May 29, 2015 - Tajfun won the Slovenian league title Tajfun
is the new champion of Slovenian league. In a decisive fourth game of
the finals, they have beaten Rogaska in Sentjur 67:65 and edged out the
opponent with the score 3:1 in victories. Dragisa Drobnjak became the
MVP of the finals. Read more here.
May 29, 2015 - Slovenia youngsters provide alternatives Confirmation
by the Slovenian Basketball Federation that Beno Udrih will not play
for the national team at EuroBasket 2015 was not met with surprise and
certainly did not set off any alarm bells. Goran Dragic will announce
on 16 June whether he will suit up for Slovenia at EuroBasket 2015.
Read more here.
May 28, 2015 - Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought After
a generation of wishing and waiting, the Golden State Warriors have
finally arrived on basketball's biggest stage again. Stephen Curry had
26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the
Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years.
Read more here.
May 28, 2015 - ANGT standout Birutis working hard to improve Laurynas
Birutis has the same long, lengthy build as Sigitas Birutis. As
Zalgiris Kaunas coach Tomas Masiulis joked, “The frame is the same as
his father, who also needed to put on some weight.” The younger Birutis
was one of the top performers at the recent ANGT finals. Read more here.
May 28, 2015 - Familiar Spain U20 roster defined early Youth
national teams are forced by definition to undergo a radical change in
their composition every year, but Spain's U20 side this summer is an
exception to the rule. Alberto Abalde is one of six players returning
to the Spanish U20 team this summer. Read more here.
May 28, 2015 - France U20s embark on ambitious trip A
not-so-secret basketball project involving 23 young players got
underway at the world-famous INSEP (Institut National du Sport, de
l'Expertise et de la Performance) in Paris on Wednesday, 27 May. Jean
Aimé Toupane has been in charge of the French U20 team since 2009. Read
May 27, 2015 - LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks James
scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving provided a boost after missing two games
and Cleveland reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory
over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference
title. Read more here.
May 27, 2015 - Igokea, Cedevita, Tajfun snatch new wins Igokea
victoriously opened their finals campaign in the BiH national
championship, while Tajfun made a break in Rogaska Slatina and leads
the finals 2:1 in Slovenia. Cedevita had no trouble with Zagreb in the
first game of the semis in Croatia. Szolnok became back to back
Hungarian champion. Read more here.
May 27, 2015 - Sixth domestic league trophy for Szolnok Szolnoki
Olaj have swept the final series against KTE-Duna Aszfalt from
Kecskemet with three victories in a row and have claimed the second
domestic championship trophy in a row – sixth in the entire club's
history. Read more here.
May 27, 2015 - 11 ABA players on Serbia preliminary squad Serbia
national team coaching staff is already making plans ahead of the
EuroBasket 2015 and head coach Aleksandar Djordjevic presented the
preliminary squad for this summer's national team. As many of 11 ABA
League players found their names on the list. Read more here.
May 27, 2015 - Stellar Kaltsidou shows class Styliani
Kaltsidou showed why her veteran qualities will be so welcome when
Greece step out at Final Round next month after a big display helped
her team to a friendly success against Sweden. Frida Eldebrink excelled
in defeat with 20 points. Read more here.
May 26, 2015 - Serbia rely on World Cup core Serbia
announced on Tuesday a 24-strong EuroBasket 2015 preliminary squad
which includes ten players from the silver medal-winning side at FIBA
Basketball World Cup 2014. Sasha Djordjevic's goal is to lead Serbia to
the 2016 Rio Olympics. Read more here.
May 26, 2015 - UMMC start rebuilding with Vieru Having
promised an overhaul of their roster in the wake of their failure to
capture last season's EuroLeague Women title, UMMC Ekaterinburg have
started the process with the acquisition of Natalia Vieru. Vieru
averaged 9.7 points and 8.4 rebounds domestically. Read more here.
May 26, 2015 - Fenerbahce re-signs coach Obradovic through 2017 Fenerbahce
Ulker reached a new agreement with eight-time Euroleague champion coach
Zeljko Obradovic to extend his contract until the end of the 2016-17
season. Obradovic is in his second season with Fenerbahce, which he led
to its first Euroleague Final 4 appearance this season. Read more here.
