• January 14, 2020 18:30 CET


Game notes

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan
· Milan and Efes have played each other at least twice in each of the past nine seasons. Efes holds a 19-8 edge in games this century. The home teams had won nine in a row before Efes won in Milan 76-81 in Round 10. Tibor Pleiss collected 14 points plus 12 rebounds in that game.
· Last year in Round 30 in Istanbul, Efes rallied from a double-digit third-quarter deficit to register a 101-95 win, which denied Milan a place in the playoffs.
· Milan set its club record for team index rating with 128 against Anadolu Efes Istanbul in November 2016.
· Efes made a EuroLeague club-record 17 three-pointers against Milan in December 2005.
· Efes guard Krunoslav Simon played for Milan from 2015 through 2017. He helped it win the 2016 Italian League title and a pair of Italian Cups. Simon was a teammate there of guard Andrea Cinciarini.
· Milan's Sergio Rodriguez and Efes forward Alec Peters were teammates at CSKA Moscow last season. They helped the team win the 2019 EuroLeague title.
· Milan's Aaron White and Efes guard Vasilije Micic were teammates at Zalgiris Kaunas during the 2017-18 season. They helped Zalgiris reach the 2018 Final Four.
· Vladimir Micov of Milan and Tibor Pleiss of Efes were teammates at Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul during the 2016-17 season.
· Efes guard Vasilije Micic and Milan guard Nemanja Nedovic have been teammates on the Serbian national team.
· Pleiss had a career game playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Milan in March 2014. He posted 30 points and 13 rebounds for a PIR of 43 – all career highs.
· Milan center Arturas Gudaitis matched his career-high with 3 steals in an 81-80 home win against Efes last season
· Efes forward Adrien Moerman scored a career-high 23 points on a career-best 10-of-12 two-point shooting in a road loss against Milan last season.
· In that same game, Vasilije Micic posted his career-high of 7 rebounds.
· Michael Roll set a career-high with 7 assists playing for Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv against Efes in March 2018.
· Sergio Rodriguez set his career-high in steals with 6 playing for Asefa Estudiantes against Efes in December 2004.
· Rodriguez made a career-best 6 three-pointers made without a miss playing for Real Madrid against Efes in December 2013.

   Game Facts - Anadolu Efes Istanbul

Coach Ataman has used 11 different players as starters this season. No player has started every game.
Vasilije Micic missed Round 18 with an injury.
Efes has 16 players registered to play, so at least four must sit every game.
Chris Singleton has never sat out a EuroLeague game. He has 151 appearances in his fifth season in the competition.
Bryant Dunston has missed the last 11 games with an injury.
Shane Larkin has made at least 1 three-point shot in 30 of his last 31 appearances.
Larkin has scored in double figures and has posted double-digit PIRs in 13 of his last 14 games.
Larkin has collected at least 1 steal in 10 of his last 11 games.
Larkin has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Bryant Dunston has blocked at least 1 shot in 14 consecutive games.
James Anderson has made 18 consecutive free throws.
Adrien Moerman has made 10 consecutive free throws.
Vasilije Micic has made 27 consecutive free throws.
Chris Singleton has made 10 consecutive free throws.
Singleton has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.
Singleton has posted a double-digit performance index rating in nine of his last 10 games.
Shane Larkin leads the league this season in average PIR with 24.1 per game.
Larkin ranks third in scoring this season with 20.5 points per game.
Larkin ranks third this season with 3.1 three-point shots made per game.
Vasilije Micic ranks fourth this season with 5.8 assists per game.
Chris Singleton is tied for sixth this season with 1.4 steals per game.
Sertac Sanli ranks fourth in the league in two-point accuracy this season at 69.4.
Shane Larkin set the EuroLeague's all-time single-game scoring record with 49 points in a Round 11 win over FC Bayern Munich. In that same game, he also tied the competition record with 10 three-pointers made.
Bryant Dunston ranks second all-time with 242 blocks. He trails only Fran Vazquez (249).
Dunston is eighth all-time with 403 career offensive rebounds. Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce is seventh with 417 and counting.
Tibor Pleiss ranks seventh all-time with 170 blocked shots. Stephane Lasme is sixth with 174.
Rodrigue Beaubois ranks 13th all-time in free throw accuracy at 89.24%.
Krunoslav Simon is 16 assists shy of 500 for his career.
Dogus Balbay needs 6 more steals to reach 100 for his career.
Chris Singleton has exactly 200 three-point shots in his career.

   Game Facts - AX Armani Exchange Milan

Head coach Ettore Messina has used 13 different players in the team's starting lineup so far this season. No one has started every game.
Nemanja Nedovic has missed the last two games.
Sergio Rodriguez has made 12 consecutive free throws.
Nemanja Nedovic has made at least 1 three-point shot in six straight and 10 of his last 11 appearances.
Nedovic has made 13 consecutive free throws.
Kaleb Tarczewski has posted a PIR in double figures five of his last six games.
Gudaitis has posted a PIR in double figures five straight of his last six games.
Sergio Rodriguez ranks sixth this season with 5.2 assists per game.
Sergio Rodriguez ranks third all-time with 1,187 assists. Dimitris Diamantidis is second with 1,255.
Rodriguez ranks seventh all-time with 416 three-pointers made. Gianluca Basile is sixth with 421.
Rodriguez ranks 11th all-time with 2,678 points. Ante Tomic of FC Barcelona is in 10th place with 2,731 and counting.
Luis Scola ranks seventh all-time with 865 two-pointers made. CSKA center Kyle Hines is sixth with 930 and counting.
Kaleb Tarczewski ranks fourth all-time in two-point accuracy at 66.8%.
Tarczewski ranks third all-time in true shooting percentage at 67.9%; Arturas Gudaitis ranks seventh at 64.8%.
Arturas Gudaitis needs 30 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Gudaitis needs 5 offensive rebounds to reach 200 for his career.
Sergio Rodriguez needs 36 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Vladimir Micov needs 11 more three-point shots to reach 300 for his career.
Michael Roll needs 8 more three-point shots to reach 100 for his career.

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