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EUROLEAGUE 2015 FIRST TEAM & SECOND TEAM - DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS GREAT POST MOVES GET LITTLE RESPECT IN NBA MOST IMPROVED AWARD - VTB UNITED GAME THREE QUARTERFINALS - MAY 8th PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 09 May 2015 01:32

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

 

-                        TURKISH TBL LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - MAY 9th

-  FENERBAHCE END 23-7 & ANADOLU EFES 22-8 IN FINAL REG. SEASON GAME

1. Fenerbahce 94 Besiktas 74 - Melih Mahmutoglu (22 PT) Hilton Armstrong (30 PT)

-   Suns First Rd. Pick - Bogdan Bogdanovic - 20(PT)9-9(FG)2-2(3PT)17(M)2(R)1(A)

 

2. Anadolu Efes 88 Turk Telekom 67 - Stratos Perperoglou (23 PT) Chris Johnson (16 PT)

-     Sixers First Rd. Pick - Dario Saric - 14(PT)11(R)7(A)27(M)4-13(FG)0-3(3PT)6-6(FT)


-  NBA MAY 7th - DMO BEST POST MOVES FINISHING 8th MOST IMPROVED A JOKE

-  TO VOTERS NBA MOST IMPROVED - WATCH INSIDE SHAKES - SILLY POST MOVES


-    WAKE UP MOCK DRAFTS - MARIO HEZONJA BETTER THAN 9th PICK - EYE TEST

-   MCW NOT THE PG ANSWER IN PHILLY - SATORANSKY & HEZONJA COULD WORK

 

-     EUROLEAGUE FINAL FOUR TEAMS SET - FULL PLAYOFF GAMES EVERY SERIES

 

-      EUROLEAGUE 2015 YOUNG RISING STAR AWARD - BOGDAN BOGDANOVIC

-        SPANOULIS FINAL FOUR MVP's BECAUSE JEFF VAN GUNDY USED HIM WRONG

 

-                      2015 ALL-EUROLEAGUE FIRST TEAM ANNOUNCED

1. Vassilis Spanoulis - PG - Olympiacos - Greece - MIX - MIX - MIX

2. Milos Teodosic - PG - CSKA Moscow - Russia - MIX - MIX - MIX

3. Boban Marjanovic - Center - Crvena Zvezda - Serbia - MIX - MIX

4. Felipe Reyes - PF - Real Madrid - Spain - MIX - MIX - MIX

5. Nemanja Bjelica - PF-SF - Fenerbahce - Turkey - MIX - MIX - MIX

-                                  ALL-EUROLEAGUE SECOND TEAM

1. Nando De Colo - PG - CSKA Moscow - Russia

2. Andrew Goudelock - SG - Fenerbahce - Turkey

3. Ante Tomic - Center - FC Barcelona - Spain

4. Rudy Fernandez - SF - Real Madrid - Spain

5. Devin Smith - SF - Maccabi Tel Aviv - Israel


-         VTB UNITED LEAGUE QUARTERFINALS - GAME THREE - MAY 8th

-   CSKA MOSCOW, KHIMKI MOSCOW & LOKOMOTIV ALL SWEEP SERIES 3-0

1. CSKA Moscow 111 Astana 75 - Andrey Vorontsevich (19 PT) Jerry Johnson (16 PT)

2. Khimki Moscow 89 Avtodor 87 - Paul Davis (28 PT) Aleksei Vzdykhalkin (19 PT)

3. Lokomotiv 86 UNICS Kazan 75 - Malcolm Delaney (25 PT) James White (20 PT)

-         NOVGOROD UP 2-1 TREY THOMPKINS 20 PTS 11 REB LEADS

4. Novgorod 88 Zenit 75 - Trey Thompkins (20 PT, 11 R) Dmitry Kulagin (20 PT)

Last Updated on Sunday, 10 May 2015 23:50
 
GREEK A1 TOP SPOTS - MAY 6th - VTB GAME TWO - MAY 5th - GREEK A1 TOP SPOT - OLYMPIACOS BEATS PANATHINAIKOS & HAVE TO RUN FROM MAD CROWD THROWING OBJECTS - VTB UNITED QUARTERFINALS GAME ONE - MAY 3rd - DOMESTIC LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - MAY 3rd PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 03 May 2015 21:26

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

 

-   NBA MAY 7 - DMO NBA BEST POST MOVES FINISHING 8th MOST IMPROVED A JOKE

-  VOTERS FOR MOST IMPROVED NBA - MUST NOT HAVE WATCHED DMO PLAY -- PLAY


-          NBA - CHRIS PAUL 27 PTS & LAC BEAT NBA CHAMP INTERNAT. SPURS GAME 7

-      WAKE UP MOCK DRAFTS - MARIO HEZONJA BETTER THAN 9th PICK - EYE TEST

-     MCW NOT THE PG ANSWER IN PHILLY - SATORANSKY & HEZONJA COULD WORK

-           MAY 3rd - SATORANSKY DUNK - DUNK -  APRIL 30th - HEZONJA DUNK


-        EUROLEAGUE FINAL FOUR TEAMS SET - FULL PLAYOFF GAMES EVERY SERIES

 

-                          GREEK A1 LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - MAY 6th

-   OLYMPIACOS GO 24-1 KOSTAS SLOUKAS & IOANNIS PAPAPETROU 24 PT COMB

1. Olympiacos 69 Aris 58 - Kostas Sloukas (14 PT) Aleksandar Vezenkov (19 PT)

-      PANATHINAIKOS GO 22-4 JANIS BLUMS & L. MAVROKEFALIDIS 31 PT COMB

2. Panathinaikos 82 Panelefsiniakos 51 - Janis Bliums (17 PT) K Looby, F Vasilopoulos (9 PT)

 

-              VTB UNITED PLAYOFF QUARTERFINALS - GAME TWO - MAY 5th

-       CSKA MOSCOW, KHIMKI MOSCOW & LOKOMOTIV ALL UP 2-0 IN SERIES

1. CSKA Moscow 110 Astana 60 - Manuchar Markoishvili (18 PT) Pavel Ilin (16 PT)

2. Khimki Moscow 87 Avtotor 71 - Egor Vyaltsev (19 PT) Kyrylo Fesenko (17 PT)

3. Lokomotiv 89 UNICS Kazan 75 - Anthony Randolph (17 PT) Sergey Bykov (16 PT)

-         NOVGOROD HAS SIX DOUBLE FIGURE SCORERS & TIE ZENIT UP 1-1

4. Novgorod 84 Zenit 80 - T Thompkins, A Parakhouski (14 PT) Walter Hodge (20 PT)


-                        GREEK A1 LEAGUE TOP SPOT -  MAY 2nd

-              HANDS TO EARS - GIANNAKOPOULOS GOES OFF - SPANOULIS RESPONSE

-     EL FINAL FOUR SQUAD OLYMPIACOS WIN VS LOUD CROWD & HAVE TO RUN AWAY

1. Olympiacos 77 Panathinaikos 66 - Most Greek fans cheer for Greek PG Vassilis Spanoulis at summer FIBA events, where the Greek PG has done so much to help Greek basketball, part of 2005 Gold Medal Eurobasket, Silver Medal at 2006 FIBA title and helped Greece beat NBA stars of team USA in semis and helped Greece grab a Bronze medal at 2009 Eurobasket, but during the fall, winter and spring months, some Greek Panathinaikos  fans can not root for Spanoulis, who signed with rival Olympiacos in 2010 after four seasons with Panathinaikos, as Spanoulis helped Panathinaikos to four Greek A1 league titles and the 2008-09 Euroleague title and the Final Four MVP with the Green squad.  Spanoulis led Olympiacos to their first Greek title in 15 years in 2011-12 versus Panathinaikos and has become the king of the Euroleague with the red squad, winning the 2012 and 2013 Euroleague titles and was named MVP of Final four and again this year Spanoulis has led the red squad to another Euroleague final four, while the Green squad and their fans are on the outside looking in at the May 15th event.

As far as Greek A1 play, Panathinaikos has gotten the better of Spanoulis since he jumped to their Olympiacos rivals, with Panathinaikos winning three Greek titles in that time and Spanoulis and Olympiacos only the title in 2011-12.  The anger to Spanoulis joining the rivals, got UGLY again, when with Olympiacos about to win on the road, Spanoulis put his hands to both ears, after sticking a Daggar three point shot, as Spanoulis wanted to hear the crowd keep cursing at him, but when he and his Olympiacos teammates got to the bench, Spanoulis and the red squad had to make a dash for it, as objects were being thrown at the bench.  The win goes to Olympiacos now 23-1, while Panathinaikos fall to 21-4 and in second place.     Panathinaikos official Giannakopoulos wants Spanoulis suspended for trying to get the crowd hyped up and police are now watching the Spanoulis home in Greece, fearing Panathinaikos fans.   The emotional game got Panathinaikos coach Dusko Ivanovic fired today, as the loss to the red squad and not being in the Euroleague Final four is what cost him his job.

