2018-19Regular SeasonRound 20
January 24, 2019 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 WIZINK CENTER
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Records

15-4 Regular Season 13-6
15-4 Overall 13-6

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Both of the best teams in the competitions meet in an attractive showdown. Madrid (15-4) is in a four-game home winning streak but comes off a road loss against Buducnost. Anthony Randolph (12.4 ppg.) has been its top scorer until now but Madrid has eight other players averaging at least 5 points, including playmakers Sergio Llull (10.3 ppg.) and Facu Campazzo (9.7 ppg.). Efes (13-6) is on a four-game winning streak and willing to keep its momentum going. Rodrigue Beaubois is Efes's top scorer this season (13.1 ppg.), followed by Adrien Moerman (12.4 ppg.) and Vasilije Micic (11.9 ppg.). Expect high intensity and great basketball at Wizink Center.

Marquee matchup

Two of the best point guards in the competition meet again. Micic has been sensational this season, playing with great determination and character, shooting well from downtown (46.2%) and sharing the ball to make everything work (5.3 ppg.). He must use his size and athleticism against Llull, a former EuroLeague MVP with unlimited range, experience and outstanding clutch. Llull has been money from the foul line, too (26-of-27, 96.3%).

Earlier this season

Madrid and Efes played arguably one of the best games this season in Regular Season Round 11, on December 7. Efes dominated the game for the best part and led 74-60 after 30 minutes but Madrid came back, led by Gustavo Ayon and Trey Thompkins, and ended up getting an 82-84 win. Ayon led the way with 20 points and 11 rebounds in less than 22 minutes. Llull added 12, and Moerman led Efes with 19 and 10 rebounds.

Keys to victory: Madrid

Madrid must dominate the defensive board in order to get its trademark run-and-gun basketball going. Indeed, Madrid leads the defensive boards standings (27 drpg.) and ranks high in fouls drawn (21.4 per game). It needs to stop Micic and Shane Larkin from dominating the game tempo, for which Llull and Campazzo will be very important. Jeffery Taylor and Rudy Fernandez must be aggressive against James Anderson and Krunoslav Simon at small forward, too.

Keys to victory: Efes

Efes is shooting the ball really well this season, ranking first in two-point (59.1%) and second in three-point shooting (43%). Efes, however, ranks last in offensive rebounds (8.2 orpg.), and that will be critical to prevent Madrid's fast-paced, transition basketball. Micic and Moerman are in very good shape, so Efes must keep running its offense through them and expect Bryant Dunston and Tibor Pleiss to stop Ayon down low.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Euroleague.net
Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN F 1.95 31
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY F 2.11 29
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 33
7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO G 1.80 27
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.03 38
14 AYON, GUSTAVO C 2.08 33
16 YUSTA, SANTI F 2.00 21
19 PANTZAR, MELWIN G 1.90 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 35
22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.21 26
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.92 31
24 DECK, GABRIEL F 1.99 23
25 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 26
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.13 28
33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 28
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 29
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 30
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

Player Stats

Randolph, A. / 12.4 Llull, S. / 10.3 Carroll, J. / 10.0
Beaubois, R. / 13.1 Moerman, A. / 12.4 Micic, V. / 11.9
Ayon, G. / 6.5 Tavares, W. / 5.3 Randolph, A. / 4.7
Moerman, A. / 6.4
Campazzo, F. / 4.4 Llull, S. / 3.7 Ayon, G. / 3.5
Micic, V. / 5.3 Beaubois, R. / 3.1 Simon, K. / 3.0
Campazzo, F. / 1.4 Ayon, G. / 1.0
Moerman, A. / 1.5 Micic, V. / 1.0
Tavares, W. / 1.9 Ayon, G. / 0.7
Dunston, B. / 1.1 Pleiss, T. / 0.7
2PT
Tavares, W. / 75.7 % Ayon, G. / 70.9 % Deck, G. / 68.3 %
Pleiss, T. / 70.4 % Dunston, B. / 68.1 % Simon, K. / 62.2 %
3PT
Fernandez, R. / 46.7 % Taylor, J. / 46.2 % Randolph, A. / 45.7 %
Anderson, J. / 48.7 % Micic, V. / 46.2 % Motum, B. / 45.9 %
FT
Campazzo, F. / 90.0 % Randolph, A. / 80.9 % Fernandez, R. / 78.1 %
Simon, K. / 87.2 % Larkin, S. / 86.7 % Micic, V. / 76.5 %
PIR
Ayon, G. / 16.7 Randolph, A. / 14.5 Campazzo, F. / 12.4
Moerman, A. / 16.4 Micic, V. / 13.8 Dunston, B. / 12.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
85.9 Points 85.6
36.1 Rebounds 32.3
9.1 O. Rebounds 8.2
26.9 D. Rebounds 24.1
20.0 Assists 20.1
6.0 Steals 6.5
3.1 Blocks 3.4
56.5 % 2PT 59.0 %
40.6 % 3PT 43.0 %
79.4 % FT 80.8 %
106.2 PIR 103.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
75.6 Points 79.5
33.2 Rebounds 32.5
10.5 O. Rebounds 11.4
22.7 D. Rebounds 21.1
14.9 Assists 18.1
5.9 Steals 7.1
1.9 Blocks 1.7
49.7 % 2PT 52.8 %
33.5 % 3PT 35.4 %
75.0 % FT 74.0 %
72.7 PIR 84.4
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Real Madrid vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

· Real Madrid will be playing its 400th modern day EuroLeague game, joining six teams (CSKA Moscow, FC Barcelona Lassa, Olympiacos Piraeus, KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv) with at least 400 games in the competition.

· Real Madrid has had the better of Efes, winning nine of their last 10 games including the last six. Overall Madrid leads the head-to-head series 20-6 over Efes this century. Madrid has won 11 consecutive games against Efes at home with Efes last's victory in the Spanish capital coming in January 2005.

· In Round 11, Madrid rallied from 15 down in the third quarter to edge Efes 82-84 behind Gustavo Ayon's 20 points and 11 rebounds. Ayon earned MVP of the round honors, accumulating a PIR of 34.

· 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.

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

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

· Efes point guard Vasilije Micic and Madrid center Ognjen Kuzmic were teammates on the Serbian national team that won the silver medal at EuroBasket 2017.

· 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.

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

· Madrid big man Trey Thompkins set a career-high with 3 blocks playing for Nizhny Novgorod against Efes in November 2014.

· Jaycee Carroll tied a club record with 7 triples on 8 attempts against Efes in April 2007.

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

· Madrid center Walter Tavares posted his career highs in index rating with 25, in points with 14 and in blocks with 4 against Efes in January of last season.

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

Monday, January 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

Real Madrid

Roster
Anthony Randolph is the only Madrid player to have started every EuroLeague game this season.
Streaks
Jaycee Carroll has made 19 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Felipe Reyes has made 19 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Sergio Llull has made 19 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Facu Campazzo has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his 19 games this season.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 18 of his last 19 EuroLeague appearances.
Anthony Randolph has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight and 19 of his last 20 games.
Rankings
Gustavo Ayon is fifth in the league this season in rebounding with 6.5 per game.
Facundo Campazzo is fifth in the league this season with 1.4 steals per game.
Walter Tavares leads the league in blocked shots this season with 1.9 per game.
Tavares leads the EuroLeague this season in two-point accuracy at 75.71%. Gustavo Ayon is third at 70.93%.
Campazzo is fifth in the league in free throw accuracy at 90.0% this season.
Jaycee Carroll ranks fifth on the EuroLeague all-time charts in free throw accuracy at 90.8%.
Records/Milestones
Felipe Reyes is the EuroLeague career rebounding king with 1,762 boards.
Reyes is ranked third all-time in scoring with 2,969 points.
Reyes has moved into a tie with Mike Batiste for second place on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 949 two-point shots made. Ante Tomic of FC Barcelona Lassa sits in first with 993 and counting.
Rudy Fernandez is in fifth place all-time in steals with 254. Fernandez needs 7 more to catch Gianluca Basile for fourth place.
Sergio Llull ranks eighth all-time with 2,732 points. Marcus Brown is seventh with 2,739.
Llull has moved into sixth place on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 979 assists. Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow is fifth with 1,020 and counting.
Walter Tavares is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 71.11%.
Tavares needs 3 offensive rebounds to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Llull ranks fifth all-time with 409 three-pointers made. Gianluca Basile is fourth with 421.
Rudy Fernandez ranks eighth all-time with 375 three-pointers made. J.R. Holden is seventh with 377 and Jaka Lakovic sixth (381).
Jaycee Carroll is 11th all-time with 341 three-point shots made. His former teammate Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow is 10th with 343.
Gustavo Ayon needs 2 more blocks to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Anthony Randolph needs 1 more three-pointer to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster
No player has started every EuroLeague game for Efes this season. Adrian Moerman has started all but one game.
Streaks
Adrien Moerman has collected at least 1 steal in 17 of his last 18 EuroLeague games.
Moerman has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 straight games.
Moerman has made 10 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Tibor Pleiss has made 19 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Rodrigue Beaubois has made at least 1 three-pointer in 14 of his last 15 appearances.
Beaubois has made 16 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Vasilije Micic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight and 15 of his last 16 EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Vasilije Micic ranks third in the league this season in assists with 5.3 per game.
Adrien Moerman is third in the league this season with 1.5 steals per game.
Bryant Dunston is tied for third in the league this season with 1.1 blocks per game.
Records/Milestones
Bryant Dunston is second in EuroLeague history with 209 blocked shots. He trails only Fran Vazquez and his 249 rejections.
Dunston ranks ninth all-time with 359 career offensive rebounds. Mirsad Turkcan is eighth with 385.
Tibor Pleiss ranks ninth all-time with 155 blocked shots. He needs 6 more to catch Victor Khryapa for eighth place.
Brock Motum needs 6 more three-pointers to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Monday, January 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
21 - 6
Real Madrid Anadolu Efes Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Real Madrid
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 11-2
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 10-4
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 4-10
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 2-11

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
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