March 28, 2015 - CSKA Moscow uses defense to beat Nizhny on the road After
trailing by as many as 15 in the second quarter, CSKA Moscow stepped up
its defensive game in the third quarter to surge ahead en route to an
82-86 road win at Nizhny Novgorod. CSKA improved to 10-2 to remain
strong in the fight for home-court advantage in the playoffs. Read more
March 28, 2015 - Panathinaikos makes threes to hold off Galatasaray Panathinaikos
Athens hit 6 of its 13 triples in the fourth quarter to help it pick up
an important victory in the playoff race by holding off Galatasaray Liv
Hospital Istanbul 84-86 in a dramatic fashion on Friday night.
Panathinaikos improved to 7-5 in Group F. Read more here.
March 28, 2015 - Real Madrid beats Maccabi, clinches home-court advantage In
a rematch of last season's Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship
Game, Real Madrid secured the home court advantage in the upcoming
playoffs by downing reigning champion Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 86-75 in
Group E in the Spanish capital on Friday. Read more here.
March 28, 2015 - Fenerbahce loses Hickman for season Fenerbahce
Ulker suffered a tough blow to its Final Four hopes when it was
announced that Ricky Hickman will be out for the rest of this season
after rupturing an Achilles tendon. Hickman suffered the injury during
the second half of Fenerbahce's 78-63 home win against Unicaja Malaga.
Read more here.
March 28, 2015 - Laboral's Bertans to miss rest of the season For
the second time in his young career, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria shooter
Davis Bertans has suffered a season-ending knee injury, complicating
his new team's quest to reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs.
Read more here.
March 28, 2015 - Khimki, Koponen together through 2017 Days
before the start of the Eurocup semifinals, Khimki Moscow Region
announced a new agreement with combo guard Petteri Koponen to stay
together until the end of the 2016-17 season. Koponen is in his third
season with Khimki and is averaging 13.7 points in 20 Eurocup games
this season. Read more here.
March 27, 2015 - Fenerbahce Ulker rolls to ninth straight win Fenerbahce
Ulker rolled to its ninth consecutive Top 16 victory by beating Unicaja
Malaga 78-63 on its home floor on Thursday. The Turkish champs improved
to 10-2, while Unicaja fell to 2-10. Andrew Goudelock scored 22 points
and Nemanja Bjelica totaled 15 points. Read more here.
March 27, 2015 - ALBA Berlin holds off Zvezda for valuable victory In
an exciting showdown that went down to the wire, ALBA Berlin bested
Crvena Zvezda Telekom 73-68 to improve to 6-6 in Top 16 Group F. ALBA
remained strong in the fight for a playoffs spot, while Zvezda dropped
to 3-9 and was mathematically eliminated from the playoff hunt. Read
March 27, 2015 - Olympiacos rallies past Efes 86-75 to storm into playoffs! In
an epic battle that neither team led by more than 6 points through the
first 35 minutes, Olympiacos Piraeus owned the finish to take an 86-75
victory over visiting Anadolu Efes Istanbul and punch its ticket to the
playoffs on Thursday. Read more here.
March 27, 2015 - Gentile's career-night rallies EA7 Milan past Laboral EA7
Emporio Armani Milan rallied from 15-points down, and led by a
career-night from Alessandro Gentile kept its playoff chances alive
with a 99-85 victory over Laboral Kutxa Vitoria on Thursday night. The
victory improved Milan’s record to 4-8 in Group F. Read more here.
March 27, 2015 - Top performers of the ABA league regular season At
the end of the regular season, it is always interesting to find out
which players were the most prolific in specific statistical
categories. Armstead is the top scorer and ball stealer, Miljenovic the
best among the pass masters, while Kraljevic blocked the most shots.
Read more here.
March 27, 2015 - ABA league Regular season MVP, Nikola Jokic, Mega Leks The
best player of the ABA League 2014/15 regular season is Nikola Jokic
from Mega Leks! Young power forward has collected the most index points
throughout the season - 527, which is 22 per game! The second place
belongs to Nenad Miljenovic (Mega Leks). Read more here.
March 27, 2015 - Villeneuve d'Ascq claim historic title Villeneuve
d'Ascq spoiled the party at the Spiroudome in Charleroi after sinking
home side Castors Braine 73-53 to record a historic moment by being
crowned EuroCup Women winners for the first time. Megan Mahoney led the
way with 17 points. Read more here.
March 26, 2015 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2 MVP: James White, Unics Kazan The
feat accomplished by Unics Kazan this week has to be one of the most
memorable moments in Eurocup competition. After having lost Game 1 of
the quarterfinals by 9 points against Lokomotiv Kuban the team from
Kazan regrouped and won on the road in Game 2 by 21. Read more here.
March 26, 2015 - FC Barcelona bench leads 72-83 victory at Zalgiris FC
Barcelona nearly guaranteed itself home-court advantage in the playoffs
while also eliminating host Zalgiris Kaunas with a resourceful 72-83
road win to open Top 16 Round 12 on Wednesday. The victory was
Barcelona's sixth in a row in Group E, raising its record to 9-3. Read
March 26, 2015 - ABA league schedule of playoff games determined The
schedule of the 2014/15 ABA League playoff games has been determined.
In accordance with the previously accepted decision, the 2014/15 ABA
League Playoffs will begin with semi-final series on 14 April, while
the final series will be completed at latest by 2 May. Read more here.
March 26, 2015 - Trabzon to host EuroChallenge Final 4 Trabzonspor
Medical Park and the city of Trabzon will organise the 2015
EuroChallenge Final Four, FIBA Europe decided on Wednesday. The Final
Four will be played from 24-26 April at Trabzon's 7,500- seat venue,
Hayri Gur Spor Salonu. Read more here.
