La Decima Versus La Zocima: It’s On

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May 19, 2018

With two of the best offensive teams in the EuroLeague going head to head in the semis,  it came as no surprise that both teams combined for 175 points with Loss Blancos getting the upper hand. So what happened there? Allowing way too many open looks, perimeter wide open, no this is not the manual to how not to play defense, this is simply what happened in the first minutes…

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The Stories of the Final Four: The Bromance, The Romance And The New Age Miracle

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May 18, 2018

Any coach that have coached in a final four, would probably tell you that there are probably some recurring statements in the locker room every now and then, with the “we’re only 80 minutes away from a title being” one of them. Essentially we can go on and on and on about phrases taken from locker room speeches during the final fours, but truth to be told there’s a lot…

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2017-18 EuroLeague Best Defender: Kyle Hines, CSKA Moscow

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May 9, 2018

The amazing defensive work of Kyle Hines does not go unnoticed by the head coaches of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, who have voted the CSKA Moscow center as the Best Defender Trophy winner for the second time in three years. CSKA is famous for its historically prolific offense, but it all starts with defense for the Russian powerhouse – and Hines is definitely the team’s defensive anchor. CSKA allowed an…

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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of January: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow

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January 29, 2018

In January, Nando De Colo of CSKA Moscow authored another amazing month in what is becoming one of the finest careers of any player in the history of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. With De Colo setting the pace, CSKA extended its lead atop the regular season standings to two victories while winning four games in a row and showing off its league-leading offense by breaking the 100-point barrier twice. As…

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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 14 co-MVP’s: Corey Higgins, CSKA Moscow and Tornike Shengelia, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

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December 23, 2017

At the end of a tough double-week it was two players, Cory Higgins of CSKA Moscow and Tornike Shengelia of Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, who rose to the challenge, leading their respective teams to victories over local rivals on Friday, earning themselves their first-ever MVP of the Round honors in the process. In CSKA’s win over city rivals Khimki Moscow Region, Higgins registered a career-high with 26 points, making 3-of-6 two-pointers,…

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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 10 co-MVP’s: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow and James Gist, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens

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December 2, 2017

Two veteran Turkish Airlines EuroLeague stars helped their teams continue winning streaks on Friday night and in the process ended up sharing the MVP of the Round honor. CSKA Moscow’s Nando De Colo added to his record by winning the 12th such award of his career, while James Gist of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens claimed the first MVP honor of his 164-game EuroLeague career. In CSKA’s 92-78 home victory against FC…

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