2018 EuroCup Finals

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2018 EuroCup Finals
Event2017–18 EuroCup Basketball
First leg
Date10 April 2018 (2018-04-10)
VenueBasket-Hall, Krasnodar
MVPScottie Wilbekin
Attendance7,124
Second leg
Date13 April 2018 (2018-04-13)
VenueVolkswagen Arena, Istanbul
Attendance5,240
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The 2018 EuroCup Finals were the concluding games of the 2017–18 EuroCup season, the 16th season of Europe's secondary club basketball tournament organised by Euroleague Basketball, the tenth season since it was renamed from the ULEB Cup to the EuroCup, and the second season under the title sponsorship name of 7DAYS. The first leg was played at the Basket-Hall in Krasnodar, Russia, on 10 April 2018, the second leg wil be played at the Volkswagen Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, on 13 April 2018 and the third leg, if necessary, would played at the Basket-Hall in Krasnodar, Russia, on 16 April 2018, between Russian side Lokomotiv Kuban and Turkish side Darüşşafaka.

It was the first ever Finals appearance ever in any European competition of Darüşşafaka[1] and it the second ever final appearance in EuroCup for Lokomotiv Kuban, who ended third two seasons ago in the Euroleague and arrived to the finals with a perfect balance of 20 wins in 20 matches.[2] However, the firsts beat the Russian by 2–0 in the best-of-three series achieving also the qualification to the 2018–19 EuroLeague.

Venues[edit]

Krasnodar
2018 EuroCup Finals (Europe)
Istanbul
Basket-Hall Volkswagen Arena
Capacity: 7,500 Capacity: 5,240
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Road to the Finals[edit]

Note: In the table, the score of the finalist is given first (H = home; A = away).

Russia Lokomotiv Kuban Round Turkey Darüşşafaka
1st place (10–0) (Group C) Regular season 1st place (8–2) (Group A)
1st place (6–0) (Group G) Top 16 2nd place (5–1) (Group E)
Opponent Series 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg Playoffs Opponent Series 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Spain Herbalife Gran Canaria 2–0 79–74 (H) 80–58 (A) Quarterfinals Montenegro Budućnost VOLI 2–0 57–54 (H) 78–71 (A)
Italy Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 2–0 82–65 (H) 79–69 (A) Semifinals Germany Bayern Munich 2–0 76–74 (H) 87–83 (H)

First leg[edit]

10 April 2018 Lokomotiv Kuban Russia 78–810(OT)
(Series: 0–1)
Turkey Darüşşafaka Krasnodar
19:00 Scoring by quarter: 14–15, 21–16, 17–18, 20–23Overtime: 6–9
Pts: Kulagin 18
Rebs: Lacey 7
Asts: Kulagin 7
PIR: Kulagin 24
Boxscore Pts: Wilbekin 24
Rebs: Cummings 8
Asts: Sant-Roos, Wilbekin 5
PIR: Cummings 25
Arena: Basket-Hall
Attendance: 7,124
Referees: Damir Javor (SLO), Emilio Pérez Pizarro (ESP), Rain Peerandi (EST)


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 13 Russia Dmitry Khvostov 0 0 0
SG 7 United States Trevor Lacey 5 7 0
SF 1 United States Mardy Collins 14 7 4
PF 10 Russia Vladimir Ivlev 0 0 0
C 41 United States Brian Qvale 6 3 0
Reserves:
PF 2 Russia Pavel Antipov 3 1 0
PG 3 Liberia Joe Ragland 10 5 2
SG 4 Russia Evgeny Baburin DNP
PF 12 Russia Stanislav Ilnitskiy 0 0 0
C 15 United States Virgin Islands Frank Elegar 9 6 0
SG 19 United States Chris Babb 13 2 1
SG 24 Russia Dmitry Kulagin 18 6 7
Head coach:
Serbia Saša Obradović
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Lokomotiv Statistics[3] Darüşşafaka
19/48 (39.6%) 2-pt field goals 23/38 (60.5%)
10/25 (40%) 3-pt field goals 6/21 (28.6%)
10/13 (76.9%) Free throws 17/27 (63%)
21 Offensive rebounds 11
24 Defensive rebounds 25
45 Total rebounds 36
14 Assists 18
9 Turnovers 7
4 Steals 6
2 Blocks 7
24 Fouls 18
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Scottie Wilbekin 24 3 5
SG 23 Cuba Howard Sant-Roos 7 2 5
SF 13 Turkey Okben Ulubay 5 1 0
PF 25 United States JaJuan Johnson 7 7 1
C 50 Nigeria Michael Eric 0 2 2
Reserves:
PF 0 United States Stanton Kidd 9 3 1
SG 3 Turkey Kartal Özmızrak 0 0 0
SG 5 Turkey Muhammed Baygul 2 3 0
C 9 Turkey Emircan Koşut DNP
PG 12 United States Will Cummings 19 8 3
PG 18 Turkey Doğuş Özdemiroğlu 0 0 0
C 19 Turkey Furkan Aldemir 8 5 1
Head coach:
Israel David Blatt

Second leg[edit]

13 April 2018 Darüşşafaka Turkey 67–59
(Series: 2–0)
Russia Lokomotiv Kuban Istanbul
19:15 Scoring by quarter: 21–17, 18–16, 16–12, 12–14
Pts: Wilbekin 28
Rebs: Johnson 11
Asts: Ulubay 4
PIR: Wilbekin 28
Boxscore Pts: Ragland 18
Rebs: Lacey 10
Asts: Collins 3
PIR: Qvale 11
Arena: Volkswagen Arena
Attendance: 5,240
Referees: Miguel Pérez Pérez (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Mehdi Difallah (FRA)


Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Scottie Wilbekin 28 0 1
SG 23 Cuba Howard Sant-Roos 8 6 2
SF 13 Turkey Okben Ulubay 0 1 4
PF 25 United States JaJuan Johnson 8 11 1
C 50 Nigeria Michael Eric 2 3 0
Reserves:
PF 0 United States Stanton Kidd 2 3 0
SG 3 Turkey Kartal Özmızrak 3 0 0
SG 5 Turkey Muhammed Baygul 3 1 0
C 9 Turkey Emircan Koşut DNP
PG 12 United States Will Cummings 10 3 1
PG 18 Turkey Doğuş Özdemiroğlu 0 0 0
C 19 Turkey Furkan Aldemir 3 2 1
Head coach:
Israel David Blatt
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Darüşşafaka Statistics[4] Lokomotiv
11/28 (39.3%) 2-pt field goals 19/41 (46.3%)
10/25 (40%) 3-pt field goals 4/19 (21.1%)
15/19 (78.9%) Free throws 9/12 (75%)
8 Offensive rebounds 14
25 Defensive rebounds 26
33 Total rebounds 40
10 Assists 8
11 Turnovers 12
5 Steals 5
3 Blocks 3
20 Fouls 23


2017–18 EuroCup champions
Turkey
Darüşşafaka
(1st title)
Starters: Pts Reb Ast
PG 3 Liberia Joe Ragland 18 2 0
SG 24 Russia Dmitry Kulagin 8 7 2
SF 1 United States Mardy Collins 8 5 3
PF 2 Russia Pavel Antipov 2 3 1
C 15 United States Virgin Islands Frank Elegar 2 3 0
Reserves:
SG 4 Russia Evgeny Baburin 0 2 1
SG 7 United States Trevor Lacey 6 10 0
PF 10 Russia Vladimir Ivlev 0 0 0
PF 12 Russia Stanislav Ilnitskiy 0 0 0
PG 13 Russia Dmitry Khvostov 0 0 0
SG 19 United States Chris Babb 3 1 0
C 41 United States Brian Qvale 12 4 1
Head coach:
Serbia Saša Obradović

Finals MVP[edit]

Pos Player Team Ref
G
Bosnia and Herzegovina Scottie Wilbekin Turkey Darüşşafaka
[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wilbekin's historic night sends Darussafaka to finals!". EuroCup Basketball. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Lokomotiv makes history en route to Finals". EuroCup Basketball. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ Boxscore
  4. ^ Boxscore Game 2
  5. ^ "2018 7DAYS EuroCup Finals MVP: Scottie Wilbekin, Darussafaka Istanbul". Eurocupbasketball.com. 14 April 2018.

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