Olympiacos was led by Greek PF Georgios Printezis with 16 points, on 6-12 FG, 4-7(3PT), 9 rebounds and was followed by American SF Tremmell Darden with 15 points, on 6-11 FG, 1-3(3PT), 2-2 FT, while Spanoulis hit the Daggar 3 and had 12 points, 7 assists, on 5-11 FG, 2-6(3PT).    Panathinaikos was led by Uruguayan center Esteban Batista with 22 points, 13 rebounds, on 7-10 FG, 8-14 FT and was followed by Greek combo-guard Nikos Pappas with 12 points.

 

-                      VTB UNITED QUARTERFINALS GAME ONE - MAY 3rd

-     CSKA MOSCOW, KHIMKI MOSCOW, LOKOMOTIV & ZENIT ALL UP 1-0 IN SERIES

1. CSKA Moscow 103 Astana 58 - Nando De Colo (17 PT) Jerry Johnson (17 PT)

2. Khimki Moscow 99 Avtodor 77 - Tyrese Rice (19 PT) Kyrylo Fesenko (20 PT)

3. Lokomotiv 74 UNICS Kazan 63 - Anthony Randolph (17 PT) Curtis Jerrells (18 PT)

4. Zenit 73 Novgorod 72 - Walter Hodge (19 PT) Gal Mekel, T. Rochestie (15 PT)

 

-                              TURKISH TBL LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - MAY 3rd

-            FENERBAHCE GO TO 22-7 & ANADOLU EFES GO TO 21-8 IN TBL PLAY

1. Fenerbahce 73 Darussafaka 51 - S Erden, M Mahmutoglu (11 PT) G Koksal (11 PT)

2. Anadolu Efes 83 Besiktas 79 - Nenad Krstic (21 PT, 12 R) JaJuan Johnson (21 PT)

-   Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 12(PT)25(M)4-11(FG)2-3(3PT)2-2(FT)5(R)1(A)2(S)4(TO)

 

-                            SPANISH ACB LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - MAY 3rd

-    REAL MADRID GO 26-5 & UNICAJA 24-7 & FC BARCELONA NOW 21-9 IN ACB

1. Real Madrid 85 Obradoiro 76 - Gustavo Ayon (18 PT) Adam Waczynski (15 PT)

2. CAI Zaragoza 90 Unicaja 86 - Jason Robinson (19 PT) Jayson Granger (28 PT)

3. FC Barcelona 76 Estudiantes 62 - A Abrines (16PT) P Aradori, J Fernandez, S Bircevic (13PT)

 

-                          ITALIAN LEGA LEAGUE TOP SPOT - MAY 3rd

-    EA7 MILANO ON TOP AT 25-4 ROCKETS PICK ALESSANDRO GENTILE 22 PTS

1. EA7 Milano 85 Enel Brindisi 73 - Alessandro Gentile (22 PT) James Mays (20 PT)

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 May 2015 01:20
 
TURKISH TBL TOP SPOTS - APRIL 29th - DOMESTIC LEAGUE RESULTS - APRIL 27th PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 00:14

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


-      EUROLEAGUE FINAL FOUR TEAMS SET - FULL PLAYOFF GAMES EVERY SERIES

 

-      WAKE UP MOCK DRAFTS - MARIO HEZONJA BETTER THAN 9th PICK - EYE TEST

-           TOP NBA EURO & NATIONAL TEAM SCORERS 2014-14 REGULAR SEASON

-    TOP 25 EURO VETS NOT NBA DRAFTED - MANY IN THE EUROLEAGUE FINAL FOUR

 

-        NBA APRIL 27th - BOJAN BOGDANOVIC 15 PTS - GAME THREE 19 PTS

-   NBA APRIL 26th - MARCIN GORTAT 21 PT 11 R - 24 PT 13 R - EURO BIGS MYTH

 

-                                    TURKISH TBL LEAGUE - APRIL 29th

-        FENERBAHCE GO 21-7 OGUZ SAVAS & NIKOS ZISIS 31 PTS COMBINED

1. Fenerbahce 82 Konyaspor 80 - Oguz Savas (19 PT) R.T Guinn (27 PT)

-     Suns Pick - Bogdan Bogdanovic - 11(PT)19(M)2-5(3PT)2-3(3PT)5-6(FT)2(A)2(R)

 

-   ANADOLU EFES & DARUSSAFAKA BOTH NOW 20-8 DARIO SARIC 15 PT 12 REB

2. Anadolu Efes 83 Darussafaka 61 - Dario Saric (15 PT, 12 R) Taylor Brown (17 PT)

-   Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 15(PT)24(M)6-10(FG)1-2(3PT)2-3(FT)12(R)4(A)2(S)4(TO)


