2019-20Regular SeasonRound 12
December 06, 2019 CET: 18:45
Local time: 20:45 ULKER SPORTS AND EVENT HALL
Balkans: SPORTKLUB3
Middle East: beIN MENA HD8
Brazil: DAZN
Spain: DAZN
Czech Republic: O2 TV SPORT
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HABER
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 6
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Israel: 5LIVE
Baltic: TVPLAY SPORTS, PREMIUM
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER

Records

4-7 Regular Season 4-7
4-7 Overall 4-7

Referees

Crew Chief
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE
Umpire 1
PETEK, SASO
Umpire 2
BALAK, AMIT

The Take

After winning back-to-back games for the first time all season, Fenerbahce will look to keep its momentum going when it hosts ALBA Berlin, which is also in fine form with victories in three of its last four games. Not only has Fenerbahce started winning, but its last two wins both also came by double-figure margins of victory. It will be the first time these teams have squared off in over a decade; they split home win in the 2008-09 season.

Marquee matchup

ALBA playmaker Peyton Siva's debut EuroLeague campaign has been a rocky one as injuries have already kept him out of four games. But when in the lineup, he has been one of the most productive point guards in the competition; he ranks fourth in assists per minute (9.5 prorated over 40 minutes). As he returns to full strength, Siva will be challenged by one of the best at the position over the past decade, three-time champion Kostas Sloukas of Fenerbahce. It should be a fascinating matchup between two top-notch point guards.

Coaching giants

Zeljko Obradovic and Aito Garcia Reneses went against each other 25 seasons ago in the semifinals of the 1994 Final Four. Obradovic and his Joventut Badalona beat Aito and his FC Barcelona 79-65 en route to winning the EuroLeague crown in Tel Aviv, Israel. This game will mark the first time they coach against each other in over a decade; their last duel was in March 2009 when Obradovic's Panathinaikos Athens edged Aito's Unicaja Malaga 103-95 after overtime.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce has won games when its offense has worked. It is 4-0 when the team has scored at least 80 points and Fenerbahce has averaged an unthinkable 54.4% on three-pointers as a team in those games. This week it faces an ALBA team that has allowed the most points in the league (88.4 ppg.). Fenerbahce is also last in the league in rebounding (29.2 rpg.). An improved rebounding effort that leads to good shots in transition could be just what Fenerbahce wins for another victory.

Keys to victory: ALBA

ALBA's great ball movement has been a double-edged sword; the team leads the EuroLeague in both assists (19.8 apg.) and turnovers (14.8 TOpg.). To win in Istanbul, ALBA must cut down on its turnovers and get more production in the paint. Its 48.6% shooting on two-pointers is third-worst in the competition. Getting more balance would help ALBA's already-strong three-point marksmen and could be the key to a second road win.

Injuries: Fenerbahce

Jan Vesely suffered an injury and he's being evaluated by the medical staff. He won't play against ALBA. Both Nikola Kalinic, Leo Westermann and Nando De Colo are practicing with the team but they will be a game-time decision.

Injuries: ALBA

ALBA is missing Tyler Cavanaugh, Johannes Thiemann and Tim Schneider. Bogdan Radosavljevic, who was brought in to fill in for injured players, will also miss one week with an ankle sprain.

Monday, December 2, 2019
Euroleague.net
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
8 SANCAKLI, EKREM G 1.94 18
9 WESTERMANN, LEO G 1.98 27
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 29
12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 28
13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK F 2.01 18
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 29
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 22
19 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 32
21 WILLIAMS, DERRICK F 2.03 28
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 29
32 CANDAN, BERKAY F 2.05 26
35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 36
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 26
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 32
77 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY C 2.11 28
91 STIMAC, VLADIMIR C 2.10 32
ALBA Berlin
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MASON, MAKAI G 1.85 24
2 RADOSAVLJEVIC, BOGDAN C 2.13 26
3 SIVA, PEYTON G 1.82 29
5 GIFFEY, NIELS F 2.00 28
6 DELOW, MALTE G 1.94 18
8 ERIKSSON, MARCUS G 2.01 26
9 MATTISSECK, JONAS G 1.94 19
10 SCHNEIDER, TIM F 2.08 22
11 BRENNEKE, LORENZ F 2.04 19
15 HERMANNSSON, MARTIN G 1.90 25
16 NIKIC, KRESIMIR C 2.13 20
25 OGBE, KENNETH G 1.98 25
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS F 2.00 27
32 THIEMANN, JOHANNES C 2.05 25
34 CAVANAUGH, TYLER F 2.06 25
35 NNOKO, LANDRY C 2.08 25
43 SIKMA, LUKE F 2.03 30
44 PENO, STEFAN G 1.93 22