May 26, 2015 - Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors 128-115 James Harden was not happy after a poor performance in Houston's embarrassing loss to Golden State in Game 3. Coach Kevin McHale told him the best thing to do was take that frustration out on the other team. Read more here.
May 26, 2015 - Ploiesti reign supreme in Romania CSU
Asesoft Ploiesti landed at the weekend their fourth consecutive
Romanian LNB title, extending their league trophy count to an amazing
11 conquests in the last 12 seasons. Ploiesti kicked off the series
with a 79-70 win at home. Read more here.
May 26, 2015 - Tartu end five-year wait in Estonia Tartu
University Rock, who competed in this season's EuroChallenge reaching
the Last 16, returned to the Estonian Alexela KML throne at the weekend
for the first time since 2010. They prevailed 4-1 over arch-rivals BC
Kalev/Cramo in the best-of-seven finals series. Read more here.
May 26, 2015 - Spain win tourno, make cuts EuroBasket
Women 2015 favourites Spain came out on top of the Santander Tournament
over the weekend and also waved goodbye to Miram Foraste and Belen
Arrojo. Astou Ndour has dominated the paint in Spain's first
preparation games. Read more here.
May 25, 2015 - Cibona beat Zadar, MZT in finals MZT
Skopje Aerodrom qualified for the finals in Macedonian Championship
after sweeping the series against Feni Industri. In the finals they
will meet Kumanovo. In the first game of the „ABA League semis“ in
Croatia, Cibona was better at home court than Zadar. In Slovenia, the
finals are tied. Read more here.
May 25, 2015 - Slovak Republic sweating on Zirkova Slovak
Republic head coach Maros Kovacik has moved to the brink of his final
selection for EuroBasket Women 2015 but is still sweating on the
fitness of legendary veteran Zuzana Zirkova. It would appear that the
fate of Zirkova is in the hands of the medical team. Read more here.
May 25, 2015 - Petrovic to wear Serbia vest again Serbia
could now be slated as a genuine frontrunner for EuroBasket Women 2015
after announcing that reigning EuroLeague Women champion Sonja Petrovic
is to join the team for the Final Round. Prague forward Sonja Petrovic
last suited up for Serbia at EuroBasket Women 2009. Read more here.
May 24, 2015 - Szolnok's second step Szolnoki
Olaj is seriously approaching their new domestic championship trophy.
In the second game of Hungarian national championship finals, they were
better than KTE-Duna Aszfalt in Kecskemet and are now 2:0 up in the
hunt for the trophy. Read more here.
May 24, 2015 - MZT Skopje started victorious MZT
Skopje Aerodrom made a first step towards reaching the big finals of
Macedonian championship, by beating Feni Industries in the first game
of the semi-final series at home in Jane Sandanski arena with the final
score of 79:62. Read more here.
May 24, 2015 - Buducnost VOLI champion for 9th time Nothing
new in Montenegro – Buducnost VOLI was better than Sutjeska in the
final series and remains the only champion of this country in the
entire history, by claiming the championship title for the ninth time
in a row! Read more here.
May 22, 2015 - Warriors hold off Harden, Rockets 99-98 to take 2-0 lead Stephen
Curry scored 33 points before Harden lost the ball in the closing
seconds to end a spectacular duel between the NBA MVP and runner-up,
and the Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night
to take a 2-0 lead in the series. Read more here.
May 22, 2015 - Nymburk dynasty rules Czech Republic There
was a familiar sense of inevitability when the Czech Kooperativa NBL
league play-off finals series got under way and, once again, CEZ
Basketball Nymburk proved it was entirely justified. On Wednesday
night, Nymburk enjoyed a 96-59 win over Decin in Game 3 of the finals.
Read more here.
May 22, 2015 - Trabzonspor on brink of breakthrough EuroChallenge
runners-up Trabzonspor Medical Park are, as of Wednesday night, only
one win away from securing their most successful campaign in a decade.
Kaloyan Ivanov saved Trabzonspor Medical Park at the end of the first
of two overtimes. Read more here.
May 22, 2015 - European-based Germans get early call Germany
head coach Chris Fleming announced on Thursday a list of 21 players who
will undergo preliminary medical tests in late June, approximately a
month before the start of EuroBasket 2015 training camp. Read more here.
