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  News archive February 2018


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February 27, 2018 - Baskonia big man Bordignon suffers torn ACL
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz big man Daniel Bordignon will miss the remainder of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The 22-year-old suffered the injury at the team's practice on Monday. Read more here.

February 27, 2018 - Katin Reinhardt leaves Igokea and moves to Ulm
Katin Reinhardt is no longer a player of Igokea. The club confirmed that the American shooting guard will continue his basketball career in Ulm, Germany. Reinhardt played just 3 games for Igokea in the 2017-18 ABA League season in which he averaged 17 points, 3,5 rebounds and 3,7 assists. Read more here.

February 27, 2018 - Marko Pecarski turns 18 and inks pro contract with Partizan NIS
Marko Pecarski has signed his first professional contract with Partizan NIS. After he turned 18 this month, Marko Pecarski has received the best birthday present. He signed his first professional contract with Partizan NIS, which will keep him in the club for the next 4 years. Read more here.

February 26, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for February: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region
As the top scorer in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague during a month in which his team seriously boosted its chances of making the playoffs for the first time ever, Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region has been chosen by Euroleague Basketball as the MVP for February. Read more here.

February 26, 2018 - AX Milan extends center Gudaitis
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan reached a new agreement with center Arturas Gudaitis to keep working together until the end of the 2020-21 season. Gudaitis is averaging 9.8 points on a 72.9% two-point shots (70-of-96) and 5.7 rebounds in 22 games off the bench this season. Read more here.

February 25, 2018 - Fall stars as France finish with a flourish to stay perfect
France booked their place in the Second Round of the European Qualifiers as they maintained their perfect record in front of their home crowd with a 64-49 victory over Belgium. Moustapha Fall was a perfect 10 of 10 from the field as he topscored with 23 points. Read more here.

February 25, 2018 - Russia get back on track with convincing win over Bosnia and Herzegovina
Russia bounced back from Friday's defeat to France in style as they beat Bosnia and Herzegovina 70-53. The home side were able to avenge their loss in November as they recorded their second home win of Group E with a convincing display. Read more here.

February 25, 2018 - Fast start helps Germany overcome Georgia to stay unbeaten
Germany ensured they will advance to the Second Round after overcoming Georgia away from home for an 87-77 victory. The visitors made it four wins from four to complete their second perfect window following Friday's home win over Serbia. Read more here.

February 25, 2018 - Efes inks former All-EuroLeague forward Weems
Anadolu Efes Istanbul gave its roster a boost for the final stretch of the season with the addition of forward Sonny Weems, who signed a deal until the end of this season, club announced on Saturday. The move for Efes comes days after losing forward Zoran Dragic to a season-ending knee injury. Read more here.

February 24, 2018 - Round 23 co-MVPs: Spanoulis, Olympiacos and Wright, Bamberg
A Turkish Airlines EuroLeague legend and a newcomer to the competition this season became co-MVPs for Round 23 by pacing their teams to key victories. Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus played his best game of the season in an 80-70 home win over Valencia Basket on Thursday. Read more here.

February 24, 2018 - Filip Barovic extended with Buducnost VOLI for the next 2 seasons
Filip Barovic was a well-known name for Buducnost VOLI fans when he was arriving to Podgorica this summer. He used to play for this club between 2008 and 2011 and this season he decided to extend the cooperation with the Podgorica side for two more seasons. Read more here.

February 23, 2018 - Wright leads Brose past Zvezda
Brose Bamberg tied a club-record 14 three-pointers and registered its largest win in the past two seasons, topping the visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 86-62 on Friday. Brose swept Zvezda with this win, so even though both teams hold 9-14 records, Brose is in 11th place and Zvezda 12th. Read more here.

February 23, 2018 - Madrid starts strong, routs host Barcelona
Real Madrid got back on the winning track by downing archrivals FC Barcelona Lassa in blowout fashion, 74-101, on the road at Palau Blaugrana on Friday. Madrid took its record to 14-9, the same as Khimki Moscow Region, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens and Zalgiris Kaunas. Read more here.

February 23, 2018 - Shved lifts Khimki past Panathinaikos
Khimki Moscow Region confirmed its great form and improved its playoffs chances by downing Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 78-61 at home on Friday. Khimki registered its fifth win in the last six games. Read more here.

February 23, 2018 - White, Zalgiris stop host Efes, tie for fourth place
Zalgiris Kaunas pushed itself closer to a historic playoffs qualification by downing host Anadolu Efes Istanbul by 70-86 on Friday. It was the fifth road win of the season for Zalgiris, whose record rose to 14-9, which now ties them on victories for fourth place. Read more here.

February 22, 2018 - Unicaja’s guards shine in crucial win over Maccabi
Unicaja Malaga registered its second consecutive win by downing Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 83-69 at home on Thursday. Unicaja improved to 10-13 for a share of ninth place in the regular season standings and dropped eighth-place Maccabi to 12-11. Read more here.

February 22, 2018 - Spanoulis masterclass leads Olympiacos past Valencia
Olympiacos Piraeus led from start to finish on the back of a Vassilis Spanoulis masterclass to overcome Valencia Basket 80-70, but it was far from easy at Peace and Friendship Stadium. Spanoulis combined 25 points with 9 assists. Read more here.

February 22, 2018 - Fenerbahce tops Milan for a fifth straight home win
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul registered its fifth consecutive home victory and seventh win in last eight games with an 89-70 triumph over visiting AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Fenerbahce improved to 16-7, which is the second best record in the competition, while Milan fell to 7-16. Read more here.

February 22, 2018 - CSKA Moscow beats Baskonia to clinch playoff spot
CSKA Moscow turned up the heat on defense in the fourth quarter to register a come-from-behind 93-86 victory over Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz on Thursday at Megasport Arena, which made the hosts the first team in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague to clinch a playoff spot this season. Read more here.

February 22, 2018 - Olympiacos adds former Ford Trophy winner Brown
Olympiacos Piraeus added some scoring punch to the backcourt by signing Bobby Brown for the remainder of the season. Brown was the 2013 Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy winner after leading the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague with 18.8 points per game for Montepaschi Siena. Read more here.

February 21, 2018 - Rebic to continue his career in Spain
Mega Bemax captain Nikola Rebic will continue his career in Spain, in the ranks of the ACB League side Bilbao Basket. Rebic has already departed for Spain, where he will have a chance to make his debut at the beginning of March. Read more here.

February 21, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 23
After three Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams won their respective domestic cup competitions last week and four others reached the finals, the focus returns to the premier competition on the continent with Round 23. Read more here.

February 21, 2018 - Battle ends career, leaves Ljubljana
American point guard Talor Battle has decided to end his basketball playing career due to constant problems with injuries. The player and the club have therefore decided to part their ways on mutual consent. Read more here.

February 20, 2018 - Efes loses Dragic to knee injury
Anadolu Efes Istanbul has lost small forward Zoran Dragic to a right knee injury that will keep him out until September, the club announced. The veteran small forward suffered the injury, a partial ACL tear, during his team’s Turkish Cup victory on Sunday in Istanbul. Read more here.

February 20, 2018 - Brose, Trinchieri part ways
Brose Bamberg announced on Monday that the club has parted ways with head coach Andrea Trinchieri after three-and-a-half successful seasons. Trinchieri arrived in Bamberg in the summer of 2014, after the team relinquished the German League title it had won for four seasons running. Read more here.

February 19, 2018 - Brazil great Splitter retires from basketball
Tiago Splitter has announced his retirement from basketball at the age of 33. The center, who played at the 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cups and also shone at the 2012 Olympics, never returned to top form after electing in early 2016 to have an operation on his right hip. Read more here.

February 19, 2018 - Partizan beat Zvezda and win the 2018 Serbian National Cup
Partizan NIS have won their 14th national cup after beating Crvena zvezda mts in the final match! The black & white team have been in front during the whole match, they even were even ahead by 20 points at one moment, so at the end they are celebrating a well-deserved triumph. Read more here.

February 19, 2018 - MZT clinch their 9th Macedonian National Cup trophy
MZT Skopje Aerodrom have defeated their arch rivals Rabotnicki in the 2018 Macedonian National Cup Final. Bojan Trajkovski was the top scorer in the winning side with 18 points, while it is also worth mentioning the performance of Darko Sokolov. Read more here.

February 18, 2018 - Fifth consecutive domestic cup trophy for Buducnost VOLI
Buducnost VOLI have defeated Mornar in the clash of two ABA League teams in the final of the Montenegrin National Cup and have claimed the cup trophy for the fifth time in a row. For Buducnost VOLI Kyle Gibson led the way in scoring with 19 points. Read more here.

February 17, 2018 - Fifth consecutive national cup trophy for Cedevita
Cedevita have won the Croatian National Cup trophy for the fifth time in a row, as they have defeated their city rivals of Cibona in the final. Will Cherry shined for Cedevita with 31 points, while Josip Bilinovac was the most efficient for Cibona with 13. Read more here.

February 17, 2018 - Igokea are the winners of 2017-18 BiH National Cup
Igokea have become the winners of the Bosnia and Herzegovina National Cup, after they have beaten Kakanj in the final of the BiH National Cup Final Four tournament. For Igokea, Robert Rikic led the way with 18 points, Nikola Jevtovic, Marko Ljubicic and Aleksandar Ponjavic had 16. Read more here.

February 16, 2018 - Bamberg's Heckmann out for the season
Bad news for the Brose Bamberg camp as the club learned on Friday that forward Patrick Heckmann will be missing the rest of the season with a shoulder injury he suffered in a domestic game against FC Bayern Munich last week. Read more here.

February 15, 2018 - CSKA adds Victor Rudd for one month
The current regular season leader, CSKA Moscow, announced on Wednesday the addition of big man Victor Rudd on a one-month temporary contract with an option to prolong it for the rest of the season. Read more here.

February 15, 2018 - Khimki wins All-Star tuneup in St. Petersburg
Khimki Moscow Region defeated Zenit St. Petersburg on the road, 98-80. Playing in front of 5,000+ fans in the Yubileyny Sports Palace, Khimki put on a passing clinic, slicing up Zenit’s defense with 30 assists en route to 98 points and a much-needed win. Read more here.

February 15, 2018 - Jelovac drops 49, Nizhny wins OT thriller
Nizhny Novgorod Russia defeated Kalev Estonia on the road, 103-97. Stefan Jelovac scored a League-record 49 points in Tallinn, guiding Nizhny Novgorod to a 103-97 win in overtime. Both teams missed opportunities to close out the game in regulation. Read more here.

February 14, 2018 - Play-Offs pairings set in Basketball Champions League
The Basketball Champions League Play-Offs pairings were confirmed during a draw on Wednesday morning at the House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland. Games will be played over two rounds (Mar 6/7 and 13/14) on head-to-head format. Read more here.

February 14, 2018 - Robinson dazzles, Avtodor goes 5th by dropping Enisey
Avtodor Saratov defeated Enisey Krasnoyarsk on the road, 88-83. With Khimki’s surprising setback at home to VEF on Monday, Avtodor had a chance to take sole possession of 5th place with a win in Krasnoyarsk. Read more here.

February 14, 2018 - CSKA exacts revenge in Krasnodar
CSKA Moscow defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar on the road, 78-75. Wednesday’s mega-showdown in Krasnodar lived up to expectations as CSKA survived a barrage of Lokomotiv 3-pointers in the 4th quarter for a dramatic 78-75 win in front of 7,124 fans. Read more here.

February 13, 2018 - Logo for 2018 Final Four Belgrade unveiled
The iconic birthplace of basketball in Belgrade is the inspiration for the exciting new official logo of the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four. The best weekend in world basketball is coming to the Serbian capital from May 17 to 20. Read more here.

February 13, 2018 - Panathinaikos brings back Mike James
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens announced that guard Mike James has returned to the club on a contract for the rest of the season. James (1.85 meters, 28 years old) played for the Greens last season and helped the club win the Greek League and Cup double. Read more here.

February 13, 2018 - ABA league Round 20 MVP: Danilo Nikolic, Buducnost VOLI
We have the MVP of the 20th round of the season and it is Buducnost VOLI power forward Danilo Nikolic. Nikolic dominated the court in Moraca Sports Hall in the game of his team against MZT Skopje Aerodrom. Read more here.

February 12, 2018 -
7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 MVP: Kyle Kuric, Zenit St. Petersburg
One of the great shooters in competition history, Kyle Kuric took his game to new heights in the second stage of the season to lift Zenit into the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals. Kuric was the Top 16 leader in scoring, three-pointers made, free throws made and performance index rating. Read more here.

February 12, 2018 - Crvena zvezda remain at the top of the standings
Crvena zvezda mts have remained at the top of the 2017-18 ABA League standings after beating Zadar at home court. The final score says everything, the Belgrade team were simply a lot better than their rivals and they had no problems scoring a comfortable win. Read more here.

February 12, 2018 - UNICS defeats Kalev, remains in 1st place
UNICS Russia defeated Kalev Estonia on the road, 75-67. Kalev tested 1st-place UNICS on Monday night in Tallinn, trailing by only five points entering the 4th quarter. Kazan demonstrated impressive balance in the win, with four players in double figures. Read more here.

February 12, 2018 - VEF stuns Khimki in Moscow Region
VEF Latvia defeated Khimki Moscow Region on the road, 77-73. VEF outscored Khimki by 17 points in the 4th quarter to stun the BCMO crowd and earn a huge road win. The Latvians have now won three in a row, moving into a tie for 9th place with the victory. Read more here.

February 11, 2018 - ANGT Munich championship game: U18 Real Madrid punches ticket to Belgrade
The 2015 continental champion U18 Real Madrid booked its ticket to the Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Finals by beating ANGT Munich host side U18 FC Bayern Munich 57-77 in the championship game. Read more here.

February 11, 2018 - Buducnost keep chasing the top after beating MZT
Buducnost VOLI have scored their 16th win of this ABA League season, as they have beaten MZT Skopje Aerodrom at home. It has been one-way traffic in which the hosts have dominated the court since the beginning and until the end and have deservedly taken the two points. Read more here.

February 11, 2018 - Cibona win the thriller against Igokea
Cibona have defeated Igokea at home court by making the crucial 7-0 run in the last 80 seconds of the game! This means that the Wolves have finally got back on the winning track after losing the previous 6 games in the regular season. Read more here.

February 10, 2018 - Overtime win of Olimpija over Partizan pushed Mornar into Playoffs
Petrol Olimpija have grabbed a huge overtime win over Partizan NIS, their second of the season against the black and white side of Belgrade. This result is a huge news for Mornar, which now have mathematically secured themselves a Playoffs spot. Read more here.

February 10, 2018 - Ognjen Jaramaz wins the game for Mega Bemax
Some things just do not change here in ABA League, as we have just witnessed another basketball thriller and another game-winning shot! Mega Bemax have defeated FMP thanks to Ognjen Jaramaz who scored the crucial 2-pointer in the final second of the game. Read more here.

February 10, 2018 - Cedevita win the derby of the top in Bar
Cedevita have beaten Mornar on the road in Bar and have celebrated their 15th win of the season, which already guarantees them at least third spot in the standings at the end of the regular part of the ABA League season. Read more here.

February 10, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 22 MVP: Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
Veteran center Jan Vesely had the best performance of his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career on Friday to lead reigning champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul to its 15th win and earn himself the MVP honor for Round 22. Read more here.

February 9, 2018 - Late heroics by Strelnieks lift Olympiacos in Madrid
Olympiacos Piraeus sent a message that echoed all around the competition by edging Real Madrid 79-80 in the Spanish capital on Friday. Olympiacos improved to 15-7 and took over second place in the standings due to its 2-0 record against Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul. Read more here.

February 9, 2018 - Zvezda dominates the boards, defeats Milan
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade kept its slim playoff hopes alive with a comfortable 100-89 win over visiting AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan on Friday in the Serbian capital. Zvezda matched its club record for points in a non-overtime game and improved to a 9-13 record. Read more here.

February 9, 2018 - Second-quarter surge helps Khimki overcome Zalgiris
A mammoth second quarter allowed Khimki Moscow Region to claim a vital 74-84 road win over Zalgiris Kaunas, silencing another vociferous sell-out crowd at Zalgirio Arena as the teams move level on 13-9. Read more here.

February 9, 2018 - Vesely makes sure that Fenerbahce downs Bamberg
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul busted out to early leads and followed an inspired Jan Vesely to a 76-69 victory over visiting Brose Bamberg on Friday. Fenerbahce raised its second-place record to 15-7 while Brose dropped to 8-14. Read more here.

February 9, 2018 - Barcelona brings Coach Pesic back after 14 years
FC Barcelona Lassa is going back in time to move forward by naming Svetislav Pesic as head coach for the remainder of the season. The announcement was made official in a press conference held in Barcelona on Friday. Read more here.

February 8, 2018 - Valencia holds off CSKA in a thriller
Valencia Basket grabbed its third consecutive home win by downing CSKA Moscow 103-99 at Pabellon Fuente de Sant Luis on Thursday. Valencia improved to 8-14 in the standings, while CSKA dropped to 17-5, but remains first overall. Read more here.

February 8, 2018 - Gabriel sparks Panathinaikos past Baskonia
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens overcame a sluggish start to hold off Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, relying on solid team defense to earn an 80-76 home victory and improve to 14-8. Baskonia, which dropped to 10-12, led by 7 in the first quarter. Read more here.

Febraury 8, 2018 - Jackson shines late to lift Maccabi over Barcelona
Pierre Jackson scored 15 of his team-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv to a 94-82 victory over FC Barcelona Lassa on Thursday night at Menora Mivtachim Arena. Norris Cole added 14 points and 6 assists for Maccabi. Read more here.

February 8, 2018 - 7Days EuroCup Top 16, Round 6 MVP: Peyton Siva, ALBA Berlin
The Top 16 came to an end with Round 6 and eight teams advanced to the quarterfinals. One of the ones that didn't however, ALBA Berlin, managed to end its 7DAYS EuroCup season on a high note with a road win led by Peyton Siva, who earned the MVP honor. Read more here.

February 7, 2018 - Zenit rallies in Turin, reaches quarterfinals
In a clash that determined the last team for the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals, Zenit St. Petersburg rallied from a 14-point deficit on the road to defeat Fiat Turin 73-87 on Wednesday night. Zenit finished the Top 16 with a 4-2 record to claim second place in Group F. Read more here.

February 7, 2018 - Gran Canaria snaps Darussafaka's winning streak
Herbalife Gran Canaria finished the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 in style by downing Darussafaka Istanbul 78-70 at home in Group E on Wednesday. Darussafaka, which finished atop Group E with a 5-1 record, saw its six-game winning streak come to an end. Read more here.

February 7, 2018 - Lokomotiv outlasts Trento to stay perfect
It wasn't easy, but Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar stayed perfect in the 7DAYS EuroCup this season with a 71-74 road win over Dolomiti Energia Trento to close the Top 16 on Wednesday. Lokomotiv finished 6-0 in Group G. Read more here.

February 7, 2018 - Buducnost cruises past Cedevita
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica roared into the quarterfinals in the best possible fashion with a thumping 84-52 home win over Cedevita Zagreb, which exits the Top 16 with a 0-6 record. Buducnost improved to 4-2 to place second in G and will face Darussafaka Istanbul in the quarterfinals. Read more here.

February 7, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 22
Round 22 will close with another chapter in the exciting rivalry between Real Madrid and Olympiacos Piraeus. The two have met in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game twice in the last five years alone! Read more here.

February 7, 2018 - Cunningham leads Bayern to Vilnius victory
FC Bayern Munich rounded out a strong performance in 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 Group F by topping Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 85-87 in the Lithuanian capital on Wednesday. Bayern, which had locked up first place before the game, finished Group F with a 5-1 record. Read more here.

February 7, 2018 - UNICS celebrates quarterfinals berth by beating Limoges
After having its spot in the quarterfinals booked on Tuesday without taking the court, UNICS Kazan celebrated on Wednesday with an 88-78 victory over Limoges CSP. UNICS finished the Top 16 with a 4-2 record and second place in H and will face FC Bayern Munich in the quarterfinals. Read more here.

February 7, 2018 - Munich hosts its first ANGT qualifier
The globe’s premier youth club basketball competition comes to Germany when the first-ever Euroleague Basketball ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Munich tips off this weekend. Among the headliners will be 2015 continental champion U18 Real Madrid. Read more here.

February 6, 2018 - Reggio Emilia KO’s ASVEL, wins Group H
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia advanced to the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals as the Group H winner with a 75-68 victory over ASVEL Villeurbanne at PalaBigi. Amedeo Della Valle scored 19 to pace Reggio Emilia, which improved to 4-2 and reached this stage for the first time since 2006. Read more here.

February 6, 2018 - Siva’s overtime show lifts Alba over Galatasaray
In a clash of two previously eliminated teams that went into overtime, ALBA Berlin edged Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul on the road 92-97. ALBA’s hero was Peyton Siva who had 7 points in the regulation, but scored all 12 of ALBA’s points in overtime, lifting the visitors to victory. Read more here.

February 6, 2018 - CSKA's Hines, Hunter to miss "next several games"
CSKA Moscow must try to hold onto first place in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague without its two most productive centers, Kyle Hines and Othello Hunter, who will miss the next several games due to injury, the club announced Tuesday. Read more here.

February 6, 2018 - FC Barcelona dismisses Alonso, promotes Julbe
FC Barcelona Lassa has parted ways with head coach Sito Alonso, the club announced Monday. It has also named Alfred Julbe, who had been coaching the Barcelona B team, as its new boss on an interim basis. Alonso, 42, joined Barcelona last summer on a multi-year deal. Read more here.

February 6, 2018 - MZT Skopje Aerodrom part ways with Dominik Mavra
Dominik Mavra is no longer a player of MZT Skopje Aerodrom, as he has completed a transfer to Lithuanian team Lietkabelis. MZT Skopje Aerodrom has decided to accept the offer for Mavra, after reaching the agreement over the transfer fee with Lietkabelis. Read more here.

February 6, 2018 - ABA league Round 19 MVP: Derek Needham, Mornar
We have the MVP of the 19th round of the season and it is Mornar guard Derek Needham. At the match of the 19th round between Igokea and Mornar, Derek Needham achieved 26 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 steal and a valuation of 29 in less than 34 minutes spent on court. Read more here.

February 5, 2018 - Zadar beat Cibona in the big local derby
Zadar have demonstrated once again what home court means to them, as they have beaten Cibona in a nicely filled Kresimir Cosic Arena in Visnjik. The home side have proved their supremacy already in the first half and used the second one just to confirm their win in the end. Read more here.

February 5, 2018 - 7Days EuroCup  Top 16, Round 6
The 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 comes to an end and there remains a lot to be determined. Five teams have made it to the quarterfinals. Three of them - Darussafaka, Lokomotiv and FC Bayern – have locked up home-court advantage for best-of-three quarterfinals series. Read more here.

February 5, 2018 - Recalcati resigns Fiat Turin bench
After three weeks at the helm of Fiat Turin, veteran coach Carlo Recalcati has stepped aside two days before the team hosts a do-or-die game to reach the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals. Recalcati, 72, took over the Fiat bench on January 16, replacing Luca Banchi, who also resigned. Read more here.

February 5, 2018 - Greens sign Payne at center
Panathinaikos bolstered its frontcourt for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague stretch run by signing center Adreian Payne for the remainder of the season. This will be the first time playing in Europe for Payne who had split this season between Orlando in the NBA and Lakeland in the D-League. Read more here.

February 5, 2018 - Zvezda reclaim the 1st place by beating FMP on the road
Crvena zvezda mts have reclaimed the top spot on the 2017-18 ABA League standings by beating FMP on the road. Zvezda now have 1 win more than 2nd placed Buducnost and if they win in all 3 remaning rounds of the regular season, they will enter the Playoffs as the top placed team. Read more here.

February 4, 2018 - Partizan NIS stay in the race for the 2017-18 ABA League Playoffs
Despite their club has slim chances to reach the 2017-18 ABA League Playoffs, the fans of Partizan NIS came in large number in Aleksandar Nikolic Hall to support the black & white team against Mega Bemax. Read more here.

February 4, 2018 - Mornar one step away from securing Playoffs after winning in Laktasi
Mornar are now only a step away from officialy claiming a ticket for the 2017-18 ABA League Playoffs, after they have triumphed on the road in Laktasi over Igokea. This is their 12th win of the season and only one more separates them from officially entering the Playoffs of this season. Read more here.

February 3, 2018 - Cedevita down Buducnost and advance to 2017-18 ABA League Playoffs
Cedevita beat Buducnost VOLI and made the battle for the top even more exciting. Filip Kruslin led Cedevita with 19 points. Dzanan Musa added 15 points and 6 rebounds. With this win, Cedevita improved to 14-5 record, Buducnost VOLI dropped to 15-4. Read more here.

February 3, 2018 - Zenit earns comeback win vs. Nizhny Novgorod
Zenit St. Petersburg defeated Nizhny Novgorod at home, 92-89. St. Petersburg outscored visiting Nizhny Novgorod by 11 in the 4th quarter to come away with a three-point win, 92-89. Evgeny Voronov had a season-high 23 points and Kyle Kuric chipped in with 19. Read more here.

February 3, 2018 - Sheleketo's buzzer-beater shocks Krasnodar
Avtodor Saratov defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar on the road, 93-90. Maxim Sheleketo was the hero in Krasnodar, drilling a 3 at the buzzer to help Avtodor secure a stunning 93-90 upset on Lokomotiv-Kuban’s home court. Read more here.

February 3, 2018 - VEF outlasts Enisey on the road
VEF Latvia defeated Enisey Russia on the road, 75-68. VEF made it back-to-back wins with a hard-fought victory in Krasnoyarsk vs. Enisey. The visitors were led by Mareks Mejeris with 17 points. With the defeat, Krasnoyarsk drops to 3-10, tied with Astana and VEF for 11th place. Read more here.

February 3, 2018 - Sergey Karasev named January MVP
Zenit forward Sergey Karasev has been named the VTB United League January MVP. The MVP award is presented by ALROSA, a world leader in the diamond industry and Russia’s leading diamond maker. Like a diamond, the MVP has to meet the highest standards in every aspect of the game. Read more here.

February 3, 2018 - Second consecutive win for Olimpija
Petrol Olimpija have many reasons to celebrate on Saturday night, as they are now officially back on the winning track with 2nd straight win in the ABA League, but they have also grabbed a hugely important game on the road in Skopje. Read more here.

February 3, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 21 MVP: Augustine Rubit, Brose Bamberg
Badly needing to regain momentum after seven losses in eight games, Brose Bamberg found its go-to guy in power forward Augustine Rubit. His dominant performance led Brose to a 95-74 win over Panathinaikos and in the process earned Rubit the MVP honor for Round 21. Read more here.

February 2, 2018 - Fast start from Beaubois sees Baskonia cruise past Zvezda
Rodrigue Beaubois inspired Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz to a huge 103-84 win over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade at the Fernando Buesa Arena on Friday. Beaubois scored 14 points in the opening 5 minutes 36 seconds to give his team a big early lead that was never threatened afterwards. Read more here.

February 2, 2018 - Brose sinks Panathinaikos behind Rubit and Wright
Brose Bamberg used a huge fourth quarter to take down the visiting Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 95-74 on Friday night. Bamberg improved to 8-13, three victories behind the eighth and final playoff position, while Panathinaikos dropped to 13-8. Read more here.

February 2, 2018 - Gill's tip-in lifts Khimki past Unicaja at the buzzer
After leading for just 20 seconds until then, Khimki Moscow Region used a tip-in at the buzzer by Anthony Gill to top visiting Unicaja Malaga 66-68 on Friday and strengthen its playoffs hopes in dramatic fashion. Khimki improved to 12-9 in seventh place. Read more here.

February 1, 2018 - Spanoulis, Strelnieks star as Olympiacos sweeps champs
Olympiacos Piraeus registered its sixth consecutive home win by downing reigning Turkish airlines EuroLeague champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 95-70 at Peace and Friendship Stadium on Thursday. Vassilis Spanoulis and Janis Strelnieks led the winners with 19 points apiece. Read more here.

February 1, 2018 - Pangos leads Zalgiris past Maccabi
Zalgiris Kaunas got back to its winnings ways, defeating visiting Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 99-84 in Zalgirio Arena on Thursday night. With the win Zalgiris improved to 13-8 for a share of at least fifth place in the standings, while Maccabi dropped to 11-10 in eighth place. Read more here.

February 1, 2018 - AX Milan collects victory in Barcelona
Dairis Bertans sank the game-winning jumper with 5.6 seconds remaining as AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan edged FC Barcelona Lassa 81-83 at Palau Blaugrana to complete a regular season sweep of their series. Andrew Goudelock scored 20 points. Read more here.

February 1, 2018 - CSKA's early KO punch holds off Madrid
An early and decisive takeover run lifted CSKA Moscow to game-long leads en route to defeating Real Madrid 93-87 to open Round 21 on Thursday. Top-of-the-table CSKA improved to 17-4 while Madrid fell to 13-8, in danger of vacating the top four spots in the standings. Read more here.

February 1, 2018 - McCollum shines as Efes downs Valencia
Anadolu Efes Istanbul put an end to its three-game losing streak by downing Valencia Basket 82-66 at home on Thursday. Efes improved to 6-15, while Valencia dropped to 7-14. Errick McCollum led the winners with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists, Zoran Dragic added 18 points. Read more here.

February 1, 2018 - 7Days EuroCup Top 16, Round 5 MVP: Danilo Barthel, FC Bayern Munich
With only one more round to go in the Top 16, there are still some things to be sorted. However, two teams managed to advance to the quarterfinals in Round 5, Herbalife Gran Canaria and FC Bayern Munich. Read more here.

February 1, 2018 - ABA league MVP of January: Novica Velickovic, Partizan NIS
The fourth month of the 2017-18 season is behind us and we have the fourth monthly MVP this season. It is Novica Velickovic of Partizan NIS. The player has also won the MVP of 15th and 17th round awards previously. Read more here.

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