by Nick Gibson
The champs fell victim to premature elimination. CSKA Moscow’s ten-game winning streak came to an end. Olympiacos and Cibona lit up the scoreboard for 191 points as Jamont Gordon tied a Top 16 record with an index rating of 40. Group F is shattering the unbelievably high expectations it had coming in, as all four teams are tied with 2-2 records and the home teams have yet to budge. Still, there is one thing—one solitary accomplishment—that has the international basketball community abuzz seven days later: My 6-2 record in the Euroleague’s 14th week of play shoved me up over a hundy for the year at a mark of 101-39. Bravo, me. Can we get an encore?
Maroussi (2-2) vs. Regal Barcelona (3-1) – Senegalese 7-footer Boniface N’Dong is far from polished on the offensive end. Consider now that he’s leading Barcelona in scoring after four Top 16 games at a 15 PPG clip, good for 19th in the EL during that span. Meanwhile, last year’s MVP Juan Carlos Navarro is sitting at 43rd with 11.8 points and November MVP Pete Mickael’s 9.8 average doesn’t even land him in the top 50. This is reserved dominance at its best. Barcelona.
Partizan (3-1) vs. Panathinaikos (0-4) – On the one hand is Panathinaikos. Last year’s champions. Knocked out last week. Nothing to play for. On the other is Partizan with the strength of a word class cheering squadron behind them and a playoff berth right in front of their noses. If Pekovic Continue Reading…