2018-19Regular SeasonRound 7
November 16, 2018 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 AUDI DOME
Bulgaria: MAX SPORT 3
Russian Federation: MATCH!IGRA
Czech Republic: O2 TV SPORT
Denmark: TV3 SPORT
France: RMC 6
Sweden: VIAPLAY
Germany: TELEKOM SPORT TV1
Norway: VIAPLAY
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD
Finland: VIAPLAY
Hungary: DIGI SPORT 3
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 5
Israel: 5STARS
Turkey: beIN SPORTS MAX HD1
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Romania: DIGI SPORT2
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV

Records

3-3 Regular Season 6-0
3-3 Overall 6-0

Referees

Crew Chief
RADOVIC, SRETEN
Umpire 1
ZAMOJSKI, JAKUB
Umpire 2
VAN DEN BROECK, NICK

The Take

Bayern (3-3) comes off arguably one of its best games in EuroLeague history, as it set new club records in scoring, assists, three-point shots made and PIR against Darussafaka. Nihad Dedovic has been its best scorer until now (14 ppg.), followed by Devin Booker (10.8 ppg.) and Vladimir Lucic (10.7 ppg.). CSKA (6-0) is still undefeated in all competitions and wants to keep its winning streak going. Cory Higgins (16 ppg.) is the Russian powerhouse's leading scorer (16 ppg.), with Nando De Colo (15.7 ppg.) and Will Clyburn (12.3 ppg.) not far behind. Expect a big showdown at Audi Dome.

Marquee matchup:

Sergio Rodriguez is coming off CSKA's bench this season, playing a similar role to the one he had in Real Madrid when he earned EuroLeague MVP honors in the 2013-14 season - changing games with his legendary court vision and high basketball IQ. Rodriguez faces another elite pass-first point guard, Stefan Jovic, who owns the EuroLeague's single-game assist record - 19. The battle between them to control the game tempo will be critical.

Did you know?

It is both team's first matchup since 2014. CSKA and Bayern faced each other in the 2013-14 EuroLeague Top 16 and the Russian powerhouse won both games - 61-86 in Munich and 77-70 in Moscow.

Keys to victory: Bayern

Bayern comes off a near-perfect performance, hitting 18-of-26 three-point shots against Darussafaka. It will almost impossible to duplicate those numbers against CSKA but a solid shooting performance would definitely help, as it ranks second in shooting percentage from beyond the arc (44.8%). Bayern ranks 14th in rebounds (29 rpg.) and will need an extra effort under the baskets against a very aggressive, physical team like CSKA.

Keys to victory: CSKA

CSKA is holding opponents to low shooting percentages - 50.8% inside the arc, 33.3% from downtown - and that kind of defensive effort will be needed against a team coming off such a solid performance. CSKA also forces more turnovers than any other team in the competition (14.1 per game), which is key to get its transition game going. Therefore, reaching out to all kind of shots and being active on defense will be the biggest key for the Russian powerhouse.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Euroleague.net
FC Bayern Munich
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA F 2.04 25
2 WEIDEMANN, NELSON G 1.90 19
3 HOBBS, BRAYDON G 1.96 29
7 KING, ALEX F 2.00 33
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 30
10 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 28
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR F 2.04 29
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 25
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD G 1.99 28
15 AMAIZE, ROBIN G 1.88 24
16 JOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 28
22 BARTHEL, DANILO F 2.04 27
23 WILLIAMS, DERRICK F 2.03 27
26 OGUNSIPE, MARVIN F 2.04 22
31 BOOKER, DEVIN C 2.05 27
CSKA Moscow
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 31
5 PETERS, ALEC F 2.06 23
7 UKHOV, IVAN G 1.93 23
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN F 2.02 29
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO G 1.91 32
20 VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY F 2.07 31
21 CLYBURN, WILL F 2.01 28
22 HIGGINS, CORY G 1.96 29
23 HACKETT, DANIEL G 1.93 30
28 LOPATIN, ANDREI F 2.08 20
30 KULAGIN, MIKHAIL G 1.91 24
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA F 2.02 32
42 HINES, KYLE C 1.98 32
44 HUNTER, OTHELLO C 2.03 32

Player Stats

Djedovic, N. / 14.0 Booker, D. / 10.8 Lucic, V. / 10.7
Higgins, C. / 16.0 De Colo, N. / 15.7 Clyburn, W. / 12.3
Clyburn, W. / 6.8 Hines, K. / 4.5
Jovic, S. / 4.7 Djedovic, N. / 2.8
Jovic, S. / 2.3 Lucic, V. / 1.3 Djedovic, N. / 1.2
De Colo, N. / 1.7 Hines, K. / 1.3 Clyburn, W. / 1.0
Hines, K. / 0.8 Higgins, C. / 0.5 Kurbanov, N. / 0.5
2PT
Booker, D. / 62.5 % Djedovic, N. / 58.3 % Jovic, S. / 48.4 %
Hunter, O. / 68.8 % De Colo, N. / 62.2 % Clyburn, W. / 56.3 %
3PT
Koponen, P. / 50.0 % Djedovic, N. / 47.6 % Lo, M. / 46.7 %
Peters, A. / 54.5 % Higgins, C. / 50.0 % Rodriguez, S. / 40.0 %
PIR
Lucic, V. / 13.8 Djedovic, N. / 13.7 Booker, D. / 11.8
De Colo, N. / 18.8 Clyburn, W. / 16.2 Higgins, C. / 16.2

