2019-20Regular SeasonRound 4
October 25, 2019 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 BUESA ARENA
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Records

1-2 Regular Season 1-2
1-2 Overall 1-2

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

Baskonia plays its first game at home after three consecutive showdowns on the road, and in it will face a familiar opponent – Olympiacos and Baskonia are set to face each other for the 39th time since the turn of the Millenium. The Reds come off an overtime home loss against Zenit St Petersburg and will look to bounce back right away. Expect a noisy, spectacular basketball atmosphere in what will be the first EuroLeague game in Buesa Arena since 2019 Final Four, and the first EuroLeague home game for Baskonia since April 26.

History lesson

The games between Olympiacos and Baskonia are a modern classic in the competition - they never faced each other before 2001. Olympiacos has a 23-15 record in the all-time series but Baskonia is 12-7 at home against the Reds. Olympiacos has won in three of its last four visits to Buesa Arena, including an 80-85 victory last season. Nikola Milutinov led the way with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Comfortable superstar

Vassilis Spanoulis has traditionally played well in Vitoria-Gasteiz throughout his career. On October 27, 2016, Spanoulis dished a career-high 15 assists, leading Olympiacos to a 90-95 road win. He has dished 8 assists in each of his last two visits to Buesa Arena, too, for an average of 9.7 over his last three road showdowns against Baskonia.

Marquee matchup

Of course, Spanoulis is much more than his outstanding passing skills. He is a natural-born leader, unbeatable at crunch time due to his experience and great determination. At age 37, Spanoulis still plays a critical role for Olympiacos. He will face a good on-the-ball defender in Pierria Henry. In the last two games, Henry has averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals, good for a PIR average of 20.0. Two different players with a great winning mentality, face to face.

Keys to victory: Baskonia

Baskonia is struggling from beyond the arc (27.9%) and from the free-throw line (62.1%), ranking 17th in each category, so improving those numbers will be mandatory. To do that, Baskonia must get its best shooters - Matt Janning, Luca Vildoza, Nik Stauskas - involved on offense, generating good shots for them. Baskonia must use its bench depth at the center position - Youssoupha Fall, Michael Eric and Achille Polonara, to stop Milutinov down low, which will be one of the biggest keys to this exciting showdown.

Keys to victory: Olympiacos

Olympiacos ranks second overall in offensive rebounds (14.7 orpg.) mainly because of Milutinov, who pulled down more than half of those (7.7 orpg.) to lead the player standings. Olympiacos ranks third in turnovers (14.7 per game) and just 13th in assists (14.3 ppg.). Taking better care of the ball will be mandatory against a strong defensive team like Baskonia. Olympiacos needs a strong effort from Augustine Rubit, Milutinov, and Georgios Printezis to stop Toko Shengelia and Fall around the basket.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Euroleague.net
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 PENAVA, AJDIN C 2.06 22
3 VILDOZA, LUCA G 1.91 24
5 GONZALEZ, MIGUEL G 2.01 20
7 HENRY, PIERRIA G 1.93 26
10 LOPEZ, LAUTARO G 1.81 20
11 JANNING, MATT G 1.93 31
12 DIOP, ILIMANE C 2.11 24
15 GRANGER, JAYSON G 1.89 30
19 FALL, YOUSSOUPHA C 2.21 24
22 STAUSKAS, NIKOLAS G 1.97 26
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE C 2.06 28
29 GARINO, PATRICIO F 2.01 26
31 SHIELDS, SHAVON F 2.01 25
33 POLONARA, ACHILLE C 2.02 27
50 ERIC, MICHAEL C 2.10 31
Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 PUNTER, KEVIN XAVIER G 1.93 26
2 BALDWIN IV, WADE G 1.93 23
3 PAUL, BRANDON G 1.93 28
6 KONIARIS, ANTONIOS G 1.96 22
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 37
10 CHERRY, WILL G 1.85 28
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 24
14 VEZENKOV, SASHA F 2.06 24
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 34
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 29
19 KUZMINSKAS, MINDAUGAS F 2.05 30
20 POKUSEVSKI, ALEKSEJ G 2.11 17
21 RUBIT, AUGUSTINE C 2.03 30
22 HAPP, ETHAN C 2.08 23

Player Stats

Shengelia, T. / 16.3 Shields, S. / 12.0 Henry, P. / 11.7
Milutinov, N. / 14.3 Punter, K. / 12.7 Printezis, G. / 11.7
Vildoza, L. / 3.3 Shengelia, T. / 2.7 Henry, P. / 2.7
Henry, P. / 2.7 Janning, M. / 2.0 Shengelia, T. / 0.7
Fall, Y. / 1.7 Eric, M. / 1.3 Shengelia, T. / 0.7
2PT
Stauskas, N. / 100.0 % Shengelia, T. / 70.8 % Fall, Y. / 66.7 %
Papanikolaou, K. / 66.7 % Milutinov, N. / 63.0 % Kuzminskas, M. / 60.0 %
3PT
Polonara, A. / 40.0 % Shields, S. / 38.5 % Vildoza, L. / 37.5 %
Papanikolaou, K. / 50.0 % Printezis, G. / 50.0 % Koniaris, A. / 40.0 %
FT
Garino, P. / 100.0 % Vildoza, L. / 100.0 % Shields, S. / 87.5 %
Paul, B. / 100.0 % Printezis, G. / 85.7 % Spanoulis, V. / 83.3 %
PIR
Shengelia, T. / 16.7 Henry, P. / 15.0 Shields, S. / 11.0

