Regular Season Round 10 - December 19, 2014 CET: 18:00 Local time: 20:00 - CEC NAGORNY

Records

Ave.   Ave.
4-5 Regular Season 5-4
4-5 Overall 5-4

Referees

Crew Chief
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA, Serbia
Referee
ANASTOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS, Greece
Umpire
HALLIKO, AARE, Estonia

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
76.2 Points 75.2
35.8 Rebounds 33.6
11.3 O. Rebounds 7.3
24.4 D. Rebounds 26.2
16.7 Assists 16.3
7.3 Steals 5.7
3.6 Blocks 3.2
15.3 Turnovers 12.8
45.9 % 2PT 56.7 %
38.2 % 3PT 34.3 %
74.0 % FT 74.2 %
78.8 Index 87.9

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
20.0 / Rochestie Points 15.9 / Langford
7.4 / Thompkins Rebounds 5.9 / Fischer
2.3 / Parakhouski OR 1.2 / Fischer
5.2 / Thompkins DR 4.7 / Fischer
5.6 / Rochestie Assists 3.9 / Kaimakoglou
2.6 / Kinsey Steals 1.6 / Kaimakoglou
1.6 / Parakhouski Blocks 1.4 / Fischer
3.1 / Rochestie Turnovers 2.2 / Langford
57.1 % / Ivlev 2PT 83.3 % / Sanikidze
51.2 % / Rochestie 3PT 42.9 % / Bykov
89.2 % / Rochestie FT 88.9 % / Zisis
20.0 / Rochestie Index 19.2 / Fischer

THE TAKE

It is a make-or-break showdown in which only the winner has a guaranteed place in the Top 16. Nizhny only advances with a win, but Unics would advance with a loss only if Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari defeats Zalgiris in Kaunas. Nizhny has beaten Unics twice in Kazan this season, but will need to do so without team leader Taylor Rochestie. Unics is on a four-game winning streak and relies on Curtis Jerrells and Nikos Zisis to make the difference at point guard against Dmitry Khvostov and Evgeny Baburin. Nizhny needs to find a way to stop D'or Fischer, who sees most of the playing time at center with Viktor Sanikidze and Kostas Kaimakoglou at power forward. Art Parakhouski needs to use his post moves against Fischer, while Kaimakoglou and Sanikidze must stop Semen Antonov and Trey Thompkins. The matchup between Keith Langford and Tarence Kinsey will be one of the biggest keys in this game.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

PASHUTIN, EVGENY
Unics Kazan
"We will have to keep to our game, play defensivey and neutralise the opponent team’s leaders, among them Kinsey, Thompkins and Parakhousky. Khvostov should be paid a special attention as well, showing a very mature game in his recent matches. To succeed, we shall not allow our opponents to shoot free throws, and will have to combat long shooters in the arc and, of course, keep an eye on Antonov and Baburin. Nizhny Novgorod does very well on court provided they do not feel pressure. Therefore our offense should be well thought and smart, and we should avoid run-and-gun operations. We are to keep our winning mood and play as a team."

Players

PANIN, VADIM
Unics Kazan
"We are expecting a difficult game against Nizhny Novgorod. They celebrated their win in Istanbul, competed well against Real Madrid and, just on Monday managed to rout VEF Riga on the road (in VTB League). We know that Rochestie has been injured, but this does not mean that our task has been eased much, the team does not seem to have become weaker. Baburin, Khvostov, Parakhouski and the American players always show smart basketball and good game. Our opponents will play at home and will definitely enjoy good support of their home fans. Once again, I’m pretty convinced, the match will be a difficult one."

Game Notes

Nizhny Novgorod
Coach Bagatskis has used 11 different players in his starting lineups so far this season; Semen Antonov is the only player to have started every game.
Tarence Kinsey has recorded at least 1 steal in 22 consecutive Euroleague games.
Kinsey leads the Euroleague this season with 2.6 steals per game.
Kinsey has scored in double figures in five straight Euroleague games.
Kinsey was a teammate of Unics Kazan forward James White during the 2007-08 season at Fenerbahce Ulker. They helped the club win the Turkish League championship that season.
Taylor Rochestie leads the Euroleague in scoring this season with 20 points per game.
Rochestie has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-pointer in each of the last eight games.
Rochestie has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
In his lone appearance off the bench this season, Art Parakhouski scored a season-high 19 points on 6-of-7 shooting and added 9 rebounds against Unics last month.
Dmitry Golovin played briefly for Unics Kazan during the 2011-12 season. Petr Gubanov is the only current Unics player that was there when Golovin played.

Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan is last in the Euroleague in offensive rebounding this season with 7.3 per game.
Kostas Kaimakoglou and Keith Langford have each started every Turkish Airlines Euroleague game for Unics Kazan this season. Seven other players have started at the other three positions.
Vadim Panin spent the past three seasons playing for Nizhny Novgorod. He was a teammate there of current Nizhny players Taylor Rochestie, Semen Antonov, Evgeny Baburin, Vladimir Ivlev, Dmitry Golovin and Dimitriy Khvostov.
Petr Gubanov played for Nizhny last season too and Pavel Antipov was there during the 2010-11 season.
Sergey Bykov played alongside Nizhny Novgorod players Dimitriy Khvostov and Vladimir Ivlev early in their respective careers at Dynamo Moscow. Bykov and Khvostov were teammates from 2006 through 2010, while Ivlev rose through the juniors and played with the team in the last two of those seasons.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
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Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), ANASTOPOULOS, PANAGIOTIS (GRE), HALLIKO, AARE (EST)
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Head coach: BAGATSKIS, AINARS
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Head coach: PASHUTIN, EVGENY
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