-                               ADRIATIC LEAGUE FINALS -  APRIL 26th

-   CRVENA ZVEZDA GO UP 2-0 BOBAN MARJANOVIC TOO BIG 20 PT 14 R 8-12 FG

2. Crvena Zvezda 69 Cedevita 65 - B. Marjanovic (20 PT, 14 R) Luka Babic (14 PT)

1. Crvena Zveda 68 Cedevita 59 - Luka Mitrovic (18 PT) Luka Babic (12 PT)

 

-                          TURKISH TBL LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - APRIL 26th

-      FENERBAHCE DROP TO 20-7 ANADOLU EFES 19-8 NENAD KRSTIC 20 PT INSIDE

1. Anadolu Efes 84 Fenerbahce 82 - Nenad Krstic (20 PT) Bogdan Bogdanovic (24 PT)

-    Suns Pick - Bogdan Bogdanovic - 24(PT)33(M)6-13(FG)2-5(3PT)10-10(FT)6(R)3(S)

-        Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 11(PT)21(M)5-7(FG)0-2(3PT)1-2(FT)4(R)1(A)3(TO)

 

-      DARUSSAFAKA GO TO 20-7 R. SEIBUTIS & JORDAN FARMAR 36 PT COMB.

2. Darussafaka 91 Galatasaray 76 - Renaldas Seibutis (19 PT) Ender Arslan (18 PT)

 

-                          SPANISH ACB LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - APRIL 26th

-       REAL MADRID & UNICAJA BOTH GO TO 24-5 & FC BARCELONA NOW 20-9

1. Sevilla 75 Unicaja 70 - Kirk Penney (17 PT) Caleb Green (13 PT)

-       Kristaps Porzingis - 13(PT)28(M)5-9(FG)1-3(3PT)2-2(FT)9(R)2(BK)

 

2. Real Madrid 78 Bilbao 52 - Facundo Campazzo ((13 PT) Marko Todorovic (14 PT)

 

-       COACH PASCUAL PLAYS HEZONJA AFTER ZERO TIME IN EL GAME 4 LOSS

3. FC Barcelona 103 CAI Zaragoza 67 - Deshaun Thomas (22 PT) Chris Goulding (19 PT)

-           Mario Hezonja - 7(PT)19(M)3-6(FG)1-3(3PT)0-0(FT)5(R)4(A)1(S)2(TO)

 

-                             VTB UNITED TOP SPOT - APRIL 26th

-       CSKA MOSCOW LOSE 107-104 TO AVTODOR BUT FINISH ON TOP AT 26-4

1. Avtodor 107 CSKA Moscow 104 - Courtney Fortson (31 PT) Andrei Kirilenko (18 PT, 11 R)

-                             VTB UNITED QUARTERFINAL PLAYOFFS

-        1. CSKA Moscow VS Astana             2. Lokomotiv VS UNICS Kazan

-        3. Novgorod VS Zenit                          4. Khimki Moscow VS Avtodor


-                            ITALIAN LEGA TOP SPOT - APRIL 27th

-  EA7 MILANO ON TOP AT 24-4 JOE RAGLAND & SAMARDO SAMUELS 51 PT COMB.

1. EA7 Milano 117 Bologna 92 - Joe Ragland (26 PT) Jeremy Hazell (25 PT)


-                     GERMAN BBL LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - APRIL 26th

-     BROSE BASKETS & ALBA BERLIN BOTH 27-5 BAYERN MUNICH 25-8

1. Brose Baskets 95 Ratipharm 88 - Daniel Theis (20 PT) Jaka Klobucar (21 PT)

2. Bayern Munich 70 ALBA Berlin 68 - Nihad Djedovic (21 PT) Alex Renfroe (15 PT)

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 April 2015 01:32
 
KHIMKI MOSCOW WIN EUROCUP FINALS - CRVENA ZVEZDA WIN ADRIATIC FINALS - SPANISH ACB LEAGUE TOP SPOTS - APRIL 30th PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 01 May 2015 00:39

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

-      NBA - CHRIS PAUL 27 PTS & LAC BEAT NBA CHAMP INTERNAT. SPURS IN GAME 7

-                             NBA PLAYOFFS - MARCO BELINELLI 23 PTS

-              NBA PLAYOFFS - MARC GASOL 26 PT 14 R - NICK CALATHES 12 PT

-       WAKE UP MOCK DRAFTS - MARIO HEZONJA BETTER THAN 9th PICK - EYE TEST


-             APRIL 30th - LUKA DONCIC 16 YRS OLD 3 PT MAKE WITH REAL MADRID

-                APRIL 30th - MARIO HEZONJA DUNK & TOMAS SATORANSKY DUNK

-      MCW NOT THE PG ANSWER IN PHILLY - SATORANSKY & HEZONJA COULD WORK

-      MAY 2nd SPAIN - K. PORZINGIS - 17(PT)23(M)7-9(FG)1-1(3PT)2-2(FT)5(R)1(BK)


