March 31, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4 bwin MVP: Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA On
Friday, CSKA Moscow superstar Andrei Kirilenko added to a brilliant
campaign by leading his team to the 2012 Final Four with a fantastic
performance in a 71-73 road win at Gescrap BB. His 23 points and 8
rebounds equaled a performance index rating of 29, which made him the
Playoffs Game 4 bwin MVP.
March 30, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4: Olympiacos 76 - 69 Montepaschi Siena Olympiacos
advanced to its third Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in the
past four seasons by beating Montepaschi Siena 76-69 to secure a 3-1
series victory. Vassilis Spanoulis scored 19 points - including 10 of
10 free throws - while Kyle Hines collected 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4
blocks for Olympiacos.
March 30, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4: Gescrap BB 71 - 73 CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow survived a late challenge from Gescrap BB for a 71-73 win at
Bilbao Arena to march into the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final
Four in Istanbul with a 3-1 series win. Andrei Kirilenko starred with
23 points and 8 rebounds – the final coming with 2 seconds to go to
secure the win.
March 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4: Maccabi Electra 69 - 78 Panathinaikos Panathinaikos
came up strong when it mattered most to beat Maccabi Electra 69-78 on
Thursday at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv, tying their best-of-five Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series at 2-2 and forcing a decisive Game
5 next week in Athens.
March 29, 2012 - Montepaschi loses Thornton to broken hand Montepaschi
Siena swingman Bootsy Thornton will miss Game 4 of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Playoffs after suffering a broken ring finger on his left
hand, which is also his shooting hand. He has a fractured fourth
metacarpal and proximal phalanx on that finger.
March 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4: Three teams on brink of Final Four ticket! The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs reach 4
with six teams waiting to join FC Barcelona Regal at the 2012 Final
Four in Istanbul, Turkey. Barcelona swept its best-of-five series
against Unics and has already sealed its ticket to the Final Four for
the 12th time in club history - and the third time in four years.
March 29, 2012 - Record numbers for Euroleague Women This
year's Euroleague Women is expected to bring in record numbers as the
Final Eight draws near. Pre-sales have smashed though the 8,000 barrier
and with last minute sales expected as well, this year's tournament
could rise even further.
March 29, 2012 - Meet the Eurocup finalists! 2010
Eurocup champion Valencia Basket aims to become the first three-time
winner of the competition when it comes to Khimki for the 2012 Eurocup
Finals. And the club surely knows what it takes to achieve Eurocup
glory with five members of that squad still wearing the club’s colors.
March 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3 bwin MVP: Kostas Vasiliadis, Gescrap BB In
the most important win in club history, Gescrap BB sharpshooter Kostas
Vasiliadis was the star that shined brightest. Vasiliadis drained 4 of
8 from downtown en route to 20 points as the Men in Black routed mighty CSKA Moscow 94-81 for a win in Gescrap’s first-ever playoff game at home.
March 28, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3: Olympiacos 75 - 55 Montepaschi Siena Olympiacos
Piraeus thoroughly dominated Montepaschi Siena 75-55 on Wednesday night
at Peace and Friendship Stadium to take a 2-1 lead in their
best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series.
March 28, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3: Gescrap BB 94 - 81 CSKA Moscow Gescrap
BB recorded its first-ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs win by
downing CSKA Moscow 94-81 in Game 3 of the best-of-five series in
Bilbao, Spain on Wednesday. CSKA has a 2-1 lead in the series but
Gescrap hosts Game 4 on Friday.
March 28, 2012 - Patrick Beverley confirms he will stay in Europe Patrick
Beverley confirmed via Twitter that he will stay in Europe for another
year after consulting with friends and family. Beverley plays for
Spartak St Petersburg, averaging 12.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.8
March 28, 2012 - Eurocup Finals matchups clarification In
order to avoid any misunderstanding because of a mistake in the Format
section of www.eurocupbasketball.net Euroleague Basketball would like
to clarify that the Eurocup Finals 2012 Khimki matchups as stated in
the Eurocup official By-Laws are:
March 28, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2 MVP: Yotam Halperin, Spartak St. Petersburg Spartak
St. Petersburg reached the Eurocup Finals by sweeping its two-way
series against CEZ Nymburk and one of its players registered the best
individual performance of all winning squads in Game 2 of the
Quarterfinals. Yotam Halperin helped Spartak to beat Nymburk 86-71 with
19 points on 3-of-4 three-pointers and 6-of-6 free throws.
March 27, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2: Valencia Basket 85 - 63 KK Buducnost Voli Valencia
overpowered Buducnost 84-60 to grab a spot in the Eurocup Finals in
Khimki, Russia, on April 14 and 15. Valencia lost the opener to
Buducnost and needed to win this game by more than 4 to move on.
March 27, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3: Maccabi Electra 65 - 62 Panathinaikos Maccabi
Electra held off defending champion Panathinaikos 65-62 in another
thriller on Tuesday at Nokia Arena to take a 2-1 lead in the
best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series. Richard
Hendrix’s tip-in put the hosts up 3 with 15.4 seconds to go.
March 27, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2: BC Donetsk 80 - 78 Lietuvos Rytas Lietuvos
Rytas is back in the Eurocup Finals and will play on seeking its third
title after surviving the Eurocup Quarterfinals, despite losing Game 2
on the road to BC Donetsk 80-78. Rytas won Game 1 by 11 points, which
allowed it to move on in the two-game total points series.
March 27, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3: Unics 56 - 67 FC Barcelona Regal Regal
FC Barcelona made it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four!
Barcelona made it to the Final Four for the 12th time in club history -
his third appearance in four years - by edging Eurocup champion Unics
56-67 in Kazan, Russia in Game 3 of the playoffs on Tuesday.
March 27, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2: Lokomotiv Kuban 81 - 77 BC Khimki BC
Khimki will play the Eurocup Finals on its home court after advancing
Tuesday in Krasnodar, despite losing 81-77 to Lokomotiv Kuban in Game 2
of the quarterfinals.
March 27, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2: Spartak St. Petersburg 86 - 71 CEZ Nymburk Spartak
St. Petersburg is the first team in the Eurocup Finals! The Russian
team defeated CEZ Nymburk also in Game 2 of the quarterfinal series by
86-71 and punched its ticket for the final event of the season, to take
place in Khimki, Russia, on April 14 and 15.
March 26, 2012 - FIBA Europe Discusses New Calendar Proposal The
FIBA Europe Board which convened in the Swedish capital, Stockholm,
this weekend discussed the new calendar proposal brought forward by the
world governing body, FIBA.
March 26, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3: CSKA, Barça on brink of Final Four ticket On
the heels of one of the most exciting weeks in Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Playoffs history, the action returns quickly with as many as
eight games over four days with eight teams hunting for European glory!
Games 2 in three of the best-of-five series came down to the closing
minute – and in one case overtime – and were decided by a grand total
of 6 points.
March 26, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2: it's decision time! Tuesday
will prove to be the decisive night for the eight teams alive and
battling for Eurocup glory. The four Eurocup Quarterfinals series will
all play the return legs on the home floor of the Last 16 group winners
with the winners of the two-game, home-and-away, total points series
heading on to the crowning weekend of the competition, the 2012 Eurocup
Finals next month at Khimki, Russia.
March 26, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 26: March 24-25, 2012 FC
Barcelona reclaimed the top spot in the Spanish League in its duel with
Real Madrid, outlasting Blancos de Rueda Valladolid 86-92 in overtime
while Lagun Aro, the Cinderella story of the season, staged its biggest
upset yet by overtaking Madrid 98-90. Valladolid brought it’s “A” game
against Barcelona, pushing the Euroleague quarterfinalist to the limit.
March 26, 2012 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 26: March 24-25, 2012 Montepaschi
Siena maintained its three-game lead atop the Italian League but did
not play domestically this week as its contest against Bennet Cantu was
postponed to April 12. Meanwhile, a four-team logjam developed in
second place, as Umana Venezia, Banco di Sardegna Sassari, Scavolini
Siviglia Pesaro and Cantu are all tied with 15-9 records.
March 26, 2012 - Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 22: March 24-25, 2012 Maccabi
Electra took a short break from its Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Playoffs clash with Panathinaikos to rout Bnei Hasharon/Herzliya 92-75
in the Israeli League. Maccabi started slow and trailed 17-23 after one
quarter. Richard Hendrix and Shawn James ignited Maccabi early in the
second quarter to tie the game at 27-27.
March 26, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 25: Μarch 24, 2012 With
the Greek League games of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Quarterfinalists
Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaikos both postponed, Aris was the team
that stole the show locally over the weekend. The Yellows registered
their fifth consecutive victory by overwhelming visiting Rethimno 78-60
to improve their record to 11-12 and move into sixth place.
March 25, 2012 - Deng saves Bulls at buzzer in OT Lucky?
Maybe. Luol Deng’s timing was awful good, too. He grabbed a shot that
had been blocked and put it in the basket just before the buzzer
sounded Saturday night, rescuing the Chicago Bulls and giving them
their NBA-leading 40th victory.
