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  News archive December 2018


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December 31, 2018 - Jasmin Repesa is the new head coach of Buducnost VOLI
Buducnost VOLI have appointed Jasmin Repesa as the new head coach. Repesa will replace Aleksandar Dzikic, who parted ways with the reigning ABA League champions couple of days ago. Jasmin Repesa is a well known basketball coach, who worked in many famous European clubs. Read more here.

December 31, 2018 - Zvezda win the New Year's battle against Buducnost
Well, that was just a spectacular way to end this year! In a simply fantastic match in Belgrade, Crvena zvezda mts won the battle of giants against Buducnost VOLI and therefore remained the only undefeated team in the 2018-19 ABA League regular season. Read more here.

December 31, 2018 - Valencia take ANGT Valencia title, secure first trip to ANGT Finals
U18 Valencia Basket reached the Euroleague Basketball Adidas Next Generation Tournament Finals for the first time in club history by winning the ANGT Qualifier Valencia with an 82-71 victory over U18 Virtus Bologna. Read more here.

December 30, 2018 - Buducnost parts ways with coach Dzikic
Buducnost Voli Podgorica will be going into a new year looking for a new head coach as it parted ways with Aleksandar Dzikic, the club announced on Saturday. Until the club decides on the name of the new head coach, assistant Djordje Adzic will be leading the team. Read more here.

December 30, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 15 MVP: Johnny O'Bryant, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
With his team badly needing a win to end the first half of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Maccabi FOX Johnny O'Bryant came up with a masterful performance in a 94-92 win over visiting AX Armani earning his first MVP of the Round honor. Read more here.

December 30, 2018 - Mornar scored important win over Krka
Mornar have one reason less to worry about with the dawn of the new year, as they stood up with two consecutive victories in 12th and 13th rounds and have escaped the bottom of the standings. On Saturday night, they have beaten Krka at home in Topolica Sports Hall in Bar. Read more here.

December 30, 2018 - Cedevita score their 7th consecutive win in the regular season
Cedevita have scored their 7th consecutive win in the 2018-19 ABA League regular season after beating Zadar in their last game in 2018. This means that the Zagreb side will spend the night all alone at the 2nd spot on the standings. Read more here.

December 30, 2018 - Partizan NIS celebrate in Ljubljana for 1st time since 2013
In the ABA League classic in Ljubljana, Partizan NIS have beaten Petrol Olimpija on the road in Stozice Arena in Ljubljana, after they have been in front for the majority of the game and have finally cracked the resistance of the hosts in the final quarter. Read more here.

December 30, 2018 - Luka Zoric signs with Zadar
Zadar’s fans have received a big New Year’s present from the club’s management. Luka Zoric will wear the white & blue jersey until the end of the season! Luka Zoric spent the last season in Cibona and he was the MVP of the 2017-18 ABA League regular season. Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - Bayern rallies from 17 down, overcomes Buducnost
FC Bayern Munich mounted a huge second-half comeback to down Buducnost Voli Podgorica 93-88, ending the calendar year in the EuroLeague on a winning note. Bayern trailed by 17 points in the second quarter, and 39-55 early in the third. Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - Greens stun CSKA 96-84 in Pitino's debut
Inspired by the debut of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino on its bench, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens knocked off mighty visitor CSKA Moscow by 96-84 on Friday to finish the first half of the regular season in high style. Panathinaikos raised its record to 7-8. Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - Datome strikes to lift Fenerbahce over Madrid
Luigi Datome scored a superb game-winner with six seconds remaining to give Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul a 65-63 victory over Real Madrid in a compelling heavyweight thriller, played in a spectacular atmosphere at Ulker Sports and Event Hall. Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - Gran Canaria's defense stops Zalgiris
Herbalife Gran Canaria grabbed its sixth win in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague by topping Zalgiris Kaunas 73-66 at home on Friday. Gran Canaria improved to 6-9 in the standings, 12th overall but just one win away from Zalgiris, which is now tied for 8th at 7-8. Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - Zalgiris loses Westermann for a month or more
Zalgiris Kaunas announced Friday that point guard Leo Westermann will be out of action for the first part of 2019 due to a knee injury. Westermann was injured in the team's last practice before it departed Lithuania for the Canary Islands for its Round 15 game there tonight. Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - ASVEL adds size, experience with Ajinca
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne bolstered its frontcourt by adding center Alexis Ajinca for the remainder of the season, the club announced Friday. Ajinca (2.15 meters, 30 years old) arrives from New Orleans of the NBA, where he averaged 5.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in the 2016-17 season. Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - FMP score 106 points and beat Mega Bemax at home court
This evening, one more team has joined the race for the 2019 ABA League Playoffs! It’s FMP who defeated 4th placed Mega Bemax at home court in their last game in this year. The Panthers were simply brilliant offensively, as they scored 106 points in this match! Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - Igokea better than Cibona at the round opening
The thriller in the middle of the ABA League standings continues! At home in Laktasi Sports Hall, Igokea have beaten Cibona and have grabbed their fifth win of the season, which moves them away from the very bottom of the standings but… ties them with Cibona! Read more here.

December 29, 2018 - Cibona sign contract with Fran Pilepic and part ways with Nik Slavica
Cibona made two major changes in their 2018-19 roster this Friday. The club announced that it has signed a contract with experienced shooting guard Fran Pilepic, while at the same time the Wolves have parted ways with Nik Slavica. Read more here.

December 28, 2018 - Barcelona rallies past Efes at home
FC Barcelona Lassa grabbed its second consecutive win by topping Anadolu Efes Istanbul 80-65. Barcelona improved to 8-7 and finished the first half of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season in the playoffs zone, just like Efes, which dropped to 9-6 and a share of fourth place. Read more here.

December 28, 2018 - O'Bryant, Maccabi edge Milan in a thriller
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv edged AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 94-92 in a packed and loud Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv on Thursday night. Led by Johnny O'Bryant's 32 points, Maccabi improved to 5-10 at the midway point of the regular season, while the loss dropped Milan to 7-8. Read more here.

December 28, 2018 - Baskonia shatters Khimki on the road
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz grabbed its third consecutive road win by downing Khimki Moscow Region 77-85. Baskonia improved to 7-8 in the standings, while Khimki dropped to 5-10. Shavon Shields led the winners with 15 points. Read more here.

December 28, 2018 - Darussafaka outlasts Olympiacos to end slide
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul ended its 12-game losing streak by beating its former coach David Blatt and Olympiacos Piraeus 79-75 on Thursday night at Volkswagen Arena. Toney Douglas starred with 19 points, 9 assists and 5 steals to pace Darussafaka, which improved to 2-13. Read more here.

