2016-17Regular SeasonRound 29
March 30, 2017 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 ABDI IPEKCI ARENA
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Records

16-12 Regular Season 19-9
16-12 Overall 19-9

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Round 29 will open in Istanbul with two playoff-bound sides looking to finish as high as possible in the standings. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (16-12) has won three in a row and seven of eight to storm into the playoffs. Coach Velimir Perasovic’s side enters the round ranked sixth and could still potentially place as high as fourth. Olympiacos Piraeus (19-9) has clinched home-court advantage in the playoffs and can finish the regular season no worse than third, but second place is still a possibility if it wins and CSKA Moscow loses on the road Friday. The Reds routed Efes 90-66 in their Round 2 meeting as Vassilis Spnaoulis shined with 17 points and 9 assists. That was Efes’s lowest offensive output of the season. Olympiacos hopes to have a full cast available for the game after top scorer Georgios Printezis (12.9 ppg.) missed last week’s game to illness. Spanoulis (11.7 ppg., 5.8 apg.) and Erick Green (10.2 ppg.) give the visitors plenty of scoring punch from the backcourt. Efes has an evenly-balanced lineup with Derrick Brown (13.1 ppg., 5.6 rpg.) and Bryant Dunson (10.6 pg., 6.3 rpg.) on the frontline and Thomas Heurtel (13.0 ppg., 5.8 apg.) and Jayson Granger on the perimeter. The game will be a clash of styles as Efes’s offense is third in the league in scoring (84.4 ppg.), but Olympiacos has allowed the fewest points in the league this season (73.6 ppg.). This will be a true test of both team’s leaders to see which side can dictate the tempo to its liking to best improve its chances of winning.
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 THOMAS, DESHAUN F 2.01 25
2 HONEYCUTT, TYLER F 2.03 26
3 BAYKAN, OGULCAN G 1.96 21
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 28
5 BROWN, DERRICK F 2.03 29
6 OSMAN, CEDI F 2.04 21
9 GEYIK, SAMET F 2.06 24
11 DEMIR, BERK F 2.04 21
15 GRANGER, JAYSON G 1.89 27
31 HEURTEL, THOMAS G 1.89 27
32 MUTAF, MAXIM G 1.93 26
33 PAUL, BRANDON G 1.93 25
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 30
53 KIRK, ALEX C 2.11 25
Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 24
2 BIRCH, KHEM C 2.06 24
4 YOUNG, PATRIC C 2.09 25
5 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS G 1.88 20
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.07 23
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 34
9 WATERS, DOMINIC G 1.85 30
10 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIOS F 2.08 22
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 22
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 32
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 26
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 26
24 LOJESKI, MATT G 1.98 31
26 MARAGKOS, PARIS C 2.06 23
27 ATHINAIOU, IOANNIS G 1.93 28

Player Stats

Brown, D. / 13.1 Heurtel, T. / 13.0 Dunston, B. / 10.6
Printezis, G. / 12.9 Spanoulis, V. / 11.7 Green, E. / 10.2
Honeycutt, T. / 7.1 Dunston, B. / 6.3 Brown, D. / 5.6
Heurtel, T. / 5.8 Granger, J. / 4.0
Paul, B. / 1.3 Honeycutt, T. / 1.1 Brown, D. / 1.0
Dunston, B. / 1.1 Honeycutt, T. / 0.9 Brown, D. / 0.6
Birch, K. / 1.0 Milutinov, N. / 0.7
2PT
Dunston, B. / 56.3 % Omic, A. / 55.0 % Brown, D. / 53.5 %
Birch, K. / 62.6 % Milutinov, N. / 57.7 % Lojeski, M. / 56.5 %
3PT
Paul, B. / 42.9 % Osman, C. / 40.0 % Heurtel, T. / 36.1 %
Lojeski, M. / 42.0 % Printezis, G. / 42.0 % Green, E. / 39.6 %
FT
Heurtel, T. / 87.3 % Thomas, D. / 81.3 % Brown, D. / 81.1 %
Papanikolaou, K. / 86.0 % Lojeski, M. / 82.7 % Green, E. / 81.5 %
PIR
Brown, D. / 16.9 Dunston, B. / 14.7 Honeycutt, T. / 13.4
Printezis, G. / 14.8 Birch, K. / 11.9 Lojeski, M. / 11.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.4 Points 78.0
35.7 Rebounds 37.4
12.9 O. Rebounds 11.9
22.9 D. Rebounds 25.6
18.8 Assists 15.0
7.1 Steals 6.1
3.4 Blocks 3.4
50.1 % 2PT 51.8 %
35.4 % 3PT 33.6 %
74.9 % FT 74.1 %
94.6 PIR 87.7

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
83.8 Points 73.6
36.0 Rebounds 33.9
10.3 O. Rebounds 10.4
25.7 D. Rebounds 23.6
19.3 Assists 14.5
6.0 Steals 6.6
2.4 Blocks 3.0
54.0 % 2PT 46.2 %
39.6 % 3PT 37.2 %
77.5 % FT 75.3 %
91.8 PIR 74.0
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Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

· Olympiacos blasted Efes 90-66 in Round 2, in a game in which Vassilis Spanoulis became the second player in competition history to reach 3,000 career points. Spanouils led Olympiacos with 17 points and 9 assists, and Georgios Printezis scored 15. Cedi Osman led the way for Efes with a career-high 22 points.

· Olympiacos and Efes battled for a Final Four spot in the 2013 playoffs. Efes had a 15-point lead in do-or-die Game 5, but Olympiacos came back, won the series and went on to lift the trophy.               

· Injured Olympiacos guard Daniel Hackett established a personal high in scoring in an Olympiacos uniform against Anadolu Efes with 19 points in a regular season loss in Piraeus last season.

· Olympiacos forward Georgios Printezis starred with 26 points on 4-of-7 three-point shooting in the opening game of the 2013 playoffs series against Anadolu Efes to lead the Reds to a 67-62 victory.

· Efes big man Bryant Dunston reached the 2015 EuroLeague Championship Game with Olympiacos. He played a total of two seasons with the Reds, during which he won the 2013 Intercontinental Cup and the 2015 Greek League and was twice named EuroLeague Best Defender. He played under Coach Giannis Sfairopoulos, and was a teammate of six current Olympiacos players: Vassilis Spanoulis, Ioannis Papapetrou, Georgios Printezis, Vangelis Mantzaris, Dimitrios Agravanis and Matt Lojeski.

· Efes guard Jayson Granger scored a season-high 26 points against Olympiacos in an 87-91 overtime home loss last season.

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Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster

Berk Demir and Samet Geyik will be making their EuroLeague debuts with their first appearances this season.

Streaks

Derrick Brown has scored in double digits in six straight and nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.

Brandon Paul has recorded at least 1 steal in each of his last six EuroLeague appearances.

Brown has had a performance index rating of at least 13 in seven of his last eight games.

Bryant Dunston has pulled down at least 7 rebounds in five of his last six games.

Rankings

Thomas Heurtel is the EuroLeague career leader in assists per game at 5.6.

Thomas Heurtel is ranked ninth all-time with 779 EuroLeague assists. Juan Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Lassa (792) is ranked eighth.

Heurtel is fourth in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 5.8 per game.

Tyler Honeycutt is ranked fifth in the EuroLeague in rebounds this season with 7.1 per game.

Bryant Dunston is fifth in the EuroLeague this season with 1.1 blocks per night.

Records/Milestones

Thomas Heurtel set the single-season EuroLeague record for assists both in average (7.92 apg.) and total (190) last season.

Bryant Dunston needs 10 points to reach the 1,000 milestone for his EuroLeague career.

Heurtel needs 3 more steals to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster

Matt Lojeski left Olympiacos’s Round 28 loss with a lower-body injury.

Georgios Printezis missed Round 28 game due to flu-like symptoms.

Guard Daniel Hackett will miss the rest of the season due to a leg injury.

Paris Maragkos will be making his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Dimitrios Agravanis has made 10 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.

Erick Green has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Vassilis Spanoulis ranks second on the all-time scoring list with 3,265 points, third in assists with Milos Teodosic of CSKA Moscow at 1,091 and is first all-time in free throws made, with 884.

Spanoulis has made 347 three-point shots in his career, which is eighth-most all-time. He was passed by Sergio Llull in Round 27. Llull has 350 and counting. Dimitris Diamantidis (372) is in sixth place.

Spanoulis is third in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 5.8 per game.

Records/Milestones

Vassilis Spanoulis has moved into sole possession of the 10th place on all-time list of EuroLeague appearances with 244.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
13 - 15
Anadolu Efes Istanbul Olympiacos Piraeus
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 8-5
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 5-10
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 10-5
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 5-8

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 20 October 2016 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 90 - 66 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 18 December 2015 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 68 - 81 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2015-16 12 November 2015 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 87 - 91 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 26 March 2015 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 86 - 75 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2014-15 29 January 2015 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 84 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 04 April 2014 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 78 - 83 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 13 February 2014 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 78 - 60 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2012-13 26 April 2013 Playoffs Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 72 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2012-13 19 April 2013 Playoffs Anadolu Efes Istanbul 74 - 73 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 17 April 2013 Playoffs Anadolu Efes Istanbul 83 - 72 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 12 April 2013 Playoffs Olympiacos Piraeus 71 - 53 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2012-13 10 April 2013 Playoffs Olympiacos Piraeus 67 - 62 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2012-13 22 November 2012 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 75 - 53 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2012-13 19 October 2012 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 98 - 72 Olympiacos Piraeus
2011-12 08 February 2012 Top 16 Anadolu Efes Istanbul 65 - 67 Olympiacos Piraeus
2011-12 01 February 2012 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 83 - 65 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2009-10 07 January 2010 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 85 - 93 Olympiacos
2009-10 12 November 2009 Regular Season Olympiacos 105 - 90 Efes Pilsen
2006-07 17 January 2007 Regular Season Olympiacos 72 - 91 Efes Pilsen
2006-07 22 November 2006 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 95 - 77 Olympiacos
2005-06 11 January 2006 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 77 - 69 Olympiacos
2005-06 17 November 2005 Regular Season Olympiacos 75 - 78 Efes Pilsen
2004-05 02 February 2005 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 80 - 54 Olympiacos
2004-05 09 December 2004 Regular Season Olympiacos 59 - 110 Efes Pilsen
2003-04 29 January 2004 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 61 - 52 Olympiacos
2003-04 27 November 2003 Regular Season Olympiacos 57 - 69 Efes Pilsen
2001-02 12 December 2001 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 79 - 80 Olympiacos
2001-02 10 October 2001 Regular Season Olympiacos 87 - 72 Efes Pilsen