Player Stats

De Colo, N. / 20.9 Williams, D. / 11.0 Sloukas, K. / 9.5
Giedraitis, R. / 13.0 Siva, P. / 11.0 Giffey, N. / 9.5
Williams, D. / 4.7
Sikma, L. / 6.1 Nnoko, L. / 4.9
Sloukas, K. / 5.5 De Colo, N. / 2.6
Siva, P. / 5.7 Hermannsson, M. / 5.6 Sikma, L. / 4.1
Williams, D. / 1.4
Giedraitis, R. / 1.5 Giffey, N. / 1.2 Siva, P. / 1.1
Williams, D. / 0.5 Vesely, J. / 0.5
Nnoko, L. / 0.7 Sikma, L. / 0.5
2PT
De Colo, N. / 63.2 % Williams, D. / 58.1 % Vesely, J. / 55.1 %
Nnoko, L. / 64.4 % Giedraitis, R. / 53.6 % Giffey, N. / 48.8 %
3PT
Mahmutoglu, M. / 57.6 % De Colo, N. / 50.0 % Datome, L. / 41.4 %
Giffey, N. / 72.7 % Cavanaugh, T. / 57.1 % Sikma, L. / 44.0 %
FT
Williams, D. / 55.6 %
Siva, P. / 84.8 % Nnoko, L. / 58.8 %
PIR
De Colo, N. / 22.0 Williams, D. / 12.3 Sloukas, K. / 11.5
Giedraitis, R. / 13.9 Sikma, L. / 13.3 Siva, P. / 11.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
75.0 Points 83.2
29.2 Rebounds 34.1
8.1 O. Rebounds 10.2
21.1 D. Rebounds 23.9
16.4 Assists 19.8
5.4 Steals 7.4
2.1 Blocks 2.3
52.2 % 2PT 48.6 %
39.7 % 3PT 39.4 %
70.9 % FT 78.6 %
78.1 PIR 89.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 88.4
33.8 Rebounds 36.5
10.9 O. Rebounds 10.7
22.9 D. Rebounds 25.8
18.5 Assists 20.4
6.5 Steals 7.7
2.5 Blocks 2.5
53.2 % 2PT 55.6 %
39.2 % 3PT 38.2 %
76.1 % FT 78.3 %
88.6 PIR 101.7

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"We play against a team that plays specific basketball. Very aggressive. If we look at the standings I think it's wrong, they deserve to be higher because of how they play. They just lost one game big and maybe against Olympiacos, in other games they played excellent and had options. They have good three-point shots, the big guys can also pick and pop, they all crash the boards... We will have to play at a great level if we want to beat ALBA."
GARCIA RENESES, AITO
ALBA Berlin
"It was good to have one week without a game. Unfortunately we could not take much advantage of it, because we still are without Tyler Cavanaugh, Johannes Thiemann and Tim Schneider. To cover these injuries we signed Bogdan Radosavljevic, but he injured himself at the beginning of this week, too. He sprained his ankle and will be out for about a week. Practice with so many injured players on the same position is difficult. Fenerbahce had injury problems, too, and so far they lost more games than expected. At the end of the season I see them among the candidates for the Final Four anyway. But I don’t think too much about this. I put my focus on improving our game despite all the difficulties we have."

Players

MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"In the first part of our EuroLeague season, we mostly played on the road and were not able to get the results we wanted. After winning the game against ASVEL, we managed to defeat Khimki at home despite our injury problems. Now we want to extend our winning streak even further. ALBA Berlin is a very good team. They have one of the most experienced coaches in Europe. They had a very succesful season in EuroCup last year and now they are doing a good job in EuroLeague. They have great shooters like Eriksson, Hermannsson and Giffey. They share the ball very well and that helps them to be a very efficient offensive team. This will be a very good game for sure. Our fans gave us great support in this period and i am sure that they will do it one more time on Friday. With their support, we will try to do our best to win this game."
SIVA, PEYTON
ALBA Berlin
"Both teams recently suffered a lot from injuries. So we can understand where they are at and viceversa. That’s how a season can go. Some teams have luck, others don’t. But that does not take us away from getting back to full strength. Regardless of who will be able to play on Friday we have to go out there and play our best game against a very tough and talented opponent."

