2016-17Regular SeasonRound 11
December 08, 2016 CET: 18:45
Local time: 20:45 FENERBAHCE ULKER SPORTS ARENA
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Records

7-3 Regular Season 4-6
7-3 Overall 4-6

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Fenerbahce Istanbul will target its fourth straight EuroLeague victory when it welcomes Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade on Thursday to Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena. Fenerbahce defeated Zvezda in all four of their meetings last season by an average of 13.5 points; those were also the first four between the clubs ever in the EuroLeague. After edging Real Madrid last week, Fenerbahce is second in the standings with a 7-3 record, while Zvezda comes off back-to-back losses in which it fell to 11th place with a 4-6 mark. Despite playing without several key players due to injuries, chief among them being Bogdan Bogdanovic, Fenerbahce has maintained balance with All-EuroLeague big men Ekpe Udoh (11.4 ppg., 7.6 rpg., 1.5 bpg.) and Jan Vesely (11 ppg. 4.6 rpg.) cleaning up inside and Kostas Sloukas (12.6 ppg., 5.4 apg.) and Bobby Dixon (11.8 ppg.) starring at guard. The recent emergence of James Nunnally gives Coach Zlejko Obradovic another perimeter weapon. Zvezda coach Dejan Radonjic has his three top scorers coming off the bench in veteran forward Marko Simonovic (12.5 ppg.), big man Milko Bjelica (10.4 ppg.) and swingman Marko Guduric (9.1 ppg.), while Ognjen Kuzmic (8.4 ppg., 7.5 rpg.) and playmaker Stefan Jovic (7 ppg., 5 apg.) anchor the starting lineup. Fenerbahce plays at a slightly faster pace than Zvezda, but the Serbian champs lead the league in steals (7.4 spg.), which could play a factor.
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Fenerbahce Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
5 HERSEK, BARIS F 2.07 28
8 UDOH, EKPE C 2.08 29
9 DURAN, AHMET CAN C 2.04 17
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 26
12 ANTIC, PERO C 2.11 34
13 BOGDANOVIC, BOGDAN G 1.97 24
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 26
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 19
21 NUNNALLY, JAMES WILLIAM F 2.01 26
22 MINCHEV, YORDAN F 2.02 18
23 UGURLU, BERK G 1.92 20
24 VESELY, JAN F 2.13 26
33 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 25
35 DIXON, BOBBY G 1.78 33
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 23
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 29
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WOLTERS, NATE G 1.93 25
4 REBIC, NIKOLA G 1.88 21
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA F 2.04 23
9 MITROVIC, LUKA F 2.04 23
10 LAZIC, BRANKO G 1.94 27
12 SIMANIC, BORISA F 2.09 18
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN F 2.00 22
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO F 2.03 30
20 RAKICEVIC, PETAR G 2.04 21
22 JENKINS, CHARLES G 1.91 27
23 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 21
24 JOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 26
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.14 26
51 BJELICA, MILKO F 2.07 32

Player Stats

Sloukas, K. / 12.6 Dixon, R. / 11.8 Udoh, E. / 11.4
Simonovic, M. / 12.5 Bjelica, M. / 10.4 Guduric, M. / 9.1
Udoh, E. / 7.6 Vesely, J. / 4.6 Datome, L. / 4.3
Sloukas, K. / 5.4 Dixon, R. / 2.8 Nunnally, J. / 2.3
Jovic, S. / 5.0 Wolters, N. / 2.6 Guduric, M. / 2.4
Vesely, J. / 1.2 Dixon, R. / 1.2 Kalinic, N. / 1.0
Jenkins, C. / 1.8 Jovic, S. / 1.2 Kuzmic, O. / 1.0
Udoh, E. / 1.5 Vesely, J. / 0.3 Nunnally, J. / 0.3
2PT
Udoh, E. / 54.1 % Kalinic, N. / 53.8 % Dixon, R. / 51.5 %
Kuzmic, O. / 63.6 % Simonovic, M. / 62.5 % Wolters, N. / 53.3 %
3PT
Sloukas, K. / 54.8 % Nunnally, J. / 50.0 % Datome, L. / 45.8 %
Simonovic, M. / 47.9 % Jenkins, C. / 45.8 % Wolters, N. / 42.9 %
FT
Datome, L. / 100.0 % Dixon, R. / 92.3 % Antic, P. / 90.0 %
Dangubic, N. / 87.5 % Guduric, M. / 85.7 % Bjelica, M. / 83.7 %
PIR
Udoh, E. / 17.9 Sloukas, K. / 13.0 Vesely, J. / 11.5
Kuzmic, O. / 13.5 Simonovic, M. / 11.1 Bjelica, M. / 10.9

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
77.2 Points 73.5
32.0 Rebounds 31.3
9.4 O. Rebounds 8.2
22.6 D. Rebounds 23.1
17.6 Assists 16.6
5.9 Steals 7.4
2.7 Blocks 1.5
49.0 % 2PT 48.3 %
41.3 % 3PT 35.9 %
79.7 % FT 73.4 %
86.8 PIR 73.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.4 Points 76.2
34.9 Rebounds 35.8
10.9 O. Rebounds 9.6
24.0 D. Rebounds 26.2
18.8 Assists 17.5
6.9 Steals 6.8
2.9 Blocks 4.6
55.1 % 2PT 51.3 %
32.9 % 3PT 35.0 %
70.9 % FT 79.4 %
84.7 PIR 90.1
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Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

· Fenerbahce big man Pero Antic spent two seasons as a Crvena Zvezda player between 2005 and 2007. He helped the team with the 2006 Serbia & Montenegro Cup and reach the 2007 EuroCup quarterfinals. He was a teammate of current Zvezda big man Milko Bjelica during the 2005-06 season.

· Fenerbahce forward Nikola Kalinic spent the 2014-15 season with Crvena Zvezda. He played under Coach Radonjic and was a teammate of much of its current roster. He helped the team win the Adriatic League, Serbian League and Serbian Cup titles for the club’s first ever triple crown.

· Zvezda’s Stefan Jovic and Marko Simonovic have been teammates of Fenerbahce players Bogdan Bogdanovic and Nikola Kalinic on the Serbian national team in recent years. All four were on the Serbia squad that won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. All four were also on the Serbia side that won the silver medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, too. 

· Kalinic was a teammate of Zvezda point guard Stefan Jovic not only with Crvena Zvezda and the Serbian national team, but also during the 2013-14 season with Radnicki Kragujevac.

· Fenerbahce guard Bobby Dixon set a career- high with 11 assists against Crvena Zvezda in January of last season.

· Fenerbahce forward Luigi Datome had one of his best-ever EuroLeague games against Zvezda in March of last season. Datome earned Top 16 Round 9 MVP honors after leading Fenerbahce to a 72-65 home win in which he recorded a career-highs with a performance index rating of 29 and scoring  27 points.

· All-EuroLeague big man Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce had a career-high 10 offensive boards and matched a career-high with 15 total rebounds while blocking career-best 5 shots against Zvezda in January last season. Those 10 offensive rebounds were 1 off the EuroLeague record and tied for the most in a game over the past decade.

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Fenerbahce Istanbul

Roster

Bogdan Bogdanovic has missed last seven EuroLeague games with a sprained ankle injury.

Ahmet Can Duran is due to make his EuroLeague debut in his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Luigi Datome has made 21 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Ekpe Udoh is ranked third in EuroLeague in rebounds this season with 7.6 per game.

Udoh is tied second in blocked shots in EuroLeague this season with 1.5 per game.

Udoh is the EuroLeague all-time leader in blocks per game among qualified players with 2.05.

Luigi Datome moved up to sixth place all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.08%.

Records/Milestones

Jan Vesely needs 3 steals to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Nikola Kalinic needs 4 assists to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Roster

Nikola Rebic is out indefinitely due to mononucleosis.

Petar Rakicevic is set to make his EuroLeague debut in his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Rankings

Ognjen Kuzmic is ranked fourth in EuroLeague in rebounds this season with 7.5 per game.

Charles Jenkins is EuroLeague co-leader in steals with 1.8 per game.

Records/Milestones

Stefan Jovic owns the EuroLeague single-game record for assists with 19, which he set last November playing for Zvezda against FC Bayern Munich.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
4 - 0
Fenerbahce Istanbul Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Fenerbahce Istanbul
Home record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 2-0
Away record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 2-0
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul: 0-2
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Istanbul: 0-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2015-16 04 March 2016 Top 16 Fenerbahce Istanbul 72 - 65 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
2015-16 08 January 2016 Top 16 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 65 - 88 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2015-16 11 December 2015 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 79 - 61 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
2015-16 06 November 2015 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 60 - 74 Fenerbahce Istanbul