March 31, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Montepaschi Siena - Olympiacos 88:76 Montepaschi
Siena completed a historic series win over Olympiacos with an 88-76
victory at the Palaestra to win their Quarterfinal Playoffs series 3-1
and clinch a spot in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. Siena,
who last made the Final Four in 2008, will head to Barcelona after an
impressive come-from-behind performance in the series, bouncing back
from an embarrassing Game 1 loss in Piraeus to string three straight
victories together en route to the Final Four.
March 31, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Power Electronics Valencia - Real Madrid 81:72 Power
Electronics Valencia remained alive for its first-ever Euroleague Final
Four by staving off elimination with an 81-72 victory at home over Real
Madrid to force a decisive Game 5 in their Quarterfinal Playoffs. Omar
Cook collected 16 points, 7 assists and 5 steals to help Valencia knot
the series at 2-2, while Dusko Savanovic, Nando De Colo and Robertas
Javtokas each scored 12 points and Rafa Martinez added 10.
March 31, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Maccabi Electra - Caja Laboral 99:77 Maccabi
Electra stormed back to the Final Four for the first time since 2008 by
pounding Caja Laboral 99-77 in front of a packed house at Nokia Arena
in Tel Aviv. Maccabi won the teams’ best-of-five Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs series 3-1, despite losing Game 1.
March 31, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Panathinaikos - Regal Barcelona 78:67 Panathinaikos
advanced to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four on Thursday and
in the process dethroned Regal FC Barcelona with a 78-67 victory in
Game 4 of their Quarterfinal Playoffs series in front of a sea of
19,000 green fans at OAKA in Athens, Greece. Panathinaikos won the
best-of-five series 3-1 and reached the Final Four for the 10th time in
March 31, 2011 - Final Four berths in play for Game 4 on Thursday! The
goal they all started the season with is within reach of four teams on
Thursday as the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs for the first time
offers a full slate of Game 4s that could fill the 2011 Final Four in a
matter of hours.
March 31, 2011 - Take the Euroleague with you! Turkish
Airlines Euroleague fans, now you can be updated on your favorite
competition wherever you go with brand new smartphone apps for iPhone,
Android and WP7 devices.
March 31, 2011 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP: Bracey Wright, Cedevita Game
2 of the Eurocup Quarterfinals will go down as a game to remember for
Cedevita Zagreb guard Bracey Wright. Not only did he lead his team to
victory and a Eurocup Finals berth, but Wright recorded his best game
of the season, his first double-double in European competition and
earned Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP honors.
March 31, 2011 - Let the countdown to the Eurocup Finals begin! The
lineup for the Eurocup Finals is set! Benetton Bwin Treviso, Cajasol
Sevilla, Cedevita Zagreb and Unics Kazan will compete for glory at the
Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy, on April 16-17 after that foursome
advanced from the Quarterfinals stage on Wednesday.
March 30, 2011 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Benetton Bwin - BG Goettingen 84:62 Benetton
Bwin defeated BG Goettingen at the Palaverde 84-62 on Wednesday night
to earn the right to play the Eurocup Finals in its home. Benetton will
rematch Last 16 foe Cajasol in the semifinals on April 16 with an eye
on the Eurocup prize.
March 30, 2011 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Asefa Estudiantes - Cedevita 72:81 Cedevita
Zagreb reached the Eurocup Finals! Cedevita earnt the right to keep
fighting for the Eurocup title by beating Asefa Estudiantes 72-81 in
Madrid, Spain on Tuesday night. Cedevita swept the two way, total-point
series and went all the way from the Qualifying Rounds to the Finals.
Bracey Wright paced the winners with 24 points and 11 rebounds.
March 30, 2011 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Unics Kazan - Pepsi Caserta 79:77 Unics
Kazan edged Pepsi Caserta 79-77 Wednesday night at the Basket-Hall in
Kazan, Russia, to seal their ticket to the Eurocup Finals in Treviso,
Italy, next month. Kazan needed only to protect its 6-point advantage
from Game 1 of their quarterfinals series and a 26-17 first quarter and
11-3 run in the second basically set up the win, as the hosts had just
enough the rest of way.
March 30, 2011 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Budivelnik - Cajasol 80:77 Cajasol
Sevilla made it to the Eurocup Finals! Cajasol sealed its ticket to
Treviso, Italy and will keep fighting for Eurocup glory despite an
80-77 road loss against Budivelnik on Tuesday. Cajasol had registered a
67-49 win in Game 1 and won the two-way, total-point series by a long
March 30, 2011 - Sportingbet Playoffs Game 3 co-MVPs: Marko Jaric, D'Or Fischer The
Sportingbet MVP honor for Game 3 of the Playoffs is shared by two
players after Marko Jaric of Montepaschi Siena and D’or Fischer of Real
Madrid both came off the bench to lead their respective teams to
pivotal Playoffs victories. Jaric scored a season-high 24 points as
Montepaschi downed Olympiacos 81-72. Fischer posted 19 points on
perfect shooting as Madrid bested Power Electronics Valencia 66-75 on
March 30, 2011 - Decision night in the Eurocup! It
is decision night in the Eurocup, as the Quarterfinals come to an end
on Wednesday with four critical showdowns all over the continent. Game
1 saw two convincing home triumphs, a narrow road win and a tie, so
anything can happen and only one thing is certain - we will know which
four teams make it to the Eurocup Finals in Treviso by the end of the
March 30, 2011 - Maccabi guard Perkins out for season with knee injury Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv guard Doron Perkins will miss the rest of the season
after suffering a serious knee injury in his team’s Quarterfinal
Playoffs Game 3 victory over Caja Laboral on Tuesday. Perkins suffered
the injury at the start of the second quarter when he knee seemed to
buckle as he drove to the basket.
March 29, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Maccabi Electra - Caja Laboral 81:60 Maccabi
Electra took control of its Quarterfinal Playoffs series with an 81-60
over Caja Laboral in front of a packed house at Nokia Arena in Tel
Aviv. Despite the victory that brings Maccabi within a victory of a
return to the Euroleague Final Four, it was a bittersweet night for the
yellow-and-blue crew after star guard Doron Perkins suffered a knee
injury in the second quarter, was helped off the court and taken to a
Tel Aviv hospital for treatment.
March 29, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Panathinaikos - Regal Barcelona 76:74 Panathinaikos
got within one win to reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four
by downing defending champion Regal FC Barcelona 76-74 in Game 3 of
their best-of-five Quarterfinal Playoffs series in front of a sellout
crowd of 19,000 at OAKA in Athens, Greece on Tuesday.
March 29, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Montepaschi Siena - Olympiacos 81:72 Montepaschi
Siena defeated Olympiacos 81-72 on Tuesday night at the Palaestra to
take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five Playoff series. Montepaschi is
now one win away from making it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Final Four in Barcelona. The Italian champs’ second win in a row came
courtesy of a 24-point performance by Marko Jaric, who did not miss any
of his 8 two-point field goals.
March 29, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Power Electronic Valencia - Real Madrid 66:75 Despite
having been trailing for most of the game, Real Madrid managed to pull
a valuable road win at Power Electronics Valencia by 66-75 to make it
2-1 in its favor in the all-Spanish Playoff series. A 0-11 run bridging
the third and fourth quarters started by Felipe Reyes and then
culminated by D'or Fischer, who scored 13 points in the last period for
the winners, proved to be decisive as Valencia's offense was completely
shut down in the last minutes and the guests cruised to the win.
March 29, 2011 - Stages change: Back for more with Game 3! With
all four Turkish Airlines Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs best-of-five
series tied at 1-1, we face a pivotal night on Tuesday, when Game 3
will get several teams just a step away from making to the 2011 Final
March 29, 2011 - Turkish Airlines sponsors Final Four concert for Education in Africa Going
global takes on special meaning at the upcoming Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four 2011 Barcelona with the announcement of a new,
star-studded charity concert to benefit UNICEF's educational efforts in
Africa! Euroleague Basketball, Turkish Airlines and Los 40 Principales
radio are joining forces to put great music to work for a worthy cause,
the students across Africa whom UNICEF is lifting up every day with
broad-based educational assistance.
March 28, 2011 - Ramla Puts Women’s Game On The Map In Israel Nothing
beats the high of winning a title. That was the feeling of Elitzur
Ramla coach Adan Inbar and his players after the club's 61-53 triumph
at Arras on Thursday night, a result that allowed the Israeli outfit to
lift the EuroCup Women.
March 28, 2011 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 27: March 26-27, 2011 Regal
FC Barcelona leads the Spanish League standings with a 23-4 record.
Real Madrid is second at 21-6 and Power Electronics Valencia third at
18-9. Regal FC Barcelona survived a tough test by beating Assignia
Manresa 64-72 on the road on Sunday.
March 28, 2011 - Serbian League, second phase, Game 2: March 26-27, 2011 Partitzan
mt:s, Hemofarm Stada and Radnicki all started the second phase of the
Serbian League season with two wins in as many games. Partizan downed
FMP 67-76 in a rematch of this season’s Serbia Cup final, which
Partizan also won.
March 27, 2011 - Victory in Zeleznik Second
round in Superleague took Partozan mt:s in Zeleznik. Black and whites
played good again and won against FMP with score 67:76 (20:20, 8:17,
March 27, 2011 - Cibona split with Anzulovic Even
the arrival of coach Drazen Anzulovic didn't help Cibona to better
results, few months after his arrival the club published the official
news that both parties split on Saturday.
March 27, 2011 - Griffin leads Clippers over Raptors 94-90 Blake
Griffin had 22 points and 16 rebounds, Chris Kaman added 17 points and
12 boards, and the Los Angeles Clippers beat Toronto 94-90 on Saturday
night to hand the Raptors their fourth straight loss.
March 25, 2011 - Playoffs Game 2 MVP: Malik Hairston, Montepaschi Siena Malik
Hairston’s best Euroleague game yet lifted Montepaschi Siena to a
resounding 65-82 road win at Olympiacos Piraeus on Thursday night. His
19 points and 11 rebounds off the bench – both season highs – also
earned Hairston a well-deserved Sportingbet MVP award for Game 2 of the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs.
March 24, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Regal Barcelona - Panathinaikos 71:75 Panathinaikos
rounded a perfect night for road teams in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs by rallying from a 16-point deficit to
edge defending champion Regal FC Barcelona 71-75 in front of a sellout
crowd at Palau Blaugrana in Game 2 of their best-of-five Quarterfinal
Playoffs series on Thursday.
March 24, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Olympiacos - Montepaschi Siena 65:82 Montepaschi
Siena stunned Olympiacos 65-82 on Thursday night at the Peace and
Friendship Stadium in Piraeus, Greece, to tie their best-of-five
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series at 1-1. After the Reds
thoroughly dominated Game 1 in a record-setting performance,
Montepaschi bounced back in Game 2 with a spirited effort.
March 24, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Caja Laboral - Maccabi Electra 81:83 Jeremy
Pargo sank a game-winning jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv to an 81-83 road win over Caja Laboral
Thursday at Fernando Buesa Arena and to even their best-of-five Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs series at 1-1.
March 24, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Real Madrid - Power E. Valencia 75:79 If
the balance of Game 1 was not enough, Game 2 proved to be even more
exciting in the Playoff all-Spanish series between Real Madrid and
Power Electronics Valencia. When the dust settled. the guests had
pulled a valuable road win by 75-81 to tie the bet-of-five series at
1-1. Now, the series moves to Valencia for the next two games next
March 24, 2011 - Scariolo Thinks About Potential Newcomers Spain
national team coach Sergio Scariolo is keeping a close watch on a group
of newcomers that have a chance of making this summer's EuroBasket
squad. Oklahoma City power forward Serge Ibaka, who was born in Zaire
21 years ago but learned his basketball in Spain and played at Manresa,
is among those Scariolo is monitoring.
March 24, 2011 - Euroleague Playoffs, Visitors seek to turn around series! With
barely 48 hours having passed since their series openers, the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Playoffs return in full force on Thursday as eight
would-be Final Four teams adjust their strategies on the fly. All four
winning home teams from Game 1 will get the chance on Thursday, on
their own floors once again, to put themselves within a single victory
of reaching the Final Four.
March 24, 2011 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: Vladimir Veremeenko, Unics After
dominating inside on Wednesday to help his team edge closer to the
Eurocup Finals, Unics Kazan big man Vladimir Veremeenko is the
Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP. Veremeenko had by far the best performance of
his 53-game Eurocup career and one of the best in the competition all
season as Unics beat Pepsi Caserta 84-90 on the road in Game 1 of their
two-game total-points series for a spot in the Eurocup Finals.
March 23, 2011 - Eurocup quarterfinals, Pepsi Caserta - Unics Kazan 84:90 Unics
Kazan topped Pepsi Caserta Wednesday night at the Palamaggio Arena
84-90 in the first leg of their two-game total-points Eurocup
Quarterfinals series. The 6-point win for the visitors now forces
Caserta to make up the deficit next Wednesday in Russia to make it to
next month’s Eurocup Finals in Treviso.
March 23, 2011 - Eurocup quarterfinals, Cajasol Sevilla - Budivelnik 67:49 Cajasol
took a very important first step to reach the Eurocup Finals by downing
Budivelnik 67-49 in Game 1 of the two-game, total-point Quarterfinals
in front of a sellout crowd at San Pablo Arena in Seville, Spain on
Tuesday night. Cajasol, pushed by an incredible crowd, took n 18-point
lead in the series, that now travel to Dnipropetrovsk for Game 2 next
March 23, 2011 - Eurocup quarterfinals, BG Goettingen - Benetton Bwin 66:66 BG
Goettingen and Benetton Bwin played to a 40-minute draw, 66-66, in an
exciting clash on Wednesday in the opening game of their two-game
total-points Quarterfinals. The result sets up a winner-takes all
second game in Treviso next week, meaning the two teams will play a
do-or-die game on the floor that will host the Eurocup Finals for a
ticket to the big show.
March 23, 2011 - Eurocup quarterfinals, Cedevita - Asefa Estudiantes 90:81 Cedevita
Zagreb defeated Asefa Estudiantes 90-81 Wednesday night at the Drazen
Petrovic Basketball Center in the Croatian capital to get within one
step of the Eurocup Finals in Treviso.
March 23, 2011 - Caja Laboral forward Bjelica out with broken hand Caja
Laboral forward Nemanja Bjelica has a broken bone in his left hand and
will be sidelined indefinitely. Bjelica, 22, did not play in Game 1 of
the Quarterfinal Playoffs and will miss Game 2. The team’s medical
staff will perform further tests Thursday to determine whether he needs
surgery and to set a timetable for recovery.
