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Round 3 means everything may happen in Euroleague as the season just started. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The biggest surprise of round 3 in Euroleague took place in Kaunas where host Lithuanian Zalgiris (1-2) beat Spanish Real Madrid (2-1) 86-73 on Thursday evening. Real Madrid was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of Zalgiris, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris outrebounded Real Madrid 33-21 including 22 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Zach LeDay (201-94, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Wasserman) who scored 26 points and 9 rebounds. Marius Grigonis (198-94) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Slovenian Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) who recorded 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Real Madrid will play next round against Anadolu Efes trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Zalgiris will try to continue on its current victory against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at home.
CSKA defeated Khimki in Moscow 99-86. It was a good game for point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 5 assists. Will Clyburn contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. CSKA’s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 25 points for Khimki. Khimki will play next round against strong Bayern Muenchen trying to get back on the winning streak. CSKA will try to continue on its current victory against ALBA Berlin on the road.
French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (2-1) recorded a loss on the court of German Bayern Muenchen on Thursday night. Visitors were rolled over by Bayern Muenchen 104-63. It was a great evening for Maodo Lo who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was Antoine Diot with 13 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen will meet at home Khimki (#4) in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Zalgiris in Kaunas and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only one-point home defeat of Greek Panathinaikos (1-2) to Italian Armani Milano (2-1) 79-78 on Thursday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Luis Scola who led the winners and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Armani Milano’s next round opponent will be Fenerbahce (#13) in Istanbul and are hoping to win another game. Panathinaikos will play on the road against Zenit (#16) in Sankt Petersburg and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 3 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Baskonia was defeated by Fenerbahce in Istanbul 87-80. Bottom-ranked Maccabi T-A beat Crvena Zvezda at home 84-69. Zenit won against Olympiacos on the opponent’s court 77-68. FC Barcelona outscored ALBA in a home game 103-84. Anadolu Efes managed to beat Valencia on the road 83-78.
The best stats of 3rd round was 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Bojan Dubljevic of Valencia.

CSKA – Khimki 99-86

CSKA defeated Khimki in Moscow 99-86. The game was mostly controlled by CSKA. Khimki was better in fourth quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 5 assists. American Will Clyburn (201-90, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. CSKA’s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 25 points and American center Devin Booker (205-91, college: Clemson) added 18 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Khimki. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Khimki will play next round against strong Bayern Muenchen trying to get back on the winning streak. CSKA will try to continue on its current victory against ALBA Berlin on the road.
Top scorers:
Khimki: A.Shved 25+1reb+2ast, D.Booker 18+7reb+2ast, J.Timma 12+5reb+1ast, D.Bertans 11+3ast, J.Evans 8+4reb+2ast, A.Gill 7+5reb+1ast
CSKA: M.James 28+3reb+5ast, W.Clyburn 21+6reb+2ast, D.Hilliard 13+4reb+2ast, D.Hackett 11+2reb+1ast, N.Kurbanov 8+5reb, A.Vorontsevich 7+2reb

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Zalgiris – Real Madrid 86-73

The biggest surprise of round 3 in Euroleague took place in Kaunas where host Lithuanian Zalgiris (1-2) beat Spanish Real Madrid (2-1) 86-73 on Thursday evening. Real Madrid was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of Zalgiris, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris outrebounded Real Madrid 33-21 including 22 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Zach LeDay (201-94, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Wasserman) who scored 26 points and 9 rebounds. Marius Grigonis (198-94) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Slovenian Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) who recorded 15 points and guard Sergio Llull (190-87) added 9 points and 4 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Real Madrid will play next round against Anadolu Efes trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Zalgiris will try to continue on its current victory against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at home.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: A.Randolph 15+2reb, S.Llull 9+2reb+4ast, F.Campazzo 9+2ast, G.Deck 7+2reb, J.Carroll 7, J.Taylor 7+1reb+1ast
Zalgiris: Z.LeDay 26+9reb+2ast, N.Hayes 15+2reb, M.Grigonis 13+4reb+5ast, E.Ulanovas 10+5reb+3ast, P.Jankunas 6+3reb, T.Walkup 6+6reb+4ast

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Fenerbahce – Baskonia 87-80

There was a minor upset in Istanbul where Spanish Baskonia (1-2) was defeated by Turkish Fenerbahce (1-2) 87-80. 26 personal fouls committed by Baskonia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for French guard Nando De-Colo (196-87) who led the winners and scored 39 points (!!!). Czech power forward Jan Vesely (213-90) accounted for 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Georgian Tornike Shengelia (206-91, agency: Wasserman) came up with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American point guard Pierria Henry (193-93, college: Charlotte) added 15 points respectively for Baskonia in the defeat. Four Baskonia players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fenerbahce’s next round opponent will be Armani Milano (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Baskonia: T.Shengelia 18+4reb+3ast, S.Shields 17+1reb+3ast, P.Henry 15+3reb+3ast, A.Polonara 10+4reb, M.Janning 6+2reb+1ast, P.Garino 5
Fenerbahce: N.De Colo 39+3reb+3ast, J.Vesely 9+7reb+5ast, L.Datome 8+5reb, N.Kalinic 7+2reb+2ast, B.Dixon 7+1reb+1ast, K.Sloukas 6+3reb+5ast

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Maccabi T-A – Crvena Zvezda 84-69

There was a surprise result in Tel-Aviv where Israeli Maccabi T-A (1-2) defeated Serbian Crvena Zvezda (1-2) 84-69. Maccabi T-A dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Crvena Zvezda’s 22. Maccabi T-A forced 19 Crvena Zvezda turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Crvena Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for Omri Casspi (206-88) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Nate Wolters (193-91, college: S.Dakota St., agency: Pensack Sports) accounted for 15 points for the winning side. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Greek Stratos Perperoglou (203-84) came up with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Senegalese Mouhammad Faye (207-85, college: SMU) added 7 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Crvena Zvezda in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Maccabi T-A’s next round opponent will be Valencia Basket (#18) at home and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: S.Perperoglou 18+5reb+1ast, O.Dobric 10+2reb, B.Baron 8+3reb+1ast, M.Faye 7+6reb, D.Davidovac 7+4reb, C.Jenkins 6+3reb+4ast
Maccabi T-A: S.Wilbekin 16+2reb+2ast, O.Casspi 15+8reb+3ast, N.Wolters 15+4reb+2ast, T.Black 11+1reb+2ast, O.Hunter 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Zoosman 8+6reb+4ast

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Bayern – ASVEL 104-63

French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (2-1) recorded a loss on the court of German Bayern Muenchen on Thursday night. Visitors were rolled over by Bayern Muenchen 104-63. The game without a history. Bayern Muenchen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket’s 30. They outrebounded ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket 35-17 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Bayern Muenchen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 83.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for point guard Maodo Lo (191-92, college: Columbia) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Bosnian-German swingman Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 14 points. The best for the losing side was point guard Antoine Diot (193-89) with 13 points and 4 assists and Amine Noua (203-97, agency: BeoBasket) scored 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen will meet at home Khimki (#4) in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Zalgiris in Kaunas and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: A.Noua 16+1reb, A.Diot 13+3reb+4ast, E.Jackson 9+2reb+5ast, D.Lighty 6, C.Kahudi 5+1ast, J.Taylor 5+2ast
Bayern: M.Lo 19+4reb, N.Djedovic 14+4reb+1ast, P.Zipser 12+5reb+1ast, V.Lucic 12+1reb, M.Lessort 10+1reb+2ast, G.Monroe 8+6reb+4ast

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Panathinaikos – Milano 78-79

A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only one-point home defeat of Greek Panathinaikos (1-2) to Italian Armani Milano (2-1) 79-78 on Thursday evening. Panathinaikos were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Armani Milano shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for Argentinian-Spanish power forward Luis Scola (206-80) who led the winners and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian Vladimir Micov (201-85, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Four Armani Milano players scored in double figures. American-Greek point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida) came up with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American power forward Jacob Wiley (203-94, college: EWU) added 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for Panathinaikos in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Armani Milano’s next round opponent will be Fenerbahce (#13) in Istanbul and are hoping to win another game. Panathinaikos will play on the road against Zenit (#16) in Sankt Petersburg and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: N.Calathes 23+5reb+4ast, J.Wiley 17+7reb+1ast, J.Fredette 9+1reb+1ast, K.Mitoglou 8+10reb, G.Papagiannis 4+2reb, W.Johnson 4+2reb
Milano: V.Micov 18+4reb+1ast, L.Scola 17+9reb+1ast, M.Roll 16+2reb+2ast, S.Rodriguez 10+1reb+5ast, J.Brooks 6+4reb+1ast, R.Moraschini 4+3reb+4ast

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Olympiacos – Zenit 68-77

There was a minor upset in Pireus where Greek Olympiacos (1-2) were defeated by Russian Zenit (1-2) 77-68. It was an exceptional evening for Polish Mateusz Ponitka (198-93) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Mexican center Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: SJSU) accounted for 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94, agency: Octagon Europe) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American guard Kevin Punter (191-93, college: Tennessee) added 16 points respectively for Olympiacos in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Zenit’s next round opponent will be Panathinaikos (#11) in Athens.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: K.Punter 16+4reb, N.Milutinov 16+16reb, V.Spanoulis 7+6ast, G.Printezis 7+4reb+1ast, A.Koniaris 6+2reb+3ast, K.Papanikolaou 6+6reb+1ast
Zenit: M.Ponitka 18+5reb+1ast, G.Ayon 10+10reb+3ast, A.Renfroe 10+1reb+3ast, A.Hollins 9+2reb+2ast, W.Thomas 9+5reb+1ast, C.Iverson 6+5reb+2ast

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FC Barcelona – ALBA 103-84

Very predictable result when Spanish FC Barcelona (3-0) outscored at home German ALBA Berlin (1-2) 103-84. It looked good early as ALBA Berlin took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then FC Barcelona had a 27-19 second period charge getting the lead and ALBA Berlin was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 84-103. FC Barcelona dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to ALBA Berlin’s 16. They outrebounded ALBA Berlin 38-21 including 24 on the defensive glass. FC Barcelona players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by ALBA Berlin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American Cory Higgins (196-89, college: Colorado, agency: Network Sports International) who led the winners and scored 22 points. Croatian center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winning side. American point guard Peyton Siva (183-90, college: Louisville) came up with 12 points and 8 assists and Lithuanian Rokas Giedraitis (201-92) added 17 points respectively for ALBA Berlin in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. FC Barcelona’s next round opponent will be Crvena Zvezda (#14) in Beograd which should be an easy win for them. ALBA Berlin will play at home against CSKA (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
ALBA: R.Giedraitis 17+3ast, P.Siva 12+4reb+8ast, T.Cavanaugh 11+2reb+3ast, N.Giffey 10+1reb+1ast, T.Schneider 8, L.Nnoko 8+7reb
FC Barcelona: C.Higgins 22+2reb+3ast, N.Mirotic 18+3reb, A.Tomic 15+6reb+1ast, R.Smits 8+1reb, A.Abrines 8+1reb, K.Kuric 8+3reb

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Valencia – Anadolu Efes 78-83

Not a big story in a game when Spanish Valencia Basket (0-3) was defeated at home by Turkish Anadolu Efes (2-1) 83-78. Valencia Basket was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 30-17 third quarter run of Anadolu Efes. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 assists. Croatian swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Five Anadolu Efes players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Belgian point guard Sam Van-Rossom (188-86) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Valencia Basket in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Anadolu Efes’ next round opponent will be Real Madrid (#5) at home. Valencia Basket will play against Maccabi T-A (#10) in Tel-Aviv and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Valencia: B.Dubljevic 22+7reb+4ast, S.Van-Rossom 14+5reb+5ast, B.Motum 11+1reb+2ast, A.Abalde 7+6reb+3ast, M.Ndour 6+1reb, J.Colom 6+1reb+3ast
Anadolu Efes: K.Simon 19+5reb+2ast, A.Peters 15+7reb+2ast, V.Micic 15+4reb+12ast, S.Larkin 13+1ast, B.Dunston 10+7reb+2ast, R.Beaubois 9+1reb

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youtube Round 3 means everything may happen in Euroleague as the season just started. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The biggest surprise of round 3 in Euroleague took place in Kaunas where host Lithuanian Zalgiris (1-2) beat Spanish Real Madrid (2-1) 86-73 on Thursday evening. Real Madrid was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of Zalgiris, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris outrebounded Real Madr…  
Round 3 means everything may happen in Euroleague as the season just started. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

The biggest surprise of round 3 in Euroleague took place in Kaunas where host Lithuanian Zalgiris (1-2) beat Spanish Real Madrid (2-1) 86-73 on Thursday evening. Real Madrid was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of Zalgiris, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris outrebounded Real Madrid 33-21 including 22 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Zach LeDay (201-94, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Wasserman) who scored 26 points and 9 rebounds. Marius Grigonis (198-94) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Slovenian Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) who recorded 15 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Real Madrid will play next round against Anadolu Efes trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Zalgiris will try to continue on its current victory against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at home.
CSKA defeated Khimki in Moscow 99-86. It was a good game for point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 5 assists. Will Clyburn contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. CSKA’s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 25 points for Khimki. Khimki will play next round against strong Bayern Muenchen trying to get back on the winning streak. CSKA will try to continue on its current victory against ALBA Berlin on the road.
French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (2-1) recorded a loss on the court of German Bayern Muenchen on Thursday night. Visitors were rolled over by Bayern Muenchen 104-63. It was a great evening for Maodo Lo who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). The best for the losing side was Antoine Diot with 13 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen will meet at home Khimki (#4) in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Zalgiris in Kaunas and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only one-point home defeat of Greek Panathinaikos (1-2) to Italian Armani Milano (2-1) 79-78 on Thursday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Luis Scola who led the winners and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Armani Milano’s next round opponent will be Fenerbahce (#13) in Istanbul and are hoping to win another game. Panathinaikos will play on the road against Zenit (#16) in Sankt Petersburg and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 3 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Baskonia was defeated by Fenerbahce in Istanbul 87-80. Bottom-ranked Maccabi T-A beat Crvena Zvezda at home 84-69. Zenit won against Olympiacos on the opponent’s court 77-68. FC Barcelona outscored ALBA in a home game 103-84. Anadolu Efes managed to beat Valencia on the road 83-78.
The best stats of 3rd round was 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Bojan Dubljevic of Valencia.

CSKA – Khimki 99-86

CSKA defeated Khimki in Moscow 99-86. The game was mostly controlled by CSKA. Khimki was better in fourth quarter 26-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 5 assists. American Will Clyburn (201-90, college: Iowa St.) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. CSKA’s coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 25 points and American center Devin Booker (205-91, college: Clemson) added 18 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Khimki. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Khimki will play next round against strong Bayern Muenchen trying to get back on the winning streak. CSKA will try to continue on its current victory against ALBA Berlin on the road.
Top scorers:
Khimki: A.Shved 25+1reb+2ast, D.Booker 18+7reb+2ast, J.Timma 12+5reb+1ast, D.Bertans 11+3ast, J.Evans 8+4reb+2ast, A.Gill 7+5reb+1ast
CSKA: M.James 28+3reb+5ast, W.Clyburn 21+6reb+2ast, D.Hilliard 13+4reb+2ast, D.Hackett 11+2reb+1ast, N.Kurbanov 8+5reb, A.Vorontsevich 7+2reb

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Zalgiris – Real Madrid 86-73

The biggest surprise of round 3 in Euroleague took place in Kaunas where host Lithuanian Zalgiris (1-2) beat Spanish Real Madrid (2-1) 86-73 on Thursday evening. Real Madrid was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 29-13 charge of Zalgiris, which allowed them to win the game. Zalgiris outrebounded Real Madrid 33-21 including 22 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was American power forward Zach LeDay (201-94, college: Virginia Tech, agency: Wasserman) who scored 26 points and 9 rebounds. Marius Grigonis (198-94) chipped in 13 points and 5 assists. Four Zalgiris players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Slovenian Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) who recorded 15 points and guard Sergio Llull (190-87) added 9 points and 4 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Real Madrid will play next round against Anadolu Efes trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Zalgiris will try to continue on its current victory against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket at home.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: A.Randolph 15+2reb, S.Llull 9+2reb+4ast, F.Campazzo 9+2ast, G.Deck 7+2reb, J.Carroll 7, J.Taylor 7+1reb+1ast
Zalgiris: Z.LeDay 26+9reb+2ast, N.Hayes 15+2reb, M.Grigonis 13+4reb+5ast, E.Ulanovas 10+5reb+3ast, P.Jankunas 6+3reb, T.Walkup 6+6reb+4ast

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Fenerbahce – Baskonia 87-80

There was a minor upset in Istanbul where Spanish Baskonia (1-2) was defeated by Turkish Fenerbahce (1-2) 87-80. 26 personal fouls committed by Baskonia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for French guard Nando De-Colo (196-87) who led the winners and scored 39 points (!!!). Czech power forward Jan Vesely (213-90) accounted for 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Georgian Tornike Shengelia (206-91, agency: Wasserman) came up with 18 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American point guard Pierria Henry (193-93, college: Charlotte) added 15 points respectively for Baskonia in the defeat. Four Baskonia players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fenerbahce’s next round opponent will be Armani Milano (#7) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Baskonia: T.Shengelia 18+4reb+3ast, S.Shields 17+1reb+3ast, P.Henry 15+3reb+3ast, A.Polonara 10+4reb, M.Janning 6+2reb+1ast, P.Garino 5
Fenerbahce: N.De Colo 39+3reb+3ast, J.Vesely 9+7reb+5ast, L.Datome 8+5reb, N.Kalinic 7+2reb+2ast, B.Dixon 7+1reb+1ast, K.Sloukas 6+3reb+5ast

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Maccabi T-A – Crvena Zvezda 84-69

There was a surprise result in Tel-Aviv where Israeli Maccabi T-A (1-2) defeated Serbian Crvena Zvezda (1-2) 84-69. Maccabi T-A dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Crvena Zvezda’s 22. Maccabi T-A forced 19 Crvena Zvezda turnovers. 26 personal fouls committed by Crvena Zvezda helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for Omri Casspi (206-88) who led the winners and scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. American guard Nate Wolters (193-91, college: S.Dakota St., agency: Pensack Sports) accounted for 15 points for the winning side. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Greek Stratos Perperoglou (203-84) came up with 18 points and 5 rebounds and Senegalese Mouhammad Faye (207-85, college: SMU) added 7 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Crvena Zvezda in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Maccabi T-A’s next round opponent will be Valencia Basket (#18) at home and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: S.Perperoglou 18+5reb+1ast, O.Dobric 10+2reb, B.Baron 8+3reb+1ast, M.Faye 7+6reb, D.Davidovac 7+4reb, C.Jenkins 6+3reb+4ast
Maccabi T-A: S.Wilbekin 16+2reb+2ast, O.Casspi 15+8reb+3ast, N.Wolters 15+4reb+2ast, T.Black 11+1reb+2ast, O.Hunter 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Zoosman 8+6reb+4ast

gschID: 732233

Bayern – ASVEL 104-63

French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (2-1) recorded a loss on the court of German Bayern Muenchen on Thursday night. Visitors were rolled over by Bayern Muenchen 104-63. The game without a history. Bayern Muenchen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket’s 30. They outrebounded ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket 35-17 including 24 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Bayern Muenchen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 83.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for point guard Maodo Lo (191-92, college: Columbia) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Bosnian-German swingman Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 14 points. The best for the losing side was point guard Antoine Diot (193-89) with 13 points and 4 assists and Amine Noua (203-97, agency: BeoBasket) scored 16 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen will meet at home Khimki (#4) in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Zalgiris in Kaunas and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: A.Noua 16+1reb, A.Diot 13+3reb+4ast, E.Jackson 9+2reb+5ast, D.Lighty 6, C.Kahudi 5+1ast, J.Taylor 5+2ast
Bayern: M.Lo 19+4reb, N.Djedovic 14+4reb+1ast, P.Zipser 12+5reb+1ast, V.Lucic 12+1reb, M.Lessort 10+1reb+2ast, G.Monroe 8+6reb+4ast

gschID: 732234

Panathinaikos – Milano 78-79

A very interesting game took place in Athens. It ended with only one-point home defeat of Greek Panathinaikos (1-2) to Italian Armani Milano (2-1) 79-78 on Thursday evening. Panathinaikos were tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Armani Milano shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for Argentinian-Spanish power forward Luis Scola (206-80) who led the winners and scored 17 points and 9 rebounds. Serbian Vladimir Micov (201-85, agency: BeoBasket) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Four Armani Milano players scored in double figures. American-Greek point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida) came up with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and American power forward Jacob Wiley (203-94, college: EWU) added 17 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for Panathinaikos in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Armani Milano’s next round opponent will be Fenerbahce (#13) in Istanbul and are hoping to win another game. Panathinaikos will play on the road against Zenit (#16) in Sankt Petersburg and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: N.Calathes 23+5reb+4ast, J.Wiley 17+7reb+1ast, J.Fredette 9+1reb+1ast, K.Mitoglou 8+10reb, G.Papagiannis 4+2reb, W.Johnson 4+2reb
Milano: V.Micov 18+4reb+1ast, L.Scola 17+9reb+1ast, M.Roll 16+2reb+2ast, S.Rodriguez 10+1reb+5ast, J.Brooks 6+4reb+1ast, R.Moraschini 4+3reb+4ast

gschID: 732235

Olympiacos – Zenit 68-77

There was a minor upset in Pireus where Greek Olympiacos (1-2) were defeated by Russian Zenit (1-2) 77-68. It was an exceptional evening for Polish Mateusz Ponitka (198-93) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. Mexican center Gustavo Ayon (207-85, college: SJSU) accounted for 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94, agency: Octagon Europe) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and American guard Kevin Punter (191-93, college: Tennessee) added 16 points respectively for Olympiacos in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Zenit’s next round opponent will be Panathinaikos (#11) in Athens.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: K.Punter 16+4reb, N.Milutinov 16+16reb, V.Spanoulis 7+6ast, G.Printezis 7+4reb+1ast, A.Koniaris 6+2reb+3ast, K.Papanikolaou 6+6reb+1ast
Zenit: M.Ponitka 18+5reb+1ast, G.Ayon 10+10reb+3ast, A.Renfroe 10+1reb+3ast, A.Hollins 9+2reb+2ast, W.Thomas 9+5reb+1ast, C.Iverson 6+5reb+2ast

gschID: 732236

FC Barcelona – ALBA 103-84

Very predictable result when Spanish FC Barcelona (3-0) outscored at home German ALBA Berlin (1-2) 103-84. It looked good early as ALBA Berlin took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then FC Barcelona had a 27-19 second period charge getting the lead and ALBA Berlin was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 84-103. FC Barcelona dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to ALBA Berlin’s 16. They outrebounded ALBA Berlin 38-21 including 24 on the defensive glass. FC Barcelona players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. 27 personal fouls committed by ALBA Berlin helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American Cory Higgins (196-89, college: Colorado, agency: Network Sports International) who led the winners and scored 22 points. Croatian center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winning side. American point guard Peyton Siva (183-90, college: Louisville) came up with 12 points and 8 assists and Lithuanian Rokas Giedraitis (201-92) added 17 points respectively for ALBA Berlin in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. FC Barcelona’s next round opponent will be Crvena Zvezda (#14) in Beograd which should be an easy win for them. ALBA Berlin will play at home against CSKA (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
ALBA: R.Giedraitis 17+3ast, P.Siva 12+4reb+8ast, T.Cavanaugh 11+2reb+3ast, N.Giffey 10+1reb+1ast, T.Schneider 8, L.Nnoko 8+7reb
FC Barcelona: C.Higgins 22+2reb+3ast, N.Mirotic 18+3reb, A.Tomic 15+6reb+1ast, R.Smits 8+1reb, A.Abrines 8+1reb, K.Kuric 8+3reb

gschID: 732237

Valencia – Anadolu Efes 78-83

Not a big story in a game when Spanish Valencia Basket (0-3) was defeated at home by Turkish Anadolu Efes (2-1) 83-78. Valencia Basket was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 30-17 third quarter run of Anadolu Efes. It was an exceptional evening for Serbian guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 assists. Croatian swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. Five Anadolu Efes players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and Belgian point guard Sam Van-Rossom (188-86) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Valencia Basket in the defeat. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Anadolu Efes’ next round opponent will be Real Madrid (#5) at home. Valencia Basket will play against Maccabi T-A (#10) in Tel-Aviv and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Valencia: B.Dubljevic 22+7reb+4ast, S.Van-Rossom 14+5reb+5ast, B.Motum 11+1reb+2ast, A.Abalde 7+6reb+3ast, M.Ndour 6+1reb, J.Colom 6+1reb+3ast
Anadolu Efes: K.Simon 19+5reb+2ast, A.Peters 15+7reb+2ast, V.Micic 15+4reb+12ast, S.Larkin 13+1ast, B.Dunston 10+7reb+2ast, R.Beaubois 9+1reb

gschID: 732238

Tags : ZACH LEDAY, B.C. ZALGIRIS KAUNAS, EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL

youtube American Point guard Shane Larkin (180-PG-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Anadolu Efes, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 2. The 27-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, five rebounds and five assists) to his team’s victory, helping them to edge out ALBA (1-1) 106-105. Anadolu Efes is placed at 8th position in Euroleague. Anadolu Efes is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the st…  
American Point guard Shane Larkin (180-PG-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Anadolu Efes, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, five rebounds and five assists) to his team’s victory, helping them to edge out ALBA (1-1) 106-105. Anadolu Efes is placed at 8th position in Euroleague. Anadolu Efes is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. In the team’s last game Larkin had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. It’s his second year at Anadolu Efes and it’s hard to imagine this team without him. Former University of Miami star has very solid stats this year. Larkin is league’s best scorer averaging so far 26.0ppg. Larkin is in league’s top in assists (9th best: 5.0apg) and averages impressive 55.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round’s games was 29-year old American Greg Monroe (211-C-90) of Bayern. Monroe had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Bayern lost that game 68-79 to CSKA (2-0). The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let’s wait for the next round. Monroe is a newcomer at Bayern, but is already one of team’s top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Anadolu Efes’ star – Serbian guard Vasilije Micic (196-G-94, agency: BeoBasket). Micic scored 23 points and passed thirteen assists (!!!). He was another key player of Anadolu Efes, helping his team with a 106-105 win against ALBA (1-1). Anadolu Efes needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 1 victory and 1 lost game. Micic has a great season in Euroleague. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league’s leaders in points with 18.5ppg (6th best) and assists with 9.0apg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nikola Milutinov (212-C-94) of Olympiacos – 17 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jordan Mickey (203-C-94) of Real Madrid – 16 points and 11 rebounds
6. DeShaun Thomas (201-PF-91) of Panathinaikos – 22 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Bryant Dunston (203-C-86) of Anadolu Efes – 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Kyle Kuric (193-SG-89) of FC Barcelona – 24 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Tonye Jekiri (213-C-94) of ASVEL – 15 points and 12 rebounds
10. Scottie Wilbekin (188-PG-93) of Maccabi T-A – 22 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists

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 : SHANE LARKIN, ANADOLU EFES ISTANBUL, EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL

youtube There were only 2 rounds played so far and it’s still very beginning of the Regular Season in Euroleague. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Spanish Real Madrid edged Israeli Maccabi T-A at home 86-85. Maccabi T-A was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Real Madrid made 18-of-22 f…  
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it’s still very beginning of the Regular Season in Euroleague. There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin. Here is the last round review presented by ESL.

Spanish Real Madrid edged Israeli Maccabi T-A at home 86-85. Maccabi T-A was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Real Madrid made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Maccabi T-A helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Jordan Mickey (203-94, college: LSU) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and American-Slovenian Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) chipped in 11 points during the contest. American-Turkish point guard Scottie Wilbekin (188-93, college: Florida, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 22 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Maccabi T-A will play next round against Crvena Zvezda trying to get back on the winning streak. Real Madrid will try to continue on its current victory against Zalgiris in Kaunas.
The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of German Bayern Muenchen (1-1) in Moscow. Visitors were defeated by Russian CSKA (2-0) 79-68. German center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92) notched a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and Will Clyburn supported him with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds by American center Greg Monroe (211-90, college: Georgetown) did not help to save the game for Bayern Muenchen. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CSKA will play against Khimki (#5) at home in the next round. Bayern Muenchen will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Villeurbanne between French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket and Greek Panathinaikos. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (2-0) got a very close home victory over Panathinaikos (1-1). ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket managed to escape with a 1-point win 79-78 on Thursday evening. The best player for the winners was Tonye Jekiri who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. DeShaun Thomas produced 22 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will meet Bayern Muenchen (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Panathinaikos will play against Armani Milano and hope to win that game.
A very interesting game took place in Khimki. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of Spanish Baskonia (1-1) to Russian Khimki (2-0) 79-76 on Friday evening. Alexey Shved orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 8 assists. Baskonia’s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. Khimki’s next round opponent will be CSKA in Moscow and it will be for sure the game of the week. Baskonia will play on the road against Fenerbahce (#14) in Istanbul and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Istanbul. Turkish Anadolu Efes (1-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging German ALBA Berlin (1-1) 106-105 in the game for the sixth place. Vasilije Micic had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Anadolu Efes will face Valencia Basket (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 2: winless Fenerbahce lost to Crvena Zvezda on the opponent’s court 56-68. Winless Zenit lost to undefeated FC Barcelona in a home game 63-87. Winless Valencia was rolled over Olympiacos on the road 63-89. Milano defeated Zalgiris on its own court 85-81.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 17 points and 6 assists by Sergio Rodriguez of Milano.

Crvena Zvezda – Fenerbahce 68-56

Crvena Zvezda used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Istanbul 68-56 on Thursday night. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 68-56. Fenerbahce was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Lorenzo Brown (196-90, college: NC State) scored 13 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import center James Gist (206-86, college: Maryland, agency: Network Sports International) chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. French guard Nando De-Colo (196-87) responded with 19 points and 4 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and American-Turkish guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) scored 13 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Crvena Zvezda will face Maccabi T-A (#17) in Tel-Aviv in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Fenerbahce will play at home against Baskonia and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: L.Brown 13+3reb+6ast, S.Perperoglou 11+2reb+3ast, J.Gist 11+8reb+1ast, M.Faye 8+7reb, D.Brown 7+8reb+1ast, M.Ojo 5+2reb
Fenerbahce: N.De Colo 19+3reb+4ast, B.Dixon 13+2reb+3ast, J.Vesely 6+2reb, K.Sloukas 6+1reb+1ast, M.Mahmutoglu 6+5reb+1ast, N.Kalinic 3+2reb

gschID: 732221

CSKA – Bayern 79-68

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of German Bayern Muenchen (1-1) in Moscow. Visitors were defeated by Russian CSKA (2-0) 79-68. The game without a history. CSKA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. German center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92) notched a double-double by scoring 10 points and 12 rebounds to lead the effort and American Will Clyburn (201-90, college: Iowa St.) supported him with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds by American center Greg Monroe (211-90, college: Georgetown) did not help to save the game for Bayern Muenchen. Bosnian-German swingman Nihad Djedovic (196-90, agency: BeoBasket) added 12 points for the guests. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CSKA will play against Khimki (#5) at home in the next round. Bayern Muenchen will play against ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
CSKA: W.Clyburn 15+8reb, J.Bolomboy 10+3reb+2ast, J.Voigtmann 10+12reb+1ast, K.Hines 8+2reb+3ast, M.James 7+2reb+5ast, A.Vorontsevich 7+1reb+1ast
Bayern: G.Monroe 17+10reb+3ast, N.Djedovic 12+1reb+3ast, D.Barthel 10+5reb+1ast, M.Lo 9+4reb, P.Koponen 7+1reb+2ast, V.Lucic 6+6reb+2ast

gschID: 732222

Zenit – FC Barcelona 63-87

Very predictable result in Sankt Petersburg where Spanish FC Barcelona (2-0) smashed Russian Zenit (0-2) 87-63 on Friday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-63. FC Barcelona dominated on the defensive end, holding Zenit to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. American-Slovakian Kyle Kuric (193-89, college: Louisville) scored 24 points to lead the charge for the winners and Montenegrin-Spanish Nikola Mirotic (207-91) chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Four FC Barcelona players scored in double figures. Guinea-Bissau-American center Colton Iverson (212-89, college: Colorado St., agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and American Tim Abromaitis (203-89, college: Notre Dame) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. FC Barcelona will face ALBA Berlin (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Zenit will play against Olympiacos in Pireus and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
FC Barcelona: K.Kuric 24+3reb+3ast, N.Mirotic 17+10reb, V.Claver 12+4reb+3ast, B.Davies 10+4reb+6ast, L.Bolmaro 5+1reb+1ast, M.Delaney 5+2ast
Zenit: E.Voronov 10+2reb+1ast, W.Thomas 9+4reb, C.Iverson 9+8reb+5ast, T.Abromaitis 9+5reb+1ast, A.Albicy 6+2reb+4ast, V.Trushkin 6+3reb

gschID: 732223

ASVEL – Panathinaikos 79-78

A very close game took place in Villeurbanne between French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket and Greek Panathinaikos. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (2-0) got a very close home victory over Panathinaikos (1-1). ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket managed to escape with a 1-point win 79-78 on Thursday evening. The hosts trailed by 13 points after three quarters before their 29-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was Nigerian center Tonye Jekiri (213-94, college: Miami, FL, agency: Network Sports International) who had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds. Swingman David Lighty (198-88, college: Ohio St.) chipped in 18 points and 4 assists. DeShaun Thomas (201-91, college: Ohio St.) produced 22 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will meet Bayern Muenchen (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Panathinaikos will play against Armani Milano and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
ASVEL: D.Lighty 18+4reb+4ast, T.Jekiri 15+12reb+1ast, C.Kahudi 10+2reb, L.Jean-Charles 8+6reb+1ast, J.Taylor 8+2reb+4ast, E.Jackson 6+2reb+1ast
Panathinaikos: D.Thomas 22+6reb+2ast, J.Fredette 18+4reb+3ast, N.Calathes 13+3reb+8ast, J.Wiley 7+3reb, T.Rice 6+1reb, G.Papagiannis 6+3reb

gschID: 732224

Real Madrid – Maccabi T-A 86-85

Spanish Real Madrid edged Israeli Maccabi T-A at home 86-85. Maccabi T-A was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Real Madrid made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Maccabi T-A helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Jordan Mickey (203-94, college: LSU) had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) to lead the charge for the winners and American-Slovenian Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) chipped in 11 points during the contest. Four Real Madrid players scored in double figures. American-Turkish point guard Scottie Wilbekin (188-93, college: Florida, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 22 points and 4 assists and American swingman Elijah Bryant (196-95, college: BYU, agency: Pensack Sports) scored 15 points. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Maccabi T-A will play next round against Crvena Zvezda trying to get back on the winning streak. Real Madrid will try to continue on its current victory against Zalgiris in Kaunas.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: J.Mickey 16+11reb+1ast, J.Carroll 14, A.Randolph 11+4reb, F.Campazzo 10+4ast, G.Deck 8, F.Causeur 7+2reb+3ast
Maccabi T-A: S.Wilbekin 22+2reb+4ast, E.Bryant 15+3reb, J.DiBartolomeo 15, J.Cohen 7+4reb, N.Wolters 7+2reb+1ast, O.Hunter 6+7reb

gschID: 732225

Khimki – Baskonia 79-76

A very interesting game took place in Khimki. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of Spanish Baskonia (1-1) to Russian Khimki (2-0) 79-76 on Friday evening. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-17. But Baskonia won second period 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Khimki made 20-of-21 charity shots (95.2 percent) during the game. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 8 assists (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Latvian forward Janis Timma (201-92) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Khimki players scored in double figures. Georgian Tornike Shengelia (206-91, agency: Wasserman) replied with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and American point guard Pierria Henry (193-93, college: Charlotte) added 16 points and 5 steals in the effort for Baskonia. Baskonia’s coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn’t help. Khimki’s next round opponent will be CSKA in Moscow and it will be for sure the game of the week. Baskonia will play on the road against Fenerbahce (#14) in Istanbul and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Khimki: A.Shved 21+2reb+8ast, J.Timma 18+3reb+4ast, J.Evans 17+6reb+1ast, D.Booker 14+4reb+1ast, V.Zaytsev 3+3reb+2ast, D.Bertans 2+1reb+1ast
Baskonia: T.Shengelia 18+10reb+3ast, P.Henry 16+4reb+3ast, L.Vildoza 10+3reb+1ast, M.Eric 9, Y.Fall 9+3reb, M.Janning 6+5reb+3ast

gschID: 732226

Anadolu Efes – ALBA 106-105

Important game to mention about took place in Istanbul. Turkish Anadolu Efes (1-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging German ALBA Berlin (1-1) 106-105 in the game for the sixth place. Anadolu Efes made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Strangely ALBA Berlin outrebounded Anadolu Efes 38-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Anadolu Efes especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. Serbian guard Vasilije Micic (196-94, agency: BeoBasket) had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 13 assists and 4 steals to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Shane Larkin (180-92, college: Miami, FL) chipped in 26 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. American Luke Sikma (202-89, college: Portland) responded with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and Lithuanian Rokas Giedraitis (201-92) scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Anadolu Efes will face Valencia Basket (#16) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: S.Larkin 26+5reb+5ast, V.Micic 23+3reb+13ast, B.Dunston 18+4reb+4ast, T.Pleiss 16+3reb, A.Peters 14+2reb, D.Balbay 5+3ast
ALBA: R.Giedraitis 21+6reb, L.Sikma 15+8reb+5ast, T.Cavanaugh 14+8reb, N.Giffey 13+4reb+4ast, P.Siva 10+1reb+2ast, L.Nnoko 10+5reb+2ast

gschID: 732227

Olympiacos – Valencia 89-63

Olympiacos used a home court advantage and rolled over the opponent from Valencia 89-63 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Valencia Basket was better in fourth quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Olympiacos made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 20 Valencia Basket turnovers and outrebounded them 33-22 including 23 on the defensive glass. Serbian center Nikola Milutinov (212-94, agency: Octagon Europe) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 17 points and 6 assists during the contest. Five Olympiacos players scored in double figures. American guard Jordan Loyd (193-93, college: Indianapolis, agency: Inception Sports) responded with 12 points and Australian Brock Motum (208-90, college: WSU) scored 11 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos will face Zenit (#15) in Sankt Petersburg in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Valencia Basket will play at home against Anadolu Efes and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: N.Milutinov 17+14reb+2ast, V.Spanoulis 17+4reb+6ast, G.Printezis 13+3reb+3ast, M.Kuzminskas 13+4reb, K.Papanikolaou 12+1reb, K.Punter 11+2reb+4ast
Valencia: J.Loyd 12+2reb, B.Motum 11+2reb, M.Ndour 8+2reb, M.Tobey 6+3reb, J.Colom 5+2reb+2ast, G.Vives 5+2reb+4ast

gschID: 732228

Milano – Zalgiris 85-81

Armani Milano used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Kaunas 85-81 on Friday night. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 23-7. But Zalgiris won second period 29-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Armani Milano dominated on the defensive end, holding Zalgiris to just 7 points in first quarter. They made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Spanish point guard Sergio Rodriguez (191-86) scored 17 points and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American-Italian Jeffrey Brooks (203-89, college: Penn St.) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Guard Thomas Walkup (193-92, college: SF Austin) responded with 19 points and point guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-94) scored 11 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Armani Milano will face Panathinaikos (#7) in Athens in the next round. Zalgiris will play at home against Real Madrid (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Milano: S.Rodriguez 17+1reb+6ast, J.Brooks 14+5reb+3ast, V.Micov 13, L.Scola 11+4reb+3ast, A.White 8+2reb, K.Tarczewski 8+6reb
Zalgiris: T.Walkup 19+4reb+2ast, M.Grigonis 13, L.Lekavicius 11+1reb+4ast, J.Landale 10+4reb, A.Milaknis 8+2reb+1ast, P.Jankunas 6+2reb

gschID: 732229

Tags : JORDAN MICKEY, REAL MADRID, EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL


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