2019 EuroLeague Final Four

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2019 EuroLeague Final Four
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The official logo was unveiled on 20 February 2019[1]
Season2018–19 EuroLeague
Tournament details
ArenaFernando Buesa Arena
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Dates17–19 May 2019
Final positions
ChampionsRussia CSKA Moscow (8th title)
Runners-upTurkey Anadolu Efes
Third placeSpain Real Madrid
Fourth placeTurkey Fenerbahçe Beko
Awards and statistics
MVPUnited States Will Clyburn
Top scorer(s)United States Shane Larkin (59 points)
2018
2020

The 2019 EuroLeague Final Four was the concluding EuroLeague Final Four tournament of the 2018–19 EuroLeague season, the 62nd season of Europe's premier club basketball tournament, and the 19th season since it was first organised by Euroleague Basketball. It was the 32nd Final Four of the modern EuroLeague Final Four era (1988–present), and the 34th time overall that the competition has concluded with a final four format. The Final Four was played at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, on 17 and 19 May 2019.[2][3]

Venue[edit]

On May 15, 2018, Euroleague Basketball announced that the Final Four will be held in the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Vitoria-Gasteiz
2019 EuroLeague Final Four (Europe)
Fernando Buesa Arena
Capacity: 15,716
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Background[edit]

Real Madrid[edit]

Real Madrid failed to defend the title after finishing the regular season in the third position, with a 22–8 record, and being the first qualified team by beating Panathinaikos OPAP 3–0 in the playoffs. This was their seventh Final Four in the last nine editions and the third consecutive.

Coach Pablo Laso could have won his third title in his sixth Final Four appearance.

Bracket[edit]

 
Championship game
 
      
 
17 May
 
 
Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko73
 
19 May
 
Turkey Anadolu Efes92
 
Turkey Anadolu Efes83
 
17 May
 
Russia CSKA Moscow91
 
Russia CSKA Moscow95
 
 
Spain Real Madrid90
 
Third place game
 
 
19 May
 
 
Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko75
 
 
Spain Real Madrid94

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal A[edit]

Turkish champions Fenerbahçe Beko returned to the Final Four to make it their fourth straight appearance. Led by head coach Željko Obradović, the all-time record holder for most EuroLeague championships won by a head coach, it defeated Žalgiris Kaunas 3–1 in the play-offs, to clinch a semi-final spot.

Anadolu Efes qualified for its first Final Four since 2001, this being their third appearance, after finishing in last place the previous year. The club beat Barcelona Lassa 3–2 in the play-offs.

Larkin set a new EuroLeague Final Four record for Performance Index Rating with 43.[4]

17 May 2019 Fenerbahçe Beko Turkey 73–92 Turkey Anadolu Efes Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
18:00 (CEST) Scoring by quarter: 20–19, 20–26, 17–23, 16–24
Pts: Veselý 14
Rebs: Melli 4
Asts: Gudurić 6
PIR: Kalinić 15
Boxscore Pts: Larkin 30
Rebs: Dunston 10
Asts: Larkin 7
PIR: Larkin 43
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena
Attendance: 13,470
Referees: Italy Luigi Lamonica, Latvia Oļegs Latiševs, France Mehdi Difallah


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 35 Turkey Ali Muhammed 4 2 3
SG 1 United States Erick Green 13 0 1
SF 23 Serbia Marko Gudurić 8 2 6
PF 4 Italy Nicolò Melli 9 4 2
C 44 Jordan Ahmet Düverioğlu 0 2 1
Reserves:
PF 5 Turkey Barış Hersek DNP
SG 10 Turkey Melih Mahmutoğlu 5 3 1
SF 12 Serbia Nikola Kalinić 12 3 2
F 13 Turkey Tarık Biberovic 0 0 0
PG 16 Greece Kostas Sloukas 8 3 2
C 24 Czech Republic Jan Veselý 14 2 2
PG 32 Turkey Sinan Güler 0 0 0
Head coach:
Serbia Željko Obradović
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Fenerbahçe Statistics A. Efes
21/42 (50%) 2-pt field goals 17/30 (50.7%)
6/21 (28.6%) 3-pt field goals 14/32 (43.8%)
13/16 (81.3%) Free throws 16/20 (80%)
6 Offensive rebounds 12
19 Defensive rebounds 31
25 Total rebounds 43
20 Assists 13
5 Turnovers 10
5 Steals 5
2 Blocks 1
24 Fouls 18
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 0 United States Shane Larkin 30 7 7
SG 22 Serbia Vasilije Micić 25 5 1
SF 44 Croatia Krunoslav Simon 0 1 0
PF 18 France Adrien Moerman 7 5 2
C 42 Armenia Bryant Dunston 9 10 0
Reserves:
G 1 France Rodrigue Beaubois 2 2 2
PG 4 Turkey Doğuş Balbay 0 0 0
PF 12 Australia Brock Motum 9 4 0
C 15 Turkey Sertaç Şanlı DNP
G 19 Turkey Buğrahan Tuncer DNP
C 21 Germany Tibor Pleiß 0 2 1
SF 23 United States James Anderson 10 5 0
Head coach:
Turkey Ergin Ataman

Semifinal B[edit]

Russian champions CSKA Moscow returned to the Final Four to make it their eight consecutive Final Four appearance. The club beat Kirolbet Baskonia 3–1 in the play-offs.