March 25, 2012 - Blair, Duncan lead Spurs past Hornets 89-86 DeJuan
Blair scored 23 points and Tim Duncan had four key points down the
stretch as the San Antonio Spurs beat the short-handed Hornets 89-86 on
Saturday night. The Spurs, chasing the Oklahoma City Thunder for the
best record in the Western Conference, trailed by a point twice in the
final two minutes.
March 24, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2 bwin MVP: Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA He
jump-started CSKA Moscow's stellar season with the first bwin MVP
weekly award way back in October. And on Friday, forward Andrei
Kirilenko celebrated what might be his team's last Turkish Airlines
Euroleague home game this season with another bwin MVP performance for
Game 2 of the playoffs.
March 24, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2: Montepaschi Siena 81 - 80 Olympiacos Bo
McCalebb made a game- and perhaps season-saving steal at midcourt to
preserve an 81-80 Montepaschi Siena home win over Olympiacos on Friday
night and even their playoff series at one victory each.
March 24, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2: CSKA Moscow 79 - 60 Gescrap BB CSKA
Moscow moved within one win of a trip to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four with a 79-60 victory over Gescrap BB Friday in
the Russian capital to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoffs
series. The Russian champs can wrap up the series and with it a ticket
to Istanbul with a win next week when the series resumes in Bilbao,
March 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2: FC Barcelona Regal 66 - 63 Unics Barcelona
held off Unics Kazan down the stretch to win 66-63 and take a 2-0 lead
in their Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series. The teams head to
Russia next week and Barca can clinch a spot in the 2012 Final Four
with a win.
March 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2: Panathinaikos 92 - 94 Maccabi Electra Maccabi
Electra bounced back from an awful game 1 to stun defending champion
Panathinaikos 92-94 on Thursday at OAKA to even their best-of-five
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series at 1-1.
March 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2: Four winners aim to take 2-0 series leads! With
barely 48 hours having passed since their series openers, adjusting
their strategies on the fly, the eight remaining aspirants for the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague title this season return for Game 2 of the
playoffs on Thursday and Friday. All four winning teams from Game 1 to
move within a single victory of reaching the Final Four.
March 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1 bwin MVP: Dimitris Diamantidis, Panathinaikos Dimitris
Diamantidis was once again the star of the show Tuesday for the
defending champs as Panathinaikos routed Maccabi Electra 93-73 in Game
1 of the teams’ best-of-five playoffs series. The reigning MVP got an
extra treat for his brilliant performance in the playoffs Game 1 bwin
March 21, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1: Montepaschi Siena 75 - 82 Olympiacos Olympiacos
Piraeus came from behind in the final minutes with its best player on
the bench to stun Montepaschi Siena 75-82 in Game 1 of their
best-of-five playoffs series on Wednesday. Vassilis Spanoulis fouled
out with 4:38 to play and the hosts up 70-67, but Acie Law took over
with 5 points – including the go-ahead free throws – and an assist in
the remaining time.
March 21, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1: CSKA Moscow 98 - 71 Gescrap BB CSKA
Moscow sent a message that echoed all around the competition by
thrashing Gescrap BB 98-71 in Game 1 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
playoffs in the Russian capital on Wednesday. CSKA took a 1-0 lead in
the best-of-five series and hosts Game 2 on Friday.
March 21, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: Bojan Dubljevic, KK Buducnost VOLI In
what probably was the most surprising result of the first leg of the
Eurocup Quarterfinals, Bojan Dubljevic of KK Buducnost Voli led his
team to a home win over Valencia Basket by 75-71 and earned weekly MVP
honors in the process with an index rating performance of 25.
March 21, 2012 - Serbian Super league will start at Saturday It
is time for more excitements in Serbian league. After Regular part of
Serbian league is finished, four teams qualified for Serbian Super
league, where they will play together with another four teams
that competed in ABA Adriatic league this season.
March 20, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1: Panathinaikos 93 - 73 Maccabi Electra Panathinaikos
hammered Maccabi Electra 93-73 in Game 1 of their Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Playoffs series at OAKA on Tuesday night. The rematch of
last season’s championship game turned ugly early as the Greens
delighted their fans.
March 20, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: Lietuvos Rytas 76 - 65 BC Donetsk Lietuvos
Rytas opened its drive for the Eurocup Finals on the right track by
defeating BC Donetsk 76-65 at home on Tuesday in the first game of
their two-game, total-points quarterfinals series.
March 20, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1: FC Barcelona Regal 78 - 66 Unics FC
Barcelona Regal took the first step to reach the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four by downing Unics Kazan 78-66 at home in Game 1 of
the playoffs on Tuesday.
March 20, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: BC Khimki 81 - 72 Lokomotiv Kuban BC
Khimki took an 81-72 win over Lokomotiv Kuban, on Tuesday, in the first
game of their two-game, total points quarterfinals series. Coach Rimas
Kurtinaitis's men will reach the next stage with a win in Game 2 next
week or a loss by fewer than 9 points.
March 20, 2012 - Who will play in Europe next season? How
tickets for Europe will be distributed among ABA League clubs will be
determined at the end of the national league play-offs in late spring
but according to the current situation it is possible to speculate
about the 2012/13 ABA League representatives in Europe.
March 20, 2012 - Vote for the All-Euroleague team! Turkish
Airlines Euroleague fans, voting for the 2011-12 All-Euroleague team
has begun! For the first time voting will not be limited by position,
so choose the five players you consider most deserving. Vote once a day
March 19, 2012 - Unicaja parts ways with Mateo Unicaja
announced the dismissal of head coach Chus Mateo on Monday, two weeks
after failing to reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs. Mateo,
43, had taken over the Unicaja bench 14 months ago, prior to last
season's Top 16, when the team went 1-5 and also failed to qualify for
March 19, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1: Best-of-five playoffs open Tuesday and Wednesday! The
ultimate week for Turkish Airlines Euroleague fans is upon us. For the
first time ever, the best eight teams in the competition will be in
action twice each over the course of four consecutive days as the
best-of-five playoffs start in a fury.
March 19, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: CEZ Nymburk 64 - 68 Spartak St. Petersburg Spartak
St Petersburg took a step closer to the Eurocup Finals with a 64-68
road win at CEZ Nymburk on Monday in the first game of their two-game,
total-points quarterfinals series. Patrick Beverley scored 19 points
and Vladimir Dragicevic 18 for Spartak, which improved to 12-1 in the
Eurocup this season.
March 19, 2012 - Wade, Bosh carry Heat past Magic, 91-81 Chris
Bosh got the Miami Heat started. Dwyane Wade provided the big finish.
Wade scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter, Bosh made his
first six shots and finished with 23.
March 19, 2012 - Derek Fisher confirms buyout deal with Rockets Derek
Fisher confirmed Sunday night he has reached a buyout agreement with
the Houston Rockets. The 37-year-old point guard gave no indication of
his plans for the future in a statement issued by his business manager.
March 19, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 26 The
Adriatic League regular season came to a close with the top three teams
in the standings coasting to big wins. Maccabi blasted Radnicki 92-76
on Saturday behind 18 points from Devin Smith, 14 from Lior Eliyahu and
13 each from Keith Langford and David Blu to finish the regular season
March 19, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: Quarterfinals start on lower-seed home courts! After
three long weeks of anticipation, the Eurocup Quarterfinals are finally
upon us. The best eight teams from the 32 that started the season will
square off in four two-game, home-and-away, total-points series that
begin this week with tickets to the 2012 Eurocup Finals at Khimki at
March 19, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 25 FC
Barcelona Regal snapped a two-game losing streak by downing Blusens
Monbus 71-58, but Real Madrid brushed aside CAI Zaragoza 85-71 to take
advantage of its rival’s losses and move once more into a tie for first
with 20-5 records. Barcelona wanted to send a message early, taking a
20-2 lead after eight minutes, but Blusens answered with an 0-11 run of
March 19, 2012 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 25 Montepaschi
Siena stayed in command in the Italian League by trouncing Vanoli Braga
Cremona 79-61 to climb to 18-6. The hosts led 38-36 at the half then
outscored Cremona 41-25 in the second half to nail down the win as Bo
McCalebb posted 17 points to lead the way, while David Moss tallied 16
and Kristof Lavrinovic added 12 along with 8 rebounds.
March 19, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 24 Giorgos
Printezis netted 14 points and led Olympiacos to a difficult 73-64 home
win over Panionios as the Reds improved their record to 21-1 to remain
atop the Greek League standings. Panathinaikos thrashed Peristeri 64-97
on the road to stay in second place with a 20-2 mark behind 18 points
from Sarunas Jasikevicius.
March 18, 2012 - Partizan mt:s topped Crvena Zvezda Diva in derby I
am sure that most of Basketball fans in Serbia expected much more
excitements from this derby. I will just say in a short, this is not a
real derby anymore.
March 18, 2012 - Maccabi's Scheyer to miss start of playoffs Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv traveled to Greece on Sunday for its first two Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Playoffs games against Panathinaikos without rookie
guard Jon Scheyer, who instead flew to the United States for
undisclosed personal reasons.
March 17, 2012 - Siroki finished season in ABA Adriatic league with great win In
last game in ABA Adriatic league this season, Siroki as a guests,
outplayed Zagreb CO. Result was 48:72 (8:19, 22:16, 4:25, 14:12). With
this game, Siroki finished its fantastic season in ABA Adriatic league
at 5th place.
March 17, 2012 - Return of the Zen Master? In
last several days there were a lot of rumors, but it seems that even
better rumors will come in next period. One of rumors that I really
like, is possibility that Zen Master, Phil Jackson will be back.
March 16, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals analysis: BC Donetsk vs. Lietuvos Rytas BC
Donetsk arrives in the Eurocup Quarterfinals on a three-game winning
streak, which it used to win Last 16 Group J. In fact the team is 10-2
this season and undefeated at home with an average margin of victory of
11.3 points per game.
March 16, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league Game 26 preview With game Zagreb CO – Siroki today at 20.00, ABA Adriatic league Game 26
will start. It is last game in regular season of ABA Adriatic league.
With five more games at Saturday and one game at Sunday, we will
finally have completed ABA Adriatic league regular season.
March 15, 2012 - Maccabi Electra demolishes Crvena Zvezda Diva +34
after first 20 minutes for Maccabi Electra. Expected to see another one
catastrophe for Crvena Zvezda Diva. 58:24, result after first 20
minutes. At the end, 101:66, by quarters (26:13, 32:11, 18:17, 25:25).
Terrible game for Crvena Zvezda Diva in Tel Aviv. Everything they
tried, failed. They played so confused, without ideas in offense
and terrible defense.
March 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Playoffs series analysis: FC Barcelona Regal vs. Unics A
classic continental powerhouse meets an up-and-coming Euroleague
newcomer in the playoffs, as FC Barcelona Regal goes against reigning
Eurocup champion Unics. Barcelona is tied for the best record in the
Euroleague this season (15-1), but Unics has been able to steal as many
as five road wins in its debut season in the competition.
March 15, 2012 - Mike D’Antoni resigns as New York Knicks coach Surprising
news comes from NBA league as Mike D’Antoni resigns as New York Knicks
coach. After 6 lost games in a row, and 8 defeats in last ten games,
Mike D’Antoni decided to leave.
March 14, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals analysis: Valencia Basket vs. KK Buducnost Voli Two-time
Eurocup champion Valencia Basket enters the quarterfinals on a tear
after running through the Last 16 with a perfect record, despite a
coaching change that brought in Velimir Perasovic two games into the
stage. Valencia was the Last 16 leader in average performance index
rating (87.8 per game) and its biggest strengths have been on the
March 13, 2012 - Smodis broke his nose A
month and a half before the ABA League Final Four Tournament Matjaz
Smodis, Cedevita's most experienced player, broke his nose during the
game against Siroki WWin.
March 13, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Playoffs series analysis: Panathinaikos vs. Maccabi Electra Get
ready for the newest chapter in one of the world's greatest basketball
rivalries as last season's Euroleague finalists, champion Panathinaikos
and runner-up Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, meet in a playoff for the first
time. These teams have been crowned European champion in eight of the
last 12 seasons.
March 13, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league Game 25 preview Today
and tomorrow ABA Adriatic league Game 25 will be played. Even it is
already known which four teams will play at ABA Adriatic league Final 4
in Tel Aviv there will be interesting games.
March 12, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals analysis: Lokomotiv Kuban vs. BC Khimki Lokomotiv
Kuban arrives in the Eurocup Quarterfinals after winning Group L with a
4-2 record. BC Khimki is tied for the best record in the Eurocup this
far at 11-1, but finished second in Group J on a tiebreaker.
Lokomotiv’s highly balanced team stands out in very few categories, but
ranks among the top half in the Eurocup in nearly every major
March 12, 2012 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 24 Buducnost
Voli hammered Hemofarm Stada 84-65 to clinch the fourth and final spot
in this season’s Adriatic League final four in Tel Aviv. The
Montenegrin champs join Maccabi Electra, Cedevita and Partizan mt:s as
the foursome that will play for the title.
March 12, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 24 FC
Barcelona Regal lost its second straight Spanish League game, but
closest rivals Real Madrid and Caja Laboral failed to take advantage by
succumbing in their contests as well. Barcelona slipped to 19-5, Madrid
remained on its heels at 18-5 and Caja Laboral maintained third place
with a 17-7 record.
March 12, 2012 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 22 Nothing
changed atop the Turkish League table over the weekend as the top five
teams in the standings all recorded victories. GS Medical Park remains
alone in first place after beating Trabzonspor 70-88 on the road to
improve to 18-3.
March 12, 2012 - Belgian League, Regular Season, Game 23 The
Belgian League standings tightened as leader Oostende lost and saw its
record slip to 14-6, which tied it with idle Belgacom Spirou Basket for
the top spot. Third-place Antwerp Giants beat Belgacom Liege Basket
62-56 thanks to a 19-9 run in the last 10 minutes.
March 11, 2012 - Salary Cap in Euroleague Basketball? According
to Euroleague Basketball and Euroleague Commercial Assets Board it
seems that in future we will have something like NBA Salary Cap also in
Euroleague. They presented a framework to establish principles of
greater financial stability and fair play in its competition by
unifying the criteria used by and applied to participating clubs.
March 11, 2012 - Wade beats buzzer, Heat top Pacers 93-91 in OT LeBron
James took over at the end of regulation. Chris Bosh tied the game in
overtime. And Dwyane Wade provided the exclamation point, moments
before the power was knocked out at AmericanAirlines Arena. Miami’s
“Big Three” was big time.
March 11, 2012 - Greek Cup final At
the end of a dramatic final, Panathinaikos edged archival Olympiacos
71-70 at Hellinikon Olympic court to win the Greek Cup for the 13th
time. The Greens reclaimed the cup after a two-year reign for the Reds,
who lost a 45-58 lead to an epic come back of the defending Euroleague
March 10, 2012 - Ricky Rubio suffers knee injury defending Kobe Bryant Bad
news for all Minnesota Timberwolves fans that Ricky Rubio suffered a
left knee injury while defending Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant
during the fourth quarter of a Friday night game and had to be helped
off the court. Just 16 seconds before the end of this game with
101:102, +1 for Minnesota Timberwolves, Ricky Rubio tried to stop Kobe
Bryant on penetration and got injured.
March 10, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda Diva topped Cibona At
front of 3.500 supporters, Crvena Zvezda Diva wins against Cibona in
one not so interesting game, actually game that I really didn’t like
for many reasons. Confused plays, turnovers, nervous, blaming referees
for own mistakes. I expected much more from this game, especially from
Cibona. They played excellent game few days ago, and lost against
Cedevita after two overtimes.
March 9, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Playoffs series analysis: Montepaschi Siena vs. Olympiacos Two
modern classics in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague meet again in the
playoffs, as Montepaschi Siena faces Olympiacos BC Piraeus at this
stage for the second consecutive season. Despite dropping its last two
games, Montepaschi has enjoyed a stellar Euroleague season thus far and
won its Top 16 group against three Spanish powerhouses.
March 9, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league Game 24 preview ABA
Adriatic league will continue tomorrow, March 10 with 6 games, and
March 11 with one game. Even situation is pretty clear, three teams are
sure for Final 4 in Tel Aviv. Buducnost Voli is close to book its
tickets and fill fourth spot, but regarding some calculations and minor
possibilities it is still unofficial.
March 8, 2012 - Coaching Legend Charlie Coles to Retire It
seems as if he was a basketball coach forever. The last 16 seasons he
has been at the helm of the Miami University men’s basketball program.
Charlie Coles, 70, educator and basketball coach, announced his
retirement. He made it official following the RedHawks loss to Toledo
60- 53 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.
Miami ended the season at 9-21.
March 8, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinals analysis: Spartak SPB vs. CEZ Nymburk Spartak
St. Petersburg has been among the best teams in the Eurocup all season
and enters the Eurocup Quarterfinals with a combined 11-1 record to
date – its only loss having come in the last game of the Last 16 after
it had already clinched first place in Group K.
March 8, 2012 - 2012 Nike International Junior Tournament set The
2012 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament field
is complete. Eight elite junior teams will meet to decide a champion
from Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13, during the 2012 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul, Turkey. Four new additions
to the event will join the four teams that qualified from the
classification tournaments held during the season.
March 8, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 22 Olympiacos
and Panathinaikos registered comfortable wins Wednesday in their last
games before Saturday’s Greek Cup final. At the Peace and Friendship
Stadium, the Greek-League leading Reds thrashed Ikaros 100-63 after
already leading by 20 at halftime.
March 8, 2012 - Czech League, Regular Season, Phase 2, Game 4 Defending
champ CEZ Nymburk rolled to another win in the Czech League by downing
BC Kolin 83-71 for its 28th consecutive win in the competition. Tre
Simmons scored 24 points and Lamayne Wilson 22 to pace the winners, who
were outscored in both the first and third quarters, but Simmons and
Wilson keyed an 11-2 charge midway through the fourth quarter that made
March 8, 2012 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 23 Partizan
mt:s denied Buducnost Voli the last remaining ticket to the Adriatic
League Final Four – at least temporarily – with a 67-58 victory on
Wednesday in the Serbian capital. However Partizan remained in third
place with a 17-6 record after Cedevita downed Cibona in the Zagreb
derby after two overtimes to remain one win ahead of the Serbian
March 8, 2012 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 24 Montepaschi
Siena reeled off 15 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a
45-62 lead en route to a 65-77 road victory over Cimberio Varese that
kept the defending champs in first place with a three-game cushion. Bo
McCalebb and David Andersen, who together had 10 points during that
run, led the way with 18 and 17 points, respectively, as Montepaschi
improved to 17-6.
March 7, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Playoffs series analysis: CSKA Moscow vs. Gescrap BB A
classic Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouse goes up against a
precocious newcomer as CSKA Moscow faces Gescrap BB of Spain in this
best-of-five playoff series. CSKA arrives tied for the competition's
best overall record this season, 15-1, while Gescrap won six of its
last eight games, eliminating such giants as Caja Laboral and Real
Madrid, to survive.
March 7, 2012 - Euroleague Commercial Assets Board approves Financial Fair play for Euroleague A
Commission formed by Mr. Salvador Alemany, president of the Financial
Commission of Euroleague Basketball, and Jean-Bayle Lespitau, former
president of French league and Honorary President of ULEB, Mr. Massimo
Coccia legal council to Euroleague Basketball and Mr. Jan Pommer,
comissioner of the Beko Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) of Germany,
presented a framework to establish principles of greater financial
stability and fair play in its competition by unifying the criteria
used by and applied to participating clubs.
March 7, 2012 - Cedevita topped Cibona in amazing game after two overtimes What
a fantastic game in Zagreb, in Basketball Center Drazen Petrovic as
Cedevita beat Cibona with 106:102 after two overtimes in Game 23 of ABA
Adriatic league. Maybe one of the best games if not in whole ABA
Adriatic league season, than the best one in last several weeks for
March 7, 2012 - Siroki lost against Union Olimpija due to 24 turnovers With
24 turnovers, Siroki couldn’t expect to win very good team as Union
Olimpija was in this game today. Well controlled rhythm, gave another
one win to Union Olimpija.
March 6, 2012 - Euroleague Commercial Assets Board meets, looks to future Members
of the Euroleague Commercial Assets Board met in Barcelona, Spain on
Monday to discuss to new projects for future Turkish Airlines
Euroleague and Eurocup seasons. Board members were presented with the
2012-13 calendar already approved in October 2011, as well as various
proposals for modifications of the Euroleague competition bylaws.
March 5, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague February MVP: Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus When
February started, Olympiacos had a 0-2 record in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Top 16 and its streak of six consecutive playoff appearances
was in danger. In fact, the Reds were still in rebuilding mode, having
just added two more players to a roster that has seen 12 newcomers
since last season.
March 5, 2012 - Polish League, Regular Season Phase 2, Game 2 Trefl
Sopot took care of Anwil Wloclawek 88-67 to protect its lead in the
Polish League, while Energa Czarni Slupsk edged PGE Turow Zgorzelec and
Zastal Zielona Gora upset Asseco Prokom Gdynia in an eventful weekend
in the Polish League.
March 5, 2012 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 23 Montepaschi
Siena outlasted rival EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 77-68 to climb to 16-6
and maintain sole possession of first place in the Italian League.
Siena asserted itself early with an 18-14 lead at the end of the first
quarter, and kept Milan at arm’s length the rest of the way – the
visitors could get no closer than 53-49 in the third quarter.
March 5, 2012 - Czech League, Regular Season, Phase 2, Game 3 CEZ
Nymburk rolled to another big win in the Czech League by knocking BK
Decin from second place to third with a 56-62 road win. Radek Necas
scored 13 points and Lamayne Wilson posted 12 points and 10 rebounds to
pace the defending champs, who improved to 28-1.
March 5, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 22 In
a battle between Turkish Airlines Euroleague Quarterfinalists, FC
Barcelona beat Gescrap BB on the road 65-72 to keep its hold on to
first place in the Spanish League with a 19-3 record, while Real Madrid
outdueled Blusens Monbus 69-83 to remain second at 18-4.
March 4, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 21 Olympiacos
remains atop the Greek League with a 19-1 record after downing Drama
55-73 on the road, behind 13 points from Marko Keselj, while
Panathinaikos improved to 18-2 after a comfortable win, 85-65, over
PAOK with Kostas Kaimakoglou netting 18 points.
March 4, 2012 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 22 Partizan
mt:s joined Maccabi Electra and Cedevita Zagreb as the first three
teams to qualify for the Adriatic League Final Four with a 66-78
victory over Hemofarm Stada on Friday night. Partizan outscored
Hemofarm in all four quarters and held the home team to just 9
third-quarter points in improving to 16-6.
March 3, 2012 - Harris, Jazz snap Heat’s 9-game win streak LeBron
James had the ball and a chance to finish a furious rally that would
extend Miami’s winning streak. Instead, he left it up to Udonis Haslem.
Haslem missed a long jumper just before the buzzer, and the Utah Jazz
help on for a 99-98 victory on Friday night that snapped the Heat’s
nine-game winning streak.
March 3, 2012 - Odom playing Saturday for Mavs, not in D-League Lamar
Odom is rejoining the Dallas Mavericks without playing a planned game
in the NBA Development League. The Mavericks said Saturday that Odom
has been recalled and will be in uniform for their game that night
March 3, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Game 22 Game
22 of ABA Adriatic league is finished. As expected Maccabi Electra won
again, this time against second placed team, Cedevita. Buducnost Voli
booked ticket for Final 4.
March 3, 2012 - Maccabi Electra continues dominance in ABA Adriatic league Whenever
I watch Maccabi Electra in ABA Adriatic league, it seems to me that
they play as much as it is necessary. Without waste of energy. Maccabi
Electra won with 83:77. This game was great, first half with lot of ups
and downs on both sides. Maccabi Electra had great run of 19:1, but
later Cedevita had run of 18:5.
March 3, 2012 - Ivan Maras signed for Dexia Mons As
we wrote yesterday, Partizan mt:s topped Hemofarm 87:66 in Game 22 of
ABA Adriatic league Game 22. Just day after that we got information
that Ivan Maras will leave Hemofarm. As it is also confirmed from
Maras’s agent Miodrag Raznatovic, that Ivan Maras will continue his
career in Belgium, with Dexia Mons.
March 2, 2012 - Partizan mt:s topped Hemofarm in Game 22 of ABA Adriatic league Even
I predicted today that this should be easy game and win for Partizan
mt:s, it wasn’t easy at all, at least in first 20 minutes. Partizan
mt:s won 66:87 (20:25, 21:22, 9:19, 16:21).
March 2, 2012 - 50th Anniversary of Wilt Chamberlain’s 100 Points Fifty
years ago, at March 2, 1962, one of the best NBA players ever, Wilt
Chamberlain scored 100 points in Game when Philadelphia Warriors hosted
the New York Knicks. Wilt Chamberlain in this game had 36/63 from the
field and pretty high percentage for free-throws 28/32, not typical for
this player since he was known as not so good from free-throw line.
March 2, 2012 - Eurocup Quarterfinalists flash analysis On
Tuesday the eight teams that will play in the four Quarterfinals series
were known. Take a peek at each of them less than three weeks before
the start of the next phase.
March 2, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 6 bwin MVP: Manuchar Markoishvili, Bennet Cantu Bennet
Cantu and Manuchar Markoishvili completed magical return seasons in the
Euroleague this week. In their last games of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season, Cantu beat Zalgiris on the road 71-77 and
Markoishvili set career highs in performance index rating and points en
route to Top 16, Week 6 bwin MVP honors.
March 1, 2012 - Euroleague mourns Italian basketball executive Enzo Lefebre Euroleague
Basketball joins the world basketball community in expressing
condolences at the passing of one of the giants of Italian basketball,
famed executive Enzo Lefebre. He passed away on Thursday at the age of
63. Mr. Lefebre, who was most recently the vice president of Benetton
Basket, was also among the founders of Euroleague Basketball.
March 1, 2012 - Euroleague Women Final 8 lineup completed Rivas
Ecopolis and Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje completed Wednesday the line-up
of teams that will fight for the EuroLeague Women 2012 title in the
Final Eight in Istanbul, in late March. In two tightly contested games
the Spanish club qualified with Game 3 win over Bourges while four-time
champions Sparta&K prevailed in a tense battle over fellow Russian
March 1, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league fined Cibona After
all complaints about referees in game against Partizan mt:s in ABA
Adriatic league game 19, ABA Adriatic league fined Cibona with 24.000
EUR. First, ABA Adriatic league fined Cibona with 12.000 EUR due to bad
organisation of game and attack on referee in halftime and threats to
referees after the game. Check news archive here.