08 October, 2019
04 October, 2020
2 Trey Mc Kinney Jones (BONN)
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Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's Gameday 13 fixtures

MIES (Switzerland) - Tuesday comes loaded with a 10-game slate which features several crucial games, starting with the Group C clash between Peristeri and Bamberg and including the Group D face-off between Bonn and Dijon.

A minute of silence will be observed before the start of every Basketball Champions League game this week, in the honor and memory of FIBA World Cup ambassador and two-time Olympic Gold medalist Kobe Bryant.

Let's have a closer look at all 10 Tuesday encounters:

Peristeri winmasters (7-5) vs. Brose Bamberg (6-6) - Group C, 18:00 CET

Retin Obasohan, who had an excellent showing in the reverse fixture, and is going through a purple patch

  • Bamberg won 72-69 in the reverse fixture on Gameday 6, behind 11 points from each of Retin Obasohan and Assem Marei. Obasohan  averaged 15 points, 6.5 assists and 2 steals in the last two  games. He had averaged 7.2 points, 1.9 assists and 0.3 steals in his first nine games.

  • Peristeri will secure a spot in the Play-Offs if they win this game, Bamberg are out of contention for a place in the Play-Offs if they lose.

  • Peristeri have won four of their six home games. In each of those six games, the team that was in the lead at the end of the first quarter was the team that ended up winning the game.

  • Peristeri opponents score only 15.7 two-point shots per game on average (a total of 188 through the first 12 games), which means the Greek team is the best in the league in this respect. Interestingly, Bamberg are bottom of the league in two-point field goal percentage, with 44.3 percent.

  • Bamberg defeated VEF Riga on Gameday 12 by a 38-point margin (91-53), which is the largest point differential in the BCL this season. Bamberg, who have lost their last three road games, have never lost four in a row on the road in the BCL.

  • Peristeri's Kingsley Moses averaged 4.7 rebounds in the last BCL three games, after averaging 10 rebounds in his first seven games this season.

Falco Szombathely (5-7) vs. Happy Casa Brindisi (5-7) - Group D, 18:00 CET

Tyler Stone led Brindisi to victory when the two teams met in Italy in November

  • Brindisi won 98-92 in the reverse fixture in Italy behind a 19-point, 8-rebound display by Tyler Stone. No other team has scored as many as 98 points on Falco this season.

  • Falco have lost their last two home games in the competition, after starting off on four wins in as many home games.

  • Brindisi have lost all of their previous six road games, giving up at least 95 points in each of their last five. This is the longest losing streak on the road for an Italian team in the competition.

  • Brindisi allow opponents to shoot 50 percent or higher from the floor, and the Italian team's defense is second from bottom in the league in this aspect. The only team which allows a field goal percentage higher than 50 percent is Polski Cukier Torun.

  • Juvonte Reddic of Falco scored a BCL career-high 22 points in the reverse fixture. Falco have lost all four games where Reddic scored more than 16 points and have won five of the eight games where he scored 16 points or less.

  • Darius Thompson of Brindisi, who had 6 points against PAOK on Gameday 12, has never scored in single digits in consecutive games in the competition. He scored in double digits in each of his previous nine games.

Besiktas Sompo Sigorta (6-6) vs. Neptunas Klaipeda (5-7) - Group C, 18:00 CET

Shaquielle McKissic poured in a BCL career-high 27 points in the reverse fixture

  • Neptunas won 86-80 in the reverse fixture as Simas Galdikas led five Klaipeda players in double digits with his 14 points.

  • Besiktas are riding a three-game win streak, after starting off with three wins in their first nine games.

  • Besiktas and Neptunas are facing off for the fourth time in the BCL, with the respective home team prevailing in each of the previous three encounters.

  • Neptunas's last nine road games in the BCL have all been decided by a double-digit margin. The Lithuanian team has won three and lost six in that span. Neptunas have lost their last five road games, but have never lost six in a row on the road.

  • Neptunas don't take good care of the ball, as their opponents average 10 steals per game through the first 12 weeks, which converts the Lithuanian side into the worse team in the league in this respect.

  • On the positive side, Neptunas lead the league in drawn fouls, drawing 22.8 fouls per game on average.

  • Shaquielle McKissic of Besiktas scored a BCL career-high 27 points in the reverse fixture. Neptunas was also the first team McKissic faced in the competition, when he was playing for Muratbey Usak, during the inaugural week of the BCL in October 2016.

  • Zygimantas Janavicius of Neptunas is one of six players to average at least 6 assists per game (6.1) but he also has committed a league-high (worse) 43 turnovers.

Anwil Wloclawek (5-7) vs. Teksut Bandirma (6-6) - Group B, 18:30 CET

Tony Wroten led Anwil to a win in the reverse fixture with 25 points off the bench

  • Anwil prevailed 87-86 in the reverse fixture in Turkey behind a 25-point display by Tony Wroten. The American guard has scored at least 20 points in four of Anwil's six home games so far this season, including the last three.

  • That Gameday 6 victory was the Polish team's first win over Bandirma in the competition, as the Turkish team had prevailed in both encounters last season.

  • Anwil Wloclawek were leading at halftime in each of their last eight home games, but have only won four of them.

  • Bandirma are riding a two-game winning streak, their longest this season. The Turkish team had gone on at least four-game long win streaks in each of their three previous BCL campaigns. 

  • Anwill lead the league in points in the paint, having scored 548 points in the paint through the first 12 weeks. Remarkably, the Polish team have scored 274 of those at home and 274 on the road.

  • Ian Hummer of Bandirma had a season-high 20 points in the reverse fixture and has scored 10 or more points in each of his last four BCL games, after scoring in double digits in five of his first 14 games in the competition.

Filou Oostende (6-6) vs. BAXI Manresa (7-5) - Group A, 20:00 CET

Amar Sylla is coming off a BCL career-high 20 points on Gameday 12

  • Manresa won 85-58 in the reverse fixture, behind 14 points from William Magarity. That is the Spanish team's largest win of the season (and by extension in the competition, since they are debuting in the BCL) and the only time so far they held an opponent below 60 points.

  • Manresa will punch their ticket to the Play-offs if they win this game.

  • Oostende have lost two of their last three home games, after winning five of the previous six. Manresa have lost their last two games, the first time they have lost consecutive games in the BCL.

  • Oostende have committed more fouls (280) and more turnovers (194) than any other team in the league through the first 12 weeks.

  • Amar Sylla of Oostende scored a BCL career-high 20 points against Turk Telekom on Gameday 12. The youngster is looking to score in double digits in consecutive games for the first time in the competition. Sylla had a team-high 16 points and 13 rebounds in the reverse fixture in Manresa.

  • Dani Perez is averaging 7.4 assists per game as the league's third-leading player in that stat category. Both games Perez dished 10 or more assists were on the road.

Mornar Bar (4-8) vs. ERA Nymburk (10-2) - Group C, 20:00 CET

Vojtech Hruban earned a Team of the Week spot for his performance in the Gameday 6 clash between the two teams

  • Nymburk won 91-74 in the reverse fixture, as Vojtech Hruban poured in a joint BCL career-high 28 points and earned a spot on Team of the Week for Gameday 6.

  • Since that game, Hruban has gone on to average 17.6 points per game, after averaging 9 points over his first five games of the season.

  • Mornar Bar have won their last four home games, after losing the previous seven in the competition. The Montenegro team scored on average 89 points in those four games, after averaging 74 points in their first nine home games in the competition.

  • Nymburk, who are riding a five-game winning streak, have never won six in a row in the competition. The Czech champions have won all three of their last road games, collecting as many victories as in their previous 10 games on the road.

  • Nymburk have a total of 49 blocks and Mornar Bar have 46 through the first 12 weeks, which means that both teams are in the top-4 in blocks in the league.

Telekom Baskets Bonn (7-5) vs. JDA Dijon (8-4) - Group D, 20:00 CET

Benjamin Simmons paved the way for Bonn's win in the reverse fixture in November

  • Bonn will punch their ticket to the Play-Offs with a win in this game. Dijon have already secured their place and are aiming for a top-two finish in the group.

  • Bonn won the reverse fixture in France 78-66, behind 16 points from Benjamin Simons, who came off the bench to lead five Bonn players in double digits. He averaged 18.5 points in the two most recent games, after averaging 9 points per game in his first 10 BCL games this season.

  • Dijon's Rasheed Sulaimon has scored 20 or more points in three games this season, more than any other player on the French team. Those include the reverse fixture, in which he had a game-high 20 points off the bench.

  • Bonn are third in the league in two-point field goal percentage, shooting 57.6 percent from within the arc. Meanwhile Dijon are second (behind UNET Holon) in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 39.5 percent from behind the arc.

  • Dijon's 105-73 loss to Casademont Zaragoza on Gameday 12 last week was the heaviest defeat any French team has ever suffered in BCL history.

  • Bonn have won six of their last seven home games in the BCL, scoring 85 or more points in each of those games. Dijon won their two most recent road games and are seeking to win three in a row for the first time in their history in the BCL.

Dinamo Sassari (9-3) vs. UNET Holon (6-6) - Group A, 20:30 CET

Sassari have parted ways with power forward Jamel McLean

  • Sassari have officialy parted ways with Jamel McLean, who had dropped out of their rotation in recent weeks. McLean, who will continue his career in China, averaged 6 points and 4.2 rebounds in the 10 BCL games he played with the Italian team.

  • Sassari prevailed 94-92 in the reverse fixture in Israel behind a 23-point, 10-rebound Dyshawn Pierre double-double, that earned him a spot on Team of the Week for Gameday 6. Pierre has scored 20 or more points in three of his 26 BCL games, and two of them were against Holon.

  • Sassari have won seven of their last eight home games in the BCL, scoring 90 or more points in six of those wins; In fact, the Italian team have won all 11 BCL home games in which they scored 90 points or more.

  • Holon are riding a three-game win streak and are looking to extend it to four games for the first time in their history in the competition. They have lost only three of the 12 quarters in those three games.

  • Holon have seen nine double-doubles from opposition players this season, more than any other team.

  • Two of the three times Holon’s Guy Pnini scored his BCL joint career-high 20 points were against Sassari, including the reverse fixture this season.

EB Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-8) vs. Telenet Giants Antwerp (4-8) - Group B, 20:30 CET

Luka Rupnik came up with a BCL career-high 24 points in Antwerp's win in Belgium

  • Antwerp won 74-69 in the reverse fixture behind a BCL career-high 24 points from Luka Rupnik. The Slovenian guard is averaging 8.2 points per game on the road but 14.8 points per game at home.

  • Dentmon has scored 20 or more points in seven different games with Pau, more than any other player in the league this season. Dentmon has had only one game, against AEK on Gameday 8, where he scored fewer than 20 points, as he finished with 12.

  • Pau won all three home games in which they scored 80 or more points and lost the three home games in which they scored fewer than 80 points. Antwerp have lost 10 of their last 11 road games in the BCL, including all six games on the road so far this season.

  • Antwerp are the only team yet this season to see an opposition player registering a double- double.

Iberostar Tenerife (10-2) vs. VEF Riga (1-11) - Group C, 20:30 CET

Danish international Gabriel Lundberg led the way for Tenerife in Riga on Gameday 6

  • Tenerife won 68-64 in the reverse fixture in Latvia, behind 15 points from Gabriel Lundberg. VEF's Alexander Madsen had 14 points and 10 rebounds in that game, the only time this season that a Riga player posted a double-double.

  • Tenerife, who lost their most recent home game 89-84 to ERA Nymburk, have never lost consecutive games at home in the competition.

  • VEF are on an 11-game losing streak and if they lose on Tuesday they will tie Opava for the longest skid in the BCL. The Czech team had lost 12 in a row in the 2018-19 season. VEF have lost all of their six previous road games in the competition.

  • Tenerife's defense is the best in the league in absolute numbers, giving up a league-low 68 points per game. By contrast, VEF have the worst offense in the league, averaging 72 points per game.

  • Tenerife are the only team to have fielded 12 different starting lineups during the first 12 games of the season.