Despite the shocking scenes in both Greece and Serbia, there were other games in Europe that were played in the true spirit of the game. We start in Spain, as Barcelona overcame Valencia to claim the Copa Del Rey crown.
Barcelona won its 23rd Kings Cup by defeating Valencia 85-69 in-front of a crowd of nearly 15,000 in Vitoria.
Pete Mickeal claimed MVP honours by leading Barca with 14 points as the Euroleague giants led for the majority of the game to claim the 2013 Copa Del Rey.
Ante Tomic and Marcelinho Huertas both added 13 points with the latter dishing eight assists for the victors.
Stefan Markovic and Justin Doellman had 14 points each for Valencia as they led after the quarter but ran out of steam in the early stages of the second and never led again.
In Slovenia, Union Olimpija defeated surprise finalists Domzale 73-61 to claim the Slovenian Pokal Spar Cup in Celje.
Domzale shocked Krka Novo Mesto to reach the final but found the side from Ljubljana too much to handle as Dino Muric led Olimpija with 16 points and was awarded the finals’ MVP.
Fenerbahce won Turkey’s Cup final after edging out Galatasaray 63-57 to claim their third title in four years.
They had to come from behind to do it though as Galatasaray led 32-29 at the half thanks to an 11-0 run inspired by former Barcelona favourite Boniface N’Dong.
Three-pointers from Emir Preldzic and Bojan Bogdanovic fueled a 10-3 spurt that put Fenerbahce up 53-51, taking the lead for good, despite some nervy last moments.
David Andersen led the victors with 21 points.
Montepaschi Siena continued their dominance in the Italian Cup competition as they saw-off current league leaders Cimberio Varese 77-74 in Milan.
This was Siena’s fifth Cup win in a row but they made to work hard in what is their toughest season in Italy, domestically in years.
Bobby Brown led Siena with 25 points, including five triples but Daniel Hackett scooped the MVP award as he added 17 points for the winners.