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  Monday, February 28, 2005

Weekend Roundup: Tomas drops 28, Rodríguez shines
By Luis Fernández

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> scorers href=/profile//> went href=/profile//> head href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> head, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> Marko href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> battle href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Marko href=/profile//> Banic. href=/profile//> Zagreb's href=/profile//> shooter href=/profile//> Tomas, href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> heavy href=/profile//> buzz href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> future, href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> spectacular href=/profile//> stat-line href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 28 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Zadar's href=/profile//> Banic href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> side.

Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> keeps href=/profile//> impressing href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> age, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> contributing href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> Partizan's href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Buducnost href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> directed href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Ivan href=/profile//> Koljevic, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (with href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> poor href=/profile//> three-point href=/profile//> shooting), href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists.

Reflex href=/profile//> overcame href=/profile//> Nemanja href=/profile//> Aleksandrov's href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Bosna. href=/profile//> Mile href=/profile//> Ilic href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hand href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks.

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> superb href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Sergio href=/profile//> Rodriguez href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Madrid href=/profile//> duel href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> front href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 15,000 href=/profile//> people, href=/profile//> being href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> key href=/profile//> piece href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Estudiantes href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Real href=/profile//> Madrid. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bench href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> soon href=/profile//> took href=/profile//> control href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> distributing, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> barely href=/profile//> missing href=/profile//> shots, href=/profile//> speeding href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> tempo, href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> mistakes, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> flashy href=/profile//> stuff href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Estudiantes href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> points. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists.

Fran href=/profile//> Vázquez href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> performance, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 21 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> missed href=/profile//> shot, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> jumpers href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> finishing href=/profile//> near href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> authority. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> added href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> comfortable href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Unicaja href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Caja href=/profile//> San href=/profile//> Fernando. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> difficult href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> Vitoria href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Bilbao, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> managed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Tiago href=/profile//> Splitter href=/profile//> contributing href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> limited href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> time.

In href=/profile//> Italy, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> youngsters href=/profile//> stepped href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> achieve href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Sic href=/profile//> Jessi. href=/profile//> Stefano href=/profile//> Mancinelli href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> impressive, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> Erazem href=/profile//> Lorbek href=/profile//> contributed href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Marco href=/profile//> Belinelli href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points.

Uros href=/profile//> Slokar href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> gaining href=/profile//> confidence href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Snaidero href=/profile//> Udine. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lately-too-often-disappointing href=/profile//> Montepaschi href=/profile//> Siena. href=/profile//> Meanwhile, href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Bargnani href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> trying href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> forget href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> problems, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Air href=/profile//> Avellino href=/profile//> (by href=/profile//> 42 href=/profile//> points) href=/profile//> allowed href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists.

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Russian href=/profile//> Superleague, href=/profile//> Nikita href=/profile//> Shabalkin href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bench href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Samara href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Euras href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 21 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists.

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Greek href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> Panagiotis href=/profile//> Vasilopoulos href=/profile//> displayed href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Iraklis, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> Nikolaos href=/profile//> Zissis href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> key href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> AEK href=/profile//> triumph, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> MENT.

 
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