2017-18Regular SeasonRound 20
January 25, 2018 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 PALACIO DE DEPORTES JOSE MARIA MARTIN CARPENA
Baltic: VIASAT SPORT BALTIC, VIAPLAY
Portugal: SPORT TV POR
France: RECORD
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Georgia: SILK SPORT HD 2 (GMG)
Scandinavia and Baltics: VIASAT
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD
Serbia: SPORTKLUB
Hungary: DIGI SPORT 3
Spain: MOVISTAR DEPORTES 2
Israel: SPORT 5 LIVE
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Records

8-11 Regular Season 8-11
8-11 Overall 8-11

Officials

To be announced soon

The Take

It will be an all-Spanish duel between two teams with identical records when Unicaja Malaga (8-11) hosts Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (8-11). Both sides have played countless times in domestic competition and this will be their 13th duel on European ground with Baskonia holding a 5-7 in their previous clashes. Baskonia won at home, 88-82, when they last met behind Janis Timma's 24 points. Unicaja defeated Real Madrid last week to snap a losing streak and comes into this game with its morale through the rafters, while Baskonia has lost its last two games. Nemanja Nedovic (15.6 ppg.) has been the main reference for Unicaja this season, together with Adam Waczynski (10.1 ppg.) and Ray McCallum (9.4 ppg.). For Baskonia, Toko Shengelia is in the midst of his best season so far (14.7 ppg., 6.3 rpg.), while guards Rodrigue Beaubois (12.5 ppg.) and Jayson Granger (9.2 ppg.) also play key roles. Baskonia features the second-best two-point shooting percentage (54.9%) and is also second-best in the league in assists (19.2 apg.). Unicaja will try to counter that with aggressive defense, control of the rebounds and the help of the fans at Martin Carpena Arena. This close duel could have a big impact on the final standings of both teams, so expect a tough fight for the win in Malaga. And if Unicaja is winning late, take note of the 6-point difference from their previous clash as potential tiebreakers come into play.
Monday, January 22, 2018
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Unicaja Malaga
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 OKOUO, VINY C 2.14 20
3 MCCALLUM, RAY G 1.90 26
4 CARRALERO, JESUS G 1.99 17
6 SOLUADE, MO G 1.96 22
8 ROSA, IGNACIO F 2.01 18
9 DIAZ, ALBERTO G 1.88 23
10 SALIN, SASU G 1.91 26
11 DIEZ, DANIEL F 2.01 24
12 MILOSAVLJEVIC, DRAGAN G 1.96 28
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.91 26
17 SHERMADINI, GIORGI C 2.17 28
21 WACZYNSKI, ADAM F 1.99 28
23 BROOKS, JEFF F 2.03 28
40 AUGUSTINE, JAMES C 2.08 33
43 SUAREZ, CARLOS F 2.03 31
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 VILDOZA, LUCA G 1.91 22
5 GONZALEZ, MIGUEL F 2.01 18
6 TIMMA, JANIS F 2.01 25
7 VOIGTMANN, JOHANNES C 2.14 25
8 MALMANIS, RINALDS C 2.05 21
9 HUERTAS, MARCELINHO G 1.90 34
10 BEAUBOIS, RODRIGUE F 1.90 29
11 JANNING, MATT G 1.93 29
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.11 22
15 GRANGER, JAYSON G 1.89 28
17 POIRIER, VINCENT C 2.13 24
19 MARTINEZ, IVAN F 1.92 27
21 JONES, KEVIN C 2.03 28
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE C 2.03 26
29 GARINO, PATRICIO F 2.01 24
52 MCRAE, JORDAN F 1.98 26

Player Stats

Nedovic, N. / 15.6 Waczynski, A. / 10.1 McCallum, R. / 9.4
Shengelia, T. / 14.7 Beaubois, R. / 12.5 Granger, J. / 9.2
Granger, J. / 5.6 Huertas, M. / 3.2
Timma, J. / 1.1
Poirier, V. / 1.1 Shengelia, T. / 0.6 Diop, I. / 0.5
2PT
Augustine, J. / 67.9 % Brooks, J. / 50.0 % Milosavljevic, D. / 47.3 %
Voigtmann, J. / 67.7 % Timma, J. / 62.5 % Shengelia, T. / 62.4 %
3PT
Waczynski, A. / 52.2 % Suarez, C. / 41.2 % Nedovic, N. / 37.9 %
Timma, J. / 42.5 % Beaubois, R. / 41.6 % Vildoza, L. / 40.0 %
FT
Suarez, C. / 82.1 % Nedovic, N. / 76.8 % Shermadini, G. / 67.9 %
Beaubois, R. / 87.1 % Shengelia, T. / 69.3 %
PIR
Nedovic, N. / 14.4 Augustine, J. / 13.7 Brooks, J. / 10.2
Shengelia, T. / 19.3 Granger, J. / 11.3 Voigtmann, J. / 10.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
77.7 Points 80.7
35.2 Rebounds 34.0
12.8 O. Rebounds 9.2
22.4 D. Rebounds 24.8
17.5 Assists 19.3
6.4 Steals 5.6
2.1 Blocks 3.4
49.5 % 2PT 54.9 %
36.5 % 3PT 38.9 %
70.7 % FT 74.7 %
86.5 PIR 91.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
81.4 Points 79.8
33.5 Rebounds 33.6
10.1 O. Rebounds 10.1
23.4 D. Rebounds 23.5
18.8 Assists 19.0
6.1 Steals 7.2
2.3 Blocks 2.6
55.1 % 2PT 52.6 %
39.4 % 3PT 35.9 %
75.0 % FT 75.1 %
89.8 PIR 89.8
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Unicaja Malaga vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

