2017-18Regular SeasonRound 19
January 19, 2018 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 FERNANDO BUESA ARENA
Baltic: VIASAT SPORT BALTIC, VIAPLAY
Serbia: SPORTKLUB HD
France: RECORD
Spain: MOVISTAR DEPORTES 2
Greece: NOVASPORTS 4HD
United Kingdom -: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Israel: SPORT 5 LIVE
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER

Records

8-10 Regular Season 5-13
8-10 Overall 5-13

Officials

Crew Chief
JOVCIC, MILIVOJE, Serbia
Umpire 1
ROCHA, FERNANDO, Portugal
Umpire 2
DIFALLAH, MEHDI, France

The Take

The stakes are high in Round 19 in Spain when Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (8-10) welcomes AX Armani Exchange Milan (5-13). This will be the 14th time these teams meet this century, with Baskonia currently dominating their series 7-6. In their last meeting however, it was Milan who took a home win in Round 13, 92-85, thanks to 15 points apiece by Curtis Jerrells and Andrew Goudelock. Baskonia, coming off a last moment loss to Real Madrid, looks to Toko Shengelia for scoring power (14.6 ppg. plus 6.0 rpg.), and Rodrigue Beaubois (12.5 ppg.) and Jayson Granger (8.8 ppg. and 5.5 apg.). For Milan, Goudelock leads the way (12.8 ppg.), followed by Jordan Theodore (12.0 ppg.) and Vladimir Micov (10.8 ppg.). It will be a close battle between two teams with similar philosophies. Milan will look to repeat the great performance in Round 18, but Baskonia is playing at home and looking to stay in the thick of the race for the playoffs. The guests know that in their situation, wins can go a long way. Expect a close fight in Vitoria in a perfect chance for both teams to improve their situations in the standings.
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Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 VILDOZA, LUCA G 1.91 22
5 GONZALEZ, MIGUEL F 2.01 18
6 TIMMA, JANIS F 2.01 25
7 VOIGTMANN, JOHANNES C 2.14 25
8 MALMANIS, RINALDS C 2.05 21
9 HUERTAS, MARCELINHO G 1.90 34
10 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE F 1.90 29
11 JANNING, MATT G 1.93 29
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.11 22
15 GRANGER, JAYSON G 1.89 28
17 POIRIER, VINCENT C 2.13 24
19 MARTINEZ, IVAN F 1.92 27
21 JONES, KEVIN C 2.03 28
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE C 2.03 26
29 GARINO, PATRICIO F 2.01 24
52 MCRAE, JORDAN F 1.98 26
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 GOUDELOCK, ANDREW G 1.91 29
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR F 2.01 32
7 PASCOLO, DAVIDE F 2.03 27
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95 31
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB C 2.13 24
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05 28
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.93 31
22 CUSIN, MARCO C 2.11 32
23 ABASS, AWUDU G 1.98 24
24 M'BAYE, AMATH F 2.06 28
25 THEODORE, JORDAN G 1.83 28
28 YOUNG, PATRIC C 2.09 25
34 JEFFERSON, CORY C 2.06 27
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS G 1.92 28
55 JERRELLS, CURTIS G 1.85 30
77 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS C 2.08 24

Player Stats

Shengelia, T. / 14.6 Beaubois, R. / 12.5 Granger, J. / 8.8
Goudelock, A. / 12.8 Theodore, J. / 12.0 Micov, V. / 10.8
Granger, J. / 5.5 Huertas, M. / 3.4
Timma, J. / 1.1
Poirier, V. / 1.1 Shengelia, T. / 0.6 Diop, I. / 0.5
2PT
Voigtmann, J. / 67.7 % Shengelia, T. / 62.8 % Timma, J. / 62.5 %
Gudaitis, A. / 69.9 % Tarczewski, K. / 69.2 % Jerrells, C. / 59.4 %
3PT
Vildoza, L. / 43.5 % Timma, J. / 41.6 % Beaubois, R. / 40.8 %
Bertans, D. / 45.0 % Micov, V. / 44.1 % M'Baye, A. / 39.5 %
FT
Beaubois, R. / 87.1 % Shengelia, T. / 69.9 %
Theodore, J. / 88.4 % Micov, V. / 85.4 % Tarczewski, K. / 78.3 %
PIR
Shengelia, T. / 18.7 Granger, J. / 10.9 Beaubois, R. / 10.8
Gudaitis, A. / 13.5 Tarczewski, K. / 12.8 Micov, V. / 11.1

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.7 Points 80.6
33.9 Rebounds 31.6
9.2 O. Rebounds 9.1
24.7 D. Rebounds 22.6
19.4 Assists 16.1
5.8 Steals 5.1
3.4 Blocks 2.7
55.2 % 2PT 51.4 %
38.5 % 3PT 36.6 %
75.5 % FT 78.6 %
91.9 PIR 85.8

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.6 Points 85.5
33.6 Rebounds 34.6
10.3 O. Rebounds 9.7
23.3 D. Rebounds 24.8
18.9 Assists 18.6
7.1 Steals 5.8
2.7 Blocks 2.1
52.5 % 2PT 53.3 %
35.6 % 3PT 41.3 %
75.1 % FT 79.1 %
89.4 PIR 96.7

Head Coaches

MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"Mindaugas Kuzminskas is giving them a lot in the last games. They have a lot of backcourt players able to score the ball. Milan is a very difficult opponent whose game does not fit us well, as it could be seen in our previous game. We have to play with good defensive balance and play at a trhythm that suits as well."
PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
"They have one of most intriguing rosters in the entire EuroLeague with a lot of players with quality, experience and skills that can be combined very effectively. This is true both for the perimeter players and the bigs. Shengelia is one of the best 4 and he can play along a shooting 5 like Voigtmann or a more athletic interior player. We need to think about ourselves, move the ball and keep our play fluid, we'll distribute the energy and try to attack them with the defense to keep them form playing with regularity."

Players

GARINO, PATRICIO
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"Milan has a lot of energy and potential. It is a good rematch game ofr us. The key is being able to keep our energy, character and focus for all 40 minutes, and play a very physical basketball. We play in front of our fans and that gives us a lot of energy - we must take advantage of this."
THEODORE, JORDAN
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
"We want to change our season by playing hard for 40 minutes, playing defense for 40 minutes and showing more will to win than the other teams."

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

· The last seven games in this match-up have all been won by the home team, giving Baskonia an overall 7-6 edge.

· Milan withstood a late comeback to triumph 92-85 when the teams met in Italy in Round 13. Curtis Jerrells excelled with 15 points and 7 assists.

· Vladimir Micov made his EuroLeague debut with Baskonia, when he was there for the first part of 2009-10 season. He was a teammate with Marcelinho Huertas.

· Milan guard Andrea Cinciarini set a career high in assists with 7 against Baskonia in November 2015. Cinciarini had a career-high 3 steals against Baskonia in October 2015.

· Dairis Bertans had the best game of his EuroLeague career, scoring a career-high 29 points and posting his career high in index rating with 31 playing for Darussafaka Istanbul against Baskonia in January of last season.

· Baskonia guard Jayson Granger matched his career high in steals with 4 playing for Anadolu Efes Istanbul against Milan in February 2017.

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Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

Roster
Jordan McRae has undergone season-ending shoulder surgery and is no longer on the active roster.
Ivan Martinez will make his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.
Baskonia has used 13 different players appear in the starting lineup so far this season.
Streaks
Shengelia has posted a performance index rating in double figures in 11 straight and 13 of his last 14 EuroLeague games.
Marcelinho Huertas has made 22 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Matt Janning has collected at least 1 steal in eight straight EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Jayson Granger is fourth among qualified EuroLeague players this season in assists with 5.5 per game.
Toko Shengelia ranks fourth in the league with an average performance index rating of 18.7.
Records/Milestones
Johannes Voigtmann is second among active qualified players and sixth on the all-time charts in career two-point shooting at 65.32%.
Rodrigue Beaubois has exactly 100 three-pointers in his EuroLeague career.

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Roster
Patric Young continues to rehab after offseason knee surgery.
Coach Simone Pianigiani has used 11 different players in starting lineups this season. Only Kaleb Tarczewski has started every game.
Streaks
Kaleb Tarczewski has pulled down at least 5 rebounds in 14 of his last 15 EuroLeague appearances.
Vladimir Micov has made at least 1 three-point shot in nine of his last 10 EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Kaleb Tarczewski is second in the EuroLeague this season with 6.6 rebounds per game.
Arturas Gudaitis is third in the EuroLeague in two-point shooting this season at 69.86%.
Records/Milestones
Andrew Goudelock owns the EuroLeague single-game record for three-pointers made with 10, which he set in November 2014 when he played for Fenerbahce.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
7 - 6
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
Home record vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan: 5-1
Away record vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan: 2-5
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
Home record vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz: 5-2
Away record vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz: 1-5

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 20 December 2017 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 92 - 85 Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2016-17 02 March 2017 Regular Season Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 87 - 74 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2016-17 15 November 2016 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 88 - 76 Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2015-16 19 November 2015 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 94 - 82 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2015-16 16 October 2015 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 78 - 76 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
2014-15 26 March 2015 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 99 - 85 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2014-15 29 January 2015 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 102 - 83 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 13 March 2014 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 65 - 83 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 17 January 2014 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 83 - 76 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2012-13 29 November 2012 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 64 - 62 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2012-13 25 October 2012 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 85 - 95 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2008-09 25 February 2009 Top 16 AJ Milano 74 - 107 Tau Ceramica
2008-09 11 February 2009 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 108 - 90 AJ Milano