2017-18Regular SeasonRound 12
December 14, 2017 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 BROSE ARENA
Baltic: VIASAT SPORT BALTIC, VIAPLAY
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 4
France: RECORD
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
United Kingdom -: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Israel: SPORT 5 LIVE
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Romania: DIGI SPORT2
Germany: TELEKOM SPORT
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 3

Records

5-6 Regular Season 9-2
5-6 Overall 9-2

Officials

Crew Chief
JAVOR, DAMIR, Slovenia
Umpire 1
GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS, Spain
Umpire 2
BISSANG, JOSEPH, France

The Take

Brose Bamberg (5-6) will look to snap a two-game losing streak when it welcomes co-leader Olympiacos Piraeus (9-2) to Freak City. This will be the seventh time these sides meet in EuroLeague competition with the German champs having won all three games in Bamberg to date. The hosts are led by combo guard Ricky Hickman (13.6 ppg.) and big men Augustine Rubit (10.5 ppg.) and Dorell Wright (10.0 ppg., 5.3 rpg.). Olympiacos, currently on a five-game winning streak, has its main man in forward Georgios Printezis (12.6 ppg.), followed by Janis Strelnieks (10.2 ppg.) and Jamel McLean (8.7 ppg.). Strelnieks and backcourt mate Brian Roberts are both former Brose stars, while counterpart Daniel Hackett arrived in Bamberg over the summer after playing for Olympiacos last season. The hosts have the top-ranked defense in the league (72.6 ppg. allowed), but both teams rank among the four weakest offenses in the EuroLeague, so this game screams defense from tip-off. Olympiacos has been strong under the glass this season (36.3 rpg.). The Reds have Vassilis Spanoulis back, but he has not found his competition rhythm yet and Brose will look to capitalize on that in front of its fans. The hosts have shown great willpower and desire with unfathomable come-from-behind wins at home this season, so this game will take 40 tough minutes to decide the victor.
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Brose Bamberg
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 HACKETT, DANIEL G 1.97 29
2 HICKMAN, RICKY G 1.89 32
3 WRIGHT, DORELL F 2.06 32
6 ZISIS, NIKOS G 1.97 34
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ G 1.91 22
8 STAIGER, LUCCA G 1.96 29
9 MITROVIC, LUKA F 2.05 24
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 24
16 OLINDE, LOUIS F 2.05 19
17 EDIGIN, EDDY C 2.01 22
20 HARRIS, ELIAS F 2.03 28
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE F 2.01 28
24 MCDOWELL-WHITE, WILLIAM G 1.95 19
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK F 1.98 25
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 27
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE G 1.95 31
Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MCLEAN, JAMEL C 2.03 29
4 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS G 1.88 21
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.07 23
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 35
10 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIOS F 2.08 22
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 22
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS G 1.91 28
14 TILLIE, KIM F 2.10 29
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 32
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 27
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 27
19 ARSENOPOULOS, NIKOLAOS G 1.95 17
22 ROBERTS, BRIAN G 1.88 32
31 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS C 2.10 28
33 WILTJER, KYLE F 2.08 25
34 THOMPSON, HOLLIS F 2.03 26

Player Stats

Hickman, R. / 13.6 Rubit, A. / 10.5 Wright, D. / 10.0
Wright, D. / 5.3 Rubit, A. / 5.2
Hackett, D. / 3.1 Zisis, N. / 3.0 Hickman, R. / 2.7
Hickman, R. / 1.5 Wright, D. / 1.3
Wright, D. / 0.8
2PT
Rubit, A. / 57.7 % Mitrovic, L. / 52.8 % Radosevic, L. / 52.5 %
Milutinov, N. / 58.6 % McLean, J. / 56.3 % Strelnieks, J. / 53.1 %
3PT
Staiger, L. / 47.8 % Taylor, B. / 43.3 % Hickman, R. / 37.7 %
Strelnieks, J. / 48.7 % Roberts, B. / 42.3 % Papanikolaou, K. / 37.9 %
FT
Hickman, R. / 87.2 % Rubit, A. / 87.2 %
McLean, J. / 68.6 % Papanikolaou, K. / 67.6 % Printezis, G. / 64.9 %
PIR
Rubit, A. / 13.3 Hickman, R. / 11.6 Wright, D. / 10.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
74.7 Points 77.6
30.5 Rebounds 36.3
8.8 O. Rebounds 10.5
21.7 D. Rebounds 25.8
15.4 Assists 15.2
5.0 Steals 6.2
2.1 Blocks 2.1
49.0 % 2PT 52.7 %
37.4 % 3PT 32.3 %
81.6 % FT 74.2 %
75.6 PIR 86.2

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.5 Points 72.6
32.9 Rebounds 33.6
8.2 O. Rebounds 9.9
24.7 D. Rebounds 23.7
16.8 Assists 12.8
4.5 Steals 6.3
3.1 Blocks 2.5
54.2 % 2PT 49.3 %
41.5 % 3PT 31.9 %
75.6 % FT 73.6 %
92.3 PIR 71.5

Head Coaches

TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Bamberg
"When you play against Olympiacos you have to play against a Greek god, this is Spanoulis. And against the most effective four man in this moment in Europe, that is Printezis. Plus the thing that nobody should forget, that you have to face one of the best defensive units of the entire EuroLeague. We have to play very smart, efficient, consistent game on both ends of the floor."
SFAIROPOULOS, IOANNIS
Olympiacos Piraeus
"Brose is a good team. They had the same style for years and that makes them competitive. It's always hard to play in Bamberg because of the atmosphere created by the fans. We have to stay focused during the game and execute our plan if we want to win. We are missing Milutinov and Agravanis and Printezis travelled with us but we're not sure if he'll be able to play. Papapetrou is ready for the game."

