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  Monday, October 10, 2005

European Roundup: Back To Action
By Luis FernŠndez

We href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> on, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> leagues href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> march, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> here href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> DraftExpress href=/profile//> once href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> continue href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> weekly href=/profile//> coverage href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> performances href=/profile//> recently href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe.

We href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> Olimpija href=/profile//> Ljubljana href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> valuable href=/profile//> road href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Zadar. href=/profile//> Israeli href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> Yotam href=/profile//> Halperin, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> Maccabi href=/profile//> Tel href=/profile//> Aviv href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> seasons href=/profile//> without href=/profile//> enjoying href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> action, href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Slovenian href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals.

Partizan href=/profile//> didnít href=/profile//> suffer href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> weak href=/profile//> NIS href=/profile//> Vojvodina. href=/profile//> Luka href=/profile//> Bogdanovic href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> same href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> shape href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> allowed href=/profile//> him href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> shine href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> U-20 href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> Championship href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> summer. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> On href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> hand, href=/profile//> Domen href=/profile//> Lorbekís href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> werenít href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Helios href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> overcome href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> reinforced href=/profile//> Siroki.

Finally, href=/profile//> Damir href=/profile//> Markota href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> enjoyed href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> promising href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> crucial href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grabbing href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> Cibona href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Zagreb. href=/profile//> Our href=/profile//> Balkan href=/profile//> Correspondent href=/profile//> Kristian href=/profile//> Hohnjec href=/profile//> will href=/profile//> inform href=/profile//> us href=/profile//> about href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> depth href=/profile//> tonight.

After href=/profile//> earning href=/profile//> MVP href=/profile//> honours href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> SuperCup, href=/profile//> Marco href=/profile//> Belinelli href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> level href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> comfortable href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Cantu. href=/profile//> However, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> hottest href=/profile//> name href=/profile//> draft-wise href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Italy href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Bargnani, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> action, href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> anyway href=/profile//> werenít href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> overcome href=/profile//> Viola href=/profile//> Reggio href=/profile//> Calabria.

Itís href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> habit href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> dig href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> division href=/profile//> leagues, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> canít href=/profile//> avoid href=/profile//> mentioning href=/profile//> Danilo href=/profile//> Gallinari, href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> promising href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> youngsters, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> tearing href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> downtown href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Edimes href=/profile//> Pavia href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> LegaDue href=/profile//> (Italian href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> division, href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> rather href=/profile//> strong href=/profile//> league, href=/profile//> even href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> several href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> divisions href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> other href=/profile//> European href=/profile//> countries). href=/profile//> Born href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 1988, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> averaged href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> hitting href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> three-point href=/profile//> attempts.

The href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> yet href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> start, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> tournaments href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> been href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> past href=/profile//> week. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> ACB href=/profile//> Showtime href=/profile//> included href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> four-team href=/profile//> SuperCup href=/profile//> where href=/profile//> Marko href=/profile//> Tomas href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> potential href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> place href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Unicaja href=/profile//> MŠlaga, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> plus href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> Real href=/profile//> Madrid. href=/profile//> Meanwhile, href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> FernŠndez href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> better href=/profile//> version href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> than href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> seen href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Eurobasket, href=/profile//> averaging href=/profile//> 15.5 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Catalonian href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> thrilling href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> hard-earned href=/profile//> victories href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Akasvayu href=/profile//> Girona href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Winterthur href=/profile//> FC href=/profile//> Barcelona.

Neither href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Greece, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> taken href=/profile//> advantage href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> Cup href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> weekend. href=/profile//> Panagiotis href=/profile//> Vasilopoulos href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Olympiakos href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> ICBC, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 22 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Panionios.

 
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