2008–09 Korisliiga season

The Korisliiga is the premier basketball league in Finland. The 2008-09 season was the 69th Finnish club basketball season. It began on October 3, 2008 and ended on May 16, 2009. Namika Lahti won the Final series by 3-0 against Joensuun Kataja.[1] Antti Nikkilä won the MVP Award and Vesa Mäkäläinen won the Finals MVP Award.[2]

Korisliiga
Competition details
Season 2008–09
Teams 12
Games played 44
Dates October 3, 2008-May 16, 2009
Final positions
Champions Namika Lahti
(2nd title)
Runners-up Joensuun Kataja
Third place Tampereen Pyrintö
Fourth place Espoon Honka
Relegated Porvoon Tarmo
Awards
MVP Finland Antti Nikkilä (Domestic)
United States Ray Nixon (Foreign)
Finals MVP Finland Vesa Mäkäläinen
Statistical leaders
Points United States Jeremiah Wood
20.1
Rebounds United States DeWayne Richardson
12.7
Assists United States Frank Richards
4.1
Records
Average attendance 911 Increase

Regular seasonEdit

# Team G W L PF/G PA/G PTS
1 Joensuun Kataja 44 32 12 92.3 82.6 64
2 Kouvot 44 29 15 80.3 73.6 58
3 Espoon Honka 44 28 16 77.3 71.3 56
4 Namika Lahti 44 27 17 81.0 77.8 54
5 UU-Korihait 44 27 17 79.3 75.9 54
6 KTP-Basket 44 23 21 79.1 77.9 46
7 Tampereen Pyrintö 44 22 22 83.6 82.6 44
8 Torpan Pojat 44 20 24 73.4 78.0 40
9 Lappeenrannan NMKY 44 18 26 79.6 83.5 36
10 Forssan Koripojat 44 18 26 78.4 81.2 36
11 Team Componenta 44 13 31 74.3 82.8 26
12 Porvoon Tarmo 44 7 37 72.3 83.8 14

Individual leadersEdit

Statistics are for the regular season.

ScoringEdit

Rank Name Team PPG
1.   Jeremiah Wood Joensuun Kataja 20.1
2.   Larry Blair Joensuun Kataja 19.6
2.   HL Coleman Lappeenrannan NMKY 19.4
4.   Frank Richards Team Componenta 19.4
5.   Steve Smith KTP-Basket 18.2

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team APG
1.   Frank Richards Team Componenta 4.1
2.   Damon Williams Tampereen Pyrintö/KTP-Basket 4.0
3.   Larry Blair Joensuun Kataja 4.0
4.   Ilkka Vuori Namika Lahti 3.9
5.    Chanan Colman Espoon Honka/Lappeenrannan NMKY 3.5

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team RPG
1.   DeWayne Richardson Porvoon Tarmo 12.7
2.   Jeremiah Wood Joensuun Kataja 12.4
3.   Ray Cunningham Forssan Koripojat 10.5
4.   Damon Williams Tampereen Pyrintö/KTP-Basket 10.4
5.   Clifton Jones Team Componenta 9.4

PlayoffsEdit

  Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
                           
  1 Joensuun Kataja 3  
8 Torpan Pojat 0  
    Joensuun Kataja 3  
    Tampereen Pyrintö 1  
2 Kouvot 0
  7 Tampereen Pyrintö 3  
      Joensuun Kataja 0
    Namika Lahti 3
  3 Espoon Honka 3  
6 KTP-Basket 0  
    Espoon Honka 0 Third place
    Namika Lahti 3  
4 Namika Lahti 3   Espoon Honka 74
  5 UU-Korihait 1     Tampereen Pyrintö 83

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Namika Lahti kolmessa ottelussa mestariksi (in Finnish)". Suomen Koripalloliitto. 2009-05-16. Archived from the original on 2009-06-02. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
  2. ^ "Nikkilästä vuoden pelaaja, Mäkäläinen putsasi palkintopöydän (in Finnish)". Suomen Koripalloliitto. 2009-05-28. Retrieved 2009-05-31.[dead link]