2015-16Regular SeasonRound 1
October 15, 2015 CET: 20:00

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The Take

Newcomer Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul plays its first ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague contest at home against Italian champion Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari. Head coach for the home team, Oktay Mahmuti, has an experienced roster on hand, starting with a backcourt that features playmakers Jamon Gordon and Ender Arslan, and they will have to face an aggressive defense from Sassari point guards Marquez Haynes and Rok Stipcevic. The point guard duo needs to provide Sassari with scoring, and help David Logan get into his rhythm, too. Darussafaka has plenty of firepower on the wings with Reggie Redding, Manuchar Markoishvili and Serhat Cetin. The experience and versatility of Emir Preldzic could be the x-factor in this game. It gives the hosts an option to create scoring opportunities from the forward position. And Darussafaka has a very deep front line, which has the toughness of Luke Harangody and Erwin Dudley, size and know-how of Oguz Savas and Milko Bjelica, as well as the athleticism and paint-protection of Marcus Slaughter and Semih Erden. Sassari will counter with the quickness, athleticism and shooting range of forwards Joe Alexander, Christian Eyenga and Brent Petway, who enable Coach Meo Sachetti to often go with a small lineup, and preserve its top center Jarvis Varando, and veteran big man Denis Marconato.
Friday, October 9, 2015

Game Notes

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

This marks the first meeting between these clubs in any competition.

Metun Turen and Mehmet Yagmur could make their Euroleague debuts this week.

Reggie Redding has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.

Ender Arslan has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.

Milko Bjelica is 6 points away from the 1,000-point milestone in his Euroleague career.

Manu Markoishvili needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.

Markoishvili was a teammate of Dinamo Sassari center Denis Maronato at two different stops in their careers. They played together for parts of two seasons at Benetton Treviso between 2002 and 2004, including at the 2003 Euroleague Final Four and won the 2003 Italian League. They later reunited at Cantu between 2010 and 2012.

Luke Harangody is a perfect 12 for 12 from the free throw line in his Euroleague career.

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari

Francesco Pellegrino and Jarvis Varnado are set to make their respective Euroleague debuts.

David Logan is 1 three-pointer away from reaching the 200 mark for his Euroleague career.

Logan has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 consecutive Euroleague games.

Denis Marconato is ranked 10th in competition history in rebounds. He needs 35 more boards to reach the 1,000 milestone for his career.

Marconato needs 5 more offensive rebounds to catch Aleksey Savrasenko for 10th place on the competition’s career charts. Marconato is 12th with 289 offensive rebounds; Erazem Lorbek (291) is 11th.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"Everyone in the Darussafaka Doguş club is very excited to be playing in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the first time. We bear the responsibility of this. We intend to be a permanent member of Turkish Airlines Euroleague. We are well-aware that this is no easy task. To be respected by everyone is what we as a team want to achieve. We are fully confident that we can. Our opponent this week is Dinamo Sassari, the Italian champion of last season and a team that has been on the rise recently. They have great players who are experienced in the Euroleague. But we know how well-prepared we are, and we are prepared to put everything on the line to win this Thursday."
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"Last year we understood how difficult and tough the Euroleague is. We suffered a little bit travelling and the high quality of the teams.This year we aren't rookies and we made a long physical training to be ready to fight. It will be important to have a different approach. We met Darussafaka during the preseason and we know they're physical with big men in the paint that use their energy to play. They have a different way to play, more different than Italian basketball, and we have to do our best to win. We are happy to be in Euroleague for the second year."


Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We are excited that we will be playing the club's first Euroleague game this Thursday. This will be a difficult first game in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague game. We played a preseason game with Dinamo Sassari and we are aware how dangerous they can be. But we want to make our mark in Euroleague this season as well. This is why we intend to start the season with a victory."
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"We are excited to start our second Euroleague season. We arrived from a big season like the last one in which we won everything in the Italian League. Now we'd like to make another step, doing our best in Europe. We know Darussafaka, we played against them during the preseason: they are bigger and more physical than us. But we'll fight for 40 minutes to conquer a good debut in this regular season."

