About WoB Contact Us Link to Us Partner Sites They said about Us
Basketball History Hall of Fame Famous Coaches Famous Players
Naismith's Original Rules Basketball Rules NBA - FIBA Differences Referees Corner
EuroLeague EuroCup NBA Adriatic NLB League
Tapio Joulamo Alex Milic Nedim Grabovica Eric Zanzucchi Stories by our staff
Coach's Corner Youth Basketball Bob Carroll Steve Mergelsberg David Leman Joao Da Costa
Headlines News Archive
Advertise with Us Basketball Interviews Basketball Quotes Web Directories Live Scores

  Advertisement

euroleague tv


Home - Turkish Airlines EuroLeague  2018-19







  Turkish Airlines EuroLeague 2018-19 regular season



February 10, 2019 - Round 22 MVP: Krunoslav Simon, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

krunoslav simonA stellar performance by Krunoslav Simon paced Anadolu Efes Istanbul to an important victory that kept his team one step ahead of the opposition in the race for the fourth place in the standings, and in the process saw Simon earn MVP of Round 22 honors. Simon powered Efes to a 93-74 home win over Herbalife Gran Canaria, accumulating a performance index rating of 34, the second best of his seven EuroLeague seasons and the highest of any player this round. Simon set a new career-high by scoring 25 points, making 5 three-pointers on only one miss. He had a near-perfect shooting night, also making 3-of-3 two-point shots and 4-of-4 free throws, while also posting 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 5 drawn fouls. This is Simon’s second MVP of the Round honor, five years after his first. Read more here.





February 6, 2019 - Round 22

The last round before the bye week provides another series of scintillating showdowns, including a potential Final Four dress rehearsal and several teams fighting for their lives. Are you ready for the Final Four? Well, unfortunately, you'll have to wait a little longer because the showpiece finale to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season is still more than three months away. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 22:

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 90-78
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. FC Bayern Munich 76-68
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 85-66
CSKA Moscow vs. Real Madrid 82-78
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 78-72
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 65-64
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Khimki Moscow Region 90-98
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 93-74






February 2, 2019 - Round 21 MVP: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow

nando de coloNo player has been MVP of the Round in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague history more than Nando De Colo, and CSKA Moscow’s All-EuroLeague guard has done it once again in Round 21. De Colo was on fire as CSKA smashed Buducnost 99-69 on Friday night. A veteran of 155 EuroLeague games, he accumulated a career-high performance index rating of 38 by scoring 26 points, shooting 3-for-3 for two pointers, 4-of-8 three-pointers and all 8 free throws. He also collected 7 assists, 7 rebounds, had 1 steal and drew 7 fouls, earning his 14th MVP of the Round honor, which is four more than any player ever. De Colo was not the only player with a stellar performance this round. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens point guard Nick Calathes shined with 20 points, 13 assists and 8 rebounds in an 88-75 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul, accumulating this week’s second-best index rating, 35. Jeremy Evans of Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul had a PIR of 31, collecting 18 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks and 2 assists in a dramatic loss against Real Madrid. Read more here.





January 31, 2019 - Round 21

Playoff places and home-court advantage will be fought over in Round 21 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, which could see the league leader advance to the next stage with nine games still remaining. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul can become the first team to qualify for the playoffs by earning a road victory at FC Bayern Munich. The Turkish giant has enjoyed a superb season to surge clear at the top of the standings with an 18-2 record, and the dominance exerted by Zeljko Obradovic's men could be truly hammered home by advancing to the next stage with two months of the regular season still remaining. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 21:

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 104-106
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-75
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Real Madrid 82-86
CSKA Moscow vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 99-69
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 97-73
FC Bayern Munich vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 90-86
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 55-76
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 74-64






January 29, 2019 - MVP for January: Alex Tyus, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

alex tyusFor Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv to rise from 14th place to a share of the final playoff spot during the first month of 2019 required a great collective effort. The Maccabi player who was most consistent and remarkably efficient throughout the month, center AlexTyus, is Euroleague Basketball's choice as the MVP for January. Tyus is the last link on Maccabi's roster to the 2014 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague title team, and his desire to return to those glory days was evident throughout the team's January surge. Tyus was so focused that he made 26 of his 31 total two-point shot attempts for a remarkable field-goal accuracy rate of 83.9% in January. At the other end of the court, he was also aggressive enough to block 4 shots in a victory against CSKA Moscow that Maccabi fans may one day look back upon as a late-decade turning point for their team. Despite three of his teammates playing more minutes in January, Tyus led Maccabi in points (56), two-point shots made (26), blocks (7) and performance index rating (73) for the month. Read more here.





January 27, 2019 - Round 20 MVP: Angelo Caloiaro, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

angelo caloiaroMaccabi FOX Tel Aviv recorded its fourth consecutive Turkish Airlines EuroLeague victory on Thursday thanks in part to the outsized efforts of Angelo Caloiaro, whose performance earned him the MVP award for Round 20. Caloiaro led Maccabi to an 84-75 home win against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens with 20 points on 4-for-5 two-point, 2-for-4 three-point and 6-for-6 free throw shooting. He also pulled a career-high 11 rebounds – including 6 on offense – to record the first double-double of this, his rookie EuroLeague season. Caloiaro added 2 assists and 5 fouls drawn for a PIR of 33, the highest in Round 20. Toney Douglas of Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul came next with a PIR of 30 in his team's 80-75 home win against KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Douglas led Darussafaka with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. Anthony Randolph of Real Madrid and Mike James of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan each had a PIR of 28. Read more here.





January 24, 2019 - Round 20

Big names go head to head in Round 20 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, with a high-profile coaching duel among the big storylines to watch out for. Two of the most famous and respected coaches in the competition go head to head in a crunch contest in the opening game of Round 20, as Zeljko Obradovic's Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul extend a warm welcome to Olympiacos Piraeus and David Blatt. Both men, of course, are former EuroLeague champions and have high expectations for similar levels of success in the current campaign, with Fenerbahce sitting proudly atop the standings with a phenomenal 17-2 record. Olympiacos has its sights set on a top four finish, currently at 12-7 and one win behind Anadolu Efes Istanbul in fourth. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 20:

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. CSKA Moscow 76-84
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 75-70
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 80-75
Khimki Moscow Region vs. FC Bayern Munich 60-71
Real Madrid vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 92-84
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 80-70
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 84-75
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 90-75






January 18, 2019 - Round 19 MVP: Will Clyburn, CSKA Moscow

will clyburnWith his team badly needing a bounce-back victory, CSKA Moscow forward Will Clyburn stepped up to deliver a big performance that led CSKA to a 77-70 comeback win over FC Bayern Munich, and in the process earned Clyburn MVP of the Round honors. Clyburn posted a game-high 20 points, making 4-of-8 two-point shots, 2-of-5 three-pointers and hitting all 6 free throws. He also collected 8 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assists and drew 4 fouls for a performance index rating of 27, the highest among players on winning teams. It was also Clyburn’s 15th straight double-figures scoring game, and his first MVP of the Round honor in 88 EuroLeague games. The highest index rating of the round belonged to Mike James of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, who had a career-best PIR 34 in a loss against KRIOLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Read more here.





January 17, 2019 - Round 19

Round 19 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season offers another batch of exciting games, including a powerhouse seeking a return to winning ways and a number of games with direct consequences for the playoffs race. Two teams in Green will attempt to reignite their faltering push for the playoffs as Zalgiris Kaunas and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens go head to head in Lithuania. Both sides finished in the top eight last season but are struggling to replicate that achievement this time around, currently positioned in the lower half of the standings after a disappointing run of form hampered by injury problems. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 19:

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 80-75
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 82-69
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Real Madrid 73-60
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 82-68
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 64-82
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 99-83
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Khimki Moscow Region 71-57
CSKA Moscow vs. FC Bayern Munich 77-70






January 12, 2019 - Round 18 MVP: Marcelinho Huertas, Baskonia

marcelinho huertasWith his team shorthanded due to injuries and sickness, veteran point guard Marcelinho Huertas stepped up in a major way to lead KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to an 83-66 blowout of Herbalife Gran Canaria and earned the MVP of the Round 18 honor for his effort. Only once before in his 213 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games played did Huertas score more than the game-high 24 points he had on Friday, when he hit 5 of 9 two-point shots and 4 of 5 threes. He also dished a game-high 6 assists and collected 3 rebounds for a performance index rating of 29, the highest among players on winning teams this round. His highest PIR in five years gave Huertas his fourth MVP of the Round honor in nine seasons. Mike James of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan had a PIR 31, the highest of Round 18, but it came in a losing effort against FC Bayern Munich. Read more here.





January 11, 2019 - Round 18

The third of four action-packed nights of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games began Round 18 on Thursday with three games and as many wins for the home teams. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, Real Madrid and Anadolu Efes Istanbul all strengthened their cases for home-court advantage in the playoffs. Round 18 finishes with a flourish on Friday with five games, including two that are rematches from former EuroLeague championship games: CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and FC Barcelona Lassa vs Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 18:

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 79-68
FC Bayern Munich vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 93-87
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 75-74
CSKA Moscow vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 76-93
Real Madrid vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 94-78
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 83-66
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 78-61
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Khimki Moscow Region 81-72






January 10, 2019 - Round 17 MVP: Kostas Papanikolaou, Olympiacos Piraeus

kostas papanikolaouNot only did Olympiacos Piraeus grab a 91-87 overtime victory against KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in a thriller on Tuesday, but veteran forward Kostas Papanikolaou earned himself the MVP honor with a performance index rating of 31, the best among players on winning teams in Round 17. Papanikolaou finished with 22 points, his career high in 192 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games. He hit 6 of 7 three-point shots – one of them to force overtime with 3.7 seconds left – and downed 4 of 4 free throws to go with 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks and 1 steal. His PIR of 31 was the second-highest in his career, and he became MVP of the Round for the second time after earning his first such honor in 2013. Mike James of AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan had the highest PIR of this round but his team lost at home, 85-90, to FC Barcelona Lassa. James had 20 points, 8 assists, 7 rebounds and 2 steals for a PIR of 33. Read more here.





January 8, 2019 - Round 17

The two-round week for January got underway with great drama on Tuesday with two games going to overtime and two road wins, including a defensive masterpiece. Khimki Moscow Region and Olympiacos Piraeus needed more than 40 minutes to secure victories, while Anadolu Efes Istanbul went on the road and held Zalgiris Kaunas to just 58 points. Real Madrid also captured a Tuesday road win. Round 18 wraps with four games on Wednesday before the teams hop into action on Thursday with the start of Round 18. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 17:

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 85-90
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 81-76
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. FC Bayern Munich 77-67
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. CSKA Moscow 65-80
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Real Madrid 67-75
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 91-87
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 58-79
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 84-78






January 6, 2019 - Round 16 MVP: Nikola Milutinov, Olympiacos Piraeus

nikola milutinovOlympiacos Piraeus not only aced the Greek derby against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in Round 16 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, but one of its stars, center Nikola Milutinov, earned the MVP of the Round honor for the third time this season. Milutinov dominated with 18 points, 18 rebounds and a career-high performance index rating of 41 as Olympiacos topped its archrival 79-65 on Friday. His rebounds total established a new Olympiacos record in the team's 443 EuroLeague games played this century, and his 13 defensive boards matched the EuroLeague's high since 2015. Milutinov downed 5 of 8 two-point shots and 8 of 10 free throws while drawing 11 fouls for what was the third-highest PIR of the EuroLeague season so far. Milutinov was previously MVP in Round 2 and Round 13 this season. Gustavo Ayon of Real Madrid and Goga Bitadze of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica followed Milutinov with PIRs of 31 in Round 16. Read more here.





January 3, 2019 - Round 16

The new year arrives in style with a batch of big games as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season enters its second half, including an intense local derby and confident road warriors attempting to topple the leaders. New Panathinaikos OPAP Athens coach Rick Pitino was gushing in his admiration of the atmosphere created by his team's fans during last week's memorable EuroLeague debut victory over CSKA Moscow. Well, as the song says: Rick, you ain't seen nothing yet. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 16:

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 97-65
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 79-65
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. CSKA Moscow 79-84
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 96-87
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Khimki Moscow Region 70-99
Real Madrid vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 91-79
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 111-94
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. FC Bayern Munich 92-77






January 1, 2019 - MVP of December: Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

jan veselyAs an All-EuroLeague First Team selection at the peak of his game on a team in first place coming off an undefeated month, Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul was the natural choice as Euroleague Basketball's MVP for the month of December. Vesely dominated in the paint to the tune of 16.6 points on 68.9 shooting plus 7.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals in December. He posted an average performance index rating of 23.6, which led all EuroLeague players for the month. With the 28-year-old as the focal point, Fenerbahce, which started December tied for first place, roared to a 14-1 record and opened up a two-win lead over its closest competitors – Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow – both of which Vesely and co. defeated during the month. Read more here.





December 30, 2018 - Round 15 MVP: Johnny O'Bryant, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

johnny o'bryantWith his team badly needing a win to end the first half of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv big man Johnny O'Bryant came up with a masterful performance in a thrilling 94-92 win over visiting AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, earning his first MVP of the Round honor. The first year forward accumulated a performance index rating 44 by scoring 32 points, making 5-for-8 two-point shots, and sinking 5-of-7 three-pointers. He also had 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block and 10 drawn fouls. His 44 PIR was the league's highest in more than three years, and the third-highest by a Maccabi player in its 408 EuroLeague games this century. O’Bryant’s 32 points was more than any Maccabi player has scored since 2007, and no EuroLeague forward or center had scored as much since 2015. CSKA Moscow forward Will Clyburn accumulated a PIR of 33, the second highest of the round. Read more here.





