May 31, 2014 - Heat return to NBA Finals, top Pacers 117-92 The
Heat became the third franchise in NBA history to reach the title
series in four consecutive seasons, a laugher of a conference-title
finale getting them there again Friday night. LeBron James and Chris
Bosh each scored 25 points, and Miami eliminated the Pacers for the
third straight year. Read more here.
May 31, 2014 - Akodo, England ready for tough test England
took a big stride forward at the 2013 U18 European Championship,
reaching the second round and finishing ninth overall. However, the
task will be quite a bit more difficult this summer as England prepare
to take on a lethal first round group. Read more here.
May 31, 2014 - Eriksson will keep killing them softly Young
Swedish international Marcus Eriksson made the most of a big
opportunity this year, but his first full season in the Spanish Liga
Endesa has left him with a bitter-sweet taste. Marcus Eriksson is
a product of a currently talent-laden Swedish youth system. Read more here.
May 31, 2014 - Strong start for Myshkin A
fresh chapter for the Russian national team has opened in positive
fashion after new head coach Anatoliy Myshkin masterminded back-to-back
wins against Great Britain. Evgenia Belyakova was influential in her
country's back-to-back warm-up victories over Great Britain. Read more here.
May 30, 2014 - Spurs rout Thunder to take 3-2 lead in West finals Back
at home, this blowout went to the San Antonio Spurs. Now they can
clinch their return to the NBA Finals on the road, where they are the
ones taking the beatings in these wacky Western Conference finals. The
Spurs took a 3-2 lead in it Thursday night after Duncan had 22 points.
Read more here.
May 30, 2014 - USK Prague keep faith with Czech stars ZVVZ
USK Prague are keeping faith with a core of domestic players after
announcing they will retain a quintet of Czech stars, with Ivana
Matovic also expected to complete a switch from Fenerbahce. Read more here.
May 30, 2014 - Palazoglu switches to Fenerbahce Tugba
Palazoglu is making a city switch from Istanbul Universitesi to
Fenerbahce as the EuroLeague Women runners-up continue to assemble
their roster for the 2014-15 campaign. Tugba Palazoglu will join her
fourth Istanbul club when she moves to Fenerbahce. Read more here.
May 30, 2014 - Giannis skips U20 for Senior Greek NT Giannis
Antetokounmpo will not after all assist hosts Greece in their
medal quest at the U20 European Championship, which gets under way on 8
July on Crete. He will instead participate with the Bucks in the NBA
Summer League, which coincides with the U20 European Championship in
July. Read more here.
May 29, 2014 - Nizhny Novgorod rides 3-point explosion in Game 1 In
Game 1 of the VTB League playoff semifinals, Nizhny Novgorod (Russia)
took down Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) at home, 87-81. Both teams were in
the game until the final minutes, before Nizhny closed out the win with
clutch baskets from Semen Antonov. Read more here.
May 29, 2014 - Pacers stay alive with 93-90 Game 5 win over Heat Paul
George went into desperation mode to salvage the Pacers' season. It was
barely good enough. The 24-year-old scored 21 of his 37 points in the
fourth quarter and inspired Indiana to fend off Miami's late challenges
as the Pacers staved off playoff elimination with a 93-90 Game 5
victory. Read more here.
May 28, 2014 - Lakovic confirms retirement from NT Jaka
Lakovic confirmed that his decision to retire from national team duty
is now final, despite having contemplated a potential return during the
past months. 35-year-old player had initially announced his retirement
from international basketball at Stozice Arena in Ljubljana last
September. Read more here.
May 28, 2014 - Continuity assured for Wisla Can-Pack Wisla
Can-Pack have re-signed the spine of their team for the 2014-15
campaign after four players were handed extended deals, in addition to
Courtney Vandersloot being added to the roster. Alexandria Quigley will
return for a second year with Wisla Can-Pack. Read more here.
May 28, 2014 - Italian talisman Galanda calls it a day Giacomo
Galanda, affectionately nicknamed 'Jack' or 'Gek', one of the most
emblematic players of Italian basketball, played on Tuesday his last
game in a career that spanned three decades. The 39-year-old power
forward confirmed his retirement. Read more here.
May 28, 2014 - Westbrook scores 40, Thunder tie series at 2-2 While
accepting the award for himself, Kevin Durant called Russell Westbrook
an MVP-caliber player. And on Tuesday, Westbrook delivered a
championship-caliber effort that got the Oklahoma City Thunder back to
even in the Western Conference finals. Read more here.
May 28, 2014 - Buducnost VOLI champion 8th time in a row Buducnost
VOLI has ended this season's competition in Montenegrin national
championship without a single defeat and won the championship for the
8th time in a row. In the finals, they have swept with Zeta 2011. Read
May 28, 2014 - NIJT star from Real Madrid setting example for Senegal Real
Madrid is well known in Senegal, though that's mainly because of the
Spanish club's soccer team. But 18-year-old Wally Niang is doing his
best to make the people of Dakar take notice of Real Madrid's storied
basketball team as well. Read more here.
May 28, 2014 - First Summer without Iversen for Denmark Denmark
will enter the battle of EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualifying Round Group D
in August with a more than notable absence in their line-up, one of
considerable significance both on the court and in psychological terms.
Read more here.
May 28, 2014 - Poland count on Gortat, Lampe Marcin
Gortat and Maciej Lampe have been included in a 25-strong group of
players which Poland head coach Mike Taylor will involve in EuroBasket
2015 2nd Qualifying Round. Gortat, who is coming off a spectacular
season with the Washington Wizards and is now a free-agent in the NBA.
Read more here.
May 27, 2014 - Eurocup champion Valencia auctions winning jerseys for charity Eurocup
champion Valencia Basket Club has stepped up to collaborate with
victims of severe flooding in the Balkans by auctioning off for charity
the official jerseys worn during the Eurocup Finals earlier this
spring. Read more here.
May 27, 2014 - Levski officially the new member of ABA League family By
signing a contract between the two sides in Sofia Novotel hotel, Levski
has officially become the new member of ABA League. According to the
agreement, they will stay in our competition for three years. Read more
May 27, 2014 - Ndour signs with Fenerbahce Fenerbahce
have landed a major off-season signing, by inking FIBA Europe 2013
Young Women's Player of the Year Astou Ndour for two seasons. Ndour has
been a sensation at youth level for Spain, with a long list of
accolades. Read more here.
May 27, 2014 - Benfica complete treble in Portugal Benfica
have swept Vitoria SC 3-0 in the Portuguese LPB finals to add the
domestic championship title to the national cup and league cup trophies
they had conquered earlier in the season. Benfica had clinched first
place in the regular season with an immaculate 19-1 record. Read more here.
May 27, 2014 - Lugano returns to Swiss Summit Lugano
Tigers bounced back at the weekend from a painful loss in last year's
Swiss LNA league play-offs to reclaim the domestic championship title -
their eighth since the turn of the century. Coach Andrea Petitpierre
and his men outlasted Fribourg 4-3 in the finals series to lift the
trophy. Read more here.
May 26, 2014 - Historic triumph for Lattes Montpellier The
party is still underway for Basket Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration
after they wrapped up a historic maiden French Championship. Geraldine
Robert had 14 points and eight rebounds in the deciding third game for
Lattes Montpellier. Read more here.
May 26, 2014 - Helios will not play in ABA League The
final structure of the 2014/15 ABA League is still to be confirmed
since the national championships have not been finished yet but it is
already confirmed that Slovenian club Helios will not use the wild-card
option. Read more here.
May 26, 2014 - FIBA reinstates Slovak Republic FIBA
on Monday lifted the suspension of the Slovak Basketball Association
Basketball by reinstating it with full rights, paving the way for the
country's national teams and officials to take part in all FIBA
competitions and activities. Read more here.
May 24, 2014 - FIBA family call for Support Turgay
Demirel, Patrick Baumann and Kamil Novak are among the basketball
notaries in Europe and beyond urging the basketball community to rally
together in support of the grief-stricken communities of Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia. Read more here.
May 24, 2014 - Danilo Ostojic rewarded with pro contract A
member of Crvena zvezda Telekom junior team, that has won the junior
Euroleague title at the NIJT F8 Danilo Ostojić, has been rewarded for
his good performances in junior categories with a a 4-year professional
contract. Read more here.
May 23, 2014 - Mutapcic takes charge of Germany Emir
Mutapcic has been named as the new head coach of the senior German
national team, the basketball federation of the country (DBB) confirmed
on Thursday. The 54-year-old Bosnian tactician replaces at the helm
Frank Menz. Read more here.
May 23, 2014 - Kalev/Cramo prolong dominance in Estonia Kalev/Cramo's
firm grip on the Alexela KML League shows no signs of loosening, as the
Tallinn club has lifted its fourth consecutive, and seventh in the last
nine years, Estonian league trophy. The champions swept Tartu
University Rock 4-0 in the finals. Read more here.
May 23, 2014 - Euroleague Basketball mobilizes to help flooding victims In
solidarity with the victims of the flooding that has created a growing
public safety emergency in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and other
regions of the Balkans, Euroleague Basketball is announcing targeted
donations to the area. Read more here.
May 23, 2014 - Another youngster in Union Olimpija A
very good season Gregor Hrovat 819, 196) had in Domzale was a signal
for Union Olimpija to go for him and bring him fot the next four years.
Horvat was playing for Kos Koper as a junior but moved to Domzale in
2011. Read more here.
May 22, 2014 - Igokea is the champion of BiH For
the second season in a row, Igokea have claimed the title of the Bosnia
and Herzegovina champion, after they have eliminated Siroki Primorka in
the final series with the total score of 3:1. The decisive game was
played on Wednesday in Laktasi, where Igosi won a close game 54:51.
Read more here.
May 22, 2014 - Slovenian Basketball solidarity campaign Krka
Novo Mesto and KK Union Olimpija Ljubljana, the finalists of the
Slovenian Telemach league play-offs, have united forces to launch a
commendable solidarity initiative towards flood victims in the Balkans.
Read more here.
May 22, 2014 - Eclectic Travellers Reggio stun Siena To
say that Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, the newly crowned EuroChallenge
champions, are a team that has not travelled particularly well this
season, would be a huge understatement. Ojars Silins collected 14
points in Reggio Emilia's road win on Tuesday evening. Read more here.
May 21, 2014 - Pyrinto crowned Finnish Champions Tampereen
Pyrintö have completed an outstanding domestic season by defeating
Kataja Basket 3-1 in the Korisliiga finals series to claim their third
Finnish league title in five years. The Tampere side had clinched first
place in the Korisliiga regular season with a 38-6 record. Read more here.
May 20, 2014 - Baric ready for the next level Having
long since shed the wonder-kid label when she waved goodbye to her
teens, the time has arrived for Nika Baric to establish herself as a
bona-fide premier European guard. Despite still only being 21, Nika
Baric is entering arguably the most important phase of her career. Read
May 20, 2014 - Menz reverts to German U20 team Coach German
Basketball Federation (DBB) announced that Frank Menz will return to
his role as the head coach of the U20 national team, after a 17-month
spell in charge of the senior side. Currently no decision on the coach
who will replace Menz at the helm of the senior German team. Read more here.
May 20, 2014 - Turic to coach Croatia There
has been an unexpected changing of the guard at the helm of the
Croatian national team with Braslav Turic given the task of leading
Croatia in the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round. Read more
May 19, 2014 - Rice is bwin MVP of 2014 Final Four Tyrese
Rice showed he has the heart of a champion in leading Maccabi Electra
Tel Aviv to the 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague title. His incredible
effort also resulted in being selected bwin MVP of 2014 Final Four in a
vote by accredited media members at the Final Four. Read more here.
May 19, 2014 - Navarro becomes Final Four three-point king Juan
Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona added to his legend at the Euroleague
Final Four in Milan. Navarro made 3 three-pointers in his team’s 93-78
victory over CSKA Moscow in the Third Place Game Sunday at Mediolanum
Foum, thus becoming the three-point king of the Final Four. Read more here.
May 19, 2014 - Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv is the new king of Europe! The
city of Milan was painted yellow as Maccabi Electra bested Real Madrid
98-86 in overtime for its sixth European championship! After hitting
the game-winning layup in the semifinals, Tyrese Rice, who scored 21 of
his 26 points in the 4th quarter and overtime, was named the bwin MVP.
Read more here.
May 19, 2014 - Zvezda is NIJT champion, Stojanovic MVP Once
again, it was proven that nowhere in Europe there is as much talent as
in our region, as Crvena zvezda Telekom has beaten Real Madrid in the
final of Euroleague International Junior Tournament and climbed on the
top of Europe. Read more here.
May 18, 2014 - Navarro makes history as Barcelona claims third place Juan
Carlos Navarro added to his legend by leading FC Barcelona to a 93-78
victory over CSKA Moscow on Sunday in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Final Four Third Place Game at Mediolanum Forum in Milan. Navaro scored
20 points and made 3 of 5 three pointers. Read more here.
May 17, 2014 - Euroleague Final Four 2014 Championship Game preview: Real Madrid vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv A
brilliant 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season will come to an
end in style with a historical showdown between Real Madrid and Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv in the Euroleague Championship Game at Mediolanum
Forum in Milan, Italy on Sunday. Read more here.
May 17, 2014 - Turgay Demirel elected FIBA Europe President Turgay
Demirel is the new President of FIBA Europe for the term of office
2014-2018, elected by the General Assembly of the member federations,
in Munich, Germany. Demirel, 57, is a former Turkish international and
the current President of his country's Basketball Federation. Read more
May 17, 2014 - NIJT: Crvena Zvezda in final against Real Madrid Crvena
zvezda Telekom junior team has finished the group phase of the
Euroleague International Junior Tournament without a scratch, claimed
the first place in Group A and will face Real Madrid in the title game
on Sunday. Read more here.
May 17, 2014 - Madrid to host 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Euroleague
Basketball announced Saturday that the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Final Four will be held at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de
Madrid in the historic basketball city of Madrid from May 15 to 17,
2015. Read more here.
May 16, 2014 - Real Madrid routs Barcelona to make history Real
Madrid returns to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four
Championship Game for a second straight year after once again beating
fierce El Clasico rival FC Barcelona 100-62 in Friday’s semifinals at
Mediolanum Forum in Milan. Read more here.
May 16, 2014 - Maccabi rallies from 15 down to stun CSKA, advance to championship game! Maccabi
Electra booked its date with basketball history as the five-time
continental champion fought back from a 15-point deficit late in the
third quarter to beat CSKA Moscow 67-68. Rice’s basket with 5.5 seconds
left secured Maccabi its spot in Euroleague Final Four Championship
Game. Read more here.
May 16, 2014 - Gortat, Teletovic still stand tall The
NBA play-offs are over for the Washington Wizards of Marcin Gortat and
the Brooklyn Nets of Mirza Teletovic, but both European players have
emerged heavily strengthened from this post-season. Marcin Gortat was
important for his team in the NBA play-offs. Read more here.
