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  Eurocup 2014-15 Finals

April 30, 2015 - Rice caps standout season as Eurocup Finals MVP

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Tyrese Rice accomplished every goal he set for Khimki Moscow Region this season and then some. After leading Khimki to the 2014-15 Eurocup title with a sweep of the two-game finals series, Rice was voted 2015 Eurocup Finals MVP. Rice was selected overwhelmingly in a vote of accredited journalists at Game 2 of the series at the Basketball Center of Moscow Region. Read more here.

April 30, 2015 - Khimki pockets second Eurocup crown!

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Khimki Moscow Region is the 2014-15 Eurocup champion and will play in the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Khimki swept Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas in the two-game finals to conquered its second Eurocup title. Khimki defeated Gran Canaria 83-64 at Basketball Center Moscow Region on Wednesday to seal the series after winning the opening game by 25 at Gran Canaria. The victory marked a record third Eurocup crown for head coach Rimas Kurtinaitis, who led Khimki to its first Eurocup title in 2012 and won it with Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius in 2009. Tyrese Rice was named Eurocup Finals MVP after starring once again with 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. James Augustine did not miss a shot en route to 18 points, while Paul Davis shined with 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals and Petteri Koponen added 13 points. Read more here.

April 29, 2015 - Eurocup Finals, Game 2

The final game of the 2014-15 Eurocup season is upon us; Khimki Moscow Region welcomes Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, holding a comfortable 25-point advantage, for Game 2 of the Eurocup Finals on Wednesday. The team that scores more points during the home-and-away series will lift the trophy. If Khimki holds on it, will become only the third team with multiple Eurocup titles, while Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas is in its first ever finals appearance. Khimki hosts Game 2 of the two-game total-points series knowing that a win – or a loss by up to 24 points – will make it the 2015 Eurocup champion and hand it a berth in the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season.

Khimki Moscow Region - Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas 83-64

April 23, 2015 - Eurocup Finals, Game 1

It's time for the 2014-15 Eurocup Finals, a two-game total-points series after which will either Khimki Moscow Region will become only the third team with multiple Eurocup titles, or Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas will lift its first title in its first ever finals appearance. The team that scores more points during the home-and-away series will lift the trophy, and earn a right to play in the 2015-16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. It will be the first ever meeting between the two sides when Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas hosts Khimki Moscow Region in Game 1 of the Eurocup Finals. It will also be a meeting between two sides that have dominated the competition for the greater part of the season and a clash between two head coaches that have won this competition before.

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas - Khimki Moscow Region 66-91

April 23, 2015 - 2014-15 Eurocup MVP: Tyrese Rice, Khimki Moscow Region

tyrese riceEvery time Khimki Moscow Region needed a go-to guy this season, playmaker Tyrese Rice was there to make the difference. Rice has been unstoppable all season as he led Khimki to the Eurocup Finals. His great performances night in, night out throughout the season have not only given Khimki a chance to win its second Eurocup title, but earned Rice the honor as the Eurocup Most Valuable Player for the 2014-15 season. Rice led Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title last season, during which he claimed Final Four MVP honors, and he has carried his personal momentum into the 2014-15 season as a dominant player in the Eurocup. He started all of his team's 22 games entering the Eurocup Finals and scored in double figures in 20 of them, including the last 13 showdowns. Rice leads the 2014-15 Eurocup in total performance index rating (410) and points (378) and is second in fouls drawn (105). He is also second in per-game scoring (17.2 ppg.) and fourth in index rating (18.6). Read more here.

April 20, 2015 - 2015 Eurocup Finals referees announced

Some of European basketball's most experienced officials will work the games of the 2015 Eurocup Finals between Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas and Khimki Moscow Region. Game 1 takes place on Friday, April 24 in the capital of the Canary Islands. The referees who will officiate that game are Fernando Rocha of Portugal, Roberto Chiari of Italy and Rustu Nuran of Turkey. Among their extensive previous experience in major competitions, both Nuran and Rocha, the crew chief, officiated last season at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. Rocha also worked the 2009 Euroleague Final Four and previously whistled the Eurocup Finals in 2010 and 2013. Chiari has officiated at the 2009 Eurocup Final Eight. Game 2 of this season's series, in Moscow next Wednesday, April 29, has a three-man crew consisting of Sasa Pukl of Slovenia, Milivoje Jovcic of Serbia and Ioannis Foufis of Greece. Read more here.

April 16, 2015 - 2014-15 All-Eurocup first, second teams announced

The 2014-15 Eurocup basketball season was packed with a lot of action and great players who proved their value in the competition. As it does every season, Euroleague Basketball honors 10 deserving stars as members of the All-Eurocup First and Second Teams. The players selected are those that excelled on the court throughout the season and led their respective teams in deep runs in the competition. This year’s selection is loaded with new faces - only one of the 10 players chosen to the All-Eurocup teams had been there before. Read more here.

April 15, 2015 - 2014-15 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Aito Garcia Reneses, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas

aito garcia renesesEuroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that the 2014-15 Eurocup Coach of the Year is Aito Garcia Reneses of Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. In his first season on the Gran Canaria bench, Garcia Reneses, 68, has led the club to its first-ever Eurocup Finals and the best record in Eurocup history, 21-1. Only one team to date has managed to win the Eurocup title with just one loss - Garcia Reneses-coached DKV Joventut Badalona in the 2007-08 season. Just like that team, which was chosen as the best in the first decade of the Eurocup, Gran Canaria is a team-oriented, fun-to-watch squad, which ranks fourth in scoring (83.2 ppg.) and second both in performance index rating (99.7) and index rating allowed (67.4). Gran Canaria opened the season with a 12-game winning streak, which saw Garcia Reneses's team finish the regular season undefeated. Read more here.

April 14, 2015 - 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Kristaps Porzingis, Baloncesto Seville

Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce Kristaps Porzingis of Baloncesto Seville as the winner of the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy. The 19-year-old Latvian big man comes off a strong season - his second in the competition - for Seville, which he led to the Eurocup Last 32. The Eurocup Rising Star Trophy recognizes the most outstanding player in the competition who was younger than 22 years of age on July 1 of the summer before the season started. Porzingis, who will turn 20 in August, surprised a lot of Eurocup fans with his combination of shooting ability, quickness and athleticism. Despite coming off the bench for all but three games this season and averaging less than 21 minutes per night, Porzingis led his team in scoring (186 points in 16 games, 11.6 ppg.) and index rating (13.1), while adding 4.1 rebounds and a team-best 1.2 blocks. He also shot 45.9% from behind the arc. Porzingis shined throughout the season, which made him a great choice as the 2014-15 Eurocup Rising Star! Read more here.

April 10, 2015 - Road to the Finals:

Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas

They say that good things arrive to those who know how to wait. Well, it certainly did for Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, a first-time Eurocup finalist, at last, in its ninth season in the competition. Since 2003-04, the Spanish club from the Canary Islands had only missed the 2005-06, 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, but it has been this campaign when, with bench legend Aito Garcia Reneses at the helm, Gran Canaria has stormed into the final stage of the Eurocup. Gran Canaria boasts an impressive record this season with 21 wins and just a single loss on the road. The roster is comprised of seasoned players like Albert Oliver, Brad Newley, Txemi Urtasun and Levon Kendall, who combine perfectly with the talent of lesser-known players who have had breakout seasons, like Walter Tavares, Kyle Kuric and Tomas Bellas. Only two players have appeared all 22 games: Oliver and Kuric, and Aito relied on a consistent starting five with Bellas, Kuric, Newley, Euliis Baez and Tavares. Read more here.

Khimki Moscow Region

We have seen that sometimes Khimki Moscow Region starts a little slowly, but when it gets going, opponents had best beware. Khimki will play in the Eurocup Finals for the third time this season and seek its second title to join fellow giants of the Eurocup Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius and Valencia Basket as the only teams to the win the Eurocup on multiple occasions. The trio of teams is also the only one to reach at least three Eurocup Finals. Making suck history was Khimki stated goal as far back as last summer. Two-time Eurocup winning Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis and Khimki, which went out at the hands of eventual champion Valencia in last season’s eighthfinals, brought back the core of last season’s team, which only lost two games all season. Guards Petteri Koponen and Marko Popovic, forward Sergei Monia and James Augustine and center Paul Davis were all handed major roles. Read more here.

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