2019-20Regular SeasonRound 10
November 22, 2019 CET: 21:00
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The Take

The last two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champions, Real Madrid (6-3) and CSKA Moscow (6-3), meet for the first time this season to settle their part of a four-way tie just below three league leaders. Real is undefeated at home and wants to keep its momentum going in front of the fans at WiZink Center. CSKA has already recorded several road wins but this will be its biggest test to date outside of the Russian capital. Expect nothing short of a spectacular game between these two giants.

Marquee matchup

Two of the most explosive players in the competition are set to go face to face. Facu Campazzo is more of an old-school playmaker who tries to keep everyone involved with his court sense, high basketball IQ and outstanding passing skills. He will not have it easy against natural-born scorer Mike James, who scored 35 points at WiZink Center last season while playing for AX Armani Exchange Milan. That was his career-high effort until he scored 38 against Fenerbahce a week ago.

History lesson - modern

After their first 50 years of staring each other down across the continent, Real and CSKA have retuned a modern rivalry in recent years. Indeed, these teams have met in the last three Final Fours. CSKA downed Real in the 2017 Third-Place Game, 70-94, and in the 2019 semifinals, 95-90, behind 23 points each from Sergio Rodriguez and Nando De Colo. Real beat CSKA in the 2018 semifinals, 83-92, with 16 points each from Luka Doncic and Sergio Llull.

History lesson - ancient

This rivalry has raged since both teams faced each other in the 1963 EuroLeague Finals. Real won the first leg, 86-69, but CSKA registered a 91-74 victory in the second and prevailed in the tie-break game, 99-80. Real took revenge in 1965, downing CSKA in the two-way EuroLeague finals on points differential. CSKA regained the EuroLeague crown in 1969, defeating Real 103-99 in the only double-overtime championship game in competition history.

Keys to victory: Real

After its great exhibition against Khimki, scoring 65 first-half points and finishing the game with excellent shooting percentages (57.8% 2FG, 59.1% 3FG, 92.9% FT), Real will aim to keep that momentum going by securing the defensive boards to get into transition and taking good care of the ball. It worked earlier this week -- 33 defensive rebounds, 21 assists, 12 turnovers -- and the same recipe will be needed against a more experienced team like CSKA.

Keys to victory: CSKA

CSKA was limited to 66 and 70 points, respectively, in its recent road losses against ASVEL and Baskonia. On Wednesday in Vitoria-Gasteiz, CSKA only hit 13-of-39 shots inside the paint and pulled down just 9 offensive rebounds. Being much more effective inside the paint and powering the offensive glass will be critical against Real, a team that depends on its defensive boards to play in transition and run the floor.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Real Madrid
# Player Pos. H. Age
9 REYES, FELIPE F 2.04 39
14 DECK, GABRIEL F 1.98 24
16 GARUBA, USMAN C 2.01 17
17 NAKIC, MARIO F 2.02 18
20 CARROLL, JAYCEE G 1.88 36
22 TAVARES, WALTER C 2.20 27
23 LLULL, SERGIO G 1.90 32
25 MICKEY, JORDAN C 2.03 25
33 THOMPKINS, TREY C 2.08 29
44 TAYLOR, JEFFERY F 2.01 30
50 MEJRI, SALAH C 2.17 33
CSKA Moscow
# Player Pos. H. Age
3 BOLOMBOY, JOEL F 2.04 25
5 JAMES, MIKE G 1.85 29
7 UKHOV, IVAN G 1.93 24
11 ANTONOV, SEMEN F 2.02 30
21 CLYBURN, WILL F 2.01 29
23 HACKETT, DANIEL G 1.93 31
28 LOPATIN, ANDREI F 2.08 21
31 KOUFOS, KOSTA C 2.13 30
42 HINES, KYLE C 1.98 33
84 BAKER, RON G 1.93 26

Player Stats

Randolph, A. / 12.6 Campazzo, F. / 10.7 Mickey, J. / 9.3
James, M. / 19.7 Hilliard, D. / 12.1 Strelnieks, J. / 8.4
Tavares, W. / 5.7 Mickey, J. / 5.1
Campazzo, F. / 5.3 Llull, S. / 4.1
James, M. / 4.4
Hines, K. / 1.1
Tavares, W. / 1.8 Mickey, J. / 1.1
Hines, K. / 0.9
Tavares, W. / 71.9 % Mickey, J. / 70.5 % Campazzo, F. / 48.7 %
Hines, K. / 64.2 % James, M. / 46.1 % Hilliard, D. / 34.3 %
Randolph, A. / 51.2 % Taylor, J. / 45.0 % Carroll, J. / 44.4 %
Kurbanov, N. / 55.0 % James, M. / 48.9 % Hackett, D. / 46.7 %
Campazzo, F. / 93.9 %
James, M. / 77.6 %
Campazzo, F. / 14.0 Randolph, A. / 13.2 Mickey, J. / 12.8
James, M. / 20.2

Team Stats - Offense

Ave.   Ave.
81.8 Points 82.9
34.6 Rebounds 37.1
9.7 O. Rebounds 11.3
24.9 D. Rebounds 25.8
18.4 Assists 16.9
7.0 Steals 7.1
3.8 Blocks 2.8
53.7 % 2PT 51.1 %
37.8 % 3PT 40.6 %
77.0 % FT 72.7 %
96.8 PIR 90.2

Team Stats - Defense

Ave.   Ave.
78.0 Points 73.6
33.7 Rebounds 33.6
9.4 O. Rebounds 9.7
24.2 D. Rebounds 23.9
14.0 Assists 14.4
5.7 Steals 5.9
1.6 Blocks 3.0
51.4 % 2PT 49.1 %
36.8 % 3PT 31.5 %
78.2 % FT 71.8 %
76.2 PIR 75.8

Head Coaches

Real Madrid
"Taylor is certainly out from this game due to his nose fracture. The rest, except for Mejri and Reyes, will be available. CSKA changed some players but it's still a very demanding team, very competitive and one of the top favorites to take the title home. I think that Clyburn's injury hurt them because he's a forward who can play several positions and he can do many things. Despite those setbacks, they have good players and Mike James is on a roll lately and he is determinant."
CSKA Moscow
"We had two meetings – to analyze Real Madrid and our previous game. It was a poor performance for us and I expect the team to bounce back. Real is a great opponent; we know what the team represents in European basketball. They won all the home games so far. They are big, long and have a huge roster. They are dominant in every position even though they miss Taylor, they have several other players to cover his absence."


Real Madrid
"A demanding game is awaiting us. Against CSKA we will have to be focused 40 minutes and be ready. Defense will be the key, but we cannot pinpoint just one player because they have quality in all positions. We will have t play team defense if we want to stop them. CSKA changed some players, yes, but they have the same coach, the same attitude so we must be ready for anything."
CSKA Moscow
"They have played very good basketball lately. It’s a big game for us now, especially after our last game, we have to bounce back. We have to be focused and be ready for a fight."

Real Madrid vs. CSKA Moscow

· CSKA has a 18-7 advantage over Real in their meetings this century. Last year CSKA beat Real three times in as many games, CSKA swept Madrid in the regular season, then won 95-90 in the Final Four semifinals behind 23 points apiece from Nando De Colo and Sergio Rodriguez.

· CSKA and Real have faced each other in the semifinals of the last two Final Fours. In 2018 in Belgrade, Real won and went on to win its tenth EuroLeague title. Last May, CSKA beat Real in the semis then went on to lift its eighth crown.

· CSKA and Real faced each other for the first time in the 1963 EuroLeague final. It was a two-game series; Real won Game 1 at home 86-69, but CSKA downed Los Blancos by the same margin, 91-74, in Moscow. The teams had to play a tie-breaking Game 3 in Moscow, which CSKA won 99-80.

· CSKA and Real made it to the EuroLeague final in 1965. It was a two-game series and CSKA won the opener 88-81. Real recorded a 14-point victory at home to win its second continental crown on point difference.

· In the longest single-game EuroLeague final, CSKA and Real Madrid had to battle for 50 minutes in the 1969 championship game. Vladimir Andreev had 37 points in helping CSKA beat Real in double overtime, 103-99, in Barcelona.

· In the 2017 third-place game, CSKA defeated Real 94-70. Kyle Hines led six CSKA scorers in double figures with 14 points and 7 rebounds.

· In the 2018 Final Four semifinals, Real beat CSKA 92-83 behind 16 points apiece from Luka Doncic and Sergio Llull.

· Real guard Nicolas Laprovittola was a teammate of CSKA big man Johannes Voigtmann at Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in the second part of 2016-17 season.

· CSKA forward Semen Antonov and Real's Trey Thompkins were teammates at Nizhny Novgorod when the club made its EuroLeague debut in 2014-15.

· Big men Nikita Kurbanov of CSKA and Anthony Randolph of Real Madrid were teammates at Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar during the 2014-15 season.

· CSKA's Mike James and Madrid's Fabien Causeur were teammates at Baskonia for a season and a half, from 2014 to 2016. They helped the team reach the 2016 EuroLeague Final Four together.

· Madrid guard Fabien Causeur was a teammate of Olympiacos sharpshooter Janis Strelnieks at Brose Bamberg for the 2016-17 season.

· James posted 27 points, shooting a perfect 6-for-6 from three-point range, playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Madrid in April 2016. No player has hit as many three-pointers without a miss since then.

· Playing for Brose Bamberg against Madrid, Strelnieks set his career high in assists with 8 in January 2017 and posted his career high in steals with 4 in February 2016.

· Real point guard Facundo Campazzo scored a career-high 23 points against CSKA in Round 10 last season.

· Rudy Fernandez set a career-high with 28 points against CSKA in March 2014. He accumulated a performance index rating of 33 and earned MVP honors for Round 11 of the Top 16 with that effort in a 93-79 win.

· Fernandez collected a career-best 13 rebounds against CSKA in January 2013. He was also named MVP for Round 6 of the 2012-13 Top 16 following that performance in which he scored 20 points and had a PIR of 34 as CSKA won 86-78 in overtime.

· Real Madrid guard Fabien Causeur posted his career highs with 5 steals and 6 assists playing for Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against CSKA in January 2015 and had his career high in rebounds with 10 playing for Baskonia against CSKA in March of that year.

· Anthony Randolph posted his career high in offensive rebounds with 8 playing for Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar against CSKA in the 2016 Final Four semifinals. It is the most offensive rebounds ever in a Final Four game.

· Mike James scored a career-best 35 points and pulled down a career-best 8 defensive rebounds playing for AX Armani Exchange Milan against Real in March 2019.

· CSKA's Johannes Voigtmann had career highs 13 rebounds, including 7 offensive boards, playing for KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz against Real in February, 2017.

· Jordan Mickey set his career-high with 4 blocks playing for Khimki Moscow Region against CSKA in March of last season.

· CSKA forward Semen Antonov had the best game of his EuroLeague career, tying his career-high with 16 points, setting his career-best with 3 blocks, and accumulating a career-high index rating of 22 playing for Nizhny Novgorod against Real Madrid in December 2014.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Real Madrid

Real currently has 16 players registered for its EuroLeague roster, so at least four must sit out every game.
Real signed center Salah Mejri, but he has yet to appear in a game.
Trey Thompkins made his first appearance of the season in Round 9.
Teenage talent Mario Nakic is the only player on the Real roster without any previous EuroLeague experience.

Facundo Campazzo has collected at least 1 steal in 13 of his last 14 games.
Anthony Randolph has made at least 1 three-pointer in 10 of his last 11 games.
Jaycee Carroll has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight appearances.
Sergio Llull has made at least 1 three-pointer in seven of his last eight games.

Facundo Campazzo is tied for sixth this season with 5.3 assists per game.
Campazzo is co-leader in steals this season with 1.9 per game.
Walter Tavares ranks first this season with 1.8 blocks per game, and Jordan Mickey ranks fifth with 1.1 blocks per game.
Tavares ranks fourth this season in two-point accuracy at 71.9%, and Mickey ranks fifth at 70.5%.

Reyes is the career leader in games played with 346.
Felipe Reyes is the career rebounding king with 1,782 total rebounds and 695 offensive rebounds.
Reyes ranks third all-time with 1,087 defensive rebounds.
Reyes ranks fifth all-time in EuroLeague scoring with 2,998 points.
Reyes ranks fourth all-time with 3,753 index rating points.
Reyes ranks third all-time with 961 two-point shots made.
Reyes ranks second all-time with 959 free throws made.
Sergio Llull ranks sixth all-time with 2,930 points.
Llull ranks seventh all-time with 1,064 assists. Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens is sixth with 1,091 and counting.
Llull ranks fourth with 443 three-pointers made. Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus is third with 464 and counting.
Rudy Fernandez is in fifth place all-time with 267 steals. Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens is fourth with 278 and counting.
Fernandez is sixth all-time with 414 three-pointers made. Gianluca Basile is fifth with 421.
Walter Tavares is the all-time EuroLeague leader in two-point accuracy at 73.99%.
Tavares ranks first all-time in true shooting percentages at 71.4%.
Carroll ranks eighth all-time in free throw accuracy at 90.5%.
Carroll is 11th all-time with 369 three-point shots made. Dimitris Diamantidis is 10th with 372 three-pointers.

CSKA Moscow

Will Clyburn has suffered a torn ACL and could miss the remainder of the season.

Mike James has made at least 1 three-point shot in nine of his last 10 games.
James has scored in double figures in each of his last seven games.
Darrun Hilliard has hit multiple three-point shots in eight of nine games this season.
Nikita Kurbanov has made at least 1 three-pointer in four of his last five games.

Mike James is tied for fifth this season in average PIR with 20.2 per game.
James ranks third this season with 19.7 points per game.
Darrun Hilliard is tied for third this season with 2.8 three-point shots made per game.

Kyle Hines ranks third all-time with 216 blocks.
Hines ranks second all-time with 524 offensive rebounds. Felipe Reyes is the all-time leader with 695.
Hines ranks sixth all-time with 892 two-pointers made.
Hines ranks eighth all-time with 1,180 rebounds. Kerem Gonlum is seventh with 1,189.
Janis Strelnieks ranks sixth all-time in free-throw accuracy at 91.08%.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Head-to-head records

Home team Away team
7 - 18
Real Madrid CSKA Moscow
* overall record in EuroLeague since 2000
Real Madrid
Home record vs. CSKA Moscow: 4-7
Away record vs. CSKA Moscow: 2-9
CSKA Moscow
Home record vs. Real Madrid: 9-2
Away record vs. Real Madrid: 7-4


Season Date Phase Home Result Away
2018-19 17 May 2019 Final Four CSKA Moscow 95 - 90 Real Madrid
2018-19 08 February 2019 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 82 - 78 Real Madrid
2018-19 29 November 2018 Regular Season Real Madrid 88 - 93 CSKA Moscow
2017-18 18 May 2018 Final Four CSKA Moscow 83 - 92 Real Madrid
2017-18 01 February 2018 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 93 - 87 Real Madrid
2017-18 19 October 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 82 - 69 CSKA Moscow
2016-17 21 May 2017 Final Four Real Madrid 70 - 94 CSKA Moscow
2016-17 06 January 2017 Regular Season Real Madrid 95 - 85 CSKA Moscow
2016-17 11 November 2016 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 91 - 90 Real Madrid
2015-16 02 March 2016 Top 16 Real Madrid 87 - 96 CSKA Moscow
2015-16 07 January 2016 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 95 - 81 Real Madrid
2013-14 20 March 2014 Top 16 Real Madrid 93 - 79 CSKA Moscow
2013-14 23 January 2014 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 85 - 71 Real Madrid
2012-13 28 March 2013 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 81 - 72 Real Madrid
2012-13 31 January 2013 Top 16 Real Madrid 86 - 78 CSKA Moscow
2008-09 17 December 2008 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 78 - 82 Real Madrid
2008-09 06 November 2008 Regular Season Real Madrid 54 - 58 CSKA Moscow
2005-06 26 January 2006 Regular Season Real Madrid 71 - 80 CSKA Moscow
2005-06 30 November 2005 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 64 - 52 Real Madrid
2004-05 23 March 2005 Top 16 CSKA Moscow 89 - 73 Real Madrid
2004-05 10 March 2005 Top 16 Real Madrid 94 - 95 CSKA Moscow
2002-03 30 January 2003 Regular Season Real Madrid 80 - 93 CSKA Moscow
2002-03 07 November 2002 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 90 - 75 Real Madrid
2001-02 07 February 2002 Regular Season Real Madrid 82 - 86 CSKA Moscow
2001-02 15 November 2001 Regular Season CSKA Moscow 77 - 92 Real Madrid