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  News archive February 2021


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February 28, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the week: Vasilije Micic, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
With a dominant performance to lead Anadolu Efes Istanbul to a resounding 32-point road win over city rival Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on Friday, point guard Vasilije Micic earned the fifth weekly MVP award of his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career. Read more here.

February 27, 2021 - Dragons outgunned the Panthers
Cedevita Olimpija have got their revenge over FMP for the Belgrade defeat from the first half of the ABA League season. The Dragons have prevailed over the Panthers in the Stozice clash. This way, the green and orange of Ljubljana have grabbed their 14th win of the season. Read more here.

February 27, 2021 - Zadar win the overtime thriller vs. Partizan NIS
What a game! Zadar have scored a huge win as they defeated Partizan NIS in overtime. In another very exciting ABA League clash, the home side made a 6:0 run late in overtime to escape on a 6-point lead 96:60. Read more here.

February 26, 2021 - Baskonia, too much for Zvezda in fourth straight win
TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz extended its winning streak to four games as it rolled past struggling Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 87-67 at home on Friday. Youssoupha Fall led the way with 20 points in helping Baskonia pull to an even record at 13-13. Read more here.

February 26, 2021 - Micic, Efes dominate the Turkish Derby
Anadolu Efes Istanbul earned plenty of bragging rights in the Istanbul Derby by downing host Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 74-106. Efes dominated from start to finish behind an outstanding Vasilije Micic to improve to 15-10 in the standings, good for all-important eighth place. Read more here.

February 26, 2021 - Mornar stronger than Krka
In the opening game of the ABA League Round 19, Mornar have prevailed over Krka. Mornar are keeping up with their strong performances this season and by beating Krka in the Round 19 opener, they have grabbed their 14th win of the regional league season. Read more here.

February 26, 2021 - Jurica Golemac continues with Cedevita Olimpija
Cedevita Olimpija have extended their contract with Jurica Golemac, and Golemac will remain on the Dragons' bench until the end of the 2022-23 season, with the possibility of an extension for the 2023-24 season. Read more here.

February 26, 2021 - ABA league, Round 19
In the opening game of the ABA League Round 19, Mornar will be hosting Krka at home. It will be a game of two squads that need to start winning again following recent defeats in order to stay in a favourable position in the battle to achieve their goals set for this season. Read more here.

February 25, 2021 - Valencia dominates in St Petersburg
Valencia Basket chalked up its third consecutive victory with a dominating 62-91 road victory at Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday night at Sibur Arena. The final margin was Valencia's largest ever in a road game and Zenit's worst ever. Valencia raised its record to 14-12. Read more here.

February 25, 2021 - CSKA withstands huge Olympiacos rally
CSKA Moscow escaped from Piraeus with 74-75 win against Olympiacos. Two free throws by Mike James with 3 seconds remaining aborted an incredible comeback by the Reds, who trailed by 25 points (26-51) early in the third quarter and 49-65 with 8 minutes to go. Read more here.

February 25, 2021 - Bayern fights back to beat Maccabi
FC Bayern Munich put together a strong fourth quarter to come back and knock off Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 72-70 at home and get back to its winning ways. Wade Baldwin scored 9 of his team-high 16 points in the final frame. Read more here.

February 25, 2021 - Veterans lead Milan over Khimki
AX Armani Exchange Milan protected its position in the top four with an 84-74 home win over rock-bottom Khimki Moscow Region. A high-scoring start saw Milan hold a 29-26 lead at the end of the first, before the home team surged into a double-digit lead, 56-43, at halftime. Read more here.

February 25, 2021 - Real's defense stops Zalgiris
Real Madrid returned to its winning ways by downing Zalgiris Kaunas 70-58 on Thursday. Real improved to 16-10 in the standings and grabbed its second win against the Lithuanian champs this season. Zalgiris dropped to 13-12 and is now on a three-game losing streak. Read more here.

February 25, 2021 - Real's Llull underwent knee surgery
Real Madrid announced after its home win on Thursday that Sergio Llull has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee earlier in the day and will be sidelined while he recuperates. Llull missed his sixth game of the season as Real defeated visiting Zalgiris Kaunas 70-58. Read more here.

February 25, 2021 - ALBA lands big center Koumadje
ALBA bolstered its frontcourt and added plenty of size in the paint by registering center Jean Marc Christ Koumadje on Wednesday, before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague signings deadline, although the club announced the move on Thursday. Read more here.

February 25, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 26
The race for the playoffs continues with 11 games this week, including an early start on Monday night and a must-watch Istanbul derby. The week's action starts straight away with a rescheduled Round 5 meeting between Zenit St Petersburg and AX Armani Exchange Milan. Read more here.

February 24, 2021 - Bayern tabs swingman Kraemer
FC Bayern Munich announced the signing of swingman David Kraemer on a contract for the remainder of the season. Kraemer was part of the Austin Spurs squad for the G-League season that started last week but parted ways with that team due to a visa issue. Read more here.

February 24, 2021 - Milan adds size, athleticism with Evans
AX Armani Exchange Milan bolstered its frontcourt by adding versatile, veteran big man Jeremy Evans to its roster on Tuesday with a contractu until the end of the season. Evans (2.06 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Khimki Moscow Region. Read more here.

February 23, 2021 - Barcelona brings back hometown hero Pau Gasol
A long-held dream of its fans became reality on Tuesday when FC Barcelona announced the return of big man Pau Gasol, one of the most accomplished players in European basketball history, until the end of the current season. Read more here.

February 23, 2021 - Maccabi's Zoosman out 4-6 weeks
Maccabi will be without defensive stopper Yovel Zoosman for 4-6 weeks after the player injured his knee in an Israeli League game. Zoosman, 22, suffered a partially torn lateral collateral ligament on his right knee early in the team's 107-63 rout of Ironi Nahariya. Read more here.

February 21, 2021 - Olympiacos inks veteran big man Koufos
Olympiacos bolstered its frontcourt ahead of the final stretch of the regular season by signing veteran center Kosta Koufos until the end of the season, the club announced on Saturday evening. Koufos made his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut last season with CSKA Moscow. Read more here.

February 21, 2021 - The Reds lose big man Martin
Olympiacos learned that a knee injury will sideline its most productive big man, center Hassan Martin for more than a month, all while the team tries to make a late playoff push. Martin had a meniscus tear in his right knee during a Round 25 loss against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.

February 20, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Week: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
As the catalyst of a remarkable comeback, Shane Larkin earned the 11th MVP of the Week honor of his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career by leading Anadolu Efes Istanbul to a 76-53 home win over Olympiacos Piraeus on Thursday. Read more here.

February 19, 2021 - Fenerbahce holds off ALBA for perfect ten
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul made it ten wins in a row by holding off ALBA Berlin 89-84 in a competitive and entertaining contest. The opening exchanges were fast-paced and closely contested, with both teams having spells in the ascendancy in the first half, which finished 45-42. Read more here.

February 18, 2021 - Barcelona thrashes Zalgiris at home
FC Barcelona remained atop the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season standings after beating Zalgiris Kaunas 86-62 at Palau Blaugrana on Thursday. Barcelona improved to 18-7 and registered its seventh win in the last eight games. Zalgiris dropped to 13-11. Read more here.

February 18, 2021 - Milan bounces back to beat Maccabi
AX Armani Exchange Milan got back to its winning ways by rolling past Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 87-68 at home on a historic night for Sergio Rodriguez. Kevin Punter scored 15 points to pace five Milan players in double figures. Read more here.

February 18, 2021 - Efes's defense suffocates Olympiacos
Anadolu Efes Istanbul confirmed its positive momentum by defeating Olympiacos Piraeus 76-53 on Thursday. Efes, which has won six of its last seven games, improved to 14-10 in the standings. Olympiacos dropped to 11-14 and is now on a five-game losing streak. Read more here.

February 18, 2021 - Baskonia blasts Khimki
TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz won its third straight game by defeating Khimki Moscow Region 67-89 on Thursday evening at Arena Mytishchi in the Russian capital. Baskonia never trailed in lifting its record to 12-13 thanks to great shooting and fantastic rebounding. Read more here.

February 17, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 25
After a one-week break, Europe’s elite basketball competition returns to action with the continent’s top talents getting ready for the final stretch of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Round 25 features several big showdowns in the race for the playoffs. Read more here.

February 17, 2021 - Milan's LeDay sidelined for 2 weeks
AX Armani Exchange Milan paid a price for its victory in the Italian Cup in the form of an injury to Zach LeDay. The 26-year-old big man sustained an injury to his right thigh in Sunday’s final. He will be sidelined for two weeks after which the club's medical staff will re-evaluate. Read more here.

February 15, 2021 - CSKA adds perimeter help with Lundberg
CSKA Moscow added some scoring punch to its backcourt with the signing of guard Gabriel Iffe Lundberg, the club announced on Monday. Lundberg (1.93 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Polish side Stelmet Zielona Gora. Read more here.

February 15, 2021 - ALBA forward Olinde out with hand injury
ALBA Berlin will be without forward Louis Olinde for several weeks after he injured his right hand in a German League game on Sunday. Olinde, 22, is in his first season with ALBA, which he joined after four seasons with Brose Bamberg. Read more here.

February 14, 2021 - Crvena zvezda mts win the 2021 Serbian National Cup
Crvena zvezda mts have won the 2021 Serbian National Cup as they defeated Mega Soccerbet in the final - 73:60. The red-and-whites were trailing by 4 points at the halftime – 40:36, but then they used their famous defense to turn the things around in the 2nd half. Read more here.

February 14, 2021 - FMP appoint Vanja Gusa as new head coach
FMP announced that they have appointed Vanja Gusa as their new head coach. Vanja Gusa will replace Bojan Djeric who acted as Panthers caretaker head coach over the past two months after FMP parted ways with Vladimir Jovanovic in December last year. Read more here.

February 13, 2021 - Back-to-back cup trophies for Zadar in Croatia
For the second time in a row and eighth time in club’s history, Zadar have claimed the Croatian National Cup trophy, as they have beaten Split in the local Dalmatian derby in the Final. Read more here.

February 10, 2021 - CSKA bulks up with Eric at center
CSKA Moscow addressed its hole at the center position by signing Michael Eric for the remainder of the season. Eric will mark his third consecutive EuroLeague campaign after averaging 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 28 games last season for TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Read more here.

February 7, 2021 - Zadar prevailed in the Dalmatian derby
Zadar have prevailed over Split in the local derby of Dalmatia. It is a huge win for the blue and white not only due to prestige, but also due to its importance in their battle to avoid the danger zone at the bottom of the ABA League standings. Read more here.

February 7, 2021 - Dayshon Scoochie Smith hits game-winning 2-pointer to lift Mega over Mornar
Mega Soccerbet have defeated Mornar after Dayshon Scoochie Smith scored a game-winning 2-pointer in the final seconds of the 4th quarter. Mega Soccerbet have made a major comeback in this game as they were down by 15 points at one moment in the 2nd half. Read more here.

February 7, 2021 - Olympiacos, McKissic pen 2-year extension
Olympiacos and Shaquielle McKissic agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep the sides together through the end of the 2022-23 season. McKissic is in his second season with the Reds and averaging 10.9 points in 23 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games. Read more here.

February 7, 2021 - Milan adds depth with Wojciechowski
AX Armani Exchange Milan added depth to its frontcourt with big man Jakub Wojciechowski who signed until the end of the season, the club announced on Saturday. Wojciechowski (2.13 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Biella of the Italian second division. Read more here.

February 6, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Co-MVPs of the Week: Vasilije Micic, Efes, and Jalen Reynolds, Bayern
By leading their respective teams to victories, Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes and Jalen Reynolds of FC Bayern Munich shared MVP of the Week honors, each with a performance index rating of 30. Micic led Efes to an 86-88 road win against FC Barcelona with 26 points. Read more here.

February 6, 2021 - Virtus locks up Pajola through 2025
Virtus Segafredo Bologna ensured that its bright young guard Alessandro Pajola will remain with the club through 2025 by signing him to a contract extension. Pajola (1.94 meters, 21 years old) has been with Virtus with since he was 15 years old. Read more here.

February 6, 2021 - Igokea grab a huge road win as they beat Partizan NIS in Belgrade
Igokea have made a huge step forward in the Playoffs race as they defeated Partizan NIS on the road. The boys from Laktaši have defeated the black-and-whites for the 2nd time in this season and have therefore improved their season score to 14-3. Read more here.

February 5, 2021 - The Greens sink the Reds in Greek derby
In one of basketball’s biggest rivalries, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens ruled the glass and had a perfect night from the free throw line to take a 77-88 road win over archrival Olympiacos Piraeus. The Greens registered its fourth win in the last six games to improve to 9-14. Read more here.

February 5, 2021 - De Colo fires Fener to ninth straight win
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul used a big fourth quarter to make it nine wins in a row by overcoming visiting Zenit St Petersburg 92-84 on Friday night. An extremely closely contested first half saw Fenerbahce hold a narrow interval lead, 47-43. Read more here.

February 4, 2021 - ALBA's Granger out after hand surgery
Point guard Jayson Granger is the newest addition to ALBA Berlin injury report after suffering a hand injury earlier this week. Granger broke a metacarpal bone in his left hand in a German League game on Tuesday, and already underwent a surgery on Thursday. Read more here.

February 4, 2021 - 7Days EuroCup MVP of the Week: Alpha Kaba, Nanterre 92
Center Alpha Kaba put on the best performance of his 7DAYS EuroCup career to boost Nanterre 92 to a come-from-behind 80-74 home win over Unicaja Malaga that has earned the 25-year-old his first MVP of the Week honor. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - Partizan rallies from 18 down to beat Lokomotiv
Partizan NIS Belgrade charged back from 18 points down to knock off Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 71-69 at home with Josh Perkins providing the game-winner to keep the hosts alive in the hunt for the quarterfinals. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - Olimpija gets key road win at Bourg
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana took a crucial step toward the 7DAYS EuroCup playoffs by edging JL Bourg en Bresse 64-77 at Ekinox on Wednesday. Olimpija improved to 3-1 and needs one more win - or Buducnost VOLI Podgorica to lose once - to qualify for the next stage. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - Gran Canaria survives late rally to stay alive
Herbalife Gran Canaria claimed a valuable and much-needed 74-77 win over MoraBanc Andorra on Wednesday night. John Shurna paced the winners with a career-high 21 points plus 7 rebounds. Okoye followed him with 18 points in just 21 minutes. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - Kaba leads Nanterre for a sweep of Unicaja
With a boost from Alpha Kaba's career-best performance, Nanterre 92 rallied in the fourth quarter to down the visiting Unicaja Malaga 80-74. The victory improved Nanterre to 2-2 in third place of Group E and gave it a sweep of Unicaja, which dropped to 0-4. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - Virtus advances to playoff rounds
Virtus Segafredo Bologna claimed a ticket to the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals by topping Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 89-99 in the Montenegrin capital on Wednesday. Virtus improved to 4-0 in Group G and is 14-0 on the EuroCup season. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - Shengelia to miss several games
CSKA Moscow announced on Wednesday night that star power forward Tornike Shengelia will miss several games due to a knee injury. Shengelia suffered the injury during the team's VTB United League game on Monday. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - UNICS is first into quarterfinals
UNICS Kazan romped past Mornar Bar 86-61 on Wednesday evening at Basket Hall Kazan to storm into the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals. UNICS led from start to finish in grabbing its fourth straight victory to remain atop Group H with a 4-0 record. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - Khimki brings back veteran guard Ponkrashov
Khimki Moscow Region strengthened its backcourt by signing veteran combo guard Anton Ponkrashov for the remainder of the season, the club announced Wednesday. Ponkrashov (2.00 meters, 34 years old) last played for Zenit St Petersburg. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 24
Round 24 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is headlined by one of the most famous fixtures in European basketball as local rivals Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens go head to head. Read more here.

February 3, 2021 - ABA league MVP of January: Jaka Blazic, Cedevita Olimpija
We have the fourth monthly MVP of the 2020-21 season and for the second time it is Jaka Blazic of Cedevita Olimpija. Jaka Blazic has proven, throughout the month of January, his dominance at the ABA League courts wherever he has appeared. Read more here.

February 2, 2021 - Trento hands Metropolitans first loss in Top 16
Dolomiti Energia Trento collected a crucial victory in its fight for the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals by registering a 67-57 win at home over Boulogne Metropolitans 92. Luke Maye scored 15 points to lead Trento. Read more here.

February 2, 2021 - Jamar Smith named January MVP
UNICS guard Jamar Smith named VTB United League 2020-21 season January MVP. UNICS won all the 6 Januray games and settled on 3rd place in standings with 11-4 record. Jamar Smith has been Kazan leader in January. Read more here.

February 2, 2021 - Zenit extend winning streak to 6 games
Zenit beat Nizhny Novgorod at home – 78:73. Zenit (12-1) had 5-game winning streak in the League. Nizhny Novgorod (6-5) took 6th place after 4 consecutive defeats. Petersburg played against Loko only 48 hours ago. Read more here.

February 2, 2021 - Monaco atop Group E after beating Joventut
AS Monaco dominated the second half en route to a 97-82 victory over Joventut Badalona on Tuesday at Stade Louis II to move atop Group E. After leading by a single point at halftime, Monaco used a 14-2 third-quarter run to take control for good. Read more here.

February 2, 2021 - Cibona appoint Vladimir Jovanovic as new head coach
Cibona have presented Vladimir Jovanovic as their new head coach. Jovanovic penned a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Wolves, while he has already held couple of trainings with the team. Read more here.

February 1, 2021 - 7Days EuroCup Top 16, Round 4
Each of the four group leaders can reach the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals with a victory in Round 4. The first two are the visitors in the lone games on Tuesday; AS Monaco hosts Joventut on Tuesday at 19:00 CET and Boulogne Metropolitans 92 visits Trento an hour later. Read more here.

February 1, 2021 - Trento relieves Coach Brienza of duties
Dolomiti Energia Trento relieved Coach Nicola Brienza of his duties on Sunday and appointed assistant coach Emanuele Molin to take over. Trento is 1-2 in Group F of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 after placing third in Group D of the regular season with a 6-4 record. Read more here.

February 1, 2021 - Igokea keep on grinding
Igokea have achieved their fourth win in a row in the ABA League, as they have prevailed over Split at home. This is the 13th win for Igokea this season, a hugely important one for Igokea, that still have only 3 defeats on their record. Read more here.

February 1, 2021 - Loyd scores career-high 29 pts as Crvena zvezda mts beat Mega Soccerbet
Crvena zvezda mts have triumphed in this week's ABA League match of the round as they defeated Mega Soccerbet at home court in Belgrade. This game was marked by Crvena zvezda mts star player Jordan Loyd who scored his ABA League career-high 29 points. Read more here.

February 1, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for January: Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
The first month of 2021 was one to remember for Fenerbahce and Jan Vesely, who is EuroLeague Basketball's choice for MVP in January. Fenerbahce's rise through the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague standings last month had Vesely's fingerprints all over it. Read more here.

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