2018-19Regular SeasonRound 29
March 28, 2019 CET: 20:05
Local time: 21:05 MENORA MIVTACHIM ARENA
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Records

13-15 Regular Season 8-20
13-15 Overall 8-20

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

In its final home game of the regular season, Maccabi will look for a decisive win to remain in the playoff hunt. The Israeli champs are one of seven teams vying for one of the three remaining playoff berths. Gran Canaria is playing carefree basketball and routed Olympiacos Piraeus last week in a game that hindered the Reds' playoff push. However, while Gran Canaria has won two of its last three games, it has not won on the road since Round 11 in December.

In their previous meeting

Gran Canaria bested Maccabi 84-78 in Round 7 behind a career night from forward Eulis Baez. He set a career-high with a performance index rating of 32 and finished the game with 16 points on 8-of-9 free throw shooting, 10 rebounds, 4 assists, a steal, a block and 7 fouls drawn. Chris Evans led the winners with 17 points and Clevin Hannah scored 15 for Gran Canaria. Maccabi led 65-68 midway through the fourth quarter, but Baez helped steer Gran Canaria on a 14-6 push that gave the hosts control for good. Michael Roll paced Maccabi with 15 points and DeAndre Kane and Alex Tyus each added 13.

Marquee matchup

The top scorer on each team is a gunner who can dominate any game when he gets hot from the perimeter. Though Maccabi's Scottie Wilbekin (12.9 ppg.) plays point guard and Gran Canaria's Marcus Eriksson (10.9 ppg.) is a small forward, their shooting will greatly impact the game. They have each made at least 4 threes in a game five times this season and a similar shooting night Thursday at Menora Mivtachim Arena would be a game-changer.

Keys to victory: Maccabi

Maccabi set a club rebounding record with 54 boards on the road at Khimki Moscow Region last week and similar rebounding dominance against Gran Canaria could be a key to victory. Not only is Maccabi, which ranks fourth in the league with 35.4 rebounds per game, superior to Gran Canaria, 12th with 31.6 per game, but the visitors also allow the second-most rebounds (35.7). That sounds like good news for Tarik Black, Johnny O'Bryant and Alex Tyus.

Keys to victory: Gran Canaria

For the season, Gran Canaria is ranked 14th in three-point accuracy at 34.2% and has made 8.8 threes per game however in its last two wins the team has been hot from downtown. Against Darussafaka the Islanders eight different players struck from downtown and the team was 12 for 25. Against Olympiacos, Marcus Eriksson was 6 for 10 from downtown and Siim-Sander Vene 3 for 3 as the team made 13 of 29. Great outside shooting could be the trump card in Tel Aviv.

Monday, March 25, 2019
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE G 1.88 25
2 PARGO, JEREMY G 1.88 33
3 O'BRYANT, JOHNNY F 2.06 25
4 CALOIARO, ANGELO F 2.03 29
5 ROLL, MICHAEL G 1.98 31
7 KANE, DEANDRE G 1.96 29
8 AVDIJA, DENI G 2.05 18
9 TYUS, ALEX C 2.03 31
12 DIBARTOLOMEO, JOHN G 1.83 27
15 COHEN, JAKE F 2.10 28
18 SAHAR, DORI G 1.95 18
28 BLACK, TARIK C 2.06 27
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL G 2.00 20
Herbalife Gran Canaria
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WILEY, JACOB F 2.03 24
1 SERRANO, MIGUEL F 2.03 18
2 BALCEROWSKI, ALEKSANDER C 2.15 18
3 LOPEZ, JAVI G 1.88 19
4 OLIVER, ALBERT G 1.86 40
5 HANNAH, CLEVIN G 1.79 31
6 NELSON, LUKE G 1.90 23
7 MAGETTE, JOSH G 1.85 29
8 ERIKSSON, MARCUS F 2.01 25
9 VENE, SIIM-SANDER F 2.02 28
12 BALVIN, ONDREJ C 2.17 26
13 BAEZ, EULIS C 2.01 37
18 DIOP, KHALIFA C 2.08 17
21 PAULI, ORIOL F 2.01 24
22 RABASEDA, XAVIER F 1.98 30
24 STRAWBERRY, DJ F 1.96 33
25 MADSEN, ALEXANDER F 2.08 24
31 RADICEVIC, NIKOLA G 1.94 24
32 KLJAJIC, JOVAN G 1.97 17
34 JEFFERSON, CORY C 2.06 28
41 TILLIE, KIM C 2.10 30
77 RODRIGUEZ, PAULO F 2.01 19

Player Stats

Wilbekin, S. / 12.9 O'Bryant, J. / 10.8 Black, T. / 10.5
O'Bryant, J. / 5.8 Black, T. / 5.3 Caloiaro, A. / 4.9
Balvin, O. / 5.1
Wilbekin, S. / 3.2 Roll, M. / 2.8 Kane, D. / 2.6
Hannah, C. / 3.9 Oliver, A. / 3.5
Caloiaro, A. / 1.1 Kane, D. / 1.1
Rabaseda, X. / 1.2 Hannah, C. / 1.1
Tyus, A. / 1.1 Black, T. / 0.8
2PT
Black, T. / 69.2 % Tyus, A. / 65.7 % Caloiaro, A. / 61.7 %
Balvin, O. / 66.1 % Pauli, O. / 60.0 % Eriksson, M. / 53.2 %
3PT
Roll, M. / 42.2 % DiBartolomeo, J. / 35.4 % Wilbekin, S. / 33.2 %
Eriksson, M. / 42.6 % Tillie, K. / 41.4 % Vene, S. / 38.0 %
FT
Caloiaro, A. / 79.2 % Wilbekin, S. / 78.7 % O'Bryant, J. / 77.6 %
Hannah, C. / 91.1 % Baez, E. / 78.6 % Rabaseda, X. / 77.4 %
PIR
Black, T. / 13.0 Wilbekin, S. / 10.7 Caloiaro, A. / 10.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 78.6
35.4 Rebounds 31.6
11.5 O. Rebounds 10.5
23.9 D. Rebounds 21.1
15.9 Assists 17.5
6.7 Steals 6.9
2.8 Blocks 2.0
53.6 % 2PT 51.8 %
34.5 % 3PT 34.2 %
70.1 % FT 73.0 %
83.3 PIR 80.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 87.8
33.8 Rebounds 35.7
9.4 O. Rebounds 10.1
24.3 D. Rebounds 25.6
16.3 Assists 18.5
5.8 Steals 7.4
2.0 Blocks 2.3
52.2 % 2PT 57.3 %
37.5 % 3PT 40.7 %
75.8 % FT 79.8 %
88.3 PIR 102.5
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Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria

· Maccabi played its first game on the Canary Islands in Round 7, which was the longest EuroLeague trip ever for the Israeli champion. Gran Canaria won 84-78 in a game in which Eulis Baez posted 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Baez earned MVP of the Round honors with a PIR of 32.

· Maccabi guard Michael Roll set his career high in rebounds with 7 in that Round 7 game.

Monday, March 25, 2019
Euroleague.net

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Roster
Maccabi has 10 players who have made at least 1 start this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Tarik Black has scored at least 10 points in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Black has posted a performance index rating in double figures in nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Angelo Caloiaro has collected at least 1 steal in eight straight and 12 of his last 13 games.
John DiBartolomeo has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Tarik Black ranks fifth in the league in offensive rebounds with 2.1 per contest.
Alex Tyus is tied for third in the league this season with 1.1 blocks per game.
Records/Milestones
Alex Tyus is third all-time with 207 career blocked shots. Bryant Dunston of Anadolu Efes Istanbul is second with 220 and counting.
Jeremy Pargo needs 1 assist to reach 300 for his career.

Herbalife Gran Canaria

Roster
Gran Canaria has used 16 different players in its starting lineup this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Marcus Eriksson has made 15 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Eriksson has made at least 1 three-point shot in 14 of his last 15 games.
Xavi Rabaseda has made at least 1 three-point shot in eight of his last nine games.
Clevin Hannah has collected at least 1 steal in four straight and six if his last seven EuroLeague games.
Records/Milestones
Albert Oliver needs 8 assists to reach 100 for the season and his EuroLeague career.

Monday, March 25, 2019
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Herbalife Gran Canaria
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
Home record vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria: 0-0
Away record vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria: 0-1
Herbalife Gran Canaria
Home record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 1-0
Away record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 16 November 2018 Regular Season Herbalife Gran Canaria 84 - 78 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv