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  News archive January 2021


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January 31, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Week: Nick Weiler-Babb, FC Bayern Munich
With his team needing to bounce back at the start of a double-round, FC Bayern Munich first-year guard Nick Weiler-Babb stepped up in a major way on Tuesday, leading his team to a 93-95 road win at Khimki Moscow Region to earn the MVP of the Week honor. Read more here.

January 31, 2021 - CSKA loses Milutinov long-term, lifts James's suspension
CSKA Moscow announced on Saturday that it has likely lost the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague's leading rebounder, Nikola Milutinov, for the rest of the season due to injury while the club also lifted its suspension of Mike James, the competition's leading scorer. Read more here.

January 30, 2021 - ABA league, Round 17
On Saturday night Cedevita Olimpija will be hosting Partizan NIS at home in Stozice Arena in Ljubljana. Can they get their revenge for the 4th round defeat in Belgrade? It will be a big game of two old rivals, that are always fighting for the top spots in the regional competition. Read more here.

January 30, 2021 - Bayern's defense makes history at CSKA
FC Bayern Munich defeated CSKA Moscow 66-69 at Megasport Arena on Friday. Fifth-place Bayern improved its record to 14-9, while second-place CSKA dropped to 16-7 with its third consecutive home loss, a first for the club in the EuroLeague this century. Read more here.

January 30, 2021 - Real holds firm to triumph in Berlin
Real Madrid survived a strong fightback from ALBA Berlin to take a 63-72 road win in the German capital on Friday night. Real took early control to establish a double-digit lead before the end of the first quarter, and that advantage was maintained until half-time, 30-40. Read more here.

January 30, 2021 - The Greens dominate Valencia on jubilee night
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens never trailed and protected its home floor once again by downing visiting Valencia Basket 91-72. In its 500th EuroLeague game this century, six-time champion Panathinaikos improved to 8-14 on the season, registering its third straight home win. Read more here.

January 30, 2021 - ASVEL keeps momentum, beats Zvezda on road
LDLC ASVEL picked up more momentum in its fight to make the playoffs as it collected a thrilling 78-81 road victory against Crvena Zvedza mts. ASVEL gave up a 15-point lead but was carried to the win by Norris Cole, who tallied 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

January 30, 2021 - Baskonia bounces back at home
TD Systems Baskonia returned to winning ways by downing Zalgiris Kaunas 81-68 at Buesa Arena on Friday. Baskonia improved to 10-13 to stop a four-game losing streak. Zalgiris dropped to 13-10 but remains in playoffs territory. Pierria Henry paced the winners with 19 points. Read more here.

January 29, 2021 - Joventut inks combo guard Jackson
Joventut Badalona, undefeated at 3-0 in Group E of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16, announced on Friday the addition of combo guard Demetrius Jackson until the end of the season. Jackson (1.85 meters, 26 years old) last played for Rytas Vilnius of Lithuania. Read more here.

January 29, 2021 - The Houston Rockets win their 4th consecutive game after James Harden Left the team
One week after James Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets, the Houston Rockets bank a win against the wizards at home, managed a second win by 1 point, in Detroit against the Pistons (Derrick Rose’s probable final destination as a team star). Read more here.

January 28, 2021 - Fenerbahce pounds Khimki to extend streak
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul pounded Khimki Moscow Region 76-107 on Thursday at Arena Mytishchi to win its eighth straight game and cement its place in the playoff zone. Nando De Colo led six Fenerbahce scorers in double figures with 18 points. Read more here.

January 28, 2021 - Buducnost VOLI appoint Dejan Milojevic as new head coach
Dejan Milojevic is the new head coach of Buducnost. Milojevic has therefore returned to the club in which he spent 4 years as a player. He played for Buducnost from 2000 to 2004 and won the 2001 national championship and the 2001 national cup. Read more here.

January 28, 2021 - 7Days EuroCup MVP of the Week: Jaka Blazic, Olimpija
Already playing the best season of his career, swingman Jaka Blazic took it to another level on Wednesday, dominating in Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana's exciting 94-91 home win over JL Bourg en Bresse to earn the first weekly MVP honor of his 7DAYS EuroCup career. Read more here.

January 28, 2021 - Zalgiris extends big man Lauvergne
Zalgiris and center Joffrey Lauvergne reached a new agreement to extend their contract for one more season, with an option for the 2022-23 campaign. Lauvergne is averaging 11.6 points on 61.5% two-point shooting in 21 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games so far this season. Read more here.

January 28, 2021 - CSKA announces James suspension
CSKA announced that Mike James, the leading scorer in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season, has been suspended from the team. James, who was named the EuroLeague's MVP of the November this season, currently leads the league in scoring with 20.0 points per game. Read more here.

January 28, 2021 - Buducnost head coach Mijovic resigns
Buducnost is in search of a new head coach after Petar Mijovic resigned from the position on Wednesday night. Buducnost dropped to a 1-2 record in Group G of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 after an 87-65 road loss against the unbeaten Virtus n Round 3 on Tuesday. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - CSKA strikes back in Berlin
CSKA Moscow avenged an early-season loss and stayed perfect all-time in the German capital by downing host ALBA Berlin 68-71 on Wednesday. The victory kept CSKA in second place at 16-6, tied with leaders FC Barcelona. ALBA fell to 8-14 and remains in 14th place. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - ASVEL rallies to sink Baskonia
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne used a strong defensive third-quarter performance to rally from a double-digit halftime deficit before holding off visiting TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 83-77 on Wednesday night at the Astroballe. The win improved ASVEL's record to 8-14. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - Deck helps Real repel Panathinaikos fightback
Real held off a spirited fightback from Panathinaikos, winning 76-66. Real led by double-digits in the first quarter and by more than 20 before halftime, but Panathinaikos fought back in the second half and came back to 66-61 before Real pulled away in the closing stages. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - Grigonis wins it in Valencia
Marius Grigonis made an off-balance jumper on the buzzer as Zalgiris Kaunas edged Valencia Basket 78-79. Zalgiris led 70-77 with 43 seconds left, but an 8-0 run that Sam Van Rossom capped with a three-pointer put Valencia in charge, 78-77, with 3.3 seconds remaining. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - Lokomotiv beats Partizan at home for first Top 16 win
Lokmotiv Kuban Krasnodar picked up its first victory in the Top 16 as it fought off Partizan NIS Belgrade 74-67. Will Cummings led the way with 15 points for Lokomotiv, which is now deadlocked in Group F with Partizan and Dolomiti Energia Trento with a 1-2 record. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - UNICS tops Mornar for record 155th win
UNICS Kazan took a critical step toward qualifying for the 7DAYS EuroCup Playoffs from Group H by downing Mornar Bar 70-87 at Topolica Sports Hall on Wednesday. UNICS improved to 3-0 in the Top 16 while Mornar dropped to 1-2. The win was the team's 155th in the EuroCup. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - Cordinier leads Nanterre to victory in Malaga
Nanterre 92 grabbed its first victory of the Top 16 with an 83-92 road win at winless Unicaja Malaga on Wednesday. Nanterre led the whole of the first quarter, but Unicaja grabbed a halftime lead, 49-46, on the back of great three-point shooting. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - Andorra captures road win in Gran Canaria
MoraBanc Andorra captured its second consecutive road win in Group H of the Top 16 by defeating Herbalife Gran Canaria 63-66 on Wednesday at Gran Canaria Arena. The victory gave Andorra a 2-1 record at the midpoint of the phase. Read more here.

January 27, 2021 - Olimpija stays perfect at home after battle with Bourg
Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana remained perfect at home this season in the 7DAYS EuroCup by winning a battle against JL Bourg en Bresse 94-91. Jaka Blazic was unstoppable with 30 points while Mikael Hopkins and Jarrod Jones both scored 16 points. Read more here.

January 26, 2021 - Metropolitans beats Trento in OT thriller
In an intense showdown that needed more than 40 minutes to determine a winner, Boulogne Metropolitans 92 stayed undefeated in Top 16 Group F by downing Dolomiti Energia Trento 92-86 at home in Marcel Cerdan arena on Tuesday. Read more here.

January 26, 2021 - Fenerbahce dumps Maccabi for 7th straight win
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul defeated Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 82-75 on Tuesday night at Ulker Sports and Event Hall for its seventh consecutive EuroLeague victory. Jan Vesely shined with 18 points on 9-of-11 shooting, 6 rebounds and 4 assists to pace the winners. Read more here.

January 26, 2021 - Bayern ekes out road win at Khimki
FC Bayern Munich got back to the winning ways by holding on for a 93-95 road win over Khimki Moscow Region on Tuesday. Bayern improved to 13-9 on the season, while Khimki dropped to 2-20, suffering its 14th consecutive loss. Read more here.

January 26, 2021 - Loko brings in Drew Gordon
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar announced on Tuesday the addition of big man Drew Gordon until the end of the season. Gordon (2.04 meters, 29 years old) last played in Avtodor of Russia, where he averaged 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in the VTB League. Read more here.

January 26, 2021 - Larkin leads Efes in blowout of Zvezda
Anadolu Efes Istanbul scored its fifth consecutive victory over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade with an 86-72 victory on Tuesday evening at Sinan Erdem Dome. Shane Larkin matched his season-high with 23 points as Efes lifted its record to 12-10. Read more here.

January 25, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 22
Another double-round week will add further fuel to an already red-hot race for the playoffs, with this week's action including a pair of top-four challengers for the season's surprise team. The surprise team of the season is Zenit St Petersburg (13-6). Read more here.

January 25, 2021 - 7Days EuroCup Top 16, Round 3
Round 3 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 will bring us to the midway point of this phase and some winners could potentially start to think about quarterfinals contention as soon as Round 4, when all of this week's home teams will face the same opponents on the road. Read more here.

January 25, 2021 - Unicaja's Mekel out 3 more months
Unicaja Malaga announced on Sunday that Gal Mekel will be sidelined for three more months. The veteran point guard is suffering from a pulmonary thromboembolism, which was caused by COVID-19. Read more here.

January 25, 2021 - Mornar loans center Hamilton from Fenerbahce
Mornar Bar strengthened its frontline with the addition of center Johnny Hamilton, who arrives on loan from Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul for the remainder. Hamilton (2.13 meters, 26 years old) dominated the paint last season, his first in the 7DAYS EuroCup. Read more here.

