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December 19, 2015 - Regular Season Round 10 MVP: Nobel Boungou-Colo, Limoges CSP

nobel boungou coloNobel Boungou-Colo made sure he would be remembered even after his Limoges CSP finished its Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign by claiming Round 10 MVP honors in the final game of the regular season on Friday. Boungou-Colo led the French champs to a season sweep of EA7 Emporio Armani Milan with a career-high 21 points in his team's 69-77 road win. He made 4 of 5 three-point shots and added 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks for a performance index rating of 34, which was highest among all players in Round 10. Boungou-Colo is the first Limoges player to claim a weekly MVP recognition since the team returned to the competition last season. The second-highest index rating of the week came from Stelmet Zielona Gora forward Mateusz Ponitka with 32, in his team’s last Euroleague game. as well. Read more here.





December 17, 2015 - Round 10

The 10th and final round of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season will decide the last three qualifiers to the Top 16 as well as the final standings that dictate the groups in the next phase. Two of the remaining berths in the Top 16 will be decided among four Group A teams – Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade, FC Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Strasbourg – and another between Group D teams Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul and Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Meanwhile, among 13 already-qualified teams, 10 will find out their final places, and so their Top 16 opponents, this week. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 10:

GROUP A

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade vs. FC Bayern Munich 85-76
Real Madrid vs. Strasbourg 97-65
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 68-70

GROUP B

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Cedevita Zagreb 92-70
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 68-81
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. Limoges CSP 69-77


GROUP C

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 78-74
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 81-83
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Panathinaikos Athens 72-75

GROUP D

Unicaja Malaga vs. CSKA Moscow 76-88
Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 86-54
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 66-70






December 12, 2015 - Regular Season, Round 9 MVP: Gustavo Ayon, Real Madrid

gustavo ayonWith its season on the line, defending Euroleague champion Real Madrid found a go-to leader in center Gustavo Ayon, who put up career-high numbers to keep his team alive and become the MVP of Round 9 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season on Friday. Ayon was relentless as Madrid rallied after halftime to defeat direct rival FC Bayern Munich 67-86 on the road. The second-year big man posted a career-high 22 points on near-perfect shooting of 8 for 10 on two-pointers and 6 of 7 free throws. He also did it all on defense, recording the most steals by any Euroleague player this season, 6, and blocking 3 shots. Add in his 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Ayon's performance index rating climbed to 41, his personal high and the second-best of the season in the competition. He wasn't the only center with a super-sized effort in Round 9. FC Barcelona Lassa’s Ante Tomic set a career high with 28 points on 11 for 11 shooting in an 88-92 loss to Zalgiris Kaunas. Read more here.





December 10, 2015 - Round 9

The 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season reaches more dramatic highs in Round 9 this week. As many as 10 teams have already made it to the Top 16 but all of them have to keep fighting for the best possible finish at the end of the phase. With just three teams eliminated, the remaining 11 squads will fight for six open Top 16 spots. Half of this round's 12 games are scheduled on Thursday, followed by the other half on Friday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 9:

GROUP A

Strasbourg vs. Khimki Moscow Region 69-78
FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid 67-86
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 79-61

GROUP B

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 95-86
Cedevita Zagreb vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 82-85
Limoges CSP vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 67-76

GROUP C

Panathinaikos Athens vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 82-51
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 78-88
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 88-92

GROUP D

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 85-65
CSKA Moscow vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 94-66
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Unicaja Malaga 65-77






December 5, 2015 - Regular Season, Round 8 co-MVPs: Nando De Colo of CSKA Moscow, Maik Zirbes of Crvena Zvezda

nando de coloAfter a week in which three players shared the top performance index rating in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, two of them - Nando De Colo of CSKA Moscow and Maik Zirbes of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade - walked away as co-MVPs for Regular Season Round 8 because their teams came away with huge victories, as well. On Thursday, De Colo was at his best as he led CSKA to an 88-100 road win at Brose Baskets Bamberg with 27 points and a career-high 11 assists. He was near-perfect with the ball in his hands: he made 7 of 9 two-pointers, 3 of 5 threes and – as expected for the competition's most accurate free throw shooter of all time – was perfect in 4 trips to the foul line. Moreover, he only committed 2 turnovers in accumulating a performance index rating of 33. Zirbes matched that index rating as Zvezda held off Khimki Moscow Region 96-91 on Friday. Read more here.





