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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 downtown.

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 Playoffs.

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 assists.

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 - Tony Parker Wins 2012 Skills Challenge
Tony Parker San Antonio Spurs wins 2012 Skills Challenge on 2012 NBA All-Star weekend. Parker beat his opponents in first round as only player under 30 seconds score (29.2).

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 teams.

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 hunt.

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 Barcelona.

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 shots.

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
FC 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 - Serbian Radivoj Korac Cup Final
Partizan mt:s celebrated its fifth consecutive Serbian Radivoja Koraca Cup on Sunday after downing archrival Crvena Zvezda 64-51 in Nis. Vladimir Lucic scored 11 and Domonic James 10 to lead Partizan in a game that was close entering the fourth quarter.

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 Torino.

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 disappointed.

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 semifinal.

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 other.

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 82-77.

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 good.

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 the game.

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 on Friday.

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 season.

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 Barcelona.

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 spot.

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 season.

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 Piraeus.

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 unspecified injury.

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 in Istanbul.

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 in Orlando.

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 time!

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 Banvit BK.

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