fourth straight at Utah. Monta Ellis had 20 points and seven assists and Dorell Wright, who spent his first six seasons with Miami before joining the Warriors this year, added 12 points, 10 rebounds and four assists in Golden State's season-worst sixth straight loss. Chris Bosh added 16 points and seven rebounds in the Heat's fifth consecutive win over Golden State, mired in a 1-11 stretch. The Warriors dropped their fifth straight at Oracle Arena after beginning the season 5-0 at home. They haven't won on their own floor since Nov. 15 against Detroit. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

Milwaukee B. - Houston R. 97-91
Andrew Bogut (7'0''-F/C-84, college: Utah) had ice wrapped around his right elbow, both knees and his left leg plunged calf deep in a bucket of cold water. Despite the battered appearance, Milwaukee's 7-footer is feeling great again. Bogut had 24 points, 22 rebounds and five blocked shots to lead the Bucks over the Houston Rockets, 97-91 on Friday night to finish their homestand 3-1. The former No. 1 overall pick in 2005 missed five games this season with back spasms, but since coming back to start this homestand he's averaging 20.8 points and 16 rebounds, with the only loss coming to Miami. Bogut said the stretch has boosted his outlook moving forward after previously saying he believed it may take him all season to fully recover from last year's injury. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com

San Antonio S. - Atlanta H. 108-92
Dominant as the San Antonio Spurs have been, the only major category they're atop the NBA so far is 3-point shooting. The Atlanta Hawks learned that can be enough. Richard Jefferson (6'6''-F/G-80, college: Arizona) scored 18 points, hitting three of his five 3s in the fourth quarter, and the Spurs won their fourth straight to maintain the NBA's best record with a 108-92 victory over the Hawks on Friday night. Manu Ginobili (6'6''-G-77, agency: Interperformances) also had 18 points. The Spurs at one point made 3-pointers on four of five possessions in the final six minutes to overwhelm the Hawks, who had taken the lead to start the fourth quarter. Tony Parker added 17 points for the Spurs, who again denied the Hawks their first victory in San Antonio since 1997. DeJuan Blair had 16 points and 12 rebounds, getting his third double-double of the season. Jamal Crawford led the Hawks with 23 points. Atlanta arrived as one of the hottest teams in the East, but lost for just the second time in nine games. The Hawks dropped to 2-6 against teams currently with winning records, this time giving up a brief fourth-quarter lead against the NBA's best. The Spurs are 19-3 and kept the fastest start in franchise history going. Al Horford had 19 points and Josh Smith scored 15 for the Hawks, but Smith played just four minutes midway through the fourth before leaving with what he described as cramps. *Courtesy of www.startribune.com

N.Orleans H. - Oklah.City T. 92-97
Russell Westbrook (6'3''-G-88, college: UCLA) and Kevin Durant (6'9''-G/F-88, college: Texas) keep living up to their reputation as the most prolific scoring duo in the league. Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, Durant scored 25 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New Orleans Hornets 97-92 on Friday night. Westbrook scored 16 points in the second half, including an 18-foot jumper as he was fouled by Chris Paul to give the Thunder a 93-87 lead with 1:41 to go. Serge Ibaka had 18 points and nine rebounds, and Jeff Green added 13 points for Oklahoma City (16-8), which won for the third time in four games to pull ahead of the Hornets (14-8) in the Western Conference standings. Westbrook and Durant came in with a league-leading combined average of 51.3 points per game. David West had 24 points, 13 rebounds and four steals for the Hornets, but scored only six in the second half. Paul had 18 points and five steals, and Marco Belinelli scored 15, but missed a 3-point attempt that could have tied it with a little more than 10 seconds left. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Chicago B. - LA Lakers 88-84
Derrick Rose (6'4''-G-88, college: Memphis) had 29 points and nine assists, and the Chicago Bulls held off a late rally by the Los Angeles Lakers for an 88-84 win Friday night to match a season best with their fourth straight victory. The Bulls hit eight 3-pointers, three by Rose, who made the shot a key part of his game during the offseason. Reserve swingman Kyle Korver (6'7''-F-81, college: Creighton) connected on a trio of 3s and scored 13 points for Chicago, which held a 26-13 edge in bench points. The 84 points marked a season low for the Lakers. The two-time defending NBA champions were led by Kobe Bryant's 23 points, though he shot just 9 for 23 from the floor. It was the Bulls' first win over the Lakers in nearly four years. Los Angeles had won seven straight against Chicago since a 94-89 Bulls victory on Dec. 19, 2006, at the United Center. Phil Jackson fell to 17-7 in his Lakers coaching career against the Bulls, the team he guided to six NBA championships in the 1990s. Los Angeles had won three straight since a four-game losing streak. *Courtesy of www.npr.org

Minnesota T. - Detroit P. 109-99
Kevin Love (6'10''-C-88, college: UCLA) had 27 points and 18 rebounds and Darko Milicic (7'0''-C-85) blocked a career-high seven shots to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 109-99 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Luke Ridnour had 20 points and 10 assists, scoring 11 in the fourth quarter to help the Wolves to just their sixth win of the season. Richard Hamilton scored 26 points and rookie Greg Monroe grabbed 15 rebounds in his first career start for the Pistons, who fell to 2-12 on the road. The Pistons led by 13 in the first quarter, but were outscored 58-26 in the paint while squandering the lead. Love had his NBA-leading 18th double-double and grabbed at least 15 boards for the ninth straight game, the longest streak since Ben Wallace did it in 14 consecutive games in 2002-03. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Washington W. - New York K. 95-101
With an unusual triple-double, Amare Stoudemire (6'10''-F-82) matched a 48-year-old New York Knicks record. And, along the way, he has his team on its longest winning streak in nearly a decade, with thousands of fans in a supposedly hostile Washington Wizards arena now serenading him as an 'M-V-P!' Spike Lee couldn't be happier: The Knicks are relevant again. With the movie director leading the cheers from a courtside seat - wearing the familiar blue-and-orange jacket even though he was a guest of Wizards owner Ted Leonsis - New York won its seventh in a row Friday night with a 101-95 victory over Washington. Stoudemire had 36 points and 10 rebounds to help overcome his 11 turnovers, the NBA's first triple-double involving turnovers since February 2008. His seventh straight 30-point game is matched in franchise history only by Willie Naulls, who accomplished it way back in 1962. *Courtesy of www.miamiherald.com

Toronto R. - Denver N. 116-123
Al Harrington (6'9''-F-80) scored 31 points off the bench Friday and George Karl picked up his 1,000th coaching win as the Denver Nuggets defeated the Toronto Raptors 123-116. Linas Kleiza (6'8''-F-85, college: Missouri), who played four seasons with Denver, scored 26 off the bench with 11-for-16 shooting for the Raptors (8-15). Nene added 26 points and Chauncey Billups had 21 for the Nuggets (14-8). Andrea Bargnani scored 24 points, Leandro Barbosa chipped in with 22 off the bench and Sonny Weems scored 21 for Toronto, which has dropped four straight. The 59-year-old Karl who is the seventh NBA coach to reach the 1,000-win mark has faced cancer twice, with the most recent bout coming last season. He acknowledged a fight with throat and neck cancer right after the all-star game and coached for three weeks while undergoing treatment. Karl missed the final 14 games of the regular season and the Nuggets short playoff run. Both the Raptors and Nuggets played without a key starter Friday. Denver forward Carmelo Anthony missed his second game in a row with right knee patella tendinitis, while Raptors point guard Jose Calderon didn't play because of a sore left foot and a cold. Denver took a 12-point lead into the fourth quarter thanks to a 59.3 shooting percentage. *Courtesy of www.citytv.com

Indiana P. - Charlotte B. 100-92
The Indiana Pacers had proven they could score with any team in recent years, but their defense had struggled under coach Jim O'Brien. Not anymore. The Pacers entered Friday night's game against Charlotte leading the NBA in field-goal percentage defense and blocked shots. They put in another solid effort against the Bobcats, holding Charlotte to 38 percent shooting in the second half of a 100-92 win. It was a game defensive anchor Roy Hibbert called 'ugly,' the kind the Pacers often lost in years past. 'It just goes to show that you can struggle in a lot of other areas, but if you're defending well and holding the other team to a low field-goal percentage, you have a chance to win night in and night out,' Pacers guard Mike Dunleavy said. 'It's not always pretty, but it's effective, and right now, it's won us a lot of games.' Danny Granger (6'8''-F-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: N.Mexico) scored 18 points, Brandon Rush (6'6''-G-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Kansas) added 16 and Dunleavy had 15. Hibbert, a 7-foot-2 center, had 13 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and three blocks for the Pacers (11-10). Josh McRoberts scored 11 points and Darren Collison added 10 points and seven assists for the Pacers. The balanced scoring also is a departure from recent years, when Granger carried much of the load. 'That's what we want,' Granger said. 'It needs to be a team effort and a team win. When we have consistency from guys like that, it's going to be hard to beat us.' Gerald Wallace led the Bobcats with 26 points. Ex-Pacer Stephen Jackson had 15 points and eight assists, but he shot 7 for 17 from the field and committed seven turnovers. Nazr Mohammed had 13 points and five blocks, and Kwame Brown had a season-high 12 rebounds for Charlotte. *Courtesy of www.cbssports.com




Kings' Evans has plantar fasciitis, will continue to play - by Eurobasket News
Sacramento Kings point guard Tyreke Evans (6'6''-G-89, college: Memphis) underwent a precautionary MRI that revealed mild plantar fasciitis in his left foot, though he is not expected to miss any time.

The MRI also confirmed there is no stress fracture in the foot, which will continue to be enclosed in a walking boot when Evans is not playing.

The reigning Rookie of the Year has not missed a game due to the injury, though he played just 27 minutes and scored eight points in Wednesday's win over Washington.

Through 19 games this season, Evans' numbers are slightly down from his 2009-10 campaign, averaging 17.1 points, 5.4 assists and 4.7 rebounds.

Courtesy of www.thescore.com


Chris Kaman out at least three weeks - by Eurobasket News
Los Angeles Clippers center Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) will miss at least three weeks because of an aggravated bone bruise and ligament sprain of his left ankle.

Kaman was examined by the team physician after undergoing an MRI earlier this week and was then re-evaluated on Friday. He will wear a protective boot when not undergoing rehab.

Kaman is averaging 10.5 points and 7.1 rebounds in 10 games this season. He originally hurt his ankle on Nov. 9 in New Orleans and re-injured it last weekend.

Courtesy of http://msn.foxsports.com


Thunder send Mullens to D-League - by Eurobasket News
The Oklahoma City Thunder have assigned second-year center B.J. Mullens (7'0''-C-89, college: Ohio St.) to their Tulsa affiliate in the NBA Development League.

Mullens has played a total of 14 minutes in five games this season for the Thunder, who recently recalled rookie center Cole Aldrich from the D-League.

Mullens, the 24th overall pick in the 2009 draft, played 27 games in the minors last season. He's expected to report to Tulsa in time for a game Friday night at Sioux Falls.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.City T.
  (206-G/F-88)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.27.5 
 2. Bryant, LA Lakers26.4 
 3. Stoudemire, New Y.26.1 
 4. Rose, Chicago B.25.3 
 5. Nowitzki, Dallas M.24.7 
 6. Gordon, LA Clippers24.3 
 7. Ellis, Golde S.24.3 
 8. James, Miami Heat24.2 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..24.0 
 10. Anthony, Denver N.22.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin LOVE
  Minnesota T.
  (208-C-88)
  Avg: 15.7
 1. Love, Minnesota T.15.7 
 2. Howard, Orlando M.12.2 
 3. Bogut, Milwauke.12.2 
 4. Noah, Chicago B.12.1 
 5. Evans, Toronto R.12.1 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.8 
 7. Griffin, LA Clipp.11.7 
 8. Gasol, LA Lakers11.4 
 9. Camby, Portland TB10.9 
 10. Lee, Golde S.9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (186-G-86)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Rondo, Boston C.14.1 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.4 
 3. Nash, Phoenix Suns10.2 
 4. Williams, Utah Jazz10.0 
 5. Wall, Washington W.8.9 
 6. Kidd, Dallas M.8.8 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..8.7 
 8. Felton, New Y.8.3 
 9. Rose, Chicago B.8.2 
 10. James, Miami Heat7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  N.Orleans H.
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Paul, N.Orleans H.3.1 
 2. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 3. Wall, Washington W.2.3 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.2.2 
 5. Curry, Golde S.2.2 
 6. Felton, New Y.2.1 
 7. Conley, Memphis G.2.1 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..2.1 
 9. Miller, Portland.2.0 
 10. Lowry, Houston R.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew BOGUT
  Milwaukee B.
  (212-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Bogut, Milwauke.2.9 
 2. Milicic, Minnesota T.2.9 
 3. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.2.5 
 4. Howard, Orlando M.2.4 
 5. McGee, Washingt.2.3 
 6. Smith, Atlanta H.2.3 
 7. Gasol, LA Lakers2.2 
 8. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.0 
 9. Okafor, N.Orlean.2.0 
 10. Stoudemire, New Y.1.9 


Standings
NBA Standings
Eastern Conference
Atlantic Div.
 1. Boston C. 18-4 
 2. New York K. 15-9 
 3. Toronto R. 8-15 
 4. Philadelph.76 7-15 
 5. New Jersey N. 6-17 
Central Div.
 1. Chicago B. 13-8 
 2. Indiana P. 11-10 
 3. Milwaukee B. 9-13 
 4. Cleveland C. 7-15 
 5. Detroit P. 7-17 
Southeast Div.
 1. Miami Heat 16-8 
 2. Orlando M. 15-8 
 3. Atlanta H. 15-9 
 4. Charlotte B. 8-14 
 5. Washington W. 6-16 
Western Conference
Northwest Div.
 1. Utah Jazz 17-7 
 2. Oklah.City T. 16-8 
 3. Denver N. 14-8 
 4. Portland TB 12-11 
 5. Minnesota T. 6-17 
Pacific Div.
 1. LA Lakers 16-7 
 2. Phoenix Suns 11-12 
 3. Golde State W. 8-15 
 4. Sacramento K. 5-15 
 5. LA Clippers 5-18 
Southwest Div.
 1. San Antonio S. 19-3 
 2. Dallas M. 18-4 
 3. N.Orleans H. 14-8 
 4. Memphis G. 9-14 
 5. Houston R. 8-14 


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Paraguay National Team -10 - by Santiago Maciel
Starting five
#s#
Daniel Perez
Perez
Javier Martinez
Martinez
Bruno Zanotti
Zanotti
Guillermo Araujo
Araujo
Jose Fabio
Fabio
#e#5
4 Sergio Lopez 189-G/F-86 Felix Perez Paraguay
5 Daniel Perez 190-G/F-84 Libertad Paraguay
6 Javier Martinez 189-G-78 Regatas C. Argentina
7 Bruno Zanotti 197-F-82 Libertad Paraguay
8 Gustavo Paniagua 186-G-80 Libertad Paraguay
9 Gustavo Torres 175-G-80 Sol de Amer. Paraguay
10 Aldo Acosta 192-F-76 Sol de Amer. Paraguay
11 Guillermo Araujo 204-C-82 Olimpia Paraguay
12 Bruno Martinessi
200-PF Olimpia Paraguay
13 Jose Fabio 198-F-77 Cerro Porteno Paraguay
14 Carlos Luis Vallejos 183-G-92 Sol de Amer. Paraguay
15 Cristian Rodas 202-C Libertad Paraguay


Arturo Alvarez Head Coach Lagun Aro GBC Spain


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PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Gary DAVID
  Powerade T.
  (187-G/F-78)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. David, Powerade T.22.5 
 2. Devance, Alaska19.8 
 3. Cardona, Meral.18.9 
 4. Al-Hussaini, Air2117.5 
 5. Simon, Derby A.17.4 
 6. Alapag, Talk N Text17.3 
 7. Buenafe, Air2117.2 
 8. Santos, San Miguel16.6 
 9. Isip, Barako16.3 
 10. Mercado, Rain o.15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Harvey CAREY
  Talk N Text
  (191-F-79)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Carey, Talk N Text12.8 
 2. Hatfield, Ginebra12.1 
 3. Maierhofer, Derby A.10.8 
 4. Washington, San M.9.9 
 5. Peek, Talk N Text9.8 
 6. Thoss, Alaska9.5 
 7. Santos, San Miguel9.1 
 8. Devance, Alaska8.9 
 9. Baclao, Air218.8 
 10. Thiele, Barako8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco B.
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Ross, Meralco B.5.8 
 2. Alapag, Talk N Text5.8 
 3. Cabagnot, San M.5.3 
 4. Yap, Derby Ace L.5.0 
 5. Tenorio, Alaska4.4 
 6. Mercado, Rain o.4.2 
 7. Miller, Ginebra4.2 
 8. Hubalde, Barako4.0 
 9. Villanueva, Derby A.3.8 
 10. Baguio, Alaska3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Solomon MERCADO
  Rain or Shine
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Mercado, Rain o.2.2 
 2. Norwood, Rain o.2.1 
 3. Ross, Meralco B.1.8 
 4. Reyes, Talk N Text1.5 
 5. Baguio, Alaska1.4 
 6. Arboleda, Air211.4 
 7. Pacana, Meralco B.1.3 
 8. Dela Cruz, Alaska1.2 
 9. Cabagnot, San M.1.1 
 10. Helterbrand, Gineb.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Siverino BACLAO
  Air21
  (198-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Baclao, Air212.7 
 2. Andaya, Barako1.6 
 3. Washington, San M.1.6 
 4. Maierhofer, Derby A.1.6 
 5. Devance, Alaska1.2 
 6. Santos, San Miguel1.2 
 7. Eman, Alaska1.2 
 8. Peek, Talk N Text1.1 
 9. Reyes, Powerade T.1.1 
 10. Quinahan, Air211.0 


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. San Miguel 11-3 
 2. Talk N Text 10-3 
 3. Ginebra 9-4 
 4. Derby Ace L. 7-7 
 5. Meralco B. 6-7 
 6. Air21 6-7 
 7. Alaska 6-7 
 8. Rain or Shine 5-7 
 9. Powerade T. 3-10 
 10. Barako 3-11 


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  POLAND   


Standings - DBE
PLK Standings
 1. Energa Czarni 9-1 
 2. PGE Turow 6-3 
 3. Zastal 6-4 
 4. Polonia Azbud 5-4 
 5. Trefl Sopot 5-4 
 6. Anwil 5-5 
 7. Asseco Prokom 4-2 
 8. Polpharma 4-5 
 9. PBG Basket 4-6 
 10. SKK Kotwica 3-6 
 11. AZS Koszalin 3-6 
 12. Siarka 1-9 


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  PORTUGAL   


Standings - Proliga
Proliga Standings
 1. Barcelos 6-0 
 2. Sangalhos 4-1 
 3. Angra 4-2 
 4. Galitos FC 4-2 
 5. Fisica 4-2 
 6. Guifoes 3-2 
 7. Electrico FC 3-3 
 8. Terceira Basket 2-4 
 9. Povoa 2-4 
 10. Maia Basket 2-4 
 11. Alges 1-5 
 12. Seixal 0-6 


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Standings
Div.A Standings
 1. Ploiesti 11-2 
 2. Gaz Metan 11-3 
 3. Steaua Turabo 10-3 
 4. U.Mobitel.CN 10-4 
 5. Mures 10-4 
 6. Oradea 10-4 
 7. CSU Sibiu 7-6 
 8. Pitesti 7-6 
 9. Otopeni 7-7 
 10. Rovinari 7-7 
 11. CSM Bucuresti 7-7 
 12. Timisoara 5-9 
 13. Craiova 5-9 
 14. Brasov 1-13 
 15. Miercurea 1-13 
 16. Politehnica Iasi 1-13 


Round 14 preview - by Sebastian Umbrich
Round 14 of the Romanian basketball championship is figuring out 7 interesting matches, and out of this 7 matches, 2 matches will be very interesting to watch, while the match between CSU Sibiu and BC Steaua Turabo CS Municipal Bucuresti has been postponed at BC Steaua Turabo CS Municipal Bucuresti's request, the players accusing fatigue after having played 2 or 3 matches per week during the last months. The matches will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 10th, 11th and 12th of December.

First match: CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu vs. CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov
Date and time: 10th December, 17:00
Venue: 'Lignitul' sports hall, Targu-Jiu
Referees: Alexandru Anica, Dragos Nicolae, Ciprian Ciocan
The prologue of the round will probably be a victory for Energia. Given the fact that CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov has lost each game played on the road at a margin of at least 22 points, it is not much likely that they manage to win in an arena, where winning can be pretty difficult. In contrast, CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu is attempting for the play-offs, while CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov is trying to avoid relegation. Last round CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu lost against CS Gaz Metan Medias, 69-85, but they led at half-time 45-44, while CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov lost on home ground 59-90 against CSM Oradea. Before this round, CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu was ranked 10th with a 6-7 record, while CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov was ranked 14th with a 1-12 record.

Second match: CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca vs. Politehnica Iasi
Date and time: 11th December, 18:00
Venue: 'Horia Demian' sports hall, Cluj-Napoca
Referees: Cosmin Prisca, Alin Dragos, Vlad Ghizdareanu
Saturdays first match will be another disproportioned clash, putting face to face a team whose objective is to win the championship and a team whose objective is to avoid relegation. Even if Coach Marcel Tenter is more and more contested at CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca, the results give him credit, and the results are something the fans of CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca know how to appreciate. Politehnica Iasi, same as CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov, lost each match played on the road, but proved on Tuesday, in a postponed game counting for round 2, that they can offer strong resistance to a powerful team, CSM Oradea, who they led 52-39 at half time, eventually losing 83-91. Last round, CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca won 85-77 on the road against CSM Bucharest, while Politehnica Iasi lost on home ground against CSU Sibiu, 63-84. After 13 matches played, CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca is ranked 5th with a 9-4 record, while Politehnica is ranked 15th with one a single win.

Third match: BC Perla Harghitei Miercurea Ciuc vs. CS Municipal Bucuresti
Date and time: 11th December, 18:00
Venue: Municipal sports hal, Miercurea Ciuc
Referees: Mircea Serban, Ciprian Stoica, Vlad Potra
This will be a match worth watching. Even tough BC Perla Harghitei Miercurea Ciuc lost almost every match played this season, it showed that its players can offer good matches, but still they are playing mostly of a match on individual attacks. In contrast, Municipal delighted its supporters with oscillating performances: they obtained amazing victories on the road against CSU Asesoft Ploiesti and on home ground against CS Gaz Metan Medias but they lost surprisingly against CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu on home ground. This will for sure be an equilibrated match. Last round BC Perla Harghitei Miercurea Ciuc lost 60-77 on the road against CS Otopeni, while CS Municipal Bucuresti lost on home ground 77-85 against CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca. Before this round, BC Perla Harghitei Miercurea Ciuc was ranked 16th, and last with a 1-12 record while Municipal was ranked 11th with a 6-7 record.

Fourth match: CSM Oradea vs. BC Timisoara
Date and time: 11th December, 18:00
Venue: 'Antonio Alexe' sports hall, Oradea
Referees: Laurentiu Grigoras, Laszlo Bukureszti, Marius Epure
This will be one of this rounds highlight. CSM Oradea is a team in good shape having a streak of 4-0, while BC Timisoara is doing better after a not so good season start. Things started to straighten for BC Timisoara the moment they signed in Milos Pesic (202-F-84) and Ivan Miskovic (203-F/C-84, college: Alaska-Fairb.), but it looks that BC Timisoara will still have to fight for their place in the play-offs. The last match between CSM Oradea and BC Timisoara was a very spectacular one, and CSM Oradeas win guaranteed CSU Sibiu the fourth place in the regular season. Whats more, CSM Oradeas victory came after Tyrone Mitchell (186-G-81, college: Northwestern St.) made a buzz-beater from the middle of the field. Last round CSM Oradea won on the road, 90-59, against CSU Cuadripol SCM Brasov, while BC Timisoara won on home ground against SCM CSU Craiova, 83-64. Before this round, CSM Oradea was ranked 6th, with a 9-4 record while BC Timisoara was ranked 12th, with a 5-8 record.
This match will be broadcasted by TVR 3.

Fifth match: BC Mures Targu-Mures vs. CS Gaz Metan Medias
Date and time: 11th December, 18:00
Venue: Municipal sports hall, Targu-Mures
Referees: Marius Ciulin, Alexandru Olaru, Gabriel Dima
This will be this rounds highlight. Both teams have strong rosters and both teams have offered high-quality matches yet. BC Mures Targu-Mures and CS Gaz Metan Medias are two teams which expressed their hopes in winning the championship, even if the official goal of both teams is one of the first four positions at the end of the regular season, but everybody expects them to want to bring the title home. Last seasons matches have both been won by CS Gaz Metan Medias, a team which kept its last year roster almost entire, but BC Mures Targu-Mures made strong investments (not necessary financially, but managerially) so the victory will not be as easy as last year for CS Gaz Metan Medias. Moreover, the fans of BC Mures Targu-Mures proved that at important matches they can create an amazing atmosphere in the arena, or how the call it, in the Jungle. Last round BC Mures Targu-Mures lost on home ground a derby against CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, 68-79, after CSU Asesoft Ploiesti prevailed in the last quarter 25-14, while CS Gaz Metan Medias won on home ground against CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu, 85-69. Before this round, BC Mures Targu-Mures was ranked 3rd (10-3 record) while CS Gaz Metan Medias was ranked 4th, with the same record.

Sixth match: SCM CSU Craiova vs. CS Otopeni
Date and time: 11th December, 20:00
Venue: Municipal sports hall, Craiova
Referees: Doru Vinasi, Alin Mircea Faur, Sorin Drugau
This will be a low-ranked teams match. Both teams want to compete in the play-offs, but experts rather think that these teams will have to avoid relegation while playing in the play-outs. However, the meetings between SCM CSU Craiova and CS Otopeni had always been interesting, given the fact that a victory against a team of the same level with the same goal is always considered to be of utmost importance. Last round SCM CSU Craiova lost on the road 64-83 against BC Timisoara while CS Otopeni won on home ground against BC Perla Harghitei Miercurea Ciuc, score 77-60. After 13 matches played, SCM CSU Craiova was ranked 13th, with a 5-8 record and CS Otopeni was ranked 9th, with a 6-7 record.

Seventh match: CSU Asesoft Ploiesti vs. BC Arges Pitesti
Date and time: 12th December, 18:00
Venue: 'Olimpia' sports hall, Ploiesti
Referees: Laurentiu Grigoras, Alin Mircea Faur, Adrian Habor
This rounds epilogue will be a rematch of the 2007 final. CSU Asesoft Ploiesti meets BC Arges Pitesti on home ground, and is likely to extend their streak to 6-0 after Sundays match. Back in 2007, BC Arges Pitesti managed to win the first match of the final on the road against CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, but CSU Asesoft Ploiesti fought back and won the final 4-1 overall. Since then, BC Arges Pitesti did not manage to win another match against BC Arges Pitesti; they even lost last seasons quarter-final series against CSU Asesoft Ploiesti, 0-3. Eventually CSU Asesoft Ploiesti went on to win the title without losing a match in the play-offs. Last round CSU Asesoft Ploiesti won a difficult match against BC Mures Targu-Mures, on the road, 79-68, while BC Arges Pitesti lost on the road against another title contender, BC Steaua Turabo CS Municipal Bucuresti, score 69-86. Before this round, CSU Asesoft Ploiesti was the leader of the championship with an 11-2 record, while BC Arges Pitesti was ranked 8th, with a 7-6 record.
This match will be broadcasted by TVR 3.



Round 14 preview - by Sebastian Umbrich
Round 14 of the Romanian basketball championship is figuring out 7 interesting matches, and out of this 7 matches, 2 matches will be very interesting to watch, while the match between Sibiu and Steaua has been postponed at Steauas request, the players accusing fatigue after having played 2 or 3 matches per week during the last months. The matches will be played on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the 10th, 11th and 12th of December.

First match: Rovinari vs. Brasov
Date and time: 10th December, 17:00
Venue: Lignitul sports hall
Referees: Alexandru Anica, Dragos Nicolae, Ciprian Ciocan
The prologue of the round will probably be a victory for Energia. Given the fact that Brasov has lost each game played on the road at a margin of at least 22 points, it is not much likely that they manage to win in an arena, where winning can be pretty difficult. In contrast, Rovinari is attempting for the play-offs, while Brasov is trying to avoid relegation. Last round Rovinari lost against Medias, 69-85, but they led at half-time 45-44, while Brasov lost on home ground 59-90 against Oradea. Before this round, Rovinari was ranked 10th with a 6-7 record, while Brasov was ranked 14th with a 1-12 record.

Second match: Cluj vs. Iasi
Date and time: 11th December, 18:00
Venue: Horia Demian sports hall
Referees: Cosmin Prisca, Alin Dragos, Vlad Ghizdareanu
Saturdays first match will be another disproportioned clash, putting face to face a team whose objective is to win the championship and a team whose objective is to avoid relegation. Even if Coach Marcel Tenter is more and more contested at Cluj, the results give him credit, and the results are something the fans of Cluj know how to appreciate. Iasi, same as Brasov, lost each match played on the road, but proved on Tuesday, in a postponed game counting for round 2, that they can offer strong resistance to a powerful team, Oradea, who they led 52-39 at half time, eventually losing 83-91. Last round, Cluj won 85-77 on the road against CSM Bucharest, while Iasi lost on home ground against Sibiu, 63-84. After 13 matches played, Cluj is ranked 5th with a 9-4 record, while Politehnica is ranked 15th with one a single win.

Third match: Miercurea Ciuc vs. Bucuresti
Date and time: 11th December, 18:00
Venue: Municipal sports hall
Referees: Mircea Serban, Ciprian Stoica, Vlad Potra
This will be a match worth watching. Even tough Miercurea Ciuc lost almost every match played this season, it showed that its players can offer good matches, but still they are playing mostly of a match on individual attacks. In contrast, Municipal delighted its supporters with oscillating performances: they obtained amazing victories on the road against Ploiesti and on home ground against Medias but they lost surprisingly against Rovinari on home ground. This will for sure be an equilibrated match. Last round Miercurea Ciuc lost 60-77 on the road against Otopeni, while Bucuresti lost on home ground 77-85 against Cluj. Before this round, Miercurea Ciuc was ranked 16th, and last with a 1-12 record while Municipal was ranked 11th with a 6-7 record.

Fourth match: Oradea vs. Timisoara
Date and time: 11th December, 18:00
Venue: Antonio Alexe sports hall
Referees: Laurentiu Grigoras, Laszlo Bukureszti, Marius Epure

This will be one of this rounds highlight. Oradea is a team in good shape having a streak of 4-0, while Timisoara is doing better after a not so good season start. Things started to straighten for Timisoara the moment they signed in Milos Pesic and Ivan Miskovic, but it looks that Timisoara will still have to fight for their place in the play-offs. The last match between Oradea and Timisoara was a very spectacular one, and Oradeas win guaranteed Sibiu the fourth place in the regular season. Whats more, Oradeas victory came after Tyrone Mitchell made a buzz-beater from the middle of the field. Last round Oradea won on the road, 90-59, against Brasov, while Timisoara won on home ground against Craiova, 83-64. Before this round, Oradea was ranked 6th, with a 9-4 record while Timisoara was ranked 12th, with a 5-8 record.
This match will be broadcasted by TVR 3.

Fifth match: Mures vs. Medias
Date and time: 11th December, 18:00
Venue: Municipal sports hall
Referees: Marius Ciulin, Alexandru Olaru, Gabriel Dima
This will be this rounds highlight. Both teams have strong rosters and both teams have offered high-quality matches yet. Mures and Medias are two teams which expressed their hopes in winning the championship, even if the official goal of both teams is one of the first four positions at the end of the regular season, but everybody expects them to want to bring the title home. Last seasons matches have both been won by Medias, a team which kept its last year roster almost entire, but Mures made strong investments (not necessary financially, but managerially) so the victory will not be as easy as last year for Medias. Moreover, the fans of Mures proved that at important matches they can create an amazing atmosphere in the arena, or how the call it, in the Jungle. Last round Mures lost on home ground a derby against Ploiesti, 68-79, after Ploiesti prevailed in the last quarter 25-14, while Medias won on home ground against Rovinari, 85-69. Before this round, Mures was ranked 3rd (10-3 record) while Medias was ranked 4th, with the same record.

Sixth match: Craiova vs. Otopeni
Date and time: 11th December, 20:00
Venue: Municipal sports hall
Referees: Doru Vinasi, Alin Mircea Faur, Sorin Drugau
This will be a low-ranked teams match. Both teams want to compete in the play-offs, but experts rather think that these teams will have to avoid relegation while playing in the play-outs. However, the meetings between Craiova and Otopeni had always been interesting, given the fact that a victory against a team of the same level with the same goal is always considered to be of utmost importance. Last round Craiova lost on the road 64-83 against Timisoara while Otopeni won on home ground against Miercurea Ciuc, score 77-60. After 13 matches played, Craiova was ranked 13th, with a 5-8 record and Otopeni was ranked 9th, with a 6-7 record.

Seventh match: Ploiesti vs. Pitesti
Date and time: 12th December, 18:00
Venue: Olimpia sports hall
Referees: Laurentiu Grigoras, Alin Mircea Faur, Adrian Habor
This rounds epilogue will be a rematch of the 2007 final. Ploiesti meets Pitesti on home ground, and is likely to extend their streak to 6-0 after Sundays match. Back in 2007, Pitesti managed to win the first match of the final on the road against Ploiesti, but Ploiesti fought back and won the final 4-1 overall. Since then, Pitesti did not manage to win another match against Pitesti; they even lost last seasons quarter-final series against Ploiesti, 0-3. Eventually Ploiesti went on to win the title without losing a match in the play-offs. Last round Ploiesti won a difficult match against Mures, on the road, 79-68, while Pitesti lost on the road against another title contender, Steaua, score 69-86. Before this round, Ploiesti was the leader of the championship with an 11-2 record, while Pitesti was ranked 8th, with a 7-6 record.
This match will be broadcasted by TVR 3.


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Kyndall DYKES
  U.Mobitel.CN
  (191-F-87)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Dykes, U.Mobite.20.4 
 2. Dawson, Polite.19.9 
 3. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.19.1 
 4. Darby, Rovinari18.7 
 5. Vujacic, Pitesti18.6 
 6. Wohlleb, Craiova18.4 
 7. Scott, Otopeni18.2 
 8. Seals, CSU Sibiu17.7 
 9. Levine, Miercurea17.1 
 10. Bubanja, Brasov17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Titus NICOARA
  Gaz Metan
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Nicoara, Gaz Metan11.6 
 2. Simms, Craiova11.6 
 3. Forte, Mures9.4 
 4. Burlacu, Ploiesti9.2 
 5. Krstanovic, U.Mobi.8.9 
 6. Coleman, Miercurea8.8 
 7. Paltinisanu, Timis.8.4 
 8. Mladenovic, Mures8.2 
 9. Scott, Otopeni8.0 
 10. Tomic, CSM B.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Rade DZAMBIC
  CSM Bucuresti
  (188-G-80)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Dzambic, CSM B.7.5 
 2. Cooley, Mures7.4 
 3. Blidaru, Ploiesti5.9 
 4. Stojakovic, Craiova5.2 
 5. Howell, Gaz Metan5.2 
 6. Maric, Oradea4.6 
 7. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN4.4 
 8. Medvedj, Otopeni4.1 
 9. Gennie, Pitesti4.0 
 10. Tucker, Miercurea3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Radu PALICIUC
  Brasov
  (198-G/F-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Paliciuc, Brasov2.8 
 2. Dawson, Polite.2.7 
 3. Gennie, Pitesti2.7 
 4. Stojakovic, Craiova2.5 
 5. Harrison, CSU Sibiu2.5 
 6. Dykes, U.Mobite.2.4 
 7. Cuic, U.Mobitel.CN2.4 
 8. Blidaru, Ploiesti2.2 
 9. Howell, Gaz Metan2.2 
 10. Cooley, Mures2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Harrison, CSU Sibiu2.5 
 2. Mladenovic, Mures1.7 
 3. Capusan, Rovinari1.6 
 4. Masiulis, CSU S.1.5 
 5. Eichelberger, Pitesti1.5 
 6. Simms, Craiova1.4 
 7. Lazar, Oradea1.3 
 8. Vajda, Miercurea1.2 
 9. Dumitru, Mures1.1 
 10. Anghel, Polite.1.1 


Standings - D2
Div.B Standings
Seria 1
 1. Timba Timis. 2-0 
 2. U.Mobitel II 1-0 
 3. MP Timisoara 1-1 
 4. Ph. Brasov 1-1 
 5. T.Mures II 1-2 
 6. Gaz Metan II 0-2 
Seria 2
 1. Municipal 2 B. 2-1 
 2. Dinamo B. 2-1 
 3. Ph. Galati 2-1 
 4. CSS Giurgiu 1-1 
 5. Steaua Turabo II 1-1 
 6. CSS Targoviste 0-3 
Seria 3
 1. CSU Galati 4-0 
 2. Granitur 2-1 
 3. Rapid B. 2-2 
 4. BT Bucuresti 1-2 
 5. Ploiesti II 1-2 
 6. A.Vlaicu Buc. 0-3 


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Standings - A Liga
A Standings
 1. FMP 12-0 
 2. Beograd 8-3 
 3. Mega Vizura 7-4 
 4. Metalac 6-4 
 5. Napredak 6-5 
 6. Tamis 6-5 
 7. Sloboda Uzice 6-5 
 8. Novi Sad 6-6 
 9. Borac 5-6 
 10. Vojvodina 4-7 
 11. Proleter Naftagas 4-7 
 12. Sloga 3-7 
 13. Crnokosa 3-8 
 14. Superfund 1-10 
Play in international cups:
 1. Crvena Zvezda
 2. Hemofarm
 3. Partizan
 4. Radnicki


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Nikola KOPRIVICA
  Iraklis
  (200-F-88)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Koprivica, Super.22.4 
 2. Janjusevic, Crnok.19.9 
 3. Kruscic, Metalac18.8 
 4. Milisavljevi., Mega V.18.8 
 5. Vasojevic, Borac17.9 
 6. Micevic, Sloboda .17.6 
 7. Bunic, Novi Sad17.5 
 8. Sulovic, Napredak17.0 
 9. Dramicanin, Mega V.16.7 
 10. Misanovic, Beograd15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan JELOVAC
  Mega Vizura
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Jelovac, Mega V.8.3 
 2. Markovic, FMP8.0 
 3. Misanovic, Beograd7.4 
 4. Dedijer, Borac7.1 
 5. Ljubicic, Metalac7.0 
 6. Spica, Superfund6.6 
 7. Ignjatovic, Crnok.6.4 
 8. Sulovic, Napredak6.4 
 9. Buric, Tamis6.3 
 10. Borovcanin, Sloga6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naftagas
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.6.2 
 2. Radivojevic, FMP5.7 
 3. Vlahovic, Sloga5.7 
 4. Milisavljevi., Mega V.5.5 
 5. Covic, FMP4.9 
 6. Ljubicic, Metalac4.7 
 7. Djoric, Superfund4.3 
 8. Radulovic, Crnokosa4.2 
 9. Mitrovic, Beograd3.9 
 10. Atanackovic, Prolet.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Milijan BOCKA
  Crnokosa
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Bocka, Crnokosa2.6 
 2. Gagovic, Prolet.2.4 
 3. Ljubicic, Metalac2.1 
 4. Majkic, Prolet.2.1 
 5. Tresac, Borac2.0 
 6. Vulin, Prolet.1.9 
 7. Bunic, Novi Sad1.9 
 8. Djoric, Superfund1.8 
 9. Kuzeta, Novi Sad1.8 
 10. Marjanovic, Vojvo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  Beograd
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Misanovic, Beograd2.0 
 2. Marjanovic, Vojvo.1.3 
 3. Majkic, Prolet.1.2 
 4. Bircevic, Metalac1.1 
 5. Ilic, FMP1.1 
 6. Kovacevic, Super.0.8 
 7. Bozovic, Sloga0.8 
 8. Dedijer, Borac0.7 
 9. Kalinic, Novi Sad0.7 
 10. Dramicanin, Mega V.0.6 


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  SLOVAKIA   


Extraliga is stopped due to referees on strike! - by Tomas Kottra
Two rounds of competition were canceled because of referees on strike, demanding their salaries for month of October. The Slovak Basketball Association (SBA) was warned before, but the money still did not get to referees. Clubs mostly support referees in their strike. Everybody is asking for solution because every week are cancelled two rounds of competition and that could have ugly consequences. Players, clubs and also fans are hostages of vast unclear situation in SBA.

Also, the All Stars Game is insure. One of the clubs- BK Iskra Svit tried to move things with unfortunate statement, that they will not allow their players to participate on the event on 18th of december. Also refs are not willing to decide this match too.

Referees in Slovakia are paid by clubs for each match they decide. Clubs have paid in advance for matches until February. It is not known, where the money is at the moment. Some speculations are pointing at ex-coach of women representation Dana Chatman and her high salary costs. Others talk about embezzlement of money to private hands.

The only statement of SBA tells, that 'We know about our mistake. We have delayed the payments. We are very sorry and want to fix the sittuation as soon as possible. Unfortunately, the referees gave us very short time to pay the money. I can say that the SBA will make its best in next few days to put everything in order.'


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  SLOVENIA   


Vujasinovic, Lapornik lead Zlatorog over Sentjur - by Zeljko Zule
Danijel Vujasinovic (180-G-89) led Zlatorog with 26 points, 13 assists and 14 fouls drawn and Luka Lapornik scored 11 of his 25 points in the overtime for a 101-93 road win over Sentjur in Telemach League Round 9.
Sentjur-Zlatorog 93-101 OT: Ivan Drzic drained a 3-pointer of the glass with 3 seconds left to send the game into overtime, 82-82. Zlatorog in the extra period made a 10-2 run to take a crucial lead 99-91 with 0:27 into the game. Danijel Vujasinovic collected 26 points, 13 assists and 14 fouls drawn and Luka Lapornik, last season Sentjur's player, scored 11 of his 25 points in the extra period. Zlatorog made 15 3-pointers, but missed 16 free throws. Sentjur cut 14-points second period deficit and led by as many as 6 points in the fourth quarter. Teo Simovic had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Dejan Hohler came off the bench for 17 points and 7 rebounds and Ivan Drzic scored 16 points.
Elektra-Hopsi 73-63: After trailing 46-48 late in the third quarter, Elektra scored 9 straight points to take a lead 55-48 and never looked back from there. Tadej Horvat netted 22 points and Salih Nuhanovic 17 of his 20 points scored in the second half. Hopsi
shot just 7 free throws to Elektra's 26. Gregg Thondique had 19 points and 14 rebounds and Matej Venta and Andrej Podvrsnik scored 14 points each.
LTHcast Mercator-Parklji 89-69: The home team went on a 15-2 run spanning the first and second quarter and led by as many as 20 points before the halftime. Vladimir Mihailovic finished with 23 points, Blaz Mahkovic added 16 points and Tomo Cajic collected 15 points and 9 rebounds. Parklji was led by Milos Paravinja with 17 points and Ernest Novak scored 13.



Slovan easily over Helios - by Zeljko Zule
Geoplin Slovan trailed only at 0-2 and rolled to a 91-83 victory over injury-riddled Helios in the opening game of Telemach League Round 9. They shot 14-of-27 behind the 3-point line and reserves outscores it's starters 51-40.Matej Krusic (211-C-87) scored21 points on shooting 9-of-12 from the field, Jaka Blazic came off the bench to scored 18 points, Miha Fon added 17 and Dalibor Djapa had 11 points and 9 rebounds. Slovan shot 14-of-27 behind the 3-point line.Helios trailed as many as 15 points in the first quarter and 65-84 in the final period. Grega Mali and Marko Lekic netted 18 points each, Klemen Prepelic 12 and Andreas Person and Drazen Bubnic 10 apiece.

Standings - 1A
Telemach Standings
 1. Zlatorog 7-1 
 2. Geoplin Slovan 5-3 
 3. Elektra 5-3 
 4. Helios 5-3 
 5. Polzela 5-3 
 6. Sentjur 4-4 
 7. Maribor Messer 3-5 
 8. LTHcast Mercator 2-6 
 9. Parklji 0-8 
Play in international cups:
 1. Krka
 2. Union Olimpija


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Vladimir PANIC
  Zlatorog
  (194-F-82)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Panic, Zlatorog19.5 
 2. Simovic, Sentjur19.1 
 3. Bubnic, Helios17.5 
 4. Thondique, Polzela16.5 
 5. Miljkovic, Elektra14.5 
 6. Nuhanovic, Elektra14.1 
 7. Harmason, Sentjur13.9 
 8. Djapa, Geoplin Slovan13.4 
 9. Mali, Helios13.0 
 10. Mahkovic, LTHcas.12.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Polzela
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 12
 1. Thondique, Polzela12.0 
 2. Miljkovic, Elektra9.3 
 3. Nuhanovic, Elektra8.4 
 4. Simovic, Sentjur6.6 
 5. Zolotic, Maribor .6.4 
 6. Sebic, Polzela6.3 
 7. Paravinja, Parklji6.1 
 8. Atanackovic, Zlato.6.0 
 9. Rucigaj, Sentjur6.0 
 10. Krusic, Geoplin .6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Zlatorog
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Vujasinovic, Zlatorog5.5 
 2. Brolih, Maribor .4.7 
 3. Jersin, Elektra3.8 
 4. Hohler, Sentjur3.5 
 5. Pelko, Zlatorog3.4 
 6. Venta, Polzela2.8 
 7. Harmason, Sentjur2.8 
 8. Rupnik, Geoplin .2.8 
 9. Thondique, Polzela2.5 
 10. Mihailovic, LTHcas.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Tomaz MEZEK
  LTHcast Mercator
  (180-G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mezek, LTHcast .2.5 
 2. Vranjkovic, Helios1.9 
 3. Thondique, Polzela1.9 
 4. Harmason, Sentjur1.9 
 5. Person, Helios1.6 
 6. Bubnic, Helios1.6 
 7. Dimec, Zlatorog1.5 
 8. Drzic, Sentjur1.5 
 9. Hohler, Sentjur1.4 
 10. Mahkovic, LTHcas.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Elektra
  (209-C-82)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Nuhanovic, Elektra2.5 
 2. Thondique, Polzela1.4 
 3. Dimec, Zlatorog1.3 
 4. Sviridov, Polzela0.9 
 5. Atanackovic, Zlato.0.7 
 6. Morina, LTHcas.0.6 
 7. Mijajlovic, Zlatorog0.6 
 8. Miljkovic, Elektra0.5 
 9. Erzen, Parklji0.5 
 10. Simovic, Sentjur0.5 


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  SOUTH KOREA   


South Korean KBL round 16 best performance: Greg Stevenson - by Eurobasket News
Naturalized American forward Greg Stevenson (198-F-78, agency: SportsTalent) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for LG Sakers, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, seven rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Samsung Th. (#3, 12-5) with 17-point margin 103-86. LG Sakers maintains the 6th position in American KBL. LG Sakers is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-9 record. In the team's last game Stevenson had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be LG Sakers' top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Richmond star has very solid stats this year. Stevenson is in league's top in points (3rd best: 20.4ppg) and averages impressive 56.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Aaron Haynes (201-F-81) of Seoul Samsung Thunders. Haynes had a very good evening with a double-double of 34 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Seoul Samsung Thunders lost that game 86-103 to the lower-ranked LG Sakers (#6, 7-9). This loss caused Seoul Samsung Thunders to drop to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 12-5 record is not bad at all. Haynes is a newcomer at Seoul Samsung Thunders, but is already the team's top player. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.9ppg (#1). He also registered 9.2 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center David Simon (207-C-82) of Anyang KGC (#9). Simon scored 23 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Anyang KGC, leading his team to a 77-64 easy win against the higher-ranked SK Knights (#5, 9-8). Anyang KGC can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-12 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Simon he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Simon has individually a great season in South Korea. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.1ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 9.2rpg (6th best). He also has 1.7bpg and FGP: 57.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jasper Johnson (201-C-83) of Sonic Boom KT - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Herbert Hill (203-F-84) of Elephants - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. T.J. Cummings (204-F-81) of LG Sakers - 22 points and 7 rebounds
7. Won-Soo Lee (181-G-83) of Samsung Th. - 19 points and 5 assists
8. Jin-Won Hwang (189-G-78) of Dongbu Promy - 21 points and 2 assists
9. Hyung-Soo Jeon (182-G-78) of LG Sakers - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Hyun-Joong Kim (178-G-81) of LG Sakers - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists

The Player of the week is chosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)


Standings
KBL Standings
 1. Elephants 13-4 
 2. Dongbu Promy 12-5 
 3. Sonic Boom KT 12-5 
 4. Samsung Th. 12-6 
 5. SK Knights 9-8 
 6. LG Sakers 8-9 
 7. KCC Egis 6-12 
 8. Daegu Orions 6-12 
 9. Anyang KGC 5-12 
 10. Mobis Phoebus 3-13 


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  SPAIN   


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Ricardo GUILLEN
  La Laguna
  (205-F/C-76)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Guillen, La Laguna19.1 
 2. Detrick, Melilla17.8 
 3. Palacios, La Palma17.0 
 4. Navarro, Girona16.9 
 5. Quezada, Leon15.5 
 6. Ward, Alcazar15.1 
 7. Mokongo, Ourense14.7 
 8. Junyent, Obradoiro14.7 
 9. Narros, Navarra14.6 
 10. Faverani, CB Mu.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne CURTIS
  Lleida
  (203-C-85)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Curtis, Lleida8.8 
 2. Sinanovic, Clinic.8.6 
 3. Wachsmann, Alcazar8.6 
 4. Blair, Navarra8.4 
 5. Junyent, Obradoiro8.2 
 6. Kale, Ourense8.2 
 7. Faverani, CB Mu.8.2 
 8. Gomez, Burgos7.8 
 9. Lima, Clinicas Rincon7.8 
 10. Frost, Palencia7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Juan AGUILAR
  CB Tarragona
  (187-G-88)
  Avg: 4.4
 1. Aguilar, CB Tarra.4.4 
 2. Sabat, La Laguna4.2 
 3. Jimenez, Melilla3.7 
 4. Bernabe, Leon3.6 
 5. Rodriguez, Obrad.3.5 
 6. Vallmajo, Breogan3.3 
 7. Rivero, CB Murcia3.2 
 8. Garrido, Palencia3.2 
 9. Rodriguez, La Pa.3.2 
 10. Quezada, Leon3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Obradoiro
  (182-G-81)
  Avg: 3
 1. Rodriguez, Obrad.3.0 
 2. Navarro, Girona1.8 
 3. Castro, Burgos1.8 
 4. Johnson, Huesca1.8 
 5. Bernabe, Leon1.7 
 6. Jasen, CB Murcia1.7 
 7. Ventura, Huesca1.6 
 8. Quezada, Leon1.6 
 9. Rivero, CB Murcia1.5 
 10. Pakamanis, Melilla1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeff FOOTE
  Melilla
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Foote, Melilla2.3 
 2. Humphrey, Caceres1.9 
 3. Fontet, Leon1.6 
 4. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 5. Faverani, CB Mu.1.5 
 6. Starosta, Ourense1.2 
 7. Joseph, Navarra1.1 
 8. Sinanovic, Clinic.1.1 
 9. Franklin, CB Tarra.1.0 
 10. Arteaga, Breogan1.0 


Standings - ACB
ACB Standings
 1. Caja Laboral 8-2 
 2. Real Madrid 8-2 
 3. DKV Joventut 7-3 
 4. Regal Barca 7-3 
 5. Fuenlabrada 6-4 
 6. Unicaja 6-4 
 7. Valladolid 6-4 
 8. Lagun Aro GBC 6-5 
 9. Gran Canaria 6-5 
 10. Bizkaia Bilbao 5-5 
 11. Cajasol 5-6 
 12. Valencia 4-6 
 13. Menorca 4-6 
 14. CAI Zaragoza 4-6 
 15. Estudiantes 4-7 
 16. Manresa 3-7 
 17. Granada 2-8 
 18. Meridiano 1-9 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Kevin RATZSCH
  Oviedo Feve
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Ratzsch, Oviedo F.15.8 
 2. Mortellaro, Lan M.15.4 
 3. Witt, Clavijo15.3 
 4. Bivia, Mallorca15.3 
 5. Swanston, Clavijo14.9 
 6. Roman, Oviedo Feve14.8 
 7. Ramsdell, Avila14.8 
 8. Justo, Avila14.8 
 9. O''Leary, Oviedo F.14.7 
 10. Uriz, Santurtzi14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Guadalajara
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Lawal, Guadalajara11.3 
 2. O''Leary, Oviedo F.9.4 
 3. Mortellaro, Lan M.8.4 
 4. Chubrevich, Illescas8.3 
 5. Larry, Regal F.8.0 
 6. De Santana, Clavijo7.7 
 7. Ramsdell, Avila7.6 
 8. McDade, Promobys7.6 
 9. Howard, Andorra7.5 
 10. Mesa, Clavijo7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Matt WITT
  Clavijo
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Witt, Clavijo5.7 
 2. Uriz, Santurtzi5.3 
 3. Lopez, Coruna5.2 
 4. Rufian, Promobys4.5 
 5. Ibargutxi, Lan M.3.9 
 6. Marco, ADT T.3.7 
 7. Bivia, Mallorca3.5 
 8. Suarez, Oviedo Feve3.4 
 9. Bavosi, Promobys3.3 
 10. Lopez, Avila3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Ruben MARTINEZ
  Plasencia
  (196-F-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Martinez, Plasencia2.2 
 2. Uriz, Santurtzi1.9 
 3. Tate, Oviedo Feve1.8 
 4. Pampin, Mallorca1.8 
 5. Casado, Santurtzi1.8 
 6. Matali, Andorra1.8 
 7. Alonso, Mallorca1.7 
 8. Bratton, Lan M.1.7 
 9. Guirao, ADT T.1.7 
 10. Ramsey, Promobys1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Illescas
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Biyombo, Illescas1.9 
 2. Mbaye, Regal F.1.6 
 3. Lawal, Guadalajara1.3 
 4. Cage, ADT Tarragona1.3 
 5. Todorovic, Prat J.1.2 
 6. Conde, Avila1.1 
 7. Johnson, Andorra1.0 
 8. De Santana, Clavijo1.0 
 9. Marti, Prat J.0.8 
 10. Aramburu, ADT T.0.8 


