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The 2014–15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague was the 15th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the fifth under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous iteration as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this was the 58th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs.

Euroleague
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The Barclaycard Center in Madrid hosted the Final Four
Competition details
Season 2014–15
Teams 24
Games played 251
Dates 16 October 2014 – 17 May 2015
Final positions
Champions Spain Real Madrid (9th title)
Runners-up Greece Olympiacos
Third place Russia CSKA Moscow
Fourth place Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker
Awards
MVP Serbia Nemanja Bjelica
Final Four MVP Argentina Andrés Nocioni
Best Defender United States Bryant Dunston
Rising Star Serbia Bogdan Bogdanović
Records
Biggest home win Valencia 103–65 Neptūnas
Biggest away win PGE Turów 65–104 Barcelona
Highest scoring Galatasaray 110–103 Crvena Zvezda
Highest attendance 18,733
(Crvena Zvezda 72–79 Real Madrid)
Lowest attendance 534
(UNICS 85–62 Dinamo Sassari)
Total attendance 2,013,305
Average attendance 8,184 Increase

The city of Madrid hosted the Final Four from May 15 to 17, 2015.[1]

Contents

AllocationEdit

There were three routes to participation in the Euroleague:

  • The 12 teams with an A-Licence from the 2013–14 Euroleague, based on their Euroleague Club Ranking.[2]
  • The 2013–14 Eurocup winner was given a C-Licence.
  • The rest of the teams 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. 13 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. At least the first 9 of the remaining 16 teams were given places in the regular-season, and the next 6 were given places in the qualifying competition.
  • If the Eurocup champion was qualified by receiving a B licence or some team with it resigned from the competition, a wild card had to be given by the Euroleague.

The Euroleague had the right to cancel an A licence for one of the following reasons:[3]

  • The club had the lowest ranking of all clubs with an A Licence, according to the Club Ranking.
  • The club had ranked among the clubs placed in the bottom half of the national championship final standings.
  • The club had financial problems.
  • In Spanish League, when the champion and/or the runner-up of the league were teams without an A licence. In that case, the A licence club with the lowest position would play in Eurocup in the next season. If that happened three times in five years, the A licence of the club would have been cancelled.

Euroleague allocation criteriaEdit

A licencesEdit

Classification after the 2013–14 Euroleague, including also the 2011–12 and the 2012–13 seasons.[4]

Rank Team Points
1.   CSKA Moscow 164
2.   FC Barcelona 163
3.   Olympiacos 154
4.   Real Madrid 148
5.   Maccabi Electra 141
6.   Panathinaikos 139
   
Rank Team Points
7.   Anadolu Efes 105
8.   Unicaja 100
9.   Fenerbahçe Ülker 99
10.   Laboral Kutxa 97
11.   Žalgiris 95
12.   EA7 Milano 86
  • The A licence of EA7 Milano expired on June 2014, but Euroleague confirmed it as an A licensed team.[5]
  • Montepaschi Siena did not play in the Euroleague, due to financial troubles.[6]

B licencesEdit

B licences could be given to every team without an A licence. If in the allocation appeared a team with A licence, the next team in the criteria would receive the B licence, which qualified directly to the Regular Season.[7]

Key to colors
     A licensed teams
     B licensed teams
     Wild cards
     Teams qualified for the Qualifying Round
Team Pos.
1.   FC Barcelona 1st
2.   CSKA Moscow 1st
3.   EA7 Milano 1st
4.   Fenerbahçe Ülker 1st
5.   Žalgiris 1st
6.   Panathinaikos 1st
7.   Limoges 1st
8.   Bayern Munich 1st
9.   Cibona (withdrew)[8] 1st
10.   PGE Turów Zgorzelec 1st
11.   Cedevita 2nd
12.   Real Madrid 2nd
13.   Nizhny Novgorod 2nd
14.   Montepaschi Siena (withdrew) 2nd
   
Team Pos.
15.   Galatasaray[9][10] 2nd
16.   Neptūnas[11] 2nd
17.   Olympiacos 2nd
18.   Strasbourg 2nd
19.   Alba Berlin 2nd
20.   Crvena Zvezda 3rd
21.   Budivelnyk (withdrew) 1st
22.   ČEZ Nymburk 1st
23.   Telenet Oostende 1st
24.   Maccabi Electra 1st
25.   Levski Sofia (rejected)[12] 1st
26.   Ventspils 1st
27.   Worcester Wolves 1st
28.   Stelmet Zielona Góra 2nd

Notes:

  • Teams from Serbia and Croatia qualified through ABA League, and not through their national leagues.

C licence, replacements and wildcardsEdit

To the regular season
To the qualifying rounds

TeamsEdit

The participating teams for the season were announced on June 25, 2014.[13] The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round (TH: Euroleague title holders):

  • A: Qualified through an A–licence
  • 1st, 2nd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
  • QR: Qualifying rounds
  • WC: Wild card
  • EC: Champion of the 2013–14 Eurocup
Regular season
  FC Barcelona (A)   Fenerbahçe Ülker (A)   Bayern Munich (1st)   Žalgiris (A)
  Real Madrid (A)   Galatasaray Liv Hospital (2nd)   ALBA Berlin (WC)   Neptūnas (2nd)
  Unicaja (A)   Anadolu Efes (A)   Panathinaikos (A)   Limoges (1st)
  Caja Laboral (A)   CSKA Moscow (A)   Olympiacos (A)   Maccabi ElectraTH (A)
  Valencia (EC)   Nizhny Novgorod (2nd)   EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (A)   Crvena zvezda (WC)
  PGE Turów Zgorzelec (1st)   Cedevita (2nd)   Banco di Sardegna Sassari (WC)
Qualifying rounds
  SIG Strasbourg (2nd)   ČEZ Nymburk (1st)   Telenet Oostende (1st)   UNICS (WC)
  ASVEL (WC)   Stelmet Zielona Góra (2nd)   VEF Rīga (2nd)   Hapoel Jerusalem (WC)

Qualifying roundsEdit

Eight teams participated in a single-venue tournament format that took place in Ostend, Belgium, from 23 to 26 September.[14] The winner advanced to the Euroleague regular season.[15]

Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
         
1   UNICS 90
4   Stelmet Zielona Góra 86
1   UNICS 82
2   Hapoel Jerusalem 71
2   Hapoel Jerusalem 94
3   ČEZ Nymburk 84
1   UNICS 88
2   ASVEL 79
2   ASVEL 86
3   Telenet Oostend 77
2   ASVEL 74
4   Strasbourg 65
1   VEF Rīga 53
4   Strasbourg 82

SquadsEdit

DrawEdit

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.

Two teams from the same country or league could not be drawn together in the same Regular Season group. In brackets, the points in the Club Ranking. Following the Eurocup bylaws, the lowest possible position that any club from that country or league could occupy in the draw was calculated by adding the results of the worst performing team from each league.

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

  CSKA Moscow
  FC Barcelona
  Olympiacos
  Real Madrid

  Maccabi Electra
  Panathinaikos
  Valencia
  Anadolu Efes

  Unicaja
  Fenerbahçe Ülker
  Laboral Kutxa
  Žalgiris

  Alba Berlin
  Galatasaray
  EA7 Milano
  Nizhny Novgorod

  Crvena Zvezda
  Cedevita
  Bayern Munich
  Dinamo Sassari

  PGE Turów
  Neptūnas
  Limoges
  UNICS ^

Notes:

  • † indicates teams with points applying the minimum for the league they play.
  • ^ indicates team qualified through the qualifying rounds

Regular seasonEdit

The regular season was played between October 16 and December 19.

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 game.
Key to colors
     Top four places in each group advanced to
     Bottom two teams in each group entered 2014–15 Eurocup Last 32 round

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie
1   Real Madrid 10 8 2 873 775 +98  
2   Anadolu Efes 10 6 4 723 696 +27  
3   Žalgiris 10 5 5 714 709 +5 3–1
4   Nizhny Novgorod 10 5 5 764 823 −59 2–2
5   UNICS 10 5 5 751 721 +30 1–3
6   Dinamo Sassari 10 1 9 758 859 −101  

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie
1   CSKA Moscow 10 10 0 880 718 +162  
2   Maccabi Electra 10 7 3 797 783 +14  
3   Unicaja 10 4 6 763 757 +6 1–1 (+2)
4   Alba Berlin 10 4 6 762 791 −29 1–1 (–2)
5   Cedevita 10 3 7 740 789 −49  
6   Limoges 10 2 8 702 806 −104  

