Regular Season Round 7 - November 28, 2014 CET: 18:45 Local time: 19:45 - ABDI IPEKCI ARENA

Records

Ave.   Ave.
4-2 Regular Season 1-5
4-2 Overall 1-5

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL, Spain
Referee
JASEVICIUS, TOMAS, Lithuania
Umpire
ROMANO, DAVID, Israel

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
73.5 Points 81.8
37.0 Rebounds 33.2
10.2 O. Rebounds 14.0
26.8 D. Rebounds 19.2
16.0 Assists 17.5
6.7 Steals 12.0
3.5 Blocks 2.3
13.3 Turnovers 13.7
48.5 % 2PT 49.2 %
32.4 % 3PT 36.0 %
77.3 % FT 61.4 %
78.7 Index 80.3

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
12.4 / Saric Points 14.0 / Sanders
5.2 / Lasme Rebounds 6.5 / Lawal
1.8 / Lasme OR 4.3 / Lawal
3.7 / Perperoglou DR 3.5 / Brooks
4.8 / Draper Assists 4.3 / Sosa
1.3 / Draper Steals 2.8 / Logan
1.7 / Lasme Blocks 1.2 / Lawal
2.3 / Lasme Turnovers 3.8 / Dyson
64.7 % / Balbay 2PT 65.0 % / Lawal
50.0 % / Bjelica 3PT 61.5 % / Brooks
100.0 % / Balbay FT 80.0 % / Sosa
13.6 / Saric Index 14.8 / Brooks

THE TAKE

A fast pace is expected in this game. Sassari ranks first in steals (12 per game) so Efes must use its depth at point guard with Dontaye Draper, Dogus Balbay, Donnie McGrath to fight through that. Jerome Dyson and Edgar Sosa hope to help Sassari play the same way, using aggressive defense to run the floor. David Logan, Brian Sachetti and Rakim Sanders will be the guests' main reference at the wings. Efes relies on Furkan Korkmaz and Cedi Osman to take a step forward in this game, with Stratos Perperoglou and Matt Janning offering deep shooting range and know-how. Two of the most versatile power forwards in the competition, Jeff Brooks of Sassari and Dario Saric of Efes - will face each other in a key matchup. The battle in the paint between Stephane Lasme and Shane Lawal will be equally important, too. Milko Bjelica gives Efes depth and deep range, just as Miroslav Todic does for Sassari.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Quotes Head Coaches

IVKOVIC, DUSAN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"We are approaching to the end of the regular season. We have two games at home and two on the road remaining. We will play against Sassari at home now. I think we have to be very concentrated. Sassari is playing great transition basketball. So we have to be very careful on transition defense. The main characteristic of Sassari is transition. They are also very athletic individiually. They are at the top among 24 teams in steals by 12 steals per game and at the second place in offensive rebounds by 14 per game. It means we have to control the game very well. I expect a really good game. Sassari is a very good team and having a very good coach."
SACCHETTI, ROMEO
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"In Round 2 we tried to win but we were not at our top. Now we go in Istanbul to express our best basketball, playing hard and looking for the win. We know Anadolu Efes and its players: we have to fight from the first minute. The key of the match will be intensity and defense."

Players

BJELICA, MILKO
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"For us it will be a very important game. In case of a win, we will be one more step closer to teh Top 16. It is not gonna be an easy game. Because also for Sassari it will be a very important game to stay in the race for the Top 16 after a couple of losses against their direct opponents for the fourth place. It will not be easy on Friday, we all know this. We have to show our best performance."
BROOKS, JEFF
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
"We know Anadolu Efes: it is a tough team that plays very well. On Friday we'll fight against a great team and for us and our future, it will be essential to win. We're working hard, focused on the match. In the last round we lost against Novgorod: Rochestie made a great game, and we weren't focused in the key moments. In Istanbul we must bring more energy and intensity on the court."

Game Notes

Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Efes is ranked second in the league in defensive points allowed with just 70.3 per game. It is the only team to have forced more turnovers (81) than it has allowed assists (77).
Coach Ivkovic has used nine different players in his starting lineups so far this season; Stratos Perperoglou is the only player to have started every game.
Stephane Lasme has recorded at least 2 blocks in four consecutive Euroleague games; Lasme is second in the league blocks with 1.7 per game.
Milko Bjelica is 6 of 10 from downtown over the last three games.

Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Dinamo Sassari leads the Euroleague in three-pointers attempted (29.2 per game) and steals (12 spg.) and is second in three-pointers made (10.5 per game) and offensive rebounding (14.0 orpg.).
David Logan is the league leader in steals with 17 through six games (2.8 spg).
Logan has recorded at least 1 steal in 11 of his last 12 Euroleague appearances.
Logan has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last eight and 25 of his last 26 Euroleague games.
Logan was a teammate of Anadolu Efes forward Stratos Perperoglou during the 2011-12 season at Panathinaikos Athens.
Rakim Sanders has scored in double figures in each of his last eight Euroleague appearances.
Sanders leads the league with 25 fouls committed through six games.
Shane Lawal is the league leader in offensive rebounds with 26 through six games (4.3 orpg).
Jeff Brooks has recorded at least 1 steal in seven consecutive Euroleague games.

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