December 28, 2018 - ALBA's Siva out weeks with new injury
As in the regular season, ALBA Berlin will have to confront the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 without team leader Peyton Siva, who will miss several weeks with a knee injury, the club announced. Siva, a point guard, hurt his right knee in practice on Wednesday. Read more here.

December 27, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 15
The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season reaches its midway point with a must-watch showdown as the last two champions go head to head, and there will also be emotional reunions for a pair of coaches. League-leading Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul has a 10-game winning run. Read more here.

December 27, 2018 - Panathinaikos hires Hall of Famer Pitino as head coach
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens has turned across the ocean to hire one of the greatest coaches in college basketball history as its next head of bench. Rick Pitino landed in the Greek capital on Wednesday and will lead the Greens for the remainder of the season. Read more here.

December 27, 2018 - Limoges forward Doumbouya out for Top 16
Limoges CSP announced that Sekou Doumbouya will undergo hand surgery that could sideline him for the entire 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16. He will suit up for Limoges in their French League game on Thursday before undergoing the procedure to repair ligament damage on his right thumb. Read more here.

December 27, 2018 - Alex Renfroe is the new black and white point guard
The player who recently played for Manresa, Alex Renfroe, is the new point guard of the black and white. The experienced American travelled to Belgrade and signed with Partizan NIS until the end of th season. He began his European career at VEF Riga, after which he moved to Zagreb. Read more here.

December 26, 2018 - Partizan NIS part ways with Strahinja Gavrilovic
Partizan NIS announced that they parted Strahinja Gavrilovic. The two sides have terminated their contract by mutual agreement. Gavrilovic arrived in Partizan NIS last summer. He helped the team win the 2017-18 Serbian National Cup, but in this season he has not played a lot. Read more here.

December 26, 2018 - ABA league Round 12 MVP: Dragan Apic, FMP
We have the MVP of the 12th round of the season and it is FMP big man Dragan Apic. At the match of the 12th round between Zadar and FMP, Dragan Apic achieved 26 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and a valuation of 34 in just as many minutes spent on court. Read more here.

December 25, 2018 - 7Days EuroCup Regular Season MVP: Pierria Henry, UNICS Kazan
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that Pierria Henry has been chosen as the MVP of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season. Thanks in large part to Henry's all-around game, UNICS roared to first place in Group D and a share of the best regular season record, 9-1. Read more here.

December 25, 2018 - Gran Canaria adds Magette to backcourt
Herbalife Gran Canaria bolstered its backcourt by signing point guard Josh Magette to a temporary deal, the club announced Monday. He gives Coach Garcia a fresh playmaking option with point guards Clevin Hannah and Nikola Radicevic dealing with injuries. Read more here.

December 25, 2018 - Christmas present for Novo mesto fans – Krka beat Buducnost
Krka, currently the last placed team in the standings and the newcomers in the ABA League, have beaten the reigning champions Budućnost VOLI after a thunderous beginning of the game. For Krka, this is the 4th win of the season, which still puts them in the last place in the standings. Read more here.

December 25, 2018 - Dragan Nikolic is the new head coach of Igokea
Dragan Nikolic is the new head coach of Igokea! The two sides have signed a contract until the end of the season. Nikolic will be the 3rd head coach of Igokea in the ongoing season, after Nenad Trajkovic and Zarko Milakovic. Read more here.

December 25, 2018 - Cibona parted ways with Jefferson and Raley-Ross
Cibona have terminated their cooperation with Americans Johndre Leon Jefferson and Brandis Raley-Ross and they are no longer a part of the Wolfpack. Both of them have arrived in Zagreb at the beginning of the season. Read more here.

December 25, 2018 - Khimki spoils Plaza’s debut with 3-point barrage
Khimki Moscow Region defeated Zenit St. Petersburg at home, 90-67. Khimki decimated Zenit at home, 90-67, with blistering 65% shooting from beyond the arc. Tony Crocker and Jordan Mickey each scored 20 for the home team. Read more here.

December 24, 2018 - Big win for Mornar over Olimpija in Bar
In the battle of the two teams from the bottom half of the standings, Mornar were hosting Petrol Olimpija at home. In the game, which could be won by any of the two teams, the hosts were the ones to prevail in the end, after the comeback in the final 90 seconds of the clash. Read more here.

December 24, 2018 - UNICS buries Tsmoki after halftime
UNICS Russia defeated Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus at home, 88-69. UNICS was determined to bounce back from the stunning loss to PARMA last week, while Tsmoki-Minsk hoped to improve on its 2-7 start to the season. Jamar Smith led UNICS with 18 points, five rebounds and two assists. Read more here.

December 24, 2018 - CSKA blitzes VEF for 10-0 start
CSKA Russia defeated VEF Latvia on the road, 107-80. CSKA took care of business in the Latvian capital, shooting 61% from the field en route to a comfortable 107-80 victory. CSKA becomes the first team in the League to 10 wins, while VEF drops to 2-10. Read more here.

December 24, 2018 - Nizhny survives double OT thriller vs. PARMA
Nizhny Novgorod defeated PARMA Perm at home in double overtime, 100-98. Ivan Strebkov saved his best for last, including the game-winning layup with two seconds on the clock to give Nizhny Novgorod a double-overtime victory over PARMA. Read more here.

December 24, 2018 - Astana dominates Avtodor in OT, grabs 7th win
Astana defeated Avtodor at home, 100-83. Astana overcame a 14-point 3rd-quarter deficit, before ultimately seizing control in a lopsided overtime. The victory improves Astana’s record to 7-3, good for 4th in the standings. Avtodor remains in 8th place with a 4-6 record. Read more here.

December 23, 2018 - Zenit finds new coach in Plaza
Zenit St. Petersburg has appointed a new head coach, reaching a deal with head coach Joan Plaza, replacing Vasily Karasev as a head of the bench, the club announced on Saturday. Plaza, who will turn 55 later on this month, last coached Unicaja Malaga where he spent the last five seasons. Read more here.

December 23, 2018 - Mega Bemax down Igokea in Sremska Mitrovica
The last week was everything but easy for Mega Bemax. They stayed without their best player Goga Bitadze in the moment they had two defeats in a row in ABA League. But, they defeted Igokea at home court and therefore made another step toward the 2019 ABA League Playoffs. Read more here.

December 23, 2018 - Cedevita beat Partizan NIS on the road in Belgrade
Cedevita have grabbed a valuable pair of points in their clash against their playoffs contender Partizan NIS. It can be said that their win was in the end fully deserved, as they have taken control in the second quarter and stayed in front until the end of the game. Read more here.

December 23, 2018 - Zvezda is not stopping! 12 consecutive wins and counting
Crvena zvezda mts is just not stopping! The leaders of the 2018-19 ABA League standings have scored their 12th consecutive win in the season by beating Cibona on the road. It means that the red & whites are still the only undefeated team in the championship. Read more here.

December 23, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 14 MVP: Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus
Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus reached Regular Season Round 14 MVP honors. Spanoulis not only led Olympiacos to a convincing 98-77 win against Herbalife Gran Canaria, but also finished the game with a performance index rating of 31, the best in Round 14. Read more here.

December 22, 2018 - Madrid sinks 15 triples, holds off Bayern
Real Madrid continued its winning streak by holding off a big comeback by FC Bayern Munich, coming away with a 72-82 win at the Audi Dome. Madrid led by 18 points in the third quarter, but Bayern rallied to within 66-68 early in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

December 22, 2018 - Gudaitis leads Milan past Panathinaikos
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan broke its five-game losing streak by topping Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 83-86 in the Greek capital. Milan improved to 7-7, joining a pack of teams fighting to stay in playoffs territory, while Panathinaikos dropped to 6-8 and ranks 11th overall. Read more here.

December 22, 2018 - Zalgiris stays strong to overcome Maccabi
Zalgiris Kaunas made it two wins out of two in the double-round week by staying strong to overcome Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 80-73 in Lithuania. A second quarter surge allowed Zalgiris to take a double-digit lead and the margin was more or less the same for the remainder of the action. Read more here.

December 22, 2018 - Mickey's clutch free throws lift Khimki past Darussafaka
In a thriller that went down to the final second, Khimki Moscow Region bounced back from recent losses by topping Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 85-84 at home. Khimki improved to 5-9 and is 12th in the standings while Darussafaka remains 16th, now with a 1-13 record. Read more here.

December 22, 2018 - Buducnost brings Cole at point guard
Buducnost Voli Podgorica continued refreshing its roster ahead of the mid-point mark of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season as the team announced the signing of point guard Norris Cole on Friday night. Read more here.

December 22, 2018 - Buducnost adds depth with Bell
Buducnost Voli Podgorica added depth to its roster for the remainder of the season by signing forward James Bell, the club announced on Friday. Bell (1.96 meters, 26 years old) arrives from fellow Adriatic League side Cedevita Zagreb. Read more here.

December 22, 2018 - FMP seize such an important road win against Zadar
After suffering 4 defeats in a row in the season, FMP have bounced back by defeating Zadar on the road. It was the 2nd win for the Panthers against this rival in the 2018-19 campaign, which means that they will have a better head to head score against Zadar at the end of the season. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 14
Round 14 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season started Thursday marking the third straight day of action during the two-game week for December. Among the first four games, some of the top teams of the decade cruised to blowout wins. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Olympiacos racks up 29 assists in crushing Gran Canaria
Olympiacos made it six wins out of seven by blasting past Gran Canaria, securing a 98-77 win thanks to an outstanding offensive exhibition featuring a new club record of 29 assists. The Reds never looked troubled after moving clear with a 32-point barrage in the second quarter. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Fenerbahce makes it 10 in a row with rout at Buducnost
Fenerbahce BEKO Istanbul recorded its 10th consecutive victory by routing Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 65-89 at Moraca on Thursday night in the Montenegrin capital. The Turkish champs relied on star big man Jan Vesely, who shined with 19 points in helping Fenerbahce improve to 13-1. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - CSKA overpowers Efes at home
In a high-scoring showdown, CSKA Moscow survived a tough test by topping Anadolu Efes Istanbul 102-84 in the Russian capital on Thursday. CSKA improved to 11-3 in the standing to remain in third place, while Efes dropped to 9-5 and remained fourth in the standings. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Pangos's late heroics lift Barcelona past Baskonia
FC Barcelona Lassa snapped its four-game losing streak by downing KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 70-77 at Fernando Buesa Arena on Thursday. Barcelona improved to 7-7 in the standings to get back into the playoff zone with Baskonia right behind at 6-8. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Panathinaikos ends Pascual era on bench
After falling to a losing record earlier this week, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens has dismissed head coach Xavi Pascual after he had spent two seasons with the club, bringing the Greens to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs in both, but failing to bring them back to the Final Four. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Buducnost adds young star Bitadze
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica bolstered its frontcourt by adding center Goga Bitadze, the club announced Thursday. Bitadze (2.12 meters, 19 years old) arrives from Mega Bemax, where he averaged 20.2 points in 11 Adriatic League games this season. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Valencia's Garcia, to miss start of Top 16
Valencia Basket guard Sergi Garcia had to leave the game against Dolomiti Energia Trento in the last quarter with an injury on his right wrist. The medical tests undergone Thursday by Garcia showed that he has a fracture on the pyramidal bone of his right hand. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Petrol Olimpija and Mesicek terminated contract on mutual consent
Petrol Olimpija Ljubljana and shooting guard Blaz Mesicek have agreed on parting their ways. Mesicek, Slovenian international, joined the club of Ljubljana ahead of the 2018-19 season, after he spent a season and a half at the Italian side Brindisi. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - The return of Domen Lorbek in the Dragon’s lair
Petrol Olimpija Ljubljana strengthened its roster in the end of the calendar year 2018 with a familiar face from Ljubljana’s courts. Domen Lorbek will, once again, wear the jersey of the Dragons. Lorbek played for club from Ljubljana many times in his career. Read more here.

December 21, 2018 - Bowers new FMP member
Cinmeon Bowers is a new FMP member. He is a player that covers the position of the power forward and is 201 cm tall. Cinmeon Bowers was born in Wisconsin and has played college basketball for Chipola and Auburn Universities. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 13 MVP: Nikola Milutinov, Olympiacos Piraeus
Olympiacos Piraeus claimed its fifth win in six games with a powerful 60-69 road triumph at FC Barcelona Lassa on Tuesday, and the inspiration for the Greek giant's success was Nikola Milutinov, who has been rewarded with the MVP award for Round 13. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - 7Days EuroCup Round 10 MVP: Patrick Miller, ratiopharm Ulm
Not only did he lead ratiopharm Ulm to victory and the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 in a do-or-die game on the road, but Patrick Miller also recorded the best individual performance this week to earn the MVP honor for Round 10. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Williams leads Bayern to big win in Milan
In a thriller that went down to the wire, FC Bayern Munich survived a tough test by downing AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 78-80 at Mediolanum Forum on Wednesday. Bayern improved to 7-6 and sixth place in the standings with its third consecutive win. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Maccabi rolls past Khimki
Maccabi FOX got back to its winning ways with a 79-63 victory over Khimki. Kendrick Ray came off the bench to score a career-best 17 points in 14 minutes on 4-of-4 three-point shooting as Maccabi won for the third time in its past four games to improve to 4-9 for the season. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Zalgiris comes from behind to overcome Darussafaka
Zalgiris Kaunas showed that persistence pays off by mounting a fourth quarter comeback over Darussafaka Tefken Istanbul to claim a 71-75 road victory. The home side led nearly all the way but Zalgiris was at its best when it mattered the most. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Strong fourth quarter carries Madrid past Panathinaikos
Real Madrid used a fourth-quarter run to pull away for an 89-68 home victory over Panathinaikos OPAP Athens for its third straight win. Fabien Causeur led the way for Madrid with 14 points while Facundo Campazzo had 13 points and 5 assists, Walter Tavares 11 points and 7 rebounds. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Lokomotiv downs ALBA to win Group B
In a direct battle for the top spot in Group B, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar avenged its only defeat of the season, beating ALBA Berlin on the road 82-92 to clinch first place with a 9-1 record. ALBA finished second with 7-3 record. It was the fifth consecutive win for Lokomotiv. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Partizan handles Turk Telekom to move into Top 16
Partizan NIS Belgrade qualified for the Top 16 by downing visiting Turk Telekom Ankara 87-72 in a do-or-die game for both teams at a packed Aleksandar Nikolic Hall on Wednesday night. Partizan entered the game in the Serbian capital knowing it needed a 2-point win to go through. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Ulm storms into Top 16 with road win
Using a spectacular takeover run early in the game and never letting up, ratiopharm Ulm defeated host Germani Brescia Leonessa by 80-97 on Wednesday to seize the last Top 16 berth from Group A. The victory lifted Ulm to 5-5 for the regular season and dropped Brescia to 3-7. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Late run gives UNICS tough road win over Skyliners
UNICS Kazan finished off the regular season with a hard-fought 65-72 victory on the road over Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt. Pierria Henry led the way for UNICS with 14 points, while Jackie Carmichael had 10 points as every UNICS player scored in the win, which improved the team to 9-1. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Rytas rallies to stop visiting Mornar
In a game that did not affect either team's future, Rytas Vilnius closed its Group D campaign by stopping never-say-die Mornar Bar 71-67 at home in the Lithuanian capital. Rytas, which had already qualified for the Top 16, raised its Group D record to 5-5. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Zvezda tops Galatasaray to finish third in Group A
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade finished the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season in style by topping Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul 83-100 on the road in Group A on Wednesday. Zvezda finished third in Group A with a 6-4 record and will compete in Top 16 Group G. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Limoges rolls to Top 16 ticket
Limoges CSP advanced to the Top 16 on Wednesday thanks to a 103-87 decision over Arka Gdynia at home. The win lifted Limoges to a 4-6, and the French team managed to win the tiebreaker with Tofas Bursa (4-6), having defeated them twice in the group. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Unicaja sets three-point record to overcome Turin
Unicaja Malaga overturned a double-digit deficit to comfortably defeat Fiat Turin 89-68, moving into the Top 16 on a high note while Turin finishes its 7DAYS EuroCup campaign without a win. Unicaja set a new club record for three-pointers with 18, led by Adam Waczynski with 14 points. Read more here.

December 20, 2018 - Rytas gets Parakhouski for Top 16
Rytas Vilnius has bolstered its roster by signing experienced center Artsiom Parakhouski for the upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16, the club announced on Wednesday. Parakhouski (2.11 meters, 31 years old) spent last season with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Read more here.

December 19, 2018 - Olympiacos shuts down host Barcelona
Olympiacos Piraeus relied on defense to pull out an important road win by downing FC Barcelona Lassa 60-69 on Tuesday at Palau Blaugrana. This marked the fifth win in six matches for the Reds, who improved to an 8-5 record to remain in the fifth place in the standings. Read more here.

December 19, 2018 - Fenerbahce downs CSKA in a comeback thriller
In a battle of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague powerhouses with playoffs-like intensity, Fenerbahce registered its 9th consecutive victory by edging CSKA Moscow 79-75 at home. Coming back from 15 points down in the first half, Fenerbahce retained its first-place standing by lifting its record to 12-1. Read more here.

December 19, 2018 - Efes registers historic home blowout
Anadolu Efes Istanbul got back to winning ways in historic fashion on Tuesday, beating Buducnost VOLI Podgorica by 106-68 at home in the Sinan Erdem Dome. Efes broke the game open by using a 22-0 run to finish the third quarter, open a 28-point margin and never looking back. Read more here.

December 19, 2018 - Baskonia gets team win in Gran Canaria
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz recorded its third consecutive win by downing Herbalife Gran Canaria 71-84 on the road. Baskonia improved to 6-7 to stay in a pack of teams challenging to get into the upper half of the standings. Gran Canaria dropped to 5-8 to fall back to 12th place. Read more here.

December 19, 2018 - MoraBanc outlasts Monaco, takes second place
MoraBanc Andorra assured itself of a second place in Group A with an 87-80 victory over visiting AS Monaco on Tuesday. MoraBanc finished the regular season with a 6-4 record while Monaco, which had already won the group, had a 7-3 record. Read more here.

December 19, 2018 - Tofas stays alive with road win over Cedevita
Tofas Bursa gave itself a chance to reach the Top 16 with a 92-96 win over already-qualified host Cedevita in Zagreb on Tuesday. Tofas raised its Group B record to 4-6, but in order to advance, needs last-place Arka Gdynia to win a road game at Limoges CSP on Wednesday. Read more here.

December 19, 2018 - ASVEL wins to keep Zenit waiting on Top 16
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne finished the regular season with a strong short-handed road victory by winning 81-84 in overtime at Zenit St Petersburg, which now must hope for other results to reach the Top 16. Amine Noua collected 17 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks. Read more here.

December 19, 2018 - Three-pointers carry Valencia past Trento
Valencia Basket used its three-point prowess in beating Dolomiti Energia Trento 83-95 on the road to remain in excellent form going into the Top 16. In a game that had no meaning in the standings for either team, Matt Thomas and Rafa Martinez each scored 20 points to pace Valencia. Read more here.

December 18, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 13
The last double-round week of the year promises plenty of exciting action, starting with a pre-holiday firecracker between two powerhouses on Tuesday. week starts with a bang on Tuesday as league leader Fenerbahce welcomes joint-second CSKA for a big Round 13 battle. Read more here.

December 18, 2018 - 7Days EuroCup, Round 10
Round 10, the final one of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season, promises a lot of drama. Seven teams in three groups are chasing the last four open berths for Top 16 qualification. The stage is set for plenty of fun in 4 games on Tuesday and 8 more on Wednesday to close the regular season! Read more here.

December 18, 2018 - Partizan NIS extend contract with Bandja Sy
Partizan NIS announced this Monday evening that Bandja Sy has extended his contract with the club until the end of the 2019-20 season. This 28-year old forward arrived in Partizan NIS early this year and he has soon become one of the fans’ favorites. Read more here.

December 18, 2018 - ABA league Round 11 MVP: Marko Ljubicic, Cibona
We have the MVP of the 11th round of the season and it is Cibona point guard Marko Ljubicic. He dominated the court in the game of his team against Buducnost VOLI. At this match Ljubicic achieved 22 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and a valuation of 30. Read more here.

December 17, 2018 - Cibona stun Buducnost VOLI
After almost 5 years of waiting, Cibona have defeated Buducnost VOLI in ABA League! Before this match, the Wolves had lost 8 consecutive games against Podgorica side, but this evening that awful streak has ended. Read more here.

December 17, 2018 - Petrol Olimpija beat Krka in big derby
Petrol Olimpija have the honour to celebrate a victory in one of the most important encounters for them and Krka – the local derby in the ABA League. It has been an exciting encounter and the Dragons were the ones to turn the game their way with their excellent fourth quarter performance. Read more here.

December 17, 2018 - Cedevita adds help with Muric
With an eye on the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 already, Cedevita Zagreb has fortified its roster by signing experienced forward Edo Muric, a reigning European national champion. Muric (2.02 meters, 27 years old) last played with Zielona Gora of Poland. Read more here.

December 16, 2018 - Partizan NIS keep their Playoffs dream alive after beating FMP
Partizan NIS are keeping their chances of reaching the Playoffs fully realistic after their 11th round win against FMP. By grabbing a new pair of points, the squad led by Andrea Trinchieri from the bench, are ending the first half of the regular season with 6 triumphs. Read more here.

December 16, 2018 - Zvezda have beaten them all
Crvena zvezda mts have finished the 1st part of the 2018-19 regular season with the perfect score! The red & whites defeated Mega Bemax on the road this Saturday evening and therefore scored their 11th consecutive win in the championship. Read more here.

December 16, 2018 - Cedevita victorious against Mornar after a major comeback
Cedevita are definitely planning to strengthen their position in the Playoffs zone and they have demonstrated this once again in the 11th round of the season, as they have beaten Mornar on the road in Bar by creating a major comeback. Read more here.

December 16, 2018 - Avtodor erases 19-point deficit, stuns Zenit
Avtodor Saratov defeated Zenit St. Petersburg at home, 95-94. Saratov won its second-straight game in thrilling fashion, becoming the second team this season to erase a 19-point second-half deficit vs. visiting Zenit. Read more here.

December 16, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 12 MVP: Derrick Williams, FC Bayern Munich
With the best performance of his brief Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career, FC Bayern Munich forward Derrick Williams not only made the difference in his team's dramatic 88-84 win over Zalgiris Kaunas, but in the process earned the MVP honor for Round 12. Read more here.

December 15, 2018 - Panathinaikos closes strong to snap losing streak
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens shook off a late challenge from visiting Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul to win 75-67 and break a three-game losing streak on Friday. Panathinaikos moved to 6-6, in a three-way tie for sixth place. Darussafaka fell to 1-11 with its 10th consecutive defeat. Read more here.

December 15, 2018 - Bayern stops Zalgiris for second straight win
FC Bayern Munich won back-to-back games for the first time this season with an 88-84 effort at home over Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday. Derrick Williams tallied a career-high 27 points, including 3 three-pointers, to go with 7 rebounds for the winners. Read more here.

December 15, 2018 - Gran Canaria turns on offense to top Buducnost
Herbalife Gran Canaria used a huge first half and its best offensive performance in the EuroLeague to top visiting Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 95-85 on Friday. It was third consecutive win for Gran Canaria, whose record improved to 5-7 for a share of the 10th place in the standings. Read more here.

December 15, 2018 - Zadar score their first home win in the 2018-19 season
For years Zadar have been famous for playing exceptionally good in front of their fans, but in this season they have been without a home win since the start of the championship! However, in their 5th attempt, Zadar have finally broken that losing streak by defeating Igokea. Read more here.

December 14, 2018 - Baskonia rallies to win thriller in Tel Aviv
Vincent Poirier came up with a huge dunk over defenders with 11 seconds to go as KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz completed a comeback and pulled out a thrilling 79-81 road win against Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Baskonia improved to 5-7, while Maccabi dropped to 4-8. Read more here.

December 14, 2018 - Fenerbahce survives James barrage to beat Milan
Fenerbahce Istanbul returned home and survived a fight against AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan to win 92-85 and extend two winning streaks. Marko Guduric paced Fenerbahce with 20 points and Jan Vesely added 17 points as the reigning champs won their eighth straight game. Read more here.

December 14, 2018 - CSKA dominates Leningradka Derby
CSKA Moscow rolled to an 88-74 victory over rival Khimki Moscow Region on Thursday at Megasport Arena. After a three-game road trip in which the Russian champs lost twice, CSKA bounced back to remain undefeated at home and improve to 10-2 on the season. Read more here.

December 14, 2018 - Olympiacos outlasts Efes in a thriller
Olympiacos Piraeus grabbed its third consecutive home win by edging Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-81 in a fourth-quarter comeback. Olympiacos improved to 7-5 in the standings to retain fifth place while Efes dropped to 8-4 in fourth. Axel Toupane led the winners with 19 points off the bench. Read more here.

December 14, 2018 - Carroll lifts Madrid in 'El Clasico'
In the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague version of El Clasico, Real Madrid thrashed archrival FC Barcelona Lassa 92-65 in the Spanish capital on Thursday. Madrid improved to 10-2 in the standings, while Barcelona lost its third straight game to fall to 6-6. Read more here.

December 14, 2018 - Gran Canaria adds forward Vene
Herbalife Gran Canaria bolstered its froncourt by inking versatile forward Siim-Sander Vene, the club announced Thursday. Vene (2.03 meters, 28 years old), arrives from Montakit Fuenlabrada, where he scored 14 points in his only Spanish League game with the team this season. Read more here.

December 14, 2018 - Buducnost VOLI extend contracts with Petar Popovic and Danilo Nikolic
The reigning ABA League champions have extended contracts with two local boys and very important team players – Petar Popovic and Danilo Nikolic. Both players agreed to extend their contracts for 3,5 years, which will keep them in the club until the end of the 2021-22 season. Read more here.

December 14, 2019 - ALBA gets bigger with Nnoko
ALBA Berlin announced the addition of big man Landry Nnoko until the summer of 2020. Nnoko (2.08 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Sakarya BB of Turkey, where he averaged 17.5 points and 9.3 rebounds in the domestic league. He is a member of the Cameroon national team. Read more here.

December 14, 2018 - 7Days EuroCup Round 9 MVP: Rok Stipcevic, Rytas Vilnius
With his team in a need of a victory to get a firm grasp on a Top 16 spot, Rok Stipcevic used a career-best performance to lead Rytas Vilnius to a 96-101 overtime road win against Fiat Turin, and in the process earn himself the MVP honor for Round 9. Read more here.

December 13, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 12
Round 12 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is ready to deliver a world-famous rivalry, a local derby and much more. One of the greatest sporting rivalries in world sport takes center stage this week as FC Barcelona Lassa travels to face archival Real Madrid in the Spanish capital. Read more here.

December 13, 2018 - Zvezda crushes Brescia to secure Top 16 spot
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade roared to an emphatic 103-67 home drubbing of Germani Brescia Leonessa, improving to 5-4 and sealing a spot in the Top 16. The result sent Brescia to 3-6 and needing a win next week to maintain its hopes of progressing. Read more here.

December 13, 2018 - UNICS downs Unicaja to take first place in Group D
UNICS Kazan clinched first place in Group D of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season by downing Unicaja Malaga 87-84 at Basket Hall Kazan on Wednesday. UNICS improved to 8-1 in the standings to clinch first place and Unicaja dropped to 7-2 and will be second regardless of other results. Read more here.

December 13, 2018 - Lokomotiv holds off Cedevita's late charge
In a clash of Top 16-bound teams, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar registered its fourth consecutive win by holding off visiting Cedevita Zagreb 80-76 in a hard-fought game on Wednesday night. Lokomotiv improved to 8-1 and remained in sole possession of first place in Group B. Read more here.

December 13, 2018 - Skyliners eliminate Mornar Bar
Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt outlasted Mornar Bar 83-87 to eliminate the debutant from Top 16 contention. Skyliners improved to 6-3 and will finish third in Group D regardless of Round 10 outcomes. Mornar was formally eliminated from Top 16 with the loss, which put its record at 2-7. Read more here.

December 13, 2018 - Turk Telekom tops Trento to stay in Top 16 hunt
Turk Telekom Ankara remained alive in the race for the Top 16 by holding on for an 84-77 home victory over Dolomiti Energia Trento on Wednesday. Sylven Landesberg led the way for Turk Telekom with 24 points, while Vladimir Stimac picked up 20 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.

December 13, 2018 - Monaco clinches first place in Group A
AS Monaco clinched first place in Group A of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season by downing Galatasaray Istanbul 76-71 at home on Wednesday. Monaco improved to 7-2 in Group A, while Galatasaray fell to a 3-6 and was eliminated from the competition. Read more here.

December 13, 2018 - Darussafaka taps Ernak for bench
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul has called on Selcuk Ernak to take over as head coach and try to lift the team from last place in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Ernak, 48, arrives from fellow Turkish side Sakarya Buyuksehir Belediyesir. Read more here.

December 12, 2018 - Rytas inches towards Top 16 with OT win in Turin
Behind a career-high 31 points from Rok Stipcevic, Rytas Vilnius pulled out a thrilling 96-101 overtime win over Fiat Turin to bring itself to the verge of a place in the Top 16. Rytas allowed a 16-point fourth quarter lead to slip away in this one, but eventually got a win which improved it to 4-5. Read more here.

December 12, 2018 - ALBA KO's Arka in Gdynia
ALBA Berlin remained alive in the hunt for first place in Group B with a 64-76 road victory over Arka Gdynia, which eliminated the home team from Top 16 contention. ALBA improved to 7-2 and will capture the top spot in the group if it defeats Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar next week. Read more here.

December 12, 2018 - Ulm wins to survive, MoraBanc advances despite loss
ratiopharm Ulm held off MoraBanc Andorra 88-80 to improve its chances to qualify for the Top 16, while the visitors booked their place in the Top 16 for the first time in club history. Ulm improved to 4-5 in Group A, while MoraBanc dropped to 5-4 before the final regular season round. Read more here.

December 12, 2018 - Limoges stave off elimination with win at Tofas
Limoges staved off elimination in the 7DAYS EuroCup by picking up a 92-98 victory at Tofas Bursa, meaning the final Top 16 ticket from Group B will be decided in Round 10. Jordan Taylor paced Limoges with 21 points in his debut, while William Howard added 19 points and 7 rebounds. Read more here.

December 12, 2018 - Valencia locks up first place in Group C
Valencia locked up first place in Group C by holding off Zenit 97-89 at home – a result that left Zenit waiting until Round 10 to see if can advance to the next stage. Five players scored in double figures for Valencia, topped by Sam Van Rossom and Matt Thomas with 19 points each. Read more here.

December 12, 2018 - Partizan stays alive by upsetting ASVEL
Partizan NIS Belgrade honored its never-say-die tradition by upsetting host LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 75-78 in a thriller to stay alive in Group C. Partizan improved to 4-6 and will share in a third-place tie with Zenit St Petersburg and either Turk Telekom Ankara or Dolomiti Energia Trento. Read more here.

December 12, 2018 - Darussafaka relieves Caki of coaching duties
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul announced Tuesday that it has dismissed Ahmet Caki as its head coach. Caki, 43, came to Darussafaka over the summer to fill the shoes of David Blatt, who made history when he captured the EuroCup crown last season. Read more here.

December 12, 2018 - ABA league Round 10 MVP: Vanja Marinkovic, Partizan NIS
We have the MVP of the 10th round of the season and it is Partizan NIS shooting guard Vanja Marinkovic. He dominated the court in the game of his team against Igokea. Vanja Marinkovic achieved 28 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a valuation of 32 in less than 28 minutes spent on court. Read more here.

December 11, 2018 - 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season, Round 9
Seven tickets for the Top 16 remain unclaimed entering Round 9 and as many as six of them could be clinched this week. However, only three teams – MoraBanc Andorra in Group A, Tofas Bursa in Group B and Zenit St. Petersburg in Group C – can advance without any help. Read more here.

December 11, 2018 - Gran Canaria confirms Garcia on bench
Days after he led Herbalife Gran Canaria to victory on the road in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague as an interim coach, Victor Garcia has signed on for the rest of the season, the club announced Monday. Garcia, 38, stepped in when Gran Canaria released Salva Maldonado last week. Read more here.

December 11, 2018 - AS Monaco brings back Gladyr
AS Monaco reached an agreement with shooting guard Sergii Gladyr, who signed a one-month contract with the team, with an option to extend it for the remainder of the season. Gladyr (1.96 meters, 30 years old) is now set to play for Monaco for a fourth consecutive season. Read more here.

December 11, 2018 - Tofas signs veteran center Elegar
Tofas Bursa bolstered its frontcourt and added experience to its roster by inking center Frank Elegar to a long-term deal. Elegar arrives from Ayfon Belediyesport, where he averaged 12.6 points on 68.6% two-point shooting and 5.2 rebounds in five Turkish League games this season. Read more here.

December 11, 2018 - Buducnost VOLI beat Mega Bemax in dramatic finish
Budućnost VOLI have defeated Mega Bemax after making the crucial 11:0 run in the last 2-and-a-half minutes of the match. Therefore, the reigning ABA League champions are now all alone at the 2nd spot with 1 win more than Mega Bemax and with 2 wins less than Crvena zvezda mts. Read more here.

December 11, 2018 - Cibona beat Krka in Novo mesto
Cibona will be satisfied with their score after the tenth round of the ABA League season, since they have beaten Krka on the road in Novo mesto and have grabbed their fourth win in the regional competition this season. Read more here.

December 10, 2018 - Zvezda extend their winning streak - 10 out of 10
Crvena zvezda mts showed their full power in the match against Zadar. The Belgrade side dominated the court and scored another convincing win in the ongoing season, which means that they are still the only undefeated team in the championship: 10 wins out of 10 games! Read more here.

December 9, 2018 - Mornar bounce back with a road win over FMP
After five defeats in a row, Mornar have bounced back in the tenth round of the ABA League season, with a road win over FMP! This means, that the Bar squad have grabbed their third win of the season and after 10 rounds played, they will not be alone anymore at the bottom of the standings. Read more here.

December 9, 2018 - Partizan NIS are back on the winning track
When one team hold the lead during the whole game then you can say that they fully deserved to score a win. And that is exactly what happened this evening in Laktasi, where Partizan NIS have been in front from the first to the last minute and grabbed a well-deserved win against Igokea. Read more here.

December 9, 2018 - Tsmoki hangs on for 2nd win
Tsmoki-Minsk defeated VEF at home, 91-84. Tsmoki-Minsk picked up a second win in three outings, defeating rival VEF to move out of the League cellar. Belarusian forward Aliaksei Trastsinetski was the star for Minsk, scoring a season-high 19 points to go with five rebounds. Read more here.

December 9, 2018 - UNICS escapes in St. Petersburg
UNICS defeated Zenit St. Petersburg on the road, 77-74. UNICS fought off a 4th-quarter Zenit comeback to secure its 7th win of the season and keep the pressure on 1st-place CSKA and Khimki. The visitors got balanced offense with four players scoring in double digits led by Jamar Smith’s 18. Read more here.

December 9, 2018 - Khimki's Gill to miss three weeks
Khimki Moscow Region continues to have problems with injuries to key players. After losing Alexey Shved to a broken pinky finger, the club announced on Saturday that starting forward Anthony Gill is going to miss time due to a back injury. Read more here.

December 9, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 11 MVP: Gustavo Ayon, Real Madrid
Gustavo Ayon delivered a magnificent all-round performance to lead Real Madrid to a comeback victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Ayon scored 20 points on 10-of-11 two-point shooting, including 8 points in the fourth quarter as Madrid overturned a 15-point deficit to win 82-84. Read more here.

December 8, 2018 - Vesely, Kalinic lead Fenerbahce to 10th win
Fenerbahce Istanbul grabbed its 7th consecutive win by topping Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 69-81 in the Greek capital. Fenerbahce improved to 10-1 in the standings while Panathinaikos dropped to 5-6 and is now on a three-game losing streak. Nikola Kalinic led the winners with 18 points. Read more here.

December 8, 2018 - Ayon powers Madrid to stunning comeback over Efes
Real Madrid launched a spectacular fourth quarter comeback to stun Anadolu Efes and claim third place outright with a 82-84 victory. Madrid trailed by 15 late in the third quarter but a sensational display from Gustavo Ayon allowed the Spanish side to roar back. Read more here.

December 8, 2018 - Baskonia edges CSKA in a nail-biter
In a game where neither team had a lead bigger than 6 points, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz prevailed 76-73 over the visiting CSKA Moscow. The dramatic win improved Baskonia to 4-7 on the season, just one game out of the eighth place, while CSKA dropped to 9-2. Read more here.

December 8, 2018 - Zenit brings guard Miller-McIntyre
Zenit St. Petersburg fortified its backcourt for the remainder of the season by signing guard Codi Miller- McIntyre, to fill the void on the perimeter after the departure of Brandon Jennings. Miller-McIntyre (1.91 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Texas of the NBA G-League. Read more here.

December 8, 2018 - Cedevita open the round with a win over Petrol Olimpija
In the interesting clash in Zagreb, at the opening of the ABA League Round 10, Cedevita have been the better of the two sides in the clash against Petrol Olimpija of Ljubljana. It has been a high-scoring clash full of nice plays, where the hosts have prevailed in the end. Read more here.

December 8, 2018 - Petrol Olimpija and Jalek Felton terminate contract on mutual consent
Petrol Olimpija and point guard Jalek Felton have terminated contract by mutual agreement. Jalek Felton, who wore the jersey of University of North Carolina in the past season, joined Petrol Olimpija Ljubljana in the summer of 2018. Read more here.

December 8, 2018 - Vladimir Dasic signed with Zadar
Vladimir Dasic is officially the new player of Zadar and will already be in the roster for the Sunday’s ABA League clash against Crvena zvezda mts. After he has been practicing with the first team for a couple of days, the coaching staff have given the green light for his signing. Read more here.

December 7, 2018 - Bayern snaps Khimki winning streak
FC Bayern Munich defeated Khimki Moscow Region 72-65 on Thursday at Audi Dome to move within striking distance of the playoff zone. Nihad Dedovic had 14 points, Vladimir Lucic added 13 and Derrick Williams scored 10 points. Read more here.

December 7, 2018 - Maccabi's huge rally prolongs Darussafaka's disappointment
Maccabi stormed from 14 points behind in the fourth quarter to take a 71-73 road win from Darussafaka. Yovel Zoosman recorded Maccabi's ninth blocked shot, matching a club record, to preserve the victory with seconds left as Ray McCallum attempted a layup to force overtime. Read more here.

December 7, 2018 - Stunning comeback leads Zalgiris past Olympiacos
Zalgiris mounted a second-half comeback to record a thrilling 83-75 victory over Olympiacos. The Reds led by 13 early in the second quarter after putting on a clinic of three-point shooting, but stiffened defense and dominance inside the paint allowed Zalgiris to fight back and surge clear. Read more here.

December 7, 2018 - Gordic rallies Buducnost past Barcelona
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica snatched its third straight home win with a come-from-behind victory over FC Barcelona Lassa 67-64 at a packed Moraca on Thursday in the Montenegrin capital. Nemanja Gordic scored 8 straight points in a 10-0 fourth-quarter run that put the hosts ahead for good. Read more here.

December 7, 2018 - Gran Canaria shocks Milan on the road
In the club’s first game with a new head of bench, Herbalife Gran Canaria claimed a resounding road win, holding off AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 86-94. It was the second consecutive road win for Gran Canaria and first under Coach Victor Garcia to improve to 4-7 on the season. Read more here.

December 7, 2018 - Mornar parted ways with Mornar and Carrington
Khadeen Carrington and Marin Mornar are no longer Mornar members. The management of the reigning Montenegrin national champions and ABA League member of Bar, have terminated their contracts with Khadeen Carrington and Marin Mornar on mutual consent. Read more here.

December 6, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 11
The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season has reached the third-way point and the standings are taking shape. A bit of history is on the menu in Podgorica, Montenegro on Thursday, when host Buducnost meets FC Barcelona Lassa for the first time in exactly 18 years to the day. Read more here.

December 6, 2018 - Gran Canaria fires Coach Maldonado
Herbalife Gran Canaria fired head coach Salva Maldonado. Maldonado joined the team last summer and coached Gran Canaria to a 3-7 record in its first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season ever. Gran Canaria has an identical 3-7 record in the Spanish League, as well. Read more here.

December 6, 2018 - Darussafaka adds guard Douglas
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul reached an agreement with point guard Toney Douglas until the end of the season, the club announced Wednesday. Douglas arrives from Sakarya Buyuksehir BasketBol, where he averaged 15.6 points, 5 rebounds in seven Turkish League games this season. Read more here.

December 5, 2018 - ABA league MVP of November: Dragan Apic, FMP
We have the second monthly MVP of the 2018-19 season. It is Dragan Apic of FMP. Dragan Apic has proven, throughout the month of November, his dominance at the ABA League courts wherever he has appeared. Read more here.

December 5, 2018 - Alex Marzette is the new FMP member
Alexander Derrell Washington Marzette is the new FMP player. Alex (196 cm) was born in 1993 in Wisconsin and has finished the Robert Morris University in Chicago. Alex Marzette is a swingman, that can cover the positions 2 and 3. Read more here.

December 5, 2018 - Nando De Colo Wins VTB league November MVP
CSKA Moscow guard Nando De Colo has been named the VTB United League’s November MVP. The Most Valuable Player award is presented by ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining and Russia’s biggest producer of diamonds. Read more here.

December 4, 2018 - Serbia get back to winning ways, World Cup outlook brighter after handing Greece first loss
Serbia looked closer to the team that reached the Final  at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014 as they shrugged off their recent struggles in the European Qualifiers with a convincing 84-61 victory over Greece, who suffered their first loss of the campaign. Read more here.

December 4, 2018 - USA defeat Uruguay, earn World Cup qualification
The United States defeated Uruguay, 78-70, and ensured their ticket to the FIBA Basketball World Cup in China 2019. Travis Trice was the greatest scorer for the winners, with 17 units, and was key in the last quarter. So was was Moreland, who made 10 points and added 13 rebounds. Read more here.

December 4, 2018 - Argentina celebrate their ticket to the World Cup in China
The Argentine national team overcame the Mexican side, 85-71, and once again in front of more than 10,000 of their fans. Like this, they secured their ticket to the World Cup in China 2019, achieving their goal by way of their ninth success in the Americas Qualifiers’ Group E. Read more here.

December 4, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of November: Vasilije Micic, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
He had come off the bench in more than 80% of his 67 previous Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games. But when Vasilije Micic was called on to start throughout November for Anadolu Efes Istanbul, he rose to the occasion, leading his fourth EuroLeague club on a five-game winning streak. Read more here.

December 3, 2018 - Spain hold off Ukraine to become sixth European team headed to China 2019
Spain secured their spot in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 by beating Ukraine 72-68 at home to become the sixth team from the European Qualifiers to advance. Jaime Fernandez led the way for the 2006 world champions with 17 points. Read more here.

December 3, 2018 - Turkey book World Cup place despite loss to Montenegro
Turkey lost 71-66 to Montenegro in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 European Qualifiers but despite the defeat still qualified for the first-ever 32-team showpiece event in China. The result saw the Turks drop to 7-3 in Group I. Read more here.

December 3, 2018 - Italy fall to Poland, must wait until final window to claim World Cup spot
Italy missed a chance to clinch a berth at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 as they lost 94-78 against Poland on the road in the European Qualifiers. Maciej Lampe was Poland’s top scorer with 22 points to go with 8 rebounds  while Mateusz Ponitka collected 18 points and 6 rebounds. Read more here.

December 2, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 10 MVP: Zach LeDay, Olympiacos Piraeus
A stunning individual performance helped Olympiacos Piraeus beat visiting Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 92-70 on Friday and marched forward Zach Leday to the Round 10 MVP honor. LeDay piled up 28 points and 8 rebounds while shooting 7-for-8 inside the arc. Read more here.

December 1, 2018 - Fenerbahce stops Barcelona, stays first
Fenerbahce Istanbul got its sixth consecutive win by downing FC Barcelona Lassa 65-84 at Palau Blaugrana on Friday. Fenerbahce improved to 9-1 in the standings, tied for first place with CSKA Moscow, while Barcelona dropped to 6-4 with its first home loss. Read more here.

December 1, 2018 - LeDay leads Olympiacos in blowout
Olympiacos Piraeus used a huge night from Zach LeDay and a big third quarter to defeat visiting Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 92-70. Its third consecutive win lifted Olympiacos to a 6-4 record and a share of the fifth place in the standings, while Buducnost dropped to a 2-8 record. Read more here.

December 1, 2018 - Efes rolls Baskonia for fifth straight win
Anadolu Efes Istanbul extended its winning streak to five games by topping KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz by 96-85 on Friday. Efes is now 8-2 and tied for at least third place with Real Madrid, its next opponent. Baskonia dropped to 3-7. Read more here.

December 1, 2018 - Team effort pays off for Khimki
Khimki Moscow Region registered its third consecutive victory by downing Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 76-68 at home on Friday. Khimki improved to 4-6 in the standings while Panathinaikos dropped to 5-5. Anthony Gill led the winners with 21 points. Jordan Mickey added 14. Read more here.

December 1, 2018 - UNICS adds size with Carmichael
UNICS Kazan bolstered its frontcourt by inking big man Jackie Carmichael to a two-month deal, with an option to extend his contract until the end of the season, the club announced Friday. Carmichael (2.05 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon. Read more here.

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