2012–13 VTB United League

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VTB United League
2012–13 season
Season details
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow
4th title
Runners-up Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar

Teams 20 (from 10 countries)
Top seed Žalgiris Kaunas
Awards
MVP United States E. J. Rowland
Playoffs MVP Russia Victor Khryapa
Coach of the Year Lithuania Rimas Kurtinaitis
Young Player Russia Sergey Karasev
Statistical leaders
Points United States E. J. Rowland
17.1
Rebounds Serbia Aleks Marić
8.5
Assists United States Aaron Miles
7.3

The VTB United League 2012–13 was the fourth complete season of Northern and Eastern Europe's most competitive basketball clubs. The tournament featured 20 teams from 10 countries. CSKA Moscow won its 4th VTB title, by beating Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar 3–1 in the Best-of-five Finals series.

Participants[edit]

Country (League) Teams
Belarus Belarus (BPL) Tsmoki-Minsk
Czech Republic Czech Republic (NBL) ČEZ Basketball Nymburk
Estonia Estonia (KML) Kalev/Cramo
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan (Division 1) Astana Tigers
Latvia Latvia (LBL) VEF Rīga
Lithuania Lithuania (LKL) Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Neptūnas Klaipėda
Žalgiris Kaunas
Poland Poland (PLK) Turów Zgorzelec
Russia Russia (PBL) CSKA Moscow
Enisey Krasnoyarsk
Khimki Moscow Region
Krasnye Krylya Samara
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Nizhny Novgorod
Spartak Saint Petersburg
Triumph Lyubertsy
UNICS Kazan
Ukraine Ukraine (SuperLeague) Azovmash Mariupol
Donetsk

Regular Season[edit]

Key to colors
     Advances to Quarterfinals
     Advances to Round of 16

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Round of 16[edit]

The teams that finished third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the other group in a Best-Of-3 series.

Series 1 2 3
Krasnye Krylya Samara Russia Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 2–0 76–69 77–67
Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar Russia Ukraine Donetsk 2–0 86–80 88–77
Spartak Saint Petersburg Russia Russia Nizhny Novgorod 1–2 83–69 57–62 85–88
VEF Rīga Latvia Kazakhstan Astana Tigers 2–1 76–89 87–54 76–67

Quarterfinals[edit]

The teams that finished first and two in the other group battled with 1/8 final winners in a Best-Of-5 series.

Series 1 2 3 4 5
Khimki Russia Latvia VEF Rīga 3–0 103–82 104–82 82–60
Žalgiris Kaunas Lithuania Russia Nizhny Novgorod 3–1 75–63 66–62 59–60 66–59
Unics Kazan Russia Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar 1–3 72–80 65–77 68–65 64–68
CSKA Moscow Russia Russia Krasnye Krylya Samara 3–1 77–46 87–78 49–50 69–56

Semifinals[edit]

The teams that won in 1/4 final, battled with other 1/4 final winner in a Best-Of-5 series.

Series 1 2 3 4 5
Khimki Russia Russia CSKA Moscow 2–3 83–80 72–74 47–61 77–75 64–87
Žalgiris Kaunas Lithuania Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar 1–3 80–53 63–85 72–82 62–84

Final[edit]

The teams that won in 1/2 final, battled with other 1/2 final winner in a Best-Of-5 series.

Series 1 2 3 4 5
CSKA Moscow Russia Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar 3–1 72–65 64–54 58–69 59–54

Rosters[edit]

Champion: Miloš Teodosić, Vladimir Micov, Aleksandr Gudumak, Aaron Jackson, Dmitry Sokolov, Nenad Krstić, Sonny Weems, Aleksei Zozulin, Zoran Erceg, Evgeny Voronov, Andrey Vorontsevich, Alexander Kaun, Viktor Khryapa, Anton Ponkrashov, Theódoros Papaloukás (Coach: Ettore Messina)

Runner-up: Maxim Grigoryev, Derrick Brown, Richard Hendrix, Alexey Savrasenko, Mantas Kalnietis, Sergey Bykov, Valeriy Likhodey, Simas Jasaitis, James Baron, Andrey Zubkov, Aleksandar Marić, Nicholas Calathes, Maksym Sheleketo (Coach: Evgeniy Pashutin)

Awards[edit]

Nationality awards[edit]

For the first time, awards were handed out to the best player by nationality.

Nationality Player Team Ref.
Czech Republic Czech Petr Benda Czech Republic CEZ Nymburk [2]
Estonia Estonian Tanel Sokk Estonia Kalev/Cramo [3]
Poland Polish Aaron Cel Poland Turów Zgorzelec [4]
Kazakhstan Kazakh Anton Ponomarev Kazakhstan Astana [5]
Belarus Belarusian Vladimir Veremeenko Russia UNICS Kazan [6]
Latvia Latvian Kristaps Janicenoks Latvia VEF Rīga [7]
Ukraine Ukrainian Oleksiy Pecherov Ukraine Azovmash [7]
Lithuania Lithuanian Mantas Kalnietis Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban [8]
Russia Russian Victor Khryapa Russia CSKA Moscow [9]

Monthly MVP[edit]

Month Player Team Ref.
October Lithuania Ksistof Lavrinovic Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas [7]
November United States E.J. Rowland Latvia VEF Rīga [10]
December Serbia Miloš Teodosić Russia CSKA Moscow [11]
January Bosnia and Herzegovina Zackary Wright Russia Spartak St. Petersburg [12]
February Lithuania Mantas Kalnietis Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban [13]
March Lithuania Darius Songaila Ukraine Azovmash [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History and Records". Vtb-league.com/en. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 
  2. ^ "Petr Benda – League’s top Czech player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Tanel Sokk – League’s top Estonian player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  4. ^ "Aaron Cel – League’s top Polish player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  5. ^ "Anton Ponomarev – League’s top Kazakh player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  6. ^ "Vladimir Veremeenko – League’s top Belarusian player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  7. ^ a b c "Awards | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  8. ^ "Mantas Kalnietis – League’s top Lithuanian player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  9. ^ "Victor Khryapa – League’s top Russian player | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  10. ^ "November MVP – E.J. Rowland | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  11. ^ "December MVP – Milos Teodosic | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  12. ^ "Zack Wright – January MVP | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  13. ^ "Mantas Kalnietis – February MVP | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 
  14. ^ "Darius Songaila - March MVP | VTB United League". Vtb-league.com. 1996-08-20. Retrieved 2014-04-26. 

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