LAST TEAM IN: Playoff picture was completed when Zenit made history, clinching its first-ever playoff berth last Monday. Zenit’s qualification meant Valencia was eliminated, and the Spanish club showed true class.

NEW COMPANY: 7DAYS EuroCup also got to its final stage, with two teams, AS Monaco and UNICS Kazan, becoming eligible to play in the 2021-22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, and Jamar Smith chosen as the MVP, which caught attentions of several EuroLeague players.

BUILD-UP: Two teams that have never been to the EuroLeague Playoffs before enjoyed the pre-playoff feeling. Milan waited seven years to return to the playoffs, and got a new jersey ready for the occasion, while CSKA was studying hard in the film room.

Meanwhile, different players were boosting their playoff confidence in different ways.

GREAT STUFF: Many current and former EuroLeague players took to social media as they enjoyed the opening week of the playoffs, especially all the drama in Milan and Barcelona.

WINNERS’ CORNER: Milan, CSKA and Efes have 2-0 leads, while Barcelona and Zenit are tied at 1-1.

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