2001 Euroleague Finals

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2001 Euroleague Finals
Tournament details
ArenaPalaMalaguti
Fernando Buesa Arena
Bologna, Italy
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Dates17 April 2001–
10 May 2001
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Kinder Bologna (2nd title)
Runners-upSpain TAU Cerámica
Awards and statistics
MVPArgentina Manu Ginóbili

The 2001 Euroleague Finals was the final playoffs for the title of the 2000–01 Euroleague.

After five games, Kinder Bologna achieved its second title against TAU Cerámica. Argentine Manu Ginóbili was named MVP of the Finals.

Results[edit]

Game 1[edit]

17 April 2001
20:30
Kinder Bologna Italy 65–78 Spain TAU Cerámica
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 16–28, 19–19, 16–13
Pts: Jarić 14
Rebs: Andersen 8
Asts: Abbio, Ginóbili 2
Pts: Alexander 21
Rebs: Alexander 19
Asts: four players 1
PalaMalaguti, Bologna
Attendance: 7,013
Referees: Coelho (POR), Tsanidis (GRE), Mpotitsis (GRE)
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Kinder Bologna jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Kinder Bologna
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TAU Cerámica jersey
Team colours
Team colours
TAU Cerámica
Starters: P R A
PG
14
France Antoine Rigaudeau 4 3 0
SG
6
Argentina Manu Ginóbili 8 2 2
SF
19
Serbia and Montenegro Marko Jarić 14 4 0
PF
13
Australia David Andersen 12 8 1
PF
12
Italy Alessandro Frosini 11 7 1
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
Italy Alessandro Abbio 10 1 2
SG
8
Italy Davide Bonora 2 2 1
C
9
Serbia and Montenegro Nikola Jestratijević 0 1 0
PF
11
Italy Fabrizio Ambrassa DNP
PF
18
Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš 4 0 0
Head coach:
Italy Ettore Messina
Kinder Bologna TAU Cerámica
0 1
Starters: P R A
PG
6
United States Elmer Bennett 15 5 1
SG
7
France Laurent Foirest 20 7 0
SF
11
Lithuania Saulius Štombergas 5 4 1
PF
14
Argentina Fabricio Oberto 11 3 0
C
13
United States Victor Alexander 21 19 1
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
Argentina Luis Scola 6 5 0
SF
5
Spain Dani García DNP
SF
9
Spain Sergi Vidal DNP
PF
10
Lithuania Mindaugas Timinskas 11 3 1
Head coach:
Serbia and Montenegro Duško Ivanović

Game 2[edit]

19 April 2001
20:30
Kinder Bologna Italy 94–73 Spain TAU Cerámica
Scoring by quarter: 32–16, 20–19, 18–15, 24–13
Pts: Rigaudeau 23
Rebs: Griffith 8
Asts: Ginóbili 3
Pts: Alexander 17
Rebs: Alexander, Oberto 8
Asts: Bennett, Oberto 1
PalaMalaguti, Bologna
Attendance: 7,046
Referees: Stokes (ENG), Nowicki (POL), Lovsin (SLO)
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Kinder Bologna jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Kinder Bologna
Kit body red halfshoulders.png
TAU Cerámica jersey
Team colours
Team colours
TAU Cerámica
Starters: P R A
PG
14
France Antoine Rigaudeau 23 4 0
SG
6
Argentina Manu Ginóbili 11 5 3
SF
19
Serbia and Montenegro Marko Jarić 13 2 0
PF
12
Italy Alessandro Frosini 3 7 0
C
15
United States Rashard Griffith 9 8 1
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
Italy Alessandro Abbio 14 6 2
SG
8
Italy Davide Bonora 2 1 1
C
9
Serbia and Montenegro Nikola Jestratijević DNP
PF
13
Australia David Andersen 14 6 0
PF
18
Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš 5 1 0
Head coach:
Italy Ettore Messina
Kinder Bologna TAU Cerámica
1 1
Starters: P R A
PG
6
United States Elmer Bennett 10 0 0
SG
7
France Laurent Foirest 2 0 0
SF
11
Lithuania Saulius Štombergas 12 2 0
PF
14
Argentina Fabricio Oberto 10 8 1
C
13
United States Victor Alexander 17 8 0
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
Argentina Luis Scola 7 3 0
SF
5
Spain Dani García DNP
SF
9
Spain Sergi Vidal 5 0 0
PF
10
Lithuania Mindaugas Timinskas 10 2 0
Head coach:
Serbia and Montenegro Duško Ivanović

Game 3[edit]

1 May 2001
20:30
Spain TAU Cerámica 60–80 Italy Kinder Bologna
Scoring by quarter: 16–14, 14–23, 17–19, 13–24
Pts: Oberto 15
Rebs: Oberto 13
Asts: Bennett 6
Pts: Ginóbili 27
Rebs: Frosini, Jarić 7
Asts: four players 2
Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Attendance: 9,323
Referees: De Keyser (BEL), Koukoulekidis (GRE), Ankarali (TUR)
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TAU Cerámica jersey
Team colours
Team colours
TAU Cerámica
Kit body whitesides.png
Kinder Bologna jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Kinder Bologna
Starters: P R A
PG
6
United States Elmer Bennett 9 2 6
SG
7
France Laurent Foirest 8 2 0
SF
11
Lithuania Saulius Štombergas 5 3 1
PF
14
Argentina Fabricio Oberto 15 13 0
C
13
United States Victor Alexander 13 5 0
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
Argentina Luis Scola 8 6 2
SF
5
Spain Dani García DNP
SF
9
Spain Sergi Vidal 0 0 0
PF
10
Lithuania Mindaugas Timinskas 2 2 0
Head coach:
Serbia and Montenegro Duško Ivanović
TAU Cerámica Kinder Bologna
1 2
Starters: P R A
PG
14
France Antoine Rigaudeau 15 0 2
SG
6
Argentina Manu Ginóbili 27 4 1
SF
19
Serbia and Montenegro Marko Jarić 7 7 2
PF
12
Italy Alessandro Frosini 1 7 2
C
15
United States Rashard Griffith 2 4 2
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
Italy Alessandro Abbio 11 3 0
SG
8
Italy Davide Bonora 2 0 0
PF
11
Italy Fabrizio Ambrassa DNP
PF
13
Australia David Andersen 2 1 0
PF
18
Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš 13 1 1
Head coach:
Italy Ettore Messina

Game 4[edit]

3 May 2001
20:30
Spain TAU Cerámica 96–79 Italy Kinder Bologna
Scoring by quarter: 24–17, 19–14, 26–23, 27–25
Pts: Bennett 19
Rebs: Oberto 9
Asts: Bennett 8
Pts: Griffith 18
Rebs: Griffith 6
Asts: Rigaudeau 5
Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Attendance: 9,323
Referees: Coelho (POR), Tsanidis (GRE), Mpotistis (GRE)
Kit body bluesides.png
TAU Cerámica jersey
Team colours
Team colours
TAU Cerámica
Kit body whitesides.png
Kinder Bologna jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Kinder Bologna
Starters: P R A
PG
6
United States Elmer Bennett 19 4 8
SG
7
France Laurent Foirest 10 1 0
SF
11
Lithuania Saulius Štombergas 8 1 2
PF
14
Argentina Fabricio Oberto 8 9 2
C
13
United States Victor Alexander 18 2 0
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
Argentina Luis Scola 13 2 1
SF
5
Spain Dani García 1 1 0
SF
9
Spain Sergi Vidal 1 0 0
PF
10
Lithuania Mindaugas Timinskas 18 5 2
Head coach:
Serbia and Montenegro Duško Ivanović
TAU Cerámica Kinder Bologna
2 2
Starters: P R A
PG
14
France Antoine Rigaudeau 14 1 0
SG
6
Argentina Manu Ginóbili 15 3 4
SF
19
Serbia and Montenegro Marko Jarić 0 1 1
PF
12
Italy Alessandro Frosini 6 5 2
C
15
United States Rashard Griffith 18 6 1
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
Italy Alessandro Abbio 15 2 1
SG
8
Italy Davide Bonora 0 0 0
PF
11
Italy Fabrizio Ambrassa 0 1 0
PF
13
Australia David Andersen 2 3 1
PF
18
Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš 9 5 0
Head coach:
Italy Ettore Messina

Game 5[edit]

10 May 2001
20:30
Kinder Bologna Italy 82–74 Spain TAU Cerámica
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 23–19, 20–15, 20–22
Pts: Rigaudeau 18
Rebs: Griffith 10
Asts: Ginóbili 6
Pts: Bennett 24
Rebs: Bennett 5
Asts: Bennett 5
PalaMalaguti, Bologna
Attendance: 8,278
Referees: Coelho (POR), Tsanidis (GRE), Stokes (ENG)
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Kinder Bologna jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Kinder Bologna
Kit body red halfshoulders.png
TAU Cerámica jersey
Team colours
Team colours
TAU Cerámica
Starters: P R A
PG
14
France Antoine Rigaudeau 18 1 1
SG
6
Argentina Manu Ginóbili 16 4 6
SF
19
Serbia and Montenegro Marko Jarić 16 4 1
PF
12
Italy Alessandro Frosini 4 6 1
C
15
United States Rashard Griffith 14 10 0
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
Italy Alessandro Abbio 4 1 0
SG
8
Italy Davide Bonora 1 2 0
C
11
Italy Fabrizio Ambrassa DNP
PF
13
Australia David Andersen 4 2 0
PF
18
Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš 5 2 0
Head coach:
Italy Ettore Messina
Kinder Bologna TAU Cerámica
3 2
2000–01 Euroleague
Champions
Italy
Kinder Bologna
2nd continental title
Starters: P R A
PG
6
United States Elmer Bennett 24 5 5
SG
7
France Laurent Foirest 6 4 1
SF
11
Lithuania Saulius Štombergas 3 2 0
PF
14
Argentina Fabricio Oberto 15 4 0
C
13
United States Victor Alexander 8 3 0
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
Argentina Luis Scola 7 4 1
SF
5
Spain Dani García 2 1 0
SF
9
Spain Sergi Vidal 2 2 0
PF
10
Lithuania Mindaugas Timinskas 7 2 0
Head coach:
Serbia and Montenegro Duško Ivanović

Awards[edit]

Euroleague Finals MVP[edit]

Euroleague Finals Top Scorer[edit]

External links[edit]