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Seven things to look out for in Lenovo Tenerife vs. Tofas Bursa Game 3

MIES (Switzerland) - The last of the Quarter-Finals series concludes on Wednesday and either Lenovo Tenerife or Tofas Bursa will clinch the final ticket to the Belgrade Final Four.

Here are six things you need to know ahead of the win-or-go-home Game 3 in this series:

Lenovo Tenerife vs. Tofas Bursa (series tied 1-1)

Game 3 - 20:00 CET - San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain

Kyle Guy is the only player this BCL season with five +25-point games - can he make it six on Wednesday?

● This is the fourth time Tenerife go into Game 3 in a best-of-three series in the BCL. They played all three of those do-or-die games at home and have a perfect 3-0 record so far.

● Tenerife give a new meaning to the phrase 'home fortress' as they hold the longest active winning streak at home in the BCL, 21-0 in their last 21 home games. Tenerife also have the BCL record when it comes to post-Regular Season wins at home, as they are 26-1 at home in the 27 games they have played on the island in the Round of 16 and the Quarter-Finals. Their only loss was to fellow Spanish side UCAM Murcia in the Round of 16 in March 2018.

● Tofas are 0-4 in their last four road games in the BCL and 0-6 on their previous six trips to Spain. However, Tofas can take courage from the fact they were the only team, out of the five that played a Game 3 on the road in the Play-ins earlier this season, to win that decider. They pulled off an 84-71 at PAOK mateco to win the series on the road.

● Tenerife lead the league this season in free-throw shooting percentage, as they convert at a rate of 83.1 percent from the line. Tofas are not far behind though, as they are the fourth-leading team, averaging 78 percent from the free-throw line.

● Tofas meanwhile are the third-leading team in this season's BCL, and the top team among all Quarter-Finalists, in made free-throws, averaging 18.5 per game, In Game 2 of the series in fact, Tofas tied their all-time high in the BCL with 25 made free-throws, on just 27 attempts.

● Tenerife's Kyle Guy has scored 25 or more points in five BCL games so far, more than any other player this season. Tenerife had one player scoring 30 or more points in each of their last three games - Marcelinho Huertas had 31 points against Peristeri bwin and then dropped 30 points in Game against Tofas, while Guy had 34 points in Game 2 against Tofas. How unusual is this? There were only two games, in the previous 134 games Tenerife had played in the BCL, in which one of their players scored 30 points.

● J.J. O’Brien of Tofas scored exactly 21 points in each of the first two games of this series, after scoring 20 or more points in only one of his first 15 BCL appearances. O’Brien is averaging 14.2 points per game on the road in the BCL this season, compared with 9.5 points per game at home.