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  Friday, October 29, 2004

European roundup: Rudy back to the spotlight
By Luis Fernández

Still href=/profile//> waiting href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ULEB href=/profile//> Cup href=/profile//> competitions href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> running href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> fill href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> mid-week href=/profile//> fixtures, href=/profile//> several href=/profile//> domestic href=/profile//> leagues href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> advantage href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> scheduled href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> games.

In href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> Fernández href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> DKV href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Unelco href=/profile//> Tenerife href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Wednesday href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> League. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> hasn't href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> fqr. href=/profile//> After href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> year's href=/profile//> breakout href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> summer's href=/profile//> Olympic href=/profile//> selection, href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> people href=/profile//> expected href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> him. href=/profile//> But href=/profile//> that's href=/profile//> understandable, href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> rival href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> watching href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> closely href=/profile//> now.

Also href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Spain, href=/profile//> Sergio href=/profile//> Rodríguez href=/profile//> successfully href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> Adecco href=/profile//> Estudiantes href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Lagun href=/profile//> Aro href=/profile//> Bilbao href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> appearance href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> starting href=/profile//> five, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> certainly href=/profile//> won't href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last.

In href=/profile//> Italy, href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> kids href=/profile//> shined href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Bipop href=/profile//> Carire href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> Emilia, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> teenager href=/profile//> Marco href=/profile//> Belinelli href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> Erazem href=/profile//> Lorbek href=/profile//> getting href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> boards href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Stefano href=/profile//> Mancinelli href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> Meanwhile, href=/profile//> Angelo href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> Emilia. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> sixth href=/profile//> consecutive href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Bologna, href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> achievement href=/profile//> matched href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Bargnani href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grabbing href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds.

Roko-Leni href=/profile//> Ukic href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> stat href=/profile//> lines href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> poor href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> avoid href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> teammate href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> KK href=/profile//> Split href=/profile//> Drago href=/profile//> Pasalic href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grabbed href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> Despite href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> comeback href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Dejan href=/profile//> Milojevic, href=/profile//> Vule href=/profile//> Avdalovic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Petar href=/profile//> Bozic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> signing href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Milan href=/profile//> Gurovic, href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> managed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> net href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> limited href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> KK href=/profile//> Partizan href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> path.

Finally, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> France, href=/profile//> Johan href=/profile//> Petro href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fourth href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Pau href=/profile//> Orthez href=/profile//> (the href=/profile//> main href=/profile//> powerhouse href=/profile//> there), href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Ian href=/profile//> Mahinmi href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Le href=/profile//> Havre href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> consecutive href=/profile//> loss.

 
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