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  Friday, March 4, 2005

Euroleague: Zissis and Lorbek carry their teams
By Luis Fernández

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> excitement href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> doesn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stop href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Top-16. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Every href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> crucial href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> second href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> round href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> heartbreaking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ones href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> draft href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> prospects href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> starring.

AEK's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> dream href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reaching href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarterfinals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> alive, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> totally href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> alive, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> getting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> second href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Top-16. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Once href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> again, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> even href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ever, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Nikolaos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zissis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> key href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> piece href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Greeks, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Turkish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> powerhouse href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Efes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pilsen. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> far href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> AEK's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scorer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 22 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 70-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hitting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> treys; href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> effectively href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> directed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finishing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 13-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comeback href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarter. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> No, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> story. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zissis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> off href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> balance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> buzzer-beating href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> miraculous href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> turnaround href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> pointer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> losing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> balance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> posesion href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ball. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> amazing.

Another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> youngster href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> magical href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Erazem href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lorbek href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> came href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> off href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bench href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lead href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> close href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Panathinaikos. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> matter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> life href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> or href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> death: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> its href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> first href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vitoria href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> second href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> loss, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> home, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> would href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> really href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> overcome. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Facing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> such href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defensively href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> strong href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> as href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Greeks, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> injury href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Matjas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Smodis, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> main href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> offensive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> reference href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> frontcourt href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> setback href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> countryman href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Erazem href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lorbek href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stepped href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> up href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> became href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scorer href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> them href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarter, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> aggressive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> offensive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> department href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> them. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> And href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everything href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 23 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time.

 
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