2018-19Final FourTHIRD PLACE GAME
May 19, 2019 CET: 17:30
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Records

25-5 Regular Season 22-8
3-1 Playoffs 3-0
0-1 Final Four 0-1
28-7 Overall 25-9

Referees

Crew Chief
BOLTAUZER, MATEJ
Umpire 1
ROCHA, FERNANDO
Umpire 2
DIFALLAH, MEHDI

The Take

  • Did you Know That ... Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul | Real Madrid
  • Vitoria-Gasteiz 2019: Team Averages
  • Stats attack: Game progression
  • Both teams come off their most disappointing loss of the season and will try to bounce back with one last win. Fenerbahce registered a 19-point loss against Anadolu Efes Istanbul and missed the chance to reach its fourth consecutive EuroLeague championship game. Real was officially dethroned and missed its chance to win back-to-back titles for the first time since 1968. As always in the third place game, the team that moves on and puts its semifinal loss behind will have a better chance to win.

    Marquee matchup

    Rotations may be different in this game and it is hard to figure out who will sit out, but both teams will surely be fully competitive. With Jan Vesely not 100%, Nicolo Melli is expected to see extended playing time for Fenerbahce. He had 28 points in the championship game against Real last season. Melli will not have it easy against Walter Tavares, whose size, long arms and great timing can change any game on defense. He also has the best two-point shooting percentage in EuroLeague history (74.1%).

    Earlier this season

    These teams traded home wins this season. Fenerbahce topped Real 65-63 on December 28 behind 17 points from Luigi Datome, who is currently injured. Fenerbahce used an 8-0 final run, which Datome capped with a three-point play to win the game. Real defeated Fenerbahce 101-86 at home, becoming the first team to score over 100 points against a Zeljko Obradovic-coached squad in a non-overtime game in EuroLeague history. Anthony Randolph led the way with 21 points, while Sergio Llull added 17.

    Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

    With more injury problems than its opponent - Joffrey Lauvergne is also sidelined and Nikola Kalinic and Vesely are not 100%, Fenerbahce relies on Kostas Sloukas and Ali Muhammed to control the game tempo. Those players combined for 12 points against Efes, while Vasilije Micic and Shane Larkin combined for 55. It will be a good opportunity to prove their value. Fenerbahce needs Melli to take Tavares out of the paint with outside shots and must rely on Marko Guduric and Erick Green to take charge of the game from the three-point line.

    Keys to victory: Real

    Real has a size advantage in the paint with Anthony Randolph, Walter Tavares and Gustavo Ayon, so making the most out of that is mandatory against Fenerbahce. It had 29 assists and just 4 turnovers in its previous win against Fenerbahce, so getting close to those numbers would almost guarantee a win. Experienced players like Jaycee Carroll (7 minutes against CSKA) and Felipe Reyes (did not play) will probably see significant playing time and having a deeper bench may help Coach Pablo Laso's team to play with a higher rhythm.

    Saturday, May 18, 2019
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    Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
    # Player Pos. H. Age
    1 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 27
    3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
    4 MELLI, NICOLO F 2.05 28
    5 HERSEK, BARIS F 2.08 31
    10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 29
    11 ENNIS, TYLER G 1.88 24
    12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 27
    13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK F 2.01 18
    16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 29
    18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 22
    23 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 24
    24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 29
    32 GULER, SINAN G 1.92 35
    35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 36
    44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 26
    70 DATOME, LUIGI F 2.03 31
    77 LAUVERGNE, JOFFREY C 2.11 27
    Real Madrid
    # Player Pos. H. Age
    1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN F 1.95 31
    3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY F 2.11 29
    5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 34
    7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO G 1.80 28
    9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.03 39
    14 AYON, GUSTAVO C 2.08 34
    16 YUSTA, SANTI F 2.00 22
    19 PANTZAR, MELWIN G 1.90 19
    20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 36
    22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.21 27
    23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.92 31
    24 DECK, GABRIEL F 1.99 24
    25 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 26
    32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.13 29
    33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 28
    44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 29

    Player Stats

    Vesely, J. / 12.5 Sloukas, K. / 11.6 Kalinic, N. / 9.7
    Randolph, A. / 12.5 Llull, S. / 10.7 Carroll, J. / 9.2
    Vesely, J. / 4.9
    Tavares, W. / 6.3 Ayon, G. / 5.8
    Sloukas, K. / 4.7
    Campazzo, F. / 4.9 Llull, S. / 4.1 Ayon, G. / 2.9
    Vesely, J. / 1.3
    Campazzo, F. / 1.6
    Melli, N. / 0.6 Vesely, J. / 0.6
    Tavares, W. / 1.7 Ayon, G. / 0.8
    2PT
    Vesely, J. / 66.7 % Duverioglu, A. / 62.9 % Guduric, M. / 62.5 %
    Tavares, W. / 79.2 % Deck, G. / 66.7 % Ayon, G. / 64.6 %
    3PT
    Muhammed, A. / 49.6 % Guduric, M. / 48.5 % Sloukas, K. / 45.1 %
    Taylor, J. / 44.8 % Causeur, F. / 41.7 % Randolph, A. / 41.4 %
    FT
    Sloukas, K. / 94.3 % Datome, L. / 91.7 % Muhammed, A. / 86.7 %
    Carroll, J. / 96.0 % Llull, S. / 95.7 % Campazzo, F. / 89.7 %
    PIR
    Vesely, J. / 17.9 Sloukas, K. / 15.1 Kalinic, N. / 10.7
    Randolph, A. / 13.8 Ayon, G. / 13.8 Tavares, W. / 13.5

    Team Stats - Offense

    Ave.   Ave.
    83.5 Points 85.6
    29.9 Rebounds 36.9
    7.9 O. Rebounds 10.0
    22.0 D. Rebounds 26.9
    18.2 Assists 19.9
    6.8 Steals 5.8
    2.4 Blocks 3.1
    58.6 % 2PT 56.5 %
    43.0 % 3PT 37.5 %
    80.5 % FT 77.4 %
    96.8 PIR 102.7

    Team Stats - Defense

    Ave.   Ave.
    75.1 Points 78.1
    29.6 Rebounds 33.9
    9.5 O. Rebounds 10.4
    20.1 D. Rebounds 23.5
    16.3 Assists 14.8
    5.9 Steals 5.7
    1.8 Blocks 2.2
    54.5 % 2PT 49.0 %
    35.1 % 3PT 35.4 %
    74.2 % FT 77.4 %
    78.5 PIR 77.8

    Head Coaches

    OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
    Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
    "We are very proud of our fans. This is the Final Four in which we had more Fenerbahce fans inside the arena, so thanks to them. This means they trust us and they are really important to us. I will say it one more time, we are very, very sorry because we came into this situation in which we had a lot of problems and were not at the level to fight and try to be in the final one more time, but I hope they will help us next season. We will try to play well on Sunday but the score is not very important. We have many injured players and a lot of problems. Both teams have important games coming up; we start the Turkish League playoffs and Madrid plays in the Spanish League on Tuesday, so the game preparation is not like in a regular game."
    LASO, PABLO
    Real Madrid
    "We will try to win, as in every game we play, of course. Obviously, when you come to the Final Four, you expect to play the championship game and win it, but it what it is. We have to move on and it is a difficult game to play against a great opponent which was the regular season winner. It will be a tough, complicated game which we will face in the best way possible. Many times, the first issue to solve in the third place game is the mental one; You play it less than 48 hours after a painful loss in the higher stages of the competition, but it is also important to take into account that we are here, in the Final Four, and the work you did throughout the season. This will be our 35th EuroLeague game and just 9 losses, which tells you we have a good winning record against the best teams in Europe."

    Players

    GULER, SINAN
    Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
    "Even though it seems like an unimportant game, it's a game that both teams have to find a way to enjoy, most of all to stay healthy and our playoffs are starting, so we have to get physically and mentally ready, They have important games coming up. The main thing is to enjoy and make sure the fans enjoy also. We have to respect the game, we have to respect the opponent and we have to respect the fans."
    CARROLL, JAYCEE
    Real Madrid
    "It will be a tough game. Fenerbahce has had an amazing season this year and it will be competitive."

    Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul vs. Real Madrid

    · This is a rematch of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game from last season, which Real Madrid won 85-80 in Belgrade to lift its 10th EuroLeague crown.

    · Real leads the series this century 15-9. Fenerbahce edged Real 65-63 in Round 15 when Luigi Datome hit a game-winning three-point play with 6.6 seconds to go and led Fenerbahce in that game with 17 points and 7 rebounds. In Round 25, Real beat Fenerbahce 101-86 behind 21 points from Anthony Randolph, and 17 points plus 10 assists from Sergio Llull.

    · In the 2017 EuroLeague Final Four semifinal, Fenerbahce registered an emphatic 84-75 victory over Real with Nikola Kalinic posting 12 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals.

    · Real and Fenerbahce battled in the semifinals at the 2015 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four in the Spanish capital. Real topped Fenerbahce 96-87 behind Gustavo Ayon's 18 points.

    · In the 2016 EuroLeague Playoffs, Fenerbahce swept Real 3-0. In a 63-75 win in Game 3 of that series, Fenerbahce matched its club record for most rebounds in a EuroLeague game this century with 46.

    · Coach Zeljko Obradovic led Real Madrid to the EuroLeague title in 1995. That was the eighth continental crown for Real and the third as head coach for Obradovic.

    · Zeljko Obradovic coached current Real Madrid head coach Pablo Laso at Real for two seasons during the mid-1990s. They won the 1997 Saporta Cup together.

    · Fenerbahce swingman Marko Guduric and Real center Ognjen Kuzmic were teammates at Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade during the 2016-17 season. They have also teamed up on the Serbian national team and won the silver medal at EuroBasket 2017.

    · Fenerbahce forward Nicolo Melli was a teammate of Real guard Fabien Causeur at Brose Bamberg during the 2016-17 season.

    · Melli posted a career-high 28 points in the 2018 championship game loss against Real last May; in doing so, he set the championship game scoring record for the Final Four era.

    · Fenerbahce guard Sinan Guler matched his career-high with 4 steals playing for Galatasaray Istanbul against Real in Jan 2015.

    · Fenerbahce playmaker Ali Muhammed matched his career-high with 4 steals against Real in March 2017.

    · Nikola Kalinic set his career high in steals with 4 in the 2017 Final Four semifinal win against Real Madrid.

    · Kalinic set his career-high with 7 assists playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against Real in January 2015.

    · Joffrey Lauvergne had a career-high 7 offensive rebounds playing for Partizan Belgrade against Real in January 2014.

    · Sergio Llull matched his career-best performance index rating of 32 in the 2017 Final Four semifinal loss against Fenerbahce.

    · Real center Ognjen Kuzmic scored a career-high 21 points playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against Fenerbahce in January 2017

    · Real swingman Rudy Fernandez earned co-MVP honors in Round 3 of the 2012-13 regular season when he recorded a performance index rating of 30 against Fenerbahce.

    · Fernandez matched his career high with 9 assists for Real Madrid against Fenerbahce in December 2016.

    Saturday, May 18, 2019
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    Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

    Roster
    Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 12 different starters this season. No player has started every game.
    Joffrey Lauvergne, Luigi Datome and Tyler Ennis are not taking part in the Final Four due to injuries.
    Streaks
    Ali Muhammed has made at least 1 triple in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague appearances.
    Luigi Datome has made 21 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
    Datome has made multiple three-pointers in six straight EuroLeague games.
    Melih Mahmutoglu has made 17 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
    Kostas Sloukas has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague appearances.
    Sloukas has made 22 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
    Erick Green has made 13 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
    Marko Guduric has made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven EuroLeague games.
    Rankings
    Jan Vesely is fourth in the EuroLeague with an average PIR of 17.9 per game and fourth in steals with 1.3 per game.
    Ali Muhammed is third in the EuroLeague in three-point accuracy this season at 49.6%, Marko Guduric is fourth at 48.5%.
    Kostas Sloukas is fourth in the EuroLeague in free throw accuracy this season at 94.25%. Luigi Datome is eighth at 91.67%.
    Sloukas ranked fifth in the playoffs this season with an average PIR of 16.3.
    Sloukas ranked fourth in the playoffs with 5.3 assists per game.
    Guduric ranked second in the playoffs with 2.8 three-point shots made per game. Luigi Datome and Ali Muhammed were tied for fifth with 2.3 three-pointers per game.
    Records/Milestones
    Jan Vesely has 54 career rebounds in Final Four games, which ranks sixth all-time. He needs 4 rebounds to catch Mike Batiste (58) for fifth place.
    Vesely has 45 two-point shots made at Final Fours and shares sixth place with Zoran Savic. He needs 1 more to catch Dejan Bodiroga for fifth place.
    Jan Vesely is seventh in EuroLeague history with 402 offensive rebounds; Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
    Luigi Datome ranks sixth all-time in free throw accuracy at 91.09%.
    Nikola Kalinic needs 2 three-pointers to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

    Real Madrid

    Roster
    There have been 13 different starters for Madrid this season. No player has started every game.
    Streaks
    Sergio Llull has made at least 1 three-pointer in 13 of his last EuroLeague 14 games.
    Trey Thompkins has made 10 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
    Thompkins has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight EuroLeague appearances.
    Walter Tavares has posted a PIR of 13 or more in eight of his last nine EuroLeague appearances.
    Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight consecutive EuroLeague appearances.
    Rankings
    Walter Tavares is fifth in the league this season in rebounding with 6.3 per game; Tavares is fifth in the league in offensive rebounds with 2.2 per contest.
    Tavares leads the league in blocked shots this season with 1.7 per game.
    Facundo Campazzo is fifth in the league in assists this season with 4.9 per game. He is third with 1.6 steals per game.
    Jaycee Carroll leads the EuroLeague in free throw accuracy this season with 96.0%. Sergio Llull is second at 95.65%
    Tavares leads the EuroLeague in two-point accuracy this season at 79.23%. Gabriel Deck is tied for seventh at 66.67%.
    Campazzo led the playoffs this season with 8.3 assists per game.
    Campazzo led the playoffs this season with 3.0 steals per game. Rudy Fernandez was ninth with 1.3 per game.
    Records/Milestones
    Felipe Reyes is the EuroLeague career rebounding king with 1,780 total rebounds and 695 offensive rebounds.
    Reyes is the EuroLeague career leader in games played with 344.
    Reyes is ranked third all-time in EuroLeague scoring with 2,992 points.
    Reyes ranks third all-time with 959 two-point shots made. Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos Piraeus is second with 966.
    Sergio Llull is eighth in all-time Final Four scoring with 163 points. Dejan Bodiroga, Theo Papaloukas and Nando De Colo each have 164 in a share of fifth place.
    Llull is in second place on the all-time Final Four charts with 52 assists. He needs 8 more to go past all-time leader Theo Papaloukas.
    Llull has 24 three-pointers made in Final Four history, which is fourth most all-time. He needs 2 more to catch Milos Teodosic for third place.
    Llull ranks sixth on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 2,847 points. Georgios Printezis is fifth with 2,914.
    Llull ranks sixth on the all-time charts with 1,026 assists. Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow is fifth with 1,093 and counting.
    Llull ranks fourth in EuroLeague history with 430 three-pointers made. Vassilis Spanoulis is third with 450 and counting.
    Rudy Fernandez is tied with Theo Papaloukas in fourth place on all-time Final Four charts with 17 steals. He needs 1 more to catch Dimitris Diamantidis for third place.
    Fernandez is tied with Gianluca Basile for fifth place all-time with 261 steals. Nick Calathes is fourth with 266.
    Fernandez is sixth all-time with 396 three-pointers made. Gianluca Basile is fifth with 421.
    Walter Tavares is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 74.17%.
    Jaycee Carroll has 19 three-pointers made in Final Four history, which is tied for ninth place all-time. He needs 2 more to catch David Blu (21) for eighth place.
    Carroll ranks fifth all-time in free throw accuracy at 91.1%.
    Carroll is 11th all-time with 355 three-point shots made. Dimitris Diamantidis is 10th with 372 three-pointers.

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    Head-to-head records

    Home team Away team
    9 - 15
    Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul Real Madrid
    * overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
    Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
    Home record vs. Real Madrid: 6-5
    Away record vs. Real Madrid: 2-8
    Real Madrid
    Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 8-2
    Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 5-6

    Results

    Season Date Phase Home Result Away
    2018-19 07 March 2019 Regular Season Real Madrid 101 - 86 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
    2018-19 28 December 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 65 - 63 Real Madrid
    2017-18 20 May 2018 Final Four Real Madrid 85 - 80 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
    2017-18 02 March 2018 Regular Season Real Madrid 83 - 86 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
    2017-18 28 December 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 77 - 79 Real Madrid
    2016-17 19 May 2017 Final Four Fenerbahce Istanbul 84 - 75 Real Madrid
    2016-17 31 March 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 61 - 56 Fenerbahce Istanbul
    2016-17 01 December 2016 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 78 - 77 Real Madrid
    2015-16 19 April 2016 Playoffs Real Madrid 63 - 75 Fenerbahce Istanbul
    2015-16 14 April 2016 Playoffs Fenerbahce Istanbul 100 - 78 Real Madrid
    2015-16 12 April 2016 Playoffs Fenerbahce Istanbul 75 - 69 Real Madrid
    2015-16 03 December 2015 Regular Season Real Madrid 80 - 73 Fenerbahce Istanbul
    2015-16 30 October 2015 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 77 - 66 Real Madrid
    2014-15 15 May 2015 Final Four Real Madrid 96 - 87 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
    2012-13 30 November 2012 Regular Season Real Madrid 77 - 61 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
    2012-13 25 October 2012 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 75 - 83 Real Madrid
    2007-08 13 December 2007 Regular Season Real Madrid 87 - 77 Fenerbahce Ulker
    2007-08 25 October 2007 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 72 - 80 Real Madrid
    2005-06 23 March 2006 Top 16 Real Madrid 74 - 53 Ulker
    2005-06 09 March 2006 Top 16 Ulker 69 - 71 Real Madrid
    2005-06 18 January 2006 Regular Season Ulker 75 - 79 Real Madrid
    2005-06 24 November 2005 Regular Season Real Madrid 70 - 58 Ulker
    2002-03 15 January 2003 Regular Season Ulker 85 - 84 Real Madrid
    2002-03 31 October 2002 Regular Season Real Madrid 81 - 77 Ulker