2019-20Regular SeasonRound 25
February 21, 2020 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 LA FONTETA
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Records

12-12 Regular Season 16-8
12-12 Overall 16-8

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

These two teams have positive momentum going and are eager to keep their spots in the standings and even climb higher. Maccabi has won its last two games – by a combined 4 points! – and is tied for fourth in the standings. Valencia has won four of its last six games, but has lost two of its last three at home. The team is in seventh place, but ninth-place Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul has only one win less.

When they last met

Maccabi has won four of the past five games against Valencia, including a 76-63 decision in Tel Aviv in Round 4 in October. However, the current Maccabi squad has a much different look than that game; only three players who scored for Maccabi on that night are active with the team. Omri Casspi, Nate Wolters, Tarik Black, Yover Zoosman and Jon DiBartolomeo combined for 43 points, 17 rebounds and 13 assists in that games, but are all injured now.

Marquee matchup

Bojan Dubljevic has been a force in the paint for Valencia all season with big numbers; he leads Valencia in scoring (14.2 ppg.) and rebounds (7.2 rpg.). His counterpart, Othello Hunter, may be best-known for his defense, but he ranks second on Maccabi in scoring (10.2 ppg.) and first in rebounds (6.3 rpg.). Moreover, Hunter netted the game-winner on the road to beat Fenerbahce in their last game. The individual duel between these centers should be exciting.

Keys to victory: Valencia

Maccabi has one of the toughest defenses in the league, but Valencia has one of the tools needed to attack it. Valencia gets to the free throw line often; the team is third in the league with 360 free throws made – 19.3 per game. Maccabi commits the most fouls in the league (22.9). The more Valencia attacks, the more fouls it draws, the more free throws it makes, the better chances it has to win.

Keys to victory: Maccabi

The off-week should serve Maccabi well as its slightly injured players, such as Scottie Wilbekin, had a chance to rest. However, Maccabi will need to be strong inside since Valencia allows the fewest offensive rebounds (9.4) in the league. The flip side is that Valencia opponents have shot 55.9% on two-pointers. If Othello Hunter and co. take advantage of that, Maccabi will be in a good position.

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Valencia Basket
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 COLOM, QUINO G 1.88 31
2 MARINKOVIC, VANJA G 1.98 23
3 LOYD, JORDAN G 1.93 26
5 NDOUR, MAURICE F 2.06 27
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO F 2.02 24
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS F 2.09 28
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM G 1.88 33
10 TOBEY, MIKE C 2.13 25
12 MOTUM, BROCK C 2.08 29
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN C 2.05 28
16 VIVES, GUILLEM G 1.92 26
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO F 1.99 36
30 SASTRE, JOAN F 2.01 28
41 HENNINGSSON, HILMAR G 1.90 19
42 JIMENEZ, MILLAN G 1.98 17
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON F 2.01 34
43 PAVELKA, TOMAS C 2.14 19
44 FAURE, ALONSO F 2.06 18
45 FERRANDO, GUILLEM G 1.85 18
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 BRYANT, ELIJAH G 1.96 24
1 WILBEKIN, SCOTTIE G 1.88 26
2 ACY, QUINCY F 2.01 29
3 REYNOLDS, JALEN C 2.07 27
4 CALOIARO, ANGELO F 2.03 30
5 HUNTER, OTHELLO C 2.03 33
6 COHEN, SANDY G 1.98 24
7 CASSPI, OMRI F 2.05 31
8 AVDIJA, DENI G 2.05 19
9 JACKSON, AARON G 1.90 33
11 DORSEY, TYLER G 1.96 24
12 DIBARTOLOMEO, JOHN G 1.83 28
14 WOLTERS, NATE G 1.93 28
15 COHEN, JAKE F 2.10 29
18 SAHAR, DORI G 1.95 19
28 BLACK, TARIK C 2.06 28
32 STOUDEMIRE, AMAR'E C 2.08 37
50 ZOOSMAN, YOVEL G 2.00 21

Player Stats

Dubljevic, B. / 14.2 Loyd, J. / 11.1 Tobey, M. / 8.4
Wilbekin, S. / 15.7 Hunter, O. / 10.2 Dorsey, T. / 9.5
Hunter, O. / 6.3
Wilbekin, S. / 1.3 Zoosman, Y. / 1.1 Dorsey, T. / 1.0
Tobey, M. / 0.5
Acy, Q. / 0.9
2PT
Labeyrie, L. / 63.8% Tobey, M. / 60.3% Dubljevic, B. / 59.9%
Hunter, O. / 60.0% Acy, Q. / 59.6% Cohen, J. / 58.7%
3PT
San Emeterio, F. / 48.1% Doornekamp, A. / 45.7% Loyd, J. / 42.9%
Bryant, E. / 44.1% Wilbekin, S. / 43.5% Dorsey, T. / 40.4%
FT
Marinkovic, V. / 84.4% Ndour, M. / 81.3% Motum, B. / 80.6%
Wilbekin, S. / 80.3% Hunter, O. / 69.2% Dorsey, T. / 63.4%
PIR
Dubljevic, B. / 18.1
Wilbekin, S. / 15.6 Hunter, O. / 13.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
82.1 Points 83.3
34.5 Rebounds 36.0
11.5 O. Rebounds 10.3
23.0 D. Rebounds 25.6
17.5 Assists 17.3
6.3 Steals 7.8
1.5 Blocks 2.4
54.1% 2PT 54.3%
35.9% 3PT 38.2%
77.8% FT 72.7%
93.6 PIR 89.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.2 Points 77.0
32.4 Rebounds 34.7
9.4 O. Rebounds 10.3
23.0 D. Rebounds 24.3
17.6 Assists 15.3
6.6 Steals 6.3
2.3 Blocks 2.7
55.9% 2PT 47.5%
38.4% 3PT 35.0%
80.2% FT 76.8%
88.8 PIR 82.2
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Valencia Basket vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

· Maccabi beat Valencia 76-63 in Round 4 with Scottie Wilbekin scoring 14 points and Othello Hunter collecting 13 points plus 8 rebounds.

· Valencia forward Brock Motum set his career-high in steals with 3 playing for Zalgiris Kaunas against Maccabi in October 2016.

· Valencia forward Aaron Doornekamp set his career-high in steals with 3 against Maccabi in December 2017.

· Maccabi forward Omri Casspi posted his career-high in steals with 3 in win over Valencia earlier this season.

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Valencia Basket

Roster
Head coach Jaume Ponsarnau has used 14 different starters this season.
Valencia has 19 registered players, so there will be several scratches every week.
Jordan Loyd is expected to be sidelined until March with a broken foot.
Sam Van Rossom missed the last two rounds with an injury.

Streaks
Bojan Dubljevic has posted double-digit PIRs in eight of his last nine appearances.
Dubljevic has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in nine straight and 19 of his last 20 appearances.
Aaron Doornekamp has made at least 1 three-point shot in nine straight games.
Fernando San Emeterio has made at least 1 three-point shot in seven of his last eight games.
Sam Van Rossom has made 14 consecutive free throws. 
Vanja Marinkovic has made 14 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Bojan Dubljevic ranks third this season with 7.2 rebounds and second with 2.7 offensive rebounds per game.

Records/Milestones
Fernando San Emeterio needs 8 more steals to reach 100 for his career.
Sam Van Rossom ranks eighth all-time with a 2.64-to-1 career assist-to-turnover ratio, and Guillem Vives is 11th with a 2.56-to-1 ratio.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Roster
Coach Sfairopoulos has used 13 different starters and 17 players overall so far this season. No player has started every game.
Omri Casspi is out indefinitely with a knee injury.
Tarik Black has not played since Round 12 with knee problems.
John DiBartolomeo could miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
Nate Wolters is sidelined with a shoulder injury.
Yovel Zoosman broke his thumb and is expected to be out four to six weeks.

Streaks
Scottie Wilbekin has made multiple three-pointers in 21 of his 22 appearances this season; he has made at least 1 three-pointer in 23 of his last 24 games.
Wilbekin has at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight appearances.
Omri Casspi has posted double-figure PIRs in his last six games.
Casspi has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.
Elijah Bryant has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 games. 
Tyler Dorsey has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 games.

Rankings
Scottie Wilbekin ranks seventh this season with 15.7 points per game.
Wilbekin ranks second this season with 3.3 three-point shots made per game.
Othello Hunter ranks seventh this season with 6.3 rebounds per game and is tied third with 2.7 offensive rebounds per game.

Records/Milestones
Othello Hunter needs 37 rebounds to reach 1,000 for his career.
Hunter ranks ninth all-time with 403 offensive rebounds, the same as Bryant Dunston of Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Kerem Gonlum is seventh with 421.
Tarik Black ranks third all-time in two-point shooting percentage at 67.9%.
Black ranks fourth all-time in true shooting percentage at 67.7%.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 4
Valencia Basket Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Valencia Basket
Home record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 1-1
Away record vs. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv: 0-3
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
Home record vs. Valencia Basket: 3-0
Away record vs. Valencia Basket: 1-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 24 October 2019 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 76 - 63 Valencia Basket
2017-18 06 April 2018 Regular Season Valencia Basket 87 - 84 Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
2017-18 07 December 2017 Regular Season Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 94 - 91 Valencia Basket
2003-04 25 March 2004 Top 16 Maccabi Elite 20 - 0 Pamesa Valencia
2003-04 04 March 2004 Top 16 Pamesa Valencia 74 - 89 Maccabi Elite