December 2007 International Wiretap

Due To Force Majeure, Prokom Changes Venues

Dec 18, 2007 7:24 AM

Euroleague Basketball announced today that Prokom Trefl Sopot will play all of its remaining regular season home games at the 100 Years Arena instead of Olivia Sports Hall, where the team normally played Euroleague games.

The change was permitted due to force majeure circumstances, with the safety of teams, game officials and fans put above over all other considerations, since Olivia Sports Hall, located in the city of Gdansk, has been closed until further notice due to structural problems.

Prokom plays all its Polish League games at the 100 Years Arena, which has a seating capacity of 2,000 and is located in Sopot.

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Euroleague Judge Orders Partizan To Play Behind Closed Doors

Dec 11, 2007 4:42 AM

As a result of successive incidents that took place recently on Partizan Igokea's court in Belgrade, Euroleague Basketball's disciplinary judge has ordered that the team's next home game be played behind closed doors, without fans.

The decision comes after game officials reported firecrackers, coins and lighters being thrown on the court at two different times during the December 5 game between Partizan and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul at Pionior Arena in Belgrade.

The Disciplinary Judge considered as aggravating circumstances the fact that Partizan Igokea Belgrade has already been sanctioned for similar infringements during every one of the team's Euroleague home games so far this season, on October 24, November 7 and November 21, 2007.

Partizan Igokea Belgrade has the right to submit appeals against the ruling in the time of 10 calendar days.

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Alba Tops Bosna 141-127 In A 5-OT Classic

Dec 4, 2007 7:09 PM

An amazing night that marked the halfway point in the ULEB Cup regular season reached historic proportions on Tuesday with the longest and highest-scoring game ever played in the competition.

Alba Berlin defeated visiting KK Bosna 141-127 after five overtimes and 65 minutes of action - more than a regulation game-and-a-half - at Max Schmeling Hall in the German capital.

It was the first five-overtime game in either the ULEB Cup or Euroleague all decade. The longest previous ULEB Cup game was on November 11, 2003, when Lukoil Academic edged KK Zagreb 116-115 in triple overtime, with their 231 points also setting a record.

Alba and Bosna surpassed that record, combining for 268 points, each of them surpassing the previous single-game scoring record of 121 points by Estudiantes of Spain versus rieste of Italy, November 5, 2002.

Perhaps most remarkable of all, Alba and Bosna scored an astounding 126 points between them in the overtime periods alone, despite the fact that 10 players fouled out between the two teams.

Additionally, Alba hero Bobby Brown, who forced the first, fourth and fifth overtimes finished with 44 points, almost breaking the record in an ULEB Cup game.

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Mcijauskas Named Euroleague Player Of November

Dec 3, 2007 12:36 PM

Following his two long years of involuntary absence from the
basketball court, Arvydas Macijauskas of Olympiacos is Euroleague Basketball's choice as the first MVP of the Month for the 2007-08 season.

Macijauskas has been nothing short of spectacular in the five of six Olympiacos games he has played in October and November. The 27-year-old shooting guard currently leads all Euroleague players in several statistical categories: performance index rating (30 per game), scoring (23.8 points per game) and two-point shooting accuracy (80%). He also ranks second in steals (2.4 per game) and eighth in free throw accuracy (86.7%).

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