Defending Euroleague and spanish champions Real Madrid would play its third consecutive Final Four appearance. The match would be a re-match of the 2018 Semifinal A, which Real Madrid won on their way to their 10th title. Real Madrid beat Panathinaikos OPAP 3–0 in the play-offs.

17 May 2019 CSKA Moscow Russia 95–90 Spain Real Madrid Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
21:00 (CEST) Scoring by quarter: 18–22, 25–23, 22–28, 30–17
Pts: De Colo, Rodríguez 23
Rebs: three players 5
Asts: Rodríguez 4
PIR: De Colo 27
Boxscore Pts: Causeur 18
Rebs: Tavares 9
Asts: Campazzo 6
PIR: Causeur 17
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena
Attendance: 13,199
Referees: Slovenia Matej Boltauzer, Ukraine Borys Ryzhyk, Germany Anne Panther


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 1 France Nando de Colo 23 4 2
SG 23 Italy Daniel Hackett 3 3 2
SF 21 United States Will Clyburn 18 5 1
PF 41 Russia Nikita Kurbanov 0 2 0
C 44 United States Othello Hunter 8 5 0
Reserves:
F 3 Russia Joel Bolomboy 0 0 0
F 5 United States Alec Peters 3 5 1
G 7 Russia Ivan Ukhov DNP
PG 13 Spain Sergio Rodríguez 23 0 4
PF 20 Russia Andrey Vorontsevich DNP
G 22 United States Cory Higgins 11 3 1
C 42 United States Kyle Hines 6 4 0
Head coach:
Greece Dimitrios Itoudis
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CSKA Statistics R.Madrid
17/38 (44.7%) 2-pt field goals 24/46 (52.2%)
9/18 (50%) 3-pt field goals 7/24 (29.2%)
34/42 (81%) Free throws 21/24 (87.5%)
6 Offensive rebounds 11
25 Defensive rebounds 24
31 Total rebounds 35
11 Assists 16
8 Turnovers 8
2 Steals 4
2 Blocks 7
22 Fouls 32
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 7 Argentina Facundo Campazzo 10 2 6
SG 5 Spain Rudy Fernández 10 2 4
SF 44 Sweden Jeffery Taylor 3 2 1
PF 3 Slovenia Anthony Randolph 12 5 0
C 22 Cape Verde Edy Tavares 6 9 0
Reserves:
SG 1 France Fabien Causeur 18 2 1
PF 9 Spain Felipe Reyes DNP
C 14 Mexico Gustavo Ayón 2 2 1
SG 20 Azerbaijan Jaycee Carroll 5 1 0
PG 23 Spain Sergio Llull 13 2 2
SF 24 Argentina Gabriel Deck 2 2 0
PF 33 United States Trey Thompkins 9 6 1
Head coach:
Spain Pablo Laso

Third place game[edit]

19 May 2019 Fenerbahçe Beko Turkey 75–94 Spain Real Madrid Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
17:30 (CEST) Scoring by quarter: 16–24, 24–14, 23–31, 12–25
Pts: Sloukas 17
Rebs: Düverioğlu 9
Asts: Sloukas 6
PIR: Sloukas 18
Boxscore Pts: Ayón 23
Rebs: Ayón 11
Asts: Campazzo 15
PIR: Ayón 36
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena
Attendance: 12,866
Referees: Slovenia Matej Boltauzer, Portugal Fernando Rocha, France Mehdi Difallah


