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  Friday, March 25, 2005

Euroleague: Career high for Erazem Lorbek
By Luis Fernández

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

Group href=/profile//> F href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> those, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna, href=/profile//> Panathinaikos href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> Vitoria href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> battling href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> spots. href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> did href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> homework href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> defeating href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Top-16 href=/profile//> winless href=/profile//> Zalgiris href=/profile//> Kaunas, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Erazem href=/profile//> Lorbek href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> (out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> five href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> far href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> stage) href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team's href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> scorer, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> career href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> 24 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> less href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> time. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> everywhere href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> end, href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> remarkable href=/profile//> versatility href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> front href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Larry href=/profile//> Legend href=/profile//> himself, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> arena href=/profile//> watching href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Lorbek's href=/profile//> blossoming href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> become href=/profile//> unstoppable. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> cut href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> relying href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> set href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> skills href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> fundamentals, href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> placing href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Old href=/profile//> Continent's href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> men href=/profile//> elite. href=/profile//> Less href=/profile//> brightly, href=/profile//> Stefano href=/profile//> Mancinelli href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> typical href=/profile//> all-around href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> steady href=/profile//> contribution href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals.

In href=/profile//> Group href=/profile//> G, href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> impressive href=/profile//> AEK href=/profile//> Athens, href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> makes href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> wins href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> five href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Top-16. href=/profile//> But href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> cruel href=/profile//> ending href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> awaiting href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> week: href=/profile//> if href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> can't href=/profile//> manage href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Turkey href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Efes href=/profile//> Pilsen href=/profile//> (which href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> impossible href=/profile//> achievement href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> now) href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> won't href=/profile//> likely href=/profile//> qualify href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> quarterfinals. href=/profile//> Anyway, href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> considered href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> success. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week's href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Prokom href=/profile//> Trelf href=/profile//> Sopot, href=/profile//> Nikolaos href=/profile//> Zissis href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> finishing href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Greeks href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Polish href=/profile//> team. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> need href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> superior href=/profile//> effort href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> too, href=/profile//> though.

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

 
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