2015-16Top 16Round 4
January 22, 2016 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 KRYLATSKOYE SPORTS PALACE

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
79.6 Points 79.2
36.6 Rebounds 34.4
11.6 O. Rebounds 8.4
25.0 D. Rebounds 26.0
18.4 Assists 18.2
8.5 Steals 5.0
4.9 Blocks 2.1
13.6 Turnovers 12.8
52.8 % 2PT 54.6 %
33.3 % 3PT 41.1 %
70.4 % FT 75.9 %
89.6 Index 88.8

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.1 / Shved Points 12.0 / Strelnieks
6.7 / Augustine Rebounds 7.0 / Melli
2.8 / Augustine OR 2.3 / Radosevic
3.9 / Augustine DR 5.8 / Melli
5.1 / Rice Assists 4.4 / Wanamaker
1.4 / Rice Steals 1.7 / Wanamaker
1.1 / Augustine Blocks 0.7 / Melli
3.4 / Rice Turnovers 2.6 / Wanamaker
63.7 % / Augustine 2PT 75.0 % / Staiger
47.1 % / Vyaltsev 3PT 52.2 % / Melli
100.0 % / Vyaltsev FT 100.0 % / Idbihi
17.1 / Shved Index 16.5 / Melli

Records

Ave.   Ave.
0-0 Final Four 0-0
0-0 Playoffs 0-0
2-1 Top 16 2-1
5-5 Regular Season 6-4
7-6 Overall 8-5

Referees

Crew Chief
RADOVIC, SRETEN, Croatia
Referee
GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS, Spain
Umpire
FOUFIS, IOANNIS, Greece

The Take

These teams meet for the first time ever and look for their third win in Group F. Bamberg leads the Top 16 in three-point shooting (47.3%) and is fifth in two-point range (54.9%) and assists (19.3 apg.), which speaks wonders about its ball circulation. It plays with minimum two point guards on the floor at all times, with a combination of Nikos Zisis, Janis Strelnieks and Bradley Wanamaker – and sometimes, all three of them. Khimki relies on Tyrese Rice and Petteri Koponen to set the right game tempo, as well as in getting Alexey Shved involved. Shved is the third-best scorer in the Top 16 (17.1 ppg.), but will not have it easy against Wanamaker and Darius Miller, who comes off a 23-point effort against Olympiacos Piraeus. Khimki has other options at the wings, including defensive stopper Egor Vyaltsev and slasher Zoran Dragic. Khimki leads the Top 16 in steals (10.3 spg.) and is tied for fourth place in blocks (3 bpg.). Khimki must improve its free throw shooting, as it trails every Top 16 team at 64.4%. James Augustine and Dmitry Sokolov will split playing time at center against Nicolo Melli and Daniel Theis, two mobile big men with good passing skills. Tyler Honeycutt and Sergey Monya must use their size and mobility at power forward against Elias Harris and Leon Radosevic. Khimki must get Rice and Shved involved, while Bamberg needs to circulate the ball and control the tempo, running its offense through Wanamaker and Melli. Expect an interesting showdown in the Russian capital.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Euroleague.net

Game Notes

Khimki Moscow Region

Khimki leads the Euroleague this season in blocked shots with 4.9 per game.

Khimki enters this week’s game atop the league in steals with 8.5 per game.

Egor Vyaltsev is a perfect 14 for 14 from the free throw line over his Euroleague career.

Alexey Shved has made at least 3 three-pointer in six straight Euroleague games.

Shved has recorded at least 1 steal in six straight Euroleague games.

Shved has scored in double figures in each of his last six Euroleague games.

Tyrese Rice has recorded at least 1 steal in eight straight Euroleague games.

Anatoly Kashirov was a teammate of Bamberg guard Janis Strelnieks for two seasons at Spartak St. Petersburg from 2011 through 2013.

Kashirov was a teammate of Bamberg guard Nikos Zisis at CSKA Moscow during the 2007-08 season, in which CSKA won the Euroleague title.

Brose Baskets Bamberg

Nikos Zisis trails Marcelinho Huertas by 3 assists for 10th place on the all-time Euroleague charts. Zisis enters this week’s game with 624 career assists.

Zisis has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.

Zisis was a teammate of Khimki guard Alexey Shved for two seasons at CSKA Moscow between 2007 and 2009.

Zisis was a teammate of Khimki center Dmitry Sokolov at Unics Kazan during the first half of the 2014-15 season.

Bradley Wanamaker has at least 1 steal in 12 of his last 13 Euroleague games.

Janis Strelnieks has made at least one three-pointer in 14 straight Euroleague games.

Strelnieks has made 17 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Euroleague.net

Quotes Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"Brose Baskets is playing well; they are fighting every game, no matter their opponent. They have good energy and aggressive defense as well as disciplined offense. It’s a good team with good players. Coach Trinchieri has imparted discipline to his players. He demands a proper order from the team. They don’t have a clear leader but play really well as a team. Nonetheless, I may point out Strelnieks, Miller, Radosevic and one of the most vivid players of this half-season in Melli. They are a tough team that is in a good shape right now. Their best shooters have impressive numbers in three-point percentage, more than 40 percent. They are playing very well at spacing and scoring good shots."
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"This game will be a new chapter, because now we cannot surprise anymore. We already won two games and we were close to winning the third game in Madrid. But what was good up to now, won’t be enough in the future. Khimki is a team with unbelievable talent. Many players can score 20 points just snapping their fingers. It will be tough, because it’s another road game. Our schedule is terrible, but we will go there and do our best like in every game."

Players

AUGUSTINE, JAMES
Khimki Moscow Region
"We scored a very important win last week over Laboral Kutxa and now face Brose Baskets that has been playing really well so far. They beat Olympiacos in Athens that says a thing or two about their game. We have to play with our energy as we do, keep improving every day and getting better. They play hard with pressure and we have to step up for playing hard in defense and run in the offense well. We have to do just the same, I mean play with energy, rebound the ball and not to lose it. It will be a tough game for us but good thing is we are at home. Hopefully, we’ll be able to come out with a win."
RADOSEVIC, LEON
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"We got some confidence from the win in Athens, but I think the most important thing about this win is that we got some experience. We had a similar game in Madrid, but we lost. In Athens we won. So we have improved our game, we were more mature. Now we go to Moscow. We don’t expect anything, like we did in Athens. But we have a big desire to win, we will not surrender."

Shved leads Khimki to convincing home win

Khimki Moscow Region registered its third home win in Group F by downing Brose Baskets Bamberg 78-61 on Friday. Khimki improved to 3-1 the group, while Bamberg dropped to 2-2. Alexey Shved led the winners with 22 points and backcourt mate Petteri Koponen added 11. Janis Strelnieks led Bamberg with 13 points while Daniel Theis scored 12. Nicolo Melli shined early to give Bamberg a 4-8 lead. Zoran Dragic struck twice from downtown and got help from Tyrese Rice to put Khimki ahead 16-12 after 10 minutes. Shved took over early in the second quarter to make it an 11-point game. Bradley Wanamaker and Janis Strelnieks fueled a 0-12 run that gave Bamberg a 27-28 lead, but Shved and Dragic helped Khimki regain a 30-28 edge at halftime. A fast break dunk by Leon Radosevic gave Bamberg its last lead, 32-34. Tyler Honeycutt and Shved helped Khimki move in front 54-45 after 30 minutes. A fast break dunk by an unstoppable Shved made it a 20-point game, 68-48, and Bamberg never recovered.

First quarter: Rice starts strong for the hosts

Melli got Bamberg going with a mid-range jumper, as Khimki missed 3 times from downtown and committed 2 turnovers in the opening three minutes. Rice rescued the hosts with a mid-range jumper, which Nikos Zisis erased with a fast break layup. Melli kept pacing the guests with a turnaround jumper, before Marko Todorovic and Zisis traded free throws. A three-pointer by Dragic brought Khimki within 1. Dragic insisted from downtown to give Khimki its first lead, 10-8. Rice buried a stop-and-pop jumper in the lane, but Melli countered with foul shots. Bradley Wanamaker scored around the basket to tie it at 12-12. Rice stayed hot with a fast break basket, which Dmitry Sokolov followed with a two-handed dunk for a 16-12 Khimki lead after 10 minutes.

