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  Euroleague season 2012 / 2013 Playoffs




April 13, 2013 - Playoffs Game 2 bwin MVP: Viktor Khryapa, CSKA Moscow

viktor khryapaViktor Khryapa pieced together another impressive all-around performance Friday in leading CSKA Moscow to a 90-68 rout of Caja Laboral and a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoffs series. Khryapa’s strong stat line also resulted in him winning Playoffs Game 2 bwin MVP honors and in becoming the fifth CSKA player to claim bwin MVP honors this season, joining Sonny Weems, Milos Teodosic, Nenad Krstic and Sasha Kaun. Khryapa compiled a performance index rating of 25, which was the best among the 81 players to take the floor in Game 2 of the playoffs. Khryapa compiled 9 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and a block in just 25 minutes for the Russian champs. Real Madrid hero Sergio Llull just missed sharing the top spot with Khryapa after posting a 24 index in a 75-63 victory over Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Read more here.





April 12, 2013 - Game 2

Real Madrid 75 - 63 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

sergio llullReal Madrid took a 2-0 lead in its Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series with Maccabi Tel Aviv by collecting a 75-63 victory at the Community of Madrid Sports Palace in Game 2 on Friday. Sergio Llull nailed 6 three-pointers en route to scoring a career high 26 points to lead Madrid, while Jaycee Carroll added 3 triples for 14 points and Nikola Mirotic chipped in with 10 points in the win. David Logan came off the bench for 19 points for Maccabi, which will look to stay alive as it hosts Game 3 in Israel on Tuesday. Shawn James collected 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks while Ricky Hickman and Nik Caner-Medley both scored 10 points in the defeat. Madrid never trailed, racing out to a 16-6 start and never letting up. Maccabi managed to keep the deficit in a respectable range much of the night, but was never able to mount a threatening run. Read more here.

Olympiacos Piraeus 71 - 53 Anadolu Efes

vassilis spanoulisReigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus moved within one victory from returning to the Final Four after routing Anadolu Efes Istanbul 71-53 at Peace and Friendship Stadium on Friday night. Olympiacos now holds a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoffs series, which moves to Istanbul for Game 3 – and if necessary Game 4 – next week. A potential decisive Game 5 would be played again in Piraeus. After falling behind early, with some stingy defense and with Vassilis Spanoulis leading the way, the Reds went on a 28-8 charge to take 35-26 halftime lead. Olympiacos never looked back, and sealed the deal with a 13-1 run bridging the third and fourth quarters. Spanoulis led the way with 15 points and 8 assists. Kyle Hines scored 12 points, Pero Antic collected 11 points plus 7 rebounds, and Stratos Perperoglou contributed with 8 points plus 6 rebounds. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow 90 - 68 Caja Laboral Vitoria


nenad krsticCSKA Moscow struggled in the first quarter, but when it got going, the Russian champs put the game away. CSKA dominated Caja Laboral Vitoria 90-65 in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoffs series Friday at Alexander Gomelskiy CSKA Universal Sports Hall in the Russian capital. The hosts scored almost as will, making 31 of 43 two-point shots. The hosts also dominated the boards 35-24. Sasha Kaun, Nenad Krstic and Zoran Erceg all scored 16 to lead the winners. Milos Teodosic added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists, while Vladimir Micov netted 11 and Viktor Khryapa tallied 9 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Maciej Lampe, who missed the entire second quarter with foul trouble, led the Caja Laboral attack with 19 points. Fernando San Emeterio scored 13 and Fabien Causeur 12. Read more here.


April 11, 2013

Barcelona Regal 65 - 66 Panathinaikos Athens

dimitris diamantidisDimitris Diamantidis and Stephane Lasme came through with the game on the line to lift Panathinaikos to a series-tying 65-66 victory over Barcelona Regal on Thursday night at Palau Blaugrana. Former MVP Diamantidis nailed a go-ahead three-pointer with 8.4 seconds remaining and Lasme rejected scoring king Juan Carlos Navarro’s runner in the final seconds as the Greens squared the best-of-five series at 1-1. Action resumes in the Greek capital next week. James Gist paced Panathinaikos with 14 points and 7 rebounds, Michael Bramos followed with 13 points, Diamantidis scored 10 and Lasme tallied 9 points, 7 boards and three blocks as the Greens snapped Barcelona’s 12-game winning streak. Navarro led the hosts with 20 points and teenage sensation Alex Abrines netted 10. The game went back and forth early. Read more here.





April 11, 2013 - Playoffs, Game 2: Double or nothing!!

vassilis spanoulisAfter a pretty quick turnaround, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs resume with Game 2 in one series on Thursday and three more Friday. The games are a mere 48 hours after the openers, all of which were won by the home teams. The second games in the best-of-five series are crucial for all. Another victory for the homes teams puts them up 2-0, needing just one win to advance to next month’s Final Four in London, although Game 3 – and, if necessary, Game 4 – is played on the other team’s home floor. On the flip side, any visiting team that wins Game 2 not only evens the series, by steals home-court advantage! Thursday features a Game of the Week broadcast of Barcelona Regal against Panathinaikos Athens at 20:45 CEST. Game 1 was a thriller for the ages, only decided after overtime. How will the extended minutes played by older stars like Juan Carlos Navarro and Sarunas Jasikevicius of Barca and Dimitris Diamantidis of Panathinaikos affect them? Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 2 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs:

PLAYOFF A

CSKA Moscow vs. Caja Laboral Vitoria 90:68

PLAYOFF B

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Anadolu Efes 71:53


PLAYOFF C

FC Barcelona Regal vs. Panathinaikos Athens 65:66


PLAYOFF D

Real Madrid vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 75:63





April 10, 2013 - Playoffs Game 1 bwin MVP: Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid

rudy fernandezRudy Fernandez was the star of the night for Real Madrid as it pounded Maccabi Electra 79-53 in the most lopsided of the four Game 1s to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs. And when the buzzer sounded, he was also the bwin MVP for Game 1 of the playoffs with a performance index rating of 22 – the best of all 94 players to suit up for playoffs openers. Rudy scored 15 points by making 4 of 5 two-point shots, 2 of 5 from downtown and splitting a pair of free throws. He added 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 5 fouls drawn and a few highlights to boot in lifting Los Blancos. Four more players tied for the next best index rating with 20: Nenad Krstic of CSKA Moscow, Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos Piraeus and Semih Erden and Kerem Gonlum, both from Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.





April 9, 2013 - Game 1

Real Madrid 79 - 53 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

rudy fernandezReal Madrid thoroughly dominated the final three quarters to beat visiting Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 79-53 in the opening game of their best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs series on Wednesday night at the Community of Madrid Sports Palace in the Spanish capital. Rudy Fernandez scored 15 points and Sergio Rodriguez tallied 10 points and 10 assists to lead the winners, who also host Game 2 on Friday. Madrid outrebounded Maccabi, 44-28 – including 17 offensive rebounds, made 11 three-pointers at 50% - compared to 4 at 22.2% for the visitors, and its bench outscored Maccabi’s 33-16. Maccabi raced out to a surprising 12-point lead after a Sylven Landesberg tripled early in the second quarter, but it was all Madrid the rest of the way. The hosts finished the half on a 24-1 tear, led 38-27 at halftime and never let up, pushing the lead to 29 in the closing minutes of an impressive win. Read more here.

Olympiacos Piraeus 67 - 62 Anadolu Efes

georgios printezisReigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus pulled out a dramatic 67-62 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Wednesday in the opening game of their best-of-five playoff series. Olympiacos also hosts Game 2 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Friday night before the series moves to Istanbul next week. In a game that did not feature a double-digit lead, Georgios Printezis sparked a 7-0 run near the end of the third quarter for Olympiacos to take the lead for good. But the visitors hung around, cut it to 65-62 with 50 seconds to go and relied on their defense to get the shot at overtime. However, Kyle Hines came away with an offensive rebound and secured a win for Olympiacos. Printezis led in victory with a career-high of 26 points on 4-for-7 three-point shooting, while Vassilis Spanoulis had 9 points, 8 assists plus 6 rebounds for the winners. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow 89 - 78 Caja Laboral Vitoria

sonny weemsCSKA Moscow struck first in its best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs series by downing Caja Laboral Vitoria 89-78 in Game 1 on Wednesday. CSKA, which hosts Game 2 on Friday, raised its all-time playoffs home record to 12-1. Laboral can only afford one more loss and will try to avoid a 2-0 deficit, which no team has been able to overcome in Euroleague history. Sonny Weems paced the winners with 19 points. Milos Teodosic added 17, while Nenad Krstic and Sasha Kaun each had 16 for CSKA. Fabien Causeur led Vitoria with 17 points on 8-of-8 two-point shooting. Andres Nocioni added 16 points and 9 rebounds, Maciej Lampe scored 12 points and Milko Bjelica 10 for the guests. Teodosic shined early as Zoran Erceg and Viktor Khryapa combined for the points in a 7-0 run that gave CSKA a 15-6 margin, enough for the hosts to keep a 26-19 lead after 10 minutes.

Barcelona Regal 72 - 70 Panathinaikos Athens


juan carlos navarroIn a tense thriller that either team could have won twice, FC Barcelona Regal survived a tough challenge on its own court to defeat Panathinaikos Athens 72-70 in overtime Tuesday in the opening game of their best-of-five playoff series. Barcelona, which extended its Euroleague winning streak to 13 games, also hosts Game 2 at Palau Blaugrana on Thursday. Juan Carlos Navarro's three-pointer with 2 minutes left in overtime proved the game-winner as Barcelona rallied from 6 points behind with under 6 minutes left in the fourth quarter to avoid defeat. Navarro led the winners with 14 points, hitting 4 of 10 three-pointers, while Victor Sada rallied Barcelona with all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime. Ante Tomic had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, plus a huge block late in overtime, while Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 11 and dished 5 assists. Read more here.





April 9, 2013 - Playoffs, Game 1: The Road to London continues!

marcelinho huertasFresh off an exciting Top 16, the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague enters its most decisive stages when four best-of-five playoff series open on Tuesday and Wednesday. The winners of each series will reach the Final Four in London from May 10 to 12, but first, there's a lot of dramatic basketball to be played. The playoffs have a 2-2-1 format: the team with home-court advantage hosts Game 1 and 2, plays on the road in Games 3 and - if needed - in Game 4, but if Game 5 is required, would go back home to play in front of its fans. Game 1 winners have advanced to the Final Four 26 out of 32 times since playoffs became part of the competition format in 2004-05. However, six of the teams in this year's playoffs - all except Olympiacos and Real Madrid - have been able to lose an opening game and still make the Final Four in the past. It all starts in Barcelona, Spain, where FC Barcelona Regal faces Panathinaikos Athens on Tuesday at 20:00 CET. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 1 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs:

PLAYOFF A

CSKA Moscow vs. Caja Laboral Vitoria 89:78

PLAYOFF B

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Anadolu Efes 67:62


PLAYOFF C

FC Barcelona Regal vs. Panathinaikos 72:70


PLAYOFF D

Real Madrid vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 79:53





April 5, 2013

Playoff A, analysis: CSKA Moscow vs. Caja Laboral

Russian champion CSKA Moscow enters the playoffs on a six-game winning streak and as the Top 16 Group E champion. A year after reaching the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title game last season, the club has been among the competition’s toughest teams this year under the tutelage of Coach Ettore Messina, back for his second stint with CSKA. The squad recorded the second-best average performance index rating in the league and was the top three-point shooting team. Claiming the home-court advantage for the playoffs is of great significance for CSKA; it is 20-2 in the Russian capital over the past two seasons. Read more here.

Playoff B, analysis: Olympiacos vs. Anadolu Efes

The reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions proved their toughness once again in the Top 16. Olympiacos Piraeus won straight five road games en route to a 9-5 record and second place in Group F. The team claimed home-court advantage in the playoffs, which is significant. The Reds target their fourth Final Four appearance in five seasons. During that run, Olympiacos is 7-1 in playoff home games. Although this is the first year for head coach Georgios Bartzokas, he has nine active players from the 2012 championship squad and two of the newcomers boast Euroleague crowns in their bags too. Read more here.

Playoff C, analysis: FCB Regal vs. Panathinaikos

Barcelona Regal marches into the Euroleague playoffs with the most-impressive resume of any team in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague this season. Coach Xavi Pascual’s men have reeled off 12 straight wins and their 22 wins overall this season are the most in the competition. Barcelona clinched first place in Group F and home-court advantage in the playoffs before and other team in the group had even advanced to the playoffs. Barcelona has impressed at both ends of the floor; it has allowed the fewest points and the lowest average performance index rating in the league, while finishing first in both points scored and index. Read more here.

Playoff D, analysis: Real Madrid vs. Maccabi Electra


The winningest team in European basketball history, Real Madrid is back in the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons and looking to make it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four for the second time in that span. Madrid won its first six Top 16 games and was in contention for a top spot in Group E throughout the Top 16 before finishing second with a 10-4 record. Madrid is among the top offensive teams in the league, but its greatest success has come from its tremendous rebounding and ability to take care of the basketball. Read more here.





April 5, 2013 - Playoffs, Game 1 Schedule

CSKA Moscow vs. Caja Laboral, April 10, 18:00 CET

Olympiacos vs. Anadolu Efes, April 10, 20:00 CET

Barcelona Regal vs. Panathinaikos, April 9, 20:00 CET

Real Madrid vs. Maccabi Electra, April 10, 20:45 CET






April 5, 2013 - 2013 Playoffs Bracket

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