Regular Season Round 3 - October 30, 2014 CET: 18:30 Local time: 19:30 - ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
2-0 Regular Season 1-1
2-0 Overall 1-1

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO, Spain
Referee
BISSANG, JOSEPH, France
Umpire
MARICIC,SASA, Serbia

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
82.0 Points 84.0
37.5 Rebounds 36.0
10.5 O. Rebounds 6.5
27.0 D. Rebounds 29.5
18.0 Assists 16.5
8.0 Steals 5.0
1.0 Blocks 2.5
12.5 Turnovers 15.0
55.8 % 2PT 62.8 %
29.4 % 3PT 43.5 %
77.8 % FT 65.2 %
92.5 Index 96.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
15.0 / Krstic Points 15.5 / Anderson
6.5 / Lasme Rebounds 7.5 / Gudaitis
2.0 / Lasme OR 2.0 / Gudaitis
5.5 / Perperoglou DR 5.5 / Gudaitis
5.5 / Draper Assists 4.0 / Lekavicius
1.5 / Draper Steals 2.0 / Songaila
0.5 / Lasme Blocks 1.0 / Gudaitis
2.0 / Lasme Turnovers 2.5 / Lekavicius
100.0 % / Korkmaz 2PT 100.0 % / Tarolis
50.0 % / Draper 3PT 100.0 % / Jankunas
100.0 % / Draper FT 100.0 % / Songaila
21.0 / Krstic Index 16.0 / Anderson

THE TAKE

A pair of Turkish Airlines Euroleague classics meet again and this time the point guard battle will be more critical than ever. Zalgiris relies on Vaidas Kariniauskas and Lukas Lekavicius to control the game rhythm like they did last week against Nizhny Novgorod. It won't be easy against steals specialist Dontaye Draper, former Zalgiris playmaker Donnie McGrath and Dogus Balbay. Nenad Krstic, Milko Bjelica and Stephane Lasme must work hard in the paint against Arturas Gudaitis, Robertas Javtokas, Paulius Jankunas and Darius Songaila - a great fight of experienced frontcourts. Dario Saric can make the difference for Efes at power forward due to his size, ball-handling ability and mobility. Cedi Osman, Matt Janning and Stratos Perperoglou must step up on defense against do-it-all swingman James Anderson and three-point threat Arturas Milaknis. Expect great intensity in a very interesting game!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Quotes Head Coaches

IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"The Zalgiris Kaunas game will be the third game in six days for us. Our schedule is very tough. After the two games on the road against Sassari in Euroleague and against Tofaş in Turkish League, we have only two days for the Zalgiris game. No time to prepare. Zalgiris Kaunas is one of the very positive teams with many many young talented players like Anadolu Efes. They played two games in Euroleague, first one in Madrid and they were very good and ahead in the first half. The second game was against Nizhny Novgorod which was an easy home victory. We have to be very well-prepared for the game. Lasme has got a back problem and Saric has a sprained ankle, definitely the first injuries for us this season. Our medical team is working hard to make them ready as soon as possible. It is a very tough week."
KRAPIKAS, GINTARAS
Zalgiris Kaunas
"We will be playing on the road with the leaders of our group. You can obviously notice that this team is controlled by experienced Dusan Ivkovic. He took the team into his hands and is doing really well. Anadolu Efes is a very disciplined team with perfect performers in all positions. We will have a lot of work on our hands, but we had good results recently and we would like to continue the same path in Istanbul."

Players

LASME, STEPHANE
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"The game against Zalgiris Kaunas will be a very important one for us. With this game we will be playing our second home game. We absolutely want to get a victory in front of our fans. Three in a row will be a good confidence booster for us."
JANKUNAS, PAULIUS
Zalgiris Kaunas
"Anadolu Efes has a very good roster. Of course, Nenad Krstic, Stephan Lasme and Dario Saric stand out in the frontcourt, but you have to say that their guards are as dangerous as the big guys. All of our players will have to give everything on the court. We cannot allow them to get away, because it will be very difficult to come back when you play on the road. Anadolu Efes plays with double energy at home, so we have to stop them from the first minutes."

Game Notes

Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Stephane Lasme is fourth and climbing on the Euroleague list of career shots blocked. He has 138. Ioannis Bourousis of Real Madrid and Denis Marconato share second place with 140 blocks each.
Nenad Krstic leads the league in free throws made with 12 through two games.
Krstic is the league’s top performer and scorer on a per-minute basis this season. His performance index rating (21 per game) and points (15 ppg.) over 19:29 per games prorate to a 43.1 index and 30.8 points per 40 minutes.

Zalgiris Kaunas
Robertas Javtokas is tied for ninth in Euroleague history with 122 career blocked shots. Nikola Vujcic joins him in ninth place and former teammate Darjus Lavrinovic (123) eighth.
Paulius Jankunas needs 10 more rebounds to overtake Nikola Vujcic for seventh place on the list of Euroleague career rebounds. Jankunas has amassed 1,028 career boards.
Jankunas needs 6 more offensive rebounds to surpass Panathinaikos legend Mike Batiste for fourth place on the Euroleague’s career offensive rebounding charts. Jankunas enters this week’s game with 342 career offensive boards.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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Referees: PEREZ PIZARRO, EMILIO (ESP), BISSANG, JOSEPH (FRA), MARICIC,SASA (SRB)
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Head coach: IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
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Head coach: KRAPIKAS, GINTARAS
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