2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four records review

May 22, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print

The 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain last weekend inspired some exceptional individual and team performances, including six new records in the event this century.

BEST THREE-POINT SHOOTING RATE IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (2002 – present)
Rank Team 3FG (%) Season
1 CSKA Moscow 14 / 22 (63.6%) 2018-19
2 Maccabi Elite 14 / 23 (60.9%) 2003-04
3 FC Barcelona 10 / 17 (58.8%) 2013-14
4 Real Madrid 11 / 21 (52.4%) 2018-19
5 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 12 / 23 (52.2%) 2010-11

CSKA Moscow had the best three-point shooting night in a EuroLeague championship game since the turn of the century. CSKA tied Maccabi Tel Aviv of 2004 for the most threes made in the season's final game, 14, but bested that Maccabi squad for the most accurate shooting from beyond the arc. Maccabi needed 23 shots to make its three-pointers, which put it at 60.9%. CSKA took one shot fewer, 22, and came in at a record 63.6% accuracy rate.


MOST POINTS (ACCUMULATED) IN FINAL FOUR (2002-present)
Rank Player Points Games (AVG) Season
1 Shane Larkin (Efes) 59 2 (29.50) 2018-19
2 Nando De Colo (CSKA) 52 2 (26.00) 2015-16
3 Marcus Brown (CSKA) 50 2 (25.00) 2003-04
3 Andrew Goudelock (Fenerbahce) 50 2 (25.00) 2014-15

Anadolu Efes Istanbul guard Shane Larkin exploded for the most points scored at a Final Four this century with 59. To get that total, he dominated the semifinal against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul with 30 points and followed that up with 29 in the championship game against CSKA. The previous record for points at a single Final Four since 2002 was 52 by Nando De Colo for CSKA in 2016.


HIGHEST INDEX RATING IN SINGLE GAME IN FINAL FOUR (2002 – present)
Rank Player Index Rating Season
1 Shane Larkin (Efes) 43 2018-19
2 Trajan Langdon (CSKA) 37 2009-10
3 Gustavo Ayon (Madrid) 36 2018-19
3 Ekpe Udoh (Fenerbahce) 36 2016-17
3 Marcus Brown (CSKA) 36 2003-04

Anadolu Efes Istanbul guard Shane Larkin's spectacular semifinal performance against crosstown rival Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul left him with the highest performance index rating ever at a Final Four game. He recorded a PIR of 43, which was 6 more than the previous record that Trajan Langdon had established with CSKA Moscow in the third place game in 2010.


HIGHEST INDEX RATING (ACCUMULATED) IN FINAL FOUR (2002-present)
Rank Player Index rating Games (AVG) Season
1 Shane Larkin (Efes) 67 2 (33.50) 2018-19
2 Ekpe Udoh (Fenerbahce) 65 2 (32.50) 2016-17
2 Anthony Parker (Maccabi) 65 2 (32.50) 2003-04
4 Dejan Bodiroga (Panathinaikos) 60 2 (30.00) 2001-02
5 Marcus Brown (CSKA) 59 2 (29.50) 2003-04

Anadolu Efes Istanbul guard Shane Larkin amassed the highest combined performance index rating at a single Final Four on record with 67. He set the single-game record with 43 in the semifinal against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul and then posted 24 against CSKA Moscow in the championship game. Prior to this Final Four, the record was 65, shared by two players; Anthony Parker first did that with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2004 and Ekpe Udoh matched it for Fenerbahce in 2017.


MOST ASSISTS IN SINGLE GAME IN FINAL FOUR (2002 – present)
Rank Player Assists Season
1 Facundo Campazzo (Madrid) 15 2018-19
2 Terrell McIntyre (Montepaschi) 12 2007-08
3 Pablo Prigioni (Baskonia) 11 2007-08
4 Sergio Rodriguez (Madrid) 9 2012-13
4 Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos) 9 2010-11
4 Jeremy Pargo (Maccabi) 9 2010-11
4 Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos) 9 2010-11
4 Vrbica Stefanov (Montepaschi) 9 2003-04
4 Sergio Llull (Madrid) 9 2014-15

Facundo Campazzo of Real Madrid carried his team to victory in the third place game against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul by dishing a Final Four record 15 assists. He surpassed the previous record by 2. It had been held by Terrell McIntyre, who delivered 13 assists for Montepaschi Siena in the third place game at the 2008 Final Four in Madrid.


MOST ASSISTS (ACCUMULATED) IN FINAL FOUR (2002-present)
Rank Player Assists Games (AVG) Season
1 Facundo Campazzo (Madrid) 21 2 (10.50) 2018-19
2 Dimitris Diamantidis (Panathinaikos) 18 2 (9.00) 2010-11
3 Terrell McIntyre (Montepaschi) 17 2 (8.50) 2007-08
4 Jeremy Pargo (Maccabi) 16 2 (8.00) 2010-11

Facundo Campazzo of Real Madrid became the first man to average double figures in assists at a Final Four by totaling 21. Campazzo delivered 6 in the semifinal againstCSKA Moscow before dishing out a Final Four record 15 assists in the third place game against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. Camapzzo took the record from Panathinaikos Athens legend Dimitris Diamantidis, who totaled 18 assists at the 2011 Final Four in Barcelona.


MOST TWO-POINTERS MADE IN SINGLE GAME IN FINAL FOUR (2002 – present)
Rank Player 2-Pointers Made Season
1 Gustavo Ayon (Madrid) 11 11/11 2018-19
2 Mike Batiste (Panathinaikos) 10 10/17 2004-05
3 Nando De Colo (CSKA) 9 9/14 2015-16
3 Andrew Goudelock (Fenerbahce) 9 9/11 2014-15
3 Theo Papaloukas (CSKA) 9 9/10 2006-07

Gustavo Ayon of Real Madrid set a pair of Final Four records with his 11-for-11 shooting performance in the third place game against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. Ayon not only made the most twos in a Final Four game since Mike Batiste sank 10 two-pointers for Panathinaikos Athens in the third place game in 2005 in Moscow. Ayon made the most twos without a miss since David Andersen shot 8 for 8 for CSKA Moscow in the 2008 semifinal against Tau Ceramica Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz.