2017–18 A-1 League

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HT Premijer Liga
Competition details
Season 2017–18
Teams 13
Dates October 6, 2017–April 26, 2018
(Regular season)
May 2, 2018–June 3, 2018
(Playoffs)
TV HRT
Arena Sport
Final positions
Champions Cedevita (5th title)
Runners-up Cibona
Semifinalists Split
Zadar
Relegated Zagreb

The 2017–18 Premier League was the 27th season of the Premier League, the highest professional basketball league in Croatia. It will start on 6 October 2017.

Cedevita retained the title and achieved their fifth league overall.

Format[edit]

As in the previous season, all participants in A-1 League including teams that play ABA League joined the regular season, it was played with a double round-robin format where the eight first qualified teams joined the playoffs while the last qualified one was relegated.

Current teams[edit]

After the resign of Jolly Šibenik to its berth, the league was reduced to 13 teams. Jazine and Ribola Kaštela were promoted from the previous season. They would replace Gorica and Kvarner 2010.

Team Coach City Venue Capacity
Alkar Croatia Srđan Helbich Sinj ŠD Sinj 1,500
Cedevita Slovenia Jure Zdovc Zagreb Dom Sportova 3,100
Cibona Croatia Ante Nazor Zagreb Dražen Petrović Basketball Hall 5,400
Hermes Analitica Croatia Zvonimir Mravak Zagreb ŠD Prirodoslovne škole Vladimir Prelog 600
Jazine Arbanasi Croatia Luka Bujas Zadar Jazine Basketball Hall 3,000
Ribola Kaštela Croatia Ivica Ćelan Kaštel Sućurac Sportska dvorana Sokolana 1,500
Split Croatia Ivica Skelin Split Arena Gripe 3,500
Šibenik Croatia Vladimir Anzulović Šibenik Dvorana Baldekin 1,726
Škrljevo Croatia Damir Rajković Škrljevo Dvorana Mavrinci 1,000
Vrijednosnice Croatia Vladimir Krstić Osijek Gradski Vrt 3,538
Zabok Croatia Ivan Perinčić Zabok Zabok Sports Hall 3,000
Zadar Croatia Aramis Naglić Zadar Dvorana Krešimir Ćosić 10,000
Zagreb Croatia Nikola Garma Zagreb ŠD Trnsko 2,500

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Cedevita 24 23 1 2153 1584 +569 47 Qualification to playoffs
2 Zadar 24 23 1 2266 1789 +477 47
3 Cibona 24 18 6 2145 1810 +335 42
4 Split 24 16 8 2102 1924 +178 40
5 Šibenik 24 16 8 1875 1771 +104 40
6 Škrljevo 24 13 11 2003 1993 +10 37
7 Zabok 24 12 12 1876 1821 +55 36
8 Vrijednosnice Osijek 24 8 16 1796 1923 −127 32
9 Alkar 24 7 17 1733 1994 −261 31
10 Hermes Analitica 24 7 17 1759 1974 −215 31
11 Jazine Arbanasi 24 5 19 1819 2147 −328 29
12 Ribola Kaštela 24 4 20 1696 2100 −404 28
13 Zagreb (R) 24 4 20 1929 2322 −393 28 Relegation
Source: [1]
(R) Relegated.

Playoffs[edit]

Quarterfinals and semifinals were played in a best-of-three-games format, while the finals in a best-of-five one (1-3-5).

Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
         
1 Cedevita 2
8 Vrijednosnice 0
1 Cedevita 2
4 Split 1
4 Split 2
5 Šibenik 0
1 Cedevita 3
3 Cibona 1
2 Zadar 2
7 Zabok 0
2 Zadar 1
3 Cibona 2
3 Cibona 2
6 Škrljevo 1

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Cedevita 2–0 Vrijednosnice 101–67 89–62
Zadar 2–0 Zabok 98–76 87–69
Cibona 2–1 Škrljevo 88–65 61–62 116–77
Split 2–0 Šibenik 94–76 84–82

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Cedevita 2−1 Split 84−80 66–75 95–64
Zadar 1−2 Cibona 89−78 86–96 88–96

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Series Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg 4th leg
Cedevita 3–1 Cibona 87–96 82–73 81–54 77–68

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tablica klubova. Croatian Basketball Federation.

External links[edit]