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Montepaschi qualify for the Final 4

Euroleague Quarter-FinalsMontepaschi won the 2nd game of the quarter-finals in Istanbul to win the series 2-0 and qualified for the Final 4. Italians didn't have too much trouble against the Turks and won the game by 21 points which is the biggest win in the play-offs so far. Ksistof Lavrinovic, Bootsy Thornton and Terrell McIntyre were the top players for the visitors.

Fenerbahce 65-86 Montepaschi*

Fenerbahce: Omer Asik 12, Willie Solomon 11, Omer Onan 9, Mirsad Turkcan 9, Tarence Kinsey 6, Gasper Vidmar 5, Emir Preldzic 4, Damir Kaan (Mrsic) 3, Rasim Basak 2, James white 2, Semih Erden 2.
Montepaschi: Ksistof Lavrinovic 18, Bootsy Thornton 18, Terrell McIntyre 16, Romain Sato 13, Shaun Stonerook 6, Vlado Ilievski 4, Benjamin Eze 4, Simone Berti 2, Tomas Ress 2.

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The fairy-tale of Partizan continues after the club defeated TAU Ceramica convincingly at home in Belgrade. The Serbian club didn't leave any chance for their opponents in the 4th quarter and won it 22-7. Despite having only 6 players that have scored points, Partizan showed a great team spirit. TAU Ceramica will now have to hope to play completely different in the final meeting in Vitoria.

Partizan 76-55 TAU Ceramica

Partizan: Nikola Pekovic 19, Novica Velickovic 17, Uros Tripkovic 14, Milenko Tepic 11, Milt Palacio 9, Dusan Kecman 6.
TAU Ceramica: Igor Rakocevic 15, Mirza Teletovic 9, Simas Jasaitis 8, Pete Mickeal 8, Zoran Planinic 5, Will McDonald 4, Tiago Splitter 3, James Singleton 2, Sergi Vidal 1.

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Gianluca Basile had a game high 34 points and his amazing performance was crucial for Barcelona to stay in the fight for a place in the Final 4. Spanish giants managed to take a win against Israeli champs Maccabi. The final game of the series will be played in Tel-Aviv.

Barcelona 83-74 Maccabi

Barcelona: Gianluca Basile 34, Roger Grimau 11, Pepe Sanchez 11, Mario Kasun 8, Fran Vazquez 8, Alex Acker 5, Denis Marconato 2, Gary Neal 2, Ersan Ilyasova 2.
Maccabi: Omri Casspi 18, Terence Morris 16, Will Bynum 13, Nikola Vujcic 9, Derrick Sharp 6, Esteban Batista 5, Lior Elyahu 4, Yotam Halperin 3.

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Montepaschi is the only team which qualified for the Final 4 with a 2-0. Ettore Messina prepared his team well for a crucial game against Olympiakos. The Reds won the first quarter 27-15 but CSKA looked a different team in the second half. They won the 3rd and the 4th quarters by 16 and 10 points respectively. A late run by Olympiakos was simply not enough to catch CSKA Moscow.

Olympiakos 73-83 CSKA Moscow

Olympiakos: Qyntel Woods 19, Georgios Printezis 17, Roderick Blakney 9, Lynn Greer 8, Jake Tsakalidis 6, Ioannis Bourousis 6, Panagiotis Vasilopoulos 3, Milos Teodosic 3, Loukas Mavrofekalides 2.
CSKA Moscow: Ramunas Siskauskas 20, Trajan Langdon 18, Matjaz Smodis 17, John Robert Holden 8, David Andersen 8, Theodoros Papaloukas 7, Marcus Goree 4, Nikos Zisis 1.

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