2019-20Regular SeasonRound 21
January 23, 2020 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 AUDI DOME
Balkans: NOVA SPORT
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Baltic: TVPLAY SPORTS, PREMIUM
Spain: DAZN
Brazil: DAZN
Turkey: beIN SPORTS
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 6
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Greece: NOVASPORTS 5HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Israel: 5SPORT

Records

6-14 Regular Season 14-6
6-14 Overall 14-6

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ, MIGUEL ANGEL
Umpire 1
JAVOR, DAMIR
Umpire 2
AMBROSOV, MYKOLA

The Take

Bayern (6-14) has lost its last six games, tying its longest negative streak in the competition, and has an opportunity to stop the slide in front of its fans. It will not be easy, however, as Maccabi (14-6) won its last three games and is arguably in its best moment since winning the EuroLeague title in 2014. T.J. Bray (14.5 ppg.), Greg Monroe (12.7) and Vladimir Lucic (11.8) are leading Bayern right now. Scottie Wilbekin (16.6) is Maccabi's top scorer, followed by Othello Hunter (10.2) and Tyler Dorsey (9.8).

Marquee matchup

Two solid big men are ready to go against each other in the paint. Monroe is an old-school, left-handed center with solid post moves who can crash the offensive glass or run the floor like a small forward. Hunter comes off a monster game against Milan - 14 points, 14 rebounds - and wants to use his experience, explosiveness and intimidation skills against Monroe. It should be a fun-to-watch matchup between two physical centers.

Earlier this season

In Round 12, Maccabi had no trouble defeating Bayern 77-55 at Menora Mivtachim Arena. Wilbekin led the winners with 16 points, Hunter added 15 while Yovel Zoosman had 13 for Maccabi, which led 41-26 at halftime and never looked back. Petteri Koponen led Bayern with 10 points. Maccabi forced Bayern to shoot the ball poorly (42.9% 2FG, 21.1% 3FG) and forced 19 turnovers.

Keys to victory: Bayern

Bayern is struggling to circulate the ball, averaging 14.4 turnovers and just 16.7 assists per night. Despite ranking third in three-point accuracy (40.2%l), Bayern is last in attempts from downtown at just 20.3 per game. On the other hand, Bayern ranks 14th in two-point shooting (49.3%). A more balanced offense, getting its shooters involved, would definitely make Bayern even more dangerous.

Keys to victory: Maccabi

Maccabi is one of the highest-scoring teams in the competition (84.8 ppg.) mainly because it is shooting the ball with really high percentages (54.7% 2FG, 38.6% 3FG). It is also suffocating opponents on defense, allowing just 76.6 points per game, leading the EuroLeague in steals (8.1 spg.) and forcing 14.2 turnovers on average. It will need that blue-collar mentality against a team like Bayern, which will play with a lot of pride in front of its own fans.

Monday, January 20, 2020
Euroleague.net
FC Bayern Munich
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GEORGE, JASON G 1.98 18
5 BRAY, THOMAS G 1.96 27
7 KING, ALEX F 2.00 34
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 31
10 MONROE, GREG C 2.11 29
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR F 2.04 30
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 27
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD G 1.99 30
16 ZIPSER, PAUL F 2.03 25
21 FLACCADORI, DIEGO G 1.93 23
22 BARTHEL, DANILO F 2.08 28
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS C 2.06 24
31 SISKO, ZAN G 1.89 22
34 HUESTIS, JOSHUA F 2.01 28
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 29
44 GRANT, SASHA F 1.98 17
66 RUDAN, MATEJ F 2.05 18
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 BRYANT, ELIJAH G 1.96 24
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE G 1.88 26
2 ACY, QUINCY F 2.01 29
3 REYNOLDS, JALEN C 2.07 27
4 CALOIARO, ANGELO F 2.03 30
5 HUNTER, OTHELLO C 2.03 33
6 COHEN, SANDY G 1.98 24
7 CASSPI, OMRI F 2.05 31
8 AVDIJA, DENI G 2.05 19
9 JACKSON, AARON G 1.90 33
11 DORSEY, TYLER G 1.96 23
12 DIBARTOLOMEO, JOHN G 1.83 28
14 WOLTERS, NATE G 1.93 28
15 COHEN, JAKE F 2.10 29
28 BLACK, TARIK C 2.06 28
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL G 2.00 21

Player Stats

Monroe, G. / 12.7 Lucic, V. / 11.9 Lo, M. / 9.2
Wilbekin, S. / 16.6 Hunter, O. / 10.2 Dorsey, T. / 9.8
Monroe, G. / 6.7
Hunter, O. / 6.4 Black, T. / 4.8
Lo, M. / 3.3
Monroe, G. / 1.4 Lucic, V. / 1.0
Wilbekin, S. / 1.3 Zoosman, Y. / 1.1 Dorsey, T. / 1.1
Monroe, G. / 0.7
Acy, Q. / 0.9 Black, T. / 0.7
2PT
Lucic, V. / 61.6% Lessort, M. / 54.8% Barthel, D. / 52.9%
Cohen, J. / 63.0% Black, T. / 61.8% Hunter, O. / 61.7%
3PT
Koponen, P. / 50.0% Lucic, V. / 44.4% Lo, M. / 43.7%
Bryant, E. / 48.0% DiBartolomeo, J. / 47.1% Wilbekin, S. / 45.8%
FT
Lucic, V. / 90.2% Barthel, D. / 81.1% Zipser, P. / 81.1%
Wilbekin, S. / 80.6% Hunter, O. / 71.4% Black, T. / 69.6%
PIR
Monroe, G. / 16.3 Lucic, V. / 15.6
Wilbekin, S. / 16.8 Hunter, O. / 14.3 Black, T. / 10.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
74.8 Points 84.8
30.8 Rebounds 36.7
9.0 O. Rebounds 10.4
21.8 D. Rebounds 26.3
16.7 Assists 17.4
6.0 Steals 8.1
2.2 Blocks 2.6
49.3% 2PT 54.7%
40.1% 3PT 38.6%
77.0% FT 72.8%
75.8 PIR 92.7

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
83.9 Points 76.6
34.4 Rebounds 34.5
11.1 O. Rebounds 10.3
23.3 D. Rebounds 24.2
18.2 Assists 15.0
7.6 Steals 6.1
3.8 Blocks 2.5
55.8% 2PT 46.1%
37.0% 3PT 35.8%
79.7% FT 75.6%
97.9 PIR 80.0

Head Coaches

KOSTIC, OLIVER
FC Bayern Munich
"Maccabi is one of the best teams this season and a candidate for the Final Four. I have great respect for their development. But our focus is on our game, we have to improve in rebounding (especially in offense) and in turnovers, that was our weakness in the last games. But this week we had some time to work on that. Of course we'll get nothing for free and have to fight over 40 minutes."
SFAIROPOULOS, IOANNIS
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"Bayern will try to fight hard for the win, we really need to be concentrated and play our game because if not, we will have a difficult time. I'm very happy we were able to sign Amar'e (Stoudemire), he will help us in the Israeli league and in the EuroLeague. We all know his great career, his qualities, and hopefully, he's in good shape to help us."

Players

ZIPSER, PAUL
FC Bayern Munich
"Maccabi is a very tough opponent. We already know that they play with high energy and very physical - this we have to match better than in the first game and then everything is possible."
COHEN, JAKE
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"The injuries hurt us lately. It's a big testament to our team that we were able to win games and play good basketball despite all of that. I'm hopeful that the new guys can build off what we started, Aaron (Jackson) and Jaylen (Reynolds) have done a great job integrating themselves into the team and being great in the locker room. I'm hopeful Amar'e can do the same thing because everyone knows the caliber player he is."

FC Bayern Munich vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

· Maccabi is undefeated in the EuroLeague against Bayern; they’ve met five times and the Israeli champs had the last laugh each time, including a 77-55 win in Round 12.

· Malcolm Delaney, who now plays for FC Barcelona, set a Bayern club record with 10 assists against Maccabi in April 2014. He also scored 17 points that night, but Maccabi won 92-94 at Audi Dome.

· Maccabi swingman Yovel Zoosman set his career-high with 8 rebounds in a Round 11 win against Bayern.

· Maccabi forward Angelo Caloiaro posted his career-high in steals with 3 in Round 11 earlier this season.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Euroleague.net

FC Bayern Munich

Roster
Vladimir Lucic is the only player who has started every game for Bayern this season.
Bayern has registered 18 players for the EuroLeague, so there will be several scratches every week.

Streaks
Petteri Koponen has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 games.
Greg Monroe has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in eight of his last nine games.
Paul Zipser has made at least 1 three-point shot in five of his last six games.

Rankings
Greg Monroe ranks fifth this season with 6.7 rebounds per game.
Greg Monroe ranks seventh in steals this season with 1.4 per game.

Records/Milestones
Petteri Koponen ranks 11th all-time in free-throw accuracy at 90.3%.
Koponen ranks 12th all-time in three-point accuracy at 46.1%.
Leon Radosevic needs 6 offensive rebounds to reach 200 for his career.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Roster
Coach Sfairopoulos has used 12 different starters and 16 players overall so far this season. No player has started every game.
Omri Casspi is out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Tarik Black has not played since Round 12 with knee problems and is due to be re-evaluated in late January.
John DiBartolomeo could miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

Streaks
Scottie Wilbekin has made multiple three-pointers in 19 straight appearances; he has made at least 1 three-pointer in 21 in a row.
Wilbekin has posted double-figure PIRs in five straight and 17 of his last 18 appearances.
Wilbekin has scored in double figures in five straight and 13 of his last 14 games. 
Othello Hunter has posted double-figure PIRs in seven of his last eight appearances.
Omri Casspi has posted double-figure PIRs in his last six games.
Casspi has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.
Elijah Bryant has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games. 
Tyler Dorsey has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last eight games.

Rankings
Scottie Wilbekin ranks sixth this season with 16.6 points per game.
Wilbekin leads the league this season with 3.5 three-point shots made per game.
Othello Hunter ranks sixth this season with 6.4 rebounds per game, and fifth with 2.4 offensive rebounds per game.

Records/Milestones
Othello Hunter is 11 points shy of reaching 1,500 for his career.
Othello Hunter ranks ninth all-time with 388 offensive rebounds. Bryant Dunston is eighth with 403 and counting.
Scottie Wilbekin needs 2 assists to reach 300 for his career.
Tarik Black ranks third all-time in two-point shooting percentage at 67.9%.
Black ranks fourth all-time in true shooting percentage at 67.7%.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 5
FC Bayern Munich Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Bayern Munich
Home record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 0-2
Away record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 0-3
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
Home record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 3-0
Away record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 2-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 05 December 2019 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 77 - 55 FC Bayern Munich
2018-19 07 March 2019 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 70 - 77 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2018-19 29 November 2018 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 95 - 71 FC Bayern Munich
2013-14 03 April 2014 Top 16 FC Bayern Munich 92 - 94 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2013-14 13 February 2014 Top 16 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 66 - 64 FC Bayern Munich