Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs calendar

Apr 05, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs calendar

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Playoffs tip off with Game 1 in four best-of-five quarterfinal series on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17.

The action gets underway in Moscow where second-place CSKA will face KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. For two teams that also clashed in Round 30 of the regular season, this is the fourth time CSKA and Baskonia face each other in the playoffs. CSKA has won all of its 13 playoff series this century, while Baskonia hopes to be the team to snap that remarkable streak and book a place in the Final Four in front of its fans.

Later on Tuesday, the best regular season team, Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul, will take on visiting Zalgiris Kaunas in Game 1. These two teams faced each other in the Final Four semifinals last year, and now play for a spot in the Final Four. Fenerbahce has yet to lose a playoffs home game under coach Zeljko Obradovic, while the team of his pupil, Sarunas Jasikevicius, rides a six-game winning streak going into the series.

Wednesday action starts on Istanbul's European side, where Anadolu Efes Istanbul will host its first Game 1 this century with FC Barcelona Lassa as its visitor. Efes, 0-5 in the playoffs since 2005, faces a two-time continental champion that has been absent from the playoffs the last two years and will be gunning for its first Final Four appearance since 2014.

Last but not the least, it's the re-match of last year's series between now defending champion Real Madrid and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. This year, they open the series with Wednesday and Friday games in the Spanish capital, after Madrid ousted Panathinaikos 3-1 last season without home-court advantage en route to winning its 10th EuroLeague title. The Greens are poised for some revenge as they enter the playoffs as the winner of seven of their last eight games. The only loss? It happened in Round 29 on a miracle buzzer-beater by Madrid's Rudy Fernandez.

See the full playoffs schedule below or download here.

Date
Local CET
Game 1
16 April 2019 20:00 19:00
CSKA Moscow vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
16 April 2019 20:45 19:45
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas
17 April 2019 20:00 19:00
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa
17 April 2019 21:15 21:15
Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Date
Local CET
Game 2
18 April 2019 20:00 19:00
CSKA Moscow vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
18 April 2019 20:45 19:45
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas
19 April 2019 20:15 19:15
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa
19 April 2019 21:15 21:15
Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Date
Local CET
Game 3
23 April 2019 20:00 19:00
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
23 April 2019 21:00 20:00
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Real Madrid
24 April 2019 20:30 20:30
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow
24 April 2019 21:00 21:00
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Date
Local CET
Game 4
25 April 2019 20:00 19:00
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
25 April 2019 21:00 20:00
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens vs. Real Madrid
26 April 2019 20:30 20:30
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. CSKA Moscow
26 April 2019 21:00 21:00
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Date
Local CET
Game 5
30 April 2019 20:45 19:45
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Zalgiris Kaunas
30 April 2019 21:00 21:00
Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens
1 May 2019 20:00 19:00
CSKA Moscow vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
1 May2019 20:30 19:30
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa

(1) Only if series are 2-1/1-2 the fourth game will be played on the court of the lower placed team.

(2) Only if series are 2-2 the fifth game will be played on the court of the higher placed team.

Date of Game 5 may change.