2018-19Regular SeasonRound 19
January 17, 2019 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
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Records

6-12 Regular Season 16-2
6-12 Overall 16-2

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Two teams from opposite ends of the table meet on the Canary Islands when Gran Canaria takes on Fenerbahce. Granca has lost three in a row and five of six to slip back to 14th in the standings, though it is still only two wins behind the team in eighth place. Fenerbahce leads the standings and has only lost twice all season. Their defenses tell the stories of their seasons; Granca allows the most points in the league (87.5 ppg.) and Fenerbahce allows the fewest (75.1 ppg.).

Marquee matchup

Red hot three-point shooters can be big-time game changers and this showdown has two of the best. Gran Canaria shooting guard Marcus Eriksson is second in the league in three-pointers made on a per-minute basis with an average of 4.51 prorated over 40 minutes. He is sinking those at an outstanding clip (44.0%), too. His counterpart, Marko Guduric, does not shoot as many (2.42 made per 40 minutes), but he leads the league in three-point accuracy at an amazing 57.1%. There is no doubt that a big game from either of the two could sway this game.

Earlier this season

Fenerbahce dominated Gran Canaria 97-72 when they met on opening night in what was their first-ever EuroLeague showdown. Jan Vesely starred with 19 points and 11 rebounds for a performance index rating of 34 to earn MVP of the round honors and Nikola Kalinic shined too with a PIR of 24. Fenerbahce's point total in that game was its sixth-highest since Zeljko Obradovic became its head coach in 2014.

Keys to victory: Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has held opponents to less than 80 points only four times this season, but is 3-1 in those games. So first and foremost, Coach Garcia's men must play exceptional defense. Fenerbahce's standout defense does not block a lot of shots (1.9 bpg.) and allows teams to shoot an above average 54.8% on two-pointers, so Gran Canaria would be wise to look early and often to its big men, Ondrej Balvin and Anzejs Pasecniks, which might have an added bonus of drawing some fouls from Fenerbahce's interior stars.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce has cracked the 90-point mark five times this season, but all of them have been on the road. Thus, despite facing the most porous defense in the league, Coach Obradovic's men are best playing their brand of basketball, which is slower-paced. Focusing on defense and keeping Gran Canaria to a low score is the safest game plan for Fenerbahce to notch another victory.

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Herbalife Gran Canaria
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SERRANO, MIGUEL F 2.03 18
2 BALCEROWSKI, ALEKSANDER C 2.15 18
3 LOPEZ, JAVI G 1.88 19
4 OLIVER, ALBERT G 1.86 40
5 HANNAH, CLEVIN G 1.79 31
6 NELSON, LUKE G 1.90 23
7 MAGETTE, JOSH G 1.85 29
8 ERIKSSON, MARCUS F 2.01 25
9 VENE, SIIM-SANDER F 2.02 28
12 BALVIN, ONDREJ C 2.17 26
13 BAEZ, EULIS C 2.01 36
14 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS C 2.16 23
18 DIOP, KHALIFA C 2.08 17
21 PAULI, ORIOL F 2.01 24
22 RABASEDA, XAVIER F 1.98 29
24 STRAWBERRY, DJ F 1.96 33
25 MADSEN, ALEXANDER F 2.08 23
31 RADICEVIC, NIKOLA G 1.94 24
32 KLJAJIC, JOVAN G 1.97 17
40 FISCHER, LUKE C 2.11 24
41 TILLIE, KIM C 2.10 30
77 RODRIGUEZ, PAULO F 2.01 18
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 26
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
4 MELLI, NICOLO F 2.05 27
5 HERSEK, BARIS F 2.08 30
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 28
11 ENNIS, TYLER G 1.88 24
12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 27
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 29
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 22
23 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 23
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 28
32 GULER, SINAN G 1.92 35
35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 35
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 25
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 31
77 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY C 2.11 27

Player Stats

Vesely, J. / 14.9 Sloukas, K. / 11.6 Guduric, M. / 9.1
Balvin, O. / 4.9
Vesely, J. / 5.8
Oliver, A. / 4.0
Sloukas, K. / 4.8 Vesely, J. / 2.8 Guduric, M. / 2.5
Vesely, J. / 1.7 Guduric, M. / 1.1 Melli, N. / 1.0
Balvin, O. / 0.6
2PT
Balvin, O. / 70.5 % Pauli, O. / 68.2 % Rabaseda, X. / 57.5 %
Vesely, J. / 68.7 % Lauvergne, J. / 63.5 % Guduric, M. / 63.5 %
3PT
Eriksson, M. / 44.0 % Tillie, K. / 43.1 % Evans, C. / 42.4 %
Guduric, M. / 57.1 % Mahmutoglu, M. / 50.0 % Sloukas, K. / 45.8 %
FT
Baez, E. / 77.5 % Strawberry, DJ / 69.8 % Pauli, O. / 64.5 %
Sloukas, K. / 92.3 % Vesely, J. / 83.9 % Guduric, M. / 83.9 %
PIR
Vesely, J. / 22.0 Sloukas, K. / 15.8 Lauvergne, J. / 10.9

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
78.9 Points 83.7
32.4 Rebounds 30.2
11.0 O. Rebounds 8.8
21.4 D. Rebounds 21.4
17.5 Assists 19.1
7.0 Steals 6.6
1.9 Blocks 1.9
51.8 % 2PT 58.8 %
33.6 % 3PT 43.1 %
72.5 % FT 80.1 %
83.3 PIR 99.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
87.5 Points 75.1
35.9 Rebounds 29.1
10.7 O. Rebounds 10.1
25.2 D. Rebounds 19.0
19.1 Assists 16.3
7.5 Steals 6.4
2.3 Blocks 1.4
57.2 % 2PT 54.8 %
39.1 % 3PT 34.9 %
79.5 % FT 75.3 %
100.9 PIR 77.6
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Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

· In their first-ever meeting in Round 1, Fenerbahce won 97-72 behind Jan Vesely who collected 19 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists, earning MVP of the Round award with index rating 34.

· D.J. Strawberry was a teammate of Fenerbahce guard Ali Muhammed and forward Baris Hersek at Pinar Karsiyaka during the 2014-15 season.

· Gran Canaria's Kim Tillie and Fenerbahce's Joffrey Lauvergne were teammates on the French national team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio and won bronze medals at the 2014 FIBA World Cup together.

· Gran Canaria center Ondrej Balvin and Fenerbahce stud Jan Vesely have been teammates on the Czech national team.

· Nikola Kalinic tied his career-high with a performance index rating of 24 in the Round 1 win over Gran Canaria this season.

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Herbalife Gran Canaria

Roster
Gran Canaria has used 11 different players in its starting lineup this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
D.J. Strawberry has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight EuroLeague appearances.
Clevin Hannah has recorded at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.
Marcus Eriksson has made at least 1 three-point shot 11 of his last 12 appearances.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 11 different starters this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Kostas Sloukas has made 15 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Jan Vesely, who entered the season as a career 56.2% free throw shooter, is 73 for 87 (83.9%) from the foul line this season.
Vesely has posted a performance index rating in double figures in each of his last 17 games.
Vesely has scored at least 10 points in 11 straight EuroLeague appearances and in 16 of his 17 this season.
Ali Muhammed has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Jan Vesely leads the league in average PIR with 22.0 per game this season and is ranked third in scoring with 14.9 points per game.
Vesely ranks second in the league in steals with 1.7 per game this season.
Vesely ranks fifth in offensive rebounds with 2.2 per game.
Marko Guduric leads the EuroLeague in three-point accuracy this season at 57.1%
Kostas Sloukas is tied for second in the league in free throw accuracy this season at 92.3%.
Luigi Datome ranks seventh all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.7%.
Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely is seventh all-time with 390 offensive rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Herbalife Gran Canaria Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Herbalife Gran Canaria
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 0-0
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 0-1
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria: 1-0
Away record vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 12 October 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 97 - 72 Herbalife Gran Canaria