March 25, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 12: three decisive days ahead! With
four playoff spots open, no home-court advantage secured yet and only
one team eliminated so far, this week’s three exciting days of Top 16
Round 12 action could make the playoff picture a lot clearer. As many
as three teams could secure playoff home-court advantage this week.
Read more here.
March 25, 2015 - ABA league March MVP, Boris Savovic, Buducnost VOLI The
best ABA League player for March is Boris Savovic! In the previous
three rounds, player of Buducnost VOLI had an average index rating of
26,7! Looking at the average score, Boris Savovic had 18,7 points, 7,7
rebounds and 3,3 assists per game. Read more here.
March 24, 2015 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2: Survival tests all around Return
games in the eight home-and-away Eurocup Quarterfinals series this week
will determine four semifinalists that will continue to battle for
Eurocup glory. A pair of home teams enter their respective Game 2 with
advantages from last week. Read more here.
March 24, 2015 - Benfica lift record 20th Portuguese Cup Sport
Lisboa Benfica defended their Portuguese Cup (Taça de Portugal) title
in memorable fashion on Sunday night, as they won the big final of the
competition after double overtime. Jobey Thomas finished with 20
points, six rebounds and five assists and was named MVP of the final.
Read more here.
March 24, 2015 - Kleber sets season record in Spain Maximilian
Kleber has taken another giant step towards joining the likes of Dirk
Nowitzki, Dennis Schröder or Tibor Pleiss as a bright ambassador of
German basketball abroad. He registered a Liga Endesa season-best
efficiency index rating of 45 this weekend. Read more here.
March 24, 2015 - EuroBasket 2015 Courts Unveiled FIBA,
FIBA Europe and Connor Sports unveiled on Monday the five custom-made
official courts for EuroBasket 2015. The courts, created on the
portable QuickLockTM wooden surface, feature a special design for each
of the five EuroBasket venues. Read more here.
March 23, 2015 - ABA league Round 26 MVP, Nikola Jokic, Mega Leks Nikola
Jokic of Mega Leks is the MVP of the 26th round of ABA League 2014-15
season with the valuation of 39 achieved at the game in Sremska
Mitrovica against Igokea. For the 11 time in this season players of
Mega Leks won the prestigious award. Read more here.
March 23, 2015 - Corey Webster reinforced Mega Leks Before
the beginning of the final part of the season, Mega Leks has announced
the signing of the New Zealand national team member Corey Webster. He
spent the first part of the season at the New Zealand Breakers, where
he averaged 15.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists. Read more here.
March 23, 2015 - Amazing comeback brings Buducnost 2nd place Buducnost
VOLI managed to beat Partizan NIS in the match of the last round of the
regular season and took the final second place at the end of the
regular season. In the semi-finals, Buducnost VOLI will face Cedevita,
while Crvena zvezda Telekom will face Partizan NIS. Read more here.
March 23, 2015 - Cedevita clinched the 3rd spot Cedevita
defeated Szolnoki Olaj on the road and clinched the 3rd spot before the
Playoffs! This also means that Metalac finished the season at the 6th
place. Szolnoki Olaj opened the match with 8:2 lead, then it went down
to 10:7, 10:9. That was the last time the home team was in front! Read
March 23, 2015 - Cibona too strong for Levski Cibona
has scored a convincing win against Levski in the last round of the ABA
League season 2014-15. Cibona finished the season with an easy win, but
it is worth mentioning one player. Youngster Ante Zizic had a great
game with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Read more here.
March 23, 2015 - Regular season champion enters playoffs with style Crvena
zvezda Telekom, the champion of 2014/15 regular season entered the
playoffs with style, by crushing MZT Skopje Aerodrom at home court in
Hala Pionir. Maik Zirbes became the top scorer of the game with 19
points on his account. Read more here.
March 22, 2015 - Victory and 100 points for Mega Smiles
in Sremska Mitrovica at the end. Mega Leks outplayed Igokea and scored
100 points in the process. Nikola Jokic played one more amazing game.
The last game in Sremska Mitrovica in this season was kind of a gift to
the fans. Read more here.
March 22, 2015 - Applause for Zadar and Juraj Segaric Zadar
has finished the season with a home win against Metalac Farmakom! Away
side will now have to wait for the outcome of the game between Szolnoki
Olaj and Cedevita to see if it will remain at the 6th place. Zadar
played a great game and deserved every applause at the end. Read more here.
March 22, 2015 - Sweet revenge for Union Olimpija In
the big local derby, Union Olimpija got their revenge over Krka for the
December's defeat and prevented Krka from reaching their goal – sixth
place in the ABA League. Dragons finish the season with 15 triumphs.
Read more here.
March 21, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 11 MVP: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Bogdan
Bogdanovic, continued to shine with his first bwin MVP of the week
honor. Bogdanovic torched EA7 Emporio Armani Milan for 25 points and a
performance index rating of 32 in a 98-77 home win that lifted his
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul to a 98-77 victory and a spot in the
playoffs. Read more here.
March 21, 2015 - James sparks Laboral Kutxa to tough win over Reds In
a game where neither team had a lead bigger than 7 points, Laboral
Kutxa Vitoria edged Olympiacos Piraeus 74-73 on Friday night in
Vitoria. Laboral improved to 5-6 in Top 16 Group F, where it shares
fourth place with Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.
March 21, 2015 - Pappas leads Panathinaikos past Madrid In
a battle between Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouses in Top 16
Group E, Panathinaikos Athens sent a message that echoed all around the
competition by downing Real Madrid 85-69 in front of 17,200 fans in the
Greek capital on Friday. Panathinaikos improved to 6-5. Read more here.
March 21, 2015 - Fenerbahce Ulker claims playoff spot with ninth straight win Fenerbahce
Ulker routed EA7 Emporio Armani 98-77 on Friday night for its ninth
straight Turkish Airlines Euroleague victory, which also guaranteed it
a spot in the playoffs. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 25 points to lead the
winners in a game that was close for three quarters. Read more here.
March 20, 2015 - Anadolu Efes gets back on winning track Anadolu
Efes snapped its four-game winning streak, and improved its chances in
the playoff race by downing visiting Nizhny Novgorod 79-75. The win
improved Efes to 5-6 and at least a share of fourth place in Group F,
while Nizhny dropped to 3-7. Read more here.
March 20, 2015 - Navarro, Satoransky lead Barcelona to road win, playoff berth FC
Barcelona advanced to the playoffs on Thursday night - exactly 30 years
after lifting its first European trophy, the 1985 Cup Winners' Cup.
Barcelona grabbed its fifth consecutive win in Top 16 Group E by
downing Crvena Zvezda Telekom 73-77 in front of over 18,000 fans. Read
March 20, 2015 - Pargo leads Maccabi to tough win over Zalgiris Jeremy
Pargo tied a career high with 26 points as Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
held off Zalgiris Kaunas 79-72 at Menorah Mivtachim Arena to improve
its standing in Top 16 Group E. Maccabi improved to 7-4, while dealing
a serious blow to Zalgiris playoff hopes as the Lithuanian champs fell
to 4-7. Read more here.
March 20, 2015 - Teodosic leads CSKA to big road win CSKA
Moscow downed Unicaja Malaga 77-95 on the road. CSKA had already
clinched a playoffs spot before the game and improved to 9-2, while
Unicaja dropped to 2-9 after its fourth official loss against CSKA this
season and is all but mathematically out of chances to advance. Read
March 20, 2015 - Banic helps ALBA hold off Galatasaray ALBA
Berlin kept its playoff chances alive and kicking after holding off
Galatasaray 75-68 on Thursday night. The win improved ALBA to 5-6 in
Group E, while Galatasaray registered its eight consecutive loss, and
with a 2-9 record has been eliminated from the playoff race. Read more here.
March 20, 2015 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1 co-MVP's: Tyrese Rice of Khimki and Krunoslav Simon of Lokomotiv The
defining moments of the season are approaching at a fast pace and as
such, the first game of the four quarterfinals series is in the history
books. After all the dust settled in the battles, 2 players emerged as
the best this week among the winning players: Tyrese Rice and Krunoslav
Simon. Read more here.
March 20, 2015 - Steinberga gives Castors Braine an edge A
terrific display by Latvia national team forward Anete Steinberga
proved the headline in the first-leg of the 2015 EuroCup Women Final as
Castors Braine gave themselves an edge with a 68-64 win on the road at
Villeneuve d'Ascq. Read more here.
March 19, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 11: Heat of the battle! Two
teams qualified for the playoffs last week, and three more can do that
this week – including Fenerbahce Ulker and Olympiacos Piraeus. With
only four games to go in the Euroleague Top 16, five games on Thursday
and three more on Friday should provide for loads of excitement. Read
March 19, 2015 - Zlovaric left Igokea Drazen
Zlovaric is no longer a member of Igokeaa. The power forward, that
arrived to Igokea from Zepter Vienna has decided to stop playing
professional basketball. This season, Zlovaric has been averaging 8.5
minutes and 2.3 points per game in the ABA League. Read more here.
March 18, 2015 - Panathinaikos re-signs highlight reel Gist Panathinaikos
Athens reached a new agreement with high-flying power forward James
Gist, who extended his contract until the end of the 2016-17 season.
Gist (2.06 meters, 28 years old) arrived to Panathinaikos in December
2012 in a trade which sent Andy Panko to Unicaja Malaga. Read more here.
March 18, 2015 - EuroChallenge Final Four participants confirmed Energia
Targu-Jiu and Fraport Skyliners will join Trabzonspor Medical Park and
JSF Nanterre in the EuroChallenge Final Four, set to be played from
24-26 April. Both clubs won the deciding games in their best-of-three
Quarter-Final Play-Off series on Tuesday night. Read more here.
March 18, 2015 - Huge rally puts Skyliners in Final Four Fraport
Skyliners wiped out a 21-point second-half deficit to reach the Final
Four of the EuroChallenge with an 85-80 win over BC Enisey in their
Quarter-Final Play-Off decider. Johannes Voigtmann top-scored for
Frankfurt with 26 points, adding seven rebounds. Read more here.
March 18, 2015 - Energia book Final Four spot Energia
Targu-Jiu raced clear in the second half to book a place in the Final
Four of the EuroChallenge with a 79-64 win over Le Mans in their
Quarter-Final Play-Off decider in Romania. Andreas Glyniadakis led
Energia with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Read more here.
March 17, 2015 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: Hot teams open sizzling series The
eight teams are left in the 2014-15 Eurocup season will play the first
half of their two-game series starting this week as the Eurocup
Quarterfinals get underway. Two of those quarterfinals series pair
former Eurocup champions. Read more here.
March 16, 2015 - Eurocup, Inside the quarterfinals: Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas vs. Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir Meeting
for the first time ever, and traveling more than 4,000 kilometers to do
so, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas and Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir will
look to extend their best-ever seasons in the competition and make
their way to a place they have never been before – the Eurocup
Semifinals. Read more here.
March 16, 2015 - ABA league Round 25 MVP, Nenad Miljenovic, Mega Leks Nenad
Miljenovic of Mega Leks is the MVP of the 25th round of ABA League
2014-15 season with the valuation of 38 achieved in the game in Valjevo
against Metalac Farmakom. In this game young point guard scored 20
points, had 6 rebounds and 12 assists! Read more here.
March 16, 2015 - Skopje celebrates after 7 games MZT
Skopje Aerodrom has beaten Cibona in the last game of 25th round and
has celebrated the first triumph after seven straight defeats in the
ABA League. Cibona now on a 9-game winless streak. Uros Lucic became
the game's top scorer with 16 points on his account. Read more here.
March 16, 2015 - Cedevita keeps excitement alive At
home in Dom Sportova, Cedevita convincingly did its job against one of
the playoff rivals – Buducnost VOLI – and keeps the uncertainty
regarding the battle for the final 2nd place after regular season
alive. For Cedevita, Miro Bilan had 20 to top their scorers' list. Read
March 16, 2015 - Partizan won with perfect debut of Akognon Partizan
NIS scored a very important win in the battle for the second place.
Black and whites outplayed Zadar with the perfect debut of Joshua
Akognon. Despite playing away, in front of the crowded Pionir Hall,
Zadar had quite an opening of this match. Read more here.
March 16, 2015 - Zirbes guards Crvena zvezda Crvena
zvezda Telekom has performed a major comeback in the game against
Igokea on the road. Maik Zirbes was the hero of the Belgrade team as he
made crucial points in the exciting finish. Looking at a mere result,
the game in Laktasi had no importance. Read more here.
March 16, 2015 - Eurocup, Inside the quarterfinals: Paris Levallois vs. Banvit Bandirma Two
clubs are hoping to reach Eurocup heights they have never reached
before. Banvit Bandirma and Paris Levallois are both first time Eurocup
quarterfinalists and one of them will make more of its club history by
reaching the semifinals. Read more here.
March 15, 2015 - Ankle injury sidelines Lokomotiv's forward Randolph Lokomotiv
Kuban enters Eurocup quarterfinals with competition best-ever 19-game
winning streak. In the series against Unics Kazan team will be without
its starting forward Anthony Randolph, who injured his ankle last
weekend in the VTB United League game against Enisey. Read more here.
March 15, 2015 - Mega win for Metalac Farmakom Metalac
Farmakom has defeated Mega Leks in one more thriller game in Valjevo,
and therefore jumped to the 6th place in ABA League. If you take into
account that Metalac Farmakom had the lead throughout the whole game,
then you can say that the home team deserved to win. Read more here.
March 15, 2015 - Olimpija secured the 5th spot Union
Olimpija scored a comfortable win against Levski on the road and
therefore secured the 5th position in ABA League. Alen Omić and Halil
Kanacević dominated the match. Union Olimpija is simply too strong for
Levski at this moment, and the final score proves that. Read more here.
March 15, 2015 - First ever win for Szolnok in Novo mesto For
two rounds in a row, Szolnoki Olaj managed to turn their games around
and celebrate victories. After Union Olimpija, Olimpija's arch rival
Krka has fallen – and Szolnok did it on the road – in Novo mesto. David
Vojvoda led winners with 23 points. Read more here.
March 15, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 10 MVP: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona Ante
Tomic continued his annual Top 16 dominance on Thursday by leading FC
Barcelona to an 89-71 victory over defending champion Maccabi Electra
Tel Aviv that was worth sole possession of second place in their group.
Read more here.
March 15, 2015 - Eurocup, Inside the quarterfinals: Unics Kazan vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Unics
Kazan started the season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying
Rounds. After knocking off Stelmet Zielona Gora, Hapoel Jerusalem and
ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne, Unics advanced to Group A of the Euroleague
regular season. Read more here.
March 14, 2015 - ABA league Round 25 preview With
three games today, Round 25 in 2014-15 ABA Adriatic league will start
today. As we are close to the end of regular season, it will be
interesting fights for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in Playoff. Crvena zvezda
Telekom will start Playoff from position 1. Read more here.
March 14, 2015 - Teodosic leads CSKA over Efes and into playoffs CSKA
Moscow became the first team to claim a playoffs spot from Top 16 Group
F by downing Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-83 in the Russian capital on
Friday. CSKA improved to 8-2 in the group and mathematically advanced
to the next round, while Efes dropped to 4-6. Read more here.
March 14, 2015 - Milaknis buries big shots as Zalgiris claims 100th Euroleague win Zalgiris
Kaunas held on late to beat Panathinaikos Athens 76-70 for the club’s
100th Euroleague victory this century. Zalgiris improved to 4-6 and
fifth place in Top 16 Group E, while Panathinaikos remains in fourth at
5-5. Read more here.
March 14, 2015 - Milan outlasts Unicaja 90-86 to rejoin playoff race On
a historic night in Milan, host EA7 Emporio Armani held off Unicaja
Malaga 90-86 to register its first home victory in the Top 16 and thus
keep alive its playoff hopes. The win improved Milan to 3-7 and a share
of sixth place in Group F, while Unicaja dropped to 2-8, alone in last
place. Read more here.
March 14, 2015 - Goudelock shines in Fenerbahce Ulker's pivotal win in Piraeus Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul sent a message that echoed throughout the competition by
downing Olympiacos Piraeus 64-73 in Group F. Fenerbahce registered its
seventh consecutive win and also grabbed its ninth straight road win -
its last Euroleague road loss came on October 30. Read more here.
March 14, 2015 - Rising star Dubljevic extends with Valencia through 2018 A
couple days after breaking a record for the largest aggregate margin of
victory in a two-game Eurocup series, reigning champion Valencia Basket
extended its contract with star center Bojan Dubljevic on Friday. Read
March 13, 2015 - Eurocup, Inside the quarterfinals: Valencia Basket vs Khimki Moscow Region After
winning the Eurocup last season, Valencia started the current campaign
in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Though Valencia played well against
some strong teams – it lost twice to Olympiacos Piraeus by a combined 4
points. Read more here.
March 13, 2015 - Nizhny rallies to steal 89-85 win from Laboral After
playing for 37 minutes without the lead, Nizhny Novgorod kept its hat
in the ring for a playoff spot by rallying to defeat Laboral Kutxa
Vitoria 89-85. Nizhny improves to 3-7 in Group E, while Laboral dropped
to 4-6 despite having matched the game's highest lead at 66-74 with 7
minutes left. Read more here.
March 13, 2015 - Crvena Zvezda rolls past Galatasaray in Istanbul Crvena
Zvezda Telekom Belgrade led from start to finish en route to a 68-91
victory over Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul at Abdi Ipekci Arena on
Thursday. The victory lifted Zvezda to 3-7 and out of a tie for last
place with Galatasaray, which fell to 2-8. Read more here.
March 13, 2015 - Barcelona downs Maccabi to move into second place FC
Barcelona claimed sole possession of second place in Group E by beating
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 89-71 at Palau Blaugrana on Thursday.
Barcelona improved to 7-3, with Maccabi right behind at 6-4. The hosts
also claimed the head-to-head tiebreak advantage against Maccabi. Read
March 13, 2015 - Real Madrid easies past ALBA and into playoffs Real
Madrid never trailed and beat depleted ALBA Berlin 93-62 to become
first team this season to clinch a place in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Playoffs. Madrid improved to 9-1 atop of Group E, while ALBA
dropped to 4-6 and fifth place. Read more here.
March 13, 2015 - Nanterre finish strong to reach Final 4 JSF
Nanterre scored 10 unanswered points inside the final minute as they
raced to a 77-72 win over Enel Basket and a place in the Final Four of
the EuroChallenge. Kyle Weems led all scorers and helped JSF Nanterre
advance to the Final Four. Read more here.
March 13, 2015 - Le Mans level series with Energia Le
Mans got back on level terms in their EuroChallenge Quarter-Final
play-off against Energia Targu-Jiu with a 79-68 win on their home
court. Michal Ignerski scored 15 points to lead Le Mans, with CJ
Wallace added 14 and Antoine Eito 13. Read more here.
March 13, 2015 - Trabzonspor first team into Final Four Trabzonspor
Medical Park put up triple figures as they waltzed into the Final Four
of the EuroChallenge with a 100-73 road win over Avtodor. Dermarquis
Bost led the Trabzonspor offence with 17 points on the night. Read more
March 13, 2015 - Prince is EuroLeague Women Quarter-Final Play-Off Game 3 top performer Dynamo
Kursk's American-born trio have dominated the EuroLeague Women
Quarter-Final Play-Off Game 3 efficiency rankings, with naturalised
Russian Epiphanny Prince leading the way. Prince came to life in
Game 3, claiming an efficiency ranking of 27 on the back of 19 points.
Read more here.
March 12, 2015 - Eighthfinals Game 2 MVP: Jon Diebler, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir The
2015 Eurocup eighthfinals are in the history books, as eight teams
advanced to the following round, the quarterfinals. In the second game
of the eighthfinal series, wins became more valuable than ever as some
of the series were decided in the last moments. Read more here.
March 12, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 10 Round
10 of the Top 16 could prove the first that determines teams that
qualify for the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs! With
victories, Real Madrid and Olympiacos Piraeus - as well as CSKA Moscow
from Group F can become the first teams this season to clinch playoff
berths. Read more here.
March 12, 2015 - Cedevita has finished European journey Cedevita
suffered another defeat against Gran Canaria and therefore got
eliminated from the Eurocup. Team from Zagreb needed to win in the
rematch by 9 or more points, but they have never managed to reach that
margin. Read more here.
March 12, 2015 - Love lesson in Hala Pionir – Partizan NIS won Partizan
NIS supported the initiative of fans and friends of club and organized
an exhibition game „Grobari for us“. Former and current players of the
Belgrade team played for the black and for whites nad were led from the
benches by Dusko Vujosevic and Vladimir Jovanovic. Read more here.
March 12, 2015 - EuroLeague Women Final Four participants confirmed Dynamo
Kursk and Fenerbahce Istanbul will join host club ZVVZ USK Prague and
UMMC Ekaterinburg in the EuroLeague Women Final Four in Prague, Czech
Republic from 10-12 April. Both clubs won the deciding games in their
best-of-three Quarter-Final Play-Off series. Read more here.
March 12, 2015 - Final Four and revenge for Fenerbahce Fenerbahce
are heading to the Final Four after extracting sweet revenge for last
year's Final loss to Galatasaray odeabank by dumping the reigning
EuroLeague Women champions out of the competition with a convincing
63-52 success. Read more here.
March 12, 2015 - A fabulous first Final Four for Kursk Tournament
first-timers Dynamo Kursk have sealed a maiden spot in the EuroLeague
Women Final Four after easing to a memorable 88-72 triumph against
Tango Bourges in the third and decisive Quarter-Final Play-Off
match-up. Read more here.
March 12, 2015 - Milosevic is EuroChallenge Game 1 top performer Nemanja
Milosevic led Energia Targu-Jiu to the most impressive performance in
the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night and claimed Top Statistical
Performer honours for Game 1 of the Quarter-Final Play-Offs. He
collected a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.
March 10, 2015 - ABA league Round 24 MVP: Alen Omic, Union Olimpija Alen
Omic of Union Olimpija is the MVP of the 24th round of ABA League
2014-15 season with the valuation of 40 achieved in the game against
Szolnoki Olaj. Omic had fantastic numbers in the game against Szolnoki
Olaj. He made 29 points, had 10 rebounds. Read more here.
March 10, 2015 - Eurocup Eighthfinals Game 2: decision time! All
is set for Game 2 of the 2014-15 Eurocup Eighthfinals. Teams that score
more points during the home-and-away series will advance to the
quarterfinals, and four home teams carry over advantages from their
Game 1 road wins into this week’s do-or-die return legs. Read more here.
March 10, 2015 - Abrines to miss games with knee injury FC
Barcelona swingman Alex Abrines will miss games following a knee injury
suffered in a Spanish League game over the weekend against Herbalife
Gran Canaria Las Palmas. Barcelona’s medical staff estimates that
Abrines will need two weeks to recover. Read more here.
March 10, 2015 - Laboral Kutxa guard Hansbrough out with sprained ankle Laboral
Kutxa will be without shooting guard Ben Hansbrough for the next month
after the player badly sprained his ankle in training on Monday.
Hansbrough (1.90 meters, 27 years old) will not travel with the team to
Russia for this week’s game against Nizhny Novgorod. Read more here.
March 10, 2015 - Partizan NIS still unbeaten in 2015 Partizan
NIS continues its winning streak, which is now extended to no less than
11 games. Black and whites are still unbeaten in the ABA League in
2015, after rolling over Mega Leks. Marko Keselj of Mega Leks and Milan
Macvan of Partizan NIS were the top scorers with 23 points each. Read
March 10, 2015 - Thriller, overtime and win for Levski Levski
has done it! After 21 consecutive defeats, team from Sofia has managed
to seize a win in a thriller game against MZT Skopje Aerodrom. Jimmie
Hunt scored a game-winner after unbelievable offensive rebound. Read
March 10, 2015 - EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Play-Offs Game 1 preview The
road to the EuroChallenge Final Four is not paved with roses and only
the four teams that emerge from the grinding battles of the play-offs
will earn the right to fight for the title. The first game of all
quarter-final play-off series takes places on Tuesday. Read more here.
March 9, 2015 - Khimki, Monia together until 2018 Khimki
Moscow Region announced a new agreement with team captain Sergey Monia,
whose contract was extended until the end of the 2017-18 season. Monia
(2.02 meters, 31 years old) joined Khimki in 2010 and is set to spend
the best part of his career with the Russian powerhouse. Read more here.
March 9, 2015 - Cedevita disappointed 5,000 fans in Visnjik It
was a true basketball festival in Visnjik, where no less than 5.000
fans came to attend the match of the round between Zadar and Cedevita.
However, the fans left the arena disappointed, since Zadar did not
manage to repeat their succes and beat the opponent twice this season.
Read more here.
March 9, 2015 - Red and white show in Pionir Crvena
zvezda Telekom scored a comfortable win against Metalac Farmakom at
home. Crowd in Pionir Hall could really enjoy in some fantastic actions
from Belgrade crew. Despite playing without Marjanovic, Williams and
Lazic, Zvezda had no problems to acquire another win in ABA League.
Read more here.
March 9, 2015 - Final curtain for legendary Viteckova European
basketball has waved goodbye to one of its true greats after Czech
Republic legend Eva Viteckova decided to retire from the sport which
she has graced throughout her distinguished career. The 33-year-old
bows out of the game with a truly remarkable resume. Read more here.
March 8, 2015 - Buducnost victorious against Krka Buducnost
VOLI has overpowered Krka and made one more big step toward securing
the second spot on the standings. Boris Savovic had one more great game
for Buducnost VOLI, Suad Sehovic was on his standard level, while J.R.
Reynolds and Darko Planinic had important roles as well. Read more here.
March 8, 2015 - Michael Lee is the hero of Szolnok Szolnoki
Olaj has defeated Union Olimpija after an unbelievable comeback in the
finish of the game. Michael Lee scored a buzzer-beating three-pointer
for the overtime! Szolnoki Olaj might have eliminated Union Olimpija
from the Playoffs race. Or better to say – Michal Lee did it! Read more
March 8, 2015 - Igokea celebrated in Zagreb Igokea
celebrated the fourth win in a row, by grabbing another pair of points
on the road in Zagreb against Cibona, which is now in the middle of a
serious crisis. For the team from Drazen Petrovic Arena, this is
already the 8th defeat in a row. Read more here.
March 8, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 9 MVP: Reggie Redding, ALBA Berlin When
his team had its back to the wall and needed someone to stand tall,
Reggie Redding of ALBA Berlin rose to the challenge. Redding starred as
short-handed ALBA fueled its playoff hopes with an 80-72 victory over
visiting Zalgiris Kaunas on Wednesday. Read more here.
March 7, 2015 - ABA league Round 24 preview Three
games more in regular season in ABA Adriatic league. Four top teams
will qualify into Play-offs. Crvena zvezda Telekom is at the top of
standings with 21-2 record. Buducnost VOLI holds second place with 17-6
record. Partizan NIS is at third place with 16-7 record. Read more here.
March 7, 2015 - Real Madrid hits record 18 triples in routing Galatasaray Rudy
Fernandez led seven Madrid scorers in double figures with 17 points on
5-of-7 three-point shooting as Los Blancos set a Top 16 record with 18
three-pointers in a 71-107 rout of Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul on
Friday at Abdi Ipekci Arena. Read more here.
March 7, 2015 - Spanoulis, Hunter lead Olympiacos to eighth win Olympiacos
Piraeus kept first place in Top 16 Group F by downing EA7 Emporio
Armani Milano 74-83 on the road on Friday. Olympiacos improved to 8-1
in Group F and could qualify for the playoffs as soon as next week.
Milan dropped to 2-7 and has slim chances to stay alive in the
competition. Read more here.
March 7, 2015 - Toolson’s last-second triple lifts Unicaja over Efes Ryan
Toolson hit a tough three-pointer with 0.8 seconds to go as Unicaja
Malaga edged Anadolu Efes Istanbul 93-90 on Friday night in Malaga. The
hosts led for the first 38 minutes of the game, and had a 14-point
third quarter lead. Read more here.
March 7, 2015 - Bourges back to fight another day Bourges
Basket and Dynamo Kursk will do it all over again in a EuroLeague Women
Quarter-Final Play-Off game three, after the French side levelled the
series with a nail-biting 64-62 home success on Friday. Valerie
Garnier's side were well beaten in game one in Russia on Tuesday. Read
March 7, 2015 - Prague punish Avenida, reach Final Four ZVVZ
USK Prague advanced to the EuroLeague Women Final Four with a 72-43
game two victory against CB Avenida on Thursday. Sonja Petrovic was
hugely influential in ZVVZ USK Prague's win, leading all scoring with
16 points. Read more here.
March 7, 2015 - Taurasi turns it on as Ekat advance UMMC
Ekaterinburg punched their ticket to the EuroLeague Women Final Four
with an 86-75 success at Russian rivals Nadezhda on Friday. Taurasi
stood out with 20 points and seven assists, but, as is often the case
with this side, there were several big performances. Read more here.
March 6, 2015 - Bjelica leads Fenerbahce to sixth straight win Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul registered its sixth consecutive win in Top 16 Group F
by downing Nizhny Novgorod 92-79 at home on Thursday. Fenerbahce
improved to 7-2 and came closer to clinching a playoffs spot while
Nizhny dropped to 2-7. Read more here.
March 6, 2015 - A 20-0 run rallies Zvezda past Maccabi Boban
Marjanovic had a monster game with 19 points and career-high 17
rebounds, and Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade kept alive its playoff
chances with a come-from-behind 89-76 victory over the reigning Turkish
Airlines Euroleague champions Maccabi Electra in the Serbian capital.
Read more here.
March 6, 2015 - FC Barcelona climbs into second place by stopping Panathinaikos FC
Barcelona took the lead for good in the final minute of the first half
and held off Panathianikos’s second-half rallies for a 77-81 victory at
Olympic Sports Center Athens on Thursday. The win lifted Barcelona to
6-3 and into a tie with Maccabi Electra for second place. Read more here.
March 6, 2015 - CSKA Moscow rallies past Laboral Kutxa in Vitoria CSKA
Moscow bounced back from its first home loss of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by rallying to beat Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 74-81 in
front of over 12,600 fans at Fernando Buesa Arena on Thursday. CSKA
improved to 7-2 in Top 16 Group F. Read more here.
March 6, 2015 - Krka reinforced by Miralem Halilovic At
Krka they have decided to bring in a new player that will play in the
paint due to the problems with injuries. Until the end of the season
206 cm tall and 24-year old Miralem Halilovic will play in Novo mesto.
He started this season in Dzukija Alytus in Lithuania. Read more here.
March 6, 2015 - Jahii Carson joined Metalac Farmakom Jahii
Carson has signed a contract with Metalac Farmakom until the end of the
season. American point guard (22, 180) started this season in
Australia, where he played for Wollongong Hawks. He was averaging 14,5
points, 2,5 rebounds and 2,4 assists in Australian championship. Read
March 6, 2015 - Aleksandar Capin signed with MZT After
the arrival of new head coach Ales Pipan, MZT Skopje Aerodrom brought
in the first addition to their roster. The departed point guard Dion
Dixon will be replaced by Aleksandar Capin. Capin started the season in
Buducnost VOLI and averaged 3 points per game in ABA League. Read more here.
March 6, 2015 - ABA league February MVP, Nikola Jokic, Mega Leks The
best ABA League player for February is Nikola Jokic! In the previous
three rounds, young power forward had three double-double games and an
average index rating of 28! This was simply a fantastic month for Mega
Leks. Read more here.
March 5, 2015 - Eurocup Eighthfinals Game 1 MVP: Sammy Mejia, Banvit Bandirma The
first leg of the Eurocup eighthfinals came to an end, with some series
looking more open than others. One of the games that was resolved with
a double-digit margin was Banvit Bandirma's 71-55 home win over Virtus
Rome, and the main factor in that win was guard Sammy Mejia. Read more here.
March 5, 2015 - Redding stars as ALBA beats Zalgiris to climb in Group E Reggie
Redding shined with a career-high 27 points plus 7 rebounds and 5
assists as ALBA Berlin held off a late Zalgiris Kaunas charge for an
80-72 victory at o2 World in the German capital on Wednesday. The
result left ALBA in sole possession of fifth place in Group E with a
4-5 record. Read more here.
March 5, 2015 - Galatasaray, Arroyo and Maric part ways Point
guard Carlos Arroyo and big man Aleks Maric have reached an agreement
with Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul to terminate their contract, as
both players have been des-registered from the competition. Arroyo
(1.88 meters, 35 years old) joined Galatasaray in January 2013. Read
March 5, 2015 - Partizan NIS signed with Josh Akognon The
new reinforcement for the black and white team is point guard Josh
Akognon, who signed the contract until the end of the season with the
six times ABA League champion. American with Nigerian citizenship will
arrive to Belgrade from China, where he played for Foshan Dralions.
Read more here.
March 5, 2015 - Augustus is EuroLeague Women Game 1 top performer Seimone
Augustus has carried her good form from the back end of the regular
season into EuroLeague Women Quarter-Final Play-Offs, topping the Game
One efficiency rankings. Earning an efficiency ranking of 33 thanks to
her 18 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals. Read more
March 4, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 9 Four
of five teams with best Top 16 records face road tests in Round 9,
including both group leaders. While those teams focus on making a push
for the playoff home-court advantage, several other teams have a last
chance to get back into a playoff hunt this week. Read more here.
March 4, 2015 - FC Barcelona extends Oleson FC
Barcelona reached a new agreement with shooting guard Brad Oleson to
keep working together until the end of the 2016-17 season, the club
announced Tuesday. Oleson (1.91 meters, 30 years old) joined Barcelona
in January 2013 and arrived from Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Read more here.
March 4, 2015 - Perasovic confirmed as new Croatia boss The
Croatian Basketball Federation (HKS) has ratified the appointment of
Velimir Perasovic in the role of head coach until EuroBasket 2015, with
an option to renew their collaboration after the event. Perasovic was
the sole candidate to succeed outgoing coach Jasmin Repesa. Read more here.
March 4, 2015 - Advantage Prague, thanks to Vesela Jana
Vesela dealt the decisive blow as ZVVZ USK Prague edged a thrilling
EuroLeague Women quarter-final game one, 50-48 against CB Avenida in
Salamanca on Tuesday. Palau had 10 points and 10 boards and Kia Vaughn
added 11 points. Read more here.
March 4, 2015 - Fener fend off Gala fight-back Quanitra
Hollingsworth came up with the big block at the buzzer as Fenerbahce
clung on for a 58-56 victory against rivals Galatasaray in game one of
their EuroLeague Women quarter-final on Tuesday. She finished with 14
points and 10 boards, as Zellous added 13. Read more here.
March 4, 2015 - Goran Jagodnik will help Union Olimpija At
the age of 40, former Slovenian international will join the practices
of Ljubljana ABA League side Union Olimpija. He returns to Stožice
after he was already a member of the green and whites between the years
2010 and 2012. Read more here.
March 4, 2015 - ABA league Round 23 MVP, Dejan Musli, Mega leks Dejan
Musli of Mega Leks is the MVP of the 23rd round of ABA League 2014-15
season with the valuation of 40 achieved in the game against Cedevita.
For the third week in a row, and for the ninth time in the last 23
rounds, Mega Leks players have seized the MVP award! Read more here.
March 3, 2015 - Eurocup Eighthfinals, Game 1: Every point counts now With
the group stages behind us, the 2014-15 Eurocup enters the first of
four phases of two-game elimination series, the eighthfinals. In each
head-to-head series, the teams that score more points during the two
games will advance to the quarterfinals. Read more here.
March 3, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for February: Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid In
Real Madrid's quest to host - and then win - the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four this spring, February loomed as a crucial month.
When its three Top 16 games were finished, however, Madrid looked
stronger than ever, thanks in large part to the leadership of Rudy
Fernandez. Read more here.
March 3, 2015 - Unicaja loses Vasileiadis for at least a month Unicaja
Malaga shooting guard Kostas Vasileiadis was injured over the weekend
and may not be able to help his team for the remainder of the Top 16.
Vasileiadis suffered a right-leg muscle tear early in the first quarter
of a Spanish League game against Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas.
Read more here.
March 3, 2015 - Metalac victorious after another thriller Metalac
Farmakom prevailed over Cibona after one more thriller ending in
Valjevo. Vlado Ilievski pulled up for the game-winner but he missed. As
always the Hall in Valjevo was fully packed, but not even crowd could
help home players in the first half. Read more here.
March 3, 2015 - One half enough for Igokea in Sofia Igokea
reached their 8th victory of the season by beating Levski on the road.
Brady Heslip shined with 35 points scored. Levski keeps waiting for its
second victory of the season in ABA League, after not managing to use
home court advantage against Igokea in the 23rd round. Read more here.
March 2, 2015 - Nenad Sulovic signed with Mega Leks ABA
League team from Sremska Mitrovica, Mega Leks, announced that the new
player on their squad is center Nenad Sulovic. Nenad Sulovic and Mega
Leks have made an agreement on cooperation, after the player left
Bulgarian side Balkan from Botevgrad. Read more here.
March 2, 2015 - Zvezda goes to Madrid, Stojanovic MVP Junior
team of Crvena zvezda Telekom has won the Euroleague Adidas Next
Generation qualification tournament, and advanced to the F8 in Madrid.
The MVP of the tournament was Vojislav Stojanovic, young member of red
and whites. Read more here.
March 2, 2015 - FC Bayern Munich extends coach Pesic FC
Bayern Munich reached a new agreement with head coach Svetislav Pesic
to keep working together until the end of the 2016-17 season, the club
announced. Pesic, age 65, joined Bayern in November 2012 and has taken
Bayern to the very elite of German and European basketball. Read more here.
March 2, 2015 - Partizan outplayed Zvezda in packed Hala Pionir For
the first time this season, Partizan NIS won the eternal Belgrade derby
and they did it with style – by outplaying completely their arch rivals
Crvena zvezda Telekom. For the winning side Milan Macvan scored 15
points. Read more here.
March 2, 2015 - Olimpija stormed through Skopje It
was one of the best performances of Union Olimpija in this season. New
head coach Mehmed Becirovic had a dream debut with a convincing win
over MZT Skopje Aerodrom on the road. Everything that MZT Skopje
Aerodrom managed to do on this game is to have two good runs. Read more
March 1, 2015 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 8 MVP: Samardo Samuels, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan From
tipoff in the first game of Top 16 Round 8, Samardo Samuels of EA7
Emporio Armani Milan started to dominate. He scored 16 first-quarter
points, added 11 more in the second and didn't stop until he had paced
a much-needed 76-85 road win against Nizhny Novgorod. Read more here.
March 1, 2015 - Armstead the hero of Novo mesto thriller Malcolm
Armstead became the hero of Krka in the Novo mesto thriller, that even
Alfred Hitchcock would be proud of. After no less than three 3-pointers
were scored in the last 30 seconds, Armstead scored a decisive one.
Read more here.
March 1, 2015 - Huge win for Buducnost VOLI Buducnost
VOLI has written down very, very valuable win against Szolnoki Olaj on
the road. Boris Savović scored 19 points on his debut for team for
Podgorica. Omar Cook, Boris Savovic and Suad Sehovic were in charge of
that job in the first three quarters. Read more here.