Wednesday marked the second day of quarterfinal action in the FIBA World Cup, and it featured a quartet of actually-good (or, purportedly-good) basketball teams: Spain, France, Brazil and Serbia. Spain, the host country, is expected to handle 2013 Eurobasket champion France, which is playing without Tony Parker, while Brazil and Serbia faced off in the early game to decide who gets...
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The Boston Celtics (19-36) have been one of the main targets in the NBA for rumors and trade talks including most of their core players during their forgetful 2013 campaign. The trade deadline passed Thursday afternoon, the Boston Celtics have made no moves or trades. “There was a lot of talk, but I’m not...
Nenad Krstic has been named Euroleague MVP for the month of January.
Krstic finished January's five games tied for the month’s best average performance index rating, 21.6, with Tarence Kinsey of Partizan. His fifth-ranked 16.4 points, his 6.0 rebounds and his 1.4 assists per game in January all more than doubled his regular season averages. And his PIR of 31.9 per 40 minutes...
February 04, 2014
The San Antonio Spurs (0-0) get their preseason going tonight as they host CSKA Moscow at the AT&T Center as part of CSKA's U.S. Tour 2013.
CSKA is coming off a 108-106 overtime win over Minnesota marking it the second time ever that a foreign team has beaten an NBA team on U.S. soil. Milos Teodosic finished with 26 points and nine assists.
CSKA is not to be taken...
The Minnesota Timberwolves lost to CSKA Moscow in a preseason game on Monday, 108-106, marking the third time a European club defeated an NBA team in North America.
The game went to overtime after CSKA Moscow led 53-50 at halftime.
Milos Teodosic led CSKA Moscow with 26 points and nine rebounds off the bench.
CSKA Moscow also boasted former NBA players such as Nenad Krstic, Jeremy...
Milos Teodosic had 26 points, nine assists and five rebounds to lift CSKA Moscow to a 108-106 overtime exhibition victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Nenad Krstic had 13 points and seven rebounds and Sasha Kaun had 12 points and nine boards to get CSKA off to a winning start in their two-game American tour. CSKA beat the Los Angeles Clippers in 2006 and the...
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October 07, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Milos Teodosic had 26 points, nine assists and five rebounds to lift CSKA Moscow to a 108-106 overtime exhibition victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.
Nenad Krstic had 13 points and seven rebounds and Sasha Kaun had 12 points and nine boards to get CSKA off to a winning start in their two-game American tour. CSKA beat the Los Angeles Clippers...
Slovenia defeated Serbia 92-74 in the EuroBasket fifth place bracket.
Zoran Dragic had 23 points and nine rebounds to lead Slovenia. Goran Dragic had 15 points, four rebounds and five assists. Jaka Blazic had 15 points and five rebounds.
Nenad Krstic had 16 points and four rebounds in a losing effort for Serbia.
September 19, 2013
Croatia beat Ukraine 84-72 Thursday to reach the semifinals of the European basketball championship for the first time in 18 years.
Croatia will play either Lithuania or Italy. France and two-time defending champion Spain will play the other semifinal on Friday.
Shooting guard Krunoslav Simon scored 23 points for Croatia, which went on a key 13-0 run in the second quarter.
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September 19, 2013
Spain and France will meet in the semifinals of the European basketball championships in a rematch of their gold medal game two years ago.
Spain won that final and is seeking to become the first team to win three straight European titles since Yugoslavia in the 1970s.
Two-time defending champion Spain took a big early lead and routed Serbia 90-60 in Wednesday's first quarterfinal...
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September 18, 2013
Serbia defeated France 77-65 in EuroBasket play on Sunday.
Both teams, however, advanced to the next round.
Nenad Krstic had 19 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Nemanja Nedovic had 17 points.
Alexis Ajinca had 12 points, four rebounds and two blocks to lead France. Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw scored 12 apiece, while Tony Parker struggled.
September 16, 2013
Serbia defeats Belgium 76-69 in EuroBasket 2013 play on Wednesday.
Nenad Krstic had 17 points and five assists for Serbia, while Stefan Markovic had 15 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Wen Mukubu had 16 points and six rebounds in a losing effort for Belgium.
September 11, 2013
Serbia defeated Latvia 80-71 in EuroBasket 2013 Pool Play on Sunday.
Nenad Krstic had 25 points and five rebounds to lead Serbia.
Kristaps Janicenoks scored 18 points in a losing effort for Latvia.
September 09, 2013
Macedonia defeated Serbia 89-75 in EuroBasket 2013 Pool Play on Friday.
Bo McCalebb had 27 points, while Pero Antic had 16 points and 14 rebounds.
Nenad Krstic scored nine points with 11 rebounds in a losing effort for Serbia.
September 06, 2013
Serbia defeated Lithuania 63-56 in Pool Play of EuroBasket 2013 on Wednesday.
Nenad Krstic had 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Serbia, while Nemanja Nedovic had 14 points, five rebounds and three assists.
Jonas Valanciunas had just two points, two rebounds and four fouls in 11 minutes. Mantas Kalnietis had 17 points.
September 04, 2013
Why, Danny? Why?
After some wheeling and dealing with the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics moved up to 13th overall in the first round of last night's draft. As part of the trade, the Celtics gave Dallas their 16th pick and two future second-rounders. Who did they just have to move up to draft? Who could have possibly not been there at 16?
Gonzaga 7-footer Kelly Olynyk.
I can take for granted you all remember the summer of 2010. The team was trying hard to recover from the loss to the Lakers in the NBA Finals. Everybody (included some LA fans) that the loss of Kendrick Perkins due to injury left the Celtics wounded and almost dead against a very good frontcourt of Pau Gasol and a healthy Andrew Bynum.
That summer, Danny signed three centers to...
Back at the trade deadline of 2011, Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge made one of the least popular trades in a long time when he unloaded Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Oklahoma City Thunder in return for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic. With the lack of size and rebounding from the players on the roster in the last two full seasons, the...
Rudy Fernandez, Dimiris Diamantidis, Nenad Krstic, Ante Tomic and Vassilis Spanoulis headline the 2013 All-Euroleague First Team.
On the All-Euroleage Second Team are Shawn James, Juan Carlos Navarro, Milos Teodosic, Viktor Khryapa and Nikola Mirotic.
CSKA, Barcelona, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Real Madrid and Maccabi were the six teams with first and second team representatives.
Nenad Krstic had 20 points, four rebounds and four assists in CSKA's 80-65 win over Alba Berlin.
Former NBA players Sonny Weems and Nenad Krstic currently are teammates on CSKA Moscow of the Russian Professional Basketball League, but it appears when they hopped across the pond, they took more than just their basketball talents with them. The two flexed their commercial acting chops recently in an attempt to sell Russians on the “better ingredients” of Papa John’s, and...
This might be old news for some, but in case you missed it, Dionte Christmas, who was cut from the Celtics' roster on October 16th, recently signed with CSKA Moscow (the same team that former Celtic Nenad Krstic plays for, and one of the top teams in the Euroleague).
U.S. shooting guard Dionte Christmas has signed a one-year deal with CSKA Moscow, the Euroleague...
Wait, what? You mean to tell me you’ve never heard of Ioannis Bourousis—MVP of the Greek League All-Star Game in ’09, first team All-Euroleague honors that same season? How about the time Nenad Krstic struck him upside the head with a folding chair? You really don’t remember that?Okay, so maybe I’d never heard of Ioannis Bourousis either. Nenad Krstic really did...
There is still a lot of coaching that needs to be done, but the outlook is positive for the upcoming season after their first preseason game (https://twitter.com/celtics)Alas, Celtics basketball is back. Yes, the Celtics did lose to the Turkish team Fenerbahce 97-91. Yes they were exploited in a couple of key areas, but overall there are optimistic whispers surrounding the...
Boston Celtics press release:
The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed free agent forward Jeff Green. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are thrilled to be able to have Jeff back with the Celtics,” said Danny Ainge, Celtics President of Basketball Operations. “Jeff’s versatility on offense and ability to guard players out on the perimeter...