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Euroleague 2007-08
League Euroleague
Sport Basketball
Season
Season MVP Lithuania Ramūnas Šiškauskas (CSKA Moscow)
Top scorer United States Marc Salyers
(Roanne)
Final Four
Final Four champions Russia CSKA Moscow
  Runners-up Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
Final Four MVP United States Trajan Langdon (CSKA Moscow)
Euroleague Basketball seasons

The Euroleague is an international professional basketball club competition for elite clubs throughout Europe. The 2007–2008 season featured 24 competing teams. The Euroleague Regular Season drew was held on 30 June 2007 in the Jesolo, Italy, during the inaugural Euroleague summer league. The official inauguration was held on October 22 at Hala Olivia in Gdańsk, Poland before the season's opening game between Prokom Trefl Sopot and CSKA Moscow. The 2008 Final Four was held on May 2–4, 2008 at the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid in Madrid, Spain. Russian power CSKA Moscow became the champion for the sixth time, placing them second in all-time European championships to Real Madrid.

Teams of the 2007–2008 Euroleague[edit]

Key to colors
     Champion
     Runner-up
     Third place
     Fourth place
     Eliminated in Quarterfinals
     Eliminated in Last 16
     Eliminated in the regular season
Country Teams Teams (place in national championship)
Spain Spain 4 Real Madrid (1) AXA FC Barcelona (2) Tau Cerámica (3) Unicaja Málaga (8)
Italy Italy 4 Montepaschi Siena (1) VidiVici Bologna (2) Lottomatica Roma (3) Armani Jeans Milano (4)
Greece Greece 3 Panathinaikos (1) Olympiacos (2) Aris (3)
Turkey Turkey 2 Fenerbahçe Ülker (1) Efes Pilsen (2)
Lithuania Lithuania 2 Žalgiris (1) Lietuvos Rytas (2)
France France 2 Roanne (1) Le Mans (6)
Germany Germany 1 Bamberg (1)
Croatia Croatia 1 Cibona (1)
Russia Russia 1 CSKA Moscow (1)
Israel Israel 1 Maccabi Tel Aviv (1)
Slovenia Slovenia 1 Union Olimpija (2)
Serbia Serbia 1 Partizan (1)
Poland Poland 1 Prokom Trefl Sopot (1)

Teams details[edit]

Team Location Arena (seating capacity) Classification
Aris Thessaloniki,  Greece Alexandrio Melathron (5,500) A1 Ethniki third placed team
AXA FC Barcelona Barcelona,  Spain Palau Blaugrana (8,250) ACB
Brose Bamberg,  Germany Jako Arena (6,900) Basketball Bundesliga two-year classification
Cibona Zagreb,  Croatia Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall (5,400) A1 Liga three-year period classified
CSKA Moscow Moscow,  Russia CSKA Universal Sports Hall (5,500)
Khodynka Arena (14,500) — Game 13 only
Russian Super League three-year period classified
Efes Pilsen Istanbul,  Turkey Abdi İpekçi Arena (12,500) Turkish League three-year period classified
Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul,  Turkey Abdi İpekçi Arena (12,500) Turkish League three-year period classified
Le Mans Le Mans,  France Antarès (6,003) La Ligue three-year period classified
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius,  Lithuania Siemens Arena (11,000) ULEB Cup vice Champion
Lottomatica Roma Rome,  Italy PalaLottomatica (11,200) Serie A
Maccabi Tel Aviv Tel Aviv,  Israel Nokia Arena (Yad Eliyahu) (11,700) Israeli League three-year period classified
Montepaschi Siena Siena,  Italy Palasport Mens Sana (7,025) Serie A regular season leader
Armani Jeans Milano Milan,  Italy Datch Forum di Assago (13,000) Serie A
Union Olimpija Ljubljana,  Slovenia Dvorana Tivoli (6,000) Liga UPC Telemach three-year period classified
Olympiacos Piraeus,  Greece Peace and Friendship Stadium (14,905) A1 Ethniki three-year period classified
Panathinaikos Athens,  Greece Olympic Indoor Hall (19,250) A1 Ethniki three-year period classified
Partizan Belgrade,  Serbia Pionir Hall (8,150) Naša Sinalko Liga Champion
Prokom Trefl Sopot Sopot,  Poland Hala Olivia (5,500), Gdańsk (Game 1-8)
Hala Stulecia Sopotu (2,000), Sopot (Game 9 onward)[1]
Dominet Bank Ekstraliga Champion
Real Madrid Madrid,  Spain Palacio Vistalegre (15,000) ULEB Cup Champion/ACB
Roanne Roanne,  France Clermont-Ferrand Sports Hall (5,000) La Ligue champion
Tau Cerámica Vitoria-Gasteiz,  Spain Fernando Buesa Arena (15,504) ACB three-year period classified
Unicaja Málaga Málaga,  Spain Jose Maria Martin Carpena Arena (13,000) ACB three-year period classified
VidiVici Bologna Bologna,  Italy PalaMalaguti (11,000) Serie A
Žalgiris Kaunas,  Lithuania Kaunas Sports Hall (5,000) LKL three-year period classified

Format[edit]

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.

This was the last season in which the Euroleague teams were divided into three groups. The 2008–09 Regular Season was reorganised with four groups of six teams each, with the top four teams in each group advancing to the Top 16.

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 2 teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Tiebreakers are identical to those used in the Regular Season.

Quarterfinals[edit]

In the quarterfinals, the top placed teams from each Top 16 group play second placed teams from a different group in a best-of-three playoff series, with the winners of those series advancing to the Final Four.

This was the last season for best-of-three quarterfinals; in 2008–09, the quarterfinals became best-of-five.

Final Four format[edit]

The culminating stage of the Euroleague in which the four remaining teams play a semifinal match and the winners of those advance to the final. The losers play in a third-place playoff. The team which is victorious in the Final will be Euroleague champion.

Regular Season[edit]

The regular season began on October 22, 2007.

If one or more clubs are level on won-lost record, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:[2]

  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
     Qualified to Top 16
     Eliminated

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 14 12 2 1123 942 +181
2. Italy Montepaschi Siena 14 10 4 1098 974 +124
3. Spain Tau Cerámica 14 9 5 1170 1051 +119
4. Lithuania Žalgiris 14 8 6 1110 1126 −16
5. Greece Olympiacos 14 7 7 1185 1099 +86
6. Slovenia Union Olimpija 14 4 10 1030 1147 −117
7. Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 14 4 10 973 1143 −170
8. Italy VidiVici Bologna 14 2 12 1008 1215 −207

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 14 11 3 1127 999 +128
2. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 14 11 3 1162 1108 +54
3. Spain Unicaja Málaga 14 10 4 1124 1007 +117
4. Turkey Efes Pilsen 14 8 6 1106 1080 +26
5. Greece Aris 14 7 7 1054 1072 −18
6. Croatia Cibona 14 4 10 1080 1188 −108
7. Italy Armani Jeans Milano 14 3 11 1015 1107 −92
8. France Le Mans 14 2 12 1035 1142 −107

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaikos 14 12 2 1156 1037 +119
2. Spain Real Madrid 14 11 3 1137 1015 +122
3. Spain AXA FC Barcelona 14 9 5 1082 991 +91
4. Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 14 6 8 1087 1103 −19
5. Serbia Partizan 14 6 8 1100 1103 −3
6. Italy Lottomatica Roma 14 6 8 1071 1093 −22
7. France Roanne 14 4 10 1104 1224 −120
8. Germany Brose 14 2 12 879 1040 −161

Top 16[edit]

A draw to set up the Top 16 groups was held on Monday, February 4, 2008 (the week after the end of the Regular Season), in Madrid.[2]

The teams were placed into four pools, as follows:

  • Level 1: The three group winners, plus the top-ranked second-place team
    • CSKA, Panathinaikos, Lietuvos Rytas, Real Madrid
  • Level 2: The remaining second-place teams, plus the top two third-place teams
    • Maccabi, Montepaschi, Unicaja, Tau Cerámica
  • Level 3: The remaining third-place team, plus the three fourth-place teams
    • Barcelona, Efes, Žalgiris, Fenerbahçe
  • Level 4: The fifth-place teams, plus the top ranked sixth-place team
    • Olympiacos, Aris, Partizan, Lottomatica

Each Top 16 group included one team from each pool. The draw was conducted under the following restrictions:

  1. No more than two teams from the same Regular Season group can be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  2. No more than two teams from the same country can be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  3. If there is a conflict between these two restrictions, (1) will receive priority.

Another draw was held to determine the order of fixtures. In cases of two teams from the same city in the Top 16 (Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, Efes Pilsen and Fenerbahçe), they were scheduled so that only one of the two teams would be at home in a given week.