Darussafaka debuts with overtime win over Dinamo Sassari

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul made history in its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut after rallying to force overtime and pull out an 83-74 win over visiting Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari in Group D on Thursday. The hosts dominated on the offensive boards and outrebounded Sassari 57-31, but it was Sassari that grabbed an early 11-point lead. Darussafaka rallied and took 32-31 lead into halftime, but neither team managed to take control after the break. MarQuez Haynes led the visitors to 61-66 lead late in the game, but a triple from Milko Bjelica forced overtime. It was all Darussafaka in the extra session, however, as Emir Preldzic had an all-round effort with 7 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists. Bjelica finished with 15 points and 7 rebounds, while Reggie Redding had 12 points and 9 boards. Jamon Gordon added 12 points and 7 assists, while Marcus Slaughter scored 8 of his 10 points in the final 90 seconds of regulation. Semih Erden pulled down 12 rebounds and had 3 blocks for the hosts. Rok Stipcevic paced Sassari with 14 points. Haynes netted 12, and Joe Alexander collected 11 points and 8 rebounds.

First quarter: Sassari grabs early lead

An Oguz Savas put-back was the first Euroleague basket in Darussafaka history. Jarvis Varnado replied with a sky-hook, and David Logan followed with a fastbreak three-pointer. Savas scored inside again, but Christian Eyenga made a runner, and Varando added another from close range for Sassari, before a turnaround jumper from Brent Petway made it 4-11. Savas banked one in for the hosts, but Varnado got a favorable roll on a baseline jumper. Luke Harangody was the first scorer not named Savas for the hosts with a fastbreak basket, but Alexander's three-point play extended it to 9-16. Harangody kept Darussafaka in range, but Giacomo Devecchi grabbed an offensive rebound and seconds later sank a triple for a 11-19 lead. However, Harangody scored a pair of put-backs and cut the deficit to 15-19.

Second quarter: Hosts rally behind Arslan's triples

Devecchi hit another three to open the quarter and a driving layup from Stipcevic made it 16-24. Sassari continued the run after a timeout, with a triple from Lorenzo D'Ercole for the largest lead of the night, 16-27. However, Erden fought inside for a finger roll put-back, before Ender Arslan hit a pair of threes, with the second one coming from way downtown, to get within 25-27. Preldzic made it an 11-0 run to tie the game, and after a pair of free throws from Alexander, Bjelica nailed a corner three-pointer to give Darussafaka a 30-29 edge. The visitors answered with Petway feeding Eyenga for an easy dunk, but a fastbreak layup from Bjelica entering the final minute gave Darussafaka a 32-31 halftime advantage.

Third quarter: Sassari goes back in front

Reggie Redding hit a corner three to open the second half, and after Logan made an easy layup, Slaughter's monster slam made 37-33. Varnado answered with a basket-plus foul for Sassari, but Bjelica nailed another corner three for the hosts. Back-to-back close-range baskets from Eyenga tied things at 42-42. The visitors went in front with free throws from Stipcevic, and Alexander hit a long jumper a 43-46 edge. Stipcevic drove for a layup, then fed Alexander for a basket in traffic, but Jamon Gordon’s floater made it 46-50.

Fourth quarter: Bjelica’s heroics push the game into overtime

Bjelica scored a short turnaround jumper, and Serhat Cetin nailed a tough triple to cut the gap to 51-52. Gordon gave the hosts a slim lead, and after Haynes and Gordon traded tough baskets, a triple from Stipcevic made it 55-57 midway through the fourth. Gordon scored again, this time a layup high off the glass, but Sassari regained the lead with 2 free throws from Alexander, and another bucket from Haynes made it 57-61. After a timeout, Preldzic scored a tough basket inside, but Logan answered by driving the lane for an easy layup. Slaughter banked a tip-in, but Haynes drained a triple over Preldzic for 61-66 with a minute left in regulation. After another timeout, Slaughter had a quick dunk, and Gordon made a steal, but Petway blocked a layup attempt from Redding. However, Darussafaka made a defensive stand, and got another chance that Bjelica used, knocking down a triple to tie it at 66-66 with 16 seconds to go in the fourth quarter. After a timeout, Sassari’s inbound pass was stolen by Redding and Preldzic, and Bjelica had a chance to win it for the hosts, but missed a triple.

Overtime: Redding and Preldzic lead Darussafaka to historic win

In the extra session, Redding made a pair of free throws and Gordon nailed a long jumper to make it 70-66. Haynes knocked down a second-chance three-pointer for Sassari, but Slaughter fought his way inside for a basket, then made two fouls shots for a 5-point margin. Haynes drove for a tough basket inside for the visitors, but Redding’s three-point play extended the margin, and Prledzic followed it with move in the high post and basket for a 79-71 lead with 66 seconds left. Redding increased the lead to 10 points 20 seconds later to seal the deal. Still, Stipcevic hit a triple, while Preldzic and Bjelica each split free throws to set the final score.

Marcus Slaughter - Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul - EB15
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Attendance: 4755
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Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari191219168
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Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari1931506674
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 REDDING, REGGIE 27:43 12 1/7 1/2 7/9 6 3 9 1 1     3 2 6 15
7 TUREN, METIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
9 ERDEN, SEMIH 19:06 3 1/3   1/4 4 8 12 1 2 1 3   1 6 20
15 CETIN, SERHAT 15:50 3 0/1 1/2     2 2     1   1 4   -3
18 OZDEMIROGLU, DOGUS 5:30     0/1                   1   -2
21 SAVAS, OGUZ 5:16 6 3/4     1 1 2     2   1     4
22 GORDON, JAMON 33:55 12 6/14 0/1   1 1 2 7 2       2 1 13
33 ARSLAN, ENDER 23:03 7 0/1 2/7 1/2 1 2 3     3     1 2 1
42 SLAUGHTER, MARCUS 20:29 10 4/4   2/2 2 1 3   1 1 1   3 1 12
44 HARANGODY, LUKE 12:54 8 4/8 0/2   2 4 6     3   1     4
51 BJELICA, MILKO 32:06 15 2/4 3/7 2/4 1 6 7 1 1       2 4 18
55 PRELDZIC, EMIR 29:08 7 2/4 0/5 3/6 2 5 7 8 1 1       7 19
Team           2 2 4     1         3
Totals 225:00 83 23/50 7/27 16/27 22 35 57 18 8 13 4 6 16 27 104
        46% 25.9% 59.3%
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
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 HAYNES, MARQUEZ 31:23 12 3/8 2/7     3 3 1 1 6   1 3 3  
1 PETWAY, BRENT 35:42 4 1/2 0/1 2/3   5 5 1     3   3 2 9
3 LOGAN, DAVID 28:22 7 2/4 1/7         1   1     4 2 -3
5 FORMENTI, MATTEO DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 DEVECCHI, GIACOMO 16:37 6   2/3   1 2 3 1 1 1     3   6
9 ALEXANDER, JOE 29:10 11 3/9 0/2 5/5 1 7 8   1   1 2 3 3 11
10 D'ERCOLE, LORENZO 11:33 3   1/2           1       1   2
11 MARCONATO, DENIS 2:54     0/1     2 2               1
14 SACCHETTI, BRIAN 3:54   0/1 0/1     1 1 1              
24 STIPCEVIC, ROK 20:03 14 2/3 2/5 4/4   1 1 3   1     2 4 15
31 EYENGA, CHRISTIAN 28:16 8 4/7 0/1   1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 5
32 VARNADO, JARVIS 17:06 9 4/4   1/1 1 3 4   1       5 1 10
Team           1 1 2     1         1
Totals 225:00 74 19/38 8/30 12/13 5 26 31 9 6 12 6 4 27 16 57
        50% 26.7% 92.3%

Head Coaches

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We must be honest. We did not play great basketball. We showed a great effort, which is very important. We trusted each other, we know that we did not play good basketball. We struggled a lot, especially offensively. We had a lot of open shots, and we missed them. But at the end we fought, we tried to get to victory and maybe luck helped us a little bit, and in the end we won by 9 points, which is really good for us."
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"They had more than a 20-rebound advantage, but we played good defense and made three bad bad errors in the last 40 seconds of regulation. We had fouls to give, we had to foul, but we did not make any foul. They made two easy baskets. Then we had a turnover for the last shot. We cannot be relaxed in the last 30 seconds with two fouls to give. We had to make a foul before those shots. It is impossible we did not make fouls in those situations. Gordon gave us trouble with penetration in critical moments."


Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
"We were really nervous in the beginning of the game and first half. [In the] second half we competed better, we were fighting on defense. Our defense was very good today, but offense, we still have to work on it. Yes, we scored 83 points, but our game wasn’t that good so we need to improve that. This game was very important to start with victory, now we have to keep going like this."
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