March 31, 2013 - Wichita State upsets OSU 70-66 for Final Four trip Cleanthony
Early kept stealing glances down at the hat in his hands while he
waited for his turn to climb the stepladder. The Wichita State forward
seemed stunned at the words on the side of his brand-new ballcap:
``Final Four Atlanta.''
March 31, 2013 - Syracuse on to Final Four, beats Marquette 55-39 With
a second suffocating performance at the East Regional, No. 4-seeded
Syracuse shut down No. 3 Marquette 55-39 to earn coach Jim Boeheim his
fourth trip to the Final Four - and first since a freshman named
Carmelo Anthony helped win the 2003 NCAA championship.
March 31, 2013 - Durant, Westbrook lead Thunder past Bucks, 109-99 Down
five early in the fourth quarter, it was time for the Oklahoma City
Thunder to take pride in their defense. They did just that. Kevin
Durant scored 30 points and Russell Westbrook had a triple-double to
lead the Thunder to a 109-99 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.
March 31, 2013 - Rockets cruise past Clippers, 98-81 Playing
without leading scorer James Harden, the Houston Rockets cracked one of
the league's best defenses by spreading the ball around. Jeremy Lin,
Chandler Parsons and Francisco Garcia scored 15 points apiece and Omer
Asik added 13 points.
March 30, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom topped Sloboda in Serbian Super league Crvena
Zvezda Telekom had no problems in Game 1 in Serbian Super league as
they demolished Sloboda 97-66, by quarters, 21-20, 22-26, 12-23, 11-28.
Another one proof that teams who played in ABA Adriatic league are more
better than teams from Serbian league.
March 30, 2013 - Good start for Partizan mt:s in Serbian Super league Partizan
mt:s topped Mega Vizura 95-64 in Game 1 in Serbian Agroziv Super
league. By quarters 17-19, 22-21, 29-9, 27-15. Very good start in
Serbian league for Black and whites despite they played without
Vladimir Lucic and Drew Gordon.
March 30, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 13 bwin MVP: Nate Jawai, Barcelona Regal Nate
Jawai was unstoppable for Barcelona Regal on Friday night, dominating
inside, leading his team to victory with a career night and in the
process earning Top 16 Week 13 bwin MVP honors. Jawai was the leading
man in Barca’s 69-77 victory over Montepaschi.
March 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Montepaschi Siena 69 - 77 Barcelona Regal FC
Barcelona Regal rallied from an early 15-point deficit to down
Montepaschi Siena 69-77 on Friday night in Siena. The victory extended
Barcelona’s winning streak to 11 games and improved its record to 12-1
atop Top 16 Group F.
March 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Fenerbahce Ulker 73 - 78 Olympiacos Piraeus Olympiacos
Piraeus rallied for a 73-78 victory over Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul on
Friday night at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena to move closer to a
playoff spot. The hosts enjoyed an 8-point edge early in the fourth
quarter, but the defending champs answered with a 0-13 charge.
March 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Alba Berlin 77 - 55 Zalgiris Kaunas In
its last home game of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Alba
Berlin gave its fans something more to cheer about by crushing visiting
Zalgiris Kaunas 77-55 on Friday night at o2 World in the German
March 29, 2013 - EuroBasket Quarter-Finals rescheduled FIBA
Europe has approved rescheduling of two of the EuroBasket 2013
Quarter-Finals to ensure fair treatment of the teams set to reach that
stage of competition. The switch of the two Quarter-Finals involving
the teams placed second and third in both Second Round groups.
March 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, BC Khimki MR 82 - 86 Caja Laboral In
one of the best games so far this season, Caja Laboral improved its
chances to reach the playoffs from Top 16 Group F by edging BC Khimki
Moscow Region 82-86 on the road on Friday. Both teams are now tied at
7-6 in Group F and retain chances to make it to the playoffs.
March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Brose Baskets 60 - 82 Panathinaikos Athens Panathinaikos
Athens advanced to the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs
from Top 16 Group E by thrashing Brose Baskets Bamberg 60-82 in Germany
on Thursday. Panathinaikos improved to 9-4 in Group E.
March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Maccabi Electra 101 - 58 Besiktas JK Maccabi
Electra dominated Besiktas JK 101-58 on Thursday night for its sixth
straight victory. The Israeli champs set and tied Top 16 records with a
thorough performance in climbing to 8-5 in the Top 16 Group F standings
and edging closer to a playoff berth.
March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 64 - 70 Unicaja Malaga Unicaja
Malaga grabbed its fifth consecutive road win in Top 16 Group E by
rallying to down Anadolu Efes 64-70. Unicaja improved to 7-6 in Group E
to remain alive, but will be out of the playoffs race if Panathinaikos
Athens beats Brose Baskets Bamberg later Thursday.
March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 13, CSKA Moscow 81 - 72 Real Madrid CSKA
Moscow re-established itself as the team to beat in Top 16 Group E with
an 81-72 victory over Real Madrid at Alexander Gomelskiy Universal
Sports Hall in the Russian capital. Sonny Weems scored 21 points and
Milos Teodosic added 17 points and 7 assists.
March 28, 2013 - Collet on Tour to meet with NBAers On
Wednesday night, coach Vincent Collet guided Strasbourg to an 100-68
demolition of Boulazac that keeps them at the top of the French Pro A
standings, tied with BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and Elan Chalon.
March 28, 2013 - Mixed fortunes for Karsiyaka, Samara Pinar
Karsiyaka were announced as hosts of the EuroChallenge Final Four on
Wednesday afternoon and then celebrated the occasion in style in the
night. The Izmir-based team took Banvit by storm and clinched a big
73-65 win on the road.
March 28, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2 MVP: Stefan Markovic, Valencia Basket An
epic performance in a big home win allowed Stefan Markovic of Valencia
Basket to earn Eurocup Semifinals Game 2 MVP honors with a performance
index rating of 22. Markovic was all over the place for Valencia
against PBC Lokomotiv Kuban.
March 28, 2013 - French young guns firing for Bourges Reigning
FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year Celine Dumerc has claimed rising
star Romane Bernies can develop into an ‘amazing' player if she
continues working hard to improve her game.
March 28, 2013 - Basketball town Bilbao in Eurocup Final Bilbao
is known in the sporting world for a famed and unique in its philosophy
club, Athletic; one of only three clubs to have never been relegated
from the top flight of Spanish football. Uxue Bilbao Basket, was
founded in 2000 and only played for the first time in the ACB in 2004.
March 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Game 13: the time is now! The penultimate week of Top 16
action brings with it tremendous drama with virtually everything teams
dream of still up for grabs. In Group E, three teams have clinched
playoff berths and two others are in contention for the fourth.
March 27, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2, Uxue Bilbao Basket 75 - 53 BC Budivelnik Kiev Uxue
Bilbao Basket has reached the Eurocup Final! Bilbao advanced to the
Eurocup Final for the first time in club history by sweeping its
two-way series against BC Budivelnik Kiev. On Thursday, Bilbao defeated
Budivelnik 75-53 to win the two-way series.
March 27, 2013 - Ivanovic goes to Portland The
19-year-old Nikola Ivanovic from Buducnost VOLI received an invitation
to participate at the 2013 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, April 20th.
The Nike Hoop Summit has a tradition of featuring the world’s upcoming
March 27, 2013 - Partizan m:ts lost Gordon In
the count-down to the Final Four Tournament in Laktasi, BiH, Partizan
m:ts lost its main player. Drew Gordon wrote on Twitter that he is
leaving Partizan and will sign for Sassari until the end of the season.
March 27, 2013 - Izmir picked to host EuroChallenge Final Four Izmir
has been selected as the host city of the 2013 EuroChallenge Final
Four, set to take place from 26 - 28 April. Izmir, the home city of
Final Four participants, Pinar Karsiyaka, has a proud basketball
March 27, 2013 - Bilbao and Budivelnik fight for first-ever Eurocup Final! The
battle to get to Charleroi continues! Tonight, Uxue Bilbao Basket hosts
BC Budivelnik Kiev at 20:00 CET. Bilbao has a 10-point lead in the
two-way series, whose winner will face Lokomotiv Kuban on April 13 at
the RTL Spiroudome!
March 27, 2013 - Latvian Star ends National Team career Former
FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year Anete Jekabsone has spoken of
her regret and sadness after finally admitting her glittering national
team career with Latvia is officially over.
March 27, 2013 - Vuksanovic back in Radnicki After
the first goal of the season was achieved by securing a spot at the ABA
League Final Four Radnicki turned toward the domestic championship. One
of the first moves the club did at the end of the ABA League regular
season was the signing of Vladimir Vuksanovic.
March 27, 2013 - Short stay for Jordan The
American point-guard, already the fifth one the Croatian club signed
this season, had some practices with the team lately but was not
officially licenced for the Coatian League for the Champion.
March 26, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2, Lokomotiv Kuban 63 - 68 Valencia Basket PBC
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar made it to the Eurocup final! Lokomotiv
advanced to the title game despite a 63-68 against Valencia Basket.
Lokomotiv had recorded an 87-97 road win in Game 1 and won the two-way
series on points differential.
