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The final action of 2020 will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday, and Round 17 will offer a large batch of exciting festive actions to mark the midpoint of Turkish Airlines’ EuroLeague regular season. Here are some stories to note.

Efes, real in heavyweight showdown

After winning FC Barcelona last week, Anadolu Efes Istanbul (8-8) will continue to move up the rankings against the reputed Spanish Real Madrid (11-5). Efes is only one win below the playoff position, but Real has won ten of the last 11 games in five consecutive games, taking second place share with Barcelona. For Efes, a particularly welcome aspect of last week’s victory was Keyman’s return to Shane Larkin’s form. Shane Larkin scored 23 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists after scoring a total of 8 points, 1 rebound and 3 assists in the previous two games. Scoring stars are still back in top form after missing some games earlier this season due to injuries. Defeating Barca was a very encouraging sign that Larkin would soon be accumulating points each week. Meanwhile, Real Big Man Walter Tavares has been the best player in the last few weeks, winning four consecutive double-doubles and scoring an amazing average PIR of 27.7 in the last six games. Therefore, the battle for hegemony between Larkin’s perimeter shooting and Tavares’ internal domination could be the key to determining this powerful encounter.

McCabi, Zenit aims to maintain momentum

An interesting contest will be held on Tuesday night at Menorami Butachim Arena. McCaviplaty Tel Aviv (7-9) aims to win three consecutive victories at the dangerous Zenit St. Petersburg (9-5)’s first EuroLeague meeting. In Israel. McCabi has won four of the last five games and is approaching the playoff position. Zenit has been impressive throughout the season and arguably the best performance ever last week. This is a 29 point thrashing for the Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. McCavi is the best rebound team in the EuroLeague, with an average board count of 35.9 per game, while Zenit is 11th in the category with a rebound of 31.2. As a result, Russian teams need to prepare for large-scale physical battles within the paint. However, Zenit plays a controlled and disciplined game that can limit the chances of scoring and force the opponent to shoot tough. This can be a serious test of host patience, as McCabi has the second worst true shoot rate (46.9%) in the league.

Bayern, Barca Top 4

Barcelona (11-5) suffered a series of defeats for the first time this season due to a retreat in Istanbul last week. Sarnas Jasikevisius’ subordinates are tasked with bouncing off in an away game with FC Bayern Munich (10-6) on Wednesday. This is the number one direct rival of the most important top four. Bayern lost in the last two games, but won three games in a row at Audi Dome, demonstrating excellent defense and scoring only 68.3 points per game. However, the German side also suffered from scoring problems and could not reach 80 points in any of the last four games. Hoping to welcome athlete tycoon Brandon Davy’s after a calf problem, Barca boasts the best defense in the competition, averaging just 72.6 points per game. So everything shows that this is a tight, low-scoring battle between two teams who play the game at their own pace and make life difficult for their opponents.

Radonji’s eyes win the second start

After Round 16 was over, coach changes were made and Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (5-11) replaced Sasa Obradovic with Dejan Radonjic. Dejan Radonjic arrives on the club bench with a second spell. Radonji led Zvezda to the 2014 7DAYS EuroCup semifinals and the 2016 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague playoffs. He also won three Adriatic League Championships, three Serbian League Crowns and three Serbian Cups, and was the first stint in the club from 2013 to 2017. .. Radonzić’s second spell begins Wednesday at a home meeting with Panatinikos OPAP Athens (5-10), as club enthusiasts hope his return will lead to a similar slice of glory. Starting a playoff challenge later in the season, away from the feet of the standings, is an important game between two direct rivals in the fight. As a result, the impact of the results could remain well beyond the final week of 2020, so so far we anticipate a fierce contest between the two teams struggling for consistency, despite showing a momentary promise. Will be done.

Hines welcomes ex-teammates

Kyle Hines leads AX Armani Exchange Milan (9-6) and the most successful player in the last decade in the fight against the rampant standings leader CSKA Moscow (13-3) is his former teammate. Aims to give you a cold welcome. Wednesday’s late tip-off fashion capital. Hines proudly wore CSKA’s red jersey for seven seasons and 218 games, winning the EuroLeague title in 2016 and 2019, and then in the summer in Milan with former CSKA coach Ettore Messina and point guard Sergio. Reunited with Rodriguez. He soon became a key member of the Milan team, averaging the fourth longest playing time (23:50 per game). This week he tries to slow down the man who replaced him in Moscow, Nikola Mirchinov. Serbian tycoons have been spectacular in maintaining CSKA’s current 11-game win, averaging 13.3 points, 12 rebounds and 25.0 PIRs in the last four games. With the help of Zack Lady, the internal scrap between Hines and Miltinov will be a key element of the Wednesday night showdown and will provide an exciting finale for Turkish Airlines’ action in the EuroLeague in 2020. I promise.

– NBA Sports

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