Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Dragan Apic and Ognjen Dobric are set to make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut.
In his eighth EuroLeague season, Milko Bjelica is only Zvezda player with more than three seasons of EuroLeague experience. Bjelica has returned to Zvezda after 10 years away, but has never played a EuroLeague game in a Zvezda uniform.
Playing for U18 Crvena Zvezda last season, Borisa Simanic was chosen as the MVP of ADIDAS NEXT GENERATION TOURNAMENT Finals in Berlin last May.
Branko Lazic has made 11 straight free throw attempts.
Stefan Jovic ranked fifth in the Euroleague in assists last season with 5.7 per game.
Stefan Jovic owns the EuroLeague single-game record for assists with 19, which he set last November playing for Zvezda against FC Bayern Munich.
Nemanja Dangubic set his career-highs with 14 points and a performance index rating of 14 in last season’s Top 16 loss at home against Darussafaka.
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Coach David Blatt returns to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for the first time since winning the title with Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv in 2014. During that season, Blatt’s Maccabi beat Zvezda twice, including a 76-78 decision in Belgrade.
Dairis Bertans and Will Clyburn are set to make their respective Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debuts.
Bradley Wanamaker has hit at least 1 three-pointer in 10 consecutive EuroLeague games.
Scottie Wilbekin has made multiple three-pointers in each of his last five EuroLeague games.
Oguz Savas has made 12 consecutive free throw attempts.
Luke Harangody ranks third in competition history in terms of three-point shooting accuracy at 49.59%.
Luke Harangody ranked third in the EuroLeague in three-point accuracy last season at 50.0%.
Bradley Wanamaker ranked fifth in the EuroLeague in steals last season with 1.33 per game for Brose Bamberg.
Ender Arslan’s next appearance will mark his 240th game in the competition and move him into sole possession of ninth place on all-time list of games played, which he currently shares with Kostas Tsartsaris.
Oguz Savas needs 14 more rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Semih Erden needs 3 more blocks to move into the competition’s career top 20 in blocked shots. He enters the game with 103 career rejections; Gregor Fucka (106 blocks) sits in 20th place.