Everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday's Round of 16 games
MIES (Switzerland) - Gameday 2 of the Round of 16 concludes on Wednesday as three teams hope to stave off elimination from the Play-offs with a win at home, while their rivals seek a road win that will hand them a 2-0 series sweep.
Let's have a closer look at each of the three Wednesday clashes:
Nizhny Novgorod vs. JDA Dijon (Dijon lead 1-0) - 17:00 CET
Nizhny hope Brandon Brown, who averaged 18.3 points over the past three games, will extend this purple patch
- Nizhny are riding a five-game winning streak at home, their longest in the competition. The Russian team had never before won more than two consecutive games at home in the BCL.
- Dijon lost their most recent road game but are yet to lose consecutive games on the road in the league this season. The French side average 85.6 points in their last five road games, after averaging 69.8 points in their first nine games on the road in the competition.
- Nizhny have won four games after trailing at the end of the third quarter, the most such comeback wins among all teams this season.
- Dijon have won 10 of the 11 games in which they scored 80 or more points and have lost all four games in which they scored fewer than 80 points this season.
- Dijon are leading the league in steals with 10.9 per game, and in points off turnovers, with 21.1 per game on average.
- Nizhny's Brandon Brown has averaged 18.3 points in his last three games, up from 7.3 points per game over his previous four games.
- David Holston, who had 21 points in Game 1, last scored 20 or more points in consecutive BCL games in December 2018. The Dijon point guard had more than 5 assists in each of his last six games, his longest such streak in the competition.
Besiktas Sompo Sigorta vs. Turk Telekom (Turk Telekom lead 1-0) - 18:00 CET
Turk Telekom wil be without Kyle Wiltjer (pictured) and Muhammed Baygül for the remainder of the series
- Turk Telekom announced at the weekend that Kyle Wiltjer and Muhammed Baygül will be sidelined through injuries 'for the next three to four weeks', which means that both players will miss the remainder of this series. The Ankara side are expecting C.J. Harris to return from injury this week, although he might not be cleared to play in time for Wednesday's game.
- Besiktas are yet to win a BCL game against a fellow Turkish team, counting three losses in as many such encounters. The Istanbul black-and-whites have scored more than 80 points against a team from their country only once.
- Besiktas won their four most recent home games in the BCL after losing three of the previous four games at home. This is Besiktas's longest winning streak at home since a six-game streak between October 2017 and January 2018.
- Turk Telekom are riding a six-game winning streak, which is the longest in the competition for the BCL debutants. They averaged 89 points per game during that span, up from 80.9 points per game in their first nine contests.
- Besiktas have the second-best defensive rebounding ratio in the league, collecting 73.1 percent of available boards on their defensive glass.
- Turk Telekom are shooting a league-best 50.2 percent from the floor, including a league-best 40.5 percent from three-point range. No team in competition history has ever had a field goal percentage of 50 percent or more and a three-point field goal percentage of 40 percent or more for the entire season.
- Toddrick Gotcher, who led Besiktas in scoring in Game 1 with 16 points, averaged 16 points per game in his four most recent home games in the BCL, up from averaging 6.7 points in his previous three home games in the competition.
Peristeri winmasters vs. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (Hapoel lead 1-0) - 20:30 CET
James Feldeine, who last missed from the line in October, has made 34 free-throws in a row
- The game will be played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak, in accordance with Greek Health Ministry guidance. Game 1 of the series in Israel was also played behind closed doors last week, for the same reason.
- Peristeri, who are on a two-game losing skid, have never lost three in a row in the BCL since debuting in the competition in October. Game 1, which ended in a 91-78 win for Hapoel, was the first time the Athens team gave up more than 90 points in a BCL game.
- Hapoel have won their last three road games in the BCL, after losing four of their previous five games on the road. The Israeli side averaged 96 points per game in their last five BCL contests, up from 82.8 points per game in their previous six contests.
- Peristeri's defense allows opponents to score only 25.5 field goals per game, a joint league-best alongside ERA Nymburk. The Greek team allow a league-best 16.3 made two-point shots per game on average.
- Hapoel score a league-best 1.21 points per possession and average 89.7 points per game, also a league-best this season.
- Hapoel made at least 11 three-pointers in each of their last five games, as many times as in their previous 10 games in the competition.
- Peristeri's Yannick Moreira, who had a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds in Game 1, has averaged 18 points per game in his last five appearances in the BCL, up from 7.5 points per game in his previous 11 appearances in the competition. The big man averaged 4.8 points per game in his previous four appearances in the BCL Play-Offs.
- Hapoel's James Feldeine has made his last 34 free-throws in a row, the longest such streak in the league this season. Feldeine's last miss from the foul line was in the October 23 game against AEK. The Hapoel guard is of course leading the league in made free-throws, with 46 so far.