2020-21Regular SeasonRound 11
November 26, 2020 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 ALEKSANDAR NIKOLIC HALL
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 6
Spain: DAZN
Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
Turkey: beIN SPORTS
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4HD
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Hungary: ANTENNA
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Israel: 5LIVE

Records

4-6 Regular Season 5-4
4-6 Overall 5-4

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ, MIGUEL ANGEL
Umpire 1
GKONTAS, SPIROS
Umpire 2
BALAK, AMIT

The Take

Crvena Zvezda returns home after a bittersweet two-round week in which it registered a 79-87 win in Milan and a 76-65 loss in Barcelona. Jordan Loyd (19.2 ppg.) has been Zvezda's top scorer until now, followed by Corey Walden (12.2 ppg.) and Johnny O'Bryant (10.8 ppg.). Efes comes off a convincing 77-105 road victory against Khimki Moscow Region. Shane Larkin (16.0 ppg.), Krunoslav Simon (14.6 ppg.) and Vasilije Micic (13.7 ppg.) are the team's main pillars. Expect an exciting game at Aleksandar Nikolic Hall.

Marquee matchup

Loyd is seeing a lot of playing time at the small forward position as Coach Sasa Obradovic likes to play with two point guards most of the time. Loyd must use his unlimited shooting range and athleticism against Simon, who has arguably having a career-best season at age 35. Simon is a great one-on-one scorer, effective in low post situations, and shooting the ball extremely well this season (71.4% 2FG, 46.2% 3FG) and helping his team in many ways (3.4 rpg., 3.6 apg.).

History lesson

Efes has an 8-4 record against Zvezda since the teams' first showdowns in the 1981-82 Korac Cup. Last season, Efes beat Zvezda twice. It registered an 85-70 home victory behind 26 points from Micic. Efes went on to down Zvezda 78-85 in the Serbian capital with 24 points from Larkin. It was Efes's first trip to Belgrade since reaching the 2019 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game, its best result ever in the competition.

Keys to victory: Zvezda

Zvezda needs to improve its two-point shooting percentage as it currently ranks last overall at 48.3%. Dejan Davidovac, Ognjen Kuzmic and Emanuel Terry, however, are shooting over 60% inside the arc, so getting them involved on offense would generate more space for Loyd and Walden to play one-on-one. Zvezda is averaging 6.6 steals and 10.4 offensive rebounds and that aggressiveness at both ends is required when you play a deep, talented team like Efes.

Keys to victory: Efes

Larkin comes off his best game of the season, which is great news for Efes and bad for everyone else. Larkin was a dominant force in the EuroLeague last season and he makes everyone around him better. If Bryant Dunston remains sidelined, Tibor Pleiss and Sertac Sanli are set to share the center duties. Getting Micic and Simon involved is important, too, as is spreading the floor with either Chris Singleton and Adrien Moerman at power forward. If Efes can rebound and run, it is a very hard team to stop.

Monday, November 23, 2020
Euroleague.net
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR G 1.86 35
00 O'BRYANT, JOHNNY F 2.04 27
1 HALL, LANGSTON G 1.92 29
2 WALDEN, COREY G 1.88 28
3 LOYD, JORDAN G 1.93 27
4 USKOKOVIC, ALEKSA G 1.94 21
7 DAVIDOVAC, DEJAN F 2.02 25
10 LAZIC, BRANKO G 1.95 31
11 REATH, DUOP C 2.10 24
12 RADANOV, ALEKSA G 2.02 22
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN G 2.00 26
19 SIMONOVIC, MARKO F 2.03 34
21 JAGODIC-KURIDZA, MARKO F 2.05 33
22 SIMANIC, BORISA F 2.09 22
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.13 30
33 TERRY, EMANUEL C 2.06 24
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.82 28
1 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE G 1.90 32
2 SINGLETON, CHRIS F 2.06 31
3 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN F 2.03 21
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 31
8 GECIM, TOLGA F 2.06 24
11 GAZI, ERTEN G 1.90 23
15 SANLI, SERTAC C 2.12 29
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN F 2.02 32
19 TUNCER, BUGRAHAN G 1.93 27
21 PLEISS, TIBOR C 2.21 31
22 MICIC, VASILIJE G 1.96 26
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98 31
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 34
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV G 1.97 35

Player Stats

Loyd, J. / 19.2 Walden, C. / 12.2
Simon, K. / 14.6 Micic, V. / 13.7 Pleiss, T. / 12.3
Terry, E. / 5.1
Pleiss, T. / 4.7
Hall, L. / 3.7 Loyd, J. / 2.9
Micic, V. / 5.6 Simon, K. / 3.6 Beaubois, R. / 2.6
Loyd, J. / 1.5 Hall, L. / 1.1
Micic, V. / 1.0 Balbay, D. / 1.0
Terry, E. / 0.7 Reath, D. / 0.5
Beaubois, R. / 0.7
2PT
Kuzmic, O. / 56.7% Loyd, J. / 52.6% Walden, C. / 47.2%
Simon, K. / 71.4% Pleiss, T. / 63.6% Micic, V. / 48.4%
3PT
Walden, C. / 42.5% Loyd, J. / 31.3%
Beaubois, R. / 50.0% Simon, K. / 46.2% Moerman, A. / 42.9%
FT
Loyd, J. / 98.0% Walden, C. / 88.1%
PIR
Loyd, J. / 18.8 Walden, C. / 11.5
Simon, K. / 18.7 Pleiss, T. / 14.6 Beaubois, R. / 13.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
75.2 Points 81.9
32.0 Rebounds 29.7
10.4 O. Rebounds 7.7
21.6 D. Rebounds 22.0
14.4 Assists 19.6
6.6 Steals 6.9
1.9 Blocks 2.9
48.2% 2PT 59.1%
37.9% 3PT 37.5%
85.8% FT 76.2%
75.3 PIR 95.9

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
76.2 Points 78.9
32.0 Rebounds 32.1
9.7 O. Rebounds 8.6
22.3 D. Rebounds 23.6
16.1 Assists 19.4
5.8 Steals 6.1
3.4 Blocks 2.9
53.9% 2PT 54.8%
36.2% 3PT 41.5%
78.4% FT 76.8%
84.6 PIR 86.7
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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

· Efes has won six of eight games against Zvezda in the EuroLeague since December 2015, including the last three. Last season in Belgrade, Shane Larkin netted 24 points in Efes's 78-85 victory.

· Efes's single-game record for assists by a player is 15, which Thomas Heurtel tied against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade on February 3, 2017.

· Last season in Istanbul, Efes topped Zvezda 85-70 behind 26 points from Vasilije Micic, who had PIR 29 in that game and earned MVP of the Round honors.

· Efes point guard Vasilije Micic spent part of the 2015-16 season playing for Zvezda. He was a teammate of current Zvezda players Branko Lazic, Borisa Simanic and Marko Simonovic.

· Micic and Zvezda's Ognjen Kuzmic and Branko Lazic were teammates on the Serbian national team that won the silver medal at EuroBasket 2017.

· Efes center Tibor Pleiss started his professional career in 2006 at Rhein Energie Cologne, under current Zvezda head coach Sasa Obradovic.

· Zvezda guard Taylor Rochestie posted his career-high in assists with 15 playing for Nizhny Novgorod against Efes in January 2015.

· The last time they played, in January in Belgrade, Dejan Davidovac tied his career-high with 3 steals in a loss against Efes.

· Efes big man Bryant Dunston matched his career-high with 21 points in an 85-84 win over Crvena Zvezda in December 2015.

Monday, November 23, 2020
Euroleague.net

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Roster
EuroLeague rookies Aleksa Uskokovic and Aleksa Radanov are set to make their competition debuts.
Langston Hall and Jordan Loyd have started every game for Zvezda this season.

Streaks
Jordan Loyd has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 appearances.
Corey Walden has made a three-pointer in each of his 10 games.
Walden has scored in double figures in seven of his last eight games.

Rankings
Jordan Loyd ranks fifth this season in average PIR with 18.8 per game.
Loyd leads the EuroLeague in scoring this season with 19.2 points per game.
Loyd is tied for fifth in steals this season with 1.5 per game.
Loyd is third in the league in free-throw accuracy at 98.0%. Corey Walden is fifth at 88.1%.

Records/Milestones
Marko Simonovic needs 1 rebound to reach 200 for his career.
Borisa Simanic needs 4 points to reach 100 for his career.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster
Coach Ergin Ataman has used 11 different players in his starting lineups so far this season. Vasilije Micic is the only player to have started every game so far. 
Chris Singleton has never sat out of a EuroLeague game. He has made 170 appearances in five seasons in the competition, which is the fourth-longest streak in the EuroLeague all-time.
Bryant Dunson has missed Efes's last four games.
Rodrigue Beaubois has missed the last two games.

Streaks
Shane Larkin has made at least 1 three-pointer in 14 of his last 15 games.
Larkin has scored in double figures in 15 straight and 24 of his last 25 games.
Larkin had a double-digit PIR in 14 of his last 15 appearances.
Larkin has collected at least 1 steal in six of his last seven games.
Bryant Dunston has blocked at least 1 shot in each of his last five games.
Rodrigue Beaubois has made at least 1 three-point shot in 21 of his last 22 games.
Beaubois has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Vasilije Micic has at least 1 steal in five straight games.
Micic has hit at least 1 three-pointer in eight straight and 14 of his last 15 games.
Micic has made 10 consecutive free throws.
Krunoslav Simon has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.
Simon has scored at least 10 points and had double-digit PIRs in eight of his last nine games.

Rankings
Krunoslav Simon ranks sixth this season in average PIR with 18.7 per game.
Simon ranks seventh in scoring this season with 14.6 points per game.
Simon ranks sixth in the EuroLeague in two-point accuracy this season at 71.4%.
Vasilije Micic ranks fifth this season with 5.6 assists per game.

Records/Milestones
Shane Larkin set the EuroLeague all-time single-game scoring record with 49 points in a Round 11 win over FC Bayern Munich last season. In that game, he also tied the competition record with 10 three-pointers made.
Larkin also knocked down a record-tying 10 triples again in Round 28 last season, when he also scored 40 points, becoming the first player this century to score 40 or more points twice in his career.
Bryant Dunston is the all-time leader in blocked shots with 251.
Dunston ranks ninth in EuroLeague history with 408 career offensive rebounds. Former Efes player Kerem Gonlum is eighth with 421.
Tibor Pleiss is sixth all-time with 178 blocked shots. Ioannis Bourousis is fifth with 194.
Chris Singleton needs 9 more steals to reach 200 for his career.

Monday, November 23, 2020
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 6
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Anadolu Efes Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 2-2
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 0-4
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 4-0
Away record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 2-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 31 January 2020 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 78 - 85 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2019-20 29 October 2019 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 85 - 70 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
2017-18 12 January 2018 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 104 - 95 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
2017-18 08 December 2017 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 100 - 81 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2016-17 03 February 2017 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 72 - 86 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2016-17 24 November 2016 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 100 - 79 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
2015-16 26 February 2016 Top 16 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 91 - 82 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 30 December 2015 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 85 - 84 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade