2019-20Regular SeasonRound 13
December 12, 2019 CET: 18:45
Local time: 20:45 ULKER SPORTS AND EVENT HALL
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Records

5-7 Regular Season 10-2
5-7 Overall 10-2

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANIEL
Umpire 1
PUKL,SASA
Umpire 2
DIFALLAH, MEHDI

The Take

Both teams arrive at this Istanbul derby in good shape. Efes leads the competition and is on a six-game winning streak. After a 2-7 start, Fenerbahce has won its last three games and is back on track, getting closer and closer to the top half of the standings. Shane Larkin (22.2 ppg.), Vasilije Micic (15.2 ppg.) and Sertac Sanli (11.5 ppg.) have led Efes so far. Nando De Colo (20.5 ppg.) has been Fenerbahce's top scorer until now, followed by Derrick Williams (11.3 ppg.) and Kostas Sloukas (10.6 ppg.).

Marquee matchup

Two of the best combo guards in the competition are set to test their scoring skills. Larkin has been just unstoppable all season long, but especially in the last two games, including breaking the EuroLeague's all-time scoring record with 49 points against FC Bayern Munich. Sloukas earned Round 12 MVP honors after tallying 23 points, 10 assists and a PIR of 39 against ALBA Berlin. Two great players in outstanding shape go head to head!

History lesson

Fenerbahce has a 10-3 record against Efes in EuroLeague history. Efes, however, took the most critical showdown between the squads ever. In the first-ever EuroLeague semifinal between Turkish teams, Efes defeated Fenerbahce 73-92 last season. Shane Larkin paced the winners with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for a PIR of 43, the highest ever in a Final Four game. Vasilije Micic added 25 points for Efes.

We meet again

Several players have worn born jerseys, which adds anticipation to this showdown. Dogus Balbay played for Fenerbahce in the past, in the 2005-06 season. Ahmet Duverioglu played for Efes until the end of the 2015-16 season, while Vladimir Stimac donned an Efes jersey during the 2017-18 season.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce has solved its scoring problems in recent weeks. It is averaging 77.7 points per game, but that number rises to 94.7 on its current three-game winning streak. In those three showdowns, Fenerbahce has managed to get excellent shooting percentages (61.8% 2FG, 52.4% 3FG), so if Coach Zeljko Obradovic's team keeps finding good shots, it will have a good chance to win. Finding a way to stop Vasilije Micic and Shane Larkin, however, is the biggest key for Fenerbahce.

Keys to victory: Efes

Efes is the second-best scoring team in the competition (86.4 ppg.) mainly because of its excellent shooting percentages; it is averaging 58.8% inside the arc and 37.4% from downtown. Efes ranks second in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.633) but has struggled to power the boards since Bryant Dunston was injured. Efes only grabs 9.4 offensive rebounds on average and will need extra aggressiveness under the baskets to steal a road win at Ulker Sports Arena.

Injuries: Efes

Adrien Moerman and Bryant Dunston are still sidelined and won't play against Fenerbahce.

Monday, December 9, 2019
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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
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.82 27
1 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE G 1.95 31
2 SINGLETON, CHRIS F 2.06 30
3 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN F 2.03 20
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 30
6 KURTULDUM, MUSTAFA F 1.96 18
8 GECIM, TOLGA F 2.06 23
10 ILYASOGLU, OMERCAN G 1.95 18
15 SANLI, SERTAC C 2.12 28
19 TUNCER, BUGRAHAN G 1.93 26
21 PLEISS, TIBOR C 2.21 30
22 MICIC, VASILIJE G 1.96 25
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98 30
25 PETERS, ALEC F 2.06 24
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 33
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV G 1.97 34

Player Stats

De Colo, N. / 20.5 Williams, D. / 11.3 Sloukas, K. / 10.6
Larkin, S. / 22.2 Micic, V. / 15.2 Dunston, B. / 11.4
Williams, D. / 4.7
Dunston, B. / 6.6
Sloukas, K. / 5.9 De Colo, N. / 2.6
Micic, V. / 6.7 Larkin, S. / 3.9 Simon, K. / 2.5
Williams, D. / 1.3
Micic, V. / 1.5 Singleton, C. / 1.3 Larkin, S. / 1.1
Williams, D. / 0.6 Vesely, J. / 0.5
Dunston, B. / 1.6 Pleiss, T. / 0.6
2PT
De Colo, N. / 62.9% Williams, D. / 58.0% Vesely, J. / 55.1%
Dunston, B. / 72.9% Pleiss, T. / 69.1% Micic, V. / 54.7%
3PT
Mahmutoglu, M. / 57.1% De Colo, N. / 48.6% Datome, L. / 42.4%
Larkin, S. / 53.5% Singleton, C. / 48.3% Peters, A. / 42.9%
FT
De Colo, N. / 97.0% Sloukas, K. / 92.7% Williams, D. / 55.6%
Larkin, S. / 86.5%
PIR
De Colo, N. / 21.4 Sloukas, K. / 13.8 Williams, D. / 12.5
Larkin, S. / 25.2 Micic, V. / 17.6 Dunston, B. / 17.1

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
77.7 Points 86.4
29.5 Rebounds 34.1
8.2 O. Rebounds 9.4
21.3 D. Rebounds 24.7
16.9 Assists 18.9
5.3 Steals 6.6
2.0 Blocks 2.5
53.0% 2PT 58.8%
39.9% 3PT 37.4%
73.8% FT 84.9%
81.8 PIR 104.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.9 Points 78.3
33.8 Rebounds 33.5
10.9 O. Rebounds 10.9
22.8 D. Rebounds 22.6
18.9 Assists 19.6
6.7 Steals 5.9
2.3 Blocks 2.8
52.9% 2PT 51.4%
40.1% 3PT 35.6%
76.4% FT 83.5%
90.4 PIR 83.3

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"We play against the leaders. They play excellent basketball, so this is more reason for us to have extra motivation to try to play a really good game in front of our fans. Games against Efes are special for us, and we need to try to give everything we have inside. Of course, we hope our people will come to help us and understand that every game until the end of the season will be very important for us."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"Fenerbahce Beko has the best coach and it is the team with the most capacity in the EuroLeague. The place where they are now in the standings does not show their real potential. A tough game is waiting for us. We have won very hard five games on the road so far in the EuroLeague. On Thursday night, by performing a calm team play as always, we will reflect all our strength on court to win this game."

Players

SLOUKAS, KOSTAS
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"It's a derby we know this. It's important for the club and the fans. We are playing the leaders, so that is extra motivation for us. We have to be ready for a good fight against a great team."
SINGLETON, CHRIS
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"It will be a hard game. It is gonna be an emotional game because of the derby. So the game is very important. We want to maintain our place in the standings. For this, we know how important a win is for us. We will try our best to get the victory."

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

· Last season, the two teams played each other 13 times in all competitions with Efes winning eight of them, including a 73-92 victory in the Final Four semifinals and a 4-3 series win in the Turkish League finals.

· This Istanbul derby has been dominated by Fenerbahce with a 10-3 record in their brief Turkish Airlines EuroLeague history together dating back to 2014, with Fenerbahce winning the first seven matches.

· The last time Efes and Fenerbahce faced each other in the EuroLeague, Shane Larkin shined with 30 points, 7 assists and a career-high 7 rebounds, accumulating a Final Four record this century in performance index rating with 43. Efes beat Fenerbahce 73-92 to reach the championship game.

· In late September, Efes held off Fenerbahce 79-74 to lift the Turkish Supercup as Krunoslav Simon netted 22 points, while Vasilije Micic 16 points and 9 assists.

· Efes big man Bryant Dunston was a teammate of Fenerbahce point guard Kostas Sloukas at two different clubs for a total of three seasons. The two were first teammates at Aris Thessaloniki during the 2010-11 season and then from 2013 to 2015 at Olympiacos Piraeus.

· Efes forward Alec Peters and Fenerbahce guard Nando De Colo were teammates at CSKA Moscow last season. They won the 2019 EuroLeague title together.

· Fenerbahce big man Ahmet Duverioglu played for Efes during the 2015-16 season and was a teammate there of Dogus Balbay and Dunston.

· Fenerbahce center Vladimir Stimac played for Efes during the 2017-18 season. He played the second part of the season under Coach Ataman and was a teammate of Balbay, Dunston and Krunoslav Simon.

· Efes guard Krunoslav Simon came through the youth ranks at KK Zagreb and made his EuroLeague debut there during the 2011-12 season under current Fenerbahce assistant coach Vlado Androic.

· Melih Mahmutoglu and Ali Muhammed have been teammates of Dogus Balbay’s on the Turkish national team. All three played under current Efes head coach Ergin Ataman in the past.

· Efes center Sertac Sanli played alongside Balbay and Mahmutoglu on the Turkish national team at the 2019 FIBA World Cup this past summer.

· Zalgiris point guard Leo Westermann and Efes forward Adrien Moerman were teammates at Limoges CSP during the 2014-15 season.

· Nando de Colo of Fenerbahce and Rodrigue Beaubois of Efes started their careers with Cholet Basket and played together from 2006 to 2009. They led their team to Leaders Cup (former Semaine des As) titles in 2007 and 2008.

· The reigning EuroLeague MVP, Fenerbahce big man Jan Vesely, set career-highs in PIR (36) and assists (7) against Efes in Round 4 of last season.

· Efes big man Chris Singleton posted his career-high in defensive rebounds with 11 playing for Panathinaikos against Fenerbahce in January 2018.

· Injured Efes forward Adrien Moerman set his career-highs with 15 total rebounds, including 13 defensive rebounds, playing for SLUC Nancy against Fenerbahce in November 2011.

· Rodrigue Beaubois set his career-high in rebounds with 6 playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Fenerbahce in April 2018.

· Fenerbahce guard Nando De Colo was the MVP for Top 16 Round 3 in the 2014-15 season after leading CSKA Moscow to a 69-78 triumph at Efes with 22 points on 12-of-13 free-throw shooting for a PIR of 34.

· De Colo marched his career-high with 4 steals against Efes in January 2015.

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Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 12 different starters this season. No player has started every game.
Nando De Colo returned to action in Round 12 after missing four games with an injury.
Nikola Kalinic has missed the last two games with a broken nose.

Streaks
Nando De Colo has scored in double figures in 12 straight appearances.
De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 games.
De Colo has made 20 consecutive free throws.
Derrick Williams has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 games.
Kostas Sloukas hs made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven games. He is shooting 13 for 26 from downtown (50%) over that period.
Sloukas has made 18 consecutive free throws. 
Sloukas has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games. 
Luigi Datome has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 games.

Rankings
Nando De Colo is third this season in average PIR with 21.4 per game.
De Colo ranks second this season with 20.5 points per game.
Kostas Sloukas ranks fourth this season with 5.9 assists per game.
Melih Mahmutoglu is tied for second this season in three-point accuracy at 57.1%.

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. Nikola Vujcic is eighth with 850.
Vesely ranks 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 93.96%. Luigi Datome ranks seventh at 90.94%.
De Colo ranks seventh all-time with 2,851 points. Real Madrid's Sergio Llull is sixth with 2,945 and counting.
De Colo ranks fourth all-time with 715 free throws made.
De Colo ranks ninth all-time with 3,194 index rating points. Georgios Printezis is eighth with 3,225.
De Colo needs 2 more steals to reach 200 for his career.
De Colo needs 2 more rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Ahmet Duverioglu is tied for fifth place all-time in two-point accuracy at 66.7%.
Kostas Sloukas has moved into 11th all-time with 840 assists. His countryman Nikos Zisis is 10th with 885 career assists.
Nikola Kalinic needs 2 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster
Coach Ataman has used 11 different players in his starting lineups so far this season. Only Vasilije Micic has started every game.
Efes has 16 players registered to play this season, so at least four must sit every game.
Chris Singleton has never sat out a EuroLeague game. He has 145 appearances in his fifth season in the competition.
Bryant Dunston has missed the last five games with an injury.

Streaks
Shane Larkin has made at least 1 three-point shot in 25 straight games. He's made multiple threes in eight of his last nine games.
Larkin has scored in double figures in eight straight and 19 of his last 20 games.
Larkin has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.
Bryant Dunston has blocked at least 1 shot in 14 consecutive games.
James Anderson has made 18 consecutive free throws.
Adrien Moerman has made 10 consecutive free throws.
Micic has made at least 1 three-pointer in five of his last six games.
Micic has made 25 consecutive free throws.
Tibor Pleiss has made 16 consecutive free throws.
Chris Singleton has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven consecutive games. He is shooting 12 for 20 from downtown over that stretch.
Singleton has made 11 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Shane Larkin leads the league this season in average PIR with 25.2 per game.
Larkin is this season's scoring leader with 22.2 points per game.
Shane Larkin ranks fifth this season in three-point accuracy at 53.5%.
Larkin ranks second this season with 3.5 three-point shots made per game, and Vasilije Micic is tied for fifth with 2.4 on average.
Vasilije Micic ranks second this season with 6.7 assists per game.
Micic ranks fifth in steals this season with 1.5 per game.
Bryant Dunston ranks fifth this season with 6.6 rebounds per game.
Dunston ranks second this season with 1.6 blocks per game.
Dunston leads the league in two-point accuracy this season at 72.9%; Tibor Pleiss ranks fifth at 69.1%.

Records/Milestones
Shane Larkin set the all-time single-game EuroLeague scoring record with 49 points in a Round 11 win over FC Bayern Munich. In that same game, he also tied the competition record with 10 three-pointers made.
Bryant Dunston ranks second all-time with 242 blocks. He trails only Fran Vazquez (249).
Dunston is eighth all-time with 403 career offensive rebounds. Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce is seventh with 417 and counting.
Tibor Pleiss is ranked seventh all-time with 168 blocked shots. Stephane Lasme is sixth with 174.
Chris Singleton needs 2 blocks to reach 100 for his career.
Singleton needs to make 7 three-point shots to reach 200 for his career.
Vasilije Micic needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
10 - 3
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul Anadolu Efes Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 6-0
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 4-2
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 2-4
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 0-6

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 17 May 2019 Final Four Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 73 - 92 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2018-19 28 February 2019 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 84 - 66 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2018-19 25 October 2018 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 89 - 83 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2017-18 19 January 2018 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 84 - 89 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2017-18 25 October 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 81 - 70 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2016-17 23 March 2017 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 80 - 77 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2016-17 17 November 2016 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 88 - 80 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 01 April 2016 Top 16 Fenerbahce Istanbul 90 - 86 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 05 February 2016 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 73 - 77 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2014-15 09 April 2015 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 83 - 72 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2014-15 13 February 2015 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 71 - 77 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2013-14 10 April 2014 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 84 - 65 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2013-14 21 February 2014 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 63 - 71 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul