2015–16 A-1 League

The 2015–16 A-1 League (Croatian: A-1 liga 2015./16.) was the 25th season of the A-1 League, the highest professional basketball league in Croatia.

A-1 League
Season2015–16
Teams11 + 3
DatesOctober 3, 2015 – June 3, 2016
TVHRT
Final positions
Top seedCedevita
ChampionsCedevita
Runners-upCibona
SemifinalistsKvarner
Zadar
PromotedHermes Analitica
RelegatedRibola Kaštela
Statistical leaders
Points United States James Florence (Cibona) 18.7
Rebounds Croatia Kristijan Krajina (Šibenik) 10.4
Assists Croatia Teo Petani (Šibenik) 7.0
All statistics correct as of 26 March 2016.

The first half of the season consists of 11 teams and 110-game regular season. For second half of the season clubs will be divided into two groups. Championship group will consist of 3 teams from ABA League and the best 5 teams from first half of the season. Relegation group will consist of bottom 6 teams from first half of the season.

Teams and venuesEdit

Teams Team City Venue (Capacity)
Regular season teams 11
Alkar Sinj Športska dvorana Sinj (1,500)
Gorica Velika Gorica Gradska sportska dvorana Velika Gorica (300)
Jolly Jadranska banka Šibenik Šibenik Sportska dvorana Baldekin (1,500)
Kvarner 2010 Rijeka Dvorana Dinko Lukarić (1,100)
Ribola Kaštela Kaštela Školska sportska dvorana Kaštel Sućurac (1,600)
Split Split Arena Gripe (6,000)
Škrljevo Čavle Dvorana Mavrinci (720)
Šibenik Šibenik Sportska dvorana Baldekin (1,500)
Vrijednosnice Osijek Osijek Gradski vrt Hall (1,448)
Zabok Zabok Športska dvorana Bedekovčina (2,500)
Zagreb Zagreb Športska dvorana Trnsko (2,500)
Teams already qualified for Championship Round 3
Cedevita Zagreb Dom Sportova (3,100)
Cibona Zagreb Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall (5,400)
Zadar Zadar Krešimir Ćosić Hall (8,500)
Location of teams in the A-1 League 2013–14

Regular seasonEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification
1 Zagreb 20 17 3 1717 1460 +257 37 Championship round
2 Kvarner 2010 20 14 6 1652 1564 +88 34
3 Split 20 13 7 1569 1492 +77 33
4 Šibenik 20 11 9 1548 1570 −22 31
5 Gorica 20 10 10 1605 1580 +25 30
6 Škrljevo 20 10 10 1573 1585 −12 30 Relegation round
7 Zabok 20 9 11 1401 1405 −4 29
8 Jolly JBŠ 20 8 12 1499 1532 −33 28
9 Alkar 20 8 12 1458 1537 −79 28
10 Vrijednosnice Osijek 20 7 13 1424 1490 −66 27
11 Ribola Kaštela 20 3 17 1488 1719 −231 23

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away ALK GOR JOL KVA KŠT SPL ŠKR ŠIB VRO ZAB ZAG
ALK 64–67 70–65 74–88 75–73 78–62 63–59 68–70 77–68 69–61 79–92
GOR 95–74 93–84 70–94 98–66 78–80 85–79 93–84 107–103 78–71 82–75
JOL 85–78 78–70 70–66 72–82 67–69 77–66 74–79 65–61 83–64 77–84
KVA 104–87 81–77 78–67 97–69 91–93 89–95 73–69 88–74 76–83 69–99
KŠT 86–88 72–99 83–73 81–91 77–84 72–74 63–69 89–80 61–83 64–92
SPL 81–67 86–61 97–79 73–75 96–83 70–77 97–79 69–61 85–69 74–59
ŠKR 93–81 78–74 94–96 89–92 86–78 75–63 85–68 84–77 87–68 71–92
ŠIB 72–60 87–81 70–83 76–80 106–82 79–77 90–79 70–65 80–62 82–89
VRO 69–63 59–67 81–77 62–68 82–76 70–64 80–67 90–66 58–54 64–67
ZAB 79–66 79–66 60–58 64–74 70–53 77–79 72–63 79–71 71–50 69–74
ZAG 68–77 85–73 87–69 92–84 104–78 89–67 98–72 96–76 101–70 74–69
Source:[citation needed]
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Source: Scoresway.com