January 24, 2021 - Red-hot Crvena zvezda mts hit 17 three-pointers to beat Mornar on the road
Crvena zvezda mts have won the big battle in Bar against Mornar this Sunday evening and the red-and-whites have therefore made a huge step forward in the race for the top place in the regular season. The Belgrade team have been in front throughout the whole match. Read more here.

January 24, 2021 - Important convincing win for Zadar in Novo mesto
Zadar have outplayed Krka on the road in Novo mesto and got their sweet revenge for the defeat in the 3rd round of the ABA League season at home in Višnjik! The Dalmatian squad have dominated the court all game long and have deservedly got away with a victory. Read more here.

January 24, 2021 - Cedevita Olimpija grab 4th win in a row in Gripe
Cedevita Olimpija keep on grinding in the ABA League season, as they have grabbed their 4th consecutive win, by beating Split on the road in Gripe. The visiting side have really allowed no space for dilemmas on the final outcome of the game. Read more here.

January 24, 2021 - Mega Soccerbet win the thriller vs. Cibona
Mega Soccerbet defeated Cibona in another dramatic game of the 2020-21 ABA League regular season. Once again, Filip Petrusev led Mega Soccerbet as he scored 22 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Read more here.

January 24, 2021 - Maccabi stacks frontline with Cline
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv added another weapon to its frontline with the signing of forward T.J. Cline. The deal is for the remainder of the season with an option for the 2021-22 campaign. Cline (2.03 meters, 26 years old) returns to Israel where he had played three seasons. Read more here.

January 23, 2021 - Buducnost VOLI get back on the winning track after Cacak thriller
Buducnost VOLI have beaten Borac on the road in Cacak and got back to the winning track. After a defeat in Ljubljana during the week, Buducnost VOLI have quickly bounced back and handed Borac their first defeat in 2021. For Buducnost VOLI, this is the 11th win of the season. Read more here.

January 23, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Week: Konstantinos Mitoglou, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Young star-in-the-making Konstantinos Mitoglou dominated for Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in a 94-78 home win over Khimki Moscow Region on Thursday to claim his first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Week honor. Read more here.

January 22, 2021 - ALBA gets first win at Buesa Arena
ALBA Berlin snapped a three-game losing streak by downing TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 77-84. ALBA improved to 8-13 in the standings while Baskonia dropped to 9-12. Marcus Eriksson hit a buzzer-beating triple to give ALBA a 18-21 lead after 10 minutes. Read more here.

January 22, 2021 - ABA league, Round 16
On Saturday night, Partizan NIS will be hosting FMP at home in Ranko Zeravica Sports Hall in Belgrade. The question that appears ahead of the city clash is whether Partizan NIS can return to the winning track by stopping the red-hot FMP. Read more here.

January 22, 2021 - Barcelona rises to top of the standings
FC Barcelona led from start to finish, using one of the best defensive efforts this season in beating Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 60-72 on Friday night in the Serbian capital. A fourth consecutive win improved Barcelona to a league-best 15-6 record. Read more here.

January 22, 2021 - Last-second Walkup wins a thriller for Zalgiris
Zalgiris Kaunas edged out Olympiacos Piraeus in an 81-79 thriller on Friday night as Thomas Walkup scored with 1 second remaining to cap a 9-0 run in the last two minutes. The first half was fast moving as both offenses found their rhythm, and Zalgiris led 45-44 at half-time. Read more here.

January 22, 2021 - De Colo, Vesely vault Fenerbahce past CSKA
On a special night for its superstar guard Nando De Colo, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul registered its sixth consecutive win in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season by downing CSKA Moscow 83-89 in the Russian capital on Friday. Read more here.

January 21, 2021 - Mitoglou, Nedovic carry Panathinaikos past Khimki
Panathinaikos picked up its first victory under new head coach Oded Kattash in rolling to a 94-78 win at home over Khimki. Dinos Mitoglou poured in a career-high 29 points and Nemanja Nedovic contributed 21 points and 5 assists as Panathinaikos improved to 7-13. Read more here.

January 21, 2021 - Big home win for Cedevita Olimpija over Buducnost VOLI
In the delayed game of the ABA League Round 5, Cedevita Olimpija have prevailed over Buducnost VOLI at home. It is a huge success by the Ljubljana squad in their battle for the ABA League Playoffs, as they have beaten their direct rivals for one of the four spots. Read more here.

January 21, 2021 - Zenit holds on to sweep Efes
Zenit St Petersburg led all game long but needed to withstand a big Anadolu Efes Istanbul rally to win 85-78, completing a sweep in their head-to-head regular season series. With seven players scoring in double figures, Zenit registered its fifth win in the last six games. Read more here.

January 21, 2021 - Luka Doncic logs his 30th triple-double, Clint Capela goes for 26 rebounds
Europeans had a pretty exciting night in the NBA as Luka Doncic and Clint Capela put on some historic performances. Doncic logged 13 points, 12 assists, and 12 rebounds for his 30th career triple-double. Read more here.

January 21, 2021 - Unicaja finds new coach in Katsikaris
Unicaja Malaga reached an agreement with head coach Fotis Katsikaris, who will lead the team until the end of the 2021-22 season, the club announced Thursday. Katsikaris, age 53, coached Herbalife Gran Canaria last season. Read more here.

January 21, 2021 - 7Days EuroCup Top 16, MVP of the Week: Luke Maye, Dolomiti Energia Trento
Dolomiti Energia Trento forward Luke Maye put on a dominant performance in his team's first Top 16 Group F victory to walk away with the 7DAYS EuroCup MVP of the Week award. Maye was relentless in scoring 25 points and pulling 15 rebounds over 31 minutes. Read more here.

January 20, 2021 - Unicaja dismisses Coach Casimiro
Unicaja will be looking for a new coach after the dismissal on Wednesday of Luis Casimiro, who had guided the club for two and a half years. Unicaja's loss at AS Monaco the night before was the team's third in a row in the 7DAYS EuroCup and dropped it to 0-2 in Group E. Read more here.

January 20, 2021 - Maye leads Trento past Lokomotiv
After an outstanding back-and-forth battle, Dolomiti Energia Trento grabbed its first win in the Top 16 by downing Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 96-84 at home on Wednesday. Lokomotiv trailed 48-20 late in the first half, but managed to get within 75-73 with 7 minutes left. Read more here.

January 20, 2021 - Andorra ends skid, wins at Mornar
MoraBanc Andorra snapped its five-game losing streak by knocking off Mornar Bar 71-74 with a road victory that opened up things in Group H. Andorra dominated the glass and ended up winning the game on a three-pointer with 38 seconds left by Clevin Hannah. Read more here.

January 20, 2021 - Virtus continues streak with victory at Bourg
Virtus Segafredo Bologna remained undefeated this season with an 87-99 rod win over JL Bourg en Bresse at Ekinox. The victory sent Virtus atop Group G at 2-0, while dropping Bourg to 0-2. Vince Hunter dominated with a career-highs of 23 points and 11 rebounds. Read more here.

January 20, 2021 - UNICS's defense stops Gran Canaria
UNICS Kazan remained undefeated in Top 16 Group H by downing Herbalife Gran Canaria 73-62 at home on Wednesday. UNICS improved to 2-0 in the standings while Gran Canaria dropped to 0-2. John Holland led the winners with 14 points. Read more here.

January 20, 2021 - Major comeback for Igokea’s home win over Krka
In the delayed game of the ABA League Round 15, Igokea have outgunned Krka at home after a major comeback in the second half. For Igokea this is an important win in their battle for the Playoffs zone, as they are now on an 11:3 record after 14 games played. Read more here.

January 20, 2021 - Fenerbahce bulks up with O'Quinn
Looking to build on a current five-game winning streak and its steady rise in the standings, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul has added frontcourt bulk by signing experienced power forward Kyle O'Quinn for the remainder of the season. Read more here.

January 19, 2021 - Lessort leads Monaco past Unicaja
AS Monaco remained undefeated in 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 Group E after downing Unicaja Malaga 90-71 at home. Monaco improved to 2-0 in the standings and remains undefeated at home against Spanish League teams in EuroCup action - four wins in as many games. Read more here.

January 19, 2021 - Olimpija needs 15 threes to edge Buducnost
Edo Muric's three-pointer with 46 seconds remaining was the last of seven lead changes in the fourth quarter alone as Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana held on for a 74-71 victory over Buducnost VOLI Podgorica at Arena Stozice on Tuesday night. Read more here.

January 19, 2021 - Metropolitans shut down Partizan
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 wrestled away sole possession of first place in Group F of the Top 16 with an impressive defensive showing in a 79-62 home victory over Partizan NIS. David Michineau led the way with 16 points and 4 assists for Metropolitans, which improved to 2-0. Read more here.

January 18, 2021 - 7Days EuroCup Top 16, Round 2
Five road winners from the opening round of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 will pull out all the stops to make good on those successes by winning at home in Round 2 and putting an early grip on first place in their respective groups. Read more here.

January 17, 2021 - Mega Soccerbet stronger than Zadar
Mega Soccerbet, on the wings of twin towers Filip Petrusev who set the season's ABA League single game individual valuation record with index rating of 41 and Marko Simonovic, have triumphed over the home side and grabbed their 10th triumph of the ABA League season. Read more here.

January 16, 2021 - Mornar continue at the top after conquering Zagreb
On Saturday night, Mornar have prevailed over Cibona on the road in Zagreb and the squad, led by Mihailo Pavicevic from the bench, have now beaten Cibosi in both games this season in the ABA League. Read more here.

January 16, 2021 - Nikola Ivanovic guide Buducnost VOLI toward a huge win over Partizan NIS
Buducnost VOLI have defeated Partizan NIS in this week's ABA League match of the round. The hero of the day was Nikola Ivanovic who scored 15 points in the 4th quarter, including the key 3-pointer 20 seconds before the end of the game. Read more here.

January 16, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Week: Nemanja Nedovic, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
Scoring ace Nemanja Nedovic has earned his second MVP of the Week honor this season by leading Panathinaikos OPAP Athens to an 88-71 home win over LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in Round 19 on Wednesday. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Real takes hard-fought overtime win in Munich
Real Madrid needed an overtime to pull off a valuable 76-81 win against FC Bayern Munich on Friday night, improving to 13-6 to stay in third place. The visitors led for almost the entire game, but three-point shooting allowed Bayern to come back late in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Valencia bounces back at home
Valencia Basket snapped a three-game losing streak by downing Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 91-71 at La Fonteta on Friday night. Valencia improved to 11-9 and Zvezda dropped to 6-14 after losing its last three games. Louis Labeyrie led the winners with 16 points. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - FMP beat Split in double overtime thriller
It is really hard to describe everything that has happened in this match. Both sides missed some big chances to take the win before the 2nd overtime. At the end, it was the home team who had more strength and concentration to prevail in this thrilling clash. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Defense lifts ASVEL to win in Piraeus
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne gave its best defensive effort of the season and snapped a four-game winning streak to stun Olympiacos Piraeus for a 63-69 road win. ASVEL improved to 6-13, while Olympiacos dropped to 10-9, having its three-game winning streak snapped. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Fenerbahce blasts off to rout Panathinaikos
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul never trailed en route to a 100-74 win over visiting Panathinaikos OPAP Athens to extend its winning streak to five games. It's the biggest win ever over the Greens lifted Fenerbahce's record to 10-10 while Panathinaikos dropped to 6-13. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Barcelona reigns in Moscow
FC Barcelona completed a fruitful trip to Russia by downing CSKA Moscow 75-88 at Megasport Arena. Barcelona had defeated Khimki Moscow Region in the Russian capital earlier this week and has now improved to 14-6 in the standings to stand alone in second place. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Zenit stays strong to down Zalgiris
Zenit St Petersburg held firm to take a 77-65 victory over Zalgiris Kaunas in a closely contested showdown on Friday night. Arturas Gudaitis led Zenit with 15 points and 8 rebounds, while Mateusz Ponitka also scored 15 and Billy Baron added 11. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Khimki dismisses Coach Kurtinaitis
Khimki Moscow Region announced that it has come to an agreement with Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis on the termination of his contract. Khimki lost its 12th straight game on Thursday against Anadolu Efes Istanbul and is last in the standings with a 2-18 record. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - ABA league, Round 15
A big game is coming to Zagreb on Saturday night, as Cibona are set to host Mornar. It is a game, where many could point in the direction of Mornar when forecasting the winner, due to the position of both squads in the standings right now. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Andorra's Palsson, out indefinitely
As announced by the club on Friday morning, Andorra's Haukur Palsson will be out indefinitely with a serious ligament injury on his right ankle. Palsson averages 9.3 points and 3.3 rebounds for Andorra in the 7DAYS EuroCup after seven games, six of them as a starter. Read more here.

January 15, 2021 - Steven Gray inks contract with Igokea
Igokea have strengthened their 2020-21 team roster as they signed a contract with 31-year-old American shooting guard Steven Gray. Gray spent the last three seasons in Peristeri, while this season he averaged 21.4 points per game in the FIBA Champions League. Read more here.

January 14, 2021 - Milan beats ALBA for third straight win
AX Armani Exchange Milan worked past a slow start to pick up a 70-84 victory over ALBA Berlin in the German capital. Zach LeDay’s 16 points paced four scorers in double figures for Milan, which improved to 12-7 as it chases home-court advantage in the playoffs. Read more here.

January 14, 2021 - Maccabi holds off Baskonia
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv held off TS Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 91-82 on Thursday night. Othello Hunter and Elijah Bryant scored 14 points apiece to pace the Israeli champs, who improved to 9-11 on the season and sent Baskonia to the same record. Read more here.

January 14, 2021 - Efes crushes Khimki, 99-60
Anadolu Efes Istanbul continued its climb up the standings by dominating last-place Khimki Moscow Region for a 99-60 home win. With its third win in the last four games, Efes raised its record to 11-9 as it continues knocking at the door of the top eight playoff places. Read more here.

January 14, 2021 - Nets officially add James Harden
James Harden is officially a player of the Brooklyn Nets. The team announced the mega-deal that brings James Harden to Brooklyn Nets and reunited him with former teammate on Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant. Read more here.

January 14, 2021 - Zenit brings in center Black
Zenit St Petersburg added size and experience to its roster by inking center Tarik Black for the remainder of the season, the club announced Thursday. Black (2.06 meters, 29 years old) last played for Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. Read more here.

January 14, 2021 - Greens appoint Kattash head coach
Panathinaikos has hired Oded Kattash as its new head coach through the end of the 2021-22 season. Kattash knows the club well after helping it win the EuroLeague in 2000. He arrives from Hapoel Jerusalem in his native Israel, where Kattash has been head coach since 2018. Read more here.

January 14, 2021 - 7Days EuroCup, MVP of the Week: Isaiah Whitehead, Mornar
Just as his team, Mornar Bar, made history with its first 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 victory ever in Round 1, guard Isaiah Whitehead claimed his first MVP of the Week honor with a stellar performance in that thrilling 100-102 road win against Herbalife Gran Canaria. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - Monaco blows out host Nanterre by 28
AS Monaco ruled a duel of French League teams when it dominated a 65-93 decision over host Nanterre 92 on Tuesday to open the Top 16 in Group E. A 28-point road win in a short, six-game group could prove as good as gold for Monaco eventually. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - Mornar grabs first-ever Top 16 win
In a thriller that had everything you expect from the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16, Mornar Bar sent a message that echoed all around the competition by downing Herbalife Gran Canaria 100-102 on the road in Group H. Mornar registered a win in its first-ever Top 16 game. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - Partizan's defense suffocates Trento
Partizan made a statement in the first game of the Top 16 by holding off visiting Trento 71-43. Hosts amassed a double-digit lead, 15-5, early in the first quarter and held the visitors to only 14 points in the second and third quarters combined to cruise to an overwhelming win. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - Joventut rallies to win in Malaga
Joventut Badalona fought back from a double-digit second-half deficit to snatch an 86-95 victory at Unicaja Malaga to open Group E with a big road win. In a battle of past 7DAYS EuroCup champs from Spain, Vladimir Brodziansky scored 21 points to pace the winners. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - UNICS holds on in Andorra
UNICS Kazan opened Top 16 Group H action by holding off MoraBanc Andorra 66-73 on Wednesday night. UNICS led for the majority of the night and by as many as 13 points in the third quarter before the hosts rallied. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - Nedovic, Papagiannis carry Greens to victory
Nemanja Nedovic scored 33 points and Georgios Papagiannis netted a career-high 18 as Panathinaikos OPAP Athens snapped a three-game losing streak with an 88-71 victory over LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne on Wednesday night at OAKA. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - Bayern fights back to overcome Zenit
FC Bayern Munich moved into fourth place by holding off Zenit St Petersburg, 82-80, in a hard-fought battle. Zenit dominated the first half, leading by as much as 27-37, but Bayern fought back after the break to take its first lead midway through the third quarter. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - Belinelli, big second quarter carry Virtus to win over Olimpija
Virtus Bologna used a big second quarter to carry it to a 90-76 victory at home over Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana to start the Top 16 and remain undefeated this season. Marco Belinelli scored 14 of his team-high 25 points in Virtus's 35-point second quarter in the Group G opener. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - CSKA puts halt to Zalgiris streak
In a battle of long-time rivals, CSKA Moscow grabbed its seventh consecutive home win in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season by downing Zalgiris Kaunas 83-73 at Megasport Arena on Wednesday. Read more here.

January 13, 2021 - Efes inks forward Musa until 2023
Anadolu Efes Istanbul added both youth and experience in the same person on Thursday by signing forward Dzana Musa to its roster with a contract that lasts until 2023. Musa (2.06 meters, 21 years old) arrives from Brooklyn of the NBA. Read more here.

January 12, 2021 - Inspired Datome leads Milan past Valencia
AX Armani Exchange Milan blasted past Valencia Basket with a convincing 95-80 to solidify its position in the playoffs places and claim the head to head advantage between the teams. Luigi Datome rolled back the years to score a joint career-high 27 points. Read more here.

January 12, 2021 - Olympiacos edges Maccabi in OT
In a battle of former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions that went to overtime, Olympiacos Piraeus confirmed its good form by downing Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 87-89 at Menora Mivtachim Arena on Tuesday. Olympiacos improved to 10-8. Read more here.

January 12, 2021 - Buducnost offense leads way to big win over Bourg
Buducnost VOLI opened its 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 campaign with a shooting display for the ages in a historic 108-80 victory over JL Bourg at home. Nikola Ivanovic led the way with 17 points and 7 assists for Buducnost, which had lost its final two games in the regular season. Read more here.

January 12, 2021 - Fenerbahce sets club assist record with Baskonia rout
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul had its best offensive performance of the season as it extended its winning streak to four games by beating visiting TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 96-76 on Tuesday night. Read more here.

January 12, 2021 - Efes rallies past ALBA, 84-76
Anadolu Efes Istanbul came back from double-digit deficits at home to defeat ALBA Berlin 84-76 on Tuesday in the first of two games this week for both teams. The victory lifted Efes to 10-9 while ALBA dropped to 7-12 with its fifth loss in six games. Read more here.

January 12, 2021 - Barcelona dominates glass and Khimki
FC Barcelona won its seventh straight game against Khimki Moscow Region 75-87 on Tuesday night. The visitors led by as many as 20 before Khimki closed the gap late. Barcelona dominated the glass 22-44, including 16 offensive rebounds in improving its record to 13-6. Read more here.

January 12, 2021 - Michineau leads Metropolitans to road win
Metropolitans 92 had a strong start to the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 by downing Lokomotiv Kuban 79-83. In its first non-regular season game since 2015, Metropolitans started Group F on the right foot, giving Lokomotiv a bitter return to the Top 16 after a one-year absence. Read more here.

January 12, 2021 - Metropolitans add Stoll to fill in for ailing Brown
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 signed veteran guard Paul Stoll to a short-term deal to take the place of injured point guard Brandon Brown. Stoll (1.80 meters, 35 years old) will play his third stint in the EuroCup after previous runs with Avtodor Saratov and Limoges CSP. Read more here.

January 11, 2021 - Bogdan Bogdanovic out with an avulsion fracture in his right knee
Bogdan Bogdanovic suffered an awkward-looking right knee injury versus the Charlotte Hornets. He underwent an MRI Sunday and was diagnosed with an avulsion fracture in his right knee with associated soft tissue inflammation and a bone bruise. Read more here.

January 11, 2021 - Bourg center Omic out 6-7 weeks
JL Bourg en Bresse center Alen Omic is set to miss most of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 with a knee injury. Omic suffered a partial rupture of the posterior cruciate ligament in the right knee. The injury does not require surgery. Read more here.

January 10, 2021 - Igokea beat Mega on the road
Igokea have grabbed a huge road win in Belgrade as they defeated Mega Soccerbet in this week's ABA League match of the round. The boys from Laktaši have therefore made another major step toward the Playoffs as they now have the overall score of 10-3. Read more here.

January 9, 2021 - Borac stun Partizan NIS once again
Borac have defeated Partizan for the 2nd time in this season! After that huge win in Belgrade at the start of the 2020-21 ABA League campaign, Borac have now prevailed over Partizan at home court in Cacak in the opening game of the 2nd part of the 2020-21 regular season. Read more here.

January 9, 2021 - Split have prevailed over Buducnost VOLI
Split have prevailed over Buducnost VOLI at home in Dalmatia in an exciting game, that was decided no earlier than in the final seconds. Split, for which Roko Leni Ukic has made a comeback after long 16 years, have actually been in front for the majority of the playing time. Read more here.

January 9, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Week: Joffrey Lauvergne, Zalgiris Kaunas
In his fifth Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, center Joffrey Lauvergne stormed to his first MVP of the Week honor by dominating as Zalgiris Kaunas beat Khimki Moscow Region 102-75 on Friday for its sixth consecutive victory. Read more here.

January 9, 2021 - ABA league, Round 14
We have a big battle for the Playoffs already at the start of the second part of the 2020-21 ABA League season. Mega Soccerbet (9-4) will host Igokea (9-3) on Sunday at 12:00 and this game may decide plenty of things when it comes to the race for the top 4 spots. Read more here.

January 8, 2021 - Lauvergne inspires Zalgiris to thrash Khimki
Joffrey Lauvergne produced the best performance of his career to power Zalgiris Kaunas to a 102-75 home win over Khimki Moscow Region. Lauvergne scored 29 points on 13-of-14 two-point shooting and hauled down 9 rebounds to give Zalgiris its sixth consecutive victory. Read more here.

January 8, 2021 - Olympiacos takes dramatic win over Bayern
In a highly entertaining clash that came down to the final shot, Olympiacos Piraeus held off visiting FC Bayern Munich 84-82 on Friday night at Peace and Friendship Stadium. Olympiacos improved to 9-8 on the season, while Bayern dropped to 11-7. Read more here.

January 8, 2021 - Efes showed no mercy against ASVEL
Anadolu Efes pulled out a valuable win at the Astroballe by beating LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 80-102. The visitors started strong on a 7-18 opening run and amassed a 20-point halftime lead that was never jeopardized. Efes got its sixth win on the road this season. Read more here.

January 8, 2021 - Milan gets rare win in Madrid
After nine consecutive losses over 17 years, AX Armani Exchange Milan downed Real Madrid 76-80 in the Spanish capital on Friday. Milan had lost 14 consecutive games against Real before this season, but has now beaten Los Blancos twice and moves up to 10-7. Read more here.

January 7, 2021 - Brown's game-winner lifts Fenerbahce past Zvezda
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul had to battle for all 40 minutes to down Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 71-73 in the Serbian capital on Thursday. Fenerbahce improved to 8-10 and is now on a three-game winning streak. Zvezda dropped to 6-12. Read more here.

January 7, 2021 - Maccabi claims another win in Berlin
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv continued to edge closer to the playoff zone by running past ALBA Berlin 73-85 in the German capital. Tyler Dorsey tallied 25 points for Maccabi, which has now won five of its last seven games in improving its record to 8-10 mark. Read more here.

January 7, 2021- Zenit rolls to victory in Athens
Zenit St Petersburg continued its dominance on the road this season by beating Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 77-89 on Thursday at OAKA. Arturas Gudaitis scored a career-high 25 points as Zenit improved its record to 11-5, including 8-1 outside of Russia. Read more here.

January 7, 2021 - Barcelona bounces back against Valencia
FC Barcelona snapped its three-game losing streak by beating Valencia Basket 89-72 on Thursday. Barcelona improved to 12-6 in the standings, while Valencia dropped to 10-8. Alex Abrines led the winners with 16 points, Cory Higgins and Adam Hanga each scored 13. Read more here.

January 7, 2021 - Baskonia halts CSKA's streak in a thriller, 95-93
In their record 43rd Turkish Airlines EuroLeague game this century, TD System Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz stopped visiting CSKA Moscow 95-93 in a thriller that went down to the wire on Thursday. Baskonia lifted its record to 9-9. Read more here.

January 6, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Round 18
The second half of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season gets underway with the first fixtures of 2021 on Thursday and Friday. Round 18 delivers plenty of big games as the race for the playoffs heats up. Read more here.

January 6, 2021 - Barcelona brings Westermann aboard
FC Barcelona fortified its backcourt by signing point guard Leo Westermann, who started the season at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. The contract is through the end of the 2021-22 season. Westermann averaged 4.8 points over 12:36 minutes in nine EuroLeague this season. Read more here.

January 5, 2021 - Real adds defensive ace Tyus to frontcourt
Real Madrid has moved to shore up its frontcourt going into 2021 by signing former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion and veteran defensive ace Alex Tyus for the rest of the season. Tyus (2.03 meters, 32 years old) played last season for UNICS Kazan. Read more here.

