2019-20Regular SeasonRound 8
November 15, 2019 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 LA FONTETA
Africa: ESPN
Sweden: VIAPLAY
Balkans: SPORTKLUB4
Norway: VIAPLAY
Brazil: DAZN
Finland: VIAPLAY
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 8
Spain: DAZN
Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 4
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Israel: 5STARS
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Middle East: beIN FTA
New Zealand: NBL TV
Denmark: VIAPLAY

Records

1-6 Regular Season 3-4
1-6 Overall 3-4

Referees

Crew Chief
CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS
Umpire 1
SILVA, SERGIO
Umpire 2
ROSSI, MICHELE

The Take

Two teams in need of wins will square off in Round 8 when Valencia Basket (1-6) hosts FC Bayern Munich (3-4) on Friday at La Fonteta. Valencia went back to the losing path last week against Panathinaikos just when it had managed to win its first game. The Spanish team needs wins soon if it wants to stay in the race. Bayern is faring quite better, but the German champs lost the last two games in a row, so they will travel to Valencia to try to get to the winning path again.

History lesson

Despite combining 10 seasons in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, Valencia and Bayern have never faced each other at the top European stage, so this will be their first encounter.

Marquee matchup

It will be a battle of giants in La Fonteta when Bojan Dubljevic and Greg Monroe clash in the paint for this game. Veteran Dubljevic is still one of Valencia's main weapons with his 12.7 points, 6.1 boards and 1.4 assists per game off the bench. Monroe has taken the league by storm with Bayern averaging 14.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists to quickly become one of the most dominant players. On Friday night, two true forces of nature will be put against each other in a game with a lot at stake.

Keys to victory: Valencia

Valencia goes back home for another game in which it desperately needs a win. The only win so far arrived at La Fonteta, so the team will rely on its fans again to give them that extra edge. On paper, Bayern arrives with better numbers about everywhere, so the hosts will have to focus and prepare the game well. Valencia has the manpower, the talent and the experience, but needs players like Maurice N'Dour, Aaron Dornekamp and Guillem Vives to step up in offense to contribute with their points. Valencia has the fifth weakest offense in the league, a position it is not used to.

Keys to victory: Bayern

Coming into the game, it looks like Bayern has a bit of an upper hand over Valencia. The net difference between the offense and the defense of both teams is a +11 for Bayern. The guests also score more efficiently from the field and, even if not by a long shot, have better average PIR. If Bayern focuses on Dubljevic, Jordan Loyd and Fernando San Emeterio, it will have an eye on almost half of the point production of the hosts, so defense will be, again, key for Bayern to get back on the winning track where it was befor dropping two in a row.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Euroleague.net
Valencia Basket
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 COLOM, QUINO G 1.88 31
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 28
16 VIVES, GUILLEM G 1.92 26
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO F 1.99 35
30 SASTRE, JOAN F 2.01 27
40 JIMENEZ, MILLAN G 1.98 17
41 HENNINGSSON, HILMAR G 1.90 19
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON F 2.01 33
43 PAVELKA, TOMAS C 2.14 19
44 FAURE, ALONSO F 2.05 17
45 FERRANDO, GUILLEM G 1.84 17
FC Bayern Munich
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GEORGE, JASON G 1.98 18
5 BRAY, THOMAS G 1.96 27
7 KING, ALEX F 2.00 34
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 31
10 MONROE, GREG C 2.11 29
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR F 2.04 30
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 26
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD G 1.99 29
16 ZIPSER, PAUL F 2.03 25
20 NELSON, DEMARCUS G 1.93 34
21 FLACCADORI, DIEGO G 1.93 23
22 BARTHEL, DANILO F 2.08 28
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS C 2.06 24
34 HUESTIS, JOSHUA F 2.01 27
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 29
44 GRANT, SASHA F 1.98 17
66 RUDAN, MATEJ F 2.05 18

Player Stats

Monroe, G. / 14.9 Lo, M. / 12.1 Lucic, V. / 10.6
Monroe, G. / 6.4
Van Rossom, S. / 3.8 Vives, G. / 3.5 Colom, Q. / 2.7
Monroe, G. / 3.3 Lo, M. / 2.9
Djedovic, N. / 1.4
Tobey, M. / 0.8 Labeyrie, L. / 0.5
Monroe, G. / 1.1
2PT
Dubljevic, B. / 58.5 %
Lucic, V. / 80.0 % Djedovic, N. / 57.7 % Barthel, D. / 56.3 %
3PT
Loyd, J. / 57.7 % San Emeterio, F. / 50.0 % Doornekamp, A. / 31.3 %
Lo, M. / 54.5 % king, A. / 50.0 % Koponen, P. / 45.0 %
FT
Monroe, G. / 73.3 %
PIR
Dubljevic, B. / 16.1 Loyd, J. / 11.3 San Emeterio, F. / 10.2
Monroe, G. / 19.3 Lucic, V. / 14.9 Djedovic, N. / 11.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
73.3 Points 80.1
32.4 Rebounds 32.6
9.9 O. Rebounds 9.3
22.6 D. Rebounds 23.3
16.3 Assists 16.9
6.0 Steals 5.9
1.6 Blocks 2.7
50.6 % 2PT 52.5 %
30.0 % 3PT 41.0 %
79.9 % FT 75.8 %
78.3 PIR 86.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
84.3 Points 80.3
34.4 Rebounds 31.9
8.7 O. Rebounds 9.7
25.7 D. Rebounds 22.1
17.9 Assists 17.4
6.6 Steals 6.6
2.3 Blocks 3.9
57.9 % 2PT 52.4 %
39.4 % 3PT 39.5 %
77.7 % FT 76.4 %
96.4 PIR 88.0

Head Coaches

PONSARNAU, JAUME
Valencia Basket
"Bayern is an athletic team, probably the team that plays closer to the paint in the EuroLeague. They have players who dominate the low post and they get constant advantages. They are also efficient for three points but those shots come from advantages they get in the paint. We will have to play a good game, face the physical challenge and take care of rebounds and turnovers."
RADONJIC, DEJAN
FC Bayern Munich
"Valencia won the EuroCup four times and they also won the Spanish championship and the Supercup – they’re a European top club with many good players. They're very strong in their home games, we have to go to our limits, especially in defense. But if we do that, we’ll have the chance to win the game."

Players

ZIPSER, PAUL
FC Bayern Munich
"To play in Valencia is very tough, but we really want to get our first road win in EuroLeague. It will be a hard game and we have to play with lots of energy, but we are ready for it and hope we can get this win."

Valencia Basket vs. FC Bayern Munich

· Before this season, Bayern had only run into Valencia twice, in the 2015 EuroCup Eighthfinals; the Spanish team won both games by an average of 28 points.

· Bayern's Vladimir Lucic spent three seasons with Valencia basket, from 2013 to 2016. He helped the team win the 2014 EuroCup title. He was a teammate of Bojan Dubljevic, Sam Van Rossom, Guillem Vives and Fernando San Emeterio.

· Louis Labeyrie of Valencia and Mathias Lessort of Bayern were teammates on the French national team and together won a bronze medal at the 2019 World Cup.

· Valencia big man Bojan Dubljevic played under current Bayern head coach Dejan Radonjic at Buducnost VOLI Podgorica in their native Montenegro for two seasons, from 2010 to 2012. The two also worked together with the Montenegrin national team.

· Bayern center Mathias Lessort posted his career-high in index rating with 25 playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against Valencia in March 2018.

Monday, November 11, 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.
Sam Van Rossom has missed the last three games with an injury.

Streaks
Sam Van Rossom has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 games.
Fernando San Emeterio has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 games.
Guillem Vives is perfect in 18 trips to the free-throw line in his career.
Bojan Dubljevic has scored in double figures in five straight and nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.

Rankings
Bojan Dubljevic is tied for eighth this season with 6.1 rebounds per game.
Jordan Loyd ranks fifth this season in three-point accuracy at 57.7%.

Records/Milestones
Guillem Vives ranks first all-time with a 3.08-to-1 career assist-to-turnover ratio.
Fernando San Emeterio has exactly 200 three-pointers made in his career.
Brock Motum needs 7 more points scored to reach 1,000 for his EuroLeague career.

FC Bayern Munich

Roster
Josh Huestis is among the Bayern players in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Bayern has registered 17 players for the EuroLeague, so there will be several scratches every week.
Nihad Dedovic missed his last two games with an injury.
Mathias Lessort has missed the last four games with an injury.

Streaks
Petteri Koponen has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 games.
Vladimir Lucic has posted a performance index rating in double figures in nine of his last 10 games.
Greg Monroe has blocked at least 1 shot in five of his last six games.
Monroe has posted a performance index rating in double figures in each of his seven games played.
Maodo Lo has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight games.

Rankings
Greg Monroe ranks fifth this season with 6.4 rebounds per game.
Monroe is tied for fourth this season with 1.1 blocks per game.
Maodo Lo ranks sixth this season with 2.6 three-point shots made per game.
Vladimir Lucic leads the league in two-point accuracy this season at 80.0%.

Records/Milestones
Petteri Koponen ranks fifth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 91.5%.
Koponen ranks 13th all-time in three-point accuracy at 45.5%.
Maodo Lo needs 3 more three-pointers to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Monday, November 11, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.