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
75.3 Points 73.3
34.7 Rebounds 39.0
11.0 O. Rebounds 14.7
23.7 D. Rebounds 24.3
13.3 Assists 14.3
8.0 Steals 8.0
5.7 Blocks 2.0
55.7 % 2PT 50.4 %
27.9 % 3PT 28.8 %
62.1 % FT 72.6 %
78.0 PIR 81.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.7 Points 74.0
37.0 Rebounds 32.7
11.3 O. Rebounds 9.7
25.7 D. Rebounds 23.0
17.0 Assists 15.3
5.0 Steals 7.7
3.7 Blocks 2.3
50.9 % 2PT 50.8 %
32.8 % 3PT 34.9 %
75.5 % FT 78.0 %
78.7 PIR 76.7
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Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

· These two teams have met 38 times this century, with Olympiacos holding a 23-15 advantage. Olympiacos swept their regular-season series last season and has won eight of their last nine EuroLeague clashes.

· The last time Olympiacos visited Baskonia, the Reds held on to an 80-85 road win behind Nikola Milutinov's double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds.

· Baskonia and Olympiacos have met in the EuroLeague playoffs twice - in 2001 and 2007. Baskonia won in 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 Vitoria-Gasteiz in October 2016.

· Milan forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas and injured Baskonia guard Jayson Granger were teammates at Unicaja Malaga for two seasons from 2013 through 2015.

· Olympiacos star Vassilis Spanoulis delivered a career-high and a 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.

· Baskonia guard Jayson Granger posted his career-high in rebounds with 8 playing for Anadolu Efes Istanbul against Olympiacos in April 2017.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Roster
Lautaro Tomas Lopez is in line to make his EuroLeague debut.
Jayson Granger will miss most of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

Streaks
Luca Vildoza has made 22 consecutive free throws.
Matt Janning has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 straight and 23 of his last 24 appearances.

Rankings
Pierria Henry ranks first this season with 2.7 steals per game.
Youssoupha Fall is tied for second this season with 1.7 blocks per game.

Records/Milestones
Jayson Granger needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his career.
Granger needs 9 more assists to reach 600 for his career.

Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster
Olympiacos and Coach David Blatt parted ways after Round 1. His assistant coach, Kestutis Kemzura, is leading the team on an interim basis.
Olympiacos has 14 players registered to compete, so at least two must sit every week.

Streaks
Nikola Milutinov has posted a PIR in double-figures in 19 of his last 20 games.
Georgios Printezis has posted a PIR in double-figures in 11 of his last 12 games.

Rankings
Nikola Milutinov ranks second this season in average PIR with 25.7 per game.
Milutinov leads the league with 13.3 rebounds per game this season.
Kostas Papanikolaou is tied for second place this season with 2.3 steals per game.

Records/Milestones
Vassilis Spanoulis is the EuroLeague's career leader in assists with 1,428.
Spanoulis ranks second all-time with 4,024 points. Juan Carlos Navarro (4,152 points) is the EuroLeague's career scoring leader.
Spanoulis ranks third on the EuroLeague all-time list with 456 three-pointers made. Milos Teodosic is second with 471 career triples.
Spanoulis is tied with Juan Carlos Navarro in eighth place all-time with 249 steals. Jonas Maciulis (250) is seventh. 
Spanoulis is the EuroLeague all-time leader with 1,052 free throws made.
Spanoulis ranks second all-time with 3,841 index rating points. Navarro is the all-time leader with 3,890.
Georgios Printezis ranks fifth all-time with 2,949 points. Paulius Jankunas of Zalgiris Kaunas is fourth with 2,978 and counting.
Printezis ranks sixth all-time with 1,229 career rebounds. Mirsad Turkcan is fifth with 1,287.
Printezis is tied with Victor Khryapa for sixth on the all-time charts with 889 defensive rebounds. Mirsad Turkcan ranks fifth with 902.
Printezis ranks 13th all-time with 340 offensive rebounds.
Printezis ranks eighth all-time with 3,129 index rating points.
Printezis ranks second all-time with 976 two-pointers made.
Nikola Milutinov needs 5 blocks to reach 100 for his career.
Papanikolaou needs 1 assist to reach 300 for his career.
Papanikolaou needs 31 points to reach 1,500 for his career.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
15 - 23
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz Olympiacos Piraeus
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 12-7
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 3-16
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 16-3
Away record vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz: 7-12

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
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 102 - 85 Caja Laboral
2009-10 28 January 2010 Top 16 Caja Laboral 85 - 89 Olympiacos
2008-09 12 March 2009 Top 16 Tau Ceramica 80 - 88 Olympiacos
2008-09 05 February 2009 Top 16 Olympiacos 73 - 70 Tau Ceramica
2007-08 12 December 2007 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 75 - 64 Olympiacos
2007-08 25 October 2007 Regular Season Olympiacos 95 - 90 Tau Ceramica
2006-07 05 April 2007 Playoffs Olympiacos 89 - 95 Tau Ceramica
2006-07 03 April 2007 Playoffs Tau Ceramica 84 - 59 Olympiacos
2006-07 13 December 2006 Regular Season Tau Ceramica 89 - 74 Olympiacos
2006-07 25 October 2006 Regular Season Olympiacos 97 - 78 Tau Ceramica
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 98 - 76 Olympiakos
2000-01 22 February 2001 Playoffs Olympiakos 72 - 78 Tau Ceramica