May 16, 2016 - De Colo celebrates title as Final Four MVP
Nando De Colo was named Final Four MVP after leading
CSKA Moscow to the 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague championship on
Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany. He was selected
in a vote by accredited media members at the Final Four. After a
record-setting semifinal, De Colo starred in overtime as CSKA outlasted
Fenerbahce 96-101 to win the club’s seventh crown. He scored 10 points
in the extra session, including 8 free throws without a miss. De Colo
essentially sealed the win with his final 2 free throws that made it a
two-possession game with 6.2 seconds left. He finished the championship
game with 22 points, 7 assists and 3 steals after collecting a
semifinals record 30 points in an 88-81 victory over Lokomotiv Kuban
Krasnodar on Friday. His 52 points over the two games were the most
scored by a player at a single Final Four since the turn of the
century. Read more here.
May 16, 2016 - CSKA Moscow claims its seventh Euroleague crown after OT thriller
CSKA Moscow won the 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague
crown after holding off Fenerbahce Istanbul 96-101 in a classic
championship game at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany. Team
captain Victor Khryapa received the Euroleague trophy from Euroleague
President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu to lead the celebrations as CSKA won
its seventh Euroleague title. The win was in large past thanks to a big
performance from Euroleague MVP Nando De Colo, who was 8 for 8 from the
foul line in overtime, when he scored 10 of his game-high 22 points. In
doing so, he also earned Final Four MVP honors. De Colo added 7 assists
and 3 steals. Fellow All-Euroleague guard Milos Teodosic collected 19
points and 7 assists, while Kyle Hines posted 15 points on 6-of-7
shooting, Cory Higgins added 12 points, Andrey Vorontsevich 11 and
Khryapa 10. Bobby Dixon led a big second-half comeback for Fenerbahce,
which trailed 30-50 at halftime and by as many as 21. Dixon finished
with 17 points, Ekpe Udoh tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds, Luigi
Datome and Pero Antic each scored 16 and Kostas Sloukas 10. Read more here.
May 16, 2016 - Lokomotiv finishes magical season with Third Place Game victory
Kuban Krasnodar completed a magical Turkish Airlines Euroleague season
with a 75-85 victory over Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz in Third Place
Game on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Arena in the German capital. Malcolm
Delaney and Ryan Broekhoff scored 21 points each to lead six Lokomotiv
scorers in double figures. The two combined to shoot 8 for 13 from
three-point range. Andrey Zubkov added 11 points, while Chris
Singleton, Victor Claver and Matt Janning scored 10 each for the
victors. Darius Adams paced Laboral with 25 points and Davis Bertans
netted 13 in defeat. After a tightly played first half, which ended
with Laboral ahead 42-40, Lokomotiv surged in front with a 0-11
third-quarter run and held on the rest of the way. Read more here.
May 13, 2016 - Final Four Semifinals: Chances to make history
After six long months of battles on basketball
floors across the continent, four teams arrive to Berlin, each knowing
they are only two wins away from winning the Euroleague crown. With
spots in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship Game at stake,
the ultimate excitement of Friday semifinals action starts with CSKA
Moscow clashing against the fellow Russian side Lokomotiv Kuban
Krasnodar, before Fenerbahce Istanbul faces Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
Gasteiz. Read more here.
Opening statement: In
its home opener, Laboral worked overtime and defeated Olympiacos
Piraeus 96-89 for its first win of the season behind Ioannis
Bourousis’s career-high 28 points.
Defensive muscle: In Round 4 of the Top 16, Laboral held CSKA to a
season-low 71 points in a 10-point victory. Bourousis flexed his muscle
with 19 points and 13 rebounds as Laboral started a five-game winning
streak. Read more here.
Taming the champs: In
Round 3 of the regular season, Fenerbahce beat Real Madrid 77-66 at
home in a rematch of their 2015 Final Four semifinal. Fenerbahce tamed
the champs by forcing 18 turnovers, while Ekpe Udoh and Luigi Datome
scored 15 points each.
The art of the comeback: Bogdan Bogdanovic poured in 20 points in Top
16 Round 3 as Fenerbahce rallied from 9 points behind in the fourth
quarter to defeat Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 85-79. Back-to-back threes
by Bogdanovic and Luigi Datome in the closing minutes gave the hosts
the lead for good. Read more here.
champs: CSKA clinched its group's first place in Round 10 of the
regular season with a 76-88 road win at Unicaja Malaga. CSKA made 13 of
29 three-pointers as seven different players hit from behind the arc.
Nando De Colo led the way with 18 points and 7 assists.
Setting records: In Top 16 Round 8, CSKA set a club scoring record and
made a season-best 16 three-pointers to get past crosstown rival Khimki
Moscow Region 108-98. Milos Teodosic paced the attack with a
season-high 26 points. Read more here.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
GROUP WINNER In the regular
season finale, Malcolm Delaney shined with 19 points and 9 assists as
Lokomotiv edged FC Barcelona Lassa 78-74 to clinch first place in Group
COMEBACK KINGS Delaney led a comeback from 9 down in the fourth quarter
and Ryan Broekhoff buried the game-winning three-pointer with 22
seconds left against Anadolu Efes Istanbul 78-77 to start the Top 16
with back-to-back wins. Read more here.