Press October 2013

31 octoberRegular Season Round 3 MVP: Donta Smith, Maccabi Haifa Bazan

The race for the weekly MVP honors in Round 3 didn't have any competition as Maccabi Haifa Bazan's Donta Smith dynamited the race with his huge triple-double that led his team to a smashing road win at VEF Riga, 73-94.

31 octoberKhimki Moscow Region outlasted Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem

In arguably one of the most intense game in the 2013-14 Eurocup so far, Khimki Moscow Region improved to 2-1 in Group E by edging Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 80-87 in double overtime on Tuesday. Petteri Koponen paced the winners with 20 points and 6 rebounds but Sergey Monya was the man of the game, forcing a second overtime with a big three-pointers and adding two more right after that to put his team ahead for good. Monya had 18 points and 10 rebounds, Marko Popovic added 17 points, Mickael Gelabale had 16 while James Augustine got 10 and 9 rebounds for Khimki.

31 octoberRegular season, Round 3: Six undefeated teams standing!

Three teams remain undefeated through three rounds of Eurocup action. Round 3 saw a lot of balanced action, with three overtime games — one between a pair of former competition champs went to double overtime! — and a quarters of the games were decided by 5 points or less. Nearly half of Round 3's games went to the visiting teams.

29 octoberCSU Asesoft tabs Marshall

CSU Asesoft Ploiesti added experience and athleticism by inking swingman Rawle Marshall for the remainder of the season, the club announced Tuesday. Marshall (2.01 meters, 31 years old) arrives from Astana, where he averaged 11.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 18 VTB League games last season.

27 octoberKhimki remains undefeated

Khimki (Russia) defeated Neptunas (Lithuania) at home, 73-56, in Week 3 of the regular season. The home team controlled the pace throughout the game to secure its third straight win to open the season.

27 octoberGame of the Week. Who’s starting 3-0 – Vilnius or Kazan?

Lietuvos Rytas (Lithuania) hosts UNICS (Russia) in Vilnius in the biggest game of Week 3 in the VTB United League regular season.

26 octoberMirkovic: Going to overtime, last-second shots — that's the beauty of basketball

Tsmoki-Minsk guard Branko Mirkovic, one of the league’s biggest stars early in the season, gave an exclusive interview to The player shared about his recent game against Neptunas, the crazy ending to the Krasny Oktyabr overtime thriller – and his 3-pointer at the end of it, as well as evaluated the team’s chances in the VTB United League.

26 octoberWeek 3. Preview

Eight Week 3 regular-season games to be played on Sunday.

26 octoberRegular Season Week 2 bwin MVP: Nik Caner-Medley, Unicaja Malaga

It was a career-night for Unicaja Malaga forward Nik Caner-Medley, who claimed bwin MVP honors for Regular Season Week 2. Caner-Medley had career-highs of 20 points and 10 rebounds, pacing Unicaja to a resounding 101-68 win over newcomer Stelmet Zielona Gora.

26 octoberDon’t be sad, Muscovites!

On the next morning after the Euroleague game our team left the city. The meeting with Azovmash will be the first in the 4-game trip.