Regular Season Round 2 - October 23, 2014 CET: 21:00 Local time: 21:00 - MEDIOLANUM FORUM

Records

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0-1 Regular Season 1-0
0-1 Overall 1-0

Referees

Crew Chief
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA, Serbia
Referee
RYZHYK, BORYS, Ukraine
Umpire
ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB, Poland

Team Stats

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74.0 Points 83.0
38.0 Rebounds 36.0
19.0 O. Rebounds 6.0
19.0 D. Rebounds 30.0
8.0 Assists 17.0
6.0 Steals 5.0
1.0 Blocks 5.0
13.0 Turnovers 8.0
46.9 % 2PT 52.5 %
33.3 % 3PT 33.3 %
76.5 % FT 82.4 %
69.0 Index 103.0

Player Stats

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15.0 / Gentile Points 16.0 / Doellman
9.0 / Samuels Rebounds 10.0 / Tomic
5.0 / Samuels OR 3.0 / Pleiss
5.0 / Melli DR 9.0 / Tomic
4.0 / Hackett Assists 8.0 / Navarro
2.0 / Ragland Steals 2.0 / Tomic
1.0 / James Blocks 3.0 / Tomic
4.0 / Gentile Turnovers 2.0 / Huertas
100.0 % / James 2PT 100.0 % / Abrines
100.0 % / Melli 3PT 100.0 % / Huertas
100.0 % / Gentile FT 100.0 % / Navarro
18.0 / Melli Index 27.0 / Tomic

THE TAKE

These two teams meet for the second season running. The home teams won in each encounter in last season’s Top 16 and many of the protagonists from those games remain. Barcelona could be without star shooting guard Juan Carlos Navarro due to injury, which would open more opportunities for Brad Oleson and Alex Abrines. Both teams are well balanced with strong interior games and great perimeter scorers. Alessandro Gentile and Daniel Hackett team with newcomers Joe Ragland and Marshon Brooks to give Milan a strong backcourt, which will square off against Marcelinho Huertas, Oleson and Abrines. Inside Milan relies on the duo of Samrdo Samuels and Shawn James at center, while Linas Kleiza and Nicolo Melli are serious, if different, threats at power forward. Barcelona has a fearsome pair in Ante Tomic and Tibor Pleiss at center alongside versatile forwards Justin Doellman, Boki Nachbar and Deshaun Thomas. The game provides an early season test for both teams, which have lofty goals this season.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Quotes Head Coaches

BANCHI, LUCA
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We make our home opener against one of the most fascinating teams of the continent. We have to be able to match the intensity we had in Istanbul because we play one of the best organized teams in the competition. We are very motivated, ready to go, we are also aware we have plenty of room for improvement yet and still we are determined to go head to head against one of the candidate to win it all."
PASCUAL, XAVI
FC Barcelona
"Milan has a very complete team, one of the best rosters in the competition and I think they have at least a level to reach the Playoffs, even the Final Four. They have only changed a couple of players and got stronger inside with James and Kleiza. We must be solid at home, but also try to get as many road wins as we can. Satoransky is looking good and I think he will be able to play."

Players

MELLI, NICOLO
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"They're a powerhouse, a team used to being to the Final Four, talented, experienced and complete. They have five big men, one better than the next so we'll have our hands full. To compete with them and maybe getting the win would be a great statement and very promising."
DOELLMAN, JUSTIN
FC Barcelona
"It is a very difficult game against a very good team. It will be my first time playing in Milan and I am excited about it. We'll see what happens. We are happy that Satoransky is back with the team, he will make our game faster and more joyful."

Game Notes

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
Alessandro Gentile led EA7 Milan to a 91-63 rout of FC Barcelona last season in what was the finest individual performance of his Euroleague career. Gentile scored a career-high 24 points and racked up 7 rebounds and 6 assists for a performance index rating of 28.
Gentile has scored in double figures in each of his last five Euroleague appearances.
Trent Meacham has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight Euroleague appearances.
Meacham was a teammate of FC Barcelona forward DeShaun Thomas last season at French club JSF Nanterre.
David Moss has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last five Euroleague games played.


FC Barcelona
Juan Carlos Navarro has made 22 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Justin Doellman has made his last 11 free throws in Euroleague games.
Maciej Lampe has made 15 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.
Tibor Pleiss was unstoppable in a late-season effort against EA7 Milan last season. Playing for Laboral Kutxa Vitoria, Pleiss scored 30 points on 10-of-14 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds - both career highs. He also blocked 2 shots and drew 10 fouls for a performance index rating of 43, though Milan was able to win the game 65-83.
Brad Oleson set his Euroleague career high in scoring with 17 points against EA7 Milan last season. Oleson made 3 of 7 from downtown in helping Barcelona to an 80-70 victory in Top 16 Round 6.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Referees: BELOSEVIC, ILIJA (SRB), RYZHYK, BORYS (UKR), ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB (POL)
Attendance: 0 (Tentative)
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Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI
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