• January 15, 2020 18:00 CET


Game notes

Zenit St Petersburg vs. KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz
· In their first-ever meeting in Round 10, Baskonia beat Zenit 70-60 behind 20 points from Tornike Shengelia.
· Zenit is 1-4 in previous trips to Spain, all in the EuroCup. It defeated UCAM Murcia in the 2016-17 regular season and has lost to Valencia Basket, MoraBanc Andorra, Unicaja Malaga and Herbalife Gran Canaria in previous seasons.
· Baskonia sharpshooter Matt Janning was a teammate of Zenit forward Andrey Zubkov at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2015-16 season when they reached the EuroLeague Final Four. Zubkov and Janning were teammates at Lokomotiv during the 2016-17 season, too.
· Zenit center Colton Iverson made his EuroLeague debut with Baskonia during the 2014-15 season. He was a teammate of Tornike Shengelia and Ilimane Diop.
· Zenit point guard Alex Renfroe played briefly at Baskonia at the end of the 2013-14 season.
· Point guards Pierria Henry of Baskonia and Zenit's Anton Ponkrashov were teammates at UNICS Kazan last season.
· Injured Baskona point guard Jayson Granger played under Zenit head coach Joan Plaza for two seasons at Unicaja Malaga, from 2013 to 2015, and made his EuroLeague debut there.
· Granger was also a teammate of Zenit forward Will Thomas at Unicaja during the 2014-15 season.

   Game Facts - Zenit St Petersburg

Head coach Joan Plaza has used 14 different players as starters this season. No player has started every game.
Konstantin Shevchuk is set to make his EuroLeague debut.
Gustavo Ayon will be out indefinitely with a hip injury.
Gustavo Ayon has posted performance index ratings in double figures in seven of his last eight games.
Austin Hollins has made at least 1 three-pointer in six straight and 12 of his last 13 games.
Hollins has at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.
Alex Renfroe has recorded at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight appearances.
Tim Abromaitis made at least 1 three-point shot in eight of his last nine games. He has hit multiple triples in five of his last six games.
Andrew Albicy made at least 1 three-point shot in seven of his last eight games.
Will Thomas has made at least 1 three-pointer in five consecutive games.
Gustavo Ayon ranks fourth in offensive rebounds this season with 2.4 per game.
Gustavo Ayon tied a Final Four record last season by making 11 of 11 two-pointers without a miss playing for Real Madrid against Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in the Third Place Game.
Ayon is the all-time leader in steals among centers with 183.

   Game Facts - KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

Tornike Shengelia is the only Baskonia player to have started every game this season.
Jayson Granger will miss most of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.
Patricio Garino is sidelined indefinitely with a torn ACL in his right knee.
Luca Vildoza missed the last two games.
Luca Vildoza has made 30 consecutive free throws.
Tornike Shengelia has scored in double figures in 18 of his last 19 games.
Shengelia has posted a performance index rating in double figures in 16 of his last 17 games.
Shavon Shields made at least 1 three-point shots in seven consecutive games.
Tornike Shengela ranks sixth this season in average PIR with 19.7 per game.
Shengelia ranks sixth this season with 16.9 points per game.
Youssoupha Fall ranks fifth in offensive rebounds this season with 2.3 per game.
Pierria Henry is tied for the league lead in steals this season with 1.6 per game.
Tornike Shengelia needs 6 offensive rebounds to reach 200 for his career.
Matt Janning needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his career.
Luca Vildoza needs 8 more three-point shots to reach 100 for his career.
Jayson Granger needs 1 more steal to reach 100 for his career.
Granger needs 9 more assists to reach 600 for his career.

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