Though some worried an extended Top 16 would sap the Euroleague of its pre-playoff drama, there were still three spots to be had entering the final day.

And after asking ourselves earlier this week who the most important players would be in the finale, we got our answers (loudly) from guys like Kostas Papanikoalou (21 points, 6-of-6 from three), Maciej Lampe (27 points, 9 rebounds) and the unlikeliest of stars, Alejandro Abrines, who burned it up for 21 points in 21 minutes in Barcelona’s win over Maccabi.

The games have been played. The playoff match-ups, set.  Join Sam, Nick, Rob and visiting professor Simon Jatsch from as they tackle the day’s activity.

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