Poll: Who Will Win the Final Four?
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Barcelona
41.67%
5 41.67%
CSKA
0%
0 0%
Olympiacos
16.67%
2 16.67%
Partizan
41.67%
5 41.67%
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Final Four 2010
#1
Friday, May 7th: Semi-Finals



Partizan Belgrade vs Olympiacos



CSKA Moscow vs FC Barcelona



Sunday, May 9th: Euroleague Finals



??? vs ???



Stay tuned.



Partizan with an incredible upset, 3-1 win over Maccabi, face the tough team from Athens which is looking for it's second Euroleague title, Olympiacos. Both teams suffer from lack of experience at this level, but Olympiacos were in the Final Four last year, and that will be in their favor.



CSKA vs Barca face off in a battle of European giants (CSKA with in its 8th consecutive Final Four, Barcelona in its 11th total, both records), with Barcelona looking like the clear favorites to advance and also to win the Finals. CSKA are in an unfamiliar underdog position, but proven winners like Holden, Siskauskas and Langdon may be able to lead them to a surprising win.
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#2
I'll be rooting for Partizan of course, but i think Barca will win it this time, unless they choke. Of course Barca are facing CSKA, who aside from being experienced also seem to be able to match Barca's game style as proven last year.



In any case I don't want Oly to win it (not that they are not capable) since i'm a pao fan, and i wouldn't like CSKA cause they would be widening their margin in overall titles from panathinaikos.



If i'm not mistaken Real holds 8 titles, CSKA 6 and Pao 5
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#3
Before the EL was hooked up, I wanted to c Barca-Oly finals. But now, I don't know what to expect between Oly-Partizan match. I mean, Oly is clear favorite, but, damn, it doesn't mean anything when Partizan is playing good.
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#4
[quote name='Led00' date='06 April 2010 - 06:39 PM' timestamp='1270568392' post='20777']

Before the EL was hooked up, I wanted to c Barca-Oly finals. But now, I don't know what to expect between Oly-Partizan match. I mean, Oly is clear favorite, but, damn, it doesn't mean anything when Partizan is playing good.

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you beat them once already this season, please do it again <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />
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#5
[quote name='suricata' date='07 April 2010 - 01:37 AM' timestamp='1270600663' post='20800']

you beat them once already this season, please do it again <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />

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I would love to c Partizan in the finals. Not just because I love them, but because of it's status. I would love to c any "poorer" club wining the EL, cause that would mean that sport still lives! <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />

And I would destroy Real Madrid institution completely for doing everything opposite of sport. <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />
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#6
Quote:"Euroleague Basketball F4 is the best club event on the planet," writes American Sports Ilustrated to announce the tournament to be played in Paris on 7 to 9 May.



"The final battle for the European title is everything like tournament F4 American college basketball, but with more noisy fans base and higher level of talent than the NCAA can not imagine. The grand final of the NBA is certainly the highest level of quality,but no passion and unpredictability created by the European final for, "said eminent magazine in the text. <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />



Weekly with as 23 million readers writes how semi-final "outsiders" Partizan and CSKA have good chances to advance Olympiakos and Barcelona, whose final is expected as the U.S. is waiting to meet the Lakers and Cavaliers.



Planetary dimension to the forthcoming meeting in Paris and never illustrated more media coverage of the event, which will see 194 television broadcast in countries around the world.



"Sportingbet" betting the company gives the slightest chance of success for Partizan of the four participants in the Paris tournament. Barcelona, which is in the Euroleague this season, suffered only two defeats, of which one of Partizan Belgrade, is considered a clear favorite with odds 1.7.Who invest one euro to Olympiakos will have guaranteed payment of 3.2 euros.Odd on CSKA is 6 euros, while Partizan at the rear, with the odd 15 euros.
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#7
There is a good analysis of the Final Four, written by the agent of the great Papaloukas. the article is in english

http://www.factual.es/deportes/2010/05/06/25041
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#8
Predictions for tomorrow's semi-finals:



Barcelona 86 - CSKA 74



Olympiacos 79 - Partizan 80
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#9
[quote name='kobimel' date='06 May 2010 - 04:58 PM' timestamp='1273161498' post='21080']

Predictions for tomorrow's semi-finals:



Barcelona 86 - CSKA 74



Olympiacos 79 - Partizan 80

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Let the universe hears ur predictions! <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />



GO, PARTIZAN!!!
(03-04-2012, 07:59 PM)KAPALI Wrote: "...I can show U what I am everytime everywhere your web artist..."
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#10
Quote:[size="3"]Barca outlast CSKA[/size]



Regal FC Barcelona are through to tomorrow’s Final, after beating CSKA Moscow, 64-54 in a hard-nosed Semi-Final in Paris.



In a low scoring contest, Fran Vazquez paced the victors home with 11 points, supported by Ricky Rubio and Juan Carlos Navarro, both, with 10 points. CSKA hung around after setting the early pace - Ramunas Siskauskas’ game leading 19 points personal, in vain for the second-best Russians.



In a game that was scrappy throughout. Barca kept their cool towards the end, despite not scoring a single field-goal until the five minute mark of the first quarter - and with it, grab a place in Sunday’s final, where they meet either Olympiacos or Partizan.



Barcelona took the lead towards the end of the first period of play and trading baskets in the second quarter - never looked back. Six straight points from Boniface N’Dong giving the Catalans an eight-point cushion, mid-way through the second quarter. [29-21]



J.R Holden and Trajan Langdon hit back-to-back three-pointers for CSKA, but it was replied in kind by Juan Carlos Navarro, then by Ricky Rubio - restoring the eight-point advantage in the third, but it was the final period, where Barca kept their consistency, and an alley-oop play midway through, linking Ricky Rubio’s lob to Fran Vazquez, gave the favourites a six-point lead, and it was Rubio that stuck a dagger in the loud CSKA Moscow fans hearts - when he nailed a triple that gave Barca a deserved win.



John Hobbs for talkbasket.net - in Paris.

http://www.talkbasket.net/news/barca-out...-3023.html
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#11
Well, I misfired by 20 points, but at least I nearly got the difference right (10). <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Biggrin' />



Partizan-Olympiacos has been great so far. A joy to watch, really smart basketball on both sides.
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#12
ahh Partizan...so close...that was an incredible game (and my prediction was almost exactly correct <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/tongue.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Tongue' />).
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#13
Partizan had play great game..but less of luck.Fans were enchanted with the game.For Partizan Fans this is huge success.
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#14
Partizan again out of lack.. <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Sad' />



Barca new CHAMPION!!! They play best basketball maybe in whole world.Only two lose against Partizan and Real Madrid...I think that if Partizan had played in final they will lose less than Olympiacos... <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Cool' />
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#15
The final was a great game, definitely from the side of Barcelona, Pascual showed Yannakis what it means to be a REAL coach and instill a sense of winner's psychology into a team. Partizan proved that the highest budgets don't necessary stand in the running for winning a title, they were really unlucky in the semi-finals in overtime, that's where their flaws were uncovered by not being to last long enough, and have enough bench depth to keep running with Olybiakos while having to deal with tiredness and pressure at the same time.



Olybiakos had a very poor game, especially offensively, and that is once more characteristic of Yannakis lack of skill in coaching, you just can't keep winning basketball matches only with defense, that's why as a coach he's only reached second best in the world and second best in Europe. His 'coaching' is too narrow-minded for the time being, revealing quite a lack of experience in handling such great players that Olybiakos possesses. He should start coaching again as an assistant coach for Messina or Obradovic to learn how it's REALLY done. You need IQ to handle a team that's destined for the F4, not just balls.
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#16
Welcome to the forum ZEUS <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thup:' /> That was a nice summary of the whole F4. Barcelona deserved to win it all because they played the best basketball the whole year and they didn't stop doing that in Paris. Partizan should have been in the final instead of Olympiacos and the final game just confirmed that in my opinion. The main weakness of Olympiacos is their coach. Giannakis couldn't make his team play the way they could potentially do it.



The final was a disappointment for a neutral fan. At least Partizan gave us too exciting games.
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#17
Have to agree there. Trough the whole year we r all listening about Barca-Oly finals!

I have to admit that both Partizan games where much better then the finals. Oly disappointed me a lot in the finals. Barca demolished them... Partizan could've done it better...
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#18
Thanks for the welcome <img src='http://www.talkbasket.net/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Smile' />



Well that's the annoying thing!!! Olybiakos has such AMAZING units as players, but I mean I can't understand how it is possible that every team Yannakis coaches, it has an abysmal FT %???????? Oly would be breezing through most games if they had their FT % at a stable 75% or so which is logical for the quality of players on the team. I mean I can't understand how it was possible that great offensive players like Kleiza, Bouroussis, Childress, were locked down in the final with Yannakis not being able to provide an answer how to break the Barca defense???? Teodosic was somewhat saved from the train wreck, but he did f*** up a lot in the semi final, and was just lucky that Childress converted his last 3p shot into a follow dunk. Honestly the only guy who was playing with complete heart and giving it his all was Big Sofo, but still he wasn't getting the ball as much as he should have. Honestly, the only guy I've ever seen own Big Sofo was Shaquille O'Neal himself when Olybiakos played a friendly against the Cavaliers in the US last year. Sophocles is a good lad who just needs to keep on maturing, he's done a lot of it lately, playing a lot more with his brain than with his super massive size. This boy deserves to be crowned Euroleague champion soon.
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#19
Speaking about Olympiacos, they should replace Giannakis with a better coach or rather a coach who fits the style of his players. The club surely has enough money to bring any coach they want.
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#20
Of course!



Olybiakos even made an offer to Kobe Bryant to come over to play!!!!!!



They were offering him a luxurious villa complete with chef specialising in US food, and most of all 10 million Euros a year TAX FREE!!!!!!!!



The offer was something like 3 times what he makes playing with the Lakers each year!!!!



In that way, yes Oly doesn't have any problem in paying for any coach that they desire. Yannakis simply isn't experienced enough, or clever enough to bring a team, any team, to the highest echelons of basketball greatness. He may do so after more years of coaching, but right now he's not one of the better coaches out there. He's a self-obsessed twat.
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