Standings - LEB Gold
LEB Gold Standings
 1. Obradoiro 13-0 
 2. CB Murcia 10-3 
 3. Caceres 9-4 
 4. Burgos 9-4 
 5. Leon 9-4 
 6. Navarra 8-5 
 7. Melilla 7-6 
 8. La Palma 7-6 
 9. Girona 6-7 
 10. La Laguna 6-7 
 11. Alcazar 6-7 
 12. Clinicas Rincon 5-8 
 13. Lleida 5-8 
 14. Huesca 5-8 
 15. Breogan 4-9 
 16. Palencia 3-10 
 17. CB Tarragona 3-10 
 18. Ourense 2-11 


Standings - LEB Silver
LEB Silver Standings
 1. Clavijo 9-1 
 2. Promobys 9-2 
 3. Andorra 8-2 
 4. Mallorca 8-3 
 5. ADT Tarragona 6-5 
 6. Oviedo Feve 5-6 
 7. Plasencia 5-6 
 8. Regal FC II 5-6 
 9. Santurtzi 5-7 
 10. Guadalajara 4-6 
 11. Prat Juventud 4-7 
 12. Avila 4-7 
 13. Lan Mobel ISB 4-7 
 14. Coruna 3-8 
 15. Illescas 3-9 


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 17.9
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria17.9 
 2. Teletovic, Caja L.16.9 
 3. Baron, Lagun A.16.5 
 4. Navarro, Regal B.16.1 
 5. Martinez, Valencia16.0 
 6. Mickeal, Regal Barca15.4 
 7. McDonald, DKV J.15.0 
 8. Kurz, Granada14.4 
 9. San Emeterio, Caja L.13.8 
 10. Ingles, Granada13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert KURZ
  Granada
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Kurz, Granada9.3 
 2. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.7 
 3. Barac, Caja Laboral8.1 
 4. Trias, DKV Joventut7.1 
 5. Davis, Cajasol6.7 
 6. Slokar, Manresa6.3 
 7. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.3 
 8. Doblas, Lagun A.6.3 
 9. Freeland, Unicaja6.3 
 10. Miralles, Lagun A.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Marcelinho HUERTAS
  Caja Laboral
  (191-G-83)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Huertas, Caja L.5.7 
 2. Rubio, Regal Barca5.6 
 3. McIntyre, Unicaja4.3 
 4. Cook, Valencia4.3 
 5. Blakney, Unicaja4.0 
 6. Dumas, Valladolid3.9 
 7. Ingles, Granada3.9 
 8. Green, Gran Canaria3.8 
 9. Valters, Fuenlabr.3.6 
 10. Ciorciari, Menorca3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Joe INGLES
  Regal Barca
  (203-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ingles, Granada2.3 
 2. Kirksay, Cajasol2.3 
 3. Calloway, Cajasol2.1 
 4. Mickeal, Regal Barca2.0 
 5. Doellman, Meridiano2.0 
 6. Victor, Menorca2.0 
 7. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.9 
 8. Rubio, Regal Barca1.8 
 9. San Miguel, Manre.1.8 
 10. Ayon, Fuenlabrada1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Fran VAZQUEZ
  Regal Barca
  (209-C-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Vazquez, Regal B.2.1 
 2. Fischer, Real Madrid1.8 
 3. Barnes, Valladolid1.6 
 4. Barac, Caja Laboral1.4 
 5. Ayon, Fuenlabrada1.3 
 6. Kurz, Granada1.2 
 7. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.1 
 8. Savane, Gran C.1.1 
 9. Trias, DKV Joventut1.1 
 10. Asselin, Estudiantes1.0 


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  SWEDEN   


Standings - Basketligan
Basketligan Standings
 1. LF Basket 12-3 
 2. Sodertalje 11-3 
 3. Norrkoping 10-4 
 4. Sundsvall 9-4 
 5. Uppsala 8-7 
 6. Solna 6-8 
 7. Boras 5-8 
 8. Jamtland 4-11 
 9. 08 3-11 
 10. Eco Orebro 2-11 


Stats Leaders - Basketligan
Points Per Game
 Liam RUSH
  Sundsvall
  (202-F/G-82)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Rush, Sundsvall21.8 
 2. McCoy, Boras20.6 
 3. Smith, Sodertalje20.3 
 4. Gunnarsson, Solna20.2 
 5. Smith, Uppsala19.6 
 6. McKnight, Boras19.0 
 7. Hargrove, Jamtland18.4 
 8. Palm, Boras17.8 
 9. Kjellbom, Norrkoping17.8 
 10. Klaric, Jamtland17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sundsvall
  (200-F/C-82)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.12.4 
 2. McKnight, Boras9.5 
 3. Palm, Boras9.2 
 4. Kosmalski, Solna9.1 
 5. Kjellbom, Norrkoping8.3 
 6. Kohlmaier, Uppsala8.0 
 7. Walker, Solna7.6 
 8. Jonzen, Uppsala7.3 
 9. Hargrove, Jamtland7.3 
 10. Akesson, LF Basket7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Rudy MBEMBA
  LF Basket
  (181-G-87)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Mbemba, LF Basket6.3 
 2. Beck, 085.1 
 3. Pleick, Eco Orebro5.0 
 4. Chuk, Sodertalje4.6 
 5. Smith, Sodertalje4.5 
 6. Frier, Uppsala4.5 
 7. Smith, Uppsala4.4 
 8. Gervin, Norrkoping4.4 
 9. Ilunga, Solna4.3 
 10. Gaidamaviciu., Norrko.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Johnell SMITH
  Sodertalje
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Smith, Sodertalje4.7 
 2. Mbemba, LF Basket3.5 
 3. Rush, Sundsvall2.5 
 4. Smith, Uppsala2.3 
 5. Pleick, Eco Orebro2.3 
 6. Hellgren, Jamtland2.2 
 7. Callier, Jamtland2.0 
 8. McCoy, Boras2.0 
 9. McKnight, Boras2.0 
 10. Frier, Uppsala1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Bilal SALAAM
  Jamtland
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Salaam, Jamtland2.1 
 2. Palm, Boras2.0 
 3. Kjellbom, Norrkoping1.9 
 4. Rosendahl, LF Ba.1.8 
 5. Ayuba, Norrkoping1.5 
 6. Cipriano, Eco O.1.2 
 7. Saks, Norrkoping1.1 
 8. Galick, Sodertalje1.1 
 9. Levett, LF Basket1.1 
 10. Kohlmaier, Uppsala1.0 


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Standings - LNA
LNA Standings
 1. Lugano Tigers 12-1 
 2. Fribourg 10-3 
 3. SAV Vacallo 9-4 
 4. Geneve Lions 8-5 
 5. Monthey 6-6 
 6. Boncourt 6-6 
 7. Starwings 5-8 
 8. SAM Massagno 5-8 
 9. BBC Nyon 2-11 
 10. Zurich Wildcats 1-12 


Standings - LNB
LNB Standings
 1. Neuchatel 10-2 
 2. Bernex 10-2 
 3. Vevey 9-4 
 4. Momo Basket 8-4 
 5. Swiss Central 6-6 
 6. Vernier 5-7 
 7. DDV Lugano 5-7 
 8. Chene 5-8 
 9. Pully 5-8 
 10. Villars 5-8 
 11. Martigny 5-8 
 12. Bern 4-7 
 13. Acad.Fribourg 3-9 


Stats Leaders LNA
Points Per Game
 Shorown GLOVER
  Boncourt
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Glover, Boncourt23.8 
 2. Farokhmanesh, SAM M.23.3 
 3. Abukar, Lugano T.21.0 
 4. Popovich, SAV V.20.5 
 5. Brown, Starwings20.5 
 6. Polyblank, Geneve L.20.1 
 7. Smith, Fribourg19.6 
 8. Yates, Starwings18.6 
 9. Martin, BBC Nyon18.6 
 10. Byron, BBC Nyon17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cruz DANIELS
  BBC Nyon
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Daniels, BBC Nyon14.7 
 2. Yates, Starwings10.0 
 3. Thompson, Starw.9.8 
 4. Ofoegbu, SAM M.9.4 
 5. Gugino, Boncourt9.3 
 6. Smith, Fribourg8.6 
 7. Sloan, Geneve Lions8.3 
 8. Dos Santos, Bonco.8.3 
 9. Dacevic, SAV V.7.8 
 10. Finn, Lugano Tigers7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rickey GIBSON
  SAV Vacallo
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Gibson, SAV Vacallo7.8 
 2. Glover, Boncourt6.4 
 3. Draughan, Lugano T.5.0 
 4. Brown, Starwings4.6 
 5. Ross, Geneve Lions4.3 
 6. Buscaglia, Fribourg4.2 
 7. Petkovic, Fribourg4.2 
 8. Esterkamp, Fribo.4.2 
 9. Hollins, Starwings4.2 
 10. Louissaint, Month.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Shorown GLOVER
  Boncourt
  (180-G-87)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Glover, Boncourt4.8 
 2. Gibson, SAV Vacallo3.4 
 3. Gugino, Boncourt3.0 
 4. Draughan, Lugano T.2.8 
 5. Angley, Lugano T.2.8 
 6. Farokhmanesh, SAM M.2.8 
 7. Sharper, Monthey2.3 
 8. Efevberha, Lugano T.2.1 
 9. Louissaint, Month.2.1 
 10. Dacevic, SAV V.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Cruz DANIELS
  BBC Nyon
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Daniels, BBC Nyon3.3 
 2. Toure, Geneve Lions2.3 
 3. Lukic, Zurich W.1.7 
 4. Sloan, Geneve Lions1.5 
 5. Gugino, Boncourt1.5 
 6. Moris, Monthey1.3 
 7. Vogt, Fribourg1.1 
 8. Sanders, Lugano T.1.1 
 9. Thompson, Starw.1.1 
 10. Aw, Monthey1.0 


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  TURKEY   


Standings - TBL
TBL Standings
 1. Fener.Ulker 9-0 
 2. Galatasaray 7-2 
 3. Banvit 7-2 
 4. Besiktas 6-3 
 5. Efes Pilsen 6-3 
 6. Antalya 6-3 
 7. Karsiyaka 5-4 
 8. Olin Edirne 5-4 
 9. Bornova 5-4 
 10. Turk Telekom 4-5 
 11. Aliaga 3-6 
 12. Oyak Renault 2-7 
 13. Erdemir 2-7 
 14. Tofas 2-7 
 15. Trabzonspor 2-7 
 16. Mersin 1-8 


