2021-22Regular SeasonRound 14
December 09, 2021 CET: 19:45
Local time: 19:45 AUDI DOME
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Records

6-7 Regular Season 6-7
6-7 Overall 6-7

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Champs look to start new winning streak in trip to Munich

Reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion Anadolu Efes Istanbul had won four in a row before losing in overtime last week to FC Barcelona. The champs will look to start a new winning streak when they visit FC Bayern Munich on Thursday. Bayern (6-7) has won three of its last four games, including a tough 73-65 decision against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne last week in which Augustine Rubit posted 19 points and 12 rebounds. Bayern has won three straight games at home, where it is 4-2 this season. Efes (6-7) has won its last two road games after losing its first four this season. Last season Bayern won both regular-season games against Efes, but Efes had won all four of their previous meetings.

Marquee matchup: Bayern’s Weiler-Babb vs. Efes’s Micic

Not everything Nick Weiler-Babb does for FC Bayern Munich can be seen in the box score and Coach Andrea Trinchieri will look for his trustworthy guard to keep EuroLeague MVP Vasilije Micic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul in check this week. After missing most of last season through injury, Weiler-Babb has averaged 4.5 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.0 steal per game this season. He has started the last two games and played at least 31 minutes each time. Micic remains one of the toughest players to guard in the league and has averaged 16.6 points and 4.1 assists per game this season. Efes is 2-3 this season when Micic’s PIR has been below 10 and that will be Weiler-Babb’s goal this week.

Keys to victory: Bayern vs. Efes

FC Bayern Munich has the fourth most accurate three-point shooting team in the league at 36.4% and is facing an Anadolu Efes Istanbul that has allowed the most three-pointers (10.4 per game) at the best accuracy (37.9%). If Corey Walden, Vladimir Lucic and DeShaun Thomas can take advantage and light it up from downtown, Bayern will be in a strong position to win.

Efes is second in the league in scoring with 83.1 points per game and has a 5-2 record when it’s scored at least 85 points. The goal in Munich, which is missing its top scorer Darrun Hilliard to injury, will be to push the ball with its backcourt trio of Vasilije Micic, Shane Larkin and Rodrigue Beaubois knowing that it will be difficult for Bayern to keep up in a shootout.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Euroleague.net
FC Bayern Munich
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WEILER-BABB, NICK G 1.96 25
1 THOMAS, DESHAUN F 2.01 30
2 WALDEN, COREY G 1.88 29
8 HUNTER, OTHELLO C 2.03 35
9 OBIESIE, JOSHUA G 1.98 21
10 JARAMAZ, OGNJEN G 1.93 26
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR F 2.04 32
12 GEORGE, JASON G 1.98 20
13 OBST, ANDREAS G 1.91 25
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD G 1.99 31
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE F 2.03 32
22 SKLADANOWSKI, CHRISTIAN F 2.01 17
26 OGUNSIPE, MARVIN F 2.04 25
31 SISKO, ZAN MARK G 1.89 24
32 HILLIARD, DARRUN G 1.98 28
34 SCHILLING, GAVIN F 2.06 26
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 31
44 VUCETIC, ALEKSA G 1.94 17
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.82 29
1 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE G 1.90 33
2 SINGLETON, CHRIS F 2.06 32
3 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN F 2.03 22
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 32
6 BRYANT, ELIJAH G 1.96 26
8 GECIM, TOLGA F 2.06 25
11 GAZI, ERTEN G 1.90 24
18 MOERMAN, ADRIEN F 2.02 33
19 TUNCER, BUGRAHAN G 1.93 28
21 PLEISS, TIBOR C 2.21 32
22 MICIC, VASILIJE G 1.96 27
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98 32
33 PETRUSEV, FILIP C 2.11 21
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 35
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV G 1.97 36

Player Stats

Hilliard, D. / 15.8 Lucic, V. / 12.7 Walden, C. / 11.2
Micic, V. / 16.6 Larkin, S. / 13.2 Beaubois, R. / 10.7
Hunter, O. / 5.2
Moerman, A. / 5.7 Pleiss, T. / 4.5
Walden, C. / 2.6
Larkin, S. / 5.0 Micic, V. / 4.1 Simon, K. / 3.2
Larkin, S. / 1.5 Micic, V. / 1.2 Singleton, C. / 1.1
Hunter, O. / 0.5
Dunston, B. / 0.5
2PT
Hunter, O. / 56.2% Lucic, V. / 54.1% Rubit, A. / 52.8%
Larkin, S. / 65.3% Pleiss, T. / 64.9% Petrusev, F. / 61.8%
3PT
Walden, C. / 46.3% Hilliard, D. / 41.8% Lucic, V. / 35.9%
Moerman, A. / 43.2% Beaubois, R. / 41.7% Micic, V. / 38.6%
FT
Walden, C. / 91.1% Lucic, V. / 88.9% Rubit, A. / 87.8%
Larkin, S. / 94.0% Micic, V. / 88.4% Moerman, A. / 77.4%
PIR
Hilliard, D. / 14.4 Lucic, V. / 12.9 Walden, C. / 12.7
Larkin, S. / 17.5 Micic, V. / 14.3 Moerman, A. / 12.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
74.4 Points 83.1
30.0 Rebounds 33.1
9.3 O. Rebounds 8.8
20.7 D. Rebounds 24.3
13.0 Assists 16.9
6.5 Steals 6.6
1.7 Blocks 1.9
51.5% 2PT 56.0%
36.4% 3PT 35.9%
80.3% FT 82.9%
75.5 PIR 95.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
75.2 Points 79.5
32.1 Rebounds 35.1
9.5 O. Rebounds 10.5
22.5 D. Rebounds 24.6
15.2 Assists 18.4
5.3 Steals 6.4
2.2 Blocks 2.2
56.5% 2PT 51.7%
33.1% 3PT 37.9%
77.0% FT 77.9%
83.1 PIR 85.3
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FC Bayern Munich vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul

· Efes was undefeated in four games against Bayern and had won each by at least 15 points before Bayern swept Efes last season. Bayern edged Efes 71-74 in Istanbul and 80-79 in Munich.

· The Round 11 game in 2019 between these two teams will be marked in the EuroLeague history books for the performance of Shane Larkin who shattered the EuroLeague single-game scoring record with 49 points and tied the mark for three-pointers by making 10. He also set a club record and a career-high with a PIR 53 in that game, earning MVP of the Round honors.

· Bayern's single-game record for steals was 5, which Stefan Jovic set against Anadolu Efes Istanbul on October 11, 2018.

· Bayern's single-game club record of 11 assists was set by Wade Baldwin IV in a road win over Efes in November of last season.

· Efes guard Vasilije Micic spent a season and a half with Bayern in 2014-15. Only Nihad Dedovic and Paul Zipser remain from his time at the club.

· Micic and Bayern forward Vladimir Lucic have been teammates on the Serbian national team.

· DeShaun Thomas played for Efes in the 2016-17 season. He was a teammate there of Dogus Balbay and Bryant Dunston.

· Thomas and Efes center Tibor Pleiss were teammates at FC Barcelona during the 2014-15 

· Efes center Tibor Pleiss has been a teammate of Bayern's Paul Zipser on the German national team.

· In the 2018-19 season opener, Efes guard Dogus Balbay posted his career-high in index rating with 19 and matched his career-best with 7 rebounds in a 71-90 road win over Bayern.

· Efes big man Bryant Dunston posted his career-high index rating of 33 playing for Olympiacos Piraeus against Bayern in October 2013.

· Bayern center Othello Hunter had a career-best 8 offensive rebounds playing for Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv against Efes in March 2020.

· Hunter posted his career-high in steals with 5 playing for Real Madrid against Efes in December 2016.

· Bayern forward Vladimir Lucic posted his career-high with 9 rebounds against Efes in November 2020.

· Efes guard Krunoslav Simon matched his career-high with 9 assists against Bayern in a 92-77 home win in January 2019.

· Bayern center Leon Radosevic set his career-high in offensive rebounds with 6 playing for Brose Bamberg against Efes in March 2018.

Monday, December 6, 2021
Euroleague.net

FC Bayern Munich

Roster
Leon Radosevic has yet to play this season.

Streaks
Vladimir Lucic has made multiple three-point shots in four of his last five games.
Darrun Hilliard has at least 1 steal in six of his last seven appearances.
Corey Walden has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 games.
Walden has at least 1 steal in five of his last six games.
Augustine Rubit has double-digit PIRs and has scored 10 or more points in five of his six games.

Rankings
Darrun Hilliard ranks fifth this season in scoring with 15.8 per game.
Hilliard ranks ninth this season in steals with 1.5 per game.
Darrun Hilliard ranks second in the league in three-point shots made with 2.8 per game.
Othello Hunter is tied for seventh this season in offensive rebounding with 2.4 per game.
Corey Walden ranks fifth this season in three-point accuracy at 46.3%.

Records/Milestones
Othello Hunter ranks fifth all-time with 513 offensive rebounds. Ante Tomic is fourth with 520.
Hunter is in ninth place all-time with 1,201 rebounds. Mirsad Turkcan is eighth with 1,287.
Hunter needs 3 blocks to reach 100 for his career.
Zan Mark Sisko ranks fourth all-time with a 2.77-to-1 career assist-to-turnover ratio.
Leon Radosevic needs 6 steals to reach 100 for his career.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster
Chris Singleton missed a game for the first time in his career, ending his streak of 214 consecutive appearances, a record for the longest streak of games played in the EuroLeague.

Streaks
Shane Larkin has recorded double-digit PIRs in 13 of his last 14 games.
Larkin has made at least 1 three-point shot in six straight games.
Larkin has recorded multiple steals in six of his last seven games.
Tibor Pleiss has scored 12 or more points and had a PIR of 13 or more in six of his last seven games.
Rodrigue Beaubois has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.
Beaubois has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight games. 
Adrien Moerman has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 games.
Moerman has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in 11 of his last 12 games.
Bryant Dunston has made 10 consecutive free throws.
Krunoslav Simon has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight games.
Simon had made all 10 free throws this season and 14 in a row dating back to last year's playoffs.
Vasilije Micic has scored 14 or more points and has made at least 1 three-point shot in four of his last five games.

Rankings
Shane Larkin ranks fifth this season in average PIR with 17.5 per game.
Larkin is tied for third this season in assists with 5.0 per game.
Vasilije Micic ranks second this season in scoring with 16.6 per game.
Larkin is tied for sixth this season in steals with 1.5 per game.
Micic ranks fourth this season in three-point shots made with 2.5 per game.
Adrien Moerman is tied for 10th this season in rebounding with 5.7 per game.

Records/Milestones
Shane Larkin set the EuroLeague all-time single-game scoring record with 49 points in a victory over FC Bayern Munich in November 2019. In that game, he also tied the competition record with 10 three-pointers made.
Larkin knocked down a EuroLeague-record-tying 10 triples against Olympiacos Piraeus in March 2020 when he scored 40 points, becoming the first player this century to score 40 or more points twice in his career.
Bryant Dunston is the all-time leader in blocked shots with 278.
Dunston is tied with James Gist for 11th place all-time with 1,169 rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is 10th with 1,189.
Dunston ranks seventh all-time with 478 career offensive rebounds. Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul is sixth with 500 and counting.
Dunston needs 4 free throws to reach 500 for his career.
Tibor Pleiss ranks seventh all-time with 188 blocked shots. Ioannis Bourousis is sixth with 194.
Vasilije Micic ranks 15th on the all-time charts with 818 assists. Juan Carlos Navarro is 14th with 834.
Dogus Balbay needs 2 assists to reach 200 for his career.
James Anderson needs 4 two-point shots to reach 300 for his career.

Monday, December 6, 2021
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
2 - 4
FC Bayern Munich Anadolu Efes Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Bayern Munich
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 1-2
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 1-2
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 2-1
Away record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 2-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 19 March 2021 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 80 - 79 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2020-21 17 November 2020 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 71 - 74 FC Bayern Munich
2019-20 21 February 2020 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 63 - 88 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2019-20 29 November 2019 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 104 - 75 FC Bayern Munich
2018-19 03 January 2019 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 92 - 77 FC Bayern Munich
2018-19 11 October 2018 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 71 - 90 Anadolu Efes Istanbul