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Wade Baldwin explained his gesture following Game 2 of the playoff series versus Monaco that resulted in his ejection in the fourth quarter. "That's the play that we have. "Flash." But it's okay, it's misinterpreted, I understand. The miscommunication, I guess," Baldwin said to BasketNews.
If you consider yourself a die-hard basketball fan, you've got to check out the route of the most well-known basketball agent in Europe. Misko Raznatovic recently kicked off his playoff campaign by attending Monaco vs. Maccabi game on Tuesday.
This playoff series was supposed to be the most unpredictable yet, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Things got even more exciting when Maccabi Tel Aviv managed to steal the home-court advantage from AS Monaco in Game 1. BasketNews has compiled four key insights regarding the Maccabi win, 79-67.
The EuroLeague playoffs are right around the corner, and this year's contenders feature a mix of veterans and promising up-and-comers. BasketNews checked on each team's playoff experience heading into the postseason. The playoffs demand a lot from players - from mental focus and game strategy to physical conditioning and recovery.
Real Madrid center Edy Tavares set a new EuroLeague record. He surpassed Ekpe Udoh (68) to become the single-season record holder in blocked shots. During the 2022-23 regular season, Tavares blocked 77 shots to become the first EuroLeague player to surpass 70 in the entire year.
BasketNews conducted a study that provided a picture of the EuroLeague landscape during the round-robin era, highlighting the top-performing teams and those needing improvement. The study evaluated the teams' regular season record, the playoff, and Final Four appearances starting from the 2016-17 season.
The EuroLeague top 8 race culminated in an epic showdown, finally delivering the first playoff matchup. After Maccabi Tel Aviv's thrilling overtime win against Real Madrid, they were matched up against AS Monaco. Here are four reasons why this matchup is one of the most exciting in the playoffs, according to BasketNews.
As the EuroLeague regular season nears its end, basketball fans are on edge about the referees chosen for the final round matches. In particular, the appointment of Lithuanian Gytis Vilius to officiate in the Olympiacos vs. Baskonia game has caused the dispute, as it is seen as potentially favoring Lithuanian team Zalgiris Kaunas in their playoff race.
How will Wade Baldwin and Lorenzo Brown mesh in the same backcourt? Did Maccabi Tel Aviv just wreck their roster with Baldwin's addition? These were the big questions on basketball people's minds heading into the 2022-23 EuroLeague season after a massive rebuild in the Promised Land that brought there nine new players.
Maccabi Tel Aviv point guard Lorenzo Brown is locked in and ready to help Spain defend their title in the 2023 FIBA World Cup. He recently met with head coach Sergio Scariolo and confirmed his commitment to the Spanish national team. Brown responded emphatically when asked about his participation in the World Cup by BasketNews, "For sure, for sure."
The depressing winter weather in Kaunas, Lithuania, can be quite a shock for foreigners. With the sun shining for a mere 15 hours during the entire month of January, it's enough to make anyone feel down. But for Isaiah Taylor, the winter weather was nothing compared to his challenges during the first part of the EuroLeague season.
When Chris Jones signed his new three-year deal with Valencia Basket, he reflected on the journey he had taken to provide for his family. His path was unique, beginning with his first overseas opportunity in Mongolia. However, these challenging experiences helped shape him into the player and person he is today.
The competition for playoff spots in the EuroLeague is heating up. In a battle this tight, every single point counts for the remaining teams fighting for a place in the top 8. BasketNews looked at how the teams still in the running for the playoffs are positioning themselves in head-to-head situations in case multiple teams finish with the same win-loss record.
Basketball people were left wondering, "What's wrong with Mike James?" as one of the top scorers in the EuroLeague returned to the court after a suspension.
Mike James is expected to miss his third straight EuroLeague game, sources tell BasketNews. Monaco will host Valencia on Friday before traveling to Limoges on Sunday. Per BasketNews sources, James' participation in the EuroLeague game is regarded as very unlikely. James sprained his right index finger during an 84-70 win against Panathinaikos Athens on March 8th.
Chris Jones and Valencia Basket have reached a three-year extension agreement, sources tell BasketNews. The 29-year-old guard is set to remain with Valencia until 2026. Encestando was the first to report on the agreement. Valencia Basket made it official by announcing the contract extension in an original tweet.
There's a special breed of basketball players who can score with ease, no matter what the defense throws at them. They're the ones who leave fans shaking their heads in utter disbelief, wondering how on earth they can make shots that seem impossible. 1.85-meter BAXI Manresa guard Jerrick Harding is one of these players.
Dora Pantelli nailed it with her question to Giannoulis Larentzakis following Olympiacos' impressive win against Barcelona. Pantelli praised Larentzakis, who had just turned the game around with 14 points, saying, "Sometimes it looks like when nothing works, you appear, and you provide energy, and you provide your team with big shots."
Ignas Brazdeikis made no effort to contest Shaquielle McKissic's three-point shot at the end of the second quarter in a packed Zalgirio arena. McKissic saw his opponent positioned below the free-throw line and had all the time in the world to take one freddo espresso and then a three-point shot.
Shaquielle McKissic spotted the switch and reacted immediately when Sasha Vezenkov shook off Zalgiris' finest defender Arnas Butkevicius with 12 seconds to play in a tied game in Kaunas.
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