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  Eurocup season 2011 / 2012 Finals

April 15, 2012 - Final game

BC Khimki is 2012 Eurocup champion!

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BC Khimki Moscow Region won the Eurocup for the first time in club history on Sunday by downing Valencia Basket 77-68 in a thrilling final at Basketball Center of Moscow Region. Zoran Planinic was named Eurocup Finals MVP after amassing 19 points and 4 assists in 24 minutes for Khimki, which also secured a return ticket to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the 2012-13 season. Khimki grabbed an early lead and then rode the red-hot Zoran Planinic to a 37-30 halftime lead. The duo of Serhiy Lishchuk and Nik Caner-Medley combined for all but 1 points in Valencia’s 2-13 third-quarter run, which put the visitors ahead 43-45. The teams then battled back and forth and arrived to the closing minutes even at 66-66 after a Caner-Medely three-pointer with 2:13 left. But Vitaly Fridzon answered with a huge three and Chris Quinn tacked on 4 free throws, while Valencia turned it over twice, all of which allowed Khimki to grab the win. Read more here.

BC Khimki vs. Valencia Basket 77:68 - Stats

April 15, 2012 - All-Eurocup First Team players receive trophies

all eurocup team 2011 12On Sunday in between the third-place and championship games at the Eurocup Finals in Khimki, Russia, the members of the All-Eurocup First Team were honored on the court. The full compliment of 2011-12 Eurocup award winners joined together to receive their trophies for Euroleague Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu. Eurocup MVP Patrick Beverley of Spartak St. Petersburg, Coach of the Year Jure Zdovc of St. Petersburg and Rising Star Award winner Jonas Valanciunas of Lietuvos Rytas all received their trophies. Read more here.

April 15, 2012 - Third-place game

aleksandar rasicLietuvos Rytas led from start to finish in beating Spartak St. Petersburg 71-62 to finish the 2011-12 Eurocup season in third place. Ronnie Seibutis scored 21 and Jonas Valanciunas posted a double-double as Rytas controlled the paint and outrebounded Spartak 38-25. The winners started hot from downtown and finished 8 of 15 from behind the arc, while Spartak never found its groove. A pair of Seibutis threes made it 15-5 midway through the opening quarter and Rytas cruised the rest of the way. The lead peaked at 19 in the second quarter, but Spartak rallied late to get within 4. However Steponas Babrauskas stepped up when needed and Rytas regained control en route to the victory. Seibutis went 4 for 6 from behind the arc and 9 for 10 from the line in addition to 4 assists for the winners. Read more here.

Lietuvos Rytas vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 71:62 - Stats

April 14, 2012 - Eurocup Finals, Semifinals

BC Khimki 77 - 73 Spartak St. Petersburg

zoran planinicB.C. Khimki Moscow Region has made it to the Eurocup finals! Khimki managed to make it to the title game for the second time in club history by edging Spartak St. Petersburg 77-73 in the second semifinal on Saturday night. Khimki now has the chance to battle for its first Eurocup title against two-time champion Valencia Basket. The winner will also earn the right to play in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Spartak will try to bounce back right away in the third place game against Lietuvos Rytas. Vitaliy Frizon led the winners with 16 points. Kresimir Loncar added 13 and 9 rebounds, Zoran Planinic had 12 points while Thomas Kelati got 10 for Khimki. Patrick Beverley and Yotam Halperin led Spartak with 15 points apiece. Valery Likhodey added 12 while Vladimir Dragicevic got 10 for Spartak. Read more here.

Valencia Basket 80 - 70 Lietuvos Rytas

valencia basketValencia Basket has reached the Eurocup title game! Valencia became the first team to advance to the Eurocup final by downing Lietuvos Rytas 80-70 in the first semifinal in Khimki, Russia on Saturday. Valencia kept the chance to become the first team to get a third Eurocup title after winning the competition in 2003 and 2010. Meanwhile, L. Rytas lost the chance to get to the Eurocup final for the fourth time in club history. Brad Newley and Nik Caner-Medley led the winners with 12 points. Vitor Faverani, Victor Claver and Nando De Colo each added 10 for Valencia. Steponas Babrauskas led L. Rytas with 21 points - his new Eurocup career-high. Read more here.

Valencia Basket vs. Lietuvos Rytas 80:70 - Stats
BC Khimki vs. Spartak St. Petersburg 77:73 - Stats

April 13, 2012 - Eurocup Finals: Official press conference

The first official event of the Eurocup Finals took place on Friday at Khimki Arena in Moscow Region, Russia, as representatives of all four teams, the local organizers and sponsors, as well as TV partner Eurosport met with the media. The press conference launched a weekend of basketball fever in Khimki that will culminate on Sunday with the crowning of the 2011-12 Eurocup champion. Here are the comments of the press conference participants. Read more here.

April 13, 2012 - Eurocup Finals weekend starts today!

2012 eurocup finalsKhimki Moscow Region is gearing up for the first official events of the Eurocup Finals on Friday, with all four participating teams arriving for a tipoff press conference at noon local time to be followed later in the day by a quadruple practice session and media availability. The first team to arrive to the headquarters hotel was the one with the longest trip, Valencia Basket of Spain, which flew in on Thursday evening and quickly got a feel for the court at the Basketball Center of Moscow Region with a two-hour practice. The other two non-local teams, Lietuvos Rytas of Lithuania and Spartak St. Petersburg of Russia, are arriving early Friday, while the host team, B.C. Khimki Moscow Region, will join the others at the headquarters hotel on Saturday morning. Read more here.

April 9, 2012 - Road to the Eurocup Finals: BC Khimki Moscow Region

bc khimkiBC Khimki, host of the 2012 Eurocup Finals, faces a dream scenario as it welcomes the elite of the competition to Moscow Region for the 10th anniversary of the second-biggest event in continental basketball. At the same time that Khimki the club is poised to show guests a great weekend of spirited basketball camaraderie, the team is ready for the opportunity to win its first European trophy at home. That Khimki has not won any continental trophy already is not for lack of ambition or effort. Indeed, this will be Khimki's third chance already at a continental trophy and its second run at the Eurocup title, an impressive accomplishment for a club founded so recently as 1997. Read more here.

April 8, 2012 - Road to the Eurocup Finals: Lietuvos Rytas

lietuvos rytasThe first club to win the Eurocup twice, Lietuvos Rytas of Lithuania, returns to the finals with the goal of again earning the right to play in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season. Rytas set standards of excellence in the Eurocup by conquering the 2005 and 2009 titles, but is now just as hungry to be become the first club to lift the Eurocup trophy three times. Lietuvos Rytas has existed only since 1997, but in the short time since then has become a European powerhouse. Since the start of the new millennium, Rytas has tallied five Lithuanian League titles, three Lithuanian Cups and as many Baltic League crowns. In 2005, Rytas won its first Eurocup title by downing Alfa Makedonikos 78-74 as Eurocup Final MVP Robertas Javtokas, Simas Jasaitis and Tyrone Nesby combined for 46 points. Read more here.

April 7, 2012 - Road to the Eurocup Finals: Spartak St. Petersburg

spartak st petersburgAlthough a relative newcomer to Eurocup action, Spartak St. Petersburg is one of Europe's oldest basketball clubs, endowed with great tradition as well as talented players with success in the Eurocup and Euroleague. Founded in 1935, Spartak competed in the Soviet Union championship in 1937 and overcame years of obscurity to return to the competition in 1958. It remained in that country's first division from 1960 until the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Spartak enjoyed its golden age in the 1970s, starting with a third-place finish in the 1969 Soviet championship led by superstar Aleksandar Belov. Read more here.

April 6, 2012 - Road to the Eurocup Finals: Valencia Basket

valencia basketTwo-time champion Valencia Basket has both history and recent form on its side as it aims for more glory in the Eurocup Finals. The inaugural winners of the trophy back in 2003, the Spanish club seems to always be a Eurocup contender after making the semifinals in 2005 and back-to-back trips to the Final Eight in 2008 and 2009, all on the way to a second triumph in 2010. After a year away from this event, Valencia is back and hungry for more. Founded in 1986, the club quickly established a reputation as a mainstay in the Spanish League – with a diehard fan base to match. Read more here.

April 6, 2012 - 2011-12 Eurocup MVP: Patrick Beverley, Spartak St. Petersburg

patrick beverleyEuroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that Patrick Beverley of Spartak St. Petersburg has been selected as the Eurocup MVP for the 2011-12 season. Beverley, 23, has dominated throughout the season to lead his team to the best record and a spot in the Eurocup Finals. He has seemingly done it all for Spartak, leading the team in scoring, steals and performance index rating and placing second in rebounds, assists and three-pointers made for a team that led the competition in defense and a lost only one game. In fact, his 2 steals per game led the Eurocup, he was tied for second in index rating and at just 1.85 meters, Beverley was the shortest player in the competition to average more than 4 rebounds per game. Read more here.

