Cavaliers’ Collapse: How a 26-Point Lead Slipped Away Against the Clippers
BallinEurope, the European Basketball blog
by Emmet Ryan
2d ago
In an electrifying showdown that unfolded in Los Angeles on April 7, the Clippers staged a stunning comeback to secure a heart-pounding 120-118 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. With the Clippers trailing by as much as 26 points, it seemed all but certain that the Cavaliers had the win in the bag. However, the Clippers, fueled by an exceptional performance from Paul George, who exploded for 23 of his total 39 points in the final quarter, alongside James Harden’s crucial 22 points, flipped the narrative entirely. This monumental rally not only marked their 50th win of the NBA season but al ..read more
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Will Clyburn’s guts keep Anadolu Efes in Euroleague postseason race
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by Emmet Ryan
1w ago
He’s known as Da Thrill but Will Clyburn went full Braveheart for Anadolu Efes on Friday night. In a must-win Istanbul derby over Fenerbahce, he fought to keep their Euroleague Basketball destiny in Efes’ hands Will Clyburn has long been a reliable baller. He’s not been the luckiest. On Friday he reminded us why he is often overlooked as one of the best in Euroleague Basketball. Clyburn’s guts guided Anadolu Efes to a vital win in the Istanbul derby over Fenerbahce. As a result, his side controls its own future. This was William Wallace stuff Will Clyburn’s heart has never been in doubt. His ..read more
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Aleksa Aramovic: The enigma of Partizan
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by Emmet Ryan
1w ago
Partizan remain alive in the race for the Euroleague Basketball postseason. If they get there, for good or bad, Aleksa Avramovic will have a big role to play He is at times the most exciting and frustrating players in Euroleague Basketball. With Aleksa Avramovic you’ve got to accept that rough edges come with brilliance. At his best, he might well be the key to keeping Partizan’s hopes this season alive. Two game changing plays Watching Partizan play away to Alba Berlin on Thursday night, it was mostly what you’d expect. Alba sit at the bottom of the Euroleague Basketball table, to the deligh ..read more
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Alba Berlin and a possible sad farewell from Euroleague Basketball
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by Emmet Ryan
1w ago
On Thursday night, Alba Berlin played their last home game of the Euroleague Basketball season. It might well be their last for more than just this season. The curtain fell on the home campaign for Alba Berlin in Euroleague Basketball this season in their clash with Partizan. A remarkably easy club to like, that may not be enough to keep them in the competition going forward. Easy like to but… …not exactly a success on the court. Well, at least not by current Euroleague Basketball standards. The wild run of the Reggie Reding era Alba Berlin has faded from memory for many. Go back a bit furthe ..read more
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Preview: AS Monaco vs Zalgiris Kaunas – Euroleague Round 33
BallinEurope, the European Basketball blog
by Emmet Ryan
1w ago
One team wants home court. The other just wants to stay alive. It’s a titanic tussle in Euroleague Basketball as AS Monaco welcome Zalgiris Kaunas The dream is still alive but in different ways for AS Monaco and Zalgiris Kaunas. The former is fighting for home court in the Euroleague Basketball playoffs. The latter needs to keep winning to make the play-ins. Key details Who: AS Monaco (21-11) vs Zalgiris Kaunas (14-18) Where: Salle Gaston Medecin When: Thursday 4 April at 19.00 CET/18.00 UK & Ireland/13.00 EST Last time out AS Monaco were forced to fight to come out on top in the Frenc ..read more
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A Troy Simons takeover guides Killester past UCC Demons
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by Emmet Ryan
2w ago
Troy Simons, a former Kent State Golden Flashes guard went lights out for Killester as they progressed to the men’s basketball Irish Super League championship game. Emmet Ryan was at the IWA to take in all the action This was a bruiser and a feisty encounter. In a tough battle, one man stood taller than the rest. Troy Simons, formerly of the Kent State Golden Flashes, was imperious as Killester overcame UCC Blue Demons. The victory sends them to the championship game of the InsureMyVan.ie Irish Super League. A different man starts the story While this game would eventually turn out to be the ..read more
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Ergin Ataman and Panathinaikos have an enviable problem
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by Emmet Ryan
2w ago
The Greens keep on winning. The challenge for Ergin Ataman now is to make sure his Panathinaikos don’t peak too early this Euroleague Basketball season. An ugly win over Virtus Bologna might well have helped. The last few months have been wonderful for Panathinaikos fans. The Greens don’t want to be kings of the regular season. The focus for Ergin Ataman is having his team primed to win a Euroleague title. The manner of their dominance in the first half over Virtus Bologna means pacing is the big challenge ahead this season. The near collapse in the second half oddly might show they get that ..read more
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Zeljko Obradovic and the unending quest for one more miracle at Partizan
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by Emmet Ryan
2w ago
After defeat to Olympiacos, Zeljko Obradovic faces an enormous challenge to save Partizan’s Euroleague Basketball season. Emmet Ryan on an old fighter who keeps on charging It has been a season filled with adoration yet without the results to follow it up. Zeljko Obradovic is one of the greatest coaches in the history of sport. Not just Euroleague Basketball or even all of basketball. He’s up there in the all-time pantheon. Yet he may have his greatest ever challenge on his hands. A matter of adoration The crowds at Partizan games, especially Euroleague Basketball games, in the Stark Arena ar ..read more
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Preview: Virtus Bologna vs Panathinaikos – Euroleague Round 32
BallinEurope, the European Basketball blog
by Emmet Ryan
2w ago
It’s all about playoff positioning when Panathinaikos take on Virtus Bologna in Euroleague Basketball on Friday Panathinaikos and Virtus Bologna both have postseason basketball in their near futures but Friday’s clash will test their mettle in a clash of Euroleague Basketball heavyweights. Key details Who: Virtus Bologna (17-14) vs Panathinaikos (20-11) Where: Virtus Segafredo Arena When: Friday 29 March at 20.30 CET/19.30 UK & Ireland/14.30 EST Last time out Panathinaikos bounced back from defeat to rivals Olympiacos with wins in the double round week over Crvenva Zvezda and FC Barcel ..read more
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Preview: Zalgiris Kaunas vs Olimpia Milano – Euroleague Round 32
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by Emmet Ryan
2w ago
It’s all but an elimination game in Euroleague Basketball on Thursday as Zalgiris Kaunas host Olimpia Milano The race for the last spot in the play-ins is as tight as it gets. Who will make it to the postseason of Euroleague Basketball when Zalgiris Kaunas host Olimpia Milano? Key details Who: Zalgiris Kaunas (13-18) vs Olimpia Milano (14-17) Where: Zalgirio Arena When: Thursday 28 March at 19.00 CET/18.00 UK & Ireland/13.00 EST Last time out Zalgiris Kaunas went two for two in the double round last week. Their performances against Virtus Bologna and Baskonia kept their Euroleague Bask ..read more
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