Eurocup – Results and Stats from Round 6 of Regular Season

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Results and Stats from Round 6 of Regular Season Nov 6, 2019
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There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Serbian Partizan NIS (5-1) recorded its first loss in Beograd on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Italian Umana Venezia (4-2) 83-69. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Partizan NIS. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group B. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Umana Venezia looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Dominican forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) who scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). American point guard Julyan Stone (198-88, college: UTEP) chipped in 10 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Rashawn Thomas (203-94, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: Wasserman) who recorded 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Umana Venezia have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Italian champion maintains second position in Group B with 4-2 record behind leader Promitheas. Partizan NIS at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost. Umana Venezia are looking forward to face Lokomotiv (#5) in Krasnodar in the next round. Partizan NIS will play on the road against Tofas (#3) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth-ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (0-6) made lots of trouble for first ranked Spanish Unicaja Malaga (5-1) in Podgorica. The visitors from Malaga managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for French swingman Axel Toupane (197-92) who saved his team from a defeat with 17 points. Volodymyr Herun contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 26 points and 5 assists for Buducnost. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Unicaja Malaga maintains first position in Group D with 5-1 record. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost still closes the standings with six games lost. Unicaja Malaga will play against Asseco Arka (#3) in Gdynia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Buducnost will play on the road against Trento and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Fifth-ranked German ratiopharm Ulm (1-5) made lots of trouble for second ranked Italian Virtus BO (5-1) in Bologna on Wednesday. Virtus BO managed to secure only one-point victory 92-91. However their fans expected easier game. Stefan Markovic scored 12 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Grant Jerrett with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Virtus BO used an opportunity after Promitheas lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position in Group A. Loser ratiopharm Ulm keeps the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Rishon. Virtus BO will meet bottom-ranked Rishon (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. ratiopharm Ulm will play against Andorra and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Badalona. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked French JSF Nanterre (2-4) to second ranked Spanish Joventut (4-2) 79-77 on Wednesday evening. Nenad Dimitrijevic notched 23 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. Joventut maintains second position in Group C with 4-2 record behind leader Promitheas. JSF Nanterre at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Joventut’s next round opponent will be Brescia (#4) on the road. JSF Nanterre will play against Darussafaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked French Monaco (3-3) against fourth ranked Spanish Andorra (3-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting Monaco was crushed by Andorra in Andorra 95-68. The best player for the winners was Clevin Hannah who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Andorra’s coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Andorra moved-up to third place in Group A, which they share with defeated Monaco. Andorra will face ratiopharm Ulm (#5) on the road in the next round. Monaco will play against the league’s leader Promitheas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group A bottom-ranked Rishon was defeated by Promitheas in Patras 88-77.
In Group B Lokomotiv was beaten by Rytas at home 82-87. Tofas lost to Limoges on the opponent’s court 82-91.
In Group C Darussafaka unfortunately lost to Cedevita Olimpija in a home game 72-76. Brescia recorded a loss to Unics on the road 63-77.
In Group D Asseco Arka was defeated by EWE Baskets on its own court 61-73. Trento beat Galatasaray in a road game 81-76.
The best stats of 6th round was 17 points and 9 rebounds by Zach Auguste of Galatasaray.

GROUP A

Virtus BO – Ratiopharm 92-91

Fifth-ranked German ratiopharm Ulm (1-5) made lots of trouble for second ranked Italian Virtus BO (5-1) in Bologna on Wednesday. Virtus BO managed to secure only one-point victory 92-91. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 1 point. Virtus BO made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Serbian guard Stefan Markovic (198-88) scored 12 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) chipped in 15 points and 8 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Grant Jerrett (208-93, college: Arizona) with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Andreas Obst (191-96, agency: BeoBasket) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Virtus BO used an opportunity after Promitheas lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position in Group A. Loser ratiopharm Ulm keeps the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Rishon. Virtus BO will meet bottom-ranked Rishon (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. ratiopharm Ulm will play against Andorra and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: G.Jerrett 20+5reb+3ast, K.Hayes 13+1reb+6ast, A.Obst 13+3reb+4ast, P.Heckmann 12+2reb, D.Willis 11+7reb+1ast, P.Guenther 7+2reb+3ast
Virtus BO: K.Weems 16+2reb+1ast, M.Teodosic 15+8ast, V.Hunter 14+4reb+1ast, S.Markovic 12+3reb+9ast, F.Gaines 11+1reb+1ast, M.Delia 8+3reb+1ast

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Andorra – Monaco 95-68

Very important is a road loss of third ranked French Monaco (3-3) against fourth ranked Spanish Andorra (3-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting Monaco was crushed by Andorra in Andorra 95-68. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-68. Andorra looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Monaco was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American-Senegalese point guard Clevin Hannah (179-87, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Bosnian-Serbian Dejan Todorovic (197-94) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Andorra’s coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee Services) who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds and Canadian-Jamaican point guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, college: Oregon, agency: BeoBasket) added 13 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Andorra moved-up to third place in Group A, which they share with defeated Monaco. Andorra will face ratiopharm Ulm (#5) on the road in the next round. Monaco will play against the league’s leader Promitheas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Monaco: E.Buckner 16+7reb+3ast, D.Ennis 13+3reb+2ast, A.Clemmons 12+2reb+4ast, Y.Ouattara 11+5reb, D.Bost 7+5reb+4ast, W.Yeguete 4+3reb+1ast
Andorra: J.Senglin 16+1reb+2ast, C.Hannah 16+2reb+4ast, T.Perez 12+7reb, D.Todorovic 10+5reb+4ast, F.Massenat 9+4reb+5ast, B.Sy 9+4reb

gschID: 730737

Promitheas – Rishon 88-77

There was no surprise in Patras where 6th ranked Israeli Rishon (1-5) was defeated by first ranked Greek Promitheas (5-1) 88-77 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Promitheas. Rishon was better in third quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Promitheas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) who scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Chris Babb (195-90, college: Iowa St., agency: Wasserman) chipped in 20 points. Five Promitheas players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Alex Hamilton (193-93, college: Louisiana Tech) who recorded 20 points and 4 assists and forward Johnathan Williams-III (206-95, college: Gonzaga, agency: Wasserman) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Promitheas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group A with 5-1 record, which they share with Virtus BO. Rishon lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with five games lost. Promitheas will face Monaco (#4) on the road in the next round. Rishon will play against the league’s second-placed Virtus BO and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rishon: A.Hamilton 20+4reb+4ast, J.Williams III 13+10reb+1ast, D.Noam 12+1reb+1ast, J.Swing 9+1reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 8+1reb+1ast, O.Blayzer 5+2reb+1ast
Promitheas: C.Babb 20+2reb+2ast, O.Lypovyy 14+3reb+2ast, C.Fieler 13+9reb+4ast, L.Kaselakis 10+4reb+4ast, G.Bogris 10+2reb+1ast, L.Hall 10+1reb+3ast

gschID: 730738

GROUP B

Lokomotiv – Rytas 82-87

There was a small surprise in Krasnodar where sixth ranked Lithuanian Rytas (2-4) defeated one of their biggest challengers Russian Lokomotiv (2-4) 87-82 on Tuesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-20. But Lokomotiv won second period 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lokomotiv was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was power forward Evaldas Kairys (207-90) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Arnas Butkevicius (197-92) chipped in 10 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Dmitrii Kulagin (195-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who recorded 18 points and 6 assists and American forward Sam Dekker (206-94, college: Wisconsin) added 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Four Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Rytas moved-up to fourth place in Group B, which they share with Limoges and Lokomotiv. Lokomotiv lost third consecutive game. Rytas will face Limoges CSP Elite (#4) at home in the next round. Lokomotiv will play against the league’s second-placed Umana Venezia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: D.Kulagin 18+4reb+6ast, S.Dekker 16+5reb+1ast, J.O’Bryant III 13+6reb, D.Apic 12+5reb+1ast, W.Cummings 9+1ast, V.Fridzon 8+2reb+1ast
Rytas: E.Kairys 16+6reb, E.Bendzius 12+2reb+2ast, F.Cruz 11+2ast, A.Butkevicius 10+4reb+3ast, C.Bairstow 9+5reb, D.Bickauskis 8+2reb+1ast

gschID: 730739

Limoges – Tofas 91-82

There was a minor upset when one of their biggest challengers Turkish Tofas (3-3) were defeated on the road by sixth ranked French Limoges CSP Elite (2-4) 91-82 on Wednesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Tofas won third quarter 24-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Limoges CSP Elite looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was Hugo Invernizzi (198-93) who scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Semaj Christon (190-92, college: Xavier) chipped in 19 points and 7 assists. Five Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Belgian-American Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 21 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and American guard Sammy Mejia (199-83, college: DePaul) added 17 points respectively. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to fourth place in Group B. Loser Tofas keep the third position with three games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face bottom-ranked Rytas (#6) in Vilnius in the next round. Tofas will play at home against the league’s leader Partizan NIS and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tofas: M.Lojeski 21+5reb+3ast, S.Mejia 17+4reb+2ast, B.Ermis 10+3reb+6ast, D.White 9+2reb+3ast, D.Williams 9+8reb+1ast, M.Yasar 8+2reb
Limoges: S.Christon 19+2reb+7ast, H.Invernizzi 16+6reb+6ast, B.Conklin 15+2reb+2ast, A.Brown 12+4reb, V.Sanford 10+3reb+4ast, J.Boutsiele 7+3reb+1ast

gschID: 730740

Partizan NIS – Venezia 69-83

Serbian Partizan NIS (5-1) recorded its first loss in Beograd on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Italian Umana Venezia (4-2) 83-69. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Partizan NIS. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group B. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Umana Venezia looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Dominican forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) who scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). American point guard Julyan Stone (198-88, college: UTEP) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Umana Venezia players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Rashawn Thomas (203-94, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: Wasserman) who recorded 18 points and his fellow American import center William Mosley (203-89, college: Northwestern St.) added 6 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Umana Venezia have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Italian champion maintains second position in Group B with 4-2 record behind leader Promitheas. Partizan NIS at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost. Umana Venezia are looking forward to face Lokomotiv (#5) in Krasnodar in the next round. Partizan NIS will play on the road against Tofas (#3) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Partizan NIS: R.Thomas 18+4reb, O.Jaramaz 9+3reb+3ast, N.Gordic 8+5reb+2ast, Z.Peiners 8+1ast, R.Zagorac 7+3reb, S.Bircevic 7+5reb
Venezia: M.Watt 27+5reb+5ast, A.Daye 13+5reb, J.Chappell 12+4reb+1ast, J.Stone 10+11reb+7ast, M.Bramos 9+4reb+2ast, A.Filloy 5+4ast

gschID: 730741

GROUP C

Joventut – Nanterre 79-77

A very interesting game took place in Badalona. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked French JSF Nanterre (2-4) to second ranked Spanish Joventut (4-2) 79-77 on Wednesday evening. JSF Nanterre was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of Joventut, which allowed them to win the game. North Macedonian point guard Nenad Dimitrijevic (186-98) notched 23 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Slovenian center Alen Omic (216-92, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds by Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) did not help to save the game for JSF Nanterre. American swingman Spencer Butterfield (191-92, college: Utah St.) added 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. Joventut maintains second position in Group C with 4-2 record behind leader Promitheas. JSF Nanterre at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Joventut’s next round opponent will be Brescia (#4) on the road. JSF Nanterre will play against Darussafaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: S.Butterfield 16+6reb+1ast, D.Oliver 14+2reb+1ast, Y.Ndoye 11+10reb+3ast, D.Moore 11+3reb+2ast, K.Chery 11+3reb+2ast, T.Smith 6+4reb
Joventut: N.Dimitrijevic 23+1reb+5ast, A.Omic 12+6reb+3ast, L.Harangody 10+6reb, N.Zisis 9+6ast, X.Lopez-Arostegui 7+7reb, A.Ventura 7+4reb+4ast

gschID: 730742

Darussafaka – Cedevita Olimpija 72-76

There was a small surprise in Istanbul where sixth ranked Slovenian Cedevita Olimpija (1-5) beat 3rd ranked Turkish Darussafaka (3-3) 76-72 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-72. Cedevita Olimpija outrebounded Darussafaka 38-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-94, college: Wake Forest) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Croatian Filip Kruslin (198-89, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 17 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Puerto Rican guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: WVU) who recorded 17 points and 6 assists and Hungarian-American power forward Jarrod Jones (207-90, college: Ball St.) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Four Cedevita Olimpija and five Darussafaka players scored in double figures. Darussafaka’s coach tried various players’ combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn’t help. Cedevita Olimpija maintains sixth position in Group C with 1-5 record. Loser Darussafaka keeps the third place with three games lost. Cedevita Olimpija will face league’s leader Unics Kazan at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Darussafaka will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: G.Browne 17+4reb+6ast, J.Hamilton 12+5reb, D.Lamb 11+2ast, J.Jones 10+7reb, D.Ozdemiroglu 10+2reb+2ast, B.Colson Jr. 4+2reb+1ast
Cedevita Olimpija: F.Kruslin 17+2reb+1ast, M.Hopkins 15+4reb, C.Miller-McIntyre 11+10reb+9ast, J.Blazic 10+6reb+3ast, A.Stipanovic 8+4reb+3ast, R.Boatright 6+1reb+3ast

gschID: 730743

Unics – Brescia 77-63

Not a big story in a game when 4th ranked Italian Brescia (3-3) was defeated on the road by first ranked Russian Unics Kazan (5-1) 77-63 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Unics Kazan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American guard Errick McCollum (188-88, college: Goshen) who scored 20 points and 4 assists. The other American import guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 19 points. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Luca Vitali (201-86) who recorded 14 points and American guard DeAndre Lansdowne (188-89, college: Fort Lewis, agency: BeoBasket) added 8 points and 5 assists respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Unics Kazan have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group C with 5-1 record. Loser Brescia dropped to the third place with three games lost. Unics Kazan will face bottom-ranked Cedevita Olimpija (#6) in Ljubljana in the next round where they are favorite. Brescia will play at home against the league’s second-placed Joventut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brescia: L.Vitali 14+3reb+3ast, D.Moss 11+1reb+2ast, K.Horton 9+3reb+1ast, D.Lansdowne 8+3reb+5ast, B.Sacchetti 7+6reb, A.Zerini 6+8reb
Unics: E.McCollum 20+3reb+4ast, J.Smith 19+1reb+3ast, A.Tyus 14+7reb, V.Likhodey 7+1reb+2ast, R.Morgan 6+4reb+1ast, A.Klimenko 6+4reb+1ast

gschID: 730744

GROUP D

Buducnost – Unicaja 81-82

Sixth-ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (0-6) made lots of trouble for first ranked Spanish Unicaja Malaga (5-1) in Podgorica. The visitors from Malaga managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 17-12 run, which allowed them to win the game. Unicaja Malaga outrebounded Buducnost 32-21 including 19 on the defensive glass. Buducnost was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for French swingman Axel Toupane (197-92) who saved his team from a defeat with 17 points. Ukrainian power forward Volodymyr Herun (208-94, college: Portland) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 26 points and 5 assists and Kosovan-American swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, college: Weber St., agency: BeoBasket) added 18 points in the effort for Buducnost. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Unicaja Malaga maintains first position in Group D with 5-1 record. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost still closes the standings with six games lost. Unicaja Malaga will play against Asseco Arka (#3) in Gdynia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Buducnost will play on the road against Trento and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: J.Cobbs 26+1reb+5ast, S.Bamforth 18+1reb+2ast, H.Martin 12+7reb, D.Nikolic 7+5reb+1ast, L.Bozic 5+1reb, N.Ivanovic 4+3reb+4ast
Unicaja: A.Toupane 17+3reb+3ast, V.Herun 13+5reb, D.Thompson 10+4reb, J.Fernandez 9+1reb+3ast, M.Ejim 8+2reb+1ast, J.Adams 7+1reb+5ast

