2020-21Regular SeasonRound 12
December 04, 2020 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 AUDI DOME
Balkans: SPORTKLUB2
Finland: VIAPLAY
Baltic: TV3 SPORT, GO3
Norway: VIAPLAY
France: RMC SPORT LIVE 7
Sweden: VIAPLAY
Germany: MAGENTA SPORT
Spain: DAZN
Greece: NOVASPORTS 2HD
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 3
Israel: 5STARS
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Denmark: VIAPLAY
Russian Federation: MATCH!IGRA

Records

7-4 Regular Season 2-8
7-4 Overall 2-8

Referees

Crew Chief
BOLTAUZER, MATEJ
Umpire 1
PASTUSIAK, PIOTR
Umpire 2
CORTES, CARLOS

The Take

FC Bayern Munich (7-4) comes off back-to-back losses for the first time this season. Vladimir Lucic (14.8 ppg., 5.0 rpg.), Jalen Reynolds (12.6 ppg., 6.3 rpg.) and Wade Baldwin IV (13.7 ppg., 4.0 apg.) have been Bayern's pillars until now. Khimki Moscow Region (2-8) also lost its last two games and is looking to bounce back with a road win. Alexey Shved (16.8 ppg., 8.8 apg.), Jonas Jerebko (12.4 ppg., 6.8 rpg.) and Greg Monroe (10.3 ppg., 6.3 rpg.) are leading the team right now.

Marquee matchup

Monroe returns to Munich for the first time since playing for Bayern last season. His post skills and overall effectiveness turn him into a nightmare matchup at center as few players are as mobile and experienced as he is. Bayern will rely on Reynolds to stop him in the low post. Reynolds is also a ferocious offensive rebounder who can give anyone trouble with his second-chance points. Expect them to fight for every rebound in this fun-to-watch matchup.

History lesson

Bayern has a 6-1 record against Khimki - 4-1 in the EuroLeague and 2-0 in the EuroCup, including a 22-point overtime victory. Khimki, however, won the teams' last matchup at Audi Dome on October 24, 2019. Khimki triumphed 74-87 behind 19 points and 9 assists from Shved. Monroe led Bayern with 18 points. Khimki buried 12 of 23 three-point shots in a key to its victory.

Keys to victory: Bayern

Bayern has some of the best defensive numbers in the competition, allowing just 77.7 points on just 31.7% three-point shooting. That three-point defense may be especially important against players such as Shved, Dairis Bertans and Janis Timma, who are all great shooters. Bayern, however, has struggled to protect its paint, as opponents score 56.0% of their two-point shots. Stopping Monroe, Jerebko and, if available, Devin Booker is mandatory for Bayern, as well as running its offense through Lucic and Baldwin.

Keys to victorty: Khimki

Khimki is averaging just 77.7 points, which is a low number for such an offensive-minded team. Shot selection is an issue, as Khimki is hitting just 50.0% of its two-point shots (17th overall) and shooting 36.1% from downtown (13th). Shved leads the EuroLeague in assists, but is struggling to score (35.9% 2FG, 31.3% 3FG) so far this season. As soon as Khimki's undeniable leader steps up on offense, he will generate space for its many scorers all around the court. Stopping Lucic is a critical issue for the Russian powerhouse.

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FC Bayern Munich
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 WEILER-BABB, NICK G 1.96 24
1 GEORGE, JASON G 1.98 19
2 BALDWIN IV, WADE G 1.93 24
5 BRAY, TJ G 1.96 28
7 KING, ALEX F 2.00 35
8 REYNOLDS, JALEN C 2.07 27
9 THOMAS, MALCOLM C 2.06 32
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR F 2.04 31
12 FLACCADORI, DIEGO G 1.93 24
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD G 1.99 30
15 AMAIZE, ROBIN F 1.88 26
16 ZIPSER, PAUL F 2.03 26
25 JOHNSON, JAJUAN F 2.08 31
31 SISKO, ZAN G 1.89 23
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 30
44 GRANT, SASHA F 1.98 18
66 RUDAN, MATEJ F 2.05 19
Khimki Moscow Region
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SHVED, ALEXEY G 1.98 31
3 MCCOLLUM, ERRICK G 1.88 32
6 TIMMA, JANIS F 2.01 28
7 KARASEV, SERGEY F 2.01 27
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV G 1.90 31
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR F 1.93 35
12 MONIA, SERGEY F 2.02 37
13 SHARAPOV, VLADISLAV F 2.03 21
15 MONROE, GREG C 2.11 30
17 ODINOKOV, VLADISLAV F 2.02 20
18 VORONOV, EVGENY G 1.94 34
24 JOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 30
31 BOOKER, DEVIN C 2.05 29
33 JEREBKO, JONAS C 2.08 33
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS G 1.92 31
55 MICKEY, JORDAN C 2.03 26

Player Stats

Lucic, V. / 14.8 Baldwin, W. / 13.7 Reynolds, J. / 12.6
Shved, A. / 16.8 Jerebko, J. / 12.4 Mickey, J. / 11.0
Reynolds, J. / 6.3 Lucic, V. / 5.0
Jerebko, J. / 6.8 Monroe, G. / 6.3 Mickey, J. / 5.6
Baldwin, W. / 4.0 Sisko, Z. / 2.8
Shved, A. / 8.8 Zaytsev, V. / 3.4
Shved, A. / 1.2 Karasev, S. / 1.1 Timma, J. / 1.0
Thomas, M. / 0.5
Mickey, J. / 2.6 Monroe, G. / 0.7 Zaytsev, V. / 0.5
2PT
Reynolds, J. / 60.0% Johnson, J. / 48.9% Baldwin, W. / 47.2%
Zaytsev, V. / 64.9% Mickey, J. / 55.8% Monroe, G. / 48.9%
3PT
Lucic, V. / 50.0% Zipser, P. / 40.5% Weiler-Babb, N. / 38.7%
Monia, S. / 55.0% Jerebko, J. / 41.7% Timma, J. / 39.5%
FT
Lucic, V. / 90.3% Baldwin, W. / 75.0%
Shved, A. / 84.8% Monroe, G. / 66.7%
PIR
Lucic, V. / 20.1 Reynolds, J. / 14.7 Baldwin, W. / 10.8
Shved, A. / 17.8 Jerebko, J. / 14.1 Mickey, J. / 12.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.0 Points 77.7
33.8 Rebounds 34.7
10.5 O. Rebounds 9.8
23.3 D. Rebounds 24.9
16.0 Assists 18.3
7.6 Steals 5.2
2.1 Blocks 4.3
52.1% 2PT 50.0%
36.4% 3PT 36.1%
82.9% FT 77.3%
83.6 PIR 81.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.7 Points 87.0
30.6 Rebounds 35.4
9.1 O. Rebounds 9.5
21.5 D. Rebounds 25.9
16.4 Assists 19.9
5.8 Steals 9.3
1.6 Blocks 2.8
56.0% 2PT 53.1%
31.7% 3PT 40.5%
79.6% FT 78.3%
85.5 PIR 101.8

Head Coaches

KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"We have good practices and some players came back from injuries, so now we have a normal rotation. I liked how we practiced before coming to Munich. We must work, endure, wait, and believe in what we are doing. We have a game to play against FC Bayern Munich, a well-organized team led by a well-known coach, Trinchieri. His players keep discipline, play with good energy, so they have an excellent result in the EuroLeague. It is always difficult to play against FC Bayern in Munich, but we have prepared. At the same time, I am more concerned about our team than the opponent."

Players

MCCOLLUM, ERRICK
Khimki Moscow Region
"I think we just have to continue to fight. It's a long season, and I think a win would be big for our confidence and will help put us on the right track. We just have to keep fighting. We are playing a strong team that has had a lot of success in the EuroLeague so far. It will be a difficult match. They are a well-coached team with discipline. They play good defense and they are a team that we know that would be fully prepared for us. And it makes it difficult. They are a team that hustles, plays hard, active defensively. I think we just got to make sure that we stay disciplined, play good defense, and stay together as a team. Sometimes there will be points in the game when we'll be up or down but we have to stay together."

FC Bayern Munich vs. Khimki Moscow Region

· Bayern is 6-1 all-time against Khimki and 4-1 in EuroLeague play, with Khimki's lone victory coming in Round 4 last season when it beat Bayern 74-87 in Munich with Alexey Shved posting 19 points and 9 assists.

· Bayern set two club EuroLeague single-game records against Khimki in the 2015-16 season, registering 15 steals in October 2015 and collecting 49 rebounds in November 2015.

· Bayern swept Khimki in the 2015-16 EuroCup regular season.

· Khimki's Stefan Jovic and Devin Booker arrived before the 2019-20 season from Bayern. Booker spent three seasons with Bayern and Jovic played two, winning back-to-back German League titles in 2018 and 2019.

· Khimki center Greg Monroe made his EuroLeague debut with Bayern last season.

· Bayern big man Malcolm Thomas spent two seasons with Khimki, from 2017 to 2019. He helped the team reach the 2018 EuroLeague Playoffs and was a teammate of Alexey Shved, Egor Vialtsev, Sergey Monia, Vyacheslav Zaytsev and Jordan Mickey.

· Jovic and Bayern forward Vladimir Lucic have not only been teammates at Bayern, but also with the Serbian national team.

· Khimki point guard Stefan Jovic set a EuroLeague record with 19 assists playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against Bayern in December 2015.

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FC Bayern Munich

Roster
Wade Baldwin IV and Vladimir Lucic have started every game for Bayern so far this season.
Matej Rudan is set to make his EuroLeague debut.

Streaks
Jalen Reynolds has posted a PIR in double figures in 11 of his last 12 games.
Lucic has made a three-point shot in 12 straight games.
Wade Baldwin IV has scored in double figures in six of his last seven games.
Baldwin has made 11 consecutive free throws.
Nick Weiler-Babb has made 12 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Vladimir Lucic ranks third this season in average PIR with 20.1 per game.
Lucic ranks eighth in scoring this season with 14.8 per game.
Lucic ranks fourth in the league in free-throw accuracy at 90.3%.
Jalen Reynolds ranks seventh this season with 6.3 rebounds per game.
Reynolds is the league leader this season in offensive rebounds with 3.1 per game.
Wade Baldwin IV is tied for sixth in steals this season with 1.5 per game.

Records/Milestones
Vladimir Lucic needs 6 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

Khimki Moscow Region

Roster
Stefan Jovic has not played yet this season due to an ankle injury.
Devin Booker has not played since Round 5.
Sixteen different players have appeared in a game for Khimki so far this season. Twelve have started at least one game.

Streaks
Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in 25 of his last 26 appearances.
Shved had his streak broken of scoring in double figures snapped in Round 11 after 78 consecutive games. He has now scored in 79 of his last 80 appearances.
Shved has recorded at least 1 steal in 12 of his last 13 games.
Janis Timma has made a three-pointer in 18 straight games.
Timma has made multiple threes in 15 of his last 16 games.
Jerebko has made at least 1 three-point shot in 16 of his last 17 games.
Devin Booker has posted a performance index rating in double figures in 10 straight games.
Booker has scored in double figures in nine of his last 10 appearances.

Rankings
Alexey Shved ranks sixth this season in average PIR with 17.8 per game.
Shved ranks fifth in scoring this season with 16.8 points per game.
Shved is the league leader this season with 8.8 assists per game.
Shved ranks fourth this season with 2.5 three-point shots made per game.
Jonas Jerebko leads the league this season with 6.8 rebounds per game,
Greg Monroe ranks sixth this season with 6.3 rebounds per game, and ranks third with 2.8 offensive rebounds per game.
Jordan Mickey leads the league with 2.6 blocks per game this season.
Sergey Monia ranks fourth this season in three-point accuracy at 55.0%.

Records/Milestones
Alexey Shved holds the EuroLeague single-season records with 740 points and 107 three-pointers made, both set in the 2017-18 season.
Shved is ranked 13th all-time with 361 three-pointers made. Dimitris Diamantidis is 12th with 372.
Stefan Jovic holds the EuroLeague single-game record with 19 assists, which Facundo Campazzo tied in Round 24 of last season.
Errick McCollum needs 21 points to reach 500 for his career.
Egor Vialtsev needs 5 rebounds to reach 100 for his career.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
4 - 1
FC Bayern Munich Khimki Moscow Region
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Bayern Munich
Home record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 2-1
Away record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 2-0
Khimki Moscow Region
Home record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 0-2
Away record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 1-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 24 October 2019 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 74 - 87 Khimki Moscow Region
2018-19 25 January 2019 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 60 - 71 FC Bayern Munich
2018-19 06 December 2018 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 72 - 65 Khimki Moscow Region
2015-16 26 November 2015 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 70 - 81 FC Bayern Munich
2015-16 22 October 2015 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 69 - 60 Khimki Moscow Region