February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Real Madrid 76 - 73 Brose Baskets Bamberg Real
Madrid remained undefeated at home in the 2013 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season with a 76-73 win over Brose Baskets Bamberg, but it
took everything it had to defeat the brave German champs.
February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, FC Barcelona Regal 71 - 69 BC Khimki MR FC
Barcelona Regal took another step towards the Euroleague Playoffs from
Top 16 Group F by downing BC Khimki Moscow Region 71-69 at home on
Thursday. Barcelona improved to 8-1, leads Group F and has all but
mathematically sealed a ticket to the playoffs.
February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Montepaschi Siena 87 - 69 Fenerbahce Ulker Montepaschi
Siena returned to its winning ways in streaking past Fenerbahce Ulker
87-69 in Group F of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. Aleksandar
Rasic came off the bench to go 4 for 4 on three-pointers in scoring a
team-high 16 points for Siena.
February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Caja Laboral Vitoria 62 - 66 Maccabi Electra Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv outlasted Caja Laboral Vitoria in a Group F thriller
62-66 Thursday night at Fernando Buesa Arena to storm back into the
playoff hunt. Maccabi won back-to-back games for the first time in the
Top 16 to improve to 4-5.
February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Besiktas JK 60 - 79 Olympiacos Piraeus Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champs Olympiacos Piraeus picked up its
fifth consecutive win after downing Besiktas JK Istanbul 60-79 at Abdi
Ipekci Arena on Thursday. The Reds improved to 6-3 in Group F. Read
February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16 Game 9 With
five games today, and three more tomorrow, competition in Turkish
Airlines Euroleague TOP 16 will enter in Week 9. As usual, we are happy
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February 28, 2013 - The Greens take the court for One Team The
One Team programme is fully underway across Europe with clubs engaging
their communities with a range of needs assessments and drills to deal
with prevalent social issues. This week we take a look at Panathinaikos
February 28, 2013 - Kurasova is Play-Offs Day 3 MVP Oleksandra
Kurasova has earned Play-Off Day 3 honours but it will be of
little consolation to the Ukrainian forward, with Rivas Ecopolis
European season coming to a halt in overtime at the hands of Famila
February 28, 2013 - Andersen admits Fenerbahce are playing for pride Fenerbahce
forward David Andersen admits that his side are playing only for pride
ahead of his return to the Palaestra tonight to face Montepaschi Siena.
The Turkish side are still not statistically eliminated from the
Euroleague Top 16.
February 28, 2013 - 2013 Final Eight Line-Up complete Bourges
Basket and Famila Schio completed the line-up of teams that will fight
for the EuroLeague Women 2013 title in the Final Eight in Ekaterinburg,
Russia. Famila Schio eliminated last year's runners-up Rivas Ecopolis
after a hard-fought 79-75 overtime win.
February 27, 2013 - Bourges edge Wisla, book Last F8 spot Bourges
Basket made amends for missing out on last year's Final Eight by
punching the last remaining ticket this time around, with a hard-fought
66-59 success against Wisla Can-Pack. Endene Miyem recorded a
double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds.
February 27, 2013 - Schio return to F8 after Overtime drama Famila
Schio sealed consecutive EuroLeague Women Final Eight places after
their Italian contingent starred in a thrilling 79-75 overtime success
against last year's finalists Rivas Ecopolis. Laura Macchi led the way
for Famila Schio with 23 points.
February 27, 2013 - Kataja's Flowers is Last 16 Week 6 MVP Conventional
wisdom says that a team which faces a do-or-die game needs its key
players to deliver a big performance in order to win, but in practice
it is a bit more complicated than that. Jermaine Flowers had efficiency
index rating of 31 to earn Last 16 Week 6 MVP honours.
February 27, 2013 - Last gasp triumph tastes sweeter Advancing
to the quarter-final play-offs of the competition means much more to
Joensuun Kataja, Paris Levallois and Khimik Yuzhne, that punched their
ticket on the final day of the Last 16, than to teams who had done
their homework early.
February 27, 2013 - Zadar signs Dwight Thorne Zadar
signed for the season Dwight Thorne. The American player started the
season with Peristeri averaging 10.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.1apg in 17 games
in Greek A1. Zadar in big problems in ABA Adriatic league with 7-15
February 27, 2013 - Hapoel Tel-Aviv signs Anthony Goods Hapoel
Tel-Aviv (Winner League) signed 26-year old American guard Anthony
Goods. He started the season in BC Kyiv in Ukraine. In 30 Superleague
games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg
February 27, 2013 - EuroChallenge Quarter-Final pairings Basketball
fans could keep their calculators in their pockets on Tuesday night
with a number of one-sided encounters making the EuroChallenge Last 16
final standings relatively straightforward.
February 27, 2013 - Telekom made to fight for win Telekom
Baskets wrapped up their successful EuroChallenge Group L campaign with
an 86-72 victory but they were made to work for it by Tsmoki-Minsk.
Having already secured their place in the quarter-finals alongside
fellow German club EWE Baskets.
February 27, 2013 - Oldenburg hold off Okapi EWE
Baskets Oldenburg warmed up for the quarter-finals of the EuroChallenge
by dispatching Okapi Aalstar 82-74 in their final Group L game. With
the final standings already set - EWE Baskets sure of first and Okapi
of third - there was nothing but pride riding on this game.
February 26, 2013 - Paris edge Szolnoki to advance Paris
Levallois used a strong third quarter to come back and claim a
hard-fought 80-74 road victory over Szolnoki Olaj in the
winner-takes-all clash for a place in the last eight of the
February 26, 2013 - Krzyzewski done with Team USA after 7 years Duke
coach Mike Krzyzewski will not return to coach USA Basketball after the
Blue Devils' season, he said Tuesday. Krzyzewski was hired by Colangelo
in the wake of the team's disappointing sixth-place finish at the 2002
worlds in Indianapolis.
February 26, 2013 - Kataja down Karsiyaka to advance Joensuun
Kataja snuck into the quarter-finals of the EuroChallenge with an 87-79
victory over Pinar Karsiyaka. They did the hard work themselves,
though, slowly building a lead that reached as many as 19 early in the
February 26, 2013 - Dennis Rodman is touring North Korea on a diplomatic mission Rodman
is joining three members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team
and a VICE correspondent for a news show on North Korea that will air
on HBO later this year, VICE producers told The Associated Press in an
exclusive interview Tuesday before they landed.
February 26, 2013 - Khimik claim Quarters place BC
Khimik Yuzhne blew away the Norrkoping Dolphins 81-51 to secure their
place in the quarter-finals of the EuroChallenge. At tip-off, both
teams stood a chance of advancing from Group K but Khimik wasted no
February 26, 2013 - Krasnye top Tofas to remain unbeaten Krasnye
Krylia kept their unbeaten record in Group K of the EuroChallenge as
they saw off Tofas SC 86-65 to finish the Last 16 round at 6-0. While
Krasnye were long since assured of their place in the quarter-finals.
February 26, 2013 - EuroBasket Referee nominations announced FIBA
Europe has announced the list of nominated referees, commissioners and
referee instructors for the upcoming EuroBasket Women and EuroBasket,
respectively. A total of 27 referees were nominated for EuroBasket
Women 2013, including nine female referees.
February 26, 2013 - Ohlbrecht joins NBA's European legion The
24-year-old forward/center signed a multi-year (three-year long
according to some sources) contract with the Houston Rockets and will
join on the team two other European big men, Turkey's Ömer Asik and
Lithuania's Donatas Motiejunas.
February 26, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 22 Led
by Aleksa Popovic, Eurocup quarterfinalist Buducnost Voli Podgorica
picked up an important 60-72 away victory at Zadar to move into sole
possession of the third place in the Adriatic League standings.
February 26, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 24 With
league leader Brose Baskets Bamberg playing Monday, Top 16 team Alba
Berlin and Eurocup quarterfinalist ratiopharm Ulm picked up victories
to improve to league’s second-best 15-7 record. Ulm beat visiting BBC
February 26, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 18 Powerhouses
Panathinaikos and Olympiacos built on their Euroleague Top 16 success,
picking up convincing victories in the Greek League. Olympiacos smashed
Peristeri 105-57 to improve to a league-best 16-1.
February 26, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 19 League
co-leader Fenerbahce Ulker had a coaching change while awaiting its
all-Euroleague clash against Besiktas JK Istanbul on Monday, meanwhile
Anadolu Efes got back on the winning track in the domestic competition,
downing last place Antalya 96-71.
February 26, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 20 BCM
Gravelines took a thrilling 71-68 home win Saturday over fourth-place
Le Mans to stay atop the French League table with 15-5 record. Le Mans
led 30-38 at halftime, but in the third quarter Gravelines took off on
a 23-13 run to lead 53-51.
February 26, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 judgement day preview Whether
you enjoy watching top-level basketball, take pleasure in the drama
that make-or-break situations provide, or simply have an inkling for
advanced mathematics, you cannot afford to miss a moment of the final
day of the Last 16 on Tuesday.
February 25, 2013 - Caja Laboral releases Cabezas Caja
Laboral Vitoria announced Monday that veteran guard Carlos Cabezas has
been released, effective immediately. Cabezas, 32, joined the club over
the summer and took part in 14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games,
during which he averaged 4.9 points.
February 25, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Analysis: Unics Kazan vs. Valencia Basket The
only two previous Eurocup champions alive in the competition meet in
this exciting quarterfinals clash. Unics Kazan, the 2011 Eurocup
winner, won Group L with a 4-2 record. Valencia, a two-time champ, was
the Group J runner-up with a 4-2 record.
