2015 in basketball

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The following are the basketball events of the year 2015 throughout the world.

Basketball team sport played on a court with baskets on either end

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

2015 (MMXV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 15th year of the 3rd millennium, the 15th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2010s decade.

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The following are the basketball events that are expected to take place in 2015 throughout the world. Tournaments include international (FIBA), professional (club) and amateur and collegiate levels.

National team tournaments

Summer Olympics qualifying

Basketball at multi-sport events

FIBA World Under-19 Championship

FIBA World Under-17 Championship qualifying

Professional club seasons

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
2015 FIBA Intercontinental Cup Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid Flag of Brazil.svg Bauru 181–170 (agg.) Two-legged tie

Continental seasons

Organizer Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
FIBA Africa 2015 FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup Flag of Angola.svg Petro Atlético Flag of Angola.svg Rec do Libolo 89–75 One-game playoff
2015 FIBA Africa Women's Clubs Champions Cup Flag of Angola.svg 1° de Agosto Flag of Angola.svg Interclube 69–53 One-game playoff
FIBA Americas 2015 FIBA Americas League Flag of Brazil.svg Bauru Flag of Mexico.svg Pioneros de Quintana Roo 86–72 One-game playoff
Euroleague Basketball 2014–15 Euroleague Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos 78–59 One-game playoff
2014–15 EuroCup Basketball Flag of Russia.svg Khimki Flag of Spain.svg Herbalife Gran Canaria 174–130 (agg.) Two-legged tie
2014–15 EuroLeague Women Flag of the Czech Republic.svg ZVVZ USK Praha Flag of Russia.svg Ekaterinburg 72–68 One-game playoff
2014–15 EuroCup Women Flag of France.svg ESB Villeneuve-d'Ascq Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Royal Castors Braine 137–121 (agg.) Two-legged tie
FIBA Europe 2014–15 EuroChallenge Flag of France.svg JSF Nanterre Flag of Turkey.svg Trabzonspor Medical Park 64–63 One-game playoff

Regional seasons

Men

Region Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2014–15 ABA League Flag of Serbia.svg Crvena Zvezda Telekom Flag of Croatia.svg Cedevita 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Baltic states 2014–15 Baltic Basketball League Flag of Lithuania.svg Šiauliai Flag of Latvia.svg Ventspils 156–150 (agg.) Two-legged tie
Balkans 2014–15 BIBL season Flag of Kosovo.svg Sigal Prishtina Flag of Bulgaria.svg Rilski Sportist 154–143 (agg.) Two-legged tie
North America 2014–15 NBA season Flag of the United States.svg Golden State Warriors Flag of the United States.svg Cleveland Cavaliers 4–2 Best-of-7 series
Australasia 2014–15 NBL season Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand Breakers Flag of Australia.svg Cairns Taipans 2–0 Best-of-3 series
Eastern Europe 2014–15 VTB United League Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow Flag of Russia.svg BC Khimki 3–0 Best-of-5 series
South America 2015 Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol Flag of Brazil.svg Brasilia Flag of Argentina.svg San Martín de Corrientes 2–0 Best-of-3 series

Women

Region Tournament Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Former Yugoslavia 2014–15 MŽRKL Flag of Italy.svg Umana Reyer Venezia Flag of Serbia.svg Radivoj Korać 69–52 One-game playoff
2014–15 WBFAL Flag of Croatia.svg Ragusa Dubrovnik Flag of Montenegro.svg Lovćen 142–135 (agg.) Two-legged tie

Domestic league seasons

Men

Nation League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania 2014–15 Albanian Basketball League season Vllaznia Tirana 3–0 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola 2014–15 BIC Basket Petro Atlético Rec do Libolo 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2014–15 Angola Basketball Cup Rec do Libolo 1º de Agosto 79–70 One-game playoff
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 2014–15 Liga Nacional de Básquet season Quimsa Gimnasia Indalo 4–2 Best-of-7 series
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 2014–15 Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga Güssing Knights Zepter Vienna 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 2014–15 Belgian Basketball League Telenet BC Oostende Belfius Mons-Hainaut 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 Belgian Basketball Cup Telenet BC Oostende Liège 95–94 (OT) One-game playoff
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina 2014–15 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina KK Igokea HKK Široki 3–0 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 2014–15 NBB season Flamengo Bauru 2–0 Best-of-3 series
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria 2014–15 National Basketball League season Lukoil Academic Balkan Botevgrad 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2015 Bulgarian Basketball Cup Cherno More Varna Lukoil Academic 72–69 One-game playoff
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2014–15 NBL Canada season Windsor Express Halifax Rainmen 4–3 Best-of-7 series
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 2014–15 CBA season Beijing Ducks Liaoning Flying Leopards 4–2 Best-of-7 series
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia 2014–15 A-1 League Cedevita Cibona 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus 2014–15 Cyprus Basketball Division 1 AEK Larnaca APOEL 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic 2014–15 National Basketball League season Prostějov Opava 2–1 Best-of-3 series
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 2014–15 Basketligaen Horsens IC Bakken Bears 4–2 Best-of-7 series
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia 2014–15 KML season TÜ/Rock Kalev/Cramo 4–1 Best-of-7 series
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland 2014–15 Korisliiga season Kataja Bisons Loimaa 3–2 Best-of-5 series
Flag of France.svg  France 2014–15 LNB Pro A season Limoges Strasbourg 3–1 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 French Basketball Cup Strasbourg IG ESSM Le Portel 87–74 One-game playoff
2015 Leaders Cup Strasbourg IG Le Mans Sarthe 60–58 One-game playoff
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 2014–15 Basketball Bundesliga Brose Baskets Bayern Munich 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2015 BBL-Pokal EWE Baskets Oldenburg Brose Baskets 72–70 One-game playoff
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 2014–15 British Basketball League season Newcastle Eagles London Lions 96–84 One-game playoff
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece 2014–15 Greek Basket League Olympiacos Panathinaikos 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 Greek Basketball Cup Panathinaikos Apollon Patras 68–53 One-game playoff
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2014–15 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A Szolnoki Olaj KK KTE-Duna Aszfalt 2–0 Best-of-3 series
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel 2014–15 Israeli Basketball Super League Hapoel Jerusalem Hapoel Eilat 168–133 (agg.) Two-legged tie
Israeli Basketball State Cup 2014–15 Maccabi Tel Aviv Hapoel Jerusalem 94–76 One-game playoff
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy 2014–15 Lega Basket Serie A Banco di Sardegna Sassari Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2015 Italian Basketball Cup Dinamo Sassari EA7 Milano 101–94 One-game playoff
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan 2014–15 Kazakhstan Basketball Championship BC Astana Almatynski Legion 81–56 One-game playoff
2015 Kazakhstan Basketball Cup Almaty Legion Tobol Kostanay 90–86 One-game playoff
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo 2014–15 Kosovo Basketball Superleague Sigal Prishtina Peja 3–0 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia 2014–15 Latvian Basketball League VEF Rīga BK Ventspils 4–2 Best-of-7 series
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania 2014–15 LKL season Žalgiris Lietuvos rytas 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2015 LKF Cup Žalgiris Lietuvos rytas 82–76 One-game playoff
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 2014–15 Dutch Basketball League SPM Shoeters Den Bosch Donar 4–1 Best-of-7 series
2014–15 NBB Cup Donar SPM Shoeters 78–70 One-game playoff
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 2015 New Zealand NBL season Southland Sharks Wellington Saints 72–68 One-game playoff
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines 2014–15 PBA Philippine Cup San Miguel Beermen Alaska Aces 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2015 PBA Commissioner's Cup Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters Rain or Shine Elasto Painters 4–3 Best-of-7 series
2015 PBA Governors' Cup San Miguel Beermen Alaska Aces 4–0 Best-of-7 series
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 2014–15 PLK season Stelmet Zielona Góra PGE Turów Zgorzelec 4–2 Best-of-7 series
2015 Polish Basketball Cup Stelmet Zielona Góra Rosa Radom 77–71 One-game playoff
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal 2014–15 LPB season Benfica Vitória Guimarães 3–0 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 2014–15 Liga Națională Asesoft Ploiești BC Mureș 3–0 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 2014–15 Russian Basketball Cup Novosibirsk Dynamo Moscow 81–78 One-game playoff
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 2014–15 Basketball League of Serbia Crvena Zvezda Telekom Partizan NIS 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 Radivoj Korać Cup Crvena Zvezda Telekom Mega Leks 80–74 One-game playoff
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia 2014–15 Slovenian Basketball League Tajfun Rogaška 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2014–15 ACB season Real Madrid FC Barcelona 3–0 Best-of-5 series
2015 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto Real Madrid FC Barcelona 77–71 One-game playoff
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2014–15 Basketligan season Södertälje Kings Uppsala 4–1 Best-of-7 series
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland 2014–15 LNBA season Lions Genève Union Neuchâtel 4–1 Best-of-7 series
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia 2014–15 Tunisian Men's Basketball League Club Africain Étoile Sportive de Radès 2–0 Best-of-3 series
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 2014–15 Turkish Basketball League Pınar Karşıyaka Trabzonspor Medical Park 3–2 Best-of-5 series
2014–15 Turkish Cup Basketball Anadolu Efes Fenerbahçe Ülker 70–60 One-game playoff
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine 2014–15 Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague Khimik Dnipro 3–0 Best-of-5 series

Women

Nation League Champion Runner-up Result Playoff format
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia 2014–15 WNBL season Townsville Fire Bendigo Spirit 75–65 One-game playoff
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary 2014–15 Nemzeti Bajnokság I/A UNIQA-Euroleasing Sopron Ceglédi EKK 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia 2014–15 First Women's Basketball League of Serbia Radivoj Korać Vojvodina 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 2014–15 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto Spar Citylift Girona Perfumerías Avenida 2–0 Best-of-3 series
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 2014–15 Turkish Women's Basketball League Galatasaray OdeaBank Abdullah Gül Üniversitesi 3–1 Best-of-5 series
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2015 WNBA season Minnesota Lynx Indiana Fever 3–2 Best-of-5 series

College seasons

Men

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2015 CIS Basketball Championship Carleton Ravens Ottawa Gee-Gees 93–46 One-game playoff
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines NCAA Season 91 basketball tournaments Letran Knights San Beda Red Lions 2–1 Best-of-3 series
UAAP Season 78 basketball tournaments FEU Tamaraws UST Growling Tigers 2–1 Best-of-3 series
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2015 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Duke Blue Devils Wisconsin Badgers 68–63 One-game playoff
2015 National Invitation Tournament Stanford Cardinal Miami Hurricanes 66–64 (OT) One-game playoff
2015 NCAA Division II Men's Basketball Tournament Florida Southern Indiana (PA) 77–62 One-game playoff
2015 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Tournament Wisconsin–Stevens Point Augustana (IL) 70–54 One-game playoff
2015 NAIA Men's Basketball Championships Dalton State Westmont 71–53 One-game playoff
2015 NAIA Men's Basketball Championships Cornerstone Dakota Wesleyan 66–45 One-game playoff

Women

Nation League / Tournament Champions Runners-up Result Playoff format
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada 2015 CIS Basketball Championship Windsor McGill 60–47 One-game playoff
Flag of the United States.svg  United States 2015 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament Connecticut Huskies Notre Dame Fighting Irish 63–53 One-game playoff
2015 National Invitation Tournament UCLA Bruins West Virginia Mountaineers 62–60 One-game playoff
2015 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament California (PA) California Baptist 86–69 One-game playoff
2015 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament Thomas More George Fox 83–63 One-game playoff
2015 NAIA Division I Basketball Championships Oklahoma City Campbellsville 80–63 One-game playoff
2015 NAIA Division II Basketball Championships Morningside Concordia (NE) 59–57 One-game playoff

Notable events

Awards and honors

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame

FIBA Hall of Fame

Deaths

See also

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