Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's Gameday 14 fixtures
MIES (Switzerland) - The eight-game Tuesday slate includes the final games in Group C and Group D. There are no tickets out of the Regular Season remaining in either of these two groups, but the eight sides which have secured their trip to the Play-Offs are jostling for position in the final standings of each group.
Let's have a closer look at all eight Tuesday games:
Brose Bamberg (6-7) vs. Iberostar Tenerife (11-2) - Group C, 18:30 CET
Marcelinho Huertas is just two assists shy of setting a new Regular Season record
- Bamberg have won the last five games at home in which they scored more than 80 points. The German team averaged 82 points in their last five home games, winning four.
- Tenerife have won all five games against German teams in the competition, including the reverse fixture on Gameday 7, 82-64. The Spanish side won four of those five games by a double-digit margin.
- Bamberg commit a league-low (best) 10 turnovers per game on average. No other team averages fewer than 12.2 turnovers per game this season. Consequently, Bamberg are the team which gives up the fewest points off turnovers in the league, 10.9 per game.
- Tenerife have the best defense and give up 67.3 points per game on average, while no other team gives up fewer than 72.5 points per game. The Spanish side gave up fewer than 70 points in 10 of their 13 games so far.
- Marcelinho Huertas has 104 assists so far and needs two more to become the player with the most assists ever in a single BCL Regular Season. Aaron Johnson of Ventspils holds the record currently, with 105 assists in the 2018-19 Regular Season. Even if Huertas doesn’t dish a single assist on Tuesday, he will still average more than 8 assists per game, something no player has ever done in the competition.
ERA Nymburk (11-2) vs. Peristeri winmasters (8-5) - Group C, 18:30 CET
Steven Gray led Peristeri to victory in the reverse fixture with a game-high 19 points
- Nymburk have won five of their six home games so far this season, but even if they win on Tuesday they won't tie their historical record. In the 2016-17 season the Czech champions had won all seven of their Regular Season games at home.
- Peristeri have won games so far in their maiden season in the BCL and, interestingly, the only one of those victories that came by a double-digit point differential was the Greek team's 75-65 win over Nymburk in the reverse fixture.
- Nymburk give up a just 0.95 points per possession and together with Tenerife they are the only two teams in the league this season to give up fewer than 1 point per possession.
- Nymburk hold opponents to a league-low (best) 38 percent shooting from the field.
- Peristeri give up a league-low (best) 6.9 points fast-break points per game on average. No other team in the league gives up fewer than 9 fast-break points per game.
- Nymburk's Vojtech Hruban averaged 17.4 points in his last eight appearances, after averaging 11.2 points in his previous 50 games in the competition. Nymburk won eight of the nine games this season in which Hruban scored in double digits.
VEF Riga (1-12) vs. Nizhny Novgorod (8-5) - Group C, 18:30 CET
Brandon Brown is the only player this season with two or more games of at least 12 points and 12 assists
- VEF have tied Opava's negative record from the 2018-19 season for the longest losing streak in the competition. The Latvian side lost each of their two last games by a margin of 30 or more points. Opava are the only team to have lost three consecutive games by 30 or more points.
- Nizhny, who have lost their last three road games, have never lost four games on the road in the competition. Nizhny have not scored more than 80 points in any of their last eight road games, after doing so in five of their previous seven road games in the competition.
- VEF average a league-low 7.2 fast-break points, a league-low 10.5 points off turnovers, and a league-low 27.4 points in the paint per game.
- Nizhny give up a third-best 8.8 second-chance points per game on average. The only two teams ahead of Nizhny are Lietkabelis and PAOK, who give up 7.6 and 8.7 second-chance points, on average.
- Nizhny point guard Brandon Brown is the only player to have posted at least 12 points and 12 assists in multiple games this season. Nizhny won four of the five games in which Brown had 7 or more assists.
Gaziantep (3-10) vs. Mornar Bar (4-9) - Group C, 18:30 CET
Stevan Jelovac scored in double digits in each of Gaziantep's last four games
- Mornar have signed Isaiah Whitehead and Dario Hunt and parted ways with big man Mirza Begic.
- Gaziantep have lost six of their last seven games, with their two most recent defeats coming by a point-differential of at least 20. The Turkish team have never lost three consecutive games by a margin of 20 or more points.
- Mornar have lost 12 of their 13 road games in the competition. The Montenegro side lost all six games on the road this season, scoring an average of 70.2 points and giving up 84.0 points on average in those six encounters.
- Gaziantep average a league-low 7.2 second-chance points per game.
- Mornar average a league-low 14.2 assists per game. They dished 20 or more assists in just two of their 13 games so far this season, but one of those games was the reverse fixture on Gameday 7.
- Gaziantep’s Stevan Jelovac has had four games in a row scoring in double digits, as many as in his previous 13 games in the competition.
Happy Casa Brindisi (5-8) vs. Casademont Zaragoza (9-4) - Group D, 20:00 CET
Tyler Stone had a huge double-double of 27 points and 19 rebounds in the reverse fixture, but Zaragoza prevailed in double OT
- Zaragoza outlasted Brindisi 96-93 in a double overtime thriller, one of the most entertaining games of the season, when the two teams met in Spain on Gameday 7.
- Brindisi have won only one of their last five games, giving up more than 90 points in each of those five encounters. All five of their wins in the competition have come at home.
- Zaragoza are riding a five-game win streak. They averaged 86.8 points and gave up 72.4 points per game in that streak.
- Brindisi average 16.8 fast-break points per game. They are third in the league in that respect, behind Polski Cukier Torun and Anwil Wloclawek. Interestingly, none of these three teams managed to advance to the Play-Offs.
- Zaragoza led the league in rebounds with 42.8 per game, but also allow opponents 12.8 offensive boards per game on average. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem are the only other team to concede as many offensive rebounds.
- Brindisi's Tyler Stone is averaging 20.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1 block per game in his last eight appearances. He averaged 12 points, 5.2 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game in his first five games of the season.
Neptunas Klaipeda (5-8) vs. Falco Szombathely (6-7) - Group D, 20:00 CET
Zoltan Perl earned Gameday 7 MVP honors for his stellar performance in the reverse fixture
- Neptunas have lost seven of the eight games this season in which they were trailing at halftime, including the reverse fixture. Falco won that game 97-73 after leading 46-36 at halftime.
- Falco have won one of their six road games, giving up more than 90 points in two of their last three games on the road.
- Neptunas lead the league in made free-throws with 16.9 per game. The Lithuanian side also draw a league-high 22.2 fouls per game.
- Deividas Gailius of Neptunas averaged 20.2 points over his last six games, compared with 11.3 points on average in his first 12 games in the competition.
- Juvonte Reddic of Falco averages 18 points per game on the road, compared with 13.1 points per game at home.
PAOK (4-9) vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn (8-5) - Group D, 20:00 CET
Bonn have parted ways with coach Thomas Päch
- Bonn have parted ways with head coach Thomas Päch and assistant Chris O’Shea will be in charge of the German team in the Tuesday game. Meanwhile PAOK head coach Kostas Charalambidis has handed in his resignation, and his assistant Stathis Nerantzakis will coach the Thessaloniki team on Tuesday.
- PAOK won 85-83 in the reverse fixture on Gameday 7, in what was their first success against a German team in the BCL following six losses. PAOK also have a total of six losses against French teams in their four years in the competition.
- Bonn won four of the five games they have played against Greek teams in the BCL, and their only defeat was that against PAOK in the reverse fixture.
- PAOK gave up 80 or more points in 10 of their last 11 games. The Greek team had only given up so many points in only five of their previous 22 games in the competition. PAOK have won only six of the 25 games in which they gave up 80 or more points.
- Adam Smith leads PAOK in scoring with 16.7 points per game, 217 in total. No other PAOK player has ever scored more than 165 points in a BCL Regular Season.
- Bonn's Benjamin Simons averages 17.7 points in the last three games, compared with 9 points per game in the first 10 games this season. Simons averages 14.8 points per game as a starter (5 appearances) and 8.6 points per game off the bench (8 appearances).
JDA Dijon (8-5) vs. Besiktas Sompo Sigorta (7-6) - Group D, 20:00 CET
Besiktas have won four in a row in the BCL since Burak Biyiktay took over as head coach
- Dijon, who lost to Zaragoza in their most recent home game, haven’t lost consecutive games at home since November-December 2018. The French team have won five of the six games at home in which they have given up fewer than 80 points. They have won only one of the seven home games in which they gave up 80 or more points.
- Besiktas are on a four-game winning streak since coach Burak Biyiktay took the reins. The Turkish team had won four of their previous 12 games in the competition.
- Dijon force a league-high 17.8 turnovers per game and therefore average a league-high 20.2 points off turnovers.
- Dijon's Lamonte Ulmer averaged 16 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.2 steals in the last six games, after averaging 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1 steal in his previous six appearances.