2015-16Regular SeasonRound 6
November 18, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 BARCLAYCARD CENTER

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
84.2 Points 81.2
39.0 Rebounds 39.2
13.8 O. Rebounds 12.4
25.2 D. Rebounds 26.8
18.6 Assists 19.4
4.6 Steals 9.0
4.6 Blocks 5.8
14.8 Turnovers 14.4
54.1 % 2PT 54.5 %
33.3 % 3PT 32.3 %
76.4 % FT 69.3 %
96.8 Index 94.8

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.8 / Llull Points 14.4 / Shved
7.2 / Reyes Rebounds 7.2 / Augustine
2.8 / Reyes OR 3.2 / Augustine
4.4 / Ayon DR 4.0 / Augustine
5.6 / Rodriguez Assists 4.2 / Rice
0.8 / Ayon Steals 1.3 / Davis
1.8 / Ayon Blocks 1.4 / Augustine
2.4 / Llull Turnovers 3.0 / Rice
75.0 % / Taylor 2PT 66.7 % / Monia
42.9 % / Fernandez 3PT 50.0 % / Honeycutt
100.0 % / Carroll FT 100.0 % / Vyaltsev
14.8 / Fernandez Index 16.2 / Augustine


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
2-3 Regular Season 3-2
2-3 Overall 3-2


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The Take

A rare Wednesday tipoff is also a crucial one for Real Madrid, which risks falling as far as fifth place - outside the Top 16 qualification spots, with four games left in the regular season - should it lose. Expect two of the competition's top six teams in scoring, rebounds, blocks, three-pointers made and performance index rating to put on a show. Khimki dominated their season opener, but has not yet won away from Moscow. There are dream matchups in the backcourt, where Madrid's star quartet of Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Llull, Jaycee Carroll and Sergio Rodriguez will be shadowed step-for-step by Tyrese Rice, Alexey Shved and Petteri Koponen. In the frontcourt, Felipe Reyes leads Madrid teammates Gustavo Ayon, Trey Thompkins and Andres Nocioni against Khimki's quartet of Paul Davis, James Augustine, Marko Todorovic and Tyler Honeycutt. In between could prove decisive as Jonas Maciulis and on-the-rise Jeffery Taylor will be confronted at small forward by hard-charging Zoran Dragic and veteran Sergey Monia. Khimki leads the league in blocks (5.8 per game), while Ayon ranks second individually (1.8). Madrid's top-ranked offensive rebounders (13.8) will put Khimki's fourth-best defensive rebounders (26.8) to the test, too. In a battle that features not only last season's Euroleague and Eurocup champions, but the last two Final Four MVPs, Rice and Nocioni, expect fireworks early in the week between these two well-matched and extremely ambitious teams.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Game Notes

Real Madrid

Sergio Llull is ninth on the Euroleague’s all-time assists charts with 620 career assists. He needs 7 more assists to catch Marcelinho Huertas for eighth place. Sergio Rodriguez (617 assists) is ranked 10th.

Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 24 of his last 25 Euroleague games.

Trey Thompkins has made 26 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Jaycee Carroll has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Carroll has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight and nine of his last 10 Euroleague games.

Khimki Moscow Region

This will be the sixth meeting between these two teams. Thus far, the home team has won all five.

Egor Vyaltsev is a perfect 11 for 11 from the free throw line over his Euroleague career.

Petteri Koponen has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight Euroleague appearances.

Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight Euroleague games.

Shved has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

James Augustine has at least 1 steal in eight straight Euroleague games.

James Augustine was a teammate of Real Madrid guard Jaycee Carroll during 2009-10 season at Gran Canaria.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

Real Madrid
"Our goal in the group is to be strong at home. Away we have not achieved that, we have not been able to win any games. We had a complicated calendar and now we welcome one of the great teams in the league. It's an important and attractive game. I expect a great atmosphere in the gym and I trust that my team will answer well to the situation. I think we must take a step forward regarding personal efforts in defense. We must be ready to play high-level games like tomorrow's. Regarding individual talent and structure, to me, Khimki is one of the best Euroleague teams. Rice is a dominant player in his position and he can generate game for his teammates and score. Koponen is a great shooter and dribbles well, Shved comes from the NBA and has been a referent in all the teams he has played with, also here. We also have Dragic, Honeycutt, Vyaltsev... Khimki's backcourt is complete and can do many things. Inside, they are a solid team with David and Augustine, who we know from the Spanish League. They are players with great skills under the boards, just like Todorovic, who had a great season last year. Add to that Monya's versatility and you have on of the Euroleague greats."
Khimki Moscow Region
"We have a knotty situation in our group. Both teams, Real Madrid and Khimki, need this win and we are preparing for that. Now we go to Madrid and, for sure, we want to win. Our opponent plays differently. At home, they usually perform well but not so solid as in the last years. Everything can happen but I know that it will be very tough. They have a full 15-thousand gym and with this support and emotions, they do really well. We know Real Madrid, their values, their fast basketball and we will try to compete."


Real Madrid
"After this first leg the home games are even more important. We must be strong and win at all costs. The fans will be the key in the home games because they give us strength, especially in those difficult moments when games get more complicated. They are our sixth man and that's why we will need them again. We are having some problems in defense, but we saw another attitude in the team this last weekend. We are ready and focused to play good defense. The last Spanish League game gave us some more confidence and now the team needs to perform well in defense."
Khimki Moscow Region
"It was a tough feeling after teh loss to Fenerbahce because we had game in our hands. We gave our best but unfortunately, Fenerbahce was better that game. So now, we have another game with Real Madrid and I think it will be a totally different matchup comparing to the first game in Khimki. It will be tough but if we play as we did in the first game, I think we can make some great stuff. We need to forget what happened in Istanbul as we have new plays. You can win and you can lose games but you just need to be focused all the time. We need to prepare as much as possible and try to win it. Real is playing better right now but they lost to Strasbourg last week and everybody feels the same. They didn’t change so much and now we know each other better. It will be tough."

Khimki downs the champs in Madrid

Eurocup champion Khimki Moscow Region defeated the reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Real Madrid for the second time this season 82-85 on Wednesday at Barclaycard Center in the Spanish Capital. Tyrese Rice paced Khimki with 18 points and a career-high 8 assists as Khimki improved to 4-2 in Group A. Alexey Shved added 13 points, including 2 clutch free throws with 20 seconds to play, while James Augustine scored 12 points. Sergey Monya nailed two big three-pointers in the fourth quarter in scoring 11 points and Paul Davis chipped in with 9 points and 10 rebounds in the victory. Madrid’s nightmare start to the season continued as it lost for the first time in 15 Euroleague games in Madrid to drop to 2-4. Madrid lost despite 17 points from Sergio Rodriguez while Gustavo Ayon had 14 points and 15 rebounds. Sergio Llull made just 2-of-11 three-pointers in scoring 13 points, Jaycee Carroll added 10 points and Felipe Reyes picked up 10 points and 9 rebounds in the defeat.

First quarter: Nine lead changes in first 10 minutes

Neither coach made a change to their starting lineup from last week. Madrid’s Pablo Laso went with Llull, Carroll, Rudy Fernandez, Reyes and Ayon; while Rimas Kurtinaitis started with Rice, Petteri Koponen, Tyler Honeycutt, Monya and Davis. Llull started the scoring by stealing the ball on defense and then knifing through the defense for a layup. Reyes’ tip-in off a Lllull miss made it 4-0. Khimki’s first points came on Koponen free throws and his three-pointer from the left corner handed the guests’ their first lead, 4-5. After Davis scored, Ayon put the ball on the floor and then fed Reyes for an easy layup, but Monya’s three made it 6-10. After a Fernandez jumper, Llull knocked down a triple to put Madrid back ahead 11-10. Davis and Carroll both hit baskets as the lead went back and forth with an Ayon dunk making it 16-13. The Khimki bench sparked a 2-8 run as Augustine hit two jump hooks around a Honeycutt breakaway dunk and Egor Vyaltsev put in a layup for an 18-21 Khimki cushion. Foul shots by Trey Thompkins and Ayon put Madrid back in front, but the guests led after 10 minutes 22-24 on Vyaltsev’s three-pointer at the buzzer.

Second quarter: Khimki open a 10-point gap

Augustine opened the quarter with a jump hook for a 4-point lead. Thompkins and Jeffery Taylor combined for 3 free throws to trim it to 25-26. Rice answered with 5 points, including a three-pointer and then Shved streaked in for a layup and hit 2 free throws as Khimki grabbed the biggest lead of the game at 27-37. Rodriguez stopped the run with a three that was followed by a Reyes jumper from the free throw line. Rodriguez converted a layup before free throws from Zoran Dragic got Khimki back on the scoring board. But the lead was just 37-39 after a Fernandez triple. Shved’s free throws re-established a 4-point cushion, but Reyes hit a layup and combined with Llull for 2 more free throws to knot the game at 41-41. Davis converted a three-point play to give Khimki a 42-44 advantage at intermission.

Third quarter: Khimki give up lead early but regain control

Carroll nailed a three-ball pointer start the second half and give Madrid its first lead since the first quarter at 45-44. But Shved answered right back with a three of his own to put Khimki back ahead. Madrid was back up 50-47 on Carroll’s second three-pointer. After a Davis basket, Rice hit a floater and then came up with some magic on the break with a reverse layup for a 50-53 lead. Carroll answered with a runner in the lane, but Madrid would not reclaim the lead again. Rice and Marko Todorovic both converted foul shots before Rice drained a triple as the margin went back to 8 points. Ayon stopped the run and Fernandez foul shots pulled the reigning champs to within 58-62. Fernandez made 2 more free throws before Thompkins hit a jumper over Rice just before the end of the third quarter to make it 63-66.

Fourth quarter: Monya’s big threes keep Madrid at arm’s length

Augustine’s free throws opened the fourth before Ayon hit Madrid’s first basket of the quarter to make it 65-68. A Taylor foul shot trimmed it to 68-70 before a Monya triple. Rodriguez answered with a three of his own and the deficit was 74-75 after a Llull triple. Monya unleashed a very long three-pointer, but hit it to push the gap to 4 and Rice converted a free throw following a technical foul on Madrid coach Pablo Laso for a 74-79 advantage. Rodriguez would not let Madrid go down without a fight; he nailed 2 more three-pointers to make it 80-82 with a minute to play. Llull could only split free throws with 21 seconds remaining, after which Shved made both of his from the line for an 81-84 lead. Llull missed three-pointers with 17 and 12 seconds left before Khimki fouled Rodriguez with 5.3 seconds to play. Rodriguez made the first and intentionally missed the second, but Khimki rebounded and Rice was fouled with 3.8 seconds on the clock. Rice also hit just the first for a 3-point lead and Madrid could not even get off a potentially game-tying shot.

