2020-21Regular SeasonRound 26
February 25, 2021 CET: 20:00
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Records

11-14 Regular Season 16-8
11-14 Overall 16-8

Referees

Crew Chief
LAMONICA, LUIGI
Umpire 1
HORDOV, TOMISLAV
Umpire 2
KOLJENSIC, MILOS

The Take

Two teams looking to turn things around meet on Thursday when Olympiacos Piraeus hosts CSKA Moscow. The Reds (11-14) are currently on a five-game losing streak. Kostas Sloukas (12.0 ppg.) has been Olympiacos's top scorer until now, following by Shaquielle McKissic (10.7 ppg.) and Sasha Vezenkov (9.1 ppg.). CSKA (16-8) has lost four of its last five games, but returns to action with two new faces, Iffe Lundberg and Michael Eric, ready to help Mike James (20.8 ppg.), Will Clyburn (14.1 ppg.) and Darrun Hilliard (10.4 ppg.).

Marquee matchup

Two very different, very intense players are set to go against each other at small forward. McKissic is a force of nature as a physical player who thrives in transition due to his quickness and ability to attack the basket. He may need all that against Clyburn, who is set to play his first EuroLeague game in 2021. Clyburn is more versatile and should use his experience, deep shooting range and outstanding one-on-one skills in what may be the decisive matchup in this showdown.

Earlier this season

CSKA did not have much trouble beating Olympiacos 80-61 in the Russian capital on December 3. Olympiacos was hot early, opening a 9-17 lead, but CSKA stepped up defensively, erased the deficit by the end of the first quarter and controlled the game for good. Mike James led CSKA with 16 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds and 4 steals, while Tornike Shengelia scored 10 in a balanced CSKA offense. Hassan Martin and Georgios Printezis had 10 points apiece for Olympiacos.

Keys to victory: Olympiacos

Olympiacos scored 26 points in the opening 11 minutes of last week's game against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. It went on to score just 27 points in the remaining 29 minutes, so the Reds need to work on their focus and concentration. Stopping James should be one of the keys to the game and Olympiacos will look to Charles Jenkins and Giannoulis Larentzakis to do so. On offense, Sloukas and Vassilis Spanoulis lead Olympiacos's pick-and-roll offense, which will try to get Octavius Ellis and Livio Jean-Charles involved in the paint.

Keys to victory: CSKA

CSKA returns to the competition after three weeks away from EuroLeague action. It had time to adjust to its new lineup - Nikola Milutinov is out for the season, Clyburn returned, and two new players stepped in. CSKA, however, should carry on running its offense through James, the EuroLeague's top scorer. If Toko Shengelia remains sidelined, Johannes Voigtmann and Eric should see extended playing time around the baskets and Coach Dimitris Itoudis could opt for a smaller lineup with Clyburn at power forward.

Sunday, February 21, 2021
Euroleague.net
Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 NIKOLAIDIS, ALEXANDROS G 1.90 18
2 HARRISON, AARON G 1.98 26
4 CHARALAMPOPOULOS, VASILIS F 2.02 24
5 LARENTZAKIS, GIANNOULIS G 1.96 27
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 38
11 SLOUKAS, KOSTAS G 1.90 31
12 MARTIN, HASSAN C 2.01 25
14 VEZENKOV, SASHA F 2.06 25
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 36
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 30
17 JEAN-CHARLES, LIVIO F 2.05 27
22 JENKINS, CHARLES G 1.91 31
26 KOLOVEROS, IOSIF G 1.83 18
31 KOUFOS, KOSTA C 2.13 32
32 ELLIS, OCTAVIUS C 2.08 27
41 CHRISTIDIS, VASILEIOS F 2.00 22
77 MCKISSIC, SHAQUIELLE G 1.96 30
CSKA Moscow
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 LUNDBERG, IFFE G 1.93 26
3 BOLOMBOY, JOEL F 2.04 27
4 KHOMENKO, ALEXANDER G 1.92 22
5 JAMES, MIKE G 1.85 30
6 HILLIARD, DARRUN G 1.98 27
7 UKHOV, IVAN G 1.93 25
10 HACKETT, DANIEL G 1.96 33
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN F 2.02 31
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS G 1.91 31
17 VOIGTMANN, JOHANNES F 2.11 28
20 KOCHERGIN, DANIIL F 2.08 21
21 CLYBURN, WILL F 2.01 30
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE F 2.06 29
28 LOPATIN, ANDREI F 2.08 22
32 UMRIKHIN, YURY G 1.88 21
33 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 26
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA F 2.02 34
50 ERIC, MICHAEL C 2.10 32

Player Stats

Sloukas, K. / 12.0 McKissic, S. / 10.7 Vezenkov, A. / 9.1
James, M. / 20.8 Clyburn, W. / 14.1 Shengelia, T. / 10.8
Vezenkov, A. / 4.8 Martin, H. / 4.6
Sloukas, K. / 6.0
James, M. / 5.8
McKissic, S. / 1.3
James, M. / 1.1
Bolomboy, J. / 0.6
2PT
Ellis, O. / 73.2% Martin, H. / 72.0% Printezis, G. / 60.6%
Milutinov, N. / 67.0% Bolomboy, J. / 61.1% Kurbanov, N. / 58.1%
3PT
Jenkins, C. / 50.0% Printezis, G. / 43.9% Sloukas, K. / 43.0%
Voigtmann, J. / 45.3% Hackett, D. / 45.0% Kurbanov, N. / 40.5%
FT
Sloukas, K. / 91.0% Vezenkov, A. / 86.4% Ellis, O. / 81.3%
Hilliard, D. / 86.8% Hackett, D. / 86.4% James, M. / 81.0%
PIR
Sloukas, K. / 13.7 Vezenkov, A. / 12.2 Martin, H. / 10.9
James, M. / 21.1 Milutinov, N. / 17.9 Clyburn, W. / 13.1

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 84.0
31.1 Rebounds 37.1
9.4 O. Rebounds 13.4
21.7 D. Rebounds 23.7
16.8 Assists 15.6
6.8 Steals 5.8
3.0 Blocks 2.2
55.3% 2PT 50.8%
36.3% 3PT 37.6%
77.4% FT 77.6%
83.8 PIR 92.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
81.0 Points 79.6
32.4 Rebounds 32.4
9.9 O. Rebounds 10.1
22.5 D. Rebounds 22.3
18.1 Assists 17.1
7.4 Steals 6.1
2.6 Blocks 2.6
55.6% 2PT 51.1%
37.8% 3PT 37.3%
77.4% FT 82.4%
90.4 PIR 83.1

Head Coaches

BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Olympiacos Piraeus
"Each EuroLeague game is hard, the name, the talent and the quality of our opponent is proof enough. Of couse, it’s also very important the shape each team you meet is in, just like the shape we are in is equally important. We are coming from a losing streak, however, CSKA is also coming from losing games that can of course be explained. They have had injuries. Milutinov is out, Shengelia has missed games, James, they had to sign players... We are in the same situation also, Papanikolaou hasn’t been playing for quite some time now, Harrison hasn’t played, Vezenkov did not play in the previous games and we are now trying to get back together. We have signed a player, since Martin will be out until the end of the season. So, without Martin and Papanikolaou, we are missing our two most hustle players. That is the players that play with the greatest intensity and energy and it will take for all our players to make an additional step to that direction."
ITOUDIS, DIMITRIS
CSKA Moscow
"Olympiacos got additions recently, they also have players coming back from injuries. This is a team that fights on both ends, they play high-tempo game. A lot of things are coming off the hands of Sloukas and Spanoulis, their main creators, Harrison and McKissic also have situations with the ball in their hands. They also have combinations with Printezis and Vezenkov who spread the floor. Overall, this team has everything and we know it's always tough to play against them on the road. It is a kind of new beginning for us, we also have newcomers and players coming back after injuries. We played a real game long-long time ago. The good thing that we have most of players back and we are working on the highest level."

Players

VEZENKOV, SASHA
Olympiacos Piraeus
"First of all, we can’t be talking about a good time, since we have been in a very tough position during this last month. We need to be focusing on our performance, play focused, give 100 percent, stop repeating the same mistakes we have been making in the past few games. Certainly, the game tempo, the rebounds, the energy is going to play a role and we need to match up with CSKA energy. I also believe that one-on-one defense, as well as team defense are going to be key. We need to contain CSKA’s assets and play a good game in offense."
SHENGELIA, TORNIKE
CSKA Moscow
"It's a tough team to play against. We know that they play physical, they fight all the time no matter the score, they gonna play for 40 minutes. So we are expecting a big fight. I fell a lot better and ready to go for tomorrow."

Olympiacos Piraeus vs. CSKA Moscow

· CSKA leads 20-10 in head-to-head games this century, including an 80-61 win in Round 12 with Mike James collecting 16 points, 7 assists and 7 rebounds. Olympiacos has a four-game winning streak in Final Four games between these teams.

· Olympiacos swept CSKA last season, including a 79-84 win in Moscow, which was the Reds' first road win over CSKA in Moscow since April 2008.

· Last season in Piraeus, the Reds beat CSKA 72-59 by pulling down 19 offensive rebounds and forcing 20 turnovers. Kostas Papanikolaou recorded 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocks in that game.

· CSKA and Olympiacos battled for the EuroLeague crown in the 2012 championship game in Istanbul. In one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, Olympiacos rallied from a 19-point deficit in the final 13 minutes to beat CSKA 62-61 on a game-winning shot by Georgios Printezis with 0.7 seconds left. Kostas Papanikolaou had a team-high 18 points in the game.

· Olympiacos and CSKA met in the semifinals at the 2013 Final Four in London. The Reds rolled past CSKA Moscow 52-69. Kyle Hines and Pero Antic paced Olympiacos with 13 points apiece.

· CSKA and Olympiacos squared off in the 2015 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Semifinals in Madrid. CSKA led 61-52 with less than four minutes left, but Vassilis Spanoulis scored 11 of his 13 points in crunch time to carry Olympiacos to a 68-70 victory. Spanoulis missed his first 11 shots of the game and had a performance index rating of minus-4 entering the fourth quarter.

· Olympiacos mounted a famous comeback to take the 2017 semifinal against CSKA recovering from 13 points down to triumph 82-78 behind 14 points apiece from Vassilis Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis and Kostas Papanikolaou.

· CSKA's single-game record for steals by one player is 7, which Aaron Jackson set against Olympiacos Piraeus on May 15, 2015.

· Nikola Milutinov joined CSKA this summer after spending the last five seasons with Olympiacos. He played a total of 135 EuroLeague games with the Reds and helped the team reach the championship game in 2017. He played under Coach Georgios Bartzokas and was a teammate of many current Olympiacos players.

· CSKA guard Janis Strelnieks spent two seasons with Olympiacos, from 2017 to 2019. He was a teammate of Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis, Vassilis Spanoulis and Sasha Vezenkov.

· CSKA guard Daniel Hackett played with Olympiacos for two seasons, from 2015 to 2017. He was a teammate of Kostas Papanikolaou, Georgios Printezis and Vassilis Spanoulis.

· Olympiacos's new center Kosta Koufos made his EuroLeague debut with CSKA last season.

· CSKA big man Tornike Shengelia earned weekly MVP honors last season while playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz at home against Olympiacos. In an 82-66 win, Shengelia collected 25 points and 9 rebounds for a PIR of 28.

· Last season playing for Baskonia in Piraeus, Shengelia tied his career-high with 7 assists against Olympiacos.

· Olympiacos forward Kostas Papanikolaou tied his career-high with 5 steals and 3 blocks last season against CSKA.

· CSKA forward Will Clyburn set his career-high with 4 steals against Olympiacos in November 2018.

· CSKA guard Mike James recorded a career-high 5 steals playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Olympiacos in March 2015.

· Olympiacos guard Charles Jenkins set his career-high with a performance index rating of 24 and had a career-best 6 steals playing for Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade against CSKA in December 2016.

· Olympiacos forward Vasilis Charalampopoulos set his career-highs in PIR (18) and points (14) playing for Panathinaikos Athens against CSKA in April 2015.

Monday, February 22, 2021
Euroleague.net

Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster
Thirteen different players have started games for Olympiacos so far this season. Kostas Sloukas is the only one to start every game.
Kostas Papanikolaou has missed Olympiacos's last 10 games.
Aaron Harrison did not play in Round 25.
Kosta Koufos signed with Olympiacos last week and is eligible to play.
Hassan Martin is sidelined with a knew injury.

Streaks
Kostas Papanikolaou has made at least 1 three-point shot in 10 of his last 11 games.
Kostas Sloukas has made at least 1 three-point shot in 16 of his last 17 games.
Sloukas has dished at least 5 assists in 15 consecutive games.
Sasha Vezenkov has made at least 1 triple in 10 of his last 11 games.

Rankings
Kostas Sloukas ranks fifth this season with 6.0 assists per game.
Charles Jenkins is tied for fifth this season in three-point accuracy at 50.0%.
Octavius Ellis ranks fourth this season in two-point accuracy at 73.2%, and Hassan Martin is
fifth at 72.0%.

Records/Milestones
Vassilis Spanoulis is the EuroLeague's all-time leading scorer with 4,407 points.
Spanoulis is the EuroLeague's career leader in assists with 1,575.
Spanoulis is the career leader with 4,132 performance index rating points.
Spanoulis is the EuroLeague all-time leader with 1,121 free throws made.
Spanoulis ranks second all-time with 512 three-pointers made. Juan Carlos Navarro retired as the all-time leader with 623.
Spanoulis ranks sixth all-time with 269 steals. Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid is fifth with 294 and counting.
Spanoulis ranks second all-time with 253 games started.
Georgios Printezis ranks sixth all-time with 1,379 career rebounds. His former teammate Kyle Hines is seventh with 1,391.
Printezis ranks fifth all-time with 1,008 defensive rebounds. Ante Tomic is fourth with 1,025.
Printezis ranks 13th all-time with 371 offensive rebounds; Mirsad Turkcan is 12th with 385.
Printezis ranks eighth all-time with 3,616 performance index rating points.
Printezis ranks second all-time with 1,134 two-pointers made. Ante Tomic is the all-time leader with 1,137.
Kostas Sloukas is eighth all-time with 1,074 assists. Milos Teodosic is seventh with 1,126.
Sloukas needs 12 three-pointers to reach 300 for his career.
Octavius Ellis is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 74.3%.
Kostas Papanikolaou is 6 blocks away from 100 for his EuroLeague career.
Papanikolaou needs 2 more baskets to reach 600 field goals for his career.

CSKA Moscow 

Roster
Twelve different players have appeared in CSKA's starting lineups so far this season. Only Nikita Kurbanov has started every game.
Will Clyburn has not played since Round 16 due to an ankle injury, but has returned to action in domestic competition since then.
Nikola Milutinov could miss the rest of the season with a shoulder surgery.
Tornike Shengelia has not played in Round 24 and is expected to miss several games with a knee injury.

Streaks
Mike James has made at least 1 three-point shot in 16 straight and 41 of his last 42 games.
James has scored in double figures in 16 straight and 46 of his last 47 games.
James has posted a PIR of at least 19 in 13 of his last 14 games.
Will Clyburn has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.
Nikola Milutinov has posted a PIR in double figures in 14 of his last 15 games.
Milutinov has scored in double figures in 10 of his last 11 games.
Toko Shengelia has posted a PIR in double figures in nine straight games.

Rankings
Mike James leads the EuroLeague in scoring this season with 20.8 points per game.
James is the league leader this season in average PIR with 21.1 per game, and Nikola Milutinov ranks fifth with 17.9 per game.
Milutinov leads the league this season with 8.6 rebounds and 4.4 offensive rebounds per game.
James ranks sixth this season with 5.8 assists per game.
James ranks second this season with 2.8 three-point shots made per game.

Records/Milestones
In Round 17, Nikola Milutinov smashed the EuroLeague single-game record with 16 offensive rebounds.
Milutinov is tied with Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul center Jan Vesely in sixth place all-time with 464 offensive rebounds. Othello Hunter of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv is fifth with 469 and counting.
Mike James is in 15th place all-time with 2,610 points. Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid is in 15th place with 2,614.
Michael Eric needs 20 points to reach 500 for his career. 
Semen Antonov needs 21 points to reach 500 for his career. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
10 - 20
Olympiacos Piraeus CSKA Moscow
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. CSKA Moscow: 4-8
Away record vs. CSKA Moscow: 2-12
CSKA Moscow
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 12-2
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 8-4

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 03 December 2020 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 80 - 61 Olympiacos Piraeus
2019-20 06 February 2020 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 72 - 59 CSKA Moscow
2019-20 30 October 2019 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 79 - 84 Olympiacos Piraeus
2018-19 01 March 2019 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 81 - 97 CSKA Moscow
2018-19 01 November 2018 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 69 - 65 Olympiacos Piraeus
2017-18 21 March 2018 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 89 - 81 Olympiacos Piraeus
2017-18 20 December 2017 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 88 - 86 CSKA Moscow
2016-17 19 May 2017 Final Four CSKA Moscow 78 - 82 Olympiacos Piraeus
2016-17 07 April 2017 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 90 - 86 Olympiacos Piraeus
2016-17 03 November 2016 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 75 - 81 CSKA Moscow
2015-16 08 April 2016 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 96 - 99 CSKA Moscow
2015-16 12 February 2016 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 92 - 85 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 15 May 2015 Final Four CSKA Moscow 68 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 03 April 2015 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 76 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 05 February 2015 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 84 - 76 CSKA Moscow
2012-13 10 May 2013 Final Four CSKA Moscow 52 - 69 Olympiacos Piraeus
2011-12 13 May 2012 Final Four CSKA Moscow 61 - 62 Olympiacos Piraeus
2011-12 22 February 2012 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 96 - 64 Olympiacos Piraeus
2011-12 18 January 2012 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 78 - 86 CSKA Moscow
2007-08 09 April 2008 Playoffs CSKA Moscow 81 - 56 Olympiacos
2007-08 03 April 2008 Playoffs Olympiacos 73 - 83 CSKA Moscow
2007-08 01 April 2008 Playoffs CSKA Moscow 74 - 76 Olympiacos
2007-08 10 January 2008 Regular Season Olympiacos 71 - 67 CSKA Moscow
2007-08 14 November 2007 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 88 - 79 Olympiacos
2006-07 14 March 2007 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 83 - 79 Olympiacos
2006-07 01 March 2007 Top 16 Olympiacos 64 - 85 CSKA Moscow
2003-04 24 March 2004 Top 16 Olympiacos 69 - 93 CSKA Moscow
2003-04 03 March 2004 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 80 - 66 Olympiacos
2002-03 09 January 2003 Regular Season Olympiacos 77 - 79 CSKA Moscow
2002-03 23 October 2002 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 74 - 67 Olympiacos