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Euroleague Live Streaming: How to watch the 2016-17 Euroleague playoffs

Lorenzo Gahol in Euroleague 21 Apr 2017
  • How to watch 2016-17 Euroleague playoffs
Georgios Printezis (credit: KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

The 2016-17 Euroleague playoffs have started and all games will be shown at bet365's live streaming service.

Euroleague Live Streaming

Key games this week

Olympiacos and Real Madrid are aiming to take 2-0 leads in their respective series in the Euroleague playoffs on Friday. 
Friday, April 21
19:00 (BST)
Olympiacos vs Anadolu Efes (Game 2)

Olympiacos will shoot for a 2-0 lead over Anadolu Efes in their Euroleague playoff duel at the Peace and Friendship Stadium. The Reds drew first blood in the best-of-five series after easily winning Game 1 87-72. Olympiacos never looked back after taking control of the first period. Evangelos Mantzaris led the Greek powerhouse with 14 points and six rebounds while Erick Green added 13. Georgios Printezis dominated the shaded area by posting 11 points and 11 rebounds. Tyler Honeycutt came off the bench to lead Efes with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Thomas Heurtel added 14 points while Jayson Granger chipped in 12.

20:00 (BST)
Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus (Game 2)

Real Madrid is aiming for another win over Darussafaka Dogus in their Game 2 duel in the Euroleague playoffs. The top-seeded Los Blancos posted an 83-75 home win on Wednesday to take the lead in their best-of-five showdown. Real Madrid had a slow start and trailed by eight points after the first period. They finally made their move in the second and third periods to take control. Sergio Llull led the charge with 23 points and six assists while Gustavo Ayon contributed 14. Brad Wanamaker paced Darussafaka Dogus with 21 points. Will Clyburn added 15 points while Luke Harangody chipped in 11.

Upcoming Euroleague Fixtures

Euroleague 2016-17 Playoffs Schedule

DateTime (UK)GamesWhere to Watch
Wednesday, April 2617:30 (BST)Anadolu Efes vs Olympiacos (Game 3)bet365
Wednesday, April 2619:15 (BST)Darussafaka Dogus vs Real Madrid (Game 3)bet365

Why watch Euroleague Live Streaming?

The Euroleague is the top-tier international professional basketball league in Europe. It is ranked second only to the NBA in popularity and competitiveness although several Euroleague clubs have beaten NBA teams in the past.

Many Euroleague products went on to have successful NBA careers like Drazen Petrovic, Vlade Divac, Toni Kukoc, Arvydas Sabonis, Andrei Kirilenko, Manu Ginobili and Luis Scola. In addition, many former NBA players found a home in the Euroleague. The long list includes former NBA MVP Bob McAdoo, slam dunk machine Dominique Wilkins, Alphonso Ford (whose name bears the Euroleague's top scorer award), Roy Tarpley, Anthony Parker and Tyus Edney.

The Euroleague has also produced great players who never played in the NBA like Dejan Bodiroga, Dino Meneghin, Manuel Raga and Sergei Belov. Head coaches who started their careers in the Euroleague before invading the NBA include Mike D'Antoni and David Blatt.

Current Teams and Format

Unlike in previous years where 24 teams take part in the regular season, only 16 teams are competing in the Euroleague this season.

The participants are A-license holders Anadolu Efes (Turkey), Baskonia (Spain), CSKA Moscow (Russia), Barcelona (Spain), Fenerbahce (Turkey), Maccabi Tel Aviv (Israel), Milano (Italy), Olympiacos (Greece), Panathinaikos (Greece), Real Madrid (Spain) and Zalgiris (Lithuania), Adriatic League champion Crvena Zvezda (Serbia), Eurocup champion Galatasaray (Turkey), UNICS Kazan (Russia), Darussafaka Dogus (Turkey) and Bundesliga champion Brose Baskets (Germany).

Regular Season
All teams will play a double round-robin using the home-and-away format for a total of 30 games per team. The top eight teams after the regular season will qualify for the best-of-five playoffs while the remaining eight clubs will be eliminated.

In this phase, the No. 1 seed will take on the No. 8 seed, the No. 2 seed will face the No. 7 seed, the third seeds will play the sixth seeds and the fourth-ranked club will battle the fifth-seeded team. The winners in the best-of-five series will qualify for the Final Four.

Final Four
Like in previous years, the Final Four will be a single knockout affair. The winners will proceed to the championship game. The Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul will host this season's Final Four.

Euroleague History

The Euroleague was established in 1958 as the FIBA European Champions Cup. It became the FIBA European League in 1991 and FIBA Euroleague in 1996.

Basketball's world governing body ran the premier league until 2000 when Euroleague Basketball, a private company based in Barcelona, entered the picture and formed a brand new Euroleague. Top teams Olympiacos, Kinder Bologna, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Tau Cerámica and Benetton Treviso joined the newly-established league while Panathinaikos, Maccabi Elite, CSKA Moscow and Efes Pilsen opted to remain with the FIBA-operated competition which was subsequently renamed FIBA SuproLeague.

Thus, the 2000-01 season saw two continental champions: Maccabi (Suproleague) and Kinder (Euroleague). The two leagues merged the following season with Euroleague Basketball taking over operations. 

In October 2015, FIBA attempted to regain control of the Euroleague by inviting the top clubs in the continent to join the newly-established Basketball Champions League. However, the clubs opted to remain in the Euroleague and the inaugural BCL ended up with lower-ranked teams that are neither competing in the Euroleague nor the second-tier EuroCup which is also operated by Euroleague Basketball.

Soviet clubs dominated the early years of the Euroleague before Real Madrid led by Clifford Luyk became a force in the 1960s. Italian club Varese starring the great Dino Meneghin was the most dominant team in the Euroleague in the 1970s. Italian clubs continued their dominance in the 1980s with Cantu, Roma and Milano winning titles. Yugoslav sides Cibona, Jugoplastika and Split also won titles in this decade. 

The 1990s saw the rise of Greek giants Panathinaikos and Olympiacos, which continued to win titles in the next two decades. CSKA, Maccabi and Barcelona also had triumphs in the 2000s. 

Real Madrid is the most successful club in the Euroleague with nine titles and eight runner-up finishes. CSKA Moscow is ranked second with seven titles followed by Maccabi Tel Aviv and Panathinaikos with six apiece. Varese has five titles that were all won in the 1970s while Olympiacos, Milano, ASK Riga and Split have three each.

CSKA Moscow is the defending champion after beating Fenerbahce 101-96 in overtime in the final at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin last May. Lokomotiv Kuban and Laboral Kutxa were the other teams that qualified for the Final Four.

Euroleague Champions

Euroleague Champions

TeamTitlesChampion Years
Real Madrid9
1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1994–95, 2014–15
CSKA Moscow71960–61, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1970–71, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2015–16
Maccabi Tel Aviv61976–77, 1980–81, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2013–14
Panathinaikos61995–96, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11
Varese51969–70, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76
Olympiacos31996–97, 2011–12, 2012–13
Olimpia Milano31965–66, 1986–87, 1987–88
ASK Riga31958, 1958–59, 1959–60
Split 31988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91
Barcelona22002–03, 2009–10
Virtus Bologna21997–98, 2000–01
Cantu21981–82, 1982–83
Cibona21984–85, 1985–86
Dinamo Tbilisi11961–62
Joventut Badalona11993–94
Virtus Roma11983–84

How to watch Euroleague 2016-17 Live Streaming

Step 1: Go to Bet365

Step 2: Register an account (Use bonus code: MAXCASH to get a 100% welcome bonus of up to £200) 

Step 3: Click on live streaming at the top of the page once you are logged in

Step 4: Select basketball from the drop down menu and you can now watch and bet on the Euroleague 2016-17 season 

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