Turkish Airlines Euroleague
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Tel Aviv 2004
Qualifying Rounds 2012
NIKE International Junior Tournament
Reds fall to Barcelona in the Final
Regal FC Barcelona is the 2010 Euroleague champion! Barca downed Olympiacos 86-68 in the final before a packed house at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in the French capital to win its second Euroleague crown. Juan Carlos Navarro, the only remaining player from Barcelona’s 2003 Euroleague-winning squad, was named Final Four MVP after leading the charge with 21 points. Pete Mickeal added 14 and Fran Vazquez set a title game record with 4 blocked shots as the Barcelona defense limited the top scoring team in the Euroleague this season to 68 points, matching its season low.
Four times previously in his Euroleague career, with four different teams, point guard Scoonie Penn tried to make it to the Final Four. But with Cibona Zagreb, Scavolini Pesaro, Efes Pilsen Istanbul and Olympiacos Piraeus, Now, in his second go-round with Olympiacos, the promised land has been reached and Penn will be in Paris this week fighting for the Euroleague trophy.
A 21st-century basketball original, Theo Papaloukas will be making a record-tying eighth consecutive Final Four appearance in Paris to end a decade in which he became one of the game's great playmakers and arguably its best sixth men ever. Papaloukas has filled his remarkable story with trophies.
A remarkably strong and consistent season for Olympiacos Piraeus has the Reds just where they wanted to be: in Paris for springtime, within striking distance of its second Euroleague crown, ready to pounce on their season-long goal, a trophy ceremony at center court in Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy!
With legions of loyal fans and ambitious management, Olympiacos is hard at work trying to bring back its glory days as a continental powerhouse. A club that knows the meaning of persistence, Olympiacos will be ready to show in Paris where all that effort leads - to the winners' podium!
One of the most recognizable players on any Euroleague court is Olympiacos big man Sofoklis Schortsanitis, whose wide body and dancing feet make him a marvel to watch playing. In his fifth Euroleague season at age 24, Schortsanitis this season has taken on a major role with the Reds.
"Everybody talks of Partizan as a surprise in terms of making it to the Final Four. I think it is boring to keep calling them a surprise. They have beaten all the best teams in Europe to get here, like Panathinaikos, the last champ, and like Barca, the team with the best record this season... And they beat us, too!"
Very few men reach the top of their sport as both players and coaches, but Olympiacos boss Panagiotis Giannakis is one of them. Having won hearts all across Greece as a player for two of the country's most successful teams - not to mention the first to win a European title - he is now trying to conquer a new continental trophy for a third signature club, Olympiacos.
Olympiacos arrives to its second consecutive Final Four and has the chance to win its first Euroleague title since 1997. The Reds matched their high expectations this season by playing attractive, fun-to-watch basketball.
Milos Teodosic, January MVP
Although he's the second-youngest Sportingbet MVP of the Month in the five-year history of the award, Milos Teodosic of Olympiacos certainly understands where he stands. His self-confidence was already bursting from an unexpected silver medal with Serbia in last summer's European Championships.
As a few other players of his generation, Olympiacos star Linas Kleiza has grown up between two basketball cultures. His parents, who are artists, left Lithuania for New York in the mid-1990s, while young Linas stayed behind to live with his grandparents and nurture his budding basketball career.
Reds recover in Gdynia to advance to Final Four
Olympiacos celebrated a return to the Final Four for the second year in a row after seeing off Asseco Prokom 70-86 to win their best-of-five series 3-1. After winning Game 3 at home, Prokom remained a pesky opponent and never gave up, climbing from down 20 to within 7 points in the fourth quarter.
Road to Paris: Olympiacos
- April 7, 2010
Sportingbet MVP of the Month for January: Milos Teodosic
- February 1, 2010
Regal FC Barcelona
NIKE International Junior Tournament
SEMIFINALS, May 7:
Partizan 80-83 OT Olympiacos
FINAL, May 9:
Regal FC Barcelona 86-68 Olympiacos
FINAL FOUR TEAMS
REGAL FC BARCELONA
TEAM SLIDE SHOW