Stats Leaders - D1
Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Trabzonspor
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Karadeniz, Trabzons.21.6 
 2. Barbour, Erdemir20.8 
 3. Scales, Mersin20.3 
 4. Gibson, Oyak R.19.7 
 5. Smith, Bornova19.3 
 6. Seibutis, Olin Edirne19.3 
 7. Randle, Aliaga18.8 
 8. Mays, Oyak Renault18.4 
 9. Chatman, Besiktas17.4 
 10. Christopher, Antal.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 James MAYS
  Oyak Renault
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Mays, Oyak Renault11.0 
 2. Thomas, Erdemir10.7 
 3. Karadeniz, Trabzons.9.4 
 4. Wesson, Turk T.9.2 
 5. Smith, Bornova9.2 
 6. Samardjiski, Olin E.9.1 
 7. Aldemir, Karsiyaka9.1 
 8. Yucel, Mersin8.8 
 9. Francis, Bornova8.3 
 10. Ruzic, Tofas8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksandar RASIC
  Trabzonspor
  (195-G-84)
  Avg: 6
 1. Rasic, Trabzonspor6.0 
 2. Holston, Karsiyaka5.8 
 3. Chatman, Besiktas5.6 
 4. Rowe, Tofas4.7 
 5. Senturk, Bornova4.7 
 6. Ermis, Banvit4.4 
 7. Acik, Galatasaray4.3 
 8. Iverson, Besiktas4.3 
 9. Akin, Olin Edirne4.2 
 10. Smith, Bornova4.1 
Steals Per Game
 James MAYS
  Oyak Renault
  (206-F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Mays, Oyak Renault3.2 
 2. Coleman, Aliaga3.1 
 3. Waller, Oyak Renault2.9 
 4. Holston, Karsiyaka2.7 
 5. Scales, Mersin2.3 
 6. Rowe, Tofas2.3 
 7. Chatman, Besiktas2.3 
 8. Seibutis, Olin Edirne2.3 
 9. Gibson, Oyak R.2.2 
 10. Kinsey, Fener.Ulker2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Predrag SAMARDJISKI
  Olin Edirne
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Samardjiski, Olin E.2.4 
 2. Stiemsma, Turk T.1.9 
 3. Francis, Bornova1.6 
 4. Likholitov, Besiktas1.4 
 5. Simpsons, Turk T.1.4 
 6. Ogilvy, Besiktas1.3 
 7. Johnson, Erdemir1.3 
 8. Ruzic, Tofas1.2 
 9. Aldemir, Karsiyaka1.2 
 10. Dragojlovic, Trabzo.1.0 


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Aska Gets Double-Double - by David Edole
The Murray State Racers used a positive first half performance in earning a 73-65 win Saturday over Chattanooga in the McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, Tenn.

The Racers 15-point lead at half was whittled to 54-50 with 8:13 remaining, but MSU was able to hold the Mocs at bay by hitting 9-10 free throws in the final 3:30.

Ivan Aska (200-F-90), who did not start for the first time this season, came off the bench to get MSUs first double-double of the season with 17 points and 12 rebounds. He was 6-9 from the field and perfect from the free throw line in five tries.

MSU had nine different players scratch the scoring column with four in double figures. After Aska, MSU got 12 points from Isaiah Canaan, 11 from Isacc Miles and 10 from B.J. Jenkins.

If MSUs first half performance wasnt their best 20-minutes of the season, it was one the best certainly.

MSU shot 61 percent from the field on 19-21 shots, while holding the Mocs to 10-24 for 41 percent.

The Racers jumped in front 24-13 at the 8:40 mark on a feed from Jenkins to Ed Daniel, who made his first start of the season in Askas place. Daniel scored four points and grabbed three rebounds along with a steal and a blocked shot.

MSU grew their lead to 40-21 at the 3:53 mark on a Miles three-pointer and settled for a 45-30 lead at the break.

Ivan Askas 17 point-12 rebound effort is MSUs first double-double this season and the first for MSU since he turned in a similar game last December at ETSU with 17 and 14.



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  UBA   


Generals sign SWAC Player of the Year: Garrison Johnson - by Griselle Martis
The Southern Generals add former SWAC Player of the Year Garrison Johnson (6'5''-G-88, agency: Strategic Sports). He will be added to the Generals roster immediately for the showdown against UBA defending champs GIE Morrow Disciples Saturday afternoon.

Garrison Johnson, an explosive, 6-foot-5 scoring-machine, will join Southern Generals teammate Sunday afternoon as they match up with the Disciples.

' (Johnson) can be in the NBA right now,' coach White said Thursday at the Berean auditorium. 'But he was a kid we couldn't let pass us by, it's a great decision because we're going to work to make him a complete basketball player. Our goals are simple, get him to the next level.

Johnson was a standout at the Jackson St., who earned Player of the Year honors in the Conference (SWAC), averaged 18.9 points, five rebounds, two steals and a handful of jaw-dropping 30 point games.

Johnson's professional career has been an impressive one to say the least. He was selected in the 6th round of the NBA D-League Draft in '10 (Springfield Armor) and has worked out for several NBA teams. 'My goal are to make it to the NBA', said Johnson. I just have to prove to people I can really play on this level.




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  UKRAINE   


Superleague Round 20: BC Odessa defeats Hoverla in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News
The games are now more important than at the beginning of the Regular Season. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The closest game of round 20 was only two-point home defeat of higher ranked Hoverla (12-7) to seventh ranked BC Odessa (10-10) 88-90. BC Odessa trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 32-25 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Gary Buchanan (191-80, college: Villanova) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) who added 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Center Eric Coleman (200-85, college: N.Iowa, agent: Michael Hart) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Despite the victory BC Odessa stay at seventh position. Hoverla is currently in third place with a 12-7 record as they suffered their seventh loss. BC Odessa is looking forward to face league's second-placed BC Donetsk on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hoverla will play against Ferro-ZNTU in Zaporozhye and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Budivelnyk's (#1) 17-point home victory against 4th ranked Kryvbasbasket 89-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kryvbasbasket. The winners were led by British center Andrew Betts (216-77, college: Long Beach St.) who scored that evening 20 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and Lamayne Wilson who supported him with 20 points. Even 14 points and 4 assists by American guard Louis Hinnant (193-84, college: Boston Coll.) did not help to save the game for Kryvbasbasket. Both coaches used bench players. Budivelnyk (15-3) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They stay at first position. Kryvbasbasket is currently in fourth place with a 11-7 record as they suffered their seventh loss. Budivelnyk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kryvbasbasket will play at home against Hoverla (#3) in Frankivsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
First ranked Budivelnyk (15-3) crushed at home 7th ranked Mykolaiv (10-10) by 38 points 109-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The best player for the winners was Zach Morley who scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Olexiy Onufriyev produced 19 points for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players seeing no chance for a win. Budivelnyk have an impressive six-game winning streak. They stay at first position. Mykolaiv is currently in seventh place with a 10-10 record as they suffered their tenth loss. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Eleventh-ranked BC Kyiv (5-14) gave a tough game to seventh ranked Mykolaiv (10-10). The visitors from Mykolaiv managed to secure only three-point victory 74-71. But their fans expected much easier game. Olexiy Onufriyev orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Despite the victory Mykolaiv stay at seventh position. BC Kyiv is currently in eleventh place with a 5-14 record as they suffered their fourteenth loss. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
An interesting game took place in Odessa where 7th ranked BC Odessa (10-10) was upset on it's own court by tenth ranked Halychyna (10-10) 79-70 on Thursday. Worth to mention a great performance of Scott Morrison who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds. Halychyna's coach Andrei Podkovyrov used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Despite the victory Halychyna (7-12) stay at tenth position. BC Odessa is currently in seventh place with a 10-10 record as they suffered their tenth loss. Halychyna will face higher ranked Ferro-ZNTU (#9) in Zaporozhye 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 20: Bottom-ranked Khimik lost to DniproAzot on the opponent's court 78-85. Azovmash unfortunately lost to BC Donetsk in a home game 66-78. Dnipro managed to beat BC Kyiv on the road 88-81. Ferro-ZNTU defeated DniproAzot on it's own court 92-80. Azovmash beat Dnipro in Mariupol 91-80.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 34 points (!!!) by Vitaly Kovalenko of BC Kyiv.


DniproAzot - Khimik 85-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 13th ranked Khimik's (3-15) road loss to twelfth ranked DniproAzot (5-14) 78-85 on Saturday. DniproAzot made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. DniproAzot had a 29-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Delonte Holland (201-82, college: De Paul) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and 5 rebounds and Canadian power forward Michael Fraser (203-84, college: Oklahoma Baptist, agent: Michael Hart) who added 13 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. Bosnian forward Toni Bizaca (202-82) responded with 17 points and international swingman Alexander Kolchenko (198-88) scored 16 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Khimik's coach Zoran Martic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory allowed DniproAzot (5-14) to climb to the eleventh place. They share it with BC Kyiv. Khimik lost third consecutive game. The team is currently on the bottom position with a 3-15 record. DniproAzot will have a break next round. Khimik will play at home against Azovmash (#4) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Khimik: T.Bizaca 17+3reb+1ast, A.Kolchenko 16+1reb+3ast, C.Millage 16+2reb+2ast, E.Bavcic 13+4reb, S.Zavadsky 8+7reb+1ast, C.Howard 5+4reb+2ast
DniproAzot: D.Holland 27+5reb+3ast, L.Karim 18+5reb+3ast, M.Fraser 13+12reb+1ast, M.Balashov 10+2reb+1ast, B.Merriex 7+3reb, R.Sirsnins 6+7reb+4ast
gschID: 115514


Azovmash - BC Donetsk 66-78

Rather predictable result in Mariupol where second ranked BC Donetsk (14-4) defeated 5th ranked Azovmash (11-7) 78-66 on Sunday. The game was rather controlled by BC Donetsk. BC Donetsk dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Azovmash's 20. Worth to mention a great performance of Dominican guard Luis Flores (188-81, college: Manhattan) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and Serbian-Bosnian guard Sasa Vasiljevic (183-79, agent: Misko Raznatovic) who added 10 points and 7 assists during the contest. American forward Chris Owens (204-79, college: Texas, agent: Danny Servick) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) and his fellow American import guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) scored 16 points. Despite the victory BC Donetsk stay at second position having just one point less than leader Budivelnyk. Defending champion Azovmash is currently in fourth place with a 11-7 record as they suffered their seventh loss. BC Donetsk will face BC Odessa (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Azovmash will play against Khimik (#13) in Yuzhny.
Top scorers:
Azovmash: C.Owens 19+12reb+3ast, R.Curry 16+3reb+3ast, M.Ivshyn 14+4reb+1ast, C.Thomas 9+3reb, F.House 5+2reb+2ast, A.Skutyelnik 3+1ast
BC Donetsk: L.Flores 27+4reb+3ast, V.Gurtovoy 14+2reb+1ast, S.Vasiljevic 10+3reb+7ast, B.Cvetkovic 9+8reb, I.Shkurupiy 8+1reb+1ast, J.Edwards 6+6reb
gschID: 118679


BC Kyiv - Dnipro 81-88

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked BC Kyiv (5-14) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Dnipro (10-9) 88-81 on Monday. Dnipro trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 32-13 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Daniel Kozlov (207-82) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Steve Burtt (185-84, college: Iona) who added 22 points and 7 assists during the contest. Four Dnipro players scored in double figures. The former international forward Vitaly Kovalenko (201-84) responded with 34 points (!!!) and the former international forward Oleg Saltovets (202-77) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. BC Kyiv's coach Vitaliy Cherniy rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Despite the victory Dnipro stay at sixth position. BC Kyiv is currently in eleventh place with a 5-14 record as they suffered their fourteenth loss. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
BC Kyiv: V.Kovalenko 34+1reb+2ast, O.Lypovyy 20+2reb+4ast, O.Saltovets 14+12reb, M.Sandul 5+3reb+1ast, P.Burenko 5+4reb+5ast, O.Tischenko 3+1reb+1ast
Dnipro: D.Kozlov 23+9reb+2ast, S.Burtt 22+3reb+7ast, D.Ivanov 13+1reb+1ast, D.Brown 12+8reb+3ast, A.Pettway 7+10reb, M.Austin 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 118680


Ferro-ZNTU - DniproAzot 92-80

Everything went according to plan in Zaporozhye where ninth ranked Ferro-ZNTU (9-10) beat 12th ranked DniproAzot (5-14) 92-80 on Tuesday. Ferro-ZNTU trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually win the game 92-80. Ferro-ZNTU made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Keddric Mays (183-84, agent: Michael Hart) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import forward Christian Burns (203-85, college: Philadelphia, agent: Michael Hart) who added 17 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Five Ferro-ZNTU players scored in double figures. American forward Delonte Holland (201-82, college: De Paul) responded with 28 points and 5 rebounds and Canadian power forward Michael Fraser (203-84, college: Oklahoma Baptist, agent: Michael Hart) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Despite the victory Ferro-ZNTU stay at ninth position. DniproAzot lost tenth consecutive game. The team is currently in eleventh place with a 5-14 record. Ferro-ZNTU will face higher ranked Hoverla (#3) in Frankivsk in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
DniproAzot: D.Holland 28+5reb+2ast, M.Fraser 17+14reb+1ast, B.Merriex 9+4reb, S.Gorbenko 9+2reb, L.Karim 8+4reb+2ast, R.Sirsnins 7+1reb+3ast
Ferro-ZNTU: K.Mays 20+6reb+2ast, C.Burns 17+6reb+1ast, V.Hunter 14+8reb+1ast, O.Efejuku 14+7reb+2ast, A.Johnson 13+5reb+2ast, H.Kandrusevich 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 118681


Hoverla - BC Odessa 88-90

The closest game of round 20 was only two-point a home defeat of higher ranked Hoverla (12-7) to seventh ranked BC Odessa (10-10) 88-90. BC Odessa trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 32-25 charge, which allowed them to win the game. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Gary Buchanan (191-80, college: Villanova) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) who added 18 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Center Eric Coleman (200-85, college: N.Iowa, agent: Michael Hart) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field) and guard Jeremy Chappell (191-87, college: Robert Morris, agent: Michael Hart) scored 24 points and 5 rebounds. Five BC Odessa and four Hoverla players scored in double figures. Despite the victory BC Odessa stay at seventh position. Hoverla is currently in third place with a 12-7 record as they suffered their seventh loss. BC Odessa is looking forward to face league's second-placed BC Donetsk on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Hoverla will play against Ferro-ZNTU in Zaporozhye and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hoverla: E.Coleman 25+9reb, J.Chappell 24+5reb+3ast, D.Zimmerman 13+8reb+9ast, V.Gerasimchuk 10+2reb, I.Kryvych 8+3reb+3ast, P.Ulyanko 6+4reb+2ast
BC Odessa: J.DeGroat 18+6reb, J.Brewer 17+3reb+3ast, G.Buchanan 15+5reb+4ast, A.Washington 13+1reb+4ast, S.Balashov 11+9reb, R.Kryvych 9+3reb
gschID: 118682


BC Odessa - Halychyna 70-79

An interesting game took place in Odessa where 7th ranked BC Odessa (10-10) was upset on it's own court by tenth ranked Halychyna (10-10) 79-70 on Thursday. Halychyna outrebounded BC Odessa 45-31 including a 37-23 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian center Scott Morrison (212-86, college: Portland St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds and American guard Nick Williams (192-83, college: Cincinnati, agent: Misko Raznatovic) who added 20 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Halychyna players scored in double figures. Halychyna's coach Andrei Podkovyrov used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American guard Andrew Washington (191-84, college: Delaware) responded with 22 points and his fellow American import forward John DeGroat (198-85, college: Pittsburgh) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Despite the victory Halychyna (7-12) stay at tenth position. BC Odessa is currently in seventh place with a 10-10 record as they suffered their tenth loss. Halychyna will face higher ranked Ferro-ZNTU (#9) in Zaporozhye in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
BC Odessa: A.Washington 22+3reb+1ast, J.DeGroat 15+7reb+2ast, G.Buchanan 8+6reb+1ast, G.Navickas 6+2reb+3ast, S.Balashov 6+2reb+1ast, A.Shvets 5+5reb+2ast
Halychyna: S.Morrison 25+12reb, N.Williams 20+7reb, A.Wiggins 12+11reb, T.Abernethy 10+3reb+3ast, Y.Zubrytskyi 7+2reb+3ast, A.Bagriy 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 115511


BC Kyiv - Mykolaiv 71-74

Eleventh-ranked BC Kyiv (5-14) gave a tough game to seventh ranked Mykolaiv (10-10). The visitors from Mykolaiv managed to secure only three-point victory 74-71. But their fans expected much easier game. It looked good early as BC Kyiv took an 4-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Mykolaiv had a 21-14 second quarter charge getting the lead and BC Kyiv was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-74. Mykolaiv forced 20 BC Kyiv turnovers. Strangely BC Kyiv outrebounded Mykolaiv 46-31 including 31 on the defensive glass. International forward Olexiy Onufriyev (200-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 rebounds. American guard Justin Love (188-78, college: St.Louis) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five Mykolaiv players scored in double figures. Guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91) replied with 19 points and guard Pavlo Burenko (188-90) added 11 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for BC Kyiv. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Despite the victory Mykolaiv stay at seventh position. BC Kyiv is currently in eleventh place with a 5-14 record as they suffered their fourteenth loss. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
BC Kyiv: O.Lypovyy 19+4reb+2ast, R.Otverchenko 16+6reb, P.Burenko 11+8reb+4ast, M.Sandul 7+10reb+6ast, V.Kovalenko 7+7reb, O.Saltovets 6+7reb
Mykolaiv: J.Love 16+4reb, O.Onufriyev 16+7reb+2ast, A.Butskyy 14+3ast, J.Hughes 12+5reb, L.Iailo 10+7reb+1ast, B.Greene 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 115512


Budivelnyk - Mykolaiv 109-71

First ranked Budivelnyk (15-3) crushed at home 7th ranked Mykolaiv (10-10) by 38 points 109-71, which is the biggest margin this round on Saturday night. The game without a history. Budivelnyk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Budivelnyk shot 66.7 percent from the field and had 23 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Mykolaiv only scored six points from the stripe. Budivelnyk outrebounded Mykolaiv 34-21 including a 28-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American forward Zach Morley (203-83, college: Wisconsin) who scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). International guard Denys Lukashov (190-89) chipped in 10 points and 8 assists. Four Budivelnyk players scored in double figures. International forward Olexiy Onufriyev (200-82) produced 19 points and American guard Justin Love (188-78, college: St.Louis) added 14 points respectively for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players seeing no chance for a win. Budivelnyk have an impressive six-game winning streak. They stay at first position. Mykolaiv is currently in seventh place with a 10-10 record as they suffered their tenth loss. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Mykolaiv: O.Onufriyev 19+3reb+1ast, J.Love 14+3reb, A.Butskyy 10+4ast, L.Iailo 8+3reb+4ast, J.Hughes 8+3reb+1ast, B.Greene 6+4reb
Budivelnyk: D.Ikovlev 16+5reb, A.Betts 16+4reb+1ast, Z.Morley 15+4reb+3ast, M.Anisimovas 10+3reb+1ast, L.Stefanishin 10+1ast, D.Lukashov 10+3reb+8ast
gschID: 115513


Budivelnyk - Kryvbasbasket 89-72

Very significant was Budivelnyk's (#1) 17-point home victory against 4th ranked Kryvbasbasket 89-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kryvbasbasket. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Budivelnyk's preassure prevailed and they won that period 30-16 extending their advantage to 17 points. They made 20-of-21 charity shots (95.2 percent) during the game. The winners were led by British center Andrew Betts (216-77, college: Long Beach St.) who scored that evening 20 points (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and American forward Lamayne Wilson (204-80, college: Troy) who supported him with 20 points. Even 14 points and 4 assists by American guard Louis Hinnant (193-84, college: Boston Coll.) did not help to save the game for Kryvbasbasket. International power forward Igor Zaitsev (211-89) added 15 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. Four Kryvbasbasket players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players seeing no chance for a win. Budivelnyk (15-3) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They stay at first position. Kryvbasbasket is currently in fourth place with a 11-7 record as they suffered their seventh loss. Budivelnyk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Kryvbasbasket will play at home against Hoverla (#3) in Frankivsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kryvbasbasket: I.Zaitsev 15+5reb, L.Hinnant 14+3reb+4ast, I.Krivtsov 12+6reb+1ast, E.Annenkov 10+1reb, J.Zuza 9+3reb, V.Kondratovets 3+1reb
Budivelnyk: L.Wilson 20+2reb, A.Betts 20+2reb+1ast, W.Keys 14+7ast, Z.Morley 9+4reb+1ast, A.Agafonov 9+7reb, L.Stefanishin 8+1reb
gschID: 115510


Dnipro - Azovmash 80-91

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 6th ranked Dnipro's (10-9) home loss to fifth ranked Azovmash (11-7) 80-91 on Thursday. The game rwas ather controlled by Azovmash. Dnipro managed to win fourth quarter 19-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Ramel Curry (191-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Charles Thomas (203-86, college: Arkansas, agent: Michael Hart) who added 18 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Five Azovmash players scored in double figures. American guard Steve Burtt (185-84, college: Iona) responded with 29 points and Canadian forward Denham Brown (198-83, college: Connecticut, agent: Keith Kreiter) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Dnipro's coach Denys Zhuravlov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory allowed current champions Azovmash (11-7) to climb to the fourth place. They share it with Kryvbasbasket. Dnipro is currently in sixth position with a 10-9 record as they suffered their ninth loss. Azovmash will face bottom-ranked Khimik (#13) in Yuzhny in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Dnipro: S.Burtt 29+2reb+3ast, D.Brown 13+5reb+2ast, D.Kozlov 11+1reb+1ast, M.Vilkhovetskyi 9+3ast, D.Ivanov 8+4reb, M.Kornienko 7+4reb
Azovmash: C.Thomas 18+8reb+2ast, R.Curry 18+9reb+4ast, D.Alexander 17+7reb+1ast, F.House 13+1reb+2ast, C.Owens 11+5reb+2ast, M.Pustozvonov 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 115509




Standings - Superleague
Superleague Standings
 1. Budivelnyk 15-3 
 2. BC Donetsk 14-4 
 3. Hoverla 12-7 
 4. Azovmash 11-7 
 5. Kryvbasbasket 11-7 
 6. Dnipro 10-9 
 7. Mykolaiv 10-10 
 8. BC Odessa 10-10 
 9. Ferro-ZNTU 9-10 
 10. Halychyna 7-12 
 11. BC Kyiv 5-14 
 12. DniproAzot 5-14 
 13. Khimik 3-15 


Stats Leaders - Men
Points Per Game
 Steve BURTT
  Dnipro
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Burtt, Dnipro23.4 
 2. Burns, Fe.19.4 
 3. Flores, BC Donetsk17.1 
 4. Efejuku, Fe.16.9 
 5. Washington, BC Od.16.8 
 6. Curry, Azovmash