Regular Season Round 7 - November 28, 2014 CET: 18:00 Local time: 20:00 - CEC NAGORNY

Records

Ave.   Ave.
3-3 Regular Season 3-3
3-3 Overall 3-3

Referees

Crew Chief
PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL, Spain
Referee
BIRICIK, MURAT, Turkey
Umpire
JURAS, MARKO, Serbia

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
78.0 Points 76.0
36.5 Rebounds 37.0
13.7 O. Rebounds 8.5
22.8 D. Rebounds 28.5
17.3 Assists 14.3
7.7 Steals 6.2
3.8 Blocks 3.8
15.2 Turnovers 18.2
46.0 % 2PT 51.3 %
37.9 % 3PT 46.1 %
71.3 % FT 71.9 %
81.7 Index 81.0

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
20.5 / Rochestie Points 16.0 / Anderson
7.8 / Thompkins Rebounds 6.2 / Anderson
3.2 / Thompkins OR 1.8 / Gudaitis
4.7 / Thompkins DR 5.5 / Anderson
5.0 / Rochestie Assists 2.7 / Anderson
2.8 / Kinsey Steals 1.0 / Ulanovas
1.5 / Parakhouski Blocks 0.8 / Gudaitis
3.5 / Rochestie Turnovers 2.8 / Lekavicius
61.0 % / Parakhouski 2PT 77.8 % / Lipkevicius
51.5 % / Rochestie 3PT 100.0 % / Lipkevicius
85.7 % / Rochestie FT 90.9 % / Lekavicius
19.2 / Rochestie Index 16.2 / Anderson

THE TAKE

It is a pivotal game for both teams, which are tied for third place each at 3-3. Nizhny is on a two-game winning streak and Zalgiris has lost its last two contests. Zalgiris must find a way to stop playmaker Taylor Rochestie, who has averaged 26.5 points in the last two games. Rochestie and Dmitriy Kvhostov must try to dominate the game tempo against Lukas Lekavicius and Vaidas Kariniauskas. James Anderson has been Zalgiris's go-to guy, but he will not have it easy against Tarence Kinsy, in arguably the key matchup in this game. Three-point threat Arturas Milaknis and swingman Edgaras Ulanovas will also play a big role for Zalgiris at both wings, as will Evgeny Baburin and Semen Antonov for Nizhny. Art Parakhuski and Trey Thompkins must use their power and athleticism against Zalgiris's deep frontcourt, featuring Robertas Javtokas, Paulius Jankunas, Arturas Gudaitis and Darius Songaila. Expect a very intense game in Russia.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Quotes Head Coaches

KRAPIKAS, GINTARAS
Zalgiris Kaunas
"After the last few rounds we are at 3-3 and so is Nizhny. That means that our meeting will decide which team will have a better position in the table. Unfortunately it is impossible to hit the replay button and to have the same game as in the first round. We were really good that time in Kaunas, but since that Nizhny Novgorod stepped up. The proof of that is their 2 wins on the road in the last two weeks. Taylor Rochestie is the key to their flow of the game, but he gets a lot of help from Tarence Kinsey and Artsiom Parakhouski. Their starting five is really powerful. It will be intense, interesting and difficult much on the road for us."

Players

JANKUNAS, PAULIUS
Zalgiris Kaunas
"It is impossible to expect that we will have the same game as in Kaunas. Now Nizhny Novgorod will play at home and will be very motivated for the revenge. We are following their recent games and it is obvious that players improved individually and they play much better team basketball. Their coach encourages fast tempo basketball and they shoot a lot of threes. Also, Taylor Rochestie can decide the game on his own, their big guys can stretch the floor, so it will be very tough match on Friday."

Game Notes

Nizhny Novgorod
Coach Bagatskis has used 10 different players in his starting lineups so far this season; Semen Antonov is the only player to have started every game.
Tarence Kinsey has recorded at least 1 steal in 19 consecutive Euroleague games.
Taylor Rochestie has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-pointer in each of the last six games.
Dimitriy Khvostov was a teammate of Zalgiris center Robertas Javtokas for two seasons between 2007 and 2009 at Dynamo Moscow.
Trey Thompkins has scored in double figures in six straight Euroleague games.
Thompkins has recorded at least 1 steal in five straight games.

Zalgiris Kaunas
Zalgiris leads the league in three-point accuracy this season at 46.1%.
Zalgiris is tied with FC Barcelona for the fewest three-point shots allowed in the league this season, 28.
Robertas Javtokas needs 29 more points to reach the 1,000-point plateau for his Euroleague career.
Paulius Jankunas needs 5 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 343 career offensive boards.
Lukas Lekavicius has made 9 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

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Referees: PEREZ PEREZ, MIGUEL (ESP), BIRICIK, MURAT (TUR), JURAS, MARKO (SRB)
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Head coach: BAGATSKIS, AINARS
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