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  Eurocup 2013-14 Quarterfinals


March 27, 2014 - Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP: Reggie Redding, Alba Berlin

reggie reddingAfter two weeks of intense games, four teams came out on top to face off in the semifinals, the previous step before the final series of the Eurocup! However, one of those teams won't be Alba Berlin despite the top performance by Reggie Redding, who led his team to a 78-73 Game 2 win over Valencia Basket, but not enough to overcome the deficit from Game 1. With his great game, Redding became the MVP of the week in the Eurocup thanks to a 40 index rating, the most among all winning players this week, and the second time the series between Valencia Basket and Alba Berlin prvides a weekly MVP in Quarterfinals, as Justin Doellman was MVP in Game 1. Read more here.



March 26, 2014 - Game 2

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 79 - 70 Budivelnik Kiev

Charles Jenkins scored 21 points in the last five minutes of regulation as Crvena Zvezda Telekom rallied to beat Budivelnik Kiev 79-70 after overtime for a 158-152 aggregate win and a spot in the Eurocup Semifinals. Zvezda will play Unics Kazan in the next stage for a spot in the championship series. Kiev had won Game 1 by 3 points and led for much of the return leg. Jenkins scored the last 3 points of regulation – the last 2 coming on a drive with 3.9 seconds remaining. Read more here.

Nizhny Novgorod 88 - 72 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

Nizhny Novgorod claimed a spot in the Eurocup Semifinals with an 88-72 victory over former champion Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem on Wednesday at Trade Union Sports Palace. Jerusalem had won the first leg by 3 in the Israeli capital, was unable to make its advantage stand up in Russia, where it hasn’t won since 1999. Nizhny got 10 three-pointers from six players, while Hapoel was just 1 of 8 (12.5%) from downtown. Read more here.

Unics Kazan 88 - 52 Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler


Unics Kazan led from start to finish en route to an 88-52 win in the Game 2 of the Eurocup Quarterfinals, and a clean sweep of Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler in their home-and-away series. Unics advances by an aggregate score 169-120, and will play either Crvena Zvezda Telekom or Budivelnik Kiev in the semifinals. Unics has now won 19 of 20 games during this Eurocup campaign, and had control from start to finish of its quarterfinals second leg. Read more here.

March 25, 2014

Alba Berlin 78 - 73 Valencia Basket Club

Despite losing the second leg of the Eurocup Quarterfinals, Valencia Basket eased past Alba Berlin and into the semifinals of the competition for the third consecutive season. Alba edged Valencia 78-73 in Game 2 on Tuesday, but it was Valencia that held control throughout the two-game series and advanced comfortably on the strength of the 86-54 win in Game 1, with 159-132 aggregate score. Valencia will learn its next opponent Wednesday. Read more here.



March 25, 2014 - Quarterfinals, Round 2: Down to four contenders!

The Eurocup Quarterfinals – the second set of four two-game series that will determine the 2013-14 Eurocup champion – come to an end this week and when the dust settles, only the four best teams in the competition will be left standing. One game will be played on Tuesday, followed by three more on a decisive Wednesday. Remember, the team with the best aggregate score in each series will advance to the semifinals! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 2:

QUARTERFINAL A   

Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Budivelnik Kiev 79-70 - Stats

QUARTERFINAL B   

Unics Kazan vs. Aykon TED Ankara 88-52 - Stats

QUARTERFINAL C   

Alba Berlin vs. Valencia Basket 78-73 - Stats

QUARTERFINAL D   

Nizhny Novgorod vs. Hapoel Jerusalem 88-72 - Stats




March 20, 2014 - Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP: Justin Doellman, Valencia Basket

justin doellmanThe time of truth has arrived to the Eurocup with the Quarterfinals. Only the best four teams will advance to semifinals next week and the high stakes were already visible during Game 1 of this phase. With four crucial battles across the continent, only onep layer could emerge as MVP of the week and it was none other than Valencia Basket's Justin Doellman, who amassed an index rating of 34, the most this week among winning players. Doellman led his team to an outstanding 86-54 home win over Alba Berlin on Wednesday, thanks to his 33 points - 11 of 15 twos, 2 of 3 threes and 5 of 5 free throws -, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals and 4 drawn fouls. Read more here.



March 19, 2014 - Game 1

Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 81 - 78 Nizhny Novgorod

Yotam Halperin’s last-second three-pointer proved to be the difference as Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem edged Nizhny Novgorod 81-78 in the Israeli capital in the first leg of their Eurocup Quarterfinals series. Halperin finished with 17 points and 7 assists for the home team in a game that was close throughout; neither team led by more than 6 the entire night. The series will conclude next week in Russia, where Nizhny must win by at least 4 to claim a berth in the semifinals. Read more here.

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 68 - 81 Unics Kazan


Unics Kazan topped Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler 68-81 in Game 1 of their Eurocup Quarterfinals series in the Turkish capital. The second leg takes place next week in Kazan, Russia, where Unics will advance to the semifinals if it wins or loses by up to 12 points, while Ankara must win by at least 14 to advance. Unics used a 3-15 run in the second quarter to build a 25-36 margin and extended it early in the last quarter to 44-64 to take a big step toward the next stage. Read more here.

Valencia Basket Club 86 - 54 Alba Berlin

Valencia Basket made a statement, and put one foot in the Eurocup Semifinals, with a resounding 86-54 win over Alba Berlin in Game 1 of the Eurocup Quarterfinals. Using its relentless defense, Valencia raced away to a victory which means it will advance with either a win or a loss up to 31 points in the second quarterfinal leg next week. Spanish side started its wild 23-0 run late in the first quarter behind Justin Doellman, who scored 21 points before halftime. Read more here.

March 18, 2014

Budivelnik Kiev 82 - 79 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

In the opening game of the Eurocup Quarterfinals, Budivelnik Kiev edged Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 82-79 on Tuesday night in Kaunas, Lithuania. The second leg will be played next week in Belgrade, Serbia, and the team with the highest aggregate scored will advance, which means that a victory or a loss by up to 2 points will be enough for Budivelnik to return to the semifinals. The Ukrainian champ led for majority of the clash. Read more here.



March 18, 2014 - Quarterfinals, Game 1: every point counts!

eurocup quarterfinals 2014Some 48 teams started the 2013-14 Eurocup - and eight other teams joined the competition later on. Only eight - from seven different countries – remain alive in the marathon for Eurocup glory. The list includes three former champions, a former finalist, one of last season's semifinalists, a team in its ninth Eurocup season and two newcomers that want to keep rewriting their own history. The quarterfinals stage is the second of four two-leg series to determine the Eurocup champion. Every possessions counts, as the aggregate score will determine which teams advance. One game will be played on Tuesday, followed by three more on Wednesday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 1:

QUARTERFINAL A   

Budivelnik Kiev vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 82-79 - Stats

QUARTERFINAL B   

Aykon TED Ankara vs. Unics Kazan 68-81 - Stats


QUARTERFINAL C   

Valencia Basket vs. Alba Berlin
86-54 - Stats

QUARTERFINAL D   

Hapoel Jerusalem vs. Nizhny Novgorod
81-78 - Stats



March 17, 2014 - Quarterfinals Analysis

Nizhny Novgorod vs. Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

taylor rochestieIt's a Eurocup first-timer against a former champ in an explosive quarterfinals clash. Hapoel Jerusalem has been successful with a balanced lineup that features seven players averaging double figures in scoring. Injuries have forced Nizhny Novgorod to tinker with its lineup, but more players seem to rise to the occasion each time. Both teams have players that have been in pressure situations before too; Nizhny's Dimitriy Khvostov is a former Eurocup winner and teamed with Semen Antonov to win an Olympic medal in 2012. Hapoel's Yotam Halperin and Yaniv Green are both former Euroleague champs. Read more here.

Valencia Basket vs. Alba Berlin

bojan dubljevicFamiliar foes Alba Berlin and Valencia Basket Club square off in an exciting quarterfinals matchup, a rematch of 2010 Eurocup title game which Valencia won 67-44. This is their first meeting since, and it will be a clash of basketball styles. A former two-time champion Valencia plays up-tempo and is a three-point happy team that had 8 different players make at least one triple in the eighthfinals, compared to Alba having only 6 players that even attempted a three-point shot in their two eighthfinal games. Rafa Martinez, Oliver Lafayette, Sam Van Rossom and Pau Ribas all have above 40% accuracy behind the arc, while a Rising Star Bojan Dubljevic, All-Eurocup selection Justin Doellman, and former Euroleague champ Romain Sato give the team balance in the paint, and on offensive boards. Read more here.

Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler vs. Unics Kazan

ian vougioukasThis series features the Eurocup's hottest player against its hottest team. Aykon TED Ankara center Vladimir Golubovic has been nothing short of an unstoppable force; he leads the competition in scoring (20.2 ppg.) rebounding (10.6 rpg.) and index rating (28.2 PIR) and has double-doubles in two-thirds of his games. Unics Kazan's 15-1 record is best in the Eurocup, it has won nine of those games by double figures and is unbeaten at home. Unics leads the competition in numerous defensive categories, including fewest points allowed (64.8 ppg.), lowest opponents' true shooting percentage (44.1%) and lowest opponents' index (59.4). Read more here.

Budivelnik Kiev vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

tadija dragicevicIt is a clash of two teams coming from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season, as Budivelnik Kiev and Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade now battle for the Eurocup glory. Last year semifinalist Budivelnik is coming into this series as the only quarterfinalist that had more turnovers (40) than assists (32) in the previous stage where it played both games away from home. Little separates these two, as no team in the quarterfinals allows more points than Budivelnik (80.5 ppg), but Zvezda is right behind (78.3 ppg). However, Budivelnik's three-point defense (allowing 32.7%) is one of the top in the competition, while Zvezda allows only 29.1 rebounds per night, the best in all of Eurocup. Read more here.



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