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Anadolu Efes and Barcelona are the neighbors in Euroleague, as both teams have a 5-5 win ratio and are lining just behind their goal - top 8. This game cannot get any better, because the winning team will land into that desired top 8 at least for an upcoming week. Both teams are equally matched and ready to fight!

Efes vs Barcelona December 9, 5 PM UTC Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul, Turkey


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Anadolu Efes

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Anadolu Efes is cruising through the National Turkish league with 8 wins and only one loss by one point. Everything is shaping pretty nicely up there, so Anadolu's coach can rest his players and prepare for Euroleague a little more. And oh boy, does he need to do it.

Of course, the things are not super bad for Anadolu yet, but after 10 games they are outside of the top 8 with a record of 5 wins and 5 losses. A victory over Barcelona would most likely put them into the top 8, and that is where they want to be... I mean, they must be with all the money spent.

However, it is a problem with most of the Turkish clubs in European basketball. They don't mind spending a lot of money to buy all the expensive players, but results are still far away from good. Anadolu had this winning squad on paper for so many years now, but in practice, they never showed any good results. They are looking like more of a team this year, and they will make sure to defend their home court against Barcelona.

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Leaders of Anadolu Efes:

Well, it is hard to talk about the leader in this year's Anadolu Efes team. 6 players are averaging over 10 points per game, which is extremely rare for any Euroleague's team. However, talking about the positions, Anadolu is building their game around the big guys.

Derrick Brown, Tyler Honeycutt, and Bryan Dunston make a killer combo. Those 3 players are responsible to protect the pain on the defensive end, and dominate their opponents on offense. They make Anadolu one of the most dangerous teams inside the paint in the entire Euroleague. Anadolu averages 38 rebounds per game and that is one of the best results in the whole league. The only problem, all those big guys are not good from the three point line. That makes a defensive game against Efes so much easier. Also, Efes' small guys have to show individual skills, because the defenses are not stretched.

Good thing is that Anadolu has Thomas Heurtel for this matter. He is the main point guard for Anadolu, and he is responsible for the team's offensive game. Heurtel averages 6 assists and 12.6 points per game, but he is capable of much more than that. The key to success against Anadolu is to shut Heurtel out of the game. If he is not productive Anadolu's game crashes. If the big guys are not fed with balls, it is much harder to win. Especially against teams like Barcelona.


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Barcelona

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Barcelona is always among the favorites to win any major European tournament, whether it be basketball or football. However, this season things are not that positive as fans would expect. Yes, they have only lost twice out of ten games in the Spanish league, and are comfortably sitting second behind Madrid Real. It is fine.

Sadly, the situation is completely different in Euroleague. Barcelona is 10th at the moment with 5 wins and 5 loses and that means that they would not qualify to a second round if the regular season would end today. It would be catastrophic, to say the least. Also, one of the 5 losses was against their main rival Real Madrid. Not only did Barcelona lose playing at home, they also managed to do it by 39 points. That kind of humiliation cannot be easily forgotten.

One of the main reasons for the losses is injuries. Navarro only played one game, Holmes missed half of the games, Pau Ribas is also watching his team dressed in suit and tie, and Doellman as well. All those players would make a great starting line-up for any team, but well, injuries are injuries. To fight with it, Barcelona hired Alex Renfroe for the rest of the season. Renfroe is coming from Bayern Munich and will be a great addition to this unfortunate Barcelona's team.


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Leaders of Barcelona:

To be honest, I have stated most of the leaders of Barcelona above, in the list of injured players. That sucks, but Barca will have to play with what they have against Anadolu. In my opinion, even though, any player can be a leader on a given day, we have to pay attention to 2 main guys.

Ante Tomic. Center from Croatia is not playing his best basketball yet, but anyone who is into this sport, will know what Tomic is capable of. He is aggressive, has a good arsenal of moves, and is always causing problems against teams with a weak defense in the paint. His 8 points and 5 rebounds per game do not do justice. I bet that Tomic will have much better numbers by the end of the season.

Tyrese Rice is the leader of Barcelona, hands down. His 16 points per game are almost twice as much as anyone else in the team. Tyrese is also leading the team in assists made. I would say that his ISO game is one of the best in whole Europe, his fast movement is basically impossible to defend, and he can shoot (even though, Tyrese is still struggling from 3 point line). If Barca wants to win, they will have to pray to Tyrese Rice.


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