2015-16Top 16Round 7
February 12, 2016 CET: 20:45
Local time: 21:45 OLYMPIC SPORTS CENTER ATHENS

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
74.3 Points 84.2
33.7 Rebounds 36.3
9.1 O. Rebounds 11.1
24.6 D. Rebounds 25.2
19.6 Assists 20.3
7.6 Steals 5.8
2.4 Blocks 3.4
14.3 Turnovers 13.2
53.1 % 2PT 50.8 %
35.0 % 3PT 42.9 %
70.3 % FT 68.2 %
84.6 Index 95.9

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
12.4 / Raduljica Points 11.9 / Heurtel
4.4 / Kuzmic Rebounds 5.4 / Dunston
1.7 / Kuzmic OR 2.2 / Dunston
3.6 / Calathes DR 3.8 / Brown
6.6 / Calathes Assists 7.7 / Heurtel
2.0 / Calathes Steals 0.9 / Granger
0.7 / Gist Blocks 0.9 / Dunston
2.9 / Calathes Turnovers 2.8 / Heurtel
65.9 % / Jankovic 2PT 61.5 % / Diebler
47.6 % / Fotsis 3PT 50.0 % / Diebler
84.9 % / Raduljica FT 91.7 % / Saric
13.9 / Raduljica Index 16.1 / Heurtel

Records

Ave.   Ave.
3-3 Top 16 3-3
6-4 Regular Season 6-4
9-7 Overall 9-7

Referees

Crew Chief
BOLTAUZER, MATEJ, Slovenia
Referee
RADOVIC, SRETEN, Croatia
Umpire
JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN, Spain

The Take

Two classic Euroleague sides go head to head in the Greek capital. Efes won its last road game, but is coming off a home defeat at the hands of rival Fenerbahce. The Greens have won back-to-back games and will reach the midway point of the Top 16 in the top half of Group E with another win. Panathinaikos got a big game from center Miroslav Radljica last week and when he is at his best, it makes things better for point guards Nick Calathes and Dimitris Diamantidis as well as a for scorer James Feldeine. Efes has a pair of ace defenders inside in Bryant Dunston and Alex Tyus to challenge Raduljica, while its perimeter attack is the most prolific in the league this season; Efes leads the competition in three-pointers made (160) and in accuracy (42.9%). Playmakers Jayson Granger and the league’s assist leader, Thomas Heurtel, must lead the way for the visitors and create scoring opportunities for three-point marksman Jon Diebler and versatile forwards Dario Saric and Derrick Brown. If any player has the skills to match up with Saric and Brown, it would be the Greens’ James Gist. With the cast of figures this game has, it could be one of the round’s most exciting.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Euroleague.net

Game Notes

Panathinaikos Athens

Dimitris Diamantidis needs 28 points to catch the retired Nikola Vujcic for sixth place on the Euroleague career scoring charts. Diamantidis enters this game with 2,416 career points.

Nick Calathes leads the league in steals with 2 per game.

Calathes has recorded at least 1 steal in 12 straight Euroleague games.

Antonis Fotsis is 5 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.

James Gist is 6 blocked shots away from reaching the century mark for his Euroleague career.

James Feldeine has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and 13 of his last 14 Euroleague games.

Miroslav Raduljica has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Raduljica played for Efes during the 2010-11 season.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Anadolu Efes leads the league through in both three-point shots made (160) and accuracy (42.9%).

Coach Dusan Ivkovic has used 12 different players in the starting lineup so far this season.

Ivkovic coached Panathinaikos head coach Aleksandar Djordjevic over the years on the Yugoslavian/Serbia and Montenegro national teams, including to EuroBasket gold medals in 1991 and 1995.

Ivkovic coached Panathinaikos forward Antonis Fotsis for two seasons at Dynamo Moscow from 2005 through 207. They led Dynamo to the 2006 ULEB Cup title.

Thomas Heurtel is the league leader in assists with 7.7 per game; He is now the competition’s all-time leader in assists per game too with an average of 5.3 per game. Heurtel has delivered at least 5 assists in every game so far this season.

Jon Diebler has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 15 of his last 16 Euroleague games.

Dario Saric has made 20 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Cedi Osman has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last seven Euroleague games.

Derrick Brown was a teammate of Panathinaikos guard Nick Calathes at Lokomotiv Kuban during the 2012-13 season, which was Brown’s first campaign in Europe. They led Lokomotiv to that season’s Eurocup title.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

DJORDJEVIC, ALEKSANDAR
Panathinaikos Athens
"We managed to reach our third victory and improve our record to 50% in the Top 16 after our successful performance in Zagreb. We are returning home to compete against a very tough team, with quality and experienced players with excellent coaching abilities. I strongly believe that my players will be ready to fight from the first till the last second of the game and they will show big desire to win the game. Also we are expecting the support of our great fans."
IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"I think at the moment that, except the team Fenerbahce, which has 6 wins in 6 games, the Top 16 fight is very interesting. From the spots 3 to 6 maybe even the points differences are very important. Not only the last round of Top 16, each game in Top 16 is very important. Each defense and each offense are very important. There is an interesting situation in our group. At last game in Euroleague we could not get the victory we expected. I think a win against Panathinaikos will bring us psychologically advantage and we must try to perform a good game control."

Players

FELDEINE, JAMES
Panathinaikos Athens
"We are back home after our victory in Zagreb and we must keep this advantage safe. I mean that we have to protect our home advantage and use all the energy that we are earning in every game from our fans. We will face a very good team, we must be very focused because they have the ability to punish every mistake but I think that we are ready for a good game."
SARIC, DARIO
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"I think we did not play well in last two games one against Fenerbahce in Euroleague and one against Galatasaray in the Turkish League. The Panathinaikos game is very important for us. This game is a good opportunity to come over one lost game against Fenerbahce. Because of this, the game is really very important for us. We do not have time or chance to lose one more game like that. We understood this and the team will fight as much as it can. About tactics for me the most important thing is to stop the pick and roll game of Diamantidis. They also have good shooters on position 4 like Fotsis and Gist. Panathinaikos also has Raduljica who is in great shape after the Eurobasket. He is one of the top five big guys in Euroleague. We have some problems on defense and we must fix our problems as soon as we can."
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Referees: BOLTAUZER, MATEJ (SLO), RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), JIMENEZ, BENJAMIN (ESP)
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Head coach: DJORDJEVIC, ALEKSANDAR
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
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Head coach: IVKOVIC, DUSAN
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