2008 Euroleague Final Four

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2008 Euroleague Final Four
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Season 2007–08 Euroleague
Tournament details
Arena Palacio de Deportes
Madrid, Spain
Dates May 2, – May 4, 2008
Final positions
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow (6th title)
Runners-up Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Third place Italy Montepaschi Siena
Fourth place Spain Baskonia
Awards and statistics
MVP United States Trajan Langdon
2007
2009

The 2008 Euroleague Final Four was the final phase Euroleague Final Four tournament of the Euroleague 2007–08 season, featuring four teams that survived a 14-game Regular Season, 6 games in the Top 16 phase, and a best-of-three quarterfinal. It was played on May 2 and May 4 in Madrid at the Community of Madrid Sports Palace.

As in previous years, the EuroLeague Final Four involved four games. The first day featured the two semifinal matches. The final day started with the third-place game between the semifinal losers, followed by the EuroLeague Final.

The EuroLeague champions were Russian power CSKA Moscow. They established new records for the EuroLeague era, with their sixth consecutive Final Four appearance, and third consecutive final game appearance. The title, their sixth overall, put them second in all-time European titles to Real Madrid. CSKA's Trajan Langdon was named EuroLeague Final Four MVP.

Arena[edit]

The host venue was the 15,000 capacity Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid. Opened in 2005, it stands on the site of a previous arena that was built in 1960, and destroyed by fire in 2001.

Final Four[edit]

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
May 2, Madrid
 Italy Montepaschi Siena   85  
 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv  92  
 
May 4, Madrid
     Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv  77
   Russia CSKA Moscow  91
Third place
May 2, Madrid May 4, Madrid
 Spain Baskonia   79  Italy Montepaschi Siena  97
 Russia CSKA Moscow  83    Spain Baskonia  93

Semifinals[edit]

Montepaschi Siena - Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

May 2
18:00
Montepaschi Siena Italy 85–92 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Scoring by quarter: 20-8, 25-25, 19-28, 21-31
Pts: McIntyre 26
Rebs: Sato 11
Asts: McIntyre 5
Pts: Garcia 19
Rebs: Morris 7
Asts: Bynum 7
Palacio de Deportes, Madrid
Attendance: 13,480
Referees: Jungebrand (FIN), Hierrezuelo (ESP), Dozai (CRO)
Game Stats, 1st semi-final
Italy Montepaschi Siena
# Player Min played Points Rebounds Other Statistics Blocks Fouls
FT 2FG 3FG TOT Off Def TOT Assists Steals Turnovers Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 Italy Simone Berti DNP
5 United States Terrell McIntyre 29:36 6/6 1/1 6/14 26 2 2 4 5 1 1 - - 3 6
6 Republic of Macedonia Vlado Ilievski 15:53 - 1/4 1/4 5 - 1 1 1 - - - 1 - 1
8 Nigeria Benjamin Eze 11:14 - 1/2 - 2 1 1 2 - 1 2 - 1 3 -
9 Italy Marco Carraretto 06:47 - - 0/2 - - 1 1 - - - - - - -
10 Central African Republic Romain Sato 37:36 10/10 2/7 1/4 17 4 7 11 - 3 - - 1 3 7
11 United States Bootsy Thornton 32:48 1/2 3/4 1/7 10 1 - 1 2 - - - - 3 3
12 Lithuania Kšyštof Lavrinovič 24:50 3/4 7/11 0/4 17 1 1 2 - 1 3 - 1 5 5
13 Lithuania Rimas Kaukėnas DNP
14 Italy Tomas Ress DNP
16 United States Drake Diener 10:11 - - 1/6 3 2 1 3 1 1 - - - 4 1
19 Venezuela Hector Romero 02:53 - 0/1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 United States / Italy Shaun Stonerook 28:12 - 1/2 1/4 5 1 5 6 1 3 1 1 - 4 2
TEAM 200:00 20/22 16/32 11/45 85 15 21 36 10 10 7 1 4 25 25

Notes: # - Player number; Min played - Minutes played; Points - FT: Free Throws, 2FG: 2-point Field Goals, 3FG: 3-point Field Goals, TOT: Total points; Rebounds - Off: Offensive, Def: Defensive, TOT: Total rebounds; Blocks - Fv: In Favor, Ag: Against; Fouls - Cm: Committed, Rv: Received; Players in bold were in starters

Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
# Player Min played Points Rebounds Other Statistics Blocks Fouls
FT 2FG 3FG TOT Off Def TOT Assists Steals Turnovers Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 United States Will Bynum 21:58 4/5 3/7 1/3 13 1 3 4 7 - 1 - - 3 4
5 United States Marcus Fizer DNP
6 United States / Israel Derrick Sharp 23:42 6/6 1/1 3/4 17 1 1 2 - - 1 - - 3 2
7 Croatia Nikola Vujčić 14:38 0/1 1/6 - 2 3 1 4 1 1 3 - 1 4 4
8 Israel Lior Eliyahu 16:42 - 4/5 - 8 - 6 6 2 - - 1 - 2 1
9 United States Terence Morris 25:23 - 5/7 1/2 13 1 6 7 1 2 2 - - 1 2
10 Israel Tal Burstein 05:49 - - 0/1 - - - - - - - 1 - 1 -
11 Israel Omri Casspi 04:29 - 0/1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Brazil Alex Garcia 26:42 9/10 2/3 2/4 19 - 3 3 1 - 2 - - 4 7
13 United States / Israel David Blu 25:52 - 1/3 3/5 11 1 3 4 1 - 2 2 - 4 2
14 United States Vonteego Cummings 04:29 - - 0/1 - - - - - - - - - - -
15 Uruguay Esteban Batista 05:34 0/2 1/3 - 2 - - - - - 1 - - 1 2
21 Israel Yotam Halperin 24:42 - 2/2 1/2 7 1 1 2 4 1 2 - - 1 -
22 Israel Gal Mekel DNP
33 Israel Regev Fanan DNP
TEAM 200:00 19/24 20/38 11/22 92 12 28 40 17 4 15 4 1 26 24

Notes: # - Player number; Min played - Minutes played; Points - FT: Free Throws, 2FG: 2-point Field Goals, 3FG: 3-point Field Goals, TOT: Total points; Rebounds - Off: Offensive, Def: Defensive, TOT: Total rebounds; Blocks - Fv: In Favor, Ag: Against; Fouls - Cm: Committed, Rv: Received; Players in bold were in starters

Baskonia – CSKA Moscow[edit]

May 2 Baskonia Spain 79–83 Russia CSKA Moscow Palacio de Deportes, Madrid  
21:00 Scoring by quarter: 20-20, 19-13, 17-24, 23-26
Pts: Rakočević 19
Rebs: McDonald, Prigioni 6
Asts: Prigioni 3
Report Pts: Šiškauskas, Andersen 16
Rebs: Smodiš 6
Asts: JR Holden 3
Attendance: 13,480
Referees: Brazauskas (LTU), Koukoulekidis (GRE), Ankarali (TUR)


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 8 Serbia Igor Rakočević 19 1 1
SG 10 Croatia Zoran Planinić 17 1 4
SF 12 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Teletović 13 1 0
PF 33 United States Pete Mickeal 5 1 0
C 45 United States Will McDonald 9 6 0
Reserves:
G 5 Argentina Pablo Prigioni 3 6 3
G 6 Spain Ander García DNP
G/F 9 Spain Sergi Vidal 3 1 0
PF 11 Spain Lucho Fernández DNP
SF 13 Lithuania Simas Jasaitis DNP
F 15 United States James Singleton 0 0 0
PF 20 Spain Martín Buesa DNP
C 21 Brazil Tiago Splitter 17 3 1
C 30 Nigeria Gabe Muoneke DNP
Head coach:
Croatia Neven Spahija
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Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 10 Russia J.R. Holden 15 1 3
SG 21 United States Trajan Langdon 9 3 1
SF 9 Lithuania Ramūnas Šiškauskas 16 2 1
PF 8 Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš 14 6 0
C 13 Australia David Andersen 16 4 1
Reserves:
F 4 Greece Theo Papaloukas 10 4 0
G 6 Greece Nikos Zisis 0 1 0
G 11 Russia Zakhar Pashutin DNP
C 15 Russia Artem Zabelin DNP
PF 20 Russia Andrey Vorontsevich DNP
F/C 22 United States Marcus Goree 3 2 0
G 23 Russia Alexey Shved DNP
C 24 Belgium Tomas Van Den Spiegel 0 0 0
F 31 Russia Victor Khryapa 0 0 0
Head coach:
Italy Ettore Messina

Third Place game[edit]

May 4
19:00
Montepaschi Siena Italy 97–93 (OT) Spain Baskonia OT
Scoring by quarter: 21-19, 17-22, 23-20, 18-18, Overtime: 18-14
Pts: Lavrinovič 19
Rebs: Sato, Stonerook 9
Asts: McIntyre 12
Pts: Mickeal 16
Rebs: Mickeal 10
Asts: Prigioni 11
Palacio de Deportes, Madrid
Attendance: 13,480
Referees: Brazauskas (LTU), Ryzhyk (UKR), Gontas (GRE)
Game Stats, 3rd place game
Italy Montepaschi Siena
# Player Min played Points Rebounds Other Statistics Blocks Fouls
FT 2FG 3FG TOT Off Def TOT Assists Steals Turnovers Fv Ag Cm Rv
4 Italy Simone Berti DNP
5 United States Terrell McIntyre 31:31 8/8 1/3 2/6 16 1 3 4 12 - 3 - - 2 4
6 Republic of Macedonia Vlado Ilievski 19:34 - 3/4 - 6 1 2 3 1 - 1 - - 2 2
8 Nigeria Benjamin Eze 12:35 - 2/3 - 4 1 1 2 - 1 1 - - 4 -
9 Italy Marco Carraretto 14:53 - 2/6 0/1 4 2 - 2 1 - 1 - - 2 -
10 Central African Republic Romain Sato 37:11 4/4 4/13 1/3 15 2 7 9 1 5 1 1 1 3 5
11 United States Bootsy Thornton 18:42 4/5 5/6 0/2 14 - - - 1 - 1 - - 5 5
12 Lithuania Kšyštof Lavrinovič 32:23 6/8 5/7 1/2 19 2 5 7 1 1 5 2 - 2 6
13 Lithuania Rimantas Kaukėnas DNP
14 Italy Tomas Ress 05:50 - - - - - - - - 1 - 1 - 1 1
16 United States Drake Diener 14:15 1/2 - 2/7 7 - - - - - 1 - - 1 1
19 Venezuela Hector Romero 02:38 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 -
20 United States / Italy Shaun Stonerook 35:28 2/4 2/3 2/5 12 1 8 9 1 2 - - - 4 4
TEAM 225:00 25/31 24/45 8/26 97 10 30 40 18 10 14 4 1 27 28

Notes: # - Player number; Min played - Minutes played; Points - FT: Free Throws, 2FG: 2-point Field Goals, 3FG: 3-point Field Goals, TOT: Total points; Rebounds - Off: Offensive, Def: Defensive, TOT: Total rebounds; Blocks - Fv: In Favor, Ag: Against; Fouls - Cm: Committed, Rv: Received; Players in bold were in starters

Spain Baskonia
# Player Min played Points Rebounds Other Statistics Blocks Fouls
FT 2FG 3FG TOT Off Def TOT Assists Steals Turnovers Fv Ag Cm Rv
5 Argentina Pablo Prigioni 25:48 2/2 - 1/5 5 - 3 3 11 3 4 - - 4 2
6 Spain Ander García DNP
8 Serbia Igor Rakočević 28:15 5/7 1/5 1/5 10 2 2 4 2 1 1 - - 4 3
9 Spain Sergi Vidal 19:59 - 0/1 1/4 3 - - - 2 - 1 - - 2 1
10 Croatia Zoran Planinić 20:18 2/4 0/4 1/1 5 - 3 3 2 - - - 1 2 2
11 Spain Lucho Fernández DNP
12 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mirza Teletović 26:25 0/2 1/2 4/5 14 1 1 2 1 1 2 - 1 4 1
13 Lithuania Simas Jasaitis 04:46 - 1/2 1/1 5 - 1 1 - - - - 1 1 1
15 United States James Singleton 22:22 3/3 2/3 2/2 13 3 3 6 - - 1 - - 4 3
20 Spain Martín Buesa DNP
21 Brazil Tiago Splitter 21:52 3/4 6/12 - 15 1 1 2 2 - 5 1 - 3 3
30 Nigeria Gabe Muoneke DNP
33 United States Pete Mickeal 37:00 6/7 5/13 - 16 1 9 10 - 2 2 - 1 3 6
45 United States Will McDonald 18:15 3/4 2/3 - 7 2 4 6 - - 1 - - 1 6
TEAM 225:00 24/33 18/45 11/23 93 11 31 42 20 7 17 1 4 28 27

Notes: # - Player number; Min played - Minutes played; Points - FT: Free Throws, 2FG: 2-point Field Goals, 3FG: 3-point Field Goals, TOT: Total points; Rebounds - Off: Offensive, Def: Defensive, TOT: Total rebounds; Blocks - Fv: In Favor, Ag: Against; Fouls - Cm: Committed, Rv: Received; Players in bold were in starters

Championship game[edit]

May 4, 2008 Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 77–91 Russia CSKA Moscow Palacio de Deportes, Madrid  
21:00 CET Scoring by quarter: 21-22, 20-20, 16-21, 20-28
Pts: Bynum 23
Rebs: Morris, Batista 7
Asts: Bynum 4
PIR: Bynum 22
Boxscore Pts: Langdon 21
Rebs: Smodiš 8
Asts: Papaloukas 4
PIR: Langdon 33
Attendance: 13,480
Referees: Koukoulekidis, Hierrezuelo, Dozai
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 4 United States Will Bynum 23 2 4
SG 21 Israel Yotam Halperin 9 1 1
SF 11 Israel Omri Casspi 9 1 0
PF 9 United States Terence Morris 13 7 0
C 7 Croatia Nikola Vujčić 2 5 1
Reserves:
PF 5 United States Marcus Fizer DNP
PG 6 Israel Derrick Sharp 0 0 0
PF 8 Israel Lior Eliyahu 0 0 0
G/F 10 Israel Tal Burstein DNP
G 12 Brazil Alex Garcia 2 5 2
F 13 Israel David Bluthenthal 5 1 0
G 14 United States Vonteego Cummings 0 0 0
PF 15 Uruguay Esteban Batista 14 7 1
G 22 Israel Gal Mekel DNP
G 33 Israel Regev Fanan DNP
Head coach:
Israel Zvi Sherf
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Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 10 Russia J.R. Holden 14 1 3
SG 21 United States Trajan Langdon 21 7 1
SF 9 Lithuania Ramūnas Šiškauskas 13 4 2
PF 8 Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš 13 8 3
C 13 Australia David Andersen 13 5 1
Reserves:
F 4 Greece Theo Papaloukas 12 2 4
G 6 Greece Nikos Zisis 0 0 0
C 7 Russia Anatoly Kashirov DNP
G 11 Russia Zakhar Pashutin DNP
C 15 Russia Artem Zabelin DNP
PF 20 Russia Andrey Vorontsevich DNP
F/C 22 United States Marcus Goree 2 2 0
G 23 Russia Alexey Shved DNP
C 24 Belgium Tomas Van Den Spiegel 3 1 0
F 31 Russia Victor Khryapa 0 1 0
Head coach:
Italy Ettore Messina

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