2012-13Top 16Round 14
April 05, 2013 CET: 19:30
Local time: 20:30 ABDI IPEKÇI SPORTS HALL

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
65.7 Points 74.3
32.6 Rebounds 28.9
10.5 O. Rebounds 9.2
22.0 D. Rebounds 19.7
12.7 Assists 11.9
5.7 Steals 6.5
2.9 Blocks 1.8
14.8 Turnovers 12.1
47.4 % 2PT 52.1 %
32.2 % 3PT 32.4 %
64.6 % FT 76.0 %
60.9 Index 72.7

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.2 / Jerrells Points 16.3 / Bogdanovic
5.2 / Vidmar Rebounds 4.2 / Sato
2.0 / Falker OR 1.5 / Sato
3.6 / Markota DR 3.5 / Andersen
2.9 / Jerrells Assists 3.5 / Preldzic
1.1 / Jerrells Steals 2.0 / McCalebb
1.1 / Vidmar Blocks 0.6 / Bogdanovic
2.2 / Jerrells Turnovers 1.8 / Preldzic
60.5 % / Vidmar 2PT 67.9 % / Ermis
38.5 % / Jerrells 3PT 40.0 % / Bogdanovic
100.0 % / Akin FT 84.3 % / McCalebb
14.1 / Jerrells Index 15.8 / Bogdanovic

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
1-12 Top 16 2-11
5-5 Regular Season 5-5
6-17 Overall 7-16

Referees

Crew Chief
GARCIA ORTIZ, JOSE RAMON, Spain
Referee
JURAS, MARKO, Serbia
Umpire
JASEVICIUS, TOMAS, Lithuania

The Take

The 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 will come to an end with an Istanbul derby, as Besiktas JK hosts archrivals Fenerbahce Ulker in the only game on Friday. Fenerbahce ranks seventh in Top 16 Group F with a 2-11 record, with Besiktas right behind at 1-12. Both teams are out of the playoffs race but Besiktas will finish ahead of Fenerbahce if it wins by at least 7 points. Fenerbahce defeated Besiktas 78-72 in Top 16 Game 7 behind 25 points from Bojan Bogdanovic.

Bogdanovic, who missed his team's last three Euroleague games, returned to action in the Turkish League this weekend, giving Fenerbahce his all-around scoring skills. Bogdanovic will be back to fill the baskets and will get a lot of help at both wings from experienced small forward Romain Sato, veteran off-guard Omer Onan, three-point threat Uros Tripkovic and point forward Emir Preldzic, a critical player for coach Simone Pianigiani due to his versatility, size, ballhandling and high basketball IQ. Bogdanovic will try to use his scoring skills against two hard-nosed defenders like Serhat Cetin and sharp shooter Ricky Minard. Preldzic must use his driving skills against explosive forward Patrick Christopher. Muratcan Guler offers coach Erman Kunter deep range, on-the-ball defense and team spirit. Besiktas runs its offense through Daniel Ewing, back in his team's lineup to offer deep range and court sense. Tutku Acik, who hit his team's game-winning layup in Besiktas's last Euroleague home game, will offer experience and clutch off the bench. Ewing faces a critical matchup against lightning quick scoring guard Bo McCalebb, in one of the biggest keys to this game. Acik must use his know-how against a younger, more athletic Baris Ermis. Both teams have deep frontcourts but Fenerbahce has an edge due to its biggest experience, mainly by three-time Euroleague champions David Andersen and Mike Batiste. Well-rounded veteran Kaya Peker, who is seeing more playing time lately, center Oguz Savas and power forward Ilkan Karaman gave Fenerbahce plenty of options around the baskets. Andersen and Savas must do their best to stop aggressive big man Gasper Vidmar, as his post skills and dunks are essential to Besiktas's success. Karaman may see extended playing time to guard mobile big man Damir Markota. Cemal Nalga and Randal Falker are physical players ready to stop Batiste and Savas while Cehver Ozer and Baris Hersek can open the floor with their outside shots.

Besiktas needs a good game from Ewing and Vidmar, open the floor with Markota and Ozer at power forward, play under control through Acik and Cetin, as well as locking the defensive board to dominate the game tempo. Fenerbahce has to make the most out of his biggest experience, run its offense through Bogdanovic and McCalebb, run the floor as often as possible and expect Andersen and Peker to make the difference in the paint.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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Game Notes

BESIKTAS JK ISTANBUL

Besiktas has committed more turnovers (341) 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.

Gasper Vidmar is ranked last among 89 qualified players in free throw shooting this season at 34.7%.

Vidmar spent most of the previous five seasons with Fenerbahce Ulker, during which he won three Turkish League titles and one Turkish Cup.

Fikret Can Akin is a perfect 9 for 9 from the free throw line this season.

Ricky Minard has made at least 1 steal in 10 straight Euroleague games.

Damir Markota has made 11 straight free throws in Euroleague action.

Serhat Cetin played his first two Euroleague seasons with Fenerbahce Ulker between 2008 and 2010.

Tutku Acik is a product of the Ulker Sports Club youth system. He spent the first eight seasons of his career with Ulker – spare one season on loan and won one Turkish League and three Turkish Cup titles during that span.

FENERBAHCE ULKER ISTANBUL

Fenerbahce Ulker has lost 10 straight Euroleague road games.

Fenerbahce Ulker is ranked last in the league in rebounding (28.9 rpg.).

Bo McCalebb has at least 1 steal in 14 straight Euroleague games; McCalebb is the league leader in steals with an average of 2 per game.

McCalebb has made his last 21 free throws in Euroleague action.

McCalebb has scored in double figures in 12 straight Euroleague games.

Bojan Bogdanovic has scored in double figures in 11 straight Euroleague games. He is the Top 16’s leading scorer with 21.8 points per game.

Bogdanovic needs 4 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Uros Tripkovic has made his last 14 free throws in Euroleague action.

Emir Preldzic is due to play in his 100th Euroleague game this week.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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Besiktas roars back from 18 down to win Istanbul derby

Besiktas JK Istanbul came back from an 18-point deficit to beat city rival Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 80-73 and finish off its Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Group F campaign with a victory. Daniel Ewing scored 17 points and Damir Markota had 16 points for Besiktas, which took seventh place in the group with a 2-12 record. Ricky Minard added 13 points while Gasper Vidmar had 10 points for the winners. The 7-point margin meant Fenerbahce finished last in the group with a 2-12 record despite 14 points from Oguz Savas, 12 points by Uros Tripkovic and 10 from Ikman Karaman. Bo McCalebb scored 9 points in the first five minutes, but left the game injured.

First quarter: Fenerbahce continues hot start despite McCalebb injury

Besiktas coach Erman Kunter made two changes to his starting lineup with Patrick Christopher and Cevher Ozer coming on for Muratcan Guler and Markota alongside Ewing, Vidmar and Minard. Fenerbahce boss Ertugrul Erdogan put in Tripkovic and David Andersen for Omer Onan and Karaman with McCalebb, Romain Sato and Savas the others of the first five. Andersen started the game with a jumper while Christopher nailed a triple for Besiktas’s first score. McCalebb answered right back with a three-ball, two layups and two free throws to give Fenerbahce a 6-11 lead. McCalebb had to leave the game after the second layup and was unable to return. Ewing hit back for Besiktas and Christopher evened the game at 11-11 with a triple. Tripkovic however came right back down and drained a long ball before back-to-back baskets from Kaya Peker pushed the Fenerbahce advantage to 13-18. Vidmar and Minard both made two foul shots to keep Besiktas within 17-20. But McCalebb’s replacement Baris Ermis scored, followed by a Tripkovic long ball and another Peker basket to give Fenerbahce a 17-27 lead after one quarter.

Second quarter: Strong Karaman helps Fenerbahce push lead to 18 points

Fenerbahce opened the second quarter with a tough Ermis layup and a triple by Karaman for a 17-32 lead and a Besiktas timeout. That didn’t help much as Peker came out of the interruption with another score to make it 17-34. Tutku Acik finally put the hosts on the board after two minutes of action with two free throws. Karaman made a free throw and threw down a dunk to push the lead to 20-37 before an Ozer triple. Karaman continued his fine game with another slam on the fast break as Fenerbahce pulled ahead 23-41. Acik nailed another triple but the guests were still up 27-45 after Savas’s score. Besiktas finished the first half on a strong note though with Markota making two free throws followed by a Minard layup and a Markota dunk to pull within 33-46 at the break.

Third quarter: Markota, Minard sparks Besiktas comeback

Savas opened the second half to make it 33-48 but Minard nailed a triple from the right side for Besiktas. Markota then made two free throws and his third free throw was tipped in by Fenerbahce’s Karaman for two more points and Minard’s foul shot completed the 0-8 run to pull the hosts within 41-48. Tripkovic snapped the surge with a triple and the advantage was 41-53 after Karaman’s dunk. Ewing responded with a triple of his own and Vidmar’s layup had Besiktas to within 46-55. Minard would follow with a triple and Ewing converted a three-point play to trim the deficit to 52-57. Ozer was called for an unsportsmanlike foul with Savas making two free throws, which Vidmar matched at the other end to make it 54-59. Ozer continued the Besiktas push with a straight-on triple and Markota’s tip-in evened the game at 59-59 after three quarters.

Fourth quarter: Ewing steps up to help Besiktas pull away

Minard continued his superb game with a layup to start the fourth, matched by Bojan Bogdanovic, who then nailed a long ball for a 63-64 Fenerbahce lead. Ewing came back down with a layup and then a three-ball for a four-point margin – 68-64. Tripkovic answered with a trey of his own but Markota struck right back from long range for a 71-67 lead with four minutes to play. After a Ewing free throw pushed it to a five-point lead, Bogdanovic drained a three-pointer from the left corner to make it 72-70. But Markota hit a layup and then Ewing put back his own miss for a 77-71 lead with 1:24 to play. Emir Preldzic made a layup to pull Fenerbahce within 77-73 with 46 seconds to play but Markota finished off the game for sure with a lay-in with 29 seconds remaining. And Ewing’s free throw with 2.4 seconds to play gave Besiktas the important 7-point margin to pull ahead of Fenerbahce in the final group standings.

Daniel Ewing - Besiktas JK - EB12
Friday, April 5, 2013
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Referees: GARCIA ORTIZ, JOSE RAMON (ESP), JURAS, MARKO (SRB), JASEVICIUS, TOMAS (LTU)
Attendance: 5572
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Besiktas JK Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 EWING, DANIEL 28:28 17 4/7 2/4 3/5 4 4 8 4 1       1 4 26
5 GULER, MURATCAN 13:22   0/2   0/2 1   1 3         2 1 -1
10 AKIN, FIKRET CAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 ACIK, TUTKU 24:42 9 2/3 1/3 2/2   2 2 1       1 4 2 6
13 VIDMAR, GASPER 25:59 10 2/4   6/10 2 1 3 4 2 5 1   4 7 12
15 CETIN, SERHAT 17:57           1 1 2         1   2
22 MARKOTA, DAMIR 28:53 16 4/5 1/3 5/7 1 6 7 1   4       4 19
23 CHRISTOPHER, PATRICK 12:02 8 1/1 2/3         1   1     1 1 7
24 MINARD, RICKY 23:31 13 2/6 2/2 3/6   2 2 1 2     1 4 6 12
25 HERSEK, BARIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
35 NALGA, CEMAL 3:35   0/1   0/2   1 1     1       1 -2
41 OZER, CEVHER 21:31 7 0/1 2/5 1/2 1 5 6         1 3 1 5
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 80 15/30 10/20 20/36 9 23 32 17 5 12 1 3 20 27 86
        50% 50% 55.6%
Head coach: KUNTER, ERMAN
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
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 McCALEBB, BO 4:46 9 2/2 1/1 2/2                   1 10
9 ERMIS, BARIS 26:10 4 2/4 0/1     1 1 4 1 3     5   -1
10 SATO, ROMAIN 24:24   0/5     4   4       1   2   -2
11 TRIPKOVIC, UROS 32:21 12 0/3 4/5     3 3 3 1 3     4 2 10
13 ANDERSEN, DAVID 7:55 4 1/3   2/2 1 2 3   1       1 2 7
14 PEKER, KAYA 23:54 9 4/7   1/2   4 4 1   1     4 3 8
15 SANLI, MEHMET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 17:56 14 5/9   4/4 1 1 2 1   3   1 5 3 7
22 BIRSEN, JAMES METECAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
41 KARAMAN, ILKAN 19:00 10 3/3 1/2 1/4 1 5 6 1 1 1 2   5 2 12
44 BOGDANOVIC, BOJAN 25:29 8 1/3 2/4     1 1 2           3 10
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 18:05 3 1/2 0/2 1/2   1 1 3   3     1 4 3
Team           1 2 3               3
Totals 200:00 73 19/41 8/15 11/16 8 20 28 15 4 14 3 1 27 20 67
        46.3% 53.3% 68.8%
Head coach: ERDOGAN, ERTUGRUL
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