2015-16Regular SeasonRound 6
November 20, 2015 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 PALASERRADIMIGNI

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
70.0 Points 77.4
27.0 Rebounds 36.8
7.0 O. Rebounds 11.6
20.0 D. Rebounds 25.2
13.6 Assists 17.2
6.0 Steals 5.8
4.4 Blocks 2.8
14.0 Turnovers 15.6
46.9 % 2PT 52.4 %
33.9 % 3PT 36.5 %
85.9 % FT 68.1 %
64.0 Index 89.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
11.4 / Logan Points 12.0 / Markoishvili
6.2 / Alexander Rebounds 6.0 / Erden
1.6 / Eyenga OR 2.2 / Redding
5.0 / Alexander DR 4.0 / Erden
3.0 / Haynes Assists 5.6 / Gordon
2.6 / Logan Steals 1.7 / Markoishvili
1.8 / Alexander Blocks 1.4 / Slaughter
3.0 / Logan Turnovers 2.4 / Gordon
75.0 % / Sacchetti 2PT 87.5 % / Slaughter
66.7 % / Devecchi 3PT 55.6 % / Gordon
100.0 % / Logan FT 100.0 % / Savas
13.0 / Eyenga Index 12.6 / Erden


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
0-5 Regular Season 2-3
0-5 Overall 2-3


Crew Chief
PETEK, SASO, Slovenia

The Take

After a winless first half of the season, host Dinamo Sassari faces one of its last chances to make a run at a Top 16 berth against Darussafaka, which comes off one of the best wins in club history. A Sassari victory would bring it within one win of fourth place in Group D, but a loss would essentially distance it to three wins back with only four games to play. Fourth place Darussafaka defeated Maccabi in Tel Aviv last week and another win would increase it Top 16 chances, which are starting to look good. One problem for Sassari is that its run-and-gun offense is tied for fourth-worst in the league at 70 points per game and the team is dead last in assists and rebounds. Its opponent, Darussafaka, is ranked among the top-half of teams in index rating, scoring, assists and rebounds, with nearly 10 more rebounds per game more than Sassari’s 27. Sassari relies heavily on its perimeter players to generate offense and David Logan, MarQuez Haynes, Christian Eyenga and Rok Stipcevic will need to excel on both ends against Reggie Redding, Scottie Wilbekin and Jamon Gordon. Darussafaka’s real strength is in the paint, where centers Marcus Slaughter, Semih Erden and Furkan Aldemir would be a headache for anyone, while Milko Bjelica, Emir Preldzic and Luke Harangody create trouble for opponents too at the forward slots. The home team will turn to Jarvis Varnado, Joe Alexander and Brent Petway to shoulder the load in such an important game.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Game Notes

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

David Logan leads the Euroleague with an average of 2.6 steals though five games.

Logan has made at least 1 three-pointer in 17 consecutive Euroleague games.

Logan has made 14 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Logan is averaging 16 points, 3 assists and 4 steals for a performance index rating of 14 at home this season, but 8.3 points, 1.3 assists and 1.7 steals and a 2 index on the road.

Rok Stipcevic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 consecutive Euroleague games.

Stipcevic has made 13 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Denis Marconato is ranked 10th in competition history in rebounds. He needs 31 more boards to reach the 1,000 milestone for his career.

Marconato needs 4 more offensive rebounds to catch Aleksey Savrasenko for 10th place on the competition’s career charts. Marconato is 12th with 290 offensive rebounds; Erazem Lorbek (291) is 11th.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

Jamon Gordon has picked up at least 1 steal in six straight and 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.

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

Oguz Savas has made 11 free throws in a row in Euroleague games.

Manuchar Markoishvili was a teammate of Dinamo Sassari center Denis Maronato at two different stops in their careers. They played together for parts of two seasons at Benetton Treviso between 2002 and 2004, including at the 2003 Euroleague Final Four and won the 2003 Italian League. They later reunited at Cantu between 2010 and 2012.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"Round 1 was an amazing game in which we led for 39 minutes but we lost in overtime. We will be more aggressive than last games to find our first win. We won't have up & downs because in Euroleague we pay too much weak defense."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We have only finished the first half of group games in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and every game grows more in importance and in toughness as the end of first round nears. A road game is tougher in particular. Last week we had a crucial road win. I kept saying that we would improve and pieces just started to fall in to place within our team. In Tel Aviv I liked our fluidity in the game. For sure, that win brought the self-confidence to the team. We had only beat Dinamo Sassari in OT at home in our very first game of the Euroleague but we just leveled up our game since then. We will be heading off to win this road game as well."


Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"We come from a tough loss in Italian league and we will looking for our revenge. In round 1 we played a great game but we lost in the final moments. I think this match will be a lot about pride and effort. We need to build off this game and play well so that it carries into the weekend against Pesaro."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"For sure, the road win at Maccabi was crucial for the rest of the season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and it gave us confidence as well. This game at Sassari will be very hard too. They may have begun the season with 0-5 but they are hungry for a victory. Our defense will be again decisive for this game because they are a team who scores a lot. We have to keep them at least possible of points. I’m trying to contribute to team with a high percentage on perimeter shooting. This is the result of hard practice and for sure my self-confidence."

Harangody's double-double leads Darussafaka past Sassari

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul recorded its second consecutive road win in Group D by downing Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari 60-68 on Friday. Darussafaka improved to 3-3, while Sassari dropped to 0-6. Luke Harangody paced the winners with 26 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting plus 13 rebounds. Emir Preldzic added 11, while Semih Erden had 10 points and 8 rebounds for Darussafaka. Joe Alexander led Sassari with 17 points, David Logan added 11 while MarQuez Haynes had 10 for the hosts. Giacomo DeVecchi and Haynes stepped up for Sassari early and a corner triple by Brent Petway gave the hosts a 16-12 lead after 10 minutes. Back-to-back triples by Preldzic sparked a 0-15 run, which Scottie Wilbekin capped with a bomb from downtown for a 20-27 Darussafaka advanatage. Alexander tried to change things for Sassari, but Harangody and Wilbekin restored a 30-37 Darussafaka edge at halftime. A three-point play by Logan gave Sassari the lead, 38-37, soon after the break. But Darussafaka found a go-to guy in Harangody, who had 10 points in a 0-13 run that gave the guests the lead for good, 38-50. Darussafaka led 41-56 after three quarters and kept a safe margin from that moment until the final buzzer.

First quarter: Sassari shakes off slow start

Semih Erden got Darussafaka going with a one-handed dunk and soon added an alley-oop slam. Sassari was held scoreless for more than two minutes while a dunk by Milko Bjelica gave the guests a 0-6 margin. MarQuez Haynes downed a baseline jumper, but Darussafaka, led by Jamon Gordon, dominated the game with great defense. Giacomo DeVecchi hit a mid-range jumper, which Brian Sacchetti followed with a bomb from downtown to give the hosts a 7-6 lead. Darussafaka tried a taller lineup with Gordon and Reggie Redding at the guard spots. After Bjelica made free throws, DeVecchi split attempts. A big basket by Erden put the guests back ahead, 8-10. Haynes shined with a layup-plus-foul. Luke Harangody sank a mid-range jumper, but so did Joe Alexander for a 13-12 Sassari lead. Bent Petway buried a corner triple to boost the hosts' margin to 16-12 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: 0-15 run puts Darussafaka ahead

Alexander made free throws early in the quarter and soon added a driving layup, after which Darussafaka called timeout at 20-12. Emir Preldzic stepped up with a three-pointer and soon added another to bring Darussafaka within 2. Gordon shined with a put-back layup and another jumper by Harangody completed the guests' comeback, 20-22. Sassari missed 6 consecutive shots and committed up a couple of turnovers, while an alley-oop layup by Harangody and a big triple by Scottie Wilbekin capped 0-15 Darussafaka run. The hosts were held scoreless for almost five minutes until David Logan split free throws. Alexander tried to change things with a layup, which Harangody bettered with a three-pointer for a 23-30 Darussafaka lead. Alexander downed a five-meter jumper, which Marcus Slaughter matched with a layup. Haynes struck from downtown and Brian Sacchetti made free throws, but a reverse layup by Harangody gave the guests a 4-point edge. A three-pointer by Wilbekin fixed the halftime score at 30-37.

Third quarter: Harangody breaks the game open

Brian Sacchetti hit a catch-and-shoot six-meter jumper right after the break and DeVecchi added a three-pointer to bring Sassari within 2. A three-point play by Logan soon put the hosts back ahead, 38-37. Harangody hit a jump hook, which he followed with a big triple that gave Darussafaka a 4-point lead. Erden shined with a put-back layup and a free throw by Preldzic made it 38-45. Harangody finished a great team play with a wide-open three-pointer and soon added a fast break layup that capped a 0-13 run. Logan struck from downtown, but Manuchar Markoishvili hit a one-handed jumper around the baseline and another big triple by a red-hot Harangody broke the game open at 41-55. A free throw by Preldzic boosted the guests' margin to 41-56.

Fourth quarter: Darussafaka holds on to safe lead

Jarvis Varnado hit a jump hook immediately after the break and a jumper by Christian Eyenga - his first points - gave Sassari hope at 45-56. Petway picked up a midcourt pass from Logan to detonate an alley-oop slam, after which Darussafaka called timeout at 47-56. A steal by Eyenga allowed Logan to dunk at the other end, capping an 8-0 Sassari run. Sassari missed a couple of three-point shots and could not keep its momentum going. Preldzic took over with a bomb from downtown to keep Darussafaka out of trouble, 49-59. Alexander downed a five-meter jumper that Markoishvili improved on with a three-pointer. Alexander kept pushing the hosts with free throws and a dunk by Erden sealed the outcome, 53-64, with over three minutes to go. Sassari called timeout and never gave up, but Darussafaka had cruised to its second consecutive road win.

Luke Harangody - Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul - EB15
Friday, November 20, 2015
Attendance: 3145
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Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari16141119
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul12251912
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Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari16304160
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul12375668
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 HAYNES, MARQUEZ 28:38 10 3/4 1/5 1/1 1 2 3 2   2     1 2 9
1 PETWAY, BRENT 24:18 5 1/2 1/5     4 4 1   1 1       5
3 LOGAN, DAVID 31:57 11 3/6 1/6 2/4 1 2 3 7 2 3   1 2 6 13
5 FORMENTI, MATTEO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 DEVECCHI, GIACOMO 19:25 6 1/2 1/2 1/2 1 2 3 2 1       2 1 8
9 ALEXANDER, JOE 25:46 17 5/12 1/2 4/4 1 2 3   2 1 1 1   2 15
10 D'ERCOLE, LORENZO 13:31     0/3   1 2 3           1 1  
11 MARCONATO, DENIS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 SACCHETTI, BRIAN 18:18 7 1/1 1/1 2/2   2 2   1 2     2 2 8
24 STIPCEVIC, ROK 5:54     0/1             2         -3
31 EYENGA, CHRISTIAN 20:35 2 1/3       1 1 1 1   1   2 2 4
32 VARNADO, JARVIS 11:38 2 1/2       5 5     2     3   1
Team           2 1 3               3
Totals 200:00 60 16/32 6/25 10/13 7 23 30 13 7 13 3 2 13 16 63
        50% 24% 76.9%
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
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE 23:18 6 0/1 2/6     1 1 1 1 4     3 1 -2
5 REDDING, REGGIE 16:12   0/3 0/1                   2   -6
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 23:20 10 5/9     4 4 8 2   4 1 1   4 16
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 31:44 7 2/2 1/5     1 1 2 5       3   8
15 CETIN, SERHAT 0:31                              
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 2:50   0/1                   1   1 -1
22 GORDON, JAMON 9:27 2 1/4     2 1 3 3 2 1         6
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 11:50     0/2           1 2     2   -5
42 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 14:19 2 1/2     1 2 3 2   3 1 1 1 1 3
44 HARANGODY, LUKE 31:25 26 7/11 4/5   4 9 13 3         2   35
51 BJELICA, MILKO 8:06 4 1/3   2/2 1 1 2             1 5
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 26:58 11 0/2 3/3 2/4   8 8 7 2 2     3 5 24
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 68 17/38 10/22 4/6 12 30 42 20 11 16 2 3 16 13 86
        44.7% 45.5% 66.7%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY

Head Coaches

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"We can do more, so I'm expecting more from each one of my players, especially at the Euroleague level. We did some important things, but there was a physical gap and we weren't able to make open shots. We missed some important open shots and you have to make these shots to win this kind of game."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"First of all, I want to congratulate Sassari fans. Why? Few teams when you enter the building and in the presentation make you feel welcomed, and that is really nice. I would like to say it was a tough game. It is always tough when you play in a hot court like this. They play a little bit atypical, much more individual talents, spreading the floor with Alexander and Haynes. We led at one point, got some open shots against the zone, slowed down, made some, let's say, stupid mistakes and at the end, we managed to win. We allowed some open shots, but in the end, we won. It is important - when you win in the Euroleague by 8 points, you say it was a good, easy victory. I would not say it was easy, but for sure, I think we deserved it because we led most of the way and had control of the game in our hands."


Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"I think that we made a step forward tonight, especially on defense, and we showed it by keeping Darussafaka to a low score. We got a reaction today. We have to keep going, to believe in ourselves and to keep working hard."
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"First of all, this is a huge win for us. To come here on the road, in a tough place to play, against a great team, this is important for us in the Euroleague. There are a lot of things we need to clean up, but overall, tonight I think we played a great game. This team is still learning how to play with each other, but I think that in the past few games you can tell we are coming together, we are playing a lot better and learning each others' game. It is getting more smooth every game. My teammates got me involved tonight. The couple of first ones dropped and I felt good after that. We won a great and tough game with a tough team. It's always important to win road games, especially in the Euroleague. Both teams have grown since Round 1. We could see it from turnovers: we didn't make so many as in Round 1."
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