May 16, 2014 - Siskauaskas to be named Euroleague Basketball Legend The
career of Ramunas Siskauskas will be celebrated with a special ceremony
at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four at Mediolanum Forum in
Milan, where he is to be anointed a Euroleague Basketball Legend. Read
May 16, 2014 - Rafnsson honoured at Assembly 47
FIBA Europe member federations met in Munich on Friday for the 2014
FIBA Europe General Assembly, where the late President Olafur Rafnsson
was on the minds of all. Rafnsson was remembered at the General
Assembly by being named as an honorary Member of FIBA Europe. Read more
May 16, 2014 - Another win for Crvena Zvezda Telekom at NIJT in Milan Young
players of Crvena Zvezda Telekom reached second straight win at NIKE
International Juniour Tournament in Milan, Italy. They wins over Club
Joventut Badalona 69-67. Congrats Red and whites! Read more here.
May 16, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four semifinals: what the world is waiting for! Here
it is… what each and every Turkish Airlines Euroleague fans has been
waiting for: the 2014 Final Four at Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy!
Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, CSKA Moscow and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
will challenge for the Euroleague title. Read more here.
May 16, 2014 - Statement on EuroBasket 2015 The
Board of FIBA Europe which convened in Munich, Germany on Thursday,
approved a request by the Ukrainian Basketball Federation to postpone
any decision on EuroBasket 2015 until the beginning of June. Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - EFES Euroleague Awards Ceremony triggers start of Milan Final Four Sergio
Rodriguez received his award for a fantastic season when he was named
2013-14 bwin MVP at the EFES Euroleague Awards Ceremony held at Piazza
Duomo. The ceremony was one of the first official acts of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan. Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - One Team and Special Olympics raise the curtain on the Final Four! The
2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan officially tipped
off on a sunny Thursday morning at the Piazza del Duomo, the city’s
historic main square, which served as the perfect background for a
momentous occasion as Euroleague stars and Special Olympic athletes.
Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - Rodriguez voted bwin MVP of the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce that Sergio Rodriguez has been voted
the bwin MVP for the 2013-14 season. Rodriguez received his MVP trophy
Thursday at the EFES Euroleague Awards Ceremony at Piazza del Duomo.
Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - Vasconcelos relying on warrior spirit Portugal
may have went winless last summer but head coach Ricardo Vasconcelos is
hoping his team's fighting qualities can help them improve in next
month's EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round. Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - Spurs beat Blazers, back in West finals The
veteran San Antonio Spurs showed Portland a few things about succeeding
in the playoffs. The biggest lesson was how not to panic when an
All-Star goes down. Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard each scored 22
points. Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - IJT Crvena Zvezda Telekom wins over IJT Cajasol Seville at NIJT In
opening game of 2014 Nike International Junior Tournament IJT team of
Crvena Zvezda Telekom topped IJT team of Cajasol Seville 78-63.
Aranitovic led Crvena Zvezda with 17 points. Congrats Red and Whites!
Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - Heat rally past Nets to East finals, 96-94 LeBron
James leaped onto a courtside table as the postgame celebration was
starting, thumped his chest and punched the air. James scored 29
points, Dwyane Wade added 28 and Ray Allen delivered two huge plays in
the final seconds as the Heat rallied to beat the Brooklyn Nets 96-94.
Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - Television coverage set to break Final Four records Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that TV coverage of the 2014 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan, Italy this weekend has drawn
record interest from broadcasters around the globe. Game coverage of
the Final Four opens Friday with the semifinals. Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - Budivelnyk defend Ukrainian Title Budivelnyk
Kiyv defeated Khimik Yuzhne 85-77 at home in Game 4 of the Ukrainian
Superleague finals on Tuesday night to conquer their second consecutive
league crown. Lavrinovic, who was voted MVP of the finals, collected a
team-high 20 points. Read more here.
May 15, 2014 - Nike International Junior Tournament set for tip off The
basketballs started bouncing in earnest in Milan bright and early on
Thursday morning with the start of the Euroleague Basketball Nike
International Junior Tournament. Follow all the action live on
Euroleague.net from now until champion is crowned at Sunday’s
championship game. Read more here.
May 14, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Semifinal preview: CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv The
2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four starts with a rematch of
the 2006 and 2008 Euroleague finals, as CSKA Moscow and Maccabi Electra
Tel Aviv face each other in a Final Four for the first time in six
years. CSKA beat Maccabi twice this season. Read more here.
May 14, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Semifinal preview: FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid El
Clasico returns to the Final Four for the second consecutive season, as
Real Madrid takes on archrival FC Barcelona in the second Turkish
Airlines Euroleague semifinal at Mediolanum Forum in Milan, Italy, on
Friday. Madrid and Barcelona have faced each other more than 200 times.
Read more here.
May 14, 2014 - Championat becomes official Final Four destination in Russian Euroleague
Basketball and Championat.com, the largest online sports media in
Russia*, are proud to announce a new partnership that makes
Championat.com the official online destination in Russian for Turkish
Airlines Euroleague fans. Read more here.
May 14, 2014 - Thunder rally in final minute to stun Clippers Russell
Westbrook finished off Oklahoma City's stunning comeback. Clippers
coach Doc Rivers believes he should never have had the chance.
Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds
remaining, and the Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit. Read more here.
May 14, 2014 - Wizards stay alive with 102-79 blowout at Indiana The
Wizards were tired of getting shoved around in the Eastern Conference
semifinals. So on Tuesday night, Marcin Gortat and his teammates pushed
back hard. Gortat delivered the best playoff game of his career, 31
points and 16 rebounds. Read more here.
May 14, 2014 - Orenga: 2014 not end of an era for Spain Spain
head coach Juan Antonio Orenga has given a new twist to the widespread
scenario which foresaw a brief return of three heavyweights to the
national team, only for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2014. Read more here.
May 13, 2014 - Sliskovic to step out for Schio Beretta
Famila Schio have signed terms with Croatian national team forward Iva
Sliskovic as they begin the process of shaping their roster for next
season. Fresh from retaining their Italian Championship title, head
coach Miguel Mendez can look forward to working with the 29-year-old
again. Read more here.
May 13, 2014 - No luck for Linkeviciene and Lithuania Within
days of making an eagerly awaited return to Lithuanian national team
duty, Sandra Linkeviciene has been ruled out of the EuroBasket Women
2015 2nd Qualification Round. The 32-year-old, who was expected to
provide the main thrust of the team's challenge, sustained a broken
hand. Read more here.
May 13, 2014 - Zvezda's joungsters to compete for NIJT title During
the Euroleague Final Four tournament in Milan, Italy, the International
Junior Tournament, organized by Euroleague, will take place in the same
city. Crvena zvezda Telekom will be one of the participants, which will
contend for the title of the best junior team of Europe. Read more here.
May 12, 2014 - Torrens headlines changes at UMMC Spanish
star Alba Torrens is moving to where she landed her two EuroLeague
Women titles and MVP awards, after inking a deal to play with UMMC
Ekaterinburg who have announced several roster changes. Read more here.
May 12, 2014 - Milestone for Spanish Legend Reneses Alejandro
(Aito) Garcia Reneses, a man largely responsible for the transformation
of Spanish basketball into a superpower during the last three decades,
has become the first coach to reach the 1,000-game mark in the ACB.
Read more here.
May 12, 2014 - New Era signs exclusive Worldwide deal with Euroleague Basketball New
Era, international lifestyle brand with an authentic sports heritage,
is proud to announce it will be the official headwear partner for
Euroleague Basketball and its highest tier of competitive professional
basketball in Europe, the Euroleague, as well as Euroleague Final Four.
Read more here.
May 12, 2014 - Great Britain hit by Leedham loss Rookie
head coach Peter Buckle could have his hands full in getting Great
Britain to a third successive EuroBasket Women Final Round after being
hit by a number of key absences, including star player Johannah
Leedham. Read more here.
May 12, 2014 - Kings continue to reign in Sweden Sodertalje
Kings completed at the weekend the successful defence of their Swedish
Basketligan title, conquering the league trophy for a second
consecutive year and the third time in their history. Toni Bizaca was
crucial to Sodertalje's title defence, being named MVP of the finals.
Read more here.
May 12, 2014 - Nanterre salvage season with Cup Trophy JSF
Nanterre will not enter the LNB play-offs race this week to defend
their French league title, but the Paris club have still managed to
collect an item of silverware at the end of their 2013/14 campaign.
Trenton Meacham was named MVP of the French Cup final. Read more here.
May 12, 2014 - Bourges Win Cup, Lafargue awarded Tango
Bourges are celebrating snapping a four year drought in the French Cup,
while Basket Landes play-caller Olivier Lafargue has been named LFB
Coach of the Year. Endene Miyem was the hero for Tango Bourges as the
claimed back the French Cup after four years. Read more here.
May 11, 2014 - Barcelona beats Real Madrid Only
6 days before squaring off at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final
Four in Milan, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid clashed in the Spanish
League game. Barcelona dominated, leading from start to finish, and
using big games from Kostas Papanikolaou and Alex Abrines for 86-75
win. Read more here.
May 11, 2014 - Past winners Joventut, Zalgiris lead 2014 NIJT field Two
former champions, defending champ Joventut Badalona and 2003 and 2007
winners Zalgiris Kaunas, are among the eight-team field for the 2014
Nike International Junior Tournament finals, which feature 3 Spanish
teams and a pair of first timers at the Euroleague Final 4 in Milan.
Read more here.
May 11, 2014 - Vucetic will stay in Ljubljana until 2018 The
history should not repeat claim at Union Olimpija, where they made the
first move regarding the team's future and already announced they will
keep the talented power forward Vasilije Vucetic (18, 207)until 2018.
Read more here.
May 11, 2014 - Bertans envisions summers in maroon In
a couple of weeks, Dairis Bertans will find himself in an unusual
position, doing something that breaks away from the routine he had
followed every May in recent years. At around this time during the past
three seasons, Bertans was immersed in the play-off battle of the
Latvian LBL. Read more here.
May 11, 2014 - Estonia ready to shed underdog status Estonia
are ready to pack a punch in Group C of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd
Qualifying Round and that means forgetting about any notion that they
are the underdogs or minnows. Pitched into a pool of teams including
Italy, Portugal and Baltic neighbours Latvia. Read more here.
May 9, 2014 - Spurs roll to 2-0 lead over Trail Blazers Portland
coach Terry Stotts is running out of adjectives and analogies to
describe the San Antonio Spurs' dominance in the second quarter. Kawhi
Leonard scored 20 points, Tony Parker had 16 points and 10 assists, and
San Antonio rolled to a 114-97 victory over the Trail Blazers. Read
May 9, 2014 - Miami tops Nets in Game 2, 94-82 Strange
as it sounds, missing shots worked wonders for the Miami Heat. And
after the Brooklyn Nets went nearly 2 minutes - a basketball eternity -
without the ball down the stretch, Miami would soon find themselves two
wins from another trip to the Eastern Conference finals. Read more here.
May 8, 2014 - 2013-14 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced Just
before the basketball world turns its attention to Milan for the 2014
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, Euroleague Basketball is
pleased to honor 10 of the stars that made this season so spectacular,
the 2013-14 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams. Read more here.
May 8, 2014 - Officials for 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four announced Euroleague
Basketball has selected eight of the leading referees in basketball as
the officials for the 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.
Seven of the eight have previous experience refereeing a Final Four,
including three who oversaw games at last season’s Final Four in
London. Read more here.
May 8, 2014 - Dikeoulakos extends Orenburg stay Nadezhda
Orenburg play-caller George Dikeoulakos has revealed he has agreed a
two year extension and will remain with the EuroLeague Women side until
the summer of 2016. Dikeoulakos has been a success ever since he took
the reins back at the start of last season. Read more here.
May 8, 2014 - TSV Wasserburg ready for next step TSV
Wasserburg remain the dominant force in German women's basketball
having secured their eighth title success since 2004, but now it's time
to step up their impact in Europe. Or at least that is the firm belief
of head-coach Bastian Wernthaler. Read more here.
May 8, 2014 - Westbrook, Durant help Thunder beat Clippers Kevin
Durant stood before his adoring home crowd, proudly holding his MVP
trophy above his head during a pregame ceremony. Durant had 32 points,
12 rebounds and nine assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the
Los Angeles Clippers 112-101 on Wednesday night. Read more here.
May 8, 2014 - Hibbert leads Pacers past Wizards, 86-82 in Game 2 Big
Roy came up with a big answer for his critics and his teammates
Wednesday night. He played like an All-Star when the Pacers really
needed it. After 48 hours of questions and criticism, Roy Hibbert
scored a season-high 28 points, grabbed nine rebounds. Read more here.
May 7, 2014 - Valencia sets several Eurocup Finals records On
its way to a competition-record third Eurocup title, Valencia Basket
Club set a number of records both on defense and offense in the second
leg of the Eurocup Finals series against Unics Kazan on Wednesday. Read
May 7, 2014 - Valencia's Doellman claims Eurocup Finals MVP trophy! Nobody
across the 4,000 kilometers between Valencia, Spain and Kazan, Russia
had any doubt when the series ended on Wednesday with Valencia Basket
Club as champion who exactly had to be the Eurocup Finals MVP. Read
May 7, 2014 - Dominant Doellman leads Valencia to third Eurocup crown Valencia
Basket Club has won its competition-record third Eurocup title after
beating Unics Kazan 73-85 in Game 2 of their two-game finals series.
Valencia swept the series with a 140-165 aggregate score to win the
trophy it previously raised in 2003 and 2010. Read more here.
May 7, 2014 - Bakken, a supreme Danish Dynasty Bakken
Bears have confirmed their utter dominance in Denmark by sweeping
Randers Cimbria in the Basketligaen play-off finals and conquering a
record 14th domestic league title. Kenneth Barker was influential in
guiding Bakken Bears Aarhus to a fourth consecutive Danish title. Read
May 7, 2014 - Euroleague coaches choose Partizan's Bogdanovic for Rising Star Trophy The
basketball factory that is Partizan NIS Belgrade has its second
Euroleague Rising Star Trophy winner, 21-year-old guard Bogdan
Bogdanovic, who has been voted the best young performer of the 2013-14
season by Turkish Airlines Euroleague head coaches. Read more here.
May 7, 2014 - Triumph complete quick-fire turnaround EuroChallenge
finalists Triumph Lyubertsy have become the only team in this season's
VTB United League play-offs to advance to the quarter-finals despite
losing Game 1 of their first-round series. Cory Higgins was awarded for
being the top scorer in the VTB Regular Season. Read more here.
May 7, 2014 - Eurocup Finals, Game 2: the ultimate battle! An
extraordinary 2013-14 Eurocup season, arguably the toughest and most
exciting in competition history, comes to an end with Game 2 of the
Finals. Valencia Basket holds a 13-point lead from Game 1 and looks for
its third Eurocup title, which would set a new competition standard.
Read more here.
May 6, 2014 - Coaches vote Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos this season's Best Defender After
putting together one of the more memorable rookie seasons in
competition history, Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos Piraeus has been
voted the 2014 Best Defender Trophy winner by Turkish Airlines
Euroleague head coaches. Read more here.
May 6, 2014 - Valencia opens home court to fans for Game 2 in Kazan Not
one, but two arenas will be entertaining big crowds for the last battle
of the Eurocup season on Wednesday as Valencia Basket Club has
announced plans fill its home court with fans - even though the game
will be held more than 4,000 kilometers away in Kazan, Russia! Read
May 6, 2014 - End of the season for Deividas Gailius Lithuanian
forward Deividas Gailius, one of the key players in the squad led by
Ales Pipan, has already ended this season, the club from Ljubljana
announced. The club from Ljubljana also announced, that they will not
terminate the contract with the player at this point. Read more here.
May 6, 2014 - Choices to make for Jovanovic FYR
of Macedonia head coach Goran Jovanovic is facing a dilemma over his
two naturalised options ahead of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd
Qualifying Round. Krisi Givens played an important role for the F.Y.R.
of Macedonia national team. Read more here.
May 6, 2014 - Galatasaray odeabank end TKBL drought Monday
evening was an epic one for Galatasaray odeabank after they sealed the
most productive season in their history by ending a 13-year wait to
land the Turkish League Championship. Sancho Lyttle was once more
influential in the big moments for Galatasaray. Read more here.
May 6, 2014 - Linkeviciene and Sulciute back on board Having
taken over the reins of the Lithuanian national team, Mantas Sernius
could have two of his star players back in the mix for the EuroBasket
Women 2015 2nd Qualifying Round. Sandra Linkeviciene and Egle Sulciute
are back on board after their respective maternity leave expired. Read
May 6, 2014 - Kayseri swoop for Nicholls and Jalcova Kayseri
Kaski spor are already building for next season after inking contracts
with Spanish national team forward Laura Nicholls and BK Imos Brno
guard, Ivana Jalcova. Nicholls has been the standout player for Rivas
Ecopolis both in EuroLeague Women and also in Liga Femenina. Read more here.
May 5, 2014 - Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy goes to Keith Langford, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan The
first of the 2013-14 EFES Euroleague Awards, the Alphonso Ford Top
Scorer Trophy, has been won by EA7 Emporio Armani guard Keith Langford,
whose point-scoring exploits this season helped bring an unheralded
team to the brink of a surprise Final Four appearance. Read more here.
May 5, 2014 - Perfect Weekend for Szolnoki, Reggio Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia and Szolnoki Olaj achieved at the weekend their
primary targets in the regular season of the Italian Serie A and the
Hungarian 1st Division, respectively. Szolnoki clinched the top spot in
the second stage of their domestic league competition. Read more here.
May 5, 2014 - Second Round for European ring hunters European
contingent in the NBA play-offs has been reduced from 31 to 14 players
after the conclusion of the first round of the post-season. None the
less, a big part of those remaining European internationals retains
strong options not only to advance past the conference semi-finals.
Read more here.
May 5, 2014 - Inbar keeps his options open Recently
appointed Israeli play-caller Adnan Inbar is keeping his options open
ahead of the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualifying Round after inviting
24 players to try and make the final roster. He is also open-minded
about the naturalised spot too. Read more here.
May 5, 2014 - Prague, Schio retain titles Not
missing a beat for the entire season takes an incredible effort on all
counts, but perfection is exactly what ZVVZ USK Prague have achieved
after they completed a flawless 2013-14 by retaining their ZBL
Championship crown. Read more here.
May 4, 2014 - Clippers hold off Warriors 126-121 to win Game 7 Blake
Griffin scored 24 points, Chris Paul had 22 points and 14 assists, and
the Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 126-121 in Game 7 on
Saturday night to win their thrilling first-round playoff series. Jamal
Crawford scored 22 points for the third-seeded Clippers. Read more here.
May 4, 2014 - Thunder beat Grizzlies 120-109 in Game 7 Kevin
Durant got back to playing like he's used to against a Memphis team
that had to change things up at the worst possible time. Durant scored
33 points, Russell Westbrook had a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City
Thunder beat the Grizzlies 120-109 in Game 7. Read more here.
May 3, 2014 - 2014 Final Four Milan NIJT: Players to Watch At
the Nike International Junior Tournament in Milan, from May 15 to May
18, eight teams will battle to become the European junior club
champion. Here's a look at one player from each team to keep an eye on
with the tournament less than a fortnight away. Read more here.
May 3, 2014 - Tabak shares knowledge at Clinic Former
European and NBA champion and ex-Laboral coach Zan Tabak accepted an
invitation by FIBA Europe and took part in the coaching clinic at the
2014 Albert Schweitzer Tournament, using the opportunity to stay in the
game and share experience with other coaches. Read more here.
May 3, 2014 - Door opens for rising star Zandalasini Italy
have continued their EuroBasket Women 2013 strategy of putting faith in
young players with rising star Cecilia Zandalasini included in a
preliminary list for the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualifying Round.
Read more here.
May 3, 2014 - Post-Bologna blues for Reggio, Gaziantep EuroChallenge
champions Reggio Emilia and Royal Hali Gaziantep, who finished third in
the competition, have both suffered a harsh landing upon their return
to domestic league action. For Gaziantep the loss was more painful, as
after falling 73-68 to Trabzonspor Medical Park at home. Read more here.
May 3, 2014 - 3X3 European Championships, Qualifiers groups set FIBA
Europe announced qualifier groups for the inaugural 3x3 European
Championships which are set to take place in Bucharest, from 5-7
September. 32 national federations who have applied to play in the 3x3
European Championships have been drawn to play in one of the three
qualifiers. Read more here.
May 3, 2014 - 3x3 EuroTour, Spalding sign partnership FIBA
Europe and Spalding have announced a partnership for the 2014 3x3
EuroTour, giving Spalding the status of Official Ball Supplier for the
Tour. The agreement means that the Spalding TF33 will be used as the
official game ball at the various events this summer. Read more here.
May 2, 2014 - Road to Milan: Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv One
of the winningest franchises in European basketball, Maccabi Electra
Tel Aviv checks into Milan for its 12th Final Four appearance and first
in three years since reaching the championship game in 2011. The only
team this season to win a playoff series without home-court advantage.
Read more here.
May 2, 2014 - Eurocup Finals Game 1 MVP: Justin Doellman, Valencia Basket Club With
one of the best performances by a player in Eurocup Finals history,
Justin Doellman of Valencia Basket Club helped his team take a step
towards a Eurocup title while claiming Eurocup Finals Game 1 MVP
honors. Read more here.
May 2, 2014 - The Final Four Fan Zone is coming to Piazza del Duomo! The
next generation of basketball fan experiences will accompany the 2014
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four to the capital of fashion with
the Fan Zone at Milan's famous Piazza del Duomo from May 15 to 18. This
season's Fan Zone will be the biggest and best to date. Read more here.
May 2, 2014 - Roman Lisac: "Playoffs are necessary" After
the end of the Belgrade Final Four tournament, GM of ABA League Roman
Lisac spoke about his impressions and also some of the changes, that
ABA League is considering for the forthcoming seasons in terms of the
competition format. Read more here.
May 2, 2014 - Valencia Basket One Team program takes court at Eurocup Finals Euroleague
Basketball's corporate social responsibility program One Team took
center stage at Eurocup Finals on Thursday night in Valencia, when
Valencia Basket Club hosted Unics Kazan in Game 1 of their two-way
finals series. Read more here.
May 2, 2014 - Warriors outlast Clippers 100-99, force Game 7 Stephen
Curry scored 24 points and dished out nine assists, and the Warriors
forced a winner-take-all series finale by outlasting the Clippers
100-99 Thursday night. Andre Iguodala added 15 points, and Draymond
Green had 14 points and 14 rebounds for the Warriors. Read more here.
May 2, 2014 - Thunder force Game 7, beat Grizzlies 104-84 Kevin
Durant insisted the Thunder facing elimination was all the motivation
he needed. Thanks to the NBA's best scorer, the Thunder remain alive
and can finish off the Memphis Grizzlies back in Oklahoma City. Read
May 1, 2014 - Doellman helps Valencia win big in Game 1 Valencia
Basket Club led from start to finish in taking the upper hand in the
Eurocup Finals with an 80-67 win over Unics Kazan in Game 1 of the
two-leg series on Thursday in Valencia. Justin Doellman scored 28
points. Read more here.
May 1, 2014 - Jordi Bertomeu meets media at Eurocup Finals Euroleague
Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu met the press shortly
before the start of the Eurocup Finals at Pabellon Fuente de San Luis
in Valencia, Spain. Bertomeu made an opening statement and also took a
number of questions from the media members. Read more here.
May 1, 2014 - Road to Milan: CSKA Moscow When
it comes to consistent excellence in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
this century, one name leads the list: CSKA Moscow. A perennial
Euroleague favorite, CSKA used another phenomenal season to return to
the Final Four for the 11th time in the last 12 years. Read more here.
May 1, 2014 - Eurocup Finals, Game 1: The party starts in Valencia! The
Eurocup Finals 2014 are here! The two-game, home-and-away series tips
off Thursday when Valencia Basket Club hosts Unics Kazan. The series
winner, based on aggregate score difference when both games are
finished, will be crowned Eurocup champion. Read more here.
May 1, 2014 - Road to Milan: Real Madrid With
eight continental crowns on display in its trophy case, Real Madrid is
already the most successful club in Euroleague history. Los Blancos
land in Milan boasting a high-octane offense that has been too much to
handle for just about every team on the continent. Read more here.
May 1, 2014 - UMMC and TTT Riga Triumph UMMC
Ekaterinburg and TTT Riga have both won their domestic championships,
with the former retaining their prized title and Riga returning to the
top of Latvian basketball for the first time in three years. Gruda
scored 24 points with a terrific 10 of 15 from the field.. Read more here.