2019-20Regular SeasonRound 21
January 24, 2020 CET: 18:45
Local time: 20:45 ULKER SPORTS AND EVENT HALL
Africa: ESPN
Israel: 5SPORT
Australia: KAYO
Italy: EUROSPORT 2, EUROSPORT PLAYER
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Baltic: TVPLAY SPORTS, PREMIUM
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Brazil: DAZN
Spain: DAZN
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 2
Turkey: beIN SPORTS
Czech Republic: O2 TV SPORT
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 5
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Georgia: SILK SPORT HD 2 (GMG)
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD

Records

8-12 Regular Season 10-10
8-12 Overall 10-10

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

After a three-game winning streak, Fenerbahce (8-12) suffered a home loss against FC Barcelona but has this opportunity to bounce back in front of its home crowd. Milan (10-10) is on a seven-game road losing streak. Its last victory away from Mediolanum Forum came in late October. Nando De Colo (18.8 ppg.) is Fenerbahce's top scorer, followed by Derrick Williams (11.8) and Kostas Sloukas (11.3). Sergio Rodriguez (13.2), Vladimir Micov (11.5) and Keifer Sykes (10.5) are leading Milan's offense right now.

Marquee matchup

Two guards with multiple EuroLeague titles are ready to face each other once again. Sloukas has averaged 12.0 points and 9.8 assists for a PIR average of 22.0 in the last four games, of which Fenerbahce won three. He must make the most out of his creativity against Rodriguez, a pass-first playmaker and a former EuroLeague MVP with exquisite ballhandling and great determination. Expect a lot from this matchup between two basketball geniuses!

Earlier this season

In Round 4, Milan defeated Fenerbahce 87-74 at Mediolanum Forum. Rodriguez, who would end up being chosen MVP for October, paced the winners with 22 points. Arturas Gudaitis added 17 while Amedeo Della Valle had 15 for Milan. Jan Vesely and Joffrey Lauvergne led Fenerbahce with 14 points apiece. Milan led 41-29 at halftime and Fenerbahce never really recovered after the break.

Keys to victory: Fener

Fenerbahce's improved defense has made it more competitive. The Turkish powerhouse has allowed 80.7 points on average this season, but just 69.7 in the last three games. Rebounding remains an issue, as Fenerbahce ranks last with 29.7 boards per game, and allows 11.3 offensive rebounds on average. If Fenerbahce is able to control the defensive boards, players like De Colo, Sloukas, Vesely and Luigi Datome will take care of business at the other end.

Keys to victory: Milan

Milan is one of the best teams at defensive rebounds (25.3 drpg.) but ranks really low in offensive boards (9.4 orpg.), which is particularly worrying when the Italian powerhouse is last in two-point shooting percentage (46.6%). Milan does a great job at limiting turnovers, with just 11.8 on average. With the right ball circulation, coach Ettore Messina's team has enough talent everywhere to improve that shooting percentage and eventually be more competitive.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Euroleague.net
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 NUNNALLY, JAMES F 2.01 29
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 20
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 30
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 23
19 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 32
21 WILLIAMS, DERRICK F 2.03 28
23 THOMAS, MALCOLM C 2.06 31
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
AX Armani Exchange Milan
# Player Pos. H. Age
00 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO G 1.93 26
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR F 2.01 34
6 BILIGHA, PAUL C 2.00 29
7 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS C 2.08 26
9 MORASCHINI, RICCARDO G 1.94 29
10 ROLL, MICHAEL G 1.98 32
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO G 1.91 33
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB C 2.13 26
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.91 28
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.93 33
23 BURNS, CHRISTIAN F 2.03 34
28 SYKES, KEIFER G 1.83 26
32 BROOKS, JEFF F 2.03 30
40 SCOLA, LUIS F 2.06 39

Player Stats

De Colo, N. / 18.8 Williams, D. / 11.9 Sloukas, K. / 11.3
Rodriguez, S. / 13.2 Micov, V. / 11.5 Scola, L. / 10.1
Tarczewski, K. / 5.6 Scola, L. / 5.1 Brooks, J. / 4.9
Sloukas, K. / 6.9 De Colo, N. / 2.8
Williams, D. / 1.4
2PT
De Colo, N. / 62.9% Williams, D. / 60.0% Duverioglu, A. / 57.1%
Tarczewski, K. / 63.9% Brooks, J. / 54.3% Micov, V. / 48.5%
3PT
Mahmutoglu, M. / 51.7% Datome, L. / 44.4% Sloukas, K. / 41.7%
Roll, M. / 45.3% Micov, V. / 42.6% Rodriguez, S. / 40.0%
FT
De Colo, N. / 96.9% Sloukas, K. / 95.4% Kalinic, N. / 88.2%
Rodriguez, S. / 94.9% Micov, V. / 85.4% Della Valle, A. / 83.8%
PIR
De Colo, N. / 19.4 Sloukas, K. / 16.3 Williams, D. / 12.8
Rodriguez, S. / 12.9 Gudaitis, A. / 12.4 Micov, V. / 11.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.9 Points 77.3
29.7 Rebounds 34.6
8.5 O. Rebounds 9.4
21.2 D. Rebounds 25.3
17.9 Assists 15.3
6.0 Steals 4.9
1.7 Blocks 2.7
53.1% 2PT 46.6%
41.1% 3PT 39.3%
78.4% FT 80.5%
85.9 PIR 81.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.7 Points 79.4
33.7 Rebounds 36.0
11.3 O. Rebounds 10.5
22.4 D. Rebounds 25.5
18.6 Assists 15.3
6.6 Steals 6.2
2.2 Blocks 2.5
54.0% 2PT 51.5%
37.5% 3PT 34.6%
77.2% FT 77.7%
89.6 PIR 88.1
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Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan

· Fenerbahce holds an 11-4 advantage in head-to-head games against Milan. Fenerbahce won 10 games in a row before Milan's 87-74 win in Round 4 behind 22 points from Sergio Rodriguez.

· Fenerbahce matched its club record for free throws made in the EuroLeague with 31 against Milan in January 2014.

· Milan twice matched its club-record with 19 offensive rebounds against Fenerbahce, first in October 2014 and again in December 2018.

· Head coaches Ettore Messina and Zeljko Obradovic have combined to win 13 EuroLeague titles in the past 27 years.

· Milan's Sergio Rodriguez and Fenerbahce's Nando De Colo were backcourt mates at CSKA Moscow the last two seasons. They helped the team win the 2019 EuroLeague title. Fenerbahce guard Leo Westermann was their teammate at CSKA during the 2017-18 season.

· Fenerbahce's Nikola Kalinic has been a teammate of Milan's Nemanja Nedovic on the Serbian national team. They won the silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

· Fenerbahce swingman James Nunnally spent the second part of last season of 2018-19 season with Milan. He was a teammate of many current Milan players.

· Fenerbahce forward Luigi Datome was a teammate of Milan's Amedeo Della Valle, Paul Biligha and Jeff Brooks on the Italian national team at the 2019 World Cup.

· Datome played under Milan head coach Ettore Messina on the Italian national team in 2016.

· Fenerbahce guard Nando De Colo earned Top 16 Round 7 MVP honors in the 2014-15 season while playing for CSKA Moscow in a 97-75 victory over Milan. He tallied 18 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for a performance index rating of 29.

· Fenerbahce guard Kostas Sloukas set his career-high in rebounds with 7 playing for Fenerbahce against Milan in November 2016.

· Milan guard Nemanja Nedovic scored a career-high 31 points and accumulated a career-best index rating of 36 playing for Unicaja Malaga in a 91-99 road win at Fenerbahce in April 2018.

· Milan guard Andrea Cinciarini matched a career-high in assists with 7 against Fenerbahce in February 2018.

· Milan forward Jeff Brooks posted his career-high in assists with 6 playing for Cantu against Fenerbahce in December 2012.

· Milan center Kaleb Tarczewski matched his career-highs of 10 total rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds against Fenerbahce in December 2018.

· Nikola Kalinic posted his career highs in points (22) and PIR (26) against Milan in March 2019.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Euroleague.net

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 13 different starters this season. No player has started every game.
EuroLeague MVP Jan Vesely returned to action in Round 19 after missing nine games.

Streaks
Nando De Colo has scored in double figures in 18 of his last 19 appearances.
De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 games.
Derrick Williams has made at least 1 three-pointer in five of his last six games.
Williams has posted a performance index rating in double figures in four of his last five games. 
Kostas Sloukas has made 42 consecutive free throws. 
Sloukas has scored in double figures in nine consecutive appearances. 
Sloukas has posted a performance index rating in double figures in nine straight and 11 of his last 12 appearances. 
Luigi Datome has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 straight games.
Nikola Kalinic has made 23 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Nando De Colo ranks fifth this season in average PIR with 19.4 per game.
De Colo ranks fourth this season with 18.8 points per game.
Kostas Sloukas ranks second this season with 6.9 assists per game.
Derrick Williams ranks sixth in steals this season with 1.4 per game.
Melih Mahmutoglu ranks fourth this season in three-point accuracy at 51.7%.

Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely ranks seventh all-time with 420 offensive rebounds; Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
Vesely ranks 10th all-time with 837 two-pointers made. Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus is ninth with 840 and counting.
Vesely is tied for 12th all-time with 143 career blocks each. He is tied with James Gist of Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Robertas Javtokas is 11th with 144.
Vesely ranks 13th all-time with 1,046 rebounds. Victor Khryapa is 12th with 1,070.
Nando De Colo is the all-time leader in free-throw accuracy at 94.07%. Luigi Datome is sixth at 91.04%. James Nunnally is eighth at 90.48%.
De Colo ranks sixth all-time with 2,988 points. Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes is fifth with 3,008 and counting.
De Colo ranks fourth all-time with 745 free throws made.
De Colo ranks eighth all-time with 3,333 index rating points. Georgios Printezis is seventh with 3,368 and counting.
James Nunnally ranks fourth all-time, and first among active players, in three-point accuracy at 49.49%.
Ahmet Duverioglu ranks ninth all-time in two-point accuracy at 65.59%.
Kostas Sloukas ranks ninth all-time with 900 assists. Theo Papaloukas is eighth with 977.
Sloukas is 22 points shy of 2,000 for his career.
Sloukas needs 15 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Nikola Kalinic needs 17 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Nunnally needs 2 three-point shots to reach 100 for his career.

AX Armani Exchange Milan

Roster
Head coach Ettore Messina has used 14 different players in the team's starting lineup so far this season. No one has started every game.
Riccardo Moraschini and Jeff Brooks missed the last two games with injuries.
Milan parted ways with Aaron White and Shelvin Mack last week.

Streaks
Sergio Rodriguez has made 12 consecutive free throws.
Rodriguez has made at least 1 three-pointer in five consecutive games. 
Vladimir Micov has made at least 1 three-point shot in six of his last seven appearances.
Nemanja Nedovic has made at least 1 three-point shot in seven of his last eight appearances.
Nedovic has made 16 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Paul Biligha is tied for third this season with 1.0 blocks per game.

Records/Milestones
Sergio Rodriguez ranks third all-time with 1,189 assists. Dimitris Diamantidis is second with 1,255.
Rodriguez ranks seventh all-time with 419 three-pointers made. Gianluca Basile is sixth with 421.
Rodriguez ranks 11th all-time with 2,689 points. Marcus Brown is in 10th place with 2,739.
Luis Scola ranks seventh all-time with 871 two-pointers made. CSKA center Kyle Hines is sixth with 935 and counting.
Kaleb Tarczewski ranks fourth all-time in two-point accuracy at 66.79%.
Tarczewski ranks third all-time in true shooting percentage at 67.96%; Arturas Gudaitis ranks ninth at 64.33%.
Arturas Gudaitis needs 14 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Gudaitis needs 1 offensive rebound to reach 200 for his career.
Sergio Rodriguez needs 32 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Vladimir Micov needs 7 more three-point shots to reach 300 for his career.
Michael Roll needs 5 more three-point shots to reach 100 for his career.

Sunday, January 19, 2020
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
11 - 4
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul AX Armani Exchange Milan
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan: 6-1
Away record vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan: 5-3
AX Armani Exchange Milan
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 3-5
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 1-6

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 25 October 2019 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Milan 87 - 74 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2018-19 28 March 2019 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 90 - 104 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2018-19 13 December 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 92 - 85 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
2017-18 22 February 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 89 - 70 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
2017-18 19 October 2017 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 86 - 92 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2016-17 06 January 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 86 - 79 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2016-17 24 November 2016 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 70 - 79 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2014-15 20 March 2015 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 98 - 77 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2014-15 22 January 2015 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 71 - 82 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 20 November 2014 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 74 - 80 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 17 October 2014 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 77 - 74 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 28 March 2014 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 73 - 82 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 30 January 2014 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 90 - 85 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2011-12 29 February 2012 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani 85 - 72 Fenerbahce Ulker
2011-12 25 January 2012 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker 65 - 63 EA7 Emporio Armani