2021-22Regular SeasonRound 6
December 08, 2021 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 MARCEL CERDAN
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Italy: ELEVEN SPORTS
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Israel: SPORT 1
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Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 2
Slovenia: SPORT TV2

Records

3-2 Regular Season 4-1
3-2 Overall 4-1

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Metropolitans take on Partizan in key Group A showdown

Boulogne Metropolitans 92 look to climb in the standings when they face Group A co-leader Partizan NIS Belgrade on Wednesday. Metropolitans (3-2) is undefeated at home and has won its last two games overall. Vince Hunter starred in its Round 5 win at Hamburg Towers with 26 points in 12-of-14 shooting plus 14 rebounds. Partizan (4-1) is 1-1 on the road so far. After opening the season with a victory in Hamburg, it lost by 1 point at MoraBanc Andorra in Round 4. Zach LeDay led six Partizan scorers in double figures with 19 points in an 84-7 victory over Lietkabelis Panevezys in the team’s last game before the break. These teams met in the Top 16 last season and Metropolitans won both games.

Marquee matchup: Metropolitans’s Hunter vs. Partizan’s LeDay

Boulogne Metropolitans 92 and Partizan NIS Belgrade both shored up their frontlines over the summer by signing veteran centers with EuroLeague experience and Vince Hunter and Zach LeDay have each delivered. Hunter leads the EuroCup in rebounding (10.2 rpg.) and is among the top 10 in steals (1.8 spg.) while ranking second on Metropolitans in scoring with 13.8 points per game. LeDay is second on Partizan in both scoring (11.8 ppg.) and rebounding (5.6 rpg.). The frontcourt rotation will be a little different this time for Metropolitans with starting power forward Tomer Ginat injured and Hunter may be asked to carry more weight while dealing with LeDay in a marquee matchup.

Keys to victory: Metropolitans vs. Partizan

Partizan NIS Belgrade has outrebounded opponents by 5.6 boards per game this season and Boulogne Metropolitans 92 comes into Round 6 with starting power forward Tomer Ginat likely sidelined by injury. In his absence, Miralem Halilovic and Nobel Boungou-Colo will see an uptick in minutes and they, together with starting center Vince Hunter, must make sure the hosts do not suffer in the rebounding battle against Partizan’s depth. A strong showing on the boards by Metropolitans would go a long way toward a home-court win.

Kevin Punter is enjoying an excellent first season with Partizan with the lone exception of three-point shooting, where he has made just 5 of 27 tries (18.5%). Getting more production from backcourt mates Aleksa Avramovic, Dallas Moore, Yam Madar could free up Punter to be more selective and a big scoring night from Punter and another guard might be too much for Metropolitans to stop.

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com
Boulogne Metropolitans 92
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 MOULARE, ASSEMIAN G 1.86 18
1 CUMMINGS, WILL G 1.87 29
2 KOUMBA, ERIK F 1.91 19
4 HORNSBY, KEITH F 1.92 29
5 KONATE, LAHAOU F 1.98 30
6 MICHINEAU, DAVID G 1.94 27
7 HALILOVIC, MIRALEM C 2.09 30
10 SY, BANDJA F 2.05 31
15 HO-YOU-FAT , STEEVE F 2.05 33
16 BOUNGOU-COLO, NOBEL F 2.02 33
32 HUNTER, VINCE C 2.03 27
41 GINAT, TOMER C 2.05 27
52 MCRAE, JORDAN F 1.98 30
94 YOMI, MAXIME C 2.03 19
Partizan NIS Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 PUNTER, KEVIN F 1.93 28
00 KURUCS, RODIONS F 2.06 23
2 LEDAY, ZACH C 2.02 27
3 ZAGORAC, RADE F 2.05 26
4 AVRAMOVIC, ALEKSA G 1.92 27
5 KOPRIVICA, BALSA C 2.15 21
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA F 2.04 28
9 SMAILAGIC, ALEN C 2.08 21
11 MILETIC, DUSAN C 2.14 23
14 MOORE, DALLAS G 1.83 27
24 GLAS, GREGOR G 1.97 20
32 TRIFUNOVIC, UROS F 2.00 21
41 MADAR, YAM G 1.90 20

Player Stats

Cummings, W. / 19.6 Hunter, V. / 13.8 McRae, J. / 8.8
Punter, K. / 17.4 Leday, Z. / 11.8 Smailagic, A. / 10.6
Hunter, V. / 10.2 Halilovic, M. / 5.8 Ginat, T. / 5.2
Smailagic, A. / 5.8 Leday, Z. / 5.6 Zagorac, R. / 4.7
Cummings, W. / 6.0
Avramovic, A. / 3.4 Madar, Y. / 2.5
Hunter, V. / 1.8 Konate, L. / 1.0 Cummings, W. / 1.0
Avramovic, A. / 2.6 Kurucs, R. / 2.0 Leday, Z. / 1.0
2PT
Hunter, V. / 60.8% Ginat, T. / 60.0% Cummings, W. / 53.7%
Punter, K. / 73.5% Leday, Z. / 42.3%
3PT
Cummings, W. / 55.0% Hornsby, K. / 37.5% McRae, J. / 33.3%
Moore, D. / 60.0% Leday, Z. / 47.4% Smailagic, A. / 43.8%
FT
Cummings, W. / 80.8%
Punter, K. / 88.0%
PIR
Cummings, W. / 24.2 Hunter, V. / 21.2 Ginat, T. / 10.2
Punter, K. / 21.0 Leday, Z. / 13.0 Avramovic, A. / 12.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.6 Points 80.6
35.8 Rebounds 37.2
11.0 O. Rebounds 10.8
24.8 D. Rebounds 26.4
19.0 Assists 14.6
7.2 Steals 7.6
3.0 Blocks 2.8
56.1% 2PT 56.9%
35.1% 3PT 32.8%
73.9% FT 81.0%
102.4 PIR 95.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
83.8 Points 72.2
33.6 Rebounds 31.6
10.0 O. Rebounds 8.4
23.6 D. Rebounds 23.2
18.8 Assists 19.2
6.4 Steals 6.4
2.4 Blocks 2.6
56.3% 2PT 55.6%
38.1% 3PT 31.1%
63.1% FT 74.3%
86.0 PIR 72.2
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Boulogne Metropolitans 92 vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade

· This will be the third time ever that these two teams play against each other in the EuroCup.

· Both teams met last season in the Top 16, and Metropolitans 92 swept that series and is ahead, 2-0.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Euroleague.net

Boulogne Metropolitans 92

Streaks
Vince Hunter had at least 1 steal in 18 of his last 19 games.
Hunter pulled down at least 5 rebounds in 8 of his last 9 games.
Will Cummings has scored at least 14 points in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Cummings has dished at least 3 assists in his last 5 EuroCup games.
Cummings has racked up a PIR of at least 16 in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Will Cummings posted his career high in Fouls Drawn with 8 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Hamburg Towers on November 16, 2021.
Vince Hunter posted his career high in Index rating with 41 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Hamburg Towers on November 16, 2021.
Hunter posted his career high in Points with 26 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Hamburg Towers on November 16, 2021.
Hunter posted his career high in 2-pointers made with 12 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Hamburg Towers on November 16, 2021.
Hunter posted his career high in Total rebounds with 14 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Hamburg Towers on November 16, 2021.
Hunter posted his career high in Minutes with 32:09 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Hamburg Towers on November 16, 2021.

Player Records Against Opponent
Will Cummings posted his career high in Steals with 4 for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar against Partizan NIS Belgrade on December 11, 2019.
Cummings posted his career high in Minutes with 35:52 for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar against Partizan NIS Belgrade on October 22, 2019.
Lahaou Konate posted his career high in Index rating with 14 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Partizan NIS Belgrade on March 10, 2021.
David Michineau posted his career high in Free throws made with 6 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Partizan NIS Belgrade on March 10, 2021.
Miralem Halilovic posted his career high in Index rating with 20 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Partizan NIS Belgrade on January 19, 2021.
Halilovic posted his career high in Points with 15 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Partizan NIS Belgrade on January 19, 2021.
Halilovic posted his career high in 2-pointers made with 7 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Partizan NIS Belgrade on January 19, 2021.
Halilovic posted his career high in Blocks with 2 for Boulogne Metropolitans 92 against Partizan NIS Belgrade on January 19, 2021.

Team Records
Metropolitans 92 recorded its highest team 2-pointers made in EuroCup play this century, 30, against Hamburg Towers on November 16, 2021.

Season Rankings
Miralem Halilovic is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.20 per game.
Vince Hunter is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.40 per game.
Hunter is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 6.20 per game.
Hunter is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 7.80 per game.
Hunter is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Total Rebounds with 10.2 per game.
Hunter is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 21.2 per game.
Hunter is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 1.80 per game.
Hunter is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.20 per game.
Hunter is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.20 per game.
Will Cummings is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 58.33%.
Cummings is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 4.40 per game.
Cummings is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 6.00 per game.
Cummings is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 80.77%.
Cummings is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 6.60 per game.
Cummings is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 5.80 per game.
Cummings is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 24.2 per game.
Cummings is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 55.00%.
Cummings is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 4.20 per game.
Cummings is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 19.6 per game.

Partizan NIS Belgrade

Streaks
Kevin Punter has scored at least 11 points in all his 5 EuroCup appearances.
Punter has racked up a PIR of at least 11 in all his 5 EuroCup appearances.
Zach LeDay has hit at least one three-pointer in all his 5 EuroCup appearances.

Player Records
Aleksa Avramovic posted his career high in Index rating with 22 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Lietkabelis Panevezys on November 17, 2021.
Avramovic posted his career high in Free throws made with 3 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Lietkabelis Panevezys on November 17, 2021.
Avramovic posted his career high in Assists with 7 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Lietkabelis Panevezys on November 17, 2021.
Avramovic posted his career high in Minutes with 30:07 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Lietkabelis Panevezys on November 17, 2021.
Avramovic posted his career high in Fouls Drawn with 5 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Lietkabelis Panevezys on November 17, 2021.

Player Records Against Opponent
Rade Zagorac posted his career high in Offensive rebounds with 3 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Boulogne Metropolitans 92 on January 19, 2021.
Nemanja Dangubic posted his career high in Fouls Drawn with 5 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Boulogne Metropolitans 92 on March 10, 2021.
Uros Trifunovic posted his career high in Free throws made with 3 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Boulogne Metropolitans 92 on March 10, 2021.
Trifunovic posted his career high in Defensive rebounds with 4 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Boulogne Metropolitans 92 on March 10, 2021.
Trifunovic posted his career high in Total rebounds with 5 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Boulogne Metropolitans 92 on March 10, 2021.
Trifunovic posted his career high in Minutes with 24:04 for Partizan NIS Belgrade against Boulogne Metropolitans 92 on March 10, 2021

Team Records
Partizan recorded its highest team steals total in EuroCup play this century, 16 , against Boulogne Metropolitans 92 on March 10, 2021.

Season Rankings
Aleksa Avramovic is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 2.60 per game.
Balsa Koprivica is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.00 per game.
Dallas Moore is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 60.00%.
Kevin Punter is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 21.0 per game.
Punter is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 73.53%.
Punter is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 6.60 per game.
Punter is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 4.40 per game.
Punter is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 6.00 per game.
Punter is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 17.4 per game.
Punter is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.00 per game.
Punter is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 88.00%.
Rade Zagorac is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.33 per game.
Rodions Kurucs is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Steals with 2.00 per game.
Zach Leday is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 47.37%.
Leday is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Defensive Rebounds with 4.40 per game.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 0
Boulogne Metropolitans 92 Partizan NIS Belgrade
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Boulogne Metropolitans 92
Home record vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade: 1-0
Away record vs. Partizan NIS Belgrade: 1-0
Partizan NIS Belgrade
Home record vs. Boulogne Metropolitans 92: 0-1
Away record vs. Boulogne Metropolitans 92: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 10 March 2021 Top 16 Partizan NIS Belgrade 70 - 75 Boulogne Metropolitans 92
2020-21 19 January 2021 Top 16 Boulogne Metropolitans 92 79 - 62 Partizan NIS Belgrade