2012–13 VTB United League

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VTB United League
Season 2012–13
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow
4th title
Runners-up Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar
Teams 20 (from 10 countries)
Top seed Žalgiris Kaunas
Awards
MVP Bulgaria E. J. Rowland
Playoffs MVP Russia Victor Khryapa
Young Player Russia Sergey Karasev
Statistical leaders
Points Bulgaria E. J. Rowland
17.1
Rebounds Australia Aleks Marić
8.5
Assists United States Aaron Miles
7.3

The VTB United League 2012–13 was the fourth complete season of the VTB United League, which is Northern and Eastern Europe's top-tier level men's professional club basketball competition. The tournament featured 20 teams, from 10 countries. CSKA Moscow won its 4th VTB title, by beating Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar, 3–1, in a 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]

Team Pld W L PF PA
1. Russia Khimki 18 14 4 1451 1305
2. Russia Unics Kazan 18 14 4 1328 1169
3. Russia Krasnye Krylya Samara 18 12 6 1353 1304
4. Russia Spartak Saint Petersburg 18 12 6 1292 1174
5. Kazakhstan Astana Tigers 18 10 8 1332 1416
6. Ukraine Donetsk 18 9 9 1429 1325
7. Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 18 9 9 1402 1397
8. Poland Turów Zgorzelec 18 4 14 1318 1403
9. Ukraine Azovmash Mariupol 18 3 15 1287 1447
10. Estonia Kalev/Cramo 18 3 15 1202 1389
AST AZO DON KAL KHI KRA LR SPA TUR UNI
Kazakhstan Astana Tigers 75–72 96–90 93–78 92–77 75–78 72–71 78–75 81–61 62–80
Ukraine Azovmash Mariupol 82–89 68–75 76–71 77–91 73–92 88–94 76–81 76–66 71–78
Ukraine Donetsk 76–56 83–66 67–46 66–84 96–87 95–79 88–80 99–85 63–74
Estonia Kalev/Cramo 81–85 73–77 61–60 57–65 73–83 60–73 53–71 72–68 52–70
Russia Khimki 104–75 91–73 72–58 77–67 82–81 80–69 72–60 91–72 85–74
Russia Krasnye Krylya Samara 61–66 72–62 64–59 83–73 76–67 89–72 75–70 81–77 56–69
Lithuania Lietuvos rytas 93–60 75–56 99–97 95–73 79–88 81–70 63–83 78–71 87–80
Russia Spartak Saint Petersburg 74–57 74–58 59–63 80–59 74–69 61–63 75–48 76–74 84–68
Poland Turów Zgorzelec 93–66 78–69 83–81 80–81 79–86 74–76 86–78 59–63 64–69
Russia Unics Kazan 70–54 89–67 66–48 86–72 76–70 74–66 74–68 51–52 80–48

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA
1. Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas 18 16 2 1499 1269
2. Russia CSKA Moscow 18 15 3 1390 1160
3. Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar 18 12 6 1423 1318
4. Latvia VEF Rīga 18 11 7 1523 1446
5. Russia Nizhny Novgorod 18 10 8 1320 1261
6. Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 18 9 9 1413 1363
7. Russia Enisey Krasnoyarsk 18 6 12 1337 1438
8. Czech Republic ČEZ Basketball Nymburk 18 5 13 1282 1448
9. Belarus Tsmoki-Minsk 18 3 15 1246 1451
10. Lithuania Neptūnas Klaipėda 18 3 15 1381 1597
ČEZ CSK ENI LOK NEP NN TRI TSM VEF ŽAL
Czech Republic ČEZ Basketball Nymburk 63–76 69–61 81–74 84–78 73–81 68–96 65–56 81–83 84–90
Russia CSKA Moscow 84–75 77–52 83–56 79–57 83–60 80–71 68–57 83–75 68–74
Russia Enisey Krasnoyarsk 81–59 64–73 87–94 63–77 62–67 74–78 77–74 96–93 64–99
Russia Lokomotiv Kuban-Krasnodar 75–54 61–72 93–64 84–48 75–74 74–65 89–74 95–98 70–78
Lithuania Neptūnas Klaipėda 96–86 72–83 88–89 83–95 72–90 88–97 110–106 60–86 62–90
Russia Nizhny Novgorod 82–66 70–68 84–44 54–61 84–63 76–80 55–54 82–86 58–76
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 89–52 62–82 77–81 78–89 83–80 71–59 80–66 78–80 69–70
Belarus Tsmoki-Minsk 71–63 48–90 65–79 64–80 93–71 66–93 62–85 74–85 86–82
Latvia VEF Rīga 85–89 67–75 85–69 72–77 94–89 87–89 101–78 98–73 77–72
Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas 90–70 76–66 86–61 89–81 111–87 69–62 80–76 81–57 86–71

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.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Krasnye Krylya Samara Russia 2–0 Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 76–69 77–67 0
Lokomotiv-Kuban Russia 2–0 Ukraine Donetsk 86–80 88–77 0
Spartak Saint Petersburg Russia 1–2 Russia Nizhny Novgorod 83–69 57–62 85–88
VEF Rīga Latvia 2–1 Kazakhstan Astana Tigers 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.

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

Semifinals[edit]

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

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Khimki Russia 2–3 Russia CSKA Moscow 83–80 72–74 47–61 77–75 64–87
Žalgiris Kaunas Lithuania 1–3 Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban 80–53 63–85 72–82 62–84 0

Final[edit]

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

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
CSKA Moscow Russia 3–1 Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban 72–65 64–54 58–69 59–54 0

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, Sasha Kaun, Victor Khryapa, Anton Ponkrashov, Theo Papaloukas (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, Aleks Marić, Nick 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 Bulgaria E.J. Rowland Latvia VEF Rīga [10]
December Serbia Miloš Teodosić Russia CSKA Moscow [11]
January Bosnia and Herzegovina Zack 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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