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  EuroLeague 2017-18 Final Four

May 21, 2018

Doncic chosen Final Four MVP

To complete one of the greatest seasons by a teenager in basketball history, Luka Doncic was chosen Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four MVP after leading Real Madrid to the crown on Sunday night at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. Doncic shined in both Final Four games in helping Madrid capture a record 10th EuroLeague championship. The EuroLeague Final Four MVP is voted on by accredited media at the event. Doncic was tied for the team-high in scoring with 16 points in the semifinals victory over CSKA Moscow and was second with 15 points in the championship against Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul. For the Final Four, Donic led Madrid with 31 points, was second with 6 assists and a performance index rating of 35 and third with 10 rebounds. At age 19, he is the youngest ever Final Four MVP. Read more here.

Real Madrid is 2018 EuroLeague champion


Real Madrid became the first team to win 10 EuroLeague titles by defeating Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 85-80 in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia on Sunday. Fabien Causeur started and scored a team-high 17 points and Luka Doncic tallied 15 points and 4 assists to earn Final Four MVP honors. Trey Thompkins added 10 points in a true team effort that saw 11 different Madrid players score. Pablo Laso became the first Spanish coach in 37 years to win multiple EuroLeague titles, while Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Llull,  Felipe Reyes, Facu Campazzo, Gustavo Ayon and Jaycee Carroll each won his second EuroLeague ring. Nicolo Melli paced Fenerbahce with 28 points and 6 rebounds and Brad Wanamaker scored 14 and dished 5 assists in defeat. Fenerbahce led 38-40 at halftime, but Los Blancos scored the first 7 points if the second half and never trailed again. The lead peaked at 11 in the fourth quarter before Fenerbahce rallied late to get within 3, but Causeur iced the game from the line. Read more here.

Zalgiris survives CSKA comeback to finish third

Zalgiris Kaunas finished the 2017-18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season in style by holding off a late CSKA Moscow surge to win the third place game 77-79 on Sunday at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. Zalgiris led by as many as 24 points in the third quarter, but CSKA dominated the fourth to get within 2 and set up a tight finish. Vasilije Micic and Paulius Jankunas scored 15 points apiece to pace Zalgiris and Edgaras Ulanovas added 14. Othello Hunter and Misha Kulagin led CSKA with 14 points each and Cory Higgins netted 12 in defeat. Pangos got Zalgiris going with a jumper, but back-to-back three-pointers by Higgins put CSKA in charge, 6-2. Jankunas stepped up with a driving layup only to see Hunter and Sergio Rodriguez boost their team's lead to 11-4. Micic had a dunk and 4 free throws in a 0-8 run that put Zalgiris back in charge, 11-12. Victor Khryapa and Kulagin each struck from downtown and got help from Kyle Hines to establish a 19-16 CSKA lead. A layup by Aaron White and back-to-back baskets by Antanas Kavaliauskas gave Zalgiris a 19-22 edge after 10 minutes. Read more here.

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May 18, 2018 - Semifinal games

Balanced Madrid holds off CSKA in semifinal

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Real Madrid will be playing in the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game after defeating CSKA Moscow 83-92 in the second semifinal at the Final Four at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia on Friday. Real Madrid will face reigning champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul in Sunday's grand finale to the season. CSKA scored 30 points in the first quarter to open a double-digit lead, but Madrid hit 5 three-pointers in less than three minutes to open the second quarter and take the lead. It was 46-47 at halftime before Los Blancos went on 0-13 run and held CSKA to only 1 points for more than six minutes in the third quarter to open a double-digit lead of its own. The margin grew to 61-73 early in the fourth quarter. CSKA rallied to within 3 points, however Sergio Llull’s triple sparked a 2-9 run that helped seal the outcome. Luka Doncic and Llull scored 16 points apiece to pace the winners, Gustavo Ayon posted 12 points and 11 rebounds and Trey Thompkins also scored 12. Eleven of Madrid's 12 players scored in the game. Nando De Colo led CSKA with 20 points, Will Clyburn and Kyle Hines added 16 points each and Cory Higgins had 15. Read more here.

Muhammed sparks Fenerbahce to semifinal victory over Zalgiris

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Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul held off three comeback attempts from Zalgiris Kaunas to register a 76-67 victory in the first semifinal of the 2018 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four on Friday night at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. In doing so, Fenerbahce earned the right to defend its title in Sunday's championship game against the winner of the second semifinal between CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid. Ali Muhammed scored 10 of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to spark Fenerbahce to victory. Luigi Datome added 16 points and Kostas Sloukas had 14 as the Fenerbahce reserves outscored their counterparts 53-22. Nicolo Melli played a key role too with 6 assists and 5 steals. Fenerbahce set a season-high with 13 steals. Kevin Pangos paced Zalgiris with 16 points, but also committed a career-high 5 turnovers. Brandon Davies shined with 12 points and 11 rebounds and Aaron White scored 10 in defeat. Fenerbahce led from start to finish with the biggest lead being 13 in the third quarter. Zalgiris responded with a 0-11 run and was again within 2 early in the fourth quarter before Muhammed heated up and helped put the game away. Zalgiris outrebounded Fenerbahce 22-37, but was undone by its uncharacteristically-low three-point shooting (2 for 10) and committing 20 turnovers. Read more here.



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