2019-20Regular SeasonRound 4
October 24, 2019 CET: 20:30
Local time: 20:30 AUDI DOME
Balkans: SPORTKLUB6
Turkey: beIN SPORTS HD 4
Baltic: TVPLAY SPORTS+, PREMIUM
United Kingdom: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Brazil: DAZN
United States of America: FLOHOOPS
Greece: NOVASPORTS 3HD
Internet: EUROLEAGUE.TV
Israel: 5LIVE
Denmark: VIAPLAY
Italy: EUROSPORT PLAYER
Sweden: VIAPLAY
Russian Federation: MATCH!IGRA
Norway: VIAPLAY
Spain: DAZN
Finland: VIASAT URHEILU

Records

2-1 Regular Season 2-1
2-1 Overall 2-1

Referees

Crew Chief
HIERREZUELO, DANIEL
Umpire 1
HORDOV, TOMISLAV
Umpire 2
BAUMANIS, INGUS

The Take

Coming off one of its best-ever offensive performances in the EuroLeague, Bayern will try to keep its perfect home record intact when it welcomes Khimki Mosco Region. Dating back to last season, Bayern has won seven of its last eight home games in the competition, including a 104-63 thrashing of LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne last week. Going into this clash, both teams hold 2-1 records, and for both teams, the only loss so far came on the road against CSKA Moscow.

History lesson

Bayern is a perfect 6-0 all-time against Khimki, including winning all of their four EuroLeague meetings between 2015 and last season. The last time Khimki visited Audi Dome, Nihad Dedovic scored 14, and Vladimir Lucic had 13 points in a 72-65 win. In those four games against Khimki, Bayern has also set two club single-game records, both in the 2015-16 season, registering 15 steals in 69-60 home triumph, and collecting 49 rebounds in a 70-81 road win.

Duo returns

Khimki's Stefan Jovic and Devin Booker arrived this summer from Bayern. Booker spent the last three seasons with Bayern, and Jovic played the last two. They played under Coach Dejan Radonjic and were teammates with much of the current Bayern roster in helping the team win back-to-back German League titles. So far, Booker has shined in a starting role, while Jovic has missed the last two games with a back injury.

Marquee matchup

Coming "home" to Munich, where he spent the last three seasons, will be a special occasion for Booker. He has been one of the cornerstones of Khimki's early success, averaging 12.0 points and leading the team with 5.7 rebounds through three games, but he now goes against Greg Monroe, a man who took over in Bayern's paint. Monroe has been a monster, posting 10.3 points, ranks third in the league in rebounding with 8.7 per game, plus delivers 3.7 assists and 1.3 blocks, and it should be a great heavyweight battle between the two on Thursday night.

Keys to victory: Bayern

Away from the spotlight, Bayern had been playing good defensively so far this season. By holding opponents to 68.7 points per game, Bayern is the only team in the league allowing below 70 points, and on the home floor that averages drop to 63.5. Bayern has done a great job so far forcing a low-percentage shooting from its opponents, and the team will need to continue that trend against Alexey Shved and the rest of a dangerous shooting Khimki squad.

