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Home - EuroLeague 2018-19 Final Four

  EuroLeague 2018-19 Final Four

May 20, 2019

Final Four MVP: Will Clyburn, CSKA Moscow

Final Four MVP: Will Clyburn, CSKA Moscow

Will Clyburn of CSKA Moscow walked off with the Final Four MVP award on Sunday after his team downed Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83-91 for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague title on Sunday in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Clyburn won the vote of the hundreds of media members at the Final Four after scoring 20 points in the championship game to go with the 18 he tallied when CSKA dethroned last season's champion, Real Madrid, in the semifinal on Friday. His 38 points tied for CSKA's highest total over the weekend. Read more here.

CSKA Moscow is the 2019 EuroLeague champion

CSKA Moscow Champ - Final Four Vitoria-Gasteiz 2019 - EB18

CSKA Moscow outlasted Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83-91 to win its eighth European crown in the championship game of the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Will Clyburn and Cory Higgins netted 20 points apiece and Nando De Colo contributed 15 points to lead CSKA to glory. CSKA led for the majority of the game, but Efes kept the pressure on by closing within 4 twice in the fourth quarter. CSKA never lost its composure and was able to seal the win with late free throws. The victory gave CSKA eight EuroLeague titles, which is second in competition history behind only the team it defeated in the semifinals, Real Madrid, which has 10. Shane Larkin made history for Efes with 29 points, which was the most in the championship game since the turn of the century. Krunoslav Simon added 15 before fouling out, Bryant Dunston posted 13 points and 10 rebounds and Vasilije Micic finished with 10 points for Efes, which was competing in its first EuroLeague championship game. Read more here.

Real beats Fenerbahce to finish third

Real Madrid finished its season on a winning note by pulling away to beat Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 75-94 in the third place game on Sunday at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Gustavo Ayon starred with 23 points on perfect shooting from the field plus 11 rebounds and Facundo Campazzo set club and Final Four records with 15 assists to lead Real. Fabien Causeur added 13 points and Camapzzo and Trey Thompkins netted 12 points apiece. Kostas Sloukas paced Fenerbahce with 17 points and 6 assists, Melih Mahmutoglu added 14 points and Marko Guduric 11. Read more here.

May 19, 2019

Championship Game

2019 final four pres conference

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game is finally here. CSKA will play its 14th EuroLeague final – half of them have come from 2006 onwards - and looks for its eighth continental crown. In its first-ever EuroLeague championship game, Efes has the opportunity to complete a dream season. It ranked 16th and last in the regular season a year ago with a 7-23 record and now has the chance to win the competition. After two thrilling semifinals, it is time to enjoy what promises to be an outstanding game - it's CSKA against Efes for the EuroLeague crown at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. Read more here.

3rd place Game

Both teams come off their most disappointing loss of the season and will try to bounce back with one last win. Fenerbahce registered a 19-point loss against Anadolu Efes Istanbul and missed the chance to reach its fourth consecutive EuroLeague championship game. Real was officially dethroned and missed its chance to win back-to-back titles for the first time since 1968. As always in the third place game, the team that moves on and puts its semifinal loss behind will have a better chance to win. Read more here.

May 17, 2019 - Familiar foes to clash in semifinals

The 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four will have a familiar look with three teams returning from last season's event. In fact, the winners of the past four EuroLeague crowns will all be in Vitoria-Gasteiz to battle for the trophy at Fernando Buesa Arena. CSKA Moscow will make its eighth straight and record 19th Final Four appearance overall. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul checks in for its fifth consecutive Final Four. Defending champion Real Madrid will play the Final Four for the sixth time in seven seasons. The new face will be Anadolu Efes Istanbul, which crashed the party for its Final Four since 2001. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Semifinals:


Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 73-92


CSKA Moscow vs. Real Madrid 95-90

May 17, 2019 - Press Conference opens Vitoria-Gasteiz Final Four

The first taste of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four is the Opening Press Conference in which the participating teams are annually welcomed to the event before representatives of each side take the stage. EuroLeague Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeo and Basque Government Counselor for Culture and Linguistics Bingen Zupiria spoke at Plaza Espana (Plaza Nueva) to begin the festivities. The press concerence portion of the event saw Coach Ergin Ataman and Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Coach Dimitris Itoudis and center Kyle Hines of CSKA Moscow, Coach Zeljko Obradovic and guard Kostas Sloukas of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and Coach Pablo Laso and guard Facu Campazzo of Real Madrid field questions from assembled reporters. Below is a record of the statements made. Read more here.

May 16, 2019

Semifinal preview package: Fenerbahce vs. Efes

Fenerbahce arrives at its fifth consecutive Final Four after dominating the regular season and eliminating Zalgiris Kaunas to get another shot to win the competition, like it did in 2017. It doesn't arrive in the best condition, however, as the club confirmed that Joffrey Lauvergne and Luigi Datome will not play in Vitoria-Gasteiz, while Jan Vesely and Nikola Kalinic are sidelined and their status will be evaluated before the games. Efes has made it to the EuroLeague Final Four for the first time since 2000 - it also reached the FIBA SuproLeague final four in 2001. It has been a turnaround season for Efes, which finished the 2017-18 campaign last with a 7-23 record. Efes amassed 13 more regular season wins this time before downing FC Barcelona Lassa in a tough, five-game playoff series to keep fighting for EuroLeague glory. Read more here.

Semifinal preview package: CSKA vs. Real

Real and CSKA will face each other in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Semifinals for the second consecutive season. Real swept its playoff series against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens to qualify for the Final Four before anyone else. CSKA qualified by getting back-to-back road wins against KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to reach its 16th Final Four in 17 years. Two more wins at Fernando Buesa Arena would give the Russian powerhouse the EuroLeague trophy for the 8th time. Read more here.

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