December 2, 2015 - Round 8

With six teams having claimed spots in the Top 16 until now, many of the remaining 10 open qualifications are up for grabs in Round 8. Six more teams have mathematical chances to push through to the next phase: Khimki Moscow Region in Group A, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz and either Cedevita Zagreb or Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Group B, Zalgiris Kaunas and Panathinaikos Athens in Group C, plus Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in Group D. The drama starts with an early Wednesday game, continues with a six-pack on Thursday and closes with five showdowns Friday.

Here is the schedule for Round 8:

GROUP A

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade vs. Khimki Moscow Region 96-91
Strasbourg vs. FC Bayern Munich 69-82
Real Madrid vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 80-73

GROUP B

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 75-81
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Limoges CSP 92-56
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 73-63

GROUP C

Panathinaikos Athens vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 93-86
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 51-66
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 74-52

GROUP D

Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. CSKA Moscow 88-100
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs. Unicaja Malaga 63-57
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 74-76






November 30, 2015 - MVP for November: Nicolo Melli, Brose Baskets Bamberg

nicolo melliIt is safe to assume that when November started, few if any Turkish Airlines Euroleague observers had checked off Brose Baskets Bamberg as a sure Top 16 team, let alone an early qualifier. As November ends, however, Bamberg has punched its ticket to the next phase with four straight victories that featured extraordinarily diverse performances by Nicolo Melli, Euroleague Basketball's selection for MVP of the Month. Although he had played 85 Euroleague games in five seasons before November, the 24-year-old power forward packed no fewer than seven personal career highs into Bamberg's perfect month. In November's first game, Melli became just the fourth player 2.05 or taller this century to dish 10 assists. In another, his 37 index rating was this season's second-best and his 26 points tied for fourth-best. Read more here.





November 28, 2015 - Regular Season, Round 7 MVP: Jamel McLean, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

jamel mcleanWhen his team badly needed a victory to stay alive in the race to reach the Top 16, Jamel McLean produced a career-best night in leading EA7 Emporio Armani Milan to an 88-84 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday and in so doing earned MVP honors for Round 7 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. McLean was all over the floor as he amassed a career-high 26 points, shooting a near-perfect 9 of 10 for two-pointers and going 8-for-11 from the free throw line. He also added 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and drew 9 fouls for his Euroleague career-best performance index rating of 36, the highest of any player in Round 7. It the first weekly MVP honor for McLean in his second season in the competition. Read more here.





November 26, 2015 - Round 7

Round 7 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season promises a lot of excitement this week. One team, CSKA Moscow, has already qualified to the Top 16 and several others can follow this week. Some Euroleague powerhouses - not to mention the reigning champion - face critical games in this round. Points differential will be an extra factor in some games, too. Expect nothing but high intensity and a lot of drama all across the continent.

Here is the schedule for Round 7:

GROUP A

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade vs. Real Madrid 94-88
Khimki Moscow Region vs. FC Bayern Munich 70-81
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Strasbourg 81-64

GROUP B

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 59-52
Limoges CSP vs. Cedevita Zagreb 69-78
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-84

GROUP C

Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 64-93
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. Panathinaikos Athens 66-69
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 80-50

GROUP D

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 54-65
CSKA Moscow vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 93-87
Unicaja Malaga vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 82-68






November 21, 2015 - Regular Season, Round 6 MVP: Luke Harangody, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

luke harangodyIntent on pushing Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul closer to the Top 16, forward Luke Harangody put on a career-best performance Friday to walk away with the MVP honor for Regular Season Round 6. Harangody was everywhere while leading Darussafaka to 60-68 victory over Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari, his team's second consecutive road win. He scored career-high 26 points despite not taking any free throws thanks to his 7-for-11 two-point and 4-for-5 three-point accuracy. Harangody also pulled 13 rebounds and dished 3 assists for a performance index rating of 35, the best of the week among all Euroleague players. His big night gave Harangody career-highs in points, offensive and defensive rebounds, assists and index rating. Read more here.





November 18, 2015 - Round 6

The second leg of the regular season starts with the first possibility for a team to qualify mathematically to the Top 16. That would be Unicaja Malaga, which is also the sole unbeaten team left in the competition. The action is spread over three days this week, with one game on Wednesday, seven on Thursday and four on Friday.

Here is the schedule for Round 6:

GROUP A

Real Madrid vs. Khimki Moscow Region 82-85
Strasbourg vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 78-75
FC Bayern Munich vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 67-84

GROUP B

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Limoges CSP 92-74
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 94-82
Cedevita Zagreb vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 70-83


GROUP C

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 67-56
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 107-79
Panathinaikos Athens vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 71-77

GROUP D

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. CSKA Moscow 82-88
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 60-68
Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. Unicaja Malaga 73-53






November 14, 2015 - Regular Season, Round 5 MVP: Nicolo Melli, Brose Baskets Bamberg

nicolo melliBrose Baskets Bamberg forward Nicolo Melli chose his first official game ever as a visitor in his native Italy to put on his best Turkish Airlines Euroleague performance yet and walk away with the MVP of the Week honor for Regular Season Round 5. Melli's 26 points gave him one career-high in his sixth Euroleague season, and the other was a performance index rating of 37, the best among all Euroleague players this week. He made 7 of 10 two-point shots, 3 of 3 from the arc, and 3 of 3 from the foul line. Melli's inspired performance also included 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals as Bamberg ran away in the second half to defeat host Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 73-90. The runner-up for the Round 5 honor was Mindaugas Kuzminskas, who stood out by leading Unicaja Malaga to an impressive 78-86 road win over CSKA Moscow. Read more here.





November 12, 2015 - Round 5

The 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season reaches its halfway mark this season with another round of exciting games. A showdown between two of the last three undefeated teams, some powerhouses playing already critical games at home, a rematch of classic games in the competition and much more is coming your way! It all starts with five games on Thursday, followed by a full night of seven tipoffs on Friday. Don't miss it!

Here is the schedule for Round 5:

GROUP A

Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Khimki Moscow Region 88-83
Strasbourg vs. Real Madrid 93-86
FC Bayern Munich vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 79-90

GROUP B

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 76-67
Limoges CSP vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 74-65
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 87-91


GROUP C

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 77-66
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 72-68
Panathinaikos Athens vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 91-56

GROUP D

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 73-90
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 73-84
CSKA Moscow vs. Unicaja Malaga 78-86






November 7, 2015 - Regular Season, Round 4 MVP: Felipe Reyes, Real Madrid

felipe reyesFelipe Reyes may not have made the headlines after Real Madrid's remarkable come-from-behind 101-99 victory over FC Bayern Munich on Thursday night, but without his hard work in the trenches throughout the game, Los Blancos would not have had the chance to win in the closing seconds. Reyes not only starred with a double-double, but he also captured the title of MVP for Round 4 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Reyes totaled 20 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in compiling a performance index rating of 30, which was highest among all players in the round. He only missed 3 shots and drew 5 fouls. Reyes started strong with 14 points and 6 rebounds in the first 8 minutes to help Madrid race to a 25-11 lead. And when his team fell behind late, Reyes came up big again. His free throws tied the game at 96-96 to help set up a dramatic finish. Read more here.





November 5, 2015 - Round 4

With just three Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams still undefeated, Regular Season Round 4 promises to be very exciting as teams try to jockey for position in what looks already like a lot of tight races to reach the Top 16. Round 4 brings a little bit of everything: old rivals meeting again, traditional powerhouses going against each other, and first-time matchups on the European stage. Seven games will be played on Thursday, followed by five more on Friday. Get ready for more action!

Here is the schedule for Round 4:

GROUP A

Real Madrid vs. FC Bayern Munich 101-99
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Strasbourg 88-62
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 60-74

GROUP B

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. Cedevita Zagreb 68-77
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 92-90
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Limoges CSP 75-49


GROUP C

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 78-85
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 72-53
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Panathinaikos Athens 71-68

GROUP D

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs. CSKA Moscow 75-80
Unicaja Malaga vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 80-62
Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 77-66






November 2, 2015 - MVP for October: Malcolm Delaney, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

malcolm delaneyBy historic measures, this season is already among the most difficult this century in which to stay undefeated in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Just four teams made it through two games unbeaten - a first - and only three have survived to reach 3-0 records. One player who had everything to do with his team's perfect October, Malcolm Delaney of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, is Euroleague Basketball's choice for the season's first MVP of the Month award. Lokomotiv is the only undefeated teams to have won twice on the road. In the season-opener against danger Panathinaikos Athens, Delaney played the most minutes as Lokomotiv won by double digits at home. In tense finishes the next two weeks, at Zalgiris Kaunas and at Stelmet Zielona Gora, Delaney was the top scorer and performer for Lokomotiv against hard-charging home teams; nonetheless, both wins went back to Krasnodar, Russia. Read more here.





October 31, 2015 - Regular Season, Round 3 MVP: Darius Adams, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz

darius adamsLaboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz exploded for the second-most in club history for a Turkish Airlines Euroleague road game in its blowout 71-107 victory at Limoges CSP on Thursday. The architect of the attack, Darius Adams, not only dominated in the 23 minutes he spent on the floor, but finished the week as the MVP for Regular Season Round 3. Adams racked up 18 points, plus career highs of 9 assists and 3 steals, to lead the charge for Laboral Kutxa. He made 5 of 8 two-point shots, 2 of 4 threes and sank both of his free throw attempts in compiling a performance index rating of 29, which was the most among all players among the 12 Round 3 games. Adams follows teammate Ioannis Bourousis as weekly MVP, which marks the first time since the 2007-08 season that a team enjoyed back-to-back MVP efforts from different players in the regular season; then it was Efes Pilsen players Scoonie Penn and Loren Woods who achieved the same feat. Read more here.





October 29, 2015 - Round 3

With only four undefeated teams left in the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague and four others looking for their first wins, Regular Season Round 3 promises to bring a lot of excitement and action. From traditional battles between Euroleague powerhouses to showdowns being seen for the first time in continental basketball, Euroleague fans can expect a little bit of everything this week. Six games will be played on Thursday, followed by six more on Friday.

Here is the schedule for Round 3:

GROUP A

Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Real Madrid 77-66
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 91-53
FC Bayern Munich vs. Strasbourg 76-61

GROUP B

Limoges CSP vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 71-107
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Cedevita Zagreb 75-81
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 66-71


GROUP C

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Panathinaikos Athens 77-52
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 75-83
Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 66-68

GROUP D

CSKA Moscow vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 83-77
Unicaja Malaga vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 81-69
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 79-63






October 24, 2015 - Regular Season, Round 2 MVP: Ioannis Bourousis, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz

ioannis bourousisIoannis Bourousis delivered a vintage performance on Friday night to inspire Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz’s thrilling 96-89 overtime home win against Olympiacos Piraeus and earn himself the weekly MVP award for Regular Season Round 2. The veteran big man was simply unstoppable as he dominated the boards against his former team, registering a double-double of 28 points, his career high in his 224th Euroleague game, to go with 12 rebounds. Bourousis made 6 of 11 two-point shots, 2 of 3 from long range, and 10 of 13 at the free throw line. He also collected 4 steals, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and drew 7 fouls for a performance index rating of 44, the highest of this young season. It was also the highest of the reigning Euroleague champion's distinguished Euroleague career, during which he had previously claimed three weekly MVP awards. Read more here.





October 22, 2015 - Round 2

Fresh off a great start to the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague, action resumes with 12 exciting games in Regular Season Round 2. All 12 teams that played on the road in Round 1 are returning home - including Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Zalgiris Kaunas, the only ones that recorded away wins. That means there will be two showdowns between undefeated teams which makes Round 2 even more exciting. Six games are scheduled on Thursday, followed by six more on Friday.

