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January 20, 2018 - Round 19 MVP: Brad Wanamaker, Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul

brad wanamakerFenerbahce Dogus Istanbul is picking up steam as the regular season goes into its final stretch, and it was the effort of its point guard Brad Wanamaker that not only helped the reigning champs fend off city rival Andolu Efes, but also earned Wanamaker the third MVP of the Round honor of his career. Fenerbahce extended its winning streak to four games with an 84-89 decision on Friday night, moving into a share of the second place in the standings. Wanamaker paced his team to victory by scoring 18 points, making 3 of 7 for two-pointers, 2 of 4 shots from behind the three-point arc, and all 6 of his free throw attempts. The Fenerbahce guard also tallied 8 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 steal and 7 fouls drawn, accumulating a performance index rating of 31, the highest among players on winning teams in Round 19. It also marked the first time a Fenerbahce player has won the award this season. Read more here.

January 18, 2018 - Round 19

The last 48 hours of 2018's first double-round week give an opportunity for seven road losers on Tuesday and Wednesday to bounce back at home. Rivalries abound, too, both locally, as Efes hosts Fenerbahce and Real Madrid visits Unicaja, as well as internationally, with Panathinaikos welcoming CSKA while Khimki coach Georgios Bartzokas hosts Olympiacos, the team with whom he won the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in 2013. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 19:

Unicaja Malaga vs. Real Madrid 80-75
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. CSKA Moscow 70-75
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 82-83
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 84-89
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Valencia Basket 86-84
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 89-75
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 82-54
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Brose Bamberg 81-66

January 18, 2018 - Round 18 MVP: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region

alexey shvedWith his team losing three of its last four games and facing a direct opponent in the race for the playoffs, Alexey Shved delivered another one of his elite performances, leading Khimki Moscow Region to an important 70-79 road win over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. In the process, Shved compiled a performance index rating of 33, the highest among players on winning teams in Round 18, thereby earning his third MVP of the Round honor this season. Shved matched his career-high with 29 points, making 2 of 3 two-point shots, 5 of 11 triples, and 10 free throws in 11 attempts, which was a personal high. He also stepped up when it mattered most, scoring 8 points in 42 seconds bridging the final 2 minutes of the game to seal Khimki's victory. Shved also collected 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block, and drew 7 personal fouls on Tuesday. Read more here.

January 15, 2018 - Round 18

The first two-round week of 2018 starts with Round 18. Fans in the Serbian capital will get a chance to greet some an old friend in the Tuesday opener, in which Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade hosts Charles Jenkins and Khimki Moscow Region. There will be a playoff rematch in Istanbul, where Fenerbahce Dogus hosts Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens; Fenerbahce has won six straight home games against the Greens. And Spanish powerhouses Real Madrid and Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz will meet in the capital of Spain.

Here is the schedule for Round 18:

Real Madrid vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 75-73
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 67-62
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Unicaja Malaga 101-87
CSKA Moscow vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 110-79
Valencia Basket vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 81-76
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 94-64
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Khimki Moscow Region 70-79
Brose Bamberg vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 93-86

January 13, 2018 - Round 17 MVP: Zoran Dragic, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

zoran dragicWith his team sitting at the bottom of the standings and desperate for a boost, Zoran Dragic's perfect shooting night was just what the doctor ordered for Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The veteran forward put on a career-best performance in a 105-96 win over the visiting Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade on Friday and earned the second MVP of the Round honor of his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career in the process. Dragic accumulated a personal-best 34 performance index rating, scoring a career-high 24 points without missing a shot. With no misses as he made 4 two-point shots, 3 threes and 7 free throws, Dragic's point total was the third-highest with perfect shooting in EuroLeague history. He also had 4 assists, pulled down 3 rebounds and drew 5 fouls. This round's second-best PIR, 31, belonged to Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens, who had 17 points, on 8-for-10 two-point shooting, 12 assists. Read more here.

January 10, 2018 - Round 17

Round 17 sees some of the league leaders in their respective categories clash. In the opener, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens and the league-leader in assists, Nick Calathes, visit FC Barcelona Lassa and the No. 2 assist man, Thomas Heurtel. And on Friday, the top two scorers in the league meet when Khimki Moscow Region and Alexey Shved host Real Madrid and Luka Doncic. In between, Ricky Hickman, who helped Maccabi win the 2014 EuroLeague championship, visits Tel Aviv with Brose Bamberg.

Here is the schedule for Round 17:

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Unicaja Malaga 79-77
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 86-54
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Real Madrid 78-95
Valencia Basket vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 67-80
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 84-75
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Brose Bamberg 90-88
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. CSKA Moscow 81-107
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 104-95

January 6, 2018 - Round 16 MVP: Malcolm Thomas, Khimki Moscow Region

malcolm thomasWith his team Khimki Moscow Region battling on the road against a fellow playoff contender Brose Bamberg, big man Malcolm Thomas stepped up to the plate with a career night and an all-round performance, leading a team to a much-needed victory on Friday night. In the process, Thomas earned his first career MVP of the Round honors. Thomas scored a career-high 16 points, making 5 of 7 two-point shots, hitting his only three-point attempt and making 3 of 5 free throws. He pulled down 7 rebounds, including 5 on the offensive end, and also had 4 steals, 3 assists and 2 blocks before fouling out with two minutes to go in the game. However it was enough for Thomas to set his new career-high performance index rating of 28, which was the highest among players on winning teams in Round 16. Read more here.

January 3, 2018 - Round 16

The second half of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season gets up and running this week with a series of tantalizing showdowns in Round 16. Highlights include the league leader facing a testing road trip, the reigning champ attempting to emerge from a slump and an all-Spanish showdown between two fast-improving outfits.

Here is the schedule for Round 16:

Real Madrid vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 93-81
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 87-80
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 79-74
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 77-65
Brose Bamberg vs. Khimki Moscow Region 70-74
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. CSKA Moscow 85-72
Unicaja Malaga vs. Valencia Basket 83-85
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 90-79

January 1, 2018 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for December: Paulius Jankunas, Zalgiris Kaunas

paulius jankunasBy every conceivable metric, Zalgiris Kaunas enjoyed the best month of any team in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague; the Lithuanian champs were the only squad with a perfect record in December and those wins came at the expense of four national champions and three teams in the top five in the standings. Big man Paulius Jankunas is more than just the club’s most productive player this season – and over the previous decade, he is also the team’s longest-tenured player and its captain. As the unquestioned leader – on and off the court – of the best team in the league over the past month, Jankunas is Euroleague Basketball's choice as the MVP for December. Read more here.

December 30, 2017 - Round 15 MVP: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid

luka doncicLuka Doncic finds himself once again in a familiar position as the MVP of the Round after pacing Real Madrid to a 77-79 road win over Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul on Thursday. In a rematch of their 2017 semifinal, Madrid extended its winning streak to four games as Doncic came within 2 rebounds of the first EuroLeague triple-double in 11 years. His 20 points came on 3-for-3 from two-point and 11-for-12 free throw shooting. He also dished 10 assists, pulled down 8 rebounds, had 2 steals and drew 10 fouls, accumulating performance index rating of 37, the highest of all players in Round 15. This is Doncic's third MVP of the Round honor, which leads all EuroLeague players this season, and it was his fourth PIR of 35 or higher, three more than any other player. The second-best PIR of the round, 35, belonged to Sergio Rodriguez of league leaders CSKA Moscow. In a road win over Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, Rodriguez scored 25 points, connecting on 3 of 6 two-point shots and 6 of 9 three-pointers. Read more here.

December 27, 2017 - Round 15

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season hits its halfway point with Round 15, which opens with a doozy when reigning champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul plays the team with the best record from one season ago, Real Madrid. Coach Georgios Bartzokas and his Khimki Moscow Region side take on his former club, FC Barcelona Lassa. On Friday, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz hosts CSKA Moscow for the first time since they met in last season’s playoffs, which CSKA won in a 3-0 sweep.

