2018-19Regular SeasonRound 7
November 16, 2018 CET: 21:00
Local time: 20:00 GRAN CANARIA ARENA
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Baltic: TVPLAY SPORTS EXTRA
Romania: DIGI SPORT2
France: RMC 7
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 6
Georgia: SILK SPORT HD 2 (GMG)
Spain: MOVISTAR DEPORTES
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 3
Hungary: DIGI SPORT 2
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Israel: 5SPORT
In Flight: SPORT 24

Records

1-5 Regular Season 1-5
1-5 Overall 1-5

Referees

Crew Chief
LAMONICA, LUIGI
Umpire 1
KOROMILAS, ELIAS
Umpire 2
REITER, MORITZ

The Take

Both teams arrive to this team with a 1-5 record, so a lot of intensity is expected. Gran Canaria is in a four-game losing streak and relies on its best scorers, Chris Evans (13 ppg.), D.J. Strawberry (11.2 ppg.) and Clevin Hannah (10.8 ppg.) to bounce back as soon as this week. Maccabi lost its last three games and looks for its second road win. Scottie Wilbekin (13.8 ppg.) has been its leading scorer until now, followed by Tarik Black (12.3 ppg.), who has been sidelined in the last two games, and Michael Roll (11.2 ppg.). Both teams face each other for the first time, which adds more spice to this interesting showdown.

Marquee matchup:

Wilbekin has been bothered by a thumb injury in the last couple of weeks but already bounce back in Israeli League action this weekend, scoring 17 points in 32 minutes. Wilbekin must use his one-on-one skills and unlimited range against Hannah, one of the best newcomers in the competition this season. Hannah is doing even better at home, averaging 13.3 points in 3 games.

Did you know?

Wilbekin averaged 19.7 points and 4.8 assists in 18 7DAYS EuroCup games last season, earning MVP honors. Wilbekin, however, was limited to 6 points on 2-of-12 shooting, 2 assists and a PIR of 2 in Darussafaka's visit to Gran Canaria. It was also his team's last loss in that EuroCup season - Darussafaka won the next 6 games and lifted the trophy. Wilbekin averaged 25.8 points in those 6 games.

Keys to victory: Gran Canaria

First and foremost, Gran Canaria is allowing opponents to score 61.8% of their two-point shots, which dramatically helps the team to hace the worst defensive numbers in the competition (95.3 ppg. allowed). Protecting its own rim by being more physical in the paint is a must. Gran Canaria must raise its three-point shooting percentage (31.3%, 14th overall) to be more competitive, as it has the fire power to do so.

Keys to victory: Maccabi

With Wilbekin healthy and ready, Maccabi must run its offense through him, as he can change any game with his leadership and determination. Maccabi ties with Fenerbahce for last place in offensive rebounds (8 orpg.), so powering the glass for second-chance opportunities is a must. If Black remains sidelined, Johnny O'Bryant and Alex Tyus must make the most of their extended playing time.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Euroleague.net
Herbalife Gran Canaria
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SERRANO, MIGUEL F 2.03 17
2 BALCEROWSKI, ALEKSANDER C 2.15 17
3 LOPEZ, JAVI G 1.88 19
4 OLIVER, ALBERT G 1.86 40
5 HANNAH, CLEVIN G 1.79 31
6 NELSON, LUKE G 1.90 23
7 RODRIGUEZ, PAULO F 2.01 18
8 ERIKSSON, MARCUS F 2.01 24
12 BALVIN, ONDREJ C 2.17 26
13 BAEZ, EULIS C 2.01 36
14 PASECNIKS, ANZEJS C 2.16 22
18 DIOP, KHALIFA C 2.08 16
21 PAULI, ORIOL F 2.01 24
22 RABASEDA, XAVIER F 1.98 29
23 EVANS, CHRISTOPHER F 2.03 27
24 STRAWBERRY, DJ F 1.96 33
25 MADSEN, ALEXANDER F 2.08 23
32 KLJAJIC, JOVAN G 1.97 17
40 FISCHER, LUKE C 2.11 24
41 TILLIE, KIM C 2.10 30
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 RAY, KENDRICK G 1.88 24
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE G 1.88 25
2 PARGO, JEREMY G 1.88 32
3 O'BRYANT, JOHNNY F 2.06 25
4 CALOIARO, ANGELO F 2.03 29
5 ROLL, MICHAEL G 1.98 31
7 KANE, DEANDRE G 1.96 29
8 AVDIJA, DENI G 2.00 17
9 TYUS, ALEX C 2.03 30
10 LEVI, NIMROD F 2.08 23
11 SESSIONS, RAMON G 1.91 32
12 DIBARTOLOMEO, JOHN G 1.83 27
15 COHEN, JAKE F 2.10 28
28 BLACK, TARIK C 2.06 26
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL G 2.00 20

Player Stats

Evans, C. / 13.0 Strawberry, DJ / 11.2 Hannah, C. / 10.8
Wilbekin, S. / 13.8 Black, T. / 12.3 Roll, M. / 11.2
Black, T. / 5.5 O'Bryant, J. / 4.7
Wilbekin, S. / 4.0 Roll, M. / 3.8 Kane, D. / 3.2
Strawberry, DJ / 1.5 Hannah, C. / 1.5 Baez, E. / 1.0
Wilbekin, S. / 1.0
Black, T. / 1.0 Tyus, A. / 0.5
2PT
Strawberry, DJ / 54.5 % Evans, C. / 48.8 %
Black, T. / 68.8 % Kane, D. / 57.6 % Roll, M. / 48.6 %
3PT
Evans, C. / 38.1 % Tillie, K. / 35.0 % Eriksson, M. / 33.3 %
Caloiaro, A. / 57.1 % Roll, M. / 42.9 % Wilbekin, S. / 39.4 %
PIR
Hannah, C. / 12.7 Pasecniks, A. / 12.3 Evans, C. / 11.0
Black, T. / 14.5 Wilbekin, S. / 11.8 Kane, D. / 11.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
83.2 Points 75.3
31.8 Rebounds 30.2
11.2 O. Rebounds 8.0
20.7 D. Rebounds 22.2
17.3 Assists 16.0
7.5 Steals 6.7
1.7 Blocks 2.0
54.2 % 2PT 55.9 %
31.3 % 3PT 34.7 %
71.9 % FT 65.4 %
84.2 PIR 77.2

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
95.3 Points 82.5
35.0 Rebounds 35.2
10.0 O. Rebounds 10.2
25.0 D. Rebounds 25.0
18.3 Assists 18.0
8.0 Steals 5.8
2.2 Blocks 2.2
61.8 % 2PT 55.9 %
39.6 % 3PT 41.5 %
80.9 % FT 69.4 %
109.3 PIR 95.7

Head Coaches

SPAHIJA, NEVEN
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"I think every game is crucial, we spoke about it so many times during the beginning of the EuroLeague how much difficulty we had and how we end up in this situation. Now we have a full roster and we have some extra days to prepare for this game and we will do our best to win the game. After the Madrid game we had a game in the domestic championship and I think that the game showed exactly the character of the team."

Players

BLACK, TARIK
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
"We have to pick it up, we’re definitely looking for a win going down to Gran Canaria and get our momentum going boost the moral and get us back to running to where we want to be in the end of the year as far as EuroLeague playoffs go."

Herbalife Gran Canaria vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

· Maccabi is set to play its first game on the Canary Islands. This becomes the longest EuroLeague trip ever for the Israeli champion, which lost all of its five games on Spanish soil last season.

Monday, November 12, 2018
Euroleague.net

Herbalife Gran Canaria

Roster
Only four Gran Canaria players – Marcus Eriksson, Xavi Rabaseda, DJ Strawberry and Kim Tillie – entered the season with previous EuroLeague experience.
Streaks
Clevin Hannah has made at least 1 three-pointer in five of his last six EuroLeague games.
Chris Evans has made at least 1 three-pointer in every EuroLeague game this season.
Albert Oliver is perfect in 11 trips to the free throw line this season.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Roster
Deni Avdija are in line to make their respective EuroLeague debuts.
Jeremy Pargo is unavailable due to a back injury.
Streaks
Scottie Wilbekin has made at least 1 three-pointer in 13 of his last 14 EuroLeague appearances.
Michael Roll has made 22 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Roll has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 13 of his last 14 EuroLeague appearances.
Angelo Caloiaro has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his six games this season.
Rankings
Michael Roll ranked third in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio last season at 3.23.
Records/Milestones
Alex Tyus is fifth in EuroLeague history with 178 career blocked shots. CSKA big man Kyle Hines enters Round 6 in fourth place with 187.

Monday, November 12, 2018
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.