Regular Season Round 2 - October 24, 2014 CET: 18:45 Local time: 19:45 - ZALGIRIO ARENA

Records

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0-1 Regular Season 1-0
0-1 Overall 1-0

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Team Stats

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71.0 Points 88.0
33.0 Rebounds 44.0
7.0 O. Rebounds 19.0
26.0 D. Rebounds 25.0
11.0 Assists 16.0
4.0 Steals 9.0
3.0 Blocks 7.0
16.0 Turnovers 16.0
50.0 % 2PT 45.8 %
50.0 % 3PT 52.6 %
57.7 % FT 70.0 %
71.0 Index 105.0

Player Stats

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19.0 / Anderson Points 17.0 / Kinsey
8.0 / Gudaitis Rebounds 8.0 / Parakhouski
3.0 / Gudaitis OR 4.0 / Kinsey
5.0 / Gudaitis DR 4.0 / Parakhouski
5.0 / Lekavicius Assists 5.0 / Rochestie
1.0 / Anderson Steals 5.0 / Baburin
1.0 / Gudaitis Blocks 3.0 / Parakhouski
3.0 / Lekavicius Turnovers 4.0 / Khvostov
100.0 % / Lekavicius 2PT 66.7 % / Thompkins
60.0 % / Milaknis 3PT 100.0 % / Baburin
100.0 % / Songaila FT 100.0 % / Kinsey
16.0 / Anderson Index 25.0 / Kinsey

THE TAKE

Turkish Airlines Euroleague action returns to Zalgiris Arena. Nizhny Novgorod must keep full control of the game through its more-experienced point guard duo, Taylor Rochestie and Dmitriy Khvostov. Zalgiris needs up-and-coming playmakers Lukas Lekavicius and Vaidas Kariniauskas to step up in this important showdown. Zalgiris relies on its more experienced frontcourt to win the battle in the paint. Darius Songaila, Paulius Jankunas and Robertas Javtokas must power the boards against Trey Thompkins, Art Parakhouski and Will Daniels. Nizhny has a lot of talent at the wings with experienced swingman Tarence Kinsey, defensive stopper Evgeny Baburin and small forward Semen Antonov. Kinsey must be ready to stop James Anderson in what shapes up as a key matchup in this game. Antonov will face another good three-point shooter in counterpart Arturas Milaknis. Expect a wild basketball atmosphere, as always, in Kaunas.
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Quotes Head Coaches

KRAPIKAS, GINTARAS
Zalgiris Kaunas
"Nizhny Novgorod started the season with a win and it is very important for a newcomer. Zalgiris has played against Nizhny in the past, but this season they have improved their roster, they have the new coach and are less predictable than before. It is much harder to scout the team in the start of the season when they add new pieces. And they have really good players with Euroleague experience like Taylor Rochestie and Tarence Kinsey. Also, the big guy Parakhouski seems to be progressing every day and is very important for them. For us it will be our first game at home. We want to give our fans a good start. We lost in Madrid to one of the favorites of the Euroleague, so now we want to catch up and use the advantage of our home arena to get the first win in the Euroleague this season."

Players

MILAKNIS, ARTURAS
Zalgiris Kaunas
"Our opponent comes to Kaunas after a nice victory. If I am right they managed to cut a 19-point deficit last week and win the game. It shows that they are really dangerous. Nizhny Novgorod is the team that likes to run. They are good in transition basketball. Also, they were superb in offensive rebounding in the first game, so we have to take care of that. However, with the help of our crowd we can beat anyone at Zalgirio arena, so we will give everything in our first Euroleague home game."

Game Notes

Zalgiris Kaunas
Robertas Javtokas is 10th in Euroleague history with 121 career blocked shots. Each of his next two will allow him to move higher with Nikola Vujcic (122) in ninth and former teammate Darjus Lavrinovic (123) eighth.
Arturas Milaknis has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last six Euroleague games.
Paulius Jankunas needs 12 more rebounds to overtake Nikola Vujcic for seventh place on the list of Euroleague career rebounds. Jankunas has amassed 1,026 career boards.
Jankunas needs 7 more offensive rebounds to surpass Panathinaikos legend Mike Batiste for fourth place on the Euroleague’s career offensive rebounding charts. Jankunas enters this week’s game with 341 career offensive boards.

Nizhny Novgorod
Dimitriy Khvostov was a teammate of Zalgiris center Robertas Javtokas for two seasons between 2007 and 2009 at Dynamo Moscow.
Tarence Kinsey has recorded at least 1 steal in 16 consecutive Euroleague games.
Kinsey has made his last 8 free throws in Euroleague action.
Art Parakhouski led the Eurocup in blocked shots last season with 1.74 per game. He rejected 3 shots last week in his Euroleague debut.


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Head coach: KRAPIKAS, GINTARAS
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