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  News archive December 2014


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December 31, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 analysis: Group L
Group L of the Last 32 features the latest sensation from Poland, PGE Turow; a young Spanish team like Baloncesto Seville; double Eurocup champ Lietuvos Rytas and Belgian champ Telenet Ostend. PGE Turow Zgorzelec impressed often during its maiden Euroleague season. Read more here.

December 31, 2014 - New Year’s change in Mega – Musli in, Marelja out
Dejan Musli is back in the ABA League. He will spend the second part of the season in Mega Leks, where he will replace Aleksandar Marelja. Last two seasons Musli was part of Partizan NIS, but he parted ways with Belgrade giant during the summer and has been without club until now. Read more here.

December 30, 2014 - ABA league Round 15 MVP, Josip Sobin, Zadar
Josip Sobin of Zadar is the MVP of the 15th round of ABA League 2014-15 season with the valuation of 38 achieved at the game in the game against MZT Skopje Aerodrom. He scored 15 points and grabbed 19 rebounds. Read more here.

December 30, 2014 - Fenerbahce Ulker stocks backcourt with Zisis
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul reaffirmed its ambitions in the current campaign by adding to its backcourt former Euroleague champion Nikos Zisis on Monday. Zisis (1.95 meters, 31 years old) reached the Eurocup finals with Unics Kazan last season. Read more here.

December 30, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 1: it only gets better and better!
Dear Turkish Airlines Euroleague fans, welcome to the 2014-15 Top 16! The 16 surviving squads were divided into two groups of eight teams based on the final standings from the regular season. The Top 16 consists on a round-robin, 14-game phase. Read more here.

December 30, 2014 - Stellazzurra Rome wins Torneo Citta di Roma!
The 2014 edition of Torneo Citta di Roma, this season’s first stop of the EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT, was won by the host team, Stellazzurra Basketball Academy Rome. Read more here.

December 30, 2014 - Metalac cracked Szolnok in the last quarter
Metalac Farmakom have got their revenge over Szolnoki Olaj for the defeat in the 2nd round of the competition, after they cracked the resistance of Hungarians in the last quarter. For the winning side, Marko Josilo scored 14 points. Read more here.

December 30, 2014 - Usak win EuroChallenge derby
Usak Sportif emerged victorious at the weekend from an engaging clash in the Turkish TBL between two teams which will compete in the EuroChallenge Last 16 in January. Ozan Bulkaz's side snapped the impressive winning run of Trabzonspor Medical Park. Read more here.

December 29, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa adds shooting guard Hansbrough
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria added more fire power to its roster by inking shooting guard Ben Hansbrough for the remainder of the season, the club announced Monday. Hansbrough (1.91 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Grand Rapids of the D-League. Read more here.

December 29, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 analysis: Group K
Group K of the Last 32 features two giants from Germany in Brose Baskets and Bayern Munich, a European classic like Union Olimpija Ljubljana and a new force from France, JDA DIjon. Eurocup debutant JDA Dijon can be proud of its first foray into the competition. Read more here.

December 29, 2014 - Anadolu Efes adds playmaker Heurtel
With the Top 16 only days away, Anadolu Efes Istanbul bolstered its backcourt by signing playmaker Thomas Heurtel, who arrives from Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Heurtel (1.89 meters, 25 years old), signed until the summer of 2017. Read more here.

December 29, 2014 - Galatasaray adds Carter to frontcourt
Galatasaray Liv Hospital signed swingman Justin Carter on Sunday as it continues to reshape its squad ahead of the Top 16. Carter (1.93 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Turkish side Usak Sportif, for whom he averaged 13.9 points and 6.6 rebounds in the Turkish League this season. Read more here.

December 29, 2014 - Mega needed 5 minutes for win
There was no surprise in Sremska Mitrovica. Mega Leks downed Levski at home and finished the year with a win. Because of the injuries and various other reasons team from Sofia arrived in Sremska Mitrovica with only 9 players! Read more here.

December 29, 2014 - Buducnost VOLI topped Igokea
Even without Omar Cook on their roster, Buducnost VOLI needed only one quarter to crack the opponent Igokea in the 15th round game in Moraca. The side from Podgorica made another giant leap towards the playoffs. Read more here.

December 28, 2014 - Macvan and Tepic conquered Novo Mesto
Partizan NIS acquired very, very important win against Krka in Novo Mesto. Milan Macvan and Milenko Tepic with brilliant performances. Belgrade side has reached double-digit lead already in the first quarter. It was 21:11. Read more here.

December 28, 2014 - Florence for another two points of Zadar
Zadar is back on the winning track after beating MZT Skopje Aerodrom at home. James Brian Florence made the most important points for the home team, but he had amazing help in Josip Sobin (index rating 38) and Ive Ivanov (index rating 31)! Read more here.

December 28, 2014 - Cedevita deepened the crisis of Union Olimpija
Union Olimpija badly needed a victory in Zagreb to keep their good position in the standings and end their negative streak, but they just did not manage to achieve it. Cedevita achieved their fourth win in a row. Miro Bilan scored 17 points. Read more here.

December 28, 2014 - Record tied, Zvezda better than Cibona
For the 2nd time this season, Crvena zvezda has beaten Cibona, this time in Hala Pionir and again revenged the Zagreb side for the defeat in the semi-final of the last season's Final Four tournament. With the win they tied the all-time ABA League record in consecutive victories achieved. Read more here.

December 27, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2014-15, Game 14 preview
Last game in 2014 in Regular Season in ABA league. Still the same story, Crvena zvezda Telekom rule with perfect 14-0 record. Buducnost VOLI at the second place have 11-3 record, Cedevita 10-4 record at the third place. Read more here.

December 27, 2014 - Galatasaray signs veteran center Maric
One day after he was released by Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Aleks Maric found a new home. The veteran center signed with Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul and will face Maccabi as well as one of his other former teams, Panathinaikos Athens, in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. Read more here.

December 26, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 analysis: Group J
Group J of the Last 32 features four teams steeped in history at the highest levels of European basketball: former Euroleague champions Limoges CSP and FoxTown Cantu, 2011 Eurocup champion Khimki and two-time continental titlist PAOK. Read more here.

December 26, 2014 - ABA league Round 14 MVP, Nikola Kalinic, Crvena zvezda Telekom
Nikola Kalinic of Crvena zvezda Telekom is the MVP of the 14th round of ABA League 2014-15 season with the valuation of 32 achieved at the game in Sofia against Levski. He made 22 points, with only two misses on the entire game (6-5 for 2pts, 5-4 for 3pts), and added 7 rebounds. Read more here.

December 26, 2014 - Maccabi Electra adds Alexander, releases Maric
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv reshaped its frontline Thursday with the signing of power forward Joe Alexander for the remainder of the season with an option for the 2015-16 season. Maccabi released center Aleks Maric too. Read more here.

