EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 5/30/2010

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  ASIAN CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Al Rayyan and Mahram to clash in the Final - by Eurobasket News
Semifinals
Al Rayyan - ASU 82:62
Al Rayyan celebrated a confident win in the first semifinal at the Asia Champions Cup. The hosts entertained the fans in Doha as they rolled past ASU of Jordan. Erfan Ali Saeed (200-F-83) and Omer Abgader Salem (205-C-83) knocked down 15 points apiece to lead Al Rayyan.
Al Rayyan and ASU stayed close throughout the opening frame. The Qatari champions posted a narrow 18:16 advantage at the first break. Both teams stressed defense in the second period. Al Rayyan were more successful as they recorded a 36:30 advantage at the interval. The third period was marked by an overwhelming dominance of the home side. Al Rayyan limited their opponents to just 9 points and finished the frame up by as many as 18 points 57:39. The Qatari team looked solid in the fourth quarter and easily sealed the winning outcome at the end.
Tanguy Ngombo (196-F-89, agency: Court Side) delivered 14 points for Al Rayyan. Cory Bradford netted 13 points in the victory. James Williams (204-F-79, college: Brown Mackie) responded with 17 points for ASU. Zaid Abbaas (203-F-83) had 13 points in the losing effort.

Al Rayyan: Erfan Ali Saeed 17, Omer Abgader Salem 17, Tanguy Ngombo 14
ASU: James Williams 17, Zaid Abbaas 13

Mahram - Al Riyadi 71:64
Mahram put on a clinical defensive show to secure the victory at the Asia Champions Cup semifinal. The defending champions prevailed against Al Riyadi of Lebanon to face hosting Al Rayyan in the title decider. Al Riaydi will take on ASU in the consolation final.
Jackson Vroman (208-C/F-81, college: Iowa St.) was pivotal in the opening frame. Mahram centre scored 8 points to help them accumulate a 17:13 lead at the break. Mahram kept on mounting the pressure in the second frame. They held Al Riyadi to just 8 points in the second period and built a 32:21 lead at the intermission. Mahram kept the Lebanese champions at safe distance throughout the third quarter. The margin grew at 19 points heading into the fourth stanza. Al Riyadi managed to cut the distance as they unleashed an 8:0 run early in the fourth term. But Mahram quickly stopped the bleeding and raced to the victory at the end.
Samad Nikkhah (199-G/F-83, agency: SportsList Inc.) nailed 27 points to lead Mahram. Jackson Vroman added 18 points, while Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona) notched 15 points in the winning case. Fadi El Khatib (199-F-79, agency: Pro Management Agency) responded with 20 points for Al Riyadi. Nate Johnson (199-F-77, college: Louisville) netted 16 points in the loss.

Mahram: Samad Nikkhah 27, Jackson Vroman 18, Loren Woods 15
Al Riyadi: Fadi El Khatib 20, Nate Johnson 16

5-8 place
Astana Tigers - Al Hilal 64:50

Astana Tigers claimed the third win at the Asia Champions Cup. They held off Al Hilal in Doha today. The Kazakh champions will now face the winner of Smart Gilas vs. Al Jalaa for the fifth overall position at the tournament. Astana will try to beat their 2007 result when the Tigers finished in the sixth position. Anton Ponomarev (209-C/F-88, agency: Court Side) scored 14 points to lead the Kazakh team to the victory today.
The Tigers stayed in charge in the starting frame. They posted a 22:16 lead at the first break. Astana did not allow the Saudi Arabia team to get any closer in the second frame and finished the half ahead by 7 points 38:31. Astana maintained the advantage in the third period. Astana headed into the fourth frame up by 8 points 48:40. Al Hilal could not change things around in the fourth period and had to yield at the end.
Dmitriy Gavrilov (205-F-86) notched 11 points in the winning case. DerMarr Johnson (206-G-80, college: Cincinnati) answered with 23 points for Al Hilal. Mohammad Al Saqr (178-G-85) netted 12 points in the loss.

Astana Tigers: Anton Ponomarev 14, Dmitriy Gavrilov 11
Al Hilal: DerMarr Johnson 23, Mohammad Al Saqr 12

Smart Gilas - Al Jalaa 81:83
Sharif El Sharif hit a buzzer-beater to allow Al Jalaa celebrate a narrow victory over Smart Gilas in the classification round of Asia Champions Cup. The Syrian champions will now face the Kazakh counterparts Astana Tigers in the battle for the 5th spot. Smart Gilas will aim at finishing seventh when they take on Al Hilal tomorrow. Garnett Thompson (207-F/C-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Providence) knocked down 23 points to pace Al Jalaa to the victory.
The game did not look so bright for Al Jalaa at the early stages. Smart Gilas dominated the first half. The Filipino champions recorded a 21:14 buffer at the first break. They never slowed down in the second stanza. The gap grew at 11-point distance at halftime. But gradually Al Jalaa found the right rhythm. They narrowed the gap at just 2-point mark with ten minutes to go. Al Jalaa denied the deficit in the fourth period and the teams stayed close setting up mouth-watering final minutes. The scoreboard read 81 apiece when Dylan Ababou missed his jumper. Garnett Thompson came up with the rebound and found Sharif El Sharif who unleashed his shot right on the money bringing the victory for Al Jalaa.
Michel Maadanli (196-G-81) finished with 17 points for Al Jalaa. Chris Tiu (178-G-85) responded with 17 points for Smart Gilas. Mac Baracael (193-F/G-85) had 15 points in the loss.

Smart Gilas: Garnett Thompson 23, Michel Maadanli 17
Al Jalaa: Chris Tiu 17, Mac Baracael 15



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  AUSTRALIA   


Standings - ABA
ABA Standings
Big V
 1. Ringwood H. 11-1 
 2. Diamond V.E. 9-3 
 3. Waverley F. 8-2 
 4. Melbourne 5-7 
 5. Hume City 4-8 
 6. Bulleen B. 3-7 
 7. Sherbrooke S. 3-8 
 8. Eltham W. 1-8 
Central ABL
 1. Norwood F. 8-2 
 2. Sturt S. 8-2 
 3. W.Adelaide B. 8-2 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 7-3 
 5. Forestville E. 6-4 
 6. Eastern M. 4-6 
 7. S.Adelaide P. 3-7 
 8. Woodville W. 3-7 
 9. South.Tigers 2-8 
 10. C.District L. 1-9 
QBL
 1. Rockhampton 5-0 
 2. SW Metro P. 5-0 
 3. Mackay M. 5-1 
 4. Northside W. 5-1 
 5. Cairns M. 3-2 
 6. Gold Coast G. 3-2 
 7. Townsville H. 3-3 
 8. Bundaberg B. 2-1 
 9. Gladstone P. 2-3 
 10. Ipswich F. 2-4 
 11. Brisbane C. 1-5 
 12. Maroochydore 1-5 
 13. Caboolture S. 1-6 
 14. Toowoomba 0-5 
SEABL-East
 1. Bendigo B. 12-3 
 2. Kilsyth C. 10-5 
 3. Brisbane S. 8-6 
 4. Ballarat M. 8-7 
 5. Knox R. 7-7 
 6. Dandenong 6-10 
 7. AIS 3-7 
 8. Canberra G. 3-11 
SEABL-South
 1. Sandringham S. 10-3 
 2. Geelong S. 9-6 
 3. Hobart C. 9-6 
 4. Nunawading S. 8-7 
 5. NW Tasmania 7-7 
 6. Mt Gambier 6-7 
 7. Frankston B. 4-11 
 8. Albury W.B. 3-10 
WARATAH
 1. Sydney C. 8-2 
 2. Parramatta W. 7-2 
 3. Manly Warr. 7-3 
 4. Newcastle H. 7-3 
 5. Norths Bears 6-4 
 6. Bankstown B. 5-5 
 7. Maitland M. 3-4 
 8. Hills H. 3-5 
 9. Hornsby S. 3-7 
 10. Canberra N. 1-8 
 11. Sutherland S. 1-8 


Standings - SBL
SBL Standings
 1. Geraldton B. 13-3 
 2. Willetton T. 13-4 
 3. Lakeside L. 12-4 
 4. Goldfield G. 11-5 
 5. Perth R. 10-6 
 6. East Perth E. 9-8 
 7. Perry Lakes H. 9-8 
 8. Wanneroo W. 9-8 
 9. Stirling S. 8-8 
 10. Mandurah M. 6-10 
 11. Rockingham F. 6-10 
 12. Cockburn C. 5-11 
 13. Kalamunda E.S. 4-13 
 14. SW Slammers 0-17 


Big V and Central ABL Saturday results - by Eurobasket News
Big V Round started with Hume City rolling over Sherbrooke at the Broadmeadows Basketball Stadium. Brad Bridgewater (203-F-80, college: LSU) top-scored for the winners with 34 points and 16 rebounds, while Paul Sianidis followed him with 12. Jermaine Maybank (193-G-82, agency: Tank Sports, college: Kansas St.) collected 11 points and 9 rebounds and Christopher Stanko posted 8. Christopher Payne (187-G-84) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort.
Diamond Valley overcame Melbourne 90:80. Warwick Straw stepped up with 25 points and Luke Valentine followed him with 20. Yusuf Qaafow brought 16 points in defeat, while Bo Westover delivered 14.
Ringwood smashed Bulleen 120:78 as six players scored in double figures. Kevin Ratzsch (201-F, college: Northern St.) led them all with 26 points and 12 rebounds, while Luke Mcmillan produced 22. Daryl Corletto netted 19 and Willie Weimer notched 15.
In 2010 Central ABL Men North Adelaide Rockets outscored Eastern Mavericks 102:80. Pero Vasilijevic was unstoppable with 30 points and 17 rebounds, while Nick Hambour nailed 17. Shane Breheny (198-F-84) delivered 28 points in the losing effort. Norwood Flames beat South Adelaide Panthers 84:74 as Keith Krause (205-F-78, college: Montana St. - Billin) top-scored with 22 points. Southern Tigers were defeated by Sturt Sabres 58:85 at the Morphett Vale, while Central Districts Lions lost to Woodville Warriors 72:83 at Starplex. Forestville Eagles were beaten by West Adelaide Bearcats 65:73 at Wayville.



SBL: Geraldton Buccaneers is on top with 13-3 record - by Eurobasket News
Geraldton Buccaneers edged Mandurah Magic at the Tip Top Stadium 108:99 as Ryan Zamroz (191-G, college: Master's) delivered 37 points for the winners. Kalamunda Eastern Suns lost to Rockingham Flames at the Ray Owen Sports Centre 80:91 as Travis Moore (203-C-79) stepped up with 24 points. Goldfields Giants overcame Cockburn Cougars at the Neils Hansen Basketball Stadium 83:73. Ryan Hulme top-scored for the winners with 25 points and John Vaudreuil (203-C, college: Minn.-Duluth) collected 20 points and 13 rebounds.
Southwest Slammers were beaten by Perth Redbacks at the Eaton Recreation Centre 70:104. Jesse Wagstaff (203-F-86, college: Metro St.) led the way with 35 points and 10 rebounds, while Jesse Wagstaff had 17 points and 10 boards.
Wanneroo Wolves overcame Lakeside Lightning at the Joondalup Basketball Stadium 102:97. Sebestian Salinas stepped up with 31 points for the winners and Tony Pearman (186-G-79) added 14. Benjamin Beran replied with 35 points and 11 rebounds in defeat.
Rockingham Flames were beaten by Perry Lakes Hawks at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex 92:106 as the latter got 35 points from Martin Vahala (194-G-88). Peter Crawford and Benjamin Purser (198-G/F-90) followed him with 23 points each.
Stirling Senators rolled over East Perth Eagles at the Warwick Leisure Centre 107:96. Edward Morris Jr top-scored for the winners with 32 points and Geordie Cullen followed him with 18. Stephen Weigh produced 28 points in defeat.
Willetton Tigers cruised past Kalamunda Eastern Suns at the Willetton Basketball Stadium 109:64 as Cameron Tovey (200-F-85, college: Augusta St.) paced all the winners with 25 points and 10 caroms.



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  AUSTRIA   


Moric will stay in Klosterneuburg, Greimeister inks with Dukes - by Stefan Prager
The Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg who finished in third place this season but got thrown out in the first round of the Austrian playoffs by the Bulls renewed the contract of Forward Marko Moric (207-F-81, agency: World Sport Agency). Moric will stay in Klosterneuburg for more year. Moric used to be a force in the ABL but was hampered by injuries throughout the season.The Dukes hope to see the Croatians full potential in the upcoming season. Moric averaged 9.5 ppg and 6.7 rpg in 27 games this season.

Meanwhile the Dukes announced that U20 national team player Christoph Greimeister (204-C-90) has inked with the club. Greimeister is coming from UBC St. Poelten where he barely saw game time last year. The Dukes hope to get some minutes from Greimeister to disburden Damir Hamidovic who is going into his 20th season with the Dukes. Greimeister averaged 2.0ppg and 1.9rpg in just 10 games last season.


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  BAHRAIN   


Finals for the history books - by Yousef Ahmed
Al Ahli and Al Manama will be looking to make history when the best-of-five championship series of the Zain Bahrain Basketball League gets underway on Monday. Both teams are currently tied as the league's most successful teams, with 16 titles apiece in history.

The Bahrain Basketball Association (BBA) confirmed the finals schedule last night.

Following Monday's series-opening contest, game two will take place on Friday next week, with game three scheduled for June 7. If needed, game four will be played on June 10 and game five on June 14.

Defending champions Ahli booked a return trip to the finals series after defeating gritty Al Hala in three games in the semi-final round. Al Manama, on the other hand, took care of Cup champions Muharraq with a sweep.

The championship battle is a rematch of the 2007 final, when Ahli defeated Al Manama in three games.



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  BELARUS   


Aliakseyeu, Kandrusevich and Charykau bring bronze - by Eurobasket News
Mikalai Aliakseyeu (212-C-78, agency: High Post Agency, college: Buffalo) brings bronze from Hungary as his Polaroid Lami-Ved Kormend finished third. Mikalai Aliakseyeu averaged 13.0 points per game for his Hungarian team. Moreover he had 5.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists.
Mikalai Aliakseyeu could even advance to the Final with his team, however Atomeromu finished the series with 3-2 after 80:79 win in game 5. Anthony Dill was a key player for the hosts last night with 22 points and 7 rebounds. Akos Horvath helped with 15 pts. On the other side, Kormend got 21 points from Gergely Fodor, while Mikalai Aliakseyeu nailed 17.
In the series for the third place Mikalai Aliakseyeus team beat Szolnoki Olaj KK 2-1. In the last game they rolled over the opponent 86:79. American point guard, Jermaine Thomas had amazing 31 points and 6 assists. Rudolf Trummer played also his best game of the season scoring 21 points including five three pointers in only 26 minutes on the court. Ousmane Barro had a double-double with 31 points, 12 rebounds.
Heorhi Kandrusevich (198-F-78, agency: Promotex) and Siarhei Charykau (185-G-82, college: Yakima Valley CC) meanwhile finished third with Ukrainian Ferro. Ferro from Zaporizhya finished third in the Play-offs winning the series over BC Kyiv.
At first Ferro had an easy 105:77 win to take the lead in the series. Kevin Tiggs paced all the winners with 31 points and Steve Burtt collected 21 points and 11 rebounds. Charles Thomas and Charles Thomas posted 16 points each. Kravtsov responded with 17 points in the losing effort.
In Game 2 Ferro celebrated 79:73 win trailing after the first half. A 23-16 in the third quarter and 29-20 in the last stanza were enough to win the game. Steve Burtt top-scored for the winners with 33 points and Kondrusevich added 14. Vincent Hunter and Charles Thomas followed them with 13 points each.
In Game 3 Ferro celebrated 90:86 win taking 24-14 after the opening quarter. Kyiv responded with 22-18 in the second frame and won the third period 25-21. Ferro meanwhile held off the opponents in the last stanza and won the series. Steve Burtt exploded with 29 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Vincent Hunter followed him with 20 points, while Kevin Tiggs and Charles Thomas notched 13 apiece. Dmitri Briantsev delivered 20 points in the losing effort.
Heorhi Kandrusevich averaged 9.4 points per game and recorded 21 points early in April. Ferro-ZNTU upset Dnipro for the second time in a row in the Quarter-Finals as Steve Burtt exploded with 37 points and 6 assists to lead the hosts. Heorhi Kandrusevich netted 21 points for Ferro-ZNTU. Jason Crowe delivered 21 points and 10 assists for Dnipro. Aaron Pettway finished with 13 points and 9 rebounds in the loss.
Siarhei Charykau averaged 2.2 points per game and 2.8 assists.