March 26, 2013 - Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Olympiacos appeal The
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland has
formally dismissed an appeal made by Olympiacos Piraeus of previous
judicial decisions regarding its Top 16 Game 4 home defeat against
March 26, 2013 - Busy schedule for Referee department The
referees nominated to adjudicate at the climax of the women's elite
competition profited from FIBA Europe referee instructors Alan
Richardson and Davorin Nakic, who were on hand with daily meetings and
direct feedback after each game in DIVS Arena.
March 26, 2013 - Vasileiadis keeps Bar high for Greece Greece
were drawn in First Round Group D at the EuroBasket, together with
Russia, Turkey, Italy, Finland and Sweden; some say it is perhaps where
the biggest battle for a top-three finish and qualification to the
Second Round will take place.
March 26, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2: Two tickets to paradise! It's
decision time in the Eurocup semifinals, as Game 2 will determine which
two teams advance to the title game on April 13. Both Uxue Bilbao
Basket and PBC Lokomotiv Kuban possess 10-point leads in their
respective series against BC Budivelnik Kiev and Valencia Basket.
March 26, 2013 - Eurosport 2 twice-weekly live coverage of the Eurocup Eurosport
2 continues its Eurocup live coverage with both semis. Lokomotiv Kuban
vs. Valencia Basket today at 17:00 CET and then, Uxue Bilbao Basket vs.
Budivelnik Kiev tomorrow, Wednesday, at 20:00 CET.
March 26, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 21 Panathinaikos
Athens made another step towards securing the second place for the
Greek League playoffs after thrashing Peristeri 85-60. The Greens never
trailed after building 23-12 lead in the first quarter, and 44-28
March 26, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 24 Cimberio
Varese edged Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia away from home, 74-77, to retain
its status as exclusive leaders of the Italian League regular-season
table with a 19-5 record. Achille Polonora’s dunk tied the score at 73
with less than 3 minutes left.
March 26, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 24 The
defending champions Elan Chalon sur Saone picked up its third win in
last four French League matches to climb up to 16-8 record, matching
the number of victories with league-best Gravelines-Dunkerque and
March 26, 2013 - VTB United League, Regular Season, Game 18 Zalgiris
Kaunas picked up 69-62 win over Nizhny Novgorod to finish the regular
season of the VTB United League with the league-best 16-2 record,
securing the home court advantage throughout the playoffs, as well as
the first-round bye as Group B champions.
March 25, 2013 - Blood clot ends Pete Mickeal's season again The
top team in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague this season has suffered a
major blow for the second time in three years with FC Barcelona Regal's
announcement that Pete Mickeal's season has ended with the recurrence
of a life- and career-threatening pulmonary embolism.
March 25, 2013 - Smiling Karsiyaka enter defining week Pinar
Karsiyaka are the only one of the three EuroChallenge semi-finalists
which were in domestic league action at the weekend that have reasons
to start the new week with a sunny disposition.
March 25, 2013 - Great Britain turn to a familiar face Damian
Jennings will lead Great Britain at EuroBasket Women 2013, after the
play-caller was belatedly given the nod with less than three months to
go before the tournament tips-off. He has worked extensively at various
March 25, 2013 - No. 2 Ohio State beats Iowa State 78-75 on late 3 Aaron
Craft dribbled in place at the top of the arc, watching to see if any
of his Ohio State teammates were getting open near the basket for a
game-winning shot. Nothing there. The point guard had a clear look at
the clock as it raced toward zero atop the backboard.
March 25, 2013 - Indiana holds off Temple 58-52 to reach Sweet 16 Indiana's
season, the one that's supposed to finish with confetti falling and
nets coming down, was minutes from ending in shock and disappointment.
The Hoosiers were on the brink. As the clock ticked down, coach Tom
Crean wouldn't allow himself to thing about defeat.
March 25, 2013 - Mensah-Bonsu anxiously awaits hometown Final Four Among
the native Londoners who can't wait to see the 2013 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four land in their city is Great Britain national team
star Pops Mensah-Bonsu, a former Final Four participant himself.
March 25, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 26 Partizan
mt:s claimed the last remaining spot at the Adriatic League Final Four
after downing Szolnoki Olaj 83:69 in the last round of the regular
season. In the Final Four semis, Partizan will play Igokea, while
second place Crvena Zvezda Telekom will clash with Radnicki.
March 25, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 26 FC
Barcelona Regal continued its winning run in the Spanish League, moving
into sole possession of the third place in the standings for the first
time this season after thrashing Cajasol Seville 72-91. It is eight win
in last nine league games for Barca.
March 25, 2013 - German Cup, BEKO BBL Top Four in Berlin Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Top 16 team Alba Berlin used a big fourth quarter
performance on the home floor of O2 Arena to down ratiopharm Ulm 85-67
and win its seventh German Cup on Sunday. It is the first trophy of any
kind for Berliners, after lifting the national Cup in 2009.
March 25, 2013 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 37 With
Eurocup semifinal Game 2 against Uxue Bilbao Basket looming, Budivelnik
Kyiv came away with a win and a loss over the busy weekend in the
Ukrainian League. Budivelnik earlier secured a home-court advantage
throughout the playoffs, and now improved to 28-10.
March 24, 2013 - Parker claims Final Eight MVP honours UMMC
Ekaterinburg star Candace Parker was voted MVP of the EuroLeague Women
Final Eight to cap off a wonderful season and arguably the best of her
career in the competition. Parker has averaged a double-double of 16.9
points and 10.4 rebounds during season.
March 24, 2013 - UMMC crowned 2013 Champions From
the moment a fired-up Diana Taurasi threw a three-quarter court pass to
Candace Parker to make it 8-0 in the favour of UMMC Ekaterinburg, it
always was going to be a long night for Fenerbahce who found themselves
on the wrong end.
March 24, 2013 - Dumerc takes Bourges to third The
offensive game of Good Angels Kosice went AWOL in the final quarter,
when they managed to score just one point during seven minutes and that
was when the game slipped away from them. Everybody expected them to
come alive again but they didn't.
March 24, 2013 - Nuggets win 15th straight, 101-95 over Kings George
Karl didn't sound like the coach of a Denver team on a streak not seen
in 43 years. He sounded like a coach ready to shake things up in the
final weeks before the playoffs. Moments after his Nuggets beat the
Sacramento Kings 101-95 on Saturday night.
March 24, 2013 - Deng scores 20 and Bulls beat Pacers 87-84 The
Chicago Bulls are used to dealing with injuries so they weren't rattled
when All-Star center Joakim Noah didn't play Saturday night against the
Indiana Pacers. As they have done all season, the Bulls turned to their
March 24, 2013 - Euroleague Women, Final preview: UMMC vs. Fenerbahce Following
five consecutive third place finishes and a ten-year absence from the
showpiece game, UMMC finally made it back into the top two, with their
nervy start against Bourges perhaps highlighting the weight of that
March 24, 2013 - Taurasi still Maradona of Women’s Game Yes,
there's only one place to start when you sit down with anyone of
Argentinian heritage and that's to talk about football and a certain
Diego Armando Maradona. Taurasi met the soccer legend at the Olympic
Games in Beijing.
March 23, 2013 - Kovacik hailed Coach of the Year Fenerbahce
play-caller Roberto Iniquez may be on the verge of claiming
unprecedented back-to-back titles during his first season with two
different clubs, but whatever the outcome of Sunday's Final, he
believes there's only one Coach of the Year candidate.
March 23, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 12 bwin MVP: Petteri Koponen, BC Khimki Moscow Region Petteri
Koponen’s breakout game will long be remembered by the BC Khimki guard.
Not only did he lead his team to a 99-76 victory over visiting
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, but Koponen’s dominant performance also
secured him bwin MVP honors for the first time.
March 23, 2013 - Pocius could miss start of preparations 'Going
in, see y'all later' Martynas Pocius tweeted to his followers on Friday
morning, as he was about to enter the operating room in a hospital in
Kaunas. The Lithuanian international underwent surgery to deal with
stress fracture in his right ankle.
March 23, 2013 - Ponkrashov: No reason to skip EuroBasket Rumours
of Anton Ponkrashov's absence from the Russia squad that will compete
in next summer's EuroBasket have been greatly exaggerated. "Why not, I
don't see the reason why not to go [to EuroBasket 2013]."
March 22, 2013 - Olympiacos Piraeus 67 - 73 Maccabi Electra Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv continued its hot run in the second-half of the Top 16
by taking down reigning champion Olympiacos Piraeus 67-73 Friday night
at Peace and Friendship Stadium. It was the fifth straight win for the
March 22, 2013 - Besiktas JK 72 - 70 Montepaschi Siena Tutku
Acik scored a driving layup with 0.6 seconds to go as Besiktas JK
Istanbul edged Montepaschi Siena 72-70 for its first-ever Top 16
victory at Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall on Friday night. The thrilling win
improves the already-eliminated Besiktas squad to 1-11.
March 22, 2013 - UMMC Juggernaut rolls into Final Bourges
were magnificent for the first 17 minutes and still level at 25-25, but
UMMC took complete control with a quite devastating 18-0 run either
side of half-time, holding Bourges scoreless for six minutes.
March 22, 2013 - Historical night for Fenerbahce With
the game tied at 43-43, Fenerbahce exploded with a stunning 21-5 run
across the third and fourth quarter break, to establish a double-digit
lead and they never had cause to look back. Anastasiya Verameyenka was
terrific at both ends of the floor.
March 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, BC Khimki MR 99 - Fenerbahce Ulker 76 BC
Khimki Moscow Region got closer to claiming a playoff spot from Top 16
Group F by downing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 99-76 at home on Friday.
Khimki improved to 7-5 in Group F. Fenerbahce dropped to 2-10 and
stayed seventh in Group F with no chance to advance.
March 22, 2013 - Cedevita signed Jordan Cedevita
signed an American point-guard Jordan Theodor (189, 23), who will help
it in the upcoming Croatian championship. Clubs can not sign a player
for ABA League any more since the date expired on February 28th but can
add new players for national league competition.
March 21, 2013 - Reds will miss Mavroeidis for one month After
Vangelis Mantzaris, who will be sidelined for the rest of the season,
Olympiacos Piraeus will now also miss Dimitris Mavroeidis. The 28-year
old center underwent surgery on his knee and he is expected to be back
at the end of April.
March 21, 2013 - ABA League teams successful in domestic leagues MZT
Skopje Aerodrom and Krka celebrated the first victory in the domestic
league on Wednesday as did Szolnoki Olaj in Hungary. Krka met Helios
for the first time since the elimination against the same opponent in
the Slovenian cup semi-final.
March 21, 2013 - Nikolic moved to Radnicki The
love between MZT Skopje Aerodrom and Uros Nikolic lasted only a couple
of months since the player already moved to Radnicki on Wednesday.
Nikolic agreed to sign the contract until the end of the season, when
he will become a free-agent.
March 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, Real Madrid 73 - 74 Panathinaikos Athens Panathinaikos
Athens edged Real Madrid 73-74 at the Community of Madrid Sports Palace
on Thursday for a crucial victory that puts the Greens on the verge of
qualifying to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs.
March 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, Unicaja Malaga 66 - 70 CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow booked its place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs
with a 66-70 victory over Unicaja Malaga on Thursday night. A tight
game was only decided in the final minute of the fourth quarter, thanks
to a clutch play from Sonny Weems.
March 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, Zalgiris Kaunas 79 - 71 Anadolu Efes Istanbul Zalgiris
Kaunas gave its fans plenty to cheer about in an exciting 79-71 victory
over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday night at Zalgirio Arena. The
hosts pieced together a 20-1 charge that bridged the second and third
quarters to take a double-digit lead.
March 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, FC Barcelona Regal 83 - 74 Caja Laboral FC
Barcelona Regal became the Top 16 Group F champion by topping Caja
Laboral Vitoria 83-74 in an all-Spanish League showdown on Thursday.
Barcelona won its 10th straight game and improved to 11-1 to seal first
place in Group F with two games remaining.
March 21, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals Game 1 MVP: Simas Jasaitis, Lokomotiv Kuban Fortunately
for PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, sharpshooter Simas Jasaitis is
peaking at the best possible time. The three-point marksman set a
Eurocup semifinals record Wednesday with 7 three-pointers in leading
his team to a valuable 87-97 road win at Valencia Basket.
March 20, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 12, Brose Baskets Bamberg 72 - 75 Alba Berlin Alba
Berlin hung on for a 72-75 victory over Brose Baskets Bamberg to sweep
the season series between the rivals. In a spirited game that featured
four lead changes and three ties in the fourth quarter alone, DaShaun
Wood came through with a key steal on Anton Gavel.
March 20, 2013 - Krasnodar's Jasaitis sets semis three-pointer mark! A
former Eurocup champion showed just how much he wants to lift the
trophy again as Simas Jasaitis led Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to victory
in its semifinals opener with a record-breaking shooting show on
March 20, 2013 - Budivelnik's Delaney breaks several semis records! Although
it wasn't enough for his team to win, Budivelnik Kiev guard Malcolm
Delaney started the Eurocup Semifinals in record-breaking fashion on
Wednesday with a scoring explosion never seen in the competition beyond
the regular season.
March 20, 2013 - Valencia loses Faverani for four weeks Minutes
before the start of the Eurocup semifinals against PBC Lokomotiv Kuban
Krasnodar, Valencia Basket announced that big man Vitor Faverani will
be sidelined for four weeks with a heel injury.
March 20, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 1, Valencia Basket 87 - 97 PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar PBC
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar struck first in the two-game Eurocup
Semifinals by downing Valencia Basket 87-97 in the opener in Spain on
Wednesday. Lokomotiv takes a 10-point lead into the deciding game next
week in Krasnodar, Russia.
March 20, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 1, BC Budivelnik Kiev 83 - 93 Uxue Bilbao Basket Despite
a record-breaking scoring performance by the hosts, a point-for-point
battle in the Eurocup Semifinals ended with visiting Uxue Bilbao Basket
defeating Budivelnik Kiev by 83-93 in the opener of their two-game
series on Wednesday in the Ukrainian capital.
March 20, 2013 - Danilovic re-elected as Partizan's president The
43-year-old Danilovic, who was the club's vice president between 2000
and 2004, stepped into shoes of the club's president in 2007 and will
stay there for another four-year period members of the Assembly agreed
on elections, where 26 out of 31 members participated.
March 20, 2013 - Krka, MZT and Szolnoki will open the NC season Some
ABA League teams will join their domestic championships already before
the end of the regional competition. Krka from Slovenia, MZT Skopje
Aerodrom from Macedonia and Szolnoki Olaj from Hungary will play their
first games on Wednesday, March 20th.
March 20, 2013 - Igokea puts its hopes on Borik In
its best season in the history of the club Igokea already did some
steps forward after the top position in ABA League regular season was
secured on Sunday. Igoeka has currently the best score in ABA League
(19-6) and can only be tied with Crvena zvezda in the last round.
March 20, 2013 - Gallinari 'Available' for EuroBasket The
Tuesday night NBA game between the Chicago Bulls and the Denver Nuggets
had all the makings of a big dramatic encounter. The Nuggets edged out
their hosts 119-118 in a highly-contested battle that went into
March 20, 2013 - Relentless Oldenburg outgun Khimik EWE
Baskets Oldenburg brought out the big guns in Game 3 of their
quarter-final play-off series with Khimik Yuzhne and outscored the
Ukranian side 100-74 to clinch the last spot in the EuroChallenge Final
March 20, 2013 - Karsiyaka March To Final Four In Style Pinar
Karsiyaka raised a defensive wall in front of Paris Levallois on
Tuesday night to clinch an 85-69 triumph in Game 3 of their
quarter-final play-off series and claim a place in the EuroChallenge
March 20, 2013 - Harald Stein takes over Germany U20 German
Basketball Federation have announced that Harald Stein is taking over
the U20 men's team ahead of the U20 European Championship. When Frank
Menz took over Germany's senior men's national team last December, it
was clear he would not continue as the U20 coach.
March 19, 2013 - Polkowice send Gala packing Galatasaray
looked to have taken the initiative in the closing minutes but as CCC
Polkowice began to wobble, Magdalena Leciejewska came up with two huge
plays, hitting a tough jump shot and then hustled an offensive rebound
on the weak side to draw the foul.
March 19, 2013 - UMMC too classy for Kosice There
was no turning point after UMMC held Good Angels Kosice scoreless for
the first six minutes, racking up the first 15 points of the game.
Diana Taurasi and Anete Jekabsone both has efficient shooting nights as
they combined for 27 points.
March 19, 2013 - Fenerbahce step closer to Semis After
Schio rallied and worked their way back into contention by making it a
one-shot game at 31-28, they subsequently allowed Fenerbahce to score
the next 19 points in a row either side of the half-time break.
March 19, 2013 - Bourges shock Sparta&K An
early game-ending hamstring injury to Rebekka Hammon was a huge blow
for Sparta&K, since this left Celine Dumerc to shine for Bourges.
It also now throws the participation of Hammon into doubt for the rest
of the week.
March 19, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals Analysis: Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Valencia Basket Two
of the top contenders for Eurocup glory, Lokomotiv Kuban and Valencia
Basket both present impressive resumes. Lokomotiv, whose 11 wins this
season are tied for the most in the competition, was the only team to
sweep its quarterfinals series.
March 19, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 20 The
defending champions Olympiacos Piraeus held off visiting Kolossos VAP
70-65 to improve to 19-1 and remain atop of the Greek League standings.
The two teams traded leads for 36 minutes, when Olympiacos put together
an 10-0 run.
March 19, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 22 Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul and Galatasaray Medical Park picked up victories that
improved them to 19-3 Turkish League record, and a potential loss by
the league leader Banvit BK Bandirma on Monday could put them all in a
three-team tie of the first place.
March 19, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 23 Gravelines-Dunkerque
had his game against Roanne postponed, but it moved into a sole
possession of the first place of the French League after Cholet downed
co-leaders Strasbourg 65-71. The hosts led for more than three
March 19, 2013 - Olympiacos takes Siena case to CAS After
failing to make their case (to replay the home game against Siena) to
the Euroleague independent Disciplinary Judge and the independent
Appeals Judge, the Euroleague champions have taken their case to the
Court of Arbitration for Sport, in Switzerland.
March 19, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight Day 2 preview EuroLeague
Women Final Eight Day 1 told us to throw the form guide out of the
window. Here we review what upsets may come along on Day 2.
Sparta&K have won seven games in a row and opened up the tournament
with an 88-79 win against Famila Schio.
March 18, 2013 - Big first half gets Good Angels home There
was no turning point in this game, only one way traffic as Good Angels
Kosice went 24-10 ahead after the opening ten minutes, before pushing
their foot on the accelerator to establish a 30-point half-time
March 18, 2013 - FIBA Europe studies new Competitions models The
FIBA Europe Board in Dubrovnik, 16-17 March, discussed a proposal by
its Secretariat to study new models of competition for the
EuroChallenge, in order to make the competition more attractive for
clubs to participate in it.
March 18, 2013 - Preseason game presented in Bilbao A
preseason game next autumn between current Eurocup semifinalists Uxue
Bilbao Basket of Spain and the Philadelphia 76ers of the NBA was
presented during a press conference on Monday at the Guggenheim Museum
March 18, 2013 - Field set for 2013 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament With
the objective of growing basketball globally together, Euroleague
Basketball and Nike are pleased to confirm the participation of the
eight clubs that will compete for the 2013 Euroleague Basketball Nike
International Junior Tournament trophy.
March 18, 2013 - Slow-starting Fener cruise home A
poor third period by short-handed Bourges allowed Fener to finally get
the steals and defensive rebounds needed to play their preferred brand
of transition basketball. The result was a devastating 25-4 ten minute
spell as Bourges went into meltdown.
March 18, 2013 - Sparta&K saved by late surge Tied
up at 58-58 and with Schio keeping pace with the favourites, a
devastating 17-4 run by Sparta&K either side of the third quarter
break proved decisive. Their burst of scoring included two big triples
from Seimone Augustus and Elisa Aguilar.
March 18, 2013 - UMMC don't disappoint home fans CCC
Polkowice worked hard to drag themselves back into the contest at
44-38, having been 16 points behind. But, they only managed five points
during the next 12 minutes either side of the third and fourth quarter
break as UMMC eased to victory.
March 18, 2013 - Eurocup Semifinals Analysis: Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. BC Budivelnik Kiev Uxue
Bilbao Basket and BC Budivelnik Kyiv were both Last 16 group winners
and used their home-court advantages in the quarterfinals to advance.
Both teams are quite strong at home, each with six wins and just one
March 18, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 25 KK
Igokea has clinched its first-ever Adriatic League regular season
title, becoming the first team from Bosna and Herzegovina to do so.
Igokea downed Krka 84-75 and secured the first place in the standings a
week before the end of the regular season.
March 18, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 25 Euroleague
Top 16 team Unicaja Malaga rallied from a double-digit deficit and then
held off visiting Fuenlabrada 69-64, picking up its fourth consecutive
Spanish League victory and remain in a share of the eighth place in the
March 18, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 28 After
being eliminated from Eurocup quarterfinals, ratiopharm Ulm got back to
the winning ways in the German League, and together with EWE Baskets
Oldenburg it closed the gap behind the league leading Brose Baskets
March 18, 2013 - Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 21 Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv snapped its two-game losing streak in the Israeli
League by downing Maccabi Ashdod 71-90. The defending champions made a
0-12 run that bridged the first and second quarter, opening up 9-22
lead and it never looked back.
March 18, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 23 Banco
di Sardegna Sassari took a thrilling 76-75 win over visiting Cimberio
Varese with a jumper by Bootsy Thornton with 2 seconds left to forge a
first-place tie in the Italian League table between them. Both teams
now have 18-5 records.
March 18, 2013 - Latvian League, Regular Season, Game 30 VEF
Riga routed fifth-place Valmiera 85-65 to raise its record to 13-1 and
retain first place in the Latvian League. Will Daniels nailed 22 points
and Kaspars Berzins added 18 to lead the defending champions, who that
broke the game open after halftime with a 21-9 run.
March 18, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Phase 2 Game 2 Trefl
Sopot remains unbeaten through two games of the secod stage of the
Polish League after taking a thrilling 72-73 road success over Asseco
Prokom Gdynia on Sunday. Mateusz Ponitka gave a 72-71 lead to Asseco
Prokom before Lorinza Harrington beat the buzzer.
March 17, 2013 - Parker ready to deliver the goods When
UMMC Ekaterinburg had to choose between utilising the stellar talent of
either Candace Parker or Sue Bird, it was undoubtedly one of the
biggest dilemmas in the history of women's basketball.
March 17, 2013 - Duncan, Leonard lead Spurs over Cavs, 119-113 The
San Antonio Spurs are without Tony Parker and their usual fire on
defense, but they still have Tim Duncan. They needed the All-Star power
forward to overcome their alarming lack of defense. Duncan had 30
points, 12 rebounds and five blocks.
March 17, 2013 - Pierce has 14 in 3 quarters, Celtics beat Bobcats The
Boston Celtics finally found a way to beat the team with the NBA's
worst record. Actually, it was several ways as the Celtics avenged an
embarrassing loss earlier in the week at Charlotte by routing the
Bobcats 105-88 on Saturday night.
March 16, 2013 - Macchi magic returns after illness woe Whilst
stopping short of a fairytale return, the sight of Laura Macchi
shooting down Rivas Ecopolis to propel Famila Schio to another
EuroLeague Women Final Eight was one of the most engaging sights of the
season so far.
March 16, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 11 bwin MVP: Luka Zoric, Unicaja Malaga Luka
Zoric continued his impressive Top 16 with a dominant performance in
the paint at both ends to lead Unicaja to a crucial road win at Real
Madrid on Friday. In doing so, Luka Zoric became the first player this
season to claim weekly MVP honors twice.
March 16, 2013 - Siroki WWin achieved its main goal Siroki
WWin achieved its main goal on Friday in Ljubljana. The victory against
Union Olimpija was crucial in its attempt to avoid the last place in
2012/134 ABA League. Siroki defeated Union Olimpija in over-time after
Zeljko Sakic made a winning 3-pointer with the buzzer.
March 16, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia match perfect record Krasnye
Krylia defeated Telekom Baskets Bonn 95-85 on Thursday night and became
only the second team, in the 10-season long history of the competition,
to reach the EuroChallenge Final Four undefeated.
March 16, 2013 - Barton: Don’t expect too much of Vesely One
of the Czech Republic's best basketball players of all time, Lubos
Barton said high expectations on the nation's only current NBA player
Jan Vesely at EuroBasket 2013 would not be fair to him as the team
looks to take the next step in its development.
March 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, FC Barcelona Regal 86 - 61 Besiktas JK Already
through to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, FC Barcelona Regal
extended its winning run to nine games with an 86-61 win over Besiktas
JK Istanbul on Friday night. The win ensured Coach Xavi Pascual’s men
at least a top two finish in Top 16 Group F.
March 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Panathinaikos Athens 82 - 58 Alba Berlin Panathinaikos
Athens remains in control of its own destiny in a race for a place in
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs after cruising to a huge 82-58
win over visiting Alba Berlin on Friday night at OAKA in the Greek
March 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Real Madrid 74 - 77 Unicaja Malaga Unicaja
Malaga shook things up in Top 16 Group E with a 74-77 victory over Real
Madrid at the Community of Madrid Sports Palace in the Spanish capital.
Luka Zoric went wild with 21 points, 12 rebounds and 2 blocks to lead
Unicaja to its fourth straight road win.
March 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, CSKA Moscow 70 - 61 Zalgiris Kaunas CSKA
Moscow took a crucial step towards locking down a playoffs spot in Top
16 Group E by downing Zalgiris Kaunas 70-61 in the Russian capital on
Friday. CSKA improved to 8-3 and can qualify for the playoffs with a
road win against Unicaja.
March 15, 2013 - Independent disciplinary judge fines Zalgiris Kaunas The
Turkish Airlines Euroleague's independent disciplinary judge has
sanctioned Zalgiris Kaunas with a fine of €25.000 for the aggressions
by the public on the player of Real Madrid, Rudy Fernandez after the
Game10 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16.
March 15, 2013 - EuroChallenge Quarterfinal play-offs Game 2 MVP Thomas Does It Again The
26-year-old power forward registered an efficiency index rating of 29
in his team's second clash against Paris Levallois, the exact same as
in Game 1 of the series, only this time around his efforts were
rewarded with a victory.
March 15, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight profile: Bourges Basket Only
dropping three games during the regular season and all away from home ,
Bourges briefly looked to have blown their chances of qualifying for
the Final Eight during the play-offs when losing for the first time on
their own floor, succumbing to Wisla Can-Pack.
March 15, 2013 - EuroBasket 2013 Tickets on sale Monday For
basketball fans all over Europe, the waiting is finally over! The
eagerly awaited tickets of EuroBasket 2013 go on sale Monday, 18 March,
at 17:00 CET. In the first week tickets for the final, bronze medal
game and both semi-finals will become available.
March 15, 2013 - Gravelines survive thriller Heartbreak
was experienced in Kataja on Thursday evening when home side Joensuun
Kataja's European season came to a dramatic end following a 100-96
double-overtime loss to BCM Gravelines.
March 15, 2013 - Khimik force deciding game Khimik
Yuzhne have lived to see another day, defeating EWE Baskets 66-61 to
force game three in their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series.
Willie Deane was once again instrumental for Khimik, leading his team
with 15 points.
March 15, 2013 - Gallant Telekom Baskets fall short A
depleted Telekom Baskets Bonn have fallen short of pulling off the
unthinkable, losing to Krasnye Krylia 95-85 in overtime in game 2 of
their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Simmons finished the
night with a game-high 24 points.
March 15, 2013 - Paris and Karsiyaka returning to Turkey Pinar
Karsiyaka have narrowly avoided a dangerous case of déjà vu, holding on
to defeat Paris Levallois 72-66 in game 2 of their best-of-three
EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Aminu and Thomas dominated
scoring for Pinar Karsiyaka, scoring 24 and 22 points.
March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Maccabi Electra 80 - 79 BC Khimki MR Ricky
Hickman scored 14 fourth-quarter points as Maccabi Electra downed BC
Khimki Moscow Region 80-79 on Thursday night at Nokia Arena in Tel
Aviv, Israel, for its fourth straight win. Maccabi improved to 6-5, the
same record as Khimki and Caja Laboral.
March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Montepaschi Siena 67 - 68 Olympiacos Piraeus Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus sent a message
that echoed all around Top 16 Group F by edging Montepaschi Siena 67-68
on the road on Thursday. The two teams are now tied for second place in
Group F, each with a 7-4 record.
March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Caja Laboral Vitoria 87 - 67 Fenerbahce Ulker Caja
Laboral Vitoria picked up its second straight Top 16 victory by easing
past Fenerbahce Ulker 87-67 to remain in the race to reach the playoffs
from Group F in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 11, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 89 - 86 Brose Baskets Anadolu
Efes is on the verge of securing a place in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Playoffs after a thrilling 89-86 overtime win over Brose
Baskets Bamberg at Abdi Ipekci Sport Hall on Thursday. With the win
Efes improved to 9-2 and second place in the Group E standings.
March 14, 2013 - Eurocup Women preview, Kayseri vs. Moscow Kristi
Toliver has insisted Dynamo Moscow are mentally prepared for the
white-hot atmosphere of the 11,000 capacity Kadir Has Kongre ve Spor
Merkezi when they face Kayseri Kaski spor on the second leg of the
EuroCup Women Finals.
March 14, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals game 2 MVP: Simas Jasaitis, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar In
one of the closest MVP races all season, veteran shooter Simas Jasaitis
of PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar recorded the best individual
performance in a winning effort in Quarterfinals Game 2.
March 14, 2013 - Winnicki to continue as Poland Coach Despite
having failed in his quest to qualify Poland for EuroBasket Women 2013,
head coach Jacek Winnicki has been given a vote of confidence by the
Polish Basketball Federation. They have given him the opportunity to
continue his work.
March 14, 2013 - Nini appointed Head Coach of Romania Municipal
Targoviste play-caller Florin Nini has been appointed as head coach of
EuroBasket Women 2015 co-hosts Romania. Having guided Targoviste into
the EuroLeague Women play-offs, Nini has been rewarded for his efforts
by being handed the reins of the national team.
March 14, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight profile: Famila Schio The
Italian club left it late before organising their respective visas for
Ekaterinburg, needing all three games during the play-offs to safely
get past Rivas Ecopolis, including overtime in the deciding fixture.
March 14, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 25 preview With
only one game today, Game 25 in ABA Adriatic league regular season will
start. The rest of six games, will be played during next three days.
Igokea is still leader despite defeat against Partizan mt:s in Game 24.
March 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 11: make or break! The
2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 enters its final four weeks
with only one team - FC Barcelona Regal in Group F - qualified to the
playoffs. Some teams have the chance to join Barcelona if they win this
March 14, 2013 - FIBA Europe, Betancor part ways After
working successfully together for almost 10 years FIBA Europe and Head
of Operations Miguel Betancor, are parting ways by mutual consent.
Spaniard Betancor has requested that his contract is terminated with
immediate effect for personal reasons.
March 13, 2013 - Real Madrid inks Darden through end of next season Small
forward Tremmell Darden, who left Zalgiris Kaunas earlier this week,
signed a contract with Real Madrid through the end of the 2013-14
season. Darden (1.94 meters, 31 years old) is not eligible to suit up
for Madrid in the Euroleague this season.
March 13, 2013 - Bargnani out for the season The
Toronto Raptors today announced that Italian forward Andrea Bargnani
will miss the rest of the season with an avulsion sprain of the right
elbow. Bargnani’s injury is not related to his previous right elbow
injury that sidelined him for 26 games earlier.
March 13, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2, Budivelnik Kiev 73 - 56 Spartak St. Petersburg BC
Budivelnik Kiev dominated the second and fourth quarters to erase an
11-point deficit from the first game and beat Spartak St. Petersburg
73-56 to reach the Eurocup Semifinals. Malcolm Delaney scored 8 of his
17 points in the final five minutes.
March 13, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2, Lokomotiv Kuban 90 - 65 Buducnost VOLI Lokomotiv
Kuban booked its first ever spot in the Eurocup Semifinals after
downing visiting Buducnost Voli Podgorica 90-65 in Game 2 of their
quarterfinal series on Wednesday. Lokomotiv held an 18-point advantage
from Game 1.
March 13, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2, Unics Kazan 71 - 68 Valencia Basket Valencia
Basket advanced to the Eurocup Semifinals despite a 71-68 road loss to
Unics Kazan. Valencia held on to its 10-point lead from Game 1 and
advanced on points differential. Pau Ribas led Valencia with 16 points.
March 13, 2013 - Rubio collects first NBA triple-double Rubio
picked up the first triple-double of his NBA career, going 9-for-17
from the floor on the way to finishing with 21 points, 13 rebounds and
12 assists, as the Minnesota Timberwolves triumphed 107-83 over the San
Antonio Spurs at home.
March 13, 2013 - EuroChallenge Quarterfinal play-offs Game 1 MVP Thomas Reaches Milestone William
Thomas of Pinar Karsiyaka earned two personal accolades on a night that
his team suffered a major setback in their EuroChallenge campaign. On
Tuesday, Karsiyaka slumped to a shock 76-74 defeat at home to Paris
Levallois, despite a double-double display by Thomas.
March 13, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight Profile: Fenerbahce The
Turkish giants were of the most competitive clubs throughout the
regular season, retaining a perfect record at home in Istanbul, whilst
only losing three games on the road and never by more than five points.
March 13, 2013 - Bourges rocked by Kaltsidou injury There
was a double whammy for Bourges Basket last night after they were not
only dumped out of the French Cup at the quarter-final stage, but also
look to have lost Styliani Kaltsidou to injury.
March 13, 2013 - Laktasi will host the ABA League F4 ABA
President after consulting Board ABA and after taking into
consideration League Bylaws, security aspect, interest of clubs and
cities and financial conditions took a decision that Final Four 2013
shall take place in Laktasi, BiH.
March 13, 2013 - Paris stun hosts Karsiyaka Paris
Levallois have returned from the dead on the road to record a famous
76-74 victory in the opening game of their EuroChallenge quarter-final
play-off series against Pinar Karsiyaka. Louis Labeyrie who surpassed
his season-best 13 points to end with 19.
March 13, 2013 - Gravelines all class in Game one BCM
Gravelines have one foot firmly planted in the EuroChallenge Final
Four, easing past Joensuun Kataja 86-57 in game one of their
best-of-three EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Five
Gravelines players finished in double figures.
March 13, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia soar high in Game one An
understrength Telekom Baskets Bonn have been left with everything to do
to remain alive at home on Thursday, falling to Krasnye Krylia 80-60 in
game one of the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs on Tuesday night.
March 12, 2013 - Uxue Bilbao Basket 101 - 78 Ratiopharm Ulm Uxue
Bilbao Basket is headed back to the semifinals for the third time in as
many Eurocup seasons after it crushed visiting ratiopharm Ulm 101-78 in
the second and last game of their quarterfinal series on Tuesday.
March 12, 2013 - EWE Baskets draw first blood EWE
Baskets Oldenburg have avoided paying the price for some late
complacency, sneaking home over guests Khimik, 82-74, in game of their
EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series. Jenkins ended with a
game-high 23 points.
March 12, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 2: the time is now! It's
decision time in the Eurocup Quarterfinals, as half of the eight
surviving teams will be knocked out at the end of this round - and the
two-way series winners will make it to the semifinals. The teams with
the overall cumulative score will win the round.
March 12, 2013 - Eurosport 2 twice-weekly live coverage of the Eurocup Eurosport
2 continues its Eurocup Quarterfinals live coverage with Uxue Bilbao
vs. ratiopharm Ulm on Tuesday at 20:30 CET and continues with Unics
Kazan hosting Valencia Basket on Wednesday at 16:00 CET.
March 12, 2013 - Euroleague Women Final Eight Profile: Sparta&K At
the back end of December, Pokey Chatman and her team appeared slightly
vulnerable with two losses. Russian side have struck back with a
vengeance in 2013 and generally swept aside everyone in their path to
become the number one ranked team in the play-offs.
March 12, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 24 Partizan
mt:s defeated league-leader Igokea 73-64, and Eurocup quarterfinalist
Buducnost Voli Podgorica thrashed Split 66-47, as victories launched
them into a three-team third place tie of the Adriatic League
March 12, 2013 - Darden leaves Zalgiris Zalgiris
Kaunas announced Monday that forward Tremmell Darden has left the team
with four games remaining in the Top 16. Darden, 31, was in his first
season with Zalgiris and was second on the team in scoring and rebounds
through 20 Euroleague games.
March 12, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 22 Cimberio
Varese is back in first place in the Italian League following a 92-82
home win over Angelico Biella that coincided with its former co-leader,
Banco di Sardegna Sassari, losing 86-78 at 14th-place Sidigas Avellino.
March 12, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 21 Anadolu
Efes Istanbul picked up its third consecutive Turkish League victory
and moved into a sole possession of the fourth place in the standings
with 74-69 win over Turk Telekom. Efes seemed to cruise in the first
March 12, 2013 - VTB United League, Regular Season, Game 17 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague powerhouse CSKA Moscow thrashed Eurocup contender
Lokomotiv Kuban 83-56 to improve to 13-3 and secure the second place in
Group B of the VTB United League, which brings a first-round playoff
March 12, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 22 Gravelines
Dunkerque and Strasbourg both left it late in the fourth quarter, but
picked up home victories to improve to 16-6 and stay in a share of the
first place in the French League. Gravelines had only 52-50 advantage
after three quarters, but went on to down Poitiers 73-60.
March 12, 2013 - Nobody wants to be 14th The
battle for a place at the F4 Tournament will last until the end but so
will the one at the bottom of the standings, where there are four teams
trying to escape the last place. Siroki WWin did a big job with the
last victory against Crvena zvezda Telekom.
March 11, 2013 - Surprise for Zadar's youngsters A
chance to see and meet basketball idols is always a great opportunity
for young players to get a new push on their basketball way. Some of
them had such an opportunity on Sunday, when players of BC Zadar were
guests at the final of the Mini basket league.
March 11, 2013 - Quartet of Cup Winners celebrate There
were celebrations for four EuroLeague Women clubs over the weekend, as
Rivas Ecopolis, Famila Schio, CCC Polkowice and BK Imos Brno all
attained domestic Cup success. Rivas Ecopolis showed why they are
riding high at the top of Liga Femenina.
March 11, 2013 - Horakova opts to skip EuroBasket Women Moments
after lifting the Czech Cup above her head in celebration for BK Imos
Brno, Hana Horakova revealed she won't be suiting up for the Czech
national team at EuroBasket Women 2013.
March 11, 2013 - Final Eight profile: Good Angels Kosice Good
Angels Kosice went on a six game winning streak during the Regular
Season to finally top Group B with a 9-3 record and head into the
play-offs with home-court advantage. The Slovak team entered their
series with Perfumerias Avenida highly motivated.
March 11, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 24 In
a clash of the Euroleague Top 16 teams, also the top two teams in the
Spanish League standings, Real Madrid rallied from 16 points down to
beat Caja Laboral 92-100 and improve its league-best record to 23-1.
March 11, 2013 - Greek League all-star game Brent
Petway bagged 26 points to lead the Rest of The World team to an
impressive 131-125 victory over Greek Stars in the 20th all-star game
of the Greek League, which was held in Patras on Sunday.
March 11, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 26 A
come-from-behind victory got ratiopharm Ulm back to the winning ways in
the German League, as the team hopes it got into a good rhythm before
the upcoming second leg of its Eurocup quarterfinale tie with Uxue
March 11, 2013 - Bulgarian League, Regular Season, Game 19 Lukoil
Academic Sofia routed Spartak Pleven away 70-93 to stay atop the
Bulgarian League table with a 17-2 record. Darryl Watkins and Dimitris
Haritopoulos led the way to victory by netting 17 points apiece, while
Brandon Heath and Pavel Marinov bagged 15 each.
March 11, 2013 - Belgium League, Regular Season, Game 20 Monwell
Randle hit a three-pointer with seconds left in the game to give
Mons-Hainaut a thrilling 68-69 away win over the Belgian League leaders
of Telenet Oostende. Mons remained tied for second place with a 13-7
record, while Oostende fell to 14-6.
March 10, 2013 - Kaun hints at resting this summer Russia
center Sasha Kaun has hinted that he may need a rest this summer after
a long couple of years but believes his country features some strong
young talent ready to take a big role. Kaun helped Russia qualify for
the 2012 Olympics.
March 10, 2013 - Buducnost already thinks about Crvena zvezda Buducnost
has been focused on two competitions so far but after a difficult
defeat in Eurocup (54-72) on Wednesday and an important victory in ABA
League on Saturday the club decided to make every effort to reach the
F4 Tournament in the regional competition.
March 10, 2013 - Balanced Grizzlies beat Hornets 96-85 The
Memphis Grizzlies keep returning from halftime and imposing their style
on opponents. With an emphasis on defense and pressure to increase the
pace, Memphis again used a strong third quarter to beat the New Orleans
Hornets 96-85 on Saturday night.
March 10, 2013 - Nuggets win 13th in a row at home Nearly
unbeatable at home this season, the Denver Nuggets got the better of
one of the few teams that has managed to get out of town with a
victory. Ty Lawson matched his season high with 32 points, including 14
in the fourth quarter.
March 10, 2013 - Radnicki stopped in Zadar Radnicki
was lately the hottest team in ABA League, which celebrated seven
victories in a row and became one of the strongest contenders for a
place at the 2013 Final Four Tournament. But its series finished on
March 10, 2013 - Sheffield upset Leicester in Glasgow Sheffield
Sharks defeated the Leicester Riders 71-69 to claim the 2013 British
Basketball League Trophy at Glasgow’s Emirates Arena on Saturday
afternoon. BJ Holmes led all scorers for Sheffield with 25 points
including the two winning free throws.
March 10, 2013 - Amar'e knee troubles continue to haunt him The
forward felt soreness in both his knees during morning practice on
Saturday and following an MRI, it revealed that he needed surgery which
would keep him out of action for six weeks, meaning he could miss the
rest of the season.
March 9, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 10 bwin MVP: Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid Nikola
Mirotic’s record-setting display in an overtime victory at Zalgiris
Kaunas was the top performance of the week and it wasn’t even close.
The two-time Euroleague Rising Star Award winner amassed career highs
of 31 points and 11 rebounds.
March 9, 2013 - Vulic already took over his new job After
ABA League declared fines for Cedevita's coaches and player Marko
Tomas, the team already played a humanitarian game with Jaksa Vulic in
a new coaching role. Cedevita, played a game against the Croatian
second-division club BC Graficar.
March 9, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 24 preview With
two games tomorrow, ABA Adriatic league Game 24 will start. After 23
played games, Igokea is still leader with 18-5 record. Three more game
till the end of regular season, and things getting more and more
March 9, 2013 - Salin likes Finnish chances In
Lithuania two years ago, Finland snuck under the radar, surprising
everybody by advancing from the First Round. A big part of their
success came down to the backcourt pairing of Petteri Koponen and the
then relatively unknown playmaker Sasu Salin.
March 9, 2013 - Players and Clubs honour Women's day Basketball
federations and individual players across Europe have shown their
support on Friday for International Women's Day. As hosts of EuroBasket
Women 2013, France chose this appropiate date for women around the
world to initiate ‘Femmes sur tous les terrains' initiative.
March 8, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Unicaja Malaga 66 - 60 Panathinaikos Athens Marcus
Williams hit three triples in the final two minutes of the game as
Unicaja Malaga finished on an 11-0 run to edge Panathinaikos 66-60 in a
Friday night thriller. The hosts rallied from a 12-point second half
deficit to pick up a victory that improved their record to 5-5 record.
March 8, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Besiktas JK Istanbul 73 - 83 Caja Laboral Andres
Nocioni starred with 22 points as Caja Laboral Vitoria ended a
five-game slide by downing Besiktas JK Istanbul 73-83 at Abdi Ipekci
Arena on Friday evening. Caja Laboral never trailed as it improved to
5-5 to remain in the playoff hunt in Top 16 Group F.
March 8, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, BC Khimki MR 78 - 71 Montepaschi Siena BC
Khimki improved to 6-4 in Top 16 Group F by downing Montepaschi Siena
78-71 at home on Friday. Khimki is tied with defending Turkish Airlines
Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus for third place in Group F, one
win behind Montepaschi Siena, second at 7-3.
March 8, 2013 - Investigation opened into Kaunas incidents Euroleague
Basketball has opened an investigation into incidents after an victory
by Real Madrid against Zalgiris Kaunas. Real Madrid has reported the
incident and is preparing all documents concerning an alleged
aggression by fans against player Rudy Fernandez.
March 8, 2013 - Nicevic with heart beat irregularities Sandro
Nicevic had few dramatic moments recently. He was sent to special
medical exams after medical exams showed some heart beat
irregularities. The eldest player in the team, will have to skip the
game against Union Olimpija on Sunday confirmed coach Danijel Lutz.
March 8, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Final eight profile: Galatasaray Each
weekday in the lead up to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight,
fibaeurope.com profiles one of the eight teams who will be appearing in
Ekaterinburg. Today we look at Turkish powerhouse Galatasaray.
March 8, 2013 - Saffar is back after nine-year break If
anyone had told an Israeli fan in the beginning of the century that
nine years would elapse before prolific shooter Yoav Saffar attempted a
three-pointer again, they would have probably laughed in disbelief.
March 8, 2013 - Injured Gortat casts doubt on Poland Recently-installed
Polish national team head coach Dirk Bauermann probably received the
news of Marcin Gortat sustaining an injury in NBA Wednesday night
action only with fleeting preoccupation - at least initially.
March 8, 2013 - Mirotic sets Euroleague free throw mark Nikola
Mirotic set a pair of Euroleague free throw shooting records in leading
Real Madrid to a memorable 104-105 overtime victory over Zalgiris
Kaunas in Lithuania on Thursday night. Mirotic was perfect in 18 trips
to the line to set competition records.
March 8, 2013 - Three rounds left and many questions open There
are three rounds left in the ABA League regular season and everything
looks we will follow the Final Four Tournament with Serbian teams. The
only other candidate still in the run is Union Olimpija.
March 8, 2013 - Motiejunas steps into the limelight During
the first few months of the current NBA season, Lithuanian fans had
only one rookie whose progress to monitor with religious devotion,
night in and night out. Jonas Valanciunas, was off to a promising start
at the Toronto Raptors.
March 8, 2013 - No Maher for GB, Latvia announce squad Great
Britain won't be coached by Tom Maher at EuroBasket Women this summer
after the play-caller decided to take up the reins of the Chinese
national team, whilst Latvia have announced their pre-tournament plans.
March 7, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Olympiacos Piraeus 77 - 90 Barcelona Regal FC
Barcelona Regal became the first team to clinch a spot in the 2012-13
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs by topping reigning champions
Olympiacos Piraeus 77-90 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Greece
March 7, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Fenerbahce Ulker 85 - 94 Maccabi Electra Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv hit 15 three-pointers and improved its chances to grab
a spot in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs by downing
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 85-94 on Thursday night. The Israeli champion
picked up its third consecutive victory to improve to 5-5.
March 7, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Zalgiris Kaunas 104 - 105 Real Madrid Nikola
Mirotic was at his best in leading Real Madrid to a memorable 104-105
overtime victory over Zalgiris Kaunas at Zalgirio Arena on Thursday
night. Mirotic forced overtime when he grabbed an offensive rebound and
sank 2 free throws with 3.4 seconds left in regulation.
March 7, 2013 - Dynamo edge it, Title still in balance The
destiny of the 2013 EuroCup Women title still hangs firmly in the
balance after Dynamo Moscow corralled a five-point lead to take to
Kayseri Kaski spor next week, courtesy of a hard fought 65-61 first-leg
March 7, 2013 - Cedevita named Vulic as the new coach After
Aleksander Petrovic decided to seign as Cedevita's coach the club
promoted his assistant Jaksa Vulic as the new boss of the team. Vulic
was the most logical option for taking over the team since he already
has coaching experiences from ABA League.
March 7, 2013 - Petrovic: There is no sense to continue The
defeat Cedevita suffered against Partizan m:ts on Sunday was the reason
coach Aleksandar Petrovic started to think about resignation. "Since we
are already out of the Final Four Tournament race I think it will be
better for the club to continue with a new coach."
March 7, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia, Karsiyaka add experience EuroChallenge
quarter-finalists Krasnye Krylia and Pinar Karsiyaka have added veteran
players to their respective rosters in an effort to bolster their
squads ahead of the business end of the season.
March 7, 2013 - FC Barcelona Foundation teams up with One Team FC
Barcelona Regal, which joined Euroleague's One Team family this year,
brought current and former players along with One Team participants
together for a program in the Barcelona neighborhood, Carmel, in
March 7, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: John Bryant, ratiopharm Ulm After
an outstanding performance in a historic win, John Bryant of ratiopharm
Ulm earned an added bonus: he is Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP!
Bryant led all quarterfinals competitors with a performance index
rating of 30.
March 7, 2013 - Final Eight Profile: CCC Polkowice CCC
Polkowice reached the play-offs as the third-placed team from Group C,
which left them facing higher-ranked Nadezhda Orenburg in the
best-of-three play-off series. The Polish side stunned their hosts in
game one, prevailing 74-71.
March 7, 2013 - EuroCup Women, Dynamo Moscow vs. Kayseri Svetlana
Abrosimova certainly knows what it takes to land silverware and
believes Dynamo Moscow will have to take care of her former team mate
Asjha Jones if they are to grab a winners' medal against Kayseri Kaski
spor in the EuroCup Women Final.
March 7, 2013 - Petrol signs on with Eurobasket 2013 Petrol,
Slovenia's largest fuel importer and provider, has followed in the
steps of Spar Slovenija to become an event sponsor of EuroBasket 2013.
As part of the agreement, Petrol, along with eventim.si will become an
official ticket supplier to the event.
March 7, 2013 - Life without Play-Offs for Dirk, Dallas? To
Dirk Nowitzki, these days must be strongly reminiscent of his rookie
NBA season, back in the shortened, due to a lockout, 1998/99 regular
season. In that 50-game-long campaign the Dallas Mavericks finished
with a meagre 19-31 record.
March 6, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1, Valencia Basket 80 - 70 Unics Kazan Valencia
Basket defeated Unics Kazan 80-70 in Game 1 of their two-game
quarterfinals series on Wednesday night. This win means that in Game 2,
to be played in Kazan, Russia, in one week, a victory or a loss by up
to 10 points will be enough for Valencia to advance.
March 6, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Brose Baskets 58 - 78 CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow rolled to an important 58-78 road win over Brose Baskets Bamberg
at Stechert Arena on Wednesday night to remain in the battle for a top
spot in Top 16 Group E. The Russian champs never trailed after the
opening minute en route to their seventh win.
March 6, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1, KK Buducnost VOLI 54 - 72 Lokomotiv Kuban Lokomotiv
Kuban took a huge step towards a place in the semifinals after downing
Buducnost Voli Podgorica 54-72 in Game 1 of their quarterfinals series
in Montenegrin capital on Wednesday. The deciding Game 2 of the
two-game series will be played in Krasnodar, in one week.
March 6, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 10, Alba Berlin 86 - 91 Anadolu Efes Istanbul Anadolu
Efes Istanbul edged closer a playoffs spot from Top 16 Group E by
edging Alba Berlin 86-91 in the German capital on Wednesday. Efes
improved to 8-2 and could clinch a playoffs spot as soon as next week
in a home game against Brose Baskets Bamberg.
March 6, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1, Spartak St. Petersburg 83 - 72 Budivelnik Kiev Spartak
St. Petersburg beat BB Budivelnik Kiev 83-72 in Game 1 of their
quarterfinals series on Wednesday. The two-game series moves to the
Ukrainian capital for definitive Game 2. Zach Wright paced the winners
with 18 points and 7 assists.
March 6, 2013 - Wauters retires from National team Veteran
Ann Wauters will be focusing on her EuroLeague Women pursuits in the
future after opting to retire from the Belgian national team. Coming
hot on the heels of her decision to skip the WNBA season with Seattle
Storm, the 32-year-old will spend the summer with her family.
March 6, 2013 - Kataja's 24-hour trip to the top If
managing to win two back-to-back games on the road is a feat worthy of
a good team, then doing so in the space of 24 hours could be worthy of
a team that is destined to do big things. Joensuun Kataja aim to
complete such an accomplishment on Wednesday night.
March 6, 2013 - 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four logo unveiled Euroleague
Basketball is proud to present the visual identity for its flagship
event, the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, to be held from
May 10 to 12 at The O2 in London, with the unveiling of the event logo.
March 6, 2013 - Final eight profile: UMMC Ekaterinburg Each
weekday in the lead up to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight,
fibaeurope.com profiles oe of the eight teams who will be appearing in
Ekaterinburg. Today we being with hosts UMMC Ekaterinburg.
March 6, 2013 - Gigli: We'll do our duty in Slovenia Italy
find themselves in an unknown position, one that no one on the national
team has experienced in the past. Next September's big event tips off
just ten days after the tenth anniversary of Italy's against-all-odds
69-67 win over a young Tony Parker's France.
March 6, 2013 - Absences take toll on Karsiyaka, Paris An
injury-depleted Pinar Karsiyaka fought to the last man on Monday night
in Istanbul but fell 78-76 to Turkish BEKO Ligi leaders Fenerbahce
Ulker in a dramatic encounter that could have gone either way.
March 6, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 10: First playoff qualifiers possible this week! The
longer, more exciting Top 16 enters its final stretch of five games
this week as two teams, Real Madrid in Group E and FC Barcelona Regal
in Group C, able to seal the first playoff berths as soon as this week.
March 5, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1, Ratiopharm Ulm 85 - 81 Uxue Bilbao Basket In
the first game of the Eurocup Quarterfinals on Tuesday, ratiopharm Ulm
continued its solid run in the competition by coming from behind to
beat two-time semifinalist Uxue Bilbao Basket 85-81 in the first game
of their two-way series.
March 5, 2013 - Eurosport 2 twice-weekly live coverage of the Eurocup Eurosport
2 begins its Eurocup Quarterfinals live coverage with ratiopharm Ulm
vs. Uxue Bilbao on Tuesday at 21:30 CET and continues with Valencia
Basket hosting. Unics Kazan on Wednesday at 20:30 CET.
March 5, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: let the battles begin! The
newest fork on the road to Charleroi and the crowning of a Eurocup
champion begins Tuesday with the opening games of the Eurocup
Quarterfinals. The quarterfinals will be played on a two-way series
format, one game on each team’s home court.
March 5, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball - ABA League Agreement on Access to the 2013-14 Euroleague Following
the recent communication confirming that the 2012-13 ABA League Bylaws
contradict the previously approved 2012-13 Euroleague Bylaws regarding
the qualification criteria for clubs coming from the ABA League to
participate in the 2013-14 Euroleague.
March 5, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball teams host NBA visitors in October Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that a pair of its teams will highlight
their preparations for next season by playing exhibition games against
NBA opponents at their home arenas in early October.
March 5, 2013 - Valencia, coach Perasovic together until 2014 Eurocup
quarterifnalist Valencia Basket announced an agreement with head coach
Velimir Perasovic to remove escape clauses from their contract
together, thereby extending it automatically to the end of the 2013-14
March 5, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 23 Partizan
mt:s Belgrade rallied from 11 points down in the final 4 minutes to
shock Cedevita Zagreb 76-77 in an all-Euroleague clash of the Adriatic
League. This huge win improves Partizan to 14-9 record in a share of
the third place.
March 5, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 21 The
defending champion Chalon-sur-Saone took a thrilling 69-67 overtime win
over the French League co-leaders BCM Gravelines. Yannick Bokolo lay up
gave a 28-37 advantage to the guests in the third quarter, but Ilian
Evtimov capped a run that put the home team up 42-39.
March 5, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 20 Anadolu
Efes Istanbul pulled out 57-59 win over Aliaga to improve to 16-4 and
stay in the hunt behind the leaders in the Turkish League standings.
Efes trailed 30-29 at halftime, but opened the third quarter with a 0-8
run to take the lead for good.
March 5, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 19 Olympiacos
Piraeus continued its winning ways in the Greek League, picking up its
fifth consecutive victory after downing Kavala 76-94. The Reds scored
33 points in the first 10 minutes and held 27-42 lead after 13 minutes.
March 5, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 21 Trefl
Sopot beat local rivals Asseco Prokom 78-65 to move into a share of the
second place of the Polish League. The hosts took the lead for good
with a 7-0 run in the second quarter, and then extended the margin to
double figures with Sime Spralja’s triple.
March 4, 2013 - Petrovic, Oreskovic and Tomas temporarily suspended ABA
League competition office manager Josip Bilic announced the fine for
Cedevita's coaches and a player Marko Tomas. Coach Aleksandar Petrovic
is temporarily suspended because of the unsportsmanlike behavior
after the game.
March 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague bwin MVP for February: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona Regal Most
people celebrate their birthdays only on the date they were born. Ante
Tomic of FC Barcelona Regal started well before he turned 26 in
mid-February and kept the party going until the last day of the month.
March 4, 2013 - Cajasol Seville signs Pops Mensah-Bonsu Cajasol
Seville signs Pops Mensah-Bonsu until the end of the season to replace
Latavious Wililams while he recovers from an injury. This is the first
experience for Pops (2'06, 1983) this season, after being injured
during last Olympics in London.
March 4, 2013 - Partizan joy, Dynamo and Kayseri crash Hot
on the heels of their recent Serbian Cup success, Partizan Galenika
added the Adriatic League title to their trophy haul, whilst Kayseri
Kaski spor and Dynamo Moscow both suffered minor setbacks ahead of this
weeks' EuroCup Women Final first-leg.
March 4, 2013 - Big wins for Oldenburg, Bonn The
two German teams that compete in the EuroChallenge, EWE Baskets
Oldenburg and Telekom Baskets Bonn, registered important victories and
climbed up the BEKO Bundesliga table at the weekend.
March 4, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 23 In
a clash of two Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 teams, Caja Laboral
edged FC Barcelona Regal 67-69 to improve to 19-4 in the second place
of the Spanish League standings. Laboral picked up its 14th win in the
last 15 games.
March 4, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 21 EA7
Emporio Armani Milan took a narrow 72-68 victory over Montepaschi Siena
in the Italian League’s main match this weekend to raised its record to
13-8 and join a fifth-place tie with Cantu, while Siena dropped to 14-7
and shares third place with Acea Roma.
March 4, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 25 EWE
Baskets Oldenburg used losses of German League top teams and improved
to a second-best 16-7 record after 84-68 victory over Artland Dragons.
Rickey Paulding led in victory with 22 points, Chris Kramer scored 14,
while Dru Joyce and Julius Jenkins had 12 apiece.
March 4, 2013 - Terrence Williams signs a multi-year deal with the Celtics Terrence
Williams signed a multi-year deal with the Boston Celtics. The contract
will guarantee his salary not only for the rest of the season but also
for the entire next year. The player has given a good impact to the
March 4, 2013 - Aubrey Coleman pens a deal with Cholet Aubrey
Coleman announced his signing in France with Cholet. Coleman has played
last season in Serie A with Biella averaging 18.2ppg. In the summer he
moved to CEZ Nymburk with whom he has played a few games before
March 4, 2013 - Coach Aleksandar Petrovic resigns Today, right after KK Cedevita Zagreb's game against BC Partizan MT:S Beograd,
coach Aleksandar Petrovic resigned from the head coach position. Coach
Petrovic is the second coach this season that resigned from KK Cedevita
Zagreb's head coach position.
March 4, 2013 - Partizan mt:s had more luck in game against Cedevita In
Game 23 in ABA Adriatic league, Partizan mt:s celebrated in Zagreb, in
game against Cedevita. Final score was 77-76. In game where Cedevita
played better in 99% of game, Partizan mt:s had more luck.
March 3, 2013 - Turner, Holiday lead 76ers over Warriors Evan
Turner had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, Jrue Holiday scored
27, and the Philadelphia 76ers snapped a seven-game losing streak with
a 104-97 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night.
March 3, 2013 - Noah, Boozer lead Bulls past Nets 96-85 Coming
off one of the best performances of his career, Joakim Noah did all he
could to match it. He came up short, but not by much. Noah finished
with 21 points and 10 rebounds, Carlos Boozer scored 20 and the Chicago
Bulls beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-85 on Saturday night.
March 2, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 9 bwin MVP: Nenad Krstic, CSKA Moscow He
was the 2011-12 All-Euroleague First Team center and on Friday Nenad
Krstic showed again why. The CSKA Moscow big man not only put up the
best numbers of any player in Top 16 Game 9, but he did so at the most
important times in the game.
March 2, 2013 - Gunther has Faith in new Generation Germany
international point guard Per Günther insists his country's young
national team will be out to show the world at EuroBasket 2013 that
they are for real and he hopes to play a big role in proving it.
March 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Panathinaikos Athens 75 - 62 Anadolu Efes Panathinaikos
Athens took another big step towards a quarterfinal spot with a 75-62
win over Anadolu Efes in the Greek capital on Friday night. The victory
improved the Greens’ record to 6-3 and a share of third place in Group
March 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Unicaja Malaga 67 - 83 Zalgiris Kaunas Zalgiris
Kaunas rejoined the race to reach the playoffs in Top 16 Group E by
topping Unicaja Malaga 67-83 in Spain on Friday. Unicaja and Zalgiris
are tied for fifth place in Group E, each with a 4-5 record. Mindaugas
Kuzminskas paced the winners with 15 points.
March 1, 2013 - Decisive weekend for Samara, Karsiyaka Krasnye
Krylia Samara and Pinar Karsiyaka achieved the first of their multiple
aims this season by securing their passage to the EuroChallenge
quarter-final play-offs. The Russian side remains the only undefeated
team in the competition.
March 1, 2013 - Paris, Kataja turn to familiar faces EuroChallenge
sides Paris Levallois and Joensuun Kataja have turned to players they
know and trust in order to bolster their respective squads ahead of the
business end of the season. The 29-year-old was on their roster for a
six-week period during November and December.
March 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, CSKA Moscow 80 - 65 Alba Berlin CSKA
Moscow improved to 6-3 in Top 16 Group E by downing Alba Berlin 80-65
in the Russian capital on Friday. CSKA held on to third place in Group
E and took another step towards sealing a playoffs spot. Alba dropped
March 1, 2013 - Howard wants to play in Rio Olympics Los
Angeles Lakers’ center Dwight Howard has signaled his intent to play
for the USA at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Howard was
forced to miss the 2012 Games in London due to a back injury.
March 1, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 23 preview With only one game today, competition in ABA Adriatic league will enter Game 23
and bring us a lot of excitements as we coming closer to the end of
regular season. 4 games remained and it is time to see who will have
enough patience and knowledge to book ticket to Final 4.
March 1, 2013 - Edo Muric again on the injury list Krka
will begin the final month in ABA League without one of its key players
Edo Muric. Young forward was confirmed to have a broken thumb on his
left foot and will have to rest at least three weeks.
March 1, 2013 - Ilievski out until the end of ABA League season Cedevita's
point-guard Vlado Ilievski will not play the remaining few games in the
regular part of ABA League season. The Macedonian guard, who has just
returned to the basketball court after he was sidelined due to an
injury, felt a pain in his thigh.
March 1, 2013 - Euroleague Women F8 Schedule, Ticket Sales Announced FIBA
Europe and the 2013 EuroLeague Women Final Eight Local Organising
Committee (LOC) announced on Thursday the official schedule of the
event. The Final Eight will take place from 18-24 March 2013 in
March 1, 2013 - Savanovic relishes Serbia outsider role If
basketball was exclusively about speed and physicality, Dusko Savanovic
would not stand a snowball's chance on a hot July day in Belgrade to
play at the top level. Savanovic is well aware of the responsibility,
the high expectations of the nation and their root cause.
March 1, 2013 - Roundup: Trio begin planning for France Sweden,
the Slovak Republic and Montenegro have all now made announcements in
respect of their all-important EuroBasket Women preparations this
summer. The Slovak Republic will start their training camp in early May
although the preparation games are yet to be confirmed.