The best basketball games in Europe this weekend will be played in Tel Aviv . In this Satarday semifinals are going to be played and finals are going to be played on Monday . In Satarday Cedevita is playing against defending champion Partizan ( won 5 Adriatic league championship in the row ) and Buducnost is playing against host Maccabi Tel Aviv . Finals will probably be Partizan vs Maccabi , Maccabi is clearly the favorite to win it but I and every Partizan fan belive Partizan can win it again . Cedevita is going to play without Smodis , Partizan maybe without Macvan and Bertans and Maccabi without Papaloukas ( I heard he was angry because of his playing time and left Maccabi ) and Mallet ( he is back in Charloa )
Schortsanitis is injured anyway. He has been playing for months with a bad knee and needs surgery.
His chance of making the Greek national team this summer is slim, so he needs to have the surgery now if he wants to be selected.
Papaloukas is pissed off because Blatt didn't give him playing time and then Virtus Bologna offered him a good contract and good playing time to come in the Italian League to finish the year and for the playoffs.
Blatt refused it, and just kept Papaloukas in the team but not playing. So he's pissed off and wants off the team now.
It will be tough for Partizan to win this is Macvan can't play.
Wow, both Partizan and Panathinaikos lost playoff games on the same day.
Panathinaikos wont play in finals ? Partizan played terrible , I couldnt recognise players , Partizan was best ft shooting team in EL and they shoot below 50% . Macvan and James played that bad that it would be better if they didnt played , I couldn even watch end of the game .