2020-21Regular SeasonRound 27
March 03, 2021 CET: 19:00
Local time: 19:00 BUESA ARENA
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Records

13-13 Regular Season 11-15
13-13 Overall 11-15

Referees

Crew Chief
JAVOR, DAMIR
Umpire 1
PETEK, SASO
Umpire 2
TRAWICKI, TOMASZ

The Take

In a showdown between two teams on the outside of the playoff zone, TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz hosts Olympiacos Piraeus on Wednesday. Baskonia (13-13) has been on a roll recently with four straight wins. Olympiacos (11-15) has slumped with six consecutive defeats. Though the Reds have a winning record on the road this season (7-6), Baskonia is 8-5 on its home court. 

 Last time they met

 Baskonia recorded a valuable road win by downing Olympiacos 76-90 in Round 11 in November. Zoran Dragic led the winners with 18 points and Pierria Henry added 17 points and 11 assists for Baskonia, which led 31-47 at halftime and never looked back. Georgios Printezis and Kostas Sloukas paced Olympiacos with 15 points apiece. 

 Marquee matchup

 Rokas Giedraitis (11.5 ppg.) has found his shooting tough recently and is averaging 13.7 points on 50% from downtown (7 for 14) in his last three games. He will face a tough matchup in this game against Shaquielle McKissic (11.2 ppg.), who has been worth 17.3 points in Olympiacos's last four games, during which he's made at least 3 threes three times. Their showdown on the wings will be important to this game's outcome. 

 Keys to victory: Baskonia 

 It is always tougher to win on the road when getting outrebounded and that's good for Baskonia, which has been a superior rebounding team this season. To date, Baskonia has outrebounded its opponents by 3.5 per game on average, while Olympiacos has been outrebounded by 1.2. What's more, Baskonia is third in the league in offensive boards at 10.9 per game. With Hassan Martin sidelined for the Reds, Baskonia will look to Achile Polonara, Tonye Jekiri and Moustapha Fall to control the glass in what could be the key to victory. 

 Keys to victory: Olympiacos 

 Turnovers have been an issue for both teams this season; they each average 14.3 per game, which is tied for fourth-most in the league. Baskonia has made up for its turnovers by leading the league in steals (8.0 spg.) and ranking second in assists (19.9 apg.). Olympiacos will not only need to cut down on its turnovers in this game, but increased defensive pressure on the Baskonia backcourt could also make a big difference. 

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TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 RAIESTE, SANDER F 2.04 21
3 VILDOZA, LUCA G 1.91 25
4 QUEREJETA, JOSEBA G 1.90 18
5 JEKIRI, TONYE C 2.12 26
6 SAVKOV, PAVEL F 2.02 18
7 HENRY, PIERRIA G 1.93 28
8 SEDEKERSKIS, TADAS F 2.00 23
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.11 25
19 FALL, YOUSSOUPHA C 2.21 26
21 SIGISMONTI, LUCAS F 2.01 17
25 PETERS, ALEC C 2.06 25
29 SOW, PAPE F 2.03 17
30 DRAGIC, ZORAN F 1.96 31
31 GIEDRAITIS, ROKAS F 2.00 28
33 POLONARA, ACHILLE C 2.02 29
47 KURUCS, ARTURS G 1.90 21
55 HANZLIK, ONDREJ F 2.00 19
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 32
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

Player Stats

Peters, A. / 12.1 Giedraitis, R. / 11.5 Polonara, A. / 11.3
Sloukas, K. / 11.8 McKissic, S. / 11.2 Vezenkov, A. / 9.3
Polonara, A. / 6.3 Jekiri, T. / 4.8
Vezenkov, A. / 4.9 Martin, H. / 4.6
Henry, P. / 7.2 Vildoza, L. / 3.6
Sloukas, K. / 5.9
Henry, P. / 1.8 Vildoza, L. / 1.5 Polonara, A. / 1.1
McKissic, S. / 1.4
Polonara, A. / 1.2 Fall, Y. / 0.8
2PT
Fall, Y. / 64.5% Peters, A. / 59.8% Sedekerskis, T. / 57.9%
Ellis, O. / 72.0% Martin, H. / 72.0% Printezis, G. / 61.8%
3PT
Peters, A. / 45.4% Polonara, A. / 45.1% Vildoza, L. / 39.5%
Jenkins, C. / 46.9% Printezis, G. / 43.2% Sloukas, K. / 42.2%
FT
Peters, A. / 88.1% Henry, P. / 82.1% Giedraitis, R. / 81.1%
Sloukas, K. / 91.6% Vezenkov, A. / 87.2% Ellis, O. / 81.3%
PIR
Henry, P. / 16.2 Polonara, A. / 15.4 Peters, A. / 13.2
Sloukas, K. / 13.6 Vezenkov, A. / 12.4 Martin, H. / 10.9

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.0 Points 78.8
34.7 Rebounds 31.4
10.9 O. Rebounds 9.5
23.8 D. Rebounds 22.0
19.9 Assists 16.7
8.0 Steals 6.8
3.0 Blocks 3.0
53.4% 2PT 55.6%
38.8% 3PT 35.6%
75.3% FT 77.4%
95.7 PIR 83.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
77.2 Points 80.7
31.2 Rebounds 32.6
9.4 O. Rebounds 9.8
21.8 D. Rebounds 22.7
16.9 Assists 18.1
6.3 Steals 7.5
2.1 Blocks 2.5
51.5% 2PT 55.3%
39.5% 3PT 37.6%
80.3% FT 76.9%
79.2 PIR 90.1

Head Coaches

BARTZOKAS, GEORGIOS
Olympiacos Piraeus
"For sure we believe that we can win. There is no game that we are thinking we will not be competitive or that we will not fight to the end for the win. Of course, it is going to be a tough game. Baskonia is playing uptempo and also is the team that scores more in transition game. We must control the game through our offense. We must execute well, so we will not allow them to play in their tempo. Sometimes we have good reactions in the game. We play well on both sides and we execute our plan. But there are points in which we do the opposite. All season we are looking for consistency but unfortunately some key factors like absences, do not allow us to have that. Still, on a good day, we can beat any team."

Players

HARRISON, AARON
Olympiacos Piraeus
"We are aware of our position and know that we have taken a few losses in a row but we definitely still believe in ourselves. We have to play hard and figure out how we will win. We must play harder than they do. Baskonia is an athletic team, we are just as athletic. We play well, we play together and we are tough to beat as well. So, we have to go out there and play as hard as we can, as a team. We have everything: Skill wise, player wise... We won’t give up. We will keep playing and believing in each other. We all believe that we can make things happen."

TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

· These two teams have met 41 times this century, with Olympiacos holding a 24-17 advantage.

· Baskonia won 76-90 in Round 11 in Piraeus with Zoran Dragic scoring 18 points and Pierria Henry collecting 17 points, 11 assists and 6 rebounds.

· Last season in their game in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Baskonia center Youssoupha Fall posted career-highs in total rebounds (16), defensive rebounds (10) and offensive rebounds (6) in an 82-66 victory over Olympiacos.

· Baskonia and Olympiacos have met in the EuroLeague Playoffs twice - in 2001 and 2007. Baskonia won in a best-of-three series both times.

· Olympiacos set its club record with 36 two-point shots made against Baskonia in a 102-85 home win in March 2010.

· Olympiacos set its club record in three-pointers made with 16 against Baskonia in October 2016.

· The Olympiacos single-game record for steals is 7, which Arvydas Macijauskas set against Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz in October 2007.

· Olympiacos star Vassilis Spanoulis delivered a career-high and club-record 15 assists against Baskonia in Vitoria-Gasteiz in his team's 90-95 win there in October 2016.

· Spanoulis earned weekly MVP honors against Baskonia in the 2005-06 playoffs for Games 1 and 2 while playing for Panathinaikos Athens. Spanoulis averaged a performance index rating of 23 in those two games.

· Olympiacos forward Vasilis Charalampopoulos played under current Baskonia head coach Dusko Ivanovic at Panathinaikos Athens during the 2014-15 season.

· Olympiacos forward Kostas Papanikolaou scored a career-high 22 points and netted a career-best 6 triples, including one that sent the game into overtime, in rallying the Reds to a 91-87 overtime home win in January 2018.

· Olympiacos guard Charles Jenkins had a career-high 8 rebounds against Baskonia in November 2016.

· Olympiacos guard Kostas Sloukas matched his career-high with 11 assists playing for Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul against Baskonia twice in the 2018 EuroLeague Playoffs, in Games 1 and 3 of the series that Fenerbahce won 3-1.

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TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Roster
Coach Ivanovic has used 12 different players this season and each one has made at least 1 start. No player has started every game.

Rankings
Luca Vildoza has made at least 1 three-pointer in 23 of his last 24 games.
Pierria Henry has a double-digit PIR in 15 of his last 16 games.
Henry has recorded at least 1 steal in 17 of his last 18 games.
Alec Peters has made at least 1 three-pointer in 14 straight games.
Rokas Giedratitis has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 straight games.

Rankings
Achille Polonara ranks third this season with 6.3 rebounds per game.
Polonara ranks fifth this season with 1.2 blocks per game.
Pierria Henry is the league leader in steals this season with 1.8 per game; Luca Vildoza ranks third with 1.5 per game.
Henry ranks third this season with 7.2 assists per game.

Records/Milestones
Zoran Dragic needs 6 more steals to reach 100 for his career.

Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster
Four different players appeared in a game for Olympiacos so far this season and each has made at least one start. Kostas Sloukas is the only one to start every game.
Kostas Papanikolaou has missed Olympiacos's last 11 games.
Kosta Koufos is set to make his Olympiacos debut.
Hassan Martin is sidelined with a knee 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 5.9 assists per game.
Shaquielle McKissic ranks fourth in steals this season with 1.4 per game.
Octavius Ellis ranks fourth this season in two-point accuracy at 72.0%; Hassan Martin is fifth at 71.97%.

Records/Milestones
Vassilis Spanoulis is the EuroLeague's all-time leading scorer with 4,412 points.
Spanoulis is the EuroLeague's career leader in assists with 1,577.
Spanoulis is the career leader with 4,133 performance index rating points.
Spanoulis is the EuroLeague all-time leader with 1,121 free throws made.
Spanoulis ranks second all-time with 513 three-pointers made. Juan Carlos Navarro retired as the all-time leader with 623.
Spanoulis ranks sixth all-time with 271 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 1,383 career rebounds. His former teammate Kyle Hines is seventh with 1,401.
Printezis is tied with Ante Tomic for the all-time lead with 1,137 two-pointers made.
Printezis ranks fifth all-time with 1,011 defensive rebounds. Ante Tomic is fourth with 1,025.
Printezis ranks 13th all-time with 372 offensive rebounds; Mirsad Turkcan is 12th with 385.
Printezis ranks eighth all-time with 3,628 performance index rating points.
Kostas Sloukas is eighth all-time with 1,075 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 73.3%.
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.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
17 - 24
TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz Olympiacos Piraeus
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 13-7
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 4-17
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 17-4
Away record vs. TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 7-13

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 26 November 2020 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 76 - 90 TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
2019-20 30 January 2020 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 80 - 70 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
2019-20 25 October 2019 Regular Season KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 82 - 66 Olympiacos Piraeus
2018-19 08 January 2019 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 91 - 87 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
2018-19 17 October 2018 Regular Season KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz 80 - 85 Olympiacos Piraeus
2017-18 12 January 2018 Regular Season KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 86 - 54 Olympiacos Piraeus
2017-18 12 October 2017 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 75 - 64 KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2016-17 20 January 2017 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 92 - 62 Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz
2016-17 27 October 2016 Regular Season Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 90 - 95 Olympiacos Piraeus
2015-16 04 March 2016 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 68 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
2015-16 07 January 2016 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 76 - 82 Olympiacos Piraeus
2015-16 26 November 2015 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 59 - 52 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
2015-16 23 October 2015 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 96 - 89 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 20 March 2015 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 74 - 73 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 23 January 2015 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 76 - 64 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2014-15 27 November 2014 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 89 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 24 October 2014 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 63 - 57 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2013-14 21 March 2014 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 89 - 59 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2013-14 24 January 2014 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 70 - 89 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 22 February 2013 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 74 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2012-13 27 December 2012 Top 16 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 82 - 74 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 16 November 2012 Regular Season Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 72 - 89 Olympiacos Piraeus
2012-13 11 October 2012 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 85 - 81 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
2011-12 08 December 2011 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 84 - 82 Caja Laboral
2011-12 02 November 2011 Regular Season Caja Laboral 81 - 79 Olympiacos Piraeus
2009-10 04 March 2010 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 102 - 85 Caja Laboral
2009-10 28 January 2010 Top 16 Caja Laboral 85 - 89 Olympiacos Piraeus
2008-09 12 March 2009 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 80 - 88 Olympiacos Piraeus
2008-09 05 February 2009 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 73 - 70 Tau Ceramica
2007-08 12 December 2007 Regular Season Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz 75 - 64 Olympiacos
2007-08 25 October 2007 Regular Season Olympiacos 95 - 90 Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz
2006-07 05 April 2007 Playoffs Olympiacos 89 - 95 Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz
2006-07 03 April 2007 Playoffs Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz 84 - 59 Olympiacos
2006-07 13 December 2006 Regular Season Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz 89 - 74 Olympiacos
2006-07 25 October 2006 Regular Season Olympiacos 97 - 78 Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz
2003-04 07 April 2004 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 87 - 82 Olympiacos
2003-04 10 March 2004 Top 16 Olympiacos 83 - 85 Tau Ceramica
2003-04 21 January 2004 Regular Season Olympiacos 81 - 72 Tau Ceramica
2003-04 20 November 2003 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 92 - 77 Olympiacos
2000-01 28 February 2001 Playoffs Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz 98 - 76 Olympiakos
2000-01 22 February 2001 Playoffs Olympiakos 72 - 78 Tau Ceramica Vitoria-Gasteiz