2018 EuroCup Finals
|Event||2017–18 EuroCup Basketball|
|Date||10 April 2018|
|Date||13 April 2018|
|Venue||Volkswagen Arena, Istanbul|
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 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. However, the firsts beat the Russian by 2–0 in the best-of-three series achieving also the qualification to the 2018–19 EuroLeague.
|Capacity: 7,500||Capacity: 5,240|
Road to the Finals
Note: In the table, the score of the finalist is given first (H = home; A = away).
|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|
|Herbalife Gran Canaria||2–0||79–74 (H)||80–58 (A)||Quarterfinals||Budućnost VOLI||2–0||57–54 (H)||78–71 (A)|
|Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia||2–0||82–65 (H)||79–69 (A)||Semifinals||Bayern Munich||2–0||76–74 (H)||87–83 (H)|
|10 April 2018||Lokomotiv Kuban||78–81
(Series: 0–1) (OT)
|19:00||Scoring by quarter: 14–15, 21–16, 17–18, 20–23, Overtime: 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
Referees: Damir Javor (SLO), Emilio Pérez Pizarro (ESP), Rain Peerandi (EST)
|13 April 2018||Darüşşafaka||67–59
|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
Referees: Miguel Pérez Pérez (ESP), Matej Boltauzer (SLO), Mehdi Difallah (FRA)
- "Wilbekin's historic night sends Darussafaka to finals!". EuroCup Basketball. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
- "Lokomotiv makes history en route to Finals". EuroCup Basketball. 23 March 2018. Retrieved 23 March 2018.
- Boxscore Game 2
- "2018 7DAYS EuroCup Finals MVP: Scottie Wilbekin, Darussafaka Istanbul". Eurocupbasketball.com. 14 April 2018.