Friday, May 01, 2009

Euroleague Final Four To Whet Your Appetite

At 11:55 this morning Barcelona faces CSKA Moscow in the first half of the double-header in Berlin. Watch David Andersen and wish he could fill in for Al Horford (if necessary) tonight.

The second game is an all-Greek tilt: Olympiacos vs. Panathanaikos, scheduled for a 2:55pm tip.

Previews at Ball in Europe, The Painted Area, TrueHoop

Consider this an open thread for all pre-game, in-game, and post-game thoughts.

10 comments:

Bret LaGree said...

David Andersen opens the scoring via a pump-fake, three dribbles to his left, and a 14-foot pull-up jumper.

CoCo said...

So Childress is still in the playoffs?

Bret LaGree said...

Yep.

Bret LaGree said...

Totally irrelevant but oddly comforting given the Hawks post rotation tonight: CSKA Moscow's getting good minutes from Sasha Kaun in the first half today.

Kaun played less than four minutes per game and appeared in just 8 Euroleague games before today.

Of course, this may only raise the question of whether or not Solomon Jones is better than Kaun to begin with.

CoCo said...

WE need to rally behind Solo! WE have to!

Bret LaGree said...

I believe I will agitate for bringing David Andersen over this summer.

Bret LaGree said...

Daniel Santiago: still limited athletically and ill-tempered should you be wondering.

Bret LaGree said...

David Andersen would probably not improve the team's defense though I'd consider the alternatives before automatically assuming he'd hurt it more than they would.

Bret LaGree said...

CSKA Moscow wins 82-78. 24 points from Andersen but he's destined for the 3rd place game.

Preston said...

I love that 6 of the 10 top plays for Olympiacos feature Childress...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh-xqJO82RI&feature=player_embedded