05 October, 2021
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Wednesday Play-In games preview: Two teams looking to sweep, three more series get underway

MIES (Switzerland) - After the two Play-In games scheduled for January 11 were postponed, the next games will now be on January 12 and will feature a full five-game slate with two teams looking to sweep their series.

Here's a look at the five Play-In games on Wednesday:

Game 2: H3 Besiktas Icrypex vs. G2 Hapoel U-NET Holon (Besiktas lead series 1-0)

Where: Istanbul, Turkey

When: 20:00

Game 1: Besiktas defeated Holon 73-72 on a game-winning shot by Isaiah Whitehead:


  • Besiktas' narrow 73-72 win over Holon was their first in a Play-In/Playoff game, after losing seven of their previous eight games at that stage.
  • Holon have lost their last two away games in the BCL but have not lost more in a row since losing their first nine away games in the competition; only five of the 16 teams that lost the first leg at home in a BCL knockout tie managed to progress to the next stage in the history of the competition.
  • Besiktas have scored 22.9 shots per game from two-point, the most of any team in the BCL in 2021-22; 59% of their total points have been scored from two-point territory, the third highest in the league this season.
  • Holon have conceded 32.6 points per game in the first half, the fewest by any team in the BCL in 2021-22; they have won the first quarter by an average differential of 6.7 points, the highest margin in the league this season.
  • Besiktas' Isaiah Whitehead scored 21 points in the first leg, the most of any player on the court that day; Whitehead has scored more than 10 points in six of his seven appearances in the BCL but is yet to score 15+ points in consecutive league games.

Game 2: E3 PAOK mateco vs. F2 SIG Strasbourg (Strasbourg lead series 1-0)

Where: Thessaloniki, Greece

When: 19:30

Game 1: Strasbourg defeated PAOK 105-78:


  • PAOK have lost their last three BCL games, a defeat against Strasbourg would equal their longest losing streak in a single season (L4 in 2019-20); they have won two and lost two of their previous four encounters at home against French teams.
  • Strasbourg have won three of their last four away games in the BCL after losing six of the previous eight; they have won only one of their six away games in the Play-Ins/Playoffs in the BCL but it was the most recent one, against Nizhny Novgorod last year (97-87).
  • Strasbourg have won 73% of the rebounds disputed on their defensive basket, the highest rebounding percentage of any team in the BCL this season.
  • PAOK's Marvin Jones has recorded three double-doubles in the BCL this season, including in the last game against Strasbourg (18pts, 13reb), tied for the most alongside Gytis Radzevicius.
  • Strasbourg's Jaromir Bohacik scored 20 points in the last game against PAOK but has never scored 20+ points in consecutive BCL games; he made 7/7 free-throws during that game, extending his current run of 33 consecutive free-throws without a miss in the competition.

Game 1: B2 Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem (3-3) vs. A3 Prometey (3-3)

Where: Jerusalem, Israel

When: 21:00



  • Jerusalem have won their last three games in the BCL after winning just two of their previous 10 in the competition; they have scored 86 points per game in their last three league encounters after scoring just 72 in the first three.
  • Prometey have won their last two games in the BCL but have never won more in a row; two of their three wins in the competition have come while playing away from home.
  • Jerusalem have grabbed 29 defensive rebounds per game, more than any other team in the BCL in 2021-22, while Prometey have grabbed 41.5 rebounds per game, the most in the league this season.
  • Retin Obasohan combined for 19 points, 12 assists and five steals in his most recent BCL appearance (vs. BAXI Manresa), becoming only the third player ever with 15+ points, 10+ assists and 5+ steals in a single league game; he is averaging 20.3 points, 8.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game in his last three matches with Jerusalem in the BCL.
  • Prometey's Chris Dowe has scored 10+ points in his last six BCL games, the longest such sequence for him in the competition; Prometey have won the three games in which Dowe has scored 15+ points and have lost the three in which he has scored fewer than that.

Game 1: A2 Lenovo Tenerife (4-2) vs. B3 Pinar Karsiyaka (3-3)

Where: San Cristobal de La Laguna, Spain

When: 19:30


  • Tenerife have lost their most recent home game but have never lost consecutive games at home in the BCL before; four of Tenerife's last five games have ended with a differential of more than 10 points.
  • Karsiyaka have won their most recent away game but have alternated between wins and losses in their last 10 games on the road in the BCL; they have won just two of their eight games away from home in the Playoffs.
  • Tenerife have seen their opponents having an effective field goal percentage (eFG%) of 45.8%, the best defensive record amongst all teams in the league this season; they have also allowed their opponents to dish out only 14.0 assists per game, the lowest in the league in 2021-22.
  • Tenerife's Giorgi Shermadini has scored in double-digits in each of his last 12 games with Lenovo Tenerife in the BCL, his longest run in the competition; this season he has scored at least 14 points in each of his three appearances, making 70.8% of his attempted field goals.
  • Karsiyaka's Bonzie Colson has scored more than 20 points in two of his three away games with Karsiyaka in the BCL in 2021-22; Colson is averaging 16.3 points per game when playing on the road and only 12.0 when playing at home in the league this season.

Game 1: D2 Nutribullet Treviso (4-2) vs. C3 Lavrio Megabolt (3-3)

Where: Treviso, Italy

When: 20:30



  • Treviso have won four of their six BCL games, including each of their three home games in the competition.
  • Lavrio have lost their three away games in the BCL, each by a double-digit margin and by an average margin of 17 points.
  • Lavrio have scored just 30.2 points per game in the second half, the fewest of any team in the BCL in 2021-22; they have lost the fourth quarter by an average of 4.0 points, the highest negative differential in the final 10 minutes of any team in the league this season.
  • Treviso's Aaron Jones has grabbed 9.0 rebounds per game, the highest average of any player in the BCL this season; Jones has grabbed 10+ rebounds in each of his last four games in the competition, including 17 in his most recent appearance (vs AEK), which was the highest by any player this season.
  • Dimitrios Kaklamanakis is the only player to have scored 10+ points in each of Lavrio's six games in the BCL in 2021-22; he is also the only player combining for a double-double within the Greek roster – he has done it twice.