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Home - Eurocup 2016-17 Semifinals

  EuroCup 2016-17 Semifinals

March 23, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup, Semifinals Game 3 MVP: Fernando San Emeterio, Valencia Basket

fernando san emeterioA familiar face these last weeks emerged once again for Valencia Basket, as Fernando San Emeterio claimed MVP honors also in Game 3 of the semifinals with a performance index rating of 21 to lead his team into the finals against Unicaja Malaga. San Emeterio led the way for the winners with 15 points, 4 assists, 2 steals and 4 drawn fouls. San Emeterio also won the MVP honors in Game 1 of the series plus Game 1 of the quarterfinals. Tied with him was Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem's Amare Stoudemire, also with a PIR 21, thanks to 17 points and 3 rebounds, but he was not eligible for the weekly accolade due to playing on the losing side. The top individual performances in the game were completed by Valencia's Luke Sikma (PIR 19), Rafa Martinez (PIR 18) and Bojan Dubljevic (PIR 12). Read more here.

March 22, 2017 - Game 3

The 2016-17 7DAYS EuroCup season goes down to one game for Valencia Basket and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem, as only the winner will keep fighting to win the competition. Valencia hopes to make the most of the home court advantage to advance to what would be its fifth EuroCup final. Valencia is 9-1 in front of its fans this season but its only home loss came against Jerusalem, 77-81, in regular season action. Jerusalem is trying to reach the EuroCup final for the first time since 2004, when it beat Real Madrid to claim its only crown. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Round 3:


Valencia Basket vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 90-75

March 18, 2017 - Semifinals, Game 2 MVP: Nemanja Nedovic, Unicaja Malaga

nemanja nedovicGame 2 of the 7DAYS EuroCup Semifinals gave us the first finalist. Competition debutant Unicaja Malaga reached the finals by sweeping Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Point guard Nemanja Nedovic played a key role in Unicaja's 74-63 win in Game 2 on Friday night and in the process earned MVP honors for his performance. Nedovic matched his career-high with 21 points, making 3 of 6 shots two-point and 3 of 7 three-point shots. He went 6-for-8 from the free throw line, dished 4 assists, drew 7 fouls and had a rebound and a steal. His performance index rating 23 was also his career best and the highest among players on winning teams in semifinals Game 2. The highest index rating for Game 2 of the semifinals belongs to Rafa Martinez of Valencia Basket, who accumulated a PIR of 24 in his team's 79-66 defeat at Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem. Read more here.

March 17, 2017 - Game 2

After Unicaja Malaga won on the road and Valencia Basket in front of its fans, to win the openers of the 7DAYS EuroCup semifinals, their respective opponents Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem look to bounce back and keep their seasons – and the semifinal series – alive in Game 2 on Friday. Friday action starts as Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem tries to keep its EuroCup season alive when it hosts Valencia Basket at its Pais Arena Jerusalem where Jerusalem has seven wins in eight games.

Here is the schedule for Round 2:


Unicaja Malaga vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 74-63


Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem vs. Valencia Basket 79-66

March 15, 2017 - 7DAYS EuroCup, Semifinals Game 1 MVP: Fernando San Emeterio, Valencia Basket

fernando san emeterioThe next-to-last stage of the 7DAYS EuroCup started on Tuesday with the opening game of the semifinals and when the dust settled, the two Spanish teams were leading their respective series. The spotlight shone on Fernando San Emeterio of Valencia, who led his team to the first win and earned MVP honors in the process, thanks to a performance index rating of 31. San Emeterio netted 21 points, pulled 4 rebounds, dished 3 assists, had 2 steals and drew 8 fouls for his best EuroCup game ever at a key moment of the season. In fact, San Emeterio had EuroCup career-highs in PIR and points. Following him, the best individual performances of the opening game of the semis were completed by Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem's Tarence Kinsey with a PIR of 25, thanks to 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists; and Unicaja Malaga's Jeff Brooks, who led his team to a huge road win at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar thanks to 18 points and 5 rebounds for a PIR of 20. Read more here.

March 14, 2017 - Game 1

A pair of traditional 7DAYS EuroCup powers and two teams that have previously met only in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague will square off on Tuesday in the opening games of the best-of-three semifinals, whose winners will become finalists for the competition trophy. Live coverage of the 7DAYS EuroCup playoffs is available at Euroleague.TV so that you can follow the road to a champion every step of the way!

Here is the schedule for Round 1:


Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Unicaja Malaga 57-73


Valencia Basket vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 83-68

March 13, 2017 - Series Breakdown

Valencia Basket vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem

Series Breakdown: Valencia Basket vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem

Three-time EuroCup champion Valencia Basket has made it to the semifinals for the seventh time in competition history, after previous appearances in 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem has made it to the EuroCup Semifinals for the first time in more than a decade. In its two previous appearances, it defeated Reflex FMP Zeleznik in 2004 on its way to the title and lost against Dynamo Moscow in 2006. Valencia and Jerusalem have faced each other six times in the past, including two showdowns in this year's EuroCup regular season. The home team won only once in those six games; Valencia leads the all-time series 4-2. This season, Jerusalem recorded a 77-81 road win at Fuente de San Luis arena behind 18 points from Curtis Jerrells and 17 from Jerome Dyson. After that loss, Valencia went on win its next 13 EuroCup games, including an 84-86 triumph at Pais Arena Jerusalem. Antoine Diot led the way for Valencia with 21 points. Valencia and Hapoel first faced each other in the 2004-05 ULEB Cup regular season. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Unicaja Malaga

Series Breakdown: Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Unicaja Malaga

Two of the best defenses in the 7DAYS EuroCup clash in this intriguing series. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar is in the semifinals for just the second time; it won the competition in 2013. Unicaja made its EuroCup debut this season and is now just four wins from the title!Three seasons in the EuroCup and three appearances in the final? Not quite, but that will be true for Unicaja’s Joan Plaza if his team wins this series. Plaza previously guided Real Madrid to the 2007 ULEB Cup crown and took Cajasol Sevilla to the 2011 title game before falling to Unica Kazan. Sasa Obradovic is in his first season on the Lokomotiv bench and tasted sweet success often as a player, including three EuroBasket gold medals and the 1998 World Championships with the Yugoslavian national team. Read more here.

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