2021-22Regular SeasonRound 14
December 09, 2021 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 BUESA ARENA
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Records

4-9 Regular Season 7-6
4-9 Overall 7-6

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Baskonia, ASVEL seek return-to-from wins

Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz hosts LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in a showdown between two teams looking to find momentum. Baskonia (4-9) has lost three straight games and seven of its last eight. Last week it fell 72-68 at Zalgiris Kaunas despite another double-double by Steven Enoch. ASVEL (7-6) has lost four of its last five games. Its most recent loss was at FC Bayern Munich last week. Elie Okobo posted 14 points and 5 assists in defeat. It will be an interesting trip for ASVEL center Youssoupha Fall, who played the previous two seasons for Baskonia and helped the team win the 2020 Spanish championship. These teams have met eight times in the EuroLeague over the years with each team winning twice. The home team has won six of them. ASVEL swept their regular-season games last season.

Marquee matchup: Baskonia’s Baldwin vs. ASVEL’s Okobo

Wade Baldwin IV of Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz has yet to recapture the form that led his former team, FC Bayern Munich, to the bring of the Final Four last season, but his scoring and shooting numbers have seen an uptick since Never Spahija assumed head coaching duties. Elie Okobo of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne leads the league in scoring by a comfortable margin with 18.5 points per game. He has made 45.3% of his three-pointers and delivered 3.8 assists per game. Baskonia will need Baldwin at his best to turn its season around and ASVEL relies on Okobo to lead it to victories. This week these uber-talented guards will square off in a matchup that will have a hefty say on the outcome of this game.

Keys to victory: Baskonia vs. ASVEL

Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz is last in the league in scoring with just 69.8 points per game. It has the lowest two-point accuracy (49.3%) and second-lowest three-point accuracy (31.2%). LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne is second in the league in three-point shooting at 37.5%. The team that controls the three-point line will significantly boost its chances in this game. Baskonia will turn to Simone Fontecchio, Rokas Giedraitis and Jayson Granger for its triples and ASVEL leans on Williams Howard, Elie Okobo and Chris Jones. The teams are also among the league leaders in turnovers; ASVEL has made the fourth-most (13.9 per game) and Baskonia the sixth-most (13.3 per game). Cutting down on the turnovers is also a key for both teams to this game’s outcome.

Sunday, December 5, 2021
Euroleague.net
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 PETERS, LAMAR G 1.83 23
2 RAIESTE, SANDER F 2.04 22
3 HANZLIK, ONDREJ F 2.00 19
5 BALDWIN IV, WADE G 1.93 25
6 SAVKOV, PAVEL F 2.02 19
7 BARRERA, ALEJANDRO G 1.96 29
8 SEDEKERSKIS, TADAS F 2.00 23
9 MARINKOVIC, VANJA F 1.98 24
10 CISSOKO, SIDY G 1.98 17
11 GRANGER, JAYSON G 1.89 32
20 FONTECCHIO, SIMONE F 2.03 26
23 ENOCH, STEVEN C 2.08 24
24 COSTELLO, MATTHEW C 2.10 28
25 PETERS, ALEC C 2.06 26
29 SOW, PAPE F 2.03 18
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS F 2.00 29
35 NNOKO, LANDRY C 2.08 27
47 KURUCS, ARTURS G 1.90 21
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 OKOBO, ELIE G 1.91 24
1 WEMBANYAMA, VICTOR F 2.20 17
2 MORGAN, RAYMAR F 2.02 33
3 JONES, CHRIS G 1.88 28
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96 35
6 LACOMBE, PAUL G 1.98 31
8 DIOT, ANTOINE G 1.93 32
9 KNIGHT, MARCOS F 1.88 32
11 NDJOCK, ELWIN F 1.93 20
13 RISACHER, ZACCHARIE F 2.00 16
14 GIST, JAMES C 2.04 35
19 FALL, YOUSSOUPHA C 2.21 26
21 OSETKOWSKI, DYLAN F 2.06 25
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95 33
25 HOWARD, WILLIAM F 2.03 28
28 HOUINSOU, KYMANY G 1.96 17
32 STRAZEL, MATTHEW G 1.82 19
37 ANTETOKOUNMPO, KOSTAS F 2.08 24

Player Stats

Okobo, E. / 18.5 Jones, C. / 14.0
Granger, J. / 4.2 Baldwin, W. / 2.8
Okobo, E. / 3.8 Jones, C. / 3.0
Jones, C. / 1.6 Howard, W. / 1.4 Lacombe, P. / 1.0
Costello, M. / 1.2 Nnoko, L. / 0.6
2PT
Enoch, S. / 61.4% Nnoko, L. / 54.4% Costello, M. / 52.9%
Antetokounmpo, K. / 76.3% Fall, Y. / 62.2% Lacombe, P. / 57.9%
3PT
Fontecchio, S. / 42.6% Giedraitis, R. / 36.2% Granger, J. / 32.8%
Howard, W. / 50.0% Okobo, E. / 45.3% Jones, C. / 36.6%
FT
Giedraitis, R. / 88.2% Baldwin, W. / 72.7%
Okobo, E. / 81.1% Jones, C. / 77.1%
PIR
Giedraitis, R. / 13.5 Fontecchio, S. / 13.0 Enoch, S. / 11.7
Okobo, E. / 17.7 Jones, C. / 15.9

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
69.8 Points 75.5
35.2 Rebounds 33.3
11.2 O. Rebounds 9.1
23.9 D. Rebounds 24.2
15.4 Assists 12.8
5.5 Steals 6.9
2.9 Blocks 2.4
49.3% 2PT 53.5%
31.2% 3PT 37.5%
77.3% FT 74.4%
76.5 PIR 79.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.5 Points 76.8
36.5 Rebounds 32.8
11.8 O. Rebounds 10.8
24.6 D. Rebounds 22.0
18.1 Assists 14.2
7.2 Steals 7.1
2.2 Blocks 1.5
54.6% 2PT 55.3%
36.6% 3PT 31.5%
71.3% FT 74.4%
90.1 PIR 80.4
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Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

· In games this century, ASVEL holds a 5-4 edge against Baskonia after sweeping the two games last season, including an 86-88 win in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

· The last time they met, ASVEL won 83-77 with David Lighty scoring a career-high 21 points.

