Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Anadolu Efes defeated Darussafaka 76-80 on Monday in the Turkish League. Cedi Osman scored 16 points, Dario Saric added 15 and Thomas Heurtel dished 9 assists for the winners. Scottie Wilbekin and Furkan Aldemir led Darussafaka with 14 points each.
Anadolu Efes leads the league through Round 2 of the Top 16 in both three-point shots made (125) and accuracy (45.1%).
Thomas Heurtel is the league leader – through Round 2 of the Top 16 – in assists with 7.6 per game.
Heurtel is due to play in the 100th game of his Euroleague career.
Heurtel has recorded at least 1 steal in five consecutive Euroleague games.
Heurtel has posted a performance index rating in double figures in each of his past seven Euroleague games.
Jon Diebler is the Euroleague leader in three-pointers made with 34; he has made multiple three-pointers in all but two this season games.
Jayson Granger has made at least 1 three-pointer in 13 of his last 14 Euroleague games.
Granger has recorded at least 1 steal in five consecutive Euroleague games.
Dario Saric has made 18 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
Jamon Gordon needs just 23 more points to reach 1,000 points for his Euroleague career.
Gordon is 1 steal shy of becoming the 12th player in competition history with 200 career steals.
Marcus Slaughter needs 3 more points to reach 500 for his Euroleague career.
Oguz Savas has made 11 free throws in a row in Euroleague games.
Emir Preldzic is 20 assists away from becoming the 19th player in competition history to reach 500 assists.
Scottie Wilbekin has made three-pointers in five straight and seven of his eight career Euroleague games.
Coach Oktay Mahmuti spent nearly two decades on the Efes bench as an assistant and head coach from 1992 through 2007 and again in the 2012-13 season. Mahmuti’s name is attached to some of Efes’s greatest accomplishments, including reaching the 2001 SuproLeague Final Four, three appearances in the Euroleague playoffs and winning four straight Turkish League crowns from 2001 through 2004.
Ender Arslan grew up in the Efes junior program and played for the senior team from 2000 through 2011 with the exception of one season. Arslan won five Turkish League titles and Turkish Cups with Efes.
Semih Erden and Jamon Gordon were teammates at Efes for two seasons between 2012 and 2014. They were teammates there of current Efes players Dogus Balbay, Birkan Batuk, Emircan Kosut and Cedi Osman.
Milko Bjelica spent the previous season and a half playing for Efes.