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Round 3 (Regular Season)

Group A
Cedevita 58% Oct.25 Andorra
Paris-Levall Oct.25 Fiat TO 97%
Darussafaka 59% Oct.25 Unics
Group B
Buducnost 99% Oct.25 Galatasaray
Lietkabelis 56% Oct.25 Grissin Bon
Hapoel J-M Oct.25 B.Muenchen 97%
Group C
Limoges 59% Oct.25 ALBA
Lietuvos ryt Oct.25 Lokomotiv 76%
RETAbet BB 94% Oct.25 Partizan NI
Group D
Ratiopharm 54% Oct.25 Gran Canaria
Dolomiti En 56% Oct.25 Tofas
ASVEL 60% Oct.25 Zenit
Stellar Upsides from Aleks Maric and Richard Hendrix - Apr 14, 2013


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Aleksandar
Maric
Behind a strong double-double showing of 12 points and 10 rebounds, courtesy of 6-11 Australian center Aleks Maric, and thanks to a dominate Most Valuable Player performance by interim big man Richard Hendrix, who contributed 14 points and 9 boards, Russian Lokomotiv Kuban secured its first ever Eurocup title with a 75-64 triumph over Spanish Uxue Bilbao.

Both Maric (Panathinaikos) and Hendrix (EA7 Milan), shown the door by their recently respected Euroleague homes, have managed to come alive in Russia, upped their statistics, and resurrect their stardom, en route to returning to Euroleague action next season.

While Maric is locked in with Kuban for the upcoming 2013-14 season, Hendrix, who is on a loan from Milan, will get shipped back to Italy to honor the second year of his deal.

Kuban Coach Evgeny Pashutin utilized his massive inside presence to the maximum. Maric playing the center, and Hendrix at power-forward revealed to be a killer duo combining for 19 boards, five of them offensive, and five assists.

"Our strategy offensively was to go inside to Richard Hendrix and Aleks Maric," a victorious Pashutin said. "They both dominated and we were able to get a lead, go from there and have a good game," the 44-year-old Russian-born coach added.

Awkwardly enough, Israeli power Maccabi Tel Aviv, currently trailing Real Madrid 0-2 in the best-of-five Euroleague quarter-finals series, is getting demolished inside the paint by its Spanish rival.

Seeing that Maccabi sent 7-footer Giorgi Shermadini to Greece on December 2012, and waived high-flying 6-8 power-forward Malcolm Thomas, who is now hooping for the Chicago Bulls, Shawn James' outstanding performances remain no match against Madrid's inside firepower. Dating back to March 2013, Maccabi targeted and engaged in conversations with Maric, who eventually preferred the Russian currency. Upon joining Kuban on January 2013, David Blatt heavily pursued Hendrix, and urged Tel Aviv officials to re-sign the Alabama alumnus. Yet Maccabi executives eventually inked Croatian Euroleague-rook Darko Planinic to a multi-year deal.

Planinic is far from being the coaching staff favorite Hendrix was, or Maric could have been, registering just 3.5 points and 1.5 boards during 6.5 minutes per versus Madrid.

As Madrid outrebounds Tel Aviv 85-44 over the first pair of series contests, Maric, tailing a miserable four points in seven minutes for Panathinaikos under former coach Zeljko Obradovic last season, has jump-started his international career, revisiting his dominance from when playing in Serbia with Partizan Belgrade.

"Our target from the beginning was to win this cup. We are now going to the play in the Euroleague. We conquered our goal of taking Kuban to the next level. It is an amazing feeling," said Maric, completing his Eurocup debut season with double-digit scoring figures of 11 points and 7.3 rebounds nightly.

Hendrix's season upside has also been remarkable. The 264-pounder who took home Israel's Center of the Year honors, discovered unfamiliar territory earlier this season under Sergio Scariolo, barley logging double-digits in minutes, which by default, meant failing to adapt to the Italian system.

In Russia, Hendrix revived his brand, doubled his scoring averages, and tripled his European competition statistics. For Kuban's defensive anchor, winning the Eurocup title was simply the icing on the cake.   




Jalen
Reynolds
Jalen Reynolds gets MVP of the Week award for EuroCup - 10 hours ago
American Jalen Reynolds (208-F-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Grissin Bon RE and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2. The 25-year old forward had a double-double of 23 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team edged out Galatasaray (#6, 0-2) 74-71. Grissin Bon RE need more victories to improve their 1-1 record. Reynolds turned to be Grissin Bon RE's top player in his first season with the team. Xavier University graduate has ver...   [read more]

Curtis
Jerrells
Curtis Jerrells left Hapoel Jerusalem - 6 hours ago
30-year old American point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-88kg-87, college: Baylor) left Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League). In two games he had 7.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.5apg and 1.5spg this season. He also played 2 games in Eurocup where he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.0apg and 2.0spg. Jerrells played there also last season. In 39 Winner League games he averaged 13.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to win the league title (twice) and the cup (also twice). Quite imp...   [read more]

Scottie
Wilbekin
Results and Stats from Round 2 of Regular Season - 1 day ago
Group A Unics - Paris-Levallois 76-68 There was no surprise when French Paris-Levallois (0-2) were defeated on the road by Russian Unics Kazan (2-0) 76-68 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 12 points at the halftime before their 42-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Unics Kazan dominated on the defensive end, holding Paris-Levallois to just 6 points in third quarter. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Unics Kazan looked well-orga...   [read more]


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Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1 Darussafaka 2-0 
 2 Fiat TO 2-0 
 3 Unics 2-0 
 4 Andorra 0-2 
 5 Cedevita 0-2 
 6 Paris-Levallois 0-2 
Group B
 1 B.Muenchen 2-0 
 2 Buducnost 2-0 
 3 Grissin Bon RE 1-1 
 4 Lietkabelis 1-1 
 5 Galatasaray 0-2 
 6 Hapoel J-M 0-2 
Group C
 1 Lokomotiv 2-0 
 2 Limoges 1-1 
 3 RETAbet BB 1-1 
 4 ALBA 1-1 
 5 Lietuvos rytas 1-1 
 6 Partizan NIS 0-2 
Group D
 1 ASVEL 1-1 
 2 Dolomiti En. TR 1-1 
 3 Gran Canaria 1-1 
 4 Ratiopharm 1-1 
 5 Tofas 1-1 
 6 Zenit 1-1 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Amedeo DELLA VALLE
  Grissin.
  (192-SG-93)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Della-Valle, Grissin.22.5 
 2. Prepelic, Paris-Le.20.5 
 3. Mavrokefalid., Lietuvos.20.5 
 4. Kadji, Tofas20.5 
 5. Miller, Partizan.19.5 
 6. Todorovic, RE.19.5 
 7. Ragland, Lokomotiv18.5 
 8. Hopson, Galatasaray18.5 
 9. Wilbekin, Darussafaka18.0 
 10. Mbakwe, Fiat TO17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Drew GORDON
  Zenit
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 11
 1. Gordon, Zenit11.0 
 2. Reynolds, Grissin .10.0 
 3. Aldemir, Darussaf.9.0 
 4. Diaw, Paris-Levallois8.5 
 5. Peterson, Lietuvos.8.0 
 6. Mbakwe, Fiat TO8.0 
 7. Christmas, Galatasa.7.5 
 8. Owens, Tofas7.0 
 9. Hendrix, Galatasa.6.5 
 10. Sikma, ALBA6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Baris ERMIS
  Tofas
  (194-PG-85)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Ermis, Tofas9.5 
 2. Kramer, Lietuvos.8.0 
 3. Albicy, Andorra8.0 
 4. Gordic, Buducnost7.5 
 5. Jovic, B.Muenchen7.0 
 6. Dyson, Hapoel J-M6.5 
 7. Williams, Lietkabelis6.5 
 8. Colom, Unics6.5 
 9. Mekel, Gran C.6.0 
 10. Akpinar, Ratio.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 DeMarcus NELSON
  AS.
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Nelson, AS.3.0 
 2. Ohayon, Hapoel J-M3.0 
 3. Hobbs, B.Muenchen2.5 
 4. Forray, Dolomiti.2.5 
 5. Smith, Unics2.5 
 6. Aguilar, Gran Canaria2.0 
 7. Ozdemiroglu, Darussaf.2.0 
 8. Elegar, Lokomotiv2.0 
 9. Ragland, Lokomotiv2.0 
 10. Jerrells, Hapoel J.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Stephane LASME
  Unics
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 3
 1. Lasme, Unics3.0 
 2. Sikma, ALBA2.0 
 3. Owens, Tofas2.0 
 4. Jaiteh, Limoges2.0 
 5. Hendrix, Galatasa.1.5 
 6. Elegar, Lokomotiv1.0 
 7. Lockett, Unics1.0 
 8. Madgen, Lietuvos.1.0 
 9. Balvin, Gran Canaria1.0 
 10. Marinkovic, Partizan.1.0 
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