2013-14Regular SeasonRound 6
November 22, 2013 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ULKER SPORTS ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
86.8 Points 72.0
36.2 Rebounds 29.6
11.2 O. Rebounds 8.6
25.0 D. Rebounds 21.0
16.0 Assists 14.0
7.4 Steals 8.6
2.6 Blocks 3.4
10.2 Turnovers 15.4
54.7 % 2PT 46.6 %
38.7 % 3PT 36.0 %
77.7 % FT 78.3 %
101.6 Index 73.6

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
20.2 / Bogdanovic Points 16.4 / Lavrinovic
6.2 / Bjelica, N. Rebounds 5.6 / Lavrinovic
2.6 / Vidmar OR 1.8 / Lavrinovic
4.0 / Bjelica, N. DR 3.8 / Summers
5.6 / Preldzic Assists 3.4 / Strelnieks
2.0 / McCalebb Steals 2.4 / Summers
0.8 / Bjelica, N. Blocks 1.0 / Downs
1.8 / Vidmar Turnovers 3.2 / Lavrinovic
63.2 % / Vidmar 2PT 100.0 % / Gorbenko
50.0 % / Sipahi 3PT 66.7 % / Minard
100.0 % / Sipahi FT 100.0 % / Ahearn
20.6 / Bogdanovic Index 18.2 / Lavrinovic


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
5-0 Regular Season 1-4
5-0 Overall 1-4


Crew Chief
BIJEDIC, HARIS, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Take

Two teams in different situations meet again in Istanbul. Fenerbahce Ulker will advance to the Top 16 with a win and Budivelnik needs to improve its overall situation. Budivelnik must stop the hosts' backcourt, led by Bo McCalebb and Bojan Bogdanovic. Their respective matchups against Janis Strelnieks and Blake Ahearn will be critical in this game. Micah Downs and Dainius Salenga must use their athleticism and size against point forward Emir Preldzic. At the same time, Fenerbahce needs a good game from Luka Zoric and Gasper Vidmar around the baskets against big men Michail Anisimov and Darjus Lavrinovic, who faces his former team. The most critical matchup, however, takes place between Linas Kleiza of Fenerbahce and DaJuan Summers of Budivelnik, in what promises to be a game full of intensity and action.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Game Notes

Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
  • Bojan Bogdanovic leads the Turkish Airlines Euroleague in scoring with 20.2 points per game.
  • Bogdanovic has scored in double digits in five straight and 16 of his last 17 Euroleague games. He has reached a double-digit index ranking in each of his last 16 Euroleague games.
  • Bogdanovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 straight Euroleague appearances.
  • Bo McCalebb had double digits in index ranking in each of his last 18 Euroleague games.
  • Melih Mahmutoglu started in his Euroleague debut against Budivelnik on opening night. He scored a season-high 12 points in the win.
  • The foursome of Nemanja Bjelica, Bojan Bogdanovic, Kenan Sipahi and Gasper Vidmar have started every Turkish Airlines Euroleague game this season.

  • Budivelnik Kiev
  • Darjus Lavrinovic played for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul during the 2010-11 season. He helped the club win the Turkish League title that season.
  • Darjus Lavrinovic is averaging 21.3 points on 73.1% two-point shooting and 54.5% three-point shooting plus 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 blocks for an average performance index rating of 26.7 at home this season. On the road he has averaged 9 points on 28.6% two-point and 25% three-point shooting plus 4.5 rebounds, 0 assists and 0.5 blocks for an average index of 5.5 per game.
  • Lavrinovic trails Ben Eze by 1 block for 10th place on the Euroleague career blocked shots charts. Lavrinovic has 114 career rejections. He had already climbed into 10th place before Stephane Lasme of Panathinaikos leapfrogged over him and into ninth place with 6 blocks last week.
  • Dajuan Summers and Darjus Lavrinovic are the only Budivelnik players to start every Turkish Euroleague Airlines game this season.
  • Summers is tied with Jamon Gordon of Anadolu Efes for the league lead in steals with 2.4 steals per game.
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013

    Quotes Head Coaches

    Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
    "It's a very important game. As you know in this series every game is important. We must be focused and work very hard. We have experience playing against them where like 7 minutes until the end of the game they were leading the game with 6 points and the last 7 minutes we played excellent. So it must be understood that they are a good team and we must play 40 minutes with full concentration."
    Budivelnik Kiev
    "As I said before, I consider that Fenerbahce have the biggest chance to win the trophy in this season. We expect a very tough game. Yes, we respect our opponent, but also believe in ourselves. I hope we show a game like we showed 3 of 4 quarters our previous match in Kiev, when we started in Euroleague. Of course, if we have plan to beat Fenerahce we are supposed to be focused all 40 minutes and more!"


    Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
    "We are excited to start the second round in the Euroleague, Budivelnik is a good team, they haven't won a lot of games so they will be ready to play very hard and we have to match there energy and protect our home court. It should be a very good game."
    Budivelnik Kiev
    "I think all that we should thinking about - is our desire, first of all. Secondary, we must be patient, play smart. No question that Fenerahce will show good and disciplined game tomorrow, because they have great fans support. Anyway, we feel confidence to be competitive."

    Fenerbahce Ulker dances to perfect record and Top 16 berth

    Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul led from start to finish in beating visiting Budivelnik Kiev 84-68 to remain unbeaten and become the first club to advance to the Top 16 this season. Fenerbahce improved to 6-0 atop of Group A, while Budivelnik remained in a share of fifth place with a 1-5 record. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points in less than 23 minutes to pace the winners, who pulled away late in the second quarter with a 14-0 run for a 52-35 halftime lead. The margin was never in question in the second half. Luka Zoric scored 15 points while Gasper Vidmar collected 12 points plus 8 rebounds in victory. For the visitors, Dainius Salenga made 4 of 5 threes and finished with 16 points. Ricky Minard scored 14, Janis Strelnieks 11, and Dajuan Summers netted 10 in defeat.

    First quarter: Hosts dominate inside, get early lead

    A couple of easy layups from Vidmar, assisted by Kenan Sipahi, opened the game, before Minard banked a shot to get Budivelnik on the scoreboard, too. Melih Mahmutoglu and Vidmar scored more from inside for the hosts, but Minard sank a jumper and Darjus Lavrinovic hit from long range to make it 8-7. Bogdanovic opened his tally with a driving layup, and after Salenga made a floater, Zoric answered with a layup to continue the hosts' domination in the paint. Minard made a runner to keep Budivelnik within 1 point, but Bogdanovic made a short turnaround jumper, followed by a fastbreak dunk for 16-11, forcing the visitors to call a timeout. Preldzic extended the lead with a fastbreak layup, and after Michailis Anisimov drove to the hoop for the visitors, Bogdanovic banked in a shot, then hit back-to-back long jumpers for 24-17. But Summers and Minard each scored a basket-plus-foul, cutting it to 27-23 after 10 minutes.

    Second quarter: Fener pulls away with a 14-0 run

    Zoric opened the second quarter with consecutive layups, after assists from Kleiza and Preldzic. After Minard hit a jumper, Zoric made a pair of mid-range jumpers for 35-25. Budivelnik answered through a baseline jumper from Summers and a corner triple from Salenga. After Bo McCalebb slashed for a layup-plus-foul, Salenga hit another one behind the arc to make it 38-33. However, Fenerbahce replied with a run. A big dunk from Vidmar sparked things, and a triple from Omer Onan extended it to 45-33. Bjelica added a driving layup, Onan hit another three and Bogdanovic capped a 14-0 run with an easy layup, as the hosts took 52-35 into halftime.

    Third quarter: Obradovic’s men stay in control

    Salenga opened the third quarter with a three-pointer, and Lavrinovic added a layup. Bogdanovic scored from close range for Fenerbahce before Salenga made a layup to make it 54-42. But Onan answered with a driving layup, and after Vidmar made another big two-handed slam, Bogdanovic stole the ball and ran for an easy fastbreak dunk and a 60-42 advantage. After a short timeout, Salenga hit his fourth triple and Summers dunked for the visitors, but Bjelica scored twice from close range to keep Fenerbahce way in front. Anisimov’s put-back cut it to 64-49, but a tip-in from Zoric, and a banked shot from Kleiza extended the hosts’ lead to 19. Budivelnik made an attempt with zone defense, and kept Fenerbahce scoreless for the remainder of the quarter, and a fastbreak layup from Janis Strelnieks made it 68-51 after three quarters.

    Fourth quarter: Fener comfortably closes out the game

    Unlike the previous three, the fourth quarter started slowly. In the first three minutes Zoric hit a mid-range shot, and Preldzic made a layup to make it 72-53. Strelnieks hit a jumper on the other end, then added a triple and another jumper, closing within 74-61. The hosts’ offense stalled, as they failed to produce a field goal for more than five minutes. Oleksandr Tishchenko made a layup, and after Vidmer snapped Fener’s drought with a dunk, Summers nailed a corner triple to get within 77-66. But that was as close as the visitors came, as more baskets from Vidmar and Bjelica extended the margin, and Mahmutoglu rounded out the scoring with a triple just before the buzzer.

    Luka Zoric - Fenerbahce Ulker - EB13
    Friday, November 22, 2013
    Attendance: 12123 (Tentative)
    By Quarter1234
    Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul27251616
    Budivelnik Kiev23121617
    End of Quarter1234
    Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul27526884
    Budivelnik Kiev23355168
    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 17:23 3 1/3 0/1 1/1   1 1 3   1     2 1 2
    7 ONAN, OMER 13:02 8 1/2 2/4                   2   3
    8 BJELICA, NEMANJA 22:05 6 3/4 0/2     6 6 6     1     2 18
    9 ERMIS, BARIS 6:58     0/1         1              
    10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH 17:10 5 1/3 1/4     1 1 1 1       4   -1
    11 KLEIZA, LINAS 19:22 4 2/4 0/2   1 3 4 1         1   4
    13 VIDMAR, GASPER 21:23 12 6/9   0/1 6 4 10     2     1 3 18
    22 ZORIC, LUKA 17:06 15 6/7   3/4   2 2       1 1 2 2 15
    25 SIPAHI, KENAN 15:39           2 2 5   1     3 1 4
    33 BIRSEN, JAMES METECAN 11:12 5 2/3 0/1 1/2 1 1 2       1   2 2 5
    44 BOGDANOVIC, BOJAN 22:51 20 9/10 0/2 2/2         2 1     1 2 19
    55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 15:49 6 3/4 0/3   1 4 5 4 1 2     1 1 10
    Team           3 4 7     1         6
    Totals 200:00 84 34/49 3/20 7/10 12 28 40 21 4 8 3 1 19 14 103
            69.4% 15% 70%
    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
    Budivelnik Kiev
      Rebounds Blocks Fouls
    # Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
    6 AHEARN, BLAKE 22:25 2 0/3 0/3 2/2   2 2 3   1     1 2 1
    7 LAVRINOVIC, DARJUS 15:59 7 1/2 1/3 2/2       2 1   1 1 5 3 5
    9 SALENGA, DAINIUS 28:01 16 2/2 4/5     1 1 3   1       2 20
    10 GORBENKO, SERGIY 13:58     0/5   1 2 3     1     2   -5
    11 NERUSH, OLEKSANDR 4:32   0/1     1   1 1             1
    13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 22:24 11 3/4 1/6 2/2 1   1   1         1 8
    14 ANISIMOV, MICHAILIS 26:10 6 2/2   2/2 1 2 3     1     2 2 8
    15 LEBEDINTSEV, ANDRIY 2:52                              
    17 TISHCHENKO, OLEKSANDR 10:52 2 1/2 0/2   3 1 4           2   1
    24 MINARD, RICKY 26:27 14 5/8 1/2 1/1   3 3 3 1 2   1 2 5 17
    35 SUMMERS, DAJUAN 26:20 10 4/15 0/1 2/3 2 2 4 1       1   4 5
    Team           1 7 8     3         5
    Totals 200:00 68 18/39 7/27 11/12 10 20 30 13 3 9 1 3 14 19 66
            46.2% 25.9% 91.7%
    Head coach: BAGATSKIS, AINARS

    Head Coaches

    Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
    “I think we played an excellent game, especially in the first half tonight. The key to us winning the game was resistance in defense and the good job in offense in the second period. We changed the destiny of the game in the second quarter. Our aggressiveness in defense and the excellent performance in offense made the differance. I want to thank our fans once again for coming and supporting us in Ulker Arena. They respect us and the way we play the game. And what we want to do is to keep on satisfying them on the court without disappointing them.”
    Budivelnik Kiev
    “Tonight we were really very weak in many aspects of the game. Fenerbahçe Ulker is a great team which has a bright future and the potential to move forward. It was a very tough game and it was sure that we were not the favorites tonight. We couldn’t stick together. Luka Zoric and Bojan Bogdanovic were excellent tonight. We had many bad shot selections and Fenerbahce Ulker took advantage of it. Fenerbahce Ulker is a very smart team. They played really smart and deserved to win. By the way it was impossible to not to feel pressure in front of excellent fans like Fenerbahce has. We wanted to upset them but failed. Maybe we can do it next time.”


    Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
    “First of all we are really happy to guarantee a spot in the the Top 16. We played an excellent first half and used the advantage of the big differance in the second half. We are playing better every game. I’m also happy to help the team. We hope to keep on winning to finish the group on top. But now we are focused on the BEKO Turkish League game against Banvit on the road this weekend.”
    Budivelnik Kiev
    “We knew that it would be a very tough game. Fenerbahce Ulker is a team packed with experianced stars. When they used a pressure in defence at the end of the first half, we couldn’t answer the same way. They took the game away. We tried everything in the second half, but it’s not easy to come back against a team like Fenerbahce.”
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