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rikhardur
06-07-2007, 09:42 PM
Ovarense signed American centre Graham Brown (205cm, 22) from Lusitânia for one year. Brown averaged 12.3 ppg, 9 rpg and 1 spg in the regular season and 17.6 ppg and 8 rpg in the playoffs.

Meanwhile Paulo Cunha extended his contract with Porto until 2010. He's been playing in Porto since 1999 and last season averaged 11 ppg and 5.7 rpg in the regular season and 12.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg in the playoffs.

rikhardur
06-07-2007, 10:00 PM
After the meeting of ULEB in Portorož (Slovenia), it became known that Ovarense will play in the ULEB Cup (the club has to confirm the participation until 12th July).

rikhardur
06-07-2007, 10:18 PM
Benfica, one of the historical clubs of Portuguese basketball, decided to abandon the league. The decision was made because a doping process against the player António Tavares which Benfica thought it was taking too long and was not respecting the player's rights. Benfica is one of the oldest clubs playing basketball in Portugal and won more titles than any other. The club is thinking of joining Proliga, a sort of second league in Portugal, although nothing's set yet.

woma
06-08-2007, 04:29 PM
Meanwhile Paulo Cunha extended his contract with Porto until 2010. He's been playing in Porto since 1999 and last season averaged 11 ppg and 5.7 rpg in the regular season and 12.5 ppg and 5.5 rpg in the playoffs.
Surprise, surprise...especially after hearing last year that he would seriously consider moving to better league, he can easily play on higher level than Portuguese League. There's always a spot here and there for versatile forwards like Cunha.

Any news regarding future of Greg Stempin or Ben Reed?

rikhardur
06-08-2007, 06:51 PM
Any news regarding future of Greg Stempin or Ben Reed?
Nothing's set yet, although it has been rumoured that Stempin has offers from Spain. As for Ben Reed, his contract expired and Ovarense is trying to negociate a new one, but it's not certain that he'll stay.

Joško Poljak Fan
06-11-2007, 11:59 AM
Joao Gomes, 6-7, SG/SF, 1985, Barriense, Portugal
10 points, 3 rebounds, 2/4 2P, 1/3 3P, 3/6 FT

This was a decent first game for Joao Gomes, although nothing quite to write home about at this point. He made some athletic moves to the basket, showing average ball-handling skills but plenty of aggressiveness to make his presence felt, and also showed nice touch on his jump-shot .His defense was very solid, mostly thanks to his quickness and solid upper body strength, but also due to his excellent activity level. This writer’s first impression from seeing him outside of the film we evaluated was that he’s a solid prospect with good potential, but just an average feel for the game. We’ll see how he bounces back tomorrow.
link to draftexpress article (http://www.draftexpress.com/viewarticle.php?a=2109)

rikhardur
06-11-2007, 07:36 PM
Rolando Blackman stated that he has potential, is physically interesting and has good offensive moves. He also added that he should develop his ball handling. Some Blazers scouts got some info about him.

I think he should stay at least one more year in Europe and outside Portugal in a competitive league with a high level. If he's to stay here he should move to a bigger club, perhaps Ovarense, since they'll play in the ULEB Cup. It could be dangerous for him if he moves to the NBA right now, he needs competitiveness and to play with the best. Nowitzki is more of an exception than a rule in this context.

rikhardur
06-12-2007, 07:44 PM
Chad Ford, ESPN analyst, wrote that he considers João Gomes to be among the five players in Treviso who could play in the NBA (the others are Marco Belinelli, Ali Traoré, Rodrigue Beaubois, Giorgos Printezis and Nikita Shabalkin). He considers that João Gomes improved since the last year's Treviso camp, showing more physical strength, a softer shot and feeling for the game. Still, he thinks he spends too much time outside the 3-point line and that he does not create much shooting situations.
He also states that he is definitely a player with a place in the NBA, having the potential tools to do it. He admits that he might be chosen in the second round in next year's draft.

In the forth and last day of the Treviso camp, João Gomes scored 26 pts (5/5 FG, 4/5 3pt, 4/5 FT) in 26 minutes and added 4 rebounds and 2 steals, being named the MVP of the game.

rikhardur
06-14-2007, 08:51 PM
João Gomes will take part in training camps this month in the US, namely with the Bucks and the Timberwolves. The Blazers and the Celtics are reportedly interested in him, as well European teams, one of which is Barcelona.

rikhardur
06-15-2007, 06:58 PM
Ben Reed agreed on one more year with Ovarense.

rikhardur
06-16-2007, 03:44 PM
Coach Luís Magalhães, who led Ovarense to two consecutive championships, could be leaving the team as he already expressed the desire to coach abroad. He already told Ovarense to start seeking a new coach as he has been having contacts with four international teams (which he didn't want to specify), thus concentrating now in an international career.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/rikhardur/2nd/1-5.jpg

rikhardur
06-18-2007, 06:33 PM
Spanish coach Manuel Povea, still at the helm of Lusitânia, is rumoured to become the next coach of Ovarense. Luís Magalhães might leave to coach 1º de Agosto, one of the best Angolan teams.

rikhardur
06-21-2007, 07:06 PM
After all Luís Magalhães will continue as Ovarense coach for one more season, honouring his contract.

rikhardur
06-22-2007, 07:05 PM
Porto signed guard João Figueiredo for two seasons. Last season he played for Lusitânia and averaged 11.3 ppg, 5.3 apg, 1.6 rpg and 1.3 spg.

Ovarense re-signed Greg Stempin and Cordell Henry (one more season). Nuno Perdigão and Shawn Jackson left the team.

CAB signed Mário Jorge from Belenenses.

rikhardur
06-27-2007, 06:40 PM
Nuno Marçal, whose contract expires by the end of this month, could ink a two-year extension with Porto. Meanwhile, Rodrigo Mascarenhas could leave the team to play in Holland or Spain, although the renewal of his stay at Porto is not ruled out.

rikhardur
06-28-2007, 06:49 PM
POR - Gomes eyes the big time

LISBON (NBA) - Joao Gomes will be on the verge of achieving a life-long dream when the 2007 NBA Draft gets under way on Thursday.

Just two years ago, Gomes, a big man with big ambitions, was plying his trade in the Portuguese league - and the NBA seemed a distant proposition.

His reviews were glitzy and colourful, but his surroundings were anything but. It was not the big time.

"My aim is to get a better team in an even better professional league," he told fibaeurope.com at the time.

"To compete in the NBA is a dream of all players, but first I need to explore basketball in Europe."

Now aged 22, the 6ft 7in forward has been in the United States for the last two weeks attending the NBA franchises' work-out in a bid to impress the assembled scouts.

Representatives from the Detroit Pistons, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Minnesota Timberwolves have had a close look at the Portuguese ace, who shot to prominence last month when he sank 26 points on the final day of the 2007 Reebok Eurocamp in Italy.

Should Gomes be selected in the NBA Draft, it would be a huge boost to the Barreirense star's hopes of competing for Portugal at EuroBasket 2007, which tips-off on September 3.
http://www.fiba.com/pages/eng/fc/news/lateNews/p/newsid/20214/arti.html

rikhardur
06-29-2007, 06:22 PM
Well João Gomes was not picked in the draft by any team, something positive imo. He needs to play at a higher level and going right now to the NBA could prove disastrous for him. Hopefully he'll leave to play abroad in Europe.

rikhardur
06-29-2007, 06:26 PM
Queluz made known today that they don't have financial conditions to stay in LCB. Another club leaving the top competition in Portugal, after Benfica. Queluz will now play in Proliga, and the continuation of LCB is assured, as new clubs applied to join the competiton.

rikhardur
06-30-2007, 11:45 AM
Filipe da Silva was signed by Barrios (Spanish LEB) from CAB. Barrios could make the ACB next season and that was the main reason Da Silva accepted the contract. CAB might now sign José Costa as a replacement (he played for Ginásio the previous season and is free.)

rikhardur
06-30-2007, 12:07 PM
Porto's Rodrigo Mascarenhas is close to signing with MPC Capitals Groningen (Holland).

rikhardur
07-13-2007, 10:02 PM
Ovarense's roster is closed with the signing of guard João Abreu (24) from Oliveirense.

rikhardur
07-15-2007, 11:37 AM
LEB's Bruesa will sign Carlos Andrade from Benfica, after the club decided to play in Proliga. I can sense many players will leave Benfica...

rikhardur
07-17-2007, 09:05 PM
Ginásio inked 21-year-old forward Sérgio Correia. He averaged 11.4 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 1.7 spg last season playing for Guimarães in Proliga.

rikhardur
07-31-2007, 07:02 PM
CAB signed veteran NT captain guard José Costa from Ginásio.

