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  Monday, April 17, 2006

Euro Roundup: Rudy Fernández Still Strong
By Luis Fernández

It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hangover href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> DKV href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> EuroCup. href=/profile//> They href=/profile//> first href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> delayed href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Caja href=/profile//> San href=/profile//> Fernando, href=/profile//> resulting href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> big href=/profile//> loss. href=/profile//> Only href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> Fernández href=/profile//> seemed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> report href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 23 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> what’s href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> impressive, href=/profile//> 33 href=/profile//> efficiency href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 48 href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> totaled. href=/profile//> DKV href=/profile//> recovered href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> weekend, href=/profile//> beating href=/profile//> Pamesa href=/profile//> Valencia, href=/profile//> again href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> leading href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> squad href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals.

Another href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> fire href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> Sergio href=/profile//> Rodríguez. href=/profile//> After href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> consecutive href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> dishing href=/profile//> out href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> stepped href=/profile//> up href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> reaching href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Llanera href=/profile//> Menorca, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> go href=/profile//> along href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (only href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> FG href=/profile//> missed), href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> turnovers href=/profile//> too. href=/profile//> It href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> third href=/profile//> win href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Adecco href=/profile//> Estudiantes href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> these href=/profile//> four href=/profile//> prolific href=/profile//> games href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Sergio.

Tiago href=/profile//> Splitter href=/profile//> finished href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague’s href=/profile//> quarterfinal href=/profile//> series href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Panathinaikos href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> another href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> performance, href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> Vitoria href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> unexpectedly href=/profile//> advance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Final href=/profile//> Four. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> delivering href=/profile//> consistency href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> both href=/profile//> ends href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> court. href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> suffered href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> hangover href=/profile//> later href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> weekend href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Ricoh href=/profile//> Manresa, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> still href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Brazilian href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists.

With href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> focused href=/profile//> now href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> domestic href=/profile//> competition, href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> three href=/profile//> more href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> (short-term href=/profile//> wise) href=/profile//> youngsters href=/profile//> shined. href=/profile//> Andrea href=/profile//> Bargnani href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> difficult href=/profile//> two-point href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Upea href=/profile//> Capo href=/profile//> d’Orlando. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (including href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> perfect href=/profile//> 4/4 href=/profile//> behind href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> arc) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> Treviso href=/profile//> outscored href=/profile//> Upea href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 30 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> spent href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> court.

The href=/profile//> same href=/profile//> successful href=/profile//> outcome href=/profile//> enjoyed href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> shares href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> leadership href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Benetton href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> Lega, href=/profile//> Climamio href=/profile//> Bologna, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Basket href=/profile//> City’s href=/profile//> classic href=/profile//> duel href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> VidiVici href=/profile//> Bologna. href=/profile//> Marco href=/profile//> Belinelli href=/profile//> contributed href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> Not href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> fortunate, href=/profile//> Thabo href=/profile//> Sefolosha’s href=/profile//> double-double href=/profile//> (11 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> rebounds) href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Angelico href=/profile//> Biella href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> overcome href=/profile//> Snaidero href=/profile//> Cucine href=/profile//> Udine.

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> French href=/profile//> League, href=/profile//> Oleksiy href=/profile//> Pecherov href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> finally href=/profile//> finding href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> serious href=/profile//> consistency href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> offensive href=/profile//> efforts. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> reached href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> 15-point href=/profile//> mark href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> last href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> games. href=/profile//> This href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Roanne, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 12 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> although href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> particularly href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Paris href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game. href=/profile//> Yannick href=/profile//> Bokolo href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> Le href=/profile//> Mans href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Reims href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds.

In href=/profile//> Serbia, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Superleague href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> already href=/profile//> started. href=/profile//> It’s href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> competition href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> decides href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> country’s href=/profile//> champion, href=/profile//> gathering href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Serbian href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Adriatic href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Serbian href=/profile//> League. href=/profile//> Borac href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> opener href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Masinac, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> Milos href=/profile//> Teodosic href=/profile//> shined href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 25 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> generation href=/profile//> mate href=/profile//> Nenad href=/profile//> Mijatovic href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Buducnost’s href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Zdrvalje. href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Dasic href=/profile//> gave href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> hand href=/profile//> too href=/profile//> posting href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> double-double href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> rebounds.

Mornar href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> no href=/profile//> rival href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> Partizan href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Kosta href=/profile//> Perovic href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic. href=/profile//> The href=/profile//> center href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> steals href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> blocks, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> guard href=/profile//> settled href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals.

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Russian href=/profile//> Superleague, href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Veremeenko href=/profile//> has href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> excellent href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> couple href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> performances. href=/profile//> First, href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Unics href=/profile//> Kazan, href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 19 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists. href=/profile//> Later href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> St. href=/profile//> Petersburg href=/profile//> lost href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> Moscow, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> settled href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 9 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists.

Very href=/profile//> interesting href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> facing href=/profile//> Spartak href=/profile//> St. href=/profile//> Petersbug href=/profile//> vs. href=/profile//> Lokomotiv href=/profile//> Rostov. href=/profile//> Anton href=/profile//> Ponkrashov href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> point, href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> rebound href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> short href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> achieving href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> triple-double href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> squad href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> czarist href=/profile//> capital. href=/profile//> Meanwhile, href=/profile//> Dimitriy href=/profile//> Sokolov, href=/profile//> not href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> also href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> Lokomotiv href=/profile//> come href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> one-point href=/profile//> victory.

In href=/profile//> Puerto href=/profile//> Rico, href=/profile//> Enrique href=/profile//> Ramos href=/profile//> informs href=/profile//> us href=/profile//> that href=/profile//> Jose href=/profile//> Juan href=/profile//> Barea href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> busy href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> local href=/profile//> BSN href=/profile//> league. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> 3rd href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Saturday, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> which href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> significant href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> time, href=/profile//> Barea href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 23 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> 9-16 href=/profile//> shooting href=/profile//> (1-4 href=/profile//> 3P), href=/profile//> going href=/profile//> 4-4 href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> throw href=/profile//> line, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> turnover href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 1 href=/profile//> steal href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> 26 href=/profile//> minutes. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> winning href=/profile//> basket href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> after href=/profile//> taking href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> inbounds href=/profile//> pass href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> mid-court href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> seconds href=/profile//> left href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> driving href=/profile//> into href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> lane href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> layup href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 1.3 href=/profile//> seconds href=/profile//> remaining href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> clock. href=/profile//> His href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> Santruce href=/profile//> won href=/profile//> 76-74.

 
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