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  BELGIUM   


Stats Leaders - Division I
Points Per Game
 Brian GREENE
  Aalstar
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Greene, Aalstar16.8 
 2. Melson, Gent16.0 
 3. Black, Antwerp15.9 
 4. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.15.6 
 5. McNeal, M.Hainaut15.3 
 6. Thomas, Liege15.1 
 7. Green, Liege14.1 
 8. Freeman, Verviers.14.0 
 9. Banks, Liege13.9 
 10. Lojeski, Oostende13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will THOMAS
  Liege
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Thomas, Liege8.8 
 2. Ebong, M.Hainaut8.6 
 3. Randle, Gent8.3 
 4. Young, Leuven7.8 
 5. Merriex, Aalstar7.6 
 6. Brown, Antwerp6.5 
 7. Greene, Aalstar6.4 
 8. Hilliard, Verviers.6.4 
 9. Pelle, Oostende6.3 
 10. Beghin, Antwerp5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Stanley BURRELL
  Aalstar
  (190-G-84)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Burrell, Verviers.4.6 
 2. Gill, Oostende4.3 
 3. Bosco, Gent3.9 
 4. Loubry, Gent3.8 
 5. Green, Liege3.8 
 6. Johnson, Charleroi3.7 
 7. Hamilton, Charleroi3.2 
 8. Tabu, Charleroi2.8 
 9. Black, Antwerp2.6 
 10. Wilson, Aalstar2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Loren STOKES
  Aalstar
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Stokes, Aalstar2.3 
 2. Gill, Oostende2.2 
 3. Hopkins, Antwerp2.2 
 4. Thomas, Liege2.0 
 5. Bosco, Gent1.9 
 6. Black, Antwerp1.9 
 7. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.1.9 
 8. Anderson, Leuven1.8 
 9. Greene, Aalstar1.8 
 10. Pelle, Oostende1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Charleroi
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Riddick, Charleroi1.2 
 2. Wilson, Verviers-Pep.0.9 
 3. Wilkinson, Charleroi0.9 
 4. Pelle, Oostende0.9 
 5. Young, Leuven0.8 
 6. Randle, Gent0.7 
 7. Tofi, Verviers-Pep.0.6 
 8. McNeal, M.Hainaut0.6 
 9. Barber, Aalstar0.6 
 10. Brown, Antwerp0.5 


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  BOSNIA   


Sabit Hadzic close to NT bench - by Miljan Veskovic
President of the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina Nihad Imanovic, based on the authority of the Managing Board KSBiH, will propose Sabit Hadzic as the new head coach of the national team.
Sabit Hadzic was already on this position between the 1997 and 2001 and under his lead Bosnia and Herzegovina qualified to the European Championships three times in a row. Beside the national team Sabit Hadzic also coached: Bosna Sarajevo, Mitteldeutscher Basketball Club (Germany), Al Ittihad (Saudi Arabia), Dukagjini Peje (UMNIK Kosovo), Al Jalaa Aleppo (Syria) and Kepez Bld Antalya (Turkey).
In the next few days the National Federation Council should approve this proposal and Sabit Hadzic will officially become the new head coach of the national team.


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  BRAZIL   


NBB Final is tied at 1-1 - by Eurobasket News
Universo/BRB - Flamengo 93:90

Universo/BRB celebrated the first win in the NBB Final. They shot down Flamengo in Brasilia to draw things level in the championship series. Guilherme Giovannoni (202-F-80, agency: Interperformances) scored 19 points to lead balanced offensive effort from Universo/BRB.
Flamengo opened the game in a commanding manner. The Rio de Janeiro team dominated the starting frame and rolled to a 27:21 lead at the first break. But Universo/BRB gradually took over and started trimming the deficit in the second stanza. The halftime scoreboard read 44:45 for Flamengo. Universo/BRB surged ahead in the third frame. Universo/BRB pulled away from their opponents to establish a 69:61 advantage heading into the fourth period. Flamengo led by Marcelinho Machado (199-F/G-75, agency: Interperformances) tried to change things around in the fourth period but came up short of victory at the end.
Alexandre Garcia (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) and Jose Estevam Ferreira (211-C-78) knocked down 17 points apiece in the winning effort. Valtinho Silva (187-G-77, agency: Interperformances) canned 15 points for the Brasilia outfit. Marcelinho Machado unloaded 41 points for Flamengo. Guilherme Teichmann (204-F/C-83, college: Tulsa) netted 20 points in the losing case. The third game of the series is scheduled for May 30.

Universo/BRB: Guilherme Giovannoni 19, Alexandre Garcia 17, Jose Estevam Ferreira 17
Flamengo: Marcelinho Machado 41, Guilherme Teichmann 20



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  CHILE   


Standings - LIBSUR
LIBSUR Standings
North Group
 1. CD Valdiva 6-0 
 2. CD Victoria 5-1 
 3. AB Temuco 3-2 
 4. CD Carahue 2-4 
 5. CD Imperial 2-4 
 6. CD Las Animas 1-4 
 7. CD Lautaro 1-5 
South Group
 1. AB Ancud 5-1 
 2. CD Castro 5-1 
 3. CD U.Los Lagos 5-1 
 4. CD Puerto Varas 3-3 
 5. CB Osorno 2-4 
 6. DA Puerto Varas 1-5 
 7. CD Esp. Osorno 0-6 


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  CROATIA   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Trogir
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 21
 1. Bizaca, Trogir21.0 
 2. Vragovic, Dubrava20.7 
 3. Zoric, KK.20.3 
 4. Gordon, Cibona19.2 
 5. Peric, Zadar18.4 
 6. Bogdanovic, Cibona17.9 
 7. Spahija, Svjetlost17.7 
 8. Filipovic, Sibenik16.8 
 9. Stipcevic, Zadar16.4 
 10. Drezga, Trogir16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jurica SPAHIJA
  Svjetlost
  (203-F/C-83)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Spahija, Svjetlost10.2 
 2. Zoric, KK.9.1 
 3. Ruzic, Zadar8.7 
 4. Sakic, Dubrava7.2 
 5. Peric, Zadar7.1 
 6. Macura, KK Split7.0 
 7. Vukicevic, Svjetlost7.0 
 8. Krapic, Zabok7.0 
 9. Krolo, Darda7.0 
 10. Maric, Dubrava6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jamont GORDON
  Cibona
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Gordon, Cibona4.6 
 2. Bazdaric, Cedevita4.1 
 3. Mulaomerovic, KK Za.4.1 
 4. Tomeljak, Zabok4.1 
 5. Stipcevic, Zadar3.7 
 6. Cosic, Svjetlost3.7 
 7. Blajic, Trogir3.7 
 8. Norac, Svjetlost3.6 
 9. Camagajevac, Darda3.6 
 10. Sumic, KK Split3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vinko BOSNJAK
  Dubrava
  (186-G-80)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bosnjak, Dubrava2.4 
 2. Norac, Svjetlost2.4 
 3. Stipcevic, Zadar2.1 
 4. Sumic, KK Split2.0 
 5. Katic, KK Split1.9 
 6. Gordon, Cibona1.8 
 7. Kruslin, Dubrovnik1.8 
 8. Car, Zadar1.7 
 9. Krstic, KK.1.6 
 10. Cosic, Svjetlost1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jere MACURA
  KK Split
  (205-F-80)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Macura, KK Split1.6 
 2. Zoric, KK.1.5 
 3. Vladovic, Sibenik1.2 
 4. Sobin, KK Split1.1 
 5. Gordon, Cibona0.9 
 6. Bagaric, Cibona0.8 
 7. Petrovic, Cedevita0.7 
 8. Krolo, Darda0.7 
 9. Bizaca, Trogir0.7 
 10. Kamaldin, Darda0.7 


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


NBL Finals: CEZ Nymburk take 2-0 lead - by Eurobasket News
CEZ Nymburk - BK Prostejov 81-65
CEZ Nymburk registered the second straight win in the Final series over BK Prostejov after 81:65 in Game 2. Pavel Pumprla (194-G-86) stepped up with 19 points, Benda Petr nailed 16 and Sokolovsky Ladislav delivered 11. Ales Chan (214-C-80, agency: Edge Sports, college: Seton Hill) responded with 14 points in the losing effort. Game 3 is scheduled for the first day of June.



Stats Leaders - NBL
Points Per Game
 Myles MCKAY
  USK Praha
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 22.7
 1. McKay, USK P.22.7 
 2. Thomas, Podebrady17.0 
 3. Smith, BC Kolin16.7 
 4. Hatcher, BK Decin16.3 
 5. Stuchly, NH Ostrava15.8 
 6. Meno, Basketbo.15.4 
 7. Castleberry, Podeb.15.1 
 8. Hampton, BK Pardu.15.0 
 9. Stec, B&W Opava14.3 
 10. Mulligan, BK Decin14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Ford, USK Praha11.0 
 2. Castleberry, Podeb.9.4 
 3. Meno, Basketbo.9.0 
 4. Burke, NH Ostrava8.1 
 5. Landry, BK Prost.7.8 
 6. Chan, BK Prostejov7.2 
 7. Houska, BK Decin7.0 
 8. Payne, NH Ostrava6.5 
 9. Arnold, BK Pardu.6.5 
 10. Klimes, USK Praha5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brad JONES
  BC Kolin
  (186-G-85)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Jones, BC Kolin4.7 
 2. Mitchell, NH Os.4.5 
 3. Lawrence, BK Prost.4.4 
 4. Sanders, Novy Jicin4.4 
 5. Kotas, USK Praha4.3 
 6. Carnecky, B&W O.4.3 
 7. Hatcher, BK Decin3.9 
 8. McKay, USK P.3.8 
 9. Vrubl, Basketbo.3.7 
 10. Wright, BK Pardu.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eugene LAWRENCE
  BK Prostejov
  (184-G-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lawrence, BK Prost.2.3 
 2. Kotas, USK Praha2.2 
 3. Mitchell, NH Os.2.1 
 4. Wright, BK Pardu.2.0 
 5. Meno, Basketbo.1.9 
 6. McKay, USK P.1.8 
 7. Mulligan, BK Decin1.8 
 8. Sirina, B&W Opava1.8 
 9. Lenzly, CEZ N.1.7 
 10. Smith, BC Kolin1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tremaine FORD
  USK Praha
  (207-F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ford, USK Praha1.5 
 2. Chan, BK Prostejov1.5 
 3. Walker, Novy Jicin1.5 
 4. Meno, Basketbo.1.3 
 5. Payne, NH Ostrava1.2 
 6. Castleberry, Podeb.1.1 
 7. Ricci, CEZ Nymburk1.0 
 8. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.0 
 9. Houska, BK Decin0.9 
 10. Benda, CEZ Nymburk0.9 


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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Timo Hakamaa continues - by Rauno Hurmalainen
Head Coach Timo Hakamaa , 49, and Karhu (Kauhajoki) have agreed and re-signed a 1-year-contract for coming 2010-11 season. Hakamaa became Kauhajoki coach in the beginning of December last year, when Karhu was in big troubles with 1-14 record. Hakamaa turned the course with Jeremiah Wood and Kauhajoki was saved by 14-30 record. Hakamaa has been coaching earlier in Forssa, Lahti and nine seasons at Karkkila.
There are only two teams in Top League now without a coach. When Tarmo (Porvoo) will probably have Jouni Gronroos again at the end of the bench, just Honka (Espoo) and Korihait (Uusikaupunki) have not signed the Head Coach for next season.


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ProA Semifinals: Le Mans takes 1-0 lead against Roanne - by Eurobasket News
Le Mans - Roanne 75-68
Le Mans is 1-0 up against Roanne in the Playoff Semifinals. Maleye NDoye (203-F-80, college: Furman) and Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford) scored 19 points each for the hosts, while Zach Wright (188-G-85, college: Cent.Missouri) had 18 points and 7 assists. On the other side, Dylan Page (204-F-82, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) (6 rebs) and Mouloukou Diabate (180-G-87) replied with 14 points apiece. Game Two is scheduled for Tuesday.


ProB Semifinals: Pau-Lacq-Orthez beats Maurienne in Game 1 - by Eurobasket News
Pau-Lacq-Ort. - Maurienne 80-71
1-0 for Pau-Lacq-Orthez in the Playoff Semis. Teddy Gipson (193-G-80, college: Arkansas) shined for the hosts with 25 points and 9 rebounds. Slaven Rimac (195-G-74) netted 19 pts. In the loosing squad, Mahamadou Drame (185-G-86) collected 13 points and 7 boards. Game Two is scheduled for Tuesday.



Stats Leaders - ProA
Points Per Game
 Derrick OBASOHAN
  Trabzonspor
  (199-F-81)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Obasohan, Hyeres-T.19.8 
 2. Roberson, Stras.18.5 
 3. Spencer, Le Mans18.2 
 4. Vassallo, Paris-.17.8 
 5. Chatfield, Rouen17.0 
 6. Gray, Chalon15.8 
 7. Greer, Nancy15.8 
 8. Banks, Orleans15.7 
 9. Traore, AS.15.6 
 10. Schilb, Chalon15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon11.4 
 2. Issa, Vichy10.8 
 3. Nsonwu, Roanne8.9 
 4. Greer, Nancy8.7 
 5. Edwards, Grave.7.6 
 6. Terrell, Hyeres-T.7.6 
 7. Falker, Cholet7.5 
 8. Gray, Chalon7.3 
 9. Slaughter, Nancy7.0 
 10. Jones, Le Havre6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kareem REID
  Vichy
  (178-G-75)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Reid, Vichy7.8 
 2. Rogers, Rouen6.8 
 3. Everett, Chalon6.4 
 4. Greer, Nancy6.1 
 5. Neitzel, Chalon5.3 
 6. Pierce, Hyeres-T.5.1 
 7. Sciarra, Orleans5.0 
 8. Heurtel, Strasbourg4.8 
 9. Linehan, Cholet4.8 
 10. Woodside, Gravelines4.7 
Steals Per Game
 John LINEHAN
  Cholet
  (175-G-78)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Linehan, Cholet2.9 
 2. Everett, Chalon2.0 
 3. Flowers, Vichy2.0 
 4. Wright, Le Mans1.9 
 5. Issa, Vichy1.9 
 6. Mims, Roanne1.8 
 7. Greer, Nancy1.8 
 8. Melody, Vichy1.7 
 9. Rogers, Rouen1.7 
 10. Spencer, Le Mans1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Mouhamed SENE
  Hyeres-Toulon
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Sene, Hyeres-Toulon2.4 
 2. Issa, Vichy2.3 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.6 
 4. Badiane, Poitiers1.6 
 5. Slaughter, Nancy1.4 
 6. Akingbala, Nancy1.3 
 7. Falker, Cholet1.2 
 8. Simon, Strasbourg1.2 
 9. Darden, Strasbourg1.1 
 10. Soliman, Rouen1.1 


Stats Leaders - ProB
Points Per Game
 Chris DAVIS
  Charleville
  (196-G/F-80)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Davis, Charleville18.2 
 2. Siggers, Lille17.9 
 3. Mohammed, Limoges16.4 
 4. McKenzie, St Va.16.2 
 5. Huertas, Fos Ouest16.1 
 6. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.16.0 
 7. Ingram, Clermont15.9 
 8. Carter, Nanterre15.9 
 9. Taylor, Le Portel15.8 
 10. Gay, Fos Ouest15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luc-Arthur VEBOBE
  Antibes
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Vebobe, Antibes10.6 
 2. Giles, Nantes9.6 
 3. Jennings, Boulazac8.7 
 4. Bing, Clermont8.6 
 5. McClark, Bourg8.2 
 6. Lovedale, Quimper8.1 
 7. Calasan, Charleville8.0 
 8. McKenzie, St Va.7.8 
 9. McHugh, Quimper7.6 
 10. Mathis, Evreux7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Philippe DA SILVA
  Evreux
  (192-G-79)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Da Silva, Evreux8.1 
 2. Downey, Nantes7.4 
 3. Taylor, Le Portel6.8 
 4. Braswell, Limoges6.2 
 5. Kerckhof, Antibes6.0 
 6. Mullins, Bourg5.7 
 7. McIntosh, St Va.5.7 
 8. Gipson, Pau-Lacq.5.4 
 9. Cisse, Fos Ouest5.3 
 10. Swift, Brest4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Sami DRISS
  Bordeaux
  (196-G-82)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Driss, Bordeaux2.9 
 2. Riley, Nanterre2.8 
 3. Craven, Boulazac2.5 
 4. Denave, St Vallier2.2 
 5. Mullins, Bourg2.1 
 6. Da Silva, Evreux2.0 
 7. Siggers, Lille2.0 
 8. Dunn, Maurienne1.9 
 9. Paelay, Charleville1.8 
 10. McKenzie, St Va.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tarvis WILLIAMS
  Bordeaux
  (205-F/C-78)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Williams, Bordeaux1.8 
 2. Ford, Limoges1.7 
 3. Gay, Fos Ouest1.7 
 4. Badiane, Maurienne1.7 
 5. Owona, Bordeaux1.5 
 6. Taccoen, Lille1.1 
 7. Gouez, Lille1.0 
 8. Bauer, Pau-Lacq.0.9 
 9. Jennings, Boulazac0.9 
 10. N''Diaye, Le Portel0.9 


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  GERMANY   


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga
Points Per Game
 David TEAGUE
  LTi 46ers
  (196-G-83)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Teague, LTi 46ers20.4 
 2. Copeland, TBB Trier16.8 
 3. Suput, Brose B.15.1 
 4. Rochestie, Goett.15.1 
 5. Burns, ratiopharm14.8 
 6. Jenkins, ALBA14.8 
 7. Allen, Dt.14.6 
 8. Jeffers, LTi 46ers14.4 
 9. Travis, Walter Tigers14.4 
 10. Oliver, Goettingen14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeff GIBBS
  Bremerhaven
  (188-F-80)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Gibbs, Bremerhaven8.8 
 2. Ensminger, Telek.8.5 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers8.1 
 4. Johnson, LTi 46ers7.2 
 5. Kale, Phoenix Hagen7.0 
 6. Turek, Phoenix .6.6 
 7. Travis, Walter Tigers6.5 
 8. Trice, ratiopharm6.3 
 9. Burns, ratiopharm6.3 
 10. Doliboa, Dt.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Louis CAMPBELL
  Bremerhaven
  (190-G-79)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Campbell, Bremerha.5.8 
 2. Ratkovica, Walter T.5.7 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.5.3 
 4. Jordan, Phoenix .5.3 
 5. Jordan, Telekom B.5.3 
 6. Reese, Dt.4.2 
 7. Gamqrelidze, MBC3.8 
 8. Williams, LTi 46ers3.6 
 9. McElroy, AL.3.4 
 10. Schaffartzik, NY Pha.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Roderick TRICE
  ratiopharm
  (191-F-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Trice, ratiopharm2.4 
 2. Jenkins, Walter T.1.9 
 3. Hamilton, NY Phant.1.9 
 4. Teague, LTi 46ers1.5 
 5. Bernard, MBC1.5 
 6. Anderson, Goett.1.4 
 7. Foster, EWE B.1.4 
 8. Ratkovica, Walter T.1.3 
 9. Burns, ratiopharm1.3 
 10. Robertson, Dt.Ba.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 John TUREK
  Phoenix Hagen
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Turek, Phoenix .1.4 
 2. Pleiss, Brose B.1.3 
 3. Boumtje, EWE B.1.2 
 4. Lyde, Bremerhaven1.1 
 5. Ohlbrecht, Telek.1.1 
 6. Goree, NY Phantoms1.1 
 7. Ovcina, LTi 46ers1.0 
 8. Bryant, ratiopharm0.9 
 9. Barrett, Pad.Bask.0.9 
 10. Chaney, EnBW L.0.8 


Brandon Thomas (New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig) Postgame Thoughts To 82-73 Loss Against The Brose Baskets Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Brandon Thomas (198-G/F-84, agency: Rasmussen Services, college: Massachusetts) is a 25 year old 198cm shooting guard from San Antonio, Texas that was born in Bitburg Germany and is playing his first season with The New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. He is long and athletic and capable of defending anyone on the floor; ability to accelerate and finish around the basket. Possesses an outstanding basketball IQ. He played at Long island (NCAA) from 2002-2004 and then went to UMASS from 2005-2007. In 2007, he played in Denmark leading the league in scoring for Team FOG Naestved playing 24 games: Score-1 (24.5ppg), 4.6rpg, 3.2apg, 2.0spg, 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 61.2%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 71.0%. He was the Danish player of the year in 2008 and was the 2008 Allstar game MVP. Last season, he played in Austria for Kraftwerk Wels playing 45 games averaging 20.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 66.6%, 3PT: 38.8%, FT: 68.5%. Brandon took some time to talk to Eurobasket after the game 2 loss against The Brose Baskets Bamberg.

A tough 82-73 loss to The Brose Baskets Bamberg. Bamberg is now 5-0 in the 2010 BEKO BBL playoffs. Is there any way to stop them?


Well for our sake I certainly hope so, but it will be tough.

The first quarter was a curious one. Bamberg had an 8-0 run to get away, but Braunschweig struck back on a 13-0 run and only trailed 21-20 after one quarter. How difficult especially against a team like Bamberg is it coming back from an 8-0 run against you with a 13-0 run


Basketball is a game of runs for both sides. It becomes most difficult for us when we let a good team such as Bamberg make big runs early. Then it is very difficult to come back.

Braunschweig scored only 7 points in the second quarter. What adjustments did Bamberg seem to make in the second quarter that prohibited Braunschweig to score more on a contant rate?



Not sure they made any adjustments. We were not executing well against their pressure and they took advantage of our failed possessions with fastbreaks

Braunschweig did a great job limiting Predrag Suput to five points. What was key in disturbing his play?


Im guessing you mean in the first half. We just wanted to put more pressure on him but he was able to show up for his team when they needed him. We will need to put two halves together next game.

In the third quarter, Braunschweig cut the Bamberg lead to 43-40, but then Mark Worthington struck back with his own 6-0 run. If Suput is on the bench then bring Worthington. Why is it not easy to stop him?



He is versatile which gives him more options and he is on a team with many weapons. It makes most of their team hard to concentrate on.

In the fourth quarter Braunschweig cut the Bamberg lead to 60-58. Bamberg then went on a 12-2 run to decide the game. Is that one of the biggest strength of Bamberg always finding the right response when the opponent is coming back?

Definitely.

Braunschweig now have their backs to the wall. What will be key in winning game three?



High intensity on defense. We have to win this game as a team on both ends and remain focused no matter what set backs we may encounter throughout the game.

The Phoenix Suns arent laying down to die just yet. They tied the series at 2-2. is their any way that the Suns can win this series?



Phil Jackson is 42-0 when winning the first game of a playoff series~ Mike Hicks
The suns have to defy history lol
Thanks Brandon for the chat.



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  GREECE   


Stats Leaders - A1
Points Per Game
 David YOUNG
  Trikalla
  (196-G/F-81)
  Avg: 20.5
 1. Young, Trikalla20.5 
 2. Childress, Olympiakos16.1 
 3. Green, AEK15.1 
 4. Erceg, Panionios14.7 
 5. Arnold, Perister.14.7 
 6. Massie, Olimpia L.14.4 
 7. Monroe, PAOK14.3 
 8. Harris, VAP K.14.2 
 9. Kleiza, Olympiakos14.1 
 10. Gregory, PAOK14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christophe MASSIE
  Igokea
  (206-F/C-77)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Massie, Olimpia L.10.7 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK7.9 
 3. Francis, AEK7.6 
 4. Carter, Ilysiakos7.0 
 5. Bryant, Panionios6.9 
 6. Dozier, VAP K.6.4 
 7. Arnold, Perister.6.2 
 8. Vougioukas, Panellin.5.9 
 9. Homan, Marousi BC5.9 
 10. Mavroidis, Marou.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitris DIAMANTIDIS
  Panathinaikos
  (196-G-80)
  Avg: 5
 1. Diamantidis, Panath.5.0 
 2. Lukas, Marousi BC4.2 
 3. Karidas, Ilysiakos4.1 
 4. Teodosic, Olympiakos4.1 
 5. Dickel, Trikalla4.0 
 6. Papaloukas, Olymp.4.0 
 7. Hammonds, Perister.3.7 
 8. Green, AEK3.6 
 9. Vasiljevic, VAP K.3.6 
 10. Spanoulis, Panath.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Vonteego CUMMINGS
  Ilysiakos
  (192-G-76)
  Avg: 2
 1. Cummings, Ilysiakos2.0 
 2. Collins, Kavala/P.1.8 
 3. Lukas, Marousi BC1.8 
 4. Katsares, Trikalla1.6 
 5. Hammonds, Perister.1.5 
 6. Diamantidis, Panath.1.5 
 7. Nikolaidis, AEK1.5 
 8. Karidas, Ilysiakos1.5 
 9. Dickel, Trikalla1.4 
 10. Green, AEK1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ian VOUGIOUKAS
  Panellinios
  (212-C/F-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Vougioukas, Panellin.1.4 
 2. Harissis, VAP K.1.0 
 3. Mavroidis, Marou.0.9 
 4. Carter, Ilysiakos0.8 
 5. Papadopoulos, PAOK0.8 
 6. Homan, Marousi BC0.7 
 7. Bramos, Perister.0.7 
 8. Fotsis, Panathinaikos0.7 
 9. Smith, Panellinios0.7 
 10. Monds, VAP K.0.7 


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  GUATEMALA   


Standings
LPB Standings
 1. USAC 12-0 
 2. D-Team 9-2 
 3. Lanco B.C. 8-3 
 4. Compusys 5-6 
 5. URL 3-9 
 6. Australian Milk 2-10 
 7. Le Mans 1-10 


URL wins and advances to playoffs - by Gianni Pascucci
Universidad Rafael Landivar prevailed over Le Mans, 83-77 in the last round of LPB, advancing to the Clausura Playoffs, scheduled to tipoff in June. Le Mans was conditioned by the absence of his tallest and best player, Javier Auer (203-C-76), the same battled till the end, led by Andres Barrios (190-G/F-81), who ended the game with 31 points. The man of the game was, however, Fernando Fernandez (F), who scored 21 pts with 62% in FG leading URL. Claudio Solis added 11 at the winning side, veteran Diego Fernandez (187-G/F-77) scored 13 pts in Le Mans


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  HOLLAND   


WCAA Giants coaches to leave - by Fred Roggen
World Class Aviation Academy Giants is looking for a new coaching staff for the new season. Both head-coach Eric Braal as assistant-coach Herman van den Belt are no longer active for the Giants. Herman van den Belt , who has had an ongoing contract, leaving for personal reasons. Already at an early stage, he has informed the government of his personal situation. Herman van den Belt : I have had great time and the cooperation with Eric Braal was fine, but I must now choose for my family. '

Head coach Eric Braal is stepping down after three seasons, he had an option in his contract. Eric Braal : 'I have indeed received a fantastic offer, but after twelve years of coaching, it's time for me to figure it out what I want. I concluded that it is good to take a break, a sabbatical.



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Zalakeramia-ZTE KK: All in one 2010 - by Tamas Deri
Last night the team of ZTE KK won the game 4 in Paks and got the champion of the Hungarian 1st Division. Some weeks ago the team won also the Hungarian Cup - beating Falco KC Szombthely in the Final - in Szekesfehervar.

American point guard Louis Hinnant was the player of the game with 22 points, 9 fouls against, 5 assists and 4 rebounds. Calvin Watson helped his team with 12 points and 4 rebounds, Kyle Wilson had almost a double-double with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Hungarian forward Tamas Kaman shined again with 11 points and 7 rebounds. Akos Horvath was the best player in the losing effort collecting 15 points and 4 rebounds. Robert Gulyas scored amazing 14 points in only 18 minutes on the court.

Atomeromu SE - Zalakeramia ZTE KK 60-67


(23-17, 12-14, 9-20, 16-16)
Paks, Att.: 1600,
Referees: Bodnar P., Fldhazi T., Benczur T. (Faidt)
ASE: Meszaros Z. 3, Akos Horvath 15/9, Kiss Zs. 6/6, Ivory Clark (198-F-85, agency: Global Sports Plaza) 9, Dill 6, Robert Gulyas (213-C-74) 14, LaGrange 5/3, Kovacs 2, Morgen , Panta , Coach: Horvath Imre
ZTE: Louis Hinnant (193-G-84, college: Boston Coll.) 22/3, Calvin Watson 12, Tamas Kaman (200-F/G-79, agency: Laszlo Vinko Services) 11/3, Kyle Wilson (206-F-83, college: Wichita St.) 10/6, Trepak 6/3, Toth A., Gaspar 2, Timberlake 4, Baki, Coach: Volgyi Peter

EUROBASKET HUNGARY would like to congratulate to all the players, coaches and every member of the management of Zalakeramia-ZTE KK to this historical season!



A Division Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Winsome FRAZIER
  Falco
  (193-G/F-82)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Frazier, Falco23.4 
 2. Doyne, Marso-Vagep21.4 
 3. Walker, Dombovar18.4 
 4. Brooks, Soproni18.2 
 5. Sitku, Marso-Vagep17.9 
 6. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.17.8 
 7. Watson, ZTE K.17.7 
 8. Rice, Szolnok17.4 
 9. LaGrange, Dombovar17.3 
 10. Lee, Albacomp17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ousmane BARRO
  Szolnok
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Barro, Szolnok10.1 
 2. Scott, Kormend8.8 
 3. Knight, Soproni7.9 
 4. Lee, Albacomp7.1 
 5. Wilson, ZTE K.6.9 
 6. Bader, Szolnok6.8 
 7. Nuhanovic, Debre.6.7 
 8. Clark, Atomeromu6.6 
 9. Rice, Szolnok6.5 
 10. Henderson, Marso-Va.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Laszlo KALMAN
  Falco
  (186-G-72)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kalman, Falco8.0 
 2. Simon, Albacomp7.4 
 3. Hinnant, ZTE K.6.0 
 4. Fodor, Szolnok4.9 
 5. English, Atomeromu4.9 
 6. Dejon, Kaposvari4.7 
 7. LaGrange, Dombovar4.7 
 8. Thomas, Kormend4.4 
 9. Aleksic, Szolnok3.9 
 10. Gennie, Marso-Va.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Gytis SIRUTAVIACIUS
  Salgotarjani
  (195-F-83)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Sirutaviaciu., Salgot.3.7 
 2. Frazier, Falco3.6 
 3. Dejon, Kaposvari2.9 
 4. Lee, Albacomp2.8 
 5. English, Atomeromu2.6 
 6. Wittmann, Kecsk.2.5 
 7. Clark, Atomeromu2.4 
 8. Ames, PVSK P.2.4 
 9. Simon, Albacomp2.3 
 10. LaGrange, Dombovar2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 DuJuan WILEY
  Marso-Vagep
  (206-C-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Wiley, Marso-Vagep1.6 
 2. Hendlein, Kaposvari1.4 
 3. Clark, Atomeromu1.4 
 4. Barro, Szolnok1.2 
 5. Walker, Dombovar1.1 
 6. Nuhanovic, Debre.1.1 
 7. Sitku, Marso-Vagep1.0 
 8. Scott, Kormend1.0 
 9. Banks, Albacomp0.8 
 10. Lee, Albacomp0.8 


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  IBL   


IBL's Edmonton Energy beats the Bellingham Slam; Stephen Sir scores 34 in the victory - by Trask Frost
The Edmonton Energy won game 3 after these same two teams slit games 1 and 2; now Edmonton hopes to take this momentum into a 7-game east coast and midwest swing starting next weekend. Stephen Sir led the Edmonton Energy with 34 points in the win. Jacob Stephenson- having an MVP like season and certainly an All Star season- led the Bellingham Slam with 20 points. The Slam return home to play on Monday at Whatcom Pavillion versus the Central Oregon Hotshots.

IBL's Vancouver Volcanoes surging; Yamhill Highflyers drop 2 games in a row - by Trask Frost
The Vancouver Volcanoes dropped their first 3 (on the road at Bellingham and British Columbia) but since have won 10 of 11 games including recent back to back wins against the Oregon Waves last night and the Yamhill Highflyers tonight- 113 to 109. The Yamhill Highflyers meanwhile have dropped 2 in a row. Both teams are contenders but Vancouver seems to have not only momentum but more importantly- Vancouver has depth (12 strong) and multiple all stars from last year rejoining (coming back from overseas) an already strong roster/team; the recent overseas additions are Kevin Tyner and Porter Troupe making an already strong team- well- stronger. For more information on the Vancouver Volcanoes or the Yamhill Highflyers and/or for photos and/or videos on either team, visit www.iblhoopsonline.com


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  IRAN   


Mahram enter Asia Champions Cup Final - by Eurobasket News
Mahram - Al Riyadi 71:64
Mahram put on a clinical defensive show to secure the victory at the Asia Champions Cup semifinal. The defending champions prevailed against Al Riyadi of Lebanon to face hosting Al Rayyan in the title decider. Al Riaydi will take on ASU in the consolation final.
Jackson Vroman (208-C/F-81, college: Iowa St.) was pivotal in the opening frame. Mahram centre scored 8 points to help them accumulate a 17:13 lead at the break. Mahram kept on mounting the pressure in the second frame. They held Al Riyadi to just 8 points in the second period and built a 32:21 lead at the intermission. Mahram kept the Lebanese champions at safe distance throughout the third quarter. The margin grew at 19 points heading into the fourth stanza. Al Riyadi managed to cut the distance as they unleashed an 8:0 run early in the fourth term. But Mahram quickly stopped the bleeding and raced to the victory at the end.
Samad Nikkhah (199-G/F-83, agency: SportsList Inc.) nailed 27 points to lead Mahram. Jackson Vroman added 18 points, while Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona) notched 15 points in the winning case. Fadi El Khatib (199-F-79, agency: Pro Management Agency) responded with 20 points for Al Riyadi. Nate Johnson (199-F-77, college: Louisville) netted 16 points in the loss.

Mahram: Samad Nikkhah 27, Jackson Vroman 18, Loren Woods 15
Al Riyadi: Fadi El Khatib 20, Nate Johnson 16



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  ITALY   


Air Avellino split ways with Cesare Pancotto - by Eurobasket News
Air Avellino have opted out of contract with Cesare Pancotto . The team announced about the decision today. The 55-year-old specialist took over in Air Avellino at the start of the season. Air Avellino finished the regular season at 13-15 record. It was worth the ninth position in the ladder just outside the playoff zone. Cesare Pancotto previously worked with Pistoia, Siena, Trieste, Roma, Teramo, Snaidero Udine and Bologna.


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  JAMAICA   


Oritseweyinmi Efejuku is crown abroad - by Eurobasket News
Jamaican Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-G-86, college: Providence) is crown abroad as his Latvian Barons became LBL champions! They held off VEF Riga in the decisive seventh game of the championship series to claim the trophy. Oritseweyinmi Efejuku knocked down 19 points to lead the hosts.
Barons quickly jumped into the lead. They enjoyed a 15:11 advantage midway through the opening stanza. But VEF Riga cut the margin and trailed by just two points at the first intermission 18:20. However the second frame belonged to the visitors. Barons committed too many mistakes allowing VEF Riga to step in charge. Alex Renfroe allowed VEF Riga to take a 34:33 lead at the main break. Barons tipped off the second half with seven straight points to return the lead. Barons maintained the lead and sealed the third quarter outcome at 50:43. Barons boosted the margin at 13-point mark in the fourth stanza. But VEF Riga refused to surrender. They cut the deficit at just three points 68:71 but it was as close as they could get. Barons sealed the game with a 7:3 run and celebrated the title. Rinalds Sirsnins nailed 15 points for Barons. Aigars Vitols finished with 12 points for the winners. Alex Renfroe answered with 23 points for VEF Riga. Taj McCullough delivered 18 points in the losing effort.
Oritseweyinmi Efejuku was a part of the Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 1st Team and Eurobasket.com Latvian League All-Imports Team this season. He averaged 18.5 points pr game for his team.



