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The 2001 Euroleague Finals was the final playoffs for the title of the 2000–01 Euroleague.

2001 Euroleague Finals
Tournament details
ArenaPalaMalaguti
Fernando Buesa Arena
Bologna, Italy
Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Dates17 April 2001–
10 May 2001
Final positions
ChampionsItaly Kinder Bologna (2nd title)
Runners-upSpain TAU Cerámica
Awards and statistics
MVPArgentina Manu Ginóbili

After five games, Kinder Bologna achieved its second title against TAU Cerámica. Argentine Manu Ginóbili was named MVP of the Finals.

Contents

ResultsEdit

Game 1Edit

17 April 2001
20:30
Kinder Bologna   65–78   TAU Cerámica
Scoring by quarter: 14–18, 16–28, 19–19, 16–13
Pts: Jarić 14
Rebs: Andersen 8
Asts: Abbio, Ginóbili 2
Pts: Alexander 21
Rebs: Alexander 19
Asts: four players 1
PalaMalaguti, Bologna
Attendance: 7,013
Referees: Coelho (POR), Tsanidis (GRE), Mpotitsis (GRE)
 
 
 
 
Kinder Bologna
 
 
 
 
TAU Cerámica
Starters: P R A
PG
14
  Antoine Rigaudeau 4 3 0
SG
6
  Manu Ginóbili 8 2 2
SF
19
  Marko Jarić 14 4 0
PF
13
  David Andersen 12 8 1
PF
12
  Alessandro Frosini 11 7 1
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
  Alessandro Abbio 10 1 2
SG
8
  Davide Bonora 2 2 1
C
9
  Nikola Jestratijević 0 1 0
PF
11
  Fabrizio Ambrassa DNP
PF
18
  Matjaž Smodiš 4 0 0
Head coach:
  Ettore Messina
Kinder Bologna TAU Cerámica
0 1
Starters: P R A
PG
6
  Elmer Bennett 15 5 1
SG
7
  Laurent Foirest 20 7 0
SF
11
  Saulius Štombergas 5 4 1
PF
14
  Fabricio Oberto 11 3 0
C
13
  Victor Alexander 21 19 1
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
  Luis Scola 6 5 0
SF
5
  Dani García DNP
SF
9
  Sergi Vidal DNP
PF
10
  Mindaugas Timinskas 11 3 1
Head coach:
  Duško Ivanović

Game 2Edit

19 April 2001
20:30
Kinder Bologna   94–73   TAU Cerámica
Scoring by quarter: 32–16, 20–19, 18–15, 24–13
Pts: Rigaudeau 23
Rebs: Griffith 8
Asts: Ginóbili 3
Pts: Alexander 17
Rebs: Alexander, Oberto 8
Asts: Bennett, Oberto 1
PalaMalaguti, Bologna
Attendance: 7,046
Referees: Stokes (ENG), Nowicki (POL), Lovsin (SLO)
 
 
 
 
Kinder Bologna
 
 
 
 
TAU Cerámica
Starters: P R A
PG
14
  Antoine Rigaudeau 23 4 0
SG
6
  Manu Ginóbili 11 5 3
SF
19
  Marko Jarić 13 2 0
PF
12
  Alessandro Frosini 3 7 0
C
15
  Rashard Griffith 9 8 1
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
  Alessandro Abbio 14 6 2
SG
8
  Davide Bonora 2 1 1
C
9
  Nikola Jestratijević DNP
PF
13
  David Andersen 14 6 0
PF
18
  Matjaž Smodiš 5 1 0
Head coach:
  Ettore Messina
Kinder Bologna TAU Cerámica
1 1
Starters: P R A
PG
6
  Elmer Bennett 10 0 0
SG
7
  Laurent Foirest 2 0 0
SF
11
  Saulius Štombergas 12 2 0
PF
14
  Fabricio Oberto 10 8 1
C
13
  Victor Alexander 17 8 0
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
  Luis Scola 7 3 0
SF
5
  Dani García DNP
SF
9
  Sergi Vidal 5 0 0
PF
10
  Mindaugas Timinskas 10 2 0
Head coach:
  Duško Ivanović

Game 3Edit

1 May 2001
20:30
  TAU Cerámica 60–80   Kinder Bologna
Scoring by quarter: 16–14, 14–23, 17–19, 13–24
Pts: Oberto 15
Rebs: Oberto 13
Asts: Bennett 6
Pts: Ginóbili 27
Rebs: Frosini, Jarić 7
Asts: four players 2
Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Attendance: 9,323
Referees: De Keyser (BEL), Koukoulekidis (GRE), Ankarali (TUR)
 
 
 
 
TAU Cerámica
 
 
 
 
Kinder Bologna
Starters: P R A
PG
6
  Elmer Bennett 9 2 6
SG
7
  Laurent Foirest 8 2 0
SF
11
  Saulius Štombergas 5 3 1
PF
14
  Fabricio Oberto 15 13 0
C
13
  Victor Alexander 13 5 0
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
  Luis Scola 8 6 2
SF
5
  Dani García DNP
SF
9
  Sergi Vidal 0 0 0
PF
10
  Mindaugas Timinskas 2 2 0
Head coach:
  Duško Ivanović
TAU Cerámica Kinder Bologna
1 2
Starters: P R A
PG
14
  Antoine Rigaudeau 15 0 2
SG
6
  Manu Ginóbili 27 4 1
SF
19
  Marko Jarić 7 7 2
PF
12
  Alessandro Frosini 1 7 2
C
15
  Rashard Griffith 2 4 2
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
  Alessandro Abbio 11 3 0
SG
8
  Davide Bonora 2 0 0
PF
11
  Fabrizio Ambrassa DNP
PF
13
  David Andersen 2 1 0
PF
18
  Matjaž Smodiš 13 1 1
Head coach:
  Ettore Messina

Game 4Edit

3 May 2001
20:30
  TAU Cerámica 96–79   Kinder Bologna
Scoring by quarter: 24–17, 19–14, 26–23, 27–25
Pts: Bennett 19
Rebs: Oberto 9
Asts: Bennett 8
Pts: Griffith 18
Rebs: Griffith 6
Asts: Rigaudeau 5
Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz
Attendance: 9,323
Referees: Coelho (POR), Tsanidis (GRE), Mpotistis (GRE)
 
 
 
 
TAU Cerámica
 
 
 
 
Kinder Bologna
Starters: P R A
PG
6
  Elmer Bennett 19 4 8
SG
7
  Laurent Foirest 10 1 0
SF
11
  Saulius Štombergas 8 1 2
PF
14
  Fabricio Oberto 8 9 2
C
13
  Victor Alexander 18 2 0
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
  Luis Scola 13 2 1
SF
5
  Dani García 1 1 0
SF
9
  Sergi Vidal 1 0 0
PF
10
  Mindaugas Timinskas 18 5 2
Head coach:
  Duško Ivanović
TAU Cerámica Kinder Bologna
2 2
Starters: P R A
PG
14
  Antoine Rigaudeau 14 1 0
SG
6
  Manu Ginóbili 15 3 4
SF
19
  Marko Jarić 0 1 1
PF
12
  Alessandro Frosini 6 5 2
C
15
  Rashard Griffith 18 6 1
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
  Alessandro Abbio 15 2 1
SG
8
  Davide Bonora 0 0 0
PF
11
  Fabrizio Ambrassa 0 1 0
PF
13
  David Andersen 2 3 1
PF
18
  Matjaž Smodiš 9 5 0
Head coach:
  Ettore Messina

Game 5Edit

10 May 2001
20:30
Kinder Bologna   82–74   TAU Cerámica
Scoring by quarter: 19–18, 23–19, 20–15, 20–22
Pts: Rigaudeau 18
Rebs: Griffith 10
Asts: Ginóbili 6
Pts: Bennett 24
Rebs: Bennett 5
Asts: Bennett 5
PalaMalaguti, Bologna
Attendance: 8,278
Referees: Coelho (POR), Tsanidis (GRE), Stokes (ENG)
 
 
 
 
Kinder Bologna
 
 
 
 
TAU Cerámica
Starters: P R A
PG
14
  Antoine Rigaudeau 18 1 1
SG
6
  Manu Ginóbili 16 4 6
SF
19
  Marko Jarić 16 4 1
PF
12
  Alessandro Frosini 4 6 1
C
15
  Rashard Griffith 14 10 0
Reserves: P R A
PG
7
  Alessandro Abbio 4 1 0
SG
8
  Davide Bonora 1 2 0
C
11
  Fabrizio Ambrassa DNP
PF
13
  David Andersen 4 2 0
PF
18
  Matjaž Smodiš 5 2 0
Head coach:
  Ettore Messina
Kinder Bologna TAU Cerámica
3 2
2000–01 Euroleague
Champions
 
Kinder Bologna
2nd continental title
Starters: P R A
PG
6
  Elmer Bennett 24 5 5
SG
7
  Laurent Foirest 6 4 1
SF
11
  Saulius Štombergas 3 2 0
PF
14
  Fabricio Oberto 15 4 0
C
13
  Victor Alexander 8 3 0
Reserves: P R A
PF
4
  Luis Scola 7 4 1
SF
5
  Dani García 2 1 0
SF
9
  Sergi Vidal 2 2 0
PF
10
  Mindaugas Timinskas 7 2 0
Head coach:
  Duško Ivanović

AwardsEdit

External linksEdit