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  Monday, October 31, 2005

Euro Roundup: Rudy Fernández On Fire
By Luis Fernández

An href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> impressive href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rudy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fernández. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Not href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> did href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> deliver href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> back-to-back href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> excellent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performances, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DKV href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Joventut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> awesome href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> start href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> (4-1 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> record href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ACB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League). href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> On href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Wednesday, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 22 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gran href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Canaria, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> three href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> days href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> later href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> added href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> triumph, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Forum href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Valladolid. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Last href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> physical href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> problems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seem href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forgotten href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> now, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> currently href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ranked href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fourth href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> efficiency href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> entire href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> slowly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assuming href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leadership href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> role href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aíto href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> García-Reneses href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> demanded href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fill.

If href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Joventut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> happiest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> stories href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> early href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> into href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ACB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> saddest href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> can’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> any href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> other href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> than href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> dreadful href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> start href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Adecco href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Estudiantes, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> perennial href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playoff href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> squad href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> winless href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> campaign href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> so href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> far. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> news href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> them href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> came href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Akasvayu href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Girona, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> when href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Carlos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Suárez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> erupted href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> point, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebound href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tomas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> perfect href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> day href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> from href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> field href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> plus href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> helping href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Real href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Madrid href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> roll href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lagun href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aro href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bilbao. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Coach href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Maljkovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> giving href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> consistent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> seems href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> be href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> already href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> paying href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> off.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Adriatic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Yotam href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Halperin href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> has href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> given href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> more href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> proof href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ability, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> netting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 28 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> plus href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> although href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wasn’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Olimpija href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Crvena href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zvezda. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Despite href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> production, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> needs href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> better href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> involve href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teammates href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> offense. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Partizan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rolled href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pivovarna href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Lasko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> magnificent href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Luka href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Bogdanovic, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 27 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> missing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> only href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> one href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> shot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> entire href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> adding href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kosta href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Perovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contributed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> double-double: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> him. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> An href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ugly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> loss href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cibona href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Hemofarm href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> despite href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> nice href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> performance href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Damir href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Markota href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 14 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals.

Still href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Balkans, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> we href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> find href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> few href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> teenagers href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> making href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> some href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> noise href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Serbian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Nenad href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mijatovic, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 25 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, 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, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> led href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Buducnost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> easy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Primorka. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vladimir href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dasic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> gave href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hand href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 14 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Meanwhile, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dragan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Labovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> continues href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> particular href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> show href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 28 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> although href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Borac href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> couldn’t href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> beat href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mornar. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Croatian href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Split href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> got href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comfortable href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sibenik, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Hrvoje href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Peric href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists.

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Turkey, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Oguz href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Savas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> keeps href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> surprising href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> production. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> He href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scored href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 14 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> grabbed href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 7 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ulker’s href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Karsiyaka.

Finally, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> FIBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> EuroCup, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Costas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vassiliadis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> led href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PAOK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 23 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> although 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-/> away href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fenerbahce.

 
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