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  Friday, November 12, 2004

Pan-European leagues roundup
By Luis Fernández

The href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> round, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> youngsters href=/profile//> mostly href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> poor href=/profile//> showings, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> performances.

Marco href=/profile//> Belinelli href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> late href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> added href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Stefano href=/profile//> Mancinelli href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Erazem href=/profile//> Lorbek, href=/profile//> meant href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> Efes href=/profile//> Pilsen href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Ender href=/profile//> Arslan href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals.

Uros href=/profile//> Slokar href=/profile//> overcame href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> disappointing href=/profile//> early href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Opel href=/profile//> Slyliners. href=/profile//> Nikolaos href=/profile//> Zisis href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Ioannis href=/profile//> Bourousis href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grabbed href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> AEK href=/profile//> Athens href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Zalgiris href=/profile//> Kaunas.

Fran href=/profile//> Vázquez’s href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> weren’t href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Unicaja href=/profile//> Málaga href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> avoid href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> Vitoria.Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> wasn't href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> stop href=/profile//> Partizan href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Estudiantes, href=/profile//> especially href=/profile//> considering href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> collected href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> garbage href=/profile//> time.

This href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> saw href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ULEB href=/profile//> Cup, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> competition href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> 42 href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Continent href=/profile//> compete, href=/profile//> obviously, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> competition href=/profile//> itself, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> especially href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> claim href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> spot href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> season’s href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> rewards href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> winner.

With href=/profile//> such href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> large href=/profile//> amount href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> teams, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> can href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> number href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> prospects. href=/profile//> Starting href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> Férnandez, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Marcelo href=/profile//> Huertas, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> dished href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> couldn’t href=/profile//> avoid href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> ugly href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> DKV href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> GHP href=/profile//> Bamberg. href=/profile//> Yannick href=/profile//> Bokolo href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> luckier href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> weren’t href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Le href=/profile//> Mans, href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> BK href=/profile//> Ventspils.

Nemanja href=/profile//> Aleksandrov href=/profile//> keeps href=/profile//> recieving href=/profile//> consistent href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> –on href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> occasion href=/profile//> 34 href=/profile//> minutes- href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> KK href=/profile//> Reflex href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Turk href=/profile//> Telecom href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> overtime. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> countrymen href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Hemofarm href=/profile//> Vrsac href=/profile//> defeated href=/profile//> Liège, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> Armands href=/profile//> Skele href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists.

Marcin href=/profile//> Gortat href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> part href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> RheinEnergie href=/profile//> Köln's href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Eiffel href=/profile//> Towers href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> complete href=/profile//> stat href=/profile//> line href=/profile//> consisting href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> blocks. href=/profile//> Eduardo href=/profile//> Hernández-Sonseca href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> Gran href=/profile//> Canaria href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> little href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bench href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> KK href=/profile//> Zadar.

Finally, href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> usually href=/profile//> obscence href=/profile//> amount href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> 20, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> add href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> Thessaloniki href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Debreceni href=/profile//> Vadkakasok.

To href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> roundup, href=/profile//> let’s href=/profile//> take href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> look href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> performances href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> (the href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> terms href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> level): href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Veremeenko href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> St. href=/profile//> Petersburg, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Kresimir href=/profile//> Loncar href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> BC href=/profile//> Kiev, href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> victory, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> confirming href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> status href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> heavy href=/profile//> favourites href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> competition.

 
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