2016-17Regular SeasonRound 23
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Records

17-5 Regular Season 11-11
17-5 Overall 11-11

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

The current leader of the competition Real Madrid (17-5) welcomes Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (11-11) on Friday night to close Round 23. This will be just the second time these two teams meet this century with Darussafaka having won their previous encounter in Round 23 at home by 81-68. That night, Brad Wanamaker led the winners with 27 points while veteran Felipe Reyes shined for Madrid with his 16 points. Sergio Llull leads Real Madrid (16.6 ppg. and 6.0 apg.), helped by Gustavo Ayon (9.9 ppg. and 5.1 rpg.) and Anthony Randolph (9.5 ppg. and 5.4 rpg.). These three players are the main factor in Madrid's ongoing winning streak of eight games. For Darussafaka, Wanamaker guides the team (15.1 ppg. and 4.9 apg.), followed by Will Clyburn (12.9 ppg. and 5.3 rpg.) and Scott Wilbekin (11.2 ppg.). The hosts boast the second best offense in the competition (86.3 ppg.) and both sides have virtually identical numbers in defense. Darussafaka, who snapped a losing streak of three games in Round 22, has the upper hend from beyond the arc (38.4%), but Madrid leads the league in assists (20.4 apg.) with six players averaging 1.3 assists or more per game. The hosts are also the second best rebounding team in the league (37.0 rpg.) and also in 2-point shooting (55.5%), so it's no coincidence that they are the sole leaders in the regular season as of now. In any case, Darussafaka is just below the playoff cut, and wants to make up for lost time with the last losses, so expect the guests to charge from the get-go in order to get as soon as possible into the thick of the race again.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY F 2.11 27
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE G 1.81 32
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 31
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES F 2.03 37
7 DONCIC, LUKA G 2.01 17
8 MACIULIS, JONAS F 1.98 32
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.04 36
14 AYON, GUSTAVO C 2.07 31
17 RADONCIC, DINO F 2.02 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 33
21 HUNTER, OTHELLO C 2.03 30
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.90 29
33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 26
36 SUAREZ, ALEX F 2.06 23
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 27
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE G 1.88 23
3 ARSLAN, ENDER G 1.88 34
4 YAGMUR, MEHMET G 1.88 29
8 BATUK, BIRKAN F 1.96 27
9 ERDEN, SEMIH C 2.10 30
11 WANAMAKER, BRAD G 1.93 27
12 CLYBURN, WILL F 2.01 26
13 ULUBAY, OKBEN F 2.00 20
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN F 2.01 28
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN C 2.07 25
21 SAVAS, OGUZ C 2.13 29
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98 27
41 ZIZIC, ANTE C 2.10 20
44 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS F 2.04 31
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS G 1.92 27
81 HARANGODY, LUKE F 2.03 29

Player Stats

Llull, S. / 16.6 Ayon, G. / 9.9 Randolph, A. / 9.5
Wanamaker, B. / 15.1 Clyburn, W. / 12.9 Wilbekin, S. / 11.2
Randolph, A. / 5.4 Ayon, G. / 5.1 Hunter, O. / 4.5
Moerman, A. / 5.5 Clyburn, W. / 5.3
Llull, S. / 6.0 Doncic, L. / 4.0 Fernandez, R. / 3.8
Fernandez, R. / 1.3 Ayon, G. / 1.1
Randolph, A. / 1.1 Ayon, G. / 0.6
Aldemir, F. / 0.6
2PT
Ayon, G. / 69.5 % Hunter, O. / 65.5 % Carroll, J. / 55.2 %
Wilbekin, S. / 50.0 % Wanamaker, B. / 49.0 % Clyburn, W. / 44.6 %
3PT
Maciulis, J. / 54.3 % Thompkins, T. / 45.7 % Doncic, L. / 41.8 %
Bertans, D. / 51.9 % Wilbekin, S. / 43.3 % Wanamaker, B. / 40.4 %
FT
Llull, S. / 86.4 % Reyes, F. / 85.7 % Doncic, L. / 84.3 %
Bertans, D. / 88.6 % Wilbekin, S. / 86.5 % Wanamaker, B. / 84.5 %
PIR
Llull, S. / 16.2 Doncic, L. / 14.1 Ayon, G. / 14.0
Wanamaker, B. / 16.8 Clyburn, W. / 12.0 Wilbekin, S. / 11.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
86.3 Points 79.0
37.0 Rebounds 33.9
11.6 O. Rebounds 11.5
25.4 D. Rebounds 22.5
20.4 Assists 14.8
7.1 Steals 6.5
2.9 Blocks 2.6
55.5 % 2PT 47.9 %
35.6 % 3PT 38.4 %
77.1 % FT 73.8 %
101.5 PIR 82.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.5 Points 78.9
32.6 Rebounds 35.5
9.7 O. Rebounds 11.0
22.9 D. Rebounds 24.6
16.1 Assists 17.8
5.2 Steals 5.1
2.0 Blocks 3.5
51.7 % 2PT 53.7 %
35.4 % 3PT 37.0 %
75.4 % FT 72.9 %
80.8 PIR 87.5
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Real Madrid vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

· Real Madrid won the Spanish Copa Del Rey for the fourth season in a row and 27th time overall on Sunday by holding off Valencia Basket 97-95 in the final in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Sergio Llull carried Madrid down the stretch finished with 22 points and was named MVP.

· In Round 12, Darussafaka rallied from an early double-digit deficit to top Real Madrid 81-68. That is the largest loss EuroLeague leading Madrid suffered this season. Brad Wanamaker set a career-high with 27 points on 4-of-6 three-point shooting to lead the winners. Felipe Reyes led Madrid with 16 points.

· Injured Darussafaka center Marcus Slaughter spent three seasons with Madrid, from 2012 through 2015. He played 87 EuroLeague games for the team, helped it reach the EuroLeague Championship Game each season and win the 2015 EuroLeague crown. He played under Coach Laso, and was a teammate of eight current Madrid players: Rudy Fernandez, Andres Nocioni, Jonas Maciulis, Felipe Reyes, Gustavo Ayon, Jaycee Carrol, Dontaye Draper and Sergio Llull. Slaughter is also a passionate supporter of the Real Madrid football team.

· Madrid’s Alex Suarez and Dairis Bertans of Darussafaka were teammates in Bilbao last season.

· Madrid guard Dontaye Draper was a teammate of Darussafaka’s Birkan Batuk when the two played for Anadolu Efes Istanbul during the 2014-15 season.

Monday, February 20, 2017
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Real Madrid

Roster

Rudy Fernandez has missed the last three EuroLeague games because of a muscle injury.

Trey Thompkins missed the Round 22 game due to sickness.

Coach Pablo Laso has used 11 different players in Madrid’s starting lineups so far this season. Only center Gustavo Ayon has started every game.

Alex Suarez will make his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Trey Thompkins has made 37 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Rankings

Sergio Llull is fifth in scoring in the EuroLeague this season with 16.6 points per night.

Llull is ranked third in assists in the EuroLeague this season with 6.0 per game.

Llull has the second-best assist-to-turnover ratio in competition history at 2.87-to-1.

Llull is in ninth place on the all-time list with 334 three-pointers made for his career. Former CSKA star Trajan Langdon (339) is ranked eighth.

Llull is in fifth place on the all-time assists charts. He has 822 for his EuroLeague career.

Felipe Reyes is in fifth place on the all-time in EuroLeague scoring charts with 2,589 points. Ahead of him is Milos Teodosic of CSKA Moscow with 2,609 and counting.

Reyes is the EuroLeague's all-time rebounding leader with 1,565 career rebounds.

Reyes is in third place on the list of all-time appearances made in the Euroleague with 277. Dimitris Diamantidis (278) is in second place.

Jonas Maciulis is ranked seventh all-time with 233 career steals. Juan Carlos Navarro of Barcelona (240) is sixth.

Records/Milestones

Andres Nocioni needs 3 more steals to reach 100 for his Euroleague career.

With his next appearance, Felipe Reyes will move into tie with Dimitris Diamantidis for second place on the list of all-time appearances made in the Euroleague with 278.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

Roster

Coach Blatt has used 12 different players in his starting lineups so far this season; no player has started every game.

Scottie Wilbekin is sidelined with a wrist injury suffered in Round 19.

Marcus Slaughter has missed the last 13 EuroLeague games.

Streaks

Scottie Wilbekin has made at least 1 three-point shot in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague games.

Scottie Wilbekin has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.

Oguz Savas has made 13 consecutive free throw attempts.

Rankings

Scottie Wilbekin is ranked third in steals this season with 1.53 per game, and Brad Wanamaker is fourth in steals with 1.50 per contest.

Records/Milestones

Ante Zizic set season-high for the EuroLeague with 18 rebounds in Round 19 against Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

Ender Arslan is in 10th place on the all-time list with 243 appearances in the EuroLeague.

Oguz Savas needs 5 more rebounds to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.

Adrien Moerman needs 26 points to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.

Monday, February 20, 2017
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Real Madrid Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Real Madrid
Home record vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: 0-0
Away record vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: 0-1
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 1-0
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 15 December 2016 Regular Season Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 81 - 68 Real Madrid