2017-18Regular SeasonRound 9
November 23, 2017 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 KOMBANK ARENA
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Records

2-6 Regular Season 3-5
2-6 Overall 3-5

Officials

Crew Chief
PATERNICO, CARMELO, Italy
Umpire 1
KOROMILAS, ELIAS, Greece
Umpire 2
SILVA, SERGIO, Portugal

The Take

Two teams in opposite dynamics will clash on Thursday night when Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade welcomes Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz to the Serbian capital. This will be the seventh time that these sides meet on the European stage, with the hosts holding an overwhelming 5-1 advantage over Baskonia so far. Since changing coaches, Baskonia has found its form with Pedro Martinez at the helm, while Zvezda has lost four games in a row. The hosts are led by the points of Taylor Rochestie (16.8 ppg., 4.9 apg.), Milko Bjelica (12.4 ppg.) and James Feldeine (10.1 ppg.). For Baskonia, Rodrigue Beaubois (14.6 ppg.) is the go-to guy, followed by Toko Shengelia (13.6 ppg. and 6.0 rpg.) and Jayson Granger (12.3 ppg., 6.3 apg.). Since the arrival of Martinez, Baskonia has averaged 94.2 points per game, while Zvezda is the second weakest offense in the league (72.9 ppg.) so this difference could be a big hurdle to overcome for the hosts. Zvezda also struggles from the stripe (67.3%) and the visitors will have to try to take the hosts to that spot. Mental toughness will have a big say in the outcome of this duel, since it is never easy for a visiting team in front of the home crowd in Belgrade, which notorious for being loud and could play some influence on Baskonia.
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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
# Player Pos. H. Age
4 KESELJ, MARKO F 2.08 29
5 RADICEVIC, NIKOLA G 1.94 23
6 DANGUBIC, NEMANJA F 2.04 24
7 DAVIDOVAC, DEJAN F 2.02 22
10 LAZIC, BRANKO G 1.95 28
11 LAZAREVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 21
12 ANTIC, PERO C 2.11 35
13 DOBRIC, OGNJEN G 2.00 23
14 FELDEINE, JAMES G 1.93 29
15 APIC, DRAGAN F 2.06 22
16 JANKOVIC, STEFAN C 2.11 24
22 ROCHESTIE, TAYLOR G 1.86 32
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS C 2.06 22
32 JOVANOVIC, NIKOLA F 2.11 23
51 BJELICA, MILKO C 2.07 33
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
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE C 2.03 26
29 GARINO, PATRICIO F 2.01 24
52 MCRAE, JORDAN F 1.98 26

Player Stats

Rochestie, T. / 16.8 Bjelica, M. / 12.4 Feldeine, J. / 10.1
Beaubois, R. / 14.6 Shengelia, T. / 13.6 Granger, J. / 12.3
Lessort, M. / 6.0 Antic, P. / 4.7
Granger, J. / 6.3 Huertas, M. / 3.1
Feldeine, J. / 1.3
Timma, J. / 1.1
Lessort, M. / 1.0
Diop, I. / 0.6 Shengelia, T. / 0.5
2PT
Rochestie, T. / 66.1 % Lessort, M. / 60.0 % Bjelica, M. / 48.0 %
Shengelia, T. / 56.9 % Poirier, V. / 55.9 % Beaubois, R. / 55.9 %
3PT
Rochestie, T. / 39.4 % Antic, P. / 38.7 % Feldeine, J. / 38.2 %
Granger, J. / 50.0 % Beaubois, R. / 45.9 % Janning, M. / 40.7 %
FT
Shengelia, T. / 67.6 %
PIR
Rochestie, T. / 18.9 Lessort, M. / 11.9 Antic, P. / 10.5
Granger, J. / 14.9 Shengelia, T. / 14.6 Beaubois, R. / 12.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
72.9 Points 80.5
33.5 Rebounds 32.5
13.6 O. Rebounds 9.5
19.9 D. Rebounds 23.0
14.5 Assists 18.3
5.6 Steals 5.5
2.1 Blocks 2.9
47.2 % 2PT 51.9 %
31.1 % 3PT 40.5 %
67.3 % FT 76.9 %
70.4 PIR 87.4

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
81.6 Points 79.3
36.8 Rebounds 35.1
10.3 O. Rebounds 10.4
26.5 D. Rebounds 24.8
19.3 Assists 17.9
6.1 Steals 5.3
2.0 Blocks 3.3
58.6 % 2PT 53.2 %
37.5 % 3PT 35.5 %
72.4 % FT 74.7 %
97.8 PIR 90.3

Head Coaches

ALIMPIJEVIC, DUSAN
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
"The game with Baskonia will be difficult. They played great these past weeks and their individual quality has been put to service of the team, and now they have the results. We have to give our best effort in offense and defense. We had some time to prepare this game, in which we want to play well and win."
MARTINEZ, PEDRO
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"Zvezda has people with experience in the competition and young players who play with energy and aggressiveness. It's a nice place to play but with big pressure. It will be a difficult game. We must be ready for everything. We must focus on things that depend on us and we must be disciplined."

Players

BJELICA, MILKO
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
"Baskonia made some changes after a bad start. They reacted phenomenally to a coach change and had some valuable wins. Now they are in an extraordinary moment. We must focus on our game, increase our defense quality, play with more flow in offense. This is the key to success."
POIRIER, VINCENT
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
"We expect a game with great atmosphere. The fans push hard and we must be ready. We are in a good moment but we can only think about growing even more and do things well as in the last games. We must be focused and follow the plan."

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

· Zvezda dominated Baskonia in their short historical series, winning five of their six meetings - all of which have taken place in the last four years.

· The last time these teams played in Kombank Arena, Rodrigue Beaubois scored 16 points in a 63-70 victory to give Baskonia its first ever win over Zvezda. The Serbian champs gained revenge with a 69-87 victory in Spain later last season.

· Taylor Rochestie played for Baskonia for a part of the 2012-13 season and made his EuroLeague debut there.

· Rochestie and Baskonia guard Matt Janning were teammates at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar last season.

· Milko Bjelica played at Baskonia for two and a half seasons, from 2011 until late 2013, and during that period he was a teammate of Ilimane Diop.

· Bjelica and Janning were teammates at Anadolu Efes Istanbul during the 2014-15 season.

· Rodrigue Beaubois posted his career high in steals with 3 playing for Strasbourg against Crvena Zvezda in October of 2015.

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Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

Roster
Streaks
Taylor Rochestie has scored in double figures in 15 straight and 38 of his last 39 EuroLeague games.
Rochestie has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight EuroLeague appearances.
Pero Antic has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Taylor Rochestie is third in the league in scoring with 16.8 points per game.
Rochestie is fourth among qualified EuroLeague players this season in average performance index rating with 18.9.
Matthias Lessort is second in the EuroLeague in offensive rebounds with 3.4 per game this season.
Records/Milestones
Pero Antic is 6 rebounds away from the 500th of his EuroLeague career.

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz

Roster
Jordan McRae, Ilimane Diop and Patricio Garino are unavailable due to injuries.
Ivan Martinez will make his Turkish Airlines EuroLeague debut with his first appearance.
Streaks
Jayson Granger has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven straight EuroLeague games.
Matt Janning has made 19 straight free throws in EuroLeague action.
Janning has made multiple three pointers in each of his last four EuroLeague games. He is shooting 10 for 19 from downtown over that stretch.
Rodrigue Beaubois has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Jayson Granger is tied third among qualified EuroLeague players this season in assists with 6.3 per game.
Records/Milestones

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
5 - 1
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
Home record vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz: 2-1
Away record vs. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz: 3-0
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
Home record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 0-3
Away record vs. Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade: 1-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2016-17 24 January 2017 Regular Season Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 69 - 87 Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade
2016-17 04 November 2016 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 63 - 70 Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2014-15 19 December 2014 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 90 - 82 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2014-15 13 November 2014 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 66 - 86 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
2013-14 12 December 2013 Regular Season Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 81 - 65 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2013-14 07 November 2013 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 63 - 73 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade