2020-21Regular SeasonRound 5
October 27, 2020 CET: 18:00
Local time: 18:00 MAURICE THOREZ
Balkans: SPORTKLUB
Finland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Spain: DAZN
Norway: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Sweden: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
France: RMC SPORT 4
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
Ireland: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Turkey: TIVIBU SPOR
Denmark: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Hungary: ANTENNA

Records

1-3 Regular Season 0-3
1-3 Overall 0-3

Referees

Crew Chief
CHRISTODOULOU, CHRISTOS
Umpire 1
ALIAGA, JORDI
Umpire 2
LAVRUKHIN, ARTEM

The Take

The two teams at the bottom of the Group D standings meet is what could already be considered a must-win clash to keep realistic Top 16 hopes alive. After winning on opening night, Nanterre 92 has dropped three games in a row. Last week it suffered its worst loss in terms of margin of victory, 88-72, at the hands of Promitheas Patras despite 20 points and 8 rebounds from Alpha Kaba. Frutti Extra Bursaspor is hunting for its maiden EuroCup win after losing 76-94 to Herbalife Gran Canaria in Round 4. Oguz Savas came off the bench to lead five Bursaspor scorers in double figures with 14 points. 

Marquee matchup

Alpha Kaba and his Bursaspor counterpart Kenny Kadji will provide plenty of action in the paint in this clash. Kaba is third in the EuroCup in rebounding with 9.3 per game and is tied for fourth with 1.5 blocks per game. Kadji plays a different style than Kaba; he has taken as many shots as the Nanterre center, but more than a third of them have come from downtown. This matchup will be critical on Tuesday not just because of the players' talents, but also their tactics as Kadji tries to lure Kaba out of the paint on one end and Kaba tries to overpower Kadji at the other. 

Keys to victory: Nanterre

Nanterre's offense has sputtered in recent weeks with 65 points scored in Round 3 and 72 in Round 4. Part of that may be due to a slower pace, but the biggest issue has been poor shooting; Nanterre made just 29 of 65 two-pointers (44.6%) in those games. Better shooting closer to the rim should open up better looks from downtown, where behind Chris Warren and Isaia Cordinier Nanterre is excelling at 42.4%. The team also needs to raise its free-throw shooting, which at 61.9% is second-lowest in the EuroCup. 

Keys to victory: Bursaspor

Bursaspor has allowed the most points in the EuroCup (93.3 ppg.), has blocked the second-fewest shots (0.7 bpg.) and has allowed opponents to make 59.2% of their two-pointers. Turning things around starts inside with Kenny Kadji, Perry Jones, Oguz Savas and Metin Turin. Bursaspor has the size and the depth and it must control the paint this week, which would change the trajectory of this game and, perhaps, the team's season. 

Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Nanterre 92
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 BERHANEMESKEL , JOHNNY G 1.88 27
2 BUYCKS, DWIGHT G 1.91 31
3 FORTAS, FLORIAN G 1.93 20
7 FEVRIER, IVAN F 2.05 21
8 BOUQUET, DAMIEN F 1.99 26
10 CORDINIER, ISAIA F 1.97 23
11 KABA, ALPHA C 2.09 24
14 CONKLIN, BRIAN C 2.03 31
16 EYANGO-DINGO, SAMUEL C 2.05 19
22 DUSSOULIER, LUCAS F 2.07 24
32 WEMBANYAMA, VICTOR C 2.20 16
33 STONE, TYLER F 2.03 29
69 WARREN, CHRIS G 1.78 32
Frutti Extra Bursaspor
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 ILYASOGLU, OMERCAN G 1.95 19
3 AKDAMAR, TEVFIK F 2.00 26
5 MUNFORD, XAVIER G 1.93 28
7 JONES, PERRY F 2.11 29
8 BATUK, BIRKAN G 1.96 30
10 ARSLAN, ENDER G 1.88 37
12 TURKYILMAZ, IZZET F 2.12 30
14 NEWMAN, MALIK G 1.91 23
21 SAVAS, OGUZ C 2.13 33
23 MUTAF, MAXIM G 1.93 29
35 KADJI, KENNY F 2.11 32
44 CORBACI, KAAN G 1.80 16
77 TUREN, METIN F 2.07 26
87 TUYDES, EFE G 1.91 16
99 HAMILTON, DANIEL F 2.01 25

Player Stats

Cordinier, I. / 16.0 Stone, T. / 14.0 Warren, C. / 11.8
Kadji, K. / 12.7 Newman, M. / 12.3 Munford, X. / 8.0
Kaba, A. / 9.3 Cordinier, I. / 6.3
Kadji, K. / 5.7
Warren, C. / 3.5 Buycks, D. / 3.0 Cordinier, I. / 3.0
Munford, X. / 4.0
Munford, X. / 1.0 Kadji, K. / 1.0
Kaba, A. / 1.5 Stone, T. / 0.5
Kadji, K. / 0.7
2PT
Kaba, A. / 54.5% Stone, T. / 50.0% Warren, C. / 40.0%
Newman, M. / 52.9% Kadji, K. / 52.4%
3PT
Cordinier, I. / 50.0% Fevrier, I. / 50.0% Berhanemeskel, J. / 50.0%
Kadji, K. / 33.3% Jones, P. / 33.3% Mutaf, C. M. / 28.6%
FT
Cordinier, I. / 88.9% Kaba, A. / 41.2%
PIR
Cordinier, I. / 21.3 Kaba, A. / 13.5 Stone, T. / 12.8
Kadji, K. / 13.7 Munford, X. / 11.3 Newman, M. / 10.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
74.8 Points 82.0
35.3 Rebounds 32.7
10.3 O. Rebounds 7.7
25.0 D. Rebounds 25.0
14.8 Assists 18.3
3.8 Steals 4.3
2.0 Blocks 0.7
45.6% 2PT 53.7%
42.4% 3PT 38.0%
61.9% FT 76.5%
79.0 PIR 84.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.3 Points 93.3
35.3 Rebounds 36.3
8.8 O. Rebounds 10.0
26.5 D. Rebounds 26.3
18.3 Assists 22.7
6.5 Steals 8.3
2.8 Blocks 2.7
56.3% 2PT 59.2%
38.7% 3PT 39.0%
73.3% FT 74.5%
93.3 PIR 111.3
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Nanterre 92 vs. Frutti Extra Bursaspor

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

Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Nanterre 92

Streaks
Isaia Cordinier has collected at least one steal in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Cordinier has hit at least one-three pointer in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Cordinier has racked up a PIR of at least 12 in his last 6 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Isaia Cordinier posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 3 for Nanterre against Patras on October 21, 2020.
Alpha Kaba posted his career high in points with 20 for Nanterre against Patras on October 21, 2020.
Chris Warren posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 4 for Nanterre against Patras on October 21, 2020.
Chris Warren posted his career high in total rebounds with 5 for Nanterre against Patras on October 21, 2020.
New Record, Alpha Kaba of Nanterre recorded 9 2-poinetrs made in EuroCup play this century, against Patras on October 21, 2020.

Season Rankings
Alpha Kaba is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 4.5 per game.
Kaba is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 4.7 per game.
Kaba is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.5 per game.
Kaba is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 9.2 per game.
Damien Bouquet is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 333.3% .
Isaia Cordinier is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 50.0% .
Cordinier is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.0 per game.
Cordinier is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 61.5% .
Cordinier is ranked 14th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 57.1% .
Cordinier is ranked ninth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 4.0 per game.
Cordinier is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 88.8% .
Cordinier is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 21.2 per game.
Cordinier is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.0 per game.
Tyler Stone is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers made with 2.7 per game.
Stefan Markovic is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assist-turnover ratio with 371.4% .
Markovic is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average steals with 1.7 per game.
Markovic is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average assists with 6.5 per game.

Frutti Extra Bursaspor

Player Records
Kenny Kadji posted his career high in assists with 3 for Bursaspor against Gran Canaria on October 21, 2020.

Season Rankings
Kenny Kadji is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.0 per game.

Sunday, October 25, 2020
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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.