2016-17Regular SeasonRound 18
January 20, 2017 CET: 18:00
Local time: 19:00 ZALGIRIO ARENA
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Records

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

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

It will be the champion of Lithuania against its counterpart from Spain when Zalgiris Kaunas (6-11) hosts Real Madrid (12-5) on Friday. These teams meet for the 24th time; in their most-recent duel earlier this season, Madrid recorded a 96-91 home win against Zalgiris behind 17 points from teen sensation Luka Doncic. Jonas Maciulis of Madrid faces his former team, while Augusto Lima plays against Madrid, the team that sent him to Kaunas on loan. Sergio Llull leads all Madrid scorers (18 ppg.), followed by Anthony Randolph (10.2 ppg.) and Gustavo Ayon (9.2 ppg.). Paulius Jankunas is Zalgiris's best scorer (13 ppg.), followed by Brock Motum (12.8 ppg.) and Leo Westermann (8.5 ppg.). Among the key matchups to watch will be in the backcourt, where Kevin Pangos and Westermann seek to contain Llull, Doncic and Jaycee Carroll. Madrid leads the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in performance index rating (102.1 per game), ranks second in scoring (87 ppg.) and first in assists (20.2 apg.) this season. Zalgiris is fifth in assists (18.6 apg.) and forces opponents to low shooting percentages (37%). The battle on the boards will be critical, as both teams rank high in the standings; Zalgiris is second in offensive rebounds (12.5 orpg.) and Madrid fourth in defensive rebounds (25.6 drpg.). Turnovers may make the difference in this game, as Madrid commits the second-fewest in the EuroLeague at 11.6 per game, while Zalgiris makes the second-most at 14.4 per night. Madrid has an edge in steals (7.41 vs. 5.35 spg.), but Zalgiris is more reliable from the free throw line (81.9% vs. 78.2%).
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Zalgiris Kaunas
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 PANGOS, KEVIN G 1.88 23
4 LEKAVICIUS, LUKAS G 1.80 22
6 VALINSKAS, PAULIUS G 1.91 21
7 VARNAS, MARTYNAS G 1.96 19
9 WESTERMANN, LEO G 1.97 24
10 SEIBUTIS, RENALDAS G 1.96 31
12 MOTUM, BROCK F 2.08 26
13 JANKUNAS, PAULIUS F 2.05 32
15 JAVTOKAS, ROBERTAS C 2.11 36
21 MILAKNIS, ARTURAS G 1.95 30
23 LIMA, AUGUSTO C 2.08 25
44 KAVALIAUSKAS, ANTANAS C 2.08 32
55 HARTENSTEIN, ISAIAH F 2.10 18
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS F 1.98 25
Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY F 2.11 27
4 DRAPER, DONTAYE G 1.81 32
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 31
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES F 2.03 37
7 DONCIC, LUKA G 2.01 17
8 MACIULIS, JONAS F 1.98 31
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.04 36
14 AYON, GUSTAVO C 2.07 31
17 RADONCIC, DINO F 2.02 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 33
21 HUNTER, OTHELLO C 2.03 30
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.90 29
33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 26
36 SUAREZ, ALEX F 2.06 23
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 27

