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  Monday, April 4, 2005

Weekend Roundup: Tripkovic Vs Ukic
By Luis Fernández

The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Adriatic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> saw href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> exceptional href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> duel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> between href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> talented href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> young href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guards href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Europe href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weekend: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Roko-Leni href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ukic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Uros href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tripkovic. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> And href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> although href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Roko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> most href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (30 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> adding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> taking href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advantage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> unstoppable href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one-on-one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Uros' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Partizan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> came href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> away href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contribution href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> star href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> young href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shooting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tripkovic, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 25 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> help href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> buddy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Luka href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bogdanovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 17 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals.

Marko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Banic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> certified href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> return href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> top href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> level href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weekend href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zadar, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Buducnost, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> impressive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> individual href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> getting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 31 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Out href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 11 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> where href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surpassed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20-point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> barrier, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zadar href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> won href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> record href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18-10), href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> which href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> speak href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> volumes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> impact href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ACB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tiago href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Splitter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> becoming href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> main href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spark href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> off href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> bench href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tau href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vitoria. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Every href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> day href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> presence href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> required href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> court href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> raise href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> level href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> intensity href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> did href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> again href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weekend href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Unicaja href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Málaga href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> matched href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> arguably href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> best href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> two href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teams href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spain href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> right href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> now) href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> providing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defense, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> intimidation, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> near href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> basket, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 12 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> blocks, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> get href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tau, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> worried href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> about href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague 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.

Sergio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rodríguez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> led href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Estudiantes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 15 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> adding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DKV href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Joventut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> crucial href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> spot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playoffs. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> took href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> advantage href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> undersized href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> matchup href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> score href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> producing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> break, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defense href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> looked href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> poor href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> couldn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lead href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mickaël href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gelabale href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> solid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 13 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> helping href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Real href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Madrid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Girona.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> France, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> all-around href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> player href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Thabo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sefolosha href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 17 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8 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-/> blocks href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Chalon/SaĂ´ne href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> easy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vichy. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> A href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> effort href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> made href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Nikolaos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zissis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Greek href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rewarded href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> His href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 24 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weren't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Olympiacos.

 
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