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Basketball Champions League Live Streaming: A guide on how to watch the 2016/17 Basketball Champions League Final Four live online

Lorenzo Gahol 27 Apr 2017
How to watch the Basketball Champions League Final Four at bet365
Aaron Doornekamp (credit: FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)

The inaugural Basketball Champions League is now in its Final Four stage and all games are being streamed at bet365's live streaming service.

Basketball Champions League Live Streaming


Final Four Fixtures

The Basketball Champions League Final Four will take place at the Pabellón de Deportes de Tenerife Santiago Martin in the Canary Islands on Friday. Banvit will face Monaco in the first semifinal to be followed by the duel between host Iberostar Tenerife and Venezia. The winners will clash in Sunday's final while the losers will fight for third place.

Friday, April 28
17:00
Banvit vs Monaco (Semifinal 1)

Banvit and AS Monaco face off in the first Final Four game of the inaugural Basketball Champions League. Banvit reached the medal round after edging MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg 146-145 on aggregate in the two-legged quarterfinal. Ludwigsburg won the first leg 97-87 but Banvit bounced back with a 59-53 victory in the return leg to win the series. Leading the Turkish club in this showdown are Jordan Theodore, Gediminas Orelik, Gasper Vidmar and Damian Kulig. Head coach Sasa Filipovski will also count on guards Jeremy Chappell and Furkan Korkmaz. Monaco, meanwhile, easily disposed of Dinamo Sassari 152-138 in their quarterfinal duel. The French club won the first leg 73-62 and triumphed in their rematch 79-76. The top guns for Monaco are guards Dee Bost and Zack Wright. Other key players for head coach Zvezdan Mitrovic are Billy Ouattara, Amara Sy, Sergii Gladyr, Nik Caner-Medley and Brandon Davies. Banvit and Monaco split their two meetings in the group stage.


20:00
Iberostar Tenerife vs Venezia (Semifinal 2)

Iberostar Tenerife has the support of its home fans when it takes on Umana Reyer Venezia in the second Final Four game. Tenerife beat ASVEL 61-51 in the second leg of their quarterfinal duel to reach the last four. The first leg ended in a 62-62 tie. The Spanish club boasts of big men Aaron Doornekamp and Tim Abromaitis and guard Davin White. Head coach Txus Vidorreta will also utilize frontliners Georgios Bogris and Marius Grigonis in this duel.  Leading Venezia are forwards Melvin Ejim and Hrvoje Peric. Head coach Walter De Raffaele will also count on guards Tyrus McGee and Marquez Haynes and small forward Michael Bramos.

Why watch Basketball Champions League Live Streaming?


Although it's considered just a third-tier basketball league in Europe behind the Euroleague and EuroCup, the Basketball Champions League gives the less illustrious clubs across the continent a chance to play teams outside of their domestic leagues. Players from these clubs will also get additional exposure that could lead to greener pastures in the future.

The BCL also vowed to give equal treatment to all participating clubs and by doing so promotes a more balanced competition.

Basketball Champions League History


The Basketball Champions League was conceptualized by FIBA Europe in 2015 to rival the Euroleague. 

Organizers tried to lure the top clubs in the continent to leave the Euroleague and participate in the inaugural season of the BCL.

However, the teams declined and the new league was left with lower-ranked teams from domestic leagues across the continent. FIBA Europe used to run the Euroleague until 2000 when Euroleague Basketball was formed and took charge of the top-tier basketball league along with the second-tier EuroCup.

The maiden BCL season began in September 2016 with the qualifying stages. A total of 52 teams across 31 countries took part in the league's first season.

Basketball Champions League Format


The inaugural Basketball Champions League was supposed to have a 16-team, double-round robin format but when the top clubs opted to remain in the Euroleague, organizers decided to change the format. 

The BCL instead kicked off with two qualifying rounds with the qualifiers making it to the 40-team regular season. The clubs were then divided into five groups of eight teams. Each team played its groupmates twice using the home-and-away format.

The group winners along with the three best-ranked second placers advanced directly to the Round-of-16 while the other second placers joined the third placers, fourth placers and top four fifth-ranked teams in the two-leg playoffs qualifiers. The remaining fifth-placed teams along with the sixth-placed teams, and the two best seventh-placed teams were relegated to the FIBA Europe Cup. 

The Basketball Champions League is currently in its playoff stage. 

The winners in the two-leg Round-of-16 will advance to the quarterfinals which will also be a two-leg affair. The winners will then advance to the Final Four. The semifinal games and final will use a knockout format.

Upcoming Basketball Champions League Live Streaming Fixtures

Basketball Champions League Final Four Fixtures

DateTime (UK)FixturesWhere to Watch
Friday, April 2817:00 BSTBanvit vs Monaco (Semifinal)bet365
Friday, April 2820:00 BSTIberostar Tenerife vs Venezia (Semifinal)bet365

How to watch the Basketball Champions League Live Streaming


Step 1: Go to Bet365


Step 2: Register an account (Use bonus code: MAXCASH to get a 100% welcome bonus of up to £200) 


Step 3: Click on live streaming at the top of the page once you are logged in



Step 4: Select basketball from the drop down menu and you can now watch and bet on the Basketball Champions League 


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The firm was one of the first to introduce live streaming of sporting events to the sports betting market and they have since grown the product exponentially, with almost every major football league and competitions as well as all other top sporting events streamed live on the bet365 live streaming player.

This means that customers at bet365 now have more access to live sport, including FA Cup live streaming, than any satellite or cable subscribers. All of the events offered are available for free and the only requirement to watch is to have a funded bet365. Those who wish to bet in-play on an event can do so while watching via the in-play betting console which is, again, the best and quickest in the betting industry.

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