Regular Season Round 10 - December 19, 2014 CET: 19:00 Local time: 19:00 - PIONIR

Records

Ave.   Ave.
5-4 Regular Season 5-4
5-4 Overall 5-4

Referees

Crew Chief
LAMONICA, LUIGI, Italy
Referee
TAURINO, PAOLO, Italy
Umpire
ZASHCHUK, SERGIY, Ukraine

Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
77.1 Points 80.1
42.4 Rebounds 36.4
12.9 O. Rebounds 11.4
29.6 D. Rebounds 25.0
18.9 Assists 15.3
7.1 Steals 6.1
2.7 Blocks 3.7
16.4 Turnovers 11.7
50.8 % 2PT 52.1 %
30.6 % 3PT 33.0 %
69.4 % FT 72.1 %
86.7 Index 85.9

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
17.3 / Marjanovic Points 12.7 / Heurtel
10.6 / Marjanovic Rebounds 6.0 / Iverson
3.2 / Marjanovic OR 2.8 / Iverson
7.3 / Marjanovic DR 3.2 / Iverson
6.8 / Williams Assists 6.7 / Heurtel
1.1 / Mitrovic Steals 1.0 / Heurtel
0.9 / Marjanovic Blocks 0.8 / Shengelia
3.3 / Williams Turnovers 3.0 / Heurtel
66.7 % / Marjanovic 2PT 71.4 % / Causeur
50.0 % / Tejic 3PT 55.2 % / Heurtel
87.1 % / Blazic FT 100.0 % / Bertans
25.4 / Marjanovic Index 16.8 / Heurtel

THE TAKE

Second place in Group D is on the line in this winner-take-all contest. Both teams enter the game with 5-4 records. The losing team will finish third. Crvena Zvezda beat Laboral Kutxa 66-86 last month in Spain as the frontcourt of centers Boban Marjanovic and Maik Zirbes and forwards Luka Mitrovic and Nikola Kalinic combined for 50 points and 26 rebounds. The entire Laboral team amassed only 26 rebounds! Center Colten Iverson and frontcourt mate Toko Shengelia will have to be at their best to control the paint against the Zvezda bigs in Belgrade, where Coach Radonjic’s side has lost just once this season. Recent-signing Mike James could provide a spark at guard for the Laboral attack alongside Thomas Heurtel and Fabien Causuer. Forward Davis Bertans could also change the game with his shooting for Laboral, which has won three straight to reach the Top 16. Of course, Zvezda has weapons in the backcourt too led by Marcus Williams as it looks to finish a great regular season on a high note.
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Quotes Head Coaches

RADONJIC, DEJAN
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"Our next opponent is a very experienced team that we highly respect. Laboral Kutxa is a team with many excellent players, so we definitely expect a difficult match. We will have to be completely focused and to play extremely hard. We have great desire to continue playing well and we will try to surprise and upset Laboral Kutxa, again. With the energy we had in most games until now, I think that we can achieve our goal and win the game. Unfortunately, we will not have support from our great fans in this game, but we will do our best to triumph."
NAVARRO, IBON
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
"The most important thing is that we are facing a tough team and we have to play a good game so we feel that we are improving. We have to be loyal to our style. They play like a true team, where all players contribute and know their role. They play good team defense and are committed to the team. They beat us by 20 at home, so playing in an empty arena in Belgrade should not be a big advantage for us."

Players

ZIRBES, MAIK
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
"It is going to be a difficult game. Laboral Kutxa has a great team with many experienced players at all positions. It is enough to look at their roster to realize this is a great team. Since we are playing against such a strong opponent, we will need all our mental and physical strength for the duel to get a good result. We will try to play aggressive defense as in the previous games and to improve our rebounds because that can give us a chance for easy points in transition. We will play in an empty Pionir Hall, that kind of atmosphere will be strange for us, but we will do our best and try to win."
TILLIE, KIM
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
"It will be a bit strange as I have never played without fans on the stands. Maybe that falls in our favor but I always prefer to have the fans. We'd like to end up second in the group but we don't want to make calculations because we don't have any preferences for our Top 16 group. We go there to win. After making the Top 16 we took a big load off our shoulders and now we have less pressure. We have nothing to lose and we will keep working to win there."

Game Notes

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
Coach Dejan Radonjic recorded his first career Euroleague victory at Laboral Kutxa Vitoria, 73-83, in Round 4 of the regular season last year.
Boban Marjanovic leads the league in average performance index rating with 25.4 per game; Marjanovic also leads the league in rebounding with 10.6 per game.
Marjanovic has scored in double figures in 10 consecutive Euroleague games.
Marjanovic has six double doubles this season and seven in his last 10 Euroleague appearances.
Luka Mitrovic has made 13 straight free throws in Euroleague action.
Jaka Blazic was a teammate of Laboral Kutxa sharpshooter Davis Bertans at Union Olimpija Ljubljana during the 2011-12 season.
Blazic led Crvena Zvezda to an 81-65 win over Laboral last season with 24 points on 4-of-4 three-point shooting.

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
Davis Bertans has made 11 consecutive free throws in Euroleague games.
Bertans has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 Euroleague gams.
Lamont Hamilton has blocked at least 1 shot in five straight Euroleague games.
Thomas Heurtel has made 12 consecutive free throws in Euroleague action.

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Referees: LAMONICA, LUIGI (ITA), TAURINO, PAOLO (ITA), ZASHCHUK, SERGIY (UKR)
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