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Welcome I would like to welcome everyone to the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four here in London, where we are privileged to be hosted at an extraordinary venue, The O2, one of the best arenas in Europe. In this 12th edition of the Final Four we are sure that here in London, the Final Four will rise to a new level of excellence. It is our intention not only to be here for the Final Four, but also to enact a long-term strategy to increase the awareness of Euroleague Basketball in particular and the sport of basketball in general in the UK. CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos Piraeus, FC Barcelona Regal and Real Madrid are the four teams that will play to become Euroleague Champion, during a Final Four that is the culmination of a great season, in which all our fans have enjoyed the opportunity to watch more games between the best teams of the competition, raising the general awareness and interest in the competition in the 199 countries and territories we have reached through our TV partners, a record number in Euroleague´s history. The 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will also bring to London a large number of activities. Trafalgar Square, one of the most emblematic places in London, will host a Fan Zone where all fans will find a large range of activities like basketball courts, sports bars, basketball legends, celebrities and cheerleaders. We also have our Trophy Tour going on around the city, the 11th edition of the Nike International Junior Tournament, the EFES Euroleague Awards Ceremony, where the best players of the season will be awarded, and the Innovation in Sports Business Summit with the attendance of top industry leaders. All these activities together with the incredible touristic interest of London, one of the capitals of the world, will make the Final Four an experience that our fans will remember forever. A year on, our teams and players will collaborate with Euroleague Basketball’s Social Responsibility Program “One Team” developing different activities during the Final Four to promote sport and social development. We would like to express our gratitude to our sponsors and partners: bwin, Efes Pilsener, Spalding, Intersport, Detur, Viagogo, VTB Arena, Nikopharm, adidas and most especially to Turkish Airlines, our competition title sponsor, AEG, our partner at this Final Four, which guarantees a high level of professionalism in a unique setting like “The O2” and to the “City of London” specially to London´s Mayor Mr. Boris Johnson for being such a great host.

Bertomeu Jordi Euroleague Basketball | President & CEO

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Welcome to LONDON

Dear Fans I am delighted that the Euroleague is coming to London for its first year on UK soil.

Dear Fans Dear Fans

London is increasingly seen as vital to Basketball’s growth in Europe, with the O2 playing host annual NBA season game, and the Euroleague Final Four, set to be a sell out, generating enor excitement and enthusiasm which drives the hunger for London and UK fans to find out more Basketball.

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basketball talent in London has its chance to shine.

We look forward to continuing to build links with Euroleague and to welcoming fans from across Europe as Wecheer lookonforward to Ifcontinuing to to build links for with andtotovisit welcoming fans from across they their teams. you are coming the capital the Euroleague event, don’t forget the Fan Zone Europe as they cheer on their teams. If you are coming to the capital for the event, at Trafalgar Square where the focus of all activity will be, and where you can soak up the atmosphere with or don't forget to without a ticket. miss out on somewhere of the other wonderful that London has towhere you can soak visit the FanWhilst Zonehere, at don’t Trafalgar Square the focus of attractions all activity will be, and offer fromatmosphere culture, to shopping up-the withand or food. without a ticket. Whilst here, don’t miss out on some of the other

wonderful attractions that London has to offer - from culture, to shopping and food. So come on teams – let’s make it a slam-dunk!

So come on teams – let’s make it a slam-dunk!

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Schedule SEMIFINALS

THIRD PLACE Sunday, May 12, 18:00 CET (17:00 local) LOSER SEMIFINAL A vs LOSER SEMFINAL B

Friday, May 10, 18:00 CET (17:00 local) CSKA MOSCOW vs OLYMPIACOS PIRAEUS

FINAL Sunday, May 12, 21:00 CET (20:00 local) WINNER SEMIFINAL A vs WINNER SEMFINAL B

Friday, May 10, 21:00 CET (20:00 local) FC BARCELONA REGAL vs REAL MADRID

Referees

EDITORIAL BOX Editors Frank Lawlor, Javier Gancedo, Omar Khalil, Frankie Sachs. Marketing Kimon Stefos. Photography Rodolfo Molina / Euroleague Basketball / Getty Images Stats Xavi Garcia, Pablo Campoy

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Ilija Belosevic Serbia

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Matej Boltauzer Slovenia

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Guerrino Cerebuch Italy

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Elias Koromilas Greece

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Luigi Lamonica Italy

18

Olegs Latisevs Latvia

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Robert Lottermoser Germany

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Borys Ryzhyk Ukraine


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Roll of Honour Year Place Winner Finalist Score Final Four MVP Winning Coach 2001

Bologna (IT)

Kinder Bologna (IT)

Tau Ceramica Vit. (ESP)

65-78, 94-73, 80-60, 79-96, 82-74

Vitoria (ESP) Manu Ginobili (Kinder) Ettore Messina 2002

Bologna (IT)

Panathinaikos Ath. (GR)

Kinder Bologna (IT)

89-83

Dejan Bodiroga (Panathin.)

Zeljko Obradovic

2003

Barcelona (ESP)

FC Barcelona (ESP)

Benetton Treviso (IT)

76-65

Dejan Bodiroga (FCB)

Svetislav Pesic

2004

Tel Aviv (Israel)

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

Skipper Bologna (IT)

118-74

Anthony Parker (Maccabi)

Pini Gershon

2005

Moscow (RU)

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

Tau Cerámica (ESP)

90-78

S. Jasikevicius (Maccabi)

Pini Gershon

2006

Prague (CH )

CSKA Moscow (RU)

Maccabi Tel Aviv (IL)

73-69

T. Papaloukas (CSKA)

Ettore Messina

2007

Athens (GR)

Panathinaikos Ath. (GR)

CSKA Moscow (RU)

93-91

D. Diamantidis (Panath.)

Zeljko Obradovic

2008

Madrid (ESP)

CSKA Moscow (RU)

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

81-77

T. Langdon (CSKA)

Ettore Messina

2009

Berlin (DE)

Panathinaikos Ath. (GR)

CSKA Moscow (RU)

73-71

V. Spanoulis (Panath.)

Zeljko Obradovic

2010

Paris (FR)

Regal FC Barcelona (ESP)

Olympiacos Piraeus (GR)

86-68

J.Carlos Navarro (Barcelona)

Xavi Pascual

2011

Barcelona (ESP)

Panathinaikos Ath. (GR)

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel)

70-78

D. Diamantidis (Panath.)

Zeljko Obradovic

2012

Istanbul (TR)

Olympiacos Piraeus (GR)

CSKA Moscow (RU)

61-62

Kostas Papanikolaou (Olympiacos) Dusan Ivkovic

british basketball

UK basketball on the rise again On the heels of the success that basketball enjoyed at last

Euroleague campaigns at the turn of the millennium.

summer’s Olympic Games in London, not to mention the ongoing

The growth of the game saw young British stars emerge to play

growth and development of the national teams, the 2013

at the highest levels. Roger Huggins, Steve Bucknall and Steve

Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four lands at The O2 as the

Hansell showed that a British accent was not a hindrance to

latest impulse to the sport’s growing popularity in the United

scoring baskets and grabbing rebounds. They came before

Kingdom.

Euroleague starters such as Robert Archibald or Joel Freeland,

Basketball in the UK boasts a rich history. Shortly after the game

while Andrew Betts and Pops Mensah-Bonsu became the first

was invented, it arrived on the country’s shores, and before long,

homegrown talents to reach the Euroleague Final Four.

its teams were present when basketball was introduced as an

Each of the four contributed to making Team Great Britain a

exhibition sport at the Paris Summer Olympic Games of 1924.

formidable threat. The men qualified for EuroBasket 2009 and

In 1962, Celtic Belfast was the first UK team to participate in

2011 on the way to playing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games

European competition, soon to be followed by London’s Central

for the first time since 1948. Their games were played on the

YMCA.

Olympic Park whilst The O2 also proved the ultimate venue for

Sutton & Crystal Palace made its name known with modest

world-class basketball and fans from far and wide packed the

European success in the 1970s and even beat powerhouse Real

arena for games.

Madrid, perennial Euroleague champion, in 1982. The birth

All told, British basketball has a remarkable past, an exciting

of the British Basketball League in 1987 introduced a new

present and a fantastic future that a growing audience of fans

wave of professionalism and Kingston BC joined the country’s

and practitioners of the sport will have a lot of fun watching

list of giant-killers in 1991 when it eliminated CSKA Moscow

unfold..

from the Euroleague. London Towers also played back-to-back

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Season Standings & Results REGULAR SEASON P+

P-

P+

P-

+/-

Real Madrid

Group A

7

W

3

832

738

94

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

8

2

810

708

102

BC Khimki Moscow Region

6

4

753

754

-1

Unicaja Malaga

8

2

762

715

47

Panathinaikos Athens

6

4

748

722

26

Montepaschi Siena

5

5

879

844

35

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

5

5

727

738

-11

Alba Berlin

4

6

722

748

-26

Union Olimpija Ljubljana

3

7

722

808

-86

Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone

3

7

782

843

-61

Mapooro Cantu

3

7

708

730

-22

Asseco Prokom Gdynia

2

8

704

801

-97

P+

P-

+/-

P+

P-

+/-

Group C

W

L

L

+/-

Group B

W

Group D

W

L

L

Zalgiris Kaunas

8

2

804

693

111

FC Barcelona Regal

9

1

774

636

138

Olympiacos Piraeus

8

2

788

737

51

CSKA Moscow

9

1

783

709

74

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

5

5

738

740

-2

Besiktas JK Istanbul

5

5

699

749

-50

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

4

6

749

778

-29

Brose Baskets Bamberg

3

7

740

807

-67

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

3

7

760

767

-7

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius

2

8

670

724

-54

Cedevita Zagreb

2

8

725

849

-124

Partizan mt:s Belgrade

2

8

731

772

-41

TOP 16 P-

+/-

P-

+/-

CSKA Moscow

Group E

11

W

3

L

1095

P+

981

114

FC Barcelona Regal

Group F

13

W

1

L

1151

P+

986

165

Real Madrid

10

4

1085

1021

64

Olympiacos Piraeus

9

5

1068

1033

35

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

9

5

1028

1031

-3

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

8

6

1105

1012

93

Panathinaikos Athens

9

5

1001

968

33

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

8

6

1093

1045

48

Unicaja Malaga

7

7

988

1015

-27

BC Khimki Moscow Region

7

7

1133

1051

82

Zalgiris Kaunas

6

8

1065

1040

25

Montepaschi Siena

7

7

1036

1057

-21

Alba Berlin

4

10

959

1036

-77

Besiktas JK Istanbul

2

12

893

1104

-211

Brose Baskets Bamberg

0

14

1026

1155

-129

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

2

12

1055

1246

-191

Playoffs A

GAME 1

CSKA Moscow vs.  Laboral Kutxa Vitoria GAME 2

CSKA Moscow vs.  Laboral Kutxa Vitoria GAME 3

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria vs.  CSKA Moscow GAME 4

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria vs.  CSKA Moscow

RESULT

89 - 78 RESULT

90 - 68 RESULT

93 - 72 RESULT

85 - 94

GAME 1

Olympiacos Piraeus vs.  Anadolu Efes Istanbul GAME 2

Olympiacos Piraeus vs.  Anadolu Efes Istanbul GAME 3

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs.  Olympiacos Piraeus GAME 4

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs.  Olympiacos Piraeus GAME 5

Olympiacos Piraeus vs.  Anadolu Efes

C

GAME 1

FC Barcelona Regal vs.  Panathinaikos Athens GAME 2

FC Barcelona Regal vs.  Panathinaikos Athens GAME 3

Panathinaikos Athens vs.  FC Barcelona Regal GAME 4

Panathinaikos Athens vs.  FC Barcelona Regal GAME 5

FC Barcelona Regal vs.  Panathinaikos Athens

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RESULT

72 - 70 RESULT

65 - 66 RESULT

65 - 63 RESULT

60 - 70 RESULT

64 - 53

GAME 1

Real Madrid vs.  Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv GAME 2

Real Madrid vs.  Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv GAME 3

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv vs.  Real Madrid

RESULT

67 - 62

B

RESULT

71 - 53 RESULT

83 - 72 RESULT

74 - 73 RESULT

82 - 72

RESULT

79 - 53 RESULT

75 - 63 RESULT

57 - 69

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Stats Leaders

points Rank 1

Player BROWN, BOBBY

Team Montepaschi Siena

Games

Total

24

452

Ave.

Per 40 min.

18.83

23.09

2

NACHBAR, BOSTJAN

Brose Baskets Bamberg

23

370

16.09

24.06

3

BOGDANOVIC, BOJAN

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

21

334

15.90

22.52

4

SPANOULIS, VASSILIS

Olympiacos Piraeus

29

427

14.72

19.71

5

JERRELLS, CURTIS

Besiktas JK Istanbul

17

241

14.18

18.34

Ave.

Per 40 min.

total rebounds Rank

Games

Total

1

KHRYAPA, VICTOR

Player

CSKA Moscow

Team

24

181

7.54

10.85

2

JAMES, SHAWN

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

27

175

6.48

10.73

3

TOMIC, ANTE

FC Barcelona Regal

28

177

6.32

10.78

4

LASME, STEPHANE

Panathinaikos Athens

28

172

6.14

10.29

5

LAMPE, MACIEJ

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

28

172

6.14

9.95

assists Rank

Games

Total

1

PLANINIC, ZORAN

Player

BC Khimki Moscow Region

Team

22

139

Ave. 6.32

Per 40 min. 8.20

2

DIAMANTIDIS, DIMITRIS

Panathinaikos Athens

27

156

5.78

7.33

3

SPANOULIS, VASSILIS

Olympiacos Piraeus

29

162

5.59

7.48

4

BROWN, BOBBY

Montepaschi Siena

24

128

5.33

6.54

5

TEODOSIC, MILOS

CSKA Moscow

28

141

5.04

6.77

Games

Total

steals Rank

Player

Team

Ave.

Per 40 min.

1

McCALEBB, BO

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

23

44

1.91

2.77

2

LUCAS, JAMON-ALFRED

Anadolu Efes

29

51

1.76

2.47

3

KHRYAPA, VICTOR

CSKA Moscow

24

39

1.63

2.34

4

HICKMAN, RICKY

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

27

39

1.44

2.00

5

DIAMANTIDIS, DIMITRIS

Panathinaikos Athens

27

38

1.41

1.78

Games

Total

27

52

blocks Rank 1

Player JAMES, SHAWN

Team Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

Ave. 1.93

Per 40 min. 3.19

2

LASME, STEPHANE

Panathinaikos Athens

28

52

1.86

3.11

3

MONYA, SERGEY

BC Khimki Moscow Region

24

28

1.17

2.04

4

KAUN, SASHA

CSKA Moscow

28

32

1.14

2.24

5

TOMIC, ANTE

FC Barcelona Regal

28

32

1.14

1.95

2 points % Rank

Games

Total

1

KAUN, SASHA

Player

CSKA Moscow

Team

28

4.46

Ave. 3.25

Per 40 min. 72.80 %

2

JAWAI, NATE

FC Barcelona Regal

29

4.21

2.93

69.67 %

3

DARDEN, TREMMELL

Zalgiris Kaunas

20

4.95

3.30

66.67 %

4

BRAMOS, MICHAEL

Panathinaikos Athens

29

1.86

1.24

66.67 %

5

LANDESBERG, SYLVEN

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

24

1.83

1.21

65.91 %

3 points % Player

Games

Total

1

PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS

Olympiacos Piraeus

Team

29

3.21

Ave. 1.69

Per 40 min. 52.69 %

2

OLESON, BRAD

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria

15

3.07

1.53

50.00 %

3

RASIC, ALEKSANDAR

Montepaschi Siena

16

2.06

1.00

48.48 %

4

JANNING, MATTHEW

Montepaschi Siena

21

4.00

1.90

47.62 %

5

BYARS, DERRICK

Alba Berlin

18

2.39

1.11

46.51 %

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2012-2013 MVP’s Monthly MVP’s october

november

Sonny WEEMS CSKA Moscow

december

january

Vassilis SPANOULIS

Maciej LAMPE

Bobby BROWN

Olympiacos Piraeus

Caja Laboral Vitoria

Montepaschi Siena

march

april

Ante TOMIC

Devin SMITH

Sergio LLULL

FC Barcelona Regal

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

Real Madrid

Weekly MVP’s REGULAR SEASON Week 1 MVP: Week 2 MVP: Week 3 co-MVP: Week 4 MVP: Week 5 MVP: Week 6 MVP: Week 7 co-MVP: Week 8 MVP: Week 9 MVP: Week 10 co-MVP:

Emir PRELDZIC, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Sonny WEEMS, CSKA Moscow Fernando SAN EMETERIO, Caja Laboral V. Rudy FERNANDEZ, Real Madrid Bobby BROWN, Montepaschi Siena Bobby BROWN, Montepaschi Siena Sascha VUJACIC, Anadolu Efes Istanbul Rudy FERNANDEZ, Real Madrid Ante TOMIC, FC Barcelona Regal Milos TEODOSIC, CSKA Moscow Blake SCHILB, Elan Chalon -Sur-Saone Nemanja BJELICA, Caja Laboral Vitoria Shawn JAMES, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

TOP 16 & PLAYOFFS TOP 16 Week 1 MVP: TOP 16 Week 2 MVP: TOP 16 Week 3 MVP: TOP 16 Week 4 MVP: TOP 16 Week 5 co-MVP: TOP 16 Week 6 MVP: TOP 16 Week 7 MVP: TOP 16 Week 8 tri-MVP’s:

Ante TOMIC, FC Barcelona Regal Bobby BROWN, Montepaschi Siena Ricky HICKMAN, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Paul DAVIS, BC Khimki Moscow Region Bojan BOGDANOVIC, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Marcus WILLIAMS, Unicaja Malaga Rudy FERNANDEZ, Real Madrid Sasha KAUN, CSKA Moscow Devin SMITH, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

TOP 16 Week 9 MVP: TOP 16 Week 10 MVP: TOP 16 Week 11 MVP: TOP 16 Week 12 MVP: TOP 16 Week 13 MVP: TOP 16 Week 14 MVP:

Roko UKIC, Panathinaikos Athens Lukas ZORIC, Unicaja Malaga Nenad KRSTIC, CSKA Moscow Nikola MIROTIC, Real Madrid Luka ZORIC, Unicaja Malaga Petteri KOPONEN, BC Khimki Moscow Region Nate JAWAI, FC Barcelona Regal Kostas PAPANIKOLAOU, Olympiacos Piraeus

PLAYOFFS Game 1 MVP: PLAYOFFS Game 2 MVP: PLAYOFFS Game 3 MVP: PLAYOFFS Game 4 MVP: PLAYOFFS Game 5 MVP:

Rudy FERNANDEZ, Real Madrid Viktor KHRYAPA, CSKA Moscow Jamon LUCAS, Anadolu Efes Istanbul Victor KHRYAPA, CSKA Moscow Nate JAWAI, FC Barcelona Regal

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Vassilis Spanoulis (Olympiacos Piraeus ) Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos Athens) Rudy Fernรกndez (Real Madrid) Ante Tomic (FC Barcelona Regal) Nenad Krstic (CSKA Moscow)

ALPHONSO FORD

best defender

TOP SCORER

Stephane Lasme

Bobby Brown Montepaschi Siena

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Milos Teodosic (CSKA Moscow) Juan Carlos Navarro (FC Barcelona Regal) Victor Khryapa (CSKA Moscow) Nikola Mirotic (Real Madrid)

rising star

Kostas Papanikolaou

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CSKA Moscow: Another chance at glory CSKA Moscow comes to London with a point to prove after losing out

convincing win at home, setting a Euroleague playoffs record with 25

on the 2012 Euroleague title to Olympiacos Piraeus by just a single,

assists in a stellar team performance. Another dominant display at the

heartbreaking shot. That last-second loss one year ago denied the Red

CSKA Universal Sports Hall in Game 2 put head coach Ettore Messina’s

Army club its seventh Euroleague title and a move up to second place

men in control of the series and brought CSKA’s all-time home record

all-time, one behind Real Madrid.

in the playoffs to an impressive 13-1. After a surprise 93-72 defeat

This season, CSKA came back strong and stormed into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four with a 23-5 record, second best in the competition. Always one of the favorites for the title, CSKA has been a truly formidable opponent for seven solid months. CSKA won nine of 10 regular season games to place second in Group D and continued its strong form into the Top 16 by stretching a nine-game winning streak into Week 5. After a short slump of three losses in four games, CSKA went undefeated in its last six of the Top 16 and clinched the top spot in Group E.

in Game 3, its biggest loss in playoffs history, CSKA claimed a Final Four ticket 48 hours later with an 85-94 road win in Game 4. As such, London will be CSKA’s tenth Final Four appearance in 11 years. Five of those times, CSKA reached the title game, twice lifting the trophy, in 2006 and 2008, while coming within a single shot of victory in each of the three other years: 2007, 2009 and 2012. Now, with a star-packed roster and Messina back on the bench from which he led the team to its last two titles, CSKA Moscow is gunning for a seventh Euroleague trophy in a place where no one has ever lifted one before: London.

The team arrives in London having brushed aside Caja Laboral Vitoria over four games in the playoffs. It opened up the series with a

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CSKA confirms its good form and finishes the regular season with a 9-1 record by edging previously unbeaten FC Barcelona

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CSKA defeats regular season Group C champion Zalgiris Kaunas on the road, 73-87, to improve to 4-0 in Top 16 Group E.

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Milos Teodosic takes over with 24 points and Vladimir Micov adds a Euroleague career-best 20.

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In a critical game for home-court advantage in the playoffs, CSKA defeats Real Madrid 81-72, overcoming its previous eight-

PO

CSKA beats Caja Laboral 90-68 to raise its all-time playoffs home record to 13-1. Viktor Khryapa records 9 points, 9 rebounds,

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CSKA reaches its 10th Final Four in 11 seasons, a record for consistency that is second to none, by edging Caja Laboral 83-94

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Regal 75-78 on the road. Nenad Krstic leads five CSKA scorers in double figures with 15 points.

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point loss in the Spanish capital. Sonny Weems steps up with 21 points; Teodosic adds 17 and 7 assists.

and 5 assists to become the fifth CSKA player to earn weekly MVP honors this season.

in Vitoria to win their playoff series 3-1. Krstic, Khryapa and Weems lead the way with 19 points apiece.


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MICOV, VLADIMIR

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JACKSON, AARON

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WEEMS, SONNY

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To 1

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Center As 1

To 1.1

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Center

Reb 4.6

To 0.9

2.12 St 0.3

To 1

Forward 1.98

Reb 2.9

ZOZULIN, ALEKSEY Russia

St 0.6

Guard

Reb 0.8

USA Pts 13.7

As 1.8

Reb 1.9

Serbia Pts 13.6

Forward 2.01

Reb 2.7

SOKOLOV, DMITRY Russia

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To 0.4

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ERCEG, ZORAN

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Reb 2.8

VORONOV, EUGENY Russia

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Pts -

Reb 0.5

Center As 0.4

2.11 St 0.8

Guard As -

1.94 St -

VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY Russia Forward

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KAUN, SASHA

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Reb 3.7

Russia Pts 8.2

Reb 3.9

KHRYAPA, VICTOR Russia

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Pts 10

Reb 7.5

As 0.4 Center As 0.5

To 0.5

To 0.5 2.04

St 0.4

To 0.5

2.13 St 0.4

To 0.6

Forward 2.03 As 3.8

St 1.6

To 2.5

PONKRASHOV, ANTON Russia Forward 2.00

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Reb 1.5

As 1.6

St 0.4

To 0.5

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PAPALOUKAS, THEODOROS Greece Guard 2.00 1977

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Reb 1.7

As 2.4

St 0.5

To 1.1

PIR 4.3

Moments in time 1963 1969 2006 2008

Start of a new era

CSKA conquered its first Euroleague title by dethroning three-time champ ASK Riga. Their two-game series was decided in Game 1, which CSKA won 62-87 on the road behind 18 points each from Gennadi Volnov and Viktor Zubkov. CSKA wins after 120 minutes

The longest Euroleague final ever was a two-way series followed by a tie-break game in which CSKA topped Real Madrid 99-80 behind 26 points from Volnov. Its second continental crown made CSKA a true force in European basketball. Double overtime!

No other major continental final, before or since, has gone to one overtime, let alone two. With a pair of outstanding teams fighting for 50 thrilling minutes, CSKA topped Real Madrid 103-99 as Vladimir Andreev contributed 37 points. Return to form

CSKA won its first Euroleague crown in 35 years by dethroning back-to-back champ Maccabi Tel Aviv 73-69 at the 2006 final in Prague. Theo Papaloukas provided 18 points and 7 assists off the bench to earn Final Four MVP honors.

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CSKA dominates Europe

CSKA rounded out a near-perfect season with a commanding 77-91 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 2008 title game in Madrid. Trajan Langdon exploded for 21 points and added 7 rebounds to become Final Four MVP.

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Signature star

It is a widely accepted theory that point guards reach their

2007, Teo joined Olympiacos Piraeus and made his Euroleague

primes in their late 20s. If so, what might be in store for CSKA

debut at age 20, instantly became one of the key pieces to the

Moscow playmaker Milos Teodosic could be pure magic. Just 26

Reds’ puzzle. After he and Olympiacos made the first of two back-

years old, Teodosic’s résumé in this competition now includes

to-back Euroleague Final Four appearances in 2009, Teodosic

reaching the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in four of

had a breakthrough performance at EuroBasket that summer,

the last five years, the 2010 Euroleague MVP award and a pair of

helping Serbia win a silver medal. His career skyrocketed

All-Euroleague Team selections. All that is in addition to trophies

after that. The following season, Teodosic was crowned 2010

he won in domestic competitions and with the Serbian national

Euroleague MVP, becoming the youngest player ever to claim

team. Teodosic’s creativity, imagination and clutch shooting are

the honor, while guiding a star-studded Olympiacos squad to

the types of skills that bring joy to fans and inspire kids all over

the title game in Paris. Since 2009, he has accumulated the most

the world to want to start playing basketball. Nicknamed Teo in

minutes played of any player in the Euroleague, while ranking

his home country of Serbia, Teodosic started his professional

second in points scored, assists and games played.

career with FMP Zeleznik, a club with a great reputation for developing talent.

Last season, his first in Moscow, Teodosic posted his best assist and rebound totals until then as CSKA reached the 2012 title

Teodosic molded his game there over four years, becoming

game in Istanbul before falling in a thriller to his old team,

one of FMP’s most famed protégés, while also helping Serbia

Olympiacos. In London, Teodosic targets one of the few big

win gold medals at the Under-16, U-18 and U-20 European

trophies that he is missing, setting his sights on taking CSKA

Championships and earning MVP recognition at the latter. In

Moscow to the Euroleague throne again.

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Ettore Messina Nearly a quarter of a century has passed since Ettore Messina’s first head coaching job and, whether on the club scene or with the national team of his native Italy, his name has been synonymous with success. During his distinguished career, Messina has taken three of the four clubs he has coached to the Euroleague title game, has reached 10 Euroleague Final Fours and has won four titles, becoming the only coach in Euroleague history to win multiple titles with two different teams. As soon as he took over at Virtus Bologna, at age 30, Messina won the 1990 Italian Cup. The first of four Italian League titles came in 1993. Soon after, Messina took the reins of the Italian national team. During his five years at the helm, he led Italy to a silver medal at the 1997 European Championship. Messina’s second stint with Virtus Bologna was even more successful than the first, as they won the club’s first Euroleague title and the Italian championship in 1998, his first season back. In the following four years, Messina took Virtus Kinder Bologna to three Euroleague finals and won the continental crown again in 2001. In the same stretch, he added a second Italian League title and three Italian Cups to the club’s trophy cabinet. Messina next moved to Benetton Treviso, whom he guided to the 2003 Euroleague title game in Barcelona and the Italian triple-crown the same season before taking two more Italian Cup titles in the following years. When CSKA Moscow called in 2005, Messina took on a head coaching job outside his homeland for the first time. His four-year stay in the Russian capital fell just short of perfect. Under Messina’s tutelage, CSKA reached four consecutive Euroleague finals and won the Euroleague in 2006 and 2008. In addition, CSKA and Messina collected four Russian League titles and two Russian Cups. In the seasons that followed, Messina became head coach of Real Madrid and a consultant for the Los Angeles Lakers, before returning to Moscow this season. In London, Messina looks to rewrite the history books. Already named among the 50 greatest contributors to European club competitions by Euroleague Basketball, he aims to become only the second coach to lift the Euroleague trophy five times.

Club legend

Gennadi Volnov One of the winningest players of all-time at any level, Gennadi Volnov helped CSKA Moscow to dominate European basketball throughout the 1960s. A power forward who was ahead of his time, Volnov started his career with Burevestnik in his native Moscow and joined CSKA in 1958. In a dozen seasons with the club, Volnov played a major role in leading CSKA to Euroleague titles in 1961, 1963 and 1969. Volnov averaged 15.5 points in the 1961 Euroleague finals against three-time defending champion ASK Riga, allowing CSKA to celebrate its first continental title. He had a game-high 26 points in the 1963 Euroleague final tie-break game against Real Madrid, which CSKA won 99-80. He also played 37 minutes in his team’s 103-99 double-overtime win in the 1969 Euroleague title game against Madrid. Domestically, Volnov won ten Soviet Union championships between 1960 and 1970, and his success in national team competitions makes him one of the most important players in basketball history. Volnov achieved Olympic glory with the Soviet Union by taking a gold medal in 1972 by defeating the United States in the final in Munich, silvers in Rome 1960 and Tokyo 1964 and bronze in Mexico 1968. Only one other basketball player – his former teammate Sergey Belov – has ever won four Olympic medals. He also claimed gold at the 1967 World Championship in Uruguay, a bronze in 1963 and collected six consecutive EuroBasket titles from 1959 to 1969. Volnov, who played basketball throughout his life, passed away in 2008 at age 68.

