2018-19Regular SeasonRound 27
March 20, 2019 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 WIZINK CENTER
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Records

20-6 Regular Season 14-12
20-6 Overall 14-12

Referees

Crew Chief
PUKL,SASA
Umpire 1
KOROMILAS, ELIAS
Umpire 2
MANTYLA, PETRI

The Take

It will be a historic night between two historic teams in basketball on Wednesday when big man Felipe Reyes becomes the player with the most games ever played in the EuroLeague when he hits 342, overcoming another legendary player from Spain - Juan Carlos Navarro. Los Blancos have already clinched home-court advantage for the playoffs, but Milan is in the middle of the playoff race, currently sitting in seventh place. Milan has won six of its last seven games, but this game against arguably the hottest team in the league right now comes in an untimely fashion. Maybe the visitors will be able to capitalize on the celebratory atmosphere in Madrid.

Earlier this season

This will be the 14th time that these two teams meet in the EuroLeague since 2000. So far, Madrid has dominated the series 12-1, including an 85-91 road win in Round 2 this season. That night, Anthony Randolph led the winners with a season-high 25 points plus 11 rebounds. Facundo Campazzo added 21 points and 7 assists. For Milan, Mike James and Vladimir Micov combined for 41 points. Milan dominated 28-13 at the end of the first quarter, but a big push, especially in the third quarter, gave the visitors the win.

Marquee matchup

Sergio Llull and Mike James will be the protagonists of an electric duel. Llull has averaged 10.7 points and 4.1 assists as a starter for Real Madrid in 22 appearances this season and remains the heart and soul of his team. James has met all expectations in Milan with his 20.0 points, 6.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 26 appearances, all of them as a starter. Both teams rely on these players in the backcourt, so keep an eye on them for a most-interesting matchup.

Keys to victory: Real Madrid

This will be a duel between two high-scoring teams, so defense could play an important part in the outcome. The hosts will have to watch out for the 6.6 steals per game that Milan averages, but Milan also has the second-weakest defense in the league, so Madrid could have a go at playing its style if that trend stays. The home-court advantage in the playoffs is already accomplished, but do not expect the hosts to slow down anytime soon, not even on a celebratory night for team captain Felipe Reyes.

Keys to victory: AX Milan

Milan is in a crucial moment of the season. The team is currently in the playoff zone, but money time is closing in and the race for the last spots is more ferocious than ever. The visitors will have to increase their effort in defense or else Madrid could be invited to the kind of game it likes, especially at home. On defense, Milan must try to stop Madrid's league-best 20.3 assists per game. However, Los Blancos also lead the league in rebounds (36.4 rpg.) and total PIR (106.0) so the visitors will have to play one of their best games yet this season to go back home from Spain with their second win this century against Madrid.

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Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN F 1.95 31
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY F 2.11 29
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 33
7 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO G 1.80 27
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.03 39
14 AYON, GUSTAVO C 2.08 33
16 YUSTA, SANTI F 2.00 21
19 PANTZAR, MELWIN G 1.90 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 35
22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.21 26
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.92 31
24 DECK, GABRIEL F 1.99 24
25 PREPELIC, KLEMEN G 1.91 26
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.13 28
33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 28
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 29
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
# Player Pos. H. Age
00 DELLA VALLE, AMEDEO G 1.93 25
2 JAMES, MIKE G 1.85 28
5 MICOV, VLADIMIR F 2.01 33
7 GUDAITIS, ARTURAS C 2.08 25
13 FONTECCHIO, SIMONE G 2.03 23
14 GRAVAGHI, FRANCESCO G 1.95 16
15 TARCZEWSKI, KALEB C 2.13 26
16 NEDOVIC, NEMANJA G 1.91 27
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05 29
20 CINCIARINI, ANDREA G 1.93 32
21 NUNNALLY, JAMES F 2.01 28
23 BURNS, CHRISTIAN F 2.03 33
32 BROOKS, JEFF F 2.03 29
55 JERRELLS, CURTIS G 1.85 32
92 OMIC, ALEN C 2.16 26

Player Stats

Randolph, A. / 13.6 Llull, S. / 10.7 Carroll, J. / 9.9
James, M. / 20.0 Micov, V. / 14.2 Gudaitis, A. / 12.5
Ayon, G. / 6.0 Tavares, W. / 5.6 Randolph, A. / 4.7
Campazzo, F. / 4.5 Llull, S. / 4.1 Ayon, G. / 3.4
James, M. / 6.8
Campazzo, F. / 1.5
James, M. / 1.4 Micov, V. / 1.1
Tavares, W. / 1.7 Ayon, G. / 0.9
2PT
Tavares, W. / 74.5 % Ayon, G. / 69.6 % Deck, G. / 67.8 %
Tarczewski, K. / 70.4 % Gudaitis, A. / 63.9 % Brooks, J. / 55.7 %
3PT
Causeur, F. / 46.2 % Randolph, A. / 45.9 % Fernandez, R. / 44.7 %
Bertans, D. / 53.6 % Kuzminskas, M. / 46.4 % Brooks, J. / 40.0 %
FT
Llull, S. / 97.6 % Carroll, J. / 96.8 % Campazzo, F. / 88.1 %
Kuzminskas, M. / 84.1 % James, M. / 82.6 % Gudaitis, A. / 80.5 %
PIR
Randolph, A. / 15.8 Ayon, G. / 15.6 Tavares, W. / 12.0
James, M. / 21.4 Gudaitis, A. / 18.7 Micov, V. / 13.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
86.5 Points 87.0
36.3 Rebounds 34.2
9.7 O. Rebounds 10.9
26.6 D. Rebounds 23.3
20.3 Assists 16.3
6.0 Steals 6.6
3.2 Blocks 2.3
57.3 % 2PT 52.7 %
39.4 % 3PT 38.9 %
78.2 % FT 79.4 %
106.0 PIR 96.0

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.0 Points 85.5
32.8 Rebounds 34.9
10.4 O. Rebounds 11.2
22.4 D. Rebounds 23.7
15.2 Assists 18.3
6.2 Steals 5.5
2.1 Blocks 2.2
49.7 % 2PT 54.8 %
34.8 % 3PT 38.3 %
76.9 % FT 74.5 %
75.2 PIR 94.0

Head Coaches

LASO, PABLO
Real Madrid
"Everyone on the team is fine, it has been a while since we could all practice together. We are aware that we are in a difficult moment of the season. Regarding the standings, our situation is good, if we win this game we could secure third place, which is good for us. Milan got the best Tarczewski back as he's playing great at center and with the arrival of Omic and Nunnally, the team looks different while Burns is also playing some more. This is a different rival than that of the first leg, but they still have aspects of the game that are hard to counter. Milan has great one-on-one players like Nedovic, James and Micov, plus open bigs like Kuzminskas and Brooks. I am not surprised by their position fighting for the playoffs, as they have good players on all positions."
PIANIGIANI, SIMONE
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
"We play against the most complete team in the EuroLeague. They can do many different things, they are great at executing the pick and roll, they have the shooters to use the exits as well as anybody in the EuroLeague, they have great big men who can change their outlook anytime. We cannot play a physical game against them, so we'll try to play the way we are capable of play, we will use our brand of basketball. The key is to keep our composure when they'll be on fire. On their home court it happens every single time. Our goal is to stay close and, entering the home stretch, we'll see if something can happen. For us, it's a big privilege to be in the playoff hunt so late in the season, the schedule is terrible, but we'll leave everything on the floor starting in Madrid."

Players

REYES, FELIPE
Real Madrid
"This will be a hard EuroLeague week with two games against powerful teams. We get here in a good moment, playing at high level and winning in difficult arenas. This game will be different because we play against a Milan team thta is very demanding, so we cannot relax. We will have to play a complete team if we want to win tomorrow. We do not think about being already in the playoffs, but about winning more games so we can get to the playoffs in shape."
TARCZEWSKI, KALEB
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
"We'll face the best of the best, the defending champions, on their home court, and we have a history of coming up always a little short against them. We'll try everything, we'll leave everything on the floor and see what happens."

Real Madrid vs AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

· Madrid has a nearly unblemished record against Milan, winning 12 of their last 13 meetings, including the last 10 in a row. Madrid is also perfect 6-0 against Milan on its home floor this century.

· In Round 2, Madrid rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat Milan 85-91. Anthony Randolph paced the winners with 25 points and 11 rebounds; his PIR of 33 earned him co-MVP of the Round honors.

· In 1964, Real Madrid and Simmenthal Milano faced each other in the two-game semifinals. Madrid bounced back from a 5-point loss in Game 1 to beat Milan 101-78 at Fronton Fiesta Alegre in the Spanish capital. Emiliano Rodriguez scored 31 points for Madrid and Clifford Luyk added 28. Madrid went on to win its first continental title.

· In the 1967 European Cup final played in Madrid - under a Final Four format for just the second time, and for the last until the format became the standard in 1988, Real Madrid downed Simmenthal Milan 91-83 behind 29 points from Emiliano Rodriguez.

· Madrid and Milan met in the 1984 Cup Winners' Cup title game played in Ostend, Belgium. It came down to the final seconds, in which Brian Jackson drew a foul and sank both free throws to lift Madrid past Simac Milan 82-81. Jackson was the top scorer with 27 points.

· Milan's Mike James and Madrid's Fabien Causeur were teammates at Baskonia for a season and a half, from 2014 to 2016. They helped the team reach the 2016 EuroLeague Final Four together.

· Milan center Alen Omic and Madrid swingman Klemen Prepelic were teammates at Union Olimpija Ljubljana in the 2012-13 and 2014-15 seasons. They have also been teammates on the Slovenian national team.

· Omic had a career-best index rating of 30 playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against Real Madrid in March of last season. He scored a career-high 25 points on 11-of-13 two-point shooting and pulled down 10 rebounds for the second double-double of his EuroLeague career.

· Anthony Randolph pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds in Madrid’s 90-101 win in Milan in October 2016.

· Curtis Jerrells posted his career highs in index rating (31) and total rebounds (8) playing for UNICS Kazan against Madrid in November of 2014.

· Ognjen Kuzmic had a career-high 3 blocks against Milan while playing for Crvena Zvezda in March 2017.

· Milan guard Mike James posted 27 points, shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range, playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Madrid in April 2016. No player has hit as many three-pointers without a miss since then.

· Milan guard Nemanja Nedovic matched his career-high with 3 steals against Madrid in Round 2 this season.

· Milan center Arturas Gudaitis posted career-highs of 20 points and 4 blocks against Madrid in October of last season.

· Facundo Campazzo posted his career high in index rating with 32 when these teams met in Round 2.

· Trey Thompkins matched his career-high with 15 total rebounds, all defensive, playing for Nizhny Novgorod against Milan in January 2015.

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Real Madrid

Roster
There have been 11 different players starting at least one game for Madrid this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Sergio Llull has made 33 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Llull has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 10 EuroLeague appearances.
Jaycee Carroll has made at least 1 three-pointer in four straight and seven of his last eight EuroLeague appearances.
Trey Thompkins has made 10 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Anthony Randolph has made at least 1 three-pointer in 15 straight EuroLeague appearances.
Randolph has scored at least 10 points and posted a performance index rating in double figures in 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Facundo Campazzo is fourth in the league this season with 1.5 steals per game.
Walter Tavares leads the league in blocked shots this season with 1.7 per game.
Tavares is second in the EuroLeague in two-point accuracy at 74.49%.
Sergio Llull leads the EuroLeague in free throw accuracy this season with 97.56% and Jaycee Carroll is second with 96.77%.
Records/Milestones
Felipe Reyes is the EuroLeague career rebounding king with 1,776 boards.
Reyes is ranked third all-time in scoring with 2,986 points.
Reyes is in second place on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 956 two-point shots made. Ante Tomic of FC Barcelona Lassa sits in first with 1,026 and counting.
Sergio Llull is in seventh place all-time with 2,803 points. Milos Teodosic is sixth with 2,807.
Llull is in sixth place on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 1,010 assists. Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow is fifth with 1,059 and counting.
Llull has moved into fourth all-time with 422 three-pointers made. Vassilis Spanoulis is third with 450 and counting.
Rudy Fernandez is in fifth place all-time in steals with 256. Fernandez needs 5 more to catch Gianluca Basile for fourth place.
Fernandez is sixth all-time with 384 three-pointers made. Gianluca Basile is fifth with 421.
Walter Tavares is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 71.15%.
Jaycee Carroll is fifth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.84%.
Carroll is 11th all-time with 349 three-point shots made. His former teammate Sergio Rodriguez of CSKA Moscow is 10th with 360 and counting.

AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Roster
Mike James and Vladimir Micov have started in every EuroLeague game for Milan this season.
Streaks
Mike James has scored in double figures in each of his last 33 EuroLeague games and had a performance index rating in double figures in 26 of his last 27 games.
James has delivered at least 5 assists in 26 of his last 27 appearances dating back to last season's playoffs.
James has collected at least 1 steal in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague games.
James Nunnally has scored in double figures in five of his last six EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Mike James leads the league in scoring with 20.0 points per game and also leads the EuroLeague in average PIR with 21.4 per game
James is second in assists this season with 6.8 per game and fifth in steals with 1.4 per game.
Arturas Gudaitis is fourth in the league this season in average PIR at 18.7 per game.
Gudaitis ranks fourth in the league in rebounding with 7.1 per game and second in offensive rebounding with 3.3 per game.
Gudaitis is fifth this season with 1.0 blocks per game.
Vladimir Micov ranks fifth in the league in scoring this season with 14.2 points per game.
Records/Milestones
James Nunnally leads all active players and is fourth on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 49.1% career three-point accuracy.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
12 - 1
Real Madrid AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Real Madrid
Home record vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan: 6-0
Away record vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan: 6-1
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 1-6
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 0-6

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 17 October 2018 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 85 - 91 Real Madrid
2017-18 13 March 2018 Regular Season AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 77 - 88 Real Madrid
2017-18 24 October 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 100 - 90 AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan
2016-17 27 January 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 94 - 89 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2016-17 27 October 2016 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 90 - 101 Real Madrid
2013-14 05 December 2013 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 71 - 78 Real Madrid
2013-14 01 November 2013 Regular Season Real Madrid 93 - 74 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
2011-12 01 December 2011 Regular Season EA7 Emporio Armani 65 - 72 Real Madrid
2011-12 27 October 2011 Regular Season Real Madrid 85 - 78 EA7 Emporio Armani
2009-10 13 January 2010 Regular Season Armani Jeans Milano 66 - 75 Real Madrid
2009-10 26 November 2009 Regular Season Real Madrid 82 - 69 Armani Jeans Milano
2008-09 08 January 2009 Regular Season AJ Milano 70 - 61 Real Madrid
2008-09 13 November 2008 Regular Season Real Madrid 70 - 69 AJ Milano