2016-17Regular SeasonRound 18
January 20, 2017 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP STADIUM
Bulgaria: MTEL SPORT 1
Romania: DIGI SPORT2
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Italy: FOX SPORTS

Records

12-5 Regular Season 11-6
12-5 Overall 11-6

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Round 18 will close with a clash between two teams at the top of the standings, with third-placed Olympiacos Piraeus hosting fourth-placed Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Both teams come in good form; the Reds had won three straight and seven of eight to improve to 12-5, while Baskonia had won six of seven before falling at Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul last week for an 11-6 mark. In their first meeting this season, Olympiacos nabbed a 90-95 decision in Vitoria in October as Vassilis Spanoulis starred with 15 points and a career-high 15 assists. However Spanoulis missed his team’s game last week and his participation this week may be in question. Either way, Baskonia will turn to Shane Larkin (13 ppg., 6.5 apg.) and Adam Hanga (9.8 ppg.) to counter the deep Olympiacos backcourt featuring Spanoulis (13.2 ppg., 6.5 apg.), Matt Lojeski (10.8 ppg.), Vangelis Mantzaris and more. Both teams have many weapons inside, with the Reds led by power forward Georgios Printezis (12.1 ppg.) and Khem Birch (6.4 rpg.). Baskonia relies on big men Toko Shengelia (11.7 ppg.), Johannes Voigtmann (11.5 ppg., 7.5 rpg.) and Andrea Bargnani (10.7 ppg.), who are all threats on the perimeter and in the paint. Super scorer Rodrigue Beaubois (13.4 ppg.) could also play a big role for the visitors. Though Baskonia is ranked fourth in the league in scoring (82.1 ppg.) and Olympiacos boasts the toughest defense (73.5 ppg.), the margins between the two teams are quite similar, so the factor that decides the game may be pace, with a faster pace favoring Baskonia. Of course, the biggest matter may be health, so let’s hope for a full rosters that can deliver another fantastic clash between these two-longtime foes.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 24
2 BIRCH, KHEM C 2.06 24
4 YOUNG, PATRIC C 2.09 24
5 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS G 1.88 20
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.07 22
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 34
9 WATERS, DOMINIC G 1.85 30
10 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIOS F 2.08 22
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 22
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 31
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 26
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 26
24 LOJESKI, MATT G 1.98 31
26 MARAGKOS, PARIS C 2.06 23
27 ATHINAIOU, IOANNIS G 1.93 28
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 LARKIN, SHANE G 1.80 24
1 BARGNANI, ANDREA C 2.13 31
7 VOIGTMANN, JOHANNES C 2.11 24
8 HANGA, ADAM F 2.01 27
9 SEDEKERSKIS, TADAS F 2.00 19
10 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE G 1.88 28
11 BLAZIC, JAKA G 1.96 26
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.10 21
14 TILLIE, KIM F 2.10 28
17 KURUCS, ARTURS G 1.90 17
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE F 2.06 25
34 BUDINGER, CHASE F 2.01 28
55 LUZ, RAFA G 1.88 24

Player Stats

Spanoulis, V. / 13.2 Printezis, G. / 12.1 Lojeski, M. / 10.8
Beaubois, R. / 13.4 Larkin, S. / 13.0 Shengelia, T. / 11.7
Birch, K. / 6.4 Printezis, G. / 4.6
Larkin, S. / 6.5
Larkin, S. / 1.5 Hanga, A. / 1.3
Bargnani, A. / 0.9 Hanga, A. / 0.6 Diop, I. / 0.6
2PT
Birch, K. / 63.9 % Milutinov, N. / 58.5 % Lojeski, M. / 57.9 %
Voigtmann, J. / 65.9 % Beaubois, R. / 63.2 % Bargnani, A. / 60.0 %
3PT
Lojeski, M. / 45.2 % Green, E. / 43.6 % Mantzaris, V. / 36.4 %
Blazic, J. / 39.0 % Beaubois, R. / 37.7 % Voigtmann, J. / 36.4 %
FT
Lojeski, M. / 85.0 % Green, E. / 80.0 % Spanoulis, V. / 77.1 %
Larkin, S. / 78.5 % Voigtmann, J. / 78.0 % Shengelia, T. / 74.6 %
PIR
Spanoulis, V. / 13.3 Lojeski, M. / 12.8 Printezis, G. / 12.6
Voigtmann, J. / 16.8 Larkin, S. / 15.6 Hanga, A. / 11.9

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
77.9 Points 82.1
37.1 Rebounds 37.2
10.9 O. Rebounds 10.8
26.2 D. Rebounds 26.4
14.6 Assists 16.8
6.2 Steals 6.6
3.8 Blocks 3.4
51.0 % 2PT 53.6 %
34.4 % 3PT 35.2 %
74.5 % FT 76.1 %
87.2 PIR 90.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
73.5 Points 77.9
34.3 Rebounds 34.6
10.2 O. Rebounds 10.9
24.1 D. Rebounds 23.7
14.9 Assists 16.1
6.5 Steals 5.9
3.1 Blocks 2.8
44.4 % 2PT 46.5 %
39.6 % 3PT 38.2 %
72.9 % FT 73.8 %
72.5 PIR 80.1
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Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

· Olympiacos downed Baskonia 90-95 in Round 4, with Vangelis Mantzaris scoring 17 points and Vassilis Spanoulis adding 15 points and a career-high 15 assists. Erick Green helped Olympiacos’ cause by scoring all of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. Toko Shengelia led Baskonia with 20 points,

· Baskonia and Olympiacos have met in the EuroLeague playoffs twice - in 2001 and 2007. Baskonia won the best-of-three series both times.

· Olympiacos guard Vassilis Spanoulis scored 27 points and dished 6 assists to lead the Reds to a 76-64 victory over Baskonia in January 2015.

· Spanoulis earned weekly MVP honors against Baskonia in the 2005-06 Playoffs for Games 1 and 2 while playing for Panathinaikos Athens. Spanoulis averaged a performance index rating of 23 in those two games. 

· Baskonia guard Rafa Luz and Olympiacos forward Georgios Printezis were teammates at Unicaja Malaga for two seasons, from 2009 to 2011.

· Matt Lojeski of Olympiacos and Milan's Jamel McLean were teammates at Oostende and played n the EuroCup in the 2012-13 season.

· Big men, Nikola Milutinov of Olympiacos and Milan Macvan of EA7 Milan have been teammates for Partizan Belgrade during the 2014-15 EuroCup season. Milutinov has also been a teammate of Milan’s Miroslav Raduljica on the Serbian national team.

· Olympiacos guard Dominic Waters and Baskonia’s swingman Jaka Blazic were teammates at Union Olimpija Ljubljana for the first part of the 2012-13 season.

· Olympiacos guard Vangelis Mantzaris set his career high - which he has since matched - with 9 assists against Baskonia in March 2011. He led the Reds to an 89-59 victory with 5 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 2 steals for a performance index rating of 18.

· Olympiacos guard Matt Lojeski had career-best efforts in performance index rating (32) and scoring (28) against Baskonia on October 23, 2015. Lojeski also had a career-best 4 steals against Baskonia on October 24, 2014.

· Baskonia forward Toko Shengelia had a career-best performance index rating of 26 against Olympiacos on November 27, 2014.

Monday, January 16, 2017
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Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster

Guard Daniel Hackett will miss the rest of the season due to a leg injury.

Paris Maragkos will be making his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Erick Green has collected at least 1 steal in six of his last seven EuroLeague games.

Vassilis Spanoulis has made 12 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.

Rankings

Vassilis Spanoulis ranks second on the all-time scoring list with 3,195 points, second all-time in assists with 1,055, and first all-time in free throws made, with 868.

Spanoulis has made 339 three-point shots in his career, and is tied for seventh place all-time with former CSKA star Trajan Langdon.

Spanoulis is third in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 6.5 per game.

Records/Milestones

Kostas Papanikolaou needs 5 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

Roster

Coach Sito Alonso has used 10 different starters this season, and only Shane Larkin has started in each of the games.

Streaks

Shane Larkin has made multiple free throws in 14 consecutive EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Johannes Voigtmann is fifth in the EuroLeague in rebounds this season with 7.2 per game.

Shane Larkin is tied for fourth in steals this season with 1.5 per game.

Larkin is tied for second in assists this season with 6.5 per game.

Records/Milestones

Adam Hanga is 5 assists shy of reaching the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Monday, January 16, 2017
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
19 - 14
Olympiacos Piraeus Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz: 13-3
Away record vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz: 6-11
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 11-6
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 3-13

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 27 October 2016 Regular Season Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 90 - 95 Olympiacos Piraeus
2015-16 04 March 2016 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 68 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
2015-16 07 January 2016 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 76 - 82 Olympiacos Piraeus
2015-16 26 November 2015 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 59 - 52 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
2015-16 23 October 2015 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 96 - 89 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 20 March 2015 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 74 - 73 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 23 January 2015 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 76 - 64 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2014-15 27 November 2014 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 89 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 24 October 2014 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 63 - 57 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2013-14 21 March 2014 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 89 - 59 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2013-14 24 January 2014 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 70 - 89 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 22 February 2013 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 74 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2012-13 27 December 2012 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 82 - 74 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 16 November 2012 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 72 - 89 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 11 October 2012 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 85 - 81 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2011-12 08 December 2011 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 84 - 82 Caja Laboral
2011-12 02 November 2011 Regular Season Caja Laboral 81 - 79 Olympiacos Piraeus
2009-10 04 March 2010 Top 16 Olympiacos 102 - 85 Caja Laboral
2009-10 28 January 2010 Top 16 Caja Laboral 85 - 89 Olympiacos
2008-09 12 March 2009 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 80 - 88 Olympiacos
2008-09 05 February 2009 Top 16 Olympiacos 73 - 70 Tau Ceramica
2007-08 12 December 2007 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 75 - 64 Olympiacos
2007-08 25 October 2007 Regular Season Olympiacos 95 - 90 Tau Ceramica
2006-07 05 April 2007 Playoffs Olympiacos 89 - 95 Tau Ceramica
2006-07 03 April 2007 Playoffs Tau Ceramica 84 - 59 Olympiacos
2006-07 13 December 2006 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 89 - 74 Olympiacos
2006-07 25 October 2006 Regular Season Olympiacos 97 - 78 Tau Ceramica
2003-04 07 April 2004 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 87 - 82 Olympiacos
2003-04 10 March 2004 Top 16 Olympiacos 83 - 85 Tau Ceramica
2003-04 21 January 2004 Regular Season Olympiacos 81 - 72 Tau Ceramica
2003-04 20 November 2003 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 92 - 77 Olympiacos
2000-01 28 February 2001 Playoffs Tau Ceramica 98 - 76 Olympiakos
2000-01 22 February 2001 Playoffs Olympiakos 72 - 78 Tau Ceramica