2017-18Regular SeasonRound 23
February 22, 2018 CET: 20:00
Local time: 21:00 PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP STADIUM
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Records

15-7 Regular Season 8-14
15-7 Overall 8-14

Officials

To be announced soon

The Take

Two teams with confidence renewed return to action after downing big-name opposition in their last EuroLeague outings. Olympiacos Piraeus (15-7) ended a horrible run of road form with a victory at Real Madrid, while Valencia Basket (8-14) downed CSKA Moscow in a high-scoring thriller. Olympiacos has gained six straight victories over the visiting team and will aim for number seven by leaning on its physicality – the Reds have significantly outrebounded Valencia so far this season, averaging 35.8 boards per game against the Spanish champs’ 31.9– second-best in the league against fourth-worst in that category. This will be the eighth time these two sides meet, with Olympiacos dominating the series 6-1, including a 64-72 road win in Round 10 thanks to 13 points by Kostas Papanikolaou. Grorgios Printezis (11.9 ppg., 5.4 rpg.) leads the hosts’ attack this season, followed by captain Vassilis Spanoulis (10.8 ppg., 5.1 rpg.), who is already in top form after his long injury, and Jamel McLean (8.7 ppg.). For Valencia, Erick Green has dominated since the start of the season (16.0 ppg.), with help from big men Tibor Pleiss (10.6 ppg., 5.6 rpg.) and Bojan Dubljevic (10.6 ppg.). Olympiacos has the best defense in the league (74.2 ppg.) and will try to honor that figure with the help of its noisy fans at Peace and Friendship stadium.
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Olympiacos Piraeus
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 MCLEAN, JAMEL C 2.03 29
4 TOLIOPOULOS, VASSILIS G 1.88 21
6 PAPAPETROU, IOANNIS F 2.07 23
7 SPANOULIS, VASSILIS G 1.93 35
10 AGRAVANIS, DIMITRIS F 2.08 23
11 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 23
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS G 1.91 28
14 TILLIE, KIM F 2.10 29
15 PRINTEZIS, GEORGIOS F 2.05 33
16 PAPANIKOLAOU, KOSTAS F 2.04 27
17 MANTZARIS, VANGELIS G 1.94 27
19 ARSENOPOULOS, NIKOLAOS G 1.95 17
22 ROBERTS, BRIAN G 1.88 32
31 BOGRIS, GEORGIOS C 2.10 29
33 WILTJER, KYLE F 2.08 25
34 THOMPSON, HOLLIS F 2.03 26
Valencia Basket
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 THOMAS, WILL F 2.03 31
3 PUERTO, JOSEP F 2.00 18
5 GARCIA, SERGI G 1.89 21
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO F 2.02 22
8 DIOT, ANTOINE G 1.93 29
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM G 1.88 31
13 FERRANDO, LUIS G 1.85 21
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN C 2.05 26
16 VIVES, GUILLEM G 1.92 24
17 MARTINEZ, RAFA G 1.90 35
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO F 1.99 34
21 PLEISS, TIBOR C 2.18 28
22 WILLIAMS, LATAVIOUS C 2.03 28
30 SASTRE, JOAN F 2.01 26
32 GREEN, ERICK G 1.90 25
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON F 2.01 32
51 HLINASON, TRYGGVI C 2.15 20

Player Stats

Printezis, G. / 11.9 Spanoulis, V. / 10.8 McLean, J. / 8.7
Green, E. / 16.0 Dubljevic, B. / 10.6 Pleiss, T. / 10.6
Pleiss, T. / 1.4
2PT
Milutinov, N. / 58.3 % McLean, J. / 56.3 % Papapetrou, I. / 55.2 %
Pleiss, T. / 59.4 % Thomas, W. / 58.5 % Dubljevic, B. / 55.8 %
3PT
Wiltjer, K. / 46.2 % Strelnieks, J. / 40.3 % Papanikolaou, K. / 39.3 %
Abalde, A. / 47.4 % Green, E. / 46.8 % Martinez, R. / 39.3 %
FT
Strelnieks, J. / 89.6 % Spanoulis, V. / 79.5 % Papanikolaou, K. / 78.8 %
Green, E. / 92.0 % Martinez, R. / 83.8 % Dubljevic, B. / 80.6 %
PIR
Green, E. / 16.2 Pleiss, T. / 13.9 Dubljevic, B. / 13.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
76.3 Points 77.8
35.8 Rebounds 31.9
10.0 O. Rebounds 9.3
25.7 D. Rebounds 22.6
16.6 Assists 17.7
5.5 Steals 5.3
1.8 Blocks 2.4
50.6 % 2PT 50.9 %
34.7 % 3PT 38.8 %
75.9 % FT 83.7 %
83.8 PIR 89.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
74.3 Points 80.7
33.9 Rebounds 32.3
10.2 O. Rebounds 10.0
23.7 D. Rebounds 22.2
13.7 Assists 17.4
6.8 Steals 6.5
2.9 Blocks 2.2
49.6 % 2PT 55.5 %
33.0 % 3PT 37.6 %
72.8 % FT 78.0 %
77.7 PIR 87.8
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Olympiacos Piraeus vs. Valencia Basket

· It has been almost complete dominance for Olympiacos in past meetings, with the Reds winning six of the seven games. Valencia's only win came in Piraeus in 2003 - their first meeting this century.

· Georgios Printezis registered a double-double of 12 points and 14 rebounds when Olympiacos won 64-72 in Spain in Round 10.

· Valencia guard Erick Green played at Olympiacos last season and helped the team reach the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Championship Game. He played under Coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos, and was a teammate with most of the current Reds’ roster.

· Green set his career high in scoring with 28 points for Montepaschi Siena against Olympiacos in December 2013.

· Injured Olympiacos forward Kim Tillie and Valencia's Fernando San Emeterio were teammates at Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz during the 2014-15 season.

· Olympiacos guard Brian Roberts and Valencia center Tibor Pleiss were teammates at Brose Bamberg for three seasons from 2009 through 2012. They made their EuroLeague debuts together and won three German League and Cup doubles.

· Olympiacos big man Dimitrios Agravanis set a career high with 10 rebounds against Valencia in November 2014.

· Valencia swingman Fernando San Emeterio set a career high with 7 assists playing for Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz against Olympiacos in March 2014.

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Olympiacos Piraeus

Roster
Dimitris Agravanis is likely out for the season with an ACL injury.
Kim Tillie could miss the entire regular season with a leg injury.
Streaks
Vassilis Spanoulis has hit at least 1 three-point shot in 21 of his last 22 EuroLeague appearances.
Kyle Wiltjer has hit multiple three-pointers in six of his last seven EuroLeague appearances.
Brian Roberts is perfect in 26 trips to the free throw line this season. He has made 27 in a row in EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Janis Strelnieks led the EuroLeague in assist-to-turnover ratio last season at 2.92.
Records/Milestones
Vassilis Spanoulis is ranked second on the all-time charts with 3,529 points for his career. Spanoulis is the competition's all-time leader in free throws made with 946.
Spanoulis is in the fourth place on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 391 three-point shots made. Gianluca Basile (421) is third.
Spanoulis is second on the EuroLeague's all-time list of assists with 1,213. Dimitris Diamantidis is the record holder with 1,255.
Spanoulis is in 10th place all-time with 228 career steals. Rudy Fernandez (232 and counting) is in ninth place.
Janis Strelnieks is fourth on the all-time EuroLeague charts in free throw accuracy at 90.8%.
Georgios Printezis is ranked 11th on the all-time charts with 2,484 points for his career. He needs 11 more to catch Dimitris Diamantidis (2,495) for 10th place. Mike Batiste (2,496) is ninth.
Printezis needs 16 more points to become only ninth player this century with 2,500 points in the competition.
Printezis is ranked 12th on the all-time charts with 1,011 rebounds for his career. Nikola Vujcic is in 11th place with 1,037.

Valencia Basket

Roster
Sam Van Rossom fractured three vertebrae in Round 20 and is out for the foreseeable future.
Antoine Diot is out long term after knee surgery.
Latavious Williams has not yet played in a EuroLeague game this season.
Guillem Vives has missed the last seven games.
Coach Txus Vidorreta has used 12 different players in the Valencia starting lineup so far this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Guillem Vives is perfect in 13 trips to the free throw line in his EuroLeague career.
Vives has made at least 1 three-pointer in nine straight EuroLeague appearances.
Erick Green has scored in double figures in 13 of his last 14 EuroLeague appearances.
Tibor Pleiss has made 15 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague action.
Rankings
Erick Green is ranked fourth among qualified EuroLeague players this season in scoring with 16 per game.
Tibor Pleiss is third in the EuroLeague in blocked shots this season with 1.4 per game.
Records/Milestones
Tibor Pleiss enters Round 23 tied with Denis Marconato for 10th place on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 140 blocked shots. Robertas Javtokas is ninth with 144.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
6 - 1
Olympiacos Piraeus Valencia Basket
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Olympiacos Piraeus
Home record vs. Valencia Basket: 2-1
Away record vs. Valencia Basket: 4-0
Valencia Basket
Home record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 0-4
Away record vs. Olympiacos Piraeus: 1-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 30 November 2017 Regular Season Valencia Basket 64 - 72 Olympiacos Piraeus
2014-15 20 November 2014 Regular Season Olympiacos Piraeus 77 - 76 Valencia Basket
2014-15 16 October 2014 Regular Season Valencia Basket 68 - 71 Olympiacos Piraeus
2010-11 17 February 2011 Top 16 Power Electronics Valencia 79 - 85 Olympiacos Piraeus
2010-11 02 February 2011 Top 16 Olympiacos Piraeus 77 - 62 Power Electronics Valencia
2003-04 15 January 2004 Regular Season Pamesa Valencia 78 - 90 Olympiacos
2003-04 13 November 2003 Regular Season Olympiacos 69 - 77 Pamesa Valencia