2017-18Regular SeasonRound 23
February 23, 2018 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 PALAU BLAUGRANA
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Records

7-15 Regular Season 13-9
7-15 Overall 13-9

Officials

To be announced soon

The Take

Five days after they met in the Spanish Copa del Rey final, Barcelona (7-15) hosts Madrid (13-9) for the latest Clasico. This game marks the EuroLeague return of coaching veteran Svetislav Pesic to the Barcelona bench. While Madrid has enjoyed the better of recent EuroLeague Clasicos, winning three in a row including a crushing 63-102 road victory last season, Barca edged Madrid 90-92 at a neutral site on Sunday. Thomas Heurtel (11.3 ppg., 6.4 apg.) is in great form and leads the Barcelona attack together with center Ante Tomic, forward Rakim Sanders and guard Pau Ribas. Luka Doncic (17.9 ppg., 4.5 apg, 1.2 spg.) stars for Madrid, with Anthony Randolph, Walter Tavares and Trey Thompkins (10.4 ppg.) making a formidable frontline. Nobody has registered more assists this season than Barcelona (20.6 per game), but Madrid has the second-best team average performance index rating (99.6). The presence of reigning EuroLeague Best Defender Adam Hanga for Barcelona could play a pivotal role in Barcelona’s attempt to stop Doncic. Barcelona dominated Madrid for much of the time on Sunday before Madrid rallied late. The teams know each other well and will be ready for another tense contest.
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FC Barcelona Lassa
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SERAPHIN, KEVIN C 2.08 28
5 RIBAS, PAU G 1.94 30
6 GARCIA, MARC G 1.96 21
8 PRESSEY, PHIL G 1.80 27
9 HANGA, ADAM F 2.01 28
10 JACKSON, EDWIN G 1.90 28
11 NAVARRO, JUAN CARLOS G 1.92 37
13 HEURTEL, THOMAS G 1.89 28
14 VEZENKOV, SASHA F 2.06 22
17 KURUCS, RODIONS F 2.06 20
18 ORIOLA, PIERRE C 2.08 25
21 SANDERS, RAKIM F 1.96 28
25 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 29
30 CLAVER, VICTOR F 2.07 29
32 DIAGNE, ATOUMANE C 2.15 19
40 HERUN, VOLODYMYR C 2.08 23
44 TOMIC, ANTE C 2.17 31
45 MOERMAN, ADRIEN F 2.01 29
Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 CAUSEUR, FABIEN F 1.95 30
2 RANDLE, CHASSON G 1.88 25
3 RANDOLPH, ANTHONY C 2.11 28
5 FERNANDEZ, RUDY F 1.96 32
6 RADONCIC, DINO F 2.02 19
7 DONCIC, LUKA G 1.99 18
8 MACIULIS, JONAS F 1.98 33
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.04 37
11 CAMPAZZO, FACUNDO G 1.79 26
14 AYON, GUSTAVO C 2.08 32
16 YUSTA, SANTI F 2.00 20
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 34
22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.20 25
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.90 30
32 KUZMIC, OGNJEN C 2.14 27
33 THOMPKINS, TREY F 2.08 27
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 28

Player Stats

Seraphin, K. / 12.1 Heurtel, T. / 11.3 Sanders, R. / 8.9
Doncic, L. / 17.9 Thompkins, T. / 10.4 Carroll, J. / 8.4
Moerman, A. / 5.1 Seraphin, K. / 4.9 Tomic, A. / 4.6
Heurtel, T. / 6.4 Ribas, P. / 2.8
Doncic, L. / 4.5 Campazzo, F. / 3.8
Sanders, R. / 1.5
Campazzo, F. / 1.4 Doncic, L. / 1.2
Seraphin, K. / 0.9 Hanga, A. / 0.7
Tavares, W. / 1.6
2PT
Oriola, P. / 59.2 % Seraphin, K. / 58.4 % Tomic, A. / 57.9 %
Tavares, W. / 68.0 % Doncic, L. / 60.9 % Carroll, J. / 58.1 %
3PT
Ribas, P. / 45.3 % Koponen, P. / 44.6 % Hanga, A. / 35.0 %
Carroll, J. / 42.6 % Fernandez, R. / 41.7 % Thompkins, T. / 41.4 %
FT
Heurtel, T. / 80.9 % Hanga, A. / 69.6 % Oriola, P. / 66.7 %
Doncic, L. / 81.4 % Reyes, F. / 78.9 % Taylor, J. / 76.5 %
PIR
Heurtel, T. / 14.0 Seraphin, K. / 12.5 Tomic, A. / 10.9
Doncic, L. / 24.3 Tavares, W. / 12.3 Thompkins, T. / 11.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
80.6 Points 84.5
34.8 Rebounds 35.7
9.3 O. Rebounds 10.4
25.5 D. Rebounds 25.3
20.6 Assists 18.8
6.2 Steals 6.7
2.5 Blocks 3.3
53.6 % 2PT 54.5 %
37.2 % 3PT 37.0 %
72.6 % FT 81.2 %
90.0 PIR 99.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.5 Points 79.1
35.0 Rebounds 34.5
10.0 O. Rebounds 11.0
25.0 D. Rebounds 23.5
17.0 Assists 16.3
6.1 Steals 6.4
2.7 Blocks 2.5
52.3 % 2PT 49.4 %
33.8 % 3PT 36.1 %
73.2 % FT 76.8 %
89.5 PIR 81.7
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FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Real Madrid

· EuroLeague Clasicos have been perfectly balanced, with 11 wins apiece in the competition this century. Madrid has won the last three.

· Los Blancos held home court in decisive fashion in Round 12, when Luka Doncic inspired an 87-75 win with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists.

· Barcelona and Madrid have met in the semifinals of the EuroLeague Final Four on three occasions. The first was in 1996, when Barcelona won 76-66 in Paris behind 24 points from Arturas Karnisovas. Madrid was victorious 67-74 in London in 2013 thanks to 17 points from Felipe Reyes. The following season, Madrid routed Barcelona 62-100 in Milan, Italy, as Sergio Rodriguez starred with 21 points.

· Barcelona center Kevin Seraphin and Madrid guard Fabien Causeur were teammates at Cholet during the 2009-10 season.

· Causeur was a teammate of Barcelona guard Thomas Heurtel and forward Adam Hanga at Baskonia. He played alongside his French countryman Heurtel for two and a half seasons, from 2012 to 2014, and with Hanga in the 2013-14 and 2015-16 EuroLeague campaigns.

· Real Madrid’s Anthony Randolph was a teammate of Barcelona’s Victor Claver at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2015-16 season. They reached the EuroLeague Final Four together

· Rudy Fernandez of Madrid and Pau Ribas of Barcelona were teammates at Joventut Badalona for four seasons, from 2004 to 2008. In recent years they have been teammates on the Spanish national team, too.

· Barcelona center Ante Tomic played two and a half seasons for Real Madrid between 2009 and 2012. He was a teammate there of current Madrid players, Felipe Reyes, Sergio Llull, Rudy Fernandez and Jaycee Carroll, and played under Coach Pablo Laso in the 2011-12 season, too.

· Madrid big man Felipe Reyes and Barcelona guard Juan Carlos Navarro have been playing together for the Spanish national team the entire century, making a bronze at EuroBasket 2001 their first medal together and proceeding to win a total of three Olympic medals, a 2006 World Championship gold, and six EuroBasket medals, including 2009 and 2011 golds.

· Navarro and Reyes have also for years been teammates on the national team together with Barcelona’s Victor Claver and Madrid’s Rudy Fernandez and Sergio Llull. Pau Ribas joined all five of them in on Spain’s silver-medal winning team at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

· Juan Carlos Navarro posted his career high in steals with 4 for Barcelona against Real Madrid in January 2009.

· Barcelona forward Sasha Vezenkov set a career high in with 10 rebounds for Barcelona against Real Madrid in November 2016.

· Madrid big man Anthony Randolph posted his career high in scoring with 28 points for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar against FC Barcelona Lassa in April 2016.

· Madrid vet Rudy Fernandez posted his career high in index rating with 38 for Real Madrid against FC Barcelona Lassa in February 2015.

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FC Barcelona Lassa

Roster
New head coach Svetislav Pesic is set to make his return to the EuroLeague on Barcelona’s bench in Round 23.
Kevin Seraphin remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Barcelona has used 13 different starters this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Petteri Koponen has made 22 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.
Pau Ribas has made 14 straight free throws in EuroLeague games.
Rankings
Thomas Heurtel is second in the EuroLeague in assists this season with 6.4 per game.
Rakim Sanders is third in the EuroLeague with 1.5 steals per game.
Records/Milestones
Juan Carlos Navarro is the EuroLeague career leader in scoring (4,096 points) and three-pointers made (613) and ranks third in free throws made (843).
Navarro is ninth on the all-time EuroLeague assists charts with 825.
Navarro is tied for sixth place all-time with retired CSKA great J.R. Holden with 247 career steals. Jonas Maciulis of Real Madrid is fifth with 250 and counting.
Thomas Heurtel is first on the EuroLeague all-time assists charts among qualified players with 5.68 assists per game.
Thomas Heurtel is fifth all-time with 954 career-assists. Theo Papaloukas is fourth with 977.
Petteri Koponen is ranked third all-time in the EuroLeague in free throw accuracy at 91.82%.
Ante Tomic is in the fifth place all-time with 1,217 rebounds in EuroLeague games. Fourth place belongs to Mirsad Turkcan with 1,287.
Tomic is ranked third on the all-time charts with 883 two-point shots for his career. Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid is second with 892 and counting.
Tomic is ranked 13th in the EuroLeague all-time blocks chart with 135 career blocks. D’Or Fischer is 12th with 138.

Real Madrid

Roster
Jaycee Carroll has not missed a EuroLeague game since April of 2014. He has played in 120 consecutive Real Madrid games.
Reigning EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull could miss the entire season with a torn ACL.
Ognjen Kuzmic is sidelined indefinitely with a ruptured ACL in his left knee.
Gustavo Ayon is out indefinitely with a shoulder injury.
Coach Pablo Laso has used 13 different players in the Madrid starting lineup so far this season. No player has started every game.
Streaks
Jaycee Carroll has made 38 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Luka Doncic has made at least 1 three-pointer in 13 of his last 14 EuroLeague games.
Doncic has recorded at least 1 steal in 10 of his last 11 games.
Facundo Campazzo has recorded at least 1 steal in 20 of his last 21 EuroLeague games.
Rudy Fernandez has made at least 1 three-pointer in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague appearances.
Fernandez has made 25 consecutive free throws in EuroLeague games.
Walter Tavares has blocked at least 1 shot in nine straight and 14 of his last 15 EuroLeague games.
Trey Thompkins has made at least 1 three-pointer in each of his last 11 EuroLeague appearances.
Rankings
Luka Doncic leads the league in performance index rating (24.3) and is second in scoring (17.9 ppg.) this season.
Facundo Campazzo is fourth in the EuroLeague this season with 1.4 steals per game.
Walter Tavares is ranked second in the EuroLeague this season with 1.6 blocks per game.
Tavares is fifth among all qualified EuroLeague players this season in rebounding with 6.1 per game.
Gustavo Ayon was the EuroLeague leader last season in two-point accuracy after making 69.8% of his attempts.
Records/Milestones
Felipe Reyes is second on the EuroLeague all-time charts with 309 appearances.
Reyes is the EuroLeague career leader in rebounds (1,690) and offensive rebounds (658).
Reyes is ranked fourth on the all-time EuroLeague scoring charts with 2,793 points. Milos Teodosic sits in third place with 2,807 points.
Reyes ranks second in career free throws made with 898.
Jonas Maciulis is in fifth place on the all-time list with 250 career steals. Gianluca Basile (261) is in fourth place.
Rudy Fernandez is ranked ninth on the all-time EuroLeague charts with 232 steals for his career. CSKA’s Victory Khryapa is eighth with 241 and counting.

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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
11 - 11
FC Barcelona Lassa Real Madrid
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Barcelona Lassa
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 8-4
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 3-7
Real Madrid
Home record vs. FC Barcelona Lassa: 7-3
Away record vs. FC Barcelona Lassa: 4-8

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 14 December 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 87 - 75 FC Barcelona Lassa
2016-17 22 March 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 85 - 69 FC Barcelona Lassa
2016-17 18 November 2016 Regular Season FC Barcelona Lassa 63 - 102 Real Madrid
2015-16 17 March 2016 Top 16 FC Barcelona Lassa 72 - 65 Real Madrid
2015-16 21 January 2016 Top 16 Real Madrid 86 - 87 FC Barcelona Lassa
2014-15 02 April 2015 Top 16 FC Barcelona 85 - 80 Real Madrid
2014-15 05 February 2015 Top 16 Real Madrid 97 - 73 FC Barcelona
2013-14 16 May 2014 Final Four FC Barcelona 62 - 100 Real Madrid
2012-13 10 May 2013 Final Four FC Barcelona Regal 67 - 74 Real Madrid
2009-10 01 April 2010 Playoffs Real Madrid 78 - 84 Regal FC Barcelona
2009-10 30 March 2010 Playoffs Real Madrid 73 - 84 Regal FC Barcelona
2009-10 25 March 2010 Playoffs Regal FC Barcelona 63 - 70 Real Madrid
2009-10 23 March 2010 Playoffs Regal FC Barcelona 68 - 61 Real Madrid
2008-09 04 March 2009 Top 16 Regal FC Barcelona 90 - 79 Real Madrid
2008-09 28 January 2009 Top 16 Real Madrid 85 - 83 Regal FC Barcelona
2007-08 17 January 2008 Regular Season Real Madrid 82 - 79 AXA FC Barcelona
2007-08 22 November 2007 Regular Season AXA FC Barcelona 73 - 62 Real Madrid
2005-06 13 April 2006 Playoffs Winterthur FC Barcelona 76 - 70 Real Madrid
2005-06 06 April 2006 Playoffs Real Madrid 84 - 78 Winterthur FC Barcelona
2005-06 04 April 2006 Playoffs Winterthur FC Barcelona 72 - 58 Real Madrid
2004-05 31 March 2005 Top 16 Real Madrid 76 - 73 FC Barcelona
2004-05 03 March 2005 Top 16 FC Barcelona 84 - 71 Real Madrid