May 21, 2015 - Smith, James lead Cavs past Hawks 97-89 in Game 1 J.R.
Smith knocked down a tough 3-pointer, then another. Turning toward the
fans, their heckling transformed to groans, he blew off his right index
finger and motioned toward his side, like he was holstering his pistol.
Yep, Smith was that hot. Read more here.
May 21, 2015 - Step one for Szolnoki Olaj Szolnoki
Olaj took the lead in the finals od domestic championship by overcoming
KTE-Duna Aszfalt convincingly in Tiszaliget sports hall in the first
game. David Vojvoda was again the key man. David Vojvoda was the top
scorer with 11 points. Read more here.
May 21, 2015 - ABA league changes of ownership and management structure At
the meeting of the representatives of ABA League clubs with the
representatives of ABA League/ABA Sidro d.o.o. Management, held on
20.5.2015 in Ljubljana, the draft of the new company agreement of the
ABA Sidro d.o.o. Company was unanimously agreed on. Read more here.
May 21, 2015 - Maiden Finnish league title for Kataja Kataja
Basket, a club which has competed in the EuroChallenge three seasons in
a row, claimed on Tuesday night the Finnish Korisliiga crown for the
first time in their history. Teemu Rannikko led Kataja Basket to the
Finnish championship. Read more here.
May 21, 2015 - De Colo, France's stealth weapon When
Vincent Collet announced his 24-strong preliminary squad for EuroBasket
2015, it was received by media across Europe with a seldom-seen
consensus. Nando De Colo missed the FIBA World Cup 2014 but hopes to
return to the French national team for EuroBasket 2015. Read more here.
May 20, 2015 - Barcelona locks up Abrines through 2019 FC
Barcelona ensured one of its top perimeter players will remain with the
club for years to come by signing Alex Abrines to a contract extension
through the 2018-19 season. Abrines averaged 7.6 points on 34.1%
three-point shooting over 23 Euroleague games for Barcelona this
season. Read more here.
May 20, 2015 - Buducnost in front again Buducnost
VOLI is only a step away from winning its ninth Montenegrin
Championship trophy after beating Sutjeska in Moraca and taking a 2:1
lead in the series. In Slovenia, Tajfun will battle Rogacka in the
finals for the first ever championship trophy of any of those two
teams. Read more here.
May 20, 2015 - Igokea advanced to the finals in Bosnia and Herzegovina Igokea
is the first finalist of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national
championship, after overcoming an obstacle called Sloboda in the second
game of the semi-final series too. In Tuzla, Brady Heslip scored 27
points and Igokea won 97:75. Read more here.
May 20, 2015 - Turkey release four candidates The
candidate list of Turkey has been reduced ahead of their first
preparation games of the summer after Ekrem Memnun opted to release a
quartet of players, Ozge Yavas, Burcu Cigil, Tugce Murat and Simay
Karaman. Read more here.
May 19, 2015 - Nacickaite still has hot hand There
was an action packed weekend of EuroBasket Women 2015 preparation games
across the continent as teams continue their fine tuning for Final
Round, with Kamile Nacickaite showing she could be a major figure for
Lithuania. Read more here.
May 19, 2015 - Frankfurt exit but keep head high This
season came to an end for Fraport Skyliners on Sunday night, earlier
than they would have liked ideally, but still the EuroChallenge Final
Four participants have plenty of reasons to feel extremely satisfied.
Read more here.
May 19, 2015 - EuroBasket trophy set to tour Europe In
anticipation of EuroBasket 2015 being hosted by four countries for the
first time in history, the Nikolai Semashko Trophy, which will be held
aloft by the newly crowned European champions in Lille, France on 20
September, is about to embark on a journey across Europe. Read more here.
May 18, 2015 - Rockets back in conference finals first 1st time since '97 The
Houston Rockets are heading to the Western Conference finals for the
first time in 18 years after overcoming a 3-1 series deficit to
eliminate the Los Angeles Clippers. Harden scored 31 points, Dwight
Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds. Read more here.
May 18, 2015 - Nocioni named bwin MVP of Euroleague Final Four Andres
Nocioni came to Real Madrid over the summer to help lead the club to
glory and he made good on that at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Final Four. Nocioni was voted bwin MVP of the Final Four by accredited
Media at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship Game. Read more here.
May 18, 2015 - Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time After
a two-decade break, Real Madrid is once again the king of Europe!
Madrid defeated Olympiacos Piraeus 78-59 the 2015 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four Championship Game at Barclaycard Center in the
Spanish capital to become continental champion for a record ninth time.
Read more here.
May 18, 2015 - CSKA Moscow beats Fenerbahce in third-place game CSKA
Moscow held off a second-half rally by Fenerbahce Ulker to record an
80-86 victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Third-Place Game at
Barclaycard Center in Madrid. Both teams put in spirited efforts less
than 48 hours after losing their semifinal games at the Final Four.
Read more here.
May 18, 2015 - ANGT Championship Game: Real Madrid is the new champ! Real
Madrid secured its first title in the history of the ADIDAS NEXT
GENERATION TOURNAMENT by unseating the reigning champion Crvena Zevzda
Telekom Belgrade with a 73-70 victory in the 2015 final. Jonathan
Barreiro led the way with 19 points for Madrid. Read more here.
May 17, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, Final The
2014-15 Euroleague season reaches its climax with the championship game
between Olympiacos Piraeus and Real Madrid at Barclaycard Center.
Madrid has the chance to win its first continental crown in 20 years;
Los Blancos downed Olympiacos 73-61 in Zaragoza, Spain. Read more here.
May 17, 2015 - Igokea took the lead in the semi-finals The
knockout phase of the Bosnia and Herzegovina national championship has
begun and Igokea put on a truly dominant performance to take the lead
in the semi-final series against Sloboda Tuzla. In Slovenia, Tajfun
secured the finals, after beating for the second time and edging out
Krka. Read more here.
May 17, 2015 - Club competitions remodelling a priority The
Board of FIBA Europe met in Malta on Friday and, among others, debated
the future of the European club competitions. FIBA Europe raffirmed its
support for the reorganisation of all club competitions, including
regional leagues, across the continent. Read more here.
May 16, 2015 - Real Madrid heads to third straight final after beating Fenerbahce Real
Madrid dominated the second quarter and then held on the rest of the
way for a 96-87 victory over Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in the second
semifinal at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four at
Barclaycard Center in Madrid. Read more here.
May 16, 2015 - Aaron Jackson sets Final Four record with 7 steals CSKA
Moscow guard Aaron Jackson set a Euroleague Final Four single-game
record with 7 steals in the first semifinal of the 2015 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four against Olympiacos Piraeus on Friday
night at Barclaycard Center in Madrid. Read more here.
May 16, 2015 - Spanoulis comes through again as Olympiacos stuns CSKA Vassilis
Spanoulis continued his run of Final Four heroics by scoring 11
fourth-quarter points to lead Olympiacos Piraeus back from a 9-point
deficit with four minutes remaining for a 68-70 victory over CSKA
Moscow in the first semifinal at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Final Four. Read more here.
May 15, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, Semifinals: the battle for #F4Glory begins! After
six long months of battles on the basketball floors across the
continent, four teams arrive to Madrid, each knowing they are only two
wins away from winning the Euroleague crown. The ultimate excitement of
Friday semifinals action starts with CSKA Moscow clashing against
Olympiacos. Read more here.
May 15, 2015 - Sutjeska tied the finals to 1:1 The
finals of Montenegrin championship are tied to 1:1 in victories, after
Sutjeska managed to beat the favourites of Buducnost VOLI in the second
game in Niksic, after losing the first one in Podgorica convincingly.
The home side started strongly and was ahead for the most of the game.
Read more here.
May 14, 2015 - 2014-15 bwin MVP: Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Euroleague
Basketball announced the bwin MVP for the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague is Nemanja Bjelica of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. Bjelica was
presented the trophy for the top performer of the season by Ronny
Nessim, Regional Manager at bwin.party digital entertainment. Read more
May 14, 2015 - Warriors whip Grizzlies 98-78, take 3-2 series lead Down
and out just days earlier, the Golden State Warriors suddenly look
alive and well again. Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy
performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the
Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on Wednesday night.
Read more here.
May 14, 2015 - Horford's late follow gives Hawks 82-81 win over Wizards With
their magical season on the brink, the Atlanta Hawks needed someone to
come up big. Al Horford wasn't supposed to be the guy. He would not be
denied. The Hawks center swooped in to snatch an offensive rebound and
dropped in a shot from right under the basket. Read more here.
May 14, 2015 - Tajfun upset Krka Krka
did not manage to do another step towards the Finals on the opening
night of the semi-final series in Slovenian Championship, since it lost
at home in Novo mesto to Tajfun from Sentjur. The guests were more
skilful in the exciting finish of the game. Read more here.
May 14, 2015 - Russia benefit from Sparta&K young guns Former
four-time EuroLeague Women champions Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje are
reaping the rewards of their long-term investment in the best young
talent and so too are the various Russian national teams. Maria Vadeeva
made the step from youth to senior team player. Read more here.
May 13, 2015 - Szolnok in finals, Buducnost in front The
national championships in Hungary and Montenegro have reached the final
phase. While Szolnoki Olaj has swept the semi-final series against
Sopron, Buducnost VOLI took the lead in the finals by winning the first
game over Sutjeska. Read more here.
May 13, 2015 - Tough challenge ahead for Czeczuro Vadim
Czeczuro defied the odds last summer when despite a number of political
and logistical difficulties, he guided Ukraine back to another
EuroBasket Women Final Round. Olesia Malashenko can not represent
Ukraine at EuroBasket Women 2015 due to injury. Read more here.
May 13, 2015 - Osman foresees an amazing Turkey For
somebody whom fans started calling Jedi Knight simply through
paraphrasing his first name, Cedi Osman has possibly ended up with the
most suited nickname in European basketball. He does not sway a
lightsaber and is definitely not in the process of mastering
telekinesis. Read more here.
May 13, 2015 - Great Britain trim roster to sixteen The
pool of Great Britain players competing for a spot at EuroBasket Women
Final Round next month has been reduced to sixteen. A trio of players
in the shape of Janice Monakana, Helen Naylor and Mrashi Karumba will
not be involved in the ongoing preparation camp. Read more here.
May 12, 2015 - Euroleague Final Four returns to Berlin in 2016 Euroleague
Basketball is thrilled to announce that its signature event is
returning to the German capital, where Mercedes-Benz Arena will be the
site of the 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. The most
exciting weekend in world basketball will be held from May 12 to 15,
2016. Read more here.
May 12, 2015 - Trabzonspor rejoice, Frankfurt suffer While
Trabzonspor were securing a berth in the Turkish TBL play-offs, Fraport
Skyliners were being dealt a double blow at the start of the German
Beko Bundesliga post-season. Sean Marshall and Dwight Hardy finished
the season on a 6-game winning streak with TS Medical Park. Read more here.
May 12, 2015 - Bogdanovic prefers cautious optimism In
the run-up to last September's FIBA Basketball World Cup Bojan
Bogdanovic had stated that Croatia, fresh off the EuroBasket 2013
semi-finals, had the potential to fight for a podium finish. Bojan
Bogdanovic wants to continue the successful play with EuroBasket 2015
co-hosts Croatia. Read more here.
May 12, 2015 - Palau ready for Title defence Spain
national team captain Laia Palau is ready to defend her country's
coveted EuroBasket Women title after the playmaker was revealed as one
of the centrepieces of her nation's initial candidate list for Final
Round. Read more here.
May 11, 2015 - Final Four teams keep winning on way to Madrid In
their last domestic-league action before the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four, the quartet of would-be continental champions
stayed on the winning track in big games. CSKA Moscow swept its
playoffs quarterfinal series. Read more here.
May 11, 2015 - Buducnost in Montenegrin Finals Buducnost
VOLI have swept the semi-final series of Montenegrin national
championship against Mornar with 2:0 and have already qualified for the
finals, where they will face the better of the second semi-final pair –
Sutjeska Niksic. Read more here.
May 11, 2015 - Szolnok a step away from the Finals Szolnoki
Olaj has outplayed Sopron for the second time in the Hungarian
championship semi-finals, this time on the road and made the second
step towards reaching the finals, out of necessary three. The guests
were a better team from the very beginning until the end. Read more here.
May 11, 2015 - Calderon unavailable for EuroBasket Newly-appointed
Spain head coach Sergio Scariolo is a few weeks away from announcing
his EuroBasket 2015 preliminary squad but we already know that Jose
Calderon will not be on it. Calderon missed the beginning of the NBA
season, his first at the New York Knicks. Read more here.
May 11, 2015 - Memnun celebrates Galatasaray success New
Turkey head coach Ekrem Memnun will head into the EuroBasket Women
Final Round on a high after he guided Galatasaray odeabank to a
successful defence of their precious TKBL title. Memnun has overcome
the odds this year to lead Galatasaray to another domestic title. Read
May 9, 2015 - All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced One
week before the decisive games of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
season tip off at the Final Four in Madrid, Euroleague Basketball
congratulates the 10 stars who have earned selection to the 2014-15
All-Euroleague First and Second Teams. Read more here.
May 9, 2015 - ECA Shareholders' clubs reaffirm current management model in letter to FIBA The
clubs of the ECA Shareholders, who met last Wednesday, May 6 in
Istanbul, have unanimously requested to send an official letter to FIBA
that endorses the communication previously sent by ECA and the
principal domestic leagues to the FIBA Secretary General, Mr. Patrick
Baumann. Read more here.
May 9, 2015 - Euroleague's recognition of ABA League referees quality Once
again, the Euroleague has recognized the quality of ABA League
referees, which became evident as the elite European competition
announced the names of those, that are selected to officiate at their
flagship event – the Final Four tournament in Madrid. Read more here.
May 9, 2015 - Pullen to bolster Georgia backcourt Enel
Basket Brindisi point guard Jacob Pullen will be included in Georgia's
preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2015, the Georgian Basketball
Federation has confirmed. He has previously pulled on the jersey of his
adopted country in eight games, during the EuroBasket 2013 QR. Read
May 8, 2015 - Euroleague Rising Star Trophy: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul His
unique combination of basketball skills and scoring ability together
with maturity and poise have led Turkish Airlines Euroleague head
coaches to vote Bogdan Bogdanovic of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul as the
Euroleague Rising Star Trophy winner for the second season in a row.
Read more here.
May 8, 2015 - End of the road for Olimpija Union
Olimpija was relegated by Helios Suns from the Slovenian national
championship in the quarter finals. Krka already in the semi-finals. In
Montenegro, Buducnost VOLI beat Mornar Bar and made a first step
towards the finals. Read more here.
May 8, 2015 - Hejkova holds onto Prague reins Legendary
five-time Euroleague Women winning coach Natalia Hejkova will continue
at the helm of Final Four champions ZVVZ USK Prague for the forthcoming
2015-16 season. The veteran play-caller guided the club to a historic
first ever EuroLeague Women title last month. Read more here.
May 8, 2015 - Scariolo, Spain fix gaze on future There
was no nostalgia and no mentions of glorious past achievements at the
official presentation of Sergio Scariolo as the new head coach of the
Spanish national team. The immediate challenge for Spain is to
negotiate their way through EuroBasket 2015 Group B in Berlin. Read
May 8, 2015 - Myshkin takes 18 into Russia camp Russia
head coach Anatoliy Myshkin is working with 18 players at his team's
camp in Novogorsk on the outskirts of Moscow as preparations start in
earnest ahead of EuroBasket Women 2015. The play-caller will be looking
to veterans such as Irina Osipova and Marina Karpunina. Read more here.
May 7, 2015 - LeBron's 33 lead Cavaliers past Bulls 106-91 in Game 2 The
headband returned. The aggressiveness, dunks and dazzling plays all
came back, too. LeBron James wasn't going to have a second sub-par
game. James attacked from the start and scored 33 points, Irving added
21 and Cavaliers evened their semifinal series with Chicago. Read more here.
May 7, 2015 - 2014-15 Best Defender Trophy winner: Bryant Dunston, Olympiacos Piraeus For
the second season in a row, Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos has been
chosen by Euroleague head coaches to win the Best Defender Trophy. As a
shot-blocker, stealer and all-around immovable force, Dunston anchored
an Olympiacos defense that proved the best of the 2014-15 season. Read
May 7, 2015 - Euroleague Basketball celebrates 15th anniversary On
the occasion of ECA Board and ECA Shareholders meetings this week in
Istanbul, Euroleague Basketball is marking the 15th anniversary of its
founding under a private organizational model that was a breakthrough
European professional team sports. Read more here.
May 7, 2015 - Szolnok convincing at the start of semis Szolnoki
Olaj has successfully opened their semi-final journey in Hungarian
national championship. In the first game of the semis, the ABA League
side led by Dragan Aleksic has outplayed Sopron at home court with the
final score of 87:54. Read more here.
May 7, 2015 - Harden has big 4th quarter; Rockets beat Clippers 115-109 Stuck
on the bench with four fouls for most of the third quarter, James
Harden knew he would have to make up for lost time when he got back on
the floor. Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to
lift the Houston Rockets to a 115-109 victory over the Los Angeles
Clippers. Read more here.
May 6, 2015 - Appeals panel agrees to ALBA sanction reduction The
Euroleague Basketball Independent Appeals Panel partially upheld a
petition from ALBA Berlin to mitigate sanctions by the Independent
Disciplinary Judge concerning incidents surrounding the club's home
game with Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul. Read more here.
May 6, 2015 - 2014-15 Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy: Taylor Rochestie, Nizhny Novgorod The
first of the 2014-15 EFES Euroleague Awards, the Alphonso Ford Top
Scorer Trophy, has been won by Nizhny Novgorod playmaker Taylor
Rochestie, whose scoring exploits this season helped bring a rookie
team all the way to the Top 16. Read more here.
May 6, 2015 - Cedevita extended with Bilan The
2014-15 ABA League finalist Cedevita has not satisfied itself with
claiming the second place this season, but has already started to build
on future successes. The first move from the club from Dom sportova was
to extend its starting center Miro Bilan – for two more seasons. Read
May 6, 2015 - Ukraine to do without Kurasova Ukraine
have been dealt a blow ahead of the Final Round after revealing a
25-strong candidate list without the experience and quality of one of
their major operators in the shape of Oleksandra Kurasova. Alina
Iagupova is the headline act on the Ukrainian roster. Read more here.
May 5, 2015 - Warriors' Stephen Curry voted NBA's MVP over Harden, James His
voice cracked first. Then, his eyes got red. Finally, Stephen Curry
cried. The Golden State Warriors point guard won the NBA's Most
Valuable Player award Monday, the biggest moment yet of a young career
already full of overcoming obstacles. Read more here.
May 5, 2015 - Panathinaikos parts ways with head coach Ivanovic Panathinaikos
Athens split ways with head coach Dusko Ivanovic, and now the former
head of bench will be replaced on interim basis by his assistant
Sotiris Manolopoulos. The coaching change came the day after the Greens
lost at home 66-77 their Greek League derby against Olympiacos. Read
May 5, 2015 - 6 time European Champions Maccabi Tel Aviv and 3 time
European Champions EA7 Emporio Armani Milan To Play First "Euro
Classic" Games in U.S. The
Euroleague Basketball World Tour will take a major step next autumn
when, for the first time ever, two Turkish Airlines Euroleague
powerhouses will face off against each other in two preseason games on
North American soil. Read more here.
May 4, 2015 - Warriors roll past Grizzlies 101-86 in Game 1 of West semis Golden
State Warriors coach Steve Kerr joked before Game 1 of the Western
Conference semifinals that reporters should have two stories ready: One
if his team looked well-rested and won, another if it looked rusty and
lost. Read more here.
May 4, 2015 - Beal leads well-rested Wizards past Hawks 104-98 in Game 1 After
resting up for the past week, the Washington Wizards merely had to
withstand Atlanta's early pace. Once the Hawks ran out of gas, Bradley
Beal and the Wizards took control. Just call them the road warriors.
Beal shook off a sprained ankle to score 28 points. Read more here.
May 4, 2015 - France name strong preliminary squad Defending
EuroBasket champions France announced on Saturday an impressive
preliminary list of 24 players from which the final squad for
September's show-piece event will emerge. Tony Parker will be back
leading France following a one-year hiatus. Read more here.
May 1, 2015 - The MVP is... Boban Marjanovic! Boban
Marjanovic of Crvena zvezda Telekom is the MVP of the ABA League
Playoffs for the 2014-15 season! MVP, MVP, MVP... The fans of Crvena
zvezda Telekom have chanted these three letters to him so many times in
this season. Read more here.