2018 in basketball

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The following are the basketball events of the year 2018 throughout the world.

The following are the basketball events that are expected to take place in 2018 throughout the world. Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.

International tournaments[edit]

Arranged chronologically.

National senior team tournaments[edit]

Tournament Host city Duration 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion 2nd, silver medalist(s) Second place 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Third place
2018 Commonwealth Games, men's tournament Australia Cairns, Townsville, Gold Coast August 19–September 1  Australia  Canada  New Zealand
2018 Commonwealth Games, women's tournament Australia Cairns, Townsville, Gold Coast April 5–14  Australia  England  New Zealand
2018 FIBA European Championship for Small Countries San Marino Serravalle June 26–July 1  Malta  Norway  Ireland
2018 Asian Games, men's tournament Indonesia Jakarta August 19–September 1  China  Iran  South Korea
2018 Asian Games, women's tournament Indonesia Jakarta August 19–September 1  China  Korea  Japan
2018 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup Spain Tenerife September 22–30  United States  Australia  Spain

3x3 championships[edit]

Tournament Host city Duration 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion 2nd, silver medalist(s) Second place 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Third place
2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup for Men Philippines Bocaue June 8–12  Serbia  Netherlands  Slovenia
2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup for Women Philippines Bocaue June 8–12  Italy  Russia  France
Mediterranean Games, men's tournament Spain Tarragona June 27–29  France  Italy  Slovenia
Mediterranean Games, women's tournament Spain Tarragona June 27–29  France  Spain  Portugal
2018 Asian Games, men's tournament Indonesia Jakarta August 19–September 1  China  South Korea  Iran
2018 Asian Games, women's tournament Indonesia Jakarta August 19–September 1  China  Japan  Thailand
2018 FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup for Men Romania Bucharest September 14–16  Serbia  Latvia  Slovenia
2018 FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup for Women Romania Bucharest September 14–16  France  Netherlands  Ukraine

Other international championships[edit]

Tournament Host city Duration 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion 2nd, silver medalist(s) Second place 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Third place
2018 William Jones Cup Taiwan New Taipei City July 14–22 Canada 3D Global Sports Canada  Iran B  South Korea
2018 William Jones Cup for Women Taiwan New Taipei City July 25–29  New Zealand  Japan B  Republic of China A

FIBA youth championships[edit]

Tournament Host city Duration 1st, gold medalist(s) Champion 2nd, silver medalist(s) Second place 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Third place
2017 FIBA Under-16 Asian Championship China Foshan April 2–8  Australia  China  New Zealand
2018 FIBA Under-18 Americas Championship Canada St. Catharines June 10–16  United States  Canada  Argentina
2018 FIBA Under-17 Basketball World Cup Argentina Rosario & Santa Fe June 30–July 8  United States  France  Puerto Rico
2018 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Division B Bulgaria Sofia July 13–22  Poland  Slovenia  Latvia
2018 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship Germany Chemnitz July 14–22  Israel  Croatia  Germany
2018 FIBA Under-17 Women’s Basketball World Cup Belarus Minsk July 21–29  United States  France  Australia
2018 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship Division B Republic of Macedonia Skopje July 27–August 5  Netherlands  Slovenia  Belgium
2018 FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship for Women Mexico Mexico City August 1–7  United States  Canada  Argentina
2018 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship for Women Italy Udine August 4–12  Germany  Spain  Hungary
2018 FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship Thailand Nonthaburi & Bangkok August 5–11  Australia  New Zealand  China
2018 FIBA Under-18 Women's African Championship Mozambique Maputo August 10–19  Mali  Mozambique  Angola
2018 FIBA Under-18 African Championship Mali Bamako August 17–26  Mali  Senegal  Egypt
2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship for Women India Bangalore October 28–November 3  China  Japan  Australia

2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification[edit]

Teams progressing to the second round
Group 1st 2nd 3rd
Africa A  Tunisia  Cameroon  Chad
Africa B  Nigeria  Rwanda  Mali
Africa C  Angola  Egypt  Morocco
Africa D  Senegal  Central African Republic  Ivory Coast
Americas A  Argentina  Uruguay  Panama
Americas B  Venezuela  Brazil  Chile
Americas C  United States  Puerto Rico  Mexico
Americas D  Canada  Dominican Republic  Virgin Islands
Asia A  New Zealand  South Korea  China
Asia B  Australia  Philippines  Japan
Asia C  Jordan  Lebanon  Syria
Asia D  Iran  Kazakhstan  Qatar
Europe A  Spain  Montenegro  Slovenia
Europe B  Turkey  Latvia  Ukraine
Europe C  Lithuania  Poland  Hungary
Europe D  Italy  Netherlands  Croatia
Europe E  France  Russia  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Europe F  Czech Republic  Finland  Bulgaria
Europe G  Germany  Serbia  Georgia
Europe H  Greece  Israel  Estonia

Professional club seasons[edit]

FIBA Intercontinental Cup[edit]

Continental seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Euroleague Basketball 2017–18 EuroLeague Spain Real Madrid Turkey Fenerbahçe Doğuş 85–80 Single-game final
2017–18 EuroCup Basketball Turkey Darüşşafaka Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 2–0 Best-of-3 series
FIBA Africa 2018 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup
FIBA Americas 2018 FIBA Americas League Argentina San Lorenzo de Almagro Brazil Mogi das Cruzes 79–71 Single-game final
FIBA Asia 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup Iran Petrochimi Japan Alvark Tokyo 68–64 Single-game final
FIBA Europe 2017–18 Basketball Champions League Greece AEK Athens France Monaco 100–94 Single-game final
2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup Italy Umana Reyer Venezia Italy Sidigas Avellino 158–148 Two-legged tie

Women[edit]

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Euroleague Basketball 2017–18 EuroLeague Women Russia UMMC Ekaterinburg Hungary Sopron Basket 72–53 Single-game final
2017–18 EuroCup Basketball Turkey Galatasaray Italy Reyer Venezia 155–140 Two-legged tie

Regional seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Region League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2017–18 ABA League Montenegro Budućnost VOLI Serbia Crvena zvezda mts 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Southeast Asia 2017–18 ABL season Philippines San Miguel Alab Pilipinas Thailand Mono Vampire 3–2
Alpe-Adria 2017–18 Alpe Adria Cup Slovenia Zlatorog Laško Slovakia Levickí Patrioti 89–79 Single-game final
Baltic states 2017–18 Baltic Basketball League Lithuania Pieno žvaigždės Latvia Jūrmala 174–148 Two-legged tie
Balkans 2017–18 BIBL Bulgaria Levski Kosovo Bashkimi 83–72 Single-game final
South America 2018 Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol

Women[edit]

Region League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2017–18 WABA League Montenegro Budućnost Bemax Slovenia Cinkarna Celje 71–68 Single-game final

Domestic league seasons[edit]

Men[edit]

Nation Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
 Albania 2017–18 Albanian Basketball League Tirana Teuta 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Albanian Basketball Cup Tirana Teuta 76–62 Single game final
 Algeria 2017–18 Algerian Basketball Championship GS Pétroliers NB Staouéli 2–0 Best-of-3 series
2017–18 Algerian Basketball Cup GS Pétroliers US Sétif 75–56 Single game final
 Angola 2017–18 BAI Basket Primeiro de Agosto Petro de Luanda 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2017–18 Angola Basketball Cup Primeiro de Agosto Benfica do Libolo 101–77 Single game final
 Armenia 2017–18 Armenia Basketball League A Artsakh Artik 198–164 Two-legged tie
 Argentina 2017–18 La Liga season San Lorenzo San Martín de Corrientes 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Austria 2017–18 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga season ece Bulls Kapfenberg Swans Gmunden 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2017–18 Austrian Basketball Cup ece Bulls Kapfenberg Swans Gmunden 82–79 Single game final
 Australia[a] 2017–18 NBL season Melbourne United Adelaide 36ers 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Azerbaijan 2017–18 Azerbaijan Basketball League NTD Aztop 2–0 Best-of-3 series
 Bahrain 2017–18 Bahraini Premier League Al-Manama Al-Ahli 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Belarus 2017–18 Belarusian Premier League Tsmoki-Minsk Borisfen 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Belgium 2017–18 Belgian Basketball League Oostende Telenet Giants Antwerp 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Belgian Basketball Cup Oostende Belfius Mons-Hainaut 84–80 Single game final
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2017–18 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski Igokea 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Basketball Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina Igokea Kakanj 94–76 Single game final
 Brazil 2017–18 NBB season Paulistano Mogi das Cruzes 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Bulgaria 2017–18 National Basketball League Levski Lukoil Balkan 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Bulgarian Basketball Cup Rilski Sportist Levski Lukoil 89–80 Single-game final
 Canada 2017–18 NBL Canada season London Lightning Halifax Hurricanes 4–3 Best-of-7 series
 Chile 2017-18 LNB Chile season Las Animas Los Leones 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 China 2017–18 CBA season Liaoning Flying Leopards Zhejiang Lions 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Croatia 2017–18 A-1 League Cedevita Cibona 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Krešimir Ćosić Cup Cedevita Cibona 86–74 Single game final
 Cyprus 2017–18 Cyprus Basketball Division A Petrolina AEK Keravnos 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Cypriot Basketball Cup Petrolina AEK ETHA 86–80 Single game final
 Czech Republic 2017–18 NBL (Czech Republic) ČEZ Nymburk Opava 228–163 Two-legged tie
2017–18 Czech Republic Basketball Cup ČEZ Nymburk Pardubice 86–65 Single game final
 Denmark 2017–18 Basketligaen Bakken Bears Horsens 4–0 Best-of-7 series
2017–18 Danish Basketball Cup Bakken Bears Copenhagen Wolfpack 100–67 Single game final
 Egypt 2017–18 Egyptian Super League Al Ahly Gezira 148–145 Two-legged tie
2017–18 Egyptian Basketball Cup Al Ahly Sporting 72–69 Single-game final
 Estonia 2017–18 KML season Kalev/Cramo University of Tartu 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Finland 2017–18 Korisliiga season Kauhajoki Karhu Salon Vilpas 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 France[b] 2017–18 Pro A season Le Mans Monaco 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 French Basketball Cup Strasbourg IG Boulazac 82–62 Single-game final
2018 Leaders Cup Monaco Le Mans Sarthe 83–78 Single-game final
 Georgia 2017–18 Georgian Superliga Dinamo Tbilisi Kutaisi 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Germany 2017–18 Basketball Bundesliga Bayern Munich Alba Berlin 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2018 BBL-Pokal Bayern Munich Alba Berlin 80–75 Single-game final
 Great Britain 2017–18 BBL Leicester Riders London Lions 81–60 Single-game final
2017–18 BBL Cup Cheshire Phoenix Worcester Wolves 99–88 Single-game final
2017–18 BBL Trophy Leicester Riders DBL Sharks Sheffield 90–85 Single-game final
 Greece 2017–18 Greek Basket League Panathinaikos Olympiacos 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Greek Basketball Cup AEK Athens Olympiacos 88–83 Single-game final
 Hungary 2017–18 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A Szolnoki Olaj Falco Vulcano 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2018 Magyar Kupa Szolnoki Olaj Falco Vulcano 82–67 Single-game final
 Iceland 2017–18 Úrvalsdeild karla KR Tindastóll 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Icelandic Basketball Cup Tindastóll KR 82–67 Single-game final
 Indonesia 2018 Indonesian Basketball League Satria Muda Pertamina Jakarta Pelita Jaya Energi Mega Persada 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Iran 2017–18 Iranian Basketball Super League Shahrdari Tabriz Mahram Tehran 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Iraq 2017–18 Iraqi Basketball Premier League Al-Naft Al-Shorta 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Ireland[c] 2017–18 Irish Super League Tralee Warriors Templeogue 73–61 Single-game final
2017–18 Irish National Cup Templeogue UCD Marian 68–62 Single-game final
 Israel 2017–18 Israeli Basketball Premier League Maccabi Tel Aviv Hapoel Holon 95–75 Single-game final
2017–18 Israeli Basketball State Cup Hapoel Holon Maccabi Tel Aviv 86–84 Single-game final
 Italy 2017–18 LBA season EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Dolomiti Energia Trento 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2018 Italian Basketball Cup Fiat Torino Germani Basket Brescia 69–67 Single-game final
 Japan 2017–18 B.League season Alvark Tokyo Chiba Jets 85–60 Single-game final
 Jordan 2017–18 Jordanian Premier League Al Ahli Al Riyadi
 Kazakhstan 2017–18 Kazakhstan Basketball Championship Astana Barsy Atyrau 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Kazakhstan Basketball Cup Astana Barsy Atyrau 72–61 Single-game final
 Kosovo 2017–18 Kosovo Basketball Superleague Bashkimi Sigal Prishtina 2–1 Best-of-3 series
2017–18 Kosovo Basketball Cup Sigal Prishtina Bashkimi 77–74 Single-game final
 Latvia 2017–18 Latvian Basketball League Ventspils VEF Rīga 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Lebanon 2017–18 Lebanese Basketball League Homenetmen Al Riyadi 4–3 Best-of-7 series
 Libya 2017–18 LBL Al Nasr Benghazi Al Ahly Tripoli
2017–18 Libyan Basketball Cup Al Ahly Tripoli Al Nasr Benghazi 88–74 Single-game final
 Lithuania 2017–18 LKL season Žalgiris Lietuvos rytas 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2018 King Mindaugas Cup Žalgiris Lietuvos rytas 81–62 Single-game final
 Luxembourg 2017–18 Total League season Amicale Etzella 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Macedonia 2017–18 Macedonian First League Rabotnički MZT Skopje Aerodrom 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Macedonian Basketball Cup MZT Skopje Aerodrom Rabotnički 76–67 Single-game final
 Malta 2017–18 Division 1 Hibernians Athleta 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Mexico 2017–18 LNBP season Soles de Mexicali Capitanes de Ciudad de México 4–1 Best-of-7 series
 Moldova 2017–18 Moldovan National Division Basco Gama-Sind 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Montenegro 2017–18 Prva A liga Mornar Budućnost VOLI 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Montenegrin Basketball Cup Budućnost VOLI Mornar 87–83 Single-game final
 Morocco 2017–18 Nationale 1 AS Salé Wydad AC 77–59 Single-game final
2017–18 Moroccan Throne Cup AS Salé Maghreb de Fes 87–59 Single-game final
 Netherlands 2017–18 Dutch Basketball League Donar ZZ Leiden 4–0 Best-of-7 series
2017–18 NBB Cup Donar ZZ Leiden 87–71 Single-game final
 New Zealand 2018 New Zealand NBL season Southland Sharks Wellington Saints 98–96 Single-game final
 Norway 2017–18 BLNO season Kongsberg Miners Asker Aliens 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Panama 2017–18 Panamanian LPB Correcaminos de Colón Caballos de Coclé 71–67 Single-game final
 Paraguay 2017–18 Metropolitan Basketball League Olimpia Deportivo San José 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Philippines 2017–18 PBA Philippine Cup San Miguel Beermen Magnolia Hotshots 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2018 PBA Commissioner's Cup Barangay Ginebra San Miguel San Miguel Beermen 4–2
2018 PBA Governors' Cup
 Puerto Rico 2018 BSN season Capitanes de Arecibo Vaqueros de Bayamon 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Poland 2017–18 PLK season Anwil Włocławek Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2018 Polish Basketball Cup Polski Cukier Toruń Stelmet Enea Zielona Góra 88–80 Single-game final
 Portugal 2017–18 LPB season Oliveirense Porto 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Portuguese Basketball Cup Illiabum Benfica 91–83 Single-game final
 Qatar 2017–18 Qatari Basketball League Al Arabi Al Wakrah 61–59 Single-game final
 Romania 2017–18 Liga Națională Oradea Steaua CSM Eximbank 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Romanian Basketball Cup Cluj-Napoca Oradea 64–61 Single-game final
 Russia[d] 2017–18 VTB United League CSKA Moscow Khimki 95–84 Single-game final
2017–18 Russian Basketball Cup Lokomotiv Kuban Nizhny Novgorod 85–64 Single-game final
 Saudi Arabia 2017–18 Saudi Premier League Ohud Medina Al Fateh 72–69 Single-game final
 Serbia 2017–18 Basketball League of Serbia Crvena zvezda mts FMP 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Radivoj Korać Cup Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda mts 81–75 Single-game final
 Slovakia 2017–18 Slovak Basketball League Levickí Patrioti Košice 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2017–18 Slovak Basketball Cup Košice Inter Bratislava 89–81 Single-game final
 Slovenia 2017–18 Slovenian Basketball League Petrol Olimpija Krka 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Slovenian Basketball Cup Primorska Šenčur 83–63 Single-game final
 South Korea 2017–18 KBL season Seoul SK Knights Wonju DB Promy 4–2 Best-of-7 series
 Spain[e] 2017–18 ACB season Real Madrid Kirolbet Baskonia 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2018 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto FC Barcelona Lassa Real Madrid 92–90 Single-game final
 Sweden 2017–18 Basketligan season Norrköping Dolphins Luleå 4–3 Best-of-7 series
  Switzerland 2017–18 SBL Fribourg Olympic Lions de Genève 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2017–18 Swiss Basketball Cup Fribourg Olympic Lugano Tigers 92–72 Single-game final
2017–18 SBL Cup Fribourg Olympic Lugano Tigers 93–86 Single-game final
 Syria 2017–18 Syrian Basketball League Al-Jaish SC Al-Karamah 3–0 Best-of-5 series
 Tunisia 2017–18 Division I Étoile Sportive de Radès Union Sportive Monastir 2-1 Best-of-3 series
2017–18 Tunisian Basketball Cup Étoile Sportive de Radès Étoile Sportive du Sahel 79-65 Single-game final
 Turkey 2017–18 Basketbol Süper Ligi Fenerbahçe Doğuş Tofaş 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2018 Turkish Basketball Cup Anadolu Efes Tofaş 78–61 Single-game final
 Ukraine 2017–18 SuperLeague Cherkaski Mavpy Dnipro 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Ukrainian Basketball Cup Dnipro Khimik 78–71 Single-game final
 United Arab Emirates 2017–18 UAE National Basketball League Shabab Al Ahli-Dubai Al-Nasr 2–0 Best-of-3 series
 United States[f] 2017–18 NBA season Golden State Warriors Cleveland Cavaliers 4–0 Best-of-7 series
 Uruguay 2017–18 LUB season Malvín Aguada 4–3 Best-of-7 series
 Venezuela 2018 LPB season Guaros de Lara Trotamundos 4–3 Best-of-7 series
  1. ^ Includes one team from New Zealand.
  2. ^ Includes one team from Monaco.
  3. ^ Includes one team from the United Kingdom (Northern Ireland).
  4. ^ Includes one team each from Belarus, Estonia, Kazakhstan, and Latvia. The highest ranked team from Russia is also named as Russian Champions.
  5. ^ Includes one team from Andorra.
  6. ^ Includes one team from Canada.

