ANA vs ASV : Two teams looking to shake off Round 12 losses meet on Tuesday when Anadolu Efes Istanbul hosts LDLD ASVEL Villeurbanne during a makeup game from Round 5. Efes (6-5) had won back-to-back games and five of six before scoring a season-low 59 points last week during a loss at TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz. ASVEL (3-7) had also won two during a row before arising short last week at Real Madrid.
Efes boasts a 4-0 record in past games against ASVEL within the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague. While the 2 meetings in France are relatively close, Efes has dominated in Istanbul. It held ASVEL to a club-low in scoring during a 69-44 victory in November 2003. Last season, Shane Larkin dominated with 29 points and seven assists during a 101-74 victory.
Point guards Shane Larkin of Efes and Norris Cole of ASVEL pull tons of the strings when their teams are playing well. Larkin (14.8 ppg., 5.0 apg.), who led the season in scoring last season, missed the beginning of this season and has not yet returned to his top form. Cole (13.7 ppg., 4.7 apg.) missed time this season and therefore the team was winless with him on the sidelines, but 3-3 with a healthy Cole. These two stars will have major roles during this game.
When the Efes attack is on, it’s a troublesome team to beat; Coach Ataman’s men are 5-0 this season once they have scored a minimum of 80 points. However, a rash of injuries that has shortened the club’s rotation has slowed the attack and Efes has did not get to 80 in three of its last four games. If Tibor Pleiss is unable to play, the power of Sertac Sanli and Chris Singleton to hamper Moustapha Fall might be decisive.
ASVEL has committed the foremost turnovers within the league (16.0 per game) and brought the fewest offensive rebounds (7.6 per game), which are both numbers that don’t smile on a team’s record. the power to chop down on giveaways and to urge more second-chance opportunities should end in more possessions and more chances to attain , which might be the difference against Efes.
Anadolu Efes vs LDLC Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne – Key Players Team News
- Shane Larkin
- Vasilije Micić
- Bryant Dunston
LDLC Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne (ASV) – Key Players
- Norris Cole
- William Howard
- Ismael Bako
Anadolu Efes vs LDLC Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne
Anadolu Efes: W – 3, L – 2
LDLC Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne: W – 2, L – 3
Anadolu Efes vs LDLC Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne – Team Squad
Anadolu Efes (ANA):
Vasilije Micić, Krunoslav Simon, Tibor Pleiss, Rodrigue Beaubois, Adrien Moerman, Shane Larkin, Bryant Dunston, Chris Singleton, James Anderson, Doğuş Balbay, Sertaç Şanlı, Buğrahan Tuncer, Erten Gazi, Tolga Gecim, Yiğitcan Saybir
LDLC Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne (ASV):
Norris Cole, Moustapha Fall, David Lighty, Guerschon Yabusele, Charles Kahudi, Allerik Juwan Freeman, Antoine Diot, Amine Noua, William Howard, Paul Lacombe, Ismael Bako, Rihards Lomazs, Matthew Strazel, Kevarrius Keshawn Hayes, Elwin Ndjock, Kymany Houinsou, Matt Marsh
Anadolu Efes vs LDLC Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne – Probable Lineups
Shane Larkin, Vasilije Micić, Bryant Dunston, Rodrigue Beaubois, Chris Singleton,
LDLC Asvel Lyon-Villeurbanne:
Norris Cole, William Howard, Ismael Bako, David Lighty, Charles Kahudi,