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  Friday, December 24, 2004

Euro roundup: Splitter, Sefolosha, Veremeenko
By Luis Fernández

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

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

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

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

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

Costas href=/profile//> Vassiliadis, href=/profile//> with href=/profile//> 18 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 4 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> helped href=/profile//> by href=/profile//> Panagiotis href=/profile//> Vasilopoulos, href=/profile//> who href=/profile//> had href=/profile//> 10 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 2 href=/profile//> steals, href=/profile//> led href=/profile//> PAOK href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> an href=/profile//> easy href=/profile//> victory href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Gravelines.

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

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

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

Great href=/profile//> game href=/profile//> for href=/profile//> Vladimir href=/profile//> Veremeenko href=/profile//> in href=/profile//> the href=/profile//> FIBA href=/profile//> Europe href=/profile//> League. href=/profile//> 21 href=/profile//> points, href=/profile//> 6 href=/profile//> rebounds href=/profile//> and href=/profile//> 3 href=/profile//> assists href=/profile//> to href=/profile//> lead href=/profile//> Dynamo href=/profile//> St. href=/profile//> Petersburg href=/profile//> over href=/profile//> Hapoel href=/profile//> Tel href=/profile//> Aviv, href=/profile//> helping href=/profile//> them href=/profile//> keep href=/profile//> their href=/profile//> perfect href=/profile//> record.

 
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