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FaviconSpain - Liga Endesa Round 9: No surprise as #1 FC Barcelona defeats Movil Estudiantes 

Thomas<br>Heurtel<br>
Thomas
Heurtel
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Liga Endesa top team - FC Barcelona (8-1) had no problems winning another game on Sunday. This time they beat sixteenth ranked Movil Estudiantes (2-6) in Madrid 101-84. The game was mostly controlled by FC Barcelona. Movil Estudiantes managed to win third quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. FC Barcelona dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Movi...


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FaviconTurkey - BSL Round 7: Banvit record their first victory 

McKenzie<br>Moore<br>
McKenzie
Moore
There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with derby games, favorites losing the games and even winless team recording their first victory. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Banvit has finally registered their first victory this season after five consecutive losses. The win is especially important as they defeated much higher ranked Pinar Karsiyaka (3-4) 84-75 on Saturday. They outrebounded Pinar Karsiyaka 39-24 including 27 on the defensive glass.


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FaviconBelgium - Euromillions League Round 8: Spirou Charleroi defeats Belfius Mons-Hainaut in the game between Top 4 teams 

Quincy Ford
Quincy Ford
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. An interesting game for Spirou Charleroi (5-2) which hosted in Charleroi second-ranked Belfius Mons-Hainaut (5-3). Third ranked Spirou Charleroi had an easy win 94-52. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Spirou Charleroi dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Belfius Mons-Hainaut's 28. They outrebounded Belfius Mons-Hainaut 38-17 including a 28-10 advantage in defensive re...


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FaviconSerbia - KLS Round 7: Novi Pazar edges Spartak by two points 

Nemanja<br>Krstic<br>
Nemanja
Krstic
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most exciting game of round 7 in the KLS took place in Subotica. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Spartak (3-4) to second ranked Novi Pazar (6-1) 75-73 on Saturday evening. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 5-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 75-73. Novi Pazar made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game. They also force...


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FaviconTurkey - Scottie Wilbekin selected the top Turk playing abroad in last week's games 

Scottie<br>Wilbekin<br>
Scottie
Wilbekin
We bring you last week's top performances from Turks who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is an international guard Scottie Wilbekin (188-93, agency: BeoBasket). He was the major contributor in a Maccabi T-A's victory against the closely-ranked Hapoel Holon in the Israeli Winner League in Saturday night's game.


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FaviconItaly - A2: results and rankings 8th round East/ West 

Eric<br>Lombardi<br>
Eric
Lombardi
A2 EAST 8^ ROUND OraS Ravenna-Pompea Mantova 96-76 Hertz Cagliari-Le Naturelle Imola Basket 79-97 De' Longhi Treviso-Termoforgia Jesi 90-68 Bakery Piacenza-Tezenis Verona 76-83 Baltur Cento-Assigeco Piacenza 66-79 XL Extralight Montegranaro-Lavoropiu Fortitudo Bologna 71-76 Bondi Ferrara-Unieuro Forl 93-94 d. after 1 overtime G.S.A. Udine-Roseto Sharks 76-59 Ranking: Lavoropiu Fortitudo Bologna 16, De' Longhi Treviso 12, XL Extralight Montegranaro 12, Unieuro Forl 12, G.S.A. Udine 10, O...


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FaviconGreece - A2 Round 6 of Regular Season 

Martin<br>Paasoja<br>
Martin
Paasoja
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in A2, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Round 6 in A2 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Athens where host Psychiko (3-3) crushed league's leader Ermis Agias (4-2) 98-76 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Ermis Agias. Psychiko made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) duri...


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FaviconFrance - ProB Round 6: Sluc Nancy is the new leader 

John Cox
John Cox
It's still too early stage of the Regular Season in ProB, but even now we can clearly see the differece between stronger teams and outsiders. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games, games ending by tiny margin and even winless team recording their first victory. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked Sluc Nancy as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Sluc Nancy s...


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FaviconPoland - 1Liga Round 10: Enea Astoria hands first loss to Sokol Lancut 

Jakub Dluski
Jakub Dluski
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most surprising game was the first loss ofSokol Lancut (9-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by seventh ranked Enea Astoria (6-4) 95-73. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Sokol Lancut. Enea Astoria dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Sokol Lancut's 34. They outrebounded Sokol Lancut 42-25 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds.


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FaviconBalkan League - Round 4: Beroe defeats Academik Plovdiv in the game between Top 4 teams 

Conner<br>Frankamp<br>
Conner
Frankamp
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. An interesting game for Beroe (3-0) which played road game in Plovdiv against 3rd ranked Academik Plovdiv (1-2). Top-ranked Beroe managed to get a 9-point victory 95-86. Worth to mention a great performance of American point guard Conner Frankamp (185-95, college: Wichita St.) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 4 assists. The other American import guard Adonis Filer (195-93, college: Florida Atlantic) contributed with 19 poi...


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FaviconLithuania - NKL Round 13: Palanga defeats Ezerunas in the closest game of the week 

Jalen Riley
Jalen Riley
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. Fifteenth-ranked Ezerunas (3-9) gave a tough game to second ranked Palanga (9-3) in Moletai on Friday. The visitors from Palanga managed to secure only three-point victory 69-66. However their fans expected much easier game. Palanga forced 25 Ezerunas turnovers. American point guard Jalen Riley (182-93, college: E.Tenn.St.) stepped up and scored 16 points for the winners and center Aurimas Majauskas (202-93, college: Sam Houston St., agency...


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FaviconKosovo - Ibar Rozaje signs Vincent Zollo, ex Bashkimi 

Vincent<br>Zollo<br>
Vincent
Zollo
VINCENT ZOLLO KK Ibar Rozaje (Erste Liga) signed 26-year old American forward Vincent Zollo (206-107kg-92, college: Cleveland State, agency: Slash Sports). He played last season at Bashkimi in Kosovan Superliga. In 17 games he had 14.3ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.6apg. Zollo helped them to win the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. They also made it to the Cup final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League 2nd Team and All-I...


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FaviconKosovo - Kosovan Superliga round 9 best performance: Jordan Capps 

Jordan Capps
Jordan Capps
American Forward Jordan Capps (201-F-95) had a great game in the last round for Bashkimi, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 9. The 23-year old player was the main contributor (40 points, seven rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Rahoveci (#2, 7-2) 103-93. Bashkimi maintains the 5th position in Kosovan Superliga. Bashkimi is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. Th...


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FaviconBelarus - Pustahvar is back at Falco-Vulcano 

Aliaksandr<br>Pustahvar<br>
Aliaksandr
Pustahvar
ALIAKSANDR PUSTAHVAR Falco-Vulcano Energia KC Szombathely (A Division) signed 33-year old Belarusian international small forward Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-98kg-85). It is actually his comeback to Szombathely as he has played here before. Pustahvar already started the season at AS Kastoria in Greek A2 league. The last season he played at Falco-Vulcano where in 46 A Division games he had 7.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.0apg. Pustahvar helped them to make it to both league and Cup finals after they e...


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FaviconUkraine - Oleksandr Lypovyy selected the top Ukrainian playing abroad in last week's games 

Oleksandr<br>Lypovyy<br>
Oleksandr
Lypovyy
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Ukrainians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international guard Oleksandr Lypovyy (200-91). He led Promitheas to a victory over the league outsider Cretan Kings in the Greek A1 in Saturday night's game.


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FaviconGeorgia - Superleague Round 2: Olimpi defeats BC Titebi 

Mark Ogden
Mark Ogden
There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Regular Season in Superleague. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most surprising game was a loss of BC Titebi (1-1) at the home court on Saturday night. Hosts were rolled over by Olimpi (1-1) 93-70. The game without a history. Olimpi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Olimpi outrebounded BC Titebi 43-28 including a 30-19 advantage in defe...


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FaviconSweden - Basketligan Round 11: Sodertalje Kings defeat KFUM Jamtland in the game between Top 4 teams 

Alexander<br>Lindqvist<br>
Alexander
Lindqvist
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. An interesting game for Sodertalje Kings (10-1) which hosted in Sodertalje 3rd placed KFUM Jamtland (9-4). First ranked Sodertalje Kings had an easy win 97-78. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of KFUM Jamtland. The game was mostly controlled by Sodertalje Kings. KFUM Jamtland managed to win third quarter 23-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sodertalje Kings forced 19 KFUM Jamtland...


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FaviconSweden - Jeffery Taylor selected the top Swedish players playing abroad in last week's games 

Jeffery<br>Taylor<br>
Jeffery
Taylor
We bring you last week's top performances from Swedish players who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Experienced Maciej Lampe (211-C/F-85) could not help Jilin Tigers (5-6) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Jilin Tigers were edged 117-115 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#5) Xinjiang Flying Tige.


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FaviconSwitzerland - Clint Capela's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Swiss players playing currently abroad: 

Clint Capela
Clint Capela
We bring you last week's top performances from Swiss players who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. This week's number one is former international power forward Clint Capela (208-94). Heto an easy victory against the Sacramento Kings in the NBA in Saturday night's game.


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FaviconSlovakia - Interview with Peter Lisicky 

Peter<br>Lisicky<br>
Peter
Lisicky
Peter Lisicky (193-G-76, college: Penn St.) (193-G-76, college: Penn St.) former player of Benetton Treviso and Air Avellino in an old interview: Tell us how you decided to become professional basketball player. I didn't decide to become a professional basketball player, but I definitely wanted to give it a try from an early age. I recall being 14 years old in 1990, and I was asked to speak at a luncheon to a group of retirees from the Kiwanis Club in my hometown. I had just finished my...


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FaviconSlovakia - Kyle Kuric selected the top Slovakian playing abroad in last week's games 

Kyle Kuric
Kyle Kuric
Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Slovakians who are currently playing abroad. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Kyle Kuric (193-89). He led FC Barcelona to a victory over the ninth-ranked Zalgiris in the Euroleague in Friday night's game.


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FaviconFYR Macedonia - Prva Liga Round 7: Rabotnicki defeats Feni Industries in the game between Top 4 teams 

Kiril<br>Nikolovski<br>
Kiril
Nikolovski
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. An interesting game for Rabotnicki (6-0) which hosted in Skopje 3rd placed Feni Industries (4-3). Leader Rabotnicki managed to get a 5-point victory 92-87. Rabotnicki made 25-of-26 free shots (96.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international power forward Kiril Nikolovski (210-88) who helped to win the game recording 18 points an...


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FaviconFYR Macedonia - Round 6, Second Division 

Kiril<br>Nikolovski<br>
Kiril
Nikolovski
Macedonian second basketball division consists two leagues, East and West. In the East division consisted from 12 teams, Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje and Akademija FMP Skopje are still undefeated. Team Milanovski suffered the biggest lost this round losing from leaders Karpos Sokoli 2000 Skopje 117-33. In the West division Teteks TTK Tetovo and Heraklea Bitola has score of 5-1, and also KK Angeli Skopje if they win tonight they might join them on the top. In this round Heraklea Bitola won th...


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FaviconBosnia - Bosna Royal Sends Two Americans Home after 1-5 Start! 

Kiril<br>Nikolovski<br>
Kiril
Nikolovski
After getting out to a disastrous 1-4 start the team decided to terminate the agreements with two American players Michael Mallory and Leland King. Julio Guity is still with the team but sat on the bench on Sunday as the team fell to 1-5 on the season with the 95-73 loss to Vogosca. The coach mentioned the lack of experience and the inability to assimilate the new players into the team this season as the reason for the poor start so far. Mallory and King were statically the best two pla...


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FaviconBosnia - Division I Round 5: Sloboda Tuzla loses to Mladost 

Vladimir<br>Aleksic<br>
Vladimir
Aleksic
Coincidentally all hosts won their games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The biggest surprise took place in Mrkonjic Grad where host Mladost (3-1) beat league's leader Sloboda Tuzla (3-2) 90-86 on Wednesday evening. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Sloboda Tuzla was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Mladost shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percen...


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