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Liga DirecTV Standings
 1. Fast Break 23-1 
 2. Academia 17-9 
 3. Cimarrones 15-7 
 4. Condores 12-14 
 5. Caciques 10-14 
 6. Piratas 9-17 
 7. Sabios 9-17 
 8. Aguilas 5-21 
Full Standings
Liga Americas Stage Two Standings
Group E
 1. Fuerza Regia 3-0 
 2. Guaros 2-1 
 3. La Union 1-2 
 4. Soles 0-3 
Group F
 1. Ponce 2-1 
 2. Weber Bahia 2-1 
 3. Hebraica 1-2 
 4. San Lorenzo 1-2 
Stage One Standings
Liga Centroamericana Standings
 1. Correcaminos 5-0 
 2. Santa Tecla 4-1 
 3. San Pedro T. 3-2 
 4. Costa Caribe 2-3 
 5. Banco Atlantida 1-4 
 6. Halcones 0-5 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Brandon GIVENS
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Givens, Piratas24.3 
 2. Crawford, Aguilas22.5 
 3. Ortiz, Fast Break22.4 
 4. Smith, Sabios21.0 
 5. Coombs, Sabios19.0 
 6. Roberson, Condores18.7 
 7. Carraway, Cimar.16.6 
 8. McCoy, Condores16.5 
 9. Torres, Condores15.8 
 10. Almanza, Condores15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Hernandez, Cimar.10.8 
 2. Romero, Piratas10.3 
 3. Almanza, Condores10.2 
 4. Sandidge, Aguilas9.9 
 5. Perez, Academia9.8 
 6. Romero, Piratas8.5 
 7. Quinones, Academia8.3 
 8. Julio, Fast Break7.8 
 9. Coombs, Sabios7.2 
 10. Asprilla, Caciques7.2 
Assists Per Game
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Murray, Academia5.9 
 2. McCoy, Condores5.5 
 3. Smith, Sabios5.0 
 4. Velandia, Aguilas5.0 
 5. Medina, Piratas5.0 
 6. Wormely, Caciques4.8 
 7. Granados, Academia4.8 
 8. Moreno, Cimarrones4.7 
 9. Coombs, Sabios4.4 
 10. Caicedo, Cimar.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Antonio BIVINS
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bivins, Aguilas2.7 
 2. Diaz, Condores2.3 
 3. Moreno, Cimarrones1.9 
 4. Ortiz, Fast Break1.8 
 5. Renteria, Cimar.1.7 
 6. McCoy, Condores1.7 
 7. Carraway, Cimar.1.6 
 8. Crawford, Aguilas1.5 
 9. Velandia, Aguilas1.4 
 10. Murray, Academia1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Divier PEREZ
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Perez, Academia1.6 
 2. Jones, Sabios1.4 
 3. Sandidge, Aguilas1.3 
 4. Quinones, Academia1.1 
 5. Crawford, Aguilas1.1 
 6. Hinestroza-J., Fast B.1.0 
 7. Hernandez, Cimar.0.9 
 8. Givens, Piratas0.9 
 9. Romero, Piratas0.8 
 10. Velez, Sabios0.7 
Player of the Week

 Tyler Murray
  ( 195-PG-90 )


Colombian Basketball (Men)

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Round 27 (Regular Season)

Fast Break 73% Jul.22 Cimarrones
Aguilas Jul.22 Sabios 51%
Piratas 51% Jul.22 Condores
Caciques Jul.22 Academia 55%

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Guerreros from Bogot with one of the best records in the history of the Colombian Federation Cup, 30 victories and just 5 losses and Bukaros from Bucaramanga with a 24 11 record start on next Friday November 9 the final playoff of the Federation Cup.
Both teams sweeped in the semifinal playoff and are arriving to the final with all their players available, the series are to 7 games starting in Bogot and will be 2-3-2, with the game 5 if necessary in Bucaramanga and games 6 a 7 if necessary in Bogot.
Guerreros is the main favourite, the Bogotas team builded the most powerfull roster in the history of the Cup, leaded by the main Colombian stars: Stalin Ortiz and Juan Diego Tello, both are international level players, but also had a solid group of americans : Rashad Bell, Shawn Malloy and Courtney Nelson, Bell has been the second scorer of the team and Malloy the rebounding and shot blocking leader, Nelson comes from the bench in the second squad, Guerreros found this year in Gianlucca Bacci a solid point guard to be starter.
The Guerreros first offensive wheapon is Stalin Ortiz, when hes hot is almost unstoppable, Ortiz arrives healthy and fresh to finals thanks to the deep roster of the team, Tello provides talent and versatility on the wing and is also a powerfull rebounder, Bacci and Aragon are the prime defensive players of the team, this team is very focused on the defense, this is the main belief of the Guerreros coach Yesid Rivero.
Bukaros has an experienced roster, Cory Bradford, Miguel Marriaga, Cesar Silva and Richard Jetter are their main perfomers, but also with the arrival of Jeffrei Addai the team found a reliable and quick point guard.
Bukaros main strength is the long range shooting in with Richard Jetter is the biggest gun, Jetter is having a solid season with Bukaros, Miguel Marriaga is playing also at his best level, the big guy is feeded by his teammates in the pick and roll offense, Marriaga is also the top rebounder of the team, Bradford is the spark of the team always tyring to find a open view to the Basket can be also the prime offensive option of Bukaros, Cesar Silva is always dangerous, the bear can hurt from downtown or going hard inside in the penetration.
Teams Comparission:
Guerreros starters are Bacci and Ortiz, with them the team can put pressure on the ball forcing turnovers and run the fastbreak, Ortiz is the best scorer of the team, but Bacci has proven than he can close games in the clutch.
Bukaros Addai and Bradford are a good combo, very similar to the Guerreros pair, Bradford has been finalist in Colombia before.
Guerreros Tello and Bell are the most versatile duo of forwards in the league, both can create mismatches with his quickness or size and can guard smaller opponents, Tello is the second best rebounder of the team, Bell the second scorer.
Bukaros has Jetter as usual starter and has been using John Velez in the last game, Jetter is a great shooter but can face some problems guarding bigger opponents, while Velez is a good defender and rebounder but limited in the offensive.
Guerreros Shawn Malloy has been the best rebounder and shotblocker of the team and a key player in defense, in offensive Malloy is not getting to many touches but he can score in the paint.
Bukaros Miguel Marriaga is a real wheapon in the offensive and a solid rebounder, Marriaga is one main piece of the Bukaros strategy.
Guerreros bench is deep Pineda, Aragon, Barrios, Romero, Pea, Nelson and Perez all the should be starters in any other team, Aragon is a real deal in defense and offense , the team had the deepest bech in the league.
Bukaros bech is not deep as the Guerreros, but has the best sixth man of the league Cesar Silva, a luxury bench player, also has experience and size with Hernandez, Cortes and Fernandez.

Prognosis, Guerreros is deeper and more talented in the forwards, has leaded the cup all the season, and is a wide favourite, Guerreros could win the cup in 5 games.

Tyler Murray
Tyler Murray's triple-double lands him Player of the Week award - 1 day ago
27-year old point guard Tyler Murray (195-PG-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Academia and receives a Player of the Week award for round 26. He recorded a triple-double of 33 points adding also 13 rebounds and 10 assists, while his team crushed Sabios (#7, 9-17) with 22-point margin 100-78. Academia maintains the 2nd position in Colombian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Academia wil...   [read more]

Stalin Ortiz
PBD Round 26: Fast Break beats Piratas by two after a very close game - 2 days ago
There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in Liga DirecTV. Sixth-ranked Piratas (9-17) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Fast Break (23-1) in Bogota on Wednesday. The visitors managed to secure only two-point victory 92-90. However their fans expected much easier game. The former international guard Stalin Ortiz (190-81, college: Valparaiso) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. American guard Dermaine Crockrell (1...   [read more]

Eleutherio Renteria claims Colombian Liga DirecTV weekly honour - 2 days ago
Experienced Former international Swingman Eleutherio Renteria (194-G/F-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for Cimarrones and that's him to receive a Player of the Week award for round 25. The 36-year old swingman had the game-high 26 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Cimarrones in his team's victory, helping them to beat Condores (#4, 12-14) 109-102. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Cimarrones maintains the 3rd position...   [read more]

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