March 24, 2018 - Semifinals, Game 2 MVP: Scottie Wilbekin, Darussafaka Istanbul
Istanbul made it to the 7DAYS EuroCup Finals for the first time in club
history as superstar guard Scottie Wilbekin earned the MVP honor for
semifinals Game 2 on Friday with a one-of-kind performance. Wilbekin's
41 points and 10 three-pointers set competition records for
non-overtime games. He added 5 assists and 2 steals for a PIR of 44,
the third-best in semifinals history. Most important, Wilbekin's
efforts led Darussafaka to an 83-87 road win that was good enough to
sweep FC Bayern Munich in their best-of-three semifinal series. Between
points and assists, Wilbekin accounted for 48 of Darussafaka's 87
points. Mardy Collins of still-undefeated Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
reached a season-high PIR of 31 in his team's win against Grissin Bon
Reggio Emilia. Collins had a season-high 22 points on 9-of-12
two-points shots, adding 8 rebounds, 3 assists, a steal and 7 fouls
drawn. His teammate Frank Elegar had 19 points on 8-of-9 two-point
shots, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks for a PIR of 25. Read more here.
March 23, 2018 - Game 2
Home-court advantage prevailed in Game 1 of the
7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals, in which Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and
Darussafaka Istanbul registered respective wins. The next win will send
either of the teams to the EuroCup Finals, but Grissin Bon Reggio
Emilia and FC Bayern Munich will host Game 2 in do-or-die situations.
Get ready for some more exciting basketball! Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 2:
FC Bayern Munich vs. Darussafaka Istanbul 83-87
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 69-79
March 21, 2018 - Semifinals Game 1 MVP: Micheal Eric, Darussafaka Istanbul
7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals started with a bang when Darussafaka Istanbul
roared back from 23 points behind to win its opening game with FC
Bayern Munich on the buzzer and jump ahead in the best-of-three series.
The main engine behind that reaction was Micheal Eric, who earned MVP
honors. Eric posted career highs of 18 points, 11 rebounds and a
performance index rating of 30, which was 10 times his PIR total in the
Darussafaka’s two quarterfinal games. It was also the third
double-double in his two EuroCup seasons. Eric’s 6 offensive boards
matched the second most in a semis game this decade. Eric's teammate
Scottie Wilbekin had the second highest PIR of the opening night with
23, which included 24 points, 7 assists and 8 fouls drawn. Completing
the top individual performances for Game 1, three players tied with a
PIR of 20 each: Frank Elegar of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, Jared
Cunningham of FC Bayern Munich and Jalen Reynolds of Grissin Bon Reggio
Emilia. Read more here.
March 19, 2018 - Game 1
The 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals tip off on Tuesday with
four confident squads still standing, knowing that they could be a
close as four wins from raising the trophy. However, there will be a
price to pay for the ultimate winner, which will have to go through two
other tough and talented squads to get there. Congratulations to the
four semifinalists on reaching this stage. Now the action continues.
Read more here.
Here is the schedule for Game 1:
Darussafaka Istanbul vs. FC Bayern Munich 76-74
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 82-65