2017-18Regular SeasonRound 9
November 23, 2017 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 PALAU BLAUGRANA
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Records

3-5 Regular Season 5-3
3-5 Overall 5-3

Officials

Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA, Slovenia
Umpire 1
PASTUSIAK, PIOTR, Poland
Umpire 2
GKONTAS, SPIROS, Greece

The Take

A pair of long-standing EuroLeague giants will look to keep the momentum going when FC Barcelona Lassa hosts Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Barcelona looks to win two consecutive games for the first time this season, while Maccabi, which has already won two of its three road games this season, aims to pick up another valuable away win. The game marks the return of Maccabi sixth man DeShaun Thomas to Barcelona, where he spent the 2014-15 season. Both teams feature exciting backcourts with Thomas Heurtel (10.0 ppg., 6.9 apg.)and Phil Pressey sharing point guard duties alongside scorers Pau Ribas, Petteri Koponen and Juan Carlos Navarro for the hosts. Maccabi counters with Pierre Jackson (15.3 ppg.)and Norris Cole (11.5 ppg.) as its go-to guys on offense, while John DiBartolomeo and DeAndre Kane provide elite defense. Both teams have different looks in the paint too, with Ante Tomic giving Barcelona an old school center and Kevin Seraphin (14.5 ppg.) providing more mobility. The same is true for Maccabi with Art Parakhouski and Alex Tyus. Swingmen Adam Hanga from Barcelona and Michael Roll of Maccabi are also major difference makers. Not only is Maccabi the top rebounding team in the league (39.9 per game), while Barcelona is last in offensive rebounds (6.6 per game). If the visitors are able to capitalize on second-chance points while denying the hosts, it will be a big advantage for Maccabi, which is 0-7 at Barcelona over the past decade.
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FC Barcelona Lassa
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SERAPHIN, KEVIN C 2.08 27
5 RIBAS, PAU G 1.94 30
6 GARCIA, MARC G 1.96 21
8 PRESSEY, PHIL G 1.80 26
9 HANGA, ADAM F 2.01 28
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS G 1.92 37
13 HEURTEL, THOMAS G 1.89 28
14 VEZENKOV, SASHA F 2.06 22
17 KURUCS, RODIONS F 2.06 19
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE C 2.08 25
21 SANDERS, RAKIM F 1.96 28
25 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 29
30 CLAVER, VICTOR F 2.07 29
44 TOMIC, ANTE C 2.17 30
45 MOERMAN, ADRIEN F 2.01 29
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 THOMAS, DESHAUN F 2.01 26
4 MASHOUR, KARAM F 1.98 26
5 ROLL, MICHAEL F 1.98 30
7 KANE, DEANDRE G 1.96 28
9 TYUS, ALEX C 2.03 29
12 DIBARTOLOMEO, JOHN G 1.83 26
15 COHEN, JAKE C 2.10 27
18 SEGEV, ITAY F 2.04 22
30 COLE, NORRIS G 1.88 29
43 BOLDEN, JONAH F 2.08 21
45 PARAKHOUSKI, ARTSIOM C 2.11 30
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL G 2.00 19
55 JACKSON, PIERRE G 1.80 26

Player Stats

Seraphin, K. / 14.5 Heurtel, T. / 10.0 Moerman, A. / 9.3
Jackson, P. / 15.3 Thomas, D. / 13.3 Cole, N. / 11.5
Moerman, A. / 5.4
Tyus, A. / 6.9 Thomas, D. / 4.6 Bolden, J. / 4.6
Heurtel, T. / 6.9 Hanga, A. / 2.6 Ribas, P. / 2.6
Cole, N. / 4.4 Jackson, P. / 3.4
Pressey, P. / 1.1 Heurtel, T. / 1.1
Jackson, P. / 1.4 Cole, N. / 1.3
Seraphin, K. / 1.0 Hanga, A. / 0.8
Tyus, A. / 1.1 Parakhouski, A. / 1.0 Bolden, J. / 0.9
2PT
Seraphin, K. / 63.0 % Heurtel, T. / 58.0 % Hanga, A. / 56.3 %
Roll, M. / 66.7 % Jackson, P. / 57.1 % Tyus, A. / 54.8 %
3PT
Moerman, A. / 50.0 % Koponen, P. / 40.0 % Ribas, P. / 36.0 %
Roll, M. / 50.0 % Jackson, P. / 35.1 % Thomas, D. / 34.6 %
FT
Seraphin, K. / 80.0 %
PIR
Seraphin, K. / 14.1 Heurtel, T. / 13.1 Hanga, A. / 10.4
Jackson, P. / 14.9 Thomas, D. / 12.8 Tyus, A. / 12.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
82.1 Points 79.0
34.5 Rebounds 39.9
6.8 O. Rebounds 12.6
27.8 D. Rebounds 27.3
21.9 Assists 15.6
6.6 Steals 5.5
2.5 Blocks 3.8
56.5 % 2PT 52.8 %
36.2 % 3PT 30.4 %
83.0 % FT 68.4 %
95.4 PIR 88.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
76.9 Points 75.9
34.1 Rebounds 34.3
8.4 O. Rebounds 10.0
25.8 D. Rebounds 24.3
14.8 Assists 16.1
5.0 Steals 5.8
2.5 Blocks 4.0
50.9 % 2PT 49.7 %
32.5 % 3PT 33.0 %
70.5 % FT 83.8 %
82.5 PIR 82.3
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FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

· Barcelona has won 11 of their last 12 meetings, dating back to 2009. Maccabi has not won in Barcelona since 2005, a span during which Barcelona has strung seven consecutive home wins over Maccabi.

· Maccabi and Barcelona faced each other in the 1991 EuroLeague Final Four in Paris, France. Barcelona thrashed Maccabi 101-67 in the first semifinal behind Jose Antonio Montero, who shined with 25 points off the bench.

· Maccabi and Barcelona met in the 2000 EuroLeague semifinals in Thessaloniki, Greece. Maccabi prevailed 51-65 thanks to 24 points from Nate Huffman.

· Barcelona did the double over Maccabi last season. Petteri Koponen contributed 14 points in a 69-79 early-season road win before Ante Tomic produced 15 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in a 76-71 victory in Barcelona.

· Maccabi forward DeShaun Thomas played at FC Barcelona Lassa during the 2014-15 season and was a teammate there of Juan Carlos Navarro and Ante Tomic.

· Maccabi center Alex Tyus and Barcelona point guard Thomas Heurtel were teammates at Anadolu Efes Istanbul for the 2015-16 season.

· Victor Claver played under current Maccabi head coach Neven Spahija at Valencia Basket for two seasons, from 2008 to 2010. They won the 2010 EuroCup title together, and Claver won 2010 EuroCup Rising Star award.

· Barcelona center Ante Tomic earned 2014-15 Top 16 Round 10 MVP honors against Maccabi after posting 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for a performance index rating of 35 on March 12, 2015.

· In February of last season, Alex Tyus posted his career-high in points with 19 playing for Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul against Barcelona.

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FC Barcelona Lassa

Roster
Streaks
Petteri Koponen has made 20 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.
Juan Carlos Navarro has made 15 consecutive free throws in the EuroLeague.
Rankings
Thomas Heurtel is second in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 6.9 per game.
Kevin Seraphin leads the EuroLeague this season in true shooting percentage at 65.9%.
Pierre Oriola ranks first among all qualified EuroLeague players this season in field goal shooting at 71.9%.
Records/Milestones
Juan Carlos Navarro is the EuroLeague's career leader in scoring (4,018 points) and three-pointers made (598) and ranks third in free throws made (824).
Navarro needs 2 three-pointers to become the first player to make 600 three-point shots in his EuroLeague career.
Navarro needs 1 more assist to become the ninth man in competition history to reach 800 assists.
Petteri Koponen is ranked fourth all-time in the EuroLeague in free throw accuracy at 91.67%.
Ante Tomic is in the sixth place all-time with 1,149 rebounds in EuroLeague games. Kerem Gonlum is in fifth place with 1,189.
Tomic needs 12 points to catch Luis Scola (2,054) for 20th place on the EuroLeague career scoring charts.
Tomic needs 2 more steals to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.
Thomas Heurtel is ranked sixth all-time with 868 EuroLeague assists.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Roster
Karam Mashour is the only player on the Maccabi squad without any previous EuroLeague experience.
Streaks
Pierre Jackson has scored in double figures in each of his last six EuroLeague games.
Alex Tyus has blocked at least 1 shot in each of his last 14 EuroLeague games.
Michael Roll has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight and seven of his last eight EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Alex Tyus is in fourth place in the EuroLeague in rebounding this season with 6.9 per game.
Records/Milestones
Alex Tyus is ranked seventh on the all-time EuroLeague charts in blocked shots with 154. He needs 6 blocks to catch Stephane Lasme for sixth place.
Art Parakhouski needs 10 more blocked shots to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
13 - 6
FC Barcelona Lassa Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Barcelona Lassa
Home record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 8-1
Away record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 5-5
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
Home record vs. FC Barcelona Lassa: 5-5
Away record vs. FC Barcelona Lassa: 1-8

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 30 March 2017 Regular Season FC Barcelona Lassa 76 - 71 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2016-17 02 November 2016 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 69 - 79 FC Barcelona Lassa
2014-15 12 March 2015 Top 16 FC Barcelona 89 - 71 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2014-15 15 January 2015 Top 16 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 70 - 68 FC Barcelona
2012-13 04 April 2013 Top 16 FC Barcelona Regal 74 - 71 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2012-13 14 February 2013 Top 16 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 77 - 82 FC Barcelona Regal
2011-12 29 February 2012 Top 16 FC Barcelona Regal 70 - 67 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2011-12 26 January 2012 Top 16 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 57 - 71 FC Barcelona Regal
2010-11 24 February 2011 Top 16 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 85 - 92 Regal Barcelona
2010-11 20 January 2011 Top 16 Regal Barcelona 81 - 71 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2008-09 12 March 2009 Top 16 Maccabi Electra 74 - 90 Regal FC Barcelona
2008-09 05 February 2009 Top 16 Regal FC Barcelona 85 - 65 Maccabi Electra
2007-08 10 April 2008 Playoffs Maccabi Elite 88 - 75 AXA FC Barcelona
2007-08 03 April 2008 Playoffs AXA FC Barcelona 83 - 74 Maccabi Elite
2007-08 01 April 2008 Playoffs Maccabi Elite 81 - 75 AXA FC Barcelona
2005-06 09 February 2006 Regular Season Maccabi Elite 88 - 72 Winterthur FC Barcelona
2005-06 15 December 2005 Regular Season Winterthur FC Barcelona 78 - 88 Maccabi Elite
2004-05 10 February 2005 Regular Season FC Barcelona 81 - 79 Maccabi Elite
2004-05 16 December 2004 Regular Season Maccabi Elite 84 - 59 FC Barcelona