2020-21Regular SeasonRound 7
November 06, 2020 CET: 18:45
Local time: 20:45 ULKER SPORTS AND EVENT HALL

Eddie, Brown lift Fenerbahce past Khimki

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul registered its second consecutive win in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season by downing Khimki Moscow Region 83-71 at Ulker Sports and Event Hall on Friday. The victory lifted Fenerbahce to a 4-3 record while Khimki dropped to 1-6. DyShawn Pierre and Jarell Eddie led the winners with 16 points apiece. Ahmet Duverioglu and Lorenzo Brown each added 11, while Ali Muhammed scored 10 and Jan Vesely pulled down 11 rebounds for Fenerbahce. Jordan Mickey led Khimki with 19 points. Jonas Jerebko added 12, Greg Monroe had 11. Alexey Shved had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the guests.

Janis Timma got Khimki going with a layup and Monroe scored in the low post for a 0-4 lead. Edgaras Ulanovas and Duverioglu each hit a jump hook in a 6-0 run that gave Fenerbahce its first lead, 6-4. Jerebko scored off the baseline and added a fastbreak layup but Duverioglu and Brown kept the hosts ahead, 11-8. Sergey Karasev stepped up with a three-point play and even when Vesely answered with a huge dunk, Monroe and Shved put Khimki ahead, 13-16. Mickey downed a jumper but Muhammed and Eddie did better with back-to-back triples for the hosts. Melih Mahmutoglu and Muhammed kept it going to a 23-20 Fenerbahce lead after 10 minutes. Eddie struck again from deep to open the second quarter and Pierre soon made it 28-20. After a Khimki timeout, Mickey dunked, Dairis Bertans and Pierre traded three-pointers, and Jerebko brought the guests as close as 31-28. Shved downed a jumper and fed Jerebko for a triple that completed Khimki's comeback to a 31-33 advantage. Next, Duverioglu dunked in traffic and Pierre followed a jump hook with a bomb from downtown for a 38-35 Fenerbahce lead. Mahmutoglu capped a 7-0 run with a layup that fixed the halftime score at 42-35. Timma struck from beyond the arc soon after the break. Brown scored twice in penetration and fed Duverioglu for a layup and dunk, boosting Fenerbahce's lead to 50-41. Mickey stepped up with his own dunk and a jumper, getting help from Karasev and Shved to pull the guests closer at 53-51. Pierre rescued Fenerbahce with a three-point play and Leo Westermann drilled from downtown in an 8-0 run in that Vesely finished for a double-digit Fenerbahce lead, 61-51. Ulanovas and Eddie kept the hosts way ahead, 65-55, after 30 minutes. Brown and Pierre kept pacing Fenerbahce early in the fourth quarter but Mickey and Monroe got the visitors a bit closer at 70-64. Bertans buried a triple from the right wing but a jumper by Eddie gave Fenerbahce breathing room again at 72-67. Ulanovas hit a step-back jumper and Eddie added back-to-back triples that sealed the outcome, 80-70, in the next-to-last minute.

Pivotal performer

Eddie made the difference with his outside shooting, hitting 2 critical three-point shots in crunch time. He finished the game with 16 points on 2-of-3 two-pointers, 4-of-6 three-pointers, adding 5 rebounds.

Game-changing moment

Mickey and Shved managed to bring Khimki within 53-51 late in the third quarter. Pierre stepped up with a layup-plus-free throw, Westermann buried one from beyond the arc and Vesely added a mid-range jumper. All of a sudden, Fenerbahce got its first double-digit lead, 61-51, and never trailed after that.

Stellar stats

Fenerbahce picked up just 11 turnovers, forcing Khimki to commit as many as 19. Fenerbahce had better shooting percentages, hitting 56.8% inside the arc and 39.1% from downtown. Khimki downed just 50% of its two-point shots and 26.7% from three-point range.

Did you know?

Fenerbahce remains undefeated against Khimki at home. Friday's marked its seventh home win against the Russian powerhouse in as many games. Fenerbahce also registered its highest scoring mark of the season, 83 points.

Next game

Both teams returning to EuroLeague action next week. Fenerbahce visits FC Barcelona on Thursday, while a day later, Khimki hosts AX Armani Exchange Milan.

Lorenzo Brown - Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul - EB20
Friday, November 6, 2020
Euroleague.net
Referees: GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS; PETEK, SASO; NIKOLIC, UROS
Attendance: 300
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Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul23426583
Khimki Moscow Region20355571
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
2 HAMILTON, JOHNNY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
4 BROWN, LORENZO 26:59 11 4/8 0/1 3/4   1 1 8 4 1   1 1 5 20
9 WESTERMANN, LEO 8:27 3 0/2 1/2           1       1    
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH 20:00 4 2/3 0/3     1 1 1 1     1 1   1
13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 DE COLO, NANDO 2:52 2 1/1             2           4
21 PIERRE, DYSHAWN 19:47 16 4/5 2/5 2/4   3 3 3 1 1     2 4 18
24 VESELY, JAN 31:08 4 2/9     3 8 11 1   2 2   2 2 9
31 EDDIE, JARELL 23:23 16 2/3 4/6     5 5     2     3   13
35 MUHAMMED, ALI 16:08 10 2/2 2/4     4 4 4   1     2 2 15
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET 19:40 11 5/8   1/1 1 4 5 2 2     2 5 1 11
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS 31:36 6 3/3 0/2     1 1 2   4     2 3 4
Team             2 2     1         1
Totals 200:00 83 25/44 9/23 6/9 4 29 33 21 11 12 2 4 19 17 96
        56.8% 39.1% 66.7%
Head coach: KOKOSKOV, IGOR
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Khimki Moscow Region
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 31:07 10 1/5 2/7 2/4   6 6 9 2 6   2 1 6 13
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK 18:04   0/2 0/2             1     3 1 -7
6 TIMMA, JANIS 32:46 8 1/3 2/7     2 2 3 2 1     3 1 5
7 KARASEV, SERGEY 14:15 5 1/2 0/1 3/3 1 2 3   2 1     2 3 8
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV 6:32     0/1     4 4 3   1 1   1   5
15 MONROE, GREG 20:22 11 2/5   7/11 4 4 8 3   4 1     6 18
17 ODINOKOV, VLADISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 VORONOV, EVGENY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
33 JEREBKO, JONAS 29:14 12 3/6 2/3   3 2 5 3   1     2   13
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS 17:16 6   2/5     1 1 1   1     4    
55 MICKEY, JORDAN 30:24 19 8/9 0/4 3/3 2 5 7     3 2   1 2 21
Team           3 2 5               5
Totals 200:00 71 16/32 8/30 15/21 13 28 41 22 6 19 4 2 17 19 81
        50% 26.7% 71.4%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS

Head Coaches

KOKOSKOV, IGOR
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"I am happy for the team, happy for the group. I think it was a team effort, everybody who played tonight contributed. I think everybody played with heart, with effort, with energy, and they understood that after losing Nando [De Colo], we had to, all of us, give a little more. So it was not just a regular night and I think that all of us gave that little more to put us in the situation to win this game. We knew, and at halftime we talked about it, that this game was going to be about the character of the team. And the fact that we won this game being short-handed, finding a way to put ourselves together, finding that energy, I think it means even more. There is no win that is more important or less important in the EuroLeague. We know how every game is important and from that point of view, as a group, as staff, we are very, very pleased and happy that we won today."
KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"It was a really tough game. We were down all the game but were getting back and 5 minutes before the end, we were close. We made a couple of turnovers and most important, we had bad luck, especially on rebounds, to get some rebounds. But our big problem for this season, and again today, we had 19 turnovers. I don't think it is possible to win a game in the EuroLeague with so many turnovers. We must concentrate on this."

Players

PIERRE, DYSHAWN
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"I think it came from my aggressiveness on defense. We caused a lot of deflections and turnovers, which led to easy points. We just did a good job. My mentality was just taking what was open and making sure that I stayed aggressive and physical. Just being ready, that was about it."