• Eurobasket 2011 Review

    Eurobasket 2011 Review

    Did you follow the EuroBasket? You know, that thing featuring the best basketball teams in Europe, and the best European basketball players, and some incredible hoops in Lithuania the past three weeks? No, LeBron and Kobe weren’t there. They didn’t need to be: as the EuroBasket 2011 proved, we have come a long way in the last two decades. Basketball […]

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  • Juan Carlos Navarro Named Eurobasket 2011 MVP

    Juan Carlos Navarro Named Eurobasket 2011 MVP

    Described by his coach as an artist, Juan Carlos Navarro can reflect on yet another masterpiece as he added the accolade of EuroBasket 2011 MVP to his illustrious collection of accomplishments. Instrumental during the business end of the tournament, the Spanish captain certainly led by example to ensure his team retained their title with some stellar displays. Having excelled in […]

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  • Spain Retains European Crown

    Spain Retains European Crown

    Turning Point: When France looked like they would possibly enjoy a renaissance during the third quarter by launching a comeback, Juan Carlos Navarro delivered a couple of dagger threes to keep them at arm’s length. Game Heroes: There were plenty of contenders and not least Juan Carlos Navarro who led the way with 27 points. Backcourt partner Jose Calderon was […]

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  • France and Spain To Match Up In Finals Of Eurobasket 2011

    France and Spain To Match Up In Finals Of Eurobasket 2011

    Semis Russia – France 71-79 Russia suffered the first defeat of EuroBasket tonight but it was just enough for them to stop one step away from the Final. France edged David Blatt team to set up an exciting clash versus Spain for the crown. Tony Parker (183-PG-80) knocked down 22 points and issued 5 assists to lead the effort. The […]

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  • Eurobasket 2011 QFs: Macedonia Stuns Lithuania, Spain Cruises To Semis

    Eurobasket 2011 QFs: Macedonia Stuns Lithuania, Spain Cruises To Semis

    Well, we got our big upset of this EuroBasket. (FYR) Macedonia continues to be the feel-good hit of the summer as they stunned Lithuania in front of its rabid home crowd. It’s a crushing loss for Lithuania and its fans–might go down as the worst loss in Lithuanian national-team history (I’d put it up there with the loss to Spain […]

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  • Eurobasket Quarterfinals Set

    Eurobasket Quarterfinals Set

    Lithuania – Germany 84-75 Lithuania overcame Germany in a gripping game at EuroBasket tonight. The victory propelled the hosts at 3-2 record in the third position in Group E. Lithuania thus entered the quarterfinal stage of the tournament. Germany on the other hand fell at 1-4 record and got eliminated from the tournament. Rimantas Kaukenas (193-G-77, college: Seton Hall) stepped […]

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  • Eurobasket 2011 Round Two

    Eurobasket 2011 Round Two

    With just two days (and one game per team) remaining in 2011 EuroBasket round two, BallinEurope takes a brief look at some issues and trends going down in the tournament – plus links and YouTubes, of course. Read on for quips, quotes and clips. • Importance of remaining games. Of six games left to play, four are critical to shaping […]

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  • Eurobasket 2011 Power Rankings

    Eurobasket 2011 Power Rankings

    The 2011 FIBA EuroBasket tournament gets things started again today, after the 12 advancing teams get in a couple days’ worth of hard-earned rest. With the dust now settled, BallinEurope takes a look at how the dozen sides look going into the second round of play (numbers in parentheses represent each team’s win-loss record brought forth into Groups E and […]

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  • Eurobasket 2011: Reviewing The Preview

    Eurobasket 2011: Reviewing The Preview

    Many things have happened since my Eurobasket preview, so here are an updated group results & final predictions. Group A 1. Spain – So far Spain are undefeated, they toyed with the Lithuanian’s last night on the way to a huge 91 – 79 win, against the team a lot of people expected to be playing in the Final. 2. […]

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  • EuroBasket 2011 Team Preview

    EuroBasket 2011 Team Preview

    Three days are left before the start of the European Championships 2011 to be held in Lithuania. The upcoming tournament already brought the exciting events and will keep the fans, teams and spectators involved for a long time. In January 30th EuroBasket 2011 draw took place in Vilnius, Lithuania. It brought the following groups for the tournament. Group A: Poland, […]

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