2016-17Regular SeasonRound 11
December 09, 2016 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 FERNANDO BUESA ARENA
Georgia: SILK SPORT HD 2 (GMG)
Slovakia: DIGI SPORT 4
Greece: NOVASPORTS 5HD
Turkey: LIG TV3
Hungary: DIGI SPORT 2
Turkey: TRT SPOR
Israel: SPORT 5 LIVE
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Middle East: BEIN SPORTS (BEIN MENA)
Portugal: SPORT TV POR
Baltic: VIASAT
Spain: MOVISTAR DEPORTES 1
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 1

Records

6-4 Regular Season 5-5
6-4 Overall 5-5

Referees

Referee
CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS, Greece
Umpire 1
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA, Serbia
Umpire 2
MANTYLA, PETRI, Finland

The Take

In one of two first-time encounters on Friday of Round 11, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (6-4) welcomes Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (5-5) to Fernando Buesa Arena. The hosts can solidify their fifth-place standing with a victory, while Darussafaka could fall out of the all-important top eight with a loss. Baskonia will be buoyed by the signing this week of a long-time favorite in Vitoria-Gasteiz, veteran point guard Pablo Prigioni, although it remains to be seen whether he plays and, if so, how much. In the meantime, Baskonia's new point man, Shane Larkin, is its leading scorer, with 13.5 points on average, quickly followed by two other newcomers this season, Andrea Bargnani (12.6 ppg.) and Johannes Voigtmann (12.3ppg.). Led by Voigtmann's 7.3-rebound average, the fifth-highest in the EuroLeague, Baskonia enjoys a (36.6 to 30.7) advantage in that statistic over Darussafaka, which ranks second-to-last among all teams. Larkin is also the league co-leader in steals (1.8 spg.), while Adam Hanga ranks seventh (1.4), so Darussafaka will want to protect the ball, too. The visitors rely for scoring on a pair of perimeter threats, Will Clyburn and Brad Wanamaker, who are putting up 14.0 points per game each, while James Anderson adds 11.7 points per game to the offense. Darussafaka's best rebounder, Adrien Moerman at 6.0 per game, will need help on the boards to overcome Baskonia's advantage. One advantage the visitors have is in three-point shooting accuracy (40.5 % to 34.4 %) as Dairis Bertans is making 54.2 % and Anderson 42.6 % of their tries from downtown. Baskonia would do well to forget Darussafaka's three-game losing streak and remember that the visitors won their first three road games this season. Just as Darussafaka will want to not let Baskonia's floor-runners lose on their home-court with such a great crowd ready to play sixth man.
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Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.80 24
1 BARGNANI, ANDREA C 2.13 31
7 VOIGTMANN, JOHANNES C 2.11 24
8 HANGA, ADAM F 2.01 27
9 SEDEKERSKIS, TADAS F 2.00 18
10 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE G 1.88 28
11 BLAZIC, JAKA G 1.96 26
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.10 21
14 TILLIE, KIM F 2.10 28
17 KURUCS, ARTURS G 1.90 16
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE F 2.06 25
34 BUDINGER, CHASE F 2.01 28
55 LUZ, RAFA G 1.88 24
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE G 1.88 23
3 ARSLAN, ENDER G 1.88 33
4 YAGMUR, MEHMET G 1.88 29
7 TUREN, METIN F 2.06 22
8 BATUK, BIRKAN F 1.96 26
9 ERDEN, SEMIH C 2.10 30
11 WANAMAKER, BRAD G 1.93 27
12 CLYBURN, WILL F 2.01 26
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN F 2.01 28
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN C 2.07 25
21 SAVAS, OGUZ C 2.13 29
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98 27
44 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS F 2.04 31
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS G 1.92 27
81 HARANGODY, LUKE F 2.03 28

Player Stats

Larkin, S. / 13.5 Bargnani, A. / 12.6 Voigtmann, J. / 12.3
Clyburn, W. / 14.0 Wanamaker, B. / 14.0 Anderson, J. / 11.7
Voigtmann, J. / 7.3 Blazic, J. / 4.3 Hanga, A. / 4.3
Larkin, S. / 6.5 Hanga, A. / 2.2 Luz, R. / 1.7
Larkin, S. / 1.8 Hanga, A. / 1.4 Blazic, J. / 0.6
Bargnani, A. / 1.0 Beaubois, R. / 0.7 Hanga, A. / 0.6
2PT
Budinger, C. / 71.4 % Voigtmann, J. / 68.1 % Bargnani, A. / 60.0 %
Slaughter, M. / 65.2 % Wilbekin, S. / 60.0 % Batuk, B. / 60.0 %
3PT
Shengelia, T. / 66.7 % Luz, R. / 66.7 % Tillie, K. / 57.1 %
Bertans, D. / 54.2 % Anderson, J. / 42.6 % Wanamaker, B. / 41.7 %
FT
Beaubois, R. / 91.7 % Tillie, K. / 87.5 % Diop, I. / 87.5 %
Wanamaker, B. / 93.1 % Moerman, A. / 90.0 % Wilbekin, S. / 88.9 %
PIR
Voigtmann, J. / 17.8 Larkin, S. / 16.3 Hanga, A. / 11.4
Wanamaker, B. / 14.4 Clyburn, W. / 13.2 Wilbekin, S. / 12.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.5 Points 80.4
36.6 Rebounds 30.7
10.3 O. Rebounds 9.4
26.3 D. Rebounds 21.3
16.3 Assists 15.7
6.1 Steals 7.1
3.0 Blocks 2.7
53.2 % 2PT 51.3 %
34.4 % 3PT 40.5 %
74.9 % FT 75.6 %
85.9 PIR 83.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.5 Points 80.3
36.2 Rebounds 35.4
11.9 O. Rebounds 11.8
24.3 D. Rebounds 23.6
16.5 Assists 18.5
6.1 Steals 5.6
3.1 Blocks 3.2
48.6 % 2PT 54.0 %
34.3 % 3PT 37.2 %
76.1 % FT 73.0 %
84.1 PIR 89.9

Head Coaches

ALONSO, SITO
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"Darussafaka is a team built to reach the Final Four. The most important thing is that they know the EuroLeague very well and have the ability and experience of playing in the EuroLeague, from the coach to the players. It is a team that depends a lot on its outside line based on the versatility it has in different positions, which mostly works to their favor."
BLATT, DAVID
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"Every game in the EuroLeague is a tough game, tough challenge for every team. Certainly playing against Baskonia, such a strong roster at home, demands us at full focus and play a 40 minutes game. Baskonia has had some ups and downs like all teams. Meanwhile they had shown some great quality during the season as well. We will have to come with our best in order to try to come away with a road win."

Players

HANGA, ADAM
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"They have a bunch of players who have a high level. Their coach is also a very good one, but we don’t have to pay attention to other teams. What is useful is to think of ourselves and keep playing well as we did last week against Galatasaray. It’s normal to have ups and downs during the season, but I don’t think too much about it. Every team has the same schedule and you have to be ready to play consecutive games every week."
HARANGODY, LUKE
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"This will be our first game against a Spanish team in this season’s EuroLeague. Obviously it will be a tough task for us. Vitoria is a tough place to play against a very talented Baskonia team. They can score a lot of points at home. They have great fans as well. They enjoy to play at home. We need to come out with energy and match their intensity. I’m just excited to be back with the guys. It’s hard to predict anything on court as it was a long rehab process."

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

· Darussafaka head coach David Blatt coached Baskonia big man Andrea Bargnani at Benetton Treviso during the 2005-06 season, in which they won the Italian League title.

· Baskonia head coach Sito Alonso coached Darussafaka guard Daris Bertans for the past two seasons at Bilbao.

· Darussafaka guard Ender Arslan played briefly for Baskonia a decade ago. He joined the team in January 2007 and played in six EuroLeague games and eight Spanish League games before moving to Panionios Athens in Greece.

· Baskonia big man Kim Tillie and Darussafaka forward Adrian Moerman where teammates on the French national team at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament over the summer.

· Darussafaka forward Luke Harangody made a career-high 5 three-pointers for Valencia against Baskonia in November 2014.

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Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

Streaks

Johannes Voigtmann has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in eight straight, and nine of last ten EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Johannes Voigtmann is fifth in EuroLeague in rebounds this season with 7.3 per game.

Shane Larkin is EuroLeague co-leader in steals this season with 1.8 per game.

Larkin is ranked fourth in EuroLeague in assists this season with 6.5 per game.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

Roster

Luke Harangody and Marcus Slaughter missed Round 10 game.

Streaks

Oguz Savas has made 13 consecutive free throw attempts.

Rankings

Scottie Wilbekin is ranked third in EuroLeague in steals this season with 1.7 per game.

Brad Wanamaker is ranked fifth in EuroLeague in steals with 1.5 per game this season.

Records/Milestones

Ender Arslan is in tenth place on all-time list with 241 appearances in EuroLeague. Ahead of him tied in eighth place are Kerem Gonlum and Paulius Jankunas (242).

Oguz Savas needs 7 more rebounds to reach 500 for his career.

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.