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2007–08 Euroleague

The 2007–08 Euroleague was the 8th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 51st season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The 2007–08 season featured 24 competing teams. The Euroleague Regular Season draw was held on 30 June 2007, in 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.

Euroleague
Palacio de Deportes (Madrid) 16.jpg
Competition details
Season 2007–08
Teams 24
Dates 22 October 2007 – 4 May 2008
Final positions
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow (6th title)
Runners-up Israel Maccabi Elite
Third place Italy Montepaschi Siena
Fourth place Spain Tau Cerámica
Awards
MVP Lithuania Ramūnas Šiškauskas
Final Four MVP United States Trajan Langdon
Statistical leaders
Index Rating United States Marc Salyers
22.5
Points United States Marc Salyers
21.8
Rebounds United States Travis Watson
9.7
Assists United States DeJuan Collins
5.4

Teams of the 2007–08 EuroleagueEdit

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 4 Real Madrid (1) FC Barcelona (2) Tau Cerámica (3) Unicaja Málaga (8)
  Italy 4 Montepaschi Siena (1) VidiVici Bologna (2) Lottomatica Roma (3) Armani Jeans Milano (4)
  Greece 3 Panathinaikos (1) Olympiacos (2) Aris TT Bank (3)
  Turkey 2 Fenerbahçe Ülker (1) Efes Pilsen (2)
  Lithuania 2 Žalgiris (1) Lietuvos Rytas (2)
  France 2 Roanne (1) Le Mans (6)
  Germany 1 Brose Bamberg (1)
  Croatia 1 Cibona (1)
  Russia 1 CSKA Moscow (1)
  Israel 1 Maccabi Elite (1)
  Slovenia 1 Union Olimpija (2)
  Serbia 1 Partizan (1)
  Poland 1 Prokom Trefl Sopot (1)

Teams detailsEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on October 22, 2007.

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 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 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
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.   CSKA Moscow 14 12 2 1123 942 +181
2.   Montepaschi Siena 14 10 4 1098 974 +124
3.   Tau Cerámica 14 9 5 1170 1051 +119
4.   Žalgiris 14 8 6 1110 1126 −16
5.   Olympiacos 14 7 7 1185 1099 +86
6.   Union Olimpija 14 4 10 1030 1147 −117
7.   Prokom Trefl Sopot 14 4 10 973 1143 −170
8.   VidiVici Bologna 14 2 12 1008 1215 −207

Group BEdit

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

Group CEdit

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

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 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

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 is a conflict between these two restrictions, (1) would receive priority.

Another draw was held to determine the order of fixtures. In the 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 advanced to quarterfinals

Group DEdit

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

Group EEdit

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

Group FEdit

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

Group GEdit

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

QuarterfinalsEdit

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.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Montepaschi Siena   2–0   Fenerbahçe Ülker 73–66 86–65 {{{8}}}
Tau Cerámica   2–1   Partizan 74–66 55–76 85-68
Maccabi Elite   2–1   AXA FC Barcelona 81–75 74–83 88-75
CSKA Moscow   2–1   Olympiacos 74–76 83–73 81-56

Final fourEdit

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.

SemifinalsEdit

May 2, Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Montepaschi Siena   85–92   Maccabi Elite
Tau Cerámica   79–83   CSKA Moscow

3rd place gameEdit

May 4, Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Montepaschi Siena   97–93   Tau Cerámica

FinalEdit

May 4, Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Maccabi Elite   77–91   CSKA Moscow
2007–08 Euroleague
Champions
 
CSKA Moscow
6th Title

Final standingsEdit

Team
    CSKA Moscow
    Maccabi Elite
    Montepaschi Siena
  Tau Cerámica

Final Four 2008 MVPEdit

  Trajan Langdon (CSKA Moscow)

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Marc Salyers   Roanne 14 315 22.50
2.   Jeremiah Massey   Aris 20 420 21.00
3.   Nikola Peković   Partizan 23 451 19.61

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PPG
1.   Marc Salyers   Roanne 14 305 21.79
2.   Will Solomon   Fenerbahçe Ülker 21 376 17.90
3.   Jeremiah Massey   Aris 20 340 17.00

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating RPG
1.   Travis Watson   Armani Jeans Milano 14 136 9.71
2.   Jeremiah Massey   Aris 20 169 8.45
3.   Terence Morris   Maccabi Elite 25 208 8.32

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating APG
1.   DeJuan Collins   Žalgiris 20 107 5.35
2.   Terrell McIntyre   Montepaschi Siena 24 118 4.92
3.   Theo Papaloukas   CSKA Moscow 23 105 4.57

Other StatsEdit

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

Game highsEdit

Category Name Team Stat
Rating   Tomas Van Den Spiegel   Prokom Trefl Sopot 50
Points   Marc Salyers   Roanne 40
Rebounds   Jordi Trias   FC Barcelona 20
Assists   Marc-Antoine Pellin   Roanne 13
Steals 3 occasions 8
Blocks   Terence Morris   Maccabi Elite 6
Turnovers   Will Solomon   Fenerbahçe Ülker 8
  Marcus Haislip   Unicaja Málaga
Fouls Drawn   Nikola Peković   Partizan 13

AwardsEdit

Euroleague 2007–08 MVPEdit

Euroleague 2007–08 Final Four MVPEdit

Euroleague 2007–08 Finals Top ScorerEdit

All-Euroleague Team 2007–08Edit

[3]

Position All-Euroleague First Team Club Team All-Euroleague Second Team Club Team
PG
  Terrell McIntyre   Montepaschi Siena   Theo Papaloukas   CSKA Moscow
SG/SF
  Trajan Langdon   CSKA Moscow   Bootsy Thornton   Montepaschi Siena
SG/SF
  Ramūnas Šiškauskas   CSKA Moscow   Yotam Halperin   Maccabi Elite
PF/C
  Terence Morris   Maccabi Elite   Nikola Peković   Partizan
PF/C
  Tiago Splitter   Tau Cerámica   Kšyštof Lavrinovič   Montepaschi Siena

Rising StarEdit

Best DefenderEdit

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)Edit

Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)Edit

Club Executive of the YearEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Player Team Rating
1   Nikola Peković   Partizan 40
2   Artūras Jomantas   Lietuvos Rytas 29
  Erazem Lorbek   Lottomatica Roma 29
3   Jeremiah Massey   Aris 40
4   Tomas Van Den Spiegel   Prokom Trefl Sopot 50
5   Arvydas Macijauskas   Olympiacos 41
6   Dewarick Spencer   VidiVici Bologna 44
7   Daniel Santiago   Unicaja Málaga 34
8   Marc Salyers   Roanne 34
9   Tiago Splitter   Tau Cerámica 42
10   Scoonie Penn   Efes Pilsen 38
11   Loren Woods   Efes Pilsen 35
12   Romain Sato   Montepaschi Siena 33
  Marko Milič   Union Olimpija 33
  Will Solomon   Fenerbahçe Ülker 33
13   Novica Veličković   Partizan 30
14   Jordi Trias   FC Barcelona 36

Top 16Edit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Lynn Greer   Olympiacos 31
2   Esteban Batista   Maccabi Elite 27
3   Dimitris Diamantidis   Panathinaikos 29
  Terence Morris   Maccabi Elite 29
4   Lynn Greer (2)   Olympiacos 37
5   Scoonie Penn (2)   Efes Pilsen 32
  Axel Hervelle   Real Madrid 32
6   Will Solomon (2)   Fenerbahçe Ülker 34
  Jeremiah Massey (2)   Aris 34

PlayoffsEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1-2   Gianluca Basile   FC Barcelona 22
  Matjaž Smodiš   CSKA Moscow 22
3   Tiago Splitter (2)   Tau Cerámica 27

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team
November 2007   Arvydas Macijauskas   Olympiacos
December 2007   Marcus Brown   Žalgiris
January 2008   Terence Morris   Maccabi Elite
February 2008   Bootsy Thornton   Montepaschi Siena
March 2009   Milt Palacio   Partizan
April 2008   Ramūnas Šiškauskas   CSKA Moscow

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

  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. ^ "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