2019-20Regular SeasonRound 3
October 17, 2019 CET: 19:45
Local time: 20:45 ULKER SPORTS AND EVENT HALL
Africa: ESPN 2
Israel: 5PLUS
Balkans: SPORTKLUB6
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Baltic: TVPLAY PREMIUM
Spain: DAZN
Brazil: DAZN
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 3
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 7
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4HD
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD10
Indonesia: MOLA TV

Records

0-2 Regular Season 1-1
0-2 Overall 1-1

Referees

Crew Chief
BOLTAUZER, MATEJ
Umpire 1
PATERNICO, CARMELO
Umpire 2
VILIUS, GYTIS

The Take

Two EuroLeague powerhouses meet again for the 28th time since the competition started in 2000, making this a classic showdown in the competition. Nando De Colo has been Fenerbahce's top scorer until now (20.5 ppg.), followed by Derrick Williams (9.5) and Ali Muhammed (8.5). Toko Shengelia (15.5), Pierria Henry (10.0) and Luca Vildoza (10.0) have been Baskonia's main guns so far.

History lesson

Fenerbahce has stood in Baskonia's way to success in recent years. In 2016, Fenerbahce needed overtime to defeat Baskonia 88-77 in the EuroLeague semifinals. Bogdan Bogdanovic led Fenerbahce with 18 points and Ioannis Bourousis had 22 points and 10 rebounds for Baskonia. In 2018, Fenerbahce downed Baskonia 3-1 in the EuroLeague Playoffs, sealing its Final Four ticket with an 83-92 road win in Game 4.

Marquee matchup

Shengelia is Baskonia's franchise player. In his sixth EuroLeague campaign with the team, Shengelia makes the difference at power forward due to his size, ballhandling, intensity and all-around scoring skills. He faces a similar player in terms of athleticism and scoring in Derrick Williams, a great finisher around and over the rim. Expect a very exciting, high-voltage matchup between them.

Stats track

Fenerbahce is one of the lowest-scoring teams in the competition (66.5 ppg.) through two games. Its two-point accuracy is at 43.6% after having led the 2018-19 EuroLeague in that category (58.3%). On the other hand, Baskonia ranks last in three-point shooting, hitting just 10-of-41 (24.4%), so both teams have a lot of room for improvement. Baskonia leads the EuroLeague in blocked shots at 5.5 per game.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce has a core of players who have worked together really well for years, led by Kostas Sloukas, Ali Muhammed, Gigi Datome, Nikola Kalinic and Jan Vesely. The hosts need to stop Youssoupha Fall and Michael Eric down low but have enough big guys – with Vesely, Ahmet Duverioglu and Vladimir Stimac – to do so. Fenerbahce will seek to improve its two-point shooting percentage through better ball circulation. Sloukas and Muhammed will have a critical role in order to do that.

Keys to victory: Baskonia

Baskonia is last in three-point shooting accuracy despite having some specialists like Matt Janning, Patricio Garino and Vildoza. Having better numbers from downtown will create more space for Shengelia, Fall and Eric to play around the baskets. Baskonia relies on Vildoza and Henry to set the right game tempo, especially when Fall, a potential difference-maker, is on the court.

Fenerbahce injuries

Joffrey Lauvergne and Egehan Arna are in the process of recovering from their respective injuries.

Baskonia injuries

Luca Vildoza (shoulder) and Nikolas Stauskas (knee) are doubtful against Fenerbahce.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Euroleague.net
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
9 WESTERMANN, LEO G 1.98 27
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 29
12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 27
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 31
77 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY C 2.11 28
91 STIMAC, VLADIMIR C 2.10 32
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 PENAVA, AJDIN C 2.06 22
3 VILDOZA, LUCA G 1.91 24
5 GONZALEZ, MIGUEL G 2.01 20
7 HENRY, PIERRIA G 1.93 26
10 LOPEZ, LAUTARO G 1.81 20
11 JANNING, MATT G 1.93 31
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.11 24
15 GRANGER, JAYSON G 1.89 30
19 FALL, YOUSSOUPHA C 2.21 24
22 STAUSKAS, NIKOLAS G 1.97 26
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE C 2.06 28
29 GARINO, PATRICIO F 2.01 26
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON F 2.01 25
33 POLONARA, ACHILLE C 2.02 27
50 ERIC, MICHAEL C 2.10 31

