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Play-Off bracket1
First Round Schedule
Khimki 56% Oct.13 Valencia
Zalgiris 57% Oct.13 Crvena Zvezd
FC Barcelona 56% Oct.13 Panathinaiko
Anadolu Efes 54% Oct.12 Real Madrid
CSKA 54% Oct.12 EA7 Armani
Brose Bask. 58% Oct.12 Maccabi T-A
Olympiacos 58% Oct.12 Baskonia
Unicaja 58% Oct.12 Fenerbahce
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Koponen's 23 points and 7 assists give him Player of the Week award - Mar 23, 2013


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Petteri
Koponen
24-year old point guard Petteri Koponen (194-PG-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Khimky and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12 (Top 16).
He had the game-high 23 points adding two rebounds and seven assists for Khimky in his team's victory, helping them to crush Fener.Ulker (#7, 2-10) with 23-point margin 99-76. Khimky is placed at 2nd position in Euroleague group F. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Top 16. Khimky will need more victories to improve their 7-5 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Koponen as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Petteri Koponen averages this season 6.3ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) of Zalgiris. He is a center in his first season at Zalgiris. In the last game Lavrinovic recorded impressive 24 points and 5 rebounds. Of course Zalgiris cruised to a 79-71 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Anadolu Efes (#3, 9-3). Zalgiris' 6th position in group E has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-7 record. Lavrinovic is a newcomer at Zalgiris and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Bobby Brown (188-PG-84) of Montepaschi (#5). Brown scored 19 points and passed eight assists. Despite Brown's great performance Montepaschi lost 70-72 to the lower-ranked Besiktas (#8, 1-11). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Montepaschi needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in group F. Their record is 7 victories and 5 lost games. Brown has a great season in Euroleague. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.8ppg (best scorer) and assists with 5.3apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sharrod Ford (206-F/C-82) of Brose Bask. - 16 points and 9 rebounds
5. Sergey Monya (202-PF-83) of Khimky - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Maciej Lampe (211-F/C-85) of Caja Laboral - 21 points and 6 rebounds
7. Bo McCalebb (178-PG-85) of Fener.Ulker - 18 points and 7 assists
8. Ante Tomic (217-C-87) of FCB Regal - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) of Zalgiris - 15 points and 6 rebounds
10. Semih Erden (211-F/C-86) of Anadolu Efes - 13 points and 5 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen based on efficiency calculation, but also including game result, importance of the game, if played recorded double-double/triple-double, etc.
The efficiency formula is a combination of various formulas used by different basketball organizations/leagues. We got involved many basketball scouts and journalists to assure it's accuracy.
The formula: 1.5*PTS + 3*(REB+AST+ST+BL-TO) - 2*BSAG - 4*PF + 3*PFRV + 4*(2FGPM+3FGPM) + 1.5*FTM - 3*(2FGPA-2FGPM) - 3*(3FGPA-3FGPM) - (FTA-FTM)   



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Euroleague Standings
 1. Anadolu Efes 0-0 
 2. Baskonia 0-0 
 3. Brose Bask. 0-0 
 4. Crvena Zvezda 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-0 
 6. EA7 Armani 0-0 
 7. FC Barcelona 0-0 
 8. Fenerbahce 0-0 
 9. Khimki 0-0 
 10. Maccabi T-A 0-0 
 11. Olympiacos 0-0 
 12. Panathinaikos 0-0 
 13. Real Madrid 0-0 
 14. Unicaja 0-0 
 15. Valencia 0-0 
 16. Zalgiris 0-0 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Langford, Unics21.8 
 2. De-Colo, CS.19.1 
 3. Goudelock, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Wanamaker, Darussaf.16.7 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid16.5 
 6. Teodosic, CSKA16.1 
 7. Bogdanovic, Fener.14.6 
 8. James, Panathin.13.1 
 9. Larkin, Baskonia13.1 
 10. Rice, FC Barcelona13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.8 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.7.4 
 3. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.3 
 4. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.0 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.0 
 6. Zizic, Darussafaka6.7 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 8. Dunston, Anadolu .6.2 
 9. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.1 
 10. Tomic, FC Barce.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Teodosic, CSKA6.8 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.1 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid5.9 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia5.7 
 5. Colom, Unics5.7 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.7 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.6 
 8. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.6 
 9. Calathes, Panathin.5.5 
 10. Westermann, Zalgiris5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.1 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.5 
 3. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 4. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.4 
 5. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.4 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia1.3 
 7. Jovic, Crvena Z.1.3 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray1.3 
 9. Hanga, Baskonia1.3 
 10. Fernandez, Real M.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.2 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 3. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 4. Parakhouski, Unics1.2 
 5. Dunston, Anadolu .1.1 
 6. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 7. Singleton, Panathin.1.0 
 8. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 
 9. Honeycutt, Anadolu .0.9 
 10. Kirk, Anadolu Efes0.9 
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