2007–08 Korisliiga season

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Korisliiga
Competition details
Season 2007–08
Teams 12
Games played 44
Dates October 6, 2007 - April 27, 2008
Final positions
Champions Espoon Honka
(7th title)
Runners-up Kouvot
Third place Lappeenrannan NMKY
Fourth place Torpan Pojat
Relegated Kauhajoen Karhu
Awards
MVP Finland Petteri Koponen (Domestic)
United States Corey Smith (Foreign)
Finals MVP United States Akeem Scott
Statistical leaders
Points United States Damon Williams
23.1
Rebounds United States Mark McCarroll
12.4
Assists United States Tyson Patterson
5.2
Records
Average attendance 883 Decrease

The Korisliiga is the premier basketball league in Finland. The 2007-08 season was the 68th Finnish club basketball season. It began on October 6, 2007 and ended on April 27, 2008. The Espoon Honka successfully defended their national championship with a 3-1 victory over the Kouvot.[1] Petteri Koponen won the MVP Award and Akeem Scott won the Finals MVP Award.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Team G W L PF/G PA/G PCT.
1 Lappeenrannan NMKY 22 17 5 93.6 77.1 .773
2 Torpan Pojat 42 32 10 87.6 81.6 .762
3 Kouvot 42 31 11 82.8 73.6 .738
4 Espoon Honka 42 27 15 86.4 81.7 .643
5 Namika Lahti 42 21 21 82.3 80.9 .500
6 UU-Korihait 42 19 23 81.2 82.0 .452
7 Porvoon Tarmo 42 18 24 82.5 87.8 .429
8 Tampereen Pyrintö 42 18 24 81.9 85.5 .429
9 KTP-Basket 42 17 25 89.5 90.0 .405
10 Joensuun Kataja 42 16 26 79.8 82.6 .381
11 Team Componenta 42 14 28 80.1 87.7 .333
12 Kauhajoen Karhu 42 12 30 80.9 89.8 .286

Individual leaders[edit]

Statistics are for the regular season.

Scoring[edit]

Rank Name Team PPG
1. United States Damon Williams Tampereen Pyrintö 23.1
2. United States Adrian Henning Lappeenrannan NMKY 22.3
2. United States Chris Hester Team Componenta 22.3
4. United States Steve Smith KTP-Basket 21.7
5. United States Corey Smith Kouvot 21.0

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team APG
1. United States Tyson Patterson Torpan Pojat 5.2
2. Finland Petri Virtanen Lappeenrannan NMKY 4.5
3. Finland Juha Sten Lappeenrannan NMKY 4.4
4. United States Louis Hinnant Joensuun Kataja 4.4
5. United States Damon Williams Tampereen Pyrintö 4.2

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team RPG
1. United States Mark McCarroll Porvoon Tarmo 12.4
2. United States Nick Wallery Team Componenta 12.0
3. United States Emmanuel Dies KTP-Basket 11.4
4. United States Damon Williams Tampereen Pyrintö 11.0
5. United States Damion Dantzler Tampereen Pyrintö 10.8

Playoffs[edit]

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  2 Torpan Pojat 3  
7 Porvoon Tarmo 2  
    Torpan Pojat 0  
    Kouvot 3  
3 Kouvot 3
  6 UU-Korihait 0  
      Kouvot 1
    Espoon Honka 3
  1 Lappeenrannan NMKY 3  
8 Tampereen Pyrintö 1  
    Lappeenrannan NMKY 1 Third place
    Espoon Honka 3  
4 Espoon Honka 3   Lappeenrannan NMKY 64
  5 Namika Lahti 0     Torpan Pojat 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scott säkitti Hongalle kultaa (in Finnish)". Suomen Koripalloliitto. 2008-04-27. Archived from the original on 2008-05-01. Retrieved 2008-05-18.
  2. ^ "Petteri Koponen äänestettiin Korisliigan vuoden pelaajaksi (in Finnish)". Suomen Koripalloliitto. 2008-05-07. Archived from the original on 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2008-05-18.