2019-20Regular SeasonRound 10
November 21, 2019 CET: 21:00
Local time: 21:00 LA FONTETA
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Records

3-6 Regular Season 6-3
3-6 Overall 6-3

Referees

Crew Chief
LAMONICA, LUIGI
Umpire 1
PETEK, SASO
Umpire 2
TRAWICKI, TOMASZ

The Take

A classic 7DAYS EuroCup duel makes its jump to the big stage as Valencia Basket (3-6) welcomes Khimki Moscow Region (6-3) to Spain on Thursday. After a struggling start, Valencia has managed to win three of its last four games, the last two in a row, the last one at home against Zenit St Petersburg in a thriller. Khimki seems much more consistent but comes off a blowout loss at Real Madrid and will look to get back on the winning track in its second game of the week in Spain.

History lesson

This will be just the third time that Valencia and Khimki face each other in the EuroLeague. In the 2017-18 season, both teams traded home wins. However, in the EuroCup, both teams forged a classic rivalry. The last time they faced each other there was in the 2016-17 quarterfinals series, which Valencia won by 2-1. They also faced each other in the 2011-12 EuroCup title game, won by Khimki.

Marquee matchup

It will be a duel of sharpshooters in the backcourt when Valencia and Khimki clash on Thursday, as Jordan Loyd and Alexey Shved are the main contributors to their respective teams. Loyd averages 12.9 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists off the bench for Valencia and he has quickly become a key piece of the puzzle in his debut year with the team. Shved remains one of the best scorers in the league and boosts Khimki with his 20.2 points, 5.3 assists and 2.7 rebounds as an undisputed starter. After a modest 12 points against Madrid, Shved will be anxious to reload. Loyd has been capable of scoring outbursts that would rival Shved, and the Valencia fans will be waiting for another on Thursday.

Keys to victory: Valencia

Valencia is on a roll after a rough start, and will want to keep the party going at home. The first worry that coach Jaume Ponsarnau will have is Shved, of course. But Khimki is so much more than him. The guests boast the third-best offense in the league and basically outperform Valencia on all fronts except for steals. Valencia will have to look again for the collective effort and do many things right to defeat one of the top teams in the competition. La Fonteta will be there giving the extra push, the rest is up to Valencia and the focus that it brings to the game.

Keys to victory: Khimki

After a brilliant start, Khimki has dropped two of its last four games, and that is a wakeup call not to take any games in the EuroLeague for granted. Going into the game Khimki has the upper hand in virtually every aspect of the game, so the main trio of Shved, Jonas Jerebko and Devin Booker will try to remain the solid pillar they have been for Khimki. As of now, Khimki gives up more points per game than Valencia, but the hosts have the second-weakest numbers from beyond the arc in the league, so the guests will probably try to exploit that.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Euroleague.net
Valencia Basket
# Player Pos. H. Age
1 COLOM, QUINO G 1.88 31
2 MARINKOVIC, VANJA G 1.98 22
3 LOYD, JORDAN G 1.93 26
5 NDOUR, MAURICE F 2.06 27
6 ABALDE, ALBERTO F 2.02 23
7 LABEYRIE, LOUIS F 2.09 27
9 VAN ROSSOM, SAM G 1.88 33
10 TOBEY, MIKE C 2.13 25
12 MOTUM, BROCK C 2.08 29
14 DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN C 2.05 28
16 VIVES, GUILLEM G 1.92 26
19 SAN EMETERIO, FERNANDO F 1.99 35
30 SASTRE, JOAN F 2.01 27
40 JIMENEZ, MILLAN G 1.98 17
41 HENNINGSSON, HILMAR G 1.90 19
42 DOORNEKAMP, AARON F 2.01 33
43 PAVELKA, TOMAS C 2.14 19
44 FAURE, ALONSO F 2.05 17
45 FERRANDO, GUILLEM G 1.84 17
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 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
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

Loyd, J. / 12.9 Dubljevic, B. / 12.0
Shved, A. / 20.2 Timma, J. / 12.7 Booker, D. / 12.6
Evans, J. / 5.4 Gill, A. / 5.2
Colom, Q. / 3.4 Vives, G. / 2.8
Shved, A. / 5.3
Timma, J. / 1.6 Booker, D. / 1.1
Tobey, M. / 0.7
Zaytsev, V. / 0.8 Booker, D. / 0.7 Evans, J. / 0.7
2PT
Motum, B. / 60.0 % Dubljevic, B. / 58.2 % Ndour, M. / 51.4 %
Booker, D. / 61.8 % Gill, A. / 60.6 % Jerebko, J. / 57.9 %
3PT
Loyd, J. / 55.9 % San Emeterio, F. / 50.0 % Abalde, A. / 38.5 %
Bertans, D. / 40.9 % Timma, J. / 39.6 % Jerebko, J. / 36.4 %
FT
Shved, A. / 94.4 %
PIR
Dubljevic, B. / 15.9 Loyd, J. / 11.0 San Emeterio, F. / 10.1
Shved, A. / 17.1 Booker, D. / 15.3 Gill, A. / 13.4

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
76.6 Points 85.8
33.0 Rebounds 34.6
10.0 O. Rebounds 9.7
23.0 D. Rebounds 24.9
16.7 Assists 17.9
6.7 Steals 6.1
1.6 Blocks 3.9
51.9 % 2PT 55.6 %
33.8 % 3PT 38.6 %
78.3 % FT 83.0 %
85.0 PIR 93.9

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
81.8 Points 84.9
33.1 Rebounds 34.4
8.6 O. Rebounds 11.6
24.6 D. Rebounds 22.9
17.3 Assists 17.6
6.3 Steals 7.4
2.2 Blocks 2.2
55.6 % 2PT 53.0 %
40.2 % 3PT 37.8 %
77.9 % FT 69.3 %
90.2 PIR 92.8

Head Coaches

PONSARNAU, JAUME
Valencia Basket
"First of all, we have to identify that we have been more competitive, and that has allowed us to play with maximum energy, everything we have, in the game. In that sense, we have to look for more energy in more players, and the ones we played more on Tuesday are more tired. Obviously, we have to make the most out of our talent, as we need that to play against Khimki. They are probably the most talented team on offense in the entire EuroLeague. It is a team that you can play very good defense against it but still will find the way to score. You have to play good offense against them, too. This is why we need players with energy but also inspiration on offense, ready to play against them. We have to consider the opponents' characteristics. Brock (Motum) saw less playing time (against Zenit) because we played against Will (Thomas), and Louis (Labeyrie) and Maurice (Ndour) adjusted better against him. Aaron (Doornekamp) didn't play because they didn't use a small forward who played close to the basket, and Alberto (Abalde) played really well. Against Bayern, Brock saw more playing time than anyone else. That's what it is all about, my battle and my convinction: play with as many players as possible. Some days we will use 10, some others 12, but have as many players as we can to face this great number of games."
KURTINAITIS, RIMAS
Khimki Moscow Region
"The game with Real Madrid is already a history. It was one of our worst games of the season. We'll find the reasons but now we are preparing for Valencia. Of course, we will play to win this game; there is no other way for us. Valencia is a dangerous team; we played with them in the EuroCup couple of seasons ago and faced them many times here in Spain. Their fans support them with great passion. They have great perimeter shooters who can score three-pointers. Each player is playing with heart, because Spaniards love basketball. This is the main danger because the talent doesn't always win, but sometimes effort and energy beat talent. Valencia every time is playing one hundred percent. We are very serious about this game because we don't want to lose another point. We have small injury issues and we have to fix this problems."

Players

DUBLJEVIC, BOJAN
Valencia Basket
"We have been playing very well lately and this will be our fourth game in seven days. That is a tough rhythm, but we play at home against a very offensive-minded team, with great scorers. I think we will all keep enjoying if we keep playing at a good rhythm. We are feeling well; we are lucky that we played at home and that is important to recover. We are in good physical shape and will stay that way. We have confidence, and now we are favorites. If we win, we will be more relaxed. It is a very important game for us, for our confidence. The most important thing is that we feel well, have no injuries and will keep fighting for our club. Our fans are very important for us. When they support us, we play much better."
GILL, ANTHONY
Khimki Moscow Region
"Against Real Madrid we had to play defense. They just overhustled us and did everything better than us in that game. We didn't come ready to play in the first half and they showed that this can happen. We just have to learn from it. We can't have another game like that. We had two games like that this season, one against Crvena Zvezda and the second one against Madrid. We have to be better; we have to be tougher mentally and be ready to play. Now it's a quick turnaround, playing yesterday and tomorrow. We have to be prepared. We have to be ready mentally. The only way you can get through these games is having the right mindset. Now we face Valencia Basket, a great team. Every EuroLeague team is a great team, as I always say, so we have to be prepared from the beginning because they are very talented, they can score a lot of points and have great defense. We just have to be ready."
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Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
1 - 1
Valencia Basket Khimki Moscow Region
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Valencia Basket
Home record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 1-0
Away record vs. Khimki Moscow Region: 0-1
Khimki Moscow Region
Home record vs. Valencia Basket: 1-0
Away record vs. Valencia Basket: 0-1

Results

Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2017-18 26 January 2018 Regular Season Valencia Basket 85 - 83 Khimki Moscow Region
2017-18 13 October 2017 Regular Season Khimki Moscow Region 75 - 70 Valencia Basket