2018-19Regular SeasonRound 19
January 17, 2019 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP STADIUM
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Records

11-7 Regular Season 7-11
11-7 Overall 7-11

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ, MIGUEL ANGEL
Umpire 1
ROCHA, FERNANDO
Umpire 2
PANTHER, ANNE

The Take

This game presents two teams with much in common. Both Olympiacos and Khimki have split their last four games and each team won the first game of last week's two-round week at home and lost the second game on the road. Olympiacos comes into the game one win out of fourth place, while Khimki is one win outside of the playoff zone. The Reds will welcome back center Nikola Milutinov, who missed the last through games through illness, but has otherwise dominated in the paint this season. Khimki hopes to have reigning Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy winner Alexey Shved back this week after missing six weeks with a broken finger.

Marquee matchup

This game features so many stars on both sides, but perhaps the biggest matchup will be on the sidelines, where both coaches have ties to several of the opposition's players. Khimki's Georgios Bartzokas served as the Reds' head coach from 2012 until 2014 and led the team to the 2013 EuroLeague title in London. In that time, he coached current Olympiacos players Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis, Vangelis Mantzaris and Dimitrios Agravanis. Olympiacos boss David Blatt coached Khimki players Alexey Shved, Sergey Monia and Egor Vyaltsev on the Russian national team and won Olympic and EuroBasket medals with the former two.

Earlier this year

Olympiacos blitzed Khimki 66-87 in Moscow on opening night with Zach LeDay, Sasha Vezenkov and Janis Strelnieks all scoring in double figures off the bench. Alexey Shved ran wild for 34 points on 8-of-16 three-point shooting plus 6 assists, but did not get enough support. Khimki players totaled just 2 points off the bench. The Reds dominated the glass 20-38.

Keys to victory: Olympiacos

Olympiacos leads the league in rebounding (36.4 rpg.) and has the league's top rebounder in Nikola Milutinov (8.4 rpg.), while Khimki is second-to-last in rebounding (30.1 rpg.) and has only one player (Jordan Mickey, 4.9 rpg.) averaging more than half as many boards as Milutinov. Continued domination of the glass and the put-backs that come with it could propel the Reds to another win on Thursday.

Keys to victory: Khimki

If Alexey Shved is available for the game, his return would be an immediate boost for the team both as a scorer and to deflect attention from the other scorers. With or without Shved, the key to victory for Khimki is outside shooting. Coach Bartzokas's side leads the league in three-point shots attempted (29.4 per game) and has attempted the fewest two-pointers (31.1). For that to work, the extra threes have to go in.

Injuries

Nikola Milutinov is back with Olympiacos after missing some games with injury.

Alexey Shved is still sidelined for Khimki.

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Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 WILLIAMS-GOSS, NIGEL G 1.92 24
6 TOUPANE, AXEL F 2.01 26
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 36
10 TIMMA, JANIS F 2.01 26
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 24
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS G 1.91 29
14 VEZENKOV, SASHA F 2.06 23
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 33
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 28
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 28
20 POKUSEVSKI, ALEKSEJ G 2.11 17
21 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIS F 2.08 24
31 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS C 2.10 29
32 LEDAY, ZACH C 2.02 24
Khimki Moscow Region
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SHVED, ALEXEY G 1.98 30
3 BOST, DEE G 1.88 29
5 CROCKER, TONY F 1.98 32
6 VIALTSEV, EGOR F 1.93 33
7 GREEN, GARLON G 2.01 28
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV G 1.90 29
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 30
12 MONIA, SERGEY F 2.02 35
13 GILL, ANTHONY F 2.04 26
15 GUBANOV, PETR F 2.07 31
16 YAKUSHIN, TIMOFEY G 1.94 22
20 ZUBKOV, ANDREY F 2.06 27
22 JENKINS, CHARLES G 1.91 29
23 THOMAS, MALCOLM C 2.06 30
25 MICKEY, JORDAN C 2.03 24
35 KADOSHNIKOV, DMITRII F 2.01 17

Player Stats

Printezis, G. / 12.1 Leday, Z. / 11.2 Milutinov, N. / 10.9
Mickey, J. / 13.2 Gill, A. / 11.7 Crocker, T. / 9.2
Mickey, J. / 4.9
Markovic, S. / 3.8 Bost, D. / 3.1
Bost, D. / 1.1
Milutinov, N. / 0.9 Leday, Z. / 0.6
Mickey, J. / 1.1 Gill, A. / 0.6
2PT
Milutinov, N. / 62.0 % Leday, Z. / 60.8 % Strelnieks, J. / 55.3 %
Gill, A. / 75.0 % Thomas, M. / 63.5 % Jenkins, C. / 61.8 %
3PT
Strelnieks, J. / 47.4 % Timma, J. / 43.8 % Papanikolaou, K. / 42.9 %
Jenkins, C. / 44.9 % Markovic, S. / 41.5 % Bost, D. / 35.4 %
FT
Leday, Z. / 75.8 % Milutinov, N. / 74.0 % Spanoulis, V. / 73.3 %
Crocker, T. / 91.2 % Mickey, J. / 81.4 % Gill, A. / 76.7 %
PIR
Milutinov, N. / 19.4 Printezis, G. / 13.3 Leday, Z. / 12.9
Mickey, J. / 14.6 Gill, A. / 12.9

