2019-20Regular SeasonRound 3
October 18, 2019 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 LA FONTETA
Balkans: SPORTKLUB1
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Brazil: DAZN
Middle East: beIN MENA HD10
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 3
Spain: DAZN
Czech Republic: O2 TV SPORT
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT 2
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Israel: 5LIVE
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD10

Records

0-2 Regular Season 1-1
0-2 Overall 1-1

Referees

Crew Chief
CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS
Umpire 1
PANTHER, ANNE
Umpire 2
ROSSI, MICHELE

The Take

Valencia Basket will be looking to start up its win column at home against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Valencia has had to start the season playing against the defending champs and the runners-up, which can be tough on any team. On the other side, Efes comes from an OT win by the skin of their teeth against ALBA Berlin at home and lost the first game of the season at home, so it will be looking to start a positive streak in Spain.

Pleiss returns to Valencia

Anadolu Efes big man Tibor Pleiss will be returing to a city that was his home during the 2017-18 season. During that year, Pleiss averaged 10.1 points and 5.2 rebounds for Valencia but the team could not make the EuroLeague playoffs. In Valencia he won the Spanish SuperCup and now, two seasons later, he comes back to La Fonteta with Efes to try to make his team start a winning streak in a place that still has fond memories of him.

History lesson

This will be the seventh time that these two teams meet in the EuroLeague. So far, the record in the series is at 3-3, so the winner will take the lead in their head-to-head. In 2017-18, each team won its home game of the regular season, something, in fact, that also happened in 2003-04 and 2010-11. Therefore, Efes will try to become the first of the two to win at the opponent's home.

Marquee matchup

Brock Motum and Bryant Dunston are two big men that are main referents in their respective teams but not only that, but they also played together in Efes during two seasons from 2017 to 2019. Motum is one of the main forces in Valencia this start of the season with 11.5 points and 3 rebounds, also averaging a PIR of 13. Dunston is also a solid name in the Efes roster with 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in the first two games. Expect one of the main duels in the game to be between these two big men that were teammates until last June.

Keys to victory: Valencia

Valencia has the third poorest offense in the league at the moment (67.0 ppg.) and that will have to change radically against such an offensive powerhouse as Efes. Players like Aaron Doornekamp, Alberto Abalde, Sam Van Rossom or Guillem Vives will need to step up their game in offense as they are combining an average 9.5 points per game in a combined average playing time of about 16 minutes each, something that is definitely not enough in a competition like the EuroLeague.

Keys to victory: Efes

Efes comes to Valencia after a tough home win in overtime last week. Last season's runners-up got back their main offensive weapon, Shane Larkin, and will continue looking up to him in offense. Efes is the team averaging the least steals in the league (4.5 spg.) so a bigger effort in defense would probably pay off big time, especially against a low-scoring team like Valencia. A win at the home of the current 7DAYS EuroCup champs could go a long way when money time comes.

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Euroleague.net
Valencia Basket
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 COLOM, QUINO G 1.88 30
2 MARINKOVIC, VANJA G 1.98 22
3 LOYD, JORDAN G 1.93 26
5 NDOUR, MAURICE F 2.06 27
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO F 2.02 23
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS F 2.09 27
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM G 1.88 33
10 TOBEY, MIKE C 2.13 25
12 MOTUM, BROCK C 2.08 29
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN C 2.05 27
16 VIVES, GUILLEM G 1.92 26
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO F 1.99 35
30 SASTRE, JOAN F 2.01 27
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON F 2.01 33
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.82 27
1 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE G 1.95 31
2 SINGLETON, CHRIS F 2.06 29
3 SAYBIR, YIGITCAN F 2.03 20
4 BALBAY, DOGUS G 1.85 30
6 KURTULDUM, MUSTAFA F 1.96 18
8 GECIM, TOLGA F 2.06 23
10 ILYASOGLU, OMERCAN G 1.95 18
15 SANLI, SERTAC C 2.12 28
19 TUNCER, BUGRAHAN G 1.93 26
21 PLEISS, TIBOR C 2.21 29
22 MICIC, VASILIJE G 1.96 25
23 ANDERSON, JAMES F 1.98 30
25 PETERS, ALEC F 2.06 24
42 DUNSTON, BRYANT C 2.03 33
44 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV G 1.97 34

Player Stats

Loyd, J. / 12.0 Motum, B. / 11.5 Tobey, M. / 10.0
Larkin, S. / 26.0 Micic, V. / 18.5 Peters, A. / 15.0
Labeyrie, L. / 5.0 Tobey, M. / 4.5 Abalde, A. / 4.0
Dunston, B. / 6.5 Larkin, S. / 5.0 Anderson, J. / 4.0
Vives, G. / 4.5 Van Rossom, S. / 4.0 Colom, Q. / 2.0
Micic, V. / 9.0 Larkin, S. / 5.0 Dunston, B. / 3.0
Dubljevic, B. / 1.5 Ndour, M. / 1.5 Vives, G. / 1.0
Micic, V. / 2.5 Dunston, B. / 0.5 Balbay, D. / 0.5
Dunston, B. / 2.0 Pleiss, T. / 0.5 Micic, V. / 0.0
2PT
Ndour, M. / 100.0 % Colom, Q. / 100.0 % Sastre, J. / 66.7 %
Pleiss, T. / 84.6 % Balbay, D. / 75.0 % Peters, A. / 70.0 %
3PT
Sastre, J. / 66.7 % Loyd, J. / 60.0 % Motum, B. / 50.0 %
Peters, A. / 71.4 % Larkin, S. / 55.6 % Balbay, D. / 50.0 %
FT
Dubljevic, B. / 100.0 % Vives, G. / 100.0 % Marinkovic, V. / 100.0 %
Pleiss, T. / 100.0 % Singleton, C. / 100.0 % Peters, A. / 100.0 %
PIR
Labeyrie, L. / 14.0 Motum, B. / 13.0 Dubljevic, B. / 9.5
Larkin, S. / 31.0 Micic, V. / 21.0 Pleiss, T. / 17.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
67.0 Points 85.0
28.0 Rebounds 33.0
8.5 O. Rebounds 10.0
19.5 D. Rebounds 23.0
15.0 Assists 23.0
7.5 Steals 4.5
2.0 Blocks 2.5
50.8 % 2PT 51.3 %
27.1 % 3PT 35.6 %
73.8 % FT 80.6 %
63.5 PIR 97.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
92.5 Points 89.5
36.5 Rebounds 42.5
10.5 O. Rebounds 12.5
26.0 D. Rebounds 30.0
19.0 Assists 24.5
9.0 Steals 6.0
3.0 Blocks 3.5
55.6 % 2PT 50.6 %
52.0 % 3PT 43.9 %
71.1 % FT 90.0 %
111.5 PIR 112.5

Head Coaches

ATAMAN, ERGIN
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"Valencia has a deep roster. In each game different players can score. Their fastbreaks and field goal shooting percentage is dangerous. Dublijevic, Tobey and Motum are versatile players under the rim. To win this game, we must be controlling in offense and must perform an effective one on one defense."

Players

SANLI, SERTAC
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
"It will be a hard game on the road. According to our aim we must return back home with a victory. We are aware that Valencia is one of the strong teams in Euroelague. We must be well concentrated in 40 minutes and if we can play our own game, I believe that we can win."

Valencia Basket vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul

· These two teams are tied at 3-3 in EuroLeague play this century. All of the games were won by the home team.

· Valencia scored its most points in a EuroLeague game with 107 and set a club record with 31 two-pointers made in 107-103 overtime win over Efes Pilsen in February 2004.

· Brock Motum joined Valencia this summer after spending two seasons with Efes and helping the team reach the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game last spring.

· Efes center Tibor Pleiss spent the 2017-18 season with Valencia. He was a teammate there of eight current Valencia players, including Fernando San Emeterio, with whom he also played at Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz from 2012 to 2014.

· Efes big man Chris Singleton posted his career-high in rebounds with 13 playing for Panathinaikos Athens against Valencia in December 2017.

· Valencia forward Alberto Abalde posted his career-high in assists with 8 against Efes in February 2018.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Euroleague.net

Valencia Basket

Roster
Valencia has 14 registered players for the EuroLeague, so there must be at least two who do not play in every game.
Fernando San Emeterio has missed Round 2 game.

Streaks
Sam Van Rossom has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 straight games.
Fernando San Emeterio has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight straight games.
Guillem Vives is perfect in 14 trips to the free-throw line in his career.

Rankings
The last time he played , in the 2017-18 season, Alberto Abalde was ranked third in three-point shooting having made 51.9% of his shots behind the arc.

Records/Milestones
Fernando San Emeterio needs 7 more three-pointers to reach 200 for his career.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Roster
Efes has 16 players registered to play this season, so at least four must sit every game.
Chirs Singleton has never missed a EuroLeague game. He has 135 appearances in his fifth season in the competition.

Streaks
Shane Larkin has hit at least 1 three-point shot in 15 straight games. He's made multiple threes in 10 straight games.
Larkin has scored in double figures in 10 straight and 16 of his last 17 games.
Bryant Dunston has blocked at least 1 shot in nine straight and 16 of his last 17 appearances.
James Anderson has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Adrien Moerman has made 10 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Adrien Moerman finished sixth last season in rebounding with 6.1 per game.
Vasilije Micic ranked third in assists last season with 5.5 per game.
Bryant Dunston was third last season with 1.2 blocks per game.

Records/Milestones
Bryant Dunston ranks second all-time with 235 blocks. He trails only Fran Vazquez (249).
Dunston is eighth all-time with 394 career offensive rebounds. Jan Vesely is seventh with 403 and counting.
Chris Singleton needs 4 blocks to reach 100 for his career.
Tibor Pleiss is tied with Mirza Begic for seventh place all-time with 162 blocked shots. Stephane Lasme is sixth with 174.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
3 - 3
Valencia Basket Anadolu Efes Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Valencia Basket
Home record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 3-0
Away record vs. Anadolu Efes Istanbul: 0-3
Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Home record vs. Valencia Basket: 3-0
Away record vs. Valencia Basket: 0-3

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 01 February 2018 Regular Season Anadolu Efes Istanbul 82 - 66 Valencia Basket
2017-18 20 October 2017 Regular Season Valencia Basket 78 - 71 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
2010-11 02 December 2010 Regular Season Power Electronics Valencia 62 - 56 Efes Pilsen Istanbul
2010-11 27 October 2010 Regular Season Efes Pilsen Istanbul 79 - 63 Power Electronics Valencia
2003-04 18 February 2004 Regular Season Pamesa Valencia 107 - 103 Efes Pilsen
2003-04 17 December 2003 Regular Season Efes Pilsen 69 - 59 Pamesa Valencia