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December 23, 2013 - MVP for December: Stratos Perperoglou of Olympiacos Piraeus

stratos perperoglouIn basketball, a winner is ultimately defined not by individual statistics, but by team success. Since 2005, only one player has won three titles in his first six Euroleague seasons, becoming just the second person this century to do so. That player, Stratos Perperoglou of Olympiacos Piraeus, is Euroleague Basketball's choice as bwin MVP for December after three of the biggest games in his career helped push the Reds to a 10-0 regular season finish. After debuting in 2008, Perperoglou won two Euroleague titles with Panathinaikos, in 2009 and 2011, and with Olympiacos last year, making his the second-fastest march to three trophies this century, behind only Sarunas Jasikevicius. At age 29, Perperoglou is also the youngest active player with three titles. Read more here.





December 21, 2013 - Regular season Round 10 bwin MVP: Boban Marjanovic, Crvena Zvezda Telekom

boban marjanovicThe Turkish Airlines Euroleague's tallest player – 2.21 meter center Boban Marjanovic of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade - made his last game in the competition this season one to remember on Friday. In his team's 75-99 road win over Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, Marjanovic claimed the bwin MVP title for Round 10. In less than 18 minutes on the floor, the center was simply unstoppable. He tallied 25 points on 11-of-13 for two-point shooting and was 3 of 4 from the free throw line. He also pulled down 11 rebounds, dished 3 assists, and blocked a shot, adding up to a performance index rating of 33. It was one of the best per-minute Euroleague performances ever, and Marjanovic’s career-high. Read more here.





December 20, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 10

Strasbourg 76 - 67 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

tim abromaitisStrasbourg left the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague in style by topping EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 76-67 at home in Group B on Friday. Strasbourg registered its third consecutive home win and finished the regular season with a 3-7 record, which was not enough to reach the Top 16. Strasbourg will instead join the Eurocup Last 32. Milan placed second in Group B with a 5-5 record. Tim Abromaitis paced the winners with 23 points. Romain Duport added 14 on 6-of-6 two-point shooting and 9 rebounds, Paul Lacombe scored 13 points while Louis Campbell got 11 for Strasbourg. Curtis Jerrells had 17 points for Milan. Abromaitis tallied 12 first-quarter points to give Strasbourg a 22-15 lead after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Bayern Munich 88 - 68 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul

nihad djedovicBayern Munich snapped a five-game losing streak by routing Galatasaray Liv Hospital 88-68 at Audi Dome. Nihad Djedovic led a well-balanced scoring effort with 15 points for the winners, who pulled away early and were never in serious trouble after the first quarter. Munich, which had already secured fourth place in Group C before the game, improved to 4-6. Galatasaray, which was locked into second place in the group, dropped to 6-4. The teams will meet twice more this season in Group F of the Top 16. Bryce Taylor added 13 points on 3-of-3 three-point shooting, Robin Benzing scored 10 and John Bryant tallied 8 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the victors. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 75 - 99 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade


boban marjanovicCrvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade finished its 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season in style by thrashing Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 75-99 in the Lithuanian capital on Friday. Zvezda finished fifth in Group D with a 4-6 record while Rytas was sixth at 1-9. Both teams were eliminated before the game and will carry on playing European competitions this season in the Eurocup Last 32. Boban Marjanovic paced the winners with 25 points on 11-of-13 two-point shooting and 11 rebounds in less than 18 minutes. DeMarcus Nelson added 12 points, Blake Schilb scored 11, while Rasko Katic and Jaka Blazic each had 10 for Zvezda. Juan Palacios led Rytas with 26 points. Martynas Gecevicius added 16 while Zab Dowdell had 10 for the hosts. Read more here.


December 19, 2013

FC Barcelona 96 - 77 Budivelnik Kiev

maciej lampeA fast-paced game saw host FC Barcelona take a 96-77 home win over Budivelnik Kiev in the closing game of the Tuskih Airlines Euroleague regular season on Thursday night. In the first half, Barca dominated and managed to run in offense combined with good accuracy from the arc, but DaJuan Summers and Ricky Minards combined efforts to put Budivelnik at 7 points, 73-66, starting the last quarter. It was then when Maciej Lampe and Marcelinho Huertas appeared to put the win in ice for Barcelona. Lampe led the winners with 16 points, Ante Tomic added 15, Bostjan Nachbar posted 13 and three players ended with 10 points apiece: Huertas, Joey Dorsey and Erazem Lorbek. Read more here.

Stelmet Zielona Gora 80 - 91 Olympiacos Piraeus

matt lojeskiReigning champion Olympiacos Piraeus completed a perfect regular season by leading from start to finish in downing Stelmet Zielona Gora 80-91 on Thursday. It was the 13th consecutive Euroleague win for Olympiacos, dating back to the last season, and the one that capped a 10-0 regular season in Group C. Zielona Gora finished its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut campaign with 2-8 record and last place in the group, and moves on to play in Group O of the Eurocup Last 32. Stratos Perperoglou scored 12 points in a key second quarter for the visitors to pull away to a double-digit margin, and Vassilis Spanoulis extended it to 47-62 midway through the third quarter. Read more here.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul 61 - 86 Real Madrid


sergio rodriguezReal Madrid finished the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season undefeated by thrashing Anadolu Efes Istanbul 61-86 in Group B on the road on Thursday. Madrid finished first in Group B with a 10-0 record. Efes ended the stage with a 4-6 record and waiting for the result of the Brose Basktes vs. Zalgiris game to know if it had advanced to the Top 16. Sergio Rodriguez paced the winners with 24 points on 6-of-6 three-point shooting and 5 assists. Nikola Mirotic added 17 points, Sergio Llull and Felipe Reyes each scored 13 while Rudy Fernandez got 10 for Madrid. Reyes added 10 rebounds for a double-double. Dusko Savanovic led Efes with 20 points. Read more here.





December 19, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 10: looking for five survivors!

The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season comes to an end this week. The four best-ranked teams in each group will advance to the Top 16 and the other two will proceed to the Eurocup Last 32. There are five open Top 16 spots being targeted by eight teams, while most of the nine that have already advanced are fighting for better position. When the dust settles, both Top 16 groups will be determined. Eight games will open the action on a busy Thursday, to be followed by four more on Friday. Don't miss it! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 10:

GROUP A

Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. CSKA Moscow 62-73 - Stats
FC Barcelona vs. Budivelnik Kiev 96-77 - Stats

JSF Nanterre vs. Fenerbahce Ulker 76-95 - Stats

GROUP B

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Real Madrid 61-86 - Stats

Brose Baskets vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 80-84 - Stats
Strasbourg VS. EA7 Emporio Armani 76-67 - Stats

GROUP C

Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 80-91 - Stats

Montepaschi Siena vs. Unicaja Malaga 62-64 - Stats
FC Bayern Munich vs. Galatasaray Liv Hospital 88-68 - Stats

GROUP D

Panathinaikos Athens vs. Maccabi Electra 55-68 - Stats

Lietuvos Rytas vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 75-99 - Stats
Laboral Kutxa vs. Lokomotiv Kuban 84-71 - Stats





December 14, 2013 - Regular season Round 9 bwin MVP: Darjus Lavrinovic, Budivelnik Kiev

darjus lavrinovicIn the last home game of the first Turkish Airlines Euroleague season in Ukraine, Darjus Lavrinovic gave Budivelnik Kiev fans a performance to remember as he ran away with the bwin MVP honor for Regular Season Round 9. The 34-year-old former All-Euroleague center was unstoppable as Budivelnik outgunned visiting JSF Nanterre 97-87 on Friday. Lavrinovic matched the highest scoring of any Euroleague player this season, 29 points, by making 5 of 5 two-point shots, 4 of 5 from long distance and all 7 of his free throws. He also pulled down 10 rebounds, dished out 4 assists, blocked 3 shots, while amassing a performance index rating of 44. Read more here.





December 13, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 9

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 76 - 57 Stelmet Zielona Gora

zoran ercegGalatasaray Liv Hospital clinched second place in Group C with a 76-57 rout of Stelmet Zielona Gora on Friday at Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul. The Turkish champs improved to 6-3 with the victory. The result also dropped Zielona Gora to 2-7 and eliminated the club from Top 16 contention. The Polish champs will continue their European campaign in the Last 32 stage of the Eurocup. Galatasaray’s three big men did most of the damage for the hosts, who built a double-digit lead in the second quarter and cruised the rest of the way. Zoran Erceg led all scorers with 19 points, Milan Macvan added 18 and Furkan Aldemir tallied 11 points and 16 rebounds for the winners. Read more here.

Budivelnik Kiev 97 - 87 JSF Nanterre

darjus lavrinovicBudivelnik Kiev pleased its fans with one last home win in the team’s last Turkish Airlines Euroleague game this season by beating JSF Nanterre 97-87 on Friday. Budivelnik improved to 2-7 but was mathematically out of the Top 16 race due to its tie-break disadvantage in a potential three-way tie with Nanterre and Partizan NIS Belgrade, which was the only potential scenario in which the Ukrainian champs could have qualified. Accordingly, Budivelnik will continue its European campaign in the Eurocup Last 32. Nanterre dropped to 3-6 and needs to beat Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul and hope for CSKA Moscow to beat Partizan next week in order to reach the next stage. Darjus Lavrinovic paced the winners with 29 points. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 63 - 82 Panathinaikos Athens


roko ukicPanathinaikos Athens breezed past Lokomotiv Kuban 63-82 on Friday in Krasnodar, Russia, to breathe new life into the race for second place in Group D. The outcome knocked Lokomotiv out of contention for first place, which Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv clinched as a result of Lokomotiv’s loss. Panathinaikos improved to 5-4 – one win fewer than Lokomotiv – with second through fourth place in the group to be decided after next week’s games. A 2-20 run to finish the second quarter put Panathinaikos in total control, 30-46 at halftime, and the visitors – who made 14 of 23 three-pointers on the night – never looked back. Antonis Fotsis and Roko Ukic led six scorers in double figures for the Greens with 17 points apiece. Ramel Curry added 13 points, Read more here.


December 12, 2013

Olympiacos Piraeus 78 - 73 Montepaschi Siena

matt lojeskiDefending champion Olympiacos Piraeus rallied from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to remain undefeated after beating Montepaschi Siena 78-73 at Peace and Friendship Stadium. The Italian champs, despite missing star guard Daniel Hackett, led for most of the night, but the Reds outscored Siena 12-1 over the final two-and-half minutes to score a tough victory. Olympiacos, which had already clinched first place in Group C, improved to 9-0 by winning their 12th straight game dating back to last season. Montepaschi dropped to 3-6 and saw its Top 16 chances suffer a blow. Stratos Perperoglou paced Olympiacos with 18 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting, while Vassilis Spanoulis added 16 points and Matt Lojeski 10 – including 2 free throws with 11 seconds remaining to ice the win. Read more here.

Zalgiris Kaunas 65 - 63 Anadolu Efes Istanbul


justin dentmonZalgiris Kaunas significantly boosted its Top 16 chances with a 65-63 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday at Zalgiris Arena. The teams are now even in the Group B standings at 4-5, though Efes holds a tiebreak advantage due to its 11-point victory when the teams met in Istanbul earlier this season. Zalgiris took its biggest lead, 12 points, in the first minute of the fourth quarter, but then proceeded to score just 1 point the rest of the way. Zalgiris scored 10 straight points to set up an exciting finish, however neither team converted on their opportunities down the stretch and Zalgiris survived with the victory. Justin Dentmon paced the winners with 23 points on 6-of-11 three-point shooting. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow 79 - 65 FC Barcelona

sonny weemsIn a battle of Turkish Airlines Euroleague heavyweights, CSKA Moscow improved to 6-3 in Group A by downing FC Barcelona 79-65 at home on Thursday. CSKA and Barcelona are now tied for second place in the group. CSKA would have the tie-break advantage in the teams remain knotted at the end of the regular season, because it lost by fewer points, 9,when the teams met last month in Barcelona. Sonny Weems paced the winners with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Nenad Krstic added 12 points and Andrey Vorontsevich had 10 for CSKA. Brad Oleson led Barcelona with 14 points in his first-ever Euroleague game with the club. Juan Carlos Navarro scored 12, while Ante Tomic posted 10 points plus 10 rebounds for the guests, who led 20-21 after 10 minutes. Read more here.





December 12, 2013 - Regular season, Round 9: the heat is on!

The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season reaches Round 9 with 10 teams already holding their tickets to the Top 16 - which means that just six spots are available to be won from three regular season groups. Several other teams will have a chance to qualify this week and some others will run out of chances, although their future will involve a new challenge - the Eurocup Last 32. All qualified teams except Real Madrid and Olympiacos Piraeus - who have already clinched first place in their groups - will be fighting now for better position, too. Seven games will be played on Thursday and five more on Friday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 9:

GROUP A

CSKA Moscow vs. FC Barcelona 79-65 - Stats
Fenerbahce Ulker vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 77-79 - Stats

Budivelnik Kiev vs. JSF Nanterre 97-87 - Stats

GROUP B

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 65-63 - Stats

EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Brose Baskets 74-73 - Stats
Real Madrid vs. Strasbourg 79-66 - Stats

GROUP C

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Montepaschi Siena 78-73 - Stats

Unicaja Malaga vs. FC Bayern Munich 77-72 - Stats
Galatasaray Liv Hospital vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 76-57 - Stats

GROUP D

Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Laboral Kutxa 81-65 - Stats

Maccabi Electra vs. Lietuvos Rytas 78-71 - Stats
Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Panathinaikos Athens 63-82 - Stats





December 7, 2013 - Regular season Round 8 bwin MVP: Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus

vassilis spanoulisThe Euroleague's highest-scoring non-overtime game in nine years also produced a very special bwin MVP for Regular Season Round 8: Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus. The two-time defending champion remained unbeaten by outlasting host Bayern Munich 103-105 in a thriller Thursday, as the reigning Euroleague MVP Spanoulis scored a season-high 24 points. He shot 4 of 5 for two points, 4 of 7 from behind the arc, and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. Spanoulis also dished 7 assists, grabbed 2 rebounds and drew 5 fouls for a performance index rating 29, the highest among players on winning teams in Round 8. The top index rating of the week comes from the same game, as Malcolm Delaney of FC Bayern Munich amassed 32. Read more here.





December 6, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 8

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 79 - 63 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

lamont hamiltonLaboral Kutxa Vitoria rallied in the second half behind its defense and two big runs to defeat Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 79-63 and clinch a Top 16 berth on Friday night. Laboral’s third consecutive win brings the team’s record to 5-3 for sole possession of third place in Group D. Rytas dropped to 1-7 and has been mathematically eliminated from the Top 16 race. Rytas finished the second quarter with a 2-14 spurt to take a 30-38 halftime lead, but the hosts started the second half with a 15-2 run and never trailed again. Laboral pulled away with a 14-0 spurt that bridged the third and fourth quarters for a 63-49 lead. Read more here.

JSF Nanterre 78 - 82 FC Barcelona

juan carlos navarroFC Barcelona took revenge for its only home loss this season by holding back hard-charging JSF Nanterre to prevail 78-82 in Paris on Friday for its fifth consecutive victory. Barcelona is now 6-2 and alone in second place of Group A, one victory behind leader Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. Nanterre fell to 3-5, but still occupies fourth place, the last that comes with a Top 16 qualification, with two games remaining in the regular season. Nanterre tried to repeat its earlier upset of Barcelona by making an 11-2 run with under 2:30 to play to get within 78-80 with possesion and 28 seconds left. After a timeout, David Lighty drove to basket trying to tie, but missed, leaving the victory the Barcelona. Read more here.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul 78 - 89 Brose Baskets Bamberg

jamar smithBrose Baskets Bamberg rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Anadolu Efes 78-89 Friday at Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul. Novica Velickovic and Anton Gavel fueled a 4-23 fourth-quarter run that put Bamberg ahead for good. Gavel scored the go-ahead three with just under four minutes to go as the Bamberg defense held Efes to a single basket over a five-minute stretch of play. The result – Bamberg’s second win of the season over Efes – sends Coach Chris Felming’s squad into a tie for fourth place in Group B with a 3-5 record. Efes is tied for second at 4-4. Jamar Smith made 4 of 5 threes en route to 18 points for the winners. Anton Gavel and D’Or Fischer each netted 13; the latter also rejected 4 shots. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow 74 - 78 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul


bojan bogdanovicFenerbahce Ulker tightened its grip on first place in Group A with a 74-78 come-from-behind victory over CSKA Moscow at Universal Sports Hall in the Russian capital on Friday. The visitors trailed by 6 early in the fourth quarter, but got big threes from Linas Kleiza and Bojan Bogdanovic to pull away for the big win. Fener improved to 7-1 in Group A, while dropping CSKA to 5-3. Both teams had previously secured Top 16 berths. Bogdanovic scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Fenerbahce – including 2 free throws with 7.1 seconds left to seal the win. Kleiza added 13 points on 3-of-4 three-point shooting, Nemanja Bjelica scored 10 and Emir Preldzic contributed team highs of 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Read more here.


December 5, 2013

FC Bayern Munich 103 - 105 Olympiacos Piraeus

vassilis spanoulisOlympiacos Piraeus edged host FC Bayern Munich 103-105 in the Game of the Week. Stratos Perperoglou had a career-high 25 points of the bench and MVP Vassilis Spanoulis netted 24 points and dished 7 assists as the Reds remained unbeaten in Group C. Bryant Dunston added 13 points and 7 rebounds and Kostas Sloukas scored 11 for the winners. Olympiacos needed every one of those points in a dramatic contest that wasn’t decided until Heiko Schaffartzik’s attempted three at the buzzer went off the front of the rim and out. The loss dropped Munich to 3-5 and a three-way tie for third place in the group. Read more here.

Strasbourg 77 - 76 Zalgiris Kaunas

ricardo greerStrasbourg registered its second win in Group B by edging Zalgiris Kaunas 77-76 on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Louis Campbell. Strasbourg improved to 2-6 in Group A and Zalgiris dropped to 3-5. Ricardo Greer paced the winners with 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Campbell added 15 points, Romain Duport scored 12 while Alexis Ajinca added 10 for Strasbourg. Justin Dentmon led Zalgiris with 18 points. Arturas Milaknis added 16 and Ksistof Lavrinovic scored 10 for the guests. Dentmon struck twice from downtown in a 0-10 fourth-quarter run that gave Zalgiris a 58-64 run, but Greer and Ajinca put Strasbourg back ahead, 74-72. Read more here.

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 75 - 73 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

sofoklis schortsanitisAfter losing all of its 12-point fourth quarter lead and more, a late, great escape saw Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv hold onto a 75-73 home win against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to reach the Top 16 and take over first place in Group D at the same time. Both teams have the same 6-2 record, but Maccabi now leads the group by virtue of having beaten Lokomotiv twice. Both teams played without stars as All-Euroleague center Shawn James was out again with injury for Maccabi, while Derrick Brown, the bwin MVP for November, was a last-minute scratch due to sickness for Lokomotiv. The game went back and forth with Maccabi leading by 12 points, 65-53, on the first shot of the fourth quarter. Read more here.

Montepaschi Siena 60 - 59 Stelmet Zielona Gora

erick greenIn a thriller that went down to the final second, Montepaschi Siena improved to 3-5 in difficult Group C and improved its chances to make it to the Top 16 by downing Stelmet Zielona Gora 60-59 in Florence, Italy, on Thursday. Montepaschi grabbed its third win in four games and dropped Zielona Gora to 2-6. Erick Green paced the winners with 13 points. Daniel Hackett added 12 while Josh Carter had 10 for Montepaschi. Just as he did against Unicaja Malaga, Jeff Viggiano became Montepaschi's hero with the game-winning three-point shot with 1.1 seconds left. Vladimir Dragicevic led Zielona Gora with 20 points. Read more here.

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 78 - 70 Unicaja Malaga


carlos arroyoGalatasaray Liv Hospital outlasted Unicaja Malaga 78-70 Thursday at Abdi Ipekci in Istanbul to secure a ticket to the Top 16. The hosts needed Montepaschi to win in the early game to have a chance at advancing this week and that’s exactly what happened. Galatasaray improved to 5-3 in Group C, while distancing itself from Unicaja, which fell to 3-5. The game was close throughout and featured numerous runs. Unicaja led late in the third quarter and entered the fourth quarter down 2, but the hosts took charge and held on behind some big baskets from Ender Arslan and Furkan Aldemir. Read more here.





December 5, 2013 - Regular season, Round 8: a chance for more qualifiers!

The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season reaches Round 8 with six teams - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, FC Barcelona and CSKA Moscow in Group A, Real Madrid in Group B, Olympiacos Pireaus in Group C and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in Group D - holding their tickets to the Top 16. Several other teams will have a chance to qualify this week and some others could run out of luck. Seven games will be played on Thursday and five more on Friday in what could be the most decisive week yet of the season! Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 8:

GROUP A

Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Budivelnik Kiev 76-61 - Stats
CSKA Moscow vs. Fenerbahce Ulker 74-78 - Stats

JSF Nanterre vs. FC Barcelona 78-82 - Stats

GROUP B

EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Real Madrid 71-78 - Stats

Strasbourg vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 77-76 - Stats
Anadolu Efes vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 78-89 - Stats

GROUP C

Montepaschi Siena vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 60-59 - Stats

Galatasaray Liv Hospital vs. Unicaja Malaga 78-70 - Stats
FC Bayern Munich vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 103-105 - Stats

GROUP D

Maccabi Electra vs. Lokomotiv Kuban 75-73 - Stats

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria vs. Lietuvos Rytas 79-63 - Stats
Panathinaikos Athens vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 69-63 - Stats





December 2, 2013 - MVP for November: Derrick Brown, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

derrick brownNo one would have guessed that Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar was a Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer during four consecutive victories last month that earned the Russian team early entry into the Top 16. Lokomotiv won big and won dramatically, won at home and won away, but relied all month on one basic ingredient: star-quality numbers from forward Derrick Brown, Euroleague Basketball's choice as bwin MVP for November. From a pair of heart-stopping victories to start November to the Euroleague's biggest road win this season to end it, Lokomotiv was able to count on Brown, also playing his first season in the competition, as Mr. Consistency. Read more here.





November 30, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 7 bwin MVP: Bostjan Nachbar, FC Barcelona

bostjan nachbarAs a seasoned Turkish Airlines Euroleague veteran, Bostjan Nachbar knows exactly when it's time to step up. By doing so at the perfect moment on Friday, he led FC Barcelona into the Top 16 and walked off as the bwin MVP for Regular Season Round 7. In his first start this season with his new team, Nachbar had a performance index rating of 31, which was the most among all players on winning teams this week. Nachbar poured in a game-high 23 points, hitting 4 of 6 two-point shots, 3 of 5 behind the arc, and 6 of 7 from the free throw line. He also led Barcelona with career-high 9 rebounds, in addition to 1 assist, 1 block and 7 drawn fouls, helping Barcelona end Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul's undefeated season with a 94-81 home win. Read more here.





November 29, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 7

Montepaschi Siena 71 - 62 FC Bayern Munich

daniel hackettMontepaschi Siena remained in the running for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 with a 71-62 victory at home over Bayern Munich on Friday. Siena used a 13-1 run late in the second quarter to take control and never let Munich regain the lead. Daniel Hackett collected 15 points, 10 assists 4 rebounds and drew 11 fouls for the Italian champs. Montepaschi improved to 2-5 in Group C. Spencer Nelson finally returned to the team and had 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals while Erick Green chipped in 10 points for the winners. Bayern suffered its fourth loss in the last five games to fall to 3-4. Read more here.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88 - 65 Strasbourg

scotty hopsonAnadolu Efes Istanbul thrashed Strasbourg 88-65 at home on Friday to improve to 4-3 in competitive Group B. Efes will make it to the Top 16 if it beats Brose Baskets Bamberg next week. Meanwhile, Strasbourg dropped to 1-6 and has slim chances to advance to the next round. Scotty Hopson paced the winners with 23 points on 6-of-6 two-point shooting and 3-of-5 from downtown. Jamon Gordon added 18 points, 7 assists and 5 steals, while Semih Erden and Kostas Vasileadis each scored 12 points for Efes. Erden added 9 rebounds for the hosts. Alexis Ajinca led Strasbourg with 21 points. Tim Abromaitis had 12 for the guests. Read more here.

Zalgiris Kaunas 73 - 71 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

justin dentmonJustin Dentmon scored the game-winner with 3.9 seconds remaining as Zalgiris Kaunas held off EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 73-71 at Zalgiris Arena on Friday night. The win improved Zalgiris to 3-4 in Group B, while Milan dropped to 4-3, but held the potential head-to-head tiebreaker because of its 7-point win in their Round 2 game. Zalgiris built a 15-point lead in the second quarter, but Milan rallied in the fourth quarter and got the first tie of the second half, 71-71 with 26 seconds to go. But Dentmon banked in a clutch shot and Vytenas Lipkevicius stole the ensuing inbound pass to seal thecrucial win for the Lithuanian champions. Read more here.

Budivelnik Kiev 74 - 82 CSKA Moscow


kyle hinesCSKA Moscow dominated late and claimed a 74-82 road win at Budivelnik Kiev, which also secured a Top 16 berth for the winners. CSKA won its third straight game to improve to 5-2, while Budivelnik lost its fourth straight and fell to 1-6. Kyle Hines scored 10 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter and Milos Teodosic scored 8 of his 10 points in the final six minutes as CSKA rallied past the home team, which used hot outside shooting to grab a 59-58 lead at the end of the third quarter. However Hines fueled a 0-8 spurt and after Blake Ahearn led Budivelnik back within 1, the Teodosic/Hines duo created a 2-12 push to ice the game. Read more here.


November 28, 2013

JSF Nanterre 62 - 61 Partizan NIS Belgrade

trent meachamJSF Nanterre took a critical step towards reaching the Top 16 in Group A by edging Partizan NIS Belgrade 62-61 at home on Thursday. Nanterre improved to 3-4 to stay in fourth place while Partizan dropped to 1-6. Trent Meacham led the winners with 14 pointsm including the go-ahead free throws with 5.9 seconds to go. David Lighty and Will Daniels each added 11 for Nanterre. Dragan Milosavljevic led Partizan with 16 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Tarence Kinsey each added 12 for the guests, which downed 11-of-21 three-point shots tonight. A put-back layup by Dejan Musli gave Partizan a 17-19 lead after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Olympiacos Piraeus 72 - 54 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul

bryant dunstonReigning Turkish Airlines Champion Olympiacos Piraeus remained unbeaten, downing Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 72-54 for its seventh win in as many games. Olympiacos had already claimed a place in the Top 16, but now all but secured the first place in Group C. Galatasaray dropped to 4-3 and will hold at least a share of second place at the end of Round 7. The hosts never trailed, pulling away for good late in the second quarter. The Reds had 35-24 advantage at halftime and used an 11-2 run in the third to extend it to 51-31 and cruise the rest of the way. Bryant Dunston paced the winners with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks. Vassilis Spanoulis netted 12 points. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 53 - 84 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

derrick brownLokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar became the first team from Group D to qualify for the Top 16, after thrashing Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 53-84 in Siemens Arena on Thursday. Lokomotiv improved to 6-1 and remained in sole possession of first place in Group D, while Rytas dropped to 1-6. The visitors took control of the game with a 4-23 charge in the second quarter, helping them to 31-39 halftime lead. After the break, Lokomotiv continued its dominance, pulling away to 40-61 before cruising to victory in the fourth quarter. Derrick Brown had 20 points plus 8 rebounds for Lokomotiv, which played without Krunoslav Simon and Sergey Bykov. Read more here.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 76 - 78 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

sofoklis schortsanitisMaccabi Electra Tel Aviv survived Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade’s fervent comeback to pick up a 76-78 road win at Hala Pionir on Thursday. After the hosts rallied from an 18-point deficit to tie the game at 76-76 on Blake Schilb free throws, David Blu made 2 free throws and secured a key rebound all in the final 12 seconds to secure the win for Maccabi, which improved to 5-2 for second place in Group D. The loss – Zvezda’s third by 4 points or less at home this season – dropped the team to 2-5. With All-Euroleague center Shawn James out for the visitors, Sofoklos Schortsanitis rose to the occasion with 22 points in 17 minutes for Maccabi. Read more here.

Stelmet Zielona Gora 67 - 84 Unicaja Malaga


zoran dragicUnicaja Malaga controlled the second half to earn a 67-84 road win at Stelmet Zielona Gora on Thursday evening. Zoran Dragic produced 21 points and 7 rebounds and Nik Caner-Medley tallied 18 points, 4 steals and 3 blocks for Unicaja, which improved to 3-4 in Group C after taking its first road win of the season. The result dropped Zielona Gora to 2-5 and put the Polish champs especially behind the eight ball with two of those losses coming against Unicaja. Unicaja lead by as many as 14 before the hosts rallied late in the first half and went ahead 40-39 on a Przemyslaw Zamojski three to start the third quarter. However that lead was short lasted as Unicaja scored the next 9 points and never looked back. Read more here.





November 28, 2013 - Regular season, Round 7: a chance for more qualifiers!

As the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season reaches Round 7, three teams - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Group A, Real Madrid in Group B and defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus in Group C - have already sealed their tickets to the Top 16. Four other teams have a chance to do the same this week: FC Barcelona and CSKA Moscow in Group A, EA7 Emporio Armani Milano in Group B and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in Group D. Six games will be played on Thursday and six more on Friday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 7:

GROUP A

JSF Nanterre vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 62-61 - Stats
Budivelnik Kiev vs. CSKA Moscow 74-82 - Stats

FC Barcelona vs. Fenerbahce Ulker 94-81 - Stats

GROUP B

Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. Real Madrid 69-89 - Stats

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 73-71 - Stats
Anadolu Efes vs. Strasbourg 88-65 - Stats

GROUP C

Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Unicaja Malaga 67-84 - Stats

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Galatasaray Liv Hospital 72-54 - Stats
Montepaschi Siena vs. FC Bayern Munich 71-62 - Stats

GROUP D

Lietuvos Rytas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban 53-84 - Stats

Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Maccabi Electra 76-78 - Stats
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria vs. Panathinaikos Athens 79-77 - Stats





November 23, 2013 - Regular season Round 6 bwin MVP: Vladimir Dragicevic, Stelmet Zielona Gora

vladimir dragicevicHe already was one of the hottest players in his first ever Euroleague campaign. On Thursday Vladimir Dragicevic had his best game of the season, making history both from an individual and team perspective. Dragicevic starred at both ends of the floor in leading Polish champion Stelmet Zielona Gora to its first ever Euroleague road win and his effort resulted in bwin MVP honors for Regular Season Round 6. Zielona Gora defeated Bayern Munich 71-78 as Dragicevic collected 19 points, while shooting 7 of 11 for two points, and grabbed 11 rebounds. He also had 2 steals, 2 blocks, 1 assist and drew 6 fouls in amassing a performance index rating of 32, which was the best of the week, establishing him as one of the breakout performers of the season. Read more here.





November 22, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 6

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 77 - 73 Anadolu Efes Istanbul

keith langfordEA7 Emporio Armani Milan stormed back from a 14-point deficit to beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul 77-73 to take over second place in Group B of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Milan used a 17-0 run spanning the third and fourth quarters to improve to 4-2 in the group. Keith Langford scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter for Milan, which scored the first 14 points of the fourth quarter, while Alessandro Gentile added 18 points and Samardo Samuels chipped in 12 points. Efes dropped to 3-3 in the group. Dusko Savanovic scored 14 points and Semih Erden collected 11 points and 12 rebounds in defeat. Read more here.

Strasbourg 83 - 72 Brose Baskets Bamberg

ricardo greerStrasbourg registered its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague win since 2005 by downing Brose Baskets Bamberg 83-72 in Group B on Friday. Strasbourg improved to 1-5, while Bamberg ties with Zalgiris Kaunas for fourth place, each with a 2-4 record. Ricardo Greer paced the winners with 21 points. Alexis Ajinca added 16, Jeremy Leloup had 12 and Tim Abromaitis 11, while Louis Campbell dished 8 assists for Strasbourg. Zach Wright had 13 points for Bamberg while Jamar Smith added 10. A three-pointer by Greer gave Strasbourg a 17-14 lead after 10 minutes. A 0-8 run that Karsten Tadda capped with a fast break layup gave Bamberg a 25-28 margin midway through the second quarter. Read more here.

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 84 - 68 Budivelnik Kiev

bojan bogdanovicFenerbahce Ulker Istanbul led from start to finish in beating visiting Budivelnik Kiev 84-68 to remain unbeaten and become the first club to advance to the Top 16 this season. Fenerbahce improved to 6-0 atop of Group A, while Budivelnik remained in a share of fifth place with a 1-5 record. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points in less than 23 minutes to pace the winners, who pulled away late in the second quarter with a 14-0 run for a 52-35 halftime lead. The margin was never in question in the second half. Luka Zoric scored 15 points while Gasper Vidmar collected 12 points plus 8 rebounds in victory. For the visitors, Dainius Salenga made 4 of 5 threes and finished with 16 points. Read more here.

Unicaja Malaga 74 - 82 Olympiacos Piraeus

vassilis spanoulisReigning Euroleague MVP Vassilis Spanoulis made 4 fourth-quarter three-pointers – including three in a row in a 0-13 run – as Olympiacos Piraeus came back from 11 down to beat Unicaja Malaga 74-82 at Martin Carpena Arena and in the process clinched a Top 16 berth. Spanoulis was at his best late in leading the Reds to their ninth consecutive victory dating back to last season. He finished with 21 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting plus 4 assists – the second of which put him in fifth place on the Euroleague’s career assists list. He passed former CSKA Moscow great J.R. Holden for that honor. Matt Lojeski added 19 points, while Brant Dunston scored 13 and blocked 3 shots for the victors. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 79 - 72 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade


derrick brownLokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar used a 15-2 fourth-quarter run to take control en route to a 79-72 home win over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade on Friday. The win – Lokomotiv’s third in a row – lifted Coach Evgeny Pashutin’s team into sole possession of first place in Group D with a 5-1 record. Meanwhile Zvezda slipped to 2-4 with the loss. Derrick Brown paced the winners with 16 points, Marcus Williams tallied 13 points and 8 assists, Richard Hendrix also scored 13 and Krunoslav Simon netted 10. Marko Simonovic made 4 of 5 threes off the bench for 12 points for the visitors, Blake Schilb added 11 points and 6 assists and Charles Jenkins finished with 10 points in defeat. Read more here.


November 21, 2013

Partizan NIS Belgrade 64 - 82 FC Barcelona

alejandro abrinesFC Barcelona Regal overcame a slow start, and with big second and third quarters pulled away to beat Partizan NIS Belgrade 64-82 in Hala Pionir on Thursday night. It was the third consecutive win for Barcelona, which improved to 4-2 and a share of the second place in Group A, while Partizan dropped to 1-5 and fifth place. The hosts had an early 14-6 advantage, but led by Alex Abrines, Barcelona rallied and took control midway through the second quarter. After leading 32-38 at halftime, the visitors started the third quarter with a 2-14 run and never looked back. Abrines finished with 19 points, and Jacob Pullen had 13 for Barcelona. Read more here.

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 54 - 52 Montepaschi Siena

pops mensah bonsuIn a tough defensive battle, Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul bested Montepaschi Siena 54-52 at home on Thursday. Pops Mensah-Bonsu paced the winners with 16 points and 16 rebounds. He had 10 points and 7 rebounds in the fourth quarter to lead Galatasaray to victory. Sinan Guler added 12 points for Galatasaray, which improved to 4-2 in Group C. Daniel Hackett led Montepaschi with 16 points. An outstanding Benjamin Ortner allowed Montepaschi to tie the game, 11-11, after 10 minutes. A huge dunk by Mensah-Bonsu and a buzzer-beating layup by Ender Arslan tied it again, 22-22, in one of the lowest scoring first halves in Turkish Airlines Euroleague history. Read more here.

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 65 - 70 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

tibor pleissLaboral Kutxa Vitoria improved to 3-3 in Group D and sent a message that echoed all around the Turkish Airlines Euroleague by topping Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 65-70 on the road on Thursday. Tibor Pleiss paced the winners with 16 points. David Jelinek added 14, Milko Bjelica tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds and Lamont Hamilton added 10 points for Vitoria. Shawn James led Maccabi with 16 points on 8-of-9 two-point shots and 4 blocks. David Blu added 12 points while Ricky Hickman had 11 for the hosts, who dropped to 4-2 and have only lost against Vitoria in this Euroleague season. Read more here.

Panathinaikos Athens 80 - 72 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

james gistJames Gist scored a career-high 24 points in rallying Panathinaikos back from a 13-point deficit to an 80-72 victory in the club’s first home game at OAKA this season. The Greens scored 16 unanswered points in a run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to take control and never trailed again. Rytas refused to lie down and after falling behind by 10 got within 3 in the closing minute, but Panathinaikos was up to the challenge. The win improved Panathinaikos’s record to 3-3, while Rytas dropped its fifth straight to fall to 1-5 in Group D. Gist also tallied 5 of his team’s 15 steals and 3 blocks too. Jonas Maciulis added 16 points, including the go-ahead slam late in the third-quarter, for the Greens. Read more here.

Bayern Munich 71 - 78 Stelmet Zielona Gora

christian eyengaStelmet Zielona Gora knocked off Bayern Munich 78-71 for the Polish champ’s first ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague road win. A week after a heart-breaking loss at the buzzer to Olympiacos, Zielona Gora used a big third-quarter rally to take charge and held on the rest of the way. The win lifted Gora’s record to 2-4 in Group C, while Munich dropped to 3-3. Vladimir Dragicevic led the way for the winners with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 blocks. Przemyslaw Zamojski scored 14 points and dished 6 assists, Christian Eyenga also scored 14 points and Lukasz Koszarek tallied 13 points and 7 assists. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow 72 - 60 JSF Nanterre


vladimir micovCSKA Moscow registered its ninth straight home win by holding off JSF Nanterre’s late charge for a 72-60 victory. After struggling early, the hosts dominated the second quarter to take control at halftime, added a 12-2 third-quarter run and extended the lead to 21 in the fourth. Deshaun Thomas led a 2-14 fourth-quarter charge for the visitors, but it proved to be too little, too late. The victory bumped CSKA’s record to 4-2 in Group A, ensuring at least a share of second place at the end of Round 6. Nanterre dropped to 2-4. Jeremy Pargo led the CSKA attack with 14 points, Vladimir Micov added 11 and Kyle Hines had 10 points and 4 steals off the bench. Read more here.





November 21, 2013 - Regular season, Round 6: first Top 16 qualifiers?

The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague reaches Round 6 and three teams - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Group A, Real Madrid in Group B and defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus in Group C - have the chance to quality to the Top 16. Fenerbahce Ulker will qualify if it beats Budivelnik Kiev, regardless of other scores. Olympiacos goes through if it beats Unicaja in Malaga. Madrid need to down Zalgiris Kaunas to advance. Six games will be played on Thursday and six more on Friday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 6:

GROUP A

CSKA Moscow vs. JSF Nanterre 72-60 - Stats
Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. FC Barcelona 64-82 - Stats

Fenerbahce Ulker vs. Budivelnik Kiev 84-68 - Stats

GROUP B

Strasbourg vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 83-72 - Stats

EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Anadolu Efes 77-73 - Stats
Real Madrid vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 95-67 - Stats

GROUP C

Galatasaray Liv Hospital vs. Montepaschi Siena 54-52 - Stats

FC Bayern Munich vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 71-78 - Stats
Unicaja Malaga vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 74-82 - Stats

GROUP D

Panathinaikos Athens vs. Lietuvos Rytas 80-72 - Stats

Maccabi Electra vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 65-70 - Stats
Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 79-72 - Stats





November 16, 2013 - Regular season Round 5 bwin MVP: Justin Dentmon, Zalgiris Kaunas

justin dentmonRookies rarely make it to the top of the class so quickly, but in just his fifth Turkish Airlines Euroleague game, Zalgiris Kaunas point guard Justin Dentmon busted out with a stellar performance on Thursday to walk off with bwin MVP honor for regular season Round 5. In a 91-81 decision over visiting Brose Baskets Bamberg, his team’s second victory of the season, Dentmon led Zalgiris with 24 points, while shooting 6 of 6 from downtown, matching the Euroleague's second-best performance this century for three-point accuracy behind only the historic 9-for-9 effort by Dentmon's coach, Saulius Stombergas. Dentmon also made 2 of 4 two-pointers, 2 of 2 from the free throw line, while also dishing 9 assists, the most by any Zalgiris player in a Euroleague game in more than five seasons. Read more here.





November 15, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 5

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 83 - 72 Strasbourg

keith langfordEA7 Emporio Armani Milan picked up its second straight victory for the first time in more than a year by downing Strasbourg 83-72. With the win Milan improved to 3-2 and a tie for second place in Group C, while Strasbourg fell to 0-5 and sits in last place. Keith Langford scored 25 points on 5 of 9 from the three-point line for Milan, which led for most of the night. However, the visitors kept in touch, and closed within 62-60 in the fourth quarter before Langford and David Moss sank important triples as Milan pulled away for victory. Moss scored all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter, and Samardo Samuels added 12. Read more here.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 88 - 77 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

jaka blazicCrvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade notched its second straight victory in Group D by winning at home 88-77 over Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. Jaka Blazic poured in 16 points for the winners, who improved to 2-3. Blake Schilb added 14 points while Rasko Katic, Boban Marjanovic and DeMarcus Nelson all tallied 12 points for Belgrade. Crvena Zvezda made just 2-of-13 three-pointers (15.4 percent), while Vilnius made 11-of-26 (42.3%) from long range. But Belgrade converted 68.2% from two-point range. In the end, Lietuvos Rytas dropped its fourth consecutive game to fall to 1-4 in the group despite Martynas Gecevicius and Renaldas Seibutis both scoring 17 points. Read more here.

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 84 - 74 Bayern Munich

pops mensah bonsuShaking off injuries that have sidelined four of its top players in the last month, Galatasaray Liv Hospital won a battle of pride 84-74 over visiting FC Bayern Munich to close the first half of the regular season. The victory left both teams with 3-2 records, tied for second place in Group C. Galatasaray came out strong and led by as many as 18 points early in the second half, but Lucca Staiger of Bayern buried 2 three-point shots within 11 seconds to make it a 74-70 game with 1:40 left. Carlos Arroyo matched those shots in the final minute, however, letting the spirited Galatasaray fans enjoy a victory at the end of a week in which Erwin Dudley and Jamont Gordon joined both Nate Jawai and Manuchar Markoishvili on the team's long-term injury list. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow 88 - 46 Partizan NIS Belgrade

sonny weemsCSKA Moscow got back to its winning ways by crushing a depleted Partizan NIS Belgrade 88-46 on Friday. The win improved CSKA to 3-2 for a share of the second place in Group A, while Partizan dropped to 1-4 and fifth place. CSKA took control from the beginning and with its aggressive defense that forced 23 turnovers, built a big margin throughout the game. The hosts were up 32-12 midway through the second quarter, held 42-18 at halftime, and in the fourth quarter had as much as an 88-42 advantage. Sonny Weems paced CSKA with 18 points and 8 assists, Vitaly Fridzon netted 16, and Vladimir Micov 15 points in victory. Read more here.

Olympiacos Piraeus 79 - 77 Stelmet Zielona Gora


georgios printezisThe champs remained undefeated, but had to use every second to do so. Vangelos Mantazris’s three-pointer at the buzzer proved to be the fifth – and final – lead change in the closing minute as Olympiacos Piraeus edged Stelmet Zielona Gora 79-77 in an instant classic at Peace and Friendship Stadium. The game seemed to be a historic win for the Polish champs after Christian Eyenga’s basket with 2.4 seconds remaining, but Mantzaris made sure his team’s fans went home happy. The Reds improved to 5-0 in Group C. Zielona Gora – despite a fantastic effort – slipped to 1-4. The hosts made 5 three without a miss in the last few minutes to come back from 8 down. Read more here.


November 14, 2013

Budivelnik Kiev 74 - 84 FC Barcelona

ante tomicFC Barcelona used a fourth quarter surge to finally take control of its road game at Budivelnik Kiev, winning 84-74 in Group A. Barcelona picked up its first road victory of the season as Ante Tomic scored 18 points to pace five Barca scorers in double figures. Joey Dorsey added 16 points, Juan Carlos Navarro had 15 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds, while Maciej Lampe added 12 points and Bostjan Nachbar chipped in 11. Darjus Lavrinovic led the way for Budivelnik with 21 points and 7 rebounds while Blake Ahearn and Dajuan Summers both scored 14 points and Dainius Salenga added 10 points. Kiev dropped to 1-4 in the group. Read more here.

Unicaja Malaga 73 - 75 Montepaschi Siena

erick greenIn a battle that went down to the wire, Montepaschi Siena grabbed its first win in Group C by edging Unicaja Malaga 73-75 on the road on Thursday. Montepaschi improved to 1-4 in Group C, while Unicaja dropped to 2-3. Jeff Viggiano became the game hero with the game-winning jumper at the buzzer. Erick Green paced the winners with 20 points. Daniel Hackett added 19 and 7 assists, Viggiano scored 12 and Josh Carter 10 for Montepaschi. Nik Caner-Medley, back from a knee injury, led Unicaja with 18 points. Zoran Dragic added 16 while Jayson Granger had 15 for the hosts. Green scored 11 first-quarter points to give Montepaschi a 18-23 lead after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 75 - 68 Panathinaikos Athens

david bluMaccabi Electra Tel Aviv picked up its fourth straight win, downing Panathinaikos Athens 75-68 in Nokia Arena on Thursday night. Maccabi improved to 4-1 to keep its share of the Group D lead, while Panathinaikos dropped to 2-3 and a third place tie. In the clash between the two Euroleague powers, the hosts put together a 14-2 spurt in the first quarter to grab a double-digit lead that they never relinquished. Behind its balanced attack and strong defense, Maccabi led 36-29 at halftime. Nikos Pappas and Stepahne Lasme kept the Greens’ in the game as Panathinaikos cut it to 60-54, but triples from Joe Ingles, David Blu and Ricky Hickman sealed the deal. Read more here.

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 83 - 66 JSF Nanterre

bojan bogdanovicFenerbahce Ulker Istanbul earned its best start this century in the Euroleague by holding off JSF Nanterre for an 83-66 home win that was much closer than the score indicates on Thursday. Nanterre cut the difference to 68-64 with 4:20 before Fenerbahce blasted off for a closing run of 15-2 in the game's last 3 minutes. Fenerbahce improved to 5-0, at least two victories more than any Group A team at the halfway mark of the regular season, while Nanterre dropped to 2-3. Bojan Bodganovic matched his league-leading scoring average with 20 points for the winners, while Emir Preldzic added 16, Nemanja Bjelica 15, Bo McCalebb 10 and Linas Kleiza 9. Read more here.

Zalgiris Kaunas 91 - 81 Brose Baskets Bamberg

justin dentmonZalgiris improved its chances to reach the Top 16 from Group B by downing Brose Baskets Bamberg 91-81 in front of 10,000 fans at Zalgirio Arena on Thursday. Zalgiris tied with Brose Baskets in the group standings at 2-3. Justin Dentmon paced the winners with 24 points on 6-of-6 three-point shooting and 9 assists. Vytenis Lipkevicius and Robertas Javtokas each added 12 points, while Ksistof Lavrinovic had 11 for Zalgiris. Javtokas and Paulius Jankunas pulled down 9 boards apiece, helping Zalgiris outrebound Bamberg 43-24. Jamar Smith and Rakim Sanders led Bamberg with 18 points apiece. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 85 - 84 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria


krunoslav simonLokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar edged Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 85-84, winning for the second straight week on a late Krunoslav Simon three-pointer. The hosts trailed by 8 with two-and-half minutes remaining, but rallied behind Marcus Williams, who assisted on the game-winning three. The victory gave Lokomotiv a 4-1 record in Group D, which will keep the club at least tied for first place at the end of Round 5. Vitoria dropped to 2-3. Lokomotiv led by double figures in the first quarter, but Walter Hodge led the visitors back. The game featured many momentum swing the rest of the way until the final seconds. Derrick Brown led the Lokomotiv attack with 23 points on 10-of-12 shooting. Read more here.


November 13, 2013

Real Madrid 103 - 57 Anadolu Efes Istanbul

ioannis bourousisReal Madrid remained undefeated in Group B and provided plenty of showtime at both ends by simply overwhelming Anadolu Efes Istanbul 103-57 in the Spanish capital on Wednesday. Madrid leads Group B with a 5-0 record, while Efes dropped to 3-2. Ioannis Bourousis paced the winners with 17 points on 3-of-3 three-point shooting and 7 rebounds. Sergio Rodriguez needed less than 20 minutes to score 14 points and dish 11 assists, many of them feeding teammates for jaw-dropping alley-oop dunks. Nikola Mirotic and Jaycee Carroll also had 14 points apiece, Sergio Llull added 10 while Felipe Reyes pulled down 10 rebounds for Madrid. Scotty Hopson led Efes with 13 points off the bench. Read more here.





November 13, 2013 - Regular season, Round 5: it gets even better!

The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague reaches its halfway mark this week. Three teams remain undefeated - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Group A, Real Madrid in Group B and defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus in Group C - and only two squads are looking for their first win. After this round, every team will have faced all of its group opponents and will know what to expect in the second half of the regular season if it wants to reach the Top 16. The action resumes Wednesday with Real Madrid vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul, to be followed by six games Thursday and five more on Friday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 5:

GROUP A

Fenerbahce Ulker vs. JSF Nanterre 83-66 - Stats
Budivelnik Kiev vs. FC Barcelona 74-84 - Stats

CSKA Moscow vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 88-46 - Stats

GROUP B

Real Madrid vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 103-57 - Stats

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 91-81 - Stats
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. Strasbourg 83-72 - Stats

GROUP C

Unicaja Malaga vs. Montepaschi Siena 73-75 - Stats

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 79-77 - Stats
Galatasaray Liv Hospital vs. FC Bayern Munich 84-74 - Stats

GROUP D

Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 85-84 - Stats

Maccabi Electra vs. Panathinaikos Athens 75-68 - Stats
Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Lietuvos Rytas 88-77 - Stats





November 9, 2013 - Regular season Round 4 bwin MVP: DeMarcus Nelson, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

demarcus nelsonWith his team going to a tough arena still looking for a first Turkish Airlines Euroleague win, DeMarcus Nelson stepped up to lead Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade to a stirring victory on Thursday that also made him the bwin MVP for Round 4 of the regular season. Only five days after his 28th birthday, Nelson posted Euroleague career-highs in points and rebounds as Zvezda pulled out a historic 63-73 victory - its first in this century's Euroleague - over Laboral Kutxa in Vitoria, Spain. Nelson rolled up 22 points by making 6 of 7 two-pointers, 2 of 3 shots from the arc, and all 4 of his free throws. He also pulled 7 rebounds, and dished 2 assists for a performance index rating of 31, the most among all players on winning teams in Round 4. Read more here.





November 8, 2013 - Regular Season, Game 4

Partizan NIS Belgrade 78 - 88 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

bojan bogdanovicFenerbahce Ulker Istanbul remained unbeaten after rallying from a double-digit deficit, downing Partizan NIS Belgrade 78-88 on Friday night in Hala Pionir. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points on 6-of-9 three-point shooting to pace Fenerbahce, which improved to 4-0 and is in sole possession of first place in Group A, while Partizan dropped to 1-3 and a share of fifth place. The hosts built a double-digit advantage in the second quarter, and held a 38-30 halftime lead, but Fenerbahce rallied as Bogdanovic and Emir Preldzic fueled its offense. The duo hit back-to-back triples early in the fourth quarter, sparking a 4-14 spurt that put the game out of reach. Preldzic finished with 11 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds in victory. Read more here.

Montepaschi Siena 62 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus

vassilis spanoulisOlympiacos Piraeus remained undefeated in Group C by downing Montepaschi Siena 62-70 in front of a packed house at Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy, on Friday. Olympiacos used a great team effort to go up to 4-0, as none of its players scored in double figures. Vassilis Spanoulis, Bryant Dunston, Matt Lojeski and Mirza Begic all scored 9 points - and four other players scored at least 6 for the champions. Kim English and Taylor Rochestie led Montepaschi with 13 points apiece. Olympiacos started the game with a 0-11 run in which Georgios Printezis had 6 points, enough for a 11-20 lead after 10 minutes. Read more here.

FC Barcelona 79 - 70 CSKA Moscow

juan carlos navarroAn unstoppable Juan Carlos Navarro put FC Barcelona on his back to down visiting CSKA Moscow 79-70 in a heavyweight battle on Friday. Barcelona lifted its record to 2-2 in Group A, while CSKA fell to the same, both tied behind undefeated Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. Navarro scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime to lead the winners. He made 3 of 4 two-pointers, 3 of 5 threes and 5 of 5 free throws while dishing 3 assists. Marcelinho Huertas ffollowed with 16 points while Ante Tomic scored 13 for Barcelona. CSKA had led by 5 until Navarro sparked a 7-0 run to start the second half and another of 10-0 later in the third quarter, after which Barcelona never lost control. Read more here.

FC Bayern Munich 82 - 68 Unicaja Malaga

malcolm delaneyBayern Munich returned to its winning ways with an 82-68 victory at home over Unicaja Malaga in the. Malcolm Delaney led the way with 19 points – making 14 of 15 free throws – as Munich improved to 3-1 in Group C. Nihad Djedovic added 16 points and 9 rebounds for Bayern and Robin Benzing chipped in 13. The hosts dominated the rebounds 46-35 and forced Unicaja into poor shooting numbers. Malaga dropped to 2-2 in the group. Jayson Granger led the way with 14 points in defeat, Earl Calloway added 12 and Ryan Toolson 11. Read more here.

JSF Nanterre 80 - 61 Budivelnik Kiev

jekel fosterJSF Nanterre dominated Budivelnik Kiev from start to finish en route to an 80-61 victory at Halle Carpentier in Paris and the club’s first home victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. On the heels of its stunning victory over FC Barcelona one week earlier, Nanterre took charge with a 17-3 first-quarter run and never looked back. Fantastic three-point shooting in the first half and tremendous support from the faithful fans helped the team storm to a 51-23 halftime lead and the stunned visitors never mounted a serious threat the rest of the way. Nanterre improved to 2-2 in Group A to tie CSKA Moscow and Barcelona for second place in the group. Read more here.

Zielona Gora 75 - 78 Galatasaray Liv Hospital


erwin dudleyGalatasaray Liv Hospital survived a late challenge from Stelmet Zielona Gora for a 75-78 road win on Friday. The lead changed hands four times in the last two minutes, the last on Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s free throws with 18.1 seconds left. The hosts had two chances to regain the lead or tie the score after that, but missed and Carlos Arroyo added 2 more free throws in the closing seconds. Galatasaray improved to 2-2 in Group C, while Zielona Gora dropped to 1-3. Erwin Dudley paced Galatasaray with a career-high 21 points plus 8 rebounds, while Pops Mensah-Bonsu amassed 15 points and 9 rebounds, Arroyo scored 11 with 6 assists and Jamont Gordon added 10 points. Read more here.


November 7, 2013

Strasbourg 66 - 85 Real Madrid

rudy fernandezReal Madrid consummated the best four-game start in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague this century with a 66-85 road win over Strasbourg in the Game of the Week. The victory lifted Madrid to 4-0 atop Group B while Stasbourg continues to search for a win. Its 19-point margin means that Madrid has won all of its games so far by a total of 98 points, more than any 4-0 team since 2000. The previous record was 94 points held by FC Barcelona to start the 2010-11 season. Madrid’s hot start to the season was mirrored by that of Rudy Fernandez in this game. He scored 19 of his 24 points in the first half while making 5 of 9 three-point tries. Read more here.

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 63 - 73 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

demarcus nelsonCrvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade picked up its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague victory on a tough away court by taking down Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 63-73 on Thursday at Buesa Arena. The win improved Zvezda’s record to 1-3 in Group D, while Laboral dropped to 2-2 and a share of the third place in the standings. After Zvezda opened a double-digit lead in the first quarter, Laboral rallied in the second behind an excellent defense that allowed only 6 points by Boban Marjanovic, while shutting out the rest of the visiting team. A 13-0 run gave Laboral Kutxa 32-31 halftime lead, but Zvezda recovered after the break, with DeMarcus Nelson and Blake Schilb leading the way, and took the lead for good early in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

Panathinaikos Athens 69 - 72 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

simas jasaitisKrunoslav Simon buried the game-winner in the final second to lead Eurocup champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to an exciting 69-72 road win over Panathinaikos at Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena in Crete on Thursday. Loko improved to 3-1 and shares first place in Group D with Maccabi Electra. Simas Jasaitis paced the winners with 14 points. Derrick Brown added 13 and 8 rebounds, Sergey Bykov had 11 and Richard Hendrix scored 10 for Lokomotiv. James Gist led Panathinaikos with 18 points. Nikos Pappas added 13, Jonas Maciulis had 10 while Dimitris Diamantidis, in his 200th Euroleague game, dished 8 assists for the Greens. Read more here.

Brose Baskets Bamberg 62 - 76 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

alessandro gentileEA7 Emporio Armani Milan evened its record with an important 62-76 victory over Brose Baksets Bamberg on Thursday. Alessandro Gentile scored 18 points to lead the winners, who are now tied with Bamberg in the Group B standings at 2-2. Nicolo Melli made a pair of three-pointers in a 2-10 second-quarter run that helped the visitors to a 33-43 halftime advantage. Bamberg clawed its way back to within 2 early in the fourth quarter, but Milan came alive on the defensive end to shut down the comeback while a pair of Keith Langford jumpers helped seal the win. Samardo Samuels added 13 points for Milan and Curtis Jerrells and Melli netted 11 each. Read more here.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul 72 - 61 Zalgiris Kaunas

scotty hopsonTadija Dragicevic came up big in the fourth quarter to help Anadolu Efes Istanbul pull away for a 72-61 victory over a stubborn Zalgiris Kaunas side on Thursday at Abdi Ipekci Arena. The game was tied at 54-54 early in the fourth quarter before Dragicevic fueled a 12-2 Efes charge that paved the way to victory. With the win Efes improved to 3-1 in Group B, while Zalgiris fell to 1-3. Scotty Hopson led the Efes attack with 15 points, Dusko Savanovic and Kostas Vasileiadis added 13 points each, Dragicevic finished with 10 points and Semih Erden posted 10 points and 8 rebounds. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 74 - 76 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv


devin smithIn a thriller that came down to the final shot, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv registered its third consecutive win in Group D by edging Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 74-76 in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday. Maccabi improved to 3-1 in Group D while Rytas dropped to 1-3. Devin Smith paced the winners with 18 points. Ricky Hickman added 11 while Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Shawn James each had 10 for Maccabi. Martynas Gecevicius led Rytas with 24 points. Renaldas Seibutis added 15 and Omar Cook had 10 for the hosts. Maccabi led by as many as 18 before Seibutas inspired a Rytas comeback. The hosts look a 1-point fourth quarter lead, but Hickman and Tyrese Rice made free throws to put the visitors in front. Read more here.





November 7, 2013 - Regular Season, Round 4: let the action continue!

The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season reaches Round 4 with plenty to offer. So far, only three teams - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Group A, Real Madrid in Group B and Olympiacos Pireaus in Group C are undefeated and three others are undefeated. Teams will start to fight for a better positioning in order to reach the Top 16 and, as always, little details as points differential will be really important, so every basket will matter. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 4:

GROUP A

FC Barcelona vs. CSKA Moscow 79-70 - Stats
JSF Nanterre vs. Budivelnik Kiev 80-61 - Stats

Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. Fenerbahce Ulker 88-78 - Stats

GROUP B

Brose Baskets vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 62-76 - Stats

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 72-61 - Stats
Strasbourg vs. Real Madrid 66-85 - Stats

GROUP C

Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Galatasaray Liv Hospital 75-78 - Stats

FC Bayern Munich vs. Unicaja Malaga 82-68 - Stats
Montepaschi Siena vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 62-70 - Stats

GROUP D

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Maccabi Electra 74-76 - Stats

Panathinaikos Athens vs. Lokomotiv Kuban 69-72 - Stats
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 63-73 - Stats





November 4, 2013 - MVP for October: Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid

nikola miroticIt is hard to imagine a team starting the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season better than Real Madrid did last month. But it might be even harder to imagine anyone playing a whole month more efficiently than Euroleague Basketball's choice as bwin MVP for October, forward Nikola Mirotic. Madrid won its three October games by an average of 26.3 points. But as good as Madrid was as a team, Mirotic played close to perfect. Just consider the many different statistical categories in which he now ranks among the Euroleague's top 15 players: performance index rating, three-pointers, free throws, points, true shooting %, three-point %, blocked shots, offensive rebounds, steals and total rebounds. Read more here.





November 3, 2013 - Regular Season Round 3 bwin MVP: Bryant Dunston, Olympiacos Piraeus

bryant dunstonHe may be a Turkish Airlines Euroleague rookie, but Olympiacos Piraeus forward Bryant Dunston proved Thursday that he landed in the right place with the two-time defending champs, claiming bwin MVP honors for Regular Season Round 3. The 27-year-old Dunston played a major role in his team’s come-from-behind 88-83 victory over FC Bayern Munich, amassing 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocked shots for a performance index rating of 33, which was the most of any player in any of the round’s 12 games. Dunston made 7 of 9 shots, was perfect in 5 trips to the line and also dished an assist and picked up 2 steals as part of his impressive stat line. Read more here.





November 1, 2013 - Regular season, Game 3

Brose Baskets Bamberg 88 - 86 Anadolu Efes Istanbul

casey jacobsenIn a great showdown that went down to the wire, Brose Baskets Bamberg improved to 2-1 in Group B by edging previously undefeated Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-86 at home on Friday. Casey Jacobsen paced the winners with 23 points on 7-of-10 three-point shooting, including one that won it for Bamberg with 1.3 seconds remaining. Anton Gavel added 17 points, Jamar Smith scored 14 and John Goldsberry dished 8 assists for Bamberg. Dusko Savanovic led Efes with 17 points. Jamon Gordon and Scotty Hopson each scored 14 and Semih Erden recorded 7 blocks, the most by any player in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague since 2008. Read more here.

Real Madrid 93 - 74 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

nikola miroticReal Madrid continued a dominant start to its Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign with a 93-74 win over visiting EA7 Emporio Armani Milan on Friday night. Madrid remained the lone unbeaten team atop Group B, while Milan dropped to 1-2 and a share of fourth place. The hosts never trailed, and behind triples from Sergio Rodriguez, finished the first half on a 22-5 spurt for a 52-31 halftime lead, and they never looked back. Nikola Mirotic scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the first quarter. Rudy Fernandez added 16 points, while Felipe Reyes had 14 points plus 9 rebounds in victory. Rodriguez scored all of his 13 points in the first half, and Sergio Llull chipped in with 10 in victory. Read more here.

Stelmet Zielona Gora 73 - 65 Montepaschi Siena

lukasz koszarekStelmet Zielona Gora made history by holding off Montepaschi Siena 73-65 for its first ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague victory on Friday. The win improved Zielona Gora to 1-2 in Group C, while the Italian champions fell to 0-3 and last place of the standings. The hosts last trailed midway through the first quarter, but never managed to pull away. However, led by Lukasz Koszarek and Vladimir Dragicevic, Zielona Gora stayed ahead before Przemyslaw Zamojski sealed the deal with 7 points in the final half minute. Koszarek paced the Polish champs with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 58 - 73 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

joe inglesMaccabi Electra Tel Aviv picked up an important 58-73 road win at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to move into a tie for first place in Group D. The visitors never trailed after the second minute and led by as many as 20 points after back-to-back David Blu three-pointers early in the second half. Maccabi improved to 2-1, matching Lokomotiv, which suffered its first loss. Maccabi was led by Joe Ingles, who scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double double. Rickey Hickman also scored 14 and dished 6 assists, while Shawn James netted 11 and Sofoklis Schortsanitis scored 10 for the winners. Mantas Kalnietis led Lokomotiv with 13 points and 5 assists. Read more here.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 86 - 90 Panathinaikos Athens

nikos pappasPanathinaikos Athens rallied from a 15-point halftime deficit to beat Crvena Zvezda Telekom 86-90 after overtime in a thriller at Hala Pionir in Belgrade. The Greens came alive in the third quarter and then took the lead in the final minutes, however Blake Schilb buried a late three to force overtime. Panathinaikos started the extra session strong and hung on to improve to 2-1, which moved it into a four-way tie for first place in Group D. Zvezda dropped to 0-3. It was a coming-out party for young star Nikos Pappas, who led the Greens with 24 points. Jonas Maciulis added 16 points, Mike Batiste scored 13 and Dimitris Diamantidis recorded 12 points, 9 assists, 4 steals and 12 fouls drawn. Read more here.


October 31, 2013

FC Barcelona 67 - 71 JSF Nanterre

deshaun thomasJSF Nanterre made history by rallying to edge FC Barcelona 67-71 in Group A on the road on Thursday. The victory was the French champ’s first in its debut season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Nanterre became the first French team to win in Palau Blaugrana in more than 17 years - the last French squad to win in Barcelona was Asvel Basket, 78-81, on October 16, 1996. Nanterre is now tied with Barcelona at 1-2 in the group. DeShaun Thomas paced the winners with 14 points. Sergii Gladyr added 12, Will Daniels scored 11 and Trent Meacham 10 for Nanterre. Alex Abrines scored 15 points for Barcelona, while Maciej Lampe added 11. A layup by Ali Traore gave Nanterre a lead, 11-12, midway through the first quarter. Read more here.

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 86 - 60 CSKA Moscow

bojan bogdanovicFenerbahce Ulker Istanbul remained unbeaten, making another statement in a young season by topping CSKA Moscow 86-60 on Thursday night. Fenerbahce improved to 3-0 and is in sole possession of the first place in Group A, while CSKA drops to 2-1 and stays alone in the second place. Fener also handed CSKA its worst loss in 16 years! The hosts led from start to finish, opening up a 22-point lead midway through the second quarter. After Kyle Hines and Vladimir Micov helped CSKA rally to within 53-45, the hosts stepped up on defense, pulling away once again to a huge victory. Bojan Bogdanovic paced the winners with 23 points, while Bo McCalebb had 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Read more here.

Olympiacos Piraeus 88 - 83 FC Bayern Munich

bryant dunstonReigning champion Olympiacos Piraeus was given all it could handle and survived a battle at home against Bayern Munich, winning 88-83 at Peace and Friendship Stadium to remain undefeated in Group C. Olympiacos wasted a 15-point third quarter deficit and needed a 12-0 fourth quarter run to improve to 3-0. Bryant Dunston led the charge for Olympiacos with 19 points, 8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Matt Lojeski added 17 points while Georgios Printezis scored 13 points with 12 rebounds, Kostas Sloukas and Evangelos Mantzaris each scored 12 points and Vassilis Spanoulis struggled with just 10 points. Bayern, which dropped to 2-1, was paced by 20 points from Malcolm Delaney while Nihad Djedovic added 13 points, Bryce Taylor had 11 and Yassin Idbihi added 10 points and 9 rebounds. Read more here.

Unicaja Malaga 84 - 57 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul

nik caner medleyUnicaja Malaga defended Martin Carpena Arena with an 84-57 victory over Galatasaray Liv Hospital. The home side dominated the second half to the tune of 43-15, rendering the closing minutes a celebration for the fans. Unicaja improved to 2-1 in Group C, while Galatasaray slipped to 1-2. Nik Caner-Medley followed up his career-best game last week with 16 points, while Earl Calloway tallied 13 points and 5 assists and Zoran Dragic and Fran Vazquez netted 10 apiece. Jamont Gordon flirted with a triple double for Galatasaray: 12 points, 7 rebounds and 10 assists. Pops Mensah-Bonsu debuted with a double-double, 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Milan Macvan nearly matched him with 11 points and 9 boards. Read more here.

Zalgiris Kaunas 88 - 64 Strasbourg

martynas pociusIn a clash of two teams in desperate need for a win, Zalgiris Kaunas downed visiting Strasbourg 88-64 at Zalgirio Arena on Thursday. The victory improved the Lithuanian champion to 1-2 in Group B, while Strasbourg dropped to 0-3. With a new head coach Saulius Stombergas in charge, the hosts hit 14 triples on only 22 attempts and only trailing twice in the first quarter. Martynas Pocius paced the winners going 7 of 9 from downtown, while scoring 23 points and dishing 5 assists in only 24 minutes. Justin Dentmon netted 15. Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 13 points off the bench, after becoming only the seventh player in history with at least 300 three-pointers made. Read more here.

Budivelnik Kiev 74 - 69 Partizan NIS Belgrade


darjus lavrinovicBudivelnik Kiev became the first Ukrainian team to win a game in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague by downing Partizan NIS Belgrade 74-69 at home. Both teams are now tied in Group A, each with a 1-2 record. Darjus Lavrinovic paced the winners with 22 points and 8 rebounds. DaJuan Summers added 15 points, while Ricky Minard had 10 for Budivelnik. Tarence Kinsey led Partizan with 16 points. Bogdan Bogdanovic and Dragan Milosavljevic each scored 15 while Joffrey Lauvergne pulled down 13 rebounds for the guests. Partizan did not lead throughout the first quarter, but a buzzer-beating jumper by Kinsey tied the game, 17-17, after 10 minutes. A layup by Djordje Gagic gave the guests their first lead, 32-33. Read more here.


October 30, 2013

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 64 - 85 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

andres nocioniHe signed on Monday, joined his old team on the road Tuesday, and on Wednesday, they played another of his former teams. To say Milko Bjelica was ready is an understatement. He came off the bench for 9 second-half points as banged-up Caja Laboral Kutxa steam-rolled Lietuvos Rytas 64-85 in Vilnius to raised its Group D record to 2-1. Rytas fell to 1-2. Andres Nocioni was Laboral's leader with a capital L, to the tune of 20 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks and 2 steals in 35 minutes. But the missing links for Laboral were Bjelica, who finished with 16 points in 13 minutes, and another just-signed former Rytas player, Rimantas Kaukenas, who started and scored 10 points. Read more here.





October 30, 2013 - Regular season, Game 3

Round 3 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season features four undefeated teams going head-to-head in two battles for exclusive hold on first place, as well as three more undefeated group leaders being challenged by second-place opponents. Just as seven teams are still undefeated, seven more are looking for first victories. Four of those winless teams will also face off head-to-head, so two are assured of getting in the win column. As such, Round 3 will put some teams in great position to reach to the Top 16 while leaving others in need of major turnarounds. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 3:

GROUP A

Budivelnik Kiev vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 74-69 - Stats
Fenerbahce Ulker vs. CSKA Moscow 86-60 - Stats

FC Barcelona vs. JSF Nanterre 67-71 - Stats

GROUP B

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Strasbourg 88-64 - Stats

Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. Anadolu Efes 88-86 - Stats
Real Madrid vs. EA7 Emporio Armani 93-74 - Stats

GROUP C

Unicaja Malaga vs. Galatasaray Liv Hospital 84-57 - Stats

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. FC Bayern Munich 88-83 - Stats
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Montepaschi Siena 73-65 - Stats

GROUP D

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Laboral Kutxa 64-85 - Stats
Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 58-73 - Stats

Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Panathinaikos Athens 86-90 - Stats





October 27, 2013 - Regular Season Week 2 bwin MVP: Nik Caner-Medley, Unicaja Malaga

nik caner medleyIt was a career-night for Unicaja Malaga forward Nik Caner-Medley, who claimed bwin MVP honors for Regular Season Week 2. Caner-Medley had career-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds, pacing Unicaja to a resounding 101-68 win over newcomer Stelmet Zielona Gora. Caner-Medley spent less than 20 minutes on the floor, hitting 7 of 8 shots from two-point range, and 2 for 3 from downtown, also adding an assist and a steal for his performance index rating of 29, which was the most among all players on winning teams in any of the week’s 12 games. The top index rating of the week belongs to Andres Nocioni of Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Read more here.





October 25, 2013 - Regular season, Game 2

Strasbourg 66 - 76 Anadolu Efes Istanbul

scotty hopsonAnadolu Efes Istanbul held off a late Strasbourg charge to record a 66-76 road win on Friday night. After the hosts closed the gap to 3, Zoran Planinic hit a clutch three-pointer and the Efes defense denied the hosts down the stretch to preserve the win. Efes improved to 2-0 with the win and sits atop Group B alongside Real Madrid. Strasbourg dropped to 0-2 with the loss. Scotty Hopson paced the Efes attack with 20 points and 5 steals. Planinic finished with 15 points and Jamon Gordon scored 12. Alexis Ajinca led Strasbourg with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks, Jeremy Leloup hit 3 triples en route to 13 points and Ricardo Greer added 10 points and 5 assists. Read more here.

Panathinaikos Athens 95 - 74 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

michael bramosPanathinaikos Athens registered its first win in difficult Group D by thrashing injury-plagued Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 95-74 in Nicosia, Cyprus on Friday. Panathinaikos tied the Euroleague team record for the most assists in a single game with 31 and its 18 three-pointers marked the second-most in competition history. Panathinaikos and Vitoria are now tied with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in a four-way tie for second place in Group D, all with a 1-1 records. Michael Bramos led the winners with 21 points on 7-of-11 three-point shooting. Ramel Curry added 15 and Dimitris Diamantidis had 9 points and 9 assists for Panathinaikos. Andres Nocioni led Vitoria with 23 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.

Partizan NIS Belgrade 73 - 43 JSF Nanterre

dragan milosavljevicPartizan NIS Belgrade put together a dominant defensive performance in front of its faithful fans, downing JSF Nanterre 73-43 in Hala Pionir on Friday. The win improved the Serbian champs to 1-1 in Group A, while Nanterre dropped to 0-2 in its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut season. The result was Partizan’s second-best defensive efforts– in terms of points allowed – and one of the top 10 marks in competition history. Partizan held Bamberg to 37 points in a January 2008 game. The hosts allowed only 7 points in the second quarter, and finished it with an 11-2 run, opening up a 37-23 halftime lead. After the break, Partizan never looked back, and used a 20-2 run in the fourth quarter en route to huge victory. Read more here.

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 75 - 70 FC Barcelona

linas kleizaFenerbahce turns back Barcelona in home opener. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul aced its home debut under legendary head coach Zeljko Obradovic by turning back mighty FC Barcelona for a 75-70 victory on Friday. Fenerbahce goes to 2-0 and will meet Group A's other undefeated team, CSKA Moscow, at home next week. Barcelona drops to 1-1. A 2-9 run after halftime that got Barcelona within 46-44 was met by a 14-0 Fenerbahce reaction for the game's highest lead until then, 60-44. The hosts maintained double-digit leads until a sudden 0-10 Barcelona run in game's last 2 minutes finished with Maciej Lampe's triple making it 72-70 with 20 seconds left. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow 72 - 67 Budivelnik Kiev 67


milos teodosicCSKA Moscow remained undefeated in difficult Group A by downing Budivelnik Kiev 72-67 in the Russian capital on Friday. CSKA improved to 2-0 and shares first place, while Budivelnik dropped to 0-2. Milos Teodosic paced the winners with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Victor Khryapa added 10 points while Kyle Hines had 8 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks for CSKA. Micah Downs led Budivelnik with 23 points. Darjus Lavrinovic added 11 for the visitors, who led 11-18 late in the first quarter. Hines changed the game with outstanding defense and a three-pointer by Vitaly Fridzon gave CSKA a 22-18 lead, after an 11-0 run. Read more here.


October 24, 2013

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 82 - 75 Zalgiris Kaunas

curtis jerrellsEA7 Emporio Armani Milan picked up its first victory of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign by downing visiting Zalgiris Kaunas 82-75 at the Mediolanum Forum on Thursday night. Milan improved to 1-1 in Group B, while Zalgiris drops to 0-2. The hosts opened the second quarter with a 14-2 run, pulled away to 39-21, and never relinquished the lead. Zalgiris cut it to 67-65 in the fourth quarter, but Milan found more offense through David Moss, Nicolo Melli and Curtis Jerrells to close out the game. Melli led the way with a career-high 20 points plus 9 rebounds, David Moss netted 16 points, and Jerrells finished with 14 points plus 6 assists. Read more here.

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 67 - 78 Olympiacos

vassilis spanoulisReigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus overcame an extraordinary basketball atmosphere to defeat Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 67-78 on the road in Group C on Thursday. Olympiacos now leads Group C with a 2-0 record, while Galatasaray dropped to 1-1. Euroleague MVP Vassilis Spanoulis paced the winners with 18 points. Matt Lojeski added 15 while Brent Petway had 11 for Olympiacos. Nate Jawai led Galatasaray with 22 points on 7-of-8 two-point shooting. Erwin Dudley and Carlos Arroyo each had 10 for the hosts. Spanoulis took over early and had 12 first-quarter points, including a buzzer-beating triple, which gave Olympiacos an 11-22 lead after 10 minutes. Read more here.

Real Madrid 98 - 58 Brose Baskets Bamberg

sergio llullReal Madrid eased to a 2-0 record in Group B of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague with a dominating 98-58 victory at home over Brose Baskets Bamberg. Madrid allowed just 7 points in the first quarter and never let up, increasing the lead to as many as 45 points. Sergio Llull paced four Madrid players in double figures with 16 points. Felipe Reyes added 13 points, Nikola Mirotic collected 12 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks and Jaycee Carroll added 11 points off the bench. Five more Real players scored at least 7 points, including Sergio Rodriguez with 8 points and 6 assists. Bamberg never found any rhythm, shooting just 33 percent from the field for the game. Jamar Smith made 3 three-pointers in the fourth quarter and led Bamberg in scoring with 11 points while Casey Jacobsen had 10 points. Read more here.

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 96 - 82 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade


devin smithMaccabi Electra Tel Aviv won its Euroleague home opener for the 15th year in a row and tied a club record in beating Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 96-82 at Nokia Arena. The winners improved to 1-1 in Group D, while keeping Zvezda winless. Maccabi made 15 three-pointers, matching the team record for most in a single game done twice before. Devin Smith made three of them as he led seven Maccabi scorers in double figures with 17 points. Joe Ingles scored 16, centers Sofoklis Schortsanitis and Shawn James netted 13 each, David Blu added 11 and Yogev Ohayon and Ricky Hickman had 10 each. For the visitors, Boban Marjanovic stood out with 20 points and 13 rebounds, Jaka Blazic scored 17, Charles Jenkins added 11 points and DeMarcus Nelson and Ivan Radenovic finished with 10 points apiece. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 68 - 53 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

derrick brownIn a battle between undefeated teams in regular season Group D, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar bested Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 68-53 at home on Thursday. Lokomotiv improved to 2-0 and grabbed a win in its first-ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague home game, while Rytas dropped to 1-1. Derrick Brown paced the winners with 22 points. Richard Hendrix added 16 for Lokomotiv. Martynas Gecevicius and Andreas Glyniadakis led Rytas with 11 points apiece. Brown and Marcus Williams shined early to give Lokomotiv a 13-3 lead, enough to keep a 19-10 margin after 10 minutes. Brown got plenty of help from Hendrix to boost the hosts' lead to 37-24 near halftime. Gecevicius shined after the break to bring the guests a bit closer, 42-34, but Lokomotiv called timeout and went on a 9-0 run, which sealed the outcome at 51-34. Read more here.





October 23, 2013 - Regular season, Game 2: the battle continues!

After an exciting opening week, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague enters regular season Game 2 ready to offer more intensity and actions. All 12 teams that fought on the road in Game 1 will play in front of their teams this week and the first early consequences - who's hot and who's not, which teams are in a good position in the Top 16 race - will be drawn. Action resumes with five exciting games on Wednesday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 2:

GROUP A

CSKA Moscow vs. Budivelnik Kiev 72-67 - Stats
Partizan NIS Belgrade vs. JSF Nanterre 73-43 - Stats

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona 75-70 - Stats

GROUP B

EA7 Emporio Armani Milanvs. Zalgiris Kaunas 82-75 - Stats

Real Madrid vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 98-58 - Stats
Strasbourg vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 66-76 - Stats

GROUP C

Galatasaray Liv Hospital vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 67-78 - Stats

FC Bayern Munich vs. Montepaschi Siena 89-79 - Stats
Unicaja Malaga vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 101-68 - Stats

GROUP D

Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 68-53 - Stats

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom 96-82 - Stats
Panathinaikos Athens vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 95-74 - Stats





October 19, 2013 - Regular Season Week 1 bwin MVP: Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid

nikola miroticOne of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague’s biggest stars put his stamp on the opening week of the 2013-14 season as Nikola Mirotic of Real Madrid claimed bwin MVP honors for Regular Season Week 1. Mirotic led a powerful Madrid attack with 18 points on near-perfect shooting as Los Blancos blasted Zalgiris Kaunas 63-83. Mirotic downed 3-of-4 three-pointers and also collected 5 rebounds, 2 steals and a blocks as part of his performance index rating of 27, which was the most among all players on winning teams in any of the week’s 12 games. The top index rating of the week belongs to Montepaschi Siena guard Daniel Hackett, who had 30 in a 75-84 home loss to Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul. Read more here.





October 18, 2013 - Regular season, Game 1

Olympiacos Piraeus 69 - 61 Unicaja Malaga

vassilis spanoulisOlympiacos Piraeus began its Turkish Airlines Euroleague title defense in the same fashion it used to make history last season: a come-from-behind win. The Reds went on a 25-4 second-half run to turn a 1-point deficit into a 60-49 lead en route to a 69-61 win in front of a packed house at Peace and Friendship Stadium. Olympiacos may have struggled early, but dominated late with accurate three-point shooting and strong defense. Brent Petway and Matt Lojeski played pivotal roles in the comeback, each making 3 of 4 three-pointers on the night. Reigning Euroleague MVP Vassilis Spanoulis finished with 13 points and 6 assists for the Reds, Petway also scored 13 and Lojeski netted 12. Read more here.

Stelmet Zielona Gora 73 - 94 FC Bayern Munich

chevon troutmanIn a clash of Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomers, FC Bayern Munich made a dream debut, leading from start to finish and downing Stelmet Zielona Gora 73-94 on Friday. Bayern was in control from the get-go, as 10 consecutive points from Nihad Djedovic got them to a double-digit lead early in the first quarter, and behind solid defense, the margin grew to 28-48 at halftime. The visitors never looked back, and cruised to opening victory in Group C. Chevon Troutman paced the winners with 18 points, shooting a perfect 9-for-9 from two-point range. Nihad Djedovic scored 15 of his 17 points in the first half, Boris Savovic added 15 points, John Bryant collected 13 points plus 9 rebounds, while Malcolm Delaney finished with 10 points and 8 assists. Read more here.

Zalgiris Kaunas 63 - 83 Real Madrid


sergio llullReal Madrid started the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season in style by topping Zalgiris Kaunas 63-83 in Group B in front of 11,600 fans at Zalgirio Arena on Friday. Last season's Euroleague finalist dominated at both ends to register a valuable road win. The visitors forced Zalgiris into 18 first-half turnovers and scored 29 third-quarter points to seal the outcome long before the final buzzer. Nikola Mirotic paced the winners with 18 points on 3-of-4 three-point shooting. Sergio Llull added 17 on 5-of-5 two-point shooting. Rudy Fernandez tallied 11 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals while Ioannis Bourousis netted 10 points for Madrid. Paulius Jankunas led Zalgiris with 15 points and 8 rebounds and Sarunas Jasikevicius added 13 points. Read more here.


October 17, 2013

JSF Nanterre 59 - 62 CSKA Moscow

CSKA Moscow survived an opening night challenge from newcomer JSF Nanterre to win 59-62 at Halle Carpentier in Paris on Thursday night. The French champion started strong behind Will Daniels, led by double figures in the second quarter and after CSKA turned things around in the third, Nanterre battled on. The hosts had a chance to tie it at the buzzer, but Mam Jaiteh’s contested three from the corner missed allowing CSKA to run home with a tough victory. Sasha Kaun was a force for CSKA inside with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Sonny Weems added 12 points and Jeremy Pargo 10. Daniels led Nanterre with 18 points and 7 rebounds, while Deshaun Thomas added 11 points in defeat. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 84 - 83 Panathinaikos Athens

renaldas seibutisRenaldas Seibutis sank a jumper with 5.5 seconds remaining in overtime to lift Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius to an 84-83 win over Panathinaikos Athens in a Thursday night thriller in Group D. It was 45 minutes of drama in Siemens Arena, as neither team held more than a 6-point advantage throughout the game. Panathinaikos survived in regulation thanks to Dimitris Diamantidis, who sent the game into overtime with a three-pointer 18.8 seconds before the end of fourth quarter, but Seibutis was the hero at the end, hitting almost two identical jump shots from 5 meters in the final 90 seconds of the extra session. Read more here.

FC Barcelona 67 - 60 Partizan NIS Belgrade

ante tomicFC Barcelona grabbed its first win in Group A by topping Partizan NIS Belgrade 67-60 at home on Thursday. Kostas Papanikolaou and Ante Tomic paced the winners with 13 points. Marcelinho Huertas posted a double-double of 10 points and 10 assists while Joey Dorsey had 8 points, 10 rebounds and 3 blocks for Barcelona. Dragan Milosavljevic led Partizan with 15 points. Leo Westermann added 10 while Joffrey Lauvergne had 9 plus 13 rebounds for the guests. The first quarter saw as many as eight lead changes, but a dunk by Djordje Gagic allowed Partizan to get a 17-18 edge after 10 minutes. Both teams struggled to score in the second quarter, and a floating layup by Huertas gave Barcelona a 28-26 edge at halftime. Read more here.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul 87 - 67 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

dusko savanovicAnadolu Efes Istanbul opened its Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with a strong 87-67 victory at home over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in Group B action. Efes used a 13-2 third quarter run to take control of the game and benefitted from four players scoring at least 16 points. Dusko Savanovic and Scotty Hopson paced Anadolu with 22 points each, while Jamon Gordon filled the stat sheet with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks, and Kostas Vasileiadis came off the bench for 16 points. Efes committed just 7 turnovers while forcing 21 Milan turnovers. Keith Langford was EA7’s leading scorer with 20 points while Alessandro Gentile collected 19 points and Samardo Samuels had 10. Read more here.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 84 - 87 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

marcus williamsReigning Eurocup champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar sent a message that echoed all around Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season Group D by downing Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 84-87 in the Serbian capital on Thursday. Lokomotiv grabbed its first-ever Euroleague win in front of 19,000 fans at Kombank Arena. Marcus Williams paced the winners with 23 points, including making 5 of 6 free throws in the final 13 seconds to seal the win. Richard Hendrix added 19 and 9 rebounds while Simas Jasaitis had 12 for Lokomotiv. Blake Schilb led Zvezda with 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Ivan Radenovic and DeMarcus Nelson each added 14 points, Jaka Blazic and Charles Jenkins scored 11 apiece and Bojan Marjanovic got 10 and 10 rebounds for the hosts. Read more here.

Budivelnik Kiev 84 - 102 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul


bojan bogdanovicIn the first ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague game in Ukraine, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul used a huge fourth quarter to rally past host Budivelnik Kiev 84-102 on Thursday at the Palace of Sports in the Ukrainian capital. The hosts led for most of the first three quarters, but Gasper Vidmar scored 6 points for Fenerbahce in 0-12 run early in the fourth quarter as the visitors went in front 79-85, taking the lead for good. Fenerbahce scored 61 points in the second half and outrebounded the hosts in the game 21-36, opening the new Euroleague season with a big victory. Bojan Bogdanovic paced the winners with 21 points, while Emir Preldzic had 14 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Read more here.


October 16, 2013

Montepaschi Siena 75 - 84 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul

carlos arroyoGalatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul made its return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague memorable by hitting the road to beat Montepaschi Siena 75-84 on Wednesday at Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy. Galatasaray used hot shooting in the first half to build double-digit leads that it protected the rest of the way. Carlos Arroyo paced the winners with 21 points, followed closely by Jamont Gordon with 19. Furkan Aldemir added 9 and as many rebounds. Daniel Hackett was Montepaschi's go-to guy all night, finishing with 26 points on 10-for-12 two-point shooting, while Erick Green added 14, but it wasn't enough for their team to prevail in its first game on a new homecourt. Galatasaray's red-hot 9-for-14 three-point shooting in the first half gave it a huge 18-point cushion, 33-51 at halftime. Read more here.

Brose Baskets Bamberg 84 - 70 Strasbourg

jamar smithBrose Baskets Bamberg fell behind early, but rallied back in style to take total control of Strasbourg en route to an 84-70 victory to open up the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. The German champs used a 19-1 run to finish the first half up 43-29 and Strasbourg never got within single digits again. Bamberg dominated the glass 37-23 and made an astounding 12 of 24 attempts from downtown, as Jamar Smith, Anton Gavel and Casey Jacobsen each made 3. Smith was the hero of the night as he triggered the big second-quarter with 11 points and finished his Euroleague debut with 19 points on near-perfect shooting in just 14 minutes on the floor. Read more here.





October 16, 2013 - Devotion returns!

turkish airlines euroleagueThe 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague starts, just as expected, with big showdowns all around the continent. As many as 23 teams will try to dethrone Olympiacos Pireaus, the defending back-to-back champion. Action starts with the regular season, a 10-game, round-robin group stage in which only the best 4 teams in each group will make it to the Top 16. The 2013-14 Euroleague features five newcomers and another team - Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade - which did not play the top European competition since 1999-00. It all starts with a couple of early games on Wednesday. At 20:00 CET, Brose Baskets Bamberg and Strasbourg open fire in Group B. Strasbourg returns to the competition for the first time since 2006. At 20:30 CET, it's Montepaschi Siena against Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul in Group C. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 1:

GROUP A

Budivelnik Kiev vs. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 84-102 - Stats
JSF Nanterre vs. CSKA Moscow 59-62 - Stats

FC Barcelona vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade 67-60 - Stats

GROUP B

Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. Strasbourg 84-70 - Stats

Anadolu Efes vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 87-67 - Stats
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Real Madrid 63-83 - Stats

GROUP C

Montepaschi Siena vs. Galatasaray Liv Hospital 75-84 - Stats

Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. FC Bayern Munich 73-94 - Stats
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Unicaja Malaga 69-61 - Stats

GROUP D

Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Lokomotiv Kuban 84-87 - Stats

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius vs. Panathinaikos Athens 84-83 - Stats
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 84-80 - Stats





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