Tyrese Rice celebrates - Khimki Moscow Region - EB15
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Attendance: 9310
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Real Madrid22202119
Khimki Moscow Region24202219
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Real Madrid
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY 34:47 9 1/5 1/4 4/4 4   4 4 1 3   1 1 5 11
6 NOCIONI, ANDRES 2:59     0/1     2 2           2   -1
7 DONCIC, LUKA DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 MACIULIS, JONAS 8:21   0/1           1         3   -3
9 REYES, FELIPE 24:19 10 4/10   2/4 5 4 9 1 2 3   2 3 5 11
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO 20:54 17 2/4 4/7 1/2   1 1 2   1   1 4 4 12
14 AYON, GUSTAVO 31:48 14 5/6   4/6 6 9 15 1 2 3 1   1 4 30
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE 12:30 10 2/3 2/5   1 1 2   1       4   5
23 LLULL, SERGIO 27:56 13 1/3 2/11 5/8   3 3 3 1   1   2 6 11
33 THOMPKINS, TREY 19:18 7 1/4 0/1 5/5   1 1 1   1   1 1 2 4
41 HERNANGOMEZ, WILLY DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY 17:08 2 0/2 0/1 2/4   1 1 1 1     1 4 2 -3
Team           2 2 4               4
Totals 200:00 82 16/38 9/30 23/33 18 24 42 14 8 11 2 6 25 28 81
        42.1% 30% 69.7%
Head coach: LASO, PABLO
Min: Minutes played; Pts: Points; 2FG M-A: 2-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); 3FG M-A: 3-point Field Goals (Made-Attempted); FT M-A: Free Throws (Made-Attempted); Rebounds: O (Offensive), D (Defensive), T (Total); As: Assists; St: Steals; To: Turnovers; Bl: Blocks (Fv: In Favor / Ag: Against); Fouls: Cm (Commited), Rv (Received); PIR: Performance Index Rating
Khimki Moscow Region
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
0 RICE, TYRESE 32:15 18 4/8 2/6 4/5       8 2 4   2 3 5 15
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 23:56 13 1/5 1/5 8/10   4 4 3   4 1   3 6 10
3 DRAGIC, ZORAN 17:09 4 1/2   2/2 1   1   2 1     1 2 6
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES 25:52 12 5/6 0/1 2/2   4 4     2 1   2 2 13
7 PATEEV, RUSLAN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 13:54 6 0/1 1/2 3/4       1   1     5 4 2
9 VYALTSEV, EGOR 12:51 6 1/3 1/1 1/1   2 2       1   3 1 5
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 18:12 11 1/1 3/4     1 1       1   4 2 10
19 TODOROVIC, MARKO 17:17 4 1/4   2/2 3 5 8 1   1     4   5
33 HONEYCUTT, TYLER 21:45 2 1/1       3 3 1 2   1   2   7
40 DAVIS, PAUL 16:49 9 4/9   1/1 3 7 10 1 1 1 1   2 2 16
Team           1 3 4     1         3
Totals 200:00 85 19/40 8/19 23/27 8 29 37 15 7 15 6 2 29 24 92
        47.5% 42.1% 85.2%

Head Coaches

Real Madrid
"Congratulations to Khimki for this win. We played with a lot of anxiety throughout the game. It was a balanced game in which Madrid dominated most aspects of the game - rebounds, turnovers, but had a bad shooting night. I am not especially worried about the standings; we know we will qualify if we win all four games, that we may not qualify if we win three, but also that we may qualify with two wins, too. I am worried about our next game, but the feeling I get is good and we should not be afraid of anyone."
Khimki Moscow Region
"We played good defense and played with good effort, good energy. For sure, we made less mistakes today in the end because against Fenerbahce we made a lot of turnovers and mistakes on defense at the end of the game. We are a little more experienced from that game and I am happy with this results. Beating Real Madrid on the road is not easy. It is a great victory. We knew it would be really difficult to beat Madrid. We wanted to control the game for all 40 minutes and stop Madrid's comebacks. Even when they look like they are out of the game, Madrid always finds the way to come back, but we were able to stop that."


Real Madrid
"We trailed all the way, even though we played good defense. It was not the lack of attitude; we played well, played good defense and didn't have the luck that we had in other games. We still have to play four more games and these are like four finals for us."
Khimki Moscow Region
"It is our second win against Real Madrid in this year's Euroleague, and the fact that we beat them twice says a lot of good things about us. This is a valuable win for us, not only because we beat Real Madrid, but also because we finally managed to win on the road. We were close to it against Fenerbahce in Turkey, but couldn't make it, but we did it this time, in a place where not many teams will do this."
Khimki Moscow Region
"It is a big game for us, a big win on the road. We knew we had to come out and play hard to get this win here. It was big for us. It is my first win here, also. I think I have only seen Valencia winn here, it is definitely an accomplishment for us to get a big win on the road. I just try to do whatever it takes for the team. Some days I am scoring the basketball and some days I am just passing the ball. Wherever it takes to win games, I am trying to do that."
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