The Italian Basketball Supercup (Italian: Supercoppa Italiana di Pallacanestro), or Supercoppa Italiana, is the professional preseason basketball competition that takes place each year between the winners of the Italian Championship and the winners of the Italian Cup. The Italian Supercup competition began in the year 1995.
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