Second quarter: Bamberg uses 0-12 run to bounce back

Sokolov split free throws early in the quarter and Shved scored in the low post to boost the hosts' lead to 19-12, after a 7-0 run. Wanamaker fed Theis for an alley-oop dunk, but Bamberg kept struggling to score and committed two 24-second turnovers in the first four minutes of the half. Koponen stepped up with a driving layup and a catch-and-shoot triple by Shved made it a double-digit game, 24-14. After a Bamberg timeout, Wanamaker tried to change things with free throws, but Shved did even better with a big triple. Lucca Staiger shined with an off-balance jumper and Melli added a three-pointer that prompted Khimki to stop the game at 27-21. Wanamaker scored around the basket and followed Strelnieks's triple with a fast break dunk that completed the visitors' comeback at 27-28, at which point Khimki called timeout. Shved split foul shots and a backdoor layup by Dragic fixed the halftime score at 30-28.

Third quarter: Honeycutt, Shved extend Khimki's lead

Augustine scored down low soon after the break, but Radosevic followed a close jumper with a jump hook to tie the game again at 32-32. Radosevic kept pacing Bamberg with a fast break slam, forcing Khimki to stop the game at 32-34. Egor Vyaltsev made free throws that Wanamaker matched with an electric driving layup. Tyler Honeycutt struck from downtown and Rice bettered Darius Miller's driving layup with his own shot from beyond the arc for a 40-38 Khimki lead. Zisis, Honeycutt and Sergey Monya each hit a couple of free throws and a layup by Sokolov set a 46-40 Khimki margin. Shved banked in a three-pointer off the dribble, as Bamberg committed turnovers. Honeycutt hit foul shots, but a three-pointer by Theis and a driving layup by Wanamaker brought Bamberg within 51-45. Shved banked in a buzzer-beating triple from way downtown to boost Khimki's lead to 54-45.

Fourth quarter: Shved leads Khimki to big win

Shved made free throws early in the fourth quarter and a layup by Sokolov made it a 13-point game. Bamberg struggled to score for more than two minutes and a layup by Todorovic gave the guests a 60-45 margin with seven minutes left. Petteri Koponen stepped up with a three-pointer to cap a 12-0 run that bridged between the last two quarters. Radosevic split free throws and Miller hit 2 attempts to, but Koponen hit another one from downtown and Shved took over with an outstanding fast break dunk that sealed the outcome at 68-48. Miller and Augustine exchanged baskets and a jumper by Theis brought Bamberg a bit closer, 70-52. Wanamaker split free throws before Shved swished a jumper and split free throws. Theis followed an alley-oop slam with a three-pointer for that made it 74-58. Staiger hit a triple in transition, but Khimki had cruised to an important win.

Petteri Koponen - Khimki Moscow Region - EB15
Friday, January 22, 2016
Euroleague.net
Referees: RADOVIC, SRETEN (CRO), GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS (ESP), FOUFIS, IOANNIS (GRE)
Attendance: 2500
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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 23:05 9 3/5 1/6     2 2 2 1 4     2 2 3
1 SHVED, ALEXEY 28:07 22 3/9 4/8 4/6   3 3 5 1 5   2 1 4 15
3 DRAGIC, ZORAN 13:45 8 1/1 2/4     4 4 1           1 12
5 AUGUSTINE, JAMES 25:35 4 2/2   0/2 3 6 9 2   1 2   2 1 13
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI 27:12 11 1/5 3/4     3 3 2 2 1     1 1 12
9 VYALTSEV, EGOR 6:28 2 0/1 0/1 2/2                 1 1  
10 SOKOLOV, DMITRY 14:16 7 3/4   1/2 1 3 4     2 1   3 3 8
11 ILNITSKIY, STANISLAV DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 MONIA, SERGEY 25:17 2   0/3 2/2 1 3 4 2     2   2 2 7
19 TODOROVIC, MARKO 14:52 6 1/3   4/4 3 1 4 1   2   1 4 2 4
33 HONEYCUTT, TYLER 21:23 7   1/2 4/4 1 3 4   2 1     2 4 13
45 SHELEKETO, MAXIM DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Team           1 1 2               2
Totals 200:00 78 14/30 11/28 17/22 10 29 39 15 6 16 5 3 18 21 89
        46.7% 39.3% 77.3%
Head coach: KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
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
Brose Baskets Bamberg
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
# Player Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
4 MELLI, NICOLO 23:44 9 2/3 1/2 2/2 1 3 4 2         4 4 13
6 ZISIS, NIKOS 26:12 6 1/5 0/2 4/4   4 4 4 4 3       3 12
7 NIKOLIC, ALEKSEJ DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
8 STAIGER, LUCCA 10:26 5 1/2 1/2           1       1   3
10 THEIS, DANIEL 21:58 12 3/3 2/5   3 4 7 1   3 2   4 3 15
11 WANAMAKER, BRADLEY 35:59 13 5/13 0/1 3/4   5 5 7 1 1   2 4 4 13
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS 18:41 3 0/1 1/4     2 2   2 4         -1
20 HARRIS, ELIAS 2:37                         2 1 -1
21 MILLER, DARIUS 30:11 6 2/5 0/2 2/2   2 2 2   2     3 1 1
33 HECKMANN, PATRICK 3:33                         1   -1
34 IDBIHI, YASSIN DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON 26:39 7 3/6   1/2 2 4 6   1 2 1 3 2 2 6
Team           1   1     2         -1
Totals 200:00 61 17/38 5/18 12/14 7 24 31 16 9 17 3 5 21 18 59
        44.7% 27.8% 85.7%
Head coach: TRINCHIERI, ANDREA

Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
“I’m really happy that we won against such a strong team like Brose Baskets because some opponents don’t respect them. We respect them very much. We saw how they have played all this season. They have a perfect team and a perfect coach in Trinchieri. I’m happy we did a really good job on defense. I want to thank all the team that gave the maximum effort and energy. Everyone did a big job tonight."
TRINCHIERI, ANDREA
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"Congratulations to Khimki. They deserved to win this game. We played without the right energy and didn’t match the physicality of Khimki. It was simply a blowout. Two three-point shots at the end of a shot clock by Shved and a big three from Rice killed us. But this could have happened and doesn’t change the fact that we played a bad game. The other thing is to learn very fast from what happened. I believe you cannot skip these kinds of lessons because in this part of a Euroleague season, the point is that we should be solid all 40 minutes, not just for 20. We should keep the game under a 10-point difference. We were not smart and had a lack of energy. Moreover we were not physically enough."

Players

VYALTSEV, EGOR
Khimki Moscow Region
“We have a strong battle in our group as all the teams have at least one win. Now everything is just beginning. It’s important to win all home games and it doesn’t matter if we face Brose Baskets, Real Madrid or Barcelona. We prepared seriously for this game because Brose Baskets has a very well-organized team from a tactical standpoint. They have good coach and smart players; they play team basketball. I think we showed good team play, although we didn’t find our rhythm in the first half. Brose Baskets played aggressively in defense that made a lot of problems for us, and the score was so low. After halftime, we came out and made a run."
HONEYCUTT, TYLER
Khimki Moscow Region
"We played good defense that gave us easy baskets in the second half. We stopped turning the ball over and got stops. We know how many important games we have in the Top 16 and we want to win them to go to the playoffs."
THEIS, DANIEL
Brose Baskets Bamberg
"We just didn’t play well in defense and in the offense; we didn’t move the ball and let Khimki score 78 points and that is too much for an away game. That’s the reason why we lost. Khimki played good defense that we didn’t expect. We were not ready for that. They showed very good defense to avoid the shots from our best shooters."
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