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  Monday, October 17, 2005

European Roundup: Datome makes noise in Siena
By Luis Fernández

We href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Italy href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> have href=/profile//> started href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> strong. href=/profile//> Luigi href=/profile//> Datome, href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> establishing href=/profile//> himself href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> valuable href=/profile//> cog href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> currently href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> hot href=/profile//> Montepaschi href=/profile//> Siena. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> comfortable href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Angelico href=/profile//> Biella, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> there href=/profile//> were href=/profile//> two href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> rounds href=/profile//> played, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> days href=/profile//> later href=/profile//> Montepaschi href=/profile//> destroyed href=/profile//> Air href=/profile//> Avelino href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> 45 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Datome href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Bargnani href=/profile//> keeps href=/profile//> trying href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> gain href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> new href=/profile//> coach’s href=/profile//> confidence. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> case href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Benetton’s href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Biella.

LegaDue href=/profile//> (Italian href=/profile//> second href=/profile//> division) href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> require href=/profile//> our href=/profile//> attention href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> Danilo href=/profile//> Gallinari. href=/profile//> Despite href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> suffered href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> health href=/profile//> issues href=/profile//> during href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> year href=/profile//> old href=/profile//> played href=/profile//> yesterday href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Costa href=/profile//> Imola, href=/profile//> coming href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> bench href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 35 href=/profile//> minute href=/profile//> performance, href=/profile//> crucial href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team's href=/profile//> (Edimes href=/profile//> Pavia) href=/profile//> victory. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> cooled href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> incredible href=/profile//> season href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> perimeter href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> department, href=/profile//> hitting href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> pointers, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks href=/profile//> made href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> difference.

Partizan, href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> favourites href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> Legue, href=/profile//> suffered href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> severe href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Siroki. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> youngsters href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Belgrade href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> appear href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> great href=/profile//> shape, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> Luka href=/profile//> Bogdanovic href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> noise. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> game.

Yotam href=/profile//> Halperin href=/profile//> put href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> (although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> noticeably href=/profile//> worse href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> defensive href=/profile//> end) href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Union href=/profile//> Olimpija. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> unstoppable href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> FMP href=/profile//> Zeleznik href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> slashing href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> struggled href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> little href=/profile//> bit href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> defense href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> trying href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> involve href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> teammates href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> Anyway, href=/profile//> Yotam href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 23 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory. href=/profile//>

Meanwhile, href=/profile//> Jure href=/profile//> Lalic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Zadar href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Crvena href=/profile//> Zvezda.

An href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Novi href=/profile//> Sad, href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> outcome href=/profile//> (a href=/profile//> clear href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> home href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> weak href=/profile//> Zagreb), href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> because href=/profile//> Serbian href=/profile//> junior href=/profile//> hero href=/profile//> Milenko href=/profile//> Tepic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> NIS href=/profile//> Vojvodina, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> top href=/profile//> prospect href=/profile//> Ante href=/profile//> Tomic href=/profile//> contributed href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Zagreb href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 22 href=/profile//> minutes.

Still href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Balkans, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> outside href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> performances href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Croatia. href=/profile//> Hrvoje href=/profile//> Kovacevic href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> Slavonski href=/profile//> Brod href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Triglav href=/profile//> Osigurance, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 27 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> youngsters href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Split href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> promintent href=/profile//> role href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> team's href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Hermes href=/profile//> Analitica: href=/profile//> Hrvoje href=/profile//> Peric href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Franko href=/profile//> Kastropil href=/profile//> settled href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//>

Meanwhile, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Serbia, href=/profile//> Dragan href=/profile//> Labovic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Borac href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Atlas.

Still href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> seeing href=/profile//> action href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> domestic href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> yet, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Greek href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> fighting href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Cup. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> local href=/profile//> Thessaloniki href=/profile//> duel href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> faced href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Aris, href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> triumph href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (including href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> treys).

The href=/profile//> Turkish href=/profile//> league href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> fresh href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Oguz href=/profile//> Savas href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> credentials href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 22 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> Ulker href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Buyuk href=/profile//> Kolej. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Baltic href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> Paulius href=/profile//> Jankunas href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Zalgiris href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> comfortable href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Kalev/Cramo. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> France, href=/profile//> Yannick href=/profile//> Bokolo href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> complete href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> couldn’t href=/profile//> avoid href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Le href=/profile//> Mans href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Gravelines. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> Belgium, href=/profile//> Mirza href=/profile//> Teletovic href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> Telindus href=/profile//> Oostende href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Spirou href=/profile//> Charleroi.

In href=/profile//> Russia, href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> St. href=/profile//> Petersburg href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> start href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> SuperLeague, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> Viktor href=/profile//> Keiru href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Veremeenko href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> fair href=/profile//> share href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> importance href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> results. href=/profile//> Viktor href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> significant href=/profile//> contribution href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Ural href=/profile//> Great, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 13 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> shined href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> CSK href=/profile//> VVS-Samara, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> share href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> spotlight href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Samara's href=/profile//> Andrei href=/profile//> Komarovski, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> well, href=/profile//> plus href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> steals.

Early href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> Cup href=/profile//> kicked href=/profile//> off href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> pan-European href=/profile//> competition href=/profile//> level-wise, href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ULEB href=/profile//> Cup. href=/profile//> One href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> pitted href=/profile//> DKV href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> Badalona href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Galil href=/profile//> Elyon, href=/profile//> meaning href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> 1985-born-player href=/profile//> duel href=/profile//> between href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> Fernández href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Lior href=/profile//> Eliyahu. href=/profile//> While href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> easily href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Israeli href=/profile//> team, href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Rudy's href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> Lior href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals.

 
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