2006-07 Euroleague
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2006%E2%80%9307 Euroleague
Euroleague
Athens Olympic Indoor Hall - exterior.jpg
The Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens hosted the Final Four
Competition details
Teams 24
Dates October 24, 2006 - May 6, 2007
Final positions
Champions Greece Panathinaikos (4th title)
Runners-up Russia CSKA Moscow
Third place Spain Unicaja
Fourth place Spain Tau Cerámica
Awards
MVP Greece Theo Papaloukas
Final Four MVP Greece Dimitris Diamantidis
Statistical leaders
Points Spain Juan Carlos Navarro 16.8 (Top Scorer)
Serbia Igor Rako?evi? 16.2
(Alphonso Ford Trophy)
Rebounds United States Tanoka Beard
9.9
Assists Greece Theo Papaloukas
5.4
2005-06

The 2006-07 Euroleague was the 7th season of the professional basketball competition for elite clubs throughout Europe, organised by Euroleague Basketball Company, and it was the 50th season of the premier competition for European men's clubs overall. The season featured 24 competing teams from 13 different countries.

The competition began on October 24, 2006, at the Olympic Pavilion in Badalona, Spain, with Panathinaikos winning 82-79 against DKV Joventut. The final of the competition was held on May 6, 2007, in the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece, the home court of Panathinaikos, with Panathinaikos defeating the defending champions, CSKA Moscow, by a score of 93-91.

Teams

As announced on the official Euroleague site.

Key to colors
     Champion
     Runner-up
     Third place
     Fourth place
     Eliminated in Quarterfinals
     Eliminated in Last 16
     Eliminated in the regular season

Regular season

The first phase was a regular season, in which the competing teams were drawn into three groups, each containing eight teams. Each team played every other team in its group at home and away, resulting in 14 games for each team in the first stage. The top 5 teams in each group and the best sixth-placed team advanced to the next round. The complete list of tiebreakers was provided in the lead-in to the Regular Season results.

If one or more clubs were level on won-lost record, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  2. Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  3. Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs were not in the same group)
  4. Points scored in all group matches
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match
Key to colors
     Top five places in each group, plus highest-ranked sixth-place team, advanced to Top 16

Group A

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Spain Tau Cerámica 14 12 2 1165 1025 +140
2. Russia Dynamo Moscow 14 10 4 1100 1032 +68
3. Greece Olympiacos 14 10 4 1165 1112 +53
4. Turkey Efes Pilsen 14 8 6 1081 1031 +50
5. Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 14 5 9 1021 1063 -42
6. Italy Climamio Bologna 14 5 9 1115 1176 -61
7. France Le Mans Sarthe 14 4 10 985 1041 -56
8. Germany RheinEnergie Köln 14 2 12 1032 1184 -152

Group B

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaikos 14 11 3 1128 1036 +92
2. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 14 8 6 1230 1177 +53
3. Spain DKV Joventut 14 7 7 1112 1049 +63
4. Spain Unicaja 14 7 7 1001 1085 -84
5. Italy Lottomatica Roma 14 6 8 1027 1044 -17
6. Serbia Partizan 14 6 8 1100 1093 +7
7. Croatia Cibona VIP 14 6 8 1113 1141 -28
8. Slovenia Union Olimpija 14 5 9 1038 1124 -86

Group C

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 14 13 1 1079 912 +167
2. Spain Winterthur FC Barcelona 14 9 5 1093 1032 +61
3. Italy Benetton Treviso 14 8 6 1021 989 +32
4. France Pau-Orthez 14 7 7 1059 1070 -11
5. Greece Aris TT Bank 14 6 8 971 1013 -42
6. Italy Eldo Napoli 14 6 8 1032 1093 -61
7. Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 14 5 9 1044 1088 -44
8. Lithuania ?algiris 14 2 12 1062 1164 -102

Top 16

The surviving teams were divided into four groups of four teams each, and again a round robin system was adopted, resulting in 6 games each, with the two top teams advancing to the quarterfinals. Tiebreakers were identical to those used in the Regular Season.

The draw was held February 5, at 13:00 CET (1200 UTC) in Barcelona, in accordance with Euroleague rules.[1]

The teams were placed into four pools, as follows:

Level 1: The three group winners, plus the top-ranked second-place team

Level 2: The remaining second-place teams, plus the top two third-place teams

Level 3: The remaining third-place team, plus the three fourth-place teams

Level 4: The fifth-place teams, plus the top ranked sixth-place team

Each Top 16 group included one team from each pool. The draw was conducted under the following restrictions:

  1. No more than two teams from the same Regular Season group could be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  2. No more than two teams from the same country could be placed in the same Top 16 group.
  3. If there is a conflict between these two restrictions, (1) would receive priority.

Another draw was held to determine the order of fixtures. In the case of two teams from the same city in the Top 16 (CSKA Moscow and Dynamo Moscow, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, FC Barcelona and Joventut Badalona) they were scheduled so that every week only one team would be at home.

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advanced to quarterfinals

Group D

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Spain Tau Cerámica 6 6 0 541 433 +108
2. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 6 4 2 463 478 -15
3. Italy Lottomatica Roma 6 1 5 416 468 -52
4. France Pau-Orthez 6 1 5 470 511 -41

Group E

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 6 6 0 475 376 +99
2. Greece Olympiacos 6 3 3 451 450 +1
3. Serbia Partizan 6 2 4 432 474 -42
4. Spain DKV Joventut 6 1 5 407 465 -58

Group F

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Greece Panathinaikos 6 5 1 501 428 +73
2. Spain Winterthur FC Barcelona 6 4 2 498 455 +43
3. Turkey Efes Pilsen 6 2 4 416 458 -42
4. Poland Prokom Trefl Sopot 6 1 5 404 478 -74

Group G

Team Pld W L PF PA Diff
1. Spain Unicaja 6 4 2 448 442 +6
2. Russia Dynamo Moscow 6 4 2 428 435 -7
3. Italy Benetton Treviso 6 3 3 439 428 +11
4. Greece Aris TT Bank 6 1 5 451 461 -10

*Unicaja won the group over Dynamo Moscow. The teams split their regular-season matches, but Unicaja scored 5 more points head-to-head.

Quarterfinals

Each quarterfinal was a best-of-three series between a first-place team in the Top 16 and a second-place team from a different group, with the first-place team receiving home advantage. Quarterfinals were played on April 3 and 5, 2007, with third games to be played April 12 if necessary.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Tau Cerámica Spain 2-0 Greece Olympiacos 84-59 95-89 {{{8}}}
CSKA Moscow Russia 2-1 Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 80-58 56-68 92-71
Panathinaikos Greece 2-0 Russia Dynamo Moscow 80-58 73-65 {{{8}}}
Unicaja Spain 2-1 Spain Winterthur FC Barcelona 91-75 58-80 67-64

Final four

Semifinals

May 4, Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Unicaja Spain 50-62 Russia CSKA Moscow
Panathinaikos Greece 67-53 Spain Tau Cerámica

3rd place game

May 6, Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Unicaja Spain 76-74 Spain Tau Cerámica

Final

May 6, Olympic Indoor Hall, Athens

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Panathinaikos Greece 93-91 Russia CSKA Moscow
2006-07 Euroleague
Champions
Greece
Panathinaikos
4th Title

Final standings

Final Four 2007 MVP

Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos)

Individual statistics

Rating

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1. Croatia Nikola Vuj?i? Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 22 478 21.73
2. Greece Lazaros Papadopoulos Russia Dynamo Moscow 17 345 20.29
3. United States Eric Campbell France Le Mans Sarthe 14 266 19.00

Points

Rank Name Team Games Rating PPG
1. Spain Juan Carlos Navarro
(Top Scorer)
Spain Winterthur FC Barcelona 22 369 16.77
2. Serbia Igor Rako?evi?
(Alphonso Ford Trophy)
Spain Tau Cerámica 22 357 16.23
3. Israel David Blu Italy Climamio Bologna 14 224 16.00

Rebounds

Rank Name Team Games Rating RPG
1. United States Tanoka Beard Lithuania ?algiris 14 138 9.86
2. United States James Thomas Italy Climamio Bologna 13 128 9.85
3. United States Brent Wright Croatia Cibona VIP 14 112 8.00

Assists

Rank Name Team Games Rating APG
1. Greece Theo Papaloukas Russia CSKA Moscow 25 135 5.40
2. Argentina Pablo Prigioni Spain Tau Cerámica 23 108 4.70
3. Greece Nikos Zisis Italy Benetton Treviso 20 86 4.30

Other Stats

Category Name Team Games Stat
Steals per game Spain Ricky Rubio Spain DKV Joventut 16 3.19
Blocks per game United States Marcus Haislip Turkey Efes Pilsen 20 1.75
Turnovers per game United States Brent Wright Croatia Cibona VIP 14 3.14
Fouls drawn per game Greece Lazaros Papadopoulos Russia Dynamo Moscow 17 6.06
Minutes per game Croatia Davor Kus Croatia Cibona VIP 14 34:28
2FG% Greece Ioannis Bourousis Greece Olympiacos 19 0.764
3FG% Israel David Blu Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 14 0.533
FT% United States Trajan Langdon Russia CSKA Moscow 25 0.924

Game highs

Awards

Euroleague 2006-07 MVP

Euroleague 2006-07 Final Four MVP

Euroleague 2006-07 Finals Top Scorer

All-Euroleague Team 2006-07

[2]

*A tie resulted in the voting for the best point guard of the season, between Dimitris Diamantidis and Theo Papaloukas. Consequently, the 2006-07 All-Euroleague First Team included six players.

Rising Star

Best Defender

Top Scorer (Alphonso Ford Trophy)

Top Scorer (Points Per Game leader)

Coach of the Year (Alexander Gomelsky Award)

Club Executive of the Year

  • Spain Juan Manuel Rodríguez ( Spain Unicaja )

Regular season

Top 16

Playoffs

MVP of the Month

Month Player Team
November 2006 United States Mike Batiste Greece Panathinaikos
December 2006 Argentina Luis Scola Spain Tau Ceramica
January 2007 Greece Lazaros Papadopoulos Russia Dynamo Moscow
February 2007 Slovenia Matja? Smodi? Russia CSKA Moscow
March 2007 Puerto Rico Daniel Santiago Spain Unicaja
April 2007 Lithuania Ram?nas ?i?kauskas Greece Panathinaikos

References and notes

  1. ^ "Euroleague Basketball Top 16 Draw procedures". Euroleague. 2007-01-30. Archived from the original on 2 February 2007. Retrieved 2007.
  2. ^ http://www.euroleague.net/news/i/12172/180/all-euroleague-team-mvp-announced

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External links


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