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  Eurocup 2016-17 Quarterfinals



March 9, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup, Quarterfinals Game 3 MVP: Bojan Dubljevic, Valencia Basket

bojan dubljevicThe quarterfinals round endde on Wednesday night with two games that saw both Spanish squades, Valencia Basket and Unicaja Malaga, advance to the semifinals where they will meet Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar respectively. The hero of the night for Valencia was big man Bojan Dubljevic, who racked up a 26 performance index rating to become MVP of the week. Dubljevic netted 16 points, pulled 11 rebounds, doshed 2 assists and had 3 steals to lead his team in the decicive win against Khimki Moscow Region. Following him this week was Unicaja's Dejan Musli with a PIR of 22. Musli scored 16 points, pulled 4 boards and drew 9 fouls to lead his team in a decisive road win that was worth a semifinals ticket. Completing the top individual performances of the week were Nemanja Nedovic of Unicaja and Luke Sikma of Valencia with PIR 21 each. Read more here.





March 8, 2017 - Game 3

A pair of teams who saw their long winning streaks snapped in Game 2 on Friday look to bounce back on their home floors in the do-or-die third games of their respective best-of-three 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals series. Both games are set to be played on Wednesday, with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem looking on, after already having punched their semifinals tickets. FC Bayern Munich hosts Unicaja Malaga in winner-take-all Game 3 of their series, with the winner set to face Lokomotiv in the semifinals. Unicaja stayed alive with an 82-67 win in Game 2 on Friday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 3:

B

FC Bayern Munich vs. Unicaja Malaga 69-74

D

Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region 92-76






March 5, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup, Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region

alexey shvedIn Game 2 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals on Friday, there were two road victors who punched their tickets to semifinals, and a pair of teams triumphing at home and forcing a deciding Game 3 next week. Alexey Shved helped make Khimki Moscow Region one of those two survivors by coming close to a triple-double while leading his team to a blowout 98-74 win over Valencia Basket. Shved posted 17 points – making 5 of 10 two-point shots and 2 of 8 three-pointers – dished 11 assists, and pulled down 8 rebounds. He also had a steal and 4 fouls drawn to amass a performance index rating of 22, the highest of any player on a winning team in quarterfinals Game 2. The highest index rating in Game 2 belonged to Stefan Markovic of Zenit St. Petersburg, who had PIR of 23 in 77-88 loss to Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Read more here.





March 3, 2017 - Game 2

After Game 1 was dominated and swept by home teams on Tuesday, the best-of-three 7 DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals series now change venues for Game 2 on Friday. Each of the new hosts on Friday need a victory to survive and force a deciding Game 3, while any or all of the four road teams can punch their tickets to the Eurocup Semifinals with another victory. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 2:

A

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 77-88

B

Unicaja Malaga vs. FC Bayern Munich 82-67

C

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 79-85

D

Khimki Moscow Region vs. Valencia Basket 98-74






March 1, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals, Game 1 MVP: Fernando San Emeterio, Valencia Basket

fernando san emeterioThe 7DAYS EuroCup Quarterfinals started with a bang this week as the opening games of the best-of-three series saw all home teams get wins. One of them, Valencia Basket, triumphed 88-82 against visiting Khimki Moscow Region in a re-match of the 2012 final. Valencia was led by Fernando San Emeterio, whose performance index rating of 29 earned him the MVP honor for Game 1 of the quarterfinals. San Emeterio, whose PIR was a career-best for him in the EuroCup, paced Valencia with 17 points. He added two more personal bests with 8 rebounds and 5 assists while also drawing 8 fouls for a great all-around performance. San Emeterio made 5 of 7 two-point shots and 4 of 4 free throws. Following him in Game 1, on the other side of the same court, was Khimki's Alexey Shved, with a PIR of 24 thanks to his 24 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals. Read more here.





February 28, 2017 - Game 1

The 7DAYS EuroCup reaches its most decisive stages of the 2016-17 season as three-way playoffs series will be played until there is one team left standing with the trophy. The action starts on Tuesday with Game 1 of the quarterfinals in four series: Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Zenit St. Petersburg, FC Bayern Munich vs. Unicaja Malaga and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas.

