Regular Season Round 7 - November 27, 2014 CET: 20:45 Local time: 20:45 - BARCLAYCARD CENTER


Ave.   Ave.
5-1 Regular Season 2-4
5-1 Overall 2-4


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Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
87.3 Points 74.5
37.2 Rebounds 33.0
12.3 O. Rebounds 7.8
24.8 D. Rebounds 25.2
22.8 Assists 13.7
8.0 Steals 6.5
3.0 Blocks 3.0
9.2 Turnovers 13.2
50.8 % 2PT 53.3 %
39.6 % 3PT 34.3 %
71.1 % FT 73.6 %
106.0 Index 83.2

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
11.7 / Llull Points 18.0 / Langford
5.5 / Bourousis Rebounds 5.8 / White
3.0 / Reyes OR 1.7 / Sanikidze
3.8 / Bourousis DR 5.7 / White
6.0 / Rodriguez Assists 3.7 / Kaimakoglou
1.5 / Llull Steals 1.8 / Kaimakoglou
1.0 / Bourousis Blocks 0.8 / Fischer
1.2 / Ayon Turnovers 2.2 / Langford
76.9 % / Mejri 2PT 85.2 % / Fischer
52.2 % / Carroll 3PT 66.7 % / Panin
90.0 % / Carroll FT 93.8 % / Zisis
14.7 / Llull Index 19.0 / Langford


This is Unics's first visit to the Spanish capital since the 2007 ULEB Cup semifinals. Madrid will qualify to the Top 16 with a win. The hosts may be without Facu Campazzo, so Sergio Rodriguez and Sergio Llull will see even more playing time at the point guard position against two very experienced players in Curtis Jerrells and Nikos Zisis. Rudy Fernandez is back practicing and may return to action this week. If so, Fernandez and Jonas Maciulis must find the way to stop high-flying small forward James White. Jaycee Carroll will test his shooting skills against last season's top scorer Keith Langford. Former Madrid big man D'or Fischer returns to Barclaycard Center, leading a frontcourt that also features Kostas Kaimakoglou, Viktor Sanikidze and Dmitry Sokolov. Kaimakoglou and Sanikidze face a physical battle against Andres Nocioni and Felipe Reyes at power forward. Salah Mejri, Ioannis Bourousis and Gustavo Ayon must be ready to contribute against two top-class defensive centers in Fischer and Sokolov.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quotes Head Coaches

Real Madrid
"The first time we met it was a game thet Unics likes, with low scoring. They are a team that controls the rhythm of the game and with great one on one players like Langford, Jerrells, Zisis, Kaimakoglou or Fischer. When you let them run they feel coomfortable. We must improve that from the first game. Their statis offense is always controlled, always looking for the best option and it will make us adjust in defense. They changed coaches in the last week and we have already seen new things with Pashutin. It will be important to start focused and try to impose our pace to take a win that would put us in the Top 16. We must try defensive variants. Unics looks for the switches to use the one on one, and that is an effort that all my players must make. Unics feels comfortable against a 'normal' defense, they know how to read it because they have quality and it's important for us to change that rhythm. We did it in the first game and I think it worked for us. Our defense against their static offense was good, but when they ran, we suffered."
Unics Kazan
"Real Madrid is a strong team. They have got a strong and well-balanced roster with a good number of top level guards and forwards. The team keeps to traditional Spanish style of basketball with a number of fastbreaks. Madrid plays aggressive defense and pressures the player possessing the ball. Our task is to reduce the fastbreaks number and make the opponents shift to positional basketball. We will keep an eye on the long distance shooters since Madrid both shoots well out of the arc and easily goes inside. We shall do our best not give the room for the opponents to score easy balls. Our task is to proceed bringing to life the idea of defensive play which we have started. We will have to find a way to force the opponents to make mistakes. We will be looking for the weak sides of Madrid and try to make the best use of them. We will be doing our best to have our offense well-done and balanced, and we should definitely take care of the ball and shoot well from the most favorable positions."


Real Madrid
"We have the chance to reah our first goal, the Top 16, and that's important. This team has big challenges but we must go step by step. Unics is a complicated team and hard to defend. They have many inidividual options and they play different to most of the teams. It's hard to defend a team with individuals who can solve almost any situation. We must worry about our thing, try to be strong at home, try to add a new win and be on our way in the regular season. We are adjusting to each other week by week. We have a capable team which features a different player that stands out every night to solve the game. That is good. We must improve in many aspects still, but that is normal. I would like to play better sometimes and deliver what is expected from Real Madrid, but what we have to do now is become a better team. Team work is important and while we stay united and compact, it will be hard for opponents to surprise us."
Unics Kazan
"It will be a big game in Madrid! Our opponents are strong, and they play at home. It will be very important for us to play well there and rach a good result in this match-up, and we will definitely play to win."

Game Notes

Real Madrid
Ioannis Bourousis needs 13 more rebounds to overtake David Andersen of Eurocup side ASVEL Lyon Villeurbanne for third place on the Euroleague’s career rebound charts. Bourousis has 1,133 career boards.
Bourousis has averaged 10 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2 blocks and a performance index rating of 16.3 on the road this season, but just 4.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0 blocks and a 6 index in Madrid.
Sergio Rodriguez needs 3 more steals to reach the century mark for his Euroleague career.
Andres Nocioni has made at least 1 three-pointer in 13 straight Euroleague games.
Sergio Llull needs 1 more three-pointer to reach 200 for his Euroleague career. He will become the24th player to achieve that feat.
Felipe Reyes is closing in on a dubious distinction; he needs 16 more fouls committed to overtake retired Panathinaikos big man Kostas Tsartsaris for the most fouls in competition history. Reyes enters this week’s game with 625 career fouls.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 19 of his last 20 Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearances.
Fernandez has made 12 straight free throws in Euroleague games.
K.C. Rivers was a teammate of Unics Kazan forward Viktor Sanikidze during the 2010-11 season at Virtus Bologna.

Unics Kazan
Nikos Zisis needs 1 more assist to reach the 500 milestone for his Euroleague career, which is something only 14 players have previously done.
Zisis has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Zisis and Real Madrid big man Ioannis Bourousis have been teammates for many years at botht he club and national team level. The duo played together for AEK Athens in the early parts of their careers, leading that club from 2002 through 2005. They helped Greece win the 2005 European Championships, a bronze medal at the 2009 European Championships and played at Olympic Games and World Championships too.
Keith Langford has scored in double figures in 21 consecutive Euroleague games.
Langford was a teammate of Real Madrid big man Ioannis Bourousis during the 2012-13 season at Italian club EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.
Kostas Kaimakoglou has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 Euroleague appearances.
D’Or Fischer played for Real Madrid during the 2010-11 season. He helped the club reach that season’s Euroleague Final Four in Barcelona. He was a teammate of current Madrid players Felipe Reyes, Sergio Rodriguez and Sergio Llull.

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