This is an entertaining match between to leaders of the Euroleague — Real Madrid and Fenerbahce Istanbul. The match will take place at Wizink Center, the home of Real. Please review our thoughts here below.
Currently, Real is in the 3rd place of the Euroleague standings (18-6) and has already qualified the playoffs. Last game they were upset by Barcelona and should come to this game with only one mind in their heads — “let’s win”. For them, this is an important duel as they are trying to catch CSKA for the 2nd place. Sergio Llull should be coming back to the roster and it is going to give some more flare for their offense. Real has not been scoring well lately as in 4 of the last games they average 81.3ppg. Real Madrid’s leaders this season: Anthony Randolph (13.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 47% 3FG%), Sergio Llull (10.6ppg, 3.7apg), Gustavo Ayon (8.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.6apg).
Currently, Fener is in the 1st place of the Euroleague standings (21-3) and are looking safe to win the regular season. They are the best defensive team in the league (74ppg allowed) and one of the best scoring teams 84.6ppg. This season Istanbul is almost unbeatable and it has to be a bad night for them if the opposing team wants to win. Fener has a bunch of high caliber players. 6 of their players average more than 8ppg. Istanbul is on 3 games winning streak and is looking to extend it even more. The leaders of Fenerbahce this season: Kostas Sloukas (11.1ppg, 4.6apg), Nikola Kalinic (9.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg), Marko Guduric (9ppg, 2.3apg).
Last time these teams saw each other was in Istanbul and this game went down to the wire as Fener came up on to by a result 65-63. Historically, Real Madrid has a better record (14-9), but now things have changed and it looks that Istanbul is a favorite for this match. Real is in the offensive slump lately and also they do no win a lot in recent matches. Last game leaders for Madrid: Rudy Fernandez (12pts, 1ast, 1reb), Jaycee Carrol (11pts) and Anthony Randolph (11pts, 5rebs, 1ast).
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