December 26, 2014 - Citta di Roma Tournament tips off Saturday!
There will be a new champion at the Torneo Città di Roma, this season’s first stop of the EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT in the Italian capital from December 27-29, 2014. Read more here.

December 26, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 analysis: Group I
Former Eurocup semifinalist and Croatian champion Cedevita Zagreb headlines the list of challengers in Last 32 Group I, which also includes Virtus Rome of Italy, Eurocup debutant Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd of Russia and CAI Zaragoza of Spain. Read more here.

December 26, 2014 - MZT prevailed over Mega
MZT Skopje and Mega Leks played one more exciting game in this season. Only this time, team from Skopje was better. There were a lot of points in the first half, 83 in total. Both teams were eager to finish their attacking plays, but that game brought a pretty interesting basketball to the fans. Read more here.

December 25, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa lands guard Adams
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria signed point guard Darius Adams for the remainder of season. Adams (1.89 meters, 25 years old) arrives from French club SLUC Nancy, which he led to second place in its Eurocup Regular Season group with some of the most impressive numbers in the competition. Read more here.

December 24, 2014 - Metalac stopped Buducnost, Ljubicic hero of Valjevo
Buducnost VOLI has fallen in Valjevo! Host Metalac Farmakom seized a win after a thriller ending which was decided by a free throw of Marko Ljubicic. The first half was marked by missed three pointers. Believe it or not, but until the 18th minute neither team managed to score a 3pts shot! Read more here.

December 24, 2014 - Boris Barac signed three-year contract with Zadar
The latest reinforcement for roster of Zadar is Boris Barac. He signed a three-year contract and might debut already in the next round of the ABA League. Barac started career in Siroki, while last summer he joined Cibona. Read more here.

December 24, 2014 - Easy work for Zvezda in Sofia
Crvena zvezda Telekom has grabbed a convincing victory over Levski in Universiada Hall in Sofia and are staying unbeaten after 14 rounds of this season's competition. Nikola Kalinic was the top scorer of the game with 22 points. Read more here.

December 24, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa, Begic extend deal for rest of season
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria and center Mirza Begic have come to terms for the player to remain with the club for the remainder of the season. Begic (2.16 meters, 29 years old) joined the club last month on a short-term deal to help bolster a frontcourt that had been depleted by injuries. Read more here.

December 24, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 analysis: Group H
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari will compete in the Eurocup Last 32 for the second straight season; last year Coach Meo Sacchetti’s men reached the eighthfinals before falling to ALBA Berlin. Sassari made a splash in its debut Turkish Airlines Euroleague season this year. Read more here.

December 24, 2014 - Cibona back from -16 in a derby match
Union Olimpija has lost the second important derby match in a row. After they were up by already 16 points, they were defeated by Cibona in the end at home in Stožice Arena. This is the fifth win in a row for the Zagreb side. Read more here.

December 24, 2014 - Igokea and Laktasi again deadly for Zadar
Hall in Laktasi remained unconquerable fortress for Zadar. Igokea has been better once again. The crucial period of this game was the third quarter in which Igokea stopped Zadar on only 9 points. It must also be mentioned that away team had problems in attack during the whole game. Read more here.

December 24, 2014 - 100 points for Cedevita, Krka without chance
Krka grabbed a big win last round against Union Olimpija, but as it turned out, the huge triumph left them without enough energy to upgrade the success in Zagreb against another big name of regional basketball, Cedevita. Everything was decided in the first half. Read more here.

December 23, 2014 - Sinovec left Szolnok and returned to Skopje
Stefan Sinovec is no longer player of Szolnoki Olaj, excellent scorer will continue career in MZT Skopje Aerodrom. Sinovec was the second best scorer of Szolnoki Olaj in this season, averaging 10,5 points per game. Read more here.

December 23, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 analysis: Group G
The 2014 Eurocup runner-up returns to the competition after coming within a few points of a spot in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. Unics Kazan stormed through the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds and made quite an impact in Group A. Read more here.

December 23, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2014-15, Game 14 preview
Just one day after last game in Round 13 has finished and Crvena zvezda Telekom set new record in ABA league with 13 straight wins, Round 14 is already here. Crvena zvezda Telekom dominate competition with perfect 13-0 record . Read more here.

December 23, 2014 - ABA league Round 13 MVP, Josip Sobin, Zadar
Josip Sobin of Zadar is the MVP of the 13th round of ABA League 2014-15 season with the valuation of 31 achieved at the game in Valjevo against Metalac Farmakom. He made 17 points, had 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals for the overall index rating of 31! Read more here.


December 23, 2014 - Barcelona: Scoring king Navarro out 6 weeks with muscle tear
The Euroleague career scoring leader, Juan Carlos Navarro, will miss the start of the Top 16 after suffering a torn muscle in his right thigh in a Spanish League game over the weekend. The club expects Navarro to be out for six weeks. Read more here.

December 23, 2014 - Record! Crvena zvezda won 13th in a row
Crvena zvezda Telekom has set the new ABA League record, as they have won their 13th game in a row at the beginning of 2014-15 season, which is the best start ever of any team in the entire ABA League history. For the winning side, Maik Zirbes topped the scorers' list with 13 points. Read more here.

December 23, 2014 - Tartu lift Estonian Cup trophy
EuroChallenge Last 16 participants Tartu University Rock have successfully defended their Estonian Cup title, by breezing past rivals Rakvere Tarvas 84-66 in the big final on Sunday. Janar Talts led the charge for Tartu with a 15-point, 17-rebound double-double. Read more here.

December 22, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for December: Devin Smith, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
In his first three seasons at Maccabi Electra, Devin Smith was considered to be one of the team’s most important players, but often his contributions couldn’t be simply measured by statistics. That changed in December, when the veteran forward took on an even greater role. Read more here.

December 22, 2014 - Buducnost VOLI unstoppable in Pionir
Buducnost VOLI has beaten Partizan NIS on the road in Belgrade Hala Pionir and won extremely important two points against one of the rivals for the playoff spot at the end of the season. Suad Sehovic led Buducnost VOLi with 18 points. Read more here.

December 22, 2014 - Cedevita survived late drama against Szolnok
Cedevita somehow survived game against Szolnoki Olaj. Team from Zagreb was constantly in lead, but at the end visitors had a game winner shot… Wittmann missed it. Miro Bilan led Cedevita with 15 points, Pilepic and Delas added 10 points each. Read more here.

December 21, 2014 - FC Barcelona brings in Jackson from ASVEL Lyon
FC Barcelona signed shooting guard Edwin Jackson for the remainder of season, the club announced Saturday. Jackson (1.90 meters, 25 years old) arrives from ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne, where he averaged 14.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 10 Eurocup games this season. Read more here.

