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Old 04-18-2009, 05:24 PM   #1
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You have to have a thread for the best event in Basketball,so let's start the debate and the guessing.
CSKA v Barca. CSKA are not the same team without papaloukas and anderson, however Lorbek has been a great addition and Messina is too good to let his team slip.Barca will have to have a day where Basile,Lakovic and Navarro are on fire behind the arc and a strong vazquez and ilyasova effort on boards.I guess Barton,Sada,Grimau and Basile will take turns on siskauskas,holden and langdon.Barca success so often its defence.
Olympiakos Pannathinaikos?? All I can say is that I am so sad that for the first time in 4 years i wont make the event live and I will miss my first olympiakos v panna game! I think this will be a close game with a lot of tension,Childress will have never seen anything like this in the NBA and will struggle to cope with his shock.I think Panathinaikos have the experience overall, but Olympiakos have halperin,vujcic and papaloukas all with tons of experience in recent final fours!olympiakos will try and slow the game down as all of yiannakis teams do.low score i predict with a narrow win by panna.
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Old 04-18-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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Olympiacos is the most talented team but I like Barcelona as champions. Vujcic is too soft in the paint, and Childress on the court is more of a detriment than a asset. CSKA looks more like an old pseudo-dynasty, for me real dynasty must at least three-peat, and panathanikos roster is either too old or too inexperienced. As for Barcelona they seem just right as champions.
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Old 04-19-2009, 01:42 AM   #3
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I predicted the final four right, so maybe I can keep that going. I think CSKA against PAO in the finals. The last game I really am not sure, I think it's about a 50/50. But any of these 4 teams can definitely win it. Maybe the closest final four ever in terms of the difference between all the 4 teams.
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1 week to go. have they announced where it will be next year??hope it is not London!
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Olympiacos is the most talented team but I like Barcelona as champions. Vujcic is too soft in the paint, and Childress on the court is more of a detriment than a asset. CSKA looks more like an old pseudo-dynasty, for me real dynasty must at least three-peat, and panathanikos roster is either too old or too inexperienced. As for Barcelona they seem just right as champions.
According to you there are no dynasty trams in Europe? Because I really doubt if any European has ever done this since the Final Four system I'd say a three-peat in Euroleague is next to impossible nowadays. CSKA has been competing in the last 7 Final Fours. If this is not a dynasty I don't know what is.
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1 week to go. have they announced where it will be next year??hope it is not London!
Yes, London. As for Pana-Oly derby, you are welcome to watch one in Athens when you want.
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:15 PM   #6
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According to you there are no dynasty trams in Europe? Because I really doubt if any European has ever done this since the Final Four system I'd say a three-peat in Euroleague is next to impossible nowadays. CSKA has been competing in the last 7 Final Fours. If this is not a dynasty I don't know what is.

Yes, London. As for Pana-Oly derby, you are welcome to watch one in Athens when you want.
london confirmed? all i heard was that there was an agreement with aeg and they would have final four in berlin o2 2009 and o2 in london 2010 or 2011.
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Hi all,

Anyone interested in a ticket for the Final Four in Berlin?If so just send an email at paradoxo2001@yahoo.com.

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siskauskas was inmense today.Pascual proved that he has no experience,he had no reply to cskas run other than desperate 3s.Navarro getting in foul trouble early was crucial ,that and the fact that very few players helped a wonderful andersen today.Ilyasova has been really good this year but for some reason Pascual only played him in a very intermittent 12 minutes.CSKA proved that they are the champs as soon as they went 1 point up they never looked like losing the lead.Barca had no answer.Off to watch the battle of the greeks.
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siskauskas was inmense today.Pascual proved that he has no experience,he had no reply to cskas run other than desperate 3s.Navarro getting in foul trouble early was crucial ,that and the fact that very few players helped a wonderful andersen today.Ilyasova has been really good this year but for some reason Pascual only played him in a very intermittent 12 minutes.CSKA proved that they are the champs as soon as they went 1 point up they never looked like losing the lead.Barca had no answer.Off to watch the battle of the greeks.

CSKA won because of superior coaching. The semifinal game is the coaching game because they have so much time to prepare. bad luck for Barca. PAO won because they are better, CSKA won because their coach is better.

The final should be incredible.
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CSKA won because of superior coaching. The semifinal game is the coaching game because they have so much time to prepare. bad luck for Barca. PAO won because they are better, CSKA won because their coach is better.

The final should be incredible.
I agree with you. The coaching liabilities of Pascual were evident.Siskauskas was on fire so Messina leaves him in and plays for him,Andersen is on fire and pascual takes him off to rest him!! There is no rest at this stage.Plus you don't allow a guy to score 13 points in a row,you put a guy on him.
Two Lithuanians the stars of the semis I think,Siskauskas and Jasikevicius.
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Panathanaikos are champions once again. The games were so close it could be time to make a best of series rather than one game.
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Panathanaikos are champions once again. The games were so close it could be time to make a best of series rather than one game.
That's a good point but I think a final four is a better option.It makes the whole event more interesting.
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