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Home - NLB Adriatic league 2010/2011 final 4

   NLB Adriatic league 2010/2011 final 4

April 23, 2011 - Zdovc leaves Olimpija

Jure Zdovc decided to break the contract with Union Olimpija and leave the club. He was head coach of Union Olimpija from December 2008. He decided to take this move due to personal reasons and made his decision clear to everyone on today's evening practice. Union Olimpija will be led by assistant coachMiro Alilović until further notice.

April 22, 2011 - Undisputed champions!!!

Best two teams in the region met in Stozice hall in the final game and a game for the trophy. Championship ring went to black and whites, after a big and exciting struggle they beat Olimpija with a score : (23:26, 16:17, 19:22, 16:12). A quick game was seen in the opening minutes of the big finale. Olimpija looked for Jagodnik on offense, while Vesly and Gist both scored three pointers for 9:8. After back to back threes by the host, Jawai was excellent in the paint and Milosavljević found the way to the basket of ,,zmajceki’’ 15:13. Jerrells brought the first lead to black and whites in the 7th minute with a three from big distance 15:16. Olimpija’s bench called the first timeout of the game after a great response from Gist in the paint 15:18. Olimpija tied the game through Udrih and Ilijevski 20:20. Three point advantage was brought by Lucic and Katić from the free throw line, and Udrih banked one more from downtown by the end of the quarter, but Jerrells responded from the same distance 23:26.

April 22, 2011 - Adriatic League, Final Four, final: April 21, 2011

Partizan mt:s held on to edge Union Olimpija 74-77 on Thursday at Stozice Arena in Ljubljana to win the Adriatic League for the fifth season in a row. Curtis Jerrells made 5 free throws in the final minute to help Partizan hold off the host club. The point guard paced the winners with 20 points, while James Gist added 12, Dusan Kecman 11 and Nathan Jawai 10. Partizan pieced together a 9-0 run that bridged the second and third quarters to take a 39-48 lead, but Olimpija clawed back to 54-56 on a Samo Udrih triple. Jerrells ended the third quarter with a three-pointer to make it 58-65. After Olimpija closed the gap to 3 points, Kecman hit a three and converted a three-point play to keep Partizan in control. Olimpija never quit and got within 70-72 on 4 straight Saso Ozbolt free throws with under two minutes to go.

April 21, 2011 - Partizan won Adriatic NLB league

In great atmosphere in very well crowded Stozice Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Partizan mt:s Belgrade beat Union Olimpija Ljubljana and won Adriatic NLB league title for 2010/2011 season. It is fifth title for Partizan mt:s in this competition in 10 years history. In very good and attractive game, with amazing shooting percentage of both teams in first half Partizan mt:s was better team and deserves this new title. More than 10.000 spectators in Stozice Arena, and according to TV commentator more than 1.000 of Partizan mt:s supporters created fantastic atmosphere.

April 20, 2011 -  Union Olimpija better in Slovenian semi-final

With Krka being much more successful in Slovenian national championship in the last couple of weeks and Union Olimpija struggling with problems it was impossible to predict the winner of the second semi-final but Olimpija didn't allow any surprise. Motivation was high and so was Olimpija's play with Sašo Ožbolt making some important shots for a comfortable lead. Krka was soon in a position to catch the result but every time, when it came closer, Olimpija pulled away. »We knew it will not be easy but we regret the chance we miss, because we were really in a good moment lately,« said Smiljan Pavič of Krka.

Source: www.adriaticbasket.com

April 20, 2011 - Black and whites in the finals in the last moments

Semifinal game between Budućnost from Podgorica and current champion of NLB league Partizan m:ts resolved in the finish of the game. Black and whites were more concentrated and have won a very important match that leads them to the finals. Vlade Jovanović’s team overcame excellent Budućnost with a score62:58 (14:16, 16:13, 7:16, 25:13). Team from Podgorica used early unease by black and whites to their advantage, first with a three, then a drive to the basket, while in Humska team only Vesely stood out for a score of 4:6 after first four and a half minutes of play. Simonovic and Dragicevic led Buducnost to a seven point lead in the sixth minute 6:13. Black and whites very half successful from the free throw line, but they scored on second chance opportunities, so they only trailed by two – 12:14. Jerrells scored from distance with the horn for 14:16.

April 19, 2011 - Adriatic League, Final Four Semifinals: April 19, 2011

Partizan and Union Olimpija reached the Adriatic League final! Both teams survived their respective semifinal games at Stozice Arena in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will face each other in the final on Thursday. Partizan reached the title game by rallying to edge Buducnost m:tel 62-58 in the first semifinal. Curtis Jerrells and Rasko Katic paced the winners with 13 points apiece. James Gist added 12, Dragan Milosavljevic had 11 while Jan Vesely got 10 for Partizan. Marko Simonovic had 14 points for Buducnost while Vladimir Dragicevic added 11. Buducnost led for the best part of the game and a three-pointer by Bojan Dubljevic gave his team its biggest lead, 39-48, with 8 minutes left. Katic brought Partizan back to life but Buducnost still led 48-53 midway through the fourth quarter.

April 19, 2011 - Olimpija joined Partizan in final

Now we have both participants for Thursdays final game for Adriatic NLB league champion. In second semifinal game, Olimpija Ljubljana downed Krka Novo Mesto 67:57. Very interesting game, for me better than first semifinal game between Partizan and Buducnost. Tactically better game, with good defenses, and strong physically in offense.

April 19, 2011 - Partizan beat Buducnost in semifinal

After very dramatic and exciting game, Partizan mt:sbeat Buducnost Podgorica 62:58 and qualifyed to Adriatic NLB league final four final game. Buducnost played very good and in the most of game they were better team. Partizan had a lot of missed free throws and turnovers. Finally, experience from playing in Euroleague, helped to Partizan to win this game. Rasko Katic and Curtis Jerrells scored 13 points and James Gist added 12. In Buducnost, Marko Simonovic scored 14, Vladimir Dragicevic 11.

April 19, 2011 - Over 50 scouts from Europe and NBA

The 10th final event in the history of the NLB League is also in the center of attention of many international clubs from Europe as from overseas since scouts from no less than 17 NBA clubs confirmed their arrival. Among them the most recognized names is definitely Joe Dumars, currently the Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations but also a basketball legend, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006 and is a proud owner pf two NBA Champion rings from the time he has been playing for Detroit (1989, 1990). He was also playing for the US national team in the 1994 FIBA World Championship, where he won the gold medal while his jersey N4 was retired by the Pistons in March 2000.

Source: www.adriaticbasket.com

April 19, 2011 - Adriatic NLB league Final four start today

Today in Stozice Arena, Ljubljana, Slovenia will start Adriatic NLB league Final four. Partizan mt:s Belgrade, Buducnost Podgorica, Olimpija Ljubljana and Krka Novo Mesto will fight for 2010/2011 Adriatic NLB league trophy.

Semifinals game schedule:

Partizan mt:s - Buducnost 18.15 CET

Olimpija Ljubljana - Krka Novo Mesto 20:45 CET

Many people believe that this will be one of the best Finals of Adriatic NLB league.

April 17, 2011 - Partizan already in Ljubljana

The four times NLB champion Partizan already arrived in Ljubljana, Slovenia on Sunday afternoon and had the first practice in the evening. The Serbian team arrived with a slightly different line-up compared to the one, with which it finished the regular part of the NLB League season. In the meantime Slovenian guard Jaka Klobučar was loaned to Union Olimpija without the right to play at the Final Four Tournament. He was forced to move to Ljubljana since no more than four foreign players can play the Serbian League and Curtis Louis Jerrells, the leading scorer Nathan Jawai, the leading rebounder James Clough Gist and Jan Vesely were more effective during the season. Partizan is currently the leading team in the Serbian League for the champion and defeated Hemofarm Stada on Tuesday, April 12th 90:76.

Source: www.adriaticbasket.com

March 20, 2011 - Update

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 Stozice 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 16, 2011 - Final 4 schedule

April 19    Partizan mt:s vs. Buducnost
April 19    Union OLimpija vs. Krka

Back to NLB Adriatic league 2010/2011 regular season.

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