Basketball Wiretap

Luka Doncic Named Euroleague MVP For 2nd Straight Game

Apr 29, 2017 11:05 AM

Real Madrid secured a Final Four berth with its second road win in less than 48 hours against Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul on Friday night.

Luka Doncic was named MVP for Game 4 of the EuroLeague Playoffs. It marked the 18-year old's second consecutive MVP of the round award, after he shared the honor 48 hours earlier in Game 3.

Doncic has won the honor four times this season, second to only reigning EuroLeague MVP Nando De Colo of CSKA Moscow, who won six.

Doncic scored 11 points to go with 7 assists and 5 rebounds. He made his only two-point shot attempt, hit 1 of 4 from downtown and went 6 for 8 from the free throw line in addition to collecting 1 steal and 6 fouls drawn for a performance index rating of 21, the highest among all players in the two Game 4 contests.

Doncic is expected to be one of the top two picks in the 2018 NBA Draft.

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Tags: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid, NBA, NBA NBA Draft, International, NBA Draft General, International Award, International Teams

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Stephon Marbury Released By Beijing Ducks

Apr 24, 2017 11:47 AM

Stephon Marbury has been released by the Beijing Ducks from the final season of his contract.

Marbury won three titles in six seasons with Beijing. Marbury declined an opportunity to coach with Beijing as he wants to continue playing in China.

Marbury expects to receive interest from rival teams.

Marbury averaged 21.4 points, 5.5 assists and 4 rebounds in 34.6 minutes per game in 36 games.

“We agreed that I would leave this season and the door is always open to coach. They had the option for me to play or coach, and they wanted me to coach. It’s understandable at my age, but my age doesn’t dictate my game. This gives me strong desire to work hard and try my best to come back to help a team win a [championship],” Marbury said.

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Tags: Stephon Marbury, Beijing Shougang, International, International Teams

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