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26 things to look out for in Wednesday's games


MIES (Switzerland) - A lot can be decided during the course of the five Wednesday games with regards to the qualification race in Group A, Group D and Group F.

You can find details on this week's permutations here. Below there are 26 other things you need to know ahead of the five Wednesday games:

Hapoel Holon (3-1) v Telekom Baskets Bonn (2-2)

Group F - 17:45 CET - Riga, Latvia

Holon's C.J. Harris had 17 points in the reverse fixture in Germany

● Holon have won two of their previous three meetings with Bonn in the BCL, including the one-point win earlier this season (75-74). Holon have won four of their last five BCL games after losing their previous five.

● Bonn have already as many defeats in four games this season as they had in their 17 games in the 2022-23 season. The reigning champions are coming off a 92-82 loss to Bursaspor, but have not lost consecutive games in the Regular Season since January 2019, when they fell to Nanterre and Fribourg in back-to-back games.

● Holon are leading the BCL this season in three-point field goal percentage (45.8 percent) and. up until Tuesday's games, they were also the leaders in made triples, with 44 (on 96 attempts).

● On the other hand, Bonn are shooting 62 percent from two-point range and are (alongside JDA Bourgogne Dijon who average 63 percent from two) among the two teams with a two-point field goal percentage higher than 60 percent.

● Holon's C.J. Harris has scored 15+ points in five of his last six BCL games, including a 17-point display in the reverse fixture. However, Harris had 8 turnovers in that game, a joint league-high this season.

● Bonn's Brian Fobbs has scored a combined 43 points across his last two BCL games, after tallying 16 points in his first two games combined. He is the only player so far this season to have scored 20+ points off the bench in multiple games.

Bursaspor Info Yatirim (1-3) v Rio Breogan (2-2)

Group F - 18:00 CET - Bursa, Turkiye

It just keeps getting better and better- Anthony Brown has gone from strength to strength in the BCL

● Bursaspor are yet to win at home in the BCL, and they have up 90+ points in both games they have played in Bursa so far. All four of the games they have played in the competition so far were decided by a double-digit margin.

● Breogan are also a newcomer to the BCL but contrary to Bursaspor they won both games at home and lost both games they've played on the road. Breogan give up 85 points per game on the road, compared with 60 per contest at home.

● Bursaspor average 28.5 rebounds per game and Breogan 31.3, as he two teams at the bottom of the list in this season's BCL. Bursaspor's offensive rebounding rate is a league-low 20.8 percent (6.8 offensive boards per game), while Breogan are bottom of the league in defensive rebounds, with 19.8 per game.

● Anthony Brown's scoring tally is increasing incrementally with each passing BCL game, as he started with 6 points in his debut and then scored 13, 18, and 22 respectively. With his 22-point display against Hapoel Holon, Brown became the first Bursaspor player to score more than 20 points in a BCL game.

● Matas Jogela has scored in double digits in each of his four games with Breogan, after scoring 10+ points in only three of his 13 BCL appearances with Neptunas Klaiped. Jogela scored his BCL career-high 17 points in the reverse fixture, which is also the most points by a Breogan player in a BCL game.

Peristeri bwin (2-2) v Le Mans Sarthe Basket (2-2)

Group A - 18:30 CET - Athens, Greece

Joe Ragland is one double-double away from becoming the first to post 10 double-doubles in BCL history

● Peristeri have been alternating between wins and losses this BCL season, winning 90-87 over Falco Szombathely in their most recent BCL game. The Greek team's 28-point defeat to Le Mans in the
reverse fixture was their heaviest ever in the BCL.

● Le Mans, who are coming off an 85-78 win over Unicaja, are yet to win consecutive BCL games this season. They have a 2-9 record in their last 11 road games in the BCL and scored fewer than 80 points in 10 of those encounters.

● Peristeri's second unit scored more than 40 points in two of their last three BCL games, when the Greek team had never scored so many bench points in their previous 24 games in the competition. Peristeri have won five of the six BCL games in which they got more than 40 bench points, including both this season.

● Peristeri's Joe Ragland has posted 9 career double-doubles in the BCL, a joint-high in the competition alongside Marcelinho Huertas and D.J. Kennedy, but he is yet to register one since he joined Peristeri. Ragland is averaging 15.3 points and 10 assists per game in his last eight home games in the BCL.

● Matt Lewis of Le Mans has scored in double figures in three of his four games this season, with the only exception being the reverse fixture against Peristeri. Lewis is shooting an impressive 93 percent from two-point range (13 of 14 so far).

King Szczecin (1-3) v MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (2-2)

Group D - 18:30 CET - Szczecin, Poland

Jayvon Graves could be joining BCL royalty on Wednesday

● Szczecin gave up more than 80 points in each of their four games in the competition so far. Ludwigsburg won 82-78 in the reverse fixture in Germany despite trailing 67-59 at the end of the third quarter.

● Ludwigsburg have scored 90 or more points in three of their last five road games in the BCL, as many times as in their previous 30 games on the road.

● Szczecin have made more than 10 three-pointers in each of their two BCL games at home. By comparison, they average 6 three-pointers per game on the road. At home, they are shooting 41.1 percent from beyond the arc (23-of-56).

● Szczecin's Tony Meier has scored more than 10 points in all of his four BCL games with the Polish team, the first time he achieves that feat in his career in the competition. Meier made 3 or more three-pointers in each of his four games this season; Sasu Salin is the only player to have a longer run of games making 3+ three-pointers, with seven encounters in a row between May and December 2022.

● Ludwigsburg's Jayvon Graves has scored 20 or more points in each of his last three BCL games, after scoring 20+ in only two of his previous 16 league appearances. If Graves scores at least 20 in this game he will become the 10th player in BCL history to have had four consecutive 20-point games.

Unicaja (3-1) v Falco Vulcano Szombathely (1-3)

Group A - 20:30 CET - Malaga, Spain

Zoltan Perl scored a BCL career-high 31 points in his last outing

● Unicaja, who are coming off an 85-78 defeat at Le Mans, have never lost consecutive games in the BCL Regular Season.

● When Falco won 81-63 at Le Mans in their most recent road game, they ended a 7-game losing slide in BCL road games. However, Falco have never won consecutive road games in the competition and lost on all four of their previous four trips to Spain.

● Unicaja have an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2 as one of only two teams this season to have a ratio higher than 2. The other one is Bertram Derthona Tortona., who average 2.5 assists per turnover.

● Unicaja's Kendrick Perry has scored 15+ points in three of his last 13 BCL games, including the most recent against Le Mans, and those three games were the only ones he came off the bench in this 13-game span. Since January 2023, Perry has averaged 18.7 points per game off the bench and 10.2 points per game as a starter.

● Falco's Zoltan Perl scored a BCL career-high 31 points in the most recent game, against Peristeri, and has scored 13+ points in 11 of his last 12 BCL games. However, the only time he didn't reach double digits in this span was the reverse fixture against Unicaja, when he had 9 points.