January 5, 2021 - 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season MVP: Milos Teodosic, Virtus
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that Milos Teodosic of Virtus Segafredo Bologna has been chosen as the MVP of the 2020-21 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season. Teodosic has been the undisputed leader on the best team in the competition until now. Read more here.

January 5, 2021 - Partizan pens playmaker Perkins to deal
Partizan NIS announced that it has signed point guard Josh Perkins to a deal, pending the results of the player's physical. Perkins arrives from GTK Gliwice, where he averaged 13.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 6.6 assists for a PIR of 16.7 in 19 Polish League games this season. Read more here.

January 5, 2021 - Lokomotiv inks point guard Williams-Goss
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar strengthened its backcourt ahead of the 7DAYS EuroCup Top 16 with the addition of point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, the club announced on Tuesday. Williams-Goss split last season between Utah in the NBA and its G-League team, Salt Lake City. Read more here.

January 4, 2021 - Panathinaikos parts ways with Coach Vovoras
Panathinaikos announced that it has come to a mutual agreement with Coach Georgios Vovoras to terminate his contract. Vovoras led the Greens to a 5-11 record this season, his first as the team's full-time head coach after twice previously serving as the interim boss. Read more here.

January 4, 2021 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for December: Nikola Milutinov, CSKA Moscow
After setting all-time Turkish Airlines EuroLeague records for offensive rebounds in a single game and double-doubles in one month, CSKA Moscow center Nikola Milutinov has been chosen by Euroleague Basketball as the competition's MVP for December. Read more here.

January 4, 2021 - Stephen Curry pours career-high 62 points
The first offensive firecracker of the 2020-21 NBA Regular Season was launched on Sunday by Stephen Curry. His career-high 62 points send the Golden State Warriors to the win against the Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard. Read more here.

January 4, 2021 - Khimki break Loko home winning streak
Khimki beat Lokomotiv-Kuban 102:91. The game between Lokomotiv (8-3) and Khimki (4-5) opened 2021 year schedule. The teams had losses: Loko have Mindaugas Kuzminskas and Will Cummings injured, Khimki have Jonas Jerebko, Sergey Monia and Jannis Timma injured. Read more here.

January 3, 2021 - FC Barcelona star Nikola Mirotic to miss second straight game due to personal reasons
FC Barcelona announced that star forward Nikola Mirotic will not play against Fuenlabrada on Sunday. This is the second straight game that Mirotic will miss, as he did not play against Bayern Munich on Friday. Read more here.

January 3, 2021 - Mornar prevail over Igokea in this week’s ABA match of the round
Mornar have seized one more win in the 2020-21 ABA League regular season as they defeated Igokea in this week’s ABA League match of the round. This was another very convincing performance by the Bar troops who have managed to score no less than 90 points. Read more here.

January 3, 2021 - Partizan NIS beat Split in Gripe
In the ABA League Round 13, Partizan NIS have beaten Split on the road and grabbed their seventh win of the season. This way Partizan NIS reached the positive win/loss percentage (7:6), which keeps their hopes for reaching the ABA League Playoffs alive. Read more here.

January 2, 2021 - Big win for Cedevita Olimpija in Belgrade
On the road in Belgrade, Cedevita Olimpija have beaten Mega Soccerbet and got back to the winning track following two recent defeats. This is really an important win for the Dragons in their Playoffs race, as they continue the season with only three defeats on their record. Read more here.

January 2, 2021 - Zvezda score a convincing win against Zadar
Crvena zvezda mts are back on the winning track in ABA League as they beat Zadar in Round 13 of the 2020-21 regular season. This was a pretty comfortable win for the Belgrade troops who have been in front from the start to the finish. Read more here.

January 2, 2021 - Injuries sideline ALBA's Sikma, Giffey
A pair of ALBA Berlin key contributors, forward Luke Sikma and swingman Niels Giffey will miss several weeks due to injuries, the club announced on Saturday. Sikma left the Round 16 loss against Zalgiris Kaunas with 9 minutes left after suffering a thigh injury. Read more here.

January 1, 2021 - Maccabi Tel Aviv keeps Dragan Bender until the end of the season
Dragan Bender (212-PF-97) will stay in Tel Aviv at least until the end of the 2020-21 season, as Maccabi Playtica Tel Aviv has officially announced. Bender was signed initially with a short-term deal which included an extension option. Read more here.

January 1, 2021 - Jaylen Hands inks a 2-year contract with FMP
FMP made their 4th signing in just couple of days! After penning contracts with Lazar Vasić, Jurij Macura and Ebuka Izundu, the Panthers have announced the signing of 21-year-old American point guard Jaylen Hands. Read more here.

January 1, 2021 - Jurij Macura and Ebuka Izundu sign contracts with FMP
FMP have been very active on the transfer market recently. After signing a contract with talented 19-year-old point guard Lazar Vasic, the Panthers completed two more transfers on the final day of the previous year. Read more here.

January 1, 2021 - ABA league, Round 13
A big game is coming to Belgrade on Saturday night, as Mega Soccerbet will be hosting Cedevita Olimpija in the clash of two squads, that have been in great shape this season, both of them losing only 3 games so far. Read more here.

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