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  Euroleague 2015-16 Final Four

May 16, 2016 - De Colo celebrates title as Final Four MVP

De Colo celebrates title as Final Four MVP

Nando De Colo was named Final Four MVP after leading CSKA Moscow to the 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague championship on Sunday night at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany. He was selected in a vote by accredited media members at the Final Four. After a record-setting semifinal, De Colo starred in overtime as CSKA outlasted Fenerbahce 96-101 to win the club’s seventh crown. He scored 10 points in the extra session, including 8 free throws without a miss. De Colo essentially sealed the win with his final 2 free throws that made it a two-possession game with 6.2 seconds left. He finished the championship game with 22 points, 7 assists and 3 steals after collecting a semifinals record 30 points in an 88-81 victory over Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar on Friday. His 52 points over the two games were the most scored by a player at a single Final Four since the turn of the century. Read more here.

May 16, 2016 - CSKA Moscow claims its seventh Euroleague crown after OT thriller

CSKA Moscow Champ Euroleague - Final Four Berlin 2016 - EB15

CSKA Moscow won the 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague crown after holding off Fenerbahce Istanbul 96-101 in a classic championship game at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany. Team captain Victor Khryapa received the Euroleague trophy from Euroleague President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu to lead the celebrations as CSKA won its seventh Euroleague title. The win was in large past thanks to a big performance from Euroleague MVP Nando De Colo, who was 8 for 8 from the foul line in overtime, when he scored 10 of his game-high 22 points. In doing so, he also earned Final Four MVP honors. De Colo added 7 assists and 3 steals. Fellow All-Euroleague guard Milos Teodosic collected 19 points and 7 assists, while Kyle Hines posted 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting, Cory Higgins added 12 points, Andrey Vorontsevich 11 and Khryapa 10. Bobby Dixon led a big second-half comeback for Fenerbahce, which trailed 30-50 at halftime and by as many as 21. Dixon finished with 17 points, Ekpe Udoh tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds, Luigi Datome and Pero Antic each scored 16 and Kostas Sloukas 10. Read more here.

May 16, 2016 - Lokomotiv finishes magical season with Third Place Game victory

malcolm delaneyLokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar completed a magical Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with a 75-85 victory over Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz in Third Place Game on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Arena in the German capital. Malcolm Delaney and Ryan Broekhoff scored 21 points each to lead six Lokomotiv scorers in double figures. The two combined to shoot 8 for 13 from three-point range. Andrey Zubkov added 11 points, while Chris Singleton, Victor Claver and Matt Janning scored 10 each for the victors. Darius Adams paced Laboral with 25 points and Davis Bertans netted 13 in defeat. After a tightly played first half, which ended with Laboral ahead 42-40, Lokomotiv surged in front with a 0-11 third-quarter run and held on the rest of the way. Read more here.

May 13, 2016 - Final Four Semifinals: Chances to make history

After six long months of battles on basketball floors across the continent, four teams arrive to Berlin, each knowing they are only two wins away from winning the Euroleague crown. With spots in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Championship Game at stake, the ultimate excitement of Friday semifinals action starts with CSKA Moscow clashing against the fellow Russian side Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, before Fenerbahce Istanbul faces Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 88-81
Fenerbahce Istanbul - Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 88-77

May 10, 2016 - Road to Berlin

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz

Road to Berlin: Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz

Opening statement: In its home opener, Laboral worked overtime and defeated Olympiacos Piraeus 96-89 for its first win of the season behind Ioannis Bourousis’s career-high 28 points.

Defensive muscle: In Round 4 of the Top 16, Laboral held CSKA to a season-low 71 points in a 10-point victory. Bourousis flexed his muscle with 19 points and 13 rebounds as Laboral started a five-game winning streak. Read more here.

Fenerbahce Istanbul

Road to Berlin: Fenerbahce Istanbul

Taming the champs: In Round 3 of the regular season, Fenerbahce beat Real Madrid 77-66 at home in a rematch of their 2015 Final Four semifinal. Fenerbahce tamed the champs by forcing 18 turnovers, while Ekpe Udoh and Luigi Datome scored 15 points each.

The art of the comeback: Bogdan Bogdanovic poured in 20 points in Top 16 Round 3 as Fenerbahce rallied from 9 points behind in the fourth quarter to defeat Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 85-79. Back-to-back threes by Bogdanovic and Luigi Datome in the closing minutes gave the hosts the lead for good. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow

Road to Berlin: CSKA Moscow

Regular Season champs: CSKA clinched its group's first place in Round 10 of the regular season with a 76-88 road win at Unicaja Malaga. CSKA made 13 of 29 three-pointers as seven different players hit from behind the arc. Nando De Colo led the way with 18 points and 7 assists.

Setting records: In Top 16 Round 8, CSKA set a club scoring record and made a season-best 16 three-pointers to get past crosstown rival Khimki Moscow Region 108-98. Milos Teodosic paced the attack with a season-high 26 points. Read more here.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

Road to Berlin: Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

GROUP WINNER In the regular season finale, Malcolm Delaney shined with 19 points and 9 assists as Lokomotiv edged FC Barcelona Lassa 78-74 to clinch first place in Group C.

COMEBACK KINGS Delaney led a comeback from 9 down in the fourth quarter and Ryan Broekhoff buried the game-winning three-pointer with 22 seconds left against Anadolu Efes Istanbul 78-77 to start the Top 16 with back-to-back wins.
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