2016-17Regular SeasonRound 11
December 09, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA
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Records

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

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Anadolu Efes Istanbul will test its red-hot offense against one of the league’s toughest defense when FC Barcelona Lassa visiting Abdi Ipekci Arena on Friday. Both teams come into the game with 5-5 records, which is tied for sixth place in the standings. Efes has scored in triple figures in its last two home games and is averaging a league-best 95.5 points per game at home. However Barcelona has allowed opponents to a measly 73.7 points per game, which is the fewest in the league. Derrick Brown (13.5 ppg., 6.6 rpg.) and playmaker Thomas Heurtel (12.6 ppg., 6 apg.) lead the way for Efes, while forward DeShaun Thomas (11.3ppg.), center Bryant Dunston (10.6 ppg., 6.8 rpg.) and swingman Cedi Osman (10.3 ppg.) ensure that there are scorers at every position. Thanks to league-leading rebounder Tyler Honeycutt (9.8 ppg., 8.4 rpg.), Dunston and Brown, Efes also leads the EuroLeague in rebounding (38.3 rpg.). Star guard Tyrese Rice (15.8 ppg., 4.7 apg.) leads Barcelona and Alex Renfroe also joined recently to help in the backcourt. Ante Tomic (8.4 Dppg.) and Joey Dorsey (7.1 ppg., 7.2 rpg.) give the team muscle in the paint and forwards Victor Claver and Justin Doellman have returned from injury and are building back to top form. It will be offense against defense in this promising clash!
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 THOMAS, DESHAUN F 2.01 25
2 HONEYCUTT, TYLER F 2.03 26
3 BAYKAN, OGULCAN G 1.96 20
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 27
5 BROWN, DERRICK F 2.03 29
6 OSMAN, CEDI F 2.04 21
7 COTTON, BRYCE G 1.85 24
9 GEYIK, SAMET F 2.06 23
10 KORKMAZ, FURKAN G 2.02 19
11 DEMIR, BERK F 2.04 21
15 GRANGER, JAYSON G 1.89 27
23 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 24
31 HEURTEL, THOMAS G 1.89 27
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 30
FC Barcelona Lassa
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 RICE, TYRESE G 1.85 29
3 HOLMES, JONATHAN F 2.04 24
5 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN F 2.06 31
6 DORSEY, JOEY C 2.03 32
8 RIBAS, PAU G 1.94 29
10 CLAVER, VICTOR F 2.07 28
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS G 1.92 36
14 VEZENKOV, ALEKSANDAR F 2.06 21
16 PENO, STEFAN G 1.94 19
20 ERIKSSON, MARCUS F 2.01 23
24 OLESON, BRAD G 1.91 33
25 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 28
28 SENA, WESLEY C 2.08 20
32 RENFROE, ALEX G 1.91 30
33 PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS F 2.03 32
44 TOMIC, ANTE C 2.17 29

Player Stats

Brown, D. / 13.5 Heurtel, T. / 12.6 Thomas, D. / 11.3
Rice, T. / 15.8 Tomic, A. / 8.4 Dorsey, J. / 7.1
Honeycutt, T. / 8.4 Dunston, B. / 6.8 Brown, D. / 6.6
Dorsey, J. / 7.2 Tomic, A. / 4.9 Vezenkov, A. / 4.0
Heurtel, T. / 6.0 Granger, J. / 3.9 Brown, D. / 3.0
Rice, T. / 4.7 Oleson, B. / 2.5 Perperoglou, S. / 1.5
Honeycutt, T. / 1.2 Heurtel, T. / 1.1 Brown, D. / 0.9
Rice, T. / 1.6 Vezenkov, A. / 0.9 Claver, V. / 0.9
Honeycutt, T. / 1.2 Dunston, B. / 1.0 Brown, D. / 1.0
Tomic, A. / 0.7 Dorsey, J. / 0.4 Vezenkov, A. / 0.3
2PT
Omic, A. / 61.9 % Dunston, B. / 57.4 % Brown, D. / 53.5 %
Oleson, B. / 77.8 % Vezenkov, A. / 61.5 % Dorsey, J. / 61.4 %
3PT
Osman, C. / 48.6 % Cotton, B. / 37.5 % Thomas, D. / 35.6 %
Vezenkov, A. / 52.9 % Claver, V. / 50.0 % Eriksson, M. / 50.0 %
FT
Osman, C. / 94.4 % Heurtel, T. / 92.9 % Cotton, B. / 90.9 %
Vezenkov, A. / 100.0 % Peno, S. / 100.0 % Perperoglou, S. / 87.5 %
PIR
Brown, D. / 18.1 Honeycutt, T. / 16.6 Dunston, B. / 15.6
Rice, T. / 12.9 Tomic, A. / 11.9 Vezenkov, A. / 11.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
87.4 Points 70.6
38.3 Rebounds 32.9
15.5 O. Rebounds 9.2
22.8 D. Rebounds 23.7
21.1 Assists 16.3
6.6 Steals 7.1
3.5 Blocks 2.2
49.6 % 2PT 49.7 %
36.2 % 3PT 35.7 %
74.6 % FT 73.0 %
98.3 PIR 81.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
87.8 Points 73.7
33.8 Rebounds 32.0
9.0 O. Rebounds 9.4
24.8 D. Rebounds 22.6
19.7 Assists 18.6
5.8 Steals 6.0
2.8 Blocks 2.2
55.7 % 2PT 52.1 %
40.6 % 3PT 37.5 %
80.0 % FT 74.3 %
96.1 PIR 78.2
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. FC Barcelona Lassa

· Efes forward DeShaun Thomas played for Barcelona in the 2014-15 season and was a teammates there of current Barca players Justin Doellman, Juan Carlos Navarro, Brad Olesson, Marcus Eriksson and Ante Tomic.

· Efes point guard Thomas Heurtel was a teammate of the Barcelona players Pau Ribas, Joey Dorsey and Brad Oleson at Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz at the start of the 2012-13 season. Heurtel, Ribas and Oleson all played there during the previous season, too.

· Efes forward Tyler Honeycutt was a teammate of Barcelona’s backcourt duo of Petteri Koponen and Tyrese Rice at Khimki Moscow Region over the last two seasons. They won the 2015 EuroCup title together.

· Efes big man Bryant Dunston played at Olympiacos Piraeus under current Barcelona head coach Georgios Bartzokas and was a teammate of Barcelona forward Stratos Perperoglou during the 2013-14 season.

· Barcelona forward Stratos Perperoglou played at Efes during the 2014-15 season; he was a teammate there of current Efes players Dogus Balbay, Cedi Osman, Furkan Korkmaz and Thomas Heurtel.

· Velimir Perasovic coached Barcelona’s Justin Doellman and Pau Ribas at Valencia Basket, and they won the 2014 EuroCup title together. Doellman was named EuroCup Finals MVP. Ribas spent three years under Perasovic, from 2012 through 2015, while Doellman left to join Barcelona in the summer of 2014.

· Perasovic also coached Barcelona forward Victor Claver at Valencia in the 2011-12 season.

· Barcelona center Ante Tomic played under Coach Perasovic on the Croatian national team in 2015.

· Ante Tomic recorded career-bests in rebounds (15) and performance index rating (40) against Efes on February 27, 2014. He scored 26 points on 11-of-16 shooting in that game and earned MVP honors for Round 8 of the 2013-14 Top 16.

· Juan Carlos Navarro dished a career-best 11 assists against Efes on February 27, 2014.

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Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster

Berki Demir and Samet Geyik will make their EuroLeague debuts in their first appearances this season.

Streaks

Bryant Dunston had multiple offensive rebounds in 11 consecutive EuroLeague games.

Tyler Honeycutt had multiple offensive rebounds in each of last nine EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Thomas Heurtel is in 11th place all-time with 676 EuroLeague assists.

Thomas Heurtel is ranked fifth in EuroLeague in assists this season with 6 per game.

Tyler Honeycutt is EuroLeague's top rebounder so far this season with 8.4 rebounds per game.

Derrick Brown is fifth in the rankings with an average performance index rating of 18.1 this season.

Records/Milestones

Thomas Heurtel set the single-season EuroLeague record for assists both in average (7.92 apg.) and total (190) last season. Heurtel is all-time leader in average assists with 5.59 per game, too.

FC Barcelona Lassa

Roster

Juan Carlos Navarro missed last eight EuroLeague games.

Shane Lawal remains sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a rupture of the patellar tendon in his left knee suffered over the summer at the Olympic Games in Brazil.

Pau Ribas underwent surgery to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon in his left foot, injury suffered in Round 3 game against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. He is out long term

Streaks

Juan Carlos Navarro has made 20 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Joey Dorsey has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in seven consecutive games. Dorsey also has multiple offensive rebounds in eight of last nine games.

Rankings

Navarro is the EuroLeague's career leader in scoring (3,922 points) and three-pointers made (582) and ranked second in free throws made (808).

Ante Tomic is ranked 10th all-time with 999 rebounds in EuroLeague games. Next up in ninth place is his countrymen Nikola Vujcic (1,037).

Ante Tomic is second among centers on the EuroLeague's all-time assists charts with 291.

Rice is ranked fourth in EuroLeague in steals this season with 1.6 per game.

Records/Milestones

Ante Tomic needs 1 rebound to become only the tenth man in EuroLeague with 1,000 career rebounds.

Tyrese Rice needs 12 assists to reach 300 for his EuroLeague career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 6
Anadolu Efes Istanbul FC Barcelona Lassa
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. FC Barcelona Lassa: 2-2
Away record vs. FC Barcelona Lassa: 0-4
FC Barcelona Lassa
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 4-0
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 2-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2013-14 27 February 2014 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 84 - 89 FC Barcelona
2013-14 02 January 2014 Top 16 FC Barcelona 84 - 65 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2006-07 14 March 2007 Top 16 Efes Pilsen 82 - 78 Winterthur FC Barcelona
2006-07 01 March 2007 Top 16 Winterthur FC Barcelona 82 - 73 Efes Pilsen
2005-06 05 January 2006 Regular Season Winterthur FC Barcelona 79 - 74 Efes Pilsen
2005-06 10 November 2005 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 66 - 63 Winterthur FC Barcelona
2002-03 16 January 2003 Regular Season FC Barcelona 73 - 60 Efes Pilsen
2002-03 30 October 2002 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 91 - 92 FC Barcelona