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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.

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague1
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Competition details
Season 2018–19
Teams 16
Dates 11 October 2018 – 19 May 2019
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Turkish Airlines.

The season started on 11 October 2018 and will finish in May 2019.

The 2019 EuroLeague Final Four will be played at the Fernando Buesa Arena, in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain.

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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 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   Aleksandar Džikić   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   Željko Obradović   Melih Mahmutoğlu Nike Metro
  Herbalife Gran Canaria   Víctor García   Eulis Báez Spalding Herbalife
  Khimki   Georgios Bartzokas   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   Xavi Pascual   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]

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 12 11 1 1021 917 +104 Advance to playoffs
2   Real Madrid 12 10 2 1078 935 +143
3   CSKA Moscow 12 10 2 1053 973 +80
4   Anadolu Efes 12 8 4 1037 986 +51
5   Olympiacos 12 7 5 967 939 +28
6   Panathinaikos OPAP 12 6 6 938 932 +6
7   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 12 6 6 1033 1028 +5
8   Bayern Munich 12 6 6 962 964 −2
9   FC Barcelona Lassa 12 6 6 914 939 −25
10   Žalgiris 12 5 7 969 961 +8
11   Kirolbet Baskonia 12 5 7 973 985 −12
12   Herbalife Gran Canaria 12 5 7 997 1070 −73
13   Khimki 12 4 8 940 964 −24
14   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 12 3 9 924 966 −42
15   Budućnost VOLI 12 3 9 867 976 −109
16   Darüşşafaka Tekfen 12 1 11 904 1042 −138
Updated to match(es) played on 14 December 2018. 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.

ResultsEdit

Home \ Away EFS AXM BAY BUD CSK DTI FCB FNB HGC KHI KBA MTA OLY PAO RMB ZAL
Anadolu Efes 89–83 96–85 90–77 78–62 82–84 79–93
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 81–80 85–90 86–94 81–80 93–90 85–91
Bayern Munich 71–90 79–93 116–70 72–65 77–71 62–72 80–79 88–84
Budućnost VOLI 71–82 93–92 67–64 99–84 68–78 67–72 60–72
CSKA Moscow 79–75 95–75 88–74 69–65 99–97
Darüşşafaka Tekfen 88–93 92–98 71–63 71–79 71–75 71–73
FC Barcelona Lassa 90–80 83–73 65–84 74–58
Fenerbahçe 92–85 88–84 100–79 97–72 93–85
Herbalife Gran Canaria 90–94 74–89 95–85 91–106 87–86 84–78
Khimki 84–85 85–69 80–87 87–72 66–87 76–68
Kirolbet Baskonia 76–73 82–56 72–74 80–85 86–77
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 95–71 86–89 70–74 79–81 66–87
Olympiacos 88–81 75–99 92–70 72–73 88–80 88–83
Panathinaikos OPAP 75–67 76–70 69–81 102–87 89–84 93–80 83–87
Real Madrid 89–55 88–93 109–93 92–65 89–76 79–74 97–79
Žalgiris 83–78 85–88 75–82 83–84 79–87 83–75 79–90
Updated to match(es) played on 14 December 2018. 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.[21][22]

AttendancesEdit

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1   Žalgiris 102,691 15,126 13,650 14,670 +8.2%
2   Panathinaikos OPAP 78,362 17,345 7,487 11,195 −13.9%
3   Kirolbet Baskonia 55,648 12,307 10,327 11,130 −1.9%
4   Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 51,870 10,898 9,817 10,374 −3.3%
5   Real Madrid 66,909 12,749 7,328 9,558 −4.7%
6   Fenerbahçe 43,924 11,463 7,380 8,785 −24.0%
7   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 51,463 10,154 6,678 8,577 +14.8%
8   Olympiacos 50,031 9,379 5,846 8,339 −6.4%
9   CSKA Moscow 40,271 12,023 4,712 8,054 −1.9%
10   Anadolu Efes 38,053 12,289 3,853 6,342 +62.6%
11   FC Barcelona Lassa 22,396 6,772 4,372 5,599 −1.4%
12   Khimki 33,091 7,151 3,573 5,515 −8.4%
13   Herbalife Gran Canaria 30,378 7,430 3,872 5,063 +24.8%1
14   Budućnost VOLI 32,814 5,239 4,138 4,688 +63.6%1
15   Bayern Munich 31,594 4,613 3,259 3,949 −27.7%1
16   Darüşşafaka Tekfen 14,050 3,908 1,011 2,342 −10.3%1
League total 743,545 17,345 1,011 7,761 −11.6%

Updated to games played on 14 December 2018
Source: EuroLeague
Notes:
1: 2017–18 season average applied to EuroCup games

AwardsEdit

Individual statisticsEdit

RatingEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1.   Alexey Shved   Khimki 8 207 25.88
2.   Jan Veselý   Fenerbahçe 11 227 20.64
3.   Artūras Gudaitis   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 12 243 20.25

Source: EuroLeague

PointsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1.   Alexey Shved   Khimki 8 202 25.25
2.   Mike James   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 12 246 20.50
3.   Cory Higgins   CSKA Moscow 12 201 16.75

Source: EuroLeague

ReboundsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1.   Vincent Poirier   Kirolbet Baskonia 12 90 7.50
2.   Artūras Gudaitis   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 12 89 7.42
3.   Nikola Milutinov   Olympiacos 12 87 7.25

Source: EuroLeague

AssistsEdit

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1.   Nick Calathes   Panathinaikos OPAP 12 97 8.08
2.   Alexey Shved   Khimki 8 59 7.38
3.   Mike James   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia 12 87 7.25

Source: EuroLeague

Other statisticsEdit

Category Player Team Games Average
Steals   Nick Calathes   Panathinaikos OPAP
12
1.75
Blocks   Edy Tavares   Real Madrid
12
2.08
Turnovers   Alexey Shved   Khimki
8
3.88
Fouls drawn   Alexey Shved   Khimki
8
6.50
Minutes   Mike James   AX Armani Exchange Olimpia
12
35:35

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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