Baloncesto Málaga, more commonly referred to as Unicaja Málaga. The basketball team is based in Málaga, Andalusia that plays in Spain's top league, the ACB.
Legends of world baskeball have played with the club (Dominique Wilkins, Byron Scott, Dino Radja, Dejan Bodiroga, Nikos Galis, Panagiotis Giannakis, Stojan Vrankovic, Fanis Christodoulou, Antonio Davis, Zeljko Rebraca among others). Those players, along with the successful management of Pavlos and Thanassis Giannakopoulos, have made Panathinaikos one of the most successful and well-known teams of the last decade on the continent (along with Maccabi Tel Aviv) having won three Euroleague titles.
The Euroleague is currently contested in four phases. Phase one is the regular season, in which 24 teams plays two games against every other team in its group. At the end of the regular season, the field will have been cut down to 16 teams.
The second phase, known as the Top 16, then begins. As in the regular season, each Top 16 group is contested in a double round-robin format.
The third phase, the quarterfinal round, has been played since the 2004-05 season. The first- and second-place teams from each group advance and the first-place team from each group is matched against a second-place team from another group in a best-of-three series, with two of the three possible games scheduled at the first-place team's home court.
The Final Four features the winners of the four quarterfinal series in one-off knockout matches. The semi-final losers play for third place, while the winners play for the championship.
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