2017-18Regular SeasonRound 12
December 14, 2017 CET: 20:00
Local time: 20:00 PALACIO DE DEPORTES JOSE MARIA MARTIN CARPENA
France: RECORD
Serbia: SPORTKLUB HD
Greece: NOVASPORTS 5HD
Spain: MOVISTAR DEPORTES 2
Israel: SPORT 5 LIVE
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Records

3-8 Regular Season 7-4
3-8 Overall 7-4

Officials

To be announced soon

The Take

Unicaja Malaga looks to bounce back from a five-game losing streak as it hosts Khimki Moscow Region, which has won two in a row. Unicaja and Khimki meet for the first time ever despite having played 383 EuroLeague games combined this century. The visitors, who are coming off their second road victory, bring with them last week's Round 11 MVP and the EuroLeague's co-leading scorer, Alexey Shved, who averages 24.3 over the last four games. Despite Shved's scoring prowess – not to mention James Andersons' 12.6 points per game in support – Khimki ranks just 12th in that department (77.9 ppg.), although Unicaja is dead last (73 ppg.). The hosts hang their hats on their third-ranked offensive rebounding (12.3), of which James Augustine is the main proponent. He also ranks second in the competition with 70.6% two-point shooting, but will have his work cut out for him against Malcolm Thomas and Tyler Honeycutt. Nemanja Nedovic leads Unicaja in scoring (12.5 ppg.) and Adam Waczynski (10.6) had his career high last week, but the struggle for points hasn't prevented Unicaja from winning or coming close in every home game this season. The game is unpredictable due to divergent playing styles – Unicaja physical and tough, Khimki ready to run – that rank these two among the EuroLeague's top three teams in both turnovers and steals. Whichever team imposes its own style will likely have the upper hand.
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Unicaja Malaga
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 OKOUO, VINY C 2.14 20
3 MCCALLUM, RAY G 1.90 26
4 CARRALERO, JESUS G 1.99 17
6 SOLUADE, MO G 1.96 22
8 ROSA, IGNACIO F 2.01 18
9 DIAZ, ALBERTO G 1.88 23
10 SALIN, SASU G 1.91 26
11 DIEZ, DANIEL F 2.01 24
12 MILOSAVLJEVIC, DRAGAN G 1.96 28
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.91 26
17 SHERMADINI, GIORGI C 2.17 28
21 WACZYNSKI, ADAM F 1.99 28
23 BROOKS, JEFF F 2.03 28
40 AUGUSTINE, JAMES C 2.08 33
43 SUAREZ, CARLOS F 2.03 31
Khimki Moscow Region
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 ROBINSON, THOMAS C 2.08 26
1 SHVED, ALEXEY G 1.98 28
2 HONEYCUTT, TYLER F 2.03 27
6 VIALTSEV, EGOR F 1.93 32
7 PATEEV, RUSLAN C 2.13 27
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV G 1.90 28
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 29
10 SOKOLOV, DMITRY C 2.14 32
12 MONIA, SERGEY F 2.02 34
13 GILL, ANTHONY F 2.04 25
16 YAKUSHIN, TIMOFEY G 1.94 20
19 TODOROVIC, MARKO C 2.10 25
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY F 2.06 26
21 ANDERSON, JAMES G 1.98 28
22 JENKINS, CHARLES G 1.91 28
23 THOMAS, MALCOLM C 2.06 29

Player Stats

Nedovic, N. / 12.5 Waczynski, A. / 10.6 McCallum, R. / 9.5
Shved, A. / 20.9 Anderson, J. / 12.6 Robinson, T. / 11.4
Robinson, T. / 7.8 Thomas, M. / 5.1
Nedovic, N. / 4.3
Shved, A. / 4.5 Markovic, S. / 3.9
Shved, A. / 1.5 Jenkins, C. / 1.5 Markovic, S. / 1.4
Brooks, J. / 0.5
Robinson, T. / 0.9 Monia, S. / 0.6
2PT
Augustine, J. / 70.6 % Musli, D. / 57.6 % Milosavljevic, D. / 53.5 %
Thomas, M. / 58.8 % Anderson, J. / 57.9 % Gill, A. / 57.9 %
3PT
Waczynski, A. / 54.8 % Nedovic, N. / 34.9 % Salin, S. / 30.4 %
Markovic, S. / 40.0 % Shved, A. / 33.3 % Anderson, J. / 31.0 %
FT
Shermadini, G. / 57.1 %
Shved, A. / 81.4 % Robinson, T. / 44.7 %
PIR
Augustine, J. / 12.2 Nedovic, N. / 10.9
Shved, A. / 19.8 Robinson, T. / 13.6 Thomas, M. / 10.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
73.0 Points 77.9
34.2 Rebounds 33.8
12.3 O. Rebounds 9.8
21.9 D. Rebounds 24.0
16.2 Assists 17.2
7.3 Steals 7.5
1.7 Blocks 2.9
49.5 % 2PT 52.6 %
32.8 % 3PT 33.8 %
67.7 % FT 71.3 %
78.2 PIR 84.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.9 Points 79.3
33.5 Rebounds 36.5
10.2 O. Rebounds 10.8
23.3 D. Rebounds 25.7
18.7 Assists 17.7
6.5 Steals 7.0
2.7 Blocks 2.2
56.0 % 2PT 51.4 %
38.4 % 3PT 36.3 %
74.4 % FT 72.9 %
88.5 PIR 88.9
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Unicaja Malaga vs. Khimki Moscow Region

· These two teams have never met in a EuroLeague game before.

· Stefan Markovic played for Unicaja Malaga for two seasons. He played under Coach Plaza and was a teammate with Carlos Suarez and Mo Soulade during 2014-15 and with Suarez, Alberto Diaz, Daniel Diez and Nemanja Nedovic in 2015-16.

· Markovic and Nedovic were teammates on the Serbian national team and won the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games.

· Unicaja big man James Augustine played four seasons for Khimki from 2012 to 2016. He helped the team win the 2015 EuroCup, together with Tyler Honeycutt, Sergey Monia, Ruslan Pateev and Egor Vialtsev. He was also a teammate there with Marko Todorovic and Alexey Shved during the 2015-16 season.

· Unicaja’s Giorgi Shermadini played under current Khimki Coach Georgios Bartzokas at Olympiacos Piraeus in the second part of the 2012-13 season. They won the EuroLeague together.

· Shermadini and Malcolm Thomas were frontcourt mates at Maccabi Tel Aviv for the first part of 2012-13 season.

· Malcolm Thomas posted his career high in blocks with 3 playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv against Unicaja Malaga  in November 2012.

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Unicaja Malaga

Roster
Dejan Musli has parted ways with the team and signed with Brose Bamberg.
Coach Joan Plaza has used 11 different players in the Unicaja starting lineup so far this season. Ray McCallum is the only player to start every game so far.
Streaks
Nemanja Nedovic has made at least 3 three-point shots in five of his last six EuroLeague games.
Rankings
James Augustine is ranked fifth among qualified EuroLeague players this season in offensive rebounding with at 2.9 per game.
James Augustine is ranked second among qualified EuroLeague players this season in two-point shooting at 70.6%.
Adam Waczynski is second among qualified EuroLeague players this season in three-point accuracy at 54.8%.
Records/Milestones
James Augustine is 9 rebounds away from collecting the 500th rebound of his career.
Augustine is first among active qualified players and fourth on the all-time charts in career two-point shooting accuracy at 66.36%.

Khimki Moscow Region

Roster
Coach Bartzokas has used 10 different players in the Khimki starting lineup so far this season. James Anderson and Alexey Shved have started every game so far.
Thomas Robinson is out with a broken wrist.
Stefan Markovic missed the Round 11 game.
Streaks
Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in 16 straight EuroLeague games.
Shved has scored in double figures in each of his last 11 EuroLeague appearances.
Shved has collected at least 1 steal in 12 straight EuroLeague games.
James Anderson has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague games.
Charles Jenkins has made 15 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Rankings
Alexey Shved is the EuroLeague scoring co-leader together with Real Madrid’s Luka Doncic with 20.9 points per game.
Shved leads the league this season in three-pointers made with 2.7 per game.
Shved is third with a 19.8 average performance index rating, and is tied for fourth with 1.6 steals per contest.
Thomas Robinson is first in the EuroLeague in rebounds with 7.8 per game.
Playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, Jenkins led the EuroLeague in steals with 2.0 per game last season.
Records/Milestones
Jenkins is the all-time leaders in steals per game among active qualified EuroLeague players with 1.6 steals per game for his career.
Stefan Markovic is ranked second among active qualified EuroLeague players with 2.66 assist-to-turnover ratio for his career.
Sergey Monia needs 4 more steals to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.