2012-13Top 16Round 11
March 14, 2013 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
73.8 Points 73.4
34.3 Rebounds 31.4
10.8 O. Rebounds 9.3
23.6 D. Rebounds 22.2
14.9 Assists 13.2
7.6 Steals 4.6
2.0 Blocks 2.7
13.8 Turnovers 13.6
49.2 % 2PT 47.0 %
37.4 % 3PT 36.5 %
72.0 % FT 76.0 %
81.7 Index 68.1

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.8 / Farmar Points 16.2 / Nachbar
5.6 / Erden Rebounds 5.2 / Zirbes
2.2 / Erden OR 2.4 / Zirbes
3.4 / Erden DR 3.2 / Nachbar
4.2 / Farmar Assists 3.0 / Gavel
1.9 / Gordon Steals 0.8 / Gavel
0.7 / Erden Blocks 0.9 / Ford
2.3 / Farmar Turnovers 1.8 / Gavel
60.0 % / Guler 2PT 61.8 % / Neumann
43.8 % / Farmar 3PT 45.5 % / Gipson
91.7 % / Shipp FT 84.3 % / Jacobsen
14.7 / Farmar Index 14.1 / Nachbar

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
8-2 Top 16 0-10
5-5 Regular Season 3-7
13-7 Overall 3-17

Referees

Crew Chief
CEREBUCH, GUERRINO, Italy
Referee
PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL, Spain
Umpire
JASEVICIUS, TOMAS, Lithuania

The Take

Anadolu Efes Istanbul will look to wrap up its spot in the playoffs this week, though that can’t happen till Friday. Efes will try to do its part when it hosts Brose Baskets Bamberg in Thursday’s lone Group E game. Efes beat Alba Berlin on the road in the German capital last week to improve to 8-2 and hold on to second place in Group E. If Efes beats Bamberg at home on Friday and Group E leader Real Madrid knocks off Unicaja on Friday, both Madrid and Efes could celebrate. Bamberg, which sits last in the group at 0-10, has been mathematically eliminated from playoff contention.

Efes used a big fourth quarter to pull away from Bamberg for a 76-94 victory when they met in January. Sasha Vujacic led seven Efes scorers in double figures with 17 points and 8 rebounds and Jordan Farmar chimed in with 15 points and 7 assists. Efes will no doubt look for the same contributions from its backcourt this time at home. Bamberg has a different look since that game, with Teddy Gipson – its No. 2 scorer that night with 16 points – no longer on the roster, while Matt Walsh and Jeremiah Massey have improved Coach Chris Fleming’s lineup. Walsh won’t have it easy though with Efes boasting one of the league’s top defenders, Jamon Lucas, on him. Anton Gavel, Casey Jacobsen and Karsten Tada join Walsh in a backcourt that will have to deal with not only Farmar and Vujacic, but playmaker Kerem Tunceri and athletic wing Sinan Guler off the bench. Both teams feature great depth inside with centers Semih Erden and Stanko Barac and power forwards Dusko Savanovic and Kerem Gonlum for the hosts and centers Maik Zirbes, A.J. Ogilvy and Philipp Neumann and power forwards Massey, Sharrod Ford and Bostjan Nachbar for Bamberg. Nachbar, the German champs’ signature player early in the season, has seen a reduced role lately, but must be monitored as a potential game-changer.

Between its recent form, home-court advantage, playoff incentive and the result of the game in Berlin, Efes is the clear favorite on Thursday. However Bamberg is not a team to be overlooked. A hard-look loser too many times, its record belies its true ability and the team is eager to finally snatch its first Top 16 victory. No one should be surprised is this game is close going into the final minutes.
Monday, March 11, 2013
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Game Notes

ANADOLU EFES ISTANBUL

Anadolu Efes has won five straight Euroleague home games.

Anadolu Efes leads the league in steals with 7.6 per game.

Jamon Lucas has recorded at least 1 steal in 11 consecutive Euroleague games.

Jordan Farmar has made 13 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Josh Shipp has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Dusko Savanovic has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Kerem Tunceri needs 11 more assists to become the 10th player in competition history to reach the 500-assist milestone.

Tunceri (if in the starting five) will be making his 100th career Euroleague start.

 

BROSE BASKETS BAMBERG

Bamberg is 0-16 all-time in the Top 16.

Maik Zirbes and Casey Jacobsen are the only Bamberg players to start every Euroleague game this season.

Brose Baskets leads the Euroleague in fouls committed with 461.

Maik Zirbes leads the Euroleague in fouls committed this season with 71 (3.6 per game).

Bostjan Nachbar spent two seasons playing for Anadolu Efes between 2009 and 2011. He was a teammate of current Efes players Kerem Tunceri, Ermal Kuqo, Sinan Guler and Kerem Gonlum.

Nachbar, in his sixth Euroleague season with his fourth team, is averaging a career high 16.2 points per game.

Anton Gavel has made at least 1 three-pointer in 15 of his last 16 Euroleague games.

Gavel has made 13 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Matt Walsh has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his 12 Euroleague appearances.

Monday, March 11, 2013
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Quotes Head Coaches

MAHMUTI, OKTAY
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"While entering the last four game days of the Top 16 we will play against Brose Baskets at home. We must approach all games with seriousness and discipline no matter which team we are playing against. As known, last week in Berlin there was a fight on court till the end of the final buzzer. If we win against Brose Baskets we will get one more step closer to the Playoffs. Maybe will guarantee according to the results of other games in our group. But our aim is to finish our group in the first two rows to have the home court advantage in play-offs. If we put our own game on court I think that we can win the game."
FLEMING, CHRIS
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"Anadolu Efes obviously is a good team, probably a candidate for the Final Four. We are for sure underdogs on the road but I think it is important that we are able to improve over that first game and keep it open as long as we can."

Players

BALBAY, DOGUS
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"If we win against Brose Baskets we will have a very great advantage on the way to the Playoffs. One of our targets was this. To realize our aim we absolutely must be the winning team on Thursday. We are going to play at home, so we have the home court advantage and the support of our great fans. With a crowded arena I am believing that we will have one more victory."
WALSH, MATT
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"It doesn’t get easier for us, Istanbul is obviously a very good team with a lot of good players. We are already eliminated, so we just have to go out and play free and as hard as we can. Every time we play we expect to win, so we want to give ourselves a chance at the end like we did in Madrid."

Anadolu Efes outlasts Bamberg in OT to close in on playoff spot

Anadolu Efes Istanbul is on the verge of securing a place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs after a thrilling 89-86 overtime win over Brose Baskets Bamberg at Abdi Ipekci Sport Hall on Thursday. With the win Efes improved to 9-2 and second place in the Group E standings. Efes now needs one more win or one Unicaja Malaga loss – which could happen as soon as Friday – to advance. Meanwhile Bamberg remains winless in the Top 16. Efes went up by 13 points in the second quarter, but the visitors erased the deficit by halftime and the lead changed hands several times in the second half. At the end of regulation, at 76-76, Bamberg had a chance to win it, but Casey Jacobsen missed a potential game-winning layup. Efes took control in the extra session with a triple from Dusko Savanovic and a jumper from Jordan Farmar that put the hosts up for good. Farmar led in victory with 29 points plus 7 rebounds. Savanovic finished with 14 points, while Jamon Lucas dished out 11 assists along with 8 points. Bostjan Nachbar netted 24 for Bamberg, Maik Zirbes had 14, while Karsten Tadda, Jeremiah Massey and Jacobsen each scored 12 in defeat.

First quarter: Efes takes control early

Bamberg opened the game with Jeremiah Massey and Zirbes scoring inside on back-to-back possessions, but Josh Shipp nailed a triple that sparked a run from Efes. Farmar drove coast-to-coast for a layup, before baskets from Jamon Lucas and Dusko Savanovic, plus a dunk from Semih Erden, made it 11-4. With both teams playing uptempo basketball, Bamberg quickly answered with a dunk from Zirbes and a triple from Casey Jacobsen. Fastbreak layups from Farmar and Erden sparked another run of 8 unanswered points for an Efes 19-9 lead. A put-back from an inspired Stanko Barac made it a 12-point margin before Karsten Tadda nailed a triple at the buzzer to make it 23-14 at the end of the first quarter.

Second quarter: Gavel and Zirbes bring Bamberg back

Bostjan Nachbar hit a long jumper for the visitors to start the second quarter, but Efes maintained a high level on defense, while Sinan Guler and Kerem Gonlum scored layups at the other end for 29-16. After a timeout, Nachbar, Jacobsen and Zirbes all scored inside for Bamberg, and Tadda sank another three-pointer to get within 31-25. Savanovic stopped the bleeding with an easy layup, and Farmar hit a tough turnaround baseline jumper, but Anton Gavel hit back-to-back triples, cutting it to 35-33. Bamberg tied things at 37-37 after Zirbes scored twice more, but in the last minute of the quarter Efes first got a layup from Farmar, then a fastbreak triple from Shipp, before Farmar made a tough buzzer-beater, giving the hosts a 44-37 halftime lead.

Third quarter: 0-9 run puts Bamberg in front

Massey opened the third quarter with a pair of free throws and a fastbreak layup, but Lucas made a couple of shots, including a tough one off the glass, to keep the hosts in front 48-41. Bamberg, however, replied with Tadda scoring a basket-plus-foul and a three-pointer before Jacobsen made a pair of foul shots to put Bamberg up 48-50. Farmar snapped the run with a tough runner, but Nachbar sank a long jump shot and Zirbes scored inside for 50-54. As things intensified on the floor, with players fighting hard for every ball, Farmar answered from downtown, before Barac and Gonlum helped Efes regain the lead and enter the fourth quarter up 59-58.

Fourth quarter: Zirbes and Nachbar force overtime

A fastbreak layup from Kerem Tunceri started things in the fourth quarter. Guler sank a triple and Lucas scored on another fastbreak, giving Efes some breathing room, 66-60. The visitors were not going away; a dunk from Sharrod Ford, a reverse layup from Jacobsen and a pull-up jumper from Nachbar tied it at 66-66. Farmar answered with an off-the-dribble triple, but Jacobsen made a layup-plus-foul and Nachbar sank a triple of his own for 71-72. After a timeout, Savanovic hit a triple from the right corner, but Zirbes tied the score from close range. After Farmar’s driving layup, Nachbar made a tip-in for 76-76, and that turned out to be the last basket in the regulation as Jacobsen missed a potential game-winning layup with 2 seconds to go.

Overtime: Farmar and Savanovic seal the deal for Efes

In the extra session, Gavel’s fastbreak layup put the visitors in front first, but Savanovic scored from downtown and Farmar nailed a jumper to make it 82-78. After Nachbar scored a pair of free throws, Erden made a difficult hook shot to protect Efes’s lead. Bamberg’s hopes remained alive after Nachbar sank a triple on the ensuing possession, but Farmar answered right back with a tough three-pointer from the right corner for 87-83. Savanovic put the game away with a pair of free throws with 9 seconds to go, before Nachbar rounded out the scoring with a triple at the buzzer.

Jordan Farmar - Anadolu Efes - EB12
Thursday, March 14, 2013
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Referees: CEREBUCH, GUERRINO (ITA), PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU)
Attendance: 10024
By Quarter1234Extra 1
Anadolu Efes Istanbul2321151713
Brose Baskets Bamberg1423211810
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul2344597689
Brose Baskets Bamberg1437587686
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 BALBAY, DOGUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
5 FARMAR, JORDAN 37:55 29 9/14 3/6 2/2 2 5 7 3   6   1 2 4 26
8 BATUK, BIRKAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 26:20 7 3/7   1/5   2 2     1 4   3 3 4
10 TUNCERI, KEREM 15:22 2 1/2       2 2               3
11 SHIPP, JOSHUA 35:53 8 1/3 2/3     4 4 1         2 1 9
12 GONLUM, KEREM 19:38 8 3/4   2/2 1 5 6 1   2     2 1 11
20 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 25:22 14 3/5 2/2 2/2   5 5   2 3   1 4 4 15
22 GORDON, JAMON 33:10 8 4/7 0/2     4 4 11   4     3 5 16
23 KUQO, ERMAL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
32 GULER, SINAN 12:40 5 1/1 1/2 0/2   2 2 2         2 2 6
42 BARAC, STANKO 18:40 8 4/7   0/2 3 3 6     2 3 1 2 1 8
Team           3 1 4     1         3
Totals 225:00 89 29/50 8/15 7/15 9 33 42 18 2 19 7 3 20 21 101
        58% 53.3% 46.7%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Brose Baskets Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
7 NACHBAR, BOSTJAN 22:38 24 6/11 3/4 3/4 1 1 2         1 1 6 23
9 TADDA, KARSTEN 36:03 12 1/2 3/5 1/1 1 1 2 2 2     1 4 2 12
12 SCHMIDT, DANIEL 4:55   0/1                   1 1 1 -2
14 NEUMANN, PHILIPP DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
15 FORD, SHARROD 12:28 4 2/6 0/1   1   1     1 1   4   -4
23 JACOBSEN, CASEY 38:16 12 3/4 1/3 3/3 1 3 4 8   1     3 4 21
24 MASSEY, JEREMIAH 23:06 12 4/7 0/3 4/4 1 5 6 2 2 2 2 1 2 3 16
25 GAVEL, ANTON 37:46 8 1/6 2/7     4 4 2 1     1 1 3 6
33 ZIRBES, MAIK 28:40 14 7/11     1 3 4 1 1 2   2 2 1 11
44 OGILVY, ANDREW JAMES 3:52                              
55 WALSH, MATT 17:16   0/2 0/1     2 2 4 1 2     3   -1
Team           2 2 4     3         1
Totals 225:00 86 24/50 9/24 11/12 8 21 29 19 7 11 3 7 21 20 83
        48% 37.5% 91.7%
Head coach: FLEMING, CHRIS
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