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  News archive April 2018


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April 28, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs Game 4 MVP: Edgaras Ulanovas, Zalgiris Kaunas
On a historic night for Zalgiris Kaunas, forward Edgaras Ulanovas came through with a resounding performance to become MVP for Game 4 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs and lift his team to its historic first Final Four this century. Read more here.

April 27, 2018 - Madrid survives Panathinaikos rall to reach Final Four
Real Madrid survived a big comeback from Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens to advance into the Final Four with a tense 89-82 victory, sealing a 3-1 series triumph. Luka Doncic led Madrid with 17 points including four triples, while Llull had 11 points and 7 assists. Read more here.

April 27, 2018 - Shved exits with record-breaking performance
In an incredible show of class in the face of elimination, Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region broke two EuroLeague Playoffs records on Friday despite his team getting nipped at the finish by cross-town rival CSKA Moscow. Read more here.

April 27, 2018 - Higgins's game-winner lifts CSKA into Final Four
Cory Higgins scored from the lane with 5.7 seconds left to give CSKA Moscow a thrilling 88-89 win over Khimki Moscow Region in Game 4 of their series. The dramatic finish gave CSKA a 3-1 victory in the series and punched its ticket to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four. Read more here.

April 26, 2018 - Fenerbahce heads to Belgrade after knocking off Baskonia
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul advanced to its fourth consecutive Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four on Thursday by defeating KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 83-92 at Fernando Buesa Arena to win their best-of-five playoff series 3-1. Read more here.

April 26, 2018 - Zalgiris beats Olympiacos to storm into Final Four
The party at Zalgirio Arena spilled into the streets of Kaunas on Thursday night after Zalgiris Kaunas made history by defeating Olympiacos Piraeus 101-91 to clinch the club's first trip to the EuroLeague Final Four since the turn of the century. Read more here.

April 26, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs Game 3 co-MVPs: Anthony Gill and Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region
Two heroes stood tall for Khimki Moscow Region in Game 3 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs as the club won a game in that phase for the first time. Anthony Gill and Alexey Shved dominated in Khimki's 79-73 victory over CSKA and share the honor of being MVP for Game 3. Read more here.

April 25, 2018 - Shved, Gill keep Khimki alive
Khimki Moscow Region recorded its first-ever victory in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs on Wednesday by beating crosstown rival CSKA Moscow 79-73 at Arena Mytishchi to stay alive in their best-of-five series. Read more here.

April 25, 2018 - Carroll, Llull lift Madrid past Panathinaikos
Celebrating the return of an MVP after his long absence, Real Madrid moved to within one victory of the Final Four by outlasting Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 81-74 at home in Game 3 on Wednesday. Madrid leads the series 2-1 with Game 4 back in the Spanish capital on Friday. Read more here.

April 24, 2018 - Beaubois leads three-point happy Baskonia past Fenerbahce
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz protected its home court to keep its season alive, downing visiting Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 88-83 in Game 3 of their Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoff series on Tuesday night. Read more here.

April 24, 2018 - Zalgiris routs Reds to take control of series
Zalgiris Kaunas took control of its playoff series with an 80-60 rout of Olympiacos Piraeus in Game 3 at Zalgirio Arena on Tuesday night. The Lithuanian champs grabbed a 2-1 series lead and can clinch a historic Final Four berth if they win Game 4 at home on Thursday. Read more here.

April 24, 2018 - MVP Llull to play Game 3 for Madrid
Almost 11 months after he was last seen in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game, 2016-17 season MVP Sergio Llull is returning from injury on Wednesday to join Real Madrid for Game 3 of its playoffs series against Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens! Read more here.

April 24, 2018 - Thomas Robinson, back in the battle for Khimki
One of the most promising newcomers in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague earlier this season, big man Thomas Robinson had his good form interrupted by a broken wrist, but is back to help Khimki Moscow Region try to battle its cross-town rival, CSKA, in the playoffs. Read more here.

April 23, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs, Game 3
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs return to action with the first two Game 3s of the best-of-five playoff series, which will be followed by two more on Wednesday. The teams that placed fifth through eighth in the regular season standings get the opportunity to play in front of their home crowds. Read more here.

April 21, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs Game 2 MVP: Sergio Rodriguez, CSKA Moscow
With his team down two superstars on Thursday, point guard Sergio Rodriguez took matters into his own hands to put CSKA Moscow within a victory of the Final Four and, in so doing, earn the MVP honor for Game 2 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. Read more here.

April 21, 2018 - Euroleague Basketball imposes penalty on Mr. Dimitris Giannakopoulos
Euroleague Basketball on Saturday announced a penalty on Mr. Dimitris Giannakopoulos of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens on the basis of non-compliance with a previous sanction issued by the organization's Independent Disciplinary Judge and modified by its Appeals Judge. Read more here.

April 20, 2018 - McLean, Olympiacos overcome Zalgiris and tie series
Olympiacos Piraeus reignited its Final Four challenge by overcoming Zalgiris Kaunas 79-68 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium, tying the series at 1-1 ahead of next week's meetings in Lithuania. The key to the victory was a 17-2 spurt from Olympiacos to bridge the first and second quarters. Read more here.

April 20, 2018 - Fenerbahce outlasts Baskonia in shootout
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul, the reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions, earned a hard-fought 95-89 win over KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in Game 2 of their playoff series. Fenerbahce assumed a 2-0 lead as the series now moves to Vitoria for Game 3 on Tuesday. Read more here.

April 19, 2018 - Reyes, Carroll help Madrid tie the series
Real Madrid bounced back from a Game 1 loss in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs by edging Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 82-89 in the Greek capital on Thursday. The best-of-five series is now tied at 1-1 with Madrid set to host Games 3 and 4 next week. Read more here.

April 19, 2018 - Rodriguez leads CSKA to 2-0 series lead
CSKA Moscow took a commanding 2-0 lead over crosstown rival Khimki Moscow Region in their best-of-five playoff series with an 89-84 win on Thursday night at Megasport Arena. Sergio Rodriguez dominated for the shorthanded hosts with a career-high 26 points plus 10 assists. Read more here.

April 19, 2018 - Olympiacos loses Milutinov, Bogris to knee injuries
Olympiacos Piraeus will play Game 2 of its Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs series against Zalgiris Kaunas without center Nikola Milutinov and Georgios Bogris. Milutinov was injured during Game 1 on Wednesday, but managed to return to action. Read more here.

April 19, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs Game 1 MVP: Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
Not only did Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens register a resounding 28-point win against visiting Real Madrid, but its record-breaking playmaker Nick Calathes earned the MVP honor for Game 1 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs. Read more here.

April 18, 2018 - Zalgiris roars back to win instant classic in overtime
For its historic first EuroLeague Payoffs victory this century, Zalgiris Kaunas launched a spectacular comeback to earn a famous 78-87 road win over Olympiacos Piraeus in an exceptionally hard-fought and intense overtime thriller on Friday at the Peace and Friendship Stadium. Read more here.

April 18, 2018 - Calathes sets playoffs assists record with 16
Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens kept his record-breaking season as a passer going strong by setting a new Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs mark and career high with 16 assists in a resounding 95-67 Game 1 victory over Real Madrid on Tuesday. Read more here.

April 18, 2018 - Milko Bjelica leaves Zvezda and joins Dylan Ennis in Zaragoza
Milko Bjelica is no longer a player of Crvena zvezda mts, as he signed a contract with Zaragoza that will keep him in the Spanish club until the end of the season. Interesting enough, Bjelica will therefore once again be a teammate with Dylan Ennis, who also left Crvena zvezda mts. Read more here.

April 18, 2018 - Fenerbahce fights off Baskonia, goes up 1-0
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul, the reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion, made a first step towards a return to the Final Four by holding off visiting KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 82-73 in Game 1 of their playoffs series on Wednesday. Read more here.

April 17, 2018 - CSKA holds off Khimki in tight opener
CSKA Moscow held on for a tough 98-95 victory over crosstown rival Khimki Moscow Region on Tuesday night in the opener of their best-of-five Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs series at Megasport Arena in the Russian capital. Read more here.

April 16, 2018 - Madrid's Campazzo out for playoffs with knee injury
Real Madrid received bad news on the eve of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs with the announcement that Facundo Campazzo needs knee surgery. That means that Campazzo is not expected to play in his team's best-of-five series against Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. Read more here.

April 16, 2018 - Baskonia without Granger in Istanbul
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz will start the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs without one of its key players, point guard Jayson Granger, who will miss the first two games against defending champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul with an ankle injury, the club announced. Read more here.

April 16, 2018 - Crvena zvezda mts part ways with Dylan Ennis
Crvena zvezda announced that the contract with Dylan Ennis has been terminated by mutual agreement. Ennis arrived in Crvena zvezda mts for the 2nd part of the 2017-18 ABA League season, while he made his best performance in the last round of the regular season. Read more here.

April 14, 2018 - Buducnost VOLI are the new ABA League champions
For the first time ever in the regional league history, Buducnost VOLI of Podgorica celebrate the championship trophy! The blue and white have beaten Crvena zvezda mts for the third time in the ABA League finals in Game 3 and won the series 3:1. Read more here.

April 13, 2018 - 7DAYS EuroCup Finals, Game 2: Darussafaka takes 7DAYS EuroCup title with sweep!
Darussafaka Istanbul is the new 7DAYS EuroCup champion and is heading next to the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague! Darussafaka ended a half-century drought without trophies by winning Game 2 of the finals 67-59 over visiting Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar on Friday. Read more here.

April 13, 2018 - Buducnost VOLI won a thriller in Moraca
Buducnost VOLI are up 2:1 in the Finals of the 2017-18 ABA League season. They have won their first home game in the series and are now just one step away from claiming their historical first ABA League trophy. Read more here.

April 13, 2018 - Mega Bemax extend contract with Kostja Mushidi on 2 more years
Mega Bemax announced that they have extended contract with Kostja Mushidi on 2 more years! This 19-year old German international arrived in Mega Bemax back in 2016 and has quickly showed to everyone why he is considered as one of the most talented shooting guards in Europe. Read more here.

April 11, 2018 - 7Days EuroCup Finals, Game 1 MVP: Will Cummings, Darussafaka Istanbul
Will Cummings of Darussafaka Istanbul captured the title of MVP for Game 1 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals. After spending much of the season in a reserve role behind EuroCup MVP Scottie Wilbekin, Cummings stepped into the spotlight on Tuesday with 19 points. Read more here.

April 10, 2018 - Darussafaka takes Game 1 thriller in Krasnodar
Darusafaka outlasted Lokomotiv 78-81 after overtime in a thrilling opening game to the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals. The winners head home for Game 2 on Friday needing another win to sweep the best-of-three series and to become the EuroCup champion for the first time in club history. Read more here.

April 10, 2018 - Zvezda bounced back and tied the Finals to 1:1
Buducnost VOLI and Crvena zvezda mts will be moving to Podgorica after two games of the series in the ABA League Finals with a 1:1 score in victories. After Buducnost VOLI made a break in the first game, Zvezda have managed to bounce back in the Game 2 after one more dramatic finish. Read more here.

April 9, 2018 - 7DAYS EuroCup Finals, Game 1
The 2017-18 EuroCup comes to an end with a best-of-three final series between Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Darussafaka Istanbul from which the winner will not only take the trophy, but also the right to play in the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Read more here.

April 9, 2018 - Break in Belgrade – Buducnost VOLI take the lead in the Finals
Buducnost VOLI are in the lead after the first game of the ABA League Finals, as Aleksandar Dzikic and his squad have achieved a huge win on the road in Belgrade against Crvena zvezda mts and made a break in the series. Read more here.

April 9, 2018 - Cedevita and Chris Johnson parted ways
Cedevita and American center Chris Johnson have agreed upon the contract termination. As of today, Johnson is a free agent and it is still not known where he would continue his career. Chris Johnson averaged 9 minutes per game in the ABA League, alongside 3.8 points. Read more here.

April 7, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 30 MVP: Anthony Randolph, Real Madrid
After missing half of the season with an injury, Real Madrid forward Anthony Randolph left his best performance yet for the regular season finale. In 106-86 home win over Brose Bamberg, Randolph accumulated a performance index rating of 38. Read more here.

April 6, 2018 - Randolph shines, Madrid downs Bamberg
Real Madrid finished the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season in style by downing Brose Bamberg 106-86 in the Spanish capital on Friday. Madrid finished the regular season with a 19-11 record. Read more here.

April 6, 2018 - Valencia holds on at home against Maccabi
Valencia Basket gave its home fans a final thrill of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season by outlasting Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv for a 87-74 victory on Friday. The win let Valencia finish 12-18 and move up from 14th to 11th place in the final standings. Read more here.

April 6, 2018 - Jankunas lifts Zalgiris past Olympiacos in OT
In an overtime thriller, Zalgiris Kaunas gave the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs map a major twist by topping host Olympiacos Piraeus 85-86 on Friday. Zalgiris, which was going to finish in sixth place no matter what, improved to 18-12. but mathematically sent Real Madrid to fifth place. Read more here.

April 6, 2018 - CSKA's Hines out with calf injury
Regular season winner CSKA Moscow may have to start the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs without a key to their success with the announcement on Friday that starting center Kyle Hines will miss "upcoming games" due to a calf injury. Read more here.

April 5, 2018 - Barcelona hits 17 threes, downs Khimki
FC Barcelona never trialed and hit 17 three-pointers in holding off the visiting Khimki Moscow Region 86-82. A win improved Barcelona to 11-19 in its last game of the season, while playoff-bound Khimki suffered its third consecutive loss to finish in eighth place with a 16-14 record. Read more here.

April 5, 2018 - McCollum leads Efes to big win in Vitoria
Anadolu Efes Istanbul finished its Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season with a prestigious road win by downing Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 79-81 on the road on Thursday. Efes finished the EuroLeague regular season with a 7-23 record. Read more here.

April 5, 2018 - CSKA overcomes slow start, Zvezda in regular season finale
First-place CSKA Moscow ended the regular season with a 24-6 record after overcoming double-digit deficits to down visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 92-81 on Thursday. CSKA played without Nando De Colo and lost Kyle Hines to a leg injury at the start of the second quarter. Read more here.

April 5, 2018 - Nedovic's career night lifts Unicaja past Fenerbahce
Unicaja Malaga finished its Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season in style by downing defending champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 91-99 in overtime on the road on Thursday. Unicaja finished the Regular Season with a 13-17 record and Fenerbahce was second overall at 21-9. Read more here.

April 4, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 30
The eight playoff teams are now known, but the games of Round 30 will determine the 4 playoff matchups. Olympiacos against Zalgiris, while Panathinaikos’s visit to Milan and Real’s game vs. Brose will decide which team finishes in the top 4 and gains home-court advantage for the playoffs. Read more here.

April 4, 2018 - Zeljko Lukajic leaves MZT, the club appoints Gjorgji Kocov as new head coach
MZT Skopje Aerodrom announced that Zeljko Lukajic has resigned from the position of team’s head coach due to private reasons. The club has reacted immediately and appointed Gjorgji Kocov as new head coach. The two sides signed a contract until the end of the 2018-19 season. Read more here.

April 2, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for March: Tornike Shengelia, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
Others came close, but never before has a EuroLeague team won six games in a single month until Baskonia did so in March to vault its way up the standings. Even though he missed one of those victories with an injury, there is no doubt that one leader in Baskonia's effort was Shengelia. Read more here.

April 2, 2018 - 7DAYS EuroCup Rising Star Trophy winner: Dzanan Musa, Cedevita Zagreb
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that Dzanan Musa of Cedevita Zagreb has been chosen as the 2017-18 7DAYS EuroCup Rising Star Trophy recipient. Musa, who will turn 19 on May 8, played a big role in carrying Cedevita to the EuroCup Top 16. Read more here.

April 2, 2018 - Zvezda joined Buducnost in the Finals
In the Game 3 of the ABA League Semi-finals, Crvena zvezda mts have beaten Mornar at home in Aleksandar Nikolic Sports Hall in Belgrade and won the series 2:1. The red and white will face Buducnost VOLI in the battle for the trophy in the Finals. Read more here.

April 2, 2018 - Igokea part ways with Dragan Bajic and appoint Zarko Milakovic as new head coach
Igokea announced that Dragan Bajic is no longer the team head coach, as the two sides have terminated contract by mutual agreement. According to the official statement, the club management and Bajic had different views on the club’s future, so they decided to part ways. Read more here.

April 1, 2018 - Only one can reach the Finals – Zvezda vs. Mornar
Crvena zvezda mts have won the Game 1, while Mornar immediately responded and tied the score in the series by winning the Game 2. Now we are in front of the 3rd and decisive game in this semi-final series and whoever wins it will advance to the 2018 ABA League Finals. Read more here.

April 1, 2018 - Historic night in Podgorica – Buducnost VOLI reached the Finals
Podgorica will be celebrating for a long time, as they have achieved what they have been dreaming of for several years – they have qualified for the ABA League Finals for the first time in the club’s history. Nikola Ivanovic scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds, dished out 4 assists. Read more here.

April 1, 2018 - ABA league, battle for the Finals – Buducnost VOLI host Cedevita
In the last game of the Semi-finals series between Buducnost VOLI and Cedevita, we will find out the name of the first finalists of the 2017-18 ABA League season – will it be the Podgorica or Zagreb squad? Read more here.

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