2017 ACB Playoffs

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2017 ACB Playoffs
2017 ACB Playoffs logo.png
Country  Spain
Dates 20 May – 16 June 2017
Teams 8
Defending champions Real Madrid
Champions Valencia Basket (1st title)
Runners-up Real Madrid
Semifinalists
Matches played 23
Attendance 194,201 (8,444 per match)

The 2017 ACB Playoffs, also known as 2017 Liga Endesa Playoffs for sponsorship reasons, was the postseason tournament of the ACB's 2016–17 season, which began September 30, 2016. The playoffs started on 20 May 2017,[1] and ended on 16 June 2017 with the Finals.

Real Madrid was the defending champion, but lost the title to Valencia Basket in the finals, who won its first league ever.

Format[edit]

At the end of the regular season, the eight teams with the most wins qualify for the playoffs. The seedings are based on each team's record.

The bracket is fixed; there is no reseeding. The quarterfinals are best-of-three series; the team that has two wins advances to the next round. This round is in a 1–1–1 format. From the semifinals onward, the rounds are best-of-five series; the team that has three wins advances to the next round. These rounds, including the Finals, are in a 2–2–1 format. Home court advantage in any round belong to the higher-seeded team.

Playoff qualifying[edit]

On 9 April 2017, Real Madrid became the first team to clinch a playoff spot.[2]

Seed Team Record Clinched
Playoff berth Seeded team Top seed
1 Real Madrid 25–7 9 April[2] 4 May[3] 11 May
2 Baskonia 23–9 14 April[4] 14 May
3 Valencia Basket 23–9 16 April[5] 4 May[3]
4 Unicaja 22–10 19 April[6] 14 May
5 Iberostar Tenerife 22–10 16 April[7]
6 FC Barcelona Lassa 22–10 23 April[8]
7 Herbalife Gran Canaria 21–11 23 April[9]
8 MoraBanc Andorra 16–16 10 May[10]

Bracket[edit]

Teams in bold advanced to the next round. The numbers to the left of each team indicate the team's seeding, and the numbers to the right indicate the result of games including result in bold of the team that won in that game.

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinals
 
                      
 
 
 
 
1 Real Madrid1077795
 
 
 
8 MoraBanc Andorra768984
 
1 Real Madrid7110176
 
 
 
4 Unicaja687273
 
4 Unicaja796771
 
 
 
5 Iberostar Tenerife657361
 
1 Real Madrid87796476
 
 
 
3 Valencia Basket81868187
 
2 Baskonia717973
 
 
 
7 Herbalife Gran Canaria599471
 
2 Baskonia82906977
 
 
 
3 Valencia Basket83707585
 
3 Valencia Basket837967
 
 
6 FC Barcelona Lassa619164
 

Quarterfinals[edit]

All times were in Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00)

Real Madrid v MoraBanc Andorra[edit]

24 May 2017 Real Madrid 107–76
(Series: 1–0)
MoraBanc Andorra Madrid
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 25–19, 27–19, 29–18, 26–20
Pts: Carroll 16
Rebs: Randolph 7
Asts: Llull 15
PIR: Reyes 20
Boxscore Pts: Shermadini 21
Rebs: Stević 7
Asts: Albicy 5
PIR: Shermadini 25
Arena: WiZink Center
Attendance: 8,076
Referees: Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez, Óscar Perea, Rubén Sánchez Mohedas
26 May 2017 MoraBanc Andorra 89–77
(Series: 1–1)
Real Madrid Andorra la Vella
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 16–16, 19–23, 34–20, 20–18
Pts: Shermadini 19
Rebs: Shermadini 11
Asts: Albicy 8
PIR: Shermadini 25
Boxscore Pts: Carroll, Nocioni 15
Rebs: Ayón 12
Asts: Llull 4
PIR: Ayón, Nocioni 16
Arena: Poliesportiu d'Andorra
Attendance: 4,470
Referees: Benjamín Jiménez, José Ramón García Ortiz, Jacobo Rial
28 May 2017 Real Madrid 95–84
(Series: 2–1)
MoraBanc Andorra Madrid
19:15 Scoring by quarter: 27–18, 19–21, 23–27, 26–18
Pts: Llull 19
Rebs: Ayón 9
Asts: Fernández 5
PIR: Ayón 25
Boxscore Pts: Shermadini 21
Rebs: Antetokounmpo, Shermadini 6
Asts: Albicy 7
PIR: Shermadini 22
Arena: WiZink Center
Attendance: 8,109
Referees: Emilio Pérez Pizarro, Carlos Cortés, Fernando Calatrava

This was the first meeting in the playoffs between Real Madrid and MoraBanc Andorra.

Baskonia v Herbalife Gran Canaria[edit]

20 May 2017 Baskonia 71–59
(Series: 1–0)
Herbalife Gran Canaria Vitoria-Gasteiz
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 17–7, 17–21, 12–10, 25–21
Pts: Hanga 17
Rebs: Hanga 8
Asts: Laprovíttola 7
PIR: Hanga 26
Boxscore Pts: Aguilar 12
Rebs: O'Neale 11
Asts: McCalebb 5
PIR: Aguilar 19
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena
Attendance: 12,183
Referees: Antonio Conde, Carlos Cortés, Martín Caballero
25 May 2017 Herbalife Gran Canaria 94–79
(Series: 1–1)
Baskonia Las Palmas
22:00 Scoring by quarter: 27–17, 22–15, 22–21, 23–26
Pts: O'Neale 20
Rebs: Aguilar, Planinić 7
Asts: Oliver 4
PIR: Báez 31
Boxscore Pts: Larkin 17
Rebs: Diop 5
Asts: Larkin 4
PIR: Diop 18
Arena: Gran Canaria Arena
Attendance: 6,132
Referees: José Antonio Martín Bertrán, Fernando Calatrava, Jordi Aliaga
28 May 2017 Baskonia 73–71
(Series: 2–1)
Herbalife Gran Canaria Vitoria-Gasteiz
17:00 Scoring by quarter: 20–23, 19–16, 17–18, 17–14
Pts: Tillie 14
Rebs: Hanga 8
Asts: Beaubois, Laprovíttola 4
PIR: Voigtmann 18
Boxscore Pts: Báez 18
Rebs: Báez, O'Neale 5
Asts: Báez 5
PIR: Báez 29
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena
Attendance: 10,638
Referees: Benjamín Jiménez, Carlos Peruga, Vicente Bultó

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with Baskonia winning three of the four meetings.

Valencia Basket v FC Barcelona Lassa[edit]

20 May 2017 Valencia Basket 83–61
(Series: 1–0)
FC Barcelona Lassa Valencia
18:00 Scoring by quarter: 15–15, 26–11, 22–15, 20–20
Pts: Dubljević 16
Rebs: Sikma 9
Asts: San Emeterio 7
PIR: Sikma 17
Boxscore Pts: Rice 14
Rebs: Tomić 6
Asts: Renfroe, Rice 3
PIR: Rice 11
Arena: Fuente de San Luis
Attendance: 8,200
Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Sergio Manuel, Rafael Serrano
25 May 2017 FC Barcelona Lassa 91–79
(Series: 1–1)
Valencia Basket Barcelona
20:00 Scoring by quarter: 26–22, 26–13, 21–27, 18–17
Pts: Renfroe 16
Rebs: Claver, Tomić 7
Asts: Perperoglou, Tomić 4
PIR: Renfroe 21
Boxscore Pts: Sastre 17
Rebs: four players 3
Asts: Martínez 7
PIR: Martínez 23
Arena: Palau Blaugrana
Attendance: 4,036
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Francisco José Araña, Jorge Martínez Fernández
27 May 2017 Valencia Basket 67–64
(Series: 2–1)
FC Barcelona Lassa Valencia
18:00 Scoring by quarter: 19–14, 12–12, 18–21, 18–17
Pts: San Emeterio 13
Rebs: Dubljević 15
Asts: Diot 6
PIR: San Emeterio 21
Boxscore Pts: Rice 18
Rebs: Oleson, Perperoglou 7
Asts: Koponen, Tomić 3
PIR: Tomić 20
Arena: Fuente de San Luis
Attendance: 8,400
Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Antonio Conde, Luis Miguel Castillo

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with FC Barcelona Lassa winning the previous four meetings.