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 32 Turkey Sinan Güler 4 0 2
SG 1 United States Erick Green 4 0 0
SF 23 Serbia Marko Gudurić 11 1 2
PF 12 Serbia Nikola Kalinić 8 3 0
C 44 Jordan Ahmet Düverioğlu 4 9 2
Reserves:
PF 4 Italy Nicolò Melli 7 5 0
PF 5 Turkey Barış Hersek DNP
SG 10 Turkey Melih Mahmutoğlu 14 2 3
F 13 Turkey Tarık Biberovic 0 0 0
PG 16 Greece Kostas Sloukas 17 1 6
SF 18 Turkey Egehan Arna 0 1 0
C 24 Czech Republic Jan Veselý 6 0 0
Head coach:
Serbia Željko Obradović
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Fenerbahçe Statistics R.Madrid
16/32 (50%) 2-pt field goals 23/35 (65.7%)
10/27 (37%) 3-pt field goals 11/21 (52.4%)
13/15 (86.7%) Free throws 15/19 (78.9%)
5 Offensive rebounds 6
18 Defensive rebounds 28
23 Total rebounds 34
15 Assists 30
11 Turnovers 7
7 Steals 12
2 Blocks 4
22 Fouls 19
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 7 Argentina Facundo Campazzo 12 3 15
SG 20 Azerbaijan Jaycee Carroll 8 0 0
SF 5 Spain Rudy Fernández 6 2 5
PF 9 Spain Felipe Reyes 6 2 0
C 14 Mexico Gustavo Ayón 23 11 3
Reserves:
SG 1 France Fabien Causeur 13 2 2
SF 16 Spain Santiago Yusta 2 0 0
C 22 Cape Verde Edy Tavares 2 4 1
PG 23 Spain Sergio Llull 4 2 1
SF 24 Argentina Gabriel Deck 3 3 0
SG 25 Slovenia Klemen Prepelič 3 0 1
PF 33 United States Trey Thompkins 12 5 2
Head coach:
Spain Pablo Laso

Championship game[edit]

7-time Euroleague champions CSKA Moscow advance to the Final Four Championship Game for the seventh time and first since 2016 EuroLeague Final Four.

Anadolu Efes advance to the Final Four Championship Game for the first time in their history, having finished third in both previous Euroleague Final Four participations.

19 May 2018 Turkey Anadolu Efes 83–91 CSKA Moscow Russia Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
20:30 (CEST) Scoring by quarter: 20–29, 22–15, 20–24, 21–23
Pts: Larkin 29
Rebs: Dunston, Simon 10
Asts: Micić 5
PIR: Larkin 24
Boxscore Pts: Higgins, Clyburn 20
Rebs: Three players 5
Asts: Hackett 5
PIR: Higgins 23
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena
Attendance: 13,420
Referees: Germany Robert Lottermoser, Italy Luigi Lamonica, Latvia Oļegs Latiševs


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 0 United States Shane Larkin 29 1 2
SG 22 Serbia Vasilije Micić 10 0 5
SF 23 United States James Anderson 7 0 0
PF 18 France Adrien Moerman 2 3 0
C 42 Armenia Bryant Dunston 13 10 2
Reserves:
G 1 France Rodrigue Beaubois 3 0 0
PG 4 Turkey Doğuş Balbay 0 0 0
PF 12 Australia Brock Motum 4 3 0
C 15 Turkey Sertaç Şanlı 0 0 0
G 19 Turkey Buğrahan Tuncer DNP
C 21 Germany Tibor Pleiß 0 1 0
SF 44 Croatia Krunoslav Simon 15 10 2
Head coach:
Turkey Ergin Ataman
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A. Efes Statistics CSKA
15/40 (37.5%) 2-pt field goals 17/32 (53.1%)
11/30 (36.7%) 3-pt field goals 14/22 (63.6%)
20/22 (90.9%) Free throws 15/18 (83.3%)
19 Offensive rebounds 8
17 Defensive rebounds 27
36 Total rebounds 35
12 Assists 18
9 Turnovers 11
4 Steals 3
2 Blocks 2
22 Fouls 22


2018–19 EuroLeague champions
Russia
CSKA Moscow
8th title
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 1 France Nando de Colo 15 4 4
SG 23 Italy Daniel Hackett 7 3 5
SF 21 United States Will Clyburn 20 5 2
PF 41 Russia Nikita Kurbanov 7 5 3
C 44 United States Othello Hunter 7 1 0
Reserves:
F 3 Russia Joel Bolomboy 0 2 0
F 5 United States Alec Peters 0 0 0
G 7 Russia Ivan Ukhov 0 0 0
PG 13 Spain Sergio Rodríguez 6 2 0
PF 20 Russia Andrey Vorontsevich DNP
G 22 United States Cory Higgins 20 3 2
C 42 United States Kyle Hines 9 5 2
Head coach:
Greece Dimitrios Itoudis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 Final Four logo unveiled in Vitoria-Gasteiz". EuroLeague.net. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Vitoria-Gasteiz to host the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four". 15 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Final Four general public tickets are now sold out!" (Press release). Euroleague Basketball. 6 November 2018. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Larkin smashes Final Four PIR record". Welcome to EUROLEAGUE BASKETBALL. Retrieved 17 May 2019.

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