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The 2012–13 Euroleague was the 13th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the third under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 56th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs. The season started on 11 October 2012 and finished on 12 May 2013.

Euroleague
O2 Arena.jpg
The O2 Arena in London hosted the Final Four
Competition details
Season 2012–13
Teams 24
Dates 11 October 2012 – 12 May 2013
Final positions
Champions Greece Olympiacos
3rd title
Runners-up Spain Real Madrid
Third place Russia CSKA Moscow
Fourth place Spain FC Barcelona Regal
Awards
MVP Greece Vassilis Spanoulis
Final Four MVP Greece Vassilis Spanoulis
Best Defender Gabon Stéphane Lasme
Coach of the Year Greece Georgios Bartzokas
Rising Star Greece Kostas Papanikolaou
Statistical leaders
Index Rating United States Bobby Brown
17.4
Points United States Bobby Brown
18.8
Rebounds Russia Victor Khryapa
7.3
Assists Croatia Zoran Planinić
6.3

The Final Four was held at The O2 Arena in London. The championship game was won by Olympiacos, who defeated Real Madrid 100–88. Olympiacos became the just third team since the introduction of the Final Four format to win two Euroleague championships in a row and the second team in Euroleague Basketball Company era (Euroleague 2000–01 season to present) to become back-to-back Euroleague champions.

AllocationEdit

A total of 31 teams participated in the 2012–13 Euroleague. There were three routes to participation in the Euroleague:

  • The top 13 teams with an A-Licence from the 2011–12 Euroleague based on their Euroleague Club Ranking.[1]
  • An additional team promoted to an A-Licence.
  • The 2011–12 Eurocup winner was given a C-Licence.
  • 14 places were allocated from a list of 28 teams given a B-Licence ranked according to their European national basketball league rankings over the last year. 14 teams were given both an A-Licence or C-Licence and a B-Licence. When a country ranking spot had already been assigned to an A-Licence team, the assignation jumped to the next country appearing in the ranking, and their league was not granted an additional place in the competition. The first 8 of the remaining 16 teams were given places in the regular-season, and the next 6 were given places in the qualifying competition. The last 2 places from the Netherlands and Latvia were not taken up.
  • As the list of teams with a B-Licence was exhausted, two wild cards were granted to fill the remaining spaces in the qualifying competition.

Euroleague allocation criteriaEdit

On 31 May 2012, the Euroleague published the official License Allocation criteria.[2]

A licensesEdit

Rank Team Pos. Coefficient
1.   FC Barcelona Regal 1st 131
2.   Olympiacos 1st 124
3.   Maccabi Electra 1st 116
4.   Panathinaikos 2nd 114
5.   Montepaschi Siena 1st 109
6.   Real Madrid 2nd 108
7.   CSKA Moscow 1st 104
   
Rank Team Pos. Coefficient
8.   Caja Laboral 3rd 84
9.   Anadolu Efes 2nd 73
10.   Unicaja Málaga 9th 73
11.   Žalgiris 1st 69
12.   Fenerbahçe Ülker 6th 67
13.   Asseco Prokom 1st 55
14.   Acea Roma 13th 39

B licensesEdit

Key to colors
     A licensed teams
     B licensed teams
     Teams qualified for the Qualifying Round
League Pos. Team
Teams qualified for the regular season
1.   Spanish ACB 1st FC Barcelona Regal
2.   Russian PBL 1st CSKA Moscow
3.   Greek GBL 1st Olympiacos
4.   Italian Serie A 1st Montepaschi Siena
5.   Turkish TBL 1st Beşiktaş
6.   French Pro A 1st Élan Chalon
7.   German BBL 1st Brose Bamberg
8.   Lithuanian LKL 1st Žalgiris
9.   Adriatic League 1st* Partizan
10.   Adriatic League 1st* Cedevita
11.   Adriatic League 1st* Union Olimpija
12.   Spanish ACB 2nd Real Madrid
13.   Russian PBL 2nd Khimki
14.   Greek GBL 2nd Panathinaikos
15.   Italian Serie A 2nd EA7 Milano
16.   Lithuanian LKL 2nd Lietuvos Rytas
   
League Pos. Team
Teams qualified for the qualification rounds
17.   Turkish TBL 2nd Anadolu Efes
18.   French Pro A 2nd Le Mans
19.   German BBL 2nd Ratiopharm Ulm
20. Adriatic League ** Maccabi Electra
21.   Belgian BLB 1st Telenet Oostende
22.   Czech NBL 1st ČEZ Nymburk
23.   Ukrainian SuperLeague 1st Donetsk
24.   Israeli Super League 1st Maccabi Electra
25.   Polish PLK 1st Asseco Prokom
26.   Bulgarian NBL 1st Lukoil Academic
27.   Dutch DBL 1st EiffelTowers Den BoschWithdrew
28.   Latvian LBL 1st VEF RīgaWithdrew
*^ The Adriatic League teams (1 from Serbia, 1 from Slovenia and 1 from Croatia) were the ones with the best Adriatic League + National League + European competitions ranking.
**^ Next best team from the Adriatic League without B licence.

C licenses and wildcardsEdit

TeamsEdit

On 31 May 2012 the new Euroleague license allocation criteria was announced.[3] Twenty-three teams directly joined the regular season, while one more team joined it from the qualifying rounds. Eight teams fought for the last berth, and Mapooro Cantù got the final spot.[4]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: Euroleague title holders):

Regular season
  FC Barcelona Regal (A)   Montepaschi Siena (A)   CSKA Moscow (A)   Asseco Prokom Gdynia (A)
  Caja Laboral (A)   EA7 Milano (2nd)   Khimki (EC)   Partizan (1st)
  Unicaja (A)   Beşiktaş (1st)   Brose Baskets (1st)   Maccabi Electra (A)
  Real Madrid (A)   Fenerbahçe Ülker (A)   Alba Berlin (WC)   Union Olimpija (2nd)
  Panathinaikos(A)   Anadolu Efes (A)   Lietuvos rytas (1st)
  Olympiacos TH(A)   Élan Chalon (1st)   Žalgiris (A)
Qualifying rounds
  Telenet Oostende (1st)   Lukoil Academic (1st)   ČEZ Nymburk (1st)   Le Mans (2nd)
  ratiopharm Ulm (2nd)   Mapooro Cantù (WC)   Donetsk (1st)   UNICS (WC)

Qualifying roundsEdit

The qualifying rounds were played in a knock-out tournament consisting of eight teams in a single-venue tournament format. The winner advanced to the Euroleague Regular Season. The qualifying rounds were played between 25 and 28 September at the PalaDesio in Desio, Italy.[5]

First qualifying round
25–26 September
Second qualifying round
27 September
Third qualifying round
28 September
         
  UNICS 91
  ratiopharm Ulm 73
  UNICS 78
  Le Mans 86
  Le Mans 61
  Donetsk 55
  Le Mans 66
  Mapooro Cantù 80
  ČEZ Nymburk 83
  Telenet Oostende 65
  ČEZ Nymburk 83
  Mapooro Cantù 89
  Mapooro Cantù 87
  Lukoil Academic 79

DrawEdit

The draws for the 2012–13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague were held on Friday, 6 July. The draws determined the qualifying-round matchups and regular-season groups for the Euroleague, as well as the qualifying rounds for the Eurocup and the regular-season for the EuroChallenge.

Teams were seeded into six pots of four teams in accordance with the Club Ranking, based on their performance in European competitions during a three-year period.[6]

Two teams from the same country could not be drawn together in the same Regular Season group.

Pot 1 Pot 2 Pot 3 Pot 4 Pot 5 Pot 6

  FC Barcelona Regal
  Olympiacos
  Maccabi Electra
  Panathinaikos

  Montepaschi Siena
  Real Madrid
  CSKA Moscow
  Caja Laboral

  Khimki
  Partizan
  Alba Berlin
  Anadolu Efes

  Unicaja Málaga
  Lietuvos Rytas
  Žalgiris
  Fenerbahçe Ülker

  Asseco Prokom
  EA7 Milano
  Brose Bamberg
  Union Olimpija

  Cedevita
  Beşiktaş
  Élan Chalon
  Mapooro Cantù (q)

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season began on 11 October 2012.

If teams were level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Regular Season.
  4. Points scored during the regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Real Madrid 10 7 3 832 738 +94 Advance to Top 16
2   Khimki 10 6 4 753 754 −1
3   Panathinaikos 10 6 4 748 722 +26
4   Fenerbahçe Ülker 10 5 5 727 738 −11
5   Union Olimpija 10 3 7 722 808 −86
6   Mapooro Cantù 10 3 7 708 730 −22
Source: Euroleague

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Maccabi Electra 10 8 2 810 708 +102 Advance to Top 16
2   Unicaja 10 8 2 762 715 +47
3   Montepaschi Siena 10 5 5 879 844 +35
4   Alba Berlin 10 4 6 722 748 −26
5   Élan Chalon 10 3 7 782 843 −61
6   Asseco Prokom Gdynia 10 2 8 704 801 −97
Source: Euroleague

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Žalgiris 10 8 2 804 693 +111 Advance to Top 16
2   Olympiacos 10 8 2 788 737 +51
3   Anadolu Efes 10 5 5 738 740 −2
4   Caja Laboral 10 4 6 749 778 −29
5   EA7 Milano 10 3 7 760 767 −7
6   Cedevita 10 2 8 725 849 −124
Source: Euroleague

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   FC Barcelona Regal 10 9[a] 1 774 636 +138 Advance to Top 16
2   CSKA Moscow 10 9[a] 1 783 709 +74
3   Beşiktaş 10 5 5 699 749 −50
4   Brose Baskets 10 3 7 740 807 −67
5   Lietuvos rytas 10 2[b] 8 670 724 −54
6   Partizan 10 2[b] 8 731 772 −41
Source: Euroleague
Notes:
  1. ^ a b FC Barcelona Regal wins head-to-head 1–1 (+18) vs CSKA Moscow.
  2. ^ a b Lietuvos rytas wins head-to-head 1–1 (+7) vs Partizan.

Top 16Edit

The Top 16 began on 27 December 2012.

If teams were level on record at the end of the Top 16, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Top 16.
  4. Points scored during the Top 16.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Top 16 match.

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   CSKA Moscow 14 11 3 1095 981 +114 Advance to quarterfinals
2   Real Madrid 14 10 4 1085 1021 +64
3   Anadolu Efes 14 9[a] 5 1028 1031 −3
4   Panathinaikos 14 9[a] 5 1001 968 +33
5   Unicaja 14 7 7 988 1015 −27
6   Žalgiris 14 6 8 1065 1040 +25
7   Alba Berlin 14 4 10 959 1036 −77
8   Brose Baskets 14 0 14 1026 1115 −89
Source: Euroleague
Notes:
  1. ^ a b Anadolu Efes wins head-to-head 1–1 (+1) vs Panathinaikos.

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   FC Barcelona Regal 14 13 1 1151 986 +165 Advance to quarterfinals
2   Olympiacos 14 9 5 1068 1033 +35
3   Maccabi Electra 14 8 6 1105 1012 +93
4   Laboral Kutxa 14 8 6 1093 1045 +48
5   Khimki 14 7 7 1133 1051 +82
6   Montepaschi Siena 14 7 7 1036 1057 −21
7   Beşiktaş 14 2 12 893 1104 −211
8   Fenerbahçe Ülker 14 2 12 1055 1246 −191
Source: Euroleague

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
CSKA Moscow   3–1   Laboral Kutxa 89–78 90–68 72–93 94–85
Olympiacos   3–2   Anadolu Efes 67–62 71–53 72–83 73–74 82–72
FC Barcelona Regal   3–2   Panathinaikos 72–70 65–66 63–65 70–60 64–53
Real Madrid   3–0   Maccabi Electra 79–53 75–63 69–57

Final FourEdit

On 12 May 2012 it was announced the Final Four would be hosted at The O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.[7]

 
Semifinals
10 May
Final
12 May
 
      
 
 
 
 
  CSKA Moscow52
 
 
 
  Olympiacos69
 
  Olympiacos100
 
 
 
  Real Madrid88
 
  FC Barcelona Regal 67
 
 
  Real Madrid74
 
Third place
 
 
 
 
 
  CSKA Moscow 74
 
 
  FC Barcelona Regal73

Top 10 attendancesEdit

Single gameEdit

Round Game Home team Visitor Attendance Sources
1 Quarter-finals 4   Panathinaikos   FC Barcelona 18,300
2 Quarter-finals 3   Panathinaikos   FC Barcelona 17,800
Top 16 14   Panathinaikos   CSKA Moscow 17,800 [8]
4 Regular Season 8   Žalgiris   Olympiacos 15,420
5 Top 16 4   Žalgiris   CSKA Moscow 15,199
6 Regular Season 7   Žalgiris   Caja Laboral 15,110
7 Top 16 5   Caja Laboral   FC Barcelona 15,068
8 Top 16 10   Žalgiris   Real Madrid 15,010
9 Regular Season 9   Panathinaikos   Fenerbahçe Ülker 15,000 [9]
10 Top 16 5   Panathinaikos   Real Madrid 14,909 [10]

AverageEdit

Rank Team Matches Average
1   Žalgiris 12 13,425
2   Caja Laboral 14 12,036
3   Maccabi Electra 13 10,935
4   Panathinaikos 14 10,564
5   Real Madrid 14 9,148
6   Alba Berlin 12 9,033
7   Olympiacos 15 8,265
8   Anadolu Efes 14 8,191
9   Fenerbahçe Ülker 12 7,109
10   Partizan 5 7,100

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena 24 417 17.38
2.   Victor Khryapa   CSKA Moscow 26 443 17.04
3.   Nenad Krstić   CSKA Moscow 29 488 16.83

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena 24 452 18.83
2.   Boštjan Nachbar   Brose Bamberg 23 370 16.09
3.   Bojan Bogdanović   Fenerbahçe Ülker 21 334 15.90

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   Victor Khryapa   CSKA Moscow 26 190 7.31
2.   Ante Tomić   FC Barcelona 30 195 6.50
3.   Shawn James   Maccabi Electra 27 175 6.48

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   Zoran Planinić   Khimki 22 139 6.32
2.   Dimitris Diamantidis   Panathinaikos 27 156 5.78
3.   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos 31 170 5.48

Other StatsEdit

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game   Bo McCalebb   Fenerbahçe Ülker 23 1.91
Blocks per game   Shawn James   Maccabi Electra 27 1.93
Turnovers per game   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos 31 3.42
Fouls drawn per game   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos 31 5.45
Minutes per game   Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena 24 32:37
2FG%   Sasha Kaun   CSKA Moscow 30 0.716
3FG%   Kostas Papanikolaou   Olympiacos 31 0.520
FT%   Marcelinho Huertas   FC Barcelona 31 0.972

Game highsEdit

Category Name Team Stat
Rating   Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena 50
Points   Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena 41
Rebounds   Rašid Mahalbašić   Asseco Prokom 16
Assists   Zoran Planinić   Khimki 13
Steals 7 occasions 5
Blocks 6 occasions 5
Turnovers   Nenad Krstić   CSKA Moscow 8
Fouls Drawn   Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena 15

AwardsEdit

Euroleague 2012–13 MVPEdit

Euroleague 2012–13 Final Four MVPEdit

All-Euroleague Team 2012–13Edit

[13]

All-Euroleague First Team Club Team All-Euroleague Second Team Club Team
  Dimitris Diamantidis   Panathinaikos   Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow
  Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos   Juan Carlos Navarro   FC Barcelona
  Rudy Fernández   Real Madrid   Victor Khryapa   CSKA Moscow
  Nenad Krstić   CSKA Moscow   Nikola Mirotić   Real Madrid
  Ante Tomić   FC Barcelona   Shawn James   Maccabi Electra

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)Edit

Best DefenderEdit

Rising StarEdit

Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)Edit

MVP WeeklyEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Emir Preldžić   Fenerbahçe Ülker 31
2   Sonny Weems   CSKA Moscow 38
3   Rudy Fernández   Real Madrid 30
  Fernando San Emeterio   Caja Laboral 30
4   Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena 43
5   Bobby Brown (2)   Montepaschi Siena 31
6   Sasha Vujačić   Anadolu Efes 31
7   Rudy Fernández (2)   Real Madrid 28
  Ante Tomić   FC Barcelona Regal 28
8   Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow 25
9   Blake Schilb   Élan Chalon 38
10   Shawn James   Maccabi Electra 27
  Nemanja Bjelica   Caja Laboral 27

Top 16Edit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Ante Tomić (2)   FC Barcelona 27
2   Bobby Brown (3)   Montepaschi Siena 50
3   Ricky Hickman   Maccabi Electra 34
4   Paul Davis   Khimki 29
5   Bojan Bogdanović   Fenerbahçe Ülker 27
  Marcus Williams   Unicaja 27
6   Rudy Fernández (3)   Real Madrid 34
7   Sasha Kaun   CSKA Moscow 30
8   Devin Smith   Maccabi Electra 28
  Luka Žorić   Unicaja 28
  Roko Ukić   Panathinaikos 28
9   Nenad Krstić   CSKA Moscow 26
10   Nikola Mirotić   Real Madrid 37
11   Luka Žorić (2)   Unicaja 33
12   Petteri Koponen   Khimki 35
13   Nathan Jawai   FC Barcelona 34
14   Kostas Papanikolaou   Olympiacos 37

Quarter-finalsEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Rudy Fernández (4)   Real Madrid 22
2   Victor Khryapa   CSKA Moscow 25
3   Jamon Gordon   Anadolu Efes 24
4   Victor Khryapa (2)   CSKA Moscow 29
5   Nathan Jawai (2)   FC Barcelona 21

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team
October 2012   Sonny Weems   CSKA Moscow
November 2012   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos
December 2012   Maciej Lampe   Caja Laboral
January 2013   Bobby Brown   Montepaschi Siena
February 2013   Ante Tomić   FC Barcelona
March 2013   Devin Smith   Maccabi Electra
April 2013   Sergio Llull   Real Madrid

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "In-The-Game.org Euroleague three-year-ranking". Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
  2. ^ 2012–13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague license allocation criteria Euroleague
  3. ^ 2012–13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague license allocation criteria Euroleague.net 31 May 2012
  4. ^ ECA Board meets in preparation for the 2012–13 season Euroleague.net 20 June 2012
  5. ^ "Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw 2012–13". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 6 July 2012.
  6. ^ Turkish Airlines Euroleague Draw seeds Euroleague.net – 29 June 2012
  7. ^ "The O2 in London to host the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four". Euroleague.net. 12 May 2012.
  8. ^ Euroleague.net Panathinaikos Athens 63 – 69 CSKA Moscow.
  9. ^ Euroleague.net Panathinaikos Athens 69 – 55 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul.
  10. ^ Euroleague.net Panathinaikos Athens 54 – 58 Real Madrid.
  11. ^ Euroleague.net Vassilis Spanoulis, named bwin MVP of the 2012–13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
  12. ^ Euroleague.net Spanoulis named bwin MVP of 2013 Final Four.
  13. ^ 2012–13 All-Euroleague First and Second teams announced. Euroleague.net. Retrieved on 2013-05-06.
  14. ^ Euroleague.net Montepaschi Siena's Bobby Brown wins Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy.
  15. ^ Best Defender Trophy winner: Stephane Lasme, Panathinaikos Athens.
  16. ^ Rising Star Trophy winner: Kostas Papanikolaou, Olympiacos Piraeus.
  17. ^ [1]

External linksEdit