February 25, 2013 - EuroBasket 2013 Schedule Announced FIBA
Europe and the EuroBasket 2013 Local Organising Committee announced,
official competition schedule of the event which is to be played in
Slovenia, 4-22 September. Tip-off times of the day's 3 games in each of
the First Round groups are identical 14:30, 17:45 and 21:00.
February 25, 2013 - ABA League – Clarification Regarding Clubs Participating in the 2013-14 Euroleague Euroleague
Basketball would like to clarify the qualification criteria for the
clubs coming from the ABA League to participate in the 2013-14
Euroleague. Euroleague Basketball would also like to correct the
statements made by Mr. Josip Bilic, ABA League CEO.
February 25, 2013 - EuroChallenge Roundup: Morale Boosts For 3 Contenders Three
of the eight teams that are involved in do-or-die games on the final
day of EuroChallenge Last 16 action will enter the fight with their
morale high, following victories on the domestic front at the weekend.
February 25, 2013 - EuroCup Women clubs claim Cup success There
were a number of Cup Finals played out across Europe, with a trio of
EuroCup Women clubs all celebrating clinching of domestic silverware.
There was delight for Partizan Galenika as they cruised to a 103-71 win
vs. Radivoj Korac in the Milan Ciga Vasojevic Serbian Cup.
February 25, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 22 All
four Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams picked up victories in Week 22
of the Spanish League, and so did Eurocup quarterfinalist Uxue Bilbao
Basket. Caja Laboral got back to its winning ways, picking up 13th win
in last 14 league matches by downing Gran Canaria 85-74.
February 25, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 20 Pallacanestro
Cantu took a 67-60 success in the Italian League classic with
first-place Cimberio Varese to raise its record to 13-7, tied for
fourth place in the table. Varese fell into a first-place tie with
Banco di Sardegna Sassari at 16-4 each.
February 25, 2013 - Polish League, All Star game Polish
stars beat the Czech stars 109-104 in an All Star exhibition game that
took place Wroclaw on Sunday. The team selected from Tauron Basket Liga
players made a 12-2 run in the first quarter to take 27-20 lead.
February 25, 2013 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 32 Budvielnik
routing Cherkasy 90-75 to raise its record to 25-7 and stay well atop
the Ukrainian League table. A shining first half that ended 55-41 broke
the game. Leo Lyons contributed 23 points and Artur Drozdov 13 for the
February 25, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Analysis: Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica Lokomotiv
Kuban was the top team in the Last 16 with a 5-1 record to win Group K.
Moreover, Coach Evgeny Pashutin’s side led the phase in average index
performance rating (102.7), assists (21.5 apg.) and with the fewest
rebounds allowed (27.5 rpg.).
February 24, 2013 - Simone Pianigiani quits Fenerbahce The
big-spenders Fenerbahce Ulker will have to look for a new coach to lead
the team after Simone Pianigiani announced his resignation due to
personal reasons. Despite bringing some of the top players in Europe
last summer the Turkish side is struggling season in Euroleague.
February 24, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom demolished Mega Vizura and won NIJT in Belgrade Crvena Zvezda Telekom won its third consecutive Belgrade NIJT title!
Tournament host Zvezda defeated Mega Vizura 88-56 in the Belgrade derby
final game on Sunday in Zeleznik, and has automatically qualified for
its third consecutive final round appearance.
February 24, 2013 - INSEP topped Partizan mt:s in NIJT third place game INSEP
of France won the third place at the Belgrade NIJT after rallying from
18 points down to beat Partizan mt:s Belgrade 79-71 in the bronze medal
game on Sunday. Charly Pontens scored a tournament-high 33 points to
help INSEP finish on a winning note.
February 24, 2013 - 2013 Belgrade NIJT, Day 3 Day
2 of the 2013 Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade finished
with two finalists: Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Mega Vizura Belgrade,
Sunday at 14:15 CET in a Belgrade derby that will be worth a ticket to
February 24, 2013 - Union Olimpija surprised Partizan mt:s in Belgrade In
Game 22 in ABA Adriatic league, Union Olimpija wins over Partizan mt:s
in road game with 73-71. Good game for Union Olimpija and very
important win. Partizan mt:s played with a lot of ups and downs, and
looked pretty confused in some moments in this game.
February 24, 2013 - LeBron's triple-double lifts Heat over 76ers Before
he took a seat on the bench, LeBron James made sure to grab one more
rebound. James had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 35th
career triple-double and the Miami Heat cruised to their 10th straight
win, 114-90 over the Philadelphia 76ers.
February 24, 2013 - Wizards fend off Rockets' 3s for 105-103 win The
Rockets dominated early with an impressive 3-point shooting display and
finished with more attempts than any NBA team this season. The Wizards
countered by going big and going inside and it paid off when the former
league laughingstock took down another winning team.
February 23, 2013 - Cedevita broken in Hungary Szolnoki
Olaj shocked Cedevita on Saturday and is on a good way to escape the
last position on the standings. With this win, Szolnoki Olaj improved
to 7-15 record, and Cedevita dropped to 12-10 record.
February 23, 2013 - Worthington back in Australia Radnicki
will play some very important games in the upcoming weeks but without
center Mark Worthington. The Australian giant injured his shoulder and
will have to undergo the surgery, which is why he returned to his
homeland, where he will continue his rehabilitation.
February 23, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Analysis: Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. ratiopharm Ulm Uxue
Bilbao Basket rolls into the Eurocup Quarterfinals on a four-game
winning streak and as the Group J winner with a 4-2 record, including
three wins by double-digit margins. Bilbao also boasts the best record
in the Eurocup so far this season with 10 wins and just 2 losses.
February 23, 2013 - Tina Charles is Play-Offs Day 2 MVP It
was a bittersweet Friday night for Wisla Can-Pack's center Tina
Charles, as she delivered another remarkable double-double performance,
but could not prevent her team's defeat. Having won their first
EuroLeague Women play-off game at Bourges Basket in dramatic fashion.
February 23, 2013 - Hernandez parts ways with Wisla Spanish
play-caller Jose Hernandez has left his position at Wisla Can-Pack by
mutual consent meaning he will not be at the helm for the EuroLeague
Women play-off series decider against Bourges in France on Wednesday.
February 23, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 8 bwin tri-MVPs: Devin Smith, Roko Ukic and Luka Zoric For
the first time in over two years, the weekly MVP honor is shared by
three players! Devin Smith of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Roko Ukic of
Panathinaikos Athens and Luka Zoric of Unicaja Malaga all played
significant roles in their respective team’s victories.
February 23, 2013 - 2013 Belgrade NIJT, Day 2 Day
1 of the 2013 Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade saw four
teams stand out with 2-0 records: Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Mega Vizura
in Group A; INSEP and Partizan mt:s Belgrade in Group B.
February 23, 2013 - Kosice Clinch Debut F8 Place Plenette
Pierson and Allie Quigley headlined once again for Good Angels Kosice
as the Slovakian club reached their first EuroLeague Women Final Eight
after a 74-64 victory at Perfumerias Avenida wrapped up the series
against the 2011 champions.
February 23, 2013 - Palau, Snell Fire Polkowice To F8 The
party is underway for CCC Polkowice after a fantastic 28 point haul
from Belinda Snell and a great overall performance by Laia Palau
catapulted them to Final Eight after a 76-70 home floor win against
February 23, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Analysis: Budivelnik Kiev vs. Spartak St. Petersburg Budivelnik
enters the Eurocup Quarterfinals as the Group I champion with a 4-2
record. Spartak was the Group K runner-up at 3-3, though its nine wins
this season are tied for second most in the competition. Both teams
have been particularly strong at home.
February 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Real Madrid 77 - 72 Alba Berlin Real
Madrid needed to resist a second comeback by Alba Berlin to hold on at
home for a 77-72 victory on Friday and keep its share of first place in
Top 16 Group E. Madrid survived a scare to raise its record to 7-1,
tied with Anadolu Efes Istanbul for first place.
February 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 74 Caja Laboral Olympiacos
Piraeus led from start to finish in routing Caja Laboral Vitoria 82-74
at the Peace and Friendship Stadium to remain tied for third place in
Top 16 Group F. The defending champs improved to 5-3, while dropping
Vitoria to fifth place at 4-4.
February 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 63 - 60 CSKA Moscow Anadolu
Efes Istanbul registered a pivotal win in Top 16 Group E by edging CSKA
Moscow 63-60 at home on Friday. Efes improved to 7-1 and registered its
seventh consecutive win in Group F. CSKA dropped to 5-3 and is tied
with Panathinaikos for third place.
February 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, BC Khimki Moscow Region 87 - 56 Besiktas JK BC
Khimki Moscow Region got back to its winning ways on its home court
with a comfortable 87-56 win over Besiktas JK Istanbul on Friday
afternoon. It was Khimki’s seventh victory in eight home games this
season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
February 22, 2013 - Kleiza health alarm goes off in Lithuania Lithuania
head coach Jonas Kazlauskas could very well be thinking that he should
call his predecessor, Kestutis Kemzura, at some point soon, to ask him
for advice. According to media reports in the Baltic country, Linas
Kleiza is struggling with his return from injury.
February 22, 2013 - NBA deals only affect Udrih, Calderon The
NBA transfer deadline came and went on Thursday night and left only two
players of the sizeable European contingent in the league looking for
carton boxes to pack their stuff and move house.
February 22, 2013 - Kirilenko retires from National team FIBA
Europe Player of the Year for 2012 Andrei Kirilenko made public on
Thursday his decision to retire from the Russian national team, for
family reasons. The Russian super star however left a window open to
reconsider his retirement from international duty in the future.
February 22, 2013 - 2013 Belgrade NIJT is underway! The
last qualifying tournament for the future stars, in Belgrade, will go
on until Sunday. The second decade of the Euroleague Basketball Nike
International Junior Tournament brings this showcase for young players
from around the world to a new and special place.
February 22, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 22 preview Game
22 in ABA Adriatic league will start today with only one game. Three
games will be played tomorrow, Saturday, February 23. At Sunday,
February 24, two more games, and finally at Monday, February 25, one
February 22, 2013 - Diamantidis is new Euroleague steals king He
had already long cemented his place in Euroleague lore with his
fantastic list of achievements, and now Panathinaikos guard Dimitris
Diamantidis has a new crowning feat. On Thursday against Zalgiris in
Kaunas, Lithuania, he became the competition’s career leader in steals.
February 22, 2013 - Split signed Sirisicevic After
Filip Kruslin broke his leg Split signed a new player Ivan Siriscevic
with whom it will try to fill the gap in the team. He is Split's
ex-player, who grew up in the club and has been playing in Austria,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and Romunia since he left Split.
February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Zalgiris Kaunas 73 - 78 Panathinaikos Athens Panathinaikos
Athens picked up a huge 73-78 away win over Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday
night as Roko Ukic scored 11 of his 21 points in the final six minutes
and Dimitris Diamantidis set the all-time Euroleague steals record.
February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Brose Baskets 65 - Unicaja Malaga 68 Brose
Baskets Bamberg missed a pair of three-point shots to tie the game in
the final seconds before Unicaja escaped from Stechert Arena with a
65-68 victory on Thursday. The win lifted Unicaja to 4-4 to remain in
fifth place in Top 16 Group E, while Bamberg remained winless.
February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Maccabi Electra 92 - 61 Montepaschi Siena Maccabi
Electra rejuvenated its playoffs hopes with a 92-61 pasting off
Montepaschi Siena on Thursday night at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Devin
Smith and Yogev Ohayon each scored 19 to pace the Israeli champs, who
improved to 3-5 in Top 16 Group F.
February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Fenerbahce Ulker 60 - 99 Barcelona Regal FC
Barcelona sent a message that echoed all through Top 16 Group F by
downing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 60-99 in Turkey on Thursday.
Barcelona improved to 7-1 to remain atop Group F. Fenerbahce dropped to
2-6 and saw its playoff hopes take a serious hit.
February 21, 2013 - Andreja Milutinovic, Crvena Zvezda Telekom part ways As
it was rumored in last days, maybe weeks, it is finally confirmed
today. Andreja Milutinovic is not player of Crvena Zvezda Telekom
anymore. I must say that I am very disappointed because he didn’t get
chance in this season to prove his extraordinary talent.
February 21, 2013 - LeBron: Drazen best Non-US player ever Former
Croatian and Yugoslavia legend Drazen Petrovic died tragically in a car
accident in Germany almost 20 years ago, on 7 June 1993, four months
before reaching the age of 29. He was nicknamed Mozart early on in his
February 21, 2013 - Die-Hard Kataja want fairytale to go on Not
for the first time this season, Joensuun Kataja had a pleasant surprise
in store for their loyal fans on Tuesday night. Trailing Gaz Metan
Medias by 16 points in the third quarter, defeat and abandoning all
hope for a top-two finish in Last 16 Group I.
February 21, 2013 - Besiktas JK lands Ricky Minard On
the eve of the deadline to register new players to play in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season, Besiktas JK Istanbul announced the addition
of small forward Ricky Minard until the end of the campaign. Minard
SAIE3 Virtus Bologna of Italy.
February 21, 2013 - CSKA releases Christmas, re-registers Papaloukas On
the deadline for Euroleague roster changes this season, CSKA Moscow
announced that it has released shooting guard Dionte Christmas and
re-registered legend Theo Papaloukas for the remainder of the season.
February 21, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Week 6 MVP: Walter Hodge, Stelmet Zielona Gora What
was already a season to remember for Walter Hodge and Stelmet Zielona
Gora finished on a high note Wednesday. Despite knowing before the game
that Zielona Gora could not advance to the quarterfinals, Hodge led the
team to an exciting victory over Lokomotiv Kuban.
February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 8: Crucial games for playoff hopefuls The second half of the new and expanded Top 16 blasts off this week with more pivotal showdowns
than might be expected for just the eighth game of 14 in this round. As
some teams scrambled to get an edge before Wednesday's roster deadline.
February 21, 2013 - Ivana Matovic is EuroLeague Women Play-Offs Day 1 MVP Fenerbahce
stormed out of the gates on Tuesday night to clinch a convincing 93-61
victory and a 1-0 lead in their EuroLeague Women play-off series
against Uni Györ. The Serbian center finished the game with 28 points
on 13-of-15 shooting from the floor.
February 21, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 roundup The
penultimate day of EuroChallenge Last 16 action brought smiles to Pinar
Karsiyaka, BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and Telekom Baskets Bonn, who
punched their ticket to the quarter-final play-offs.
February 20, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Cajasol Seville 68 - 66 Spartak St. Petersburg Tomas
Satoransky’s last-second tip-in lifted Cajasol Seville to a 66-64
victory over Spartak St. Petersburg in the Last 16 Group K finale.
After Spartak used a 0-22 first-half run to dominate the proceedings,
Satoransky starred as he led the hosts back in the third quarter.
February 20, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Stelmet Zielona Gora 94 - 88 Lokomotiv Kuban Stelmet
Zielona Gora bowed out of the Eurocup on a high-note with an impressive
come-from-behind victory, 94-88, over Lokomotiv Kuban. The hosts used a
13-0 fourth-quarter run into the last minute to stun Lokomotiv and
snatch a win.
February 20, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, BC Budivelnik Kiev 88 - 77 Triumph Lyubertsy BC
Budivelnik Kiev became the Last 16 Group I champion by downing BC
Triumph Lyubertsy 88-77 in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday.
Budivelnik won group I with a 4-2 record and will face Spartak St.
Petersburg in the two-way Eurocup Quarterfinals.
February 20, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, KK Buducnost VOLI 66 - 50 Banvit BK Bandirma KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica reached the Eurocup Quarterfinals
for the second consecutive season by thrashing Banvit BK Bandirma 66-50
in a do-or-die showdown in the Montenegrin capital in Last 16 Group I
February 20, 2013 - Polish teams cause upsets on the road Polish
Clubs Wisla Can Pack and CCC Polkowice were providing the talking point
following the first night of the EuroLeague Women playoffs, with both
claiming clinical road wins over higher seeds.
February 20, 2013 - Hassell is EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 MVP The
game between Szolnoki Olaj and Hapoel Unet Holon finished on Tuesday
night with the hosts taking a clear 81-66 win, but Holon forward
Franklin Hassell is probably still in Hungary, bringing down boards.
February 20, 2013 - Team England receives wild card for 2013 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce that Team England’s U18 national team
have been awarded a wild card to compete at the 2013 Euroleague
Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament (NIJT) in London, UK
from May 9 to 12.
February 20, 2013 - Zalgiris fortifies backcourt with McGrath Zalgiris
Kaunas fortified its backcourt with the signing of guard Donnie McGrath
through the end of the 2013-14 season. McGrath (1.93 meters, 28 years
old) takes over the roster spot vacated by Ibby Jaaber, who left the
club last month.
February 20, 2013 - Karsiyaka finish top of Group Pinar
Karsiyaka secured top spot in Group I of the EuroChallenge Last 16 as
they hung on for an 84-75 victory over BK Ventspils. Karsiyaka built a
big lead midway through the game and then hung on as a determined rally
from Ventspils brought them right back in it.
February 20, 2013 - Bokolo On The Buzzer For Gravelines Yannick
Bokolo's buzzer-beating basket put BCM Gravelines into the
EuroChallenge play-offs, with an 87-86 overtime win away to French
rivals Paris Levallois securing their progress from Group J.
February 20, 2013 - Quigley and Pierson on fire for Kosice A
combined 44 points from Allie Quigley and Plenette Pierson fuelled Good
Angels Kosice to a convincing 82-68 success against Perfumerias Avenida
in their first EuroLeague Women play-off clash.
February 20, 2013 - Schio hold nerve to see off Rivas Famila
Schio chose the perfect time to get back to winning ways as they kept
their composure at the clutch, riding to a 69-63 victory against Rivas
Ecopolis in their first meeting of the EuroLeague Women play-offs.
February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Galatasaray Medical Park 85 - 84 Crvena Zvezda Telekom In
a game between two sides already eliminated from Eurocup quarterfinals
contention, Galatasaray Medical Park showed grit and determination to
beat Crvena Zvezda Telekom 85-84 at home in Istanbul on Tuesday.
Galatasaray finished with a 3-3 record.
February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Ratiopharm Ulm 77 - 79 Unics Kazan Unics
Kazan made sure it will play the second game of the quarterfinals at
home by taking a last-second 77-79 win over host ratiopharm Ulm in a
Group L thriller for first place on the final night of the Last 16.
Both teams were already qualified.
February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Uxue Bilbao Basket 76 - 65 VEF Riga Uxue
Bilbao Basket used a game-ending 16-2 run to rally past visiting VEF
Riga 76-65 and into the quarterfinals with a first-place finish in
Group J on Tuesday. The victory was the fourth straight for Bilbao,
which finished the Last 16 with 4-2 record.
February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Valencia Basket 104 - 55 Cez Nymburk Valencia
Basket thrashed visiting CEZ Basketball Nymburk 104-55 on Tuesday night
to advance to the Eurocup quarterfinals for the seventh time in club
history. Valencia ends the Last 16 with a 4-2 record, the same as Group
J champion Bilbao.
February 19, 2013 - Polkowice win nail-biter at Nadezhda CCC
Polkowice continued their blistering recent form with a fifth win in
six games as they took a significant step towards the Final Eight via a
thrilling 74-71 EuroLeague Women play-off success at Nadezhda.
February 19, 2013 - Hammon helps Sparta&K past Targoviste Veteran
Becky Hammon rolled back the years with a scintillating performance to
fire Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje to a 91-84 play-off victory against a
resilient Municipal Targoviste in an entertaining EuroLeague Women
February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Week 6 qualification possibilities Banvit
BK Bandirma will advance to the quarterfinals from first place if it
beats Buducnost Voli on the road. Banvit can also advance if it loses
by less than 9 points and Budivelnik wins; if it loses by up to 5
points and Triumph beats Budivelnik.
February 19, 2013 - Brose Baskets bring in swingman Walsh German
champion Brose Baskets Bamberg strengthened its perimeter attack by
signing swingman Matt Walsh for the remainder of the season. Walsh
(1.99 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Belgian side Belgacom Spirou
February 19, 2013 - Eurosport 2 two-day-per-week live coverage of the Eurocup Eurosport
2 continues with its two-night-a-week live game broadcasts. Tonight at
20:00 CET simultaneous broadcasts of Velancia Basket vs. CEZ Nymburk
and Uxue Bilbao vs. VEF Riga. On Wednesday, Budivelnik vs. BC Triumph
at 18:00 CET.
February 19, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 21 Crvena Zvezda Telekom rallied from 15 points down to beat arch rival Partizan mt:s
84-76 and continue its pursue of ABA League leader Igokea which plays
on Monday. Zvezda improved to 15-6 record, Partizan mt:s dropped to
February 19, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 17 With
league-leading Olympiacos Piraeus playing Monday, Panathinaikos Athens
picked up its second straight victory to remain in a share of the
second place in the Greek League standings. Panathinaikos led from
start to finish, blasting Ikaros 97-72.
February 19, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 18 Eurocup
teams had a successful week in the Turkish League, as Galatasaray
Medical Park beat its city rival and a Euroleague contender Anodolu
Efes 77-70, while Banvit BK Bandirma improved to a league-best 16-2
record with its ninth consecutive victory.
February 18, 2013 - Olympiacos bolsters backcourt with Perkins Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus reinforced its
backcourt with the signing of point guard Doron Perkins for the
remainder of the season. Perkins (1.89 meters, 29 years old) takes the
roster spot of Evangelos Mantzaris.
February 18, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 preview All
eight EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 fixtures take place on Tuesday, on
what could prove to be the most exhilarating day of action in the
competition so far. Up to five teams could clinch qualification to the
quarter-final play-offs on the day if results go their way.
February 18, 2013 - Rivas and Mendez head into the unknown Rivas
Ecopolis head coach Miguel Mendez has admitted he can't be sure of how
his team will perform when they lock horns with Famila Schio in a
mouth-watering play-off series as both clubs bid to secure successive
appearances at Final Eight.
February 18, 2013 - Kelly McCarty, Unics part ways As
announced by the Russian club on Monday, shooting guard Kelly McCarty
and Unics Kazan reached an agreement to terminate the player's
contract. McCarty (2.01 meters, 38 years old) was in his third season
with Unics after having arrived there in the summer of 2010.
February 18, 2013 - Alba Berlin lands Traore until end of season German
squad Alba Berlin announced on Monday evening the signing of big man
Ali Traore until the end of the season. Traore (2.07 meters, 28 years
old) arrives from Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia. He has almost not
performed this season due to an injury.
February 18, 2013 - Zalgiris loses captain Jankunas for the season Zalgiris
Kaunas suffered a serious blow to its Top 16 aspirations with the news
Monday that team captain Paulius Jankunas will be lost for the rest of
the season due to a shoulder injury. Jankunas, 28, aggravated an
existing injury in his right shoulder.
February 18, 2013 - Cajasol dedicates last Eurocup game to a good cause Although
it is already eliminated from the Eurocup going into the Last 16’s
final week of play, the Spanish club Cajasol Seville is leaving with a
touch of class, by dedicating its last game to help a little girl in
February 18, 2013 - Fener and Wisla fall ahead of Play-offs There
were some disappointing results for both Fenerbahce and Wisla Can-pack
ahead of this weeks' EuroLeague Women play-offs, with both teams
slumping to domestic losses. Fenerbahce went down 87-84 at Tarsus
February 18, 2013 - Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup, final Gravelines-Dunkerque
added the new French Leaders Cup to its trophy case by outlasting
Strasbourg 77-69 in the final on Sunday at Disneyland Paris. The
victory was the third in as many days for Gravelines in the new
tournament, held at the Disney Events Arena.
February 18, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 23 Brose
Baskets Bamberg consolidated its position atop the German League
standings by downing TBB Trier 84-96 on the road Sunday to raise its
record to 20-2. A 46-61 first half made the difference, for the
three-time defending champions.
February 18, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 21 Ante
Tomic hit a buzzer-beater for FC Barcelona Regal to edge visiting
Fuenlabrada 72-70 and pick up its fourth consecutive Spanish League
victory that moved the reigning champs into a third place tie. Tomic
finished with 18 points plus 8 rebounds.
February 18, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 20 Tenth-place
Kotwica took a thrilling 75-73 win over one of the teams leading the
table, PGE Turow, to fire up the Polish League over the weekend. Sean
Mosley led Kotwica with 15 points, Grzegorz Arabas added 13 and Corey
February 18, 2013 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 31 Budivelnik
Kiev raised its record atop the Ukrainian Legaue table to 23-7 by
downing Ferro-ZNTU 68-75 on the road. Michailis Anisimov led the
winners with 21 points and 7 rebounds, while Malcolm Delany nailed 20
with 9 assists.
February 18, 2013 - MZT pulled away at the end It
was a stressful home game for Cedevita, which suffered a defeat against
MZT Skopje Aerodrom on Sunday. In Game 21 in ABA Adriatic league, MZT
Skopje wins in real drama 80-78. MZT Skopje improved to 11-10 record,
since Cedevita dropped to 12-9.
February 18, 2013 - Potocnik started with a victory A
new coach and a new energy was seen in Krka's play on Saturday, when
the team from Novo mesto achieved a much needed victory to break its
negative series. Krka wins over Split in road game 71-61 in Game 21 in
ABA Adriatic league.
February 17, 2013 - Ross beats Evans in dunk contest Terrence
Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk
contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop
for his winning slam. The 6-foot-6 Toronto rookie leapfrogged Michael
Costolo, the son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.
February 17, 2013 - Szolnoki Olaj defeated another Euroleague team at home Union
Olimpija felt a huge disappointment in Hungary, where Szolnoki Olaj
achieved another big victory. "I’m very happy. We did a good job today.
We controlled the game 40 minutes and we won. My team played tonight as
I wanted." said Szolnoki Olaj coach Nenad Asceric.
February 17, 2013 - Krka will keep Potocnik until the end of the season Krka
confirmed that the coach Gasper Potocnik will lead the team until the
end of the season after Aleksander Sekulic was fired. The confirmation
came just hours before the next ABA League against Split.
February 17, 2013 - Kruslin out until the end of the season Filip
Kruslin, who was an important part in Split's rotation especially since
the team has plenty of problems with injuries, joined others on the
injury list. Kruslin broke his leg during the practice on Thursday and
will be sidelined until the end of the season.
February 16, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 7 bwin MVP: Sasha Kaun, CSKA Moscow On
CSKA Moscow’s star-studded team, it was an unheralded blue-collar ace
in the paint that made the big impact in the biggest victory of any
team in Top 16 Game 7. And for his contributions center Sasha Kaun
earned bwin MVP of the week honors for the first time in his career.
February 16, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 21 preview After
one week break in ABA Adriatic league because National Cups were played
in competitors countries, Game 21 will start today with three games.
Two more game will be played tomorrow, Sunday, February 17, and two
games at Monday, February 18.
February 16, 2013 - Fenerbahce ink key trio for next Season They
may have a crunch EuroLeague Women play-off series against Uni Gyor to
focus on during coming days, but this hasn't stopped Fenerbahce from
scanning the horizon and making some early preparations for next
February 16, 2013 - Euro-Fest at NBA All-Star weekend Back
in 1989, when Rimas Kurtinaitis was invited to the NBA three-point
contest, the presence of a European at the All-Star Weekend was merely
a touch of exoticism for an American TV audience that had never heard
of basketball outside the US.
February 16, 2013 - Oscar Schmidt elected to the Hall of Fame Brazilian
legend Oscar Schmidt is the International candidate who will be
inducted to the Hall of Fame. International committee voted for the
Brazilian former super-star to become the newest International member
of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
February 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Montepaschi Siena 85 - 74 Caja Laboral Vitoria Montepaschi
Siena hit 15 three-pointers on 26 attempts en route to an 85-74 victory
over Caja Laboral Vitoria on Friday night. The win improved Siena’s
record to 6-1 and a share of first place in Top 16 Group F alongside FC
February 15, 2013 - Zoran Planinic sets Top 16 assist mark Zoran
Planinic continued his brilliant season by setting a new Euroleague Top
16 single-game assists record with 13 in BC Khimki Moscow Region’s
82-87 loss against Olympiacos Piraeus on Friday. The previous mark was
12, held by three players.
February 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 78 - 72 Besiktas JK Fenerbahce
Ulker won the first ever Euroleague meeting against its Istanbul rival
Besiktas JK 78-72 on Friday at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena. Bojan
Bogdanovic scored 25 points to pace Fener in an exciting game that
featured five lead changes in the last four minutes of the game.
February 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, BC Khimki MR 82 - 87 Olympiacos Piraeus Olympiacos
Piraeus registered a critical road win in Top 16 Group F by edging BC
Khimki Moscow Region 82-87 in Russia on Friday. The two teams are now
tied at 4-3 at the halfway mark of this round. Kyle Hines and Vassilis
Spanoulis paced the winners with 19 points each.
February 15, 2013 - Team and Fans count most for Kirilenko When
FIBA Europe announced last Thursday that Andrei Kirilenko was the
winner of the vote for the 2012 Men's Player of the Year Award, the sun
was yet to rise across the Atlantic and the Russian star was fast
asleep in Minneapolis.
February 15, 2013 - Halvarsson and Sweden deliver atonement When
Louice Halvarsson and her Swedish team-mates celebrated qualification
for EuroBasket Women last summer, it completed a healing process which
wasn't just about ending 25 years of hurt.
February 15, 2013 - Brose Baskets releases Gipson German
champion Brose Baskets Bamberg announced Thursday that it has come to
an agreement with guard Teddy Gipson on the termination of his
contract. Gipson joined the club over the summer and appeared in all 16
Turkish Airlines Euroleague games to date.
February 15, 2013 - EuroCup Women Finalists decided Kayseri
Kaski spor and Dynamo Moscow will face each other in the 2013 EuroCup
Women Finals. Dynamo Moscow eliminated fellow Russian side Chevakata
Vologda in the Semi-Finals, winning 150-135 on aggregate.
February 15, 2013 - Kayseri ease to another Final Last
year's EuroCup Women runners-up Kayseri Kaski spor will get the chance
to go one better this season after breezing to another Final appearance
with a 73-65 success against MBK Ruzomberok.
February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 74 - 72 Real Madrid Anadolu
Efes claimed a big scalp to round off the first half of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Top 16, handing Real Madrid its first defeat of the
competition’s second stage. The 74-72 win extends Efes’s own unbeaten
streak to six games.
February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Brose Baskets 87 - 88 Zalgiris Kaunas Marko
Popovic sank 3 free throws with no time on the clock in overtime to
lead Zalgiris Kaunas over Brose Baskets Bamberg 87-88 at Stechert Arena
on Thursday night. It was a thrilling game throughout and Bamberg
seemed on track for its first Top 16 win.
February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Maccabi Electra 77 - 82 FC Barcelona Regal FC
Barcelona Regal sent a message that echoed all around Top 16 Group F by
downing Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 77-82 at Nokia Arena on Thursday.
Barcelona reached the Top 16's halfway mark with a 6-1 record to remain
alone in first place.
February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Alba Berlin 65 - 67 Unicaja Malaga Marcus
Williams’s pull-up three-pointer with less than a second to go lifted
Unicaja Malaga to a 65-67 victory over Alba Berlin at o2 World in the
German capital on Thursday. The shot capped an exciting game with both
teams in it until the buzzer.
February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, CSKA Moscow 86 - 69 Panathinaikos Athens CSKA
Moscow used a big third quarter to roll past Panathinaikos Athens 86-69
and get back on the winning track in the Top 16. The victory snapped
CSKA’s two-game losing streak as it improved to 5-2 and could move into
second place in Group E by the end of the night.
February 14, 2013 - Weems Is EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 4 MVP Most
basketball coaches will tell you that it's not how you start, but how
you finish that matters the most. Kyle Weems however must be a firm
believer of the cliché that the early bird catches the worm or, in this
case, the weekly MVP award in a European competition.
February 14, 2013 - Rookie Ogwumike revered in Polkowice Hailed
in some quarters as one of the best to have ever played women's college
basketball, Nnemkadi Ogwumike parachuted into EuroLeague Women last
October and has managed to live up to expectations.
February 14, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Week 5 MVP: Walter Hodge, Stelmet Zielona Gora Walter
Hodge of Stelmet Zielona Gora continued what has been a brilliant first
Eurocup season for both player and club by leading his team to road win
at Cajasol Seville and claiming Last 16 Week 5 MVP honors with the
highest index rating seen yet in the Last 16 in over two years.
February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 7: Let the playoff races resume! The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 reaches its halfway mark
this week with critical games all over the continent. Top teams nearing
playoffs qualification, battles for survival and pivotal showdowns will
be everywhere in Groups E and F.
February 14, 2013 - Medias ecstatic, Karsiyaka wary after upset Gaz
Metan Medias produced the big upset of the EuroChallenge Last 16 on
Tuesday, by handing Pinar Karsiyaka their first defeat in the Last 16,
77-69. Romanian side did not make up for the point differential in the
89-59 loss they had suffered in the reverse fixture in Turkey.
February 14, 2013 - Kayseri and Dynamo Favourites for Final Both
Kayseri Kaski spor and Dynamo Moscow are in the box-seat to advance to
the EuroCup Women Final ahead of the semi-final second leg games.
Kayseri, in particular, look to already have one foot firmly in another
February 14, 2013 - EWE Baskets into Quarters EWE
Baskets Oldenburg have seen off resilient hosts Tsmoki-Minsk 72-66,
assuring their position in the EuroChallenge quarter-finals. Following
a docile first half in which both teams struggled for ascendency and
went into the break tied at 29.
February 14, 2013 - Gala swoop, Bourges sign Coleman Galatasaray
have reacted to the loss of influential point guard Lindsay Whalen by
securing the services of both Lindsey Harding and the naturalised
Montenegrin Eshaya Murphy, whilst Bourges have strengthened their
roster with the addition of Marissa Coleman.
February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Crvena Zvezda Telekom 78 - 92 Ratiopharm Ulm Ratiopharm
Ulm made club history in its debut Eurocup season by beating Crvena
Zvezda Telekom 78-92 in Belgrade Wednesday to advance to the
quarterfinals. Ulm, which improved to 3-2, hosts Unics Kazan next week
with first place in the group at stake.
February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Banvit BK Bandirma 94 - 85 BC Budivelnik Kiev BK
Banvit Bandirma came out on top in a must-win game against Budivelnik
Kiev on Wednesday night, shaking off a late scare thanks to a great
performance from Chuck Davis. The hosts hit a late basket in the 94-85
triumph that could be crucial.
February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Lokomotiv Kuban 77 - 72 Spartak St. Petersburg Lokomotiv
Kuban became the Group K champion by routing Spartak St. Petersburg
77-72 on Wednesday in Krasnodar, Russia. Lokomotiv remained undefeated
with a 5-0 record, while Spartak, which had already qualified for the
quarterfinals, is second at 3-2.
February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, BC Triumph 76 - 66 KK Buducnost VOLI BC
Triumph Lyubertsy rejoined the race to reach the Eurocup Quarterfinals
by downing KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica 76-66 in Last 16 Group I at home
on Wednesday. Both teams now tie in Group I, each with a 2-3 record.
February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Unics Kazan 64 - 57 Galatasaray Medical Park Despite
late comeback efforts by the guests, Unics Kazan managed to hold off
Galatasaray Medical Park on Wednesday, and racked up a valuable home
win by 64-57. This result could grant the Russian team a berth in the
Quarterfinals thanks to a 3-2 record in Group L.
February 13, 2013 - Travis had a car accident Zadar's
best player Romeo Travis had a car accident on Tuesday morning while
driving down the highway A1 close to Zadar. Travis was driving too fast
and lost the control of the car, which is why he ran into the safety
railing along the highway.
February 13, 2013 - Croatian association fined Cedevita and Tomas The
incident of Marko Tomas after the Croatian National Cup final, when he
attacked one of the fans, was the reason that the Croatian National
Association decided to fine the club and the player.
February 13, 2013 - Fourth Quarter rally gives BCM victory BCM
Gravelines came storming back in the fourth quarter to beat Szolnoki
Olaj 82-78 and keep pace with French rivals Paris Levallois at the top
of Group J in the EuroChallenge Last 16. Curti led Gravelines with 14
points while Mbaye had 12, Johnson 11 and Dwight Buycks 10.
February 13, 2013 - Unbeaten Red Wings book Play-Off spot Krasnye
Krylia extended their unbeaten record in Group K of the EuroChallenge
Last 16 to 4-0 with a straightforward 93-68 road win over the
struggling Norrköping Dolphins, being the first team to book their spot
in the quarter-final play-offs.
February 13, 2013 - UMMC go with Parker, Györ turn to Lima UMMC
Ekaterinburg have announced they have opted to play in-form Candace
Parker instead of Sue Bird at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight, whilst
Cindy Lima has inked a deal with play-off participants Uni Györ until
the end of the season.
February 13, 2013 - Paris rally to take big Win Paris
Levallois ran out comfortable 101-84 winners over Group J's winless
team Hapoel Holon, but only after they had undone the damage of a
stunning first quarter. Paris stayed top of their EuroChallenge Last 16
group as seven players scored in double figures.
February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Cajasol Seville 81 - 85 Stelmet Zielona Gora Stelmet
Zielona Gora came from a 15-point deficit to shock Cajasol Seville
81-85 on Tuesday night. Although both teams had already been eliminated
from quarterfinals contention, the victory improved Zielona Gora to 2-3
and secured them third place in Group K.
February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, CEZ Basketball Nymburk 69 - 83 Uxue Bilbao Uxue
Bilbao Basket took over its own fate in the Last 16 by posting a strong
69-83 road win against CEZ Nymburk on Tuesday in the Czech Republic.
Bilbao is now tied in first place with Valencia Basket and VEF Riga,
all with 3-2 records.
February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, VEF Riga 96 - 103 Valencia Basket With
its possible elimination at stake, two-time Eurocup champion Valencia
Basket rallied from a 22-point deficit to grab a life-saving 96-103
overtime win over VEF Riga in the Latvian capital on Tuesday. With this
victory, Valencia gained control of its own fate in Group J.
February 12, 2013 - Meeting between BSL and NBA jump-off cooperation The
chairman of the Israeli League Shmuel Frenkel met NBA Commissioner
David Stern, who recently announced the end of his term in February
2014 after 30 years since he took office.
February 12, 2013 - Eurosport 2 two-day-per-week live coverage of the Eurocup Eurosport
2 continues with its two-night-a-week live game broadcasts with VEF
Riga vs. Valencia Basket at 18:30 CET on Tuesday and then Lokomotiv
Kuban vs. Spartak SPB on Wednesday at 17:30 CET.
February 12, 2013 - Kirilenko Men's Player of the year 2012 Andrei
Kirilenko has been voted as FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year 2012,
reclaiming the award he previously won back in 2007. Whilst most NBA
players became frustrated during the lockout that kept them of the
courts at the end of 2011.
February 12, 2013 - Radivoja Koraca Cup final In a game that spanned two days, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade downed archrival Partizan mt:s Belgrade 69-78 to claim the Radivoja Koraca Cup
on Monday. The victory ended Zvezda's six-year title drought, as well
as the run of five consecutive Serbian Cup titles for Partizan.
February 12, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 19 Gravelines-Dunkerque
took a slim 83-85 away success over Cholet this weekend to stay atop
the French League table with 14-5 record. Cholet led 43-34 at halftime
then had a narrow 74-69 late, before a 0-6 run gave the guests a 74-75
February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Game 5: it's crunch time! The
2012-13 Eurocup Last 16 reaches its most decisive games as many teams
can either qualify, be eliminated or win their respective groups in a
pivotal, critical Week 5. Only two teams,PBC Lokomotiv Kuban and Spartak St. Peterburg in Group K, have qualified so far.
February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Week 5 qualification possibilities BC
Budivelnik Kiev qualifies for the quarterfinals with a victory at
Banvit BK Bandirma. Kiev will finish first if it wins and BC Triumph
Lyubertsy defeats KK Buducnost Voli. BC Triumph Lyubertsy will be
eliminated if it loses at home to KK Buducnost Voli.
February 12, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 4 preview The
three teams that lead their respective EuroChallenge Last 16 groups
undefeated, Pinar Karsiyaka, Krasnye Krylia and EWE Baskets Oldenburg,
will punch their ticket to the quarter-final play-offs if they win in
Week 4 action on Tuesday.
February 11, 2013 - Dumerc Women's Player of the year 2012 France's
Celine Dumerc has been voted as FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year
for 2012. The guard was the clear-cut winner, easily winning the fan
and expert voting polls, seeing off Eva Viteckova of the Czech Republic
and Russia's Becky Hammon.
February 11, 2013 - Rivas go with Vajda to replace Nicholls Rivas
Ecopolis have turned to power forward Anna Vajda in a bid to strengthen
their frontcourt options and fill the void left by the now departed
Laura Nicholls who opted to leave the club over the weekend.
February 11, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom won 2013 Radivoj Korac Cup After all bad things yesterday
in Final game in Radivoj Korac Cup Final, Crvena Zvezda Telekom topped
Partizan mt:s today. Teams played little more than 14 minutes today,
after game was suspended yesterday because of hooligans and incidents
in Jezero Sport hall.
February 11, 2013 - Krka fired coach Sekulic Defeat
in Slovenian Cup semi-final was decisive for the latest move in Krka,
where coach Sekulic was fired. Krka is currently 9th in ABA League with
8-12 record and was unable to qualify for Eurochallenge Top 16 just two
years after winning trophy in this competition.
February 11, 2013 - Greece earn Gold in TBF U16 Tourney When
Greece and Serbia, the only two undefeated teams in the Turkish
Federation (TBF) U16 international tournament stepped on the court in
Sakarya on Saturday for the final, something had to give.
February 11, 2013 - Whalen exits Gala, break for Nicholls The
EuroLeague Women title hopes of Galatasaray suffered a major setback
after star playmaker Lindsay Whalen departed over the weekend, whilst
Rivas and Spanish national team center Laura Nicholls is taking an
indefinite break from the sport.
February 11, 2013 - Serbian Cup will continue on Monday Incidents during game were the main reason that final of Serbian Cup will continue on Monday
after referees stopped the game in the 26th minute. Game between
Partizan m:ts and Crvena zvezda Telekom was stopped after fans of both
clubs first caused incidents.
February 11, 2013 - Bajic threatens to leave the club Igokea defeated Siroki WWin in the final of Bosnian Cup
but in moments of another big success coach Dragan Bajic said he will
leave the club in case the national federation will not change its
decision regarding the number of domestic players for the national
February 11, 2013 - Copa del Rey final FC
Barcelona Regal won its 23rd Spanish King's Cup in dominant fashion on
Sunday by outgunning Valencia Basket 85-69 before 14,120 fans in
Vitoria, Spain. Barcelona led on the scoreboard for most of the game
and placed six scorers in double figures.
February 11, 2013 - Greek Cup, Final Panathinaikos
Athens defended the Greek Cup crown by holding off hard-charging
Olympiacos Piraeus for a 81-78 in the final on Sunday. It was the 14th
national cup title for the Greens, who led for almost the entire game.
February 11, 2013 - Coppa Italia final Montepaschi
Siena lifted its fifth Italian Cup trophy in a row by outlasting
Cimberio Varese 77-74 at Mediolanum Forum of Milan on Sunday as Daniel
Hackett was named the MVP. Bobby Brown paced the winners by nailing 25
points, including 5-for-7 three-pointers.
February 11, 2013 - Turkish Cup final Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power Fenerbahce Ulker grabbed its first trophy of
2013 by edging archrival Galatasaray Medical Park 63-57 in the final to
win the Turkish Cup title on Sunday in Eskisehir, Turkey.
February 11, 2013 - Intermache Basket Cup final Trefl
Sopot defended its Polish Cup title Sunday. In the Intermarche Basket
Cup Final, Trefl Sopot beat the tournament hosts AZS Koszalin 64-59, as
tournament MVP Adam Waczynski led in victory with 15 points plus 8
February 11, 2013 - Pokal Spar final Union
Olimpija Ljubljana has won it sixth consecutive Slovenian Cup crown. In
the title game of the Pokal Spar tournament played in Dvorana Golovec
in Celje, Olimpija downed Helios Domzale 73-61 on Sunday.
February 10, 2013 - Marion, Mavericks down slumping Warriors 116-91 Dallas
didn't have to worry about another close finish against the weary
Golden State Warriors. Shawn Marion scored a season-high 26 points,
O.J. Mayo added 19 and the Mavericks handed the Golden State Warriors
their fourth straight loss, 116-91 on Saturday night.
February 10, 2013 - Nuggets win ninth straight, beat Cavaliers 111-103 Denver
coach George Karl thinks it's about time people started taking notice
of his team. Given the fact the Nuggets are the NBA's longest active
winning streak, Karl has good reason to feel that way. Danilo Gallinari
scored 19 points, Kenneth Faried added 17.
February 10, 2013 - Copa del Rey semifinals FC
Barcelona Regal and Valencia Basket made it to the Copa del Rey final
with respective wins against Caja Laboral and Herbalife Gran Canaria in
the semifinals in Vitoria on Saturday. Barcelona defeated Vitoria 69-80
in front of a sellout crowd at Fernando Buesa Arena.
February 10, 2013 - Coppa Italia semifinals Cimberio
Varese and Montepaschi Siena stormed into the Coppa Italia final with
respective wins against Acea Roma and Dinamo Banco Di Sardegna Sassari
in the semifinals in Milano on Saturday. Varese topped Roma 81-71 in
the first semifinal.
February 10, 2013 - Pokal Spar semifinals Union
Olimpija Ljubljana and Helios Domzale reached the Slovenian Pokal Spar
by surviving their respective semifinal showdowns in Celje on Saturday.
Olimpija made it to the title game by edging Tajfun 82-76 in Celje on
February 10, 2013 - Intermache Basket Cup semifinals Trefl
Sopot and ASZ Koszalin reached the Intermarche Basket Cup title game
with respective win against PGE Turow Zgorzelec and Asseco Prokom
Gydnia. Sopot defeated Turow 76-90 in the first semifinal in Koszalin
February 10, 2013 - Cedevita is considering the Tomas case In
official press release Cedevita condemned any kind of violence and
unsportmanslike behavior following the behavior of Marko Tomas at
Croatian National Cup final. Club stressed that behavior of Tomas was
not in accordance with how a professional sportsman should act.
February 10, 2013 - Huge surprise: Sutjeska won the Montenegrian cup! Sutjeska,
the club from Niksic, is the new Montenegrian Cup champion after a
surprising victory against Budućnost 64:55 on Saturday. It is for the
first time that Sutjeska won the Cup trophy, which was ''owned'' by
Buducnost since 2007.
February 9, 2013 - Radivoja Koraca Cup quarterfinals, Day 2 Eurocup
Last 16 side Crvena Zvezda Telekom advanced into the semifinals of the
Radivoja Koraca Cup with a comfortable 97-72 win over Vojvodina Novi
Sad. Zvezda controlled the game from the get-go and built double-digit
leads on several occasions in the first half.
February 9, 2013 - Copa del Rey quarterfinals, Day 2 Valencia
Basket and Herbalife Gran Canaria claimed the last two tickets to the
Copa del Rey semifinals in Vitoria on Friday with respective
double-digit margin victories. Valencia routed Asefa Estudiantes 77-59
in the early game.
February 9, 2013 - Turkish Cup semifinals It
will be a clash of Euroleague and Eurocup sides in the Turkish Cup
final after Fenerbahce Ulker and Galatasaray Medical Park won their
respective semifinals on Friday. Fenerbahce Ulker knocked out fellow
Euroleague Top 16 side and 2012 Turkish Cup winner Besiktas JK 66-75.
February 9, 2013 - Coppa Italia quarterfinals, Day 2 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power Montepaschi Siena advanced into the
semifinals of the Coppa Italia with 82-73 win over Trenkwalder Reggio
Emilia on Friday. It was a seesaw battle for three quarters before
Siena took the lead for good.
February 9, 2013 - Czech Republic Cup final CEZ
Basketball Nymburk successfully defending its Czech Republic Cup by
holding off BK JIP Pardubice 87-83 in a game that came down to the
final seconds. Demond Carter broke an 83-83 tie with a pair of free
throws with 13 seconds to go.
February 9, 2013 - Pokal Spar quarterfinals, Day 2 Union
Olimpija Ljubljana and Tajfun advanced to the Slovenian Pokal Spar
semifinals Friday with respective wins in Celje. Olimpija downed Sencur
Gorenjska 89-84, while Tajfun bested Maribor Messer 77-62. Dino Muric
led Olimpija with 19 points and 9 rebounds.
February 8, 2013 - Favourites make semis in U16 Tourney The
four teams that had impressed during the group stage of the Turkish
Basketball Federation (TBF) U16 International Tournament in Sakarya won
their quarter-final match-ups on Thursday.
February 8, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Week 14 review Yes,
it's been a truly tantalising season for Targoviste who have reached
for both the self-destruct button and flirted with success in a big way
during a spectacularly bumpy first season back in the tournament after
a long absence.
February 8, 2013 - Israeli State Cup final Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv became the Israeli State Cup winner for the 40th time
after beating Maccabi Haifa 76-68 in the final at Nokia Arena. Interim
team captain Shawn James was joined by injured captain Lior Eliyahu and
Guy Pnini to raise the cup.
February 8, 2013 - Kresimir Cosic Cup finals Sandro
Nicevic hit a jumper with 0.6 second to go in overtime as Cibona Zagreb
rallied for 77-76 win over Cedevita Zagreb to lift the Kresimir Cosic
Cup for the first time in four years. Nicevic was scoreless in the game
before his mid-range jumper rolled around the rim.
February 8, 2013 - Copa del Rey quarterfinals, Day 1 The
Spanish Copa del Rey got off with a brilliant start as FC Barcelona
Regal downed archrival Real Madrid 108-111 after double-overtime in a
50-minute thriller in Vitoria, Spain. The tournament host Caja Laboral
won the nightcap 88-64 over CAI Zaragoza.
February 8, 2013 - Kayseri put one foot in the Final Last
years' EuroCup Women runners-up Kayseri Kaski spor took a considerable
leap towards successive Final appearances after a powerful 79-60 road
win at MBK Ruzomberok in the semi-final first leg.
February 8, 2013 - Turkish Cup quarterfinals, Day 1 Besiktas
JK Istanbul and Fenerbahce Ulker advanced to the Turkish Cup semifinals
on Wednesday evening with respective quarterfinals victories in
Eskisehir. Besiktas became the first side to advance when it topped TED
Ankara Kolejliler 86-77.
February 8, 2013 - Coppa Italia quarterfinals Acea
Roma and Cimberio Varese are the first semifinalists of the Coppa
Italia after quarterfinal wins over respective Turkish Airlines
Euroleague foes. In the first game of the Beko Final Eight tournament,
Roma held off Cantu 85-89.
February 8, 2013 - Radivoja Koraca Cup quarterfinals Partizan mt:s advanced to semifinals of Serbia’s Radivoja Koraca Kup
in Kragujevac after an easy 73-50 win over Sloboda on Thursday night.
Partizan led from start to finish after opening the game with a 12-0
advantage, and soon after extending the margin to 21-3.
February 8, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 16 Defending
champion Olympiacos Piraeus protected its lead atop the Greek League
standings with an 85-63 victory over Ikaros on Thursday. Olympiacos
improved to 15-1, which is two wins more than Panathinaikos and
Panionios, who are tied for second.
February 7, 2013 - Dynamo edge closer to Final Dynamo
Moscow will take a useful nine point advantage to Vologda for the
second leg of the EuroCup Women semi-finals after claiming an 82-73
home success against Chevakata who hauled themselves back into the tie
during the closing stages.
February 7, 2013 - Verameyenka earns Week 14 MVP honours Anastasiya
Verameyenka did it all for Fenerbahce on Wednesday night, leading her
side to a convincing 82-68 win over Famila Schio in EuroLeague Women
Group B. The Turkish club concluded the Regular Season with a 9-3
record and will face Uni Györ in the Play-offs.
February 7, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Play-Off pairings set The
EuroLeague Women regular season concluded on Wednesday night after 14
weeks of action. The conclusion of Wednesday's games also offered a
clear picture as to whom will meet whom in the Play-offs.
February 7, 2013 - David Hawkins tests positive Turkish
media have announced that Galatasaray player David Hawkins has tested
positive for a banned substance. According to NTV SPOR, the Koln
testing centre has found that Hawkins' A sample showed banned stimulant
with the B sample confirming traces of cocaine.
February 7, 2013 - Kresimir Cosic Cup semifinals The
giants of Zagreb will meet Thursday for the Kresimir Cosic Cup after
both Cedevita Zagreb and Cibona Zagreb won their semifinals games.
Cedevita was the first finalist after beating Split 80-89. Later Cibona
crushed Zadar 100-67.
February 7, 2013 - Czech Republic Cup quarterfinals CEZ
Basketball Nymburk routed BC UNIKOL Kolin 101-68 Wednesday to cruise to
a spot in the Czech Republic Cup semifinals. Nymburk is joined by BK
JIP Pardubice, BK Prostejov and NH Ostrava. The semifinals are set for
Thursday and the final on Friday.
February 7, 2013 - Intermarche Basket Cup quarterfinals Asseco
Prokom, PGE Turow and Trefl Sopot won their Intermarche Basket Cup
quarterfinals Wednesday to join host AZS Koszalin in this weekend’s
final four. Zgorzelec and Sopot will face off in the early semifinal on
Saturday, followed by Koszalin against Prokom.
February 7, 2013 - Turkish Cup quarterfinals Besiktas
JK Istanbul and Fenerbahce Ulker advanced to the Turkish Cup semifinals
on Wednesday evening with respective quarterfinals victories in
Eskisehir. Besiktas became the first side to advance when it topped TED
Ankara Kolejliler 86-77.
February 7, 2013 - Bourges breeze past Brno with ease Bourges
will head into the EuroLeague Women play-offs with real momentum after
posting a powerful display from tip to buzzer in Group A to complete an
85-60 blowout of BK Imos Brno. Their fourth win in the last five games.
February 7, 2013 - Prague triumphant, tears for Mondeville There
were contrasting emotions for ZVVZ USK Prague and USO Mondeville as the
former punched their ticket for the play-offs with a hard-fought 56-51
victory to leave the latter reflecting on what might have been.
February 6, 2013 - Valanciunas Young Men’s Player of the Year 2012 For
a second consecutive year, Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas has been voted
as FIBA Europe's Young Men's Player of the Year. Valanciunas eclipsed
other nominations in the field which was voted on by selected
journalists and fans.
February 6, 2013 - Iagupova Young Women’s Player of the Year 2012 Alina
Iagupova has been voted as the 2012 FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of
the Year. In a combined vote between fans and selected media, the
Ukrainian international was the clear-cut winner of the award, seeing
off Sweden's Farhiya Abdi and Spain's Queralt Casas.
February 6, 2013 - Radivoj Korac Cup Final tournament Tomorrow,
with two quarterfinal games, Radivoj Korac Cup, National Cup of Serbia
will start. Another two quarterfinal games, will be played at Friday,
February 8. Eight teams will fight for first trophy in this season, and
I am sure that we will enjoy in good and quality Basketball.
February 6, 2013 - Serbia, Greece stay perfect in Turkey Serbia
and Greece were the only two sides to finish the group stage and enter
the quarter-finals of the Turkish Federation (TBF) International U16
Tournament undefeated, in Sakarya on Tuesday. The two Balkan under-16
teams topped Groups A and B, respectively.
February 6, 2013 - MBK look to break home-court hoodoo This
Thursday, it is difficult to think of a better birthday present for
Kadidja Andersson than a victory for MBK Ruzomberok when they take on
Kayseri Kaski spor on the first leg of their EuroCup Semi-final clash.
February 6, 2013 - Montepaschi: Carraretto, out three weeks Montepaschi
Siena guard Marco Carraretto will be sidelined for three weeks due to a
leg injury. Carraretto got injured right before his team's Turkish
Airlines Euroleague game against FC Barcelona - in the last practice
before that showdown.
February 6, 2013 - Unics hands reins to Eremin Unics
Kazan has found a new coach in Stanislav Eremin, who works as the
club's vice president and is set to lead the team for the remainder of
the season. Eremin, who will turn 62 this month, already coached Unics
from 2000 to 2006.
February 6, 2013 - Isreali Cup semifinals Defending
champion Maccabi Electra will play again in the Israeli Cup final after
surviving a frantic comeback to defeat Maccabi Ashdod 80-85 at its home
court. Maccabi will play Maccabi Haifa, a solid 61-80 winner over
Hapoel Jerusalem in the other semifinal, for the cup title.
February 6, 2013 - Bonn host Aalst in Must-Win clash While
the bulk of EuroChallenge Last 16 Day 4 fixtures will be played next
week, Telekom Baskets Bonn play host to Okapi Aalstar on Wednesday
night, in a crucial clash for both teams. Both the German and the
Belgian side, currently tied at 1-2 in Group L.
February 6, 2013 - EuroBasket 2013 Ticket purchasing dates Announced On Tuesday the EuroBasket 2013 Local Organising Committee (LOC) officially announced when the first tickets will go on sale for FIBA Europe's flagship event. Fans will be able to begin getting their hands on tickets beginning on March 18.
February 5, 2013 - Ilievski sidelined for 3 weeks Cedevita
will play some crucial games in ABA League without its guard Vlado
Ilievski. The Macedonian guard with the Slovenian passport tore his ham
muscle and will be sidelined for at least three weeks.
February 5, 2013 - Turkey U16 Tourney a European affair Serbia,
Germany and Greece continue to turn heads in the city of Sakarya and
extended their winning streak at the U16 Turkish Basketball Federation
(TBF) International Tournament to four games on Monday.
February 5, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Eurocup teams aim for season's first trophies Euroleague
and Eurocup take a break this week, but many of the teams from those
respective competitions will be hard at work in search of their first
trophies in 2013. Domestic cup competitions will enter their final
stages with several different formats in 10 different countries.
February 5, 2013 - Yegin steps down as Tarsus Coach Erdal
Yegin has resigned as head coach of Tarsus Belediye with immediate
effect, on the eve of their final game of the EuroLeague Women regular
season. Play-caller has presided over the clubs' first ever foray into
the competition, accumulating three wins from eleven games.
February 5, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 15 Olympiacos
Piraeus bounced back from its first loss in the Greek league by taking
down archrival Panathinaikos 72-67 in the always hot Athens derby at
the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Monday. Vassilis Spanoulis scored
11 points and dished 7 assist.
February 5, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 21 With
league leaders Brose Baskets Bamberg playing Monday, Eurocup Last 16
team Ratiopharm Ulm improved to the German league’s second-best 14-6
record after holding off TBB Trier 82-86. Ulm led for virtually entire
February 5, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 18 BCM
Gravelines and Strasbourg continue their run atop the French League
table with 13-5 record. Gravelines downed Paris-Levallois 81-70 thanks
to a crucial 18-6 third quarter run, after chasing 39-46 halftime
February 4, 2013 - Galatasaray and Sparta&K lose ground There
were some heavyweight casualties around Europe as Galatasaray slumped
in the Turkish League and Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje experienced a
fourth loss in Russia. Benefiting from Fenerbahce losing for the first
time this season during the previous round.
February 4, 2013 - Split's fourth defeat in a row A
crisis in Split is continuing with another defeat, already the fourth
one in a row. This time the team from Dalmatia lost against Partizan
m:ts on the road in Game 20 in ABA Adriatic league.
February 4, 2013 - Three Europeans impress early in Turkey Serbia,
Germany and Greece are the three sides that remain unbeaten after the
first three days of action at the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF)
U16 international tournament in the city of Sakarya.
February 4, 2013 - Maccabi: Eliyahu out at least two weeks Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv power forward Lior Eliyahu is expected to be sidelined
for at least two weeks due to a knee injury. Eliyahu, the team captain,
was injured midway through an Israeli Cup quarterfinals game against
Hapoel Holon on Sunday.
February 4, 2013 - EuroChallenge: Deja Vu For Paris At BCM Party Carnival
celebrations were in full spin at the weekend in Gravelines, in the
north of France, when Paris Levallois arrived in town intending to
spoil the party and take sweet revenge on local side BCM.
February 4, 2013 - Maccabi, power forward Thomas part ways Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv and power forward Malcolm Thomas reached a mutual
agreement to terminate his contract, the club announced Saturday.
Thomas posted averages of 4.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 16 minutes in 15
Euroleague games, two of which he started.
February 4, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 20 Eurocup
Last 16 teams Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Buducnost Voli Podgorica picked
up important away victories as it got crowded on top of the Adriatic
League standings with six games remaining. Cedevita downed Igokea
56-64, handing the league leaders their first home loss.
February 4, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 18 Montepaschi
Siena routed Cimberio Varese 89-75 in the top class match of the
Italian League to raise its record to 13-5 while Varese is still atop
the table with 15-3 record. Siena started on fire, as David Moss led
them in finishing the first quarter with 25-13 margin.
February 4, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 20 In
the final round of Spanish League games before the King’s Cup, all four
Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams picked up victories. Real Madrid
improved to 19-1 after crushing Uxue Bilbao Basket 74-94.
February 4, 2013 - VTB United League, Regular Season, Game 13 Zalgiris
Kaunas came from behind to shock CSKA Moscow and claim 68-74 win in the
Russian capital. Win moved Zalgiris into the first place of Group B in
the VTB United League, and improved the club to a league best 11-1
February 3, 2013 - Cibona inked Nicevic With
six rounds left until the end of the ABA League regular season Cibona
decided to strenghten its inside line by signing Sandro Nicevic. It is
the second time that the 36-year-old center will play for the team from
February 3, 2013 - Harden gets triple-double as Rockets beat Bobcats James
Harden never had a game like this, and he never saw a player hurt the
way Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was on Saturday night. Harden
had 21 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first
career triple-double in the Rockets' 109-95 win.
February 3, 2013 - Irving's 35 pace Cavaliers over Thunder Kyrie
Irving wasn't just interested. He was incredible. With one shot better
than his last, Irving scored 35 points, including 13 in the final 2:52,
as the Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-110 on
February 2, 2013 - U16 Men Tournament Tips Off in Turkey Some
of Europe's future stars, that will introduce themselves
internationally at the U16 European Championship Men in Ukraine in
August, are showcasing their skills to a Turkish audience throughout
February 2, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 6 bwin MVP: Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid For
the third time this season, Rudy Fernandez is the week’s bwin MVP after
sparkling in leading Real Madrid to victory. This time though,
Fernandez outdid himself. Rudy recorded a double-double in setting
career highs with 13 rebounds and performance index rating with 34.
February 2, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 20 preview With
five games today, and two more games tomorrow, Sunday, February 3, Game
20 in ABA Adriatic league will start. We coming to the most interesting
part of season, situation is still pretty unclear and we will see a lot
February 2, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Week 13 review In
one of the most entertaining and dramatic rounds of action so far, the
penultimate week of the regular season gave us a beautiful reminder of
just how much EuroLeague Women can both delight and shock.
February 2, 2013 - Ogwumike takes Week 13 MVP honours Whilst
unlucky for some, 13 is lucky for Nnemkadi Ogwumike who has become
Euroleague Women MVP in the 13th week of the season. The front court
player combined well with the ninth player on this list, Belinda Snell.
February 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Panathinaikos Athens 76 - 73 Brose Baskets Panathinaikos
Athens survived a big fourth-quarter scare before edging Brose Baskets
Bamberg 76-73 at OAKA in the Greek capital on Friday night. The win
improved the Greens to 4-2 and a share of third place in Group E, while
Bamberg remains winless in the Top 16.
February 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Caja Laboral Vitoria 71 - 83 BC Khimki MR BC
Khimki Moscow Region dealt Caja Laboral a second consecutive Top 16
defeat in a Friday night clash in Group F. Khimki won 71-83 in Vitoria,
Spain, to match Caja Laboral for third place in the group at 4-2.
Khimki pulled away late in the third quarter.
February 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Unicaja Malaga 73 - 78 Anadolu Efes Istanbul Anadolu
Efes Istanbul climbed to second place in Top 16 Group F by edging
Unicaja Malaga 73-78 on the road on Friday. Efes improved to 5-1 with
its fifth consecutive win, something that hasn't happened since the
2004-05 Euroleague season.
February 1, 2013 - GB secures funding for Eurobasket and up to Rio 2016 UK
Sport has reversed its decision and decided to fund British Basketball
up to the Rio 2016 Olympics. The agency have agreed to award the sport
Lottery funding on an initial one-year conditional basis, which will
cover this summer’s Eurobasket event in Slovenia.
February 1, 2013 - Polkowice finish on a high in Prague CCC
Polkowice signed off their EuroLeague Women Group C campaign in real
style as they chalked up a third win in four games with an impressive
71-60 success at ZVVZ USK Prague. Belinda Snell stood out again for CCC
Polkowice with a 28-point, 7-rebound performance.
February 1, 2013 - Dazzling Dumerc dishes up road success French
national team star Celine Dumerc underlined her playmaking qualities
with a dazzling display for Bourges Basket after registering a
double-double of 13 points and 10 assists to help her team claim a
65-59 success at Uni Györ in EuroLeague Women Group A.