2015-16Regular SeasonRound 7
November 27, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 21:45 VOLKSWAGEN ARENA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
75.8 Points 79.0
37.7 Rebounds 32.7
11.7 O. Rebounds 7.5
26.0 D. Rebounds 25.2
17.7 Assists 19.2
6.7 Steals 5.5
2.7 Blocks 2.2
15.7 Turnovers 15.0
51.1 % 2PT 59.0 %
38.1 % 3PT 42.0 %
68.1 % FT 74.0 %
88.5 Index 87.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
12.2 / Harangody Points 14.3 / Wanamaker
6.3 / Erden Rebounds 7.0 / Melli
2.3 / Erden OR 1.5 / Melli
4.0 / Erden DR 5.5 / Melli
5.2 / Gordon Assists 4.5 / Strelnieks
2.5 / Markoishvili Steals 2.2 / Wanamaker
1.3 / Slaughter Blocks 0.8 / Miller
2.2 / Gordon Turnovers 3.5 / Wanamaker
80.0 % / Slaughter 2PT 100.0 % / Staiger
55.6 % / Gordon 3PT 53.3 % / Melli
100.0 % / Gordon FT 100.0 % / Olaseni
13.2 / Erden Index 18.3 / Wanamaker


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
3-3 Regular Season 4-2
3-3 Overall 4-2


Crew Chief

The Take

Fresh off back-to-back wins and with the Round 6 MVP Luke Harangody leading the way, Darussafaka looks to edge closer to the Top 16 when it hosts Bamberg. The German champs are in great form with three wins in a row. Darussafaka has been stronger team on the boards, averaging 37.6 rebounds to Bamberg's 32.7. Bamberg leads the Euroleague in two-point shooting percentage (59%) and is second in three-point accuracy (42%). Darussafaka ranks high in fouls drawn (21.8) but low in free throw percentage (68.1%). It is also third in turnovers at 15.7 per game. Bamberg may have the answer for Harnagody in Daniel Theis and Leon Radosevic. The addition of Furkan Aldemir to the frontcourt rotations with Marcus Slaughter and Semih Erden will make thing rough on Nicolo Melli and Elias Harris. Guards Brad Wanamaker and Kostas Sloukas lead the Bamberg attack, which Reggie Redding and Jamon Gordon will match for the hosts. Both teams in this game have high ambitions and will be hungry for this important victory.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Game Notes

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

Manuchar Markoishvili is tied with Dinamo Sassari guard David Logan with the league lead in steals with an average of 2.5 per game through Round 6.

Jamon Gordon has picked up at least 1 steal in seven straight and 13 of his last 14 Euroleague games.

Gordon dished a career-best 11 assists against Bamberg in a March 2013 Top 16 game.

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

Marcus Slaughter made his Euroleague debut with Brose Baskets Bamberg back in the 2011-12 season. He averaged 11.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in the Euroleague for Bamberg, which are all career highs. He also helped Bamberg to a banner year domestically as they won the German League and Cup double.

Semih Erden registered his career high in blocked shots with 6 against Brose Baskets in Bamberg in a November 2013 game.

Luke Harangody was the Round 6 MVP last week after posting 26 points and 13 rebounds in a victory over Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari.

Brose Baskets Bamberg

Bradley Wanamaker has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-pointer in every Euroleague game this season.

Wanamaker has at least 1 steal in six straight Euroleague games.

Janis Strelnieks has made at least one three-pointer in seven straight Euroleague games.

Andrea Trinchieri coached Darussafaka swingman Manu Markoshvili for a season and a half between 2011 and 2013 at Cantu.

Nikos Zisis was a teammate of Darussafaka players Semih Erden, Emir Preldzic and Oguz Savas last season at Fenerbahce.

Daniel Theis has a performance index rating in double figures in each of the last five Euroleague games.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"Every game grows in importance as the season goes on in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. We are back home following two road win in a row and our aim is now to grab a home win thanks to the support of our fans. Brose is a confident team and they are playing a fluid game. We need to play very smart and control the pace of the game in order to get a win against them."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"For us, every Euroleague game is tough. Darüssafaka is a huge organization, have a huge budget and a lot of great names. They have a roster of 18 Players, it’s like a football team. They are the rising star of European basketball organizations. But still we have to play five against five. They changed a little bit: a new point guard, a new center from the NBA. I expect they will play their best basketball. So we have to play our best basketball to have the chance to stay in the game and compete. We have to be better at turnovers and we have to have less moments where we lose the concentration. We may not allow them to make a run, because it would be very tough to come back."


Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"Two road wins gave us good self-confidence because it’s always difficult to win on the road in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. But the most important is to win at home to protect home court advantage. Against Brose, we have to play smart and aggressive from the beginning, impose our play. We look forward to play again in our brand new Volkswagen Arena. At the first game there against CSKA we had a lot of good fans. We hope that we’ll have same atmosphere against Bamberg. I’m just adapting my role within the team. Wherever I play I have been the defensive player. I’ll keep on contributing that way."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"We won the first game. But for sure, it will be a complete other matchup on Friday. I expect them to be more aggressive. I think they’ll try to play more with their big men. So, it’ll be a very tough game for us. But we don’t have to hide. We’ve shown in the past what we can play. For us it’s important not to look at the opponent but to play our type of basketball. We have to be one more time a team."

Bamberg downs Darussafaka to reach Top 16

Brose Baskets Bamberg became the third team to make it to the Top 16 from Group D by downing Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 54-65 on the road on Friday. Bamberg improved to 5-2 after getting its fourth consecutive win and mathematically made it to the next round. Darussafaka dropped to 3-4, ranks fourth in Group D and still holds a two-win gap over fifth-place Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv. Daniel Theis led the winners with 13 points. Bradley Wanamaker added 11 while Nicolo Melli grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds for Bamberg. Jamon Gordon led Darussafaka with 13 points. Marcus Slaughter added 12 while Milko Bjelica had 10 for the hosts, who bounced back from a slow start to tie the game, 17-17 after 10 minutes. Melli shined in the second quarter, allowing Bamberg to get a 29-32 lead. Bamberg improved its defense after the break, as Wanamaker allowed the guests to get a double-digit margin, 39-50, after 30 minutes. Gordon brought Darussafaka within 51-57 but Theis took over in crunch time to make sure that Bamberg got the win it needed to reach the Top 16.

First quarter: Brose starts strong, Darussafaka recovers

Melli found Elias Harris for a reverse layup that got Bamberg going before an off-balance basket by Darius Miller gave the guests a 0-4 lead. Harris capped a 0-6 opening run with a jumper before Semih Erden split free throws for Darussafaka's first point. Nikos Zisis hit both of his foul shots for Brose, but then Slaughter scored around the basket and Milko Bjelica hit a three-pointer by that kept Darussafaka within 6-8. Zisis scored in penetration and a layup by Leon Radosevic boosted the guests' lead to 6-12. Slaughter ignited the crowd with a dunk and soon added a put-back basket to keep the hosts as close as 10-12. And even though Radosevic swished a mid-range jumper and Patrick Heckmann added a free throw for Brose, Bjelica singlehandedly brought Darussafaka even closer, 14-15. Darussafaka's defense stopped allowing easy shots, but Heckmann finished a three-chance Bamberg offense with a tip-in before free throws by Slaughter tied it 17-17 after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Melli puts Bamberg ahead

Ender Arslan hit a technical free throw early in the second quarter for Darussafaka's first - and in the end, only - lead of the egame, because soon Bamberg brought more intensity to both ends of the court. Wanamaker¡s layup and an alleyoop dunk by Theis gave the guests a 17-20 margin. Reggie Redding hit a mid-range jumper for Darussafaka that Melli bettered with a bomb from downtown. Jamon Gordon took over with a driving layup which a red hot Melli matched with a tip-in for a 22-26 Bamberg lead. A mid-range jumper by Wanamaker made Darussafaka coach Oktay Mahmuti call timeout at 22-28. Scottie Wilbekin made free throws for the hosts, but another three-pointer by Melli kept Brose ahead 24-30. Harris and Gordon exchanged free throws and a tip-in by Furkan Aldemir gave Darussafaka hope as Arslan split foul shots to fix the halftime score at 29-32.

Third quarter: Bamberg extends its margin

Radosevic shined with a driving layup immediately after the break, as Darussafaka went scoreless for more than 2 minutes. Gordon stepped up with a five-meter jumper but Heckmann did better with a bomb from downtown, good for a 31-37 Bamberg lead. Wilbekin sank a stop-and-pop jumper that Harris matched with a reverse layup. Gordon kept pacing Darussafaka with free throws and Slaughter provided a highlight with an alley-oop dunk which kept the hosts as close as 37-40. Heckmann shined with a three-point play and Slaughter dunked again, as the game turned into a physical battle. Both teams struggled to score until Theis stepped up with a put-back layup, good for a 39-45 Bamberg edge. Wanamaker fired in a wide-open three-pointer that forced Darussafaka to stop the game at 39-48. Theis finished a good team play with a layup and Redding made free throws to keep the hosts within 41-50 after 30 minutes.