· This all-Spanish affair has been staged on 12 occasions at the EuroLeague level; Baskonia has enjoyed a 7-5 advantage.

· Baskonia won at home 88-82 in Round 11, with Janis Timma netting 24 points, including 5 triples.

· Unicaja big man James Augustine played under Coach Pedro Martinez at Gran Canaria during the 2009-10 season.

· Augustine scored a career-high 22 points playing for Khimki Moscow Region against Baskonia in January 2016.

· Unicaja forward Carlos Suarez played under Coach Martinez at Estudiantes Madrid in the 2006-07 season.

· Baskonia guard Jayson Granger played at Unicaja for two seasons from 2013 to 2015. He was a teammate of Carlos Suarez and played under Coach Joan Plaza both seasons and alongside Mo Soluade in the 2014-15 campaign.

Monday, January 22, 2018
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Unicaja Malaga

Roster
Coach Joan Plaza has used 13 different players in the Unicaja starting lineup so far this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Nemanja Nedovic has scored in double figures and made at least 1 three-point shot in each of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Adam Waczynski has made at least 1 three-point shot in each of his last 10 EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Nemanja Nedovic is ranked fifth in the EuroLeague in scoring with 15.6 points per game this season.
James Augustine is ranked third in the EuroLeague this season with 6.4 rebounds per game, and third among qualified players in offensive rebounding at 2.9 per game.
Adam Waczynski is third among qualified EuroLeague players this season in three-point accuracy at 52.2%.
Records/Milestones
James Augustine is first among active qualified players and fourth on the all-time charts in career two-point shooting accuracy at 66.27%.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

Roster
Baskonia has used 13 different players appear in the starting lineup so far this season.
Jordan McRae has undergone season-ending shoulder surgery and is no longer on the active roster.
Ivan Martinez will make his EuroLeague debut with his first appearance this season.
Streaks
Toko Shengelia has posted a performance index rating in double figures in 12 straight EuroLeague games.
Marcelinho Huertas has made 22 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Matt Janning has collected at least 1 steal in eight of his last nine EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Jayson Granger is fourth among qualified EuroLeague players this season in assists with 5.6 per game.
Toko Shengelia ranks fourth in the league with an average performance index rating of 19.3.
Shegelia is fourth in rebounding with 6.3 rebounds per game.
Records/Milestones
Johannes Voigtmann is second among active qualified players and sixth on the all-time charts in career two-point shooting at 65.33%.

Monday, January 22, 2018
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
5 - 7
Unicaja Malaga Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Unicaja Malaga
Home record vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz: 3-2
Away record vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz: 2-5
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
Home record vs. Unicaja Malaga: 5-2
Away record vs. Unicaja Malaga: 2-3

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 07 December 2017 Regular Season Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 88 - 82 Unicaja Malaga
2014-15 09 April 2015 Top 16 Unicaja Malaga 93 - 84 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2014-15 13 February 2015 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 79 - 74 Unicaja Malaga
2013-14 27 February 2014 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 71 - 81 Unicaja Malaga
2013-14 02 January 2014 Top 16 Unicaja Malaga 79 - 93 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2010-11 24 February 2011 Top 16 Caja Laboral Vitoria 78 - 63 Unicaja Malaga
2010-11 20 January 2011 Top 16 Unicaja Malaga 71 - 76 Caja Laboral Vitoria
2006-07 06 May 2007 Final Four Tau Ceramica 74 - 76 Unicaja
2004-05 05 January 2005 Regular Season Unicaja 78 - 76 Tau Ceramica
2004-05 10 November 2004 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 83 - 79 Unicaja
2002-03 13 February 2003 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 79 - 63 Unicaja
2002-03 04 December 2002 Regular Season Unicaja 71 - 54 Tau Ceramica