• January 14, 2020 20:05 CET


Game notes

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. FC Barcelona
· Barcelona has won 14 of its last 17 meetings against Maccabi dating back to 2009, including a 96-73 win in Round 10 behind Nikola Mirotic 25 points and 14 rebounds.
· Barcelona held Maccabi to a season-low 58 points in a 16-point home victory in Round 5 last season behind Victor Claver and Ante Tomic, latter of which had 7 offensive rebounds. In Round 19 in Tel Aviv, Maccabi scored 57 points in the first half and finished with a season-high in a 99-83 win behind five double-digit scorers.
· Maccabi and Barcelona faced each other in the 1991 EuroLeague Final Four in Paris, France. Barcelona thrashed Maccabi 101-67 in the first semifinal behind Jose Antonio Montero, who shined with 25 points off the bench.
· Maccabi and Barcelona met in the 2000 EuroLeague semifinals in Thessaloniki, Greece. Maccabi prevailed 51-65 thanks to 24 points from Nate Huffman.
· Barcelona center Brandon Davies and Maccabi guard Nate Wolters were teammates last season at Zalgiris Kaunas.
· Maccabi center Othello Hunter and Barcelona guard Cory Higgins were teammates at CSKA Moscow the past two seasons. Together they won the 2019 EuroLeague.
· Barcelona center Ante Tomic earned 2014-15 Top 16 Round 10 MVP honors against Maccabi after posting 16 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for a performance index rating of 35 in March 2015. Tomic matched his career-high with 10 defensive rebounds in that game.
· Nikola Mirotic won MVP of the Round honors for his Round 10 performances earlier this season when he posted 25 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists for a PIR of 35 in a 96-73 win.
· Omri Casspi set his career highs in PIR (27) and rebounds (10) against Barcelona in April 2008.
· Othello Hunter tied his career-high in offensive rebounds with 7 playing for Olympiacos Piraeus against Barcelona in February 2016.
· Nate Wolters had a career-best 3 steals playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against Barcelona in March 2017.

   Game Facts - Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Coach Sfairopoulos has used 12 different starters and 16 players overall so far this season. No player has started every game.
Omri Casspi has missed the last 11 games with a knee injury and is due out until late January.
Tarik Black has not played since Round 12 with knee problems and is due to be re-evaluated in late January.
Nate Wolters returned to action after missing time with a hamstring injury.
John DiBartolomeo could miss the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.
Scottie Wilbekin has made multiple three-pointers in 17 straight appearances; he has made at least 1 three-pointer in 19 in a row.
Wilbekin has posted double-figure PIRs in 15 of his last 16 appearances.
Wilbekin has scored in double figures in 11 of his last 12 games.
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 each of his last seven games. He is shooting 17 for 27 from downtown (62.96%) over that stretch.
Bryant has recorded a performance index rating in double figures in seven straight games.
Tyler Dorsey has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six games.
Othello Hunter needs 37 points to reach 1,500 for his career.
Scottie Wilbekin ranks seventh this season with 16.2 points per game.
Wilbekin leads the league this season with 3.4 three-point shots made per game.
Othello Hunter ranks sixth in offensive rebounds this season with 2.2 per game.
Elijah Bryant ranks third this season in three-point accuracy at 52.3%.
Othello Hunter is 37 points shy of reaching 1,500 for his career.
Othello Hunter ranks 10th all-time with 380 offensive rebounds.
Scottie Wilbekin needs 9 assists to reach 300 for his career.
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%.

   Game Facts - FC Barcelona

Nikola Mirotic is the only player to have started every game for Barcelona so far this season.
Thomas Heurtel is sidelined with a knee injury.
Kevin Pangos has been sidelined since the start of the season with a toe injury.
Nikola Mirotic has scored in double figures in 20 of his last 21 EuroLeague games.
Mirotic has posted a performance index rating of 13 or more in each of his last 21 appearances dating back to the 2014 EuroLeague Playoffs.
Malcolm Delaney has made at least 1 three-point shot in six of his last seven games.
Adam Hanga has at least 1 steal in four of his last six games.
Victor Claver has at least 1 steal in six of his last seven games.
Nikola Mirotic ranks third this season in average PIR with 21.1 per game.
Mirotic ranks fifth this season with 18.5 points per game.
Mirotic ranks third this season with 7.1 rebounds per game.
Malcolm Delaney ranks seventh this season with 5.3 assists per game.
Ante Tomic ranks fourth all-time with 1,503 rebounds. Ioannis Bourousis ranks third with 1,603.
Tomic is ranked fourth all-time with 509 offensive rebounds. Paulius Jankunas is third with 511 and counting.
Tomic ranks fourth all-time with 994 defensive rebounds.
Tomic is the competition's all-time leader in two-point baskets with 1,116.
Ante Tomic ranks 10th all-time with 155 blocks. Victor Khryapa is ninth with 161.
Tomic ranks 10th all-time with 2,731 points scored. Marcus Brown is ninth with 2,739.
Tomic ranks sixth all-time with 3,653 index rating points. Zalgiris big man Paulius Jankunas ranks fifth with 3,690 and counting.
Thomas Heurtel ranks fourth all-time in assists with 1,173. Sergio Rodriguez is third with 1,187 and counting.
Cory Higgins ranks 10th all-time in three-point shooting accuracy at 46.5%.
Malcolm Delaney needs 18 points to reach 1,000 for his career.
Nikola Mirotic needs 2 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

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