Unicaja v Iberostar Tenerife[edit]

21 May 2017 Unicaja 79–65
(Series: 1–0)
Iberostar Tenerife Málaga
12:30 Scoring by quarter: 19–17, 25–17, 13–20, 22–11
Pts: Eyenga 21
Rebs: Omić 8
Asts: Díaz 6
PIR: Eyenga 22
Boxscore Pts: Kirksay 16
Rebs: Kirksay 6
Asts: San Miguel 5
PIR: Doornekamp 16
Arena: Martín Carpena
Attendance: 7,883
Referees: Emilio Pérez Pizarro, Luis Miguel Castillo, Andrés Fernández
26 May 2017 Iberostar Tenerife 73–67
(Series: 1–1)
Unicaja San Cristóbal de La Laguna
22:00 Scoring by quarter: 20–12, 19–15, 20–18, 14–22
Pts: Richotti 14
Rebs: Doornekamp 8
Asts: Richotti 5
PIR: Richotti 20
Boxscore Pts: Smith 13
Rebs: Díez 7
Asts: Díaz 3
PIR: Díez 14
Arena: Santiago Martín
Attendance: 5,144
Referees: Carlos Peruga, Vicente Bultó, Juan de Dios Oyón
28 May 2017 Unicaja 71–61
(Series: 2–1)
Iberostar Tenerife Málaga
21:30 Scoring by quarter: 16–10, 19–16, 16–15, 20–20
Pts: Nedović 15
Rebs: Omić 9
Asts: Smith 4
PIR: Suárez 20
Boxscore Pts: Bogris 12
Rebs: Doornekamp 9
Asts: Richotti, White 5
PIR: Doornekamp 16
Arena: Martín Carpena
Attendance: 7,387
Referees: José Antonio Martín Bertrán, Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez, Sergio Manuel

This was the first meeting in the playoffs between Unicaja and Iberostar Tenerife.

Semifinals[edit]

All times were in Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00)

Real Madrid v Unicaja[edit]

31 May 2017 Real Madrid 71–68
(Series: 1–0)
Unicaja Madrid
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 20–16, 18–18, 14–16, 19–18
Pts: Llull 28
Rebs: Ayón, Mačiulis 6
Asts: Llull 6
PIR: Llull 27
Boxscore Pts: Nedović 18
Rebs: Díez 7
Asts: Smith 6
PIR: Nedović 18
Arena: WiZink Center
Attendance: 9,039
Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Vicente Bultó, Óscar Perea
2 June 2017 Real Madrid 101–72
(Series: 2–0)
Unicaja Madrid
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 27–23, 30–10, 22–16, 22–23
Pts: Carroll 29
Rebs: Dončić 5
Asts: Dončić 6
PIR: Carroll 25
Boxscore Pts: Fogg 12
Rebs: Díez 6
Asts: Smith 3
PIR: three players 7
Arena: WiZink Center
Attendance: 9,407
Referees: Emilio Pérez Pizarro, Benjamín Jiménez, Jordi Aliaga
4 June 2017 Unicaja 73–76
(Series: 0–3)
Real Madrid Málaga
18:30 Scoring by quarter: 14–11, 19–20, 19–20, 21–25
Pts: Nedović 14
Rebs: Brooks 11
Asts: Díaz, Fogg 4
PIR: Díaz 16
Boxscore Pts: Randolph 13
Rebs: Ayón, Dončić 7
Asts: Llull 9
PIR: Ayón 17
Arena: Martín Carpena
Attendance: 10,264
Referees: Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez, Carlos Peruga, Fernando Calatrava

This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams, with Real Madrid winning two of the three meetings

Baskonia v Valencia Basket[edit]

30 May 2017 Baskonia 82–83
(Series: 0–1)
Valencia Basket Vitoria-Gasteiz
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 22–21, 19–12, 23–25, 18–25
Pts: Larkin 17
Rebs: four players 4
Asts: Larkin 8
PIR: Larkin 25
Boxscore Pts: San Emeterio 24
Rebs: San Emeterio 7
Asts: Diot 5
PIR: San Emeterio 31
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena
Attendance: 9,312
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Antonio Conde, Luis Miguel Castillo
1 June 2017 Baskonia 90–70
(Series: 1–1)
Valencia Basket Vitoria-Gasteiz
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 21–16, 25–25, 20–16, 24–13
Pts: Ledo 24
Rebs: Diop 8
Asts: Larkin 6
PIR: Hanga 29
Boxscore Pts: Sato 18
Rebs: Sato 7
Asts: Diot 6
PIR: Sato 28
Arena: Fernando Buesa Arena
Attendance: 9,671
Referees: Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez, Carlos Peruga, Francisco José Araña
3 June 2017 Valencia Basket 75–69
(Series: 2–1)
Baskonia Valencia
19:00 Scoring by quarter: 23–14, 11–23, 27–16, 14–16
Pts: Diot 16
Rebs: Dubljević 6
Asts: Diot 5
PIR: Diot 18
Boxscore Pts: Larkin 16
Rebs: Diop 6
Asts: Larkin 5
PIR: Shengelia 13
Arena: Fuente de San Luis
Attendance: 8,500
Referees: José Antonio Martín Bertrán, Carlos Cortés, Sergio Manuel
5 June 2017 Valencia Basket 85–77
(Series: 3–1)
Baskonia Valencia
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 23–17, 20–15, 19–20, 23–25
Pts: San Emeterio 19
Rebs: Dubljević 7
Asts: Diot 10
PIR: San Emeterio 29
Boxscore Pts: Larkin 19
Rebs: Shengelia 8
Asts: Ledo 5
PIR: Ledo 21
Arena: Fuente de San Luis
Attendance: 8,500
Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Benjamin Jiménez, Fernando Calatrava

This was the fourth playoff meeting between these two teams, with Baskonia winning the previous three meetings.

Finals[edit]

All times were in Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00)
9 June 2017 Real Madrid 87–81
(Series: 1–0)
Valencia Basket Madrid
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 21–21, 22–22, 22–16, 22–22
Pts: Llull 20
Rebs: Ayón. Reyes 6
Asts: Llull 4
PIR: Llull 22
Boxscore Pts: Dubljević 19
Rebs: Dubljević 5
Asts: Diot 9
PIR: Dubljević, Sikma 20
Arena: WiZink Center
Attendance: 10,717
Referees: José Antonio Martín Bertrán, Antonio Conde, Carlos Peruga
11 June 2017 Real Madrid 79–86
(Series: 1–1)
Valencia Basket Madrid
18:30 Scoring by quarter: 22–28, 19–15, 23–18, 15–25
Pts: Llull 22
Rebs: Randolph 6
Asts: Llull 6
PIR: Llull, Reyes 17
Boxscore Pts: Dubljević 20
Rebs: Dubljević 9
Asts: three players 4
PIR: Dubljević 22
Arena: WiZink Center
Attendance: 11,133
Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Miguel Ángel Pérez Pérez, Sergio Manuel
14 June 2017 Valencia Basket 81–64
(Series: 2–1)
Real Madrid Valencia
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 11–16, 25–19, 23–16, 22–13
Pts: Thomas 16
Rebs: Dubljević, Sikma 6
Asts: Sikma 5
PIR: Dubljević 21
Boxscore Pts: Llull 16
Rebs: Ayón, Dončić 8
Asts: Fernández 3
PIR: Ayón, Dončić 20
Arena: Fuente de San Luis
Attendance: 8,500
Referees: Daniel Hierrezuelo, Emilio Pérez Pizarro, Benjamín Jiménez
16 June 2017 Valencia Basket 87–76
(Series: 3–1)
Real Madrid Valencia
20:30 Scoring by quarter: 19–20, 29–11, 19–25, 20–20
Pts: Sastre 19
Rebs: Dubljević 9
Asts: Sikma 4
PIR: Sastre 19
Boxscore Pts: Llull 23
Rebs: Ayón 7
Asts: Llull 7
PIR: Llull 31
Arena: Fuente de San Luis
Attendance: 8,500
Referees: Juan Carlos García González, Antonio Conde, Carlos Peruga

This was the fifth playoff meeting between these two teams, with Real Madrid winning the previous four meetings.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calendario de fechas de la temporada 2016-17" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 22 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "El Real Madrid ya es matemáticamente de Playoff de la Liga Endesa" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 9 April 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Real Madrid y Valencia Basket ya son cabezas de serie en el Playoff" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 4 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "El Baskonia ya es matemáticamente de Playoff de la Liga Endesa" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 14 April 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "El Valencia Basket asegura matemáticamente su presencia en el Playoff" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "Unicaja ya es equipo de Playoff Liga Endesa" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "El Iberostar Tenerife ya es matemáticamente de Playoff de la Liga Endesa" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 16 April 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "El FC Barcelona Lassa ya es equipo de Playoff Liga Endesa" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "El Herbalife Gran Canaria ya está en el Playoff de la Liga Endesa" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 23 April 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "El MoraBanc Andorra regresa al Playoff de la Liga Endesa" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 10 May 2017. Retrieved 21 May 2017. 

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