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  Monday, March 28, 2005

Weekend Roundup: introducing Renaldas Seibutis
By Luis Fernández

This href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Lithuania, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> young href=/profile//> wing href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> remarkable href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> there. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> name href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> Renaldas href=/profile//> Seibutis, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> check href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> profile href=/profile//> here href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> DraftExpress. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> weekend, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> percentages, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> Sakalai href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Siauliai. href=/profile//> He's href=/profile//> averaging href=/profile//> 23.7 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4.5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2.2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Lithuanian href=/profile//> LKL href=/profile//> league.

In href=/profile//> Turkey, href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> promising href=/profile//> pure href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> guards href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe, href=/profile//> Ender href=/profile//> Arslan, href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> single-handedly href=/profile//> carried href=/profile//> Efes href=/profile//> Pilsen href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Ulker, href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> you href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> watch href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Turkey href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> teams. href=/profile//> Arslan href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 23 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (nailing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> six href=/profile//> three-pointers href=/profile//> attepted), href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> probably href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> display href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season.

As href=/profile//> usual, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> bunch href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> performances href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League. href=/profile//> Let's href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Milan href=/profile//> Majstorovic, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> career href=/profile//> high href=/profile//> 27 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> Reflex href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> (seventh href=/profile//> consecutive href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> team) href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Buducnost. href=/profile//> Mile href=/profile//> Ilic href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hand href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> For href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> Ivan href=/profile//> Koljevic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> assists.

It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Vuk href=/profile//> Radivojevic href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> roundup href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> worthy href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> talking href=/profile//> about. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> Red href=/profile//> Star href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Bosna. href=/profile//> Gordan href=/profile//> Jeretin's href=/profile//> recent href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> might href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> prominent href=/profile//> distribution href=/profile//> role href=/profile//> now, href=/profile//> something href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> could href=/profile//> send href=/profile//> Vuk href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> form href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season.

Partizan href=/profile//> Belgrade href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Siroki, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> youngsters href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> half href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Partizan. href=/profile//> Luka href=/profile//> Bogdanovic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Kosta href=/profile//> Perovic href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks.

Marko href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> kept href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> steady href=/profile//> production href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Zagreb href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> difficult href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Olimpija href=/profile//> Ljubljana's href=/profile//> court. href=/profile//> Damir href=/profile//> Markota href=/profile//> (formerly href=/profile//> known href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> Omerhodzic), href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> those href=/profile//> rare href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> displays href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Cibona's href=/profile//> comfortable href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Helios.

If href=/profile//> there's href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> that's href=/profile//> hot href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Balkans, href=/profile//> it's href=/profile//> Roko-Leni href=/profile//> Ukic, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> extended href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> streak href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 28 href=/profile//> point href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Hemofarm, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> wasn't href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Split href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> powerful href=/profile//> ULEB href=/profile//> Cup href=/profile//> semifinalist href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> current href=/profile//> leader href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League.

After href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> streak href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> games, href=/profile//> Marko href=/profile//> Banic href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> slowed href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> weeks href=/profile//> now, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Zadar href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> suffering href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> consequences href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> many href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> weekend, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> skilled href=/profile//> power href=/profile//> forward href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> usual href=/profile//> self href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 23 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Pivovarna href=/profile//> Lasko, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> Hasan href=/profile//> Rivzic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> settle href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists.

Marcelo href=/profile//> Huertas href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> Vitoria, href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> DKV href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> leader href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> overtime, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> previous href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> Marcelinho href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> really href=/profile//> active, href=/profile//> penetrating, href=/profile//> dishing, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> defending, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> As href=/profile//> usual, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> couldn't href=/profile//> avoid href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> bad href=/profile//> decisions href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> forcing href=/profile//> situations, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> package href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> moment.

Another href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Málaga href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> Unicaja href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Real href=/profile//> Madrid. href=/profile//> Fran href=/profile//> Vázquez href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grabbed href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> (everyday href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> range) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> finishing href=/profile//> near href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> basket, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> mistakes href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> defense. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> capital href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> contribution href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Mickaël href=/profile//> Gelabale, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> missing href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> shots href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> (and href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> quite href=/profile//> long), href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> awesome href=/profile//> athleticism href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> grabbing href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds.

Since href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> injury href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> weeks href=/profile//> ago, href=/profile//> Marc href=/profile//> Gasol href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> providing href=/profile//> F.C.Barcelona href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> needed href=/profile//> size href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> rebounding. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Girona, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> rebounds.

In href=/profile//> Italy, href=/profile//> Angelo href=/profile//> Gigli href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> shape href=/profile//> again, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> track href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team's href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> scorer href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 16, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> Despite href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> showing, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> couldn't href=/profile//> avoid href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> Emilia's href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> agasint href=/profile//> Sicc href=/profile//> Jesi. href=/profile//> Another href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> normality href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Bargnani, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Varese.

In href=/profile//> Bologna, href=/profile//> Erazem href=/profile//> Lorbek href=/profile//> never href=/profile//> rests, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> matched href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Marco href=/profile//> Belinelli's href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Snaidero href=/profile//> Udine.

In href=/profile//> Greece, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> highlight href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 23 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grabbed href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Olympia href=/profile//> Exalco.

Very href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Veremeenko href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Russian href=/profile//> Superleague href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> star-studded href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> Moscow. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> St.Petersburg href=/profile//> fell href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> short href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory.

 
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