2019-20Regular SeasonRound 13
December 13, 2019 CET: 20:45
Local time: 20:45 ASTROBALLE
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Records

5-7 Regular Season 7-5
5-7 Overall 7-5

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Two teams whose respective seasons took a turn for the worse in the last weeks will have the chance to get back on the winning track in Round 13 when LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (5-7) hosts AX Armani Exchange Milan (7-5). ASVEL is currently on a four-game losing streak; last week it fell in St Petersburg as Zenit took its first home win of the season, 75-70. Milan started the season on a roll, but has lost its last three games, including the last at home against Crvena Zvezda, 67-77. One of these two sides will manage to get a breath of fresh air this week. Milan will be missing Nemanja Nedovic and Vladimir Micov with injuries.

History lesson

This will be the first time that these two teams face each other in the EuroLeague this century. When ASVEL played in the EuroLeague in the early 2000's, Milan was not a participant in the competition.

Marquee matchup

Livio Jean-Charles and Luis Scola are mobile big men who will be facing each other when the ball starts rolling on Friday. Jean-Charles has averaged 9.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game as a starter for ASVEL in over 21 minutes on court. For Milan, Scola has posted 11.3 points, 5.7 boards and 1.4 assists as a starter for Coach Ettore Messina. Two generations of power forwards will be protagonists in one of the main duels on the court.

Keys to victory: ASVEL

ASVEL has the weakest offense in the league and despite having started the season with good wins at home, it has dropped the last two games at Astroballe. To get back to the winning side, ASVEL will have to make better selections on offense, especially from beyond the arc, as the team has the second-weakest numbers in the league from that distance. The defense seems to be working well enough for the hosts, but they have to try to capitalize on it and transform it into points on the other side of the court.

Keys to victory: Milan

Injuries have been troubling Milan lately, with four losses in the last five games, but a trip to Lyon could be a good chance to start regrouping again. Milan outperforms ASVEL by almost 13 performance index rating points per game, which means that the visitors come into the game with better overall numbers than the hosts. Milan will have to try to impose its style, but it remains to be seen whether it will be capable of doing that despite the injuries at an arena that puts pressure on the visitors like few in the league.

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LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 JACKSON, EDWIN F 1.90 30
2 TAYLOR, JORDAN G 1.85 30
3 JEKIRI, TONYE C 2.12 25
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96 33
6 MALEDON, THEO G 1.92 18
9 LOMAZS, RIHARDS F 1.87 23
11 GALLIOU, CHARLES F 2.02 23
12 NOUA, AMINE C 2.02 22
17 JEAN-CHARLES, LIVIO F 2.05 26
19 DIOT, ANTOINE G 1.93 30
21 BAKO, ISMAEL C 2.08 24
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95 31
32 STRAZEL, MATTHEW G 1.82 17
33 PAYNE, ADREIAN C 2.08 28
AX Armani Exchange Milan
# Player Pos. H. Age
00 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO G 1.93 26
1 MACK, SHELVIN G 1.91 29
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR F 2.01 34
6 BILIGHA, PAUL C 2.00 29
7 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS C 2.08 26
9 MORASCHINI, RICCARDO G 1.94 28
10 ROLL, MICHAEL G 1.98 32
13 RODRIGUEZ, SERGIO G 1.91 33
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB C 2.13 26
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.91 28
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.93 33
23 BURNS, CHRISTIAN F 2.03 34
30 WHITE, AARON F 2.06 27
32 BROOKS, JEFF F 2.03 30
40 SCOLA, LUIS F 2.06 39

Player Stats

Rodriguez, S. / 15.0 Micov, V. / 12.0 Scola, L. / 11.3
Jekiri, T. / 8.9
Scola, L. / 5.7 Brooks, J. / 5.1 Tarczewski, K. / 4.8
Diot, A. / 3.6 Taylor, J. / 3.3
2PT
Jean-Charles, L. / 58.8% Jekiri, T. / 57.3% Lighty, D. / 44.6%
Tarczewski, K. / 63.4% Micov, V. / 56.6% Scola, L. / 48.7%
3PT
Lighty, D. / 42.9% Lomazs, R. / 39.1% Kahudi, C. / 36.4%
Roll, M. / 51.2% Della Valle, A. / 50.0% Rodriguez, S. / 41.8%
FT
Jekiri, T. / 59.5%
Rodriguez, S. / 94.7% Scola, L. / 74.2%
PIR
Jekiri, T. / 15.9
Rodriguez, S. / 16.3 Micov, V. / 12.9 Scola, L. / 11.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
70.6 Points 78.7
31.9 Rebounds 33.4
10.8 O. Rebounds 8.8
21.2 D. Rebounds 24.6
16.2 Assists 15.6
4.6 Steals 5.3
3.4 Blocks 2.8
48.9% 2PT 46.8%
31.9% 3PT 40.8%
73.8% FT 82.9%
70.2 PIR 83.1

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
78.6 Points 79.8
35.3 Rebounds 35.3
10.2 O. Rebounds 10.3
25.2 D. Rebounds 25.0
16.7 Assists 14.1
6.1 Steals 6.2
2.7 Blocks 2.3
53.0% 2PT 51.8%
39.2% 3PT 35.1%
71.9% FT 81.0%
90.0 PIR 87.3
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LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne vs. AX Armani Exchange Milan

· Milan and ASVEL have not played each other in more than 20 years, having last met in the Saporta Cup in 1998.

· ASVEL's David Lighty was a teammate of Milan's Vladimir Micov and Andrea Cinciarini at Cantu for part of the 2011-12 season. Lighty and Cinciarini made their respective EuroLeague debuts that season.

· ASVEL's Edwin Jackson was a teammate of Milan's Nemanja Nedovic at Unicaja Malaga during the 2015-16 season.

· Jackson was a teammate of Milan's Nemanja Nedovic at Unicaja Malaga during the 2015-16 season.

· ASVEL's Jordan Tylor and Milan's Riccardo Moraschini played together at Virtus Rome during the 2014-15 season.

· ASVEL forward Jean-Charles Livio was a teammate of Nemanja Nedovic and Jeff Brook at Unicaja Malaga for the last part of 2017-18 season.

· ASVEL guard Antoine Diot matched his career-high in steals with 4 playing for Strasbourg against Milan in December 2013.

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LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Roster
ASVEL has 14 registered players and all of them have made at least 1 appearance this season. Twelve players have started a game, but no player has started every game.

Streaks
Antoine Diot has made at least 1 three-pointer in six of his last seven appearances.
Theo Maledon has made at least 1 three-pointer in five straight games.
David Lighty has made at least 1 three-pointer in five of his last six games.
Ismael Bako has made 10 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Tonye Jekiri ranks second this season with 8.9 rebounds per game. Jekiri ranks second in offensive rebounds with 3.0 per game.

Records/Milestones
Tonye Jekiri's 19 rebounds in Round 8 against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade were the most in the league since Donatas Motiejunas had 21 for Asseco Prokom Gdynia in December 2011.

AX Armani Exchange Milan

Roster
Milan is carrying 15 players on its active roster, so at least three players must sit out every game.
Coach Messina has used 10 different players in his starting lineups this season. No player has started every game.
Arturas Gudaitis sat out the last four games with an injury.
Vladimir Micov missed Round 12.
Nemanja Nedovic suffered a leg injury in the first half of Round 12 and is expected to miss two weeks.

Streaks
Arturas Gudaitis has blocked at least 1 shot in 10 of his last 11 appearances.
Sergio Rodriguez has scored in double figures in 13 of his last 14 games
Rodriguez has made at least one three-point shot in 18 of his last 19 games; he has made multiple threes in 11 straight games.
Rodriguez has made 11 consecutive free throws. 
Vladimir Micov has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 games.
Micov has scored in double figures in six straight games.
Michael Roll has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight games.
Nemanja Nedovic has made at least 1 three-point shot in five straight games.
Nedovic has made 13 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Sergio Rodriguez is tied for sixth this season with 5.5 assists per game.

Records/Milestones
Vladimir Micov has made exactly 200 EuroLeague appearances.
Sergio Rodriguez is in fourth place all-time with 1,159 assists; Barcelona's Thomas Heurtel is third with 1,173.
Rodriguez ranks seventh all-time with 405 three-pointers made. Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid and Gianluca Basil are tied for fifth with 421.
Rodriguez is in 11th place all-time with 2,606 career points. Ante Tomic of FC Barcelona is in 10th place with 2,702 and counting.
Luis Scola ranks seventh all-time with 852 two-pointers made. CSKA center Kyle Hines is sixth with 902 and counting.
Scola needs 1 offensive rebound to reach 300 for his career.
Kaleb Tarczewski is fourth all-time in two-point accuracy at 67.3%.
Tarczewski ranks third all-time in true shooting percentage at 68.01%.
Arturas Gudaitis ranks seventh all-time in true shooting percentage at 64.75%.

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Head-to-head records

There are no previous games between these two teams.