2016-17Regular SeasonRound 19
January 25, 2017 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 MEDIOLANUM FORUM
Belarus: 5 SPORTS
Serbia: SPORTKLUB 3
Bulgaria: MTEL SPORT 1 (Delayed)
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
Italy: FOX SPORTS PLUS
Israel: SPORT 5
Middle East: BEIN SPORTS (BEIN MENA)

Records

5-13 Regular Season 13-5
5-13 Overall 13-5

Referees

Referee
ROCHA, FERNANDO, Portugal
Umpire 1
GARCIA GONZALEZ, JUAN CARLOS, Spain
Umpire 2
MAJKIC, MARIO , Slovenia

The Take

Round 19 closes with a clash between teams at opposite ends of the standings. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan snapped a 10-game losing streak last week and sits 15th among 16 teams with a 5-13 record. Olympiacos has won four straight and eight of nine for a 13-5 mark, which is just one victory behind the league leaders. The Reds have won their last five meetings with Milan, including a 91-81 victory in round 3. Olympiacos boasts the best defense in the league, allowing just 72.8 points per game, however Milan (81.2 ppg.) is fourth in the competition in scoring. With top scorer Rakim Sanders (14.4 ppg.) doubtful, Ricky Hickman (10.4 ppg.) and Kruno Simon (10.4 ppg., 3.7 apg) will lead the Milan attack, while Jamel McLean and Miroslav Raduljica try to generate points in the paint. Olympiacos is led by a loaded backcourt featuring Vassilis Spanoulis (13.1 ppg, 6.5 apg.), Matt Lojeski (10.7 ppg.) and Erick Green (9.5 ppg.). Georgios Printezis (12.1 ppg.) and Khem Birch are among the Reds’ chief weapons inside. After last week’s win, Milan should be motivated to give its best effort at home, where all but one of its wins have come this season, but the task will be complicated against mighty Olympiacos.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Euroleague.net
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MCLEAN, JAMEL F 2.03 28
2 FONTECCHIO, SIMONE F 2.03 21
7 HICKMAN, RICKY G 1.89 31
9 KALNIETIS, MANTAS G 1.95 30
11 RADULJICA, MIROSLAV C 2.13 29
12 DRAGIC, ZORAN G 1.96 27
13 MACVAN, MILAN C 2.06 27
14 PASCOLO, DAVIDE F 2.03 26
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.90 30
21 SANDERS, RAKIM F 1.93 27
23 ABASS, AWUDU G 2.00 23
30 CERELLA, BRUNO G 1.94 30
43 SIMON, KRUNOSLAV F 1.97 31
Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 24
2 BIRCH, KHEM C 2.06 24
4 YOUNG, PATRIC C 2.09 24
5 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS G 1.88 20
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.07 22
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 34
9 WATERS, DOMINIC G 1.85 30
10 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIOS F 2.08 22
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 22
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 31
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 26
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 26
24 LOJESKI, MATT G 1.98 31
26 MARAGKOS, PARIS C 2.06 23
27 ATHINAIOU, IOANNIS G 1.93 28

Player Stats

Sanders, R. / 14.4 Hickman, R. / 10.4 Simon, K. / 10.4
Spanoulis, V. / 13.1 Printezis, G. / 12.1 Lojeski, M. / 10.7
McLean, J. / 4.6
Birch, K. / 6.4 Printezis, G. / 4.5
Simon, K. / 3.7 Hickman, R. / 3.3 Kalnietis, M. / 2.9
Simon, K. / 1.1
2PT
McLean, J. / 59.6 % Macvan, M. / 57.1 % Sanders, R. / 56.5 %
Birch, K. / 64.4 % Lojeski, M. / 58.3 % Milutinov, N. / 58.1 %
3PT
Sanders, R. / 46.4 % Macvan, M. / 40.6 % Simon, K. / 37.5 %
Lojeski, M. / 43.9 % Green, E. / 41.4 % Mantzaris, V. / 37.1 %
FT
Simon, K. / 84.4 % Hickman, R. / 82.7 % Raduljica, M. / 81.1 %
Lojeski, M. / 83.3 % Spanoulis, V. / 78.4 % Green, E. / 76.7 %
PIR
Sanders, R. / 13.4 Simon, K. / 12.2 Hickman, R. / 11.3
Spanoulis, V. / 13.2 Printezis, G. / 12.8 Lojeski, M. / 12.3