Ginásio signed guard Nuno Sousa from Lusitânia and PF/C Mário Gonçalves from Galitos (Proliga).

rikhardur
08-03-2007, 02:01 PM
CAB signed foward Mário Jorge from Belenenses where he was team captain.

rikhardur
08-12-2007, 08:46 PM
Another Portuguese player goes to Spain, this time Benfica's Miguel Minhava who was signed by L'Hospitalet (LEB).
Benfica's basketball team is close to ruin.

rikhardur
08-14-2007, 07:09 PM
Another Portuguese player goes to Spain, this time Benfica's Miguel Minhava who was signed by L'Hospitalet (LEB).
Benfica's basketball team is close to ruin.
Things turned and the fact is Minhava hadn't signed a contract yet and will stay one more season with Benfica. It's rumoured that he'll even sign a new contract.
A pity I'd say, with Benfica playing in Proliga Minhava will not benefit from that, on the contrary. He should have gone to play in LEB.

rikhardur
08-17-2007, 07:40 PM
Porto signed G/F Jorge Sing (192cm, 29) from Ginásio.

rikhardur
08-23-2007, 07:21 PM
Belenenses signed F Jamie Kendrick (203cm, 26) from Queluz.

CAB re-signed F/C Rafael Annunciato.

rikhardur
08-25-2007, 02:47 PM
Belenenses signed American SF John DeGroat (198cm, 22). Last season he played in Finland (Korihait) averaging 16.2 ppg and 7 rpg and in Hungary (Dombóvár) where he averaged 16 ppg and 6 rpg.

Porto signed F Fred Gentry (201cm, 30) from Petro Luanda and G/F Tyrone Levett (195cm, 27) from ABA's Vermont Frost Heaves, both for 1 season.

rikhardur
08-25-2007, 03:12 PM
CAB signed F/C Pedro Pinho (202cm, 23) from Illiabum (Proliga).

rikhardur
08-29-2007, 03:08 PM
CAB signed G/F João Manuel (192cm, 28) from Queluz. Last season he averaged 9.7 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.4 spg and 2.2 apg.

rikhardur
09-02-2007, 03:07 PM
Porto signed American C Kashif Hameed (206cm, 30) from Bourg-en-Bresse (French Pro A last season) where he averaged 10.2 ppg and 4.8 rpg in 22 mpg.

rikhardur
09-04-2007, 06:48 PM
Ginásio signed Brazilian C Thiago Labbate (208cm, 24) who played for UNIFEOB (university team) last season and in this year's Bangkok Universiade.

rikhardur
09-12-2007, 09:09 PM
Ginásio signed Brazilian F Gustavo de Castro Ferreira (199cm, 25) from Flamengo (Brazil).

rikhardur
09-14-2007, 06:44 PM
CAB signed C Nick Neumann (213cm, 27) from Ginásio and C Rome Sanders (203cm, 23) from Florida A&M Rattlers (NCAA).

Ginásio signed G/F Gabe Martin (196cm, 25) from Crailsheim (2. Bundesliga, Germany).

Belenenses signed C Ike Nwankwo (209cm, 33) from Queluz and Brazilian PF Anderson Ferreira (205cm, 23), last season with Delaware Stars (USBL). Beleneses also terminated contract with newly signed John DeGroat, because of his mother's death and reluctancy to play in Portugal.

rikhardur
09-15-2007, 11:02 PM
Barreirense signed F/C E.J. Drayton (205cm, 24) from Charlotte 49ers (NCAA).

rikhardur
09-17-2007, 07:20 PM
Barreirense signed C Shawn Hopes (201cm, 22) from Oakland Golden Grizzlies (NCAA).

OSCAR_SCHMIDT
09-18-2007, 11:52 AM
rik, what exactly happened to Minhava at Eurobasket? Although this was the first time I saw him playing, I was always hearing good things about him and his stats with the national team in the past were much better if I remember good.
Actually, talking about Eurobasket, I did not like his way of playing but I expected your coach to give him more minutes.
Any news about Joao Gomes? Has he signed anywhere outside Portugal?

rikhardur
09-18-2007, 06:39 PM
rik, what exactly happened to Minhava at Eurobasket? Although this was the first time I saw him playing, I was always hearing good things about him and his stats with the national team in the past were much better if I remember good.
Actually, talking about Eurobasket, I did not like his way of playing but I expected your coach to give him more minutes.
He was injured before the preparation games and didn't play much in those he was already recovered. I think it was mostly a coach decision, but the truth is he had been injured, caution was needed and he was a bit out of shape as well (last season he was out of shape nearly all season).


Any news about Joao Gomes? Has he signed anywhere outside Portugal?
Yes, he signed a few days ago for Cantabria (Spanish LEB) for 3 years. Nice move for him, he'll have time to learn more and play in a strong league (it's stronger than the Portuguese league even if it's a 2nd division league). It'll also be easier for him to get exposure and join ACB when he's ready.

http://www.geocities.com/devil_brr/Betinho_Cantabria2.jpg

rikhardur
09-19-2007, 06:32 PM
CAB signed SF Monty Scott (198cm, 23) from Dayton Flyers (NCAA).

OSCAR_SCHMIDT
09-20-2007, 12:16 PM
rik what is your opinion about Fernando Sico? He played for the U 20 National Team this summer in Poland. Do you know which team is he playing for?
Thanks.

rikhardur
09-20-2007, 06:30 PM
rik what is your opinion about Fernando Sico? He played for the U 20 National Team this summer in Poland. Do you know which team is he playing for?
Thanks.
He is known as Manuel Sicó, Fernando is his middle name. He's one of the best prospects in Portuguese basketball. Despite his height (202cm) he can play as centre and is a good rebounder who can also shoot 3-pointers effectively, although he should improve his FT. He's a solid defender as well.
Afaik he's still with Barreirense.

rikhardur
09-20-2007, 06:36 PM
Newly incorporated side Vagos signed SF Rico Hill (198cm, 1977) from Sabadell (Spanish LEB 2).
He had already played in Portugal for Benfica two seasons ago.

rikhardur
09-24-2007, 06:33 PM
Barreirense signed G/F Deforrest Riley-Smith (198cm, 23) from Southern University Jaguars (NCAA).

rikhardur
10-02-2007, 07:57 PM
Ginásio signed F Justin Burns (201cm, 24) from Cal State Fullerton Titans (NCAA).

rikhardur
10-05-2007, 03:54 PM
Porto signed SG Terrance Johnson (198cm, 1982) from Dijon.
Excelente signing for Porto I'd say.

rikhardur
10-07-2007, 01:00 PM
Porto signed C Toree Morris (208cm, 1982) from Unia Tarnów.

rikhardur
10-09-2007, 07:16 PM
Lusitânia signed young prospect G António Pires (183cm, 1986) from Barreirense.

rikhardur
10-10-2007, 07:17 PM
Lusitânia signed Angolan F Camby Brito (197cm, 1983) from Ginásio and SG/SF Jamar McKnight (196cm, 1980).

rikhardur
10-13-2007, 07:42 PM
Ovarense 66 Porto 56

(Ben Reed 19 pts + 7 rebs, Gregory Stempin 15 pts + 5 rebs, Elvis Évora 14 pts + 8 rebs | Toree Morris 17 pts + 10 rebs, Paulo Cunha 10 pts + 5 rebs, João Figueiredo 8 pts + 6 assists).

MVP: Toree Morris

Full stats available here (http://paginas.fe.up.pt/~ee02176/finalsuper.pdf).

http://oracle.fpb.pt/fpb_zone/portal/img/home_100/fotos/58880974111534181112.JPG

rikhardur
10-15-2007, 07:34 PM
Porto signed F/C Julian Terrell (206cm, 1984) from Casa TED Kolejliler.

nunofgfreitas
10-20-2007, 11:13 PM
LCB Season Started today. First results.

Lusitânia 70 Barreirense 83
Game stats: http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=4&casa=8&fora=6

Belenenses 88 CAB Madeira 91
Game stats: http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=1&casa=10&fora=5

rikhardur
10-21-2007, 08:25 PM
The rest of the results from round 1:

Porto 68 Vagos 61 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=3&casa=4&fora=15)
Ovarense 90 Ginásio 62 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=2&casa=2&fora=12)

nunofgfreitas
10-22-2007, 08:06 AM
The rest of the results from round 1:

Porto 68 Vagos 61 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=3&casa=4&fora=15)
Ovarense 90 Ginásio 62 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=2&casa=2&fora=12)

Don't you think that at least on paper only Porto could stop Ovarense but they aren't even closer right now?

rikhardur
10-22-2007, 08:12 AM
Don't you think that at least on paper only Porto could stop Ovarense but they aren't even closer right now?
Definitely. Ovarense is a (very) few steps ahead from all of the other teams. With Benfica out as well things will get even easier for them. I guess next year some major changes have to take place in the league, the current situation is amateurish and irresponsible and will affect Portuguese basketball negatively in the future if nothing is done.

nunofgfreitas
10-22-2007, 10:17 AM
Definitely. Ovarense is a (very) few steps ahead from all of the other teams. With Benfica out as well things will get even easier for them. I guess next year some major changes have to take place in the league, the current situation is amateurish and irresponsible and will affect Portuguese basketball negatively in the future if nothing is done.

I guess they will find a solution as they did with the handball situation. Pretty similar situation.

rikhardur
10-22-2007, 06:43 PM
I guess they will find a solution as they did with the handball situation. Pretty similar situation.
I actually don't remember the details of what happened with handball. A conflit between handball directors and their structures? I guess that's what is happening now with basketball.
A main championship in which there aren't enough teams and all access the playoffs simply cannot be taken seriously.

rikhardur
10-25-2007, 07:17 PM
Jamie Kendrick (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=435) (Belenenses):

30 pts (10/16 FG, 10/14 FT)
11 rebs
4 assists
2 blocks
1 steal
(38 minutes on court)

rikhardur
10-26-2007, 07:28 PM
Lusitânia signed PF Andrew Smith (203cm, 1983). He's a product of Alaska Fairbanks University.

rikhardur
10-27-2007, 11:16 PM
Barreirense 66 Belenenses 84 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=6&casa=6&fora=10)
Ginásio 66 Porto 78 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=7&casa=12&fora=4)

rikhardur
10-28-2007, 08:26 PM
The rest of the results:

CAB 74 Ovarense 85 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=5&casa=5&fora=2)
Vagos 67 Lusitânia 56 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=8&casa=15&fora=8) (!)

rikhardur
10-29-2007, 08:59 PM
Frederick Gentry (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=157) (Porto):

22 pts (4/6 FG, 3/3 3pt, 5/8 FT)
8 rebs
1 assist
1 block
1 steal
(36 minutes on court)

rikhardur
11-02-2007, 07:55 PM
After being named the 1st round's MVP, Jamie Kendrick is leaving LCB and Belenenses and will be heading to the Korean KBL to play for Pusan KTF. Still not known if he'll play his last game this weekend, but Belenenses is already looking for another player.

rikhardur
11-03-2007, 08:51 PM
Porto 82 CAB 74 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=9&casa=4&fora=5)
Ovarense 86 Belenenses 69 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=10&casa=2&fora=10)

rikhardur
11-04-2007, 08:13 PM
Lusitânia 67 Ginásio 66 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=11&casa=8&fora=12)
Barreirense 76 Vagos 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=12&casa=6&fora=15) (!) Vagos is certainly having some surprising wins...

rikhardur
11-05-2007, 11:22 AM
Lusitânia signed young prospect G António Pires (183cm, 1986) from Barreirense.
He left the team after two games allegedly due to adaptation problems. He already has offers from Portuguese and Spanish teams.

Meanwhile, Belenenses have already found a replacement for Jamie Kendrick: Lance Soderberg (206cm, 25) from Feurs Enfants du Forez (French NM1).

ArkadiosV2
11-05-2007, 01:11 PM
I see this is one of the most popular threads with a lot of people posting :)

What can you tell me bout Ovarense? Are they the champs? Star players?

rikhardur
11-05-2007, 02:08 PM
I see this is one of the most popular threads with a lot of people posting :)

What can you tell me bout Ovarense? Are they the champs? Star players?
Very, very funny :rolleyes:
Yes, Ovarense is the current champion, they also won the championship the previous season. The way things are this season, they might as well clinch another, since they almost have no match, besides Porto.
Greg Stempin can be considered their star player, although Ben Reed is one of the strongest as well, but he's injured (don't know to what extent). Elvis Évora, one of the NT players, is also a big factor in the team, as well as Miguel Miranda. Cordell Henry is the team's main passer (along with Nuno Manarte) and brain.

rikhardur
11-05-2007, 08:32 PM
Deforrest Riley-Smith (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=609) (Barreirense):

30 pts (10/20 FG, 2/5 3pt, 4/5 FT)
13 rebs
5 assists
1 steal
(36 minutes on court)

rikhardur
11-10-2007, 11:59 PM
Barreirense 80 CAB 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=13&casa=6&fora=5)
Vagos 78 Ovarense 103 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=15&casa=15&fora=2)

rikhardur
11-11-2007, 07:42 PM
Ginásio 89 Belenenses 93 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=14&casa=12&fora=10) 2OT
Lusitânia 66 Porto 75 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=16&casa=8&fora=4)

rikhardur
11-13-2007, 03:38 PM
Ryan Rourke (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=633) (Lusitânia):

29 pts (9/16 FG, 0/1 3pt, 11/13 FT)
8 rebs
3 assists
1 steal
(38 minutes on court)

rikhardur
11-17-2007, 09:36 PM
Ginásio signed F Nate Daniels (201cm, 1983) who has already played in LCB for CAB last season and F Brandon Voorhees (201cm, 1984) from Park University. They will replace Justin Burns e Demario Eddins respectively.

Lusitânia signed PF/C Omari Peterkin (203cm, 1983) from Viking Gdynia (Polish DBE) to replace Steve Allen.

rikhardur
11-18-2007, 11:34 PM
CAB 76 Lusitânia 70 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=17&casa=5&fora=8)
Belenenses 89 Porto 87 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=18&casa=10&fora=4)
Ovarense 107 Barreirense 84 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=19&casa=2&fora=6)
Ginásio 79 Vagos 64 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=20&casa=12&fora=15)

rikhardur
11-19-2007, 07:38 PM
Tyrone Levett (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=623) (Vagos):

26 pts (9/10 FG, 1/3 3pt, 5/5 FT)
10 rebs
8 assists
1 steal
(40 minutes on court)

rikhardur
11-30-2007, 12:40 PM
Porto signed G Brandon Payton (184cm, 1979) (Gary Payton's brother) from New Zealand's Manawatu Jets.

rikhardur
12-01-2007, 09:06 PM
CAB 53 Ovarense 92 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=21&casa=5&fora=2)
Ginásio 72 Porto 79 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=23&casa=12&fora=4)

rikhardur
12-02-2007, 08:51 PM
Barreirense 78 Belenenses 94 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=22&casa=6&fora=10)
Vagos 71 Lusitânia 76 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=24&casa=15&fora=8)

ArkadiosV2
12-02-2007, 08:55 PM
rikh, what was the name of Portugal NT #10 in the Eurobasket?

And where does he play?

rikhardur
12-02-2007, 09:03 PM
rikh, what was the name of Portugal NT #10 in the Eurobasket?

And where does he play?
João Gomes, he moved from Barreirense to Spanish LEB's Cantabria this season. Check this post (http://forums.interbasket.net/showpost.php?p=109519&postcount=40).

rikhardur
12-10-2007, 01:00 PM
CAB 74 Ginásio 81 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=25&casa=5&fora=12)
Belenenses 92 Vagos 94 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=26&casa=10&fora=15)
Ovarense 67 Lusitânia 71 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=27&casa=2&fora=8)
Porto 98 Barreirense 96 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=28&casa=4&fora=6) OT


The MVP:
Lance Soderberg (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=644) (Belenenses):

28 pts (9/14 FG, 1/1 3pt, 7/12 FT)
13 rebs
3 steals
1 assist
(40 minutes on court)

rikhardur
12-10-2007, 02:07 PM
Barreirense signed C Darrell Harris (208cm, 23) from Rhode Island Rams (NCAA).

mvblair
12-10-2007, 03:19 PM
Rick: this doesn't really relate to this 2007/08 thread, so if you want to move it, please feel free. In fact, perhaps it should be in the Africa forum.

This might be a "touchy" subject but I'm very curious about the athletic relationship between Portugal and Angola. Former French colonies in Africa and the Caribbean frequently move to France and play there, as do players in former Belgian colonies. Many times, the best players from DRC, Senegal, Cameroon, Mali, and so forth, go to the French leagues (probably because of money, an opportunity to live in Europe, and to play ball).

This does not seem to be the case with Angola. Angola retains their best players, even players who could play in better leagues (I'm thinking of Gomes, Cipriano, Mingas, etc), and very rarely do Angolan players actually go to Portugal.

So, I'm curious, why don't more Angolan players go to Portugal? Competition? Home? Why?

rikhardur
12-11-2007, 05:31 PM
Rick: this doesn't really relate to this 2007/08 thread, so if you want to move it, please feel free. In fact, perhaps it should be in the Africa forum.

This might be a "touchy" subject but I'm very curious about the athletic relationship between Portugal and Angola. Former French colonies in Africa and the Caribbean frequently move to France and play there, as do players in former Belgian colonies. Many times, the best players from DRC, Senegal, Cameroon, Mali, and so forth, go to the French leagues (probably because of money, an opportunity to live in Europe, and to play ball).

This does not seem to be the case with Angola. Angola retains their best players, even players who could play in better leagues (I'm thinking of Gomes, Cipriano, Mingas, etc), and very rarely do Angolan players actually go to Portugal.

So, I'm curious, why don't more Angolan players go to Portugal? Competition? Home? Why?
I think the whole issue has to do with Angolan players having a foreign spot in Portuguese clubs. Therefore, the general mentality is to hire (mostly) American players. There's still the thought here that if you're American you're good no matter what, that's why there aren't even many Euro players in Portugal. Besides, the Angolan championship is very strong and Angola is an African basketball power as we all know, so I suppose there isn't a great deal of interest for Angolan players to come and play in Portugal. In fact, things have already happened the other way around, with players in Portuguese clubs signing with Angolan clubs.
All in all I actually think they get more exposure playing in Angola. If they came to Europe, the best would be to join a strong national championship other than the Portuguese one.

rikhardur
12-16-2007, 08:37 PM
Barreirense 79 CAB 86 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=29&casa=6&fora=5)
Ginásio 108 Belenenses 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=30&casa=12&fora=10)
Vagos 64 Ovarense 74 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=31&casa=15&fora=2)
Lusitânia 71 Porto 76 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=32&casa=8&fora=4)

rikhardur
12-17-2007, 08:30 PM
Brandon Voorhees (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=647) (Ginásio):

30 pts (7/10 FG, 4/12 3pt, 4/4 FT)
10 rebs
3 assists
3 blocks
(40 minutes on court)

rikhardur
12-18-2007, 08:20 PM
This year's All-Star game (including 3-point and dunk contests) will be played this Saturday and North and South teams were made known:


NORTH
G - João Figueiredo (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=3) (Porto)
F - Raheem Moss (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=641) (Ginásio)
F - Tyrone Levett (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=623) (Vagos)
C - Nuno Cortez (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=101) (Ovarense)
C - Toree Morris (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=627) (Porto)
Subs:
João Reveles (Ginásio)
Frederick Gentry (Porto)
Fernando Neves (Ovarense)
Nate Daniels (Ginásio)
Brandon Voorhees (Ginásio)
Ricardo Hill (Vagos)
Élvis Évora (Ovarense)

Coach: Luís Magalhães (Ovarense)


SOUTH
G - Diogo Carreira (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=66) (Belenenses)
F - Deforrest Riley-Smith (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=609) (Barreirense)
F - Monty Scott (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=615) (CAB)
C - Lance Soderberg (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=644) (Belenenses)
C - Omari Peterkin (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=648) (Lusitânia)
Subs:
José Costa (CAB)
Carlos Seixas (Lusitânia)
João Manuel (CAB)
Gerson Monteiro (Lusitânia)
Ryan Rourke (Lusitânia)
Anderson Ferreira (Lusitânia)
Darrell Harris (Barreirense)

Coach: João Freitas (CAB)

OSCAR_SCHMIDT
12-20-2007, 08:22 AM
rik, any news about Claudio Fonseca's progress? I am curious because he works wit coach Katsikaris if I am not mistaken, he usually likes working with youngsters.

rikhardur
12-21-2007, 12:09 AM
rik, any news about Claudio Fonseca's progress? I am curious because he works wit coach Katsikaris if I am not mistaken, he usually likes working with youngsters.
Nothing relevant has reached here for quite some time actually.
I didn't know much about Katsikaris until he was signed by Pamesa Valencia, but it's indeed good to know that he cares about young players and I guess that shows in the extremely young players included in the team's roster.

rikhardur
12-23-2007, 02:43 PM
The all-star (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_allstar.php?jogo=1&casa=70&fora=71) was played yesterday and South won after 2 OTs:

NORTH 112
Frederick Gentry (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=157) 30 pts + 14 rebs
Raheem Moss (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=641) 18 pts + 6 rebs
Nate Daniels (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=600) 14 pts
João Figueiredo (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=3) 13 pts + 7 assists
Tyrone Levett (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=623) 11 pts
Ricardo Hill (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=503) 10 pts + 8 rebs

SOUTH 117
Darrell Harris (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=649) 24 pts + 22 rebs
Lance Soderberg (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=644) 23 pts + 5 rebs
Diogo Carreira (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=66) 21 pts + 6 rebs + 5 assists
Anderson Ferreira (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=621) 13 pts + 7 rebs

MVP: Darrell Harris (South): 24 pts + 22 rebs.


3-Point Contest winner: Raheem Moss (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=641)
Dunk Contest winner: Augusto Sobrinho (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=269)

rikhardur
12-30-2007, 10:57 PM
CAB 71 Lusitânia 73 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=33&casa=5&fora=8)
Belenenses 80 Porto 95 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=34&casa=10&fora=4)
Ovarense 91 Barreirense 78 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=35&casa=2&fora=6)
Ginásio 96 Vagos 86 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=36&casa=12&fora=15)

rikhardur
12-31-2007, 11:34 AM
Luís Magalhães unexpectadly resigned as Ovarense coach. There had been rumours in the off-season about him going abroad and it seems that will actually happen this time. Magalhães expressed "dismay with the future of basketball in Portugal".
Angola's 1º de Agosto (recently crowned African champion) will probably be his next club.
Assistant Mário Leite will coach the team for the time being.

rikhardur
01-01-2008, 03:09 PM
Brandon Voorhees (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=647) (Ginásio):

32 pts (3/6 FG, 7/11 3pt, 5/5 FT)
8 rebs
6 assists
3 blocks
2 steals
(40 minutes on court)

rikhardur
01-06-2008, 09:17 PM
Vagos 79 CAB 70 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=37&casa=15&fora=5)
Lusitânia 95 Belenenses 82 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=38&casa=8&fora=10)
Porto 62 Ovarense 67 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=39&casa=4&fora=2)
Barreirense 76 Ginásio 92 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=40&casa=6&fora=12)

rikhardur
01-07-2008, 08:00 PM
Tyrone Levett (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=623) (Vagos):

31 pts (9/13 FG, 1/1 3pt, 10/13 FT)
7 rebs
2 assists
1 block
(40 minutes on court)

rikhardur
01-13-2008, 10:56 PM
CAB 98 Belenenses 76 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=41&casa=5&fora=10)
Ginásio 75 Ovarense 81 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=42&casa=12&fora=2)
Vagos 48 Porto 76 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=43&casa=15&fora=4)
Barreirense 74 Lusitânia 70 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=44&casa=6&fora=8)

rikhardur
01-14-2008, 08:09 PM
E.J. Drayton (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=624) (Barreirense):

26 pts (7/9 FG, 2/5 3pt, 6/10 FT)
11 rebs
5 steals
1 steal
(40 minutes on court)

rikhardur
01-19-2008, 11:08 AM
Barreirense signed G Chris Alexander (186cm, 24) to replace Ricardo Gomes (knee surgery).

rikhardur
01-20-2008, 06:29 PM
Ovarense 76 CAB 73 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=45&casa=2&fora=5)
Belenenses 92 Barreirense 79 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=46&casa=10&fora=6)
Porto 73 Ginásio 65 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=47&casa=4&fora=12)
Lusitânia 85 Vagos 86 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=48&casa=8&fora=15)

rikhardur
01-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Ovarense will appoint Spanish coach Manuel Molinero, formerly from Lusitânia, as their new coach.

rikhardur
01-21-2008, 10:21 PM
E.J. Drayton (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=624) (Barreirense):

24 pts (7/12 FG, 1/4 3pt, 7/9 FT)
10 rebs
2 steals
1 block
(37 minutes on court)

rikhardur
01-24-2008, 05:37 PM
After Valentyn Melnychuk left the team, the Portuguese NT is looking for a new coach and it may be a Spanish one. According to the Portuguese Federation president Mário Saldanha, Moncho López (who lead Spain to silver in Eurobasket 2003), Manuel Molinero or Pep Clarós are candidates, especially the first one.
López would be an excellent hiring.

rikhardur
01-26-2008, 02:28 PM
CAB signed C Rob Summers (213cm, 23) from West Virginia University to replace injured Rome Sanders (out for 4 to 6 months).

rikhardur
01-27-2008, 08:31 PM
CAB 78 Ginásio 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=49&casa=5&fora=12)
Belenenses 81 Vagos 82 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=50&casa=10&fora=15)
Ovarense 91 Lusitânia 75 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=51&casa=2&fora=8)
Porto 90 Barreirense 94 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=52&casa=4&fora=6) :eek:

rikhardur
01-28-2008, 08:24 PM
Darrell Harris (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=649) (Barreirense):

24 pts (8/13 FG, 8/10 FT)
16 rebs
3 assists
3 blocks
(40 minutes on court)

rikhardur
02-03-2008, 11:07 PM
This year's League Cup final was played today and Porto claimed it after an OT with a buzzer beater by Gentry:


PORTO 67
Nuno Marçal 23 pts + 5 rebs + 4 steals + 1 block
Toree Morris 15 pts + 8 rebs + 2 steals + 1 block
Frederick Gentry 12 pts
Paulo Cunha 9 pts + 9 rebs + 4 steals

OVARENSE 64
Ben Reed 15 pts + 8 rebs
Graham Brown 10 pts + 13 rebs
Greg Stempin 9 pts
João Abreu 9 pts
Cordell Henry 8 pts

MVP: Nuno Marçal

mvblair
02-04-2008, 09:54 PM
I'm glad that Porto won and that their domestic players outplayed the imports from Ovarensa. Whenever that happens, it justifies the domestic players and makes managers look silly. Great game by Marçal. Let's see if he can turn that into a better career outlook.

rikhardur
02-05-2008, 01:15 AM
I'm glad that Porto won and that their domestic players outplayed the imports from Ovarensa. Whenever that happens, it justifies the domestic players and makes managers look silly. Great game by Marçal. Let's see if he can turn that into a better career outlook.
I totally agree with you. In fact, it was emphasized the fact that Portuguese players had a great impact in Porto's victory and that's certainly a plus in a country basketball is not the main sport and clubs are year after year invaded by imports who many times end up released after a couple of games due to inadaptation, poor quality, etc.
Regarding Marçal, well he's not young anymore, I believe his best years are already past, but he's still of the best (all-time) Portuguese players around, that's for sure.

