2016 Euroleague Final Four

The 2016 Euroleague Final Four was the concluding EuroLeague Final Four tournament of the 2015–16 Euroleague season, which was the 59th season of Europe's premier club basketball tournament, and the 16th season since it has been organised by Euroleague Basketball. The Final Four was played at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, in Berlin, Germany, on May 2016.[1] CSKA Moscow won its 7th EuroLeague title, after beating Fenerbahçe in the championship game, by a score of 101–96, in overtime.

2016 Euroleague Final Four
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Season2015–16 Euroleague
Tournament details
ArenaMercedes-Benz Arena
Berlin, Germany
Dates13–15 May 2016
Final positions
ChampionsRussia CSKA Moscow (7th title)
Runners-upTurkey Fenerbahçe
Third placeRussia Lokomotiv Kuban
Fourth placeSpain Laboral Kutxa
Awards and statistics
MVPFrance Nando de Colo
Top scorer(s)France Nando de Colo (52)
2015
2017

VenueEdit

On May 11, 2015, Euroleague Basketball announced that the 2016 Final Four would be played at the Mercedes-Benz Arena, in Berlin, Germany. With a seating capacity of 14,500 people for basketball games, it is home to the Alba Berlin basketball team, and is used for ice hockey, basketball, and handball games, as well as concerts. The area surrounding the arena is filled with various entertainment venues, including a cinema, a casino, a hotel, and various bars and restaurants. The arena previously hosted the 2009 Euroleague Final Four. The arena was one of the most prominent elements of the Mediaspree urban redevelopment project, and it quickly gained emblematic status in the debates surrounding the project's impact.

The LED construction grid on the facade of the arena was equipped with more than 300,000 LED clusters on a 12 m (39 ft) high, and approximately 120 m (390 ft) wide section of the semicircular 105° glass facade, with a total area of more than 1,440 m2 (15,500 sq ft). Light pixels, consisting of two groups of 19 LEDs (colour palette: 16.7 million RGB colours), were attached to the vertical bracing of the facade. The vertical distances were 0.20 m (7.9 in), and the horizontal distances between the axes were 0.90 m (2 ft 11 in).

Berlin
2016 Euroleague Final Four (Europe)
Mercedes-Benz Arena
Capacity: 14,500

Road to the Final FourEdit

Team Regular season Top 16 Playoffs
Group W L Group W L Opponent Score
Fenerbahçe
A (1st)
8
2
E (1st)
11
3
  Real Madrid
3–0
Laboral Kutxa
B (3rd)
6
4
F (2nd)
9
5
  Panathinaikos
3–0
CSKA Moscow
D (1st)
9
1
F (1st)
10
4
  Crvena zvezda
3–0
Lokomotiv Kuban
C (1st)
8
2
E (2nd)
9
5
  FC Barcelona Lassa
3–2

BracketEdit

 
Championship game
 
      
 
13 May
 
 
  Fenerbahçe 88
 
15 May
 
  Laboral Kutxa 77
 
  Fenerbahçe 96
 
13 May
 
  CSKA Moscow 101
 
  CSKA Moscow 88
 
 
  Lokomotiv Kuban 81
 
Third place game
 
 
15 May
 
 
  Laboral Kutxa75
 
 
  Lokomotiv Kuban 85

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal AEdit

13 May 2016 CSKA Moscow   88–81   Lokomotiv Kuban Berlin, Germany
18:00 (CEST) Scoring by quarter: 23–12, 24–25, 21–22, 20–22
Pts: De Colo 30
Rebs: Hines, Kurbanov 7
Asts: Teodosić 6
PIR: De Colo 30
Boxscore Pts: Delaney 26
Rebs: Randolph 11
Asts: Delaney, Draper 4
PIR: Delaney 24
Arena: Mercedes-Benz Arena
Attendance: 11,261
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Damir Javor (SLO)


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 1   Nando de Colo 30 3 4
SG 22   Cory Higgins 7 2 1
SF 41   Nikita Kurbanov 4 7 0
PF 20   Andrey Vorontsevich 9 4 0
C 42   Kyle Hines 8 7 3
Reserves:
PG 4   Miloš Teodosić 8 1 6
SG 7   Vitaly Fridzon 13 1 0
PF 8   Demetris Nichols DNP
PG 9   Aaron Jackson 0 0 0
C 12   Pavel Korobkov DNP
SG 30   Mikhail Kulagin DNP
PF 31   Victor Khryapa 9 0 3
Head coach:
  Dimitrios Itoudis
 
 
 
 
CSKA Moscow
0
 
 
 
 
Lokomotiv Kuban
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 0   Malcolm Delaney 26 3 4
SG 18   Evgeny Voronov 0 0 0
SF 45   Ryan Broekhoff 10 5 1
PF 9   Víctor Claver 2 5 2
C 3   Anthony Randolph 13 11 1
Reserves:
PF 1   Chris Singleton 6 5 1
PG 4   Dontaye Draper 17 1 4
PG 10   Sergey Bykov 0 0 0
SG 12   Matt Janning 7 0 1
PG 15   Maxim Kolyushkin DNP
PF 17   Nikita Balashkov DNP
PF 20   Andrey Zubkov 0 0 0
Head coach:
  Georgios Bartzokas

Semifinal BEdit

13 May 2016 Fenerbahçe   88–770(OT)   Laboral Kutxa Berlin, Germany
21:00 (CEST) Scoring by quarter: 23–15, 18–25, 14–17, 17–15, Overtime: 16–5
Pts: Bogdanović 18
Rebs: Antić, Datome 7
Asts: Sloukas 7
PIR: Sloukas 20
Boxscore Pts: Bourousis 22
Rebs: Bourousis 10
Asts: Adams 7
PIR: Bourousis 24
Arena: Mercedes-Benz Arena
Attendance: 11,216
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Oļegs Latiševs (LAT)


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 35   Bobby Dixon 3 5 0
SG 13   Bogdan Bogdanović 18 6 3
SF 70   Luigi Datome 15 7 2
PF 12   Pero Antić 8 7 2
C 8   Ekpe Udoh 14 2 1
Reserves:
PG 3   Ricky Hickman 3 1 0
PF 5   Barış Hersek DNP
SG 10   Melih Mahmutoğlu DNP
PG 16   Kostas Sloukas 13 5 7
PG 23   Berk Uğurlu DNP
PF 24   Jan Veselý 14 3 1
SF 33   Nikola Kalinić 0 2 1
Head coach:
  Željko Obradović
 
 
 
 
Fenerbahçe
 
 
 
 
Laboral Kutxa
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 20   Darius Adams 19 2 7
SG 8   Ádám Hanga 10 5 0
SF 42   Dāvis Bertāns 2 2 1
PF 14   Kim Tillie 13 3 0
C 6   Darko Planinić 0 2 0
Reserves:
PG 3   Mike James 6 2 5
PF 4   Mamadou Diop DNP
SG 5   Fabien Causeur 0 0 0
C 9   Ioannis Bourousis 22 10 2
SF 11   Jaka Blažič 5 2 1
C 12   Ilimane Diop 0 0 0
SF 33   Alberto Corbacho DNP
Head coach:
  Velimir Perasović

Third place gameEdit

15 May 2016 Laboral Kutxa   75–85   Lokomotiv Kuban Berlin, Germany
17:00 (CEST) Scoring by quarter: 16–20, 26–20, 11–21, 22–24
Pts: Adams 25
Rebs: Hanga 7
Asts: Adams 6
PIR: Adams 31
Boxscore Pts: Broekhoff, Delaney 21
Rebs: Claver, Singleton 7
Asts: Delaney, Draper 4
PIR: Broekhoff 29
Arena: Mercedes-Benz Arena
Attendance: 10,658
Referees: Christos Christodoulou (GRE), Borys Ryzhyk (UKR), Piotr Pastusiak (POL)


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 20   Darius Adams 25 6 6
SG 8   Ádám Hanga 3 7 1
SF 42   Dāvis Bertāns 13 0 1
PF 14   Kim Tillie 7 6 2
C 6   Darko Planinić 5 2 1
Reserves:
PG 3   Mike James 2 0 1
PF 4   Mamadou Diop DNP
SG 5   Fabien Causeur DNP
C 9   Ioannis Bourousis 5 2 1
SF 11   Jaka Blažič 8 3 0
C 12   Ilimane Diop 4 3 0
SF 33   Alberto Corbacho 3 0 1
Head coach:
  Velimir Perasović
 
 
 
 
Laboral Kutxa
0
 
 
 
 
Lokomotiv Kuban
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 0   Malcolm Delaney 21 5 4
SG 10   Sergey Bykov 0 0 2
SF 45   Ryan Broekhoff 21 6 3
PF 9   Víctor Claver 10 7 3
PF 1   Chris Singleton 10 7 2
Reserves:
C 3   Anthony Randolph DNP
PG 4   Dontaye Draper 2 0 4
SG 12   Matt Janning 10 1 0
PG 15   Maxim Kolyushkin DNP
PF 17   Nikita Balashkov 0 0 0
SG 18   Evgeny Voronov 0 1 0
PF 20   Andrey Zubkov 11 2 2
Head coach:
  Georgios Bartzokas

Championship gameEdit

The Final was the second Final Four meeting between the two teams. In the 2015 Euroleague Final Four, CSKA Moscow beat Fenerbahçe 86–80, in the third-place game.[2] It was the first European final for Fenerbahçe, while CSKA played in its 13th championship game.

In the Final, it seemed early on that CSKA was destined to win its seventh EuroLeague title. After a strong first half, the Russian side led 30–50 at halftime, and had a lead of as many as 21 points in the third quarter. However, in the fourth quarter, Fenerbahçe surged back, and CSKA player, Victor Khryapa, had to score a tip-in with 1.9 seconds remaining on the game clock, to tie the game.[3] It was the third Final in EuroLeague history that went to overtime. In overtime, CSKA, led by Nando De Colo, took the lead, and finally claimed its seventh EuroLeague title, and its first one in eight years.[3]

15 May 2016 Fenerbahçe   96–1010(OT)   CSKA Moscow Berlin, Germany
20:00 (CEST) Scoring by quarter: 20–22, 10–28, 23–19, 30–14, Overtime: 13–18
Pts: Dixon 17
Rebs: Udoh 11
Asts: Dixon 4
PIR: Udoh 24
Boxscore Pts: De Colo 22
Rebs: Khryapa, Teodosić 5
Asts: De Colo, Teodosić 7
PIR: Teodosić 29
Arena: Mercedes-Benz Arena
Attendance: 12,250
Referees: Luigi Lamonica (ITA), Robert Lottermoser (GER), Damir Javor (SLO)


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 16   Kostas Sloukas 10 2 0
SG 13   Bogdan Bogdanović 6 3 3
SF 33   Nikola Kalinić 3 3 2
PF 70   Luigi Datome 16 5 3
PF 24   Jan Veselý 7 5 1
Reserves:
PG 3   Ricky Hickman 5 0 0
PF 5   Barış Hersek DNP
C 8   Ekpe Udoh 16 11 3
SG 10   Melih Mahmutoğlu 0 0 0
PF 12   Pero Antić 16 1 0
PG 23   Berk Uğurlu DNP
PG 35   Bobby Dixon 17 4 1
Head coach:
  Željko Obradović
 
 
 
 
Fenerbahçe
 
 
 
 
CSKA Moscow

0

Fenerbahçe Statistics[4] CSKA
18/40 (45%) 2-pt field goals 22/36 (61.1%)
11/30 (36.7%) 3-pt field goals 9/25 (36%)
27/39 (69.2%) Free throws 30/32 (93.8%)
16 Offensive rebounds 6
22 Defensive rebounds 26
38 Total rebounds 32
16 Assists 22
13 Turnovers 13
6 Steals 8
4 Blocks 5
28 Fouls 33
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 1   Nando de Colo 22 2 7
SG 22   Cory Higgins 12 1 3
SF 41   Nikita Kurbanov 4 3 0
PF 20   Andrey Vorontsevich 11 3 0
C 42   Kyle Hines 15 4 2
Reserves:
SG 3   Dmitry Kulagin 0 0 0
PG 4   Miloš Teodosić 19 5 7
SG 7   Vitaly Fridzon 0 0 0
PF 8   Demetris Nichols 0 1 0
PG 9   Aaron Jackson 8 1 1
C 12   Pavel Korobkov 0 2 1
PF 31   Victor Khryapa 10 5 1
Head coach:
  Dimitrios Itoudis

Final Four MVPEdit

Player Club
  Nando de Colo   CSKA Moscow

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Euroleague Final Four returns to Berlin in 2016". Euroleague. 11 May 2015.
  2. ^ "CSKA Moscow vs Fenerbahce: Euroleague Championship game preview". Talkbasket.net. 14 May 2016.
  3. ^ a b "CSKA Moscow claims its seventh Euroleague crown after OT thriller". Euroleague.net. 15 May 2016.
  4. ^ Boxscore

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