On Friday, the defending champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul will face 6th seed Zaligiris Kaunas in the first semifinal of the Final Four at Stark Arena in Belgrade, Serbia.
A spot in the EuroLeague Championship is at stake for these two teams. Game time is set 6PM local time.
Fenerbahce finished second in the regular season and knocked off Kirolbet Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in the playoffs to barge into the Final Four. Fenerbahce has been led all season by Jan Vesely with regular contributors Brad Wanamaker, Kostas Sloukas, James Nunnally, Luigui Datome and Nicolo Melli.
Zaligiris Kaunas was 6th in the regular season but slayed powerhouse Olympiacos Piraeus to get the team's first Final Four since 1999. It will the first time for all Zaligiris' players to participate in the Final Four.
Expect playmaker Kevin Pangos and captain Paulius Jankunas to lead this team as they try to topple the defending champions.
The sportsbook handicappers have installed Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul as a 6.5-point favorite to beat Zaligiris Kaunas on Friday night.
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