By Lefteris Moutis/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Eurohoops presents the complete review of the playoffs in the best European leagues (Spanish, Turkish, German, Italian and French) this weekend highlighting the Top scorer, the top win, the worst loss, the biggest fall and a tip during the last five days.
Jerome Dyson (Sassari, Italy)
28 points (3/7 free throws, 5/10 2p., 5/10 3p.) in Sassari’s win over R. Emilia 94-90
The biggest win
Karsiyaka made history
Karsiyaka won their first title after 28 years defeating Fenerbahce (3-1 wins) in the semifinals and Efes (4-1 wins) in the finals. The team from Smyrna achieved this huge feat with a small budget, eleventh in the Turkish championship, under the guidance of Ufuk Sarica and a few Americans that catapulted their value.
The worst defeat
Steps back for Bayern
Bamberg returned to the top in Germany, after losing the reigns for one year, last season, from Bayern. The rich team from Munich finished third in the regular season, passed Alba’s hurdle who had the home advantage, but couldn’t make it against Bamberg and completed a mediocre year.
The biggest fall
Barcelona away from home disappears
In this year’s playoffs in the Euroleague and the Spanish championship, Barcelona have won away from home only Badalona in the first round. They lost both games in Piraeus to Olympiacos in the Euroleague playoffs, both games in Malaga in the semifinals and both games in Madrid in the finals. In order to extend their finals series they have to win both games in Barcelona against Real. Can they do it? No team in Spain has ever managed a complete reversal from 0-2.
Limoges establish themselves
Limoges won their second championship in a row, something that is “unheard of” in the French championship, where the title changes hands constantly. The “Limougeauds” won the title again and secured a place in next year’s Euroleague.