As we count down the days to the start of NBA training camps, many of us lament the absence of real basketball news from our lives. But guess what? The most prestigious continental tournament in the world is taking place as you read this, as Eurobasket ’13 is underway in Slovenia. Bunch of guys you never heard of? Not at all. There are 27 NBA players competing in the tournament, a bunch more Eurostash players whose draft rights are held by NBA teams,
The Euroleague Final Four is underway in London. Earlier, Olympiacos Kyle Hines and Pero Antic hard 13 apiece to help down Nenad Krstic, Milos Teodosic and a discombobulated CSKA Moscow team 69-52. Afterward, Real Madrid finished a back-and-forth battle on top 74-67. Here’s how it all went down. First Half Barcelona’s CJ Wallace told ELA he was not 100 percent heading into tonight’s clash with Madrid due to an elbow injury, but there he was early on giving up his body. Nikola Mirotic
The last time Real Madrid made a Euroleague Final Four, Maccabi stomped on them 82-63 in Barcelona to advance to the 2011 Finals. Two years later, Real Madrid is the first Euroleague team to ensure their place in the Euroleague’s final weekend. This year it will be in London. The team Madrid swept to get there?