December 27, 2018 - Round 15

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season reaches its midway point with a must-watch showdown as the last two champions go head to head, and there will also be emotional reunions for a pair of coaches. There could be no better way to bring the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season to its midway point than a head-to-head showdown between the top two teams, which also happens to be a rematch of last season's championship game and a meeting of the last two champions. League-leading Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul has a 10-game winning run to protect on Friday, but visiting champs Real Madrid know that victory would provide a share of first place. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 15:

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 73-66
FC Bayern Munich vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 93-88
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. CSKA Moscow 96-84
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Real Madrid 65-63
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 80-65
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 94-92
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 79-75
Khimki Moscow Region vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 77-85






December 23, 2018 - Round 14 MVP: Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus

vassilis spanoulisA Turkish Airlines EuroLeague legend proved his greatness once again, as Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus reached Regular Season Round 14 MVP honors. Spanoulis not only led Olympiacos to a convincing 98-77 win against Herbalife Gran Canaria, but also finished the game with a performance index rating of 31, the best in Round 14. Spanoulis came off the bench to score 21 points in as many minutes, hitting 3-of-4 two-point shots, 4-of-5 three-pointers and 3-of-3 free throws. He added 4 rebounds, 8 assists, a steal and 3 fouls drawn. Spanoulis became the second Olympiacos player to earn MVP honors this week – Nikola Milutinov was the Round 13 MVP with a PIR of 36 in a win against FC Barcelona Lassa. Spanoulis, a three-time Final Four MVP, was chosen as a MVP of the Round for the eighth time in his career, tying for third place with Ioannis Bourousis and Luka Doncic in the all-time standings. Read more here.





December 20, 2018 - Round 14

Round 14 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season started Thursday marking the third straight day of action during the two-game week for December. Among the first four games, some of the top teams of the decade – CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce BEKO Istanbul and Olympiacos Piraeus – cruised to blowout wins. Among Friday's four games are the visit of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv to Zalgiris Kaunas and Sarunas Jasikevicius, who led Maccabi to back-to-back EuroLeague crowns in 2004 and 2005, and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens welcoming back star guard Mike James when he visits with AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 14:

FC Bayern Munich vs. Real Madrid 72-82
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 83-86
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 80-73
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 85-84
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 70-77
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 98-77
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 65-89
CSKA Moscow vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 102-84






December 20, 2018 - Round 13 MVP: Nikola Milutinov, Olympiacos Piraeus

nikola milutinovOlympiacos Piraeus claimed its fifth win in six games with a powerful 60-69 road triumph at FC Barcelona Lassa on Tuesday, and the inspiration for the Greek giant's success was Nikola Milutinov, who has been rewarded with the MVP award for Round 13. Milutinov was an unstoppable force, registering a huge double-double of 18 points and a career-best 14 rebounds, including 7 offensive boards. The Olympiacos big man also had 2 blocks, 1 assist, 1 steal and 8 fouls drawn for a performance index rating of 36, his new career high and the best of all players in Round 13. After also taking the MVP honor in Round 2, he joins Gustavo Ayon of Real Madrid and Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region in winning the award twice this season. The next-best player was another high-flying big man, Jan Vesely, who registered a PIR of 33 as Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul stayed top of the table with a comeback home win over CSKA Moscow. Read more here.





December 17, 2018 - Round 13

The last double-round week of the year promises plenty of exciting action, starting with a pre-holiday firecracker between two powerhouses on Tuesday. The latest double-round week starts with a bang on Tuesday as league leader Fenerbahce Istanbul welcomes joint-second CSKA Moscow for a big Round 13 battle. Fenerbahce has pulled a game clear of everyone else by stringing together an eight-game unbeaten run, and will look to double its advantage over CSKA by claiming victory from a match-up that has provided thrilling finishes in recent years, including an ice cool buzzer-beating game winner by Nando De Colo in last season's Istanbul date. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 13:

Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 89-68
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. FC Bayern Munich 78-80
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Khimki Moscow Region 79-63
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 71-75
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 71-84
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 60-69
Fenerbahce BEKO Istanbul vs. CSKA Moscow 79-75
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 106-68






December 15, 2018 - Round 12 MVP: Derrick Williams, FC Bayern Munich

derrick williamsWith the best performance of his brief Turkish Airlines EuroLeague career, FC Bayern Munich forward Derrick Williams not only made the difference in his team's dramatic 88-84 win over Zalgiris Kaunas, but in the process earned the MVP honor for Round 12. Williams's 27 points and performance index rating of 35 were personal bests for the 27-year-old EuroLeague newcomer, and both marks rank second in Bayern's 56-game EuroLeague history. In his usual role off the bench, Williams shot 7-for-10 on two-pointers and 3-for-5 behind the arc, while making all 4 of his free throw attempts. He also posted a team-high 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals, too. His effort lifted Bayern to a 6-6 record and a tie for sixth place in the standings. Round 10's second-best index rating, 33, came from the same game and belonged to Zalgiris center Brandon Davies, who collected 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assist, 2 blocks and drew 7 fouls. Read more here.





