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December 15, 2016 - 7DAYS EuroCup Round 10 MVP: Janis Timma, Zenit St Petersburg

janis timmaThe 7DAYS EuroCup regular season has come to an end! With it, 16 teams advanced to the Top 16 and one of them, Zenit St Petersburg, did it as group champ. In the last round, forward Janis Timma led the team to a home win over Unicaja Malaga to earn weekly MVP honors in the process with a performance index rating of 36. Timma had a career-best performance with 33 points (including 7 of 17 threes), 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks in over 38 minutes on court. The 7 threes hit by Timma match the third best mark ever in the EuroCup, as the record right now stands at 9 made threes in a single game, shared by three players. Timma had personal highs with this game in PIR, Points, Offensive Rebounds (5), Blocks and Minutes Played. After Timma, the player with the best personal performance this week was Nizhny Novgorod's Kenneth Boynton, who had a PIR of 31 thanks to his 31 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (all career-bests for him). Read more here.





December 14, 2016 - Round 10

Round 10 of the regular season will bring some drama as three teams battle for two tickets to the Top 16 from Group B. Three teams are also in the hunt for first place in Group C, while head-to-head clashes in Groups A and D will decide second place. So much still to play for! Second-place in the group will be on the line when Nizhny Novgorod (4-3) hosts Cedevita Zagreb (5-2). If the visitors win, or lose by less than 16 points, Cedevita will advance from the second spot and Nizhny from third place. For Nizhny to be second, it must beat Cedevita by more than 15. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 10:

GROUP A

Nizhny Novgorod vs. Cedevita Zagreb 82-84
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 87-75

GROUP B

Khimki Moscow Region vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 99-78
Montakit Fuenlabrada vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 81-70

GROUP C

FC Bayern Munich vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 80-66
Zenit St Petersburg vs. Unicaja Malaga 82-72

GROUP D

Valencia Basket vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 78-77
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. ratiopharm Ulm 69-64






December 8, 2016 - Regular Season Round 9 MVP: Elmedin Kikanovic, ALBA Berlin

elmedin kikanovicFor the second time this season, and against the same opponent, Elmedin Kikanovic of ALBA Berlin has earned the MVP of the Week honor in the 7DAYS EuroCup. Kikanovic led ALBA to a Top 16-clinching 97-99 road win on Wednesday against Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius with 29 points based on dominant 13-for-18 two-point shooting. He went 3-for-3 on free throws, as well, and added 3 rebounds, 2 assists, a steal and 3 fouls drawn for a performance index rating of 33, the highest among all EuroCup players in Regular Season Round 9. Kikanovic had already shined against Rytas five rounds earlier, amassing a PIR of 35 in their classic double-overtime battle, won by ALBA, but in that game he had just 22 points after 40 minutes. He has scored 15 points or better in each EuroCup game this season, but most important is that Wednesday's win in Vilnius broke a three-game losing streak to send ALBA to the Top 16. Read more here.





December 7, 2016 - Round 9

As we enter the penultimate round of the 7DAYS EuroCup regular season, there is much attention focused on Group B, where four teams are engaged in a battle for three open spots in the Top 16. And in the other three groups, there is still much to fight for as teams try to rank as high as possible before the Top 16. Lietkabelis Panevezys (3-4) plays its final regular season game against group leader Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas (5-1), which can clinch first place with a win. If Lietkabelis loses, it will finish the regular season in fourth place. Gran Canaria (96.5 ppg.) boasts the EuroCup’s top-ranked offense, with an average of 17.5 points scored per game more than Lietkabelis.

Here is the schedule for Round 9:

GROUP A

Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas 73-92
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Nizhny Novgorod 82-97

GROUP B

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. ALBA Berlin 97-99
RETAbet Bilbao Basket vs. Montakit Fuenlabrada 97-83

GROUP C

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Zenit St Petersburg 95-97
Unicaja Malaga vs. UCAM Murcia 89-86

GROUP D

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 88-68
Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Valencia Basket 72-75






December 1, 2016 - 7DAYS EuroCup Round 8 MVP: Ivan Strebkov, Nizhny Novgorod

ivan strebkovEight rounds of the 7DAYS EuroCup have gone by and three of the four regular season groups have already allocated all tickets to the Top 16. One of the teams that advanced this week was Nizhny Novgorod, whose Ivan Strebkov earned MVP of the week honors with his performance index rating of 36. Strebkov was almost flawless in leading his team against Lietkabelis Penevezys with his 31 points including 5 of 8 twos, 4 of 6 threes and 9 of 9 free throws; 2 rebounds; 4 assists and 7 drawn fouls. Strebkov had career records in both PIR and scoring from this game. Secondi n line this week was Chris Babb of ratiopharm Ulm with his PIR of 31. Babb scored 30 points, pulled 5 boards, dished 3 assists and had 1 steal against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in a game which also produced career records for him in PIR and points. Read more here.





November 30, 2016 - Round 8

The 7DAYS Eurocup Regular Season enters its final third with nine teams already in the Top 16. However, there are still seven berths to fill up, and several teams have chances to punch their ticket this week. Group B is the rare case with a closest race and no qualifiers at all. Expect another thrilling week full of exciting games as the Top 16 draws closer! Intent on snapping a losing streak and perhaps reaching the Top 16 by doing so, Nizhny Novgorod (2-3) hosts already-qualified Lietkabelis Panevezys (3-3) on Wednesday. Nizhny won its only previous game ever against Lietkabelis 72-75 earlier in the regular season on the road.

Here is the schedule for Round 8:

GROUP A

Nizhny Novgorod vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 91-89
Cedevita Zagreb vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 95-61

GROUP B

Khimki Moscow Region vs. ALBA Berlin 88-77
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 83-71

GROUP C

UCAM Murcia vs. Zenit St Petersburg 77-90
FC Bayern Munich vs. Unicaja Malaga 72-69

GROUP D

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Union Olimpija Ljubljana 81-69
ratiopharm Ulm vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 105-101






November 24, 2016 - 7DAYS EuroCup Round 7 MVP: Kyle Fogg, Unicaja Malaga

kyle foggAs many as six teams celebrated advancing to the Top 16 in the 7DAYS EuroCup Round 7. One of them, Unicaja Malaga, also saw a big individual performance by its own Kyle Fogg, who, with a performance index rating of 33, claimed weekly MVP honors. Fogg had his best game of the season, scoring 31 points (including 6 of 10 threes), pulling 2 rebounds, dishing 3 assists and drawing 5 fouls for a complete performance at home that led his team into the next phase. Maximilian Kleber was next in line this week with a performance index rating of 31. Kleber scored 20 points, pulled 10 boards, had 2 steals and drew 6 fouls to also lead his team into the Top 16. Niels Giffey of ALBA Berlin and Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region completed the best individual performances of Round 9 with respective performance index ratings of 25. Read more here.





November 23, 2016 - Round 7

An exciting Round 6 identified four Top 16 qualifiers in the 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup. Round 7 will see more teams fighting for its chances to qualify, while others try to stay alive in the competition. All eight games will be played on Wednesday. Already-qualified Lietkabelis Panevezys (3-2) hosts Cedevita Zagreb (3-2) at 18:00 CET. Cedevita qualifies with a win, regardless of other results. Cedevita is one of the highest scoring teams in the competition (86 ppg.) but also allows more points than most (86.6 ppg.).

Here is the schedule for Round 7:

GROUP A

Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. Cedevita Zagreb 68-69
Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas vs. Nizhny Novgorod 98-87

GROUP B

ALBA Berlin vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 88-92
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Montakit Fuenlabrada 96-84

GROUP C

Unicaja Malaga vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 93-75
UCAM Murcia vs. FC Bayern Munich 79-90

GROUP D

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Valencia Basket 84-86
Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. ratiopharm Ulm 76-72






November 17, 2016 - 7DAYS EuroCup Round 6 MVP: Gintaras Leonavicius, Lietkabelis Panevezys

gintaras leonaviciusThe 7DAYS EuroCup regular season crossed the midway point this week to see the last undefeated team fall, but also a few of them also advancing to the Top 16. One of the teams that punched its ticket to the next phase was newcomer Lietkabelis Panevezys led by Gintaras Leonavicius and his performance index rating of 31, which earned him weekly MVP honors for Round 6. Leonavicius scored 19 almost perfect points (3 of 4 twos, 3 of 3 threes and 4 of 4 free throws) and pulled 9 rebounds for respective career highs, while he also had 1 steal and drew 5 fouls off the bench against MZT Skopje Aerodrom for a great all-around performance. Second in line this week was Montakit Fuenlabrada's Ivan Paunic and Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius' Arturas Gudaitis with a performance index rating of 30 apiece. Paunic had personal records with 23 points and 7 assists plus 6 rebounds, while Gudaitis had 12 points, 15 boards (a career-high for him) and 3 assists. Read more here.





November 16, 2016 - Round 6

We're past the mid-point of the 7DAYS EuroCup regular season, and each team has only four more games to try to get sttled in the Top 16 race. As things start to get closer towards the end of the phase, only one team, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, remains undefeated in the competition while three others - MZT Skopje Aerodrom, Buducnost VOLI Podgorica and Union Olimpija Ljubljana - still look for a first win that could still keep them alive at this point. Do not miss the second half of the EuroCup regular season, it will only get better! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 6:

GROUP A

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas 97-90
MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 80-87

GROUP B

Montakit Fuenlabrada vs. ALBA Berlin 105-80
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Khimki Moscow Region 93-91

GROUP C

FC Bayern Munich vs. Zenit St Petersburg 88-99
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. UCAM Murcia 75-86

GROUP D

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Union Olimpija Ljubljana 77-64
ratiopharm Ulm vs. Valencia Basket 60-86






November 10, 2016 - 7DAYS EuroCup Round 5 MVP: Pierre Jackson, Cedevita Zagreb

pierre jacksonThe 7DAYS EuroCup regular season has reached its midway point and only one team, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, remains undefeated after five rounds. This week featured more impressive individual performances the best of which was for Cedevita Zagreb's Pierre Jackson, who earned weekly MVP honors thanks to his performance index rating of 37. Jackson hit a career record with his 38 points which included 6 of 8 threes. This is the highest scoring mark so far this season in the league. Jackson also added 1 rebound, 5 assists and 1 steal to a great performance that led his team to its second win in Group A. Jackson was closely followed this week by David Logan of Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, who racked up a performance index rating of 35 in his team's win. Logan scored 27 points, pulled 6 boards, dished 9 assists, had 1 steal and drew 6 fouls for an impressive performance. Read more here.





November 9, 2016 - Round 5

The 7DAYS EuroCup reaches its midway point with eight Round 5 games. The action will see Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas of Group A and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem of Group D try to remain undefeated, while three clubs seek their first win. There is a possibility in Groups B, C and D of three-way ties for first place, too. Watch the drama build all night on Wednesday.

Here is the schedule for Round 5:

GROUP A

MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas 75-98
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Nizhny Novgorod 92-77

GROUP B

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Montakit Fuenlabrada 101-84
RETAbet Bilbao Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region 72-91

GROUP C

Unicaja Malaga vs. Zenit St Petersburg 93-86
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. FC Bayern Munich 44-68

GROUP D

ratiopharm Ulm vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 103-77
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Valencia Basket 64-73






November 3, 2016 - 7DAYS EuroCup Round 4 MVP: Elmedin Kikanovic, ALBA Berlin

elmedin kikanovicA specialist in games that need more than one overtime to be resolved, ALBA Berlin got a new win over Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in Round 4 of the 7DAYS EuroCup after two extra sessions. One player rose in the ALBA team to lead all his teammates to the final win, Elmedin Kikanovic, racking up a performance index rating of 35 to claim MVP honors this week. Kikanovic signed big numbers in the double-OT win with his best inidividual performance ever in the competition: 33 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 10 fouls drawn (all career bests for him) to lead ALBA to its third win this season. His index rating was also a career-best for Kikanovic. Right behind him was Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem's Curtis Jerrells with a performance index rating of 34, to lead his team to its third win to stay undefeated. Jerrells netted 18 points, pulled 9 rebounds, dished 7 assists, had 4 steals and drew 7 fouls in a fantastic all-around performance. Read more here.





November 2, 2016 - Round 4

Regular Season Round 4 arrives with big battles for first place, showdowns between former 7DAYS EuroCup champions, and a couple of all-Spanish battles. Only two teams – Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas in Group A and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem in Group D – are still undefeated, while four others are still looking for their first wins. All games will be played on an action-packed Wednesday.

Here is the schedule for Round 4:

GROUP A

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 86-67
Nizhny Novgorod vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 88-74

GROUP B

Montakit Fuenlabrada vs. RETAbet Bilbao Basket 89-78
ALBA Berlin vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 124-115

GROUP C

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 84-79
UCAM Murcia vs. Unicaja Malaga 83-75

GROUP D

Valencia Basket vs. Union Olimpija Ljubljana 87-74
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 90-79






October 26, 2016 - Regular Season, Round 3: More crucial tests

Round 3 of the 7DAYS EuroCup is set to offer a lot of action and thrilling games all around the competition. From new powerhouses facing tough tests to classic teams in the competition going against each other, it will be a week with a little bit of everything, as we get closer to the regular season's halfway mark. All eight games will be played on Wednesday.

Here is the schedule for Round 3:

GROUP A

MZT Skopje Aerodrom vs. Cedevita Zagreb October 26, 2016 19:00 CET
Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. Nizhny Novgorod October 26, 2016 18:00 CET

GROUP B

ALBA Berlin vs. Khimki Moscow Region October 26, 2016 20:00 CET
Dominion Bilbao Basket vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius October 26, 2016 20:30 CET

GROUP C

Unicaja Malaga vs. FC Bayern Munich October 26, 2016 20:45 CET
Zenit St Petersburg vs. UCAM Murcia October 26, 2016 19:00 CET

GROUP D

Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem October 26, 2016 20:00 CET
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. ratiopharm Ulm October 26, 2016 19:00 CET






October 20, 2016 - 7DAYS EuroCup Round 2 tri-MVP's: Kyle Kuric, Zygimantas Skucas, Ksistof Lavrinovic

kyle kuricThe 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup is already in full swing, as after Round 2 all teams have already played at least one game. The second round of competition proved to be as thrilling as ever and when the dust settled, three players emerged above the rest as the ones with the highest performance index rating among winning players. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas' Kyle Kuric and two faces from Lietkabelis Panevezys, Ksistof Lavrinovic and Zygimantas Skucas, racked up a 25 each to become MVP's in Round 2. Kuric earned his second straight accolade of the season, since he was also Round 1 MVP, as he led his team to a valuable road win at Nizhny Novgorod thanks to 20 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals off the bench for an impressive start to the season. Read more here.





October 18, 2016 - Round 2

Round 2 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season gets underway on Tuesday with a battle between former a semifinalist, Nizhny Novgorod, and a former finalist, visiting Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, then upgrades to former champions when Amar'e Stoudamire and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem visit three-time EuroCup winner Valencia Basket among seven Wednesday games.

Here is the schedule for Round 2:

GROUP A

Nizhny Novgorod vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas 80-106
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Lietkabelis Panevezys 76-80

GROUP B

Dominion Bilbao Basket vs. ALBA Berlin 77-85
Montakit Fuenlabrada vs. Khimki Moscow Region 89-85

GROUP C

Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Unicaja Malaga 62-86
FC Bayern Munich vs. UCAM Murcia 92-84

GROUP D

Valencia Basket vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 77-81
ratiopharm Ulm vs. Union Olimpija Ljubljana 87-82






October 13, 2016 - Round 1 MVP: Kyle Kuric, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas

kyle kuricA new era started in the 7DAYS EuroCup with the opening week of the 2016-17 season, and when the dust settled after eight games, a local hero emerged as Round 1 MVP. After missing practically the whole 2015-16 season due to a tumor, fan-favorite Kyle Kuric of Herbalife Gran Canaria came back to EuroCup competition in style with a performance index rating of 25 that led his team to the first win of the season and earned him weekly MVP honors in the process. Kuric led the way with 25 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 1 assists to become the main pillar of his team's victory against Cedevita Zagreb. Kuric was the winning player with the highest performance index rating, but three players - all of them on losing sides - had a higher mark, all of them led by FC Bayern Munich's Devin Booker, with a 38 rating. Read more here.





October 11, 2016 - Round 1

A new 7DAYS EuroCup season is upon us! Five former competition champions and three past runner-ups start a new season with high ambitions. A full slate of games on Wednesday features a clash of two of those former champs going against each other in Group B and two other former champs looking for wins that would extend their respective historic winning streaks.

Here is the schedule for Round 1:

GROUP A

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas vs. Cedevita Zagreb 101-76
Lietkabelis Panevezys vs. MZT Skopje Aerodrom 90-89

GROUP B

ALBA Berlin vs. Montakit Fuenlabrada 88-81
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 76-71

GROUP C

UCAM Murcia vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 86-77
Zenit St Petersburg vs. FC Bayern Munich 80-77

GROUP D

Union Olimpija Ljubljana vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 64-72
Valencia Basket vs. ratiopharm Ulm 95-58





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