DOG LOVERS: Janis Strelnieks and his family love dogs, and they paid a visit to a local animal shelter in Kaunas.
FENER B-DAYS: At Fenerbahce, they pay special attention to birthdays. Last week Achille Polonara turned 30, and he traditionally got both a cake and a song.
FAMILY FEEL: American players and their families celebrated Thanksgiving this past week, and Milan players used the opportunity for a larger get-together.
FROM BARCELONA WITH LOVE: When Zalgiris visited Barcelona, it found many former Zalgiris players and coaches in Barcelona uniform. Nigel Hayes-Davis and Rokas Jokubaitis moved to Barcelona this past summer, and everybody was just really happy to see each other.
PASCUAL IN ATHENS: Xavi Pascual returned to Athens to a warm welcome from everybody on Panathinaikos, the club he coached for more than two years and won a pair of Greek League and Greek Cup titles.
WINNERS' CORNER: Real and Efes had a strong finish to November, while CSKA and ASVEL pulled out dramatic wins.