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The 2005–06 Euroleague was the 6th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 49th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall.

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The Sazka Arena in Prague hosted the Final Four
Competition details
Season 2005–06
Teams 24
Final positions
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow (5th title)
Runners-up Israel Maccabi Elite
Semifinalists Spain Tau Cerámica
Fourth place Spain Winterthur FC Barcelona
Awards
MVP United States Anthony Parker
Finals MVP Greece Theo Papaloukas
Statistical leaders
Index Rating United States Anthony Parker
20.5
Points United States Drew Nicholas
18.5
Rebounds Turkey Mirsad Türkcan
8.9
Assists Argentina Pablo Prigioni
6.2

The 2005–06 season featured 24 competing teams from 13 different countries. The Final Four was held at the Sazka Arena in Prague, Czech Republic in April 30, 2006. CSKA Moscow defeat the defending champions, Maccabi Elite by a score of 73-69 in the Final.

Contents

Regular seasonEdit

The first phase was a regular season, in which the competing teams were drawn into three groups, each containing eight teams. Each team played 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 advanced to the next round. The complete list of tiebreakers was provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results.

If one or more clubs were level on won-lost record, tiebreakers were 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 were 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

3-5 are used to break ties between 6th place teams

Key to colors
     Top five places in each group, plus highest-ranked sixth-place team, advanced to Top 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Tau Cerámica 14 11 3 1130 976 +154
2.   Climamio Bologna 14 10 4 1114 989 +125
3.   Žalgiris 14 9 5 1065 1037 +28
4.   Benetton Treviso 14 8 6 1042 1134 +8
5.   CHP Bamberg 14 7 7 975 1023 -48
6.   Union Olimpija 14 5 9 1059 1080 -21
7.   Strasbourg 14 3 11 972 1058 -86
8.   AEK 14 3 11 940 1100 -160

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Maccabi Elite 14 9 5 1220 1135 +85
2.   Efes Pilsen 14 9 5 1025 995 +30
3.   Winterthur FC Barcelona 14 8 6 1079 1021 +58
4.   Lietuvos Rytas 14 8 6 1068 1012 +56
5.   Olympiacos 14 7 7 1085 1059 +26
6.   Cibona VIP 14 6 8 917 1054 -137
7.   Prokom Trefl Sopot 14 5 9 997 1066 -69
8.   Armani Jeans Milano 14 5 9 1036 1085 -49

Group CEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Unicaja Málaga 14 12 2 1100 1015 +85
2.   Panathinaikos 14 12 2 1219 1063 +156
3.   CSKA Moscow 14 10 4 1116 950 +166
4.   Real Madrid 14 7 7 1012 1004 +8
5.   Ülker 14 5 9 1000 1055 -55
6.   Montepaschi Siena 14 4 10 1001 1055 54
7.   Pau-Orthez 14 4 10 971 1103 -132
8.   Partizan Pivara MB 14 2 12 978 1152 -174

Top 16Edit

The surviving teams were divided into four groups of four teams each, and again a round robin system was adopted, resulting in 6 games each, with the two top teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Tiebreakers were identical to those used in the Regular Season.

The draw was held in accordance with Euroleague rules.

The teams were placed into four pools, as follows:

Level 1: The three group winners, plus the top-ranked second-place team

Level 2: The remaining second-place teams, plus the top two third-place teams

Level 3: The remaining third-place team, plus the three fourth-place teams

Level 4: The fifth-place teams, plus the top ranked sixth-place team

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 could be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  2. No more than two teams from the same country could be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  3. If there was a conflict between these two restrictions, (1) would receive priority.

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

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advanced to quarterfinals

Group DEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Winterthur FC Barcelona 6 5 1 448 434 +14
2.   Olympiacos 6 4 2 490 450 +40
3.   Unicaja Málaga 6 3 3 447 435 +12
4.   Žalgiris 6 0 6 425 491 −66

Group EEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Maccabi Elite 6 5 1 491 448 +43
2.   Real Madrid 6 4 2 446 412 +34
3.   Climamio Bologna 6 2 4 469 477 −8
4.   Ülker 6 1 5 415 484 −69

Group FEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   CSKA Moscow 6 5 1 441 391 +50
2.   Tau Cerámica 6 4 2 453 422 +31
3.   Lietuvos Rytas 6 3 3 422 427 −5
4.   CHP Bamberg 6 0 6 374 450 −76

Group GEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1.   Panathinaikos 6 3 3 447 419 +28
2.   Efes Pilsen 6 3 3 446 447 −1
3.   Benetton Treviso 6 3 3 476 488 −12
4.   Cibona VIP 6 3 3 458 473 −15

QuarterfinalsEdit

Each quarterfinal was a best-of-three 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.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Winterthur FC Barcelona   2–1   Real Madrid 72–58 78–84 76-70
Maccabi Elite   2–1   Olympiacos 87–78 70–76 77-73
CSKA Moscow   2–0   Efes Pilsen 66–57 75–71 {{{8}}}
Panathinaikos   1–2   Tau Cerámica 84–72 79–85 71-74

Final fourEdit

SemifinalsEdit

April 28, Sazka Arena, Prague

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Winterthur FC Barcelona   75–84   CSKA Moscow
Maccabi Elite   85–70   Tau Cerámica

3rd place gameEdit

April 30, Sazka Arena, Prague

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Winterthur FC Barcelona   82–87   Tau Cerámica

FinalEdit

April 30, Sazka Arena, Prague

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow   73–69   Maccabi Elite
2005–06 Euroleague
Champions
 
CSKA Moscow
5th Title

Final standingsEdit

Team
    CSKA Moscow
    Maccabi Elite
    Tau Cerámica
  Winterthur FC Barcelona

Final Four 2006 MVPEdit

  Theodoros Papaloukas (CSKA Moscow)

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Anthony Parker   Maccabi Elite 25 513 20.52
2.   Jorge Garbajosa   Unicaja Málaga 18 348 19.33
3.   Luis Scola   Tau Cerámica 25 470 18.80

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PPG
1.   Drew Nicholas   Benetton Treviso 20 369 18.45
2.   Scoonie Penn   Cibona 20 341 17.05
3.   Louis Bullock   Real Madrid 20 316 15.80

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating RPG
1.   Mirsad Türkcan   Ülker 16 143 8.94
2.   Darjuš Lavrinovič   Žalgiris 20 166 8.30
3.   Robertas Javtokas   Lietuvos Rytas 20 164 8.20

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating APG
1.   Pablo Prigioni   Tau Cerámica 25 156 6.24
2.   Tyus Edney   Olympiacos 23 103 4.48
3.   Shammond Williams   Winterthur FC Barcelona 25 107 4.28

Other StatsEdit

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game   Jeff Trepagnier   Ülker 20 3.05
Blocks per game   Darjuš Lavrinovič   Žalgiris 20 2.10
Turnovers per game   Massimo Bulleri   Armani Jeans Milano 14 3.79
Fouls drawn per game   Scoonie Penn   Cibona 20 5.80
Minutes per game   Yotam Halperin   Union Olimpija 14 36:04
2FG%   Tomas Masiulis   Prokom Trefl 14 0.666
3FG%   Giacomo Galanda   Armani Jeans Milano 14 0.536
FT%   Nikos Chatzis   Olympiacos 20 0.969

Game highsEdit

Category Name Team Stat
Rating   Spencer Nelson   Brose Bamberg 48
Points   Luis Scola   Tau Cerámica 36
Rebounds   Spencer Nelson   Brose Bamberg 20
Assists   Vrbica Stefanov   Ülker 12
  Lonnie Cooper   Pau-Orthez
Steals   Jeff Trepagnier   Ülker 11
Blocks   Maceo Baston   Maccabi Elite 6
Turnovers   Igor Rakočević   Real Madrid 9
  Giannis Kalampokis   AEK
Fouls Drawn   Jaka Lakovič   Panathinaikos 15

AwardsEdit

Euroleague MVPEdit

Final Four MVPEdit

Finals Top ScorerEdit

All-Euroleague Team 2005–06Edit

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Position All-Euroleague First Team Club Team All-Euroleague Second Team Club Team
PG
  Theodoros Papaloukas   CSKA Moscow   Pablo Prigioni   Tau Cerámica
SG/SF
  Juan Carlos Navarro   Winterthur FC Barcelona   Vassilis Spanoulis   Panathinaikos
SG/SF
  Anthony Parker   Maccabi Elite   Trajan Langdon   CSKA Moscow
PF/C
  Luis Scola   Tau Cerámica   Jorge Garbajosa   Unicaja Málaga
PF/C
  Nikola Vujčić   Maccabi Elite   Darjuš Lavrinovič   Žalgiris

Best DefenderEdit

Rising StarEdit

Alphonso Ford Top ScorerEdit

Alexander Gomelsky Coach of the YearEdit

Club Executive of the YearEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Player Team Rating
1   Dejan Milojević   Partizan 33
  Nikola Vujčić   Maccabi Elite 33
2   Vassilis Spanoulis   Panathinaikos 32
3   Marko Popović   Efes Pilsen 31
4   Maceo Baston   Maccabi Elite 35
5   Dejan Milojević (2)   Partizan 33
  Lynn Greer   Strasbourg 33
6   Haris Mujezinović   Lietuvos Rytas 36
  Anthony Parker   Maccabi Elite 36
7   Scoonie Penn   Cibona 36
8   Spencer Nelson   Brose Bamberg 48
9   Andrija Zizić   Olympiacos 41
10   Mike Batiste   Panathinaikos 33
11   Louis Bullock   Real Madrid 34
12   Marko Popović (2)   Efes Pilsen 40
13   Tyus Edney   Olympiacos 38
  Felipe Reyes   Real Madrid 38
14   Scoonie Penn (2)   Cibona 37

Top 16Edit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Anthony Parker (2)   Maccabi Elite 39
2   Igor Rakočević   Real Madrid 32
  Sofoklis Schortsanitis   Olympiacos 32
3   Jorge Garbajosa   Unicaja Málaga 37
4   Maceo Baston (2)   Maccabi Elite 28
  Nikola Prkacin   Efes Pilsen 28
  Antonio Granger   Efes Pilsen 28
5   Igor Rakočević (2)   Real Madrid 28
6   Henry Domercant   Efes Pilsen 29
  Maceo Baston (3)   Maccabi Elite 29

PlayoffsEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1-2   Vassilis Spanoulis (2)   Panathinaikos 23
3   Michalis Kakiouzis   Winterthur FC Barcelona 23

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team
November 2005   Kaya Peker   Efes Pilsen
December 2005   Jorge Garbajosa   Unicaja Málaga
January 2006   Juan Carlos Navarro   Winterthur FC Barcelona
February 2006   Tyus Edney   Olympiacos
March 2006   Maceo Baston   Maccabi Elite
April 2006   Trajan Langdon   CSKA Moscow

References and notesEdit

External linksEdit