2018-19Regular SeasonRound 28
March 21, 2019 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 MORACA
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 4
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 5
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 7
Georgia: SILK SPORT HD 2 (GMG)
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 3
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Israel: 5SPORT
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

6-21 Regular Season 17-10
6-21 Overall 17-10

Referees

Crew Chief
CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS
Umpire 1
BALAK, AMIT
Umpire 2
AMBROSOV, MYKOLA

The Take

Podgorica will be hosting its last EuroLeague game of the season on Thursday when Buducnost VOLI welcomes Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The hosts will look to give a last bit of joy to their fans and snap a seven-game losing streak in the process, having said goodbye to the playoffs race long ago. Efes will be playing to hold onto fourth place and home-court advantage in the playoffs, especially after its home loss to CSKA Moscow earlier this week.

Earlier this season

This will be just the second time that these teams meet in the EuroLeague. In Round 13, Efes thrashed Buducnost in Istanbul by 38 points, 106-68. Rodrigue Beaubois led the way with 22 points and 5 of 7 threes, followed by Brock Motum, who scored 17. For Buducnost, big man Earl Clark shined with 21 points. Efes won the first two quarters by 9 points each and the last two by 10 points while shooting in 13 of 23 threes in a duel where Buducnost never had any options.

Marquee matchup

Earl Clark has had a solid EuroLeague debut season with 11.9 points and 3.7 rebounds on average in 27 starts for Buducnost. For Efes, Adrien Moerman has been a key contributor in a huge season with his 12.3 pointsm, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals in 27 appearances, also as a starter. The duel between these two big men in the paint promises some of the best moments in the game.

Keys to victory: Buducnost

It's a goodbye for Buducnost at Moraca. The hosts will play with all their heart to offer a last success to their fans. In order to do that, Buducnost will have to adjust defense and try to stop that ball circulation of Efes (19.5 apg.) and also the high shooting percentages of the guests from the field (58.5%). Clark and Edwin Jackson will be the duo that has to lead once again, as they did when giants like CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid or FC Barcelona Lassa fell in Moraca earlier this season.

Keys to victory: Efes

Efes is playing to hold fourth place, and if the first game between these two teams is any indicator, the guests have a solid chance to stay on top of this matchup. Efes averages almost 10 more points per game and gives up 5 less than Buducnost, making it a net 15-point difference going into the game. Also, the guests dominate every aspect of the game over Buducnost, summarized in a difference of 26 in the average PIR (73.4 to 99.3). However, the guests will have to stay alert as Buducnost will be playing for pride with no pressure, and other big teams who neglected this before this season ended up falling in Podgorica.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Euroleague.net
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 JACKSON, EDWIN G 1.90 29
2 IVANOVIC, NIKOLA G 1.91 25
3 COLE, NORRIS G 1.88 30
4 SEHOVIC, SUAD F 1.97 32
5 CLARK, EARL C 2.08 31
6 BAROVIC, FILIP C 2.07 28
7 CLARKE, COTY F 2.01 26
8 SEHOVIC, SEAD F 1.96 29
9 STAROVLAH, MILIC F 1.97 21
10 GORDIC, NEMANJA G 1.93 30
11 BITADZE, GOGA C 2.12 19
13 ILIC, ALEKSA F 2.04 22
30 POPOVIC, PETAR G 1.93 22
31 BELL, JAMES F 1.96 27
34 NIKOLIC, DANILO C 2.06 25
41 WILLIAMS, DEVIN C 2.06 24
44 ZUGIC, FEDOR G 1.98 15
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.82 26
1 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE G 1.95 31
2 KURTULDUM, MUSTAFA F 1.96 17
3 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN F 2.03 20
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

Clark, E. / 11.9 Jackson, E. / 9.8 Omic, A. / 8.9
Moerman, A. / 12.3 Micic, V. / 11.7 Beaubois, R. / 10.7
Omic, A. / 4.7
Moerman, A. / 6.3 Dunston, B. / 4.5
Gordic, N. / 3.6
Micic, V. / 5.2 Larkin, S. / 3.0 Simon, K. / 2.7
Moerman, A. / 1.3
Clark, E. / 0.6
Dunston, B. / 1.1 Pleiss, T. / 0.6
2PT
Omic, A. / 62.0 % Nikolic, D. / 56.8 % Jackson, E. / 46.0 %
Dunston, B. / 68.3 % Pleiss, T. / 67.5 % Simon, K. / 65.3 %
3PT
Clarke, C. / 44.1 % Jackson, E. / 42.6 % Sehovic, S. / 41.8 %
Motum, B. / 45.5 % Anderson, J. / 43.9 % Moerman, A. / 42.0 %
FT
Jackson, E. / 87.2 % Clarke, C. / 77.8 % Clark, E. / 70.6 %
Simon, K. / 86.8 % Larkin, S. / 86.2 % Moerman, A. / 84.8 %
PIR
Omic, A. / 10.6
Moerman, A. / 15.7 Dunston, B. / 12.7 Simon, K. / 12.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
73.9 Points 84.0
31.3 Rebounds 32.1
9.9 O. Rebounds 8.4
21.4 D. Rebounds 23.7
14.4 Assists 19.5
5.6 Steals 6.5
2.8 Blocks 3.0
48.4 % 2PT 58.5 %
37.7 % 3PT 40.3 %
71.4 % FT 80.3 %
73.4 PIR 99.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
84.3 Points 79.1
34.5 Rebounds 33.5
9.1 O. Rebounds 11.1
25.4 D. Rebounds 22.4
20.0 Assists 18.0
6.1 Steals 6.7
2.3 Blocks 2.0
58.3 % 2PT 53.7 %
39.3 % 3PT 34.8 %
75.5 % FT 75.1 %
101.9 PIR 85.4

Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"After a good game against Fenerbahce, where we played really good for 37 minutes, we will play against one more team from Istanbul. They are fighting for fourth place and homecourt advantage in the playoffs. Efes is in good form, they had 5 wins in a row until last night's defeat against CSKA. They are in good form during whole season, defense is on a high level, they got their own pace and style. They are oriented on a pick-and-roll offense, with great shooters and centers. We need to go on court like in our previous game and to be focused from the start until the end of the game."
ATAMAN, ERGIN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"Despite the physical and mental tiredness of the CSKA Moscow game in which we performed an amazing fight and lost in the last seconds, we must play smart and together as a team and put our own system on court to get the victory which is so valuable for us."

Players

GORDIC, NEMANJA
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
"After the game with Fenerbahce, which gave us a lot of self-confidence, we expect a tough game against Efes. It is great team, offensively they are one of the best teams in EuroLeague for sure. This will be a very important game for both teams, Efes needs win for fourth place and for us it is last game on home court in EuroLeague. We want to show ourselves in best possible way, to give our best to get one more win in front of our fans."
SANLI, SERTAC
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"We are going to play a difficult game on the road in EuroLeague. To keep our fourth spot safe in the standings, this is a must-win game for us. I believe that we can win this game if we put our CSKA Moscow game performance on court. We want to keep our place safe by winning this game."
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica Anadolu Efes Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 0-0
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 0-1
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica: 1-0
Away record vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 18 December 2018 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 106 - 68 Buducnost VOLI Podgorica