2019-20Regular SeasonRound 4
October 24, 2019 CET: 19:15
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The Take

Two teams that reached the 2019 Final Four go head to head in the early stage of the new season as Efes hosts Real at Sinan Erdem Dome. Both teams hold 2-1 record going into this clash, but with Efes having a good momentum having won its last two games, while Real suffered a road loss against Zalgiris last week.

History lessons

Real has beaten Efes in their last seven meetings, and 10 of the last 11 clashes. Efes has defeated Real three times in Istanbul during Pablo Laso's reign on Real's bench. Each time it was by three or fewer points, and each time in a low scoring affair where Efes held Real once to 73 points and twice to 72 points.

Keep an eye on playing time

Coach Pablo Laso has been staying true to his philosophy of rotating players. Anthony Randolph leads all Real players in minutes played (27:19 minutes), only one more player (Jeffrey Taylor) plays more than 25 minutes per game, and as many as 10 different players average at least 11 minutes on the floor. Meanwhile, Coach Ergin Ataman has Vaislije Micic leading all players in minutes played (34:28), and Bryant Dunston ranks third (33:15). Two more players – Shane Larkin and Alec Peters – have been playing more than 29 minutes per game, and last week Krunoslav Simon joined the club, playing 34:05 in a win over Valencia.

Marquee matchup

Starting point guards Vasilije Micic and Facundo Campazzo have been under the spotlight, since the finish of the last season, throughout the summer, and early in this new season again. Micic has been fueling Efes so far with his average of 10.0 assists per game, by far the best in the league, but has delivered in spurts. Meanwhile, Campazzo has been steady, but not stellar, posting 11.0 points and 4.7 assists. Their respective teams will have a hard time winning this clash unless these two guys will be on top of their games.

Keys to victory: Efes

Efes offense is yet to click the way it has worked the entire last season. The biggest difference has been Efes making 9.0 triples per game on just 31.4% three-point accuracy. James Anderson, Chris Singleton, Krunoslav Simon, and Micic are a combined 10-for-44 from long range, a mere 22.7%. Despite those struggles, Efes still has two fins this season, but a likely improvement in the three-point shooting will be needed from these players against Real.

Keys to victory: Real

Real has been the best defensive rebounding team last season, but not as much in the first three rounds this campaign. The team is pulling down 21.0 per game, which ranks 15th this season and is 6 fewer rebounds than what Real averaged last season. Meanwhile, the team is allowing opponents to grab slightly more offensive rebounds than a year ago. It has helped the opposition put up 82.7 points per game so far against Los Blancos this season. Real will need to find more stops on defense against Efes if it wants to register its first road win of this season.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.82 27
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 30
8 GECIM, TOLGA F 2.06 23
15 SANLI, SERTAC C 2.12 28
21 PLEISS, TIBOR C 2.21 29
22 MICIC, VASILIJE G 1.96 25
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98 30
25 PETERS, ALEC F 2.06 24
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 33
Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.04 39
14 DECK, GABRIEL F 1.98 24
16 GARUBA, USMAN C 2.01 17
17 NAKIC, MARIO F 2.02 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 36
22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.20 27
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.90 31
25 MICKEY, JORDAN C 2.03 25
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 30

Player Stats

Larkin, S. / 19.5 Micic, V. / 17.3 Peters, A. / 15.0
Randolph, A. / 13.7 Campazzo, F. / 11.0 Taylor, J. / 10.7
Dunston, B. / 6.7 Peters, A. / 4.3 Micic, V. / 3.3
Mickey, J. / 6.7 Tavares, W. / 5.0 Randolph, A. / 3.7
Micic, V. / 10.0 Larkin, S. / 3.0 Dunston, B. / 2.7
Micic, V. / 2.3 Larkin, S. / 2.0 Dunston, B. / 1.0
Mickey, J. / 0.7 Taylor, J. / 0.3 Llull, S. / 0.3
Peters, A. / 81.3 % Pleiss, T. / 80.0 % Simon, K. / 77.8 %
Causeur, F. / 83.3 % Deck, G. / 77.8 % Carroll, J. / 75.0 %
Larkin, S. / 50.0 % Peters, A. / 50.0 % Balbay, D. / 50.0 %
Causeur, F. / 100.0 % Carroll, J. / 62.5 % Taylor, J. / 54.5 %
Pleiss, T. / 100.0 % Peters, A. / 100.0 % Singleton, C. / 100.0 %
Campazzo, F. / 91.7 % Llull, S. / 87.5 % Deck, G. / 83.3 %
Micic, V. / 22.7 Larkin, S. / 22.0 Dunston, B. / 18.0
Mickey, J. / 16.7 Randolph, A. / 15.0 Campazzo, F. / 13.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.3 Points 80.0
32.0 Rebounds 30.7
9.3 O. Rebounds 9.7
22.7 D. Rebounds 21.0
22.0 Assists 19.7
6.3 Steals 6.0
3.0 Blocks 1.3
58.3 % 2PT 54.0 %
31.4 % 3PT 39.7 %
82.6 % FT 79.6 %
102.0 PIR 93.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
85.7 Points 82.7
39.7 Rebounds 33.3
12.7 O. Rebounds 10.7
27.0 D. Rebounds 22.7
24.0 Assists 14.3
6.3 Steals 6.3
2.3 Blocks 1.0
54.7 % 2PT 52.9 %
38.1 % 3PT 40.6 %
91.3 % FT 88.0 %
102.3 PIR 88.7

Head Coaches

Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"Real Madrid is a very experienced and a talented team that is used to playing this kind of high-level game. Especially Facundo Campazzo and Sergio Llull control the game tempo very well. They have scorer players like Jaycee Carroll and Rudy Fernandez, and important names like Anthony Randolph and Walter Tavares under the rim. We must have high defensive energy during the game and must play a game with high tempo."
Real Madrid
"To begin with, Salah Mejri, who is recovering from a sprained ankle, Trey Thompkins and Felipe Reyes stay in Madrid. We will travel with all other 13 players and all of them are fit to play. Anadolu Efes has great players and moreover, they found a playing style that make them very dangerous. They play especially well on the open court and in pick-and-roll situations. With Micic and Larkin, who understand each other very well, Larkin feels more relieved, playing a bigger role on offense, since Micic is a player who generates a lot of options for the rest of the team. At the same time, Beaubois and Simon pass the ball very well and always find open teammates to take shots. Efes has also a strong frontcourt, with Dunston, Singleton or Anderson, who always do a great job. This is a Final Four team and proved last year with a great season. We know this will be one of the most difficult road games in the EuroLeague."


Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"It will be a big game against Real Madrid. They are a very good team, we know it. But we are going to play at home, so we are going to do everything that we can. Our fans are going to give us huge support as always. We are ready for this big game. We will do our best to win."
Real Madrid
"We will play a very difficult game in Istanbul. Every EuroLeague game is difficult but this time, we play against the runner-up of the competition and that makes it more difficult. Anadolu Efes has not changed a lot, plays the same way and with the same core of players as last season. They are really good on offense, play with a lot of freedom, have the ability to score a lot of points and are even more dangerous at home. If we want to win, we will need to do a great job on defense, be focused for 40 minutes, control the boards... in other words, show Real Madrid's best version, because Efes is a great team. EuroLeague road win against an opponent like this is as if it counts double. A win in Istanbul could give us a lot of confidence for future road games."

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Real Madrid

· Real has beaten Efes in their last seven meetings and 10 of the last 11 to lead their overall series this century 22-6. Efes has defeated Real three times in Istanbul this decade, each time by 3 or fewer points.

· Madrid ousted Efes with a 3-1 series win in the 2015 EuroLeague Playoffs. Rudy Fernandez averaged 13.5 points, 4.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds in the series.

· Real Madrid's Anthony Randolph was a teammate of big man Chris Singleton at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2015-16 season. They reached the EuroLeague Final Four together.

· Real big man Anthony Randolph and Efes guard Krunoslav Simon were teammates at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2014-15 season.

· Real guard Fabien Causeur and Efes center Tibor Pleiss were teammates at Baskonia for two seasons, from 2012 to 2014.

· Real guard Nicolas Laprovittola shared a backcourt with Efes guards Rodrigue Beaubois and Shane Larkin during the second part of the 2016-17 season at Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz.

· Fabien Causeur had a career-night playing for Brose Bamberg against Efes in December 2016. He scored a career-high 28 points and earned the MVP of the Round award with a personal best performance index rating of 35.

· Real guard Sergio Llull dished a career-high 12 assists against Efes in April 2015.

· Real guard Jaycee Carroll tied a club record with 7 triples on 8 attempts against Efes in April 2017.

· Efes center Bryant Dunston was named the 2013-14 EuroLeague Playoffs Game 3 MVP when he played for Olympiacos Piraeus against Real Madrid. He set a career-high with 21 points and added 9 rebounds and 4 assists for a performance index rating of 32.

· Real Madrid center Walter Tavares posted his career-high 4 blocks against Efes in January 2018.

· Efes guard Rodrigue Beaubois posted a career-high 6 assists playing for Strasbourg against Madrid in November 2015.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Efes has 16 players registered to play this season, so at least four must sit every game.
Chirs Singleton has never missed a EuroLeague game. He has 136 appearances in his fifth season in the competition.

Shane Larkin has hit at least 1 three-point shot in 16 straight games. He's made multiple threes in 10 of his last 11 games.
Larkin has scored in double figures in 11 straight and 17 of his last 18 games.
Bryant Dunston has blocked at least 1 shot in 10 straight and 17 of his last 18 appearances.
James Anderson has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Adrien Moerman has made 10 consecutive free throws.

Vasilije Micic ranks third this season in average PIR with 22.7 per game. Shane Larkin is tied for fifth with an average PIR of 22.0.
Larkin ranks fourth this season in scoring with 19.5 points per game.
Micic leads the league this season with 10.0 assists per game.
Micic is tied for second place this season with 2.3 steals per game.
Bryant Dunston leads the EuroLeague this season with 2.0 blocks per game.

Bryant Dunston ranks second all-time with 237 blocks. He trails only Fran Vazquez (249).
Dunston is eighth all-time with 395 career offensive rebounds. Jan Vesely is seventh with 406 and counting.
Tibor Pleiss is tied with Mirza Begic for seventh place all-time with 162 blocked shots. Stephane Lasme is sixth with 174.
Chris Singleton needs 3 blocks to reach 100 for his career.

Real Madrid

Real currently has 14 players registered for its EuroLeague roster, so at least two must sit out every game.
Real signed center Salah Mejri, but has yet to register him.
Teenage talents Usman Garuba and Mario Nakic are the only players on the Real roster without any previous EuroLeague experience.
Fabien Causeur has played all 74 possible games with Real since he joined the team in the summer of 2017. He is the only player to do so.

Facundo Campazzo has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.
Campazzo has posted a PIR in double figures in seven of his last eight games. 
Campazzo has scored at least 10 points in six of his last seven games.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 appearances.

Anthony Randolph is tied for fifth this season with 2.0 steals per game.
Jordan Mickey is tied for eighth this season with 6.7 rebounds per game.

Reyes is the career leader in games played with 346.
Felipe Reyes is the career rebounding king with 1,782 total rebounds and 695 offensive rebounds.
Reyes ranks third all-time with 1,087 defensive rebounds.
Reyes is ranked third all-time in EuroLeague scoring with 2,998 points.
Reyes ranks fourth all-time with 3,753 index rating points.
Reyes ranks third all-time with 961 two-point shots made. Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos Piraeus is second with 976.
Reyes ranks second all-time with 959 free throws made.
Sergio Llull ranks sixth all-time with 2,868 points. Georgios Printezis is fifth with 2,949 and counting.
Llull ranks sixth all-time with 1,039 assists. Sergio Rodriguez of AX Armani Exchange Milan is fifth with 1,110 and counting.
Llull ranks fourth with 432 three-pointers made. Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus is third with 456 and counting.
Llull ranks sixth all-time with 2,868 points.
Rudy Fernandez is in fifth place all-time with 263 steals. Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens is fourth with 271 and counting.
Fernandez is sixth all-time with 403 three-pointers made. Gianluca Basile is fifth with 421.
Walter Tavares is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 73.6%.
Tavares ranks first all-time in true shooting percentages at 71.3%.
Carroll ranks eighth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.4%.
Carroll is 11th all-time with 362 three-point shots made. Dimitris Diamantidis is 10th with 372 three-pointers.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
6 - 22
Anadolu Efes Istanbul Real Madrid
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 4-10
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 2-12
Real Madrid
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 12-2
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 10-4


Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 24 January 2019 Regular Season Real Madrid 92 - 84 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2018-19 07 December 2018 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 82 - 84 Real Madrid
2017-18 25 January 2018 Regular Season Real Madrid 87 - 68 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2017-18 12 October 2017 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 74 - 88 Real Madrid
2016-17 07 April 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 97 - 80 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2016-17 29 December 2016 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 78 - 80 Real Madrid
2014-15 23 April 2015 Playoffs Anadolu Efes Istanbul 63 - 76 Real Madrid
2014-15 21 April 2015 Playoffs Anadolu Efes Istanbul 75 - 72 Real Madrid
2014-15 17 April 2015 Playoffs Real Madrid 90 - 85 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2014-15 15 April 2015 Playoffs Real Madrid 80 - 71 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2014-15 18 December 2014 Regular Season Real Madrid 90 - 70 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2014-15 14 November 2014 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 75 - 73 Real Madrid
2013-14 19 December 2013 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 61 - 86 Real Madrid
2013-14 13 November 2013 Regular Season Real Madrid 103 - 57 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2012-13 04 April 2013 Top 16 Real Madrid 86 - 66 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2012-13 14 February 2013 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 74 - 72 Real Madrid
2011-12 22 December 2011 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 66 - 75 Real Madrid
2011-12 17 November 2011 Regular Season Real Madrid 104 - 84 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2010-11 17 February 2011 Top 16 Efes Pilsen Istanbul 60 - 77 Real Madrid
2010-11 03 February 2011 Top 16 Real Madrid 89 - 86 Efes Pilsen Istanbul
2009-10 04 March 2010 Top 16 Efes Pilsen 75 - 77 Real Madrid
2009-10 27 January 2010 Top 16 Real Madrid 77 - 70 Efes Pilsen
2008-09 14 January 2009 Regular Season Real Madrid 80 - 69 Efes Pilsen
2008-09 26 November 2008 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 81 - 95 Real Madrid
2004-05 26 January 2005 Regular Season Real Madrid 57 - 72 Efes Pilsen
2004-05 02 December 2004 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 74 - 70 Real Madrid
2001-02 17 April 2002 Top 16 Real Madrid 92 - 109 Efes Pilsen
2001-02 07 March 2002 Top 16 Efes Pilsen 63 - 67 Real Madrid