April 25, 2017 - Playoffs to begin in Croatian championship Three
ABA League sides begin their battle for the trophy in Croatian National
Championship and two of them, the great rivals of Cibona and Zadar,
will meet already in the Quarter-finals. Cedevita are defending their
championship trophy from the last season. Read more here.
April 25, 2017 - Latvian star Porzingis to help national team at FIBA EuroBasket 2017 Latvia
got the good news they were waiting for, as New York Knicks star
Kristaps Porzingis announced he is ready to help the country's national
team at FIBA EuroBasket 2017. The addition of Porzingis gives the
already talent-packed Latvian roster the superstar they were always
looking for and bolsters the team's chances. Read more here.
April 25, 2017 - Fournier fully engaged on playing for France Evan
Fournier has decided to let bygones be bygones and to play for France
at FIBA EuroBasket 2017. Now that he is in, Fournier figures to have a
prominent role. France need some players to step up this summer. Read
April 25, 2017 - Meesseman and Wauters headline Belgium squad Belgium
will head to FIBA EuroBasket Women for the first time in a decade with
Emma Meesseman and Ann Wauters spearheading their campaign. A star on
both sides of the Atlantic with UMMC Ekaterinburg and Washington
Mystics, Meesseman had a stunning run of form in the Qualifiers. Read
April 25, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs, Game 3 After
a dramatic first two games, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs
continue this week with a change of venues for Game 3, which could see
as many as two teams punch their tickets to the Final Four in Istanbul!
Read more here.
April 25, 2017 - FIBA Europe Cup Finals preview All
remaining questions in this FIBA Europe Cup campaign will be answered
on Tuesday, when two title hopefuls from France, Nanterre 92 and Elan
Chalon, will meet for the second time to settle their international
dispute that didn't come any closer to being resolved after the first
leg. Read more here.
April 25, 2017 - Tango Bourges Basket crowned Coupe De France winners Tango
Bourges Basket will be back in EuroLeague Women for 2017-18 after
beating Flammes Carolo Basket 75-65 to land Coupe De France silverware.
Brazilian forward Clarissa Dos Santos was crowned MVP after scoring 26
points and grabbing 6 rebounds. Read more here.
April 24, 2017 - Khimki Clinches 3rd Place Khimki
defeated Enisey on the road, 104-64. Searching for a win to close the
regular season and clinch the three-seed in the postseason, Khimki took
a commanding 27-11 lead in the 1st quarter and never looked back. Read
April 24, 2017 - Loko Finishes 4th Despite Defeating Dragons Lokomotiv-Kuban
defeated Tsmoki-Minsk at home, 81-72. The visitors showed heart in
Krasnodar. For three and a half quarters, they went to toe-to-toe
against one of the League’s top teams. But Minsk simply ran out of
steam down the stretch. Read more here.
April 24, 2017 - Zenit Wins 15th Straight In Tallinn Zenit
defeated Kalev on the road, 98-95. With nothing to play for in the
standings, Zenit and Kalev played wide-open, exciting basketball,
combining for 193 points in 40 minutes. Ryan Toolson led winners with a
career-high 37 points. Read more here.
April 24, 2017 - Avtodor Ends Season With Win Over VEF Avtodor
defeated VEF at home, 96-84. Nearly the entire game was competitive.
Avtodor led much of the contest, but VEF was within striking distance
after three quarters, trailing 68-64. But then Nick Minnerath took
over, knocking down three consecutive. Read more here.
April 24, 2017 - Nick Minnerath Wins VTB United Leageu Scoring Title Nick
Minnerath has been named the 2016-17 VTB United League Scoring
Champion. He received his award today in Saratov following the
regular-season game between Avtodor and VEF from VTB United League
general director Ilona Korstin and Avtodor president Vladimir Rodionov.
Read more here.
April 24, 2017 - VTB United League Playoff Schedule Released The
VTB United League playoffs tip off on May 1! Check below for the full
schedule. The quarterfinals feature CSKA (1) vs. Astana (8), Zenit (2)
vs. VEF (7), Khimki (3) vs. Enisey (6) and Lokomotiv-Kuban (4) vs.
UNICS (5). Read more here.
April 24, 2017 - Astana Wins Kazakh Championship VTB
United League club Astana has won the Kazakh championship. Ilias
Papatheodorou’s club convincingly defeated last season’s champions
Barsy Atyrau in the final game, 94-78. Astana guard Rob Lowery was the
best player in the game, scoring 25 points. Read more here.
April 24, 2017 - Buducnost beat Mornar and take the lead in the finals Buducnost
VOLI have taken the lead in the 2016/17 Montenegrin Championship Finals
after beating Mornar in Game 1 in Podgorica. The final score might
trick you that the home side had an easy job, but it was not the case.
Read more here.
April 23, 2017 - Igokea make the first step towards finals in BiH Igokea
have beaten OKK Sloboda Tuzla in the first round of the BiH National
Championship Semi-finals and need only one more victory to reach the
Finals. In the other Semi-final pair, Bosna Royal Jelly prevailed over
Zrinjski. Read more here.
April 22, 2017 - Angola selected as new host country for FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Angola
will replace the Republic of Congo as the host country of FIBA
AfroBasket 2017, FIBA Africa announced. The decision comes following
the withdrawal of the Republic of Congo, who pointed to logistics
issues as the reason for their inability to host Africa's basketball
competition. Read more here.
April 22, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs Game 2 MVP: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce Istanbul Bogdan
Bogdanovic is proving once again that he is a big-time player for
big-time games. The Fenerbahce Istanbul guard matched his MVP
performance from Game 1 of the EuroLeague Playoffs to lead his team to
a second victory and become MVP of Game 2, as well! Read more here.
April 22, 2017 - Hammer time for Nanterre in chase for historic double Nanterre
92 have put the FIBA Europe Cup two-game battle with Elan Chalon on
pause, shifting their focus to the French Cup for the weekend, where
they will face off against Le Mans Sarthe in the gold-medal duel in
Paris on Saturday. Read more here.
April 22, 2017 - Efes evens series with tough win in Piraeus Anadolu
Efes won a EuroLeague Playoffs game on the road for the first time in
club history on Friday to even its best-of-five series against
Olympiacos Piraeus 1-1. Alex Kirk’s baseline jumper with 48 seconds
remaining proved to be the difference as Efes edged Olympiacos 71-73.
Read more here.
April 22, 2017 - Darussafaka stuns Madrid to tie series In
its first playoff series, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul made a statement
by edging top-ranked Real Madrid 80-84 in Game 2 of their best-of-five
playoff series on Friday night. The series now moves for two games to
Istanbul with the score tied at 1-1. Read more here.
April 22, 2017 - Playoffs to tip-off in BiH The
very final part of the national championship is about to begin in
Bosnia and Herzegovina, where Igokea are defending their championship
trophy against the competition of Bosna Royal Jelly, OKK Sloboda Tuzla
and Zrinjski. Read more here.
April 21, 2017 - Hines the hero as CSKA edges Baskonia for 2-0 series lead Kyle
Hines collected an offensive rebound and sank a pair of free throws
with 1.1 seconds remaining to lift CSKA Moscow to a tough 84-82 victory
over Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz at Megasport Arena and a 2-0 lead in
their best-of-five Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoff series. Read
April 21, 2017 - Bogdanovic stars again as Fenerbahce takes command Fenerbahce
Istanbul took firm control of its playoffs series with Panathinaikos
Superfoods Athens by claiming a 75-80 victory at the Olympic Sports
Center to go up 2-0 before next week’s return to Istanbul. Once again,
Game 1 MVP Bogdan Bogdanovic was the hero for Fenerbahce. Read more here.
April 21, 2017 - Zenit clinches 2nd place Zenit
defeated Avtodor at home, 89-78. Both teams featured an attack-first
mentality. St. Petersburg did a good job on the fast break, while
Avtodor relied on Nick Minnerath and Josh Adams to score the ball. Read
April 20, 2017 - Silverware delight for Good Angels Kosice and Sudova The
titles are beginning to get handed out in leagues right across Europe,
with Good Angels Kosice and Sudova two of the latest clubs to secure
their respective Championships. Good Angels have repeated as Extraliga
champions in Slovak Republic, with 69-55 win against Piestanske Cajky.
Read more here.
April 20, 2017 - Leuchanka breathing a sigh of relief after EuroCup Women success When
Belarusian legend Yelena Leuchanka was invited to join Yakin Dogu
Universitesi midway through the season, she was surprised at just how
much of a gamble she told herself it was. On paper it seemed like a
no-brainer and a dream move. Read more here.
April 20, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs, Game 1 MVP: Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce Istanbul Bogdan
Bogdanovic saved his best game of the season for the biggest stage so
far in leading Fenerbahce Istanbul to a come-from-behind 58-71 road win
over Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. In doing so, he claimed MVP
honors for Game 1 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. Read
April 20, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs, Game 2 Game
2 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs gets going on Thursday
and Friday, including a huge showdown in the Game of the Week. After a
narrow loss on Tuesday, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz will be desperate for
a road win to level the series against CSKA Moscow on Thursday. Read
April 20, 2017 - Olympiacos dominates in series opener against Efes Olympiacos
Piraeus opened the playoffs just like it wanted, protecting home court
in Game 1 with a resounding 87-72 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul at
Peace and Friendship Stadium on Wednesday night. Olympiacos extended
its winning streak on its home floor in the playoffs to 10 games. Read
April 20, 2017 - Llull, Ayon put Real Madrid up 1-0 Real
Madrid took a first step forwards in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Playoffs by downing Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 83-75. Madrid recorded
its 14th consecutive home win in the competition, has a 1-0 lead in its
best-of-five series and hosts Game 2 on Friday. Read more here.
April 20, 2017 - Mornar will play in the Montenegrin Championship Finals Buducnost
VOLI booked their ticket yesterday, while this evening Mornar did the
same by beating Teodo on the road in Game 2 of the semi-finals. Unlike
the 1st match in which Mornar had a lot of troubles to beak the
resistance of Teodo, this time the boys from Bar dominated the match.
Read more here.
April 20, 2017 - Lokomotiv stays on track in Perm Lokomotiv-Kuban
defeated Parma on the road, 84-71. Playing its final game of the season
in front of the Molot faithful, Parma battled Lokomotiv for 40 minutes,
ultimately going down to an 84-71 defeat. Kevin Jones led Lokomotiv
with 17 points, 6 rebounds. Read more here.
