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Home - Euroleague 2014-15 Final Four

  Euroleague 2014-15 Final Four

May 18, 2015 - Nocioni named bwin MVP of Euroleague Final Four

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Andres Nocioni came to Real Madrid over the summer to help lead the club to glory and he made good on that at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. Nocioni was voted bwin MVP of the Final Four by accredited Media at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship Game at Barclaycard Center after a pair of impressive showings that proved decisive in Los Blancos claiming their first continental championship in 20 years. Nocioni came off the bench to score 12 points in each game at the Final Four, which tied for the most points on the team. He was also Madrid’s top rebounder with 13 rebounds and the only Madrid player to block a shot – he blocked 3! – at the Final Four. Nocioni’s average performance index rating at the Final Four was 18 and the highest of any player on the finalists. Read more here.

May 18, 2015

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Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time

After a two-decade break, Real Madrid is once again the king of Europe! Madrid defeated Olympiacos Piraeus 78-59 the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Championship Game on Sunday night at Barclaycard Center in the Spanish capital to become continental champion for a record ninth time. It also marked a record 15th European title for the club. Madrid’s last Euroleague title came in 1995 when it defeated Olympiacos in Zaragoza, Spain. Captain Felipe Reyes received the Euroleague trophy from the King of Spain, Felipe VI, and raised it in celebration. Madrid took charge in the second quarter and led 35-28 at halftime. Olympiacos used a 0-12 third-quarter run to take a 40-41 lead, but Jaycee Carroll took over with 11 straight points and Los Blancos never looked back. Madrid outscored Olympiacos 38-18 over the final 14 minutes to claim the historic victory. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow beats Fenerbahce in third-place game

nando de coloCSKA Moscow held off a second-half rally by Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul to record an 80-86 victory in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Third-Place Game on Sunday evening at Barclaycard Center in Madrid. Both teams put in spirited efforts less than 48 hours after losing their semifinal games at the Final Four. Nando De Colo came off the bench to lead CSKA with 17 points, Demetris Nichols added 14 points and Aaron Jackson tallied 12 points and 6 assists as CSKA finished the season with a 26-4 record. Andrew Goudelock paced Fenerbahce with 24 points, Euroleague MVP Nemanja Bjelica tallied 18 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals and Nikos Zisis contributed 12 points and 6 assists in defeat. CSKA opened the game with a 2-16 run, and needed less than eight minutes to open a 20-point lead. After Goudelock strung together 3 three-pointers for Fenerbahce late in the first quarter, CSKA did not allow a field goal for more than seven minutes to start the second quarter and cruised to 24-48 halftime lead. Read more here.

May 17, 2015 - Final Four, Final

The 2014-15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season reaches its climax with the championship game between Olympiacos Piraeus and Real Madrid at Barclaycard Center. Madrid has the chance to win its first continental crown in 20 years; Los Blancos downed Olympiacos 73-61 in Zaragoza, Spain. Olympiacos won the title in 2012 and 2013, the latter of which came when it downed Madrid 100-88 in the final in London, England. CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul will face each other in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Third Place Game, in which both teams will try to finish their Euroleague season on a high note not only to please their many fans in the stands, but countless more watching all over the world. These teams meet for the third time this season and come off tough semifinals losses. Read more here.

3rd place game

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul - CSKA Moscow 80-86


Real Madrid - Olympiacos Piraeus 78-59

May 16, 2015

Real Madrid heads to third straight final after beating Fenerbahce

gustavo ayonReal Madrid dominated the second quarter and then held on the rest of the way for a 96-87 victory over Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in the second semifinal at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four at Barclaycard Center in Madrid. Los Blancos will face Olympiacos Piraeus in Sunday’s championship game, which is also a rematch of the 2013 final, which Olympiacos won in London. Gustavo Ayon starred for the winners with a season-high 18 points plus 7 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. K.C. Rivers added 17 points on 5of-6 three-point shooting; Madrid’s 14 three-pointers tied a Final Four record! Sergio Rodriguez tallied 13 points and 7 assists, Sergio Llull scored 12 and dished 9 assists and Andres Nocioni and Rudy Fernandez also scored 12 apiece. Andrew Goudelock racked up 26 points to lead Fenerbahce, which played its first ever Final Four game. Jan Vesely recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds, Rising Star Award winner Bogdan Bogdanovic added 12 and freshly crowned Euroleague MVP Nemanja Bjelica scored 11 before fouling out. Read more here.

Spanoulis comes through again as Olympiacos stuns CSKA

vassilis spanoulisVassilis Spanoulis continued his run of Final Four heroics by scoring 11 fourth-quarter points to lead Olympiacos Piraeus back from a 9-point deficit with four minutes remaining for a 68-70 victory over CSKA Moscow in the first semifinal at the 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four on Friday night at Barclaycard Center in Madrid. Spanoulis was the Final Four MVP in both 2012 and 2013 as he led his team to the title by beating CSKA in either the title game or the semifinal. To win their third crown in four seasons, Olympiacos will need to beat the winner of the second semifinal between Real Madrid and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Sunday’s final. Spanoulis missed his first 11 shots of the game and had a performance index rating of minus-4 entering the fourth quarter. He finished with 13 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Read more here.

May 15, 2015 - Final Four, Semifinals: the battle for #F4Glory begins!

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After six long months of battles on the basketball floors across the continent, four teams arrive to Madrid, each knowing they are only two wins away from winning the Turkish Airlines Euroleague crown. With tickets to the championship game at stake, the ultimate excitement of Friday semifinals action starts with CSKA Moscow clashing against Olympiacos Piraeus, before Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul faces hometown favorite Real Madrid. This is the third time CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos Piraeus square off this season and a clash of the Euroleague's best offense against the competition's best defense. CSKA averaged 87.8 point per game, which not only led the league, but was the fifth-best this century, while Olympiacos set a club record by holding opponents to a Euroleague-low 71.2 points per game. Read more here.

Semifinal A

Real Madrid - Fenerbahce Ulker 96-87

Semifinal B

CSKA Moscow - Olympiacos Piraeus 68-70

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