Player Stats

Shengelia, T. / 15.5 Henry, P. / 10.0 Vildoza, L. / 10.0
Henry, P. / 3.5 Janning, M. / 2.0 Vildoza, L. / 1.0
Fall, Y. / 2.5 Shengelia, T. / 0.5 Polonara, A. / 0.5
2PT
Duverioglu, A. / 100.0 % Muhammed, A. / 66.7 % De Colo, N. / 62.5 %
Eric, M. / 70.0 % Fall, Y. / 66.7 % Henry, P. / 64.3 %
3PT
Kalinic, N. / 66.7 % Mahmutoglu, M. / 50.0 % De Colo, N. / 41.7 %
Janning, M. / 33.3 % Shields, S. / 33.3 % Vildoza, L. / 33.3 %
FT
Sloukas, K. / 100.0 % De Colo, N. / 100.0 % Muhammed, A. / 100.0 %
Vildoza, L. / 100.0 % Garino, P. / 100.0 % Shengelia, T. / 85.7 %
PIR
De Colo, N. / 19.5 Williams, D. / 10.5 Muhammed, A. / 7.5
Henry, P. / 14.5 Vildoza, L. / 14.0 Shengelia, T. / 13.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
66.5 Points 73.0
30.5 Rebounds 38.5
11.0 O. Rebounds 13.5
19.5 D. Rebounds 25.0
13.0 Assists 12.0
5.0 Steals 9.0
2.0 Blocks 5.5
43.5 % 2PT 54.2 %
34.0 % 3PT 24.4 %
80.0 % FT 56.5 %
61.0 PIR 76.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.5 Points 68.5
33.5 Rebounds 38.5
11.0 O. Rebounds 13.5
22.5 D. Rebounds 25.0
19.5 Assists 15.0
7.0 Steals 5.0
3.0 Blocks 4.0
52.1 % 2PT 47.3 %
42.5 % 3PT 26.5 %
70.6 % FT 77.8 %
87.5 PIR 69.0

Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"After so many months we will finally have a home game in front of our people. Regarding our bad start, we need to play one game to take confidence and understand that the only way is very simple: fighting from the first second to the last. We will meet a team that have excellent starters on both ends. They are a very good team, and to win it will be necessary to play 100 percent focused from beginning to end."
PERASOVIC, VELIMIR
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
"Fenerbahce is a team built to play Final Fours. They lost two games, but nobody in this league can win easy on the road, and they had options to win both games. They are especially aggressive in defense at home and that normally forces you out of your comfort zone. I want to send a positive message because despite the losses we had lately we can still draw positive things from them to aspire to everything. I think we played better than the results say."

Players

SLOUKAS, KOSTAS
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"It's our first home game in the EuroLeague. No question that this is important for us after two very bad losses. We want to recover and we want to play a solid game with our fans by our side."
DIOP, ILIMANE
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
"We expect a tough game. They are in a complicated situation thay maybe they did not expect, but they have a great team with 12 high-level players. Defense is always the most important thing. We only have to think about playing good defense and insist on that."

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

· Baskonia holds a 14-13 advantage over Fenerbahce this century, but Fenerbahce has won seven of its last nine meetings against Baskonia, including a regular-season sweep last season.

· In the 2017-18 season, Fenerbahce swept Baskonia in the regular season and then prevailed in the EuroLeague Playoffs, winning their best-of-five series 3-1.

· Baskonia and Fenerbahce battled in the 2016 EuroLeague semifinals. Fenerbahce beat Baskonia 88-77 in overtime thanks to 18 points from Bogdan Bogdanovic.

· Baskonia's injured guard Jayson Granger and Fenerbahce big man Ahmet Duverioglu were teammates at Anadolu Efes Istanbul during the 2015-16 season.

· Fenerbahce guard Nando De Colo and Baskonia forward Toko Shengelia were teammates at Valencia Basket during the 2009-10 season and won the 2010 EuroCup title together that season.

· De Colo tied his career-high with 4 steals playing for CSKA Moscow against Baskonia in Game 4 of 2019 EuroLeague Playoffs.

· Derrick Williams posted his career-high in blocks with 3 playing for FC Bayern Munich against Baskonia in October 2018.

· Vladimir Stimac posted his career highs in total rebounds (17) and offensive rebounds (8) playing for Anadolu Efes Istanbul against Baskonia in December 2017.

· Shengelia set his career-high in steals with 4 against Fenerbahce in November 2018.

· Ilimane Diop posted his career-high in index rating with 25 against Fenerbahce in that same game.

· Granger posted a career-high with 4 steals playing for Unicaja Malaga against Fenerbahce in a January 2015 game.

· Fenerbahce guard Kostas Sloukas matched his career-high with 11 assists against Baskonia twice in the EuroLeague Playoffs last season, in Games 1 and 3 of the series that Fenerbahce won 3-1.

· Baskonia swingman Shavon Shields posted his career-high in points with 22 against Fenerbahce in January 2019.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Euroleague.net

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Big man Joffrey Lauvergne has yet to play this season due to injury.

Rankings
Luigi Datome has made 21 consecutive free throws.
Melih Mahmutoglu has made 18 consecutive free throws.
Mahmutoglu has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six games.
Nando De Colo has made 19 consecutive free throws.
De Colo has scored at least 15 points and made at least 2 three-pointers in each of his last six games.

Rankings
Jan Vesely ranked fifth last season with an average PIR of 17.6 per game and was fourth in steals with 1.4 per game.
Nando De Colo ranked third in scoring last season with 14.7 points per game.
De Colo was third in free throw accuracy last season at 94.57%.
Ali Muhammed was third in three-point accuracy last season at 49.6%.

Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely ranks seventh all-time with 403 offensive rebounds; Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
Nando De Colo is the all-time leader in free throw accuracy at 93.87%. Luigi Datome ranks fifth at 91.09%.

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Roster
Nik Stauskas and Lautaro Tomas Lopez are in line to make their respective EuroLeague debuts.
Jayson Granger will miss most of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

Streaks
Luca Vildoza has made 22 consecutive free throws.
Matt Janning has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight and 22 of his last 23 appearances.

Rankings
Last season Michael Eric ranked fourth in offensive rebounds with 2.3 per game.

Records/Milestones
Jayson Granger needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his career.
Granger needs 9 more assists to reach 600 for his career.

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Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
13 - 14
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 8-5
Away record vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 4-9
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 9-4
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 5-8

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 04 January 2019 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 96 - 87 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
2018-19 09 November 2018 Regular Season KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 72 - 74 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2017-18 26 April 2018 Playoffs KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 83 - 92 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2017-18 24 April 2018 Playoffs KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 88 - 83 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2017-18 20 April 2018 Playoffs Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 95 - 89 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2017-18 18 April 2018 Playoffs Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 82 - 73 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2017-18 05 January 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 79 - 74 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2017-18 30 November 2017 Regular Season KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 69 - 83 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2016-17 09 March 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 74 - 79 Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2016-17 11 November 2016 Regular Season Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 86 - 52 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2015-16 13 May 2016 Final Four Fenerbahce Istanbul 88 - 77 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
2014-15 02 April 2015 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 93 - 76 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 06 February 2015 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 91 - 90 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2013-14 03 April 2014 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 95 - 73 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2013-14 13 February 2014 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 98 - 64 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2012-13 14 March 2013 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 87 - 67 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2012-13 18 January 2013 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 75 - 97 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2011-12 24 November 2011 Regular Season Caja Laboral 90 - 85 Fenerbahce Ulker
2011-12 19 October 2011 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 66 - 69 Caja Laboral
2008-09 04 December 2008 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 69 - 81 Tau Ceramica
2008-09 20 October 2008 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 80 - 70 Fenerbahce Ulker
2007-08 19 March 2008 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker 75 - 59 Tau Ceramica
2007-08 20 February 2008 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 103 - 84 Fenerbahce Ulker
2004-05 09 February 2005 Regular Season Ulker 86 - 73 Tau Ceramica
2004-05 15 December 2004 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 71 - 81 Ulker
2001-02 27 March 2002 Top 16 Ulker 72 - 89 Tau Ceramica
2001-02 27 February 2002 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 101 - 69 Ulker