2004–05 Euroleague

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Main article: Euroleague Basketball
Euroleague 2004-05
League Euroleague
Sport Basketball
Season
Season MVP United States Anthony Parker (Maccabi Tel Aviv)
Top scorer United States Charles Smith
(Scavolini Pesaro)
Final Four
Final Four champions Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
  Runners-up Spain Tau Cerámica
Final Four MVP Lithuania Šarūnas Jasikevičius (Maccabi Tel Aviv)
Euroleague Basketball seasons

The Euroleague is an international professional basketball club competition for elite clubs throughout Europe. The 2004–2005 season featured 24 competing teams from 13 different countries. The final of the competition was held in Olimpiisky Arena, Moscow, Russia, with defending champions Maccabi Tel Aviv defeating Tau Cerámica 90-78.

Format[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

The first phase is a regular season, in which the competing teams are drawn into three groups, each containing eight teams. Each team plays every other team in its group at home and away, resulting in 14 games for each team in the first stage. The top 5 teams in each group and the best sixth-placed team advance to the next round. The complete list of tiebreakers is provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results.

Top 16[edit]

The surviving teams are divided into four groups of four teams each, and again a round robin system is adopted resulting in 6 games each, with the top 2 teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Tiebreakers are identical to those used in the Regular Season.

Quarterfinals[edit]

This was the first season in which the Euroleague instituted a quarterfinal phase. The top placed teams from each Top 16 group played second-placed teams from a different group in a best-of-three playoff series, with the winners of those series advancing to the Final Four.

Final Four format[edit]

The culminating stage of the Euroleague in which the four remaining teams play a semifinal match and the winners of those advance to the final. The losers play in a third-place playoff. The team which is victorious in the Final will be Euroleague champion.

Regular Season[edit]

Key to colors
     Top five places in each group, plus highest-ranked sixth-place team,
advance to Top 16
     Eliminated

Tiebreakers:

  • Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  • Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  • Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs are not in the same group)
  • Points scored in all group matches
  • Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Climamio Bologna 14 12 2 1199 1091 96
2. Turkey Efes Pilsen 14 12 2 1080 934 145
3. Croatia Cibona 14 8 6 1172 1037 47
4. Spain Real Madrid 14 7 7 1056 1020 36
5. Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 14 7 7 981 1028 -47
6. Spain Estudiantes 14 4 10 1074 1109 -35
7. Greece Olympiacos 14 4 10 1017 1144 -127
8. Serbia and Montenegro Partizan 14 2 12 1030 1146 -116

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 14 10 4 1324 1189 135
2. Spain FC Barcelona 14 9 5 1071 1045 26
3. Lithuania Žalgiris 14 8 6 1185 1180 5
4. Greece AEK Athens 14 7 7 1102 1106 -4
5. Italy Montepaschi Siena 14 7 7 1105 1049 56
6. Italy Scavolini Pesaro 14 7 7 1116 1168 -52
7. Slovenia Union Olimpija 14 6 8 1040 1058 -18
8. France ASVEL 14 2 12 973 1121 -148

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 14 14 0 1191 1074 117
2. Greece Panathinaikos 14 8 6 1126 1061 65
3. Italy Benetton Treviso 14 8 6 1039 986 53
4. Turkey Ülker 14 7 7 1030 987 43
5. Spain Tau Cerámica 14 6 8 1149 1146 3
6. Spain Unicaja Málaga 14 6 8 1030 1024 6
7. Germany Frankfurt Skyliners 14 4 10 996 1137 -141
8. France Pau-Orthez 14 3 11 1070 1216 -146

Top 16[edit]

The draw was held in accordance with Euroleague rules.

The teams were placed into four pools, as follows:

  • Level 1: The three group winners, plus the top-ranked second-place team
    • CSKA, Climamio, Maccabi, Efes Pilsen
  • Level 2: The remaining second-place teams, plus the top two third-place teams
    • Winterthur FCB, Panathinaikos,Benetton, Cibona
  • Level 3: The remaining third-place team, plus the three fourth-place teams
    • Žalgiris, Ülker Istanbul, Real Madrid,AEK Athens
  • Level 4: The fifth-place teams, plus the top ranked sixth-place team
    • TAU Cerámica, Montepaschi Siena, Prokom Trefl Sopot, Scavolini Pesaro

Each Top 16 group included one team from each pool. The draw was conducted under the following restrictions:

  1. No more than two teams from the same Regular Season group can be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  2. No more than two teams from the same country can be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  3. If there is a conflict between these two restrictions, (1) will receive priority.