December 21, 2014 - Florence show in Valjevo
Crazy three pointers, late drama, overtime... It was very exciting in Valjevo on Saturday evening, but after all home fans left the Hall pretty disappointed. Because James Brian Florence made 32 points and led Zadar toward victory over Metalac Farmakom. Read more here.

December 21, 2014 - Crazy derby turned the things around
As it often happens in the derby games, the whole situation turned around completely in Novo mesto for Krka and Union Olimpija. Krka won for the first time after 6 straight defeats, while Olimpija suffered their first defeat in the last four games. Read more here.

December 21, 2014 - Cibona scores four in a row
Cibona has defeated Levski on the road in Sofia and has achieved their fourth triumph in a row, which makes them a serious candidate for one of the top four positions at the end of the season. Marin Rozic became the top scorer of the game with 17 points on his account. Read more here.

December 21, 2014 - Igokea disarmed Mega in Laktasi
Thanks to excellent defense in the third quarter Igokea has managed to break resistance of Mega Leks and score another win in the ABA League. Zeljko Lukajic, head coach of Igokea, said before the match that his team just have to stop quick game of Mega Leks. Read more here.

December 20, 2014 - Buducnost released Sheehey and signed Paunic
A major change in the roster of Buducnost VOLI. Club has terminated contract with Will Sheehey, and signed Ivan Paunic as a replacement! Also, team from Podgorica parted ways with point guard Aleksandar Capin. Read more here.

December 20, 2014 - Peter Lorant no longer in Szolnok
Before the beginning of the 13th round of ABA League, Szolnoki Olaj has officially announced that Hungary national team member Peter Lorant is no longer a member of their team. They reached the mutual decision of contract terminate with the player. Read more here.

December 20, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 10 bwin MVP: Ioannis Bourousis, Real Madrid
He has long been among the premier big men in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. On Thursday, Ioannis Bourousis recorded his best performance since he joined Real Madrid last season and in the process became the bwin MVP for Regular Season Round 10. Read more here.

December 20, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2014-15, Game 13 preview
Half way in 2014-15 ABA Adriatic league Regular season. Crvena zvezda Telekom is at the top with perfect 12-0 record. Buducnost VOLI is at position two with 10-2 record. Cedevita and Union Olimpija with identical record 8-4 shares third and fourth position. Read more here.

December 20, 2014 - Euroleague: Victories for Zvezda and Cedevita
Crvena zvezda Telekom has finished 2nd in Euroleague Group D after beating Laboral Kutxa in the last round of regular season. Cedevita celebrated in Berlin against Alba and achieved their 3rd Euroleague win of the season. Read more here.

December 20, 2014 - The field for the Eurocup Last 32 is set
The field for the 2014-15 Eurocup Last 32 is set. The second stage of competition’s 13th season will start January 6, 2015, and has all the ingredients to add to the Eurocup’s rich tradition, featuring teams from 15 different countries, no less than four former Eurocup champions. Read more here.

December 20, 2014 - Mire Chatman, the leading scorer in Eurocup history, retires
The leading scorer in Eurocup history, Mire Chatman, retired from the game of basketball after Ventspils’s run in the Eurocup came to an end on Wednesday. The 36-year-old Chatman is hanging up his shorts after a brilliant career. Read more here.

December 19, 2014 - Predrag Samardziski joins MZT Skopje Aerodrom
Predrag Samardziski is officially the new player of MZT Skopje Aerodrom. He will arrive in Skopje on Saturday, but coach will decide whether experienced center will make a debut already in the next round of the ABA League. Read more here.

December 19, 2014 - Gruda is EuroLeague Women Week 7 top performer
Sandrine Gruda could not prevent her club UMMC Ekaterinburg from losing their unbeaten status but delivered a fantastic individual performance to claim EuroLeague Women Week 7 Top Performer honours. Read more here.

December 19, 2014 - Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injury
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr could only shake his head and grin while Kevin Durant put on the best performance of his young season in the first half. Kerr and the Warriors were a lot happier they didn't have to deal with Durant in the second half. Read more here.

December 19, 2014 - EuroCup Women Eighth-Final pairings confirmed
The pairings of the EuroCup Women Eighth-Finals have been set after the conclusion of the competition's Regular Season, on Thursday.The winners and runners-up of the eight Regular Season groups progressed to the Second Round. Read more here.

December 19, 2014 - Sixth time lucky for reigning champions
Defending EuroLeague Women champions Galatasaray odeabank finally recorded a first win of the season at the sixth attempt with a 64-53 success at Wisla Can-Pack. Nuria Martinez delivered a remarkable all-round performance with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Read more here.

December 19, 2014 - Dynamo Kursk pip UMMC in thriller
The last unbeaten record in EuroLeague Women has gone after Dynamo Kursk claimed a dramatic 78-77 Group B success at UMMC Ekaterinburg. Seimone Augustus scored a game-high 24 points for Kursk, including the gam-winning free throw. Read more here.

December 19, 2014 - Istanbul Universitesi snap up last ticket
There was only one precious pass left on offer for the EuroCup Women Eighth-Finals on the last day of the regular season and it was snapped up by Istanbul Universitesi. Greek star Artemis Spanou paved the way for the Turkish club to make it to the next stage of the competition, with 13 points. Read more here.

December 19, 2014 - Butler scores 35, Bulls beat Knicks 103-97
In a game missing Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony, it was Jimmy Butler who played like a star. Butler scored a career-high 35 points and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 103-97 on Thursday night. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 10 MVP: Milan Macvan, Partizan NIS Belgrade
Although his team could not advance to the Last 32, Milan Macvan helped Partizan NIS Belgrade finish its Eurocup campaign strong with a performance that earned him the MVP honor for Round 10 of the regular season. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 10: Plenty left to be decided!
The 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season comes to an end in Round 10 with a lot yet to be decided. There are still three open spots in the Top 16 being fought for: two in Group A and one in Group D. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - FC Barcelona extends coach Pascual
FC Barcelona reached an agreement in principle with head coach Xavi Pascual to extends his contract until the end of the 2016-17 season, the club announced Wednesday. Pascual, age 42, was promoted to the head coach position in February 2008, replacing Dusko Ivanovic. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - Ksistof Lavrinovic returns to Lithuania, signs for Lietuvos Rytas
Ksistof Lavrinovic is returning to his native Lithuania to play for Lietuvos Rytas for the remainder of the season. The two-time All-Euroleague selection arrives from Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, which he joined on a two-month contract earlier this season to fill in for his injured twin brother, Darjus. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - DeShone McClure signed for Igokea
DeShone McClure is a new player of Igokea. American shooting guard has signed a contract until February, when two sides will decide if cooperation will be extended. DeShone McClure (24 years, 191 cm) has studied on University of Central Arkansas. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - Mega Leks loaned Masan Vrbica
Masan Vrbica will spend the rest of the season in KK Teodo Tivat as a loaned player of Mega Leks. Young point guard has played 9 games in the ABA League this season and had an avarage stats of 0,6 points and 0,6 assists per match. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - Buducnost knows all rivals, Olimpija misses only one
Union Olimpija and Buducnost VOLI got their opponents in the next stage of the Eurocup, while Partizan NIS and Szolnoki Olaj have finished their road in style. Buducnost VOLI failed to beat PAOK at home despite a late comeback. Greek side was better in overtime. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - Fenerbahce outlast gutsy Nadezhda
Fenerbahce fought off visiting Nadezhda 65-54 to complete another unbeaten EuroLeague Women calendar year on their own floor and extend their winning streak at home to a spectacular 24 games. Angel McCoughtry led Fenerbahce with 20 points. Read more here.

December 18, 2014 - Prague find range against BLMA
A strong offensive performance by ZVVZ USK Prague took down Basket Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration 80-69 to get them back on a winning track in EuroLeague Women Group A. Laia Palau served an amazing 12 assists for the game. Read more here.

December 17, 2014 - ALBA center Wohlfarth out 10 weeks
ALBA Berlin's low-post rotation took a big hit Tuesday with the news that center Jonas Wohlfarth will miss about 10 weeks with a broken bone in his right hand. "This is a major loss for us. We need him as an energizer," ALBA coach Sasa Obradovic said. Read more here.

December 17, 2014 - Legend Stojakovic honoured in NBA
FIBA World Cup and EuroBasket champion Peja (Predrag) Stojakovic became on Tuesday night the fourth European player in history to see his jersey number retired by an NBA franchise. The Sacramento Kings retired the Serbian sharp-shooter's no. 16 jersey. Read more here.

December 17, 2014 - Wessels is EuroChallenge Week 6 top performer
Stefan Wessels of SPM Shoeters Den Bosch set two stratospheric records to be proclaimed the Week 6 Top Statistical Performer in the EuroChallenge. He registered the highest efficiency rating by any player this season, 43, in his team's 115-108 loss at Södertälje Kings. Read more here.

December 17, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 confirmed
The EuroChallenge Regular Season wrapped up on Tuesday night with the last five spots still available in the Last 16 of the competition claimed. There was no shortage of intrigue coming into the final evening of the Regular Season. Read more here.

December 17, 2014 - Last Eighth-Final tickets up for grabs
There are three tickets remaining for the EuroCup Women Eighth-Finals as well as plenty of jostling for the best possible rankings as the competition prepares for the last week of the regular season. Read more here.

December 17, 2014 - Fells' big finish sees Usak through
Courtney Fells shocked Siauliai with a half-court runner to beat the buzzer and give Usak Sportif a 78-75 win, which books their place in EuroChallenge Last 16. Their Lithuanian hosts were understandably dejected at the buzzer, after Sulskis had led their challenge with 12 points. Read more here.

December 17, 2014 - Skyliners soar into Last 16
Fraport Skyliners secured their place in the EuroChallenge Last 16 with an 87-72 success at Boras Basket. Sean Armand led balanced Frankfurt offence with 18 points. James Miller and Christian Maraker each scored 22 points and were the only Boras players to score in double figures. Read more here.

December 17, 2014 - Consolation win for Kings
Sodertalje Kings have emerged victorious in a EuroChallenge epic, needing double overtime to account for the visiting SPM Shoeters 115-108. Darko Jukic led all scorers on the night with 29 points, Toni Bizaca and Christopher Czerapowicz each adding 24 for the winning side. Read more here.

December 16, 2014 - Spain to host 2018 Women's World Cup
FIBA on Tuesday announced that Spain will host the first-ever FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup in 2018. Spain and Israel presented the two bids shortlisted to host the biggest women's basketball tournament. Twenty-three of the 26 members making up FIBA's Central Board voted. Read more here.

December 16, 2014 - ABA league Round 12 MVP, Nenad Miljenovic, Mega Leks
Nenad Miljenovic of Mega Leks is the MVP of the 12th round of ABA League 2014/15 season with the valuation of 30 achieved at the game against Metalac Farmakom. Young point guard of Mega Leks acquired another double-double, he made 15 points and had 11 assists. Read more here.

December 16, 2014 - Eurocup Regular Season, Round 10: looking for the 24th team!
The 2014-15 Eurocup regular season has come to its final week. Three teams are battling for one remaining Last 32 spot, while many others aim for the higher spots in the standings. Two teams having a chance to finish the regular season undefeated. Read more here.

December 16, 2014 - Record tied, Zvezda defeated Igokea
Crvena zvezda Telekom has tied the all time ABA league record in consecutive wins from the beginning of the season! Red and whites have defeated Igokea at home and collected 12th win in a row. Nikola Kalinic led Crvena zvezda with 13 points. Read more here.

December 16, 2014 - Player of the year voting commences
FIBA Europe is proud to announce the beginning of voting for FIBA Europe Player of the Year 2014. This year marks the tenth occasion in which FIBA Europe has held the annual vote. Candidates have been selected for awards in: Men, Women, Young Men and Young Women. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Krasny Oktyabr adds size with Jackson
On its way to the Last 32 in its first Eurocup season, Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd of Russia has added frontcourt help by signing center Rick Jackson for the remainder of the season. Jackson (2.06 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Euroleague Basketball mourns CSKA junior
Euroleague Basketball joins the family of CSKA Moscow and all Russian basketball in mourning the sudden, premature passing on Monday of 17-year-old junior player Ruslan Gagloev. The young player collapsed during a morning practice. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Kings fire coach Michael Malone after differences in style
After a season-plus of an uneasy partnership, the Sacramento Kings fired coach Michael Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Malone was informed of the decision on Sunday night, in the wake of losing seven of nine games without ill star center DeMarcus Cousins. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Bryant passes Jordan for 3rd on scoring list
The Los Angeles Lakers star passed Michael Jordan for third on the NBA's career scoring list Sunday night in a 100-94 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Bryant entered the game needing nine points to pass the icon with whom he is often compared. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Mixed fortunes for EuroChallenge Last 16 candidates
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch had the weekend off in the Dutch Basketball League, while the two other teams in this group who are also in the race for qualification to the Last 16 took to the court on Saturday and were rewarded with a morale boost. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Novi Sad win 3x3 All Stars
Team Novi Sad dominated Doha 20-12 in Friday's final of the FIBA 3x3 All Stars, which was staged on Katara Beach with the city skyline on the horizon. Marko Savic topped all scorers in the deciding game, with eight points, including three shots from behind the arc. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Fenerbahce finally falter
There was joy for Besiktas as they became the first TKBL side to inflict a loss on the previously perfect Fenerbahce as they claimed a famous 78-77 victory. 34 points from Angel McCoughtry was not enough to see Fenerbahce avoid their first domestic defeat of the season. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Cedevita handed Buducnost first home defeat
With a show of three pointers, Cedevita managed to reject every attack of Buducnost VOLI at the end of the game and to get away from Moraca with two points, as the very first team this season. Nemanja Gordic scored 16 points to top the scorers' list. For Buducnost VOLI, Sehovic had 13. Read more here.

December 15, 2014 - Champions are back in the Playoffs race
Cibona had some difficulties in the game against MZT Skopje Aerodrom, but eventually managed to collect a valuable win. Team from Zagreb had the lead from the first to the last minute! When you manage to do that, you definitely deserve to win the game. Read more here.

December 14, 2014 - Mega enjoys "run and gun" basketball
Mega Leks had four outstanding players in the game against Metalac Farmakom, and those guys took care that points stay in Sremska Mitrovica.
It was a “run and gun” basketball in Sremska Mitrovica, and you can guess who was thrilled to play like that. Read more here.

December 14, 2014 - Zadar won the thriller in Visnjik
Zadar came victorious out from the last minute thriller at home in Visnjik against Partizan NIS. After they have been ahead of the opponent for the whole game, they grabbed the win deservedly. James Florence was the x-factor and the top scorer of the game with 25 points. Read more here.

December 14, 2014 - Important win keeps Szolnoki Olaj in the Playoffs race
Szolnoki Olaj was better than their direct rival from the upper part of the standings Krka at home in Tiszaliget Sports Hall and remains in touch with the teams from the playoffs zone. Strahinja Milosevic was the top scorer of Szolnok this time with 15 points scored for the winning side. Read more here.

December 14, 2014 - Marinovic, Muric and Omic took Olimpija over Levski
Union Olimpija handed Levski 10th defeat in a row in the ABA League and will remain the playoff position after 12 rounds played this season. Dino Muric and Alen Omic shined against the Bulgarian side. Marinovic was the top scorer of the game with 23 points. Read more here.

December 13, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 9 bwin MVP: Dusko Savanovic, FC Bayern Munich
Dusko Savanovic of FC Bayern Munich saved his best for his team's last Turkish Airlines Euroleague home game of the season. Savanovic scored a career-high 31 points – including 14 in the fourth quarter – to lead Bayern to a come-from-behind 95-89 victory over PGE Turow Zgorzelec. Read more here.

December 13, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2014-15, Game 12 preview
Crvena zvezda Telekom with perfect 11-0 record is still at the top of 2014-15 ABA league Regular Season. Buducnost VOLI is at the second place with 10-1 record. Cedevita and Union Olimpija hold third position with 7-4 record. Levski Sofia wins only once in this season. Read more here.

December 13, 2014 - Fatal last 2 minutes for Zvezda in Piraeus
Crvena zvezda Telekom played a great game on the road in Euroleague against Olympiacos Piraeus, but lost due to a 9:2 negative run in the final two minutes of the game. Cedevita lost to Maccabi Electra at home. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - Taurasi is EuroLeague Women Week 6 top performer
Diana Taurasi once again came up with a stellar performance for UMMC Ekaterinburg in EuroLeague Women Regular Season and earned Week 6 Top Performer honours while keeping her team unbeaten. Croatian center Marija Rezan claimed second spot on the list. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - After surgery, Basic will be out for two months
One of the greatest hopes of Zadar basketball Lovre Basic will have to wait around two months in order to prove himself again at the ABA League courts. The problem is the meniscus injury of his right knee, because of which he will have to be operated. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - Pilepic shined but Maccabi was too strong
Cedevita did not manage to repeat the sensation from the Euroleague Regular Season 4th round when they beat the European champions Maccabi on the road. This time, the Israelis won in Zagreb. Fran Pilepic has shown an excellent individual performance. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - Harden scores 44 to lead Rockets over Kings in OT
Although he struggled to hit shots in regulation, James Harden demonstrated in overtime why he's the NBA's leading scorer. Harden scored a season-high 44 points, including 10 in the extra period, and also had eight assists to lead the Houston Rockets over the Sacramento Kings 113-109. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - Fenerbahce blast past Schio
Fenerbahce found another gear to rise above Beretta Famila Schio in the fourth quarter and claim a 75-59 EuroLeague Women Group B victory in Italy on Thursday. Tina Charles finished with a game-high 21 points, to go with five rebounds and three assists. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - First EuroBasket 2015 tickets on sale Thursday
The first EuroBasket 2015 tickets will go on sale on Thursday, beginning with Group A (Montpellier, France), Group D (Riga, Latvia) and the Final Phase (Lille Metropole, France). Four different ticket options in four different categories will be offered to fans. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - Peterson is EuroChallenge Week 5 top performer
Travis Peterson of Avtodor Saratov has edged out four other players, in the most-hotly contested race so far in this EuroChallenge season, to be named Week 5 Top Statistical Performer. He registered an efficiency rating of 35 on Tuesday night. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - Bayern's Benzing sidelined with ankle injury
FC Bayern Munich forward Robin Benzing will miss the remainder of his team's Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign after suffering an ankle injury in training. Benzing will be sidelined for six weeks. He was the only player to start all eight of Bayern’s Euroleague games thus far. Read more here.

December 12, 2014 - Westbrook powers Thunder over Cavaliers
Westbrook finished with 26 points and eight assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 103-94 win over the LeBron James-less Cleveland Cavaliers. Contest was billed as a matchup of the last two NBA MVPs, but Durant was the only one to play as James sat out with a left knee problem. Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 9 MVP: Darius Johnson-Odom, FoxTown Cantu
The ninth round of the regular season in the Eurocup almost sealed all the Last 32 tickets. There just one left for grabs in Group C, but the other 23 have been allocated. One of the teams that snatched one up this week was FoxTown Cantu in Group B, thanks to a home win over JDA Dijon. Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Buducnost advanced to the next stage!
Buducnost VOLI has secured a spot in the next stage of the Eurocup, despite defeat in Russia against Lokomotiv Kuban! Because, PAOK overpowered Ventspils in Thessaloniki, and that result secured the fourth spot in Group for Budućnost VOLI! Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Jeremic left, Katnic reinforced Igokea
Igokea mutually terminated their cooperation with guard Mladen Jeremic, who arrived to Aleksandrovac this summer. The new player of the squad, led by Zeljko Lukajic, is Dusan Katnic. 194 cm tall Katnic was a member of U16, U17 and U20 national teams of Serbia. Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Kursk rally to go four in a row
EuroLeague Women newcomers Dynamo Kursk had to overturn a 15 point deficit at home to ZVVZ USK Prague to ride out 70-65 winners and record a fabulous fourth straight success in Group A. Nnemkadi Ogwumike was paramount to another Dynamo Kursk success. Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Gussing through after overtime
Magnofit Gussing Knights needed overtime to qualify for the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge with a 93-84 Group F win over Atomeromu SE Paks. Aleksandar Georgiev led Gussing with 26 points while Christopher Dunn scored 17, with Travis Taylor collecting 16 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Nanterre stay perfect with close win
JSF Nanterre maintained their stranglehold on Group E of the EuroChallenge but needed to withstand a late rally to stay unbeaten with a 96-86 win over Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portugal. Kyle Weems shared a team-high 18 points with Jamal Shuler. Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Enisey book Last 16 ticket
BC Enisey secured their place in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge with an 84-69 road win over USAK Sportif in Group H. Enisey came up big in the first and fourth quarters, holding off a second-half rally from the hosts before pulling away for victory. Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Bourges bounce back against Torun
Still stinging from their heavy loss in Istanbul last week, Tango Bourges returned to winning ways in EuroLeague Women after cruising past Energa Torun 72-54 in Group B. Danielle Adams standing out after adding 20 points. Read more here.

December 11, 2014 - Taurasi turns it on for UMMC in Kosice
Diana Taurasi turned on the style for UMMC Ekaterinburg as they protected their unbeaten EuroLeague Women record by gliding to a 71-51 Group A win at Good Angels Kosice. Slovakian champions fell to 1-5 for the season and continue in their search for a first-ever success against UMMC. Read more here.

December 10, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 9: decisive games ahead!
The 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season is in its crunch-time as six more Top 16 tickets are waiting to be claimed with two games to go. There are several key battles between teams aiming for open Top 16 spots. Read more here.

December 10, 2014 - Le Mans advance with rout
Knowing a win would be enough to see them through to the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge, Le Mans left absolutely no doubt with a 96-62 rout of KTP-Basket in Group G. Rodrigue Beaubois scored 19 points for Le Mans in a rout of KTP-Basket. Read more here.

December 10, 2014 - Den Bosch top Ulm to stay alive
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch used a huge first quarter to keep themselves alive in Group A of the EuroChallenge with an 87-76 victory over Ratiopharm Ulm. Christopher Denson led SPM Shoeters to victory with 27 points. Read more here.

December 10, 2014 - Okapi advance after shoot-out
Okapi Aalstar booked their ticket to the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge in style as they beat Boras Basket 119-118 in overtime of a thrilling shoot-out. Ioana Tofi led Okapi with 32 points while Clark had 31. Miller led Boras with 34 while dishing out eight assists. Read more here.

December 10, 2014 - Nikola Tijanic left Mega Leks
After three years of successful cooperation, Mega Leks and Nikola Tijanic (20) parted ways. Club has announced that Tijanic will continue career in Basketball Club Jagodina. Talented small forward played two games in the ABA League this season and scored 4 points in total. Read more here.

December 10, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season Round 6 disciplinary sanctions
Euroleague Basketball has announced disciplinary sanctions pertaining to incidents that occurred in Round 6 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. The sanctions are based on infractions of the competition by-laws that all teams are aware of and obliged to fulfill. Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - PAOK brings back Bremer
PAOK Thessaloniki announced the signing of American guard Ernest 'JR' Bremer, who will be incorporated in the team roster in the following days, in order to cover the void created by the injury of captain Kostas Charalampidis. Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - Dusko Vujosevic suspended, again
For the 11th round game between Partizan NIS and Mega Vizura, Partizan NIS and head coach Dusko Vujosevic are fined, while Vujosevic is also suspended for three games. It is second time for Vujosevic to be suspended in this ABA league season. Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - ABA league Round 11 MVP, Andrija Bojic, Mega Leks
Andrija Bojic of Mega Leks is the MVP of the 11th round of ABA League 2014-15 season with the valuation of 29 achieved at the game in Belgrade against Partizan NIS. This is the first time since the start of the season that we have the MVP from the team which has lost the game. Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - FC Barcelona's Oleson to miss a month
FC Barcelona guard Brad Oleson suffered an ankle injury in a Spanish League game over the weekend that will sideline him for four weeks. The club’s medical staff evaluated the injury on the left leg on Monday to determine the best course of treatment. Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - Zvezda close to the record, 11 and counting
Crvena zvezda Telekom is just one step away from tying the all time record of the ABA League in consecutive wins from the start of the season. Belgrade side has beaten Metalac Farmakom away and scored 11th victory in a row! Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - Eurocup Regular Season, Round 9: it's crunch time!
There are two rounds of games to go in the regular season and 10 tickets for the Last 32 to still to be handed out, so Round 9 is set to be loaded with high drama. With 2 undefeated teams looking to extend their streak, we are in for a number of must-win games with everything on the line. Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - One Team Games supporting Special Olympics a success
A parade of smiling faces at Turkish Airlines Euroleague arenas throughout the continent over the last fortnight gave the perfect proof of the power of sport to give positive attention to marginalized communities. Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - Bosnjak led Zadar to the victory in Zagreb
In the match of the 11th round of ABA League, Zadar upset the Euroleague side Cedevita on the road in Dom Sportova, Zagreb. Domagoj Bosnjak (17 points) and Henrik Sirko (13) shined for Zadar. Zadar achieved a valuable victory after a last minute thriller with a 3-point advantage. Read more here.

December 9, 2014 - Collect the stickers with ABA League stars
For the first time ever, a true excitement for all generations, the official ABA League sticker album is published. Collect the stars of ABA League basketball. For those, that will collect all the stickers in the album, ABA League has prepared special prizes. Read more here.

December 8, 2014 - EuroBasket 2015 Draw completed
The path to EuroBasket 2015 officially took shape in Disneyland, Paris, following the Official Draw for Europe's premier basketball event. The European basketball family gathered to witness the Draw which saw Europe's 24 elite men's national teams divided into groups of four. Read more here.

December 8, 2014 - Nizhny Novgorod: Rochestie, three weeks out
Nizhny Novgorod is set to face the remainder of the regular season without playmaker and floor general Taylor Rochestie, the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague top scorer, who will be sidelined for three weeks due to an abdominal injury. Read more here.

December 8, 2014 - Zalgiris adds point guard Cherry
Battling for a place in the Top 16 with two games left in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Zalgiris Kaunas added depth to its perimeter with the addition of point guard Will Cherry, the club announced Sunday. Read more here.

December 8, 2014 - Glorious return of Aleksandar Pavlovic
Partizan NIS has defeated Mega Leks at home court, mostly thanks to one guy – Aleksandar Pavlovic. On his debut in the ABA League in this season, Pavlovic made 26 points and presented himself as a new leader of the Belgrade giant. Read more here.

December 8, 2014 - Major comeback by MZT Skopje Aerodrom
MZT Skopje Aerodrom made a major comeback from being down by 19 points against Levski at home in Jane Sandanski Arena and escaped from the danger zone at the bottom of the standings. Dion Dixon was the top scorer of the game with 16 points scored. Read more here.

December 7, 2014 - Mavericks start fast, rout Bucks 125-102
Chandler Parsons did some extra work on his shooting in the morning, then made 11 of 14 shots on Sunday night. Parsons' 28 points helped the Dallas Mavericks roll to a 125-102 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Read more here.

December 7, 2014 - Champions showed class in Laktasi
Cibona is back! Reigning champion of the ABA League scored a valuable win in Laktasi against Igokea and made a big step toward the top part of the standings. Cibona arrived in Laktasi without Jerel Blassingame who has left the team recently. Read more here.

December 7, 2014 - Krka powerless against Buducnost VOLI
Buducnost VOLI has added one more win in ABA League. This time, team from Podogrica was better than Krka away. Away squad was keeping the safe distance for the whole time and wrote down important win in Novo Mesto. Read more here.

December 7, 2014 - Third win against Szolnok for Olimpija
Union Olimpija achieved their third win against Szolnoki Olaj this season and will stay among the best four teams of the league after 11 rounds played. Paolo Marinelli and Blaz Mahkovic led the way for Union Olimpija in scoring with 14 points achieved each. Read more here.

December 7, 2014 - Durant, Thunder hand Pistons 12th straight loss
The Detroit Pistons hadn't won since beating the Oklahoma City Thunder last mont. For much of Sunday night, it looked like they were going to do it again. Josh Smith, though, missed a potential winning 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds to play, and the Thunder held on for a 96-94 victory. Read more here.

December 6, 2014 - Zadar parted ways with Bubalo
Domagoj Bubalo is not a player of Zadar anymore. Club has officially announced that two sides have broken a contract, because player insisted to leave. Bubalo played five games for Zadar in this season, but spent only 32 minutes on the court. He managed to score 6 points along the way. Read more here.

December 6, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 8 bwin MVP: D'or Fischer, Unics Kazan
With one of the finer performances seen in any Turkish Airlines Euroleague game this decade, center D'or Fischer continued his brilliant stretch of play for Unics Kazan and earned the bwin MVP award for Round 8 of the regular season. Read more here.

December 6, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda qualified for the Euroleague TOP 16!
Crvena zvezda Telekom has qualified for the TOP 16 phase of the Euroleague after beating Valencia away! On the other hand, Cedevita lost in Moscow against CSKA, but still has chances to reach the fourth spot in the Group. Read more here.

December 6, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2014-15, Game 11 preview
After ten played games in ABA Adriatic league Regular Season, Crvena zvezda Telekom is still undefeated with perfect 10-0 record. Buducnost VOLI hold position number 2 with 9-1 record, and Cedevita position 3 with 7-3 record. Read more here.

December 5, 2014 - EuroBasket 2015 Draw set for Monday
The European basketball community will have their attention firmly focused on Disneyland, Paris on Monday, where the EuroBasket 2015 Draw will take place at 16:30 (CET). For the first time ever in 2015, EuroBasket will be hosted by more than one country. Read more here.

December 5, 2014 - Agu Spor Kulubu move for Whalen
In a bid to boost their prospects of making the EuroLeague Women play-offs, Agu Spor Kulubu have turned to Lindsay Whalen. Having recently spent time on Turkish soil winning gold at the FIBA World Championship for Women, the 32-year-old will now head back en-route to Kayseri. Read more here.

December 5, 2014 - Jerel Blassingame left Cibona
Cibona will continue their ABA League journey without point guard Jerel Blassingame, who left the club after the expiry of his three month contract with the Wolves. More burden is no expected to be placed on the latest reinforcement of Cibosi – point guard Vlado Ilievski. Read more here.

December 5, 2014 - Announcing the Euroleague Basketball adidas Next Generation Tournament!
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that adidas, Europe's leading sportswear manufacturer has become the title sponsor of the world's best elite international junior tournament, forming an alliance of excellence that promises to benefit European basketball prospects. Read more here.

December 5, 2014 - Match point for Zvezda, Cedevita hopes for miracle
This is an away week for ABA League clubs in the Euroelague. Crvena zvezda Telekom travels to Spain to face Valencia, while Cedevita goes to Russia to meet CSKA Moscow. The game in Valencia is actually the first “match point” for Crvena zvezda Telekom. Read more here.

December 5, 2014 - Karpunina fires Noginsk to Eighth-Finals
Russia national team shooter Marina Karpunina fired Spartak Noginsk into the next phase of EuroCup Women on Thursday night, with Chevakata and Villeneuve d'Ascq also safely passing to the Eighth-Finals. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Galatasaray signs big man Young
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul reenforced its frontcourt on Wednesday by signing power forward Patric Young for the rest of the season. Young arrives from four season with University of Florida, where he finished with averages of 11 points and 6.4 rebounds in his last year. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Robinson is EuroLeague Women Week 5 top performer
Angelica Robinson delivered a performance to remember on Wednesday night for a season-best efficiency rating of 49, claiming EuroLeague Women Week 5 Top Performer honours. Robinson stole the limelight with 31 points, 18 rebounds and five assists. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 8 MVP: Guillermo Hernangomez, Baloncesto Seville
More teams advanced to the Last 32 in Round 8 of the regular season, and some others got crucial wins to stay alive in the race. In the latter group was Baloncesto Seville, who defeated Virtus Rome at home by 98-80, led by a huge Guillermo Hernangomez. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Maraker is EuroChallenge Week 4 top performer
Christian Maraker of Boras Basket came up with a monstrous double-double display on Tuesday night to walk away with EuroChallenge Regular Season Week 4 Top Statistical Performer honours. The Swedish international registered an efficiency index rating of 39. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Olimpija already in the next stage, Buducnost close
Union Olimpija has qualified for the second stage of the Eurocup, while Buducnost VOLI is very close to do the same. On the other hand, Partizan NIS and Szolnoki Olaj have been eliminated. After downing Szolnoki Olaj, squad of Ales Pipan secured one of the top four spots in the Pool. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Fantastic Fenerbahce fly past Bourges
Fenerbahce responded to their first EuroLeague Women defeat of the season last week by making a serious statement with a devastating 75-50 win against Tango Bourges. Tina Charles was at the top of her game on Wednesday night, finishing with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Vadeeva gets Sparta&K into Eighth Finals
Another impressive effort from teenage star Maria Vadeeva propelled Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje into the EuroCup Women Eighth Finals where they will be joined by a trio of other clubs who also progressed. Sidney Spencer led the way with 15 points and eight rebounds. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Biella keep European dream alive
Bonprix Biella have claimed another European scalp, this time coming from behind to defeat KTP-Basket 81-77, giving them wins over all three of their Group G opponents. Raymond finished with 18 points, whilst Voskuil was at his influential best with 25. Read more here.

