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  Monday, May 23, 2005

French League Playoffs: Early Entrants Come up Big
By Jonathan Givony

by href=/profile//> Malek href=/profile//> Ait-Kaci
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All href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> French href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> draft href=/profile//> prospects href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Early-Entry href=/profile//> list href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> playoffs href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week. href=/profile//> Johan href=/profile//> Petro href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Ian href=/profile//> Mahinmi href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> useful href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> respective href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> French href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Thabo href=/profile//> Sefolosha href=/profile//> ran href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Chalon-sur-Saone.
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To href=/profile//> qualify, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> score href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> then href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> opponent href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> aggregate href=/profile//> sum href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//>

The href=/profile//> Swiss href=/profile//> player href=/profile//> Sefolosha href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Hyeres-Toulon. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Hyeres-Toulon href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> usual href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> around href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> compiling href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> 5/10 href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> block. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> back href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Chalon, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> boards href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 33 href=/profile//> minutes. href=/profile//>

Johan href=/profile//> Petro href=/profile//> didn't href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Pau-Orthez's href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> Bourg href=/profile//> (2 href=/profile//> pts href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> block href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> minutes), href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> came href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> bringing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> lot href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> energy href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> ends. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> 5/10 href=/profile//> shooting, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> (4 href=/profile//> offensive) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> blocks href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 21 href=/profile//> minutes, href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Pau href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> huge href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> home. href=/profile//>

Ian href=/profile//> Mahinmi href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> LeHavre href=/profile//> created href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> biggest href=/profile//> surprise href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> round, href=/profile//> getting href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Cholet, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 6th href=/profile//> seed href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> French href=/profile//> cup href=/profile//> finalist. href=/profile//> Mahinmi href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> key href=/profile//> contributor href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> connecting href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> seven href=/profile//> shots, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> finish href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> assist href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> block href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 84-75 href=/profile//> win. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> Mahinmi href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> interior href=/profile//> duos href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league: href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> internationals href=/profile//> Claude href=/profile//> Marquis href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Cyril href=/profile//> Akpomedah. href=/profile//> Mahinmi href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> due href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> foul href=/profile//> trouble, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> consistent href=/profile//> defensively href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> time.

 
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