|Season MVP||Anthony Parker (Maccabi Elite)|
|Top scorer||Drew Nicholas (Benetton Treviso)|
|Final Four MVP||Theo Papaloukas (CSKA Moscow)|
The Euroleague is an international professional basketball club competition for elite clubs throughout Europe. The 2005–2006 season featured 24 competing teams from 13 different countries. The final of the competition was held in Sazka Arena, Prague, Czech Republic, on April 30, 2006 with CSKA Moscow defeating defending champions Maccabi Elite 73-69.
- 1 Regular Season
- 2 Top 16
- 3 Quarterfinals
- 4 Final Four
- 5 Individual statistics
- 6 Awards
- 7 References and notes
- 8 External links
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.
If one or more clubs are level on won-lost record, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
- 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
|Top five places in each group, plus highest-ranked sixth-place team, advance to Top 16|
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 two top teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Tiebreakers are identical to those used in the Regular Season.
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
Level 2: The remaining second-place teams, plus the top two third-place teams
Level 3: The remaining third-place team, plus the three fourth-place teams
Level 4: The fifth-place teams, plus the top ranked sixth-place team
Each Top 16 group included one team from each pool. The draw was conducted under the following restrictions:
- No more than two teams from the same Regular Season group can be placed in the same Top 16 group.
- No more than two teams from the same country can be placed in the same Top 16 group.
- 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.
|Top two places in each group advance to quarterfinals|
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.
|Team 1||Agg.||Team 2||1st leg||2nd leg||3rd leg|
|FC Barcelona||2–1||Real Madrid||72–58||78–84||76-70|
|CSKA Moscow||2–0||Efes Pilsen||66–57||75–71|
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|FC Barcelona||75–84||CSKA Moscow|
|Maccabi Elite||85–70||Tau Cerámica|
3rd place game
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|FC Barcelona||82–87||Tau Cerámica|
|Team 1||Score||Team 2|
|CSKA Moscow||73–69||Maccabi Elite|
Final Four 2006 MVP
|1.||Anthony Parker||Maccabi Elite||25||513||20.52|
|2.||Jorge Garbajosa||Unicaja Málaga||18||348||19.33|
|3.||Luis Scola||Tau Cerámica||25||470||18.80|
|1.||Drew Nicholas||Benetton Treviso||20||369||18.45|
|3.||Louis Bullock||Real Madrid||20||316||15.80|
|3.||Robertas Javtokas||Lietuvos Rytas||20||164||8.20|
|1.||Pablo Prigioni||Tau Cerámica||25||156||6.24|
|3.||Shammond Williams||Winterthur FC Barcelona||25||107||4.28|
|Steals per game||Jeff Trepagnier||Ülker||20||3.05|
|Blocks per game||Darjuš Lavrinovič||Žalgiris||20||2.10|
|Turnovers per game||Massimo Bulleri||Armani Jeans Milano||14||3.79|
|Fouls drawn per game||Scoonie Penn||Cibona||20||5.80|
|Minutes per game||Yotam Halperin||Union Olimpija||14||36:04|
|2FG%||Tomas Masiulis||Prokom Trefl||14||0.666|
|3FG%||Giacomo Galanda||Armani Jeans Milano||14||0.536|
|Rating||Spencer Nelson||Brose Bamberg||48|
|Points||Luis Scola||Tau Cerámica||36|
|Rebounds||Spencer Nelson||Brose Bamberg||20|
|Blocks||Maceo Baston||Maccabi Elite||6|
|Turnovers||Igor Rakočević||Real Madrid||9|
|Fouls Drawn||Jaka Lakovič||Panathinaikos||15|
Final Four MVP
All-Euroleague Team 2005-06
|Position||All-Euroleague First Team||Club Team||All-Euroleague Second Team||Club Team|
||Theodoros Papaloukas||CSKA Moscow||Pablo Prigioni||Tau Cerámica|
||Juan Carlos Navarro||Winterthur FC Barcelona||Vassilis Spanoulis||Panathinaikos|
||Anthony Parker||Maccabi Elite||Trajan Langdon||CSKA Moscow|
||Luis Scola||Tau Cerámica||Jorge Garbajosa||Unicaja Málaga|
||Nikola Vujčić||Maccabi Elite||Darjuš Lavrinovič||Žalgiris|
Alphonso Ford Top Scorer
Alexander Gomelsky Coach of the Year
Club Executive of the Year
- Sergey Kushchenko ( CSKA Moscow )
References and notes
- Euroleague.net - Official Euroleague homepage.
- Eurobasket.com - Popular basketball news site.
- TalkBasket.net - Basketball forum.