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to quarterfinals
     Eliminated from contention

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Italy Montepaschi Siena 6 4 2 465 427 +38
2. Serbia Partizan 6 4 2 440 430 +10
3. Greece Panathinaikos 6 3 3 430 446 −16
4. Turkey Efes Pilsen 6 1 5 426 458 −32

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Spain Tau Cerámica 6 5 1 510 467 +43
2. Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 6 3 3 493 488 +5
3. Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 6 2 4 506 507 −1
4. Greece Aris 6 2 4 448 495 −47

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 4 2 516 496 +20
2. Greece Olympiacos 6 4 2 443 436 +7
3. Spain Real Madrid 6 3 3 489 493 −4
4. Lithuania Žalgiris 6 1 5 457 480 −23

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 6 4 2 448 386 +62
2. Spain AXA FC Barcelona 6 3 3 393 383 +10
3. Spain Unicaja Málaga 6 3 3 412 418 −6
4. Italy Lottomatica Roma 6 2 4 383 449 −66

Quarterfinals[edit]

Each quarterfinal was a best-of-three (if third serie necessary) series between a first-place team in the Top 16 and a second-place team from a different group, with the first-place team receiving home advantage. All opening games were played on April 1, 2008, and all second games were played on April 3. The deciding third games were played on April 9 and April 10.

Bracket[edit]

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg*
Montepaschi Siena Italy 2 - 0 Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 73 - 66 86 - 65
Tau Cerámica Spain 2 - 1 Serbia Partizan 74 - 66 55 - 76 85 - 68
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 2 - 1 Spain AXA FC Barcelona 81 - 75 74 - 83 88 - 75
CSKA Moscow Russia 2 - 1 Greece Olympiacos 74 - 76 83 - 73 81 - 56

* if necessary

Final Four[edit]

The Final Four is the last phase of each Euroleague season, and is held over a weekend. The semifinal games are played on Friday evening. Sunday starts with the third-place game, followed by the championship final.

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 Tau Cerámica   79  Italy Montepaschi Siena  97
 Russia CSKA Moscow  83    Spain Tau Cerámica  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)

Tau Cerámica - CSKA Moscow[edit]

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

Third Place game[edit]

May 4
19:00
Montepaschi Siena Italy 97–93 OT Spain Tau Cerámica OT
Scoring by quarter: 21-19, 17-22, 23-20, 18-18, OT: 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), Gkontas (GRE)

Final[edit]

May 4
21:00
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 77–91 Russia CSKA Moscow
Scoring by quarter: 21-22, 20-20, 16-21, 20-28
Pts: Bynum 23
Rebs: Morris, Batista 7
Asts: Bynum 4
Pts: Langdon 21
Rebs: Smodiš 8
Asts: Papaloukas 4
Palacio de Deportes, Madrid
Attendance: 13,480
Referees: Koukoulekidis (GRE), Hierrezuelo (ESP), Dozai (CRO)



Euroleague 2008 Champions
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Sixth title

Final standings[edit]

Team
1. Russia CSKA Moscow
2. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
3. Italy Montepaschi Siena
4. Spain Tau Cerámica

Individual statistics[edit]

Rating[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1. United States Marc Salyers France Roanne 14 315 22.50
2. Republic of Macedonia Jeremiah Massey Greece Aris 20 420 21.00
3. Montenegro Nikola Peković Serbia Partizan 23 451 19.61

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rating PPG
1. United States Marc Salyers France Roanne 14 305 21.79
2. United States Willie Solomon Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 21 376 17.90
3. Republic of Macedonia Jeremiah Massey Greece Aris 20 340 17.00

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rating RPG
1. United States Travis Watson Italy Armani Jeans Milano 14 136 9.71
2. Republic of Macedonia Jeremiah Massey Greece Aris 20 169 8.45
3. United States Terence Morris Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 25 208 8.32

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rating APG
1. United States DeJuan Collins Lithuania Žalgiris 20 107 5.35
2. United States Terrell McIntyre Italy Montepaschi Siena 24 118 4.92
3. Greece Theodoros Papaloukas Russia CSKA Moscow 23 105 4.57

Other Stats[edit]

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game United States Shaun Stonerook Italy Montepaschi Siena 24 2.58
Blocks per game Turkey Ömer Aşık Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 15 2.07
Turnovers per game Belize Milt Palacio Serbia Partizan 23 3.39
Fouls drawn per game United States Marc Salyers France Roanne 14 6.14
Minutes per game United States Marc Salyers France Roanne 14 33:54
2FG% Lithuania Marijonas Petravičius Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 17 0.721
3FG% Lithuania Kšyštof Lavrinovič Italy Montepaschi Siena 22 0.578
FT% Lithuania Šarūnas Jasikevičius Greece Panathinaikos 20 0.938

Game highs[edit]

Category Name Team Stat
Rating Belgium Thomas Van Den Spiegel Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 50
Points United States Marc Salyers France Roanne 40
Rebounds Spain Jordi Trias Spain AXA FC Barcelona 20
Assists France Marc-Antoine Pellin France Roanne 13
Steals 3 occasions 8
Blocks United States Terence Morris Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6
Turnovers United States Willie Solomon Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 8
United States Marcus Haislip Spain Unicaja Málaga
Fouls Drawn Montenegro Nikola Peković Serbia Partizan 13

Awards[edit]

Euroleague 2007-08 MVP[edit]

Euroleague 2007-08 Final Four MVP[edit]

All-Euroleague Team 2007-08[edit]

[3]

Position All-Euroleague First Team Club Team All-Euroleague Second Team Club Team
PG
United States Terrell McIntyre Italy Montepaschi Siena Greece Theodoros Papaloukas Russia CSKA Moscow
SG/SF
United States Trajan Langdon Russia CSKA Moscow United States Bootsy Thornton Italy Montepaschi Siena
SG/SF
Lithuania Ramūnas Šiškauskas Russia CSKA Moscow Israel Yotam Halperin Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
PF/C
United States Terence Morris Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv Montenegro Nikola Peković Serbia Partizan
PF/C
Brazil Tiago Splitter Spain Tau Cerámica Lithuania Kšyštof Lavrinovič Italy Montepaschi Siena

Rising Star[edit]

Best Defender[edit]

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)[edit]

Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)[edit]

Club Executive of the Year[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Game Player Team Rating
1 Montenegro Nikola Peković Serbia Partizan 40
2 Lithuania Artūras Jomantas Lithuania Lietuvos Rytas 29
Slovenia Erazem Lorbek Italy Lottomatica Roma 29
3 Republic of Macedonia Jeremiah Massey Greece Aris 40
4 Belgium Thomas Van Den Spiegel Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 50
5 Lithuania Arvydas Macijauskas Greece Olympiacos 41
6 United States Dewarick Spencer Italy VidiVici Bologna 44
7 Puerto Rico Daniel Santiago Spain Unicaja Málaga 34
8 United States Marc Salyers France Roanne 34
9 Brazil Tiago Splitter Spain Tau Cerámica 42
10 United States Scoonie Penn Turkey Efes Pilsen 38
11 United States Loren Woods Turkey Efes Pilsen 35
12 Central African Republic Romain Sato Italy Montepaschi Siena 33
Slovenia Marko Milič Slovenia Union Olimpija 33
United States Willie Solomon Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 33
13 Serbia Novica Veličković Serbia Partizan 30
14 Spain Jordi Trias Spain AXA FC Barcelona 36

Top 16[edit]

Game Player Team PIR
1 United States Lynn Greer Greece Olympiacos 31
2 Uruguay Esteban Batista Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 27
3 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Greece Panathinaikos 29
United States Terence Morris Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 29
4 United States Lynn Greer (2) Greece Olympiacos 37
5 United States Scoonie Penn (2) Turkey Efes Pilsen 32
Belgium Axel Hervelle Spain Real Madrid 32
6 United States Willie Solomon (2) Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 34
Republic of Macedonia Jeremiah Massey (2) Greece Aris 34

Playoffs[edit]

Game Player Team PIR
1 Italy Gianluca Basile Spain AXA FC Barcelona 22
Slovenia Matjaž Smodiš Russia CSKA Moscow 22
2 Brazil Tiago Splitter (2) Spain Tau Cerámica 27

MVP of the Month[edit]

Month Player Team
November 2007 Lithuania Arvydas Macijauskas Greece Olympiacos
December 2007 United States Marcus Brown Lithuania Žalgiris
January 2008 United States Terence Morris Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
February 2008 United States Bootsy Thornton Italy Montepaschi Siena
March 2009 Belize Milt Palacio Serbia Partizan
April 2008 Lithuania Ramūnas Šiškauskas Russia CSKA Moscow

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hala Olivia was closed indefinitely due to structural problems. Prokom's remaining home Euroleague games were moved to the arena that they use for domestic matches. "Due to force majeure, Prokom changes arenas". Euroleague.net. 2007-12-18. Archived from the original on 20 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Euroleague Basketball Top 16 Draw procedures". Euroleague. 2008-01-29. Archived from the original on 1 February 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  3. ^ http://www.euroleague.net/final-four/madrid-2008/main-page/i/31740/1814/2007-08-all-euroleague-mvp-announced