February 29, 2012 - Eurocup Last 16, Week 6 MVP: Jeremiah Massey, Lokomotiv-Kuban One
of the biggest stars in the 2011-12 Eurocup earned weekly MVP honors
for the second time this season. Jeremiah Massey of Lokomotiv-Kuban led
his team to a go-ahead 73-70 home win against Alba Berlin with a 37
performance index ranking. Massey, who previously earned regular season
Week 5 MVP honors, led Loko with 23 points on 4-of-7 shots from
February 29, 2012 - Maccabi, Blatt agree to multi-year extension Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv announced Tuesday that head coach David Blatt agreed
to terms on a multi-year extension to remain at the helm of the club.
The deal is for two more seasons after this one with an option for a
third year. Blatt, 52, is in his second reign as Maccabi coach.
February 29, 2012 - Turkish Airkines Euroleague, Top 16, Week 6: it's crunch time! The
2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 - the last with a six-game
round robin format - comes to an end this week with several decisive
games all around the competition. Two teams - CSKA Moscow in Group E
and FC Barcelona Regal in Group H - are already Top 16 group champions
and earned the right to get the home court advantage in the upcoming
February 28, 2012 - Gescrap BB big man Fischer injured Gescrap
BB will face its critical Top 16, Week 6 game at Unicaja without big
man D’Or Fischer, who will miss several weeks with a calf injury on his
right foot. Fischer has started all 15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
games the men in black have played this season and leads the team in
rebounding (6.2 rpg.) and blocked shots (1.4 bpg.).
February 28, 2012 - Dejan Musli loaned to Mega Vizura One
of the most talented young players in Europe a years ago, Dejan Musli
will finish this season is Serbian team Mega Vizura. Dejan Musli came
from Caja Laboral on loan.
February 28, 2012 - Eurocup Last 16, Week 6: Last quarterfinals berths to be decided in Week 6! The 2011-12 Eurocup Last 16 comes to an end
with eight exciting games all across the continent. Two teams -
Valencia Basket in Group I and Spartak St. Petersburg in Group K - are
have already reached the Quarterfinals as group champions and two
others - BC Donetsk and BC Khimki in Group J - have also clinched a
spot in the next round.
February 27, 2012 - Zouros in, Sarica out on Anadolu Efes bench Days
after being eliminated from the playoffs race in a season for which it
had Final Four hopes, Anadolu Efes decided to change course by bringing
in a new head coach, Ilias Zouros, on Monday. Zouros will replace Ufuk
Sarica, who had joined Efes at a similar juncture last season, but was
unable to put the team into position to try to make the 2011 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul this May.
February 27, 2012 - Unicaja: Garbajosa out 4-6 weeks Unicaja
power forward Jorge Garbajosa is expected to be sidelined for at least
4 weeks due to a leg injury, the club announced Monday. Garbajosa got
injured late in a Spanish League showdown against Eurocup powerhouse
Valencia Basket and did not return to action. He has a calf muscle tear
in his left leg, which will force him to be sidelined for 4 to 6 weeks.
February 27, 2012 - West wins 2012 All-Star game In
last night spectacle in Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, West Conference
won 152:149. Kevin Durant scored 36 points, Kobe Bryant added 27, Blake
Griffin 22 and Russell Westbrook 21. For East, Lebron James scored 36
points, Dwyane Wade added 24, Deron Williams 20 and Carmelo Anthony 19.
Dwyane Wade had triple-double with 24 points, 10 rebounds and 10
February 27, 2012 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 22 The
upper half of the Italian League standings tightened after leader
Montepaschi Siena lost to Acea Roma, but maintained sole possession of
first place. Roma edged Siena 77-76 as the visitors’ Igor Rakocevic
missed a potential game winner with the clock running out.
February 27, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 21 The
top three teams in the Spanish League all won as leader FC Barcelona
Regal and closest rival Real Madrid both registered comfortable
victories, while Caja Laboral edged past Blancos de Rueda Valladolid.
Barcelona beat Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada 86-59, outscoring the opponent
50-25 in the first and third quarters.
February 27, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 20 Vassilis
Spanoulis scored 15 points to lead Olympiacos to victory over Aris
85-69 as the Reds improved to 18-1 and remain atop the Greek League
standings. Panathinaikos thrashed Ilissiakos 58-90 on the road behind
17 points from David Logan to stay close behind at 16-2.
February 27, 2012 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 19 GS
Medical moved into a tie for first place in the Turkish League over the
weekend by thwacking Hacettepe Univ., while Anadolu Efes fell at Banvit
BK. The two share the top spot with 15-3 records, followed by Banvit at
14-4 and Besiktas with 14 wins and five losses.
February 26, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda wins NIJ Classification Tournament in Belgrade Even
despite four dominant wins for Crvena Zvezda in four games before
final, Crvena Zvezda had no easy game in final of Nike International
Junior Classification Tournament Belgrade, against Partizan.
February 26, 2012 - Belgrade NIJT final: Partizan vs. Crvena Zvezda A
chance to become junior champion of Europe awaits the winner of today's
Partizan vs. Crvena Zvezda final, just getting started at the Nike
International Junior Classification Tournament Belgrade-JCT.
February 26, 2012 - Kevin Love wins 2012 3-Point Shootout Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves wins 2012 3-Point Shootout.
In final round Kevin Love defeats Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder.
With tied scores of 16 points, Kevin Love and Kevin Durant entered
final round in battle for 3-Point Shootout trophy.
February 26, 2012 - Jeremy Evans Wins 2012 Slam Dunk Contest Last night in second night of 2012 NBA All-Star weekend Jeremy Evans, Utah Jazz wins in 2012 Slam Dunk contest.
His teammate, Gordon Hayward helped him with a jump-over double
alley-oop. Jeremy Evans wins over Chase Budinger Houston Rockets, Paul
George Indiana Pacers and Derrick Williams Minnesota Timberwolves.
February 25, 2012 - Dominic James led Partizan mt:s to another one win In
fantastic atmosphere at front of 5.000 fans, Cibona Zagreb lost against
Partizan mt:s after overtime. Final score 77:83 (13:18, 19:13, 20:23,
16:14, 9:15). I may say that we had an great opportunity to watch this
great match, clash between Cibona Zagreb and Partizan mt:s Belgrade in
ABA Adriatic league Game 19.
February 25, 2012 - Team Chuck beat Team Shaq in NBA Rising Stars Challenge 2012 2012
NBA All-Star weekend began last night witk NBA Rising Stars Challenge
where team of Charles Barkley beat team of Shaquille O’Neal. As we wrote two days ago,
this year Rookies and Sophomores didn’t play against each other. NBA
legends, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O’Neal choose players for its
February 24, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league Game 19 preview After
some short break due to National Cup competitions, ABA Adriatic league
will continue today with Game 19. Two games will open this Game 19 in ABA Adriatic league. First at 18.00 CET Siroki Wwin will host Zlatorog Lasko in Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
February 24, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 5 bwin MVP: Omar Cook, EA7 Emporio Armani With
his team’s season on the line, Omar Cook stepped up with his finest
game of the season in leading EA7 Emporio Armani Milan to a 58-67 road
win over defending champion Panathinaikos in Athens. Unfortunately for
Cook and co., the result was not enough to keep Milan in the playoffs
February 24, 2012 - Belgrade NIJT starts today The
Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Classification
Tournament Belgrade-JCT will be held February 24 to 26 in the city of
Belgrade, Serbia. The tournament, to be played at TBC, will see four
Serbian teams compete against four international teams. INSEP of France
and Crvena Zvezda of Serbia both reached last years final round in
February 23, 2012 - Lebron James expects to stop Linsanity I
am sure that all NBA fans looking forward for tonight’s game between
Miami Heat and New York Knicks, and Lebron James and Jeremy Lin
match-up. According to some US media, Lebron James stated that he would
like to guard Jeremy Lin on this game from time to time.
February 23, 2012 - Even injured Nikola Pekovic had double-double Minnesota
Timberwolves beat Utah Jazz last night as Luke Ridnour scored
buzzer-beater. In last quarter Wolves outscored Utah 36-21. J.J. Barea
scored 17 points, Luke Ridnour added 11 points. The most important that
Nikola Pekovic back from ankle injury had another double-double.
February 22, 2012 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5 MVP: DaShaun Wood, Alba Berlin One
of the most dynamic guards in the competition gave a parting gift to
his home fans as DaShaun Wood led Alba Berlin to a come-from-behind win
over Benetton Basket Treviso as o2 World on Tuesday. Wood was at his
best for Berlin, which despite having already being mathematically
eliminated from Eurocup quarterfinals contention produced a herculean
effort for an 83-74 victory.
