• December 7, 2018 21:30 CET


Game notes

This frequently contested showdown has been well balanced this century with Panathinaikos leading 14-11 overall. Fourteen of the last 16 meetings have been won by the home team.
The last time they met in Athens, in Round 4 of last season, Panathinaikos guard Nikos Pappas scored the last of his 24 points with a late game-winner to seal a 70-68 triumph.
When these two team met in the 2017 EuroLeague Playoffs, Fenerbahce became the first team to sweep a best-of-five playoff series without having home-court advantage.
Panathinaikos hit a club EuroLeague record 18 three-point shots against Fenerbahce in October 2014.
Zeljko Obradovic cemented his status as a coaching legend during his 13 seasons with Panathinaikos. During that time he led the Greens to five EuroLeague titles, 11 Greek League championships and seven Greek Cups.
Panathinaikos big man Ian Vougioukas played under Coach Obradovic at Panathinaikos from 2010 to 2012; they won the 2011 EuroLeague title together.
Panathinaikos forward James Gist played for Fenerbahce during the 2011-12 season.
Panathinaikos guard Keith Langford and Fenerbahce forward Nicolo Melli were teammates at Olimpia Milan during the 2012-13 season.
Panathinaikos big man Stephane Lasme and Fenerbahce guard Sinan Guler were teammates at Galatasaray Istanbul during the 2015-16 season. They won the 7DAYS EuroCup title together.
Vougioukas was a teammate of Guler at Galatasaray for the first part of the 2014-15 season.
Kostas Sloukas and Panathinaikos players Matt Lojeski and Ioannis Papapetrou were teammates at Olympiacos Piraeus for two seasons, from 2013 to 2015.
Fenerbahce guard Erick Green and Panathinaikos players Lojeski and Papapetrou were teammates at Olympiacos for the 2016-17 season.
Nick Calathes, Papapetrou and Vougioukas have been teammates of Sloukas on the Greek national team.
Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce and Stephane Lasme of Panathinaikos were teammates at Partizan Belgrade for the 2008-09 season.
Vesely and Gist were teammates at Partizan Belgrade during the 2010-11 season.
Fenerbahce big man Ahmet Duverioglu set his career-high with 13 points and posted his career-high index rating of 15 against Panathinaikos in January 2017.
Panathinaikos forward James Gist set his career-high in offensive rebounds with 7 in a 77-72 road loss against Fenerbahce in January of 2014, and matched his career high with 5 assists in an 84-62 road loss against Fenerbahce in December of the same year.

   Game Facts - Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Nick Calathes is the only player to start every EuroLeague game for Panathinaikos so far this season.
Evangelos Sakellariou is the only player on the Panathinaikos roster without previous EuroLeague experience.
Ioannis Papapetrou missed Round 10's game with injury.
Lukas Lekavicius has made 23 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Nick Calathes has collected at least 1 steal in eight straight and 20 of his last 21 EuroLeague games.
DeShaun Thomas has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six EuroLeague games.
Ioannis Papapetrou has made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven EuroLeague games.
Nick Calathes leads the league in assists this season with 7.8 per game.
Calathes also leads the league in steals this season with 1.8 per game.
Stephane Lasme is tied for fifth in the league with 1.0 blocks per game.
Stephane Lasme is in sixth place on the all-time shot-blocking charts with 170 career rejections. Alex Tyus of Maccabi Tel Aviv is in fifth place with 180.
Calathes is 11th in EuroLeague history with 797 career assists. Pablo Prigioni (804) is 10th.
Calathes is 11th on the all-time EuroLeague steals charts with 227 steals. Vassilis Spanoulis is 10th with 239 and counting.
Keith Langford needs 3 more steals to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

   Game Facts - Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Tyler Ennis is sidelined indefinitely with a broken leg.
Kostas Sloukas was sidelined in Round 10.
Jan Vesely, who entered the season as a career 56.2% free throw shooter, is 39 for 43 (90.6%) from the foul line since the start of the season.
Vesely has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight EuroLeague appearances.
Vesely has posted a performance index rating in double figures in each of his last nine EuroLeague games.
Luigi Datome has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his 10 EuroLeague games this season.
Fenerbahce leads the league in free throw shooting at 82.7% and in two-point shooting at 59.8% this season.
Jan Vesely is second in the EuroLeague this season in average performance index rating at 20.8 per game.
Vesely is second among all qualified players this season in free throw accuracy at 90.7%; Kostas Sloukas is fourth at 90.0%.
Luigi Datome is tied second in the EuroLeague this season in three-point accuracy at 54.3%.
Joffrey Lauvergne is fourth in the EuroLeague this season in two-point accuracy at 72.6%.
Luigi Datome ranks fifth on the all-time charts in free throw accuracy at 90.75%.
Luigi Datome has made exactly 200 three-point shots in his EuroLeague career.
Marko Guduric has made exactly 100 three-point shots in his EuroLeague career.

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