Women[edit]

Nation Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
 Australia 2017–18 WNBL season Townsville Fire Melbourne Boomers 2–1 Best-of-3 series
 Iceland 2017–18 Úrvalsdeild kvenna Haukar Valur 3–2 Best-of-5 series
 Romania 2017–18 Liga Națională Sepsi SIC CSM Satu Mare 3–1 Best-of-5 series
 Serbia 2017–18 First Women's Basketball League of Serbia Crvena zvezda Partizan 1953 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2017–18 Milan Ciga Vasojević Cup Partizan 1953 Crvena zvezda 68–61 Single-game final
 Spain 2017–18 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto Perfumerías Avenida Spar CityLift Girona 2–0 Best-of-3 series
 United States 2018 WNBA season Seattle Storm Washington Mystics 3–0 Best-of-5 series

Amateur seasons[edit]

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
 Philippines 2018 MPBL Anta Rajah Cup Batangas City Athletics Muntinlupa Cagers 3–1 Best-of-5 series
UNTV Cup Season 6 Senate Defenders Malacañang-PSC Kamao 2–0 Best-of-3 series
2018 PBA D-League Aspirants' Cup Zark's Burgers-LPU Che'Lu Bar & Grill-SSC-R 2–1 Best-of-3 series

College seasons[edit]

Men's[edit]

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
 Canada 2018 U Sports Men's Basketball Championship Calgary Dinos Ryerson Rams 79–77 Single-game final
 Philippines 2017 PCCL National Collegiate Championship Lyceum Pirates San Beda Red Lions 70–68 Single-game final
 United States NCAA Division I Villanova Wildcats Michigan Wolverines 79–62 Single-game final
National Invitation Tournament Penn State Nittany Lions Utah Utes 82–66 Single-game final
NCAA Division II Ferris State Bulldogs Northern State Wolves 71–69 Single-game final
NCAA Division III Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves Wisconsin–Oshkosh Titans 78–72 Single-game final

Women's[edit]

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
 Canada 2018 U Sports Women's Basketball Championship Carleton Ravens Saskatchewan Huskies 69–48 Single-game final
 Philippines UAAP Season 81 Best-of-3 series
 United States NCAA Division I Notre Dame Fighting Irish Mississippi State Bulldogs 61–58 Single-game final
Women's National Invitation Tournament Indiana Hoosiers Virginia Tech Hokies 65–57 Single-game final
NCAA Division II Central Missouri Jennies Ashland Eagles 66–52 Single-game final
NCAA Division III Amherst Mammoths Bowdoin Polar Bears 65–45 Single-game final

Deaths[edit]

See also[edit]

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