Spurs International Roundup

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EuroCup got started for Power Electric Valencia, Caja Laboral squared off with CSKA Moscow in the EuroLeague, and I found Marcus Williams.

Tiago Splitter

Caja Laboral

ACB (Spanish League): 7-3

EuroLeague: 3-2

Age: 24

Height: 7' 0"

Weight: 240

1st round, 28th pick, 2007

Caja Laboral had a tough week as they dropped both their games.

In EuroLeague play, they hosted CSKA Moscow and Caja dropped a tough one to CSKA Moscow 71-67. Caja had a two point lead going into the fourth thanks to some great defense. They held CSKA Moscow to 8 points in the third. However, they couldn't hang on as they only mustered 14 points in the fourth.

Tiago again struggled from the field with 3 of 10 shooting. But he, again, stuffed the stat sheet with 8 rebounds and 5 assists. I'm really starting to have concerns about his viability to really fit in with the Spurs. He was 4 for 4 from the line. Trajan Langdon, yeah that guy from Duke way back, had 13 points and 6 boards. Sasha Kaun, I just like saying it, had 14 and 8. Ramunas Siskauskas had 24 and 4.

They play Lottomatica Roma this week who walloped them the first time.

In the league play, Caja lost to Suzuki Manresa yesterday 73-70. Sergiy Gladyr -- yes, I spelled it right -- got hot in the third and starting raining 3's as Manresa built a 12 point lead heading into the 4th. Caja had a couple possessions late where they had an opportunity to take the lead but couldn't convert.

Again, Tiago was solid. 14 points on 6-7 shooting, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.

Next week they face 4-6 Estudiantes.



Highlights of the loss to Manresa

Nando De Colo

Power Electric Valencia

ACB (Spanish League): 8-2

EuroCup : 10-0

Age: 22

Height: 6' 5"

Weight: 185

2nd round, 53rd pick, 2009

Valencia got their EuroCup off to a good start with a 75-68 road win over Hemofarm Stada of the Adriatic League. They got off to a slow start and fell behind 36-27 at the half. A big third quarter pushed them into the lead and they were able to maintain it in the fourth.

SpurNando racked up 20 points in this one. 6-9 from 2-point, 1-5 from 3-point, and 5-5 from the line. Toss in 3 boards and 2 assists (and 4 turnovers) and Nando had a productive 27 minutes.

In Spanish League play, Valencia went on the road and got a 79-73 win at Xacobao Blu:Sens -- can you believe I have to type that crap? I'm not sure what was up with Nando. He only 16 minutes and had 5 points. Maybe it was his 3 turnovers that got him benched.




Highlights of the win over Xacobeo

James Gist

????

Age: 23

Height: 6' 9"

Weight: 220

2nd round, 57th pick, 2008

Nothing to see here. Move along.

Robertas Javtokas

BC Khimki

Russian League: 5-1

EuroLeague: 4-1

Age: 29

Height: 6' 10"

Weight: 240

2nd round, 56th pick, 2001

In EuroLeague play, BC Khimki walloped Asseco Prokom 89-77 to stay at the top of their group. Robertas only had 1 point and 4 boards. Former Spurs Ketih Langford poured in 20 with 5 boards and 9 assists. Former Bearkat, and probably a fave of bones, David Logan plays for Prokom. As does Qyntel Woods and Pape Sow.

BC Khimki improved to 5-1 in the Russian League with a win 77-71 over Unics Kazan. Robertas, #15 in the box score, had modest numbers 9 points and 6 boards. But he only played 14 minutes. Keith Langford, #5 in the box score, had 10 and 4. Unics Kazan was led by Marko Popovic, no relation, with 27. This comes on the heels of his EuroCup game where he put up 36 on 9-14 from distance when his team really took it to Cola Turka.

Khimki has a pair of very tough games next week. In EuroLeague play, they square off against 4-1 Real Madrid. In league play, they get the undefeated CSKA Moscow team.

Jack McClinton

Aliaga Petkim

Turkish League: 3-3

Age: 23

Height: 6' 2"

Weight: 185

2nd round, 51st pick, 2009

Aliaga got crushed 100-74 by Turkish power Efes Pilsen. Jack had 17 points on 6-16 shooting that included 1-7 from 3-point. Hosley had 15, 10, and 5. Efes was lead by Charles Smith with 22. Tiago's former teammate Igor Rakocevic had 15. Bostjan Nachbar had 12 and Preston Shumpert had 9.

Asvel Basket

Tony's Team

French League: 2-7

EuroLeague: 1-4

Amazingly, Tony's team picked up their first EuroLeague win with a 71-68 victory over Cibona. They rallied from 15 down at the start of the 4th quarter.

In league play, they got whipped by league leader Le Mans 80-68. The loss drops the defending champs to 2-7. They need help.

Eric Dawson

Mitsubishi Diamond Dolphins

JBL (Japanese League): 2-16

Age: 24?

Height: 6' 9"

Weight: 235

Austin Toros 2007-2009

Mitsubishi finally picked up another win. Woo hoo. It was a 76-68 victory over Hokkaido. Eric came off the bench and scored 5 points in 5 minutes. They dropped the second game in the series 76-69. Eric again came off the bench and had 19 and 5 in 16 minutes.

Marcus Williams

?????

CBA (Chinese League): 0-0

Age: 23

Height: 6' 7"

Weight: 210

Austin Toros 2007-2009

Somewhere in China. It looks to me like the season hasn't started yet.

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