2015-16Top 16Round 6
February 04, 2016 CET: 19:30
Local time: 20:30 VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
72.5 Points 77.1
34.1 Rebounds 34.3
10.2 O. Rebounds 11.4
23.9 D. Rebounds 22.9
16.5 Assists 17.6
6.7 Steals 6.6
2.9 Blocks 3.0
14.1 Turnovers 14.5
49.3 % 2PT 51.2 %
34.7 % 3PT 36.4 %
66.8 % FT 73.1 %
77.5 Index 79.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
10.8 / Harangody Points 15.3 / Zirbes
5.5 / Erden Rebounds 6.5 / Zirbes
1.7 / Erden OR 2.9 / Zirbes
3.8 / Erden DR 5.3 / Miller
3.7 / Gordon Assists 7.1 / Jovic
1.6 / Gordon Steals 1.5 / Jovic
1.0 / Erden Blocks 1.5 / Miller
1.9 / Erden Turnovers 2.2 / Miller
66.7 % / Arslan 2PT 63.8 % / Zirbes
46.7 % / Harangody 3PT 42.9 % / Lazic
81.5 % / Slaughter FT 84.6 % / Guduric
11.7 / Erden Index 17.5 / Zirbes

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-5 Top 16 3-2
4-6 Regular Season 5-5
4-11 Overall 8-7

Referees

Crew Chief
JAVOR, DAMIR, Slovenia
Referee
SHULGA, BORIS, Ukraine
Umpire
FOUFIS, IOANNIS, Greece

The Take

The hosts seek their first Top 16 victory, while the red-hot visitors seek a fourth consecutive victory, which would keep Crvena Zvezda in at least a tie for second place in Group E. This will be Zvezda’s third visit to Istanbul this season; it lost to Fenerbahce in the regular season by 18 and to Anadolu Efes in Round 1 of the Top 16 by 1. On its three-game run, Zvezda has shined defensively by allowing just 67.3 points per game; it is holding opponents in the Top 16 to 28.6% three-point shooting, which is second lowest. On the other hand, Darussafaka has struggled defensively and allowed 90.7 points per game over its last three contests. Zvezda has ridden terrific efforts from center Maik Zirbes, forward Quincy Miller and playmaker Stefan Jovic thus far, while swingman Tarence Kinsey comes off his best offensive game since joining the team. Darussafaka will use its depth to try and quiet the Zvezda attack with Semih Erden and Milko Bjelica in the paint and Emir Preldzic and Luke Harangody at the big forward spots. Guards Jamon Gordon, Reggie Redding and Ender Arslan will need to produce at both ends to give the hosts a good chance to end their losing streak.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Euroleague.net

Game Notes

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

Jamon Gordon celebrated scoring his 1,000th career Euroleague point early in the game last week by going for a career-best 26 points by its end.

Scottie Wilbekin has made three-pointers in eight straight Euroleague games.

Semih Erden is 5 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Marcus Slaughter needs 3 more points to reach 500 for his Euroleague career.

Emir Preldzic is 12 assists away from becoming the 19th player in competition history to reach 500 assists.

Oguz Savas has made 11 free throws in a row in Euroleague games.

Milko Bjelica is a product of the Crvena Zvezda youth system and played the first five years of his career there.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

Nineteen different players have played for Crvena Zvezda already this season and 14 different players have started games; no player has started every game.

Since Stefan Jovic has become Zvezda’s starting point guard, the team is averaging 81.1 points per game. In the games before that point, Zvezda was averaging 66.3 points per game.

Maik Zirbes has recorded at least 1 steal in four straight and eight of his last nine Euroleague games.

Tarence Kinsey was a teammate of Darussafaka players Emir Preldzic and Oguz Savas at Fenerbahce for three seasons between 2007 and 2011. Darussafaka guard Serhat Cetin also played there in the latter two of those years.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

MAHMUTI, OKTAY
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We’ll play against the rising team of recent weeks. Crvena Zvezda is a dangerous team who can beat any team on any day. By the way, we shouldn’t let them control the game. We just missed the win in our recent games. We don’t want the win slip through our fingers again because of some easy mistakes."

Players

YAGMUR, MEHMET
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"This is the clubs’s first season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. We learned one lesson from that very first season: You can’t lose a home game if you aim at the top spots in the standings. This week we want to break that streak. Crvena Zvezda is a tough team to beat. We got to answer them with the same toughness, even playing aggressively. We can’t let them score through transition game. If we keep playing this style, we can grab our first win."

Arslan's triple gives Darussafaka its maiden Top 16 victory

There are no more winless teams in the Top 16 this season after Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul made a bit of history, pulling out a hard-fought and dramatic 69-66 win over visiting Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade on Thursday night. It was the first ever Top 16 win for Darussafaka, which improved to 1-5 in Group E, while Zvezda dropped to 3-3. Neither team held a lead bigger than 6 points during the game and there were nine ties in the second half alone. With the game going down to the wire, the hosts kept Zvezda scoreless for the final 4:27. During that final span, the only baskets were Marcus Slaughter’s put-back and an Ender Arslan triple, which turned out to be a game-winner with 65 seconds to go. Semih Erden paced the hosts with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Mehmet Yagmur scored all 10 of his points in the first quarter, and Arslan also finished with 10 in victory. Jamon Gordon contributed with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in Darussafaka’s historic night. Tarance Kinsey paced the visitors with 16 points, and Vladimir Stimac collected 11 points and 10 rebounds. Maik Zirbes had 8 points and 6 boards in the losing effort.

First quarter: Yagmur scores 10 in the first for Darussafaka

Quincy Miller opened the scoring with a second-chance slam and after Erden split free throws for Darussafaka, Zirbes fed Nemanja Dangubic for an easy layup. A jumper from Stefan Jovic made it 2-6. Gordon scored a driving layup to help tie it at 6-6 before Zirbes had a tip-in and Kinsey nailed a jumper as all of Zvezda starters had scored already. Dangubic’s smooth jumper opened a 6-12 advantage. Erden had a dunk for the hosts and Yagmur hit a triple – the first of the game for either team. Kinsey hit two more mid-range jumpers for the visitors, with Bjelica scoring a layup in between for Darussafaka. Miller got a shooter’s roll on a three-pointer to open a 13-19 lead with 3:10 left in the quarter, but Yagmur banked in a runner, then nailed a triple in transition to quickly get the hosts within 18-19. Yagmur did not stop there, knocking down a long baseline jumper to put Darussafaka in front, helping the hosts end he quarter on an 8-0 run and hold a 21-19 lead after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Hosts take slim halftime lead

Bjelica scored inside for the hosts, but Stimac scored from close range, Marko Simonovic from long range for Zvezda, before Vasilije Micic fed Stimac with a nifty bounce pass to give Zvezda a 23-26 lead. Harangody hit a mid-range shot, before Micic and Reggie Redding traded triples. Slashing to the basket, Gordon tied at 30-30. Jovic hit a jumper for the visitors, but Arslan bettered it with a triple before Erden scored from close range to give Darussafaka a 36-34 advantage. Zvezda tied it again with Jovic dishing on a breakaway for Dangubic, but Erden answered inside and Gordon beat the halftime buzzer with a driving layup to make it 41-37 at the break.

Third quarter: Zvezda keeps it close

Zirbes got the third quarter going with a basket inside. Erden had a tip-in-plus-foul to open a 44-39 lead, but Jovic had a driving layup, Kinsey nailed a triple and Jovic fed Zirbes for a dunk that helped Zvezda take a 3-point advantage. Bjelica snapped a 0-8 run from the free throw line, before Stimac and Erden traded basket inside to tied it, 50-50. Stimac scored inside and Kinsey made a short jumper, but Scottie Wilbekin, Arslan and Bjelica went 5 of 7 from the free throws line to give Darussafaka a 55-54 edge after 30 minutes.

Fourth quarter: Arslan’s triple decides the game

Slaughter and Marko Guduric each made a pair of free throws, and Stimac fought to convert a loose ball into a basket. Branko Lazic hit a baseline jumper, but Arslan made foul shots to spark a little run by the hosts; Harangody scored inside and Wilbekin finished a fast break with a layup to make it 63-60. After a Zvezda timeout, Simonovic buried a three and Jovic found Zirbes with a pass for a dunk that made it 64-66 with 4:27 left in the quarter. Neither team scored for the next two minutes until Slaughter’s put-back tied the game for the ninth time in the second half, 66-66. Zirbes missed both free throws for Zvezda with 90 seconds to go, and Darussafaka grabbed 2 offensive boards on the next trip down the floor before Arslan buried a triple to give the hosts a 69-66 lead going into the final minute. The visitors held the ball for the final 33 seconds, and had two three-point shots in the last 10 seconds of the game, but Lazic and Jovic misfired and Darussafaka held on for its premier Top 16 win.

Semih Erden celebrates - Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul - EB15
Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Referees: JAVOR, DAMIR (SLO), SHULGA, BORIS (UKR), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE)
Attendance: 4678 (Tentative)
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  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE 17:37 4 1/1 0/3 2/4   2 2     2 1   2 4 2
4 YAGMUR, MEHMET 17:32 10 2/3 2/3         1   3   1 1   4
5 REDDING, REGGIE 20:16 4 0/3 1/2 1/2 1   1 3 1 1 1   2 1 3
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 21:35 14 5/9   4/7 3 3 6   1 1 1   2 7 19
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 5:00                 1       2   -1
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 GORDON, JAMON 25:15 8 4/10 0/2   2 5 7 3 1 2 1   3 1 8
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 19:35 10   2/5 4/5       1   1       3 9
42 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 18:25 5 1/1   3/4 1 3 4 2   1 1   3 2 9
44 HARANGODY, LUKE 11:42 5 2/2   1/2   2 2     1       1 6
51 BJELICA, MILKO 27:59 9 2/4 0/1 5/8   2 2     4   1 3 4 1
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 15:04   0/1       3 3             2 4
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 69 17/34 5/16 20/32 9 22 31 10 4 16 5 2 18 25 68
        50% 31.3% 62.5%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 KINSEY, TARENCE 28:52 16 4/7 1/2 5/5   2 2   1 3   1 2 3 12
4 REBIC, NIKOLA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA 13:27 6 3/3             1       3   4
10 LAZIC, BRANKO 26:52 2 1/4 0/4     1 1         1 3 2 -6
13 MICIC, VASILIJE 14:24 4 0/1 1/2 1/2   1 1 3 1       3 3 6
15 TEJIC, MARKO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO 20:49 6 0/1 2/5             1   1 2 1 -1
23 GUDURIC, MARKO 10:49 2   0/1 2/2   3 3 2   2     1 3 6
24 JOVIC, STEFAN 25:36 6 3/6 0/4   1 3 4 6 1 2   1   1 8
30 MILLER, QUINCY 19:11 5 1/2 1/2   1 3 4     1     4   2
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 20:30 8 4/6   0/2 2 4 6 1 1 5     4 1 4
51 STIMAC, VLADIMIR 19:30 11 5/10   1/2 5 5 10     2 2 1 3 2 13
Team           3 1 4     3         1
Totals 200:00 66 21/40 5/20 9/13 12 23 35 12 5 19 2 5 25 16 49
        52.5% 25% 69.2%
Head coach: RADONJIC, DEJAN

Head Coaches

MAHMUTI, OKTAY
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"It was very important game for both teams. We’re trying to stay alive after five losses. During our last five or games in the Turkish League or Euroleague, we lost in the last 20 seconds against Panathinaikos, Fenerbahce and Anadolu Efes. So we found pressure on us. This was obvious in our free throws. In the first half we fought very well. In the second half Crvena Zvezvda became more aggressive. In the fourth quarter there was an equal game. At the end we deserved this victory."
RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Before the game we knew that Darussafaka would give everything to win. In the first half we weren’t good as I had expected. In the second half we were much better defensively. We had problems with personal fouls and we had to find other solutions on offense. At the end of the game, Darussafaka was much better. In the final minute we gave away 2 offensive rebounds, missed 2 free throws and we missed that shot that might tie the game. These situations were crucial for us."

Players

YAGMUR, MEHMET
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"It’s a good win for us. We lost a couple of games in the dying minutes. This time we won in the final minute. That win will bring up our self-confidence. Now we need a kind of miracle to qualify to the playoffs. But we will fight until the very last game. We managed to answer their aggressiveness by being equally aggressive on the court as I said two days before the game. Personally, I’m trying to be helpful as possible to my team."
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