Fourth quarter: Bamberg is in the Top 16!

Theis scored around the basket early in the fourth quarter, as Bamberg kept dominating the game with outstanding defense. A long rebound allowed Wanamaker to score at the other end, forcing Darussafaka to call timeout at 41-54. The hosts could not find the way to the basket for more than 3 minutes until Aldemir made a three-point play. Gordon soon added a bomb from downtown to being Darussafaka within 47-54. Theis stepped up with a big bomb himself, which Manu Markoishvili answered with a put-back basket, his first points. Free throws by Gordon got the hosts closer, 51-57, with over 3 minutes left. Janis Strelnieks, who had been scoreless until then, buried a critical three-pointer which Theis followed with a three-point play to seal the outcome, 51-63. Darussafaka kept trying but Bamberg had already cruised to a well-deserved, historical road win.

Bradley Wanamaker - Brose Baskets Bamberg - EB15
Friday, November 27, 2015
Attendance: 3852 (Tentative)
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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 20:04 4 1/9 0/2 2/2 1   1         1 1 3 -4
5 REDDING, REGGIE 22:58 4 1/3 0/1 2/2 1 4 5 4 1 3 1   1 1 9
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 6:10 1 0/1   1/2           1     3 1 -4
11 MARKOISHVILI, MANUCHAR 15:11 2 1/1 0/3   1   1 2     1   5 1 -1
15 CETIN, SERHAT 0:07                              
19 ALDEMIR, FURKAN 15:55 5 2/2   1/1 1 4 5           1 1 10
22 GORDON, JAMON 31:32 13 2/8 1/2 6/6 1 3 4 2 1 3 1 1 2 6 14
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 19:17 2 0/3 0/2 2/3 2 2 4 1   2     3 1 -3
42 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 17:55 12 5/7   2/2 2 2 4       1 1 2 4 16
44 HARANGODY, LUKE 13:54   0/3 0/2   1 2 3         2 1   -5
51 BJELICA, MILKO 23:37 10 1/3 2/2 2/3   4 4 1   1     1 3 13
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 13:20 1 0/3 0/3 1/2   3 3         1   2 -2
Team           3   3     1         2
Totals 200:00 54 13/43 3/17 19/23 13 24 37 10 2 11 4 6 20 23 45
        30.2% 17.6% 82.6%
Head coach: MAHMUTI, OKTAY
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
Brose Baskets Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MELLI, NICOLO 26:55 7 2/5 1/1   2 10 12 2   1 4   4 1 18
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 27:50 4 1/7 0/1 2/2 1 4 5 2   1       5 8
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10 THEIS, DANIEL 20:25 13 5/7 1/2 0/1 2 4 6     3 1   4 1 10
11 WANAMAKER, BRADLEY 31:55 11 3/8 1/6 2/4 1 4 5 4 2 1     3 5 11
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 26:14 5 1/2 1/6     3 3 2   2       2 4
20 HARRIS, ELIAS 7:36 8 3/5   2/2 2 3 5     2   1 5 1 4
21 MILLER, DARIUS 21:00 2 1/5           3   1   1 3   -4
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 19:54 9 2/3 1/1 2/3 2 2 4 2 1 1 1   3 2 13
34 IDBIHI, YASSIN 1:24   0/1               1   1 1   -4
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 16:47 6 3/4   0/3 1 1 2         1   3 6
Team           4 1 5     1         4
Totals 200:00 65 21/47 5/17 8/15 15 32 47 15 3 14 6 4 23 20 70
        44.7% 29.4% 53.3%

Head Coaches

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"First of all, congratulations to Brose. We didn't put enough heart into tonight's game. I'm very disappointed with some of our players. We didn't let Brose score more than usual, but our effort on offense was very insufficient. But it's useless to discuss technical issues when you don't put your 100 percent on the court. It's a job and you have to respect the rules of that job. If we keep on playing this way we won't be able to qualify to the Top 16 and we won't deserve to qualify."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"I believe that we played very good defense. We were solid and stable. Actually, we made some mistakes, but we always bounced back. On offense, we played as a team because none of our players had 20 points, but I believe Daniel Theis was very good. This is his first Euroleague season, he was very good on finding his right spacing on offense and I have good guards, so we passed the ball very well and Theis was very good today."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"The key point in this game was our defense. Then we managed to score at go-to moments on offense. Every season, my goal is the win games, to win championships. You don't always achieve those goals, but you have to go for them."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"We have been a team, that's the key. It was not a nice game but we won it with a great effort. It was a low-scoring game, but we came here to win and to go to the Top 16 with three games left. We achieved the goal, so we are very, very happy."
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