March 19, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 26
Adriatic League regular season came to a close with the top three teams
in the standings coasting to big wins. Maccabi blasted Radnicki 92-76
on Saturday behind 18 points from Devin Smith, 14 from Lior Eliyahu and
13 each from Keith Langford and David Blu to finish the regular season
24-1. Partizan mt:s dominated the great Belgrade derby against Crvena
Zvezda 69-84 to take its record to 19-7. Dominic James scored 20, while
Milan Macvan shined with 18 points and 14 rebounds for the winners, who
outrebounded their rivals 23-38. Cedevita also finished up 19-7 after
beating Hemofarm Stada 80-64. Miro Bilan tallied 17 points and 10
rebounds and Ivan Opacak added 16 points for the winners. Read more here.
March 16, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League Game 26 preview
With game Zagreb CO – Siroki
today at 20.00, ABA Adriatic league Game 26 will start. It is last game
in regular season of ABA Adriatic league. With five more games at
Saturday and one game at Sunday, we will finally have completed ABA
Adriatic league regular season. Even situation is pretty clear there
are some calculations, but mostly about National scores. ABA Adriatic
league Final 4 contestants are already known. Read more here.
March 14, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 25
In a duel between two Adriatic League final four
sides that could end up as opponents in the semifinals, Partizan mt:s
bested Cedevita 67-63 in the Serbian capital. Milan Macvan totaled 17
points and 9 rebounds and Miroslav Raduljica added 14 points for the
winners, who improved to 18-7 – just like Cedevita. Three-pointers by
Ivan Opacak and Chris Warren kept Cedevita in the game late, but Danilo
Andusic iced the game with 4 free throws in the final minute. Warren
and Chris Owens scored 11 points apiece in defeat. Read more here.
March 13, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League Game 25 preview
Today and tomorrow ABA Adriatic league Game 25 will
be played. Even it is already known which four teams will play at ABA
Adriatic league Final 4 in Tel Aviv there will be interesting games.
Maccabi Electra, Cedevita Zagreb, Partizan mt:s and Buducnost Voli will
fight for ABA Adriatic league trophy. Let’s wait for several days to
see final classifications. “Game of the week” is clash between Partizan
mt:s and Cedevita, at Wednesday, in Pionir Arena in Belgrade. Game
start at 20.15 CET. Read more here.
March 12, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 24
Voli hammered Hemofarm Stada 84-65 to clinch the fourth and final spot
in this season’s Adriatic League final four in Tel Aviv. The
Montenegrin champs join Maccabi Electra, Cedevita and Partizan mt:s as
the foursome that will play for the title. Marko Popovic led the way
for Buducnost with 16 points and Cedomir Vitkovac added 14 as the team
improved to 16-7. Maccabi continued its dominance atop the standings by
easily downing KK Zagreb 88-68 and lifting its record to 21-1. The
hosts hit the gas early, taking a 31-15 lead, then coasted the rest of
the way. Read more here.
March 9, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 24 preview
ABA Adriatic league will continue tomorrow, March 10
with 6 games, and March 11 with one game. Even situation is pretty
clear, three teams are sure for Final 4 in Tel Aviv. Buducnost Voli is
close to book its tickets and fill fourth spot, but regarding some
calculations and minor possibilities it is still unofficial. Maccabi
Electra, Cedevita Zagreb and Partizan mt:s waiting to see if Buducnost
Voli will be the fourth team that will compete in Final 4. Read more here.
March 8, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 23
mt:s denied Buducnost Voli the last remaining ticket to the Adriatic
League Final Four – at least temporarily – with a 67-58 victory on
Wednesday in the Serbian capital. However Partizan remained in third
place with a 17-6 record after Cedevita downed Cibona in the Zagreb
derby after two overtimes to remain one win ahead of the Serbian
champs. Partizan pulled away in the second quarter to take a 42-29
halftime lead and added to that in the third quarter before Buducnost
tried to rally in the fourth. Milan Macvan posted 12 points and 11
rebounds to lead the winners, while Vladimir Lucic and Danilo Adjusic
added 11 points apiece. Read more here.
March 6, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season Game 23 preview
With three games today, and three games tomorrow ABA
Adriatic league Game 23 will be played. Game between Maccabi Electra
and Crvena Zvezda Diva is scheduled for March 15. There will be few
interesting games in this week. First, today at 18.00 CET Siroki will
host Union Olimpija and try to come even closer to ABA Adriatic league
Final 4. Even I said last time that Buducnost Voli booked last, fourt
spot for Final 4, there are still some calculations that Siroki could
reach final spot. Read more here.
March 4, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 22
mt:s joined Maccabi Electra and Cedevita Zagreb as the first three
teams to qualify for the Adriatic League Final Four with a 66-78
victory over Hemofarm Stada on Friday night. Partizan outscored
Hemofarm in all four quarters and held the home team to just 9
third-quarter points in improving to 16-6. Miroslav Raduljica scored 17
points and grabbed 6 rebounds in less than 20 minutes on the floor,
while Dominic James netted 15 to lead the Serbian champs. Maccabi won
its top-of-the-table clash against Cedevita 77-83 to improve to 20-1.
Richard Hendrix, Devin Smith and Lior Eliyahu scored 14 points apiece
to lead a balanced Maccabi attack. Read more here.
March 2, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 22 preview
ABA Adriatic league Game 22 will start today with
Game between Hemofarm and Partizan mt:s in Vrsac. Game will start at
20.00 CET and anything except win for Partizan mt:s will be big
surprise. Partizan mt:s is big favorite even coach Vlade Jovanovic and
his players in their statements says that they need to be very careful
in this game. I am sure that we will see another one loss of Hemofarm,
and if you ask me, only one question in this game is with how many
points Partizan mt:s will win. Read more here.
February 24, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 19
After some short break due to National Cup
competitions, ABA Adriatic league will continue today with Game 19. Two
games will open this Game 19 in ABA Adriatic league. First at 18.00 CET
Siroki Wwin will host Zlatorog Lasko in Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and
Herzegovina. After successful appearance at Bosnian National Cup and new trophy for Siroki Wwin, they are favorites in this game, especially because they will meet team from the bottom. Read more here.
February 11, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 20
February 11 Zagreb CO vs. Zlatorog Lasko 71:64
February 12 Crvena Zvezda vs. Helios Domzale 86:69
February 29 Cedevita vs. Radnicki
February 11 Union Olimpija vs. Krka 79:81 OT
February 11 Maccabi Electra vs. Buducnost VOLI
February 12 Hemofarm STADA vs. Cibona February 10 Partizan mt:s vs. siroki WWin86:59
February 6, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 21
were big wins for three of the top teams in the Adriatic League over
the weekend, while Cibona stopped Buducnost in another key clash.
First-placed Maccabi Electra routed Union Olimpija 63-83 on the road
Saturday night as David Blu scored 17 and Richard Hendrix posted 14
points and 10 rebounds. Maccabi led 34-39 at halftime and then pulled
away in the third quarter to secure its 18th win in 19 games. Sofoklis
Schortsanitis added 11 points and Devin Smith 10 for the Israeli
champs. Former Maccabi guard Goran Jeretin paced Olimpija with 18
points. Cedevita Zagreb scored a 63-74 road win at Krka Novo Mesto to
improve to 14-4 and remain in second place. Read more here.
Believe or not, this weekend we will have Game 21,
even most of the teams played only 18 games, Cedevita Zagreb and Crvena
Zvezda Beograd only 17. Ohh well, people from ABA Adriatic league
changes schedule due to Maccabi and their Turkish Airlines Euroleague
games, but couldn’t you guys just change numbers of scheduled weeks?
Read more here.
February 4 Partizan mt:s vs. - Zlatorog Lasko 90:50
February 6 Siroki WWin vs. Hemofarm STADA 72:65
February 4 Cibona vs. Buducnost VOLI 80:74
February 4 Union Olimpija vs. Maccabi Electra 63:83
February 4 Krka vs. Cedevita 63:74
February 4 Radnicki vs. Crvena Zvezda 86:90
February 3 Helios Domzale vs. Zagreb CO81:82
January 29, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 17
Electra further extended its lead atop the Adriatic League standings to
four wins over Cedevita Zagreb, whose game with Crvena Zvezda was
postponed, and Buducnost Voli with a big home win over Siroki WWin.
Lior Eliyahu and Keith Langford scored 18 points apiece and Richard
Hendrix added 17 points and 8 rebounds for the Israeli champs, who
romped 84-69. The hosts led 37-34 at halftime and extended the
advantage to double figures in the third quarter as Maccabi pushed its
league best record to 17-1. Buducnost notched its 13th win by routing
Helios Domzale 60-81 Bojan Krstovic netted 20 points and Milan
Milosevic 13 for the Montenegrin giants. Partizan mts sits fourth at
12-6 following a 70-79 win at Krka Novo Mesto. Milan Macvan paced a
balanced attack with 14 points and Dusan Kecman came through with 9
points and 6 assists. Read more here.
January 23, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 18
Electra pulled off another marquee win, which combined with
second-placed Cedevita Zagreb’s loss took the Israeli champs; lead in
the Adriatic League to three wins. Maccabi downed Partizan 78-84 on the
road in Belgrade to improve to 16-1. Tal Burstein scored 18 points and
Sofoklis Schortsanitis added 12 in as many minutes to lead a balanced
Maccabi lineup. The visitors pulled away in the third quarter when a
Jon Scheyer triple capped a 0-15 run that made it 57-70, Partizan
closed the gap to 75-78 on a Miroslav Raduljica layup with three
minutes to play, but Devin Smith answered and Burstein added free
throws as Maccabi regained control and held on to win. Danilo Andusic
scored 18 for Partizan, Vladimir Lucic added 16 and Raduljica 14 for
Partizan. KK Zagreb downed Cedevita 96-92 to hand the visitors their
third loss of the season. Read more here.
January 20 Zlatorog - Zvezda 56:70
January 21 Zagreb - Cedevita 96:92
January 22 Olimpija - Helios 83:92 OT
January 21 Buducnost - Radnicki 93:86
January 21 Hemofarm - Krka 84:63
January 21 Partizan - Maccabi 78:84
January 22 Siroki - Cibona 84:75
ABA Adriatic league Game 18 preview
Zlatorog will host Crvena Zvezda Beograd as opener
of Game 18 of ABA Adriatic league today at 20.00 CET in Lasko. Maybe
some of you will say: “Hey, hold on, how do you mean game 18? Where is
a game 17???”. You are right guys, but don’t ask me. It is true that
after Game 16 in ABA Adriatic league we will have now Game 18,
strange??? Well, there is no explanation on official ABA Adriatic
league website. As far as I could see, next week we will have Game 17.
Funny, huuuh??? However, 7 new games, and we can expect good games and
new excitements. Read more here.
January 15, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 16
Maccabi Electra warmed up for the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Top 16 by winning the first of its two games this weekend in
overtime, 85-91 on the road against Cibona Zagreb in the Adriatic
League. Three-pointers by Devin Smith and Jon Scheyer keyed 2-12 run to
start overtime for the winners. Smith led all scorers with 19 points as
Maccabi raised its record to 15-1. Keith Langford added 16 points and
Lior Eliyahu 11 for the winners, who made 10 of 18 three-pointers and
got 12 rebounds from Shawn James. Two more Adriatic League games on
Saturday went to overtime. Read more here.
January 15 Zlatorog Lasko vs. Cedevita 64:83
January 15 Union Olimpija vs. C. Zvezda 74:73
January 14 Buducnost VOLI vs.Zagreb CO 81:70
January 14 Helios vs. Hemofarm 89:86
January 14 Radnicki vs. Partizan mt-s 92:80
January 14 Siroki WWin vs. Krka 81:60
January 14 Cibona vs. Maccabi Electra85:91
ABA Adriatic league Game 16 preview
Even game 15 of ABA Adriatic league is still not
completed, since Radnicki and Siroki will play at January 31, game 16
will start with 5 games tomorrow, Saturday, January 14, and 2 games at
Sunday, January 15. We will have great opportunity to see several
interesting games as usual. Read more here.
January 9, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 15
Zagreb closed the gap from first place Maccabi Electra to just two wins
by blasting Union Olimpija 93-75 on Wednesday in the Adriatic League.
Partizan mt:s also won to remain one game back, but Buducnost Voli lost
to slip to fourth place. Marko Car scored 18 points and Miro Bilan
added 17 plus 11 rebounds to lead six Cedevita scorers in double
figures as the team improved to 12-3. The hosts led by 12 after 10
minutes, but Olimpija closed the gap to 35-28 by halftime. Cedevita
then erupted for 34 third-quarter points as it put the game out of
reach. Dontaye Draper and Ivan Opacak added 13 points apiece for the
winners. Deon Thompson scored 10 for Olimpija in defeat. Partizan is
11-4 following a 64-72 road win at Helios Domzale. Miroslav Raduljica
dominated with 31 points on near-perfect shooting plus 8 rebounds and 2
blocks in amassing a performance index rating of 47 for the winners.
Read more here.
January 5 Maccabi Electra vs. Zlatorog 87:51
January 10 Krka vs. Cibona 77:86
January 10 Crvena Zvezda vs. Buducnost VOLI 63:57
January 11 Helios vs. Partizan mt:s 64:72
January 11 Zagreb CO vs. Hemofarm 77:67
January 11 Cedevita vs. Union Olimpija93:75 January 31 Radnicki vs. Siroki WWin 86:93
ABA Adriatic league Game 15 preview
Today, games of ABA Adriatic league game 15 will be
continued. One game is already played. At January 5, Maccabi Electra
devastated Zlatorog Lasko 87:51 and proved its dominance in ABA
Adriatic league. Read more here.
January 9, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 14
Electra won twice in three days to climb to 14-1 in the Adriatic
League. The Israeli champs blasted Zaltorog Lasko 87-51 at home on
Thursday behind wily veteran Theo Papaloukas, who amassed 13 points, 6
assists and 5 steals. Shawn James added 13 points, 10 rebounds and 7
blocked shots and David Blu led all scorers with 16 points. After
leading 41-25 at halftime, Maccabi poured it on in the third quarter to
register its 13th victory. Two days later, Maccabi downed Krka Novo
Mesto 77-57 as Demond Mallet tallied 18 points, Devin Smith 14 and
Papaloukas dished 7 assists. Jure Lalic paced Krka with 18 points and 8
rebounds. Maccabi’s cushion over second place is three wins after
Buducnost Voli routed Cedevita 81-64, dropping the visitors to 11-3.
Read more here.
January 8 Zlatorog vs. Union Olimpija 63:69
January 7 Buducnost VOLI vs. Cedevita 81:64 January 5 Hemofarm vs. Crvena Zvezda 73:81
January 8 Partizan mt :s vs. Zagreb CO 94:85
January 7 Siroki WWin vs. Helios 85:59
January 7 Cibona vs. Radnički 81:87
January 7 Maccabi Electra vs. Krka77:57
January 2, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 13
Maccabi Electra routed Radnicki 70-91 Tuesday to
remain in first place in the Adriatic League. David Blu scored 23 and
Devin Smith 22 to pace the Israeli champs, who improved to 11-1.
Maccabi took control early and led 30-50 by halftime en route to the
win. Keith Langford added 17 points and for the winners. David Simon
had 17 in defeat. Cedevita is even with Maccabi on wins, but has an
additional loss, after downing Hemofarm Stada 74-78 over the weekend.
Vedran Vukusic scored Cedevita’s last 6 points to put his team ahead
twice and to ice the game from the line. Vukusic finished with 20
points, Matjaz Smodis added 13 and Dontaye Draper amassed 11 points, 7
assists and 3 steals to lead the victors. Ivan Maras led Hemofarm with
14 points. Partizan mt:s and Buducnost Voli are tied for third place at
9-4 after respective wins. Read more here.
December 19, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 12
Electra pummeled Helios 94-56 at home on Saturday night to remain atop
the Adriatic League with a 10-1 record. The league leaders started and
finished strong, outscoring the visitors 52 to 25 in the first and
fourth quarters. Maccabi did its heavy scoring in the paint, led by big
men Sofoklis Schortsanitis, who scored 23 points, and Shawn James, who
added 19. Dejan Jeftic led Helios with 17 points. KK Cedevita remained
hot on Maccabi’s heels by improving to 10-2 with a 75-57 win over Partizan mt:s.
Cedevita opened with a 21-12 lead and controlled the game throughout,
as Dontaye Draper poured in 17 points and nabbed 4 stealss and Chris
Owens added 13 points. Miroslav Raduljica led Partizan with 15 points,
while Vladimir Lucic added 14. Read more here.
December 11, 2011 -ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 11
Zagreb CO handed Adriatic League leader Maccabi Electra its first loss
of the season Saturday night in the Croatian capital 81-74. The win
lifted Zagreb to the top half of the table with a 6-5 record, while 9-1
Maccabi remains first ahead of Cedevita, which has the same amount of
wins, but an additional loss. Zagreb used a 23-17 fourth quarter and
superior three-point shooting – hitting 12 of 21 from deep compared
with Maccabi’s 3 of 14 - to secure the win. Krunoslav Simon led the
winners with a game-leading 26 points. Mario Kasun and Damir Rancic
added 12 each for the winners. Maccabi was paced by Devin Smith and
Keith Langford, who scored 12 apiece. Cedevita downed Siroki WWin
74-60. Led by Marino Bazdaric’s 15 points and Dontaye Draper’s 11, the
hosts took control of the game in the second quarter and never
relinquished it. Read more here.
December 4, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 10
Electra kept its grip on first place in the Adriatic League with a
tightly fought road win over Crvena Zvezda 76-83 on Saturday night to
remain unbeaten at 9-0. Maccabi went infront 17-25 in the opening
quarter, but the hosts battled hard, won the second quarter and tied
the fourth to keep things close. Sofokolis Schortsanitis led the
winners with a game-leading 19 points, and Keith Langford and Yogev
Ohayon added 12 apiece. Petar Popovic got 17 points to lead Zvezda.
Zagreb was the only other Euroleague side to win this week, overcoming
Krka 85-80 at home on Saturday night for a 5-5 record. The hosts
outscored Krka 39-32 in the second half to clinch the victory.
Krunoslav Simon paced the winners with 25 points and Sean May added 23
along with 13 rebounds. Siroki beat Union Olimpija 50-87 on the road
Saturday night on the strength of torrid shooting from downtown,
hitting 15 of 25 three-pointers. Read more here.
November 27, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 9
Euroleague powerhouse Maccabi Electra maintained
control of first place in the Adriatic League after outgunning Cedevita
96-89 at home on Saturday night to remain unbeaten at 8-0. Maccabi
dominated the second quarter 33-18 for a 54-44 halftime lead that
Cedevita would cut to 74-72, but never overcame. Guy Pnini paced the
winners with 26 points on 5 of 6 from downtown, while Jordan Farmer
distributed a game-leading 13 assists. Dontaye Draper drained 28 points
on 7 of 8 from long-distance to lead Cedevita, which is now part of a
three-way tie for second place with a 7-2 record. Partizan mt:s took
its share of second place by overwhelming Hemofarm Stada 82-60. Read
November 20, 2011 -ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 8
an all-Euroleague battle of Adriatic League leaders, Maccabi Electra
handed Union Olimpija its first defeat of the season, 67-66, on
Saturday night to take a 7-0 record and sole possession of first place.
Maccabi won by the skin of its teeth, entering the fourth quarter with
a 54-45 lead that evaporated as Olimpija outscored the hosts 13-21, but
Yogev Ohayon stole the ball with 20 seconds left and coasted in for a
layup to give the hosts a 66-62 lead that held up. Lior Eliyahu led
Maccabi with 19 points and 9 rebounds, while David Blu added 13.
Olimpija, which slipped to 7-1, got 15 points from Deon Thompson and 12
from Sasu Salin. Partizan mt:s missed a chance to join the tie for
second when it fell to Zlatorog,
72-62, to end the week at 6-2. Vladimir Panic and Daniel Vujasinovic
scored 20 points apiece and Panic added a 7 assists for the winners.
Partizan got 12 points each from Miroslav Raduljica and Vladimir Lucic.
Read more here.
November 14, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 7
Olimpija eked out a 78-80victory on the road against Krka to stay atop
the Adriatic League standings at 7-0, while Maccabi Electra had an
easier time of it against Buducnost, winning 69-81, also on the road,
to remain undefeated at 6-0. Olimpija trailed Krka by 11 points
entering the fourth quarter, 62-51, but turned on the jets when it
counted most, outscoring the hosts 16-29 to snatch away the win at the
end. Damir Markota knocked down 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds to
lead the visitors, while Ben Woodside and Sasu Salin added 11 apiece.
Krka was paced by Jerome Jordan’s 18 points. Read more here.
November 6, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 6
Olimpija cruised past Radnicki to move atop the Adriatic League
standings at 6-0, with Maccabi Electra also undefeated at 5-0. Olimpija
stayed perfect by topping Radnicki 85-70 in Ljubljana on Saturday. Deon
Thompson paced the winners with 17 points, Danny Green added 15 and
Aleksandar Capin had 14 for Olimpija, which was without Damir Markota.
Olimpija led 54-36 at halftime and when Radnicki got within 71-66 with
five minutes left, back-to-back triples by Capin and Thompson sealed
the outcome. Partizan improved to 5-1 by downing archrival Cibona 91-67
behind 14 points from Danilo Andjusic. Miroslav Raduljica added 12 and
Rasko Katic had 11 for Partizan. Brian Chase scored 16 points for
Cibona, Antwain Barbour added 11 and Jure Lalic and Andrija Zizic each
got 10 for the guests. Read more here.
October 30, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 5
days after they met in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Maccabi Electra
Tel Aviv repeated the outcome with a 78-67 victory over Partizan mt:s
Belgrade in a clash of unbeaten Adriatic League squads. Jordan Farmar
led a balanced Maccabi attack with 14 points and 7 assists. That result
coupled with Union Olimpija’s road win at Helios Domzale leaves Maccabi
and Olimpija tied atop the standings at 5-0. Deon Thompson scored 23
off the bench to lead Olimpija to a 63-77 win. In a Croatian derby,
Cedevita dominated Zagreb 97-51. Chris Warren and Ivan Opacak led
Cedevita with 17 points each. Cibona got 20 points from Antwain Barbour
in a 75-70 win over Siroki WWin. Cedevita, Cibona and Partizan are tied
for third place with 4-1 records. Read more here.
October 23, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 4
Olimpija, Partizan mt:s and Maccabi Electra remain undefeated through
four weeks in the Adriatic League. While Olimpij and Partizan needed to
sweat on Sunday, Maccabi cruised on Saturday. Union Olimpija needed
overtime to see off Zagreb CO 91-90 in an all-Turkish Airlines
Euroleague affair. Damir Markota was Olimpija’s big gun with 24 points
and 10 rebounds. Partizan topped Krka Novo Mesto 68-63 in a game the
visitors led midway through the fourth quarter. Marko Cakarevic had 11
points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Maccabi routed Siroki WWin 60-84
on Saturday behind 19 points from Lior Eliyahu and 16 from Richard
Hendrix, who was perfect from the field and nabbed 4 rebounds in 15
minutes of play. Read more here.
October 17, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 3
Partizan mt:s, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and Union
Olimpija are the only three teams with the perfect score in the opening
rounds of the 2011/12 ABA League. On Saturday Olimpija and Partizan
joined the Israelians at the top with the victories against Crvena
zvezda and Radnički. But the black-and-whites had a tough game to
against the Serbian rival, which had a strong line-up in this season
and was leading until the last quarter. Olimpija on the other side was
the only team in the third round to reach the 100-point mark, which
made the Crvena zvezda coach Svetislav Pesic pretty angry. »It is the
first time I have been through something like this in my career,« said
Pesic disappointed with his team's defense. Read more here.
October 13, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 2
and Union Olimpija joined Maccabi Electra as the only teams to win
their first two games in the Adriatic League this season. Partizan
walloped Helios Domzale 86-59, while Olimpija edged Cedevita the night
before. Miroslav Raduljica scored 14 points in 15 minutes and Acie Law
also netted 14 to lead Partizan, which outrebounded its opponent 39-20.
Olimpija overcame a fourth-quarter, double-digit deficit to beat
Cedevita 84-81. . Danny Green and Ratko Varda scored 15 each to lead
Olimpija. In an all-Eurocup clash, Cibona Zagreb defeated Krka Novo
Mesto 82-72 thanks to Brian Chase’s 22 points. Hemofarm Stada held off
Zagreb 80-77 as Marko Sutalo came through with 18 points. Buducnost
Vali topped Crvena Zvezda 79-64 as Nikola Vucevic produced 16 points
and 18 rebounds. And Radnicki edged Siroki 92-93. Read more here.
October 12, 2011 - Partizan mt:s - Helios, Wednesday 20:00
and whites will host Helios in "Pionir". Aba league continues, Partizan
mt:s plays firts game in new season on home court on Wednesday 12th
October at 20:00. Team from Domzale and team from Humska played 12
games so far, and black and whites won 11 times. Helios played even
game against Siroki in first round, in the end away team won with the
score 90:92, while black and whites were convincing in Zagreb, where
they won with the score 93:65. Tickets will be available from 17 hours
until the beginning of the match on Pionir box-offices, price will be
200rsd for stand and 400rsd for parterre. Read more here.
October 12, 2011 - Ambitious Zagreb still on the waiting list
Euroleague picture from recent seasons slightly changed this year, when
Zagreb qualified for the top European competition instead of Cibona.
But the newcomer has problems in the opening rounds of ABA League. A
defeat against Partizan in the first round was painful for the whole
team since Partizan almost reached the 100 point mark while Zagreb
bagged only 65 points but after another defeat, this time against
Hemofarm on the road, the Croatian team is among few teams in the
regional league, which are still striving for a victory. Read more here.
October 9, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 1
Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams of the Adriatic League fared well in
their respective openers with only KK Zagreb losing, but that loss
coming against another Euroleague side, Partizan mt:s. The league
leader through the opening weekend is Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, which
is 3-0 thanks to having several games moved up in its schedule. Maccabi
beat Krka Novo Mesto and Zlatorog Lasko each by double figures in
Slovenia and then took Cibona 97-81 in the home opener. All-Euroleague
center Sofoklis Schortsanitis averaged 15.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and a
block in the wins, while point guard Jordan Farmar accounted for 12
points and 4.7 assists. Read more here.
October 4, 2011 - Maccabi dominant in the opening games of ABA League
The ABA League officially started with two games
played in Slovenia on Saturday and Monday with Maccabi being the main
protagonist. The Israelian champ was too strong for both Slovenian
teams, first it defeated Krka on Friday and than Zlatorog on Monday.
Krka, which is the 2011 Eurochallenge champion, was not able to compete
with one of the strongest European teams already from the first minute
of the game and it was not at all seen that Maccabi was without the
main coach David Blatt for most of the practicing period because of his
obligations with the Russian national team. Read more here.
October 1, 2011 - Round 1 preview
It is eight years since Maccabi played in the
regional league final against Zadar, which at that time won its first
and so far the last trophy in the competition. This year the Israelian
champion is returning to the ABA League and has the honor to play the
inaugural game against Krka on Saturday. Because of the distance
between Israel and all countries ABA League teams come from the
agreement was reached according to which Maccabi will have a special
schedule and will therefore play three games already in the first week:
against Krka, Zlatorog and Cibona. Other ABA League teams will start
the season accoring to the schedule, that is on October 8th and 9th.