Players

HACKETT, DANIEL
Brose Bamberg
"It won’t be an easy game. They are one of the best teams in Europe. It will be important for us coming to the game focused and ready for a physical battle. For me it’s a game against a former team. Of course, it’s special to see your former teammates. But once the ball goes up the focus will be only on winning the game."
TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS
Olympiacos Piraeus
"The fact that w enever won in Bamberg gives us some extra motivation. We want to take the win and remain at the top of the standings. We must play good defense and follow the coaches plan."

Brose Bamberg vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

· Brose is 3-0 in home games against Olympiacos.

· Big men Leon Radosevic of Brose and Jamel McLean of Olympiacos were teammates at ALBA Berlin during the 2014-15 season.

· Brose guard Ricky Hickman and Olympiacos big man McLean were teammates at AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan last season.

· Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Papanikolaou and Georgios Printezis all played under current Brose Coach Andrea Trinchieri on the Greek national team at EuroBasket 2013.

· Spanoulis, Printezis, Papanikolaou and Vangelis Mantzaris have been teammates with Nikos Zisis on the Greek national team.

· Daniel Hackett played for Olympiacos the last two seasons. He was a teammate of the majority of Olympiacos's current players.

· Janis Strelnieks played the last three seasons at Bamberg and helped it win a pair of German League titles. He was a teammate of most of the current Brose players and played under Coach Andrea Trinchieri.

· Olympiacos guard Brian Roberts played three seasons for Brose, from 2009 to 2012, and made his EuroLeague debut there.

· Leon Radosevic posted his career high with 3 blocks for Brose against Olympiacos Piraeus in March 2016.

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Brose Bamberg

Roster
Bryce Taylor, Luka Mitrovic and Elias Harris all missed Round 11 with injuries. Harris is yet to make an appearance this season.
Taylor suffered a muscle tear in his right calf and is out of action indefinitely.
William McDowell-White made his EuroLeague debut last week.
Malik Muller is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Coach Trinchieri has used 10 different players in the Brose starting lineup so far this season.
Brose signed center Dejan Musli from Unicaja last week, but he is not eligible to play for his new team in the EuroLeague until Round 15.
Streaks
Ricky Hickman has made at least 1 three-pointer in 15 of his last 16 EuroLeague games.
Maodo Lo has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Ricky Hickman is tied for fourth among qualified EuroLeague players this season with 1.6 steals per game.
Records/Milestones
Nikos Zisis is third on the list of career EuroLeague appearances with 292.
Zisis sits seventh on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 836 assists. FC Barcelona Lassa playmaker Thomas Heurtel is sixth with 890 and counting.
Daniel Hackett is 5 three-pointers away from his 100th EuroLeague triple.
Hackett needs 8 assists to reach 400 for his EuroLeague career.

Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster
Nikola Milutinov will miss the trip to Bamberg with an ankle sprain, the club announced.
Georgios Printezis didn't finish the last Greek League game due to back problems, but will travel to Bamberg.
Ioannis Papapetrou missed the last EuroLeague game, but he too will travel to Bamberg.
Vassilis Spanoulis made his season debut in Round 11.
Dimitris Agravanis missed the Round 10 and Round 11 games due to injury.
Streaks
Vassilis Spanoulis has hit at least one three-point shot in 11 straight EuroLeague games.
Janis Strelnieks has made at least one three-point shot in six straight and 19 of his last 20 EuroLeague games.
Strelnieks has made 24 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Hollis Thompson has recorded at least 1 steal in each of the last five EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Janis Strelnieks led the EuroLeague in assist-to-turnover ratio last season at 2.92.
Strelnieks is second on the all-time EuroLeague charts in free throw accuracy at 92.98%.
Records/Milestones
Vassilis Spanoulis is ranked second on the all-time charts with 3,407 points total for his career.
Spanoulis is the competition's all-time leader in free throws made with 917.
Spanoulis needs 4 more rebounds to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.
Spanoulis needs 2 more three-pointers to tie his former teammate Dimitris Diamantidis (372) for sixth-place on the EuroLeague all-time charts. Retired CSKA great J.R. Holden (377) is fifth.
Spanoulis is second on the EuroLeague's all-time list of assists with 1,156. Dimitris Diamantidis is the record holder with 1,255.
Georgios Printezis is ranked 13th on the all-time charts with 2,397 points total for his career. He needs 11 more to catch Ioannis Bourousis (2,408) for 12th place. Dimitris Diamantidis (2,495) is in 10th place.
Georgios Printezis is ranked 14th on the all-time charts with 968 rebounds for his career. He needs 1 more to catch Dimitris Diamantidis and Denis Marconato who are in a share of 12th place with 969 apiece.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
4 - 2
Brose Bamberg Olympiacos Piraeus
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Brose Bamberg
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 3-0
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 1-2
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. Brose Bamberg: 2-1
Away record vs. Brose Bamberg: 0-3

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 27 January 2017 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 83 - 77 Brose Bamberg
2016-17 22 December 2016 Regular Season Brose Bamberg 82 - 68 Olympiacos Piraeus
2015-16 10 March 2016 Top 16 Brose Baskets Bamberg 72 - 71 Olympiacos Piraeus
2015-16 15 January 2016 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 72 - 77 Brose Baskets Bamberg
2010-11 02 December 2010 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 86 - 69 Brose Baskets Bamberg
2010-11 27 October 2010 Regular Season Brose Baskets Bamberg 73 - 61 Olympiacos Piraeus