2013-14Regular SeasonRound 3
October 31, 2013 CET: 20:45
Local time: 21:45 FENERBAHCE ULKER SPORTS ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
88.5 Points 67.0
38.0 Rebounds 36.5
12.0 O. Rebounds 6.5
26.0 D. Rebounds 30.0
15.0 Assists 16.0
5.5 Steals 7.0
3.0 Blocks 4.0
8.0 Turnovers 12.5
52.1 % 2PT 55.4 %
40.0 % 3PT 25.0 %
78.7 % FT 64.3 %
102.0 Index 82.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.0 / Kleiza Points 12.5 / Kaun
6.0 / McCalebb Rebounds 5.0 / Micov
2.5 / Zoric OR 2.0 / Kaun
4.5 / Bjelica, N. DR 5.0 / Micov
5.5 / Preldzic Assists 4.5 / Teodosic
1.5 / McCalebb Steals 2.0 / Jackson
1.5 / Bjelica, N. Blocks 2.0 / Kaun
2.0 / Bjelica, N. Turnovers 3.0 / Teodosic
83.3 % / Vidmar 2PT 100.0 % / Jackson
100.0 % / Sipahi 3PT 100.0 % / Fridzon
93.3 % / Kleiza FT 100.0 % / Fridzon
20.0 / Kleiza Index 21.0 / Kaun

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
2-0 Regular Season 2-0
2-0 Overall 2-0

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANIEL, Spain
Referee
BOLTAUZER, MATEJ, Slovenia
Umpire
ANASTOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS, Greece

The Take

Two Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouses meet again in the Game of the Week. Fenerbahce may be without Kenan Sipahi, who got injured in a Turkish League game this season. As such, Bo McCalebb will see most minutes at point guard against Milos Teodosic and Jeremy Pargo, in what promises to be one of the keys to this game. CSKA must find the way to stop Bojan Bogdanovic and relies on Vitaly Fridzon and Aaron Jackson to do so. Coach Zeljko Obradovic has a lot of versatile forwards such as Nemanja Bjelica, Emir Preldzic and, above all, Linas Kleiza, in great shape recently. The matchup between Kleiza and Viktor Khryapa promises to be one of the biggest keys to this game. CSKA is deeper around the baskets with Nenad Krstic, Sahs Kaun and Kyle Hines and needs to make the most out of it. In a game that will be played point by point, possession by possession, expect a great tactic battle between coaching genius Zeljko Obradovic and Ettore Messina.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Game Notes

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul

Head coaches Zeljko Obradovic and Ettore Messina have faced each other in three Euroleague finals - 2002, 2007 and 2009. Obradovic won all three titles with Panathinaikos - 2002 against Kinder Bologna, 2007 and 2009 against CSKA Moscow.

Obradovic coached CSKA center Nenad Krstic in the past on the Serbian national team.

Linas Kleiza was a teammate of CSKA guard Milos Teodosic during the 2009-10 season at Olympiacos Piraeus. Both were selected to the All-Euroleague First Team that season. Teodosic was also named Euroleague MVP that season, while Kleiza collected the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy as they led the Reds to the Euroleague title game.

Kleiza has scored in double digits in 23 of his 24 Euroleague career games.

Kleiza has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games without a miss.

Bo McCalebb has collected at least one steal in 16 of his last 17 Euroleague games.

McCalebb had double digits in index ranking in his last 15 Euroleague games.

Bojan Bogdanovic has scored in double digits in 13 of his last 14 Euroleague games. He has reached a double-digit index ranking in each of his last 13 Euroleague games.

Bogdanovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight Euroleague appearances.


CSKA Moscow

Milos Teodosic took over sole possession of 10th place on the competition’s career assists charts last week. He now has 514 career assists. Nikola Vujcic holds ninth place with 524 assists.

Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 16 straight and 28 of his last 29 Euroleague games.

Victor Khryapa has at least 1 steal in eight of his last nine Euroleague games. He needs 2 steals to make it to the Euroleague's all-time top 15. Khryapa has 179 career steals; Nikola Vujcic is currently 15th with 181 steals.

Khryapa needs 6 assists to reach the Euroleague's career top 20. He has 345 assists to date. Vlado Ilievski is 20th with 351 assists.

Sasha Kaun leads the Euroleague in career two-point shooting percentage. Kaun has made 222 of 312 two-point shots (71.2%). He also leads the career field goal shooting percentage list, as Kaun has never attempted a three-point shot in 84 Euroleague career games.

Kaun has at least 1 blocked shot in five straight Euroleague games; he is tied for the Euroleague lead along with Real Madrid’s Ioannis Bourousis with 2 blocks per game through two games this season.

Vladimir Micov has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine Euroleague games.

Vitaly Fridzon has scored at least 1 three-pointer in 23 of his last 24 Euroleague games.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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Quotes Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"It's going to be a tough game of course. Just like I said about Barcelona, CSKA is also one of the favorite teams of the Euroleague. They have an excellent roster and staff. Its definitely going to be a tough game for us."
MESSINA, ETTORE
CSKA Moscow
"This game is very important like every game on this stage of Euroleague. Fenerbahce Ulker has a brand new team with an excellent coach and now they plan to reach something big in this season. I would compare our game with Test Match in rugby. This is a Test Match in means of the clash of two strong teams with big tradition and highest goals stated who want to test there readiness, to understand where they are now on this stage of the season."

Players

MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"Just like every game, this is an important one for us. We're going to play against a very good team. We've had a good start to the season and in this important and difficult game we want to continue our series of wins in front of our fans."
MICOV, VLADIMIR
CSKA Moscow
"This is a very important game for us, the one which will influence the final standings in the end of the regular season. We will play on the road against a very strong team which changed the coach in the preseason by signing one of the most successful coaches in the history of Euroleague. We have to be focused, to defend their fast breaks, to get into flow with our offense."

Fenerbahce Ulker thumps CSKA by 26!

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul remained unbeaten, making another statement in a young season by topping CSKA Moscow 86-60 on Thursday night. Fenerbahce improved to 3-0 and is in sole possession of the first place in Group A, while CSKA drops to 2-1 and stays alone in the second place. Fener also handed CSKA its worst loss in 16 years! The hosts led from start to finish, opening up a 22-point lead midway through the second quarter. After Kyle Hines and Vladimir Micov helped CSKA rally to within 53-45, the hosts stepped up on defense, pulling away once again to a huge victory. Bojan Bogdanovic paced the winners with 23 points, while Bo McCalebb had 14 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Emir Preldzic collected 13 points and 5 assists and Linas Kleiza chipped in with 12 points in victory. For CSKA, Micov finished with 20 points, while Hines had 17 points plus 8 rebounds.

First quarter: Bjelica leads Fenerbahce to early lead

It was a great start to the game for the hosts, as Nemanja Bjelica opened the scoring with a put-back, and Preldzic followed it up with a floater. Micov scored the first points for CSKA from mid-range, but Bjelica made a layup, and Kenan Sipahi drained a triple for a 9-2 advantage after less than three minutes. After a timeout, Weems made a high-arching driving layup, but Vidmar answered with a monster dunk, and Bjelica made a fastbreak layup for 13-4. Defensive intensity on both ends resulted with fastbreak dunks from Hines on one side, and Preldzic on the other. After Nenad Krstic and Luka Zoric traded shots from close range, Hines scored twice inside for 17-12. But Fenerbahce was rolling on offense, as Bjelica hit a triple and Zoric scored a lay-in after an assist from Preldzic. Hines got his tally to 10 points with another basket inside for the visitors, but Kleiza hit a shot to beat the buzzer, making it 26-16 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Hosts open 22-point lead, CSKA counters

Kleiza opened the second quarter with a basket-plus-foul, and after Sasha Kaun answered with a layup in traffic for CSKA, the hosts went on another run. Bojan Bogdanovic scored a basket-plus-foul to open his account on the night, and McCalebb raced for back-to-back fastbreak layups, opening up a 36-18 margin. After a CSKA timeout, a couple of quick steals from McCalebb and James Birsen led to fastbreak layups from Bogdanovic, and 40-18. A put-back from Hines snapped an 11-0 run, and after Bogdanovic had a driving layup, the visitors went on a 0-11 run of their own. Aaron Jackson scored a fastbreak layup and, Micov scored from close range, and Victor Khryapa nailed a three-pointer for 42-31. Preldzic snapped the run, but Khryapa finished the quarter with a layup, cutting it to 44-33 at halftime.

Third quarter: Micov’s triples give CSKA hope

Bogdanovic hit a triple to start the second half, and Khryapa answered with a layup, continuing his run from the end of the second quarter. But Vidmar answered with a monster dunk, and Bogdanovic added an easy fastbreak slam for 51-35. After a CSKA timeout, Kaun made a dunk in traffic, and Micov nailed back-to-back triples, helping cut it to 53-45. Bogdanovic snapped the run with a driving layup, Kleiza added a basket, and the hosts did not allow a field goal for the final four and a half minutes of the quarter, extending the lead to 61-47 going into the fourth quarter.

Fourth quarter: Fenerbahce closes out in style

McCalebb opened the fourth quarter with a layup-plus foul before Micov hit a baseline jumper, ending the visitors’ long draught from the field. Hines added a basket-plus-foul for 64-52, but the hosts hit 3 of 4 free throws to extend the lead, and Kleiza slashed to the basket for 69-52. Micov hit a jumper, but Kleiza made an acrobatic turnaround shot that put 72-55 on the scoreboard. Micov answered with another triple, but a layup from Bogdanovic and jumper from McCalebb made it 78-58. In the last couple of minutes, Hines scored inside, but Bogdanovic and McCalebb nailed triples in the final 45 seconds to close out the game, making the final margin the biggest of the night.

Bojan Bogdanovic - Fenerbahce Ulker - EB13
Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Referees: HIERREZUELO, DANIEL (ESP), BOLTAUZER, MATEJ (SLO), ANASTOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS (GRE)
Attendance: 12800 (Tentative)
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Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul26181725
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Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul26446186
CSKA Moscow16334760
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 25:31 14 4/5 1/3 3/3   1 1 5 4 1     2 2 20
7 ONAN, OMER DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 BJELICA, NEMANJA 21:47 9 3/6 1/3   5 4 9 3 2 1     2 1 16
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH 6:28 2 0/2 0/1 2/2   1 1           1 1  
11 KLEIZA, LINAS 26:29 12 5/8 0/3 2/3 1 4 5 1 1       2 3 13
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
13 VIDMAR, GASPER 15:39 4 2/5     3 1 4 2 1 1 1   5   3
22 ZORIC, LUKA 16:05 4 2/2       3 3     2     5    
25 SIPAHI, KENAN 14:29 5 1/2 1/1     2 2 2 1       2 1 8
33 BIRSEN, JAMES METECAN 11:38           2 2   1       1   2
44 BOGDANOVIC, BOJAN 30:55 23 7/10 2/4 3/3   1 1 1   3   2 1 2 16
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 30:59 13 3/4 0/3 7/9   4 4 5   2 1   1 10 24
Team           1 4 5     2         3
Totals 200:00 86 27/44 5/18 17/20 10 27 37 19 10 12 2 2 22 20 105
        61.4% 27.8% 85%
Head coach: OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
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
CSKA Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS 30:16   0/2 0/3     2 2 6   6     2 4 -1
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR 28:21 20 4/5 3/5 3/6 1 4 5   1 1 1   3 5 22
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 11:58     0/2   1 1 2           2   -2
9 JACKSON, AARON 11:06 2 1/1 0/2                        
11 PARGO, JEREMY 17:12 2 1/2 0/3     4 4 1 1 3     2   -1
12 KRSTIC, NENAD 18:32 3 0/7 0/1 3/4 1 3 4 1         2 4 1
13 WEEMS, SONNY 18:19 3 1/6 0/2 1/2   2 2 2 2 2   1 4 1 -5
18 VORONOV, EVGENY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 SHUKHOVTCOV, GRIGORY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
24 KAUN, SASHA 12:40 4 2/4   0/1 1 1 2     1 1 1 1 2 3
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 24:16 9 2/3 1/4 2/2 1 1 2 2 1 1     1 3 11
42 HINES, KYLE 27:20 17 8/9   1/1 7 1 8 1         3 3 25
Team             1 1     1          
Totals 200:00 60 19/39 4/22 10/16 12 20 32 13 5 15 2 2 20 22 53
        48.7% 18.2% 62.5%
Head coach: MESSINA, ETTORE

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
"I want to congratulate my players. They did a great job and they played a great game. I want to thank our fans, they made an excellent atmosphere, and that is very important for my team. This win is very important for the confidence of my players, last week against Barcelona and now against CSKA, we played two really good games, and now we understand we have quality to fight against everybody. But this is a long journey, we only have three games behind us. We have to stay calm and continue to work like we have worked until now. No one can put more pressure on us than I put on myself. I understand the pressure, I am focused on my job. I ask them only to be ready to give 100% of our possibility. The only goal we have in front of us is the next game."
MESSINA, ETTORE
CSKA Moscow
"My congratulations to Fenerbahce Ulker, to coach Obradovic, the players, and the fans. The played an excellent game, they destroyed us. Obviously, I feel the most responsible for this, and the only think I can tell is I will work as hard as possible trying to fix many problems that we have. We did not play intelligent, and I am the first responsible. We showed very little character, and again I am the first responsible. I will try that this does not happen again. We are not a team yet. We are completely out of sink."
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