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie
1   FC Barcelona 10 9 1 861 738 +123  
2   Fenerbahçe Ülker 10 8 2 843 787 +56  
3   Panathinaikos 10 5 5 768 743 +25 1–1 (+25)
4   EA7 Milano 10 5 5 775 795 −20 1–1 (–25)
5   Bayern Munich 10 2 8 806 866 −60  
6   PGE Turów 10 1 9 773 897 −124  

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie
1   Olympiacos 10 8 2 748 711 +37  
2   Crvena Zvezda 10 6 4 784 728 +56  
3   Laboral Kutxa 10 5 5 803 798 +5  
4   Galatasaray Liv Hospital 10 4 6 803 818 −15 1–1 (+16)
5   Neptūnas 10 4 6 763 857 −94 1–1 (–16)
6   Valencia 10 3 7 775 764 +11  

Top 16Edit

The Top 16 began on December 30 and ended on April 10, 2015.

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 between teams still tied.
  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 game.
Key to colors
     Top four places in each group advanced to Playoffs
     Eliminated

See the detailed group stage page for tiebreakers if two or more teams are equal on points.

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie
1   Real Madrid 14 11 3 1224 1032 +192 1–1 (+19)
2   FC Barcelona 14 11 3 1149 1062 +87 1–1 (–19)
3   Maccabi Electra 14 9 5 1071 1072 −1  
4   Panathinaikos 14 7 7 1048 1022 +26 1–1 (+4)
5   Alba Berlin 14 7 7 976 1031 −55 1–1 (–4)
6   Žalgiris 14 5 9 1004 1075 −71  
7   Crvena Zvezda 14 4 10 1025 1059 −34  
8   Galatasaray 14 2 12 1023 1167 −144  

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Tie
1   CSKA Moscow 14 12 2 1227 1114 +113  
2   Fenerbahçe Ülker 14 11 3 1126 1033 +93  
3   Olympiacos 14 10 4 1075 1007 +68  
4   Anadolu Efes 14 6 8 1102 1132 −30 1–1 (+2)
5   Laboral Kutxa 14 6 8 1155 1164 −9 1–1 (–2)
6   EA7 Milano 14 4 10 1083 1193 −110 2–0
7   Unicaja 14 4 10 1079 1140 −61 0–2
8   Nizhny Novgorod 14 3 11 1121 1185 −64  

QuarterfinalsEdit

Final FourEdit

The Final Four was the last stage of the Euroleague, consisting of the four winners from the quarterfinals. The semifinal games were played on 15 May, while the third place game and championship game were played on 17 May 2015. The Final Four was hosted by the Barclaycard Center in Madrid, Spain.

 
SemifinalsChampionship game
 
      
 
15 May
 
 
  Real Madrid96
 
17 May
 
  Fenerbahçe Ülker87
 
  Real Madrid78
 
15 May
 
  Olympiacos59
 
  CSKA Moscow68
 
 
  Olympiacos70
 
Third place game
 
 
17 May
 
 
  Fenerbahçe Ülker80
 
 
  CSKA Moscow86

AttendancesEdit

Average home attendancesEdit

Pos Team GP Total High Low Average
1   Crvena Zvezda 11 159,309 18,733 5,908 14,483
2   Panathinaikos 14 177,418 16,033 8,165 12,672
3   Fenerbahçe Ülker 14 164,449 13,013 8,559 11,746
4   Maccabi Electra 13 143,780 11,060 11,060 11,060
5   Alba Berlin 12 123,561 14,133 8,226 10,296
6   Žalgiris 12 121,835 14,382 4,795 10,153
7   Laboral Kutxa 12 117,882 12,619 7,689 9,824
8   Olympiacos 14 125,907 11,653 6,039 8,993
9   Real Madrid 14 123,902 12,662 7,806 8,850
10   EA7 Milano 12 98,703 10,169 6,344 8,225
11   Galatasaray 8 60,512 11,312 3,138 7,564
12   Unicaja 12 87,893 8,891 5,237 7,324
13   FC Barcelona 14 94,103 8,529 5,162 6,721
14   Anadolu Efes 14 85,495 10,174 2,529 6,106
15   Bayern Munich 5 30,135 6,688 5,047 6,027
16   Valencia 5 30,069 8,500 3,005 6,014
17   Neptūnas 5 27,348 5,669 5,309 5,470
18   CSKA Moscow 14 65,509 5,349 4,369 4,679
19   Limoges 5 23,292 5,080 4,356 4,658
20   Dinamo Sassari 5 18,901 4,483 3,068 3,780
21   Cedevita 5 18,811 4,091 3,288 3,762
22   UNICS 5 14,490 3,876 534 2,898
23   Nizhny Novgorod 12 27,740 3,393 1,492 2,312
24   PGE Turów 5 9,744 3,217 709 1,949
  • Updated on 5 May 2015 (ALL GAMES PLAYED)

Source: Euroleague Basketball

Top 10Edit

Round Game Home team Visitor Attendance Ref
1 Top 16 1   Crvena Zvezda   Real Madrid 18,733 [4]
2 Regular Season 4   Crvena Zvezda   Olympiacos 18,732 [5]
3 Top 16 11   Crvena Zvezda   FC Barcelona 18,450 [6]
4 Top 16 6   Crvena Zvezda   Žalgiris 18,382 [7]
5 Top 16 3   Crvena Zvezda   Galatasaray 17,821 [8]
6 Regular Season 1   Crvena Zvezda   Galatasaray 16,834 [9]
7 Top 16 9   Panathinaikos   FC Barcelona 16,033 [10]
8 Play Off 27   Panathinaikos   CSKA Moscow 16,000 [11]
9 Top 16 11   Panathinaikos   Real Madrid 14,766 [12]
10 Regular Season 3   Panathinaikos   Fenerbahçe Ülker 14,480 [13]

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Boban Marjanović   Crvena Zvezda 24 616 25.67
2.   Taylor Rochestie   Nizhny Novgorod 21 442 21.05
3.   Artsiom Parakhouski   Nizhny Novgorod 23 426 18.52

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Taylor Rochestie   Nizhny Novgorod 21 397 18.90
2.   Andrew Goudelock   Fenerbahçe Ülker 29 493 17.00
3.   Boban Marjanović   Crvena Zvezda 24 398 16.58

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   Boban Marjanović   Crvena Zvezda 24 256 10.67
2.   Nemanja Bjelica   Fenerbahçe Ülker 29 246 8.48
3.   Trey Thompkins   Nizhny Novgorod 23 187 8.13

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow 24 168 7.00
2.   Thomas Heurtel   Anadolu Efes 28 179 6.39
3.   Marcus Williams   Crvena Zvezda 24 146 6.08

Other statisticsEdit

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game   Tarence Kinsey   Nizhny Novgorod 17 1.59
Blocks per game   Artsiom Parakhouski   Nizhny Novgorod 23 1.96
Turnovers per game   Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow 24 3.67
Fouls drawn per game   Jamel McLean   Alba Berlin 21 5.81
Minutes per game   Jeremy Pargo   Maccabi Electra 27 31:59
2FG%   Semih Erden   Fenerbahçe Ülker 25 0.758
3FG%   Demetris Nichols   CSKA Moscow 27 0.575
FT%   Taylor Rochestie   Nizhny Novgorod 21 0.925

Game highsEdit

Category Name Team Stat
Rating   Samardo Samuels   EA7 Milano 47
Points   Samardo Samuels   EA7 Milano 36
Rebounds   Boban Marjanović   Crvena Zvezda 17
Assists   Marcus Williams   Crvena Zvezda 17
Steals   Yogev Ohayon   Maccabi Electra 8
Blocks   Alex Tyus   Maccabi Electra 6
  Brian Randle
Turnovers   Thomas Heurtel   Anadolu Efes 8
  Taylor Rochestie   Nizhny Novgorod
Fouls Drawn 3 occasions 12

AwardsEdit

Euroleague MVPEdit

Euroleague Final Four MVPEdit

All-Euroleague TeamsEdit

First Team[17] Second Team[17]
  Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos   Nando de Colo   CSKA Moscow
  Miloš Teodosić   CSKA Moscow   Andrew Goudelock   Fenerbahçe Ülker
  Nemanja Bjelica   Fenerbahçe Ülker   Rudy Fernández   Real Madrid
  Felipe Reyes   Real Madrid   Devin Smith   Maccabi Electra
  Boban Marjanović   Crvena Zvezda   Ante Tomić   FC Barcelona

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)Edit

Best DefenderEdit

Rising StarEdit

MVP of the WeekEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Boban Marjanović   Crvena Zvezda 30
2   Andrew Goudelock   Fenerbahçe Ülker 30
3   Jaycee Carroll   Real Madrid 37
4   James Anderson   Žalgiris 38
5   Andrew Goudelock (2)   Fenerbahçe Ülker 40
6   Zoran Erceg   Galatasaray 41
7   Boban Marjanović (2)   Crvena Zvezda 36
8   D'or Fischer   UNICS 43
9   Duško Savanović   Bayern Munich 37
10   Ioannis Bourousis   Real Madrid 31

Top 16Edit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Taylor Rochestie   Nizhny Novgorod 32
2   Felipe Reyes   Real Madrid 29
  Brian Randle   Maccabi Electra 29
3   Nando de Colo   CSKA Moscow 34
4   Artsiom Parakhouski   Nizhny Novgorod 37
5   Ante Tomić   FC Barcelona 34
6   Rudy Fernández   Real Madrid 38
7   Nando de Colo (2)   CSKA Moscow 29
8   Samardo Samuels   EA7 Milano 47
9   Reggie Redding   Alba Berlin 36
10   Ante Tomić (2)   FC Barcelona 35
11   Bogdan Bogdanović   Fenerbahçe Ülker 32
12   Alessandro Gentile   EA7 Milano 30
13   Alex Renfroe   Alba Berlin 28
14   Devin Smith   Maccabi Electra 28
  Boban Marjanović (3)   Crvena Zvezda 28

Quarter-finalsEdit

Game Player Team PIR
1   Gustavo Ayón   Real Madrid 29
2   Georgios Printezis   Olympiacos 34
3   Nikos Pappas   Panathinaikos 31
4   Andrei Kirilenko   CSKA Moscow 27

MVP of the MonthEdit

Month Player Team Ref.
October 2014   Vassilis Spanoulis   Olympiacos [18]
November 2014   Dario Šarić   Anadolu Efes [19]
December 2014   Devin Smith   Maccabi Electra [20]
January 2015   Nando de Colo   CSKA Moscow [21]
February 2015   Rudy Fernández   Real Madrid [22]
March 2015   Nemanja Bjelica   Fenerbahçe Ülker [23]
April 2015   Georgios Printezis   Olympiacos [24]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Madrid to host 2015 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four; Euroleague.net, 17 May 2014
  2. ^ "In-The-Game.org Euroleague three-year-ranking". Archived from the original on 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  3. ^ 2012–13 Euroleague bylaws
  4. ^ ULEB Ranking, EŭroKorbo.tk
  5. ^ 2014–15 Turkish Airlines Euroleague licence allocation criteria; Euroleague.net, 4 June 2014
  6. ^ Siena will not play neither in Serie A nor in Euroleague next season; Sportando, 16 June 2014
  7. ^ ECA Shareholders Meeting ushers in new season Euroleague.net, July 3, 2013
  8. ^ [1]; Cibona withdrews from Euroleague, Crvena Zvezda to take its spot!, 22 June 2014
  9. ^ [2]; Galatasaray Euroleague'de, 21 June 2014
  10. ^ [3]; Galatasaray Euroleague'de, 21 June 2014
  11. ^ Klaipėdos „Neptūnui“ kelias į Eurolygą - atviras Archived 2014-06-18 at the Wayback Machine; Lietuvos Rytas, 16 June 2014
  12. ^ VEF Riga to play Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds; Euroleague, 3 July 2014
  13. ^ ECA board approves 2014-15 teams, steps toward comprehensive competition model; Euroleague.net, 25 June 2014.
  14. ^ Ostend to host Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds in September; Euroleague, 10 July 2014
  15. ^ ECA board approves 2014-15 teams, steps toward comprehensive competition model; Euroleague.net, 25 June 2014
  16. ^ Euroleague.net 2014-15 bwin MVP: Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  17. ^ a b All-Euroleague First and Second teams announced. Euroleague.net. Retrieved on 2015-05-08.
  18. ^ bwin MVP for October: Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus
  19. ^ bwin MVP for November: Dario Saric, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  20. ^ bwin MVP for December: Devin Smith, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
  21. ^ bwin MVP for January: Nando de Colo, CSKA Moscow
  22. ^ bwin MVP for February: Rudy Fernández, Real Madrid
  23. ^ bwin MVP for March: Nemanja Bjelica, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  24. ^ http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/5wxcqn9jryt87p8p bwin MVP for April: Georgios Printezis, Olympiacos Piraeus