2002–03 Euroleague

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Euroleague
Champions Spain FC Barcelona
(1st title)
Runners-up Italy Benetton Treviso
Third place Italy Montepaschi Siena
Fourth place Russia CSKA Moscow
Teams 24 (from 13 countries)
Games played 220 (total)
Awards
MVP United States Blair (Ülker)
Final Four MVP Serbia and Montenegro Bodiroga (Barcelona)
Top 16 MVP Turkey Türkcan (Siena)
Young Player Greece Fotsis (Panathinaikos)
Statistical leaders
PIR Turkey Türkcan (Siena)
24.0
Points United States Ford (Siena)
17.9
Rebounds Turkey Türkcan (Siena)
11.8
Assists Russia Holden (CSKA Moscow)
4.4
Seasons

The Euroleague is an international professional basketball club competition for elite clubs throughout Europe. The 2002–2003 season featured 24 competing teams from 13 different countries. The final of the competition was held in Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain, with hosts FC Barcelona defeating Benetton Treviso 76-65.

Regular Season[edit]

The first phase is a regular season, in which the competing teams are drawn into three groups, each containing eight teams. Each team plays every other team in its group at home and away, resulting in 14 games for each team in the first stage. The top 5 teams in each group and the best sixth-placed team advance to the next round. The complete list of tiebreakers is provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results.

If one or more clubs are level on won-lost record, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  2. Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  3. Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs are not in the same group)
  4. Points scored in all group matches
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match
Key to colors
     Top five places in each group, plus highest-ranked sixth-place team, advance to Top 16

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Benetton Treviso 14 11 3 1253 1108 +147
2. Spain FC Barcelona 14 11 3 1137 1048 +89
3. Turkey Efes Pilsen 14 8 6 1072 998 +74
4. Italy Skipper Bologna 14 8 6 1085 1087 -2
5. Croatia Cibona 14 7 7 1066 1118 -52
6. France Pau-Orthez 14 6 8 1076 1124 -48
7. Germany Alba Berlin 14 4 10 1064 1172 -108
8. Greece AEK 14 1 13 1000 1098 -98

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaikos 14 11 3 1103 1039 +64
2. Spain Tau Cerámica 14 9 5 1126 1090 +36
3. Slovenia Union Olimpija 14 9 5 1105 1052 +53
4. Spain Unicaja Málaga 14 7 7 1060 1058 +2
5. Israel Maccabi Elite 14 7 7 1129 1081 +48
6. Italy Montepaschi Siena 14 6 8 1132 1092 +40
7. Lithuania Žalgiris 14 5 9 1141 1195 -54
8. Serbia and Montenegro Budućnost 14 2 12 1108 1297 -189

Top 16[edit]

The surviving teams are divided into four groups of four teams each, and again a round robin system is adopted resulting in 6 games each, with the top team advancing to the Final Four. Tiebreakers are identical to those used in the Regular Season.

Key to colors
     Top place in each group advance to Final four

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 6 5 1 499 399 +100
2. Turkey Efes Pilsen 6 4 2 425 431 -6
3. Croatia Cibona 6 2 4 447 499 -52
4. Spain Unicaja Málaga 6 1 5 474 516 -42

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Montepaschi Siena 6 4 2 510 484 +26
2. Italy Skipper Bologna 6 3 3 450 448 +2
3. Greece Panathinaikos 6 3 3 482 506 −24
4. Turkey Ülker 6 2 4 480 484 −4

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Benetton Treviso 6 6 0 522 452 +70
2. Israel Maccabi Elite 6 4 2 537 477 +60
3. Spain Tau Cerámica 6 2 4 502 516 −14
4. Italy Virtus Bologna 6 0 6 448 564 −116

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Spain FC Barcelona 6 5 1 448 424 +24
2. Greece Olympiacos 6 3 3 427 419 +8
3. Slovenia Union Olimpija 6 3 3 445 438 +7
4. France ASVEL 6 1 5 436 475 −39

Final Four[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

May 9, Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow Russia 71–76 Spain FC Barcelona
Montepaschi Siena Italy 62–65 Italy Benetton Treviso

3rd place game[edit]

May 11, Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow Russia 78–79 Italy Montepaschi Siena

Final[edit]

May 11, Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona

Team 1  Score  Team 2
FC Barcelona Spain 76–65 Italy Benetton Treviso


2002-03 Euroleague Champions
Spain
FC Barcelona
1st Title

Final standings[edit]

Team
Coppa del Campionato di Pallacanestro.png Spain FC Barcelona
Silver medal europe.svg Italy Benetton Treviso
Bronze medal europe.svg Italy Montepaschi Siena
Russia CSKA Moscow

Final Four 2003 MVP[edit]

Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Bodiroga (FC Barcelona)

Awards[edit]

Regular Season MVP[edit]

Top 16 MVP[edit]

Final Four MVP[edit]

Best Young Player (22 and under)[edit]

All-Euroleague First Team 2002–2003[edit]

All-Euroleague Second Team 2002–2003[edit]

External links[edit]