MATTONI NBL  - Czech Republic

Czech League Finals, Game 5: June 7, 2008
CEZ Nymburk wins Czech title The Czech League crown will stay put. CEZ Basket Nymburk won its fifth straight Czech League championship on Saturday by blasting Geofin Novy Jicín 93-70 in Game 5 of the best-of-seven finals series. After Novy Jicín’s Kenny Walker tied the score at 54-54 midway through the third period, the hosts rallied off 21 unanswered points to put the result out of doubt. Arthur Lee scored 8 during that run to lead Nymburk. The lead reached 26 later in the fourth quarter as Nymburk coasted to the title. Lee finished with 10 points and 5 assists for the winners. Radoslav Rancik scored 21 to lead Nymburk, Radek Necas added 19 points and 10 rebounds, Ladislav Sokolovsky had 18 and Monte Mack 11. Walker paced Geofin with 15 and Robert Sarovic added 14. MORE

Finals Playoffs, best of 7 games
Record Team Game 1 G. 2 G. 3 G. 4 G. 5 G. 6 G. 7
4 CEZ Nymburk (1) 84 89 93 67 93 x x
1 Geofin N. Jicín (2) 73 47 97 58 70 x x
Czech League Champion 2007-08: CEZ Basket Nymburk

Semifinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 CEZ Nymburk (1) 89 93 90 x x
0 BK Pardubice (5) 60 62 74 x x
3 Geofin N. Jicín (2) 76 94  92 103 73
2 BK Prostejov (3) 70 101 82 104 68

Quarterfinals Playoffs, best of 5 games
Record Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3 CEZ Nymburk (1) 106 100 116 x x
0 ZS Brno (8) 64 78 58 x x
2 BK Decín (4) 60 67 85 72 66
3 BK Pardubice (5) 73 66 83 90 76
3 Geofin N. Jicín (2) 100 86 95 87 x
1 USK Praha (7) 65 88 64 74 x
3 BK Prostejov (3) 79 73 83 73 x
1 NH Ostrava (6) 66 89 77 59 x

Finals games
Game 1 CEZ Nymburk vs. Geofin N. Jicín 84-73 May 31
Game 2 CEZ Nymburk vs. Geofin N. Jicín 89-47 June 1
Game 3 Geofin N. Jicín vs. CEZ Nymburk 97-93 June 4
Game 4 Geofin N. Jicín vs. CEZ Nymburk 58-67 June 5
Game 5 CEZ Nymburk vs. Geofin N. Jicín 93-70 June 7

Semifinals games
Game 1 CEZ Nymburk vs. BK Pardubice 89-60 May 13
Game 1 Geofin N. Jicín vs. BK Prostejov 76-70 May 14
Game 2 BK Pardubice vs. CEZ Nymburk 62-93 May 16
Game 2 BK Prostejov vs. Geofin N. Jicín 101-94 May 17
Game 3 CEZ Nymburk vs. BK Pardubice 90-74 May 20
Game 3 Geofin N. Jicín vs. BK Prostejov 92-82 May 21
Game 4 BK Prostejov vs. Geofin N. Jicín 104-103 May 24
Game 5 Geofin N. Jicín vs. BK Prostejov 73-68 May 28

Quarterfinals games
Game 1 CEZ Nymburk vs. ZS Brno 106-64 April 23
Game 1 BK Decín vs. BK Pardubice 60-73 April 25
Game 1 Geofin N. Jicín vs. USK Praha 100-65 April 26
Game 1 BK Prostejov vs. NH Ostrava 79-66 April 26
Game 2 ZS Brno vs. CEZ Nymburk 78-100 April 26
Game 2 BK Pardubice vs. BK Decín 66-67 April 29
Game 2 USK Praha vs. Geofin N. Jicín 88-86 May 1
Game 2 NH Ostrava vs. BK Prostejov 89-73 April 30
Game 3 CEZ Nymburk vs. ZS Brno 116-58 April 30
Game 3 BK Decín vs. BK Pardubice 85-83 May 2
Game 3 Geofin N. Jicín vs. USK Praha 95-64 May 3
Game 3 BK Prostejov vs. NH Ostrava 83-77 May 3
Game 4 BK Pardubice vs. BK Decín 90-72 May 6
Game 4 USK Praha vs. Geofin N. Jicín 74-87 May 7
Game 4 NH Ostrava vs. BK Prostejov 59-73 May 7
Game 5 BK Decín vs. BK Pardubice 66-76 May 9



STANDINGS, REG. SEASON TG W L P+ P-
1 CEZ Basketball Nymburk 44 43 1 4036 2865
2 Geofin Nový Jicín 44 34 10 3762 3310
3 BK Prostejov 44 31 13 3707 3318
4 BK Decín 44 28 16 3640 3408
5 BK Synthesia Pardubice 44 26 18 3424 3372
6 NH Ostrava 44 22 22 3602 3532
7 USK Praha 44 19 25 3329 3519
8 A PLUS OHL ZS Brno BC 44 18 26 3344 3550
9 BK Sadská 44 17 27 3480 3812
10 BK Kondoøi Liberec 44 14 30 3424 3592
11 BC Kolín 44 9 35 3341 3913
12 BK Ústí nad Labem 44 3 41 3106 4004

Czech League playoffs, Semifinals, Game 3: May 20-21, 2008

May 21, 2008 by Euroleague.net Print
Radoslav Rancik - CEZ Nymburg whoCEZ Basket Nymburk stayed on course for its fifth straight Czech League crown by beating BK Synthesia Pardubice 90-74 Tuesday in Game 3 to sweep its semifinal series and book a spot in the finals. Now the four-time defending champs will await to learn their opponents from the other series, where Geofin Novy Jicín holds a 2-1 lead over BK Prostejov after recording a 92-82 win in Game 3 on Wednesday. Novy Jicín will have a chance to book a spot in the finals on Saturday in Game 4. Nymburk worked harder than ever for its Game 3 win. Head coach Muli Katzurin's men trailed early, were down 12-19 after one of their worst opening periods all season and 33-34 by halftime. Even heading into the last period Nymburk led by just 3, but a 29-16 fourth period earned them the win. Radoslav Rancik led the way with 26 points and 9 rebounds, Ladislav Sokolovsky added 13 and 7, Arthur Lee scored 12 and dished 7 assists and Pavel Benes and Blake Schlib netted 11 each. Stefan Svitek led Pardubice with 18. In Game 3 of the other series, Joseph Chapman led Novy Jicín with 22 points and Kenneth Walker posted 18 points and 11 rebounds. Rahsaan Ames recorded a triple-double with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, but it was not enough to save Prostejov.


Semifinal Playoffs, best of 5 games
RecordTeamGame 1Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5
3CEZ Nymburk (1)899390xx
0BK Pardubice (5)606274xx
2Geofin N. Jicín (2)7694 92May 24 *May 28
1BK Prostejov (3)7010182--

Semifinal games
Game 1CEZ Nymburk vs. BK Pardubice 89-60May 13
Game 1Geofin N. Jicín vs. BK Prostejov76-70May 14
Game 2BK Pardubice vs. CEZ Nymburk 62-93May 16
Game 2BK Prostejov vs. Geofin N. Jicín 101-94May 17
Game 3 CEZ Nymburk vs. BK Pardubice 90-74May 20
Game 3 Geofin N. Jicín vs. BK Prostejov92-82May 21
Game 4 BK Prostejov vs. Geofin N. Jicín -May 24
Game 5 Geofin N. Jicín vs. BK Prostejov-*May 28