Here is the schedule for Round 2:

GROUP A

FC Bayern Munich vs. Khimki Moscow Region 69-60
Real Madrid vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 98-71
Strasbourg vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 91-70

GROUP B

Cedevita Zagreb vs. Limoges CSP 80-84
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 89-73
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 96-89

GROUP C

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Stelmet Zielona Gora 78-72
Panathinaikos Athens vs. Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir 85-73
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 74-76


GROUP D

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari vs. CSKA Moscow 78-107
Brose Baskets Bamberg vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 86-76
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Unicaja Malaga 82-93






October 17, 2015 - Regular Season Round 1 MVP: Patric Young, Olympiacos Piraeus

patric youngPatric Young’s first Turkish Airlines Euroleague game in an Olympiacos Piraeus uniform was one to remember. The big man shined both with highlights and in the stat sheet in leading the Reds to a 76-61 victory over visiting Cedevita Zagreb. He also racked up the highest performance index rating of any player on a winning team in in Regular Season Round 1 to become the first weekly MVP for the 2015-16 season. Young finished the game with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 4 blocks in an impressive all-around performance. He made 6 of 9 two-point shots and 4 of 7 from the free throw line after drawing 7 fouls. It was a great effort from the second-year Euroleague center, who debuted last season with Galatasaray Istanbul. Read more here.





October 15, 2015 - Round 1

The 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season is finally here! The 10-game round-robin regular season features 24 teams split into four groups of six squads each. The best four teams from each group will advance to the Top 16. This season features 11 national champions and nine clubs that have previously lifted the continental crown! The Road to the Final Four in Berlin starts with 12 exciting games evenly split with six apiece on Thursday and Friday.

Here is the schedule for Round 1:

GROUP A

Khimki Moscow Region vs. Real Madrid 84-70
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. FC Bayern Munich 74-67

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade vs. Strasbourg 81-59

GROUP B

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 78-76

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Cedevita Zagreb 76-61
Limoges CSP vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 77-89

GROUP C

Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 71-62

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Panathinaikos Athens 81-70
Stelmet Zielona Gora vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 62-66

GROUP D

Unicaja Malaga vs. Brose Baskets Bamberg 76-71

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs. Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 83-74
CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 100-69





October 9, 2015

Group D analysis

Group D poses a wonderful mix of tradition and youth. CSKA Moscow, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and Unicaja Malaga are among the long-tenured Euroleague regulars, while Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul embarks on its maiden Euroleague voyage, Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari plays its second campaign and Brose Baskets Bamberg returns after a season away.

The big three meet again

CSKA Moscow, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and Unicaja Malaga have all played in each of the previous 14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague seasons. Over the past decade, only once has one of these clubs – CSKA in the 2010-11 season – missed the Top 16. It is pretty easy for the clubs to make travel plans, as there have been 54 head-to-head Euroleague matchups between these three teams this century, and they were in the same regular season group last season, too. Read more here.


Group C analysis

Three former Euroleague champions, FC Barcelona Lassa, Panathinaikos Athens and Zalgiris Kaunas, go against one of the fastest-rising teams in Europe, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, and two national champs, Stelmet Zielona Gora and Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir.

Euroleague superstars all over

You will find some of the most experienced players in the competition in Group C, stars who have been in the competition for many years. Juan Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Lassa is the Euroleague's all-time leading scorer (3,674) and Dimitris Diamantidis of Panathinaikos Athens leads the all-time charts in assists (1,146), steals (414) and performance index ranking (3,538). Read more here.


Group B analysis

With a fine mix of veteran leaders, young stars-in-the-making and new faces ready to make names for themselves, Group B offers an unpredictable battle on the road to the Top 16.

OLD PROS

Some of the classic players in Euroleague's modern history will start the 2015-16 season in Group B. Olympiacos Piraeus relies on its leaders, three-time Final Four MVP Vassilis Spanoulis and two-time Euroleague champion Georgios Printezis, to make the difference from their teams yet again. Anadolu Efes Istanbul also has plenty of experienced players, especially in its frontcourt, with two-time Defensive Player of the Year Bryant Dunston, two-time All-Euroleague center Nenad Krstic and recent competition champ Alex Tyus. Read more here.


Group A analysis

The reigning champions, another Final Four team and the Eurocup winner last season make Group A a unique collection of ambitious clubs with stable benches that boast some of the most successful coaches in the sport of basketball.

Eurocup and Euroleague winner

For the first time in nine years, the reigning Euroleague and Eurocup champions are part of the same regular season group. And for the first time ever, they meet in opening week. Real Madrid is the reigning Euroleague champion and hopes to become only the third club in the past 24 years to defend its title, even though the past two winners – Olympiacos Piraeus in 2013, and Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014 – failed to get past the playoffs the next year. Read more here.






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