2018-19Regular SeasonRound 19
January 18, 2019 CET: 18:30
Local time: 20:30 SINAN ERDEM DOME.
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Records

12-6 Regular Season 2-16
12-6 Overall 2-16

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

The latest edition of the Istanbul derby will open Friday's slate of EuroLeague action with Anadolu Efes against Darussafaka. Efes comes into the game on a three-game winning streak, sitting in fourth place in the league and owning a 7-2 home record. Darussafaka is on a three-game losing streak, last in the standings and winless on the road this season. Efes is 5-0 in EuroLeague games against Darussafaka and also won their Turkish League game earlier this season.

Marquee matchup

They are power forwards with much different roles on their teams, but Efes's Adrien Moerman and Darussafaka's Jeremy Evans are important players whose performances will greatly impact this game. Moerman can play the stretch-4 role to break down defenses with his shooting, while also impacting the game on the boards; he is sixth in the league with 6.4 rebounds per game. Evans is an elite athlete and former slam dunk champion who is eighth in the league with 5.8 rebounds per game and second with 1.2 blocks. It should be an exciting matchup.

Earlier this season

Efes used a 32-point third quarter and then held off a late Darussafaka charge to win 88-93 when these teams met in Round 9. Rodrigue Beaubois was the hero for the winners with 24 points – all in the second half – on 6-of-7 three-point shooting. Vasilije Micic contributed 9 points and 8 assists. Micheal Eric led Darussafaka with 18 points. Efes made half of its 22 three-pointers in the game.

Keys to victory: Anadolu Efes

Turning this game into a shootout would work to Efes's benefit since Coach Ataman has a deeper squad that has scored at least 90 points seven times this season – and has won each of those games. Efes is averaging 89.4 points in wins, while Darussafaka has averaged 75.0 points in its wins. Efes also leads the league in three-point accuracy (43.8%) and Darussafaka is last (30.4%).

Keys to victory: Darussafaka

Darussafaka leads the league in offensive rebounds this season (12.3 orpg.) and Efes is last (8.1 orpg.). Coach Ernak's men – led by Micheal Eric and Jeremy Evans – must turn that rebounding advantage into second-chance points to improve their chances of scoring an upset win.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Euroleague.net
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.82 26
1 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE G 1.95 30
2 KURTULDUM, MUSTAFA F 1.96 17
3 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN F 2.03 19
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 29
6 BIRSEN, METECAN F 2.05 23
10 BITIM, ONURALP G 1.96 19
12 MOTUM, BROCK F 2.08 28
15 SANLI, SERTAC C 2.12 27
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN F 2.02 30
19 TUNCER, BUGRAHAN G 1.93 25
21 PLEISS, TIBOR C 2.21 29
22 MICIC, VASILIJE G 1.96 25
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98 29
25 ILYASOGLU, OMERCAN G 1.95 18
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 32
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV G 1.97 33
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 MCCALLUM, RAY G 1.90 27
3 OZMIZRAK, KARTAL G 1.88 23
4 AKAY, MERT G 1.96 18
5 BAYGUL, MUHAMMED G 1.95 26
9 KOSUT, EMIRCAN C 2.16 23
10 DEMIR, BERK F 2.04 23
11 KIDD, STANTON F 2.02 26
18 OZDEMIROGLU, DOGUS G 1.94 22
21 SAVAS, OGUZ C 2.13 31
22 BROWN, MARKEL G 1.91 26
23 DOUGLAS, TONEY G 1.88 32
31 PEINERS, ZANIS F 2.05 28
33 DIEBLER, JON F 1.98 30
40 EVANS, JEREMY F 2.06 31
50 ERIC, MICHAEL C 2.10 30

Player Stats

Beaubois, R. / 13.3 Moerman, A. / 12.2 Micic, V. / 11.9
Eric, M. / 11.7 McCallum, R. / 9.4
Moerman, A. / 6.4
Evans, J. / 5.8 Eric, M. / 5.4
Micic, V. / 5.4 Beaubois, R. / 3.3 Simon, K. / 3.1
McCallum, R. / 4.1
Moerman, A. / 1.4
Dunston, B. / 1.1 Pleiss, T. / 0.6 Beaubois, R. / 0.5
Evans, J. / 1.2 Eric, M. / 0.9
2PT
Dunston, B. / 69.2 % Pleiss, T. / 69.2 % Simon, K. / 60.5 %
Peiners, Z. / 65.0 % Evans, J. / 64.1 % Savas, O. / 56.9 %
3PT
Anderson, J. / 50.0 % Motum, B. / 50.0 % Micic, V. / 46.1 %
Diebler, J. / 39.3 % Brown, M. / 31.1 % Evans, J. / 30.3 %
FT
Simon, K. / 86.5 % Micic, V. / 76.5 % Dunston, B. / 66.7 %
Peiners, Z. / 84.6 % Eric, M. / 69.1 %
PIR
Moerman, A. / 15.9 Micic, V. / 14.1 Dunston, B. / 12.7
Eric, M. / 11.6 Evans, J. / 11.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
85.8 Points 74.6
32.4 Rebounds 35.1
8.1 O. Rebounds 12.3
24.3 D. Rebounds 22.8
20.2 Assists 16.1
6.3 Steals 5.1
3.3 Blocks 3.8
58.5 % 2PT 50.8 %
43.8 % 3PT 30.4 %
80.2 % FT 71.8 %
102.9 PIR 76.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.2 Points 84.9
32.4 Rebounds 36.8
11.4 O. Rebounds 12.6
21.1 D. Rebounds 24.2
18.1 Assists 18.1
7.2 Steals 6.9
1.7 Blocks 3.2
52.8 % 2PT 52.0 %
35.8 % 3PT 38.7 %
73.7 % FT 77.0 %
85.4 PIR 97.4
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

· The two Istanbul teams have met on five previous occasions in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and Efes has triumphed every time. Efes held off Darussafaka 88-93 in Round 9 behind 24 points on a career-best 6-for-7 three-point shooting from Rodrigue Beaubois. Efes also edged Darussafaka 75-72 in their Turkish League game in October.

· Efes forwards Adrien Moerman and James Anderson spent the 2016-17 season with Darussafaka. They were teammates there of Oguz Savas.

· Darussafaka guard Jon Diebler spent the 2015-16 season with Efes; he was a teammate there of current Efes players Bryant Dunston and Dogus Balbay.

· Diebler and Efes center Tibor Pleiss were teammates at Galatasaray Istanbul during the 2016-17 season. They played under current Efes head coach Ergin Ataman.

· Darussafaka forward Berk Demir played two seasons for Efes from 2016 through 2018 and made his EuroLeague debut with the club.

· Darussafaka big man Emircan Kosut played parts of three seasons for Efes from 2013 through 2016 and made his EuroLeague debut with the club.

Monday, January 14, 2019
Euroleague.net

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster
No player has started every EuroLeague game for Efes this season. Adrian Moerman has started all but one.
Streaks
Adrien Moerman has collected at least 1 steal in 16 of his last 17 EuroLeague games.
Moerman has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight games; he is shooting 19 for 36 (52.7%) from downtown over that period.
Tibor Pleiss has made 19 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Rodrigue Beaubois has made at least 1 three-pointer in 13 of his last 14 appearances.
Beaubois has made 16 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Vasilije Micic has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight and 14 of his last 15 EuroLeague appearances.
James Anderson has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Vasilije Micic ranks third in the league this season in assists with 5.4 per game.
Bryant Dunston ranks fourth in the league this season with 1.1 blocks per game.
Records/Milestones
Bryant Dunston is second in EuroLeague history with 208 blocked shots. He trails only Fran Vazquez and his 249 rejections.
Dunston ranks ninth all-time with 358 career offensive rebounds. Mirsad Turkcan is eighth with 385.
Tibor Pleiss ranks ninth all-time with 153 blocked shots. He needs 8 more to catch Victor Khryapa for eighth place.
Adrien Moerman is 13 points shy of reaching the 1,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career.
Brock Motum needs 6 more three-pointers to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Roster
Fourteen of the 15 Darussafaka players on the active roster have been in the starting lineup at least once this season. No player has started in every game.
Streaks
Jon Diebler has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 straight appearances.
Jeremy Evans has blocked at least 1 shot in nine straight and 15 of his 16 games.
Rankings
Micheal Eric ranks fourth in the league in offensive rebounds with 2.7 per game; Jeremy Evans is sixth with 2.1 per contest.
Jeremy Evans ranks second in the league this season with 1.2 blocks per game.
Jon Diebler is ranked fifth all-time, and first among active EuroLeague players, with 48.8% career three-point accuracy.

Monday, January 14, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
5 - 0
Anadolu Efes Istanbul Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul: 2-0
Away record vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul: 3-0
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 0-3
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 0-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 22 November 2018 Regular Season Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul 88 - 93 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2016-17 25 January 2017 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 93 - 81 Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
2016-17 27 October 2016 Regular Season Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 79 - 84 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 11 March 2016 Top 16 Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul 68 - 72 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 15 January 2016 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 84 - 71 Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul