Once again! This was a lot of fun!
There we go 🙂 Just waiting for the French sensation Julien! 🙂
And Euroleague TV to start of course
JD : I’m already here, on time like always !
TS: oh – there you go 🙂
TS: so the GAME IS ABOUT TO START as every Euroleague TV viewer can see 🙂
TS: There you go
JD : Devotion anthem, party people ! Let’s dance like it’s 1982
TS: Man did I not watch EL TV for such a long time or is this animation of the players new?
JD : Interesting thing : CSKA Moscow can clinch first place in Group A and a top seed in the Top 16 draw by beating Tau Ceramica or by losing by fewer than 9 points on Wednesday.
TS: Scottie Pippen in the house? 🙂
JD : Tobias is right. They have a brand new player introduction template !
JD : Yeah Scottie Pippen’s in Moscow. The Baltic Scottie Pippen was not enough for the CSKA front office it seems 😉
I heard some interesting stories about Scottie Pippen by the way. It is said that he did party HUGE and a lot with lots of alcohol and many many women …
TS: So CSKA plays in a different gym tonight. Can anybody tell my why they dont play there all the time? This looks like a great arena!
JD : Mc Donald scored the 1st basket on a hook
TS: How do you to a five point play? Well at least CSKA could have done that. Holden made a three while they got back the ball after the basket? Siskauskas missed the shot but they had the ball .. I dont understand. Now the same thing again a foul was called and there is no shooting so far so they get the ball again .. Weird
JD : Tau 2 CSKA 6
Just in case somebody missed it – Tomas van den Spiegel is in the building and wil be able to play at the Top 16 round
JD : Nice passing game by Tau but Vidal once again misses the outside shot
TS: CSKA with a great start! 11:2 thanks to Langdon’s three pointer – time out taken by Tau
TS : Bad peripherial defense by Tau and too many easy and open shots missed
JD : Hehe I saw a French ref !
JD : Interesting, Vitoria kept the same roster after the TO…and Rakocevic nets a big 3
TS: If there would be a top ten of Euroleague TV commentators this one is def. in the TOP 3 for me. He has a lot of knowledge and is interesting to listen to
JD : I think he commented the Final 4 last year. He does a great job.
JD : Very tough penetration by Rakocevic
JD : And good interior defense by McDonald on Goree ! Tau back in the game !
TS: 6 point led CSKA with less than 3 minutes to go in the first
Jd : 13-9 for CSKA with less than 3 min to go
JD : RAkocevic with another 3 ! 1 pt lead CSKA !
JD : Teletovic puts the 1 handed runner to put Tau up by 1 !!!
TS: This time Holden’s defensive skills will be needed to stop last years top scorer Rakocevic
JD : The dagger that makes Messina take a timeout
Jd : Rakocevic’s shot really is a thing of beauty. Very high elevation on his shot !
TS: How did Papaloukas get that deflectionand STILL get the ball?
TS: 3/4 threes of CSKA in the first quarter while they shoot 42% from two point range
JD : Naaaaah, very bad team communication. Planinic did not see the time running out and did not even attempt a last-second prayer. Tau down by 3
[Comment From Marcio] how is the game?
JD : 19-16 CSKA 8 pts for Rakocevic – 7 pts for Andersen
JD : 8 fantasy pts for Both Rakocevic and Holden
TS: I haven t really seen anything from Tiago Splitter so far – what is going on with him Julien?
JD : I think he’s frustrated I traded him away from my Fantasy team
TS: oh you should have told me earlier 🙂
JD : BTW Marcio, the great is superb so far. A lot of intensity, good D
TS: CSKA keeps hitting thoes threes! THis time it was Holden again who had a wide open shot
JD : Huuuuuuuuuuge 3 with the foul by Rakocevic !
JD : And I know I’m repeating myself but u have to love seeing Rakocevic attempt a FT.
Jd : Splitter on the FT line : Brick and Brick
JD : Very nice pass by our favourite blogger Muoneke to a cutting Jasaitis, 1 pt lead CSKA
TS: Goree is not looking like he is very interested int he game today – staring in the air and not catching the ball 🙂
I wonder what this advertisement is: www. americanclinic.ru
TS: let me check real quick
JD : Very smart drive by Rakocevic but he misses the first free throw
Game tied at 23
JD : Rakocevic is having a monster game : 15 pts in 12′
TS: this is what that web site says: The American Clinic is a relatively new addition to the health care scene in Moscow, but our physicians are well known here. The majority of us have already been practicing in the American delivery system, some of us for more than 10 years.
[Comment From Marcio] Can you please give me an adress were I can see this game? live?
[Comment From Marcio] Thanks !!
You are welcome
TS: CSKA so far with already 7 turn overs – this one by Zisis by stepping on the line
JD : Muoneke thinks he’s a shooting guard, maybe he shouldn’t… Bad 3 pt shot…
TS: I see that a lot lately – big men taking threes .. why is that? 🙂
TS: nice time out song! Do you remember? 🙂 let me get the link
JD : Cotton Eye Jooooooooooooooooe
just in case u want to hear it and SEE those rednecks 😀
JD : It looks better with the CSKA dance team to be honest
JD : How many FT are the Spaniards gonna miss ?
Tau up by 1 4′ to go in the 2QT
thanks to www.schoenen-dunk.de we are also present on the leading German basketball community!
[Comment From alfonso5656] hi
Hello alfonso 🙂
JD : I feel bad for Planinic… He looks lost on the basketball court…
TS: David Anderson on Teletovic is an interesting match up! I still give Anderson a slight advantage
-4 efficiency for Planinic…
TS: Some people say you can see in the face if a player has the fire .. It really looks like Goree DOES NOT have anything tonight .. not even points so far 🙂
JD : Andersen you mean, Tobias ? 😉
I guess so 🙂 talked to too many swedish people sorry 🙂
JD : One more missed FT and I call Splitter the new Baby Shaq !
TS: So Reyes will lose his title? 🙂
JD : Why does Splitter always commit the silliest foul in the world ?
CSKA up by 2, 2 min to go
TS: SO the number one referee in the Euroleague is from Italy – Luigi Lamonica – at least Messina can exchange some easy words in Italian as he just did
[Comment From uhg80] Baby Hupmann? Hi guys
Jd : wow, great off balance turn around jumper by Teletovic
TS: Hi ugh 😉
TS: Even Pashutin made a three now – but CSKA’s percentage in threes is down to 44% now – the go to the locker room at half time with a lead though
JD : Prigioni missed the long 3 at the buzzer. CSKA leads by 5 at half time
TS: there you go Scottie 🙂 at half time scottie pippen gets a CSKA #33 jersey – I wonder how much money he got for this now .. we we all know he needs it
JD : Rakocevic leads all scorers with 15 points. Then just 7 pts for Andersen, Holden & Langdon
[Comment From uhg80] so the jersey will be on ebay soon? 😉
JD : 9 assists to 2 for CSKA
TS: I am sure it will be 🙂 I also heard that Scottie tried to get in contact with the Chinese league to milk the cow there but the deal fell apart
Jd : Finally Papaloukas seems ready to have a decent game (4 pts – 4 dimes in 8′)
TS: there was a study that Scottie Pippen was almost as popular as MJ in China because of the Chinese mentality – which really appreciates the man who does all the dirty work for the guy in the lights – well – now Scottie wants to be the man I guess 🙂
TS: I am wondering how our man who won the Lietuvos Rytas tickets is doing – when does that game start?
TS: 7:15 OK
[Comment From TK] I just logged in … watching the game from an average online stream… What’s up with Siska, bad game so far?
TS: I guess so – he only played 9 minutes so far while Goree got 16 minutes
JD : Yeah he’s not shooting the ball well and took 2 early fouls
[Comment From TK] TK: Scottie looks quite fit for his age … His walk in the stadium, just before wearing the cska shirt, reminded me of his old days as a player.. Same style, very relaxed sort of dancing-walking … cool guy, well, great player anyway
TS: not such a great business guy though. Well maybe he just had the wrong people around him who told him to buy this jet …
JD : They played Pashutin a little when Siska was on the bench and the Russian vet found a way to net a 3 from the corner
[Comment From TK] well, I need siska to do well .. he ‘s on my fantasy team, which is doing well on the ballineurope private league (belalik here 🙂 … Also got rako and andersen from this match
[Comment From TK] Yeah, I ‘ve read a bit about him being bankrupt … needs talent to spend so much money I guess… But he was a joy in the court …
JD : Watching Rytas-Unicaja during half time
TS: and Euroleagut TV is back – I really like this gym .. also some great camera angles!
[Comment From CJ] What’s the standing at Moskow?
TS: the standing? 🙂 I can tell you the score 🙂
[Comment From CJ] thank you
TS: you ware welcome CJ
TS: and CSKA starts again with a three pointer from JR Holden
[Comment From TK] ahh … I gotta get out of the blog, I think my bandwidth is barely enough for the live stream … will catch you guys later, enjoy 🙂
JD : A lot of misteakes early in the 2nd half by Tau. Teletovic with the offensive foul now…
TS: Maybe Andersen should have used the backboard with this shot like a Tim Duncan signature move 🙂
JD : Nice dish by Planinic to a cutting Jasaitis !
TS: and another three .. this time it was Siskauskas
TS: another fast time out for Tau Ceramica .. Teletovic should also have used his left hand for this lay up
JD : Tau is down by 9 now… Things are getting more complicated
7:25 [Poll popup] Who will win the game? View Results
TS: Messina should tell his team just to foul Tau all the time – they cant make any free throws! Just now Planinic got his first point ..
JD : Planinic draws another foul ! He’s doing a btter job in the 2nd half
TS: Langdon with nice work for the ball! he just grabbed it and layed it in easily
CSKA with 42 points now
while just shooting 40%
JD : RAkocevic is terribly cold now…
Jd : And so he’s replaced by Vidal
TS: Papaloukas back on the court
TS: so Papaloukas misses a dunk – dunked really nice on the front of the rim – this looked really funny
JD : OMG ! What a miss !!!
TS: I think Siskauskas knew before – this is why he passed to Papaloukas – grabbed the rebound and got fouled 😀
JD : Sorry about the lack of stats but as you can imagine, Euroleague.net kind of froze once again…
CSKA up by 15 (49-34)
Jd : But nice move under the basket by Splitter. And 1 ?
JD : And the FT is good !
TS: a lot of traveling now by the Americans of both teams – first Goree – now McDonald
[Comment From Christophe] Hey guys, I am in here for a few moments
There you go – BallinEurope will be complete with Christophe 🙂
TS: WHAT A PASS! this will be a top ten play!
JD : Life looks great for Splitter now that both Andersen and Goree are on the bench with 3 fouls
TS: Siskauskas behind the head – even I thought this was a turn over – nice job ..
TS: even the commentator calls for a replay of that play from Ramunas! I am sure Andre from FIVE magazine likes that 🙂 He is a big fan of SIskauskas
TS: at least CSKA still has the ICQ horn for halftime 🙂
TS: and Beyonce 🙂
[Comment From Christophe] i dont have the live stream now. so i hop eto see that play in the top ten as i am a big fan of siska too
56-42 at the end of the 3rd Quarter
TS: Christophe – I am sure you will see that on number one 🙂
TS: this was one of the nicest passes I have seen this season in any league game I have seen – but also the missed dunk from Papaloukas was nice 😀
[Comment From Christophe] also some nice moves by myself in the EFC this week. NONE. I forgot to do that yesterday evening 🙂
JD : The replay’s great !!! Muoneke is still waiting for the ball
TS: haha how many picks did Splitter set here for Prigioni, Julien? 😀
JD : I had to use my 2 hands to count !
JD : Finally Rakocevic scores another bucket from the FT line
TS: I will just say three pointer by CSKA – I am sure you know it was again by Holden 🙂
JD : Vidal responds from downtown
TS: and Langdon makes a jumper from another switching defense of Tau – not so smart to switch all the time
JD : Muoneke responds from downtown
TS: and CSKA misses 😉
JD : Nice passing game by Tau and Splitter goes to the line AGAIN
TS: CSKA with two center players on the court now – lets see how Tau will respond to that after the time out
Tau down by 9… I’d like to keep the faith but honestly I don’t
TS: u dont agree with 67% of our readers then who think Tau will win
TS: Andersen with his 4th – has to leave and Messina brings in Kashirov
JD : Splitter with the basket and 1. Tau down by only 6
TS: come on Marcus Goree! Please BOX OUT .. dont foul — BOX OUT!
TS: also 4th from him
[Comment From Guest] hi everybody
JD : Wow, Splitter is fouling out the entire CSKA frontcourt !
Hey guest 🙂 you just came to follow a great end of the game 🙂 it is getting interesting since CSKA cant make a basket and not get any rebounds now
TS: the one thing they can do: FOUL!
TS: Siskauskas takes the responsibilty and passes the ball to the Langdon who finally scores
3′ to go CSKA up by 7
JD : Prigioni is losing the game for Tau committing way too many turnovers…
Prigioni & Splitter to the bench…
TS: guess what CSKA just did? yeah you are right – Trajan Langdon fouled Igor Rakocevic
JD : Good drive by Rakocevic who’s trying to take over
[Comment From Jredd] Isn’t Andersen playing?
TS: TS: Andersen is on the bench with 4 and just checked back in
2’ to go and CSKA up by 5
[Comment From uhg80] hey, guess what…”This website is currently experiencing a high volume of traffic, please close this window and try it again.”
TS: Siskauskas misses both free throws?
TS: CSKA still up by 5 though
JD : Wow, unsportsmanlike foul on McDonald. Very severe…
TS: and Siskauskas with an offensive rebound
TS: Holden!!!! J R with another THREE
JD : Mc Donald puts Tau down by 6
TS: ref lamonica calls a double drible on Holden with not even one minute to go .. what kind of call is that?
TS: I guess normal for an Italian .. 🙂
TS: Julien tell me if Tau will go for a three now 🙂
JD : Tau is cursed by the poor show of its PG : Planinic and Prigioni have 4 pts and 8 turnovers combined…
JD : I say Vidal for 3
JD : Rakocevic decided to go for the easy 2. A controversial decision with 25 sec to go…
TS: Tau has to foul – and fouls Siskauskas who barely makes the first and easily the second while Andersen left the floor
Prigioni missed a tough 3. Good D by CSKA
2 sec to go, CSKA can’t lose any more
[Comment From Jredd] hey scottie is there!
TS: and Papaloukas ends the game by making both free throws
70-62 CSKA wins !
Rakocevic was the top scorer of the game with 21 pts
TS: So we got one more game until the Top 16 will start 🙂 Julien is there a chance for Roma to play the top 16?
Double digits for Holden (19), Langdon (13), Splitter (12) and McDonald too (10)
Yep I believe in ROme ! But Barcelona is a tough place to win a basketball game
But for a team that beat both Real and Panathinaikos, nothing is impossible
For the fantasy players :
I hope so! I want to blog some more live games from the Palalotomotica 😀
Good game for Rakocevic (19) and Holden (18)
Fine game for McDonald, Papaloukas (14 each) and Siskauskas (13)
Very disappointing Splitter (8) and Andersen (1)
And Planinic did even worse (-7)
just a few notes on the other games: Siena and Prokom start at 8:30pm, Efes leads by 34-31 against Aris TT and Lietuvos leads by 41-28! against Unicaja. Le Mans- Cibona and FC Barca – Roma will play at 8:30 and 8:45
Have fun following those games if you do so – we are out!
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