2020-21Top 16Round 3
January 26, 2021 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAU OLIMPIC DE BADALONA
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Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
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United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT 3
Ireland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 1
Denmark: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Slovenia: SPORT TV2
Finland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Hungary: ANTENNA

Records

8-2 Regular Season 6-4
2-0 Top 16 2-0
10-2 Overall 8-4

Referees

Crew Chief
VYKLICKY, ROBERT
Umpire 1
MAJKIC, MARIO
Umpire 2
TSAROUCHA, VASILIKI

The Take

First place in Group E will be at stake when Joventut Badalona hosts AS Monaco. Joventut (2-0) is on a four-game winning streak and is 13-1 at home in the EuroCup in the last two seasons. Vladimir Brodzianskiy (19.0 ppg.), Ante Tomic (16.0 ppg.) and Shawn Dawson (14.5 ppg.) are leading the team in the Top 16. Monaco (2-0) has won its Top 16 games by an average margin of 23.5 points behind Rob Gray (21.5 ppg.), Mathias Lessort (14.5 ppg., 5.0 rpg.) and Marcos Knight (12.5 ppg., 5.0 rpg.).

Marquee matchup

Two of the best centers in the competition go against each other. Lessort and Tomic are different kinds of big men, too, which adds more anticipation to this matchup. Lessort is an aggressive, physical center who set the Monaco record in offensive rebounds (8) against Unicaja. Tomic is a taller, more-experienced player with great passing skills and finesse. Joventut and Monaco run their respective offense through their centers, so this matchup should be critical for the outcomes of the next two games.

History lesson

Joventut and Monaco face each other for the first time since the 1982-83 season. Those meetings were in the Korac Cup, where Monaco beat Joventut twice. Monaco rallied past Joventut 75-80 on January 12, 1983, behind 23 points from Rich Laurel, and also prevailed at home, 97-96 in overtime on February 2, 1983. Joventut, however, is 5-0 against French League teams in EuroCup action, downing Gravelines twice, and each Le Mans, Nanterre and Bourg once.

Keys to victory: Joventut

Joventut is the top-scoring team in the Top 16 (95.0 ppg.), shooting the ball with very high percentages (59.2% 2FG, 43.1% 3FG, 81.0% FT). It also leads this phase in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.15. Keeping this ball circulation and getting Brodzianskiy and Tomic involved down low should be the biggest keys for Joventut against a top-class defensive team. Joventut is allowing 88.0 points in the Top 16, much more than in the regular season (79.2 ppg.), so there is plenty of room for improvement.

Keys to victory: Monaco

 Monaco allowed the fewest points in the regular season (72.4 ppg.) and has lowered that number in the Top 16 (68.0 ppg. allowed). The Principality powerhouse is forcing opponents into low shooting percentages (46.3% 2FG, 34.4% 3FG) and many turnovers (16.0 per game). Monaco is also averaging 13.0 offensive rebounds in the Top 16. Monaco should be loyal to its basketball identity to get a good chance to win in Badalona: intensity, hustle and great defensive focus, as well as controlling the game's tempo.

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Joventut Badalona
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 DIMITRIJEVIC, NENAD G 1.86 22
1 DAWSON, SHAWN F 1.97 27
4 RIBAS, PAU G 1.94 33
6 LOPEZ-AROSTEGUI, XABI F 2.00 23
9 MORGAN, CONOR F 2.06 26
10 BRODZIANSKY, VLADIMIR F 2.11 26
11 DOMENECH, ADRIA G 2.08 18
12 KRAAG, YANNICK G 2.02 18
13 PARRADO, ARNAU G 2.00 20
14 VENTURA, ALBERT G 1.91 28
16 DA SILVA, VINICIUS C 2.12 19
17 HELMANIS, KRISS G 2.10 18
20 BASSAS, FERRAN G 1.81 28
24 MARTI, ROGER G 1.80 19
32 ZAGARS, ARTURS G 1.90 20
35 BIRGANDER, SIMON C 2.09 23
44 PARRA, JOEL F 2.02 20
55 MARONKA, ZSOMBOR G 2.08 18
88 TOMIC, ANTE C 2.17 33
AS Monaco
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 CARRINGTON, KHADEEN G 1.87 25
1 BOST, DEE G 1.88 31
2 CHOUPAS, YOHAN G 1.93 20
3 DEMAHIS, RUDY G 1.90 18
7 INGLIS, DAMIEN F 2.04 25
9 KNIGHT, MARCOS G 1.88 31
11 NDOYE, ABDOULAYE G 2.01 22
13 RATTON, JORDAN F 2.04 19
15 YEGUETE, WILFRIED F 2.01 29
21 WILLIS, DARRAL F 2.06 25
22 O'BRIEN, JALEEL F 2.01 28
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS C 2.06 25
32 GRAY, ROB G 1.86 26

Player Stats

Bost, D. / 14.0 Knight, M. / 13.8 Lessort, M. / 11.4
Birgander, S. / 5.8 Tomic, A. / 5.7 Lopez, X. / 5.4
Yeguete, W. / 5.6 Lessort, M. / 5.3
Bost, D. / 4.7 Knight, M. / 2.9
Yeguete, W. / 1.3 Knight, M. / 1.3 Lessort, M. / 1.1
Lessort, M. / 0.9
2PT
Tomic, A. / 64.1% Dimitrijevic, N. / 63.5% Morgan, C. / 62.5%
Lessort, M. / 62.7% Yeguete, W. / 61.9% Knight, M. / 58.3%
3PT
Bassas, F. / 45.5% Lopez, X. / 45.5% Brodziansky, V. / 42.9%
Bost, D. / 39.3% O'Brien, J. / 27.6% Knight, M. / 26.5%
FT
Brodziansky, V. / 90.5% Lopez, X. / 84.2% Dimitrijevic, N. / 81.0%
Lessort, M. / 63.2%
PIR
Tomic, A. / 19.0 Lopez, X. / 16.2 Dimitrijevic, N. / 15.6
Lessort, M. / 15.7 Bost, D. / 14.5 Knight, M. / 13.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
87.5 Points 80.8
35.6 Rebounds 37.2
11.4 O. Rebounds 13.8
24.2 D. Rebounds 23.4
20.7 Assists 15.1
5.3 Steals 7.6
1.9 Blocks 2.4
59.0% 2PT 54.7%
36.5% 3PT 31.5%
78.3% FT 69.6%
104.7 PIR 87.9

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.7 Points 71.7
32.3 Rebounds 33.4
10.8 O. Rebounds 10.8
21.5 D. Rebounds 22.6
16.6 Assists 15.2
8.4 Steals 5.6
1.5 Blocks 2.6
51.7% 2PT 51.0%
38.1% 3PT 29.9%
73.0% FT 74.1%
82.0 PIR 72.4

Head Coaches

DURAN, CARLES
Joventut Badalona
"The matchup against AS Monaco is an opportunity to get a 3-0 record and to beat a direct opponent. It won't be a war, but these two games against them will be vital to know our path in the 7DAYS EuroCup. Monaco is a defensive team that takes advantatge of the mistakes of the rival and with a lot of physicality."

Players

RIBAS, PAU
Joventut Badalona
"AS Monaco is a great team, with a lot of physicality and a high pace. Right now, we have the second best record of the 7DAYS EuroCup (10-2) and we want to keep staying at the top of the standings. All the games of the Top 16 are important if we want to have home-court advantatge if we advance to the next round."

Joventut Badalona vs. AS Monaco

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

Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Joventut Badalona

Streaks
Neno Dimitrijevic has scored at least 10 points in his last 8 EuroCup games.
Pau Ribas has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 11 EuroCup games.
Xabi Lopez-Arostegui has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 9 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Nenad Dimitrijevic posted his career high in assists with 8 for Joventut against Nanterre on January 20, 2021.
Vladimir Brodziansky posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Joventut against Nanterre on January 20, 2021.

Season Rankings
Ante Tomic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 64.10%.
Tomic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 5.56 per game.
Tomic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 4.44 per game.
Tomic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 64.43%.
Tomic is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 64.10%.
Tomic is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 19.0 per game.
Tomic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.56 per game.
Ferran Bassas is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 253.33%.
Bassas is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 6.33 per game.
Nenad Dimitrijevic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 3.40 per game.
Dimitrijevic is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 63.49%.
Dimitrijevic is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 4.50 per game.
Simon Birgander is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 1.00 per game.
Birgander is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 60.78%.
Vladimir Brodziansky is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 57.14%.
Brodziansky is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws % with 90.48%.

AS Monaco

Streaks
Dee Bost has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 17 EuroCup games.
Bost has dished at least 4 assists in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Rob Gray has hit at least one three-pointer in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Dee Bost posted his career high in minutes with 37 for Monaco against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.
Mathias Lessort posted his career high in index rating with 32 for Monaco against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.
Lessort posted his career high in points with 20 for Monaco against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.
Lessort posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 8 for Monaco against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.
Lessort posted his career high in steals with 4 for Monaco against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.
Rob Gray posted his career high in index rating with 20 for Monaco against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.
Gray posted his career high in points with 24 for Monaco against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.
Gray posted his career high in minutes with 32 for Monaco against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.

Team Records
New Record Monaco, Mathias Lessort of Monaco recorded 32 index rating in EuroCup play this century, against Unicaja on January 19, 2021.

Season Rankings
Dee Bost is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assists with 4.73 per game.
Bost is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Assist-Turnover ratio with 247.62%.
Bost is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 3.00 per game.
Marcos Knight is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals made with 5.75 per game.
Knight is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.00 per game.
Mathias Lessort is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 61.84%.
Lessort is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Fouls Drawn with 4.67 per game.
Lessort is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.42 per game.
Lessort is ranked 11th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Free throws made with 3.58 per game.
Lessort is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Blocks with 0.92 per game.
Lessort is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average True Shooting % with 61.99%.
Wilfried Yeguete is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Field goals % with 61.90%.
Yeguete is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average Offensive Rebounds with 2.64 per game.

All-Time Rankings
Mathias Lessort ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 64.9% true shooting % total for his career.
Lessort ranks second on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 66.6% field goals % total for his career.
Lessort ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 67.0% 2-pointers % total for his career.

Sunday, January 24, 2021
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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.