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Final Game Notes: CSKA Moscow vs. Olympiacos
May 12, 2012
Game notes, CSKA Moscow
Game notes, Olympiacos Piraeus
CSKA leads the Euroleague in index rating with 101.1 per game, two-point shooting (57.0%), and assists (19.0 apg.), is ranked second in scoring (84.6 ppg.) and three-point shooting (38.5%) and third in blocked shots (3.9 bpg.).
CSKA has set a new Euroleague record for assists in a season. CSKA has dished 399 assists in 21 games thus far – 19 per game. The record was Olympiacos’s with 398 in 22 games (18.1 apg.) set in 2009-10. The common link between these teams is point guard and passing extraordinaire Milos Teodosic.
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 19.1. No other team has two players in the top 10!
Kirilenko also leads the Euroleague in blocked shots (2 bpg.).
Kirilenko has scored in double figures in eight straight and 11 of his last 12 Euroleague games played.
Krstic and Milos Teodosic are the only CSKA players to appear in all 21 of the team’s Euroleague games this season. Head coach Jonas Kazlauskas has used 10 different starters this season.
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 84 attempts.
Jonas Kazlauskas coached Olympiacos for the 2004-05 and 2005-06 seasons. The only players remaining from his period with the Reds are forwards Georgios Printezis and Panagiotis Vasilopoulos.
Coach Kazlauskas coached the Greek national team in 2009 and 2010. He worked with current Reds Vassilis Spanoulis, Printezis and Andreas Glyniadakis when they won bronze at EuroBasket 2009. Spanoulis and Printezis were both back for the 2010 World Championships in Turkey.
Ramunas Siskauskas moved into a tie for 10th place on the career Final Four scoring list with his 5 points in the semifinal. Siskauskas now has 139 points in Final Fours, which is tied with former Split and Bologna great Zoran Savic. With his next point he will tie former Maccabi star Anthony Parker and Siskauskas’s former Panathinaikos teammate, Frankie Alvertis, is currently eighth with 154 points.
Siskauskas needs 10 more free throws made to catch Greek legend Nikos Galis for the most free throws made in Final Four history. Siskauskas is currently fourth with 46 free throws behind former teammate Trajan Langdon (47) and the great Dejan Bodiroga (54).
Viktor Khryapa moved into third place on the career list of rebounders at the Final Four with 5 in CSKA’s semifinal win. Khryapa now has 59 boards – 2 more than Panathinaikos’s Mike Batiste, who plays in the third-place game before Khryapa suits up for the final. With a huge game on the glass, Khryapa could potentially catch former teammates David Andersen (70) or Matjaz Smodis (73) in the top two spots.
Jamont Gordon was a teammate of Olympiacos center Lazaros Papadopoulos at Fortitudo Bologna during the 2008-09 season.
Olympiacos has drawn more fouls than any other team in the Euroleague so far with an average of 23.9 per night.
Coach Dusan Ivkovic has used 17 different players this season and 15 of them have started at least one game. Vassilis Spanoulis leads the team with 17 starts; Pero Antic, Kyle Hines and Kostas Papanikolaou are the only Reds to appear in every game.
Ivkovic coached CSKA Moscow for three seasons between 2002 and 2005. He guided the team to the Euroleague Final Four all three seasons. Viktor Khryapa is the only player from the current CSKA roster that Ivkovic coached there.
Ivkovic has also coached CSKA players Milos Teodosic and Nenad Krstic on the Serbian national team. They won together silver medals at EuroBasket 2009.
Vassilis Spanoulis has made 15 straight free throws in Euroleague action.
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos is the only player on the Olympiacos roster that played in the 2010 Euroleague final against Barcelona.
Lazaros Papadopoulos was born in Krasnodar, Russia and moved to Greece at the age of 10.