December 13, 2018 - Round 12

Round 12 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is ready to deliver a world-famous rivalry, a local derby and much more – including an important message for all fans, whichever teams they support. One of the greatest sporting rivalries in world sport takes center stage this week as FC Barcelona Lassa travels to face archival Real Madrid in the Spanish capital on Thursday. The game comes at a delicate time for Barcelona, which has dropped two games in a row and three of its last four to lose the momentum which had been generated by a five-game winning run. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 12:

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 95-85
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 75-67
FC Bayern Munich vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 88-84
Real Madrid vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 92-65
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 79-81
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-81
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 92-85
CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow 88-74






December 8, 2018 - Round 11 MVP: Gustavo Ayon, Real Madrid

gustavo ayonGustavo Ayon delivered a magnificent all-round performance to lead Real Madrid to a comeback victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Friday night. Ayon scored 20 points on 10-of-11 two-point shooting, including 8 points in the fourth quarter as Madrid overturned a 15-point deficit to win 82-84. He completed a double-double with 11 rebounds, and also added 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocked shots for a PIR of 34, earning the MVP of the Round award. Coming a close second was Ayon’s direct opponent Adrien Moerman, who amassed a PIR of 33 after scoring 18 points for Efes on 5-of-6 two-point shooting and 3-of-4 three-pointers, as well as 10 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist and 1 blocked shot. Another losing player registered the third best performance of the week, with AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan big man Arturas Gudaitis claiming a huge double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds – including 10 offensive boards – for a performance index rating of 32 in his team’s home defeat to Herbalife Gran Canaria. Read more here.





December 6, 2018 - Round 11

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season has reached the third-way point and the standings are taking shape, but several teams will be looking to make moves into better positions this week. Starting where the action will finish, Round 11 comes to a close with a cracker on Friday night in the Greek capital with Panathinaikos OPAP Athens seeking to maintain its strong home form against a formidable opponent in the shape of Fenerbahce Istanbul, which has climbed to a share of first place in the standings with a run of six consecutive victories. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 11:

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 69-81
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow 76-73
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Real Madrid 82-84
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 86-94
FC Bayern Munich vs. Khimki Moscow Region 72-65
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 83-75
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 67-64
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 71-73






December 4, 2018 - MVP of November: Vasilije Micic, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

vasilije micicHe had come off the bench in more than 80% of his 67 previous Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games. But when Vasilije Micic was called on to start throughout November for Anadolu Efes Istanbul, he rose to the occasion, leading his fourth EuroLeague club on a five-game winning streak. For his pivotal role in catapulting Efes, last season's worst team, into a share of third place after 10 rounds of this one, Micic is Euroleague Basketball's choice as MVP of November. The 24-year-old guard led his team in scoring, assists or both in all six November games, of which Efes won five and lost the other by a single point on the road. Micic would finish the month with 35 assists, more than all but two other EuroLeague players, and a performance index rating of 107, which ranked him fifth in the competition over those six games. Read more here.





December 2, 2018 - Round 10 MVP: Zach LeDay, Olympiacos Piraeus

zach ledayA stunning individual performance helped Olympiacos Piraeus beat visiting Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 92-70 on Friday and marched forward Zach Leday to the Round 10 MVP honor. LeDay piled up 28 points and 8 rebounds while shooting 7-for-8 inside the arc, 2-for-3 from three-point range and 8-for-9 from the free throw line. He also had 2 steals and 1 assist while drawing 8 fouls in just 21 minutes and 16 seconds on the court. His performance index rating of 42 was a club record for Olympiacos this century and matched the EuroLeague's best in the last two years. Until LeDay did it, no EuroLeague player had ever posted a PIR of 42 or higher in fewer than 26 minutes. The second-best performance of Round 10 belonged to Brandon Davies, who led Zalgiris to its first home win, 83-78 over AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Davies had career highs of 27 points, 11 two-pointers made and 4 assists. He also pulled down 10 rebounds. Read more here.





November 29, 2018 - Round 10

Round 10 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season is headlined by a high-powered battle between two high flyers in a repeat of last season's semifinal. Until the end of last week, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow were both sitting pretty with unbeaten records at the top of the standings; by the end of this week, one of them will have lost two in a row. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 10:

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 65-84
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 96-85
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 76-68
Real Madrid vs. CSKA Moscow 88-93
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. FC Bayern Munich 95-71
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 92-70
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 83-78
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 71-75






November 25, 2018 - Round 9 MVP: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region

alexey shvedAlexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region proved to be the player with the highest performance index rating on a winning team in Round 9 the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season, earning him the MVP of the Round honor for the second time in 48 hours. Shved led Khimki to a 83-84 road win against Zalgiris Kaunas with a PIR of 32. He finished the game with 25 points on 5-for-8 two-point, 3-for-10 three-point and 6-for-7 free-throw shooting. He added 10 assists, 4 steals – matching his career high – 2 rebounds, 1 block and 7 fouls drawn. Having also won the award in Round 8, Shved is the first player to earn back-to-back MVP of the Round honors this season. Brandon Davies of Zalgiris had the highest PIR in Round 9 but could not lead his team to victory. Davies had 23 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists and 12 fouls drawn against Khimki for a PIR of 39 in a losing effort. Keith Langford of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens had a PIR of 35, but his team lost at KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Read more here.