· The first time that these teams ever met, in the 1985-86 Korac Cup, ASVEL defeated Baskonia 84-94 on the road in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

· Baskonia, then called Tau Ceramica, swept ASVEL in the 2003-04 EuroLeague regular season. At Astroballe, Baskonia won 70-82 behind 29 points from Arvydas Macijauskas and 27 from Luis Scola.

· Baskonia's single-game records for PIR (50), points (40) and free throws made (14) by a player were all set by Arvydas Macijauskas in a 92-76 home win against ASVEL on December 17, 2003.

· Baskonia set a club record with 20 steals against ASVEL in December 2003.

· Youssupha Fall joined ASVEL from Baskonia this past summer.

· Baskonia guard Wade Baldwin IV and ASVEL forward James Gist were teammates at FC Bayern Munich last season. They helped the team reach a historic EuroLeague Playoffs berth.

· Baldwin set his career-high in rebounds with 7 playing for Olympiacos Piraeus against ASVEL in February last season.

· William Howard had a career-high 3 steals last season in a road win over Baskonia.

· ASVEL point guard Antoine Diot set his career-high in index rating (23), and matched his career-best in assists (7) and rebounds (5) in a victory over Baskonia in November 2020.

Monday, December 6, 2021
Euroleague.net

Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Roster
Neven Spahija took over from Dusko Ivanovic as Baskonia’s head before Round 10.
Alec Peters is yet to play this season.

Streaks
Alec Peters has made at least 1 three-pointer in 21 of his last 22 games.
Peters has made 17 consecutive free throws.
Rokas Giedraitis has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight and 30 of his last 31 games.
Steven Enoch has scored at least 13 points in five straight games.
Enoch had PIRs of 19 or more in four of his last five games.
Enoch has recorded 8 or more rebounds and at least 1 block in four of his last five games.
Enoch has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Simone Fontecchio has made at least 1 three-point shot in six of his last seven games.
Fontecchio has had at least 1 steal in five of his last six games.

Rankings
Matthew Costello ranks fourth this season in blocks with 1.2 per game.
Simone Fontecchio is tied for sixth this season in steals with 1.5 per game.

Records/Milestones
Alec Peters ranks 15th all-time in free throw accuracy at 89.4%.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Roster
Raymar Morgan has yet to play this season.
David Lighty and Antoine Diot have not played in the last five games.
Marcos Knight and Dylan Osetkowski did not play in the last three games.

Streaks
Chris Jones has recorded double-digit PIRs in 14 of his last 15 games.
Jones has collected at least 1 steal in six of his last seven games. 
Elie Okobo has scored in double figures in 10 straight games.
Okobo has made at least 1 three-point shot in seven straight and 12 of his 13 EuroLeague appearances.

Rankings
Elie Okobo leads the league in scoring with 18.5 per game.
Elie Okobo ranks third this season in average PIR with 17.7 per game and Chris Jones ranks 10th in with 15.9 per game.
Okobo ranks eighth this season in three-point accuracy at 45.3%.
Okobo is tied for seventh this season in three-point shots made with 2.2 per game.
Jones is tied for fourth this season in steals with 1.6 per game.
William Howard ranks second this season in three-point accuracy at 50.0%.
Kostas Antetokounmpo is second in the league this season in two-point shooting at 76.3%.

Records/Milestones
William Howard is the league’s all-time leader in three-point accuracy at 51.1%.
James Gist is ranked 11th all-time with 1,169 rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is 10th with 1,189.
Gist is 10th all-time with 431 offensive rebounds. Ioannis Bourousis is ninth with 439.
Gist ranks 12th all-time with 157 career blocked shots. Victor Khryapa is 11th with 161.
Gist moved into a tie with Khryapa for 15th place all-time with 241 steals. Paulius Jankunas of Zalgiris Kaunas is 14th with 242 steals and counting.
Antoine Diot needs 13 three-point shots to reach 100 for his career.

Monday, December 6, 2021
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
4 - 4
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Home record vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne: 3-1
Away record vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne: 1-3
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
Home record vs. Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 3-1
Away record vs. Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 1-3

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 27 January 2021 Regular Season LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 83 - 77 TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
2020-21 05 November 2020 Regular Season TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 86 - 88 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
2019-20 06 February 2020 Regular Season KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 79 - 65 LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
2019-20 29 October 2019 Regular Season LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 66 - 63 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
2003-04 18 February 2004 Regular Season Asvel Basket 70 - 82 Tau Ceramica
2003-04 17 December 2003 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 92 - 76 Asvel Basket
2001-02 19 December 2001 Regular Season Asvel Basket 73 - 71 Tau Ceramica
2001-02 17 October 2001 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 90 - 66 Asvel Basket