April 19, 2017 - Baskonia battles hard but CSKA stays strong at home CSKA
Moscow held off a spirited challenge from Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz to
take early control of their playoffs series with an exciting 98-90 home
win at Megasport Arena. CSKA was pushed all the way as Baskonia battled
hard to stay in contention. Read more here.
April 19, 2017 - Bogdanovic's career night lifts Fenerbahce in Athens Fenerbahce
Istanbul sent a message that echoed all around the competition by
rallying from a 16-point second-half deficit to down Panathinaikos
Superfoods Athens 58-71 in in front of a sellout crowd of 18,310 at the
Olympic Sports Center Athens on Tuesday. Read more here.
April 19, 2017 - Buducnost VOLI advanced to the Finals Buducnost
VOLI will play in the 2016-17 Montenegrin Championship Finals. It was a
well expected outcome of this semi-final series, but it must be
mentioned that Buducnost VOLI did not have an easy job against Lovcen.
Especially in Game 2, which was played at Cetinje. Read more here.
April 19, 2017 - All square between Elan Chalon, Nanterre after first leg in Chalon-sur-Saone Things
couldn't be much closer in the FIBA Europe Cup Finals than they stand,
with Elan Chalon and Nanterre 92 finishing the first leg of the title
contest in Chalon-sur-Saone with their horns locked at 58-58 after a
thrilling game at the Colisee on Tuesday evening. Read more here.
April 18, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs, Game 1 The
waiting will be over when the ball goes up in the air for Game 1 of the
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs, as the eight remaining teams plot
their path towards next month’s Final Four in Istanbul! The first
playoff action comes on Tuesday from Russia. Read more here.
April 18, 2017 - FIBA Europe Cup Finals preview: Elan Chalon v Nanterre 92 It's
high time for drama in the FIBA Europe Cup, as Elan Chalon and Nanterre
92 embark on the final stretch of their European journey with hopes of
crowning their season-long campaigns with a sought-after international
trophy. Read more here.
April 18, 2017 - Khimki survives Astana, Krubally Khimki
defeated Astana on the road, 90-87. Thanks to Avtodor’s loss on Sunday,
Astana clinched a spot in the postseason prior to tip-off. But Ilias
Papatheodorou’s men still had an opportunity to upset one of the
League’s top teams and bolster confidence entering the match-up with
CSKA. Read more here.
April 17, 2017 - Dynamo Kursk crowned EuroLeague Women champions for the first time There
was a major piece of history for Dynamo Kursk as they landed their
first-ever EuroLeague Women title after shooting down Fenerbahce 77-63
to complete a spectacular unbeaten campaign. Angel McCoughtry had 20
points against her former club to take the MVP accolade. Read more here.
April 17, 2017 - UMMC slide past Prague, claim bronze UMMC
Ekaterinburg signed off their EuroLeague Women season on a winning note
after taking the last podium step at The Final Four with a 68-63
success against ZVVZ USK Prague. Emma Meesseman finished with a fine
double-double of 16 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.
April 17, 2017 - Tsmoki rolls over Nizhny Novgorod Tsmoki-Minsk
defeated Nizhny Novgorod at home, 77-52. Nizhny Novgorod was eliminated
from postseason contention last week and the lingering disappointment
was evident in the 1st quarter. Tsmoki dominated the scoring in
the paint, getting easier buckets around the rim. Read more here.
April 17, 2017 - Lokomotiv-Kuban continues to chase 3rd Lokomotiv-Kuban
defeated Kalev at home, 86-75. Kalev fought hard in this game, trailing
by only four points, 55-51, midway through the 3rd quarter after a
3-pointer from Vitali Liutych. Kalev turned the ball over 22 times,
compared to just seven giveaways from Kuban. Read more here.
April 17, 2017 - Enisey ends Avtodor’s Playoff hopes Enisey
defeated Avtodor at home, 97-92. VEF’s loss to Lokomotiv-Kuban gave
Enisey the 6-seed entering the postseason. The visitors, on the other
hand, needed a win to stay alive in the playoff race. Nick Minnerath
scored a personal high 37 points. Read more here.
April 16, 2017 - Buducnost and Mornar with first steps towards finals Buducnost
VOLI and Mornar are on the right track on their way towards desired
places in the Montenegrin National Championship Semi-finals, after
beating Lovcen 1947 and Teodo, respectively, in the first games of the
series. Read more here.
April 15, 2017 - Season scoring high catapults Dupree into Top Performers’ team With
a season-best 39 points, ZVVZ USK Prague’s Candice Dupree almost did
enough to create a second upset on an action-packed Friday night.
However, it was not enough as the Czech outfit lost momentum in
overtime. Read more here.
April 15, 2017 - Flawless Dynamo Kursk make historic first Final after dramatic overtime success against Prague Dynamo
Kursk have made history by reaching their maiden EuroLeague Women Final
after digging out a nerve-wracking and exciting 87-80 overtime win
against ZVVZ USK Prague. Russian teenager Maria Vadeeva was tremendous
with 18 points from 73% floor shooting. Read more here.
April 15, 2017 - Fenerbahce upset reigning champs to make Final Fenerbahce
are one game away from a first-ever EuroLeague Women title after they
ended the reign of champions UMMC with a terrific 70-61 Semi-Final
success. Jantel Lavender collected an outstanding double-double of 21
points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.
April 15, 2017 - Will Chalon's head-to-head edge over Nanterre in France carry over to FIBA Europe Cup? There
are a number of reasons for Elan Chalon to enter the FIBA Europe Cup
trophy match-up against Nanterre 92 high in confidence, namely the fact
that Jean-Denys Choulet's side have won both of the head-to-head
contests between the clubs this season. Read more here.
April 15, 2017 - Djaletic replaced Zouros as Buducnost VOLI head coach Ilias
Zouros is unable to lead Buducnost VOLI in the season's ending, when
the Blues will be playing in the Montenegrin domestic championship. The
Greek coach has to undergo the hip surgery and will have several months
of treatement. Read more here.
April 14, 2017 - ABA league Playoffs MVP, Charles Jenkins, Crvena zvezda mts Charles
Jenkins, the point guard of Crvena zvezda mts, has been named the most
valuable player of the 2016-17 ABA League Playoffs. The American has
shined when it was the most important for the red and white, not only
because of the peak of the season. Read more here.
April 14, 2017 - Zvezda again crowned as ABA League champions Crvena
zvezda mts have celebrated on the road in Zagreb against Cedevita in
the third game of the ABA League Finals, swept the series and became
the best team of the regional club basketball for the third time in a
row. Read more here.
April 14, 2017 - CSKA lights up sold-out Perm Perm
packed the Molot Sports Palace on Wednesday night for a chance to see
the reigning VTB United League and EuroLeague champs. CSKA did not
disappoint, storming to a 28-13 lead in the 1st quarter. Vitaly Fridzon
led winners with 23 points. Read more here.
April 14, 2017 - UNICS fends off Astana Astana
needed this game more than UNICS, knowing that a win would clinch a
spot in the postseason. Kazan, on the other hand, had home-court
advantage and wanted to finish the regular season on a high note after
a disappointing loss to Lokomotiv-Kuban last week. Read more here.
April 14, 2017 - Loko shows muscle in second half Riga
started strong, leading by four at halftime and limiting Lokomotiv to
40 points. But Sasa Obradovic made several adjustments during the break
and Kuban opened the second half on a 10-0 to seize control of the
game. Read more here.
April 13, 2017 - Yakin Dogu Universitesi crowned EuroCup Women champions With
a stirring fourth-quarter comeback on the EuroCup Women Final return
leg, Yakin Dogu Universitesi have been crowned EuroCup Women champions
in their rookie season. Quanitra Hollingsworth led the way for the
winning side with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.
April 13, 2017 - EuroLeague Women Semi-Finals preview: Dynamo Kursk v ZVVZ USK Prague We
look forward to the second Semi-Finals match-up at EuroLeague Women
Final Four as the only unbeaten team in Dynamo Kursk continue their
search for a first-ever title against 2015 winners, ZVVZ USK Prague.
Read more here.
April 13, 2017 - EuroLeague Women Semi-Final preview: Fenerbahce v UMMC We
look forward to the first Semi-Finals match-up at The Final Four as
hosts and reigning champions UMMC Ekaterinburg go up against Fenerbahce
who continue their search for their maiden title. It promises to be a
mouth-watering contest. Read more here.
April 13, 2017 - ABA league Finals, Game 3 The
ABA League Finals are moving to Zagreb, where game three will take
place. Crvena zvezda mts need only one more victory to claim the
trophy, while Cedevita desperately need to win to stay in the game.
Read more here.
April 12, 2017 - Making history still the trademark of Mondelo There
are few coaches in the women's game whose resume is as diverse and as
instant at attaining success than Dynamo Kursk play-caller Lucas
Mondelo. Making history is what the play-caller does best – whether its
for club or country. Read more here.
April 12, 2017 - Elan Chalon win again, unsuspecting Nanterre punished in Cholet There
were contrasting results for the two FIBA Europe Cup Finalists in the
French LNB Pro A mid-week action, as Elan Chalon picked up their third
consecutive victory, while Nanterre 92 got on the wrong side of a
blowout against Cholet Basket. Read more here.
April 12, 2017 - Iberostar Tenerife's San Miguel sings praises of Basketball Champions League Iberostar
Tenerife have made their mark in the inaugural season of the Basketball
Champions League, a competition the club will attempt to win at the end
of April when it hosts the Final Four. One of keys to the team's
success has been the steady, hard-nosed play of Rodrigo San Miguel.
Read more here.
April 12, 2017 - EuroCup Women Final second leg preview We
look forward to second leg of the EuroCup Women Final as either Yakin
Dogu Universitesi or Bellona Agu prepare to be crowned winners for the
first time. It had looked like rookie entrants Yakin Dogu Universitesi
were going to run away with it during the first game in Kayseri. Read
April 12, 2017 - Zvezda doubled their lead against Cedevita - It's 2-0 for the reigning champions Crvena
zvezda mts have come just one win away from winning the 2016-17 ABA
League title, as they successfully defended home court against Cedevita
in the opening two games of the finals. Charles Jenkins was the top
scorer of the winning team with 16 points. Read more here.
April 11, 2017 - Game 2 is already knocking at the door, Zvezda host Cedevita Crvena
zvezda mts will host Cedevita this evening in Game 2 of the 2016-17 ABA
League Finals. The red & white squad have taken the lead in this
series after winning Game 1 by 81:66, while today they will try to
double that lead and to come just one step away from winning the
championship. Read more here.
April 11, 2017 - Big comeback and big win for Crvena zvezda mts Crvena
zvezda mts have taken the lead in the 2016-17 ABA League Finals after
beating Cedevita in Game 1 in Belgrade. Charles Jenkins led winners
with 20 points. Game 2 will be played tomorrow, in less then 24 hours.
Read more here.
April 11, 2017 - Iagupova keeps ESBVA-LM rolling ESBVA-LM
are still gunning for the French Championship after Ukraine national
team standout Alina Iagupova fired them into the LFB Semi-Finals.
ESBVA-LM were led by 18 points from Iagupova, as they won 81-68 at
Mondeville to continue their recent good run. Read more here.
April 11, 2017 - Elan Chalon, Nanterre stay on course in France
All of our eyes will be
on the LNB Pro A ahead of the first leg of the all-French FIBA Europe
Cup showdown between Elan Chalon and Nanterre 92 in the Finals in just
over a week's time. During the weekend, both of the teams added
convincing double-digit wins. Read more here.
April 11, 2017 - CSKA clinches top seed CSKA
defeated Tsmoki-Minsk at home, 109-74. Playing without Milos Teodosic,
the Army Men still scored 30 points in the opening period. CSKA’s
teamwork and unselfish approach shredded Tsmoki’s defense, with
everyone on the roster scoring by the end of the 3rd quarter. Read more
April 11, 2017 - Loko secures Top-Four finish Lokomotiv-Kuban
defeated UNICS on the road, 83-77. Lokomotiv attacked the paint from
the opening tip, scoring 22 of its first 25 points inside the
three-second zone at a 78% clip. Ian Vougioukas, who finished with a
game-high 21 points, led the way for the Railwaymen. Read more here.
April 10, 2017 - ABA league Finals, Game 1 The
final chapter of 2016-17 ABA League season is about to begin. Crvena
zvezda mts vs. Cedevita... Only one can be the champion. The rules are
quite simple. Whoever scores 3 wins will become the 2016-17 ABA League
champion. Read more here.
April 10, 2017 - Stefan Markovic wins March MVP Zenit
guard Stefan Markovic has been named the VTB United League March MVP.
The League’s MVP of the Month award is decided on by the League and
TASS information agency. Markovic beat out CSKA guard Cory Higgins and
Enisey forward Suleiman Braimoh for the award. Read more here.
April 10, 2017 - Zenit downs Khimki behind Karasev’s 23 Zenit
defeated Khimki on the road, 74-66. Khimki trailed Zenit by a game in
the standings, needing to win by at least five points to catch St.
Petersburg and earn the playoff tiebreaker. Zenit, meanwhile, could
virtually clinch 2nd place with a victory and begin preparing for the
postseason. Read more here.
April 10, 2017 - Avtodor hunting for 8th place Avtodor
defeated Parma at home, 110-99. Avtodor challenged Parma to a shootout
and the visitors accepted readily. Saratov’s superior ball movement and
5-6 shooting from downtown gave them a 12-point lead in the opening
(33-21). Read more here.
April 10, 2017 - Nizhny Novgorod wins thriller, still eliminated from Playoff chase Nizhny
defeated Astana at home, 76-72. In order to catch Astana and squeeze
into the final playoff spot, Nizhny Novgorod needed to win by at least
10 points. The visitors had other plans. Astana came out hot from the
three-point line, forcing the home team to play catch-up most of the
game. Read more here.
April 10, 2017 - Enisey routs VEF at Home, takes over 6th Enisey
defeated VEF at home, 88-71. These two teams entered with identical
records, 11-10, tied for 6th place. A win today virtually guaranteed a
6th-place finish with only two games remaining on the schedule. Frank
Elegar recorded his 20th double-double in the VTB League. Read more here.
April 8, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 30 MVP: Latavious Williams, Unics Kazan The
final game of the 2016-17 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season
will be one that Latavious Williams remembers well. The Unics Kazan big
man shredded his previous personal bests to lead his team to a road win
and lay claim to MVP honors for Round 30. Read more here.
April 8, 2017 - ABA League hand in hand with Special Olympics With
a goal of strengthening the position and integration of persons with
intellectual disabilities within the society, the ABA League and its
clubs are happy to announce their support for the organization of
Special Olympics, as the cooperation will begin during the Finals of
the 2016-17 season. Read more here.
April 8, 2017 - Mornar in the Semi-finals in Montenegro In
the second round of the Montenegrin National Championship
Quarter-finals, Mornar were awarded a 2:0 victory over Ulcinj since the
home side did not manage to provide the necessary equipment in the hall
for the game and advanced to the Semi-finals. Read more here.
April 8, 2017 - Madrid’s Carroll dynamites Efes in fourth quarter Real
Madrid rounded out a great regular season by downing Anadolu Efes
Istanbul 97-80 in the Spanish capital on Friday. Madrid finished the
regular season with a league-best 23-7 record and is set to face
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in the playoffs. Read more here.
April 8, 2017 - Unics snaps losing streak, finishes season in style In
a clash of two teams trying to finish their respective Turkish Airlines
EuroLeague seasons on a winning note, Unics Kazan used big second half
to crush EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 68-91 on Friday night. Unics snapped
its 12 game losing streak to finish the season with an 8-22 record.
Read more here.
April 8, 2017 - CSKA edges Olympiacos in regular season finale CSKA
Moscow defeated Olympiacos Piraeus 90-86 Friday in the Russian capital
in a tense and exciting tune-up for the two playoff bound teams. CSKA
recorded its eight straight home win to finish the regular season in
second place with 22-8 record. Read more here.
April 8, 2017 - Darussafaka storms behind Wanamaker into playoffs Darussafaka
is going to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs for the first time
after winning 78-62 against visiting Crvena Zvezda for the last open
berth! Both teams finished with 16-14 records, but Darussafaka took
eighth place thanks to beating Zvezda in both of their games. Read more
April 7, 2017 - FIBA youth stars set to showcase skills at Nike Hoop Summit Numerous
players that featured at the FIBA U17 Basketball World Cup 2016 or at
various continental U18 events will compete in the glitzy, glamorous,
up-and-down-the-floor, no-holds-barred clash between a USA Junior
National Select Team and a World Select Team. Read more here.
April 7, 2017 - Scoring king Navarro nets his 4,000th career point EuroLeague
scoring king Juan Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Lassa added another
feather to his cap Thursday when he scored the 4,000th point of his
illustrious EuroLeague career. Navarro did so in the third quarter of
his team’s final game of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season. Read
April 7, 2017 - Zalgiris wins at Baskonia in EuroLeague finale Zalgiris
Kaunas finished its Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season on a high note
by downing Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 79-84 on the road on Thursday.
Zalgiris finished the regular season in 10th place with a 14-16 record,
while Baskonia ended at 17-13.Read more here.
April 7, 2017 - Bogdanovic leads Fenerbahce past Barcelona in overtime Bogdan
Bogdanovic scored 12 points in the last three minutes of regulation and
in overtime to lead Fenerbahce Istanbul to a 68-65 overtime victory
against FC Barcelona Lassa on Thursday at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports
Arena. Read more here.
April 7, 2017 - Schilb, Guler lift Galatasaray to win in Bamberg In
the final Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game for both teams this season,
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul used 5 fourth-quarter three-pointers to
come from behind on the road and beat Brose Bamberg 79-84. Galatasaray
finished the season with an 11-19 record and in 12th place. Read more here.
April 7, 2017 - Panathinaikos clinches fourth place with second-half surge Panathinaikos
Superfoods Athens waited 20 minutes before putting a lock on fourth
place and home-court advantage in the upcoming playoffs with a 61-81
road win over eliminated Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv on Thursday. The Greens
finished the regular season at 19-11. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Basketball Champions League Final Four pairings confirmed The
Basketball Champions League Final Four pairings have been set,
following the completion of a draw on Thursday afternoon in Tenerife.
Four teams, representing four different countries, will be
participating in the pinnacle event of Basketball Champions League’s
inaugural season. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - More sunshine than snow for Ciak in Kursk Helena
Ciak is being rewarded for her bold decision to move to Dynamo Kursk
last summer with a EuroLeague Women Final Four debut. This time last
year, the Les Bleues center had never played outside of her homeland.
Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Clark cream of the crop in the Semi-Finals Cameron
Clark of Elan Chalon was in a league of his own in the FIBA Europe Cup
Semi-Finals, producing two remarkable displays of individual brilliance
against Telenet Oostende having scored 28 points in first game and 27
points in second game. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Veljko Mrsic suspended Due
to irresponsible statements and comments regarding the referees by the
coach, the ABA League Sports Director has reached a decision to
sanction Cedevita head coach Veljko Mrsic with a two-game ban from his
head coach duties. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Alberto Diaz chosen MVP of EuroCup Finals Malaga
native Alberto Diaz truly represented the heart and soul of Unicaja as
his team fought back from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat
Valencia Basket 58-63 in Game 3 and to become the 7DAYS EuroCup
champion for 2017. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Unicaja Malaga is 2017 7DAYS EuroCup champion Unicaja
Malaga is the 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup champion! Unicaja won its first
trophy of any kind in 11 years with a stunning come-from-behind victory
over Valencia Basket 58-63. The visitors used a 0-18 fourth-quarter
charge to come back from a 13-point deficit. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Nanterre 92 and Elan Chalon to contest all-French FIBA Europe Cup Final Nanterre
92 and Elan Chalon will contest the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup Final in an
all-French affair, by winning their respective Semi-Finals on
Wednesday. Elan Chalon are scheduled to host the first leg of the Final
on April 19, before the season is set to draw to a close in Nanterre on
April 26. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Yakin Dogu Universitesi take precious Final lead back to Istanbul Yakin
Dogu Universitesi claimed what could be a priceless 73-69 triumph on
the road at Bellona Agu in the first leg of the EuroCup Women Final.
Vandersloot has been one of the EuroCup Women players of the year and
she didn't disappoint by finishing the game with a brilliant 25 points.
Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Okul hops into Fenerbahce hot-seat Firat
Okul will be at the helm of Fenerbahce when they arrive in Ekaterinburg
next week for EuroLeague Women Final Four. The play-caller has been
appointed as the successor to George Dikeoulakos who left the club off
the back of a disappointing derby loss to Galatasaray. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Schedule of the ABA league Finals games determined The
Semi-finals are over, the finalists of the 2016/17 season are Cedevita
and Crvena zvezda mts and now the schedule of the games of the Finals
is also set. The first two games of the final series, which will be
played in Belgrade, will take place on 10 April (19:00) and 11 April
(18:30). Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Who are the top performers of Semi-finals round 3? The
decisive third round of the semi-finals is behind us and let's take a
look at which players marked the third round games of the 2016/17
season Playoffs. The most efficient player overall of the two games
played in the third round of the Semi-finals is Crvena zvezda guard
Charles Jenkins. Read more here.
April 6, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 30 The
30th and final round of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season
arrives with most positions in the standings still to be decided,
including all-important fourth place. That's not to mention the last
available playoff place coming down to a do-or-die Game of the Week.
Read more here.
April 5, 2017 - Marjanovic aims to be with Serbia at FIBA EuroBasket 2017 It
doesn't take a genius to identify the qualities of Boban Marjanovic
that make him an appealing addition to Serbia's national team at FIBA
EuroBasket 2017. At 2.22m in height, the Detroit Pistons pivot is going
to score more times than not if he catches the ball close to the
basket. Read more here.
April 5, 2017 - Broekhoff blossoms into an important Boomer Ryan
Broekhoff doesn't believe that he'd be the terrific player he is today
if he hadn't left home for the United States several years ago and
played college basketball. Forward is one of many to have represented
the Boomers after playing in America, and in the NCAA Tournament. Read
April 5, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup Finals, Game 3 It
all comes down to one game, a showdown that will determine the 2016-17
season champion of the 7DAYS EuroCup. Valencia Basket and Unicaja
Malaga exchanged home wins in the first two games of the finals, so
best-of-three series is tied at 1-1. Read more here.
April 5, 2017 - EuroCup Women Final first leg preview We
look forward to what is shaping up to be an exciting first leg of the
EuroCup Women Final as Bellona Agu and Yakin Dogu Universitesi, two
Turkish clubs, look to land the silverware for the very first time.
It's a game packed with so much talent and experience on both rosters.
Read more here.
April 5, 2017 - FIBA Europe Cup, Semi-Finals preview: Elan Chalon v Telenet Oostende Telenet
Oostende dominated the first leg of the FIBA Europe Cup Semi-Final duel
against Elan Chalon in more ways than one, but the final score of the
clash in Belgium ultimately wasn't among them. The second game of the
tie will tip-off at 19:30 CET. Read more here.
April 5, 2017 - FIBA Europe Cup, Semi-Finals preview: Telekom Baskets v Nanterre 92 Telekom
Baskets became the first team to inflict damage on Nanterre 92's
perfect home spell in the FIBA Europe Cup, putting the French side in a
sticky situation that will require them to pull off the exact same feat
in Bonn. Read more here.
April 4, 2017 - AS Monaco reach new heights with help of Basketball Champions League The
French Riviera has always been a favorite destination for the rich and
famous. Now it's home to a rising star in European basketball. AS
Monaco, a team that wasn't even in the top flight of the French game a
couple of years ago, is one of the country's top sides. Read more here.
April 4, 2017 - Sargiunas gets used to great results with U18 Zalgiris The
fact that U18 Zalgiris Kaunas has reached the ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION
TOURNAMENT Finals in Istanbul should not be a surprise. After all, the
captain of the team is Ignas Sargiunas, and great results just seem to
follow him wherever he goes. Read more here.
April 4, 2017 - Crvena zvezda mts will play in the 2016-17 ABA League Finals Crvena
zvezda mts defeated Buducnost VOLI in Game 3 of the 2016-17 ABA League
Semi-Finals and won the series by 2-1. The red & white squad from
Belgrade will face Cedevita in the battle for trophy. Charles Jenkins
led winners with 17 points. Read more here.
April 4, 2017 - Zvezda or Buducnost? Who will confront Cedevita in the 2016-17 ABA League Finals? Only
one ticket for the Finals has remained and only one game will decide
who will take it. Crvena zvezda mts or Buducnost VOLI. With the fans on
their side, Crvena zvezda mts will try to use the home court advantage
to beat Budućnost VOLI. Read more here.
April 4, 2017 - CSKA dismantles Kalev CSKA
defeated Kalev 100-68. They tried to put the game away in the first
half, led on offense by Milos Teodosic and Nikita Kurbanov. By
halftime, the home team had piled up an 18-point lead, 49-31. CSKA took
advantage of Kalev’s turnover, enjoying a 20-6 edge by the end of the
game. Read more here.
April 4, 2017 - Dikeoulakos finishes his time with Fenerbahce Despite
being less than a fortnight until the EuroLeague Women Final Four,
Fenerbahce have parted ways with head coach George Dikeoulakos. It was
seemingly taken in response to a shock derby loss to Galatasaray, when
they were soundly beaten 89-73. Read more here.
April 4, 2017 - Galatasaray storm past Fenerbahce in derby There
was joy for Galatasaray after they posted a memorable 89-73 derby
success against their bitter Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce. Having
recently exited EuroCup Women at the Semi-Finals stage, Galatasaray
made a major statement as they caught fire in a stunning third quarter.
Read more here.
April 3, 2017 - EuroLeague icon Andres Nocioni announces retirement Real
Madrid forward Andres Nocioni, a former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
champion and Final Four MVP, announced in a letter to his Twitter
followers on Monday that he will end his playing career at age 37
following this season. Read more here.
April 3, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for March: Chris Singleton, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens Of
all the prizes on offer over six rounds of dramatic Turkish Airlines
EuroLeague action in March, home-court advantage in the playoffs may
well prove to be the most valuable. One team made the biggest move last
month to seize that possibility. Read more here.
April 3, 2017 - Boatright sidelined for at least 10 days, Arapovic at least 6 months Finals
of the season are approaching for Cedevita and they will open it on 10
April without Ryan Boatright and Marko Arapovic, that got injured in
the game against Partizan NIS. Dr. Cerovecki, Cedevita doctor and the
surgeon at the traumatology clinic in Zagreb has analysed the
situation. Read more here.
April 3, 2017 - Enisey stays hot by downing Astana Enisey
defeated Astana at home, 88-78. Enisey had won five of six entering the
game and could virtually clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win on
Sunday. Astana was also streaking at the right time, boasting a 3-1
record since mid-February. Read more here.
April 3, 2017 - Parma breaks through in Minsk Parma
defeated Tsmoki-Minsk on the road, 71-62. Parma proved its intentions
in the first half. Captain Sergei Chernov was unstoppable, scoring 18
points in 16 minutes to give the visitors a 19-point lead at halftime,
49-30. Tsmoki never got closer than seven points the rest of the way.
Read more here.
April 3, 2017 - Shved buries Nizhny Novgorod Khimki
defeated Nizhny Novgorod on the road, 99-90. Nizhny Novgorod was
looking for a win to keep the pressure on 8th-place Astana, after the
Kazakhs lost earlier today in Krasnoyarsk. Alexey Shed led winners with
32 points, 6 rebounds. Read more here.
April 3, 2017 - Cedevita reached the Finals Cedevita
have outscored Partizan NIS at home court in the decisive third game of
the semi-final series and became the first team to qualify for the
finals of the 2016-17 ABA League season. This is the fourth season of a
regional competition with the Finals appearance for Cedevita. Read more
April 2, 2017 - ABA league Playoffs, Semifinals Game 3 Everything
will be decided on Sunday in Zagreb when Cedevita host Partizan NIS in
Game 3 of the ABA League Semi-Finals. For both sides this is the most
important game of the season. The math is quite clear here - Whoever
wins the match will advance to the ABA League Finals. Read more here.
April 2, 2017 - Tenerife to host Basketball Champions League Final Four Tenerife
has been awarded the hosting of the 2017 Basketball Champions League
Final Four. Four teams will be participating in the pinnacle event of
Basketball Champions League’s inaugural season which will be played
over the last weekend of April. Read more here.
April 2, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 29 MVP: Brad Wanamaker, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul Darussafaka
Dogus Istanbul guard Brad Wanamaker pulled out his greatest Turkish
Airlines EuroLeague performance to date on Thursday to keep his team's
playoff chances alive. In so doing, he earned the MVP honor for Round
29 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Read more here.
April 1, 2017 - Panathinaikos edges CSKA, climbs into fourth place Panathinaikos
Superfoods Athens hung on in an overtime thriller to defeat CSKA Moscow
85-80 on Friday at Olympic Sports Center Athens. That victory was the
fourth in a row overall and the 11thstraight at home for the Greens,
who raised their record to 18-11. Read more here.
April 1, 2017 - Madrid edges Fenerbahce, clinches first place Despite
its lowest-scoring game in four seasons, Real Madrid rallied in the
second and in the end held off Fenerbahce Istanbul 61-56 on Friday
night. Madrid improved to 22-7 and learned it clinched the first place
for the regular season when CSKA Moscow lost its game in Athens. Read
April 1, 2017 - Smith, Omic send 7DAYS EuroCup Finals to climactic Game 3 The
first-ever best-of-three series in the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals is going to
the limit! Unicaja Malaga lived to fight another day by downing
Valencia Basket 79-71 in front of a sellout crowd of over 10,500 fans
at Martin Carpena on Friday. Read more here.
April 1, 2017 - Milan ends 13-game road losing streak in Kaunas EA7
Emporio Armani Milan edged Zalgiris Kaunas 84-88 on Friday to snap its
seven-game losing run and end a streak of 13 consecutive road losses.
Milan improved to 8-21, while Zalgiris dropped to 13-16 with one game
to go in the regular season. Read more here.
April 1, 2017 - Crvena zvezda overpowers Unics Crvena
Zvezda mts Belgrade coasted to victory in its final home game of the
regular season, beating Unics Kazan 83-65 at Kombank Arena. Zvezda
improved to 16-13, but its season will come down to one do-or-die road
game at Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul next week. Read more here.
April 1, 2017 - Baskonia's big road win keeps its home-court hopes alive Baskonia
Vitoria Gasteiz did its part to keep fighting for home-court advantage
in the playoffs - at least momentarily - by rolling to an 80-103 win
over host Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul on Friday. Baskonia lifted its
record to 17-12 in a crowd of teams still aiming for fourth place. Read