2019-20Regular SeasonRound 26
February 28, 2020 CET: 18:00
Local time: 20:00 ARENA MYTISHCHI
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Records

11-14 Regular Season 9-16
11-14 Overall 9-16

Referees

To be announced soon

The Take

After climbing into the playoff zone last week, eighth-place Khimki needs to protect its home floor to remain there against a reeling ASVEL squad that is only two wins back and can ill-afford another loss if it is to stay in the playoff hunt. While Khimki is all smiles after winning back-to-back games for the first time since November, the French champs have lost eight of their last nine games.

When they last met…

ASVEL survived a big fourth-quarter rally to hold off visiting Khimki Moscow Region 92-88 in Round 16. ASVEL was up by 19 points after the opening possession of the fourth quarter, but Khimki rallied to get within a single point. David Lighty paced the winners with 20 points and Jordan Taylor had 17 points and 8 assists. Janis Timma netted 20 points on 6-for-11 three-point shooting for Khimki.

Marquee matchup

David Lighty is expected back after missing last week's game and he will be needed to help lead the defensive effort against Khimki's scoring stud Alexey Shved. The list of players who may get the defensive assignment on Shved included any guard with enough speed and length to match up with him, including Antoine Diot, Theo Maledon and even small forward Charles Kahudi, but the veteran Lighty, who is also a team leader, is the natural matchup.

Keys to victory: Khimki

When it comes to Khimki, most think about offense first. However, when its defense is on, good things happen. Khimki is 8-1 this season when it has held opponents below 80 points. Considering that ASVEL averages just 74.1 points per game, which is third-lowest in the league, a strong defensive effort may be the safest way to extend the winning streak and remain in the playoff zone.

Keys to victory: ASVEL

No team shoots as many three-pointers as Khimki (28.9 attempts per game) and ASVEL has allowed opponents to make 41.2% of their threes, which is second-highest in the competition. ASVEL will need its perimeter defenders at their best to deny any open shots for the Khimki shooters. Taking Khimki out of its comfort zone and making it work harder for shots could be the key to victory.

Monday, February 24, 2020
Euroleague.net
Khimki Moscow Region
# Player Pos. H. Age
0 ROBINSON, THOMAS C 2.08 28
1 SHVED, ALEXEY G 1.98 31
3 KRAMER, CHRIS G 1.91 31
5 BOOKER, DEVIN C 2.05 29
6 TIMMA, JANIS F 2.01 27
7 KARASEV, SERGEY F 2.01 26
8 ZAYTSEV, VYACHESLAV G 1.90 30
9 VIALTSEV, EGOR F 1.93 34
10 DESIATNIKOV, ANDREI C 2.20 25
11 JEREBKO, JONAS C 2.08 32
12 MONIA, SERGEY F 2.02 36
13 GILL, ANTHONY F 2.04 27
24 JOVIC, STEFAN G 1.98 29
34 BARASHKOV, MAKSIM F 2.01 21
40 EVANS, JEREMY C 2.06 32
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS G 1.92 30
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
# Player Pos. H. Age
2 TAYLOR, JORDAN G 1.85 30
3 JEKIRI, TONYE C 2.12 25
5 KAHUDI, CHARLES F 1.96 33
6 MALEDON, THEO G 1.92 18
7 BERRY, DAVION G 1.92 28
9 LOMAZS, RIHARDS F 1.87 23
11 GALLIOU, CHARLES F 2.02 24
12 NOUA, AMINE C 2.02 23
17 JEAN-CHARLES, LIVIO F 2.05 26
19 DIOT, ANTOINE G 1.93 31
21 BAKO, ISMAEL C 2.08 24
23 LIGHTY, DAVID F 1.95 31
32 STRAZEL, MATTHEW G 1.82 17
33 PAYNE, ADREIAN C 2.08 29

Player Stats

Shved, A. / 21.1 Timma, J. / 12.4 Booker, D. / 11.4
Booker, D. / 5.0 Gill, A. / 4.7
Jekiri, T. / 7.5
Shved, A. / 6.0 Jovic, S. / 3.9 Kramer, C. / 2.8
Taylor, J. / 3.9 Maledon, T. / 3.1 Diot, A. / 2.9
Jovic, S. / 1.4 Timma, J. / 1.3
Lighty, D. / 1.0
Evans, J. / 0.6 Zaytsev, V. / 0.5
2PT
Gill, A. / 67.6% Zaytsev, V. / 65.6% Evans, J. / 61.7%
Noua, A. / 64.6% Jean-Charles, L. / 57.5% Maledon, T. / 53.3%
3PT
Jovic, S. / 50.0% Booker, D. / 48.5% Gill, A. / 45.7%
Lomazs, R. / 39.6% Kahudi, C. / 38.6% Maledon, T. / 37.8%
FT
Shved, A. / 89.1% Gill, A. / 85.0% Booker, D. / 82.8%
Jean-Charles, L. / 86.8% Bako, I. / 83.9% Lighty, D. / 81.6%
PIR
Shved, A. / 18.4 Booker, D. / 13.6 Jerebko, J. / 11.6
Jekiri, T. / 12.8

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
84.8 Points 74.1
32.7 Rebounds 31.8
9.5 O. Rebounds 11.0
23.2 D. Rebounds 20.9
19.1 Assists 16.3
6.4 Steals 5.5
2.9 Blocks 2.9
56.1% 2PT 49.6%
38.1% 3PT 33.6%
81.4% FT 76.3%
90.6 PIR 74.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
86.0 Points 81.2
35.6 Rebounds 34.1
11.9 O. Rebounds 9.5
23.7 D. Rebounds 24.6
18.0 Assists 17.7
7.4 Steals 6.0
2.0 Blocks 2.4
54.7% 2PT 54.5%
37.0% 3PT 41.2%
73.9% FT 74.3%
99.0 PIR 94.2
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Khimki Moscow Region vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

· Khimki and ASVEL had never played each other before in the EuroLeague before this season; they met in the EuroCup Top 16 in 2012 when Khimki won both games.

· In Round 16, ASVEL held off Khimki 92-88 behind 20 points from David Lighty, and 17 points plus 8 assists from Jordan Taylor.

· ASVEL shooting guard Rihards Lomazs has been a teammate of Khimki's Janis Timma and Dairis Bertans on the Latvian national team.

· ASVEL guard Jordan Taylor posted his career-high in with a performance index rating of 24 against Khimki in Round 16.

· ASVEL swingman David Lighty set his career-high with a PIR of 27 and tied a career-best with 20 points against Khimki in Round 16.

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Euroleague.net

Khimki Moscow Region

Roster
Coach Kurtinaitis has used 11 different players as starters. Devin Booker is the only player to have started every game.
Thomas Robinson made his season debut with Khimki in Round 25.
In Round 25, Dairis Bertans returned to action after missing three games.
Jeremy Evans has missed the last four games.
Anthony Gill has missed Khimki's last three games.
Injured center Timofey Mozgov is not on the active roster.

Streaks
Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in 17 straight and 56 of his last 57 appearances.
Shved has scored in double figures in each of his last 71 games.
Janis Timma has made a three-pointer in 17 of his last 18 games.
Jonas Jerebko hit at least 1 three-point shot in eight of his last nine games.
Jerebko scored in double figures and had double-digit PIRs in five of his last six games.

Rankings
Alexey Shved ranks third this season with 21.1 points per game.
Shved ranks fifth this season in average PIR with 18.4 per game
Alexey Shved ranks fourth this season with 6.0 assists per game.
Shved ranks third this season with 3.1 three-point shots made per game; Timma is fifth with 2.8 on average.

Records/Milestones
Alexey Shved holds EuroLeague single-season records with 740 points and 107 three-pointers made, both set in the 2017-18 season.
Stefan Jovic holds the EuroLeague single-game record with 19 assists, which Facundo Campazzo tied in Round 24.
Dairis Bertans ranks 13th all-time in three-point accuracy at 46.1%.
Anthony Gill ranks seventh all-time in two-point accuracy at 66.23%.

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Roster
ASVEL has used 14 different players in its starting lineup this season. No player has started every game.
New signing Davion Berry could make his EuroLeague debut this week.

Streaks
Antoine Diot has made at least 1 three-point shot in five of his last six games.
Livio Jean-Charles has hit at least 1 three-point shot in four of his last five games.
Tonye Jekiri had a double-digit PIR in four of his last five games.
Jekiri had at least 5 rebounds in four of his last five appearances.

Rankings
Tonye Jekiri ranks second this season with 7.5 total rebounds and third with 2.7 offensive rebounds per game.

Records/Milestones
Tonye Jekiri's 19 rebounds in Round 8 against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade were the most in the league since Donatas Motiejunas had 21 for Asseco Prokom Gdynia in December 2011.

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
0 - 1
Khimki Moscow Region LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Khimki Moscow Region
Home record vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne: 0-0
Away record vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne: 0-1
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
Home record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 1-0
Away record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 0-0

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2019-20 26 December 2019 Regular Season LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne 92 - 88 Khimki Moscow Region