Championship roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification CED CIB ZD KVA ZAG SPL GOR ŠIB
1 Cedevita 14 13 1 1330 978 +352 27 Clinched Playoffs berth 83–77 109–70 107–60 116–79 109–83 100–56 104–53
2 Cibona 14 11 3 1239 1072 +167 25 81–76 76–65 89–88 107–88 78–79 78–65 99–66
3 Zadar 14 8 6 1132 1062 +70 22 57–67 83–82 81–66 104–87 90–49 68–70 108–69
4 Kvarner 14 7 7 1119 1139 −20 21 85–97 73–89 86–67 89–76 47–69 88–78 84–77
5 Zagreb 14 7 7 1117 1180 −63 21 64–85 95–101 75–68 83–79 75–72 91–71 82–68
6 Split 14 5 9 1012 1070 −58 19 58–67 69–96 78–90 73–79 68–50 75–56 78–65
7 Gorica 14 4 10 1043 1182 −139 18 91–96 71–94 79–86 80–91 66–82 78–77 99–91
8 Šibenik 14 0 13 1007 1316 −309 13 64–114 71–92 69–95 73–104 86–90 90–84 65–83

Relegation and promotion roundsEdit

Relegation roundEdit

Teams "carried" the results of the matches played between them from the regular season.

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation ALK ZAB VRO JOL ŠKR KŠT
1 Alkar 20 12 8 1450 1438 +12 32 70–55 85–59 75–68 73–75 81–79
2 Zabok 20 11 9 1397 1317 +80 31 58–65 66–59 75–79 92–88 89–46
3 Vrijednosnice Osijek 20 11 9 1399 1433 −34 31 61–49 65–58 81–67 80–69 87–78
4 Jolly JBŠ 20 11 9 1476 1454 +22 31 27–10 51–62 73–66 82–73 73–64
5 Škrljevo 20 10 10 1585 1562 +23 30 Relegation/Promotion Play off 78–74 91–73 97–63 81–85 90–85
6 Ribola Kaštela 20 5 15 1504 1607 −103 25 Relegated 91–104 55–87 68–72 94–71 91–70

Promotion roundEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Promotion or qualification HER JAZ STO BOR MEĐ
1 Hermes Analitica 8 8 0 782 614 +168 16 Promotion 84–78 98–71 103–73 105–76
2 Jazine 8 5 3 637 594 +43 13 Promotion/Relegation Play off 74–79 82–74 95–74 85–64
3 Stoja 8 3 5 625 633 −8 11 78–93 64–55 68–76 94–60
4 Borovo 8 3 5 639 726 −87 11 68–111 76–87 80–102 101–81
5 Međimurje 8 1 7 624 740 −116 9 96–109 79–81 89–74 79–91

Relegation/Promotion Play-offEdit

Relegation league 5th-placed team Škrljevo faces the 2nd-placed Promotion league side Jazine in a two-legged play-off. The winner on aggregate score after both matches will earn a spot in the 2016–17 A-1 League.

Škrljevo vs. JazineEdit

May 18 2016
19:30
Škrljevo 90–83 Jazine
Scoring by quarter: 18:21, 23:24, 26:15, 23:23
Pts: Kus 26 Pts: three players 16
Dvorana Mavrinci, Čavle
Attendance: -
Referees: -
May 22 2016
20:00 CEST
Jazine 75–78 Škrljevo
Scoring by quarter: 25:15, 12:25, 22:19, 16:19
Pts: Mrva 17 Pts: Kus 20
Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Attendance: Alfred Jovović (Velika Gorica)
Zlatko Galiot (Zagreb)
Alan Blašković (Križevci)

Škrljevo retained its A-1 League status

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
1 Cedevita 2
4 Kvarner 0
1 Cedevita 3
2 Cibona 0
2 Cibona 2
3 Zadar 1

SemifinalsEdit

The semifinals are best-of-3 series.

Cedevita vs. KvarnerEdit

May 18 2016
19:00 CEST
Cedevita 115–59 Kvarner
Scoring by quarter: 29:13, 33:18, 27:13, 26:15
Pts: Bilan 23
Rebs: Mazalin, Žorić 7
Asts: three players 5
Pts: Veljačić 16
Rebs: Marić 5
Asts: Marinelli 5
1-0
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 275
Referees: Alfred Jovović (Velika Gorica)
Luka Kardum (Šibenik)
Josip Jurčević (Split)
May 22 2016
17:00 CEST
Kvarner 64–83 Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 20:24, 19:20, 20:21, 5:18
Pts: Marić 21
Rebs: Marić 11
Asts: Marinelli 4
Pts: Pullen, Žorić 12
Rebs: Babić 7
Asts: Gordić, Pullen 2
2-0
Dvorana Zamet, Rijeka
Attendance: 100
Referees: Roko Hordov (Zadar)
Damir Palavra (Zagreb)
Martin Vulić (Zadar)

Cibona vs. ZadarEdit

May 18 2016
17:00 CEST
Cibona 104–79 Zadar
Scoring by quarter: 30:21, 22:16, 29:20, 23:22
Pts: Florence 19
Rebs: Žižić 12
Asts: Šiško 6
Pts: Barać 17
Rebs: Barać 8
Asts: Delaš 5
1-0
Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall, Zagreb
Attendance: 750
Referees: Siniša Herceg (Zabok)
Josip Radojković (Split)
Tomislav Vovk (Slavonski Brod)
May 21 2016
20:00 CEST
Zadar 73–70 Cibona
Scoring by quarter: 21:19, 21:12, 17:14, 14:25
Pts: Bašić 20
Rebs: three players 7
Asts: Bašić 3
Pts: Barać 19
Rebs: Rozić, Žižić 9
Asts: Krušlin 4
1-1
Krešimir Ćosić Hall, Zadar
Referees: Sreten Radović (Dubrovnik)
Srđan Dožai (Zagreb)
Nikola Perlić (Velika Gorica)
May 25 2016
20:00 CEST
Cibona 80–71 Zadar
Scoring by quarter: 18:15, 25:12, 16:21, 21:23
Pts: Florence 27
Rebs: Žižić 13
Asts: Krušlin, Šiško 4
Pts: Kraljević 20
Rebs: Ramljak 8
Asts: Bašić 5
2-1
Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall, Zagreb
Attendance: 3500
Referees: Sreten Radović (Dubrovnik)
Srđan Dožai (Zagreb)
Siniša Herceg (Zabok)

FinalsEdit

The semifinals are best-of-5 series.

Cedevita vs. CibonaEdit

May 29 2016
20:00 CEST
Cedevita 87–76 Cibona
Scoring by quarter: 19:19, 20:24, 20:16, 28:17
Pts: Babić 20
Rebs: Babić 10
Asts: Gordić 9
Pts: Krušlin, Žožić 13
Rebs: Žižić, Ante Toni Žižić 6
Asts: Florence 6
1-0
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 1700
Referees: Sreten Radović (Dubrovnik)
Srđan Dožai (Zagreb)
Josip Radojković (Split)
May 31 2016
20:50 CEST
Cibona 83–97 Cedevita
Scoring by quarter: 25:32, 16:25, 19:24, 23:16
Pts: Sirišćević 25
Rebs: Slavica 10
Asts: Krušlin 7
Pts: White 19
Rebs: White 6
Asts: Babić 6
2-0
Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall, Zagreb
Attendance: 2000
Referees: Siniša Herceg (Zabok)
Roko Hordov (Zadar)
Alfred Jovović (Velika Gorica)
June 3 2016
20:00 CEST
Cedevita 84–77 Cibona
Scoring by quarter: 30:22, 22:20, 19:19, 13:16
Pts: Bilan 20
Rebs: Bilan, Babić 12
Asts: Babić 5
Pts: Siriščević 22
Rebs: Gospić 8
Asts: Florence 6
3-0
Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Attendance: 2000
Referees: Sreten Radović (Dubrovnik)
Srđan Dožai (Zagreb)
Roko Hordov (Zadar)

Stats leadersEdit

MVP of the RoundEdit

External linksEdit