2017-18Regular SeasonRound 23
February 23, 2018 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 BROSE ARENA
Germany: TELEKOM SPORT TV1
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 3
Greece: NOVASPORTS 5HD
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 4
Iceland: SPORTTV
United Kingdom -: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Israel: SPORT 5 LIVE
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER

Records

8-14 Regular Season 9-13
8-14 Overall 9-13

Officials

Crew Chief
LATISEVS, OLEGS, Latvia
Umpire 1
PASTUSIAK, PIOTR, Poland
Umpire 2
CORTES, CARLOS, Spain

The Take

The German champion hosts the Serbian champion when Brose Bamberg (8-14) faces Crvena Zvezda (9-13) Friday. With the clock ticking on the playoff race, this game is a virtual must-win scenario for both teams, who are chasing Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, which entered Round 23 with 12 wins, for eighth place. Brose claimed a 69-75 victory in Belgrade when these teams met in Round 5 behind 15 points from Augustine Rubit. Brose has won its last two home games against tough opposition, Panathinaikos and Zalgiris, while Zvezda has suffered three straight road losses. It could well be a shoot-out, with Brose scoring 93 and 95 points in those two wins, while three of Zvezda’s last six contests have seen one of the teams reach 100 points. The Brose attack leans on combo-guard Ricky Hickman (11.5 ppg.), forward Dorell Wright (11.0 ppg.) and pivotman Rubit (10.3 ppg.), with veterans Nikos Zisis and Daniel Hackett lending loads of experience. Zvezda attacks from the perimeter with Taylor Rochestie (14.0 ppg., 5.4 apg.), James Feldeine (10.1 ppg.) and Dylan Ennis, while Milko Bjelica (10.1 ppg.) and Mathias Lessort battle inside. Sharing the ball could be crucial – the teams rank third-last (Zvezda 15.9 apg) and next-to-last (Brose 15.4 apg) in assists.
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Brose Bamberg
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 HACKETT, DANIEL G 1.97 30
2 HICKMAN, RICKY G 1.89 32
3 WRIGHT, DORELL F 2.06 32
6 ZISIS, NIKOS G 1.97 34
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ G 1.91 23
8 STAIGER, LUCCA G 1.96 29
9 MITROVIC, LUKA F 2.05 24
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 25
16 OLINDE, LOUIS F 2.05 19
17 EDIGIN, EDDY C 2.01 22
20 HARRIS, ELIAS F 2.03 28
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE F 2.01 28
24 MCDOWELL-WHITE, WILLIAM G 1.95 19
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK F 1.98 25
42 MUSLI, DEJAN C 2.13 27
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 27
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE G 1.95 31
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
4 KESELJ, MARKO F 2.08 30
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA F 2.04 24
7 DAVIDOVAC, DEJAN F 2.02 23
10 LAZIC, BRANKO G 1.95 29
12 ANTIC, PERO C 2.11 35
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN G 2.00 23
14 FELDEINE, JAMES G 1.93 29
16 JANKOVIC, STEFAN C 2.11 24
22 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR G 1.86 32
23 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 25
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS C 2.06 22
31 ENNIS, DYLAN G 1.88 26
32 JOVANOVIC, NIKOLA F 2.11 24
51 BJELICA, MILKO C 2.07 33

Player Stats

Hickman, R. / 11.5 Wright, D. / 11.0 Rubit, A. / 10.3
Rochestie, T. / 14.0 Feldeine, J. / 12.1 Bjelica, M. / 10.1
Wright, D. / 5.6 Rubit, A. / 4.7
Lessort, M. / 5.9
Hackett, D. / 3.6 Zisis, N. / 2.7
Hickman, R. / 1.1
Feldeine, J. / 1.2
Lessort, M. / 0.9
2PT
Hackett, D. / 58.0 % Rubit, A. / 54.2 % Radosevic, L. / 51.0 %
Dobric, O. / 63.9 % Rochestie, T. / 57.4 % Jovanovic, N. / 55.8 %
3PT
Staiger, L. / 45.5 % Lo, M. / 41.4 % Wright, D. / 39.0 %
Dangubic, N. / 46.8 % Rochestie, T. / 37.6 % Dobric, O. / 36.5 %
FT
Wright, D. / 88.1 % Hickman, R. / 82.1 % Hackett, D. / 80.8 %
Rochestie, T. / 86.7 % Feldeine, J. / 85.7 % Antic, P. / 76.7 %
PIR
Rubit, A. / 12.4 Wright, D. / 11.9 Hackett, D. / 11.4
Rochestie, T. / 15.5 Lessort, M. / 11.5 Feldeine, J. / 10.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
75.0 Points 79.0
31.8 Rebounds 33.0
9.0 O. Rebounds 12.6
22.7 D. Rebounds 20.3
15.4 Assists 15.9
4.6 Steals 6.5
1.7 Blocks 2.3
48.8 % 2PT 49.6 %
37.3 % 3PT 34.5 %
79.7 % FT 76.0 %
76.5 PIR 81.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.6 Points 83.2
33.0 Rebounds 34.0
8.8 O. Rebounds 9.7
24.2 D. Rebounds 24.3
17.0 Assists 19.4
5.7 Steals 5.2
3.0 Blocks 2.5
53.5 % 2PT 56.2 %
37.9 % 3PT 39.4 %
79.0 % FT 78.5 %
91.6 PIR 98.3

