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March 19, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 26

milan macvanThe 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.

Mar. 17    Zlatorog Lasko vs. Krka 57:67 - Stats
Mar. 17    Maccabi Electra vs. Radnicki 92:76 - Stats
Mar. 17    Cibona vs. Helios Domzale 87:72 - Stats
Mar. 16    Zagreb CO vs. siroki WWin 48:72 - Stats - Siroki finished season in ABA Adriatic league with great win
Mar. 18    Crvena Zvezda vs. Partizan mt:s 69:84 - Stats - Partizan mt:s topped Crvena Zvezda Diva in derby
Mar. 17    Cedevita vs. Hemofarm STADA 80:64 - Stats
Mar. 17    Union Olimpija vs. Buducnost VOLI
72:68 - Stats





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.

Mar. 13    Zlatorog Lasko vs. Buducnost VOLI 62:72 - Stats
Mar. 14    Hemofarm STADA vs. Union Olimpija 78:75 - Stats
Mar. 14    Partizan mt:s vs. Cedevita 67:63 - Stats - Milan Macvan led Partizan mt:s to another one win
Feb. 29    siroki WWin vs. Crvena Zvezda 76:66 - Stats
Mar. 13    Cibona vs. Zagreb CO 84:88 - Stats
Mar. 13    Helios Domzale vs. Maccabi Electra 53:71 - Stats
Mar. 13    Krka vs. Radnicki
73:69 - Stats - Radnicki without chances for Eurocup





March 12, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 24

cedomir vitkovacBuducnost 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.

Mar. 10    Zlatorog Lasko vs. Radnicki 65:79 - Stats
Mar. 10    Helios Domzale vs. Krka 82:92 - Stats
Mar. 10    Maccabi Electra vs. Zagreb CO 88:68 - Stats
Mar. 10    Crvena Zvezda DIVA vs. Cibona 80:67 - Stats - Crvena Zvezda Diva topped Cibona
Mar. 10    siroki WWin vs. Cedevita 76:65 - Stats
Mar. 11    Union Olimpija vs. Partizan mt:s 70:57 - Stats - Partizan mt:s defeated in Ljubljana
Mar. 10    Buducnost VOLI vs. Hemofarm 84:65 - Stats






March 8, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 23

chris warrenPartizan 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 7    Hemofarm STADA vs. Zlatorog Lasko 58:54 - Stats
March 7    Partizan mt:s vs. Buducnost VOLI 67:58 - Stats
March 6    siroki WWin vs. Union Olimpija 64:71 - Stats - Siroki lost against Union Olimpija due to 24 turnovers
March 6    Cibona vs. Cedevita 102:106 OT - Stats - Cedevita topped Cibona in amazing game after two overtimes
March 15    Maccabi Electra vs. Crvena Zvezda 101:66 - Stats - Maccabi Electra demolishes Crvena Zvezda Diva
March 7    Krka vs. Zagreb CO 84:65 - Stats
March 6    Radnicki vs. Helios Domzale
72:77 - Stats - Unexpected defeat for Radnicki





March 4, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 22

vlada jovanovicPartizan 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.

March 3   Zlatorog vs. Helios 67:73 - Stats
March 3   Zagreb vs. Radnicki 76:81 - Stats
March 3   Zvezda vs. Krka 82:78 - Stats
March 3   Cedevita vs. Maccabi 77:83 - Stats - Maccabi Electra continues dominance in ABA Adriatic league
March 3   Olimpija vs. Cibona 58:61 - Stats
March 3   Buducnost vs. Siroki 68:61 - Stats
March 2   Hemofarm vs. Partizan 66:87 - Stats
- Partizan mt:s topped Hemofarm in Game 22 of ABA Adriatic league





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 24    Siroki WWin vs. Zlatorog Lasko 72:64 - Stats
February 25    Cibona vs. Partizan mt:s 77:83 - Stats - Dominic James led Partizan mt:s to another one win
February 27    Maccabi Electra vs. Hemofarm STADA 85:64 - Stats
February 25    Krka vs. Buducnost VOLI 62:69 - Stats
February 26    Radnicki vs. Union Olimpija 88:76 - Stats

February 26    Cedevita vs. Helios Domzale 98:72 - Stats
February 24    Crvena Zvezda vs. Zagreb CO
87:74 - Stats - Crvena Zvezda Diva topped Zagreb CO despite Mario Kasun 31 points





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 WWin
86:59





February 6, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 21

dontaye draperThere 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 CO
81:82





January 29, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 17

Maccabi 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 27    Cibona vs. Zlatorog Lasko 80:44
January 28    Maccabi Electra vs. Siroki WWin 84:69
January 28    Krka vs. Partizan mt:s 70:79
January 28    Radnicki vs. Hemofarm STADA 94:74
January 28    Helios Domzale vs. Buducnost VOLI 60:81
January 29    Zagreb CO vs. Union Olimpija 74:78
February 8    Cedevita vs. Crvena Zvezda
96:91





January 23, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 18

vladimir lucicMaccabi 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 Electra
85:91

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

miro bilanCedevita 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 Olimpija
93:75
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

theo papaloukasMaccabi 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. Krka
77:57





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

shawn james maccabi electraMaccabi 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

krunoslav simonKK 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

sean may kk zagrebMaccabi 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 more here.





November 20, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 8

jordan farmarIn 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

damir markota union olimpijaUnion 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

danilo andjusicUnion 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

jordan farmar maccabi electraTwo 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

damir markotaUnion 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

danny greenPartizan 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

vlada jovanovic partizan belgradeBlack 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

hemofarm vs. zagreb aba leagueThe 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

aba adriatic leagueThe 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.






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