Here is the schedule for Round 15:

Khimki Moscow Region vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 65-79
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 88-91
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow 81-90
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Brose Bamberg 69-58
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 74-68
Valencia Basket vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 67-63
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Unicaja Malaga 78-89
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Real Madrid 77-79

December 23, 2017 - Round 14 co-MVPs: Cory Higgins, CSKA and Tornike Shengelia, Baskonia

cory higginsAt the end of a tough double-week it was two players, Cory Higgins of CSKA Moscow and Tornike Shengelia of Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, who rose to the challenge, leading their respective teams to victories over local rivals on Friday, earning themselves their first-ever MVP of the Round honors in the process. In CSKA’s win over city rivals Khimki Moscow Region, Higgins registered a career-high with 26 points, making 3-of-6 two-pointers, 2-for-6 from three-point range and 14-of-16 free throws, the highest total since March 2013. He also had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 11 drawn fouls for a career-best performance index rating of 31. For Shengelia that was also the best PIR of his EuroLeague career. He scored 20 of his career-high 24 points in the first half of Baskonia’s dramatic 85-82 win over fellow Spanish team FC Barcelona Lassa. Shengelia went 5-of-9 for two-pointers and 4-of-6 behind the three-point arc. Read more here.

December 21, 2017 - Round 14

The teams bounce back for Round 14 just 48 hours after their first games of the week. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv was the only team to sweep Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul last season and they will meet for the first time this season on Thursday night. Friday starts with the derby of Moscow between CSKA and Khimki before Olympiacos Piraeus hosts Anadolu Efes Istanbul for the first time since winning their playoff series in five games last season.

Here is the schedule for Round 14:

Unicaja Malaga vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 74-71
CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow Region 79-68
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 85-82
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 58-61
Valencia Basket vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 63-71
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 82-73
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 63-69
Brose Bamberg vs. Real Madrid 66-81

December 21, 2017 - Round 13 co-MVPs: Jamel McLean, Olympiacos and Alexey Shved, Khimki

jamel mcleanJamel McLean of Olympiacos Piraeus and Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region shared Round 13 MVP honors, each with a performance index rating of 30. McLean helped Olympiacos beat CSKA Moscow 88-86 with a double-double of 25 points on 10-of-14 two-point shooting and 12 rebounds. He added 2 steals and 7 fouls drawn to amass a PIR of 30. McLean earns this honor for the second time in this career, two years after his first. Shved led Khimki to an 86-68 home win against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. He had 25 points on 6-of-10 three-point shots, 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, a block and 2 fouls drawn for a PIR of 30. Shved earns this honor for the second time in this career, the first time having come just two weeks ago. James Augustine of Unicaja Malaga led his team to an 83-90 road win against FC Barcelona Lassa with 12 points, a career-high 14 rebounds and 4 assists, good for a PIR of 27. Read more here.

December 19, 2017 - Round 13

December’s week of two rounds starts in Round 13, where four of the Spanish teams will enjoy remaining in their countries as Real Madrid plays Valencia Basket and FC Barcelona Lassa faces Unicaja Malaga. Action begins in Istanbul, where Marko Guduric of Fenerbahce Dogus welcomes his former teammates from Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. And in the Russian capital, Khimki Moscow Region forward Tyler Honeycutt will play host to his last team, Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

Here is the schedule for Round 13:

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. CSKA Moscow 88-86
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 86-68
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Unicaja Malaga 83-90
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 92-85
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Brose Bamberg 88-84
Real Madrid vs. Valencia Basket 91-72
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 89-76
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 82-56

December 16, 2017 - Round 12 MVP: Vincent Poirier, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

vincent poirierAs the second rookie to become the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP of the Round this season, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz big man Vincent Poirier claimed the honor in style on Friday. His 2 free throws with 3.1 seconds left lifted Baskonia to an 81-82 road win against Anadolu Efes Istanbul in a comeback that his fingerprints were all over. Poirier finished with a performance index rating of 35, tops among all players this round, and 15 of that total came in the game's last 5 minutes, 35 seconds, when Baskonia rallied from 76-67 behind to win. He also established personal highs with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 5 blocks, with the latter matching the most by any EuroLeague player this season. Poirier made 7 of 10 two-point shots and went 2 for 4 from the free throw line, with his 2 makes being the game-winners. He also dished 3 assists, had 1 steal and drew 4 fouls on a memorable night for the 24-year-old. Read more here.