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Olympiacos Piraeus: Champs dream of a repeat As defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion, Olympiacos

Kostas Papanikolaou starred in a 79-70 win that ensured the Reds

Piraeus has a rare chance on the floor of The O2 in London to repeat

made the cut. Pitted in the playoffs against Anadolu Efes, the Reds

as title-winner for the first time in club history. The Greek giant was

used two home victories, including a comprehensive 71-53 triumph, to

pushed to the distance in its quest to return this season to the Final

move to the brink of becoming just the second champion in the last five

Four, battling against Anadolu Efes Istanbul over five games in a

seasons to return to the Final Four.

playoffs series that went down to the wire. Following that decisive victory at home in Game 5, Olympiacos arrives in London for an eighth appearance – and fourth in the past five seasons – at European basketball’s showcase event. Results have been unpredictable for the Reds so far in the 2012-13 campaign. After losing two of its first three regular season games, head coach Georgios Bartzokas’s squad then won its remaining seven games and began to show its title credentials. Mixed fortunes followed in the Top 16 as well, in which the champs went into the final game of that stage, against BC Khimki Moscow Region, with its playoffs qualification still hanging in the balance.

A pair of losses in Istanbul leveled the series, however, and saw Olympiacos go home to play a deciding Game 5 for the first time. After trailing by as many as 15 points early on, Vassilis Spanoulis rallied the troops and the Reds dominated the second half to set off celebrations at Peace and Friendship Stadium and point the team towards London. Olympiacos won the 2012 title with its final shot and has come through for clutch wins time after time in 2013, proving that these players truly have the hearts of champions. Now, chasing a third Euroleague title, Olympiacos can also become just the third team of the 26-year-old Final Four era to win the trophy back-to-back, bringing the potential for a truly historic moment to London.

Road to London RS

Olympiacos makes 14 of 27 three-point shots to hand Zalgiris Kaunas its first home loss of the season, 63-77. Vassilis

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Spanoulis shows the way with 16 points and 6 assists while Kostas Papanikolaou adds 13 points.

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Following a 1-3 start in Top 16 Group F, Olympiacos edges Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv on the road 77-78, rallying from a

game 5

six-point deficit in the game’s final 3 minutes. Spanoulis scores 8 points, including the go-ahead jumper, in crunch time.

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On a night when Olympiacos needs both to reach the playoffs and secure home-court advantage in them, Papanikolaou

PO

Despite trailing most of the way, Olympiacos holds on to beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul 67-62 and open the playoffs on

PO

A slow start puts Olympiacos 15 points behind Efes early, but the Reds rally after halftime and go ahead for good on

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buries 6 of 6 three-pointers for 21 points and 12 rebounds in a 79-70 home win against Khimki Moscow Region.

the right foot. Georgios Printezis stars with 26 points and Kyle Hines grabs a key offensive rebound to secure the win.

Spanoulis’s layup with 4 minutes left, keeping their chance at winning back-to-back titles alive until London!


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USA

Min 20:00

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LAW, ACIE

5

USA

Min 22:17

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ANTIC, PERO

6

Reb 5.9

Reb 2

FYROM

Min 17:46

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Reb 3.5

Forward 1.98 As 1.1

St 0.7

Guard As 1.8

As 0.7

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Min 29:52

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As 5.6

PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS Greece

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Min 16:38

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Reb 2.4

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SLOUKAS, KOSTAS

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Reb 3

Greece Pts 5

Reb 1.5

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To 3.4

1982 PIR 15.4

Forward 2.03 1984

As 1

As 0.3 Guard As 1.1

1985 PIR 6.5

1.93 St 0.9

SHERMADINI, GIORGI Georgia Center Min 10:43

To 1.4

2.10 St 0.4

SPANOULIS, VASSILIS Greece Guard

1986 PIR 12.4

1.90 St 0.4

Center

To 1.1

St 0.4

To 0.7

PIR 4.6

2.16 St 0.5

To 0.7

1989 PIR 6.5

1.90 St 0.4

To 0.7

1990 PIR 4.9

MAVROEIDIS, DIMITRIOS Greece Center 2.08

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POWELL, JOSH

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GECEVICIUS, MARTYNAS Lithuania Guard 1.93

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Min 06:01

PERKINS, DORON

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PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS Greece Forward

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Min 21:09

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Reb 4

As 1.1

To 0.2

St 0.2

To 0.4 2.02 To 0.9

PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS Greece Forward 2.03

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MANTZARIS, EVANGELOS

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Reb 4.5

As 1.4

St 0.9

To 0.9

Greece Guard 1.96 Reb 2.5

As 2.3

St 0.9

To 0.5

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Moments in time 1997 2009 2010 2008

Reaching the big-time

Olympiacos gets to its first Final Four and has a bright start, defeating archrivals Panathinaikos 77-72 in the semifinals to reach the title game. Zarko Paspalj led Olympiacos with 22 points. Roy Tarpley added 21. Rivers leads Red to glory

After two lost finals, Olympiacos returned to the Euroleague title game in 1997. Coached by Dusan Ivkovic, Olympiacos downed Barcelona 73-58 to claim its first continental crown. David Rivers, chosen as the 1997 Final Four MVP, had 26 points. Return to form

After a decade-long absence, Olympiacos managed to get back to the Final Four in 2009, defeating Real Madrid 75-78 in Game 4 of their best-of-five playoffs series. Ioannis Bourousis paced the Reds with 25 points. One step away

Olympiacos returned to the Euroleague title game for the first time in 13 years by downing Partizan 80-83 in a thrilling semifinal. Linas Kleiza led Olympiacos with 19 points and 11 rebounds. Josh Childress’s put-back slam forced overtime.

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The greatest of comebacks!

In a game for the ages, Olympiacos rallied from 19 down to stun CSKA Moscow 61-62 and become the 2012 Euroleague champion. Georgios Printezis’s floater with 0.7 seconds left to play won it for the Reds. Vassilis Spanoulis was the Final Four MVP.

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Signature star

Vassilis Spanoulis Once a feared foe among the Olympiacos faithful, Vassilis

stepping up at the Final Four with clutch three-point shooting in

Spanoulis now enjoys a godlike status with Reds fans. Known

the title game as Panathinaikos edged CSKA Moscow at Berlin’s

as “Kill Bill” for his clutch shooting and prolific scoring,

O2 World and he took the Final Four MVP award. In addition

Olympiacos Piraeus’s superstar guard has successfully made

to Euroleague glory, Spanoulis won three consecutive Greek

the transformation into an unparalleled leader whose decision-

League championships with Panathinaikos, before deciding to

making and selflessness led him and his teams to the greatest

join Olympiacos in 2010. The Reds, hungry for trophies after

of heights. Spanoulis started his illustrious career with his

failing to take major honors since 1997, ended both Euroleague

hometown club, Larissa, then spent four years with Maroussi

and Greek League title droughts last season. Spanoulis led

Athens before joining Panathinaikos Athens and making his

a team that many did not consider a playoff contender all the

Euroleague debut at age 23.

way to the Euroleague pinnacle – and they did it together in title game victory against CSKA Moscow, Spanoulis was again

the Greek national team, he won a gold medal at EuroBasket

named Final Four MVP, becoming one of just three players ever

2005 and a silver medal at the 2006 World Championships,

to earn the honor with two different teams.

where he was team’s top scorer. In between those two glories came the first trophies of his club career, when he took a Greek

Spanoulis was also an All-Euroleague First-Team member last

league and cup double with Panathinaikos. After a year with the

season, adding to his previous three All-Euroleague selections.

Houston Rockets of the NBA, Spanoulis returned to Greece for

In London, Spanoulis looks to add to his legend. Lifting the

a memorable second stint with Panathinaikos, highlighted by

trophy with defending champion Olympiacos would make him a

the Greens’ journey to the 2009 Euroleague title. In that classic

true basketball immortal.

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remarkable fashion. For his performance in the thrilling Istanbul It was then that prizes started piling up for Spanoulis. With

campaign, Spanoulis was at his best when needed the most,

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head Coach

Georgios Bartzokas Repeating a title always proves to be harder than winning it the first time, but few tasks could be more difficult for a head coach than filling a vacancy on the bench of the reigning champions. Couple those two challenges together and you get the precise situation in which Georgios Bartzokas found himself last summer, when he took over from the legendary Dusan Ivkovic on the sidelines at reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus. Bartzokas overcame all the pressure on him and met the increased expectations brought on by the Reds’ historic title win by guiding the team to another Final Four appearance this season. A former player whose career was cut short by injuries, Bartzokas is now in his seventh season as a head coach, having arrived in Piraeus following successful stints with three different clubs in his native Greece. His first head coaching job came in 2006, aged 41, with Olympia Larissa. As a rookie coach, Bartzokas immediately showed promise, making the Greek League playoffs in two of his three seasons in Larissa, marking the only playoff appearances in club history. Success led him to Maroussi BC, with whom he made his Euroleague debut on the sidelines. Bartzokas led the team far beyond expectations in the 2009-10 season, as Maroussi moved all the way through from the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds to the Top 16. It eventually concluded the campaign just one win away from a playoffs spot, having beaten teams like Panathinaikos Athens and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv in the process. Bartzokas also led Maroussi to third place in the Greek League that season and was chosen as the country’s 2009-10 coach of the year. The following season he took over at Panionios Athens, whom he led to last season’s Greek League semifinals, where his team lost to Olympiacos. Since accepting the challenge at Olympiacos, his coaching methods and hard work have proven to be just as fruitful as ever, with the Reds traveling to London attempting to become only the second team in two decades to successfully defend the Euroleague crown.

club Legend

Giorgos Sigalas Giorgos Sigalas was at the very heart of the teams that made up the first golden age of Olympiacos Piraeus, back in the 1990s. The shooting guard was more than just a homegrown star whom the fans identified with; his powerful frame and tremendous defensive abilities turned him into a major contributor to the Reds’ success. Sigalas, who would later earn the nickname ‘Rambo’, first joined Olympiacos’s youth teams at age 10. By the time he was 19 – after a year on loan in Papagou – Sigalas had become a key piece of the Olympiacos puzzle. Over the next seven seasons, he helped Olympiacos win five consecutive Greek League titles, from 1993 to 1997. Sigalas took Olympiacos to its first Final Four appearance in 1994, scoring 15 points in a semifinal victory against rival Panathinaikos. He also helped Olympiacos lift the Greek Cup trophy in 1994 and return to the Final Four in 1995. In 1997, Sigalas and Olympiacos had their best year, conquering a triple crown – the Euroleague, Greek League and Greek Cup titles. As team captain, he had the honor of lifting the Reds’ first Euroleague trophy, a moment seared in the memories of all Olympiacos fans. That would prove to be his last season with the club, however. Sigalas went on to play another decade for four other Greek clubs plus others in Italy and Spain. Sigalas also captained the Greek national team, for whom he played 185 games. Sigalas currently serves as the president of the Office for Culture, Sports and Youth in the Piraeus municipality.

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FC Barcelona regal: Going for the glory once again As the winningest team in the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season

opened up the series with a 72-70 overtime win at the Palau Blaugrana,

to date, FC Barcelona Regal roared with 25 victories en route to

rallying from a six-point deficit in the fourth quarter to take the victory.

London. Now, in the Final Four for a 12th time – and the fourth in five

In Game 2, the Greens tied the series on an amazing last-gasp three-

seasons – Barcelona seeks to cap its efforts with a third continental

pointer.

crown after triumphing in 2003 and 2010. Barcelona started the season with an imposing nine-game winning streak, with only a narrow 75-78 defeat to CSKA Moscow blotting its regular season record. It followed that up with a twelve-game run of victories in the Top 16. In each of those first two phases of the Euroleague season, Barcelona topped its group and left its rivals fighting for second place. The team’s chemistry was challenged late in the Top 16, however, with the news that team leader Pete Mickeal would miss the rest of the season with a career-threatening injury. Barcelona faced its biggest hurdle in the playoffs, as it contested one of the most thrilling series in Euroleague history. The opponent was Panathinaikos Athens – the team that eliminated Barcelona from the playoffs in 2011 – and their five-game showdown was electrifying. With home-court advantage for the first two meetings, Barcelona

The following week in Greece, Barcelona recovered from another close loss in Game 3 to rally for a season-saving 10-point victory in Game 4. In an exciting deciding game at home, Barcelona dominated early and then held off a late Panathinaikos charge as Juan Carlos Navarro and Marcelinho Huertas hit key fourth-quarter three-pointers for a 64-53 victory that led straight to London. That terrific performance showed that Barcelona can not only dominate games and rack up victories, but also hold its nerve in tough contests against top opposition. Last season Barcelona was ousted by eventual champion Olympiacos in the semifinals in Istanbul. Now, with a team full of local talent, foreign stars, young promises and Euroleague legends, Barcelona will give everything it has to celebrate again under the bright lights at The O2 in London.

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Barcelona sends a message that echoes around the continent by beating CSKA Moscow 60-81 on the road. Juan Carlos Navarro stars with 21 points and Erazem Lorbek adds 15 to hand CSKA its worst Euroleague home loss all century.

In a direct fight for first place in Group F, Barcelona downs previously undefeated Montepaschi Siena to improve to 5-1. Ante Tomic, the bwin MVP for February, shines with 20 points and Xavi Rabaseda scores 16 off the bench.

Barcelona becomes the first team to clinch a playoffs berth by topping champion Olympiacos Piraeus 77-90 in Greece. Barcelona improves to 9-1 on its way to winning Group F. Lorbek has 21 points and Pete Mickeal 20.

To open one of the closest Euroleague playoffs series ever, Barcelona holds off Panathinaikos 72-70 as Victor Sada has all 13 of his points in the fourth quarter and overtime, while Sarunas Jasikevicius scores 11 and dishes 5 assists. Capitalizing on home-court advantage, Barcelona seized early leads to outlast Panathinaikos 64-53 as Nate Jawai made all his shots and blocked 3 others, while Navarro and Marcelinho Huertas buried crunch-time three-pointers to grab the ticket to London!


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As 2.3

1.92 St 0.6

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As 3.4

To 1

1.90

St 0.6

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As 2.3

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1.91

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Min 14:37

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TODOROVIC, MARKO Mont.

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WALLACE, C.J.

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Pts 1.8

St 0.3

To 1.4

Forward 2.08

Reb 2.1

USA Pts 4.2

As 2

As 0.4

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Moments in time The first European trophy

1985

Barcelona lost the Euroleague final in 1984 but bounced back by winning the 1985 Cup Winners’ Cup, downing Zalgiris 77-73 in the title game. Chicho Sibilio paced the winners with 29 points and Juan Antonio San Epifanio added 18.

1987

Barcelona grabbed its third European title in as many years by sweeping Limoges CSP in the 1987 Korac Cup finals. Juan Antonio San Epifanio totaled 53 points in both games. “Epi” had led Barcelona to a new continental trophy. An epic comeback

1999

Barcelona had to rally from a 16-point deficit in Game 2 of the two-way Korac Cup finals. A great crowd at Palau Blaugrana helped Barcelona to thrash Estudiantes 97-70 to win the title behind 18 points from Efthymis Rentzias and Sasha Djordjevic. Bodiroga brings it home

2003

Almost 20 years after the first of five previous losing attempts in the final game, Barcelona seized the 2003 Euroleague crown at home with a 76-65 victory over Benetton Treviso. Dejan Bodiroga was chosen as the 2003 Final Four MVP.

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Epi leads way to new title

Navarro parades in Paris

2010

FC Barcelona downed Olympiacos 86-68 in the 2010 Euroleague final to win its second Euroleague crown. Juan Carlos Navarro, the only remaining player from Barcelona’s 2003 title-winning squad, had 21 points and was named Final Four MVP.

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Signature star

Juan Carlos Navarro His endless offensive talent and winning mentality have turned

Copa del Rey titles, the 1999 Korac Cup and his and the club’s

Juan Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Regal into one of the best

second Euroleague title in 2010, when he became the first and

and most-decorated players in basketball history. His roll of

only Spanish player to date voted Final Four MVP. Navarro has

honors at both individual and team levels is extensive and, at

been chosen a record five times for the All-Euroleague First

age 32, he still has plenty of time to add new titles, as evidenced

Team, also has one second-team nomination and was named the

by his pursuit of a third Euroleague crown in London. Navarro

Euroleague full-season MVP in 2009. His accomplishments with

joined Barcelona at age 12 and five years later, in 1997, he

the Spanish national team are just as remarkable. They lifted

made his Spanish League debut. His first success came at the

the FIBA World Championship trophy in 2006, won EuroBasket

junior level, where he helped Spain win gold medals at the 1998

titles in 2009 and 2011, when Navarro was MVP, and and won

European Championships and the 1999 World Championships.

Olympic silver medals in Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

three years later helped Barcelona win its long-awaited first

Navarro also owns three additional EuroBasket medals, two

Euroleague title.

silvers and one bronze. In the Euroleague, Navarro leads all players this century in both scoring and three-point shots

Navarro started to gain success at all levels, perfecting his

made while ranking among the top 10 in both assists and steals.

signature ‘la bomba’ shot – an almost unguardable floating

When he takes the floor in London, Navarro will be playing in

layup – and an amazing array of one-on-one moves. His long-

his seventh Final Four. Already his name will forever be linked

distance shooting, however, sets him apart as one of the most

to the glory days of FC Barcelona and Spanish basketball: Juan

deadly marksmen ever to play the game. Navarro has simply

Carlos Navarro, living legend.

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Navarro played his first Euroleague Final Four in 2000 and

won it all for Barcelona: seven Spanish League crowns, six

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Xavi Pascual In Game 5 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Xavi Pascual notched the 100th Euroleague victory of his head coaching career. Making that feat all the more impressive, Pascual is just 40 years old and has won all those games with one team: FC Barcelona Regal. One fact sums up his impact on the club: in five full seasons as head coach, Pascual has led his team to four Final Fours, while over the previous seven seasons, Barcelona had only reached European basketball’s showcase event twice! His team’s playing style has been a blend of tough, unforgiving defense and an attack built around teamwork put to the service of the club’s super-talented stars. Pascual arrived at the club in 2004 and within two seasons promoted to the first team as an assistant coach under Dusko Ivanovic. He helped Barcelona reach the 2007 Final Four in Prague before taking over the head of the bench in 2008 and guiding the team to the Spanish League finals. Since then, he has marched the team to at least one important title in each of his full seasons as head coach. In 2009, Pascual led Barcelona to the Spanish League championship and the Final Four in Berlin. The next season, Pascual did even better as Barcelona captured the Spanish King’s Cup and the biggest honor of them all, the club’s second Euroleague trophy. At age 37, Pascual had become one of the youngest coaches ever to win the Euroleague, not to mention the first Spanish boss to lift the trophy since 1980. In recognition of his success, Pascual was named the Euroleague Basketball Alexander Gomelskiy Coach of the Year for the 2009-10 season. Despite not reaching the 2011 Final Four, Pascual helped Barcelona to win the Spanish double of league championship and Copa del Rey titles that season. In the last campaign, Barcelona defended its Spanish League crown and reached the Final Four in Istanbul while rewriting the Euroleague record book with its iron-clad defense. This season, the trophy collection has already grown with club claiming the Copa del Rey and now arriving at the Final Four with the Euroleague’s best overall record, 25-4. Now, in London, Pascual hopes to keep adding new chapters to the team’s formidable success story.

club Legend

Juan Antonio San Epifanio A superb scorer with an outstanding work ethic, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, or “Epi”, is among the most beloved players in Barcelona history and one of the very best. In fact, he was chosen by Euroleague Basketball as one of the 50 greatest contributors to European club competitions in 2008. Epi joined Barcelona’s first team in 1977 and remained there for 18 straight seasons. He was widely considered one of the best players of the 1980s and became a Spanish basketball icon in that time. Epi helped Barcelona, the only club of his career, to seven Spanish League titles and 10 Copa del Rey trophies. He also led Barcelona to its first three continental trophies. He scored 18 points to help beat Zalgiris Kaunas for the 1984 Saporta Cup title. Barcelona successfully defended the Saporta Cup in 1985, against Scavolini Pesaro, as Epi poured in 20 points. In 1987, he led Barcelona to the Korac Cup title, scoring 53 points in the two-game finals. Even though the Euroleague title is absent from his roll of honors, Epi did reach the competition’s title game three times. He also played more games for the Spanish national team, 239, than anyone in history, winning the silver medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and a pair of EuroBasket medals, silver in 1983 and bronze in 1991. At the end of his legendary career, Epi became the first Barcelona player to have his jersey retired.

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Real Madrid: in search of cloud nine Some teams bulldoze their way to the Final Four. Others come out

From the 15th minute of that game until its three-victory sweep was

of nowhere. Real Madrid took the inclined route, getting better all

complete, Madrid was ahead on the scoreboard almost constantly and

season, phase by phase. After registering the fewest victories of any

ended up celebrating its Final Four qualification on Maccabi’s floor,

regular season group winner and finishing second in the Top 16, Madrid

another first among still more. Maccabi had never been swept and had

was not merely the first team to reach the 2013 Turkish Airlines Final

never failed to win a home game in a playoff series, either. It has been

Four in London. In fact, since the playoffs were re-instated in 2005, no

nearly two decades since Real Madrid defeated Olympiacos Piraeus

team has been more dominant than Madrid was this season against no

in 1995 to win its eighth and last Euroleague title, still the most by

less an opponent than Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Madrid is among a very

any club. Two years have passed since Madrid was the team suffering

select group of teams among 36 best-of-three or best-of-five playoff

double-digit losses in the Final Four.

series over nine seasons to win all its games by double digits. It also set a record for the widest overall winning margin, 50 points, in a series.

This season’s Real Madrid came in ready to challenge and provided highlights all season long, from an opening night victory over

Game 1, in which Madrid trailed by 12 points in the second quarter, but

Panathinaikos to a seven-game winning streak into the Top 16. Come

won by 26, was Maccabi’s worst Euroleague defeat this century.

the playoffs, Coach Pablo Laso’s men not only rose to the occasion, but owned the moment. Now, Real Madrid is ready to decide whether the road to its ninth continental title passes through London.

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To open the season, Real Madrid downs Panathinaikos 85-78, starting a nine-game home-court winning streak. Rudy Fernandez, with 23 points, and Nikola Mirotic, with 18 plus 8 rebounds, set the tone for Madrid’s season.

In a clash for first place, Madrid needs overtime to beat mighty CSKA Moscow 86-78 and stay undefeated at 6-0 in the Top 16. Jaycee Carroll wows a sold-out crowd with his Euroleague career-high of 31 points.

In a critical game for home-court advantage in the playoffs, CSKA defeats Real Madrid 81-72, overcoming its previous eightpoint loss in the Spanish capital. Sonny Weems steps up with 21 points; Teodosic adds 17 and 7 assists.

In the third-highest scoring game of the Euroleague season, Madrid edges Zalgiris Kaunas on the road, 104-105, in overtime. Mirotic scores 31 points and makes 18 of 18 free throws, a new competition record.

Still needing home-court advantage in the playoffs, Madrid downs Anadolu Efes Istanbul 86-66 at home to finish second in Top 16 Group E. Sergio Llull leads five Madrid scorers in double digits with 16 points.


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Moments in time 1964: Madrid conquers a continent

1961

Real Madrid won its first Euroleague title on point differential in a two-way series against Spartak Brno of Czechoslovakia. Madrid downed Brno 84-64 at home in decisive Game 2 as Emiliano Rodriguez scored 28 points and Clifford Luyk added 25.

1963

Real Madrid again defeated Spartak Brno for the title, this time 98-95 in the single-game Euroleague final, to claim its fourth continental crown in five years. Miles Aiken paced the winners with 26 points, while Wayne Brabender scored 22. 1974: The Madrid-Varese rivalry

1969

In the first of their four title games between 1974 and 1978, Real Madrid edged perennial finalist Varese of Italy 84-82. Carmelo Cabrera came off the bench for 16 points added to 22 scored by Brabender as Madrid won its sixth continental crown. 1989: The Drazen Petrovic show

2006

In one of the best basketball games ever played, Real Madrid won an epic battle with Snaidero Caserta of Italy by 117-113 in overtime of the 1989 Saporta Cup final. Drazen Petrovic was unstoppable with 62 points – 11 in the extra period.

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1968: European domination

1995: Sabonis adds to Madrid’s legacy

2008

After a 14-year drought, Real Madrid claimed its eighth Euroleague title – still the all-time record – after rolling past Olympiacos of Greece 73-61 in the final. Arvydas Sabonis had 23 points and was voted MVP while Joe Arlauckas scored 16.

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Felipe Reyes In his ninth season wearing a Real Madrid uniform, power

In between, Reyes was a starter in the final as Spain won the

forward Felipe Reyes – with the emphasis on power – has come

gold medal at the 2006 World Championships in Japan, the

to define a great club’s determination to re-stake its claim among

highest accolade in the country’s rich basketball history. Reyes

the true elite of European basketball. Born into a basketball

remained a pillar as Spain collected EuroBasket gold medals in

family – his brother Alfonso played 142 games with the Spanish

2009 and 2011 – plus a silver in 2007 – as well as consecutive

national team – Reyes started his career with another Madrid

Olympic silver medals in 2008 and 2012. Reyes helped Madrid

club, Estudiantes. He helped Spain to win the European Junior

reach the Euroleague Final Four in 2011 and won another Copa

Championships in 1998 and the World Junior Championships

del Rey title last season.

in 1999, the same year in which he reached the Korac Cup final with Estudiantes.

Still a critical player for Madrid at age 33, Reyes has become top competitions, the Euroleague and the Eurocup. In London,

and the following season, at age 20, Reyes made his Euroleague

as a key veteran off the bench, Reyes has the chance to add the

debut. Reyes led Estudiantes to back-to-back ULEB Cup

only missing title in his long, very successful career by helping

semifinals in 2003 and 2004 before joining Madrid. By then, he

Madrid lift the Euroleague trophy for the first time in 18 years.

had already started a great run with the Spanish national team, winning a bronze medal at EuroBasket 2001 and getting silver at EuroBasket 2003. Reyes led Madrid to Spanish League titles in 2005 and 2007, the year in which he lifted the ULEB Cup trophy as team captain – the club’s last international trophy.

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one of the top five rebounders all-time in both of the continent’s In 2000, he and Estudiantes lifted Spain’s Copa del Rey trophy

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Pablo Laso The surname Laso has been linked to Spain’s basketball elite for longer than anyone can remember. Pepe Laso, a former Spanish national team player, was a first-division coach in the 1970s and the 1980s. His son Pablo started his professional career with Saski Baskonia – now Laboral Kutxa Vitoria – in 1984. In his 11 seasons with Baskonia, Laso helped the team take its first trophy ever, the Copa del Rey in 1995, and to reach back-to-back Saporta Cup finals in 1994 and 1995. Laso went on to play for Real Madrid, reaching the Euroleague Final Four in 1996 and winning the Saporta Cup in 1997. He later played for six more teams, including one season in Italy, in a 19-year pro career that he finished in 2003 as the Spanish League’s all-time leader in assists (2,896) and steals (1,219) – records he holds to this day. Laso has carried his own playing style into his coaching career, guiding teams that feature defensive pressure and share the ball. Laso started coaching with Castellon, in the Spanish third division, months after retiring as a player. He soon joined Valencia, but did not finish the 2004-05 season. His good work in Cantabria and San Sebastian, where he helped Lagun Aro gain promotion to Spain’s first division, led to Laso taking over Real Madrid’s bench in the summer of 2011. In his first season there, Laso marched Madrid to its first Copa del Rey title since 1993 and to the Spanish League finals. This season, Madrid has captured the attention of fans with its winning, fun-to-watch style. Laso’s team won its Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season group, finished second in the Top 16 and then orchestrated the only sweep of the playoffs. As such, Madrid is back to the Final Four for the second time in three years and Laso is ready to battle for Europe’s signature trophy. If he succeeds, Laso will write the biggest chapter in the book of a family that has been completely devoted to basketball for many decades.

club Legend

Emiliano Rodriguez Emiliano Rodriguez was one of the best European players of his generation as well as an unstoppable scorer and a gentleman like few others in basketball history. Born in 1937, Rodriguez started his career with Aismalibar, near Barcelona, and joined Real Madrid in 1960, soon taking its basketball section to new heights. Rodriguez led Real Madrid to its early European successes, winning four Euroleague titles in from 1964 to 1968 and reaching three other finals during the 1960s. Rodriguez totaled 59 points in two games against Spartak Brno to lead Madrid to its first-ever continental crown in 1964. He also won nine Spanish Cup titles and lifted 12 Spanish league trophies from 1961 to 1973. In short, Rodriguez was arguably the most successful European basketball player of the 1960s. In fact, Rodriguez averaged 23.6 points in the four Euroleague finals he won with Madrid and remains a basketball icon in Spain. Rodriguez also shined with the Spanish national team, taking part in 175 consecutive games. He played in seven EuroBaskets – earning MVP honors in 1963 – and two Olympic Games. His outstanding career matches his great sportsmanship. Upon his retirement in 1973, Rodriguez was awarded the prestigious Fair Play Award by UNESCO. He also received the FIBA Order of Merit in 1997. Chosen by Euroleague Basketball as one of the 50 greatest contributors to European club competitions in 2008 and enshrined in the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007, Rodriguez now works for Real Madrid as a presidential advisor in basketball.

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Entertainment

LOKS cheers The EFES Official Final Four dancers are the Loks, from Lokomotiv Kuban. The Loks have gained the chance to perform in London by winning the EFES Dance Square Off Contest, an on-line voting contest culminated with a live event held in Moscow, Russia, where a jury of professionals have crowned the Loks as the best European dance team of the year. The idea of LOKS was to create a young and stylish dance crew who performed both modern dance and acrobatics. After a huge advertising campaign we hired 18 dancers, skilled in different styles: popping, break dance, hip hop, vogue, jazz-funk and dancehall. Almost half of these dancers participated in international competitions and some of them are considered as top dancers in their category. This mixed crew was very well accepted by the fans of “Lokomotiv-Kuban” at the beginning of the season. It looked like everyone was waiting for winds of change in cheerleading and LOKS came at the right time.

Gandini Juggling

The Street Team

Created in 1992 by Sean Gandini and Kati Ylä-Hokkala, Gandini Juggling continues to be at the vanguard of contemporary circus, reinventing and reinvigorating juggling, celebrating this art in all its facets.

The Street Team is a collection of the best urban performers in the UK, It’s made up of world class Freestylers, Beatboxers, Breakdancers, DMC DJ’s & Freeruners that tour the world entertaining crowds at corporate functions & major sporting events

Having performed over 4,000 shows in 40 countries, the Gandinis continue to collaborate with many of the world’s leading artists. This ferociously prolific company is constantly creating new pieces that range from radically avantgarde juggling to family friendly entertainment.

The street team aim to engage, impress & amaze! So be ready for their entertaining performances on and around the court at the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four London!

Funky Town

Drums On Live!

Simon Hosannah and Mark Leonard are first and foremost big basketball fans which definitely comes across in their duties at major basketball events.

Drums On Live! is a musical project that was born in 2007 thanks to Echedey Molina and Carlos Sosa, two drum virtuosos with quite a professional background to their names. Their shows are characterized by a perfect fusion between their rhythms and electronic music, but most of all, these drummers stand out thanks to their vibrant setting, their energetic attitude and their powerful groove.

Both are thoroughly looking forward to being part of The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final 4. Mark said “having the opportunity to be part of Europes premier basketball competition is so exciting and to have it here in London and therefore giving the game more much needed exposure means a lot to us as we want British Basketball to thrive. We’ll do whatever we can to raise the profile of the game here and we can’t wait to sample the unique atmosphere!”

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Many of the team are world champions in their field & have also featured in many TV shows & Movies.

Drums On Live! can claim to have performed at the most prestigious clubs in the world, and the fact that they are residents at Ocean Club Marbella and Cavalli Club Dubai amongst others is simply proof of their success.


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CHANNELS (Live broadcast. Otherwise noted in GMT)

ERT, GREECE

DIGI SPORT, HUNGARY

SWEDEN, DENMARK, FINLAND

SOLAR, PHILIPPINES

BeTV, BELGIUM

ESPN3, USA

CANAL+, POLAND

EUROSPORT ASIA, ASIA PACIFIC

ESPN UK, UNITED KINGDOM

RMDTV, SPAIN

CCTV, CHINA

SPORTITALIA, ITALY

NOVASPORTS, GREECE

SPORT, ISRAEL

SPORT KLUB, SLOVENIA

SUPERSPORT, AFRICA

SPORT+, FRANCE

GUANDONGTV, CHINA

SPORT 1, GERMANY

I-CABLE, HONG KONG

SKYMEXICO, MEXICO

NTV+, RUSSIA

DIRECTV, SOUTH AMERICA

SPORTV, PORTUGAL

TV3, SPAIN

GMG, GEORGIA

SPORT KLUB, CROATIA

DIGI SPORT, ROMANIA

LETV, CHINA

AL JAZEERA, MIDDLE EAST**

SPORT 1 NED, NETHERLANDS SPORT 24, IN FLIGHT

NBATV, USA

VIASAT BALTIC, LITHUANIA, LETONIA, ESTONIA, NORWAY,

TEN SPORTS, INDIA

SETANTA, Africa*:

Non Exclusive:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo Democratic Republic, Congo Republic, Ivory Coast, Cape Verde, Chad, Central African Republic, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, St Helena, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe AL JAZEERA, Middle East**:

SPORT KLUB, SERBIA

Andorra, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland, Angola, Bénin, Bostwana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast , Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, , Mauritius, Cap Verde islands, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Uganda, Rwanda, Sénegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Chad, Togo, Zambie Zimbawe, Guinea Conakry, Sao Tomé, Swaziland, Comoro, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Zanzibar.

DIRECTV, South America****

Algeria; Morocco; Bahrain; Oman; Chad; Palestine; Djibouti; Qatar; Egypt; Saudi Arabia; Iran; Somalia; Iraq; Sudan; Jordan; Syria; Kuwait; Tunisia; Lebannon; UAE; Lybia; Yemen; Mauritania CANAL +, France***:

Exclusive: France, Monaco, Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guyane, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Réunion, New Caledonia, Wallis & Futuna, French Polynesia, Mayotte.

Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Grenada,, Guyana, Paraguay, Suriname, Trinidad y Tobago, Uruguay, Brazil, Venezuela, Jamaica, Haiti, Domincian Republic

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With the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four around

A large number of fun and family-friendly activities will be held at

the corner, Euroleague Basketball is proud to present the events

the Fan Zone during three entire days to make it, as it was already

comprising its biggest fan zone ever organized at Londonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s iconic

mentioned, the biggest Euroleague Fan Zone to date thanks to the

Trafalgar Square from the 10th to the 12th of May.

contribution of the city of London and sponsors such as Turkish

Being the first major international club basketball event to be hosted in the United Kingdom, the Final Four, through the Turkish Airlines Fan Zone, will bring the Euroleague experience closer to fans while

Airlines, adidas, Efes Pilsener, VTB Arena, Intersport and Spalding. The Fan Zone will be open to the public during the entire weekend and access is free of charge.

offering international fans the opportunity to leverage their Final

The Turkish Airlines Fan Zone will include a number of different areas

Four experience right at the heart of the city.

in which a large array of activities will be organized throughout the weekend. These areas are the Turkish Airlines Central Court, the VTB Arena Satellite Courts, the VTB Arena Just Hoops Area and the Efes Sports Bar and Dance Square.

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11:00 - 19:00

FAN ZONE

11:00 - 11:10

OPENING CEREMONY

Trafalgar Square

11:10 - 11:50

UNIFIED GAME BETWEEN: SPECIAL OLYMPICS, EUROLEAGUE AND UEFA LEGENDS

11:10 - 13:30

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST 1

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

12:50 - 13:30

WHEELCHAvIR BASKETBALL GAME

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

13:40 - 13:50

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST FINAL 1

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

13:50 - 14:50

TURKISH AIRLINES SKILLS DEMONSTRATION

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

13:50 - 14:50

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST 2

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

15:00 - 15:10

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST FINAL 2

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

15:10 - 16:10

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Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

15:10 - 16:10

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST 3

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

16:20 - 16:30

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST FINAL 3

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

16:30 - 16:40

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST GRAND FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

16:30 - 19:00

GENERAL SHOOTAROUND

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

18:00 - 18:20

TURKISH AIRLINES SLAM DUNK CONTEST

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

18:20 - 18:30

AWARDS CEREMONY

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

11:00 - 19:00

FAN ZONE

Trafalgar Square

11:10 - 12:40

BBL PROJ3KT 3on3

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

11:10 - 13:40

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

12:50 - 13:10

BBL PROMO ACTIVITY

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

13:10 - 13:20

BBL PROJ3KT 3on3: GROUP A SEMI FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A

13:10 - 13:20

BBL PROJ3KT 3on3: GROUP B SEMI FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court B

13:20 - 13:30

BBL PROJ3KT 3on3 FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

13:30 - 13:40

BBL PROJ3KT 3on3 AWARDS

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

13:40 - 13:50

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

13:50 - 14:00

EFES CHEERLEADER SHOW

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

13:50 - 18:20

adidas 3 on 3

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

15:00 - 15:20

TURKISH AIRLINES SLAM DUNK CONTEST 1

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

15:00 - 16:00

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

16:00 - 16:10

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

16:10 - 16:30

TURKISH AIRLINES SLAM DUNK CONTEST 2

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

16:30 - 17:30

TURKISH AIRLINES SKILLS DEMONSTRATION

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

18:00 - 18:10

INTRO NIJT PLAYERS

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

18:10 - 18:30

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST NIJT + 2 WINNERS

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

18:20 - 19:00

VTB ARENA SHOOT AROUND

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

18:40 - 19:00

TURKISH AIRLINES SLAM DUNK CONTEST NIJT + 2 WINNERS

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

11:00 - 19:00

FAN ZONE

Trafalgar Square Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

11:10 - 12:00

TURKISH AIRLINES SKILLS DEMONSTRATION

11:10 - 14:00

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

12:00 - 14:00

adidas 3 on 3, QUARTERFINALS

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

14:00 - 14:10

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST FINAL 1

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

14:10 - 16:10

adidas 3 on 3, SEMIFINALS

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

14:10 - 16:10

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

16:10 - 16:20

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST FINAL 2

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

16:20 - 19:00

VTB ARENA GENERAL SHOOT AROUND

VTB Arena Satellite Court 1-2

16:20 - 16:50

TURKISH AIRLINES SLAM DUNK CONTEST

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

16:50 - 17:10

adidas 3 on 3, WOMEN FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

17:10 - 17:30

adidas 3 on 3, JUNIOR FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

17:30 - 17:50

adidas 3 on 3, MEN FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

17:50 - 18:10

adidas 3 on 3, AWARD CEREMONY

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

18:10 - 18:20

VTB ARENA THREE-POINT CONTEST GRAND FINAL

Turkish Airlines Central Court A-B

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Sunday, May 12

Saturday, May 11

Friday, May 10

Schedule of activities

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Junior Tournament

THURSDAY MAY 9TH – SUNDAY MAY 12TH, 2013

Nike International Junior Tournament With the objective of growing basketball globally together,

and China to help encourage the growth of the sport in those

Euroleague Basketball and Nike are pleased to confirm the

countries. For both Team China and Barcelona, this will be a

participation of the eight clubs that will compete for the 2013

third consecutive year at the NIJT. Lietuvos Rytas is back to

Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament

defend its 2012 NIJT crown. Crvena Zvezda and 2010 winner

trophy. The 11th annual NIJT, held in conjunction with the

INSEP have made multiple past appearances, while Joventut,

Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, runs from Thursday, May

Spars and Team England will compete for the first time.

