Our team starts the EuroLeague regular season second leg in Barcelona…
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Our team starts the EuroLeague regular season second leg in Barcelona.

Pre-game breakdown

CSKA leads the EuroLeague in scoring (89.1) after first leg. Barcelona is a bit behind (80.7) but leads the tournament in assists (21.3).

Leo Westermann is on rehab after left hip surgery.

Pre-game quotes

Dimitris Itoudis, CSKA head coach
First of all, I would like to say Happy New Year to everyone, to wish health, peace and love. As for the upcoming game, Barcelona improves during the course of the season, they have a lot of talent and they gradually finding the ways to use this talent and get more wins. So we expect another tough road game, second in the set of three away games in a row. We are doing good at practices so we will be ready for the game.

Othello Hunter, CSKA center:
Barcelona is a high-scoring team with many options to attack the basket. Our main job will be to contain their screen-and-rolls, corner plays, they can play fast so we got to take care of all this things. We prepared well, we play good recently but we watched the films of our games and we know where we can do better.

“Relativity” connections

Sergio Rodriguez and Barcelona big man Ante Tomic were teammates at Real Madrid from 2010 to 2012.

Leo Westermann and Barcelona forward Adrien Moermann were teammates at Limoges CSP during the 2014-15 season.

Westermann signed with Barcelona in the summer of 2014, but never played a game for the Spanish powerhouse; he was immediately loaned to Limoges CSP.

Nando De Colo of CSKA and Victor Claver of Barcelona were teammates for three seasons from 2009 until 2012 at Valencia Basket. They won the 2010 EuroCup title together and in the 2010-11 season made their respective EuroLeague debuts together.

Sharpshooters Petteri Koponen of Barcelona and Vitaly Fridzon of CSKA were teammates at Khimki during the 2012-13 campaign.

Will Clyburn and Moerman were teammates at Darussafaka Istanbul last season.

Important numbers

Coach Dimitris Itoudis has used 11 different players in the CSKA starting lineup so far this season. No player has started every game.

Nando De Colo has scored in double figures and posted a performance index rating in double figures in 11 of his last 12 EuroLeague games. He is ranked second among qualified EuroLeague players this season in average performance index rating with 20 per game and fourth in scoring with 16.2 points per contest.

De Colo has made 11 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action. He leads all qualified EuroLeague players in free-throw accuracy by making 94.6% of his attempts. Nando is also the EuroLeague career leader in free throw accuracy at 93.47%.

De Colo has recorded at least 1 steal in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague games. He is tied for third in the EuroLeague this season with 1.5 steals per game. Kyle Hines is fifth with 1.4 per contest.

Hines is ranked fifth on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 418 offensive rebounds for his career. He needs 3 more to catch Kerem Gonlum (421) for fourth place.

Kyle Hines has not missed a EuroLeague game since January 2014 and has appeared in 126 consecutive games for CSKA in that span.

Sergio Rodriguez has made multiple three-pointers in eight of his last nine EuroLeague games. He leads the EuroLeague this season with 3 three-pointers made per game.

Rodriguez is eighth on the all-time EuroLeague assists charts with 834. Brose Bamberg’s Nikos Zisis is seventh with 848 and counting.

Othello Hunter is second in the league in offensive rebounds with 3.1 per game.

Vitaly Fridzon needs 2 more three-pointers to reach 200 for his EuroLeague career.

Khryapa is ranked eighth on the all-time charts with 240 career steals. Real Madrid’s Jonas Maciulis is seventh with 245 and counting.

Khryapa is seventh on the all-time charts with 161 blocks for his career. He needs 1 more to catch Mirza Begic and Bryant Dunston who have 162 and are tied in fifth place.

Past matchups

Win-loss record: 17-13

Short dossier

Barcelona, Spain
Founded: 1926
Colors: balaustine, violet, gold
Home court: Palau Blaugrana (8,250)
President: Josep Maria Bartomeu
Head coach: Sito Alonso
Website: www.fcbarcelona.cat
Trophy case:
- 2-time Euroleague champion (2003, 2010);
- 2-time Saporta Cup winner (1985, 1986);
- 2-time Korac Cup winner (1987, 1999);
- 18-time Spanish champion (1959, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014);
- 23-time Copa Del Rey winner (1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013)
- 6-time Spanish Supercup winner (1988, 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015)


04 January 01:02
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