December 14, 2017 - Round 12

The headline in Round 12 will be El Clasico, with the Spanish capital serving as the site of this meeting between Real Madrid and archrival FC Barcelona Lassa. In Germany, three players will meet their old teams when Daniel Hackett and Brose Bamberg take on Janis Strelnieks, Brian Roberts and Olympiacos Piraeus. Friday will feature another clash between powerhouses CSKA Moscow and Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, this time in Moscow where Maccabi has not won since 2004 on an Anthony Parker three at the buzzer. Also on Friday, Coach Velimir Perasovic and Anadolu Efes Istanbul will host the coach’s former side he took to the EuroLeague Final Four twice, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz.

Here is the schedule for Round 12:

Valencia Basket vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 82-86
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 80-72
CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 101-86
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 81-82
Unicaja Malaga vs. Khimki Moscow 93-84
Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 87-75
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 89-90
Brose Bamberg vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 67-65

December 9, 2017 - Round 11 MVP: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region

alexey shvedBy putting up a masterful second-half performance on Thursday night, Khimki Moscow Region guard Alexey Shved set his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career highs in scoring and performance index rating, and in the process earned his first-ever MVP of the Round honor. In a come-from-behind 71-77 road win against AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, Shved scored 18 of his 29 points in the second half. He made 6 of 7 two-point attempts and connected on 5 of 10 shots from behind the arc, including 4 triples during Khimki's second-half rally. Shved also dished 4 assists, and collected 2 steals, 2 rebounds and 6 fouls drawn, accumulating a PIR of 35, the most in Round 11 among players on winning teams. The highest index rating of the round belongs to Luka Doncic of Real Madrid. He posted a PIR 36 in his team's overtime road loss against Olympiacos Piraeus. Doncic netted a career-high 33 points to go with 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 drawn fouls. Read more here.

December 7, 2017 - Round 11

The Round 11 opener will see Zalgiris Kaunas head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius welcome several familiar faces when the Lithuanian champs face Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. Saras won the EuroLeague and three Greek championships with the Greens, was a teammate of current playmaker Nick Calathes, played for Panathinaikos boss Xavi Pascual at Barcelona and coached Lukas Lekavicius last season. Another coach facing his former side will be Neven Spahija of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, who led Valencia Basket to the 2010 EuroCup crown. Among three Friday fixtures will be a clash of EuroLeague titans with Olympiacos Piraeus facing Real Madrid.

Here is the schedule for Round 11:

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Real Madrid 92-83 OT
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 68-83
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 100-81
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 80-74
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Valencia Basket 94-91
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Khimki Moscow Region 71-77
Brose Bamberg vs. CSKA Moscow 76-92
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Unicaja Malaga 88-82

December 4, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for November: Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens

nick calathesA living link to the glory days of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens did everything in his power last month to guarantee that the Greens will rise again. For leading Panathinaikos on its current winning streak despite a crushing, last-second road loss to start that month, Nick Calathes is Euroleague Basketball's choice as the MVP for November. Through six games over 30 days ending last Friday, the 28-year-old guard accomplished a collection of impressive firsts. He posted the best-rated single-game performance in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this season; he registered career highs in scoring and assists, as well; he came within a single rebound of a triple-double; and he dished more assists in a six-game span than any player in competition history. Most importantly, with Calathes at the controls, Panathinaikos vaulted up the standings – from 12th to fourth place – by matching the season's longest winning streak, five games and counting. Read more here.

