BESIKTAS JK ISTANBUL
Besiktas is looking to snap a nine-game losing streak.
Besiktas has committed more turnovers (275) this season than any other team in the league.
Coach Erman Kunter has used a total of 13 different players in the starting lineup this season.
Minard has made at least 1 steal in six straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.
Gasper Vidmar is ranked last among 83 qualified players in free throw shooting this season at 34.2%.
Ricky Minard and Caja Laboral big man Maciej Lampe were teammates on the 2010-11 Unics Kazan side that won the Eurocup.
Daniel Ewing was a teammate of Maciej Lampe at BC Khimki Moscow Region during the 2007-08 season. Together they helped the team win its first title, the Russian Cup.
Randal Falker comes off his best Euroleague game to date for Besiktas with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 3 blocks in last week’s loss to Olympiacos.
CAJA LABORAL VITORIA
Caja Laboral Vitoria needs 23 more three-pointers to become the first team to make 2,000 three-pointers.
Maciej Lampe and Thomas Heurtel are the only Caja Laboral players to start every Euroleague game this season.
Lampe has scored in double figures in seven straight and 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games.
Nemanja Bjelica has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 consecutive Euroleague games.
Fernando San Emeterio needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his career.
Thomas Heurtel scored a Euroleague career best 22 points in his team’s last visit to Istanbul, a 76-91 win over Anadolu Efes at Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall in December.