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VASSILIS SPANOULIS NOT IN TOP FOUR OF 2014-15 NBA GM's SURVEY IS ALMOST AS BAD AS SIX NBA GM's NOT KNOWING WHO DIMITRIS DIAMANTIDIS WAS AS A 28 YEAR OLD FREE AGENT IN THE PAST PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 22 October 2014 23:00

-            FIBA WORLD CUP RESULTS & PREDICTIONS & NBA.COM PODCAST EPISODE 172

 

-    DARIO SARIC FATHER MAD ?? - DARIO OFF BENCH - 13 MIN 9 PTS 4-6 FG 1-1 FT

-             OCT. 24th - EUROLEAGUE - ANADOLU EFES 82 SASSARI 75

- OCT. 23rd - EUROLEAGUE - OKC PICK - ALEX ABRINES 21 PTS 23 MIN 7-8 FG 5-5(3PT)

-     OCT. 22nd - MACCABI HAIFA NOT TOP 40 EURO TEAM LOSES BY 7 TO NBA TORONTO


-            NBA GM's 2014-15 SURVEY OF WHO THE TOP PLAYERS NOT IN THE NBA

The disrespect of two Greek players that helped dominate the Euroleague titles in the past decade, keeps on going, as today on the NBA.COM website,  John Schuhmann put out the annual NBA GM's survey and just like in 2012 and 2013, Vassilis Spanoulis and Dimtris Diamantidis were not on top of the list of players that do not play in the NBA. The top four on the new 2014 list were 1. Rudy Fernandez -- 32% Dario Saric -- 32%  3. Sergio Rodriguez -- 12%, Milos Teodosic -- 12% , with the article saying that the 2009, 2012 and 2013 Euroleague champion and Final Four MVP all three times, Vassilis Spanoulis Also receiving votes.  Dimitris Diamantidis also was on the 2009 Euroleague title Panathinaikos team with Spanoulis and Diamantidis also won the 2007 and 2011 Euroleague titles along with being MVP at both of those Final Four titles, but when EUROJOHNBBALL asked NBA GM's about Diamantidis as a 28 year old free agent, SIX NBA GM's had NO IDEA who the Euroleague Great was, infact one former NBA GM, asked how old was this Diamantidis guy and how tall was he.   Most of the NBA GM's that had NO CLUE who Diamantidis was, watch Major League Baseball more than the Euroleague and know more about a left handed relief pitcher, than the Euroleague Final Four.

The fact that the 32 year old Vassilis Spanoulis only got few votes, after putting Olympiacos on his back for the 2012 and 2013 Euroleague titles, shows even more that the Spurs are the smartest team in the NBA about Euro talent, as RC Buford and the Spurs traded for Spanoulis in 2007, after his HORRIBLE KYLE KORVER STAND IN THE CORNER TYPE OF SEASON WITH JEFF VAN GUNDY IN HOUSTON IN 2006, after he took over versus team USA in the last loss for coach K, but for some reason NBA GM's think Rudy Fernandez, Milos Teodosic and Sergio Rodriguez are better players, even though none of those three players ever won a game versus NBA team USA players and none of those three ever won a Euroleague title, let alone won MVP of the Euroleague title, again Spanoulis has done it THREE times.

Teodosic, Fernandez and Rodriguez are high on the list of EUROJOHNBBALL, but until they win a Euroleague title, they can not be ahead of Spanoulis, who won one of his Euroleague Final Four MVP awards and titles versus Real Madrid, when he exploded in the second half.  Dario Saric could be the next Toni Kukoc, Lamar Odom or Dejan Bodiroga, but unless the NBA GM's were picking the age factor for Dario Saric 20 years old, compared to Vassilis Spanoulis 32 years old, then the 20 year old Dario Saric picked ahead of the clutchest Euroleague player of the last decade is just DISRESPECT, by many NBA GM's that know little about who truly has been the GO TO GUY in Europe the past SIX years, winning THREE Euroleague titles and THREE MVP's in that time span.

The 2013 NBA survey list was a BIGGER JOKE than the new 2014 Survey, as Nikola Mirotic won with 25% of the vote and Spanoulis was second with 14.3% of the votes, even though Mirotic was part of that same Real Madrid team with Fernandez and Rodriguez, that Spanoulis torched to WIN BACK TO BACK EUROLEAGUE titles. Mirotic is a good player, but is not a give me the ball, I will win you this title type of guy like Dirk Nowitzki, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker or Vassilis Spanoulis.

RC Buford knows Vassilis Spanoulis and Dimitris Diamantidis, but the other NBA GM's that think guys never winning Euroleague titles are better, just need to WAKE UP & SMELL THE COFFEE and stop watching so much Baseball and NFL Football and watch some Euroleague playoff games from time to time, for those that did watch the Euroleague in the past decade, they know Greek PG's Vassilis Spanoulis, Dimitris Diamantidis and retired Theo Papaloukas DOMINATED THE EUROLEAGUE, winning the 2006, 20072008, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2013 Euroleague titles, PUT THAT IN YOUR NEXT SURVEY !!!!!

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 October 2014 02:38
 
DOMESTIC LEAGUE RESULTS - ITALIAN, VTB UNITED, TURKISH TBL, GREEK A1, SPANISH ACB & ADRIATIC LEAGUE - OCT. 20th PDF Print E-mail
Written by John   
Sunday, 19 October 2014 21:21

-         FIBA WORLD CUP RESULTS & PREDICTIONS & NBA.COM PODCAST EPISODE 172


-            EUROLEAGUE SHOW ROUND ONE -    EL TOP 10 PLAYS ROUND ONE

-      EUROLEAGUE MVP ROUND ONE -  (TOO BIG) BOBAN MARJANOVIC 22 PT 10 REB

-                          ITALIAN LEGA ROUND TWO RESULTS - OCT. 20th


-              DEFENDING ITALIAN LEGA 2014 CHAMPS EA7 MILANO GO TO 2-0

1. EA7 Milano 90 Dolomiti ET 75 - The 2014 Italian champs go to 2-0 and Dolomiti Trento drop to 0-2, as former NBA SF Linas Kleiza led the way, with the Lithuanian scoring 18 points, on 5-8 FG, 4-5(3PT), 4-4 FT and was followed by American PG Joe Ragland and former NBA SF, American MarShon Brooks with 16 points apiece in the win.  Dolomiti was led by American SF Tony Mitchell with 19 points.


-    SASSARI, ENEL BRINDISI, UMANA VENEZIA & VARESE ALSO AT 2-0 ON SEASON

2. Sassari 84 Pistoia 81 - Edgar Sosa (23 PT) C.J Williams (23 PT)

3. Enel Brindisi 78 Caserta 69 - James Mays, Delroy James (16 PT) Sam Young (16 PT, 10 R)

4. U. Venezia 74 Virtus Roma 57 - Phil Goss (19 PT) Kyle Gibson (17 PT)

5. Varese 96 Pesaro 85 - Yakhouba Diawara (24 PT) Anthony Myles (19 PT)

6. Cantu 74 Avellino 65 - Darius Johnson-Odom (20 PT) O.D Anosike (14 PT)

7. Vanoli 70 Reggio 69 - Cameron Clark (21 PT) Andrea Cinciarini (14 PT)

8. Bologna 74 Upea CDO 69 - Simone Fontecchio (14 PT) Austin Freeman (27 PT)

 

-                               VTB UNITED ROUND THREE RESULTS - OCT. 20th


-     UNICS KAZAN, KHIMKY MOSCOW & NOVGOROD ALL GO TO 3-0 IN VTB LEAGUE

1. Unics Kazan 73 Zenit 66 - Curtis Jerrells (14 PT) Walter Hodge (14 PT)

2. Khimky Moscow 96 VEF Riga 87 - Joffrey Lauvergne (18 PT) Kevin Dillard (18 PT)

3. Novgorod 78 Kras. Krylia 73 - Tarence Kinsey (16 PT) Scottie Reynolds (16 PT)

-           DEFENDING 2014 VTB CHAMPS CSKA MOSCOW GO TO 2-1 ON YEAR

4. CSKA Moscow 92 Enisey 79 - Vitaliy Fridzon (21 PT) D.J Cooper (15 PT)

5. Astana 81 Lokomotiv 70 - J'Covan Brown (21 PT) Nikita Kurbanov (15 PT)

6. Nilan Bisons 102 T. Minsk 79 - WWill Harris (22 PT) P Ulyanko, R Freeman (18 PT)

7. Nymburk 96 Avtodor 86 - Petr Benda (23 PT) Travis Peterson (28 PT, 10 R)

8. Kalev/Cramo 83 Kras. Oktybr 82 - Scott Machado (22 PT) D.J Kennedy (22 PT)


-                   TURKISH TBL LEAGUE ROUND TWO RESULTS - OCT. 20th

 

-    DEFENDING 2014 TBL CHAMPS FENERBAHCE LOSE DROP TO 1-1 GAZIANTEP 2-0

1. Gazientep 70 Fenerbahce 66 - The 2014 TBL champs lose by four points to drop to 1-1 on the year, while Gaziantep go to 2-0, as American SF Paul Harris led the way with 26 points, on 9-17 FG, 2-8(3PT), 6-7 FT and was followed by American SG Cory Higgins with 25 points.  Fenerbahce was led by Turkish center Oguz Savas with 21 points in 20 minutes, on 6-10 FG, 9-10 FT and was followed by Serbian SF Nemanja Bjelica with 14 points, 11 rebounds, while Phoenix Suns First round draft pick SG Bogdan Bogdanovic had another off game in the early Euro season, scoring just 6 points, on 3-10 FG, 0-5(3PT), 0-1 FT.


-    ANADOLU EFES GO 2-0 FATHER OF DARIO SARIC HAPPIER 26 MIN 13 PTS 10 REB

2. Anadolu Efes 70 Trabzonspor 66 - Last week the father of Croatian 20 year old PF, SF & Point-Forward Dario Saric said that Anadolu Efes might be the wrong fit for his son, if he did not start getting decent minutes and touches of the ball on the court. After the father spoke out, Dario played 22 minutes in his first ever Euroleague game and scored nine points in an 82-76 Anadolu Efes win and today, playing in his first Turkish TBL league game, Dario Saric played 26 minutes and had 13 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 blocked shot and 3 TO's, on 5-12 FG, 1-4(3PT), 2-4 FT.   Anadolu Efes was led in scoring by Serbian center Nenad Krstic with 15 points, 7 rebounds and Greek SF Stratos Perperoglou also added 13 points in the win.   Trabzonspor was led by American SG Dwight Hardy with 18 points, on 7-11 FG, 3-5(3PT), 1-1 FT.

 

-        BANVIT WIN BY TWO PTS AS NOLAN SMITH THROWS TOWEL AT COACH ATAMAN

3. Banvit 69 Galatasaray 67 - Nolan Smith played big minutes with Cedevita last season and signed with 2013 Turkish league champion and 2014 TBL runner up Galatasaray for this season, but minutes on this deeper roster have been limited for Nolan Smith, only playing 16 minutes in their Euroleague loss to Crvena Zvezda and scoring 6 points, on 2-8 FG, 2-2 FT and 19 minutes in his first TBL game, scoring 6 points, on 2-10 FG, 2-2 FT and today the former Duke University PG and NBA player only saw 5 minutes on the court, scoring 2 points, on 0-2 FG, 2-2 FT and when coach Ergin Ataman subbed in Carlos Arroyo , Nolan Smith threw the towel Carlos Arroyo handed him, back at the Galatasary head coach.  Ataman got in the face of Nolan Smith and the club has now suspended Nolan Smith.   Banvit win the game by two points, as both clubs are now at 1-1 on the young TBL season, with American PF Charles Davis leading Banvit with 12 points, on 3-8 FG, 1-3(3PT), 5-6 FT and Galatasaray was led by Puerto Rican PG Carlos Arroyo with 21 points, on 8-17 FG, 1-7(3PT), 4-4 FT and Turkish PF Furkan Aldemir added 11 points and 18 rebounds.

 

4. Besiktas 76 Turk Telekom 59 - Hilton Armstrong (16 PT) M Rakovic, B McCauley (12 PT)

5. Karsiyaka 91 Edirne Bask. 62 - Bobby Dixon (16 PT) Craig Brackins (19 PT)

6. Istanbul BB 71 Usak 66 - Zack Wright, A Stepheson (15 PT) Eric Buckner (14 PT)

7. Darussafaka 82 TK Ankara 70 - John Shurna (18 PT) Clay Tucker (24 PT)

8. Selcuk Univ. 88 Tofas 81 - Sean Williams (22 PT, 10 R) DaShaun Wood (27 PT)

 

-                         GREEK A1 ROUND TWO RESULTS -  OCT. 19th


-       NEA KIFISIA UPSET 2012 & 2013 EL CHAMPS OLYMPIACOS - BOTH AT 1-1

1. Nea Kifisia 68 Olympiacos 67 - Greek power club and the 2012 and 2013 Euroleague champions of Europe, Olympiacos got upset in Greek A1 league play today, as Nea Kifisia win by one points, with both clubs going to 1-1 on the young Greek A1 league season.   Nea Kifisia was led by Greek center Dimitrios Mavroeidis with 14 points, 9 rebounds, on 5-8 FG, 4-7 FT and was followed by 34 year old Greek SG Dimitrios Tsaldaris with 12 points, while soon to be 38 year old stretch PF Mihalis Kakiouzis, Yes the same Kakiouzis that Coach K called by NUMBER 15 in the Greek win over USA, added 11 points and 5 rebounds in the win today.   Olympiacos was led by their main man Vassilis Spanoulis with 13 points, 6 assists, but Nea Kifisia did a good job of holding Spanoulis to just 3-11 on FG, 1-5(3PT), 6-10 FT and was followed by American PF  Othello Hunter with 11 points.

-            DEFENDING 2014 GREEK A1 CHAMPS PANATHINAIKOS GO TO 2-0

2. Panathinaikos 81 Kolossos 61 - V Jankovic, E Batista (12 PT) Mike James (21 PT)

3. Trikalla 102 Koroivos 93 - Kenny Kadji (26 PT, 13 R) Robert Lowery (23 PT)

4. AGOR 72 KAOD 66 - Mouhammad Faye (19 PT, 11 R) Eric Atkins (16 PT)

5. AEK 77 Panionios 64 - Dusan Sakota (18 PT) Vassilis Xanthopoulos (16 PT)

6. Apollon Patras 91 Panelefsiniakos 82 - Brandon Penn (29 PT) Frank Robinson (18 PT)

 

-                       SPANISH ACB ROUND THREE RESULTS -  OCT. 19th


-    DEFENDING ACB CHAMPS GO 3-0 MARIO HEZONJA 19 YR OLD GETS START 6 PTS

- 1. FC Barcelona 80 Gran Canaria 61 - Justin Doellman (14 PT) Eulis Baez (14 PT)

-     DEEPEST SQUAD IN EUROPE GO 3-0 WIN BY TWO PTS IN DEEP SPANISH ACB

2. Real Madrid 90 Joventut 88 - Gustavo Ayon (18 PT) Albert Miralles, Tariq Kirksay (15 PT)

3. Unicaja 81 Manresa 65 - Fran Vazquez (18 PT) Marc Garcia (15 PT)

4. Fuenlabrada 71 Cajasol 68 - Andy Panko (22 PT) J Pullen, K Porzingis, A Urtasun (11 PT)

5. Andorra 87 Laboral Kutxa 85 - G Bogris, T Schreiner, K Ivanov (14PT) F SanEmeterio (17PT)

6. Valencia 77 CAI Zaragoza 69 - Luke Harangody (17 PT) Stevan Jelovac (19 PT)

7. Bilbao 82 Murcia 74 - Dairis Bertans (16 PT) Nemanja Nedovic (17 PT)

8. CB Canarias 79 Estudiantes 66 - Luke Sikma (18 PT) James Nunnally (13 PT)

9. Obradoiro 85 Gipuzkoa 69 - Keaton Nankivil (16 PT) Taquan Dean (17 PT)

 

-                  ADRIATIC LEAGUE ROUND FOUR RESULTS -  OCT. 19th


-    CRVENA ZVEZDA GO 4-0 LUKA MITROVIC & BOBAN MARJANOVIC 47 PTS COMB.

1. Crvena Zvezda 93 Mega Vizura 77 - FULL GM - Luka Mitrovic (27 PT) Nikola Jokic (17 PT)

-     BUDUCNOST GO 4-0 BOJAN SUBOTIC & SUAD SEHOVIC 35 PTS COMBINED

2. Buducnost 92 Levski Sofia 75 - Bojan Subotic (18 PT) Miljan Pupovic (16 PT)

 

-               GERMAN BBL LEAGUE ROUND FIVE RESULTS - OCT. 19th


-    ALBA BERLIN STAY ON TOP 5-0 IN BBL AFTER BEATING NBA SPURS ALREADY

1. ALBA Berlin 93 Crailsheim 65 - Alex King (20 PT) Joshiko Saibou (23 PT)

-     DEFENDING 2014 BBL CHAMPS BAYERN MUNICH DROP TO 4-1 WITH LOSS

2. Goettingen 95 B. Munich 81 - Khalid El-Amin (20 PT) Nihad Djedovic (19 PT)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:35
 
DOMESTIC LEAGUE RESULTS - SPANISH ACB, TURKISH TBL & ADRIATIC LEAGUE - OCT. 14th PDF Print E-mail
Written by John   
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:44

-           FIBA WORLD CUP RESULTS & PREDICTIONS & NBA.COM PODCAST EPISODE 172

 

-        2014 SPURS VS EUROLEAGUE -  ALBA 94 SPURS 93 - SPURS 96 FENERBAHCE 90

-    TOP EUROLEAGUE TEAMS VS NBA - CLOSER THAN MOST NBA MEDIA & FANS THINK

-                        2013 FULL GAME VIDEO - SPURS 95 CSKA MOSCOW 93


-                SPANISH ACB LEAGUE ROUND TWO RESULTS - OCT. 14th


-        DEFENDING ACB CHAMPS GO TO 2-0 M. HUERTAS & ANTE TOMIC 31 PTS COMB.

1. FC BARCELONA 88 MANRESA 69 - The 2014 ACB champs go to 2-0, as Brazilian PG Marcelinho Huertas led in scoring with 17 points, on 6-7 FG, 2-2(3PT), 3-4 FT and was followed by Croatian center Ante Tomic with 14 points, 11 rebounds, while Spanish SG Alex Abrines and American PF Justin Doellman added 13 points apiece in the win.  Manresa drop to 0-2 and were led by Spanish SF Roger Grimau with 16 points, on 4-8 FG, 0-1(3PT), 8-8 FT and was followed by 18 year old Spanish SF Marc Garcia with 12 points.

 

-    REAL MADRID KEEP PACE WITH FC BARCELONA GOING TO 2-0 ON THE SEASON

2. Real Madrid 90 Gipuzkoa 76 - Sergio Rodriguez (19 PT) Will Hanley (18 PT)

3. Unicaja 88 Laboral Kutxa 79 - R Toolson, M Kuzminskas (15 PT) F San Emeterio (21 PT)

4. Bilbao 76 Andorra 75 - Marko Todorovic (22 PT, 11 R) Thomas Schreiner (14 PT)

5. Valencia 96 Cajasol 73 - Kresimir Loncar (19 PT) Jacob Pullen (14 PT)

6. Joventut 65 Estudiantes 60 - Demond Mallet (14 PT) Jaime Fernandez (12 PT)

7. Murcia 71 Fuenlabrada 66 - Carlos Cabezas (16 PT) Andy Panko, J Akindele (14 PT)

8. Gran Canaria 72 Obradoiro 57 - B Newley, A Oliver (12 PT) Alberto Corbacho (18 PT)

9. CAI Zaragoza 67 CB Canarias 66 - Marcus Landry (23 PT) Blagota Sekulic (17 PT)

 

-     TURKISH TBL 2014 CHAMPS FENERBAHCE START TBL SEASON 1-0  -  OCT. 14th

-            BOGDAN BOGDANOVIC & JAN VESELY 32 PTS COMBINED IN WIN

1. Fenerbahce 73 Turk Telekom 61 - Bogdan Bogdanovic (19 PT) Baris Ermis (13 PT)


-                   ADRIATIC LEAGUE ROUND THREE RESULTS - OCT. 13th


-           CRVENA ZVEZDA, BUDUCNOST & KRKA ALL GO TO 3-0 ON SEASON

1. Crvena Zvezda 73 Union Olimpija 65 - Boban Marjanovic (15 PT, 14 R) Mirza Begic (23 PT)

2. Buducnost 96 Skopje 69 - Vladimir Dasic (15 PT) Ivan Marinkovic (17 PT)

3. Krka 89 Metalac 59 - Malcolm Armdtead (17 PT, 11 R) N Malesevic, D Majstorovic (10 PT)

4. Cedevita 70 Partizan 50 - Miro Bilan (13 PT) Edo Muric, Djorde Gagic (10 PT)

5. Szolnok 63 Igokea 60 - L Jones, S Sinovec (16 PT) Djordje Drenovac (12 PT)

6. Mega Vizura 78 Cibona 74 - Nikola Jokic (19 PT, 13 R) Ivan Siriscevic (19 PT)

7. Zadar 86 Levski Sofia 75 - James Florence (30 PT) Miljan Pupovic (14 PT)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 01:16
 
SIXERS FIRST ROUND PICK DARIO SARIC SCORES NINE POINTS IN FIRST EUROLEAGUE GAME - OCT. 16th - MACCABI HAIFA LOSE BY JUST SIX POINTS 101-95 TO WASHINGTON WIZARDS - OCT. 15th - EUROCUP RESULTS ROUND ONE - OCT. 15th PDF Print E-mail
Written by John   
Thursday, 16 October 2014 18:59

-               FIBA WORLD CUP RESULTS & PREDICTIONS & NBA PODCAST EPISODE 172

 

-                          TURKISH TBL LEAGUE ROUND TWO - OCT. 19th

-      DARIO SARIC 13 PT 10 R - ANADOLU EFES 70 TRABZONSPOR 66 - 4th QT

-  BANVIT 69 GALATASARAY 67 - NOLAN SMITH THROWS TOWEL AT COACH ATAMAN


-  NBA CHAMP SPURS VS EUROLEAGUE -  ALBA 94 SPURS 93 -  SPURS 96 FENERBAHCE 90

-  TOP EUROLEAGUE TEAMS VS NBA - CLOSER THAN MOST NBA MEDIA & FANS THINK

-       MACCABI HAIFA NOT AN ELITE EURO TEAM CLOSE WITH WIZARDS 101-95

-      OCT. 18th - BLAZERS & KINGS BLOW MACCABI HAIFA OUT - 121-74 & 91-59

 

-      EL 2012 & 2013 CHAMPS FULL GAME VIDEO - OLYMPIACOS 71 VALENCIA 68

 

-        EL MVP RD ONE - NBA LEVEL CENTER BOBAN MARJANOVIC 22 PTS 10 R 11-14 FG

-           EUROLEAGUE RESULTS ROUND ONE - OCT. 16th & 17th  -   TOP 10 PLAYS

-      DARIO SARIC PLAYS 22 MINUTES & SCORES 9 POINTS IN ANADOLU EFES WIN

1. ANADOLU EFES 82 UNICS KAZAN 76 - Philadelphia 76ers first round pick Dario Saric did not play in his first Turkish TBL game with Anadolu Efes and talk of playing time by his father came up this week, as his father wants the young talented Croatian on the court, as the Turkish team could be the wrong fit in his opinion.  Dario Saric got 22 minutes to show what he has in his first ever Euroleague game today and he scored 9 points, on 4-7 FG, 0-1(3PT), 1-2 FT, 3 assists, 3 rebounds, 1 turnover in the Anadolu Efes six point win over UNICS Kazan.   Anadolu Efes was led in scoring by American PG Dontaye Draper with 16 points, on 6-12 FG, 3-4(3PT), 1-1 FT, 4 assists and was followed by Serbian Center Nenad Krstic with 15 points, while American SG Matt Janning added 12 points and Greek SF Stratos Perperoglou had 10 points in the win.  Dario Saric scoring just 9 points in 22 minutes of play will not sit well with 76ers fans, who were told this guy is the next Toni Kukoc or Lamar Odom, with a Dejan Bodiroga flare to his game, but if his father and the fans are patient, playing in a deep Euroleague will make Dario Saric a better player when he comes to the NBA, remember, it is his first Euroleague game, be patient.

UNICS Kazan was led in scoring by American SG Keith Langford with 19 points and was followed by American SF James White with 13 points, 10 rebounds.

-         DEFENDING 2014 EL CHAMPS GO 1-0 JEREMY PARGO 20 PTS 9 ASSISTS

2. Maccabi Tel Aviv 92 Limoges 76 - Jeremy Pargo (20 PT) Adrien Moerman (17 PT, 12 R)

-      VASSILIS SPANOULIS 21 PTS LEADS 2012 & 2013 CHAMPS TO 1-0 START

3. Olympiacos 71 Valencia 68 - Vassilis Spanoulis (21 PT) Luke Harangody (14 PT)

-     BOBAN MARJANOVIC TOO BIG 22 PTS 11-14 FG LEADS CRVENA ZVEZDA

4. Crvena Zvezda 76 Galatasaray 68 - Boban Marjanovic (22 PT, 10 R) Zoran Erceg (17 PT)

-  DEEPEST SQUAD IN EUROPE REAL MADRID START 1-0 AFTER LOSS IN 2014 FINAL

5. Real Madrid 80 Zalgiris 71 - Felipe Reyes (11 PT) James Anderson (19 PT)

-      ALBA BERLIN BEAT THE NBA SPURS BUT LOSE TO EL POWER CSKA MOSCOW

6. CSKA Moscow 84 ALBA Berlin 68 - Sasha Kaun (16 PT) Reggie Redding (11 PT)

-   GREEK A1 2014 CHAMPS WIN NIKOS PAPPAS & AJ SLAUGHTER 16 PT APIECE

7. Panathinaikos 84 PGE Turow 77 - N Pappas, AJ Slaughter (16 PT) Mardy Collins (23 PT)

-    ACB 2014 CHAMPS WIN NEW PF JUSTIN DOELLMAN LOOKS GOOD 16 PTS

8. FC Barcelona 83 Bayern Munich 81 - Justin Doellman (16 PT) Nihad Djedovic (19 PT)

-    TBL 2014 CHAMPS BEAT 2014 ITALIAN CHAMPS ANDREW GOUDELOCK 19 PTS

9. Fenerbahce 77 EA7 Milano 74 - Andrew Goudelock (19 PT) Alessandro Gentile (15 PT)

-      NOVGOROD WIN FIRST EVER EL GAME TARENCE KINSEY 17 PTS LEADS

10. Novgorod 88 Sassari 86 - Tarence Kinsey (17 PT) Jerome Dyson, David Logan (17 PT)

-       UNICAJA START 1-0 RYAN TOOLSON & FRAN VAZQUEZ 33 PTS COMB.

11. Unicaja 78 Cedevita 63 - Ryan Toolson (20 PT) Miro Bilan (15 PT, 10 R)

-        LABORAL KUTXA START 1-0 DAVIS BERTANS 20 PTS LEADS THE WAY

12. Laboral Kutxa 88 Neptunas 69 - Davis Bertans (20 PT) Donatas Zavackas (17 PT)


-     MACCABI HAIFA FAR FROM AN ELITE TEAM IN EUROPE STAY CLOSE VS WIZARDS

1. WIZARDS 101 MACCABI HAIFA 95 - EUROJOHNBBALL wrote a piece last season, that the top teams in Europe and the Euroleague (THE NBA version of the European Game), could hang with NBA teams, but some NBA media members thought this was just crazy.   Last month team USA dominated nations of 2 million, 3 million and 7 million people from Europe, to win the FIBA World Cup, just like a nation of 314 million people should do against European nations with small populations, but the Euroleague is unique, because, top club teams can grab talent from all of the European nations and South America, along with getting good American players that for what ever reason, did not get consistent minutes in the NBA.  The Andrew Goudelock 30 point game for Fenerbahce versus NBA champion San Antonio shows, some players still have talent and when going to a Euroleague club and they team up with quality European talent, they can play with any team, as it took the Spurs playing vet trio Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili big minutes in a 96-90 win versus Fenerbahce, as they avoided losing two straight games to Euroleague clubs, after ALBA Berlin upset them 94-93.

Last night in Washington, a team from Europe, that is not even involved the best league in Europe the Euroleague field of 24, Maccabi Haifa from the Israeli domestic league and infact they are not even in the Eurocup field of 36 or the Eurochallenge field of 36, but the club that plays just in Israel and is not even a top 40 club in Europe, lost by just SIX POINTS to the NBA Washington Wizards club.

Israeli SG Dagan Yavzuri led Maccabi Haifa with 23 points in 31 minutes, as he was on fire from 3 point land making 7-8 from long range and 8-13 FG and was followed by Israeli PF - Center Anton Shoutvin with 16 points, on 4-9 FG, 2-3(3PT), 6-7 FT, while American-Mexican PG Brody Angley added 11 points and 8 assists in the game. Those three players had great stat lines, but they are not exactly the biggest names in European basketball, but some how Maccabi Haifa only lost by six points, only a week after the NBA Spurs lost to ALBA Berlin, a good European club, but not exactly a top 10 squad in Europe.  As EUROJOHNBBALL wrote before, teams in Europe are not that far away from NBA clubs, this week of preseason play shows just that. The Wizards were led by Forward Otto Porter with 19 points, 8 rebounds and was followed by  French Center Kevin Seraphin with 18 points, 12 rebounds

-                       EUROCUP RESULTS ROUND ONE - OCT. 15th

1. PAOK 87 Karsiyaka 81 - Jake Odum (22 PT) Juan Palacios (29 PT, 10 R)

2. Lokomotiv 97 Stelmet ZG 78 - Derrick Brown (23 PT) Quinton Hosley (14 PT)

3. Lietuvos Rytas 92 Partizan 65 - M Lukauskis, T Leslie (18 PT) D Gagic, N Milutinov (12 PT)

4. Union Olimpija 70 Besiktas 68 - Halil Kanacevic, Sasu Salin (13 PT) JaJuan Johnson (20 PT)

5. Khimky Moscow 94 VEF Riga 65 - Tyrese Rice (16 PT) Gerald Robinson (21 PT)

6. Reggio 70 Brose Baskets 67 - Andrea Cincisrini (15 PT) Carlon Brown (26 PT)

7. Strasbourg 86 Telekom Bask. 83 - Louis Campbell (18 PT) Steve Wachalski (24 PT)

8. CAI Zaragoza 77 Paris Lev. 76 - Stevan Jelovac (15 PT) Blake Schilb (17 PT)

9. Banvit 80 Hapoel Jerusalem 76 - Sammy Mejia (17 PT) Joseph Jones (19 PT)

10. Dijon 72 Oostende 63 - Zach Moss (18 PT) Greg Echenique (10 PT)

11. ASVEL 70 Art. Dragons 64 - Taurean Green (15 PT) David Holston (18 PT)

12. Gran Canaria 101 Cantu 81 - Kyle Kuric (19 PT) James Feldeine (25 PT)

13. Cajasol 85 EWE Baskets 77 - Alex Urtasun (16 PT) Nemanja Aleksandrov (22 PT)

14. Nancy 78 CEZ Nymburk 76 - Darius Adams (22 PT) D Raivio, C Simmons (13 PT)

15. Virtus Roma 88 Spirou 59 - Brandon Triche (26 PT) Dylan Page (15 PT)

16. Szolnok 96 Zenit 94 - David Vojvoda (25 PT) Walter Hodge (25 PT)

17. Vestspils 82 Buducnost 75 - Mire Chatman (19 PT) J.R Reynolds (18 PT)

18. Ploiesti 81 Kras. Oktyabr 75 - Marius Runkauskas (15 PT) D.J Kennedy (19 PT)

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2014 16:05
 
NBA CHAMPION SPURS PLAY HALL OF FAME TRIO BIG MINUTES & BOUNCE BACK AFTER ALBA LOSS WINNING 96-90 OVER FENERBAHCE PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 October 2014 23:31

-              FIBA WORLD CUP RESULTS & PREDICTIONS & NBA.COM PODCAST EPISODE 172


-             KEY SUMMER TRANSACTIONS - EUROPEAN LEAGUES FOR 2014-15 SEASON

-                                   DOMESTIC LEAGUES 2013-14 CHAMPIONS


-      GREEK CUP LAST SECOND DUNK COSTS COACH GEORGIOS BARTZOKAS HIS JOB

-               FULL GAME GREEK CUP - PANATHINAIKOS 77 OLYMPIACOS 76

 

-                                DOMESTIC LEAGUE RESULTS - OCT. 12th

-      GREEK A1 LEAGUE - TWO POWERS PANATHINAIKOS & OLYMPIACOS WIN

1. Olympiacos 82 Apollon Patras 56 - Vassilis Spanoulis (17 PT) Brandon Penn (22 PT)

2. Panathinaikos 76 Nea Kifisia 66 - A.J Slaughter (18 PT) Dimitrios Tsaldaris (14 PT)

 

-     LOKOMOTIV GO  TO 3-0  IN VTB DEFEAT 2014 VTB CHAMPS CSKA MOSCOW

1. Lokomotiv 81 CSKA Moscow 73 - Maxim Grigoryev (18 PT) Milos Teodosic (22 PT)

 

-         DEFENDING 2014 ITALIAN LEGA CHAMPS EA7 MILANO START 1-0

1. EA7 Milano 68 Vanoli 61 - Samardo Samuels (22 PT 10 R) Jazzmarr Ferguson (18 PT)

 

-    SPANISH ACB REAL MADRID GO 2-0 SERGIO's RODRIGUEZ & LLULL 35 PTS

1. Real Madrid 90 Gipuzkoa 76 - Sergio Rodriguez (19 PT) Will Hanley (18 PT)

 

-  TURKISH TBL GALATASARAY START 1-0 CARLOS ARROYO 23 PTS 8 ASSISTS

1. Galatasaray 94 Usak 85 - Carlos Arroyo (23 PT) Chris Warren (21 PT)

 

-     GERMAN BBL ALBA BERLIN GO TO 4-0 AFTER BEATING NBA CHAMP SPURS

1. ALBA Berlin 88 Ratiopharm 68 - Cliff Hammonds (18 PT) Will Clyburn (20 PT)


-        NBA CHAMPION SPURS WIN BY SIX POINTS PLAYING VET TRIO BIG MINUTES

1. SPURS 96 FENERBAHCE 90 - Last season, EUROJOHNBBALL wrote a piece that the deepest squads in the Euroleague could hang with NBA squads and might even be the favorites to win what looked to be the weakest Atlantic division in NBA history and Turkish power Fenerbahce was one of the Euroleague teams named. Gone from the 2013-14 Fenerbahce squad are Bojan Bogdanovic to the NBA Nets, Linas Kleiza and Bo McCalebb, but facing the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs today, Fenerbahce still had big men Oguz Savas and Luka Zoric and Nemanja Bjelica and also added guards Andrew Goudelock and Ricky Hickman along with guard Bogdan Bogdanovic and PF Jan Vesely and though Nemanja Bjelica was only 1-7 on FG, 0-4(3PT), 4-4 FT, 6 points and Bogdan Bogdanovic was only 2-8 FG's 1-4(3PT), 5 points, former LA Lakers guard Anrew Goudelock was on fire with his new Turkish squad, going for 30 points, on 12-22 FG's, 4-8(3PT), 2-2 FT and got help from Turkish center Oguz Savas 15 points 7-8 FG and Croatian center Luka Zoric 11 points 7 rebounds, but the lack of scoring by the other perimeter players and the 10-11 FT's compared to 30-37 for the Spurs made it tough for the Euroleague squad to hand the NBA champs back to back defeats in Europe.

The Spurs were mad about losing to ALBA Berlin, but Fenerbahce hanging with the NBA champs after a loss in Berlin, shows what EUROJOHNBBALL wrote in the piece last year is not that crazy, top Euroleague teams are closer to NBA teams than most NBA fans and NBA media members think.  After losing to ALBA and playing big minutes in their first preseason game, the Spurs future Hall of Fame trio of, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili again played big minutes, as they did not want to lose two straight to NON-NBA TEAMS.

Tim Duncan was hot early in the game and led the way with 23 points in 35 minutes, on 9-13 FG, 5-5 FT, 7 rebounds and Tony Parker took over in the 3rd quarter of a tight one point game, scoring 22 points in 36 minutes, 7 assists, 7 rebounds, while Manu Ginobili followed with 12 points in 29 minutes.  The Spurs will take the hard fought win, but the older players probably did not want to play such big minutes so early in back to back games versus Euroleague teams.   Two great coaches in Gregg Popovich and Zeljko Obradovic faced each other in the game.  Zeljko Obradovic has won EIGHT Euroleague titles as a coach and some think, that might mean a future NBA job, but his in the face of players style and sometimes grabbing players style, would not FLY in the NBA.   If Obradovic can get good shooting from Bogdanovic and Bjelica in Euroleague play, to go along with his other players, he could be in the mix for a Ninth Euroleague title, if he can get to the Final Four.    If Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nemanja Bjelica could have hit their usual shots today versus the Spurs, it could have been another interesting ending, the way Goudelock was shooting.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014 00:31
 
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