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FINAL FOUR, 2011
An exciting 2010-11 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season came to an end with its marquee event - the Final Four, held at the state-of-the-art Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. Panathinaikos, Maccabi Electra, Real Madrid and Montepaschi Siena arrived to the event ready to fight for the continental crown. Madrid is the winningest team in European club basketball history and was the only Top 16 group winner present at the event but it was the Whites' first Final Four appearance since 1996. Panathinaikos and Maccabi looked for their sixth title while Montepaschi was hoping to reach the Euroleague final - and of course, lift the trophy - for the first time in club history. Panathinaikos beat Montepaschi 77-69 in the first semifinal behind 17 points from Nick Calathes - a career-best Euroleague performance. Maccabi defeated Madrid 82-63 in the second semifinal with 19 points from Chuck Eidson. Once in the title game, Panathinaikos conquered its sixth Euroleague title by downing Maccabi 70-78. Dimitris Diamantidis was chosen as the 2011 Final Four MVP for the second time in his career, something that only Dejan Bodiroga and Toni Kukoc did in the past.
Final, Maccabi Electra vs. Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos won its sixth Euroleague title on Sunday evening by holding off Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 70-78 in the championship game of the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Dimitris Diamantidis starred with 16 points and 9 assists becoming only the third person in history to win Final Four MVP honors twice and setting and tying breaking a pair of assists records along the way. Mike Batiste added 18 points, Drew Nicholas scored 14 and Romain Sato 13 to lead a well-balanced team effort. The win also adds a title for Panathianikos’s Zeljko Obradovic, who was already the winningest head coach in Euroleague history and now owns eight rings – the last five all with the Greens. Panathinaikos’s six titles make it second to only Real Madrid on the list of all-time champions.
Third Place game: Real Madrid vs. Montepaschi Siena
Montepaschi Siena completed an outstanding Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by beating Real Madrid 62-80 on Sunday in the Third-Place Game at the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain. Ksistof Lavrinovic scored 17 points to pace the Italian champs in a game they controlled from start to finish. An early 0-10 lead put Siena in the drivers’ seat and although Madrid never quit, riding a standout showing from Sergio Llull, Montepaschi never faltered. David Moss added 11 points, Bo McCalebb scored 10 and Milovan Rakovic posted 8 points and 11 rebounds for the victors. Llull scored 23 and Felipe Reyes and Ante Tomic added 8 points apiece for Madrid.
Semifinal: Maccabi Electra vs. Real Madrid
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv rocked Real Madrid 82-63 at Palau Sant Jordi on Friday night in the second semifinal at the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four to book a spot in the title game. Chuck Eidson scored 19 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and set a Euroleague semifinals record with 6 steals to lead Maccabi to the final, where it will meet old rival Panathinaikos, which defeated Montepaschi Siena 77-69 earlier Friday in the first semifinal. With the win Maccabi, reached the Euroleague final for the seventh time in a dozen seasons, tied Madrid for the most appearances ever in the Euroleague title game with 14 and on Sunday will go for its sixth continental crown, which would be second only to Madrid’s eight. Sofoklis Schortsanitis added 16 points, Guy Pnini 14, Jeremy Pargo tallied 13 and 7 assists and David Blu scored 10 for the winners. Madrid led early, but Maccabi battled back and held a 32-29 lead at halftime.
Semifinal: Montepaschi Siena vs. Panathinaikos
Panathinaikos started the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four with a hard-fought 77-69 victory over Montepaschi Siena at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona to reach the Euroleague title game for the third time in five seasons. Nick Calathes scored a career-high 17 points and Dimitris Diamantidis came within 1 of a semifinal record with 9 assists to lead Panathinaikos. Head coach Zeljko Obradovic, the winningest coach in Euroleague history, will go for his eighth crown and Panthinaikos’s sixth on Sunday against the winner of Friday’s second semifinal between Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and Real Madrid. Siena started strong and dominated the offensive glass to lead for the first quarter-and-a-half. But mounting foul trouble and poor outside shooting hurt the Italian champs and Panathinaikos battled its way back with Calathes, Antonis Fotsis and Mike Batiste all contributing key points for a 40-36 halftime edge.
May 6-8, 2011
Maccabi Electra 82
Real Madrid 63
3RD PLACE GAME
Real Madrid 62
Maccabi Electra 70