NBA versus EuroLeague games

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The following is a list of NBA versus EuroLeague games. The list includes only games in which NBA clubs have played against teams that participated in that same upcoming season's top-tier level EuroLeague competition. The first game was played in the year 1978, by the defending NBA champion, the Washington Bullets, and Maccabi "Elite" Tel Aviv, prior to the 1978–79 basketball season.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a men's professional basketball league in North America; composed of 30 teams. It is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world. The NBA is an active member of USA Basketball (USAB), which is recognized by FIBA as the national governing body for basketball in the United States. The NBA is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. NBA players are the world's best paid athletes by average annual salary per player.

The EuroLeague, known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier European professional basketball club competition, organized by Euroleague Basketball since 2000.

Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. basketball team in Israel

Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C., for sponsorship reasons Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, is a professional basketball club based in Tel Aviv, Israel. The team plays in the Israeli Premier League and internationally in the EuroLeague.

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Rules

The games between NBA and FIBA EuroLeague teams, that took place between 1978 and 1999, were played under a set of mixed FIBA and NBA rules.

FIBA International basketball governing body

The International Basketball Federation, more commonly known as FIBA, from its French name Fédération internationale de basket-ball, is an association of national organizations which governs the sport of basketball worldwide. Originally known as the Fédération internationale de basket-ball amateur, in 1989 it dropped the word amateur from its name but retained the acronym; the "BA" now represents the first two letters of basketball.

Rules of basketball rules governing the game of basketball

The rules of basketball are the rules and regulations that govern the play, officiating, equipment and procedures of basketball. While many of the basic rules are uniform throughout the world, variations do exist. Most leagues or governing bodies in North America, the most important of which are the National Basketball Association and NCAA, formulate their own rules. In addition, the Technical Commission of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) determines rules for international play; most leagues outside North America use the complete FIBA ruleset.

The games that take place in the United States and Canada, are played under NBA rules, and with three NBA refs. The games that take place outside of the United States and Canada, are played under NBA rules, with two NBA refs and one EuroLeague ref.

Official (basketball) official who enforces the rules and maintains order in a basketball game

In basketball, an official enforces the rules and maintains order in the game. The title of official also applies to the scorers and timekeepers, as well as other personnel that have an active task in maintaining the game. Basketball is regarded as among the most difficult sports to officiate due to the speed of play, complexity of rules, the case-specific interpretations of rules, and the instantaneous decision required.

Statistical records of NBA teams against EuroLeague teams

Records by game rules

Records by decade

Game results FIBA era (1978–1999)

This is a list of NBA versus FIBA EuroLeague games, during the FIBA era, when the FIBA EuroLeague was run by FIBA Europe, from the inaugural 1958 FIBA European Champions Cup season, to the 2000–01 FIBA SuproLeague season. The list includes only games in which NBA clubs have played against teams that participated in that same upcoming season's top-tier level FIBA EuroLeague competition. The first game was played in the year 1978, prior to the 1978–79 basketball season. The games between NBA and FIBA EuroLeague teams, that took place between 1978 and 1999, were played under a set of mixed FIBA and NBA rules.

1970s

1980s

1990s

Game results Euroleague Basketball era (2003–present)

This is a list of NBA versus EuroLeague games during the Euroleague Basketball era, since the EuroLeague has been run by Euroleague Basketball, beginning with the Euroleague 2000–01 season. The list includes only games in which NBA clubs have played against teams that participated in that same upcoming season's top-tier level EuroLeague competition. The first games were played in the year 2003, prior to the 2003–04 basketball season. The games that take place in the United States and Canada are played under NBA rules, and with three NBA refs. The games that take place outside of the United States and Canada are played under NBA rules, with two NBA refs and one EuroLeague ref.

2000s

October 10th, 2003
Memphis Grizzlies Flag of the United States.svg 9180 Flag of Spain.svg FC Barcelona
October 10th, 2003
Toronto Raptors Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 10076 Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos
October 20th, 2004
Toronto Raptors Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 8683 Flag of Italy (2003-2006).svg Benetton Treviso
October 16th, 2005
Toronto Raptors Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 103105 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi "Elite" Tel Aviv
October 19th, 2005
Orlando Magic Flag of the United States.svg 9379 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi "Elite" Tel Aviv
October 5th, 2006
Philadelphia 76ers Flag of the United States.svg 99104 Flag of Spain.svg Winterthur FC Barcelona
October 6th, 2006
Phoenix Suns Flag of the United States.svg 10093 Flag of Italy.svg Lottomatica Roma
October 7th, 2006
Los Angeles Clippers Flag of the United States.svg 7594 Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow
October 8th, 2006
San Antonio Spurs Flag of the United States.svg 9784 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi "Elite" Tel Aviv
October 10th, 2006
Denver Nuggets Flag of the United States.svg 118102 Flag of Turkey.svg Efes Pilsen
October 11th, 2006
Phoenix Suns Flag of the United States.svg 119102 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi "Elite" Tel Aviv
October 11th, 2006
Philadelphia 76ers Flag of the United States.svg 8571 Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow
October 12th, 2006
Golden State Warriors Flag of the United States.svg 12066 Flag of Turkey.svg Efes Pilsen
October 17th, 2006
Cleveland Cavaliers Flag of the United States.svg 9367 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi "Elite" Tel Aviv
October 19th, 2006
Toronto Raptors Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 11884 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi "Elite" Tel Aviv
October 6th, 2007
Minnesota Timberwolves Flag of the United States.svg 8481 Flag of Turkey.svg Efes Pilsen
October 7th, 2007
Toronto Raptors Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 9387 Flag of Italy.svg Lottomatica Roma
October 9th, 2007
Memphis Grizzlies Flag of the United States.svg 99102 Flag of Spain.svg Unicaja
October 11th, 2007
Toronto Raptors Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 103104 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
October 11th, 2007
New York Knicks Flag of the United States.svg 11285 Flag of Israel.svg Maccabi "Elite" Tel Aviv
Flag of the United States.svg Madison Square Garden, New York City
October 11th, 2007
Houston Rockets Flag of the United States.svg 10770 Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos
October 13th, 2007
San Antonio Spurs Flag of the United States.svg 11391 Flag of Greece.svg Panathinaikos

2010s

October 3rd, 2010
New York Knicks Flag of the United States.svg 125113 Flag of Italy.svg Armani Jeans Milano
October 7th, 2010
Los Angeles Lakers Flag of the United States.svg 8892 Flag of Spain.svg Regal FC Barcelona
October 12th, 2010
Miami Heat Flag of the United States.svg 9685 Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow
October 14th, 2010
Memphis Grizzlies Flag of the United States.svg 110105 Flag of Spain.svg Caja Laboral
October 14th, 2010
Oklahoma City Thunder Flag of the United States.svg 9789 Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow
October 16th, 2010
San Antonio Spurs Flag of the United States.svg 10885 Flag of Spain.svg Caja Laboral
October 16th, 2010
Cleveland Cavaliers Flag of the United States.svg 8790 Flag of Russia.svg CSKA Moscow
October 5th, 2012 [1]
Boston Celtics Flag of the United States.svg 9197 Flag of Turkey.svg Fenerbahçe Ülker
October 6th, 2012
Dallas Mavericks Flag of the United States.svg 8984 Flag of Germany.svg Alba Berlin
Flag of Germany.svg O2 World, Berlin
October 6th, 2012
Memphis Grizzlies Flag of the United States.svg 10593 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid
October 6th, 2012
San Antonio Spurs Flag of the United States.svg 10677 Flag of Italy.svg Montepaschi Siena
October 7th, 2012
Boston Celtics Flag of the United States.svg 10575 Flag of Italy.svg EA7 Emporio Armani Milano
October 8th, 2012
Toronto Raptors Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg 10295 Flag of Spain.svg Real Madrid

NBA champions vs EuroLeague champions

The following is a list of games that have been played between the then current champions of the NBA, and the then current champions of the EuroLeague.

October 18th, 1997
Chicago Bulls Flag of the United States.svg 10478 Flag of Greece.svg Olympiacos

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References

  1. NBA Europe Live 2012 Euroleague. June 25, 2012