February 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 5: The best drama in basketball! Week
5 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 promises to have finality
for many of the teams competing for the eight playoffs tickets.
Entering the week, all 16 teams are still alive, but as many as seven –
or in theory none at all – could secure playoffs berths this week.
February 21, 2012 - Milan, Nicholas parts ways before visiting Panathinaikos EA7
Emporio Armani has reached an agreement with shooting guard Drew
Nicholas to terminate his contract, the club announced Tuesday.
Nicholas, a two-time Euroleague champion and a former Alphonso Ford Top
Scoring trophy winner with Benetton Treviso, averaged 7.4 points and
1.7 assists in 14 Euroleague games this season, hitting just 36 of 119
February 21, 2012 - Eurocup Last 16, Week 5: Decision time! The battle to reach the Eurocup Quarterfinals resumes in Last 16 Game 5,
in which everything can happen. Only one team - Valencia Basket - has
booked its ticket to the next round and as many as eight others -
obviously, not all of them, since there are seven open spots - have
chances to get to the Quarterfinals.
February 20, 2012 - FC Barcelona Regal's Eidson to miss rest of Top 16
Barcelona Regal announced on Monday afternoon that guard Chuck Eidson
will have to be sidelined for the next three to four weeks, meaning he
will miss the last two Top 16 games, against Bennet Cantu and Maccabi
Electra, in which the team plays to advance to the Playoffs.
February 20, 2012 - Spanish King's Cup Final Real
Madrid thoroughly outplayed FC Barcelona Regal 74-91 in Barcelona to
win the Spanish King’s Cup for the first time in 19 years. Despite the
drought, the victory gives the Whites their 23rd cup since the
competition began 79 years ago – one more than Barcelona.
February 20, 2012 - Italian Cup Final David
Andersen was named Italian Final Eight MVP after scoring 23 points on
excellent shooting to lead Montepaschi Siena to the Italian Cup title
for the fourth straight year. Montepaschi bested fellow Turkish
Airlines Euroleague side Bennet Cantu 88-71 in the title game Sunday in
February 20, 2012 - Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 17 The
Israeli League super classic lived up to expectations on Sunday night
as defending champion Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv fended off Hapoel
Jerusalem 100-104 after overtime in the Israeli capital. In a game that
was close throughout, Ramel Bradley was fouled attempting a
three-pointer at the end of regulation and made the resulting 3 free
throws to knot the score at 90-90 and force overtime.
February 19, 2012 - Partizan mt:s won Radivoj Korac Cup Partizan
mt:s topped Crvena Zvezda Diva 64:51 and won Radivoj Korac Cup in
fantastic atmosphere in Cair Arena in City of Nis tonight. Honestly, I
expected much more from this game. Of course, it is impossible to
expect to watch some attractive game in final, but I am quite
February 19, 2012 - Partizan mt:s and Crvena Zvezda Diva in Radivoj Korac Cup final Much
much easier than expected, Partizan mt:s qualified to Radivoj Korac Cup
final after they topped Radnicki Kragujevac in first Semifinal game,
with 96:75. Radnicki finished first half with +1, but that was all from
Radnicki in this game. At the beginning of the second half, Partizan
mt:s started much better with better engagement.
February 19, 2012 - Italian Cup semifinals A
rematch is set for the Italian Cup title after defending champion
Montepaschi Siena and challenger Bennet Cantu survived semifinals
Saturday with narrow victories in Torino. Siena will aim for its fourth
cup title - all consecutively so far - after outlasting fellow-Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power EA7 Emporio Armani Milan by 67-65 in their
February 19, 2012 - Turkish Cup final BJK
Besiktas Milangaz stormed back from a halftime deficit to seize its
second Turkish Cup title on Saturday with a 74-78 victory in the final
against BK Banvit in Konya, Turkey. The victory marked 25 years since
Besiktas lifted the Turkish Cup for the first time, in 1987.
February 19, 2012 - Lithuanian Cup final Zalgiris
Kaunas coasted to its second consecutive Lithuanian Cup title and
fourth in six seasons by blowing away Pasvalio Pieno Zvaigzdes by 99-62
on Saturday. Zalgiris was playing its sixth consecutive final while
Pasvalio, a second-division club until this season, was already
celebrating the highest achievment in its history just by reaching the
tournament's final four.
