17 October, 2023
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14 things to look out for in Wednesday's Quarter-Finals

MIES (Switzerland) - Wednesday sees Games 2 taking place across the remaining two Quarter-Final series. Both road teams are looking to close out their series with a win, while both home teams are hoping to prolong their series.

Reminder: The Quarter-Finals are best-of-three series, meaning that the first team that reaches two wins advances to the Final Four in Belgrade.

Here are 14 things you need to know ahead of the two Wednesday games:

Tofas Bursa vs. Lenovo Tenerife (Tenerife lead the series 1-0)

Game 2 - 18:00 CET - Bursa, Turkiye

Cassius Winston has been on a tear over the last three BCL games

● The two teams have met three times in BCL history (all three in the Quarter-Finals phase) and Tenerife lead 3-0, but all three games were decided by margins of up to 6 points.

● Tofas are 0-4 in their last four home games against teams from Spain.

● Tenerife are 0-2 in their last two road games in the BCL, tying their longest ever losing slide on the road in competition history. They have lost four road games in total this BCL season, which is also their most road defeats in a single BCL campaign.

● Tofas lead the league in defensive rebounds this season, with 26.9 per game. They out-rebounded Tenerife not only in Game 1 last week, but also in both games of their series two seasons ago.

● Cassius Winston of Tofas scored 19 or more points in each of his last three BCL games, a mark he had reached only twice in his first 12 BCL games. Winston had 5 or more assists in eight of his last 11 BCL games and in both his most recent home games.

● Tenerife's Marcelinho Huertas, who scored 30 or more points in each of his last two BCL games, had never had a 30-point game in any of his first 76 BCL appearances. The Brazilian has become only the second player in BCL history to register back-to-back 30+ point games, following Maurice Kemp. Huertas is also averaging 7.7 assists per game on the road this season.

Peristeri bwin vs. Telekom Baskets Bonn (Bonn lead the series 1-0)

Game 2 - 18:30 CET - Athens, Greece

When we say Joe Ragland is leading the BCL in double-doubles, we include not only players, but entire teams

● Peristeri, who are 2-0 in their last two home games in the BCL, have never three home games in a row in a single BCL season.

● Peristeri are 9-3 in their last 12 home games in the BCL (this number also includes last season's games). Peristeri's six most recent home games were decided by single-point margins.

● Bonn are 12-2 in their last 14 road games in the BCL ((this number also includes last season's games) but the two defeats came within the most recent four-game span.

● Bonn were trailing their hosts at the end of the 3rd quarter in each of their last five road games, but they ended up winning three of the five.

● Peristeri are the best three-point shooting team among the eight that made it to the Quarter-Finals, knocking down 38.8 percent of their shots from downtown.

● Bonn's perimeter defense however is well equipped to deal with this, as they hold opponents to 29.5 percent three-point shooting. Bonn are among the only four BCL teams this season to hold opponents to a three-point field goal percentage lower than 30 percent.

● Peristeri's Joe Ragland has a total of seven double-doubles this BCL season, which is not only more than any other player, but also more than all 32 BCL teams this season (no team this season has more than 5 double-doubles combined). Ragland has averaged 15.3 points and 11.3 assists over his four BCL games at home in 2024, registering three double-doubles in the process.

● Bonn's Glynn Watson has averaged 18 points over his last two road games in the BCL after averaging 10 points over his first four road games in the competition. Watson made at least 3 three-pointers in each of his last two road games, a mark he hadn't reached in any of his previous BCL games on the road.