2015 Euroleague Final Four

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2015 Euroleague Final Four
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Official logo, published in November 2014[1]
Season2014–15 Euroleague
Tournament details
ArenaBarclaycard Center
Madrid, Spain
Dates15 – 17 May 2015
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (9th title)
Runners-upGreece Olympiacos
Third placeRussia CSKA Moscow
Fourth placeTurkey Fenerbahçe Ülker
Awards and statistics
MVPArgentina Andrés Nocioni
Top scorer(s)United States Andrew Goudelock (50)
Attendance47,492 (total)
2014
2016

The 2015 Euroleague Final Four was the concluding EuroLeague Final Four tournament of the 2014–15 Euroleague season. The Final Four was held on 15 and 17 May 2015. All of the games were played at the Barclaycard Center, in Madrid, Spain. It was the third time the city of Madrid hosted the Final Four, and the 6th time the Final of the EuroLeague was played there.[2]

Real Madrid won its 9th EuroLeague title, after they beat Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59. CSKA Moscow took the third place, while Fenerbahçe Ülker finished in fourth.

Road to the Final Four[edit]

Team Regular season Top 16 Quarterfinals
Group W L Group W L Opponent Score
Real Madrid
A (1st)
8
2
E (1st)
11
3
Turkey Anadolu Efes
3–1
CSKA Moscow
B (1st)
10
0
F (1st)
12
2
Greece Panathinaikos
3–1
Olympiacos
D (1st)
8
2
F (3rd)
10
4
Spain FC Barcelona
3–1
Fenerbahçe Ülker
C (2nd)
8
2
F (2nd)
11
3
Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
3–0

Bracket[edit]

 
Semifinals
15 May
Championship game
17 May
 
      
 
 
 
 
Spain Real Madrid96
 
 
 
Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker87
 
Spain Real Madrid78
 
 
 
Greece Olympiacos59
 
Russia CSKA Moscow68
 
 
Greece Olympiacos70
 
Third place game
 
 
 
 
 
Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker80
 
 
Russia CSKA Moscow86

Semifinals[edit]

All times are CEST (UTC+2).

CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos[edit]

CSKA Moscow came into the semifinals, widely considered to be the favourite.[3] It was a rematch of the 2012 Final and 2013 Semifinal. Both of those previous games were won by Olympiacos.

Olympiacos rallied late in the fourth quarter, after it had been down by 9 with four minutes to go. Vassilis Spanoulis came up clutch, as he scored 11 points in the fourth quarter, to pull Olympiacos away from CSKA.[4] Aaron Jackson set a Final Four record during the game, with 7 steals.[5]

15 May 2015 CSKA Moscow Russia 68–70 Greece Olympiacos Barclaycard Center, Madrid
18:00 Scoring by quarter: 20–17, 16–18, 15–12, 17–23
Pts: De Colo 18
Rebs: Kirilenko, Vorontsevich 5
Asts: Jackson 7
PIR: Kaun 17
Boxscore Pts: Printezis 14
Rebs: Printezis 8
Asts: Mantzaris, Printezis 4
PIR: Printezis 22
Attendance: 12,022
Referees: Ilija Belošević (SRB), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP)

Real Madrid vs. Fenerbahçe Ülker[edit]

The hosts, Real Madrid, were considered the favourites to win the game against Fenerbahçe, which made its Final Four debut.[6]

Real Madrid dominated in the first half, and they led 55–35 at halftime.[7] A fourth quarter rally by Fenerbahçe came up too little, too late. Gustavo Ayón was top scorer for Real, with 18 points. Andrew Goudelock scored 26 for Fenerbahçe.

15 May 2015 Real Madrid Spain 96–87 Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker Barclaycard Center, Madrid
21:00 Scoring by quarter: 20–21, 35–14, 21–24, 20–28
Pts: Ayón 18
Rebs: Ayón 7
Asts: Llull 9
PIR: Ayón 30
Boxscore Pts: Goudelock 26
Rebs: Goudelock, Veselý 6
Asts: Bogdanović, Goudelock 4
PIR: Veselý 31
Attendance: 12,634
Referees: Christos Christodolou (GRE), Saša Pukl (SLO), Robert Lottermoser (GER)

Third place game[edit]

17 May 2015 Fenerbahçe Ülker Turkey 80–86 Russia CSKA Moscow Barclaycard Center, Madrid
17:00 Scoring by quarter: 13–27, 11–21, 31–18, 25–20
Pts: Goudelock 24
Rebs: Bjelica 10
Asts: Zisis 6
PIR: Bjelica 26
Boxscore Pts: De Colo 17
Rebs: Kirilenko, Kaun 6
Asts: Jackson 6
PIR: Jackson 18
Attendance: 9,849
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo (ESP), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)

Championship game[edit]

The game was a re-match of the 2013 Euroleague Final and the 1995 FIBA European League Final.

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Real Madrid jersey
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Team colours
Real Madrid
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Olympiacos jersey
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Team colours
Olympiacos
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 23 Spain Sergio Llull 12 0 4
SG 20 Azerbaijan Jaycee Carroll 16 3 0
SF 5 Spain Rudy Fernández 7 4 2
PF 9 Spain Felipe Reyes 2 1 1
C 14 Mexico Gustavo Ayón 2 5 1
Reserves:
SG 4 United States K.C. Rivers 5 4 0
SF 6 Argentina Andrés Nocioni 12 7 2
PG 7 Argentina Facundo Campazzo DNP
SF 8 Lithuania Jonas Mačiulis 9 4 0
PG 13 Spain Sergio Rodríguez 11 3 4
PF 30 Greece Ioannis Bourousis 0 1 0
C 44 United States Marcus Slaughter 2 4 2
Head coach:
Spain Pablo Laso
Game rules
Game was played under FIBA rules.

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Barclaycard Center

2014–15 Euroleague
Champions
Spain
Real Madrid
9th title
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 17 Greece Vangelis Mantzaris 1 3 1
SG 7 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 3 0 3
SF 21 United States Tremmell Darden 0 1 0
PF 15 Greece Giorgos Printezis 11 2 3
C 6 Armenia Bryant Dunston 4 1 2
Reserves:
PF 4 United States Brent Petway 2 2 1
C 5 Liberia Othello Hunter 10 7 0
SF 9 Greece Ioannis Papapetrou 0 0 0
SG 10 Greece Kostas Sloukas 10 2 2
PF 19 Greece Dimitrios Agravanis 0 1 0
PG 20 Croatia Oliver Lafayette 1 1 2
SF 24 Belgium Matt Lojeski 17 2 1
Head coach:
Greece Ioannis Sfairopoulos

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four Madrid logo unveiled!
  2. ^ Madrid to host 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four
  3. ^ "Τhe glass for Olympiacos vs CSKA game". Eurohoops. 2015-05-13. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  4. ^ "CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos Piraeus - Game". Euroleague.net. 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  5. ^ "Aaron Jackson sets Final Four record with 7 steals". Euroleague.net. 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  6. ^ "The glass on Fenerbahce/ Ulker - Real Madrid". Eurohoops. 2015-05-13. Retrieved 2015-05-19.
  7. ^ "Real Madrid vs. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul - Game". Euroleague.net. 2015-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-19.

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