gschID: 730745

Asseco Arka – EWE Baskets 61-73

There was a small surprise in Gdynia where fifth ranked German EWE Baskets (3-3) won against one of their biggest challengers Polish Asseco Arka (3-3) 73-61 on Tuesday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. EWE Baskets dominated on the defensive end, holding Asseco Arka to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Asseco Arka was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Justin Sears (203-94, college: Yale) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Austrian-Slovenian center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. EWE Baskets’ coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Krzysztof Szubarga (178-84) who recorded 19 points and Bartlomiej Woloszyn (196-86) added 9 points respectively. EWE Baskets have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Group D, which they share with Asseco Arka and Trento. EWE Baskets will face league’s second-placed Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Asseco Arka will play on the road against the league’s leader Unicaja Malaga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Asseco Arka: K.Szubarga 19+2reb+3ast, B.Woloszyn 9+4reb, B.Emelogu 7+1reb+1ast, J.Bostic 7+1reb+2ast, A.Moore 6+4reb+2ast, D.Upson 5+5reb
EWE Baskets: J.Sears 16+6reb+1ast, N.Boothe 12+2reb+1ast, R.Mahalbasic 12+5reb+4ast, B.Hobbs 8+2reb+1ast, T.Larson 8+7reb+3ast, G.Blakes 6+5reb+2ast

gschID: 730746

Galatasaray – Trento 76-81

There was a minor upset in Istanbul where second-best Turkish Galatasaray (4-2) was defeated by fourth ranked Italian Trento (3-3) 81-76 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Aaron Craft (188-91, college: Ohio St.) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 assists. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: UNC, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Trento players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Greek-American center Zach Auguste (208-93, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 17 points and 9 rebounds and American Aaron Harrison (198-94, college: Kentucky) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Galatasaray’s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. Trento moved-up to third place in Group D, which they share with Asseco Arka and EWE Baskets. Loser Galatasaray keeps the second position with two games lost. Trento will face bottom-ranked Buducnost (#6) in Podgorica in the next round. Galatasaray will play on the road against EWE Baskets (#5) in Oldenburg and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: A.Harrison 18+5reb, Z.Auguste 17+9reb+1ast, G.Whittington 13+7reb+2ast, Y.Arslan 9+2reb+1ast, B.Moore 6+5reb+1ast, C.Korkmaz 5
Trento: A.Forray 19+1reb+2ast, J.Knox 14+6reb+3ast, J.Blackmon Jr. 11+1reb+1ast, R.Kelly 10+4reb, A.Craft 10+3reb+11ast, G.King 9+5reb+1ast

gschID: 730747

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youtube There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Serbian Partizan NIS (5-1) recorded its first loss in Beograd on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Italian Umana Venezia (4-2) 83-69. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Partizan NIS. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group B. The guests trailed by 2 poi…  
There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Serbian Partizan NIS (5-1) recorded its first loss in Beograd on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Italian Umana Venezia (4-2) 83-69. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Partizan NIS. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group B. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Umana Venezia looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Dominican forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) who scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). American point guard Julyan Stone (198-88, college: UTEP) chipped in 10 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Rashawn Thomas (203-94, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: Wasserman) who recorded 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Umana Venezia have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Italian champion maintains second position in Group B with 4-2 record behind leader Promitheas. Partizan NIS at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost. Umana Venezia are looking forward to face Lokomotiv (#5) in Krasnodar in the next round. Partizan NIS will play on the road against Tofas (#3) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth-ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (0-6) made lots of trouble for first ranked Spanish Unicaja Malaga (5-1) in Podgorica. The visitors from Malaga managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for French swingman Axel Toupane (197-92) who saved his team from a defeat with 17 points. Volodymyr Herun contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 26 points and 5 assists for Buducnost. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Unicaja Malaga maintains first position in Group D with 5-1 record. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost still closes the standings with six games lost. Unicaja Malaga will play against Asseco Arka (#3) in Gdynia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Buducnost will play on the road against Trento and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Fifth-ranked German ratiopharm Ulm (1-5) made lots of trouble for second ranked Italian Virtus BO (5-1) in Bologna on Wednesday. Virtus BO managed to secure only one-point victory 92-91. However their fans expected easier game. Stefan Markovic scored 12 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners. The best for the losing side was Grant Jerrett with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Virtus BO used an opportunity after Promitheas lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position in Group A. Loser ratiopharm Ulm keeps the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Rishon. Virtus BO will meet bottom-ranked Rishon (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. ratiopharm Ulm will play against Andorra and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in Badalona. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked French JSF Nanterre (2-4) to second ranked Spanish Joventut (4-2) 79-77 on Wednesday evening. Nenad Dimitrijevic notched 23 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort. Joventut maintains second position in Group C with 4-2 record behind leader Promitheas. JSF Nanterre at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Joventut’s next round opponent will be Brescia (#4) on the road. JSF Nanterre will play against Darussafaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked French Monaco (3-3) against fourth ranked Spanish Andorra (3-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting Monaco was crushed by Andorra in Andorra 95-68. The best player for the winners was Clevin Hannah who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Andorra’s coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Andorra moved-up to third place in Group A, which they share with defeated Monaco. Andorra will face ratiopharm Ulm (#5) on the road in the next round. Monaco will play against the league’s leader Promitheas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 6 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group A bottom-ranked Rishon was defeated by Promitheas in Patras 88-77.
In Group B Lokomotiv was beaten by Rytas at home 82-87. Tofas lost to Limoges on the opponent’s court 82-91.
In Group C Darussafaka unfortunately lost to Cedevita Olimpija in a home game 72-76. Brescia recorded a loss to Unics on the road 63-77.
In Group D Asseco Arka was defeated by EWE Baskets on its own court 61-73. Trento beat Galatasaray in a road game 81-76.
The best stats of 6th round was 17 points and 9 rebounds by Zach Auguste of Galatasaray.

GROUP A

Virtus BO – Ratiopharm 92-91

Fifth-ranked German ratiopharm Ulm (1-5) made lots of trouble for second ranked Italian Virtus BO (5-1) in Bologna on Wednesday. Virtus BO managed to secure only one-point victory 92-91. However their fans expected easier game. The hosts trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back getting tie in the second period and winning the second half and won the game by 1 point. Virtus BO made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Serbian guard Stefan Markovic (198-88) scored 12 points and 9 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian point guard Milos Teodosic (195-87) chipped in 15 points and 8 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Grant Jerrett (208-93, college: Arizona) with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Andreas Obst (191-96, agency: BeoBasket) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Virtus BO used an opportunity after Promitheas lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position in Group A. Loser ratiopharm Ulm keeps the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Rishon. Virtus BO will meet bottom-ranked Rishon (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. ratiopharm Ulm will play against Andorra and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: G.Jerrett 20+5reb+3ast, K.Hayes 13+1reb+6ast, A.Obst 13+3reb+4ast, P.Heckmann 12+2reb, D.Willis 11+7reb+1ast, P.Guenther 7+2reb+3ast
Virtus BO: K.Weems 16+2reb+1ast, M.Teodosic 15+8ast, V.Hunter 14+4reb+1ast, S.Markovic 12+3reb+9ast, F.Gaines 11+1reb+1ast, M.Delia 8+3reb+1ast

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Andorra – Monaco 95-68

Very important is a road loss of third ranked French Monaco (3-3) against fourth ranked Spanish Andorra (3-3) on Tuesday night. Visiting Monaco was crushed by Andorra in Andorra 95-68. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-68. Andorra looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Monaco was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American-Senegalese point guard Clevin Hannah (179-87, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Bosnian-Serbian Dejan Todorovic (197-94) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Andorra’s coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American center Eric Buckner (208-90, college: Georgia St., agency: David Lee Services) who recorded 16 points and 7 rebounds and Canadian-Jamaican point guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, college: Oregon, agency: BeoBasket) added 13 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Andorra moved-up to third place in Group A, which they share with defeated Monaco. Andorra will face ratiopharm Ulm (#5) on the road in the next round. Monaco will play against the league’s leader Promitheas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Monaco: E.Buckner 16+7reb+3ast, D.Ennis 13+3reb+2ast, A.Clemmons 12+2reb+4ast, Y.Ouattara 11+5reb, D.Bost 7+5reb+4ast, W.Yeguete 4+3reb+1ast
Andorra: J.Senglin 16+1reb+2ast, C.Hannah 16+2reb+4ast, T.Perez 12+7reb, D.Todorovic 10+5reb+4ast, F.Massenat 9+4reb+5ast, B.Sy 9+4reb

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Promitheas – Rishon 88-77

There was no surprise in Patras where 6th ranked Israeli Rishon (1-5) was defeated by first ranked Greek Promitheas (5-1) 88-77 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Promitheas. Rishon was better in third quarter 24-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Promitheas looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) who scored 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Chris Babb (195-90, college: Iowa St., agency: Wasserman) chipped in 20 points. Five Promitheas players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Alex Hamilton (193-93, college: Louisiana Tech) who recorded 20 points and 4 assists and forward Johnathan Williams-III (206-95, college: Gonzaga, agency: Wasserman) added 13 points and 10 rebounds respectively. Promitheas have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group A with 5-1 record, which they share with Virtus BO. Rishon lost third consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with five games lost. Promitheas will face Monaco (#4) on the road in the next round. Rishon will play against the league’s second-placed Virtus BO and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rishon: A.Hamilton 20+4reb+4ast, J.Williams III 13+10reb+1ast, D.Noam 12+1reb+1ast, J.Swing 9+1reb+1ast, F.Bourdillon 8+1reb+1ast, O.Blayzer 5+2reb+1ast
Promitheas: C.Babb 20+2reb+2ast, O.Lypovyy 14+3reb+2ast, C.Fieler 13+9reb+4ast, L.Kaselakis 10+4reb+4ast, G.Bogris 10+2reb+1ast, L.Hall 10+1reb+3ast

gschID: 730738

GROUP B

Lokomotiv – Rytas 82-87

There was a small surprise in Krasnodar where sixth ranked Lithuanian Rytas (2-4) defeated one of their biggest challengers Russian Lokomotiv (2-4) 87-82 on Tuesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 25-20. But Lokomotiv won second period 23-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lokomotiv was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was power forward Evaldas Kairys (207-90) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!). Arnas Butkevicius (197-92) chipped in 10 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Dmitrii Kulagin (195-92, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who recorded 18 points and 6 assists and American forward Sam Dekker (206-94, college: Wisconsin) added 16 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively. Four Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Rytas moved-up to fourth place in Group B, which they share with Limoges and Lokomotiv. Lokomotiv lost third consecutive game. Rytas will face Limoges CSP Elite (#4) at home in the next round. Lokomotiv will play against the league’s second-placed Umana Venezia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: D.Kulagin 18+4reb+6ast, S.Dekker 16+5reb+1ast, J.O’Bryant III 13+6reb, D.Apic 12+5reb+1ast, W.Cummings 9+1ast, V.Fridzon 8+2reb+1ast
Rytas: E.Kairys 16+6reb, E.Bendzius 12+2reb+2ast, F.Cruz 11+2ast, A.Butkevicius 10+4reb+3ast, C.Bairstow 9+5reb, D.Bickauskis 8+2reb+1ast

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Limoges – Tofas 91-82

There was a minor upset when one of their biggest challengers Turkish Tofas (3-3) were defeated on the road by sixth ranked French Limoges CSP Elite (2-4) 91-82 on Wednesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Tofas won third quarter 24-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Limoges CSP Elite looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was Hugo Invernizzi (198-93) who scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Semaj Christon (190-92, college: Xavier) chipped in 19 points and 7 assists. Five Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Belgian-American Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 21 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all eight shots !!!) and American guard Sammy Mejia (199-83, college: DePaul) added 17 points respectively. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to fourth place in Group B. Loser Tofas keep the third position with three games lost. Limoges CSP Elite will face bottom-ranked Rytas (#6) in Vilnius in the next round. Tofas will play at home against the league’s leader Partizan NIS and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tofas: M.Lojeski 21+5reb+3ast, S.Mejia 17+4reb+2ast, B.Ermis 10+3reb+6ast, D.White 9+2reb+3ast, D.Williams 9+8reb+1ast, M.Yasar 8+2reb
Limoges: S.Christon 19+2reb+7ast, H.Invernizzi 16+6reb+6ast, B.Conklin 15+2reb+2ast, A.Brown 12+4reb, V.Sanford 10+3reb+4ast, J.Boutsiele 7+3reb+1ast

gschID: 730740

Partizan NIS – Venezia 69-83

Serbian Partizan NIS (5-1) recorded its first loss in Beograd on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by second ranked Italian Umana Venezia (4-2) 83-69. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Partizan NIS. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group B. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 46-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Umana Venezia looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American-Dominican forward Mitchell Watt (208-89, college: Buffalo) who scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field). American point guard Julyan Stone (198-88, college: UTEP) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Umana Venezia players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Rashawn Thomas (203-94, college: Texas A&M-CC, agency: Wasserman) who recorded 18 points and his fellow American import center William Mosley (203-89, college: Northwestern St.) added 6 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Umana Venezia have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Italian champion maintains second position in Group B with 4-2 record behind leader Promitheas. Partizan NIS at the other side still keeps top place with one game lost. Umana Venezia are looking forward to face Lokomotiv (#5) in Krasnodar in the next round. Partizan NIS will play on the road against Tofas (#3) in Bursa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Partizan NIS: R.Thomas 18+4reb, O.Jaramaz 9+3reb+3ast, N.Gordic 8+5reb+2ast, Z.Peiners 8+1ast, R.Zagorac 7+3reb, S.Bircevic 7+5reb
Venezia: M.Watt 27+5reb+5ast, A.Daye 13+5reb, J.Chappell 12+4reb+1ast, J.Stone 10+11reb+7ast, M.Bramos 9+4reb+2ast, A.Filloy 5+4ast

gschID: 730741

GROUP C

Joventut – Nanterre 79-77

A very interesting game took place in Badalona. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 5th ranked French JSF Nanterre (2-4) to second ranked Spanish Joventut (4-2) 79-77 on Wednesday evening. JSF Nanterre was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 20-13 charge of Joventut, which allowed them to win the game. North Macedonian point guard Nenad Dimitrijevic (186-98) notched 23 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and Slovenian center Alen Omic (216-92, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 12 points and 6 rebounds. Even a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds by Senegalese center Youssou Ndoye (213-91, college: St.Bonaventure) did not help to save the game for JSF Nanterre. American swingman Spencer Butterfield (191-92, college: Utah St.) added 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five JSF Nanterre players scored in double figures. Joventut maintains second position in Group C with 4-2 record behind leader Promitheas. JSF Nanterre at the other side keeps the fifth place with four games lost. Joventut’s next round opponent will be Brescia (#4) on the road. JSF Nanterre will play against Darussafaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: S.Butterfield 16+6reb+1ast, D.Oliver 14+2reb+1ast, Y.Ndoye 11+10reb+3ast, D.Moore 11+3reb+2ast, K.Chery 11+3reb+2ast, T.Smith 6+4reb
Joventut: N.Dimitrijevic 23+1reb+5ast, A.Omic 12+6reb+3ast, L.Harangody 10+6reb, N.Zisis 9+6ast, X.Lopez-Arostegui 7+7reb, A.Ventura 7+4reb+4ast

gschID: 730742

Darussafaka – Cedevita Olimpija 72-76

There was a small surprise in Istanbul where sixth ranked Slovenian Cedevita Olimpija (1-5) beat 3rd ranked Turkish Darussafaka (3-3) 76-72 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 76-72. Cedevita Olimpija outrebounded Darussafaka 38-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-94, college: Wake Forest) who had a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds, 9 assists and 4 steals. Croatian Filip Kruslin (198-89, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 17 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Puerto Rican guard Gary Browne (185-93, college: WVU) who recorded 17 points and 6 assists and Hungarian-American power forward Jarrod Jones (207-90, college: Ball St.) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively. Four Cedevita Olimpija and five Darussafaka players scored in double figures. Darussafaka’s coach tried various players’ combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn’t help. Cedevita Olimpija maintains sixth position in Group C with 1-5 record. Loser Darussafaka keeps the third place with three games lost. Cedevita Olimpija will face league’s leader Unics Kazan at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Darussafaka will play against JSF Nanterre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: G.Browne 17+4reb+6ast, J.Hamilton 12+5reb, D.Lamb 11+2ast, J.Jones 10+7reb, D.Ozdemiroglu 10+2reb+2ast, B.Colson Jr. 4+2reb+1ast
Cedevita Olimpija: F.Kruslin 17+2reb+1ast, M.Hopkins 15+4reb, C.Miller-McIntyre 11+10reb+9ast, J.Blazic 10+6reb+3ast, A.Stipanovic 8+4reb+3ast, R.Boatright 6+1reb+3ast

gschID: 730743

Unics – Brescia 77-63

Not a big story in a game when 4th ranked Italian Brescia (3-3) was defeated on the road by first ranked Russian Unics Kazan (5-1) 77-63 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Unics Kazan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. The best player for the winners was American guard Errick McCollum (188-88, college: Goshen) who scored 20 points and 4 assists. The other American import guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports) chipped in 19 points. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Luca Vitali (201-86) who recorded 14 points and American guard DeAndre Lansdowne (188-89, college: Fort Lewis, agency: BeoBasket) added 8 points and 5 assists respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Unics Kazan have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group C with 5-1 record. Loser Brescia dropped to the third place with three games lost. Unics Kazan will face bottom-ranked Cedevita Olimpija (#6) in Ljubljana in the next round where they are favorite. Brescia will play at home against the league’s second-placed Joventut and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Brescia: L.Vitali 14+3reb+3ast, D.Moss 11+1reb+2ast, K.Horton 9+3reb+1ast, D.Lansdowne 8+3reb+5ast, B.Sacchetti 7+6reb, A.Zerini 6+8reb
Unics: E.McCollum 20+3reb+4ast, J.Smith 19+1reb+3ast, A.Tyus 14+7reb, V.Likhodey 7+1reb+2ast, R.Morgan 6+4reb+1ast, A.Klimenko 6+4reb+1ast

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GROUP D

Buducnost – Unicaja 81-82

Sixth-ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (0-6) made lots of trouble for first ranked Spanish Unicaja Malaga (5-1) in Podgorica. The visitors from Malaga managed to secure only one-point victory 82-81. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 17-12 run, which allowed them to win the game. Unicaja Malaga outrebounded Buducnost 32-21 including 19 on the defensive glass. Buducnost was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for French swingman Axel Toupane (197-92) who saved his team from a defeat with 17 points. Ukrainian power forward Volodymyr Herun (208-94, college: Portland) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: BeoBasket) replied with 26 points and 5 assists and Kosovan-American swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, college: Weber St., agency: BeoBasket) added 18 points in the effort for Buducnost. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Unicaja Malaga maintains first position in Group D with 5-1 record. Defending Montenegrin champion Buducnost still closes the standings with six games lost. Unicaja Malaga will play against Asseco Arka (#3) in Gdynia in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Buducnost will play on the road against Trento and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: J.Cobbs 26+1reb+5ast, S.Bamforth 18+1reb+2ast, H.Martin 12+7reb, D.Nikolic 7+5reb+1ast, L.Bozic 5+1reb, N.Ivanovic 4+3reb+4ast
Unicaja: A.Toupane 17+3reb+3ast, V.Herun 13+5reb, D.Thompson 10+4reb, J.Fernandez 9+1reb+3ast, M.Ejim 8+2reb+1ast, J.Adams 7+1reb+5ast

gschID: 730745

Asseco Arka – EWE Baskets 61-73

There was a small surprise in Gdynia where fifth ranked German EWE Baskets (3-3) won against one of their biggest challengers Polish Asseco Arka (3-3) 73-61 on Tuesday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. EWE Baskets dominated on the defensive end, holding Asseco Arka to just 6 points in fourth quarter. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Asseco Arka was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American forward Justin Sears (203-94, college: Yale) who scored 16 points and 6 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Austrian-Slovenian center Rasid Mahalbasic (210-90, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. EWE Baskets’ coach used a ten-player rotation saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Krzysztof Szubarga (178-84) who recorded 19 points and Bartlomiej Woloszyn (196-86) added 9 points respectively. EWE Baskets have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Group D, which they share with Asseco Arka and Trento. EWE Baskets will face league’s second-placed Galatasaray in Istanbul in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Asseco Arka will play on the road against the league’s leader Unicaja Malaga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Asseco Arka: K.Szubarga 19+2reb+3ast, B.Woloszyn 9+4reb, B.Emelogu 7+1reb+1ast, J.Bostic 7+1reb+2ast, A.Moore 6+4reb+2ast, D.Upson 5+5reb
EWE Baskets: J.Sears 16+6reb+1ast, N.Boothe 12+2reb+1ast, R.Mahalbasic 12+5reb+4ast, B.Hobbs 8+2reb+1ast, T.Larson 8+7reb+3ast, G.Blakes 6+5reb+2ast

gschID: 730746

Galatasaray – Trento 76-81

There was a minor upset in Istanbul where second-best Turkish Galatasaray (4-2) was defeated by fourth ranked Italian Trento (3-3) 81-76 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was point guard Aaron Craft (188-91, college: Ohio St.) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 assists. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: UNC, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Trento players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Greek-American center Zach Auguste (208-93, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) who recorded 17 points and 9 rebounds and American Aaron Harrison (198-94, college: Kentucky) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Galatasaray’s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. Trento moved-up to third place in Group D, which they share with Asseco Arka and EWE Baskets. Loser Galatasaray keeps the second position with two games lost. Trento will face bottom-ranked Buducnost (#6) in Podgorica in the next round. Galatasaray will play on the road against EWE Baskets (#5) in Oldenburg and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: A.Harrison 18+5reb, Z.Auguste 17+9reb+1ast, G.Whittington 13+7reb+2ast, Y.Arslan 9+2reb+1ast, B.Moore 6+5reb+1ast, C.Korkmaz 5
Trento: A.Forray 19+1reb+2ast, J.Knox 14+6reb+3ast, J.Blackmon Jr. 11+1reb+1ast, R.Kelly 10+4reb, A.Craft 10+3reb+11ast, G.King 9+5reb+1ast

gschID: 730747

Tags : MITCHELL WATT, UMANA REYER VENEZIA, EUROCUP BASKETBALL

youtube Slovenian Swingman Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Ratiopharm, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 5. The 30-year old player was the main contributor (33 points, three rebounds) to his team’s victory, helping them to beat Rishon (1-4) 103-89. Ratiopharm is placed at 5th position in EuroCup GROUP A. Too late to improve their position as they are currently ranked such low. They already lost 4 games and recorded just one…  
Slovenian Swingman Zoran Dragic (196-F/G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Ratiopharm, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 5.
The 30-year old player was the main contributor (33 points, three rebounds) to his team’s victory, helping them to beat Rishon (1-4) 103-89. Ratiopharm is placed at 5th position in EuroCup GROUP A. Too late to improve their position as they are currently ranked such low. They already lost 4 games and recorded just one victory. In the team’s last game Dragic had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Ratiopharm’s top player in his first season with the team. Zoran Dragic averages this season 15.4ppg.

The second best player in last round’s games was young Martynas Echodas (206-C/F-97) of Rytas. Echodas had a very good evening with 26 points and 6 rebounds. Bad luck as Rytas lost that game 72-81 to the higher-ranked Venezia (#2, 3-2). Rytas managed to keep the same 6th spot in GROUP B. 4 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Rytas managed to get this year. Echodas is one of the most experienced players at Rytas and has a reputation of one of team’s most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American swingman Josh Bostic (196-G/F-87) of Asseco Arka (#3). Bostic got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. Despite Bostic’s great performance Asseco Arka lost 78-83 to #2 ranked Galatasaray. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Asseco Arka needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in GROUP D. Their record is 3 victories and 2 lost games. Bostic has a great season in EuroCup. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 17.4ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Derek Willis (206-F-95) of Ratiopharm – 19 points, 16 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Codi Miller-McIntyre (193-G-94) of Cedevita Olimpija – 18 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Alex Hamilton (193-G-93) of Rishon – 18 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) of Virtus BO – 24 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Marko Simonovic (203-F-86) of Cedevita Olimpija – 16 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jeremy Chappell (191-G/F-87) of Venezia – 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Hassan Martin (201-F-95) of Buducnost – 16 points and 5 rebounds

The Player of the week is selected based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it’s accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3* (REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) – 2*BSAG – 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4* (2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM – 3* (2FGPA-2FGPM) – 3* (3FGPA-3FGPM) – (FTA-FTM)


Tags : ZORAN DRAGIC, RATIOPHARM ULM, EUROCUP BASKETBALL

youtube KK Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) added to their roster 27-year old American small forward James Bell(198-SF-92, college: Villanova). He played last season at Buducnost in Montenegrin Erste Liga. Bell managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 16 Euroleague games he recorded 4.7ppg and 2.2rpg. He also played 18 games in ABA League where he averaged 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.0apg. Bell also played 17 games in Erste Liga where he had 9.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.2apg. He helped the…  
KK Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) added to their roster 27-year old American small forward James Bell (198-SF-92, college: Villanova). He played last season at Buducnost in Montenegrin Erste Liga. Bell managed to play in four leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 16 Euroleague games he recorded 4.7ppg and 2.2rpg. He also played 18 games in ABA League where he averaged 4.3ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.0apg. Bell also played 17 games in Erste Liga where he had 9.1ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.2apg. He helped them to win the league title. The other team Bell played shortly was Cedevita in Croatian league. In 7 Eurocup games he got 10.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.4apg. He also played 10 games in ABA League where he got impressive 15.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.
Bell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
He represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 3.1rpg.
Bell is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in France (Sluc Nancy), Israel (Hapoel Holon), Italy (Vanoli Cremona) and Turkey (Darussafaka).
Bell attended Villanova University until 2014 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.
On Bell: An explosive leaper who thrives in transition … Offers size and a quality shooting touch from the wing spot … Has range beyond the 3-point arc.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Tags : JAMES BELL, KK PARTIZAN NIS BEOGRAD, SERBIAN BASKETBALL, SERBIAN TRANSACTIONS, EUROCUP, ABA LEAGUE


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Player of the Week

  Zoran Dragic
  Ratiopharm
  ( 196-F/G-89 )
  
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