2017-18Regular SeasonRound 2
October 20, 2017 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP STADIUM
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Records

1-0 Regular Season 1-0
1-0 Overall 1-0

Officials

To be announced soon

The Take

A pair of Round 1 winners will clash at Peace and Friendship Stadium when Olympiacos Piraeus hosts Unicaja Malaga on Friday. It will be the first game for the Reds on their home court this season after playing last week in Crete, where Coach Sfairopolous’s men defeated Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 75-64. Georgios Printezis led the way with 17 points and Dimitrios Agravanis and Kostas Papanikolaou came up big off the bench for Olympiacos, which was without star guard Vassilis Spanoulis and new signing Kim Tillie due to injuries. While the Reds hope to have Spanoulis back this week, Tillie will miss several months. Reigning 7DAYS EuroCup champion Unicaja Malaga edged reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 68-67 on the strength of an outstanding defensive effort. Giorgi Shermadini, a former EuroLeague champion with Olympiacos, paced the offense with 10 points. Unicaja will look to Ray McCallum, who had a few big plays in the second half against the champs, and Nemanja Nedovic to lead the attack from the perimeter against Vangelis Mantzaris, Janis Strelnieks and Hollis Thompson. Unicaja won despite making only 5 of 27 three-point shots (18.5%) and with better shooting could be a much-more dangerous side in Greece. Either way, the game figures to be a defensive slugfest between two physical, aggressive and hard-working sides.
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Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MCLEAN, JAMEL C 2.03 29
4 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS G 1.88 21
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.07 23
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 35
10 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIOS F 2.08 22
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 22
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS G 1.91 28
14 TILLIE, KIM F 2.10 29
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 32
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 27
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 27
19 ARSENOPOULOS, NIKOLAOS G 1.95 17
22 ROBERTS, BRIAN G 1.88 31
31 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS C 2.10 28
34 THOMPSON, HOLLIS F 2.03 26
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
44 MUSLI, DEJAN C 2.13 26

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
75.0 Points 68.0
40.0 Rebounds 36.0
16.0 O. Rebounds 16.0
24.0 D. Rebounds 20.0
11.0 Assists 15.0
7.0 Steals 9.0
2.0 Blocks 3.0
60.0 % 2PT 55.0 %
23.1 % 3PT 18.5 %
64.3 % FT 75.0 %
86.0 PIR 81.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
64.0 Points 67.0
27.0 Rebounds 28.0
7.0 O. Rebounds 4.0
20.0 D. Rebounds 24.0
13.0 Assists 20.0
7.0 Steals 4.0
4.0 Blocks 5.0
47.5 % 2PT 51.4 %
42.9 % 3PT 50.0 %
66.7 % FT 77.8 %
59.0 PIR 74.0
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The Reds has won their last six games against Unicaja and all eight of their previous meetings in Piraeus.

Unicaja recorded the most team free throws made in EuroLeague play with 35, against Olympiacos on March 15, 2006.

Giorgi Shermadini won 2013 EuroLeague title with Olympiacos. He played parts of two seasons with the Reds and was a teammate there of current Olympiacos players Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis, Vangelis Mantzaris, Dimitrios Agravanis and Ioannis Papapetrou.

Georgios Printezis signed with Unicaja in 2009 and spent a season and a half there before returning to Piraeus.

Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov and Unicaja swingman Dragan Milosavljevic were teammates at Partizan Belgrade for three seasons from 2012 through 2015. Together they led Partizan to a pair of Serbian League crown and one Adriatic League title.

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Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster
Vassilis Spanoulis missed last game and is listed as questionable by the club.
Kostas Papanikolaou Vangelis Mantzaris and Janis Strelnieks all missed practice on Tuesday. They are all questionable, too.
Kim Tillie is out long term with a leg injury
Brian Roberts is set to play his first EuroLeague game since December 2011.
Streaks
Vassilis Spanoulis has hit at least one three-point shot in 10 straight EuroLeague games.
Kostas Papanikolaou has made at least one three-point shot in 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague games.
Janis Strelnieks has made at least one three-point shot in 10 straight and 17 of his last 18 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Vassilis Spanoulis was second in the EuroLeague last season in average assists with 6.0 per game.
Janis Strelnieks led the EuroLeague in assist-to-turnover ratio last season at 2.92.
Records/Milestones
Vassilis Spanoulis is the competition's all-time leader in free throws made with 915.
Spanoulis needs 4 more rebounds to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.
Spanoulis needs 4 more three-pointers to surpass Dimitris Diamantidis (372) for sixth-place on the EuroLeague all-time charts. Retired CSKA great J.R. Holden (377) is fifth.
Spanoulis is second on the EuroLeague's all-time list of assists with 1,152. His former teammate Dimitris Diamantidis is the record holder with 1,255.

Unicaja Malaga

Roster
Viny Okouo is the only player on the Unicaja roster without past EuroLeague experience.
Streaks
Jeff Brooks has collected at least 1 steal in 10 straight EuroLeague games.
Rankings
James Augustine ranked third among qualified EuroLeague players last season in field-goal accuracy, making 66.4% of his attempts.
Records/Milestones
Carlos Suarez needs 3 more rebounds to reach 500 for his EuroLeague career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
12 - 4
Olympiacos Piraeus Unicaja Malaga
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. Unicaja Malaga: 8-0
Away record vs. Unicaja Malaga: 4-4
Unicaja Malaga
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 4-4
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 0-8

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2014-15 27 February 2015 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 77 - 72 Unicaja Malaga
2014-15 02 January 2015 Top 16 Unicaja Malaga 61 - 69 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 27 March 2014 Top 16 Unicaja Malaga 63 - 80 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 30 January 2014 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 73 - 55 Unicaja Malaga
2013-14 22 November 2013 Regular Season Unicaja Malaga 74 - 82 Olympiacos Piraeus
2013-14 18 October 2013 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 69 - 61 Unicaja Malaga
2010-11 09 December 2010 Regular Season Unicaja Malaga 76 - 74 Olympiacos Piraeus
2010-11 03 November 2010 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 93 - 66 Unicaja Malaga
2009-10 10 December 2009 Regular Season Olympiacos 89 - 68 Unicaja
2009-10 28 October 2009 Regular Season Unicaja 86 - 68 Olympiacos
2008-09 10 December 2008 Regular Season Unicaja 60 - 56 Olympiacos
2008-09 30 October 2008 Regular Season Olympiacos 83 - 72 Unicaja
2005-06 15 March 2006 Top 16 Unicaja 75 - 87 Olympiacos
2005-06 22 February 2006 Top 16 Olympiacos 87 - 84 Unicaja
2001-02 16 January 2002 Regular Season Olympiacos 81 - 80 Unicaja
2001-02 31 October 2001 Regular Season Unicaja 86 - 79 Olympiacos