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  JORDAN   


Al Rayyan breeze past ASU - by Eurobasket News
Al Rayyan - ASU 82:62
Al Rayyan celebrated a confident win in the first semifinal at the Asia Champions Cup. The hosts entertained the fans in Doha as they rolled past ASU of Jordan. Erfan Ali Saeed (200-F-83) and Omer Abgader Salem (205-C-83) knocked down 15 points apiece to lead Al Rayyan.
Al Rayyan and ASU stayed close throughout the opening frame. The Qatari champions posted a narrow 18:16 advantage at the first break. Both teams stressed defense in the second period. Al Rayyan were more successful as they recorded a 36:30 advantage at the interval. The third period was marked by an overwhelming dominance of the home side. Al Rayyan limited their opponents to just 9 points and finished the frame up by as many as 18 points 57:39. The Qatari team looked solid in the fourth quarter and easily sealed the winning outcome at the end.
Tanguy Ngombo (196-F-89, agency: Court Side) delivered 14 points for Al Rayyan. Cory Bradford (191-G-78, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois) netted 13 points in the victory. James Williams (204-F-79, college: Brown Mackie) responded with 17 points for ASU. Zaid Abbaas (203-F-83) had 13 points in the losing effort.

Al Rayyan: Erfan Ali Saeed 17, Omer Abgader Salem 17, Tanguy Ngombo 14
ASU: James Williams 17, Zaid Abbaas 13



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  KAZAKHSTAN   


Astana edge Al Hilal in classification round in Doha - by Eurobasket News
Astana Tigers - Al Hilal 64:50

Astana Tigers claimed the third win at the Asia Champions Cup. They held off Al Hilal in Doha today. The Kazakh champions will now face the winner of Smart Gilas vs. Al Jalaa for the fifth overall position at the tournament. Astana will try to beat their 2007 result when the Tigers finished in the sixth position. Anton Ponomarev (209-C/F-88, agency: Court Side) scored 14 points to lead the Kazakh team to the victory today.
The Tigers stayed in charge in the starting frame. They posted a 22:16 lead at the first break. Astana did not allow the Saudi Arabia team to get any closer in the second frame and finished the half ahead by 7 points 38:31. Astana maintained the advantage in the third period. Astana headed into the fourth frame up by 8 points 48:40. Al Hilal could not change things around in the fourth period and had to yield at the end.
Dmitriy Gavrilov (205-F-86) notched 11 points in the winning case. DerMarr Johnson (206-G-80, college: Cincinnati) answered with 23 points for Al Hilal. Mohammad Al Saqr (178-G-85) netted 12 points in the loss.

Astana Tigers: Anton Ponomarev 14, Dmitriy Gavrilov 11
Al Hilal: DerMarr Johnson 23, Mohammad Al Saqr 12



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  LATVIA   


Barons Riga - LBL champions! - by Arturs Butans
BK Barons Riga has win the Latvian Basketball League and second time has become LBL champions. In the last game of the LBL finals, finally all of the BK Barons Riga players were back form injury and ready to play. VEF Riga were fully-fit neither. In the fantastic game, with lot of dunks and some other terrific moments, BK Barons Riga were able to snatch the win over VEF Riga 78:71.
Most reason of the BK Barons Riga success was the play of the expierienced players like Uvis Helmanis (204-F-72), Aigars Vitols (192-G-76) and Martins Skirmants (205-C-77). One of the best personal games played Rinalds Sirsnins (186-G-85, agency: Promotex) who capped with 15 points. As ussually Oritseweyinmi Efejuku (196-G-86), was the leading scorer for the winners.
Alex Renfroe (190-G-86) and Taj McCullough (201-F-86) were the best guys for the VEF Riga scoring 23 and 18 points. Sandis Valters added 10 points.

Barons - VEF 78:71 (20:18, 13:16, 28:18, 18:19)
Barons Riga: Oritseweyinmi Efejuku 19, Rinalds Sirsnins 15, Aigars Vitols 12, Uvis Helmanis 10, Geoffrey McDermott 8, Martins Skirmants 7, Ivars Timermanis 3, Edijs Slesers 2, Alexey Zorin 2, Raimonds Feldmanis
VEF Riga: Alex Renfroe 23+10 rebounds, Taj McCullough 18, Sandis Valters 10, Ingus Bankevics 5, Gatis Jahovics 5, Ivan Nelubov 4, Arnas Labuckas 2, Andrejs Selakovs 2, Arturs Stalbergs 2, Janis Gailitis.

BK Barons Riga win the series 4:3, and become LBL champions!


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Mahram enter Asia Champions Cup Final - by Eurobasket News
Mahram - Al Riyadi 71:64
Mahram put on a clinical defensive show to secure the victory at the Asia Champions Cup semifinal. The defending champions prevailed against Al Riyadi of Lebanon to face hosting Al Rayyan in the title decider. Al Riaydi will take on ASU in the consolation final.
Jackson Vroman (208-C/F-81, college: Iowa St.) was pivotal in the opening frame. Mahram centre scored 8 points to help them accumulate a 17:13 lead at the break. Mahram kept on mounting the pressure in the second frame. They held Al Riyadi to just 8 points in the second period and built a 32:21 lead at the intermission. Mahram kept the Lebanese champions at safe distance throughout the third quarter. The margin grew at 19 points heading into the fourth stanza. Al Riyadi managed to cut the distance as they unleashed an 8:0 run early in the fourth term. But Mahram quickly stopped the bleeding and raced to the victory at the end.
Samad Nikkhah (199-G/F-83, agency: SportsList Inc.) nailed 27 points to lead Mahram. Jackson Vroman added 18 points, while Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona) notched 15 points in the winning case. Fadi El Khatib (199-F-79, agency: Pro Management Agency) responded with 20 points for Al Riyadi. Nate Johnson (199-F-77, college: Louisville) netted 16 points in the loss.

Mahram: Samad Nikkhah 27, Jackson Vroman 18, Loren Woods 15
Al Riyadi: Fadi El Khatib 20, Nate Johnson 16



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  MEXICO   


CIBACOPA Semifinals: First games - by Eurobasket News
Culiacan - Mazatlan 78-82
Mazatlan grabbed 78-82 win against Culiacan in the first game of the Playoff Semifinals. Ronald Selleaze (197-F-76, college: CSU Bakersfield) was a key player in this victory. He spent 40 minutes on the court collecting 33 points and 7 rebounds. Selleaze reached valuation 36. The second scorer in Mazatlan was Jovan Harris (191-G/F-81, college: USF) with 19 points (7 rebs). In the loosing squad, Dallas Logan (193-G-82, college: Northwood) shined with 28 pts. Lorenzo Mata (205-C-86) stopped on 11. Game Two is scheduled for Saturday (today).

Hermosillo - Cananea 92-87
Hermosillo is 1-0 up against Cananea. The game was played last night and Hermosillo won by five. Callistus Eziukwu (208-F/C-85, agency: Buck Andre, college: Grand Valley St.) was the leading player in victory with 27 points and 9 rebounds. Steve Monreal (180-G, college: Cal.St.-Monterey) and Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79, agency: Edge Sports, college: Oregon) followed him with 20 and 19 points respectively. In Cananea, Letheal Cook (208-C/F-80, college: Bowie St.) collected 29 points and 9 boards. Derek Thomas (193-F-84, college: Appalachian St.) had 28 pts and 6 rebs. Game Two - Saturday (today).


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Jeremy BELL
  Obregon
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Bell, Obregon25.1 
 2. Brown, Tepic25.0 
 3. Fisher, Mexicali24.7 
 4. Cowan, Obregon24.5 
 5. West, Los Mochis24.1 
 6. Brown, Mazatlan24.0 
 7. Cook, Cananea24.0 
 8. Habel, Guaymas23.5 
 9. McCullough, Guasa.23.4 
 10. Smith, Mazatlan23.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremis SMITH
  Mazatlan
  (203-F-86)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Smith, Mazatlan11.8 
 2. Angounou, Guasave11.6 
 3. Berhoefer, Hermosillo10.4 
 4. Eziukwu, Hermosillo10.0 
 5. Shipley, Mexicali9.7 
 6. Davis, Tijuana9.6 
 7. Selleaze, Mazatlan8.9 
 8. Strobbe, Nogales8.9 
 9. Brown, Tepic8.2 
 10. Habel, Guaymas7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Rommel MARENTES
  Guaymas
  (179-G-84)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Marentes, Guaymas6.2 
 2. Logan, Culiacan5.6 
 3. Johnson, Tijuana5.5 
 4. Lawrence, Los M.5.4 
 5. Brown, Mazatlan4.4 
 6. Monreal, Hermosillo4.2 
 7. Bell, Obregon4.1 
 8. Fisher, Mexicali4.1 
 9. Lee, Guaymas4.0 
 10. Harris, Cananea3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Kenneth LAWRENCE
  Los Mochis
  (183-G-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Lawrence, Los M.2.3 
 2. Bell, Obregon2.0 
 3. Moore, Culiacan2.0 
 4. Lee, Guaymas2.0 
 5. West, Los Mochis1.9 
 6. Selleaze, Mazatlan1.9 
 7. Brown, Mazatlan1.8 
 8. Smith, Mazatlan1.5 
 9. Monreal, Hermosillo1.5 
 10. Escalante, Tepic1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Tijuana
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Davis, Tijuana3.6 
 2. Gutierrez, Cananea2.4 
 3. Habel, Guaymas1.9 
 4. Brown, Tepic1.4 
 5. Blair, Tijuana1.2 
 6. Crouse, Nogales1.2 
 7. Smith, Mazatlan1.2 
 8. Eziukwu, Hermosillo1.2 
 9. Sullinger, Nogales1.0 
 10. Mata, Culiacan0.9 


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  NBA   


Celtics 96, Magic 84: Celtics finally move on - by Eurobasket News
The only history the Celtics want to make in TD Garden this year is to bring an 18th championship banner to the rafters.

After watching a 3-0 Eastern Conference finals series lead trimmed to 3-2 with a bruising loss in Orlando on Wednesday, there were some well-founded concerns and inevitable comparisons to the Bruins team that blew a 3-0 series lead in the same building earlier this month.

No NBA team had ever lost a 3-0 series lead.

But the Celtics did not waste their big early lead in their final chance to close out the series at home, and after building a 21-point gap in the first half, they were never seriously threatened in a 96-84 Game 6 victory last night.

'Our mindset,' Paul Pierce (6'7''-F-77, college: Kansas) said, 'was that we were going to come in and win this game. No matter what, we're not leaving this building without a win.'

Boston will open the NBA finals in either Los Angeles or Phoenix on Thursday and will play Games 3, 4 and 5 (if necessary) in Boston.

'The thing I said in the locker room was this is where we thought we should be,' said Celtics coach Doc Rivers. 'So don't be surprised.'

Pierce had his best game of the playoffs with 31 points, 13 rebounds and five assists. Ray Allen (6'6''-G-75, college: Connecticut) added 20 points, Rajon Rondo (6'1''-G-86, college: Kentucky) overcame a painful fall on his back for 14 points and six assists, and Nate Robinson (5'9''-G-84, college: Washington) lent a huge 13 points in his place off the bench in the second quarter for Boston.

'I talked to (Robinson) after every practice and told him to stay engaged,' Rivers said. 'At some point, I told him, you're going to win a game for us. I can't tell you when you're going to play. But at some point it's going to happen.'

Dwight Howard (6'10''-F-85) led the Magic with 28 points and 12 rebounds, missing six free throws, and Vince Carter (6'5''-G-77, college: N.Carolina) had 17. But no other Orlando player scored more than 11 as the Celtics held the Magic to 6-for-22 from beyond the arc after they hit 13 of 25 treys in Game 5.

'All the hard practices are paying off,' Tony Allen said. 'Now everything we said we were going to do it happening right now.'

The Celtics overcame a 27-27 record over the final two thirds of the season and the pressure of injury and age to burn through Miami, Cleveland and now Orlando in the playoffs.

'One thing I learned through the injuries was that we weren't good enough injured,' Rivers said of the second half. 'We had a chance healthy.'

Up 13 at the half, the Celtics used an 11-2 blitz to ramp up the pressure in the third quarter. Allen's back-to-back 3-pointers drew a timeout with the Celtics up 63-44 two minutes into the quarter and Pierce's 3-pointer at 8:40 stretched the gap to 22.

Kevin Garnett (6'10''-F-76, agency: Pro Management Agency) had a punishing block on Carter that led to a pair of Pierce free throws and 74-52 lead with 4:35 left in the quarter. Boston went up as many as 24 on two more Pierce free throws with 1:22 left in the half before hitting the fourth up 82-61.

Pierce's 3-pointer made it a 24-point game, and the Celtics held the Magic to four points over the first 4:21 of the fourth quarter. Orlando got it to 17 with 7:14 left before Pierce beat the shot clock with another 3-pointer for an 88-68 lead at 6:32.

The Magic whittled the deficit to 14 on a J.J. Redick (6'4''-G-84, college: Duke) 3-pointer with 4:39 on the clock. After successive possessions spent running the shot clock and coming up empty, Pierce drove for a 90-74 game at 4:14. Jameer Nelson answered with a basket and the Magic had the ball with a chance to cut it to under a dozen after a Celtic miss. But Rondo picked off Howard's attempt to save an offensive rebound and finished a floater for a 92-76 lead into a Magic timeout with 3:19 left.

Ray Allen's put-back put the Celtics up 94-78 with 1:59 left and the final two minutes ran off the clock with the sellout crowd chanting 'Beat L.A.! Beat L.A.!'

'We knew the way we played in the first three games was not the way we played in the next two,' Glen Davis said. 'So we knew what we had to do. It was as simple as that. We knew what to do. So let's do it. Let's put this away.'


Courtesy of www.milforddailynews.com


Game 5 hero Artest late to practice, fined by L.A. - by Eurobasket News
Ron Artest (6'7''-G-79, college: St.John's) had perfect timing in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals -- and not so much the next day.

Artest was fined by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday for showing up late to practice a day after his buzzer-beating layup clinched their 103-101 victory over the Phoenix Suns.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson said it was an innocent mix-up by the forward, who showed up 30 minutes late. Artest misread the practice starting time on the locker room dry-erase board in the excitement following Thursday's win.

'It was just one of those nights,' said Jackson, who didn't disclose the amount of the fine. 'I think he was just so excited after the game that all that processing and things that were on the board there didn't all register.'

Artest was fined an undisclosed amount by the Lakers for showing up late to practice on May 7 after he failed to tell team officials he was at a funeral.

'Ron has a penchant for little things tripping him up,' Jackson said. 'Those type of things are the things that continually follow him, so he is kind of dogged by his own nature.'

Artest scored just four points in Game 5, missing seven of his first eight shots -- including two ill-advised jumpers in the final seconds, infuriating the home crowd and Jackson. But Artest then won it for the Lakers on his rebound of Kobe Bryant's missed 3-point attempt, bringing the same crowd to its feet.

'I don't mind being in the outhouse,' Artest said. 'I don't mind being the goat. I don't mind being the villain, hated. I've been that my whole career, so it's not like that's anything new. I don't mind people jumping on the bandwagon or jumping off. I just focus on playing the game.'

After his high-arching layup got through the hoop, Artest celebrated with his teammates and a few record-executive friends who have courtside seats. But he ran off the court before even going through the usual postgame television interviews, and the Lakers had to fetch him from the locker room for interviews in which he mostly downplayed the shot.

After Artest left Staples Center, he had a late vegan dinner and went to a sports club near his house to work out for another hour until they kicked him out, the forward said with a grin.

It's all part of Artest's self-acknowledged inability to enjoy the moment. After a tumultuous NBA career including everything from the longest suspension in league history to recognition as its top defensive player, Artest says he finds himself constantly thinking too much - a strange condition for a player long accused of not thinking past his instincts.

'When I was young, I would stay in the moment, I would stay in the past,' Artest said. 'Now I'm just ready to move on. I'd rather go right to the next game, because that just makes it even better.'

Although Artest said he'd prefer only to think about Game 6, he got several text messages from friends encouraging him to revel in his highlight-reel score. Mike Bibby, the Atlanta guard who teamed up with Artest in Sacramento, praised the beauty of Artest's final shot.

'I was, 'What are you talking about?'' Artest said. 'I got the ball over my head, no form, just threw it up.'
Courtesy of www.cbssports.com


Former NBA player Walker files for bankruptcy - by Eurobasket News
Former NBA all-star Antoine Walker has filed for bankruptcy.

In Chapter 7 documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of Florida last week, Walker reported having US$4.3 million in assets and $12.7 million in liabilities.

Walker's 2006 NBA championship ring, valued at $6,000, is included in a list of assets.

It's not the first time Walker has faced financial trouble. In November 2009, he agreed to pay more than $900,000 to settle bad cheque charges at three Las Vegas casinos and avoid trial on felony criminal charges.

Walker was a three-time all-star with the Boston Celtics. He won the 2006 championship with the Miami Heat.

Walker's lawyer did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Courtesy of www.tsn.ca


Caron Butler: I want to stay with Mavericks, but it depends on Dirk - by Eurobasket News
Caron Butler (6'7''-F-80, college: Connecticut), in a blog post on HoopsHype.com , says he wants to stay playing for the Mavericks.

Butler wrote: 'Well have an interesting summer now. I would like to continue to play for a winning franchise like the Mavericks. I have no more years to waste on rebuilding or something like that. I look forward to being in a great situation and thats what Dallas has been to me. The fans have been awesome. They welcomed me with open arms and I had a great time out there.

'All that said, Im aware that its all going to depend on what Dirk Nowitzki (6'11''-F-78) decides. You kind of feel what he wants is to stay a Maverick for life, but you can never know for sure. You just have to wait and see what happens during free agency. If you ask me, I would like this team to stay together. Were not that far off. We could return next season with the exact same squad and compete for the title. We have the experience, leadership and everything else in place to make it happen.'

The Mavericks acquired Butler, big-man Brendan Haywood and guard DeShawn Stevenson from Washington in February. They dealt forwards Josh Howard and Drew Gooden, and two other players to the Wizards.

But Butler never quite fit in perfectly with the Mavericks. He was inconsistent in the playoffs and at one point in Game 3 was benched for JJ Barea.

Butler is signed through next season, but his expiring contract could make him valuable to other teams.

In a recent interview on ESPN, Butler said the Mavericks might need a little shake up.

'I think our main thing is to continue to develop our team continuity,' Butler said. 'Obviously, we tried to hit the ground running with the trade and now we need to develop more chemistry, get the playbook under our belts and just try to hit the ground running. Were going to go back to Dallas early and get ready for the season.

'I think well see maybe a little shake up. I dont know which particular guy may go where, but you may see a lot of guys joining each other and going to new situations.'


Courtesy of www.dallasnews.com


Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Kevin DURANT
  Oklah.City T.
  (206-G/F-88)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. Durant, Oklah.Ci.29.8 
 2. James, Clevelan.29.6 
 3. Anthony, Denver N.28.4 
 4. Bryant, LA Lakers27.4 
 5. Wade, Miami Heat27.0 
 6. Ellis, Golde S.25.5 
 7. Nowitzki, Dallas M.25.1 
 8. Granger, Indiana P.24.1 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.24.0 
 10. Stoudemire, Phoeni.23.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Howard, Orlando M.12.9 
 2. Camby, LA Clippers12.2 
 3. Randolph, Memph.11.7 
 4. Lee, New York K.11.7 
 5. Boozer, Utah Jazz11.4 
 6. Gasol, LA Lakers11.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.11.2 
 8. Love, Minnesota T.11.0 
 9. Bosh, Toronto R.10.8 
 10. Haywood, Washingt.10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Steve NASH
  Phoenix Suns
  (190-G-74)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Nash, Phoenix Suns10.9 
 2. Paul, N.Orleans H.10.7 
 3. Williams, Utah Jazz10.5 
 4. Rondo, Boston C.9.8 
 5. Kidd, Dallas M.8.9 
 6. James, Clevelan.8.4 
 7. Davis, LA Clippers8.0 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.8 
 9. Harris, New J.6.6 
 10. Wade, Miami Heat6.5 
Steals Per Game
 Monta ELLIS
  Golde State W.
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ellis, Golde S.2.3 
 2. Rondo, Boston C.2.3 
 3. Paul, N.Orleans H.2.1 
 4. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 5. Curry, Golde S.1.9 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 7. Kidd, Dallas M.1.8 
 8. Ariza, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Iguodala, Philadel.1.7 
 10. Davis, LA Clippers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  Orlando M.
  (207-F-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Howard, Orlando M.2.9 
 2. Bogut, Milwauke.2.5 
 3. Haywood, Washingt.2.1 
 4. Haywood, Dallas M.2.0 
 5. Smith, Atlanta H.2.0 
 6. Camby, LA Clippers2.0 
 7. Andersen, Denver N.1.8 
 8. Dalembert, Philad.1.8 
 9. McGee, Washingt.1.8 
 10. Lopez, New J.1.7 


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  NCAA1   


Kansas says $1 million worth of tickets sold 'inappropriately' - by Eurobasket News
There was no reason to suspect anything was wrong at the University of Kansas. The teams were winning, the stands were full, the donor money continued to roll in.

But behind the scenes, working side-by-side within the athletics department, a group of six employees had allegedly hatched a lucrative ticket-scalping scheme.

Details of the scam were outlined Wednesday in a report that found the 'inappropriate' sale of at least $1 million worth of basketball and football tickets to brokers over the past five years, leaving school officials embarrassed.

'Being on the athletics side, the simplest way to try to describe this is that there was a curveball thrown and I missed it,' athletic director Lew Perkins said. 'I missed that curveball. It got by. We had the wrong people hired for the wrong the jobs.'

The school said the findings, contained in a report done by a Wichita law firm, have been sent to federal investigators already looking into allegations of wrongdoing in the athletics department and the school's athletics fundraising arm, the Williams Educational Fund.

The investigation said five Kansas athletics staffers and a consultant -- all of them no longer employed by the school -- sold or used at least 17,609 men's basketball tickets, 2,181 football tickets and a number of parking passes and other passes for personal purposes. The report showed over $887,000 in basketball tickets and more than $122,000 worth of football tickets were involved.

And it may be higher than that.

Because investigators did not have subpoena power, the amounts could climb as high as $3 million once the federal probe is complete, according to Jack Focht, attorney for Foulston Siefkin. He said it's also possible the scam could have started much earlier since accurate records were only kept back to 2005.

Investigators were unable to determine what portion of the $1 million in tickets were sold directly to ticket brokers. Distribution of the tickets were disguised by department employees as complimentary and inventory tickets, or other categories with limited accountability.

School officials were grim-faced as they discussed the former employees, described in the report as 'ice cream store' workers who seemed to 'feel free to sample the wares without paying for them.'

'We sincerely regret the stress this has caused our loyal fans and any lose of confidence that may have resulted,' chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said. 'I want to reassure all Jayhawks that the University of Kansas will be taking decisive actions to restore trust.'

The investigation said five Kansas athletics staffers and a consultant -- all of them no longer employed by the school -- sold or used at least 17,609 men's basketball tickets, 2,181 football tickets and a number of parking passes and other passes for personal purposes. There was no evidence any money was stolen or diverted from the Williams Fund, which raises about $25 million a year from more than 5,000 boosters.

The investigation found no wrongdoing in the points system used to award season tickets and said the actual effect on tickets actually awarded was minimal. The university said it will take immediate measures to prevent wrongdoing within the ticket office.

The investigation began in March amid reports that tickets to Jayhawk basketball games -- both at Allen Fieldhouse and in NCAA tournaments -- were being scalped by officials within the athletic department.

The 29-page report, backed up by 240 pages of exhibits, suggested former Williams Fund director Rodney Jones, who helped determine who got premium seats at Kansas home games, was a key player in the scandal.

Jones joined the ticket office in 1997 and became its director six years later. In 2004 he was appointed to a $70,000-a-year job running the Williams Fund. When he left in March, Jones was making $135,000 a year and $8,000 in bonuses.

Ben Kirtland, the school's associate athletic director of development, told investigators that Jones 'was always on the lookout for development tickets.' But the report said Kirtland was also to blame, saying he helped create 'an atmosphere similar to a worker in a candy store' when it came to work with the tickets.

'It was only after the federal authorities began to ask questions that Kirtland began to reveal facts he knew about Jones and expressed his belief that Jones was selling tickets and could be making as much as $75,000 to $100,000 a year in additional income,' the report said. 'Kirtland finally admitted to his own culpability in the selling of tickets .. that he and Jones had not only violated the rules pertaining to the number of tickets available to donors, they had personally kept the money from selling tickets to them.'

Jones' attorney, Gerald Handley, also didn't respond to AP requests for comment Wednesday. The report said getting details out of Jones -- who did not cooperate in the law firm's probe -- was best left to federal authorities.

The report also singled out Charlette Blubaugh, the former associate athletic director in charge of the ticket office and the manager most familiar with the ticketing software.

Blubaugh allegedly arranged to have ticket records destroyed and then suggested it be blamed on stadium construction, the report said. And at the 2009 NCAA tournament, after a Kansas loss, Blubaugh and others went out and sold the unneeded Elite Eight tickets 'on the floor.' One staffer came back with a bag of $3,400 in cash, but Blubaugh never turned hers in.

'Blubaugh used her position to improperly direct tickets to subordinates ... so that they could be sold to ticket brokers and the proceeds kept,' according to the report. 'We have also discovered a 'fake account' for the 'sale' of season tickets that appear were mailed to Blubaugh's former addresses.'

Two of her assistants, Brandon Simmons and Jason Jeffries, 'sold over $200,000 worth of tickets through brokers with Blubaugh's knowledge and consent,' the report said.

Investigators recommended civil charges against all five former employees mentioned in the report as well as Blubaugh's husband, Tom, who did consulting work. The school said it would try every means to recover the money.

Mentioned briefly in the report was David Freeman, a close friend of Jones whose attorney has confirmed that his client is talking with investigators about the ticket scheme. Freeman is facing an 18-month jail sentence in an unrelated bribery case.

Freeman is also a former business partner with former Kansas basketball standout Roger Morningstar, whose son, Brady, is a current member of the team.

According to a report posted online Wednesday by Yahoo! Sports, Freeman said he has told federal investigators he believes the scalping stretches beyond Kansas and claimed he, Jones and Roger Morningstar were following the instructions of David and Dana Pump, two California-based basketball camp organizers.

According to Freeman, the ticket scam began in 2002 when the Pumps contacted Roger Morningstar and asked how to obtain extra Kansas postseason basketball tickets. Freeman told Yahoo! that Morningstar asked him to contact Jones, an assistant ticket manager at the time.

The scalping began that year, during the Big 12 tournament, Freeman told Yahoo!.

' (Rodney) gave me the tickets and then I took them to the Pumps and they gave me the money,' Freeman said, saying that first year's gains yielded about $40,000 split among Freeman, Jones and Morningstar.

Morningstar declined to comment to Yahoo! and could not be located for comment Wednesday by the AP. Messages left at business offices for the Pump brothers were not immediately returned, nor were messages left for Freeman's attorney, Carl Cornwell.

Freeman said the 2002 Final Four in Atlanta was the most lucrative, with Kansas alumni eager to dump tickets after the team lost in the semifinals, telling Yahoo! Sports: 'We made a half-million dollars (that weekend).' He declined to say who was buying the tickets.

Courtesy of http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com


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Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Eric DEVENDORF
  Wellington
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 26.4
 1. Devendorf, Wellington26.4 
 2. Hudson, Manawatu26.3 
 3. Devendorf, Waikato24.3 
 4. Tisby, Otago23.5 
 5. Webster, Harbour .23.5 
 6. Rose, Southland S.22.6 
 7. Pace, Bay Hawks22.4 
 8. Leasure, Taranaki21.9 
 9. Helms, Southlan.21.2 
 10. Amaya, Otago21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Waikato
  (216-C-87)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Pledger, Waikato12.4 
 2. Tisby, Otago10.3 
 3. Vukona, Nelson10.0 
 4. Terrell, Bay Hawks9.9 
 5. Rickert, Harbour .9.3 
 6. Boucher, Harbour .9.0 
 7. Abercrombie, Waika.8.1 
 8. Rougeau, Southlan.7.8 
 9. Nowell, Taranaki7.8 
 10. Johnson, Taranaki7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington
  (194-G-82)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Tait, Wellington7.2 
 2. Boucher, Harbour .5.2 
 3. Pace, Bay Hawks4.4 
 4. Kench, Cougars4.3 
 5. Devendorf, Waikato4.1 
 6. Jones, Nelson3.9 
 7. Martin, Southlan.3.8 
 8. Hudson, Manawatu3.7 
 9. Amaya, Otago3.5 
 10. Daly, Cougars3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Rene ROUGEAU
  Southland S.
  (198-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Rougeau, Southlan.3.9 
 2. Webster, Harbour .3.0 
 3. Devendorf, Waikato2.7 
 4. Helms, Southlan.2.7 
 5. Rose, Southland S.2.6 
 6. Te Huna, Manawatu2.3 
 7. Kench, Cougars2.3 
 8. Leasure, Taranaki2.2 
 9. Boucher, Harbour .2.2 
 10. Krauser, Waikato2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jon ROGERS
  Bay Hawks
  (204-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Rogers, Bay Hawks2.8 
 2. Pledger, Waikato2.1 
 3. Abercrombie, Waika.1.9 
 4. Terrell, Bay Hawks1.6 
 5. Harrison, Nelson1.5 
 6. Vukona, Nelson1.2 
 7. Rougeau, Southlan.1.2 
 8. Rickert, Harbour .1.1 
 9. Johnson, Taranaki1.0 
 10. Behrendorff, Couga.1.0 


Standings Men
NBL Standings
 1. Waikato 12-4 
 2. Nelson 11-4 
 3. Wellington 10-4 
 4. Bay Hawks 9-6 
 5. Harbour Heat 9-6 
 6. Southland Sharks 7-7 
 7. Cougars 7-9 
 8. Taranaki 6-7 
 9. Manawatu 1-11 
 10. Otago 0-14 


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LIST OF PARAGUAYAN 2010 TOURNAMENTS AND COMPETING TEAMS - by Santiago Maciel
LIST OF PARAGUAYAN 2010 TOURNAMENTS AND COMPETING TEAMS
TOP 5 PROFESSIONAL (finals starting may 31st)
1. LIBERTAD
2. OLIMPIA
3. FELIX PEREZ
4. SOL DE AMERICA
5. SAN JOSE
THE ESTADIO COMUNEROS (3rd edition, in its 9th round, 1st stage)
1. CERRO PORTEO
2. U.C.A
3. DVO. SAJONIA
4. CIUDAD NUEVA
5. U.A.A
6. SAN LORENZO
THE ASCENSO TOURNAMENT (did not start yet)
1. VENCEDOR
2. AMERICANA
3. RADIO PARQUE
4. SAN CLEMENTE
5. SALESIANITO
6. APAC CRISTO REY (new team)
7. SIMON BOLIVAR
THE NATIONAL LEAGUE ( 4 best teams from TOP 5 and 4 invited teams from other cities of the country)
1. LIBERTAD ( 2009 champion)
2. SOL DE AMERICA (2008 champion)
3. SACACHISPAS
4. FELIX PEREZ
5. ESTRELLAS DEL ESTE
6. AMAMBAY
7. SAN JOSE (did not play 2009)
8. AMERICA DE PILAR (did not play 2009)

This year will be held the 3rd edition of the NATIONAL LEAGUE, starting August according to unofficial information.


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Friday's games - by Eurobasket News
Alaska - Derby Ace L. 99-97 OT
The rematch of the Aces in the PBA Fiesta Conference elimination round went down with LA LA Tenorio (178-G-84) laying down the biggest hand in the end. LA Tenorio came through with a personal conference best of 26 points, including a huge four-point binge inside the last 2.5 seconds of overtime as the Alaska Milk Aces survived the B-MEG Derby Ace Llamados, 99-97, in a gripping battle at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium Friday night. The peppery point guard and forward Joe De Vance took charge with import Diamon Simpson (201-F-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) fouling out with 3:02 left to play, saving Alaska from what could have been a sorry loss in the contest. James Yap (191-F/G-82), playing off-the-bench for the second straight game due to a bruised knee, knocked in a triple with 18 seconds left in regulation play paving the way for overtime. The Aces blew a chance to win it in regulation on misses by LA Tenorio and Simpson in the dying seconds. But LA Tenorio himself saved the day for his team, enabling the Aces to repeat over the Llamados and force a standoff between themselves at fourth place with identical 7-5 win-loss records. The Aces were teetering on the brink when LA Tenorio banged away a three-pointer giving Alaska a 98-97 edge with 2.5 ticks left. The Llamados then themselves sealed their fate as KG Nino Canaleta (196-F-82) committed a grievous error on the inbounds after a timeout. Fouled right away, LA Tenorio coolly sank the front-end of his free throws then deliberately missed the second one as Alaska bounced back from a loss to Barangay Ginebra on a road game in Cebu Saturday. *Courtesy of www.pba.ph

Air21 - Talk N Text 100-126
Powerhouse Talk n Text established a franchise record with a ninth straight win after blasting Air21, 126-100, in the 2010 PBA Fiesta Conference at the Ninoy Aquino Stadium Friday night. Shawn Daniels (200-C-79, college: Utah St.) put up a huge double-double performance against his former team and the rest of the Tropang Texters had their contributions as the team set a new record streak, enabling them to tie the SMBeermen in the lead on identical 10-2 win-loss cards. Talk n Text next faces Rain or Shine, Barangay Ginebra and Alaska Milk before taking on the equally formidable San Miguel on June 12 in Victorias, Negros Occidental. Kelly Williams (198-F-82, college: Oakland) got a game-high 26 points that went with six rebounds, one steal and one block while Reyes added 17 points, six assists and four rebounds. *Courtesy of www.abs-cbnnews.com


Sharif El Sharif propels Al Jalaa past Smart Gilas - by Eurobasket News
Smart Gilas - Al Jalaa 81:83
Sharif El Sharif (188-G-78) hit a buzzer-beater to allow Al Jalaa celebrate a narrow victory over Smart Gilas in the classification round of Asia Champions Cup. The Syrian champions will now face the Kazakh counterparts Astana Tigers in the battle for the 5th spot. Smart Gilas will aim at finishing seventh when they take on Al Hilal tomorrow. Garnett Thompson (207-F/C-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Providence) knocked down 23 points to pace Al Jalaa to the victory.
The game did not look so bright for Al Jalaa at the early stages. Smart Gilas dominated the first half. The Filipino champions recorded a 21:14 buffer at the first break. They never slowed down in the second stanza. The gap grew at 11-point distance at halftime. But gradually Al Jalaa found the right rhythm. They narrowed the gap at just 2-point mark with ten minutes to go. Al Jalaa denied the deficit in the fourth period and the teams stayed close setting up mouth-watering final minutes. The scoreboard read 81 apiece when Dylan Ababou missed his jumper. Garnett Thompson came up with the rebound and found Sharif El Sharif who unleashed his shot right on the money bringing the victory for Al Jalaa.
Michel Maadanli (196-G-81) finished with 17 points for Al Jalaa. Chris Tiu (178-G-85) responded with 17 points for Smart Gilas. Mac Baracael (193-F/G-85) had 15 points in the loss.

Smart Gilas: Garnett Thompson 23, Michel Maadanli 17
Al Jalaa: Chris Tiu 17, Mac Baracael 15



PBA Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Anthony JOHNSON
  Santa Lucia
  (197-G/F-79)
  Avg: 30.5
 1. Johnson, Santa L.30.5 
 2. Simpson, Alaska26.9 
 3. Penny, Coca-Cola26.2 
 4. Wade, Derby Ace L.25.2 
 5. Monroe, Barako24.8 
 6. Storey, Ginebra24.0 
 7. Larry, Air2122.6 
 8. David, Coca-Cola21.1 
 9. Brown, Derby A.20.9 
 10. Freeman, San M.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Awvee STOREY
  Ginebra
  (198-G/F-77)
  Avg: 17.6
 1. Storey, Ginebra17.6 
 2. Simpson, Alaska16.3 
 3. Freeman, San M.15.7 
 4. Ambres, Ginebra15.1 
 5. Brown, Derby A.14.4 
 6. Young, Air2114.3 
 7. Larry, Air2114.1 
 8. Penny, Coca-Cola13.8 
 9. Johnson, Santa L.13.8 
 10. Lewis, Rain or Shine13.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy ALAPAG
  Talk N Text
  (178-G-77)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Alapag, Talk N Text7.8 
 2. Cabagnot, San M.6.3 
 3. Helterbrand, Gineb.5.2 
 4. Mercado, Rain o.4.6 
 5. Reyes, Santa Lucia4.6 
 6. Norwood, Rain o.4.6 
 7. Miller, Alaska4.5 
 8. Tenorio, Alaska4.3 
 9. Cortez, Air214.1 
 10. Castro, Talk N Text4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cyrus BAGUIO
  Alaska
  (188-G-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Baguio, Alaska2.3 
 2. Daniels, Talk N.2.2 
 3. Simpson, Alaska1.9 
 4. Wade, Derby Ace L.1.8 
 5. Williams, Santa Lucia1.7 
 6. Lanete, Coca-Cola1.5 
 7. Monroe, Barako1.5 
 8. Reyes, Santa Lucia1.4 
 9. Urbiztondo, Santa L.1.4 
 10. Cortez, Air211.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn DANIELS
  Talk N Text
  (200-C-79)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Daniels, Talk N.2.5 
 2. Penny, Coca-Cola2.3 
 3. Simpson, Alaska1.8 
 4. Johnson, Santa L.1.6 
 5. Wade, Derby Ace L.1.6 
 6. Monroe, Barako1.5 
 7. Freeman, San M.1.4 
 8. Williams, Talk N.1.3 
 9. Larry, Air211.0 
 10. Reyes, Barako1.0 


Standings - PBA Fiesta Conference
PBA Standings
 1. San Miguel 10-2 
 2. Talk N Text 10-2 
 3. Ginebra 8-4 
 4. Alaska 7-5 
 5. Derby Ace L. 7-6 
 6. Rain or Shine 5-5 
 7. Coca-Cola 4-7 
 8. Santa Lucia 4-7 
 9. Barako 2-10 
 10. Air21 2-11 
 11. Smart Gilas 0-0 


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DBE Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Michael WRIGHT
  PGE Turow
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21
 1. Wright, PGE Turow21.0 
 2. Mays, Znicz19.3 
 3. Day, ISS Sportino19.2 
 4. Chappell, Znicz18.3 
 5. Williamson, Znicz17.9 
 6. Okafor, Polpharma17.6 
 7. Miller, Polonia Azbud17.6 
 8. Logan, Assec.Pr.17.5 
 9. Swanson, AZS K.17.1 
 10. Berisha, Polonia 201116.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  SKK Kotwica
  (208-C-84)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Harris, SKK K.11.3 
 2. Chappell, Znicz8.2 
 3. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.8.2 
 4. Daniels, Energa C.8.1 
 5. Kesicki, ISS S.7.8 
 6. NaNa, Polonia Azbud7.6 
 7. Kinnard, Trefl S.7.5 
 8. Wallace, PGE Turow7.2 
 9. Okafor, Polpharma7.2 
 10. Bigus, Polonia 20117.1 
Assists Per Game
 Krzysztof SZUBARGA
  Anwil
  (182-G-84)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Szubarga, Anwil6.8 
 2. Loyd, Stal SW5.9 
 3. Swanson, AZS K.5.1 
 4. Smith, SKK Kotwica5.1 
 5. Brazelton, Energa C.4.8 
 6. Logan, Assec.Pr.4.5 
 7. Snieg, Polonia 20114.4 
 8. Milicic, AZS K.4.1 
 9. Hughes, Polonia .4.0 
 10. Mays, Znicz3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jeremy CHAPPELL
  Znicz
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Chappell, Znicz2.9 
 2. Day, ISS Sportino2.4 
 3. Godbold, Stal SW2.1 
 4. Mays, Znicz2.0 
 5. Logan, Assec.Pr.2.0 
 6. Majewski, Polph.2.0 
 7. Angley, Polpharma1.9 
 8. Swanson, AZS K.1.9 
 9. Hawkins, Trefl S.1.8 
 10. Bialek, PBG Basket1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Leszek KARWOWSKI
  Polonia 2011
  (209-F-75)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Karwowski, Polonia .1.6 
 2. Wallace, PGE Turow1.4 
 3. Harris, SKK K.1.4 
 4. Kesicki, ISS S.1.3 
 5. Lapeta, Assec.Pr.1.2 
 6. Booker, Energa C.1.1 
 7. Misiewicz, Znicz1.1 
 8. Wyka, Znicz1.0 
 9. Kuzminskas, Trefl S.1.0 
 10. Johnson, PGE Turow0.8 


Prokom rally to PLK triumph - by Eurobasket News
Anwil - Prokom 79:80

Prokom once again proved their superiority in the Polish basketball. They defended the PLK sweeping the Final series against Anwil. Prokom celebrated the second straight road win against Anwil and sealed the triumphant season in the country.
Anwil had their backs against the wall and thus began the game aggressively. The hosts fired 25 points in the opening frame to pile up a 6-point advantage. Anwil stayed concentrated in the second period. They played successfully in defense and it allowed Anwil to deepen their lead. The hosts arrived at halftime enjoying a 12-point advantage 44:32. But the third quarter turned things upside down. Prokom finally shook off the sloppiness and showed their ambitions. Led by Qyntel Woods (203-F/G-81, college: N.Mississippi JC) Prokom stunned the home side. Prokom exploded with 28 points in the quarter and cut the margin to just two points with ten minutes to go. Prokom gradually erased the deficit and stepped in front late in regulation. The final seconds turned into a real drama. Daniel Ewing gave Prokom a narrow 80:79 advantage. But Anwil had time to set up the rescue attempt. Krzysztof Szubarga (182-G-84, agency: AB Agency) tried to win the game for Anwil but got his shot blocked by Lapela thus giving away the victory to Prokom.
Qyntel Woods notched 31 points and 11 rebounds for Prokom. David Logan (184-G-82, college: Indianapolis) added 16 points, while Adam Lapeta (217-C-87, agency: Interperformances) netted 13 points for the winners. Nikola Jovanovic (204-C-81, agency: BeoExcell) responded with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Anwil. Rashard Sullivan (203-F/C-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: S.Indiana) accounted for 16 points in the loss.

Anwil: Nikola Jovanovic 20+12 boards, Rashard Sullivan 16
Prokom: Qyntel Woods 31+11 boards, David Logan 16, Adam Lapeta 13



Polpharma earn PLK Bronze - by Eurobasket News
Polpharma - Trefl Sopot 71:67
Polpharma became the bronze medalists of the PLK championship. They overcame Trefl Sopot in the consolation final series 2-1. The decisive victory came yesterday in front of almost 2000 supporting fans. Lukasz Majewski (199-F-82) scored 23 points for the winners.
Trefl Sopot got to the better start to the game. The visitors limited Polpharma offensively and grabbed a 16:14 advantage at the first break. But Polpharma struck right back in the second stanza. The hosts knocked down 22 points and pulled ahead for a 36:30 halftime lead. Polpharma started to run away in the third frame. They established an 8-point buffer before the fourth quarter 55:47. Trefl Sopot were able to outgun the home team in the final term but stopped just short of victory in this one. Uros Mirkovic (205-F/C-82, agency: BeoExcell) delivered 21 points and 9 rebounds for Polpharma. Tony Weeden (186-G-83, college: Chicago St.) and Lukasz Wisniewski (186-G-84, agency: Promotex, college: Barton County CC) finished with 7 points each in the victory. Gintaras Kadziulis (193-G-80) responded with 21 points for Trefl Sopot. Lawrence Kinnard (202-F-86, college: UAB) netted 18 points and pulled down 8 rebounds in the loss.

Polpharma: Lukasz Majewski 23, Uros Mirkovic 21, Tony Weeden 7, Lukasz Wisniewski 7
Trefl Sopot: Gintaras Kadziulis 21, Lawrence Kinnard 18



Jacek Winnicki expected to take the reins in PGE Turow - by Eurobasket News
Jacek Winnicki can soon become the new head coach in PGE Turow. The 42-year-old specialist has previously worked as coach assistant in Prokom Trefl Sopot and Slask Wroclaw. In 2007/08 season Jacek Winnicki guided Sportino Inowroclaw in Polish 1Liga. Over the last two season Winnicki has productively worked with Lotos Gdynia. He led the team to back-to-back PLKK titles. PGE Turow badly needs some improvement as they finished the previous regular season at 15-11 record in the fifth position. The team later got eliminated by Trefl Sopot at the quarterfinal stage.


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Proliga Round: 1 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Penafiel - Lusitania 72-78
Lusitania opened the Proliga Final with the road win over Penafiel. Mohamed Camara (196-F-83) knocked down 21 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to pace Lusitania. Marcel Momplasir (205-C-81, college: Rhode Island) accounted for 19 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists in the winning case. Alexander Kravtsov (194-F-87) replied with 26 points and 7 boards for Penafiel.



LPB Round: 1 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Benfica - Porto Ferpinta 73-63
Benfica posted the initial win in the LPB Final against Porto. Will Frisby (203-F/C-81, college: Miami (FL)) came up with all-around performance as he tallied 17 points, 13 boards, 2 steals and 2 assists to pace the defending champions. Heshimu Evans (198-F-75, college: Kentucky) contributed 15 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Gregory Stempin (203-F-79, agency: Duran International, college: Toledo) answered with 15 points and 7 rebounds for the Dragons in the losing effort.



Stats Leaders - UZO Liga
Points Per Game
 Brandon DAGANS
  Ginasio
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 22.2
 1. Dagans, Ginasio22.2 
 2. Crutchfield, Sampa.21.8 
 3. Madison, Sampaense20.5 
 4. Nealy, VSC Guimar.18.7 
 5. Powers, Fisica18.4 
 6. Ramos, Benfica18.3 
 7. Waller, Ovarense18.1 
 8. Smith, AD Vagos17.9 
 9. Clark, Barreirense17.6 
 10. Webster, CAB17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roderick NEALY
  VSC Guimar.
  (198-F-80)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Nealy, VSC Guimar.10.2 
 2. Smith, AD Vagos9.6 
 3. Lee, Ovarense9.5 
 4. Johnson, Fisica9.5 
 5. Johnson, Academica9.3 
 6. Wilson, Sampaense9.2 
 7. St.Robert, Illiabum9.0 
 8. Terrell, Porto F.8.3 
 9. Shaw, Illiabum8.1 
 10. Sowell, Barreirense7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Nuno MANARTE
  Ovarense
  (184-G-75)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Manarte, Ovarense6.2 
 2. Felix, Illiabum6.0 
 3. Reveles, AD Vagos5.1 
 4. Perdigao, AD Vagos4.6 
 5. Fernandes, CAB4.4 
 6. Miranda, Ovarense4.3 
 7. Simoes, Academica4.2 
 8. Mims, VSC Guimar.4.1 
 9. Pires, Illiabum3.5 
 10. Nealy, VSC Guimar.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jose COSTA
  Ginasio
  (187-G-73)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Costa, Ginasio6.4 
 2. Sing, Sampaense5.0 
 3. Pinto, Barreirense3.9 
 4. Crutchfield, Sampa.3.3 
 5. Madison, Sampaense3.2 
 6. Salvador, Fisica3.0 
 7. Dagans, Ginasio2.8 
 8. Felix, Illiabum2.6 
 9. Silva, VSC Guimar.2.5 
 10. Simoes, Academica2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 John SMITH
  AD Vagos
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Smith, AD Vagos1.8 
 2. DeWitz, Benfica1.3 
 3. Terrell, Porto F.1.3 
 4. Wilson, Sampaense1.2 
 5. Soderberg, CAB1.2 
 6. Lee, Ovarense1.2 
 7. Grimes, Academica1.1 
 8. Voorhees, AD Vagos1.0 
 9. Stempin, Porto F.1.0 
 10. Austin, Ginasio1.0 


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  PUERTO RICO   


Stats Leaders - BSN
Points Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Bayamon
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 21
 1. Dalmau, Bayamon21.0 
 2. Carmona, Mayaguez20.2 
 3. Hickerson, San G.20.1 
 4. Galindo, Mayaguez20.0 
 5. Ramos, Quebradillas19.6 
 6. Redhage, Quebradillas19.0 
 7. Maye, Mayaguez19.0 
 8. Priutt, Isabela18.9 
 9. Ayuso, Capitanes18.2 
 10. Sweetney, Santurce17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Priutt, Isabela13.4 
 2. Ramos, Quebradillas11.7 
 3. Sweetney, Santurce11.1 
 4. Narvaez, Ponce9.9 
 5. Traylor, Bayamon9.8 
 6. Aubry, Capitanes8.9 
 7. Dyer, San German8.9 
 8. Mays, Humacao8.6 
 9. Reyes, Capitanes8.5 
 10. Austin, San German8.0 
Assists Per Game
 C.J. BRUTON
  Quebradillas
  (188-G-75)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Bruton, Quebradillas7.4 
 2. Baker, Mayaguez6.6 
 3. Dalmau, Bayamon5.9 
 4. Rodriguez, Capit.5.5 
 5. Rivera, Isabela5.2 
 6. Guzman, Guaynabo4.9 
 7. Copeland, San G.4.7 
 8. Hatton, Ponce4.5 
 9. Cruz, Ponce4.5 
 10. Berdiel, Humacao4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ali BERDIEL
  Humacao
  (198-G-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Berdiel, Humacao2.0 
 2. Baker, Mayaguez2.0 
 3. Carmona, Mayaguez1.8 
 4. Rivera, Isabela1.7 
 5. Mojica, Bayamon1.6 
 6. Dalmau, Bayamon1.5 
 7. Perez, Isabela1.4 
 8. Pickett, Capitanes1.4 
 9. Mays, Humacao1.4 
 10. Rodriguez, Capit.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn PRIUTT
  Isabela
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Priutt, Isabela1.3 
 2. Perez, Isabela1.2 
 3. Mays, Humacao1.2 
 4. Sweetney, Santurce1.1 
 5. Traylor, Bayamon1.1 
 6. Reyes, Capitanes1.0 
 7. Nieves, Santurce1.0 
 8. Nailon, Ponce0.9 
 9. Guzman, Guaynabo0.9 
 10. Berdiel, Humacao0.9 


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  QATAR   


Al Rayyan breeze past ASU - by Eurobasket News
Al Rayyan - ASU 82:62
Al Rayyan celebrated a confident win in the first semifinal at the Asia Champions Cup. The hosts entertained the fans in Doha as they rolled past ASU of Jordan. Erfan Ali Saeed (200-F-83) and Omer Abgader Salem (205-C-83) knocked down 15 points apiece to lead Al Rayyan.
Al Rayyan and ASU stayed close throughout the opening frame. The Qatari champions posted a narrow 18:16 advantage at the first break. Both teams stressed defense in the second period. Al Rayyan were more successful as they recorded a 36:30 advantage at the interval. The third period was marked by an overwhelming dominance of the home side. Al Rayyan limited their opponents to just 9 points and finished the frame up by as many as 18 points 57:39. The Qatari team looked solid in the fourth quarter and easily sealed the winning outcome at the end.
Tanguy Ngombo (196-F-89, agency: Court Side) delivered 14 points for Al Rayyan. Cory Bradford (191-G-78, agency: Edge Sports, college: Illinois) netted 13 points in the victory. James Williams (204-F-79, college: Brown Mackie) responded with 17 points for ASU. Zaid Abbaas (203-F-83) had 13 points in the losing effort.

Al Rayyan: Erfan Ali Saeed 17, Omer Abgader Salem 17, Tanguy Ngombo 14
ASU: James Williams 17, Zaid Abbaas 13



Rayyan Handle ASU to Advance to the Finals - by Amir Abou-El-Kheir
Al Rayyan again looked very strong as they advanced to the finals of the Asian Club Championships as they toppled ASU Sports Club of Jordan 82-62 in the first semi-final game. Rayyan were lead by Erfan Ali Saeed (200-F-83) and Omer Abgader Salem (205-C-83) who had 15 points a piece. Tanguy Ngombo (196-F-89) chipped in with 14. ASU Sports Club were lead by James Williams (204-F-79, college: Brown Mackie) who had 17 in a losing effort. They will now face the winner of the Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon and Mahram of Iran match for 1st place. Mahram is leading 32-21 at the half.

In the earlier games Al Jalaa Aleppo of Syria squeaked by Smart Gilas of the Philippines 83-81 on a buzzer beating shot by Charif Al Charif. While BK Astana Tigers of Kazakhstan beat Al Hilal of Saudi 64-50. Al-Jalaa will now face BK Astana Tigersa for 5th and 6th place while Smart Gilas and Al Hilal battle for 7th and 8th.


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  SAUDI ARABIA   


Astana edge Al Hilal in classification round in Doha - by Eurobasket News
Astana Tigers - Al Hilal 64:50

Astana Tigers claimed the third win at the Asia Champions Cup. They held off Al Hilal in Doha today. The Kazakh champions will now face the winner of Smart Gilas vs. Al Jalaa for the fifth overall position at the tournament. Astana will try to beat their 2007 result when the Tigers finished in the sixth position. Anton Ponomarev (209-C/F-88, agency: Court Side) scored 14 points to lead the Kazakh team to the victory today.
The Tigers stayed in charge in the starting frame. They posted a 22:16 lead at the first break. Astana did not allow the Saudi Arabia team to get any closer in the second frame and finished the half ahead by 7 points 38:31. Astana maintained the advantage in the third period. Astana headed into the fourth frame up by 8 points 48:40. Al Hilal could not change things around in the fourth period and had to yield at the end.
Dmitriy Gavrilov (205-F-86) notched 11 points in the winning case. DerMarr Johnson (206-G-80, college: Cincinnati) answered with 23 points for Al Hilal. Mohammad Al Saqr (178-G-85) netted 12 points in the loss.

Astana Tigers: Anton Ponomarev 14, Dmitriy Gavrilov 11
Al Hilal: DerMarr Johnson 23, Mohammad Al Saqr 12



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  SENEGAL   


Barro perfectly finishes the season in Hungary - by Eurobasket News
Ousmane Barro (208-F-84, college: Marquette) perfectly finishes the season in Hungary with his Szolnoki Olaj KK. The Hungarian team finished fourth however the Senegalese player shined for the team.
At first ZTE eliminated Szolnok with perfect 3-0 and advanced to Playoff Finals. Kyle Wilson was the leading player in victory with 19 points. Calvin Watson secured a nice help adding 16 pts. In the loosing squad, Ousmane Barro collected 17 points and 9 boards. Polaroid Lami-Ved Kormend finished third as in the series for the third place Kormend beat Szolnoki Olaj KK 2-1. In the last game they rolled over the opponent 86:79. American point guard, Jermaine Thomas had amazing 31 points and 6 assists. Rudolf Trummer played also his best game of the season scoring 21 points including five three pointers in only 26 minutes on the court. Ousmane Barro had a double-double of 31 points, 12 rebounds.
During the Regular Season he recorded 25 points and 12 rebounds in a game versus Kecskemeti. Ousmane Barro was named also Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Center of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League Defensive Player of the Year, Eurobasket.com All-Hungarian League 1st Team, Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Imports Team, Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Defensive Team. He also participated in Hungarian League All-Star Game.



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  SERBIA   


Standings - A Liga
A Standings
Super Liga
 1. Partizan 11-1 
 2. Hemofarm 10-2 
 3. Radnicki K. 8-4 
 4. Crvena Zvez. 7-5 
 5. FMP 6-6 
 6. Borac 2-10 
 7. Metalac 2-10 
 8. Tamis 2-10 
Only 1st Stage
 1. Beograd 0-0 
 2. Ergonom 0-0 
 3. KG 06 0-0 
 4. Masinac 0-0 
 5. Mega Vizura 0-0 
 6. Napredak 0-0 
 7. Novi Sad 0-0 
 8. Proleter Naft. 0-0 
 9. Radnicki Basket 0-0 
 10. Sloga 0-0 
 11. Vojvodina 0-0 


Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Miroslav RADULJICA
  FMP
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Raduljica, FMP20.3 
 2. Bjelica, Crvena Z.18.3 
 3. Mladenovic, Ergon.17.8 
 4. Panic, Metalac17.6 
 5. Micic, Napredak16.5 
 6. Markovic, Napredak16.5 
 7. Vukosavljevi., Prolet.16.4 
 8. Markovic, Tamis16.3 
 9. Jorovic, Borac15.8 
 10. Martinic, Vojvodina15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Miroslav RADULJICA
  FMP
  (213-C-88)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Raduljica, FMP8.1 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.7.4 
 3. Bjelica, Crvena Z.7.1 
 4. Macvan, Hemofarm7.0 
 5. Mikic, KG 066.9 
 6. Ilic, Metalac6.6 
 7. Stevic, Crvena Z.6.4 
 8. Bosnjak, Vojvodina6.2 
 9. Ljubojevic, Novi S.6.2 
 10. Jelovac, Mega V.6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Vid ZARKOVIC
  Proleter Naft.
  (189-G-75)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Zarkovic, Prolet.7.2 
 2. Aleksic, Radnicki K.5.6 
 3. Teodosic, Metalac4.8 
 4. Radivojevic, Crvena Z.4.6 
 5. Stefanovic, Metal.4.3 
 6. Rakic, Novi Sad4.2 
 7. Korac, Beograd4.1 
 8. Djordjevic, Sloga4.0 
 9. Covic, FMP3.8 
 10. Prolovic, Borac3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lester MCCALEBB
  Partizan
  (183-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. McCalebb, Partizan2.3 
 2. Vulin, Proleter Naft.2.2 
 3. Jereminov, Tamis2.0 
 4. Martinic, Vojvodina2.0 
 5. Teodosic, Metalac1.9 
 6. Zarkovic, Prolet.1.9 
 7. Kovacevic, Novi Sad1.7 
 8. Borovcanin, Sloga1.7 
 9. Rakic, Novi Sad1.7 
 10. Dundjerski, Beograd1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Boban MARJANOVIC
  Hemofarm
  (222-C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Marjanovic, Hemof.1.3 
 2. Mladenovic, Ergon.1.2 
 3. Maravic, Mega V.1.2 
 4. Ilic, Metalac1.1 
 5. Lukovic, Radnic.1.0 
 6. Buric, Tamis0.9 
 7. Cakarevic, Radnicki.0.8 
 8. Arsic, Masinac0.8 
 9. Ljubojevic, Novi S.0.8 
 10. Bircevic, Metalac0.8 


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  SLOVENIA   


Olimpija beat Krka in game 1 of finals - by Zeljko Zule
Defending champion Union Olimpija beat Krka by 68-62 in Game 1 of PlayOffs Finals.
Olimpija scored 11 straight points in the first quarter to take a lead 19-8 and had their largest lead of the game at 43-29 in the third quarter. Krka tied the game at 46, but Olimpija went on a 12-3 run to take a lead 58-49 and never looked back from there. Vlado Ilievski and Saso Ozbolt scored 13 points apiece, Jure Lalic added 11, Jaka Klobucar posted 10 and Edin Bavcic (210-F/C-84, agency: Beo Basket) had 10 points and 14 rebounds, picking up 9 offensive boards. Krka shot just 9-of-33 from the field in the first half and reserves outscored its starters 39-23. Jure Balazic finished with12 points and 10 rebounds, Smiljan Pavic scored 12 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Milos Markovic posted 12 points and Simon Petrov added 10.
The two teams tipp off in Game 2 Tuesday in Novo mesto.



Stats Leaders - 1A
Points Per Game
 Sandi CEBULAR
  Sentjur
  (196-G-86)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Cebular, Sentjur20.7 
 2. King, Polzela20.6 
 3. Crenshaw, Sentjur16.5 
 4. Ilievski, U.Olimpija16.2 
 5. Cup, Elektra .16.2 
 6. Mucic, Rudar16.1 
 7. Dragic, Geoplin .15.8 
 8. Drzic, Luka Koper15.6 
 9. Snow, Helios15.4 
 10. Djapa, Parklji15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. King, Polzela11.3 
 2. Thondique, Polzela8.1 
 3. Virijevic, Sencur C.6.9 
 4. Miljkovic, Elektr.6.7 
 5. Djapa, Parklji6.4 
 6. Pavic, Krka6.4 
 7. Bavcic, U.Olimpija6.3 
 8. Cup, Elektra .6.2 
 9. Markic, Luka Koper6.2 
 10. Nikolic, Krka6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tadej KOSTOMAJ
  Elektra Esotech
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Kostomaj, Elektr.5.4 
 2. Crenshaw, Sentjur5.1 
 3. Anzulovic, Rudar4.1 
 4. Mocnik, Helios3.7 
 5. Ilievski, U.Olimpija3.7 
 6. Cmer, Zlatorog3.6 
 7. Nachbar, Luka Koper3.5 
 8. Jersin, Parklji3.2 
 9. Cebular, Sentjur3.2 
 10. Perko, Luka Koper3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Jaka KLOBUCAR
  U.Olimpija
  (198-G-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Klobucar, U.Olimpija2.1 
 2. Snow, Helios1.8 
 3. Dragic, Geoplin .1.8 
 4. Ristic, Sencur CP1.7 
 5. Ilievski, U.Olimpija1.7 
 6. Cebular, Sentjur1.7 
 7. Lapornik, Sentjur1.6 
 8. Markic, Luka Koper1.6 
 9. Mocnik, Helios1.5 
 10. Jovanovic, Geopli.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn KING
  Polzela
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. King, Polzela2.4 
 2. Nikolic, Krka1.2 
 3. Cup, Elektra .0.8 
 4. Mucic, Rudar0.7 
 5. Lucic, Krka0.7 
 6. Sjekloca, Elektr.0.7 
 7. Sebic, Polzela0.7 
 8. Cigoja, Geoplin .0.7 
 9. Simovic, Sentjur0.7 
 10. Rizvic, Zlatorog0.6 


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  SPAIN   


Stats Leaders - ACB
Points Per Game
 Jaycee CARROLL
  Gran Canaria
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Carroll, Gran Canaria18.8 
 2. Fitch, Fuenlabrada17.9 
 3. Vujanic, CB Murcia17.7 
 4. Tucker, DKV J.16.2 
 5. Vasiliadis, Xacob.16.0 
 6. Splitter, Caja L.15.3 
 7. Navarro, Regal B.15.1 
 8. Savanovic, Cajasol14.7 
 9. Batista, Fuenlabr.14.1 
 10. Teletovic, Caja L.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban BATISTA
  Fuenlabrada
  (208-F/C-83)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Batista, Fuenlabr.8.4 
 2. Prestes, CB Murcia7.3 
 3. Augustine, Gran C.7.1 
 4. Kirksay, Cajasol7.1 
 5. Panko, Lagun A.6.9 
 6. Hendrix, Granada6.9 
 7. Splitter, Caja L.6.9 
 8. Moss, CB Murcia6.7 
 9. Caner-Medley, Estudi.6.5 
 10. Jackson, Xacobeo BS6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Omar COOK
  Unicaja
  (186-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Cook, Unicaja5.7 
 2. Stanic, Xacobeo BS5.2 
 3. Huertas, Caja L.5.0 
 4. Rubio, Regal Barca4.4 
 5. Valters, DKV J.4.3 
 6. Calloway, Cajasol4.2 
 7. Dumas, Valladolid4.1 
 8. Oliver, Estudiantes3.9 
 9. Prigioni, MMC R.3.8 
 10. Norris, Gran C.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tariq KIRKSAY
  Cajasol
  (199-F-79)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Kirksay, Cajasol2.4 
 2. Prigioni, MMC R.2.1 
 3. Rubio, Regal Barca1.9 
 4. Van Lacke, Valladolid1.8 
 5. Rodriguez, Bizkai.1.6 
 6. Vasiliadis, Xacob.1.5 
 7. Calloway, Cajasol1.4 
 8. Fisher, Gran C.1.4 
 9. Stanic, Xacobeo BS1.4 
 10. Lewis, Manresa1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert BATTLE
  Valladolid
  (204-C-81)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Battle, Valladolid1.5 
 2. Hendrix, Granada1.3 
 3. Vazquez, Regal B.1.3 
 4. Aguilar, Granada1.2 
 5. Lavrinovic, MMC R.1.2 
 6. Batista, Fuenlabr.1.1 
 7. Freeland, Unicaja1.0 
 8. Triguero, Cajasol0.9 
 9. Lishchuk, Valencia.0.9 
 10. Barac, Caja Laboral0.9 


Stats Leaders-LEB Silver
Points Per Game
 Stevie JOHNSON
  Huesca
  (198-F-78)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Johnson, Huesca17.3 
 2. Pigram, Andorra16.3 
 3. Ferrer, Cajasur .15.9 
 4. Vereen, Rosalia15.8 
 5. Uriz, Santurtzi15.5 
 6. Thompson, ADT T.15.4 
 7. Zengotitaben., Hue.15.4 
 8. Barcelo, Plasencia15.3 
 9. Miller, Coruna14.8 
 10. Higgs, L''Hospitalet14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ronald THOMPSON
  ADT Tarragona
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Thompson, ADT T.8.8 
 2. Miller, Huelva8.7 
 3. Howard, Guadalaj.8.3 
 4. Johnson, Huesca7.9 
 5. Williams, Matchmind7.8 
 6. Santana, Caja Rioja7.8 
 7. Ausina, Matchmind7.7 
 8. Andrews, Huesca7.5 
 9. Matali, Andorra7.3 
 10. Wachsmann, Alcazar6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Federico CASTELLO
  ADT Tarragona
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Castello, ADT T.4.8 
 2. Rufian, Huelva4.5 
 3. Busciglio, Caja Rioja4.4 
 4. Canals, Alaior3.8 
 5. Cardenas, Qalat C.3.8 
 6. Gonzalez, Navarra3.8 
 7. Santamaria, ADT T.3.7 
 8. Rodriguez, Rosalia3.7 
 9. Alonso, Matchmind3.6 
 10. Comas, Prat J.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nathan MILLER
  Coruna
  (193-F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Miller, Coruna2.4 
 2. Barcelo, Plasencia2.3 
 3. Gomez, Huelva2.2 
 4. Johnson, Huesca2.1 
 5. Suka-Umu, Cajasur .2.0 
 6. Ott, Caja Rioja1.9 
 7. Martinez, Huelva1.8 
 8. Alonso, Matchmind1.7 
 9. Higgs, L''Hospitalet1.7 
 10. Sastre Morro, Qalat C.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bismack BIYOMBO
  Illescas
  (204-C-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Byombo, Illescas1.5 
 2. Adams, Navarra1.3 
 3. Thompson, ADT T.1.2 
 4. Andrews, Huesca1.1 
 5. Bain, ADT Tarragona1.1 
 6. Sekulic, Plasencia0.9 
 7. Matali, Andorra0.9 
 8. Howard, Huelva0.9 
 9. Joseph, Rosalia0.9 
 10. Sastre Morro, Qalat C.0.8 


ACB Semifinals: First games - by Eurobasket News
Caja Laboral - MMC Real M. 62-60
Caja Laboral grabbed thriller win against the Whites for 1-0 lead in the Playoff Semifinals. Tiago Splitter (211-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances) stepped up for the hosts with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Marcelinho Huertas (191-G-83, agency: Edge Sports) and Brad Oleson (191-G-83, agency: Duran International, college: Alaska-Fairb.) (7 rebs) added 12 and 11 points respectively, while Fernando San Emeterio (198-G/F-84) scored 10 points. In Real Madrid, Felipe Reyes (203-F/C-80) collected 15 points and 7 boards. Novica Velickovic (205-F-86) had 14 pts and 5 rebs. Game Two is scheduled for Sunday. Caja Laboral will be the host once again.

Regal Barca - Unicaja 96-82
Regal Barca opened the series against Unicaja with 96-82 home win. Juan Carlos Navarro (192-G-80) was the leading player in this victory with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Terence Morris (207-F-79, college: Maryland) scored 21 points and pulled down 9 rebounds, while Pete Mickeal (199-F-78, college: Cincinnati) also helped with 21 pts. Erazem Lorbek (210-F/C-84, college: Michigan St.) nailed 14. On the other side, Gary Neal (193-G-84, college: Towson) delivered 19 points. Joel Freeland (208-F-87) collected 17 pts and 8 boards for his team. Game Two is scheduled for Saturday.


Perasovic, Drucker or Scariolo on Valencia's bench - by Eurobasket News
After surprising leaving of Neven Spahija, PE Valencia immediately started search for the new Head Coach. At this moment the main candidates are Velimir Perasovic (agency: Interperformances), HC of the Croatian powerhouse Cibona Zagreb and former coach of TAU Ceramica, Sharon Drucker (agency: Beo Basket), currently with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, former ULEB Cup and EuroCup Challenge winner with Hapoel Jerusalem and Ural Great Perm, and Sergio Scariolo, HC of Khimky Moscow and ex Unicaja's coach. According to rumors Perasovic and Drucker are currently in better situation, as Scariolo is under the contract with the Moscow team and he is also the HC of Spanish NT. PE Valencia Management is going to interview Perasovic in Zagreb this week-end, while Drucker is expected to visit Valencia during the week. Decision about the new coach who will lead PE Valencia next season in Euroleague and ACB will be known soon.
As a reminder, PE Valencia won the EuroCup this season beating ALBA Berlin in the Final. In ACB, Unicaja eliminated them in the Quarterfinals.


LEB Gold Round: 1 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Vive Menorca - Burgos 89-65
Vive Menorca blasted Burgos in Game One of the LEB Gold Finals. Urko Otegui (203-F/C-81) shined for the hosts with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Marc Fernandez (199-G-87) netted 16 points. In Burgos, Christopher Hernandez (188-G-83, college: Stanford) and Peter Lorant (207-F/C-85) netted 13 points each.
Game Two is scheduled for Sunday.


LEB Silver Round: 2 (Finals) - by Eurobasket News
Huesca - Promobys 88-75
Huesca jumped to 2-0 in the LEB Silver Finals against Promobys. Javier Salson (199-F-82, college: Bloomfield) paced the hosts to victory last night with 19 points for just 14 minutes on the court. Zachary Andrews (203-F/C-85, college: Bradley) secured a great helped as he added 17 points and 9 rebounds. In Promobys, Nicholas Maglisceau (204-F/C-77, college: Alberta) collected 20 points and 9 boards. Game Three will be played on Monday.



Stats Leaders - LEB Gold
Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  CAI Zaragoza
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 18.1
 1. Phillip, CAI Z.18.1 
 2. Donaldson, La La.17.7 
 3. Riera, Mallorca17.3 
 4. Guillen, La Laguna16.5 
 5. Roe, Tenerife15.5 
 6. Humphrey, Leon15.5 
 7. Morley, Burgos15.4 
 8. Hess, CB Tarragona14.8 
 9. Quinteros, CAI Z.14.8 
 10. Rabaseda, Cornella14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jakim DONALDSON
  La Laguna
  (203-C/F-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Donaldson, La La.10.9 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.9.1 
 3. Starosta, Melilla8.8 
 4. Lima, Clin.Rincon8.3 
 5. Arteaga, Palencia8.2 
 6. Adrien, Breogan7.7 
 7. Coleman, Breogan7.7 
 8. Phillip, CAI Z.7.5 
 9. Padgett, La Palma7.4 
 10. Humphrey, Leon7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Diego CIORCIARI
  Vive Menorca
  (185-G-80)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Ciorciari, Vive M.4.5 
 2. Cherry, Caceres4.4 
 3. Mendiburu, CB Tarra.4.4 
 4. Mena, La Palma4.1 
 5. Jimenez, Melilla3.6 
 6. Bernabe, Leon3.4 
 7. Perez, Cornella3.4 
 8. Sabat, Girona3.3 
 9. Hernandez, Burgos3.3 
 10. Urtasun, Leon3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Xavier RABASEDA
  Regal Barca
  (199-G/F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rabaseda, Cornella2.4 
 2. Lescano, CAI Z.2.3 
 3. Blanch, Mallorca2.2 
 4. Fuentes, Clin.Rincon2.1 
 5. Ayon, Tenerife1.9 
 6. Boccia, Tenerife1.9 
 7. Quinteros, CAI Z.1.9 
 8. Howell, Ourense1.8 
 9. Xavier, Breogan1.7 
 10. Perez, Cornella1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  Caceres
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Naymick, Caceres1.9 
 2. Sinanovic, Clin.Rin.1.6 
 3. Donaldson, La La.1.6 
 4. Elonu, CAI Zaragoza1.5 
 5. Diouf, CB Tarragona1.5 
 6. Ayon, Tenerife1.4 
 7. Samb, Cornella1.2 
 8. Joseph, Cornella1.2 
 9. Roe, Tenerife1.0 
 10. Coleman, Breogan0.9 


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Sharif El Sharif propels Al Jalaa past Smart Gilas - by Eurobasket News
Smart Gilas - Al Jalaa 81:83
Sharif El Sharif (188-G-78) hit a buzzer-beater to allow Al Jalaa celebrate a narrow victory over Smart Gilas in the classification round of Asia Champions Cup. The Syrian champions will now face the Kazakh counterparts Astana Tigers in the battle for the 5th spot. Smart Gilas will aim at finishing seventh when they take on Al Hilal tomorrow. Garnett Thompson (207-F/C-80, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Providence) knocked down 23 points to pace Al Jalaa to the victory.
The game did not look so bright for Al Jalaa at the early stages. Smart Gilas dominated the first half. The Filipino champions recorded a 21:14 buffer at the first break. They never slowed down in the second stanza. The gap grew at 11-point distance at halftime. But gradually Al Jalaa found the right rhythm. They narrowed the gap at just 2-point mark with ten minutes to go. Al Jalaa denied the deficit in the fourth period and the teams stayed close setting up mouth-watering final minutes. The scoreboard read 81 apiece when Dylan Ababou missed his jumper. Garnett Thompson came up with the rebound and found Sharif El Sharif who unleashed his shot right on the money bringing the victory for Al Jalaa.
Michel Maadanli (196-G-81) finished with 17 points for Al Jalaa. Chris Tiu (178-G-85) responded with 17 points for Smart Gilas. Mac Baracael (193-F/G-85) had 15 points in the loss.

Smart Gilas: Garnett Thompson 23, Michel Maadanli 17
Al Jalaa: Chris Tiu 17, Mac Baracael 15



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  VENEZUELA   


Marinos signs Larry O'Bannon to replace Orien Greene - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Marinos de Anzoategui signed Larry O'Bannon (191-F-83), former player of the Israeli League in Maccabi Rishon LZ Zion, to replace Orien Greene (193-G-82). According to official sources, there was some sort of inconvenience with Greene's international documents in order for him to continue playing in Venezuela and the Venezuelan Basketball Federation was informed by FIBA of the situation, forcing Marinos to make a move on O'Bannon.

O'Bannon averaged 16.1 points per game in 26 matches in Israel and has also played in countries such as Serbia, Italy, Greece and Bulgaria. Coach Sergio Rouco has indicated that he expects the player to be ready to become a starter in the LPB 2010 Finals.


LPB 2010 - Semifinals (May 26th): Cocodrilos sweeps Gaiteros and goes to the Finals - by Francisco Vega
Barquisimeto, Venezuela.- Cocodrilos de Caracas completed a sweep over Gaiteros del Zulia by taking them down 92-88 in Game 4 of the LPB 2010 Semifinals A series, a result that puts them in their fourth straight LPB Finals series, which will start next Tuesday, June 1st, against Marinos de Anzoategui. Those are the two teams that played in the LPB 2009 Finals and back then Marinos won the series..

SEMIFINALS A (Cocodrilos won 3-0)
Cocodrilos de Caracas 92 - Gaiteros del Zulia 88
Belisario Aponte Arena - Maracaibo, Zulia

Quarter by quarter
GAI: 24-20-24-20= 88
COC: 30-24-15-23= 92

Scorers

GAI: Ruben Nembhard (191-G-72) 32 points, Jason Edwin (197-G/F-81) 16 points
COC: Jack Michael Martinez (203-F/C-81) 25 points, Carl Elliott (193-G-83) 19 points




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Women News

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  AUSTRALIA - Women  


ABA Standings - by Eurobasket News
ABA Standings
Big V
 1. Hume City 12-1 
 2. Bulleen 10-3 
 3. Waverley 10-3 
 4. Melbourne 6-6 
 5. Diamond Valley 6-8 
 6. Geelong 2-11 
 7. Eltham 0-14 
Central ABL
 1. W.Adelaide B. 11-0 
 2. Forestville E. 8-3 
 3. Sturt S. 7-4 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 6-5 
 5. Norwood F. 6-5 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 6-5 
 7. Southern T. 5-6 
 8. Eastern M. 4-7 
 9. Woodville W. 2-9 
 10. C.Districts L. 0-11 
QBL
 1. Rockhampton 12-0 
 2. Townsville F. 8-2 
 3. Gladstone PCP 8-3 
 4. Mackay M. 8-4 
 5. Gold Coast G. 7-5 
 6. Ipswich F. 6-5 
 7. Maroochydore 6-5 
 8. SW Metro P. 6-5 
 9. Caboolture S. 5-4 
 10. Northside W. 5-6 
 11. Bundaberg B. 4-6 
 12. Cairns D. 2-7 
 13. Brisbane C. 2-9 
 14. Toowoomba M. 0-12 
SEABL
 1. Bendigo LB 12-4 
 2. Sandringham 11-3 
 3. Kilsyth 10-5 
 4. Brisbane 8-6 
 5. Ballarat LM 8-7 
 6. Nunawading S. 8-7 
 7. Knox 7-7 
 8. Dandenong 6-10 
 9. Frankston B. 5-11 
 10. Albury W. 3-12 
 11. Launceston 2-14 
WARATAH
 1. Bankstown B. 11-2 
 2. Sydney C. 10-3 
 3. Hornsby S. 8-4 
 4. Manly Warringah 7-5 
 5. Norths Bears 7-5 
 6. Hills H. 6-6 
 7. Newcastle H. 6-7 
 8. Canberra N. 5-8 
 9. Sutherland S. 2-10 
 10. Parramatta W. 0-12 


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  BULGARIA - Women  


Best women players in Bulgaria for season 2009/2010 - by Valentin Anguelov
Here are the awards for the best women players in Bulgaria for season 2009/2010.

MVP - Best player of the season: Vera Perostiyska (196-C-82, college: Florida Intern.) (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Guard of the year: Charel Allen (181-G-86, agency: LBM Management, college: Notre Dame) (Dunav Econt)
Forward of the year: Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-F/G-88, agency: LBM Management) (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Center of the year: Vera Perostiyska (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Bosman Player of the Year: Tatsiana Likhtarovich (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Import Player of the Year: Latasha Byears (184-F-73, college: DePaul) (Beroe 07)
Domestic Player of the Year: Vera Perostiyska (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Defensive Player of the Year: Vera Perostiyska (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Coach of the year: Petko Marinov (Lukoil Neftochimic)

First team:
Natalia Anufryienka (174-G-85, agency: LBM Management) (Dunav Econt)
Charel Allen (Dunav Econt)
Tatsiana Likhtarovich (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Agnesa Doychinova (188-F-73) (Montana 2003)
Vera Perostiyska (Lukoil Neftochimic)

Second team:
Ivelina Vrancheva (175-G-80) (Montana 2003)
Daniela Peteva (179-F-89) (Dunav Econt)
Kamelia Mihalkova (182-F-80) (Minyor)
Latasha Byears (Beroe 07)
Danielle Burgin (196-F/C-87, college: Charlotte) (Dunav Econt)

Third team:
Angela Tisdale (170-G-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Baylor) (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Ralitsa Naneva (178-F-86) (Beroe 07)
Petja Dzhambazka (178-F-77) (Beroe 07)
Zhaneta Zhelyova (182-F-75) (Montana 2003)
Natalia Topalova-Shopova (187-F-80) (Dunav Econt)



All foreigners team:
Natalia Anufryienka (Dunav Econt)
Charel Allen (Dunav Econt)
Tatsiana Likhtarovich (Lukoil Neftochimic)
Latasha Byears (Beroe 07)
Danielle Burgin (Dunav Econt)


All Bulgarians team:
Ivelina Vrancheva (Montana 2003)
Daniela Peteva (Dunav Econt)
Kamelia Mihalkova (Minyor)
Agnesa Doychinova (Montana 2003)
Vera Perostiyska (Lukoil Neftochimic)



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  SENEGAL - Women  


Aminata Diop heads to Spain - by Eurobasket News
Socinsa Bembibre invited Aminata Diop (196-C-83, college: Georgetown) that comes from Pully, Switzerland. In 2009-2010 for Esperance Sportive Pully (Switzerland-LNA, starting five) she appeared in 15 games and averaged 18.6ppg, Reb-2 (12.7rpg), 1.5apg, 2.6spg, Blocks-3 (1.5bpg), 2FGP: 52.5%, FT: 71.4%. She reached Swiss Cup Semifinals, went into Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA 2nd Team and became Eurobasket.com Swiss LNA All-Defensive Team player. Before that she started in 2006-2007 for Georgetown (NCAA, starting five): and in 29 games averaged 6.1ppg, 5.3rpg, FGP: 45.4%, FT: 64.5%.

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  WNBA - Women  


Standings
WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Washington M. 2-0 
 2. Atlanta D. 2-0 
 3. Connecticut S. 1-0 
 4. New York L. 1-0 
 5. Chicago S. 0-2 
 6. Indiana F. 0-2 
Western
 1. Phoenix M. 1-0 
 2. Seattle S. 1-0 
 3. Minnesota L. 1-0 
 4. Tulsa S. 0-1 
 5. S.Antonio SS 0-1 
 6. L.Angeles S. 0-2 


Friday's games (3) review - by Eurobasket News
New York L. - S.Antonio SS 77-71
Cappie Pondexter (5'9''-G-83, college: Rutgers) scored 21 points and the New York Liberty never trailed in their 77-71 victory over the San Antonio Silver Stars on Friday night. Nicole Powell (6'2''-G/F-82, college: Stanford), who hit a key 3-pointer and a free throw in the final minute, scored 15 points and Janel McCarville had 13 for the Liberty (2-2), who never led by more than 10 points.
'When you're playing well and you're on the road and you're competing, if you do something well you've got to have fun with it,'' said Pondexter, who had seven assists and six rebounds. 'We really needed it.''
San Antonio (2-2) did not get a point from its guards until Becky Hammon hit a jumper 46 seconds into the second half. Sophia Young (6'1''-F-83, college: Baylor) led the Silver Stars with 17 points, while Chamique Holdsclaw (6'2''-F-77, college: Tennessee) added 16 on 6-of-15 shooting and Hammon finished with 15. Powell and McCarville had seven rebounds apiece for New York, which outrebounded San Antonio 49-29 and had 20 second-chance points on 15 offensive rebounds.
'We're 2-2 we won a finesse game (over Chicago in the opener) and we won a physical game,'' McCarville said. 'I think I shied away from some shots early in the game, and Coach (Anne Donovan) really talked about how my team needed me to life my shot a little more.''
San Antonio, which missed 13 of its first 16 shots, got as close as two points late in the game. The Silver Stars trailed 72-69 when Roneeka Hodges (5'11''-G-82, college: Florida St.) missed a tying 3-point attempt with less than a minute left. ``The thing is, we were still in the game and we really didn't play so well at all,'' Silver Stars coach Sandy Brondello said. ``Defense is going to create our offense, and it really didn't do that tonight.'' *Courtesy pf www.msn.foxsports.com

Atlanta D. - Phoenix M. 96-93
Angel McCoughtry (6'1''-F-86, college: Louisville) scored 28 points and the Atlanta Dream withstood a 16-0 run by the Phoenix Mercury in the waning minutes to win its franchise-best fifth straight to open the season, 96-93 on Friday night. Diana Taurasi (6'0''-F/G-82, college: Connecticut) had 30 points for Phoenix (2-2) but missed a three-pointer at the buzzer that would have forced overtime. She hit two free throws with 40 seconds left to cut what was a 17-point deficit with 4:41 left to 92-91. McCoughtry then missed a 14-footer, but Taurasi missed a 17-footer with 7.9 seconds remaining. Atlanta made all four of its free throws in the final seconds. Sancho Lyttle (6'4''-C-83, college: Houston) had 20 points and 17 rebounds for Atlanta, which set a franchise mark for points in a half in taking a 65-46 lead. Erika De Souza had 20 points and 12 rebounds for the Dream. Penny Taylor had 18 points and seven assists for Phoenix, which never led and trailed by double digits most of the game until the final quarter. *Courtesy of www.seattletimes.com

Washington M. - L.Angeles S. 75-81
The Los Angelkes Sparks finally had their entire roster at practice this week and the togetherness led to their first win of the season. Candace Parker (6'4''-F/C-86, college: Tennessee) had a season-high 30 points and 10 rebounds, and Los Angeles defeated the Washington Mystics 81-75 on Friday night in its home opener. Parker went over the 1,000-point mark four games into her third WNBA season and now has 1,114. She recorded her fourth double-double in as many games. Tina Thompson (6'2''-F-75, college: USC) added 15 points for the Sparks (1-3) and Delisha Milton-Jones (6'1''-F-74, college: Florida) added 14 points despite foul trouble. Katie Smith (5'11''-G-74, college: Ohio St.) scored 15 points for the Mystics, who lost their third straight after opening with five straight wins. Monique Currie (6'0''-G/F-83, college: Duke) and Crystal Langhorne (6'2''-F/C-86, college: Maryland) added 13 points each. *Courtesy of www.signonsandiego.com