#TheRaceIsON: Team-by-team qualification scenarios

Apr 02, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print

Going into Round 30 of the regular season, all six would-be playoff teams attempting to fit into just three open playoffs spots face multiple combinations by which they can qualify. The fact that all six have either 15 or 14 wins and none plays one of the others makes for a lot of potential win-loss scenarios. Three of the teams, in fact, have a collective 1-36 record this century in road games against their opponents, while a fourth also travels to face the league leader, which is undefeated at home this season. For two teams, winning is enough, but for the other four, even a victory does not guarantee passage to the playoffs. In between, there are 43 tiebreakers among the countless possibilities, as you can see below.

*Records are updated to after Round 30 according to each scenario.

Baskonia Playoff possibilities

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
at CSKA Moscow, Thursday, 19:00 CET

- Baskonia (16-14) qualifies to the playoffs and clinches sixth place if it wins.
- Baskonia (15-15) qualifies, even if it loses, if Zalgiris (15-15) wins OR if either Milan (14-16) or Olympiacos (14-16) lose.
- Baskonia (15-15) is eliminated with a loss if Zalgiris (14-16) loses AND Milan (15-15) and Olympiacos (15-15) both win.

Milan Playoff possibilities

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
at Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Thursday, 19:30 CET

- Milan (15-15) qualifies to the playoffs if it wins AND Baskonia (15-15) loses.
- Milan (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Maccabi (14-16) loses.
- Milan (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Panathinaikos (15-15) loses AND Zalgiris (15-15) wins.
- Milan (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Panathinaikos (16-14) wins AND Zalgiris (14-16) loses.
- Milan (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Olympiacos wins (15-15) AND Panathinaikos (15-15) and Zalgiris (14-16) both lose.
- Milan (15-15 or 14-16) is eliminated, even if it wins, if Baskonia (16-14), Panathinaikos (16-14), Zalgiris (15-15) and Maccabi (15-15) all win.
- Milan (15-15 or 14-16) is eliminated, even if it wins, if Baskonia (16-14) and Maccabi (15-15) both win AND Panathinaikos (15-15), Zalgiris (14-16) and Olympiacos (14-16) all lose.
- Milan (14-16) is eliminated if it loses.

Panathinaikos Playoff possibilities

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
vs. Buducosnot VOLI Podgorica, Thursday, 20:00 CET

- Panathinaikos (16-14) qualifies to the playoffs if it wins.
- Panathinaikos (16-14) qualifies and clinches sixth place if it wins AND Baskonia (15-15) loses.
- Panathinaikos (16-14 or 15-15) qualifies if Baskonia (15-15) AND Zalgiris (14-16) both lose.
- Panathinaikos (16-14 or 15-15) qualifies if Maccabi (14-16) AND Zalgiris (14-16) both lose.
- Panathinaikos (16-14 or 15-15) qualifies if Olympiacos (14-16) AND Zalgiris (14-16) both lose.
- Panathinaikos (16-14 or 15-15) qualifies if Milan (14-16), Olympiacos (14-16) and Maccabi (14-16) all lose.
- Panathinaikos (16-14 or 15-15) qualifies if Milan (14-16), Maccabi (14-16) and Zalgiris (14-16) all lose.
- Panathinaikos (16-14 or 15-15) qualifies if Milan (14-16), Olympiacos (14-16) and Zalgiris (14-16) all lose.
- Panathinaikos (16-14 or 15-15) qualifies if Olympiacos (14-16), Maccabi (14-16) and Zalgiris (14-16) all lose.
- Panathinaikos (16-14 or 15-15) qualifies if Baskonia (15-15), Olympiacos (14-16) and Milan (14-16) all lose.
- Panathinaikos (15-15) is eliminated with a loss if Zalgiris (15-15) AND Olympiacos (15-15) both win.
- Panathinaikos (15-15) is eliminated with a loss if Zalgiris (15-15) AND Milan (15-15) both win.
- Panathinaikos (15-15) is eliminated with a loss if Baskonia (16-14), Zalgiris (15-15) AND Maccabi (15-15) all win.
- Panathinaikos (15-15) is eliminated with a loss if Baskonia (16-14), Olympiacos (15-15) and Maccabi (15-15) all win.

Zalgiris Playoff possibilities

Zalgiris Kaunas
at Real Madrid, Thursday, 21:00 CET

- Zalgiris (15-15) qualifies to the playoffs if it wins AND Milan (14-16) loses.
- Zalgiris (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Panathinaikos (15-15) loses.
- Zalgiris (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Baskonia (16-14), Panathinaikos (16-14) and Maccabi (15-15) all win.
- Zalgiris (15-15 or 14-16) qualifies if Olympiacos (14-16), Milan (14-16) and Maccabi (14-16) all lose.
- Zalgiris (15-15) is eliminated, even if it wins, if Panathinaikos (16-14) AND Milan (15-15) both win AND Baskonia (15-15) loses.
- Zalgiris (15-15) is eliminated, even if it wins, if Panathinaikos (16-14) AND Milan (15-15) both win AND Maccabi (14-16) loses.
- Zalgiris (14-16) is eliminated if it loses AND Olympiacos (15-15) wins.
- Zalgiris (14-16) is eliminated if it loses AND Milan (15-15) wins.
- Zalgiris (14-16) is eliminated if it loses AND Maccabi (15-15) wins.

Maccabi Playoff possibilities

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, Friday, 19:45 CET

- Maccabi (15-15) qualifies to the playoffs if it wins AND if Milan (14-16), Olympiacos (14-16) and Zalgiris (14-16) all lose.
- Maccabi (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Baskonia (16-14) wins AND Panathinaikos (15-15) and Zalgiris (14-16) both lose.
- Maccabi (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Baskonia (16-14) wins AND Panathinaikos (15-15), Olympiacos (14-16) and Milan (14-16) all lose.
- Maccabi (15-15 or 14-16) is eliminated, even if it wins, in any other scenario.
- Maccabi (14-16) is eliminated if it loses.

Olympiacos Playoff possibilities

Olympiacos Piraeus
vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul, Friday, 20:30 CET

- Olympiacos (15-15) qualifies to the playoffs if it wins AND Milan (14-16) and Zalgiris (14-16) both lose.
- Olympiacos (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Baskonia (15-15) and Zalgiris (14-16) both lose.
- Olympiacos (15-15) qualifies if it wins AND Panathinaikos (15-15) and Milan (14-16) both lose.
- Olympiacos (15-15 or 14-16) is eliminated if Panathinaikos (16-14) and Zalgiris (15-15) both win.
- Olympiacos (15-15 or 14-16) is eliminated if Milan (15-15) and Zalgiris (15-15) both win.
- Olympiacos (15-15 or 14-16) is eliminated if Baskonia (16-14) and Milan (15-15) both win.
- Olympiacos (14-16) is eliminated if it loses.