Here is the schedule for Game 1:

A

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Zenit St Petersburg 75-52

B

FC Bayern Munich vs. Unicaja Malaga 91-82

C

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas 87-67

D

Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region 88-82






February 27, 2017 - Series Breakdown

Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas

Group G winner Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and its quarterfinals opponent Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas have so much in common. They are experienced teams designed to go deep this season and both enjoy distinct home-court advantages. But only one of them can reach the EuroCup semifinals! Both Jerusalem and Gran Canaria have rosters that were built to challenge for the EuroCup crown this season. They each have deep, veteran rosters with players that have been on the big stage before. Hapoel has a two-time Euroleague champ (Yotam Halperin), three players with EuroLeague Final Four experience (Lior Eliyahu, Halperin, Malik Hairston), a reigning EuroCup champ (Curtis Jerrells) and a six-time NBA All-Star (Amar’e Stoudemire). Gran Canaria features four players (Richard Hendrix, Bo McCalebb, Darko Planinic and Xavi Rabaseda) who have played the EuroLeague Final Four, a pair (Pablo Aguilar and Hendrix) of former EuroCup champs and of course four players (Eulis Baez, Kyle Kuric, Albert Oliver and Oriol Pauli) that remain from Gran Canaria’s trip to the 2015 EuroCup finals. With so much experience, there will be no meltdown in this series. Read more here.

FC Bayern Munich vs. Unicaja Malaga

FC Bayern Munich and Unicaja Malaga enter the 7DAYs EuroCup quarterfinals having gone through very different journeys so far and having already played each other twice, with both victories going to the Germany powerhouse, which also holds home-court advantage in this best-of-three series. FC Bayern Munich and Unicaja Malaga enter their 7DAYs EuroCup quarterfinals series having gone through very different journeys so far. Unicaja has lost three of its last four games and now has a 7-7 record this season. Meanwhile, Bayern went through the Top 16 undefeated and has won nine EuroCup games in a row. It has lost only two games – both against Zenit St. Petersburg – this season. The two have already met in regular season Group C, with Bayern sweeping Unicaja by winning 72-69 on its home floor and beating its opponents in Malaga 62-74. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Zenit St Petersburg

What an enticing clash it will be when fellow Russian clubs Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Zenit St. Petersburg meet for the first time in continental action in the EuroCup Quarterfinals! It’s great offense versus great defense with only one advancing to the semis. It’s an all-Russian derby in which Lokomotiv and Zenit not only know each other well, but have in common that both clubs have changed locations in recent years. Lokomotiv settled in Krasnodar in 2009, after playing some 300 kilometers north in Rostov-on-Don for six years, after which the club rebranded as Lokomotiv Kuban. On the other hand, Zenit moved to St. Petersburg in 2014-15, after previously being known as Triumphy Lyubertsy. Read more here.

Valencia Basket vs. Khimki Moscow Region

Valencia Basket and Khimki Moscow Region meet again in the 7DAYs EuroCup quarterfinals. Valencia is 13-1 in the EuroCup this season and has won its last 12 games, but Khimki has collected four road wins thus far. Valencia holds the home-court advantage for this best-of-three series. It is safe to say that Valencia Basket versus Khimki Moscow Region is the ultimate EuroCup showdown. Not only do the two teams combine for five titles, they have met many times on their respective paths to glory, too. Khimki downed Valencia 73-76 in the 2008-09 EuroCup Quarterfinals behind 15 points from Mike Wilkinson. Khimki also beat Valencia 77-68 in the 2012 championship game to claim its first-ever EuroCup title as Zoran Planinic earned MVP honors. Read more here.





February 27, 2017 - A field loaded with tradition

The 7DAYS EuroCup playoffs, which begin next week, could crown a number of previous champions or a brand-new one, but in either case the playoffs will be loaded with tradition. The new format that introduces best-of-three series throughout the playoffs brings an added element of excitement on the road to determine the champion, a road that will see some of the best teams in competition history battling hard. From a historical perspective, the EuroCup quarterfinals have four previous champions and one former runner-up. Valencia Basket, Khimki Moscow Region, Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar have all done in the past what the eight quarterfinal teams dream of doing this season – win it all. Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas came close two seasons ago when it played in the finals. Read more here.




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