Regular Season Round 10 - December 18, 2014 CET: 19:00 Local time: 20:00 - ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
3-6 Regular Season 8-1
3-6 Overall 8-1

Referees

Crew Chief
CONDE, ANTONIO, Spain
Referee
PATERNICO, CARMELO, Italy
Umpire
JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN, Spain

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
80.4 Points 74.9
35.7 Rebounds 36.1
9.9 O. Rebounds 11.0
25.8 D. Rebounds 25.1
15.4 Assists 17.4
4.2 Steals 7.4
1.9 Blocks 4.1
11.4 Turnovers 11.8
49.4 % 2PT 51.1 %
36.6 % 3PT 32.3 %
77.6 % FT 69.9 %
88.8 Index 84.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
18.1 / Erceg Points 18.2 / Spanoulis
6.0 / Gonlum Rebounds 5.0 / Dunston
2.0 / Gonlum OR 2.2 / Dunston
4.2 / Erceg DR 3.7 / Hunter
4.8 / Arroyo Assists 5.2 / Spanoulis
0.9 / Erceg Steals 1.1 / Dunston
1.3 / Aldemir Blocks 1.4 / Petway
2.2 / Guler Turnovers 3.8 / Spanoulis
75.0 % / Aldemir 2PT 88.9 % / Mantzaris
51.8 % / Erceg 3PT 41.7 % / Lafayette
97.3 % / Erceg FT 87.5 % / Petway
18.3 / Erceg Index 18.2 / Spanoulis

THE TAKE

The hosts are seeking to make their third Top 16 appearance in four seasons, but to do so they need to win and get some help. Galatasaray is on the outside looking in for the race to fourth place in Group D. Coach Ergin Ataman’s side must beat group champ Olympiacos and hope Valencia Basket does it a favor and beats Neptunas Klaipeda. A Galatasaray loss or Nptunas victory ends Galatasaray’s chances. Olympiacos took care of Galatasaray 93-66 when they met last month in Greece as Othello Hunter dominated inside and Vassilis Spanoulis and Vangelos Mantzaris ran the show from the perimeter. Since the outcome of the game has no impact on Olympiacos’s standing, Coach Sfairopoulos could opt to give extended playing time to young players he may need going forward, like Vasileios Kavvadas and Dimitrios Agravanos or to Matt Lojeski, who is back after missing six week through injury. Galatasaray, which has dropped three straight games, will attack with point guard Carlos Arroyo and forwards Zoran Erceg and Valdimir Micov as its main weapons. Erceg’s shooting is game-changing stuff, while big man Patric Young gives the hosts an extra physical force against the Reds.
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Quotes Head Coaches

SFAIROPOULOS, GIANNIS
Olympiacos Piraeus
"We are in the first place in the group but that doesn't mean anything. We are going to Turkey to play well and win the game. We want to continue the good appearances we have had so far and give everything to win. We have some absences due to injuries but we also have the players to fill in the absences."

Players

LAFAYETTE, OLIVER
Olympiacos Piraeus
"We have reached the last game of the first round and we are in the first place of the group. That doesn't mean anything. Galatasaray is a good team and their place at the group does not represent them. We have to play a very good game for 40 minutes if we want to beat them."

Game Notes

Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
Zoran Erceg is the league leader in minutes played per game at 32:17.
Erceg has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 straight Euroleague games.
Erceg has made 34 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Erceg played two seasons for Olympiacos, in 2008-09 and 2010-11. Among current Reds, Erceg played alongside Georgios Printezis in the first of those seasons and Vassilis Spanoulis and Dimitrios Katsivelis were there the second season.
Carlos Arroyo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 straight Euroleague games.
Pietro Aradori has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Vladimir Micov needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Nate Jawai came off the bench for 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting for Galatasaray against Olympiacos last season, but was hospitalized after that game with the ailment that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.
Ian Vougioukas played for Olympiacos during the 2008-09 season. He helped the Reds reach the Euroleague Final Four that season. Only Georgios Printezis remains from his time at the club.
Marty Pocius was a teammate of Olympiacos forward Tremmell Darden during the second half of the 2012-12 season at Real Madrid. They helped Los Blancos to the 2013 Spanish League title.

Olympiacos Piraeus
Vassilis needs just 7 more assists to move up to fourth place on the Euroleague’s career assists chart. Spanoulis has 748 career assists. His former teammate Sarunas Jasikevicius (755) is fourth.
Spanoulis has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 19 of his last 20 Euroleague games.
Oliver Lafayette has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight straight and 15 of his last 16 Euroleague games.
Tremmell Darden recorded the first – and to date only – double double of his Euroleague career last season against Galatasaray. Playing for Real Madrid, Darden collected 13 points and 10 rebounds in an 89-84 victory in the Top 16.
Othello Hunter recorded a Euroleague career-high 13 rebounds against Galatasaray last season, when he played for Montepaschi Siena.
Hunter had his best game of the season with 17 points on 8-of-9 shooting and 10 rebounds for a performance index rating of 26 in the victory over Galatasaray last month.

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Referees: CONDE, ANTONIO (ESP), PATERNICO, CARMELO (ITA), JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP)
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Head coach: ATAMAN, ERGIN
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# Player Min Pts 2FG
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Head coach: SFAIROPOULOS, GIANNIS
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