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A one-way ticket: the full picture of the playoff fight in the Euroleague - voila! sport


The collapse of Maccabi Tel Aviv in Monaco hurt the chances of qualifying for the playoffs, but there is still room for optimism. Who has the most convenient schedule and who is in the most problematic status?

Weekly summary, 2.3.23 (Sport1)

The collapse of Maccabi Tel Aviv last night (Thursday) in the last quarter in Monaco, left it in only 10th place in the Euroleague and took it out of the top eight, but what are its chances of still winning a ticket to the playoffs?

The fight for qualification will be particularly tight this season, with no less than 7 teams fighting each other.

The Red Star's loss yesterday to Bayern Munich may have put her out of the race for good, but in the remaining rounds until the end of the season, a big fight is still expected.

How big?

The following snapshot should do the trick.

The fight for the playoffs

6. Partizan Belgrade (12:14)

7. Anadolu Efes (12:13)

8. Basconia (12:14)


9. Valencia (12:13)

10. Maccabi Tel Aviv (13:13)

11. Zhelgiris Kovna (13:13)

12. Virtus Bologna (13:12)

* Reminder: in case of equal points, the balance in head-to-head meetings between the teams will be decisive.

If the balance is the same, the basket difference in the meetings between the groups will be determined.

Partisan in an excellent starting position.

Yam Medar (Photo: GettyImages, Nikola Krstic/MB Media)

6. Partisan Belgrade

Balance sheet:


What's left for her:

Virtus Bologna (H), Milan (H), Anadolu Efes (H), Olympiakos (B), Real Madrid (B), Monaco (H), Panathinaikos (B).

Current fitness:


Since the loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv at Hichal on January 11, Jeliko Oberdovic's team has won six of eight games.

The status of the squad:

Obradovic has enjoyed a full squad in recent times, except for a marginal and negligible injury to the center Balesa Copribija from the end of the rotation.

Dante Axum recently returned from injury.

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A lot of burden will fall on him.

Shane Larkin (Photo: GettyImages, Seskim Photo/MB Media)

7. Anadolu Zero

Balance sheet:


What's left for her:

Red Star Belgrade (H), Maccabi Tel Aviv (B), Real Madrid (B), Partizan Belgrade (B), Elba Berlin (H), Milan (B), Virtus Bologna (B) ), Fenerbahçe (H), Monaco (B).

Current fitness:


Won three of its last four games, including two tight ones over Panathinaikos and Villerban.

Won five of its eight games since the loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv at the end of December.

The status of the faculty:


The star Vasilija Micic is sidelined due to injury, and it is still unclear when he will return.

Last night Ergin Atman informed that Micic will probably not need surgery, which will shorten the duration of his absence, but he is expected to be absent for the next two weeks, and there is a high chance that he will miss the game against Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The veteran guard Douche Belbay is also injured, and the guard position of the European champions will be relatively thin in the near future.

Sparseness in the back line at Basconia.

Marcus Howard (Photo: GettyImages, ion Alcoba/Quality Sport Images)

8. Basconia

Balance sheet:


What's left for her:

Valencia (B), Real Madrid (H), Monaco (B), Maccabi Tel Aviv (H), Red Star Belgrade (H), Elba Berlin (B), Fenerbahce (B) ), Villerban (b), Olympiakos (h).

Current fitness:


The Basques lost two games in a row, narrowly beating Panathinaikos at home and before that they stumbled at Milan.

They have two comfortable games left on paper at home against the weak Elba Berlin and Villerban, but given their unimpressive away record, they are likely to encounter many difficulties in the four challenging away games that await them in Madrid, Tel Aviv, Belgrade and Piraeus.

The status of the faculty:

not ideal.

The suspension of Pieria Henry on suspicion of using prohibited substances left the team with a short blanket in the back line, and meanwhile Max Heidegger who was added to thicken it does not provide the goods in the Euroleague.

