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Khimki 61% Oct.20 Zalgiris
Olympiacos 58% Oct.20 Unicaja
Valencia 58% Oct.20 Anadolu Efes
Crvena Zvezd Oct.19 FC Barcelona 97%
Maccabi T-A 96% Oct.19 Baskonia
Panathinaiko 57% Oct.19 Brose Bask.
EA7 Armani 56% Oct.19 Fenerbahce
Real Madrid 58% Oct.19 CSKA
Khimki, Zoran Planinic, KC Rivers Eligible for Israeli NT? - Mar 18, 2013


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K.C. Rivers
Last week, en route to my press box seat on row number 14 at Nokia Arena, moments ahead of what revealed to be Maccabi Tel Aviv's heroic 80-79 Euroleague triumph over Khimki Moscow, I caught up with Shay Hausmann, a former executive of Israel's Maccabi Ashdod, who frequently covers the Israeli's Euroleague campaign.

Mulling over the obvious size advantages the Russian's enjoyed over their Jewish rivals, Hausmann said, "For Maccabi to win, they must run Khimki out the gym."

"Full-court pressure defense and a high-paced offense are the only styles of play for Maccabi to be victorious this season," he added.

Hausmann was he right.

Maccabi on the other hand, thinking differently, enrolled in a slow-paced match, allowing a brilliant Zoran Planinic to take full advantage of his lengthy 6-foot-7 frame and exciting handles to post-up defenders, score, and feed Khimki's big men easy buckets.

Though he was fabulous in the first twenty-minutes of the encounter, Planinic's dominance disrupted the Russian's execution down the stretch. The former New Jersey Nets Croatian Point guard / Shooting guard / Small forward, who according to Tel Aviv insiders is high on Maccabi's upcoming recruiting list, recorded key turnovers, displayed poor defense on Ricky Hickman, and was solely responsible for Khimki's meltdown.

Personally, I felt Planinic's nonchalant demeanor and whiny attitude towards the officials, took a toll on his teammates when seeking guidance.

Planinic knew his pitiable second-half had cost Khimki the game and possibly its ticket to the Euroleague Elite 8 series. Shirtless, Khimki's veteran star sat frozen in disbelief on a white plastic chair facing his teammates in sorrow.

Roughly 45 minutes later, Planinic, in a graphic t-shirt, blue above-the-knee shorts, and flip-flops, was last to stroll out of Khimki's locker following the loss.

One victim who appeared frustrated with his lack of touches due to Planinic's dubious decision making was 6-foot-5 shooting guard K.C. Rivers.

Rivers, sprinting the baseline from corner-to-corner, was clutch for Khimki, connecting on 3-for-5 from beyond the arc, scoring 9-of-his-11 points during the final 11 minutes. With Planinic in foul trouble, Rivers could have, and should have done some ball handling to free up Vitaly Fridzon, who was constantly burying shots.

After a quick hand shake with Rivers outside of Khimki's dressing room, the former Clemson graduate and I awkwardly found ourselves communicating in Hebrew. Rivers, it appears, is no stranger to the Holy Land lingo. Marrying into a family with Jewish identity, the 26-year-old journeyman showcased an impressive Hebrew vocabulary. In fact, our overwhelming conversation escalated into Rivers sharing tidbits on the various Jewish holidays and costumes his family observes.

Eurobasket spies informed that European power Real Madrid have inquired about Rivers, a crafty lefty shooter who averages nearly 10 points per game on 50% field-goal shooting, and 38% from deep in the Euroleague.   



Euroleague: The best summer additions (part 1) - 1 day ago
In this article, we will try to highlight the best signing for every Euroleague club made this summer. The evaluation will be based on scouting predictions, without any additional impressions based on Round 1 performances. The author will chose only one player per team with basic analyze and explanation. 1. Valencia Basket Valencia was very active on transfer market this summer. Spanish champions have strengthened roster with well-known names such as Erick Green, Tibor Pleiss, Aaron Doo...   [read more]

Pierre
Jackson
Jackson's 27 points and 9 assists give him Player of the Week award - 3 days ago
26-year old point guard Pierre Jackson (180-PG-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Maccabi T-A and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 1. He had the game-high 27 points adding seven rebounds and nine assists for Maccabi T-A in his team's victory, helping them to crush Brose Bask. (#14, 0-1) with 17-point margin 88-71. It's just the very beginning of the season and Maccabi T-A won just one (their first) game. It's too early to say anything as the stand...   [read more]

Kevin
Seraphin
Review of Round 1 - 4 days ago
FC Barcelona - Panathinaikos 98-71 The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Greek Panathinaikos (0-1) on the court of Spanish FC Barcelona. Visitors were rolled over by FC Barcelona 98-71. The game without a history. FC Barcelona led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. FC Barcelona outrebounded Panathinaikos 40-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. Their pl...   [read more]


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Euroleague Standings
$$Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 1-0 
 2 FC Barcelona 1-0 
 3 Khimki 1-0 
 4 Maccabi T-A 1-0 
 5 Olympiacos 1-0 
 6 Real Madrid 1-0 
 7 Unicaja 1-0 
 8 Zalgiris 1-0 
 9 Anadolu Efes 0-1 
 10 Baskonia 0-1 
 11 Brose Bask. 0-1 
 12 Crvena Zvezda 0-1 
 13 EA7 Armani 0-1 
 14 Fenerbahce 0-1 
 15 Panathinaikos 0-1 
 16 Valencia 0-1 
$$ANGT Standings
 1 ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2 Bayern U18 0-0 
 3 BBA U18 0-0 
 4 Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5 CFBB 0-0 
 6 Cibona U18 0-0 
 7 Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8 CSKA U18 0-0 
 9 Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10 Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11 FCB U18 0-0 
 12 Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13 GBA U18 0-0 
 14 Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15 Joventut U18 0-0 
 16 L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17 Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18 LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19 Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20 Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21 Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22 Partizan U18 0-0 
 23 Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24 Seville U18 0-0 
 25 Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26 Spars U18 0-0 
 27 Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28 U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29 Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30 USK U18 0-0 
 31 VEF U18 0-0 
 32 Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Full Standings
Last:10/13/2017
ANGT Standings
 1. ALBA Berlin 0-0 
 2. Bayern U18 0-0 
 3. BBA U18 0-0 
 4. Cedevita U18 0-0 
 5. CFBB 0-0 
 6. Cibona U18 0-0 
 7. Cr.Zvezda U18 0-0 
 8. CSKA U18 0-0 
 9. Darussafaka U18 0-0 
 10. Estudiantes U18 0-0 
 11. FCB U18 0-0 
 12. Fenerbahce U18 0-0 
 13. GBA U18 0-0 
 14. Gran Canaria U18 0-0 
 15. Joventut U18 0-0 
 16. L.Rytas U18 0-0 
 17. Las Palmas U18 0-0 
 18. LHospitalet U18 0-0 
 19. Macc.TA U18 0-0 
 20. Mega Bemax U18 0-0 
 21. Panathinaikos U18 0-0 
 22. Partizan U18 0-0 
 23. Real Madrid U18 0-0 
 24. Seville U18 0-0 
 25. Skyliners U18 0-0 
 26. Spars U18 0-0 
 27. Stellazzurra U18 0-0 
 28. U.Olimpija U18 0-0 
 29. Unicaja U18 0-0 
 30. USK U18 0-0 
 31. VEF U18 0-0 
 32. Zalgiris U18 0-0 
Last:9/6/2017
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Luka DONCIC
  Real Madrid
  (201-G-99)
  Avg: 27
 1. Doncic, Real Madrid27.0 
 2. Jackson, Maccabi .27.0 
 3. McCollum, Anadolu .26.0 
 4. Seraphin, FC Barce.24.0 
 5. Green, Valencia22.0 
 6. Higgins, CSKA21.0 
 7. Pappas, Panathin.20.0 
 8. Rodriguez, CSKA20.0 
 9. Shved, Khimki19.0 
 10. De-Colo, CS.19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Will CLYBURN
  CSKA
  (201-SF-90)
  Avg: 12
 1. Clyburn, CSKA12.0 
 2. Moerman, FC Barce.11.0 
 3. Ayon, Real Madrid10.0 
 4. Ledo, Anadolu Efes9.0 
 5. Seraphin, FC Barce.9.0 
 6. Green, Valencia8.0 
 7. Randolph, Real Madrid8.0 
 8. Vesely, Fenerbahce8.0 
 9. Thomas, Maccabi .7.0 
 10. Thompson, Olymp.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas HEURTEL
  FC Barce.
  (189-PG-89)
  Avg: 9
 1. Heurtel, FC Barce.9.0 
 2. Jackson, Maccabi .9.0 
 3. Sloukas, Fenerbahce7.0 
 4. Rochestie, Crvena Z.7.0 
 5. Theodore, EA7 A.6.0 
 6. Wanamaker, Fener.6.0 
 7. Pressey, FC Barce.6.0 
 8. Vives, Valencia6.0 
 9. Calathes, Panathin.6.0 
 10. Hickman, Brose B.5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Janis TIMMA
  Baskonia
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 4
 1. Timma, Baskonia4.0 
 2. Heurtel, FC Barce.3.0 
 3. Rochestie, Crvena Z.3.0 
 4. Ayon, Real Madrid3.0 
 5. Antic, Crvena Z.3.0 
 6. Clyburn, CSKA3.0 
 7. Jenkins, Khimki2.0 
 8. Markovic, Khimki2.0 
 9. Dobric, Crvena Z.2.0 
 10. McCollum, Anadolu .2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris SINGLETON
  Panathin.
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 4
 1. Singleton, Panathin.4.0 
 2. Vesely, Fenerbahce3.0 
 3. Seraphin, FC Barce.3.0 
 4. Parakhouski, Maccabi .3.0 
 5. Ayon, Real Madrid2.0 
 6. Diop, Baskonia2.0 
 7. Tarczewski, EA7 A.2.0 
 8. Voigtmann, Basko.1.0 
 9. Thompson, Fener.1.0 
 10. Papapetrou, Olymp.1.0 
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