2019-20Regular SeasonRound 8
November 20, 2019 CET: 18:15
Local time: 20:15 VOLKSWAGEN ARENA
Turkey: S SPORT PLUS
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Records

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

Referees

Crew Chief
SHEMMESH, SEFFI
Umpire 1
SILVA, SERGIO
Umpire 2
OVINOV, SEMEN

The Take

It is a decisive game for both teams. Joventut will qualify to the Top 16 if it wins and Brescia beats Cedevita. Darussafaka also advances with a win if Brescia downs Cedevita or with a loss if both Brescia and UNICS win. In Round 3, Joventut topped Darussafaka 85-82 on a 20-meter buzzer-beating three-pointer by Klemen Prepelic. Johnathan Hamilton (12.6 ppg.) has been Darussafaka's top scorer until now, followed by Bonzie Colson (12.4 ppg.) and Doron Lamb (11.0 ppg.). Prepelic (16.8 ppg.), Alen Omic (13.1 ppg.) and Neno Dimitrijevic (11.4 ppg.) have led Joventut. 

Marquee matchup

A big battle in the paint is expected between two of the best rebounders in the competition. Johnathan Hamilton (8.1 rpg.) is an outstanding offensive rebounder (3.7 orpg.) who can make the difference with his size, mobility and athleticism. Alen Omic (7.6 rpg.) is more experienced than Hamilton and must use that in a tough matchup for him to play aggressive in the low post against the EuroCuo's second-best shot blocker (1.9 bpg.). 

Keys to victory: Darussafaka

Darussafaka is the best defensive team in the competition, allowing just 68.7 points on average. It has protected its rim, allowing opponents to make just 43.6% of their two-point shots and ranking third in defensive rebounds (27.1 drpg.). Darussafaka is last in steals this season (4.71 spg.) so there is room for improvement on defense. Getting Hamilton involved to put Omic into foul trouble will also be one of the keys for the Turkish powerhouse. 

Keys to victory: Joventut  

Defense has been the main issue for Joventut until now; it has allowed 80.9 points per game despite ranking 21st in three-point shooting percentage allowed (30.1%). Opponents make 54.7% of their two-point shots and average 11.3 offensive rebounds against the Spanish powerhouse. A defensive improvement will make its offense even better; Joventut averages 83 points on 57.7% shooting inside the arc. Circulating the ball better outside the three-point line will also be critical; Joventut has made only 29.1% of its three-point shots. 

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Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 OZMIZRAK, KARTAL G 1.88 24
6 AGVA, MAHIR C 2.06 23
7 UZUN, HASAN EFE G 1.88 16
8 BROWNE , GARY G 1.85 26
9 KOSUT, EMIRCAN C 2.16 24
10 DORA, DORUK G 1.88 20
11 DEMIR, BERK F 2.04 24
12 HAMILTON, JOHNATHAN C 2.13 25
14 VEYSELOGLU, ERKAN F 2.00 36
18 OZDEMIROGLU, DOGUS G 1.94 23
20 LAMB, DORON G 1.97 28
21 JONES, JARROD F 2.05 29
22 SAV, TROY SELIM F 2.06 21
32 GULER, SINAN G 1.92 36
50 COLSON, BONZIE F 1.98 23
Joventut Badalona
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 DIMITRIJEVIC, NENAD G 1.86 21
1 DAWSON, SHAWN F 1.97 25
2 BUFORD, PERRIN G 1.98 25
3 BUSQUETS, PEP G 1.98 20
4 PARRA, JOEL F 2.02 19
6 LOPEZ-AROSTEGUI, XABI F 2.00 22
9 MORGAN, CONOR F 2.06 25
10 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 27
11 KANTER, KEREM F 2.05 24
14 VENTURA, ALBERT G 1.91 27
16 ZISIS, NIKOS G 1.97 36
20 DA SILVA, VINICIUS C 2.12 18
23 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 27
32 ZAGARS, ARTURS G 1.90 19
35 BIRGANDER, SIMON C 2.09 22
55 PARRADO, ARNAU G 2.00 19
81 HARANGODY, LUKE F 2.03 31

Player Stats

Hamilton, J. / 12.6 Colson, B. / 12.4 Lamb, D. / 11.0
Prepelic, K. / 16.8 Omic, A. / 13.1 Dimitrijevic, N. / 11.4
Hamilton, J. / 8.1 Jones, J. / 6.9 Colson, B. / 5.3
Omic, A. / 7.6 Harangody, L. / 4.8
Lamb, D. / 2.9
Omic, A. / 1.0
Hamilton, J. / 1.9 Colson, B. / 1.0
Omic, A. / 0.6
2PT
Hamilton, J. / 68.6 % Jones, J. / 46.2 % Lamb, D. / 42.9 %
Dimitrijevic, N. / 63.6 % Omic, A. / 62.9 % Prepelic, K. / 60.0 %
3PT
Colson, B. / 58.8 % Browne, G. / 38.1 % Lamb, D. / 34.6 %
Lopez, X. / 47.1 % Dimitrijevic, N. / 43.8 % Harangody, L. / 41.2 %
FT
Hamilton, J. / 62.1 %
Prepelic, K. / 88.9 %
PIR
Hamilton, J. / 18.7 Colson, B. / 12.9
Omic, A. / 19.3 Prepelic, K. / 17.0 Dimitrijevic, N. / 11.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
75.0 Points 83.0
38.0 Rebounds 36.3
10.9 O. Rebounds 11.9
27.1 D. Rebounds 24.4
13.1 Assists 18.1
4.7 Steals 5.0
3.4 Blocks 1.1
50.8 % 2PT 57.7 %
31.9 % 3PT 29.1 %
75.9 % FT 81.6 %
82.3 PIR 89.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
68.7 Points 80.9
34.1 Rebounds 34.1
10.6 O. Rebounds 11.3
23.6 D. Rebounds 22.9
15.1 Assists 15.1
4.0 Steals 8.4
1.1 Blocks 3.6
43.6 % 2PT 54.7 %
33.7 % 3PT 30.1 %
73.6 % FT 78.0 %
63.7 PIR 85.4

Head Coaches

DURAN, CARLES
Joventut Badalona
"We have got the handicap that we play on the road against one of the main contenders to win the 7DAYS EuroCup. Also, we are missing Kerem Kanter and Simon Birgander, so we will have to do an extra effort in the frontcourt rotation, but we have an opportunity to win one more game and to get closer to the Top 16."

Players

LOPEZ-AROSTEGUI, XABI
Joventut Badalona
"We should be more serious, like we were in the last quarter against Brescia and learn from the first 30 minutes of that game. We have to come out with strength, because they are strong, physical and they have got advantage at home. We will try to play our game."

Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul vs. Joventut Badalona

· This will be the fourth time that these teams meet in the EuroCup.

· Joventut currently holds a 1-2 edge in their head to head series.

· The last time they played this season, Joventut won at home 85-82, with 17 points by Xabi Lopez-Arostegui and a full-court buzzer-beater by Klemen Prepelic.

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Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul

Streaks
Jonathan Hamilton has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Hamilton has racked a PIR of at least 16 in his last 7 EuroCup games.
Jarrod Jones has pulled at least 5 rebounds in his last 6 EuroCup games.
Jones has hit at least one three in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Johnathan Hamilton posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 6 for Darussafaka against Joventut on October 16, 2019.
Dogus Ozdemiroglu posted his career high in index rating with 17 for Darussafaka against Joventut on October 16, 2019.
Dogus Ozdemiroglu posted his career high in points with 12 for Darussafaka against Joventut on October 16, 2019.
Dogus Ozdemiroglu posted his career high in minutes with 30 for Darussafaka against Joventut on October 16, 2019.
Doron Lamb posted his career high in points with 14 for Darussafaka against Joventut on October 16, 2019.

Season Rankings
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Bonzie Colson is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.0 per game.
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Bonzie Colson is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 3-pointers % with 58.8% .
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Jarrod Jones is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 6.8 per game.
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Jarrod Jones is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.8 per game.
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Johnathan Hamilton is ranked fifth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 68.6% .
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Johnathan Hamilton is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 3.7 per game.
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Johnathan Hamilton is ranked first among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 67.1% .
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Johnathan Hamilton is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average blocks with 1.8 per game.
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Johnathan Hamilton is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.0 per game.
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Johnathan Hamilton is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 68.6% .
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Johnathan Hamilton is ranked sixth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 18.7 per game.
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Johnathan Hamilton is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 8.1 per game.

Joventut Badalona

Streaks
Nenad Dimitrijevic as dished at least 3 assists in his last 5 EuroCup games.

Player Records
Xabi Lopez-Arostegui posted his career high in index rating with 14 for Joventut against Darussafaka on October 16, 2019.
Xabi Lopez-Arostegui posted his career high in points with 17 for Joventut against Darussafaka on October 16, 2019.
Kerem Kanter posted his career high in points with 11 for Joventut against Darussafaka on October 16, 2019.
Albert Ventura posted his career high in defensive rebounds with 7 for Joventut against Darussafaka on October 16, 2019.
Albert Ventura posted his career high in total rebounds with 8 for Joventut against Darussafaka on October 16, 2019.

Team Records
New Record, Joventut recorded its highest team 2-pointers made in EuroCup play this century, 26, against Joventut on November 13, 2019.

Season Rankings
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked 10th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average offensive rebounds with 2.4 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked 15th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 62.9% .
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average defensive rebounds with 5.1 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked eighth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goal % with 62.9% .
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 19.2 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average total rebounds with 7.5 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers made with 5.5 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked seventh among qualified EuroCup players this season in average field goals made with 5.5 per game.
Joventut Badalona Alen Omic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 63.8% .
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked 13th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average index rating with 17.0 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked fourth among qualified EuroCup players this season in average points with 16.8 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked second among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws made with 5.3 per game.
Joventut Badalona Klemen Prepelic is ranked third among qualified EuroCup players this season in average free throws % with 88.8% .
Joventut Badalona Nenad Dimitrijevic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average 2-pointers % with 63.6% .
Joventut Badalona Nenad Dimitrijevic is ranked 12th among qualified EuroCup players this season in average true-shooting % with 59.7% .

All-Time Rankings
Joventut Alen Omic ranks 10th on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 1159 index rating points total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks eighth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 334 2-pointers made total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks fourth on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 505 rebounds total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks seventh on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 321 defensive rebounds total for his career.
Joventut Alen Omic ranks third on the all-time charts among qualified EuroCup players with 184 offensive rebounds total for his career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 2
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul Joventut Badalona
* overall record in EuroCup since 2002
Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
Home record vs. Joventut Badalona: 1-0
Away record vs. Joventut Badalona: 0-2
Joventut Badalona
Home record vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul: 2-0
Away record vs. Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 16 October 2019 Regular Season Joventut Badalona 85 - 82 Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul
2004-05 11 January 2005 Regular Season Darussafaka Istanbul 75 - 65 DKV Joventut
2004-05 30 November 2004 Regular Season DKV Joventut 93 - 78 Darussafaka Istanbul