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OCT. 8th - BOSTON SWEEP MILANO & REAL MADRID - PANATHINAIKOS BEAT OLYMPIACOS IN GREEK CUP - FENERBAHCE DEFEAT BROOKLYN NETS - JAN VESELY PLAYED NBA LIKE - KOSTAS SLOUKAS PLAYED DIAMANTIDIS LIKE & 17 YEAR OLD OMER YURTSEVEN PLAYED BIG VS NBA GROWN MEN PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 October 2015 00:20

-        FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS

 

-          EUROLEAGUE STARTS OCT. 15th -  REVIEW OF THE 2014-15 SEASON


-            OCT 10th - FORMER FENERBAHCE PF - NEMANJA BJELICA 11 PTS

-                             OCT. 9th - OKC THUNDER 111 FENERBAHCE 81

-               DRAGAN BENDER WATCH BY NBA TEAMS IN CHICAGO & NEW YORK

- A LEN 21 PT -  K PORZINGIS 9 PT - N JOKIC 14 PT - M BELINELLI 19 PT - M GORTAT 15 PT

 

-  OCT 7th - N. BJELICA 11 PTS - C CAPELA 12 & 14 - N MIROTIC 18 PT - W TAVARES 11 PT

-                 K. PORZINGIS DEBUT AT MSG - 7 PTS VS BAURU OF BRAZIL

-      NBA PRESEAON EUROS - M. HEZONJA 9 PTS - N. BATUM 14 PT - N. JOKIC 14 PT

-       OCT. 5th - GM V. DIVAC WILL HAVE LAST LAUGH - MARCO BELINELLI 32 PTS

 

-   OCT. 8thBIGGEST RIVALRY IN EUROPEAN BASKETBALL - GREEK CUP QFINALS

1. Panathinaikos 70 Olympiacos 64 - BOXSCORE - D. Diamantidis (16 PT) G. Printezis (19 PT)

The Greek Cup Quarterfinals had the BIGGEST RIVALRY IN EUROPEAN BASKETBALL between Panathinaikos and 2015 Greek A1 champions Olympiacos play in an EMPTY STADIUM, due to past issues of fan violence against players.  Panathinaikos won the game to advance to the Semis, as Greek 35 year old PG Dimitris Diamantidis led in scoring with 16 points in 25 minutes, making 1-1 from 3 point land and 13-16 FT and was followed by new SG James Feldeine with 14 points, on 4-10 FG, 2-5(3PT), 4-4 FT, while Vladimir Jankovic added 12 points, new SF Sasha Pavlovic 8 points and PG Nick Calathes added 7 points, 4 assists in the win.     Olympiacos was led by PF Giorios Printezis with 19 points, on 7-11 FG, 1-3(3PT), 4-5 FT, while SG Matt Lojeski added 14 points and Panathinaikos did a good job of containing 33 year old Greek PG Vassilis Spanoulis to just 2 points in 21 minutes, on 1-8 FG, 0-5(3PT), 5 assists and 5 TO's.    EJBB thinks losing Kostas Sloukas to Fenerbahce could hurt Olympiacos this season, when the older Spanoulis has one of those off nights with FG stroke.

 

-                       OCT 8th - BOSTON CELTICS 111 REAL MADRID 96

-                        OCT. 6th - BOSTON CELTICS 124 EA7 MILANO 91


-       SLOUKAS - VESELY - DATOME - BOGDANOVIC - YURTSEVEN - MAHMUTOGLU

-                     KOSTAS SLOUKAS - 11 PTS 11 ASSISTS VS NETS

-                                 JAN VESELY - 18 PTS VS NETS

-       LUIGI DATOME & BOGDAN BOGDANOVIC - 33 PTS COMBINED VS NETS

-                    OMER YURTSEVEN 17 YRS OLD - 8 PTS 7 REB VS NETS

-                              MELIH MAHMUTOGLU - 10 PTS VS NETS

-     FENERBAHCE SHOWS NEW ROSTER IS LOADED THIS YEAR BEATING NBA NETS

1. Fenerbahce 101 Brooklyn 96 - Jan Vesely (18 PT) Brook Lopez (18 PT)

Turkish Euroleague squad Fenerbahce made many big moves in the 2015 summer, to help them in their quest for the 2016 Euroleague title and help them grab their Turkish TBL title back, after being upset by Karsiyaka in the TBL semis last year, as they grabbed (JJ Barea Like) USA PG Bobby Dixon from the Karsiyaka squad that beat them last season, to lead from the PG spot and also signed NBA players Italian SF Luigi Datome and Macedonian PF Pero Antic, to help them get back on top in the TBL.

Bobby Dixon, Pero Antic and SG Ricky Hickman were not available for the game in Brooklyn tonight, but Greek 25 year old PG Kostas Sloukas, SHOWED WHY EJBB PUT HIM ON THE TOP 25 LIST LAST SEASON OF EUROS NOT DRAFTED BUT COULD HELP NBA TEAMS, as Kostas Sloukas showed signs of being a clutch player, by hitting big shots, being used by Olympiacos as a combo-guard next to Vassilis Spanoulis in their BACK TO BACK Euroleague titles in 2012 and 2013, but Sloukas wanted a bigger role and more minutes on the court, so he signed with Fenerbahce in the summer and tonight versus, Jarrett Jack and Shane Larkin, Sloukas looked DIMITRIS DIAMANTIDIS LIKE dishing the ball for a game high 11 assists in 32 minutes and only had 3 TO's, scoring 11 points, 3-8 FG, 1-2(3PT), 4-5 FT, 2 steals, while another player on the EJBB TOP 25 LIST, Serbian SF Nikola Kalinic also played well with 8 points, 5 rebounds in 16 minutes, on 3-3 FG, 2-2(3PT), but the biggest surprise of the night came from 17 year old Turkish center Omer Yurtseven, who played versus NBA Grown Men for 15 minutes, scoring 8 big points, 7 rebounds, 1 blocked shot, on 3-4 FG, 2-2 FT, as NBA scouts might have found another young gem for the NBA draft, as Dragan Bender got hype at MSG, but Yurtseven also just threw his name into NBA Lottery acclaim for the following 2017 draft.

Former NBA PF Czech Jan Vesely played tonight like the NBA LOTTERY PICK he was in the past, as he led Fenerbahce with 18 points in 32 minutes, on 9-14 FG, 6 rebounds and former NBA SF Italian Luigi Datome showed why he was signed in the NBA in the past, as he scored 16 points in 29 minutes, on 5-12 FG, making 4-6 from DEEP, 2-2 FT, while Serbian SG and Suns first round pick Bogdan Bogdanovic got the better of Croatian SG Bojan Bogdanovic of the Nets and a former Fenerbahce player, as the Serbian Bogdan had 17 points, compared to just 3 points for the Croatian Bojan.   Turkish SG Melih Mahmutoglu also had 10 big points in the Fenerbahce win, on 4-7 FG, 2-4(3PT), in 22 minutes and the Nets were led in scoring by Center Brook Lopez with 18 points, on 6-12 FG, 1-1(3PT), 5-8 FT and was followed by SG Wayne Ellington with 16 points.     Fenerbahce made 11-21 from 3 point land compared to 7-18 for the Nets.

Last Updated on Sunday, 11 October 2015 17:24
 
OCT 4th - MILANO SPLIT WITH MACCABI TEL AVIV IN NEW YORK - MARIO HEZONJA 9 PTS IN 10 MINUTES NBA VIDEO - DRAGAN BENDER 10 PTS & SHOWS NBA SCOUTS SOME KIRILENKO WING DEFENSE IN CHICAGO - KOSTAS PAPANIKOLAOU & 76ERS ARE GOOD FIT PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 26 September 2015 00:29

-           FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS

 

-        OCT 1st & 4th - MILANO VS MACCABI TEL AVIV IN CHICAGO & NEW YORK

-       DRAGAN BENDER PLAYS WITH MACCABI TEL AVIV - NEXT EURO LOTTERY PICK

-                  2015 NBA DRAFT - EUROS DRAFTED 11 - TEN OFF EJBB TOP 12 LIST

-                2014 NBA DRAFT - EUROS DRAFTED 12 - ELEVEN OFF EJBB TOP 14 LIST

 

-          OCT 3rd - MARIO HEZONJA 9 PTS VID - 10(M)4-6(FG)1-2(3PT)0-0(FT)1(R)1(ST)

-                                 OCT 3rd - NIKOLA JOKIC 14 PTS

-      OCT 3rd - FC BARCELONA WIN SUPERCOPA VS UNICAJA - EXTENDED 80-62 VID

 

-        OCT 4th - TEN THOUSAND IN MSG WATCH MILANO GET SPLIT IN NEW YORK

1. EA7 Milano 76 Maccabi Tel Aviv 72 - K Simon, R Hummel (15 PT) S Landesberg (15 PT)

The second game of the USA Euroleague tour took place in New York on Sunday afternoon with ten thousand fans in MSG to watch Milano play the heavily supported Maccabi Tel Aviv club from Israel, with the majority of the crowd rooting for Maccabi.   New York Knicks players, the 4th pick in the 2015 NBA draft, Latvian, Kristaps Porzingis was in the building sitting in the same area as Greek SG Thanasis Antetekounmpo and Knicks GM Steve Mills and they watched 17 year old Croatian PF Dragan Bender play well again in the first half, making shots and USING HIS LENGTH AGAIN, to change shots at the rim and jumpers taken by Milano offensive players, but Bender did not get big minutes on the floor today.    Milano was led by Croatian SG Krunoslav Simon and USA SF Robbie Hummell with 15 points apiece from the outside, while Maccabi Tel Aviv was led by USA SF Sylven Landesberg with 15 points.     Maccabi Tel Aviv honored Nikola Vujcic, Anthony Parker, Derrick Sharp, David Blu, Earl Williams and Tal Brody at halftime.    EJBB asked Tal Brody about another New Jersey born great basketball player, Greek Legend Nikos Galis not being in Naismith Hall of Fame and Tal Brody called him Nicky and said he was one of the best and it depends on the Greek federation of basketball to push Galis and his 33 PPG career into Naismith.

 

-  OCT. 1st - MACCABI TEL AVIV 85 MILANO 79 - CHICAGO DRAGAN BENDER WATCH

-              EXTENDED HIGHLIGHTS 85-79 WIN MACCABI TEL AVIV

-     17 YR OLD - DRAGAN BENDER VS MILANO - 10(PT)21(M)3-7(FG)1-3(3PT)3-4(FT)2(BK)

It was the first ever Euroleague game between two teams from Europe in the USA in Chicago tonight and the main reason so many NBA scouts and NBA GM's were in the building was to watch 7 foot tall Croatian PF Dragan Bender play with Maccabi Tel Aviv and the 17 year old skilled player showed he was not fazed by all of the attention, as he helped Maccabi Tel Aviv to the win, playing 21 minutes and scoring 10 points, but also showed NBA scouts and GM's that he has some Andrei Kirilenko in his game on the defensive end, blocking shots and using his length to guard Italian league MVP of the 2014 Finals Alessandro Gentile at the top of the key and did a good job of keeping Gentile thinking about the Bender length, as Gentile tried to shake him off the dribble from the top of the key.    Alessandro Gentile is one of the best young wing scorers in Europe from the SF spot, that is why the Houston Rockets, who have the Gentile Draft rights are watching his games until he makes the move to join the NBA and Gentile will get a shot to drive past Bender again in New York at MSG on Sunday, as the same two clubs play again in game two of the USA tour and you can bet many NBA scouts and NBA GM's will be in MSG to watch what the 17 year old Bender can do versus grown men.   Dragan Bender is a combo of Kristaps Porzingis, Nikola Mirotic, Nemanja Bjelica and has some Dirk Nowitzki to his offensive game and now has shown, he could be a version of Andrei Kirilenko on the defensive end of an NBA court, using his length to cover wing players.   Bender started out well in Chicago and if he stays in the rotation of MaccabiTel Aviv, this will be another great season of watching his games and his stats ALA Mario Hezonja and Kristaps Porzingis before they declared for the NBA draft.     2016 will be the DRAGAN BENDER WATCH in the Euroleague, for NBA Mock Drafts.

 

- SEPT. 30th - PANATHINAIKOS WIN AGAIN IN CHINA - WIN 85-63 VS GUANGDONG

-          SEPT. 28th - PANATHINAIKOS WIN IN CHINA - WIN 83-64 VS ZHEJIANG


-     SEPT. 27th - REAL MADRID WIN INTERCONTINENTAL CUP - GAME TWO - 91-79

-             Real Madrid - Jaycee Carroll (22 PT) Bauru - Ricardo Fischer (26 PT)

-  Bauru PG Ricardo Fischer - Combo of Facundo Campazzo & Nicolas Laprovittola Game

 

-     SEPT 25th - GAME ONE INTERCONTINENTAL CUP - BAURU 91 REAL MADRID 90

-                     FULL GAME VIDEO - BAURU 91 REAL MADRID 90

-              Bauru - Rafael Hettsheimer (27 PT) Real Madrid - Jaycee Carroll (18 PT)

-                       Bauru - Was HOT From 3 Point Land VS Real Madrid

 

-     EUROBASKET 2015 RESULTS - PAU GASOL WINS MVP BEST EB PLAYER OF DECADE

-   Sept 25th - QUINCY DAVIS HEADPHONES -  MORE REASON NATURALIZED RULE A JOKE


-              KEY EUROPEAN LEAGUE PLAYER 2015 SUMMER TRANSACTIONS

-                       2015 NBA EURO PLAYER SUMMER TRANSACTIONS

-    TOP 50 EUROLEAGUE SALARIES THIS SEASON - ALEXEY SHVED 3.4 EUROS - 4.7 USA


-                            PAST KOSTAS PAPANIKOLAOU TO PHLLY ARTICLE

-      KOSTAS PAPANIKOLAOU WAIVED BY DENVER - PHILADELPHIA GOOD FIT

After being traded to the Denver Nuggets in the Ty Lawson trade, Greek SF-PF Kostas Papanikolaou looked like he would get a fresh NBA start with a team that could use his Glue Guy traits, that he showed in Europe helping Olympiacos, led by Greek PG Vassilis Spanoulis, win BACK TO BACK Euroleague titles in 2012 and 2013, but his one and only season in the NBA was spent with the Houston Rockets, who RARELY feed the post and think JACKING UP 3 POINT SHOTS AT A RECORD CLIP WILL WIN A TITLE. Kostas Papanikolaou was STUCK IN THE 3 POINT CORNER in Houston, as the Rockets wanted Papanikolaou to be a Kyle Korver or Steve Novak type of player that made corner 3's after James Harden got tired of POUNDING the ball at the top of the key.   As EJBB said before Kostas Papanikolaou can hit some 3 point shots, but he is more of a Glue-Guy type of player that plays good Defense, looks for the open man in the offense and is good at BACK DOOR CUTS off feeds to the big men in the post, but Houston RARELY Feed the Post, even though they have Dwight Howard and the BEST POST MOVES in the NBA with Donatas Motiejunas, who makes defenders LOOK SILLY with DREAM SHAKES and has the best use of BOTH HANDS in the Post in the NBA.   David Pick was First to report that Denver would waive Papanikolaou after his trade on August 1st, and today it happened Papanikolaou was waived, because the 4.7 million dollar deal of his contract was not guaranteed, so Papanikolaou will have to look for a new squad, as he will become a free agent.      EJBB says that the Philadelphia 76ers are a Good fit for Papanikolaou, who just drafted Duke Center Jahlil Okafor  with the 3rd pick of the 2015 NBA draft and Philadelphia will play INSIDE-OUT, something Papanikolaou was used to with Olympiacos and FC Barcelona and with the Greek national team.    The Sixers signing Papanikolaou would not cost EXTREME MONEY and Papanikoalou wants to stay in the NBA, but get some minutes on the court, playing the STYLE he is used to INSIDE-OUT and with Okafor in the middle, the Sixers are the perfect fit, who are still waiting for Croatian SF-PF Dario Saric to come to the NBA.  Papanikolaou has Euroleague championship games under his belt and if the Sixers signed Papanikolaou and he got minutes on the court, many Greek-Americans would show up to the games to root on their Greek player, just a thought, some EMPTY seats could be filled with Greek national PRIDE.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2015 20:59
 
SEPT 12th - VENEZUELA UPSET ARGENTINA & WIN GOLD - SEMIFINALS VENEZUELA UPSET CANADA & GRAB OLYMPIC SPOT - ARGENTINA BEAT HOME SQUAD MEXICO & GRAB OLYMPIC SPOT PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 01 September 2015 23:35

-         FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS


-         EUROBASKET 2015 - EJBB POWER RANKINGS THE TOP 10 TEAMS & VIDEOS

-             EUROBASKET - FRIENDLY RESULTS BOXSCORES & FULL GAME VIDEOS

-     NATURALIZED CITIZEN RULE IS A JOKE - HERITAGE PG's WATCH FROM BENCH


-                 KEY EUROPEAN LEAGUE PLAYER 2015 SUMMER TRANSACTIONS

-                            2015 NBA EURO PLAYER SUMMER TRANSACTIONS

 

-                 SEPT 12th - FIBA AMERICAS FINAL - TOP 5 PLAYS

-        MVP - LUIS SCOLA - NBA TEAMS DO NOT FEED POST LIKE ARGENTINA

-      TOP 5 PLAYERS - SCOLA MVP - AYON, NOCIONI, GUILLENT & WIGGINS

-      VENEZUELA SHOCK THE WORLD WIN GOLD AT THE FIBA AMERICAS

1. Venezuela 76 Argentina 71 - BOXSCORE - H Guillent (15 PT) A Nocioni (21 PT)

-         CANADA WIN BRONZE MEDAL CORY JOSEPH BUZZER SHOT

2. Canada 87 Mexico 86 - BOXSCORE - A Nicholson (20 PT) M Ramos (19 PT)

 

-                    SEPT 11th - FIBA AMERICAS SEMIFINALS

-  VENEZUELA TO OLYMPICS ZERO NBA PLAYERS UPSETS CANADA 9 PLAYERS

1. Venezuela 79 Canada 78 - BOXSCORE - W Graterol (20 PT) K Olynyk (34 PT 13 R)

-     LUIS SCOLA & FANCUNDO CAMPAZZO 33 PTS COMBINED IN BIG WIN

2. Argentina 78 Mexico 70 - BOXSCORE - L Scola (18 PT 10 R) J Gutierrez (17 PT)

-         LUIS SCOLA PASSES OSCAR SCHMIDT AS TOP SCORER FIBA AMERICAS

-                       SEPT 12th - FIBA AMERICAS FINAL

-                             1. Argentina VS Venezuela

 

-           SEPT 9th - FIBA AMERICAS SECOND ROUND - TOP 5 PLAYS

-        GUSTAVO AYON DOMINATES INSIDE 38 PTS 14 REB VS ARGENTINA

1. Mexico 95 Argentina 83 - BOXSCORE - G Ayon (38 PT 14 R) L Scola (26 PT)

-   CANADA ON A ROLL WIN AGAIN BY BIG MARGIN SPREAD BALL AROUND

2. Canada 120 Dom Rep 103 - BOXSCORE - C Joseph (17 PT) G Suero (19 PT)

2. Puerto Rico 80 Uruguay 69 - BOXSCORE - JJ Barea (19 PT) B Fitapaldo (15 PT)

3. Venezuela 75 Panama 62 - BOXSCORE - J Cox (21 PT) M Hicks (20 PT)

-                     SEMIFINALS SET FOR SEPT 11th FRIDAY

-        1. Canada VS Venezuela               2. Mexico VS Argentina

 

-             SEPT 8th - FIBA AMERICAS SECOND ROUND - TOP 5 PLAYS

-      ARGENTINA STILL UNDEFEATED NOCIONI 25 PTS SCOLA 17 PT 14 REB

1. Argentina 92 Dom Rep 84 - BOXSCORE - A Nocioni (25 PT) E Sosa (24 PT)

-                        ANDRES NOCIONI - 25 POINT GAME

-       CANADA HAND MEXICO FIRST LOSS WIGGINS 17 PTS 4-4 FROM DEEP

2. Canada 94 Mexico 73 - BOXSCORE - A Wiggins (17 PT) F Cruz (13 PT)

2. Uruguay 77 Venezuela 75 - BOXSCORE - R Newsome (20 PT) J Vargas (17 PT)

3. Puerto Rico 78 Panama 71 - BOXSCORE - JJ Barea (15 PT) T Gaskins (29 PT)

 

-             SEPT 7th - FIBA AMERICAS SECOND ROUND - TOP 5 PLAYS

-             MEXICO & ARGENTINA REMAIN ONLY UNDEFEATED TEAMS

1. Mexico 73 Venezuela 70 - BOXSCORE - J Gutierrez (20 PT) J Cox (22 PT)

2. Argentina 84 Panama 57 - BOXSCORE - L Scola (16 PT) M Hicks (15 PT)

3. Canada 109 Uruguay 82 - BOXSCORE - A Wiggins (18 PT) N Borsellino (15 PT)

4. Puerto Rico 98 Dom Rep 92 - BOXSCORE - JJ Barea (37 PT) F Garcia (25 PT)

-                      JJ BAREA - 37 PTS VS DOM REP

 

-            SEPT 6th - FIBA AMERICAS SECOND ROUND - TOP 5 PLAYS

1. Mexico 92 Puerto Rico 86 - BOXSCORE - H Hernandez (22 PT) A Vassallo (27 PT)

2. Argentina 90 Uruguay 87 - BOXSCORE - L Scola (26 PT, 13 R) M Calfani (20 PT 17 R)

3. Canada 103 Panama 66 - BOXSCORE - B Heslip (23 PT) J King (13 PT)

4. Venezuela 72 Dom Rep 68 - BOXSCORE - N Colmenares (19 PT) E Sosa (21 PT)

 

-                      SEPT 4th - FIBA AMERICAS DAY FIVE RESULTS

-    ARGENTINA GO 4-0 VETS LUIS SCOLA 26 PT 10 R - A. NOCIONI 21 PT 9 R

1. Argentina 77 Panama 68 - BOXSCORE - L Scola (26 PT, 10 R) Greg Vargas (21 PT)

-           GUSTAVO AYON LEADS MEXICO TO 4-0 WITH 23 PTS 14 REB

2. Mexico 78 Uruguay 63 - BOXSCORE - Gustavo Ayon (23 PT, 14 R) M Aguiar (15 PT)

-      CANADA 3-1 WIGGINS 19 PT - STAUSKAS, OLYNYK, JOSEPH ALL 15 PTS

3. Canada 112 Puerto Rico 92 - BOXSCORE - Wiggins (19 PT) JJ Barea (20 PT)

3. Panama 89 Brazil 72 - BOXSCORE - Trevor Gaskins (23 PT) Vitor Benite (21 PT)

 

-                      SEPT 3rd - FIBA AMERICAS DAY FOUR RESULTS

-                ARGENTINA GO TO 3-0 WITH 32 POINT WIN OVER CUBA

1. Argentina 96 Cuba 64 - BOXSCORE - Deck, Laprovittola, Scola (11 PT) Rivero (25 PT)

-       MEXICO GO TO 3-0 PAUL STOLL & GUSTAVO AYON 36 PTS COMBINED

2. Mexico 82 Panama 68 - BOXSCORE - Paul Stoll (20 PT) Jose Lloreda (16 PT)

-       SIXERS NEW SG NIK STAUSKAS LEADS CANADA NOW 2-1 WITH 16 PTS

3. Canada 82 Venezuela 62 - BOXSCORE - Nik Stauskas (16 PT) Dwight Lewis (17 PT)

4. Dominican Rep 90 Uruguay 70 - BOXSCORE - J Feldeine (17 PT) B Fitipaldo (18 PT)

 

-                      SEPT 2nd - FIBA AMERICAS DAY THREE RESULTS

-    CANADA BOUNCES BACK ANDREW WIGGINS & NIK STAUSKAS 15 PTS APIECE

1. Canada 101 Cuba 59 - BOXSCORE - Wiggins, Stauskas (15 PT) J Rivero (20 PT)

-    COINCIDENCE ? THAT 25 YR OLD UNDRAFTED AYON DAYS LATER IN NBA ?

-     EJBB SAYS BEST MEXICAN SHOULD BE IN NBA ---- GUSTAVO AYON IS SIGNED

-     MEXICO GO 2-0 GUSTAVO AYON 27 PTS 13 REB - EJBB WAS HIGH ON G. AYON

2. Mexico 65 Brazil 58 - BOXSCORE - Gustavo Ayon (27 PT 13 R) Vitor Benite (23 PT)

3. Dominican Rep 83 Panama 66 - BOXSCORE - J Feldeine (16 PT) J Lloreda (16 PT 10 R)

4. Venezuela 74 Puerto Rico 63 - BOXSCORE - Windi Graterol (13 PT) JJ Barea (20 PT)

 

-                          SEPT 1st -  FIBA AMERICAS DAY TWO RESULTS

-     35 YEAR OLD LUIS SCOLA 35 PTS 13 REB DOMINATES INSIDE VS CANADA - BOXSCORE

1. Argentina 94 Canada 87 - Most that watch the NBA and even many NBA coaches think that the big man Post game is a thing of the past, as most NBA coaches feature wing 3 point shooters as the main offensive game plan and many NBA PG's rarely look inside to feed a Big for a back to the basket post move, even if a smaller guard is covering the big.  35 year old Argentinian PF-C Luis Scola showed today that he can still dominate inside in the internatiional game, because most international coaches look inside to get easy buckets and Argentina love to feed Scola, just like Greece does in Europe who use the good right and left handed post moves of Giorgios Printezis, but Printezis would be stuck in the 3 point CORNER if he did come to the NBA and not get the post touches, just like NBA fans rarely see the Dream Shakes of Donatas Motiejunas, who abuses defenders with Hakeem type of fakes, but can only get 3 to 5 Post touches per game in the Houston Rockets offensive MADNESS of Jacking Up 3 point shots.   Luis Scola led Argentina to the win with 35 points, but Media will HYPE the dunk by Twolves rookie of the year Andrew Wiggins over 35 year old Andres Nocioni in Sportscenter highlight clips, rather than show the good footwork of Scola scoring 35 points in 34 minutes, on 13-26 FG, 9-14 FT, grabbing 13 rebounds.  Wiggns had 13 points in the game on 5-9 FG, 1-4(3PT), 2-3 FT, Anthony Bennett also had 13 points, Kelly Olynyk 11 points, 10 reb and new Sixers SG Nik Stauskas added 7 points, on 2-5 FG, 1-3(3PT), 2-2 FT.      Luis Scola got major help from new Lietuvos Rytas PG Nicolas Laprovittola with 20 points in 22 minutes, on 8-12 FG, 1-2(3PT), 3-3 FT, while Real Madrid forward Andres Nocioni added 15 points and a big daggar 3 in the win.  Argentina go to 2-0 and Canada drop to 0-1 in the FIBA Americas.

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2. Puerto Rico 91 Cuba 61 - Jose Juan Barea (19 PT) Jasiel Rivero (20 PT)

3. Panama 78 Uruguay 71 - Michael Hicks (21 PT) Bruno Fitipaldo (18 PT)

4. Brazil 71 Dominican Rep 65 - Marcus Vinicius (17 PT) James Feldeine (20 PT)

 

-                                     AUG 31st - DAY ONE RESULTS

1. Argentina 91 Puerto Rico 86 - Luis Scola (22 PT, 14 R) Jose Barea (20 PT, 10 A)

2. Mexico 84 Dominican Rep 66 - Orlando Mendez (24 PT) Edgar Sosa (18 PT)

3. Uruguay 71 Brazil 57 - Bruno Fitipaldo (12 PT) Marcus Vinicius (21 PT)

4. Venezuela 73 Cuba 52 - Heissler Guillent (14 PT) Jasiel Rivero (10 PT)

Last Updated on Monday, 14 September 2015 19:32
 
SEPT 20th - PAU GASOL BEST EUROBASKET PLAYER OF PAST DECADE WINS MVP AT AGE 35 & LEADS SPAIN TO GOLD OVER LITHUANIA - PAU GASOL 40 PTS WAS NIKOS GALIS LIKE VS FRANCE TO SEND SPAIN TO OLYMPICS - LAST EVER NAT GAME FOR VASSILIS SPANOULIS PDF Print E-mail
Written by John   
Saturday, 05 September 2015 16:10

-       FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS

 

-       NICK GALIS 33 PPG CAREER NOT IN NAISMITH IS A DISGRACE - WAKE UP

-          IT TOOK T. PARKER 62 GAMES TO CATCH N. GALIS 33 GAMES 1030 PTS

-                - TONY PARKER PASSES NICK GALIS TOP SCORER EUROBASKET

-       PHIL JACKSON ALSO THINKS GALIS NOT IN IS JOKE HE FAVORED TWEET

-              SEPT 11th - NO NAISMITH PRAISE AGAIN FOR NICK GALIS

-      GALIS VS NAISMITH HOF -  45 PTS VS SABONIS & MARCIULIONIS SEMIS

-  GOLD 40 PT VS MARCIULIONIS - 44 PTS VS PETROVIC - 30 PT VS PETROVIC SEMIS

 

-         FIBA AMERICAS FINAL - VENEZUELA UPSETS ARGENTINA FOR GOLD

-  SEPT 12th - FIBA AMERICAS GOLD & BRONZE - RESULTS & GAME HIGHLIGHTS


-           PREDICTIONS - EUROBASKET 2015 TOP 10 TEAMS POWER RANKINGS

 

-    NATURALIZED CITIZEN RULE IS A JOKE - HERITAGE PG's WATCH FROM BENCH

- HEZONJA SAYS HE PLAYS FOR THOSE WHO DIED - NATIONAL JERSEY - EVERYTHING

-     FRAN FRASCHILLA - AGREES WITH EJBB ABOUT NATURALIZED CITIZEN RULE

 

-             KEY EUROPEAN LEAGUE PLAYER 2015 SUMMER TRANSACTIONS

-                     2015 NBA EURO PLAYER SUMMER TRANSACTIONS

 

-   EUROBASKET FINALS  FULL GAMES - 2013 - 2011 - 2009 - 2007 - 2005 - Greece VS Dirk

-              2015 EB Final - Rematch of 2003 Final Spain VS Lithuania

-   ALL THE 6-0 SQUADS ARE OUT SERBIA, FRANCE, GREECE - # 5 VS 7 SUNDAY FINAL

-                SPAIN VS FRANCE - PAU GASOL 40 PTS FULL HIGHLIGHTS

-       SPAIN VS LITHUANIA - PAU GASOL 25 PTS 12 REB FULL HIGHLIGHTS

-                            SEPT. 20th - EUROBASKET FINAL

-        TOP 5 - MVP - Pau Gasol - S Rodriguez - J Maciulis - J Valanciunas - N De Colo

-     PAU GASOL 35 YRS OLD MVP LEADS SPAIN TO EUROBASKET GOLD MEDAL WIN

1. Spain 80 Lithuania 63 - BOXSCORE - Pau Gasol (25 PT 12 R) M Kalnietis, R Seibutis (13 PT)

EJBB always said Pau Gasol is the most feared Eurobasket player of this past decade, the fact that some NBA announcers and former players on TV, think that his brother Marc Gasol is the better NBA player is LAUGHABLE and the fact that some call Pau Gasol SOFT is even MORE LAUGHABLE.   Marc Gasol is a very good NBA player and does many things well and is a good Eurobasket player, but as EJBB told Sekou Smith and Lang Whitaker on the NBA.COM Hang Time Podcast, international teams do not fear Marc Gasol but teams have to double Pau Gasol in the paint, who at 35 years of age led this 2015 Spanish squad and MONTENEGRIN Nikola Mirotic to a Gold medal, as he got very little SCORING help in the tourney from his teammates, but showed his skills in the paint with post moves and his GREAT LENGTH that caused other centers in the tourney major problems.

SG Sergio Llull and SF Rudy Fernandez gave Pau Gasol little scoring help in this tourney, but today in the Final, Lull scored 12 points, on 5-7 FG, 2-2(3PT), Fernandez 11 points, on 4-7 FG, 1-4(3PT), 2-2 FT and MONTENEGRIN Nikola Mirotic played 28 minutes FOR SPAIN, scoring 8 points, but it was Pau Gasol again leading the way with 25 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks in 32 minutes, on 9-18 FG, 1-1(3PT), 6-8 FT and winning the Eurobasket MVP at the age of 35.   Pau Gasol was AMAZING in the knockout games, going for 30 PTS VS Poland, 27 PTS VS Greece, 40 PTS VS France and 27 thousand French fans and 25 PTS VS Lithuania and a younger Jonas Valanciunas.    Pau Gasol became the third player at this Eurobasket to pass Nikos Galis in Eurobasket scoring, which he held at 1030 PTS, as Dirk Nowitzki and Tony Parker also passed Galis, but Galis still has the highest PPG average at an AMAZING 31.2 PPG, but Pau Gasol put on a Nikos Galis type of game versus France scoring 40 of his teams 80 points, just like Galis did in the 1989 Eurobasket Semis versus Russian squad led by Naismith Hall of Famers Arvydas Sabonis and Sarunas Marciulionis, the same Russian squad that beat USA in the 1988 Olympics, as Nikos Galis scored 45 PTS in a Greek 81-80 win.   Spain was not as deep a squad at this 2015 Eurobasket as France or Greece and EJBB said Pau Gasol had to do TOO MUCH for Spain to have a shot at a medal, but Pau Gasol brought his A Game to this tourney and Pau Gasol playing his A Game at Eurobasket is much like Nikos Galis in the 1980's Eurobasket games, both were FEARED by other squads and both will go down as LEGENDS and both should be in the NAISMITH HALL OF FAME and the FIBA HALL OF FAME, Pau Gasol will be in both, Nikos Galis is in the FIBA HALL OF FAME, so it is time for NAISMITH HALL OF FAME TO WAKE UP & SMELL THE COFFEE on NIKOS GALIS 33 PPG Career.

