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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Game Preview: Olympiacos - Fenerbahçe Doğuş

Fenerbahce Dogus is looking for an away victory over Olympiacos, tomorrow at 22:00. This match will be broadcasted on beIN Sports 3.

Last season's finalists meet each other again in Round 21 when Olympiacos Piraeus (13-7) welcomes defending champs Fenerbahce Dogus (14-6). The Reds claimed an 83-90 win in Round 7 when the two teams last met.

For Fenerbahce Dogus, Jan Vesely (13.5 ppg.) and Round 20 MVP Brad Wanamaker (13.3 ppg.) standout, while sharpshooter James Nunnally (10.4 ppg.) is going to miss the game due to a hand injury.

Georgios Printezis (11.4 ppg., 5.2 rpg.) leads the hosts this season alongside Vassilis Spanoulis (11.0 ppg.) and Jamel McLean (8.7 ppg.).

On paper, this will be a tough defensive battle between the two strongest defenses in the league (Fenerbahce Dogus with 74.0 ppg. allowed and Olympiacos with 74.2 ppg.). Olympiacos is also second in rebounds (36.2 rpg.), but the guests outperform the hosts in almost every other category, including points, assists, all shooting percentages and PIR (a league third-best 93.6).

Game Notes – Olympiacos

Ioannis Papapetrou missed Round 20 with an injury.

Dimitris Agravanis is likely out for the season with an ACL injury.

Kim Tillie could miss the entire regular season with a leg injury.

Vassilis Spanoulis has hit at least 1 three-point shot in each of his last 20 EuroLeague appearances.

Kyle Wiltjer has hit multiple three-pointers in four of his last five EuroLeague appearances.

Brian Roberts is perfect in 26 trips to the free throw line this season. He has made 27 in a row in EuroLeague games.

Janis Strelnieks led the EuroLeague in assist-to-turnover ratio last season at 2.92.

Vassilis Spanoulis is ranked second on the all-time charts with 3,510 points for his career. Spanoulis is the competition's all-time leader in free throws made with 942.

Spanoulis is in the fourth place on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 388 three-point shots made. Gianluca Basile (421) is third.

Spanoulis is second on the EuroLeague's all-time list of assists with 1,205. Dimitris Diamantidis is the record holder with 1,255.

Spanoulis is in 10th place all-time with 226 career steals. Rudy Fernandez (232 and counting) is in ninth place.

Janis Strelnieks is fifth on the all-time EuroLeague charts in free throw accuracy at 91.11%.

Georgios Printezis is ranked 11th on the all-time charts with 2,451 points for his career. He needs 44 more to catch Dimitris Diamantidis (2,495) for 10th place.

Printezis is ranked 12th on the all-time charts with 998 rebounds for his career. Nikola Vujcic is in 11th place with 1,037.

Game Notes – Fenerbahce Dogus

Coach Obradovic has used 12 different players in the Fenerbahce starting lineup so far this season. No player has started every game.

Brad Wanamaker has made 20 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.

Kostas Sloukas has made 19 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.

Gigi Datome has made 12 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.

Melih Mahmutoglu has made 10 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.

James Nunnally has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 consecutive games.
Marko Guduric has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five EuroLeague games; he is shooting 9 for 17 from downtown (52.9%) over that stretch.

Brad Wanamaker is third in the EuroLeague with 1.6 steals per game.

Kostas Sloukas is fifth among qualified EuroLeague players this season in assists with 5.3 per game.

James Nunnally leads all qualified EuroLeague players this season in three-point accuracy at 54.6%.

Luigi Datome is ranked fourth on the all-time EuroLeague charts in free throw accuracy at 91.44%.

James Nunnally is fifth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroLeague players in three-point accuracy at 49.21%. He leads all active players in that category.

Ali Muhammed needs 3 more free throws to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Team Stats– Offense (Olympiacos - Fenerbahce Dogus)

Points: 75.2 – 80.2
Offensive Rebounds: 10.0 – 10.0
Defensive Rebounds: 26.2 – 22.9
Total Rebounds: 36.2 – 32.9
Assists: 16.5 – 19.1
Steals: 5.4 – 6.1
Blocks: 1.9 – 3.1
2 PTs: %50.5  %52.9
3 PTs: %33.0 - %41.1
FTs: %75.7 - %77.1
Efficiency: 82.8 – 93.6

Team Stats – Defense (Olympiacos - Fenerbahce Dogus)

Points: 74.3 – 74.0
Offensive Rebounds: 9.9 – 10.8
Defensive Rebounds: 24.5 – 20.6
Total Rebounds: 34.3 – 31.4
Assists: 13.6 – 16.8
Steals: 6.8 – 6.1
Blocks: 2.6 – 2.7
2 PTs: %49.6 - %51.2
3 PTs: %32.7 - %34.0
FTs: %73.4 - %75.4
Efficiency: 77.8 – 78.1

Stats Leaders (Olympiacos - Fenerbahce Dogus)

Points: Printezis 11.4, McLean 8.7, Milutinov 8.4 / Vesely 13.5, Wanamaker 13.3, Nunnally 10.4
Rebounds: Printezis 5.2, Milutinov 5.1, McLean 4.6 / Melli 5.4, Vesely 4.9
Assists: Spanoulis 5.3, Papanikolaou 2.5, Strelnieks 2.2 / Sloukas 5.3, Wanamaker 4.2
Steals: Mantzaris 0.9, Papanikolaou 0.8 / Wanamaker 1.6, Vesely 0.9
Blocks: Milutinov 0.8 / Vesely 1.0, Thompson 0.7, Melli 0.5
Efficiency: Printezis 13.1, Milutinov 12.8, Papanikolaou 11.5 / Vesely 17.2, Wanamaker 15.5, Melli 12.0