2015-16Regular SeasonRound 3
October 29, 2015 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 USH CSKA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
103.5 Points 78.5
40.5 Rebounds 25.5
13.5 O. Rebounds 7.0
27.0 D. Rebounds 18.5
25.5 Assists 18.0
10.5 Steals 6.0
3.5 Blocks 1.0
11.0 Turnovers 15.0
64.8 % 2PT 65.7 %
37.5 % 3PT 38.5 %
77.2 % FT 74.1 %
137.5 Index 78.5

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.5 / De Colo Points 13.0 / Strelnieks
4.5 / Hines Rebounds 7.0 / Melli
2.5 / Kurbanov OR 2.0 / Melli
4.0 / De Colo DR 5.0 / Melli
7.5 / Teodosic Assists 4.5 / Zisis
2.0 / Nichols Steals 3.0 / Wanamaker
1.0 / Vorontsevich Blocks 1.0 / Miller
2.5 / Teodosic Turnovers 4.0 / Wanamaker
100.0 % / Korobkov 2PT 100.0 % / Theis
62.5 % / Vorontsevich 3PT 66.7 % / Strelnieks
100.0 % / Higgins FT 100.0 % / Miller
21.5 / De Colo Index 14.0 / Melli


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
2-0 Regular Season 1-1
2-0 Overall 1-1


Crew Chief

The Take

Bamberg looks for its first win against CSKA after eight consecutive losses - and the first by a German team in Moscow since 2000. Nikos Zisis returns to the Russian capital to face his former team, as Bamberg will use a two-playmaker lineup with Janis Strelnieks and Brad Wanamaker in order to try to control the game tempo. Zisis must use his on-the-ball defensive skills against Milos Teodosic while Wanamaker must be ready to stop lightning-quick playmaker Aaron Jackson. CSKA will keep running its offense through Nando De Colo, who will get plenty of help from Cory Higgins and Vitaly Fridzon at the wings. Strelnieks will see playing time against De Colo, while Higgins will not have it easy against Darius Miller. CSKA has plenty of options around the baskets, such as Demetris Nichols, former Bamberg center Kyle Hines, Slava Kravtsov and Andrey Vorontsevich. Gabe Olaseni faces an intriguing matchup against Hines, while Nicolo Melli and Elias Harris must open the court and play aggressive against Vorontsevich, Nichols and Victor Khryapa.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Game Notes

CSKA Moscow

CSKA is 8-0 all-time against Bamberg. All of those games have come over the past decade.

Milos Teodosic needs 7 more three-pointers to catch retired CSKA star Marcus Brown for seventh place on the all-time Euroleague charts. Teodosic enters the game with 320 career triples.

Teodosic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 26 consecutive Euroleague games.

Teodosic has made 29 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Nando De Colo has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last eight Euroleague games.

De Colo has scored in double figures in each of his last seven Euroleague appearances.

Kyle Hines is closing in on a spot among the competition’s all-time top 10 in blocked shots. He enters this game ranked 13th with 118 career rejections. Former CSKA forward Marcus Goree (120) is 12th, Nikola Vujcic (122) 11th and Darjus Lavrinovic (123) 10th.

Hines began his Euroleague career with Brose Baskets Bamberg during the 2010-11 season. He helped Bamberg to the German League and Cup double that season.

Victor Khryapa is 28 assists away from becoming the 18th player in Euroleague history to rack up 500 career assists.

Cory Higgins has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Andrey Vorontsevich has blocked at least 1 shot in four straight and six of his last seven Euroleague games.

Brose Baskets Bamberg

Nikos Zisis played two seasons for CSKA between 2007 and 2009. Only forwards Victor Khryapa, Andrey Vorontsvich and Nikita Kurbanov remain from his time at the club. Together they won the Euroleague in 2008.

Zisis was a teammate of Nikita Kurbanov during the 20013-14 season at Unics Kazan.

Janis Strelnieks was a teammate of Nikita Kurbanov during the 20012-13 season at Spartak St. Petersburg.

Strelnieks has made at least one three-pointer in six of his last seven Euroleague games.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

CSKA Moscow
"Brose Baskets is the German champion and a very aggressive team on both ends. They play tough and physical, on the edge of foul, they use the full athleticism and mobility of the players. The team proved to be very competitive in both games they played so far, they stayed in the game against Unicaja in Malaga and had their chances to win; they confidently beat Darussafaka at home. This well-organized team knows perfectly what it wants to do. Bamberg side has some high-quality experienced players like Zisis, Melli and Strelnieks, it has some creative and talented players like Wanamaker and Miller. So we expect really tough game here and we need to have concentration and motivation to get the W."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"That’s maybe the toughest game of the whole season. In this moment CSKA is the best team in Europe. We need to be very competitive, to make our best and for sure we need to raise the level of many things. It’s always very interesting to play against the best. We have to go there, try to perform at our best, try to stay in the game as long as possible without any panic, without any extra stress. And we have to learn from that game. Because when you play against the best you can always learn."


CSKA Moscow
"Brose Baskets is a well-coached, organized team that plays aggressively on both ends, defensively and offensively. They have several experienced players like Zisis and Melli, and they are very ambitious team. For us it will be important to match their energy and to play our basketball."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"CSKA is very strong. If you look at the names you’ll see that this is the crème de la crème in European basketball. But the good thing about basketball is: a game always starts with zero zero. We don’t have any pressure. We go there and just want to give our best."

CSKA Moscow edges Brose Baskets to remain unbeaten

CSKA Moscow had to battle hard and finish strong to break the resistance from visiting German champion Brose Baskets Bamberg in an 83-77 victory on Thursday in the Russian capital. CSKA improved to 3-0 and sits atop Group D after claiming its ninth win in as many clashes against Bamberg, which dropped to 1-2. CSKA pulled away to a double-digit late in the second quarter behind Nando De Colo, and after leading 37-28 at halftime, Milos Teodosic led CSKA to a 15-point advantage in the third quarter. But Bamberg refused to go away, and with Bradley Wanamaker in a key role, the visitors took their first lead, 68-69, with four minutes left to play in the game. However, the hosts finished strong, hitting three triples the rest of the way, and holding off Bamberg as De Colo finished with 22 points and 7 assists, while Teodosic netted 18 points. Aaron Jackson had 13 in victory, while Kyle Hines contributed with 9 points and 2 blocks. For Bamberg, Wanamaker had 19 points, Nikos Zisis scored 12, Nicolo Melli had 11 plus 6 rebounds and Daniel Theis added 10 points in defeat.

First quarter: CSKA jumps in front, but Bamberg stays close

A baseline floater from Jackson opened the scoring and his triple made it 7-0 after 95 seconds. Wanamaker replied with a triple to open Bamberg's tally. After De Colo's long jumper, Melli forced a tip-in, then Wanamaker and Zisis each drove to the basket for a 9-9 tie after exactly five minutes of play. Teodosic came off the bench and nailed a jumper, his first shot attempt, and after a put-back from Zisis, Teodosic assisted on Jackson’s wide-open corner triple and knocked down a mid-range shot for a 16-11 advantage. Gabe Olaseni had a put-back and Darius Miller nailed a jumper to bring Bamberg one possession behind. The visitors made couple defensive stands and had three chances to take the lead, but it remained 16-15 at the end of the quarter.

Second quarter: Defense and De Colo keep CSKA in control

De Colo scored an uncontested driving layup, forcing an immediate timeout from Bamberg coach Andrea Trinchieri, but that was the lone field goal in more than three minutes to open the quarter. Patrick Heckmann ended a drought with a three-point play, but De Colo drove for a layup and Hines used a pass from Vitaly Fridzon for an easy layup of his own and a 23-18 lead. De Colo raced for a fastbreak layup, then added a pair from the foul line to build more of a cushion before Teodosic fed Hines with a no-look bounce-pass for a dunk and an 11-point lead. The hosts allowed only one basket for more than seven minutes before Wanamaker made a steal then raced on a fast break to throw down a big one-handed dunk. Melli's baseline jumper helped cut it to 29-23. Demetris Nichols hit a baseline jumper, but Melli bettered it with a triple. However, Nichols made a pair of free throws, and De Colo buried a triple to end the first half with a 37-28 lead.

Third quarter: The hosts remain in control

Andrey Vorontsevich buried a triple and after free throws from Bamberg’s Daniel Theis, Teodosic knocked down a triple for a 43-30 difference. Wanamaker answered with one from long range of his one, the visitors’ first field goal after three minutes of the half, and after De Colo squeezed in a layup in a crowd, Theis threw down a big dunk to make it 45-35. But a long jumper from Teodosic and a fastbreak layup from De Colo opened a 14-point margin. Wanamaker drove to the hoop and Zisis nailed a jumper to keep Bamberg in the game, but free throws from Hines, De Colo and Teodosic opened up a 54-39 lead. Janis Strelnieks and Zisis made baskets for the visitors. After a dunk from Pavel Korobkov, Heckmann added free throws and Zisis scored another basket. Strelnieks beat the buzzer after an inbounds pass to cut it to 58-49 at the end of the quarter.

Fourth quarter: Bamberg rallies, but CSKA survives

Strelnieks drove for a layup to cut the margin to 7, but Teodosic fought for a tough shot from close range. Heckmann buried a fade-away baseline jumper to get within 60-53, but Jackson answered with a triple to re-open a 10-point margin. Zisis hit a jumper just inside the arc for Bamberg, before Theis nailed a corner triple and Wanamaker made consecutive fastbreak baskets, including a dunk that cut it to 64-62. After a timeout, Teodosic hit a jumper to snap a 1-9 run, but Theis had 2 free throws and a tip-in to get Bamberg to 66-65. Jackson used a turnover to race for an easy layup on a breakaway, but foul shots from Miller, and a runner from Wanamaker put Bamberg in front for the first time, 68-69 with four minutes left. After another timeout, Teodosic restored CSKA’s lead with a triple, and Nikita Kurbanov finished a fastbreak with a layup that made it 73-69. Miller buried a triple on the other end, but Kurbanov answered with his first triple of the season. Hines followed it with a put-back, and Vorontsevich buried one from downtown, too, for an 81-72 advantage with 70 seconds to go. Melli scored inside to snap a 13-3 run, and Strelnieks hit from outside to lead 81-77, but Vorontsevich kept his cool from the foul line to seal the deal.

Milos Teodosic - CSKA Moscow - EB15
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Attendance: 4421
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CSKA Moscow16212125
Brose Baskets Bamberg15132128
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CSKA Moscow16375883
Brose Baskets Bamberg15284977
CSKA Moscow
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
1 DE COLO, NANDO 29:25 22 6/9 1/1 7/8       7 2 3     3 7 28
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS 29:25 18 5/7 2/6 2/3   3 3 4 1 2     1 5 21
7 FRIDZON, VITALY 5:36   0/1     1 3 4 1 1       2   3
8 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS 10:05 4 1/1 0/2 2/2   1 1     1     1 2 3
9 JACKSON, AARON 21:30 13 2/4 3/4     1 1 2 1 1     3 1 11
12 KOROBKOV, PAVEL 5:06 2 1/1     1   1   1 1     2 1 2
15 KRAVTSOV, VIACHESLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY 25:06 8 0/2 2/7 2/2 1 5 6   1     1 2 2 7
22 HIGGINS, CORY 12:27 2 0/1   2/2   3 3     1 1 1 2 2 3
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR 5:27     0/1                       -1
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA 21:16 5 1/3 1/2   2 4 6   2 2 1     1 10
42 HINES, KYLE 34:37 9 3/4   3/4 2 1 3 2 1   2   3 3 15
Team             3 3               3
Totals 200:00 83 19/33 9/23 18/21 7 24 31 16 10 11 4 2 19 24 105
        57.6% 39.1% 85.7%
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Brose Baskets Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MELLI, NICOLO 29:59 11 3/5 1/2 2/3 2 4 6       1   2 3 15
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 27:55 12 6/7 0/2 0/1 1 1 2 1 1 1     3 2 10
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 2:35     0/1                       -1
10 THEIS, DANIEL 19:41 10 2/3 1/1 3/4 2 3 5   1 2     3 3 12
11 WANAMAKER, BRADLEY 30:10 19 6/9 2/4 1/2   3 3 3 3 4     3 3 18
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 25:20 9 3/5 1/4   1 2 3 3 1 3     2 3 9
20 HARRIS, ELIAS 8:49   0/2           1       1 1 1 -2
21 MILLER, DARIUS 29:55 7 1/4 1/4 2/2   3 3 2 1 3 1 2 4 2 1
25 OLASENI, GABE 14:18 2 1/4     1 2 3     2   1 4   -5
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 8:35 7 2/3   3/3 1   1     1     2 2 6
34 IDBIHI, YASSIN 2:43   0/1                     1   -2
Team           2 5 7               7
Totals 200:00 77 24/43 6/18 11/15 10 23 33 10 7 16 2 4 25 19 68
        55.8% 33.3% 73.3%

Head Coaches

CSKA Moscow
"Congratulations to the team for another Euroleague victory. Obviously, the game had two different faces in the first and second halves. The first was god for us both defensively and offensively. I know that we did not score much, but we created open shots and did not make them. It is enough to say that our “fours” were 0 for 6 at halftime, still they had good looks and we supported them. The effectiveness ranking difference was 45-15 at halftime and that says it about the quality of our game. In the second we went up by 11, then by 15. Our opponents started to attack us individually with Zisis, Wanamaker and others, they hit some contested shots, we had a couple of turnovers and let them take the lead. Still in the crucial moments we made shots, we had good spacing and we believed that we could win. I would like to thank our fans who believed in the team and supported it until the very last moment. It was a good test for us. On this stage of the season it is very important to learn how to control the game, how to behave when it is close."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"Congratulations to CSKA. Our opponents played better in crucial moments. Jackson and Kurbanov hit some big shots in the end. I come back to Germany disappointed. Still we tried hard, we fought, we managed to come back into game. We played smarter in the second half. In the first we weren’t so smart, we did not move the ball well and we were superficial, we respected CSKA too much. So as I said, I am disappointed because we could not win."


CSKA Moscow
"Today it was difficult for Nando and Teo [Teodosic] to score because of Brose’s defense. We had to step up and make some crucial shots. I played a lot today, I’m in a good shape, tried to focus; it’s what we have to do."
CSKA Moscow
"The problem was we stopped playing aggressive, did not move the ball well. They added aggressiveness and we had to do the same. It’s a tough team, which plays hard on both sides of the court. So if you do not respond, you will not get a victory."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"I want to congratulate CSKA for the win. I would say it was a game of two faces. In the first 25 minutes, my team was very passive. Maybe we’re the team that is not so experienced, maybe we over-respected the CSKA. CSKA had big difference in the first half, but we have great character. Because of that, in last 15 minutes we changed everything – we played faster, we were much more determined, played better on defense and made CSKA nervous. In the last three minutes, CSKA came back, they have some big-time players. It’s a pity because we had a good effort and we could have stolen the game."
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"We were close to winning, it could have been a miracle and an amazing win. We understood that it was acceptable to come to Moscow and lose, but we had a strong desire to win. Maybe they were better than us in means of class. "
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