Another draw was held to determine the order of fixtures. In cases of two teams from the same city in the Top 16 (Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, Efes Pilsen and Ülker) they were scheduled so that every week only one team would be at home.

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to quarterfinals
     Eliminated from contention

Teams in bold type advanced to the quarterfinals.

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 6 0 513 427 +86
2. Turkey Ülker 6 3 3 434 469 -35
3. Italy Montepaschi Siena 6 2 4 470 462 +8
4. Croatia Cibona 6 1 5 430 489 −59

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 6 5 1 515 450 +65
2. Italy Scavolini Pesaro 6 3 3 467 492 -25
3. Spain FC Barcelona 6 2 4 463 478 −15
4. Spain Real Madrid 6 2 4 477 502 −25

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaikos 6 4 2 480 450 +30
2. Spain Tau Cerámica 6 4 2 526 483 +43
3 Italy Climamio Bologna 6 4 2 471 479 −8
4. Lithuania Žalgiris 6 0 6 457 522 −65

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Benetton Treviso 6 4 2 447 385 +62
2. Turkey Efes Pilsen 6 4 2 424 377 +47
3. Greece AEK Athens 6 4 2 436 427 +9
4. Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 6 0 6 387 505 −118

Quarterfinals[edit]

Each quarterfinal was a best-of-three series between a first-place team in the Top 16 and a second-place team from a different group, with the first-place team receiving home advantage.

Quarterfinal 1[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Date
Game 1 Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 88 - 60 Italy Scavolini Pesaro Tel Aviv April 5, 2005
Game 2 Scavolini Pesaro Italy 100–103 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv Pesaro April 7, 2005

Quarterfinal 2[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Date
Game 1 CSKA Moscow Russia 88 - 74 Turkey Ülker Moscow April 5, 2005
Game 2 Ülker Turkey 64 - 82 Russia CSKA Moscow Istanbul April 7, 2005

Quarterfinal 3[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Date
Game 1 Panathinaikos Greece 102 - 96 Turkey Efes Pilsen Athens April 6, 2005
Game 2 Efes Pilsen Turkey 75 - 63 Greece Panathinaikos Istanbul April 8, 2005
Game 3 Panathinaikos Greece 84 - 76 Turkey Efes Pilsen Athens April 14, 2005

Quarterfinal 4[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Venue Date
Game 1 Benetton Treviso Italy 59 - 98 Spain Tau Cerámica Treviso April 5, 2005
Game 2 Tau Cerámica Spain 66 - 64 Italy Benetton Treviso Vitoria-Gasteiz April 7, 2005

Final Four[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 91 – 82 Greece Panathinaikos Olimpiisky Arena, Moscow May 6, 2005

Semifinal 2[edit]

CSKA Moscow Russia 78 – 85 Spain Tau Cerámica Olimpiisky Arena, Moscow May 6, 2005

Third Place[edit]

CSKA Moscow Russia 91 – 94 Greece Panathinaikos Olimpiisky Arena, Moscow May 8, 2005

Final[edit]

Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 90 – 78 Spain Tau Cerámica Olimpiisky Arena, Moscow May 8, 2005
Euroleague 2005 Champions
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Maccabi Tel Aviv
Fifth title

Awards[edit]

Euroleague MVP[edit]

Final Four MVP[edit]

All-Euroleague First Team 2004-05[edit]

All-Euroleague Second Team 2004–2005[edit]

Rising Star[edit]

Best Defender[edit]

Alphonso Ford Top Scorer[edit]

Alexander Gomelsky Coach of the Year[edit]

Club Executive of the Year[edit]

References and notes[edit]

Euroleague Competition Format

External links[edit]