-        EUROLEAGUE FINAL FOUR TEAMS SET - FULL PLAYOFF GAMES EVERY SERIES

-          APRIL 29th - DARIO SARIC 15 PTS 12 REB IN TURKISH TBL LEAGUE

 

-                  FULL GAME VIDEOGREEK A1 LEAGUE TOP SPOT - MAY 2nd

-   OLYMPIACOS NOW 23-1 WIN VS BBALL CRAZY CROWD PANATHINAIKOS NOW 21-4

1. Olympiacos 77 Panathinaikos 66 - Georgios Printezis (16 PT) Esteban Batista (22 PT, 13 R)


-        KHIMKI MOSCOW WIN EUROCUP TYRESE RICE WINS EUROCUP FINALS MVP

1. Khimki Moscow 83 Gran Canaria 64 - The Russian squad win the 2015 Eurocup title, grabbing game one 91-66 and game two 83-64, as 2014 Euroleague Final Four MVP with Maccabi Tel Aviv, American PG Tyrese Rice grabs another MVP in a Final, although not the major Euroleague title, still a title with new squad Khimki Moscow, as EJBB still thinks it was ODD that Maccabi Tel Aviv would not give Rice a big money deal in the summer and let Rice leave and Maccabi Tel Aviv got swept in the 2015 Euroleague playoffs 3-0 by Fenerbahce.  Tyrese Rice scored 16 points and dished 6 assists in the game two win, while American PF James Augustine led with 18 points, on perfect 7-7 FG, 4-4 FT, American PF Paul Davis had 16 points, 10 rebounds and Finnish PG Petteri Koponen added 13 points in the win.   Gran Canaria was led by Atlanta Hawks 2nd round pick Center Walter Tavares with 17 points 10 rebounds.

 

-          CRVENA ZVEZDA WIN ADRIATIC LEAGUE FINALS 3-1 OVER CEDEVITA

1. Crvena Zvezda 89 Cedvita 79 - Charles Jenkins (17 PT) Tomislav Zubcic (15 PT)

 

-   REAL MADRID 25-5 & UNICAJA 24-6 F. REYES & SERGIO LLULL 37 PT COMB

1. Real Madrid 92 Unicaja 77 - Felipe Reyes (21 PT 9-10 FG) Carlos Suarez (15 PT)

 

-     FC BARCELONA NOW 21-9 MIAMI's PAT RILEY WATCHES MARIO HEZONJA

2. FC Barcelona 79 Obradoiro 57 - Brad Oleson (11 PT) Adam Waczynski (20 PT)

 

-                         GREEK A1 LEAGUE TOP SPOTS -  APRIL 28th

-   EL FINAL FOUR SQUAD OLYMPIACOS ON TOP AT 22-1 IN GREEK A1 LEAGUE

1. Olympiacos 108 Panionios 65 - Bryant Dunston (15 PT) William Coleman (22 PT)

 

-     DEFENDING 2014 CHAMPS GO 21-3 & ARIS NOW 15-9 N. PAPPAS 17 PTS

2. Panathinaikos 72 Aris 56 - Nikos Pappas (17 PT) Aleksandar Vezenkov (11 PT, 11 R)

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 May 2015 23:52
 
APRIL 23rd - OLYMPIACOS GO TO EL FINAL FOUR WITH GEORGIOS PRINTEZIS BUZZER SHOT WINNER & REAL MADRID ADVANCE TO EL FINAL FOUR - APRIL 22nd - CSKA MOSCOW ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR - FENERBAHCE IN EL FINAL FOUR PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 22:55

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

-                  LAST LOSS NBA USA STARS - GREECE 101 USA 95 IN 2006

-      APRIL 24th - EUROCUP FINAL GAME ONE - KHIMKI M. 91 GRAN CANARIA 66

 

-               APRIL 26th - TURKISH TBL - ANADOLU EFES 84 FENERBAHCE 82

-  Suns Pick - Bogdan Bogdanovic - 24(PT)33(M)6-13(FG)2-5(3PT)10-10(FT)6(R)3(A)3(S)

-        Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 11(PT)21(M)5-7(FG)0-2(3PT)1-2(FT)4(R)1(A)3(TO)

 

-                  APRIL 25th - NBA PLAYOFFS - BOJAN BOGDANOVIC 19 PTS

-          APRIL 23rd - NBA PLAYOFFS - GIANNIS ANTETEKOUNMPO 25 PT 12 REB

 

-       APRIL 23rd - G. PRINTEZIS SERIES WINNER - EL 2012 TITLE GAME WINNER


-               TOP NBA EURO & NATIONAL TEAM SCORERS 2014-15 NBA SEASON

-     TOP 25 EURO VETS NOT NBA DRAFTED - MANY ARE IN EUROLEAGUE PLAYOFFS

-      WAKE UP MOCK DRAFTS - MARIO HEZONJA BETTER THAN 9th PICK - EYE TEST

 

-                              APRIL 23rd - EL PLAYOFFS GAME FOUR

-       OLYMPIACOS WIN SERIES 3-1 V. SPANOULIS & G. PRINTEZIS CLUTCH AGAIN

1. Olympiacos 71 FC Barcelona 68 - EJBB wrote after the game three loss to Olympiacos and being down to the 2012 and 2013 Euroleague champs, that FC Barcelona and coach Xavier Pascual, would have to ditch the veteran approach to this series, of going big minutes on the perimeter with Juan Carlos Navarro and Brad Oleson, but rather use the athletic young legs of Mario Hezonja and Alex Abrines, to steal a win in Greece and extend to a game 5 in Spain.  SG Alex Abrines played 20 minutes in game four, 11 points, on 4-9 FG, 2-7(3PT), 1-2 FT but Xavier Pascual decided that Brad Oleson 21 minutes, 1-3 FG, 1-1(3PT), 2-2 FT, 5 points and American SF Deshaun Thomas 13 minutes, 1-5 FG, 0-1(3PT), 2-2 FT, 4 points, were better options than the explosive fire power of Croatian SG Mario Hezonja, who played ZERO minutes in the Olympiacos series ending win.

Mario Hezonja played well in two games versus Real Madrid this year and had an 8-8 night from 3 point land in Spanish ACB play, but in the end, by Xavier Pascual not playing the Most Explosive young perimeter Euro since the Manu Ginobili days in the Italian league, he gave Olympiacos a chance to pay more attention to the 3 point stroke of Juan Carlos Navarro, who was just 2-6 on FG, 1-3(3PT), 3-4 FT for 8 points, while Ante Tomic led them with 13 points, 7 rebounds and Czech PG Tomas Satoransky played well with 12 points, 7 rebounds, but with no Hezonja on the court, FC Barcelona had to hit on better than 6-20 from deep and 18-25 from FT stripe to get the win.

Olympiacos used the HORRIBLE DECISION of coach Pascual not playing Hezonja in their favor, as the usual guys showed up in the 2nd half comeback, with Greek PF Georgios Printezis hitting the series game winning 3 point shot, off a great play call by coach Giannis Sferopoulos, with all the attention on the King of Euro basketball, Vassilis Spanoulis, he dished to Kostas Sloukas at the FT line and with two players on Spanoulis, Printezis was wide open for the clutch winning shot. Printezis finished with 14 points, on 5-14 FG, 1-6(3PT), 3-4 FT and Vassilis Spanoulis came alive in the 2nd half, after a slow first half, finishing with 17 points, 5 assists, on 6-11 FG, 3-7(3PT), 2-2 FT, while Greek SG Evangelos Mantzaris was clutch again with 11 points, on 4-5 FG, 3-4(3PT), Greek PG Kostas Sloukas had the big assist to Printezis and added 6 points, while American SF Brent Petway and American Center Othello Hunter added 8 points apiece in the win.


-  REAL MADRID WIN SERIES 3-1 RUDY FERNANDEZ & SERGIO LLULL 31 PT COMB

1. Real Madrid 76 Anadolu Efes 63 - The Turkish squad was up 39-33 at the half, but the deeper and more veteran Real Madrid squad put in together in the 2nd half and are on their way to the Final Four in Spain.

Spanish SF Rudy Fernandez led Real Madrid with 17 points and was followed by Spanish combo-guard Sergio Llull with 14 points, while Spanish PG Sergio Rodriguez had 12 points, American SG Jaycee Carroll 10 points and Spanish PF Felipe Reyes 10 points in the series clincher on the road. Real Madrid made 11-28 from 3 point land compared to just 5-21 for Anadolu Efes, as game three hero American SG Matt Janning was held to 10 points, on 2-6 from the 3 point line, Serbian Center Nenad Krstic led in scoring with 16 points, 5-6 FG, 6-6 FT and Sixers NBA first round pick, Croatian PF Dario Saric had 9 points, 12 bebounds, 5 assists and Real Madrid did a good job of holding French PG Thomas Huertel to 1-7 FG, 1-3(3PT), 3 points and Turkish SG Cedi Osman had just 2 points, on 2-2 FT, 0-7 FG, 0-4(3PT).

