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  Friday, December 17, 2004

Euro roundup: good games for Gelabale and Zissis
By Luis FernŠndez

A href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> MickaŽl href=/profile//> Gelabale href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Euroleague, href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> 17 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> missed href=/profile//> shot href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grabbing href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> playing href=/profile//> very href=/profile//> nice href=/profile//> defense. href=/profile//> Axel href=/profile//> Hervelle href=/profile//> added href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> (including href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> unexpected href=/profile//> treys href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> front href=/profile//> court) href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Real href=/profile//> Madrid, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> away href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> Bologna href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> victory. href=/profile//> Stefano href=/profile//> Mancinelli href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> improved href=/profile//> perimeter href=/profile//> stroke, href=/profile//> netting href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> treys href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> end href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Italian href=/profile//> team.

Nikolaos href=/profile//> Zissis href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> AEK href=/profile//> Athens href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> close href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Olimpija href=/profile//> Ljubljana, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds, href=/profile//> 5 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//> Ulker href=/profile//> Istanbul href=/profile//> upset href=/profile//> Tau href=/profile//> Vitoria href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> own href=/profile//> court, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> Tiago href=/profile//> Splitter href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> recovered href=/profile//> from href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> injury. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 8 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> team.

Partizan href=/profile//> keeps href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> track, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> at href=/profile//> least href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> showcasing href=/profile//> its href=/profile//> talented href=/profile//> youngsters. href=/profile//> Against href=/profile//> Efes href=/profile//> Pilsen, href=/profile//> Uros href=/profile//> Tripkovic href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> Semih href=/profile//> Erden href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> Luka href=/profile//> Bogdanovic href=/profile//> added href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds.

Strange href=/profile//> Euroleague href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Zalgiris href=/profile//> Kaunas href=/profile//> lately: href=/profile//> they href=/profile//> are href=/profile//> able href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> powerhouses href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> F.C.Barcelona href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> Montepaschi, href=/profile//> while href=/profile//> losing href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> much href=/profile//> weaker href=/profile//> teams href=/profile//> like href=/profile//> Scavolini, href=/profile//> or href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week, href=/profile//> Adecco href=/profile//> Asvel. href=/profile//> Paulius href=/profile//> Jankunas href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> best href=/profile//> players href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Lithuanians href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 11 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals. href=/profile//>

In href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> ULEB href=/profile//> Cup, href=/profile//> Rudy href=/profile//> FernŠndez href=/profile//> showed href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> week href=/profile//> why href=/profile//> he’s href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> special href=/profile//> prospects href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> Europe. href=/profile//> After href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> throughout href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> game, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> down href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> entering href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> final href=/profile//> minute, href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> Spanish href=/profile//> SG href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> all href=/profile//> 7 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> DKV href=/profile//> Joventut href=/profile//> (3 href=/profile//> field href=/profile//> goals href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> additional href=/profile//> free href=/profile//> throw), href=/profile//> including href=/profile//> a href=/profile//> steal, href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> give href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> GHP href=/profile//> Bamberg.

Tahirou href=/profile//> Sani href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> be href=/profile//> showing href=/profile//> some href=/profile//> life href=/profile//> signs. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> grabbed href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Gravelines, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> enough href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> beat href=/profile//> Charleroi. href=/profile//> Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis’ href=/profile//> scoring href=/profile//> punch href=/profile//> rarely href=/profile//> disappoints, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> wasn’t href=/profile//> any href=/profile//> different href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> Debreceni href=/profile//> Vadkakasok, href=/profile//> adding href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> win. href=/profile//> Another href=/profile//> good href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Ivan href=/profile//> Koljevic, href=/profile//> having href=/profile//> 20 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebound href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Buducnost href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> important href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Alba href=/profile//> Berlin.

Armands href=/profile//> Skele href=/profile//> is href=/profile//> looking href=/profile//> pretty href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> stat-wise href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> usual, href=/profile//> this href=/profile//> time href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> assists, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> it href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> fifth href=/profile//> loss href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Liège, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> advance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> next href=/profile//> round href=/profile//> seems href=/profile//> almost href=/profile//> impossible href=/profile//> right href=/profile//> now. href=/profile//> Marcin href=/profile//> Gortat href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> on href=/profile//> EiffelTowers href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> help href=/profile//> RheinEnergie href=/profile//> get href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> victory, href=/profile//> but href=/profile//> his href=/profile//> rebounding href=/profile//> performance href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> limited href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> lonely href=/profile//> capture.

BC href=/profile//> Kiev href=/profile//> got href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> League href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> BC href=/profile//> Fersped, href=/profile//> so href=/profile//> Oleksiy href=/profile//> Pecherov href=/profile//> was href=/profile//> given href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> chance href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> play, href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> didn’t href=/profile//> waste href=/profile//> it. href=/profile//> In href=/profile//> just href=/profile//> 15 href=/profile//> minutes href=/profile//> he href=/profile//> scored href=/profile//> 14 href=/profile//> points href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> added href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds. href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> St. href=/profile//> Petersburg href=/profile//> remains href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> only href=/profile//> unbeaten href=/profile//> team href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> competition, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Veremeenko href=/profile//> as href=/profile//> one href=/profile//> of href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> most href=/profile//> solid href=/profile//> pieces. href=/profile//> He href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 16 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> against href=/profile//> Larissa.

 
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