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. ALBA Berlin

· In their only previous meetings in the EuroLeague this century, Fenerbahce and ALBA split home wins during the 2008-09 regular season.

· Coaching greats Zeljko Obradovic and Aito Garcia Reneses went against each other 25 seasons ago in the semifinals of the 1994 Final Four. Obradovic and his Joventut Badalona beat Aito and his FC Barcelona 79-65 en route to winning the EuroLeague crown in Tel Aviv, Isreal.

· ALBA center Landry Nnoko made his European debut in Turkey with Sakarya last season before moving to ALBA in December.

· Fenerbahce forward Derrick Williams made his European debut in Germany last season with FC Bayern Munich.

Monday, December 2, 2019
Euroleague.net

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 12 different starters this season. No player has started every game.
Nando De Colo has missed the last four games with an injury.
Nikola Kalinic missed Round 11 with a broken nose.
Berkay Candan made his EuroLeague debut last week.

Streaks
Nando De Colo has scored in double figures in 11 straight games.
De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 games.
De Colo has made 14 consecutive free throws.
Derrick Williams has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.
Kostas Sloukas hs made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight games. He is shooting 13 for 26 from downtown (50%) over that period.
Luigi Datome has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.

Rankings
Nando De Colo ranks second this season with 20.9 points per game.
De Colo is second this season in average PIR with 22.0 per game.
Kostas Sloukas ranks sixth this season with 5.6 assists per game.
Melih Mahmutoglu ranks fourth this season in three-point accuracy at 57.6%.

Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely ranks seventh all-time with 417 offensive rebounds; Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
Vesely ranks ninth all-time with 831 two-pointers made. AX Armani Exchange Milan's Luis Scola is eighth with 849 and counting.
Vesely is ranked 12th all-time with 142 career blocks. Robertas Javtokas ranks 11th with 144.
Vesely ranks 14th all-time with 1,036 rebounds. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv manager Nikola Vujcic is 13th with 1,037.
Nando De Colo is the all-time leader in free-throw accuracy at 93.9%. Luigi Datome ranks seventh at 90.9%.
De Colo is ranked seventh all-time with 2,833 points. Real Madrid's Sergio Llull is sixth with 2,945 and counting.
De Colo ranks fourth all-time with 709 free throws made.
De Colo ranks ninth all-time with 3,177 index rating points. Georgios Printezis is eighth with 3,219.
De Colo needs 2 more steals to reach 200 for his career.
De Colo needs 4 more rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Ahmet Duverioglu is in eighth place all-time in two-point accuracy at 66.1%.
Kostas Sloukas ranks 12th all-time with 830 assists. Juan Carlos Navarro is 11th with 834 career assists.
Nikola Kalinic needs 2 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

ALBA Berlin

Roster
Rokas Giedraitis and Luke Sikma have each started every game for ALBA this season.
ALBA has registered 17 players for EuroLeague action, so at least five must sit out every game.
Peyton Siva returned to action in Round 11.
Tyler Cavanaugh is expected to miss three months with a ligament injury on his right ankle.

Streaks
Marcus Eriksson has made 23 consecutive free throws.
Eriksson has made at least 1 three-point shot in 15 of his last 16 games.
Tyler Cavanaugh has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight games.
Rokas Giedraitis has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 games.
Giedraitis has a steal in eight of his last nine games.
Niels Giffey has made a three-pointer in five straight and 10 of 11 games this season.
Giffey has made 9 straight free throws.

Rankings
Peyton Siva ranks fourth this season with 5.7 assists per game, and Martin Hermannsson ranks fifth with 5.6 assists on average.
Niels Giffey leads the league in three-point accuracy this season at 72.7%; Tyler Cavanaugh ranks fourth at 57.1%.

Records/Milestones
Niels Giffey is tied for second all-time - and first among active players - in three-point accuracy at 50.0%.

Monday, December 2, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 1
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul ALBA Berlin
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. ALBA Berlin: 1-0
Away record vs. ALBA Berlin: 0-1
ALBA Berlin
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 1-0
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2008-09 09 December 2008 Regular Season Alba Berlin 72 - 63 Fenerbahce Ulker
2008-09 30 October 2008 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 82 - 73 Alba Berlin