2018-19PlayoffsGame 4
April 25, 2019 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ZALGIRIO ARENA
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Records

15-15 Regular Season 25-5
1-2 Playoffs 2-1
16-17 Overall 27-6

Referees

Crew Chief
BOLTAUZER, MATEJ
Umpire 1
LATISEVS, OLEGS
Umpire 2
KOROMILAS, ELIAS

The Take

For the first time in this series, Zalgiris faces a do-or-die situation and Fenerbahce is one win away from making it to its fifth consecutive Final Four. Fenerbahce defeated Zalgiris in Game 3 to regain the home-court advantage. It also snapped the Lithuanian champs' five-game winning streak at home. Every game has been different in this series, but the atmosphere at Zalgirio Arena will be just as extraordinary as in Game 3. Simply one-of-a-kind.

Previously in the series

Fenerbahce rolled in Game 1, defeating Zalgiris 76-43 at home behind 16 points from Nikola Kalinic. Fenerbahce won all four quarters and made history; Zalgiris had never scored fewer than 50 points in a EuroLeague game this century. Zalgiris bounced back in Game 2, downing Fenerbahce 80-82 behind 20 points from Edgaras Ulanovas. Zalgiris held off Fenerbahce's comeback and a close basket by Ulanovas allowed his team to tie the series. In Game 3, Fenerbahce grabbed a 57-66 road win with 17 points from Marko Guduric. Melih Mahmutoglu sealed the win with a big triple in the final minute.

Marquee matchup

Nate Wolters was Zalgiris's best scorer in Game 3 with 15 points and missing only 3 shots. He had 14 points in Game 2 in helping his team to its only win in the series until now. Wolters must use his aggressiveness and one-on-one skills against the more experienced Kostas Sloukas, who looks for his seventh Final Four appearance in eight years. Sloukas can make the difference due to his clutch play, experience and character.

 Keys to victory: Zalgiris

Simply put, Zalgiris has to go back to what worked well in Game 2, in which it hit 70.6% of its two-point shots - the 12th-best mark in playoffs history. In its two losses, Zalgiris was limited to 27 of 66 two-point shots (40.9%). Being effective inside the arc is critical for Zalgiris, as Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius's team takes fewer three-point shots (16.6 per game) than any other team in the competition. Good ball circulation and getting its frontcourt players involved will be very important for Zalgiris to take the series to Game 5.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce is 10-0 this season when allowing less than 70 points - and 20-1 when allowing up to 75. It all starts with good defense for Fenerbahce. In fact, opponents average 86 points per game when beating the Turkish powerhouse. Fenerbahce leads the competition in lowest three-point shooting allowed (34.7%), but closing the paint and controlling the defensive rebounds will be the biggest key for the guests. Good defense has led to wins of all kind, against all sorts of opponents, so Fenerbahce's priority will be to be strong when Zalgiris has the ball.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Euroleague.net
Zalgiris Kaunas
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 DAVIES, BRANDON C 2.08 27
2 THOMPSON, DEON F 2.04 30
3 WOLTERS, NATE G 1.93 27
7 WALKUP, THOMAS G 1.93 26
9 WESTERMANN, LEO G 1.98 26
10 ULECKAS, LUKAS G 1.99 19
12 VENSKUS, ERIKAS C 2.05 18
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS F 2.05 34
17 BIRUTIS, LAURYNAS C 2.13 21
21 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS G 1.95 32
30 WHITE, AARON F 2.06 26
31 JOKUBAITIS, ROKAS G 1.92 18
40 GRIGONIS, MARIUS G 1.98 24
44 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS C 2.08 34
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS F 1.99 27
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 26
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
4 MELLI, NICOLO F 2.05 28
5 HERSEK, BARIS F 2.08 31
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 28
11 ENNIS, TYLER G 1.88 24
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
23 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 24
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 29
32 GULER, SINAN G 1.92 35
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 27

Player Stats

Davies, B. / 13.9 Wolters, N. / 11.0 Grigonis, M. / 8.8
Vesely, J. / 12.4 Sloukas, K. / 11.6 Kalinic, N. / 9.6
Davies, B. / 5.4
Vesely, J. / 5.1
Sloukas, K. / 4.6
Davies, B. / 1.0
Vesely, J. / 1.4 Melli, N. / 1.0
Melli, N. / 0.6 Vesely, J. / 0.5
2PT
Kavaliauskas, A. / 58.8 % Walkup, T. / 57.9 % White, A. / 57.4 %
Vesely, J. / 66.1 % Duverioglu, A. / 62.7 % Guduric, M. / 62.6 %
3PT
Grigonis, M. / 45.8 % Westermann, L. / 42.4 % Milaknis, A. / 41.7 %
Guduric, M. / 49.5 % Muhammed, A. / 48.8 % Mahmutoglu, M. / 45.5 %
FT
Grigonis, M. / 93.5 % Jankunas, P. / 89.2 % Walton, D. / 86.1 %
Sloukas, K. / 94.0 % Datome, L. / 91.7 % Guduric, M. / 83.9 %
PIR
Davies, B. / 16.3 Wolters, N. / 11.2 White, A. / 10.1
Vesely, J. / 18.1 Sloukas, K. / 15.2 Kalinic, N. / 10.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
78.0 Points 83.4
32.5 Rebounds 30.4
9.0 O. Rebounds 8.2
23.5 D. Rebounds 22.2
17.4 Assists 17.9
5.7 Steals 6.7
1.6 Blocks 2.4
52.9 % 2PT 58.5 %
38.1 % 3PT 42.6 %
80.5 % FT 80.3 %
87.1 PIR 96.7

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
78.1 Points 74.4
30.3 Rebounds 29.4
9.6 O. Rebounds 9.5
20.8 D. Rebounds 20.0
17.3 Assists 16.3
6.8 Steals 5.9
2.8 Blocks 1.9
54.2 % 2PT 54.1 %
36.1 % 3PT 34.7 %
73.1 % FT 73.7 %
83.7 PIR 77.1
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
6 - 14
Zalgiris Kaunas Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Zalgiris Kaunas
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 2-7
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 4-6
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. Zalgiris Kaunas: 6-4
Away record vs. Zalgiris Kaunas: 7-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 23 April 2019 Playoffs Zalgiris Kaunas 57 - 66 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2018-19 18 April 2019 Playoffs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 80 - 82 Zalgiris Kaunas
2018-19 16 April 2019 Playoffs Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 76 - 43 Zalgiris Kaunas
2018-19 10 January 2019 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 78 - 61 Zalgiris Kaunas
2018-19 19 October 2018 Regular Season Zalgiris Kaunas 75 - 82 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2017-18 18 May 2018 Final Four Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 76 - 67 Zalgiris Kaunas
2017-18 09 March 2018 Regular Season Zalgiris Kaunas 78 - 85 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2017-18 14 December 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 89 - 90 Zalgiris Kaunas
2016-17 02 March 2017 Regular Season Zalgiris Kaunas 67 - 76 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2016-17 26 October 2016 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 82 - 68 Zalgiris Kaunas
2010-11 16 February 2011 Top 16 Zalgiris Kaunas 85 - 84 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2010-11 02 February 2011 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 80 - 72 Zalgiris Kaunas
2009-10 14 January 2010 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 68 - 76 Zalgiris Kaunas
2009-10 25 November 2009 Regular Season Zalgiris Kaunas 78 - 84 Fenerbahce Ulker
2006-07 11 January 2007 Regular Season Zalgiris 70 - 83 Fenerbahce Ulker
2006-07 16 November 2006 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 84 - 75 Zalgiris
2003-04 25 March 2004 Top 16 Zalgiris 95 - 72 Ulker
2003-04 04 March 2004 Top 16 Ulker 73 - 85 Zalgiris
2001-02 20 December 2001 Regular Season Ulker 79 - 66 Zalgiris
2001-02 18 October 2001 Regular Season Zalgiris 79 - 82 Ulker