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  News archive May 2018


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May 31, 2018 - Luka Samanic first reinforcement of Olimpija
Petrol Olimpija is stronger for the huge Croatian prospect Luka Samanic. 18-year old and 208 cm tall player, that can cover both forward and power forward positions is coming to Ljubljana from Barcelona, where he played for the second squad of the Catalan powerhouse this season. Read more here.

May 31, 2018 - First ever trophy for Mornar
In the game 4 of the Montenegrin National Championship Finals, Mornar have outplayed Buducnost VOLI, won for the third time in the series and have won their first ever club’s trophy! Mornar celebrated with the score of 75:63 in Game 4 and have deservedly celebrated the title in the end. Read more here.

May 30, 2018 - Buducnost adds Coty Clarke
Adriatic League champion Buducnost VOLI Podgorica made its first addition ahead of the 2018-19 season by signing forward Coty Clarke from Russian side Avtodor. Clarke led the VTB United League in performance index rating last season with an average of 22.0 over 26 games. Read more here.

May 30, 2018 - Zvezda beat Partizan and advance to the Finals
Crvena zvezda mts have defeated Partizan NIS on the road and qualified for the 2017-18 Serbian Championship Finals. The hero of the red & white team was Stefan Jankovic who scored 13 out of his 16 points in the last quarter. Read more here.

May 29, 2018 - Petrol Olimpija take the title in Slovenia!
Petrol Olimpija scored a thrilling overtime win against Krka in Game 5 of the 2017-18 Slovenian Championship Finals and therefore became the national champions for the 17th time in club's history. It is also the 2nd national title in a row for the Dragons. Read more here.

May 29, 2018 - CSKA sets up Final Four showdown vs. Zenit
CSKA Russia defeated VEF Latvia at home in Game 3, 99-73. CSKA coasted in Game 3 behind a balanced attack to sweep its quarterfinal series vs. VEF and book a ticket in the Final Four vs. Zenit. CSKA won each quarter, building an 11-point lead at halftime. Read more here.

May 27, 2018 - CSKA makes it two straight vs. VEF
CSKA Russia defeated VEF Latvia at home in Game 2, 100-80. CSKA overcame a slow start on defense to win easily at home, 100-80, and move within a win of the Final Four. Nando De Colo led winners with 20 points. Read more here.

May 27, 2018 - Zenit shuts down Saratov in Game 2
Zenit St. Petersburg defeated Avtodor Saratov on the road in Game 2, 79-73. Avtodor and Zenit were ranked 2nd and 4th, respectively, in scoring during the regular season, but you wouldn’t have known it on Sunday. Read more here.

May 26, 2018 - Shved sinks Loko, Khimki on verge of Final Four
Khimki Moscow Region defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar at home in Game 2, 77-72. Khimki put 3rd-seeded Lokomotiv-Kuban on the brink of elimination, securing a narrow 77-72 win at home in Game 2 behind 32 points from superstar guard Alexey Shved. Read more here.

May 26, 2018 - Jelovac stars, Nizhny upsets UNICS
Nizhny Novgorod defeated UNICS Kazan at home in Game 2, 77-74. Nizhny Novgorod struck back in Game 2 of the quarterfinal series, upsetting #2 seed UNICS at home, 77-74, behind a dominant performance from forward Stevan Jelovac. Read more here.

May 25, 2018 - Kalev wins Estonian championship
VTB United League club Kalev Estonia three-peated as Estonian champs on Thursday. Tallinn swept Tartu, 4-0, in the final series. This is Kalev’s third-straight title and 10th in club history. Kalev forward Kristjan Kangur was named the Finals MVP. Read more here.

May 24, 2018 - CSKA scores Playoff-record 112 to crush VEF
CSKA Russia defeated VEF Latvia on the road in Game 1, 112-83. Due to a scheduling conflict at the Arena Riga, CSKA and VEF opened their quarterfinal series in the coastal town of Liepaja. Nando De Colo led winners with 15 points and 7 assists. Read more here.

May 24, 2018 - Zenit streaks to series lead
Zenit St. Petersburg defeated Avtodor Saratov at home in Game 1, 91-80. Zenit pulled away down the stretch to pick up a Game 1 victory over Avtodor in St. Petersburg. Game 2 will be played in Saratov on Sunday with 5th-seeded Avtodor looking to even the series. Read more here.

May 23, 2018 - Kazan overpowers Nizhny, goes up 1-0
UNICS Kazan defeated Nizhny Novgorod at home in Game 1, 84-66. UNICS held the visitors to 26 points in the first half en route to a dominant 18-point win in Game 1 of the quarterfinals. The home team was led by 16 points each from Melvin Ejim and Evgeny Kolesnikov. Read more here.

May 23, 2018 - Khimki strikes in Krasnodar
Khimki Moscow Region defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar on the road in Game 1, 79-66. Khimki guard Alexey Shved scored a game-high 20 points to go with six assists, but the story of the night was Lokomotiv’s offense, or lack thereof. Read more here.

May 21, 2018 - Doncic chosen Final Four MVP
To complete one of the greatest seasons by a teenager in basketball history, Luka Doncic was chosen Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four MVP after leading Real Madrid to the crown on Sunday night at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. Read more here.

May 21, 2018 - Real Madrid is 2018 EuroLeague champion
Real Madrid became the first team to win 10 EuroLeague titles by defeating Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 85-80 in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia on Sunday. Read more here.

May 21, 2018 - Zalgiris survives CSKA comeback to finish third
Zalgiris Kaunas finished the 2017-18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season in style by holding off a late CSKA Moscow surge to win the third place game 77-79 on Sunday at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. Read more here.

May 18, 2018 - Balanced Madrid holds off CSKA in semifinal
Real Madrid will be playing in the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game after defeating CSKA Moscow 83-92 in the second semifinal at the Final Four at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia on Friday. Read more here.

May 18, 2018 - Muhammed sparks Fenerbahce to semifinal victory over Zalgiris
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul held off three comeback attempts from Zalgiris Kaunas to register a 76-67 victory in the first semifinal of the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four on Friday night at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. Read more here.

May 17, 2018 - The MVP is staying in Podgorica - Buducnost extend contract with Gordic
Buducnost VOLI have extended the contract with Nemanja Gordic until the summer of 2020. Therefore, the MVP of the 2018 ABA League Finals will remain with the blue & white squad at least for two more seasons. Read more here.

May 16, 2018 - CSKA: Westermann undergoes surgery, misses Final Four
CSKA Moscow playmaker Leo Westermann is set to miss the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four due to a back injury, the club announced Wednesday. Westermann (1.98 meters, 25 years old) is set to undergo surgery on Wednesday, the day that his team arrives to the Final Four. Read more here.

May 16, 2018 - Ivanovic with Buducnost VOLI at least until 2020
Nikola Ivanovic has agreed to sign a new two-year contract with Buducnost VOLI and he will therefore stay with the Podgorica squad at least until 2020. Nikola Ivanovic has been one of the key players of the squad led by Aleksandar Dzikic, as they won their club’s first ever ABA League trophy. Read more here.

May 15, 2018 - Stevan Jelovac wins VTB League May MVP
Nizhny Novgorod forward Stevan Jelovac has been named the VTB United League May MVP. Jelovac beat out CSKA guard Sergio Rodriguez and UNICS forward Maurice Ndour for the May MVP. Stevan Jelovac averaged 20.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and an 18.0 efficiency rating. Read more here.

May 13, 2018 - Komolov, Nizhny stun Loko in OT
Nizhny Novgorod defeated Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar at home in overtime, 92-86. Lokomotiv-Kuban demolished Nizhny Novgorod by 30 points in the first meeting of the season, way back on October 28. It was a different story on Saturday. Read more here.

May 13, 2018 - CSKA smashes PARMA, secures #1 seed
CSKA Moscow defeated PARMA Perm on the road, 111-76. CSKA left no doubt in the season finale, running up a 26-point first-half lead en route to a dominant win in Perm. Semyon Antonov led the way with 18 points. Read more here.

May 12, 2018 - Zenit ends Tsmoki’s Playoff dreams
Zenit Russia defeated Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus at home, 83-76. Thanks to Astana’s loss to Avtodor, Tsmoki-Minsk had a chance to clinch its first-ever playoff berth with a win in St. Petersburg. Marko Simonovic led winners with 23 points. Read more here.

May 12, 2018 - Khimki rallies past Enisey on the road
Khimki Moscow Region defeated Enisey Krasnoyarsk on the road, 89-84. Enisey’s injury-riddled campaign came to a merciful end on Saturday afternoon as the Siberians fell 89-84 to Khimki. Khimki finishes the season with a 13-11 record, Read more here.

May 12, 2018 - Avtodor eliminates Astana with 4th-Quarter surge
Avtodor Russia defeated Astana Kazakhstan on the road, 92-75. The home team needed a win in the worst way possible, hoping to slip into the postseason with a victory over Avtodor and a Tsmoki-Minsk loss in St. Petersburg. Read more here.

May 11, 2018 - 2017-18 All-EuroLeague First Team presented by 7DAYS
The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague reached new heights in the 2017-18 season with great drama and amazing performances. At the center of all the excitement are the players, and Euroleague Basketball is pleased to salute the stars that made the season so fantastic. Read more here.

May 11, 2018 - 2017-18 All-EuroLeague Second Team presented by 7DAYS
The five players who grace the 2017-18 All-EuroLeague Second Team presented by 7DAYS were each responsible in their own way for making history and treating fans across Europe to magnificent displays of basketball this season. Read more here.

May 11, 2018 - EuroLeague attendance jumps again in 2017-18 season
The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague has once again attracted more spectators into its arenas all over the continent than ever before. After setting attendance records last season, the unrelenting attraction of fans to the best basketball in Europe only grew over the last seven months. Read more here.

May 9, 2018 - EuroLeague Best Defender: Kyle Hines, CSKA Moscow
The amazing defensive work of Kyle Hines does not go unnoticed by the head coaches of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, who have voted the CSKA Moscow center as the Best Defender Trophy winner for the second time in three years. Read more here.

May 9, 2018 - Red-Hot UNICS sinks Zenit
UNICS Kazan defeated Zenit St. Petersburg on the road, 99-82. UNICS clinched a share of 1st place with a 17-point win in St. Petersburg, closing the season on a seven-game winning streak. Melvin Ejim led the visitors with 16 points and five rebounds. Read more here.

May 9, 2018 - Krasnodar banishes Moscow Region Blues, clinches 3rd Place
Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar defeated Khimki Moscow Region on the road, 90-83. Krasnodar nearly coughed up a 29-point lead in the 4th quarter, but held on to win by seven and snap a five-game losing streak at the BCMO. Read more here.

May 9, 2018 - 2017-18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Rising Star: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid
For the second season in a row, Real Madrid sensation Luka Doncic has been chosen unanimously by Turkish Airlines EuroLeague head coaches as the winner of the competition's Rising Star Trophy. Read more here.

May 8, 2018 - Final Four officials for Belgrade announced
Eight of the most experienced and accomplished officials in the sport have been chosen by Euroleague Basketball to referee the most-important event on the European basketball calendar, the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Belgrade, Serbia, on May 18 and 20. Read more here.

May 8, 2018 - Dusan Alimpijevic is no longer head coach of Crvena zvezda mts
Crvena zvezda mts announced that they have parted ways with head coach Dusan Alimpijevic. The two sides have terminated their contract by mutual agreement. The club also announced that Alimpijevic's 1st assistant Milenko Topic will be coaching the team until further notice. Read more here.

May 7, 2018 - EuroLeague Alphonso Ford Top Scorer: Alexey Shved, Khimki
After a campaign that saw him shatter records and bring his team to new heights, Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region is the winner of the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy for the 2017-18 season. Read more here.

May 7, 2018 - Astana wins Kazakh League
VTB United League club Astana has won the Kazakh championship. Led by head coach Mikhail Karpenko, Astana took down rival Barsy Atyrau in the final series, 3-0 (92-69, 96-79, 80-54). Astana is a six-time Kazakh champion. Read more here.

May 5, 2018 - Avtodor drops Khimki, takes over 5th place
Avtodor Saratov defeated Khimki Moscow Region at home, 104-92. Avtodor blew open a close game late in the 4th quarter courtesy of an 11-0 run. The victory lifts Avtodor into 5th place with two games remaining, 13-9. Khimki drops to 6th, 12-10. Read more here.

May 5, 2018 - Kuban wipes out Enisey’s Playoff hopes
Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar defeated Enisey Krasnoyarsk at home, 106-57. Krasnodar put together one of the dominant performances of the season, outscoring Enisey by a season-high 49 points. Jonas Maciulis led the way for Lokomotiv with 22 points. Read more here.

May 4, 2018 - UNICS glides past PARMA
UNICS Kazan defeated PARMA Perm on the road, 88-81. Led by Jamar Smith’s 16 points, UNICS held on for a seven-point win in Perm, improving to a League-best 21-2. Parma enjoyed big games from Codi Miller-McIntyre (28 points), but it wasn’t enough to avoid a fifth-consecutive loss. Read more here.

May 2, 2018 - Coty Clarke wins April MVP
Avtodor forward Coty Clarke has been named the VTB United League April MVP. The MVP award is presented by ALROSA, a world leader in the diamond industry and Russia’s leading diamond maker. Like a diamond, the MVP has to meet the highest standards in every aspect of the game. Read more here.

May 1, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for April: Brandon Davies, Zalgiris Kaunas
What a month it was for Zalgiris Kaunas big man Brandon Davies! First, in the regular season finale, he had what was his finest EuroLeague performance until then. Next, before the playoffs started, he committed his future to Zalgiris by signing a contract extension through 2020. Read more here.

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