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Semifinal Game Notes: CSKA Moscow vs. Panathinaikos
Game notes, CSKA Moscow
Game notes, Panathinaikos Athens
CSKA leads the Euroleague in index rating with 102.5 per game, two-point shooting (57.6%), and assists (19.5 apg.), is ranked second in scoring (85.5 ppg.) and three-point shooting (39.2%) and third in blocked shots (3.7 bpg.).
Andrei Kirilenko and Nenad Krstic are ranked first and second, respectively, in the Euroleague in performance index rating. Kirilenko is averaging 24.1 per game and Krstic 19.5. No other team has two players in the top 10!
Kirilenko also leads the Euroleague in blocked shots (1.87 bpg.). He rejected a season-high 5 shots in a regular season victory over Panathinaikos.
Kirilenko has scored in double figures in seven straight and 10 of his last 11 Euroleague games played.
Krstic was the Week 9 bwin MVP after leading CSKA over Panathinaikos with 17 points on just 9 shots attempted plus 12 rebounds to finish with a performance index rating of 31. He also had a double-double (13 points, 11 rebounds) in CSKA’s Week 4 win at Panathinaikos.
Krstic and Milos Teodosic are the only CSKA players to appear in all 20 of the team’s Euroleague games this season. Head coach Jonas Kazlauskas has used 10 different starters this season.
Teodosic has made 10 straight free throws in Euroleague action.
Darjus Lavrinovic has made 12 straight free throws in Euroleague action.
Viktor Khryapa is ranked 10th on the Euroleague’s all-time shots blocked list with 101 career rejections. With his next block he will tie former Montepaschi and Khimki center Ben Eze for ninth. Lavrinovic is tied with Barcelona star Erazem Lorbek and former Maccabi big man Maceo Baston for 11th place on that list with 100 career blocks.
Alexey Shved tops the charts as the most accurate three-point shooter in Euroleague history having made an even 50% of his 82 attempts.
Ramunas Siskauskas played one season at Panathinaikos, during which he helped the club with the triple crown – the 2007 Euroleague title, the Greek League championship and the Greek Cup. Aside from head coach Zeljko Obradovic, only Mike Batiste, Dimitris Diamantidis and Kostas Tsartsaris remain from that Panathinaikos team.
Siskauskas established his Euroleague career highs in index rating (34) and assists (7) against Panathinaikos while playing for Benetton Treviso in November 2004.
Siskauskas is one of only three players to have suited up for both Panathinaikos and CSKA in the past decade. He is joined on that last by Nikos Hatzivrettas and Dimos Dikoudis.
Jonas Kazlauskas coached Panathinaikos’s archrival Olympiacos in the 2005-06 season and lost to Panathinaikos and coach Zeljko Obradovic in the Greek League finals.
Coach Kazlauskas coached Sarunas Jasikevicius on the Lithuanian national team and together they won the silver medal at the 2000 Olympic Games.
Coach Kazlauskas coached the Greek national team in 2009 and 2010. He worked with current Panathinaikos players Ian Vougioukas, Dimitris Diamantidis, Nick Calathes, Stratos Perperoglou and Kostas Kaimakoglou.
Coach Zeljko Obradovic coached CSKA's Nenad Krstic at EuroBasket 2005 with the Serbian national team.
Sarunas Jasikevicius was a teammate of CSKA big man Darjus Lavrinovic last season in Turkey with Fenerbache Ulker. They also teamed up on several occasions with the Lithuanian national team.
Dimitris Diamantidis has made at least 1 three-pointer in 14 straight Euroleague games.
Mike Batiste and Diamantidis established their Euroleague career highs in minutes played in the same game against CSKA. Diamantidis played 43 minutes and Batiste 39 on May 8, 2005, in a double-overtime third-place game at the Final Four in Moscow.
Diamantidis needs 1 more points to catch the great Dejan Bodiroga for 20th place on the Euroleague’s career scoring charts. Diamantidis enters the Final Four with 1,590 career points.
Kostas Tsartsaris needs 9 more rebounds to crack the competition’s career top 10. He is currently in 12th place with 809 rebounds. Gregor Fucka and Jorge Garbajosa share ninth and 10th place with 818 career boards. Luis Scola is 11th (810).
Romain Sato needs just 1 more three-pointer to reach 100 for his Euroleague career.
Sarunas Jasikevicius needs 1 more free throw to become just the sixth player in competition history to sink 500 free throws.
Jasikevicius needs 17 more points to catch Luis Scola for 11th place on the Euroleague’s career scoring charts. Jasikevicus enters the Final Four with 2,037 career points. Montepaschi big man David Andersen is 10th with 2,128 points.
Each of Jasikevicius’s next 2 three-pointers will see him move higher on the list of most three-pointers made in Euroleague history. He is tied with former Panathinaikos teammate Drew Nicholas for eighth place all-time with 276; Montepaschi Siena scorer Igor Rakocevic (277) in seventh.
Jasikevicius also owns the dubious distinction of committing the most turnovers in Euroleague history – 416. There are three are guards at the Final Four in the top 10: teammate Diamantidis (fourth, 387), Barcelona’s Juan Carlos Navarro (fifth, 373) and Olympiacos’s Vassilis Spanoulis (ninth, 343).
Ian Vougioukas was a teammate of CSKA guard Milos Teodosic during the 2008-09 season at Olympiacos Piraeus.
Vougioukas scored a season-high 17 points in 20 minutes off the bench in a Regular Season Week 9 loss at CSKA.
Thursday, May 03, 2012