November 22, 2018 - Round 9

Here is the schedule for Round 9:

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 90-80
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. CSKA Moscow 93-92
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 86-77
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Khimki Moscow Region 83-84
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. FC Bayern Munich 74-89
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 70-74
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Real Madrid 88-83
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88-93






November 22, 2018 - Round 8 MVP: Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region

alexey shvedWith his team in early must-win mode, Alexey Shved returned from illness to lead Khimki Moscow Region to an 85-69 win over Buducnost VOLI Podgorica and, in the process, earn the MVP honor for Round 8 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. Shved netted 22 points spurred by 4-for-9 three-point shooting and dished 7 assists. Shved shattered his personal best with 7 rebounds, and also had a steal and 5 fouls drawn for a performance index rating of 30. It is Shved's first MVP honor this season and the fifth of his career. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz center Vincent Poirier had the same index rating of 30, but in a losing effort against AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Poirier collected 18 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block. Two CSKA Moscow teammates, Will Clyburn and Sergio Rodriguez, had PIRs of 27 in an overtime win against Zalgiris Kaunas. Read more here.





November 20, 2018 - Round 8

The second double-round week of the season will see two newly appointed coaches looking to make an immediate impact and much more…check out five storylines to follow this week in Rounds 8 and 9 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season. One team with a particularly pressing need for a pair of positive games this week is Olympiacos Piraeus, which has lost its last three games and four of its last five to drop to a 3-4 record. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 8:

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 93-90
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 76-70
CSKA Moscow vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 99-97
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 85-69
Real Madrid vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 89-76
FC Bayern Munich vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 62-72
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 100-79
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 90-77






November 18, 2018 - Round 7 MVP: Eulis Baez, Herbalife Gran Canaria

eulis baezA 36-year-old Turkish Airlines EuroLeague rookie became the competition's oldest MVP of the Round honoree in more than 14 years when Eulis Baez led Herbalife Gran Canaria to 84-78 victory over visiting Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv on Friday. Baez scored 13 of his 16 points after halftime, making 4 of 6 two-point shots and 8 of 9 free throws. He also had a club EuroLeague record 10 rebounds, along with 4 assists, 1 steal, 1 block and 7 fouls drawn. His performance index rating of 32, the most by a Gran Canaria player yet, was also the highest of all EuroLeague players in Round 7. Baez is the oldest player to earn the honor since Arvydas Sabonis, who did so at age 39 in 2004. Two players behind Baez set new career highs with index ratings of 31 in Round 7: Edwin Jackson of Buducnost VOLI Podgorica and Aaron White of Zalgiris Kaunas. Read more here.





November 15, 2018 - Round 7

Round 7 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season started with four exciting games on Thursday, of which three came down to the final minute and one was decided in the closing seconds! The action saw a pair of road winners, including Fenerbahce Istanbul over Olympiacos Piraeus in a rematch of the 2017 championship game, while Buducnost VOLI Podgorica set a EuroLeague record for three-pointers in collecting its first win of the season. Four more games bring more thrills on Friday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 7:

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 84-78
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 85-88
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 78-62
Real Madrid vs. Khimki Moscow Region 79-74
FC Bayern Munich vs. CSKA Moscow 79-93
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 72-73
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 99-84
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 92-98






November 10, 2018 - Round 6 MVP: Cory Higgins, CSKA Moscow

cory higginsCSKA Moscow remained one of two undefeated teams on the season, and Cory Higgins was instrumental as the team rallied in the second half and picked up a 85-90 road win at AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan on Thursday night, in the process earning Higgins the MVP of the Round 6 honor. Higgins scored 10 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter. He made 6-of-8 two-pointers, 1-of-3 three-pointers and all 8 free throws, while adding 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals and 7 drawn fouls to his tally. His performance index rating of 28 was the highest of players on winning teams in Round 6. The highest PIR this week, 34, belonged to Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos Piraeus. In a loss at the hands of arch-rival Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, Printezis scored 26 points, had 4 rebounds, 3 assists and drew 6 fouls. Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region had a PIR of 28, like Higgins, but Khimki lost at home against FC Barcelona Lassa. Read more here.





November 8, 2018 - Round 6

Two teams remain unbeaten in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, but CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid both face tough tests on the road in a Round 6 schedule that also contains the always-exciting derby of Athens. Let's look forward to the best of the action. A big battle at the top of the standings will take place on Thursday evening in Italy, where AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan (4-1) will look for a fourth successive victory when it takes on undefeated CSKA Moscow. Milan has certainly been giving its fans plenty of excitement this season, winning its last two games in the dying seconds by identical scorelines (81-80) thanks to heroic interventions from Mike James, who has now scored last-gasp winning baskets in four of his last eight regular season games. Victories like those breed a huge amount of confidence, and Milan will fancy its chances of ending CSKA's perfect record this week.

Here is the schedule for Round 6:

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 72-74
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 93-80
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 60-72
Khimki Moscow Region vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 80-87
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 90-94
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. CSKA Moscow 85-90
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Real Madrid 66-87
FC Bayern Munich vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbu 116-70






November 4, 2018 - Round 5 MVP: Gustavo Ayon, Real Madrid

gustavo ayonReal Madrid needed to come back from a double-digit deficit in a tough road venue on Friday night, and its big man Gustavo Ayon had a big all-around performance to help the reigning champs do just that. Madrid remained perfect on the season with a come-from-behind 79-90 road win over Zalgiris Kaunas and in the process Ayon earned the MVP honor for Round 5. He scored 13 points on 4-for-5 two-pointers and 5-of-8 from a free throw line. He also pulled down 10 rebounds, dished 4 assists, had 3 steals and a block, while drawing 8 fouls and accumulating a performance index rating of 30. It is Ayon’s highest PIR since Round 1 of last season, and the fifth MVP of the Round award of his EuroLeague career. Will Clyburn of CSKA Moscow had an index rating of 29, second best in this round. In a win over Olympiacos Piraeus, Clyburn had 17 points, 9 rebounds, a career-high 4 steals, 1 assists, 1 block and 7 fouls drawn. Read more here.





November 1, 2018 - Round 5

November roars into action with another set of fantastic games in Round 5 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, including the competition’s only two unbeaten teams facing severe challenges. Here are five big things to watch for in Round 5. There could not be a more exciting start to the week as two heavyweights go into battle: CSKA Moscow (4-0) against Olympiacos Piraeus (3-1) in the Russian capital. There have, of course, been plenty of memorable encounters between the two teams in recent years, although CSKA would prefer not to remember its quartet of Final Four losses to the Reds, including a last-second loss in the 2012 championship game. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 5:

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 81-80
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 82-56
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Real Madrid 79-90
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 67-72
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 87-72
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 74-58
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. FC Bayern Munich 88-84
CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 69-65






October 30, 2018 - MVP for October: Walter Tavares, Real Madrid

walter tavaresOn a team known for its prolific offense, a defensive ace stood tallest in the first month of the season, which is why Walter "Edy" Tavares of Real Madrid is Euroleague Basketball's choice as MVP for October in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. The 2.20-meter center was Madrid's anchor throughout a perfect 4-0 run in October, when the team's 386 points were the most ever collected in the season's first month. Tavares scored his fair share, averaging 10.3 points by making 72.7% of his two-pointers and 77.8% of his free throws. But it was his defense that shined as he ripped 9.5 rebounds and made 3.0 blocks per game, both of which rank him first among all EuroLeague players. Added up, his numbers gave Tavares a 19.5 performance index rating, sixth-best in the competition, while on a per-minute basis, he was third with a prorated PIR of 35.4 over 40 minutes. Read more here.





October 27, 2018 - Round 4 MVP: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow

nando de coloThere were many outstanding individual performances in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 4 but the best on a winning effort belonged to Nando De Colo of CSKA Moscow, who led his team to a 91-106 road win against Herbalife Gran Canaria with a PIR of 27. De Colo finished the game with 22 points on 5-of-6 two-point shots, 2-of-6 three-pointers and 6-of-7 free throws. He added 2 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals – tying his career-high – and 4 fouls drawn for a PIR of 27. The best individual performance belonged to Jan Vesely but his team, Fenerbahce Istanbul, lost against Anadolu Efes Istanbul, 89-83. Vesely had 24 points on 10-of-12 two-point shots, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for a PIR of 36, matching his career-high. Jordan Mickey of Khimki Moscow Region had a PIR of 32 in a losing effort against AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Read more here.





October 26, 2018 - Round 4

Round 4 opened with five games on Thursday and will conclude with three more Friday contests. All the games on Thursday went to the home team. Anadolu Efes won the first Istanbul derby of the season and handed Fenerbahce its first loss. Olympiacos Piraeus bounced back from a home loss as Coach David Blatt bested the team he won the 2014 EuroLeague with. The closest game was in the fashion capital, where AX Armani Exchange Emporio Milan needed Mike James's 3 free throws with 3.3 seconds remaining to edge Khimki Moscow Region. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 4:

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. CSKA Moscow 91-106
FC Bayern Munich vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 77-71
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 83-87
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 71-79
Real Madrid vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 89-55
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Khimki Moscow Region 81-80
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 88-80
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 89-83






October 20, 2018 - Round 3 co-MVPs: Scottie Wilbekin, Maccabi and Rodrigue Beaubois, Efes

scottie wilbekinTwo talented guards on new teams, Scottie Wilbekin of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv and Rodrigue Beaubois of Anadolu Efes Istanbul, sparked key road wins to earn themselves a share of the MVP honor for Round 3. Wilbekin excelled in Maccabi's 68-78 win at Buducnost VOLI Podgorica on Thursday, scoring a career-high 28 points on 4-of-5 two-point shooting and 6-of-11 from long range. He also dished 4 assists and collected 5 rebounds for a PIR of 30, another personal best. Beaubois poured in 26 points and had 4 assists, including the last one for a game-winning buzzer-beater, as Efes topped host Khimki Moscow Region by 84-85 on Friday. His 10-for-12 free throw shooting helped him to the same 30 PIR, his best in 76 career games. Read more here.





