2016-17Regular SeasonRound 18
January 19, 2017 CET: 20:05
Local time: 21:05 MENORA MIVTACHIM ARENA
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
Baltic: VIASAT
Hungary: DIGI SPORT 3
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 1
Israel: SPORT 5 LIVE
Africa: FOX (SETANTA)
Netherlands: NDL FOX SPORTS
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

6-11 Regular Season 9-8
6-11 Overall 9-8

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Two teams in opposed dynamics meet on Thursday when Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (6-11) hosts Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (9-8) at Menora Mivtachim Arena. This will be the fifth time that these teams play each other in the EuroLeague, with Maccabi in the lead for now, 3-2. The last time they met was in December when Zvezda took a commanding home win 83-58, behind a team effort led my Marko Simonovic and his 14 points and 5 rebounds. For Maccabi, DJ Seeley was the top scorer with 15 points. Maccabi is the fifth-best scoring team in the competition (80.6 ppg.), but so far, that figure is not translating into the number of wins that the team would like, having lost seven of its last eight games. On the other side of the spectrum, Zvezda is on a roll lately, with wins in five of its last six games, thanks especially to its fine defense, which only allows for 73.6 points per game, which is second-best in the league. Andrew Goudelock is the lead man on offense for the hosts (16.3 ppg., 3.3 apg.), with big contribution by Sonny Weems (12.1 ppg., 3.8 apg.) and veteran Devin Smith (10.8 ppg., 5.8 rpg.). For Zvezda, Simonovic is the leader of the team this season (12.9 ppg.), with help from Ognjen Kuzmic (10.2 ppg., 7.2 rpg.) and Charles Jenkins (8.8 ppg., 2.6 apg.). Maccabi shoots better than the visitors practically from everywhere, but to have a chance at this game it will need to regroup on defense and stay below the 84.2 points it allows per game to opponents. On the other side of the court, Zvezda leads the league in steals per game (8.4), which shows the kind of attitude this team steps on court with. Maccabi is still adjusting to the philosophy of Coach Ainars Bagatskis, but surely has the manpower to come out of the hole it's in, but the regular season progresses relentlessly, so the team from Tel Aviv has to bounce back soon. Zvezda's morale is through the roof after important wins against teams like Fenerbahce Istanbul, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow, but they were all at home, just like the blowout against Maccabi, so the visitors know that the game from last month will probably not repeat itself, especially in an atmosphere like the one in Tel Aviv.
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW G 1.91 28
3 RUDD, VICTOR F 2.05 25
4 SEELEY, D.J. G 1.93 27
6 SMITH, DEVIN F 1.98 33
9 MEKEL, GAL G 1.92 28
10 PNINI, GUY F 2.01 33
11 SEGEV, ITAY F 2.04 21
12 OHAYON, YOGEV G 1.89 29
13 WEEMS, SONNY F 1.98 30
15 LANDESBERG, SYLVEN G 1.98 26
23 ALEXANDER, JOE F 2.03 30
24 IVERSON, COLTON C 2.13 27
30 MILLER, QUINCY F 2.06 24
33 ZIRBES, MAIK C 2.07 26
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WOLTERS, NATE G 1.93 25
2 THOMPSON, DEON F 2.03 28
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA F 2.04 23
9 MITROVIC, LUKA F 2.04 23
10 LAZIC, BRANKO G 1.94 28
12 SIMANIC, BORISA F 2.09 18
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN F 2.00 22
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO F 2.03 30
20 RAKICEVIC, PETAR G 2.04 21
22 JENKINS, CHARLES G 1.91 27
23 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 21
24 JOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 26
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.14 26
51 BJELICA, MILKO F 2.07 32

Player Stats

Goudelock, A. / 16.3 Weems, S. / 12.1 Smith, D. / 10.8
Simonovic, M. / 12.9 Kuzmic, O. / 10.2 Jenkins, C. / 8.8
Smith, D. / 5.8 Iverson, C. / 5.4
Kuzmic, O. / 7.8
Jovic, S. / 5.4 Jenkins, C. / 2.6
Ohayon, Y. / 1.1 Weems, S. / 1.0
Jenkins, C. / 2.1 Lazic, B. / 1.2 Jovic, S. / 1.1
Kuzmic, O. / 0.6
2PT
Zirbes, M. / 68.2 % Rudd, V. / 63.6 % Iverson, C. / 63.4 %
Simonovic, M. / 60.0 % Kuzmic, O. / 57.5 % Lazic, B. / 56.7 %
3PT
Goudelock, A. / 47.3 % Seeley, D.J. / 46.8 % Smith, D. / 39.2 %
Jenkins, C. / 48.8 % Simonovic, M. / 44.6 % Dangubic, N. / 36.4 %
FT
Goudelock, A. / 92.1 % Seeley, D.J. / 88.6 % Rudd, V. / 82.9 %
Guduric, M. / 88.4 % Bjelica, M. / 82.7 % Simonovic, M. / 73.2 %
PIR
Goudelock, A. / 15.1 Weems, S. / 11.9 Rudd, V. / 11.4
Kuzmic, O. / 15.8 Simonovic, M. / 11.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.6 Points 74.5
34.3 Rebounds 32.2
8.5 O. Rebounds 9.3
25.8 D. Rebounds 22.9
17.3 Assists 17.1
5.8 Steals 8.4
1.5 Blocks 1.6
53.7 % 2PT 49.0 %
39.2 % 3PT 34.0 %
75.3 % FT 75.8 %
84.9 PIR 77.7

