1998–99 FIBA EuroLeague

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1998–99 FIBA EuroLeague
League FIBA EuroLeague
Sport Basketball
Duration 24-09-1998 to 22-04-1999
Regular Season
Top scorer Turkey İbrahim Kutluay (Fenerbahçe)
Final Four
Champions Lithuania Žalgiris
  Runners-up Italy Kinder Bologna
Final Four MVP United States Tyus Edney (Žalgiris)
FIBA EuroLeague seasons

The 1998–99 FIBA EuroLeague was the 42nd installment of the top club competition for European basketball clubs (now called simply EuroLeague). It began on September 23, 1998, and ended on April 22, 1999. The Final Four was held at Olympiahalle, Munich, with Žalgiris defeating Kinder Bologna in the EuroLeague Final, in front of 9,000 spectators.[1]

Competition system[edit]

  • 24 teams (the national domestic league champions, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues). The competition culminated in a Final Four.

First round[edit]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Lithuania Žalgiris 10 8 2 801 753 +48
2. Turkey Fenerbahçe 10 6 4 777 756 +21
3. France Pau-Orthez 10 5 5 751 731 +20
4. Spain Tau Cerámica 10 5 5 778 777 +1
5. Italy Varese Roosters 10 4 6 802 811 -9
6. Russia Avtodor Saratov 10 2 8 732 813 -81

Group B[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaikos 10 10 0 750 628 +122
2. Turkey Efes Pilsen 10 7 3 710 702 +8
3. Israel Maccabi Elite 10 4 6 690 688 +2
4. Croatia Cibona 10 4 6 678 712 -34
5. Spain TDK Manresa 10 3 7 646 713 -67
6. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena zvezda 10 2 8 695 726 -31

Group C[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Olympiacos 10 8 2 746 677 +69
2. Italy Kinder Bologna 10 7 3 676 587 +89
3. Russia CSKA Moscow 10 5 5 752 739 +13
4. Turkey Ülker 10 4 6 675 726 -51
5. Croatia Zadar 10 3 7 660 717 -57
6. Germany Alba Berlin 10 3 7 725 788 -62

Group D[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Slovenia Union Olimpija 10 7 3 702 649 +53
2. France ASVEL 10 7 3 729 700 +29
3. Spain Real Madrid 10 6 4 795 742 +53
4. Italy Teamsystem Bologna 10 5 5 676 639 +37
5. Greece PAOK 10 4 6 722 738 -16
6. Russia CSK VVS Samara 10 1 9 685 841 -156

Second round[edit]

(The individual scores and standings of the First round are accumulated in the Second round)

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 four places in each group advance to Playoff

Group E[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Lithuania Žalgiris 16 12 4 1259 1184 +105
2. Turkey Fenerbahçe 16 9 7 1209 1188 +21
3. Croatia Cibona 16 8 8 1114 1137 -23
4. France Pau-Orthez 16 8 8 1173 1132 +41
5. Spain TDK Manresa 16 5 11 1047 1141 -94
6. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena zvezda 16 4 12 1122 1185 -63

Group F[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaikos 16 15 1 1211 1048 +163
2. Turkey Efes Pilsen 16 11 5 1166 1148 +18
3. Israel Maccabi Elite 16 7 9 1225 1161 +64
4. Italy Varese Roosters 16 7 9 1253 1277 -24
5. Spain Tau Cerámica 16 7 9 1208 1252 -44
6. Russia Avtodor Saratov 16 3 13 1190 1324 -134

Group G[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Olympiacos 16 11 5 1160 1086 +74
2. Italy Kinder Bologna 16 10 6 1099 974 +125
3. Russia CSKA Moscow 16 10 6 1206 1155 +51
4. Italy Teamsystem Bologna 16 9 7 1100 1039 +61
5. Greece PAOK 16 7 9 1128 1144 -16
6. Russia CSK VVS Samara 16 1 15 1067 1326 -259

Group H[edit]

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Slovenia Union Olimpija 16 13 3 1142 1014 +128
2. France ASVEL 16 9 7 1143 1138 +5
3. Spain Real Madrid 16 9 7 1247 1197 +50
4. Turkey Ülker 16 7 9 1110 1168 -58
5. Germany Alba Berlin 16 6 10 1144 1220 -76
6. Croatia Zadar 16 4 12 1064 1149 -85

Top 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Efes Pilsen Turkey 2–0 Russia CSKA Moscow 73–58 105–98
Žalgiris Lithuania 2–0 Turkey Ülker 76–62 93–82
ASVEL France 2–1 Croatia Cibona 95–63 68–79 74-70
Olympiacos Greece 2–0 Italy Varese Roosters 78–66 83–77
Fenerbahçe Turkey 0–2 Spain Real Madrid 81–89 74–85
Panathinaikos Greece 0–2 Italy Teamsystem Bologna 58–63 64–88
Kinder Bologna Italy 2–0 Israel Maccabi Elite 78–57 70–55
Union Olimpija Slovenia 1–2 France Pau-Orthez 72–63 57–74 57–64

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Žalgiris Lithuania 2–0 Turkey Efes Pilsen 69–68 84–70
Olympiacos Greece 2–0 France ASVEL 70–57 81–77
Teamsystem Bologna Italy 2–0 Spain Real Madrid 90–63 76–65
Pau-Orthez France 1–2 Italy Kinder Bologna 67–59 75–93 54–70

Final Four[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

April 20, Olympiahalle, Munich

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Žalgiris Lithuania 87–71 Greece Olympiacos
Teamsystem Bologna Italy 57–62 Italy Kinder Bologna

3rd place game[edit]

April 22, Olympiahalle, Munich

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Olympiacos Greece 74–63 Italy Teamsystem Bologna

Final[edit]

April 22, Olympiahalle, Munich

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Žalgiris Lithuania 82–74 Italy Kinder Bologna


1998–99 FIBA EuroLeague
Champions
Lithuania
Žalgiris
1st Title

Final standings[edit]

Team
Coppa del Campionato di Pallacanestro.png Lithuania Žalgiris
Silver medal europe.svg Italy Kinder Bologna
Bronze medal europe.svg Greece Olympiacos
Italy Teamsystem Bologna

Final Four 1999 MVP[edit]

United States Tyus Edney (Žalgiris)

References[edit]