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Home - EuroLeague 2016-17 Final Four

  EuroLeague 2016-17 Final Four

May 22, 2017 - Fenerbahce Istanbul joins list of EuroLeague champions

Fenerbahce Istanbul is the new champ - Final Four Istanbul 2017

Fenerbahce Istanbul has joined the list of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions! Fenerbahce captured the 2017 crown by overpowering Olympiacos Piraeus 80-64 in the championship game at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey on Sunday. Fenerbahce became the first Turkish team to win the EuroLeague title, after losing against CSKA in overtime in the championship game one year ago. Head coach Zeljko Obradovic added more hardware to his impressive legacy by lifting the trophy for the ninth team with five different teams. Kostas Sloukas and Pero Antic won their third EuroLeague title together, after back-to-back crowns with Olympiacos in 2012 and 2013. The Reds kept it close in the first half and trailed by 4 early in the second, but Fenerbahce broke the game open with an 11-2 third-quarter run and led by 18 early in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

May 22, 2017 - Udoh caps historic Final Four with MVP award

Udoh caps historic Final Four with MVP award

After authoring one of the truly great Final Fours in competition history, Ekpe Udoh was voted MVP of the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four. Udoh led Fenerbahce Istanbul to its first ever EuroLeague crown in an 80-64 victory over Olympiacos Piraeus on Sunday at Sinan Erdem Dome by dominating on both ends of the floor. He posted 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and a title-game record 5 blocks in the final, which came on the heels of his 18 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 blocks in an 84-75 semifinal victory over Real Madrid. His 12 assists in a single Final Four are the most by a center in completion history and tied for the 13thmost by any player. He set a semifinal record with a performance index rating of 36 and his index rating of 29 was the most in the championship game since 2013. Read more here.

May 21, 2017 - Finals

The showdown that everyone has been waiting for is finally here: Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game! Olympiacos and Fenerbahce survived their respective semifinal battles and will meet in the grand finale for the first time ever. While Olympiacos looks for its fourth EuroLeague title, Fenerbahce will try to become the first Turkish team to win the competition. The teams split home wins during the regular season. The Reds have been a defensive force until now, allowing just 73.7 points per game, but Fenerbahce's defense has also excelled (73.9 ppg. allowed) so far. Olympiacos has protected its rim very well, allowing opponents to score a league-low 46.8% inside the paint. Both teams have taken care of business when it comes to three-point shooting, as opponents struggled against them (Fenerbahce allowed 35.2%, Olympiacos 35.3%). Read more here.

Here is the schedule:

3rd place Game:

Real Madrid vs. CSKA Moscow 70-94

Title Game:

Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 80-64

May 19, 2017 - Semifinals

All eyes will be on Istanbul Friday night as the thrilling 2016-17 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season gets even more exciting with the Final Four blasting off at Sinan Erdem Dome with a pair of mouth-watering semifinals. CSKA Moscow faces Olympiacos Piraeus before Fenerbahce Istanbul takes on Real Madrid with each team knowing there is no tomorrow and a win will bring them to the championship game. In the early game, reigning champion CSKA Moscow faces Olympiacos Piraeus in a rematch of the 2012 Championship Game at the same venue. Eight players from that game will suit up for the rematch on Friday, including CSKA big man Kyle Hines, who was then with Olympiacos. The game will mark the fourth time in six seasons that these teams have met at the Final Four, with the Reds having won the previous three meetings. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Semifinal games:


Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Real Madrid 84-75


CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 78-82

May 19, 2017

Semifinal A preview: Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Real Madrid

The Sinan Erdem Dome is expected to be rocking when last season’s runner-up, Fenerbahce Istanbul, and nine-time EuroLeague champion Real Madrid clash in the second semifinal of the Final Four on Friday. Madrid arrives with a EuroLeague best 26-8 record, having scored the second-most points (86 ppg.) and led the league in assists (20.5 apg.), three-pointers made (9.8 per game) and performance index rating (101.6), but faces a team playing under the winningest head coach in EuroLeague history. The two teams split the season series, with Fenerbahce edging Madrid 78-77 at home in Round 10 and Madrid rallying to a 61-56 win in Round 29. That loss was Fenerbhace’s fourth loss in five games late in the regular season, but Coach Zeljko Obradovic, winner of eight EuroLeague titles and in his 16th Final Four as a head coach, had his team playing the best basketball of the season when needed most – in the playoffs. Read more here.

Semifinal B preview: CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

The action at the Final Four tips off with a clash between reigning champion CSKA Moscow and Olympiacos Piraeus. CSKA swept the regular season series between two teams, winning 75-81 on the road in Piraeus in Round 5 and 90-86 at home on the final day of the regular season. This is the fourth time these two powerhouses meet at the Final Four in the past six years and Olympiacos won each of the first three, including a dramatic 61-62 decision in the 2012 championship game in this very same Sinan Erdem Dome. This clash features CSKA's competition-best offense, which scored the most points (87.6 ppg.), dished the second-most assists (20.2 apg.) and shot the ball like no team before, ranking first in free throw (82.2%) and second in two-point (55.5%) and three-point (40.2%) accuracy. On the other side is Olympiacos and its defense, which allowed a league-low performance index rating of 75.0 to opponents and the second-fewest points (73.6 ppg.). Read more here.

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