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Home - EuroCup 2017-18 Finals

  EuroCup 2017-18 Finals

April 13, 2018 - Darussafaka takes 7DAYS EuroCup title with sweep!

Scottie Wilbekin - Darussafaka Istanbul - EuroCup Finals 2018 - EC17

Darussafaka Istanbul is the new 7DAYS EuroCup champion and is heading next to the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague! Darussafaka ended a half-century drought without trophies by winning Game 2 of the finals 67-59 over visiting Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar on Friday before an amazing crowd at Volkswagen Arena. The victory gave the new champions a 2-0 sweep of the series after Darussafaka had won Game 1 in Krasnodar on Tuesday by rallying for an overtime victory that ended Lokomotiv's record 20-game perfect start to the season. Scottie Wilbekin scored 19 points in the first half alone on in Game 2 on Friday and finished with 28. Lokomotiv tied 33-33 just before Wilbekin and Kartal Ozmizrak hit three-pointers in the first half's final minute to give Darussafaka a lead that would stretch to 49-37 midway through the third quarter and 55-45 when it ended. It was still a double-digit difference, 58-48, with 5 minutes left. Lokomotiv got within 58-54, but Wilbekin stepped up with a huge triple with 2 minutes left that sealed the deal and the title. Read more here.

April 11, 2018 - Game 1 MVP: Will Cummings, Darussafaka Istanbul

After his most-productive individual effort in his team’s most-important game of the season, Will Cummings of Darussafaka Istanbul captured the title of MVP for Game 1 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals. After spending much of the season in a reserve role behind EuroCup MVP Scottie Wilbekin, Cummings stepped into the spotlight on Tuesday with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals to lead Darussafaka to a 78-81 overtime road win over Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Cummings's performance index rating of 25 was a personal best and the highest of any player on either team in Game 1. He was at his best after the break, with 16 points, 6 boards and 3 steals over the game's final 25 minutes and was responsible for his team's blazing start to overtime with 4 points, 2 steals and an assist in a 1-6 tear. Wilbekin scored 24 points and dished 5 assists for an index rating of 23, while Lokomotiv's Dmitry Kulagin recorded 18 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for an index rating of 24 in defeat. Read more here.

April 9, 2018 - Game 1

The 2017-18 EuroCup comes to an end with a best-of-three final series between Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Darussafaka Istanbul from which the winner will not only take the trophy, but also the right to play in the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Lokomotiv is the first team to arrive to the Finals undefeated – 20 wins in 20 games – and will have the home-court advantage in the series, which starts with Game 1 at Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia, on Tuesday, April 10. The series will move to Istanbul, Turkey, as Darussafaka hosts Game 2 at Volkswagen Arena on Friday, April 13. Unless one of them wins both of the first two games in the series, Lokomotiv will host a do-or-die Game 3 for EuroCup glory on Monday, April 19. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Darussafaka Istanbul 78-81

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