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
84.2 Points 73.6
35.4 Rebounds 34.8
11.9 O. Rebounds 8.6
23.5 D. Rebounds 26.1
20.4 Assists 17.8
7.9 Steals 6.3
2.5 Blocks 4.1
54.7 % 2PT 53.5 %
33.3 % 3PT 34.4 %
74.2 % FT 76.9 %
96.6 PIR 85.8
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

· Crvena Zvezda registered its largest-ever Turkish Airlines EuroLeague win when it routed Maccabi 83-58 in Round 12. Marko Simonovic scored 14 points and Ognjen Kuzmic added 12 to lead five Zvezda scorers in double figures.

· The Round 12 game between these two teams marked the first time in a EuroLeague game that a team – in this case Maccabi - did not shoot a single free throw.

· Maccabi center Maik Zirbes spent the last two seasons with Crvena Zvezda and All-EuroLeague forward Quincy Miller also played at Crvena Zvezda last season. They helped the team to a historic EuroLeague playoff berth. Guard Gal Mekel also started last season with Zvezda. The three Maccabi players were all teammates with most of the current Zvezda roster,

· Maccabi forward Guy Pnini was a teammate of Zvezda’s Branko Lazic at FMP Zeleznik for part of the 2008-09 season.

· Zvezda point guard Stefan Jovic and his Maccabi counterpart D.J. Seeley were teammates for the first part of the 2013-14 season at Radnicki Kragujevac.

· Zvezda big man Milko Bjelica matched his career-high with 10 rebounds for Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz against Maccabi in a 65-70 win in November 2013 in Tel Aviv.

· Zvezda’s recent reinforcement in the paint, Deon Thompson, matched a career-high with a performance index rating of 25 by collecting 16 points and 10 rebounds for ALBA Berlin against Maccabi in a December 2012 game in Tel Aviv.

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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Roster

Itay Segev began practicing after suffering a broken foot in the preseason. He remains a few weeks away from game action.

Streaks

Devin Smith has made 16 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.

Andrew Goudelock has hit at last 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague games.

Andrew Goudelock has scored in double figures in 19 consecutive EuroLeague appearances.

Rankings

Andrew Goudelock is fifth in scoring in the EuroLeague this season with 16.3 points per night.

Records/Milestones

Andrew Goudelock owns the EuroLeague single-game record for three-pointers made with 10, which he set in November 2014 when he played for Fenerbahce Istanbul.

Devin Smith needs 3 steals to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

The next time he plays, Maik Zirbes will make his 100th EuroLeague appearance.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Roster

Stefan Jovic, Ognjen Kuzmic, Charles Jenkins and Nemanja Dangubic have started each game this season. Zvezda is the only team to have as many as four players start each game.

Petar Rakicevic is set to make his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Ognjen Kuzmic has made 17 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.

Charles Jenkins has made at least 1 steal in 10 consecutive EuroLeague games.

Charles Jenkins has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague games. He is 14 of 27 from downtown (52%) over that stretch.

Marko Simonovic has made at least 1 three-point shot in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague games

Rankings

Ognjen Kuzmic is third in the EuroLeague in rebounding this season with 7.8 boards per game.

Charles Jenkins leads the EuroLeague in steals this season with 2.1 per game.

Records/Milestones

Stefan Jovic owns the EuroLeague single-game record for assists with 19, which he set last November playing for Zvezda against FC Bayern Munich.

Jovic is ranked second on the all-time charts among active, qualified EuroLeague players with 4.76 assists per game for his career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
3 - 2
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
Home record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 2-0
Away record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 1-2
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Home record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 2-1
Away record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 0-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 15 December 2016 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 83 - 58 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2014-15 05 March 2015 Top 16 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 89 - 76 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2014-15 08 January 2015 Top 16 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 78 - 67 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
2013-14 28 November 2013 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 76 - 78 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2013-14 24 October 2013 Regular Season Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 96 - 82 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade