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Home - EuroLeague 2017-18 Playoffs

  EuroLeague 2017-18 Playoffs

May 1, 2018 - MVP for April: Brandon Davies, Zalgiris Kaunas

brandon daviesWhat a month it was for Zalgiris Kaunas big man Brandon Davies! First, in the regular season finale, he had what was his finest Turkish Airlines EuroLeague performance until then. Next, before the playoffs started, he committed his future to Zalgiris by signing a contract extension through 2020. Then, Davies simply erupted in the playoffs to lead Zalgiris to a 3-1 series win over Olympiacos Piraeus and the club's first Final Four berth this century. For his dominance in helping Zalgiris march to the Final Four despite lacking home-court advantage and experience in the playoffs, Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that Davies is the competition's MVP for April. Playing against only Olympiacos in April – in the regular season finale and four playoff games – Davies lifted his game to new heights. Incredibly, the rookie center posted nine season highs as Zalgiris won four of those five games. Read more here.

April 28, 2018 - Playoffs Game 4 MVP: Edgaras Ulanovas, Zalgiris Kaunas

edgaras ulanovasOn a historic night for Zalgiris Kaunas, forward Edgaras Ulanovas came through with a resounding performance to become MVP for Game 4 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs and lift his team to its historic first Final Four this century. Ulanovas was everywhere in a 101-91 victory over Olympiacos Piraeus that gave Zalgiris a 3-1 triumph in its first series under the playoffs format begun in 2005. After not scoring a single point in Games 2 and 3, Ulanovas dropped 20 points in Game 4, just 2 points shy of his career high. Ulanovas made 4 of 8 two-point shots and 3 of 4 triples. while pulling down 9 rebounds, the high total among all players in the series. He also had 2 assists and 1 steal, all of it adding up to a performance index rating of 27, the highest by a player on a winning team in Game 4. The highest index rating of Game 4, however, belonged to Alexey Shved of Khimki Moscow Region, who posted a PIR of 37 in a series-ending 88-89 loss against CSKA Moscow. Read more here.

April 26, 2018 - Game 4


Khimki Moscow Region vs. CSKA Moscow 88-89


Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 89-82


Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 101-91


KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 83-92

April 26, 2018 - Playoffs Game 3 co-MVPs: Anthony Gill and Alexey Shved, Khimki Moscow Region

anthony gillTwo heroes stood tall for Khimki Moscow Region in Game 3 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs as the club won a game in that phase for the first time. Anthony Gill and Alexey Shved dominated in Khimki's 79-73 victory over crosstown rival CSKA and share the honor of being MVP for Game 3. The two each compiled a performance index rating of 29, which was the highest among all players on winning teams in Game 3. Shved scored 27 points and dished 4 assists for Khimki. His point total was the highest by any player in a playoff game in three seasons! Shved also collected 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block in winning an MVP of the round title for the fourth time this season. Gill only missed one shot from the floor as he posted 22 points, 7 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 block. This is his first such MVP honor. Read more here.

April 23, 2018 - Game 3

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs return to action Tuesday with the first two Game 3s of the best-of-five playoff series, which will be followed by two more on Wednesday. This time, the teams that placed fifth through eighth in the regular season standings get the opportunity to play in front of their home crowds. For KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz on Tuesday and Khimki Moscow Region, these are must-win games to avoid respective sweeps against Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul and CSKA Moscow. Real Madrid and Zalgiris Kaunas, which each won on the road last week to steal the home-court advantage in their respective series, will now try to protect it against Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens and Olympiacos Piraeus. Read more here.


Khimki Moscow Region vs. CSKA Moscow 79-73


Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens 81-74


Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Olympiacos Piraeus 80-60


KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 88-83

April 21, 2018 - Playoffs Game 2 MVP: Sergio Rodriguez, CSKA Moscow

sergio rodriguezWith his team down two superstars on Thursday, point guard Sergio Rodriguez took matters into his own hands to put CSKA Moscow within a victory of the Final Four and, in so doing, earn the MVP honor for Game 2 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. With a pair of career highs, 26 points and a performance index rating of 36, Rodriguez expertly steered CSKA to an 89-84 win over Khimki Moscow Region and a 2-0 series lead. He also added 10 assists for his second double-double of the season, plus 4 rebounds and 2 steals, while downing 4 of 4 two-point shots, 4 of 10 three-pointers and 6 of 6 free throws. His PIR was the best in a playoff game this decade and his point total was the highest for a winning player in a non-overtime playoff game since 2010. A former full-season MVP, Rodriguez has now won the MVP of the Round honor for the first time in his EuroLeague career. Read more here.

April 19, 2018 - Game 2


CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow Region 89-84


Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Real Madrid 82-89


Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 79-68


Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 95-89

April 19, 2018 - Playoffs Game 1 MVP: Nick Calathes, Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens

nick calathesNot only did Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens register a resounding 28-point win against visiting Real Madrid, but its record-breaking playmaker Nick Calathes earned the MVP honor for Game 1 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs. Calathes launched Panathinaikos to a 95-67 triumph with a performance index ranking of 29 while setting a EuroLeague Playoffs record with his career-high 16 assists despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter. Calathes needed less than 26 minutes to add 11 points on 4-for-6 two-point shooting and 1-for-2 from beyond the arc, while collecting 6 rebounds, a steal and 2 fouls drawn. Othello Hunter had a career-best performance while helping CSKA Moscow take a hard-fought 98-95 home win against Khimki Moscow Region. In just his fourth start of the season, stepping up for injured center Kyle Hines, Hunter had 18 points while making 5 of 6 two-pointers and 8 of 8 free throws. He added 8 rebounds, 2 assists, a block and 6 fouls drawn for a PIR of 28, his best in 121 EuroLeague games to date. Read more here.

April 16, 2018 - Game 1

It took until the final round of the regular season to find out, but the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs picture is now set. Take a first glance at these playoffs opponents! The best-of-five series start on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 17 and 18.

Here is the schedule for Game 1:


CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow Region 98-95


Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. Real Madrid 95-67


Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 78-87


Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 82-73

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