2017-18Regular SeasonRound 3
October 25, 2017 CET: 19:45
Local time: 20:45 ULKER SPORTS ARENA
Czech Republic: O2 TV SPORT
Spain: MULTIDEPORTE
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD
Turkey: BeIn Sports 3
Israel: 5GOLD (SPORT 5)
United Kingdom -: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Romania: DIGI SPORT2
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Serbia: SPORTKLUB HD
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Slovakia: DIGI SPORT 4
In Flight: SPORT 24

Records

1-1 Regular Season 0-2
1-1 Overall 0-2

Officials

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANIEL, Spain
Umpire 1
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE, Serbia
Umpire 2
SUKYS, ARTURAS, Lithuania

The Take

These cross-town rivals are set to meet again - Efes already beat Fenerbahce in the Turkish League this season. Fenerbahce has been without playmaker Ali Muhammed until now, so Brad Wanamaker and Kostas Sloukas are set to keep sharing the point guard duties. None of them will have it easy against super scorer Errick McCollum (23 ppg.), the top scoring team in the competition, and defensive stopper Dogus Balbay, who may see extended playing time against Sloukas. At the same time, Efes has been without power forward Derrick Brown, but is expected to have Ricky Ledo back in action. Ledo offers his all-around scoring skills, but Efes has multiple options at both wings, such as Edo Muric, Kruno Simon - who has missed all his 14 shots this season, remaining scoreless, but had 12 points against Efes in Turkish League action - and Josh Adams. Nikola Kalinic has not made his debut this season due to injury. If he remains sidelined, Luigi Datome and James Nunnally will see extended playing time at small forward while Sinan Guler and Marko Guduric provide intensity and deep range at shooting guard, helping Sloukas against Simon and Muric, too. Fenerbahce has a size advantage in the paint with Jan Vesely, Ahmet Duverioglu, Jason Thompson and Nicolo Melli. Vesely and Duverioglu must be ready for a physical battle against Vladimir Stimac - who had a EuroLeague career-high 22 points against Valencia Basket - and Bryant Dunston. Meanwhile, Justin Doellman and Brock Motum must use their experience and deep range against Thompson and Melli. Expect nothing but a great crowd and an intense game at Ulker Sports Arena.
Monday, October 23, 2017
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Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 THOMPSON, JASON C 2.11 31
4 MELLI, NICOLO F 2.05 26
5 HERSEK, BARIS F 2.08 29
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 27
11 WANAMAKER, BRAD G 1.93 28
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 27
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 20
21 NUNNALLY, JAMES F 2.01 27
23 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 22
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 27
32 GULER, SINAN G 1.92 33
33 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 25
35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 34
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 24
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 29
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 LEDO, RICKY G 1.97 25
2 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN F 2.06 32
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK G 1.88 29
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 28
5 BROWN, DERRICK F 2.03 30
6 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN F 1.98 18
8 BATUK, BIRKAN F 1.96 27
10 BITIM, ONURALP G 1.96 18
11 DEMIR, BERK F 2.04 22
12 MOTUM, BROCK F 2.08 27
14 ADAMS, JOSH G 1.88 23
15 STIMAC, VLADIMIR C 2.10 30
22 MUSTAFA, MUHAYMIN G 1.96 18
24 MURIC, EDO F 2.02 25
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 31
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV F 1.97 32

Player Stats

Sloukas, K. / 16.0 Datome, L. / 14.5 Wanamaker, B. / 11.0
McCollum, E. / 23.0 Ledo, R. / 17.0 Stimac, V. / 14.5
Melli, N. / 6.0 Vesely, J. / 5.0 Thompson, J. / 4.5
Ledo, R. / 9.0 Stimac, V. / 5.5 Dunston, B. / 5.0
Sloukas, K. / 8.0 Wanamaker, B. / 4.0 Melli, N. / 1.5
Adams, J. / 2.5 Simon, K. / 2.5 Stimac, V. / 2.0
Thompson, J. / 1.0 Vesely, J. / 0.5 Guduric, M. / 0.5
Dunston, B. / 1.5 Muric, E. / 1.0 McCollum, E. / 1.0
Vesely, J. / 2.0 Sloukas, K. / 0.5 Melli, N. / 0.5
McCollum, E. / 1.0 Ledo, R. / 1.0 Dunston, B. / 0.5
2PT
Sloukas, K. / 75.0 % Datome, L. / 70.0 % Vesely, J. / 63.6 %
Muric, E. / 71.4 % Dunston, B. / 70.0 % Stimac, V. / 61.9 %
3PT
Guler, S. / 100.0 % Nunnally, J. / 50.0 % Guduric, M. / 50.0 %
Doellman, J. / 33.3 % Motum, B. / 25.0 % McCollum, E. / 22.2 %
FT
Sloukas, K. / 100.0 % Melli, N. / 100.0 % Vesely, J. / 75.0 %
Muric, E. / 100.0 % McCollum, E. / 94.1 % Ledo, R. / 66.7 %
PIR
Sloukas, K. / 25.0 Vesely, J. / 12.5 Datome, L. / 12.0
McCollum, E. / 23.5 Stimac, V. / 17.5 Ledo, R. / 13.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.5 Points 72.5
32.5 Rebounds 34.5
8.0 O. Rebounds 14.5
24.5 D. Rebounds 20.0
19.5 Assists 11.0
3.0 Steals 4.5
4.5 Blocks 2.5
58.4 % 2PT 51.5 %
43.9 % 3PT 16.2 %
71.4 % FT 69.4 %
87.5 PIR 68.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.0 Points 83.0
32.0 Rebounds 35.0
13.0 O. Rebounds 8.0
19.0 D. Rebounds 27.0
14.0 Assists 15.5
7.0 Steals 5.5
2.0 Blocks 3.5
49.3 % 2PT 58.3 %
30.2 % 3PT 39.1 %
84.2 % FT 84.8 %
84.5 PIR 97.0
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Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

This crosstown derby is a relatively new fixture at the EuroLeague level, with their first meeting taking place in 2014. Fenerbahce has been dominant in their brief EuroLeague history together, winning every home game against Efes.

Efes big man Bryant Dunston was a teammate of Fenerbahce point guard Kostas Sloukas at two different clubs for a total of three seasons. The two were first teammates at Aris Thessaloniki in 2010-11 season, then from 2013 to 2015 at Olympiacos Piraeus.

Birkan Batuk and Dogus Balbay of Efes were teammates with Fenerbahce’s Melih Mahmutoglu and Ali Muhammed on the Turkish national team in the past.

Birkan Batuk and Brad Wanamaker were teammates at Darussafaka Istanbul last season.

Errick McCollum and Sinan Guler played together at Galatasaray in 2015-16 and for the second part of the 2016-17 seasons. They won the 2016 EuroCup title together.

Vladimir Stimac and Marko Guduric were teammates at Zvezda in the 2015-16 season. They also teamed up on the Serbian national team last summer to win silver medals at EuroBasket 2017.

Efes guard Krunoslav Simon grew up in KK Zagreb, and made his EuroLeague debut there in 2011-12 season under current Fenerbahce assistant coach Vlado Androic.

Big man Ahmet Duverioglu played for Efes during the 2015-16 season.

Jan Vesely had career-best 23 points playing for Partizan against Efes in a March 2011 game.

Monday, October 23, 2017
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Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul

Roster
Nikola Kalinic and Ali Muhammed have not played yet this season due to respective injuries.
Streaks
Brad Wanamaker has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 10 EuroLeague appearances.
Ali Muhammed has made multiple three-pointers in each of his last nine EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Luigi Datome is tied for fourth all-time in the EuroLeague in free throw accuracy at 90.36%.
Datome ranked second among qualified EuroLeague players last season in free-throw accuracy at 94.4%.
Playing for Darussafaka Istanbul, Brad Wanamaker ranked fourth among qualified EuroLeague players last season in average index rating at 17.6 per game.
Wanamaker was fourth in the EuroLeague in scoring last season with 16.7 points per game.
Wanamaker ranked second among qualified EuroLeague players last season in average steals with 1.5 per game.
Playing for Brose Bamberg, Nicolo Melli ranked second in the EuroLeague in rebounding last season with 7.4 per game.
Ali Muhammed was third among qualified EuroLeague players last season in average three-pointers made with 2.2 per game.
Records/Milestones
Ali Muhammed needs 3 more free throws to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Jan Vesely blocked the 100th shot of his EuroLeague career last week in Round 1. He became the 28th player to ever do so.
Luigi Datome needs 31 more points to reach 1,000 for his EuroLeague career.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster
Berk Demir and Onuralp Bitim are poised to make their respective EuroLeague debuts.
Streaks
Erick McCollum has made 10 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Bryant Dunston has blocked at least 1 shot in five of his last six EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Bryant Dunston ranked second among qualified EuroLeague players last season in average offensive rebounding with 2.8 per game.
Dunston ranked fifth among qualified EuroLeague players last season in blocks with 1.1 per game.
Records/Milestones
Derrick Brown is 16 points shy of reaching the 1,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career.
Brock Motum needs 3 more points to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.
Bryant Dunston is ranked 11th on the EuroLeague career lists for blocked shots with 137. He needs 1 more to catch D'Or Fischer for 10th place.

Monday, October 23, 2017
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
7 - 1
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul Anadolu Efes Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 4-0
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 3-1
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul: 1-3
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul: 0-4

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 23 March 2017 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 80 - 77 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2016-17 17 November 2016 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 88 - 80 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 01 April 2016 Top 16 Fenerbahce Istanbul 90 - 86 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 05 February 2016 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 73 - 77 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2014-15 09 April 2015 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 83 - 72 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2014-15 13 February 2015 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 71 - 77 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2013-14 10 April 2014 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 84 - 65 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2013-14 21 February 2014 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 63 - 71 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul