Σάββατο, 1 Νοεμβρίου 2014

Olympiacos beat Neptūnas for Euroleague third day

Olympiacos beat Neptūnas for Euroleague third day. Olympiacos needed an extra time to beat Neptūnas but even like this made its third victory in three games. The home team had 0/10 three pointers in the first half and was behind in score but in the second half they made a 7-0 run and balanced the game. In the end of the normal time Shakur missed a chance to win the game by missing a free throw and in extra time Olympiacos won the game. Vasilis Spanoulis had a great game with 34 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds. Kostas Sloukas helped his team with crucial shots and 13 points. Simas Galdigas finished the game with a double double, 13 points and 11 rebounds.
Quarters' scores: 15-17, 30-38, 55-55, 76-76 OT: 81-85.

Neptūnas: Mazeika 11, Girdziunas 4, Nacius, Sinica, Dimsa 5, Gailius 16, Galdikas 13, Shakur 13, Beliauskas, Zavackas 14, Vasylius, Butkevicius 5.
Olympiacos: Petway 9, Hunter, Dunston 10, Spanoulis 34, Sloukas 13, Christodoulou, Agravanis, Mantzaris, Kavvadias, Katsivelis, Lafayette 3, Lojeski 10.

Πέμπτη, 30 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Panathinaikos beat Fenerbahçe Ülker for Euroleague third day

Panathinaikos hosted and beat Fenerbahçe Ülker for Euroleague third day. Panathinaikos players probably felt good with  Želimir Obradović in the court even as the opponent coach and had a great day. With 31 points in the first quarter and 59 in the half time Panathinaikos was unstopable. Panathinaikos finished first half with 2 team turnovers, 10/12 three pointers and 16 assists. AJ Slaughter had 17 points with 5/7 three pointers, Esteban Batista had 14 points with 6/7 field goals and Dimitris Diamantidis with his 6 assists reached 1005 total assists in Euroleague. In the second half it was natural that Panathinaikos would not continue in such high level but still broadened the difference in the third quarter. Only in the last quarter Fenerbahce with partial score 9-16 lowered the difference to 18 points. Panathinaikos had 18/26 three pointers, 25 assists and 16 turnovers (14 in the second half). Fenerbahce Ulker with 4/21 three pointers could not compete but with only 7 turnovers didn't let the score reach record levels. AJ Slaughter had 23 points with 7/10 three pointers, Antonis Fotsis had 4/4 three pointers, Janis Blums had 3/3 three pointers and Dimitris Diamantidis had 10 assists. Dimitris Diamantis needed one assist to break the 1.000 assists milestone and is now counting 1.009 assists in Euroleague.
Quarters' scores: 31-19, 59-36, 82-57, 91-73

Panathinaikos (Ivanovic): Charalampopoulos, Slaughter 23, Bochoridis 3, Giankovits 7, Fotsis 13, Pappas 9, Mavrokefalidis, Diamantidis 5, Gist 8, Batista 14, Blums 9, Wright.
Fenerbahçe Ülker (Obradović): Goudelock 9, Hickman 5, Bjelica 16, Erden, Turkyilmaz, Bogdanovic 10, Altintig, Savas 2, Zoric 9, Vesely 13, Sipahi 4, Preldzic 5.

Panelefsiniakos and coach Skarafigas part ways

Panelefsiniakos and coach Giorgos Skarafigas part ways. The Greek coach announced his resignation to the team board which accepted it and agreed on mutual termination of his contract. Skarafigas, who had served Panelefsiniakos for years and promoted the team to the Basket League, took the blame for the bad beginning of the team in Basket League 2014-2015 that counts three defeats in three games. All technical stuff resigned except Lefteris Tsaousidis who the board chose to coach the team in the fortcoming game against Kolossos Rodou.

Vangelis Alexandris is Panionios' new coach

Panionios counts three defeats in three games and after the release of Thanasis Papachatzis the team was searching for an experienced coach. Vangelis Alexandris had coached Larisa, PAOK, Apollon Patras, Irakleio, Marousi, Olympia Larisas, AEK, Kolossos Rodou, Kavala and the National Team of Jordan.

AEK and Vernon Goodridge part ways

AEK and Vernon Goodridge part ways after only three games in the Basket League Greece 2014-2015. Goodridge averaged 2.67 points and 2 rebounds in 10 minutes per game.

Τετάρτη, 29 Οκτωβρίου 2014

Aris - PAOK 0-20 (interrupted) for Basket League second day

Aris hosted PAOK for Basket League second day. In the previous season PAOK beat Aris in Alexandreion but needed an extra time to do it and since then both teams changed a lot. The game started 25 minutes after it was scheduled since one referee was hit by an object thrown by fans. First quarter was tight, PAOK was constantly leading the score by 1-2 points. In the second quarter Aris took the lead with a three pointer by Gikas, 20-18. PAOK with a 7-0 run took back the lead, 20-25, and Aris with replied with an 8-0 run, 28-20. The game was interrupted again as another object hit a referee 42 seconds before half time and the referees left the court. The referees asked the fans to evacuate the court in order for the game to continue, the fans didn't evacuate within an hour and the referees left the court. The game was won by PAOK 20-0 after Hellenic Basketball Clubs Association's decision. 
Quarters' scores: 17-18,

Aris BC (Priftis): Pasalic, Manolopoulos, Dimas, Gikas, Reed, Poulianitis, Charisis, Vezenkov, Naymick, Mourtos, Simtsak, Adegboye.
PAOK BC (S. Markopoulos): Langford, Liapis, Charalampidis, Carter, Kakaroudis, Tsochlas, Dedas, Margaritis, Kottas, Odum, Vaughn, Saloustros.

Τρίτη, 28 Οκτωβρίου 2014

AEK signed Carl English

AEK signed Carl Jerome English. The 33 years old Canadian guard has played in NBA D-League with Florida Flame, in Italy for Virtus Bologna, in Croatia for KK Zadar and in Spain for several teams. English is a member of the national team of Canada.