2020-21Regular SeasonRound 11
November 26, 2020 CET: 20:05
Local time: 21:05 MENORA MIVTACHIM ARENA
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
Hungary: ANTENNA
Baltic: TV3 SPORT, GO3
Israel: 5SPORT
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 1
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Czech Republic: O2 TV SPORT
Spain: DAZN
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 10
Turkey: beIN SPORTS
Georgia: SILK SPORT 2 HD
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD

Records

3-7 Regular Season 4-3
3-7 Overall 4-3

Referees

Crew Chief
GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS
Umpire 1
JAVOR, DAMIR
Umpire 2
DIFALLAH, MEHDI

The Take

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv seeks to put an end to its two-game slide against an AX Armani Exchange Milan side trying for its first winning streak since Rounds 1 and 2. After dropping just one home game last season, the Israeli champs are 2-2 in Tel Aviv this season and trying to recapture that lost magic. Milan is 1-2 on the road this season. 

Marquee matchup

Maccabi's Scottie Wilbekin and former EuroLeague MVP Sergio Rodriguez of Milan are dynamic playmakers who run the show. Wilbekin (17.6 ppg., 3.9 apg.) is a scorer first, while Rodriguez (13.3 ppg., 4.6 apg.) is more of a natural point guard. The two are among the league-leaders in three-pointers made and either can take over a game when he is hot. Watch out for this matchup of elite guards. 

 History lesson 

 Maccabi has a 12-6 record against Milan since the turn of the century. The home team has won 10 of the last 12 games, including Maccabi's 69-63 win in Tel Aviv last season behind 22 points from Scottie Wilbekin and 14 points plus 14 rebounds from Othello Hunter. Milan defeated Maccabi in the continental championship games in back-to-back years in 1987 and 1988. Coach Dan Peterson's Tracer Olimpia Milano edged Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 71-69 in Lausanne in 1987 and a year later, the Final Four era was introduced with Coach Franco Casalini's Milan beating Maccabi 90-84 in Ghent, Belgium.

Keys to victory: Maccabi 

Three-point shooting is so important to the Maccabi attack to stretch the floor for Ante Zizic inside and to allow the guards to penetrate. With Dragan Bender, Angelo Caloiaro and Oz Blayzer all able to hit from the outside as power forwards, not to mention the firepower in shooters Wilbekin, Tyler Dorsey and Elijah Bryant, getting threes to fall is a must. So far Maccabi's 35.6% shooting from deep is in the bottom quarter of the standings, but the team is 41.0% in wins. Getting a number close to that would make a big difference for Coach Sfairopoulos's men. 

Keys to victory: Milan 

The second-most accurate shooting from downtown (40.3%) and the second-fewest turnovers (11.3 per game) in the league are keys to winning on any court. What Milan needs to add to that in Tel Aviv is a strong showing on the boards. Milan is ranked 15th of 18 teams in rebounding (30.4 rpg.), while Maccabi (35.8 rpg.) leads the league and is fourth in offensive rebounding (10.6 orpg.). Kyle Hines, Zach LeDay and Kaleb Tarczewski must make their presence felt on the glass to help Milan score another key road win. 

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 BRYANT, ELIJAH G 1.96 25
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE G 1.88 27
3 JONES, CHRIS G 1.88 27
4 CALOIARO, ANGELO F 2.03 31
5 HUNTER, OTHELLO C 2.03 34
6 COHEN, SANDY G 1.98 25
11 DORSEY, TYLER G 1.96 24
14 BLAYZER, OZ F 2.00 27
17 BENDER, DRAGAN F 2.11 23
18 SAHAR, DORI F 1.95 19
23 ZIZIC, ANTE C 2.10 23
24 ALBER, EIDAN G 1.94 20
25 ATIAS, YONATAN C 2.05 19
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL G 2.00 22
AX Armani Exchange Milan
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 PUNTER, KEVIN G 1.93 27
2 LEDAY, ZACH C 2.02 26
3 MORETTI, DAVIDE G 1.89 22
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR F 2.01 35
9 MORASCHINI, RICCARDO G 1.94 29
10 ROLL, MICHAEL G 1.98 33
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO G 1.91 34
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB C 2.13 27
19 BILIGHA, PAUL C 2.00 30
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.93 34
23 DELANEY, MALCOLM G 1.91 31
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON F 2.01 26
32 BROOKS, JEFF F 2.03 31
42 HINES, KYLE C 1.98 34
70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 32

Player Stats

Wilbekin, S. / 17.6 Zizic, A. / 10.7 Dorsey, T. / 10.1
Rodriguez, S. / 13.3 Shields, S. / 12.9 Leday, Z. / 9.6
Zizic, A. / 6.6 Hunter, O. / 5.0
Leday, Z. / 4.6
Wilbekin, S. / 3.9 Jones, C. / 2.9
Zizic, A. / 0.9 Hunter, O. / 0.9
Shields, S. / 0.7
2PT
Zizic, A. / 60.3% Jones, C. / 58.1% Bryant, E. / 51.8%
Leday, Z. / 51.4% Hines, K. / 50.0% Shields, S. / 50.0%
3PT
Caloiaro, A. / 47.6% Bryant, E. / 38.5% Jones, C. / 36.0%
Roll, M. / 57.9% Shields, S. / 41.7% Rodriguez, S. / 37.2%
FT
Wilbekin, S. / 85.3%
PIR
Wilbekin, S. / 16.7 Zizic, A. / 13.5 Caloiaro, A. / 11.3
Rodriguez, S. / 15.3 Shields, S. / 13.3 Leday, Z. / 12.1

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
78.7 Points 82.7
35.8 Rebounds 30.4
10.6 O. Rebounds 8.0
25.2 D. Rebounds 22.4
15.4 Assists 14.1
7.7 Steals 6.6
2.3 Blocks 2.4
53.5% 2PT 52.7%
35.6% 3PT 40.3%
72.8% FT 78.7%
84.4 PIR 88.7

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 81.9
33.8 Rebounds 33.1
9.4 O. Rebounds 8.4
24.4 D. Rebounds 24.7
17.1 Assists 16.1
6.4 Steals 5.4
2.9 Blocks 2.0
50.8% 2PT 54.6%
37.8% 3PT 40.1%
84.2% FT 81.3%
87.3 PIR 87.7
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Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan

· Maccabi has a 12-6 record against Milan since the turn of the century. The home team has won 10 of the last 12 games, including Maccabi's 69-63 win in Tel Aviv last season behind 22 points from Scottie Wilbekin and 14 points plus 14 rebounds from Othello Hunter.

· Milan pulled out a 92-88 home win in Round 9 last season behind 18 points and 11 assists from Sergio Rodriguez. Maccabi's Scottie Wilbekin scored a career-high 28 points shooting 7-for-11 from three-point range, tying a club single-game record for three-pointers made.

· Milan defeated Maccabi in the continental championship games in back-to-back years in 1987 and 1988. Coach Dan Peterson's Tracer Olimpia Milano edged Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 71-69 in Lausanne in 1987 behind 23 points from Roberto Premier and 21 plus 9 rebounds from Bob McAdoo. A year later, the Final Four era was introduced with Coach Franco Casalini's Milan beating Maccabi 90-84 in Ghent, Belgium, thanks to 25 points and 12 boards from McAdoo.

· In the 2014 playoffs, Maccabi beat Milan 3-1 in a best-of-five series en route to capturing the EuroLeague title at the Final Four in Milan.

· Maccabi won its last EuroLeague title at Milan's Mediolanum Forum in 2014 after ousting Milan 3-1 in a best-of-five playoffs series.

· Milan set a club record in EuroLeague play this century with 29 assists against Maccabi on October 13, 2016.

· Milan's single-game record for free throws made is 13, which Danilo Gallinari set against Maccabi Tel Aviv on October 20, 2011.

· Milan guard Michael Roll made his EuroLeague debut with Maccabi. He spent his two seasons there, from 2017 to 2019. He played under head coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos and alongside John DiBartolomeo, Angelo Caloiaro, Scottie Wilbekin and Yovel Zoosman.

· Milan point guard Sergio Rodriguez and Maccabi center Othello Hunter were teammates at CSKA Moscow for two seasons, from 2017 to 2019. They helped the team win the 2019 EuroLeague title.

· The last time they played each other, Othello Hunter pulled down a career-best 14 rebounds and posted his career-high in index rating with 29 in Maccabi's win over Milan in Tel Aviv.

· In that game, Milan big man Paul Biligha set his career-high with 4 blocks.

· Scottie Wilbekin matched his career-high with 28 points in last season's road loss against Milan.

· Milan big man Kyle Hines posted his career-high in offensive rebounds with 8 playing for CSKA Moscow against Maccabi in February of 2017.

· Milan forward Luigi Datome posted his career-high in rebounds with 10 playing for Virtus Rome against Maccabi in March 2011.

· Milan's Vladimir Micov set a career-high with 9 assists playing for Pallacanestro Cantu against Maccabi in February 2012.

· Milan center Kaleb Tarczewski posted his career-high in blocks with 4 in an 87-83 Milan win in February 2019.

· Milan big man Zach Leday set his career-high with 4 blocks playing for Zalgiris Kaunas against Maccabi in January of last season.

Monday, November 23, 2020
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Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

Roster
Nine different players have started games for Maccabi so far this season. Angelo Caloiaro, Scottie Wilbekin and Ante Zizic have started every game for Maccabi so far this season.

Streaks
Scottie Wilbekin has made multiple three-pointers in 14 straight and 37 of his last 38 appearances.
Wilbekin has scored at least 10 points in nine straight games.
Wilbekin had a double-digit PIR in eight of his last nine games.
Ante Zizic has posted a PIR of at least 10 in six straight games.
Zizic had at least 1 blocked shot in five of his last six games.

Rankings
Scottie Wilbekin ranks fourth in scoring this season with 17.6 points per game.
Wilbekin ranks eighth this season in average PIR with 16.7 per game.
Wilbekin leads the league this season with 3.3 three-point shots made per game.
Ante Zizic ranks fourth this season with 6.6 rebounds per game, and fourth with 2.7 offensive rebounds per game.

Records/Milestones
Othello Hunter is seventh all-time with 437 offensive rebounds. Ioannis Bourousis is fifth with 439.

AX Armani Exchange Milan

Roster
Nine different players have started games for Milan so far this season. Kyle Hines, Zach LeDay and Shavon Shields have started every game.

Streaks
Sergio Rodriguez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 19 of his last 20 games.
Rodriguez had double digits PIRs in seven of his last eight games.
Vladimir Micov has scored in double figures in nine of his last 10 games.
Micov has made at least 1 three-point shot in 10 straight, and 14 of his last 15 games.
Micov has posted a performance index rating in double figures in nine of his last 10 games.
Luigi Datome has made 21 consecutive free throws.
Kevin Punter has made at least 1 three-pointer in 14 straight games; he's made multiple threes in 10 of his last 11.
Punter has scored at least 10 points in each of his last 11 games.

Rankings
Sergio Rodriguez ranks seventh this season with 2.3 three-point shots made per game.
Michael Roll ranks third this season in three-point accuracy at 57.9%.

Records/Milestones
Kyle Hines is ranked 14th all-time with 2,505 points. Jaka Lakovic is 13th with 2,524.
Hines ranks third all-time with 235 blocked shots.
Hines ranks second all-time with 592 offensive rebounds. Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid is the all-time leader with 702 and counting.
Hines ranks third all-time with 985 two-pointers made. His former teammate Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos Piraeus is second with 1,098 and counting.
Hines is ranked sixth all-time with 1,315 rebounds. Printezis is fifth with 1,345 and counting.
Hines needs 1 more assist to reach 300 for his career.
Sergio Rodriguez is ranked third all-time with 1,276 assists. Nick Calathes of FC Barcelona is second with 1,324 and counting.
Rodriguez ranks sixth all-time with 451 three-pointers made. His former Real Madrid teammate Rudy Fernandez is fourth with 465, and Sergio Llull is fifth with 463 and counting.
Rodriguez is in eighth place all-time with 2,884 points. His former Real Madrid teammate Felipe Reyes is in seventh place with 3,022 and counting.
Luigi Datome ranks fifth all-time in free throw accuracy at 91.4%.
Kaleb Tarczewski ranks seventh all-time in two-point accuracy at 66.3%.

Monday, November 23, 2020
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
12 - 6
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv AX Armani Exchange Milan
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv
Home record vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan: 9-0
Away record vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan: 3-6
AX Armani Exchange Milan
Home record vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv: 6-3
Away record vs. Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv: 0-9

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 16 January 2020 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 69 - 63 AX Armani Exchange Milan
2019-20 19 November 2019 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Milan 92 - 88 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2018-19 21 February 2019 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 87 - 83 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2018-19 27 December 2018 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 94 - 92 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
2017-18 26 January 2018 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 102 - 111 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2017-18 02 November 2017 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 79 - 68 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
2016-17 09 March 2017 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 92 - 82 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2016-17 13 October 2016 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 99 - 97 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2013-14 23 April 2014 Playoffs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 86 - 66 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 21 April 2014 Playoffs Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 75 - 63 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 18 April 2014 Playoffs EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 91 - 77 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2013-14 16 April 2014 Playoffs EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 99 - 101 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2011-12 24 November 2011 Regular Season Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 85 - 76 EA7 Emporio Armani
2011-12 20 October 2011 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani 89 - 82 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
2007-08 24 January 2008 Regular Season Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 91 - 76 AJ Milano
2007-08 29 November 2007 Regular Season AJ Milano 81 - 82 Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
2005-06 26 January 2006 Regular Season AJ Milano 94 - 71 Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
2005-06 01 December 2005 Regular Season Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 96 - 95 AJ Milano