2018-19Regular SeasonRound 20
January 24, 2019 CET: 18:30
Local time: 20:30 ULKER SPORTS AND EVENT HALL
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Records

17-2 Regular Season 12-7
17-2 Overall 12-7

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

They are not only two of the best teams in the standings, but Fenerbahce and Olympiacos are also two of the best teams over the past decade. This clash is a rematch of the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game, which Fenerbahce won in Istanbul for its first European crown. Fenerbahce is undefeated at home this season, while the Reds have lost three of their last four road games.

Marquee matchup

There are many marquee matchups in this game, whether it's on the sidelines with coaching masters Zeljko Obradovic and Devid Blatt or in the backcourts with former teammates Kostas Sloukas and Vassilis Spanoulis. However, the battle in the paint is indisputably special with two of the best players in the league by the numbers. Fenerbahce's Jan Vesely leads the EuroLeague in performance index rating (22.1) and is third in scoring (14.8 ppg.). Olympiacos's Nikola Milutinov leads the league in rebounding (8.3 rpg.) and is fifth in PIR (19.8). If one of these two stars can quiet the other, it will have a major impact on the game.

Earlier this season

Fenerbahce edged Olympiacos 72-73 when they met in Round 7 at Peace and Friendship Stadium. The game came down to the final seconds with Nigel Williams-Goss and Nikola Milutinov bath taking shots to put the Reds ahead, but they missed and Fenerbahce held on. Kostas Sloukas led the winners with 20 points and Nikola Kalinic added 16. Kostas Papanikolaou netted 18 points and Georgios Printezis posted a double-double in defeat.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Although Fenerbahce typically slows the pace of the game down, it remains among the better-scoring teams in the league thanks to its efficient scoring; it leads the league in three-point accuracy (43.4%) and is second in two-point shooting (58.8%). If the Turkish champs can shoot like that against Olympiacos's fierce defense, they should remain undefeated at home for another week.

Keys to victory: Olympiacos

In this game between defensive behemoths, there is little room for error on offense. Accordingly, the Reds must keep turnovers to a minimum, capitalize on their league-leading rebounding (36.4 rpg.) and turn that into second-chance points and hit their open shots. If Olympiacos can do that, it may become the first team to beat Fenerbahce in Istanbul this season.

Monday, January 21, 2019
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Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 26
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
4 MELLI, NICOLO F 2.05 27
5 HERSEK, BARIS F 2.08 30
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 28
11 ENNIS, TYLER G 1.88 24
12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 27
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 29
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 22
23 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 23
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 28
32 GULER, SINAN G 1.92 35
35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 35
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 25
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 31
77 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY C 2.11 27
Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 WILLIAMS-GOSS, NIGEL G 1.92 24
6 TOUPANE, AXEL F 2.01 26
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 36
10 TIMMA, JANIS F 2.01 26
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 24
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS G 1.91 29
14 VEZENKOV, SASHA F 2.06 23
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 33
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 28
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 28
20 POKUSEVSKI, ALEKSEJ G 2.11 17
21 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIS F 2.08 24
31 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS C 2.10 29
32 LEDAY, ZACH C 2.02 24

Player Stats

Vesely, J. / 14.8 Sloukas, K. / 11.6 Guduric, M. / 9.0
Printezis, G. / 11.9 Milutinov, N. / 11.0 Leday, Z. / 10.6
Vesely, J. / 5.9
Sloukas, K. / 4.8 Vesely, J. / 2.7
Vesely, J. / 1.7 Guduric, M. / 1.1
Vesely, J. / 0.5
Milutinov, N. / 0.9 Leday, Z. / 0.5
2PT
Vesely, J. / 67.6 % Guduric, M. / 64.3 % Lauvergne, J. / 63.1 %
Vezenkov, A. / 67.6 % Milutinov, N. / 63.1 % Leday, Z. / 59.6 %
3PT
Guduric, M. / 53.3 % Mahmutoglu, M. / 50.0 % Sloukas, K. / 46.9 %
Strelnieks, J. / 50.0 % Timma, J. / 43.8 % Papanikolaou, K. / 43.7 %
FT
Sloukas, K. / 92.6 % Vesely, J. / 83.3 % Guduric, M. / 81.8 %
Milutinov, N. / 75.9 % Leday, Z. / 75.8 % Spanoulis, V. / 75.5 %
PIR
Vesely, J. / 22.1 Sloukas, K. / 15.9 Lauvergne, J. / 10.7
Milutinov, N. / 19.8 Printezis, G. / 13.4 Leday, Z. / 12.1

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
83.6 Points 80.4
30.4 Rebounds 36.4
8.5 O. Rebounds 11.3
21.9 D. Rebounds 25.2
19.0 Assists 19.0
6.6 Steals 5.7
2.0 Blocks 2.6
58.8 % 2PT 53.9 %
43.4 % 3PT 38.0 %
79.3 % FT 73.6 %
99.9 PIR 92.9

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.5 Points 76.7
29.1 Rebounds 31.5
9.8 O. Rebounds 9.4
19.3 D. Rebounds 22.1
16.5 Assists 15.6
6.3 Steals 6.5
1.4 Blocks 3.0
54.5 % 2PT 50.7 %
34.5 % 3PT 36.3 %
75.2 % FT 78.4 %
77.1 PIR 81.4
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Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

· Olympiacos holds a 10-8 edge over Fenerbahce in their meetings this century. Fenerbahce edged Olympiacos 72-73 in Round 7 with Kostas Sloukas scoring 20 points against his former team.

· Last season the Reds swept Fenerbahce, including an 83-90 win in Istanbul when Georgios Printezis was one of four Olympiacos scorers in double figures with 18 points and 7 rebounds.

· This is a rematch from the 2017 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game in which Fenerbahce won the trophy with an 80-64 victory in large part thanks to a dominant all-around display from forward Nikola Kalinic who had a career-high index rating of 24 by collecting 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 1 blocked shot.

· In the 2017 championship game, Fenerbahce matched its club record in EuroLeague play this century with 9 blocked shots.

· Fenerbahce guard Kostas Sloukas helped Olympiacos to back-to-back EuroLeague titles in 2012 and 2013. Sloukas spent a total of five seasons in Piraeus, making his debut as a teenager in 2009. He won those titles with four current Olympiacos players: Vangelis Mantzaris, Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis and Vassilis Spanoulis. Sloukas was also a teammate of Dimitrios Agravanis at Olympiacos.

· Sloukas, Mantzaris, Printezis, Spanoulis and Papanikolaou have been teammates on the Greek national team.

· Spanoulis played under Coach Obradovic for four seasons at Panathinaikos, in 2005-06 and from 2007 through 2010 before he joined archrival Olympiacos. Spanoulis and Obradovic won the 2009 EuroLeague title together.

· Fenerbahce guard Erick Green played at Olympiacos during the 2016-17 season and helped the team reach the EuroLeague championship game. He was a teammate of several current Reds.

· Olympiacos center Georgios Bogris played under Coach Obradovic at Panathinaikos for two seasons, from 2009 to 2011. They won 2011 the EuroLeague title together.

· Fenerbahce's Nicolo Melli was a teammate of Olympiacos sharpshooter Janis Strelnieks at Brose Bamberg. Melli and Strelnieks teamed up for two seasons, from 2015 to 2017.

· Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov and Fenerbahce forward Nikola Kalinic were teammates on the Serbian national team at EuroBasket 2015.

· Joffrey Lauvergne of Fenerbahce and Milutinov were teammates at Partizan Belgrade for a season and a half, from 2012 to 2014.

· Fenerbahce forward Baris Hersek played under Coach David Blatt at Anadolu Efes Istanbul during the 2007-08 season.

· Fenerbahce guard Sinan Guler posted his career-high with 12 assists playing for Galatasaray Istanbul against Olympiacos in November 2016.

· Guler matched his career-high with 4 steals playing for Galatasaray Istanbul against Olympiacos twice during the 2016-17 season.

· Vassilis Spanoulis posted his career high with an index rating of 39 playing for Olympiacos against Fenerbahce in January 2014.

· Kostas Papanikolaou matched his career-high with 4 steals twice against Fenerbahce last season.

· Axel Toupane tied his career high in rebounds with 7 playing for Zalgiris against Fenerbahce in December of last season.

· Fenerbahce big man Ahmet Duverioglu tied his career-high with an index rating of 15 against Olympiacos in February of last season.

· Nikola Kalinic collected a career-high 8 rebounds playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against Olympiacos in November 2014.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 11 different starters this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Kostas Sloukas has made 17 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Jan Vesely, who entered the season as a career 56.2% free throw shooter, is 75 for 90 (83.3%) from the foul line this season.
Vesely has posted a performance index rating in double figures in each of his 18 appearances this season.
Vesely has scored at least 10 points in 12 straight EuroLeague appearances and in 17 of his 18 this season.
Ali Muhammed has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Jan Vesely leads the league in average PIR with 22.1 per game and is ranked third in scoring with 14.8 points per game.
Vesely is the league leader in steals with 1.7 per game this season.
Kostas Sloukas ranks fifth in the league in assists this season with 4.8 per game.
Sloukas is third in the league in free throw accuracy this season at 92.6%.
Marko Guduric ranks fourth in the EuroLeague in three-point accuracy this season at 53.3%
Luigi Datome ranks sixth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.7%.
Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely is seventh all-time with 391 offensive rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
Melih Mahmutoglu needs 1 more three-pointer to reach 100 for his career.

Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster
Georgios Printezis missed his first start of the EuroLeague season in Round 19. No player has started every game for Olympiacos and of the 12 players with an appearance this season, Zach LeDay is the only one yet to start a game.
Streaks
Nikola Milutinov has posted a performance index rating in double-figures in six straight and 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague appearances.
Nigel Williams-Goss has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight and 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Nikola Milutinov is the EuroLeague rebounding leader this season with 8.3 per game and also the league leader in offensive rebounds with 3.7 per game.
Milutinov ranks fifth in the league this season in average PIR at 19.8 per game.
Vassilis Spanoulis ranks fourth in the league this season in assists with 5.3 per game.
Janis Strelnieks ranks seventh all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.7%.
Records/Milestones
Vassilis Spanoulis is the EuroLeague's career leader in assists with 1,388.
Spanoulis is second in competition history in scoring with 3,937 points. The recently-retired Juan Carlos Navarro tops the charts with 4,152 points.
Spanoulis is ranked second all-time in three-pointers made with 440.
Spanoulis is ranked ninth all-time with 243 steals and is only 4 behind J.R. Holden (247) in eighth place.
Georgios Printezis is ranked seventh all-time with 1,164 career boards. Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 1,189.
Printezis is ranked fifth all-time with 2,822 points. Paulius Jankunas of Zalgiris Kaunas is fourth with 2,939 and counting.
Vangelis Mantzaris needs 2 more three-pointers to reach 200 for his career.
Janis Strelnieks is nearing the 1,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career. He enters this game with 961.

Monday, January 21, 2019
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
8 - 10
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul Olympiacos Piraeus
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 3-5
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 4-5
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 5-4
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 5-3

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 15 November 2018 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 72 - 73 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2017-18 01 February 2018 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 95 - 70 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2017-18 15 November 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 83 - 90 Olympiacos Piraeus
2016-17 21 May 2017 Final Four Fenerbahce Istanbul 80 - 64 Olympiacos Piraeus
2016-17 23 February 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 67 - 64 Olympiacos Piraeus
2016-17 29 December 2016 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 71 - 62 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2014-15 13 March 2015 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 64 - 73 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 16 January 2015 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 68 - 74 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 28 February 2014 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 78 - 74 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 03 January 2014 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 95 - 82 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2012-13 29 March 2013 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 73 - 78 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 31 January 2013 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 71 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2011-12 01 December 2011 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 86 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus
2011-12 27 October 2011 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 81 - 74 Fenerbahce Ulker
2010-11 24 February 2011 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 65 - 80 Olympiacos Piraeus
2010-11 20 January 2011 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 70 - 84 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2002-03 18 December 2002 Regular Season Ulker 65 - 82 Olympiacos
2002-03 17 October 2002 Regular Season Olympiacos 71 - 77 Ulker