2016-17Regular SeasonRound 29
March 31, 2017 CET: 20:45
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Records

17-11 Regular Season 21-7
17-11 Overall 21-7

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Two teams with much to play for clash in the Greek capital when Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens hosts CSKA Moscow. Panathinaikos (17-11) is on the heels of Fenerbahce Istanbul in the race for fourth place and home-court advantage in the playoffs, while CSKA (21-7) is tied for the best record in the league, but must overtake co-leader Real Madrid, which owns the tiebreaker between them, to climb atop the table. These teams have a rich history between them, including meeting at four Final Fours, in two championship games and a pair of playoff series in the past dozen seasons! When they last met, reigning EuroLeague MVP Nando De Colo and Andrey Vorontsevich scored 20 points apiece to carry CSKA to an 81-77 victory in Round 2. This game will feature a dynamite backcourt duel with Nick Calathes (5.8 apg., 1.6 spg.) and Mike James (12.7 ppg.) for the hosts and De Colo (20.2 ppg.) and Milos Teodosic (15.8 ppg., 7.5 apg.) for the visitors. K.C. Rivers (10.9 ppg.) gives Panathinaikos a third perimeter weapon, as Cory Higgins does for CSKA. James Gist has returned from injury to spark the Greens inside along with Chris Singleton (12.2 ppg.). CSKA turns to veterans Kyle Hines and Victor Khryapa up front. CSKA boats the No. 1 offense in the league with 87.5 points per game. Conversely, Panathinaikos has allowed the third-fewest points (74.8) and second-lowest two-point shooting percentage (48.7%). Can Panathinaikos use its defensive weapons to stop CSKA? That could be what decided this pivotal clash.
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Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 SINGLETON, CHRIS C 2.06 27
2 NICHOLS, DEMETRIS F 2.03 32
3 RIVERS, K.C. F 1.96 30
5 JAMES, MIKE G 1.85 26
7 BOCHORIDIS, ELEFTHERIOS G 1.96 22
9 FOTSIS, ANTONIS F 2.09 35
11 PAPPAS, NIKOS G 1.95 26
12 FELDEINE, JAMES G 1.93 28
14 GIST, JAMES F 2.07 30
15 CHARALAMPOPOULOS, VASILIS F 2.02 20
17 GONTIKAS, KONSTANTINOS C 2.06 23
21 GABRIEL, KENNY F 2.03 27
25 GENTILE, ALESSANDRO G 2.01 24
29 BOUROUSIS, IOANNIS C 2.15 33
33 CALATHES, NICK G 1.98 28
CSKA Moscow
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 29
3 KULAGIN, DMITRY G 1.97 24
4 TEODOSIC, MILOS G 1.95 30
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES F 2.08 33
7 FRIDZON, VITALY G 1.95 31
9 JACKSON, AARON G 1.90 30
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN F 2.02 27
12 KOROBKOV, PAVEL F 2.06 26
13 LAZAREV, IVAN C 2.10 26
19 FREELAND, JOEL C 2.10 30
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY F 2.07 29
22 HIGGINS, CORY G 1.96 27
30 KULAGIN, MIKHAIL G 1.91 22
31 KHRYAPA, VICTOR F 2.03 34
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA F 2.02 30
42 HINES, KYLE C 1.98 30

Player Stats

James, M. / 12.7 Singleton, C. / 12.2 Rivers, K.C. / 10.9
De Colo, N. / 20.2 Teodosic, M. / 15.8 Higgins, C. / 9.0
Calathes, N. / 5.8 James, M. / 2.8
Khryapa, V. / 1.0
2PT
James, M. / 58.2 % Pappas, N. / 56.3 % Gabriel, K. / 53.8 %
Augustine, J. / 68.1 % Fridzon, V. / 65.0 % Hines, K. / 65.0 %
3PT
Singleton, C. / 46.8 % Rivers, K.C. / 41.7 % Gabriel, K. / 40.5 %
Vorontsevich, A. / 52.9 % Jackson, A. / 48.1 % De Colo, N. / 45.5 %
FT
Rivers, K.C. / 80.0 % Pappas, N. / 77.8 % Bourousis, I. / 77.7 %
De Colo, N. / 96.4 % Teodosic, M. / 90.8 % Higgins, C. / 89.8 %
PIR
Singleton, C. / 15.9 Calathes, N. / 12.5 James, M. / 12.5
De Colo, N. / 22.8 Teodosic, M. / 17.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
77.1 Points 87.5
33.6 Rebounds 33.3
10.0 O. Rebounds 9.4
23.6 D. Rebounds 23.8
15.2 Assists 20.6
7.1 Steals 7.1
3.1 Blocks 3.3
50.5 % 2PT 55.7 %
36.4 % 3PT 41.0 %
70.9 % FT 81.1 %
82.8 PIR 100.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.8 Points 79.1
36.3 Rebounds 32.0
10.5 O. Rebounds 10.4
25.9 D. Rebounds 21.5
15.6 Assists 18.3
5.1 Steals 6.9
2.0 Blocks 3.2
48.7 % 2PT 51.3 %
36.9 % 3PT 36.3 %
75.9 % FT 73.3 %
79.9 PIR 81.9
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Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens vs. CSKA Moscow

· In Round 2, CSKA bested Panathinaikos 81-77 as Andrey Vorontsevich starred with 20 points on 5-of-6 three-point shooting for the CSKA, and Nando De Colo also scored 20. Panathinaikos, playing under an interim head coach Georgios Vovoras in that game, had Demetris Nichols score 20 points against his former team, and Nick Calathes flirted with a triple double with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in defeat.

· In the 1996 Final Four, Panathinaikos downed CSKA 71-81 to advance to the final and eventually lift its first continental trophy. Dominique Wilkins was unstoppable for Panathinaikos with 35 points.

· CSKA and Panathinaikos met in the EuroLeague championship game in 2007. In one of the best finals in the competition, Panathinaikos beat CSKA 93-91 in Athens, Greece. Ramunas Siskauskas had 20 points. Dimitris Diamantidis added 15 and earned Final Four MVP honors.

· CSKA and Panathinaikos met in the 2009 final in Berlin, where the Greens downed CSKA 73-71. Siskauskas could have won it for CSKA at the buzzer, but his shot went in and out. Vassilis Spanoulis had 13 points to lead Panathinaikos and was chosen as the 2009 Final Four MVP. Current Panathinaikos forward Antonis Fotsis started the game, as did CSKA forward Victor Khryapa. Andrey Vorontsevich dressed for CSKA, but did not play.

· Coach Dimitris Itoudis spent 13 seasons as an assistant coach at Panathinaikos from 1999 through 2012. He helped the club win five EuroLeague championships, 11 Greek League titles and seven Greek Cups during that span. Nick Calathes and Antonis Fotsis are the only current Panathinaikos players from Itoudis’s time at the club.

· Panathinaikos forward Demetris Nichols spent the last two seasons with CSKA. He was a teammate of most of the current CSKA roster with whom he won the EuroLeague last May.

· CSKA playmaker Milos Teodosic and Panathinaikos center Ioannis Bourousis were teammates at Olympiacos Piraeus for four seasons, from 2007 through 2011.

· Panathinaikos forward K.C. Rivers was a teammate of CSKA players James Augustine and Vitaly Fridzon at Khimki Moscow Region during the 2012-13 season.

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Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens

Roster

Nick Calathes is the only Panathinaikos player to start in every game this season.

Streaks

Chris Singleton has made at least one three-pointer in 11 consecutive EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Nick Calathes is second in the EuroLeague in steals with 1.6 per game this season.

Ioannis Bourousis is the EuroLeague’s all-time rebounding leader with 1,577 total rebounds.

Bourousis is second in the EuroLeague all-time with 191 career blocked shots.

Bourousis is 13th on the EuroLeague's all-time scoring charts with 2,376 points.

Bourousis is in fourth place on the list of all-time Euroleague games played with 279.

Antonis Fotsis is in seventh place all-time with 1,121 rebounds in EuroLeague games. David Andersen (1,145) is in sixth place.

Records/Milestones

Antonis Fotsis is 3 blocked shots away from reaching 100 for his Euroleague career.

Ioannis Bourousis is ranked third on the EuroLeague all-time list with 428 offensive rebounds. Paulius Jankunas is second with 441 and counting.

Bourousis is 13th on the EuroLeague's all-time scoring charts with 2,380 points. J.R . Holden (2,388) is in 12th place.

CSKA Moscow

Roster

Pavel Korobkov, who had knee surgery, remains out of action.

Coach Itoudis has used 14 different players in his starting lineups so far this season; no player has started every game. Mikhail Kulagin is the only CSKA player to have appeared in a game this season without starting at least one.

Streaks

Nando De Colo has made 36 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.

Nando De Colo has recorded a performance index rating in double figures in 13 straight and 52 of his last 53 EuroLeague games, and he has scored in double figures in 13 straight and 24 of his last 25 games.

De Colo has scored at least 17 points in eight consecutive games.

Milos Teodosic has made 25 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.

Milos Teodosic has hit at least 1 three-pointer in 19 of his last 20 EuroLeague games.

Rankings

Nando De Colo leads the league this season with an average performance index rating of 22.8.

De Colo ranks second in scoring this season with 20.3 points per game.

De Colo is ranked first in EuroLeague history in free throw accuracy. He has made 93.29% of his free throws.

Milos Teodosic has moved into second place all-time in assists with 1,095. Dimitris Diamantidis is the all-time leader with 1,255 career assists.

Milos Teodosic leads the EuroLeague this season with 7.6 assists per game.

Teodosic is fifth in scoring in the EuroLeague this season with 15.8 points per night, and ranks fifth with an index rating of 17.3.

Milos Teodosic is fourth on the all-time scoring charts with 2,688 points.

Victor Khryapa has 156 blocked shots in his EuroLeague career. He is fifth on the all-time list. Kyle Hines is sixth with 153 blocks. Stephane Lasme is ranked fourth with 160 career rejections.

Victor Khryapa is eighth on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 236 steals. Real Madrid forward Jonas Maciulis is seventh with 238 and counting.

Records/Milestones

Aaron Jackson is 9 points shy of the 1,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career.

Aaron Jackson needs 2 rebounds to reach 300 for his EuroLeague career.

Aaron Jackson is 3 triples shy of reaching the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

Joel Freeland needs 3 offensive rebounds to reach the century mark for his EuroLeague career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
12 - 16
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens CSKA Moscow
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
Home record vs. CSKA Moscow: 8-5
Away record vs. CSKA Moscow: 4-11
CSKA Moscow
Home record vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens: 11-4
Away record vs. Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens: 5-8

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 21 October 2016 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 81 - 77 Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens
2014-15 22 April 2015 Playoffs Panathinaikos Athens 55 - 74 CSKA Moscow
2014-15 20 April 2015 Playoffs Panathinaikos Athens 86 - 85 CSKA Moscow
2014-15 16 April 2015 Playoffs CSKA Moscow 100 - 80 Panathinaikos Athens
2014-15 14 April 2015 Playoffs CSKA Moscow 93 - 66 Panathinaikos Athens
2013-14 25 April 2014 Playoffs CSKA Moscow 74 - 44 Panathinaikos Athens
2013-14 23 April 2014 Playoffs Panathinaikos Athens 73 - 72 CSKA Moscow
2013-14 21 April 2014 Playoffs Panathinaikos Athens 65 - 59 CSKA Moscow
2013-14 18 April 2014 Playoffs CSKA Moscow 77 - 51 Panathinaikos Athens
2013-14 16 April 2014 Playoffs CSKA Moscow 77 - 74 Panathinaikos Athens
2012-13 04 April 2013 Top 16 Panathinaikos Athens 63 - 69 CSKA Moscow
2012-13 14 February 2013 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 86 - 69 Panathinaikos Athens
2011-12 11 May 2012 Final Four CSKA Moscow 66 - 64 Panathinaikos Athens
2011-12 14 December 2011 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 91 - 75 Panathinaikos Athens
2011-12 10 November 2011 Regular Season Panathinaikos Athens 76 - 78 CSKA Moscow
2010-11 01 December 2010 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 68 - 72 Panathinaikos Athens
2010-11 28 October 2010 Regular Season Panathinaikos Athens 74 - 60 CSKA Moscow
2008-09 03 May 2009 Final Four Panathinaikos 73 - 71 CSKA Moscow
2006-07 06 May 2007 Final Four Panathinaikos 93 - 91 CSKA Moscow
2005-06 04 January 2006 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 84 - 89 Panathinaikos
2005-06 09 November 2005 Regular Season Panathinaikos 92 - 82 CSKA Moscow
2004-05 08 May 2005 Final Four CSKA Moscow 91 - 94 Panathinaikos
2004-05 05 January 2005 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 75 - 72 Panathinaikos
2004-05 10 November 2004 Regular Season Panathinaikos 73 - 85 CSKA Moscow
2003-04 28 January 2004 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 75 - 68 Panathinaikos
2003-04 26 November 2003 Regular Season Panathinaikos 58 - 69 CSKA Moscow
2001-02 20 December 2001 Regular Season Panathinaikos 83 - 80 CSKA Moscow
2001-02 18 October 2001 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 85 - 91 Panathinaikos