 

-    Sixers Pick - Dario Saric - 9(PT)12(R)28(M)2-4(FG)0-1(3PT)5-7(FT)5(A)1(BK)5(TO)

-               Rudy Fernandez - 17(PT)31(M)6-15(FG)3-7(3PT)2-2(FT)6(R)3(A)1(S)1(TO)

-   Rockets Pick - Sergio Llull - 14(PT)34(M)6-12(FG)2-3(3PT)0-0(FT)5(A)3(R)1(TO)

 

-                EUROLEAGUE FINAL FOUR MATCHUPS -  MAY 15th - SPAIN

-       1. Olympiacos VS CSKA Moscow               2. Real Madrid VS Fenerbahce

 

-                               APRIL 22nd - EL PLAYOFFS GAME FOUR

-      DEEP CSKA MOSCOW ROSTER WIN SERIES 3-1 ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR

1. CSKA Moscow 74 Panathinaikos 55 - Greek power Panathinaikos won game 3 by one point to stay alive, making 16-31 from 3 point land, but in the game four loss today, Panathinaikos only hit on 4-21 from deep, with the hero of game three Greek guard Nikos Pappas only making 1-8 this time from deep, compared to 5-7 last game and Pappas led Panathinaikos with 11 points, on 4-12 FG, 2-2 FT, 5 steals, 3 assists, but against the deep roster of CSKA Moscow, Pappas and Panathinaikos needed another 25 point game to have a shot. Pappas was followed by PF James Gist and Center Loukas Mavrokefalidis with 10 points apiece and Greek PG Dimitris Diamantidis added 9 points, 5 assists, but hit on just 2-8 FG, 1-5 from deep, as the older Panathinaikos squad are done and CSKA Moscow look for the EL title at the Final Four.

CSKA Moscow was led by French combo-guard Nando De Colo with 18 points, making 4-4 from deep, 6-11 FG, 2-3 FT and was followed by Russian SF Andrei Kirilenko with 13 points, 10 rebounds, on 5-11 FG, 1-3 from deep, 2-2 FT, 3 blocked shots, while American PF Kyle Hines added 12 points, on 5-6 FG, 2-3 FT and American SF Sonny Weems added 11 points in the road win in Greece.


-                          EUROLEAGUE GAME 3 PLAYOFFS -  TOP 5 PLAYS

-        EL PLAYOFFS MVP GAME 3 - NIKOS PAPPAS 25 PTS - PAPPAS ON EJBB TOP 25


-   FENERBAHCE SWEEP 2014 EL CHAMPS 3-0 & ADVANCE TO FINAL FOUR IN SPAIN

1. Fenerbahce 75 Maccabi Tel Aviv 74 - The first team in the 2015 EL Final four are Turkish squad Fenerbahce, as they won game three on the road and sweep Maccabi Tel Aviv 3-0 to advance to the Final Four. Greek PG Nikos Zisis led Fenerbahce in scoring with 19 points in 34 minutes, on 7-11 FG, 3-4(3PT), 2-4 FT, 5 assists and was followed by American SG Andrew Goudelock with 15 points, along with the game winning drive to the hoop, on 5-15 FG, 2-7(3PT), 3-3 FT, while Czech PF Jan Vesely added 12 points, 8 rebounds and Suns first round pick Serbian SG Bogdan Bogdanovic added 8 points in 35 minutes, 3-10 FG, 2-6 from 3 point land.  Maccabi Tel Aviv was led in scoring by American PG Jeremy Pargo with 21 points in 39 minutes, on 8-20 FG, 2-7(3PT), 3-3 FT and was followed by American PF Brian Randle with 19 points, 10 rebounds, but Maccabi Tel Aviv only made 6-25 from 3 point land, compared to 10-24 by Fenerbahce.  EJBB thought it was ODD that Maccabi Tel Aviv would not give 2014 Euroleague Final Four MVP PG Tyrese Rice a big money deal to stay this year, instead they are done in EL playoffs, while Tyrese Rice will play in Eurocup Final with Khimki Moscow.

 

-  OLYMPIACOS UP 2-1 IN SERIES - G. PRINTEZIS & V. SPANOULIS 34 PT COMBINED

2. Olympiacos 73 FC Barcelona 71 - EJBB said that if FC Barcelona wanted to grab a win in Greece, they would have to use the young legs and skilled offensive fire power of Croatian SG Mario Hezonja ans Spanish SG Alex Abrines, to speed up the game and get the loud Greek crowd out of the game.  FC Barcelona coach Xavier Pascual did not agree with the young legs logic, as NBA bound lottery pick Mario Hezonja only played in the first half, 9 minutes and got only 2 FG shots off, 1-2 FG, 0-1(3PT) and never saw the court again, even after a nice drive to the hoop from the top of the key, (WAKE UP COACH PASCUAL GIVE HEZONJA THE BALL AT TOP OF KEY), while Alex Abrines played 13 minutes and was 2-5 on FG, 0-1 from deep, 4 points, but instead coach Pascual went with older wing players Juan Carlos Navarro, 28 minutes, 9-9 FT, but just 2-9 FG, 1-4 from deep and American SG Brad Oleson, 19 minutes, 2-6 FG, 5 points, but only 1-5 from deep. Juan Carlos Navarro has been a legend with FC Barcelona and Brad Oleson helped Caja Laboral upset FC Barcelona in Spanish ACB Finals in the past, but not using the more athletic Hezonja and Abrines will in the end, send FC Barcelona home, and out of the EL playoffs if they again watch from the bench in game Four.

Olympiacos used the bad coaching decision by FC Barcelona, to go up 2-1, with another game coming up  in Greece, as Georgios Printezis and Vassilis Spanoulis again led the way, with Greek PF Printezis scoring 19 points in 26 minutes, on 7-13 FG, 2-6(3PT), 3-4 FT, 4 rebounds, while Greek PG Spanoulis had 15 points, 8 assists, on 3-8 FG, 2-5(3PT), 7-10 FT, while American Center Bryant Dunston adding 8 points in the win.  FC Barcelona was led by Juan Carlos Navarro with 14 points and was followed by Czech PG Tomas Satoransky with 12 points in 24 minutes, on 4-8 FG, 2-3(3PT), 2-2 FT, as he started strong early, but shots went to Navarro, Oleson and American PF Justin Doellman later, who also added 10 points, but only 2-8 FG, 1-5 from 3 point land.

 

-   ANADOLU EFES STILL ALIVE DOWN 2-1 NOW AFTER MATT JANNING BUZZER BEATER

3. Anadolu Efes 75 Real Madrid 72 - After blowing a 7 point lead in Spain, Anadolu Efes was down two games to none,  going back to Turkey, but American SG Matt Janning came alive in the second half and led them in scoring with 21 points in 19 minutes, on 8-10 FG, 5-7(3PT), including the Buzzer game winning 3 point shot, after Jaycee Carroll tied it up with a Real Madrid 3 pointer. Janning was followed by Serbian Center Nanad Krstic with 17 points, 7 rebounds, on 7-9 FG, 3-3 FT, while French PG Thomas Huertel added 9 points, Turkish SG Cedi Osman 8 points and Sixers First round pick, Croatian PF Dario Saric added 7 points, 15 rebounds, on 3-12 FG, 1-3(3PT), 0-2 FT, 4 assists.   Real Madrid was led by Spanish PG Sergio Rodriguez with 17 points, on 7-15 FG, 2-7(3PT), 1-1 FT and was followed by SG Sergio Llull with 15 points, but just 2-7 from deep and Rudy Fernandez had 12 points, but just 2-8 from deep.

 

-    PANATHINAIKOS STAY ALIVE DOWN 2-1 GUARD NIKOS PAPPAS 25 PTS LEADS

4. Panathinaikos 86 CSKA Moscow 85 - The Russian power looked real deep and ready for a sweep after the first two games in Russia, but in Greece, Panathinaikos caught fire from 3 point land making a great percentage 16-31 from deep, compared to 9-26 for CSKA Moscow in the one point win.  Greek combo-guard Nikos Pappas showed the reason EJBB put him in the Top 25 List of Euros not NBA drafted, but could help NBA teams, as he went for 25 points in 30 minutes, on 7-12 FG, 5-7(3PT), 6-8 FT, 4 assits, 4 steals, while Greek legend PG Dimitris Diamantidis addded 15 points, 7 assists, on 3-4 FG, 2-3 from deep, 7-8 FT, Greek PF Antonis Fotsis also threw back the clock, making 4-5 from deep, 12 points, American PF James Gist 11 points and Greek SF Vladimir Jankovic 9 points in the win.   CSKA Moscow was led in scoring by American SF Sonny Weems with 24 points, on 9-11 FG, 4-5 from deep, 2-2 FT and was followed by French combo-guard Nando DeColo with 19 points, on 7-13 FG, 3-5(3PT), 2-2 FT, Serbian PG Milos Teodosic 12 points, 9 assists , Russian SF Andrei Kirilenko 11 points and American PF Kyle Hines 10 points.

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