March 31, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for March: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona In
addition to a gold standard of Top 16 perfection established by his
team, a new precedent in individual excellence has been set by the
player who has proven to be a driving force in one of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague's most amazing streaks ever. Read more here.
March 31, 2014 - Marinovic set new single game record in assists made On
Saturday, when his team has faced and beaten MZT Skopje on the road,
Radnicki Kragujevac point guard Marko Marinovic set the new ABA League
all-time single game assists record. He dished out no less than 18 of
them, 2 more than the previously set record. Read more here.
March 31, 2014 - Semifinals analysis: Unics Kazan vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade Both
teams have impressive credentials entering the semifinals. Unics not
only boats the best record in the competition this season, but was the
only side to sweep its Eurocup Quarterfinals. Crvena Zvezda started the
season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Read more here.
March 31, 2014 - Pacers stumble again, lose 90-76 to Cavs Dion
Waiters scored 19 points, Luol Deng added 15 and the Cleveland
Cavaliers kept their playoff push going with a 90-76 win Sunday over
the skidding Pacers, who are losing their grip on the No. 1 seed in the
Eastern Conference. Read more here.
March 31, 2014 - Semifinals analysis: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Valencia Basket It
is a clash of the two-time champion Valencia Basket and a Eurocup
newcomer Nizhny Novgorod for a place in the finals. Valencia is in a
familiar teritory, having won the competition in 2003 and 2010, and has
reached at least the semfinals for the third consecutive year. Read
March 31, 2014 - Durant leads Thunder past Jazz 116-96 The
drama was sapped early from Oklahoma City's blowout win over Utah,
except for one detail. Thunder forward Kevin Durant is nearing Michael
Jordan's mark for consecutive games with at least 25 points. Read more here.
March 29, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 12 bwin MVP: Derrick Brown, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Derrick
Brown has enjoyed a spectacular debut Turkish Airlines Euroleague
campaign with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, and in Top 16 Round 12 he
added another feather in his cap by claiming the prize as the week’s
bwin MVP. Read more here.
March 29, 2014 - Reggio Emilia invest in Della Valle On
Thursday, the Italian international, who turns 21 in two weeks, was
officially presented to the media as a new player of Grissin Bon Reggio
Emilia. Amedeo Della Valle led Italy to a maiden gold medal at last
year's U20 European Championship. Read more here.
March 29, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 26 preview The
last game in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league regular season, Game 26, will
start today with two games. Three more games will be played tomorrow,
March 30, and two more at Monday, March 31. Read more here.
March 28, 2014 - EuroCup Women, Dynamo Moscow crowned Champions Dynamo
Moscow appear to have a penchant for drama with their 2014 victory
coming in no less dramatic circumstances than 12 months previous when
they also ripped up the form book to defeat Kayseri Kaski spor. Read
March 28, 2014 - Zdovc kind of magic inspires Gaziantep Slovenian
legend Jure Zdovc arrived at Royal Hali Gaziantep in late November and,
as if by waving a magic wand, transformed the fortunes of a club that
had just been promoted to the Turkish top flight. Read more here.
March 27, 2014 - Coleman leaves Buducnost VOLI for Rabotnicki After
it became clear, that Budućnost VOLI will not participate at this
season's ABA League Final Four tournament, American center William
Coleman left the club and will continue his career in Rabotnički
Skopje. Read more here.
March 27, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP: Reggie Redding, Alba Berlin After
two weeks of intense games, four teams came out on top to face off in
the semifinals, the previous step before the final series of the
Eurocup! However, one of those teams won't be Alba Berlin despite the
top performance by Reggie Redding. Read more here.
March 27, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 12: even more thrills coming up! The
2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 reaches its final three
weeks with a lot of teams fighting to get to the playoffs. So far only
three teams – FC Barcelona in Group E and Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow
in Group F – have made it to the next stage . Read more here.
March 27, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom's sets new European attendance record Crvena
Zvezda Telekom Belgrade broke Europe's single-game attendance record
for an indoor basketball game Wednesday when 24,232 fans packed Kombank
Arena to see the team face Budivelnik Kiev in Game 2 of the
quarterfinals. Read more here.
March 27, 2014 - Eurocup: Crvena Zvezda Telekom wrote history Wednesday
night was an unforgettable one for Crvena zvezda Telekom fans and
basketball Europe as well. The red and whites beat Budivelnik and
qualified for Eurocup semi-finals for the first time in entire history.
Read more here.
March 27, 2014 - EuroCup Women Final: Second Leg preview Legendary
Russian star and 2013 EuroCup Women winner, Ilona Korstin has warned
her former Dynamo Moscow team-mates not to take it for granted that
they will retain their title. Keeping Tina Charles isolated will be a
major task for Kursk on the return leg. Read more here.
March 27, 2014 - Jerebko concerns for Sweden Vedran
Bosnic has been in the job for less than a month, but the new Sweden
head coach already needs to tackle a first, significantly sizeable,
hurdle in his efforts to steer the nation to EuroBasket 2015. Read more
March 26, 2014 - End of an Era for Turkoglu and Turkey A
talismanic figure of Turkish and European basketball, Hedo (Hidayet)
Türkoglu, announced on Monday his decision to retire from international
duty, thus terminating an almost two-decade long career with the
national team. Read more here.
March 25, 2014 - Anadolu Efes' Dogus Balbay to miss the rest of Top 16 As
announced by the club on Tuesday, Anadolu Efes guard Dogus Balbay will
be missing the rest of the Top 16 due to a malar injury he suffered
last week in the game against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Balbay is
expected to miss from three to four weeks of action. Read more here.
March 25, 2014 - Dario Saric ABA Adriatic league Round 25 MVP Dario
Saric of Cibona is the MVP of 25th round. In the game in Pecara against
Siroki, he achieved the highest valuation of the round (30) and took
his team to the victory. Sava Lesic, Akos Keller and Jerel Blassingame
were the most efficient in the single statistical categories. Read more
March 25, 2014 - Cups for PEAC-Pecs, Zagreb After
three successive domestic cup successes, Uniqa Euroleasing Sopron
finally gave up their coveted trophy after being beaten 65-61 by
PEAC-Pecs in an exciting conclusion to the Hungarian Final Four. Read
March 25, 2014 - Kaukenas shines on big night Rimantas
Kaukenas celebrated on Sunday night his 250th game in the Italian Serie
A in the way he knows best - by putting in a stellar performance to
lead Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia to victory. He had a game-high 19 points
in win over Banco di Sardegna Sassari. Read more here.
March 25, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Round 2: Down to four contenders! The
Eurocup Quarterfinals – the second set of four two-game series that
will determine the 2013-14 Eurocup champion – come to an end this week
and when the dust settles, only the four best teams in the competition
will be left standing. Read more here.
March 24, 2014 - Ataman to lead Turkey's 12 giant Men Turkey
entered a new era at the weekend by handing the reins of their senior
national team, nicknamed the '12 Giant Men', to the head coach of
powerhouse Galatasaray Liv Hospital, Ergin Ataman. He has penned a
three-year deal with the Turkish Basketball Federation. Read more here.
March 24, 2014 - Jack, Cavs snap Knicks' 8-game win streak Jack
scored a season-high 31 points Sunday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers'
106-100 victory over the Knicks, who had their eight-game winning
streak snapped. Now the New York Knicks have 3,000 miles to think about
how this game was lost. Read more here.
March 24, 2014 - Nets top Mavs 107-104 in OT in Kidd's Dallas visit Joe
Johnson scored 22 points, including the tying layup in regulation and
the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, to lead the Nets past the Mavericks
107-104 in Kidd's first game as a coach in city where his career
started in 1994 and reached its peak in his second stint 17 years
later. Read more here.
March 23, 2014 - Kinsey heads to USA for a week One
of the star players of Partizan NIS Tarence Kinsey is still having
problems with his ankle, that got injured in the beginning of February
in the game against Cibona. Next week he will head to the United States
for detailed examinations, before he joins Partizan's squad again. Read
March 23, 2014 - FIBA Europe Board agrees EuroBasket steps The
Board of FIBA Europe met in Munich on Saturday, 22 March, for its
penultimate meeting in the 2010-2014 term of office. A number of
important issues were discussed during the session and certain
decisions were reached. Read more here.
March 22, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 11 bwin MVP: Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid In
a thrilling Game of the Week on Thursday night, Rudy Fernandez led Real
Madrid to a crucial 93-79 victory over CSKA Moscow and in the process
claimed the weekly bwin MVP award for Round 11 of the Top 16. Read more
March 22, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 25 preview Two
more games in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league regular season. It is already
clear that Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Cedevita will play at Final four
tournament. Last two tickets will be decided in next two games. Read
March 21, 2014 - Madrid breaks Euroleague record for fewest turnovers! Real
Madrid taught a lesson in how to beat the best of defenses - by taking
care of the ball - and in so doing broke a Euroleague record in the
Game of the Week! In its 93-79 home win over CSKA Moscow, Madrid
committed just 2 turnovers. Read more here.
March 21, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa marks 300th Euroleague game Friday This
Friday marks a historic trip for Laboral Kutxa Vitoria, as the club is
set to become the second in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague to reach
300 games played this century when it tips off against Olympiacos
Piraeus at Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus, Greece. Read more here.
March 21, 2014 - Moscow take huge lead into 2nd leg A
stellar display by Tina Charles took defending champions Dynamo Moscow
to a breathtaking 97-65 success against Dynamo Kursk in the first-leg
of the EuroCup Women final and a major step closer to retaining their
title. Read more here.
March 21, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Game 3 Top Performers: Vaughn, Sanders Kia
Vaughn of ZVVZ USK Prague and Lara Sanders of Kayseri Kaski spor have
shared Play-offs Game 3 Top Statistical Performer honours in the
EuroLeague Women. Lara Sanders fired newcomers Kayseri into the Final
Eight with a display worth a rating of 24 in Game 3. Read more here.
March 20, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP: Justin Doellman, Valencia Basket With
four crucial battles across the continent, only one player could emerge
as MVP of the week and it was none other than Valencia Basket's Justin
Doellman, who amassed an index rating of 34, the most this week among
winning players. Read more here.
March 20, 2014 - EuroLeague Women F8 line-up complete EuroLeague
Women newcomers Kayseri Kaski spor, ZVVZ USK Prague and Tango Bourges
Basket have completed the line-up for the 2014 EuroLeague Women Final
Eight set to take place next month in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Read more here.
March 20, 2014 - EuroCup Women Final: First leg preview When
Bo Overton was parachuted into Dynamo Kursk and asked to rescue their
season after a worryingly shoddy start, both himself and the club
bosses could only have dreamed of the outcome. Tina Charles has been
Dynamo Moscow's main threat throughout the season. Read more here.
March 20, 2014 - Newcomers Kayseri punch F8 ticket An
already impressive first EuroLeague Women season for Kayseri Kaski spor
will now be even more memorable after a dramatic 63-61 success against
Beretta Famila Schio handed them a ticket for the Final Eight. Read
March 20, 2014 - Vaughn fires Prague to first F8 slot A
quality 18-point performance from Kia Vaughn propelled ZVVZ USK Prague
to a 54-38 play-off success against Rivas Ecopolis to seal the club's
first ever appearance at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. Read more here.
March 20, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 11: it only gets better! With
just four games left to do in the Top 16, there are six playoffs spots
up for grabs. Some teams could join FC Barcelona and CSKA Moscow in the
playoffs this week, others could completely run out of chances to
advance. Read more here.
March 19, 2014 - Lorant is EuroChallenge Play-Offs Top performer Peter
Lorant of Szolnoki Olaj was the top statistical performer overall in
the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs, as the only player to
register an average efficiency index rating over 20 at this stage. He
accumulated a rating of 70, or approximately 23.3 per contest. Read
March 19, 2014 - Eurocup: Zvezda's chances looking good after Kaunas In
Kaunas, where the first game had to be played due to political
situation in Ukraine, Crvena zvezda Telekom lost to Budivelnik by 3
points and has good chances to advance into the semi-finals before the
decisive second game at home court. Read more here.
March 19, 2014 - FIBA 3x3 World tour calendar unveiled FIBA
on Tuesday officially announced the calendar for its 2014 FIBA 3x3
World Tour, with some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities set to
play host for the third season of the fast-paced discipline. Read more here.
March 19, 2014 - EuroChallenge Final-4 line-up confirmed Szolnoki
Olaj won Game 3 of their quarter-final play-off series against Tartu
Rock, to complete 2014 EuroChallenge Final Four line-up. Final Four
will be played on 25 and 27 April at a yet undetermined venue, to be
picked among the home venues of the four participating clubs. Read more
March 19, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Play-Offs Game 3 preview Six
teams will take their play-off battles right down to the wire in the
pursuit of the last three coveted spots for the EuroLeague Women Final
Eight in Ekaterinburg next month. Laura Nicholls was vital to Rivas'
success in game two. Read more here.
March 19, 2014 - Szolnok shut down Tartu to Reach F4 Szolnoki
Olaj suffocated Tartu University Rock 78-60 on the road on Tuesday in
the do-or-die Game 3 of their quarter-final play-off series to claim
the last ticket to the 2014 EuroChallenge Final Four. Bader and Holiday
led the way for Szolnoki with 18 points apiece. Read more here.
March 18, 2014 - Branko Jorovic, ABA Adriatic league Round 24 MVP Branko
Jorovic of Igokea is the MVP of 24th round with valuation of 31.
Jonathon Jones of Siroki Primorka had the same valuation. Jorovic and
Jones are the top scorers of the round, Dario Saric is the top scorer,
while Jaka Klobucar is the top passer of the last round. Read more here.
March 18, 2014 - Partizan won 20:0 against Szolnoki Olaj The
game between Partizan and Szolnoki Olaj will not be played and will be
registered in favour of the Serbian team. According to ABA League
Bylaws, Article 61.1.a BC Szolnoki Olaj is sanctioned with the loss of
the game by result of 20:0. Read more here.
March 18, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: every point counts! Some
48 teams started the 2013-14 Eurocup - and eight other teams joined the
competition later on. Only eight - from seven different countries –
remain alive in the marathon for Eurocup glory. The quarterfinals stage
is the 2nd of 4 two-leg series to determine Eurocup champion. Read more
March 17, 2014 - Budivlenik home game, moved from Ukraine Due
to the ongoing unstable situation in Ukraine, Euroleague Basketball
stands on its decision to move the Eurocup game due to have been played
there this week to an alternative location. The first game of the
Eurocup Quarterfinals phase will now be played in Kaunas. Read more here.
March 17, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals analysis It's
a Eurocup first-timer against a former champ in an explosive
quarterfinals clash. Hapoel Jerusalem has been successful with a
balanced lineup that features seven players averaging double figures in
scoring. Read more here.
March 17, 2014 - New FIBA general statutes adopted The
Extraordinary World Congress that convened in Istanbul, 16 March
unanimously adopted new General Statutes that will bring changes to the
governance structure of FIBA and strengthen the organisation in view of
future challenges and strategic growth opportunities. Read more here.
March 17, 2014 - EuroChallenge Semi-Finalists stay hot The
three teams which secured last week a spot in the EuroChallenge Final
Four, carried over on Sunday their European quarter-final form to
domestic or regional competitions, Triumph Lyubertsy, Grissin Bon
Reggio Emilia and Royal Hali Gaziantep. Read more here.
March 17, 2014 - Griffin leads Clips past Cavs to 11th straight win Blake
Griffin entered the back half of his 20s with a birthday serenade from
the crowd and another dynamic demonstration of why he's only getting
better with age. The Los Angeles Clippers' winning streak also gets a
whole lot more impressive with every passing week. Read more here.
March 17, 2014 - Davis powers Pelicans past Celtics in overtime Anthony
Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out
another difficult season. Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21
rebounds to lead the Pelicans to a 121-120 overtime victory over the
Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Read more here.
March 16, 2014 - Six Euro Nations set for global test The
six European nations competing at the FIBA World Championship for Women
now know who they will be facing when they step out on Turkish soil
later this year. The official draw for the event was concluded on
Saturday evening. Read more here.
March 16, 2014 - Draw results 2014 World Championship for Women The
Official Draw for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women took place
on Saturday evening at Ciragan Palace. The Group Phase will take place
from 27 to 30 September, and the Final Phase from 1 to 5 October. Read
March 16, 2014 - Bonner is EuroLeague Women Game 2 Top performer Dewanne
Bonner stole the limelight on Friday night to earn top performer
honours on the second leg of the EuroLeague Women play-offs and lead
Nadezhda to a debut Final Eight. Nadezhda registered an 83-76 win on
the road to complete their 2-0 sweep over Wisla Can-Pack. Read more here.
March 15, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 10 bwin MVP: Malcolm Delaney, FC Bayern Munich Malcolm
Delaney provided another inspirational performance in his debut
Euroleague season by leading FC Bayern Munich over red-hot Real Madrid
Thursday. His effort resulted in Delaney earning bwin MVP honors for
Round 10 of the Top 16. Read more here.
March 15, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 24 preview Only
three more games in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league regular season. In next
three games we will find out who will book tickets for Final 4
tournament. It is still pretty unclear situation and it makes this
stage even more interesting. Read more here.
March 15, 2014 - Center duo book F8 return for Sparta&K Ksenia
Tikhonenko and Natalia Vieru both amassed double-doubles to carry
Sparta&K M.R Vidnoje to a 69-54 triumph at UE Sopron and schedule a
return to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. atalia Vieru was dominant
for Sparta&K in the paint. Read more here.
March 15, 2014 - Red-hot Fenerbahce advance to F8 Red-hot
Fenerbahce secured a fantastic fourteenth successive victory of the
season with a 64-48 result at CCC Polkowice to stamp their passport
back to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. Center duo Isabelle Yacoubou
and Quanitra Hollingsworth both enjoyed their night of work. Read more here.
March 15, 2014 - Borovnjak Is QF Game 2 Top performer Dejan
Borovnjak delivered the best performance of his EuroChallenge career at
Tsmoki Minsk on Thursday and capped it off with two free throws at the
death which sealed Royal Hali Gaziantep's place in the Final Four. Read
March 14, 2014 - Gaziantep advance in dramatic fashion Dejan
Borovnjak held his nerve to sink two free throws with one second left
and give Royal Hali Gaziantep a 68-67 victory over Tsmoki Minsk and
send them into the EuroChallenge Final Four. Borovnjak led Gaziantep
with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.
March 14, 2014 - Szolnok hang on to stay alive Szolnoki
Olaj forced a deciding Game Three in their EuroChallenge quarter-final
against Tartu Rock as they held on for an 80-73 victory on home turf.
Peter Lorant has been once more Szolnok's driving force, recording a
16-point, 14-rebound double-double. Read more here.
March 14, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Play-offs Game 2 preview The
top seeds all bagged opening night play-off victories in the race to
reach the EuroLeague Women Final Eight and it now means the seven
beaten teams must respond positively if they want to force a
series-deciding third meeting. Read more here.
March 14, 2014 - CSKA's Teodosic to miss upcoming games As
announced by the club, Milos Teodosic will sit out the next few games
due to muscle injury. Teodosic (195 centimeters, 27 years old) will
undergo further tests in about 10 days after the doctors have opted for
conservative treament for a micro tear on his right calf. Read more here.
March 14, 2014 - CSKA too strong this time Partizan
NIS suffered their 8th defeat in Euroleague Top 16 this season on
Thursday night, when they lost to Russian giant CSKA Moscow, which they
have beaten in their first Top 16 clash in Belgrade, without Tarence
Kinsey on their squad. Read more here.
March 13, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals Game 2 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler The
second leg of the Eighthfinals delivered the drama it promised before
it started, and when all was said and done, a familiar face emerged to
earn weekly MVP honors. Vladimir Golubovic of Aykon TED Ankara
Kolejliler was MVP of the week for the third time this season. Read
March 13, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 10: a pivotal week! With
only four Top 16 games remaining after it finishes, the stakes not only
climb higher in Round 10 on Thursday and Friday, but the fates of
several teams could be decided - for better or for worse.
Already-qualified FC Barcelona has the chance this week to reach
another goal. Read more here.
March 13, 2014 - EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Play-offs Game 2 preview Will
the composition of the EuroChallenge Final Four be decided, at least
partially, on Thursday or will the four teams that lost Game 1 bounce
back and prolong their play-off series? We break down the four Game 2
quarter-final clashes. Read more here.
March 13, 2014 - Navarro games-played record will add to long list On
Friday night before his home fans, Juan Carlos Navarro is poised to
become the all-time Turkish Airlines Euroleague record-holder for games
played when he steps on the court for his 253rd appearance in Europe's
top competition, all in the uniform of FC Barcelona. Read more here.
March 13, 2014 - Petrovic is EuroLeague Women Game 1 Top performer Sonja
Petrovic claimed top performer honours on the first game day of the
EuroLeague Women play offs, taking Sparta&K to a statement-inducing
game 1 victory. Sonja Petrovic has carried her red-hot form into the
play-offs. Read more here.
March 13, 2014 - Holiday, Harris EuroChallenge Game 1 Top performers Two
American wingers who did not see their huge efforts rewarded with a win
for their team are the top statistical performers of Game 1 in the
EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs. Justin Holiday and Lance Harris
both registered an efficiency index rating of 28. Read more here.
March 13, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda advanced to Eurocup quarter-finals Crvena
zvezda Telekom lost the second Eurocup Eight-Final game against
Lietuvos Rytas in Vilnius, but still advanced to the next phase of the
competition, thanks to the better aggregate score from both legs. Read
March 12, 2014 - Panathinaokos promotes legend Alvertis to head coach The
most-crowned Euroleague player in the Final Four era of European club
basketball will take over the bench of the team he helped make famous
as Panathinaikos Athens on Tuesday announced that Fragiskos Alvertis
will be its head coach for the rest of this season. Read more here.
March 12, 2014 - Reggio Emilia hold on against Champions Reggio
Emilia held off a fourth-quarter rally before pulling away for a 75-63
victory over Krasnye Krylia in the first leg of their EuroChallenge
quarter-final. Andrea Cinciarini collected 19 points, six rebounds and
seven assists for Reggio, with Rimantas Kaukenas adding 14 points. Read
March 12, 2014 - Kosice are cut down by Bourges again Tango
Bourges continued their dominance over Good Angels Kosice after opening
up their EuroLeague Women play-off series with a 59-51 success against
the Slovakian champions. Dumerc inked a game-high 18 points for the
triumphant French side. Read more here.
March 12, 2014 - Gaziantep comeback stuns Minsk Royal
Hali Gaziantep wiped out a 21-point deficit to take a 59-58 victory in
the first leg of their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series
against Tsmoki Minsk. Lorbek led Gaziantep with 15 points while Ermis
had 13 with seven assists. Read more here.
March 12, 2014 - Galatasaray get onto the front foot Galatasaray
odeabank sealed a 70-61 win in the first game of their EuroLeague Women
play-off series against Perfumerias Avenida to get onto the front foot
in their pursuit of a return to the Final Eight. Forward Sancho Lyttle
had 13 points, nine rebounds. Read more here.
March 11, 2014 - 2014 EB NIJT teams and schedule announced One
of the highlights of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four weekend
in Milan is completely set for another year of excitement after the
venues, schedule and teams for the 2014 Euroleague Basketball Nike
International Junior Tournament were announced on Tuesday. Read more here.
March 11, 2014 - Aleksandar Cvetkovic, ABA league Round 23 MVP Aleksandar
Cvetkovic of MZT Skopje Aerodrom is the MVP of the 23rd round. The
player put un a dominant performance in the game against Cibona, which
his team still didn't manage to win. Mark Lyons, Josip Sobin, Marko
Marinovic amongst the best individuals of the round. Read more here.
March 11, 2014 - Nadezhda survive late Wisla scare Nadezhda
Orenburg drew first blood in their EuroLeague Women play-off series
with Wisla Can-Pack, but had to endure a nerve-wracking late scare to
eventually secure a 52-48 success. Dimitrakou fired a team-high 13
points for Nadezhda. Read more here.
March 11, 2014 - Triumph make it 1-0 on the road Triumph
Lyubertsy blew a big first-half lead but then pulled clear at the end
to take a crucial 80-72 road win over Ural Ekaterinburg in the first
leg of their all-Russian EuroChallenge quarter-final. Chappell led
Triumph with 16 points, with Rakovic and Higgins adding 15 each. Read
March 11, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Play-offs Game 1 preview: part II There's
no other play-off series with quite as much familiarity than
Galatasaray odeabank going up against Avenida. Not only did the clubs
match-up during the regular season, there are also a number of players
facing their former teams yet again. Read more here.
March 11, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Play-offs Game 1 preview: part I They
may be top seeds in the competition, but Fenerbahce head-coach Roberto
Iniguez isn't taking anything for granted when last year's finalists
match-up with CCC Polkowice. "We expect a hard play-off, since we know
that Polkowice are a good team." Read more here.
March 11, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals, Game 2: Survival time! The
Eurocup Eighthfinals will finish on Tuesday and Wednesday when Game 2
and in eight of the eight series will decide which teams advance to the
quarterfinals. The series winners are decided on aggregate score over
the two games. Read more here.
March 10, 2014 - Quarter-Final Play-Offs Game 1 preview All
four EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series tip off on Tuesday.
Game 2 takes place on Thursday while any series that goes to Game 3
will return to the home arena of the team that has the home-court
advantage next Tuesday. Read more here.
March 10, 2014 - Three Quarter-Finalists on form Tartu
University Rock, Szolnoki Olaj and Triumph Lyubertsy will go into
Tuesday's Game 1 of the EuroChallenge quarter-final pla-offs with
renewed confidence after receiving injections of morale at the weekend.
Read more here.
March 10, 2014 - Noah, Augustin lead Bulls over Heat 95-88 in OT The
real victory for the Chicago Bulls will come when they're knocking the
Miami Heat out of the playoffs, not during the regular season - no
matter how charged the atmosphere is. Even so, they'll take this. Read
March 10, 2014 - Trophies for Wisla and Kosice Wisla
Can-Pack and Good Angels Kosice both received a confidence boost ahead
of their respective EuroLeague Women play-off series after collecting
silverware over the weekend. Jantel Lavender led Wisla Can-Pack to
victory in the Polish Cup Final. Read more here.
March 10, 2014 - Meeks powers Lakers past Durant, Thunder 114-110 From
Jodie Meeks' big day to the final result, this was definitely a
surprise. Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second
half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday
despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant. Read more here.
March 10, 2014 - Perfumerias Avenida re-sign Robinson Angelica
Robinson has been handed a deal for the 2014-15 season by Perfumerias
Avenida after an impressive first campaign with the EuroLeague Women
side. The American center, is averaging an impressive season
double-double of 11.1 points and 10.2 rebounds. Read more here.
March 8, 2014 - Panathinaikos and Pedoulakis part ways! Panathinaikos
Athens and head coach Argiris Pedoulakis parted ways on Saturday,
following a Top 16 Round 9 home loss by 61-68 to Group E's last-place
team coming into the game, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Read more here.
March 8, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 9 bwin MVP: Zoran Dragic, Unicaja Malaga Zoran
Dragic of Unicaja Malaga couldn't have chosen a better night to nail
down his first bwin MVP of the Week honor. Dragic hit the ground
running on Friday and didn't stop until Unicaja owned an 83-75 victory
against Anadolu Efes and sole possession of 3rd place in Top 16 Group
E. Read more here.
March 7, 2014 - Zirkova return fuels Slovak Republic Five
years after she last pulled on a national team vest, the legendary
Zuzana Zirkova looks destined to return and spearhead Slovak Republic
as they try to book a coveted place at EuroBasket Women 2015. Read more
March 7, 2014 - Ocete still sliding onto the radar Gaby
Ocete may not yet be a name regularly on the lips of EuroLeague Women
fans, but rather tellingly, she certainly features prominently on the
scouting reports drawn up by opponents of Rivas Ecopolis. Read more here.
March 6, 2014 - Jackson is leaving Ljubljana Union
Olimpija split with its point-guard Cedric Jackson after it was
confirmed he will need a longer period to recover after the latest
injury. Jackson was the main team's point-guard but had problems with
injuries already in early months of the season. Read more here.
March 6, 2014 - First-Leg cushion sees Kursk into Final Former
winners Dynamo Kursk fell to a 57-62 home floor loss in the second leg
of their EuroCup Women semi-final clash with Istanbul Universitesi, but
still booked their second showpiece final slot in three seasons. Read
March 6, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals Game 1 MVP: Darjus Lavrinovic, Budivelnik Kiev The
Eurocup Eighthfinals are at a halt for now in the midpoint after Game
1. There were results for all tastes with some blowouts and some narrow
wins, but when the dust settled, Darjus Lavrinovic of Budivlenik Kiev,
emerged as weekly MVP. Read more here.
March 6, 2014 - Champions get to defend title Current
EuroCup Women holders Dynamo Moscow will defend their title in the 2014
final after erasing a six-point deficit from the first leg of the
semi-finals to collect an emphatic 86-66 success in game two against
Villeneuve D'Ascq. Read more here.
March 6, 2014 - Szolnok win in League debut EuroChallenge
quarter-finalists Szolnoki Olaj joined action in the Hungarian first
division for the first time this season on Wednesday and made sure to
leave a lasting impression on their debut. Marton Bader fell one
rebound short of a double-double in Szolnok's win over Sopron. Read
March 6, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 9: the battle continues! 2013-14
Euroleague Top 16 is heating up for as much excitement as ever, with
Round 9 looming as a potentiall pivotal week as teams keep fighting to
get closer to the playoffs. In fact, the first playoffs spot could be
clinched this week if FC Barcelona can stay undefeated. Read more here.
March 5, 2014 - Zalgiris loses Jankunas for a month Zalgiris
Kaunas team captain Paulius Jankunas is set to be sidelined for a month
due to a right toe fracture, the club announced Wednesday. Jankunas was
injured in practice and even though tests ruled out the need for
surgery, he is expected to be off the cour for four weeks. Read more here.
March 5, 2014 - Kosice ink Osipova, Casas ruled out Good
Angels Kosice have boosted their Final Eight prospects by inking
veteran Irina Osipova, whilst Rivas Ecopolis are reeling from Queralt
Casas being ruled out of action for up to two months. Read more here.
March 5, 2014 - Murphy records a personal best When
the curtain came down on the EuroLeague Women regular season, Eshaya
Murphy was able to reflect with satisfaction on the most productive
period of her career. Eshaya Murphy has returned to her best form with
Perfumerias Avenida. Read more here.
March 4, 2014 - Tartu Waltz into BBL Quarter-Finals EuroChallenge
Group I winners Tartu University Rock swept Jekabpils 2-0 with
characteristic ease and have punched their ticket to the quarter-finals
of the Baltic Basketball League (BBL). Dilys paved the way for Tartu
with a game-high 21 points and also six rebounds. Read more here.
March 4, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Round 22 MVP, Nikola Ivanovic, Buducnost VOLI Talented,
but excellent as well, point guard Nikola Ivanovic of Buducnost VOLI is
the MVP of ABA League 22nd round with valuation of 36, achieved in the
clash against Szolnoki Olaj. Dario Saric of Cibona had the highest
number of rebounds. Read more here.
March 4, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals Game 1: The battle for the Eurocup title resumes! Eurocup
fans, here come the Eurocup Eighthfinals. With the road to the Eurocup
title now determined, the eighthfinals mark the first of four phases of
two-game elimination series in which the team with the highest
aggregate scored will advance. Read more here.
March 4, 2014 - Nadezhda increase options with Babkina Latvian
guard Elina Babkina is making a switch from WBC Novi Zagreb to
EuroLeague Women Final Eight hopefuls Nadezhda Orenburg. Babkina
averaged 9.8 points and 3.5 assists in the Croatian capital and will
now step out for Nadezhda. Read more here.
March 4, 2014 - Heavyweights avoid upsets Yet
more splendid work from Angel McCoughtry helped Fenerbahce sneak a
narrow and vital 66-62 road win at Mersin Buyuksehir to help maintain
the pressure on Galatasaray odeabank who still top the pile in the
TKBL. Read more here.
March 3, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for February: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona History
has shown that the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 is one of the
toughest phases in any basketball competition, and experts agree that
this season's Group E is among the strongest ever assembled in the
competition. Read more here.
March 3, 2013 - Valencia, Coach Perasovic agree on contract extension Eurocup
Eighthfinalist Valencia Basket announced that is has come to terms with
head coach Velimir Perasovic on a contract extension. Perasovic will
remain with Valencia through the 2014-15 season and the contract
includes an option for the 2015-16 season, too. Read more here.
March 3, 2014 - Budivelinik, Khimik home games moved Due
to the unstable situation in Ukraine, Euroleague Basketball has taken
the decision to move both Eurocup games due to have been played there
this week to alternative locations. The first game of the Eurocup
Eighthfinals phase will now be played at Zalgirio Arena in Kaunas. Read
March 3, 2014 - Sweden hand reins to Sodertalje's Bosnic Swedish
Basketball Federation (SBBF) announced that they have agreed with
Vedran Bosnic to succeed Bradley Dean in the role of head coach of
their senior national team. Bosnic is currently in his fourth season in
charge of Swedish champions Sodertalje Kings. Read more here.
March 3, 2014 - Suns scorch Hawks in 1st half of 129-120 win Phoenix
Suns might be excused for their defensive lapses. They were putting
most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Suns
achieved season highs in total points, points in a half and assists,
and tied their single-game best for made 3-pointers. Read more here.
March 3, 2014 - Noah leads Bulls to easy 109-90 win against Knicks The
Chicago Bulls were open all over the floor, so Joakim Noah kept
collecting assists. Jumpers for Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich. A dunk
for Taj Gibson, another jumper for Butler, and on and on it went. The
All-Star center put on quite a show. Read more here.
March 1, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 22 preview Game
22 in ABA Adriatic league will start today with three games. Things
getting more and more interesting and exciting as we coming closer to
the end of the regular season. After 21 played games, Crvena Zvezda
Telekom is leader with 17-4 record. Read more here.
March 1, 2014 - Top 16, Round 8 bwin MVP: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona On
Thursday night, Ante Tomic delivered another magnificent display to
claim his second consecutive bwin weekly MVP award. The All-Euroleague
center was again in top form in Top 16 Round 8 to set three new career
highs. Read more here.
March 1, 2014 - Szolnoki Olaj released Warren and welcomed Pilcevic Szolnoki
Olaj made a switch in their squad at the point guard position. They
have released one of the best point guards in the league Willie Warren
and signed with Radenko Pilcevic, who comes from Radnicki Kragujevac.
Read more here.
March 1, 2014 - Ivanovic and Zdovc chose their assistants Half
a year before the beginning of the competitions this summer for both
national teams, basketball federations of Bosnia and Herzegovina and
Slovenia named the assistant coaches for their national teams. Read
March 1, 2014 - National Cups: Cedevita won the title For
the second time in club's history Cedevita became the champion of
Croatian National Cup. They did it by overcoming Zadar in the
semi-final and later the city rival KK Zagreb in the final game. They
won both games convincingly and deservedly won the title. Read more here.
March 1, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 by the numbers There
can be no doubt that Royal Hali Gaziantep stole the limelight in the
EuroChallenge last 16, as they were the only team to complete this
stage undefeated. Oliver Stevic and Royal Hali Gaziantep have made up
for a low-scoring offence with high-pressue defence. Read more here.
March 1, 2014 - EuroLeague Women: Week 14 review The
Australian Opals are blessed with some incredible frontcourt players
and that is best evidenced by the fact that Marianna Tolo has found
herself in a queue to represent her country. Marianna Tolo has been one
of the most consistent inside players in the regular season. Read more here.