Eighthfinals Analysis: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Besiktas Integral Forex

Feb 26, 2014 by Eurocupbasketball.com Print
Eighthfinals Analysis: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Besiktas Integral Forex
Nizhny Novgorod
RECORD
RS, 8-2, 1st
Last 32, 5-1, 1st

Nizhny Novgorod and Besiktas Integral Forex Istanbul have made clutch shots on the road at the end of the Last 32 to set up this intriguing matchup of two excellent defensive teams. So far Nizhny Novgorod has allowed its opponents just 71.3 points per game, third-best in the competition, while the Besiktas defense is barely a notch behind at 71.4 per game. Novgorod also holds opponents to a league-low 12.4 assists per game and to the second-lowest performance index rating, 68.6 on average. Despite the fact that Besiktas has the lowest true shooting percentage (45.4%) of all 16 teams in the eighthfinals, it has nonetheless won an impressive seven of its eight away games this season. Novgorod is not far behind, with six road wins, so this series between these road warriors could very well come down to protecting the home floor. It may also be about winning the battle on the glass: Nizhny Novgorod leads all Eurocup teams with 26.9 defensive rebounds per game, and Besiktas being is the best offensive rebounding squad in the elimination rounds (11.9 orpg.). Two well-matched, defensive-minded teams that are dangerous on any court make for an unpredictable series that might also come down to clutch shots at the end.
Besiktas Integral Forex
RECORD
RS, 7-3, 1st
Last 32, 4-2, 2nd

SERIES SCHEDULE

Game 1 @ Istanbul, March 4: Besiktas Integral Forex vs. Nizhny Novgorod
Game 2 @ Nizhny Novgorod, March 12: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Besiktas Integral Forex
Nizhny Novgorod
Min Pts 2FG
M-A
3FG
M-A
FT
M-A
Rebounds As St To Blocks Fouls Rkg
O D T Fv Ag Cm Rv
Totals 2005:00 717 180/349 78/220 123/182 116 242 358 155 64 148 23 22 201 208 784
Average 200:30 71.7 51.6% 35.5% 67.6% 11.6 24.2 35.79 15.5 6.4 14.8 2.29 2.2 20.1 20.8 78.4
Totals 2025:00 809 202/409 88/195 141/183 89 289 378 178 62 141 27 23 225 219 928
Average 202:30 80.9 49.4% 45.1% 77% 8.9 28.9 37.79 17.8 6.2 14.1 2.7 2.29 22.5 21.9 92.8
Besiktas Integral Forex