ADRIATIC LEAGUE

Adriatic League final four, final: April 25, 2010
Partizan champ Adriatic League 2009-10 (photo adriaticbasket.com)In one of the most amazing finishes at any level this season, Partizan won its fourth consecutive Adriatic League title by edging Cibona 74-75 in overtime in front of a sellout crowd in Zagreb, Croatia on Sunday. Dusan Kecman became the game hero with a midcourt buzzer-beating three-pointer that allowed Partizan to lift the trophy in unbelievable fashion. Cibona trailed 68-72 with seconds left but back-to-back triples by Marko Tomas and Bojan Bogdanovic gave their team a 74-72 edge with 0.6 seconds left, but Kecman stole the show right when it mattered. Aleks Maric led the winners with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Lawrence Roberts added 13 points and 14 rebounds while Aleksandar Rasic and Petar Bozic each had 11 points for Partizan. Marko Tomas and Jamont Gordon led Cibona with 31 points apiece. Partizan led for the best part of the fourth quarter but Gordon allowed Cibona to force overtime, 60-60. Roberts downed 4-of-6 free throws to give Partizan a 68-72 lead late in the extra period and even when Cibona regained the lead, Kecman sank a shot that will go down in history as one of the most incredible ones in Adriatic League history. MORE

Adriatic League, Final Four, in Zagreb: April 23-25, 2010
Final Four, Final
Record Team Game 1
0 Cibona (1) 74
1 Partizan (2) 75
Adriatic League Champion 2009-10: Partizan Belgrade
Final Four, semifinals
Record Team Game 1
1 Cibona (1) 78
0 Union Olimpija (4) 73
1 Partizan (2) 72
0 Hemofarm Stada (3) 67

Final Four games
Semifinal A Cibona vs. Union Olimpija 78-73 April 23
Semifinal B Partizan vs. Hemofarm Stada 72-67 April 23
Final Cibona vs. Partizan 74-75 OT April 25

Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 26: March 20, 2010
LAST GAME GAME 26
March 20, 2010
Day Match Result
Mar. 20 FMP vs. Buducnost 73-70
Mar. 20 Bosna ASA vs. Crvena zvezda 68-67
Mar. 20 Zadar vs. Zagreb CO 72-65
Mar. 20 Hemofarm vs. Union Olimpija 73-60
Mar. 20 Helios Domzale vs. Radnički 73-71
Mar. 20 Cibona vs. Cedevita 93-82
Mar. 20 Partizan vs. Siroki HT Eronet 80-69
NEXT GAME FINAL FOUR
23-25 April 2010
Day Match
Apr.23 Cibona (1) vs. U. Olimpija (4)
Apr.23 Partizan (2) vs. Hemofarm (3)
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STANDINGS TG W L P+ P-
1 KK Cibona 26 20 6 2038 1802
2 KK Partizan 26 20 6 2021 1842
3 KK Hemofarm STADA 26 17 9 2059 1912
4 KK Union Olimpija 26 15 11 2004 1875
5 KK Budućnost m:tel 26 15 11 1964 1876
6 KK Zagreb Croatia osiguranje 26 14 12 2054 2076
7 KK Cedevita 26 13 13 2037 2097
8 KK Zadar 26 13 13 2118 1960
9 KK Crvena zvezda 26 11 15 2069 2012
10 HKK Široki HT Eronet 26 11 15 1949 2013
11 KK Radnički 26 11 15 1826 2008
12 KK FMP 26 10 16 1965 2055
13 KK Bosna ASA BH TELECOM 26 6 20 1778 2053
14 KK Helios Domžale 26 6 20 1756 2057


Adriatic League, Season 2009-10
The Adriatic League enters its ninth edition and has become as unpredictable as ever. As many as 13 teams will do their best to dethrone defending champion Partizan, which has dominated the competition since 2007. Partizan lost some of its best players, but inked Aleks Maric and brought back Milt Palacio to play alongside Jan Vesely, Slavko Vranes and Aleksandar Rasic and stay competitive as ever. Union Olimpija, Hemofarm Stada, Zadar and Cibona are the main outsiders to beat Partizan. Cibona, which reached the title game last season, renewed its roster with Marko Tomas, Bojan Bogdanovic, Dalibor Bagaric, Jamont Gordon and Antonio Graves. Hemofarm managed to keep its main stars such as Milan Macvan, Stefan Markovic, Boban Marjanovic and Miljan Pavkovic. Zadar counts on Rok Stipcevic, Vladimer Boisa, Trent Plaisted and Toni Prostan to lead the team this season. Meanwhile, Olimpija got much stronger with marquee additions like Sani Becirovic, Uros Slokar, Nemanja Aleksandrov, Gasper Vidmar and Matt Walsh. Buducnost m:tel, with Goran Jeretin and Cedomir Vitkovac, Red Star, featuring Elmedin Kikanovic, Tadija Dragicevic and Vladimir Stimac, and FMP, with Dejan Musli and Dragan Labovic, may also fight for a final four spot.

Adriatic League final four, final: April 25, 2010

Apr 25, 2010 by Euroleague.net Print
Partizan champ Adriatic League 2009-10 (photo adriaticbasket.com)In one of the most amazing finishes at any level this season, Partizan won its fourth consecutive Adriatic League title by edging Cibona 74-75 in overtime in front of a sellout crowd in Zagreb, Croatia on Sunday. Dusan Kecman became the game hero with a midcourt buzzer-beating three-pointer that allowed Partizan to lift the trophy in unbelievable fashion. Cibona trailed 68-72 with seconds left but back-to-back triples by Marko Tomas and Bojan Bogdanovic gave their team a 74-72 edge with 0.6 seconds left, but Kecman stole the show right when it mattered. Aleks Maric led the winners with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Lawrence Roberts added 13 points and 14 rebounds while Aleksandar Rasic and Petar Bozic each had 11 points for Partizan. Marko Tomas and Jamont Gordon led Cibona with 31 points apiece. Partizan led for the best part of the fourth quarter but Gordon allowed Cibona to force overtime, 60-60. Roberts downed 4-of-6 free throws to give Partizan a 68-72 lead late in the extra period and even when Cibona regained the lead, Kecman sank a shot that will go down in history as one of the most incredible ones in Adriatic League history.

Dusan Kecman - PartizanThree-pointers by Jan Vesely and Bozic gave Partizan an early 9-12 lead. Cibona relied on Gordon and Tomas, that combined for 29 points in the first half. They didn't find much help around, however, as Partizan managed to stay in the game and lead for the best part of this half. Free throws by Gordon tied it at 31-31 as both teams headed back to the locker rooms. Tomas stayed on fire after the break but a triple by Dusan Kecman and a layup-plus-foul by Vesely gave Partizan a 36-41 edge midway through the third quarter. Cibona rallied and Tomas struck from downtown for a 44-44 tie after 30 minutes. A three-pointer by Gordon tied it again, 54-54, but back-to-back dunks by Roberts and Maric gave Partizan a 54-58 edge with 4 minutes left. Gordon and Bogdanovic managed to tie the game, 60-60, already in the final minute. Kecman and Tomas traded misses from downtown to send the game to overtime. A three-point play by Maric and free throws by Roberts gave Partizan a 62-65 edge. Gordon followed a layup with foul shots but Rasic buried a key triple for a 66-68 score. Tomas tied it with free throws and Bogdanovic missed the go-ahead three-pointer. Roberts hit 4-of-6 foul shots and just when the outcome seemed clear, back-to-back triples by Tomas and Bogdanovic allowed Cibona to regain the lead, 74-72, with 0.6 seconds left. Partizan had the game's final possession and Kecman banked in the game-winning triple from midcourt right at the buzzer to make his team win another Adriatic League title in epic fashion!


Final Four, Final
Record Team Game 1
0 Cibona (1) 74
1 Partizan (2) 75
Adriatic League Champion 2009-10: Partizan Belgrade

Final Four games
Semifinal A Cibona vs. Union Olimpija 78-73 April 23
Semifinal B Partizan vs. Hemofarm Stada 72-67 April 23
Final Cibona vs. Partizan 74-75 OT April 25