2020-21Regular SeasonRound 21
January 22, 2021 CET: 18:00
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Records

15-5 Regular Season 10-10
15-5 Overall 10-10

Referees

Crew Chief
GARCIA, JUAN CARLOS
Umpire 1
MAJKIC, MARIO
Umpire 2
THEPENIER, HUGUES

The Take

This is a battle between two of the last three Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions. CSKA Moscow (15-5) leads the standings despite two losses in its last three games. Mike James (20.4 ppg., 5.9 apg.), Nikola Milutinov (9.4 ppg., 8.6 rpg.) and Darrun Hilliard (11.1 ppg.) are leading the team right now. Fenerbahce (10-10) is on a five-game winning streak, led by Nando De Colo (12.1 ppg.), Jan Vesely (11.8 ppg., 5.3 rpg.) and Marko Guduric (11.6 ppg., 4.0 apg.).

Marquee matchup

Vesely has had some of the best games of his career against CSKA. He had a career-high 31 points in a 93-95 overtime win against CSKA on November 17, 2017. He is playing well lately, too, averaging 14.4 points on 34-of-45 two-point shooting (75.6% 2FG) and a PIR of 21.0 in the last five games. Milutinov has recorded seven double-doubles this season, six of them in the last eight games. Milutinov and Vesely have played against each other for years, so expect a strong matchup that may well go down to details.

Earlier this season

In a thriller, CSKA edged Fenerbahce in overtime 77-78 in Round 3 on October 14. Will Clyburn, who is currently injured, led the winners with 26 points and James added 14 points and 6 assists for CSKA. De Colo paced Fenerbahce with 21 points before being ejected with 2 technical fouls. Jarell Eddie added 18 on 6-for-6 three-point shooting. Clyburn sent the game to the extra period with a three-pointer and also provided the go-ahead layup-plus-foul that allowed CSKA to win the game.

Keys to victory: CSKA

CSKA leads the EuroLeague in scoring at 84.6 points per game and in offensive rebounds (13.8 orpg.). It is struggling to score in the paint, however, as CSKA ranks 17th in two-point shooting (50.7%). Playing at a really high rhythm, with James running the show in transition and elite, mobile big men in Milutinov and Toko Shengelia should allow CSKA to find advantages everywhere. Stopping former CSKA star De Colo may be one of the biggest keys to this game.

Keys to victory: Fenerbahce

Fenerbahce has combined for 30 of 52 three-point shooting (57.7%) in its last two games. Adding a great scorer like Guduric has paid off right away, as all shooters - Eddie, De Colo, Lorenzo Brown, Melih Mahmutoglu - have found more space to pull the trigger. Stopping Milutinov should be a priority, and Fenerbahce relies on Vesely, Ahmey Duverioglu and Johnny Hamilton to do so. Brown and Alex Perez must be ready to play on-the-ball defense against James to prevent him from making the difference in this game.

Monday, January 18, 2021
Euroleague.net
CSKA Moscow
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 BOLOMBOY, JOEL F 2.04 26
4 KHOMENKO, ALEXANDER G 1.92 21
5 JAMES, MIKE G 1.85 30
6 HILLIARD, DARRUN G 1.98 27
7 UKHOV, IVAN G 1.93 25
10 HACKETT, DANIEL G 1.96 33
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN F 2.02 31
13 STRELNIEKS, JANIS G 1.91 31
17 VOIGTMANN, JOHANNES F 2.11 28
21 CLYBURN, WILL F 2.01 30
23 SHENGELIA, TORNIKE F 2.06 29
28 LOPATIN, ANDREI F 2.08 22
32 UMRIKHIN, YURY G 1.88 21
33 MILUTINOV, NIKOLA C 2.13 26
41 KURBANOV, NIKITA F 2.02 34
51 SHASHKOV, ALEXANDER F 2.10 20
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 HAMILTON, JOHNNY C 2.13 26
4 BROWN, LORENZO G 1.96 30
5 PEREZ, ALEX G 1.91 27
8 GUDURIC, MARKO G 1.96 25
10 MAHMUTOGLU, MELIH G 1.91 30
13 BIBEROVIC, TARIK F 2.01 19
17 ONAN, YIGIT F 2.07 18
19 DE COLO, NANDO G 1.96 33
21 PIERRE, DYSHAWN F 1.98 27
22 BARTHEL, DANILO F 2.08 29
24 VESELY, JAN C 2.13 30
25 SIPAHI, KENAN G 1.97 25
31 EDDIE, JARELL F 2.01 29
32 CANDAN, BERKAY F 2.05 27
35 MUHAMMED, ALI G 1.78 37
44 DUVERIOGLU, AHMET C 2.09 27
92 ULANOVAS, EDGARAS F 1.99 29

Player Stats

James, M. / 20.4 Clyburn, W. / 14.1 Hilliard, D. / 11.1
De Colo, N. / 12.1 Vesely, J. / 11.8 Brown, L. / 10.7
Vesely, J. / 5.3
James, M. / 5.9
Brown, L. / 3.9 De Colo, N. / 3.5
James, M. / 1.1 Hackett, D. / 1.0
Brown, L. / 1.7 De Colo, N. / 1.4
Bolomboy, J. / 0.6
Hamilton, J. / 0.6 Vesely, J. / 0.5
2PT
Milutinov, N. / 67.0% Bolomboy, J. / 60.0% James, M. / 52.5%
Duverioglu, A. / 73.8% Vesely, J. / 62.5% Barthel, D. / 58.3%
3PT
Hackett, D. / 48.9% Voigtmann, J. / 47.4% James, M. / 38.5%
Muhammed, A. / 46.0% Eddie, J. / 45.8% Ulanovas, E. / 40.0%
FT
Hackett, D. / 87.1% James, M. / 81.9% Clyburn, W. / 79.7%
De Colo, N. / 97.8% Barthel, D. / 86.7% Pierre, D. / 85.4%
PIR
James, M. / 21.5 Milutinov, N. / 17.4 Clyburn, W. / 13.1
Vesely, J. / 15.2 De Colo, N. / 14.9 Pierre, D. / 10.5

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.6 Points 75.9
37.7 Rebounds 30.8
13.8 O. Rebounds 8.0
23.9 D. Rebounds 22.8
15.3 Assists 18.6
5.9 Steals 6.9
2.1 Blocks 1.9
50.7% 2PT 54.3%
38.0% 3PT 39.2%
77.1% FT 83.3%
93.9 PIR 83.5

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
79.0 Points 78.1
32.4 Rebounds 34.0
10.1 O. Rebounds 11.4
22.3 D. Rebounds 22.6
17.0 Assists 20.0
5.9 Steals 7.7
2.7 Blocks 2.4
50.9% 2PT 51.5%
37.0% 3PT 37.4%
82.3% FT 77.2%
82.0 PIR 89.3
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CSKA Moscow vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

· CSKA has a 20-8 advantage in games against Fenerbahce. CSKA edged Fenerbahce 77-78 in Round 3 behind 26 points from Will Clyburn.

· Last season in their clash in Moscow, Mike James drilled 31 points as CSKA topped Fenerbahce 88-70. James's scoring total included 6-for-8 three-point and 9-for-9 free-throw shooting, and he accumulated a performance index rating of 38. He earned MVP of the Round honors for his performance. 

· James hit a career-best 6 triples twice in his career against Fenerbahce. First, playing for AX Armani Exchange Milan in December 2018 and again last season in a CSKA uniform on November 2019. 

· CSKA beat Fenerbahce 96-101 in the 2016 championship game, which went to overtime on a buzzer-beating tip-in by Victor Khryapa. Nando De Colo, now with Fenerbahce, led CSKA that night with 22 points and was voted the Final Four MVP.

· In the 2015 third-place game, CSKA held off a second-half rally by Fenerbahce to win 80-86 as Nando De Colo came off the bench with 17 points for CSKA.

· De Colo returns to Moscow where he spent five seasons as an All-EuroLeague performer for CSKA, helping the team win the 2016 and 2019 EuroLeague titles. He made history in 2015-16 as the first EuroLeague player ever to win the Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy and to be voted both the full-season and Final Four MVP. De Colo played under Coach Dimitris Itoudis and was a teammate of much of the current CSKA squad.

· De Colo and CSKA forward Toko Shengelia were teammates at Valencia Basket during the 2009-10 season and won the 2010 EuroCup title together that season.

· CSKA's Johannes Voigtmann and Fenerbahce's Danilo Barthel were teammates on the German national team at the 2019 World Cup.

· Shengelia set his career-highs in PIR (37) and blocks (3) playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Fenerbahce in January 2020.

· Shengelia set his career-high in steals with 4 playing for Baskonia against Fenerbahce in November 2018.

· Fenerbahce guard Marko Guduric matched his career-high with 4 steals in victory against CSKA in December 2018.

· CSKA guard Daniel Hackett pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds playing for Milan against Fenerbahce twice in the 2014-15 season.

· CSKA forward Nikita Kurbanov had a career-high 3 blocks when CSKA hosted Fenerbahce in November 2017.

· Fenerbahce center Jan Vesely scored a career-high 31 points in Fenerbahce's 93-95 overtime win in Moscow in November 2017 including 14 two-pointers made on 19 attempts.

· Fenerbahce playmaker Ali Muhammed matched his career-best with 4 steals vs. CSKA in December 2016.

· Fenerbahce big man Danilo Barthel set a career-high in rebounds with 11 playing for FC Bayern Munich against CSKA in November 2018.

· CSKA guard Janis Strelnieks set a career-high with a PIR of 29 in a win over Fenerbahce last season.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Euroleague.net

CSKA Moscow

Roster
Ten different players have appeared in CSKA's starting lineups so far this season. Only Nikita Kurbanov has started every game.
Will Clyburn is out with an ankle injury.
Daniel Hackett has missed the last three games with an ankle injury.

Streaks
Mike James has made at least 1 three-point shot in 14 straight and 39 of his last 40 games.
James has scored in double figures in 14 straight and 44 of his last 45 games.
James has posted a PIR of at least 19 in 12 straight games.
Will Clyburn has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.
Darrun Hilliard has made at least 1 three-pointer in eight of his last nine games.
Hilliard has made 14 consecutive free throws.

Rankings
Mike James leads the EuroLeague in scoring this season with 20.4 points per game.
James ranks sixth this season with 5.9 assists per game.
James ranks second this season in average PIR with 21.5 per game and Nikola Milutinov ranks seventh with 17.4 per game.
James ranks fourth this season with 2.7 three-point shots made per game.
Nikola Milutinov leads the league this season with 8.6 rebounds per game and in offensive rebounding with 4.4 per game.

Records/Milestones
In Round 17, Nikola Milutinov smashed the EuroLeague single-game record with 16 offensive rebounds.
Milutinov ranks seventh all-time with 451 offensive rebounds. Jan Vesely of Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul is fifth with 457 and counting.
Janis Strelnieks ranks ninth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 90.34%.
Mike James needs 1 more three-pointer to reach 300 for his career.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Roster
Twelve different players have started games for Fenerbahce so far this season. Edgaras Ulanovas is the only player to start every game.
Marko Guduric has started all five games since joining the team. Fenerbahce is 5-0 in those games.

Rankings
Jan Vesely has scored at least 10 points and posted a PIR in double-digits in eight of his last nine games.
Nando De Colo has scored in double figures and posted double-digit PIRs in six of his last seven appearances.
De Colo has at least 1 steal in six of his last seven games.
DyShawn Pierre has made 23 consecutive free throws.
Jarell Eddie is perfect in 12 trips to the free-throw line this season.

Rankings
Lorenzo Brown ranks second in steals this season with 1.7 per game and Nando De Colo is tied for fifth with 1.4 per game.
Nando De Colo ranks second in the league in free-throw accuracy at 97.8%.
Ahmet Duverioglu ranks fourth this season in two-point accuracy at 73.8%.

Records/Milestones
Jan Vesely ranks sixth all-time with 457 offensive rebounds. Othello Hunter of Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv is fifth with 460 and counting.
Vesely is sixth all-time with 959 two-pointers made. Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid is fifth with 969 and counting.
Vesely is 11th all-time with 159 career blocks. Former EuroLeague Best Defender Victor Khryapa (161) is 10th.
Vesely is ranked ninth all-time with 1,171 rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is eighth with 1,189.
Vesely is in 17th place all-time with 2,504 points. Jaka Lakovic is 16th with 2,524.
Nando De Colo is the all-time leader in free-throw accuracy at 94.2%.
De Colo is ranked fourth all-time in scoring with 3,251 points. Georgios Printezis of Olympiacos Piraeus is third with 3,360 and counting.
De Colo ranks fourth all-time with 813 free throws made. FC Barcelona legend Juan Carlos Navarro is third with 853.
De Colo ranks seventh all-time with 3,643 index rating points. Ante Tomic is sixth with 3,723.
De Colo is in 19th place all-time with 312 career three-pointers. Ali Muhammed ranks 20th with 305.
Muhammed is 16 points shy of reaching 1,500 for his career.
Edgaras Ulanovas needs 4 more steals to reach 100 for his career.
Ahmet Duverioglu ranks fifth all-time in two-point accuracy at 67.1%.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
20 - 8
CSKA Moscow Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
CSKA Moscow
Home record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 9-4
Away record vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul: 9-4
Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
Home record vs. CSKA Moscow: 4-9
Away record vs. CSKA Moscow: 4-9

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2020-21 14 October 2020 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 77 - 78 CSKA Moscow
2019-20 15 November 2019 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 88 - 70 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2018-19 21 March 2019 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 70 - 68 Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul
2018-19 18 December 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 79 - 75 CSKA Moscow
2017-18 16 March 2018 Regular Season Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul 79 - 81 CSKA Moscow
2017-18 17 November 2017 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 93 - 95 Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul
2016-17 02 February 2017 Regular Season Fenerbahce Istanbul 77 - 71 CSKA Moscow
2016-17 23 December 2016 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 79 - 95 Fenerbahce Istanbul
2015-16 15 May 2016 Final Four Fenerbahce Istanbul 96 - 101 CSKA Moscow
2014-15 17 May 2015 Final Four Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 80 - 86 CSKA Moscow
2014-15 27 February 2015 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 75 - 81 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2014-15 02 January 2015 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 81 - 84 CSKA Moscow
2013-14 06 December 2013 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 74 - 78 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
2013-14 31 October 2013 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 86 - 60 CSKA Moscow
2008-09 04 March 2009 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 77 - 60 Fenerbahce Ulker
2008-09 29 January 2009 Top 16 Fenerbahce Ulker 48 - 66 CSKA Moscow
2006-07 31 January 2007 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 85 - 66 Fenerbahce Ulker
2006-07 06 December 2006 Regular Season Fenerbahce Ulker 64 - 74 CSKA Moscow
2005-06 01 February 2006 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 74 - 51 Ulker
2005-06 07 December 2005 Regular Season Ulker 49 - 82 CSKA Moscow
2004-05 07 April 2005 Playoffs Ulker 64 - 82 CSKA Moscow
2004-05 05 April 2005 Playoffs CSKA Moscow 88 - 74 Ulker
2004-05 19 January 2005 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 90 - 77 Ulker
2004-05 24 November 2004 Regular Season Ulker 82 - 87 CSKA Moscow
2002-03 11 December 2002 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 78 - 62 Ulker
2002-03 09 October 2002 Regular Season Ulker 63 - 66 CSKA Moscow
2001-02 18 April 2002 Top 16 Ulker 96 - 91 CSKA Moscow
2001-02 06 March 2002 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 86 - 80 Ulker