9 to Sunday, May 12, 2013 in London, United Kingdom. The final to crown Europe’s junior champions will be contested at The

For more than a decade, the NIJT has exemplified the long-

O2 on the same court where some hours later the Euroleague

term commitment that Nike and Euroleague Basketball have to

champion will be crowned. The NIJT features four teams that

showcase young basketball talents who may someday become

secured their places via qualifying tournaments held during the

stars. As such, the NIJT alumni club is becoming a who’s who of

season and four wildcards.

European basketball stars. Many players who participated in previous events can be seen on Turkish Airlines Euroleague and

OKK Spars Sarajevo of Bosnia and Herzegovina advanced from

Eurocup rosters.

the Torneo Città di Roma; Club Joventut Badalona of Spain made it through the Torneig Junior Ciutat de L’Hospitalet; Lietuvos

The group stages of the NIJT will be played from Thursday to

Rytas Vilnius of Lithuania was the champion at the Euroleague 5

Saturday at The London Soccerdome, located in front of The O2.

6 Junior Qualifying Tournament Inter RAO Lietuva; and Crvena 13 7 Zvezda Telekom Belgrade of Serbia qualified from the NIJT 9 Classification Tournament Belgrade. Joining them will be FC 10 12 Barcelona Regal of Spain, INSEP Paris of France, Team China and 14 Team 15 England. 8 11

The NIJT final is the traditional start to a fantastic Sunday at

In line with Euroleague Basketball’s strategic goals, wildcard

season featured 34 different teams in the challenge to become

spots were awarded to the under-18 national teams of England

junior champs of Europe.

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the Euroleague Final Four weekend. Fans have free admission to all games including the final, giving a unique opportunity to those who do not have Final Four tickets to see the arena from the inside. At the start of its second decade, the Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament has this


Competition System

Game Schedule

The eight participating teams were randomly drawn into two groups of four teams.

DATE

TIME

TEAM A

TEAM B

Each team will play a total of three games against the opponents in their groups. The

THU 9TH 14:00

LIETUVOS RYTAS

JOVENTUT BADALONA

1st placed team from each group will play each other in the Final.

THU 9TH 14:45

TEAM CHINA

CRVENA ZVEZDA

THU 9TH 16:15

OKK SPARS SARAJEVO

INSEP PARIS

THU 9TH 17:00

FC BARCELONA REGAL

TEAM ENGLAND

FRI 10TH 11:00

LIETUVOS RYTAS

TEAM CHINA

FRI 10TH 11:45

JOVENTUT BADALONA

CRVENA ZVEZDA

FRI 10TH 13:15

OKK SPARS SARAJEVO

FC BARCELONA REGAL

FRI 10TH 14:00

INSEP PARIS

TEAM ENGLAND

Groups Composition GROUP A

GROUP B

SAT 11TH 11:00

TEAM CHINA

JOVENTUT BADALONA

LIETUVOS RYTAS VILNIUS

OKK SPARS SARAJEVO

SAT 11TH 11:45

CRVENA ZVEZDA

LIETUVOS RYTAS

TEAM CHINA

FC BARCELONA REGAL

SAT 11TH 13:15

FC BARCELONA REGAL

INSEP PARIS

CLUB JOVENTUT BADALONA

INSEP PARIS

SAT 11TH 14:00

TEAM ENGLAND

OKK SPARS SARAJEVO

CRVENA ZVEZDA TELEKOM BELGRADE

TEAM ENGLAND

SUN 12TH 1 2:00

1ST PLACE GROUP A

1ST PLACE GROUP B

CRVENA ZVEZDA

HEIGHT

REBIC, N. VORKAPIC, P. GUDURIC, M. JOVANOVIC, V. SKOKNIC, P. LAZAREVIC, S. DUKANOVIC, B. KAPLANOVIC, D. RISTIC, D. TEJIC, M. RAKICEVIC, N. NIKOLIC, S.

188 194 197 183 184 198 196 209 211 209 198 197

FC BARCELONA regal POS G G G G G F G C C C G G

LIETUVOS RYTAS 4 5 10 13 14 15 16 21 22 32 43 44 45 12

HEIGHT

KUMELIS, D. SULIAUSKAS, A. POGUZINSKAS, D. KAZJANIN, E. ZALALIS, G. PIPIRAS, R. GANAS, L. BRAZAUSKAS, G. MINIOTAS, R. MOTIEJUNAS, L. VAITULIONIS, B. GIGA, N. ZUPKAUSKAS, A. VAITULIONIS, B.

188 180 198 190 205 203 186 195 205 190 196 208 180 196

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17

LOPEZ, L. MARTINEZ, D. MOIX, I. GARCIA, M. MOIX, X. HEZONJA, M. CAMI, P. CANTENYS, A. ALIC, A. HAKANSON, L. TRIGINER, A. ANDRADE, F. DRASKOVIC, M.

HEIGHT

POS

207 201 186 197 187 200 161 199 200 190 196 205 211

C C G F G F G F F G F C C

INSEP PARIS 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

OKK SPARS SARAJEVO POS G G F G C F G F C G C C G G

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

HEIGHT

POS

ZAHIRAGIC,A. 188 G NIKOLIC, A. 188 G PETKOVIC, D. 194 G DURAK, A. 188 G FERHATBEGOVIC, M . 198 F PILAVDZIC, M. 195 G SMAJLOVIC, F. 201 F PIRIC, A. 209 C JAHIC, A. 197 G BUZA, N. 203 G BASIC, R. 208 C SALIC, D. 210 C

HEIGHT

ORY, E. GOMBAULD, S. PONTENS, C. INGLIS, D.

178 201 189 201 ELIEZER VANEROT, C. 198 PAQUENTIN, A. 210 FEDENSIEU, E. 204 YAO DELON, O. 196 SMOCK, Y. 203 RIGOT, P. 201 PAOLETTI, L. 200 LAPORAL, L. 201

JOVENTUT BADALONA POS G F G F F C F G F F F C

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16

team china 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17

XU, Y. LUO, H. YANG, J. WU, Q. JIANG, K. HENG, Y. LIU, Z. LI, J. ZHAO, R. GAO, S. SHAO, Y. LAI, J. XIA, R. ZHAO, T.

GOMILA, G. COSTA, S. ABALDE, A. GUALLAR, F. FONOLLA, M. ASSALIT, X. SANS, A. IRIARTE, D. NOGUES, J. KWAZEMA, A. GONZALEZ, E. BAUZA, M.

HEIGHT

POS

189 191 198 203 191 188 194 205 202 204 199 203

F G G C F G G F F C C C

TEAM ENGLAND

HEIGHT

POS

186 188 190 190 190 192 192 195 196 198 200 204 206 208

G G G G G F F F F F F C C C

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15

DANG, J. McSWIGGAN, D. NELSON, L. LAUTIER, D. ISAACS, T. MEAD, B. ORIJA, D. OKROS, T. OKOROH, K. LAWSON, B. MARTIN, T. KAVELL, B.

HEIGHT

POS

195 199 190 183 180 201 194 200 216 209 198 203

G G G G G F G F C F F F

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The City of

LONDON London, being the world’s most-visited city, offers an endless amount of things to see, places to visit and experiences to live. From the infamous Buckingham Palace, Madame Tussauds or the recently renamed Elizabeth Tower (commonly known as Big Ben), to landmark sports venues such as Wembley Stadium or Wimbledon’s All-England Club. However, apart from the more traditional sites to visit, London is extremely rich with attractions serving most people’s tastes and needs. We present to you some of the classic as well as the not-so-classic attractions of the British capital.

THE BRITISH MUSEUM

THE LONDON EYE

HYDE PARK

CAMDEN TOWN

Founded in 1753, it became the world’s first national public museum. The museum’s collection of works – amongst the largest in existence and coming from all corners of the world – is a historical representation of humankind, its story and evolution. The museum is open daily and entrance is free of charge.

Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel, The London Eye, is located on the banks of the River Thames and is the United Kingdom’s most visited paid tourist attraction. It is seen as a London landmark providing visitors with the city’s second highest public viewing point. It was open to the public in March 2000 reaching 30 million visitors within a little over 8 years. There are different ticket categories ranging from standard entrance to private capsules accompanied by dinner and champagne.

If English spring allows it, a walk through Hyde Park – one of the Royal Parks of London – is a must. The Park opens from 5:00 am until midnight all year round and is home to a variety of attractions and activities such as the concerts of the Barclaycard British Summer Time, the Diana Memorial Fountain or boating and swimming in the Serpentine River amongst many others. Hyde Park is thus an ideal place to spend a nice London spring day.

Camden Town is a district of North West London strongly associated with alternative culture and music venues as well as internationally renowned markets. On weekends, the markets attract large numbers of visitors who have the opportunity to purchase all kinds of goods such as fashion items, books, food, music, antiques and much more. Camden Town is also attractive for its buildings, its vibrant multicultural atmosphere and its live music making it a unique part of London that needs to be seen. Camden Town Tube Station, Camden High Street, London NW1 8NH

British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Hyde Park, London W2 2UH Riverside Bldg, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Rd, London SE1 7PB

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