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2018–19 EuroLeague

The 2018–19 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is the 19th season of the modern era of Euroleague Basketball and the eighth under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this will be the 62nd season of the premier competition for European men's clubs. The season started on 11 October 2018 and will finish in May 2019 with the Its 2019 EuroLeague Final Four, that will be played at the Fernando Buesa Arena, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague1
Vitoria - Buesa Arena 01.jpg
Competition details
Season 2018–19
Teams 16
Dates 11 October 2018 – 19 May 2019
Records
Biggest home win Bayern 116–70 Darüşşafaka
(8 November 2018)
Biggest away win Olympiacos 75–99 Olimpia
(19 October 2018)
Highest scoring Olimpia 111–94 Budućnost
(3 January 2019)
Winning streak 12 games
Fenerbahçe
Losing streak 12 games
Darüşşafaka
Highest attendance 17,345
Panathinaikos 93–80 Olympiacos
(9 November 2018)
Lowest attendance 1,011
Darüşşafaka 71–63 Budućnost
(16 October 2018)
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Turkish Airlines.

Contents

TeamsEdit

A total of 16 teams from 9 countries contest the league, including 11 sides with a long-term licence from the 2017–18 season, 1 team qualified from the EuroCup and the 4 highest-placed teams from the ABA League, the German Bundesliga, the VTB United League and the Spanish ACB.

Bayern Munich and Budućnost VOLI qualified, after clinching the Bundesliga and ABA League titles respectively. Khimki qualified as runner-up of the VTB United League. Herbalife Gran Canaria qualified as the highest-placed team in the Liga ACB without a long-term EuroLeague licence. Darüşşafaka qualified as the EuroCup champions, after beating Lokomotiv Kuban in the Finals.

Venues and locationsEdit

Team Home city Arena Capacity
  Anadolu Efes Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome 16,000
  AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan Mediolanum Forum 12,700[1]
  Bayern Munich Munich Audi Dome 6,700
  Budućnost VOLI Podgorica Morača Sports Center 5,500[2]
  CSKA Moscow Moscow Megasport Arena 13,344[3]
  Darüşşafaka Tekfen Istanbul Volkswagen Arena 5,240
  FC Barcelona Lassa Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,585[4]
  Fenerbahçe Beko Istanbul Ülker Sports Arena 13,059
  Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas Gran Canaria Arena 11,500
  Khimki Khimki Mytishchi Arena 7,280
  Kirolbet Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz Fernando Buesa Arena 15,504[5]
  Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 11,060[6]
  Olympiacos Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium 12,000[7]
  Panathinaikos OPAP Athens Olympic Sports Center Athens 18,989[8]
  Real Madrid Madrid WiZink Center 15,000[9]
  Žalgiris Kaunas Žalgirio Arena 15,552[10]

Personnel and sponsorshipEdit

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
  Anadolu Efes   Ergin Ataman   Doğuş Balbay Adidas Anadolu Efes
  AX Armani Exchange Olimpia   Simone Pianigiani   Andrea Cinciarini Armani Armani Exchange
  Bayern Munich   Dejan Radonjić   Danilo Barthel Adidas BayWa
  Budućnost VOLI   Jasmin Repeša   Suad Šehović Spalding VOLI
  CSKA Moscow   Dimitrios Itoudis   Kyle Hines Nike Rostelecom
  Darüşşafaka Tekfen   Selçuk Ernak   Oğuz Savaş Adidas Tekfen
  FC Barcelona Lassa   Svetislav Pešić   Ante Tomić Nike Lassa Tyres
  Fenerbahçe Beko   Željko Obradović   Melih Mahmutoğlu Nike Beko
  Herbalife Gran Canaria   Víctor García   Eulis Báez Spalding Herbalife
  Khimki   Rimas Kurtinaitis   Sergei Monia Adidas Khimki Group
  Kirolbet Baskonia   Velimir Perasović   Tornike Shengelia Kelme Kirolbet
  Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv   Ioannis Sfairopoulos   John DiBartolomeo Nike FOX
  Olympiacos   David Blatt   Vassilis Spanoulis Nike bwin
  Panathinaikos OPAP   Rick Pitino   Nick Calathes Adidas Pame Stoixima
  Real Madrid   Pablo Laso   Felipe Reyes Adidas European University
  Žalgiris   Šarūnas Jasikevičius   Paulius Jankūnas ŽalgirisShop Orlen Lietuva

Managerial changesEdit

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced with Date of appointment
  Herbalife Gran Canaria   Luis Casimiro End of contract 13 June 2018[11] Pre-season   Salva Maldonado 26 June 2018
  Darüşşafaka   David Blatt End of contract 31 May 2018   Ahmet Çakı 20 June 2018[12]
  Olympiacos   Ioannis Sfairopoulos Mutual consent 18 June 2018[13]   David Blatt 27 June 2018[14]
  Kirolbet Baskonia   Pedro Martinez Sacked 16 November 2018[15] 11th (2–5)   Velimir Perasović 16 November 2018[15]
  Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv   Neven Spahija Sacked 18 November 2018[16] 14th (1–6)   Ioannis Sfairopoulos 18 November 2018[16]
  Herbalife Gran Canaria   Salva Maldonado Sacked 5 December 2018[17] 13th (3–7)   Víctor García 5 December 2018[17][18]
  Darüşşafaka Tekfen   Ahmet Çakı Sacked 11 December 2018[19] 16th (1–10)   Selçuk Ernak 12 December 2018[20]
  Panathinaikos OPAP   Xavi Pascual Sacked 20 December 2018[21] 10th (6–7)   Rick Pitino 26 December 2018[22]
  Budućnost VOLI   Aleksandar Džikić Sacked 29 December 2018[23] 15th (3–12)   Jasmin Repeša 30 December 2018[24]
  Khimki   Georgios Bartzokas Sacked 21 January 2019[25] 13th (7–12)   Rimas Kurtinaitis 21 January 2019[26]

Regular seasonEdit

In the regular season, teams play against each other home and away in a round-robin format. The top eight teams advance to the playoffs and the bottom eight teams are eliminated.

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1   Fenerbahçe Beko (A) 22 19 3 1823 1611 +212 Advance to playoffs
2   CSKA Moscow 23 18 5 2003 1847 +156
3   Real Madrid 22 17 5 1888 1685 +203
4   Anadolu Efes 23 15 8 1953 1830 +123
5   FC Barcelona Lassa 23 14 9 1787 1738 +49
6   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 23 12 11 1993 1962 +31
7   Olympiacos 23 12 11 1776 1757 +19
8   Bayern Munich 22 11 11 1719 1747 −28
9   Kirolbet Baskonia 23 11 12 1857 1825 +32
10   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 23 10 13 1827 1850 −23
11   Khimki 22 9 13 1697 1731 −34
12   Panathinaikos OPAP 22 9 13 1693 1742 −49
13   Žalgiris 22 8 14 1676 1720 −44
14   Budućnost VOLI 22 6 16 1640 1857 −217
15   Herbalife Gran Canaria 23 6 17 1803 2021 −218
16   Darüşşafaka Tekfen (E) 22 3 19 1650 1862 −212
Updated to match(es) played on 21 February 2019. Source: EuroLeague
Rules for classification: All points scored in extra period(s) will not be counted in the standings, nor for any tie-break situation.
(A) Advance to a further round; (E) Eliminated.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away EFS AXM BAY BUD CSK DTI FCB FNB HGC KHI KBA MTA OLY PAO RMB ZAL
Anadolu Efes 92–77 106–68 82–68 89–83 93–74 81–72 96–85 90–77 75–65 78–62 82–84 79–93
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 81–80 78–80 111–94 85–90 90–78 85–90 86–94 81–80 93–90 87–83 85–91 80–70
Bayern Munich 71–90 93–87 93–88 79–93 116–70 90–86 72–65 77–71 62–72 80–79 72–82 88–84
Budućnost VOLI 71–82 93–92 75–74 67–64 65–89 75–70 90–98 99–84 68–78 67–72 73–60 60–72
CSKA Moscow 102–84 77–70 99–69 79–75 95–75 107–85 88–74 76–93 69–65 82–78 99–97
Darüşşafaka Tekfen 88–93 92–98 71–63 65–80 71–79 71–75 80–75 71–73 79–75 82–86 71–75
FC Barcelona Lassa 80–65 90–80 83–73 76–84 97–65 65–84 77–67 74–58 60–69 79–68 78–72
Fenerbahçe Beko 92–85 88–84 79–75 100–79 97–72 93–85 96–87 90–75 85–66 65–63 78–61
Herbalife Gran Canaria 90–94 104–106 74–89 95–85 91–106 87–86 64–82 70–99 71–84 84–78 67–75 73–66
Khimki 84–85 60–71 85–69 85–84 80–87 84–78 87–72 77–85 66–87 76–68 74–64
Kirolbet Baskonia 80–75 76–68 76–73 82–56 70–77 72–74 83–66 97–73 80–85 86–77
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 94–92 95–71 81–76 86–89 99–83 70–74 79–63 79–81 65–64 84–75 66–87
Olympiacos 88–81 75–99 92–70 55–76 72–73 98–77 71–57 91–87 88–80 79–65 88–83
Panathinaikos OPAP 88–75 83–86 77–67 96–84 75–67 76–70 69–81 102–87 89–84 93–80 83–87
Real Madrid 92–84 89–55 88–93 109–93 92–65 89–76 79–74 97–79 91–79 94–78 89–68
Žalgiris 58–79 83–78 79–84 85–88 75–82 83–84 79–87 80–73 83–75 82–69 79–90
Updated to match(es) played on 21 February 2019. Source: EuroLeague
Colours: Blue = home team win; Red = away team win.
Matches with background in a lighter colour were decided after overtime.

PlayoffsEdit

Playoffs series are best-of-five. The first team to win three games wins the series. A 2–2–1 format is used – teams with home-court advantage play games 1, 2, and 5 at home, while their opponents host games 3 and 4. Games 4 and 5 are only played if necessary. The four victorious teams advance to the Final Four.

Final FourEdit

The Final Four, held over a single weekend, is the last phase of the season. The four remaining teams play a single knockout round on Friday evening, with the two winners advancing to the championship game. Sunday starts with the third-place game, followed by the championship game. The Final Four will be played at the Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain on 17 and 19 May 2019.[27][28]

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1   Žalgiris 162,942 15,205 13,650 14,813 +9.2%
2   Panathinaikos OPAP 124,427 17,345 7,487 11,312 −13.0%
3   Kirolbet Baskonia 109,285 12,307 9,812 10,929 −3.7%
4   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 116,093 11,060 9,476 10,554 −1.6%
5   Fenerbahçe Beko 114,903 12,821 7,380 10,446 −9.7%
6   Real Madrid 106,405 12,749 7,328 9,673 −3.6%
7   Olympiacos 93,041 11,107 5,846 8,458 −5.1%
8   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 89,234 9,831 6,343 8,112 +8.6%
9   CSKA Moscow 74,343 12,341 4,473 7,434 −9.5%
10   FC Barcelona Lassa 56,684 6,772 4,372 5,668 −0.2%
11   Khimki 58,960 7,151 3,259 5,360 −11.0%
12   Anadolu Efes 58,803 12,289 3,153 5,346 +37.1%
13   Herbalife Gran Canaria 59,841 7,430 3,872 4,987 +22.9%1
14   Budućnost VOLI 57,221 5,260 4,081 4,768 +66.4%1
15   Bayern Munich 51,115 5,809 3,259 4,260 −22.0%1
16   Darüşşafaka Tekfen 27,199 3,908 1,011 2,473 −5.2%1
League total 1,360,496 17,345 1,011 7,730 −12.0%

Updated to games played on 8 February 2019
Source: EuroLeague
Notes:
1: 2017–18 season average applied to EuroCup games

AwardsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Jan Veselý   Fenerbahçe Beko 19 403 21.21
2.   Mike James   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 22 466 21.18
3.   Nikola Milutinov   Olympiacos 20 397 19.85

Source: EuroLeague

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Mike James   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 22 444 20.18
2.   Toney Douglas   Darüşşafaka Tekfen 12 191 15.92
3.   Nando de Colo   CSKA Moscow 22 326 14.82

Source: EuroLeague

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   Nikola Milutinov   Olympiacos 20 160 8.00
2.   Vincent Poirier   Kirolbet Baskonia 22 167 7.59
3.   Artūras Gudaitis   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 21 150 7.14

Source: EuroLeague

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   Nick Calathes   Panathinaikos OPAP 22 179 8.14
2.   Mike James   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 22 157 7.14
3.   Vasilije Micić   Anadolu Efes 22 117 5.32

Source: EuroLeague

Other statisticsEdit

Category Player Team Games Average
Steals   Toney Douglas   Darüşşafaka Tekfen
12
1.92
Blocks   Edy Tavares   Real Madrid
22
1.77
Turnovers   Nick Calathes   Panathinaikos OPAP
22
3.05
  Vasilije Micić   Anadolu Efes
Fouls drawn   Tornike Shengelia   Kirolbet Baskonia
15
5.67
Minutes   Mike James   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia
22
34:53
FT %   Sergio Llull   Real Madrid
18
96.77%
2-Point %   Edy Tavares   Real Madrid
22
75.95%
3-Point %   Marko Gudurić   Fenerbahçe Beko
22
54.00%

Individual game highsEdit

Category Player Team Statistic
Rating   Johnny O'Bryant III   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
44
Points   Alexey Shved   Khimki
34
Rebounds   Nikola Milutinov   Olympiacos
18
Assists   Nick Calathes   Panathinaikos OPAP
14
Steals   Dee Bost   Khimki
6
  Nikita Kurbanov   CSKA Moscow
Blocks   Tarik Black   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
5

Team statisticsEdit

Category Team Average
Rating   Real Madrid
105.14
Points   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia
87.41
Points Allowed   Fenerbahçe Beko
74.86
Rebounds   Real Madrid
36.36
Assists   Anadolu Efes
20.27
Steals   Khimki
7.68
Blocks   Darüşşafaka Tekfen
3.91
Turnovers   Darüşşafaka Tekfen
13.23
FT %   Anadolu Efes
81.37%
2-Point %   Fenerbahçe Beko
59.31%
3-Point %   Fenerbahçe Beko
43.67%

See alsoEdit

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