April 5, 2012 - 2011-12 All-Eurocup First Team

2011 12 all eurocup first teamThe road to the 2012 Eurocup Finals featured 152 games played until now and before a new champion of the competition is crowned, Euroleague Basketball has chosen 10 deserving stars to make up the All-Eurocup first and second teams for the 2011-12 season. Headlining the first team is Valencia Basket power forward Nik Caner-Medley, who was an All-Eurocup second team selection last season, too. Caner-Medley was chosen to the All-Eurocup second team when he played for Asefa Estudiantes last season. Joining him as All-Eurocup first team choices are guards Patrick Beverley of Spartak St. Petersburg and Zoran Planinic of BC Khimki and two Lietuvos Rytas players, small forward Ronnie Seibutis and center Jonas Valanciunas. Read more here.

April 4, 2012 - 2011-12 All-Eurocup Second Team

2011 12 all eurocup second teamThe road to the 2012 Eurocup Finals featured 152 games played and before a new champion of the competition is crowned, Euroleague Basketball has chosen 10 deserving stars to make up the All-Eurocup first and second teams for the 2011-12 season. Headlining the second team is Yotam Halperin, who led Spartak St. Petersburg to the Eurocup Finals. Joining him as All-Eurocup second team choices are Ramel Curry of BC Donetsk, Pavel Pumprla of CEZ Nymburk, Jeremiah Massey of Lokomotiv Kuban and Bojan Dubljevic of KK Buducnost Voli, who led their respective teams to the quarterfinals. Read more here.

April 3, 2012 - 2012 Eurocup Finals referees, commissioners announced

eurocup finals 2012Some of European basketball’s most experienced officials will work the games of the 2012 Eurocup Finals in Khimki, Russia on April 14 and 15. The list of referees and commissioners for those games has been released by the organization and features a mix of experience and youth. Five of the eight referees selected have previously officiated at the Euroleague Final Four, the Eurocup Finals or both. The full list of referees includes Matej Boltauzer (Slovenia), Guerrino Cerebuch (Italy), Christos Christodoulou (Greece), Juan Carlos Garcia Gonzalez (Spain), Milivoje Jovcic (Serbia), Rustu Nuran (Turkey), Tasos Piloidis (Greece) and Eddie Viator (France). Read more here.

April 2, 2012 - 2011-12 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Jure Zdovc, Spartak St. Petersburg

jure zdovcEuroleague Basketball is honored to announce that Jure Zdovc of Spartak St. Petersburg, who took his team all the way from the qualifying round to the finals, has been chosen as the 2011-12 Eurocup Coach of the Year. In his first season on Spartak's bench, Zdovc has led the club to the Eurocup Finals in Khimki, Russia on April 14 and 15, with the chance to lift its first continental trophy since 1975. Spartak had a near-perfect Eurocup season, sweeping its qualifying-round series and winning its regular season and Last 16 groups, losing just one game out of 14. Spartak went on to finish the job by becoming the first team to sweep its two-game quarterfinals series, reaching the finals with a superb 15-1 record since the start of the qualifying rounds. Zdovc has been able to put together a team in which everyone has played a key role throughout the season. Read more here.

March 29, 2012 - Meet the Eurocup finalists!


2010 Eurocup champion Valencia Basket aims to become the first three-time winner of the competition when it comes to Khimki for the 2012 Eurocup Finals. And the club surely knows what it takes to achieve Eurocup glory with five members of that squad still wearing the club’s colors.

Two-time Eurocup champion Lietuvos Rytas will try to become the first club to win the competition on three occasions when it lands in Khimki for the 2012 Eurocup Finals. Rytas most recently won the 2009 crown by defeating fellow 2012 semifinalist BC Khimki in the title game, although only two players – swingmen Arturas Jomantas and Steponas Babrauskas – remain from that team.


Spartak St. Petersburg has the chance to win its first continental title since 1975. On a near-perfect march to the Finals, Spartak swept its Qualifying Round series against Etha Engomis and won its first 11 games to win its regular season and Top 16 groups. Once in the Quarterfinals, Spartak was the only team to sweep its two-game series, downing CEZ Nymburk twice to seal its ticket to the Finals.

BC Khimki returns to the Eurocup Finals and may be the most motivated team there due to the fact that the games are taking place at the team’s home court, the Basketball Center of Moscow Region. Khimki reached the Eurocup title game in 2009 – its last season playing Europe’s penultimate competition.

Read more here.

March 28, 2012 - Eurocup Finals matchups clarification

In order to avoid any misunderstanding because of a mistake in the Format section of www.eurocupbasketball.net Euroleague Basketball would like to clarify that the Eurocup Finals 2012 Khimki matchups as stated in the Eurocup official By-Laws are:

Semifinal A: Valencia Basket - Lietuvos Rytas
Semifinal B: BC Spartak St. Petersburg - BC Khimki Moscow Region

 Euroleague Basketball would like to apologize for the misunderstanding but would also like to point out that the correct matchups are the ones appearing in the Eurocup official By–Laws that were approved during this summer and sent to all participating clubs before the beginning of the season.

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