A high-octane duel between the third and fourth teams in the standings will be taking place on Thursday night in Turkey when Fenerbahce (14-8) hosts Olympiacos Piraeus (16-6).
Game Notes – Fenerbahce
Coach Zeljko Obradovic has used 11 different players in his starting lineups so far this season; no player has started every game.
Ekpe Udoh has blocked at least 1 shot in 13 straight EuroLeague games. Udoh has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in 13 of his last 14 EuroLeague games. Ekpe Udoh is the EuroLeague leader in blocked shots this season with 2.1 per game. Ekpe Udoh is fourth in the EuroLeague in rebounds this season with 7.6 per game. He is ranked third with an average performance index rating of 19.95 this season. Udoh is the EuroLeague all-time leader in blocks per game among qualified players with 2.17.
Luigi Datome is ranked third all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.51%.
Ekpe Udoh has exactly 100 blocked shots for his EuroLeague career.
Ali Muhammed needs 2 assists to reach 200 for his EuroLeague career.
Bogdan Bogdanovic needs 4 assists to reach 300 for his career.
Kostas Sloukas needs 10 points to reach 1,000 for his EuroLeague career. Sloukas needs 4 assists to reach the 400-assist milestone for his EuroLeague career.
Nikola Kalinic is 19 points shy of reaching 500 for his EuroLeague career.
Game Notes – Olympiacos
Patric Young has missed the last two EuroLeague games.
Guard Daniel Hackett will miss the rest of the season due to a leg injury.
Kostas Papanikolaou has made at least 1 three point shot in nine straight EuroLeague games.
Georgios Printezis has scored in double figures in eight of his last nine EuroLeague games.
Vassilis Spanoulis ranks second on the all-time scoring list with 3,241 points, second all-time in assists with 1,075, and first all-time in free throws made, with 879. Spanoulis has made 344 three-point shots in his career, which is seventh-most all-time. Ahead of him in sixth place is Dimitris Diamantidis (372). Spanoulis is second in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 6.2 per game.
Kostas Papanikolaou has exactly 100 steals in his EuroLeague career. Papanikolaou needs 10 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Team Stats (Fenerbahce - Olympiacos):
Wins: 14 - 16
Points - Offense: 77.5 – 79.4
Points - Defense: 75.9 – 73.9
Rebounds: 32.2 – 37.4
Assists: 17.7 – 14.9
Steals: 6.0 – 6.2
Blocks: 3.1 – 3.7
2 PTs: %52.5 - %51.5
3 PTs: %39.6 - %35.7
FTs: %75.9 - %73.8
Stats Leaders (Fenerbahce - Olympiacos):
Points: Ekpe Udoh (12.5) – Georgios Printezis (13.0)
2 PTs: Jan Vesely (%59.9) – Khem Birch (%62.4)
3 PTs: Kostas Sloukas (%50.9) – Erick Green (%43.5)
FTs: Kostas Sloukas (%88.9) – Matt Lojeski (%84.1)
Rebounds: Ekpe Udoh (7.6) – Khem Birch (6.8)
Assists: Kostas Sloukas (4.6) – Vassilis Spanoulis (6.2)
Steals: Jan Vesely (1.2) – Kostas Papanikolaou (1.1)
Blocks: Ekpe Udoh (2.1) – Khem Birch (1.0)
Efficiency: Ekpe Udoh (19.9) – Georgios Printezis (14.6)