Istanbul week starts on road

18.03.2019
(photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Anadolu Efes to become the first Turkish opponent for our team this week.

Pre-game breakdown


The Army Men had no days off after the loss to Panathinaikos and worked at the USH CSKA.

Mikhail Kulagin is still wearing the cast after the surgery on his foot. Daniel Hacket also did not practice because of leg injury.

Efes will advance to playoffs with a win or a defeat by any of Panathinaikos Athens, Olympiacos Piraeus or Olimpia Milan. Coach Ataman’s squad could potentially secure a top-four spot and with it home-court advantage for the playoffs if it wins and FC Barcelona Lassa, Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Milan all lose.

Pre-game quotes


Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach:
Efes is a tough opponent to start our double week on the road. They already showed quality throughout the season. We expect a tough game.

Ivan Ukhov, CSKA guard:
Efes is a tough opponent to play on the road. They have well-balanced team offensively and defensively, they are playing for the home-court advantage in playoffs so they are highly motivated. We did our homework after loss in previous game so we will be ready.


important numbers


Coach Itoudis has used 12 different players in CSKA’s starting lineups this season; no player has started in every EuroLeague game.

Will Clyburn has recorded a performance index rating in double figures in 21 of his last 22 EuroLeague games.

He is fifth in the EuroLeague in average performance index rating with 18.5 per game this season. He ranks third in rebounding with 7.2 per game.

Nando De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague appearances.

De Colo has made 28 straight free throws in EuroLeague games. He ranks third in free-throw accuracy this season with 96.0%, he is the EuroLeague career leader in free-throw accuracy at 93.92%.

Andrey Vorontsevich has made 11 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.

Cory Higgins has made 19 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.

Cory Higgins ranks second in the league in scoring this season with 15.0 points per game. Nando De Colo is third with 14.8.

Higgins leads the league in three-point accuracy this season at 53.85% and Nikita Kurbanov is fifth at 50.0%.

Kyle Hines ranks fourth all-time with 202 blocked shots. Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv big man Alex Tyus is third with 207 and counting.

Hines is third in EuroLeague history with 493 offensive rebounds.

Hines is 11th in competition history with 1,108 rebounds. Mike Batiste is 10th with 1,117.

Sergio Rodriguez is tied for fifth in the league in assists this season with 5.0 per game.

Sergio Rodriguez ranks fifth on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 1,059 assists for his career; Milos Teodosic is fourth with 1,126 career assists.

Sergio Rodriguez has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six EuroLeague games. He’s made at least 2 triples in four of those games.

Rodriguez is 10th all-time with 360 three-point shots made; Dimitris Diamantidis is ninth with 372.

Daniel Hackett needs 3 assists to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.

Past matchups


Wins/losses: 17-9
1992-93 European Cup. Group stage: Efes Pilsen CSKA: 85-82 (-3)
1992-93 European Cup. Group stage: CSKA Efes Pilsen: 87-96 (-9)
1997-98 Euroleague. Preliminary Round: CSKA Efes Pilsen: 77-73 (+4)
1997-98 Euroleague. Preliminary Round: Efes Pilsen CSKA: 71-63 (-8)
1998-99 Euroleague. 1/8 finals: Efes Pilsen CSKA: 73-58 (-15)
1998-99 Euroleague. 1/8 finals: CSKA Efes Pilsen: 98-105 2 (-7)
2000-01 Suproleague. Third place game: Efes Pilsen CSKA: 91-85 (-6)
2002-03 Euroleague. Top 16: Efes Pilsen CSKA: 71-69 (-2)
2002-03 Euroleague. Top 16: CSKA Efes Pilsen: 66-54 (+12)
2005-06 Euroleague. Quarterfinals: CSKA Efes Pilsen: 66-57 (+9)
2005-06 Euroleague. Quarterfinals: Efes Pilsen CSKA: 71-75 (+4)
2008-09 Euroleague. Regular season: CSKA Efes Pilsen: 90-68 (+22)
2008-09 Euroleague. Regular season: Efes Pilsen CSKA: 55-74 (+19)
2010-11 Euroleague. Regular season: Efes Pilsen CSKA: 86-72 (-14)
2010-11 Euroleague. Regular season: CSKA Efes Pilsen: 78-69 (+9)
2011-12 Euroleague. Regular season: CSKA Anadolu Efes: 96-68 (+28)
2011-12 Euroleague. Regular season: Anadolu Efes CSKA: 65-82 (+17)
2012-13 Euroleague. Top 16: CSKA Anadolu Efes: 90-71 (+19)
2012-13 Euroleague. Top 16: Anadolu Efes CSKA: 63-60 (-3)
2014-15 Euroleague. Top 16: Anadolu Efes CSKA: 69-78 (+9)
2014-15 Euroleague. Top 16: CSKA Anadolu Efes: 88-81 (+6)
2016-17 Euroleague. Regular season: Anadolu Efes CSKA: 87-93 (+6)
2016-17 Euroleague. Regular season: CSKA Anadolu Efes: 80-77 (+3)
2017-18 Euroleague. Regular season: Anadolu Efes CSKA: 80-98 (+18)
2017-18 Euroleague. Regular season: CSKA Anadolu Efes: 110-79 (+31)
2018-19 Euroleague. Regular season: CSKA Anadolu Efes: 102-84 (+18)

Short dossier


Anadolu Efes Istanbul, Turkey
Founded: 1976
Colors: white, blue
Home Court: Sinan Erdem Dome (16,000)
President: Tuncay Ozilhan
Head Coach: Ergin Ataman
Website: www.efesbasket.org
Trophy case:
- Korac Cup winner (1996);
- 13-time Turkish champion (1978/79, 82/83, 83/84, 91/92, 92/93, 93/94, 95/96, 96/97, 2001/02, 02/03, 03/04, 04/05, 08/09);
- 11-time Turkish Cup winner (1994, 96, 97, 98, 2001, 02, 06, 07, 09, 15, 18);
- 9-time Turkish President Cup winner (1986, 92, 93, 96, 98, 2000, 06, 09, 10)

Photos
Joel Bolomboy (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Nando De Colo (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Sergio Rodriguez (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Cory Higgins (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
(photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Dimitris Itoudis (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Will Clyburn and Othello Hunter (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
Andrey Vatutin (photo: M. Serbin, cskabasket.com)
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