December 2, 2017 - Round 10 co-MVPs: Nando De Colo and James Gist

nando de coloTwo veteran Turkish Airlines EuroLeague stars helped their teams continue winning streaks on Friday night and in the process ended up sharing the MVP of the Round honor. CSKA Moscow's Nando De Colo added to his record by winning the 12th such award of his career, while James Gist of Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens claimed the first MVP honor of his 164-game EuroLeague career. In CSKA's 92-78 home victory against FC Barcelona Lassa, De Colo scored 18 points on 5-for-8 two-point and 2-for-5 three-point shooting. De Colo also tied career highs with 11 assists and 4 steals on his way to a performance index rating of 30. That was the highest PIR among players on winning teams in Round 10, and the same total that Gist accumulated as Panathinaikos won 82-71 over Unicaja Malaga. Eight-year veteran Gist had 17 points and matched his career-high with 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. He made 7 of 9 two-pointers and hit 1 of 2 triples to go with 2 assists, 1 steal and 2 fouls drawn. Read more here.

November 30, 2017 - Round 10

Among the notable clashes in Round 10 will be one between the top two teams in alphabetical order: Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. The visitors boast six players plus Coach Pianigiani with experience in Turkish basketball, while Efes features former Milan guard Kruno Simon. Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, who led Maccabi to back-to-back EuroLeague crowns as a player, will lead Zalgiris Kaunas to Tel Aviv on Thursday and on Friday, CSKA Moscow and FC Barcelona Lassa, which have met four times over the past decade in the Final Four, will duel in the Russian capital.

Here is the schedule for Round 10:

Real Madrid vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 83-87
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Unicaja Malaga 82-71
CSKA Moscow vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 92-78
Valencia Basket vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 64-72
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 81-74
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Brose Bamberg 82-73
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 69-83
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 73-68

November 23, 2017 - Round 9

Round 9 will witness a homecoming of sorts for two members of the Valencia Basket frontcourt when the team touches down in Germany to face Brose Bamberg. Both Tibor Pleiss and Latavious Williams made their EuroLeague debuts with Brose. There is plenty of history between Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens and Real Madrid, not the least of which is sharpshooter K.C. Rivers of the Greens having won the EuroLeague with Los Blancos in 2015.

Here is the schedule for Round 9:

Unicaja Malaga vs. CSKA Moscow 80-89
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Khimki Moscow Region 71-67
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Real Madrid 82-80
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 85-86
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 91-83
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 89-67
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 81-85
Brose Bamberg vs. Valencia Basket 83-82

November 18, 2017 - Round 8 MVP: Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens

nick calathesPanathinaikos Superfoods Athens point guard Nick Calathes flirted with history on Thursday in Istanbul, barely missing a triple-double, but his clutch performance not only netted the Greens a thrilling road win, but also earned him the MVP of the Round honors. In an 81-82 road win over Anadolu Efes, Calathes set career highs with 29 points and a performance index rating of 42. That was not only the highest index rating of Round 8, but also a new high in the 2017-18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. Calathes rose to the occasion with 13 fourth-quarter points, including the go-ahead triple in the final minute. He also dished 10 assists and pulled down 9 rebounds, coming 1 rebound shy of what would have been just the third triple-double in competition history, not to mention the first since 2006. In his memorable performance, Calathes shot 7-of-13 on two-pointers, 3-of-4 on threes, and 6-for-8 from the free throw line. Read more here.

November 16, 2017 - Round 8

The second of five double-round weeks in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague unfolds on Thursday and Friday as the winners from earlier in the week look to keep their momentum while the losers aim to avoid two defeats in a row. Three games reaching overtime marked the Round 7 dramatics, so with 48 hours to turn around and play again, expect the thrills to continue in Round 8. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv won on the road for the first time since opening night by hanging on to beat Khimki Moscow Region 69-77 at Mytishchi Arena on Thursday.

Here is the schedule for Round 8:

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 85-59
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Valencia Basket 89-71
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Brose Bamberg 71-62
CSKA Moscow vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 93-95
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 77-97
Real Madrid vs. Unicaja Malaga 89-57
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 69-77
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 81-82

November 16, 2017 - Round 7 MVP: Errick McCollum, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

errick mccollumOne of the finest shooting performances in recent years turned into something extra for Errick McCollum of Anadolu Efes Istanbul, whose hot hand not only led his team to a huge road win, but also earn him the MVP honor for Round 7. McCollum made his seventh Turkish Airlines EuroLeague a memorable one, scoring 31 points on 8-for-11 three-point shooting in a resounding 72-92 win over host Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. McCollum's point total was the highest in a EuroLeague game this season and his 8 three-pointers made were the most in the competition in three years. The Efes guard caught fire early, making his first 6 threes before halftime. He also had 4 rebounds and 3 assists on the way to a performance index rating of 33 in 27 minutes off the bench. McCollum follows Vladimir Stimac as the second straight MVP of the Round from Efes. the second-best performance of the round belonged to Jeff Brooks of Unicaja Malaga, whose PIR of 29 couldn't prevent his team from losing an overtime thriller against visiting Zalgiris Kaunas on the last shot. Read more here.

November 14, 2017 - Round 7

November’s first two-round week starts with Round 7 and will feature a rematch from the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game between Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul and Olympiacos Piraeus. Elsewhere, Alex Tyus and DeShaun Thomas of Maccabi FOX will welcome their former team, Anadolu Efes Istanbul, to Tel Aviv, and in a clash of Spanish League foes, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz hosts Real Madrid and Coach Pablo Laso, who played for his opponent in the past.

Here is the schedule for Round 7:

Valencia Basket vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 98-103
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 83-90
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. CSKA Moscow 59-85
Brose Bamberg vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 84-81
Unicaja Malaga vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 83-85
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Khimki Moscow Region 93-65
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Anadolu Efes 72-92
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Real Madrid 105-75

November 11, 2017 - Round 6 MVP: Vladimir Stimac, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

vladimir stimacWith Anadolu Efes Istanbul sitting at the bottom of the standings as the only winless team left in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague standings, veteran center Vladimir Stimac stopped that trend cold with a career-high performance that not only helped his team register its first victory of the season, but also earned the MVP of the Round honor for the first time ever. Stimac starred in an impressive 85-89 road win over FC Barcelona Lassa, accumulating a career-high performance index rating of 29, the best among players on winning teams in Round 6. The veteran center also matched his career-best by scoring 22 points, as he was near perfect from the floor, shooting 9-for-10 from two-point range. He also pulled down 8 rebounds, had 2 steals and 1 block in 29 minutes on the floor. The only player with a better index rating in Round 6 was Luka Doncic of Real Madrid. In a losing effort against Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, Doncic scored 19 points to go with 6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 7 fouls drawn for a PIR of 30. Read more here.

November 9, 2017 - Round 6

The always hot derby of Athens is one of several must-see clashes in Round 6. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and Real Madrid will renew their rivalry on Thursday night before Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens faces Olympiacos Piraeus on Friday. Also of note, playmaker Thomas Heurtel of FC Barcelona Lassa will square off against his former side, Anadolu Efes Istanbul, and Brose Bamberg will welcome All-EuroLeague forward Nicolo Melli, who will face his former club for the first time since joining Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul.

Here is the schedule for Round 6:

Unicaja Malaga vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 79-65
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 62-70
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 91-90
Brose Bamberg vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 57-80
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Real Madrid 90-83
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 85-89
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 62-94
CSKA Moscow vs. Valencia Basket 94-67

November 4, 2017 - Round 5 MVP: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow

nando de coloIn a career full of outstanding performances, Nando De Colo outdid himself on Friday in guiding CSKA Moscow to victory and becoming the MVP for Round 5 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. De Colo had a double-double of 25 points and 10 assists while pacing his team to a 94-91 home win over Zalgiris Kaunas. Combined with his near-perfect shooting, 3 rebounds, 8 fouls drawn, a steal and safe ball-handling, De Colo amassed a performance index rating of 37, the highest of his 107-game EuroLeague career. What's more, his 11th MVP of the Round award allowed De Colo to surpass EuroLeague Legend Mirsad Turkcan, who had 10 in his career, for a new record. The same game in Moscow provided for second- and third-best performances of the week, as well. De Colo's teammate Will Clyburn accumulated an index rating of 34, second highest of the week and the best of his career. Read more here.

November 2, 2017 - Round 5

Several big returns take place in Round 5, with a former head coach back on the same bench, a former captain visiting his old home floor, and a former leading scorer back to challenge his ex-teammates. There are also a few ties up and down the standings to be broken as teams jockey for position in a shifting table heading into the thick of the calendar. With five games on Thursday and three on Friday, competitiveness is guaranteed in Round 5.

Here is the schedule for Round 5:

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 73-51
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 85-84
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Unicaja Malaga 74-79
Real Madrid vs. Khimki Moscow Region 80-86
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 79-68
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Valencia Basket 79-66
CSKA Moscow vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 94-91
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Brose Bamberg 69-75

October 30, 2017 - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP for October: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid

luka doncicTo continue calling him a rising star, even if he is just 18 years old, is suddenly out of date, behind the times, so last spring! In a few short weeks, superstardom has arrived in a shower of fireworks for Luka Doncic, who is Euroleague Basketball's choice by acclamation as MVP for October in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. With more responsibility on his shoulders at a younger age than any player in memory, Doncic made sure that injury-riddled Real Madrid finished October as one of just two EuroLeague teams unbeaten through four rounds of play - and he did so in breathtaking fashion. Among his feats this month, Doncic posted the highest performance index rating, 129, through four games of any EuroLeague player since 2000. His 96 points also matched the most this decade in a season's first four games. In Madrid's first win, he broke his previous best scoring total by 10 points; in the last two, he matched that new career high and exceeded it by a point. Read more here.

October 28, 2017 - Round 4 MVP: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid

luka doncicFor the second time in a row and the sixth occasion since December, Real Madrid whiz kid Luka Doncic is the MVP of the Round after inspiring his team to its latest impressive victory. The 18-year-old guard scored a career-high 28 points during Madrid's resounding 66-87 victory at Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday night, which allowed the Spanish giant to reach the end of Round 4 as one of only two unbeaten teams in the competition. Doncic achieved his feat in just 27 minutes on the floor, with 24 of his points coming after halftime. He converted 9 of his 13 field goal attempts (5 of 7 two-pointers and 4 of 6 shots from behind the arc) along with all 6 of his free throws. Doncic also pulled in 9 rebounds and dished 4 assists for a personal index rating of 35 – the highest of all players in Round 4. This is the second time the precocious Doncic has won back-to-back MVP honors in his short career, and he also becomes the first player to win two MVP awards in the same week, having also taken the prize following Round 3's games on Tuesday and Wednesday. Read more here.

October 26, 2017 - Round 4

Just 48 hours after their previous Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games, the teams are back for Round 4. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens hosts Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul in a repeat of last season’s playoffs, which saw Fenerbahce make history by sweeping the series despite not having home-court advantage. It will be interesting for forward Jonah Bolden when he visits Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv; Bolden was originally signed to play for Zvezda this season. And in an All-Spanish League contest, Valencia Basket faces Unicaja Malaga in a repeat of last season’s 7DAYS EuroCup Finals.

Here is the schedule for Round 4:

Valencia Basket vs. Unicaja Malaga 91-53
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 70-68
Brose Bamberg vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 78-72
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. CSKA Moscow 80-98
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Real Madrid 66-87
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Khimki Moscow Region 92-75
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 78-74
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 87-84

October 26, 2017 - Round 3 MVP: Luka Doncic, Real Madrid

luka doncicTeenage superstar Luka Doncic is making sure that his injury-depleted Real Madrid does not miss a beat. Doncic unfurled the best performance of his young career to help Madrid stay unbeaten by downing visiting AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 100-90 on Tuesday, and in the process earned himself the MVP of Round 3 honor. Doncic set his career high with a performance index rating of 41, which is tied for second-most by any Real Madrid player this century! He also matching his career high of 27 points, which he first set on the opening night less than two weeks ago. Doncic scored 12 points during a 20-0 third-quarter run that gave Madrid the lead for good. He finished the game shooting 5 of 9 for two points, 2 for 5 from three-point distance, and 11 of 12 from the free throw line. He also pulled down 8 rebounds, dished 5 assists, had 3 steals and drew 10 personal fouls while not committing a single one of his own. This is the fifth time in his young career that Doncic has been MVP of the round. Read more here.

October 24, 2017 - Round 3

The first two-round week of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season arrives in Round 3. The games are split into four games on Tuesday and four more on Wednesday. All the teams will have quick turnarounds with Round 4 games on Thursday and Friday. The Round 3 opener will see Khimki Moscow Region’s Charles Jenkins welcome old friends when Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade visits. Wednesday starts with a repeat of the 2007 and 2009 championship games between CSKA Moscow and Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens followed by the first derby of the season with Fenerbahce Dogus and Anadolu Efes clashing in Istanbul.

Here is the schedule for Round 3:

Unicaja Malaga vs. Brose Bamberg 76-80
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 81-70
CSKA Moscow vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 81-63
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Valencia Basket 63-80
Real Madrid vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 101-90
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 68-69
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 85-78
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

October 21, 2017 - Round 2 MVP: Erick Green, Valencia Basket

erick greenIn Valencia Basket's first Turkish Airlines EuroLeague home game in four seasons, Erick Green did his best to help his new team get an all-important win, and in the process set a personal and a club all-time mark to earned his first-ever EuroLeague MVP of the Round award. In Valencia's 78-71 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Green had 24 points on 5-of-7 two-point shooting and 3-for-5 from long range. Green also collected 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 5 drawn fouls and accumulated a performance index rating of 33. That's not only the highest index rating of his EuroLeague career, but Green also broke a club EuroLeague record for the highest single-game performance index rating by a Valencia player in the competition. Read more here.

October 18, 2017 - Round 2

Six more sets of home fans will get to see their favorite teams in action in their own arenas for the first time this Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season in Round 2. The schedule is highlighted by the earliest meeting this century between the two teams with the most continental titles, respectively, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow. The only fans that still will not see their heroes up close after two rounds are those of champions Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul and Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Both are looking for first victories in their second consecutive games on the road, while Khimki Moscow Region and Olympiacos Piraeus try to stay perfect in second games at home. The eight games are evenly split between Thursday and Friday.

Here is the schedule for Round 2:

Valencia Basket vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 78-71
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Unicaja Malaga 80-75
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 85-77
Real Madrid vs. CSKA Moscow 82-69
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Brose Bamberg 93-83
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 74-68
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 86-92
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 90-82

October 14, 2017 - Round 1 MVP: Pierre Jackson, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

pierre jacksonMany stars shined brightly as the long-awaited start of the 2017-18 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season unfolded this week, but none did so more than Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv guard Pierre Jackson, who delivered a memorable opening night performance and earned his first MVP of the Round honor. In only his seventh EuroLeague appearance, and first since 2014, Jackson was nothing short of spectacular, flirting with a rare triple-double and setting several club and EuroLeague marks in Maccabi’s 71-88 road win at Brose Bamberg. Jackson posted 27 points, shooting 4-of-8 from two-point range, 5-for-5 from three-point land, and missed only one of his 5 free throw attempts. He also dished 9 assists, pulled down 7 rebounds, which along with 2 steals and 6 fouls drawn added up to a performance index rating of 41. Read more here.

October 12, 2017 - Round 1

The day basketball fans around the globe have waited all summer for is here! The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague returns Thursday with 10 teams active on opening night. Four of them will share the spotlight in two simultaneous tip-offs at 19:00 CET. Three more games will follow on Thursday before a trio of Friday night games wraps up Round 1. Only eight teams will survive the first round of action with a perfect record! Welcome back to Europe’s premier basketball competition, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague!

Here is the schedule for Round 1:

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 78-76
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Valencia Basket 75-70
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 98-71
Unicaja Malaga vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 68-67
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 75-64
CSKA Moscow vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 93-84
Brose Bamberg vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 71-88
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Real Madrid 74-88

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