2015-16Regular SeasonRound 2
October 22, 2015 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 AUDI DOME

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
67.0 Points 84.0
29.0 Rebounds 40.0
5.0 O. Rebounds 15.0
24.0 D. Rebounds 25.0
9.0 Assists 14.0
10.0 Steals 10.0
3.0 Blocks 7.0
13.0 Turnovers 14.0
56.8 % 2PT 53.2 %
22.7 % 3PT 37.5 %
76.9 % FT 70.0 %
64.0 Index 88.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
14.0 / Djedovic Points 15.0 / Todorovic
7.0 / Bryant Rebounds 8.0 / Todorovic
2.0 / Thompson OR 5.0 / Augustine
6.0 / Bryant DR 6.0 / Rice
4.0 / Renfroe Assists 4.0 / Augustine
4.0 / Bryant Steals 2.0 / Augustine
2.0 / Thompson Blocks 2.0 / Todorovic
6.0 / Renfroe Turnovers 3.0 / Koponen
100.0 % / Zipser 2PT 100.0 % / Monia
50.0 % / Djedovic 3PT 100.0 % / Shved
100.0 % / Gavel FT 75.0 % / Todorovic
17.0 / Djedovic Index 22.0 / Todorovic


Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
0-0 Top 16 0-0
0-1 Regular Season 1-0
0-1 Overall 1-0


Crew Chief
PETEK, SASO, Slovenia

The Take

The Game of the Week heads to Germany, where FC Bayern Munich hosts Khimki Moscow Region in their first ever clash. It will be a special game for last season's Eurocup MVP Tyrese Rice and reigning Euroleague champion K.C. Rivers, who will face the teams they played for back in the 2012-13 season. Bayern seeks its first victory after losing a fourth-quarter lead last week at Fenerbahce Istanbul. Khimki tries to build on its momentum after beating defending champ Real Madrid in its opener. Bayern will turn to Alex Renfroe, Rivers and Nihad Djedovic in the backcourt against Khimki’s star trio of Rice, Alexey Shved and Petteri Koponen. In the paint, Khimki will turn to James Augustine, Tyler Honeycutt and Paul Davis, while Bayern counters with Deon Thompson, John Bryant and Dusko Savanovic. Bayern small forward Paul Zipser and his Khimki counterpart Sergey Monia could wind up as x-factors. The home-court advantage should be noticeable as the Bayern fans look to push their team on in an important early season duel.
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Game Notes

FC Bayern Munich

This will be the first ever matchup between the clubs.

Svetislav Pesic coached Khimki forward James Augustine during the 2010-11 season at Valencia. Bayern forward Dusko Savanovic was also on that team.

Pesic coached Khimki forward Sergey Monia at Dynamo Moscow during the 2007-08 season.

K.C. Rivers made his Euroleague debut with Khinki during the 2012-13 season. He played under current Khimki head coach, Rimas Kurtinaitis, and alongside James Augustine, Petteri Koponen, Egor Vyaltsev, Sergey Monia and Paul Davis.

Rivers was also a teammate of Koponen during 2010-11 season at Virtus Bologna.

Alex Renfroe has recorded at least 1 steal in 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games.

Renfroe has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last nine Euroleague games.

Renfore has had a performance index rating of at least 10 in eight straight and 16 of his last 17 Euroleague games.

Bryce Taylor has at least 1 steal in eight straight Euroleague games.

Paul Zisper is 9 for 9 from the free throw line in his Euroleague career.

Khimki Moscow Region

Maxim Sheleketo was a teammate of Bayern swingman K.C. Rivers during the 2011-12 season at Lokomotiv Kuban.

Tyrese Rice played for Bayern Munich during the 2012-13 season.

Paul Davis and Bayern guard Nihad Djedovic were teammates at the end of 2009-10 season at Spanish club Obradoiro.

Egor Vyaltsev is a perfect 7 for 7 from the free throw line over his Euroleague career.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Quotes Head Coaches

FC Bayern Munich
"After Fenerbahce we are now facing another team, that is a favorite to qualify for the Top 16. They are obviously one of the best teams in Europe. They have won the Eurocup and some other titles and they seem to improve with every season. We will need the active support of our fans and have to make use of the home court advantage, or it will be hard for us to win on Thursday."
Khimki Moscow Region
"I know well the head coach of Bayern, Svetislav Pesic. He has a good team, dangerous. They play usually with discipline, responsibly and good in defense. We had two tough games with Real and CSKA, but we are in good shape and we are going to Munich for the victory."


FC Bayern Munich
“We know that Khimki will be a tough opponent. They are the reigning Eurocup champion, have a lot of experience and have beaten Madrid last week. However I am sure, that we will figure out all the little details within the next days, which will help us to give us the best chance to win.”
Khimki Moscow Region
"It’s gonna be a very tough game. Bayern has very good players in Savanovic, Djedovic, Renfroe and Thompson. They are experienced competitors. It’s gonna be especially tough as we play in Munich but I think if we play like Real Madrid in the first round and will be focused on our game we can win the matchup. We started the Euroleague with a win, and that is the most important thing. We played a perfect game in defense because in this competition defense is very important. Hopefully we’ll keep going like we started in the Euroleague."

Bayern charges into win column over Khimki!

FC Bayern Munich used its first home game of the season to send a message in Group A by dominating Khimki Moscow Region to win 69-60 before its delighted fans. Both teams now have 1-1 records. Bayern followed Nihad Djedovic to early leads that reached as high as 17 points after halftime when Alex Renfroe and Deon Thompson started connecting. Khimki rallied behind Alexey Shved to within 61-55 early in the fourth, but defense and leadership from Dusko Savanovic helped preserve a wide margin of victory for the hosts. Djedovic finished with 16 points and K.C. Rivers 15. Thompson was a difference-maker with 12 points and 4 steals, while Renfroe had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Shved led the visitors with 16 points while James Augustine starred with 15 points and 12 rebounds and Tyrese Rice added 11 points, 6 assists. Khimki suffered, however, from 19 turnovers.

First quarter: Djedovic boosts Bayern early

Rice fed Augustine for a hook shot and the game's first score for the visitors. Djedovic found room for a jump shot to tie 2-2. It was Augustine putting back an offensive rebound and Djedovic driving for a layup to keep the tie at 4-4. Next to score was Bayern captain Bryce Taylor with free throws, his first points of the season after missing the opener with injury. Shved matched him before Djedovic took over with the game's first three-point shot, which he followed with a three-point fastbreak-plus-free throw at 12-6. Djedovic had 10 of those points already. Shved and Alex Renfroe traded inside baskets before Djedovic finished another break to make it 16-8. Rivers joined the Bayern running game with his own three-point play for a high lead til then of 19-8. But no sooner did he do that than Taylor Honeycutt answered for Khimki with a corner triple and Ruslan Pateev slammed alone, quickly cutting the difference. When Petteri Koponen joined Khimki's scorers with a layup and free throw, it was suddenly 19-16. Anton Gavel answered from the top of the arc to end the quarter with Bayern in front 22-16.

Second quarter: Big men take Bayern higher

Bayern went inside twice to big man Bryant to build its lead back to double digits, 26-16. Rivers added a basket for the game's biggest lead yet, 28-16. Pateev got those back with a quick shot inside, but couldn't add the free throw, but Paul Zipser did for Bayern following his strong drive to the hoop to make it 31-18. The game's first lull in scoring ended with Bayern still defending and running strong, with Savanovic feeding Rivers at 33-18, forcing a Khimki timeout. Khimki moved the ball and found Rice for a three-pointer, but gave up an offensive rebound that resulted in Thompson hitting a shot for Bayern. When Shved came the other way for a strike from the corner, it was 35-24 and the hosts took a timeout. Renfroe's inbounds pass from the baseline soon found Rivers for an open three-pointer at 38-24. Augustine made good on 2 free throws for Khimki, but Bayern ran for another break, finished by Taylor to make it 40-26. Renfroe connected with Thompson next to make it 44-26. That was offset by Shved's back-door reverse layup and his three-pointer to finish the half giving the visitors hope again at 45-31.

Third quarter:: Augustine helps Khimki get closer

To start the second half, Koponen struck first from three-point distance to get the difference down to single digits for Khimki. But the visitors then let Renfroe waltz to the basket before he passed to Thompson for a rim-rocking slam at 49-34. Another wide-open layup presented itself as Savanovic assisted Djedovic to make it 51-34, the high lead of the night thus far. Shved fed Rice for a triple as Khimki tried to regroup, down 51-37 with plenty of time left. MarkoTodorovic passed to Augustine for an easy 2 points before Renfroe and Rice traded driving layups at 53-41. Out of a timeout, Thompson continued scoring inside while Khimki got a rare shot from the arc courtesy of Egor Vyaltsev at 55-44. Shved then turned the corner for a layup at 55-46, forcing a Bayern timeout. Rivers stepped up with a big triple that dropped over the front of the rim to make it 58-46. Next, Augustine lowered the difference by finishing a nice pass with a super slam. But he wasn't done, and with time running out, Augustine just got off the quarter's last shot, a three-pointer, to get Khimki closer than at had been for some time, 59-51, after 30 minutes.

Fourth quarter: Defense keeps Bayern secure

Vyaltsev's free throws and an acrobatic fall-back shot by Shved got Khimki within 61-55 early in the fourth quarter. Savanovic found Thompson for a layup before the offenses went into a holding pattern during which Shved failed to knock down a couple of open threes. Bayern ended the drought with Thompson spinning for a bank shot and a new double-digit lead, 65-55. Out of a Khimki timeout, Bayern forced a 24-second violation, leaving the hosts that much more confident with under 5 minutes left. There the score stalled until Savanovic went up-and-under for a 67-55 difference. Bayern didn't score, however, while Rice downed a triple and Augustine made a put-back at 67-60. But there were only 12 seconds left then, and when Rivers got to the free throw line and was perfect, Bayern's first victory was secure.

KC Rivers - FC Bayern Munich - EB15
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Attendance: 5869
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Khimki Moscow Region1615209
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Khimki Moscow Region16315160
FC Bayern Munich
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
5 RIVERS, K.C. 27:04 15 3/7 2/6 3/3   2 2   1 2       2 10
9 THOMPSON, DEON 32:45 12 6/11 0/1   1 4 5 2 4 1 1   3   14
11 SEIFERTH, ANDREAS DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 RENFROE, ALEX 32:50 10 4/7   2/4 3 8 11 5 2 5 1   2 4 21
13 MICIC, VASILIJE DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 DJEDOVIC, NIHAD 31:46 16 6/7 1/6 1/1 3 5 8 3 1 2     1 5 24
16 ZIPSER, PAUL 6:46 3 1/2 0/1 1/1       1 1       1 1 3
20 SAVANOVIC, DUSKO 26:03 2 1/6 0/2   1 4 5 4 2 2     4 1 1
25 GAVEL, ANTON 16:40 3 0/1 1/2   1 1 2   1 1   1 1 1 2
41 MAYR, DANIEL DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
44 TAYLOR, BRYCE 11:40 4 1/4 0/1 2/2   2 2   1       2 1 2
54 BRYANT, JOHN 14:26 4 2/7     1 2 3   2     1 3 1 1
Team           2 4 6               6
Totals 200:00 69 24/52 4/19 9/11 12 32 44 15 15 13 2 2 17 16 84
        46.2% 21.1% 81.8%
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 33:32 11 1/7 3/9     3 3 6   3   1 3 4 5
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 29:17 16 4/6 2/7 2/3 2 4 6 4   4 1   1 3 17
3 DRAGIC, ZORAN 9:54   0/1       1 1 2             2
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES 30:27 15 5/10 1/1 2/2 3 9 12   1 1   1   3 24
7 PATEEV, RUSLAN 7:19 4 2/3   0/1         1 1     2 1 1
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 18:36 6 1/3 1/5 1/1   2 2 1         1 3 5
9 VYALTSEV, EGOR 18:48 5   1/3 2/2   4 4   2 3     3 1 4
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 23:46   0/1 0/3     3 3 4   3 1   3 1 -1
19 TODOROVIC, MARKO 18:28   0/1     1 2 3 1   2     2 1  
33 HONEYCUTT, TYLER 6:54 3   1/1     1 1     2     1   1
45 SHELEKETO, MAXIM 2:59           1 1 1             2
Team             2 2               2
Totals 200:00 60 13/32 9/29 7/9 6 32 38 19 4 19 2 2 16 17 62
        40.6% 31% 77.8%

Head Coaches

FC Bayern Munich
"We had a good performance and we controlled the whole game thanks to our very good defense on Rice and under the basket by Dusko and Deon. A lot of players played good defense. Unfortunately we didn’t play as well as we could on offense. We created a lot of open shots but we didn’t make them. But if we can repeat this performance in the next game then we will hit those open shots. Khimki had two very important games within a week with Madrid and then CSKA. They take a lot of energy. We also had a game on Monday that took a lot of energy because we didn’t play very well. It was important that we won our first game in the Euroleague. These wins give you more confidence. We also saw that we are not weak on defense."
Khimki Moscow Region
"They did a great job. The first game against Fenerbahce, they also did a great job. We knew that and that they are a good team. We didn’t have any chance tonight. They took control from the beginning to the end, but it happens. But now we have to prepare ourselves for the next game at home. We didn’t have time to practice after the games against Real Madrid and then CSKA. It’s not an excuse, it’s just the games we have to play."


FC Bayern Munich
"It was a good start for us. No game is perfect. We did our best, we played our defense the best we could. We wanted it, especially for our fans. Tonight we just fought hard and gave every ounce and we succeeded tonight. Khimki is such a great team that when they make a comeback you have to calm down and get your self back into a groove, be patient and try to get easy buckets. We feel good but this is Euroleague. Last year I went through it. You win a lot of games but then you lose some. Everybody is up for their Euroleague games. You have to be prepared and ready to fight and each game is a tough game regardless of the opponent."
FC Bayern Munich
"We can be proud. We played a complete game against a team, Khimki, that has top-level talent in European basketball. I think we showed good chemistry offensively and defensively. We did everything that our coach wanted from us. Of course, it wasn't a perfect game, but we are happy we won. Like everybody saw, we kept and unbelievably athletic team like Khimki to 60 points. That says how we played defense tonight. We will see. We will go step by step. We found our game against a good team like Khimki tonight. And we'll keep trying for our goal, the Top 16."
Khimki Moscow Region
"That was the first away game and we knew it would be a tough game. We didn’t play the way we needed to in the first half. In the third quarter we got closer but it was too late. We didn’t have enough pressure on them in the first half and we didn’t run our sets like we need to run and we missed a lot of open shots. We cannot play so soft. We have to play every Euroleague game strong. Every win is important in this competition."
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