Keys to victory: Khimki

Khimki has entered the season having problems with player injuries, and coach Rimas Kurtinaitis has been forced to use shortened rotation. In such circumstances, only nine different players have scored a basket through three games, and only five are scoring more than 6.5 points per game. Facing one of the league's best defenses to start the season, Khimki will need more players to step up on the offense, and take the load off Shved's shoulders.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Euroleague.net
FC Bayern Munich
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 GEORGE, JASON G 1.98 18
5 BRAY, THOMAS G 1.96 27
7 KING, ALEX F 2.00 34
8 KOPONEN, PETTERI G 1.94 31
10 MONROE, GREGORY C 2.11 29
11 LUCIC, VLADIMIR F 2.04 30
12 LO, MAODO G 1.91 26
14 DEDOVIC, NIHAD G 1.99 29
16 ZIPSER, PAUL F 2.03 25
20 NELSON, DEMARCUS G 1.93 33
21 FLACCADORI, DIEGO G 1.93 23
22 BARTHEL, DANILO F 2.08 28
26 LESSORT, MATHIAS C 2.06 24
34 HUESTIS, JOSHUA F 2.01 27
43 RADOSEVIC, LEON C 2.08 29
44 GRANT, SASHA F 1.98 17
66 RUDAN, MATEJ F 2.05 18
Khimki Moscow Region
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 SHVED, ALEXEY G 1.98 30
3 KRAMER, CHRIS G 1.91 31
5 BOOKER, DEVIN C 2.05 28
6 TIMMA, JANIS F 2.01 27
7 KARASEV, SERGEY F 2.01 25
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 28
31 VALIEV, EVGENY F 2.05 29
34 BARASHKOV, MAKSIM F 2.01 21
40 EVANS, JEREMY C 2.06 32
45 BERTANS, DAIRIS G 1.92 30

Player Stats

Djedovic, N. / 14.0 Lo, M. / 13.3 Lucic, V. / 12.0
Shved, A. / 22.7 Timma, J. / 15.7 Booker, D. / 12.0
Monroe, G. / 8.7 Barthel, D. / 4.3 Lucic, V. / 4.0
Booker, D. / 5.7 Evans, J. / 5.3 Gill, A. / 5.3
Monroe, G. / 3.7 Koponen, P. / 3.0 Nelson, D. / 2.7
Shved, A. / 5.3 Jovic, S. / 4.0 Zaytsev, V. / 2.0
Djedovic, N. / 2.0 Nelson, D. / 1.0 Lucic, V. / 0.7
Timma, J. / 2.3 Booker, D. / 1.7 Evans, J. / 1.0
Evans, J. / 1.7 Booker, D. / 1.0 Zaytsev, V. / 0.7
2PT
king, A. / 100.0 % Lucic, V. / 92.9 % Flaccadori, D. / 75.0 %
Evans, J. / 75.0 % Bertans, D. / 75.0 % Booker, D. / 68.2 %
3PT
Lo, M. / 70.0 % Koponen, P. / 60.0 % Djedovic, N. / 50.0 %
Gill, A. / 66.7 % Monia, S. / 66.7 % Evans, J. / 50.0 %
FT
Lucic, V. / 100.0 % Barthel, D. / 100.0 % Koponen, P. / 100.0 %
Booker, D. / 100.0 % Bertans, D. / 100.0 % Timma, J. / 100.0 %
PIR
Lucic, V. / 17.0 Monroe, G. / 17.0 Djedovic, N. / 15.7
Booker, D. / 16.7 Shved, A. / 15.3 Timma, J. / 14.7

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
83.3 Points 84.7
37.0 Rebounds 35.7
9.3 O. Rebounds 10.3
27.7 D. Rebounds 25.3
18.0 Assists 17.3
7.0 Steals 6.7
4.0 Blocks 4.7
51.7 % 2PT 54.5 %
44.4 % 3PT 34.4 %
76.9 % FT 82.8 %
100.0 PIR 92.3

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
68.7 Points 86.0
33.7 Rebounds 40.0
11.3 O. Rebounds 16.0
22.3 D. Rebounds 24.0
15.3 Assists 14.3
6.3 Steals 8.0
4.0 Blocks 2.7
44.6 % 2PT 54.1 %
32.0 % 3PT 31.0 %
70.8 % FT 63.2 %
68.0 PIR 90.3

Head Coaches

RADONJIC, DEJAN
FC Bayern Munich
"Khimki started very well and we have to be prepared for a tough game. Alexey Shved isn't only Khimki's most important and best player; he is one of the best players in Europe."
KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"FC Bayern Munich is a very serious team with very strong defense and discipline. They changed their roster in the offseason, but the coach is the same and their style is clear for us. Some of last season's leaders, I mean Dedovic and Lucic, stayed in the team. Also, they signed a good center in Monroe. So, it will be tough for us, moreover we have never beaten FC Bayern yet and we want to change this balance. It will depend on our players. We still have problems with point guards, but at the same time Sergey Karasev plays better from game to game. We had good local game against Astana recently, and now we prepare for a serious battle against FC Bayern Munich."

Players

DEDOVIC, NIHAD
FC Bayern Munich
"We're looking forward to seeing Devin Booker back at the Audi Dome, but we have to pay attention to all their players. Khimki is a strong team with great players at every position and they want to reach the playoffs."
EVANS, JEREMY
Khimki Moscow Region
"We know they are a powerful team, going in we've got to respect that, but we want to win. We are practicing and preparing ourselves to go there, fight and try to win. They have real power in Greg Monroe. I played against him in the NBA. He is a skilled big man who can block shots and play post up, so I have to show the best that I can and use the help of my teammates to get stops on him."

FC Bayern Munich vs. Khimki Moscow Region

· Bayern is a perfect 6-0 all-time against Khimki, including all of their four EuroLeague meetings between 2015 and last season.

· Bayern set two club EuroLeague single-game records against Khimki in the 2015-16 season, registering 15 steals in October 2015 and collecting 49 rebounds in November 2015.

· Bayern guard Petteri Koponen returns to Khimki where he played for 4 seasons, from 2012 to 2016. He helped the team win the 2015 EuroCup together with Sergey Monia and Egor Vialtsev. He was also a teammate there of Alexey Shved during the 2015-16 season.

· Khimki's Stefan Jovic and Devin Booker arrived this summer from Bayern. Booker spent the last three seasons with Bayern, and Jovic played the last two. They played under Coach Dejan Radonjic and were teammates with much of the current Bayern roster in helping the team win back-to-back German League titles.

· Jovic also played under Coach Radonjic at Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade for three seasons, from 2014 to 2017.

· Jovic and Bayern forward Vladimir Lucic have not only been teammates at Bayern but also with the Serbian national team.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

FC Bayern Munich

Roster
Josh Huestis is among the Bayern players in line to make a EuroLeague debut.
Bayern has registered 17 players for the EuroLeague, so there will be several scratches every week.

Streaks
Petteri Koponen has made at least 1 three-pointer in 11 of his last 12 games.

Rankings
Greg Monroe ranks third this season with 8.7 rebounds per game.
Monroe is tied for fourth with 1.3 blocks per game.
Nihad Dedovic is tied for fifth this season with 2.0 steals per game.

Records/Milestones
Petteri Koponen ranks fourth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 91.8%.
Petteri Koponen ranks 13th all-time in three-point accuracy at 45.6%.

Khimki Moscow Region

Roster
Chris Kramer is in line to make his EuroLeague debut when he returns from injury.

Streaks
Alexey Shved has made at least 1 three-pointer in 37 straight and 55 of his last 56 appearances dating back to March 2016.
Shved has scored at least 12 points in each of his last 51 games.

Rankings
Alexey Shved ranks second in scoring this season with 22.7 points per game.
Shved ranks fifth this season with 5.3 assists per game.
Jeremy Evans is tied for second this season with 1.7 blocks per game.
Janis Timma is tied for second place this season with 2.3 steals per game.
Last season, Dairis Bertans led the EuroLeague in three-point accuracy at 53.6%.

Records/Milestones
Alexey Shved holds the 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.
Khimki Anthony Gill ranks ninth all-time with 65.0% two-point accuracy.

Monday, October 21, 2019
Euroleague.net

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
4 - 0
FC Bayern Munich Khimki Moscow Region
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
FC Bayern Munich
Home record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 2-0
Away record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 2-0
Khimki Moscow Region
Home record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 0-2
Away record vs. FC Bayern Munich: 0-2

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 25 January 2019 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 60 - 71 FC Bayern Munich
2018-19 06 December 2018 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 72 - 65 Khimki Moscow Region
2015-16 26 November 2015 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 70 - 81 FC Bayern Munich
2015-16 22 October 2015 Regular Season FC Bayern Munich 69 - 60 Khimki Moscow Region