2020-21Regular SeasonRound 4
October 21, 2020 CET: 19:00
Local time: 20:00 TOFAS SPOR SALONU
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
Turkey: TIVIBU SPOR
Spain: DAZN
Ireland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Norway: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD
Denmark: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Finland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Sweden: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Georgia: SILK SPORT 2 HD

Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
PATERNICO, CARMELO
Umpire 1
DRAGOJEVIC, IGOR
Umpire 2
HADZIC, DENIS

The Take

Bursaspor is looking to avoid its third home loss of the season. In Round 3, Promitheas Patras scored an 84-93 come-from-behind victory at Tofas Spor Salonu. Metin Turen and Malik Newman led Bursasport with 20 points apiece. Gran Canaria comes off its first EuroCup loss this season, 84-68 against Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana. Jacob Wiley led Gran Canaria with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams have deep rosters and versatile players, so expect an intense, tactical game.

Marquee matchup

Maxim Mutaf comes off a great performance against Promitheas, in which he finished with 16 points and 3 assists in 22 minutes. He scored in many different ways, attacking the basket, burying stop-and-pop jumpers and striking from beyond the arc. He will test his all-around scoring skills against Stan Okoye, an outstanding shooter with unlimited range. Okoye is a better athlete who can even help on the boards, but scoring is what he does best, either driving to the hole or creating his own shots.

History lesson

These teams face each other for the first time. Gran Canaria already played in Bursa in EuroCup action once, when it registered a 98-94 loss against Tofas on October 17, 2017. Bursaspor forward Kenny Kadji, who played for rival Tofas, had 19 points. Gran Canaria has a 4-10 record on Turkish soil, but one of its biggest EuroCup wins came on the road against Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir, 74-75, in the second leg of the 2015 quarterfinals.

Keys to victory: Bursaspor

Bursaspor has to improve its defense. The Turkish powerhouse is allowing 93.0 points on average and opponents are shooting comfortably. Bursaspor allows opponents to hit 59.4% of their shots inside the arc and 39.7% from downtown. Lowering those numbers is mandatory for the hosts to be more competitive from now on. Daniel Hamilton and Xavier Munford combined for 3 points against Promitheas and are expected to give their team a boost, especially on offense, against a tough opponent.

Keys to victory: Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria was outrebounded 46-33 in Ljubljana last week and needs to improve that right away, relying on energy players Wiley, Beqa Burjanadze and Matt Costello to do so. Gran Canaria committed only 11 turnovers, scored just 13 of 33 shots inside the arc (39.4%), which led to a big road loss. Improving its effectiveness on offense is mandatory for the club, so its most experienced players like Andrew Albicy, Javier Beiran and Okoye must take a step forward to focus the team. 

Sunday, October 18, 2020
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Frutti Extra Bursaspor
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 ILYASOGLU, OMERCAN G 1.95 19
3 AKDAMAR, TEVFIK F 2.00 25
5 MUNFORD, XAVIER G 1.93 28
7 JONES, PERRY F 2.11 29
8 BATUK, BIRKAN G 1.96 30
10 ARSLAN, ENDER G 1.88 37
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET F 2.12 30
14 NEWMAN, MALIK G 1.91 23
21 SAVAS, OGUZ C 2.13 33
23 MUTAF, MAXIM G 1.93 29
35 KADJI, KENNY F 2.11 32
44 CORBACI, KAAN G 1.80 16
77 TUREN, METIN F 2.07 26
87 TUYDES, EFE G 1.91 16
99 HAMILTON, DANIEL F 2.01 25
Herbalife Gran Canaria
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WILEY, JACOB C 2.02 26
2 BALCEROWSKI, ALEKSANDER C 2.15 19
3 MONTERO, JEAN G 1.88 17
4 FERRARI, FRANCO G 1.85 24
5 OKOYE, STANLEY F 1.94 29
6 ALBICY, ANDREW G 1.78 30
8 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO G 1.93 27
9 DIMSA, TOMAS G 1.96 26
12 KLJAJIC, JOVAN G 1.97 19
14 SHURNA, JOHN F 2.04 30
17 SANTANA, FABIO G 1.88 28
18 DIOP, KHALIFA C 2.08 18
23 BURJANADZE, BEKA F 2.01 26
24 COSTELLO, MATTHEW C 2.10 27
30 LOPEZ, RUBEN F 2.03 18
33 BEIRAN, JAVIER F 2.00 33

Player Stats

Turen, M. / 20.0 Newman, M. / 18.5 Kadji, K. / 13.0
Wiley, J. / 15.7 Della Valle, A. / 13.0 Okoye, S. / 10.0
Turen, M. / 7.0 Kadji, K. / 6.5 Newman, M. / 4.0
Wiley, J. / 7.7 Costello, M. / 7.0 Shurna, J. / 5.0
Munford, X. / 6.0 Newman, M. / 3.0 Jones, P. / 2.5
Albicy, A. / 5.7 Ferrari, F. / 5.0 Dimsa, T. / 2.0
Munford, X. / 1.5 Kadji, K. / 1.5 Batuk, B. / 1.0
Shurna, J. / 2.3 Ferrari, F. / 1.3 Albicy, A. / 1.0
Kadji, K. / 0.5 Batuk, B. / 0.0 Turen, M. / 0.0
2PT
Batuk, B. / 100.0% Akdamar, T. / 100.0% Turen, M. / 66.7%
Balcerowski, A. / 100.0% Della Valle, A. / 76.9% Wiley, J. / 62.1%
3PT
Turen, M. / 100.0% Arslan, E. / 100.0% Hamilton, D. / 66.7%
Santana, F. / 100.0% Dimsa, T. / 50.0% Albicy, A. / 42.9%
FT
Turen, M. / 100.0% Arslan, E. / 100.0% Savas, O. / 100.0%
Della Valle, A. / 100.0% Ferrari, F. / 100.0% Albicy, A. / 100.0%
PIR
Turen, M. / 30.0 Newman, M. / 17.0 Kadji, K. / 13.5
Wiley, J. / 19.7 Della Valle, A. / 14.0 Costello, M. / 13.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
85.0 Points 82.7
32.5 Rebounds 37.7
6.5 O. Rebounds 11.3
26.0 D. Rebounds 26.3
19.5 Assists 18.3
5.5 Steals 8.0
0.5 Blocks 3.0
52.3% 2PT 53.3%
40.0% 3PT 35.7%
77.4% FT 76.9%
88.0 PIR 94.7

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
93.0 Points 80.3
36.0 Rebounds 38.3
8.0 O. Rebounds 12.3
28.0 D. Rebounds 26.0
21.5 Assists 12.0
7.5 Steals 5.0
3.0 Blocks 2.7
59.4% 2PT 48.3%
39.7% 3PT 38.6%
76.3% FT 66.0%
114.5 PIR 80.7
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Frutti Extra Bursaspor vs. Herbalife Gran Canaria

· This will be the first time that these two teams meet in the EuroCup.

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Frutti Extra Bursaspor

Streaks
Metin Turen posted his career high in index rating with 30 for Bursaspor against Patras on October 13, 2020.
Metin Turen posted his career high in points with 20 for Bursaspor against Patras on October 13, 2020.
Metin Turen posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 6 for Bursaspor against Patras on October 13, 2020.
Metin Turen posted his career high in total rebounds with 7 for Bursaspor against Patras on October 13, 2020.
Metin Turen posted his career high in minutes with 37 for Bursaspor against Patras on October 13, 2020.
Maxim Mutaf posted his career high in points with 22 for Banvit against Gran Canaria on January 21, 2015.

Season Rankings
Birkan Batuk is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 100.% .
Daniel Hamilton is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.0 per game.
Hamilton is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 66.6% .
Ender Arslan is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 77.7% .
Arslan is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 100.% .
Kenny Kadji is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 6.5 per game.
Malik Newman is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.5 per game.
Newman is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 18.5 per game.
Metin Turen is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 85.7% .
Turen is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 100.% .
Turen is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 4.0 per game.
Turen is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 100.% .
Turen is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 30.0 per game.
Turen is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 20.0 per game.
Turen is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 90.9% .
Turen is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 6.0 per game.
Xavier Munford is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 6.0 per game.

Herbalife Gran Canaria

Streaks
Andrew Albicy has dished at least 3 assists in his last 22 EuroCup games.
Amedeo Della Valle has converted his last 16 free-throw attempts in the EuroCup.

Player Records
Jacob Wiley posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 4 for Gran Canaria against Olimpija on October 13, 2020.
Jacob Wiley posted his career high in total rebounds with 9 for Gran Canaria against Olimpija on October 13, 2020.
Jacob Wiley posted his career high in minutes with 31 for Gran Canaria against Olimpija on October 13, 2020.
Beka Burjanadze posted his career high in total rebounds with 4 for Gran Canaria against Olimpija on October 13, 2020.

Season Rankings
Aleksander Balcerowski is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 100.% .
Balcerowski is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 100.% .
Balcerowski is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 100.% .
Andrew Albicy is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 5.6 per game.
Albicy is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 850.0% .
Fabio Santana is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 100.% .
Santana is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 100.% .
Santana is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 100.% .
Jacob Wiley is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 6.3 per game.
Wiley is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 19.6 per game.
Wiley is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 3.0 per game.
Wiley is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 7.6 per game.
Wiley is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 6.0 per game.
John Shurna is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 2.3 per game.
Matthew Costello is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 7.0 per game.
Costello is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.6 per game.
Costello is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.3 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Andrew Albicy ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 273 assists total for his career.

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.