Euroleague TOP16, 11th round matches
Posted 17. march 2015
Two teams qualified for the playoffs last week, and three more can do that this week – including Group F co-leaders Fenerbahce Ulker and Olympiacos Piraeus. With only four games to go in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, and with no teams eliminated from the playoff race yet, five games on Thursday and three more on Friday should provide for loads of excitement.
*It has a feel of a must-win game for both of these playoff hopefuls.
*Efes has lost four consecutive games.
*Nizhny has already beaten Efes in Istanbul earlier in the regular season (61-65), and has also won their Top 16 Round 4 contest (109-90).
*Real is already in the playoffs, but they can secure home-court playoff advantage with two more wins.
*Madrid holds 13-12 edge in all-time meetings between these two powerhouses.
*The Greens have lost three in a row by a combined margin of 11 points.
*Madrid is ranked first in points (88.2), assists (22.4) and steals (10.2).