• January 14, 2020 18:00 CET


Game notes

CSKA Moscow vs. Real Madrid
· CSKA has an 18-8 advantage over Real in their meetings this century. In Round 10, Real ran away with a 97-81 win as Gabriel Deck had a career-game with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists, all career-highs.
· Last year CSKA beat Real three times in as many games, CSKA swept Madrid in the regular season and then won 95-90 in the Final Four semifinals behind 23 points apiece from Nando De Colo and Sergio Rodriguez.
· CSKA and Real have faced each other in the semifinals of the last two Final Fours. In 2018 in Belgrade, Real won and went on to win its tenth EuroLeague title. Last May, CSKA beat Real in the semis then went on to lift its eighth crown.
· CSKA and Real faced each other for the first time in the 1963 EuroLeague final. It was a two-game series; Real won Game 1 at home 86-69, but CSKA downed Los Blancos by the same margin, 91-74, in Moscow. The teams had to play a tie-breaking Game 3 in Moscow, which CSKA won 99-80.
· CSKA and Real made it to the EuroLeague final in 1965. It was a two-game series and CSKA won the opener 88-81. Real recorded a 14-point victory at home to win its second continental crown on point difference.
· In the longest single-game EuroLeague final, CSKA and Real Madrid had to battle for 50 minutes in the 1969 championship game. Vladimir Andreev had 37 points in helping CSKA beat Real in double overtime, 103-99, in Barcelona.
· In the 2017 third-place game, CSKA defeated Real 94-70. Kyle Hines led six CSKA scorers in double figures with 14 points and 7 rebounds.
· In the 2018 Final Four semifinals, Real beat CSKA 92-83 behind 16 points apiece from Luka Doncic and Sergio Llull.
· Real guard Nicolas Laprovittola was a teammate of CSKA big man Johannes Voigtmann at Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in the second part of the 2016-17 season.
· CSKA forward Semen Antonov and Real's Trey Thompkins were teammates at Nizhny Novgorod when the club made its EuroLeague debut in 2014-15.
· Big men Nikita Kurbanov of CSKA and Anthony Randolph of Real Madrid were teammates at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2014-15 season.
· CSKA's Mike James and Real Madrid's Fabien Causeur were teammates at Baskonia for a season and a half, from 2014 to 2016. They helped the team reach the 2016 EuroLeague Final Four together.
· Real Madrid guard Fabien Causeur was a teammate of Olympiacos sharpshooter Janis Strelnieks at Brose Bamberg for the 2016-17 season.
· James posted 27 points, shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range, playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Madrid in April 2016. No player has hit as many three-pointers without a miss since then.
· Playing for Brose Bamberg against Real Madrid, Strelnieks set his career-high in assists with 8 in January 2017 and posted his career-high in steals with 4 in February 2016.
· Real point guard Facundo Campazzo scored a career-high 23 points against CSKA in Round 10 last season.
· Rudy Fernandez set a career-high with 28 points against CSKA in March 2014. He accumulated a performance index rating of 33 and earned MVP honors for Round 11 of the Top 16 with that effort in a 93-79 win.
· Fernandez collected a career-best 13 rebounds against CSKA in January 2013. He was also named MVP for Round 6 of the 2012-13 Top 16 following that performance in which he scored 20 points and had a PIR of 34 as CSKA won 86-78 in overtime.
· Real Madrid guard Fabien Causeur posted his career-highs with 5 steals and 6 assists playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against CSKA in January 2015 and had his career-high in rebounds with 10 playing for Baskonia against CSKA in March of that year.
· Anthony Randolph posted his career-high in offensive rebounds with 8 playing for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar against CSKA in the 2016 Final Four semifinals. It is the most offensive rebounds ever in a Final Four game.
· Mike James scored a career-best 35 points and pulled down a career-best 8 defensive rebounds playing for AX Armani Exchange Milan against Real in March 2019.
· CSKA's Johannes Voigtmann had a career-high 13 rebounds, including 7 offensive boards, playing for KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Real in February 2017.
· Jordan Mickey set his career-high with 4 blocks playing for Khimki Moscow Region against CSKA in March of last season.
· CSKA forward Semen Antonov had the best game of his EuroLeague career, tying his career-high with 16 points, setting his career-best with 3 blocks, and accumulating a career-high index rating of 22 playing for Nizhny Novgorod against Real Madrid in December 2014.

   Game Facts - CSKA Moscow

Coach Itoudis has used 10 different players in his starting lineups this season. Only Nikita Kurbanov has started every game.
Will Clyburn suffered a torn ACL and could miss the remainder of the season.
Janis Strelnieks and Daniel Hackett missed Round 18.
Mike James has made at least 1 three-point shot in 11 straight games.
James has scored in double figures in each of his last 16 games.
James had recorded a performance index rating in double figures in 16 straight games.
Daniel Hackett has had at least 1 steal in seven of his last eight games.
Mike James ranks second this season in average PIR with 22.1 per game.
James ranks second this season with 20.9 points per game.
James ranks fifth this season with 2.9 three-point shots made per game.
Kyle Hines ranks third all-time with 225 blocked shots.
Hines ranks second all-time with 551 offensive rebounds. Felipe Reyes is the all-time leader with 695.
Hines ranks sixth all-time with 930 two-pointers made. Mike Batiste is fifth with 949.
Hines ranks seventh all-time with 1,229 rebounds. Mirsad Turkcan is sixth with 1,287.
Janis Strelnieks ranks fifth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 91.2%.
Hackett needs 15 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Johannes Voigtmann is 3 points shy of 1,000 for his career.
Kyle Hines needs 9 more steals to reach 200 for his career.
Mike James is 39 points shy of 2,000 for his career.

   Game Facts - Real Madrid

Real currently has 16 players registered for its EuroLeague roster, so at least four must sit out every game.
Sergio Llull has missed the last eight games with an injury.
Walter Tavares is the only player to have started every game so far this season for Real.
Teenage talent Mario Nakic is the only player on the Real roster without any previous EuroLeague experience.
Gabriel Deck and Anthony Randolph missed the last two games.
Jaycee Carroll returned to action in Round 18 after missing three games.
Facundo Campazzo has posted a performance index rating in double figures in 14 straight games.
Campazzo had at least 5 assists in 10 of his last 11 games.
Campazzo has made 17 consecutive free throws.
Sergio Llull has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.
Walter Tavares has blocked at least 1 shot in 14 of his last 15 games.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 straight games.
Trey Thompkins has made 23 consecutive free throws.
Jordan Mickey has blocked at least 1 shot in six of his last seven games.
Walter Tavares ranks fifth this season with 6.4 rebounds per game.
Tavares leads the league this season with 1.9 blocks per game; Jordan Mickey is second with 1.2 per game.
Tavares ranks third this season in two-point accuracy at 72.1%
Facundo Campazzo ranks second this season with 6.9 assists per game.
Campazzo is tied for the league lead in steals this season with 1.6 per game.
Trey Thompkins ranks fourth this season in three-point accuracy at 51.4%; Anthony Randolph is fifth at 50.0%.
Randolph ranks sixth this season with 2.8 three-point shots made per game.
Facundo Campazzo set a club-record with 17 assists in a Round 12 win over Valencia.
Felipe Reyes is the EuroLeague career leader in games played with 346.
Reyes ranks first all-time with 1,782 total rebounds and 695 offensive rebounds.
Reyes ranks third all-time with 1,087 defensive rebounds.
Reyes ranks fifth all-time with 2,998 points.
Reyes ranks fourth all-time with 3,753 index rating points.
Reyes ranks third all-time with 961 two-point shots made.
Reyes ranks second all-time with 959 free throws made.
Sergio Llull ranks seventh all-time with 2,945 points.
Llull ranks seventh all-time with 1,065 assists. Milos Teodosic is sixth with 1,126.
Llull ranks fourth with 445 three-pointers made. Milos Teodosic is third with 471.
Rudy Fernandez ranks fifth all-time with 438 three-pointers made.
Fernandez ranks fifth all-time with 277 steals. Nick Calathes is fourth with 286 and counting.
Walter Tavares is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 73.8%.
Tavares ranks first all-time in true shooting percentage at 71.6%.
Carroll ranks seventh all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.6%.
Carroll ranks 10th all-time with 373 three-point shots made. J.R. Holden is ninth with 377.
Rudy Fernandez is 40 points shy of 2,500 for his career.
Fernandez needs 1 rebound to reach 750 for his career.
Anthony Randolph is 26 points shy of 1,500 for his career.
Sergio Llull needs 34 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Walter Tavares needs 18 rebounds to reach 500 for his career.
Fabien Causeur needs 6 more three-point shots to reach 200 for his career.
Jeffrey Taylor needs 1 more three-point shot to reach 100 for his career.

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