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.9 Points 78.9
36.4 Rebounds 30.1
11.4 O. Rebounds 9.9
25.1 D. Rebounds 20.1
18.9 Assists 18.3
5.7 Steals 7.9
2.6 Blocks 2.7
54.0 % 2PT 56.1 %
37.9 % 3PT 35.5 %
73.1 % FT 77.3 %
93.3 PIR 83.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.8 Points 80.1
31.6 Rebounds 33.2
9.4 O. Rebounds 10.1
22.1 D. Rebounds 23.1
15.6 Assists 18.0
6.6 Steals 7.1
3.1 Blocks 2.6
50.6 % 2PT 54.6 %
37.0 % 3PT 38.2 %
79.8 % FT 79.4 %
82.6 PIR 94.4

Head Coaches

BLATT, DAVID
Olympiacos Piraeus
"Khimki has been playing good basketball and had a very big win against Fenerbahce. They have quality players, they are well-coached and we know that we have to come to the game and bring the right type of competitive spirit and the right level of desire to play our hardest and give our best in front of our fans. Khimki has a lot of different players that can show you a lot of different looks offensively and defensively. There are not easy games in EuroLeague. That’s no disrespect to Khimki, there are just a lot of good teams out there. Every week you gonna face one or twice a challenging game. And this is no different. Khimki is a good basketball team and we got to be ready to play. Milutinov joined us yesterday at practice, he feels good. He is been out for a while, so he is still on the road to recovery, but he should be ready to play and that’s a good thing. We have missed him, even though we did well when he was not playing. Shved is an old dear player of mine and obviously one of the highest-level players in the EuroLeague. But injuries are part of everyone in the season and we still playing a very good team, with or without Alexey. Coach Batzokas has had a great history here in Olympiacos and certainly has all my respect."
BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Khimki Moscow Region
"Olympiacos is a team that is trying to reach the Final Four. It’s a strong and experienced team, especially at home. This team has first three scorers basically in the frontline as Milutinov, Printezis and LeDay are leading the team in scoring. It’s a different team that we’ve used to play in the EuroLeague, so we need to be strong on this part of the game, trying to protect our paint from them."

Players

WILLIAMS-GOSS, NIGEL
Olympiacos Piraeus
"It is a very important game for us. We are happy that we are playing back at home. We have to compete as hard as we can to win the game. It is always very important to have a good home court, the atmosphere here is great and the fans definitely give us energy. Shved is out but definitely is not going to be easy. They have a lot of talent in their team, they have been playing a different style of basketball, I would not be saying that they are playing worst or better, just different. So, it is going to be another hard game for us."
JENKINS, CHARLES
Khimki Moscow Region
"It’s always tough to play with Olympiacos, especially on the road. But we cannot step back as it is very close situation in the standings. So, to get to the playoffs we have to score as many wins in the remaining games as possible. Having defeated Fenerbahce, we proved we can beat anyone. We still continue fighting for the next round."

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Khimki Moscow Region

· Olympiacos holds 6-3 edge over Khimki in this series and has won all four at home. In Round 1, the Reds defeated Khimki 66-87 as Zach LeDay scored 14 points. Alexey Shved netted 34 for Khimki.

· Khimki recorded its team record for two-pointers made in EuroLeague play with 30 against Olympiacos in February 2013.

· Khimki coach Georgios Bartzokas was the Olympiacos head coach from 2012 until 2014; he guided the Reds to the 2013 EuroLeague title in London.

· Current Olympiacos players Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis, Vangelis Mantzaris and Dimitrios Agravanis all played under Coach Bartzokas when he was the head of bench at Olympiacos.

· Khimki guard Stefan Markovic and Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov have been teammates on the Serbian national team.

· Markovic and Olympiacos forward Janis Timma were teammates at Zenit St. Petersburg during the 2016-17 season.

· Khimki's Alexey Shved and Sergey Monia played under Olympiacos coach David Blatt on the Russian national team. The three of them together won bronze medals at the Summer Olympics in 2012 and at EuroBasket in 2011. Monia and Blatt also won a EuroBasket gold medal in 2007. Egor Vyaltsev also played under David Blatt in the Russian national team.

· Blatt also coached Monia at Dynamo Moscow during the 2008-09 season.

· Khimki big man Malcolm Thomas played under Coach David Blatt at Maccabi Tel Aviv for the first part of the 2012-13 season.

· Khimki guard Dee Bost and his Olympiacos counterpart Axel Toupane were teammates at Zalgiris Kaunas for the first part of last season.

· Olympiacos forward Sasha Vezenkov played under current Khimki head coach Georgios Bartzokas at FC Barcelona Lassa during the 2016-17 season.