The load on Darius Thompson and Marcus Howard is quite large, and may affect them as the season progresses.

on the rise

Chris Jones (Photo: GettyImages, Pablo Morano/MB Media)

9. Valencia

Balance sheet:


What's left for her:

Basconia (H), Milan (B), Real Madrid (H), Fenerbahce (B), Monaco (H), Red Star Belgrade (H), Zalgiris Kovna (H) ), Virtus Bologna (B), Barcelona (H).

Current form:

better than Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Has won six of nine games since the start of the year, using a string of home games to pick up wins.

The problem for her is that six difficult away games await her until the end of the season, all against teams that are currently at the top of the table or fighting for the playoffs.

The status of the faculty:


Boyan Dublejevich recently returned from injury, Kyle Alexander also returned to the courts and Martin Hermanson is on the way.

Coach Alex Mombro will enjoy one of the deepest, if not the deepest, rosters among the teams competing for a playoff spot.

At least they are healthy.

Baldwin and Brown (Photo: Danny Maron)

10. Maccabi Tel Aviv

Balance sheet:


What's left for her:

Fenerbahçe (B), Anadolu Efes (H), Basconi (B), Villarban (H), Virtus Bologna (B), Milan (B), Zalgiris Kovna (H) , Real Madrid (B).

Current fitness:


Since the dramatic victory over Valencia in early February, Oded Ketch's team has been on a downward trend.

The home loss to Red Star complicated her a lot, then came a narrow victory over Bayern Munich and yesterday's defeat by Monaco exacerbated the situation.

In between there was also a loss in the final of the state cup which certainly did not contribute to calming the spirits.

The status of the faculty:

As long as Wade Baldwin and Lorenzo Brown are healthy at the same time, the situation is relatively good.

The senior guards of the team did not play together much this season due to injuries, and in recent weeks they have been trying to find the renewed formula of how to violate each other, so far without success.

Either way, without Austin Hollins and Alex Poithers out until the end of the season, Ketch certainly won't enjoy a very deep roster.

It is no longer possible to hide his disadvantage.

Kenan Evans (Photo: GettyImages, Nikola Krstic/MB Media)

11. Zhalgiris Kovna



What's left for her:

Alba Berlin (H), Villervan (B), Olympiakos (B), Fenerbahçe (H), Monaco (B), Valencia (B), Maccabi Tel Aviv (B), Bayern Munich (H).

Current form:

Perhaps the worst of the teams fighting for the ticket.

It was defeated in the last two games in Madrid and Barcelona and won only one game out of the last six, with the five losses being by double digits.

Status in the squad:

quite challenging.

If in the first weeks after Keenan Evans' season-ending injury, the surprising Lithuanians still managed to cover up his lack in a variety of ways, recently the lack of a senior guard is very evident, and affects the results.

Isiah Taylor, who was added to fill the void, is far from the quality of Evans, and in the meantime, Akila Polunara, who was signed to fill holes in the front positions, does not save the situation.

It's all about him.

Teodosic (Photo: GettyImages, Roberto Finizio)

12. Virtus Bologna

Balance sheet:


What's left for her:

Fenerbahçe (H), Partizan Belgrade (B), Elba Berlin (H), Monaco (H), Real Madrid (B), Maccabi Tel Aviv (H), Anadolu Efes (H) ), Valencia (h), Milan (b).

Current fitness:


Tonight, Sergio Scariolo's team will face a significant test in the away game against Fenerbahçe, but in recent times they have made their way back to the playoff fights.

Won three of the last four games, and four of six.

The status in the squad:

not ideal.

Isaiah Cordinier and Ipa Lundberg have been sidelined for the past few days, and attempts to sign Tyler Dorsey have come to naught - leaving a great deal of load on the shoulders of 35-year-old Milos Teodosic and 36-year-old Marco Belinelli.

It seems that the fate of the Bolognese season will be determined depending on the durability of the two "seniors", which is not necessarily good news.

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  • Zalgiris Kovna

Source: walla

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