Top 16, Week 5 Playoff possibilities
by: Euroleague.net
February 13, 2012
Turkish Airlines EuroleagueWhen the teams of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 return to the court, all will face similar situations in that their Top 16, Week 5 games are paramount. Seven of the eight spots in the playoffs could be decided by the end of Week 5 – and first place and with it home-court advantage in the best-of-five playoffs could be clinched in three groups too – though it is also possible theoretically that all the playoffs spots will wait until the Top 16 finales. The situations in Groups F and H – the only groups with both an unbeaten and a winless team – state that there will be some resolution this week, with at least 1 team advancing or at least one team getting eliminated. Learn more about the situation your favorite teams face here…

TIEBREAKERS

When all teams have played each other twice:

1 - Best record in head-to-head games between all tied teams.
2 - Higher cumulative score difference in head-to-head games between all tied teams.
3 - Higher cumulative score difference for the entire phase.
4 - Higher total of points scored for the entire phase.
5 - Higher sum of quotients of points in favor and points against of each match played.


GROUP E

  • CSKA Moscow will clinch a ticket to the playoffs and first place in Group E if it beats Olympiacos.
  • Anadolu Efes will be eliminated if it loses at GS Medical Park.


GROUP F

  • Montepaschi Siena will clinch a playoffs spot and first place if it beats Gescrap BB. Montepaschi will also clinch a playoffs spot even if it loses if Unicaja beats Real Madrid.
  • Gescrap BB will clinch a playoffs spot if it beats Montepaschi and Unicaja beats Real Madrid.
  • Real Madrid will be eliminated if it loses to Unicaja and Gescrap beats Montepaschi.
  • Unicaja will be eliminated if it loses at Madrid or if Gescrap beats Montepaschi.


GROUP G

  • Unics Kazan will clinch a playoffs spot if it beats Fenerbahce Ulker; or if it loses by fewer than 5 points and Panathinaikos beats EA7 Emporio Armani.
  • Panathinaikos will clinch a playoffs spot if it beats EA7 Emporio Armani; or if it loses by fewer than 21 points.
  • Fenerbahce Ulker will be eliminated if it loses to Unics; or if it wins by less than 5 points and Panathinaikos beats EA7 Emporio Armani.
  • EA7 Emporio Armani will be eliminated if it loses to Panathinaikos; or of it wins by fewer than 21 points.


GROUP H

  • FC Barcelona Regal will clinch a playoffs spot and first place if it beats Bennet Cantu. Barcelona will also clinch a playoffs spot even if it loses and Zalgiris beats Maccabi Electra.
  • Maccabi Electra will clinch a playoffs spot if it beats Zalgiris Kaunas and Barcelona beats Bennet Cantu.
  • Bennet Cantu will be eliminated if loses to Barcelona and Maccabi beats Zalgiris.
  • Zalgiris will be eliminated if loses to Maccabi or if Cantu beats Barcelona.
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