March 23, 2011 - Eurocup, Quarterfinals Game 1, Game Center Eurocup
fans, the next decisive phase of the 2010-11 season arrives with the
start of the Quarterfinals tonight! Eight teams will begin their
two-game battles on Wednesday for four berths in the Eurocup Finals.
March 23, 2011 - Euroleague, Playoffs Game 1 MVP: Richard Hendrix, Maccabi Electra It
took a record-setting double-double on opening night for Richard
Hendrix of Maccabi Electra to earn the Sportingbet MVP honor for Game 1
of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs. Despite his team's road
loss against Caja Laboral, Hendrix led Maccabi with 16 points on
8-of-13 two-pointers and 16 rebounds.
March 23, 2011 - Reds erupt for records in Playoffs win The
Game 1 Quarterfinal Playoffs matchup between Olympiacos and Montepaschi
Siena ended in an impressive 89-41 blowout win for the Reds and left
quite a few records shattered along the way. The hosts started the game
with 19 unanswered points and set records for fewest point allowed in a
half (9) and fewest through three quarters (22).
March 22, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Regal Barcelona - Panathinaikos 83:82 Regal
FC Barcelona held on for a thrilling 83-82 victory over Panathinaikos
in the opener of a Quarterfinal Playoffs series between the last two
Euroleague champs. The game went down to the final shot, but
Panathinaikos star Dimitris Diamantidis came up short on a night when
he went for a career-high 26 points.
March 22, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Real Madrid - Power E. Valencia 71:65 Sparks
flew at the Caja Magic in Madrid in the Game of the Week, but when the
dust settled, Real Madrid had racked a 71-65 win over Power Electronics
Valencia for a 1-0 in their best-of-five Playoff series, good for a
spot in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four.
March 22, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Caja Laboral - Maccabi Electra 76:70 Caja
Laboral led almost the entire game en route to an impressive 76-70
victory over Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Tuesday at Fernando Buesa Arena
in Vitoris, Spain, to take a 1-0 lead in the teams’ best-of-five
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs.
March 22, 2011 - EL Playoffs, Olympiacos - Montepaschi Siena 89:41 Olympiacos
routed Montepaschi Siena, 89-41 on Tuesday at the Peace and Friendship
Stadium in Piraeus for a record-setting victory in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs opener.
March 22, 2011 - The final march towards Barcelona begins! The
resume of the eight Turkish Airlines Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs
teams combines to show five former Euroleague champs, three reigning
national champions and a pair of reigning continental champs, all with
eyes on the prize of a ticket to the 2011 Final Four in Barcelona.
March 22, 2011 - Vote for the All-Euroleague team! Turkish
Airlines Euroleague fans, it's time for you to help choose the 2010-11
All-Euroleague team!Take this chance to take part in the election of
the All-Euroleague Team that will be awarded during the Final Four in
Barcelona! Send us your vote now!
March 20, 2011 - Euroleague Playoffs injury report: Madrid loses Rodriguez With
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs just two days away, the eight
surviving teams who would be champions of the competition saw their
rosters in distinctly different levels of health after their last
March 20, 2011 - Adriatic league schedule Exactly
a month before the start of the 10th NLB League Final Four Tournament
the exact schedule for the big event in Sport's Hall Stožice Ljubljana
was confirmed. The semi-finals will be played on Tuesday, April 19th
when Partizan meets Budućnost at 18.15 while the game between Union
Olimpija and Krka will be at 20.45. The final is scheduled for
Thursday, April 21st at 20.45.
March 19, 2011 - Gasol fuels Lakers to win over struggling Wolves Pau
Gasol scored a team-high 25 points and Andrew Bynum added 14 rebounds
before being ejected to help the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers beat
the Minnesota Timberwolves 106-98 Friday. Minnesota led 51-49 at
halftime and then 94-93 with 3:52 left on the clock but Spanish forward
Gasol knocked in a two-point jump shot to spark an unbroken eight-point
run by the Lakers as they regained control in a physical encounter.
March 18, 2011 - CSKA get Becirovic Slovenian
guard Sani Becirovic (29 years, 195 cm) signed the contract with CSKA
until the end of the season with club’s option for one more year. The
agreement became official after medical exams today. Becirovic will
start practicing with the team tonight.
March 18, 2011 - Eurocup, Quarterfinals Series breakdown: Asefa Estudiantes vs. Cedevita Zagreb All
signs point to a high-scoring thriller when Asefa Estudiantes and
Cedevita Zagreb clash in the Eurocup Quarterfinals. Cedevita (85.5
ppg.) and Estu (81.5 ppg.) are ranked first and third, respectively, in
team scoring in the Eurocup this season, though with different styles.
March 18, 2011 - Euroleague, Playoff analysis: Regal FC Barcelona vs. Panathinaikos The
last two Euroleague champions will clash head to head in the
Quarterfinal Playoffs for one ticket to the 2011 Euroleague Basketball
Final Four. Defending champ Regal FC Barcelona marches into the
playoffs as the only team to go undefeated in the Top 16.
March 17, 2011 - Babkina Optimistic For EuroBasket Women Latvian
playmaker Elina Babkina can't believe her luck ahead of EuroBasket
Women 2011 after reaping the rewards of working with head coach George
Dikeoulakos at club level. Babkina is currently enjoying the best
season of her career at Lotos Gdynia under the watchful eye of
Dikeoulakos and having never stepped out at a EuroBasket Women Final
Round despite having played at the Olympics, she is expected to make
her long overdue tournament debut in the summer.
March 17, 2011 - Euroleague, Playoff Series breakdown: Caja Laboral vs. Maccabi Electra The
two highest-scoring Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams this season, Caja
Laboral of Spain and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv of Israel, promise a lot
more than points when their Quarterfinal Playoffs series begins
Tuesday. These teams know each other well, and not just because they
split regular season victories earlier this season.
March 17, 2011 - Eurocup, Quarterfinals Series breakdown: Unics Kazan vs. Pepsi Caserta Two
teams that started the season in the Qualifying Rounds of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague now meet with a ticket to the Eurocup Finals at
stake. Unics Kazan has been one of the dominant forces in the Eurocup
in recent seasons.
March 16, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 26: March 15-16, 2011 Buducnost
reached the Adriatic League Final Four for the first time on Tuesday
with a 102-92 victory over CEZ Nymburk. The win put the Montenegrin
champs in fourth place with a 15-11 record.
March 16, 2011 - Jaka in Olimpija, Djekic i Mitrovic in Mega Vizura Jaka
Klobucar and basketball club Partizan m:ts terminated the contract on
mutual agreement. Slovenian international will resume his career in
Olimpija Ljubljana. It is well known that teams are allowed to register
no more than four foreign players in Superliga, and black and whites
had five foreign players during the season in NLB league and
March 16, 2011 - Steamroller coming in first Partizan
m:ts crowned the first position in Adriatic league with a win in
Pionir. Cibona went down in the final round of NLB league with a score
89:74 (22:19, 22:17, 20:21, 25:17). Black and whites will play
Buducnost who held position four in the semifinal on the final four in
Ljubljana from 19-21 April.
March 16, 2011 - Rimas Kurtinaitis is a new BC Khimki head coach BC
Khimki and a well-known Lithuanian specialist Rimas Kurtinaitis signed
an agreement to the end of the 2010/11 season, with a possible
prolongation for another year. The new coach will join the team in
Tallinn, where the yellow-blue will go on Tuesday. The interim head
coach Oleg Meleschenko has left the club.
March 16, 2011 - Euroleague, Playoff analysis: Olympiacos vs. Montepaschi Siena Two
of the Euroleague’s strongest teams over the past decade will lock
horns for a single Final Four spot when Greek powerhouse Olympiacos
goes against perennial Italian League champion Montepaschi Siena in
their best-of-five Quarterfinal Playoffs series.
March 16, 2011 - Buducnost qualified for the F4 Budućnost
became the fourth club, which qualified for the Final Four Tournament .
The Montenegrian club confirmed the promotion with the Tuesday's
victory against Nymburk and will play at the final event in the NLB
League for the first time since participating in the league.
March 15, 2011 - Euroleague, Playoff Series breakdown: Real Madrid vs. Power Electronics Valencia A
Quarterfinal Playoffs test between two teams that know each other well
promises to produce great basketball and excitement as Real Madrid and
Power Electronics Valencia duel for a ticket to the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four in nearby Barcelona.
March 15, 2011 - Eurocup, Quarterfinals Series breakdown: Budivelnik vs. Cajasol There
will be a clash of styles when Budivelnik meets Cajasol Sevilla in the
Eurocup Quarterfinals. Budivelnik is the lowest-scoring team with a
winning record in the Eurocup this season. The Ukrainian club tallied 8
victories and went 3-0 in games decided by less than 5 points.
March 15, 2011 - Lukoil Academic won the Cup of Bulgaria Lukoil
Academic won the Cup of Bulgaria, after defeating the 2010 champion
Levski 81:80 in an interesting and dramatic game in Universiada Hall in
Sofia. The Students won the Cup for the last time in 2008. In 2009 they
lost the final to Levski, while last year they were eliminated in the
semifinals against Rilski Sportist.
March 14, 2011 - Eurocup, Quarterfinal Series breakdown: Benetton Bwin vs. BG Goettingen The
competition's winningest team this season, Benetton Bwin of Italy,
tries to reach the 2011 Eurocup Finals on its home court by facing down
an upstart challenger, BG Goettingen of Germany, in a two-game
total-points quarterfinal series starting Wednesday, March 23.
March 14, 2011 - Injury Brings End To Petrov’s Season KRKA
Novo Mesto have lost veteran Simon Petrov for the remainder of the
season to injury. The 35-year-old guard fractured his right ankle in
his team's 72-62 home defeat to Partizan Belgrade in the Adriatic
League on Saturday night.
March 14, 2011 - FIBA grant Great Britain spot at Olympics It's
official. Great Britain have been awarded a spot at next year's Olympic
Games in London, and it ends years of speculation and doubt as British
basketball fans will remember Sunday March 13th 2011 as the day that
basketball in Britain changed, for the better.
March 13, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 25: March 11-13, 2011 Partizan
shot up to first place in the Adriatic League standings by overtaking
previous leader Krka with a road win. Both teams now have 17-8 records,
but the defending champs are in first place due to a tiebreaker.
March 13, 2011 - First place after beating Krka In
a very important duel for the leading position in NLB league, players
of Partizan m:ts overcame Krka with the score 62:72 (16:26, 17:12,
14:17, 15:17). With this win in Novo Mesto black and whites regained
the first place on the Adriatic league table.
March 11, 2011 - Gallinari Boost For Italy Europe
will finally see the full might of Italy this summer when the Azzurri
play at the EuroBasket in Lithuania. Italy coach Simone Pianigiani,
without reservation, has said Danilo Gallinari of the Denver Nuggets
will be in the line-up when his team takes on Israel, France, Latvia,
Germany and Serbia in Group B, arguably the toughest of the pools in
the First Round.
March 11, 2011 - Caja Laboral center Sow hospitalized Another
team headed to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs could be
without a backup big man after Caja Laboral announced Friday that
center Pape Sow has been hospitalized with a type of pulmonary
embolism. The club did not say how long Sow would be sidelined, but a
similar condition ended the season of Regal FC Barcelona forward Pete
Mickeal when it was discovered in January.
March 11, 2011 - Bosh fires Heat to victory over Lakers Chris
Bosh stepped up to help the star-studded Miami Heat snap a five-game
losing streak with a 94-88 win over the two-time defending NBA champion
Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.
March 11, 2011 - Krka, Union Olimpija and Partizan qualified for the F4 First
it was Krka, Union Olimpija followed it on Tuesday and a day later the
third club was known Partizan m:ts. The three clubs mentioned already
guaranteed a spot at the 10th NLB League Final Four Tournament, which
will be held in Ljubljana between April 19th and 21st, while the fourth
member will be either Zagreb Co or Budućnost, depends how both of them
will play in the last two rounds of the regular season.
March 10, 2011 - Partizan mt:s convincing against Zadar Black
and whites hosted Zadar in the 24th round of Adriatic league. Partizan
m:ts players held the rhythm of the game in their hands during the
whole course of the game, so another win in Pionir hall came with a
score 85:50 (14:13, 29:12, 23:11, 19:14).
March 10, 2011 - Maccabi president Mizrahi awarded Israel Prize Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv president Shimon Mizrahi was named among the 2011
recipients of the Israel Prize, the country’s most prestigious award
given annually on Israel’s Independence Day. Israel’s Minister of
Education Gideon Sa’ar announced Mizrahi as one of this year’s winners
March 10, 2011 - Barcelona 1969: The longest final Many
European basketball fans recall that Barcelona hosted the 1998 and 2003
Final Fours, but few know that one of the best games ever witnessed in
Europe was the 1969 European Cup final in the same city.
March 10, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 24: March 8-9, 2011 Three
spots in the Adriatic League semifinals were clinched by the end of
Wednesday's games as the combination of victories for league-leading
Krka and second-placed Partizan Belgrade and Union Olimpija and a loss
for Buducnost put the first three into the next stage.
March 9, 2011 - Cedevita extends Dontaye Draper One
of the best players in this Eurocup season is set to keep playing for
his current team for two more years, as Cedevita reached a new
agreement with playmaker Dontaye Draper to extend his contract until
the end of the 2012-13 season.
March 9, 2011 - Rest Of The World Romp To All Star Win The
Rest of the World blew out Team Europe in the EuroLeague Women All-Star
Game in Gdynia, Poland, on Tuesday night. Sylvia Fowles had 16 points,
two of them coming on a fastbreak dunk late in the fourth quarter, in
the 116-88 victory.
March 8, 2011 - Power Electronics loses Augustine for a month Power
Electronics Valencia is facing injury problems before its best-of-five
Quarterfinal Playoffs series against Real Madrid, as big man James
Augustine will be sidelined for at least 4 weeks due to a foot injury.
March 7, 2011 - The Date Of The Eurobasket 2011 Tickets Sales Postponed Tickets
in Eurobasket 2011 in Lithuania, for technical reasons, will start
later than planned. It was released before the Eurobasket 2011 tickets
go on sale March 1, but later it was announced that tickets go on sale
March 17 at 10:00 local time Lithuanian.
March 7, 2011 - Close finish went to Igokea Black
and whites met Igokea in the 23rd round of NLB league. In a fantastic
atmosphere in hall in Laktasi Vlade Jovanovic’s team couldn’t outplay
team from Aleksandrovac. In a close and eventful finish of the game
Slobodan Klipa’s players won with a score 88:86 (18:18, 25:19, 23:16,
March 7, 2011 - Sportingbet MVP for February: Rasho Nesterovic, Olympiacos Pireaus Maximum
effect in a minimum amount of time is the definition of efficiency on
the basketball court. Add to that great timing in crucial games and it
could also define the difference that center Rasho Nesterovic of
Olympiacos Pireaus, Euroleague Basketball's choice as the Sportingbet
MVP for February, made for his team over the second half of the Top 16.
March 7, 2011 - WNBA Champion donates jersey for a good cause The
1999 WNBA Champion and one of the best women basketball players
Bulgaria has ever known - Polina Tzekova, is donating a jersey from her
championship season for a good cause.
March 7, 2011 - Basketball News from Jordan – Focus on Fundamentals! by Joao Da Costa Coach
Gheith Najjar is a well known and respected coach in Jordan He
coached many years in Division 1 in the Jordanian Basketball
league. He is now the Secretary General of the Jordan Basketball
Federation. Coach Najjar is concerned with developing youth
players and growing a good basketball league in Jordan.
March 6, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 23: March 4-6, 2011 Krka
sits alone atop the Adriatic League standings after a win over
Buducnost coupled with Partizan mt:s’s loss at Igokea. Goran Ikonic
scored 27 points as Krka topped Buducnost 80-73 to lift its record to
16-7. Igokea upset Partizan 88-86 in a game that was not as close as
the final score indicates.
March 5, 2011 - Nets beat Raptors 116-103 in Europe's 1st NBA game The
New Jersey Nets are still far away from their Russian owner's goal of
making the team a global brand and NBA champion. But for now, at least,
they're the league's most successful team in games played in Europe.
March 4, 2011 - Zadar with a new coach: Pino Grdovic In
an attempt to avoid the last position in the 2010/11 NLB League, which
automatically leads to a one-year absence from the competition, Zadar
made another change at the coaching position on Thursday.
March 4, 2011 - In shocker, Messina steps down at Madrid The
shock heard 'round the Euroleague early on Friday has proven to be true
this afternoon: Ettore Messina, one of the head coaching giants in the
sport, has resigned from the Real Madrid bench. His decision came
swiftly on Friday, the morning after what had been an unbeaten Top 16
until then ended Thursday night with a 77-95 home loss to Montepaschi
March 4, 2011 - Black and whites won in Istanbul Partizan
m:ts beat Efes Pilsen in the last round of Top 16 phase in Euroleague.
Black and whites had the lead throughout the game, but the game was
still close in its finish.
March 4, 2011 - Zouros in charge of Greece NT Zalgiris'
coach Elias Zouros has been officially named as new Greece National
Team coach. Taking advantage of the fact that Zouros was in Athens for
the past couple of days with Zalgiris (they were playing against
Olympiacos in Euroleague Top16 phase) the coach and the Greek
Basketball Federation sat down to discuss the final details of their
contract before Zouros could put his signature on the deal.
March 4, 2011 - Sportingbet Top 16 Week 6 MVP: Fernando San Emeterio, Caja Laboral Budding
superstar Fernando San Emeterio of Caja Laboral capped a fantastic Top
16 by marching his team into the playoffs on Thursday as the
first-place team in Group E. With a career-best performance at the
perfect moment, San Emeterio also earned himself the Sportingbet Top 16
Week 6 MVP honor.
March 3, 2011 - Panathinaikos managed to advance to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Panathinaikos
managed to advance to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs thanks
to a 61-77 road win at Unicaja in the last week of the Top 16. Since
Caja Laboral also won in Vilnius to finish as group champ,
Panathinaikos will now square off with defending champ Regal FC
Barcelona in the Playoffs.
March 3, 2011 - Power Electronics Valencia made it to the Quarterfinal Playoffs! Valencia
finished second in Top 16 Group H and earned the right to keep fighting
for Turkish Airlines Euroleague glory by knocking off Fenerbahce Ulker
82-68 in front of a sea of orange fans at Fuente de San Luis on
Thursday. Valencia needed a three-point win to advance due to its 75-73
road loss against Fener earlier in this group.
March 3, 2011 - Partizan edged Efes Pilsen 65-67 Partizan
edged Efes Pilsen Thursday night in Istanbul 65-67 in a tight game that
finished both teams’ Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaigns. Vladimir
Lucic scored a spectacular game-winner in the closing seconds to give
Partizan fans some renewed hope for the future despite crashing out of
the Top 16 with a 1-5 record.
March 3, 2011 - Olympiacos pulled away late to down Zalgiris 78-64 Olympiacos
pulled away late to down Zalgiris 78-64 at the Peace and Friendship
Stadium on Thursday for the Reds’ fifth straight Turkish Airlines
Euroleague win. Although the fate of both teams was sealed last week,
they both played hard and the game had plenty of tension until a 10-0
fourth quarter run secured the hosts’ victory.
March 3, 2011 - Single seats sold out for 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Barcelona! Two
months before it starts and with the participating teams still not
known, Euroleague Basketball has announced that all tickets have been
sold out for the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Barcelona,
which is to be held May 6 to 8 at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
March 3, 2011 - Hoskin From Israel To China But Now To Iran Samuel
Hoskin, multi-talented 6'9" power forward, who earlier opted out of his
contract with 3rd place Israeli team Bnei Hasharon left on a contract
to China just days ago with the Jiangsu Dragons but when he arrived he
learned of clearance problems within the Chinese Basketball Association
and now Hoskin has signed with the Club Gorgan in Iran.
March 3, 2011 - Euroleague Women, Final Four Hosts Decision Coming Up FIBA
Europe will announce a decision on the hosts of the EuroLeague Women
2011 Final Four tournament as early as next week, during the EuroLeague
Women 2011 All Star Game which will be played in Gdynia, Poland, on
Tuesday 8 March.
March 3, 2011 - Last Quarterfinals berths to be decided tonight! All
eyes will be on three clashes in two countries on Thursday that will
decide the fate of five teams battling for the last three tickets
remaining to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Quarterfinal Playoffs.
March 2, 2011 - Montepaschi guard Kaukenas to undergo knee surgery Turkish
Airlines Euroleague quarterfinalist Montepaschi Siena has suffered
another blow to its backcourt with the news that guard Rimantas
Kaukenas will undergo surgery on Thursday for a meniscus injury.
March 2, 2011 - Last 16 Week 6 MVP: Benjamin Dewar, Le Mans Le
Mans played its last Eurocup game this season and one of its players
earned Last 16 Week 6 MVP honors with a near-perfect shooting
performance. Benjamin Dewar led Le Mans to a prestigious 73-78 road win
against Aris BSA 2003 with 25 points on 6-of-7 two-pointers, 2-of-2
three-pointers and 7-of-7 free throws.
March 1, 2011 - Budivelnik bested BG Goettingen 61-63 In
an outstanding showdown that went down to the wire, Budivelnik became
the Last 16 Group J champion by edging BG Goettingen 61-63 in Germany
on Tuesday. Both teams tied for first place in Group J but Budivelnik
finished first due to its 2-0 record against Goettingen.
March 1, 2011 - Panellinios BC finished its 2010-11 Eurocup season in style Panellinios
BC finished its 2010-11 Eurocup season in style by downing Alba Berlin
86-73 in Lamia, Greece in Last 16 Group L on Tuesday. Both teams had
ran out of chances to reach the Quarterfinals and tied for third place
in Group L each with a 1-5 record, but Panellinios ranked third due to
its tie-break advantage against Alba, that registered a three-point win
in its home game.
March 1, 2011 - Hemofarm Stada defeated Gran Canaria 2014 75-74 Hemofarm
Stada defeated Gran Canaria 2014 75-74 on Tuesday in the last game for
both teams in the Eurocup this season. Hemofarm came back from a 14-26
deficit in the first half to win a game that could have gone Gran
Canaria’s way if Taurean Green had hit his last-second three-point
March 1, 2011 - Ljubljana will host the 2011 Final Four On
Tuesday the NLB League Board confirmed that the 2011 Final Four
Tournament will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenija, between April 19th and
21st. It is for the fourth time in ten years that the Slovenian capital
will host the most prestigious event in regional league.
March 1, 2011 - Eurocup Finals tickets on sale Monday! Tickets
for the Eurocup Finals will go on sale starting on Monday, March 7 at
noon. This year's edition of the Eurocup Finals will be played in
Treviso, Italy from April 16 to 17 at the magnificent Palaverde, which
is the home court of Benetton Basket Bwin and Sisley Volley and has a
capacity of 5.144 seat spectators.
March 1, 2011 - Greek Cup Final postponed Greek
Cup Final between arch-rivals Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaikos
Athens was postponed today. The games was scheduled to be played next
Sunday, March 6th in Hellenicon arena, as usual. But this year the
Greek Sports Secretary decided that the game will be played in front of
a crowd of 3000 elementary school children, to avoid possible trouble
between the fans of the two teams, after everything that occurred
during the football game between the two clubs recently.
March 1, 2011 - Eurocup Game Center: Last 16, Week 6 It's
now or never for a handful of teams this week in the Eurocup with the
last of the eight Quarterfinals berths to be decided as well as first
place in each of the four Last 16 groups. By the end of Tuesday's eight
contest, the four Quarterfinals pairings will be finalized, leaving
eight teams to clash on March 23 and 30 in two-game total-points series
for a spot in April's Eurocup Finals in Treviso, Italy. Find
more news in our News Archive.