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Leonidas Kaselakis on Sportish: ‘Spanoulis’ perfectionism makes him push his limits and inspire others’



Peristeri began his stints in the Basketball Champions League victoriously with Vassilis Spanoulis making his official coaching debut. Peristeri captain Leonidas Kaselakis spoke to Sportish about Spanoulis’ effect on the team, his perfectionism and the premiere of the championship.

On Monday afternoon (10/3), Vassilis Spanoulis made his official coaching debut on the Peristeri bench as his team clinched an easy win over Bnei Herzeliya in the inaugural Basketball Champions League group.

The team’s leader, Leonidas Kaselakis, awarded Sportish for the premiere in Europe, the level of team readiness and the premiere of the championship against PAOK.

At the same time, the perfectionist Vassilis Spanoulis could not be missing, who pushes his limits every day, inspiring the players and helping them to improve in every training session.

“I wasn’t lucky enough to be his teammate, but I’ve met him many times.” He first said about Spanoulis. “The common element of the player and the coach Spanoulis is his perfectionism. As a result, he constantly pushes his limits, gets better and inspires others to get better too. We look forward to seeing him.”

In any case, the coach wants a team that plays intensively and starts from the back. I think we did a pretty good job playing against a very talented team. We know that the way things are in the BCL we’re going to have three finals, so every win counts. It was just the beginning, we have to stay humble and stay focused.”

For team readiness level: “We want to get better every day. We had some objective problems, I was with the national team until two weeks ago. We had a problem with the playmaker, who we had to replace due to a personal problem. Francisco came, which is excellent.

The team is very good for the time frame we are working on. Further improvements are required. The video we’re seeing does us a lot of good and we have a coach who’s with us but at the same time puts a lot of pressure on us. After all, Vassilis Spanoulis could not be otherwise. As a person he is like that. We like it and want to get better, it inspires us. At the end of the day, we want to celebrate because we’re doing something good.”

At the start of the league against PAOK: “The key will be energy and defense there too. When you have doubles it’s very important to keep them going. It’s a difficult game, it’s a first. PAOK are always a strong side and a force to be reckoned with I think if we play the basketball we know, if we look at the mistakes from our European game and improve them, we’ll be ready to win.

The important thing is to get the profits. There will be days when we play better, other days when we play worse. We have to learn to win and we’re well on our way to doing that.”

Whether there are goals in the team: “We don’t think about it, we watch the game against PAOK first, that’s the most important thing, and then we see what’s next.”

Source: sport 24

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AEK def. Rezzo Emilia to retain Basketball Champions League Play-In qualification




AEK defeated Reggio Emilia 68-59 on Matchday 5 of the Basketball Champions League and became favorites to qualify for the Play-In of the Basketball Champions League with a 2-2 win over the Italians. Ano Liosia’s indoor game was overshadowed by wild incidents.

The wild incidents before the bang marked the game between AEK and Rezzo Emilia on Wednesday night (7/12), creating a heavy atmosphere in the closed Ano Liosia and pushing the game into second place as there were injuries. Of course, the two teams weren’t to blame, they put up a nice fight on the floor for Game 5 of the Basketball Champions League, with the yellow-blacks getting the win (68-59) they sorely needed.

AEK climbed to 2-3 who now have the same record as the Italians (they beat them twice) but also with Karsigiaka welcoming them on the 6th and final matchday. A win sees Ilias Kanzouris’ team second in their group in the play-in (a streak of two wins to qualify for the Round of 16), a loss means they need a Gela from Rezzo Emilia -who will welcome Bonn to to finish in third place. Strasbourg, Murcia, Tofas, Zompatelli participate in Group A.

Group B result

1 Bonn 4:1
2. Karsiyaka 2-3
3. AEK 2-3
4.Rezzo Emilia 2-3

The race

AEK didn’t start the game well (7-15 in 7′), with Michael Hopkins scoring 10 points to put his team ahead and within reach. In the end, the hosts had two assists, the visitors seven for just two penalties, and a 13-20 was fair according to the game so far. As much as the yellow-blacks tried to defend themselves, the guests found solutions. They didn’t shoot impressively, but by halftime they had 13 assists for their 13 baskets against AEK, who had just nine accurate shots in 28 attempts (32.1%).

After Papadakis threw up spurts and scored late in the third half, AEK pulled from inside a basket (47-49 at 29′) and got back in the game before taking a half-goal lead by six (56-50 at 32′). went from 23-7. Mitchell scored +8 right in the middle of the fourth quarter (61-53), McGriff hit a 3-pointer in the 37th minute for 64-53 and AEK never looked back. She got the result and now holds the qualifier for the play-in in her hands.

THE REFEREES: Marques, Lukis, Zapolski

THE DECADES: 13-20, 29-39, 47-50, 68-59

AEK (Kantzouris): Flionis 3, Koniaris 2, Miles 8 (2), Mitchell 16 (5/11 2-pointers, 6/8 shots, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 6 turnovers), Williams 15 (5/7 2-pointers , 1/6 3-pointers, 2/2 shots, 4 rebounds), Filippakos, Frazier 6 (1/6 shots, 5 rebounds, 6 assists), Madsen 10 (3/4 2-pointers, 4/5 shots), McGriff, Papadakis 4 (6 assists in 9:26), Petropoulos 4

REZO EMILIA (Fouka): Anim 11 (2/6 2-pointers, 2/5 3-pointers, 1/2 shots), Burgianadze 5 (4 rebounds), Ccincharini 11 (3 3-pointers, 6 rebounds, 9 assists), Olisevicius 10 (1/6 3-pointers, 4 rebounds), Vitali 6 (2), Diouf 1, Hopkins 13 (3/7 2-pointers, 1/2 3-pointers, 4/5 shots, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 fouls, 6 turnovers), Stefanini 2, Strautins

Team stats from AEK: 19/33 2-pointers, 4/23 3-pointers, 18/22 shots, 42 rebounds (27 defensive – 15 offensive), 20 assists, 9 steals, 4 blocks, 13 turnovers, 20 fouls

Rezzo Emilia team statistics: 9/20 2-pointers, 10/30 3-pointers, 11/18 shots, 36 rebounds (31 defense – 5 offense), 17 assists, 8 steals, 3 blocks, 17 fouls

The next games of the two teams: On Matchday 6, AEK plays Karsigiaka in Ano Liosia (21/12), Rezzo Emilia hosts Voni (21/12).

Source: sport 24

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Episodes and head-to-head battles before AEK – Rezzo Emilia




Hand-to-hand fighting took place on Wednesday evening (7/12) in Ano Liosia between fans of AEK and Rezzo Emilia.

It wasn’t a risky match but the Ano Liosian closed on Wednesday night (7/12) turned into a huge ring. The fans of AEK and Rezzo Emilia were excited before the start of the game on the 5th day of the Basketball Champions League, when the first information about the presence of injuries spoke.

The Italians traveled to Athens with a few dozen of their fans as the two sides’ records (1-3 AEK and 2-2 Rezzo Emilia) put them on high alert in the group stage of the competition. The situation quickly spiraled out of control, there were no police forces in the stadium, the atmosphere was “heavy” due to the use of fire extinguishers, and the referees ruled that the jamball should be played at 7:45 p.m. with a slight delay.

Wild episodes in Ano Liosia between fans of AEK and Rezzo Emilia

The atmosphere is suffocated by the use of fire extinguishers

Melee combat, very ugly images of people on the ground

Pictures from the closed Ano Liosia are circulating on the Internet

AEK players watch what's happening in the stands

The Rezzo Emilia athletes who stopped their warm-up are also worried

Source: sport 24

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AEK’s last card against Sakota, for a dozen wins for the Bucks in Milwaukee




With no room for another defeat, AEK Dragan Sakotas hosts Reggio Emilia (19:30). Fifth game for Olympiakos in the Women’s EuroLeague (17:30). The Kings are hosted by the Bucks at the Fiserv Forum (3:00), waiting for the Celtics to stumble in Arizona at the same time.

AEK would not want to say goodbye to Europe so soon. He will want to keep the possibility of distinction alive in the BCL by going as far as possible. That’s why the home game against Rezzo Emilia on Wednesday afternoon (December 7th, 7:30 p.m., COSMOTE SPORT 4 HD, LIVE from Sportish) counts twice.

In the event that Union defeats the Italian team, they will be in a head-to-head 2-0 and barring one shocking event, they can continue at least in the intermediate stages of the competition and maintain their presence in the top 16 teams.

On the contrary, the defeat causes her a serious problem and may even disqualify her. What he needs (will) also depends on the result Karsijaka – Bonn, which will have ended a little earlier in Izmir.

The daily routine at BCL

  • 19:00 Zompatelli – Tofas
  • 19:00 Karsijaka – Bonn
  • 19:30 AEK – Rezzo Emilia
  • 21:00 Strasbourg – Murcia

In the Women’s EuroLeague and Group A, Olympiacos will look for a way to break the pomegranate and claim their first win after 0/4 in the previous games. Italy’s Virtus Bologna arrived in Greece with a record 3-1 and looks like a viable opponent for the Reds and Whites to restart in top-flight competition.

The game will be streamed on FIBA’s YouTube channel.

The match schedule of the day in the Women’s EuroLeague

  • 17:30 Olympiacos v Virtus Bologna
  • 18:00 Fenerbahce – USK Prague
  • 20:00 Polkovice – Valencia
  • 21:00 Bourges – Atomeromou

On Thursday morning (12 August, 3:00 a.m., COSMOTE SPORT 4 HD, LIVE from Sportish), the Bucks will meet the Kings in Milwaukee. This will be the Stags’ 15th game at Fiserv Forum going 11-3, a record they’re looking to extend against a team that’s playing much better than predictions at the start of the season suggested. In fact, outside of Sacramento, it ranks at a competitive 50% with 5 wins in 10 games and 13-9 overall, which has put it in the West’s top 4.

A win for Giannis Antetokounmpo’s side will put added pressure on Celtic’s pioneers, who will soon be tested at the Suns’ tough home ground.

The NBA schedule of the day

  • 2:00 Orlando Magic – Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2:30 Brooklyn Nets-Charlotte Hornets
  • 2:30 Toronto Raptors-Los Angeles Lakers (COSMOTE SPORT 7)
  • 3:00 New York Knicks-Atlanta Hawks
  • 15:00 Milwaukee Bucks – Sacramento Kings (COSMOTE SPORT 4 HD, LIVE by Sportish)
  • 3:00 Chicago Bulls-Wizards
  • 3:00 Minnesota Timberwolves – Indiana Pacers
  • 3:00 Memphis Grizzlies-Oklahoma City Thunder
  • 3:00 New Orleans Pelicans – Detroit Pistons
  • 4:00 Utah Jazz-Golden State Warriors
  • 5:00 a.m. Phoenix Suns-Boston Celtics

Source: sport 24

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