Press December 2016

30 decemberVTB United League Bloopers: December 20-29

Check out what went wrong (and right) this week in the League from Above The Rim (no English subtitles).

30 decemberCrvena Zvezda leads from start to finish in routing CSKA

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade never trailed in defeating defending champion CSKA Moscow 78-67 on Thursday at Kombank Arena. The hosts scored the first 13 points of the game and kept their fans involved with spectacular plays and great hustle the rest of the way.

30 decemberVoigtmann, Larkin star as Baskonia dumps Maccabi

Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz put a great end to a glorious 2016 by downing Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 101-88 in front of over 14,800 fans at Fernando Buesa Arena on Thursday. Baskonia improved to 10-5 at the halfway mark of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season while Maccabi dropped to 5-10.

30 decemberTop 16 Group E analysis

Top 16 Group E is headed by Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas of Spain, which was last season's runner-up and the co-owner of this regular season's best record at 7-1. Gran Canaria is joined by fellow Spanish sides Montakit Fuenlabrada and UCAM Murcia and 2013 EuroCup champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar of Russia.

29 decemberTop 16 Group G analysis

Group G features two former EuroCup champions, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem of Israel and Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius of Lithuania, in addition to Group C winner Zenit St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod, both from Russia.

28 decemberTop 16 Group F analysis

The four teams competing in Group F run the EuroCup gamut from two-time champion Khimki Moscow Region of Russia to EuroCup debutant Lietkabelis Panevezys of Lithuania. In between are two German clubs, FC Bayern Munich and ratiopharm Ulm, which are both taking part in their fourth EuroCup campaigns. Bayern achieved its best finish by reaching the quarterfinals last season. Ulm’s best finish was the quarterfinals in 2013.

27 decemberTop 16 Group H analysis

Group H will have Valencia Basket, one of the two teams that posted the 7DAYS EuroCup regular season's best, 7-1 record. Valencia is joined in the new group by Cedevita Zagreb of Croatia, ALBA Berlin of Germany and fellow Spanish side Unicaja Malaga.

27 decemberAirport drama almost delays NBL debut for new Melbourne United import Josh Boone

A SUSPICIOUS package at Los Angeles International Airport almost denied Josh Boone the chance to make his debut for Melbourne United before a sold-out Hisense Arena crowd.

26 decemberJosh Boone unites with Melbourne

Melbourne United today announced the signing of exciting ex-NBA centre/power forward Josh Boone.

23 decemberKhimki Moscow finishes 2016 with a road win over Kalev Tallinn

It wasn’t a walk in the park for Khimki Moscow in Tallinn against Kalev but in the end, the Russians got a 84 – 77 win on the road to finish their 2016 obligations in a positive way.