2019-20Regular SeasonRound 10
November 22, 2019 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 ASTROBALLE
Balkans: SPORTKLUB4
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Baltic: TVPLAY PREMIUM
Spain: DAZN
Brazil: DAZN
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HABER
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 1
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT 2
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Israel: 5LIVE

Records

5-4 Regular Season 2-7
5-4 Overall 2-7

Referees

Crew Chief
JAVOR, DAMIR
Umpire 1
GKONTAS, SPIROS
Umpire 2
ALIAGA, JORDI

The Take

Two teams coming from Round 9 losses will face off when LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (5-4) hosts Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (2-7) on Friday. ASVEL lost its first home game of the season against Anadolu Efes Istanbul and now hosts another Turkish team that will arrive wounded and ready to bounce back. Fenerbahce suffered a severe defeat in Barcelona and confirmed its slow start to the EuroLeague season. One of them will get back to the winning path on Friday.

History lesson

This will be the fifth time that these two clubs meet in the EuroLeague this century. The last time they played each other was in the 2009-10 season. Fenerbahce dominates the series 1-3, and the two times they faced in 2009 saw them split road wins.

Marquee matchup

Livio Jean-Charles and Derrick Williams will be the protagonists of a duel between small forwards in Lyon. Jean-Charles averages 9.4 points and 3.0 rebounds as a starter for ASVEL. Williams averages 10.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals starting for Fenerbahce, but he went scoreless in Barcelone during his 12 minutes on the court.

Keys to victory: ASVEL

ASVEL is having a dream start to the season at home, and it was just two days ago that the team dropped its first game in Lyon. Now, it's faces the visit of another EuroLeague behemoth like Fenerbahce. The guests arrive wounded, which makes them even more dangerous. Fenerbahce has the second-worst offense in the league, but the only team worse is ASVEL itself. The hosts will have to look for big man Tonye Jekiri, who is dominating in the paint, and try to make good selections when shooting from beyond the arc. Rebounds could be a key factor for ASVEL since Fenerbahce seems to be struggling with that aspect, aside from the fact that the guests will arrive without their best scorer Nando De Colo, who is still injured.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce is in a rare situation for a team that has been to five consecutive Final Fours. However, the heart of this team can never be underestimated, and its roster is loaded with individual talent. The guests will have to try to forget the bad results and focus on beginning a recovery, and Lyon could be a great place to start. ASVEL is featuring better numbers on defense, so Fener will have to try to move the ball well and increase those 15.8 assists per game it has at this point. The hosts seem to be having a hard time from beyond the arc, so forcing those situations could be a way out for Fenerbahce, which needs a win as soon as possible.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 JACKSON, EDWIN F 1.90 30
2 TAYLOR, JORDAN G 1.85 30
3 JEKIRI, TONYE C 2.12 25
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96 33
6 MALEDON, THEO G 1.92 18
9 LOMAZS, RIHARDS F 1.87 23
11 GALLIOU, CHARLES F 2.02 23
12 NOUA, AMINE C 2.02 22
17 JEAN-CHARLES, LIVIO F 2.05 26
19 DIOT, ANTOINE G 1.93 30
21 BAKO, ISMAEL C 2.08 24
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95 31
32 STRAZEL, MATTHEW G 1.82 17
33 PAYNE, ADREIAN C 2.08 28
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 TIRPANCI, ERGI G 2.00 19
8 SANCAKLI, EKREM G 1.94 18
9 WESTERMANN, LEO G 1.98 27
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 29
12 KALINIC, NIKOLA F 2.02 28
13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK F 2.01 18
16 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 29
18 ARNA, EGEHAN F 2.03 22
19 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 32
21 WILLIAMS, DERRICK F 2.03 28
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 29
32 CANDAN, BERKAY F 2.05 26
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 28
91 STIMAC, VLADIMIR C 2.10 32

Player Stats

Jekiri, T. / 11.1 Jean-Charles, L. / 9.4 Diot, A. / 9.4
De Colo, N. / 20.9 Williams, D. / 10.2 Sloukas, K. / 8.6
Jekiri, T. / 10.8
Diot, A. / 4.0 Taylor, J. / 3.2
Sloukas, K. / 4.9 De Colo, N. / 2.6
Diot, A. / 1.0
Williams, D. / 1.2
Jean-Charles, L. / 1.2 Bako, I. / 0.9 Noua, A. / 0.6
2PT
Jean-Charles, L. / 62.5 % Jekiri, T. / 59.4 % Lighty, D. / 42.1 %
De Colo, N. / 63.2 % Williams, D. / 56.3 % Vesely, J. / 55.1 %
3PT
Lighty, D. / 45.8 % Kahudi, C. / 41.7 % Diot, A. / 40.7 %
De Colo, N. / 50.0 % Mahmutoglu, M. / 50.0 % Sloukas, K. / 34.8 %
FT
Jekiri, T. / 54.5 %
Williams, D. / 51.5 %
PIR
Jekiri, T. / 18.8 Diot, A. / 10.4
De Colo, N. / 22.0 Sloukas, K. / 10.4 Williams, D. / 10.2

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
71.4 Points 72.0
32.2 Rebounds 28.6
10.7 O. Rebounds 8.6
21.6 D. Rebounds 20.0
16.2 Assists 15.8
4.4 Steals 5.2
4.1 Blocks 1.8
49.4 % 2PT 50.0 %
33.8 % 3PT 36.1 %
73.5 % FT 70.2 %
72.7 PIR 70.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
76.3 Points 80.1
35.6 Rebounds 35.2
11.1 O. Rebounds 10.9
24.4 D. Rebounds 24.3
15.3 Assists 18.1
6.1 Steals 6.6
2.6 Blocks 2.7
51.3 % 2PT 53.5 %
35.6 % 3PT 40.9 %
72.6 % FT 76.4 %
84.1 PIR 92.8

Head Coaches

MITROVIC, ZVEZDAN
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
"For the first time of my life, I will play against Coach Obradovic, and it's a big honor because he's one of my idols, my mentors. Honestly, the simple fact of talking about the possibility to beat Fenerbahce is unbelievable for me. Two months ago, I never could think that. They have not shown their better face these last weeks but I only have time to focus on my team."
OBRADOVIC, ZELJKO
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"There's no time to think a lot about everything. We play game by game and in a double week, we have 48 hours so, we try to react and to prepare and play the best possible game."

Players

DIOT, ANTOINE
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
"They are in trouble but Fenerbahce is still Fenerbahce and Coach Obradovic is still Obradovic. We have to stay focused on our game and not think about them. Against Efes, we made a good offensive game, but defensively it was not our game. Now, it's time to fix that and win one more game at home."
STIMAC, VLADIMIR
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
"It is obvious that we are going through a difficult process. Every game is very important for us to react and we know that ASVEL is a great team. They are one of the toughest teams in the EuroLeague, especially on their home court. They never give up. It is going to be a very tough game. We are aware of our situation and we all know that it is time to react as a team. I hope we can start doing this against ASVEL. We have to stay together and be focused on our game plan. We have to play more aggressive and give our best to get this win on the road."

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

· The last time ASVEL played in the EuroLeague, in the 2009-10 season, it split road wins against Fenerbahce. When Fenerbahce played at ASVEL, it scored a 76-78 overtime road win. That game was more than a decade ago, on October 28, 2009.

· ASVEL and Fenerbahce faced each other in eighthfinals of the 1968 Cup Winners Cup. ASVEL advanced from the two-game, total-points series on aggregate 125-116 thanks to a 64-48 second-leg victory at home.

· Fenerbahce's Leo Westermann spent two seasons with ASVEL early in his career, from 2010 to 2012. In both seasons he was a teammate with Edwin Jackson, and in 2011-12 campaign both were also teammates with Jean-Charles Livio.

· Jackson and his ASVEL teammates Antoine Diot and Charles Kahudi were teammates with Fenerbahce's Westermann, Joffrey Lauvergne and Nando De Colo on the French national team over the years.

· ASVEL's Kahudi and Fenerbahce's De Colo together won EuroBasket 2011 silver, while Kahudi and Diot together with De Colo and Lauvergne won gold medal at the EuroBasket 2013.

· Lauvergne and ASVEL trio of Jackson, Diot and Kahudi won a bronze medal at the 2014 Basketball World Cup, while Kahudi, Lauvergne, De Colo and Westermann won bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2015.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Roster
ASVEL has 14 registered players and all of them have made at least 1 appearance this season.

Streaks
Tonye Jekiri has pulled down at least 7 rebounds in all but one game this season.
Antoine Diot has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight and eight of his last nine appearances.
Charles Kahudi has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight straight games.

Rankings
Tonye Jekiri ranks first this season with 10.8 rebounds per game. Jekiri ranks second in offensive rebounds with 3.7 per game.
Livio Jean-Charles ranks fourth this season with 1.2 blocks per game.

Records/Milestones
Tonye Jekiri's 19 rebounds in Round 8 against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade were the most in the league since Donatas Motiejunas had 21 for Asseco Prokom Gdynia in December 2011.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Berkay Candan is set to make his EuroLeague debut.
Nando De Colo missed last two games with an injury.

Streaks
Nando De Colo has scored in double figures in 11 straight games.
De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 games.
De Colo has made 14 consecutive free throws.
Ali Muhammed has made 14 consecutive free throws.
Derrick Williams has made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven games.

Rankings
Nando De Colo is second this season in average PIR with 22.0 per game.
De Colo is this season's leader in scoring with 20.9 points per game.

Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely ranks seventh all-time with 417 offensive rebounds; Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 421.
Vesely ranks ninth all-time with 831 two-pointers made. AX Armani Exchange Milan's Luis Scola is eighth with 847 and counting.
Vesely is ranked 12th all-time with 142 career blocks. Robertas Javtokas ranks 11th with 144.
Vesely ranks 14th all-time with 1,036 rebounds. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv manager Nikola Vujcic is 13th with 1,037.
Nando De Colo is the all-time leader in free throw accuracy at 93.9%. Luigi Datome ranks seventh at 90.8%.
De Colo is ranked seventh all-time with 2,833 points. Real Madrid's Sergio Llull is sixth with 2,930 and counting.
De Colo ranks fourth all-time with 709 free throws made.
De Colo ranks ninth all-time with 3,177 index rating points. Georgios Printezis is eighth with 3,196.
De Colo needs 2 more steals to reach 200 for his career.
De Colo needs 4 more rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Ahmet Duverioglu is in eighth place all-time in two-point accuracy at 66.7%.
Kostas Sloukas ranks 12th all-time with 813 assists. Juan Carlos Navarro is 11th with 834 career assists.
Nikola Kalinic needs 3 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 3
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 0-2
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 1-1
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne: 1-1
Away record vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne: 2-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2009-10 09 December 2009 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 61 - 68 Asvel Basket
2009-10 28 October 2009 Regular Season Asvel Basket 76 - 78 Fenerbahce Ulker
2002-03 08 January 2003 Regular Season Asvel Basket 79 - 82 Ulker
2002-03 23 October 2002 Regular Season Ulker 65 - 63 Asvel Basket