rikhardur
02-10-2008, 06:11 PM
After Valentyn Melnychuk left the team, the Portuguese NT is looking for a new coach and it may be a Spanish one. According to the Portuguese Federation president Mário Saldanha, Moncho López (who lead Spain to silver in Eurobasket 2003), Manuel Molinero or Pep Clarós are candidates, especially the first one.
López would be an excellent hiring.
Moncho López will be the new NT coach.

rikhardur
02-11-2008, 02:19 PM
CAB 68 Porto 70 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=53&casa=5&fora=4)
Belenenses 68 Ovarense 81 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=54&casa=10&fora=2)
Ginásio 55 Lusitânia 61 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=55&casa=12&fora=8)
Vagos 90 Barreirense 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=56&casa=15&fora=6)

rikhardur
02-11-2008, 08:40 PM
Tyrone Levett (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=623) (Vagos):

29 pts (7/10 FG, 3/5 3pt, 6/7 FT)
10 rebs
4 steals
1 assist
(39 minutes on court)

Neozyrus
02-16-2008, 06:45 PM
Moncho López will be the new NT coach.

Moncho Lopez assures a lot of work thats for sure, few coaches watch personally more videos of the rivals and is an expert in studying the best possible defenses to make according to the players that he has.
An excellent choice imo.

rikhardur
02-16-2008, 07:04 PM
An excellent choice imo.
Same here ;)
Hopefully he'll be able to push the NT a few notches up. Melnychuk did a superb job, but he definitely wasn't a top coach.
This situation reminds of the handball NT some years ago, improving slowly and then also hiring some top level staff that managed to improve the team a great deal.

rikhardur
02-17-2008, 10:19 PM
Lusitânia 64 CAB 75 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=57&casa=8&fora=5)
Porto 90 Belenenses 84 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=58&casa=4&fora=10)
Barreirense 65 Ovarense 77 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=59&casa=6&fora=2)
Vagos 79 Ginásio 67 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=60&casa=15&fora=12)

Neozyrus
02-18-2008, 01:18 PM
Same here ;)
Hopefully he'll be able to push the NT a few notches up. Melnychuk did a superb job, but he definitely wasn't a top coach.
This situation reminds of the handball NT some years ago, improving slowly and then also hiring some top level staff that managed to improve the team a great deal.

In the last years Portugal has improved a lot for sure, i dont know how much importance has the former coach in that, but i just hope that with the new one they keep growing.
In the last EC Portugal seemed like a very fast team with some really good players (overll shooters), and with some good momevents in offense, but had some problems in defense and over all, lacked of a true tall man there.
Also they payed the price of being a really unexperienced team in these competitions, so hopefully in the next EC they will be a little more mature and consistent in the crucial moments of the games.
And Imo Moncho Lopez really can help a lot in some of these aspects.

rikhardur
02-18-2008, 02:23 PM
Tyrone Levett (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=623) (Vagos):

25 pts (8/11 FG, 2/3 3pt, 3/4 FT)
7 rebs
4 steals
3 assists
(39 minutes on court)

rikhardur
02-18-2008, 02:46 PM
In the last years Portugal has improved a lot for sure, i dont know how much importance has the former coach in that, but i just hope that with the new one they keep growing.
In the last EC Portugal seemed like a very fast team with some really good players (overll shooters), and with some good momevents in offense, but had some problems in defense and over all, lacked of a true tall man there.
Also they payed the price of being a really unexperienced team in these competitions, so hopefully in the next EC they will be a little more mature and consistent in the crucial moments of the games.
And Imo Moncho Lopez really can help a lot in some of these aspects.
Yes, I totally agree with you, the real problem is the game inside and defense in general.
Melnychuk had been with the NT for some years, there was quite a familiar atmosphere. He had also coached Seixal in the league, spending 14 years here. I think he's a good coach overall.

nmmb
02-24-2008, 06:11 PM
He is known as Manuel Sicó, Fernando is his middle name. He's one of the best prospects in Portuguese basketball. Despite his height (202cm) he can play as centre and is a good rebounder who can also shoot 3-pointers effectively, although he should improve his FT. He's a solid defender as well.
Afaik he's still with Barreirense.

i have playde with him before he went to barreirense, he played in torres novas,he is a very humble person...

rikhardur
02-24-2008, 08:34 PM
Belenenses 78 CAB 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=61&casa=10&fora=5)
Ovarense 76 Ginásio 68 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=62&casa=2&fora=12)
Porto 78 Vagos 65 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=63&casa=4&fora=15)
Lusitãnia 70 Barreirense 84 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=64&casa=8&fora=6)

rikhardur
02-25-2008, 08:17 PM
Daniel Monteiro (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=112) (Belenenses):

25 pts (5/6 FG, 4/5 3pt, 3/6 FT)
5 assists
4 rebs
2 steals
(33 minutes on court)

rikhardur
02-27-2008, 11:14 PM
Former NT player Mike Plowden died yesterday at 49 while coaching a team from lower divisons. USA-born, Plowden played 61 times for the Portuguese NT and was one of the symbols of Benfica in the late 80s, early 90s, winning 8 championships in 9 years. He was for many years one of the symbols of basketball in Portugal, his popularity was large in a country where basketball is not popular. Those where the golden days of basketball in Portugal and Plowden contributed a great deal. The cause of the sudden death is still not known.

http://www.tvi.iol.pt/multimedia/oratvi/multimedia/imagem/id/9382847/360

rikhardur
02-28-2008, 12:02 AM
João "Betinho" Gomes left Cantabria and signed for Breogán, both from Spanish LEB. The signing was urged by Zach Morley's injury who is expected to be out for 6 to 8 weeks. Nice move, Breogán are one of the contenders to move up to ACB.

rikhardur
03-02-2008, 09:20 PM
CAB 66 Vagos 71 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=65&casa=5&fora=15)
Belenenses 67 Lusitânia 87 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=66&casa=10&fora=8)
Ovarense 68 Porto 71 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=67&casa=2&fora=4)
Ginásio 87 Barreirense 78 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=68&casa=12&fora=6)

rikhardur
03-03-2008, 03:36 PM
Jamar McKnight (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=634) (Lusitânia):

30 pts (10/17 FG, 3/8 3pt, 1/2 FT)
12 rebs
6 steals
1 assist
1 block
(40 minutes on court)

Neozyrus
03-04-2008, 02:45 PM
João "Betinho" Gomes left Cantabria and signed for Breogán, both from Spanish LEB. The signing was urged by Zach Morley's injury who is expected to be out for 6 to 8 weeks. Nice move, Breogán are one of the contenders to move up to ACB.

He was doing a quite nice season so far, and altough i believe his importance on the team will be less in Breogan, i think t would be a good move for him, cause as u said, breogan is one of the contenders to get the ACB for next year, and that could mean a pretty good jump in his career, cause he has showed already that he could be right now a nice backup shooter in some ACB teams.

rikhardur
03-09-2008, 07:43 PM
Ginásio 82 CAB 89 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=69&casa=12&fora=5)
Vagos 85 Belenenses 94 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=70&casa=15&fora=10)
Lusitânia 76 Ovarense 77 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=71&casa=8&fora=2)
Barreirense 82 Porto 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=72&casa=6&fora=4)

rikhardur
03-10-2008, 11:16 PM
Nate Daniels (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=600) (Ginásio):

42 pts (7/10 FG, 6/12 3pt, 10/10 FT)
4 rebs
3 steals
1 assist
(38 minutes on court)

rikhardur
03-16-2008, 07:32 PM
Porto 74 CAB 56 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=73&casa=4&fora=5)
Ovarense 77 Belenenses 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=74&casa=2&fora=10)
Lusitânia 63 Ginásio 65 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=75&casa=8&fora=12)
Barreirense 80 Vagos 82 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=76&casa=6&fora=15)


Luís Silveira had his last game as Belenenses' coach, retiring at 67 due to health issues. Belenenses will now be looking for a new headcoach.

Neozyrus
03-17-2008, 07:33 PM
Luís Silveira had his last game as Belenenses' coach, retiring at 67 due to health issues. Belenenses will now be looking for a new headcoach.

Well, at least he said goodbye with a victory in Ovaerense's court. Thats something to be really proud of.

rikhardur
03-17-2008, 08:06 PM
Well, at least he said goodbye with a victory in Ovaerense's court. Thats something to be really proud of.
Definitely. Since Ovarense appointed Galician Manuel Molinero as coach things haven't been going well, they have been struggling in almost every game ever since, but that doesn't make Belenenses' victory less meritorious.

rikhardur
03-17-2008, 08:52 PM
Darrell Harris (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=649) (Barreirense):

25 pts (10-14 FG, 5-6 FT)
19 rebs
3 blocks
(40 minutes on court)

rikhardur
03-18-2008, 11:50 PM
Belenenses asked Silveira to stay until the end of the month and he accepted. No retirement yet after all :rolleyes:

rikhardur
03-19-2008, 08:21 PM
New Portugal coach Moncho Lopez has called for major changes in the country's basketball league.

Lopez, who will attempt to lead the country into EuroBasket 2009 in Poland with qualifying games against Latvia, FYR Macedonia and Estonia later this year, believes that the Portuguese should limit the number of foreigners at clubs to just three "in order to give a chance to young players."

"The Portuguese league needs to adopt a more realistic approach and consider that four foreigners per club is too much," he said.

Lopez, meanwhile, has again spoken of the big challenge he faces as the replacement for Valentyn Melnychuk, who did so well last year as Portugal advanced to the quarter-final qualifying round.

He will not be short of confidence, however, after doing so well in his tenure as Spain coach.

Under Lopez, Spain reached the final of EuroBasket 2003 in Sweden where they lost to Lithuania.

"This is a very complicated challenge, a tremendous task to replace Valentyn Melnychuk because he achieved notable success," Lopez said. "But I am motivated."
http://www.fibaeurope.com/coid_jw4BrLorJ6M2b3qhVqm550.container_frontpage.ar ticleMode_on.html

rikhardur
03-23-2008, 02:41 PM
The draw for this year's Cup F8 has been set:


3rd April
Q1: Guimarães vs Física Torres Vedras (7:00pm CET)
Q2: Ovarense vs CAB (9:00pm CET)

4th April
Q3: Barreirense vs Porto (8:00pm CET)
Q4: Ginásio vs Benfica (10:00pm CET)

5th April
S1: winner Q1 vs winner Q2 (4:00pm CET)
S2: winner Q3 vs winner Q4 (6:00pm CET)

6th April
winner S1 - winner S2 (4:45pm CET)

Neozyrus
03-27-2008, 12:59 AM
JUts as a curiosity, what MOncho refers when he says "foreigners", non-portuguese? or non EU-citizen?
I would think that to stablish a number of portuguese players in the roster or even i the court sould benefit the league, we all saw it on Spain and it didnt work bad. But lets not foret that foreigners are also needed, even more if they are talented, cause when you play against and with god players, yo become better too, that could benefit the rest of portugiese players of the teams imo.

And my prediction in the cup:

Q1: Guimarães vs Física Torres Vedras
Q2: Ovarense vs CAB

4th April
Q3: Barreirense vs Porto
Q4: Ginásio vs Benfica

5th April
S1: Guimarães vs Ovarense
S2: Porto vs Ginásio

6th April
Ovarense - Porto

I know im not very original in these predictions :p

rikhardur
03-27-2008, 01:10 AM
JUts as a curiosity, what MOncho refers when he says "foreigners", non-portuguese? or non EU-citizen?
I would think that to stablish a number of portuguese players in the roster or even i the court sould benefit the league, we all saw it on Spain and it didnt work bad. But lets not foret that foreigners are also needed, even more if they are talented, cause when you play against and with god players, yo become better too, that could benefit the rest of portugiese players of the teams imo.

And my prediction in the cup:

Q1: Guimarães vs Física Torres Vedras
Q2: Ovarense vs CAB

4th April
Q3: Barreirense vs Porto
Q4: Ginásio vs Benfica

5th April
S1: Guimarães vs Ovarense
S2: Porto vs Ginásio

6th April
Ovarense - Porto

I know im not very original in these predictions :p
I agree with them :p

I think he's referring essentially to American players, the league is plagued with them. Some years ago there was an "invasion" of players from Spain and the Balkans, but it suddenly stopped I don't know why. Here there's still the old thought that if you're American you're good at basketball. The contrary is shown over and over again with players being released just after some games. I think the problem is in scouting. With all the strong ties with Brazil, why are there so few Brazilian players here? I don't get it.
I agree with you, (good) foreign players always rise the level, but the current situation where 4 foreign players are allowed, often making the starting line-up and playing many minutes, is just unbearable. Clubs bet on foreigns and not on Portuguese players in a total unbalanced way. I totally agree with Moncho of course. Hopefully the success in last year's Eurobasket will turn things around and make some people wake up.

Neozyrus
03-27-2008, 05:41 PM
I agree with them :p

I think he's referring essentially to American players, the league is plagued with them. Some years ago there was an "invasion" of players from Spain and the Balkans, but it suddenly stopped I don't know why. Here there's still the old thought that if you're American you're good at basketball. The contrary is shown over and over again with players being released just after some games. I think the problem is in scouting. With all the strong ties with Brazil, why are there so few Brazilian players here? I don't get it.
I agree with you, (good) foreign players always rise the level, but the current situation where 4 foreign players are allowed, often making the starting line-up and playing many minutes, is just unbearable. Clubs bet on foreigns and not on Portuguese players in a total unbalanced way. I totally agree with Moncho of course. Hopefully the success in last year's Eurobasket will turn things around and make some people wake up.

Yes, u r absolutely right. First of all, the problem could be in scouting as u say, in USA there are good players and bad players, as in any other country, the main issue imo could be that the clubs, if doent have much money to spend (as i suppose), it would be very difficult for them to scout players for the other side of the ocean, except as u say with Brazil, (c´mon LEB and LEB2 are plenty of good brazilian players, so it cant be that difficult to find them).

But hey, in Europe if you havent money there are many good players playing in minor leagues all around Europe (Sundov was platying in Cypruss 2 months ago, or, for example, for what i know, im sure that some of the best players of LEB and LEB2 are affordable for all portuguese clubs, and most of them could do more than a decent performance in the Portugal imo). From that places, you can get both good americans and europeans, if u cant scout, theres no need to go really far to find the players.

The spanish system i truly believe that isnt bad at all, a fixed number of protuguese, european and foriegn players (imo the ideal number should be 2 or 3) could be a great solution ad could help a lot to develop some good portuguese players.
An btw, if i hadnt many money, i would trust more in ex-yu players than in American ones, that in many cases, just come to these small leagues to develop themselves and not to help the team ( i saw it quite a lot of times in LEB Gold and Silver).

rikhardur
03-27-2008, 11:06 PM
The spanish system i truly believe that isnt bad at all, a fixed number of protuguese, european and foriegn players (imo the ideal number should be 2 or 3) could be a great solution ad could help a lot to develop some good portuguese players.
An btw, if i hadnt many money, i would trust more in ex-yu players than in American ones, that in many cases, just come to these small leagues to develop themselves and not to help the team ( i saw it quite a lot of times in LEB Gold and Silver).
Yes, that would certainly be a good solution. A few years ago I remember some pretty decent Euro players in LCB and Spanish ones like Cargol, Aldama, Toledo, Lleal, Ruf, T. Jofresa and others. Some balance just has to be achieve in order to raise the league's level and the level of Portuguese players in general.

rikhardur
03-30-2008, 07:44 PM
Vagos 86 vs CAB 97 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=81&casa=15&fora=5)
Lusitânia 63 Belenenses 94 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=82&casa=8&fora=10)
Porto 69 Ovarense 75 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=83&casa=4&fora=2)
Barreirense 82 Ginásio 79 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=84&casa=6&fora=12)

With one game to end the regular season, Ovarense became the regular season champion.

rikhardur
03-31-2008, 08:17 PM
José Costa (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=125) (CAB):

31 pts (2-2 FG, 4-9 3pt, 15-15 FT)
5 assists
5 steals
(31 minutes on court)

Neozyrus
03-31-2008, 08:45 PM
Porto 69 Ovarense 75 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=83&casa=4&fora=2)

With one game to end the regular season, Ovarense became the regular season champion.

A great victory in Porto's court. That could be some kind of premonition in the final?

Anyway, why Porto almost only played with 6 players? The coach doesnt really trust in the rest?
Btw, i miss watching Nuno Marcal in Spain. At least i can see that he's still at a good level. :)

rikhardur
03-31-2008, 09:52 PM
A great victory in Porto's court. That could be some kind of premonition in the final?

Anyway, why Porto almost only played with 6 players? The coach doesnt really trust in the rest?
Btw, i miss watching Nuno Marcal in Spain. At least i can see that he's still at a good level. :)
Yes, it could certainly be a premonition. It was a surprising win for Ovarense considering their change of coach and subpar performances recently.
Good question, I really don't know what they played with 6 players only, perhaps it was a technical decision.
Yes, Marçal is still in great shape, one of the best Portuguese players ever, definitely ;)

rikhardur
04-04-2008, 03:08 PM
Results of the 2 first quarter-final games:

Guimarães 77 Física de Torres Vedras 75
Ovarense 80 CAB 65


The other two games of the quarter-finals will be played today:

Barreirense vs Porto
Ginásio vs Benfica

rikhardur
04-05-2008, 09:22 PM
Results of the other two quarter-final games:

Barreirense 66 vs Porto 84
Ginásio 61 vs Benfica 44


The games of the semi-finals were played today and surprisingly Ovarense is out of the final :eek:

Porto 81 vs Ginásio 57
Guimarães 75 vs Ovarense 74


The final is tomorrow: Guimarães vs Porto

rikhardur
04-06-2008, 11:08 PM
Guimarães took the Cup :eek: For those who don't know, Guimarães plays in Proliga (sort of semi-professional 2nd division). A great deed definitely! A free throw by Carlos Flechas with 2.6 seconds to go sealed the victory.

Guimarães 65 Porto 64

(Eddie Tommie 27 pts + 11 rebs + 2 blocks, Pedro Azevedo 18 pts, Pedro Tavares 9 pts | Nuno Marçal 18 pts + 7 rebs, Frederick Gentry 16 pts + 7 rebs, Julian Terrell 11 pts + 5 rebs).

MVP: Eddie Tommie

Full stats available here (http://oracle.fpb.pt/fpb/do?com=DS;5743972798;300502;+K-COMPETICAO(1933)+K-FASE(4609);).

http://oracle.fpb.pt/fpb_zone/portal/img/home_100/fotos/34397642310602460614.jpg

Neozyrus
04-08-2008, 12:59 AM
I simply cannot believe it!!, a team coming from the secod division defeated fairly Ovrense and Porto to win the cup!!. Im much more than impressed. Only for this, all his players should be one way or another, at least, in the first division next year.

And this makes me think, if it is a team capable of defeating these teams in a really important competition like this one, if they really have this level, it approaches dangerously to a really ACB-level team ;)

My most sincere congratulations for them, things like this one (and we have many examples this year) are always welcome cause remind us that in Basket money is not always the most important factor.

rikhardur
04-08-2008, 06:34 PM
And this makes me think, if it is a team capable of defeating these teams in a really important competition like this one, if they really have this level, it approaches dangerously to a really ACB-level team ;)
Haha it would be nice :p Unfortunately in a macro view the level is not comparable, but as far as competitiveness is concerned you can surely say that :p

rikhardur
04-11-2008, 10:56 PM
CAB 69 Barreirense 84 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=77&casa=5&fora=6)
Belenenses 80 Ginásio 94 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=78&casa=10&fora=12)
Ovarense 59 Vagos 61 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=79&casa=2&fora=15) :eek:
Porto 71 Lusitânia 85 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_liga.php?jogo=80&casa=4&fora=8) :eek:

Looks like the Cup games did some harm to both Ovarense and Porto...


The MVP

Darrell Harris (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/?esc=jogador&id=649) (Barreirense):

31 pts (9-15 FG, 1-1 3pt, 10-14 FT)
10 rebs
3 assists
2 steals
(34 minutes on court)

rikhardur
04-11-2008, 11:16 PM
Since the regular season is over, here are the final stats from the main categories (Darrel Harris was justifiedly the regular season MVP btw):

POINTS
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/rikhardur/2nd/PTS.jpg

REBOUNDS
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/rikhardur/2nd/REBS.jpg

ASSISTS
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/rikhardur/2nd/ASSISTS.jpg

STEALS
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/rikhardur/2nd/STEALS.jpg

BLOCKS
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f193/rikhardur/2nd/BLOCKS.jpg

rikhardur
04-11-2008, 11:37 PM
The quarter-final playoffs are therefore set (5 game series starting today):


Ovarense http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbbarr1.gif Barreirense

Ginásio http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbgina1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbcab1.gif CAB

Porto http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbbele1.gif Belenenses

Vagos http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbvago1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcblusi1.gif Lusitânia

rikhardur
04-12-2008, 08:36 PM
Ovarense 81 Barreirense 80 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=85&casa=2&fora=6&id_epoca=&serie=1) (1-0)
Ginásio 79 CAB 57 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=86&casa=12&fora=5&id_epoca=&serie=2) (1-0)

Neozyrus
04-13-2008, 04:45 AM
uQite extrange reaults, the first againt the last and the margin is only one point, and the 4th angaisnt the 5th, that is supposed to be the closest match of all, and the diference speaks by herself
Ovaerense is still under the shock of the cup? :D

Regarding the stats, first of all, and as you have said before, it really sems that there are too many americans in the league. Of course that some of them are great/good players: Harris seems to be a machine in the paint, Drayton and Riley-Smith are nice shooters, Rico Hill ( a good axample of a player that you can have from LEB gold or (more likely) LEB silver), Nate Daniels, Soderberg, Gentry, Terrell, Peterkin, Brown, Stempin, Levett.. but it is truth also that the players with more minutes are the ones that have more probabilities of having good numbers and that here are also many americans in the league whose numbers are... i prefer not to put and adjetive here. In other words, some more minutes to portuguese players wouldnt harm anybody. ;)

But despite all this, im really glad of watching among the best players some portugueses too, like Digo Carreira, Nuno Marcal or Paolo Cunha.

So i would repeat again the issue of the opening of new markets, you could have players from more countries apart from EEUU. Portugal have close relationships with Angola and Brazil for example), so they could have some good young players from those places (Labatte is a great example of this). And to me it is really alarming the lack of spanish or ex-yu players in the league that imo could help a lot in the development of the teams. Maybe as M.Lopez said a new rule about the number of foreigh playes is really needed, as well as new politics at the time of looking in new markets seching for players.

Just a question (and im a complete ignorant here): Barreirense seems to have the best americans of the league (or at least the americans with best numbers) like Harris, Drayton, Riley-Smith.. but they ended the last in the classification: the rest of the team was terrible, the coach was terrible, the americans played alone....?? :D

rikhardur
04-13-2008, 02:30 PM
uQite extrange reaults, the first againt the last and the margin is only one point, and the 4th angaisnt the 5th, that is supposed to be the closest match of all, and the diference speaks by herself
Ovaerense is still under the shock of the cup? :D
Seems so :D Really the coach change proved a bit disruptive. Many people used to criticise Luís Magalhães, the former coach, but it's clear he is a good coach and his results were not just based on the players he had. Molinero also did wonders with Lusitânia, I think he's a good coach too, but perhaps he's still adapting to the club and getting to know the players, as well as getting used to the idea that he's coaching a big club I guess.


Regarding the stats, first of all, and as you have said before, it really sems that there are too many americans in the league. Of course that some of them are great/good players: Harris seems to be a machine in the paint, Drayton and Riley-Smith are nice shooters, Rico Hill ( a good axample of a player that you can have from LEB gold or (more likely) LEB silver), Nate Daniels, Soderberg, Gentry, Terrell, Peterkin, Brown, Stempin, Levett.. but it is truth also that the players with more minutes are the ones that have more probabilities of having good numbers and that here are also many americans in the league whose numbers are... i prefer not to put and adjetive here. In other words, some more minutes to portuguese players wouldnt harm anybody. ;)

But despite all this, im really glad of watching among the best players some portugueses too, like Digo Carreira, Nuno Marcal or Paolo Cunha.

So i would repeat again the issue of the opening of new markets, you could have players from more countries apart from EEUU. Portugal have close relationships with Angola and Brazil for example), so they could have some good young players from those places (Labatte is a great example of this). And to me it is really alarming the lack of spanish or ex-yu players in the league that imo could help a lot in the development of the teams. Maybe as M.Lopez said a new rule about the number of foreigh playes is really needed, as well as new politics at the time of looking in new markets seching for players.

Just a question (and im a complete ignorant here): Barreirense seems to have the best americans of the league (or at least the americans with best numbers) like Harris, Drayton, Riley-Smith.. but they ended the last in the classification: the rest of the team was terrible, the coach was terrible, the americans played alone....?? :D
Yes, as we have have already discussed previously, something has to be done, either reduce the number of foreign players, give more minutes to nationals or search for new player markets. The strong ties with former colonies and Brazil should be seized to the maximum, especially because Brazilian players could play with double nationality.
Regarding Barreirense, the club also ended last in the previous season if I'm not mistaken, but they are one the clubs that produces more young players. João "Betinho" Gomes was just the top example. So I'd say they really focus on that, instead of trying to become champions for instance. Barreirense won a couple of championships in the 50s and some Cups as well, they are one of the clubs with the longest tradition in Portuguese basketball. The coach António Paulo Ferreira is OK, but not a top coach of course.

rikhardur
04-13-2008, 11:13 PM
Porto 77 Belenenses 74 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=87&casa=4&fora=10&id_epoca=&serie=3) (1-0)
Vagos 81 Lusitânia 71 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=88&casa=15&fora=8&id_epoca=&serie=4) (1-0)

rikhardur
04-15-2008, 08:10 PM
Ovarense 68 Barreirense 57 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=89&casa=2&fora=6&id_epoca=&serie=1) (2-0)
Ginásio 76 CAB 74 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=90&casa=12&fora=5&id_epoca=&serie=2) (2-0)

rikhardur
04-15-2008, 10:17 PM
Porto 77 Belenenses 83 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=91&casa=4&fora=10&id_epoca=&serie=3) (1-1) :eek:
Vagos 74 Lusitânia 86 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=92&casa=15&fora=8&id_epoca=&serie=4) (1-1)

rikhardur
04-16-2008, 07:52 PM
Official player awards this season:


MVP: Darrell Harris (Barreirense)
Portuguese MVP: Diogo Carreira (Belenenses)
Revelation: Daniel Monteiro (Belenenses)
6th Man: Toree Morris (Porto)

Ideal 5:
G - Diogo Carreira (Belenenses)
G - Tyrone Levett (Vagos)
F - E.J. Drayton (Barreirense)
F - Lance Soderberg (Belenenses)
C - Darrell Harris (Barreirense)

Portuguese Ideal 5:
G - Diogo Carreira (Belenenses)
G - Daniel Monteiro (Belenenses)
F - Paulo Cunha (Porto)
F - Nuno Marçal (Porto)
C - Mário Gonçalves (Ginásio)

2nd Ideal 5:
Nuno Sousa (Ginásio)
Mário Jorge (CAB)
Rui Mota (Ovarense)
Toree Morris (Porto)
David Vik (Lusitânia)

rikhardur
04-17-2008, 11:36 PM
Barreirense 77 Ovarense 82 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=93&casa=6&fora=2&id_epoca=&serie=1) (0-3)
Ovarense is the first team to reach the semi-final playoffs.
CAB 80 Ginásio 63 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=94&casa=5&fora=12&id_epoca=&serie=2) (1-2)

rikhardur
04-19-2008, 01:54 PM
Belenenses 73 Porto 74 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=95&casa=10&fora=4&id_epoca=&serie=3) (1-2)
Lusitânia 68 Vagos 76 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=96&casa=8&fora=15&id_epoca=&serie=4) (1-2)

Neozyrus
04-19-2008, 02:09 PM
Porto has recovered from that unexpected loss and now they are back on track.
Ovaerense is doing his job and playing like that they will be in the final with no problems.
Imo Ginasio will be in the semis too, and Lusitania-Vagos seems to be closest pair here.

About the awards, in the lst days i heard Harris and Drayton as some future objetives to some top-LEB clubs.
I like pretty much the "portuguese 5", quite a good amoount of talent there. And im a little bit surprised (but glad) about watching so many portuguese players in the "2nd ideal 5", i didnt expect that.

rikhardur
04-20-2008, 11:19 PM
CAB 69 Ginásio 62 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=98&casa=5&fora=12&id_epoca=&serie=2) (2-2)
Belenenses 63 Porto 86 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=99&casa=10&fora=4&id_epoca=&serie=3) (1-3)
Porto is in the semi-final playoffs.
Lusitânia 68 Vagos 62 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=100&casa=8&fora=15&id_epoca=&serie=4) (2-2)

rikhardur
04-23-2008, 04:37 PM
Ginásio 71 CAB 56 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=102&casa=12&fora=5&id_epoca=&serie=2) (3-2)
Vagos 69 Lusitãnia 54 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=104&casa=15&fora=8&id_epoca=&serie=4) (3-2)


With this 5th game the semi-final playoffs (starting today and with a best of 5 format) are set:


Ovarense http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbgina1.gif Ginásio

Porto http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbvago1.gif Vagos

rikhardur
04-24-2008, 11:40 PM
Ovarense 75 Ginásio 55 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=105&casa=2&fora=12&id_epoca=&serie=5) (1-0)

Neozyrus
04-26-2008, 11:52 PM
Imo these are the most logical semifinals, and we are approaching little by llittle inevitably to the expected match in the final.

rikhardur
04-27-2008, 06:50 PM
Imo these are the most logical semifinals, and we are approaching little by llittle inevitably to the expected match in the final.
Definitely. With Benfica out of the LCB, since the beginning of the season everyone expected a Porto vs Ovarense final, and that's what's going to happen if no surprises come up.

rikhardur
04-27-2008, 06:56 PM
Semi-final playoffs - game 1
Porto 90 Vagos 87 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=106&casa=4&fora=15&id_epoca=&serie=6) (1-0)

Semi-final playoffs - game 2
Ovarense 85 Ginásio 57 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=107&casa=2&fora=12&id_epoca=&serie=5) (2-0)
Porto 84 Vagos 81 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=108&casa=4&fora=15&id_epoca=&serie=6) (2-0)

rikhardur
05-01-2008, 08:11 PM
Ginásio 80 Ovarense 76 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=109&casa=12&fora=2&id_epoca=&serie=5) (1-2)

rikhardur
05-02-2008, 10:21 PM
Vagos 79 Porto 86 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=109&casa=12&fora=2&id_epoca=&serie=5) (0-3)
Porto is in the finals!

rikhardur
05-04-2008, 12:18 AM
Ginásio 74 Ovarense 78 (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=111&casa=12&fora=2&id_epoca=&serie=5) (1-3)
Ovarense joins Porto in the finals!

Neozyrus
05-04-2008, 12:31 AM
And here we are, in the expected final.
I think its gonna be a close final, but im gonna take Porto as a slight favourite.

rikhardur
05-04-2008, 12:37 AM
And here we are, in the expected final.
I think its gonna be a close final, but im gonna take Porto as a slight favourite.
So do I, although Ovarense have risen their game up a bit in the last few games. But Porto has been more steady, definitely. I'm rooting for Ovarense.

rikhardur
05-09-2008, 10:16 PM
Ovarense 59 http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif Porto 61 (0-1)

Boxscore (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=115&casa=2&fora=4&id_epoca=&serie=7)

woma
05-10-2008, 03:02 PM
Ooooo, it's kind of early for portuguse standards.
It's best of five or best of seven?
And which TV is airing the games, maybe I would record some stuff?

rikhardur
05-10-2008, 04:03 PM
Ooooo, it's kind of early for portuguse standards.
It's best of five or best of seven?
And which TV is airing the games, maybe I would record some stuff?
Best of 5.
RTP 2 will broadcast game 2 tomorrow at 7pm CET.

woma
05-10-2008, 04:16 PM
Best of 5.
RTP 2 will broadcast game 2 tomorrow at 7pm CET.
Thanks. It's 1 hr difference, looking at RTP schedule, right?

Hopefully I will find a way to record it betwen polish, italian and turkish league games. Any RTP internet feeds?

rikhardur
05-10-2008, 04:28 PM
Thanks. It's 1 hr difference, looking at RTP schedule, right?

Hopefully I will find a way to record it betwen polish, italian and turkish league games. Any RTP internet feeds?
That's right.
They have, but they gather all RTP channels broadcasts and make selections, so there's no continuous broadcast for each channel.

woma
05-11-2008, 07:28 PM
Ehhhhh. My friend, who has an access to many various satellite packages, wasn't able to get a one where RTP is (he found it, but it was encrypted), so no finals for me. At least unless Rikhardur can record it on DVD :).

rikhardur
05-11-2008, 08:06 PM
At least unless Rikhardur can record it on DVD :).
Actually no :p I don't have one.

rikhardur
05-11-2008, 08:19 PM
Ovarense 74 http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif Porto 72 (1-1)

Boxscore (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=116&casa=2&fora=4&id_epoca=&serie=7)

rikhardur
05-15-2008, 10:21 PM
Porto 72 http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif Ovarense 69 (2-1)

Boxscore (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=117&casa=4&fora=2&id_epoca=&serie=7)

rikhardur
05-18-2008, 12:37 PM
Porto 59 http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif Ovarense 69 (2-2)

Boxscore (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=118&casa=4&fora=2&id_epoca=&serie=7)

rikhardur
05-21-2008, 06:51 PM
Ovarense 69 http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif Porto 57 (3-2)

Boxscore (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=119&casa=2&fora=4&id_epoca=&serie=7)

rikhardur
05-22-2008, 07:12 PM
Porto 71 http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif Ovarense 69 (3-3)

Boxscore (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=120&casa=4&fora=2&id_epoca=&serie=7)

The decisive game will be played this Saturday!

rikhardur
05-24-2008, 06:52 PM
Ovarense 70 http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbovar1.gif vs http://www.lcb.pt/imagens/logos/lcbfcpo1.gif Porto 49 (4-3)

Boxscore (http://www.lcb.pt/ligauzo/ficha_playoff.php?jogo=121&casa=2&fora=4&id_epoca=&serie=7)

Ovarense is the 2007-08 champion for the 3rd time in a row!

Neozyrus
05-24-2008, 07:05 PM
A really close final, Porto had the home advantage after game 3 but they werent able to keep it, so Ovarense did just what he had to do.
I hope that these kind of duels will repeat in the future, its the way to attrack more pèople and money to the basket.

Congrats to Ovarense (and his spanish coach) :D. They did a great season in the overall, maybe a little irregular sometimes, but nobody could say that his victory was unfair.

rikhardur
05-25-2008, 01:07 AM
A really close final, Porto had the home advantage after game 3 but they werent able to keep it, so Ovarense did just what he had to do.
I hope that these kind of duels will repeat in the future, its the way to attrack more pèople and money to the basket.

Congrats to Ovarense (and his spanish coach) :D. They did a great season in the overall, maybe a little irregular sometimes, but nobody could say that his victory was unfair.
Yes I agree, in the end it was well deserved. The fact that Magalhães left affected the team in some way, but they managed to get over it. That makes it 3 consecutive titles, they're almost building a dinasty. Let's see how things go next year with changes in the league and predictably more teams.