Head Coaches

KANTZOURIS, ILIAS
Brose Bamberg
"We face a team that combines experience and some young guys with great enthusiasm. All in all they play their games with lots of energy. We need to be very focused, starting from defense. Because this is the backbone of this team that we have set from day one. We have to do better defensively than in the last games, for sure. We must try to do the little things, both on defense and offense and try to have a good game in front of our crowd."

Players

ZISIS, NIKOS
Brose Bamberg
"We play against a team that basically have more or less the same record as us. Also they are in a situation that they know that it will be tough to get in the top 8. The team that wants it the most, will win the game. We need more desire than in the last games. We play in front of our fans. We gave them some bitter moments this year. So we try everything to let them feel good after the game."

Brose Bamberg vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

· There have only been three previous meetings between the teams, with Zvezda holding a 2-1 edge.

· Brose's first-ever victory over Zvezda came in Belgrade in Round 5, when 15 points from Augustine Rubit led the way to a 69-75 road win.

· Early in their respective careers, Crvena Zvezda big man Pero Antic and Brose point guard Nikos Zisis were teammates at AEK Athens for four seasons, from 2001 through 2005. They won the Greek League in 2002 together.

· Antic was a teammate of Brose guard Ricky Hickman at Fenerbahce Istanbul during the 2015-16 season; they helped the team reach the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game.

· Zvezda's Taylor Rochestie and Brose's Daniel Hackett were teammates at Montepaschi Siena during the 2013-14 season.

· Brose forward Luka Mitrovic spent the last five seasons with Crvena Zveza; he was team captain from the summer of 2014 and was a teammate of Nemanja Dangubic, Branko Lazic, Ognjen Dobric and Milko Bjelica.

· In Round 5 against Brose, Zvezda’s Branko Lazic collected a career high 4 steals.

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Brose Bamberg

Roster
Coach Trinchieri is expected to return to the sidelines after he underwent a shoulder surgery, which caused him to miss the team’s last five games. Assistant coach Ilias Kantzouris guided the team in his place.
Bryce Taylor, Luka Mitrovic and Elias Harris are sidelined with respective injuries. Harris is yet to make an appearance this season.
Patrick Heckmann is out for the season with a shoulder injury.
Leon Radosevic missed the last two EuroLeague games, but has since returned to action in the German League.
Brose has used 13 different players in the starting lineup so far this season.
Streaks
Maodo Lo has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Dorell Wright has made 12 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Wright has made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven EuroLeague games.
Leon Radosevic has made 11 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Lucca Staiger has made at least 1 three-pointer in all 10 games in which he has played more than 10 minutes this season.
Rankings
Augustine Rubit is fifth in offensive rebounding this season with 2.6 per game.
Records/Milestones
Nikos Zisis is one of only three players with at least 300 EuroLeague appearances. He ranks third with 303.
Zisis is eighth on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 862 assists.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Roster
Coach Dusan Alimpijevic has used nine different players in the Zvezda starting lineup so far this season. Milko Bjelica is the only player to start every game.
Streaks
Taylor Rochestie has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague appearances.
Rochestie has made 21 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Rochestie has scored in double figures in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Dylan Ennis has made 13 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Nemanja Dangubic has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Taylor Rochestie is ranked fifth in assists this EuroLeague season with 5.4 per game.
Mathias Lessort is the EuroLeague leader in offensive rebounds with 3.1 per game this season.
Records/Milestones
Branko Lazic needs 8 steals to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 2
Brose Bamberg Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Brose Bamberg
Home record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 0-1
Away record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 1-1
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Home record vs. Brose Bamberg: 1-1
Away record vs. Brose Bamberg: 1-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 02 November 2017 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 69 - 75 Brose Bamberg
2016-17 02 March 2017 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 74 - 60 Brose Bamberg
2016-17 15 November 2016 Regular Season Brose Bamberg 78 - 79 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade