2018-19Regular SeasonRound 4
October 24, 2018 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 SINAN ERDEM DOME.
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Lithuania: TV6
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2

Records

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

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

The two teams tied for second place in Group A meet in Istanbul for a pivotal clash. Galatasaray is unbeaten at home, while Monaco boasts a perfect record on the road. Galatasaray's 86.7 points scored per game is fifth-best in the competition, while Monaco has the EuroCup's best defense thus far with only 66.3 points allowed per game.

Marquee matchup

The power forwards in this game are two of the top performers in the EuroCup so far this season. Galatasaray's Nigel Hayes has scored more points than any player through three games (57) and is tied for the second-most rebounds (27). The only player with more rebounds in his counterpart Ian Hummer from Monaco with 30. Hummer has also scored in double figures in all three games.

Chasing history

Monaco center Elmedin Kikanovic trails Petr Benda by 8 two-point baskets for third place in EuroCup history in that category. He enters Round 4 with 348 career two-pointers and passed Vladimir Veremeenko (347) last week. Chuck Davis, whose last EuroCup season was with Galatasaray, is the all-time leader with 388. Kikanovic is 16th with 353 baskets scored and needs 12 more to catch Marko Popovic for 10th place.

Keys to victory: Galatasaray

Galatasaray has six different players averaging double figures in points and the fact that multiple capable scorers are on the floor at once makes things difficult for opposing defenses. Five Galatasaray players are also averaging multiples assists. Keeping the ball moving and getting many players to score could keep Monaco's defense on its heels and be the difference for the home side this round.

Keys to victory: Monaco

Monaco is ranked last in the league in both three-pointers made (4.7 per game) and three-point accuracy (22.6%). Lazeric Jones, Derek Needham and Gerald Robinson are all players with accurate shots from downtown and if they can pick up their outside shooting, the team as a whole will be even more dangerous.

Sunday, October 21, 2018
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Galatasaray Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WEBSTER, TAI G 1.93 23
1 TUGSAL, UTKU F 1.98 18
2 HARRISON, AARON G 1.98 23
3 ARAPOVIC, MARKO C 2.06 22
4 GOKALP, EMIR G 1.87 23
7 HAYES, NIGEL F 2.03 23
8 KORKMAZ, CAN G 1.87 26
11 ARAR, EGE F 2.08 22
12 ERDENIZ, CANER F 1.98 31
15 CINKO, EROLCAN G 1.88 28
22 OLMAZ, AYBERK C 2.10 22
24 KLOBUCAR, JAKA G 1.98 31
30 AUGUSTE, ZACH C 2.08 25
61 KOKSAL, GOKSENIN G 1.96 27
63 AYDIN, SERKAN G 2.00 18
AS Monaco
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 JONES, LAZERIC G 1.82 28
3 BARRY, REMI F 2.02 27
4 NEEDHAM, DEREK G 1.80 28
5 SY, AMARA F 2.03 37
6 LACOMBE, PAUL G 1.98 28
7 CHAM, KEVIN G 1.88 20
9 KIKANOVIC, ELMEDIN C 2.10 30
20 LOUBAKI, LUC G 1.93 21
21 JONES, JARROD C 2.05 28
22 ROBINSON, GERALD G 1.85 29
24 OUATTARA, YAKUBA G 1.92 26
34 HUMMER, IAN F 2.01 28
50 JOSEPH, GEORGI F 1.97 35

Player Stats

Hayes, N. / 19.0 Harrison, A. / 14.5 Webster, T. / 11.3
Kikanovic, E. / 18.7 Robinson, G. / 13.5 Hummer, I. / 11.7
Hayes, N. / 9.0 Arapovic, M. / 5.7 Auguste, Z. / 5.7
Hummer, I. / 10.0 Kikanovic, E. / 5.0 Lacombe, P. / 5.0
Needham, D. / 5.3 Lacombe, P. / 5.0 Jones, L. / 4.0
Klobucar, J. / 1.3 Webster, T. / 1.3 Hayes, N. / 1.3
Auguste, Z. / 1.7 Arapovic, M. / 0.3 Hayes, N. / 0.3
Loubaki, L. / 1.0 Hummer, I. / 0.7 Jones, J. / 0.7
2PT
Erdeniz, C. / 100.0 % Koksal, G. / 75.0 % Hayes, N. / 70.4 %
Joseph, G. / 100.0 % Jones, J. / 75.0 % Lacombe, P. / 66.7 %
3PT
Olmaz, A. / 100.0 % Arapovic, M. / 50.0 % Koksal, G. / 42.9 %
Loubaki, L. / 100.0 % Robinson, G. / 66.7 % Jones, L. / 42.9 %
FT
Klobucar, J. / 78.6 % Cinko, E. / 75.0 % Webster, T. / 75.0 %
Robinson, G. / 83.3 % Kikanovic, E. / 76.9 % Lacombe, P. / 66.7 %
PIR
Hayes, N. / 24.3 Harrison, A. / 14.5 Auguste, Z. / 13.0
Kikanovic, E. / 17.7 Hummer, I. / 17.3 Lacombe, P. / 14.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
86.7 Points 72.7
35.3 Rebounds 35.7
12.7 O. Rebounds 11.0
22.7 D. Rebounds 24.7
19.3 Assists 19.0
8.0 Steals 6.3
2.3 Blocks 2.7
55.0 % 2PT 56.7 %
32.5 % 3PT 22.6 %
62.5 % FT 70.6 %
88.0 PIR 83.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
84.0 Points 66.3
40.0 Rebounds 36.0
14.0 O. Rebounds 10.3
26.0 D. Rebounds 25.7
14.7 Assists 13.0
7.7 Steals 5.3
3.0 Blocks 1.7
58.8 % 2PT 49.1 %
22.1 % 3PT 27.5 %
80.3 % FT 69.1 %
90.3 PIR 65.3

Head Coaches

FILIPOVSKI, SASO
AS Monaco
"Galatasaray is a team with good perspective players. They play organized basketball with a clear structure. Gala roster has great offensive talent and they can score on various ways. Several players with great individual quality who can decide the game on their own."

Players

JONES, LAZERIC
AS Monaco
"It’s always a pleasure to play in Sinan Erdem, where the atmosphere is really hot! I have spent two previous seasons in Turkey so I know what's the style of Turkish teams. We understand that it will be extremely difficult to get a win in Istanbul but we will в your best. The same as we did in Brescia and Ulm where we have taken two road wins."

Galatasaray Istanbul vs. AS Monaco

· This is the first time ever that these two teams will face each other in the EuroCup.

Friday, October 19, 2018
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Galatasaray Istanbul

Roster
Emir Gokalp is set to make his EuroCup debut.

AS Monaco

Roster
Kevin Cham is set to make his EuroCup debut.
Streaks
Elmedin Kikanovic has scored at least 10 points in his last 18 EuroCup games.
Records/Milestones
Lazeric Jones posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 4 for Pinar Karsiyaka against Galatasaray on February 24, 2016.
Jones posted his career high in total rebounds with 5 for Pinar Karsiyaka against Galatasaray on February 24, 2016.
Jones posted his career high in steals with 2 for Pinar Karsiyaka against Galatasaray on February 24, 2016.
Lacombe posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 2 for Strasbourg against Galatasaray on Abril 22, 2016.
Elmedin Kikanovic ranks 16th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 353 field goals made total for his career.
Kikanovic ranks 23th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 191 free throws made total for his career.
Kikanovic ranks 33th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 104 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Kikanovic ranks fourth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 348 2-pointers made total for his career.

Friday, October 19, 2018
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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.