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
83.5 Points 88.0
29.0 Rebounds 37.5
9.8 O. Rebounds 12.0
19.2 D. Rebounds 25.5
18.5 Assists 16.7
8.2 Steals 7.3
1.7 Blocks 2.5
56.6 % 2PT 52.2 %
44.7 % 3PT 38.0 %
79.5 % FT 81.1 %
91.7 PIR 99.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
80.2 Points 79.5
31.3 Rebounds 36.0
11.5 O. Rebounds 12.0
19.8 D. Rebounds 24.0
19.8 Assists 16.5
6.5 Steals 5.7
2.8 Blocks 3.8
58.9 % 2PT 50.8 %
33.6 % 3PT 33.3 %
77.0 % FT 72.8 %
95.3 PIR 82.2

Head Coaches

RADONJIC, DEJAN
FC Bayern Munich
"It is going to be a great game against a great opponent. They are one of the best teams in Europe and they won all of their games so far. For sure they will fight for the trophy this season. If you want to surprise them, you have to play a perfect game on both sides of the court."
ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
CSKA Moscow
"Bayern has a momentum recently, they are winning games and look great especially at home. They are a well-disciplined team that executes plays, has clear ideas and many weapons. We are healthy and practicing well, so we will come determined and focused, knowing what to expect. It is going to be a tough game and we are looking forward to play in front of the loud crowd that helps the home team."

Players

RADOSEVIC, LEON
FC Bayern Munich
"It is one of the toughest games in the competition. But if we reach the level of our last games, we have a chance to surprise them. They reached the Final Four the last seven years, that’s unbelievable. But if we play excellent defense, there probably is a chance – especially infront of our home crowd."
VORONTSEVICH, ANDREY
CSKA Moscow
"Bayern is a good team, we met in preseason already, but the official game is a different thing, and they are especially dangerous at home. We are studying their game and we are coming there to play CSKA style of basketball, to try to take the win home."

FC Bayern Munich vs. CSKA Moscow

· CSKA Moscow has won 11 of its last 12 road games against German opponents, including a 61-86 success against Bayern in 2014. CSKA also won its most-recent EuroLeague title in Berlin, Germany, in 2016.

· CSKA's Daniel Hackett was a teammate of Bayern's Maodo Lo and Leon Radosevic at Brose Bamberg last season.

· Bayern forward Vladimir Lucic posted a career-high 3 steals playing for Partizan Belgrade against CSKA in November 2012.

· Hackett set his career high in assists with 10 playing for Montepaschi Siena against Bayern in November 2013.

Monday, November 12, 2018
Euroleague.net

FC Bayern Munich

Roster
Robin Amaize, Marvin Ogunsipe and Nelson Weidemann are in line to make their respective EuroLeague debuts.
Milan Macvan will miss the start of the season due to a knee injury.
Streaks
Vladimir Lucic has posted a performance index rating in double figures in six straight and 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague games dating back to 2014.
Nihad Djedovic has made 11 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Djedovic has made at least 1 three-pointer in five of his last six EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Stefan Jovic leads the league in steals this season with 2.3 per game.
Petteri Koponen is ranked fourth on the EuroLeague all-time charts in free-throw accuracy at 91.67%.

CSKA Moscow

Roster
Andrei Lopatin is the only player on the CSKA roster without previous EuroLeague experience.
Streaks
Sergio Rodriguez has hit at least 1 three-point shot in each of his last 13 EuroLeague games.
Cory Higgins has scored in double figures in 13 consecutive EuroLeague games.
Higgins has made 9 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Alec Peters has made multiple three-pointers in each of his last four games. He is shooting 12 for 22 from downtown (54.5%) over that stretch.
Rankings
Cory Higgins and Nando De Colo are ranked fourth and fifth in the league, respectively, in scoring this season with 16.0 and 15.7 points per game.
De Colo is tied for third in the league in steals this season with 1.7 per game.
De Colo ranked third in the league in scoring last season with 16.7 points per game.
De Colo is the EuroLeague career leader in free throw accuracy at 93.69%.
Records/Milestones
Kyle Hines is ranked fourth in EuroLeague history with 187 blocked shots. Anadolu Efes Istanbul center Bryant Dunston is third with 192 blocks.
Hines is 12 points shy of reaching the 2,000-point milestone for his EuroLeague career.
Hines is ranked 12th in competition history with 1,049 rebounds. Former teammate Victor Khryapa is ranked 11th with 1,070 boards.
Sergio Rodriguez is sixth in EuroLeague history with 965 career assists. Former CSKA great and EuroLeague MVP Theo Papaloukas is fifth with 977 assists.
With his next appearance, Andrey Vorontsevich will overtake Victor Khryapa for the most games played in a CSKA uniform in EuroLeague history.

Monday, November 12, 2018
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 2
FC Bayern Munich CSKA Moscow
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Bayern Munich
Home record vs. CSKA Moscow: 0-1
Away record vs. CSKA Moscow: 0-1
CSKA Moscow
Home record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 1-0
Away record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 1-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2013-14 27 March 2014 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 77 - 70 FC Bayern Munich
2013-14 30 January 2014 Top 16 FC Bayern Munich 61 - 86 CSKA Moscow