2016-17Regular SeasonRound 23
February 23, 2017 CET: 18:45
Local time: 20:45 FENERBAHCE ULKER SPORTS ARENA
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Records

14-8 Regular Season 16-6
14-8 Overall 16-6

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

A high-octane duel between the third and fourth teams in the standings will be taking place on Thursday night in Turkey when Fenerbahce Istanbul (14-8) hosts Olympiacos Piraeus (16-6). This will be the 14th time these two teams meet this century, with the Reds holding the advantage in a 5-8 record. In their last meeting in Round 15, Olympiacos prevailed at home, 71-62, thanks to 14 points by Matt Lojeski. For Fener, Jan Vesely had 22 points and 10 rebounds. Fenerbahce will be looking to return to its winning ways after it last loss, while Olympiacos will try to extend his current winning streak to four games. The hosts are led by Ekpe Udoh (12.5 ppg., 7.6 rpg. and a league-leading 2.1 bpg.), Bobby Dixon (10.9 ppg. and 3.0 apg.) and Vesely (10.9 ppg.). For Olympiacos, Round 22 MVP Georgios Printezis leads the way (13.0 ppg. and 4.6 rpg.), followed by Vassilis Spanoulis (12.9 ppg. and 6.2 apg.) and Lojeski (10.4 ppg.). A defensive fest is coming our way on Thursday as neither team manages to score more than 80 points per game, but that's because they normally defend at such level that they do not need more points than necessary. Olympiacos has the best defense in the league (only 73.9 ppg.) while the hosts have the fourth best defense (75.8 ppg.), so that's the trend we should expect in this defensive battle also. The Reds are also the top rebounding team in the EuroLeague (37.4 rpg.) but Fenerbahce has significant advantages in assists (17.7 apg.) and 3-point shooting (39.6%). This showdown is as balanced as they come, and expect both teams to try to take things their way, but always starting from defense in both cases. A game not to be missed.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Fenerbahce Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
5 HERSEK, BARIS F 2.07 28
8 UDOH, EKPE C 2.08 29
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 26
12 ANTIC, PERO C 2.11 34
13 BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN G 1.97 24
15 BENNETT, ANTHONY F 2.03 23
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 27
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 20
21 NUNNALLY, JAMES F 2.01 26
23 UGURLU, BERK G 1.92 20
24 VESELY, JAN F 2.13 26
33 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 25
35 DIXON, BOBBY G 1.78 33
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 23
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 29
Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 24
2 BIRCH, KHEM C 2.06 24
4 YOUNG, PATRIC C 2.09 25
5 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS G 1.88 20
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.07 22
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 34
9 WATERS, DOMINIC G 1.85 30
10 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIOS F 2.08 22
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 22
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 32
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 26
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 26
24 LOJESKI, MATT G 1.98 31
26 MARAGKOS, PARIS C 2.06 23
27 ATHINAIOU, IOANNIS G 1.93 28

Player Stats

Udoh, E. / 12.5 Dixon, R. / 10.9 Vesely, J. / 10.9
Printezis, G. / 13.0 Spanoulis, V. / 12.9 Lojeski, M. / 10.4
Udoh, E. / 7.6
Birch, K. / 6.8 Printezis, G. / 4.6
Sloukas, K. / 4.6 Dixon, R. / 3.0
Vesely, J. / 1.2 Dixon, R. / 1.0
Udoh, E. / 2.1
Birch, K. / 1.0 Milutinov, N. / 0.7
2PT
Vesely, J. / 59.9 % Udoh, E. / 59.1 % Kalinic, N. / 53.8 %
Birch, K. / 62.4 % Milutinov, N. / 56.9 % Lojeski, M. / 56.6 %
3PT
Sloukas, K. / 50.0 % Nunnally, J. / 50.0 % Datome, L. / 49.3 %
Green, E. / 43.5 % Lojeski, M. / 42.7 % Printezis, G. / 41.5 %
FT
Sloukas, K. / 88.9 % Udoh, E. / 65.3 % Vesely, J. / 56.0 %
Lojeski, M. / 84.1 % Papanikolaou, K. / 83.7 % Spanoulis, V. / 78.3 %
PIR
Udoh, E. / 19.9 Vesely, J. / 12.6 Sloukas, K. / 11.0
Printezis, G. / 14.6 Birch, K. / 12.8 Spanoulis, V. / 12.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
77.5 Points 79.4
32.2 Rebounds 37.4
8.9 O. Rebounds 11.6
23.3 D. Rebounds 25.8
17.7 Assists 14.9
6.0 Steals 6.2
3.1 Blocks 3.7
52.5 % 2PT 51.5 %
39.6 % 3PT 35.7 %
75.9 % FT 73.8 %
87.9 PIR 89.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
75.9 Points 73.9
32.8 Rebounds 33.5
10.1 O. Rebounds 10.0
22.7 D. Rebounds 23.4
17.4 Assists 15.0
7.0 Steals 6.7
2.7 Blocks 3.0
52.6 % 2PT 45.7 %
34.9 % 3PT 38.2 %
73.4 % FT 75.9 %
81.0 PIR 74.0
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Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeusz

· In Round 15, Olympiacos Piraeus held off Fenerbahce Istanbul 71-62 as Khem Birch finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds to lead the winners. Jan Vesely was one shy of his career-high with 22 points for Fenerbahce and also had 10 rebounds in defeat.

· Fenerbahce players Kostas Sloukas and Pero Antic helped Olympiacos to back-to-back EuroLeague titles in 2012 and 2013. For Antic those were the only two seasons he played for Olympiacos, while Sloukas spent a total of five seasons there, making his debut as a teenager in 2009. Both have been teammates with current Olympiacos players Vangelis Mantazris, Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis and Vassilis Spanoulis.

· Kostas Sloukas has also been a teammate at Olympiacos with Ioannis Papapetrou, Matt Lojeski and Dimitrios Agravanis.

· Sloukas, Mantzaris, Printezis, Spanoulis and Papanikolaou have been teammates on the Greek national teams in the past.

· Fenerbahce shooting guard Bogdan Bogdanovic and Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov were teammates at Partizan Belgrade for two seasons, from 2012 to 2014. They also played together for the Serbian national team. Milutinov, Bogdanovic and Fenerbahce forward Nikola Kalinic were all teammates on the Serbian national team at EuroBasket 2015.

· Fenerbahce forward Luigi Datome has been a teammate on the Italian national team of Olympiacos’s injured guard Daniel Hackett.

· Olympiacos guard Vassilis Spanoulis played under Coach Zeljko Obradovic for four seasons at Panathinaikos, the 2005-06 season and from 2007 through 2010, before he joined archrival Olympiacos. Spanoulis and Obradovic won the 2009 EuroLeague title together.

· Vassilis Spanoulis had a career-best performance index rating of 39 against Fenerbahce on March 1, 2014 by collecting 28 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds, and earning 2013-14 Top 16 Round 1 MVP honors.

Monday, February 20, 2017
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Fenerbahce Istanbul

Roster

Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 11 different players in his starting lineups so far this season; no player has started every game.

Streaks

Ekpe Udoh has blocked at least 1 shot in 13 straight EuroLeague games.

Udoh has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in 13 of his last 14 EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Ekpe Udoh is the EuroLeague leader in blocked shots this season with 2.1 per game.

Ekpe Udoh is fourth in the EuroLeague in rebounds this season with 7.6 per game. He is ranked third with an average performance index rating of 19.95 this season.

Udoh is the EuroLeague all-time leader in blocks per game among qualified players with 2.17.

Luigi Datome is ranked third all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.51%.

Records/Milestones

Ekpe Udoh has exactly 100 blocked shots for his EuroLeague career.

Bobby Dixon needs 2 assists to reach 200 for his EuroLeague career.

Bogdan Bogdanovic needs 4 assists to reach 300 for his career.

Kostas Sloukas needs 10 points to reach 1,000 for his EuroLeague career.

Sloukas needs 4 assists to reach the 400-assist milestone for his EuroLeague career.

Nikola Kalinic is 19 points shy of reaching 500 for his EuroLeague career.

Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster

Patric Young has missed the last two EuroLeague games.

Guard Daniel Hackett will miss the rest of the season due to a leg injury.

Paris Maragkos will be making his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Kostas Papanikolaou has made at least 1 three point shot in nine straight EuroLeague games.

Georgios Printezis has scored in double figures in eight of his last nine EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Vassilis Spanoulis ranks second on the all-time scoring list with 3,241 points, second all-time in assists with 1,075, and first all-time in free throws made, with 879.

Spanoulis has made 344 three-point shots in his career, which is seventh-most all-time. Ahead of him in sixth place is Dimitris Diamantidis (372).

Spanoulis is second in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 6.2 per game.

Records/Milestones

Kostas Papanikolaou has exactly 100 steals in his EuroLeague career.

Papanikolaou needs 10 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.

Monday, February 20, 2017
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
5 - 8
Fenerbahce Istanbul Olympiacos Piraeus
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Fenerbahce Istanbul
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 2-4
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 3-4
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul: 4-3
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul: 4-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 29 December 2016 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 71 - 62 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2014-15 13 March 2015 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 64 - 73 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 16 January 2015 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 68 - 74 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 28 February 2014 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 78 - 74 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 03 January 2014 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 95 - 82 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2012-13 29 March 2013 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 73 - 78 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 31 January 2013 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 71 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2011-12 01 December 2011 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 86 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus
2011-12 27 October 2011 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 81 - 74 Fenerbahce Ulker
2010-11 24 February 2011 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 65 - 80 Olympiacos Piraeus
2010-11 20 January 2011 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 70 - 84 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2002-03 18 December 2002 Regular Season Ulker 65 - 82 Olympiacos
2002-03 17 October 2002 Regular Season Olympiacos 71 - 77 Ulker