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Finland - KORISLIIGA: Samuel Haanpaa now in Spain

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Finnish NT SG/SF Samuel Haanpaa (203-G/F-86) has left Finland today and joined Spanish LEB Gold Team Faymasa Palencia roster. Haanpaa played 30 games in Finnish Top League on Torpan Pojat (Helsinki) roster averaging 15,1 ppg, 5,4 rpg in 31,2 mpg. But when Faymasa Palencia lost ex-NBA player Michael Dickerson (197-G-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management, college: Arizona), Haanpaa was given a chance


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Game between Hawks, Wizards postponed by blizzard

The game between the Atlanta Hawks and Washington Wizards has been postponed because of the blizzard that battered the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Ukraine - Dnipro adds Aaron Pettway

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Dnipro adds Aaron Pettway (211-C-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklahoma St.) to the roster and hope to better their positions with the new player. The American player was recently released from the Latvian team and joined Ukrainian squad. Ventpsils have decided to terminate the contract of Aaron Pettway. The 29-year-old centre joined the Latvian champions at the start of the season. The centre averaged 8.2 points, 8.6 boards and 1.2 assists per game in the LBL season


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Austria - Gunners sack Stahl - sign Asceric as new Head Coach

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The Oberwart Gunners announced that they have sacked Head Coach Peter Stahl and signed Neno Asceric in stead. After losing to the Kapfenberg Bulls in the Austrian Cup Semifinals and losing to the Gussing Knights in the league at home as well a few days ago the days of Peter Stahl in Oberwart have come to an end. It was Stahls second stint with the Gunners after coaching them pretty successfully from 2003 to 2006


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Spain - Ourense tab Flinder Boyd

Flinder BoydOurense have agreed on terms of contract with Flinder Boyd (180-G-80, college: Dartmouth). The player will spend the reminder of the season in the Spanish LEB Gold. Flinder Boyd spent the previous season in the Leicester City Riders in the BBL. The 29-year-old guard averaged 7.2 points, 4.8 assists and 2.2 boards per game. He signed for the Newcastle Eagles in January 2010 but stayed there for a short period of time before moving to Spain. Flinder Boyd is not new to LEB Gold league


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Hungary - Round 16

Bam DoyneBecause of the weather last saturday the teams agreed to cancel the game and played on wednesday night. Coach Deri was the first time on the bench of SKSE and had a hard debut playing in Kormend without three top players of his team: Barlow, Vavra and Bajramovic could not play because of different reasons. The best 6th man of the league, Roy Booker scored 19 points in only 21 minutes on the court. Rudolf Trummer shined again on the court and made 5 of his 10 three pointers


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Romania - Preview of round 20

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Round no. 20 of the Romanian Basketball 1st Division (Divizia A), figures out some interesting matches.
The round started Wednesday, when CS Otopeni (11-8 record, ranked 5th), went to play against CS BC Gladiator Cluj Napoca (5-14 record, ranked 14th). The match was very spectaculous, 198 points being scored. Final result: Gladiator Otopeni 95-103. After this won, Otopeni advanced to 12-8 record, having 80% qualified for the play-offs


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Postgame: Eddie House

Eddie House spoke with CSN about his 10-point fourth quarter barrage to secure a win for the Celtics.

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Postgame: A.J. Price

A.J. spoke with FSN about his first career start for the Pacers.

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Germany - Derrick Allen (Deutsche Bank Skyliners) Pre Game Thoughts To Ratiopharm Ulm Game February 6th

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Derrick Allen  (203-F-80, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Mississippi) is a 203cm forward that grew up in Gadsen Alabama. He is a rugged inside player who attacks the glass, will provide help on the boards, is a solid defender in the post, a competitor and hard worker that can score facing the basket and has shooting range to the foul line. He started his career at Southern Union State from 1998-2000. He then transferred to Mississippi and played there from 2000-2003


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