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  Friday, January 28, 2005

European Roundup: a stellar Fran Vázquez
By Luis Fernández

Fran href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vázquez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> greatly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> helped href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Unicaja href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Málaga's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> chances href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> keep href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> options href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> open href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> regarding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> potential href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advancement href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> top-16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/>

Taking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advantage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lack href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> size href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Opel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Slyliners, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vázquez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comfortable href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> paint, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hitting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> typical href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mid-rangers href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 19 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> blocks.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> between href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> qualified, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ender href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Arslan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contributed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> off href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bench href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Efes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pilsen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Real href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Madrid. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Turkish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> excellent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> looking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> really href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> confident, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> succesfully href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> distributing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ball, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> taking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advantage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quickness href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> line href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hitting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> few href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> jumpers. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ended href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals.

It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Luka href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bogdanovic. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> After href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bolting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Red href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Star href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> join href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Partizan, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> appeared href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> take href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> step href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> back. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> face href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Olympiakos, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surrounded href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Uros href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tripkovic, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Predrag href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Samardziski, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebound, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> didn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> matter, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> came href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> away href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ugly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> loss href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> under href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> belt.

Having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounded href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> several href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> barely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> any href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Johan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Petro href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> continued href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> momentum, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 13 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 19 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> CSKA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Moscow, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> although href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> traveled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Russia.

AEK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> keeps href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amazing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everyone, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> despite href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> losing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Maccabi href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aviv, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> short href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> road href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> such href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> powerhouse, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> considered href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> almost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> triumph. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Nikolaos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zissis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> do href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> despite href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> poor href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shooting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 12 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists.

Tau href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vitoria href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> key href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Panathinaikos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> its href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> road href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> top-16. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> And href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tiago href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Splitter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> court href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finishing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dusko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ivanovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> liking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> level href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> effort href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> skill href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Brazilian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> displays href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> regular href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basis.

Erazem href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lorbek href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 13 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 12 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> blocks, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> helping href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Italian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> overtime href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cibona href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zagreb.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> FIBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Europe href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> mention href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> our href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> usual href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guest, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vladimir href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Veremeenko, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 12 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> blocks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dynamo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> St. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Petersburg href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lemesos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> improve href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Russian's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> record href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> competition href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> perfect href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 12-0.

 
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