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
81.2 Points 78.7
33.5 Rebounds 37.7
11.1 O. Rebounds 11.0
22.4 D. Rebounds 26.7
17.6 Assists 14.7
6.9 Steals 6.2
1.7 Blocks 3.7
52.7 % 2PT 51.3 %
35.1 % 3PT 34.5 %
73.9 % FT 73.2 %
84.9 PIR 88.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
88.6 Points 72.8
33.9 Rebounds 34.5
10.1 O. Rebounds 10.2
23.8 D. Rebounds 24.3
18.1 Assists 14.6
7.3 Steals 6.5
2.4 Blocks 3.1
57.8 % 2PT 44.1 %
38.9 % 3PT 38.7 %
79.1 % FT 73.2 %
99.7 PIR 71.7

Head Coaches

REPESA, JASMIN
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We have recovered Rakim Sanders after an injury so we can be more athletic against one of the toughest teams in the entire EuroLeague. Like I said we are trying to be more consistent and develop the right level of confidence in what we are doing every day."
SFAIROPOULOS, IOANNIS
Olympiacos Piraeus
"I believe that EA7 Milan is a much better team than what their ranking shows. Especially at their home court, they play very good, they like to play fast, run on the fastbreak and generally they are playing an uptempo game. We must stop that, control the rhythm of the game and give our best. This week is very difficult for us. Starting from tomorrow we play three very difficult games is six days but now we have only Milan in our minds. We must follow our plan, play with energy and control the rhythm of the game through our defense."

Players

DRAGIC, ZORAN
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
"We are happy with the win over Galatasaray but one game is not enough. We need more. Olympiacos is one of the toughest teams in the EuroLeague so we need to be aggressive both defensively and offensively. In Athens we played a good first half against them and this is where we need to start."
WATERS, DOMINIC
Olympiacos Piraeus
"As you know, everything starts for us from defense. We must play good defense like we did last week against Baskonia. The two teams play in a similar way, so we must do a great job again defensively."

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

· Olympiacos topped EA7 Milan 91-81 in Round 3 earlier this season. Vassilis Spanoulis and Erick Green led Olympiacos with 16 points each, while Kruno Simon had the same for Milan in that game. For Green that stands as his season-high.

· Olympiacos has won the last five games between these sides.

· Olympiacos guard Matt Lojeski and Milan Jamel McLean were teammates at Oostende in 2012-13 the season.

· Olympiacos center Nikola Milutinov and Milan big man Milan Macvan were teammates at Partizan Belgrade during the 2014-15 season. Milutinov has also been a teammate of Milan’s Miroslav Raduljica on the Serbian national team.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Euroleague.net

EA7 Emporio Armani Milan

Roster

Bruno Cerella remains out long-term.

Ricky Hickman did not dress for domestic game over weekend.

Coach Repesa has used 12 different players in his starting lineups so far this season; no player has started every game.

Streaks

Krunoslav Simon has made at least 1 three point shot in 19 of his last 20 EuroLeague games.

Records/Milestones

Krunoslav Simon needs 6 rebounds to reach 300 for his EuroLeague career.

Guard Ricky Hickman needs 14 assists to reach 300 for his EuroLeague career.

Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster

Patric Young did not dress for domestic game over weekend.

Guard Daniel Hackett will miss the rest of the season due to a leg injury.

Paris Maragkos will be making his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.

Streaks

Erick Green has collected at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight EuroLeague games.

Vassilis Spanoulis has made 16 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.

Rankings

Vassilis Spanoulis ranks second on the all-time scoring list with 3,207 points, second all-time in assists with 1,062, and first all-time in free throws made, with 872.

Spanoulis has made 341 three-point shots in his career, which is seventh-most all-time. Ahead of him in sixth place is Dimitris Diamantiis (372).

Spanoulis is second in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 6.5 per game.

Khem Birch is fifth in the EuroLeague in blocked shots this season with 1.1 per game.

Records/Milestones

Kostas Papanikolaou needs 4 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
3 - 10
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan Olympiacos Piraeus
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 2-4
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 1-6
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan: 6-1
Away record vs. EA7 Emporio Armani Milan: 4-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 25 October 2016 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 91 - 81 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2015-16 03 December 2015 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 73 - 63 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2015-16 30 October 2015 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 66 - 71 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 06 March 2015 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 74 - 83 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 08 January 2015 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 81 - 58 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 06 March 2014 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 86 - 88 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2013-14 09 January 2014 Top 16 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 81 - 51 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 14 December 2012 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 81 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2012-13 08 November 2012 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 71 - 84 Olympiacos Piraeus
2008-09 05 March 2009 Top 16 Olympiacos 84 - 81 AJ Milano
2008-09 29 January 2009 Top 16 AJ Milano 76 - 74 Olympiacos
2005-06 09 February 2006 Regular Season AJ Milano 75 - 84 Olympiacos
2005-06 14 December 2005 Regular Season Olympiacos 89 - 67 AJ Milano