2017-18Regular SeasonRound 18
January 17, 2018 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 MEDIOLANUM FORUM
Baltic: VIASAT SPORT BALTIC, VIAPLAY
Serbia: SPORTKLUB HD
France: RECORD
Spain: MOVISTAR DEPORTES 2
Greece: NOVASPORTS 5HD
United Kingdom -: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Israel: SPORT 5 LIVE
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER

Records

4-13 Regular Season 7-10
4-13 Overall 7-10

Officials

Crew Chief
BELOSEVIC, ILIJA, Serbia
Umpire 1
PASTUSIAK, PIOTR, Poland
Umpire 2
FRITZ, CLEMENS , Germany

The Take

AX Armani Exchange Milan (4-13) hosts Unicaja Malaga (7-10) in Round 18. The reigning 7DAYS EuroCup champion has won four of the past seven EuroLeague meetings between the sides, including a 74-71 decision in Round 14 last month, when Jeff Brooks shined with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Milan, having lost eight of its last nine games, needs to start winning to stay afloat and get back to the playoff race. Unicaja seems to have found its rhythm despite having dropped its last two games. Andrew Goudelock (12.4 ppg.) is the main pillar on offense for the hosts, followed by Jordan Theodore (11.9 ppg., 4.1 apg.) and Vladimir Micov (10.5 ppg.). Newcomer Mindaugas Kuzminskas also figures to play a prominent role for the hosts. For Unicaja, Nemanja Nedovic (15.4 ppg., 4.4 apg.) remains the hottest player, followed by Adam Waczynski (10.1 ppg.) and Ray McCallum (9.4 ppg.). Milan has the weakest defense in the league (85.4 ppg.) so Unicaja will have to try to exploit that in order to get a new valuable win. Milan is desperate for the W, so the mental part of the game can play a big part in its final outcome.
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AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW G 1.91 29
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR F 2.01 32
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE F 2.03 27
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95 31
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB C 2.13 24
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05 28
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.93 31
22 CUSIN, MARCO C 2.11 32
23 ABASS, AWUDU G 1.98 24
24 M'BAYE, AMATH F 2.06 28
25 THEODORE, JORDAN G 1.83 28
28 YOUNG, PATRIC C 2.09 25
34 JEFFERSON, CORY C 2.06 27
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS G 1.92 28
55 JERRELLS, CURTIS G 1.85 30
77 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS C 2.08 24
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

Player Stats

Goudelock, A. / 12.4 Theodore, J. / 11.9 Micov, V. / 10.5
Nedovic, N. / 15.4 Waczynski, A. / 10.1 McCallum, R. / 9.4
2PT
Gudaitis, A. / 70.0 % Tarczewski, K. / 68.9 % M'Baye, A. / 52.4 %
Augustine, J. / 68.1 % Musli, D. / 57.6 % Milosavljevic, D. / 49.0 %
3PT
Bertans, D. / 46.4 % Micov, V. / 42.1 % Kalnietis, M. / 38.2 %
Waczynski, A. / 50.8 % Suarez, C. / 43.3 % Nedovic, N. / 36.9 %
FT
Theodore, J. / 88.4 % Micov, V. / 83.8 % Tarczewski, K. / 79.3 %
Suarez, C. / 81.1 % Nedovic, N. / 78.8 % Shermadini, G. / 65.3 %
PIR
Gudaitis, A. / 13.7 Tarczewski, K. / 13.1 Micov, V. / 10.8
Augustine, J. / 14.1 Nedovic, N. / 14.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.4 Points 77.0
31.9 Rebounds 35.4
9.3 O. Rebounds 12.8
22.6 D. Rebounds 22.6
15.7 Assists 17.1
4.9 Steals 6.4
2.8 Blocks 2.1
51.1 % 2PT 49.3 %
35.0 % 3PT 35.8 %
78.6 % FT 70.0 %
83.8 PIR 85.6

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
85.4 Points 80.6
34.8 Rebounds 33.9
9.6 O. Rebounds 10.4
25.2 D. Rebounds 23.5
18.4 Assists 18.8
5.7 Steals 6.1
2.2 Blocks 2.5
53.1 % 2PT 55.1 %
41.1 % 3PT 38.4 %
79.1 % FT 73.8 %
96.8 PIR 88.5
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AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan vs. Unicaja Malaga

· Unicaja defeated Milan 74-71 at home in Round 14 led by a double-double of 15 points and 11 rebounds from Jeff Brooks.

· Milan’s Curtis Jerrells and Unicaja’s Dragan Milosavljevic were teammates at Partizan NIS Belgrade during the 2010-11 season.

· Milan’s Marco Cusin and Awudu Abass were teammates with Unicaja’s Jeff Brooks at Cantu in the 2012-13. Cusin and Brooks also played briefly together at Dinamo Sassari at the start of the 2014-15 season.

· Milan forward Abass and Unicaja center Giorgi Shermadini were teammates at Cantu during the 2014-15 season.

· Unicaja forward Carlos Suarez posted as career high 5 offensive rebounds and matched his career-best in total rebounds with 10 in Unicaja’s 77-84 loss against Milan in Malaga in January 2015.

· Unicaja matched its EuroLeague team-high with 32 two-point shots made in a 95-85 win over Milan in April 2014.

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AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Roster
Patric Young continues to rehab after offseason knee surgery.
Coach Simone Pianigiani has used 11 different players in starting lineups this season. Only Kaleb Tarczewski has started every game.
Streaks
Kaleb Tarczewski has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in 13 of his last 14 EuroLeague appearances.
Vladimir Micov has made at least 1 three-point shot in eight of his last nine EuroLeague appearances.
Dairis Bertans has made 11 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Rankings
Kaleb Tarczewski is third in the EuroLeague this season with 6.6 rebounds per game.
Tarczewski is ranked fifth in offensive rebounding this season with 2.7 per contest.
Arturas Gudaitis is tied for second in the EuroLeague in two-point shooting this season at 70%.
Records/Milestones
Andrew Goudelock owns the EuroLeague single-game record for three-pointers made with 10, which he set in November 2014 when he played for Fenerbahce.

Unicaja Malaga

Roster
Coach Joan Plaza has used 12 different players in the Unicaja starting lineup so far this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Nemanja Nedovic has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-point shot in each of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Carlos Suarez has made at least 1 triple in 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague appearances.
Adam Waczynski has made at least 1 three-point shot in each of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Nemanja Nedovic is ranked fifth in the EuroLeague in scoring with 15.4 points per game this season.
James Augustine is ranked fourth in the EuroLeague this season with 6.4 rebounds per game, and third among qualified EuroLeague in offensive rebounding at 2.9 per game.
Adam Waczynski is second among qualified EuroLeague players this season in three-point accuracy at 50.9%.
Records/Milestones
James Augustine is first among active qualified players and fourth on the all-time charts in career two-point shooting accuracy at 66.25%.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
3 - 4
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan Unicaja Malaga
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
Home record vs. Unicaja Malaga: 2-1
Away record vs. Unicaja Malaga: 1-3
Unicaja Malaga
Home record vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan: 3-1
Away record vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan: 1-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 22 December 2017 Regular Season Unicaja Malaga 74 - 71 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
2014-15 13 March 2015 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 90 - 86 Unicaja Malaga
2014-15 16 January 2015 Top 16 Unicaja Malaga 77 - 84 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 11 April 2014 Top 16 Unicaja Malaga 95 - 85 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 20 February 2014 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 70 - 59 Unicaja Malaga
2007-08 02 January 2008 Regular Season Unicaja 89 - 70 AJ Milano
2007-08 08 November 2007 Regular Season AJ Milano 65 - 74 Unicaja