February 19, 2012 - Spanish King's Cup semifinals F.C.
Barcelona Regal will try for its third straight Spanish King's Cup at
home on Sunday against arch-rival Real Madrid as both Turkish Airlines
Euroleague teams dominated late in their semifinals on Saturday.
Barcelona and Madrid enter Sunday's final tied with 22 titles each in
the 75-year history of the cup.
February 18, 2012 - Hornets end Knicks’ Lin-ning streak, 89-85 Jeremy
Lin knows everybody credited him for the Knicks’ seven straight wins,
so he takes the blame for their one-game losing streak. With famous fan
Spike Lee donning Lin’s high school jersey in the latest bout of
Linsanity, New York’s point guard sensation committed nine turnovers,
tied for the most in the NBA this season, in an 89-85 loss to the New
Orleans Hornets on Friday night.
February 18, 2012 - James, Heat blast Cavaliers 111-87 His
latest homecoming over and the hatred subsided, LeBron James had more
to do. He greeted a fans standing behind the bench and personally
delivered his headband to a young admirer before heading to the locker
room. He left the floor he once owned, skipping down a carpeted runway
and slapping outstretched hands with every step.
February 18, 2012 - Serbian Radivoja Koraca Cup quarterfinals, Day 2 Crvena Zvezda and Hemofarm Stada
won Friday to join Partizan mt:s and Radnicki in the Serbian Radivoja
Koraca Cup semifinals. Crvena Zvezda topped BKK Radnicki 88-74 and
Hemofarm Stada slammed Radnicki FMP 84-58. Zvezda will play Hemofarm in
one of Saturday’s semifinals and Partizan will face Radnicki in the
February 17, 2012 - Euroleague Basketball presents One Team supported by Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Basketball and its member clubs are proud to present One Team, a new
corporate social responsibility (CSR) and marketing partnership program
supported by Turkish Airlines that tipped off with a three-day workshop
this week in Barcelona.
February 17, 2012 - Serbian Radivoja Koraca Cup quarterfinals, Day 1 The
first two quarterfinals of the Radivoja Koraca Cup featured much
different games and in the end Partizan mt:s and Radnicki celebrated
wins. Partizan smacked down Mega Vizura 98-69 as Miroslav Raduljica
scored 16 points, while Radnicki held on to edge Vojvodina Srbijagas
77-75. Partizan held a 40-34 halftime lead, but pulled away in the
second half for the comfortable victory.
February 17, 2012 - Italian Cup quarterfinals, Day 1 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague sides Montepaschi Siena and EA7 Emporio Armani
Milan punched their tickets to the Italian Cup semifinals with
respective wins Thursday in Torino. Montepaschi bested Banco di
Sardegna Sassari 70-60, while Milan ousted Canadian Solar Bologna
February 17, 2012 - Croatian Kresimir Cosic Cup Final Cedevita lifted the Kresimir Cosic Cup
for the first time in club history by edging KK Zagreb in the final
74-72. Matjaz Smodis was named tournament MVP after scored 10 of his 27
points in the fourth quarter for the winners. Zagreb led 57-53 through
three quarters, but the Ants outscored Zagreb 10-0 in the first
four-and-a-half minutes of the fourth quarter to take the lead for
February 17, 2012 - Israeli Cup Final Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv routed Maccabi Rishon 82-69 to lift the Israeli Cup
for the third season in a row and the 39th time in club history. Keith
Langford scored 12 first quarter points to stake Maccabi to a
double-digit lead and the yellow-and-blue coasted the rest of the way.
February 16, 2012 - McCalebb: 'The NBA can wait' Montepaschi
Siena point guard Bo McCalebb has once again dismmissed rumours of a
move to the NBA, deciding to stay in Europe. In an interview with
Italian newspaper Corriere Dello Sport, the American-born Macedonian
international said he was enjoying his basketball and doesn't feel the
need to change.
February 16, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 19 Giorgos
Printezis netted 14 points and paced Olympiacos to an important 64-78
victory over Kolossos Rhodes on the road as the Reds improved their
record to 17-1 to remain atop the Greek League standings. Meanwhile
Panathinaikos overwhelmed Kavala 93-71 behind 16 points and 5 assists
from Sarunas Jasikevicius and remains second at 15-2.
February 16, 2012 - Turkish Cup Quarterfinals, Day 2 Galatasaray
Medical Park rolled to the semifinals of the Turkish Cup on Wednesday
by crushing Antalya Bsb 94-57 in the quarterfinals in Konya.
Galatasaray will meet Besiktas in one semifinal on Friday.
February 15, 2012 - FIBA wants major changes, FIBA Europe thinking of separation The
tension between world's basketball governing body, FIBA, and its
European branch FIBA Europe is about to reach new heights. The latest
FIBA's proposal of international calendar changes would give more
significance to FIBA World Cup, taking it from EuroBasket.
February 15, 2012 - Turkish Cup Quarterfinals, Day 1 Banvit
BK became the first team to reach the Turkish Cup semifinals by topping
Tofas 81-78 in the first quarterfinal. Lance Williams led the winners
with 19 points. Serkan Erdogan added 12 for Banvit. Jurica Zuza had 24
points for Tofas while Brad Buckman added 23.
February 15, 2012 - Israeli Cup semifinals Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv and Maccabi Rishon Lezion will meet for the Israeli
Cup on Thursday after each won respective semifinals at Nokia Arena on
Monday. Tel Aviv routed Hapoel Holon 91-70 behind 20 points each from
Devin Smith and Lior Eliyahu to reach the final for the 44th time.
February 14, 2012 - Nowitzki, FIBA European Player of the Year Dirk
Nowitzki is the European Player of the Year 2011, FIBA Europe have
announced. Dallas Mavericks and Germany forward, Nowitzki came in 4th
in the fans voting, but was aided by the experts voting to surpass
Eurobasket 2011 MVP, Juan Carlos Navarro.
February 14, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 5 Playoff possibilities When
the teams of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 return to the
court, all will face similar situations in that their Top 16, Week 5
games are paramount. Seven of the eight spots in the playoffs could be
decided by the end of Week.
February 14, 2012 - Magic defeated Timberwolves, Nikola Pekovic double-double I
am sure that Minnesota Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman regret why
Nikola Pekovic didn’t play as starter from the beggining of the season.
Another great role for Pekovic and another double-double score. Pac-Man
play better and better but unfortunatelly his Timberwolves had no much
luck in last few games.
February 14, 2012 - Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade I
believe that most of Basketball fans in Serbia already know that
Belgrade will host Nike International Junior Classificiation
Tournament. Tournament will be held February 24 to 26. The tournament
winner will advance to the Nike International Junior Tournament at the
2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul from May 10-13.
February 13, 2012 - Dirk to play preseason in Germany NBA
Finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki will be playing pre-season games in Barcelona
and his home nation, Germany, ESPNDallas.com has reported.
February 13, 2012 - Valanciunas scoops Young Player of the Year award Lietuvos
Rytas and Lithuania center Jonas Valanciunas has won the FIBA Europe
Player of the Year award for 2011. The seven-foot Valanciunas topped
U20 European Championship MVP Nikola Mirotic of Spain who finished
second, Turkey's Enes Kanter grabbed third.
February 13, 2012 - Olympiacos edge Panathinaikos in thriller In
a city where protests are widespread due to the nation being close to
bankruptcy, Athens needed this. Even the Greek A1 All-Star Game has
been cancelled due to funding. But while the Athens derby won't stop
the troubles facing the country of Greece, financially.
February 13, 2012 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 18 Anadolu
Efes maintained its two-victory lead atop the Turkish League standings
with a big 81-57 victory over Olin Edirne on Saturday to improve to
16-2, while second placed GS Medical Park, third placed Besiktas and
fourth placed Banvit BK and all won to keep pace.
February 13, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 20 There
were no changes at the top of the Spanish League as both FC Barcelona
Regal and Real Madrid notched impressive victories. Barcelona easily
beat FIATC Mutua Joventut on the road 52-79, taking an 11-13 lead at
the end of the first quarter and adding to it through the remainder of
February 13, 2012 - French League, Regular Season, Game 18 Chalon-sur-Saone
stopped Orleans’ six-game winning streak in convincing fashion, winning
94-62 to take a 15-3 record and regain a tie for first place atop the
French League table with Gravelines, which lost 85-83 to Le Mans in an
overtime thriller. Chalon-sur-Saone grabbed a 29-16 margin against
Orleans at the end of the first quarter and never looked back.
February 13, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 18 Olympiacos
downed archival Panathinaikos 78-77 in the Greek League showdown to
move atop the standings with a 16-1 record, while the Greens fell
behind at 14-2. Giorgos Printezis paced the Reds with 13 points,
Vangelis Mantzaris tallied 11 points and Vassilis Spanoulis produced 10
points and 5 assists for the hosts.
February 12, 2012 - Zalgiris romps to title at Kaunas NIJT Host
Zalgiris is the champion of Kaunas International Junior Tournament and
will be headed to the Nike International Junior Tournament finals
during Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four weekend in Istanbul this
May. Zalgiris dominated BC Khimki Moscow Region 107-60 in Sunday’s
title game as Justas Tamulis scored 21 points.
February 12, 2012 - Jeremy Lin, one more time Last
night New York Knicks played against Minnesota Timberwolves, and Jeremy
Lin led Knicks to another one, fifth consecutive win. As we wrote last time,
new star was born. This time, Jeremy Lin led his team again, and this
time scored 20 points and added 8 assists and 6 rebounds.
February 12, 2012 - Greek All Star game cancelled Greek
League has announced the cancellation of the scheduled All Star Game
which was due to take place in May. The reason behind the decision is
the lack of funds.
February 11, 2012 - Paul lifts Clippers over Sixers 78-77 With
some help from Blake Griffin, Chris Paul came up huge when the Los
Angeles Clippers needed it most. Paul had 24 points, including the
game-winning 17-footer with 3.2 seconds left, Griffin added 16 points
and 11 rebounds and the Clippers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 78-77
February 11, 2012 - Lin scores 38 to lead Knicks over Lakers 92-85 Jeremy
Lin outplayed Kobe Bryant, ended the mighty Lakers’ dominance of the
Knicks and then tried to pretend it was just another game. Wrong. This
was the night that proved he’s no one-week wonder, that he’s got a real
NBA career ahead of him. After all, Kobe’s waiting for revenge next
February 11, 2012 - Good debut for Dominic James Last
night in Belgrade, Partizan mt:s hosted Siroki in Game 20 of ABA
Adriatic league. Black and whites won with final result 86:59 (20:21,
12:15, 27:9, 27:14). For those who were not able to watch this game,
final score could looks like that it was an easy game for Black and
whites but actually it wasn’t.
February 10, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 4 bwin MVP: Aaron Jackson, Gescrap BB In
a week full of surprises, Aaron Jackson of Gescrap BB was at the center
of one of the biggest. Just one week after his team was battered by 16
points in a loss at Real Madrid, the men in black turned the tables en
route to a 93-69 victory.
February 10, 2012 - Kaunas NIJT event tips off Friday The
third Nike International Junior Classification Tournament of the season
gets underway this weekend in Kaunas, Lithuania, with eight teams from
as many countries vying for the title. This marks the first season for
Kaunas on the NIJT slate and it does so with a showcase of young
talent, including host Zalgiris Kaunas, which reached the title game of
the NIJT Finals at the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in
February 8, 2012 - Dominic James finally in black and white jersey! Dominic James finally became new Partizan mt:s player! All administrative problems are solved and James signed contract with Serbian champions
until the end of this season. James was born on October 5 1986, he
plays on play maker position and he is 180cm tall.
February 8, 2012 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4 MVP - Hilton Armstrong, Asvel Basket With
his team facing a must-win game to remain in the fight for the Eurocup
Quarterfinals, Hilton Armstrong rose to the occasion with one of his
biggest games yet to lead Asvel Basket to a huge win over Aris BSA
2003. And when the dust settled, Armstrong’s 18-point, 8-rebound effort
was also enough to give him the title of Eurocup Last 16, Game 4 MVP.
February 8, 2012 - Euroleague Top 16, Week 4: First playoffs tickets up for grabs! The
2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 enters a truly pivotal week
in which as many as seven teams can access the playoffs. Only one of
them - CSKA Moscow - fully depends on its own game to clinch a playoff
February 8, 2012 - Maccabi big man James out 6 weeks Maccabi
Electra announced that big man Shawn James will be sidelined for an
estimated six weeks with a back injury.It was discovered that James,
who is in his first season with the team, has a slipped disc.
February 8, 2012 - Gescrap BB adds size with Samb Gescrap
BB boosted its frontcourt by signing big man Mamadou Samb for the
remainder of the season with an option for the 2012-13 season. Samb
(2.08 meters, 22 years old) actually signed in late January, but has
only been eligible to play in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague starting
with this week’s contest against Real Madrid.
February 7, 2012 - Dominic James officially signed with Partizan mt:s It
is finally confirmed, Dominic James is new player of Partizan mt:s
Belgrade. As we already wrote few times about all this case, it is
officially confirmed on Partizan mt:s official website.
February 7, 2012 - Bennet Cantu parts ways with Gianella Following
the signing of Doron Perkins, Bennet Cantu has come to terms with
reserve point guard Nico Gianella to terminate his contract. Gianella
joined the club during the start of the season and produced 4.4 points
and 1 assist over five Turkish Airlines Euroleague games for Cantu.
February 6, 2012 - Asvel Basket adds Charitopoulos Asvel
Basket fortified its frontcourt with the signing of power forward
Dimitrios Charitopoulos for the remainder of the season. Charitopoulos
(2.05 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Marrousi in his native Greece,
where averaged 12.1 points and 7.6 blocks in 14 Greek League games this
February 6, 2012 - Eurocup Last 16, Week 4: the time is now! The
2011-12 Eurocup Last 16 gets to pivotal Week 4, in which as many as
four teams - Valencia Basket, BC Khimki, Spartak St. Petersburg and
Banvit BK - can book respective tickets to the Quarterfinals. Those
teams that played on the road last week hosts their opponents in what
promises to be an interesting rematch.
February 6, 2012 - Becirovic to soothe Iran's Asian hangover. Ex-Slovenia
coach Memi Becirovic has become the new head coach of the Iran national
team. Becirovic, who guided Slovenia to the quarter-finals of the 2010
world championships in Turkey, takes over from Veselin Matic, who
parted ways with Iran shortly after the Asiabasket tournament, after
they were knocked out in the last eight by Jordan.
February 6, 2012 - Convincing win for black and whites Partizan
mt:s beat Zlatorog in "Pionir" and enrolled another win in Adriatic
league with the score 90:50 (23:16, 23:12, 24:12, 20:10). In opening
minutes Raduljica was great in the paint, and also was Strnada who
scored from distance for 5:5. Milosavljevic and Macvan joined Raduljica
in attack and black and whites stepped in to the lead 11:7.
February 6, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 17 With
Giorgos Printezis once again on fire and netting 20 points, Olympiacos
thrashed Peristeri 55-87 on the road to improve its record to 15-1 and
remain atop the Greek League standings. Meanwhile Panathinaikos enjoyed
a week 17 bye before the two teams meet each other next Sunday in
February 6, 2012 - French League, Regular Season, Game 17 BCM
Gravelines stayed atop the French League table with a 15-2 record after
it took out Nanterre at home 69-61. Nanterre made the hosts work,
taking a 47-52 lead at the end of the third quarter, but the hosts took
off on a 12-2 early run in the fourth to take over the game.
February 6, 2012 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 21 There
were big wins for three of the top teams in the Adriatic League over
the weekend, while Cibona stopped Buducnost in another key clash.
First-placed Maccabi Electra routed Union Olimpija 63-83 on the road
Saturday night as David Blu scored 17 and Richard Hendrix posted 14
points and 10 rebounds.
February 5, 2012 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 17 The
postponement of the clash between Turkish Airlines Euroleague and
Eurocup contenders Galatasaray Medical Park and Banvit BK was postponed
till next month, which opened the door for league leader Anadolu Efes
to extend the gap over second place to two wins after claiming a
victory on the road.
February 5, 2012 - Zeljko Lukajic in Ukraine Zeljko
Lukajic who left Hemofarm bench about two weeks ago, didn’t wait too
long for new engagement. Lukajic signed new contract with BC
Politehnika Halychyna until end of season 2012/2013.
February 4, 2012 - Doron Perkins headed to Cantu With
what could turn out to be exquisite timing, Bennet Cantu announced
Saturday that combo guard Doron Perkins would join the club, pending
medical exams on Monday, just a couple days before the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague signing deadline for the season.
February 4, 2012 - Heat use late run to top 76ers 99-79 With
LeBron James running the show, Miami ran the Sixers out of their
building. Dwyane Wade scored 26 points, and James had 19 points and 12
rebounds to lift the Miami Heat to a 99-79 win over the Philadelphia
76ers on Friday night.
February 4, 2012 - Wolves overcome Morrow’s 42 to beat Nets 108-105 The
Minnesota Timberwolves almost never won away from home last season.
