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Luka Doncic more than held his own against CSKA Moscow in Round 2 of Euroleague but Real are clearly still far from fixed, writes Emmet Ryan There were upsides for Real Madrid in Moscow. KC Rivers looked like he had slotted right back into the role he left in the summer, picking his shots well […]
Alexey Shved showed why Khimki paid him the biggest bucks but the job is only really beginning writes Emmet Ryan The Moscow derby was never likely to be a blowout. Khimki have invested far too much to simply roll over in the face of CSKA’s extraordinary roster. Still, with Paul Davis effectively broken and Marko […]
EUROLEAGUE TRANSFERS 2015/2016 Updated: It is finally here and back after a two-season hiatus, BallinEurope’s Euroleague Transfer Table. NB: Please note that only names in bold are officially confirmed transfers. Others listed are rumours published by various media or online discussion forums. SPAIN Arrivals Departures Under contract Real Madrid Guillermo Hernangomez (Sevilla) Jeff Taylor (Charlotte […]
Nando De Colo helped CSKA Moscow to yet another Euroleague Final Four this season. The Russian giants came up short but their French star provided some big time highlights along the way. Check out his best moments.
The VTB United League concluded in comprehensive fashion on Monday as CSKA Moscow completed a 3-0 sweep of Khimki with a 99-71 win. Watch the highlights of the concluding game of the finals.
As the curtain seemingly falls on Andrei Kirilenko’s career, BallinEurope’s Emmet Ryan reflects on a player whose success almost played second fiddle to his character. Everything about the name should have fit. He’s Russian, he’s got the right initials, he was born in Izhevsk (where the rifle was first produced), and he even chose the […]
It’s the game nobody wants to play in and few want to watch. CSKA looked well on course for a blowout but a Fener rally in the second half made for a surprisingly exciting finish. The third place game got off to an uninspired start, CSKA went up 12-0 before Fenerbahce got off the mark. […]
It was a fourth straight stunning disappointment for CSKA Moscow in the Final Four. Emmet Ryan asks where now for Europe’s most affluent club? It was happening again. After 36 minutes of utter irrelevancy, Vassilis Spanoulis went up the court and nailed a three. Kostas Sloukas narrowed the gap more and Fabio to my left […]
Not for the first time, BiE had to change the intro on a Final Four game involving CSKA Moscow following a dramatic late collapse. It wasn’t a vintage performance in the semi-final but sometimes you just love a good slugfest. That’s what Emmet Ryan saw as Olympiacos topped CSKA Moscow to make it to Sunday’s […]
The heat is hot and the air is dry but the action is about to finally kick off at the Euroleague Final Four in Madrid. Emmet Ryan was at the Barclaycard Centre to talk to the players who will take the floor on Friday. Thursday was a mild improvement from Wednesday, with temperatures hitting just […]
It’s playoff time with two fantastic match-ups, one we are a little shaky on, and a fourth we are worried will be a blow-out. The Euroleague playoffs tip-off tomorrow, following a thrilling end to the Top 16 despite not one team changing positions in the playoff rankings in the final round of games. There was […]