2012–13 VTB United League

The VTB United League 2012–13 was the fourth complete season of the VTB United League, which is Northern and Eastern Europe's top-tier level men's professional club basketball competition. The tournament featured 20 teams, from 10 countries. CSKA Moscow won its 4th VTB title, by beating Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar, 3–1, in a best-of-five Finals series.

VTB United League
Competition details
Season 2012–13
Teams 20 (from 10 countries)
Final positions
Champions Russia CSKA Moscow
4th title
Runners-up Russia Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar
Awards
MVP Bulgaria E. J. Rowland
Playoffs MVP Russia Victor Khryapa
Young Player Russia Sergey Karasev
Statistical leaders
Points Bulgaria E. J. Rowland
17.1
Rebounds Australia Aleks Marić
8.5
Assists United States Aaron Miles
7.3

ParticipantsEdit

Country (League) Teams
  Belarus (BPL) Tsmoki-Minsk
  Czech Republic (NBL) ČEZ Basketball Nymburk
  Estonia (KML) Kalev/Cramo
  Kazakhstan (Division 1) Astana Tigers
  Latvia (LBL) VEF Rīga
  Lithuania (LKL) Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Neptūnas Klaipėda
Žalgiris Kaunas
  Poland (PLK) Turów Zgorzelec
  Russia (PBL) CSKA Moscow
Enisey Krasnoyarsk
Khimki Moscow Region
Krasnye Krylya Samara
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Nizhny Novgorod
Spartak Saint Petersburg
Triumph Lyubertsy
UNICS Kazan
  Ukraine (SuperLeague) Azovmash Mariupol
Donetsk

Regular seasonEdit

Key to colors
     Advances to Quarterfinals
     Advances to Round of 16

Group AEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA
1.   Khimki 18 14 4 1451 1305
2.   Unics Kazan 18 14 4 1328 1169
3.   Krasnye Krylya Samara 18 12 6 1353 1304
4.   Spartak Saint Petersburg 18 12 6 1292 1174
5.   Astana Tigers 18 10 8 1332 1416
6.   Donetsk 18 9 9 1429 1325
7.   Lietuvos rytas 18 9 9 1402 1397
8.   Turów Zgorzelec 18 4 14 1318 1403
9.   Azovmash Mariupol 18 3 15 1287 1447
10.   Kalev/Cramo 18 3 15 1202 1389
AST AZO DON KAL KHI KRA LR SPA TUR UNI
  Astana Tigers 75–72 96–90 93–78 92–77 75–78 72–71 78–75 81–61 62–80
  Azovmash Mariupol 82–89 68–75 76–71 77–91 73–92 88–94 76–81 76–66 71–78
  Donetsk 76–56 83–66 67–46 66–84 96–87 95–79 88–80 99–85 63–74
  Kalev/Cramo 81–85 73–77 61–60 57–65 73–83 60–73 53–71 72–68 52–70
  Khimki 104–75 91–73 72–58 77–67 82–81 80–69 72–60 91–72 85–74
  Krasnye Krylya Samara 61–66 72–62 64–59 83–73 76–67 89–72 75–70 81–77 56–69
  Lietuvos rytas 93–60 75–56 99–97 95–73 79–88 81–70 63–83 78–71 87–80
  Spartak Saint Petersburg 74–57 74–58 59–63 80–59 74–69 61–63 75–48 76–74 84–68
  Turów Zgorzelec 93–66 78–69 83–81 80–81 79–86 74–76 86–78 59–63 64–69
  Unics Kazan 70–54 89–67 66–48 86–72 76–70 74–66 74–68 51–52 80–48

Group BEdit

Team Pld W L PF PA
1.   Žalgiris Kaunas 18 16 2 1499 1269
2.   CSKA Moscow 18 15 3 1390 1160
3.   Lokomotiv-Kuban Krasnodar 18 12 6 1423 1318
4.   VEF Rīga 18 11 7 1523 1446
5.   Nizhny Novgorod 18 10 8 1320 1261
6.   Triumph Lyubertsy 18 9 9 1413 1363
7.   Enisey Krasnoyarsk 18 6 12 1337 1438
8.   ČEZ Basketball Nymburk 18 5 13 1282 1448
9.   Tsmoki-Minsk 18 3 15 1246 1451
10.   Neptūnas Klaipėda 18 3 15 1381 1597
ČEZ CSK ENI LOK NEP NN TRI TSM VEF ŽAL
  ČEZ Basketball Nymburk 63–76 69–61 81–74 84–78 73–81 68–96 65–56 81–83 84–90
  CSKA Moscow 84–75 77–52 83–56 79–57 83–60 80–71 68–57 83–75 68–74
  Enisey Krasnoyarsk 81–59 64–73 87–94 63–77 62–67 74–78 77–74 96–93 64–99
  Lokomotiv Kuban-Krasnodar 75–54 61–72 93–64 84–48 75–74 74–65 89–74 95–98 70–78
  Neptūnas Klaipėda 96–86 72–83 88–89 83–95 72–90 88–97 110–106 60–86 62–90
  Nizhny Novgorod 82–66 70–68 84–44 54–61 84–63 76–80 55–54 82–86 58–76
  Triumph Lyubertsy 89–52 62–82 77–81 78–89 83–80 71–59 80–66 78–80 69–70
  Tsmoki-Minsk 71–63 48–90 65–79 64–80 93–71 66–93 62–85 74–85 86–82
  VEF Rīga 85–89 67–75 85–69 72–77 94–89 87–89 101–78 98–73 77–72
  Žalgiris Kaunas 90–70 76–66 86–61 89–81 111–87 69–62 80–76 81–57 86–71

PlayoffsEdit

Round of 16Edit

The teams that finished third, fourth, fifth and sixth in the other group in a Best-Of-3 series.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Krasnye Krylya Samara   2–0   Triumph Lyubertsy 76–69 77–67 0
Lokomotiv-Kuban   2–0   Donetsk 86–80 88–77 0
Spartak Saint Petersburg   1–2   Nizhny Novgorod 83–69 57–62 85–88
VEF Rīga   2–1   Astana Tigers 76–89 87–54 76–67

QuarterfinalsEdit

The teams that finished first and two in the other group battled with 1/8 final winners in a Best-Of-5 series.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Khimki   3–0   VEF Rīga 103–82 104–82 82–60 0 0
Žalgiris Kaunas   3–1   Nizhny Novgorod 75–63 66–62 59–60 66–59 0
Unics Kazan   1–3   Lokomotiv-Kuban 72–80 65–77 68–65 64–68 0
CSKA Moscow   3–1   Krasnye Krylya Samara 77–46 87–78 49–50 69–56 0

SemifinalsEdit

The teams that won in 1/4 final, battled with other 1/4 final winner in a Best-Of-5 series.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
Khimki   2–3   CSKA Moscow 83–80 72–74 47–61 77–75 64–87
Žalgiris Kaunas   1–3   Lokomotiv-Kuban 80–53 63–85 72–82 62–84 0

FinalEdit

The teams that won in 1/2 final, battled with other 1/2 final winner in a Best-Of-5 series.

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg 5th leg
CSKA Moscow   3–1   Lokomotiv-Kuban 72–65 64–54 58–69 59–54 0

RostersEdit

Champion: Miloš Teodosić, Vladimir Micov, Aleksandr Gudumak, Aaron Jackson, Dmitry Sokolov, Nenad Krstić, Sonny Weems, Aleksei Zozulin, Zoran Erceg, Evgeny Voronov, Andrey Vorontsevich, Sasha Kaun, Victor Khryapa, Anton Ponkrashov, Theo Papaloukas (Coach: Ettore Messina)

Runner-up: Maxim Grigoryev, Derrick Brown, Richard Hendrix, Alexey Savrasenko, Mantas Kalnietis, Sergey Bykov, Valeriy Likhodey, Simas Jasaitis, James Baron, Andrey Zubkov, Aleks Marić, Nick Calathes, Maksym Sheleketo (Coach: Evgeniy Pashutin)

AwardsEdit

Nationality awardsEdit

For the first time, awards were handed out to the best player by nationality.

Nationality Player Team Ref.
  Czech Petr Benda   CEZ Nymburk [2]
  Estonian Tanel Sokk   Kalev/Cramo [3]
  Polish Aaron Cel   Turów Zgorzelec [4]
  Kazakh Anton Ponomarev   Astana [5]
  Belarusian Vladimir Veremeenko   UNICS Kazan [6]
  Latvian Kristaps Janicenoks   VEF Rīga [7]
  Ukrainian Oleksiy Pecherov   Azovmash [7]
  Lithuanian Mantas Kalnietis   Lokomotiv-Kuban [8]
  Russian Victor Khryapa   CSKA Moscow [9]

Monthly MVPEdit

Month Player Team Ref.
October   Ksistof Lavrinovic   Žalgiris Kaunas [7]
November   E.J. Rowland   VEF Rīga [10]
December   Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow [11]
January   Zack Wright   Spartak St. Petersburg [12]
February   Mantas Kalnietis   Lokomotiv-Kuban [13]
March   Darius Songaila   Azovmash [14]

ReferencesEdit

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