-        FRANCE WIN BRONZE MEDAL CSKA MOSCOW GUARD NANDO DE COLO 20 PTS

2. France 81 Serbia 68 - BOXSCORE - Nando De Colo (20 PT) Bogdan Bogdanovic (14 PT)


-                          SEPT 18th - EUROBASKET SEMIFINAL

-       LITHUANIA UPSET SERBIA & WILL MEET SPAIN IN SUNDAY FINAL

1. Lithuania 67 Serbia 64 - BOXSCORE - Jonas Valanciunas (15 PT) Milos Teodosic (16 PT)

EJBB thought one of three teams would win this Eurobasket, those teams being the top 3 in the EJBB top 10 Pre Eurobasket list, France, Greece and Serbia, but after Pau Gasol brought his A game versus Greece and home squad France, knocking both undefeated squads out of medal round, a gritty Lithuanian squad knocked out the last undefeted squad today a 7-0 Serbia team, 67-64 and the number 7 club on the EJBB Top 10 list will meet Spain the number 5 squad in the Sunday final.     Most NBA fans know the name Jonas Valanciunas of the Toronto Raptors, but Lithuania got big games in this tourney from two guys EJBB wrote were not NBA drafted, just like Timofey Mozgov of the Cavs, but could help NBA teams, as SF-PF Jonas Maciulis had a huge 34 point game earlier in the week and today he added 9 points, 6 rebounds , SF-PF Mindaugas Kuzminskas had a good 13 point, 9 rebound game, on 6-11 FG, 1-1 FT to help Lithuania advance to the Sunday final.  Valanciunas had the huge 26 point, 15 rebounds versus Italy in the quarterfinals, and today he led Lithuania with 15 points, on 5-6 FG, 5-6 FT and he also got help from SG Renalaldas Seibutis with 13 points, on 5-13 FG, 3-4 FT.   Lithuania had 20 TO's in the game and Serbia only 12, but Lithuania still advance.    Serbia will play France in the Sunday Bronze medal game and were led in scoring by PG Milos Teodosic with 16 points, on 4-11 FG, 2-5(3PT), 6-6 FT.  Serbia took 28 shots from deep and only made 6, compared to just 2-14 for Lithuania.  Teodosic was followed in scoring by PF Nemanja Bjelica and center Miroslav Raduljica with 10 points apiece and Suns first round draft pick SG Bogdan Bogdanovic added 9 points, on 4-12 FG, 1-7(3PT) and might have been better to look to the VASSILIS SPANOULIS of the Serbian squad, in MILOS TEODOSIC, who hit a big 3 late, but Bogdanovic drove to the basket and lost the ball instead of looking to the veteran clutch 3 point shooter.   Bogdanovic is still young and will get better in Euroleague and national team events, but an open jumper was the shot, instead of taking it to the hoop, where the refs showed any contact late was not being called, as Nemanja Bjelica found out in a late drive to the hoop.

 

-                          SEPT 17th - EUROBASKET SEMIFINAL

-       PAU GASOL 40 PT 11 R LEADS SPAIN TO FINAL VS HOME SQUAD FRANCE

1. Spain 80 France 75 OT - BOXSCORE - Pau Gasol 40 PT 11 R) N Batum, N De Colo (14 PT)

Spanish 35 year old big man Pau Gasol showed why he is the best EUROBASKET player of the past decade, as most put Dirk Nowitzki ahead of Pau Gasol in the NBA, as best Euro of past decade, but in Eurobasket play Pau Gasol has led Spain to Gold medals and won MVP at previous events and even if Spain does not win in the Sunday Gold medal game versus Lithuania, it will be hard not to hand the MVP trophy to Pau Gasol.  EJBB picked Spain last year on the NBA.COM Hang Time Podcast Episode 172 to win the 2014 World Cup at home in Spain, THE MAIN REASON WAS PAU GASOL WAS PLAYING, Pau had a very good 2014 World Cup, but got little help from teammates in the upset loss to France, but today in France, Pau Gasol put up a NIKOS GALIS type of Eurobasket game on the road versus France, scoring 40 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocked shots in an OT win to knock the heavily favored French squad and book the Spanish ticket to the Sunday Final and a ticket to the 2016 Rio Olympics.    Chicago Bulls fans are probably upset that the 35 year old Pau Gasol played 36 minutes in this OT win, but national games mean everything to guys like Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili, Dirk Nowitzki and Tony Parker of the NBA, something that USA NBA fans, will not GRASP, in their NFL FOOTBALL Crazed nation.    Pau was not going to watch his minutes in this REVENGE game, playing 36 minutes, scoring 40 of his teams 80 points, on 12-21 FG, 16-18 FT and got help from Real Madrid PG Sergio Rodriguez with 15 points, on 6-10 FG, 1-2(3PT), 2-2 FT, while MONTENEGRIN PF - # JOKE FRAUD NATURALIZED CITIZEN RULE - Nikola Mirotic was held to 7 points, on 3-9 FG, 1-5(3PT) in 25 minutes, while a player that has been in Spanish program for years Fernando San Emeterio watched from bench with a DNP - # A JOKE .    France got a good game from CSKA Moscow PG Nando De Colo 14 points in 37 minutes, on 6-12 FG, 2-3(3PT), but NBA players from France had OFF GAMES as home fans watched PG Tony Parker, 4-17 FG, 1-4(3PT), 1-4 FT, SF Nicolas Batum 3-14 FG, 2-8 from deep, 6-9 FT, PF Boris Diaw 2-7 FG, 0-1(3PT) and so in the end they will play another power Serbia for the Bronze Medal game.

 

-        GREECE WIN IN LAST NAT TEAM GAME EVER FOR VASSILIS SPANOULIS

-      SPANOULIS, BOUROUSIS & ZISIS ALL RETIRE FROM NATIONAL TEAM

-             GREECE 97 LATVIA 90 - FULL GAME VIDEO

2. Greece 97 Latvia - BOXSCORE - Ioannis Bourousis (20 PT) Vassilis Spanoulis (16 PT)

After losing a 2 point game to Spain in the Quarterfinals, Greece bounced back versus Latvia, after being down 17 points, the Greek squad come back to win and end this 2015 Eurobasket with a 7-1 record.   After the game Greek PG Vassilis Spanoulis said this was his last ever national team game with Greece.  Spanoulis did not have a great game in the loss to Spain, but he will go down as a LEGEND in Greek national team history, as he helped lead Greece to their 2006 upset victory over USA NBA players in the Semis of World Cup and has been the Greek break you off the dribble PG for the past decade.  When the shot clock was winding down, Greek players found Spanoulis to make a play, usually a step back 3 point jumper, or a drive to the hoop.  Greek Combo-Guard Nikos Zisis and Greek Center Yannis Bourousis also retired from the Greek national squad after the Latvia game, as it is time for younger players to play Bigger Roles in future national team games.   Greece still has very good PG's in the system, with Nick Calathes, Kostas Sloukas and Vangelis Mantzaris and if things go right in the pre-Olympic tournament, could be one of the Three teams to grab a spot, but knowing Spanoulis is done at 33 years of age was a blow to Greek BBALL fans.  At 33 EJBB knew it would be announced soon, just like Diamantidis did after the 2010 World Cup, not seeing Diamantidis on the court was different for Greek basketball and not having Spanoulis at the top of key will also be different, but Greek fans should just remember the GREATNESS of Spanoulis from the top of the key. Spanoulis was the best in Europe the past decade, not in the NBA, making BIG play after BIG play, he will be missed as much as Nikos Galis was from the top of the key, both Galis and Spanoulis are champions HELLASSSS.

 

-        ITALY BOUNCE BACK TO BEAT CZECH REP ANDREA BARGNANI 21 PTS

3. Italy 85 Czech Rep 70 - BOXSCORE - Andrea Bargnani (21 PT) Jan Vesely (26 PT)

 

-                  SEPT 16th - EUROBASKET QUARTERFINALS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-         LITHUANIA GO TO SEMIS OT WIN J. VALANCIUNAS 26 PT 15 R ON 11-13 FG's

1. Lithuania 95 Italy 85 OT - BOXSCORE - Jonas Valanciunas (26 PT 15 R) A Bargnani (21 PT)

 

-             NBA TEAMS SHOULD TRADE FOR THE RIGHTS TO TOMAS SATORANSKY

-               TOMAS SATORANSKY HAS NBA ATHLETIC HOPS - DUNK VS SERBIA

-     SERBIA ADVANCE TO SEMIS ZORAN ERCEG 20 PTS SHOWS DEPTH OF TEAM

2. Serbia 89 Czech. Rep. 75 - BOXSCORE - Zoran Erceg (20 PT) Tomas Satoransky (20 PT)

EJBB wrote in the past that NBA teams should trade for the draft rights to Wizards NBA pick, Czech PG and FC Barcelona player Tomas Satoransky and today the above the rim PG, who has gotten better with his 3 point stroke, kept the Czech Republic in the game for 3 quarters, as he scored 20 points in 34 minutes, on 7-11 FG, 3-5(3PT), 3-3 FT, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, but the Serbian depth and power took over late in the game and Serbia advance to the semifinals.  TThe Czech Rep was led in scoring by PF Jan Vesely with 23 points in 34 minutes, on 10-12 FG, 10 rebounds and got help with THE FRAUD NATURALIZED CITIZEN PATH, as USA PF Blake Schilb added 11 points WHILE CZECH REP HERITAGE PLAYERS Watched - WAKE UP EURO SQUADS, have some HERITAGE PRIDE in PLAYERS IN YOUR PROGRAM FOR YEARS.

Serbia was led by PF Zoran Erceg with 20 points in 28 minutes off the bench, on 6-7 FG, 3-4(3PT), 5-5 FT and was followed by center Miroslav Raduljica with 16 points in 15 minutes, on 6-9 FG, 4-6 FT, 5 rebounds, while PF Nemanja Bjelica scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, on 5-8 FG, 2-5(3PT), 2-2 FT and PG Milos Teodosic added 12 points and 14 BIG assists in the win that sends Serbia to the Semis.

 

-                SEPT 15th - EUROBASKET QUARTERFINALS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-                    SPAIN 73 GREECE 71 - FULL GAME VIDEO

-   SPAIN GO TO SEMIS ENDING GREEK UNDEFEATED RECORD PAU GASOL 27 PTS

-       2013 VS MARC GASOL - PAU IS DIFFERENT LEVEL - GREECE 79 SPAIN 75

-     NIKOLA MIROTIC IS MONTENEGRIN NOT SPANIARD - # FRAUD RULE TO WIN

1. Spain 73 Greece 71 - BOXSCORE - Pau Gasol (27 PT) Nick Calathes (14 PT)

EJBB always said that Pau Gasol in the better player between himself and his brother Marc Gasol and today versus an undefeated 6-0 Greek squad in the quarterfinal knockout round, Pau Gasol showed why international teams should fear him more than Marc, who is a fine player in the NBA, but Marc does not have the length or scoring ability of Pau and after a big 30 point game versus Poland, Pau Gasol scored 27 points versus Greece in a 2 point win to knock Greece out of Eurobasket medal round and Spain advance to play in the Semis. Spain was hot from 3 point land in the first half and took a 38-31 lead into halftime, but Greece came back and were up 57-53, but could not finish Spain off, who was led by Pau Gasol with 27 points, 9 rebounds, in 31 minutes, on 10-18 FG, 1-2(3PT), 6-8 FT and got help from MONTENEGRIN PF Nikola Mirotic (# NATURALIZED CITIZEN RULE IS A JOKE - FIRST SERGE IBAKA NOW MIROTIC), anyway Mirotic THE MONTENEGRIN NOT SPANIARD scored 18 points in 31 minutes, on 4-8 FG, 2-4(3PT), 8-8 FT, while Real Madrid guards, PG Sergio Rodriguez added 10 points and SG Sergio Llull scored 8 points in the win, that was won at the FT stripe, as Spain made 20-24 FT's while Greece ONLY TOOK 9 FT's and made 4 in the 2 point loss, versus Spain & MONTENEGRIN Mirotic.

Greece was 6-0 going into the game versus Spain and after a win versus Slovenia, where 3 time Euroleague champion PG and 3 time Final Four MVP Vassilis Spanoulis had a good 19 point game, making 7-10 FG and 3-4 from deep, EJBB wrote that the older 33 year old Spanoulis WAS THE X-FACTOR in Greece getting a medal at this Eurobasket, but if Spanoulis and Greece made some deep shots, they had the ability to win Gold at 2015 Eurobasket.   It was not to be today for Spanoulis and Greece, who has made many BIG SHOTS in Huge games, winning the 3 Euroleague titles and leading Greece in scoring in their GREAT UPSET of NBA team USA in 2006, (# WITH NO FRAUD NATURALIZED CITIZENS OF THAT 2006 GREEK ROSTER).

Today Spanoulis shot just 4-14 on FG's and 1-5 from deep, scoring 10 points, 5 assists and thus the GREAT PG MATCHUP, of the BEST EUROLEAGUE PG the past decade in Vassilis Spanoulis, versus the BEST EUROPEAN NBA PG Tony Parker of France, will not be seen in the Semis between Greece and France.       Greek American PG Nick Calathes led Greece with 14 points in scoring with 14 points, on 6-11 FG, 2-3 FT, 7 assits and was followed by Bucks SF Giannis Antetetokounmpo with 13 points and 17 BIG Rebounds, on 5-10 FG, while PF Giorgios Printezis added 13 points, on 6-11 FG, 1-2 from deep and Kings center Kostas Koufos added 9 points, 6 rebounds, on 4-6 FG, 1-2 FT.    It was not to be for Greece and Spanoulis today, but Greek fans will always have the pride of being the last team to beat NBA team USA in 2006 and not use NATURALIZED CITIZEN FRAUD RULE (Nikola Mirotic for Spain and USA PG's with ZERO HERITAGE leading Turkey, Georgia, Croatia and Poland at this Eurobasket. WAKE UP EURO SQUADS PLAY HERITAGE PLAYERS IN THE PROGRAM FOR YEARS AND FORGET WINNING A MEDAL AT ANY COST.    EJBB says Spanoulis is still a champion, just older now, HELLASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.

-              FRANCE ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS TO PLAY SPAIN IN FRANCE

2. France 84 Latvia 70 - BOXSCORE - Tony Parker (18 PT) K Janicenoks (16 PT)

The home squad advance to the semifinals versus Spain, as Spurs PG Tony Parker led them with 18 points, on 5-17 FG, 2-4(3PT), 6 assists and was followed by Spurs PF Boris Diaw with 14 points, on 7-12 FG, while Jazz center Rudy Gobert added 13 pints, 6 rebounds and 3 blocked shots in the win. Latvia was led by SG Kristaps Janicenoks with 16 points, on 6-7 FG, 3-3(3PT), 1-2 FT and was followed by PG Janis Strelnieks with 14 points, 7 assists, on 6-13 FG, 2-5(3PT).    Latvia is out of the medal round and play Greece on Thursday.


-         SEPT 13th - EUROBASKET FINAL 16 RESULTS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-     SERBIA GO 6-0 ADVANCE TO PLAY CZECH REP IN QUARTERFINALS

1. Serbia 94 Finland 81 - BOXSCORE - Miroslav Raduljica played a great game from the center spot for Serbia, scoring 27 points in just 19 minutes, on 11-12 FG, 5-6 FT and got big help from PF Nemanja Bjelica with 19 points, 14 rebounds, on 8-13 FG, 1-3(3PT), 2-3 FT, while SF-PF Zoran Erceg added 13 points, SG Bogdan Bogdanovic 10 points and PG Milos Teodosic dished 9 assists in the win. Finland was led by SG Sasu Salin with 26 points, on 10-19 FG, 4-8(3PT), 2-2 FT.    Serbia advance to play Czech Rep. on Wed.

-          CZECH REP ADVANCE JAN VESELY 20 PTS 13 REB LEADS

2. Czech Rep 80 Croatia 59 - BOXSCORE - Jan Vesely led the Czech Rep. to the knockout win with a 20 point, 14 rebound game in 35 minutes, on 9-12 FG, 2-3 FT and was followed by SG David Jelinek with 13 points and American PF Blake Schilb added 12 points (# NATURALIZED CITIZEN IS JOKE RULE), PF Petr Benda 11 points, while FC Barcelona PG Tomas Satoransky added 10 points and 11 BIG assists in the win.  The game was won with Czech Rep. only having 12 TO's while Croatia was SUPER SLOPPY with the ball 23 TO's.  EJBB said that the Czech Rep would be a tough game for Croatia before the knockout game took place and getting just a 4 point game from Sixers first round draft pick PF Dario Saric, on 1-7 FG, 0-2(3PT), 2-2 FT, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 TO's and a ZERO in points from FC Barcelona center Ante Tomic, on 0-3 FG did not help, while Magic first round pick Mario Hezonja had 10 points, on 3-7 FG, 1-3(3PT), 3-4 FT, 9 rebounds, but 5 TO's and former NBA PG Roko-Leni Ukic also had 10 points, but 6 TO's. Croatia was led in scoring by Nets SG Bojan Bogdanovic with 12 points, on 5-14 FG, 1-5(3PT), 1-2 FT.  The Czech Rep advance to play an undefeated and loaded Serbian roster in the quarterfinals.

-     ITALY ADVANCE ALESSANDRO GENTILE NOT IN NBA BUT 27 PTS LEADS

3. Italy 82 Israel 52 - BOXSCORE - Alessandro Gentile will be the next Italian that can score in the NBA, as the Houston Rockets own his draft rights, but Gentile is still in the Italian league, but showed he is another dangerous scoring weapon on this Italian roster, as he led Italy with 27 points in 30 minutes, on 8-12 FG, making 2-4 from deep, 9-11 FT and was followed by Kings SG Marco Belinelli with 14 points, on 5-10 FG, 4-8(3 PT), while Nuggets SF Danilo Gallinari added 6 points in the win.  Israel was led by former NBA PG Gal Mekel with 20 points, on 9-15 FG, 2-2(3PT), 5 bebounds and was followed by PF Lior Eliyahu with 12 points, while Kings SF Omri Casspi added 8 points, on 3-9 FG, 1-3 from deep.   Italy advance to quarterfinals to play Lithuania.

-    LITHUANIA ADVANCE JONAS MACIULIS IS HUGE IN WIN 34 PT 11-13 FG

4. Lithuania 85 Georgia 81 - BOXSCORE - Jonas Maciulis played his best game ever from the forward spot for the Lithuanian national team, as he led them to a quarterfinal berth versus Italy, after he put up 34 points, on 11-13 FG, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and got help from PF Paulius Jankunas with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, while PG Mantas Kalnietis added 11 points, 7 assists in the win. Georgia was led in scoring by Mavs center Zaza Pachulia with 23 points and former NBA player PF Tornike Shengelia added 10 points for his national team.   USA PG Jacob Pullen scored all of his 12 points in the 4th quarter, while HERITAGE PG's WATCHED FROM BENCH - (# NATURALIZED CITIZEN RULE IS A JOKE).  Say Pullen helped Georgia win by going off in the 4th quarter, could Georgian fans have pride a USA PG led them to victory, with ZERO TIES to Georgia, WAKE UP National squads.

 

-        SEPT 12th - EUROBASKET FINAL 16 RESULTS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-                    GREECE 75 BELGIUM 54 - FULL GAME VIDEO

-       GREECE GO 6-0 & ADVANCE TO PLAY SPAIN IN  QUARTERFINALS

1. Greece 75 Belgium 54 - BOXSCORE - Ioannis Bourousis and Kings big man Kostas Koufos combined for 27 points from the center spot in the Greek win, as Bourousis scored 14 points in 20 minutes, on 6-10 FG, 1-2(3PT), 1-2 FT, 2 blocked shots and Koufos had 13 points, 9 rebounds in 20 minutes, on 6-9 FG, 1-2 FT and Bucks SF Giannis Antetokounmpo added 10 points, 10 rebounds, in 26 minutes, on 4-7 FG, 2-4(3PT), while PF Giorgios Printezis had 10 points, combo-guard Kostas Sloukas 8 points and PG Vassilis Spanoulis had 7 points, 6 assists and the Greek squad only had 5 TO's in the win.  Greece go to 6-0 advance to play Spain in the quarterfinals and if they win will have to probably play the home squad France in the Semis.  Belgium was led by SF Pierre-Antoine Gillet with 14 points.

-         FRANCE ALSO UNDEFEATED 6-0 ADVANCE TO PLAY LATVIA

2. France 76 Turkey 53 - BOXSCORE - The home squad go to 6-0 and advance to play Latvia in the quarterfinals, as combo-guard Nando De Colo led France with 15 points, on 6-9 FG, 2-4(3PT), 1-3 FT, 7 assists, 7 rebounds and was followed by Magic SG Evan Fornier with 12 points, on 5-9 FG, 2-5((3PT) and Nuggets PF Joffrey Lauvergne had 12 points, 9 rebounds, on 4-8 FG, 2-2(3PT), 2-2 FT, Bobcats SF Nicolas Batum 10 points, Jazz center Rudy Gobert 7 points, Spurs PG Tony Parker 5 points, on 2-8 FG, 1-4(3PT) and Spurs PF Boris Diaw 4 points.   Turkey was led in scoring by Pistons PF Ersan Ilyasova with 14 points, 10 rebounds, on5-13 FG, 2-5(3PT), 2-4 FT and was followed by USA PG Bobby Dixon (# JOKE NATURALIZED CITIZEN JOKE RULE), a thought from EJBB for Turkey and other nations that want a medal AT ANY COST - LET YOUR HERITAGE PG's RUN THE TEAM NEXT TIME INSTEAD OF WATCHING A PLAYER WITH ZERO HERITAGE TO YOUR NATION. Bobby Dixon scored 9 points, on 4-13 FG, 1-7(3PT), 5 assists, while Turkish guards watched from bench. IS A MEDAL WORTH ALL OF THAT, WAKE UP EURO SQUADS PLAY PLAYERS BORN IN YOUR NATION.

-     SPAIN ADVANCE TO PLAY GREECE PAU GASOL 30 PTS 6-7 FROM DEEP

3. Spain 80 Poland 66 - BOXSCORE - Pau Gasol showed why EJBB said he is the more DANGEROUS Gasol brother in international basketball play, as he is more of a scorer than his brother Marc and international teams fear Pau and his various skills, as Pau Gasol led Spain the the win scoring 30 points in 31 minutes, on 11-14 FG, 6-7 from deep, 2-4 FT, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and was followed by (# NATURALIZED CITIZEN IS A JOKE) Montenegrin Bulls PF Nikola Mirotic with 15 points, on 6-9 FG, 1-4(3PT), 2-3 FT, 8 rebounds, while SG Sergio Llull added 12 points in the win.    Spain advance to play undefeated Greece in the quarterfinals on Tuesday in the early game.    Poland was led by PF Damian Kulig with 10 points 6 rebounds, on 3-3 FG, 1-1(3PT), 3-5 FT and Wizards center Marcin Gortat added 9 points, on 3-8 FG, 3-4 FT

-     LATVIA ADVANCE TO FINAL EIGHT - JANIS STRELNIEKS 17 PT 8 A 6 R

4. Latvia 73 Slovenia 66 - BOXSCORE - Janis Strelnieks led Latvia with 17 points in 34 minutes, on 6-10 FG, 1-4(3PT), 4-4 FT, 6 rebounds, 8 assists from the PG spot and was followed by center Kaspars Berzins with 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 BIG Blocked Shots. Latvia advance to quarterfinals, but will be BIG Underdog versus home squad France. Slovenia was led in scoring by former NBA PG Zoran Dragic with 17 points, on 6-14 FG, 3-7(3PT), but Slovenia missing his brother Goran Dragic at this Eurobasket, hurt Slovenia from moving to quarterfinals.


-                SEPT 10th - EUROBASKET RESULTS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-      SERBIA GO 5-0 MILOS TEODOSIC & NEMANJA BJELICA 45 PTS COMB.

1. Serbia 101 Italy 82 - BOXSCORE - M Teodosic (26 PT) A Gentile (19 PT)

-                   GREECE 68 HOLLAND 65 - FULL GAME VIDEO

-     GREECE GO 5-0 WITH V. SPANOULIS DNP - GIANNIS A 11 PT 11 REB

2. Greece 68 Holland 65 - BOXSCORE - G Antetokounmpo (11 PT 11 R) C Kloof (!5 PT)

-   FRANCE GO 5-0 ISRAEL MANY DNP's DID NOT WANT TURKEY IN FINAL 16

3. France 86 Israel 71 - BOXSCORE - R Gobert (15 PT 14 R) R Limonad (13 PT)

-       SPAIN ADVANCE LAST EVER EUROBASKET GAME FOR DIRK NOWITZKI

4. Spain 77 Germany 76 - BOXSCORE - S Rodriguez (19 PT) D Schroder (26 PT)

-    TURKEY WIN (WELL SORT OF) USA PG B. DIXON 28 PT 12 R - # JOKE RULE

5. Turkey 111 Iceland 104 - BOXSCORE - B Dixon (28 PT 12 R) J Sigurdarson (22 PT)

-     CROATIA ADVANCE BUT GET TOUGH CZECH REP SQUAD IN FINAL 16

6. Georgia 71 Croatia 58 - BOXSCORE - Paculia, Sanadze, Sanikidze (12 PT) Zoric (16 PT)

-             POLAND ADVANCE & WILL PLAY SPAIN IN FINAL 16

7. Poland 78 Finland 65 - BOXSCORE - A Waczynski (17 PT) S Huff (17 PT)

-          LITHUANIA WIN & WILL PLAY GEORGIA IN THE FINAL 16

8. Lithuania 85 Czech Rep 81 - BOXSCORE - M Kuzminskas (18 PT) B Schilb (18 PT)

-           BELGIUM WIN & WILL PLAY GREECE IN THE FINAL 16

9. Belgium 79 Ukraine 71 - BOXSCORE - P Gillet (15 PT) K Fesenko (20 PT 11 R)

-            SLOVENIA WIN & WILL PLAY LATVIA IN THE FINAL 16

10. Slovenia 62 Macedonia 51 - BOXSCORE - Z Dragic (20 PT) V Ilievski (15 PT)

-              LATVIA WIN & WILL PLAY SLOVENIA IN THE FINAL 16

11. Latvia 75 Estonia 64 - BOXSCORE - J Strelnieks (21 PT) G Arbet (16 PT)

-                    RUSSIA & BOSNIA BOTH DO NOT ADVANCE

12. Russia 81 Bosnia 61 - BOXSCORE - A Zubkov (17 PT) A Stipanovic (22 PT)

 

-              THE ROUND OF 16 KNOCKOUT MATCHUPS ARE SET

-                                SEPT 12th - SATURDAY

-            1. Latvia VS Slovenia             2. Greece VS Belgium

-            3. Spain VS Poland                4. France VS Turkey

-                                 SEPT 13th - SUNDAY

-            1. Serbia VS Finland              2. Croatia VS Czech Rep

-            3. Israel VS Italy                     4. Lithuania VS Georgia

 

-             SEPT 9th - EUROBASKET DAY FIVE RESULTS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-                    GREECE 83 SLOVENIA 72 - FULL GAME VIDEO

-     GREECE GO 4-0 VASSILIS SPANOULIS 19 PTS IS X-FACTOR FOR GOLD HOPES

1. Greece 83 Slovenia 72 - BOXSCORE - Before Eurobasket 2015 started, most that predict the top teams, did not have Greece as one of the top three, but EJBB used the Eye test and looked at each roster and thought, Greece was 5-0 at the 2014 World Cup before they lost to Serbia, but without 3 time Euroleague Final Four MVP Vassilis Spanoulis on that Greek team and NBA center Kostas Koufos was also not on the 2014 squad. Spanoulis makes big shots in tight games and though he is older at 33 years of age, he is still the X-Factor of Greece winning a medal at this 2015 Eurobasket and if Greece can stick some 3 point shots from deep, they have enough to win this Eurobasket, if Spanoulis keeps playing like he did today versus Slovenia, as he led Greece with 19 points in 31 minutes, on 7-10 FG, 3-4(3PT), 2-5 FT, 6 assists and got help from the best PF in the Euroleague as Giorgios Printezis had 16 points, on 6-8 FG, 1-2(3PT), 3-4 FT and Greek American PG Nick Calathes had another solid game with 12 points, while Greece got 21 points, 12 rebounds from the center spot, Ioannis Bourousis, 11 points, 8 rebounds and Kostas Koufos 10 points, 4 rebounds and solid vet combo-guard Nikos Zisis added 10 points in the Greek win.  Slovenia was led by SG Jaka Blazic with a big 27 point game in 30 minutes, on 9-12 FG, 4-5(3PT), 5-6 FT.

 

-  SERBIA IS READY FOR GOLD ALSO GO 4-0 MILOS TEODOSIC 17 PTS 13 ASSIST

2. Serbia 91 Turkey 72 - BOXSCORE - M Raduljica (20 PT) Bobby Dixon (16 PT)

-    HERITAGE PG's WATCH - BOBBY DIXON 30 MIN - 16 PT 7-15 FG - FANS PROUD ?

-          SOME NATIONS CUT HERITAGE PLAYERS FOR MEDAL THOUGHTS

-             FRANCE LOOKING TO REPEAT GOLD FROM 2013 EUROBASKET

3. France 74 Russia 67 - BOXSCORE - N De Colo (13 PT) V Fridzon (20 PT)

-          CROATIA GO 3-1 K. SIMON & DARIO SARIC 33 PTS COMBINED

4. Croatia 78 Holland 72 - BOXSCORE - K Simon (18 PT) R Schaftenaar (19 PT)

-  ITALIAN BIG 4 TOUGH TO COVER ITALY GO 3-1 NOWITZKI PASSES NICK GALIS

5. Italy 89 Germany 82 - BOXSCORE - D Gallinari (25 PT) D Schroder (29 PT)

-                              DANILO GALLINARI - 25 PT GAME

-        SPAIN BOUNCE BACK BUT HAVE TWO LOSSES AFTER FOUR GAMES

6. Spain 99 Iceland 73 - BOXSCORE - N Mirotic (22 PT) J Stefansson (17 PT)

7. Lithuania 64 Estonia 62 - BOXSCORE - J Maciulis (15 PT 10 R) J Talts (20 PT)

8. Israel 75 Poland 73 - BOXSCORE - G Mekel (18 PT) D Kulig, A Waczynski (13 PT)

9. Czech Rep 66 Belgium 64 - BOXSCORE - J Vesely (21 PT, 12 R) J Tabu (12 PT)

10. Georgia 90 Macedonia 75 - BOXSCORE - Z Pachulia (23 PT) Hendrix, Stojanovski (14 PT)

11. Finland 88 Bosnia 59 - BOXSCORE - J Wilson (16 PT) D Albijanic (14 PT)

12. Ukraine 74 Latvia 74 - BOXSCORE - K Fesenko (21 PT 10 R) D Bertans (17 PT)

 

-            SEPT 8th - EUROBASKET DAY FOUR RESULTS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-     THE ONLY UNDEFEATED TEAMS FRANCE , SERBIA , & GREECE ALL AT 3-0


-           SERBIA WIN BY 29 PTS & GO TO 3-0 N. NEDOVIC 15 PTS LEADS

1. Serbia 93 Iceland 64 - BOXSCORE - N Nedovic (15 PT) L Gunnarsson (18 PT)

-              GREECE 79 GEORGIA 68 - FULL GAME VIDEO

-       GREECE GO 3-0 HERITAGE PG N. CALATHES 19 PTS 8 ASSISTS LEADS

2. Greece 79 Georgia 68 - BOXSCORE - N Calathes (19 PT) T Shengelia (20 PT)

-         ITALY WIN D. GALLANARI & M. BELINELLI 56 PTS COMBINED

-                     ITALY 105 SPAIN 98 - EXTENDED VIDEO

-    PAU GASOL 34 PTS 10 REB BUT EJBB SAID HE HAS TO DO TOO MUCH

3. Italy 105 Spain 98 - BOXSCORE - D Gallanari (29 PT) P Gasol (34 PT 10 R)

-                   MARCO BELINELLI - 27 POINT GAME VIDEO

-  TURKEY WIN USING USA PG B. DIXON 15 PTS - ARE HOME FANS PROUD ??

-  TURKISH HERITAGE GUARDS KORKMAZ & OZMIZRAK BOTH DNP - A JOKE

4. Turkey 80 Germany 75 - BOXSCORE - C Osman (17 PT) D Schroder (24 PT)

-                               DARIO SARIC - ASSIST

-      CROATIA WIN DARIO SARIC & BOJAN BOGDANOVIC 28 PT COMB.

5. Croatia 73 Macedonia 55 - BOXSCORE - D Saric (15 PT) P Samardzski (10 PT)

6. Slovenia 81 Holland 74 - BOXSCORE - K Prepelic (16 PT) C Kloof (25 PT)

 

-          SEPT 7th - EUROBASKET DAY THREE RESULTS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-   FRANCE GO 3-0 TONY PARKER PASSES NICK GALIS TOP EUROBASKET SCORER

1. France 69 Poland 66 - BOXSCORE - T Parker (16 PT) A Waczynski (18 PT)

2. Belgium 76 Lithuania 74 - BOXSCORE - M Lojeski (22 PT) J Valanciunas (25 PT 12 R)

3. Bosnia 86 Israel 84 - BOXSCORE - N Gordic (22 PT) O Casspi (29 PT)

4. Latvia 72 Czech Rep 65 - BOXSCORE - J Blums (14 PT) T Satoransky (22 PT)

5. Finland 81 Russia 79 - BOXSCORE - E Murphy (19 PT) V Fridzon (22 PT)

6. Estonia 78 Ukraine 71 - BOXSCORE - G Arbet (26 PT) J Randle (22 PT)

 

-                 SEPT 6th - EUROBASKET DAY TWO RESULTS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-      GREECE 72 CROATIA 70 - FULL GAME - DUNK - PRINTEZIS - DISH - SARIC

-       GREECE GO 2-0 VASSILIS SPANOULIS & G. PRINTEZIS 29 PTS COMBINED

1. Greece 72 Croatia 70 - BOXSCORE - The Greek squad was on the ropes down ten points after a Dario Saric 3 point shot, but just as past big games in Europe, the best player not in the NBA came up big again, this time on the road in Croatia versus a hostile crowd, as 33 year old Greek PG Vassilis Spanoulis made big 3 point shots, leading Greece with 16 points in 30 minutes, on 4-11 FG, 3-6(3PT), 5-6 FT, 6 assists and was followed by the best PF not in the NBA Giorgios Printezis with 12 points, on 6-12 FG, 1-4(3PT), 4 rebounds, while Sacramento Kings center Kostas Koufos added 11 points, 9 rebounds and Ioannis Bourousis also added 10 points, 5 assists from the center spot in the big Greek win versus the loud road crowd.   Croatia drop to 1-1, as they missed the scoring threat of Nets SG Bojan Bogdanovic, Croatia was led by SG Krunoslav Simon with 18 points, on 5-10 FG, 3-5(3PT), 5-6 FT and was followed by PG Roko-Leni Ukic with 14 points, while Sixers first round pick Dario Saric added 11 points, on 4-5 FG, 1-2(3PT), 2-4 FT, 6 rebounds and Orlando Magic first round pick Mario Hezonja added 8 points, on 3-10 FG, 2-8(3PT).

EJBB thinks 31 year old USA PG playing for Croatia is the wrong strategy for the program, as heritage players watch from bench, with Dontaye Draper getting the start at PG. The naturalized citizen rule is a JOKE, say Draper got hot versus Greece, could Croatian fans stick chest out in PRIDE ?  EJBB says forget this USA PG strategy, with ZERO heritage to the nation, picking a young Croatian player like Nik Slavica would do more for the Croatian basketball future, than Dontaye Draper.  Croatia, Turkey and others that use starting USA PG's at this Eurobasket, might as well say OUR HERITAGE PG's SUCK and we need help.  Croatia and Turkey and others should just go with PG's in their system for years and forget trying to win a medal at all cost.   Croatia would be better off using the point forward skills of Dario Saric and give more touches to Mario Hezonja and if they grab a medal Croatian fans can have real PRIDE, WAKE UP.

-              NEW TWOLVES PF NEMANJA BJELICA WITH GAME WINNER SERBIA GO 2-0

2. Serbia 68 Germany 66 - BOXSCORE - N Bjelica (12 PT) D Nowitzki, T Pleiss (15 PT)

-     FRANCE STAY UNDEFEATED GOING TO 2-0 TONY PARKER TIES NICK GALIS

3. France 81 Bosnia 54 - BOXSCORE - Decolo, Lauvergne (12 PT)  Stipanovic, Kikanovic (10 PT)

4. Spain 104 Turkey 77 - BOXSCORE - Pau Gasol (21 PT) Ersan Ilyasova (15 PT)

5. Italy 71 Iceland 64 - BOXSCORE - A Gentile (21 PT) H Palsson (17 PT)

6. Lithuania 68 Latvia 49 - BOXSCORE - J Valanciunas (15 PT) K Berzins, R Freimanis (8 PT)

7. Czech Rep 78 Ukraine 64 - BOXSCORE - Jan Vesely (19 PT) K FFesenko (14 PT)

8. Israel 79 Finland 66 - BOXSCORE - L Eliyahu (22 PT) E Murphy (24 PT)

9. Poland 82 Russia 79 - BOXSCORE - A Waczynski (23 PT) A Zubkov (21 PT)

10. Macedonia 78 Holland 71 - BOXSCORE - V Ilievski (14 PT) N De Jong (19 PT)

11. Belgium 84 Estonia 55 - BOXSCORE - Matt Lojeski (16 PT) S Vene (12 PT)

12. Slovenia 79 Georgia 68 - BOXSCORE - K Prepelic (21 PT) T Shengelia (21 PT)

 

-                            DAY TWO TOP SCORERS NBA PLAYERS

1. Pau Gasol - Bulls - Spain - 21 PT

2. Omri Casspi - Kings - Israel - 21 PT

3. Dirk Nowitzki - Mavs - Germany - 15 PT

4. Jonas Valanciunas - Raptors - Lithuania - 15 PT

5. Ersan Ilyasova - Pistons - Turkey - 15 PT

6. Tibor Pleiss - Jazz - Germany - 15 PT

7. Nemanja Bjelica - Twolves - Serbia - 12 PT

8. Marco Belinelli - Kings - Italy - 12 PT

9. Joffrey Lauvergne - Nuggets - France - 12 PT

10. Kostas Koufos - Kings - Greece - 11 PT

11. Tony Parker - Spurs - France - 11 PT

12. Nicolas Batum - Bobcats - France - 11 PT

13. Dennis Schroder - Hawks - Germany - 11 PT


-                 SEPT 5th - EUROBASKET DAY ONE RESULTS - TOP 5 PLAYS

-             SERBIA DEFEAT SPAIN NEMANJA BJELICA 24 PTS 10 REB LEADS

-            SERBIA 80 SPAIN 70 - FULL GAME - N. BJELICA - 24 PT VS SPAIN

1. Serbia 80 Spain 70 - BOXSCORE - Before this 2015 Eurobasket, many predicted that Spain would be a medal team and some had the Spanish squad winning 2015 Eurobasket, but EJBB looked at each roster and saw that this was not the same Spanish type squad of recent years.  Pau Gasol is still on the squad, but he will have to do too much and play too many minutes for this younger version of Spain to have at shot at a medal, that is why EJBB had Spain at the number 5 spot and put Serbia at number 3 before Eurobasket, as Serbia showed today they could be even better than the Silver medal squad at 2014 World Cup that lost to USA in the Gold medal game.

Serbia was led by new Twolves PF Nemanja Bjelica, who EJBB wrote would be better NBA player than Nikola Mirotic, with 24 points, 10 rebounds, on 8-16 FG, 3-7(3PT), 5-6 FT in 34 minutes and stuck a huge 3 near the end of the 4th quarter and Bjelica and Serbia got help from former NBA PG Nemanja Nedovic on perfect shooting 6-6 FG, 2-2(3PT), 14 points in 21 minutes, while PG Milos Teodosic added 12 points and Suns NBA first round pick SG Bogdan Bogdanovic added 8 points and a daggar 3 in the 4th quarter.   Spain was led by Pau Gasol with 16 points, on 5-10 FG, 6-8 FT, but the rest of the Spanish squad looked like the Spain VS France game at the 2014 World Cup, as Spain was cold from 3 point land 3-19 and Real Madrid leaders PG Sergio Rodriguez was 1-7 FG, SG Sergio Llull was 1-10 FG and Rudy Fernandez was 2-8 FG, 0-4 from 3 point land.   Pau Gasol has many new young players as teammates on the squad and if the vets from Euroleague champion Real Madrid do not play well, it could be another bad summer for Spain versus loaded squads like Serbia, France, Greece, Croatia and Italy.

-              GREECE 85 MACEDONIA 65 - FULL GAME VIDEO

-     GREECE WIN USING GOOD POST MOVES OF PRINTEZIS & BOUROUSIS

2. Greece 85 Macedonia 65 - BOXSCORE - G Printezis (18 PT) A Kostoski (20 PT)

-       FRANCE WIN IN OT TONY PARKER LEADS WITH 23 PTS IN TIGHT GAME

3. France 97 Finland 87 - BOXSCORE - T Parker (23 PT) J Wilson (21 PT)

-       CROATIA WIN KRUNOSLAV SIMON & LUKA ZORIC 37 PT COMBINED

4. Croatia 80 Slovenia 73 - BOXSCORE - K Simon (20 PT) Z Dragic (14 PT)

-       GERMANY WIN DIRK NOWITZKI & DENNIS SCHRODER 15 PTS APIECE

5. Germany 71 Iceland 65 - BOXSCORE - D Nowitzki, D Schroder (15 PT) J Steffanson (23 PT)

-     TURKEY WIN - USA PG BOBBY DIXON 17 PT 9 A 4-20 FG - FANS PROUD ??

-      SOME NATIONS WANT A MEDAL REAL BAD & GIVE UP ON OWN PG's

-        HERITAGE GUARDS KORKMAZ & OZMIZRAK BOTH DNP WATCH USA PG

6. Turkey 89 Italy 87 - BOXSCORE - S Erden (22 PT) D Gallinari (33 PT)

-         LITHUANIA WIN JANKUNAS & VALANCIUNAS 41 PTS COMBINED

7. Lithuania 69 Ukraine 68 - BOXSCORE - P Jankunas (22 PT) K Fesenko (19 PT 11 R)

-           ISRAEL WIN OMRI CASSPI & LIOR ELIYAHU 37 PTS COMBINED

8. Israel 76 Russia 73 - BOXSCORE - O Casspi (21 PT) A Vorontsevich, D Khvostov (15 PT)

9. Poland 68 Bosnia 64 - BOXSCORE - A Waczynski (15 PT) A Stipanovic (20 PT)

10. Czech Rep 80 Estonia 57 - BOXSCORE - Jan Vesely (16 PT) S Vene (18 PT, 13 R)

11. Holland 73 Georgia 72 - BOXSCORE - C Kloof (22 PT) Z Pachulia (16 PT)

12. Latvia 78 Belgium 69 - BOXSCORE - K Janicenoks (14 PT) A Hervelle (13 PT)

 

-                      DAY ONE TOP SCORERS NBA PLAYERS

1. Danilo Gallinari - Nuggets - Italy - 33 PT

2. Nemanja Bjelica - Twolves - Serbia - 24 PT

3. Tony Parker - Spurs - France - 23 PT

4. Omri Casspi - Kings - Israel - 21 PT

5. Jonas Valanciunas - Raptors - Lithuania - 19 PT

6. Ersan Ilyasova - Pistons - Turkey - 17 PT

7. Nicolas Batum - Bobcats - France - 16 PT

8. Zaza Pachulia - Mavs - Georgia - 16 PT

9. Pau Gasol - Bulls - Spain - 16 PT

10. Dirk Nowitzki - Mavs - Germany - 15 PT

11. Dennis Schoeder - Hawks - Germany - 15 PT

12. Marco Belinelli - Kings - Italy - 14 PT

13. Mario Hezonja - Magic - Croatia - 13 PT

14. Joffrey Lauvergne - Nuggets - France - 13 PT

15. Andrea Bargnani - Nets - Italy - 12 PT

16. Kostas Koufos - Kings - Greece - 11 PT

17. Rudy Gobert - Jazz - France - 11 PT

18. Marcin Gortat - Wizards - Poland - 10 PT

19. Nikola Mirotic - Bulls - Spain - 10 PT

20. Giannis Antetekounmpo - Bucks - Greece - 9 PT

21. Bojan Bogdanovic - Nets - Croatia - 9 PT

22. Boris Diaw - Spurs - France - 8 PT

23. Evan Fournier - Magic - France - 8 PT

24. Furkan Aldemir - Sixers - Turkey - 4 PT

25. Tibor Pleiss - Jazz - Germany - 4 PT

26. Damjan Rudez - Twolves - Croatia - 3 PT

27. Kostas Papanikolaou - Nuggets - Greece - 0 PT


-                 NBA FIRST ROUND PICKS NOT YET IN NBA

1. Petteri Koponen - Mavs Pick - 15(PT)29(M)7-15(FG)1-5(3PT)0-0(FT)7(A)1(S)

2. Bogdan Bogdanovic - Suns Pick - 8(PT)21(M)2-3(FG)2-3(3PT)2-3(FT)5(R)5(A)

3. Dario Saric - Sixers Pick -             8(PT)32(M)3-7(FG)1-2(3PT)1-4(FT)7(R)2(A)

4. Nikola Milutinov - Spurs Pick - DNP

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 September 2015 02:27
 
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-        FIBA WORLD CUP PODCAST ON NBA.COM EPISODE 172 - JOHN DIMOPOULOS

-     WAKE UP NAISMITH NICK GALIS 33 PPG CAREER SHOULD BE IN HALL OF FAME

 

-  AUG 31 - LAKERS SIGN HUERTAS -- MARCELO WAS GOOD PG - BUT OTHERS BETTER


-        EUROBASKET 2015 - EJBB  POWER RANKINGS THE TOP 10 TEAMS & VIDEOS

-   AUG 26th - FIBA EB RANKINGS - GREECE AT 8th IS A JOKE - MANY EL CHAMPS

 

-     AUG 27th - RIP FORMER NBA & ITALIAN LEAGUE CENTER DARRYL DAWKINS

 

-    NBA TEAMS SHOULD TRADE FOR TOMAS SATORANSKY RIGHTS FROM WIZARDS

-  MARK CUBAN LUCKS OUT NOT OVERPAYING D JORDAN - GOT STEAL SALAH MEJRI

-      AUG 23rd - Salah Mejri - 24(PT)32(M)8-11(FG)2-2(3PT)6-8(FT)7(R)3(A)3(S)3(BK)


-             EUROBASKET 2015 FRIENDLY TUNE UP GAME HIGHLIGHTS

-             Danilo Gallinari - 32 PTS VS Russia in Italian 68-63 Win

-           Marco Belinelli - 25 PTS VS NCAA Michigan State in 24 Min

-      Pau Gasol - 26 PT 16 R 22 M VS Macedonia - Spain 5th in EJBB Top 10

-         AUG 30th - D. Gallinari 32 PTS 10 R 6-13 FG 1-2(3PT) 19-21 FT

-             AUG 30th - Italy 68 Russia 63 - Gallinari 32 PT - BOXSCORE

-      Michigan State almost win VS Georgia but not one of Top 10 in Europe

-      AUG 30th - Georgia & USA PG Pullen 71 Michigan State 70 - BOXSCORE

-          AUG 30th - France 68 Germany 63 - De Colo 14 PT - BOXSCORE

-      AUG 30th - Spain 81 Czech Rep 68 - P Gasol 18 PT 12 R - BOXSCORE

-       AUG 30th - Poland 76 Lebanon 59 - Karnowski 12 PT - BOXSCORE

-       AUG 30th - Belgium 86 Iceland 46 - De Zeeuw 21 PT - BOXSCORE

-                    AUG 29th - Giannis Antetekounmpo 10 PTS VS Lithuania

-   AUG 29th - FULL GAME - Greece 67 Lithuania 62 - Printezis 14 PT - BOXSCORE

-        AUG 29th - Serbia 95 Slovenia 88 OT - Teodosic 20 PT - BOXSCORE

-       Those that think NCAA guys can win for USA VS Top Euro Pros are WRONG

-        AUG 29th - Italy 90 Michigan State 69 - Belinelli 25 PT - BOXSCORE

-            AUG 29th - Turkey 95 Holland 94 - Hersek 21 PT - BOXSCORE

-  AUG 29th - Russia 81 Georgia 69 - Vorontsevich & Fridzon 14 PT - BOXSCORE

-            AUG 29th - Poland 72 Belgium 52 - Kulig 16 PT - BOXSCORE

-          AUG 29th - Latvia 85 Macedonia 69 - Timma 18 PT - BOXSCORE

-                        AUG 28th - FULL GAME - Greece 62 Turkey 58

-                          AUG 28th - Greek Dunks VS Turkey in 1st QT.

-          AUG 27th - Number 5 Pick NBA Draft - Mario Hezonja 24 PTS FULL VID

-                     AUG 27th - Giannis Antetekounmpo 22 PTS VS Holland

-       AUG 28th - Greece 62 Turkey 58 --  Zisis & Printezis 11 PT - BOXSCORE

-      AUG 28th - France 76 Germany 52 - Parker & Batum 14 PT - BOXSCORE

-       AUG 28th - Croatia 86 Israel 76 - Rudez & Stipcevic 15 PT - BOXSCORE

-   J. Pullen USA PG 21 PTS Leads Georgia while Heritage PG's Watch - # Joke Rule

-               AUG 28th - Italy 91 Georgia 90 - Gentile 22 PT - BOXSCORE

-      AUG 28th - Lithuania 94 Holland 72 - Kuzminskas 18 PT - BOXSCORE

-            AUG 28th - Poland 80 Iceland 65 - Gortat 17 PT - BOXSCORE

-     AUG 28th - Belgium 88 Lebanon 53 - De Zeeuw 22 PT 12 R - BOXSCORE

-      AUG 28th - Russia 93 Michigan State 75 - Kurbanov 16 PT - BOXSCORE

-        AUG 28th - Finland 88 Ukraine 68 - Koponen 17 PT - BOXSCORE

-       AUG 28th - Bosnia 85 Estonia 76 - Stipanovic 19 PT - BOXSCORE

-  AUG 27th - FULL GAME - Greece 92 Holland 80 - Antetekounmpo 22 PT 11-16 FG

-            AUG 27th - Mario Hezonja VS Bosnia 24 PTS 8-10 FG 5-6(3PT)

-       AUG 27th - Croatia 97 Bosnia 79 - Hezonja - 24 PTS - BOXSCORE

-      AUG 27th - Greece 92 Netherlands 80 - G. Antetokounmpo 22 PT - BOXSCORE

-           AUG 27th - Serbia 79 Slovenia 71 - N Bjelica 19 PTS - BOXSCORE

-        AUG 27th - Turkey 71 Lithuania 53 - Ilyasova 13 PT 13 R - BOXSCORE

-           AUG 27th - Israel 74 Estonia 56 - Gal Mekel 16 PT - BOXSCORE

-      AUG 26th - Croatia 66 Estonia 63 - Bojan Bogdanovic 21 PT - BOXSCORE

-             AUG 26th - Bosnia 80 Israel 79 - Kikanovic 14 PT - BOXSCORE

-  AUG 25th - Spain 88 Macedonia 54 - Pau Gasol 26 PT 16 R 22 MIN - BOXSCORE

-  AUG 23rd - FULL - Greece 80 Russia 65 - Bourousis & Printezis 16 PT - BOXSCORE

-              AUG 23rd - Serbia 79 Israel 71 - Raduljica 16 PTS - BOXSCORE

-          AUG 23rd - Germany 68 Turkey 66 - Schaffartzik 19 PTS - BOXSCORE

-          AUG 23rd - Czech Rep 98 Bosnia 93 - Satoransky 22 PTS - BOXSCORE

-                AUG 23rd - Latvia 81 Poland 80 - Berzins 26 PTS - BOXSCORE

-            AUG 23rd - Ukraine 75 Finland 70 - Pustozvonov 14 PTS - BOXSCORE

-    AUG 22nd - FULL GAME - Greece 83 Bosnia 44 - Papanikolaou 19 PTS - BOX SCORE

-                       AUG 22nd - Giannis Antetekounmpo 10 PTS VS Bosnia

-            AUG 22nd - France 74 Belgium 72 - Parker 24 PTS - BOX SCORE

-            AUG 22nd - Serbia 85 Israel 70 - Nedovic 16 PTS - BOXSCORE

-        AUG 22nd - Spain 94 Macedonia 63 - Fernandez 14 PTS - BOX SCORE

-       AUG 22nd - Ukraine 77 Italy 75 - USA PG Randle 23 PTS - BOXSCORE

-          AUG 22nd - Germany 82 Poland 69 - Nowitzki 18 PTS - BOXSCORE

-             AUG 22nd - Latvia 81 Turkey 79 - Meiers 16 PTS - BOXSCORE

-         AUG 22nd - Slovenia 80 Finland 59 - Z. Dragic 21 PTS - BOX SCORE

-           AUG 22nd - Russia 86 Czech Rep 85 - Monya 16 PTS - BOXSCORE

-  AUG 21st - FULL GAME - Greece 70 Czech Rep 56 - - Koufos 18 PT Satoransky 13 PT

-                 AUG 21st - GIANNIS ANTETEKOUNMPO VS CZECH REPUBLIC

-                           AUG 19th - FULL GAME - Croatia 72 Lithuania 59

-            AUG 19th - FULL GAME - Turkey 85 Macedonia 68 - Cedi Osman 24 PTS

-    AUG 18th - FULL GAME - Croatia 74 Turkey 66 - Bojan Bogdanovic 25 PT 10-13 FG

-                AUG 18th - FULL GAME - Lithuania 68 Macedonia 62

-        AUG 18th - Spain 82 Venezuela 80 - Felipe Reyes Game Winning Tip in

-                   AUG 17th - FULL GAME - Lithuania 86 Turkey 74

-      AUG 15th - FULL GAME - Turkey 73 Greece 66 - Bourousis 21 PT - Dixon USA PG

-   I WILL SAY IT AGAIN - EURO NATIONS PLAY USA PG's W NO HERITAGE IS JOKE

-      AUG 15th - Serbia 95 China 55 - N Dangubic BIG Dunk - M Teodosic 3 Pointer

-       AUG 14th - Croatia 74 Germany 72 - Dario Saric & Mario Hezonja VS Germany

-            Dario Saric - 18(PT)10(R)32(M)6-12(FG)2-4(3PT)4-4(FT)2(BK)

-              Dirk Nowitzki - 11(PT)24)M)3-9(FG)1-3(3PT)4-4(FT)6(R)

-              Mario Hezonja - 5(PT)15(M)1-2(FG)1-2(3PT)2-2(FT)3(S)

-        AUG 14th - Italy 82 Latvia 63 - Bargnani, Belinelli & Gallinari 50 PTS

-                          AUG 14th - Greece 78 Bosnia 60

-                    Giannis Antetekounmpo 13 PTS VS Bosnia

-              AUG 12th - FULL GAME - Lithuania 86 Austria 71

-              AUG 8th - FULL GAME - Lithuania 78 Finland 71

-            July 31st - FULL GAME - Lithuania 92 Australia 85

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