EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season

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Re: EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season 

Post#61 » by Mirotic12 » Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:05 pm

UcanUwill wrote:Larkin got it worst, cause he will play 2 35 minute games for Turkey in 3 day span, and he will go back to Ataman and play 30 minutes the very next day :lol: Some coaches do a good job resting players in Domestic front, but some do not care, that said NBA is just as demanding for some players, for others like James, he will just play far less minutes and will have lesser role, so for him NBA will be less demanding.

Watched every EL play off game so far, I really cheer for Zenit, hope they beat Goliath for Barcelona. All other series are boring, I mean Real looked better with switchy bigs Garuba and Tyus yesterday, but they just prolonging the inevitable, Larkin had a really bad game yesterday.


I don't think it is though. Dominique Wilkins reportedly felt that the EuroLeague was much more physically demanding on the body than the NBA was. He reportedly told Bozidar Malkovic that his Panathinaikos practices were harder than dealing with an NBA season.

The point is, that was back in 1995. By now, European coaches really should have let up some on their training demands.
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Re: EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season 

Post#62 » by UcanUwill » Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:55 am

Unfortunately Zenit lost pivotal game 3. That said, beside short flashes, Mirotic and Calathes has been total trash in the play offs so far, Davies and Kuric carrying whole team.
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Re: EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season 

Post#63 » by THE J0KER » Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:03 am

UcanUwill wrote:Unfortunately Zenit lost pivotal game 3. That said, beside short flashes, Mirotic and Calathes has been total trash in the play offs so far, Davies and Kuric carrying whole team.

I'm not sure how good is for the sport when some teams like Zenit (or Manchester City in soccer for example) coming from nowhere and thanks to their $$$ big-budget instantly making notable results, so I like more to see Euro-basket established giant, good old Barca, winning this series. That said I think it is good that teams like Zenit or Bayern at least have a big fan base since the start of their EL basketball project thanks to their big-brother soccer team.
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Re: EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season 

Post#64 » by UcanUwill » Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:02 pm

Real with another come back victory, 2-2. Team is just so much better with bigs who can switch, Garuba and Tyus, Garuba was especially impressive, completely shut down Larkin during switches. Such a fresh air from Tavares, who can be such a defensive liability.
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Re: EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season 

Post#65 » by THE J0KER » Sun May 2, 2021 8:50 pm

3 out of 4 quarterfinals are 2-2 tied. This format works!
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Re: EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season 

Post#66 » by UcanUwill » Tue May 4, 2021 6:43 pm

THE J0KER wrote:3 out of 4 quarterfinals are 2-2 tied. This format works!


Amazing game in Istanbul, Efes pulled through in the final seconds. Krunoslav Simon added another epic shot to his career, 2 2 1 format is something, teams without homecourt advantage in Real & Bayern got a momentum going, it is similar to old NBA finals 2 3 2 format, at the end Real came up short, we will see what Germans got up their sleeves. I will be checking out Zenit Barca game though, hope Zenit wins, kinda feel dirty cheering for Russians ha, but screw it, I am huge Pangos fan.
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Re: EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season 

Post#67 » by UcanUwill » Tue May 4, 2021 10:57 pm

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Well, it is set, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Turkish clubs left standing.
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Re: EUROLEAGUE 2020-21 season 

Post#68 » by Mirotic12 » Wed May 5, 2021 9:31 pm

UcanUwill, have you finally accepted that Mirotic is in no way in hell an MVP level player? Larkin isn't either. Both of them were completely carried by their teams. Micic better get the MVP. If Mirotic wins, it's a complete joke award.

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