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    With 3 rounds completed for some teams, Larry Jon Smith leads the scoring table with 32.0 ppg, the best Portuguese being António Pires with 13.0 ppg.

    Top rebounder is Mike Williams with 11.6 rpg, best Portuguese Élvis Évora (9.0 rpg).

    Most assists per game for now go to Julian Blanks (7.5), followed by António Pires with 6.6 apg.

    Benfica, Porto (-1 game) and Ovarense (-1 game) lead the league.

    Tomorrow the 4th round will take place, with the rivalry clash between Porto and Benfica.
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    I have a question about the Portuguese teams in fact. How come no portuguese team participates in Euro competitions this year? Not even in the FEC or FECC. What is the reasoning behind that? Have they just decided not to bother with them? Are the financial expenses outweighting the potential benefits?

    I find it bizzare because 2 years ago there were 3 teams in the ULEB cup (OK, due to special circumstances, but still...) plus several others in FEC and FECC.

    What changed this year?

    Wouldn't it be useful for portuguese players to get some more international experience ahead of the portuguese NT's participation in the the EB next summer?


    PS: Who is the fav to win the league this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Carlos Nadal
    I have a question about the Portuguese teams in fact. How come no portuguese team participates in Euro competitions this year? Not even in the FEC or FECC. What is the reasoning behind that? Have they just decided not to bother with them? Are the financial expenses outweighting the potential benefits?

    I find it bizzare because 2 years ago there were 3 teams in the ULEB cup (OK, due to special circumstances, but still...) plus several others in FEC and FECC.

    What changed this year?

    Wouldn't it be useful for portuguese players to get some more international experience ahead of the portuguese NT's participation in the the EB next summer?


    PS: Who is the fav to win the league this year?
    That's actually a very good question to which I have no answer. Nothing was mentioned in the media about that situation, at least that I know of. I tried searching the news content of the LCB and FBP websites, but there's nothing there about the matter.
    You are right, it's always useful to play in a European competition, the players show their skills to a wider audience and get experience. I simply don't know why that didn't happen this year.

    I think Ovarense will win it again this year, but Porto and Benfica are always championship contenders.
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    How about Queluz? Where do they stand now? They had a fairly decent team a couple of years back. And what about Ginasio? Any chance of repeating last year's miracle?
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    Queluz lost their first 3 games already, by only a few point difference that's true, but I don't expect that much from them, although the competition is only starting. Yeah, they had a magnificent team some years ago, but they had financial problems if I'm not mistaken.
    It was a miracle indeed last year for Ginásio, I don't expect them to repeat it though, at least not with such vigour.
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    i guess we all should respect portugal after the tremndous summer the NT had (at least we israelis should).
    i wonder how's miguel minehva is doing? he changed teams this summer and i realy liked him playing with the NT. tall, smart (and young) point guard, capable of scoring from outside and driving. was great in the crunch against israel. might be a legitmate player for bigger leagues.
    anyway, how is he doing?

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    Yeah, Minhava is now playing for Benfica, he was in Belenenses the previous season and played also some play-off games with Cornellà in the Spanish LEB 2. He's a good disher and also a good scorer imo. He's not getting as much minutes as he used to have in Belenenses though. Check his stats up to now: http://www.lcb.pt/ligatmn/?esc=jogador&id=56
    I think he definitely has the potential to play in stronger leagues.
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    Porto beat Benfica 71-68.

    PORTO:
    Larry Jon Smith 17 pts + 8 rebs + 3 blocks
    Nuno Marçal 16 pts + 7 rebs
    Rodrigo Mascarenhas 10 pts + 16 rebs

    BENFICA:
    Corey Benjamin 15 pts
    Ashante Johnson 14 pts + 9 rebs
    Leroy Watkins 12 pts + 3 blocks
    Miguel Minhava 9 pts + 3 assists


    CAB Madeira beat Lusitânia 89-81.

    CAB:
    Eric Sandin 24 pts + 9 rebs
    Marko Antonijevič 18 pts + 4 assists
    Filipe da Silva 14 pts + 7 rebs + 7 assists

    LUSITÂNIA:
    Mike Williams 19 pts
    Willie Taylor 14 pts + 4 rebs
    Graham Brown 10 pts + 6 rebs
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    Ovarense beat Belenenses 89-83.

    BELENENSES:
    Brian Robinson 24 pts + 7 rebs
    Jason Robinson 16 pts + 3 rebs + 6 assists
    Cameron Echols 16 pts + 11 rebs + 2 blocks

    OVARENSE:
    Gregory Stenpin 19 pts + 6 rebs
    Ben Reed 19 pts + 6 assists
    Shawn Jackson 17 pts + 12 rebs


    Barreirense beat Queluz 73-66.

    BARREIRENSE:
    João Gomes 28 pts + 7 rebs + 7 steals
    Cortney Scott 18 pts + 7 rebs
    António Pires 13 pts + 7 assists

    QUELUZ:
    Kalu Guasco 15 pts + 5 rebs
    Rob Kampman 11 pts + 5 rebs
    Ike Nwankwo 10 pts + 9 rebs + 3 blocks
    Jamie Kendrick 9 pts + 9 rebs + 2 blocks
    Last edited by rikhardur; 11-09-2006 at 03:30 PM.
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    I remember when last year I was studying in Portugal, Arvydas Straupys was playing for CAB Madeira, and actually he was one of the leaders in that team, but he did't finished that season in CAB as far as I know... Maybe anyone know the reasons?
    P.S. In daily sport newspaper "Bola" or what so ever, they were giving statistical leaders of Portuguese league, and Straupys always was in TOP3 in 3pt shooting table

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    There were apparently disciplinary reasons for Straupis's getting cut from the team. He was not with the team for the first League Cup game because of discipline problems and then he missed the following training. I don't know where he is playing now, do you happen to know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur
    There were apparently disciplinary reasons for Straupis's getting cut from the team. He was not with the team for the first League Cup game because of discipline problems and then he missed the following training. I don't know where he is playing now, do you happen to know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elaj
    Quote Originally Posted by rikhardur
    There were apparently disciplinary reasons for Straupis's getting cut from the team. He was not with the team for the first League Cup game because of discipline problems and then he missed the following training. I don't know where he is playing now, do you happen to know?
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    Default 4th round MVP

    The MVP was Barreirense's 21-year-old forward João Santos with an outstanding performance against Queluz:
    28 pts (6/6 FG, 5/7 3pt, 1/4 FT)
    7 rebs
    7 steals
    2 assists
    1 block
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    Default 5th round

    Ginásio lost to Belenenses 80-96.

    GINÁSIO:
    Ricky Woods 28 pts + 7 rebs
    José Costa 18 pts + 4 assists
    Jesse Smith 14 pts + 5 rebs

    BELENENSES:
    Cameron Echols 31 pts + 10 rebs
    Jason Robinson 15 pts + 11 rebs + 5 assists
    Diogo Carreira 14 pts + 6 assists
    Paulo Simão 12 pts + 6 rebs + 6 assists


    Ovarense beat Queluz 86-57 (!)

    OVARENSE:
    Ben Reed 14 pts + 4 assists
    Élvis Évora 12 pts + 8 rebs
    Gregory Stempin 11 pts + 4 rebs + 3 steals

    QUELUZ:
    Jamie Kendrick 21 pts + 7 rebs
    Rob Kampman 10 pts + 6 rebs
    Tiago Barreiro 3 pts + 5 rebs + 5 steals
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    Barreirense lost to Porto 63-76.

    BARREIRENSE:
    João Gomes 22 pts
    Cortney Scott 14 pts + 6 rebs
    António Pires 13 pts
    Dušan Macura 7 pts + 9 rebs

    PORTO:
    Marques Houtman 24 pts + 3 steals
    Nuno Marçal 23 pts + 10 rebs
    Paulo Cunha 10 pts + 12 rebs + 4 assists
    Rodrigo Mascarenhas 6 pts + 11 rebs
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    Benfica beat CAB Madeira 79-68.

    BENFICA:
    Miguel Minhava 20 pts
    Corey Benjamin 20 pts + 5 assists
    Carlos Andrade 15 pts + 7 rebs + 7 steals

    CAB:
    Filipe da Silva 19 pts + 8 rebs + 5 assists + 3 steals
    Eric Sandin 15 pts + 7 rebs
    Marko Antonijevič 10 pts + 5 assists
    Earl Ike 10 pts + 7 rebs
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    Default 5th round MVP

    The MVP was Belenenses' centre Cameron Echols who contributed decisively to the victory against Ginásio:
    31 pts (10/13 FG, 2/3 3pt, 5/6 FT)
    10 rebs
    1 assist
    2 steals
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    @ elaj: It seems you were quite right about Marko Antonijevič He's currently averaging 9.8 ppg and 4.3 apg, more or less what you predicted.
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