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  Monday, October 31, 2005

Euro Roundup: Rudy Fernández On Fire
By Luis Fernández

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

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

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

Still href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Balkans, href=/profile//> we href=/profile//> find href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> few href=/profile//> teenagers href=/profile//> making href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> noise href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Serbian href=/profile//> League. href=/profile//> Nenad href=/profile//> Mijatovic, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> Buducnost href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Primorka. href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Dasic href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hand href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> Meanwhile, href=/profile//> Dragan href=/profile//> Labovic href=/profile//> continues href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> particular href=/profile//> show href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> season, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 28 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> Borac href=/profile//> couldn’t href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Mornar. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Croatian href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> Split href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> comfortable href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Sibenik, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Hrvoje href=/profile//> Peric href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists.

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

Finally, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> EuroCup, href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 23 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Fenerbahce.

 
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