· Vezenkov tied his career-high with 3 steals playing for FC Barcelona Lassa against Khimki in December of last season.

· Alexey Shved hit a career-high 8 three-pointers on 16 attempts this season in a Round 1 loss to Olympiacos.

· Georgios Printezis had one of the best games in his career in an 89-77 win over Khimki in February 2016, earning MVP of the Round honors in Top 16 Round 6 by scoring a personal-best 30 points and collecting a PIR 37, another high for him.

· Kostas Papanikolaou had a career-best game in a 79-70 home win over Khimki, in April 2013. Papanikolaou had 21 points and a career-high 12 rebounds for a career-best PIR of 37. He also had a personal-best mark with 10 defensive rebounds that night to earn MVP of the Round honors.

· Khimki's Sergey Monia tied his career-high with 3 steals playing for CSKA Moscow against Olympiacos in March 2004.

· Khimki forward Anthony Gill matched his career high in rebounds with 8 against Olympiacos in January of last season.

·Tony Crocker posted his career high in steals with 3 for against Olympiacos in a Round 1 defeat.

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Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster
Georgios Printezis has started every EuroLeague game for Olympiacos this season. Of the 12 players with an appearance this season, Zach LeDay is the only one yet to make a start.
Streaks
Nikola Milutinov has posted a performance index rating in double-figures in five straight and 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague appearances.
Zach LeDay has scored in double figures in 10 of his last 11 games.
Janis Strelnieks has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Nigel Williams-Goss has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight straight, and nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Nikola Milutinov ranks fifth in the league this season in average PIR at 19.4 per game.
Milutinov is the rebounding leader with 8.4 per game, and also the leader in offensive rebounds with 3.8 per game.
Vassilis Spanoulis ranks fourth in the league in assists this season with 5.1 per game.
Janis Strelnieks ranks sixth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.7%.
Records/Milestones
Vassilis Spanoulis is the EuroLeague's career leader in assists with 1,379.
Spanoulis is second in competition history in scoring with 3,931 points. The recently-retired Juan Carlos Navarro tops the charts with 4,152 points.
Spanoulis is ranked second all-time in three-pointers made with 440.
Spanoulis is ranked ninth all-time with 243 steals. J.R. Holden is eighth (247).
Georgios Printezis is ranked seventh all-time with 1,156 career boards. Kerem Gonlum is sixth with 1,189.
Printezis is ranked fifth all-time with 2,812 points. Paulius Jankunas of Zalgiris Kaunas is fourth with 2,930 and counting.
Vangelis Mantzaris needs 2 more three-pointers to reach 200 for his career.
Janis Strelnieks is nearing the 1,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career. He enters this game with 950.

Khimki Moscow Region

Roster
Coach Bartzokas has used 11 different players in his starting lineups this season; Dee Bost is the only player to have started every EuroLeague game for Khimki.
Dmitrii Kadoshnikov is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Streaks
Jordan Mickey has scored in double figures in 11 his last 12 games.
Charles Jenkins has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last nine EuroLeague appearances; he is shooting 17 for 31 from downtown (54.8%) over that stretch.
Jenkins has collected at least 1 steal in nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in 28 straight appearances.
Shved has scored at least 13 points in each of his last 42 games.
Shved has dished at least 4 assists in 18 straight appearances.
Rankings
Alexey Shved's 25.3 points per game, average performance index rating of 25.9 per game and 1.8 steals per contest are all highest in the league, however, he no longer has enough appearances this season to qualify for the leaders' board.
Jordan Mickey ranks fifth in the league this season with 1.1 blocks per game.
Anthony Gill is second in the EuroLeague this season in two-point accuracy at 75.0%.
Tony Crocker is fourth in the league in free throw accuracy this season at 91.2%.
Records/Milestones
Shved set EuroLeague single-season records last season with 740 points scored and 107 three-pointers made.
Sergey Monia is nearing the 1,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career. He enters this game with 956.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
6 - 3
Olympiacos Piraeus Khimki Moscow Region
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 4-0
Away record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 2-3
Khimki Moscow Region
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 3-2
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 0-4

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 12 October 2018 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 66 - 87 Olympiacos Piraeus
2017-18 18 January 2018 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 82 - 54 Olympiacos Piraeus
2017-18 26 October 2017 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 92 - 75 Khimki Moscow Region
2015-16 31 March 2016 Top 16 Khimki Moscow Region 98 - 66 Olympiacos Piraeus
2015-16 05 February 2016 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 89 - 77 Khimki Moscow Region
2012-13 04 April 2013 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 79 - 70 Khimki Moscow Region
2012-13 15 February 2013 Top 16 Khimki Moscow Region 82 - 87 Olympiacos Piraeus
2009-10 11 March 2010 Top 16 Khimki 96 - 83 Olympiacos
2009-10 03 February 2010 Top 16 Olympiacos 87 - 69 Khimki