2018-19Regular SeasonRound 27
March 20, 2019 CET: 18:15
Local time: 20:15 VOLKSWAGEN ARENA
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
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Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 2
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 5
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 5
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Greece: NOVASPORTS 1HD
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Hungary: DIGI SPORT 3
Baltic: TVPLAY SPORTS
Israel: 5LIVE
Baltic: TVPLAY SPORTS EXTRA
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 3
Romania: DIGI SPORT2

Records

3-23 Regular Season 9-17
3-23 Overall 9-17

Referees

Crew Chief
GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS
Umpire 1
SILVA, SERGIO
Umpire 2
BAUMANIS, INGUS

The Take

It will be a duel between two teams that have said goodbye to playoff options in Istanbul when Darussafaka Tekfen welcomes Khimki Moscow Region on Wednesday. Darussafaka remains in last place with a 3-23 and lost 10 of its last 11 games while Khimki lost its slim chances last week at home against Real Madrid enlarging its losing streak to four games now, for a 9-17 record.

Earlier this season

This will just be the second time these two teams meet in the EuroLeague, as Khimki won their previous encounter in Russia by one single point, 85-84, in Round 14. Alexey Shved was already injured in that game so Dee Bost led the way with 19 points and Andrey Zubkov and Jordan Mickey had 15 apiece. For the guests, Michael Eric and Ray McCallum had 13 points apiece. With 13 seconds to go, Jeremy Evans left Dacka leading by one point, 83-84, but in the last second of the game, Mickey hit two free throws that gave the win to the hosts.

Marquee matchup

Michael Eric and Jordan Mickey have been two big men making a big splash in their respective EuroLeague debuts. Eric has led Dacka under the boards with 11.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 25 appearances this season, 16 of them as a starter for the Istanbul team. Mickey comes off the bench for Khimki, averaging 14.2 points and 5.2 rebounds in 24 appearances this season. As it happened in Round 14, expect these two players to be in a duel that will have a major impact on the outcome of the game.

Keys to victory: Darussafaka

If Darussafaka wants to give its fans some EuroLeague joy it will have to try to diminish the 18.6 assists per game that Khimki is averaging so far. The guests also lead the league in steals however (7.6 spg.) so the hosts will have to work hard on both ends of the court. On top of that, Shved has been long back from injury and will now play in this game, so Darussafaka will have one more problem to deal with. Pride is at stake.

Keys to victory: Khimki

The last time these two teams met, Toney Douglas had not signed for Dacka yet, so Khimki will have a new obstacle in front of it. Also, the guests have the second weakest register in rebounds in the league, so they will have to crash the boards in order to cut their deficit against Dacka under the glass (34.4 to 29.8 rpg.). Khimki should probably keep the hosts away from the paint and have them shoot threes, since Dacka has the weakes numbers in the league from that distance (30.6%).

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Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
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 27
18 OZDEMIROGLU, DOGUS G 1.94 22
21 SAVAS, OGUZ C 2.13 31
22 BROWN, MARKEL G 1.91 27
23 DOUGLAS, TONEY G 1.88 33
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
Khimki Moscow Region
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SHVED, ALEXEY G 1.98 30
5 CROCKER, TONY F 1.98 32
6 VIALTSEV, EGOR F 1.93 33
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV G 1.90 29
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 30
11 HARRISON, ANDREW G 1.98 24
12 MONIA, SERGEY F 2.02 35
13 GILL, ANTHONY F 2.04 26
15 GUBANOV, PETR F 2.07 31
16 YAKUSHIN, TIMOFEY G 1.94 22
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY F 2.06 27
22 JENKINS, CHARLES G 1.91 30
23 THOMAS, MALCOLM C 2.06 30
25 MICKEY, JORDAN C 2.03 24
35 KADOSHNIKOV, DMITRII F 2.01 18

Player Stats

Douglas, T. / 14.5 Eric, M. / 11.0 McCallum, R. / 9.4
Mickey, J. / 14.2 Crocker, T. / 9.7 Thomas, M. / 8.8
Evans, J. / 6.0 Eric, M. / 5.0
Mickey, J. / 5.2 Thomas, M. / 4.9
Markovic, S. / 4.3 Bost, D. / 3.0
Douglas, T. / 1.8
Jenkins, C. / 1.0
Evans, J. / 1.3 Eric, M. / 0.9
Mickey, J. / 1.0 Thomas, M. / 0.5
2PT
Peiners, Z. / 62.5 % Evans, J. / 61.4 % Ozdemiroglu, D. / 53.3 %
Thomas, M. / 66.7 % Jenkins, C. / 58.2 % Zubkov, A. / 58.1 %
3PT
Evans, J. / 37.5 % Diebler, J. / 37.3 % Ozmizrak, K. / 34.0 %
Jenkins, C. / 43.2 % Monia, S. / 42.9 % Markovic, S. / 37.7 %
FT
Douglas, T. / 94.3 % Peiners, Z. / 87.5 % Savas, O. / 70.6 %
Crocker, T. / 93.0 % Mickey, J. / 75.9 % Markovic, S. / 73.7 %
PIR
Evans, J. / 12.3 Douglas, T. / 12.2 Eric, M. / 10.0
Mickey, J. / 15.6 Thomas, M. / 12.2

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
73.6 Points 78.6
34.4 Rebounds 29.8
11.5 O. Rebounds 9.9
22.9 D. Rebounds 19.9
15.8 Assists 18.6
5.7 Steals 7.6
3.8 Blocks 2.7
50.1 % 2PT 55.5 %
30.7 % 3PT 35.2 %
75.1 % FT 76.8 %
74.8 PIR 82.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
85.0 Points 81.7
36.8 Rebounds 34.3
12.0 O. Rebounds 10.3
24.8 D. Rebounds 24.0
17.8 Assists 18.7
7.2 Steals 7.0
3.4 Blocks 2.8
53.9 % 2PT 55.1 %
36.9 % 3PT 39.7 %
77.6 % FT 79.4 %
98.9 PIR 97.9

Head Coaches

ERNAK, SELCUK
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
"With Alexey Shved back in the lineup looking healthy and with their new coach, Khimki started playing a very aggressive style of basketball. Since they are coming off four straight losses they will be really desperate against us. We have to answer the same way to get a win."
KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"Darussafaka changed the coach during the season and started to play a little bit differently. Both teams have similar situations without any chances for the playoffs but we need this win, first of all, for ourselves because this is EuroLeague. We are ready to give a fight, even on the road. We'll try to use Andrew Harrison on the court. Now he is better. Hopefully, he will help us in the crucial part of the season."

Players

DOUGLAS, TONEY
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
"It is an important game because it is the next game. The last game we played against Khimki we ended up losing a really close one on the road. We got to come out ready mentally and physically on both ends of the floor. If we do that and control the tempo of the game I think that we should be fine."
HARRISON, ANDREW
Khimki Moscow Region
"I'm still trying to learn our system. I'm looking forward to my debut in the EuroLeague and competing at the highest level. I feel good about the team and trying to be another playmaker on the court."

Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Khimki Moscow Region

· In Round 14, Khimki edged Darussafaka 85-84 on Jordan Mickey's free throws with 1.4 seconds left. Dee Bost had 19 points in that game, while Mickey and Andrey Zubkov had 15 apiece.

· Before this season, the two teams only previously met in the 2000-01 Korac Kup and split home victories.

· Darussafaka guard Markel Brown and forward Jeremy Evans made their European debuts with Khimki during the 2016-17 season. They were teammates of current Khimki players Sergey Monia, Alexey Shved, Egor Vialtsev and Vyacheslav Zaytsev.

· Oguz Savas posted his career high in blocks with 3 playing for Fenerbahce Istanbul against Khimki in October 2012.

· Khimki forward Andrey Zubkov matched his career- best with 15 points and set career-highs with 8 rebounds and a PIR of 23 in Round 14 against Darussafaka.

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Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Roster
Of the 15 players to make an appearance for Darusssafaka this season, 14 have made it into the starting lineup at least once. No player has started in every game.
Streaks
Jeremy Evans has blocked at least 1 shot in 15 of his last 16 EuroLeague appearances.
Touney  Douglas has made 17 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Douglas has recorded at least 1 steal in six of his last seven EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Toney Douglas ranks fourth in the league in scoring this season with 14.5 points per game.
Douglas leads the EuroLeague in steals this season with 1.8 per game.
Douglas is fifth in the league in free throw accuracy this season at 94.29%.
Michael Eric ranks fourth in the league in offensive rebounds with 2.3 per game.
Jeremy Evans ranks second in the league this season with 1.3 blocks per game.

Khimki Moscow Region

Roster
Khimki has used 12 different players in its starting lineups this season.
Dmitrii Kadoshnikov is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Streaks
Jordan Mickey has scored in double figures in six of his last seven EuroLeague appearances.
Tony Crocker has made 19 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Andrey Zubkov has made 12 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in 31 straight EuroLeague appearances.
Shved has scored at least 13 points in each of his last 45 EuroLeague games.
Shved has dished at least 4 assists in 20 of his last 21 EuroLeague appearances.
Shved has collected at least 1 steal in each of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Alexey Shved's 23.7 points per game and average performance index rating of 24.7 per game are both highest in the league, however, he does not have enough appearances this season to qualify for the leaders' board.
Records/Milestones
Shved set EuroLeague single-season records last season with 740 points scored and 107 three-pointers made.
Sergey Monia is nearing the 1,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career. He enters this game with 989.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Khimki Moscow Region
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
Home record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 0-0
Away record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 0-1
Khimki Moscow Region
Home record vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul: 1-0
Away record vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 21 December 2018 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 85 - 84 Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul