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  Friday, March 25, 2005

Euroleague: Career high for Erazem Lorbek
By Luis Fernández

This href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> saw href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> penultimate href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> round href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Top-16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Europleague. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> have href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> qualified href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarterfinals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> groups href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> battle href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> intense href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nothing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> settled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> yet.

Group href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> F href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> those, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Panathinaikos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tau href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vitoria href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> battling href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spots. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Climamio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bologna href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> did href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> its href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> homework href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> there href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defeating href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Top-16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> winless href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zalgiris href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kaunas, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Erazem href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lorbek href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> third href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> five href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> far href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stage) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scorer, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> career href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> high href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 24 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> adding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> less href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 25 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> everywhere href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> offensive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> end, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> remarkable href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> versatility href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> front href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Larry href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Legend href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> himself, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> arena href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> watching href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> It href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lorbek's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> blossoming href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> become href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> unstoppable. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> His href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> European href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> cut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> relying href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> impressive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> set href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> skills href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fundamentals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finally href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> placing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Old href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Continent's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> men href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> elite. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Less href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> brightly, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Stefano href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mancinelli href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> gave href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> typical href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all-around href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steady href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contribution 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.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Group href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> G, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> impressive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> AEK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Athens, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> which href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> makes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> four href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wins href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> five href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Top-16. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> cruel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ending href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> awaiting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> them href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> if href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> manage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Turkey href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Efes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pilsen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (which href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> almost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> impossible href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> achievement href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> right href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> now) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> they href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> likely href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> qualify href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarterfinals. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Anyway, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> considered href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> huge href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> success. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Prokom href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Trelf href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sopot, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Nikolaos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zissis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> solid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finishing 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-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lead href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Greeks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Polish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> His href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> will href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> need href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> superior href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> effort href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> next href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> though.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> same href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> group, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Benetton href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Treviso href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> easy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> away href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> quarterfinals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comfortably href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beaten href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Efes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pilsen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> home. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Andrea href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bargnani href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> receiving href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> regular href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> action href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lately, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 11 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 13 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> looking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> little href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bit href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> aggressive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> at href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> showing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> consistency href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> long href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> range href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shot.

 
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