Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Anadolu Efes is making its first playoffs appearance since 2006.
Efes was 5-0 in Top 16 games decided by 5 points or less.
Efes is 9-0 when it has scored at least 77 points this season.
Jordan Farmar has made 21 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Farmar flirted with a triple-double in a victory over Olympiacos in October. He tallied 25 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists in 98-72 victory.
Josh Shipp has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Kerem Tunceri needs 7 more assists to join the Euroleague’s exclusive 500-assist club.
Tunceri (if in the starting five) will be making his 100th career Euroleague start.
Jamon Lucas has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight and 16 of his last 17 Euroleague games.
Ermal Kuqo registered the best game of his lengthy Euroleague career in his rookie season against Olympiacos. Kuqo went for 26 points and 13 rebounds as Efes bested Olympiacos 61-52 in January 2004.
Kerem Gonlum is the playoffs’ leading rebounder with 9.5 per game.
Olympiacos is 4-9 in playoff games on the road since the introduction of the current format in 2005.
Eleven different Olympiacos players have appeared in the starting lineup this season. Vassilis Spanoulis is the only player to start every game.
Spanoulis has made 11 consecutive free throws since the start of the playoffs.
Spanoulis leads the league lead in fouls drawn with 144.
Spanoulis has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.
Kyle Hines leads the league in offensive rebounding with 2.7 per game.
Hines has blocked at least 1 shot in 10 of his last 11 Euroleague appearances.
Kostas Papanikolaou is this season’s most accurate three-point shooter at 52.5%.
Martynas Gecevicius had one of the best games of his Euroleague career against Efes in the 2009-10 season opener. Gecevicius set career highs with 21 points and a performance index rating of 25 in leading his team at the time, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, to a 77-70 victory.