December 4, 2014 - Robinson dazzles for Avenida in Torun
Angelica Robinson produced the best display of her EuroLeague Women career to inspire an 89-77 win for CB Avenida at Energa Torun as the Spanish side continued their vibrant start to the season. The center caught fire and produced a simply eye-bulging 31 points and 18 rebounds. Read more here.

December 3, 2014 - Coach Aco Petrovic passed away
Euroleague Basketball joins the family of Serbian and European basketball in mourning the premature passing of head coach Aleksandar "Aco" Petrovic on Tuesday in Belgrade. Mr. Petrovic was 55 years old and had battled ALS in recent years. Read more here.

December 3, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 8: it's crunch time!
A lot can happen in the final three weeks of the 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, starting this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. In Round 8, two teams can clinch first place, six others can qualify to the Top 16, and some others could mathematically run out of chances. Read more here.

December 3, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa picks up scorer James
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria bolstered its backcourt with the signing of guard Mike James, who arrives from Kolossos Rhodes. The contract is contingent on James passing a medical exam. James (1.85 meters, 24 years old) was the top scorer in the Greek League this season before coming to Vitoria. Read more here.

December 3, 2014 - Nanterre book Last 16 ticket
JSF Nanterre scored the final nine points of the night to stay perfect in Group E of the EuroChallenge by beating winless Kataja Basket 102-92 in a shoot-out. Jamal Shuler had 22 points for Nanterre while Johan Passave-Ducteil added 21. Read more here.

December 3, 2014 - Avtodor waltz into Last 16
Micah Downs and Jeremy Chappell scored 19 points apiece as Avtodor waltzed into the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge with a 101-66 rout of Tofas. Avtodor knew one more win would be enough after their perfect start in Group D and they left nothing to doubt with a dominating performance. Read more here.


December 3, 2014 - Le Mans rally to top Giants
Le Mans overcame a late wobble to record an 87-78 road win over Antwerp Giants and hang on to top spot in Group G of the EuroChallenge. Rodrique Beaubois led Le Mans with 25 points while Ignerski added 19. Pearson had 24 points for Antwerp with Fogg adding 18. Read more here.

December 3, 2014 - Boras send Bears packing
Boras Basket were ruthless as they ended Bakken Bears Aarhus' hopes in the EuroChallenge with a 90-70 win. Christian Maraker had a huge night with 22 points and 20 rebounds, while Christopher McKnight scored 20 and Haanpaa 18. Read more here.

December 2, 2014 - ABA league Round 10 MVP, Damir Markota, Cibona
Damir Markota of Cibona is the MVP of the 10th round of ABA League 2014-15 season with the valuation of 28 achieved at the game in Zagreb against Metalac Farmakom. He scored 21 points, had 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Read more here.

December 2, 2014 - Bryant helps Lakers beat Pistons 106-96
A game after posting the 20th triple-double of his career, Kobe Bryant looked flustered. Passes weren't connecting, shots weren't falling and his Lakers were locked in a back-and-forth struggle with the lowly Detroit Pistons. Read more here.

December 2, 2014 - Eurocup Regular Season, Round 8: Expect new Last 32 teams!
The 2014-15 Eurocup season is in its final stretch. Nine teams have already qualified for the Last 32, and while no teams have yet been eliminated from the race for any of the 15 available tickets, as many as nine more teams can claim their place this week. Read more here.

December 2, 2014 - Dominant Cedevita grabs 7th win
Cedevita kept the third place in the standings by grabbing their seventh win of the season against Mega Leks on the road. Miro Bilan dominated in the paint and not only was the top scorer of the game with 17 points, but he also scored a double double by adding 10 rebounds to his stats. Read more here.

December 2, 2014 - Alben eyes up another podium finish
Turkey national team and EuroLeague Women star Isil Alben is gunning for a third successive podium finish at a EuroBasket Women Final Round. The playmaker is hoping her nation can secure a third consecutive medal when they step out next summer. Read more here.

December 2, 2014 - Aleksandar Pavlovic back at Partizan NIS
Former NBA Forward Aleksandar Pavlovic has returned to Partizan NIS after being out of the action from the end of the last season. The player was one of the key players of the black and whites last season, when they reached the Final Four tournament of ABA League and Euroleague Top 16. Read more here.

December 2, 2014 - Miller sparks Cavs over young Bucks 111-108
As Mike Miller slung his backpack over his shoulder and headed toward the locker room door wearing a ''God Loves Cleveland'' T-shirt, a voice from the far corner stopped the Cavaliers' veteran swingman. Read more here.

December 1, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for November: Dario Saric, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Last month dawned with reason for doubt at Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The team's first Turkish Airlines Euroleague defeat - at home in late October - was followed quickly by news of its best performer until then suffering a long-term injury. Read more here.

December 1, 2014 - Crvena zvezda Telekom the best in Belgrade
Crvena zvezda Telekom won the first Belgrade eternal derby of the season. The squad led by Dejan Radonjic created the key margin already in the first half. Black and whites did not manage to turn the game around in the last period. Read more here.

December 1, 2014 - Cibona ended Metalac's streak after 2 overtimes
After two overtimes, Cibona has managed to end the four games long winning streak by Metalac Farmakom at the clash of two teams in Zagreb. Damir Markota was the top scorer of the game with 21 points achieved. For the visiting side, Nikola Malesevic scored 19. Read more here.

December 1, 2014 - Lukajic debuted with +33 win
Zeljko Lukajic can be more than just satisfied with his first game at the bench of Igokea. His players destroyed Levski at home and finally seized another win in the ABA League. Branko Jorovic made 12 points, Dragovic 11, Bunic and Drenovac 8 each. Read more here.

December 1, 2014 - 2015 Youth Championships drawn
The 2015 European Youth Championship Draws took place in Budapest, Hungary on Sunday, following on from the EuroBasket Women 2015 Draw in the same venue a day previous. Basketball delegations from throughout Europe were present for the draw. Read more here.

December 1, 2014 - Bayern point guard Micic out six weeks
German champion FC Bayern Munich suffered a significant blow this weekend, learning it has lost a backup point guard Vasilije Micic. Young Serbian international is expected to miss six weeks with a partially torn elbow ligament suffered in the game against Panathinaikos Athens. Read more here.

December 1, 2014 - Big man Lishchuk to miss the rest of regular season
In its attempt to reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Valencia Basket will have to do without its center Serhiy Lishchuk who suffered a leg injury that will keep him sidelined until the end of this calendar year. Read more here.

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