2021-22Regular SeasonRound 6
December 07, 2021 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 EKINOX
Spain: DAZN & DAZN 3
Turkey: S SPORT2 & S SPORT PLUS
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
Italy: ELEVEN SPORTS
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Russian Federation: OKKO SPORT
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4
Slovenia: SPORT TV2

Records

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

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

EuroCup returns from break with Bourg hosting Bursaspor

Two teams coming off back-to-back losses will look to regroup when Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse hosts Frutti Extra Bursaspor on Tuesday evening. Despite losses in Rounds 4 and 5, Bourg (1-4) won its last home game by routing Promitheas Patras 92-62. Rasheed Sulaimon (12.4 ppg.), Pierre Pelos (12.3 ppg.) and Eric Mika (10.8 ppg., 5.5 rpg.) have been Bourg’s top performers so far. Bursaspor (2-3) is 1-1 on the road this season. Allerik Freeman (17.8 ppg.) is seventh in the EuroCup in scoring. Dave Dudzinski (11.6 ppg., 6.0 rpg.) and Derek Needham (10.2 ppg., 5.6 apg.) have been Bursaspor’s other top performers. Bourg is 2-0 in past games against Turkish clubs after sweeping Bahcesehir Koleji Istanbul last season.

Marquee matchup: Bourg’s Sulaimon vs. Bursaspor’s Freeman

Both Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse and Frutti Extra Bursaspor have been led by their shooting guards this season. Rasheed Sulaimon is both Bourg’s top scorer (12.4 ppg.) and a superb on-the-ball defender. He had his best game of the season right before the break with 25 points at Valencia Basket. Allerik Freeman (17.8 ppg.) is Bursaspor’s go-to scorer and ranks seventh in the competition this season alongside his 2.6 assists per game. He has scored at least 15 points in every game, but won’t have it easy against Sulaimon’s defense. Their matchup will be critical to the outcome of this clash.

Keys to victory: Bourg vs. Bursaspor

Despite strong play by Eric Mika, Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse has not performed as well as expected in the paint. The team’s 49.2% shooting on two-pointers is the fourth-lowest in the EuroCup and it has allowed opponents to make a blistering 61.1% of two-pointers. JaCorey Williams had a season-high 16 points in Round 5 and his presence alongside Mika, Pierre Pelos and Alexandre Chassang could be the ticket to turning things around and getting Bourg on the winning path.

Frutti Extra Bursaspor is averaging 9 three-pointers per game in both wins and losses. However, its success rate is 41.9% in wins compared to 33.8% in losses. If Allerik Freeman, Dave Dudzinski, Derek Needham and co. can fill it up from downtown. The visitors would have a good chance at earning their second road win of the season.

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Eurocupbasketball.com
Mincidelice JL Bourg en Bresse
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SULAIMON, RASHEED G 1.94 27
2 CHASSANG, ALEXANDRE C 2.05 27
5 BENITEZ, HUGO G 1.89 20
7 COURBY, MAXIME F 2.00 31
9 COSSE, HUGO G 1.96 19
11 HARRIS JR., CALVIN G 1.91 30
12 MIKA, ERIC C 2.09 26
13 PELOS, PIERRE C 2.05 29
20 DALTON, HAYDEN F 2.04 25
22 WILLIAMS, JACOREY F 2.03 27
23 ROOS, MAXIME F 2.02 26
40 BENITEZ, ELIAN G 1.81 18
41 PALMER, NOAH F 1.99 18
73 FALCOZ, CORENTIN G 1.93 19
83 JULIEN, AXEL G 1.88 29
Frutti Extra Bursaspor
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SEZGUN, TARIK C 2.08 20
2 FREEMAN, ALLERIK F 1.90 27
4 OZALP, MITHAT CAN G 1.75 19
5 NEEDHAM, DEREK G 1.80 31
7 TUREN, METIN F 2.07 27
8 BATUK, BIRKAN F 1.96 31
9 AL, OMER UTKU G 1.81 23
10 BITIM, ONURALP F 1.96 22
12 ANDREWS, ANDREW G 1.88 28
13 HAYES, KEVARRIUS C 2.05 24
15 GUVEN, EGEMEN C 2.06 25
21 BROWN, ANTHONY F 1.98 29
23 DUDZINSKI, DAVID F 2.05 29
27 SELCUK, YAGIZHAN F 1.98 22

Player Stats

Sulaimon, R. / 12.4 Pelos, P. / 12.3 Mika, E. / 10.8
Freeman, A. / 17.8 Dudzinski, D. / 11.6 Needham, D. / 10.2
Mika, E. / 5.5 Williams, J. / 5.0
Dudzinski, D. / 6.0 Hayes, K. / 5.2
Julien, A. / 5.6 Benitez, H. / 3.8
Needham, D. / 5.6 Andrews, A. / 4.6 Freeman, A. / 2.6
Pelos, P. / 1.5 Benitez, H. / 1.4
Needham, D. / 2.2 Hayes, K. / 1.4 Dudzinski, D. / 1.2
Roos, M. / 0.8 Mika, E. / 0.5 Pelos, P. / 0.5
2PT
Mika, E. / 53.3% Pelos, P. / 50.0% Sulaimon, R. / 40.0%
Guven, E. / 57.1% Hayes, K. / 57.1% Dudzinski, D. / 56.7%
3PT
Pelos, P. / 61.5% Julien, A. / 40.9% Sulaimon, R. / 32.1%
Dudzinski, D. / 46.7% Needham, D. / 42.3% Freeman, A. / 41.9%
PIR
Mika, E. / 15.3 Pelos, P. / 14.5 Julien, A. / 11.6
Freeman, A. / 15.4 Dudzinski, D. / 13.4 Hayes, K. / 11.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
75.4 Points 80.0
33.4 Rebounds 33.4
11.2 O. Rebounds 10.2
22.2 D. Rebounds 23.2
17.0 Assists 18.6
6.6 Steals 8.4
2.2 Blocks 1.4
49.2% 2PT 50.8%
35.0% 3PT 36.6%
78.4% FT 73.0%
80.6 PIR 83.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.4 Points 83.0
32.4 Rebounds 33.0
8.0 O. Rebounds 7.6
24.4 D. Rebounds 25.4
23.4 Assists 20.6
6.0 Steals 7.8
2.2 Blocks 2.6
61.1% 2PT 55.1%
39.2% 3PT 39.0%
67.7% FT 72.9%
96.6 PIR 98.4
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