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  Friday, December 24, 2004

Euro roundup: Splitter, Sefolosha, Veremeenko
By Luis Fernández

In href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Euroleague, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tiago href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Splitter href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> gave href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> continuity href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> momentum, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> just href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 20 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tau href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vitoria href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pau href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Orthez.

Partizan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> keeps href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> betting href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> its href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> youngsters, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> also href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> keeps href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> losing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Anyway, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> time href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> better href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ones href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> were href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Uros href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tripkovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kosta href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Perovic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals.

Point href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> duel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Madrid: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sergio href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rodríguez href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Ender href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Arslan. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Both href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> played href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> games, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> especially href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> leading href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> comeback href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Estudiantes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 12 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> But href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Efes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pilsen href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> strong href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> end href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> got href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Arslan href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> contributing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 12 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points.

Nikolaos href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Zissis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> was href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> key href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> part href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> crucial href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> AEK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Athens href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> got href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> F.C.Barcelona. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Greek href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 15 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marc href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gasol href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 9 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Spanish href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> side. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Pau's href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> brother, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> coming href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> injury href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> forced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> play href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> minutes href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> due href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Roberto href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dueñas' href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> injury, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> suffered href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lot href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> on href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> defense, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> being href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> slow href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> inexperienced href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> guard href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> AEK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> big href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> men.

href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Thabo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Sefolosha href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> this href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> week href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ULEB href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Cup: href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 3 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Anyway, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> wasn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> enough href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Chalon, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finally href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Varese, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> sees href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> further href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> chances href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> qualify href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> playoffs.

Costas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vassiliadis, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 18 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-/> helped href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> by href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Panagiotis href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vasilopoulos, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> who href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 10 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> led href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> PAOK href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> an href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> easy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Gravelines.

So href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> far, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> it href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> hadn't href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> been href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> too href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> much href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> of href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> season href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Mirza href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Teletovic, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> but href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> he href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> finally href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> good href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> scoring href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 17 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> grabbing href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> The href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> ugly href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> part href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> is href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> that href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> his href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Oostende href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lost href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> a href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> very href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> important href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> weak href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dutch href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> team href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Groningen.

Gross href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> win href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> DKV href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Joventut href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Superfund href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Kapfenberg, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Rudy href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Fernández href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> having href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 16 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 4 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> steals, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> while href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Marcelo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Huertas href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> helped href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> with href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 8 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 2 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> another href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 6 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists.

Vuk href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Radivojevic href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> had href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 13 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> points, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> rebounds href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> and href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 5 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> assists href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> helping href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Red href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Star href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> remain href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> fight href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> qualification href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> after href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> important href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> victory href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> against href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Telekom href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Basket.

Great href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> game href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> for href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Vladimir href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Veremeenko href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> in href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> the href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> FIBA href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Europe href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> League. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> 21 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 href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> to href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> lead href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Dynamo href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> St. href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Petersburg href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> over href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Hapoel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Tel href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> Aviv, href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> helping href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> them href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> keep href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> their href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> perfect href=/profile/Eduardo-Sommer-/> record.

 
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