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Home - EuroLeague 2018-19 Playoffs

  EuroLeague 2018-19 Playoffs

May 3, 2019 - MVP for April: Facundo Campazzo, Real Madrid

facundo campazzoReal Madrid was the only team to sweep its playoff series this season and accordingly the first to clinch a spot at the Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Los Blancos could not have done it without the stellar play of point guard Facundo Campazzo, who was at the center of it all. With team leader and former EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull sidelined, Campazzo stepped up to lead Madrid's offense and stop one of the best point guards in Europe, Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. For his dominance in leading Madrid to the Final Four and giving his club a chance to successfully defend the title, Euroleague Basketball has chosen Campazzo as the competition's MVP for April. Campazzo played some of the best basketball in his career over the past month; he led the playoffs in assists (8.3 apg.) and steals (3.0 spg.), tied for ninth in rebounds (4.7 rpg.) and ranked second in average performance index rating (24.3 per game). Read more here.

May 3, 2019 - Playoffs Game 5 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

shane larkinShane Larkin completed a magical and historic playoff series for Anadolu Efes Istanbul by leading his team to its first Final Four in 18 years and capturing MVP honors for Game 5 of the EuroLeague Playoffs. Larkin tallied 18 points and 7 assists in Wednesday's 80-71 victory over FC Barcelona Lassa. His performance index rating of 19 as the best for Efes in the game. It was Larkin's second MVP of the series; he also collected the title after Game 3. The highest PIR came from Barcelona big man Chris Singleton, who put together 12 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals for an index rating of 20. The next highest PIRs were 18 by Adrien Moerman and 17 by Vasilije Micic, both from Efes. Moerman also scored 18 and Micic tallied 10 points, 10 assists and 3 steals in the victory. Read more here.

May 1, 2019 - Game 5

The last remaining ticket for the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz will be decided on Wednesday when Anadolu Efes Istanbul hosts FC Barcelona Lassa in a do-or-die Game 5. The winner will join Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, CSKA Moscow and defending champion Real Madrid at the big event. Madrid advanced by sweeping Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, while Fenerbahce and CSKA knocked off Zalgiris Kaunas and KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, respectively, in four games. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 5:

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 80-71

April 27, 2019 - Playoffs Game 4 MVP: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow

nando de coloNot only CSKA Moscow reached the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four for the 17th time in 18 seasons with a brilliant road win against KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, but one of its main players earned Playoffs Game 4 MVP honors. Nando De Colo led CSKA to am 83-92 road win at Fernando Buesa Arena with a PIR of 35. De Colo had 27 points on 8-of-11 two-point shots, 3-of-5 three-pointers and 2-of-2 free throws. He added 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals (matching his career-high) and 6 fouls drawn to reach MVP of the Round honors for the 15th time in his career – an all-time record. Brandon Davies of Zalgiris also amassed a PIR of 35, but on a losing effort against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. Davies had 25 points on 9-of-12 two-point shooting and 7-of-9 free throws, adding 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 8 fouls drawn. Ali Muhammed of Fenerbahce had a PIR of 32 against Zalgiris. Read more here.

April 26, 2019 - Game 4

After defending champ Real Madrid swept Panathinaikos OPAP Athens to become the first team to punch its Final Four ticket, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul duly followed course with a resounding 82-99 win at Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday night, clinching the series 3-1. Anadolu Efes Istanbul and CSKA Moscow, both leading their respective series 2-1, will try to do the same on Friday. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 4:


Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 82-99


FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 82-72


KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow 83-92

April 25, 2019 - Playoffs Game 3 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul

shane larkinOn a near-perfect night for Anadolu Efes Istanbul, guard Shane Larkin was close to perfection himself as he became MVP for Game 3 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. Larkin lifted Efes to a 68-102 road win over FC Barcelona Lassa and a 2-1 series lead by scoring 30 points. He made all 5 of his two-point attempts and shot 6 for 7 from downtown. Along with 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal, Larkin amassed a performance index rating of 34, the best among players on winning teams in Game 3 to earn his second MVP of the Round honor this season and of his career. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz's Vincent Poirier tied Larkin with a PIR of 34. The center had 19 points plus 15 rebounds in his team's 77-84 loss against CSKA Moscow. Nando De Colo of CSKA had Game 3's third-best PIR, 32, with 28 points, 5 assists, 2 rebounds, 1 steal and 8 drawn fouls. Read more here.

April 23, 2019 - Game 3

After higher seeds hosted the first two games of each of the four series, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs continue on Tuesday and Wednesday with Game 3. Defending champ Real Madrid visits Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and is the only team that can clinch its Final Four spot in Game 3, while the series in Kaunas, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Barcelona are assured of seeing Game 4, too. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 3:


Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 57-66


FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul 68-102


Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Real Madrid 82-89


KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow 77-84

April 20, 2019 - Playoffs Game 2 MVP: Vincent Poirier, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

vincent poirierAlready down in the series and facing an opponent that did not lose a home playoffs game in 11 years, Vincent Poirier stepped up in a major way and led KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz to a 68-78 road win over CSKA Moscow. That performance did not only allow Baskonia to tie their best-of-five series at 1-1, and end CSKA’s 21-game playoffs winning streak on home floor, but also earned Poirier the MVP honor for Game 2 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs. Poirier scored 14 points on perfect 6-for-6 two-point shooting, and pulled down 15 rebounds, tied for the third-most in the playoffs since 2011. He also matched his career-high with 4 steals, along with 2 assists and 1 block, accumulating a performance index rating of 32, Baskonia's best in the playoffs since 2005. Edgaras Ulanovas of Zalgiris Kaunas had an index rating of 29 in a thrilling 80-82 road win over Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, starring with a game-high 20 points on 9-of-10 two-point shooting, plus 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Read more here.

April 18, 2019 - Game 2

There is an old basketball proverb that playoff series don't really start until one team wins on the road. Well, two series got going fast on Thursday as KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Zalgiris Kaunas stunned the top two teams from the regular season to even their respective series at 1-1 and claim the home-court advantage. Baskonia never trailed after the opening minute in topping CSKA Moscow, while Zalgiris coughed up a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, but survived at the buzzer. On Friday night, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and FC Barcelona Lassa will try to follow the trend when they visit Real Madrid and Anadolu Efes Istanbul, respectively. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 2:


Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 80-82


Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 72-74


Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 78-63


CSKA Moscow vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 68-78

April 17, 2019 - Playoffs Game 1 MVP: Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul

vasilije micicWith Anadolu Efes Istanbul playing its first-ever Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs series opener on its home floor, point guard Vasilije Micic starred to help make the occasion a winning one and in the process became MVP for Game 1. Micic led his team to a 75-68 victory over FC Barcelona Lassa on Wednesday by setting a playoff career-highs with 21 points and 7 assists. He made 3 of 4 two-point shots and 4 of 5 three-pointers. Micic also tallied 3 rebounds, 1 steal and 6 fouls drawn for a career-high performance index rating of 30. Two players had index ratings of 21 in Game 1: Efes center Bryant Dunston and CSKA Moscow point guard Sergio Rodriguez. Dunston collected 11 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks against Barcelona, while Rodriguez had 19 points on 5-for-6 three-point shooting and 5 assists in a 94-68 win over KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. Walter Tavares of Real Madrid had an index rating of 19 with 8 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 blocks in a dramatic 75-72 win over Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Read more here.

April 16, 2019 - Game 1

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs tip off with Game 1 in four best-of-five quarterfinal series on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17. The action gets underway in Moscow where second-place CSKA will face KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. For two teams that also clashed in Round 30 of the regular season, this is the fourth time CSKA and Baskonia face each other in the playoffs. CSKA has won all of its 13 playoff series this century, while Baskonia hopes to be the team to snap that remarkable streak and book a place in the Final Four in front of its fans. Later on Tuesday, the best regular season team, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, will take on visiting Zalgiris Kaunas in Game 1. These two teams faced each other in the Final Four semifinals last year, and now play for a spot in the Final Four. Fenerbahce has yet to lose a playoffs home game under coach Zeljko Obradovic, while the team of his pupil, Sarunas Jasikevicius, rides a six-game winning streak going into the series. Read more here.

Here is the schedule for Game 1:


Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas 76-43


Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa 75-68


Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 75-72


CSKA Moscow vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 94-68

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