Player Stats

Jankunas, P. / 13.0 Motum, B. / 12.8 Westermann, L. / 8.5
Llull, S. / 18.0 Randolph, A. / 10.2 Ayon, G. / 9.2
Jankunas, P. / 6.2
Randolph, A. / 5.8 Ayon, G. / 5.1 Hunter, O. / 4.6
Llull, S. / 5.8 Fernandez, R. / 3.8 Doncic, L. / 3.7
Ayon, G. / 1.2 Fernandez, R. / 1.1 Draper, D. / 1.0
Lima, A. C. / 0.5
Randolph, A. / 1.0 Ayon, G. / 0.5
2PT
Motum, B. / 63.0 % Kavaliauskas, A. / 61.3 % Lima, A. C. / 60.0 %
Ayon, G. / 64.5 % Hunter, O. / 62.4 % Doncic, L. / 55.3 %
3PT
Pangos, K. / 42.9 % Motum, B. / 42.2 % Milaknis, A. / 40.7 %
Maciulis, J. / 58.3 % Taylor, J. / 47.8 % Doncic, L. / 41.2 %
FT
Westermann, L. / 91.4 % Jankunas, P. / 86.3 % Ulanovas, E. / 85.4 %
Llull, S. / 86.4 % Reyes, F. / 83.3 % Doncic, L. / 82.9 %
PIR
Jankunas, P. / 15.8 Motum, B. / 11.4 Westermann, L. / 10.2
Llull, S. / 17.1 Randolph, A. / 12.9 Ayon, G. / 12.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.8 Points 87.0
35.4 Rebounds 36.9
12.5 O. Rebounds 11.3
22.8 D. Rebounds 25.6
18.6 Assists 20.2
5.4 Steals 7.4
1.7 Blocks 2.9
51.6 % 2PT 54.4 %
36.8 % 3PT 36.5 %
81.9 % FT 78.2 %
83.4 PIR 102.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
82.3 Points 80.2
29.9 Rebounds 32.7
8.9 O. Rebounds 9.6
20.9 D. Rebounds 23.1
17.0 Assists 15.6
7.8 Steals 5.2
3.6 Blocks 1.9
53.9 % 2PT 50.9 %
37.0 % 3PT 37.5 %
79.5 % FT 74.5 %
94.2 PIR 80.3
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Zalgiris Kaunas vs. Real Madrid

· Teenage sensation Luka Doncic scored 8 of his career-best 17 points late in the fourth quarter to help Real Madrid squeeze out a 96-91 home win against Zalgiris in Round 11. Zalgiris got 19 points from Kevin Pangos in that game.

· Madrid and Zalgiris faced each other in the 1989-90 Cup Winners' Cup semifinals. In the two-game series, Madrid downed Zalgiris 93-80 in Game 1. Even though Zalgiris won Game 2 in Kaunas 89-77, Madrid won the series on point difference, 170-169.

· Augusto Cesar Lima is at Zalgiris on loan from Real Madrid, where he played the second part of last season. He was a teammate of most of the current Madrid roster and helped Los Blancos win the Spanish League and Cup double.

· Madrid forward Jonas Maciulis grew up with Zalgiris and started his professional career there. He spent his first four EuroLeague seasons there, from 2005 through 2009, and played 64 EuroLeague games for the club.

· Jonas Maciulis was a teammate for four seasons at Zalgiris of Paulius Jankunas, and for three seasons with Arturas Milaknis. Throughout the years he has been teammates with both of them, as well as Renaldas Seibutis, Robertas Javtokas, Lukas Lekavicius and Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, on the Lithuanian national team, too.

· Madrid swingman Rudy Fernandez delivered a career-best 9 assists against Zalgiris on October 18, 2013.

· Madrid captain Felipe Reyes scored a career-high 24 points against Zalgiris on January 15, 2016. He also collected 6 rebounds and 3 assists for a performance index rating of 32 to lead Los Blancos to a 92-86 victory. Reyes earned Top 16 Round 3 MVP honors, too.

· In that same game against Zalgiris last season, Madrid center Gustavo Ayon collected a double-double of 16 points and tied a career-best 15 rebounds.

· Madrid big man Anthony Randolph collected a career-best 4 steals while against Zalgiris playing for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar in November of 2015.

· Madrid playmaker Sergio Llull recorded a career-best performance index rating of 28 against Zalgiris on February 21, 2014.  He scored 15 points and dished 9 assists in Madrid’s 108-72 romp.

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Zalgiris Kaunas

Roster

Both Kevin Pangos and Paulius Jankunas have started every EuroLeague game this season for Zalgiris.

Streaks

Kevin Pangos has made at least 1 three-point shot in 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague games.

Arturas Milaknis has made at least 1 three-point shot in 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Paulius Jankunas is eighth on the all-time list with 249 EuroLeague appearances. Seventh place belongs to former MVP Theo Papaloukas (252).

Paulius Jankunas is ranked second on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 427 offensive boards.

Robertas Javtokas enters Round 18 ranked seventh on the all-time list for blocked shots with 144. CSKA big man Kyle Hines is sixth with 147.

Records/Milestones

With his next appearance Paulius Jankunas will become only the eighth man to play in 250 EuroLeague games.

Edgaras Ulanovas needs 1 more assist to reach 100 for his EuroLeague career.

Real Madrid

Roster

Coach Pablo Laso has used 11 different players in Madrid’s starting lineups so far this season. Only center Gustavo Ayon has started every game.

Alex Suarez will make his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Trey Thompkins has made 37 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Rankings

Sergio Llull is third in scoring in the EuroLeague this season with 18.0 points per night.

Llull is fifth in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 5.8 per game.

Llull has the third-best assist-to-turnover ratio in competition history at 2.84-to-1.

Llull is in 10th place on the all-time list with 326 three-pointers made for his career. Marcus Brown (327) is ranked ninth.

Llull is in sixth place on the all-time assists charts. He has 789 for his EuroLeague career. The recently-retired Pablo Prigioni (804) is ranked fifth.

Llull is ranked in 16th place on the EuroLeague’s career scoring charts with 2,237 points.

Felipe Reyes is in fifth place all-time in EuroLeague scoring with 2,570 points. Ahead of him is Milos Teodosic of CSKA Moscow with 2,593 and counting.

Reyes is the EuroLeague's all-time rebounding leader with 1,552 career rebounds.

Reyes is in third place on the list of all-time appearances made in the Euroleague with 273.

Jonas Maciulis is ranked seventh all-time with 229 career steals. Juan Carlos Navarro of Barcelona (239) is sixth.

Records/Milestones

Rudy Fernandez needs 3 steals to reach 200 for his career.

Jaycee Carroll needs 2 assists to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Andres Nocioni needs 3 more steals to reach 100 for his Euroleague career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 14
Zalgiris Kaunas Real Madrid
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Zalgiris Kaunas
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 1-6
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 0-8
Real Madrid
Home record vs. Zalgiris Kaunas: 8-0
Away record vs. Zalgiris Kaunas: 6-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 08 December 2016 Regular Season Real Madrid 96 - 91 Zalgiris Kaunas
2015-16 11 March 2016 Top 16 Zalgiris Kaunas 75 - 90 Real Madrid
2015-16 15 January 2016 Top 16 Real Madrid 92 - 86 Zalgiris Kaunas
2014-15 10 April 2015 Top 16 Real Madrid 99 - 83 Zalgiris Kaunas
2014-15 12 February 2015 Top 16 Zalgiris Kaunas 71 - 88 Real Madrid
2014-15 21 November 2014 Regular Season Zalgiris Kaunas 66 - 68 Real Madrid
2014-15 17 October 2014 Regular Season Real Madrid 80 - 71 Zalgiris Kaunas
2013-14 11 April 2014 Top 16 Zalgiris Kaunas 87 - 80 Real Madrid
2013-14 21 February 2014 Top 16 Real Madrid 108 - 72 Zalgiris Kaunas
2013-14 22 November 2013 Regular Season Real Madrid 95 - 67 Zalgiris Kaunas
2013-14 18 October 2013 Regular Season Zalgiris Kaunas 63 - 83 Real Madrid
2012-13 07 March 2013 Top 16 Zalgiris Kaunas 104 - 105 Real Madrid
2012-13 11 January 2013 Top 16 Real Madrid 75 - 74 Zalgiris Kaunas
2007-08 06 March 2008 Top 16 Zalgiris 69 - 83 Real Madrid
2007-08 14 February 2008 Top 16 Real Madrid 88 - 85 Zalgiris