Basketball: EuroLeague playoffs to start on Tuesday
3 Spanish, 2 Turkish teams and one team each from Russia, Lithuania, and Greece to compete in playoffs
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague basketball playoffs will tip off on Tuesday.
Turkey's Fenerbahce Beko finished the regular basketball season at the top spot and will face Lithuania's Zalgiris Kaunas in the playoffs in four best-of-five quarter-final series.
Anadolu Efes, another Turkish team, maintained fourth place in the standings. Securing fifth place, Barcelona Lassa will face Anadolu Efes in the best-of-five playoffs.
The top eight teams from the regular season, including three Spanish and two Turkish teams and one team each from Russia, Lithuania
Fenerbahce Beko, Anadolu Efes, Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow, Barcelona Lassa, Baskonia, Panathinaikos and Zalgiris have claimed the playoff spots.
Winners will advance to the Final Four to be held between May 17-19 at Fernando Buesa Arena in the Spanish city of Vitoria-Gasteiz in single elimination matchups.
The playoff matchups are as follows:
Fenerbahce Beko (Turkey) - Zalgiris (Lithuania)
Real Madrid (Spain) - Panathinaikos (Greece)
Anadolu Efes (Turkey) - Barcelona Lassa (Spain)
Here are the first playoff matches:
CSKA Moskova - Baskonia
Fenerbahce Beko - Zalgiris
Anadolu Efes - Barcelona Lassa
Real Madrid - PanathinaikosAnadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.