2018-19Regular SeasonRound 7
November 14, 2018 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PABELLON FUENTE DE SAN LUIS
Balkans: SPORTKLUB2
Turkey: TIVIBU SPOR HD
Africa: FOX SPORTS 2
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Lithuania: TV6
Spain: TELEDEPORTE
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Israel: SPORT2 HD

Records

4-2 Regular Season 3-3
4-2 Overall 3-3

Referees

Crew Chief
JAVOR, DAMIR
Umpire 1
JURAS, MARKO
Umpire 2
THEPENIER, HUGUES

The Take

Valencia will look to climb within touching distance of a Top 16 berth when it hosts red-hot Turk Telekom. Valencia has dropped two of its last three games, but is second in the group with a 4-2 record and is undefeated in three home games. Turk Telekom was won three in a row, including one on the road, to soar into Top 16 contention. Turk Telekom's victories have all been by margins of 4-6 points, so Coach Goren's men are tested in tough situations.

Earlier this season

Will Thomas scored 16 and Sam Van Rossom delivered a club-record 12 assists to lead Valencia to a 67-72 victory when the teams met last month. Valencia trailed by 7 at halftime, but started the third quarter on a 0-12 run and never looked back. Sylven Landesberg paced Turk Telekom with 16 points in defeat.

Marquee matchup

This game will see a pair of small forwards with rich pasts in the EuroLeague match up with Fernando San Emeterio for Valencia and Sylven Landesberg for Turk Telekom. A former All-EuroLeague selection, San Emeterio has a full bag of trick he can use against Landesberg, who won the EuroLeague with Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014 and was second in the Spanish league in scoring last season.

Keys to victory: Valencia

In Valencia's two losses, once it struggled on defense and surrendered 104 points and the second time it struggled on offense and scored only 69. One thing that was common in the losses was a higher rate of turnovers (12.5) compared to its wins (10). Those extra few lost possessions often lead to extra points and can make the difference in close games.

Keys to victory: Turk Telekom

Turk Telekom is averaging almost 10 points more per game during its three-game winning streak (79.7 ppg.) than it had in its first three games of the season (10 ppg.). One of the players most responsible for the difference has been guard T.J. Campbell, who raised his numbers from 10.7 points and 2.3 three-pointers made per game to 15.3 points on 4 three-pointers per game. When Campbell is a scoring threat, he opens things up for all of his teammates and Turk Telekom will need some of that in Valencia.

Injury report

Guillem Vives of Valencia will miss this game due to injury.

Sunday, November 11, 2018
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Valencia Basket
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GARCIA, SERGI G 1.89 21
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO F 2.02 22
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS F 2.09 26
8 DIOT, ANTOINE G 1.93 29
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM G 1.88 32
10 THOMAS, WILL F 2.03 32
13 TOBEY, MIKE C 2.13 24
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN C 2.05 27
16 VIVES, GUILLEM G 1.92 25
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA G 1.90 36
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO F 1.99 34
21 THOMAS, MATT G 1.96 24
30 SASTRE, JOAN F 2.01 26
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON F 2.01 32
50 GALARZA, JON F 1.95 21
51 SOLER, JAVIER F 1.99 18
Turk Telekom Ankara
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 LANDESBERG, SYLVEN F 1.98 28
3 BESOK, EFE F 2.09 21
5 REDDING, REGGIE G 1.96 30
6 KAYA, POLAT F 1.98 32
7 AKIN, FIKRET CAN G 1.90 35
9 SONSIRMA, YUNUS G 1.92 26
10 ARSLAN, ENDER G 1.88 35
13 BAYRAK, ERCAN C 2.08 21
14 PEKER, KAYA C 2.08 38
15 CETIN, SERHAT F 1.97 32
17 TUREN, METIN F 2.06 24
21 YILDIRIM, NUSRET C 2.03 29
22 GABRIEL, KENNY F 2.05 29
44 CAMPBELL, TJ G 1.75 30
91 STIMAC, VLADIMIR C 2.10 31

Player Stats

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.7 Points 74.8
31.7 Rebounds 35.2
8.0 O. Rebounds 8.8
23.7 D. Rebounds 26.3
20.7 Assists 15.3
7.3 Steals 4.8
1.0 Blocks 2.8
56.9 % 2PT 49.0 %
39.2 % 3PT 38.0 %
79.0 % FT 69.3 %
94.8 PIR 81.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
73.8 Points 78.5
31.7 Rebounds 35.2
9.8 O. Rebounds 10.5
21.8 D. Rebounds 24.7
16.2 Assists 20.2
5.8 Steals 6.7
3.0 Blocks 2.3
50.8 % 2PT 50.6 %
37.1 % 3PT 31.6 %
72.2 % FT 75.9 %
79.7 PIR 84.5

Head Coaches

PONSARNAU, JAUME
Valencia Basket
"Turk Telekom is a team that has grown a lot since the last time we met. They balanced their game concepts and they have Landesberg as a true leader, a great scorer. They have improved the plays they had for him."

Players

DOORNEKAMP, AARON
Valencia Basket
"They have been playing a lot better recently and had big wins We have to be ready and translate our practices onto the floor for the game."

Valencia Basket vs. Turk Telekom Ankara

· In their only previous meeting, Valencia won on the road, 67-72, with 16 points by Will Thomas.

Friday, November 9, 2018
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Valencia Basket

Roster
Rafa Martinez and Antoine Diot are out with injuries and did not play last week.
Streaks
Louis Labeyrie has racked a PIR of at least 14 in hi last 5 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Antoine Diot ranks 12th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 276 assists total for his career.
Antoine Diot ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 99 steals total for his career.
Bojan Dubljevic ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1277 points total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1434 index rating points total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 198 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 447 field goals made total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 550 rebounds total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks sixth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 341 2-pointers made total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 277 free throws made total for his career.
Dubljevic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 352 defensive rebounds total for his career.
Guillem Vives ranks 12th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 235.3% assist-turnover ratio total for his career.
Rafa Martinez ranks 11th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1104 index rating points total for his career.
Martinez ranks 13th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 264 assists total for his career.
Martinez ranks 14th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 87.7% free throws % total for his career.
Martinez ranks first on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 215 3-pointers made total for his career.
Martinez ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 237 free throws made total for his career.
Martinez ranks ninth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 374 field goals made total for his career.
Martinez ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1200 points total for his career.
Sam Van Rossom ranks 15th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 253 assists total for his career.
Bojan Dubljevic is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  50.0% .
Fernando San Emeterio is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  275.0% .
Louis Labeyrie is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.2 per game.
Labeyrie is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  65.5% .
Labeyrie is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  62.8% .
Labeyrie is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  63.9% .
Mike Tobey is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  64.5% .
Sam Van Rossom is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with  50.0% .
Van Rossom is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with  6.0 per game.
Van Rossom is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with  514.2% .
Will Thomas is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with  60.9% .
Thomas is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with  60.4% .
Thomas is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with  69.7% .
Records/Milestones
Sam Van Rossom of Valencia recorded 12 assists rating in EuroCup play this century, against Turk Telekom on October 10, 2018.

Turk Telekom Ankara

Roster
Efe Besok and Ercan Bayrak are set to make their EuroCup debuts.
Streaks
Sylven Landesberg has scored at least 12 points in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Landesberg has hit at least one three in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Kenny Gabriel has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 6 EuroCup games.
TJ Campbell has hit at least one three in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Campbell has dished at least 3 assists in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Vladimir Stimac has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Stimac has racked a PIR of at least 14 in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Rankings
Vladimir Stimac ranks 16th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 128 offensive rebounds total for his career.
Kenny Gabriel is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with  1.1 per game.
Gabriel is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  6.0 per game.
Gabriel is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  7.0 per game.
Sylven Landesberg is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  4.0 per game.
Landesberg is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with  75.5% .
Landesberg is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  16.6 per game.
Landesberg is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with  6.1 per game.
Landesberg is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points  with  17.6 per game.
TJ Campbell is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with  3.1 per game.
Vladimir Stimac is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with  17.3 per game.
Stimac is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with  5.5 per game.
Stimac is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with  5.5 per game.
Stimac is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with  3.5 per game.
Stimac is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with  8.0 per game.
Stimac is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with  4.5 per game.
Records/Milestones
Matched record, Turk Telekom recorded its highest team total rebounds in EuroCup play this century, 41, against Zenit on November 6, 2018.

Friday, November 9, 2018
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 0
Valencia Basket Turk Telekom Ankara
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Valencia Basket
Home record vs. Turk Telekom Ankara: 0-0
Away record vs. Turk Telekom Ankara: 1-0
Turk Telekom Ankara
Home record vs. Valencia Basket: 0-1
Away record vs. Valencia Basket: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 10 October 2018 Regular Season Turk Telekom Ankara 67 - 72 Valencia Basket