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.