2015-16Top 16Round 2
January 07, 2016 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALAU BLAUGRANA

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
80.4 Points 80.8
32.6 Rebounds 36.9
10.1 O. Rebounds 11.3
22.5 D. Rebounds 25.6
18.6 Assists 18.4
6.7 Steals 8.2
2.7 Blocks 5.4
10.3 Turnovers 13.9
52.5 % 2PT 52.3 %
37.8 % 3PT 34.9 %
72.6 % FT 71.6 %
94.0 Index 90.9

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.1 / Tomic Points 16.8 / Shved
6.0 / Tomic Rebounds 6.5 / Augustine
2.2 / Tomic OR 2.9 / Augustine
3.8 / Tomic DR 3.6 / Augustine
3.5 / Satoransky Assists 4.2 / Rice
1.1 / Doellman Steals 1.5 / Rice
1.0 / Lawal Blocks 1.3 / Augustine
1.5 / Satoransky Turnovers 3.4 / Rice
67.4 % / Tomic 2PT 63.4 % / Augustine
47.1 % / Vezenkov 3PT 47.1 % / Vyaltsev
100.0 % / Doellman FT 100.0 % / Vyaltsev
19.6 / Tomic Index 16.6 / Shved


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-1 Top 16 1-0
6-4 Regular Season 5-5
6-5 Overall 6-5


Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA, Slovenia

The Take

It is these teams' first meeting in three years. Barcelona is one of the best scoring teams at home (84.4 ppg.) and is set to run its offense through Tomas Satoransky, its only pure point guard available if Carlos Arroyo is sidelined. Pau Ribas will offer a helping hand at point guard, especially to guard lighting quick playmaker Tyrese Rice. Ribas and Juan Carlos Navarro will also try to provide fireworks against Petteri Koponen, Zoran Dragic and Egor Vyaltsev. Khimki ranks high in three-point shots made (8.9 per game) mainly because of Alexey Shved, who faces a tough matchup against three-time Euroleague champion Stratos Perperoglou. The battle in the paint will be interesting - Paul Davis and former Barcelona big man Marko Todorovic are not 100%, so James Augustine, Sergey Monya and Tyler Honeycutt will see most of the minutes around the basket. Barcelona can open the floor with Justin Doellman and be more physical with Shane Lawal and Samardo Samuels together on court. Ante Tomic, however, will be a big key for Khimki and the guests may use defensive ace Dmitry Sokolov on him during this exciting game.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Game Notes

FC Barcelona Lassa

Barcelona committed the fewest turnovers in the regular season with just 105.

Justin Doellman has made 27 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Ante Tomic has scored in double figures in each of his last eight Euroleague games; he is shooting 57 of 78 (73.1%) over that period.

Pau Ribas has made 10 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Tomas Satoransky was a teammate of Khimki center Paul Davis for two seasons at Seville between 2010 and 2012. They led the team to the 2011 Eurocup Finals.

Khimki Moscow Region

Khimki was the regular season leader in blocked shots with 5.5 per game.

Egor Vyaltsev is a perfect 14 for 14 from the free throw line over his Euroleague career.

Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight and 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games.

Tyrese Rice has recorded at least 1 steal in six straight Euroleague games.

Marko Todorovic played for Barcelona between 2012 and 2014; he played under Coach Xavi Pascual and was a teammate of four current Barcelona players: Alex Abrines, Juan Carlos Navarro, Brad Oleson and Ante Tomic. Todorovic helped Barcelona win one Spanish League and one Spanish Cup.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Quotes Head Coaches

Khimki Moscow Region
“We know each other well. We don’t want to adjust to another team, but rather play our own style. We play fast and it’s not a secret that our offense is better than our defense. Because of that, we have scored wins so far. We won’t change a lot, but of course there will be some nuances of how to attack some players. We have our plan and will try to execute it. Barcelona plays fast and tactically well. They have the same coach, Xavi Pascual, for many years. They have huge Euroleague experience and almost every year go into the Final Four. But if we judge by some regular season games, it’s possible to play with Barcelona in Spain. We’ll try to use their weaknesses to get a win.”


Khimki Moscow Region
“They are a good team that plays well in the Spanish League and the Euroleague. They are always in the Final Four: that says they are high class. It’s one of the top teams in Europe. We have to play hard and hopefully we can score a win, especially on the road. We should play hard on defense and stop them on offense as well as have a lot of energy like we did in our past games. We have energy and can make a run. It’s gonna be a tough game because it’s on the road, but we have to win to be successful in the Euroleague.”

Barcelona closes door early on visiting Khimki, 87-70

FC Barcelona Lassa followed its leader and protected its home court Thursday with a commanding 87-70 victory over Khimki Moscow Region to join the win column in Top 16 Group F. Both teams are 1-1 among a four-way tie behind undefeated leader Olympiacos Piraeus. Barcelona staked its first double-digit lead early in the second quarter and liked the feeling enough to double it, 49-29, as Tomas Satoransky beat the halftime buzzer with a jumper. Khimki rallied with a 2-11 run to within 76-64 late in the fourth quarter, but Satoransky reappeared with a triple to end the threat. Navarro and Pau Ribas led the winners with 14 points each, while Satoransky added 13, Ante Tomic 12, Shane Lawal and Justin Doellman 10 apiece. Tyrese Rice had 14 points, Alexey Shved 13 and James Augustine 11 for Khimki, which suffered from 3-for-23, or 13%, three-point shooting.

First quarter: Navarro puts Barcelona in charge

Dimitry Sokolov got Khimki going with a layup and a huge block on Tomic but a three-pointer by Stratos Perperoglou gave Barcelona its first lead, 3-2. Sokolov kept pacing Khimki with a dunk but Navarro did better with a catch-and-shoot triple. Rice hit a one-handed jumper off the dribble but Barcelona kept running its offense through Navarro, who nailed a six-meter jumper for an 8-6 score. Tomic dropped his trademark jump hook, as Khimki struggled to find open shots now. Shved tried to change things with a close basket which Satoransky matched with a wild reverse layup. Sergey Monya scored in transition and Rice scored in penetration but a three-pointer by Ribas kept Barcelona ahead, 15-12. Justin Doellman hit a mid-range jumper, Rice shined with another floater and a layup by Shane Lawal boosted the hosts' lead to 19-14. Rice and Doellman traded free throws and a layup by Lawal gave Barcelona a 23-16 edge after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Barcelona runs away

James Augustine scored in close early in the second quarter but Lawal quickly answered with a two-handed slam for a 25-18 score. Tyler Honeycutt and Samardo Samuels split free throws and another three-pointer by Ribas made it a double-digit game, 29-19, forcing Khimki to call timeout. Sokolov split free throw, Samuels hit both attempts and Ribas buried another one from beyond the arc to break the game open at 34-20. Shved answered from downtown and free throws by Petteri Koponen kept Khimki within 34-25. Samuels scored down low, Zoran Dragic answered with a driving layup and free throws by Navarro restored a 38-27 edge. Samuels and Tomic took over with consecutive dunks and a three-point play by Navarro made it a 17-point game, 45-28. Tomic found space for an uncontested layup, Augustine split free throws and a buzzer-beating jumper by Satoransky fixed the halftime score at 49-29.

Third quarter: Honeycutt, Rice bring Khimki closer

Tomic took over with an alley-oop layup immediately after the break but Shved did better with a bomb from downtown for a 51-32 score. Tomic kept going with a big basket in the low post but so did Shved with a driving layup. Tomic found Satoransky for a three-pointer, but Honeycutt shocked the crowd with a big dunk and a six-meter jumper by Augustine brought Khimki a bit closer, 56-38. Rice shined with a coast-to-coast basket and Honeycutt hit a circus shot, but an outstanding Navarro kept Barcelona way ahead, 60-42. Rice scored in penetration and a three-pointer by Satoransky restored a 63-44 Barcelona lead. Augustine tried to change things with a layup that Perperoglou matched with a six-meter jumper. Monya answered with a driving layup and Honeycutt dunked off a steal to get Khimki within 65-50. Honeycutt split free throws before a put-back layup by Ribas fixed the score at 67-51 after 30 minutes.

Fourth quarter: Barcelona seals win early

Koponen buried a step-back jumper early in the fourth quarter but Lawal matched it with a power layup for a 69-53 Barcelona lead. Ribas buried a three-pointer to force Khimki to call timeout at 72-53 with more than 7 minutes left. Khimki kept struggling to score and a dunk by Lawal seemed to seal the outcome at 74-53 after a 7-0 run. Both teams kept fighting for points differential in what promises to be a very balanced Group F. Augustine scored down low, Samuels dunked again and a three-pointer by Shved kept Khimki within 76-58. Dragic finished a great Khimki play with a layup and Rice scored around the basket to keep the guests within 76-62. Sokolov scored around the basket but Doellman beat the shot clock with a turnaround jumper. Dragic scored again and a three-pointer by Satoransky made it 81-66 and allowed all Barcelona fans to celebrate the win. Both teams kept trying but the hosts had cruised to a very important, well-deserved win.

Juan Carlos Navarro - FC Barcelona Lassa - EB15
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Attendance: 5731
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FC Barcelona Lassa
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 DOELLMAN, JUSTIN 24:51 10 4/5 0/1 2/2 1 4 5 2   1     2 1 13
8 RIBAS, PAU 26:02 14 1/3 4/6   3 3 6 2 1 1     2 2 18
9 LAWAL, SHANE 17:39 10 5/6     1 2 3 1     1   2 1 13
10 ABRINES, ALEX 12:57     0/2         4 1 2 1   2    
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS 30:43 14 4/6 1/7 3/3   3 3 4   2     2 6 15
13 SATORANSKY, TOMAS 26:51 13 2/4 3/4     4 4 5 1 2 1   2   17
14 VEZENKOV, ALEKSANDAR DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
20 ERIKSSON, MARCUS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 SAMUELS, SAMARDO 15:09 9 3/3 0/1 3/4 3 2 5 2 1 3     1 4 15
24 OLESON, BRAD 7:50   0/1 0/2   1 1 2 2         1    
33 PERPEROGLOU, STRATOS 15:37 5 1/3 1/2   1 2 3 1   1   1 2 2 4
44 TOMIC, ANTE 22:21 12 6/10     1 3 4 2   1   1 2   10
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 87 26/41 9/25 8/9 14 25 39 25 4 13 3 2 18 16 109
        63.4% 36% 88.9%
Head coach: PASCUAL, XAVI
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
Khimki Moscow Region
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 RICE, TYRESE 35:44 14 6/12 0/4 2/2   1 1 7 1 3   2 1 6 13
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 30:40 13 2/4 3/8   1 2 3 2 1 2     1 4 13
3 DRAGIC, ZORAN 21:17 8 4/5 0/3   1 3 4   2 1     3 1 7
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES 24:45 11 5/9   1/2 3 4 7 1       1 1 1 13
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 15:45 4 1/2 0/3 2/2 1   1 1 1 2     1 1 1
10 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 16:40 8 3/4   2/4 4 3 7     2 1   1 2 12
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 33:37 4 2/5 0/3   2 1 3 4 3   1   3   6
19 TODOROVIC, MARKO 4:58                         3   -3
33 HONEYCUTT, TYLER 16:34 8 3/3 0/2 2/5   2 2   1       2 3 7
45 SHELEKETO, MAXIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           3 1 4               4
Totals 200:00 70 26/44 3/23 9/15 15 17 32 15 9 10 2 3 16 18 73
        59.1% 13% 60%

Head Coaches

FC Barcelona Lassa
"Congratulations to our fans, all of them, for the great help they gave us tonight. I am sure they enjoyed the play we played. We had a very all-around game, one of the best this season, against a very good opponent and did well on offense and defense. We played fast, dynamic basketball, without stopping. There are always things to improve, but I am happy for the way we played today. We had time to prepare the game well and had a balanced game from the physical and tactical standpoint, and that was shown on the court. We are now facing four games on the road - I doubt any team will travel as much as we do: Tenerife, Moscow, Gran Canaria, Madrid. We have to be able to win on the road, play with balance, arrive to each game well, physically speaking, and compete. The team is ready to win in any court. We have to have a good game plan, follow it and have a good game. We have to stay focused and think of the next game. Every game is different, a lot of things happen: tough opponents, problems, bad shooting nights. Every game is different and we must be prepared for anything. I am satisfied with today's win, the same way I wasn't happy after losing in Greece. We will now face CSKA, a top-level team. The fact that they beat Madrid by almost 20 points late in the game says enough about its potential."
Khimki Moscow Region
"First of all, I want to congratulate Barcelona and Xavi Pascual for a perfect game. For sure, we didn't show the kind of effort and energy we need to beat Barcelona in Barcelona. We had some problems; Navarro is a perfect player and had a special preparation to stop him, but he played really well from the beginning and we were down by 20 at halftime. It is difficult to get back from 20 points against such an experienced team. We could have played a little bit better because I think that every point will be important in our group, by how much you win and lose. Losing by 17 is a little bit too much. We talked before the game about how difficult it is to play here. We said that every point and every second in each game was important, all 40 minutes. If we lose, we had to lose by as little as we could. This is not a good result for us. We are a good three-point shooting team, but only hit 13% of them tonight."


FC Barcelona Lassa
"The first half was the key. We played very good defense. It is true that that they missed some shots, but from the very beginning of the game, we knew how to play defense against them. We knew they have a lot of talent, but our defense made them miss some shots and that helped us build a lead in the first half. This was a very important game, we had to win it no matter what. I hope it gives us a little bit of confidence because we play back-to-back road games in both the Euroleague and the Spanish League. We are in a good form and must win on the road, especially in the Euroleague."
FC Barcelona Lassa
"After losing in Piraeus the way we did, as Olympiacos took us out of the game with great physicality, we wanted to make the most out of our home-court advantage and control the game rhythm. I think we managed to do it. Other than some minutes in the third and fourth quarters, I think we played a very good game. We have two road games coming up and if we had lost tonight, a 0-4 start could be a possibility. It looks like it will be a very balanced group, so you have to win by as many points as possible and lose by as little as possible. Three-point shots are not falling for me lately, but I am very happy for the way I am playing. I feel quick on the court and played 30 minutes today for the first time in - well, a lot of time! I felt really good and have to keep working hard to stay like this."
Khimki Moscow Region
"In the second quarter we just gave up a lot of easy layups and dunks and a couple bad fouls. And they just blew the game open. We weren’t really able to play the type of game we normally play. We can’t really look at as if we’re so terrible. I think we was prepared, but we didn’t come out here ready to play. We just have to take it as a loss, they protected their home court, and be ready for next week. "
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