Now, they don’t seem eager to go back there. Luke Ridnour made the
tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:23 left, Nikola Pekovic scored a
career-high 27 points, and the Timberwolves beat the New Jersey Nets
108-105 on Friday night to surpass last season’s road victory total.
February 4, 2012 - Efes loses Kuqo to injury On
the heels of a loaning one veteran away this week, Anadolu Efes
Istanbul announced Friday that it had lost another to a long-term
injury. On Friday, a day after loaning point guard Vlado Ilievski to
Eurocup contender Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia, Efes announced that center
Ermal Kuqo would be out two months after undergoing surgery for an
February 3, 2012 - Steven Smith two weeks out Steven
Smith of Panathinaikos underwent an MRI scan on Friday that showed a
muscular tear in his left leg and will be sidelined for about two
weeks. Smith was injured seven minutes into the game against Fenerbahce
February 3, 2012 - Lazovski to coach FYR of Macedonia Marjan
Lazovski has been appointed the new coach of FYR of Macedonia. This
follows the departure of Marin Dokuzovski who left to focus on his
Bulgarian club side Lukoil Academic.
February 3, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 21 Believe
or not, this weekend we will have Game 21, even most of the teams
played only 18 games, Cedevita Zagreb and Crvena Zvezda Beograd only
17. Ohh well, people from ABA Adriatic league changes schedule due to
Maccabi and their Turkish Airlines Euroleague games, but couldn’t you
guys just change numbers of scheduled weeks?
February 3, 2012 - 2012 All-Star starters named Two cities and three franchises accounted for six of the 10 players voted starters for the 2012 NBA All-Star Game,
announced Thursday. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James of the Miami Heat were
voted Eastern Conference starters for the Feb. 26 game at Amway Center
February 3, 2012 - CSKA's Khryapa, out until March As
confirmed by the club, CSKA Moscow forward Viktor Khryapa will be out
for approximately one month, due to a dislocation on his index finger.
Khryapa is expected to be back in March, which means that he will miss
the rest of the Top 16.
February 3, 2012 - Euroleague Top 16, Week 3 bwin MVP: Nenad Krstic, CSKA Moscow One
of the central figures in what is shaping up to be a season for the
record books for CSKA Moscow is center Nenad Krstic. The big man added
to his stellar campaign this week by picking up Top 16, Week 3 bwin MVP
honors and thus joining teammate Andrei Kirilenko among only three
players to claim that title twice this season.
February 2, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Week 3 The
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 hit its halfway mark with Week 3’s
eight contests. With three games left in this phase of the competition,
all teams are still alive and none have made the playoffs yet, but that
could change as soon as next week. In fact, there is the potential for
seven of the eight playoffs tickets to be handed out in one week’s
February 1, 2012 - Anadolu Efes loans Ilievski out to Lokomotiv Kuban Anadolu
Efes has agreed to send veteran playmaker Vlado Ilievski on loan to
Eurocup contender Lokomotiv Kuban for the remainder of the season.
Ilievski (1.88 meters, 32 years old) will be eligible to compete in the
Eurocup from the next game against Benetton Basket.
February 1, 2012 - Eurocup Last 16 Game 3 MVP: Nando De Colo, Valencia Basket Former
Eurocup champion and First Team All-Eurocup selection Nando De Colo
added another achievement in the competition as he set career highs in
scoring, steals and performance index rating en route to an important
Valencia Basket victory and Last 16, Game 3 MVP honors.
February 1, 2012 - Euroleague Top 16, Week 3: High hopes heading into halfway point! The
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 is about to reach its halfway mark
with four undefeated teams eyeing early qualification to the playoffs,
another four - one per group - looking first victories and eight teams
with 1-1 records aiming for second place or higher. Action starts with
three games on Wednesday.
February 1, 2012 - Zalgiris releases Nelson Zalgiris
Kaunas released rookie forward Reeves Nelson, the club announced
Tuesday. Nelson was originally signed for one-month with a team option
to extend the deal for the rest of the season, but Zalgiris declined
the option on the last day of January.
February 1, 2012 - Bojan Krstovic reaches 100th Eurocup game! Eurocup
veteran Bojan Krstovic reached a new milestone Tuesday when he became
the first player to reach 100 Eurocup games. In his 100th Eurocup game,
Krstovic scoring 6 points in 22 minutes for Buducnost Voli against
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