Regular Season Round 7 - November 27, 2014 CET: 20:15 Local time: 20:15 - O2 WORLD

Records

Ave.   Ave.
2-4 Regular Season 4-2
2-4 Overall 4-2

Referees

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Team Stats

Ave.   Ave.
76.0 Points 78.8
31.7 Rebounds 38.2
9.5 O. Rebounds 14.7
22.2 D. Rebounds 23.5
18.0 Assists 19.0
6.0 Steals 3.7
1.2 Blocks 1.8
15.3 Turnovers 12.5
57.5 % 2PT 52.4 %
31.6 % 3PT 31.9 %
65.1 % FT 73.9 %
77.2 Index 93.7

Player Stats

Ave.   Ave.
13.5 / McLean Points 13.2 / Toolson
4.8 / McLean Rebounds 5.2 / Golubovic
1.5 / Redding OR 2.7 / Golubovic
3.5 / McLean DR 3.5 / Vazquez
4.3 / Renfroe Assists 5.3 / Granger
1.2 / Hammonds Steals 1.2 / Kuzminskas
0.3 / Redding Blocks 0.5 / Kuzminskas
3.2 / Redding Turnovers 2.3 / Granger
80.8 % / Banic 2PT 100.0 % / Stefansson
50.0 % / Giffey 3PT 46.2 % / Toolson
83.3 % / Redding FT 91.7 % / Kuzminskas
18.2 / McLean Index 16.3 / Kuzminskas

THE TAKE

It’s an important duel between one team from the top half of the Group B standings and another from the bottom half. ALBA had won back-to-back games before suffering a 29-point thumping at the hands of CSKA last week. Unicaja ended a two-game slide last week by beating Cedevita. Unicaja edged ALBA when they met last month on a buzzer-beating three-pointer from Kostas Vasileiadis. ALBA’s top players this season have been Jamel McLean inside and Raggie Redding on the perimeter. Coach Obradovic has key reserves contributing with Marko Banic contributing points in the paint and Alex Renfroe igniting the backcourt. Unicaja also has a strong sixth man in Ryan Toolson, who leads the team in scoring. Dynamic forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas is off to the best start to a season in his career, while the frontline of Fran Vazquez, Vladimir Golubovic and Will Thomas gives Unicaja versatility and depth needed against the likes of McLean and Banic. The team that controls the paint will have great chances to win.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Quotes Head Coaches

OBRADOVIC, SASA
ALBA Berlin
"Although we lost the first game, we did a great job in Malaga. So the model is there and if we go into this game with the same attitude, we should have our chance. Winning this game would put us into the pole position for the last Top 16 ticket in our group. But we will have to focus on the details, because Unicaja is a team which punishes every mistake instantly.”

Players

McLEAN, JAMEL
ALBA Berlin
"Unicaja Malaga's whole team from one to five is very solid. Nevertheless in the first game we were able to compete with them until the last shot. But we did not lose that game only by this last shot. We also gave them too many offensive rebounds and these second chances really hurts the defense. On Thursday we definitely will have to take more care of the rebounds."

Game Notes

ALBA Berlin
ALBA is second to last in the Euroleague this season in rebounding with 31.7 per game.
Jamel McLean leads the league with 47 fouls drawn through six games. Correspondingly, he leads the league in attempted (43) and is tied for first in free throws made (29).
Alex Renfroe has recorded at least 1 steal in six consecutive Euroleague games.
Marko Banic and Unicaja sharpshooter Kostas Vasileiadis were teammates for two seasons at Bilbao Basket between 2010 and 2012. They led the club to the Euroleague playoffs in 2012.
Alex Renfroe and Marko Banic are the only members of ALBA Berlin’s active roster to have played in the Spanish League. Injured guard Jonathan Tabu played in Spain too.

Unicaja Malaga
Kostas Vasileiadis was Unicaja's hero in its Round 2 victory over ALBA Berlin with the game-winning three-point shot at the buzzer.
Vasileiadis has made at least 1 three-pointer in 18 straight Euroleague games.
Fran Vazquez is 12 offensive rebounds away from a spot in the Euroleague’s career top 10 in that category. Vazquez is currently tied for 11th all-time alongside Nikola Vujcic with 277 offensive boards. His former teammate Denis Marconato (289) sits in 10th place.
Vladimir Golubovic had one of the best games of his Euroleague career against ALBA Berlin in his debut season in the competition. He led Olimpija Ljubljana to a 59-67 road win in January 2009 with 21 points on 7of-7 shooting, 8 rebounds and a career-best performance index rating of 29.
Ryan Toolson has made at least 1 three-pointer in six consecutive Euroleague games.
Toolson established his Euroleague career high in assists with 8 against ALBA Berlin in Round 2.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Head coach: OBRADOVIC, SASA
ALBA Berlin
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Head coach: PLAZA, JOAN
Unicaja Malaga
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