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JWalk126
03-24-2009, 12:40 AM
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CSKA Moscow (http://www.cskabasket.com/) VS. Partizan (http://www.kkpartizan.rs/sr/pocetna.php)

Series Preview from Euroleague.net

Having already split a pair of entertaining regular season games, Euroleague champion CSKA Moscow and Serbian champion Partizan Belgrade meet again in the best-of-five Quarterfinal Playoffs. Their regular-season victory split was an unconventional one, as both teams won on the road in gyms where visitors almost never win. That's one reason their playoff promises to be intense and unpredictable. It will likely be dominated by defense, too. CSKA allowed the fewest points of any Top 16 team and Partizan ranked fourth. They averaged only 63.5 points when they played each other. In its second straight playoffs appearance, Partizan is hoping to reach the Final Four for the first time since 1998. Partizan will have the confidence of having not only won in Moscow but in its key Top 16 road game at Unicaja, too. Meanwhile CSKA, which has made the last six Final Fours, played in three straight Euroleague title games and won two of them, all of which can be huge advantages for the champs.

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CSKA Moscow
PG......................SG......................SF ......................PF......................C
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JR Holden (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=csk&pcode=AQO&seasoncode=e2008) ----- Trajan Langdon (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?gamecode=48&clubcode=csk&pcode=BEB) ----- Rimunas Siskauskas (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?gamecode=48&clubcode=csk&pcode=JMM) ----- Terence Morris (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?gamecode=48&clubcode=csk&pcode=LTS) ----- Erazem Lorbek (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?gamecode=48&clubcode=csk&pcode=BWL)

Partizen
PG......................SG......................SF ......................PF......................C
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Aleksandar Rasic (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=par&pcode=KGH&seasoncode=e2008) ---- Milenko Tepic (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=par&pcode=LGH&seasoncode=e2008) ---- Jan Vesley (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=par&pcode=000925&seasoncode=e2008) ---- Novica Velikovic (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=par&pcode=JNN&seasoncode=e2008) ---- Slavko Vranes (http://www.euroleague.net/competition/players/showplayer?clubcode=par&pcode=BGJ&seasoncode=e2008)

JWalk126
03-24-2009, 12:42 AM
Game 1 :



Preview (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame/preview?gamecode=172) || Play by Play (http://live.euroleague.net/games.aspx?ig=euro_172&st=20&dp=BPC75FF6F2NB1B9SC11518719&z=0)|| Box Score (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame?gamecode=151) || Recap (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame/report?gamecode=151)
some of the links above will be added before, during or after the game.

Date: March 24th, 2009
Time: 1:15 PM EST
Location: Moscow
TV: NA

JWalk126
03-24-2009, 01:40 PM
play by play link added since the game has started

there are no known streams other than justintv and usstream links

JWalk126
03-24-2009, 04:15 PM
game is final, I forgot to mention that I added the box score and recap links to the 2nd post

CSKA won 56-47

JWalk126
03-26-2009, 12:44 PM
Game 2:


Preview (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame/preview?gamecode=176) || Play by Play (javascript:OpenLiveUrl('http://live.euroleague.net/games.aspx?ig=euro_176&st=20&dp=BPC75FF6F2NB1B9SC11518719&z=0')) || Box Score (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame?gamecode=176) || Recap (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame/report?gamecode=176)
some of the links above will be added before, during or after the game.

Date: March 26th, 2009
Time: 1:15 PM EST
Location: Moscow
TV: NA

JWalk126
03-26-2009, 01:25 PM
play by play added to post #5, the only stream I know of is on ESPN360.com which I can't watch

JWalk126
03-26-2009, 02:16 PM
Score at the Half: CSKA 43-22 Partizan

JWalk126
03-26-2009, 03:45 PM
Final Score: CSKA 77 - 50 Partizan

box score and recap added to 5th post

T-Wolf
03-27-2009, 07:41 PM
cska is playing great defense and I'm really impresed because I didn't get chance to see them until first game! I just don't see partizan beating them, not even in Belgrade...

JWalk126
03-30-2009, 02:39 PM
Game 3:



Preview (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame/preview?gamecode=180)|| Play by Play (http://live.euroleague.net/games.aspx?ig=euro_180&st=20&dp=BPC36FF6F2NB1B9SC11479673&z=1) || Box Score (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame?gamecode=180) || Recap (http://www.euroleague.net/main/results/showgame/report?gamecode=180)
some of the links above will be added before, during or after the game.

Date: March 31st, 2009
Time: 2:45 PM EST
Location: Belgrade
TV: NA

JWalk126
03-31-2009, 02:55 PM
the game has started. I added a play by play link to the previous post

I have not found any WMV streams

JWalk126
03-31-2009, 03:39 PM
Halftime: Partizan 28-33 CSKA

JWalk126
04-01-2009, 12:14 PM
First to Berlin: CSKA Moscow

Source: Euroleague.net (http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/47173/180/item)

Leaving no doubt about its resolve to attempt a historic repeat title, Euroleague champion CSKA Moscow is back in the Final Four for a seventh consecutive season - not to mention sooner than any other team this year. CSKA will have a chance to defend its title on the first weekend in May at the state-of-the-art o2 World in Berlin, Germany. CSKA is the first team to reach seven Final Fours in a row since the start of the Final Four era in 1988. It can become just the third team in that time frame, after Jugoplastika Split and Maccabi Tel Aviv, to win back-to-back titles. CSKA qualified this time with the only sweep of the best-of-five Quarterfinal Playoffs, defeating host Partizan 56-67 on Tuesday before 21,352 fans at Belgrade Arena. In the Euroleague semifinals on Friday, May 1 in Berlin, head coach Ettore Messina's men will face the winner of the ongoing playoff series between Regal FC Barcelona and Tau Ceramica. CSKA and Messina defeated Tau in the semifinals last season in Madrid and beat Barcelona in the 2006 semifinals in Prague, going on to win the Euroleague crown both times. CSKA has won the Euroleague six times overall dating back to 1961. Real Madrid, with eight titles, is the winningest team in the history of Europe's top club competition.

Despite its impressive recent run, the road to Berlin was not an easy one for the champs. CSKA opened the Euroleague season with five consecutive wins, defeating each and every opponent in regular season Group D, but lost three of its final five regular season games. Two of those losses were at home, the last to Partizan, which had also taken CSKA to the buzzer before losing by a point in Belgrade. Nonetheless, the team won Group D with a week to spare after beating Efes Pilsen by 19 on the road. CSKA started strong in the Top 16 with convincing wins against Fenerbahce Ulker and Cibona behind an outstanding Ramunas Siskauskas. Despite an 18-point loss in Siena - the club's worst defeat in European competitions since 1999 – CSKA bounced back with a 95-71 home win against Montepaschi and clinched a playoff spot with a 77-60 home victory against Fenerbahce, winning its Top 16 group with a 5-1 record. The champs then proceeded to sweep Partizan, its toughest opponent all season, by 3-0 in the best-of-five playoffs to secure its ticket to Berlin.

CSKA's star-studded cast can add a number of individual distinctions to their resumes in Berlin. J.R. Holden becomes the first player to appear in seven consecutive Final Fours. Siskauskas has the chance to win his third consecutive Euroleague title, joining a short list of players that since 1991 includes only one other, Sarunas Jasikevicius. Team captain Matjaz Smodis targets his fourth continental crown, which would tie him with seven others for the fourth most behind only the legendary Dino Meneghin (seven) and Clifford Luyk and Aldo Ossola (five each). Meanwhile, Messina could further cement his status as one of the game's all-time coaching greats with a fifth Euroleague title, second only to Zeljko Obradovic of Panathinaikos, whose team is still alive in the playoffs.