2018-19Regular SeasonRound 7
November 15, 2018 CET: 21:00
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Records

6-0 Regular Season 1-5
6-0 Overall 1-5

Referees

Crew Chief
LOTTERMOSER, ROBERT
Umpire 1
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE
Umpire 2
NEDOVIC, MILAN

The Take

Two talented teams are set to clash in the Spanish capital. Madrid routed Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv last week and sits atop the standings with a 6-0 record. Khimki won its first game two weeks ago against Herbalife Gran Canaria, but came up short last week versus FC Barcelona Lassa and will be without EuroLeague leading scorer Alexey Shved. Khimki has won two of its last three games in Madrid, including an 80-86 decision last season.

Marquee matchup

With Shved sidelined, Anthony Gill will see more responsabilities on offense. He can open the floor with his three-point shots or use his post skills and strength to score around the basket. He faces a tough matchup against a top-class defender like Anthony Randolph, who also has unlimited range and smooth low post moves.

Bartzokas, Laso have clashed at the top

The head coaches in this game have met in plenty of high-pressure situations in the past. Bartzokas led Olympiacos over Laso's Madrid in the 2013 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game in London. A year later, Laso's men outlasted Bartzokas's Reds 3-2 in the EuroLeague Playoffs. They also dueled in el Clasico when Bartzokas coached FC Barcelona during the 2016-17 season.

Keys to victory: Real Madrid

Madrid leads the league in scoring (93.8 ppg.), rebounding (38.7 rpg.) and assists (21.8 apg.) and is third in three-point shooting (44.6%). One reason for Madrid's dominance is its depth; 10 players on the roster are averaging at least 6 points per game. That teamwork ensures that even if one or two players are struggling, there are many others able to step into their shoes. That depth makes Madrid dangerous every night.

Keys to victory: Khimki

Khimki is second-bottom in the league in rebounding this season (27.3 rpg.), though it is tied for the league lead in steals (8.2 spg.). It is imperative for Khimki big men Malcolm Thomas and Jordan Mickey to keep Madrid's rebounding studs Walter Tavares and Gustavo Ayon at bay, while as a team Khimki must turn its defensive gambles into steals and easy baskets. If the visitors can do that, Khimki will be in the hunt for another win in Madrid.

Injury report

Trey Thompkins and Ognjen Kuzmic will be out for the game against Khimki for Real Madrid. Shved did not travel due to illness.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Euroleague.net
Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN F 1.95 31
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY F 2.11 29
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 33
7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO G 1.80 27
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.03 38
14 AYON, GUSTAVO C 2.08 33
16 YUSTA, SANTI F 2.00 21
19 PANTZAR, MELWIN G 1.90 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 35
22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.21 26
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.92 31
24 DECK, GABRIEL F 1.99 23
25 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 26
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.13 28
33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 28
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 29
Khimki Moscow Region
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SHVED, ALEXEY G 1.98 29
3 BOST, DEE G 1.88 29
5 CROCKER, TONY F 1.98 31
6 VIALTSEV, EGOR F 1.93 33
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV G 1.90 29
9 MARKOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 30
10 PRATHER, CASEY F 1.98 27
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 21
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

Randolph, A. / 15.0 Llull, S. / 12.0 Carroll, J. / 11.2
Shved, A. / 25.8 Crocker, T. / 12.5 Gill, A. / 12.0
Tavares, W. / 7.8 Ayon, G. / 7.5 Randolph, A. / 5.2
Shved, A. / 7.0 Markovic, S. / 3.4
Ayon, G. / 1.5 Campazzo, F. / 1.3
Bost, D. / 1.7 Shved, A. / 1.5 Thomas, M. / 1.0
Tavares, W. / 2.2 Ayon, G. / 0.8
Mickey, J. / 0.7 Gill, A. / 0.6 Thomas, M. / 0.5
2PT
Ayon, G. / 68.2 %
Mickey, J. / 64.3 % Shved, A. / 44.1 %
3PT
Fernandez, R. / 57.1 % Randolph, A. / 55.6 % Campazzo, F. / 52.6 %
Crocker, T. / 50.0 % Gill, A. / 46.7 % Shved, A. / 41.0 %
FT
Shved, A. / 72.5 %
PIR
Ayon, G. / 18.0 Randolph, A. / 17.5 Tavares, W. / 15.3
Shved, A. / 24.2 Gill, A. / 13.6

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
93.8 Points 80.3
38.7 Rebounds 27.3
10.5 O. Rebounds 9.2
28.2 D. Rebounds 18.2
21.8 Assists 18.3
5.3 Steals 8.2
3.2 Blocks 2.5
56.0 % 2PT 56.5 %
44.6 % 3PT 37.9 %
80.2 % FT 69.0 %
117.2 PIR 80.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
76.2 Points 84.2
33.2 Rebounds 35.3
11.0 O. Rebounds 10.2
22.2 D. Rebounds 25.2
15.0 Assists 18.0
6.0 Steals 7.7
2.2 Blocks 2.2
50.9 % 2PT 60.2 %
30.4 % 3PT 39.2 %
66.2 % FT 79.1 %
70.8 PIR 103.8

Head Coaches

LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"We reach this game in a good moment. We lost Kuzmic with a slight ankle injury, and thompkins is also out, even if I think he will be able to join us soon. We play against a demanding team like Khimki, which has many athletic players and a high scoring ability, starting with Shved. It is a difficult game in front of us which, we can't forget, we lost at home last year. Khimki has talent and they can beat any team in the EuroLeague."
BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Khimki Moscow Region
"We have problems with the roster but sometimes this happens. We have to accept it and go on. This game is one of the most demanding in the EuroLeague. We are talking about EuroLeague champions, a team that has a much deeper bench than last season, even although they lost Doncic, they added the players they needed. They look like unbeatable but in sports you always need to believe in your team and play with confidence. This is what we are going to do, to fight for every possession and see what happens."

Players

DECK, GABRIEL
Real Madrid
"We prepared the best possible way to face this tough and difficult game against Khimki. Shved and the talented group of players behind him will make us be concentrated from tip-off, especially to play good defense and control the defensive rebounds. In offense we will try to look always for the best option, as we always do."
MARKOVIC, STEFAN
Khimki Moscow Region
"They are the reigning EuroLeague champions and playing extremely well. They have continuity as they didn’t change team so much, and coach is the same. It’s gonna be tough as we are playing a road game. We have some problems will sickness. Anyway, we just need to fight, show our best face over there and play a perfect game because at this moment on the road you need to be perfect in order to win. We’ll try to show our best and fight."

Real Madrid vs. Khimki Moscow Region

· Khimki won two of its last three road games against Madrid. Khimki triumphed 82-85 during the 2015-16 campaign and 80-86 last season with Alexey Shved leading the way with 20 points.

· Real Madrid big man Anthony Randolph played under Coach Georgios Bartzokas at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2015-16 season. They reached the EuroLeague Final Four together.

· Madrid center Ognjen Kuzmic and Khimki guard Charles Jenkins were teammates at Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade during the 2016-17 season.

· Madrid's Klemen Prepelic and Khimki's Stefan Markovic were teammates at Banvit Bandirma in the 2013-14 season.

· Facu Campazzo had a career-high 4 steals against Khimki in November of last season.

· Gustavo Ayon set his career high, and a Real Madrid EuroLeague club-record, with 15 rebounds against Khimki in November 2015.

· Ayon tied his career high in index rating with 41, and set his career-high with 24 points against Khimki in February 2016. He earned Top 16 Round 7 MVP of the Round honors by also collecting 13 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists in an 82-93 road win.

· Prepelic set his career high in scoring with 16 points playing for Union Olimpija Ljubljana against Khimki in December 2012.

· Sergey Monia set his career-high with 5 three-pointers made, shooting it 5 of 6, against Madrid in November of 2012.

· Stefan Markovic matched his career-high with 3 steals against Real Madrid in an 80-86 road win in November of last season.

Monday, November 12, 2018
Euroleague.net

Real Madrid

Roster
Teenager Melwin Pantzar is the only player on the Madrid roster without previous EuroLeague experience.
Streaks
Jaycee Carroll has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 EuroLeague games.
Anthony Randolph has made at least 1 triple in seven straight EuroLeague games.
Randolph has scored in double figures in all six EuroLeague games Madrid has played this season.
Facu Camapzzo has made at least 1 triple in six straight EuroLeague games.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight EuroLeague games.
Gustavo Ayon has collected at least 1 steal in four straight and 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Walter Tavares leads the league in rebounding (7.8 rpg.) and blocked shots (2.2 bpg.) this season.
Tavares ranked second in the league in blocked shots last season with 1.5 per game.
Gustavo Ayon is tied for second in the league in rebounding this season with 7.5 rebounds per game.
Facu Campazzo ranked second in the EuroLeague in steals last season with 1.4 per game.
Rudy Fernandez ranked second in the league in assist-to-turnover ratio last season at 3.24.
Records/Milestones
Felipe Reyes is the EuroLeague career rebounding king with 1,747 boards.
Reyes is ranked third on the EuroLeague all-time charts in scoring with 2,938 points scored.
Rudy Fernandez is the active leader and ranked ninth all-time in steals in the EuroLeague with 240. He needs 1 more to catch Victor Khryapa for eighth place.
Sergio Llull is fifth place on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 390 career three-pointers made.
Llull is eighth in career scoring with 2,640 points. Olympiacos Piraeus forward Georgios Printezis enters Round 6 in seventh place with 2,677 points.
Llull is seventh in career assists with 943. His former teammate Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow enters Round 6 in sixth place with 965 assists.
Walter Tavares is second in the all-time EuroLeague rankings in two-point accuracy at 69.06%.
Tavares has blocked at least 1 shot in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.
Jaycee Carroll is ranked 11th in EuroLeague history with 330 three-pointers made. Trajan Langdon sits in 10th place with 339 triples.

Khimki Moscow Region

Roster
Khimki signed Garlon Green last week and he is could make his debut this week.
Casey Prather, Timofey Yakushin and Dmitrii Kadoshnikov are all in line to make their respective EuroLeague debuts.
Alexey Shved has started 57 consecutive EuroLeague games for Khimki.
Streaks
Alexey Shved has made at least 1 triple in 26 straight EuroLeague games.
Shved has scored at least 13 points in each of his last 40 EuroLeague games.
Shved has dished at least 4 assists in 16 straight EuroLeague games.
Tony Crocker has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight EuroLeague games; he has made multiple triples in all but one of those games.
Dee Bost has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight EuroLeague games.
Charles Jenkins has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Alexey Shved leads the league in scoring this season with 25.8 points per game. He is also ranked third in assists with 7.0 per game.
Shved won the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy last season by averaging 21.8 points per game and setting a single-season record with 740 points scored.
Shved also led the league last season in three-pointers made (107) and minutes played (32:12 per game).
Dee Bost is tied for third in the league in steals this season with 1.7 per game.
Records/Milestones
Anthony Gill is third among all active qualified players and is eighth on the all-time charts in career two-point shooting at 65.0%.

Monday, November 12, 2018
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
5 - 5
Real Madrid Khimki Moscow Region
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Real Madrid
Home record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 3-2
Away record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 2-3
Khimki Moscow Region
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 3-2
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 2-3

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 12 January 2018 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 78 - 95 Real Madrid
2017-18 02 November 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 80 - 86 Khimki Moscow Region
2015-16 07 April 2016 Top 16 Real Madrid 83 - 70 Khimki Moscow Region
2015-16 11 February 2016 Top 16 Khimki Moscow Region 82 - 93 Real Madrid
2015-16 18 November 2015 Regular Season Real Madrid 82 - 85 Khimki Moscow Region
2015-16 16 October 2015 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 84 - 70 Real Madrid
2012-13 23 November 2012 Regular Season Real Madrid 104 - 81 Khimki Moscow Region
2012-13 19 October 2012 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 86 - 85 Real Madrid
2009-10 02 December 2009 Regular Season Real Madrid 70 - 59 Khimki
2009-10 22 October 2009 Regular Season Khimki 84 - 81 Real Madrid