2020-21Regular SeasonRound 29
March 12, 2021 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 LA FONTETA
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Records

14-14 Regular Season 17-11
14-14 Overall 17-11

Referees

Crew Chief
LAMONICA, LUIGI
Umpire 1
KOROMILAS, ELIAS
Umpire 2
VILIUS, GYTIS

The Take

Two of Valencia Basket's core players will stare at their former team when Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul visits on Friday night. February MVP Nikola Kalinic and fellow forward Derrick Williams will try to help Valencia (14-14) snap a two-game slide to stay close to the playoff zone. Valencia is 9-4 at home last season and has won its last two home games against CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid. Fenerbahce (17-11) has rolled to a 12-1 record in its last 13 games, including five straight road wins.

Last time they met

Valencia claimed an 86-90 comeback road win at Fenerbahce in Round 11 in November. Valencia erased a 43-33 halftime lead with a 0-10 start to the third quarter and then followed its guards in the fourth quarter to a late victory. Sam Van Rossom scored 8 of his 20 points in the last 90 seconds to lead Valencia in scoring. Dyshawn Pierre led Fenerbahce's six scorers in double figures with 18 points. Valencia's defense held Fenerbahce to 7-for-19 two-point shooting (36.8%) after halftime to secure the victory.

Marquee matchup

Nando De Colo, who made his EuroLeague debut as a Valencia player a decade ago, has scored at least 20 points in five straight games, averaging 23.6 points on great shooting plus 6.0 assists over that span. While no player can single-handedly stop De Colo when he's hot, one way to slow him down is to attack him on the other end, which Valencia will turn to its top scorer Klemen Prepelic (12.0 ppg., 41.8%) to do.

Keys to victory: Valencia

Valencia is 11-2 this season when it has scored at least 80 points and Fenerbahce is 4-10 when it has failed to reach the 80-point mark, so both teams will be pushing for a high-scoring game. Valencia's balanced attack will be critical to that effort with Bojan Dubljevic, Mike Tobey, Kalinic and Williams needed to score inside and Prepelic and Sam Van Rossom from deep to keep the Fenerbahce defense on its heels.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

These two teams are at the top of the charts in two-point shooting percentages with Valencia first (58.3%) and Fenerbahce second (57.0%). However, while Fenerbahce is one of the better defenses, keeping opponents to 53.3% on twos, Valencia has allowed opponents to make 56.5%, which is third-highest. The defensive play of the two teams' big men and how well they can stop the opposing bigs could be decisive on Friday.

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Valencia Basket
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 MARINKOVIC, VANJA G 1.98 24
3 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 28
4 PRADILLA, JAIME C 2.05 20
6 PUERTO, JOSEP G 2.00 22
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS F 2.09 29
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM G 1.88 34
10 TOBEY, MIKE C 2.13 26
12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 29
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN C 2.05 29
16 VIVES, GUILLEM G 1.92 27
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO F 1.99 37
21 WILLIAMS, DERRICK F 2.03 29
24 HERMANNSSON, MARTIN G 1.90 26
30 SASTRE, JOAN G 2.01 29
40 BELLVER, ALEJANDRO F 1.94 18
41 CUBERO, IVAN F 1.99 18
42 JIMENEZ, MILLAN G 1.98 18
43 PAVELKA, TOMAS C 2.14 20
44 HENNINGSSON, HILMAR G 1.90 20
45 FERRANDO, GUILLEM G 1.85 19
50 VILA BONANY, RAFAEL F 1.98 19
51 BAGATSKIS, FREDS F 2.02 17
52 ORTEGA, ALEJANDRO G 1.85 20
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
4 BROWN, LORENZO G 1.96 30
5 PEREZ, ALEX G 1.91 27
8 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 26
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 30
11 O'QUINN, KYLE BRANDON C 2.06 30
12 BAYRAK, YUSUF F 2.01 17
13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK F 2.01 20
17 ONAN, YIGIT F 2.07 18
19 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 33
21 PIERRE, DYSHAWN F 1.98 27
22 BARTHEL, DANILO F 2.08 29
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 30
25 SIPAHI, KENAN G 1.97 25
31 EDDIE, JARELL F 2.01 29
32 CANDAN, BERKAY F 2.05 27
34 ULKER, EGE F 1.97 18
35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 37
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 28
53 EKSIOGLU, MERT G 1.82 19
54 OZTEKIN, EFE EMIRHAN F 2.03 17
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS F 1.99 29

Player Stats

Prepelic, K. / 12.0 Dubljevic, B. / 10.6 Kalinic, N. / 10.2
De Colo, N. / 15.5 Vesely, J. / 13.0 Brown, L. / 10.2
Dubljevic, B. / 5.7 Tobey, M. / 4.6
Vesely, J. / 5.4
De Colo, N. / 4.2 Brown, L. / 3.9 Vesely, J. / 2.7
Vives, G. / 1.0
De Colo, N. / 1.4 Brown, L. / 1.4
Vesely, J. / 0.7
2PT
Labeyrie, L. / 76.2% Tobey, M. / 65.3% Williams, D. / 63.5%
Duverioglu, A. / 74.5% Vesely, J. / 65.0% Barthel, D. / 60.6%
3PT
Tobey, M. / 43.5% Prepelic, K. / 41.8% Vives, G. / 38.6%
Eddie, J. / 46.1% Muhammed, A. / 46.0% Pierre, D. / 43.9%
FT
Van Rossom, S. / 90.3% Prepelic, K. / 89.7% Tobey, M. / 87.9%
De Colo, N. / 96.3% Barthel, D. / 87.9% Pierre, D. / 86.7%
PIR
Dubljevic, B. / 14.2 Kalinic, N. / 12.3 Prepelic, K. / 11.3
De Colo, N. / 18.7 Vesely, J. / 17.8 Pierre, D. / 12.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
82.2 Points 80.0
31.2 Rebounds 30.4
9.4 O. Rebounds 7.8
21.8 D. Rebounds 22.5
20.2 Assists 19.6
5.9 Steals 6.5
1.7 Blocks 2.0
58.3% 2PT 57.0%
37.3% 3PT 41.0%
81.5% FT 83.7%
93.1 PIR 90.2

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.5 Points 80.3
31.5 Rebounds 31.9
10.3 O. Rebounds 10.8
21.3 D. Rebounds 21.1
18.2 Assists 19.8
6.9 Steals 6.9
2.8 Blocks 2.3
56.5% 2PT 53.5%
38.7% 3PT 38.0%
78.0% FT 79.4%
91.3 PIR 90.2
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Valencia Basket vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

· Valencia holds a 5-4 edge against Fenerbahce in EuroLeague games this century. Road teams have won the last four games, including Valencia's 86-90 win in Round 11 behind 20 points from Sam Van Rossom.

· When Fenerbahce pulled out an 86-93 road win last season in Valencia, Derrick Williams, now with Valencia, led Fenerbahce with 22 points.

· Valencia set a club record with 50 rebounds in a 98-100 overtime road win over Fenerbahce last season.

· Fenerbahce and Valencia first met in the EuroLeague during the 2003-04 campaign with Valencia sweeping Ulker in the Top 16.

· Bojan Dubljevic set Valencia's club record in PIR (42) and tied a club record in points scored (30) in a Round 16 road win over Fenerbahce last season. Both marks are also Dubljevic's career-highs. He earned MVP of the Round performance in a 98-100 overtime win.

· In that same game, Nando De Colo set Fenerbahce's single-game record for free throws made with 16.

· Valencia's single-game record for steals is 5, which Omar Cook set against Fenerbahce in March 2011.

· Fenerbahce guard Nando De Colo played at Valencia for three years, from 2009 to 2012. He helped the team win the 2010 EuroCup and made his EuroLeague debut there.

· Valencia forward Nikola Kalinic spent the last five years with Fenerbahce and helped the team win the 2017 EuroLeague title and reach four consecutive Final Fours. He was a teammate of many current Fenerbahce players.

· Valencia forward Derrick Williams also played at Fenerbahce last season.

· Valencia sharpshooter Klemen Prepelic played under current Fenerbahce head coach Igor Kokoskov on the Slovenian national team that won the gold medal at EuroBasket 2017.

· Valencia forward Louis Labeyrie and Fenerbahce's De Colo were teammates on the French national team with which they won a bronze medal at the 2019 Basketball World Cup.

· Sam Van Rossom posted a career-high in index rating with 24 against Fenerbahce in November.

· Labeyrie set a career-high with 4 steals against Fenerbahce last season.

· Valencia guard Vanja Marinkovic scored a career-high 22 points against Fenerbahce last season.

· Valencia guard Martin Hermannsson matched his career-high with 3 steals playing for ALBA Berlin against Fenerbahce in January of last season.

· Fenerbahce forward Edgaras Ulanovas matched his career-high with 3 steals playing for Zalgiris Kaunas against Valencia in December 2017.

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Valencia Basket

Roster
Thirteen different players have started games for Valencia this season; No player has started every game.
Guillem Vives has missed Valencia's last seven games to injury.

Streaks
Klemen Prepelic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 14 straight and 22 of his last 23 games.
Fernando San Emeterio has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Sam Van Rossom has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 games.

Rankings
Bojan Dubljevic ranks eighth this season with 5.7 rebounds per game.
Louis Labeyrie leads the league in two-point accuracy this season at 76.2%.
Klemen Prepelic ranks seventh this season with 2.3 three-point shots made per game.

Records/Milestones
Martin Hermannsson needs 23 points to reach 500 for his career.
Fernando San Emeterio needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his career.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Twelve different players have started games for Fenerbahce so far this season. No player has started every game.
Marko Guduric has started all 13 games since joining the team. Fenerbahce is 12-1 in those games.

Streaks
Jan Vesely has posted a PIR in double-digits in 13 consecutive games.
Vesely has scored in double figures in 12 of his last 13 games.
Nando De Colo has scored in double figures in 10 straight appearances.
De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight games.
Marko Guduric has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 games.

Rankings
Nando De Colo ranks fourth this season in average PIR with 18.7 per game; Jan Vesely is seventh with 17.8 per game.
De Colo ranks seventh in scoring this season with 15.5 points per game.
De Colo ranks fifth in steals this season with 1.43 per game, and Lorenzo Brown ranks eighth with 1.36.
De Colo leads the league in free-throw accuracy at 96.3%.
Ahmet Duverioglu ranks second in the EuroLeague in two-point accuracy this season at 74.6%.

Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely ranks sixth all-time with 470 offensive rebounds. Othello Hunter of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv is fifth with 478 and counting.
Vesely is fourth all-time with 1,010 two-pointers made. Kyle Hines of AX Armani Exchange Milan is third with 1,062 and counting.
Vesely ranks ninth all-time with 167 blocks. Stephane Lasme is eighth with 174.
Vesely ranks eighth all-time with 1,217 rebounds. Mirsad Turkcan is seventh with 1,287.
Vesely is in 15th place all-time with 2,629 points. Mike James of CSKA Moscow is in 14th place with 2,640 and counting.
Nando De Colo is the all-time leader in free-throw accuracy at 94.2%.
De Colo is ranked third all-time in scoring with 3,425 points. Juan Carlos Navarro is second with 4,152 and counting.
De Colo ranks fourth all-time with 847 free throws made. FC Barcelona legend Juan Carlos Navarro is third with 853.
De Colo is in fourth place all-time with 3,850 index rating points. Navarro is third with 3,890.
De Colo ranks 15th all-time with 328 career triples made. Trajan Langdon is 14th with 339.
Ali Muhammed is 16 points shy of 1,500 for his career.
Edgaras Ulanovas needs 4 more steals to reach 100 for his career.
Ahmet Duverioglu ranks sixth all-time in two-point accuracy at 67.7%.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
5 - 4
Valencia Basket Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Valencia Basket
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 2-2
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 3-2
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. Valencia Basket: 2-3
Away record vs. Valencia Basket: 2-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 27 November 2020 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 86 - 90 Valencia Basket
2019-20 28 February 2020 Regular Season Valencia Basket 86 - 93 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2019-20 27 December 2019 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 98 - 100 Valencia Basket
2017-18 11 January 2018 Regular Season Valencia Basket 67 - 80 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2017-18 02 November 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 79 - 66 Valencia Basket
2010-11 03 March 2011 Top 16 Power Electronics Valencia 82 - 68 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2010-11 27 January 2011 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 75 - 73 Power Electronics Valencia
2003-04 08 April 2004 Top 16 Pamesa Valencia 78 - 72 Ulker
2003-04 10 March 2004 Top 16 Ulker 77 - 81 Pamesa Valencia