October 18, 2018 - Round 3

The action continued on Thursday with the third of four consecutive days with four Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games on then slate. After Tuesday and Wednesday brought the games of Round 2, Thursday featured the first four in Round 3. On Thursday, CSKA Moscow became the first team to three wins, while FC Barcelona Lassa and Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv collected their first victories of the season and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens had its best scoring night in more than a decade. Friday brings four more games, including a clash between Final Four teams Zalgis Kaunas and Fenerbahce Istanbul. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 3:

Real Madrid vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 97-79
Olympiacos Piraeus vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 75-99
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul 75-82
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 84-85
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. FC Bayern Munich 83-73
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 102-87
CSKA Moscow vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 79-75
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 68-78






October 18, 2018 - Round 2 co-MVPs: Nikola Milutinov, Olympiacos and Anthony Randolph, Madrid

nikola milutinovA pair of dominant performances by big men on the road earned co-MVP honors for Round 2 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season for Olympiacos Piraeus center Nikola Milutinov and Real Madrid forward Anthony Randolph. Milutinov led the Reds to an 80-85 road win at KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz with career-highs of 23 points and a performance index rating of 33. He made 9 of 13 two-pointers and 5 of 6 free throws to go with 11 rebounds and 2 steals. Randolph produced 25 and 11 boards as Los Blancos took out AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 85-91 in comeback fashion. Randolph made 5 of 8 two-point shots and 3 of 4 three-pointers to match Milutinov with a 33 index rating. Both edged CSKA Moscow star Nando De Colo and Madrid playmaker Facu Campazzo, who had PIRs of 32 each in Round 2. Read more here.





October 16, 2018 - Round 2

The new Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season has only just begun, but now it's time for the intensity to step up another few levels with the first double week of the season, featuring Round 2 on Tuesday and Wednesday and immediately followed by Round 3 on Thursday and Friday. A lot will happen over the course of the week, with 16 games that could end up making all the difference in playoffs races and home-court advantage by the end of the season. In the blink of an eye, some teams will be celebrating a 3-0 start to the season and feeling great about themselves, while others could be staring at a 0-3 record and teetering on the brink of crisis.

Here is the schedule for Round 2:

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 80-85
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Real Madrid 85-91
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Khimki Moscow Region 93-85
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 79-93
Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 87-86
FC Bayern Munich vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 80-79
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. CSKA Moscow 86-89
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica 71-63





October 13, 2018 - Round 1 MVP: Jan Vesely, Fenerbahce Istanbul

jan veselyAfter earning All-EuroLeague first team honors for the second time last season, Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Istanbul has started the 2018-19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season in style, taking the Regular Season Round 1 MVP award with a PIR of 34. Vesely recorded a double-double as Fenerbahce spoiled Herbalife Gran Canaria's EuroLeague debut, 97-72. He had 19 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists in under 22 minutes on a near-perfect shooting performance. He made 7 of 8 two-point shots and 5 of 5 free throws. His 34 PIR was his second-best in 175 EuroLeague games. Read more here.





October 11, 2018 - Round 1

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is back! With fans all over the continent looking forward to everything that the next few months have in store, let's take a look at five of the biggest stories ahead of Regular Season Round 1. One of the highlights of the opening week comes with a now-traditional meeting of champions, with last season's EuroLeague and EuroCup winners going head to head. Although the expectation might be for EuroLeague champ Real Madrid to triumph at home against Darussafaka Tefken Istanbul, history suggests the Spanish giants might not have it quite so easy: last season saw Unicaja Malaga upset the odds by overcoming Fenerbahce Istanbul in a 68-67 thriller, while the previous year saw Galatasaray push CSKA Moscow hard before a big fourth quarter allowed the Russian team to pull clear. And in 2015, Madrid suffered at the hands of that year's EuroCup winners Khimki Moscow Region, losing 84-70 in Russia.

Here is the schedule for Round 1:

FC Bayern Munich vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 71-90
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria 97-72
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 79-87
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 66-87
Real Madrid vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 109-93
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 89-84
CSKA Moscow vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 95-75
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 71-82






  Our Partners

euroleague

  Advertisement






euroleague tv

Copyright World of Basketball. All rights reserved. Optimized for 1024 x 768 resolution IE, Opera and Firefox

Top Sport Sites Top 100  Sites on Top100Add.com - Add your Site, Boost Your Traffic! All Sport Sites TheSports100.com | Sports Toplist